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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 469 500 559
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +59
Contract jobs citing IaaS 119 58 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.12% 0.028%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.38% 4.92% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 29 12
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£475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £326 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £638 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £449 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.18% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.50 -
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
1865 1180 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.57% 2.48% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 793 403
Average daily rate £425 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £125 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.20 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.60 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +26 53 £475 -2.56% 18
South West -7 28 £484 +40.36%
South East -4 19 £475 +21.79% 15
North West +1 11 £425 - 4
East of England -36 3 £350 -39.13%
East Midlands - 3 £345 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £328 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
IaaS
UK

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 109 (57.98%) PaaS
2 74 (39.36%) SaaS
3 61 (32.45%) Linux
4 56 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (24.47%) Windows
6 41 (21.81%) SOA
7 38 (20.21%) ITIL
7 38 (20.21%) Microsoft
8 37 (19.68%) Security Cleared
9 36 (19.15%) VMware
10 33 (17.55%) Microsoft Azure
11 31 (16.49%) Amazon AWS
12 27 (14.36%) Web Services
13 26 (13.83%) Java
14 25 (13.30%) DevOps
15 24 (12.77%) Configuration Management
15 24 (12.77%) Finance
16 23 (12.23%) Active Directory
16 23 (12.23%) Puppet
17 21 (11.17%) Opscode Chef
17 21 (11.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 21 (11.17%) Red Hat
18 20 (10.64%) DNS
18 20 (10.64%) Internet
18 20 (10.64%) Ruby
18 20 (10.64%) SC Cleared
19 19 (10.11%) Firewall
19 19 (10.11%) IIS
20 18 (9.57%) Citrix
20 18 (9.57%) Open Source

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (10.11%) IIS
2 16 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 16 (8.51%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.51%) OpenStack
3 12 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (5.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (4.26%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.19%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (2.66%) Apache
7 5 (2.66%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.13%) Lync
8 4 (2.13%) nginx
9 3 (1.60%) Jetty
9 3 (1.60%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (1.60%) Node.js
9 3 (1.60%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.60%) CloudStack
10 2 (1.06%) NetWeaver
10 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (2.13%) MS Office
2 1 (0.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.06%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 109 (57.98%) PaaS
2 74 (39.36%) SaaS
3 33 (17.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (16.49%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (8.51%) Office 365
6 10 (5.32%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.53%) Route 53
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.53%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.53%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.53%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.64%) DNS
1 20 (10.64%) Internet
2 19 (10.11%) Firewall
3 12 (6.38%) DHCP
4 11 (5.85%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (4.79%) NAS
5 9 (4.79%) SAN
6 6 (3.19%) VPN
6 6 (3.19%) SNMP
6 6 (3.19%) WAN
7 5 (2.66%) SSL
7 5 (2.66%) MPLS
8 4 (2.13%) VLAN
8 4 (2.13%) LAN
9 3 (1.60%) PBX
9 3 (1.60%) LDAP
9 3 (1.60%) HTTP
9 3 (1.60%) DMZ
9 3 (1.60%) VPLS
9 3 (1.60%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.85%) MongoDB
2 10 (5.32%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (3.72%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.19%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.66%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.13%) DB2
7 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.60%) MySQL
7 3 (1.60%) Big Data
8 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (5.85%) RSpec
2 5 (2.66%) JIRA
3 3 (1.60%) Bugzilla
3 3 (1.60%) NUnit
3 3 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.06%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.06%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.53%) VisualVM
5 1 (0.53%) Maven
5 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.53%) Ant
General
1 24 (12.77%) Finance
2 12 (6.38%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.66%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.13%) Publishing
4 4 (2.13%) Banking
4 4 (2.13%) Retail
4 4 (2.13%) Billing
5 3 (1.60%) Back Office
5 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.60%) Legal
6 2 (1.06%) Local Government
6 2 (1.06%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 79 (42.02%) Architect
2 19 (10.11%) Cloud Architect
3 18 (9.57%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (9.04%) Infrastructure Architect
5 16 (8.51%) Enterprise Architect
5 16 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (7.98%) Lead Architect
7 10 (5.32%) Security Architect
8 8 (4.26%) Transition Manager
8 8 (4.26%) Service Manager
8 8 (4.26%) Service Transition Manager
9 7 (3.72%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.72%) Applications Support
9 7 (3.72%) Analyst
9 7 (3.72%) Consultant
9 7 (3.72%) Support Manager
9 7 (3.72%) Applications Support Manager
9 7 (3.72%) Applications Manager
10 6 (3.19%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.36%) Web Services
2 10 (5.32%) Middleware
3 7 (3.72%) .NET
4 6 (3.19%) J2EE
4 6 (3.19%) HTML
5 5 (2.66%) XML
5 5 (2.66%) XSD
5 5 (2.66%) Java EE
5 5 (2.66%) JSON
6 4 (2.13%) REST
6 4 (2.13%) LAMP
7 3 (1.60%) XSL
7 3 (1.60%) Spring
7 3 (1.60%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 3 (1.60%) WCF
8 2 (1.06%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (1.06%) JMS
8 2 (1.06%) WSDL
8 2 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.57%) Open Source
2 13 (6.91%) RMADS
3 12 (6.38%) PKI
4 8 (4.26%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.72%) Clustering
5 7 (3.72%) Digital Media
6 5 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.13%) Spread Betting
8 3 (1.60%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.06%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.06%) CESG
9 2 (1.06%) APACS
9 2 (1.06%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.53%) Firmware
10 1 (0.53%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.53%) Derivative
10 1 (0.53%) NGOSS
10 1 (0.53%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 61 (32.45%) Linux
2 46 (24.47%) Windows
3 21 (11.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (6.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (4.26%) UNIX
6 4 (2.13%) AIX
7 3 (1.60%) HPUX
7 3 (1.60%) Solaris
7 3 (1.60%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.06%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.06%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.06%) Android
9 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (21.81%) SOA
3 38 (20.21%) ITIL
4 25 (13.30%) DevOps
5 24 (12.77%) Configuration Management
6 17 (9.04%) TOGAF
7 16 (8.51%) Enterprise Architecture
7 16 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (7.45%) Service Delivery
8 14 (7.45%) Risk Management
8 14 (7.45%) Migration
9 12 (6.38%) Project Management
9 12 (6.38%) Load Balancing
10 11 (5.85%) PRINCE2
10 11 (5.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (5.85%) Change Management
11 10 (5.32%) OO
11 10 (5.32%) OWASP
11 10 (5.32%) Information Assurance
12 8 (4.26%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.83%) Java
2 20 (10.64%) Ruby
3 11 (5.85%) Python
4 7 (3.72%) C#
4 7 (3.72%) Perl
5 6 (3.19%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.13%) SQL
6 4 (2.13%) C
7 3 (1.60%) C++
8 2 (1.06%) VBScript
8 2 (1.06%) PHP
8 2 (1.06%) Scala
9 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (19.68%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.45%) CISSP
4 11 (5.85%) Degree
5 10 (5.32%) DV Cleared
5 10 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (5.32%) CEH
5 10 (5.32%) MCSE
6 9 (4.79%) MCSA
6 9 (4.79%) MCP
7 8 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (3.19%) VCAP
9 5 (2.66%) VCDX
10 2 (1.06%) PMP
10 2 (1.06%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.06%) CISA
10 2 (1.06%) CISM
11 1 (0.53%) CCNA
11 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.53%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (6.38%) ISO 9000
3 4 (2.13%) QA
3 4 (2.13%) SLA
4 3 (1.60%) COBIT
5 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.53%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (12.23%) Active Directory
2 17 (9.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.38%) vSphere
4 10 (5.32%) UAG
5 7 (3.72%) vCloud
6 5 (2.66%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.60%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.06%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.06%) XenApp
8 2 (1.06%) KVM
9 1 (0.53%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (12.23%) Puppet
2 21 (11.17%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (7.45%) SCCM
4 6 (3.19%) Nagios
5 4 (2.13%) Opsview
6 3 (1.60%) collectd
6 3 (1.60%) Ansible
7 2 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.53%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.53%) Nessus
8 1 (0.53%) WSUS
8 1 (0.53%) Pingdom
8 1 (0.53%) Kibana
Vendors
1 38 (20.21%) Microsoft
2 36 (19.15%) VMware
3 21 (11.17%) Red Hat
4 18 (9.57%) Citrix
5 16 (8.51%) Oracle
6 14 (7.45%) HP
7 8 (4.26%) Cisco
7 8 (4.26%) IBM
8 7 (3.72%) SAP
9 6 (3.19%) EMC
10 5 (2.66%) Google
11 4 (2.13%) NetApp
12 3 (1.60%) Akamai
12 3 (1.60%) Adobe
13 2 (1.06%) Intel
13 2 (1.06%) JBoss
13 2 (1.06%) Software AG
13 2 (1.06%) BMC
13 2 (1.06%) Cognizant
13 2 (1.06%) CheckPoint
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