The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rackspace
London / City of London
Rank 148 150 184
Rank change year-on-year +2 +34  
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 5 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.24% 0.099%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.60% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 5
Median daily rate £450 £450 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £376 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £520 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £425 £310
% change year-on-year -3.23% +37.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Rackspace is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1201 1324 2135
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 39.61% 40.19% 42.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 997 1543
Median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £283 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 45
Median hourly rate £14.15 £19.50 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.46% -4.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.19 £11.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £43.57 £25.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Rackspace
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Rackspace as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Rackspace in the City of London

Rackspace
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Rackspace in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Rackspace in the City of London

Rackspace
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Advertising
1 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (50.00%) GitHub
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) IaaS
4 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (16.67%) New Relic
4 1 (16.67%) Ansible
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (16.67%) Public Cloud
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Terraform
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) High Availability
4 1 (16.67%) Splunk
4 1 (16.67%) Build Automation

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in the City of 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (50.00%) GitHub
3 1 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (16.67%) IaaS
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
General
1 4 (66.67%) Advertising
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Configuration Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Environment Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) AWS DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Environment And Release Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Release and Configuration Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Release Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
1 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps
1 1 (16.67%) High Availability
1 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (16.67%) New Relic
2 1 (16.67%) Splunk