Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 545 554
Rank change year-on-year -41 +9 -55
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 49 74 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.10% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.38% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 50 72
London median daily rate £550 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £358 £394 £325
90th Percentile £713 £614 £706
England median daily rate £550 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £40.00 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 - -

Rackspace is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 19079 19373 19491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.50% 42.87% 41.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12973 12890 12917
London median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 287 391
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -12 3 £600 +10.09% 6
South London - 2 £330 - 1
West London -11 1 - - 1
Rackspace
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 44 (89.80%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (65.31%) DevOps
3 25 (51.02%) Jenkins
3 25 (51.02%) Python
4 23 (46.94%) Linux
4 23 (46.94%) Ansible
5 22 (44.90%) GitHub
6 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (30.61%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (30.61%) Docker
8 14 (28.57%) Web Services
8 14 (28.57%) Java
9 13 (26.53%) Finance
10 12 (24.49%) JIRA
10 12 (24.49%) Programme Delivery
11 11 (22.45%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (22.45%) IaaS
12 10 (20.41%) OpenStack
12 10 (20.41%) Confluence
13 9 (18.37%) Git (software)
13 9 (18.37%) Ruby
13 9 (18.37%) Bash Shell
13 9 (18.37%) Terraform
14 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
14 8 (16.33%) Software Engineering
14 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
14 8 (16.33%) Unix
14 8 (16.33%) Windows
15 7 (14.29%) PowerShell

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 10 (20.41%) Confluence
1 10 (20.41%) OpenStack
2 4 (8.16%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (8.16%) WordPress
3 3 (6.12%) nginx
4 1 (2.04%) Apache
4 1 (2.04%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.04%) CMS
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 44 (89.80%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (44.90%) GitHub
3 15 (30.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (22.45%) IaaS
5 7 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (10.20%) Amazon S3
6 5 (10.20%) Route 53
6 5 (10.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (8.16%) Akamai
8 3 (6.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (6.12%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (6.12%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (6.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (6.12%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (6.12%) PaaS
9 2 (4.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (4.08%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (4.08%) CloudFront
9 2 (4.08%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (4.08%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) HTTP
2 3 (6.12%) SSL
2 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.04%) DNS
3 1 (2.04%) Firewall
3 1 (2.04%) Internet
3 1 (2.04%) LAN
3 1 (2.04%) SAN
3 1 (2.04%) VPN
3 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) Amazon RDS
1 5 (10.20%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.16%) MySQL
2 4 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.04%) Big Data
4 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.04%) HBase
4 1 (2.04%) Redis
4 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (51.02%) Jenkins
2 12 (24.49%) JIRA
3 9 (18.37%) Git (software)
4 5 (10.20%) GCC
5 3 (6.12%) Subversion
6 2 (4.08%) Maven
7 1 (2.04%) Ant
7 1 (2.04%) Gradle
7 1 (2.04%) Grunt
7 1 (2.04%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Banking
2 3 (6.12%) Legal
3 2 (4.08%) Digital Economy
3 2 (4.08%) Law
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) AWS Engineer
2 20 (40.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (38.78%) AWS DevOps
4 18 (36.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Commercial Manager
6 4 (8.16%) Ruby Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) WebOps Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Administrator
8 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Lead Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.57%) Web Services
2 6 (12.24%) Node.js
3 5 (10.20%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (6.12%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.12%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (6.12%) Sensu
5 2 (4.08%) .NET
5 2 (4.08%) Angular 2
5 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.08%) LAMP
5 2 (4.08%) RESTful
6 1 (2.04%) CSS
6 1 (2.04%) CSS3
6 1 (2.04%) HTML
6 1 (2.04%) HTML5
6 1 (2.04%) jQuery
6 1 (2.04%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (2.04%) Spring
6 1 (2.04%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.04%) Infotainment
2 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.94%) Linux
2 8 (16.33%) Unix
2 8 (16.33%) Windows
2 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.20%) CentOS
4 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.08%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.04%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (65.31%) DevOps
2 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (24.49%) Programme Delivery
4 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (16.33%) Software Engineering
5 6 (12.24%) Change Management
5 6 (12.24%) Customer-Centricity
6 5 (10.20%) Configuration Management
6 5 (10.20%) Project Management
7 4 (8.16%) Contract Management
7 4 (8.16%) Psychology
7 4 (8.16%) TDD
8 3 (6.12%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 3 (6.12%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (6.12%) Kanban
8 3 (6.12%) Open Source
8 3 (6.12%) Process Architecture
8 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.12%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 25 (51.02%) Python
2 14 (28.57%) Java
3 9 (18.37%) Bash Shell
3 9 (18.37%) Ruby
4 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
5 7 (14.29%) Bourne shell
5 7 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 4 (8.16%) Go
6 4 (8.16%) PHP
7 3 (6.12%) C#
8 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.04%) C++
9 1 (2.04%) Perl
9 1 (2.04%) Scala
9 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
1 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 15 (30.61%) Docker
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.04%) HDFS
3 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.04%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 23 (46.94%) Ansible
2 11 (22.45%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (18.37%) Terraform
4 7 (14.29%) Puppet
5 6 (12.24%) logstash
5 6 (12.24%) Salt
6 4 (8.16%) Kubernetes
7 3 (6.12%) collectd
7 3 (6.12%) Kibana
7 3 (6.12%) Nagios
7 3 (6.12%) StatsD
8 2 (4.08%) Ganglia
9 1 (2.04%) Fluentd
9 1 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (2.04%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Google
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) New Relic
2 4 (8.16%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (8.16%) SaltStack
3 3 (6.12%) Splunk
4 2 (4.08%) Cloudera
4 2 (4.08%) VMware
5 1 (2.04%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco
5 1 (2.04%) Hitachi
5 1 (2.04%) HP
5 1 (2.04%) Juniper
5 1 (2.04%) Kaspersky
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.04%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.04%) Symantec