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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 369 352 361
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +9
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 31 53 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.23% 0.053%
As % of the Vendors category 0.32% 0.53% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 47 9
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £308 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £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
9620 9970 9366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.58% 44.01% 45.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6285 6435 6017
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 223 224
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.50 £40.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +22 5 £418 +98.80% 4
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 59 (65.56%) Puppet
2 54 (60.00%) DevOps
3 51 (56.67%) Linux
4 47 (52.22%) Opscode Chef
5 46 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (50.00%) MySQL
7 40 (44.44%) PHP
7 40 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (43.33%) MongoDB
8 39 (43.33%) Ruby
9 38 (42.22%) Web Services
10 37 (41.11%) Python
11 30 (33.33%) TDD
12 25 (27.78%) LAMP
12 25 (27.78%) Perl
12 25 (27.78%) Jenkins
12 25 (27.78%) Salt
13 24 (26.67%) BDD
13 24 (26.67%) Scrum
14 23 (25.56%) Apache
14 23 (25.56%) Ansible
14 23 (25.56%) Amazon AWS
15 22 (24.44%) Open Source
16 21 (23.33%) Bash Shell
16 21 (23.33%) Git (software)
17 20 (22.22%) Red Hat
17 20 (22.22%) Subversion
18 19 (21.11%) Configuration Management
18 19 (21.11%) Java
19 18 (20.00%) Nagios

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 23 (25.56%) Apache
2 17 (18.89%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (11.11%) Drupal
3 10 (11.11%) nginx
4 9 (10.00%) Apache Solr
4 9 (10.00%) OpenStack
5 7 (7.78%) IIS
6 4 (4.44%) Node.js
7 3 (3.33%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.11%) CMS
8 1 (1.11%) JBoss
8 1 (1.11%) Confluence
8 1 (1.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (25.56%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (7.78%) Joyent
5 6 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (5.56%) Rackspace Cloud
7 4 (4.44%) PaaS
7 4 (4.44%) Heroku
8 3 (3.33%) SaaS
8 3 (3.33%) Google App Engine
8 3 (3.33%) GitHub
8 3 (3.33%) IaaS
8 3 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 9 (10.00%) HTTP
2 9 (10.00%) SSL
3 3 (3.33%) DNS
4 2 (2.22%) MRTG
4 2 (2.22%) LAN
4 2 (2.22%) WAN
4 2 (2.22%) DHCP
5 1 (1.11%) VoIP
5 1 (1.11%) SNMP
5 1 (1.11%) VPN
5 1 (1.11%) MPLS
5 1 (1.11%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.11%) Firewall
5 1 (1.11%) IPsec
5 1 (1.11%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.11%) RTSP
5 1 (1.11%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.11%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.11%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (50.00%) MySQL
2 39 (43.33%) MongoDB
3 18 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 17 (18.89%) NoSQL
5 15 (16.67%) Big Data
6 14 (15.56%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (15.56%) Hadoop
7 13 (14.44%) CouchDB
7 13 (14.44%) Riak
8 7 (7.78%) SQL Server
9 4 (4.44%) Redis
10 3 (3.33%) RethinkDB
10 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
11 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
11 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
12 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (1.11%) HBase
Development Applications
1 25 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 21 (23.33%) Git (software)
3 20 (22.22%) Subversion
4 16 (17.78%) Hudson
5 7 (7.78%) PHPUnit
6 4 (4.44%) RSpec
7 3 (3.33%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.22%) Maven
8 2 (2.22%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.22%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.11%) Juju
9 1 (1.11%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.11%) JIRA
9 1 (1.11%) NUnit
General
1 9 (10.00%) Marketing
2 4 (4.44%) Publishing
3 3 (3.33%) Advertising
4 2 (2.22%) Finance
5 1 (1.11%) Games
5 1 (1.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (22.22%) Developer
2 18 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (15.56%) Architect
4 11 (12.22%) DevOps Architect
5 8 (8.89%) Drupal Developer
6 5 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.44%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 3 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) Consultant
8 3 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.33%) Administrator
9 2 (2.22%) Oracle DBA
9 2 (2.22%) Software Developer
9 2 (2.22%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.22%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (2.22%) PHP Developer
9 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Architect
9 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (42.22%) Web Services
2 25 (27.78%) LAMP
3 11 (12.22%) ActiveMQ
4 9 (10.00%) .NET
5 8 (8.89%) Memcached
6 7 (7.78%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (5.56%) SOAP
8 4 (4.44%) MCollective
8 4 (4.44%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (4.44%) HTML
9 3 (3.33%) CSS
9 3 (3.33%) React
9 3 (3.33%) ZeroMQ
10 2 (2.22%) REST
10 2 (2.22%) jQuery
10 2 (2.22%) RESTful
11 1 (1.11%) HTML5
11 1 (1.11%) Django
11 1 (1.11%) CSS3
11 1 (1.11%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 22 (24.44%) Open Source
2 8 (8.89%) Taxonomies
3 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.44%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.22%) Clustering
6 1 (1.11%) BBC
6 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.11%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (56.67%) Linux
2 18 (20.00%) CentOS
3 14 (15.56%) Debian
4 11 (12.22%) UNIX
5 10 (11.11%) Windows
6 6 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.44%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.22%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (60.00%) DevOps
2 46 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (33.33%) TDD
5 24 (26.67%) Scrum
5 24 (26.67%) BDD
6 19 (21.11%) Configuration Management
7 14 (15.56%) Continuous Delivery
8 12 (13.33%) Kanban
9 11 (12.22%) Automated Testing
10 9 (10.00%) Software Engineering
11 8 (8.89%) E-Commerce
12 6 (6.67%) MVC
13 5 (5.56%) ITIL
13 5 (5.56%) Migration
14 4 (4.44%) Supplier Management
14 4 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
14 4 (4.44%) OO
14 4 (4.44%) Change Management
14 4 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 40 (44.44%) PHP
2 39 (43.33%) Ruby
3 37 (41.11%) Python
4 25 (27.78%) Perl
5 21 (23.33%) Bash Shell
6 19 (21.11%) Java
7 11 (12.22%) Scala
8 9 (10.00%) SQL
9 4 (4.44%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.44%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.44%) Golang
10 3 (3.33%) Clojure
10 3 (3.33%) Haskell
10 3 (3.33%) Erlang
10 3 (3.33%) C#
11 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.11%) PHP5
12 1 (1.11%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.11%) CCNP
2 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 8 (8.89%) Varnish
2 6 (6.67%) Docker
3 5 (5.56%) vCloud
4 4 (4.44%) Active Directory
5 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.33%) vSphere
6 1 (1.11%) XenApp
6 1 (1.11%) Samba
Systems Management
1 59 (65.56%) Puppet
2 47 (52.22%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (27.78%) Salt
4 23 (25.56%) Ansible
5 18 (20.00%) Nagios
6 16 (17.78%) ZABBIX
7 14 (15.56%) Cacti
8 7 (7.78%) Vagrant
9 6 (6.67%) Mesos
10 4 (4.44%) logstash
11 2 (2.22%) Opsview
12 1 (1.11%) Graphite
12 1 (1.11%) Munin
12 1 (1.11%) SCOM
12 1 (1.11%) HAProxy
12 1 (1.11%) CFEngine
12 1 (1.11%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 20 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 6 (6.67%) Oracle
2 6 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.56%) VMware
4 3 (3.33%) Teradata
4 3 (3.33%) Google
4 3 (3.33%) SaltStack
4 3 (3.33%) DigitalOcean
5 2 (2.22%) Zend
6 1 (1.11%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.11%) F5
6 1 (1.11%) Splunk
6 1 (1.11%) DataCash
6 1 (1.11%) Ogone
6 1 (1.11%) Citrix
6 1 (1.11%) Cisco
6 1 (1.11%) IBM