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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 339 383 363
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -20
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 60 32 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.13% 0.099%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 0.29% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 26 17
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£451 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.55% -5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £463 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £338 £400
% change year-on-year
+48.14% -15.62%
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
10170 11013 9778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.49% 45.85% 46.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6921 7246 6110
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 231 300
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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 £438 +6.06% 2
Croydon - - - -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 77 (75.49%) Puppet
2 74 (72.55%) Opscode Chef
2 74 (72.55%) DevOps
3 61 (59.80%) MySQL
4 59 (57.84%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (55.88%) Linux
6 56 (54.90%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (53.92%) PHP
7 55 (53.92%) MongoDB
8 47 (46.08%) Web Services
9 44 (43.14%) Python
10 42 (41.18%) Ruby
11 38 (37.25%) Scrum
11 38 (37.25%) TDD
11 38 (37.25%) Salt
12 35 (34.31%) LAMP
13 33 (32.35%) BDD
13 33 (32.35%) Jenkins
14 32 (31.37%) Perl
14 32 (31.37%) Amazon AWS
15 29 (28.43%) Apache
15 29 (28.43%) NoSQL
16 28 (27.45%) Red Hat
16 28 (27.45%) Open Source
16 28 (27.45%) Bash Shell
17 27 (26.47%) Java
17 27 (26.47%) Configuration Management
17 27 (26.47%) Apache Cassandra
18 26 (25.49%) Git (software)
19 25 (24.51%) CentOS

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 29 (28.43%) Apache
2 24 (23.53%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (14.71%) Drupal
4 13 (12.75%) Apache Solr
4 13 (12.75%) OpenStack
5 12 (11.76%) nginx
6 3 (2.94%) JBoss
6 3 (2.94%) Node.js
7 2 (1.96%) CMS
8 1 (0.98%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.98%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 32 (31.37%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (18.63%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (11.76%) Joyent
4 6 (5.88%) Heroku
5 3 (2.94%) GitHub
5 3 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.94%) Google App Engine
5 3 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.96%) SaaS
6 2 (1.96%) PaaS
7 1 (0.98%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.84%) HTTP
1 8 (7.84%) TCP/IP
1 8 (7.84%) SSL
2 2 (1.96%) Internet
2 2 (1.96%) AMQP
2 2 (1.96%) MRTG
2 2 (1.96%) LDAP
3 1 (0.98%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (59.80%) MySQL
2 55 (53.92%) MongoDB
3 29 (28.43%) NoSQL
4 27 (26.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 25 (24.51%) Big Data
6 23 (22.55%) Hadoop
7 20 (19.61%) CouchDB
7 20 (19.61%) Riak
8 18 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (5.88%) SQL Server
10 5 (4.90%) Redis
11 4 (3.92%) RDBMS
11 4 (3.92%) Relational Database
12 3 (2.94%) HBase
13 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database
13 2 (1.96%) DB2
Development Applications
1 33 (32.35%) Jenkins
2 26 (25.49%) Git (software)
3 24 (23.53%) Subversion
4 21 (20.59%) Hudson
5 12 (11.76%) PHPUnit
6 3 (2.94%) RSpec
7 2 (1.96%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.96%) Maven
7 2 (1.96%) WATIR
8 1 (0.98%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.98%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.98%) Juju
General
1 7 (6.86%) Marketing
2 5 (4.90%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Advertising
3 2 (1.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (26.47%) Developer
2 23 (22.55%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (19.61%) Architect
4 18 (17.65%) DevOps Architect
5 13 (12.75%) Drupal Developer
6 7 (6.86%) Software Engineer
7 3 (2.94%) Consultant
7 3 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (2.94%) Senior Developer
7 3 (2.94%) Administrator
7 3 (2.94%) Lead Architect
7 3 (2.94%) Ruby Developer
7 3 (2.94%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (1.96%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (1.96%) PHP Developer
8 2 (1.96%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 2 (1.96%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (1.96%) Java Developer
8 2 (1.96%) Oracle DBA
8 2 (1.96%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (46.08%) Web Services
2 35 (34.31%) LAMP
3 16 (15.69%) ActiveMQ
4 13 (12.75%) Memcached
5 10 (9.80%) HTML
6 8 (7.84%) MCollective
7 7 (6.86%) .NET
7 7 (6.86%) CSS
8 6 (5.88%) RESTful
8 6 (5.88%) SOAP
9 5 (4.90%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (3.92%) HTML5
10 4 (3.92%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (3.92%) CSS3
11 3 (2.94%) REST
11 3 (2.94%) ZeroMQ
11 3 (2.94%) JSF
12 2 (1.96%) JSON
12 2 (1.96%) JSP
12 2 (1.96%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 28 (27.45%) Open Source
2 13 (12.75%) Taxonomies
3 4 (3.92%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.96%) Social Network
5 2 (1.96%) Clustering
6 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 57 (55.88%) Linux
2 25 (24.51%) CentOS
3 21 (20.59%) Debian
4 18 (17.65%) UNIX
5 7 (6.86%) Windows
5 7 (6.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.94%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.96%) CoreOS
7 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (72.55%) DevOps
2 59 (57.84%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (54.90%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (37.25%) TDD
4 38 (37.25%) Scrum
5 33 (32.35%) BDD
6 27 (26.47%) Configuration Management
7 18 (17.65%) Kanban
8 16 (15.69%) Automated Testing
9 12 (11.76%) Software Engineering
10 8 (7.84%) E-Commerce
11 7 (6.86%) SOA
12 5 (4.90%) MVC
13 4 (3.92%) OOP
13 4 (3.92%) OO
13 4 (3.92%) Service Delivery
13 4 (3.92%) Content Management
13 4 (3.92%) Unit Testing
13 4 (3.92%) Process Architecture
13 4 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 55 (53.92%) PHP
2 44 (43.14%) Python
3 42 (41.18%) Ruby
4 32 (31.37%) Perl
5 28 (27.45%) Bash Shell
6 27 (26.47%) Java
7 15 (14.71%) Scala
8 10 (9.80%) JavaScript
9 8 (7.84%) SQL
10 5 (4.90%) Golang
11 4 (3.92%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.94%) Clojure
12 3 (2.94%) Haskell
12 3 (2.94%) Erlang
13 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.98%) PHP5
14 1 (0.98%) Tcl
14 1 (0.98%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (2.94%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.94%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 14 (13.73%) Varnish
2 8 (7.84%) vCloud
3 6 (5.88%) Docker
4 3 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.94%) vSphere
5 2 (1.96%) HDFS
6 1 (0.98%) KVM
6 1 (0.98%) Samba
6 1 (0.98%) Xen
Systems Management
1 77 (75.49%) Puppet
2 74 (72.55%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (37.25%) Salt
4 24 (23.53%) Nagios
4 24 (23.53%) ZABBIX
5 21 (20.59%) Cacti
5 21 (20.59%) Ansible
6 11 (10.78%) Vagrant
7 4 (3.92%) logstash
7 4 (3.92%) Mesos
8 2 (1.96%) Opsview
8 2 (1.96%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.98%) collectd
9 1 (0.98%) StatsD
9 1 (0.98%) Munin
9 1 (0.98%) Graphite
9 1 (0.98%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.98%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 28 (27.45%) Red Hat
2 8 (7.84%) Oracle
3 7 (6.86%) VMware
4 5 (4.90%) Google
4 5 (4.90%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.92%) SaltStack
6 3 (2.94%) DigitalOcean
7 2 (1.96%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.96%) New Relic
7 2 (1.96%) Zend
7 2 (1.96%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.96%) Perforce
8 1 (0.98%) IBM
8 1 (0.98%) F5
8 1 (0.98%) Splunk
8 1 (0.98%) DataCash
8 1 (0.98%) Ogone
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Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
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