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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rackspace
England / South East
Rank 236 251 263
Rank change year-on-year +15 +12  
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 9 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.14% 0.061%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.29% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 6
Median daily rate £301 £425 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.11% +20.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £248 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £425 £310
% change year-on-year -3.23% +37.09%  
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 3862 4522 4476
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.20% 49.05% 45.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2112 2685 2340
Median daily rate £415 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.09% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £245 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 206 227
Median hourly rate £15.50 £30.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.33% +62.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.29 £11.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £60.00 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 25 March 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 25 March 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
Middlesex - 4 £213 -
Berkshire +24 2 - - 1
West Sussex - 2 £400 -
Hampshire - 1 £538 - 1
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 8 (47.06%) Degree
2 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (35.29%) Service Delivery
3 6 (35.29%) CMS
3 6 (35.29%) Java
3 6 (35.29%) Web Services
3 6 (35.29%) DevOps
4 5 (29.41%) Driving Licence
4 5 (29.41%) Content Management
4 5 (29.41%) Legal
4 5 (29.41%) QA
4 5 (29.41%) Joomla!
4 5 (29.41%) Statistics
4 5 (29.41%) Marketing
4 5 (29.41%) WordPress
4 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
4 5 (29.41%) Intranet
5 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
5 4 (23.53%) Ant
5 4 (23.53%) Python
5 4 (23.53%) ITIL
5 4 (23.53%) SLA
5 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
5 4 (23.53%) ZABBIX
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (23.53%) Puppet
5 4 (23.53%) OpenStack

Rackspace
Top Related 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 6 (35.29%) CMS
2 5 (29.41%) Joomla!
2 5 (29.41%) WordPress
3 4 (23.53%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (23.53%) OpenStack
4 1 (5.88%) Apache
4 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.88%) GlassFish
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (23.53%) GitHub
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (11.76%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (11.76%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Intranet
2 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) LAN
2 3 (17.65%) WAN
3 2 (11.76%) MPLS
3 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
3 2 (11.76%) VLAN
3 2 (11.76%) VoIP
3 2 (11.76%) VPN
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (5.88%) DNS
4 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (5.88%) Internet
4 1 (5.88%) LDAP
4 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) InfluxDB
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Ant
1 4 (23.53%) Gradle
1 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
1 4 (23.53%) Maven
General
1 5 (29.41%) Legal
1 5 (29.41%) Marketing
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Web Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Web Content Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Designer
4 3 (17.65%) Support Assistant
4 3 (17.65%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Technical Assistant
4 3 (17.65%) Technical Designer
4 3 (17.65%) Technical Support Assistant
4 3 (17.65%) Web Content Assistant
4 3 (17.65%) Web Content Designer
4 3 (17.65%) Web Designer
4 3 (17.65%) Web Support Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Website Designer
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps Systems Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Web Services
2 4 (23.53%) Sensu
3 1 (5.88%) JSF
3 1 (5.88%) LAMP
3 1 (5.88%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Driving Licence
1 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
2 4 (23.53%) Virtual Team
3 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
4 2 (11.76%) BBC
4 2 (11.76%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (11.76%) PMI
4 2 (11.76%) Private Cloud
4 2 (11.76%) Public Cloud
4 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Unix
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) CentOS
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) DevOps
1 6 (35.29%) Service Delivery
2 5 (29.41%) Content Management
2 5 (29.41%) Statistics
3 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
3 4 (23.53%) Continuous Deployment
3 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
3 4 (23.53%) Document Management
3 4 (23.53%) IT Strategy
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) Software Delivery
4 3 (17.65%) Content Writing
4 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.76%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (11.76%) Network Design
5 2 (11.76%) Presales
5 2 (11.76%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) Python
2 4 (23.53%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Degree
2 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) CCDP
3 2 (11.76%) CCIE
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) CCNP
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (11.76%) PMI Certification
3 2 (11.76%) PMP
3 2 (11.76%) Postgraduate
4 1 (5.88%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
2 4 (23.53%) PMO
2 4 (23.53%) SLA
3 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Shibboleth
1 1 (5.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Ansible
1 4 (23.53%) Fluentd
1 4 (23.53%) Graphite
1 4 (23.53%) logstash
1 4 (23.53%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (23.53%) Puppet
1 4 (23.53%) Salt
1 4 (23.53%) StatsD
1 4 (23.53%) ZABBIX
2 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco
1 3 (17.65%) F5
1 3 (17.65%) IBM
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
2 2 (11.76%) Riverbed
2 2 (11.76%) Virgin Media
3 1 (5.88%) ArcSight
3 1 (5.88%) Dell
3 1 (5.88%) Gemalto
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Intel
3 1 (5.88%) Juniper
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) Veritas
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
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