The table below looks at the statistics for IaaS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IaaS over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 454 537 511
Rank change year-on-year
+83 -26
Contract jobs citing IaaS 140 63 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.11% 0.099%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.09% 3.45% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 39 27
Average daily rate
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£525 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.31% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £350 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £605 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
2750 1826 1106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.94% 3.31% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1734 1146 705
Average daily rate £418 £418 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £334
% change year-on-year
- +19.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 34 21
Average hourly rate £26.66 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.56% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £9.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £52.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £16.53
% change year-on-year
+78.57% -15.30%

IaaS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IaaS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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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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
England +74 132 £525 +17.15% 46
London +14 49 £500 +12.20% 24
North West - 44 £650 - 1
Cheshire - 37 £650 -
Warrington - 35 £650 -
South East +5 19 £450 -30.76% 9
East of England +27 7 £288 -50.00% 3
City of London +15 7 £385 +2.66% 5
Hampshire -5 7 £500 -
Berkshire 0 6 £600 - 2
Yorkshire -13 6 £538 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 £288 - 1
South West +5 4 £550 - 3
West Yorkshire -9 4 £538 -
Leeds -13 4 £538 -
Manchester - 4 £408 - 1
Cambridge - 4 £288 -
Fareham - 4 £475 -
Surrey - 4 - - 3
Staines - 4 - - 2
Wales -10 3 £438 +25.00%
Lancashire - 3 £375 -
Bedfordshire +1 2 £363 -36.95% 1
South Wales -3 2 £350 -6.66%
West Midlands - 2 £310 - 2
Slough - 2 £600 -
Dorset - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £290 -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Bournemouth - 2 - -

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 105 (44.68%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (39.57%) Linux
3 92 (39.15%) PaaS
4 90 (38.30%) Opscode Chef
5 76 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
6 70 (29.79%) Windows
7 64 (27.23%) MongoDB
7 64 (27.23%) Cloud Computing
8 56 (23.83%) Python
9 55 (23.40%) Oracle
10 54 (22.98%) Citrix
11 53 (22.55%) JavaScript
12 52 (22.13%) Big Data
13 49 (20.85%) SaaS
13 49 (20.85%) VMware
14 48 (20.43%) Microsoft Azure
14 48 (20.43%) Hadoop
15 47 (20.00%) Puppet
15 47 (20.00%) DevOps
15 47 (20.00%) Teradata
16 46 (19.57%) StatsD
16 46 (19.57%) Tableau
17 45 (19.15%) R
17 45 (19.15%) Apache Cassandra
17 45 (19.15%) Java
17 45 (19.15%) Data Warehouse
17 45 (19.15%) Configuration Management
18 44 (18.72%) Machine Learning
19 43 (18.30%) Apigee
19 43 (18.30%) Mashery

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 39 (16.60%) Node.js
2 29 (12.34%) OpenStack
3 28 (11.91%) SharePoint
4 20 (8.51%) IIS
5 17 (7.23%) MS Exchange
6 15 (6.38%) Tomcat
7 14 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (5.11%) Lync
9 10 (4.26%) Apache
10 8 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (3.40%) JBoss
11 5 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (2.13%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (1.28%) CMS
13 2 (0.85%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (7.23%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.53%) MS Office
3 7 (2.98%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.85%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 105 (44.68%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (39.15%) PaaS
3 64 (27.23%) Cloud Computing
4 49 (20.85%) SaaS
5 48 (20.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 21 (8.94%) Office 365
7 5 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.85%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.85%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.85%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.85%) Joyent
10 1 (0.43%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (14.47%) DNS
2 26 (11.06%) Firewall
3 22 (9.36%) Internet
4 20 (8.51%) VPN
5 19 (8.09%) SAN
6 17 (7.23%) NAS
7 16 (6.81%) DHCP
8 12 (5.11%) VLAN
9 11 (4.68%) Network Security
10 10 (4.26%) LDAP
11 9 (3.83%) TCP/IP
12 7 (2.98%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (2.55%) WAN
13 6 (2.55%) LAN
14 5 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (1.70%) MPLS
16 3 (1.28%) VoIP
16 3 (1.28%) SSL
16 3 (1.28%) IPv6
16 3 (1.28%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (27.23%) MongoDB
2 52 (22.13%) Big Data
3 48 (20.43%) Hadoop
4 45 (19.15%) Apache Cassandra
4 45 (19.15%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (7.66%) SQL Server
6 8 (3.40%) MySQL
7 7 (2.98%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (2.13%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.70%) EDRMS
10 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.28%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.85%) Spotfire
11 2 (0.85%) Oracle OLAP
11 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (11.06%) Jenkins
2 15 (6.38%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.96%) TeamCity
4 10 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (4.26%) JIRA
5 9 (3.83%) Maven
6 8 (3.40%) Subversion
7 5 (2.13%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.70%) RSpec
8 4 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.70%) Ant
9 3 (1.28%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.85%) Selenium
10 2 (0.85%) Gradle
10 2 (0.85%) MSI
10 2 (0.85%) JUnit
10 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.43%) Rational Rose
11 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.43%) Hudson
General
1 33 (14.04%) Finance
2 10 (4.26%) Banking
3 7 (2.98%) Publishing
3 7 (2.98%) Games
4 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.28%) Multimedia
4 3 (1.28%) Marketing
5 2 (0.85%) Korean Language
5 2 (0.85%) Billing
5 2 (0.85%) Retail
5 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Local Government
6 1 (0.43%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 92 (39.15%) Architect
2 38 (16.17%) Technical Architect
3 25 (10.64%) Digital Architect
4 24 (10.21%) DevOps Engineer
5 23 (9.79%) Digital Technical Architect
6 21 (8.94%) Solutions Architect
7 20 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (7.23%) Cloud Architect
9 16 (6.81%) Senior Architect
10 15 (6.38%) Senior Technical Architect
11 14 (5.96%) Consultant
11 14 (5.96%) Infrastructure Architect
12 13 (5.53%) Administrator
12 13 (5.53%) Cloud Solutions Architect
13 12 (5.11%) Analyst
14 11 (4.68%) Security Architect
15 10 (4.26%) Senior Digital Architect
15 10 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
15 10 (4.26%) Developer
16 9 (3.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (16.60%) AngularJS
1 39 (16.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 37 (15.74%) .NET
3 23 (9.79%) Web Services
4 7 (2.98%) .NET Framework
4 7 (2.98%) JSON
5 5 (2.13%) XML
5 5 (2.13%) HTML
5 5 (2.13%) REST
6 4 (1.70%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.70%) Spring
7 3 (1.28%) CSS
7 3 (1.28%) MSMQ
7 3 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (1.28%) WCF
7 3 (1.28%) jQuery
7 3 (1.28%) RESTful
7 3 (1.28%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.87%) Visualisation
2 20 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.96%) Open Source
3 14 (5.96%) User Experience
4 11 (4.68%) Public Cloud
5 10 (4.26%) Clustering
6 9 (3.83%) Private Cloud
7 8 (3.40%) Spread Betting
8 7 (2.98%) PKI
9 6 (2.55%) CMDB
9 6 (2.55%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.70%) FlexPod
11 3 (1.28%) Streaming Video
11 3 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.28%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.28%) Online Games
12 2 (0.85%) Data Integration
12 2 (0.85%) Wiki
12 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 93 (39.57%) Linux
2 70 (29.79%) Windows
3 26 (11.06%) UNIX
4 20 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (8.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.98%) CentOS
8 4 (1.70%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.28%) Solaris
9 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.28%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.28%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.85%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.43%) VMS
11 1 (0.43%) AIX
11 1 (0.43%) Android
11 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (20.00%) DevOps
3 45 (19.15%) Configuration Management
4 44 (18.72%) Machine Learning
5 36 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (14.47%) ITIL
7 21 (8.94%) Migration
7 21 (8.94%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (6.81%) Service Management
9 13 (5.53%) Project Management
9 13 (5.53%) E-Commerce
10 11 (4.68%) Incident Management
10 11 (4.68%) PRINCE2
10 11 (4.68%) SOA
10 11 (4.68%) Release Management
11 9 (3.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (3.40%) Security Architecture
12 8 (3.40%) Web Accessibility
12 8 (3.40%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 56 (23.83%) Python
2 53 (22.55%) JavaScript
3 45 (19.15%) R
3 45 (19.15%) Java
4 31 (13.19%) Ruby
5 17 (7.23%) Perl
5 17 (7.23%) Bash Shell
6 16 (6.81%) SQL
7 13 (5.53%) PowerShell
8 11 (4.68%) C#
9 7 (2.98%) PHP
10 6 (2.55%) C
11 4 (1.70%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.28%) PHP5
13 2 (0.85%) C++
13 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.43%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.43%) VBScript
14 1 (0.43%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.43%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 26 (11.06%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.66%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.11%) Degree
4 10 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (3.40%) VCAP
5 8 (3.40%) CISSP
6 7 (2.98%) PMP
6 7 (2.98%) PMI Certification
6 7 (2.98%) VCDX
7 6 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.55%) MCSE
7 6 (2.55%) MCP
7 6 (2.55%) CISM
8 5 (2.13%) MCSA
9 3 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.85%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.85%) GCED
10 2 (0.85%) VCP5
10 2 (0.85%) GCIA
10 2 (0.85%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (2.55%) SLA
2 3 (1.28%) QA
3 2 (0.85%) COBIT
4 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (12.34%) vSphere
3 28 (11.91%) Active Directory
4 16 (6.81%) Hyper-V
5 14 (5.96%) vCloud
6 9 (3.83%) UAG
7 8 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.55%) Firmware
9 4 (1.70%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (1.70%) VMware Server
9 4 (1.70%) Docker
9 4 (1.70%) NFS
10 3 (1.28%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.28%) Ceph
10 3 (1.28%) GPFS
10 3 (1.28%) KVM
10 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.28%) XenApp
10 3 (1.28%) Gluster
11 2 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 90 (38.30%) Opscode Chef
2 47 (20.00%) Puppet
3 46 (19.57%) StatsD
4 16 (6.81%) Ansible
5 11 (4.68%) SCCM
6 9 (3.83%) Salt
7 6 (2.55%) Vagrant
8 4 (1.70%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.28%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.28%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.28%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.28%) CFEngine
9 3 (1.28%) yum
10 2 (0.85%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.85%) OVSD
11 1 (0.43%) Nagios
11 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.43%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.43%) SCOM
11 1 (0.43%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 55 (23.40%) Oracle
2 54 (22.98%) Citrix
3 49 (20.85%) VMware
4 47 (20.00%) Teradata
5 46 (19.57%) Tableau
6 43 (18.30%) Apigee
6 43 (18.30%) Mashery
7 40 (17.02%) Microsoft
8 24 (10.21%) Red Hat
9 19 (8.09%) Cisco
10 14 (5.96%) NetApp
11 9 (3.83%) HP
12 7 (2.98%) BMC
12 7 (2.98%) IBM
13 6 (2.55%) WorldPay
14 5 (2.13%) Brocade
14 5 (2.13%) EMC
14 5 (2.13%) Rackspace
15 4 (1.70%) Isilon
15 4 (1.70%) Juniper
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