The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Rackspace Cloud skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Rackspace Cloud over the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rackspace Cloud
England / London
Rank - 418 406
Contract jobs citing Rackspace Cloud 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London - 0.005% 0.014%
As % of the Cloud Services category - 0.048% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Rackspace Cloud is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2929 2087 1350
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 15.25% 9.49% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2175 1543 909
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 27
Median hourly rate £21.50 £26.25 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.09% -3.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.12 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £43.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

Rackspace Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Rackspace Cloud in London

Rackspace Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rackspace Cloud in London