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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 378 350 379
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +29
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 25 45 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.20% 0.077%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.45% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 38 14
Average daily rate
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£438 £481 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +5.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £350 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £540 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-21.29% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
9887 9951 9935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.61% 43.98% 45.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6465 6509 6240
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 206 296
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 +11 4 £525 +7.69% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 58 (80.56%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (56.94%) Linux
3 40 (55.56%) Puppet
4 36 (50.00%) DevOps
4 36 (50.00%) Ruby
5 32 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (44.44%) Python
6 30 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
7 28 (38.89%) MySQL
8 27 (37.50%) Web Services
9 25 (34.72%) MongoDB
9 25 (34.72%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (33.33%) PHP
11 21 (29.17%) Ansible
12 20 (27.78%) Jenkins
13 18 (25.00%) Open Source
14 16 (22.22%) Git (software)
14 16 (22.22%) Salt
14 16 (22.22%) TDD
14 16 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
15 15 (20.83%) Elasticsearch
15 15 (20.83%) CentOS
16 14 (19.44%) Bash Shell
16 14 (19.44%) Configuration Management
16 14 (19.44%) Red Hat
16 14 (19.44%) Perl
16 14 (19.44%) Java
16 14 (19.44%) Subversion
17 13 (18.06%) NoSQL
18 12 (16.67%) BDD

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 15 (20.83%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (16.67%) Apache
3 10 (13.89%) OpenStack
4 7 (9.72%) IIS
4 7 (9.72%) nginx
5 5 (6.94%) Tomcat
5 5 (6.94%) Node.js
6 2 (2.78%) Confluence
6 2 (2.78%) Apache Solr
6 2 (2.78%) Drupal
7 1 (1.39%) JBoss
7 1 (1.39%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 58 (80.56%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.72%) PaaS
4 6 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (6.94%) SaaS
5 5 (6.94%) IaaS
6 4 (5.56%) GitHub
6 4 (5.56%) Rackspace Cloud
6 4 (5.56%) Heroku
7 3 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (4.17%) Google App Engine
7 3 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.39%) Joyent
9 1 (1.39%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.28%) TCP/IP
2 10 (13.89%) SSL
3 9 (12.50%) HTTP
4 4 (5.56%) DNS
5 2 (2.78%) Internet
5 2 (2.78%) VPN
5 2 (2.78%) LAN
5 2 (2.78%) WAN
5 2 (2.78%) DHCP
5 2 (2.78%) Firewall
6 1 (1.39%) IPsec
6 1 (1.39%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.39%) RTSP
6 1 (1.39%) SNMP
6 1 (1.39%) VoIP
6 1 (1.39%) LDAP
6 1 (1.39%) MPLS
6 1 (1.39%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.39%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.39%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (38.89%) MySQL
2 25 (34.72%) MongoDB
3 16 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (18.06%) NoSQL
5 11 (15.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (12.50%) Big Data
7 8 (11.11%) Hadoop
8 7 (9.72%) CouchDB
8 7 (9.72%) Riak
9 6 (8.33%) SQL Server
10 5 (6.94%) Redis
11 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (4.17%) RethinkDB
12 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (1.39%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 20 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 16 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 14 (19.44%) Subversion
4 10 (13.89%) Hudson
5 7 (9.72%) RSpec
6 5 (6.94%) Jasmine
7 3 (4.17%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.78%) JIRA
9 1 (1.39%) Maven
9 1 (1.39%) NUnit
9 1 (1.39%) Selenium
9 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.39%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.39%) PHPUnit
9 1 (1.39%) FishEye
9 1 (1.39%) Juju
General
1 5 (6.94%) Publishing
1 5 (6.94%) Marketing
2 1 (1.39%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Games
2 1 (1.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (20.83%) Developer
1 15 (20.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (11.11%) Architect
3 7 (9.72%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (9.72%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 6 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 5 (6.94%) DevOps Architect
6 4 (5.56%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
7 3 (4.17%) Administrator
7 3 (4.17%) Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (2.78%) Digital Project Manager
8 2 (2.78%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.78%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (2.78%) Security Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Software Developer
9 1 (1.39%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (37.50%) Web Services
2 10 (13.89%) Ruby on Rails
3 9 (12.50%) LAMP
4 7 (9.72%) .NET
5 5 (6.94%) SOAP
6 4 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (5.56%) RESTful
6 4 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (4.17%) ZeroMQ
7 3 (4.17%) React
8 2 (2.78%) MCollective
8 2 (2.78%) CSS
8 2 (2.78%) HTML
8 2 (2.78%) Apache Flex
9 1 (1.39%) JSF
9 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.39%) Middleware
9 1 (1.39%) jQuery
9 1 (1.39%) Django
9 1 (1.39%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.00%) Open Source
2 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.78%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.78%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (1.39%) BBC
4 1 (1.39%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.39%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (56.94%) Linux
2 15 (20.83%) CentOS
3 11 (15.28%) Windows
4 9 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (9.72%) Debian
6 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.56%) Ubuntu
7 3 (4.17%) UNIX
8 2 (2.78%) CoreOS
8 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.78%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (50.00%) DevOps
2 32 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (34.72%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (22.22%) TDD
5 14 (19.44%) Configuration Management
6 12 (16.67%) BDD
7 9 (12.50%) Scrum
8 8 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 8 (11.11%) MVC
9 7 (9.72%) OO
9 7 (9.72%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (8.33%) Migration
11 5 (6.94%) ITIL
12 4 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (5.56%) Process Architecture
12 4 (5.56%) Kanban
12 4 (5.56%) Supplier Management
12 4 (5.56%) Software Engineering
12 4 (5.56%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (50.00%) Ruby
2 32 (44.44%) Python
3 24 (33.33%) PHP
4 14 (19.44%) Bash Shell
4 14 (19.44%) Perl
4 14 (19.44%) Java
5 8 (11.11%) SQL
6 7 (9.72%) Scala
7 5 (6.94%) Go
8 4 (5.56%) Clojure
8 4 (5.56%) C#
9 3 (4.17%) JavaScript
9 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
9 3 (4.17%) Haskell
9 3 (4.17%) Erlang
10 1 (1.39%) C++
10 1 (1.39%) Tcl
10 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.39%) RubyMotion
Qualifications
1 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.78%) CISSP
2 2 (2.78%) CCNA
2 2 (2.78%) JNCIA
2 2 (2.78%) CCSA
2 2 (2.78%) CISM
3 1 (1.39%) CCNP
System Software
1 8 (11.11%) Docker
2 5 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.94%) vCloud
3 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.17%) vSphere
5 1 (1.39%) XenApp
5 1 (1.39%) Varnish
5 1 (1.39%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 40 (55.56%) Puppet
2 30 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (29.17%) Ansible
4 16 (22.22%) Salt
5 11 (15.28%) Nagios
6 10 (13.89%) ZABBIX
7 8 (11.11%) Cacti
8 5 (6.94%) Vagrant
9 4 (5.56%) logstash
10 3 (4.17%) Mesos
11 2 (2.78%) yum
12 1 (1.39%) SCOM
12 1 (1.39%) Munin
12 1 (1.39%) Cobbler
12 1 (1.39%) HAProxy
12 1 (1.39%) Graphite
12 1 (1.39%) Pingdom
12 1 (1.39%) Opsview
Vendors
1 14 (19.44%) Red Hat
2 6 (8.33%) Google
2 6 (8.33%) VMware
3 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.56%) Oracle
5 3 (4.17%) Teradata
5 3 (4.17%) DigitalOcean
6 2 (2.78%) SaltStack
6 2 (2.78%) Zend
7 1 (1.39%) Cisco
7 1 (1.39%) IBM
7 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.39%) Citrix
7 1 (1.39%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.39%) F5
7 1 (1.39%) Splunk
7 1 (1.39%) DataCash
7 1 (1.39%) Ogone
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