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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 347 358 349
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 48 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.13% 0.087%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.29% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 16
Average daily rate
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£451 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £350 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £488 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £413 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.30% +26.92%
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
9537 9889 8903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.44% 45.28% 45.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6350 6402 5638
Average daily rate £425 £423 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 224 285
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.88% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.15 £33.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +19 4 £432 -4.11% 3
Croydon - - - -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 74 (74.00%) Puppet
2 72 (72.00%) DevOps
3 66 (66.00%) Opscode Chef
4 57 (57.00%) MySQL
5 56 (56.00%) Linux
5 56 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (53.00%) Continuous Integration
7 52 (52.00%) MongoDB
7 52 (52.00%) PHP
8 45 (45.00%) Web Services
9 42 (42.00%) Python
10 39 (39.00%) Ruby
11 35 (35.00%) TDD
12 34 (34.00%) Scrum
12 34 (34.00%) LAMP
13 33 (33.00%) Salt
14 32 (32.00%) Amazon AWS
15 31 (31.00%) Jenkins
16 30 (30.00%) BDD
16 30 (30.00%) Perl
17 27 (27.00%) Configuration Management
18 26 (26.00%) Red Hat
18 26 (26.00%) Apache
18 26 (26.00%) NoSQL
18 26 (26.00%) Open Source
18 26 (26.00%) Git (software)
19 25 (25.00%) Bash Shell
19 25 (25.00%) Subversion
20 24 (24.00%) Java
21 23 (23.00%) Apache Cassandra

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 26 (26.00%) Apache
2 21 (21.00%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (15.00%) Drupal
4 14 (14.00%) Apache Solr
4 14 (14.00%) OpenStack
5 12 (12.00%) nginx
6 4 (4.00%) IIS
6 4 (4.00%) Node.js
7 1 (1.00%) Confluence
7 1 (1.00%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.00%) WordPress
7 1 (1.00%) JBoss
7 1 (1.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 32 (32.00%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (17.00%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (12.00%) Joyent
4 11 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (4.00%) Heroku
6 3 (3.00%) GitHub
6 3 (3.00%) Google App Engine
6 3 (3.00%) SaaS
6 3 (3.00%) PaaS
6 3 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.00%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (8.00%) HTTP
2 8 (8.00%) SSL
3 2 (2.00%) BIG-IP
3 2 (2.00%) LDAP
3 2 (2.00%) DNS
3 2 (2.00%) Internet
3 2 (2.00%) LAN
3 2 (2.00%) WAN
3 2 (2.00%) AMQP
3 2 (2.00%) MRTG
4 1 (1.00%) Multicast
4 1 (1.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.00%) DHCP
4 1 (1.00%) VoIP
4 1 (1.00%) SNMP
4 1 (1.00%) VPN
4 1 (1.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (57.00%) MySQL
2 52 (52.00%) MongoDB
3 26 (26.00%) NoSQL
4 23 (23.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 21 (21.00%) Big Data
6 19 (19.00%) Hadoop
7 17 (17.00%) CouchDB
7 17 (17.00%) Riak
8 15 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (8.00%) SQL Server
10 5 (5.00%) Redis
11 4 (4.00%) RDBMS
11 4 (4.00%) Relational Database
12 2 (2.00%) DB2
12 2 (2.00%) HBase
12 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
13 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 31 (31.00%) Jenkins
2 26 (26.00%) Git (software)
3 25 (25.00%) Subversion
4 19 (19.00%) Hudson
5 12 (12.00%) PHPUnit
6 2 (2.00%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.00%) Maven
7 1 (1.00%) Juju
7 1 (1.00%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.00%) RSpec
7 1 (1.00%) JIRA
7 1 (1.00%) WATIR
7 1 (1.00%) NUnit
General
1 8 (8.00%) Marketing
2 5 (5.00%) Advertising
3 3 (3.00%) Finance
4 2 (2.00%) Publishing
5 1 (1.00%) Games
5 1 (1.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (24.00%) Developer
2 23 (23.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (18.00%) Architect
4 15 (15.00%) DevOps Architect
5 13 (13.00%) Drupal Developer
6 6 (6.00%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.00%) Administrator
8 3 (3.00%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.00%) Consultant
9 2 (2.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 2 (2.00%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (2.00%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (2.00%) PHP Developer
9 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Architect
9 2 (2.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.00%) DBA
9 2 (2.00%) Oracle DBA
9 2 (2.00%) Analyst
9 2 (2.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (45.00%) Web Services
2 34 (34.00%) LAMP
3 16 (16.00%) ActiveMQ
4 13 (13.00%) Memcached
5 8 (8.00%) .NET
5 8 (8.00%) HTML
6 6 (6.00%) MCollective
7 5 (5.00%) SOAP
7 5 (5.00%) CSS
8 4 (4.00%) RESTful
8 4 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (3.00%) ZeroMQ
9 3 (3.00%) HTML5
9 3 (3.00%) CSS3
10 2 (2.00%) XML
10 2 (2.00%) XSD
10 2 (2.00%) JMS
10 2 (2.00%) JSP
10 2 (2.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 26 (26.00%) Open Source
2 13 (13.00%) Taxonomies
3 5 (5.00%) Digital Media
4 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.00%) Clustering
5 2 (2.00%) Social Network
6 1 (1.00%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 56 (56.00%) Linux
2 22 (22.00%) CentOS
3 18 (18.00%) UNIX
3 18 (18.00%) Debian
4 10 (10.00%) Windows
5 8 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (4.00%) Ubuntu
7 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.00%) CoreOS
8 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (72.00%) DevOps
2 56 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (53.00%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (35.00%) TDD
5 34 (34.00%) Scrum
6 30 (30.00%) BDD
7 27 (27.00%) Configuration Management
8 18 (18.00%) Kanban
9 16 (16.00%) Automated Testing
10 11 (11.00%) Software Engineering
11 6 (6.00%) E-Commerce
12 5 (5.00%) SOA
13 4 (4.00%) MVC
13 4 (4.00%) Migration
13 4 (4.00%) Service Delivery
13 4 (4.00%) OO
13 4 (4.00%) Load Balancing
13 4 (4.00%) Process Architecture
13 4 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
14 3 (3.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 52 (52.00%) PHP
2 42 (42.00%) Python
3 39 (39.00%) Ruby
4 30 (30.00%) Perl
5 25 (25.00%) Bash Shell
6 24 (24.00%) Java
7 13 (13.00%) Scala
8 11 (11.00%) SQL
9 8 (8.00%) JavaScript
10 5 (5.00%) PowerShell
11 4 (4.00%) Golang
12 3 (3.00%) Clojure
12 3 (3.00%) Haskell
12 3 (3.00%) Erlang
13 2 (2.00%) C#
13 2 (2.00%) Shell Script
14 1 (1.00%) PHP5
14 1 (1.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (3.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.00%) CCNP
2 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (14.00%) Varnish
2 7 (7.00%) vCloud
3 6 (6.00%) Docker
4 3 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.00%) vSphere
5 2 (2.00%) HDFS
6 1 (1.00%) KVM
6 1 (1.00%) Xen
6 1 (1.00%) XenApp
6 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 74 (74.00%) Puppet
2 66 (66.00%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (33.00%) Salt
4 23 (23.00%) Ansible
5 22 (22.00%) ZABBIX
5 22 (22.00%) Nagios
6 18 (18.00%) Cacti
7 11 (11.00%) Vagrant
8 5 (5.00%) logstash
8 5 (5.00%) Mesos
9 2 (2.00%) Graphite
9 2 (2.00%) Opsview
9 2 (2.00%) HAProxy
10 1 (1.00%) Cobbler
10 1 (1.00%) CFEngine
10 1 (1.00%) SCOM
10 1 (1.00%) Munin
10 1 (1.00%) collectd
10 1 (1.00%) StatsD
Vendors
1 26 (26.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (7.00%) Oracle
2 7 (7.00%) VMware
3 5 (5.00%) Google
3 5 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.00%) SaltStack
5 3 (3.00%) DigitalOcean
6 2 (2.00%) AppDynamics
6 2 (2.00%) New Relic
6 2 (2.00%) Perforce
6 2 (2.00%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.00%) Zend
6 2 (2.00%) F5
7 1 (1.00%) Splunk
7 1 (1.00%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.00%) Cisco
7 1 (1.00%) IBM
7 1 (1.00%) Citrix
7 1 (1.00%) DataCash
7 1 (1.00%) Ogone
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