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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 158 211 192
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -19
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 8 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.084% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.19% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 8
Median daily rate £500 £441 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.50% -18.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £355 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £555 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £369
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -1.69%
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
1436 2566 2552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.22% 43.35% 43.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 1900 1739
Median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 63 54
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.98 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.47% -10.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £32.50 £34.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 27 July 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 19 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (89.47%) DevOps
3 13 (68.42%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (63.16%) Linux
5 10 (52.63%) Ansible
5 10 (52.63%) OpenStack
6 9 (47.37%) Ruby
7 8 (42.11%) Puppet
8 7 (36.84%) Configuration Management
9 6 (31.58%) Python
9 6 (31.58%) Web Services
9 6 (31.58%) Open Source
9 6 (31.58%) Bash Shell
9 6 (31.58%) Docker
9 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (26.32%) Perl
11 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (15.79%) Law
12 3 (15.79%) Publishing
12 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
12 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
12 3 (15.79%) DNS
12 3 (15.79%) hybris
12 3 (15.79%) Pingdom
12 3 (15.79%) Splunk
12 3 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
12 3 (15.79%) Fintech
13 2 (10.53%) Salt
13 2 (10.53%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (10.53%) Public Cloud

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 10 (52.63%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.26%) Confluence
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (10.53%) Datadog
4 1 (5.26%) GitHub
4 1 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (5.26%) IaaS
4 1 (5.26%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) Internet
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.26%) DHCP
3 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
3 1 (5.26%) OpenVPN
3 1 (5.26%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 3 (15.79%) Law
1 3 (15.79%) Publishing
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Games
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Digital Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Digital Technical Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Senior DevOps
2 3 (15.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (10.53%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) DevOps Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Migration Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) Django
2 1 (5.26%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Fintech
2 2 (10.53%) CESG
2 2 (10.53%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (10.53%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
3 1 (5.26%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) CentOS
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) DevOps
2 7 (36.84%) Configuration Management
3 6 (31.58%) Open Source
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.53%) ETL
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
6 2 (10.53%) Release Management
7 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (5.26%) ERP
7 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.26%) Project Management
7 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.26%) TDD
7 1 (5.26%) Web Development
7 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Ruby
2 6 (31.58%) Bash Shell
2 6 (31.58%) Python
3 5 (26.32%) Perl
4 2 (10.53%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) PHP
4 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.26%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) Go
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) Scala
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Docker
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) KVM
2 1 (5.26%) oVirt
2 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
2 1 (5.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (68.42%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (52.63%) Ansible
3 8 (42.11%) Puppet
4 3 (15.79%) Pingdom
5 2 (10.53%) Nagios
5 2 (10.53%) Salt
6 1 (5.26%) Cobbler
6 1 (5.26%) Graphite
6 1 (5.26%) Mesos
6 1 (5.26%) Terraform
6 1 (5.26%) yum
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) hybris
1 3 (15.79%) Splunk
2 2 (10.53%) Google
2 2 (10.53%) New Relic
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) Dell
3 1 (5.26%) F5
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) SaltStack
3 1 (5.26%) SAP
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