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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 359 426 486
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +60
Contract jobs citing IaaS 224 154 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.33% 0.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.19% 6.96% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 107 54
Average daily rate £500 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £555 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £565
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -15.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £100.00 £35.00 £29.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% +17.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.86
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
3619 2213 1362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.67% 4.80% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2567 1466 884
Average daily rate £450 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 73 30
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.95 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £16.86
% change year-on-year
+2.60% +12.67%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 +21 129 £523 +16.22% 54
South East +1 23 £425 -1.73% 33
North West -5 18 £425 -15.00% 5
Yorkshire +4 16 £600 +45.45% 5
West Midlands - 13 £560 - 7
East of England -2 12 £556 +17.10% 1
South West +2 6 £375 -31.81% 5
North East - 5 £700 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £360 - 3
Midlands - 1 £450 -
IaaS
UK

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 241 (56.71%) PaaS
2 162 (38.12%) SaaS
3 146 (34.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 144 (33.88%) Amazon AWS
5 134 (31.53%) Linux
6 129 (30.35%) Microsoft
7 125 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
8 113 (26.59%) Windows
9 103 (24.24%) VMware
10 90 (21.18%) DevOps
11 80 (18.82%) Puppet
12 76 (17.88%) Java
13 72 (16.94%) VMware Infrastructure
14 67 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
14 67 (15.76%) Opscode Chef
15 62 (14.59%) Data Centre
16 59 (13.88%) Security Cleared
16 59 (13.88%) Python
17 55 (12.94%) SC Cleared
18 53 (12.47%) .NET
19 52 (12.24%) Oracle
20 51 (12.00%) Finance
21 48 (11.29%) Configuration Management
21 48 (11.29%) Unix
21 48 (11.29%) TOGAF
21 48 (11.29%) Open Source
22 46 (10.82%) Web Services
23 45 (10.59%) ITIL
24 44 (10.35%) SQL Server
25 43 (10.12%) SOA

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 35 (8.24%) Node.js
1 35 (8.24%) SharePoint
2 27 (6.35%) JBoss
3 25 (5.88%) OpenStack
4 22 (5.18%) Confluence
5 19 (4.47%) IIS
6 17 (4.00%) Tomcat
7 14 (3.29%) Cloud Foundry
8 12 (2.82%) Apache
9 9 (2.12%) Lync
10 8 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (1.88%) MS Exchange
11 7 (1.65%) WebSphere
12 6 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (1.18%) nginx
14 4 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.71%) Apache Spark
15 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
15 3 (0.71%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 29 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.47%) HipChat
3 7 (1.65%) MS Office
4 5 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.88%) Primavera
2 7 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.41%) Maximo
4 3 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.47%) Magento
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.24%) RMDS
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 241 (56.71%) PaaS
2 162 (38.12%) SaaS
3 146 (34.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 144 (33.88%) Amazon AWS
5 41 (9.65%) Office 365
6 33 (7.76%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (2.59%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.94%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.71%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.71%) Google Drive
11 3 (0.71%) Heroku
11 3 (0.71%) IBM PureFlex
11 3 (0.71%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.47%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 40 (9.41%) Internet
2 37 (8.71%) Firewall
3 31 (7.29%) WAN
4 30 (7.06%) LAN
5 26 (6.12%) SAN
6 25 (5.88%) DNS
7 15 (3.53%) Network Security
7 15 (3.53%) VPN
8 12 (2.82%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (2.35%) Unified Communications
9 10 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (2.12%) Extranet
10 9 (2.12%) Wireless
11 7 (1.65%) FTP
12 6 (1.41%) BIG-IP
12 6 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (1.41%) MPLS
13 5 (1.18%) BGP
13 5 (1.18%) DHCP
13 5 (1.18%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.35%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.35%) MongoDB
3 25 (5.88%) MySQL
4 22 (5.18%) Apache Cassandra
5 21 (4.94%) Hadoop
6 16 (3.76%) Relational Database
7 15 (3.53%) Big Data
7 15 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (2.35%) NoSQL
10 8 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (1.88%) GIS
11 6 (1.41%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.18%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.71%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.71%) CouchDB
14 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.71%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 33 (7.76%) JIRA
2 29 (6.82%) Git (software)
3 23 (5.41%) Jenkins
4 21 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (4.00%) Selenium
6 16 (3.76%) Visual Studio
7 13 (3.06%) Subversion
8 10 (2.35%) JUnit
8 10 (2.35%) SpecFlow
9 8 (1.88%) Maven
10 7 (1.65%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.41%) NUnit
11 6 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (1.18%) MSI
13 3 (0.71%) Vagrant
14 2 (0.47%) FxCop
14 2 (0.47%) Mocha
14 2 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
14 2 (0.47%) SoapUI
14 2 (0.47%) StyleCop
General
1 51 (12.00%) Finance
2 13 (3.06%) Marketing
3 12 (2.82%) Banking
3 12 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.35%) Games
5 9 (2.12%) Billing
6 7 (1.65%) Retail
7 4 (0.94%) Legal
8 2 (0.47%) Advertising
8 2 (0.47%) Electronics
8 2 (0.47%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) French Language
9 1 (0.24%) German Language
9 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 168 (39.53%) Architect
2 70 (16.47%) Solutions Architect
3 42 (9.88%) Consultant
4 31 (7.29%) DevOps Engineer
5 30 (7.06%) Infrastructure Architect
6 29 (6.82%) Enterprise Architect
7 28 (6.59%) Developer
8 27 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 25 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
10 22 (5.18%) Technical Architect
11 20 (4.71%) Cloud Architect
11 20 (4.71%) Project Manager
12 19 (4.47%) Azure Architect
13 18 (4.24%) Cloud Solutions Architect
13 18 (4.24%) Security Engineer
14 15 (3.53%) AWS Architect
14 15 (3.53%) Security Architect
15 13 (3.06%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
16 12 (2.82%) DevOps Consultant
16 12 (2.82%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (12.47%) .NET
2 46 (10.82%) Web Services
3 24 (5.65%) AngularJS
4 22 (5.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 19 (4.47%) REST
6 16 (3.76%) CSS
7 15 (3.53%) HTML
8 12 (2.82%) .NET Framework
8 12 (2.82%) ASP.NET
8 12 (2.82%) SOAP
9 10 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (2.35%) jQuery
9 10 (2.35%) LAMP
10 9 (2.12%) JSON
10 9 (2.12%) Middleware
11 6 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (1.41%) XML
12 5 (1.18%) Express
12 5 (1.18%) PhoneGap
12 5 (1.18%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 62 (14.59%) Data Centre
2 40 (9.41%) Private Cloud
3 26 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (5.65%) Public Cloud
5 20 (4.71%) Social Media
6 16 (3.76%) Hybrid Cloud
6 16 (3.76%) Visualisation
7 15 (3.53%) Management Information System
8 14 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (2.35%) User Experience
10 7 (1.65%) Cryptography
10 7 (1.65%) Online Games
11 6 (1.41%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.41%) Data Integration
11 6 (1.41%) PMI
12 5 (1.18%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (1.18%) Mainframe
12 5 (1.18%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.18%) VCE vBlock
13 4 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 134 (31.53%) Linux
2 113 (26.59%) Windows
3 48 (11.29%) Unix
4 32 (7.53%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (2.35%) Android
7 8 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.65%) Solaris
8 7 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.18%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.18%) Windows Phone
9 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.71%) CentOS
10 3 (0.71%) Debian
10 3 (0.71%) HPUX
10 3 (0.71%) VMS
11 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (21.18%) DevOps
3 67 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
4 48 (11.29%) Configuration Management
4 48 (11.29%) Open Source
4 48 (11.29%) TOGAF
5 45 (10.59%) ITIL
6 43 (10.12%) Migration
6 43 (10.12%) SOA
7 32 (7.53%) Automated Testing
7 32 (7.53%) Project Management
8 29 (6.82%) Enterprise Architecture
9 28 (6.59%) High Availability
10 26 (6.12%) Scrum
11 25 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
11 25 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
12 24 (5.65%) Change Management
13 23 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (5.18%) Information Security
14 22 (5.18%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (17.88%) Java
2 59 (13.88%) Python
3 38 (8.94%) SQL
4 32 (7.53%) JavaScript
4 32 (7.53%) PowerShell
5 25 (5.88%) Ruby
6 22 (5.18%) C#
7 13 (3.06%) R
8 10 (2.35%) Bash Shell
8 10 (2.35%) Perl
9 9 (2.12%) PHP
10 6 (1.41%) Go
11 4 (0.94%) C
11 4 (0.94%) C++
11 4 (0.94%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.94%) XAML
12 3 (0.71%) CoffeeScript
13 2 (0.47%) VB
14 1 (0.24%) ABAP
14 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (13.88%) Security Cleared
2 55 (12.94%) SC Cleared
3 31 (7.29%) CISSP
4 21 (4.94%) CISM
4 21 (4.94%) Degree
5 17 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (3.29%) CCNA
7 12 (2.82%) CCSA
7 12 (2.82%) DV Cleared
8 9 (2.12%) JNCIA
9 6 (1.41%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.18%) CCNP
10 5 (1.18%) MCSE
10 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.71%) GCIA
11 3 (0.71%) GCIH
11 3 (0.71%) GIAC
11 3 (0.71%) ISEB
11 3 (0.71%) MBA
11 3 (0.71%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (3.06%) QA
3 6 (1.41%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.71%) ISO27002
5 3 (0.71%) SSAE 16
6 2 (0.47%) COBIT
7 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 72 (16.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (8.71%) Active Directory
3 28 (6.59%) Hyper-V
4 24 (5.65%) Docker
5 16 (3.76%) XenApp
6 15 (3.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (3.06%) VMware ESX
8 11 (2.59%) XenDesktop
9 9 (2.12%) KVM
9 9 (2.12%) vSphere
10 8 (1.88%) vCloud
11 7 (1.65%) NFS
11 7 (1.65%) Xen
12 5 (1.18%) XenServer
13 3 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.47%) LXC
14 2 (0.47%) RHEV
14 2 (0.47%) UAG
15 1 (0.24%) HDFS
15 1 (0.24%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 80 (18.82%) Puppet
2 67 (15.76%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (6.12%) Ansible
4 18 (4.24%) SCCM
5 16 (3.76%) SCOM
5 16 (3.76%) StatsD
6 11 (2.59%) CFEngine
7 7 (1.65%) Kubernetes
8 5 (1.18%) Mesos
8 5 (1.18%) Nagios
8 5 (1.18%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.94%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 4 (0.94%) HP SiteScope
9 4 (0.94%) Windows Intune
10 3 (0.71%) EdgeSight
10 3 (0.71%) Packer
10 3 (0.71%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.71%) Terraform
11 2 (0.47%) Graphite
11 2 (0.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 129 (30.35%) Microsoft
2 103 (24.24%) VMware
3 52 (12.24%) Oracle
4 40 (9.41%) Citrix
5 33 (7.76%) Cisco
6 26 (6.12%) Google
7 23 (5.41%) Rackspace
8 21 (4.94%) HP
9 19 (4.47%) Atlassian
10 17 (4.00%) SAP
11 15 (3.53%) IBM
12 14 (3.29%) Apigee
12 14 (3.29%) Mashery
12 14 (3.29%) Red Hat
13 13 (3.06%) Tableau
13 13 (3.06%) Teradata
14 11 (2.59%) EMC
15 10 (2.35%) F5
15 10 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
16 8 (1.88%) NetApp
West Midlands (County)
Jenrick IT
Rate: Highly Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
The Resourcing Hub
Rate: From £550 to £580 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
England
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
The Creative Emporium Limited (TCE)
Rate: £650 - £675 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Southampton
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 26 days ago