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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 296 459 434
Rank change year-on-year
+163 -25
Contract jobs citing IaaS 421 189 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.33% 0.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.55% 5.50% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 129 145
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £330 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £448
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +0.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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
5576 3438 2367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.33% 6.02% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3933 2282 1527
Median daily rate £465 £415 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.04% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 48 54
Median hourly rate £17.50 £23.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.91% +31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.50 £29.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £20.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.27% +22.05%

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 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IaaS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

IaaS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 July 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 +160 411 £500 +2.56% 65
London +107 201 £525 -4.54% 29
South East +35 65 £475 +33.80% 17
West Midlands +2 38 £438 -2.77% 8
North West +20 27 £415 -36.15% 3
Surrey +16 26 £465 +9.41% 3
South West +20 22 £488 +8.33% 2
Hampshire - 22 £525 - 4
Yorkshire +9 21 £500 +4.16% 2
West Yorkshire +10 19 £500 +4.16% 2
City of London +43 18 £575 +1.09% 9
Leeds +4 18 £500 +4.16% 1
North East -20 15 £513 +28.12%
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 15 £513 +28.12%
Tyne and Wear -36 15 £513 +28.12%
Coventry -1 14 £375 -6.25% 5
Berkshire +4 13 £450 -10.00% 2
Wiltshire +8 11 £500 +11.11%
Cheshire +7 11 £388 -40.38%
East Midlands - 11 £575 -
East of England +21 10 £413 -2.94% 3
Reading +11 10 £450 -10.00%
Warrington +6 10 £400 -38.46%
Manchester +5 9 £425 - 2
Staines +2 8 £619 -
Egham - 8 £465 -
Swindon +2 7 £688 +52.77%
Warwickshire - 7 £500 - 1
Edinburgh +6 6 £388 +10.71%
Scotland -5 6 £388 -6.06% 1

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 578 (65.98%) PaaS
2 391 (44.63%) SaaS
3 369 (42.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 316 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
5 289 (32.99%) Amazon AWS
6 278 (31.74%) Linux
7 256 (29.22%) DevOps
8 244 (27.85%) Microsoft
9 235 (26.83%) Windows
10 188 (21.46%) Puppet
11 179 (20.43%) VMware
12 168 (19.18%) Opscode Chef
13 165 (18.84%) Python
14 150 (17.12%) Data Centre
15 144 (16.44%) PowerShell
16 141 (16.10%) Configuration Management
17 132 (15.07%) Active Directory
18 121 (13.81%) Java
19 116 (13.24%) Open Source
20 112 (12.79%) VMware Infrastructure
20 112 (12.79%) SQL
20 112 (12.79%) ITIL
21 104 (11.87%) Ansible
22 103 (11.76%) SQL Server
23 97 (11.07%) .NET
24 91 (10.39%) Git (software)
24 91 (10.39%) Office 365
25 88 (10.05%) OpenStack
26 85 (9.70%) Cisco
27 84 (9.59%) Finance

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 88 (10.05%) OpenStack
2 68 (7.76%) SharePoint
3 39 (4.45%) Apache
4 32 (3.65%) Cloud Foundry
5 27 (3.08%) IIS
6 26 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
7 23 (2.63%) MS Exchange
8 19 (2.17%) Confluence
9 17 (1.94%) nginx
9 17 (1.94%) Tomcat
10 12 (1.37%) NServiceBus
10 12 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (1.37%) Skype for Business
11 10 (1.14%) JBoss
12 9 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (0.80%) Apache Spark
15 5 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 67 (7.65%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.60%) MS Office
3 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.23%) Gliffy
4 2 (0.23%) MS Project
5 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) Maximo
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 578 (65.98%) PaaS
2 391 (44.63%) SaaS
3 369 (42.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 289 (32.99%) Amazon AWS
5 91 (10.39%) Office 365
6 77 (8.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 66 (7.53%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (1.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 17 (1.94%) Google Apps
8 17 (1.94%) Heroku
9 15 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (1.14%) Yammer
11 9 (1.03%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.91%) GitHub
12 8 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.80%) Trello
14 6 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.68%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 75 (8.56%) Firewall
2 63 (7.19%) Network Security
3 59 (6.74%) LAN
4 57 (6.51%) WAN
5 55 (6.28%) VPN
6 43 (4.91%) DNS
7 37 (4.22%) SAN
8 28 (3.20%) Internet
8 28 (3.20%) SSL
9 27 (3.08%) Cisco Nexus
10 24 (2.74%) DHCP
11 21 (2.40%) MPLS
12 14 (1.60%) DMZ
12 14 (1.60%) Skype
12 14 (1.60%) Wireless
13 13 (1.48%) VLAN
14 11 (1.26%) TCP/IP
15 10 (1.14%) Software-Defined Networking
15 10 (1.14%) Unified Communications
16 9 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.02%) MySQL
3 34 (3.88%) Hadoop
4 33 (3.77%) Azure SQL Database
4 33 (3.77%) Big Data
5 25 (2.85%) MongoDB
6 23 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
8 12 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (1.26%) OLAP
9 11 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
10 9 (1.03%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.03%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.57%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.57%) Power BI
11 5 (0.57%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.46%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.46%) GIS
12 4 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 91 (10.39%) Git (software)
2 44 (5.02%) JIRA
3 39 (4.45%) Jenkins
4 33 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (3.54%) Maven
6 27 (3.08%) Ant
7 26 (2.97%) Octopus Deploy
8 25 (2.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 23 (2.63%) Gradle
10 19 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
11 18 (2.05%) Visual Studio
12 15 (1.71%) Vagrant
13 10 (1.14%) Bitbucket
14 9 (1.03%) FxCop
14 9 (1.03%) StyleCop
15 8 (0.91%) Subversion
16 7 (0.80%) Selenium
16 7 (0.80%) TeamCity
17 5 (0.57%) SonarQube
17 5 (0.57%) Travis CI
General
1 84 (9.59%) Finance
2 22 (2.51%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.17%) Banking
4 18 (2.05%) Retail
5 13 (1.48%) Marketing
6 11 (1.26%) Legal
7 10 (1.14%) Advertising
8 9 (1.03%) Billing
9 6 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.57%) Automotive
11 4 (0.46%) Publishing
12 3 (0.34%) Games
12 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.23%) Electronics
13 2 (0.23%) Local Government
14 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.11%) French Language
14 1 (0.11%) German Language
14 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 320 (36.53%) Architect
2 125 (14.27%) Cloud Architect
3 124 (14.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 108 (12.33%) Solutions Architect
5 79 (9.02%) Consultant
6 77 (8.79%) Security Architect
7 65 (7.42%) Cloud Engineer
7 65 (7.42%) Infrastructure Architect
8 59 (6.74%) Senior DevOps
9 54 (6.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 49 (5.59%) Analyst
11 44 (5.02%) Technical Architect
12 41 (4.68%) Azure Consultant
13 40 (4.57%) Azure Engineer
14 39 (4.45%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 39 (4.45%) Security Solutions Architect
15 37 (4.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 35 (4.00%) Azure Architect
17 31 (3.54%) Developer
18 30 (3.42%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (11.07%) .NET
2 57 (6.51%) Web Services
3 35 (4.00%) Node.js
4 33 (3.77%) Middleware
5 23 (2.63%) HTML
6 20 (2.28%) AngularJS
7 16 (1.83%) LAMP
8 15 (1.71%) HTML5
8 15 (1.71%) RESTful
9 14 (1.60%) .NET Framework
9 14 (1.60%) LAPP Stack
10 13 (1.48%) LEMP Stack
10 13 (1.48%) Spring
11 12 (1.37%) JSON
11 12 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
12 11 (1.26%) libvirt
12 11 (1.26%) REST
12 11 (1.26%) Sensu
13 10 (1.14%) SOAP
13 10 (1.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 150 (17.12%) Data Centre
2 64 (7.31%) Private Cloud
3 53 (6.05%) Public Cloud
4 46 (5.25%) Hybrid Cloud
5 24 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (2.74%) VCE vBlock
6 23 (2.63%) User Experience
7 22 (2.51%) Management Information System
8 17 (1.94%) Replication
9 14 (1.60%) PKI
10 12 (1.37%) Computer Science
10 12 (1.37%) NHS
11 11 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.14%) Clustering
12 10 (1.14%) Visualisation
13 8 (0.91%) CMDB
14 7 (0.80%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 6 (0.68%) SCADA
16 5 (0.57%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 278 (31.74%) Linux
2 235 (26.83%) Windows
3 78 (8.90%) Windows Server
4 63 (7.19%) Unix
5 33 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (2.63%) CentOS
6 23 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (2.17%) VMS
9 12 (1.37%) Fedora
10 11 (1.26%) AIX
11 10 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.91%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.80%) Solaris
13 7 (0.80%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.68%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.23%) Android
16 2 (0.23%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (29.22%) DevOps
3 141 (16.10%) Configuration Management
4 116 (13.24%) Open Source
5 112 (12.79%) ITIL
6 80 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
6 80 (9.13%) Migration
7 69 (7.88%) TOGAF
8 64 (7.31%) Continuous Delivery
9 58 (6.62%) Project Management
9 58 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 57 (6.51%) High Availability
11 56 (6.39%) Information Security
12 54 (6.16%) Service Management
13 50 (5.71%) PRINCE2
14 41 (4.68%) Service Delivery
15 39 (4.45%) CRM
16 38 (4.34%) Scrum
16 38 (4.34%) Service Design
17 37 (4.22%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 165 (18.84%) Python
2 144 (16.44%) PowerShell
3 121 (13.81%) Java
4 112 (12.79%) SQL
5 84 (9.59%) Ruby
6 74 (8.45%) JavaScript
7 47 (5.37%) Perl
8 38 (4.34%) Bash Shell
9 32 (3.65%) C#
10 22 (2.51%) C++
11 18 (2.05%) C
12 12 (1.37%) Scala
13 11 (1.26%) Go
14 10 (1.14%) PHP
14 10 (1.14%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.03%) R
16 7 (0.80%) Tcl
17 5 (0.57%) VBScript
18 4 (0.46%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 77 (8.79%) Security Cleared
2 46 (5.25%) SC Cleared
3 30 (3.42%) Degree
4 27 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (2.63%) CISSP
6 20 (2.28%) BPSS Clearance
7 18 (2.05%) MCSE
8 17 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (1.94%) VCAP
9 11 (1.26%) CCNP
10 9 (1.03%) MCSA
11 7 (0.80%) GIAC
11 7 (0.80%) MCP
11 7 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.68%) AWS Certification
12 6 (0.68%) EMC Certification
12 6 (0.68%) ISEB
13 5 (0.57%) CCNA
13 5 (0.57%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 17 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.60%) QA
4 6 (0.68%) GxP
5 4 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.46%) SLA
6 2 (0.23%) COBIT
6 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) RMADS
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 132 (15.07%) Active Directory
2 112 (12.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (8.11%) Docker
4 51 (5.82%) vCloud
5 34 (3.88%) Hyper-V
6 29 (3.31%) KVM
7 28 (3.20%) vSphere
8 26 (2.97%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (1.71%) Xen
10 12 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (1.14%) XenApp
12 8 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.91%) VMware ESX
13 6 (0.68%) NFS
13 6 (0.68%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.57%) Ceph
14 5 (0.57%) XenServer
15 4 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 188 (21.46%) Puppet
2 168 (19.18%) Opscode Chef
3 104 (11.87%) Ansible
4 43 (4.91%) SCOM
5 33 (3.77%) SCCM
6 30 (3.42%) Terraform
7 27 (3.08%) Kubernetes
8 25 (2.85%) Mesos
9 21 (2.40%) StatsD
10 16 (1.83%) Packer
11 12 (1.37%) SCOrch
12 11 (1.26%) Ganglia
12 11 (1.26%) Graphite
13 9 (1.03%) AirWatch
14 8 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 8 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (0.91%) Tivoli
15 7 (0.80%) Kibana
15 7 (0.80%) logstash
15 7 (0.80%) vRealize
Vendors
1 244 (27.85%) Microsoft
2 179 (20.43%) VMware
3 85 (9.70%) Cisco
4 67 (7.65%) Oracle
5 42 (4.79%) Citrix
6 35 (4.00%) Google
7 28 (3.20%) EMC
8 26 (2.97%) HP
9 25 (2.85%) SaltStack
10 22 (2.51%) NetApp
11 20 (2.28%) Splunk
12 19 (2.17%) Red Hat
13 18 (2.05%) IBM
14 15 (1.71%) Juniper
14 15 (1.71%) Rackspace
15 13 (1.48%) AppDynamics
15 13 (1.48%) New Relic
16 12 (1.37%) Barracuda Networks
16 12 (1.37%) Dynatrace
17 10 (1.14%) Apigee
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day Initial 6 Month Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £535 - £625 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + Competitive & Flexible
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Networkers
Rate: £30.00 - £36.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
The People Network
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago