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 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
England / London
Rank 374 392 379
Rank change year-on-year +18 -13  
Contract jobs citing Rackspace 26 36 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.32% 0.40% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 30 22
Median daily rate £475 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £350 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £570
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 London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8223 9067 9381
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 42.24% 41.12% 44.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5511 6040 6050
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
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 108 134 202
Median hourly rate £22.34 £21.34 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.66% +12.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £50.00
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +2 5 £450 - 4
Feltham - 1 £425 - 1
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in 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 London region with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 37 (66.07%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (64.29%) DevOps
3 30 (53.57%) Web Services
4 26 (46.43%) Linux
5 20 (35.71%) Puppet
6 19 (33.93%) Python
6 19 (33.93%) Ruby
7 18 (32.14%) Subversion
7 18 (32.14%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (26.79%) Windows
9 14 (25.00%) Jenkins
9 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 13 (23.21%) Git (software)
10 13 (23.21%) SQL
11 12 (21.43%) MySQL
12 11 (19.64%) Configuration Management
12 11 (19.64%) IIS
12 11 (19.64%) PHP
12 11 (19.64%) nginx
13 10 (17.86%) Open Source
13 10 (17.86%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (17.86%) Vagrant
13 10 (17.86%) Salt
13 10 (17.86%) logstash
13 10 (17.86%) TCP/IP
13 10 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (16.07%) Regression Testing
14 9 (16.07%) Finance
14 9 (16.07%) PostgreSQL

Rackspace
Top Related 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 11 (19.64%) IIS
1 11 (19.64%) nginx
2 10 (17.86%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (14.29%) OpenStack
4 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.57%) Apache
5 2 (3.57%) Umbraco
5 2 (3.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (66.07%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (14.29%) GitHub
4 4 (7.14%) Office 365
5 3 (5.36%) IaaS
6 2 (3.57%) SaaS
7 1 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.79%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.86%) TCP/IP
2 9 (16.07%) HTTP
2 9 (16.07%) SSL
3 5 (8.93%) Firewall
3 5 (8.93%) SAN
3 5 (8.93%) VPN
4 4 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (7.14%) IPv4
4 4 (7.14%) IPv6
4 4 (7.14%) LAN
4 4 (7.14%) NAS
4 4 (7.14%) Network Security
4 4 (7.14%) WAN
4 4 (7.14%) Wireless
5 3 (5.36%) DNS
6 2 (3.57%) DHCP
6 2 (3.57%) MPLS
7 1 (1.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) MySQL
2 9 (16.07%) MongoDB
2 9 (16.07%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.36%) Redis
5 1 (1.79%) InfluxDB
5 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (32.14%) Subversion
2 14 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 13 (23.21%) Git (software)
4 10 (17.86%) Vagrant
5 7 (12.50%) NUnit
6 2 (3.57%) GitLab
7 1 (1.79%) Ant
7 1 (1.79%) Gradle
7 1 (1.79%) Maven
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Advertising
2 8 (14.29%) Retail
3 4 (7.14%) Legal
4 2 (3.57%) Back Office
4 2 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (21.43%) Developer
3 10 (17.86%) AWS DevOps
3 10 (17.86%) AWS Engineer
4 8 (14.29%) DBA
4 8 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (14.29%) SQL DBA
5 7 (12.50%) Azure DevOps
5 7 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Environment Manager
5 7 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 7 (12.50%) Ruby Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) C# Developer
6 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) SQL Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Configuration Manager
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (53.57%) Web Services
2 9 (16.07%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (16.07%) LEMP Stack
3 8 (14.29%) .NET
4 7 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 7 (12.50%) ADO
4 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 7 (12.50%) Dapper ORM
4 7 (12.50%) Entity Framework
4 7 (12.50%) Node.js
5 4 (7.14%) AngularJS
5 4 (7.14%) React
6 2 (3.57%) LAMP
7 1 (1.79%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) FMCG
4 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Replication
4 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (46.43%) Linux
2 15 (26.79%) Windows
3 6 (10.71%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 4 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (64.29%) DevOps
2 11 (19.64%) Configuration Management
3 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (17.86%) Open Source
4 9 (16.07%) Process Architecture
4 9 (16.07%) Regression Testing
5 7 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 7 (12.50%) WFM
6 5 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (7.14%) Project Management
7 4 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
7 4 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (5.36%) BDD
8 3 (5.36%) Microservices
8 3 (5.36%) TDD
9 2 (3.57%) CRM
9 2 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.93%) Python
1 19 (33.93%) Ruby
2 13 (23.21%) SQL
3 11 (19.64%) PHP
4 9 (16.07%) VB
5 8 (14.29%) Bash Shell
6 7 (12.50%) C#
6 7 (12.50%) Perl
6 7 (12.50%) T-SQL
7 5 (8.93%) Java
8 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) CCNA
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) BS7799
1 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (16.07%) Docker
2 6 (10.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (3.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 20 (35.71%) Puppet
2 18 (32.14%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (17.86%) logstash
3 10 (17.86%) Salt
4 9 (16.07%) Grafana
4 9 (16.07%) Kibana
5 8 (14.29%) Ansible
6 4 (7.14%) Kubernetes
7 2 (3.57%) Nagios
7 2 (3.57%) Terraform
8 1 (1.79%) Fluentd
8 1 (1.79%) Graphite
8 1 (1.79%) Packer
8 1 (1.79%) StatsD
8 1 (1.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) Zend
2 7 (12.50%) RedGate
3 5 (8.93%) VMware
4 4 (7.14%) Acronis
4 4 (7.14%) Aerohive Networks
4 4 (7.14%) Altiris
4 4 (7.14%) Avaya
4 4 (7.14%) Cisco
4 4 (7.14%) Dell
4 4 (7.14%) Fortinet
4 4 (7.14%) HP
4 4 (7.14%) Meraki
4 4 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (7.14%) Sophos
5 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.79%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.79%) New Relic
5 1 (1.79%) Splunk
Feltham, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £37.50 - £42.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago