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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 376 410 413
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +3
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 39 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.072% 0.046%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.16% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 12
Average daily rate
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£525 £475 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £450 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+47.28% +7.50%
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
11079 11592 11968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 46.00% 46.25% 45.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7148 7536 7273
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 257 333
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +28 6 £513 +28.12%
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 60 (69.77%) Puppet
2 55 (63.95%) DevOps
3 53 (61.63%) Opscode Chef
4 48 (55.81%) Ruby
5 44 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (45.35%) MySQL
6 39 (45.35%) Linux
7 37 (43.02%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (40.70%) Python
9 32 (37.21%) MongoDB
10 30 (34.88%) Web Services
10 30 (34.88%) TDD
11 29 (33.72%) Java
12 28 (32.56%) Scrum
12 28 (32.56%) Salt
13 27 (31.40%) NoSQL
13 27 (31.40%) Perl
14 26 (30.23%) PHP
14 26 (30.23%) JavaScript
15 25 (29.07%) Big Data
16 24 (27.91%) Red Hat
17 23 (26.74%) Bash Shell
17 23 (26.74%) BDD
17 23 (26.74%) Amazon AWS
18 22 (25.58%) Apache Cassandra
18 22 (25.58%) LAMP
18 22 (25.58%) Apache
19 21 (24.42%) HTML
19 21 (24.42%) Nagios
19 21 (24.42%) ZABBIX

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 22 (25.58%) Apache
2 18 (20.93%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (9.30%) OpenStack
4 4 (4.65%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.65%) Apache Solr
4 4 (4.65%) Node.js
5 3 (3.49%) nginx
5 3 (3.49%) Drupal
6 2 (2.33%) IIS
7 1 (1.16%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.16%) CMS
7 1 (1.16%) GlassFish
Cloud Services
1 23 (26.74%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (12.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (10.47%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (9.30%) Joyent
5 7 (8.14%) GitHub
6 5 (5.81%) Heroku
6 5 (5.81%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.33%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) LDAP
1 5 (5.81%) Firewall
2 4 (4.65%) DNS
2 4 (4.65%) SAN
3 3 (3.49%) Internet
3 3 (3.49%) VPN
3 3 (3.49%) VLAN
3 3 (3.49%) NAS
3 3 (3.49%) iSCSI
4 2 (2.33%) AMQP
4 2 (2.33%) LAN
4 2 (2.33%) WAN
5 1 (1.16%) DHCP
5 1 (1.16%) HTTP
5 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.16%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (45.35%) MySQL
2 32 (37.21%) MongoDB
3 27 (31.40%) NoSQL
4 25 (29.07%) Big Data
5 22 (25.58%) Apache Cassandra
6 21 (24.42%) Hadoop
7 16 (18.60%) Riak
8 15 (17.44%) CouchDB
9 11 (12.79%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (11.63%) Redis
11 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
12 3 (3.49%) HBase
13 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
13 2 (2.33%) DB2
13 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
13 2 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 1 (1.16%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 21 (24.42%) Jenkins
2 15 (17.44%) Hudson
3 14 (16.28%) RSpec
4 13 (15.12%) Git (software)
5 11 (12.79%) Jasmine
6 9 (10.47%) Subversion
7 3 (3.49%) PHPUnit
7 3 (3.49%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.49%) JIRA
7 3 (3.49%) WATIR
7 3 (3.49%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.33%) Selenium
General
1 7 (8.14%) Finance
2 3 (3.49%) Publishing
3 2 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.16%) Advertising
4 1 (1.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (33.72%) Developer
2 24 (27.91%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (16.28%) Architect
4 13 (15.12%) DevOps Architect
4 13 (15.12%) Ruby Developer
5 10 (11.63%) Software Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Lead Architect
6 6 (6.98%) Administrator
7 5 (5.81%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.49%) Node.js Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Python Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Drupal Developer
9 2 (2.33%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (2.33%) Java Developer
10 1 (1.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 1 (1.16%) DevOps Administrator
10 1 (1.16%) Systems Engineer
10 1 (1.16%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (34.88%) Web Services
2 22 (25.58%) LAMP
3 21 (24.42%) HTML
4 20 (23.26%) CSS
5 18 (20.93%) Ruby on Rails
6 14 (16.28%) HTML5
7 12 (13.95%) CSS3
8 10 (11.63%) AngularJS
9 9 (10.47%) MCollective
10 7 (8.14%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (8.14%) XML
10 7 (8.14%) jQuery
11 6 (6.98%) Memcached
12 5 (5.81%) Backbone.js
12 5 (5.81%) RESTful
12 5 (5.81%) JSON
13 4 (4.65%) XSD
13 4 (4.65%) REST
14 3 (3.49%) Sinatra
14 3 (3.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Open Source
2 7 (8.14%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.49%) New Media
3 3 (3.49%) Taxonomies
3 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.49%) Social Network
4 2 (2.33%) Online Gambling
4 2 (2.33%) Clustering
5 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 39 (45.35%) Linux
2 19 (22.09%) CentOS
3 15 (17.44%) Debian
4 7 (8.14%) Windows
5 6 (6.98%) Ubuntu
5 6 (6.98%) UNIX
6 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.49%) SmartOS
8 3 (3.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (63.95%) DevOps
2 44 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (43.02%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (34.88%) TDD
5 28 (32.56%) Scrum
6 23 (26.74%) BDD
7 14 (16.28%) Software Engineering
8 12 (13.95%) Kanban
9 8 (9.30%) Configuration Management
9 8 (9.30%) SOA
10 7 (8.14%) Build Automation
10 7 (8.14%) E-Commerce
10 7 (8.14%) MVC
11 6 (6.98%) OOP
11 6 (6.98%) OO
12 5 (5.81%) Load Balancing
13 4 (4.65%) Release Management
13 4 (4.65%) Automated Testing
14 3 (3.49%) Performance Tuning
14 3 (3.49%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 48 (55.81%) Ruby
2 35 (40.70%) Python
3 29 (33.72%) Java
4 27 (31.40%) Perl
5 26 (30.23%) PHP
5 26 (30.23%) JavaScript
6 23 (26.74%) Bash Shell
7 14 (16.28%) Scala
8 8 (9.30%) SQL
9 5 (5.81%) Shell Script
10 4 (4.65%) Golang
11 2 (2.33%) C#
12 1 (1.16%) C++
12 1 (1.16%) PHP5
12 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) QA
1 2 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) vCloud
2 5 (5.81%) Docker
3 4 (4.65%) Varnish
4 3 (3.49%) NFS
5 2 (2.33%) HDFS
6 1 (1.16%) KVM
6 1 (1.16%) Xen
6 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 60 (69.77%) Puppet
2 53 (61.63%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (32.56%) Salt
4 21 (24.42%) Nagios
4 21 (24.42%) ZABBIX
5 15 (17.44%) Cacti
6 7 (8.14%) Ansible
7 4 (4.65%) Vagrant
8 2 (2.33%) logstash
9 1 (1.16%) collectd
9 1 (1.16%) StatsD
9 1 (1.16%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 24 (27.91%) Red Hat
2 8 (9.30%) Oracle
3 6 (6.98%) New Relic
4 5 (5.81%) VMware
5 3 (3.49%) JBoss
5 3 (3.49%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.33%) Perforce
6 2 (2.33%) Google
6 2 (2.33%) Citrix
6 2 (2.33%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.33%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.16%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.16%) F5
7 1 (1.16%) HP
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Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago