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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 186 201 197
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Contract jobs citing IaaS 14 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.10% 0.049%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.33% 5.11% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 3
Average daily rate
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£500 £550 £725
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -24.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +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
191 137 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.39% 2.02% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 100 61
Average daily rate £450 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -9.93%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 (59.09%) PaaS
2 11 (50.00%) DevOps
3 10 (45.45%) Linux
3 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (31.82%) Puppet
5 7 (31.82%) Configuration Management
6 6 (27.27%) Web Services
6 6 (27.27%) Ruby
6 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
7 5 (22.73%) MongoDB
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (22.73%) Ansible
7 5 (22.73%) SaaS
8 4 (18.18%) Salt
8 4 (18.18%) Bash Shell
8 4 (18.18%) TeamCity
8 4 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (18.18%) Perl
8 4 (18.18%) Python
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 4 (18.18%) HP
9 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
9 3 (13.64%) Migration
10 2 (9.09%) KVM
10 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
10 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (9.09%) Hadoop

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2 (9.09%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) CloudStack
2 1 (4.55%) Node.js
2 1 (4.55%) nginx
2 1 (4.55%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (59.09%) PaaS
2 7 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (22.73%) SaaS
4 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (4.55%) Office 365
4 1 (4.55%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Firewall
1 2 (9.09%) SNMP
1 2 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) LAN
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) VPN
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) SSL
2 1 (4.55%) VLAN
2 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) MongoDB
2 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 4 (18.18%) TeamCity
2 4 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 2 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) Hudson
4 1 (4.55%) RSpec
General
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Local Government
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Service Transition Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Designer
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Transition Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Service Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (9.09%) Lead Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Web Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) REST
2 2 (9.09%) JSON
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Open Source
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) DevOps
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) Configuration Management
4 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Build Automation
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 2 (9.09%) Test Management
7 1 (4.55%) SOA
7 1 (4.55%) ETL
7 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.55%) Security Management
7 1 (4.55%) MVC
7 1 (4.55%) Validation
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.55%) Network Architecture
7 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Ruby
2 4 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 4 (18.18%) Perl
2 4 (18.18%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) KVM
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) vSphere
2 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (31.82%) Puppet
3 5 (22.73%) Ansible
4 4 (18.18%) Salt
5 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (4.55%) Nagios
6 1 (4.55%) SCCM
6 1 (4.55%) collectd
6 1 (4.55%) Opsview
6 1 (4.55%) Graphite
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 4 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) VMware
2 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Akamai