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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 489 487 528
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +41
Contract jobs citing IaaS 143 121 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.28% 5.16% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 98 38
Average daily rate
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£438 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £332 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £583 £604
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £463 £400
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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
3340 2346 1517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.64% 4.15% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2219 1468 1064
Average daily rate £425 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £263 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 44 29
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.90 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £37.50 £46.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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 +17 136 £438 -7.89% 89
London +7 64 £550 +10.00% 35
South East +4 42 £350 -12.50% 26
City of London +18 16 £481 - 5
Brighton - 14 £330 -
East Sussex - 14 £330 -
Berkshire +4 10 £500 +5.26% 15
North West -30 8 £650 +52.94% 1
Scotland 0 7 £350 -
East of England +9 6 £413 +17.85% 4
Cambridgeshire 0 5 £400 +14.28% 4
Surrey -7 5 £488 -11.36% 4
Oxfordshire -14 5 £325 +13.04% 2
Yorkshire -25 5 £581 +77.48% 9
Cambridge - 5 £400 - 3
Oxford - 5 £325 -
Reading -5 4 £425 -10.52% 12
Edinburgh -7 4 £350 -
West Sussex -15 4 £220 -
West Midlands - 4 £400 - 1
Coventry - 4 £400 -
East Midlands -5 3 £350 +1.44% 2
Nottingham -8 3 £350 -
Nottinghamshire -11 3 £350 - 2
Leeds -25 3 £644 +101.17% 4
West Yorkshire -27 3 £644 +101.17% 4
Glasgow - 3 - -
Merseyside -9 2 - -
Manchester -20 2 - - 1
South West -28 2 - - 5

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 133 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (40.13%) PaaS
3 98 (32.24%) Linux
4 96 (31.58%) Opscode Chef
5 87 (28.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 86 (28.29%) VMware
7 85 (27.96%) Windows
8 83 (27.30%) Microsoft
9 79 (25.99%) Oracle
10 77 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
11 75 (24.67%) Python
12 70 (23.03%) SaaS
13 66 (21.71%) Cloud Computing
14 65 (21.38%) Big Data
15 64 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
16 63 (20.72%) JavaScript
17 62 (20.39%) MongoDB
18 60 (19.74%) Hadoop
19 58 (19.08%) Citrix
20 55 (18.09%) Java
20 55 (18.09%) Visualisation
20 55 (18.09%) DevOps
21 54 (17.76%) StatsD
21 54 (17.76%) Apache Cassandra
21 54 (17.76%) DNS
22 53 (17.43%) Teradata
22 53 (17.43%) R
23 52 (17.11%) Tableau
23 52 (17.11%) Machine Learning
23 52 (17.11%) Data Warehouse

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 50 (16.45%) Node.js
2 26 (8.55%) OpenStack
2 26 (8.55%) SharePoint
3 24 (7.89%) MS Exchange
4 23 (7.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (5.92%) IIS
7 12 (3.95%) Lync
8 10 (3.29%) Tomcat
9 9 (2.96%) Apache
9 9 (2.96%) Oracle Workflow
10 8 (2.63%) Eucalyptus
11 6 (1.97%) Office Communications Server
11 6 (1.97%) CMS
11 6 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (1.32%) Confluence
14 3 (0.99%) JBoss
15 2 (0.66%) Umbraco
15 2 (0.66%) nginx
Applications
1 27 (8.88%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.96%) MS Office
3 4 (1.32%) MS Project
4 3 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.63%) Primavera
2 2 (0.66%) Magento
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 133 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (40.13%) PaaS
3 87 (28.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 70 (23.03%) SaaS
5 66 (21.71%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (7.57%) Office 365
7 9 (2.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (2.30%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.99%) IBM PureFlex
11 2 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.66%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.66%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.66%) Joyent
11 2 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.33%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 54 (17.76%) DNS
2 38 (12.50%) DHCP
3 34 (11.18%) Internet
4 31 (10.20%) SAN
5 26 (8.55%) VLAN
6 25 (8.22%) TCP/IP
7 24 (7.89%) LAN
7 24 (7.89%) NAS
7 24 (7.89%) Firewall
8 23 (7.57%) Network Security
9 18 (5.92%) VPN
10 16 (5.26%) WLAN
11 15 (4.93%) Fibre Channel
12 13 (4.28%) LDAP
13 11 (3.62%) WAN
13 11 (3.62%) Software-Defined Networking
14 7 (2.30%) MPLS
15 6 (1.97%) Cisco Nexus
16 4 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
16 4 (1.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (21.38%) Big Data
2 62 (20.39%) MongoDB
3 60 (19.74%) Hadoop
4 54 (17.76%) Apache Cassandra
5 52 (17.11%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (7.89%) SQL Server
7 9 (2.96%) MySQL
8 6 (1.97%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.64%) HBase
10 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.66%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.33%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (5.92%) Subversion
2 17 (5.59%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.93%) Git (software)
4 13 (4.28%) JIRA
5 11 (3.62%) Maven
6 10 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (2.63%) Ant
8 5 (1.64%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.32%) IntelliJ
9 4 (1.32%) Grunt
9 4 (1.32%) Spock
9 4 (1.32%) Geb
10 3 (0.99%) Selenium
10 3 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.99%) gulp
11 2 (0.66%) WebStorm
11 2 (0.66%) MSI
11 2 (0.66%) JUnit
11 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (10.20%) Finance
2 14 (4.61%) Banking
3 10 (3.29%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.97%) Marketing
4 6 (1.97%) Retail
4 6 (1.97%) Billing
5 5 (1.64%) Publishing
6 3 (0.99%) Games
7 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 120 (39.47%) Architect
2 42 (13.82%) Technical Architect
3 31 (10.20%) Cloud Architect
4 27 (8.88%) Digital Architect
5 25 (8.22%) Digital Technical Architect
6 23 (7.57%) Solutions Architect
7 21 (6.91%) Consultant
8 20 (6.58%) Senior Architect
9 18 (5.92%) Developer
9 18 (5.92%) Security Architect
10 17 (5.59%) Senior Technical Architect
10 17 (5.59%) Analyst
10 17 (5.59%) DevOps Engineer
11 16 (5.26%) Administrator
12 15 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (3.95%) Infrastructure Architect
13 12 (3.95%) Senior Digital Architect
14 11 (3.62%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
14 11 (3.62%) Test Manager
15 10 (3.29%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (16.78%) .NET
2 44 (14.47%) AngularJS
3 42 (13.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 38 (12.50%) Web Services
5 11 (3.62%) .NET Framework
6 10 (3.29%) REST
7 7 (2.30%) JSON
8 6 (1.97%) HTML
8 6 (1.97%) CSS
9 5 (1.64%) Spring
9 5 (1.64%) RESTful
10 4 (1.32%) Grails
10 4 (1.32%) JAX-RS
10 4 (1.32%) XML
10 4 (1.32%) SOAP
10 4 (1.32%) JMX
10 4 (1.32%) Apache Camel
10 4 (1.32%) boto
10 4 (1.32%) Spring Boot
11 3 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 55 (18.09%) Visualisation
2 43 (14.14%) Data Centre
3 19 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.93%) Hybrid Cloud
5 13 (4.28%) User Experience
6 12 (3.95%) Public Cloud
7 9 (2.96%) Enterprise Cloud
7 9 (2.96%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.63%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.97%) Clustering
9 6 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.32%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.32%) Device Driver
10 4 (1.32%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.32%) PMI
11 2 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.66%) Replication
11 2 (0.66%) PKI
11 2 (0.66%) Online Games
11 2 (0.66%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 98 (32.24%) Linux
2 85 (27.96%) Windows
3 38 (12.50%) UNIX
4 26 (8.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (4.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (4.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (3.29%) CentOS
8 10 (3.29%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.97%) Solaris
10 3 (0.99%) HPUX
10 3 (0.99%) VMS
10 3 (0.99%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.66%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (18.09%) DevOps
3 52 (17.11%) Machine Learning
4 40 (13.16%) Configuration Management
5 32 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 31 (10.20%) Migration
7 26 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (7.24%) ITIL
9 19 (6.25%) Project Management
10 18 (5.92%) Workflow
10 18 (5.92%) Open Source
11 17 (5.59%) Capacity Management
11 17 (5.59%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (4.28%) SDLC
12 13 (4.28%) E-Commerce
13 12 (3.95%) SOA
13 12 (3.95%) Performance Management
14 11 (3.62%) Time Management
14 11 (3.62%) Web Accessibility
14 11 (3.62%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 75 (24.67%) Python
2 63 (20.72%) JavaScript
3 55 (18.09%) Java
4 53 (17.43%) R
5 40 (13.16%) SQL
6 34 (11.18%) Ruby
7 20 (6.58%) PowerShell
8 17 (5.59%) Perl
8 17 (5.59%) Bash Shell
9 15 (4.93%) C
10 13 (4.28%) C#
11 9 (2.96%) C++
11 9 (2.96%) PHP
12 4 (1.32%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.32%) Groovy
13 3 (0.99%) VBScript
13 3 (0.99%) VB
14 2 (0.66%) PHP5
15 1 (0.33%) Scala
15 1 (0.33%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 24 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.91%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.26%) CISSP
4 15 (4.93%) CISM
5 10 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (3.29%) Degree
6 8 (2.63%) CCNA
7 7 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (1.97%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.64%) MCSE
9 5 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.64%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.32%) JNCIA
10 4 (1.32%) CCSA
11 3 (0.99%) MCSA
12 2 (0.66%) CCNP
12 2 (0.66%) MCP
12 2 (0.66%) MBA
12 2 (0.66%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.93%) SLA
2 10 (3.29%) QA
3 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.33%) EMIR
System Software
1 64 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (11.84%) Active Directory
3 21 (6.91%) vSphere
4 17 (5.59%) Hyper-V
5 16 (5.26%) vCloud
6 11 (3.62%) Docker
7 7 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.97%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (1.64%) NFS
10 3 (0.99%) KVM
10 3 (0.99%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.66%) XenServer
11 2 (0.66%) Firmware
11 2 (0.66%) Gluster
11 2 (0.66%) GPFS
11 2 (0.66%) Ceph
12 1 (0.33%) HDFS
12 1 (0.33%) Varnish
12 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 96 (31.58%) Opscode Chef
2 54 (17.76%) StatsD
3 49 (16.12%) Puppet
4 21 (6.91%) Ansible
5 15 (4.93%) vMotion
6 7 (2.30%) SCOM
7 5 (1.64%) Vagrant
8 4 (1.32%) WMI
8 4 (1.32%) Kubernetes
8 4 (1.32%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.99%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.66%) Nagios
10 2 (0.66%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.66%) yum
10 2 (0.66%) SCCM
10 2 (0.66%) CFEngine
10 2 (0.66%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.66%) logstash
10 2 (0.66%) Graphite
Vendors
1 86 (28.29%) VMware
2 83 (27.30%) Microsoft
3 79 (25.99%) Oracle
4 58 (19.08%) Citrix
5 53 (17.43%) Teradata
6 52 (17.11%) Tableau
7 51 (16.78%) Apigee
7 51 (16.78%) Mashery
8 34 (11.18%) Red Hat
9 31 (10.20%) Cisco
10 24 (7.89%) HP
11 14 (4.61%) IBM
12 13 (4.28%) NetApp
13 10 (3.29%) EMC
14 9 (2.96%) Rackspace
14 9 (2.96%) SAP
15 8 (2.63%) 3PAR
16 6 (1.97%) CA
17 5 (1.64%) Sybase
17 5 (1.64%) Google
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £500.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Undisclosed
Posted: Yesterday
London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
London or Sheffield
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Undisclosed
Posted: Yesterday
London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Unspecified Rate dependant on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London or Sheffield
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Rate dependant on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London (preferred) or Sheffield
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £575 - £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Incite Insight
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Newcastle
Incite Insight
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Incite Insight
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Sheffield
Incite Insight
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 13 days ago