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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 452 464 512
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +48
Contract jobs citing IaaS 138 113 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.37% 5.15% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 90 35
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£438 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £334 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £474 £400
% change year-on-year
-20.84% +18.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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
3161 2196 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.95% 4.36% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2105 1385 1005
Average daily rate £425 £406 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 47 28
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £46.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
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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 64 £550 +10.00% 37
South East +5 42 £350 -12.50% 20
North West -32 10 £650 +52.94% 1
East of England +7 6 £413 +17.85% 5
Yorkshire -26 5 £581 +77.48% 7
West Midlands - 4 £400 - 4
East Midlands -8 3 £350 +1.44% 1
South West -35 2 - - 9
North East - 1 £400 - 1
IaaS
UK

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 127 (44.56%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (39.30%) PaaS
3 97 (34.04%) Linux
4 92 (32.28%) Opscode Chef
5 88 (30.88%) Microsoft Azure
6 83 (29.12%) Windows
6 83 (29.12%) Microsoft
6 83 (29.12%) VMware
7 75 (26.32%) Oracle
8 73 (25.61%) Python
9 70 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
10 65 (22.81%) SaaS
11 63 (22.11%) Cloud Computing
12 62 (21.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 61 (21.40%) Big Data
14 58 (20.35%) MongoDB
15 56 (19.65%) Hadoop
16 55 (19.30%) JavaScript
17 54 (18.95%) Citrix
17 54 (18.95%) DevOps
18 53 (18.60%) DNS
19 52 (18.25%) Java
20 51 (17.89%) Visualisation
21 50 (17.54%) Apache Cassandra
21 50 (17.54%) Puppet
21 50 (17.54%) StatsD
21 50 (17.54%) .NET
22 49 (17.19%) Teradata
22 49 (17.19%) R
23 48 (16.84%) Tableau

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 44 (15.44%) Node.js
2 26 (9.12%) SharePoint
3 24 (8.42%) MS Exchange
3 24 (8.42%) OpenStack
4 23 (8.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (6.67%) IIS
7 12 (4.21%) Lync
8 11 (3.86%) Apache
9 10 (3.51%) Tomcat
10 9 (3.16%) Oracle Workflow
11 8 (2.81%) Eucalyptus
12 6 (2.11%) Office Communications Server
12 6 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (1.40%) Confluence
15 3 (1.05%) CMS
16 2 (0.70%) Umbraco
16 2 (0.70%) JBoss
16 2 (0.70%) nginx
Applications
1 27 (9.47%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.16%) MS Office
3 4 (1.40%) MS Project
4 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.81%) Primavera
2 2 (0.70%) Magento
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.35%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 127 (44.56%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (39.30%) PaaS
3 88 (30.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 65 (22.81%) SaaS
5 63 (22.11%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (8.07%) Office 365
7 9 (3.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (2.46%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (1.05%) IBM PureFlex
11 2 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.70%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.70%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.70%) Joyent
11 2 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.35%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 53 (18.60%) DNS
2 36 (12.63%) DHCP
3 34 (11.93%) Internet
4 31 (10.88%) SAN
5 27 (9.47%) VLAN
6 25 (8.77%) TCP/IP
7 24 (8.42%) LAN
7 24 (8.42%) NAS
7 24 (8.42%) Firewall
8 23 (8.07%) Network Security
9 18 (6.32%) VPN
10 16 (5.61%) WLAN
11 15 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
12 13 (4.56%) LDAP
13 11 (3.86%) WAN
13 11 (3.86%) Software-Defined Networking
14 7 (2.46%) MPLS
15 6 (2.11%) Cisco Nexus
16 4 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
16 4 (1.40%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (21.40%) Big Data
2 58 (20.35%) MongoDB
3 56 (19.65%) Hadoop
4 50 (17.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 48 (16.84%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (8.77%) SQL Server
7 9 (3.16%) MySQL
8 6 (2.11%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.75%) HBase
10 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.70%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.35%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (6.32%) Subversion
1 18 (6.32%) Jenkins
2 14 (4.91%) Git (software)
3 13 (4.56%) JIRA
4 11 (3.86%) Maven
5 10 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (2.81%) Ant
7 4 (1.40%) IntelliJ
7 4 (1.40%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.40%) Spock
7 4 (1.40%) Geb
8 3 (1.05%) Selenium
8 3 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.70%) MSI
9 2 (0.70%) JUnit
9 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.35%) Grunt
General
1 26 (9.12%) Finance
2 10 (3.51%) Banking
3 8 (2.81%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.46%) Marketing
5 6 (2.11%) Billing
6 4 (1.40%) Publishing
7 3 (1.05%) Games
7 3 (1.05%) Retail
8 2 (0.70%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 112 (39.30%) Architect
2 39 (13.68%) Technical Architect
3 31 (10.88%) Cloud Architect
4 26 (9.12%) Digital Architect
5 24 (8.42%) Digital Technical Architect
6 22 (7.72%) Consultant
7 21 (7.37%) Solutions Architect
8 20 (7.02%) Senior Architect
9 18 (6.32%) Security Architect
10 17 (5.96%) Senior Technical Architect
10 17 (5.96%) DevOps Engineer
11 16 (5.61%) Administrator
12 15 (5.26%) Analyst
13 14 (4.91%) Developer
14 13 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 12 (4.21%) Senior Digital Architect
16 11 (3.86%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
16 11 (3.86%) Test Manager
16 11 (3.86%) Infrastructure Architect
17 10 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (17.54%) .NET
2 41 (14.39%) AngularJS
3 39 (13.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 37 (12.98%) Web Services
5 10 (3.51%) .NET Framework
5 10 (3.51%) REST
6 6 (2.11%) JSON
7 4 (1.40%) SOAP
7 4 (1.40%) JMX
7 4 (1.40%) Spring
7 4 (1.40%) XML
7 4 (1.40%) Grails
7 4 (1.40%) RESTful
7 4 (1.40%) Apache Camel
7 4 (1.40%) JAX-RS
7 4 (1.40%) boto
7 4 (1.40%) Spring Boot
8 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.05%) HTML5
8 3 (1.05%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (17.89%) Visualisation
2 41 (14.39%) Data Centre
3 18 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
5 13 (4.56%) User Experience
6 11 (3.86%) Public Cloud
7 9 (3.16%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.81%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.81%) Enterprise Cloud
9 6 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.11%) Clustering
10 4 (1.40%) Device Driver
10 4 (1.40%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.40%) PMI
10 4 (1.40%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.70%) PKI
11 2 (0.70%) FMCG
11 2 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.70%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 97 (34.04%) Linux
2 83 (29.12%) Windows
3 38 (13.33%) UNIX
4 24 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (5.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (4.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (4.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (3.86%) CentOS
8 10 (3.51%) Ubuntu
9 6 (2.11%) Solaris
10 3 (1.05%) HPUX
10 3 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.70%) Debian
11 2 (0.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (18.95%) DevOps
3 48 (16.84%) Machine Learning
4 40 (14.04%) Configuration Management
5 32 (11.23%) Service Delivery
6 28 (9.82%) Migration
7 26 (9.12%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (7.72%) ITIL
9 20 (7.02%) Project Management
10 18 (6.32%) Workflow
10 18 (6.32%) Open Source
11 17 (5.96%) Capacity Management
11 17 (5.96%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (4.21%) E-Commerce
12 12 (4.21%) Time Management
12 12 (4.21%) Performance Management
13 11 (3.86%) Web Accessibility
13 11 (3.86%) Change Management
13 11 (3.86%) Cyber Security
14 10 (3.51%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 73 (25.61%) Python
2 55 (19.30%) JavaScript
3 52 (18.25%) Java
4 49 (17.19%) R
5 41 (14.39%) SQL
6 35 (12.28%) Ruby
7 19 (6.67%) PowerShell
8 17 (5.96%) Perl
8 17 (5.96%) Bash Shell
9 13 (4.56%) C
9 13 (4.56%) C#
10 9 (3.16%) C++
10 9 (3.16%) PHP
11 5 (1.75%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.40%) Groovy
13 3 (1.05%) VBScript
13 3 (1.05%) VB
14 2 (0.70%) PHP5
15 1 (0.35%) Scala
15 1 (0.35%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 21 (7.37%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.61%) CISSP
4 15 (5.26%) CISM
5 10 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.81%) CCNA
6 8 (2.81%) Degree
7 7 (2.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (2.11%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.75%) MCSE
9 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.40%) JNCIA
10 4 (1.40%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.40%) CCSA
11 3 (1.05%) MCSA
12 2 (0.70%) CCNP
12 2 (0.70%) MCP
12 2 (0.70%) MBA
12 2 (0.70%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.56%) SLA
2 10 (3.51%) QA
3 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.35%) EMIR
System Software
1 62 (21.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (12.98%) Active Directory
3 18 (6.32%) vSphere
4 17 (5.96%) Hyper-V
5 16 (5.61%) vCloud
6 11 (3.86%) Docker
7 6 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.11%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (1.75%) NFS
9 3 (1.05%) KVM
9 3 (1.05%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.70%) Firmware
10 2 (0.70%) XenServer
10 2 (0.70%) Gluster
10 2 (0.70%) GPFS
10 2 (0.70%) Ceph
11 1 (0.35%) HDFS
11 1 (0.35%) Varnish
11 1 (0.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 92 (32.28%) Opscode Chef
2 50 (17.54%) Puppet
2 50 (17.54%) StatsD
3 21 (7.37%) Ansible
4 15 (5.26%) vMotion
5 7 (2.46%) SCOM
6 5 (1.75%) Vagrant
7 4 (1.40%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.40%) WMI
7 4 (1.40%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (1.05%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.70%) Nagios
9 2 (0.70%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.70%) CFEngine
9 2 (0.70%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.70%) SCCM
9 2 (0.70%) yum
9 2 (0.70%) Graphite
9 2 (0.70%) logstash
Vendors
1 83 (29.12%) Microsoft
1 83 (29.12%) VMware
2 75 (26.32%) Oracle
3 54 (18.95%) Citrix
4 49 (17.19%) Teradata
5 48 (16.84%) Tableau
6 47 (16.49%) Apigee
6 47 (16.49%) Mashery
7 32 (11.23%) Red Hat
8 31 (10.88%) Cisco
9 24 (8.42%) HP
10 14 (4.91%) IBM
11 13 (4.56%) NetApp
12 10 (3.51%) Rackspace
12 10 (3.51%) EMC
13 9 (3.16%) SAP
14 8 (2.81%) 3PAR
15 6 (2.11%) Brocade
15 6 (2.11%) CA
16 5 (1.75%) Sybase
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