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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 389 381 390
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 36 42 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.40% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 38 21
Average daily rate
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£445 £456 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.41% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £339 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £625 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £388 £320
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +21.09%
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
10241 10488 10999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.63% 44.60% 45.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6762 6574 6976
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 £230 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 221 287
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.59 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £34.35 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 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 31 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 -9 6 £483 -5.80% 3
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 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 48 (71.64%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (52.24%) Linux
3 31 (46.27%) DevOps
4 26 (38.81%) Puppet
5 25 (37.31%) Ruby
6 22 (32.84%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (26.87%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (22.39%) Python
9 14 (20.90%) MySQL
9 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (20.90%) Git (software)
10 13 (19.40%) CentOS
10 13 (19.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (19.40%) OpenStack
10 13 (19.40%) Jenkins
10 13 (19.40%) Ansible
10 13 (19.40%) Windows
11 11 (16.42%) Java
11 11 (16.42%) TDD
11 11 (16.42%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (14.93%) Open Source
12 10 (14.93%) Salt
12 10 (14.93%) Ruby on Rails
12 10 (14.93%) PHP
12 10 (14.93%) Web Services
12 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
12 10 (14.93%) Red Hat
13 9 (13.43%) Apache
13 9 (13.43%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 13 (19.40%) OpenStack
2 9 (13.43%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (13.43%) Apache
3 6 (8.96%) Tomcat
4 5 (7.46%) Confluence
5 3 (4.48%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.48%) IIS
5 3 (4.48%) SAS
6 1 (1.49%) nginx
6 1 (1.49%) JBoss
6 1 (1.49%) Node.js
6 1 (1.49%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 48 (71.64%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (26.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (10.45%) IaaS
3 7 (10.45%) PaaS
4 5 (7.46%) SaaS
4 5 (7.46%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (5.97%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (2.99%) Office 365
6 2 (2.99%) Heroku
6 2 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.99%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.49%) Google Drive
7 1 (1.49%) SoftLayer
7 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) VPN
1 4 (5.97%) DNS
2 3 (4.48%) LAN
2 3 (4.48%) VoIP
2 3 (4.48%) WAN
2 3 (4.48%) SNMP
2 3 (4.48%) IPsec
2 3 (4.48%) BIG-IP
2 3 (4.48%) RTSP
2 3 (4.48%) Multicast
2 3 (4.48%) MPLS
2 3 (4.48%) EIGRP
3 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.99%) Internet
3 2 (2.99%) SSL
4 1 (1.49%) SAN
4 1 (1.49%) DHCP
4 1 (1.49%) HTTP
4 1 (1.49%) LDAP
4 1 (1.49%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.90%) MySQL
2 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
3 7 (10.45%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (8.96%) MongoDB
4 6 (8.96%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.97%) Big Data
5 4 (5.97%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (5.97%) Hadoop
6 3 (4.48%) CouchDB
6 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (4.48%) PowerCenter
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (4.48%) Riak
7 2 (2.99%) Redis
8 1 (1.49%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (20.90%) Git (software)
2 13 (19.40%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.45%) RSpec
3 7 (10.45%) Subversion
4 5 (7.46%) JIRA
4 5 (7.46%) TeamCity
4 5 (7.46%) Jasmine
5 4 (5.97%) Hudson
5 4 (5.97%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.49%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.49%) Selenium
7 1 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.49%) FishEye
General
1 6 (8.96%) Publishing
2 3 (4.48%) Banking
2 3 (4.48%) Marketing
3 2 (2.99%) Finance
4 1 (1.49%) Law
4 1 (1.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (26.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (22.39%) Architect
3 12 (17.91%) Developer
4 11 (16.42%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (11.94%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (10.45%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Security Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Network Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) DevOps Architect
9 3 (4.48%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (4.48%) NOC Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Ruby Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Administrator
10 2 (2.99%) Project Manager
10 2 (2.99%) Digital Project Manager
10 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.93%) Web Services
1 10 (14.93%) Ruby on Rails
2 7 (10.45%) .NET
3 5 (7.46%) LAMP
4 4 (5.97%) RESTful
5 3 (4.48%) HTML
5 3 (4.48%) 802.1X
6 2 (2.99%) JSON
6 2 (2.99%) Apache Flex
6 2 (2.99%) Sensu
6 2 (2.99%) CSS
7 1 (1.49%) JSP
7 1 (1.49%) SOAP
7 1 (1.49%) JSF
7 1 (1.49%) Middleware
7 1 (1.49%) Marionette.js
7 1 (1.49%) HTML5
7 1 (1.49%) CSS3
7 1 (1.49%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.49%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.46%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.48%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.48%) BBC
4 2 (2.99%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.49%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (52.24%) Linux
2 13 (19.40%) Windows
2 13 (19.40%) CentOS
2 13 (19.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.96%) Debian
5 5 (7.46%) Ubuntu
5 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.97%) UNIX
7 2 (2.99%) Fedora
8 1 (1.49%) Android
8 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (46.27%) DevOps
2 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.42%) TDD
3 11 (16.42%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (14.93%) Open Source
5 8 (11.94%) Migration
5 8 (11.94%) BDD
6 7 (10.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (10.45%) Configuration Management
7 6 (8.96%) E-Commerce
7 6 (8.96%) MVC
8 5 (7.46%) OO
9 4 (5.97%) SOA
9 4 (5.97%) Information Security
9 4 (5.97%) Load Balancing
9 4 (5.97%) Analytics
9 4 (5.97%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (4.48%) SDLC
10 3 (4.48%) Mobile Application Development
10 3 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.31%) Ruby
2 15 (22.39%) Python
3 11 (16.42%) Java
4 10 (14.93%) PHP
5 8 (11.94%) Bash Shell
5 8 (11.94%) Perl
6 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.97%) Scala
7 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.48%) C#
8 2 (2.99%) C++
8 2 (2.99%) SQL
8 2 (2.99%) Go
9 1 (1.49%) RubyMotion
9 1 (1.49%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.97%) CISM
2 4 (5.97%) CCSA
2 4 (5.97%) JNCIA
2 4 (5.97%) Degree
2 4 (5.97%) CCNA
2 4 (5.97%) CISSP
3 3 (4.48%) CCNP
3 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.45%) Docker
3 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.49%) Xen
4 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.49%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.49%) KVM
Systems Management
1 26 (38.81%) Puppet
2 22 (32.84%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (19.40%) Ansible
4 10 (14.93%) Salt
5 5 (7.46%) Vagrant
6 4 (5.97%) Nagios
6 4 (5.97%) ZABBIX
7 3 (4.48%) Cacti
7 3 (4.48%) logstash
8 2 (2.99%) yum
8 2 (2.99%) Mesos
9 1 (1.49%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 10 (14.93%) Red Hat
2 8 (11.94%) VMware
2 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.96%) Google
4 5 (7.46%) Oracle
5 4 (5.97%) Atlassian
5 4 (5.97%) AppDynamics
6 3 (4.48%) F5
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco
6 3 (4.48%) Informatica
6 3 (4.48%) Teradata
7 2 (2.99%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.49%) Splunk
8 1 (1.49%) Apple
8 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
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