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 23 June 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
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 565 582
Rank change year-on-year -1 +17  
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 36 78 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.32% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 58 43
Median daily rate £419 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.45% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £378 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £563 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £325
% change year-on-year -11.11% +38.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 20514 24183 25039
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.82% 44.94% 44.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12454 14905 14646
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 709 826 1130
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Rackspace in the UK

Rackspace
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rackspace in the UK

Rackspace
Top 20 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 23 June 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 -12 34 £425 -8.10% 27
London -32 14 £550 +10.00% 12
South East +7 9 £395 -7.05% 6
West Sussex +19 5 £395 - 1
East Midlands -1 5 £500 +17.64%
South West - 5 £475 -
Crawley - 5 £395 -
Berkshire +21 4 £338 -32.50% 1
Birmingham +11 2 £488 +5.40% 1
West Midlands +5 2 £488 +8.33% 1
Derbyshire -12 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £500 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £500 -
Feltham - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £488 -
Cornwall - 1 £400 -
Northampton - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £400 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 71 (74.74%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (56.84%) DevOps
3 43 (45.26%) Ansible
3 43 (45.26%) Jenkins
3 43 (45.26%) Web Services
4 42 (44.21%) Linux
5 38 (40.00%) Puppet
6 35 (36.84%) Opscode Chef
7 33 (34.74%) Ruby
8 31 (32.63%) Python
9 28 (29.47%) Salt
10 27 (28.42%) Git (software)
10 27 (28.42%) Configuration Management
11 26 (27.37%) PHP
12 25 (26.32%) MySQL
12 25 (26.32%) GitHub
13 21 (22.11%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (18.95%) OpenStack
16 17 (17.89%) Open Source
16 17 (17.89%) Finance
17 16 (16.84%) Java
17 16 (16.84%) Windows
17 16 (16.84%) MongoDB
18 15 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
19 14 (14.74%) Firewall
19 14 (14.74%) Cisco
19 14 (14.74%) Microsoft Azure
19 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
19 14 (14.74%) Maven

Rackspace
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 18 (18.95%) OpenStack
2 12 (12.63%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (8.42%) WordPress
4 6 (6.32%) Apache
4 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.21%) nginx
6 2 (2.11%) GlassFish
6 2 (2.11%) IIS
6 2 (2.11%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.05%) Anypoint
7 1 (1.05%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.05%) Confluence
7 1 (1.05%) Drupal
7 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.05%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Magento
1 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 71 (74.74%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (26.32%) GitHub
3 14 (14.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (10.53%) IaaS
5 8 (8.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (6.32%) Rackspace Cloud
7 4 (4.21%) Loggly
7 4 (4.21%) PaaS
7 4 (4.21%) Sumo Logic
8 3 (3.16%) Office 365
9 2 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (2.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (2.11%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (2.11%) Route 53
9 2 (2.11%) SaaS
9 2 (2.11%) SoftLayer
9 2 (2.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
10 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.74%) Firewall
2 13 (13.68%) LAN
2 13 (13.68%) WAN
3 12 (12.63%) HTTP
4 11 (11.58%) SSL
4 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP
4 11 (11.58%) VPN
5 9 (9.47%) MPLS
6 7 (7.37%) NetScaler
6 7 (7.37%) SAN
6 7 (7.37%) VLAN
6 7 (7.37%) VoIP
7 6 (6.32%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (6.32%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (5.26%) DNS
9 4 (4.21%) IPv4
9 4 (4.21%) IPv6
9 4 (4.21%) NAS
9 4 (4.21%) Network Security
9 4 (4.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (26.32%) MySQL
2 16 (16.84%) MongoDB
3 15 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.32%) InfluxDB
4 6 (6.32%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.21%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (4.21%) Riak
6 3 (3.16%) Redis
6 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.11%) Big Data
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.05%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.05%) HBase
Development Applications
1 43 (45.26%) Jenkins
2 27 (28.42%) Git (software)
3 14 (14.74%) Maven
4 12 (12.63%) Subversion
5 8 (8.42%) Ant
5 8 (8.42%) Gradle
6 7 (7.37%) Vagrant
7 6 (6.32%) Grunt
8 4 (4.21%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.05%) GitLab
9 1 (1.05%) JIRA
General
1 17 (17.89%) Finance
2 10 (10.53%) Banking
3 9 (9.47%) Advertising
4 8 (8.42%) Retail
5 5 (5.26%) Legal
5 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.11%) Law
7 1 (1.05%) Digital Economy
7 1 (1.05%) Electronics
7 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (31.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (20.00%) AWS DevOps
2 19 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
3 18 (18.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 15 (15.79%) Developer
5 8 (8.42%) Network Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Environment Manager
6 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) NOC Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Senior DevOps
8 5 (5.26%) Architect
9 4 (4.21%) PHP Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Analyst
10 3 (3.16%) Configuration Manager
10 3 (3.16%) Consultant
10 3 (3.16%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (45.26%) Web Services
2 12 (12.63%) HTML
3 10 (10.53%) LAMP
3 10 (10.53%) Node.js
4 9 (9.47%) AngularJS
4 9 (9.47%) CSS
4 9 (9.47%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (8.42%) HTML5
6 7 (7.37%) .NET
6 7 (7.37%) Sensu
7 6 (6.32%) CSS3
7 6 (6.32%) jQuery
8 4 (4.21%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (4.21%) Sass
9 3 (3.16%) Apache Camel
9 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET
9 3 (3.16%) Kafka
9 3 (3.16%) Spring
9 3 (3.16%) Spring Boot
10 2 (2.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.68%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.37%) BBC
2 7 (7.37%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.26%) Virtual Team
4 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.16%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.11%) PMI
6 2 (2.11%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.11%) User Experience
7 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.05%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.05%) PKI
7 1 (1.05%) Replication
7 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 42 (44.21%) Linux
2 16 (16.84%) Windows
3 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (6.32%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.21%) Ubuntu
5 4 (4.21%) Unix
5 4 (4.21%) Windows 10
5 4 (4.21%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.11%) CentOS
7 1 (1.05%) CoreOS
7 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (56.84%) DevOps
2 27 (28.42%) Configuration Management
3 21 (22.11%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (17.89%) Open Source
6 14 (14.74%) Programme Delivery
7 10 (10.53%) Continuous Deployment
8 9 (9.47%) Software Delivery
8 9 (9.47%) Web Operations
9 8 (8.42%) Network Design
10 7 (7.37%) Load Balancing
10 7 (7.37%) Project Management
11 6 (6.32%) ITIL
11 6 (6.32%) Web Development
12 5 (5.26%) Migration
13 4 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (4.21%) PRINCE2
13 4 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (4.21%) TDD
13 4 (4.21%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 33 (34.74%) Ruby
2 31 (32.63%) Python
3 26 (27.37%) PHP
4 16 (16.84%) Java
5 13 (13.68%) Bash Shell
6 9 (9.47%) JavaScript
7 7 (7.37%) Perl
8 6 (6.32%) C#
9 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.21%) SQL
10 3 (3.16%) C++
10 3 (3.16%) Go
10 3 (3.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.58%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.37%) CCDP
3 7 (7.37%) CCIE
3 7 (7.37%) CCNA
3 7 (7.37%) CCNP
3 7 (7.37%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (6.32%) Degree
5 4 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.11%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.11%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.11%) PMP
6 2 (2.11%) Postgraduate
6 2 (2.11%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (13.68%) Docker
2 11 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.47%) Active Directory
4 4 (4.21%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (4.21%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.11%) Shibboleth
5 2 (2.11%) VirtualBox
5 2 (2.11%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.05%) HDFS
6 1 (1.05%) KVM
6 1 (1.05%) LXC
6 1 (1.05%) vCloud
6 1 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 43 (45.26%) Ansible
2 38 (40.00%) Puppet
3 35 (36.84%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (29.47%) Salt
5 11 (11.58%) logstash
6 10 (10.53%) ZABBIX
7 9 (9.47%) Prometheus
8 8 (8.42%) Fluentd
9 7 (7.37%) Kubernetes
9 7 (7.37%) Nagios
9 7 (7.37%) StatsD
10 6 (6.32%) Graphite
11 3 (3.16%) Kibana
12 2 (2.11%) Grafana
12 2 (2.11%) Terraform
13 1 (1.05%) Cacti
13 1 (1.05%) collectd
13 1 (1.05%) SCCM
13 1 (1.05%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (14.74%) Cisco
2 12 (12.63%) VMware
3 11 (11.58%) Google
4 9 (9.47%) F5
4 9 (9.47%) Oracle
5 8 (8.42%) HP
5 8 (8.42%) Microsoft
6 7 (7.37%) CheckPoint
6 7 (7.37%) Riverbed
6 7 (7.37%) SaltStack
6 7 (7.37%) Virgin Media
7 6 (6.32%) Dell
7 6 (6.32%) New Relic
8 4 (4.21%) Acronis
8 4 (4.21%) Avaya
8 4 (4.21%) Fortinet
8 4 (4.21%) IBM
8 4 (4.21%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (4.21%) Sophos
8 4 (4.21%) Splunk
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