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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK
Rank 240 396 469
Rank change year-on-year
+156 +73
Contract jobs citing IaaS 446 238 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 0.47% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.90% 6.05% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 150 103
Median daily rate £476 £523 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.08% +16.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £653 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £550 £475
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £100.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +185.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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
5642 3932 2508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.44% 7.69% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3991 2761 1616
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 £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 61 89
Median hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.21% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.27 £100.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-12.79% -8.25%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +165 432 £482 -7.79% 76
London +92 210 £513 +2.50% 39
South East +94 113 £500 -9.90% 10
Hampshire +67 78 £513 -12.76% 3
City of London +32 48 £513 +7.89% 6
Tyne and Wear +14 32 £350 -50.00% 2
North East +12 32 £350 -50.00% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 32 £350 -50.00% 2
Fareham - 30 £550 -
Yorkshire +10 18 £365 -43.84% 6
Berkshire +30 17 £475 -15.55% 2
East of England +5 17 £619 +17.85% 2
South West +12 16 £453 +16.08% 4
West Yorkshire +18 14 £365 -43.84% 2
Leeds +7 11 £365 -45.92% 2
West Midlands -3 11 £475 -15.17% 4
Luton +15 9 £625 +8.69%
Bedfordshire +9 9 £625 +8.69%
East Midlands +13 8 £403 +11.80%
Reading +12 8 £481 -14.44% 2
Portsmouth 0 8 £500 - 1
North West +13 7 £469 +7.14% 9
Somerset +4 7 £440 +15.03%
Southampton - 7 £513 -
Edinburgh +22 6 £438 -
Scotland +17 6 £438 -5.40%
Manchester +13 6 £450 +38.46% 4
Buckinghamshire +9 6 £400 -
Cambridgeshire +7 6 - - 2
Oxfordshire -2 6 £488 +54.76% 5

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 745 (70.22%) PaaS
2 415 (39.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 384 (36.19%) Windows
4 378 (35.63%) Microsoft
5 365 (34.40%) Agile Software Development
6 357 (33.65%) Linux
7 350 (32.99%) SaaS
8 301 (28.37%) ITIL
9 295 (27.80%) DevOps
10 263 (24.79%) VMware
11 251 (23.66%) Amazon AWS
12 214 (20.17%) Open Source
13 191 (18.00%) Service Management
14 175 (16.49%) Security Cleared
15 160 (15.08%) SQL Server
16 147 (13.85%) MS Excel
17 145 (13.67%) Change Management
18 141 (13.29%) Oracle
18 141 (13.29%) VMware Infrastructure
19 136 (12.82%) SC Cleared
19 136 (12.82%) SQL
19 136 (12.82%) Active Directory
20 129 (12.16%) Finance
21 128 (12.06%) Scrum
22 125 (11.78%) Python
23 123 (11.59%) Puppet
24 122 (11.50%) Configuration Management
25 121 (11.40%) Data Management
26 118 (11.12%) Java
26 118 (11.12%) Opscode Chef

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 (7.35%) IIS
2 72 (6.79%) SharePoint
3 52 (4.90%) WebSphere
4 51 (4.81%) OpenStack
5 38 (3.58%) Oracle Application Server
6 37 (3.49%) Apache
7 29 (2.73%) Confluence
8 28 (2.64%) Cloud Foundry
9 27 (2.54%) Tomcat
10 25 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
11 24 (2.26%) WebLogic
12 23 (2.17%) MS Exchange
13 19 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
14 18 (1.70%) Apache Spark
14 18 (1.70%) nginx
15 16 (1.51%) Skype for Business
16 14 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 13 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
17 13 (1.23%) JBoss
18 12 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 147 (13.85%) MS Excel
2 54 (5.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (2.07%) MS Office
4 5 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.38%) MS Project
6 3 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.094%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 58 (5.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (3.77%) Oracle EBS
3 37 (3.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.85%) SAP Hybris
6 7 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.094%) Magento
11 1 (0.094%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 745 (70.22%) PaaS
2 415 (39.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 350 (32.99%) SaaS
4 251 (23.66%) Amazon AWS
5 75 (7.07%) Office 365
6 49 (4.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 29 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (2.17%) GitHub
9 21 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
10 19 (1.79%) OpenShift
11 16 (1.51%) CloudBees
12 13 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
12 13 (1.23%) HP Helion
13 9 (0.85%) Data Lake Analytics
14 8 (0.75%) Loggly
14 8 (0.75%) Sumo Logic
15 6 (0.57%) Amazon S3
15 6 (0.57%) OneDrive
16 5 (0.47%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 104 (9.80%) DNS
2 91 (8.58%) Firewall
3 62 (5.84%) WAN
4 56 (5.28%) LAN
5 38 (3.58%) DHCP
6 36 (3.39%) HTTP
7 34 (3.20%) VPN
8 33 (3.11%) LDAP
8 33 (3.11%) Network Security
9 26 (2.45%) Internet
10 25 (2.36%) TCP/IP
11 21 (1.98%) SSL
12 17 (1.60%) DMZ
12 17 (1.60%) NetScaler
13 14 (1.32%) MPLS
13 14 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
14 13 (1.23%) DMARC
15 12 (1.13%) IP Telephony
15 12 (1.13%) Skype
16 11 (1.04%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (15.08%) SQL Server
2 59 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 51 (4.81%) MongoDB
4 50 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 48 (4.52%) Relational Database
6 40 (3.77%) Oracle Database 12c
7 37 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 36 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 33 (3.11%) NoSQL
10 30 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
11 29 (2.73%) MySQL
12 28 (2.64%) Hadoop
13 21 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
13 21 (1.98%) Power BI
14 19 (1.79%) DB2
15 18 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
15 18 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
17 16 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 15 (1.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 111 (10.46%) Git (software)
2 92 (8.67%) Jenkins
3 65 (6.13%) JIRA
4 36 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (2.45%) Maven
6 23 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
7 22 (2.07%) SonarQube
8 18 (1.70%) Vagrant
9 13 (1.23%) Grunt
9 13 (1.23%) Subversion
10 12 (1.13%) Ant
11 11 (1.04%) Travis CI
12 10 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (0.94%) Selenium
13 9 (0.85%) Visual Studio
14 7 (0.66%) TeamCity
15 6 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
15 6 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
16 5 (0.47%) webpack
General
1 129 (12.16%) Finance
2 28 (2.64%) Retail
3 27 (2.54%) Banking
3 27 (2.54%) Marketing
4 22 (2.07%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.89%) Advertising
6 12 (1.13%) Legal
7 11 (1.04%) Aerospace
8 9 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.75%) Electronics
10 6 (0.57%) Billing
10 6 (0.57%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.57%) Publishing
11 5 (0.47%) Back Office
12 3 (0.28%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.19%) Games
14 1 (0.094%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.094%) Military
14 1 (0.094%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.094%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 254 (23.94%) Architect
2 119 (11.22%) Developer
3 89 (8.39%) Cloud Architect
4 87 (8.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 72 (6.79%) Consultant
6 67 (6.31%) DBA
7 65 (6.13%) Azure Architect
8 64 (6.03%) Infrastructure Architect
9 60 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 50 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
11 46 (4.34%) Analyst
12 43 (4.05%) Oracle DBA
13 42 (3.96%) Operations Engineer
14 41 (3.86%) Azure Engineer
15 39 (3.68%) Administrator
16 37 (3.49%) AWS Architect
16 37 (3.49%) Cloud Engineer
17 33 (3.11%) Azure Consultant
18 31 (2.92%) Technical Architect
19 29 (2.73%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (9.43%) .NET
2 95 (8.95%) Web Services
3 56 (5.28%) REST
4 55 (5.18%) SOAP
5 54 (5.09%) HTML
5 54 (5.09%) JSON
6 53 (5.00%) Node.js
7 44 (4.15%) HTML5
8 43 (4.05%) CSS
9 33 (3.11%) Middleware
9 33 (3.11%) RESTful
10 29 (2.73%) ASP.NET
10 29 (2.73%) WCF
11 28 (2.64%) Spring
12 27 (2.54%) Sass
13 26 (2.45%) jQuery
14 25 (2.36%) AngularJS
14 25 (2.36%) XML
15 24 (2.26%) CSS3
15 24 (2.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 86 (8.11%) Data Centre
2 76 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (5.47%) Management Information System
4 43 (4.05%) CMDB
5 40 (3.77%) Public Cloud
6 34 (3.20%) Hybrid Cloud
7 33 (3.11%) Clustering
8 27 (2.54%) Private Cloud
9 24 (2.26%) User Experience
10 19 (1.79%) Replication
11 18 (1.70%) Mobile App
12 17 (1.60%) PKI
12 17 (1.60%) Tandem
12 17 (1.60%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.66%) Computer Science
14 7 (0.66%) Enterprise Cloud
14 7 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.66%) Taxonomies
15 5 (0.47%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 384 (36.19%) Windows
2 357 (33.65%) Linux
3 98 (9.24%) Unix
4 89 (8.39%) Windows Server
5 54 (5.09%) AIX
6 51 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 51 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (4.05%) Windows XP
8 40 (3.77%) Windows 2000
9 35 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (1.60%) Ubuntu
11 14 (1.32%) CoreOS
12 13 (1.23%) CentOS
13 12 (1.13%) Windows 7
14 11 (1.04%) Windows 10
15 8 (0.75%) MVS
15 8 (0.75%) VMS
16 7 (0.66%) Solaris
16 7 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.66%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (34.40%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (28.37%) ITIL
3 295 (27.80%) DevOps
4 214 (20.17%) Open Source
5 191 (18.00%) Service Management
6 145 (13.67%) Change Management
7 128 (12.06%) Scrum
8 122 (11.50%) Configuration Management
9 121 (11.40%) Data Management
10 113 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
11 104 (9.80%) PRINCE2
12 101 (9.52%) High Availability
13 99 (9.33%) Migration
14 97 (9.14%) Problem Management
15 93 (8.77%) TDD
16 79 (7.45%) E-Commerce
17 77 (7.26%) Continuous Delivery
18 73 (6.88%) CRM
19 72 (6.79%) ITSM
20 68 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 136 (12.82%) SQL
2 125 (11.78%) Python
3 118 (11.12%) Java
3 118 (11.12%) PowerShell
4 93 (8.77%) C#
5 67 (6.31%) JavaScript
5 67 (6.31%) Ruby
6 49 (4.62%) Bash Shell
7 45 (4.24%) Perl
8 20 (1.89%) C
9 19 (1.79%) Go
9 19 (1.79%) Shell Script
10 18 (1.70%) T-SQL
11 17 (1.60%) PHP
12 12 (1.13%) C++
13 7 (0.66%) TypeScript
13 7 (0.66%) VB
14 6 (0.57%) CoffeeScript
14 6 (0.57%) R
15 5 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 175 (16.49%) Security Cleared
2 136 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 41 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (3.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 33 (3.11%) MCSE
5 29 (2.73%) Degree
6 26 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
7 21 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (1.79%) MCSA
9 15 (1.41%) DV Cleared
10 13 (1.23%) CCNA
11 10 (0.94%) PMP
12 9 (0.85%) MCSD
12 9 (0.85%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (0.75%) CISSP
14 7 (0.66%) AWS Certification
15 5 (0.47%) CCIE
15 5 (0.47%) ISEB
15 5 (0.47%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.37%) SLA
2 35 (3.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.32%) QA
5 10 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.19%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.094%) BS7799
7 1 (0.094%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.094%) GCP
7 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.094%) ISO19770
7 1 (0.094%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.094%) RMADS
7 1 (0.094%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 141 (13.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 136 (12.82%) Active Directory
3 85 (8.01%) Docker
4 47 (4.43%) Hyper-V
5 44 (4.15%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (2.54%) vSphere
8 24 (2.26%) vCloud
9 13 (1.23%) XenDesktop
10 12 (1.13%) XenServer
11 11 (1.04%) KVM
12 8 (0.75%) HDFS
12 8 (0.75%) Xen
12 8 (0.75%) XenApp
13 5 (0.47%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.38%) UAG
15 3 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.28%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.28%) Shibboleth
15 3 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 123 (11.59%) Puppet
2 118 (11.12%) Opscode Chef
3 67 (6.31%) Ansible
4 45 (4.24%) SCOM
5 39 (3.68%) SCCM
6 23 (2.17%) Terraform
7 22 (2.07%) Nagios
8 15 (1.41%) Kubernetes
9 14 (1.32%) ZABBIX
10 13 (1.23%) Salt
11 12 (1.13%) SCOrch
12 11 (1.04%) SCVMM
13 10 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 8 (0.75%) vRealize
15 7 (0.66%) AirWatch
15 7 (0.66%) CA Single Sign-On
15 7 (0.66%) Consul
16 6 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
17 5 (0.47%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 378 (35.63%) Microsoft
2 263 (24.79%) VMware
3 141 (13.29%) Oracle
4 58 (5.47%) Red Hat
5 57 (5.37%) Cisco
6 50 (4.71%) CA
7 42 (3.96%) Citrix
8 32 (3.02%) CheckPoint
9 31 (2.92%) Google
10 29 (2.73%) SaltStack
11 26 (2.45%) Splunk
12 21 (1.98%) Dell
13 20 (1.89%) SAP
14 19 (1.79%) New Relic
14 19 (1.79%) Rackspace
14 19 (1.79%) Remedy
15 18 (1.70%) ServiceNow
15 18 (1.70%) Tableau
16 17 (1.60%) BMC
17 16 (1.51%) HP
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