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 3 months to 30 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.

Rackspace Cloud
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 598 639 622
Rank change year-on-year +41 -17  
Contract jobs citing Rackspace Cloud 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.006%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.035% 0.023% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £475 - £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 5767 4324 2718
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.67% 7.99% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4039 3001 1742
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £322 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 77 101
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.94 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £47.47 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.92% -13.35%  

Rackspace Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Rackspace Cloud as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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
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 3 months to 30 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
England +49 2 £475 - 5
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £475 -
North West - 1 £475 -
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 2 (100.00%) Rackspace
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (50.00%) Route 53
2 1 (50.00%) PaaS
2 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (50.00%) CloudFront
2 1 (50.00%) Couchbase
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (50.00%) MuleSoft
2 1 (50.00%) API Design
2 1 (50.00%) Anypoint
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) LAMP
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) C#

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 1 (50.00%) Anypoint
1 1 (50.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (50.00%) CloudFront
2 1 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) PaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Route 53
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (50.00%) Couchbase
1 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
2 1 (50.00%) AWS Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Architect
2 1 (50.00%) MuleSoft Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) LAMP
2 1 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) API Design
1 1 (50.00%) Microservices
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Rackspace
2 1 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) MuleSoft
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle