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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 493 509 573
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +64
Contract jobs citing IaaS 120 65 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.12% 0.036%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.35% 5.18% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 38 17
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£475 £450 £454
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £323 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £604 £695
UK excluding London average daily rate £474 £400 £454
% change year-on-year
+18.43% -11.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
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
1889 1255 755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.39% 2.38% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 865 462
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £125 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.30 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-52.41% +39.42%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +38 113 £475 +5.55% 22
London +30 49 £500 +5.26% 7
South West -6 27 £495 +43.47%
South East -9 18 £400 +4.57% 11
Somerset - 17 £485 -
Taunton - 12 £496 -
North West - 11 £425 - 3
City of London +29 8 £481 -12.57% 1
West Sussex +4 5 £220 -
Berkshire -2 5 £475 +34.75% 1
Lancashire - 5 £403 -
Wales - 5 £475 - 2
Surrey -3 4 £550 +37.50% 2
East Midlands - 4 £345 -
Reading +4 3 £475 +65.21% 1
Swansea - 3 £500 - 1
Kent - 3 £710 -
West Wales - 3 £500 - 1
East of England -35 2 £350 -39.13%
South Wales - 2 £363 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £328 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £350 -
Dorset - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £500 - 3
Bournemouth - 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 £363 - 1
Edinburgh -14 1 - -
Scotland -17 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £475 -
Hampshire - 1 £475 - 5

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 115 (60.21%) PaaS
2 76 (39.79%) SaaS
3 65 (34.03%) Linux
4 49 (25.65%) Windows
5 45 (23.56%) SOA
6 40 (20.94%) Security Cleared
7 39 (20.42%) Microsoft
8 37 (19.37%) Microsoft Azure
9 36 (18.85%) VMware
10 35 (18.32%) ITIL
11 31 (16.23%) Configuration Management
11 31 (16.23%) Amazon AWS
12 30 (15.71%) Opscode Chef
13 29 (15.18%) Web Services
14 28 (14.66%) Puppet
15 27 (14.14%) DevOps
16 26 (13.61%) Ruby
17 25 (13.09%) Continuous Integration
18 24 (12.57%) Java
19 23 (12.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 22 (11.52%) IIS
20 22 (11.52%) Finance
21 21 (10.99%) Internet
21 21 (10.99%) Red Hat
21 21 (10.99%) Active Directory
21 21 (10.99%) SC Cleared
22 20 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
23 19 (9.95%) Citrix
23 19 (9.95%) Oracle
23 19 (9.95%) Open Source

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (11.52%) IIS
2 17 (8.90%) SharePoint
2 17 (8.90%) MS Exchange
3 13 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (6.81%) OpenStack
4 12 (6.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (3.14%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (2.62%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.62%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.09%) Apache
7 4 (2.09%) Lync
7 4 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.57%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.57%) Node.js
8 3 (1.57%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (1.57%) nginx
9 2 (1.05%) NetWeaver
9 2 (1.05%) CloudStack
9 2 (1.05%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (2.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.05%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 115 (60.21%) PaaS
2 76 (39.79%) SaaS
3 37 (19.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (16.23%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (8.90%) Office 365
6 12 (6.28%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.52%) Route 53
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.52%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.52%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.52%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.99%) Internet
2 17 (8.90%) Firewall
2 17 (8.90%) DNS
3 13 (6.81%) DHCP
4 12 (6.28%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (4.71%) NAS
5 9 (4.71%) SAN
6 8 (4.19%) VPN
7 6 (3.14%) SNMP
7 6 (3.14%) WAN
8 5 (2.62%) SSH
8 5 (2.62%) SSL
8 5 (2.62%) MPLS
9 4 (2.09%) VLAN
9 4 (2.09%) LAN
9 4 (2.09%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.57%) DMZ
10 3 (1.57%) PBX
10 3 (1.57%) LDAP
10 3 (1.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.42%) MongoDB
2 11 (5.76%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (4.71%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.14%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.09%) DB2
6 4 (2.09%) VLDB
7 3 (1.57%) MySQL
8 2 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.05%) Big Data
9 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (7.85%) RSpec
2 5 (2.62%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.62%) Bugzilla
2 5 (2.62%) NUnit
2 5 (2.62%) JIRA
2 5 (2.62%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.52%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.52%) Maven
3 1 (0.52%) VisualVM
3 1 (0.52%) Ant
General
1 22 (11.52%) Finance
2 12 (6.28%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.09%) Legal
3 4 (2.09%) Publishing
3 4 (2.09%) Banking
3 4 (2.09%) Retail
3 4 (2.09%) Billing
4 3 (1.57%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.57%) Back Office
5 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.05%) Local Government
5 2 (1.05%) Advertising
5 2 (1.05%) German Language
6 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 77 (40.31%) Architect
2 20 (10.47%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (9.42%) Cloud Architect
4 16 (8.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (8.38%) Enterprise Architect
5 15 (7.85%) Lead Architect
5 15 (7.85%) Infrastructure Architect
5 15 (7.85%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (4.19%) Applications Support
6 8 (4.19%) Service Manager
6 8 (4.19%) Support Manager
6 8 (4.19%) Applications Support Manager
6 8 (4.19%) Security Architect
6 8 (4.19%) Transition Manager
6 8 (4.19%) Applications Manager
6 8 (4.19%) Service Transition Manager
7 7 (3.66%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.14%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (3.14%) Developer
8 6 (3.14%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (15.18%) Web Services
2 13 (6.81%) Middleware
3 9 (4.71%) .NET
4 7 (3.66%) XML
4 7 (3.66%) XSD
5 6 (3.14%) J2EE
6 5 (2.62%) XSL
6 5 (2.62%) HTML
6 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 5 (2.62%) Java EE
6 5 (2.62%) WCF
7 4 (2.09%) LAMP
8 3 (1.57%) JSON
8 3 (1.57%) Software Packaging
8 3 (1.57%) Spring
8 3 (1.57%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (1.57%) Memcached
9 2 (1.05%) REST
9 2 (1.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 2 (1.05%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.95%) Open Source
2 16 (8.38%) PKI
3 13 (6.81%) RMADS
4 8 (4.19%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.66%) Clustering
6 5 (2.62%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.62%) Digital Media
6 5 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.09%) Spread Betting
8 2 (1.05%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.05%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.05%) APACS
8 2 (1.05%) CESG
9 1 (0.52%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.52%) Derivative
9 1 (0.52%) NGOSS
9 1 (0.52%) Firmware
9 1 (0.52%) DataPower
9 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 65 (34.03%) Linux
2 49 (25.65%) Windows
3 23 (12.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (6.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (6.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.62%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.09%) Windows Phone
6 4 (2.09%) AIX
6 4 (2.09%) UNIX
6 4 (2.09%) Android
7 3 (1.57%) HPUX
7 3 (1.57%) Solaris
7 3 (1.57%) CentOS
7 3 (1.57%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.05%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (23.56%) SOA
2 35 (18.32%) ITIL
3 31 (16.23%) Configuration Management
4 27 (14.14%) DevOps
5 25 (13.09%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (9.42%) TOGAF
8 14 (7.33%) Service Delivery
8 14 (7.33%) Risk Management
9 13 (6.81%) Migration
9 13 (6.81%) OO
9 13 (6.81%) Enterprise Architecture
10 12 (6.28%) Load Balancing
11 11 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (5.24%) Change Management
12 10 (5.24%) Project Management
12 10 (5.24%) PRINCE2
12 10 (5.24%) OWASP
13 8 (4.19%) Information Assurance
13 8 (4.19%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.61%) Ruby
2 24 (12.57%) Java
3 9 (4.71%) Python
4 8 (4.19%) C#
5 5 (2.62%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.62%) Perl
6 4 (2.09%) C++
6 4 (2.09%) C
7 3 (1.57%) SQL
8 2 (1.05%) VBScript
8 2 (1.05%) PHP
8 2 (1.05%) Scala
8 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 40 (20.94%) Security Cleared
2 21 (10.99%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.28%) DV Cleared
3 12 (6.28%) CISSP
4 10 (5.24%) CEH
5 9 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (4.71%) MCP
5 9 (4.71%) MCSE
5 9 (4.71%) MCSA
6 8 (4.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (3.66%) Degree
8 6 (3.14%) VCAP
9 5 (2.62%) VCDX
10 2 (1.05%) PMP
10 2 (1.05%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.52%) RHCE
11 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.52%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.28%) ISO 9000
1 12 (6.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.09%) SLA
3 3 (1.57%) QA
4 2 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.52%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.52%) COBIT
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (10.99%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.28%) vSphere
4 11 (5.76%) UAG
5 7 (3.66%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.14%) vCloud
7 2 (1.05%) XenApp
7 2 (1.05%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.05%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 30 (15.71%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (14.66%) Puppet
3 15 (7.85%) SCCM
4 5 (2.62%) Ansible
5 3 (1.57%) Opsview
5 3 (1.57%) StatsD
6 2 (1.05%) collectd
6 2 (1.05%) Nagios
7 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.52%) Nessus
7 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.52%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.52%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.52%) Kibana
Vendors
1 39 (20.42%) Microsoft
2 36 (18.85%) VMware
3 21 (10.99%) Red Hat
4 19 (9.95%) Citrix
4 19 (9.95%) Oracle
5 18 (9.42%) HP
6 8 (4.19%) IBM
7 7 (3.66%) SAP
8 6 (3.14%) Cisco
9 5 (2.62%) Google
10 4 (2.09%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.09%) EMC
10 4 (2.09%) NetApp
11 3 (1.57%) Adobe
12 2 (1.05%) Intel
12 2 (1.05%) JBoss
12 2 (1.05%) Cognizant
12 2 (1.05%) Software AG
12 2 (1.05%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £470 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East (Home Counties)
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 300-600 Per Day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £300 - 340 per day
Posted: 13 days ago