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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 348 352 393
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +41
Contract jobs citing IaaS 58 54 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.25% 0.23% 0.095%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.58% 4.26% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 47 17
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£550 £488 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £390 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £585 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £413
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.00
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
1622 1267 776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.89% 5.37% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1169 857 603
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% +2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+30.30% -48.43%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -5 14 £550 +20.54% 5
Croydon -16 1 £525 +16.66%
IaaS
England

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (52.83%) PaaS
2 42 (39.62%) VMware
3 39 (36.79%) Windows
4 35 (33.02%) Linux
4 35 (33.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 33 (31.13%) Microsoft
6 31 (29.25%) Amazon AWS
7 29 (27.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 25 (23.58%) SaaS
9 21 (19.81%) DevOps
9 21 (19.81%) Data Centre
10 19 (17.92%) Finance
11 17 (16.04%) Cisco
12 16 (15.09%) Active Directory
12 16 (15.09%) CISSP
12 16 (15.09%) MS Excel
12 16 (15.09%) SharePoint
13 15 (14.15%) Migration
13 15 (14.15%) CISM
13 15 (14.15%) Red Hat
14 14 (13.21%) DNS
15 13 (12.26%) HP
15 13 (12.26%) Service Delivery
15 13 (12.26%) Firewall
15 13 (12.26%) Cloud Computing
15 13 (12.26%) vSphere
15 13 (12.26%) OpenStack
16 12 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
16 12 (11.32%) Workflow
16 12 (11.32%) SAN

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 16 (15.09%) SharePoint
2 13 (12.26%) OpenStack
3 8 (7.55%) Lync
3 8 (7.55%) IIS
4 7 (6.60%) MS Exchange
4 7 (6.60%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (5.66%) Eucalyptus
6 5 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (4.72%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (3.77%) Node.js
7 4 (3.77%) Confluence
8 3 (2.83%) Apache
8 3 (2.83%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.94%) JBoss
9 1 (0.94%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.94%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 16 (15.09%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Magento
1 1 (0.94%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 56 (52.83%) PaaS
2 35 (33.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (29.25%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (23.58%) SaaS
5 13 (12.26%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (9.43%) Office 365
7 2 (1.89%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.89%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.89%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.94%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.94%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.94%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.21%) DNS
2 13 (12.26%) Firewall
3 12 (11.32%) SAN
4 11 (10.38%) Network Security
5 6 (5.66%) NAS
5 6 (5.66%) Software-Defined Networking
5 6 (5.66%) Internet
6 5 (4.72%) LDAP
6 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.72%) VPN
7 4 (3.77%) VLAN
8 3 (2.83%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.89%) DHCP
9 2 (1.89%) LAN
9 2 (1.89%) WAN
10 1 (0.94%) SMTP
10 1 (0.94%) VoIP
10 1 (0.94%) FTP
10 1 (0.94%) SSH
10 1 (0.94%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.38%) Big Data
2 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.66%) Hadoop
4 5 (4.72%) HBase
5 4 (3.77%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.83%) MySQL
7 2 (1.89%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.89%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.94%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (6.60%) JIRA
2 6 (5.66%) Subversion
3 5 (4.72%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.77%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.77%) Spock
4 4 (3.77%) Geb
4 4 (3.77%) IntelliJ
5 3 (2.83%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.94%) Grunt
6 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.94%) Maven
6 1 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.94%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (17.92%) Finance
2 7 (6.60%) Banking
3 4 (3.77%) Publishing
3 4 (3.77%) Games
4 2 (1.89%) Retail
4 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.94%) Marketing
5 1 (0.94%) Korean Language
5 1 (0.94%) Online Betting
5 1 (0.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (46.23%) Architect
2 19 (17.92%) Security Architect
2 19 (17.92%) Cloud Architect
3 13 (12.26%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (9.43%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 10 (9.43%) Cyber Security Architect
5 7 (6.60%) Administrator
6 6 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Consultant
7 5 (4.72%) Developer
7 5 (4.72%) Security Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) VMWare Administrator
8 4 (3.77%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (3.77%) Security Specialist
9 3 (2.83%) Test Manager
9 3 (2.83%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.55%) Web Services
2 4 (3.77%) JMX
2 4 (3.77%) Spring
2 4 (3.77%) Grails
2 4 (3.77%) RESTful
2 4 (3.77%) JAX-RS
2 4 (3.77%) Apache Camel
2 4 (3.77%) Spring Boot
3 3 (2.83%) .NET
4 2 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (1.89%) Middleware
5 1 (0.94%) HTML
5 1 (0.94%) J2EE
5 1 (0.94%) CSS
5 1 (0.94%) XML
5 1 (0.94%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.94%) HTML5
5 1 (0.94%) CSS3
5 1 (0.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.81%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.66%) Clustering
3 6 (5.66%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (5.66%) Public Cloud
3 6 (5.66%) Enterprise Cloud
4 3 (2.83%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.83%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.89%) Online Games
5 2 (1.89%) FMCG
5 2 (1.89%) CMDB
5 2 (1.89%) Wiki
5 2 (1.89%) CESG
5 2 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.94%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.94%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.94%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.94%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.94%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 39 (36.79%) Windows
2 35 (33.02%) Linux
3 10 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (8.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (6.60%) CentOS
5 7 (6.60%) UNIX
6 6 (5.66%) Ubuntu
7 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.77%) Solaris
9 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.94%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.81%) DevOps
2 15 (14.15%) Migration
3 13 (12.26%) Service Delivery
4 12 (11.32%) Workflow
4 12 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (10.38%) Cyber Security
5 11 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (8.49%) Open Source
6 9 (8.49%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (8.49%) Configuration Management
6 9 (8.49%) Project Management
6 9 (8.49%) ITIL
7 8 (7.55%) Change Management
8 7 (6.60%) Performance Management
9 6 (5.66%) Capacity Management
9 6 (5.66%) E-Commerce
9 6 (5.66%) Information Security
10 5 (4.72%) Incident Management
10 5 (4.72%) TDD
10 5 (4.72%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.38%) Python
1 11 (10.38%) Bash Shell
2 10 (9.43%) SQL
3 9 (8.49%) C
3 9 (8.49%) Java
4 8 (7.55%) Perl
5 6 (5.66%) Ruby
6 5 (4.72%) C++
7 4 (3.77%) Groovy
8 3 (2.83%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.83%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.94%) C#
9 1 (0.94%) PHP
9 1 (0.94%) Scala
9 1 (0.94%) R
9 1 (0.94%) Go
Qualifications
1 16 (15.09%) CISSP
2 15 (14.15%) CISM
3 10 (9.43%) Security Cleared
4 8 (7.55%) SC Cleared
5 7 (6.60%) CCNA
5 7 (6.60%) Degree
5 7 (6.60%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.77%) JNCIA
6 4 (3.77%) CCSA
7 3 (2.83%) PMP
7 3 (2.83%) PMI Certification
7 3 (2.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.89%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.89%) MCSE
8 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.94%) GCIA
9 1 (0.94%) GCIH
9 1 (0.94%) GIAC
9 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.55%) SLA
2 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.89%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.94%) EMIR
System Software
1 29 (27.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (15.09%) Active Directory
3 13 (12.26%) vSphere
4 7 (6.60%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.66%) NFS
5 6 (5.66%) VMware ESX
5 6 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (5.66%) Docker
6 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (3.77%) Firmware
8 3 (2.83%) Gluster
8 3 (2.83%) GPFS
8 3 (2.83%) Ceph
8 3 (2.83%) KVM
9 2 (1.89%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.89%) UAG
10 1 (0.94%) HDFS
10 1 (0.94%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.94%) Squid
Systems Management
1 11 (10.38%) Puppet
2 8 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.77%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (2.83%) Ansible
4 3 (2.83%) CFEngine
4 3 (2.83%) yum
4 3 (2.83%) Cobbler
4 3 (2.83%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.83%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.89%) SCCM
5 2 (1.89%) Salt
5 2 (1.89%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.94%) StatsD
6 1 (0.94%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.94%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 42 (39.62%) VMware
2 33 (31.13%) Microsoft
3 17 (16.04%) Cisco
4 15 (14.15%) Red Hat
5 13 (12.26%) HP
6 9 (8.49%) IBM
6 9 (8.49%) Oracle
7 7 (6.60%) Rackspace
8 6 (5.66%) 3PAR
8 6 (5.66%) Brocade
9 5 (4.72%) Sybase
9 5 (4.72%) SAP
9 5 (4.72%) NetApp
10 3 (2.83%) Citrix
10 3 (2.83%) Symantec
11 2 (1.89%) Sophos
11 2 (1.89%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.89%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.89%) WorldPay
11 2 (1.89%) EMC
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