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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 180 193 217
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +24
Contract jobs citing IaaS 17 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.14% 0.014%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.56% 3.42% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 1
Average daily rate
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£438 £481 £551
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £465 £400
% change year-on-year
-19.35% +16.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.00
IaaS
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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
306 234 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.68% 3.97% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 161 149
Average daily rate £450 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.21% -5.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £29.50 £21.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.82% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 17 (65.38%) VMware
2 14 (53.85%) Finance
3 11 (42.31%) Windows
3 11 (42.31%) Project Management
4 10 (38.46%) SQL
4 10 (38.46%) ITIL
4 10 (38.46%) Linux
4 10 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (38.46%) SaaS
4 10 (38.46%) PaaS
5 9 (34.62%) Firewall
5 9 (34.62%) Subversion
6 8 (30.77%) Perl
6 8 (30.77%) Python
7 7 (26.92%) Cisco
7 7 (26.92%) Time Management
7 7 (26.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (23.08%) DevOps
8 6 (23.08%) Capacity Management
8 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (23.08%) DNS
8 6 (23.08%) C
9 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
9 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
9 5 (19.23%) Migration
9 5 (19.23%) Bash Shell
9 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (19.23%) Banking
10 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
10 4 (15.38%) JMX

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
1 3 (11.54%) Lync
2 2 (7.69%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (7.69%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (3.85%) nginx
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.85%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 10 (38.46%) SaaS
1 10 (38.46%) PaaS
2 2 (7.69%) Office 365
2 2 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (3.85%) SoftLayer
3 1 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) Firewall
2 6 (23.08%) DNS
3 3 (11.54%) SAN
3 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.69%) LDAP
5 1 (3.85%) LAN
5 1 (3.85%) VoIP
5 1 (3.85%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) VPN
5 1 (3.85%) Internet
5 1 (3.85%) VLAN
5 1 (3.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.85%) Neo4j
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Subversion
2 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Test Manager
2 6 (23.08%) Environment Manager
2 6 (23.08%) Test Environment Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) VMWare Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Project Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (7.69%) Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) CMDB
4 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Linux
3 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (15.38%) UNIX
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) Debian
6 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.85%) CentOS
6 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Project Management
2 10 (38.46%) ITIL
3 7 (26.92%) Time Management
4 6 (23.08%) Capacity Management
4 6 (23.08%) DevOps
5 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (19.23%) Migration
6 4 (15.38%) Benchmarking
6 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Low Latency
6 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (15.38%) Software Delivery
7 3 (11.54%) Change Management
8 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.69%) Coaching
8 2 (7.69%) ITSM
8 2 (7.69%) Workflow
8 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) Python
2 8 (30.77%) Perl
3 6 (23.08%) C
4 5 (19.23%) Bash Shell
5 4 (15.38%) C++
6 2 (7.69%) Ruby
7 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (11.54%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) RHCE
3 2 (7.69%) PMP
3 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.85%) MCSE
4 1 (3.85%) CCNA
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) ISO 9001
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (15.38%) vSphere
3 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
4 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (7.69%) NFS
5 1 (3.85%) KVM
5 1 (3.85%) Docker
5 1 (3.85%) GPFS
5 1 (3.85%) Ceph
5 1 (3.85%) Gluster
5 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Puppet
1 4 (15.38%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (7.69%) Nagios
3 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.85%) yum
3 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.85%) Ansible
3 1 (3.85%) Mesos
3 1 (3.85%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.85%) CFEngine
3 1 (3.85%) Cobbler
3 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) VMware
2 7 (26.92%) Cisco
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
4 3 (11.54%) HP
4 3 (11.54%) Dell
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) Sybase
5 2 (7.69%) IBM
5 2 (7.69%) EMC
5 2 (7.69%) NetApp
5 2 (7.69%) Brocade
5 2 (7.69%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.85%) Rackspace
6 1 (3.85%) WorldPay
6 1 (3.85%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.85%) Symantec
6 1 (3.85%) Google
6 1 (3.85%) Lotus