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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 383 350 371
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +21
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 31 52 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.22% 0.065%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.50% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 46 11
Average daily rate
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£444 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £331 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +6.66%
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
9924 10365 9869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.43% 44.46% 45.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6412 6755 6220
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 206 259
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £33.75 £44.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 27 April 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 27 April 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 6 £475 +126.19% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 - -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 64 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (56.25%) Puppet
2 45 (56.25%) Linux
3 43 (53.75%) DevOps
4 40 (50.00%) Ruby
5 36 (45.00%) Python
5 36 (45.00%) MySQL
6 34 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (41.25%) PHP
7 33 (41.25%) Web Services
8 32 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
8 32 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (37.50%) MongoDB
10 24 (30.00%) Ansible
10 24 (30.00%) Jenkins
11 22 (27.50%) TDD
12 21 (26.25%) Perl
13 19 (23.75%) Apache
13 19 (23.75%) Bash Shell
13 19 (23.75%) Salt
14 18 (22.50%) Git (software)
14 18 (22.50%) CentOS
15 17 (21.25%) Open Source
15 17 (21.25%) Elasticsearch
15 17 (21.25%) BDD
16 16 (20.00%) Nagios
16 16 (20.00%) Red Hat
16 16 (20.00%) Subversion
16 16 (20.00%) LAMP
16 16 (20.00%) PostgreSQL

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 19 (23.75%) Apache
2 17 (21.25%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (11.25%) OpenStack
3 9 (11.25%) nginx
4 7 (8.75%) IIS
5 5 (6.25%) Node.js
6 4 (5.00%) Drupal
7 3 (3.75%) Apache Solr
7 3 (3.75%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.50%) Confluence
9 1 (1.25%) WordPress
9 1 (1.25%) CMS
9 1 (1.25%) JBoss
9 1 (1.25%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 64 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.50%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (5.00%) PaaS
5 4 (5.00%) Heroku
5 4 (5.00%) Rackspace Cloud
5 4 (5.00%) GitHub
6 3 (3.75%) IaaS
6 3 (3.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (3.75%) SaaS
6 3 (3.75%) Google App Engine
7 2 (2.50%) Joyent
7 2 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.75%) TCP/IP
2 10 (12.50%) SSL
3 9 (11.25%) HTTP
4 4 (5.00%) DNS
5 2 (2.50%) MRTG
5 2 (2.50%) VPN
5 2 (2.50%) LAN
5 2 (2.50%) WAN
5 2 (2.50%) DHCP
5 2 (2.50%) Internet
5 2 (2.50%) Firewall
6 1 (1.25%) IPsec
6 1 (1.25%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.25%) RTSP
6 1 (1.25%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.25%) MPLS
6 1 (1.25%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.25%) VoIP
6 1 (1.25%) SNMP
6 1 (1.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (45.00%) MySQL
2 30 (37.50%) MongoDB
3 16 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 16 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (18.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (16.25%) Big Data
6 12 (15.00%) Hadoop
7 10 (12.50%) CouchDB
7 10 (12.50%) Riak
8 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
9 5 (6.25%) Redis
10 3 (3.75%) RethinkDB
10 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
11 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
11 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
12 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (1.25%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 24 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 18 (22.50%) Git (software)
3 16 (20.00%) Subversion
4 13 (16.25%) Hudson
5 7 (8.75%) RSpec
6 5 (6.25%) Jasmine
7 3 (3.75%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.50%) Maven
8 2 (2.50%) JIRA
8 2 (2.50%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.25%) Juju
9 1 (1.25%) PHPUnit
9 1 (1.25%) FishEye
9 1 (1.25%) Selenium
9 1 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.25%) NUnit
9 1 (1.25%) Mercurial
General
1 7 (8.75%) Marketing
2 4 (5.00%) Publishing
3 2 (2.50%) Finance
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
4 1 (1.25%) Games
4 1 (1.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (21.25%) Developer
2 15 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (13.75%) Architect
4 8 (10.00%) DevOps Architect
5 7 (8.75%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 6 (7.50%) Senior Developer
6 6 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) Software Developer
9 2 (2.50%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.50%) Consultant
9 2 (2.50%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.50%) Administrator
9 2 (2.50%) Oracle DBA
9 2 (2.50%) Digital Project Manager
9 2 (2.50%) Drupal Developer
9 2 (2.50%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (2.50%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (41.25%) Web Services
2 16 (20.00%) LAMP
3 10 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
4 8 (10.00%) .NET
5 5 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
5 5 (6.25%) SOAP
6 4 (5.00%) HTML
6 4 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (3.75%) CSS
7 3 (3.75%) ZeroMQ
7 3 (3.75%) MCollective
7 3 (3.75%) React
8 2 (2.50%) Memcached
8 2 (2.50%) jQuery
8 2 (2.50%) RESTful
9 1 (1.25%) HTML5
9 1 (1.25%) Django
9 1 (1.25%) REST
9 1 (1.25%) CSS3
9 1 (1.25%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.25%) Open Source
2 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.75%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.50%) Clustering
4 2 (2.50%) Taxonomies
4 2 (2.50%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.25%) BBC
5 1 (1.25%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (56.25%) Linux
2 18 (22.50%) CentOS
3 11 (13.75%) Debian
4 10 (12.50%) Windows
5 8 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (7.50%) UNIX
7 5 (6.25%) Ubuntu
8 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.50%) CoreOS
9 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.25%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (53.75%) DevOps
2 34 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (27.50%) TDD
5 17 (21.25%) BDD
6 14 (17.50%) Configuration Management
7 13 (16.25%) Scrum
8 11 (13.75%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (11.25%) MVC
10 8 (10.00%) E-Commerce
11 7 (8.75%) OO
11 7 (8.75%) Software Engineering
12 6 (7.50%) Migration
13 5 (6.25%) ITIL
14 4 (5.00%) Change Management
14 4 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
14 4 (5.00%) Supplier Management
14 4 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
14 4 (5.00%) Process Architecture
14 4 (5.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 40 (50.00%) Ruby
2 36 (45.00%) Python
3 33 (41.25%) PHP
4 21 (26.25%) Perl
5 19 (23.75%) Bash Shell
6 15 (18.75%) Java
7 10 (12.50%) Scala
8 8 (10.00%) SQL
9 5 (6.25%) Go
10 4 (5.00%) JavaScript
10 4 (5.00%) Clojure
11 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
11 3 (3.75%) Haskell
11 3 (3.75%) Erlang
11 3 (3.75%) C#
12 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.25%) PHP5
13 1 (1.25%) Tcl
13 1 (1.25%) RubyMotion
Qualifications
1 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.25%) CCNP
2 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 8 (10.00%) Docker
2 5 (6.25%) vCloud
3 4 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.75%) vSphere
5 2 (2.50%) Varnish
6 1 (1.25%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.25%) XenApp
6 1 (1.25%) Samba
Systems Management
1 45 (56.25%) Puppet
2 32 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (30.00%) Ansible
4 19 (23.75%) Salt
5 16 (20.00%) Nagios
6 14 (17.50%) ZABBIX
7 11 (13.75%) Cacti
8 6 (7.50%) Vagrant
9 5 (6.25%) Mesos
9 5 (6.25%) logstash
10 2 (2.50%) Opsview
10 2 (2.50%) yum
11 1 (1.25%) Cobbler
11 1 (1.25%) Munin
11 1 (1.25%) SCOM
11 1 (1.25%) Graphite
11 1 (1.25%) Pingdom
11 1 (1.25%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 16 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle
2 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.25%) VMware
4 3 (3.75%) Teradata
4 3 (3.75%) Google
4 3 (3.75%) DigitalOcean
5 2 (2.50%) Splunk
5 2 (2.50%) SaltStack
5 2 (2.50%) Zend
6 1 (1.25%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.25%) F5
6 1 (1.25%) Citrix
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco
6 1 (1.25%) IBM
6 1 (1.25%) DataCash
6 1 (1.25%) Ogone