Period
to 17 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Rackspace over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Rackspace.

Rackspace
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 757 718 773
Rank change year-on-year -39 +55 -80
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 89 146 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.094% 0.15% 0.096%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.33% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 96 85
England median daily rate £550 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £328 £369 £318
90th Percentile £675 £579 £706
UK median daily rate £538 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +7.50% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - -

Rackspace is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 40508 44440 45597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.86% 45.16% 43.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25385 27448 27408
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £245 £228
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1569 1961
England median hourly rate £17.31 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.92% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.67 £10.22 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.50 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%

Rackspace
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Rackspace as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Rackspace in England

Rackspace
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Rackspace in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Rackspace in England

Rackspace
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rackspace in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Rackspace in England

Rackspace
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -33 49 £550 +10.00% 3
Midlands +10 14 £500 +7.53% 2
West Midlands +17 13 £500 - 2
South East -3 12 £400 -2.44% 1
South West +7 5 £550 - 2
East of England -18 5 £550 +30.95% 2
North of England +51 4 £450 +5.88% 11
Yorkshire +31 3 £450 -14.29% 5
East Midlands -8 3 £475 +18.75%
North East +64 1 £325 +8.33%
Rackspace
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Rackspace also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 78 (87.64%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (71.91%) DevOps
3 53 (59.55%) Jenkins
4 52 (58.43%) Python
5 48 (53.93%) Ansible
6 46 (51.69%) Linux
7 37 (41.57%) GitHub
8 36 (40.45%) Web Services
9 34 (38.20%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (35.96%) Ruby
11 30 (33.71%) Git (software)
12 29 (32.58%) Opscode Chef
13 27 (30.34%) Docker
14 24 (26.97%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (26.97%) Puppet
15 22 (24.72%) Java
15 22 (24.72%) PHP
15 22 (24.72%) MySQL
15 22 (24.72%) Terraform
16 21 (23.60%) Salt
17 20 (22.47%) Bash Shell
18 19 (21.35%) Configuration Management
18 19 (21.35%) Programme Delivery
19 18 (20.22%) PostgreSQL
19 18 (20.22%) MongoDB
20 17 (19.10%) Microsoft Azure
21 16 (17.98%) Finance
22 15 (16.85%) HTTP
22 15 (16.85%) Security Cleared
22 15 (16.85%) IaaS

Rackspace
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (16.85%) OpenStack
2 12 (13.48%) Confluence
2 12 (13.48%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (8.99%) nginx
3 8 (8.99%) WordPress
4 3 (3.37%) Apache
5 1 (1.12%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.12%) CMS
5 1 (1.12%) Drupal
5 1 (1.12%) IIS
5 1 (1.12%) Jetty
5 1 (1.12%) Mongrel
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 78 (87.64%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (41.57%) GitHub
3 17 (19.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (16.85%) IaaS
5 12 (13.48%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (11.24%) Amazon S3
6 10 (11.24%) Route 53
6 10 (11.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (8.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 8 (8.99%) Amazon ELB
7 8 (8.99%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (8.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (7.87%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (6.74%) Rackspace Cloud
10 5 (5.62%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (5.62%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (5.62%) Serverless
11 4 (4.49%) Akamai
11 4 (4.49%) Loggly
11 4 (4.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.85%) HTTP
2 13 (14.61%) SSL
2 13 (14.61%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.25%) DNS
3 2 (2.25%) LAN
3 2 (2.25%) VPN
3 2 (2.25%) WAN
3 2 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.12%) DHCP
4 1 (1.12%) Firewall
4 1 (1.12%) Internet
4 1 (1.12%) MPLS
4 1 (1.12%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.12%) SAN
4 1 (1.12%) VLAN
4 1 (1.12%) VoIP
4 1 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (24.72%) MySQL
2 18 (20.22%) MongoDB
2 18 (20.22%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (11.24%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (8.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (4.49%) Redis
6 3 (3.37%) InfluxDB
7 1 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.12%) Big Data
7 1 (1.12%) DataStage
7 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.12%) HBase
7 1 (1.12%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 53 (59.55%) Jenkins
2 30 (33.71%) Git (software)
3 14 (15.73%) JIRA
3 14 (15.73%) Subversion
4 9 (10.11%) Maven
5 5 (5.62%) Ant
5 5 (5.62%) GCC
5 5 (5.62%) Vagrant
6 4 (4.49%) Gradle
7 1 (1.12%) Grunt
7 1 (1.12%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.12%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (17.98%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.49%) Banking
4 3 (3.37%) Legal
5 2 (2.25%) Digital Economy
5 2 (2.25%) Law
6 1 (1.12%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (42.70%) DevOps Engineer
2 35 (39.33%) AWS Engineer
3 30 (33.71%) AWS DevOps
4 29 (32.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 12 (13.48%) WebOps Engineer
6 10 (11.24%) Developer
7 8 (8.99%) Senior WebOps Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) Ruby Engineer
9 5 (5.62%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (5.62%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (5.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 4 (4.49%) Commercial Manager
10 4 (4.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 3 (3.37%) Administrator
11 3 (3.37%) Analyst
11 3 (3.37%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 3 (3.37%) Operations Engineer
11 3 (3.37%) Project Manager
11 3 (3.37%) Site Engineer
11 3 (3.37%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (40.45%) Web Services
2 14 (15.73%) Node.js
3 13 (14.61%) Elastic Stack
4 11 (12.36%) Sensu
5 7 (7.87%) LEMP Stack
6 5 (5.62%) HTML
7 4 (4.49%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.49%) Sass
8 3 (3.37%) LAMP
9 2 (2.25%) .NET
9 2 (2.25%) Angular 2
9 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.25%) CSS
9 2 (2.25%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (2.25%) MEAN Stack
9 2 (2.25%) RESTful
10 1 (1.12%) CSS3
10 1 (1.12%) HTML5
10 1 (1.12%) LESS
10 1 (1.12%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
1 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.25%) Public Cloud
2 2 (2.25%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.12%) BBC
3 1 (1.12%) Infotainment
3 1 (1.12%) Replication
3 1 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 46 (51.69%) Linux
2 10 (11.24%) Unix
2 10 (11.24%) Windows
3 9 (10.11%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.99%) CentOS
5 7 (7.87%) Ubuntu
6 5 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.12%) CoreOS
7 1 (1.12%) Debian
7 1 (1.12%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (71.91%) DevOps
2 34 (38.20%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (26.97%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (21.35%) Configuration Management
4 19 (21.35%) Programme Delivery
5 13 (14.61%) Open Source
5 13 (14.61%) Web Operations
6 8 (8.99%) Process Architecture
6 8 (8.99%) Regression Testing
6 8 (8.99%) Software Engineering
6 8 (8.99%) Test Automation
7 6 (6.74%) Change Management
7 6 (6.74%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (6.74%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (6.74%) Customer-Centricity
8 5 (5.62%) Kanban
8 5 (5.62%) Migration
8 5 (5.62%) Project Management
8 5 (5.62%) Software Delivery
8 5 (5.62%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 52 (58.43%) Python
2 32 (35.96%) Ruby
3 22 (24.72%) Java
3 22 (24.72%) PHP
4 20 (22.47%) Bash Shell
5 11 (12.36%) JavaScript
6 9 (10.11%) Go
7 8 (8.99%) PowerShell
8 7 (7.87%) Bourne shell
8 7 (7.87%) Perl
9 6 (6.74%) C#
10 4 (4.49%) C++
10 4 (4.49%) Scala
10 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
10 4 (4.49%) SQL
11 1 (1.12%) Jython
Qualifications
1 15 (16.85%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.24%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.87%) Degree
4 4 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.37%) CCNA
5 3 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.12%) CCDP
6 1 (1.12%) CCIE
6 1 (1.12%) CCNP
6 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.12%) GCP
System Software
1 27 (30.34%) Docker
2 4 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.37%) VirtualBox
4 2 (2.25%) Xen
5 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.12%) HDFS
5 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 48 (53.93%) Ansible
2 29 (32.58%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (26.97%) Puppet
4 22 (24.72%) Terraform
5 21 (23.60%) Salt
6 14 (15.73%) logstash
7 11 (12.36%) StatsD
8 8 (8.99%) collectd
8 8 (8.99%) Kibana
8 8 (8.99%) ZABBIX
9 7 (7.87%) Nagios
10 6 (6.74%) Kubernetes
10 6 (6.74%) Prometheus
11 4 (4.49%) Fluentd
12 3 (3.37%) Graphite
12 3 (3.37%) Rancher
13 2 (2.25%) Ganglia
14 1 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
14 1 (1.12%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 12 (13.48%) Google
1 12 (13.48%) SaltStack
2 7 (7.87%) New Relic
3 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.74%) Splunk
4 4 (4.49%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.49%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (4.49%) VMware
5 2 (2.25%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.25%) Cisco
5 2 (2.25%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.12%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (1.12%) Hitachi
6 1 (1.12%) HP
6 1 (1.12%) IBM
6 1 (1.12%) Juniper
6 1 (1.12%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle
6 1 (1.12%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.12%) Zend