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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 392 395 356
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -39
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 41 29 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.13% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% 0.29% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 22 59
Median daily rate £500 £444 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £418 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £548 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £306 £400
% change year-on-year
+46.93% -23.43%
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
9390 9938 10279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.20% 44.39% 44.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6380 6449 6719
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 220 208
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.18 £50.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 4 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 4 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 +47 11 £450 -10.00% 10
Hammersmith - 2 £350 -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 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 86 (93.48%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (61.96%) Linux
3 55 (59.78%) Opscode Chef
4 48 (52.17%) DevOps
5 44 (47.83%) Puppet
6 38 (41.30%) Ansible
7 37 (40.22%) Configuration Management
8 31 (33.70%) Open Source
9 29 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (29.35%) Ruby
11 26 (28.26%) OpenStack
12 25 (27.17%) Web Services
13 24 (26.09%) Docker
14 22 (23.91%) Microsoft Azure
14 22 (23.91%) Python
15 20 (21.74%) VMware
16 19 (20.65%) Migration
16 19 (20.65%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (19.57%) Bash Shell
17 18 (19.57%) PHP
18 17 (18.48%) Windows
18 17 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (17.39%) Web Operations
20 14 (15.22%) Java
20 14 (15.22%) MySQL
20 14 (15.22%) Salt
21 12 (13.04%) Oracle
21 12 (13.04%) E-Commerce
21 12 (13.04%) IaaS
21 12 (13.04%) 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 26 (28.26%) OpenStack
2 9 (9.78%) Tomcat
3 7 (7.61%) IIS
4 6 (6.52%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.26%) nginx
5 3 (3.26%) WordPress
6 2 (2.17%) Apache
7 1 (1.09%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.09%) Confluence
7 1 (1.09%) Drupal
7 1 (1.09%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.09%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 86 (93.48%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (23.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (13.04%) IaaS
4 10 (10.87%) PaaS
5 6 (6.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (6.52%) SaaS
5 6 (6.52%) SoftLayer
6 5 (5.43%) Rackspace Cloud
7 3 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.17%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.17%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.09%) Datadog
9 1 (1.09%) Google App Engine
9 1 (1.09%) Heroku
9 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.87%) Internet
1 10 (10.87%) TCP/IP
2 8 (8.70%) SSL
3 7 (7.61%) DNS
4 6 (6.52%) HTTP
5 3 (3.26%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (3.26%) DHCP
5 3 (3.26%) Firewall
5 3 (3.26%) NetScaler
5 3 (3.26%) VPN
6 2 (2.17%) BGP
6 2 (2.17%) DMVPN
6 2 (2.17%) HSRP
6 2 (2.17%) IPsec
6 2 (2.17%) Junos
6 2 (2.17%) MPLS
6 2 (2.17%) OSPF
6 2 (2.17%) SAN
6 2 (2.17%) VLAN
6 2 (2.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.22%) MySQL
2 9 (9.78%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (6.52%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.26%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.09%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.09%) Big Data
5 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.09%) HBase
5 1 (1.09%) Impala
5 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.09%) Redis
5 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 11 (11.96%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.43%) Subversion
4 4 (4.35%) Jasmine
4 4 (4.35%) RSpec
4 4 (4.35%) TeamCity
4 4 (4.35%) Vagrant
5 3 (3.26%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.17%) Ant
6 2 (2.17%) JMeter
6 2 (2.17%) Maven
6 2 (2.17%) PhantomJS
6 2 (2.17%) Selenium
6 2 (2.17%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.17%) The Grinder
6 2 (2.17%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.09%) Grunt
7 1 (1.09%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.09%) Yeoman
General
1 10 (10.87%) Law
1 10 (10.87%) Publishing
2 8 (8.70%) Legal
3 7 (7.61%) Finance
4 6 (6.52%) Retail
5 2 (2.17%) Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Marketing
6 1 (1.09%) Games
6 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (26.09%) Architect
2 22 (23.91%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (16.30%) Technical Architect
4 10 (10.87%) Digital Architect
4 10 (10.87%) Digital Technical Architect
5 9 (9.78%) Administrator
5 9 (9.78%) Cloud Architect
5 9 (9.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 8 (8.70%) AWS Architect
6 8 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (6.52%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.43%) Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (5.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.43%) Windows Administrator
8 5 (5.43%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.35%) AWS Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (27.17%) Web Services
2 4 (4.35%) CSS
2 4 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (3.26%) .NET
3 3 (3.26%) jQuery
3 3 (3.26%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.09%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.09%) COM
4 1 (1.09%) Ember.js
4 1 (1.09%) HTML
4 1 (1.09%) HTML5
4 1 (1.09%) JSON
4 1 (1.09%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Blog
2 5 (5.43%) User Experience
3 4 (4.35%) CESG
3 4 (4.35%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.26%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.17%) Fintech
5 2 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.09%) Online Games
6 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 57 (61.96%) Linux
2 17 (18.48%) Windows
3 4 (4.35%) Unix
4 3 (3.26%) CentOS
4 3 (3.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (52.17%) DevOps
2 37 (40.22%) Configuration Management
3 31 (33.70%) Open Source
4 29 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (20.65%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (20.65%) Migration
6 16 (17.39%) Web Operations
7 12 (13.04%) E-Commerce
8 10 (10.87%) ETL
9 9 (9.78%) Load Balancing
9 9 (9.78%) Rapid Prototyping
10 7 (7.61%) Mentoring
11 6 (6.52%) Data Management
11 6 (6.52%) Process Architecture
11 6 (6.52%) Server Virtualisation
12 5 (5.43%) Automated Testing
12 5 (5.43%) Project Planning
12 5 (5.43%) Scrum
12 5 (5.43%) Unit Testing
12 5 (5.43%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.35%) Ruby
2 22 (23.91%) Python
3 18 (19.57%) Bash Shell
3 18 (19.57%) PHP
4 14 (15.22%) Java
5 11 (11.96%) Perl
6 4 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.26%) C++
7 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.26%) RubyMotion
7 3 (3.26%) Scala
7 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.17%) Groovy
8 2 (2.17%) SQL
9 1 (1.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.09%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.09%) CCNA
4 1 (1.09%) CCSA
4 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.09%) CISM
4 1 (1.09%) CISSP
4 1 (1.09%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.96%) QA
2 2 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (26.09%) Docker
2 17 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.70%) KVM
4 6 (6.52%) Xen
5 5 (5.43%) vSphere
6 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
6 3 (3.26%) oVirt
7 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.17%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.09%) HDFS
8 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 55 (59.78%) Opscode Chef
2 44 (47.83%) Puppet
3 38 (41.30%) Ansible
4 14 (15.22%) Salt
5 5 (5.43%) Nagios
6 4 (4.35%) Pingdom
7 3 (3.26%) Cobbler
7 3 (3.26%) yum
8 1 (1.09%) Ambari
8 1 (1.09%) Ganglia
8 1 (1.09%) Graphite
8 1 (1.09%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.09%) Mesos
8 1 (1.09%) Packer
Vendors
1 20 (21.74%) VMware
2 12 (13.04%) Oracle
3 8 (8.70%) Google
3 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.61%) hybris
5 6 (6.52%) Cisco
5 6 (6.52%) Sybase
6 5 (5.43%) F5
7 4 (4.35%) SaltStack
8 3 (3.26%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.26%) Dell
8 3 (3.26%) New Relic
8 3 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.17%) Brocade
9 2 (2.17%) Juniper
9 2 (2.17%) SAP
9 2 (2.17%) Vyatta
10 1 (1.09%) Mercator
10 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.09%) Splunk
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