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 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 284 305 370
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +65
Contract jobs citing IaaS 129 100 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.61% 0.48% 0.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.63% 8.03% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 68 25
Average daily rate £523 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £393 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £555 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £565
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -15.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £100.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.86
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
1947 1246 762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.21% 5.98% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1463 874 525
Average daily rate £475 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 11
Average hourly rate £25.63 £28.13 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +65.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.50 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £39.50 £35.90
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 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 5 February 2016.

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 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
City of London +35 13 £475 -5.00% 7
Hayes - 2 £560 - 1
Hounslow - 2 £560 -
IaaS
England

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 135 (61.09%) PaaS
2 93 (42.08%) SaaS
3 78 (35.29%) Linux
4 74 (33.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 66 (29.86%) Windows
6 65 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
7 63 (28.51%) Microsoft
8 61 (27.60%) DevOps
9 57 (25.79%) VMware
10 53 (23.98%) Puppet
11 48 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
12 46 (20.81%) Java
13 44 (19.91%) Continuous Integration
14 42 (19.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 38 (17.19%) Open Source
16 37 (16.74%) Security Cleared
17 36 (16.29%) SC Cleared
18 33 (14.93%) Data Centre
19 30 (13.57%) Automated Testing
20 29 (13.12%) Unix
20 29 (13.12%) Python
20 29 (13.12%) Opscode Chef
21 24 (10.86%) CISSP
21 24 (10.86%) Migration
22 23 (10.41%) Docker
22 23 (10.41%) JIRA
23 22 (9.95%) Finance
23 22 (9.95%) Oracle
24 20 (9.05%) SQL
24 20 (9.05%) Office 365

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 20 (9.05%) OpenStack
2 19 (8.60%) Confluence
2 19 (8.60%) JBoss
3 13 (5.88%) Cloud Foundry
4 12 (5.43%) Node.js
5 11 (4.98%) Tomcat
6 9 (4.07%) IIS
7 8 (3.62%) Lync
8 7 (3.17%) WebSphere
9 6 (2.71%) SharePoint
10 5 (2.26%) Apache
10 5 (2.26%) nginx
11 4 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.36%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.90%) Drupal
13 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.90%) Mule
Applications
1 19 (8.60%) HipChat
2 17 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.26%) MS Office
4 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.62%) Primavera
2 3 (1.36%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.90%) Magento
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.45%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 135 (61.09%) PaaS
2 93 (42.08%) SaaS
3 74 (33.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 65 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (9.05%) Office 365
6 8 (3.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.81%) Google Apps
10 3 (1.36%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.36%) Google Drive
11 2 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.90%) Heroku
11 2 (0.90%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.90%) Route 53
11 2 (0.90%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.14%) SAN
2 17 (7.69%) Firewall
3 16 (7.24%) Internet
4 13 (5.88%) WAN
5 12 (5.43%) LAN
6 7 (3.17%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (3.17%) DNS
6 7 (3.17%) VPN
7 6 (2.71%) Unified Communications
8 5 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.81%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.81%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.81%) Network Security
9 4 (1.81%) Skype
10 3 (1.36%) BIG-IP
10 3 (1.36%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.36%) MPLS
10 3 (1.36%) NAS
10 3 (1.36%) Software-Defined Networking
10 3 (1.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.69%) MySQL
2 10 (4.52%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.07%) MongoDB
4 8 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (2.71%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.36%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.36%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.36%) Redis
7 3 (1.36%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.90%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.90%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.90%) HBase
8 2 (0.90%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.90%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 23 (10.41%) JIRA
2 13 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.52%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.71%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (2.71%) Subversion
5 5 (2.26%) SpecFlow
5 5 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.26%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.36%) Selenium
7 1 (0.45%) Ant
7 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.45%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.45%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.45%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.45%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.45%) Mocha
7 1 (0.45%) Moq
7 1 (0.45%) NUnit
7 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (9.95%) Finance
2 8 (3.62%) Games
3 7 (3.17%) Banking
3 7 (3.17%) Marketing
4 6 (2.71%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.90%) Legal
5 2 (0.90%) Publishing
6 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.45%) French Language
6 1 (0.45%) German Language
6 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.45%) Law
6 1 (0.45%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 72 (32.58%) Architect
2 37 (16.74%) Solutions Architect
3 24 (10.86%) Consultant
4 17 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 16 (7.24%) Cloud Architect
5 16 (7.24%) Cloud Engineer
6 13 (5.88%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 13 (5.88%) Security Engineer
7 12 (5.43%) Azure Architect
7 12 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (4.98%) Enterprise Architect
8 11 (4.98%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.52%) Developer
10 9 (4.07%) Test Manager
11 8 (3.62%) AWS Architect
11 8 (3.62%) Infrastructure Architect
11 8 (3.62%) Security Architect
11 8 (3.62%) Senior Cloud Engineer
11 8 (3.62%) Senior Security Engineer
12 6 (2.71%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.14%) Web Services
2 16 (7.24%) .NET
3 8 (3.62%) Middleware
4 7 (3.17%) ASP.NET
4 7 (3.17%) jQuery
5 6 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (2.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (2.71%) CSS
6 5 (2.26%) LAMP
6 5 (2.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (1.81%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.81%) J2EE
7 4 (1.81%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (1.81%) RESTful
7 4 (1.81%) Silverlight
8 3 (1.36%) ADO.NET
8 3 (1.36%) HTML
8 3 (1.36%) OAuth
8 3 (1.36%) REST
8 3 (1.36%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.93%) Data Centre
2 19 (8.60%) Private Cloud
3 11 (4.98%) Public Cloud
4 9 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.62%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (3.17%) Online Games
6 7 (3.17%) User Experience
7 6 (2.71%) PMI
8 4 (1.81%) BYOD
8 4 (1.81%) Clustering
8 4 (1.81%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.81%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.81%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.81%) Social Media
9 3 (1.36%) EMC VMAX
9 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (1.36%) Fintech
9 3 (1.36%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.36%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 78 (35.29%) Linux
2 66 (29.86%) Windows
3 29 (13.12%) Unix
4 7 (3.17%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.26%) Android
5 5 (2.26%) Ubuntu
5 5 (2.26%) Windows Phone
6 4 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.81%) Solaris
7 3 (1.36%) CentOS
7 3 (1.36%) Debian
7 3 (1.36%) VMS
8 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.90%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.90%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.90%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (27.60%) DevOps
2 48 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (19.91%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (17.19%) Open Source
5 30 (13.57%) Automated Testing
6 24 (10.86%) Migration
7 19 (8.60%) Change Management
8 18 (8.14%) Configuration Management
8 18 (8.14%) PRINCE2
9 17 (7.69%) Project Management
10 15 (6.79%) High Availability
10 15 (6.79%) Security Architecture
11 14 (6.33%) Information Security
11 14 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (5.88%) ITIL
12 13 (5.88%) Scrum
12 13 (5.88%) TOGAF
13 11 (4.98%) SOA
14 10 (4.52%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 46 (20.81%) Java
2 29 (13.12%) Python
3 20 (9.05%) SQL
4 11 (4.98%) Ruby
5 10 (4.52%) Bash Shell
5 10 (4.52%) C#
6 6 (2.71%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.26%) Go
8 4 (1.81%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.81%) Perl
8 4 (1.81%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.81%) XAML
9 3 (1.36%) C++
9 3 (1.36%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (0.90%) PHP
11 1 (0.45%) C
11 1 (0.45%) Clojure
11 1 (0.45%) R
11 1 (0.45%) Scala
11 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (16.74%) Security Cleared
2 36 (16.29%) SC Cleared
3 24 (10.86%) CISSP
4 17 (7.69%) CISM
5 13 (5.88%) Degree
6 8 (3.62%) CCNA
6 8 (3.62%) CCSA
6 8 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.62%) JNCIA
7 6 (2.71%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.81%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.36%) GCED
9 3 (1.36%) GCIA
9 3 (1.36%) GCIH
9 3 (1.36%) GIAC
9 3 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.90%) MCSE
10 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.45%) MCSA
11 1 (0.45%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.26%) QA
3 3 (1.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (1.36%) ISO27002
4 2 (0.90%) COBIT
System Software
1 42 (19.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (10.41%) Docker
3 17 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.24%) Active Directory
5 11 (4.98%) VMware ESX
6 10 (4.52%) XenApp
7 9 (4.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (4.07%) XenDesktop
8 7 (3.17%) NFS
8 7 (3.17%) vSphere
8 7 (3.17%) Xen
9 5 (2.26%) vCloud
10 2 (0.90%) KVM
10 2 (0.90%) LXC
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.45%) SRDF
11 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 53 (23.98%) Puppet
2 29 (13.12%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (6.33%) Ansible
4 13 (5.88%) SCCM
5 9 (4.07%) CFEngine
6 6 (2.71%) Kubernetes
7 5 (2.26%) Mesos
7 5 (2.26%) SCOM
8 4 (1.81%) Windows Intune
9 3 (1.36%) Terraform
10 2 (0.90%) Nagios
11 1 (0.45%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.45%) Graphite
11 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.45%) MOM
11 1 (0.45%) Packer
11 1 (0.45%) Salt
11 1 (0.45%) SCSM
11 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (28.51%) Microsoft
2 57 (25.79%) VMware
3 22 (9.95%) Oracle
4 19 (8.60%) Atlassian
4 19 (8.60%) Rackspace
5 16 (7.24%) Cisco
5 16 (7.24%) Google
6 10 (4.52%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (4.07%) F5
8 7 (3.17%) Sybase
9 6 (2.71%) Citrix
9 6 (2.71%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.71%) Sage
10 4 (1.81%) EMC
10 4 (1.81%) HP
11 3 (1.36%) Apple
11 3 (1.36%) IBM
12 2 (0.90%) NetApp
12 2 (0.90%) SAP
12 2 (0.90%) Siebel
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