Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Rackspace.

Rackspace
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 785 740 781
Rank change year-on-year -45 +41 -52
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 92 141 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.13% 0.094%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.30% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 92 89
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £330 £364 £313
90th Percentile £675 £583 £706
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK 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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43951 47473 49241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.62% 45.33% 43.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27307 29002 29036
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £235 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1470 1695 2097
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.30% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.23 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.27 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

Rackspace
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Rackspace in the UK

Rackspace
Top 13 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 6 months to 21 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 -35 88 £550 +10.00% 28
London -44 48 £550 +10.00% 10
UK excluding London -6 42 £450 - 19
Midlands +2 14 £500 +7.53% 2
West Midlands +16 13 £500 - 2
South East -7 12 £400 -5.33% 1
East of England -1 5 £550 +30.95% 2
South West -3 5 £550 - 2
North of England +43 4 £450 +5.88% 11
Yorkshire +23 3 £450 -14.29% 5
East Midlands -10 3 £475 +18.75%
Scotland - 2 - -
North East +62 1 £325 +8.33%

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 79 (85.87%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (70.65%) DevOps
3 56 (60.87%) Python
4 54 (58.70%) Jenkins
5 50 (54.35%) Linux
6 49 (53.26%) Ansible
7 38 (41.30%) Web Services
8 37 (40.22%) GitHub
9 35 (38.04%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (36.96%) Ruby
11 31 (33.70%) Opscode Chef
11 31 (33.70%) Git (software)
12 28 (30.43%) Docker
13 26 (28.26%) Puppet
13 26 (28.26%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (25.00%) Salt
14 23 (25.00%) Java
14 23 (25.00%) PHP
14 23 (25.00%) MySQL
14 23 (25.00%) Terraform
15 21 (22.83%) Configuration Management
15 21 (22.83%) Bash Shell
16 19 (20.65%) MongoDB
16 19 (20.65%) PostgreSQL
17 18 (19.57%) Finance
17 18 (19.57%) Programme Delivery
18 17 (18.48%) Microsoft Azure
18 17 (18.48%) Security Cleared
19 16 (17.39%) OpenStack
19 16 (17.39%) logstash

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 16 (17.39%) OpenStack
2 14 (15.22%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (13.04%) Confluence
4 9 (9.78%) nginx
5 8 (8.70%) WordPress
6 3 (3.26%) Apache
7 2 (2.17%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (1.09%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.09%) CMS
8 1 (1.09%) Drupal
8 1 (1.09%) IIS
8 1 (1.09%) Jetty
8 1 (1.09%) Mongrel
8 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 79 (85.87%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (40.22%) GitHub
3 17 (18.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (16.30%) IaaS
5 13 (14.13%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (11.96%) Amazon S3
6 11 (11.96%) Route 53
6 11 (11.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 9 (9.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 9 (9.78%) Amazon ELB
7 9 (9.78%) Amazon SQS
7 9 (9.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (7.61%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (6.52%) Rackspace Cloud
10 5 (5.43%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (5.43%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (5.43%) Serverless
11 4 (4.35%) Akamai
11 4 (4.35%) Loggly
11 4 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.39%) HTTP
2 14 (15.22%) SSL
2 14 (15.22%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.26%) Firewall
4 2 (2.17%) DMZ
4 2 (2.17%) DNS
4 2 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.17%) LAN
4 2 (2.17%) VPN
4 2 (2.17%) WAN
4 2 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.09%) DHCP
5 1 (1.09%) Internet
5 1 (1.09%) MPLS
5 1 (1.09%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.09%) SAN
5 1 (1.09%) VLAN
5 1 (1.09%) VoIP
5 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.00%) MySQL
2 19 (20.65%) MongoDB
2 19 (20.65%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (11.96%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (9.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (4.35%) InfluxDB
5 4 (4.35%) Redis
6 1 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.09%) Big Data
6 1 (1.09%) DataStage
6 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.09%) HBase
6 1 (1.09%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 54 (58.70%) Jenkins
2 31 (33.70%) Git (software)
3 15 (16.30%) Subversion
4 14 (15.22%) JIRA
5 10 (10.87%) Maven
6 6 (6.52%) Ant
7 5 (5.43%) GCC
7 5 (5.43%) Gradle
7 5 (5.43%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.09%) Grunt
8 1 (1.09%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.09%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (19.57%) Finance
2 8 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.35%) Banking
4 3 (3.26%) Legal
5 2 (2.17%) Digital Economy
5 2 (2.17%) Law
6 1 (1.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (41.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 35 (38.04%) AWS Engineer
3 30 (32.61%) AWS DevOps
4 29 (31.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 12 (13.04%) WebOps Engineer
6 10 (10.87%) Developer
7 8 (8.70%) Senior WebOps Engineer
8 7 (7.61%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 6 (6.52%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (6.52%) Ruby Engineer
10 5 (5.43%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (5.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 4 (4.35%) Commercial Manager
11 4 (4.35%) Security Engineer
12 3 (3.26%) Administrator
12 3 (3.26%) Analyst
12 3 (3.26%) Linux Administrator
12 3 (3.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 3 (3.26%) Project Manager
12 3 (3.26%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (41.30%) Web Services
2 14 (15.22%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (15.22%) Node.js
3 13 (14.13%) Sensu
4 8 (8.70%) LEMP Stack
5 5 (5.43%) HTML
6 4 (4.35%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.35%) Sass
7 3 (3.26%) LAMP
8 2 (2.17%) .NET
8 2 (2.17%) Angular 2
8 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.17%) CSS
8 2 (2.17%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (2.17%) MEAN Stack
8 2 (2.17%) RESTful
9 1 (1.09%) HTML5
9 1 (1.09%) jQuery
9 1 (1.09%) Spring Boot
9 1 (1.09%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
1 4 (4.35%) Data Centre
1 4 (4.35%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (2.17%) Public Cloud
2 2 (2.17%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.09%) BBC
3 1 (1.09%) Infotainment
3 1 (1.09%) Replication
3 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (54.35%) Linux
2 10 (10.87%) Unix
2 10 (10.87%) Windows
3 9 (9.78%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.70%) CentOS
5 7 (7.61%) Ubuntu
6 5 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.09%) CoreOS
7 1 (1.09%) Debian
7 1 (1.09%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (70.65%) DevOps
2 35 (38.04%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (28.26%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (22.83%) Configuration Management
5 18 (19.57%) Programme Delivery
6 14 (15.22%) Open Source
6 14 (15.22%) Web Operations
7 9 (9.78%) Process Architecture
7 9 (9.78%) Regression Testing
7 9 (9.78%) Test Automation
8 8 (8.70%) Software Engineering
9 7 (7.61%) Continuous Deployment
10 6 (6.52%) Change Management
10 6 (6.52%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (6.52%) Customer-Centricity
10 6 (6.52%) Software Delivery
11 5 (5.43%) Kanban
11 5 (5.43%) Migration
11 5 (5.43%) Project Management
11 5 (5.43%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 56 (60.87%) Python
2 34 (36.96%) Ruby
3 23 (25.00%) Java
3 23 (25.00%) PHP
4 21 (22.83%) Bash Shell
5 11 (11.96%) JavaScript
6 9 (9.78%) Go
6 9 (9.78%) Perl
7 8 (8.70%) PowerShell
8 7 (7.61%) Bourne shell
9 6 (6.52%) C#
10 4 (4.35%) C++
10 4 (4.35%) Scala
10 4 (4.35%) Shell Script
10 4 (4.35%) SQL
11 1 (1.09%) Jython
Qualifications
1 17 (18.48%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.61%) Degree
4 4 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.26%) CCNA
5 3 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.09%) CCDP
7 1 (1.09%) CCIE
7 1 (1.09%) CCNP
7 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.09%) GCP
System Software
1 28 (30.43%) Docker
2 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.26%) VirtualBox
4 2 (2.17%) Xen
5 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.09%) HDFS
5 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.09%) KVM
Systems Management
1 49 (53.26%) Ansible
2 31 (33.70%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (28.26%) Puppet
4 23 (25.00%) Salt
4 23 (25.00%) Terraform
5 16 (17.39%) logstash
6 13 (14.13%) StatsD
7 9 (9.78%) collectd
7 9 (9.78%) Kibana
7 9 (9.78%) ZABBIX
8 7 (7.61%) Nagios
8 7 (7.61%) Prometheus
9 6 (6.52%) Kubernetes
10 5 (5.43%) Fluentd
11 4 (4.35%) Graphite
12 3 (3.26%) Rancher
13 2 (2.17%) Ganglia
14 1 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
14 1 (1.09%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 13 (14.13%) SaltStack
2 12 (13.04%) Google
3 7 (7.61%) New Relic
4 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.52%) Splunk
5 4 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.35%) VMware
6 3 (3.26%) IBM
6 3 (3.26%) Juniper
7 2 (2.17%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.17%) Cisco
7 2 (2.17%) Cloudera
7 2 (2.17%) FireEye
7 2 (2.17%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.17%) Lancope
7 2 (2.17%) M86 Security
7 2 (2.17%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.09%) F5
8 1 (1.09%) Virgin Media