The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the England region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 462 512 544
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +32
Contract jobs citing IaaS 108 43 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.093% 0.021%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.59% 3.99% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 27 8
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£456 £450 £483
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% -6.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £321 £449
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £605 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £414 £452
% change year-on-year
-3.38% -8.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1639 1078 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.37% 2.32% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1045 740 421
Average daily rate £405 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 30 5
Average hourly rate £16.25 £31.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.58% +129.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £13.59 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £50.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +137.03%
IaaS
UK

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 23 July 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 23 July 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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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 +33 52 £488 - 17
South East +14 28 £220 -37.58% 17
South West - 11 £473 - 5
North West - 10 £403 - 3
East Midlands +4 4 £345 -16.36%
East of England -23 3 £350 -42.26% 1
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
IaaS
UK

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 103 (63.19%) PaaS
2 70 (42.94%) SaaS
3 53 (32.52%) Linux
4 47 (28.83%) Windows
5 34 (20.86%) Microsoft
5 34 (20.86%) VMware
6 32 (19.63%) Security Cleared
6 32 (19.63%) Microsoft Azure
7 31 (19.02%) ITIL
8 28 (17.18%) SOA
9 27 (16.56%) Amazon AWS
10 22 (13.50%) Java
11 21 (12.88%) Web Services
12 19 (11.66%) IIS
12 19 (11.66%) Puppet
12 19 (11.66%) Opscode Chef
13 18 (11.04%) DevOps
13 18 (11.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (11.04%) Configuration Management
14 17 (10.43%) Internet
14 17 (10.43%) Red Hat
15 16 (9.82%) Citrix
15 16 (9.82%) HP
15 16 (9.82%) Oracle
15 16 (9.82%) Finance
15 16 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (9.82%) TOGAF
15 16 (9.82%) Ruby
15 16 (9.82%) SC Cleared
16 15 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 19 (11.66%) IIS
2 15 (9.20%) SharePoint
3 14 (8.59%) MS Exchange
4 12 (7.36%) OpenStack
5 11 (6.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (4.91%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (3.07%) Node.js
7 5 (3.07%) Apache
7 5 (3.07%) Tomcat
7 5 (3.07%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.84%) nginx
8 3 (1.84%) CloudStack
9 2 (1.23%) Lync
9 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.23%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.23%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 103 (63.19%) PaaS
2 70 (42.94%) SaaS
3 32 (19.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (16.56%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (9.20%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (8.59%) Office 365
7 5 (3.07%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.61%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.61%) Heroku
8 1 (0.61%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.43%) Internet
2 15 (9.20%) Firewall
2 15 (9.20%) DNS
3 12 (7.36%) DHCP
4 11 (6.75%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (4.91%) NAS
6 7 (4.29%) VPN
6 7 (4.29%) SAN
7 5 (3.07%) SNMP
7 5 (3.07%) WAN
8 4 (2.45%) Kerberos
8 4 (2.45%) SSH
9 3 (1.84%) VLAN
9 3 (1.84%) MPLS
9 3 (1.84%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.84%) DMZ
9 3 (1.84%) SSL
9 3 (1.84%) LAN
9 3 (1.84%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.13%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (5.52%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.29%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.07%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.45%) DB2
5 4 (2.45%) VLDB
6 3 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.61%) Big Data
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (4.29%) RSpec
2 5 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.07%) Bugzilla
2 5 (3.07%) NUnit
2 5 (3.07%) JIRA
3 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.61%) Grunt
4 1 (0.61%) PhantomJS
4 1 (0.61%) Yeoman
4 1 (0.61%) VisualVM
4 1 (0.61%) Bower
4 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.61%) Mocha
4 1 (0.61%) Gradle
General
1 16 (9.82%) Finance
2 7 (4.29%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.45%) Publishing
3 4 (2.45%) Billing
3 4 (2.45%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.84%) Banking
4 3 (1.84%) Retail
4 3 (1.84%) Legal
4 3 (1.84%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.23%) Back Office
5 2 (1.23%) Advertising
5 2 (1.23%) German Language
6 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (38.65%) Architect
2 18 (11.04%) Cloud Architect
3 15 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (8.59%) Enterprise Architect
5 12 (7.36%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (6.75%) Lead Architect
7 10 (6.13%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (4.91%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (4.91%) Service Manager
8 8 (4.91%) Transition Manager
8 8 (4.91%) Service Transition Manager
9 7 (4.29%) Applications Manager
9 7 (4.29%) Applications Support Manager
9 7 (4.29%) Applications Support
9 7 (4.29%) Support Manager
9 7 (4.29%) Consultant
10 6 (3.68%) Developer
10 6 (3.68%) Technical Architect
10 6 (3.68%) Cloud Engineer
11 5 (3.07%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.88%) Web Services
2 13 (7.98%) Middleware
3 9 (5.52%) .NET
4 7 (4.29%) XML
4 7 (4.29%) XSD
5 6 (3.68%) HTML
6 5 (3.07%) WCF
6 5 (3.07%) XSL
6 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 3 (1.84%) JSON
7 3 (1.84%) Spring
7 3 (1.84%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.23%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.23%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (1.23%) JMS
8 2 (1.23%) WSDL
8 2 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.23%) J2EE
8 2 (1.23%) Java EE
8 2 (1.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.20%) PKI
2 13 (7.98%) Open Source
3 8 (4.91%) RMADS
4 5 (3.07%) Clustering
4 5 (3.07%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.45%) Spread Betting
6 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.84%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.23%) APACS
7 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.61%) DataPower
8 1 (0.61%) CESG
8 1 (0.61%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.61%) Derivative
8 1 (0.61%) NGOSS
Operating Systems
1 53 (32.52%) Linux
2 47 (28.83%) Windows
3 18 (11.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (6.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.68%) UNIX
6 4 (2.45%) Android
6 4 (2.45%) Windows Phone
6 4 (2.45%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.84%) AIX
7 3 (1.84%) HPUX
7 3 (1.84%) Solaris
8 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.02%) ITIL
2 28 (17.18%) SOA
3 18 (11.04%) Configuration Management
3 18 (11.04%) DevOps
4 16 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (9.82%) TOGAF
5 14 (8.59%) Project Management
6 13 (7.98%) Service Delivery
6 13 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (6.75%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (6.13%) Change Management
8 10 (6.13%) Migration
8 10 (6.13%) Risk Management
8 10 (6.13%) PRINCE2
9 9 (5.52%) OO
9 9 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (5.52%) Load Balancing
10 8 (4.91%) TDD
11 7 (4.29%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (4.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.50%) Java
2 16 (9.82%) Ruby
3 8 (4.91%) C#
4 6 (3.68%) Python
5 5 (3.07%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.45%) Perl
7 3 (1.84%) C++
8 2 (1.23%) SQL
8 2 (1.23%) VBScript
8 2 (1.23%) C
8 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.23%) Scala
9 1 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (19.63%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.82%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.13%) DV Cleared
4 9 (5.52%) MCP
4 9 (5.52%) MCSE
4 9 (5.52%) MCSA
4 9 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (4.29%) CISSP
6 6 (3.68%) Degree
6 6 (3.68%) VCAP
7 5 (3.07%) CEH
7 5 (3.07%) VCDX
8 2 (1.23%) PMP
8 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.29%) ISO 9000
1 7 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.45%) SLA
3 3 (1.84%) QA
4 2 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.23%) COBIT
5 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (8.59%) Active Directory
3 10 (6.13%) vSphere
3 10 (6.13%) UAG
4 6 (3.68%) vCloud
5 5 (3.07%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.23%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.23%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (11.66%) Puppet
1 19 (11.66%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (8.59%) SCCM
3 4 (2.45%) Opsview
4 3 (1.84%) Nessus
4 3 (1.84%) Nagios
4 3 (1.84%) collectd
4 3 (1.84%) Ansible
5 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 34 (20.86%) Microsoft
1 34 (20.86%) VMware
2 17 (10.43%) Red Hat
3 16 (9.82%) Citrix
3 16 (9.82%) HP
3 16 (9.82%) Oracle
4 6 (3.68%) SAP
4 6 (3.68%) Cisco
5 5 (3.07%) IBM
5 5 (3.07%) Google
6 4 (2.45%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.45%) EMC
7 3 (1.84%) NetApp
7 3 (1.84%) Akamai
8 2 (1.23%) Isilon
8 2 (1.23%) Cognizant
8 2 (1.23%) Software AG
8 2 (1.23%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.23%) Intel
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