The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rackspace
UK
Rank 537 586 572
Rank change year-on-year +49 -14  
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 59 56 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.093%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 46 31
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £346 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
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.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20011 23143 23796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.18% 43.66% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12332 14008 13432
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 802 994
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.99 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Rackspace
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Rackspace
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rackspace in the UK

Rackspace
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rackspace over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Rackspace in the UK

Rackspace
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +33 54 £425 -5.55% 28
London +18 26 £475 -2.56% 15
South East +23 9 £301 -29.11% 5
West Yorkshire +19 9 £350 -6.66% 5
Yorkshire +18 9 £350 -22.22% 5
Leeds +16 9 £350 -6.66% 5
West Midlands +12 6 £513 +70.83%
Birmingham +3 6 £513 +70.83%
City of London +2 5 £450 - 4
South Wales +18 4 £431 +18.96%
Wales +13 4 £431 +18.96%
Middlesex - 4 £213 -
Cardiff - 4 £431 -
Berkshire +24 2 - - 1
Reading +20 2 - -
Crawley - 2 £400 -
West Sussex - 2 £400 -
North West +29 1 £475 -13.63% 1
Manchester +9 1 £475 -13.63% 1
Cambridge +6 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +5 1 - - 2
East of England -3 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -
Andover - 1 £538 - 1
Feltham - 1 £425 - 1
Corsham - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £538 - 1

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 85 (70.25%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (65.29%) DevOps
3 65 (53.72%) Web Services
3 65 (53.72%) Linux
4 61 (50.41%) Puppet
5 59 (48.76%) Opscode Chef
6 55 (45.45%) Python
7 53 (43.80%) Jenkins
8 51 (42.15%) Ruby
9 48 (39.67%) Ansible
10 47 (38.84%) Git (software)
10 47 (38.84%) PHP
11 45 (37.19%) Salt
12 44 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
13 43 (35.54%) MySQL
14 41 (33.88%) Configuration Management
15 37 (30.58%) Subversion
16 34 (28.10%) Continuous Integration
17 33 (27.27%) MongoDB
17 33 (27.27%) HTTP
18 32 (26.45%) PostgreSQL
18 32 (26.45%) Open Source
19 29 (23.97%) TCP/IP
20 28 (23.14%) SSL
21 27 (22.31%) Windows
22 23 (19.01%) Java
22 23 (19.01%) Microsoft Azure
22 23 (19.01%) Bash Shell
23 22 (18.18%) Elastic Stack
24 19 (15.70%) Web Operations

Rackspace
Top Related 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 19 (15.70%) Elasticsearch
1 19 (15.70%) OpenStack
2 17 (14.05%) nginx
3 13 (10.74%) IIS
4 12 (9.92%) Apache
5 9 (7.44%) WordPress
6 6 (4.96%) CMS
6 6 (4.96%) SharePoint
7 5 (4.13%) Apache Spark
7 5 (4.13%) Joomla!
8 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (2.48%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.65%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.65%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.83%) Anypoint
11 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.65%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 85 (70.25%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (19.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (11.57%) IaaS
4 12 (9.92%) GitHub
5 11 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (6.61%) Loggly
6 8 (6.61%) Sumo Logic
7 7 (5.79%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (5.79%) Route 53
8 6 (4.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 6 (4.96%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (4.96%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (4.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (4.13%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (4.13%) Amazon S3
10 4 (3.31%) Office 365
11 2 (1.65%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (1.65%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (1.65%) SaaS
11 2 (1.65%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (27.27%) HTTP
2 29 (23.97%) TCP/IP
3 28 (23.14%) SSL
4 12 (9.92%) DNS
5 9 (7.44%) Firewall
6 8 (6.61%) LAN
6 8 (6.61%) SAN
6 8 (6.61%) WAN
7 7 (5.79%) Internet
7 7 (5.79%) VPN
8 6 (4.96%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (4.13%) Intranet
10 4 (3.31%) IPv4
10 4 (3.31%) IPv6
10 4 (3.31%) MPLS
10 4 (3.31%) NAS
10 4 (3.31%) Network Security
10 4 (3.31%) Wireless
11 3 (2.48%) SSH
11 3 (2.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (35.54%) MySQL
2 33 (27.27%) MongoDB
3 32 (26.45%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (8.26%) Relational Database
5 8 (6.61%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (6.61%) Redis
6 7 (5.79%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (5.79%) Riak
6 7 (5.79%) SQL Server
7 5 (4.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (4.13%) Hadoop
7 5 (4.13%) HBase
7 5 (4.13%) InfluxDB
8 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.65%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.83%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 53 (43.80%) Jenkins
2 47 (38.84%) Git (software)
3 37 (30.58%) Subversion
4 19 (15.70%) Vagrant
5 15 (12.40%) Maven
6 10 (8.26%) Grunt
7 7 (5.79%) NUnit
8 5 (4.13%) Ant
8 5 (4.13%) Gradle
9 4 (3.31%) Bitbucket
10 3 (2.48%) GitLab
11 1 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.83%) Hudson
11 1 (0.83%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (12.40%) Finance
2 9 (7.44%) Legal
3 8 (6.61%) Advertising
3 8 (6.61%) Retail
4 5 (4.13%) Banking
4 5 (4.13%) Marketing
5 3 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 32 (26.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (16.53%) Developer
3 18 (14.88%) AWS DevOps
4 13 (10.74%) AWS Engineer
5 11 (9.09%) Senior DevOps
6 10 (8.26%) Analyst
7 9 (7.44%) DBA
7 9 (7.44%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (7.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 9 (7.44%) SQL DBA
8 8 (6.61%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (6.61%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 8 (6.61%) WebOps Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) Azure DevOps
9 7 (5.79%) Environment Manager
9 7 (5.79%) Ruby Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) Senior WebOps Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.96%) Web Content Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (53.72%) Web Services
2 22 (18.18%) Elastic Stack
3 15 (12.40%) LAMP
3 15 (12.40%) LEMP Stack
4 14 (11.57%) AngularJS
5 13 (10.74%) .NET
5 13 (10.74%) Node.js
6 12 (9.92%) CSS
6 12 (9.92%) HTML
6 12 (9.92%) HTML5
7 10 (8.26%) CSS3
7 10 (8.26%) jQuery
7 10 (8.26%) Sensu
8 8 (6.61%) ASP.NET
9 7 (5.79%) .NET Framework
9 7 (5.79%) ADO
9 7 (5.79%) Dapper ORM
9 7 (5.79%) Entity Framework
10 5 (4.13%) LAPP Stack
11 4 (3.31%) React
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.74%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.79%) Replication
3 5 (4.13%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.13%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.48%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.48%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.48%) User Experience
6 2 (1.65%) BBC
6 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.65%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.65%) FMCG
6 2 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.65%) PMI
6 2 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.83%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 65 (53.72%) Linux
2 27 (22.31%) Windows
3 9 (7.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (4.96%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.13%) CoreOS
7 4 (3.31%) Unix
7 4 (3.31%) Windows 10
7 4 (3.31%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.48%) CentOS
9 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.83%) SUSE
9 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (65.29%) DevOps
2 44 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (33.88%) Configuration Management
4 34 (28.10%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (26.45%) Open Source
6 19 (15.70%) Web Operations
7 14 (11.57%) Regression Testing
8 11 (9.09%) TDD
9 9 (7.44%) Process Architecture
10 8 (6.61%) BDD
10 8 (6.61%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (6.61%) ITIL
11 7 (5.79%) Automated Testing
11 7 (5.79%) WFM
12 6 (4.96%) Continuous Deployment
12 6 (4.96%) Mentoring
12 6 (4.96%) Project Management
12 6 (4.96%) Service Delivery
13 5 (4.13%) Software Delivery
13 5 (4.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (45.45%) Python
2 51 (42.15%) Ruby
3 47 (38.84%) PHP
4 23 (19.01%) Bash Shell
4 23 (19.01%) Java
5 13 (10.74%) SQL
6 12 (9.92%) C#
7 11 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 10 (8.26%) Perl
9 9 (7.44%) VB
10 7 (5.79%) PowerShell
10 7 (5.79%) T-SQL
11 4 (3.31%) C++
11 4 (3.31%) Go
11 4 (3.31%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (14.05%) Security Cleared
2 16 (13.22%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.44%) Degree
4 4 (3.31%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.48%) CCNA
5 3 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.65%) CCDP
6 2 (1.65%) CCIE
6 2 (1.65%) CCNP
6 2 (1.65%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.65%) PMP
6 2 (1.65%) Postgraduate
6 2 (1.65%) SANS
7 1 (0.83%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) QA
2 4 (3.31%) PMO
2 4 (3.31%) SLA
3 3 (2.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.83%) BS7799
System Software
1 18 (14.88%) Docker
2 13 (10.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.26%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.13%) HDFS
4 5 (4.13%) VirtualBox
5 4 (3.31%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.31%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.65%) Shibboleth
6 2 (1.65%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 61 (50.41%) Puppet
2 59 (48.76%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (39.67%) Ansible
4 45 (37.19%) Salt
5 19 (15.70%) logstash
6 14 (11.57%) Kibana
7 13 (10.74%) ZABBIX
8 11 (9.09%) Nagios
9 10 (8.26%) Kubernetes
9 10 (8.26%) StatsD
10 9 (7.44%) Grafana
11 8 (6.61%) Terraform
12 5 (4.13%) collectd
12 5 (4.13%) Fluentd
12 5 (4.13%) Graphite
13 2 (1.65%) NetBackup
13 2 (1.65%) Tivoli
14 1 (0.83%) Cacti
14 1 (0.83%) SCCM
14 1 (0.83%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (13.22%) SaltStack
2 14 (11.57%) Google
2 14 (11.57%) VMware
3 11 (9.09%) Oracle
4 9 (7.44%) Cisco
4 9 (7.44%) New Relic
4 9 (7.44%) Splunk
4 9 (7.44%) Zend
5 8 (6.61%) HP
6 7 (5.79%) Microsoft
6 7 (5.79%) RedGate
7 6 (4.96%) Dell
8 5 (4.13%) IBM
9 4 (3.31%) Acronis
9 4 (3.31%) Altiris
9 4 (3.31%) Avaya
9 4 (3.31%) F5
9 4 (3.31%) Fortinet
9 4 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (3.31%) Sophos
Feltham, Middlesex
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