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 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 452 510 520
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +10
Contract jobs citing IaaS 154 71 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.13% 0.060%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.31% 3.65% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 51 13
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£525 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £220 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+53.57% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
2898 1944 1069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.33% 3.69% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1856 1231 686
Average daily rate £413 £418 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +22.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 36 32
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £9.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.75 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+96.07% -53.21%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015. 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 +75 144 £525 +19.65% 81
London +19 54 £488 +10.79% 31
North West - 46 £650 -
Cheshire - 37 £650 -
Warrington - 35 £650 -
South East -6 19 £375 +70.45% 12
Surrey +11 11 £425 - 2
East of England +6 10 £375 -34.78% 11
City of London -1 9 £450 +28.57% 11
Cambridgeshire - 9 £331 - 5
Staines +12 8 - -
Cambridge - 8 £331 - 5
South West +11 6 £450 -10.00% 11
Manchester - 5 £408 -
Yorkshire - 5 £538 - 3
Berkshire +2 4 - - 2
West Midlands - 4 £310 - 7
Dorset +2 3 - -
East Sussex - 3 £350 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £538 - 1
Lancashire - 3 £375 -
Leeds - 3 £538 - 1
Bournemouth - 3 - -
South Wales +4 2 £350 -26.31%
Wales 0 2 £350 -3.44%
Newport -9 2 £350 -39.13%
Swindon - 2 £450 - 3
Brighton - 2 £363 - 1
Burnley - 2 £375 -
Glasgow - 2 £475 - 1

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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.

1 116 (45.85%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (42.29%) PaaS
3 103 (40.71%) Linux
4 92 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
5 79 (31.23%) Windows
6 76 (30.04%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (25.30%) Cloud Computing
8 61 (24.11%) MongoDB
9 60 (23.72%) Python
10 59 (23.32%) Microsoft Azure
11 56 (22.13%) SaaS
11 56 (22.13%) Oracle
11 56 (22.13%) VMware
12 54 (21.34%) Citrix
13 53 (20.95%) Microsoft
14 52 (20.55%) Big Data
15 51 (20.16%) JavaScript
16 50 (19.76%) Puppet
17 49 (19.37%) Hadoop
18 48 (18.97%) DevOps
19 47 (18.58%) Java
19 47 (18.58%) Configuration Management
20 46 (18.18%) Teradata
20 46 (18.18%) StatsD
21 45 (17.79%) Apache Cassandra
21 45 (17.79%) R
21 45 (17.79%) Tableau
22 44 (17.39%) Machine Learning
22 44 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
23 43 (17.00%) DNS

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 39 (15.42%) Node.js
2 34 (13.44%) SharePoint
3 28 (11.07%) OpenStack
4 24 (9.49%) IIS
5 18 (7.11%) MS Exchange
6 17 (6.72%) Lync
7 15 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (5.14%) Tomcat
9 10 (3.95%) Apache
10 9 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (3.16%) Office Communications Server
12 6 (2.37%) JBoss
13 5 (1.98%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (1.19%) CMS
15 2 (0.79%) Umbraco
15 2 (0.79%) Confluence
15 2 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
16 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (8.30%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.93%) MS Office
3 7 (2.77%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 116 (45.85%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (42.29%) PaaS
3 64 (25.30%) Cloud Computing
4 59 (23.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 56 (22.13%) SaaS
6 25 (9.88%) Office 365
7 6 (2.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.79%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.79%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.79%) Joyent
9 2 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.40%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.40%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.40%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (17.00%) DNS
2 32 (12.65%) Firewall
3 24 (9.49%) Internet
3 24 (9.49%) VPN
4 23 (9.09%) SAN
5 20 (7.91%) DHCP
6 17 (6.72%) NAS
7 16 (6.32%) Network Security
7 16 (6.32%) VLAN
8 14 (5.53%) LDAP
9 11 (4.35%) TCP/IP
10 10 (3.95%) LAN
10 10 (3.95%) WAN
11 8 (3.16%) MPLS
12 5 (1.98%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.58%) SSH
14 3 (1.19%) IPv6
14 3 (1.19%) VoIP
14 3 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (24.11%) MongoDB
2 52 (20.55%) Big Data
3 49 (19.37%) Hadoop
4 45 (17.79%) Apache Cassandra
5 44 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (7.91%) SQL Server
7 7 (2.77%) MySQL
8 6 (2.37%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.58%) EDRMS
11 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.19%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.79%) HBase
12 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.40%) OLTP
13 1 (0.40%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 21 (8.30%) Jenkins
2 13 (5.14%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.35%) JIRA
3 11 (4.35%) TeamCity
4 8 (3.16%) Subversion
5 7 (2.77%) Cucumber
5 7 (2.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (2.37%) Maven
7 5 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.58%) RSpec
8 4 (1.58%) Ant
9 2 (0.79%) Selenium
9 2 (0.79%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.79%) Spock
9 2 (0.79%) Geb
9 2 (0.79%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.79%) JUnit
9 2 (0.79%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.79%) MSI
General
1 33 (13.04%) Finance
2 12 (4.74%) Banking
3 7 (2.77%) Games
3 7 (2.77%) Publishing
4 6 (2.37%) Billing
5 5 (1.98%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.19%) Retail
6 3 (1.19%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.19%) Marketing
7 2 (0.79%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.40%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 98 (38.74%) Architect
2 38 (15.02%) Technical Architect
3 25 (9.88%) Digital Architect
3 25 (9.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 23 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
4 23 (9.09%) Digital Technical Architect
5 21 (8.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (6.72%) Infrastructure Architect
7 16 (6.32%) Senior Architect
7 16 (6.32%) Consultant
8 15 (5.93%) Senior Technical Architect
9 14 (5.53%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 14 (5.53%) Administrator
10 13 (5.14%) Developer
11 12 (4.74%) Analyst
12 10 (3.95%) Senior Digital Architect
12 10 (3.95%) Systems Administrator
12 10 (3.95%) Security Architect
13 9 (3.56%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (15.42%) AngularJS
1 39 (15.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 38 (15.02%) .NET
3 28 (11.07%) Web Services
4 10 (3.95%) JSON
5 8 (3.16%) REST
6 7 (2.77%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.37%) Spring
8 5 (1.98%) SOAP
8 5 (1.98%) RESTful
9 4 (1.58%) Apache Camel
9 4 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (1.58%) Middleware
10 3 (1.19%) MSMQ
10 3 (1.19%) HTML
10 3 (1.19%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.19%) XML
10 3 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (1.19%) boto
10 3 (1.19%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (16.60%) Visualisation
2 39 (15.42%) Data Centre
3 21 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.53%) User Experience
5 12 (4.74%) Clustering
5 12 (4.74%) Public Cloud
6 8 (3.16%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.77%) PKI
7 7 (2.77%) Spread Betting
7 7 (2.77%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (2.37%) CMDB
9 5 (1.98%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.58%) FlexPod
10 4 (1.58%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.19%) Streaming Video
11 3 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.19%) Online Games
12 2 (0.79%) Statistics
12 2 (0.79%) Wiki
12 2 (0.79%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 103 (40.71%) Linux
2 79 (31.23%) Windows
3 30 (11.86%) UNIX
4 24 (9.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (7.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (5.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.56%) CentOS
8 7 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.37%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.19%) Solaris
10 3 (1.19%) VMS
11 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.79%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (30.04%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (18.97%) DevOps
3 47 (18.58%) Configuration Management
4 44 (17.39%) Machine Learning
5 30 (11.86%) ITIL
5 30 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (9.49%) Migration
7 22 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
8 17 (6.72%) Service Management
9 15 (5.93%) SOA
10 14 (5.53%) E-Commerce
10 14 (5.53%) Project Management
11 13 (5.14%) Open Source
12 12 (4.74%) Incident Management
12 12 (4.74%) Capacity Management
12 12 (4.74%) PRINCE2
13 11 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (4.35%) Service Delivery
13 11 (4.35%) Release Management
14 9 (3.56%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 60 (23.72%) Python
2 51 (20.16%) JavaScript
3 47 (18.58%) Java
4 45 (17.79%) R
5 34 (13.44%) Ruby
6 18 (7.11%) SQL
7 17 (6.72%) Bash Shell
8 16 (6.32%) Perl
9 14 (5.53%) PowerShell
10 13 (5.14%) C#
11 10 (3.95%) C
12 8 (3.16%) PHP
13 3 (1.19%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.19%) C++
13 3 (1.19%) PHP5
14 2 (0.79%) Groovy
15 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.40%) VBScript
15 1 (0.40%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 24 (9.49%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.51%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.53%) Degree
4 8 (3.16%) CISSP
5 7 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.77%) MCSE
5 7 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (2.77%) CISM
6 6 (2.37%) VCDX
6 6 (2.37%) VCAP
6 6 (2.37%) MCSA
6 6 (2.37%) MCP
6 6 (2.37%) PMP
6 6 (2.37%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.19%) CCNA
8 3 (1.19%) CCSA
9 2 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.79%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.79%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.77%) SLA
2 5 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.19%) QA
4 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.40%) EMIR
5 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (16.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (13.44%) vSphere
3 30 (11.86%) Active Directory
4 20 (7.91%) Hyper-V
5 12 (4.74%) vCloud
6 11 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (3.56%) UAG
8 6 (2.37%) Docker
8 6 (2.37%) NFS
8 6 (2.37%) Firmware
9 5 (1.98%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.58%) VMware Server
10 4 (1.58%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (1.19%) GPFS
11 3 (1.19%) Ceph
11 3 (1.19%) KVM
11 3 (1.19%) Gluster
11 3 (1.19%) XenApp
12 2 (0.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 92 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
2 50 (19.76%) Puppet
3 46 (18.18%) StatsD
4 17 (6.72%) Ansible
5 10 (3.95%) SCCM
6 7 (2.77%) Vagrant
7 6 (2.37%) Salt
8 4 (1.58%) SCOM
8 4 (1.58%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.58%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.19%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.19%) Cobbler
9 3 (1.19%) CFEngine
9 3 (1.19%) yum
10 2 (0.79%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.79%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.79%) OVSD
11 1 (0.40%) Nagios
11 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.40%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 56 (22.13%) Oracle
1 56 (22.13%) VMware
2 54 (21.34%) Citrix
3 53 (20.95%) Microsoft
4 46 (18.18%) Teradata
5 45 (17.79%) Tableau
6 43 (17.00%) Apigee
6 43 (17.00%) Mashery
7 26 (10.28%) Red Hat
8 21 (8.30%) Cisco
9 14 (5.53%) NetApp
10 10 (3.95%) HP
11 7 (2.77%) Rackspace
11 7 (2.77%) Brocade
12 6 (2.37%) WorldPay
12 6 (2.37%) 3PAR
12 6 (2.37%) BMC
13 5 (1.98%) IBM
13 5 (1.98%) Sybase
14 4 (1.58%) Isilon
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £750 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
The Resourcing Hub
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day £500-£600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
North Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago