The table below looks at the statistics for RANCID skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RANCID over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RANCID
Rank 434 433 434
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing RANCID 3 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.013% 0.017% 0.037%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.11% 0.20% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Median daily rate £500 £288 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -8.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
RANCID
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Systems Management Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
2662 2042 2177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.77% 8.73% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1745 1400 1433
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £289 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 48
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -16.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £12.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+31.70% -8.88%

RANCID
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing RANCID as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Systems Management category.

RANCID Jobs Demand Trend in London

RANCID
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RANCID across the London region.

RANCID Daily Rate Trend in London

RANCID
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RANCID 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 RANCID.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Nagios
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Puppet
1 3 (100.00%) Fibre Channel
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Zerto
2 2 (66.67%) ELK Stack
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) vRealize
2 2 (66.67%) PowerCLI
2 2 (66.67%) Replication
2 2 (66.67%) vCloud
2 2 (66.67%) Network Management
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) SCOM
2 2 (66.67%) Veeam
2 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 2 (66.67%) NFS
2 2 (66.67%) SNMP
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft

RANCID
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 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Fibre Channel
1 3 (100.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (66.67%) SNMP
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) IMAP
3 1 (33.33%) LDAP
3 1 (33.33%) MRTG
3 1 (33.33%) SMTP
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Architect
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 2 (66.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Debian
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Korn
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) NFS
2 2 (66.67%) vCloud
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Ceph
3 1 (33.33%) Dovecot
3 1 (33.33%) iptables
3 1 (33.33%) KVM
3 1 (33.33%) Sendmail
3 1 (33.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Nagios
1 3 (100.00%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) PowerCLI
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) SCOM
2 2 (66.67%) vRealize
3 1 (33.33%) Ansible
3 1 (33.33%) Cacti
3 1 (33.33%) HAProxy
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Veeam
2 2 (66.67%) Zerto