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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 373 405 397
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -8
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 41 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.10% 0.038%
As % of the Vendors category 0.37% 0.22% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 16 10
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 £400 £388 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+55.03% +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
11176 11603 11784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.94% 46.38% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7064 7470 7136
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 262 338
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £48.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +23 6 £513 +28.12% 3
Hayes - - - - 5
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 59 (68.60%) Puppet
2 55 (63.95%) DevOps
3 53 (61.63%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (54.65%) Ruby
5 43 (50.00%) Linux
6 38 (44.19%) Python
7 37 (43.02%) MySQL
8 36 (41.86%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (39.53%) MongoDB
10 31 (36.05%) Salt
10 31 (36.05%) Web Services
11 30 (34.88%) Perl
11 30 (34.88%) NoSQL
11 30 (34.88%) Big Data
12 28 (32.56%) Java
13 27 (31.40%) Red Hat
14 26 (30.23%) PHP
14 26 (30.23%) Apache
14 26 (30.23%) TDD
14 26 (30.23%) Amazon AWS
14 26 (30.23%) Bash Shell
14 26 (30.23%) Hadoop
15 25 (29.07%) Apache Cassandra
16 24 (27.91%) ZABBIX
16 24 (27.91%) Jenkins
16 24 (27.91%) Scrum
16 24 (27.91%) JavaScript
16 24 (27.91%) Nagios
17 22 (25.58%) LAMP
17 22 (25.58%) CentOS

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 26 (30.23%) Apache
2 21 (24.42%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (9.30%) OpenStack
4 6 (6.98%) Node.js
5 4 (4.65%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.49%) nginx
7 2 (2.33%) IIS
8 1 (1.16%) GlassFish
8 1 (1.16%) CMS
8 1 (1.16%) Apache Pig
8 1 (1.16%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 26 (30.23%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (12.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.14%) GitHub
4 6 (6.98%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (5.81%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (5.81%) Joyent
5 5 (5.81%) Heroku
6 2 (2.33%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (1.16%) Google App Engine
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%) iSCSI
3 3 (3.49%) VLAN
3 3 (3.49%) NAS
4 2 (2.33%) AMQP
4 2 (2.33%) HTTP
4 2 (2.33%) LAN
4 2 (2.33%) WAN
5 1 (1.16%) DHCP
5 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.16%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (43.02%) MySQL
2 34 (39.53%) MongoDB
3 30 (34.88%) NoSQL
3 30 (34.88%) Big Data
4 26 (30.23%) Hadoop
5 25 (29.07%) Apache Cassandra
6 19 (22.09%) Riak
7 18 (20.93%) CouchDB
8 12 (13.95%) Redis
9 9 (10.47%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
11 3 (3.49%) HBase
12 2 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
12 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
12 2 (2.33%) DB2
13 1 (1.16%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 24 (27.91%) Jenkins
2 18 (20.93%) Hudson
3 14 (16.28%) RSpec
4 11 (12.79%) Jasmine
5 10 (11.63%) Git (software)
6 6 (6.98%) Subversion
7 3 (3.49%) WATIR
7 3 (3.49%) JIRA
7 3 (3.49%) TeamCity
7 3 (3.49%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.33%) Selenium
General
1 10 (11.63%) Finance
2 3 (3.49%) Publishing
3 2 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.16%) Advertising
4 1 (1.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (32.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (30.23%) Developer
3 15 (17.44%) Architect
4 14 (16.28%) DevOps Architect
5 13 (15.12%) Ruby Developer
6 9 (10.47%) Software Engineer
6 9 (10.47%) Lead Architect
7 7 (8.14%) Administrator
8 6 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.49%) Python Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Node.js Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Linux Administrator
10 2 (2.33%) Java Developer
11 1 (1.16%) Systems Engineer
11 1 (1.16%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 1 (1.16%) Infrastructure Architect
11 1 (1.16%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (36.05%) Web Services
2 22 (25.58%) LAMP
3 19 (22.09%) HTML
4 18 (20.93%) CSS
4 18 (20.93%) Ruby on Rails
5 12 (13.95%) HTML5
6 10 (11.63%) AngularJS
6 10 (11.63%) CSS3
7 9 (10.47%) MCollective
7 9 (10.47%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (8.14%) XML
8 7 (8.14%) jQuery
9 5 (5.81%) JSON
9 5 (5.81%) Backbone.js
9 5 (5.81%) REST
9 5 (5.81%) RESTful
10 4 (4.65%) XSD
10 4 (4.65%) SOAP
11 3 (3.49%) JSF
11 3 (3.49%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Open Source
1 7 (8.14%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.65%) Social Network
3 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.49%) New Media
4 2 (2.33%) Clustering
4 2 (2.33%) Online Gambling
5 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 43 (50.00%) Linux
2 22 (25.58%) CentOS
3 18 (20.93%) Debian
4 8 (9.30%) Windows
5 7 (8.14%) Ubuntu
6 5 (5.81%) UNIX
6 5 (5.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.49%) Solaris
8 3 (3.49%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (63.95%) DevOps
2 36 (41.86%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (30.23%) TDD
4 24 (27.91%) Scrum
5 21 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (22.09%) BDD
7 13 (15.12%) Software Engineering
8 9 (10.47%) Kanban
9 8 (9.30%) SOA
10 7 (8.14%) E-Commerce
10 7 (8.14%) MVC
10 7 (8.14%) Build Automation
11 6 (6.98%) OOP
11 6 (6.98%) OO
12 5 (5.81%) Configuration Management
12 5 (5.81%) Load Balancing
13 4 (4.65%) Release Management
14 3 (3.49%) Web Development
14 3 (3.49%) Performance Tuning
14 3 (3.49%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 47 (54.65%) Ruby
2 38 (44.19%) Python
3 30 (34.88%) Perl
4 28 (32.56%) Java
5 26 (30.23%) PHP
5 26 (30.23%) Bash Shell
6 24 (27.91%) JavaScript
7 13 (15.12%) Scala
8 6 (6.98%) 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 3 (3.49%) NFS
2 3 (3.49%) Docker
3 2 (2.33%) Varnish
3 2 (2.33%) HDFS
4 1 (1.16%) Xen
4 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.16%) KVM
Systems Management
1 59 (68.60%) Puppet
2 53 (61.63%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (36.05%) Salt
4 24 (27.91%) ZABBIX
4 24 (27.91%) Nagios
5 18 (20.93%) Cacti
6 4 (4.65%) Vagrant
6 4 (4.65%) Ansible
7 2 (2.33%) logstash
8 1 (1.16%) collectd
8 1 (1.16%) StatsD
8 1 (1.16%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 27 (31.40%) Red Hat
2 8 (9.30%) Oracle
3 6 (6.98%) New Relic
4 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.81%) VMware
5 3 (3.49%) JBoss
6 2 (2.33%) SaltStack
6 2 (2.33%) Yahoo!
6 2 (2.33%) Google
6 2 (2.33%) Perforce
6 2 (2.33%) Citrix
6 2 (2.33%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.16%) HP
7 1 (1.16%) F5
7 1 (1.16%) 3PAR
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