The table below looks at the statistics for IaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IaaS over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 462 483 461
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -22
Contract jobs citing IaaS 90 65 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.72% 5.40% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 41 33
Average daily rate
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£450 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £390 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £695 £643
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £578 £450
% change year-on-year
-30.73% +28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
1908 1204 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.00% 2.61% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1214 761 495
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 22 14
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.51 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.28% -11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £9.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £34.01 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -34.21%

IaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IaaS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +17 52 £500 +11.11% 15
South East -9 25 £400 +1.26% 14
East of England +8 4 £300 -36.84% 1
North West -31 4 £500 -13.79% 8
South West -7 2 £550 - 3
Yorkshire -16 2 - - 6
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 4
IaaS
UK

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 87 (49.15%) PaaS
2 68 (38.42%) Linux
3 54 (30.51%) Windows
4 52 (29.38%) SaaS
5 50 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (27.12%) DevOps
7 45 (25.42%) VMware
8 39 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
9 38 (21.47%) Puppet
9 38 (21.47%) Microsoft
10 36 (20.34%) ITIL
11 34 (19.21%) Configuration Management
11 34 (19.21%) Opscode Chef
12 33 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
13 31 (17.51%) DNS
14 30 (16.95%) Firewall
14 30 (16.95%) Security Cleared
14 30 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (15.25%) Active Directory
16 26 (14.69%) OpenStack
17 25 (14.12%) Python
17 25 (14.12%) Finance
17 25 (14.12%) Migration
18 24 (13.56%) vSphere
18 24 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
19 23 (12.99%) SC Cleared
20 21 (11.86%) Cisco
20 21 (11.86%) SharePoint
21 20 (11.30%) Ruby
21 20 (11.30%) Windows Server 2012

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 26 (14.69%) OpenStack
2 21 (11.86%) SharePoint
3 19 (10.73%) IIS
4 16 (9.04%) MS Exchange
5 12 (6.78%) Lync
5 12 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (5.08%) Tomcat
7 6 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (3.39%) Jetty
8 5 (2.82%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (2.82%) Apache
9 4 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.13%) nginx
11 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.56%) EPiServer CMS
11 1 (0.56%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 12 (6.78%) MS Office
2 8 (4.52%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.39%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.13%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.56%) assyst
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 87 (49.15%) PaaS
2 52 (29.38%) SaaS
3 39 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (10.17%) Office 365
5 18 (10.17%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.69%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.56%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.51%) DNS
2 30 (16.95%) Firewall
3 16 (9.04%) Network Security
4 15 (8.47%) SAN
4 15 (8.47%) VPN
5 14 (7.91%) NAS
6 13 (7.34%) WAN
7 12 (6.78%) LAN
7 12 (6.78%) VLAN
8 10 (5.65%) DHCP
9 9 (5.08%) Internet
9 9 (5.08%) LDAP
10 8 (4.52%) TCP/IP
11 7 (3.95%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (3.39%) MPLS
13 5 (2.82%) VPLS
13 5 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (2.82%) SSL
13 5 (2.82%) SNMP
14 4 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.04%) MongoDB
2 15 (8.47%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (2.26%) MySQL
5 4 (2.26%) EDRMS
5 4 (2.26%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.26%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.69%) Big Data
6 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.69%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.13%) OLAP
7 2 (1.13%) OLTP
7 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.13%) Spotfire
7 2 (1.13%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (10.73%) Jenkins
2 15 (8.47%) TeamCity
3 10 (5.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (3.39%) RSpec
5 5 (2.82%) JIRA
6 4 (2.26%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.26%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.69%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.56%) Hudson
8 1 (0.56%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.56%) Subversion
8 1 (0.56%) Maven
8 1 (0.56%) Rational Rose
General
1 25 (14.12%) Finance
2 8 (4.52%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.95%) Local Government
4 6 (3.39%) Publishing
4 6 (3.39%) Games
4 6 (3.39%) Banking
5 4 (2.26%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.13%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.13%) Retail
6 2 (1.13%) Billing
6 2 (1.13%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.56%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (28.81%) Architect
2 30 (16.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (12.43%) Analyst
4 16 (9.04%) Infrastructure Architect
4 16 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (9.04%) Solutions Architect
5 15 (8.47%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 13 (7.34%) Consultant
7 9 (5.08%) Cloud Architect
7 9 (5.08%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.52%) Infrastructure Designer
8 8 (4.52%) Security Architect
8 8 (4.52%) Designer
9 7 (3.95%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (3.39%) Lead Architect
11 5 (2.82%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.26%) Developer
12 4 (2.26%) Technical Consultant
12 4 (2.26%) Service Manager
12 4 (2.26%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.17%) Web Services
2 7 (3.95%) JSON
2 7 (3.95%) REST
3 6 (3.39%) HTML
4 5 (2.82%) .NET
5 4 (2.26%) XML
6 3 (1.69%) jQuery
6 3 (1.69%) CSS
7 2 (1.13%) WSDL
7 2 (1.13%) SOAP
7 2 (1.13%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.13%) Middleware
7 2 (1.13%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.13%) Spring
7 2 (1.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.13%) Apache Camel
7 2 (1.13%) OSGi
7 2 (1.13%) Apache CXF
7 2 (1.13%) JPA
8 1 (0.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.65%) Clustering
3 9 (5.08%) Open Source
4 8 (4.52%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.52%) Spread Betting
5 7 (3.95%) PKI
6 6 (3.39%) CMDB
7 4 (2.26%) FlexPod
7 4 (2.26%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.69%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.69%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.13%) Derivative
9 2 (1.13%) Statistics
9 2 (1.13%) RMADS
9 2 (1.13%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.13%) Online Games
10 1 (0.56%) FMCG
10 1 (0.56%) Wiki
10 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 68 (38.42%) Linux
2 54 (30.51%) Windows
3 20 (11.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (9.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (5.08%) UNIX
7 5 (2.82%) CentOS
8 3 (1.69%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.69%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.13%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.13%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.56%) Debian
10 1 (0.56%) AIX
10 1 (0.56%) Solaris
10 1 (0.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (27.12%) DevOps
3 36 (20.34%) ITIL
4 34 (19.21%) Configuration Management
5 30 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (14.12%) Migration
7 16 (9.04%) Service Management
8 14 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (7.34%) Validation
10 12 (6.78%) Scrum
11 11 (6.21%) Load Balancing
11 11 (6.21%) SOA
12 10 (5.65%) Project Management
12 10 (5.65%) Incident Management
12 10 (5.65%) Release Management
13 9 (5.08%) Security Architecture
13 9 (5.08%) PRINCE2
14 8 (4.52%) Information Security
14 8 (4.52%) Change Management
14 8 (4.52%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.12%) Python
2 20 (11.30%) Ruby
3 17 (9.60%) Perl
4 16 (9.04%) Java
5 13 (7.34%) SQL
6 11 (6.21%) C#
7 10 (5.65%) Bash Shell
8 8 (4.52%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.39%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.69%) C
11 2 (1.13%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.56%) PHP5
12 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.56%) VBScript
12 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 23 (12.99%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.91%) Degree
4 11 (6.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (5.08%) VCAP
6 7 (3.95%) VCDX
6 7 (3.95%) CISSP
6 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.95%) MCSE
7 6 (3.39%) MCP
7 6 (3.39%) PMP
7 6 (3.39%) PMI Certification
8 5 (2.82%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (2.82%) MCSA
9 4 (2.26%) CISA
9 4 (2.26%) CISM
10 3 (1.69%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.13%) CCNP
11 2 (1.13%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.26%) COBIT
3 3 (1.69%) SLA
4 2 (1.13%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.13%) QA
5 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (15.25%) Active Directory
3 24 (13.56%) vSphere
4 17 (9.60%) vCloud
5 12 (6.78%) Hyper-V
6 9 (5.08%) UAG
7 6 (3.39%) KVM
8 4 (2.26%) Firmware
8 4 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.26%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (2.26%) XenApp
9 3 (1.69%) Docker
10 2 (1.13%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.13%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.13%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.56%) Gluster
11 1 (0.56%) Varnish
11 1 (0.56%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 38 (21.47%) Puppet
2 34 (19.21%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (7.34%) SCCM
4 12 (6.78%) Ansible
5 9 (5.08%) Salt
6 7 (3.95%) Nagios
7 4 (2.26%) Vagrant
7 4 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.69%) WSUS
9 2 (1.13%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.13%) OVSD
9 2 (1.13%) Graphite
9 2 (1.13%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.56%) SCOM
10 1 (0.56%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.56%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.56%) yum
10 1 (0.56%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.56%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 45 (25.42%) VMware
2 38 (21.47%) Microsoft
3 21 (11.86%) Cisco
4 18 (10.17%) Red Hat
5 16 (9.04%) HP
6 10 (5.65%) BMC
6 10 (5.65%) Citrix
7 9 (5.08%) NetApp
8 8 (4.52%) EMC
9 7 (3.95%) Oracle
10 6 (3.39%) IBM
11 5 (2.82%) Juniper
12 4 (2.26%) CA
12 4 (2.26%) Sophos
12 4 (2.26%) Mercator
12 4 (2.26%) Blue Coat
13 3 (1.69%) CheckPoint
14 2 (1.13%) MicroStrategy
14 2 (1.13%) Symantec
14 2 (1.13%) webMethods
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheshire
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £280 to £330 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 Per Day
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £480 - £700 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £550 - 700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £325 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago