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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 140 189 203
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +14
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 8 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.12% 0.051%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 0.27% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 3
Average daily rate £421 £434 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.88% +15.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £369 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £650 £425
% change year-on-year
-46.92% +52.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
1230 2225 2499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 39.15% 43.82% 42.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 1638 1736
Average daily rate £435 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 41 57
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.85 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.12% +4.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.23 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.00 £30.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

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 14 February 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 14 February 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (90.91%) Linux
2 10 (90.91%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (63.64%) Puppet
3 7 (63.64%) OpenStack
3 7 (63.64%) DevOps
4 6 (54.55%) Docker
4 6 (54.55%) Python
5 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
5 5 (45.45%) Bash Shell
6 4 (36.36%) Ansible
6 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
6 4 (36.36%) Law
6 4 (36.36%) Windows
6 4 (36.36%) Migration
6 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (36.36%) VMware
7 3 (27.27%) Retail
7 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Ruby
7 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
7 3 (27.27%) Open Source
7 3 (27.27%) vSphere
7 3 (27.27%) PaaS
7 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
7 3 (27.27%) Perl
7 3 (27.27%) SQL
7 3 (27.27%) MySQL

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 7 (63.64%) OpenStack
2 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
3 2 (18.18%) Apache Spark
3 2 (18.18%) nginx
4 1 (9.09%) IIS
4 1 (9.09%) Node.js
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (9.09%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 11 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (27.27%) IaaS
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (27.27%) PaaS
3 2 (18.18%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (18.18%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (9.09%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
1 3 (27.27%) MySQL
1 3 (27.27%) NoSQL
1 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (18.18%) Apache Hive
2 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
2 2 (18.18%) Neo4j
3 1 (9.09%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
2 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) Grunt
3 1 (9.09%) Jasmine
3 1 (9.09%) Mocha
3 1 (9.09%) RSpec
3 1 (9.09%) Vagrant
3 1 (9.09%) Yeoman
General
1 4 (36.36%) Law
2 3 (27.27%) Retail
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) Publishing
4 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Administrator
2 4 (36.36%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (27.27%) AWS Administrator
3 3 (27.27%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (27.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (27.27%) VMWare Administrator
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (18.18%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Developer
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (9.09%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) Ember.js
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) HTML5
2 1 (9.09%) React
2 1 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Fintech
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) CentOS
3 2 (18.18%) Debian
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) DevOps
2 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
3 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (36.36%) Migration
4 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Open Source
5 2 (18.18%) B2B
5 2 (18.18%) Web Operations
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (9.09%) Analytics
6 1 (9.09%) BDD
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Data Management
6 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
6 1 (9.09%) Scrum
6 1 (9.09%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Python
2 5 (45.45%) Bash Shell
3 3 (27.27%) Perl
3 3 (27.27%) Ruby
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Go
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Docker
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (27.27%) KVM
3 3 (27.27%) vSphere
4 1 (9.09%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (90.91%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (63.64%) Puppet
3 4 (36.36%) Ansible
4 3 (27.27%) Mesos
5 2 (18.18%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Google
2 2 (18.18%) hybris
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Sybase
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago