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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 405 403 383
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -20
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 35 31 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 0.36% 0.32% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 46
Median daily rate £550 £481 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £399 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £676 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
-15.78% -
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
9768 9693 11160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.59% 42.02% 45.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6445 6433 7216
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 206 244
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.80 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +22 12 £545 +9.00% 8
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 78 (88.64%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (77.27%) DevOps
3 52 (59.09%) Linux
4 49 (55.68%) Opscode Chef
5 46 (52.27%) Ansible
6 43 (48.86%) Python
7 40 (45.45%) Puppet
8 38 (43.18%) Ruby
9 36 (40.91%) Web Services
9 36 (40.91%) Microsoft Azure
10 34 (38.64%) Configuration Management
11 33 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (31.82%) Open Source
13 26 (29.55%) Jenkins
14 21 (23.86%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (22.73%) Docker
16 19 (21.59%) OpenStack
17 18 (20.45%) Bash Shell
18 17 (19.32%) Perl
19 16 (18.18%) Java
19 16 (18.18%) Vagrant
20 15 (17.05%) VMware
21 13 (14.77%) Google
21 13 (14.77%) Salt
21 13 (14.77%) VMware Infrastructure
21 13 (14.77%) Terraform
22 12 (13.64%) Web Operations
22 12 (13.64%) IaaS
22 12 (13.64%) MySQL
22 12 (13.64%) SSL

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 19 (21.59%) OpenStack
2 8 (9.09%) nginx
3 7 (7.95%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (7.95%) Tomcat
4 6 (6.82%) Apache
5 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.14%) Confluence
5 1 (1.14%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.14%) Magento
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 78 (88.64%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (40.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (13.64%) IaaS
4 10 (11.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (10.23%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (10.23%) Rackspace Cloud
6 7 (7.95%) Google App Engine
7 4 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (3.41%) Amazon S3
8 3 (3.41%) SaaS
9 2 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (2.27%) Datadog
10 1 (1.14%) Engine Yard
10 1 (1.14%) GitHub
10 1 (1.14%) Heroku
10 1 (1.14%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (1.14%) PaaS
10 1 (1.14%) Slack
10 1 (1.14%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.64%) SSL
2 11 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 9 (10.23%) DNS
3 9 (10.23%) HTTP
3 9 (10.23%) Internet
4 5 (5.68%) VPN
5 3 (3.41%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (3.41%) DHCP
5 3 (3.41%) Firewall
6 2 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.14%) AMQP
7 1 (1.14%) LAN
7 1 (1.14%) MQTT
7 1 (1.14%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.14%) Network Security
7 1 (1.14%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.64%) MySQL
2 10 (11.36%) MongoDB
3 9 (10.23%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.55%) Hadoop
4 4 (4.55%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.27%) HBase
6 1 (1.14%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.14%) Big Data
6 1 (1.14%) Impala
6 1 (1.14%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (29.55%) Jenkins
2 16 (18.18%) Vagrant
3 9 (10.23%) Git (software)
3 9 (10.23%) TeamCity
4 8 (9.09%) Subversion
5 6 (6.82%) Travis CI
6 2 (2.27%) JIRA
7 1 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.14%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.14%) JUnit
7 1 (1.14%) Maven
7 1 (1.14%) Mockito
7 1 (1.14%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.14%) RSpec
7 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (9.09%) Retail
2 6 (6.82%) Legal
3 4 (4.55%) Finance
3 4 (4.55%) Marketing
4 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.27%) Electronics
5 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.14%) Advertising
6 1 (1.14%) Law
6 1 (1.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (45.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (22.73%) Architect
3 18 (20.45%) AWS DevOps
3 18 (20.45%) AWS Engineer
4 12 (13.64%) Technical Architect
5 10 (11.36%) AWS Architect
5 10 (11.36%) Cloud Engineer
6 9 (10.23%) Digital Architect
6 9 (10.23%) Digital Technical Architect
7 7 (7.95%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 6 (6.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (5.68%) Developer
10 4 (4.55%) Administrator
10 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.41%) Consultant
11 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Manager
11 3 (3.41%) Senior Consultant
11 3 (3.41%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (40.91%) Web Services
2 8 (9.09%) LEMP Stack
3 7 (7.95%) ELK Stack
4 3 (3.41%) HTML
4 3 (3.41%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (2.27%) Django
5 2 (2.27%) HTML5
5 2 (2.27%) JSON
5 2 (2.27%) Play Framework
5 2 (2.27%) React
5 2 (2.27%) RESTful
6 1 (1.14%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.14%) CSS3
6 1 (1.14%) Kafka
6 1 (1.14%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.14%) Node.js
6 1 (1.14%) PHP-FPM
6 1 (1.14%) REST
6 1 (1.14%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.14%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Public Cloud
2 5 (5.68%) Blog
2 5 (5.68%) CESG
3 4 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.41%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.27%) Fintech
6 1 (1.14%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (59.09%) Linux
2 10 (11.36%) Windows
3 4 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.41%) CentOS
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.14%) Debian
6 1 (1.14%) SUSE
6 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.14%) Unix
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (77.27%) DevOps
2 34 (38.64%) Configuration Management
3 33 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (31.82%) Open Source
5 21 (23.86%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (13.64%) Web Operations
7 9 (10.23%) Load Balancing
8 8 (9.09%) Build Automation
8 8 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (9.09%) Migration
8 8 (9.09%) Process Architecture
9 7 (7.95%) ETL
9 7 (7.95%) Regression Testing
10 6 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (6.82%) High Availability
10 6 (6.82%) Rapid Prototyping
10 6 (6.82%) TDD
11 5 (5.68%) TOGAF
12 4 (4.55%) Mentoring
12 4 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 43 (48.86%) Python
2 38 (43.18%) Ruby
3 18 (20.45%) Bash Shell
4 17 (19.32%) Perl
5 16 (18.18%) Java
6 10 (11.36%) PHP
7 9 (10.23%) JavaScript
8 8 (9.09%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.55%) Go
10 2 (2.27%) SQL
11 1 (1.14%) C#
11 1 (1.14%) C++
11 1 (1.14%) RubyMotion
11 1 (1.14%) Scala
11 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.68%) MCSD
3 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.14%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) QA
2 4 (4.55%) COBIT
3 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (22.73%) Docker
2 13 (14.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 7 (7.95%) vSphere
5 4 (4.55%) Active Directory
6 3 (3.41%) KVM
6 3 (3.41%) oVirt
7 2 (2.27%) HDFS
8 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 49 (55.68%) Opscode Chef
2 46 (52.27%) Ansible
3 40 (45.45%) Puppet
4 13 (14.77%) Salt
4 13 (14.77%) Terraform
5 7 (7.95%) Grafana
5 7 (7.95%) Kibana
5 7 (7.95%) logstash
6 5 (5.68%) Nagios
6 5 (5.68%) Packer
6 5 (5.68%) Pingdom
7 4 (4.55%) Kubernetes
8 3 (3.41%) Cobbler
8 3 (3.41%) yum
9 1 (1.14%) Ambari
9 1 (1.14%) Cacti
9 1 (1.14%) CFEngine
9 1 (1.14%) Ganglia
9 1 (1.14%) Munin
Vendors
1 15 (17.05%) VMware
2 13 (14.77%) Google
3 11 (12.50%) SaltStack
4 9 (10.23%) Microsoft
5 8 (9.09%) New Relic
6 7 (7.95%) Splunk
6 7 (7.95%) Zend
7 4 (4.55%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.41%) AppDynamics
8 3 (3.41%) Cisco
8 3 (3.41%) Dell
8 3 (3.41%) F5
8 3 (3.41%) hybris
9 2 (2.27%) SAP
10 1 (1.14%) Citrix
10 1 (1.14%) Cloudera
10 1 (1.14%) Hortonworks
10 1 (1.14%) MapR
10 1 (1.14%) Oracle
10 1 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
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