The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 28 June 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.

Rackspace
England / London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 407 380 400
Rank change year-on-year -27 +20  
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 15 54 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.072% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.60% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 38 32
Median daily rate £550 £500 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +13.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £354 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £587 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £356
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8586 8975 10145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 41.35% 41.34% 44.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9279 10928 11590
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 194 452
Median hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £10.83 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

Rackspace
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Rackspace as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Rackspace in London

Rackspace
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rackspace in London

Rackspace
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rackspace in London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Rackspace in London

Rackspace
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the London region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -10 1 £550 +22.22% 10
Feltham - 1 - -
Rackspace
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 London region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 34 (82.93%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (60.98%) DevOps
3 19 (46.34%) Ansible
4 18 (43.90%) Jenkins
5 16 (39.02%) GitHub
5 16 (39.02%) Web Services
6 14 (34.15%) Linux
6 14 (34.15%) Puppet
7 13 (31.71%) Programme Delivery
8 11 (26.83%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (26.83%) Ruby
8 11 (26.83%) Python
8 11 (26.83%) Finance
9 9 (21.95%) Docker
10 8 (19.51%) Salt
10 8 (19.51%) Advertising
10 8 (19.51%) Configuration Management
10 8 (19.51%) Retail
10 8 (19.51%) OpenStack
11 7 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (17.07%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (14.63%) logstash
12 6 (14.63%) Kubernetes
13 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
13 5 (12.20%) Elastic Stack
13 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (12.20%) Open Source
13 5 (12.20%) Bash Shell

Rackspace
Co-occurring 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 8 (19.51%) OpenStack
2 7 (17.07%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (12.20%) nginx
4 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.44%) Confluence
5 1 (2.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 34 (82.93%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (39.02%) GitHub
3 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (7.32%) Office 365
5 1 (2.44%) Akamai
5 1 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (2.44%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.44%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.44%) IaaS
5 1 (2.44%) PaaS
5 1 (2.44%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) Route 53
5 1 (2.44%) SaaS
5 1 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (9.76%) Firewall
1 4 (9.76%) IPv4
1 4 (9.76%) IPv6
1 4 (9.76%) LAN
1 4 (9.76%) NAS
1 4 (9.76%) Network Security
1 4 (9.76%) SAN
1 4 (9.76%) VPN
1 4 (9.76%) WAN
1 4 (9.76%) Wireless
2 3 (7.32%) HTTP
2 3 (7.32%) SSL
2 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) MySQL
2 3 (7.32%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.88%) Big Data
3 2 (4.88%) Redis
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.44%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 18 (43.90%) Jenkins
2 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.32%) Ant
3 3 (7.32%) Gradle
3 3 (7.32%) Maven
3 3 (7.32%) Subversion
3 3 (7.32%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 11 (26.83%) Finance
2 8 (19.51%) Advertising
2 8 (19.51%) Retail
3 5 (12.20%) Legal
4 2 (4.88%) Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Law
5 1 (2.44%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (36.59%) AWS Engineer
3 13 (31.71%) AWS DevOps
3 13 (31.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 7 (17.07%) Environment Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Configuration Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.88%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Integration Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Office 365 Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (39.02%) Web Services
2 5 (12.20%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (7.32%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (4.88%) .NET
4 2 (4.88%) Angular 2
4 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.88%) Node.js
4 2 (4.88%) RESTful
4 2 (4.88%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Linux
2 4 (9.76%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Windows 10
2 4 (9.76%) Windows 7
2 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
2 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (60.98%) DevOps
2 13 (31.71%) Programme Delivery
3 8 (19.51%) Configuration Management
4 7 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (12.20%) Open Source
5 5 (12.20%) Project Management
6 4 (9.76%) Continuous Deployment
6 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (9.76%) Hardware Maintenance
6 4 (9.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (9.76%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (9.76%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.32%) Process Architecture
7 3 (7.32%) Regression Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Software Delivery
7 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.88%) Microservices
8 2 (4.88%) SOA
9 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) Python
1 11 (26.83%) Ruby
2 5 (12.20%) Bash Shell
3 4 (9.76%) Perl
3 4 (9.76%) SQL
4 3 (7.32%) Java
4 3 (7.32%) PHP
5 2 (4.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
1 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Docker
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
3 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
3 4 (9.76%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.44%) KVM
4 1 (2.44%) LXC
4 1 (2.44%) vCloud
4 1 (2.44%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (46.34%) Ansible
2 14 (34.15%) Puppet
3 11 (26.83%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (19.51%) Salt
5 6 (14.63%) Kubernetes
5 6 (14.63%) logstash
6 3 (7.32%) Fluentd
6 3 (7.32%) Kibana
7 2 (4.88%) Grafana
7 2 (4.88%) Nagios
7 2 (4.88%) StatsD
7 2 (4.88%) Terraform
8 1 (2.44%) collectd
8 1 (2.44%) Graphite
8 1 (2.44%) Prometheus
8 1 (2.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) VMware
2 4 (9.76%) Acronis
2 4 (9.76%) Aerohive Networks
2 4 (9.76%) Altiris
2 4 (9.76%) Avaya
2 4 (9.76%) Cisco
2 4 (9.76%) Dell
2 4 (9.76%) Fortinet
2 4 (9.76%) HP
2 4 (9.76%) Meraki
2 4 (9.76%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (9.76%) Sophos
3 2 (4.88%) New Relic
3 2 (4.88%) Zend
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.44%) SaltStack
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