Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 366 359 386
Rank change year-on-year -7 +27 -3
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 12 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.071% 0.11% 0.042%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.24% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 7
South East median daily rate £400 £423 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +20.71% -
10th Percentile £263 £213 £302
90th Percentile £438 £525 £401
England median daily rate £550 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 8091 8036 9168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 48.08% 48.33% 47.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4651 4621 5123
South East median daily rate £418 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £238 £224 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £533
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 398 432
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -13.51% +19.35%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.00 £44.88
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%

Rackspace
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Rackspace as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 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
Berkshire +4 4 £338 -19.64%
Thames Valley -6 4 £338 -19.64% 1
Middlesex - 4 £396 -
Hampshire -1 1 £350 +55.56%
West Sussex -7 1 £408 -18.58%
Surrey -15 1 - -
Kent - 1 £650 -
Rackspace
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 10 (83.33%) Linux
1 10 (83.33%) DevOps
2 9 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (66.67%) Web Services
3 8 (66.67%) Ruby
4 7 (58.33%) Python
5 6 (50.00%) GitHub
6 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
6 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
6 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 4 (33.33%) Ubuntu
7 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
7 4 (33.33%) Puppet
7 4 (33.33%) OpenStack
7 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (33.33%) Ansible
7 4 (33.33%) Salt
7 4 (33.33%) Software Delivery
7 4 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
8 3 (25.00%) Prometheus
8 3 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (25.00%) npm
8 3 (25.00%) Graphite
8 3 (25.00%) InfluxDB
8 3 (25.00%) Gradle
8 3 (25.00%) Fluentd
8 3 (25.00%) Sensu
8 3 (25.00%) logstash

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 4 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 3 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (25.00%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 9 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (50.00%) GitHub
3 3 (25.00%) npm
3 3 (25.00%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (8.33%) IaaS
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) MPLS
1 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
1 1 (8.33%) VLAN
1 1 (8.33%) VoIP
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) InfluxDB
1 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (25.00%) MySQL
1 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
1 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (25.00%) Ant
2 3 (25.00%) Gradle
2 3 (25.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 3 (25.00%) Node.js Developer
3 2 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Linux DevOps Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) Node.js
2 3 (25.00%) Sass
2 3 (25.00%) Sensu
3 2 (16.67%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Team
3 1 (8.33%) BBC
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 3 (25.00%) CentOS
4 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) DevOps
2 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 4 (33.33%) Software Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 2 (16.67%) Web Development
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) Kanban
5 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Network Design
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Release Management
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Ruby
2 7 (58.33%) Python
3 3 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) PHP
4 2 (16.67%) Perl
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) Go
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) CCDP
4 1 (8.33%) CCIE
4 1 (8.33%) CCNP
4 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Ansible
1 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (33.33%) Puppet
1 4 (33.33%) Salt
2 3 (25.00%) Fluentd
2 3 (25.00%) Graphite
2 3 (25.00%) logstash
2 3 (25.00%) Prometheus
2 3 (25.00%) StatsD
2 3 (25.00%) ZABBIX
3 2 (16.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (16.67%) SaltStack
2 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) F5
2 1 (8.33%) Google
2 1 (8.33%) Riverbed
2 1 (8.33%) Virgin Media