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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 483 483 525
Rank change year-on-year
0 +42
Contract jobs citing IaaS 128 117 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.21% 0.092%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.91% 5.28% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 92 29
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£475 £456 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £220 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £550 £603
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.00

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
3274 2218 1392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.74% 4.06% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2178 1422 950
Average daily rate £415 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £528 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 53 36
Average hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £23.80 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+30.30% -48.43%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -5 118 £475 +5.55% 54
London +8 57 £550 +12.82% 16
South East -14 36 £350 +59.09% 10
East Sussex - 17 £350 -
Brighton - 16 £350 -
City of London +5 13 £550 +20.54% 5
North West -20 9 £650 +61.49% 5
Berkshire +9 7 £500 +5.26% 3
East of England +6 7 £400 +14.28%
Scotland +3 7 £413 -
Cambridgeshire -1 6 £400 +14.28%
Cambridge - 6 £400 -
Surrey -4 5 £425 -22.72% 4
Glasgow - 5 £475 -
West Sussex -20 4 £220 -
South West -5 3 £450 -4.76% 10
West Midlands - 3 £450 - 8
Cheshire - 3 £650 -
Warrington - 3 £650 -
Cobham - 3 - -
Edinburgh -5 2 £350 -
Reading -6 2 - - 1
Merseyside -12 2 - -
Manchester -16 2 - - 5
Middlesex - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £400 - 3
Wiltshire - 2 £450 - 5
Swindon - 2 £450 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £472 -
Staines -3 1 - -

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 123 (45.56%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (42.96%) PaaS
3 88 (32.59%) Linux
4 84 (31.11%) Opscode Chef
5 83 (30.74%) VMware
6 78 (28.89%) Microsoft Azure
7 74 (27.41%) Windows
8 73 (27.04%) Microsoft
9 69 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
10 66 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
11 65 (24.07%) Cloud Computing
12 64 (23.70%) SaaS
12 64 (23.70%) Oracle
13 61 (22.59%) Python
14 60 (22.22%) Big Data
15 56 (20.74%) MongoDB
15 56 (20.74%) Citrix
16 54 (20.00%) JavaScript
16 54 (20.00%) Hadoop
17 53 (19.63%) DNS
18 49 (18.15%) Apache Cassandra
18 49 (18.15%) StatsD
19 48 (17.78%) R
19 48 (17.78%) Visualisation
19 48 (17.78%) Java
19 48 (17.78%) Teradata
20 47 (17.41%) Data Warehouse
20 47 (17.41%) Tableau
20 47 (17.41%) Machine Learning
20 47 (17.41%) DevOps

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 41 (15.19%) Node.js
2 26 (9.63%) MS Exchange
3 25 (9.26%) SharePoint
3 25 (9.26%) OpenStack
4 24 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (5.93%) IIS
7 10 (3.70%) Apache
7 10 (3.70%) Tomcat
7 10 (3.70%) Lync
8 9 (3.33%) Oracle Workflow
9 8 (2.96%) Eucalyptus
10 5 (1.85%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.48%) Confluence
11 4 (1.48%) JBoss
11 4 (1.48%) CMS
12 2 (0.74%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.22%) MS Office
3 4 (1.48%) MS Project
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Magento
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.37%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 123 (45.56%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (42.96%) PaaS
3 78 (28.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 65 (24.07%) Cloud Computing
5 64 (23.70%) SaaS
6 17 (6.30%) Office 365
7 8 (2.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.11%) IBM PureFlex
11 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.74%) Joyent
11 2 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.74%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.74%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 53 (19.63%) DNS
2 37 (13.70%) DHCP
3 31 (11.48%) SAN
4 27 (10.00%) VLAN
5 25 (9.26%) Firewall
5 25 (9.26%) TCP/IP
6 24 (8.89%) Internet
6 24 (8.89%) NAS
7 23 (8.52%) Network Security
8 22 (8.15%) LAN
9 19 (7.04%) VPN
10 15 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
11 13 (4.81%) WLAN
12 9 (3.33%) WAN
12 9 (3.33%) LDAP
13 8 (2.96%) Software-Defined Networking
14 7 (2.59%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
16 5 (1.85%) MPLS
17 4 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (22.22%) Big Data
2 56 (20.74%) MongoDB
3 54 (20.00%) Hadoop
4 49 (18.15%) Apache Cassandra
5 47 (17.41%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (5.93%) SQL Server
7 7 (2.59%) MySQL
8 5 (1.85%) HBase
9 4 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.48%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.74%) EDRMS
11 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.74%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.74%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.37%) Redis
12 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (5.19%) Jenkins
2 13 (4.81%) JIRA
3 12 (4.44%) Git (software)
3 12 (4.44%) Subversion
4 7 (2.59%) Maven
5 6 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.85%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.48%) Spock
7 4 (1.48%) Geb
7 4 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.48%) IntelliJ
7 4 (1.48%) Ant
8 2 (0.74%) JUnit
8 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.74%) MSI
8 2 (0.74%) Selenium
8 2 (0.74%) Grunt
9 1 (0.37%) WebStorm
9 1 (0.37%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.37%) gulp
General
1 27 (10.00%) Finance
2 11 (4.07%) Banking
3 9 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.85%) Marketing
4 5 (1.85%) Retail
4 5 (1.85%) Billing
5 4 (1.48%) Publishing
5 4 (1.48%) Games
6 3 (1.11%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Legal
7 1 (0.37%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.37%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 112 (41.48%) Architect
2 39 (14.44%) Technical Architect
3 32 (11.85%) Cloud Architect
4 25 (9.26%) Digital Architect
5 23 (8.52%) Digital Technical Architect
6 19 (7.04%) Security Architect
7 18 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (6.67%) Senior Architect
8 17 (6.30%) Consultant
8 17 (6.30%) Analyst
9 15 (5.56%) Administrator
9 15 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (5.56%) Senior Technical Architect
10 14 (5.19%) Developer
11 13 (4.81%) DevOps Engineer
12 12 (4.44%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 12 (4.44%) Infrastructure Architect
13 10 (3.70%) Senior Digital Architect
13 10 (3.70%) Cyber Security Architect
13 10 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (14.44%) .NET
1 39 (14.44%) AngularJS
2 37 (13.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 33 (12.22%) Web Services
4 7 (2.59%) .NET Framework
4 7 (2.59%) JSON
4 7 (2.59%) REST
5 5 (1.85%) Spring
5 5 (1.85%) RESTful
6 4 (1.48%) Grails
6 4 (1.48%) Apache Camel
6 4 (1.48%) JMX
6 4 (1.48%) SOAP
6 4 (1.48%) JAX-RS
6 4 (1.48%) Spring Boot
7 3 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (1.11%) boto
7 3 (1.11%) Middleware
8 2 (0.74%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.74%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (17.78%) Visualisation
2 44 (16.30%) Data Centre
3 17 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (5.19%) User Experience
6 9 (3.33%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.96%) Enterprise Cloud
8 7 (2.59%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.22%) Clustering
9 6 (2.22%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.85%) PKI
10 5 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.48%) FlexPod
11 4 (1.48%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.11%) Streaming Video
13 2 (0.74%) Replication
13 2 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.74%) CESG
13 2 (0.74%) CMDB
13 2 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 88 (32.59%) Linux
2 74 (27.41%) Windows
3 33 (12.22%) UNIX
4 25 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.96%) CentOS
7 7 (2.59%) Ubuntu
7 7 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.22%) Data ONTAP
9 4 (1.48%) Solaris
10 3 (1.11%) VMS
11 1 (0.37%) Debian
11 1 (0.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (17.41%) Machine Learning
2 47 (17.41%) DevOps
3 36 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 31 (11.48%) Service Delivery
5 27 (10.00%) Migration
6 25 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (8.89%) ITIL
8 19 (7.04%) Open Source
9 16 (5.93%) Workflow
10 15 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (5.19%) Project Management
11 14 (5.19%) Service Management
12 13 (4.81%) E-Commerce
12 13 (4.81%) Change Management
12 13 (4.81%) Capacity Management
13 12 (4.44%) Performance Management
14 11 (4.07%) SOA
14 11 (4.07%) Cyber Security
14 11 (4.07%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 61 (22.59%) Python
2 54 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 48 (17.78%) Java
3 48 (17.78%) R
4 30 (11.11%) SQL
5 27 (10.00%) Ruby
6 16 (5.93%) Bash Shell
7 14 (5.19%) Perl
8 12 (4.44%) PowerShell
9 11 (4.07%) C
10 10 (3.70%) C#
11 8 (2.96%) PHP
12 6 (2.22%) C++
13 4 (1.48%) Groovy
14 3 (1.11%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.74%) PHP5
16 1 (0.37%) Scala
16 1 (0.37%) Bourne shell
16 1 (0.37%) Go
Qualifications
1 23 (8.52%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.93%) CISSP
4 15 (5.56%) CISM
5 9 (3.33%) Degree
6 8 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.96%) CCNA
7 7 (2.59%) MCSE
7 7 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.85%) MCSA
8 5 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.48%) JNCIA
9 4 (1.48%) CCSA
9 4 (1.48%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.48%) MCP
10 3 (1.11%) PMP
11 2 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.74%) CCNP
12 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.56%) SLA
2 3 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.11%) QA
3 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.37%) EMIR
System Software
1 66 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (14.07%) Active Directory
3 25 (9.26%) vSphere
4 19 (7.04%) vCloud
5 13 (4.81%) Hyper-V
6 11 (4.07%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.59%) Docker
8 6 (2.22%) NFS
8 6 (2.22%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.85%) Firmware
9 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.48%) UAG
10 4 (1.48%) KVM
11 3 (1.11%) GPFS
11 3 (1.11%) Ceph
11 3 (1.11%) Gluster
11 3 (1.11%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.74%) XenServer
13 1 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 84 (31.11%) Opscode Chef
2 49 (18.15%) StatsD
3 41 (15.19%) Puppet
4 15 (5.56%) vMotion
5 12 (4.44%) Ansible
6 6 (2.22%) SCCM
7 5 (1.85%) Vagrant
8 4 (1.48%) SCOM
8 4 (1.48%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.48%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (1.11%) yum
9 3 (1.11%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.11%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.11%) CFEngine
10 2 (0.74%) Salt
10 2 (0.74%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.37%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 83 (30.74%) VMware
2 73 (27.04%) Microsoft
3 64 (23.70%) Oracle
4 56 (20.74%) Citrix
5 48 (17.78%) Teradata
6 47 (17.41%) Tableau
7 46 (17.04%) Apigee
7 46 (17.04%) Mashery
8 32 (11.85%) Cisco
9 31 (11.48%) Red Hat
10 21 (7.78%) HP
11 17 (6.30%) NetApp
12 15 (5.56%) IBM
13 10 (3.70%) CA
13 10 (3.70%) Rackspace
14 8 (2.96%) 3PAR
14 8 (2.96%) SAP
15 7 (2.59%) EMC
16 6 (2.22%) BMC
16 6 (2.22%) Brocade
West Midlands
Fox IT SM ltd
Rate: £Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
CPS Group
Rate: £450 - 525 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago