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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 185 188 209
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +21
Contract jobs citing IaaS 7 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.22% 0.016%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.21% 6.02% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+57.14% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
IaaS
London

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
317 216 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.84% 3.61% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 170 100
Average daily rate £450 £425 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £312 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £28.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.01 - £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 - £49.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -51.92%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 10 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 8 (40.00%) PaaS
3 7 (35.00%) Degree
3 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) DNS
3 7 (35.00%) DevOps
3 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (30.00%) WorldPay
4 6 (30.00%) Service Management
4 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (30.00%) ITSM
4 6 (30.00%) Project Management
4 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (30.00%) PMP
4 6 (30.00%) PMI Certification
4 6 (30.00%) IIS
4 6 (30.00%) ITIL
4 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (30.00%) Incident Management
4 6 (30.00%) CMDB
4 6 (30.00%) Release Management
4 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
4 6 (30.00%) Requirements Engineering
4 6 (30.00%) Network Management
5 5 (25.00%) vSphere
5 5 (25.00%) Puppet
5 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (30.00%) IIS
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
2 4 (20.00%) Lync
3 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (5.00%) Apache
4 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) PaaS
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (15.00%) Office 365
4 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (5.00%) SoftLayer
5 1 (5.00%) SaaS
5 1 (5.00%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) LDAP
2 4 (20.00%) VLAN
3 3 (15.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) SAN
3 3 (15.00%) VPN
4 2 (10.00%) PBX
4 2 (10.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (5.00%) VPLS
5 1 (5.00%) SSL
5 1 (5.00%) SMTP
5 1 (5.00%) DHCP
5 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (15.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) VMWare Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) RESTful
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (30.00%) CMDB
3 4 (20.00%) Clustering
4 3 (15.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) CentOS
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 7 (35.00%) DevOps
3 6 (30.00%) Service Management
3 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (30.00%) ITSM
3 6 (30.00%) Project Management
3 6 (30.00%) ITIL
3 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 6 (30.00%) Release Management
3 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
3 6 (30.00%) Requirements Engineering
3 6 (30.00%) Network Management
4 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (15.00%) Migration
7 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 1 (5.00%) Software Delivery
8 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 5 (25.00%) Perl
1 5 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) Ruby
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) C++
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 6 (30.00%) PMP
2 6 (30.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.00%) BC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) vSphere
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) Ceph
4 1 (5.00%) GPFS
4 1 (5.00%) KVM
4 1 (5.00%) Gluster
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.00%) Squid
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (5.00%) NFS
4 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Puppet
2 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (15.00%) Ansible
2 3 (15.00%) Salt
3 1 (5.00%) HAProxy
3 1 (5.00%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (5.00%) yum
3 1 (5.00%) ZABBIX
3 1 (5.00%) CFEngine
3 1 (5.00%) Cobbler
3 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) WorldPay
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.00%) IBM
4 2 (10.00%) Brocade
5 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.00%) Rackspace
5 1 (5.00%) Sybase
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec
5 1 (5.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) Dell
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