The table below looks at the statistics for IaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IaaS over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 200 392 471
Rank change year-on-year
+192 +79
Contract jobs citing IaaS 588 231 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.29% 0.46% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.40% 6.47% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 163 125
Median daily rate £487 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £360 £402
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 - -
IaaS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
5654 3572 2511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.37% 7.05% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3863 2477 1702
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 57 55
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -0.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.70 £73.75 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +52.77%

IaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing IaaS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

IaaS Jobs Demand Trend in England

IaaS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

IaaS Daily Rate Trend in England

IaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IaaS across the England region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

IaaS Daily Rate Histogram in England

IaaS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IaaS across the England region.

IaaS Hourly Rate Trend in England

IaaS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the England region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +66 211 £500 -4.76% 32
South East +129 135 £500 +5.26% 14
North East +38 86 £425 -12.82% 1
North West +40 56 £375 -17.58% 6
East of England +32 30 £600 +20.00% 1
West Midlands +10 30 £400 -32.20% 1
East Midlands +16 22 £330 -8.20% 2
Yorkshire +18 20 £525 +16.66% 1
South West +16 9 £458 +37.66% 4
Midlands +4 3 £500 +25.00%
IaaS
UK

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 708 (72.17%) PaaS
2 389 (39.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 355 (36.19%) SaaS
4 347 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
5 313 (31.91%) Linux
6 311 (31.70%) Windows
7 306 (31.19%) DevOps
8 304 (30.99%) Microsoft
9 286 (29.15%) Amazon AWS
10 232 (23.65%) ITIL
11 210 (21.41%) VMware
12 196 (19.98%) Open Source
13 182 (18.55%) Service Management
14 148 (15.09%) Security Cleared
15 138 (14.07%) Puppet
15 138 (14.07%) Active Directory
16 129 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
17 124 (12.64%) Change Management
17 124 (12.64%) Scrum
18 121 (12.33%) Opscode Chef
19 119 (12.13%) MS Excel
20 118 (12.03%) PowerShell
21 117 (11.93%) Configuration Management
22 112 (11.42%) Python
23 108 (11.01%) Java
24 106 (10.81%) Git (software)
25 102 (10.40%) SC Cleared
25 102 (10.40%) PRINCE2
26 99 (10.09%) Finance
27 97 (9.89%) Continuous Integration

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 76 (7.75%) OpenStack
2 48 (4.89%) WebSphere
3 45 (4.59%) Cloud Foundry
4 44 (4.49%) Confluence
5 39 (3.98%) IIS
6 36 (3.67%) SharePoint
7 35 (3.57%) Oracle Application Server
8 34 (3.47%) Apache
9 28 (2.85%) Tomcat
10 20 (2.04%) WebLogic
11 19 (1.94%) nginx
12 17 (1.73%) JBoss
12 17 (1.73%) MS Exchange
13 15 (1.53%) Apache Spark
14 11 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
15 10 (1.02%) SAS
15 10 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
16 9 (0.92%) Apache Solr
16 9 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 119 (12.13%) MS Excel
2 31 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (2.24%) MS Office
4 4 (0.41%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.41%) MS Project
5 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 37 (3.77%) Oracle EBS
1 37 (3.77%) Oracle EBS R12
2 25 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.92%) SAP hybris
4 7 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 708 (72.17%) PaaS
2 389 (39.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 355 (36.19%) SaaS
4 286 (29.15%) Amazon AWS
5 77 (7.85%) Office 365
6 59 (6.01%) Azure Active Directory
7 38 (3.87%) GitHub
8 36 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
9 30 (3.06%) OpenShift
10 28 (2.85%) CloudBees
11 26 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
12 20 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (1.33%) HP Helion
14 11 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
15 7 (0.71%) Data Lake Analytics
16 6 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.61%) Google App Engine
17 5 (0.51%) G Suite
17 5 (0.51%) OneDrive
17 5 (0.51%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 73 (7.44%) DNS
2 66 (6.73%) Firewall
3 38 (3.87%) Network Security
4 34 (3.47%) WAN
5 33 (3.36%) LAN
6 28 (2.85%) VPN
7 26 (2.65%) DHCP
8 25 (2.55%) HTTP
9 22 (2.24%) SSL
10 20 (2.04%) Internet
11 17 (1.73%) NetScaler
12 14 (1.43%) LDAP
13 13 (1.33%) DMARC
13 13 (1.33%) DMZ
13 13 (1.33%) IP Telephony
13 13 (1.33%) Software-Defined Networking
13 13 (1.33%) TCP/IP
14 11 (1.12%) DKIM
14 11 (1.12%) SMTP
15 8 (0.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.08%) Oracle Database
3 38 (3.87%) MongoDB
3 38 (3.87%) NoSQL
4 36 (3.67%) Oracle Database 12c
5 27 (2.75%) Azure SQL Database
5 27 (2.75%) MySQL
6 20 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
7 19 (1.94%) Hadoop
7 19 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (1.83%) Relational Database
9 17 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (1.53%) Power BI
12 13 (1.33%) Data Lake
13 11 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.92%) Data Mining
15 9 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 106 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 82 (8.36%) Jenkins
3 67 (6.83%) JIRA
4 35 (3.57%) SonarQube
5 25 (2.55%) Maven
6 23 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (1.53%) Ant
7 15 (1.53%) Vagrant
7 15 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
8 13 (1.33%) Visual Studio
9 11 (1.12%) Selenium
10 10 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
10 10 (1.02%) Subversion
11 9 (0.92%) Cucumber
11 9 (0.92%) Gradle
12 7 (0.71%) JUnit
12 7 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
13 6 (0.61%) FxCop
13 6 (0.61%) Mocha
13 6 (0.61%) StyleCop
General
1 99 (10.09%) Finance
2 33 (3.36%) Banking
3 32 (3.26%) Retail
4 29 (2.96%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.45%) Marketing
6 22 (2.24%) Advertising
7 10 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.92%) Aerospace
8 9 (0.92%) Legal
9 8 (0.82%) Electronics
10 7 (0.71%) Back Office
11 4 (0.41%) Automotive
11 4 (0.41%) Billing
11 4 (0.41%) Publishing
12 3 (0.31%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.31%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Games
13 2 (0.20%) Local Government
14 1 (0.10%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 279 (28.44%) Architect
2 104 (10.60%) Cloud Architect
3 102 (10.40%) DevOps Engineer
4 78 (7.95%) Developer
5 75 (7.65%) Consultant
6 69 (7.03%) Azure Architect
7 63 (6.42%) Solutions Architect
8 62 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 47 (4.79%) Analyst
9 47 (4.79%) Infrastructure Architect
10 46 (4.69%) AWS Architect
11 43 (4.38%) Cloud Engineer
12 42 (4.28%) DBA
13 39 (3.98%) Azure Consultant
13 39 (3.98%) Operations Engineer
14 36 (3.67%) Azure Engineer
15 34 (3.47%) Project Manager
15 34 (3.47%) Security Architect
16 30 (3.06%) Senior DevOps
16 30 (3.06%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (9.28%) .NET
2 68 (6.93%) Web Services
3 66 (6.73%) REST
4 59 (6.01%) HTML
4 59 (6.01%) JSON
5 47 (4.79%) Node.js
6 45 (4.59%) CSS
7 43 (4.38%) HTML5
8 41 (4.18%) SOAP
9 30 (3.06%) Sass
10 28 (2.85%) Middleware
11 26 (2.65%) AngularJS
11 26 (2.65%) jQuery
12 25 (2.55%) React
13 24 (2.45%) Spring
14 23 (2.34%) Backbone.js
15 22 (2.24%) ASP.NET
15 22 (2.24%) XML
16 20 (2.04%) Dojo
17 19 (1.94%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 82 (8.36%) Data Centre
2 58 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (4.79%) Management Information System
4 41 (4.18%) Public Cloud
5 38 (3.87%) Hybrid Cloud
6 34 (3.47%) Private Cloud
7 33 (3.36%) User Experience
8 30 (3.06%) CMDB
9 27 (2.75%) Clustering
9 27 (2.75%) Mobile App
10 17 (1.73%) Tandem
11 16 (1.63%) Replication
12 14 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (1.33%) Client/Server
14 12 (1.22%) Computer Science
15 11 (1.12%) PKI
16 10 (1.02%) Data Integration
17 8 (0.82%) Virtual Team
18 7 (0.71%) Mathematics
19 5 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 313 (31.91%) Linux
2 311 (31.70%) Windows
3 86 (8.77%) Windows Server
4 83 (8.46%) Unix
5 48 (4.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (4.28%) AIX
8 39 (3.98%) Windows XP
9 38 (3.87%) Windows 2000
10 26 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (1.83%) CentOS
12 8 (0.82%) Android
12 8 (0.82%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.82%) Fedora
12 8 (0.82%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.71%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.71%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.71%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.61%) HPUX
15 5 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (31.19%) DevOps
3 232 (23.65%) ITIL
4 196 (19.98%) Open Source
5 182 (18.55%) Service Management
6 124 (12.64%) Change Management
6 124 (12.64%) Scrum
7 117 (11.93%) Configuration Management
8 102 (10.40%) PRINCE2
9 97 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
10 95 (9.68%) High Availability
11 92 (9.38%) Data Management
12 85 (8.66%) Continuous Delivery
12 85 (8.66%) Problem Management
13 79 (8.05%) TOGAF
14 76 (7.75%) Migration
15 71 (7.24%) ITSM
16 63 (6.42%) TDD
17 58 (5.91%) E-Commerce
18 57 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (12.03%) PowerShell
2 112 (11.42%) Python
3 108 (11.01%) Java
4 95 (9.68%) SQL
5 68 (6.93%) JavaScript
6 65 (6.63%) C#
7 59 (6.01%) Ruby
8 36 (3.67%) Bash Shell
9 34 (3.47%) Perl
10 22 (2.24%) C
11 18 (1.83%) Shell Script
12 15 (1.53%) C++
13 10 (1.02%) PHP
14 9 (0.92%) Go
15 8 (0.82%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.71%) R
17 6 (0.61%) Groovy
17 6 (0.61%) Scala
18 2 (0.20%) Objective-C
18 2 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 148 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 102 (10.40%) SC Cleared
3 34 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (3.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 26 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
6 24 (2.45%) MCSE
7 23 (2.34%) Degree
8 19 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (1.63%) CISSP
10 15 (1.53%) MCSA
11 14 (1.43%) AWS Certification
11 14 (1.43%) DV Cleared
12 12 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (1.02%) CCNA
14 7 (0.71%) MCSD
14 7 (0.71%) PMP
14 7 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (0.61%) GIAC
15 6 (0.61%) ISEB
16 5 (0.51%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.28%) SLA
2 33 (3.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 17 (1.73%) QA
4 15 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.10%) BS7799
6 1 (0.10%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.10%) RMADS
System Software
1 138 (14.07%) Active Directory
2 129 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (8.46%) Docker
4 37 (3.77%) Hyper-V
5 31 (3.16%) vCloud
5 31 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
5 31 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (2.85%) vSphere
7 19 (1.94%) KVM
8 17 (1.73%) XenDesktop
9 13 (1.33%) Xen
9 13 (1.33%) XenServer
10 9 (0.92%) XenApp
11 5 (0.51%) Ceph
11 5 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.31%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.20%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.10%) HDFS
14 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 138 (14.07%) Puppet
2 121 (12.33%) Opscode Chef
3 73 (7.44%) Ansible
4 36 (3.67%) SCOM
5 25 (2.55%) Terraform
6 24 (2.45%) SCCM
7 14 (1.43%) Packer
8 10 (1.02%) Nagios
9 9 (0.92%) Ganglia
9 9 (0.92%) Graphite
9 9 (0.92%) StatsD
10 8 (0.82%) CA Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.82%) Kubernetes
10 8 (0.82%) Mesos
10 8 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.71%) vRealize
12 5 (0.51%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.51%) Kibana
12 5 (0.51%) logstash
12 5 (0.51%) vMotion
Vendors
1 304 (30.99%) Microsoft
2 210 (21.41%) VMware
3 92 (9.38%) Oracle
4 60 (6.12%) Red Hat
5 56 (5.71%) Cisco
6 43 (4.38%) Google
7 38 (3.87%) Citrix
8 24 (2.45%) CA
8 24 (2.45%) CheckPoint
9 21 (2.14%) SaltStack
10 20 (2.04%) New Relic
10 20 (2.04%) Remedy
10 20 (2.04%) ServiceNow
11 19 (1.94%) Dell
11 19 (1.94%) Splunk
12 18 (1.83%) MuleSoft
13 17 (1.73%) SAP
14 14 (1.43%) BMC
14 14 (1.43%) HP
15 13 (1.33%) hybris
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