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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 367 391 384
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -7
Contract jobs citing IaaS 52 28 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.11% 0.045%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.14% 4.37% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 16 8
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£500 £575 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £425 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £805 £569
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £488 £400
% change year-on-year
-12.82% +21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
1012 641 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.23% 2.57% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 458 237
Average daily rate £450 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £319 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £573 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.65% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £71.45 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -42.95%

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 November 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 November 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 +9 12 £488 -15.21% 3
Westminster - - - -
IaaS
England

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 60 (58.82%) PaaS
2 40 (39.22%) SaaS
3 30 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (26.47%) Linux
5 25 (24.51%) Microsoft
5 25 (24.51%) DevOps
6 19 (18.63%) HP
7 18 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
7 18 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
8 16 (15.69%) Migration
9 15 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (14.71%) Security Cleared
10 14 (13.73%) Load Balancing
10 14 (13.73%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (13.73%) Windows
11 13 (12.75%) Web Services
11 13 (12.75%) VMware
11 13 (12.75%) Service Delivery
11 13 (12.75%) Firewall
12 12 (11.76%) Finance
12 12 (11.76%) Puppet
12 12 (11.76%) Network Security
13 11 (10.78%) DNS
14 10 (9.80%) SNMP
14 10 (9.80%) WAN
14 10 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (9.80%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (8.82%) Hyper-V
15 9 (8.82%) TOGAF

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (7.84%) MS Exchange
1 8 (7.84%) OpenStack
2 7 (6.86%) Tomcat
3 6 (5.88%) IIS
4 5 (4.90%) Jetty
4 5 (4.90%) Lync
5 4 (3.92%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (3.92%) nginx
5 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.94%) Apache
6 3 (2.94%) CloudStack
7 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.96%) Node.js
7 2 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.98%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.98%) WordPress
8 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (5.88%) MS Office
2 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 60 (58.82%) PaaS
2 40 (39.22%) SaaS
3 18 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (9.80%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (6.86%) Office 365
6 1 (0.98%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.75%) Firewall
2 12 (11.76%) Network Security
3 11 (10.78%) DNS
4 10 (9.80%) SNMP
4 10 (9.80%) WAN
5 7 (6.86%) LAN
5 7 (6.86%) VLAN
6 6 (5.88%) VPN
6 6 (5.88%) SSL
6 6 (5.88%) SAN
7 5 (4.90%) MPLS
8 4 (3.92%) PBX
8 4 (3.92%) LDAP
8 4 (3.92%) VPLS
8 4 (3.92%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (3.92%) NAS
8 4 (3.92%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (2.94%) Wireless
10 1 (0.98%) IPsec
10 1 (0.98%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.84%) Hadoop
2 7 (6.86%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.92%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.94%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.96%) Big Data
7 1 (0.98%) MySQL
7 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.92%) SoapUI
2 4 (3.92%) JIRA
3 3 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.94%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.94%) RSpec
4 1 (0.98%) Hudson
4 1 (0.98%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.98%) Maven
4 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.98%) MSBuild
General
1 12 (11.76%) Finance
2 8 (7.84%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.84%) Local Government
3 4 (3.92%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.94%) Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Back Office
5 1 (0.98%) Legal
5 1 (0.98%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (35.29%) Architect
2 15 (14.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (11.76%) Lead Architect
4 11 (10.78%) Cloud Architect
4 11 (10.78%) Analyst
4 11 (10.78%) Infrastructure Architect
5 10 (9.80%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (7.84%) Service Manager
6 8 (7.84%) Service Transition Manager
6 8 (7.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Infrastructure Designer
6 8 (7.84%) Designer
6 8 (7.84%) Transition Manager
7 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.88%) Consultant
8 5 (4.90%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.90%) Security Architect
9 4 (3.92%) IT Architect
9 4 (3.92%) IT Security Architect
9 4 (3.92%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.75%) Web Services
2 4 (3.92%) JSON
2 4 (3.92%) REST
3 1 (0.98%) Sensu
3 1 (0.98%) Middleware
3 1 (0.98%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.88%) Clustering
2 5 (4.90%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.92%) Open Source
3 4 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.94%) Derivative
5 2 (1.96%) CESG
5 2 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.98%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.98%) PKI
6 1 (0.98%) Spread Betting
6 1 (0.98%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.47%) Linux
2 14 (13.73%) Windows
3 7 (6.86%) UNIX
4 3 (2.94%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.94%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.96%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.98%) AIX
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (24.51%) DevOps
3 16 (15.69%) Migration
4 15 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (13.73%) Load Balancing
6 13 (12.75%) Service Delivery
7 10 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (8.82%) Change Management
8 9 (8.82%) ITIL
8 9 (8.82%) Configuration Management
8 9 (8.82%) Validation
8 9 (8.82%) TOGAF
9 8 (7.84%) Scrum
9 8 (7.84%) Network Architecture
10 7 (6.86%) GAP Analysis
11 6 (5.88%) Project Management
11 6 (5.88%) Security Management
11 6 (5.88%) Information Security
12 5 (4.90%) Information Assurance
12 5 (4.90%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.82%) Java
2 8 (7.84%) Python
2 8 (7.84%) Ruby
3 5 (4.90%) Perl
4 3 (2.94%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.96%) SQL
6 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.98%) PHP
6 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.98%) C
6 1 (0.98%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.86%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.90%) CTC Cleared
3 5 (4.90%) CISSP
3 5 (4.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (4.90%) Degree
4 4 (3.92%) CISA
4 4 (3.92%) CISM
5 3 (2.94%) VCAP
6 2 (1.96%) VCP5
7 1 (0.98%) MCSE
7 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.98%) VCDX
7 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.98%) RHCE
7 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) SLA
1 4 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.92%) COBIT
2 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 10 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (8.82%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.84%) vSphere
4 7 (6.86%) Active Directory
5 4 (3.92%) KVM
6 3 (2.94%) vCloud
7 2 (1.96%) XenApp
8 1 (0.98%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.98%) Firmware
8 1 (0.98%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (13.73%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (11.76%) Puppet
3 7 (6.86%) Nagios
4 6 (5.88%) Ansible
5 4 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (2.94%) Opsview
6 3 (2.94%) Salt
6 3 (2.94%) collectd
6 3 (2.94%) SCCM
7 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.98%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.98%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.98%) Kibana
Vendors
1 25 (24.51%) Microsoft
2 19 (18.63%) HP
3 13 (12.75%) VMware
4 6 (5.88%) Cisco
4 6 (5.88%) IBM
5 5 (4.90%) Citrix
5 5 (4.90%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.92%) Oracle
7 3 (2.94%) SAP
7 3 (2.94%) Adobe
7 3 (2.94%) Akamai
8 2 (1.96%) NetApp
9 1 (0.98%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.98%) EMC