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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 378 397 407
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +10
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 50 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.087% 0.048%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 0.19% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 9
Average daily rate
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£513 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £368 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £350 £500
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
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
11068 11536 11513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.93% 45.54% 46.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7364 7607 7146
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 274 229 307
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.65 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 - 7 £425 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 66 (70.97%) Puppet
2 63 (67.74%) Opscode Chef
3 62 (66.67%) DevOps
4 52 (55.91%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (49.46%) MySQL
6 44 (47.31%) Ruby
6 44 (47.31%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (46.24%) Linux
8 40 (43.01%) TDD
8 40 (43.01%) MongoDB
9 36 (38.71%) PHP
10 35 (37.63%) Web Services
10 35 (37.63%) Scrum
11 33 (35.48%) Python
11 33 (35.48%) BDD
12 30 (32.26%) Salt
12 30 (32.26%) LAMP
13 29 (31.18%) NoSQL
14 28 (30.11%) Java
15 26 (27.96%) Red Hat
16 25 (26.88%) Perl
16 25 (26.88%) Amazon AWS
16 25 (26.88%) Jenkins
17 24 (25.81%) Bash Shell
17 24 (25.81%) JavaScript
18 23 (24.73%) Apache
18 23 (24.73%) Apache Cassandra
18 23 (24.73%) Big Data
19 22 (23.66%) CentOS
19 22 (23.66%) ZABBIX

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 23 (24.73%) Apache
2 20 (21.51%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (11.83%) Drupal
3 11 (11.83%) Apache Solr
4 9 (9.68%) OpenStack
5 5 (5.38%) nginx
6 3 (3.23%) Node.js
6 3 (3.23%) JBoss
7 2 (2.15%) IIS
8 1 (1.08%) CMS
8 1 (1.08%) GlassFish
Cloud Services
1 25 (26.88%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (18.28%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (15.05%) Joyent
4 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (7.53%) GitHub
6 5 (5.38%) Heroku
7 4 (4.30%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (3.23%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.38%) LDAP
1 5 (5.38%) Firewall
2 4 (4.30%) SAN
3 3 (3.23%) VPN
3 3 (3.23%) DNS
3 3 (3.23%) VLAN
3 3 (3.23%) iSCSI
3 3 (3.23%) NAS
4 2 (2.15%) AMQP
4 2 (2.15%) LAN
4 2 (2.15%) WAN
4 2 (2.15%) Internet
5 1 (1.08%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (49.46%) MySQL
2 40 (43.01%) MongoDB
3 29 (31.18%) NoSQL
4 23 (24.73%) Big Data
4 23 (24.73%) Apache Cassandra
5 21 (22.58%) Hadoop
6 17 (18.28%) CouchDB
6 17 (18.28%) Riak
7 12 (12.90%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (9.68%) Redis
9 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
10 2 (2.15%) DB2
10 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.15%) HBase
10 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (2.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
11 1 (1.08%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 25 (26.88%) Jenkins
2 21 (22.58%) Git (software)
3 17 (18.28%) Subversion
3 17 (18.28%) Hudson
4 13 (13.98%) RSpec
5 11 (11.83%) PHPUnit
5 11 (11.83%) Jasmine
6 3 (3.23%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.23%) JIRA
7 2 (2.15%) WATIR
7 2 (2.15%) Selenium
7 2 (2.15%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (7.53%) Finance
2 4 (4.30%) Advertising
2 4 (4.30%) Marketing
3 3 (3.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (39.78%) Developer
2 20 (21.51%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (19.35%) Architect
4 17 (18.28%) DevOps Architect
5 12 (12.90%) Ruby Developer
6 11 (11.83%) Drupal Developer
7 8 (8.60%) Software Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Lead Architect
9 5 (5.38%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.38%) Administrator
10 3 (3.23%) Python Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.23%) Node.js Developer
11 2 (2.15%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.15%) Linux Engineer
11 2 (2.15%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 2 (2.15%) Linux Administrator
11 2 (2.15%) Java Developer
12 1 (1.08%) Infrastructure Architect
12 1 (1.08%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (37.63%) Web Services
2 30 (32.26%) LAMP
3 21 (22.58%) HTML
4 20 (21.51%) CSS
5 15 (16.13%) Ruby on Rails
6 14 (15.05%) HTML5
6 14 (15.05%) Memcached
7 12 (12.90%) CSS3
8 11 (11.83%) ActiveMQ
9 10 (10.75%) AngularJS
10 9 (9.68%) MCollective
11 7 (7.53%) jQuery
11 7 (7.53%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (7.53%) XML
12 5 (5.38%) JSON
12 5 (5.38%) RESTful
12 5 (5.38%) REST
12 5 (5.38%) Backbone.js
13 4 (4.30%) XSD
14 3 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.35%) Open Source
2 11 (11.83%) Taxonomies
3 7 (7.53%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.23%) New Media
5 2 (2.15%) Clustering
5 2 (2.15%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.15%) Social Network
5 2 (2.15%) Online Gambling
6 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.08%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 43 (46.24%) Linux
2 22 (23.66%) CentOS
3 17 (18.28%) Debian
4 13 (13.98%) UNIX
5 7 (7.53%) Windows
6 6 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.23%) Solaris
9 3 (3.23%) SmartOS
9 3 (3.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (66.67%) DevOps
2 52 (55.91%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (47.31%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (43.01%) TDD
5 35 (37.63%) Scrum
6 33 (35.48%) BDD
7 18 (19.35%) Kanban
7 18 (19.35%) Configuration Management
8 14 (15.05%) Automated Testing
9 13 (13.98%) Software Engineering
10 9 (9.68%) E-Commerce
11 7 (7.53%) SOA
11 7 (7.53%) MVC
12 5 (5.38%) OOP
12 5 (5.38%) OO
12 5 (5.38%) Load Balancing
13 3 (3.23%) Unit Testing
13 3 (3.23%) Migration
13 3 (3.23%) Web Development
13 3 (3.23%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 44 (47.31%) Ruby
2 36 (38.71%) PHP
3 33 (35.48%) Python
4 28 (30.11%) Java
5 25 (26.88%) Perl
6 24 (25.81%) JavaScript
6 24 (25.81%) Bash Shell
7 13 (13.98%) Scala
8 8 (8.60%) SQL
9 5 (5.38%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.15%) C#
10 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.15%) Golang
11 1 (1.08%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (1.08%) Degree
1 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) SLA
1 2 (2.15%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.90%) Varnish
2 6 (6.45%) vCloud
2 6 (6.45%) Docker
3 3 (3.23%) LXC
3 3 (3.23%) NFS
4 2 (2.15%) HDFS
5 1 (1.08%) Xen
5 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.08%) KVM
Systems Management
1 66 (70.97%) Puppet
2 63 (67.74%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (32.26%) Salt
4 22 (23.66%) ZABBIX
5 17 (18.28%) Cacti
5 17 (18.28%) Nagios
6 10 (10.75%) Ansible
7 6 (6.45%) Vagrant
8 2 (2.15%) Mesos
9 1 (1.08%) logstash
9 1 (1.08%) CFEngine
9 1 (1.08%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.08%) collectd
9 1 (1.08%) StatsD
Vendors
1 26 (27.96%) Red Hat
2 8 (8.60%) Oracle
3 6 (6.45%) VMware
4 3 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.23%) SaltStack
5 2 (2.15%) Perforce
5 2 (2.15%) Citrix
5 2 (2.15%) New Relic
5 2 (2.15%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.15%) Google
6 1 (1.08%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.08%) F5
6 1 (1.08%) HP
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