Period
to 16 December 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 16 December 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 > Scotland
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 - 201
Rank change year-on-year - +201 -
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.040% - 0.017%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% - 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median daily rate - - £400
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - £17.50

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 Scotland.

All Vendors
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1818 1932 2332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 36.65% 46.60% 38.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1037 1066 1158
Scotland median daily rate £390 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -0.14% -2.37%
10th Percentile £208 £218 £213
90th Percentile £538 £488 £513
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 59 68
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £14.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +17.20% -8.02%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.00 £9.03
90th Percentile £45.50 £46.28 £41.73
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +5.15%

Rackspace
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Rackspace in Scotland

Rackspace
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 16 December 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
Glasgow - 2 - -
Rackspace
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) DMZ
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
1 2 (100.00%) Sourcefire
1 2 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 2 (100.00%) M86 Security
1 2 (100.00%) Anomaly Detection
1 2 (100.00%) Lancope
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) FireEye
1 2 (100.00%) Apache Airflow

Rackspace
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (100.00%) Apache Airflow
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DMZ
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) IT Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) IT Security Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Anomaly Detection
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Python
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) FireEye
1 2 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) Lancope
1 2 (100.00%) M86 Security
1 2 (100.00%) Sourcefire