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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 495 494 537
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +43
Contract jobs citing IaaS 97 76 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.049%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.94% 5.87% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 50 16
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£500 £565 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.50% +13.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £400 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £675 £713
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £565 £425
% change year-on-year
-20.35% +32.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
1962 1294 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.62% 2.53% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1310 822 493
Average daily rate £440 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 24 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -14.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £11.25 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £43.75 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.23 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.49% -13.87%

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 December 2014.

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 December 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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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 -16 84 £500 -11.50% 29
London +38 50 £500 -9.09% 10
South East -25 17 £474 -0.26% 9
City of London +12 13 £500 -9.09% 4
Surrey -2 7 £500 -9.09% 4
North West -31 6 £500 -13.41% 3
South West -26 5 £475 -29.62% 1
Berkshire -4 4 £498 +25.94%
Wales - 4 £425 - 2
West Wales - 4 £425 -
East of England - 4 £500 - 1
Swansea - 4 £425 -
Guildford - 3 £500 -
Cheshire -8 2 £425 -30.04% 1
Manchester -16 2 £415 +0.60% 2
Milton Keynes - 2 £400 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £400 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £410 - 1
Reading +13 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £500 - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £320 -
Staines - 1 - - 2
York - 1 £320 -
Basingstoke - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Swindon - - - -

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 137 (58.55%) PaaS
2 93 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (36.75%) Linux
4 83 (35.47%) SaaS
5 57 (24.36%) DevOps
6 56 (23.93%) Puppet
7 53 (22.65%) Continuous Integration
8 51 (21.79%) SOA
9 48 (20.51%) Configuration Management
10 45 (19.23%) Security Cleared
11 41 (17.52%) Opscode Chef
12 40 (17.09%) Windows
13 39 (16.67%) MongoDB
14 38 (16.24%) Microsoft
15 36 (15.38%) Web Services
16 35 (14.96%) ITIL
16 35 (14.96%) Jenkins
17 34 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
17 34 (14.53%) VMware
18 31 (13.25%) Ruby
19 29 (12.39%) Ansible
20 27 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
20 27 (11.54%) Java
21 26 (11.11%) Python
21 26 (11.11%) Finance
21 26 (11.11%) SC Cleared
22 25 (10.68%) Firewall
23 24 (10.26%) Active Directory
23 24 (10.26%) HP
23 24 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 20 (8.55%) OpenStack
2 14 (5.98%) IIS
3 13 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 12 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 12 (5.13%) MS Exchange
5 8 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.99%) Apache
6 7 (2.99%) Lync
7 6 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.56%) Jetty
8 5 (2.14%) JBoss
9 4 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.71%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (1.71%) nginx
9 4 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.43%) CloudStack
Applications
1 11 (4.70%) MS Office
2 6 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.28%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.85%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.43%) assyst
2 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 137 (58.55%) PaaS
2 83 (35.47%) SaaS
3 34 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (4.70%) Office 365
7 4 (1.71%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.43%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.43%) Route 53
10 1 (0.43%) GitHub
10 1 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.43%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.68%) Firewall
2 19 (8.12%) DNS
3 15 (6.41%) WAN
4 14 (5.98%) SAN
5 13 (5.56%) VPN
5 13 (5.56%) Network Security
6 12 (5.13%) NAS
6 12 (5.13%) LAN
7 10 (4.27%) MPLS
7 10 (4.27%) VLAN
8 9 (3.85%) Internet
8 9 (3.85%) SSL
9 8 (3.42%) SNMP
10 7 (2.99%) VPLS
11 6 (2.56%) LDAP
12 5 (2.14%) DHCP
12 5 (2.14%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (2.14%) Wireless
13 4 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.71%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 16 (6.84%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (4.70%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.99%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.56%) MySQL
5 6 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.71%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.71%) Big Data
7 4 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.28%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.85%) OLTP
9 2 (0.85%) OLAP
9 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.85%) Spotfire
9 2 (0.85%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 35 (14.96%) Jenkins
2 14 (5.98%) RSpec
3 9 (3.85%) TeamCity
4 8 (3.42%) Git (software)
5 7 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (2.56%) Maven
6 6 (2.56%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.14%) JIRA
8 4 (1.71%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.85%) Gradle
9 2 (0.85%) GitLab
9 2 (0.85%) Selenium
9 2 (0.85%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.43%) Ant
10 1 (0.43%) Rational Rose
10 1 (0.43%) NeoLoad
10 1 (0.43%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.43%) Hudson
General
1 26 (11.11%) Finance
2 13 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 10 (4.27%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.85%) Local Government
5 8 (3.42%) Banking
6 5 (2.14%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.71%) Publishing
8 2 (0.85%) Games
8 2 (0.85%) Retail
8 2 (0.85%) Billing
8 2 (0.85%) Back Office
9 1 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 79 (33.76%) Architect
2 37 (15.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 24 (10.26%) Infrastructure Architect
4 18 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (6.84%) Lead Architect
6 15 (6.41%) Security Architect
7 13 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (5.56%) Analyst
8 12 (5.13%) Cloud Architect
9 11 (4.70%) Service Transition Manager
9 11 (4.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.70%) Developer
9 11 (4.70%) Service Manager
9 11 (4.70%) Transition Manager
10 10 (4.27%) Support Manager
11 9 (3.85%) Consultant
11 9 (3.85%) Designer
12 8 (3.42%) Applications Support Manager
12 8 (3.42%) Infrastructure Designer
12 8 (3.42%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (15.38%) Web Services
2 10 (4.27%) JSON
3 8 (3.42%) REST
4 7 (2.99%) HTML
5 6 (2.56%) .NET
6 5 (2.14%) J2EE
6 5 (2.14%) Middleware
6 5 (2.14%) Spring
6 5 (2.14%) Memcached
7 4 (1.71%) Software Packaging
7 4 (1.71%) Java EE
7 4 (1.71%) LAMP
7 4 (1.71%) XML
8 3 (1.28%) CSS
8 3 (1.28%) JSP
8 3 (1.28%) SOAP
8 3 (1.28%) jQuery
8 3 (1.28%) RESTful
9 2 (0.85%) OSGi
9 2 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.83%) Clustering
2 21 (8.97%) Open Source
3 14 (5.98%) RMADS
4 11 (4.70%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.99%) Digital Media
5 7 (2.99%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.14%) Spread Betting
8 4 (1.71%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.71%) PKI
9 3 (1.28%) GIS
9 3 (1.28%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.28%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.85%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.85%) CESG
10 2 (0.85%) Derivative
11 1 (0.43%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 86 (36.75%) Linux
2 40 (17.09%) Windows
3 16 (6.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.42%) UNIX
6 6 (2.56%) CentOS
7 4 (1.71%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.28%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.28%) Android
8 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.85%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.85%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.43%) VMS
10 1 (0.43%) AIX
10 1 (0.43%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (24.36%) DevOps
3 53 (22.65%) Continuous Integration
4 51 (21.79%) SOA
5 48 (20.51%) Configuration Management
6 35 (14.96%) ITIL
7 23 (9.83%) Migration
8 17 (7.26%) Risk Management
9 15 (6.41%) Service Delivery
10 14 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (5.98%) Software Engineering
11 13 (5.56%) TOGAF
11 13 (5.56%) Information Assurance
11 13 (5.56%) Security Architecture
11 13 (5.56%) Load Balancing
11 13 (5.56%) Change Management
12 12 (5.13%) Network Architecture
12 12 (5.13%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (5.13%) OWASP
13 11 (4.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 31 (13.25%) Ruby
2 27 (11.54%) Java
3 26 (11.11%) Python
4 14 (5.98%) Perl
5 11 (4.70%) SQL
5 11 (4.70%) C#
6 9 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.56%) C
7 6 (2.56%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.14%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.28%) PHP
10 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.85%) C++
10 2 (0.85%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.43%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.43%) PHP5
11 1 (0.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 45 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 26 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.26%) CISSP
4 12 (5.13%) CEH
4 12 (5.13%) DV Cleared
5 10 (4.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (4.27%) Degree
6 7 (2.99%) VCAP
7 6 (2.56%) MCSE
7 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.14%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (2.14%) VCDX
9 4 (1.71%) MCP
9 4 (1.71%) MCSA
9 4 (1.71%) CISA
9 4 (1.71%) CISM
10 2 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.85%) VCP5
11 1 (0.43%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (5.98%) ISO 9000
3 4 (1.71%) COBIT
4 2 (0.85%) QA
4 2 (0.85%) SLA
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.43%) JSP 440
System Software
1 24 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 24 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.41%) vSphere
3 11 (4.70%) vCloud
3 11 (4.70%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.14%) KVM
5 4 (1.71%) UAG
6 3 (1.28%) XenApp
7 2 (0.85%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.85%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.85%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.43%) Varnish
8 1 (0.43%) Firmware
8 1 (0.43%) Docker
8 1 (0.43%) LXC
8 1 (0.43%) Corosync
8 1 (0.43%) NFS
Systems Management
1 56 (23.93%) Puppet
2 41 (17.52%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (12.39%) Ansible
4 8 (3.42%) SCCM
5 7 (2.99%) Graphite
6 6 (2.56%) Salt
6 6 (2.56%) Nagios
7 5 (2.14%) Vagrant
8 4 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.71%) StatsD
9 3 (1.28%) WSUS
10 2 (0.85%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.85%) OVSD
10 2 (0.85%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.43%) collectd
11 1 (0.43%) logstash
11 1 (0.43%) Pingdom
11 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.43%) Nessus
Vendors
1 38 (16.24%) Microsoft
2 34 (14.53%) VMware
3 24 (10.26%) HP
4 22 (9.40%) Red Hat
5 14 (5.98%) Oracle
6 13 (5.56%) Cisco
7 11 (4.70%) Citrix
8 10 (4.27%) EMC
9 9 (3.85%) IBM
10 6 (2.56%) NetApp
11 5 (2.14%) BMC
12 4 (1.71%) SAP
13 3 (1.28%) Adobe
14 2 (0.85%) Juniper
14 2 (0.85%) CheckPoint
14 2 (0.85%) webMethods
14 2 (0.85%) MicroStrategy
14 2 (0.85%) Teradata
14 2 (0.85%) Netezza
14 2 (0.85%) Isilon
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