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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 361 365 417
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +52
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 55 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.064% 0.021%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.14% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 11 6
Average daily rate £488 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
11024 10158 12136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.54% 46.21% 43.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7174 6441 7336
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 251 306
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £44.10 £37.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -14 3 £210 -58.04% 3
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 64 (77.11%) Puppet
2 58 (69.88%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (65.06%) MySQL
4 53 (63.86%) MongoDB
5 48 (57.83%) Linux
6 43 (51.81%) PHP
7 41 (49.40%) NoSQL
7 41 (49.40%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (44.58%) Python
8 37 (44.58%) LAMP
9 33 (39.76%) Perl
10 32 (38.55%) Apache
10 32 (38.55%) Ruby
11 31 (37.35%) Nagios
12 28 (33.73%) Bash Shell
13 27 (32.53%) Jenkins
14 26 (31.33%) Red Hat
14 26 (31.33%) Web Services
15 25 (30.12%) Apache Cassandra
15 25 (30.12%) Amazon AWS
15 25 (30.12%) ZABBIX
16 24 (28.92%) UNIX
17 23 (27.71%) CentOS
17 23 (27.71%) Big Data
18 22 (26.51%) Hadoop
18 22 (26.51%) Riak
19 21 (25.30%) Hudson
20 20 (24.10%) CouchDB
20 20 (24.10%) Git (software)
20 20 (24.10%) Debian

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 32 (38.55%) Apache
2 15 (18.07%) Drupal
3 13 (15.66%) Apache Solr
3 13 (15.66%) Node.js
4 11 (13.25%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (8.43%) Tomcat
6 6 (7.23%) OpenStack
7 5 (6.02%) nginx
8 4 (4.82%) WordPress
9 3 (3.61%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (2.41%) CloudStack
10 2 (2.41%) Confluence
11 1 (1.20%) Jetty
11 1 (1.20%) Alfresco
11 1 (1.20%) ExpressionEngine
11 1 (1.20%) Liferay
11 1 (1.20%) Moodle
11 1 (1.20%) Apache Pig
11 1 (1.20%) Adobe CQ
11 1 (1.20%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Magento
1 1 (1.20%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 25 (30.12%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (20.48%) Joyent
3 13 (15.66%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (8.43%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (7.23%) Rackspace Cloud
6 4 (4.82%) SaaS
7 3 (3.61%) PaaS
7 3 (3.61%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.41%) GitHub
8 2 (2.41%) Heroku
8 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (1.20%) Google App Engine
9 1 (1.20%) Engine Yard
9 1 (1.20%) IaaS
9 1 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.43%) DNS
2 4 (4.82%) Firewall
3 3 (3.61%) VLAN
3 3 (3.61%) iSCSI
3 3 (3.61%) NAS
3 3 (3.61%) VPN
3 3 (3.61%) LDAP
3 3 (3.61%) SAN
4 2 (2.41%) HTTP
4 2 (2.41%) Internet
5 1 (1.20%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.20%) LAN
5 1 (1.20%) WAN
5 1 (1.20%) DHCP
5 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (65.06%) MySQL
2 53 (63.86%) MongoDB
3 41 (49.40%) NoSQL
4 25 (30.12%) Apache Cassandra
5 23 (27.71%) Big Data
6 22 (26.51%) Hadoop
6 22 (26.51%) Riak
7 20 (24.10%) CouchDB
8 14 (16.87%) Redis
9 5 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (3.61%) Neo4j
11 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
11 2 (2.41%) RavenDB
12 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (1.20%) Apache Hive
12 1 (1.20%) Sqoop
12 1 (1.20%) Mahout
12 1 (1.20%) HBase
12 1 (1.20%) Oracle OWB
12 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (32.53%) Jenkins
2 21 (25.30%) Hudson
3 20 (24.10%) Git (software)
4 18 (21.69%) Subversion
5 10 (12.05%) PHPUnit
6 4 (4.82%) JIRA
7 2 (2.41%) RSpec
7 2 (2.41%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.41%) Selenium
7 2 (2.41%) Maven
8 1 (1.20%) WATIR
8 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.20%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.20%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.20%) Toad
General
1 8 (9.64%) Finance
2 2 (2.41%) Advertising
2 2 (2.41%) Marketing
3 1 (1.20%) Publishing
3 1 (1.20%) Back Office
3 1 (1.20%) Retail
3 1 (1.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (45.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (19.28%) Developer
3 12 (14.46%) Architect
4 10 (12.05%) Drupal Developer
5 8 (9.64%) Lead Architect
6 7 (8.43%) Administrator
7 6 (7.23%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.82%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (3.61%) PHP Developer
10 2 (2.41%) Cloud Engineer
10 2 (2.41%) Integration Engineer
10 2 (2.41%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.41%) Consultant
10 2 (2.41%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.41%) Senior PHP Developer
11 1 (1.20%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 1 (1.20%) Python Developer
11 1 (1.20%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (44.58%) LAMP
2 26 (31.33%) Web Services
3 14 (16.87%) Memcached
4 13 (15.66%) Ruby on Rails
5 11 (13.25%) ActiveMQ
6 9 (10.84%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (9.64%) COM
8 7 (8.43%) CSS
9 5 (6.02%) Middleware
9 5 (6.02%) XML
10 4 (4.82%) HTML
10 4 (4.82%) Ajax
11 3 (3.61%) JSON
11 3 (3.61%) HTML5
11 3 (3.61%) CSS3
11 3 (3.61%) .NET
12 2 (2.41%) SOAP
12 2 (2.41%) Hibernate
12 2 (2.41%) Spring
12 2 (2.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.07%) Open Source
2 10 (12.05%) Taxonomies
3 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.41%) Clustering
3 2 (2.41%) FMCG
3 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.41%) Social Network
4 1 (1.20%) Streaming Media
4 1 (1.20%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.20%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 48 (57.83%) Linux
2 24 (28.92%) UNIX
3 23 (27.71%) CentOS
4 20 (24.10%) Debian
5 13 (15.66%) Ubuntu
6 12 (14.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (6.02%) Windows
8 3 (3.61%) Solaris
9 1 (1.20%) Android
9 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.20%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.20%) OpenWrt
9 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.20%) Gentoo
9 1 (1.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (49.40%) Continuous Integration
2 18 (21.69%) Scrum
2 18 (21.69%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.69%) Kanban
3 16 (19.28%) TDD
4 14 (16.87%) Configuration Management
5 12 (14.46%) Automated Testing
5 12 (14.46%) BDD
6 8 (9.64%) OO
6 8 (9.64%) Build Automation
6 8 (9.64%) Performance Testing
7 6 (7.23%) OOP
7 6 (7.23%) Release Management
8 5 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (4.82%) Content Management
9 4 (4.82%) Change Management
10 3 (3.61%) Software Engineering
10 3 (3.61%) Load Balancing
10 3 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.61%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 43 (51.81%) PHP
2 37 (44.58%) Python
3 33 (39.76%) Perl
4 32 (38.55%) Ruby
5 28 (33.73%) Bash Shell
6 15 (18.07%) Java
7 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
8 6 (7.23%) Shell Script
9 5 (6.02%) SQL
10 3 (3.61%) PHP5
10 3 (3.61%) Scala
10 3 (3.61%) C++
11 2 (2.41%) C
11 2 (2.41%) C#
11 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.20%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (1.20%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.20%) VBScript
12 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (16.87%) Varnish
2 3 (3.61%) VMware ESX
2 3 (3.61%) NFS
3 1 (1.20%) Xen
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.20%) XenApp
3 1 (1.20%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.20%) KVM
Systems Management
1 64 (77.11%) Puppet
2 58 (69.88%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (37.35%) Nagios
4 25 (30.12%) ZABBIX
5 17 (20.48%) Cacti
6 4 (4.82%) Vagrant
7 2 (2.41%) collectd
7 2 (2.41%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.20%) WSUS
8 1 (1.20%) SCOM
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (1.20%) StatsD
8 1 (1.20%) Oozie
Vendors
1 26 (31.33%) Red Hat
2 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.64%) Yahoo!
4 5 (6.02%) Oracle
4 5 (6.02%) New Relic
5 4 (4.82%) VMware
6 3 (3.61%) Sitecore
6 3 (3.61%) Sun
7 1 (1.20%) Omniture
7 1 (1.20%) Netezza
7 1 (1.20%) Zend
7 1 (1.20%) Greenplum
7 1 (1.20%) Foundry
7 1 (1.20%) Akamai
7 1 (1.20%) Infobright
7 1 (1.20%) Facebook
7 1 (1.20%) Tableau
7 1 (1.20%) Teradata
7 1 (1.20%) FatWire
7 1 (1.20%) Vignette
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