The table below looks at the statistics for IaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IaaS over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 181 198 195
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Contract jobs citing IaaS 9 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.17% 0.064%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.44% 5.47% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 1
Average daily rate
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£385 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -3.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £363 £450
% change year-on-year
+51.72% -19.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Cloud Services Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
262 201 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.79% 3.12% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 149 96
Average daily rate £425 £409 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.97% -3.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -16.12%

IaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IaaS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

IaaS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

IaaS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

IaaS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

IaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IaaS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

IaaS Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing IaaS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IaaS.

1 13 (56.52%) Configuration Management
2 11 (47.83%) Linux
3 10 (43.48%) DevOps
4 9 (39.13%) PaaS
5 8 (34.78%) Puppet
5 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (30.43%) Bash Shell
6 7 (30.43%) Perl
6 7 (30.43%) Python
6 7 (30.43%) Finance
6 7 (30.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
7 6 (26.09%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (26.09%) Ansible
7 6 (26.09%) Salt
7 6 (26.09%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (26.09%) WorldPay
7 6 (26.09%) ITSM
7 6 (26.09%) Service Management
7 6 (26.09%) Project Management
7 6 (26.09%) PMP
7 6 (26.09%) PMI Certification
7 6 (26.09%) ITIL
7 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
7 6 (26.09%) TeamCity
7 6 (26.09%) Requirements Engineering
7 6 (26.09%) Network Management
7 6 (26.09%) MongoDB

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing IaaS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IaaS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) IIS
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.70%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (8.70%) Lync
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (39.13%) PaaS
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (8.70%) Office 365
4 1 (4.35%) SoftLayer
4 1 (4.35%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) VLAN
3 2 (8.70%) VPN
3 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) SAN
3 2 (8.70%) LDAP
3 2 (8.70%) PBX
4 1 (4.35%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) SMTP
4 1 (4.35%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) MPLS
4 1 (4.35%) SSL
4 1 (4.35%) VPLS
4 1 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (4.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) MongoDB
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
2 6 (26.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (26.09%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.35%) Hudson
3 1 (4.35%) Subversion
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
1 7 (30.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Business Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (8.70%) Designer
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) VMWare Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (26.09%) CMDB
3 2 (8.70%) Clustering
3 2 (8.70%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Configuration Management
2 10 (43.48%) DevOps
3 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (30.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (26.09%) ITSM
5 6 (26.09%) Business Analysis
5 6 (26.09%) Incident Management
5 6 (26.09%) Project Management
5 6 (26.09%) Service Management
5 6 (26.09%) ITIL
5 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
5 6 (26.09%) Requirements Engineering
5 6 (26.09%) Release Management
5 6 (26.09%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (26.09%) Network Management
6 3 (13.04%) Migration
7 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (4.35%) SIEM
7 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Perl
1 7 (30.43%) Python
1 7 (30.43%) Bash Shell
2 6 (26.09%) Ruby
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) PMP
1 6 (26.09%) PMI Certification
1 6 (26.09%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) vSphere
3 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) NFS
4 1 (4.35%) Gluster
4 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.35%) KVM
4 1 (4.35%) GPFS
4 1 (4.35%) Ceph
4 1 (4.35%) Firmware
4 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.35%) Squid
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Puppet
2 6 (26.09%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (26.09%) Ansible
2 6 (26.09%) Salt
3 1 (4.35%) HAProxy
3 1 (4.35%) CFEngine
3 1 (4.35%) Cobbler
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) ZABBIX
3 1 (4.35%) yum
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) WorldPay
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) VMware
4 3 (13.04%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) Brocade
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.35%) Symantec
6 1 (4.35%) 3PAR
6 1 (4.35%) Rackspace
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle
6 1 (4.35%) Sybase
6 1 (4.35%) Dell
6 1 (4.35%) NetApp