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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 479 521 587
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +66
Contract jobs citing IaaS 133 65 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.12% 0.029%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.69% 5.21% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 32 14
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £332 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £635 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £449 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.18% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.50 -

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
1988 1248 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.45% 2.37% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1233 836 424
Average daily rate £425 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £125 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 27 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.85 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.20 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +49 117 £475 +5.55% 41
London +43 53 £475 -2.56% 17
South West -17 28 £484 +40.36%
Somerset - 20 £479 -
South East +3 17 £475 +21.79% 17
Taunton - 15 £473 -
Wales - 14 £388 - 4
North West +2 11 £425 - 4
West Wales - 10 £438 - 4
Swansea - 10 £438 - 4
Berkshire +3 9 £475 +26.66% 3
City of London +32 8 £463 -15.98%
Surrey -1 5 £475 +18.75% 4
Lancashire - 5 £403 -
Reading +9 4 £475 +57.02% 2
South Wales - 4 £363 -
East of England -28 3 £350 -39.13%
East Midlands - 3 £345 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £375 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £350 -
Guildford +1 2 £400 -
Manchester -13 2 £500 - 4
West Sussex +2 1 £220 -
Edinburgh -3 1 - -
Oxfordshire -4 1 £288 -
Scotland -14 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £475 -
Cambridge - 1 £310 -
Kent - 1 - - 2
Burnley - 1 £475 -

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 124 (59.62%) PaaS
2 84 (40.38%) SaaS
3 78 (37.50%) Linux
4 74 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (25.00%) SOA
6 47 (22.60%) Windows
7 41 (19.71%) Configuration Management
8 39 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 39 (18.75%) Puppet
9 38 (18.27%) Security Cleared
9 38 (18.27%) ITIL
10 37 (17.79%) Web Services
10 37 (17.79%) VMware
11 34 (16.35%) Microsoft Azure
12 33 (15.87%) Amazon AWS
13 32 (15.38%) DevOps
14 29 (13.94%) Opscode Chef
14 29 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (13.46%) Ruby
16 27 (12.98%) MongoDB
17 26 (12.50%) Java
18 25 (12.02%) Red Hat
18 25 (12.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 24 (11.54%) Active Directory
19 24 (11.54%) Finance
20 21 (10.10%) DNS
20 21 (10.10%) Internet
20 21 (10.10%) Open Source
20 21 (10.10%) SC Cleared
21 20 (9.62%) IIS

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (9.62%) IIS
2 17 (8.17%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.17%) SharePoint
3 16 (7.69%) OpenStack
4 13 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (5.77%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (3.85%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.88%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (2.40%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (2.40%) Apache
9 4 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.92%) Lync
9 4 (1.92%) nginx
10 3 (1.44%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.44%) Jetty
10 3 (1.44%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (1.44%) Node.js
10 3 (1.44%) CloudStack
11 2 (0.96%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.96%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (1.92%) MS Office
2 1 (0.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.96%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 124 (59.62%) PaaS
2 84 (40.38%) SaaS
3 34 (16.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (15.87%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (8.17%) Office 365
6 10 (4.81%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.48%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.48%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.48%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.48%) Route 53
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.10%) DNS
1 21 (10.10%) Internet
2 19 (9.13%) Firewall
3 13 (6.25%) DHCP
4 12 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (4.33%) SAN
5 9 (4.33%) NAS
6 6 (2.88%) WAN
6 6 (2.88%) SNMP
6 6 (2.88%) VPN
7 5 (2.40%) SSL
7 5 (2.40%) MPLS
8 4 (1.92%) VLAN
8 4 (1.92%) LAN
9 3 (1.44%) DMZ
9 3 (1.44%) PBX
9 3 (1.44%) HTTP
9 3 (1.44%) LDAP
9 3 (1.44%) Wireless
9 3 (1.44%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.98%) MongoDB
2 11 (5.29%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.37%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.88%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.92%) DB2
8 3 (1.44%) MySQL
8 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.44%) Big Data
9 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (7.69%) RSpec
2 13 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.40%) JIRA
3 5 (2.40%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.44%) Bugzilla
4 3 (1.44%) NUnit
4 3 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.96%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.48%) Ant
6 1 (0.48%) Maven
6 1 (0.48%) VisualVM
6 1 (0.48%) Mercurial
General
1 24 (11.54%) Finance
2 12 (5.77%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.40%) Financial Institution
3 5 (2.40%) Banking
4 4 (1.92%) Retail
4 4 (1.92%) Billing
4 4 (1.92%) Publishing
5 3 (1.44%) Back Office
5 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.44%) Legal
6 2 (0.96%) Local Government
6 2 (0.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 80 (38.46%) Architect
2 25 (12.02%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (9.13%) Cloud Architect
4 18 (8.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (8.17%) Infrastructure Architect
5 17 (8.17%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
7 15 (7.21%) Lead Architect
8 10 (4.81%) Security Architect
9 8 (3.85%) Service Transition Manager
9 8 (3.85%) Support Manager
9 8 (3.85%) Service Manager
9 8 (3.85%) Applications Support
9 8 (3.85%) Applications Manager
9 8 (3.85%) Transition Manager
9 8 (3.85%) Applications Support Manager
10 7 (3.37%) Consultant
10 7 (3.37%) Analyst
10 7 (3.37%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.37%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (17.79%) Web Services
2 10 (4.81%) Middleware
3 7 (3.37%) .NET
4 6 (2.88%) HTML
4 6 (2.88%) J2EE
5 5 (2.40%) XML
5 5 (2.40%) XSD
5 5 (2.40%) JSON
5 5 (2.40%) Java EE
6 4 (1.92%) REST
6 4 (1.92%) LAMP
7 3 (1.44%) XSL
7 3 (1.44%) Software Packaging
7 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 3 (1.44%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (1.44%) Spring
7 3 (1.44%) WCF
7 3 (1.44%) Memcached
8 2 (0.96%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (0.96%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.10%) Open Source
2 15 (7.21%) Clustering
3 13 (6.25%) PKI
3 13 (6.25%) RMADS
4 8 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.37%) Digital Media
6 5 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.92%) Spread Betting
8 3 (1.44%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.96%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.96%) APACS
9 2 (0.96%) CESG
9 2 (0.96%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.48%) Firmware
10 1 (0.48%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.48%) NGOSS
10 1 (0.48%) Derivative
10 1 (0.48%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 78 (37.50%) Linux
2 47 (22.60%) Windows
3 25 (12.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (6.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.85%) UNIX
6 4 (1.92%) AIX
7 3 (1.44%) HPUX
7 3 (1.44%) Solaris
7 3 (1.44%) CentOS
7 3 (1.44%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.96%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.96%) Android
8 2 (0.96%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (25.00%) SOA
3 41 (19.71%) Configuration Management
4 38 (18.27%) ITIL
5 32 (15.38%) DevOps
6 29 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (8.17%) TOGAF
8 16 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
9 15 (7.21%) Service Delivery
10 14 (6.73%) Risk Management
10 14 (6.73%) Migration
11 12 (5.77%) Load Balancing
11 12 (5.77%) Software Engineering
11 12 (5.77%) Change Management
11 12 (5.77%) Project Management
12 11 (5.29%) OO
12 11 (5.29%) PRINCE2
12 11 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (4.81%) OWASP
13 10 (4.81%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.46%) Ruby
2 26 (12.50%) Java
3 14 (6.73%) Python
4 7 (3.37%) Perl
4 7 (3.37%) C#
5 6 (2.88%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.40%) SQL
7 4 (1.92%) C
7 4 (1.92%) C++
8 2 (0.96%) Scala
8 2 (0.96%) VBScript
8 2 (0.96%) PHP
8 2 (0.96%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (18.27%) Security Cleared
2 21 (10.10%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.73%) CISSP
4 11 (5.29%) Degree
5 10 (4.81%) DV Cleared
5 10 (4.81%) CEH
5 10 (4.81%) MCSE
5 10 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (4.33%) MCSA
6 9 (4.33%) MCP
7 8 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (2.88%) VCAP
9 5 (2.40%) VCDX
10 2 (0.96%) CISA
10 2 (0.96%) CISM
10 2 (0.96%) PMP
10 2 (0.96%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.48%) RHCE
11 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.48%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (5.77%) ISO 9000
3 4 (1.92%) QA
3 4 (1.92%) SLA
4 3 (1.44%) COBIT
5 2 (0.96%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.48%) JSP 440
System Software
1 24 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.77%) vSphere
4 11 (5.29%) UAG
5 7 (3.37%) vCloud
6 5 (2.40%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.44%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.96%) XenApp
8 2 (0.96%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.96%) KVM
9 1 (0.48%) NFS
Systems Management
1 39 (18.75%) Puppet
2 29 (13.94%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (7.21%) SCCM
4 14 (6.73%) Ansible
5 6 (2.88%) Nagios
6 4 (1.92%) Opsview
7 3 (1.44%) collectd
7 3 (1.44%) StatsD
8 2 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.48%) WSUS
9 1 (0.48%) Nessus
9 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.48%) Pingdom
9 1 (0.48%) Kibana
9 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 39 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 37 (17.79%) VMware
3 25 (12.02%) Red Hat
4 19 (9.13%) Citrix
5 16 (7.69%) Oracle
6 14 (6.73%) HP
7 8 (3.85%) Cisco
7 8 (3.85%) IBM
8 7 (3.37%) SAP
9 6 (2.88%) EMC
10 5 (2.40%) Google
11 4 (1.92%) NetApp
12 3 (1.44%) Adobe
12 3 (1.44%) Akamai
13 2 (0.96%) Isilon
13 2 (0.96%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.96%) JBoss
13 2 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.96%) Software AG
13 2 (0.96%) CheckPoint
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