The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 190 198 225
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +27
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 6 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.10% 0.014%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.23% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
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£483 £513 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +28.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £426 £500 £323
% change year-on-year
-14.75% +55.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2299 2664 3255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.71% 45.87% 45.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1717 1859 2226
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 56 95
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.49 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £34.50 £57.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Rackspace across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Rackspace
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Rackspace across the City of London region.

Rackspace Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Rackspace
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Rackspace across the City of London region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Rackspace Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Rackspace also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Rackspace.

1 8 (88.89%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (55.56%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) CentOS
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (33.33%) Subversion
4 3 (33.33%) Ruby
4 3 (33.33%) Puppet
4 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (33.33%) DevOps
5 2 (22.22%) Ansible
5 2 (22.22%) Docker
5 2 (22.22%) Public Cloud
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
5 2 (22.22%) Office 365
5 2 (22.22%) OpenStack
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
5 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Debian

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Rackspace also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Rackspace. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
1 2 (22.22%) SAS
1 2 (22.22%) OpenStack
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Spark
2 1 (11.11%) nginx
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (88.89%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (22.22%) Office 365
4 1 (11.11%) IaaS
4 1 (11.11%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (11.11%) SoftLayer
4 1 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (11.11%) PaaS
4 1 (11.11%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) PowerCenter
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle OWB
1 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Neo4j
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Hive
2 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (33.33%) Subversion
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) RSpec
2 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) JSP
1 1 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Public Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) CentOS
4 2 (22.22%) Debian
4 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
5 1 (11.11%) Android
5 1 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) BDD
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) ERP
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) B2B
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Security Management
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Web Development
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) Python
1 3 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (11.11%) RubyMotion
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Docker
2 1 (11.11%) Xen
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Puppet
1 3 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (22.22%) Ansible
3 1 (11.11%) Mesos
3 1 (11.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Informatica
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Google