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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 379 391 348
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -43
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 49 26 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.11% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.54% 0.26% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 60
Median daily rate £500 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £375 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £305 £400
% change year-on-year
+47.54% -23.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
9112 10045 9926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.32% 44.40% 43.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6252 6572 6458
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 257 209
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.02 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.07% +0.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.09 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Rackspace as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the London region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +44 10 £450 -14.28% 11
Hammersmith - 2 £350 -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Rackspace also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 89 (93.68%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (61.05%) Linux
3 55 (57.89%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (53.68%) DevOps
5 46 (48.42%) Puppet
6 43 (45.26%) Ansible
7 40 (42.11%) Configuration Management
8 33 (34.74%) Open Source
9 31 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (30.53%) Ruby
10 29 (30.53%) Web Services
11 26 (27.37%) Python
11 26 (27.37%) Docker
12 25 (26.32%) OpenStack
13 24 (25.26%) Microsoft Azure
14 23 (24.21%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (20.00%) Bash Shell
15 19 (20.00%) VMware
16 18 (18.95%) Web Operations
17 17 (17.89%) Migration
17 17 (17.89%) Windows
18 16 (16.84%) VMware Infrastructure
19 15 (15.79%) MySQL
20 14 (14.74%) Perl
20 14 (14.74%) PHP
20 14 (14.74%) Salt
21 13 (13.68%) E-Commerce
21 13 (13.68%) Internet
21 13 (13.68%) IaaS
21 13 (13.68%) Jenkins

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (26.32%) OpenStack
2 10 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 7 (7.37%) IIS
4 6 (6.32%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.21%) nginx
6 3 (3.16%) Apache
7 1 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.05%) Confluence
7 1 (1.05%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Magento
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 89 (93.68%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (25.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (13.68%) IaaS
4 9 (9.47%) PaaS
5 6 (6.32%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (5.26%) Rackspace Cloud
6 5 (5.26%) SaaS
6 5 (5.26%) SoftLayer
7 4 (4.21%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (3.16%) Amazon S3
9 2 (2.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (2.11%) Datadog
9 2 (2.11%) Google App Engine
10 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (1.05%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.68%) Internet
2 10 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 9 (9.47%) SSL
4 7 (7.37%) DNS
4 7 (7.37%) HTTP
5 4 (4.21%) Firewall
6 3 (3.16%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (3.16%) DHCP
6 3 (3.16%) NetScaler
6 3 (3.16%) VPN
7 2 (2.11%) DMVPN
7 2 (2.11%) HSRP
7 2 (2.11%) IPsec
7 2 (2.11%) Junos
7 2 (2.11%) MPLS
7 2 (2.11%) SAN
7 2 (2.11%) SMTP
7 2 (2.11%) SNMP
7 2 (2.11%) VLAN
7 2 (2.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.79%) MySQL
2 8 (8.42%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.05%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.05%) Big Data
6 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.05%) HBase
6 1 (1.05%) Impala
6 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.05%) Redis
6 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (13.68%) Jenkins
2 9 (9.47%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.32%) TeamCity
4 5 (5.26%) Subversion
5 4 (4.21%) Vagrant
6 3 (3.16%) Jasmine
6 3 (3.16%) Maven
6 3 (3.16%) RSpec
7 2 (2.11%) Ant
7 2 (2.11%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.11%) JMeter
7 2 (2.11%) PhantomJS
7 2 (2.11%) Selenium
7 2 (2.11%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.11%) The Grinder
7 2 (2.11%) Travis CI
8 1 (1.05%) JUnit
8 1 (1.05%) Mockito
8 1 (1.05%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 9 (9.47%) Law
1 9 (9.47%) Legal
2 8 (8.42%) Publishing
3 7 (7.37%) Finance
3 7 (7.37%) Retail
4 2 (2.11%) Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Marketing
5 1 (1.05%) Games
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (27.37%) Architect
2 23 (24.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (17.89%) Technical Architect
4 12 (12.63%) Digital Architect
4 12 (12.63%) Digital Technical Architect
5 11 (11.58%) AWS Architect
6 9 (9.47%) Administrator
6 9 (9.47%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) Cloud Architect
7 8 (8.42%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.32%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) Developer
10 4 (4.21%) AWS Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Consultant
10 4 (4.21%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (4.21%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (4.21%) Windows Administrator
10 4 (4.21%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 3 (3.16%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.16%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (30.53%) Web Services
2 4 (4.21%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (3.16%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (2.11%) .NET
4 2 (2.11%) JSON
5 1 (1.05%) COM
5 1 (1.05%) CSS
5 1 (1.05%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.05%) Java EE
5 1 (1.05%) JPA
5 1 (1.05%) jQuery
5 1 (1.05%) LAMP
5 1 (1.05%) PHP-FPM
5 1 (1.05%) RESTful
5 1 (1.05%) Spring
5 1 (1.05%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.05%) Spring Security
5 1 (1.05%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Blog
2 5 (5.26%) CESG
3 4 (4.21%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.21%) User Experience
4 3 (3.16%) Fintech
5 2 (2.11%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.11%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.05%) Online Games
6 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 58 (61.05%) Linux
2 17 (17.89%) Windows
3 5 (5.26%) Unix
4 4 (4.21%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.16%) CentOS
6 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.05%) Debian
7 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (53.68%) DevOps
2 40 (42.11%) Configuration Management
3 33 (34.74%) Open Source
4 31 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (24.21%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (18.95%) Web Operations
7 17 (17.89%) Migration
8 13 (13.68%) E-Commerce
9 11 (11.58%) ETL
10 10 (10.53%) Rapid Prototyping
11 8 (8.42%) Load Balancing
12 7 (7.37%) Mentoring
13 6 (6.32%) Data Management
13 6 (6.32%) Process Architecture
13 6 (6.32%) Server Virtualisation
14 5 (5.26%) Automated Testing
14 5 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
14 5 (5.26%) Project Planning
14 5 (5.26%) Unit Testing
14 5 (5.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 29 (30.53%) Ruby
2 26 (27.37%) Python
3 19 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 14 (14.74%) Perl
4 14 (14.74%) PHP
5 12 (12.63%) Java
6 5 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.16%) RubyMotion
8 3 (3.16%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.11%) C++
9 2 (2.11%) Go
9 2 (2.11%) Groovy
10 1 (1.05%) C#
10 1 (1.05%) Scala
10 1 (1.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.21%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.05%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.63%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (27.37%) Docker
2 16 (16.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.37%) KVM
4 6 (6.32%) Xen
5 5 (5.26%) vSphere
6 4 (4.21%) Active Directory
7 3 (3.16%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.16%) oVirt
8 2 (2.11%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.05%) HDFS
9 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.05%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 55 (57.89%) Opscode Chef
2 46 (48.42%) Puppet
3 43 (45.26%) Ansible
4 14 (14.74%) Salt
5 6 (6.32%) Nagios
6 5 (5.26%) Pingdom
7 3 (3.16%) Cobbler
7 3 (3.16%) yum
8 2 (2.11%) Terraform
9 1 (1.05%) Ambari
9 1 (1.05%) Cacti
9 1 (1.05%) Ganglia
9 1 (1.05%) Graphite
9 1 (1.05%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.05%) Mesos
9 1 (1.05%) Munin
9 1 (1.05%) Packer
Vendors
1 19 (20.00%) VMware
2 12 (12.63%) Oracle
3 9 (9.47%) Google
4 7 (7.37%) hybris
4 7 (7.37%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.32%) Cisco
5 6 (6.32%) Sybase
6 5 (5.26%) F5
6 5 (5.26%) SaltStack
7 3 (3.16%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.16%) Dell
7 3 (3.16%) New Relic
7 3 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.11%) Brocade
8 2 (2.11%) Juniper
8 2 (2.11%) SAP
8 2 (2.11%) Splunk
8 2 (2.11%) Vyatta
9 1 (1.05%) Cloudera
9 1 (1.05%) Hortonworks
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