The table below looks at the statistics for IaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IaaS over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 334 361 376
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +15
Contract jobs citing IaaS 56 42 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.25% 0.18% 0.055%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.79% 4.03% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 34 5
Average daily rate
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£500 £440 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+53.57% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
IaaS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Cloud Services Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1478 1042 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.54% 4.59% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1000 727 408
Average daily rate £425 £425 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
- +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.38 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.43% -13.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.00 £76.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.75 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+96.07% -53.21%

IaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IaaS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

IaaS Jobs Demand Trend in London

IaaS
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IaaS across the London region.

IaaS Daily Rate Trend in London

IaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IaaS across the London region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

IaaS Daily Rate Histogram in London

IaaS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IaaS across the London region.

IaaS Hourly Rate Trend in London

IaaS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the London region over the 3 months to 27 May 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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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
City of London -4 9 £450 +28.57% 12
IaaS
England

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 56 (50.91%) PaaS
2 53 (48.18%) Windows
3 42 (38.18%) Linux
4 37 (33.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 34 (30.91%) VMware
6 33 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 31 (28.18%) Amazon AWS
8 26 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
8 26 (23.64%) SaaS
9 25 (22.73%) vSphere
10 24 (21.82%) SharePoint
11 23 (20.91%) Finance
11 23 (20.91%) Puppet
11 23 (20.91%) DevOps
12 22 (20.00%) Active Directory
13 20 (18.18%) SAN
13 20 (18.18%) Configuration Management
13 20 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
14 19 (17.27%) Data Centre
14 19 (17.27%) DNS
15 18 (16.36%) Migration
15 18 (16.36%) Office 365
16 17 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (15.45%) Firewall
16 17 (15.45%) IIS
17 16 (14.55%) MS Excel
18 15 (13.64%) Cisco
18 15 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (13.64%) OpenStack
18 15 (13.64%) Lync

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 24 (21.82%) SharePoint
2 17 (15.45%) IIS
3 15 (13.64%) Lync
3 15 (13.64%) OpenStack
4 12 (10.91%) MS Exchange
5 9 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (7.27%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (4.55%) Tomcat
7 5 (4.55%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (3.64%) Apache
9 3 (2.73%) Node.js
10 2 (1.82%) Confluence
10 2 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.91%) JBoss
11 1 (0.91%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.18%) MS Office
3 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.91%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 56 (50.91%) PaaS
2 37 (33.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (28.18%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (23.64%) SaaS
5 18 (16.36%) Office 365
6 11 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.82%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.91%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.91%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.91%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.18%) SAN
2 19 (17.27%) DNS
3 17 (15.45%) Firewall
4 13 (11.82%) NAS
5 10 (9.09%) VLAN
6 9 (8.18%) VPN
7 8 (7.27%) LDAP
8 7 (6.36%) TCP/IP
8 7 (6.36%) Internet
9 6 (5.45%) Network Security
10 4 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (3.64%) MPLS
11 3 (2.73%) VoIP
11 3 (2.73%) VPLS
12 2 (1.82%) PBX
13 1 (0.91%) LAN
13 1 (0.91%) WAN
13 1 (0.91%) SMTP
13 1 (0.91%) DHCP
13 1 (0.91%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.27%) MongoDB
3 7 (6.36%) Big Data
4 4 (3.64%) MySQL
4 4 (3.64%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.64%) EDRMS
4 4 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.82%) HBase
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.91%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.91%) OLAP
7 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.91%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 5 (4.55%) JIRA
1 5 (4.55%) TeamCity
1 5 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.64%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.73%) RSpec
3 3 (2.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.73%) Subversion
4 2 (1.82%) IntelliJ
4 2 (1.82%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.82%) Spock
4 2 (1.82%) Geb
5 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (20.91%) Finance
2 7 (6.36%) Publishing
3 6 (5.45%) Banking
4 5 (4.55%) Games
5 2 (1.82%) Retail
5 2 (1.82%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.91%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.91%) Legal
6 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (34.55%) Architect
2 17 (15.45%) Solutions Architect
3 13 (11.82%) Cloud Architect
4 12 (10.91%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (10.91%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 11 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (10.00%) Security Architect
6 9 (8.18%) Analyst
7 8 (7.27%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (6.36%) Administrator
9 6 (5.45%) Business Analyst
9 6 (5.45%) Consultant
10 5 (4.55%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 5 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.55%) Security Specialist
10 5 (4.55%) Cyber Security Architect
11 4 (3.64%) VMWare Administrator
11 4 (3.64%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (3.64%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 4 (3.64%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.18%) Web Services
2 4 (3.64%) .NET
3 3 (2.73%) RESTful
4 2 (1.82%) JAX-RS
4 2 (1.82%) Apache Camel
4 2 (1.82%) Spring Boot
4 2 (1.82%) XML
4 2 (1.82%) Middleware
4 2 (1.82%) JMX
4 2 (1.82%) Spring
4 2 (1.82%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (1.82%) Grails
5 1 (0.91%) XSD
5 1 (0.91%) XSLT
5 1 (0.91%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.27%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.91%) Clustering
3 11 (10.00%) Public Cloud
3 11 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (7.27%) Private Cloud
5 7 (6.36%) Spread Betting
6 6 (5.45%) CMDB
7 3 (2.73%) Online Games
8 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.82%) Wiki
8 2 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.91%) CESG
9 1 (0.91%) FMCG
9 1 (0.91%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.91%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 53 (48.18%) Windows
2 42 (38.18%) Linux
3 17 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (8.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.55%) CentOS
6 5 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.55%) UNIX
7 4 (3.64%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.73%) Solaris
9 1 (0.91%) AIX
9 1 (0.91%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.91%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.91%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.91%) DevOps
2 20 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 18 (16.36%) Migration
4 15 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (11.82%) Continuous Delivery
5 13 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (9.09%) Incident Management
7 9 (8.18%) Project Management
7 9 (8.18%) ITIL
8 8 (7.27%) Release Management
9 7 (6.36%) Network Management
9 7 (6.36%) PRINCE2
9 7 (6.36%) Service Management
9 7 (6.36%) Service Delivery
9 7 (6.36%) Business Analysis
9 7 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (5.45%) ITSM
10 6 (5.45%) E-Commerce
10 6 (5.45%) Requirements Engineering
10 6 (5.45%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.91%) Ruby
2 10 (9.09%) Python
2 10 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 10 (9.09%) SQL
3 9 (8.18%) Perl
4 7 (6.36%) C
5 6 (5.45%) Java
6 3 (2.73%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.82%) Groovy
7 2 (1.82%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.82%) C++
8 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.91%) C#
8 1 (0.91%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (10.00%) Degree
2 9 (8.18%) CISSP
3 8 (7.27%) CISM
4 7 (6.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (5.45%) PMP
5 6 (5.45%) PMI Certification
5 6 (5.45%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.45%) VCDX
5 6 (5.45%) VCAP
6 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.73%) CCSA
8 2 (1.82%) GCIA
8 2 (1.82%) GCIH
8 2 (1.82%) GIAC
8 2 (1.82%) JNCIA
8 2 (1.82%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.82%) GCED
8 2 (1.82%) CCNA
9 1 (0.91%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.82%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.91%) SLA
3 1 (0.91%) EMIR
System Software
1 26 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (22.73%) vSphere
3 22 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 14 (12.73%) Hyper-V
5 9 (8.18%) vCloud
6 6 (5.45%) NFS
6 6 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (5.45%) VMware ESX
7 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (3.64%) Firmware
8 4 (3.64%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (3.64%) UAG
8 4 (3.64%) Docker
9 3 (2.73%) GPFS
9 3 (2.73%) Ceph
9 3 (2.73%) Gluster
9 3 (2.73%) KVM
9 3 (2.73%) XenApp
10 2 (1.82%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.91%) Squid
Systems Management
1 23 (20.91%) Puppet
2 20 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.45%) Ansible
4 4 (3.64%) AirWatch
4 4 (3.64%) SCCM
5 3 (2.73%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.73%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.73%) CFEngine
5 3 (2.73%) Cobbler
5 3 (2.73%) yum
5 3 (2.73%) Salt
6 2 (1.82%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (1.82%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.91%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.91%) StatsD
7 1 (0.91%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 34 (30.91%) VMware
2 33 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (13.64%) Cisco
4 9 (8.18%) Red Hat
5 8 (7.27%) HP
6 7 (6.36%) Oracle
6 7 (6.36%) Brocade
7 6 (5.45%) 3PAR
7 6 (5.45%) WorldPay
7 6 (5.45%) NetApp
8 5 (4.55%) Sybase
8 5 (4.55%) IBM
8 5 (4.55%) Rackspace
9 4 (3.64%) Blue Coat
9 4 (3.64%) Sophos
9 4 (3.64%) Mercator
10 3 (2.73%) Symantec
10 3 (2.73%) Citrix
11 2 (1.82%) SAP
11 2 (1.82%) Teradata
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