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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 289 432 503
Rank change year-on-year
+143 +71
Contract jobs citing IaaS 459 202 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 0.36% 0.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.61% 7.03% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 140 74
Average daily rate £475 £500 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +20.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £345 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £660 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £525 £388
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +35.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 - -

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
4774 2874 1912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.54% 5.15% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3277 1821 1213
Average daily rate £450 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 105 35
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £14.80 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +112 384 £488 -2.50% 86
London +68 159 £550 +22.22% 35
South East +30 76 £450 -2.70% 19
East of England +38 47 £413 -8.33% 3
North West -20 38 £450 -30.76% 6
Cambridgeshire +36 34 £413 +43.47% 1
Cambridge +22 32 £413 +43.47% 1
Hampshire +17 23 £450 -10.00%
City of London +51 22 £525 +16.66% 6
Yorkshire +14 19 £500 -6.97% 5
South West +19 16 £500 +5.26% 2
West Midlands +6 15 £500 +61.29% 11
Surrey -2 15 £550 - 4
Lancashire +13 14 £450 -1.36%
Blackpool +10 14 £450 -27.27%
Hertfordshire +11 13 £600 +33.33% 1
West Yorkshire +9 13 £500 -6.97% 2
Bristol +9 12 £475 -
Leeds +2 12 £500 -6.97% 2
Cheshire -32 10 £443 -31.92% 2
Berkshire +6 8 £450 -25.00% 6
Staines -2 8 £600 -
Kent - 8 £450 -
Manchester -5 7 £488 +19.63% 4
Reading -10 7 £463 - 5
East Midlands +11 6 £550 - 2
Coventry - 6 £463 - 4
Middlesex - 6 £400 -
Oxfordshire - 6 £450 - 4
Nottinghamshire - 6 £550 - 1

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 435 (63.32%) PaaS
2 311 (45.27%) SaaS
3 254 (36.97%) Linux
4 248 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
5 238 (34.64%) Microsoft Azure
6 213 (31.00%) Amazon AWS
7 192 (27.95%) Microsoft
8 184 (26.78%) VMware
9 183 (26.64%) DevOps
10 174 (25.33%) Windows
11 159 (23.14%) Puppet
12 137 (19.94%) Python
12 137 (19.94%) Java
13 135 (19.65%) Data Centre
14 132 (19.21%) Opscode Chef
15 118 (17.18%) VMware Infrastructure
16 109 (15.87%) Configuration Management
17 93 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
18 88 (12.81%) Open Source
19 82 (11.94%) Security Cleared
19 82 (11.94%) .NET
20 79 (11.50%) PowerShell
21 78 (11.35%) SQL Server
22 72 (10.48%) OpenStack
23 70 (10.19%) Cloud Computing
24 69 (10.04%) SC Cleared
24 69 (10.04%) Ruby
24 69 (10.04%) Finance
25 68 (9.90%) Firewall
25 68 (9.90%) SQL

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 72 (10.48%) OpenStack
2 47 (6.84%) SharePoint
3 41 (5.97%) Node.js
4 35 (5.09%) Cloud Foundry
4 35 (5.09%) Confluence
5 31 (4.51%) Apache
6 30 (4.37%) JBoss
7 28 (4.08%) IIS
8 23 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
9 20 (2.91%) Tomcat
10 13 (1.89%) MS Exchange
11 12 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (1.31%) Skype for Business
13 8 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (1.16%) WebSphere
14 7 (1.02%) nginx
15 5 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
16 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
17 3 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
17 3 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 36 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.77%) HipChat
3 7 (1.02%) MS Office
4 3 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.29%) Gliffy
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.44%) Maximo
2 3 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.15%) RMDS
4 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 435 (63.32%) PaaS
2 311 (45.27%) SaaS
3 238 (34.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 213 (31.00%) Amazon AWS
5 70 (10.19%) Cloud Computing
6 52 (7.57%) Office 365
7 28 (4.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 18 (2.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 17 (2.47%) Heroku
10 11 (1.60%) Amazon S3
11 9 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (0.87%) Route 53
13 5 (0.73%) Google Apps
13 5 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.58%) Yammer
15 3 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
16 2 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 2 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 68 (9.90%) Firewall
2 52 (7.57%) WAN
3 50 (7.28%) LAN
4 45 (6.55%) SAN
5 44 (6.40%) VPN
6 37 (5.39%) Internet
7 32 (4.66%) Cisco Nexus
7 32 (4.66%) DNS
8 29 (4.22%) Network Security
9 18 (2.62%) MPLS
10 15 (2.18%) Unified Communications
11 14 (2.04%) DHCP
12 13 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (1.75%) DMZ
13 12 (1.75%) Skype
14 9 (1.31%) BGP
14 9 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (1.31%) HSRP
14 9 (1.31%) VLAN
15 8 (1.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (11.35%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.26%) MySQL
3 32 (4.66%) Hadoop
4 30 (4.37%) Big Data
5 29 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (3.78%) MongoDB
7 25 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
8 19 (2.77%) Amazon RDS
9 14 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (1.75%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.46%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (1.46%) OLAP
12 9 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (0.73%) GIS
13 5 (0.73%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (0.58%) HBase
14 4 (0.58%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (0.44%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 64 (9.32%) JIRA
2 57 (8.30%) Git (software)
3 33 (4.80%) Jenkins
4 31 (4.51%) Maven
5 23 (3.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 23 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (2.91%) Sonatype Nexus
7 19 (2.77%) Selenium
8 18 (2.62%) Ant
8 18 (2.62%) Gradle
9 17 (2.47%) Visual Studio
10 16 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (1.46%) Bitbucket
12 9 (1.31%) Cucumber
12 9 (1.31%) JUnit
13 8 (1.16%) Subversion
14 7 (1.02%) MSI
15 6 (0.87%) SpecFlow
16 5 (0.73%) TeamCity
16 5 (0.73%) Vagrant
General
1 69 (10.04%) Finance
2 19 (2.77%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.04%) Banking
4 13 (1.89%) Marketing
5 12 (1.75%) Billing
6 9 (1.31%) Legal
7 8 (1.16%) Games
8 7 (1.02%) Retail
9 4 (0.58%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.44%) Advertising
10 3 (0.44%) Electronics
10 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.15%) French Language
12 1 (0.15%) German Language
12 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 239 (34.79%) Architect
2 102 (14.85%) Solutions Architect
3 100 (14.56%) Cloud Architect
4 82 (11.94%) DevOps Engineer
5 63 (9.17%) Consultant
6 53 (7.71%) Infrastructure Architect
7 50 (7.28%) Cloud Engineer
8 49 (7.13%) Security Architect
9 41 (5.97%) Analyst
10 37 (5.39%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 33 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 31 (4.51%) Developer
13 30 (4.37%) Security Solutions Architect
14 28 (4.08%) Business Analyst
15 26 (3.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 25 (3.64%) Azure Consultant
16 25 (3.64%) Technical Architect
17 24 (3.49%) AWS Architect
17 24 (3.49%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
18 23 (3.35%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (11.94%) .NET
2 45 (6.55%) Web Services
3 24 (3.49%) AngularJS
4 22 (3.20%) HTML
5 19 (2.77%) .NET Framework
5 19 (2.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 16 (2.33%) Middleware
7 15 (2.18%) REST
8 13 (1.89%) JSON
9 12 (1.75%) LAMP
10 11 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (1.60%) RESTful
11 10 (1.46%) CSS
11 10 (1.46%) HTML5
11 10 (1.46%) SOAP
12 9 (1.31%) jQuery
13 8 (1.16%) J2EE
14 7 (1.02%) ASP.NET
14 7 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 135 (19.65%) Data Centre
2 61 (8.88%) Private Cloud
3 37 (5.39%) Public Cloud
4 33 (4.80%) Hybrid Cloud
5 25 (3.64%) User Experience
6 21 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (3.06%) VCE vBlock
7 17 (2.47%) Management Information System
7 17 (2.47%) Social Media
8 15 (2.18%) Visualisation
9 10 (1.46%) NHS
10 9 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.31%) Replication
11 8 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (1.02%) PKI
13 6 (0.87%) CMDB
13 6 (0.87%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.87%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.73%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.73%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 254 (36.97%) Linux
2 174 (25.33%) Windows
3 66 (9.61%) Unix
4 46 (6.70%) Windows Server
5 19 (2.77%) VMS
6 17 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (2.04%) CentOS
9 11 (1.60%) Android
10 8 (1.16%) AIX
11 7 (1.02%) Fedora
11 7 (1.02%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.73%) Solaris
12 5 (0.73%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.73%) Windows Phone
12 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.58%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.44%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (26.64%) DevOps
3 109 (15.87%) Configuration Management
4 93 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
5 88 (12.81%) Open Source
6 64 (9.32%) Migration
7 54 (7.86%) ITIL
8 50 (7.28%) Continuous Delivery
9 48 (6.99%) TOGAF
10 45 (6.55%) TDD
11 44 (6.40%) Project Management
12 39 (5.68%) High Availability
13 36 (5.24%) BDD
13 36 (5.24%) CRM
14 35 (5.09%) Software Engineering
15 32 (4.66%) Automated Testing
15 32 (4.66%) Information Security
16 31 (4.51%) Enterprise Architecture
17 30 (4.37%) OO
17 30 (4.37%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 137 (19.94%) Java
1 137 (19.94%) Python
2 79 (11.50%) PowerShell
3 69 (10.04%) Ruby
4 68 (9.90%) SQL
5 41 (5.97%) JavaScript
6 32 (4.66%) Bash Shell
7 31 (4.51%) C#
8 26 (3.78%) Perl
9 13 (1.89%) R
10 12 (1.75%) C
10 12 (1.75%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.31%) Go
12 8 (1.16%) PHP
13 7 (1.02%) Tcl
14 4 (0.58%) C++
14 4 (0.58%) CoffeeScript
14 4 (0.58%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.58%) VB
15 3 (0.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 82 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 69 (10.04%) SC Cleared
3 33 (4.80%) Degree
4 16 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (2.04%) VCAP
7 13 (1.89%) CISSP
7 13 (1.89%) MCSE
8 11 (1.60%) CISM
8 11 (1.60%) MCSA
9 9 (1.31%) CCNP
10 8 (1.16%) MCP
11 7 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (1.02%) ISEB
11 7 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.87%) CCNA
12 6 (0.87%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.87%) EMC Certification
13 4 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.44%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (1.89%) QA
3 8 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.87%) GxP
5 5 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.29%) COBIT
6 2 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) RMADS
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 118 (17.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (9.17%) Docker
3 58 (8.44%) Active Directory
4 39 (5.68%) Hyper-V
4 39 (5.68%) vCloud
5 29 (4.22%) vSphere
6 20 (2.91%) KVM
6 20 (2.91%) Microsoft App-V
7 19 (2.77%) VMware ESX
8 18 (2.62%) XenApp
9 13 (1.89%) XenDesktop
10 10 (1.46%) NFS
10 10 (1.46%) Xen
11 8 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (1.16%) XenServer
12 3 (0.44%) RHEV
13 2 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.29%) LXC
13 2 (0.29%) UAG
13 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 159 (23.14%) Puppet
2 132 (19.21%) Opscode Chef
3 63 (9.17%) Ansible
4 36 (5.24%) SCCM
5 31 (4.51%) SCOM
6 20 (2.91%) Kubernetes
7 18 (2.62%) Mesos
7 18 (2.62%) StatsD
8 13 (1.89%) Terraform
9 11 (1.60%) Packer
10 10 (1.46%) CFEngine
10 10 (1.46%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 10 (1.46%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.87%) HP SiteScope
11 6 (0.87%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.87%) vRealize
11 6 (0.87%) Windows Intune
12 5 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 4 (0.58%) Nagios
13 4 (0.58%) Salt
Vendors
1 192 (27.95%) Microsoft
2 184 (26.78%) VMware
3 67 (9.75%) Oracle
4 61 (8.88%) Cisco
5 54 (7.86%) Citrix
6 29 (4.22%) Atlassian
6 29 (4.22%) HP
7 26 (3.78%) EMC
8 20 (2.91%) SaltStack
9 18 (2.62%) Google
9 18 (2.62%) IBM
9 18 (2.62%) Rackspace
10 16 (2.33%) Apigee
10 16 (2.33%) Mashery
10 16 (2.33%) Splunk
11 15 (2.18%) F5
12 14 (2.04%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.89%) NetApp
13 13 (1.89%) Teradata
14 12 (1.75%) Tableau
Nottinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £470 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £620 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
Rickmansworth
aap3
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £450 - 475 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Sheffield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago
Woking
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago