The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within Rackspace.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 304 311 296
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Permanent jobs citing Rackspace 7 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.068% 0.076% 0.064%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 7
Average salary £55,000 £57,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.50% -8.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,100 £48,000 £49,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%
Rackspace
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Vendors Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
5038 4833 5167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 48.70% 45.95% 47.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4319 4158 4588
Average salary £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.77% +0.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Rackspace across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Rackspace
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Rackspace across the City of London region.

Rackspace Salary Trend in the City of London

Rackspace
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Rackspace across the City of London region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Rackspace Salary Histogram in the City of London

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the City of 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Rackspace.

1 11 (73.33%) DevOps
2 10 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (66.67%) Puppet
3 8 (53.33%) MySQL
3 8 (53.33%) Linux
3 8 (53.33%) E-Commerce
3 8 (53.33%) Configuration Management
4 7 (46.67%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) Debian
5 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 5 (33.33%) UNIX
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 5 (33.33%) IIS
5 5 (33.33%) Web Services
5 5 (33.33%) PHP
5 5 (33.33%) Project Management
5 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (26.67%) Open Source
6 4 (26.67%) SaaS
6 4 (26.67%) CentOS
6 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
6 4 (26.67%) Graphite
6 4 (26.67%) Nagios
6 4 (26.67%) HTTP
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (20.00%) Scrum
7 3 (20.00%) LAMP

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the City of 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Rackspace. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (33.33%) IIS
2 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (20.00%) Drupal
2 3 (20.00%) Apache Solr
3 2 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (26.67%) SaaS
3 3 (20.00%) Joyent
3 3 (20.00%) PaaS
3 3 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (13.33%) Heroku
5 1 (6.67%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) HTTP
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (20.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (13.33%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) SSH
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) MySQL
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Subversion
1 3 (20.00%) PHPUnit
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 2 (13.33%) PhpStorm
3 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (13.33%) Law
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Administrator
2 6 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 5 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
3 5 (33.33%) Developer
4 4 (26.67%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 3 (20.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (20.00%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 3 (20.00%) Drupal Developer
6 2 (13.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Senior PHP Developer
6 2 (13.33%) PHP Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (20.00%) LAMP
2 3 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (20.00%) Memcached
3 2 (13.33%) Symfony
3 2 (13.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Open Source
2 3 (20.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) Debian
3 5 (33.33%) UNIX
4 4 (26.67%) CentOS
5 3 (20.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) DevOps
2 8 (53.33%) E-Commerce
2 8 (53.33%) Configuration Management
3 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Project Management
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Content Management
5 3 (20.00%) BDD
5 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) Kanban
6 2 (13.33%) OO
7 1 (6.67%) Change Management
7 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (6.67%) Migration
7 1 (6.67%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) PHP
2 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) PHP5
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) Perl
5 1 (6.67%) VB
5 1 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) KVM
1 3 (20.00%) Varnish
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (20.00%) XenServer
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.67%) Docker
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (66.67%) Puppet
2 4 (26.67%) Graphite
2 4 (26.67%) Nagios
3 3 (20.00%) Ansible
4 2 (13.33%) Salt
5 1 (6.67%) logstash
5 1 (6.67%) Vagrant
5 1 (6.67%) ZABBIX
5 1 (6.67%) SCCM
5 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) Appcelerator
2 2 (13.33%) New Relic
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Open Text
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat