The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 359 382 413
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +31
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 40 30 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.12% 0.038%
As % of the Vendors category 0.38% 0.27% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 21 10
Average daily rate
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£431 £450 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £400 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £318 £425
% change year-on-year
+22.04% -25.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10578 11145 11887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.86% 45.95% 45.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6690 7097 7146
Average daily rate £425 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 289 335
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.62 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.55 £48.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Rackspace across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in London

Rackspace
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Rackspace across the London region.

Rackspace Daily Rate Trend in London

Rackspace
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Rackspace across the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Rackspace Daily Rate Histogram in London

Rackspace
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +14 6 £513 +5.12% 2
Hayes - - - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 67 (71.28%) Puppet
2 63 (67.02%) DevOps
3 57 (60.64%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (54.26%) Ruby
5 46 (48.94%) MongoDB
6 45 (47.87%) MySQL
6 45 (47.87%) Linux
7 41 (43.62%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (42.55%) Python
9 38 (40.43%) NoSQL
10 35 (37.23%) Big Data
11 33 (35.11%) LAMP
12 32 (34.04%) PHP
12 32 (34.04%) Hadoop
13 31 (32.98%) Web Services
14 30 (31.91%) Perl
14 30 (31.91%) Apache
14 30 (31.91%) Red Hat
15 27 (28.72%) TDD
15 27 (28.72%) Salt
15 27 (28.72%) Bash Shell
16 26 (27.66%) Nagios
17 25 (26.60%) Amazon AWS
17 25 (26.60%) Jenkins
17 25 (26.60%) Apache Cassandra
18 24 (25.53%) ZABBIX
18 24 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
18 24 (25.53%) CentOS
19 23 (24.47%) Ruby on Rails
20 22 (23.40%) Scrum

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 30 (31.91%) Apache
2 22 (23.40%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (12.77%) Node.js
4 8 (8.51%) Drupal
5 6 (6.38%) Apache Solr
6 5 (5.32%) OpenStack
7 4 (4.26%) Tomcat
8 3 (3.19%) nginx
9 2 (2.13%) IIS
9 2 (2.13%) Confluence
9 2 (2.13%) WordPress
9 2 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (1.06%) CMS
10 1 (1.06%) Apache Pig
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (26.60%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (11.70%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (11.70%) Joyent
3 10 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (8.51%) GitHub
5 6 (6.38%) Rackspace Cloud
6 4 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (4.26%) Heroku
7 3 (3.19%) SaaS
8 1 (1.06%) PaaS
8 1 (1.06%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.38%) DNS
2 5 (5.32%) Firewall
3 4 (4.26%) SAN
4 3 (3.19%) LDAP
4 3 (3.19%) VLAN
4 3 (3.19%) iSCSI
4 3 (3.19%) NAS
4 3 (3.19%) VPN
5 2 (2.13%) LAN
5 2 (2.13%) WAN
5 2 (2.13%) HTTP
6 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.06%) Internet
6 1 (1.06%) DHCP
6 1 (1.06%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (48.94%) MongoDB
2 45 (47.87%) MySQL
3 38 (40.43%) NoSQL
4 35 (37.23%) Big Data
5 32 (34.04%) Hadoop
6 25 (26.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 20 (21.28%) Riak
8 19 (20.21%) Redis
8 19 (20.21%) CouchDB
9 7 (7.45%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (2.13%) Neo4j
10 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
10 2 (2.13%) RavenDB
10 2 (2.13%) HBase
Development Applications
1 25 (26.60%) Jenkins
2 19 (20.21%) Hudson
3 17 (18.09%) Git (software)
4 13 (13.83%) RSpec
4 13 (13.83%) Subversion
5 11 (11.70%) Jasmine
6 6 (6.38%) JIRA
7 5 (5.32%) PHPUnit
8 3 (3.19%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.13%) Bitbucket
9 2 (2.13%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.13%) WATIR
9 2 (2.13%) Selenium
General
1 13 (13.83%) Finance
2 2 (2.13%) Advertising
2 2 (2.13%) Publishing
2 2 (2.13%) Marketing
3 1 (1.06%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (30.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (29.79%) Developer
3 18 (19.15%) Architect
4 15 (15.96%) DevOps Architect
5 14 (14.89%) Lead Architect
6 12 (12.77%) Ruby Developer
7 8 (8.51%) Software Engineer
8 7 (7.45%) Administrator
9 6 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (6.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 5 (5.32%) Drupal Developer
11 4 (4.26%) Linux Engineer
12 3 (3.19%) Python Developer
12 3 (3.19%) Node.js Developer
13 2 (2.13%) PHP Developer
14 1 (1.06%) Citrix Engineer
14 1 (1.06%) Linux Administrator
14 1 (1.06%) Senior PHP Developer
14 1 (1.06%) Ruby on Rails Developer
14 1 (1.06%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (35.11%) LAMP
2 31 (32.98%) Web Services
3 23 (24.47%) Ruby on Rails
4 18 (19.15%) CSS
5 17 (18.09%) HTML
6 15 (15.96%) RabbitMQ
7 13 (13.83%) HTML5
8 11 (11.70%) CSS3
9 10 (10.64%) AngularJS
10 9 (9.57%) Memcached
11 8 (8.51%) COM
12 7 (7.45%) jQuery
12 7 (7.45%) MCollective
13 5 (5.32%) REST
13 5 (5.32%) Backbone.js
13 5 (5.32%) XML
13 5 (5.32%) ActiveMQ
14 3 (3.19%) SOAP
14 3 (3.19%) JSON
15 2 (2.13%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.64%) Open Source
2 8 (8.51%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.32%) Taxonomies
4 3 (3.19%) New Media
5 2 (2.13%) Social Network
5 2 (2.13%) Online Gambling
5 2 (2.13%) FMCG
5 2 (2.13%) Clustering
6 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 45 (47.87%) Linux
2 24 (25.53%) CentOS
3 22 (23.40%) Debian
4 17 (18.09%) UNIX
5 13 (13.83%) Ubuntu
6 8 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (6.38%) Windows
8 3 (3.19%) Solaris
8 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.19%) SmartOS
9 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.06%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (67.02%) DevOps
2 41 (43.62%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (28.72%) TDD
4 24 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (23.40%) Scrum
6 21 (22.34%) BDD
7 13 (13.83%) Kanban
8 11 (11.70%) Software Engineering
9 8 (8.51%) Performance Testing
10 7 (7.45%) Configuration Management
10 7 (7.45%) Build Automation
11 6 (6.38%) OOP
11 6 (6.38%) OO
11 6 (6.38%) E-Commerce
11 6 (6.38%) MVC
11 6 (6.38%) Release Management
11 6 (6.38%) Automated Testing
12 4 (4.26%) Content Management
13 3 (3.19%) Load Balancing
13 3 (3.19%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 51 (54.26%) Ruby
2 40 (42.55%) Python
3 32 (34.04%) PHP
4 30 (31.91%) Perl
5 27 (28.72%) Bash Shell
6 22 (23.40%) JavaScript
7 20 (21.28%) Java
8 10 (10.64%) Scala
9 4 (4.26%) SQL
10 3 (3.19%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.19%) Golang
11 2 (2.13%) PHP5
11 2 (2.13%) C#
12 1 (1.06%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.45%) Varnish
2 4 (4.26%) vCloud
3 3 (3.19%) Docker
3 3 (3.19%) NFS
4 2 (2.13%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.06%) Xen
5 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.06%) KVM
Systems Management
1 67 (71.28%) Puppet
2 57 (60.64%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (28.72%) Salt
4 26 (27.66%) Nagios
5 24 (25.53%) ZABBIX
6 20 (21.28%) Cacti
7 2 (2.13%) Ansible
7 2 (2.13%) logstash
8 1 (1.06%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.06%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.06%) collectd
8 1 (1.06%) StatsD
Vendors
1 30 (31.91%) Red Hat
2 10 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.51%) Yahoo!
4 5 (5.32%) VMware
4 5 (5.32%) Oracle
5 4 (4.26%) New Relic
6 2 (2.13%) Citrix
6 2 (2.13%) JBoss
6 2 (2.13%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.06%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.06%) HP
7 1 (1.06%) SaltStack
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