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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 198 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£438 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £350 £500
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
2699 3333 3258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.43% 45.64% 43.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1944 2325 2263
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 89 89
Average hourly rate £17.82 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.92% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.13 £41.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 10 (76.92%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (53.85%) Scrum
4 7 (53.85%) Ruby
4 7 (53.85%) MySQL
5 6 (46.15%) Web Services
5 6 (46.15%) Puppet
5 6 (46.15%) DevOps
6 5 (38.46%) Salt
6 5 (38.46%) Linux
6 5 (38.46%) HTML
6 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
6 5 (38.46%) TDD
7 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
7 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (30.77%) RESTful
7 4 (30.77%) Scala
7 4 (30.77%) Python
7 4 (30.77%) SOA
7 4 (30.77%) Finance
7 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (30.77%) Oracle
7 4 (30.77%) MongoDB
7 4 (30.77%) NoSQL
7 4 (30.77%) BDD
7 4 (30.77%) MCollective
8 3 (23.08%) CSS
8 3 (23.08%) MVC
8 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 (15.38%) JBoss
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) nginx
2 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) Heroku
2 1 (7.69%) Rackspace Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) LDAP
1 2 (15.38%) AMQP
2 1 (7.69%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) MySQL
2 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (30.77%) MongoDB
2 4 (30.77%) NoSQL
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (15.38%) DB2
3 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
3 2 (15.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (7.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) RSpec
2 1 (7.69%) Jasmine
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Python Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) Web Services
2 5 (38.46%) HTML
3 4 (30.77%) RESTful
3 4 (30.77%) MCollective
4 3 (23.08%) CSS
5 2 (15.38%) JSP
5 2 (15.38%) Servlets
5 2 (15.38%) SOAP
5 2 (15.38%) XML
5 2 (15.38%) XSD
5 2 (15.38%) JMS
5 2 (15.38%) JSF
5 2 (15.38%) JSON
6 1 (7.69%) jQuery
6 1 (7.69%) HTML5
6 1 (7.69%) CSS3
6 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Open Source
2 2 (15.38%) Social Network
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Scrum
3 6 (46.15%) DevOps
4 5 (38.46%) TDD
5 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (30.77%) BDD
5 4 (30.77%) SOA
6 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 3 (23.08%) MVC
7 2 (15.38%) Workflow
7 2 (15.38%) OOP
7 2 (15.38%) OO
7 2 (15.38%) CRM
7 2 (15.38%) Web Development
7 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Network Design
7 2 (15.38%) Market Research
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) Ruby
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 4 (30.77%) Python
4 4 (30.77%) Scala
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) HDFS
2 1 (7.69%) Xen
2 1 (7.69%) Varnish
2 1 (7.69%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (69.23%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (46.15%) Puppet
3 5 (38.46%) Salt
4 2 (15.38%) Vagrant
5 1 (7.69%) HAProxy
5 1 (7.69%) collectd
5 1 (7.69%) StatsD
5 1 (7.69%) logstash
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Business Objects
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Google