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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 202 193 224
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +31
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 6 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.10% 0.028%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.23% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
Average daily rate
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£483 £513 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £331 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £388 £320
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +21.09%
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
2562 2575 3196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.76% 44.37% 45.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1890 1766 2207
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 51 116
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £34.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 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 31 July 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 (72.73%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (54.55%) Linux
4 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
5 4 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (36.36%) Java
5 4 (36.36%) Subversion
5 4 (36.36%) Ruby
6 3 (27.27%) Web Development
6 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
6 3 (27.27%) Migration
6 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (27.27%) MySQL
6 3 (27.27%) Oracle
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 3 (27.27%) Python
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (27.27%) CentOS
6 3 (27.27%) Open Source
6 3 (27.27%) Puppet
7 2 (18.18%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (18.18%) Office 365
7 2 (18.18%) OpenStack
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
7 2 (18.18%) BDD
7 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
7 2 (18.18%) DevOps

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (18.18%) WebLogic
1 2 (18.18%) SAS
1 2 (18.18%) OpenStack
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) JBoss
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (72.73%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (18.18%) Rackspace Cloud
3 2 (18.18%) Office 365
4 1 (9.09%) IaaS
4 1 (9.09%) SoftLayer
4 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (9.09%) PaaS
4 1 (9.09%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) SSL
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) MySQL
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 2 (18.18%) PowerCenter
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Subversion
1 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) Mercurial
3 1 (9.09%) RSpec
3 1 (9.09%) Jasmine
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Architect
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) JSP
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) JSF
2 1 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (9.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Public Cloud
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (27.27%) CentOS
4 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX
4 1 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (9.09%) Debian
4 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
4 1 (9.09%) Android
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
1 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (27.27%) Open Source
1 3 (27.27%) Web Development
2 2 (18.18%) DevOps
2 2 (18.18%) MVC
2 2 (18.18%) BDD
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) TDD
2 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (18.18%) ERP
3 1 (9.09%) SOA
3 1 (9.09%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) Security Management
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
1 4 (36.36%) Ruby
2 3 (27.27%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Scala
4 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 1 (9.09%) Go
4 1 (9.09%) RubyMotion
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Xen
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
1 1 (9.09%) KVM
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (27.27%) Puppet
3 2 (18.18%) Ansible
4 1 (9.09%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Informatica
2 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
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