Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 179 188
Rank change year-on-year -29 +9 -9
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 1 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.019% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.043% 0.51% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 12
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +31.25%
10th Percentile £475 £348 £430
90th Percentile £525 £583 £550
England median daily rate £525 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England 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 advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,347 2,141 2,704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.55% 44.13% 45.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,338 1,297 1,475
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.19% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £223 £208 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 91 88
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.41 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.38% +13.14% -6.45%
10th Percentile £10.84 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £28.25 £48.75 £26.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year - +4.48% -4.29%

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Rackspace also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps

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 1 (100.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell