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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 378 381 404
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +23
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 35 39 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.16% 0.097%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.36% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 33 14
Average daily rate
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£463 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £403 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £625 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £426 £500 £323
% change year-on-year
-14.75% +55.03%
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
10123 10922 11348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.72% 45.61% 45.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6690 6912 7297
Average daily rate £425 £425 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 234 263
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.27 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.50 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +8 6 £483 -5.80% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £688 -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 47 (74.60%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (55.56%) Linux
3 30 (47.62%) DevOps
4 23 (36.51%) Puppet
5 21 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (33.33%) Ruby
6 19 (30.16%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (25.40%) OpenStack
8 14 (22.22%) Git (software)
8 14 (22.22%) MySQL
9 13 (20.63%) Python
9 13 (20.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (19.05%) Jenkins
10 12 (19.05%) Windows
10 12 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (17.46%) Google
11 11 (17.46%) VMware
11 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
11 11 (17.46%) Java
11 11 (17.46%) Ansible
12 10 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (15.87%) Open Source
12 10 (15.87%) PHP
13 9 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (14.29%) CentOS
13 9 (14.29%) PaaS
14 8 (12.70%) Mobile App
14 8 (12.70%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (12.70%) IaaS
14 8 (12.70%) TDD

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 16 (25.40%) OpenStack
2 8 (12.70%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (11.11%) Tomcat
4 5 (7.94%) Apache
4 5 (7.94%) Confluence
5 3 (4.76%) nginx
5 3 (4.76%) SAS
5 3 (4.76%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.17%) Drupal
6 2 (3.17%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.59%) IIS
7 1 (1.59%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 47 (74.60%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (30.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (14.29%) PaaS
4 8 (12.70%) IaaS
5 7 (11.11%) SaaS
6 4 (6.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (4.76%) Rackspace Cloud
8 2 (3.17%) Office 365
8 2 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (3.17%) Google Drive
9 1 (1.59%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (1.59%) SoftLayer
9 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.59%) GitHub
9 1 (1.59%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) VPN
2 4 (6.35%) DNS
3 3 (4.76%) LAN
3 3 (4.76%) VoIP
3 3 (4.76%) WAN
3 3 (4.76%) SNMP
3 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.76%) Internet
3 3 (4.76%) MPLS
3 3 (4.76%) EIGRP
3 3 (4.76%) IPsec
3 3 (4.76%) BIG-IP
3 3 (4.76%) RTSP
3 3 (4.76%) Multicast
4 2 (3.17%) Firewall
5 1 (1.59%) SSH
5 1 (1.59%) SSL
5 1 (1.59%) SAN
5 1 (1.59%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.22%) MySQL
2 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
3 7 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (6.35%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.76%) Redis
5 3 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.76%) PowerCenter
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.17%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.17%) Apache Hive
6 2 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.59%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.59%) Big Data
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 12 (19.05%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.94%) Jasmine
3 5 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (7.94%) RSpec
3 5 (7.94%) Subversion
3 5 (7.94%) JIRA
4 4 (6.35%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (6.35%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.17%) Selenium
6 1 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.59%) FishEye
6 1 (1.59%) JMeter
General
1 4 (6.35%) Publishing
2 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Finance
4 1 (1.59%) Law
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
4 1 (1.59%) Games
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (19.05%) Architect
3 11 (17.46%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (14.29%) Developer
5 8 (12.70%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Security Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Senior Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Network Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Administrator
9 3 (4.76%) Ruby Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (4.76%) NOC Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Senior Security Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Architect
10 2 (3.17%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) .NET
1 7 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
2 6 (9.52%) Web Services
3 5 (7.94%) RESTful
4 3 (4.76%) 802.1X
4 3 (4.76%) HTML
4 3 (4.76%) Apache Flex
5 2 (3.17%) JSON
5 2 (3.17%) Middleware
5 2 (3.17%) LAMP
5 2 (3.17%) CSS
5 2 (3.17%) HTML5
5 2 (3.17%) CSS3
5 2 (3.17%) Backbone.js
5 2 (3.17%) Sass
5 2 (3.17%) Sensu
5 2 (3.17%) Marionette.js
6 1 (1.59%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Mobile App
2 7 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.35%) Private Cloud
4 3 (4.76%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.76%) BBC
5 2 (3.17%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.59%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 35 (55.56%) Linux
2 13 (20.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (19.05%) Windows
4 9 (14.29%) CentOS
5 6 (9.52%) Ubuntu
5 6 (9.52%) UNIX
6 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (6.35%) Debian
7 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.17%) Fedora
9 1 (1.59%) Android
9 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (47.62%) DevOps
2 12 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (15.87%) Open Source
4 8 (12.70%) TDD
5 7 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (11.11%) OO
5 7 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 7 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (11.11%) MVC
5 7 (11.11%) BDD
6 5 (7.94%) Load Testing
6 5 (7.94%) Migration
6 5 (7.94%) Information Security
6 5 (7.94%) SOA
6 5 (7.94%) Load Balancing
7 4 (6.35%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.35%) Mobile Application Development
8 3 (4.76%) Supplier Management
8 3 (4.76%) Network Design
8 3 (4.76%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) Ruby
2 13 (20.63%) Python
3 11 (17.46%) Java
4 10 (15.87%) PHP
5 7 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 6 (9.52%) Perl
7 5 (7.94%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.76%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.76%) C#
9 2 (3.17%) C++
10 1 (1.59%) SQL
10 1 (1.59%) Scala
10 1 (1.59%) Clojure
10 1 (1.59%) Go
10 1 (1.59%) RubyMotion
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (9.52%) CISM
2 6 (9.52%) CCSA
2 6 (9.52%) JNCIA
2 6 (9.52%) CCNA
2 6 (9.52%) CISSP
3 4 (6.35%) Degree
4 3 (4.76%) CCNP
4 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 10 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (11.11%) Docker
3 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.59%) Xen
3 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.59%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.59%) KVM
Systems Management
1 23 (36.51%) Puppet
2 21 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (17.46%) Ansible
4 6 (9.52%) Salt
5 5 (7.94%) Vagrant
6 3 (4.76%) logstash
7 2 (3.17%) Nagios
7 2 (3.17%) Mesos
7 2 (3.17%) yum
8 1 (1.59%) Graphite
8 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.59%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.59%) Pingdom
8 1 (1.59%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 11 (17.46%) VMware
1 11 (17.46%) Google
2 6 (9.52%) Red Hat
2 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.35%) Oracle
3 4 (6.35%) Atlassian
3 4 (6.35%) AppDynamics
4 3 (4.76%) F5
4 3 (4.76%) Cisco
4 3 (4.76%) Informatica
5 2 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.17%) SaltStack
6 1 (1.59%) Splunk
6 1 (1.59%) Apple
6 1 (1.59%) Teradata
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