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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 362 389 409
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +20
Contract jobs citing IaaS 50 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.12% 0.053%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.91% 4.39% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 23 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £404 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £783
UK excluding London average daily rate £474 £400 £454
% change year-on-year
+18.43% -11.89%
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
1018 661 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.20% 2.67% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 513 325
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £125 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -61.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-53.10% +39.42%

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 21 August 2014.

IaaS Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 August 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
City of London +35 8 £481 -12.57% 5
IaaS
England

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 61 (65.59%) PaaS
2 50 (53.76%) SaaS
3 26 (27.96%) Linux
4 25 (26.88%) Windows
5 21 (22.58%) Microsoft
6 16 (17.20%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (16.13%) Web Services
7 15 (16.13%) TOGAF
8 14 (15.05%) Oracle
8 14 (15.05%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (13.98%) SOA
9 13 (13.98%) HP
9 13 (13.98%) Security Cleared
9 13 (13.98%) Puppet
10 12 (12.90%) Service Delivery
10 12 (12.90%) Migration
10 12 (12.90%) VMware
10 12 (12.90%) DevOps
11 11 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (11.83%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (10.75%) ITIL
13 9 (9.68%) IIS
13 9 (9.68%) Firewall
13 9 (9.68%) Load Balancing
13 9 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (9.68%) vSphere
14 8 (8.60%) SAN
14 8 (8.60%) Change Management
14 8 (8.60%) Finance
14 8 (8.60%) Ruby

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 9 (9.68%) IIS
2 8 (8.60%) OpenStack
3 5 (5.38%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.38%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (4.30%) Lync
5 3 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (3.23%) nginx
5 3 (3.23%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.23%) Node.js
6 2 (2.15%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (2.15%) Apache
6 2 (2.15%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.15%) CloudStack
7 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.08%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.08%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 61 (65.59%) PaaS
2 50 (53.76%) SaaS
3 16 (17.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (11.83%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (5.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.68%) Firewall
2 8 (8.60%) SAN
3 7 (7.53%) NAS
4 6 (6.45%) SNMP
5 5 (5.38%) DNS
5 5 (5.38%) SSL
5 5 (5.38%) SSH
6 4 (4.30%) VLAN
6 4 (4.30%) MPLS
6 4 (4.30%) Kerberos
6 4 (4.30%) VPN
7 3 (3.23%) LDAP
7 3 (3.23%) PBX
7 3 (3.23%) WAN
7 3 (3.23%) VPLS
7 3 (3.23%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (2.15%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (2.15%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.15%) Wireless
9 1 (1.08%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.45%) Hadoop
3 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.30%) VLDB
4 4 (4.30%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.15%) Big Data
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Bugzilla
1 5 (5.38%) NUnit
1 5 (5.38%) JIRA
1 5 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.30%) RSpec
3 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (8.60%) Finance
2 4 (4.30%) Publishing
3 3 (3.23%) Legal
4 2 (2.15%) Advertising
4 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.15%) Local Government
4 2 (2.15%) German Language
5 1 (1.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.08%) Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (39.78%) Architect
2 14 (15.05%) Cloud Architect
3 8 (8.60%) Service Transition Manager
3 8 (8.60%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (8.60%) Transition Manager
3 8 (8.60%) Lead Architect
3 8 (8.60%) Service Manager
4 7 (7.53%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (6.45%) Consultant
5 6 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.38%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.38%) Integration Architect
6 5 (5.38%) Developer
6 5 (5.38%) BizTalk Developer
6 5 (5.38%) Senior BizTalk Developer
6 5 (5.38%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.38%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.30%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.13%) Web Services
2 7 (7.53%) Middleware
3 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 5 (5.38%) WCF
3 5 (5.38%) XML
3 5 (5.38%) XSD
3 5 (5.38%) XSL
4 1 (1.08%) Sensu
4 1 (1.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.38%) Clustering
2 4 (4.30%) PKI
2 4 (4.30%) Spread Betting
2 4 (4.30%) Open Source
3 2 (2.15%) CESG
4 1 (1.08%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.08%) Derivative
4 1 (1.08%) NGOSS
4 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.08%) RMADS
4 1 (1.08%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.96%) Linux
2 25 (26.88%) Windows
3 6 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.30%) AIX
5 3 (3.23%) HPUX
5 3 (3.23%) Solaris
6 2 (2.15%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.15%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.15%) UNIX
7 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.13%) TOGAF
2 13 (13.98%) SOA
3 12 (12.90%) Service Delivery
3 12 (12.90%) Migration
3 12 (12.90%) DevOps
4 10 (10.75%) ITIL
5 9 (9.68%) Load Balancing
6 8 (8.60%) Change Management
7 7 (7.53%) Project Management
7 7 (7.53%) OO
8 6 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (6.45%) Validation
9 5 (5.38%) Refactoring
9 5 (5.38%) Unit Testing
9 5 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (5.38%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (5.38%) CRM
9 5 (5.38%) EAI
9 5 (5.38%) Data Modelling
9 5 (5.38%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.60%) Ruby
2 7 (7.53%) C#
3 6 (6.45%) Java
4 2 (2.15%) C++
4 2 (2.15%) VBScript
4 2 (2.15%) Python
5 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.08%) Perl
5 1 (1.08%) PHP
5 1 (1.08%) SQL
5 1 (1.08%) Scala
5 1 (1.08%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (13.98%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.53%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (5.38%) VCDX
4 5 (5.38%) VCAP
5 4 (4.30%) Degree
6 2 (2.15%) CISSP
6 2 (2.15%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.08%) RHCE
7 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.08%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (9.68%) vSphere
3 5 (5.38%) vCloud
3 5 (5.38%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.38%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.08%) XenApp
4 1 (1.08%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (15.05%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (13.98%) Puppet
3 2 (2.15%) Nagios
3 2 (2.15%) Nessus
3 2 (2.15%) SCCM
3 2 (2.15%) collectd
3 2 (2.15%) Ansible
3 2 (2.15%) Opsview
4 1 (1.08%) Pingdom
4 1 (1.08%) Kibana
4 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.08%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 21 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.05%) Oracle
3 13 (13.98%) HP
4 12 (12.90%) VMware
5 6 (6.45%) Citrix
5 6 (6.45%) Cisco
6 5 (5.38%) IBM
7 4 (4.30%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.23%) Adobe
8 3 (3.23%) SAP
9 2 (2.15%) Cognizant
9 2 (2.15%) Akamai
10 1 (1.08%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.08%) SaltStack
10 1 (1.08%) Mercator
10 1 (1.08%) NetApp
10 1 (1.08%) JBoss
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