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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 479 497 481
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Contract jobs citing IaaS 97 69 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.85% 5.49% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 43 33
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£475 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £377 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £691 £643
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £578 £450
% change year-on-year
-26.40% +28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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
2001 1257 835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.81% 2.50% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1258 789 518
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 23 16
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.20 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+60.71% -25.33%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +12 94 £450 -14.28% 48
London +12 54 £500 +11.11% 15
South East -12 26 £400 +1.26% 12
City of London +25 13 £500 -6.75% 7
Surrey - 7 £500 - 2
Hampshire -11 6 £475 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 6 £400 -
North West -27 5 £500 -13.79% 2
East of England +8 4 £300 -36.84% 1
Berkshire -2 3 £600 +53.84% 6
Staines - 3 - -
Guildford - 3 £438 -
Leeds -6 2 - -
Yorkshire -11 2 - - 5
West Yorkshire -13 2 - -
South West -21 2 £550 - 4
Suffolk - 2 £425 -
Ipswich - 2 £425 -
Manchester - 2 £415 - 1
Slough - 2 £600 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £275 - 1
Wales -11 1 £525 +50.00% 1
Cheshire -12 1 - - 1
Luton - 1 £250 -
Leicester - 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 £550 - 3
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - - 1
Monmouthshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 107 (51.94%) PaaS
2 86 (41.75%) Linux
3 68 (33.01%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (32.52%) SaaS
5 56 (27.18%) Windows
6 54 (26.21%) Puppet
6 54 (26.21%) DevOps
7 51 (24.76%) Configuration Management
8 45 (21.84%) VMware
8 45 (21.84%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (18.93%) Microsoft
10 38 (18.45%) Microsoft Azure
10 38 (18.45%) Opscode Chef
11 37 (17.96%) Jenkins
12 36 (17.48%) ITIL
13 33 (16.02%) MongoDB
13 33 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
13 33 (16.02%) Firewall
14 32 (15.53%) Security Cleared
15 31 (15.05%) Web Services
16 30 (14.56%) DNS
16 30 (14.56%) Ansible
17 29 (14.08%) Active Directory
17 29 (14.08%) Finance
18 28 (13.59%) SOA
19 27 (13.11%) Python
19 27 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
20 26 (12.62%) OpenStack
21 25 (12.14%) SC Cleared
21 25 (12.14%) Migration

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 26 (12.62%) OpenStack
2 21 (10.19%) SharePoint
3 19 (9.22%) IIS
4 16 (7.77%) MS Exchange
5 13 (6.31%) Tomcat
6 12 (5.83%) Lync
6 12 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.91%) Jetty
7 6 (2.91%) JBoss
7 6 (2.91%) Apache
7 6 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (2.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (2.43%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.46%) nginx
11 1 (0.49%) Confluence
11 1 (0.49%) EPiServer CMS
11 1 (0.49%) CloudStack
Applications
1 13 (6.31%) MS Office
2 8 (3.88%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.97%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.49%) assyst
2 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 107 (51.94%) PaaS
2 67 (32.52%) SaaS
3 38 (18.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (8.74%) Office 365
6 17 (8.25%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.46%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.49%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.49%) GitHub
9 1 (0.49%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (16.02%) Firewall
2 30 (14.56%) DNS
3 15 (7.28%) SAN
3 15 (7.28%) VPN
3 15 (7.28%) Network Security
4 14 (6.80%) NAS
5 13 (6.31%) WAN
6 12 (5.83%) LAN
7 11 (5.34%) VLAN
8 10 (4.85%) DHCP
9 9 (4.37%) LDAP
9 9 (4.37%) Internet
10 8 (3.88%) TCP/IP
10 8 (3.88%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (2.91%) MPLS
12 5 (2.43%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (2.43%) VPLS
12 5 (2.43%) SNMP
12 5 (2.43%) SSL
13 4 (1.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.02%) MongoDB
2 15 (7.28%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.28%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.40%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.94%) EDRMS
5 4 (1.94%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.94%) MySQL
5 4 (1.94%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.46%) Big Data
6 3 (1.46%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.97%) Spotfire
7 2 (0.97%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.97%) OLTP
7 2 (0.97%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 37 (17.96%) Jenkins
2 15 (7.28%) TeamCity
3 10 (4.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (4.37%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.88%) Cucumber
6 7 (3.40%) RSpec
7 6 (2.91%) JIRA
8 5 (2.43%) Maven
9 4 (1.94%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.46%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.97%) Selenium
11 2 (0.97%) Gradle
11 2 (0.97%) GitLab
12 1 (0.49%) Rational Rose
12 1 (0.49%) Subversion
12 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.49%) Hudson
12 1 (0.49%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.49%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.49%) NeoLoad
General
1 29 (14.08%) Finance
2 9 (4.37%) Telecoms
2 9 (4.37%) Banking
3 7 (3.40%) Local Government
4 6 (2.91%) Publishing
4 6 (2.91%) Games
5 4 (1.94%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.97%) Retail
6 2 (0.97%) Billing
6 2 (0.97%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.49%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 54 (26.21%) Architect
2 35 (16.99%) DevOps Engineer
3 23 (11.17%) Analyst
4 17 (8.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (8.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 16 (7.77%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (7.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 12 (5.83%) Developer
6 12 (5.83%) Consultant
7 9 (4.37%) Business Analyst
7 9 (4.37%) Cloud Architect
8 8 (3.88%) Designer
8 8 (3.88%) Infrastructure Designer
8 8 (3.88%) Security Architect
9 7 (3.40%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (2.91%) Lead Architect
11 5 (2.43%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.43%) Technical Manager
12 4 (1.94%) IT Architect
12 4 (1.94%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.05%) Web Services
2 10 (4.85%) JSON
3 8 (3.88%) REST
4 6 (2.91%) HTML
5 5 (2.43%) .NET
5 5 (2.43%) XML
5 5 (2.43%) Spring
6 3 (1.46%) SOAP
6 3 (1.46%) CSS
6 3 (1.46%) Memcached
6 3 (1.46%) jQuery
6 3 (1.46%) RESTful
7 2 (0.97%) JPA
7 2 (0.97%) OSGi
7 2 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.97%) Apache Camel
7 2 (0.97%) Apache CXF
7 2 (0.97%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.97%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.17%) Clustering
2 14 (6.80%) Open Source
3 11 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.88%) Spread Betting
5 7 (3.40%) PKI
6 6 (2.91%) CMDB
7 4 (1.94%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.94%) FlexPod
8 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.46%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.46%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.46%) GIS
9 2 (0.97%) CESG
9 2 (0.97%) Derivative
9 2 (0.97%) Statistics
9 2 (0.97%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.97%) Online Games
9 2 (0.97%) RMADS
9 2 (0.97%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 86 (41.75%) Linux
2 56 (27.18%) Windows
3 20 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (7.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (5.34%) UNIX
7 7 (3.40%) CentOS
8 3 (1.46%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.46%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.97%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.97%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.49%) VMS
10 1 (0.49%) AIX
10 1 (0.49%) Solaris
10 1 (0.49%) Android
10 1 (0.49%) Debian
10 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (33.01%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (26.21%) DevOps
3 51 (24.76%) Configuration Management
4 45 (21.84%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (17.48%) ITIL
6 28 (13.59%) SOA
7 25 (12.14%) Migration
8 17 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (7.77%) Service Management
9 16 (7.77%) Software Engineering
10 13 (6.31%) Project Management
10 13 (6.31%) Scrum
10 13 (6.31%) Validation
11 11 (5.34%) Enterprise Architecture
11 11 (5.34%) Load Balancing
12 10 (4.85%) Release Management
12 10 (4.85%) Incident Management
12 10 (4.85%) PRINCE2
12 10 (4.85%) Security Architecture
13 9 (4.37%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.11%) Python
2 23 (11.17%) Ruby
3 21 (10.19%) Java
4 17 (8.25%) Perl
5 14 (6.80%) SQL
6 11 (5.34%) C#
7 10 (4.85%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.88%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.91%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.94%) C
11 2 (0.97%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.97%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.49%) VBScript
12 1 (0.49%) PHP
12 1 (0.49%) C++
12 1 (0.49%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.49%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 32 (15.53%) Security Cleared
2 25 (12.14%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.80%) Degree
4 11 (5.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (4.37%) VCAP
6 8 (3.88%) MCSE
6 8 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (3.40%) CISSP
7 7 (3.40%) VCDX
8 6 (2.91%) MCP
8 6 (2.91%) PMP
8 6 (2.91%) PMI Certification
9 5 (2.43%) MCSA
9 5 (2.43%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (1.94%) CISA
10 4 (1.94%) CISM
11 3 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.46%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.97%) CEH
12 2 (0.97%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.94%) COBIT
3 3 (1.46%) SLA
4 2 (0.97%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.97%) QA
5 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (14.08%) Active Directory
3 24 (11.65%) vSphere
4 17 (8.25%) vCloud
5 12 (5.83%) Hyper-V
6 9 (4.37%) UAG
7 6 (2.91%) KVM
8 4 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.94%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (1.94%) XenApp
8 4 (1.94%) Firmware
9 3 (1.46%) Docker
10 2 (0.97%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.97%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.97%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.49%) NFS
11 1 (0.49%) Gluster
11 1 (0.49%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 54 (26.21%) Puppet
2 38 (18.45%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (14.56%) Ansible
4 13 (6.31%) SCCM
5 9 (4.37%) Salt
6 7 (3.40%) Nagios
7 5 (2.43%) Graphite
8 4 (1.94%) Vagrant
8 4 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (1.46%) WSUS
10 2 (0.97%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.97%) StatsD
10 2 (0.97%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.97%) OVSD
11 1 (0.49%) Nessus
11 1 (0.49%) SCOM
11 1 (0.49%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.49%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.49%) yum
11 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 45 (21.84%) VMware
2 39 (18.93%) Microsoft
3 21 (10.19%) Cisco
3 21 (10.19%) Red Hat
4 17 (8.25%) HP
5 10 (4.85%) Citrix
5 10 (4.85%) BMC
6 9 (4.37%) NetApp
7 8 (3.88%) Oracle
7 8 (3.88%) EMC
8 6 (2.91%) IBM
9 5 (2.43%) Juniper
10 4 (1.94%) CA
10 4 (1.94%) Sophos
10 4 (1.94%) Mercator
10 4 (1.94%) Blue Coat
11 3 (1.46%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.97%) webMethods
12 2 (0.97%) MicroStrategy
12 2 (0.97%) Symantec
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