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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 363 365 373
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 48 51 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.53% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 41 24
Average daily rate £450 £451 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £338 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £538 £425
% change year-on-year
-35.81% +26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 - -
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
8618 9582 9827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 40.61% 45.22% 44.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5658 6364 6308
Average daily rate £430 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 197 217
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.05 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% +1.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.85% +6.06%

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 9 February 2016.

Rackspace Daily Rate Histogram in London

Rackspace
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Rackspace across the London region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Rackspace Hourly 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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +44 7 £393 -12.77% 4
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 76 (92.68%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (68.29%) Linux
3 46 (56.10%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (46.34%) Puppet
5 34 (41.46%) DevOps
6 32 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (32.93%) VMware
7 27 (32.93%) Ansible
8 23 (28.05%) Open Source
8 23 (28.05%) Microsoft Azure
8 23 (28.05%) Ruby
9 22 (26.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (26.83%) MySQL
9 22 (26.83%) Configuration Management
10 21 (25.61%) Windows
10 21 (25.61%) Python
11 20 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (24.39%) Git (software)
11 20 (24.39%) Docker
12 19 (23.17%) OpenStack
12 19 (23.17%) IaaS
12 19 (23.17%) PaaS
13 17 (20.73%) Web Services
13 17 (20.73%) Java
13 17 (20.73%) PHP
14 16 (19.51%) Bash Shell
15 15 (18.29%) Jenkins
16 12 (14.63%) Google
16 12 (14.63%) Web Operations
17 11 (13.41%) SaaS

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 19 (23.17%) OpenStack
2 10 (12.20%) IIS
2 10 (12.20%) Tomcat
3 7 (8.54%) nginx
4 6 (7.32%) Confluence
4 6 (7.32%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.66%) WordPress
6 2 (2.44%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (2.44%) Drupal
6 2 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.44%) Node.js
7 1 (1.22%) Apache
7 1 (1.22%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (2.44%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 76 (92.68%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (28.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (23.17%) IaaS
3 19 (23.17%) PaaS
4 11 (13.41%) SaaS
5 7 (8.54%) Rackspace Cloud
5 7 (8.54%) SoftLayer
6 6 (7.32%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (4.88%) Google Compute Engine
8 3 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (3.66%) Heroku
9 2 (2.44%) Google Drive
10 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.22%) Force.com
10 1 (1.22%) Google App Engine
10 1 (1.22%) Joyent
10 1 (1.22%) Office 365
10 1 (1.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) TCP/IP
2 7 (8.54%) SSL
3 6 (7.32%) Internet
4 5 (6.10%) Firewall
4 5 (6.10%) HTTP
5 3 (3.66%) DNS
5 3 (3.66%) VPN
6 2 (2.44%) BGP
6 2 (2.44%) EIGRP
6 2 (2.44%) IPsec
6 2 (2.44%) Junos
6 2 (2.44%) LDAP
6 2 (2.44%) MPLS
6 2 (2.44%) OSPF
6 2 (2.44%) SAN
6 2 (2.44%) SMTP
6 2 (2.44%) SNMP
6 2 (2.44%) VLAN
6 2 (2.44%) VRRP
6 2 (2.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.83%) MySQL
2 11 (13.41%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (10.98%) MongoDB
4 8 (9.76%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.88%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.88%) Redis
5 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.44%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.44%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.44%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (24.39%) Git (software)
2 15 (18.29%) Jenkins
3 10 (12.20%) Subversion
4 5 (6.10%) JIRA
5 4 (4.88%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.88%) NUnit
5 4 (4.88%) Selenium
5 4 (4.88%) Vagrant
6 3 (3.66%) JMeter
7 2 (2.44%) Ant
7 2 (2.44%) Grunt
7 2 (2.44%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.44%) Maven
7 2 (2.44%) Mocha
7 2 (2.44%) PhantomJS
7 2 (2.44%) RSpec
7 2 (2.44%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.44%) The Grinder
7 2 (2.44%) Yeoman
General
1 6 (7.32%) Games
1 6 (7.32%) Law
1 6 (7.32%) Publishing
2 5 (6.10%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Retail
3 4 (4.88%) Marketing
4 3 (3.66%) Legal
5 2 (2.44%) Banking
6 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (25.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (17.07%) Architect
3 9 (10.98%) Cloud Engineer
4 8 (9.76%) Security Engineer
4 8 (9.76%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 8 (9.76%) Senior Security Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) AWS Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Developer
5 7 (8.54%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (8.54%) Technical Architect
6 6 (7.32%) Administrator
6 6 (7.32%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (7.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (7.32%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.10%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (6.10%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 5 (6.10%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.88%) Digital Technical Architect
8 4 (4.88%) EPiServer Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.73%) Web Services
2 10 (12.20%) CSS
3 8 (9.76%) .NET
4 7 (8.54%) HTML
4 7 (8.54%) jQuery
5 6 (7.32%) LEMP Stack
6 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.88%) SOAP
7 3 (3.66%) HTML5
8 2 (2.44%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.44%) COM
8 2 (2.44%) Ember.js
8 2 (2.44%) Middleware
8 2 (2.44%) React
8 2 (2.44%) RESTful
8 2 (2.44%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (1.22%) Apache Flex
9 1 (1.22%) JSON
9 1 (1.22%) LAMP
9 1 (1.22%) Marionette.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Digital Media
2 5 (6.10%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (6.10%) User Experience
3 4 (4.88%) Clustering
3 4 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.88%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.44%) Blog
4 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.44%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.22%) Fintech
5 1 (1.22%) Replication
5 1 (1.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 56 (68.29%) Linux
2 21 (25.61%) Windows
3 5 (6.10%) Unix
4 3 (3.66%) Debian
4 3 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.44%) CentOS
5 2 (2.44%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (41.46%) DevOps
2 32 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (28.05%) Open Source
4 22 (26.83%) Configuration Management
5 20 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (14.63%) Web Operations
7 9 (10.98%) Scrum
8 8 (9.76%) E-Commerce
8 8 (9.76%) Migration
9 7 (8.54%) Automated Testing
9 7 (8.54%) Information Security
9 7 (8.54%) Load Balancing
9 7 (8.54%) TDD
10 6 (7.32%) Data Management
10 6 (7.32%) OO
11 5 (6.10%) Process Architecture
11 5 (6.10%) Project Planning
11 5 (6.10%) Unit Testing
12 4 (4.88%) Direct Marketing
12 4 (4.88%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.05%) Ruby
2 21 (25.61%) Python
3 17 (20.73%) Java
3 17 (20.73%) PHP
4 16 (19.51%) Bash Shell
5 7 (8.54%) JavaScript
6 6 (7.32%) Perl
7 5 (6.10%) C#
8 4 (4.88%) Scala
8 4 (4.88%) SQL
9 3 (3.66%) C++
9 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.44%) Go
10 2 (2.44%) Groovy
10 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (9.76%) CCNA
1 8 (9.76%) CCSA
1 8 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (9.76%) CISM
1 8 (9.76%) CISSP
1 8 (9.76%) JNCIA
2 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.76%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (26.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (24.39%) Docker
3 6 (7.32%) Xen
4 5 (6.10%) KVM
5 4 (4.88%) vSphere
6 2 (2.44%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
7 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 46 (56.10%) Opscode Chef
2 38 (46.34%) Puppet
3 27 (32.93%) Ansible
4 8 (9.76%) Salt
5 4 (4.88%) Kubernetes
5 4 (4.88%) Mesos
6 2 (2.44%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.22%) Capistrano
7 1 (1.22%) CFEngine
7 1 (1.22%) Graphite
7 1 (1.22%) Nagios
7 1 (1.22%) Packer
7 1 (1.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (32.93%) VMware
2 12 (14.63%) Google
3 10 (12.20%) Oracle
4 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
5 6 (7.32%) Sybase
6 4 (4.88%) EPiServer
6 4 (4.88%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.66%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.66%) Cisco
7 3 (3.66%) hybris
8 2 (2.44%) Brocade
8 2 (2.44%) F5
8 2 (2.44%) IBM
8 2 (2.44%) Juniper
8 2 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.44%) SAP
8 2 (2.44%) Vyatta
9 1 (1.22%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.22%) Mercator
9 1 (1.22%) Rally
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