The table below looks at the statistics for IaaS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IaaS over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 286 432 470
Rank change year-on-year
+146 +38
Contract jobs citing IaaS 464 209 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.90% 6.24% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 134 122
Median daily rate £500 £480 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £328 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £475 £418
% change year-on-year
-1.05% +13.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Median hourly rate £47.25 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
5214 3350 2285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.72% 5.97% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3665 2183 1470
Median daily rate £463 £410 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.80% +1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 66 50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.20 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.79 £25.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-36.86% +66.66%

IaaS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing IaaS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

IaaS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IaaS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IaaS within the UK.

IaaS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IaaS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IaaS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

IaaS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IaaS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IaaS within the UK.

IaaS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IaaS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +174 453 £500 +5.26% 60
London +95 190 £525 - 33
South East +53 77 £450 +28.57% 14
North West +2 38 £430 -33.84% 3
Yorkshire +29 34 £475 -1.04% 2
West Midlands +11 34 £450 - 5
South West +29 28 £500 +11.11% 2
West Yorkshire +10 27 £475 -1.04% 2
Leeds +15 26 £463 -3.64% 1
Surrey +11 25 £465 +9.41% 3
Hampshire - 22 £525 - 7
East of England +22 20 £413 -2.94%
North East - 19 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 18 £500 -
Tyne and Wear - 18 £500 -
City of London +50 16 £525 +5.00% 6
Berkshire +11 15 £450 - 3
Bristol - 13 £588 - 1
Lancashire - 13 £450 -
Blackpool - 13 £450 -
Cambridgeshire +16 12 £413 +10.00%
Cambridge +16 11 £413 +10.00%
Manchester +8 11 £475 +45.03% 3
Coventry +3 11 £375 -6.25% 4
Wiltshire +3 11 £500 +11.11%
Reading +3 11 £450 - 2
East Midlands - 10 £600 -
Staines -3 8 £613 -
Cheshire -14 8 £400 -38.46%
Swindon +2 7 £688 +52.77%

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IaaS.

1 533 (65.72%) PaaS
2 361 (44.51%) SaaS
3 331 (40.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 293 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
5 277 (34.16%) Linux
6 265 (32.68%) Amazon AWS
7 244 (30.09%) DevOps
8 218 (26.88%) Microsoft
9 216 (26.63%) Windows
10 185 (22.81%) Puppet
11 182 (22.44%) VMware
12 163 (20.10%) Python
13 162 (19.98%) Opscode Chef
14 144 (17.76%) Data Centre
15 130 (16.03%) Java
16 125 (15.41%) Configuration Management
17 120 (14.80%) Open Source
18 119 (14.67%) PowerShell
19 118 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
20 108 (13.32%) Active Directory
21 106 (13.07%) ITIL
22 103 (12.70%) SQL
23 99 (12.21%) .NET
24 96 (11.84%) SQL Server
25 91 (11.22%) Ansible
26 86 (10.60%) Cisco
26 86 (10.60%) Continuous Integration
27 82 (10.11%) Git (software)
28 81 (9.99%) Office 365
28 81 (9.99%) Ruby

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 79 (9.74%) OpenStack
2 68 (8.38%) SharePoint
3 35 (4.32%) Apache
4 33 (4.07%) IIS
5 29 (3.58%) Cloud Foundry
6 25 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
7 22 (2.71%) Confluence
8 21 (2.59%) MS Exchange
9 20 (2.47%) Tomcat
10 16 (1.97%) nginx
11 14 (1.73%) JBoss
12 13 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (1.48%) NServiceBus
14 11 (1.36%) Skype for Business
15 10 (1.23%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
17 7 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
17 7 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
18 5 (0.62%) Apache Spark
18 5 (0.62%) Mule
Applications
1 59 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.99%) MS Office
3 5 (0.62%) HipChat
4 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.25%) Gliffy
5 2 (0.25%) MS Project
6 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.12%) Maximo
3 1 (0.12%) RMDS
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 533 (65.72%) PaaS
2 361 (44.51%) SaaS
3 331 (40.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 265 (32.68%) Amazon AWS
5 81 (9.99%) Office 365
6 63 (7.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 63 (7.77%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (2.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 17 (2.10%) Heroku
8 13 (1.60%) Google Apps
9 10 (1.23%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.99%) Yammer
11 5 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.62%) Route 53
12 4 (0.49%) GitHub
12 4 (0.49%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 74 (9.12%) Firewall
2 58 (7.15%) Network Security
3 57 (7.03%) LAN
4 55 (6.78%) WAN
5 51 (6.29%) VPN
6 40 (4.93%) DNS
7 36 (4.44%) SAN
8 32 (3.95%) Internet
9 29 (3.58%) Cisco Nexus
10 22 (2.71%) DHCP
11 21 (2.59%) MPLS
12 18 (2.22%) SSL
13 14 (1.73%) Skype
14 13 (1.60%) DMZ
14 13 (1.60%) Wireless
15 12 (1.48%) VLAN
16 11 (1.36%) TCP/IP
17 10 (1.23%) Unified Communications
18 9 (1.11%) Software-Defined Networking
18 9 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 52 (6.41%) MySQL
3 35 (4.32%) Big Data
3 35 (4.32%) Hadoop
4 31 (3.82%) MongoDB
5 29 (3.58%) Azure SQL Database
6 27 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (1.36%) OLAP
11 10 (1.23%) NoSQL
11 10 (1.23%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.62%) Power BI
12 5 (0.62%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.49%) GIS
14 3 (0.37%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 82 (10.11%) Git (software)
2 45 (5.55%) JIRA
3 36 (4.44%) Jenkins
4 29 (3.58%) Maven
4 29 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (3.21%) Octopus Deploy
6 25 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 24 (2.96%) Ant
8 21 (2.59%) Gradle
9 19 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (1.60%) Visual Studio
11 12 (1.48%) Vagrant
12 10 (1.23%) Bitbucket
12 10 (1.23%) FxCop
12 10 (1.23%) StyleCop
13 7 (0.86%) Subversion
13 7 (0.86%) TeamCity
13 7 (0.86%) Travis CI
14 6 (0.74%) Selenium
15 4 (0.49%) MSBuild
General
1 79 (9.74%) Finance
2 22 (2.71%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.10%) Banking
4 14 (1.73%) Marketing
5 11 (1.36%) Legal
6 10 (1.23%) Billing
7 6 (0.74%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.74%) Retail
8 5 (0.62%) Games
8 5 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.49%) Advertising
10 3 (0.37%) Automotive
10 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.12%) Electronics
11 1 (0.12%) French Language
11 1 (0.12%) German Language
11 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 297 (36.62%) Architect
2 116 (14.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 112 (13.81%) Cloud Architect
4 107 (13.19%) Solutions Architect
5 71 (8.75%) Security Architect
6 69 (8.51%) Consultant
7 61 (7.52%) Infrastructure Architect
8 51 (6.29%) Senior DevOps
9 50 (6.17%) Cloud Engineer
10 47 (5.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 45 (5.55%) Analyst
12 42 (5.18%) Technical Architect
13 38 (4.69%) Cloud Solutions Architect
13 38 (4.69%) Security Solutions Architect
14 35 (4.32%) Azure Consultant
15 34 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 33 (4.07%) Developer
17 30 (3.70%) Azure Architect
17 30 (3.70%) Azure Engineer
18 26 (3.21%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (12.21%) .NET
2 50 (6.17%) Web Services
3 42 (5.18%) Node.js
4 30 (3.70%) Middleware
5 21 (2.59%) AngularJS
6 20 (2.47%) HTML
7 18 (2.22%) .NET Framework
8 16 (1.97%) RESTful
9 15 (1.85%) LAMP
9 15 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 14 (1.73%) HTML5
11 12 (1.48%) LAPP Stack
11 12 (1.48%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (1.23%) LEMP Stack
13 8 (0.99%) libvirt
13 8 (0.99%) Sensu
13 8 (0.99%) SOAP
14 7 (0.86%) CSS
14 7 (0.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 144 (17.76%) Data Centre
2 66 (8.14%) Private Cloud
3 47 (5.80%) Public Cloud
4 40 (4.93%) Hybrid Cloud
5 23 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (2.84%) VCE vBlock
6 20 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 20 (2.47%) User Experience
7 13 (1.60%) PKI
8 12 (1.48%) Visualisation
9 11 (1.36%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.36%) NHS
10 10 (1.23%) Replication
11 8 (0.99%) Cloud Native
11 8 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (0.86%) CMDB
12 7 (0.86%) Social Media
13 6 (0.74%) SCADA
14 5 (0.62%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 277 (34.16%) Linux
2 216 (26.63%) Windows
3 70 (8.63%) Unix
4 64 (7.89%) Windows Server
5 27 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (2.59%) CentOS
8 20 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (2.34%) VMS
10 11 (1.36%) AIX
11 10 (1.23%) Fedora
12 9 (1.11%) Windows 10
12 9 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.86%) Solaris
13 7 (0.86%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.74%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.37%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.25%) Android
16 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (36.13%) Agile Software Development
2 244 (30.09%) DevOps
3 125 (15.41%) Configuration Management
4 120 (14.80%) Open Source
5 106 (13.07%) ITIL
6 86 (10.60%) Continuous Integration
7 65 (8.01%) Migration
8 61 (7.52%) TOGAF
9 56 (6.91%) Continuous Delivery
10 55 (6.78%) Information Security
11 52 (6.41%) Project Management
12 51 (6.29%) High Availability
12 51 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 44 (5.43%) PRINCE2
14 43 (5.30%) Service Delivery
15 41 (5.06%) Service Management
16 38 (4.69%) CRM
16 38 (4.69%) Service Design
17 36 (4.44%) TDD
18 35 (4.32%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 163 (20.10%) Python
2 130 (16.03%) Java
3 119 (14.67%) PowerShell
4 103 (12.70%) SQL
5 81 (9.99%) Ruby
6 69 (8.51%) JavaScript
7 46 (5.67%) Perl
8 38 (4.69%) Bash Shell
9 31 (3.82%) C#
10 19 (2.34%) C++
11 17 (2.10%) C
12 14 (1.73%) Go
13 12 (1.48%) R
14 11 (1.36%) PHP
15 10 (1.23%) Shell Script
16 9 (1.11%) Scala
17 7 (0.86%) Tcl
18 4 (0.49%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.49%) VB
18 4 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 77 (9.49%) Security Cleared
2 49 (6.04%) SC Cleared
3 30 (3.70%) Degree
4 26 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (2.84%) CISSP
6 20 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 19 (2.34%) MCSE
8 18 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (2.10%) VCAP
10 11 (1.36%) CCNP
11 10 (1.23%) MCSA
12 7 (0.86%) ISEB
12 7 (0.86%) MCP
12 7 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (0.74%) CCNA
13 6 (0.74%) EMC Certification
13 6 (0.74%) GIAC
14 5 (0.62%) CISM
14 5 (0.62%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.21%) Disclosure Scotland
2 17 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.36%) QA
4 6 (0.74%) GxP
5 5 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.37%) SLA
7 2 (0.25%) COBIT
7 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) RMADS
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 118 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 108 (13.32%) Active Directory
3 80 (9.86%) Docker
4 47 (5.80%) vCloud
5 34 (4.19%) Hyper-V
6 30 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
7 29 (3.58%) KVM
8 26 (3.21%) vSphere
9 18 (2.22%) Xen
10 14 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
11 12 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
12 11 (1.36%) VMware ESX
13 9 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (1.11%) XenApp
14 8 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.99%) NFS
15 7 (0.86%) XenServer
16 5 (0.62%) Ceph
17 4 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
17 4 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 185 (22.81%) Puppet
2 162 (19.98%) Opscode Chef
3 91 (11.22%) Ansible
4 42 (5.18%) SCOM
5 30 (3.70%) SCCM
6 29 (3.58%) Kubernetes
7 24 (2.96%) Mesos
8 22 (2.71%) StatsD
9 21 (2.59%) Terraform
10 14 (1.73%) Packer
11 12 (1.48%) SCOrch
12 8 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 8 (0.99%) Ganglia
12 8 (0.99%) Graphite
12 8 (0.99%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 8 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (0.99%) Tivoli
13 7 (0.86%) AirWatch
13 7 (0.86%) Kibana
13 7 (0.86%) logstash
Vendors
1 218 (26.88%) Microsoft
2 182 (22.44%) VMware
3 86 (10.60%) Cisco
4 73 (9.00%) Oracle
5 49 (6.04%) Citrix
6 31 (3.82%) HP
7 29 (3.58%) EMC
8 27 (3.33%) SaltStack
9 26 (3.21%) Google
10 24 (2.96%) NetApp
11 22 (2.71%) Rackspace
12 19 (2.34%) Splunk
13 18 (2.22%) IBM
14 16 (1.97%) Red Hat
15 15 (1.85%) Atlassian
16 14 (1.73%) Apigee
16 14 (1.73%) Juniper
16 14 (1.73%) Mashery
17 13 (1.60%) Barracuda Networks
18 12 (1.48%) Tableau
London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £775 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
RP International
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: £515 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Initial Contract to 31st December 2016
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Lewis Dunn
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago