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 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 135 188 197
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +9
Contract jobs citing IaaS 22 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.63% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.81% 4.17% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 10
Average daily rate £525 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £317 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £588 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £525 £388
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +35.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 - -
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
323 312 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.25% 5.57% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 230 169
Average daily rate £500 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.57 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016, 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 24 (70.59%) PaaS
2 17 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (47.06%) DevOps
4 13 (38.24%) Puppet
5 12 (35.29%) SaaS
5 12 (35.29%) .NET
5 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
6 11 (32.35%) Java
6 11 (32.35%) TDD
6 11 (32.35%) High Availability
6 11 (32.35%) Docker
6 11 (32.35%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
7 10 (29.41%) IBM
8 9 (26.47%) DMZ
8 9 (26.47%) VPN
8 9 (26.47%) JIRA
8 9 (26.47%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (26.47%) BDD
8 9 (26.47%) Splunk
8 9 (26.47%) Confluence
8 9 (26.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (26.47%) Git (software)
8 9 (26.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (20.59%) VMware
9 7 (20.59%) Windows
9 7 (20.59%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 9 (26.47%) Confluence
2 3 (8.82%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (8.82%) Node.js
2 3 (8.82%) OpenStack
3 2 (5.88%) IIS
3 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.94%) Apache
4 1 (2.94%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 24 (70.59%) PaaS
2 17 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (35.29%) SaaS
4 9 (26.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (2.94%) Office 365
6 1 (2.94%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (26.47%) DMZ
1 9 (26.47%) VPN
2 3 (8.82%) SAN
3 2 (5.88%) Firewall
3 2 (5.88%) LAN
3 2 (5.88%) WAN
3 2 (5.88%) Wireless
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.94%) FCoE
4 1 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.94%) HTTP
4 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.94%) Multicast
4 1 (2.94%) NAS
4 1 (2.94%) Skype
4 1 (2.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.94%) CouchDB
3 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.94%) HBase
3 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.94%) Power BI
3 1 (2.94%) QlikView
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 9 (26.47%) Git (software)
1 9 (26.47%) JIRA
1 9 (26.47%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.94%) Mocha
2 1 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Architect
1 6 (17.65%) Azure Consultant
1 6 (17.65%) Consultant
1 6 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Developer
3 3 (8.82%) .NET Developer
3 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 3 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (8.82%) C# Developer
3 3 (8.82%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Head of DevOps
4 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Salesforce.com Architect
4 2 (5.88%) Security Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Security Architect
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (11.76%) jQuery
3 2 (5.88%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (5.88%) Velocity
3 2 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.94%) CSS
4 1 (2.94%) D3.js
4 1 (2.94%) Middleware
4 1 (2.94%) React
4 1 (2.94%) Rendezvous
4 1 (2.94%) RESTful
4 1 (2.94%) Silverlight
4 1 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.94%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Private Cloud
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.88%) SCADA
3 2 (5.88%) User Experience
4 1 (2.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Linux
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) DevOps
3 11 (32.35%) Continuous Delivery
3 11 (32.35%) High Availability
3 11 (32.35%) TDD
4 10 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (26.47%) BDD
6 6 (17.65%) Migration
6 6 (17.65%) Open Source
7 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (11.76%) CRM
8 4 (11.76%) MVC
9 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
9 3 (8.82%) Project Management
9 3 (8.82%) TOGAF
9 3 (8.82%) User Stories
10 2 (5.88%) API Development
10 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
10 2 (5.88%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) Java
2 6 (17.65%) SQL
3 4 (11.76%) C#
3 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.82%) C
4 3 (8.82%) Python
4 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.94%) ES6
6 1 (2.94%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) CISM
1 3 (8.82%) CISSP
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) MCSE
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Docker
2 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (11.76%) Xen
5 3 (8.82%) VMware ESX
5 3 (8.82%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.88%) NFS
6 2 (5.88%) XenServer
7 1 (2.94%) KVM
7 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (2.94%) SRDF
7 1 (2.94%) vCloud
7 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (38.24%) Puppet
2 2 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.88%) XenMobile
3 1 (2.94%) CFEngine
3 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (29.41%) IBM
3 9 (26.47%) Splunk
4 7 (20.59%) VMware
5 3 (8.82%) Cisco
6 2 (5.88%) Citrix
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle
6 2 (5.88%) Sage
6 2 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (5.88%) Sybase
7 1 (2.94%) DataSynapse
7 1 (2.94%) EMC
7 1 (2.94%) F5
7 1 (2.94%) Intel
7 1 (2.94%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.94%) Lotus
7 1 (2.94%) NetApp
7 1 (2.94%) Rackspace
7 1 (2.94%) Tableau
7 1 (2.94%) TIBCO