The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 29 April 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 - 109
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 3 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.22% - 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 0.62% - 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £450 £306
% change year-on-year -8.33% +46.93%  
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 West Yorkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 487 728 859
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 35.14% 35.53% 42.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 491 525
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 25 30
Median hourly rate £15.86 £12.10 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.07% -27.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.50 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £21.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11%  

Rackspace
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

Rackspace
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rackspace in West Yorkshire

Rackspace
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Leeds - 3 £350 - 3
Rackspace
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 12 (92.31%) HTML
1 12 (92.31%) PHP
1 12 (92.31%) CSS
1 12 (92.31%) Google
1 12 (92.31%) HTML5
2 11 (84.62%) Puppet
2 11 (84.62%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (84.62%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (76.92%) Grunt
3 10 (76.92%) Ansible
3 10 (76.92%) SaltStack
3 10 (76.92%) Salt
3 10 (76.92%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (76.92%) Git (software)
3 10 (76.92%) jQuery
3 10 (76.92%) Maven
3 10 (76.92%) CSS3
3 10 (76.92%) AngularJS
3 10 (76.92%) IaaS
3 10 (76.92%) Jenkins
3 10 (76.92%) Linux
3 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
3 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (69.23%) Python
4 9 (69.23%) LAMP
4 9 (69.23%) MySQL
4 9 (69.23%) Web Services
4 9 (69.23%) DevOps
5 8 (61.54%) New Relic
5 8 (61.54%) Sumo Logic

Rackspace
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 7 (53.85%) Apache
2 6 (46.15%) OpenStack
3 5 (38.46%) Apache Spark
4 2 (15.38%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 11 (84.62%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (76.92%) Google Cloud Platform
2 10 (76.92%) IaaS
3 8 (61.54%) Loggly
3 8 (61.54%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) DNS
1 5 (38.46%) HTTP
1 5 (38.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) MySQL
2 8 (61.54%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (61.54%) Relational Database
3 7 (53.85%) Riak
4 5 (38.46%) Hadoop
4 5 (38.46%) HBase
4 5 (38.46%) MongoDB
4 5 (38.46%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (38.46%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Git (software)
1 10 (76.92%) Grunt
1 10 (76.92%) Jenkins
1 10 (76.92%) Maven
2 8 (61.54%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) AWS DevOps
2 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Lead DevOps
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Leader
4 2 (15.38%) PHP Developer
4 2 (15.38%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) CSS
1 12 (92.31%) HTML
1 12 (92.31%) HTML5
2 10 (76.92%) AngularJS
2 10 (76.92%) CSS3
2 10 (76.92%) jQuery
3 9 (69.23%) LAMP
3 9 (69.23%) Web Services
4 8 (61.54%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (38.46%) LAPP Stack
6 4 (30.77%) Node.js
7 3 (23.08%) Apache Camel
7 3 (23.08%) Kafka
7 3 (23.08%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (23.08%) Spring
7 3 (23.08%) Spring Boot
8 2 (15.38%) Google Maps API
8 2 (15.38%) WAMP
8 2 (15.38%) XML
8 2 (15.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) CoreOS
3 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) DevOps
3 8 (61.54%) TDD
4 5 (38.46%) BDD
4 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
5 4 (30.77%) Coaching
5 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (30.77%) Extreme Programming
5 4 (30.77%) Kanban
5 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
5 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
5 4 (30.77%) User Stories
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (15.38%) Mobile Optimisation
6 2 (15.38%) Open Source
6 2 (15.38%) Web Development
6 2 (15.38%) Wireframes
7 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) PHP
2 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
3 9 (69.23%) Python
4 8 (61.54%) Java
5 5 (38.46%) Bash Shell
5 5 (38.46%) Ruby
6 4 (30.77%) C#
6 4 (30.77%) C++
6 4 (30.77%) Go
6 4 (30.77%) Scala
7 1 (7.69%) Perl
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Docker
2 5 (38.46%) HDFS
2 5 (38.46%) VirtualBox
2 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (84.62%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (84.62%) Puppet
2 10 (76.92%) Ansible
2 10 (76.92%) Salt
3 8 (61.54%) Nagios
3 8 (61.54%) ZABBIX
4 5 (38.46%) Kubernetes
5 3 (23.08%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Google
2 10 (76.92%) SaltStack
3 8 (61.54%) New Relic
3 8 (61.54%) Oracle
3 8 (61.54%) Splunk
4 6 (46.15%) VMware