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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 369 364 387
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +23
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 37 45 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.36% 0.43% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 36 18
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £331 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £295
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +31.35%
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
10276 10356 10605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.65% 44.56% 45.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6788 6624 6652
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 210 303
Average hourly rate £19.88 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £32.03 £46.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.47 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -12.82%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -2 6 £513 +5.12% 2
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 50 (73.53%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (51.47%) Linux
3 33 (48.53%) DevOps
4 29 (42.65%) Puppet
5 25 (36.76%) Ruby
6 21 (30.88%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (25.00%) Python
8 16 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (20.59%) Ansible
9 14 (20.59%) Windows
10 13 (19.12%) Web Services
10 13 (19.12%) Java
10 13 (19.12%) MySQL
11 12 (17.65%) TDD
11 12 (17.65%) Jenkins
11 12 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (17.65%) CentOS
12 11 (16.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (16.18%) Git (software)
13 10 (14.71%) Red Hat
13 10 (14.71%) Perl
13 10 (14.71%) Ruby on Rails
13 10 (14.71%) Bash Shell
13 10 (14.71%) Salt
14 9 (13.24%) BDD
14 9 (13.24%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (13.24%) OpenStack
14 9 (13.24%) Open Source
14 9 (13.24%) PHP

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 9 (13.24%) OpenStack
1 9 (13.24%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (11.76%) Apache
3 7 (10.29%) IIS
4 5 (7.35%) Tomcat
5 4 (5.88%) Confluence
6 2 (2.94%) Node.js
6 2 (2.94%) SAS
6 2 (2.94%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.47%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.47%) nginx
7 1 (1.47%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.47%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 50 (73.53%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (11.76%) PaaS
4 7 (10.29%) IaaS
5 6 (8.82%) SaaS
5 6 (8.82%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (5.88%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (2.94%) Heroku
7 2 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.47%) Google Drive
8 1 (1.47%) SoftLayer
8 1 (1.47%) Office 365
8 1 (1.47%) GitHub
8 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) DNS
2 3 (4.41%) LAN
2 3 (4.41%) WAN
2 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.41%) VPN
3 2 (2.94%) SNMP
3 2 (2.94%) DHCP
3 2 (2.94%) VoIP
3 2 (2.94%) Internet
3 2 (2.94%) MPLS
3 2 (2.94%) EIGRP
3 2 (2.94%) Firewall
3 2 (2.94%) IPsec
3 2 (2.94%) BIG-IP
3 2 (2.94%) RTSP
3 2 (2.94%) SSL
3 2 (2.94%) Multicast
4 1 (1.47%) SAN
4 1 (1.47%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.12%) MySQL
2 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
3 8 (11.76%) MongoDB
4 7 (10.29%) NoSQL
4 7 (10.29%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (8.82%) Big Data
6 5 (7.35%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (7.35%) Hadoop
7 4 (5.88%) CouchDB
7 4 (5.88%) Riak
8 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
9 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (2.94%) PowerCenter
9 2 (2.94%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (2.94%) Redis
10 1 (1.47%) Apache Hive
10 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 11 (16.18%) Git (software)
3 8 (11.76%) Subversion
4 7 (10.29%) RSpec
5 6 (8.82%) Hudson
6 5 (7.35%) Jasmine
7 4 (5.88%) JIRA
7 4 (5.88%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (2.94%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.47%) FishEye
9 1 (1.47%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.47%) NUnit
9 1 (1.47%) Selenium
9 1 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 6 (8.82%) Publishing
2 4 (5.88%) Marketing
3 2 (2.94%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Finance
4 1 (1.47%) Law
4 1 (1.47%) Advertising
4 1 (1.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (23.53%) Architect
1 16 (23.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (16.18%) Developer
2 11 (16.18%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Administrator
6 4 (5.88%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
6 4 (5.88%) DevOps Architect
7 3 (4.41%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (4.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (2.94%) NOC Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.94%) Network Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.12%) Web Services
2 10 (14.71%) Ruby on Rails
3 7 (10.29%) LAMP
4 6 (8.82%) .NET
5 3 (4.41%) HTML
5 3 (4.41%) RESTful
6 2 (2.94%) Sensu
6 2 (2.94%) Apache Flex
6 2 (2.94%) SOAP
6 2 (2.94%) CSS
7 1 (1.47%) JSP
7 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.47%) Middleware
7 1 (1.47%) jQuery
7 1 (1.47%) JSF
7 1 (1.47%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.41%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.94%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.94%) BBC
5 1 (1.47%) Clustering
5 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.47%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (51.47%) Linux
2 14 (20.59%) Windows
3 12 (17.65%) CentOS
4 11 (16.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.35%) Debian
7 4 (5.88%) Ubuntu
7 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.94%) Fedora
8 2 (2.94%) UNIX
9 1 (1.47%) Android
9 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (48.53%) DevOps
2 16 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (17.65%) TDD
3 12 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (13.24%) Open Source
4 9 (13.24%) BDD
5 7 (10.29%) Configuration Management
5 7 (10.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (10.29%) Migration
6 6 (8.82%) OO
6 6 (8.82%) E-Commerce
6 6 (8.82%) MVC
7 5 (7.35%) Scrum
7 5 (7.35%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (5.88%) Analytics
8 4 (5.88%) Information Security
8 4 (5.88%) ITIL
8 4 (5.88%) Change Management
8 4 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (5.88%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.76%) Ruby
2 17 (25.00%) Python
3 13 (19.12%) Java
4 10 (14.71%) Perl
4 10 (14.71%) Bash Shell
5 9 (13.24%) PHP
6 5 (7.35%) SQL
6 5 (7.35%) Scala
7 4 (5.88%) C#
8 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.41%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.94%) Go
9 2 (2.94%) C++
10 1 (1.47%) RubyMotion
10 1 (1.47%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.88%) CISM
2 4 (5.88%) CCSA
2 4 (5.88%) JNCIA
2 4 (5.88%) CCNA
2 4 (5.88%) CISSP
3 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) CCNP
4 2 (2.94%) Degree
4 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.35%) Docker
3 4 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.47%) Xen
4 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.47%) XenApp
4 1 (1.47%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 29 (42.65%) Puppet
2 21 (30.88%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (20.59%) Ansible
4 10 (14.71%) Salt
5 6 (8.82%) Nagios
5 6 (8.82%) ZABBIX
6 4 (5.88%) Cacti
6 4 (5.88%) logstash
7 3 (4.41%) Mesos
7 3 (4.41%) Vagrant
8 2 (2.94%) yum
9 1 (1.47%) SCOM
9 1 (1.47%) Pingdom
9 1 (1.47%) Graphite
Vendors
1 10 (14.71%) Red Hat
2 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.82%) VMware
4 5 (7.35%) Oracle
5 3 (4.41%) Teradata
5 3 (4.41%) Google
6 2 (2.94%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.94%) Cisco
6 2 (2.94%) F5
6 2 (2.94%) SaltStack
6 2 (2.94%) AppDynamics
6 2 (2.94%) Informatica
7 1 (1.47%) Splunk
7 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.47%) Citrix
7 1 (1.47%) EPiServer
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