The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the City of London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 189 218 -
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.014% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.031% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£513 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £320 £425
% change year-on-year
+21.09% -24.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2584 3246 3370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.81% 45.83% 43.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1803 2261 2308
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 115 96
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.20% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.16 £51.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Rackspace
London

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) Ruby
1 7 (77.78%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (66.67%) DevOps
2 6 (66.67%) Puppet
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (55.56%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) Scrum
3 5 (55.56%) TDD
4 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) Scala
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) BDD
4 4 (44.44%) Salt
4 4 (44.44%) MCollective
5 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 3 (33.33%) Subversion
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) Python
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) MySQL
6 2 (22.22%) CSS
6 2 (22.22%) Web Services
6 2 (22.22%) UNIX
6 2 (22.22%) HTML
6 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 2 (22.22%) Data Security
6 2 (22.22%) MVC
6 2 (22.22%) Workflow

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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%) OpenStack
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Rackspace Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) GitHub
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Subversion
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (11.11%) RSpec
3 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Python Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) MCollective
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) LAMP
3 1 (11.11%) JSF
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) RESTful
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) CSS3
3 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Open Source
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Debian
2 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
2 2 (22.22%) CentOS
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (66.67%) DevOps
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Data Security
4 2 (22.22%) MVC
4 2 (22.22%) Workflow
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) OOP
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
5 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Ruby
2 5 (55.56%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) Scala
4 3 (33.33%) Python
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (66.67%) Puppet
3 4 (44.44%) Salt
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) JBoss
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
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