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 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 124 122
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2  
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 2 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.098% 0.40% 0.041%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.83% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 1
Median daily rate £488 £450 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +45.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £325
% change year-on-year -11.11% +38.46%  
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 914 1451 1128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 45.00% 48.19% 46.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 797 663
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 45 73
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -26.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 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
Birmingham +11 2 £488 +5.40% 1
Rackspace
England

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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 8 (100.00%) PHP
1 8 (100.00%) MySQL
1 8 (100.00%) Web Services
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) Python
1 8 (100.00%) HTTP
1 8 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 8 (100.00%) SSL
1 8 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Subversion
1 8 (100.00%) Ruby
1 8 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (100.00%) Open Source
1 8 (100.00%) Puppet
1 8 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 8 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 8 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (100.00%) Ansible
1 8 (100.00%) Salt
1 8 (100.00%) Web Operations
1 8 (100.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (12.50%) Amazon S3

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 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 8 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon S3
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (12.50%) Route 53
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) HTTP
1 8 (100.00%) SSL
1 8 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 8 (100.00%) MySQL
1 8 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 8 (100.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Senior DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Senior WebOps Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) WebOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (12.50%) Sensu
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 8 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (100.00%) DevOps
1 8 (100.00%) Open Source
1 8 (100.00%) Web Operations
2 1 (12.50%) Case Management
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (12.50%) Process Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) PHP
1 8 (100.00%) Python
1 8 (100.00%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) Ansible
1 8 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (100.00%) Puppet
1 8 (100.00%) Salt
2 1 (12.50%) collectd
2 1 (12.50%) Kibana
2 1 (12.50%) logstash
2 1 (12.50%) StatsD
2 1 (12.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) SaltStack