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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 191 213 194
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -19
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 5 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.094% 0.047% 0.099%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 6
Average daily rate
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£418 £210 £494
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+98.80% -57.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £210 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £342 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +6.66%
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
2261 2730 2635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.35% 42.99% 43.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1667 1889 1865
Average daily rate £425 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 55 61
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £14.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.96 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Python
3 6 (54.55%) Web Services
3 6 (54.55%) MySQL
3 6 (54.55%) Ruby
3 6 (54.55%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (45.45%) Puppet
4 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 4 (36.36%) Java
5 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
5 4 (36.36%) nginx
5 4 (36.36%) Open Source
5 4 (36.36%) DevOps
6 3 (27.27%) Salt
6 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
6 3 (27.27%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (27.27%) Kanban
6 3 (27.27%) Ansible
6 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
6 3 (27.27%) Rackspace Cloud
6 3 (27.27%) Subversion
6 3 (27.27%) Marketing
7 2 (18.18%) Web Development
7 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (18.18%) Maven
7 2 (18.18%) Migration
7 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 4 (36.36%) nginx
2 2 (18.18%) Apache
2 2 (18.18%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 1 (9.09%) JBoss
3 1 (9.09%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (27.27%) Rackspace Cloud
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (9.09%) Heroku
3 1 (9.09%) PaaS
3 1 (9.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
1 2 (18.18%) SSL
1 2 (18.18%) MRTG
2 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
2 1 (9.09%) Multicast
2 1 (9.09%) MPLS
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) SNMP
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) IPsec
2 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
2 1 (9.09%) BIG-IP
2 1 (9.09%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) MySQL
2 4 (36.36%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (27.27%) Subversion
3 2 (18.18%) Maven
4 1 (9.09%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (27.27%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Developer
1 2 (18.18%) Consultant
1 2 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) AWS Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Testing Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
2 1 (9.09%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) RESTful
2 1 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) CentOS
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) DevOps
3 3 (27.27%) Kanban
4 2 (18.18%) Web Development
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Process Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (9.09%) Data Security
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Python
2 6 (54.55%) Ruby
3 4 (36.36%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) Perl
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
5 1 (9.09%) Scala
5 1 (9.09%) Golang
5 1 (9.09%) PHP
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CCNP
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (45.45%) Puppet
3 3 (27.27%) Salt
3 3 (27.27%) Ansible
4 2 (18.18%) Nagios
4 2 (18.18%) logstash
4 2 (18.18%) Vagrant
4 2 (18.18%) Opsview
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) F5
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle