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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 304 464 470
Rank change year-on-year
+160 +6
Contract jobs citing IaaS 402 197 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.34% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.84% 5.75% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 131 141
Median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £330 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £616 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 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
5873 3426 2461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.86% 5.96% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4089 2268 1551
Median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.11% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 58 51
Median hourly rate £19.61 £23.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.73% +27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.70 £39.30 £36.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £23.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-22.82% +31.42%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +157 393 £500 +0.05% 44
London +87 199 £525 -4.54% 21
South East +47 83 £500 +38.88% 10
Hampshire - 38 £550 - 5
West Midlands 0 37 £400 - 5
City of London +26 24 £556 +17.10% 3
North West +21 22 £400 -38.46% 1
Surrey +17 21 £465 -7.00% 1
Yorkshire 0 18 £475 -5.00% 1
South West +25 15 £463 - 3
Leeds +3 15 £500 - 1
West Yorkshire +2 15 £500 - 1
Fareham - 15 £575 -
Berkshire +3 13 £501 +0.10% 3
Cheshire +16 12 £400 -32.63%
Coventry -8 12 £375 -6.25% 2
Warrington +22 10 £400 -32.63%
Wiltshire +9 8 £500 - 2
Manchester -1 8 £425 -
Shropshire - 8 - -
Telford - 8 - -
Scotland +10 7 £450 +28.57%
Edinburgh +6 7 £450 +28.57%
Warwickshire - 7 £500 -
Egham - 7 £465 -
Southampton - 6 £463 - 5
East of England +11 5 £594 +39.70% 1
East Midlands +1 5 £500 +42.85%
Midlands - 5 £525 -
Reading +11 4 £425 -8.10% 1

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 610 (67.25%) PaaS
2 391 (43.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 371 (40.90%) SaaS
4 316 (34.84%) Agile Software Development
5 308 (33.96%) Amazon AWS
6 286 (31.53%) DevOps
7 267 (29.44%) Linux
8 250 (27.56%) Microsoft
9 247 (27.23%) Windows
10 184 (20.29%) Puppet
11 172 (18.96%) VMware
12 164 (18.08%) Opscode Chef
13 144 (15.88%) PowerShell
13 144 (15.88%) Python
14 143 (15.77%) Configuration Management
15 137 (15.10%) Data Centre
16 134 (14.77%) Active Directory
17 119 (13.12%) SQL
18 115 (12.68%) Open Source
19 110 (12.13%) VMware Infrastructure
20 109 (12.02%) Java
21 108 (11.91%) Ansible
22 107 (11.80%) ITIL
23 98 (10.80%) Office 365
24 97 (10.69%) SQL Server
25 95 (10.47%) Security Cleared
26 93 (10.25%) Git (software)
27 89 (9.81%) OpenStack
28 86 (9.48%) Finance
29 82 (9.04%) Migration

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 89 (9.81%) OpenStack
2 66 (7.28%) SharePoint
3 41 (4.52%) Cloud Foundry
4 40 (4.41%) Apache
5 29 (3.20%) Confluence
6 27 (2.98%) IIS
7 24 (2.65%) MS Exchange
8 22 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
9 20 (2.21%) Tomcat
10 16 (1.76%) nginx
11 14 (1.54%) JBoss
12 13 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 11 (1.21%) NServiceBus
13 11 (1.21%) Skype for Business
14 10 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
14 10 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (0.99%) Apache Spark
15 9 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 72 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.54%) MS Office
3 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.22%) Gliffy
4 2 (0.22%) MS Project
5 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.55%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) Maximo
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 610 (67.25%) PaaS
2 391 (43.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 371 (40.90%) SaaS
4 308 (33.96%) Amazon AWS
5 98 (10.80%) Office 365
6 77 (8.49%) Azure Active Directory
7 51 (5.62%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (2.43%) GitHub
9 18 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
10 17 (1.87%) OpenShift
11 16 (1.76%) Google Apps
12 15 (1.65%) Heroku
13 14 (1.54%) CloudBees
13 14 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
14 13 (1.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 10 (1.10%) Yammer
16 8 (0.88%) Amazon S3
17 7 (0.77%) Trello
18 6 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
19 5 (0.55%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 68 (7.50%) Firewall
2 65 (7.17%) Network Security
3 61 (6.73%) LAN
4 59 (6.50%) WAN
5 52 (5.73%) DNS
6 45 (4.96%) VPN
7 26 (2.87%) DHCP
7 26 (2.87%) SAN
8 25 (2.76%) SSL
9 18 (1.98%) Internet
10 14 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (1.54%) MPLS
11 13 (1.43%) HTTP
11 13 (1.43%) Skype
11 13 (1.43%) VLAN
11 13 (1.43%) Wireless
12 10 (1.10%) DMZ
13 9 (0.99%) LDAP
13 9 (0.99%) Software-Defined Networking
13 9 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (10.69%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.30%) MySQL
3 34 (3.75%) Azure SQL Database
4 24 (2.65%) Hadoop
5 22 (2.43%) Big Data
6 20 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (1.87%) NoSQL
8 15 (1.65%) MongoDB
9 14 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (1.21%) OLAP
11 11 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (0.99%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.55%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.55%) Power BI
13 5 (0.55%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (0.44%) Data Mining
15 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 93 (10.25%) Git (software)
2 57 (6.28%) Jenkins
3 52 (5.73%) JIRA
4 37 (4.08%) Maven
5 31 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (2.98%) Ant
7 23 (2.54%) Gradle
8 20 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
9 18 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (1.98%) SonarQube
9 18 (1.98%) Visual Studio
10 16 (1.76%) Vagrant
11 15 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (1.10%) Selenium
13 8 (0.88%) FxCop
13 8 (0.88%) StyleCop
13 8 (0.88%) Subversion
14 7 (0.77%) Bitbucket
14 7 (0.77%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.77%) TeamCity
General
1 86 (9.48%) Finance
2 26 (2.87%) Banking
3 23 (2.54%) Retail
4 21 (2.32%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.21%) Advertising
6 10 (1.10%) Marketing
7 8 (0.88%) Legal
8 7 (0.77%) Billing
9 6 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.55%) Automotive
11 4 (0.44%) Publishing
12 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.22%) Back Office
13 2 (0.22%) Electronics
13 2 (0.22%) Local Government
14 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.11%) Games
14 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 330 (36.38%) Architect
2 131 (14.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 126 (13.89%) Cloud Architect
4 92 (10.14%) Solutions Architect
5 81 (8.93%) Security Architect
6 79 (8.71%) Consultant
7 63 (6.95%) Infrastructure Architect
8 60 (6.62%) Senior DevOps
9 57 (6.28%) Cloud Engineer
10 55 (6.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 53 (5.84%) Azure Architect
12 47 (5.18%) Analyst
13 42 (4.63%) Azure Consultant
14 39 (4.30%) AWS Architect
14 39 (4.30%) Azure Engineer
15 38 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 38 (4.19%) Technical Architect
16 33 (3.64%) Developer
16 33 (3.64%) Security Solutions Architect
17 30 (3.31%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (8.82%) .NET
2 57 (6.28%) Web Services
3 37 (4.08%) HTML
4 36 (3.97%) Middleware
5 28 (3.09%) JSON
5 28 (3.09%) REST
6 26 (2.87%) Node.js
7 23 (2.54%) HTML5
8 22 (2.43%) CSS
9 20 (2.21%) SOAP
10 17 (1.87%) AngularJS
11 16 (1.76%) Spring
12 15 (1.65%) jQuery
13 14 (1.54%) LAMP
13 14 (1.54%) React
13 14 (1.54%) RESTful
14 13 (1.43%) LAPP Stack
14 13 (1.43%) LEMP Stack
15 12 (1.32%) Backbone.js
16 11 (1.21%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 137 (15.10%) Data Centre
2 66 (7.28%) Private Cloud
3 53 (5.84%) Public Cloud
4 48 (5.29%) Hybrid Cloud
5 28 (3.09%) User Experience
6 25 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (2.76%) Management Information System
7 19 (2.09%) VCE vBlock
8 18 (1.98%) PKI
9 17 (1.87%) Replication
10 16 (1.76%) Computer Science
11 15 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.54%) Clustering
13 13 (1.43%) Client/Server
14 12 (1.32%) Mobile App
15 10 (1.10%) NHS
16 7 (0.77%) CMDB
17 6 (0.66%) SCADA
18 5 (0.55%) Enterprise Cloud
19 4 (0.44%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 267 (29.44%) Linux
2 247 (27.23%) Windows
3 79 (8.71%) Windows Server
4 55 (6.06%) Unix
5 34 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (2.54%) CentOS
8 21 (2.32%) VMS
8 21 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (1.65%) Fedora
10 12 (1.32%) Windows 10
11 11 (1.21%) AIX
12 10 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.88%) Android
13 8 (0.88%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.77%) Solaris
14 7 (0.77%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.66%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (34.84%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (31.53%) DevOps
3 143 (15.77%) Configuration Management
4 115 (12.68%) Open Source
5 107 (11.80%) ITIL
6 82 (9.04%) Continuous Integration
6 82 (9.04%) Migration
7 72 (7.94%) Service Management
8 70 (7.72%) Continuous Delivery
9 66 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 65 (7.17%) TOGAF
11 64 (7.06%) Project Management
12 61 (6.73%) Scrum
13 55 (6.06%) Information Security
14 54 (5.95%) PRINCE2
15 51 (5.62%) High Availability
16 42 (4.63%) Service Design
17 41 (4.52%) Microservices
18 39 (4.30%) Software Delivery
19 38 (4.19%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 144 (15.88%) PowerShell
1 144 (15.88%) Python
2 119 (13.12%) SQL
3 109 (12.02%) Java
4 82 (9.04%) Ruby
5 69 (7.61%) JavaScript
6 42 (4.63%) Perl
7 37 (4.08%) Bash Shell
8 32 (3.53%) C#
9 22 (2.43%) C++
10 18 (1.98%) C
11 11 (1.21%) PHP
11 11 (1.21%) Scala
12 10 (1.10%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.88%) Go
14 5 (0.55%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.55%) VBScript
15 4 (0.44%) VB
16 2 (0.22%) Groovy
16 2 (0.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 95 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 59 (6.50%) SC Cleared
3 29 (3.20%) Degree
4 27 (2.98%) CISSP
5 26 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
6 18 (1.98%) MCSE
7 17 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.54%) VCAP
9 11 (1.21%) AWS Certification
10 9 (0.99%) CCNP
10 9 (0.99%) MCSA
10 9 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (0.88%) GIAC
12 7 (0.77%) MCP
12 7 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.55%) BC Cleared
14 5 (0.55%) ISSAP
14 5 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 18 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.32%) QA
4 4 (0.44%) SLA
5 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.22%) GxP
5 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 134 (14.77%) Active Directory
2 110 (12.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (8.71%) Docker
4 45 (4.96%) vCloud
5 33 (3.64%) Hyper-V
6 26 (2.87%) KVM
7 22 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (2.21%) vSphere
9 15 (1.65%) Xen
10 14 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (0.88%) XenApp
12 6 (0.66%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.55%) Ceph
14 4 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.33%) NFS
15 3 (0.33%) VMware ESX
15 3 (0.33%) XenServer
16 2 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 184 (20.29%) Puppet
2 164 (18.08%) Opscode Chef
3 108 (11.91%) Ansible
4 43 (4.74%) SCOM
5 38 (4.19%) SCCM
6 28 (3.09%) Terraform
7 24 (2.65%) Packer
8 23 (2.54%) Kubernetes
8 23 (2.54%) Mesos
9 11 (1.21%) Ganglia
9 11 (1.21%) Graphite
9 11 (1.21%) StatsD
10 10 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (0.99%) AirWatch
11 9 (0.99%) SCOrch
11 9 (0.99%) vRealize
12 8 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 8 (0.88%) Tivoli
13 7 (0.77%) Kibana
13 7 (0.77%) logstash
Vendors
1 250 (27.56%) Microsoft
2 172 (18.96%) VMware
3 78 (8.60%) Cisco
4 56 (6.17%) Oracle
5 45 (4.96%) Google
6 31 (3.42%) Red Hat
7 26 (2.87%) EMC
8 25 (2.76%) Citrix
9 24 (2.65%) SaltStack
10 21 (2.32%) HP
11 20 (2.21%) IBM
11 20 (2.21%) NetApp
12 16 (1.76%) Splunk
13 15 (1.65%) Rackspace
14 14 (1.54%) Juniper
14 14 (1.54%) New Relic
15 13 (1.43%) AppDynamics
16 12 (1.32%) Dynatrace
17 10 (1.10%) Barracuda Networks
18 7 (0.77%) Atlassian
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Above Market Rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
83Zero
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
83Zero
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day + possible extensions
Posted: 7 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
83Zero
Rate: From £400 to £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
83Zero
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £375 - 400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £520 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
83Zero
Rate: From £400 to £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago