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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 267 469 450
Rank change year-on-year
+202 -19
Contract jobs citing IaaS 488 195 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 0.34% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.01% 5.59% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 128 150
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £350 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £616 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £465
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £33.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 - -

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
6093 3487 2549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.40% 6.00% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4178 2336 1626
Median daily rate £468 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.17% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 57 47
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.75 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.48% -1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £36.92 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-29.00% +25.00%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +207 478 £500 - 56
London +102 211 £525 -4.54% 28
South East +76 103 £500 +6.66% 8
Hampshire +64 53 £550 +46.66% 2
North West +43 43 £388 -18.42% 4
North East +17 37 £500 +37.93%
West Midlands +6 36 £400 -32.20% 5
Tyne and Wear 0 32 £487 +34.34%
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 32 £487 +21.75%
City of London +30 29 £550 +15.78% 6
East of England +10 20 £588 +38.23% 4
Fareham -1 18 £575 -
Lancashire - 18 £445 - 1
Berkshire +11 16 £501 +0.10% 2
Blackpool - 16 £445 - 1
Cambridgeshire +35 14 - - 1
Cheshire +12 14 £363 -23.68% 2
Coventry -3 14 £375 -6.25% 4
Warrington +21 13 £331 -30.26% 2
Yorkshire +11 13 £525 -4.54% 4
Surrey +7 11 £470 -6.00% 3
East Midlands +4 11 £378 +7.85% 1
South West +18 10 £500 +50.37% 2
Southampton - 10 £400 -
West Yorkshire +17 9 £525 -11.57% 2
Shropshire - 9 - -
Telford - 9 - -
Manchester -7 8 £388 -3.12% 1
Buckinghamshire - 8 £438 -
Edinburgh +17 7 £425 +21.42% 1

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 637 (66.91%) PaaS
2 402 (42.23%) SaaS
3 397 (41.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 323 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
5 302 (31.72%) DevOps
6 301 (31.62%) Amazon AWS
7 295 (30.99%) Microsoft
8 283 (29.73%) Linux
9 267 (28.05%) Windows
10 180 (18.91%) Open Source
11 174 (18.28%) ITIL
11 174 (18.28%) VMware
12 165 (17.33%) Active Directory
13 164 (17.23%) Puppet
14 155 (16.28%) Opscode Chef
15 139 (14.60%) Configuration Management
16 129 (13.55%) Python
17 123 (12.92%) VMware Infrastructure
18 122 (12.82%) PowerShell
19 117 (12.29%) Finance
20 114 (11.97%) SQL
21 113 (11.87%) Security Cleared
22 112 (11.76%) MS Excel
23 110 (11.55%) Office 365
24 109 (11.45%) Data Centre
25 102 (10.71%) Java
26 98 (10.29%) SQL Server
26 98 (10.29%) TOGAF
27 96 (10.08%) Windows Server
28 94 (9.87%) Ansible

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 73 (7.67%) OpenStack
2 68 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 45 (4.73%) Apache
4 39 (4.10%) IIS
5 34 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
6 28 (2.94%) MS Exchange
7 27 (2.84%) Confluence
8 22 (2.31%) Tomcat
9 20 (2.10%) nginx
10 18 (1.89%) Oracle Application Server
11 15 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (1.37%) JBoss
13 12 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
13 12 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
14 11 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (1.16%) NServiceBus
14 11 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
14 11 (1.16%) Skype for Business
15 10 (1.05%) Apache Spark
16 8 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 112 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.10%) MS Office
3 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.21%) MS Project
5 1 (0.11%) Gliffy
5 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 31 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (0.95%) SAP hybris
4 5 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 637 (66.91%) PaaS
2 402 (42.23%) SaaS
3 397 (41.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 301 (31.62%) Amazon AWS
5 110 (11.55%) Office 365
6 76 (7.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 44 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
8 28 (2.94%) GitHub
9 24 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
10 21 (2.21%) OpenShift
11 19 (2.00%) CloudBees
12 16 (1.68%) Google Apps
12 16 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
13 15 (1.58%) HP Helion
14 10 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (1.05%) Yammer
15 7 (0.74%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.74%) Heroku
15 7 (0.74%) OneDrive
16 6 (0.63%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 75 (7.88%) DNS
2 67 (7.04%) Firewall
3 60 (6.30%) Network Security
4 51 (5.36%) LAN
5 49 (5.15%) WAN
6 35 (3.68%) DHCP
7 32 (3.36%) VPN
8 29 (3.05%) SSL
9 21 (2.21%) HTTP
10 18 (1.89%) Internet
11 15 (1.58%) SAN
11 15 (1.58%) Wireless
12 14 (1.47%) NetScaler
13 13 (1.37%) IP Telephony
14 12 (1.26%) LDAP
14 12 (1.26%) Skype
15 11 (1.16%) TCP/IP
16 9 (0.95%) DMZ
16 9 (0.95%) MPLS
16 9 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.36%) Azure SQL Database
3 26 (2.73%) Oracle Database
4 25 (2.63%) MySQL
4 25 (2.63%) NoSQL
5 20 (2.10%) MongoDB
6 19 (2.00%) Oracle Database 12c
7 15 (1.58%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (1.26%) Big Data
9 12 (1.26%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
11 10 (1.05%) OLTP
12 7 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.63%) Power BI
13 6 (0.63%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 92 (9.66%) Git (software)
2 65 (6.83%) Jenkins
3 62 (6.51%) JIRA
4 31 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (2.84%) Maven
6 24 (2.52%) SonarQube
7 18 (1.89%) Ant
8 17 (1.79%) Vagrant
8 17 (1.79%) Visual Studio
9 13 (1.37%) Gradle
9 13 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (0.95%) Selenium
11 9 (0.95%) Subversion
12 8 (0.84%) Cucumber
12 8 (0.84%) FxCop
12 8 (0.84%) StyleCop
13 7 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (0.63%) JUnit
14 6 (0.63%) Travis CI
General
1 117 (12.29%) Finance
2 29 (3.05%) Retail
3 28 (2.94%) Banking
4 22 (2.31%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.10%) Marketing
6 14 (1.47%) Advertising
7 7 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.63%) Billing
9 5 (0.53%) Automotive
9 5 (0.53%) Back Office
9 5 (0.53%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.53%) Legal
10 4 (0.42%) Publishing
11 3 (0.32%) Electronics
12 2 (0.21%) Local Government
12 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) Games
13 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 339 (35.61%) Architect
2 128 (13.45%) DevOps Engineer
3 121 (12.71%) Cloud Architect
4 83 (8.72%) Solutions Architect
5 74 (7.77%) Consultant
6 71 (7.46%) Security Architect
7 63 (6.62%) Infrastructure Architect
8 58 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 57 (5.99%) Azure Architect
10 52 (5.46%) Cloud Engineer
10 52 (5.46%) Senior DevOps
11 47 (4.94%) Analyst
11 47 (4.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 43 (4.52%) Developer
13 42 (4.41%) Technical Architect
14 39 (4.10%) AWS Architect
15 37 (3.89%) Azure Engineer
16 33 (3.47%) Azure Consultant
17 28 (2.94%) Cloud Consultant
17 28 (2.94%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (7.77%) .NET
2 54 (5.67%) Web Services
3 41 (4.31%) HTML
3 41 (4.31%) REST
4 37 (3.89%) Middleware
5 36 (3.78%) JSON
6 35 (3.68%) CSS
7 33 (3.47%) Node.js
8 30 (3.15%) HTML5
9 25 (2.63%) SOAP
10 21 (2.21%) Sass
11 20 (2.10%) AngularJS
11 20 (2.10%) jQuery
12 19 (2.00%) React
13 17 (1.79%) ASP.NET
13 17 (1.79%) Backbone.js
14 15 (1.58%) Spring
15 14 (1.47%) Dojo
15 14 (1.47%) LEMP Stack
16 13 (1.37%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 109 (11.45%) Data Centre
2 55 (5.78%) Private Cloud
3 51 (5.36%) Hybrid Cloud
4 46 (4.83%) Public Cloud
5 34 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 29 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (2.94%) Clustering
8 25 (2.63%) User Experience
9 21 (2.21%) PKI
10 18 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.89%) Mobile App
11 16 (1.68%) Replication
12 15 (1.58%) CMDB
13 14 (1.47%) Computer Science
14 13 (1.37%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.74%) VCE vBlock
16 6 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
16 6 (0.63%) NHS
16 6 (0.63%) SCADA
17 4 (0.42%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 283 (29.73%) Linux
2 267 (28.05%) Windows
3 96 (10.08%) Windows Server
4 61 (6.41%) Unix
5 55 (5.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 36 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (2.31%) CentOS
9 13 (1.37%) Windows 10
10 12 (1.26%) Fedora
11 11 (1.16%) Mac OS X
12 10 (1.05%) VMS
13 9 (0.95%) AIX
14 8 (0.84%) Android
14 8 (0.84%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.74%) Solaris
15 7 (0.74%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.63%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.42%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (31.72%) DevOps
3 180 (18.91%) Open Source
4 174 (18.28%) ITIL
5 139 (14.60%) Configuration Management
6 98 (10.29%) TOGAF
7 83 (8.72%) Migration
7 83 (8.72%) Service Management
8 82 (8.61%) Continuous Delivery
9 79 (8.30%) Change Management
9 79 (8.30%) Scrum
10 78 (8.19%) Continuous Integration
11 77 (8.09%) PRINCE2
12 70 (7.35%) Project Management
12 70 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 66 (6.93%) High Availability
13 66 (6.93%) Problem Management
14 57 (5.99%) Data Management
15 51 (5.36%) Kanban
16 48 (5.04%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 129 (13.55%) Python
2 122 (12.82%) PowerShell
3 114 (11.97%) SQL
4 102 (10.71%) Java
5 67 (7.04%) JavaScript
6 57 (5.99%) Ruby
7 42 (4.41%) Bash Shell
7 42 (4.41%) C#
8 39 (4.10%) Perl
9 27 (2.84%) C++
10 15 (1.58%) C
11 13 (1.37%) PHP
12 11 (1.16%) Scala
13 10 (1.05%) Go
13 10 (1.05%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.53%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.42%) Groovy
16 2 (0.21%) Apple Swift
16 2 (0.21%) Bourne shell
16 2 (0.21%) R
Qualifications
1 113 (11.87%) Security Cleared
2 62 (6.51%) SC Cleared
3 42 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (3.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 31 (3.26%) MCSE
6 28 (2.94%) Degree
7 27 (2.84%) CISSP
8 21 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (2.10%) MCSA
10 11 (1.16%) AWS Certification
10 11 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (0.95%) CCNA
12 8 (0.84%) GIAC
12 8 (0.84%) PMP
13 7 (0.74%) CCNP
13 7 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (0.74%) VCAP
14 6 (0.63%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.53%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 22 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.68%) QA
4 7 (0.74%) SLA
5 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 165 (17.33%) Active Directory
2 123 (12.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (7.56%) Docker
4 41 (4.31%) Hyper-V
5 38 (3.99%) vCloud
6 31 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (3.15%) vSphere
8 22 (2.31%) KVM
9 21 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (1.68%) Xen
10 16 (1.68%) XenDesktop
11 13 (1.37%) XenServer
12 6 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.63%) XenApp
13 5 (0.53%) Ceph
14 4 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.32%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.21%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 164 (17.23%) Puppet
2 155 (16.28%) Opscode Chef
3 94 (9.87%) Ansible
4 40 (4.20%) SCOM
5 33 (3.47%) SCCM
6 28 (2.94%) Terraform
7 20 (2.10%) Packer
8 16 (1.68%) Kubernetes
8 16 (1.68%) Mesos
9 11 (1.16%) Ganglia
9 11 (1.16%) Graphite
9 11 (1.16%) StatsD
10 10 (1.05%) AirWatch
11 9 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.53%) CA Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.53%) Kibana
12 5 (0.53%) logstash
12 5 (0.53%) vRealize
13 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (0.42%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 295 (30.99%) Microsoft
2 174 (18.28%) VMware
3 81 (8.51%) Oracle
4 71 (7.46%) Cisco
5 51 (5.36%) Google
6 49 (5.15%) Red Hat
7 37 (3.89%) Citrix
8 30 (3.15%) SaltStack
9 23 (2.42%) NetApp
10 18 (1.89%) ServiceNow
11 17 (1.79%) New Relic
12 16 (1.68%) CheckPoint
12 16 (1.68%) EMC
13 15 (1.58%) Dell
13 15 (1.58%) HP
13 15 (1.58%) Juniper
13 15 (1.58%) Rackspace
14 14 (1.47%) IBM
14 14 (1.47%) SAP
15 13 (1.37%) AppDynamics
City, London
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Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £700 - £850 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £425.00 - £454.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Scott-Merrick LLP
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Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £450.00 - £550 per day
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Rate: £650 - £700 per day
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Rate: £300 - £340 per day
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Spring Technology
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
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Client Server
Rate: Rate: £550 to £600 p/day
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Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 26 days ago