Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 193 174
Rank change year-on-year +28 -19 -4
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 13 19 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.31% 0.040%
As % of the Vendors category 0.60% 0.65% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 2
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -11.11%
England median daily rate £550 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2152 2906 2168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.44% 46.98% 43.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1286 1580 1083
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £207 £250 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 92 140
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.82 £14.50 £15.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.10% -8.37% -0.16%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.29 £10.72
90th Percentile £48.38 £24.98 £33.28
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

Rackspace
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Rackspace as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Rackspace in the West Midlands

Rackspace
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rackspace in the West Midlands

Rackspace
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rackspace in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Rackspace in the West Midlands

Rackspace
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 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
Birmingham +4 12 £488 -2.50% 1
Coventry +21 1 £850 +94.29%
Rackspace
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 10 (76.92%) Linux
1 10 (76.92%) Python
1 10 (76.92%) HTTP
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (76.92%) Subversion
1 10 (76.92%) Ruby
1 10 (76.92%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (76.92%) Git (software)
1 10 (76.92%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (76.92%) Puppet
1 10 (76.92%) Jenkins
1 10 (76.92%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (76.92%) Ansible
1 10 (76.92%) Salt
2 9 (69.23%) DevOps
2 9 (69.23%) Web Operations
2 9 (69.23%) MongoDB
2 9 (69.23%) Open Source
2 9 (69.23%) Configuration Management
2 9 (69.23%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (69.23%) TCP/IP
2 9 (69.23%) SSL
2 9 (69.23%) PHP
2 9 (69.23%) MySQL
2 9 (69.23%) Web Services
3 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) Bash Shell
4 5 (38.46%) Process Architecture
4 5 (38.46%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (38.46%) Amazon DynamoDB

Rackspace
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (38.46%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (38.46%) nginx
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) Jetty
2 1 (7.69%) Mongrel
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 10 (76.92%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (38.46%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (38.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 5 (38.46%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (38.46%) Amazon S3
2 5 (38.46%) Amazon SQS
2 5 (38.46%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (38.46%) Route 53
2 5 (38.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (7.69%) Google App Engine
3 1 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.69%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) HTTP
2 9 (69.23%) SSL
2 9 (69.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) MongoDB
1 9 (69.23%) MySQL
1 9 (69.23%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (38.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (38.46%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Git (software)
1 10 (76.92%) Jenkins
1 10 (76.92%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) Ant
2 1 (7.69%) Maven
2 1 (7.69%) Mercurial
2 1 (7.69%) MSBuild
2 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) WebOps Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Senior WebOps Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
5 2 (15.38%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (7.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 1 (7.69%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) Web Services
2 5 (38.46%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (38.46%) Sensu
3 4 (30.77%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (7.69%) JRuby
4 1 (7.69%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) CentOS
2 1 (7.69%) Debian
2 1 (7.69%) Fedora
2 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (76.92%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (69.23%) Configuration Management
2 9 (69.23%) DevOps
2 9 (69.23%) Open Source
2 9 (69.23%) Web Operations
3 5 (38.46%) Process Architecture
3 5 (38.46%) Regression Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Case Management
5 2 (15.38%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Python
1 10 (76.92%) Ruby
2 9 (69.23%) PHP
3 6 (46.15%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.69%) Go
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.69%) GCP
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Docker
2 1 (7.69%) KVM
2 1 (7.69%) VirtualBox
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (76.92%) Ansible
1 10 (76.92%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (76.92%) Puppet
1 10 (76.92%) Salt
2 5 (38.46%) collectd
2 5 (38.46%) Kibana
2 5 (38.46%) logstash
2 5 (38.46%) StatsD
2 5 (38.46%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) SaltStack
2 1 (7.69%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Perforce
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.69%) VMware