Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Rackspace Cloud skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Rackspace Cloud over the 6 months to 19 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.

Rackspace Cloud
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 869 889 879
Rank change year-on-year +20 -10 -26
Contract jobs citing Rackspace Cloud 6 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.007% 0.011%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.037% 0.057% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 7
UK median daily rate £400 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +22.22% -
10th Percentile £263 £461 £402
90th Percentile £685 £605 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £438 £575
% change year-on-year -22.86% -23.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Rackspace Cloud is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 16423 12353 7468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.20% 11.78% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11383 8492 5040
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £270 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 185 116
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.45% -14.30% +20.22%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.70 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.75 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £22.75
% change year-on-year +2.58% -25.01% +30.00%

Rackspace Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Rackspace Cloud in the UK

Rackspace Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rackspace Cloud in the UK

Rackspace Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rackspace Cloud over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Rackspace Cloud in the UK

Rackspace Cloud
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace Cloud within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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
England +21 6 £400 -27.27% 6
UK excluding London +27 4 £338 -22.86% 5
South East - 3 £275 -
London -31 2 £400 -28.73% 1
Midlands +29 1 £850 +94.29% 1
West Midlands +29 1 £850 +94.29% 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Rackspace Cloud also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Rackspace Cloud.

1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Ubuntu
1 6 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (100.00%) Rackspace
1 6 (100.00%) DevOps
2 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (66.67%) Ruby
3 3 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) HTML
3 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) PHP
3 3 (50.00%) MySQL
3 3 (50.00%) CentOS
3 3 (50.00%) WordPress
3 3 (50.00%) Sass
3 3 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (50.00%) Node.js
3 3 (50.00%) npm
4 2 (33.33%) logstash
4 2 (33.33%) MEAN Stack
4 2 (33.33%) Splunk
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (33.33%) Cloudera
4 2 (33.33%) GitHub
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Ganglia
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services

Rackspace Cloud
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (50.00%) WordPress
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Jetty
2 1 (16.67%) Mongrel
2 1 (16.67%) nginx
2 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (50.00%) npm
3 2 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (33.33%) GitHub
4 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (16.67%) Google App Engine
4 1 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (50.00%) MySQL
1 3 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Ant
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) Maven
3 1 (16.67%) Mercurial
3 1 (16.67%) MSBuild
3 1 (16.67%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Node.js Developer
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) AWS DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Scripter
3 1 (16.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) Node.js
1 3 (50.00%) Sass
2 2 (33.33%) MEAN Stack
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) JRuby
3 1 (16.67%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Infotainment
1 1 (16.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Ubuntu
2 3 (50.00%) CentOS
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) Debian
4 1 (16.67%) Fedora
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Ruby
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) PHP
2 3 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (16.67%) Go
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) KVM
1 1 (16.67%) VirtualBox
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Ganglia
1 2 (33.33%) logstash
1 2 (33.33%) Nagios
2 1 (16.67%) Ansible
2 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Rackspace
2 2 (33.33%) Cloudera
2 2 (33.33%) Splunk
3 1 (16.67%) Google
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Perforce
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) VMware