The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 29 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.

Rackspace
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 69 -
Rank change year-on-year +18 -  
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.71% 0.18% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.44% 0.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £431 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.96% -  
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 South Wales.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 278 230 218
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 49.38% 41.52% 48.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 136 145
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £138 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 8 8
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £12.75 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Rackspace
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Rackspace
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rackspace in South Wales

Rackspace
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rackspace in South Wales over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Rackspace in South Wales

Rackspace
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 29 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
Cardiff - 4 £431 -
Rackspace
Wales

For the 6 months to 29 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 Wales region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 4 (100.00%) Bitbucket
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (75.00%) Ansible
2 3 (75.00%) Puppet
2 3 (75.00%) SSH
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Banking

Rackspace
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) SSH
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Bitbucket
1 4 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) AWS DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Ansible
1 3 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (75.00%) Puppet