The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 26 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
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 268 259
Rank change year-on-year +29 -9  
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 9 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.11% 0.063%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.23% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 5
Median daily rate £395 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.05% +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £400 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £505 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £350
% change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3843 4270 4485
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.32% 48.43% 47.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2141 2502 2442
Median daily rate £413 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £257 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 215 238
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.81 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

Rackspace
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Rackspace
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rackspace in the South East

Rackspace
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rackspace in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Rackspace in the South East

Rackspace
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 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
West Sussex +25 5 £395 - 1
Berkshire +21 4 £338 -32.50% 1
Rackspace
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 10 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (50.00%) DevOps
2 9 (50.00%) Web Services
2 9 (50.00%) Linux
3 8 (44.44%) WAN
3 8 (44.44%) LAN
3 8 (44.44%) Cisco
3 8 (44.44%) Firewall
3 8 (44.44%) Ruby
3 8 (44.44%) F5
4 7 (38.89%) NetScaler
4 7 (38.89%) GitHub
4 7 (38.89%) VLAN
4 7 (38.89%) Load Balancing
4 7 (38.89%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
4 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
4 7 (38.89%) Riverbed
4 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
4 7 (38.89%) Virgin Media
4 7 (38.89%) Banking
4 7 (38.89%) Network Design
4 7 (38.89%) BBC
4 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
4 7 (38.89%) MPLS
4 7 (38.89%) VoIP
4 7 (38.89%) CCIE
4 7 (38.89%) CCNP
4 7 (38.89%) CCNA

Rackspace
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (27.78%) OpenStack
2 4 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (16.67%) WordPress
4 1 (5.56%) Apache
4 1 (5.56%) GlassFish
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (38.89%) GitHub
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (16.67%) Rackspace Cloud
4 2 (11.11%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (11.11%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) Firewall
1 8 (44.44%) LAN
1 8 (44.44%) WAN
2 7 (38.89%) MPLS
2 7 (38.89%) NetScaler
2 7 (38.89%) VLAN
2 7 (38.89%) VoIP
2 7 (38.89%) VPN
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.56%) DNS
4 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (5.56%) Internet
4 1 (5.56%) LDAP
4 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) InfluxDB
1 4 (22.22%) MySQL
2 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 3 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 4 (22.22%) Ant
2 4 (22.22%) Gradle
2 4 (22.22%) Maven
3 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (38.89%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco Engineer
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 7 (38.89%) Network Engineer
1 7 (38.89%) NOC Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Node.js Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Engagement Manager
4 2 (11.11%) ERP Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (22.22%) Sensu
3 3 (16.67%) HTML
3 3 (16.67%) Node.js
3 3 (16.67%) Sass
4 2 (11.11%) MEAN Stack
5 1 (5.56%) JSF
5 1 (5.56%) LAMP
5 1 (5.56%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) BBC
1 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
1 7 (38.89%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (22.22%) Virtual Team
3 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (11.11%) PMI
3 2 (11.11%) Private Cloud
3 2 (11.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.56%) CentOS
3 1 (5.56%) Unix
3 1 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) DevOps
2 7 (38.89%) Load Balancing
2 7 (38.89%) Network Design
3 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
3 5 (27.78%) Continuous Deployment
3 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (27.78%) Software Delivery
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.11%) CMMI
5 2 (11.11%) ERP
5 2 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (11.11%) Presales
5 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Resource Allocation
5 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) Web Development
6 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Ruby
2 5 (27.78%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) Python
3 4 (22.22%) PHP
4 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) CCDP
1 7 (38.89%) CCIE
1 7 (38.89%) CCNA
1 7 (38.89%) CCNP
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
1 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (11.11%) Master's Degree
3 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
3 2 (11.11%) PMP
3 2 (11.11%) Postgraduate
4 1 (5.56%) SANS
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Shibboleth
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Ansible
1 5 (27.78%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (27.78%) Puppet
1 5 (27.78%) Salt
2 4 (22.22%) Fluentd
2 4 (22.22%) Graphite
2 4 (22.22%) logstash
2 4 (22.22%) Prometheus
2 4 (22.22%) StatsD
2 4 (22.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
1 8 (44.44%) F5
2 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
2 7 (38.89%) Riverbed
2 7 (38.89%) Virgin Media
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) ArcSight
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) Gemalto
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.56%) VMware