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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 146 196 205
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +9
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 11 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.091% 0.080%
As % of the Vendors category 0.80% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 5
Median daily rate £450 £500 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +108.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £340 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £580 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £303 £394
% change year-on-year
+48.76% -23.17%
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
1376 2296 2765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 39.93% 41.68% 44.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1069 1673 1952
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 £613 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 55 51
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -19.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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
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 6 May 2016.

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 6 May 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 18 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (83.33%) Linux
3 14 (77.78%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (72.22%) DevOps
5 12 (66.67%) OpenStack
6 9 (50.00%) Ansible
6 9 (50.00%) Docker
6 9 (50.00%) Configuration Management
7 8 (44.44%) E-Commerce
7 8 (44.44%) Puppet
8 7 (38.89%) Law
9 6 (33.33%) Bash Shell
10 5 (27.78%) hybris
10 5 (27.78%) Publishing
10 5 (27.78%) Migration
10 5 (27.78%) Windows
10 5 (27.78%) Python
11 4 (22.22%) VMware
11 4 (22.22%) Ruby
11 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (22.22%) KVM
11 4 (22.22%) Open Source
11 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (16.67%) vSphere
12 3 (16.67%) Retail
12 3 (16.67%) Perl
12 3 (16.67%) Web Services
13 2 (11.11%) Java
13 2 (11.11%) PHP
13 2 (11.11%) MySQL

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 12 (66.67%) OpenStack
2 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.56%) IIS
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 18 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (5.56%) Datadog
3 1 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.56%) IaaS
3 1 (5.56%) PaaS
3 1 (5.56%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) DNS
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) SSH
2 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (38.89%) Law
2 5 (27.78%) Publishing
3 3 (16.67%) Retail
4 2 (11.11%) Finance
4 2 (11.11%) Legal
5 1 (5.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Administrator
2 5 (27.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) AWS Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) VMWare Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Cloud Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Digital Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Digital Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Migration Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Fintech
1 2 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) CESG
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.56%) Online Games
2 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) CentOS
3 1 (5.56%) Unix
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) DevOps
2 9 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 8 (44.44%) E-Commerce
4 5 (27.78%) Migration
5 4 (22.22%) Open Source
6 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
7 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Data Management
7 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (5.56%) Project Management
7 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
7 1 (5.56%) Release Management
7 1 (5.56%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 5 (27.78%) Python
3 4 (22.22%) Ruby
4 3 (16.67%) Perl
5 2 (11.11%) Java
5 2 (11.11%) PHP
5 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.56%) C#
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Docker
2 4 (22.22%) KVM
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (16.67%) vSphere
4 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.56%) oVirt
4 1 (5.56%) Xen
4 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (77.78%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (50.00%) Ansible
3 8 (44.44%) Puppet
4 2 (11.11%) Nagios
4 2 (11.11%) Pingdom
4 2 (11.11%) Salt
5 1 (5.56%) Cobbler
5 1 (5.56%) Graphite
5 1 (5.56%) Mesos
5 1 (5.56%) yum
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) hybris
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Dell
4 1 (5.56%) F5
4 1 (5.56%) Google
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) New Relic
4 1 (5.56%) SaltStack
4 1 (5.56%) Splunk
4 1 (5.56%) Sybase