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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK
Rank 207 408 444
Rank change year-on-year
+201 +36
Contract jobs citing IaaS 542 222 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.21% 0.44% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.71% 6.01% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 146 117
Median daily rate £475 £524 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +10.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £364 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £614 £738 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £455 £475
% change year-on-year
+4.39% -4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% -
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
5581 3692 2443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.47% 7.27% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3906 2562 1622
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 57 67
Median hourly rate £18.75 £26.91 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.32% +19.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £11.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £100.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +195 522 £475 -9.35% 66
London +89 224 £482 -8.14% 34
South East +125 143 £500 +21.21% 13
Hampshire +85 106 £500 -14.89%
North East +39 65 £350 - 1
Tyne and Wear +32 62 £350 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +30 61 £350 - 1
City of London +43 59 £461 -6.86% 4
Fareham - 41 £550 -
West Midlands +2 21 £488 -12.94% 1
North West +31 19 £335 -21.17% 7
East of England +14 19 £613 +8.88% 4
Southampton - 18 £513 -
Berkshire +25 15 £475 - 1
Luton +22 14 £613 +7.69%
Bedfordshire +15 14 £613 +6.52%
Yorkshire +6 14 £410 -13.68% 2
Portsmouth +11 12 £500 -
Scotland +29 11 £375 +15.38%
West Yorkshire +13 11 £410 -18.00%
Lancashire - 11 £335 -
South West +15 10 £440 +17.33% 4
West Sussex +11 10 £435 - 3
East Midlands +10 10 £335 -6.87%
Solihull - 10 - -
Blackpool - 10 £335 -
Edinburgh +21 8 £438 -
Leeds +16 8 £410 -3.52%
Reading +7 8 £481 -
Canary Wharf - 6 £463 -

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 757 (71.21%) PaaS
2 405 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 390 (36.69%) Windows
4 365 (34.34%) Linux
5 364 (34.24%) SaaS
6 360 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
7 357 (33.58%) Microsoft
8 318 (29.92%) DevOps
9 287 (27.00%) ITIL
10 275 (25.87%) Amazon AWS
11 274 (25.78%) VMware
12 219 (20.60%) Open Source
13 194 (18.25%) Service Management
14 172 (16.18%) Security Cleared
15 148 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
16 146 (13.73%) Change Management
17 144 (13.55%) MS Excel
18 135 (12.70%) SQL Server
19 132 (12.42%) Active Directory
20 130 (12.23%) Scrum
20 130 (12.23%) SC Cleared
21 128 (12.04%) Oracle
22 123 (11.57%) Puppet
23 122 (11.48%) Configuration Management
23 122 (11.48%) Finance
24 121 (11.38%) Data Management
24 121 (11.38%) Java
25 116 (10.91%) Python
25 116 (10.91%) Opscode Chef
26 115 (10.82%) PowerShell

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 67 (6.30%) IIS
2 59 (5.55%) OpenStack
3 58 (5.46%) SharePoint
4 50 (4.70%) WebSphere
5 44 (4.14%) Cloud Foundry
6 42 (3.95%) Confluence
7 38 (3.57%) Oracle Application Server
8 36 (3.39%) Apache
9 30 (2.82%) Tomcat
10 24 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
11 21 (1.98%) Apache Spark
11 21 (1.98%) WebLogic
12 20 (1.88%) MS Exchange
13 18 (1.69%) JBoss
14 14 (1.32%) nginx
14 14 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (1.13%) Skype for Business
16 11 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
16 11 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 144 (13.55%) MS Excel
2 54 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 25 (2.35%) MS Office
4 5 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.38%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.38%) MS Project
6 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.094%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 46 (4.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (3.76%) Oracle EBS
3 37 (3.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.85%) SAP hybris
6 7 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.094%) Magento
10 1 (0.094%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 757 (71.21%) PaaS
2 405 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 364 (34.24%) SaaS
4 275 (25.87%) Amazon AWS
5 78 (7.34%) Office 365
6 48 (4.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 36 (3.39%) GitHub
8 30 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (2.73%) OpenShift
10 27 (2.54%) CloudBees
11 24 (2.26%) AWS CloudFormation
12 21 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
13 15 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
14 13 (1.22%) HP Helion
15 7 (0.66%) Google App Engine
16 6 (0.56%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.56%) Data Lake Analytics
16 6 (0.56%) Heroku
16 6 (0.56%) OneDrive
16 6 (0.56%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 97 (9.13%) DNS
2 90 (8.47%) Firewall
3 53 (4.99%) WAN
4 51 (4.80%) LAN
5 35 (3.29%) VPN
6 34 (3.20%) DHCP
7 33 (3.10%) HTTP
7 33 (3.10%) LDAP
8 31 (2.92%) Network Security
9 25 (2.35%) Internet
10 17 (1.60%) NetScaler
11 16 (1.51%) TCP/IP
12 14 (1.32%) DMZ
12 14 (1.32%) MPLS
13 13 (1.22%) DMARC
13 13 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
14 12 (1.13%) IP Telephony
14 12 (1.13%) SSL
15 11 (1.03%) DKIM
15 11 (1.03%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 53 (4.99%) MongoDB
3 52 (4.89%) Oracle Database
4 43 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (3.76%) Oracle Database 12c
5 40 (3.76%) Relational Database
6 39 (3.67%) NoSQL
7 31 (2.92%) Hadoop
8 30 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
8 30 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
9 28 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 26 (2.45%) MySQL
11 19 (1.79%) DB2
12 16 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
12 16 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (1.51%) Power BI
13 15 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (1.13%) Big Data
14 12 (1.13%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 96 (9.03%) Jenkins
2 92 (8.65%) Git (software)
3 78 (7.34%) JIRA
4 34 (3.20%) Maven
5 33 (3.10%) SonarQube
6 30 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (1.60%) Ant
7 17 (1.60%) Visual Studio Team System
8 15 (1.41%) Vagrant
9 11 (1.03%) Selenium
9 11 (1.03%) Subversion
10 10 (0.94%) Cucumber
10 10 (0.94%) Gradle
10 10 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (0.85%) Grunt
12 8 (0.75%) JUnit
13 7 (0.66%) Jasmine
13 7 (0.66%) Mocha
13 7 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 122 (11.48%) Finance
2 34 (3.20%) Banking
3 29 (2.73%) Retail
4 25 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.16%) Advertising
5 23 (2.16%) Marketing
6 11 (1.03%) Aerospace
7 9 (0.85%) Legal
8 7 (0.66%) Electronics
8 7 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.56%) Back Office
10 5 (0.47%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.38%) Billing
12 3 (0.28%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.19%) Games
14 1 (0.094%) Automotive
14 1 (0.094%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.094%) German Language
14 1 (0.094%) Law
Job Titles
1 272 (25.59%) Architect
2 107 (10.07%) Cloud Architect
3 106 (9.97%) Developer
4 87 (8.18%) DevOps Engineer
5 76 (7.15%) Azure Architect
6 67 (6.30%) Consultant
7 65 (6.11%) DBA
8 63 (5.93%) Infrastructure Architect
8 63 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 54 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
10 50 (4.70%) AWS Architect
11 45 (4.23%) Analyst
12 40 (3.76%) Operations Engineer
12 40 (3.76%) Oracle DBA
13 39 (3.67%) Administrator
14 37 (3.48%) Cloud Engineer
15 33 (3.10%) Azure Consultant
16 32 (3.01%) Azure Engineer
17 30 (2.82%) Automation Engineer
18 28 (2.63%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (8.37%) Web Services
2 76 (7.15%) .NET
3 64 (6.02%) REST
4 61 (5.74%) SOAP
5 60 (5.64%) HTML
6 59 (5.55%) JSON
7 49 (4.61%) CSS
8 47 (4.42%) HTML5
9 42 (3.95%) Node.js
10 39 (3.67%) Middleware
11 32 (3.01%) jQuery
12 31 (2.92%) Sass
13 29 (2.73%) Spring
14 28 (2.63%) RESTful
15 27 (2.54%) AngularJS
16 26 (2.45%) CSS3
17 23 (2.16%) J2EE
18 22 (2.07%) ASP.NET
19 21 (1.98%) Dojo
20 20 (1.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 88 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 75 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (5.64%) Management Information System
4 44 (4.14%) Public Cloud
5 42 (3.95%) CMDB
6 36 (3.39%) Hybrid Cloud
7 34 (3.20%) User Experience
8 33 (3.10%) Clustering
9 31 (2.92%) Private Cloud
10 26 (2.45%) Mobile App
11 20 (1.88%) Replication
12 17 (1.60%) Tandem
13 16 (1.51%) PKI
14 12 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.13%) Virtual Team
15 11 (1.03%) Client/Server
15 11 (1.03%) Data Integration
16 9 (0.85%) Computer Science
17 7 (0.66%) Taxonomies
17 7 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 390 (36.69%) Windows
2 365 (34.34%) Linux
3 98 (9.22%) Unix
4 96 (9.03%) Windows Server
5 55 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 54 (5.08%) AIX
7 46 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (4.05%) Windows XP
9 40 (3.76%) Windows 2000
10 34 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (1.69%) CentOS
12 11 (1.03%) Ubuntu
12 11 (1.03%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.94%) Fedora
14 9 (0.85%) Android
14 9 (0.85%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.75%) CoreOS
15 8 (0.75%) MVS
15 8 (0.75%) Windows 10
16 7 (0.66%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (29.92%) DevOps
3 287 (27.00%) ITIL
4 219 (20.60%) Open Source
5 194 (18.25%) Service Management
6 146 (13.73%) Change Management
7 130 (12.23%) Scrum
8 122 (11.48%) Configuration Management
9 121 (11.38%) Data Management
10 106 (9.97%) PRINCE2
11 104 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
12 98 (9.22%) High Availability
13 97 (9.13%) Problem Management
14 92 (8.65%) Migration
15 85 (8.00%) TDD
16 76 (7.15%) Continuous Delivery
17 68 (6.40%) Continuous Improvement
17 68 (6.40%) ITSM
18 67 (6.30%) E-Commerce
19 63 (5.93%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 121 (11.38%) Java
2 116 (10.91%) Python
3 115 (10.82%) PowerShell
4 107 (10.07%) SQL
5 79 (7.43%) C#
6 74 (6.96%) Ruby
7 56 (5.27%) JavaScript
8 46 (4.33%) Bash Shell
9 40 (3.76%) Perl
10 22 (2.07%) C
11 19 (1.79%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.22%) PHP
13 12 (1.13%) C++
13 12 (1.13%) T-SQL
14 11 (1.03%) Go
15 6 (0.56%) Groovy
15 6 (0.56%) R
16 3 (0.28%) Korn
16 3 (0.28%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 172 (16.18%) Security Cleared
2 130 (12.23%) SC Cleared
3 36 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (3.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 29 (2.73%) MCSE
6 28 (2.63%) Degree
7 27 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (1.69%) MCSA
10 16 (1.51%) DV Cleared
11 12 (1.13%) AWS Certification
11 12 (1.13%) CCNA
11 12 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (0.94%) CISSP
13 8 (0.75%) MCSD
14 7 (0.66%) PMP
14 7 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (0.56%) PMI Certification
16 5 (0.47%) CCIE
16 5 (0.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.99%) SLA
2 35 (3.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.51%) QA
4 10 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.094%) BS7799
5 1 (0.094%) GCP
5 1 (0.094%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.094%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.094%) RMADS
System Software
1 148 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 132 (12.42%) Active Directory
3 84 (7.90%) Docker
4 45 (4.23%) Hyper-V
5 39 (3.67%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (2.54%) vSphere
8 24 (2.26%) vCloud
9 13 (1.22%) XenDesktop
10 12 (1.13%) XenServer
11 11 (1.03%) KVM
12 8 (0.75%) HDFS
12 8 (0.75%) Xen
12 8 (0.75%) XenApp
13 5 (0.47%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.28%) Oracle Clusterware
15 3 (0.28%) UAG
15 3 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.19%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 123 (11.57%) Puppet
2 116 (10.91%) Opscode Chef
3 66 (6.21%) Ansible
4 39 (3.67%) SCOM
5 35 (3.29%) SCCM
6 18 (1.69%) Terraform
7 17 (1.60%) Nagios
8 13 (1.22%) Packer
9 12 (1.13%) SCOrch
10 11 (1.03%) SCVMM
11 10 (0.94%) Salt
11 10 (0.94%) ZABBIX
12 9 (0.85%) Kubernetes
12 9 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
12 9 (0.85%) vRealize
13 8 (0.75%) CA Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.66%) AirWatch
15 6 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
16 5 (0.47%) CA Spectrum
16 5 (0.47%) vMotion
Vendors
1 357 (33.58%) Microsoft
2 274 (25.78%) VMware
3 128 (12.04%) Oracle
4 67 (6.30%) Red Hat
5 55 (5.17%) Cisco
6 48 (4.52%) CA
7 40 (3.76%) Citrix
8 36 (3.39%) Google
9 29 (2.73%) CheckPoint
10 26 (2.45%) Splunk
11 23 (2.16%) SaltStack
12 20 (1.88%) Dell
12 20 (1.88%) ServiceNow
13 19 (1.79%) Remedy
14 18 (1.69%) Rackspace
15 17 (1.60%) BMC
16 16 (1.51%) New Relic
16 16 (1.51%) SAP
17 15 (1.41%) HP
17 15 (1.41%) IBM
Watford
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £575 to £650 per day Contract runs to 31st December 2017
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £550 to £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £380 - £411 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day Contract to the end of 2017
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago