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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 153 185 201
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +16
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 13 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.088% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.91% 0.21% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 5
Median daily rate £550 £460 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% -3.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £463 £488
% change year-on-year
-13.51% -5.12%
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
1430 1917 2727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.43% 42.11% 46.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 1437 1926
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 39 60
Median hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.47 £23.75 £32.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 1 October 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 21 (91.30%) DevOps
2 19 (82.61%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (69.57%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (65.22%) Ansible
4 15 (65.22%) Linux
5 14 (60.87%) Python
6 11 (47.83%) Web Services
6 11 (47.83%) Ruby
7 10 (43.48%) Terraform
7 10 (43.48%) Open Source
7 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (43.48%) Configuration Management
8 8 (34.78%) Splunk
9 7 (30.43%) New Relic
9 7 (30.43%) DNS
9 7 (30.43%) Load Balancing
10 6 (26.09%) VPN
10 6 (26.09%) Docker
10 6 (26.09%) High Availability
10 6 (26.09%) IaaS
10 6 (26.09%) Build Automation
10 6 (26.09%) Public Cloud
11 5 (21.74%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (21.74%) Puppet
11 5 (21.74%) OpenStack
12 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
12 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
12 4 (17.39%) Packer
13 3 (13.04%) Pingdom
13 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development

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 5 (21.74%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (82.61%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (26.09%) IaaS
4 5 (21.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (8.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (8.70%) Datadog
5 2 (8.70%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (4.35%) GitHub
6 1 (4.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) DNS
2 6 (26.09%) VPN
3 2 (8.70%) Internet
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.35%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
4 1 (4.35%) Network Security
4 1 (4.35%) OpenVPN
4 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 2 (8.70%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Law
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Publishing
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (47.83%) AWS DevOps
2 11 (47.83%) AWS Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (13.04%) Digital Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Digital Technical Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.35%) AWS Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Azure DevOps
6 1 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Cloud Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Migration Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Senior DevOps
6 1 (4.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) Django
2 1 (4.35%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Public Cloud
2 2 (8.70%) CESG
3 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) Fintech
3 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) CentOS
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) DevOps
2 10 (43.48%) Configuration Management
2 10 (43.48%) Open Source
3 7 (30.43%) Load Balancing
4 6 (26.09%) Build Automation
4 6 (26.09%) High Availability
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) ETL
6 2 (8.70%) Release Management
7 1 (4.35%) CRM
7 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (4.35%) Migration
7 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.35%) Project Management
7 1 (4.35%) TDD
7 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
7 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) Python
2 11 (47.83%) Ruby
3 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
4 3 (13.04%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) Go
5 1 (4.35%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) PHP
5 1 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) MCSD
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Docker
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) KVM
2 1 (4.35%) oVirt
2 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
2 1 (4.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (69.57%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (65.22%) Ansible
3 10 (43.48%) Terraform
4 5 (21.74%) Puppet
5 4 (17.39%) Packer
6 3 (13.04%) Pingdom
7 1 (4.35%) Cobbler
7 1 (4.35%) Nagios
7 1 (4.35%) Salt
7 1 (4.35%) yum
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Splunk
2 7 (30.43%) New Relic
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) Dell
3 1 (4.35%) F5
3 1 (4.35%) Google
3 1 (4.35%) hybris
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) SaltStack
3 1 (4.35%) SAP