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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 367 410 395
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -15
Contract jobs citing IaaS 53 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.095% 0.043%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.23% 3.82% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 16 9
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£475 £488 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £438 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £644 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £449 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.18% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.50 -
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
1013 629 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.14% 2.50% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 469 285
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £125 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +32 8 £463 -15.98%
Westminster - - - -
IaaS
England

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 58 (63.74%) PaaS
2 48 (52.75%) SaaS
3 29 (31.87%) Linux
4 23 (25.27%) Windows
5 22 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
7 16 (17.58%) Web Services
8 15 (16.48%) DevOps
9 13 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (14.29%) ITIL
9 13 (14.29%) TOGAF
9 13 (14.29%) Puppet
9 13 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
9 13 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
10 12 (13.19%) Service Delivery
10 12 (13.19%) VMware
11 11 (12.09%) Migration
11 11 (12.09%) HP
11 11 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (10.99%) Security Cleared
12 10 (10.99%) OpenStack
12 10 (10.99%) Oracle
12 10 (10.99%) Finance
13 9 (9.89%) Change Management
13 9 (9.89%) Project Management
13 9 (9.89%) Java
13 9 (9.89%) vSphere
13 9 (9.89%) Load Balancing
14 8 (8.79%) Ruby
14 8 (8.79%) SAN

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (10.99%) OpenStack
2 7 (7.69%) IIS
3 5 (5.49%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.49%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.40%) Lync
4 4 (4.40%) nginx
5 3 (3.30%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.30%) Apache
5 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.30%) Jetty
5 3 (3.30%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (3.30%) CloudStack
5 3 (3.30%) Node.js
6 2 (2.20%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 58 (63.74%) PaaS
2 48 (52.75%) SaaS
3 13 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (5.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.79%) SAN
1 8 (8.79%) DNS
1 8 (8.79%) Firewall
2 7 (7.69%) NAS
3 6 (6.59%) SNMP
4 5 (5.49%) SSL
5 4 (4.40%) VLAN
5 4 (4.40%) VPN
5 4 (4.40%) MPLS
6 3 (3.30%) PBX
6 3 (3.30%) WAN
6 3 (3.30%) LDAP
6 3 (3.30%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (3.30%) VPLS
6 3 (3.30%) Network Security
7 2 (2.20%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.20%) Wireless
8 1 (1.10%) OpenFlow
8 1 (1.10%) DWDM
8 1 (1.10%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) Hadoop
2 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.49%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (4.40%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.30%) Big Data
5 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.49%) JIRA
2 4 (4.40%) RSpec
3 3 (3.30%) Bugzilla
3 3 (3.30%) NUnit
3 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.20%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (10.99%) Finance
2 4 (4.40%) Publishing
3 3 (3.30%) Legal
3 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.20%) Banking
4 2 (2.20%) Local Government
4 2 (2.20%) Advertising
4 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.10%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 32 (35.16%) Architect
2 13 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
3 11 (12.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (8.79%) Lead Architect
4 8 (8.79%) Transition Manager
4 8 (8.79%) Service Manager
4 8 (8.79%) Service Transition Manager
5 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (6.59%) Analyst
5 6 (6.59%) Consultant
5 6 (6.59%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.49%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (4.40%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Security Consultant
8 3 (3.30%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.58%) Web Services
2 3 (3.30%) Middleware
2 3 (3.30%) XML
2 3 (3.30%) XSD
2 3 (3.30%) XSL
2 3 (3.30%) WCF
2 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 2 (2.20%) REST
3 2 (2.20%) JSON
4 1 (1.10%) Sensu
4 1 (1.10%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.59%) Open Source
2 5 (5.49%) Clustering
3 4 (4.40%) Spread Betting
4 3 (3.30%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.20%) CESG
5 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.10%) Firmware
6 1 (1.10%) Derivative
6 1 (1.10%) NGOSS
6 1 (1.10%) PKI
6 1 (1.10%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.10%) RMADS
6 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 29 (31.87%) Linux
2 23 (25.27%) Windows
3 6 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (5.49%) UNIX
5 4 (4.40%) AIX
6 3 (3.30%) HPUX
6 3 (3.30%) Solaris
7 2 (2.20%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.20%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (16.48%) DevOps
3 13 (14.29%) ITIL
3 13 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 12 (13.19%) Service Delivery
5 11 (12.09%) Migration
6 9 (9.89%) Change Management
6 9 (9.89%) Project Management
6 9 (9.89%) Load Balancing
7 8 (8.79%) SOA
8 6 (6.59%) Validation
9 5 (5.49%) Configuration Management
9 5 (5.49%) OO
9 5 (5.49%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (4.40%) Scrum
10 4 (4.40%) Information Security
10 4 (4.40%) GAP Analysis
10 4 (4.40%) Security Management
10 4 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.89%) Java
2 8 (8.79%) Ruby
3 5 (5.49%) C#
3 5 (5.49%) Python
4 2 (2.20%) C++
4 2 (2.20%) VBScript
5 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.10%) Perl
5 1 (1.10%) PHP
5 1 (1.10%) SQL
5 1 (1.10%) C
5 1 (1.10%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (10.99%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.69%) Degree
3 6 (6.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (5.49%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.49%) VCDX
4 5 (5.49%) VCAP
5 4 (4.40%) CISSP
6 2 (2.20%) CISA
6 2 (2.20%) CISM
7 1 (1.10%) RHCE
7 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.10%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) SLA
2 3 (3.30%) COBIT
3 2 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (9.89%) vSphere
3 5 (5.49%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.49%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.49%) vCloud
4 2 (2.20%) KVM
5 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.10%) NFS
5 1 (1.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (14.29%) Puppet
2 5 (5.49%) Nagios
3 3 (3.30%) Opsview
3 3 (3.30%) collectd
3 3 (3.30%) Ansible
4 2 (2.20%) SCCM
4 2 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.10%) Pingdom
5 1 (1.10%) Kibana
5 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.10%) Nessus
5 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.19%) VMware
3 11 (12.09%) HP
4 10 (10.99%) Oracle
5 6 (6.59%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.59%) Citrix
6 5 (5.49%) Cisco
6 5 (5.49%) IBM
7 3 (3.30%) Adobe
7 3 (3.30%) SAP
7 3 (3.30%) Akamai
8 2 (2.20%) Cognizant
9 1 (1.10%) SaltStack
9 1 (1.10%) NetApp
9 1 (1.10%) JBoss