The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 371 400 352
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -48
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 52 35 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.15% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 0.34% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 32 59
Median daily rate £500 £439 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.89% +3.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £350 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £523 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £330 £388
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -14.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Rackspace
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
8802 10309 10257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.22% 44.12% 43.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6072 6811 6584
Median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 256 205
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.33 £52.17 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.82%

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Rackspace as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the London region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +38 9 £450 -10.00% 4
Hammersmith - 1 £350 -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 London region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 83 (95.40%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (63.22%) DevOps
3 53 (60.92%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (57.47%) Linux
5 48 (55.17%) Puppet
6 42 (48.28%) Ansible
7 32 (36.78%) Microsoft Azure
8 31 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (34.48%) Configuration Management
9 30 (34.48%) Open Source
10 29 (33.33%) Ruby
11 27 (31.03%) Python
12 26 (29.89%) Docker
13 24 (27.59%) Web Services
14 22 (25.29%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (24.14%) OpenStack
16 19 (21.84%) VMware
17 18 (20.69%) Perl
18 17 (19.54%) Bash Shell
19 16 (18.39%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (18.39%) Web Operations
20 15 (17.24%) IaaS
20 15 (17.24%) Java
21 14 (16.09%) Windows
21 14 (16.09%) Jenkins
22 13 (14.94%) Internet
22 13 (14.94%) Migration
23 12 (13.79%) Google
24 11 (12.64%) ETL
24 11 (12.64%) MySQL

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in 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 21 (24.14%) OpenStack
2 10 (11.49%) Tomcat
3 7 (8.05%) IIS
4 6 (6.90%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.45%) Apache
6 2 (2.30%) nginx
7 1 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Magento
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 83 (95.40%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (36.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (17.24%) IaaS
4 10 (11.49%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (11.49%) PaaS
5 8 (9.20%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (6.90%) Google App Engine
6 6 (6.90%) SaaS
7 4 (4.60%) Rackspace Cloud
8 3 (3.45%) Amazon S3
9 2 (2.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (2.30%) Datadog
9 2 (2.30%) SoftLayer
10 1 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (1.15%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.94%) Internet
2 6 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.75%) DNS
4 3 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (3.45%) DHCP
4 3 (3.45%) HTTP
4 3 (3.45%) SSL
5 1 (1.15%) AMQP
5 1 (1.15%) Firewall
5 1 (1.15%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.15%) LAN
5 1 (1.15%) MQTT
5 1 (1.15%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.15%) Network Security
5 1 (1.15%) SSH
5 1 (1.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.64%) MySQL
2 4 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.30%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.30%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.15%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.15%) Big Data
5 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.15%) HBase
5 1 (1.15%) Impala
5 1 (1.15%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.15%) Redis
5 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (16.09%) Jenkins
2 10 (11.49%) TeamCity
3 9 (10.34%) Vagrant
4 5 (5.75%) Travis CI
5 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.45%) Jasmine
5 3 (3.45%) RSpec
6 2 (2.30%) Subversion
7 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.15%) JIRA
7 1 (1.15%) JUnit
7 1 (1.15%) Maven
7 1 (1.15%) Mockito
7 1 (1.15%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (9.20%) Legal
2 7 (8.05%) Finance
2 7 (8.05%) Retail
3 4 (4.60%) Law
3 4 (4.60%) Publishing
4 2 (2.30%) Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (31.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (28.74%) Architect
3 17 (19.54%) Technical Architect
4 12 (13.79%) Digital Architect
4 12 (13.79%) Digital Technical Architect
5 11 (12.64%) AWS Architect
6 10 (11.49%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (6.90%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (6.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Administrator
9 5 (5.75%) Consultant
9 5 (5.75%) Developer
10 4 (4.60%) Ruby Developer
10 4 (4.60%) Systems Administrator
11 3 (3.45%) AWS DevOps
11 3 (3.45%) AWS Engineer
11 3 (3.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 3 (3.45%) Senior Developer
11 3 (3.45%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (27.59%) Web Services
2 4 (4.60%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (2.30%) HTML
3 2 (2.30%) JSON
3 2 (2.30%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (2.30%) RESTful
4 1 (1.15%) .NET
4 1 (1.15%) Backbone.js
4 1 (1.15%) COM
4 1 (1.15%) ELK Stack
4 1 (1.15%) HTML5
4 1 (1.15%) Java EE
4 1 (1.15%) JPA
4 1 (1.15%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.15%) PHP-FPM
4 1 (1.15%) React
4 1 (1.15%) Spring
4 1 (1.15%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.15%) Spring Security
4 1 (1.15%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Blog
2 5 (5.75%) CESG
3 4 (4.60%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.60%) User Experience
4 3 (3.45%) Fintech
5 2 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.15%) Online Games
6 1 (1.15%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (57.47%) Linux
2 14 (16.09%) Windows
3 4 (4.60%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.45%) CentOS
4 3 (3.45%) Unix
5 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.15%) Debian
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (63.22%) DevOps
2 31 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (34.48%) Configuration Management
3 30 (34.48%) Open Source
4 22 (25.29%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (18.39%) Web Operations
6 13 (14.94%) Migration
7 11 (12.64%) ETL
8 10 (11.49%) Rapid Prototyping
9 7 (8.05%) Mentoring
10 6 (6.90%) Data Management
10 6 (6.90%) E-Commerce
10 6 (6.90%) Server Virtualisation
11 5 (5.75%) Automated Testing
11 5 (5.75%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (5.75%) CRM
11 5 (5.75%) Load Balancing
11 5 (5.75%) Project Planning
11 5 (5.75%) TDD
11 5 (5.75%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (33.33%) Ruby
2 27 (31.03%) Python
3 18 (20.69%) Perl
4 17 (19.54%) Bash Shell
5 15 (17.24%) Java
6 8 (9.20%) JavaScript
6 8 (9.20%) PowerShell
7 7 (8.05%) PHP
8 3 (3.45%) Go
8 3 (3.45%) RubyMotion
8 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.30%) C#
9 2 (2.30%) SQL
10 1 (1.15%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.15%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.49%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (29.89%) Docker
2 16 (18.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.05%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.90%) vSphere
4 6 (6.90%) Xen
5 4 (4.60%) Active Directory
6 3 (3.45%) KVM
6 3 (3.45%) oVirt
7 1 (1.15%) HDFS
7 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.15%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 53 (60.92%) Opscode Chef
2 48 (55.17%) Puppet
3 42 (48.28%) Ansible
4 10 (11.49%) Salt
5 6 (6.90%) Nagios
6 5 (5.75%) Pingdom
7 3 (3.45%) Cobbler
7 3 (3.45%) Terraform
7 3 (3.45%) yum
8 2 (2.30%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.15%) Ambari
9 1 (1.15%) Cacti
9 1 (1.15%) Consul
9 1 (1.15%) Ganglia
9 1 (1.15%) Grafana
9 1 (1.15%) Graphite
9 1 (1.15%) Kibana
9 1 (1.15%) logstash
9 1 (1.15%) Munin
9 1 (1.15%) Packer
Vendors
1 19 (21.84%) VMware
2 12 (13.79%) Google
3 10 (11.49%) Oracle
4 9 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 9 (10.34%) SaltStack
5 6 (6.90%) Sybase
6 4 (4.60%) hybris
7 3 (3.45%) Cisco
7 3 (3.45%) Dell
7 3 (3.45%) F5
7 3 (3.45%) New Relic
7 3 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.30%) Splunk
9 1 (1.15%) Citrix
9 1 (1.15%) Cloudera
9 1 (1.15%) Hortonworks
9 1 (1.15%) MapR
9 1 (1.15%) Mercator
9 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.15%) Zend
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