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 3 months to 27 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.

Rackspace
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 131 123
Rank change year-on-year +21 -8  
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 6 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.037% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 0.076% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Median daily rate £513 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.83% -3.22%  
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 advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 932 1308 1294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 41.48% 48.59% 50.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 656 674
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 38 104
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -35.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

Rackspace
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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
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 3 months to 27 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
Birmingham +7 6 £513 +70.83%
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 20 (100.00%) Linux
1 20 (100.00%) Puppet
1 20 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 20 (100.00%) Ansible
2 19 (95.00%) DevOps
2 19 (95.00%) Python
2 19 (95.00%) PHP
2 19 (95.00%) Ruby
3 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (90.00%) Configuration Management
3 18 (90.00%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (90.00%) Salt
3 18 (90.00%) Jenkins
4 17 (85.00%) Web Operations
4 17 (85.00%) Web Services
4 17 (85.00%) Git (software)
4 17 (85.00%) HTTP
4 17 (85.00%) TCP/IP
4 17 (85.00%) SSL
4 17 (85.00%) Subversion
4 17 (85.00%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (80.00%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (80.00%) MySQL
5 16 (80.00%) Open Source
5 16 (80.00%) MongoDB
6 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (15.00%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (15.00%) collectd

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 3 (15.00%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (15.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 18 (90.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (15.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (15.00%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (15.00%) Amazon S3
2 3 (15.00%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (15.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (15.00%) Route 53
2 3 (15.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (85.00%) HTTP
1 17 (85.00%) SSL
1 17 (85.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (80.00%) MongoDB
1 16 (80.00%) MySQL
1 16 (80.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (15.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (15.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 18 (90.00%) Jenkins
2 17 (85.00%) Git (software)
2 17 (85.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Senior DevOps
2 6 (30.00%) WebOps Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Senior WebOps Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (10.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) DevOps Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (85.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (15.00%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (15.00%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) DevOps
2 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (90.00%) Configuration Management
3 17 (85.00%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (85.00%) Web Operations
4 16 (80.00%) Open Source
5 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.00%) Line Management
6 1 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) PHP
1 19 (95.00%) Python
1 19 (95.00%) Ruby
2 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 20 (100.00%) Ansible
1 20 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 20 (100.00%) Puppet
2 18 (90.00%) Salt
3 3 (15.00%) collectd
3 3 (15.00%) Kibana
3 3 (15.00%) logstash
3 3 (15.00%) StatsD
3 3 (15.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) SaltStack