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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 158 154 199
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +45
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 7 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Vendors category 0.52% 0.37% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 6
Median daily rate £513 £375 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £350 £475
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Rackspace
London

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
1344 1349 2480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.46% 39.20% 43.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 1025 1812
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 70
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% +9.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £25.50 £22.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Rackspace as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 13 (92.86%) DevOps
2 12 (85.71%) Python
3 11 (78.57%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (78.57%) Ansible
3 11 (78.57%) Linux
4 10 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (71.43%) Terraform
5 9 (64.29%) Ruby
6 8 (57.14%) Web Services
6 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (50.00%) Open Source
8 6 (42.86%) VPN
8 6 (42.86%) DNS
8 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
8 6 (42.86%) Build Automation
8 6 (42.86%) IaaS
8 6 (42.86%) High Availability
8 6 (42.86%) Splunk
8 6 (42.86%) Load Balancing
8 6 (42.86%) Public Cloud
8 6 (42.86%) New Relic
9 5 (35.71%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (28.57%) Packer
10 4 (28.57%) Docker
10 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
11 2 (14.29%) OpenStack
11 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
11 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
12 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
12 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (14.29%) OpenStack
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (42.86%) IaaS
4 5 (35.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (7.14%) GitHub
5 1 (7.14%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (7.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) DNS
1 6 (42.86%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.14%) Electronics
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (71.43%) AWS DevOps
2 10 (71.43%) AWS Engineer
3 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (28.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 4 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (28.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (14.29%) Architect
6 1 (7.14%) AWS Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Azure DevOps
6 1 (7.14%) Azure Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Digital Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Digital Technical Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Software Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) Django
2 1 (7.14%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Public Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) DevOps
2 7 (50.00%) Open Source
3 6 (42.86%) Build Automation
3 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 6 (42.86%) High Availability
3 6 (42.86%) Load Balancing
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) Python
2 9 (64.29%) Ruby
3 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) Go
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCSD
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (78.57%) Ansible
1 11 (78.57%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (71.43%) Terraform
3 4 (28.57%) Packer
4 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) New Relic
1 6 (42.86%) Splunk
2 1 (7.14%) Google
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) SAP