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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 455 497 552
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +55
Contract jobs citing IaaS 114 57 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.12% 0.038%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.35% 4.81% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 35 17
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£475 £450 £454
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £317 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £608 £695
UK excluding London average daily rate £474 £400 £454
% change year-on-year
+18.43% -11.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
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
1795 1184 735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.53% 2.47% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1132 828 454
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 25 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.70 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.21 £45.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-53.10% +39.42%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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
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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 +27 50 £500 +5.26% 11
South West - 26 £490 -
South East +1 19 £438 +16.66% 7
North West - 11 £425 - 2
East Midlands - 4 £345 -
East of England -32 2 £350 -39.13%
Yorkshire - 2 £328 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
IaaS
UK

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

1 108 (60.00%) PaaS
2 70 (38.89%) SaaS
3 56 (31.11%) Linux
4 48 (26.67%) Windows
5 42 (23.33%) SOA
6 39 (21.67%) Security Cleared
7 38 (21.11%) Microsoft
8 35 (19.44%) ITIL
8 35 (19.44%) VMware
8 35 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
9 29 (16.11%) Amazon AWS
10 25 (13.89%) Web Services
11 23 (12.78%) Java
12 22 (12.22%) Configuration Management
12 22 (12.22%) Opscode Chef
13 21 (11.67%) IIS
13 21 (11.67%) Finance
13 21 (11.67%) DevOps
14 20 (11.11%) Active Directory
14 20 (11.11%) Internet
14 20 (11.11%) SC Cleared
14 20 (11.11%) Puppet
15 19 (10.56%) Oracle
15 19 (10.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (10.00%) HP
16 18 (10.00%) Citrix
16 18 (10.00%) Firewall
16 18 (10.00%) Ruby
17 17 (9.44%) Red Hat
17 17 (9.44%) Agile Software Development

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 21 (11.67%) IIS
2 16 (8.89%) SharePoint
2 16 (8.89%) MS Exchange
3 13 (7.22%) OpenStack
4 12 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (6.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (3.33%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (2.78%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.22%) Apache
8 4 (2.22%) Lync
9 3 (1.67%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.67%) Node.js
9 3 (1.67%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (1.67%) nginx
10 2 (1.11%) NetWeaver
10 2 (1.11%) CloudStack
10 2 (1.11%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 108 (60.00%) PaaS
2 70 (38.89%) SaaS
3 35 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (16.11%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (8.89%) Office 365
6 12 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.56%) Route 53
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.56%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.56%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.11%) Internet
2 18 (10.00%) Firewall
3 16 (8.89%) DNS
4 12 (6.67%) DHCP
5 11 (6.11%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (5.00%) NAS
6 9 (5.00%) SAN
7 8 (4.44%) VPN
8 6 (3.33%) SNMP
8 6 (3.33%) WAN
9 5 (2.78%) SSH
9 5 (2.78%) SSL
9 5 (2.78%) MPLS
10 4 (2.22%) VLAN
10 4 (2.22%) LAN
10 4 (2.22%) Kerberos
11 3 (1.67%) DMZ
11 3 (1.67%) PBX
11 3 (1.67%) LDAP
11 3 (1.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.56%) MongoDB
1 10 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.33%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.22%) DB2
5 4 (2.22%) VLDB
6 3 (1.67%) MySQL
7 2 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.11%) Big Data
8 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (5.56%) RSpec
2 5 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.78%) Bugzilla
2 5 (2.78%) NUnit
2 5 (2.78%) JIRA
3 2 (1.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.56%) VisualVM
4 1 (0.56%) Ant
4 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.56%) Maven
General
1 21 (11.67%) Finance
2 12 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.22%) Publishing
3 4 (2.22%) Legal
3 4 (2.22%) Retail
3 4 (2.22%) Billing
4 3 (1.67%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.67%) Back Office
4 3 (1.67%) Banking
5 2 (1.11%) Advertising
5 2 (1.11%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.11%) Local Government
5 2 (1.11%) German Language
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (42.22%) Architect
2 18 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
3 15 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 15 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
3 15 (8.33%) Lead Architect
4 14 (7.78%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (7.22%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (4.44%) Service Manager
6 8 (4.44%) Security Architect
6 8 (4.44%) Transition Manager
6 8 (4.44%) Service Transition Manager
7 7 (3.89%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 7 (3.89%) Applications Manager
7 7 (3.89%) Support Manager
7 7 (3.89%) Applications Support Manager
7 7 (3.89%) Applications Support
7 7 (3.89%) Consultant
8 6 (3.33%) Technical Architect
8 6 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.89%) Web Services
2 13 (7.22%) Middleware
3 9 (5.00%) .NET
4 7 (3.89%) XML
4 7 (3.89%) XSD
5 5 (2.78%) XSL
5 5 (2.78%) J2EE
5 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 5 (2.78%) WCF
5 5 (2.78%) HTML
6 4 (2.22%) Java EE
7 3 (1.67%) JSON
7 3 (1.67%) Spring
7 3 (1.67%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (1.67%) LAMP
8 2 (1.11%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.11%) JSP
8 2 (1.11%) JMS
8 2 (1.11%) WSDL
8 2 (1.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.33%) PKI
1 15 (8.33%) Open Source
2 13 (7.22%) RMADS
3 7 (3.89%) Clustering
3 7 (3.89%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.78%) Digital Media
5 4 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.22%) Spread Betting
6 2 (1.11%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.11%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.11%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.11%) APACS
6 2 (1.11%) CESG
7 1 (0.56%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.56%) Derivative
7 1 (0.56%) NGOSS
7 1 (0.56%) Firmware
7 1 (0.56%) DataPower
7 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 56 (31.11%) Linux
2 48 (26.67%) Windows
3 19 (10.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.22%) Windows Phone
5 4 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.22%) AIX
5 4 (2.22%) UNIX
5 4 (2.22%) Android
6 3 (1.67%) HPUX
6 3 (1.67%) Solaris
6 3 (1.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.11%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (23.33%) SOA
2 35 (19.44%) ITIL
3 22 (12.22%) Configuration Management
4 21 (11.67%) DevOps
5 17 (9.44%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (9.44%) TOGAF
6 16 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (7.78%) Service Delivery
7 14 (7.78%) Risk Management
8 13 (7.22%) Migration
8 13 (7.22%) Enterprise Architecture
9 12 (6.67%) Load Balancing
10 11 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (6.11%) OO
11 10 (5.56%) PRINCE2
11 10 (5.56%) Project Management
11 10 (5.56%) OWASP
12 9 (5.00%) Change Management
13 8 (4.44%) Information Assurance
13 8 (4.44%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.78%) Java
2 18 (10.00%) Ruby
3 8 (4.44%) C#
4 6 (3.33%) Python
5 5 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.78%) Perl
6 4 (2.22%) C
7 3 (1.67%) C++
7 3 (1.67%) SQL
8 2 (1.11%) VBScript
8 2 (1.11%) PHP
8 2 (1.11%) Scala
9 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (21.67%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 12 (6.67%) CISSP
4 10 (5.56%) CEH
5 9 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (5.00%) MCP
5 9 (5.00%) MCSE
5 9 (5.00%) MCSA
6 8 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (3.89%) Degree
8 6 (3.33%) VCAP
9 5 (2.78%) VCDX
10 2 (1.11%) PMP
10 2 (1.11%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.56%) RHCE
11 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.56%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.67%) ISO 9000
1 12 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.22%) SLA
3 3 (1.67%) QA
4 2 (1.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.56%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.56%) COBIT
5 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.67%) vSphere
4 10 (5.56%) UAG
5 7 (3.89%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.33%) vCloud
7 2 (1.11%) XenApp
7 2 (1.11%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.11%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (12.22%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (11.11%) Puppet
3 14 (7.78%) SCCM
4 3 (1.67%) Opsview
5 2 (1.11%) Nessus
5 2 (1.11%) Nagios
5 2 (1.11%) collectd
5 2 (1.11%) Ansible
6 1 (0.56%) Pingdom
6 1 (0.56%) Kibana
6 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.56%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 38 (21.11%) Microsoft
2 35 (19.44%) VMware
3 19 (10.56%) Oracle
4 18 (10.00%) HP
4 18 (10.00%) Citrix
5 17 (9.44%) Red Hat
6 8 (4.44%) IBM
7 7 (3.89%) Cisco
7 7 (3.89%) SAP
8 5 (2.78%) Google
9 4 (2.22%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.22%) EMC
9 4 (2.22%) NetApp
10 3 (1.67%) Adobe
11 2 (1.11%) Intel
11 2 (1.11%) JBoss
11 2 (1.11%) Cognizant
11 2 (1.11%) Software AG
11 2 (1.11%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
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