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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 397 400 366
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -34
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 39 34 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.33% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 51
Median daily rate £500 £439 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.89% +3.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £363 £369
% change year-on-year
+18.96% -1.69%
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
9236 10275 10292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.69% 43.55% 44.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6279 6806 6472
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 259 220
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.58% -3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £11.78 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £52.17 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 July 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 July 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 +49 7 £488 +10.66% 7
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 82 (96.47%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (70.59%) DevOps
3 47 (55.29%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (54.12%) Linux
5 44 (51.76%) Puppet
6 42 (49.41%) Ansible
7 35 (41.18%) Ruby
8 32 (37.65%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (36.47%) Python
9 31 (36.47%) Microsoft Azure
10 30 (35.29%) Configuration Management
11 28 (32.94%) Web Services
11 28 (32.94%) Open Source
12 26 (30.59%) OpenStack
13 21 (24.71%) Perl
13 21 (24.71%) Bash Shell
14 20 (23.53%) Docker
15 17 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (18.82%) Jenkins
16 16 (18.82%) Java
17 15 (17.65%) Web Operations
18 13 (15.29%) Internet
18 13 (15.29%) Google
18 13 (15.29%) Migration
18 13 (15.29%) VMware
19 11 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
19 11 (12.94%) TeamCity
19 11 (12.94%) ETL
20 10 (11.76%) Google Cloud Platform
20 10 (11.76%) QA

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 (30.59%) OpenStack
2 4 (4.71%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.53%) Apache
3 3 (3.53%) nginx
4 2 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.18%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.18%) Confluence
5 1 (1.18%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.18%) Magento
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 82 (96.47%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (36.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (11.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (10.59%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (10.59%) IaaS
5 7 (8.24%) Google App Engine
6 5 (5.88%) Rackspace Cloud
6 5 (5.88%) SaaS
7 3 (3.53%) Amazon S3
7 3 (3.53%) PaaS
8 2 (2.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (2.35%) Datadog
9 1 (1.18%) Engine Yard
9 1 (1.18%) GitHub
9 1 (1.18%) Heroku
9 1 (1.18%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.29%) Internet
2 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.88%) DNS
4 4 (4.71%) HTTP
4 4 (4.71%) SSL
5 3 (3.53%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (3.53%) DHCP
6 1 (1.18%) AMQP
6 1 (1.18%) Firewall
6 1 (1.18%) LAN
6 1 (1.18%) MQTT
6 1 (1.18%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.18%) Network Security
6 1 (1.18%) OpenVPN
6 1 (1.18%) SSH
6 1 (1.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) MySQL
2 6 (7.06%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.71%) Hadoop
4 4 (4.71%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.35%) HBase
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.18%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.18%) Big Data
6 1 (1.18%) Impala
6 1 (1.18%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.18%) Redis
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (18.82%) Jenkins
2 11 (12.94%) TeamCity
3 10 (11.76%) Vagrant
4 6 (7.06%) Travis CI
5 4 (4.71%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.53%) Jasmine
6 3 (3.53%) RSpec
6 3 (3.53%) Subversion
7 2 (2.35%) JIRA
8 1 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.18%) JUnit
8 1 (1.18%) Maven
8 1 (1.18%) Mockito
8 1 (1.18%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (9.41%) Legal
2 6 (7.06%) Retail
3 5 (5.88%) Finance
4 4 (4.71%) Law
4 4 (4.71%) Marketing
4 4 (4.71%) Publishing
5 2 (2.35%) Electronics
5 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (35.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (29.41%) Architect
3 19 (22.35%) Technical Architect
4 13 (15.29%) Digital Architect
4 13 (15.29%) Digital Technical Architect
5 11 (12.94%) AWS Architect
6 10 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Cloud Architect
8 5 (5.88%) Administrator
8 5 (5.88%) AWS DevOps
8 5 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Consultant
9 4 (4.71%) Ruby Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Senior DevOps
9 4 (4.71%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.53%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 3 (3.53%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.35%) Senior Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (32.94%) Web Services
2 5 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (3.53%) HTML
3 3 (3.53%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (2.35%) Django
4 2 (2.35%) ELK Stack
4 2 (2.35%) HTML5
4 2 (2.35%) JSON
4 2 (2.35%) Play Framework
4 2 (2.35%) RESTful
5 1 (1.18%) Ajax
5 1 (1.18%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.18%) CSS3
5 1 (1.18%) Java EE
5 1 (1.18%) JPA
5 1 (1.18%) Kafka
5 1 (1.18%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.18%) REST
5 1 (1.18%) Spring
5 1 (1.18%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) Blog
2 5 (5.88%) CESG
3 4 (4.71%) Fintech
3 4 (4.71%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.53%) User Experience
5 2 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.18%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 46 (54.12%) Linux
2 8 (9.41%) Windows
3 3 (3.53%) CentOS
3 3 (3.53%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.35%) Unix
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.18%) Debian
5 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.18%) SUSE
5 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (70.59%) DevOps
2 32 (37.65%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (35.29%) Configuration Management
4 28 (32.94%) Open Source
5 17 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (17.65%) Web Operations
7 13 (15.29%) Migration
8 11 (12.94%) ETL
9 10 (11.76%) Rapid Prototyping
10 7 (8.24%) Mentoring
10 7 (8.24%) TDD
11 6 (7.06%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (7.06%) E-Commerce
12 5 (5.88%) CRM
12 5 (5.88%) Load Balancing
12 5 (5.88%) User Stories
13 4 (4.71%) BDD
13 4 (4.71%) MVC
13 4 (4.71%) OO
13 4 (4.71%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 35 (41.18%) Ruby
2 31 (36.47%) Python
3 21 (24.71%) Bash Shell
3 21 (24.71%) Perl
4 16 (18.82%) Java
5 9 (10.59%) JavaScript
6 8 (9.41%) PowerShell
7 6 (7.06%) PHP
8 4 (4.71%) Go
9 3 (3.53%) RubyMotion
9 3 (3.53%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.35%) C#
10 2 (2.35%) SQL
11 1 (1.18%) C++
11 1 (1.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.35%) MCSD
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) COBIT
2 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (23.53%) Docker
2 11 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.24%) Hyper-V
3 7 (8.24%) vSphere
4 3 (3.53%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.53%) KVM
4 3 (3.53%) oVirt
5 2 (2.35%) HDFS
6 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.18%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 47 (55.29%) Opscode Chef
2 44 (51.76%) Puppet
3 42 (49.41%) Ansible
4 9 (10.59%) Salt
5 6 (7.06%) Nagios
6 5 (5.88%) Pingdom
7 4 (4.71%) Terraform
8 3 (3.53%) Cobbler
8 3 (3.53%) Kubernetes
8 3 (3.53%) yum
9 2 (2.35%) Grafana
9 2 (2.35%) Kibana
9 2 (2.35%) logstash
10 1 (1.18%) Ambari
10 1 (1.18%) Cacti
10 1 (1.18%) Ganglia
10 1 (1.18%) Graphite
10 1 (1.18%) Mesos
10 1 (1.18%) Munin
Vendors
1 13 (15.29%) Google
1 13 (15.29%) VMware
2 10 (11.76%) SaltStack
3 4 (4.71%) hybris
3 4 (4.71%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.53%) Cisco
4 3 (3.53%) Dell
4 3 (3.53%) F5
4 3 (3.53%) New Relic
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle
4 3 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.35%) SAP
5 2 (2.35%) Splunk
5 2 (2.35%) Zend
6 1 (1.18%) Citrix
6 1 (1.18%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.18%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.18%) MapR
6 1 (1.18%) Mercator
6 1 (1.18%) Red Hat
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