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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 542 572
Rank change year-on-year -12 +30  
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 34 78 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.079% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.35% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 58 42
Median daily rate £425 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £378 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £563 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £325
% change year-on-year -11.11% +38.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Rackspace is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18890 22000 22906
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.94% 44.52% 44.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11569 13814 13687
Median daily rate £428 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 730 1047
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Rackspace
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Rackspace as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Rackspace in England

Rackspace
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -32 14 £550 +10.00% 12
South East +7 9 £395 -7.05% 6
East Midlands -1 5 £500 +17.64%
South West - 5 £475 -
West Midlands +5 2 £488 +8.33% 1
Rackspace
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 65 (73.86%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (55.68%) DevOps
3 42 (47.73%) Web Services
4 40 (45.45%) Linux
5 39 (44.32%) Ansible
6 38 (43.18%) Jenkins
7 34 (38.64%) Puppet
8 32 (36.36%) Ruby
9 31 (35.23%) Opscode Chef
10 30 (34.09%) Python
11 27 (30.68%) Salt
12 26 (29.55%) PHP
12 26 (29.55%) Configuration Management
13 25 (28.41%) MySQL
14 24 (27.27%) GitHub
15 23 (26.14%) Git (software)
16 20 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
17 17 (19.32%) Open Source
17 17 (19.32%) OpenStack
18 16 (18.18%) MongoDB
19 15 (17.05%) PostgreSQL
19 15 (17.05%) Finance
19 15 (17.05%) Java
20 14 (15.91%) Cisco
20 14 (15.91%) Programme Delivery
21 13 (14.77%) Docker
21 13 (14.77%) LAN
21 13 (14.77%) WAN
21 13 (14.77%) Firewall

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 17 (19.32%) OpenStack
2 11 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (9.09%) WordPress
4 6 (6.82%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.68%) Apache
6 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (4.55%) nginx
7 2 (2.27%) GlassFish
7 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.14%) Anypoint
8 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.14%) Confluence
8 1 (1.14%) Drupal
8 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.14%) IIS
8 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.14%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Magento
1 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 65 (73.86%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (27.27%) GitHub
3 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (10.23%) IaaS
5 8 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (6.82%) Rackspace Cloud
7 4 (4.55%) Loggly
7 4 (4.55%) Sumo Logic
8 3 (3.41%) Office 365
8 3 (3.41%) PaaS
9 2 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (2.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (2.27%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (2.27%) Route 53
9 2 (2.27%) SaaS
9 2 (2.27%) SoftLayer
9 2 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
10 1 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.77%) Firewall
1 13 (14.77%) LAN
1 13 (14.77%) WAN
2 12 (13.64%) HTTP
3 11 (12.50%) SSL
3 11 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 11 (12.50%) VPN
4 9 (10.23%) MPLS
5 7 (7.95%) NetScaler
5 7 (7.95%) SAN
5 7 (7.95%) VLAN
5 7 (7.95%) VoIP
6 6 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (6.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (4.55%) DNS
7 4 (4.55%) IPv4
7 4 (4.55%) IPv6
7 4 (4.55%) NAS
7 4 (4.55%) Network Security
7 4 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (28.41%) MySQL
2 16 (18.18%) MongoDB
3 15 (17.05%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.82%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.68%) InfluxDB
6 4 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (4.55%) Riak
7 3 (3.41%) Redis
7 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
8 2 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (2.27%) Big Data
8 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.27%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (1.14%) Couchbase
9 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.14%) HBase
Development Applications
1 38 (43.18%) Jenkins
2 23 (26.14%) Git (software)
3 13 (14.77%) Maven
4 12 (13.64%) Subversion
5 7 (7.95%) Ant
5 7 (7.95%) Gradle
5 7 (7.95%) Vagrant
6 6 (6.82%) Grunt
7 1 (1.14%) GitLab
7 1 (1.14%) JIRA
General
1 15 (17.05%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Advertising
2 9 (10.23%) Banking
3 8 (9.09%) Retail
4 5 (5.68%) Legal
5 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.27%) Law
7 1 (1.14%) Digital Economy
7 1 (1.14%) Electronics
7 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (28.41%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (18.18%) AWS DevOps
2 16 (18.18%) AWS Engineer
3 15 (17.05%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 15 (17.05%) Developer
4 8 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 7 (7.95%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (7.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 7 (7.95%) Environment Manager
5 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.95%) NOC Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (4.55%) Architect
7 4 (4.55%) PHP Developer
8 3 (3.41%) Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Configuration Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Consultant
8 3 (3.41%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.41%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (47.73%) Web Services
2 12 (13.64%) HTML
3 10 (11.36%) LAMP
3 10 (11.36%) Node.js
4 9 (10.23%) AngularJS
4 9 (10.23%) CSS
4 9 (10.23%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (9.09%) HTML5
6 6 (6.82%) CSS3
6 6 (6.82%) jQuery
6 6 (6.82%) Sensu
7 5 (5.68%) .NET
8 4 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (4.55%) Sass
9 3 (3.41%) Apache Camel
9 3 (3.41%) ASP.NET
9 3 (3.41%) Kafka
9 3 (3.41%) Spring
9 3 (3.41%) Spring Boot
10 2 (2.27%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.95%) BBC
2 7 (7.95%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.68%) Virtual Team
4 4 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.27%) PMI
5 2 (2.27%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.27%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.27%) User Experience
6 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.14%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.14%) Replication
6 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 40 (45.45%) Linux
2 12 (13.64%) Windows
3 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (6.82%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.55%) Ubuntu
5 4 (4.55%) Windows 10
5 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.41%) Unix
7 2 (2.27%) CentOS
8 1 (1.14%) CoreOS
8 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (55.68%) DevOps
2 26 (29.55%) Configuration Management
3 20 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (19.32%) Open Source
5 14 (15.91%) Programme Delivery
6 9 (10.23%) Continuous Deployment
6 9 (10.23%) Web Operations
7 8 (9.09%) Network Design
7 8 (9.09%) Software Delivery
8 7 (7.95%) Load Balancing
8 7 (7.95%) Project Management
9 6 (6.82%) ITIL
9 6 (6.82%) Web Development
10 5 (5.68%) Migration
11 4 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (4.55%) PRINCE2
11 4 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 32 (36.36%) Ruby
2 30 (34.09%) Python
3 26 (29.55%) PHP
4 15 (17.05%) Java
5 9 (10.23%) Bash Shell
5 9 (10.23%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.95%) Perl
7 6 (6.82%) C#
8 4 (4.55%) SQL
9 3 (3.41%) C++
9 3 (3.41%) Go
9 3 (3.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (14.77%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.95%) CCDP
3 7 (7.95%) CCIE
3 7 (7.95%) CCNA
3 7 (7.95%) CCNP
3 7 (7.95%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (6.82%) Degree
5 4 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.27%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.27%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.27%) PMP
6 2 (2.27%) Postgraduate
6 2 (2.27%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (14.77%) Docker
2 11 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.09%) Active Directory
4 4 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.27%) Shibboleth
5 2 (2.27%) VirtualBox
5 2 (2.27%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.14%) HDFS
6 1 (1.14%) KVM
6 1 (1.14%) LXC
6 1 (1.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 39 (44.32%) Ansible
2 34 (38.64%) Puppet
3 31 (35.23%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (30.68%) Salt
5 10 (11.36%) logstash
6 9 (10.23%) ZABBIX
7 8 (9.09%) Prometheus
8 7 (7.95%) Fluentd
8 7 (7.95%) Kubernetes
9 6 (6.82%) Nagios
9 6 (6.82%) StatsD
10 5 (5.68%) Graphite
11 3 (3.41%) Kibana
12 2 (2.27%) Grafana
12 2 (2.27%) Terraform
13 1 (1.14%) collectd
Vendors
1 14 (15.91%) Cisco
2 12 (13.64%) VMware
3 10 (11.36%) Google
4 9 (10.23%) F5
4 9 (10.23%) Oracle
5 7 (7.95%) CheckPoint
5 7 (7.95%) HP
5 7 (7.95%) Microsoft
5 7 (7.95%) Riverbed
5 7 (7.95%) SaltStack
5 7 (7.95%) Virgin Media
6 6 (6.82%) Dell
6 6 (6.82%) New Relic
7 4 (4.55%) Altiris
7 4 (4.55%) Avaya
7 4 (4.55%) Fortinet
7 4 (4.55%) IBM
7 4 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (4.55%) Sophos
7 4 (4.55%) Splunk
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