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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 206 404 479
Rank change year-on-year
+198 +75
Contract jobs citing IaaS 613 242 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.22% 0.44% 0.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.02% 6.39% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 162 138
Median daily rate £475 £524 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +16.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £360 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 - -

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
6116 3790 2668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.19% 6.93% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4192 2609 1790
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £410 £420
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 55 60
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.88 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.49% +14.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £81.25 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-41.81% +52.77%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +191 597 £484 -7.55% 64
London +73 218 £500 -4.76% 32
South East +116 136 £500 +12.67% 17
Hampshire +83 88 £500 +21.21% 1
North East +36 86 £425 -12.82% 1
Tyne and Wear +27 77 £425 +30.76%
Newcastle upon Tyne +28 76 £425 -
North West +41 56 £375 -16.66% 5
City of London +32 41 £525 - 3
Lancashire +28 38 £400 -
Blackpool +16 36 £400 -
East of England +30 31 £600 +20.00% 1
Fareham +14 31 £525 - 1
West Midlands 0 30 £400 -32.20% 1
East Midlands +13 22 £330 -8.20% 2
Cambridgeshire +16 21 - -
Yorkshire +7 20 £525 +16.66% 1
Southampton - 20 £513 -
Leicestershire +9 13 - - 1
Berkshire +13 12 £500 +66.66% 6
West Yorkshire +7 12 £525 +20.00%
Cheshire +20 11 £325 -21.21% 2
Warrington +5 11 £325 -45.83% 2
Buckinghamshire +20 10 £475 -
Scotland +14 10 £381 +17.30% 1
Leeds +10 10 £573 +34.70%
Solihull - 10 - -
South West +15 9 £458 +32.20% 4
Coventry -8 9 £400 -
West Sussex +15 8 £435 -

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 720 (71.71%) PaaS
2 396 (39.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 364 (36.25%) SaaS
4 359 (35.76%) Agile Software Development
5 328 (32.67%) Linux
6 316 (31.47%) Windows
7 310 (30.88%) Microsoft
8 309 (30.78%) DevOps
9 294 (29.28%) Amazon AWS
10 240 (23.90%) ITIL
11 220 (21.91%) VMware
12 201 (20.02%) Open Source
13 183 (18.23%) Service Management
14 149 (14.84%) Security Cleared
15 141 (14.04%) Active Directory
16 140 (13.94%) Puppet
17 133 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
18 126 (12.55%) Scrum
19 124 (12.35%) Change Management
20 123 (12.25%) PowerShell
21 122 (12.15%) MS Excel
22 121 (12.05%) Configuration Management
22 121 (12.05%) Opscode Chef
23 119 (11.85%) Python
24 113 (11.25%) Java
25 107 (10.66%) Git (software)
26 103 (10.26%) SC Cleared
27 102 (10.16%) PRINCE2
28 101 (10.06%) Finance
29 100 (9.96%) Continuous Integration

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 78 (7.77%) OpenStack
2 48 (4.78%) WebSphere
3 47 (4.68%) Cloud Foundry
4 45 (4.48%) Confluence
5 43 (4.28%) IIS
6 36 (3.59%) SharePoint
7 35 (3.49%) Apache
7 35 (3.49%) Oracle Application Server
8 30 (2.99%) Tomcat
9 20 (1.99%) WebLogic
10 19 (1.89%) nginx
11 18 (1.79%) JBoss
12 17 (1.69%) MS Exchange
13 15 (1.49%) Apache Spark
14 13 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
15 10 (1.00%) SAS
15 10 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
16 9 (0.90%) Apache Solr
16 9 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 122 (12.15%) MS Excel
2 31 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (2.19%) MS Office
4 4 (0.40%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.40%) MS Project
5 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.100%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 37 (3.69%) Oracle EBS
1 37 (3.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 24 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.90%) SAP hybris
4 7 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.100%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 720 (71.71%) PaaS
2 396 (39.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 364 (36.25%) SaaS
4 294 (29.28%) Amazon AWS
5 77 (7.67%) Office 365
6 58 (5.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 42 (4.18%) Cloud Computing
8 38 (3.78%) GitHub
9 30 (2.99%) OpenShift
10 28 (2.79%) CloudBees
11 27 (2.69%) AWS CloudFormation
12 20 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
13 13 (1.29%) HP Helion
14 7 (0.70%) Data Lake Analytics
15 6 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.60%) Google App Engine
16 5 (0.50%) G Suite
16 5 (0.50%) Heroku
16 5 (0.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 75 (7.47%) DNS
2 70 (6.97%) Firewall
3 42 (4.18%) Network Security
4 35 (3.49%) WAN
5 34 (3.39%) LAN
6 29 (2.89%) VPN
7 27 (2.69%) DHCP
8 26 (2.59%) HTTP
9 23 (2.29%) SSL
10 20 (1.99%) Internet
11 17 (1.69%) NetScaler
12 16 (1.59%) LDAP
13 14 (1.39%) TCP/IP
14 13 (1.29%) DMARC
14 13 (1.29%) DMZ
14 13 (1.29%) IP Telephony
14 13 (1.29%) Software-Defined Networking
15 11 (1.10%) DKIM
15 11 (1.10%) SMTP
16 9 (0.90%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.98%) Oracle Database
3 39 (3.88%) MongoDB
3 39 (3.88%) NoSQL
4 36 (3.59%) Oracle Database 12c
5 31 (3.09%) MySQL
6 26 (2.59%) Azure SQL Database
7 21 (2.09%) Hadoop
8 20 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
8 20 (1.99%) Relational Database
9 19 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (1.49%) Power BI
14 13 (1.29%) Data Lake
15 11 (1.10%) Big Data
15 11 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 10 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
16 10 (1.00%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 107 (10.66%) Git (software)
2 84 (8.37%) Jenkins
3 68 (6.77%) JIRA
4 35 (3.49%) SonarQube
5 26 (2.59%) Maven
6 21 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (1.59%) Ant
8 15 (1.49%) Vagrant
8 15 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
9 12 (1.20%) Visual Studio
10 11 (1.10%) Selenium
10 11 (1.10%) Subversion
11 10 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (0.90%) Cucumber
12 9 (0.90%) Gradle
13 7 (0.70%) JUnit
13 7 (0.70%) Talend Open Studio
14 6 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (0.60%) Jasmine
14 6 (0.60%) Mocha
General
1 101 (10.06%) Finance
2 33 (3.29%) Banking
3 32 (3.19%) Retail
4 29 (2.89%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.39%) Marketing
6 23 (2.29%) Advertising
7 10 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.90%) Aerospace
8 9 (0.90%) Legal
9 8 (0.80%) Electronics
10 7 (0.70%) Back Office
11 5 (0.50%) Billing
12 4 (0.40%) Publishing
13 3 (0.30%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.30%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Automotive
14 2 (0.20%) Games
14 2 (0.20%) Local Government
15 1 (0.100%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.100%) Law
Job Titles
1 281 (27.99%) Architect
2 109 (10.86%) Cloud Architect
3 104 (10.36%) DevOps Engineer
4 79 (7.87%) Developer
5 75 (7.47%) Consultant
6 69 (6.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 68 (6.77%) Azure Architect
8 61 (6.08%) Solutions Architect
9 50 (4.98%) Infrastructure Architect
10 48 (4.78%) Analyst
11 47 (4.68%) AWS Architect
12 45 (4.48%) Cloud Engineer
13 43 (4.28%) DBA
14 40 (3.98%) Operations Engineer
15 39 (3.88%) Azure Consultant
16 36 (3.59%) Azure Engineer
17 33 (3.29%) Project Manager
18 32 (3.19%) Security Architect
19 29 (2.89%) Oracle DBA
19 29 (2.89%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (9.06%) .NET
2 72 (7.17%) Web Services
3 68 (6.77%) REST
4 62 (6.18%) HTML
5 60 (5.98%) JSON
6 47 (4.68%) Node.js
7 46 (4.58%) CSS
7 46 (4.58%) HTML5
8 41 (4.08%) SOAP
9 30 (2.99%) Sass
10 29 (2.89%) Middleware
11 26 (2.59%) AngularJS
11 26 (2.59%) jQuery
12 25 (2.49%) React
12 25 (2.49%) Spring
13 24 (2.39%) ASP.NET
14 23 (2.29%) Backbone.js
15 22 (2.19%) XML
16 20 (1.99%) Dojo
17 19 (1.89%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 86 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 58 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (4.68%) Management Information System
4 42 (4.18%) Public Cloud
5 39 (3.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 36 (3.59%) User Experience
7 35 (3.49%) Private Cloud
8 32 (3.19%) CMDB
9 27 (2.69%) Clustering
9 27 (2.69%) Mobile App
10 17 (1.69%) Tandem
11 16 (1.59%) Replication
12 15 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (1.29%) Client/Server
14 12 (1.20%) Computer Science
15 11 (1.10%) Data Integration
15 11 (1.10%) PKI
16 8 (0.80%) Virtual Team
17 7 (0.70%) Mathematics
18 6 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 328 (32.67%) Linux
2 316 (31.47%) Windows
3 90 (8.96%) Windows Server
4 84 (8.37%) Unix
5 50 (4.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (4.18%) AIX
7 42 (4.18%) Windows XP
8 38 (3.78%) Windows 2000
9 29 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (1.79%) CentOS
11 11 (1.10%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.80%) Android
12 8 (0.80%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.80%) Fedora
12 8 (0.80%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.70%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.70%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.60%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (35.76%) Agile Software Development
2 309 (30.78%) DevOps
3 240 (23.90%) ITIL
4 201 (20.02%) Open Source
5 183 (18.23%) Service Management
6 126 (12.55%) Scrum
7 124 (12.35%) Change Management
8 121 (12.05%) Configuration Management
9 102 (10.16%) PRINCE2
10 100 (9.96%) Continuous Integration
11 96 (9.56%) High Availability
12 92 (9.16%) Data Management
13 88 (8.76%) Continuous Delivery
14 85 (8.47%) Problem Management
15 79 (7.87%) Migration
15 79 (7.87%) TOGAF
16 71 (7.07%) ITSM
17 66 (6.57%) TDD
18 61 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
19 59 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 123 (12.25%) PowerShell
2 119 (11.85%) Python
3 113 (11.25%) Java
4 98 (9.76%) SQL
5 70 (6.97%) JavaScript
6 66 (6.57%) C#
7 65 (6.47%) Ruby
8 39 (3.88%) Bash Shell
9 37 (3.69%) Perl
10 22 (2.19%) C
11 18 (1.79%) Shell Script
12 15 (1.49%) C++
13 11 (1.10%) PHP
14 9 (0.90%) Go
15 8 (0.80%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.70%) R
17 6 (0.60%) Groovy
17 6 (0.60%) Scala
18 2 (0.20%) Objective-C
18 2 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 149 (14.84%) Security Cleared
2 103 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 34 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
3 34 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
5 26 (2.59%) Degree
6 24 (2.39%) MCSE
7 19 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (1.59%) CISSP
9 15 (1.49%) MCSA
10 14 (1.39%) AWS Certification
10 14 (1.39%) DV Cleared
11 12 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (1.00%) CCNA
13 7 (0.70%) MCSD
13 7 (0.70%) PMP
13 7 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.60%) GIAC
14 6 (0.60%) ISEB
15 5 (0.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.38%) SLA
2 36 (3.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 17 (1.69%) QA
4 15 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.100%) BS7799
6 1 (0.100%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.100%) RMADS
System Software
1 141 (14.04%) Active Directory
2 133 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (8.27%) Docker
4 39 (3.88%) Hyper-V
5 31 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
5 31 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (2.89%) vCloud
7 28 (2.79%) vSphere
8 19 (1.89%) KVM
9 17 (1.69%) XenDesktop
10 14 (1.39%) Xen
11 13 (1.29%) XenServer
12 9 (0.90%) XenApp
13 5 (0.50%) Ceph
13 5 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.30%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.20%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.20%) Shibboleth
16 1 (0.100%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 140 (13.94%) Puppet
2 121 (12.05%) Opscode Chef
3 75 (7.47%) Ansible
4 36 (3.59%) SCOM
5 24 (2.39%) SCCM
5 24 (2.39%) Terraform
6 14 (1.39%) Packer
7 11 (1.10%) Nagios
8 9 (0.90%) Ganglia
8 9 (0.90%) Graphite
8 9 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (0.90%) StatsD
9 8 (0.80%) CA Single Sign-On
10 7 (0.70%) vRealize
11 6 (0.60%) Kubernetes
11 6 (0.60%) Mesos
12 5 (0.50%) Kibana
12 5 (0.50%) logstash
12 5 (0.50%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.50%) vMotion
Vendors
1 310 (30.88%) Microsoft
2 220 (21.91%) VMware
3 92 (9.16%) Oracle
4 60 (5.98%) Red Hat
5 58 (5.78%) Cisco
6 43 (4.28%) Google
7 38 (3.78%) Citrix
8 25 (2.49%) CheckPoint
9 24 (2.39%) CA
10 22 (2.19%) Splunk
11 20 (1.99%) Dell
11 20 (1.99%) SaltStack
11 20 (1.99%) ServiceNow
12 19 (1.89%) New Relic
12 19 (1.89%) Remedy
13 18 (1.79%) MuleSoft
14 17 (1.69%) SAP
15 16 (1.59%) HP
16 15 (1.49%) BMC
17 13 (1.29%) Tableau
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