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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 468 525 488
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -37
Contract jobs citing IaaS 123 63 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.56% 4.49% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 39 36
Average daily rate
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£519 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.05% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £350 £419
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £600 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -16.66%
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
2212 1403 872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.03% 2.63% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1393 857 526
Average daily rate £425 £420 £402
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £414
% change year-on-year
- -3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 27 16
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.13%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +52 116 £513 +15.16% 54
London +18 54 £500 +15.60% 23
North West - 30 £650 - 3
Cheshire - 24 £650 - 2
Warrington - 22 £655 - 2
South East -17 21 £425 -34.61% 10
City of London +14 12 £500 +27.38% 7
Hampshire -5 7 £500 - 3
Berkshire +4 6 £600 - 2
Yorkshire -5 4 £550 - 2
Leeds -6 4 £550 -
West Yorkshire -10 4 £550 -
Surrey - 4 £375 - 2
East of England +13 3 £300 -36.84% 9
Wales -9 3 £438 +20.68%
Bedfordshire - 3 £300 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £260 -
Staines - 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 £260 -
South Wales +3 2 £350 -6.66%
West Midlands - 2 £310 - 1
Manchester - 2 £569 - 1
Slough - 2 £600 -
South West -7 1 £550 - 2
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - - 1
Leicester - 1 - - 1
Luton - 1 £250 -
Bristol - 1 £550 - 2
Chepstow - - - -

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 96 (44.04%) PaaS
2 88 (40.37%) Linux
3 70 (32.11%) Opscode Chef
4 69 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (28.44%) Windows
6 55 (25.23%) SaaS
7 49 (22.48%) MongoDB
8 48 (22.02%) DevOps
8 48 (22.02%) Cloud Computing
9 47 (21.56%) VMware
10 43 (19.72%) Puppet
11 42 (19.27%) Configuration Management
12 41 (18.81%) Microsoft Azure
13 39 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
13 39 (17.89%) Citrix
14 37 (16.97%) JavaScript
15 36 (16.51%) Oracle
15 36 (16.51%) ITIL
16 35 (16.06%) Python
16 35 (16.06%) Microsoft
16 35 (16.06%) Security Cleared
16 35 (16.06%) VMware Infrastructure
17 33 (15.14%) Big Data
17 33 (15.14%) Java
17 33 (15.14%) Firewall
18 32 (14.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 32 (14.68%) Node.js
19 31 (14.22%) Tableau
19 31 (14.22%) Hadoop
19 31 (14.22%) DNS

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 32 (14.68%) Node.js
2 25 (11.47%) OpenStack
3 22 (10.09%) IIS
3 22 (10.09%) SharePoint
4 18 (8.26%) MS Exchange
5 14 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (5.96%) Lync
7 12 (5.50%) Tomcat
8 8 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (3.67%) Apache
8 8 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (2.75%) JBoss
9 6 (2.75%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.92%) nginx
13 1 (0.46%) Confluence
13 1 (0.46%) EPiServer CMS
13 1 (0.46%) Jetty
13 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (6.42%) MS Office
2 7 (3.21%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.21%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.92%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 96 (44.04%) PaaS
2 55 (25.23%) SaaS
3 48 (22.02%) Cloud Computing
4 41 (18.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 22 (10.09%) Amazon AWS
6 20 (9.17%) Office 365
7 5 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.92%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.92%) Joyent
8 2 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.92%) Rackspace Cloud
8 2 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.46%) GitHub
9 1 (0.46%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (15.14%) Firewall
2 31 (14.22%) DNS
3 20 (9.17%) VPN
4 19 (8.72%) Internet
5 18 (8.26%) Network Security
6 16 (7.34%) SAN
7 15 (6.88%) NAS
8 14 (6.42%) WAN
8 14 (6.42%) DHCP
8 14 (6.42%) VLAN
9 13 (5.96%) LAN
10 11 (5.05%) LDAP
11 8 (3.67%) TCP/IP
12 7 (3.21%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (2.75%) MPLS
14 5 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (2.29%) SSL
14 5 (2.29%) VPLS
15 4 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
16 3 (1.38%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (22.48%) MongoDB
2 33 (15.14%) Big Data
3 31 (14.22%) Hadoop
4 29 (13.30%) Apache Cassandra
4 29 (13.30%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (8.26%) SQL Server
6 7 (3.21%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.75%) MySQL
8 5 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.29%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.83%) EDRMS
9 4 (1.83%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.38%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.92%) Spotfire
11 2 (0.92%) Oracle OLAP
11 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.92%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 29 (13.30%) Jenkins
2 15 (6.88%) TeamCity
3 11 (5.05%) Git (software)
4 10 (4.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (3.67%) Cucumber
6 7 (3.21%) Maven
7 4 (1.83%) JIRA
7 4 (1.83%) RSpec
8 3 (1.38%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.38%) Subversion
9 2 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.92%) Selenium
9 2 (0.92%) Ant
9 2 (0.92%) Gradle
9 2 (0.92%) GitLab
10 1 (0.46%) Rational Rose
10 1 (0.46%) NeoLoad
10 1 (0.46%) Hudson
10 1 (0.46%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.46%) Bitbucket
General
1 29 (13.30%) Finance
2 11 (5.05%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.21%) Publishing
3 7 (3.21%) Games
3 7 (3.21%) Banking
3 7 (3.21%) Local Government
4 3 (1.38%) Marketing
4 3 (1.38%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.92%) Korean Language
5 2 (0.92%) Retail
5 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.46%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.46%) Billing
Job Titles
1 80 (36.70%) Architect
2 32 (14.68%) Technical Architect
3 27 (12.39%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (9.63%) Digital Architect
5 18 (8.26%) Analyst
5 18 (8.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (7.34%) Solutions Architect
7 15 (6.88%) Infrastructure Architect
8 13 (5.96%) Consultant
8 13 (5.96%) Senior Architect
9 12 (5.50%) Senior Technical Architect
10 10 (4.59%) Cloud Architect
11 9 (4.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 9 (4.13%) Designer
11 9 (4.13%) Security Architect
11 9 (4.13%) Infrastructure Designer
12 8 (3.67%) Developer
12 8 (3.67%) Senior Digital Architect
13 7 (3.21%) Cloud Engineer
14 6 (2.75%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 30 (13.76%) AngularJS
3 22 (10.09%) .NET
4 20 (9.17%) Web Services
5 6 (2.75%) XML
5 6 (2.75%) JSON
6 5 (2.29%) HTML
6 5 (2.29%) Spring
7 4 (1.83%) REST
8 3 (1.38%) jQuery
8 3 (1.38%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.38%) RESTful
8 3 (1.38%) SOAP
8 3 (1.38%) CSS
9 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.92%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (0.92%) WSDL
9 2 (0.92%) Middleware
9 2 (0.92%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.92%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.93%) Visualisation
2 20 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.42%) Clustering
4 12 (5.50%) Public Cloud
5 11 (5.05%) Private Cloud
6 10 (4.59%) User Experience
6 10 (4.59%) Open Source
7 8 (3.67%) Spread Betting
8 7 (3.21%) PKI
8 7 (3.21%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.75%) CMDB
10 4 (1.83%) FlexPod
11 3 (1.38%) GIS
11 3 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.38%) Streaming Video
11 3 (1.38%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.92%) Statistics
12 2 (0.92%) CESG
12 2 (0.92%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 88 (40.37%) Linux
2 62 (28.44%) Windows
3 23 (10.55%) UNIX
4 19 (8.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (5.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.21%) CentOS
8 4 (1.83%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.38%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.38%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.92%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.46%) VMS
11 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.46%) Debian
11 1 (0.46%) Android
11 1 (0.46%) AIX
11 1 (0.46%) Solaris
11 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (22.02%) DevOps
3 42 (19.27%) Configuration Management
4 39 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (16.51%) ITIL
6 28 (12.84%) Machine Learning
7 26 (11.93%) Migration
8 24 (11.01%) Continuous Delivery
9 19 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (7.80%) Service Management
11 16 (7.34%) Project Management
12 13 (5.96%) SOA
12 13 (5.96%) Validation
13 12 (5.50%) Incident Management
14 11 (5.05%) Release Management
14 11 (5.05%) E-Commerce
15 10 (4.59%) PRINCE2
16 9 (4.13%) Security Architecture
16 9 (4.13%) Enterprise Architecture
17 8 (3.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 37 (16.97%) JavaScript
2 35 (16.06%) Python
3 33 (15.14%) Java
4 29 (13.30%) R
5 23 (10.55%) Ruby
6 15 (6.88%) Perl
7 14 (6.42%) Bash Shell
8 13 (5.96%) SQL
9 11 (5.05%) C#
9 11 (5.05%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.83%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.83%) C
11 3 (1.38%) PHP
12 2 (0.92%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.92%) C++
13 1 (0.46%) VBScript
13 1 (0.46%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.46%) PHP5
13 1 (0.46%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 35 (16.06%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.47%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.50%) Degree
4 11 (5.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (4.13%) VCAP
6 8 (3.67%) CISSP
7 7 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (3.21%) MCSE
7 7 (3.21%) PMP
7 7 (3.21%) PMI Certification
7 7 (3.21%) VCDX
8 6 (2.75%) MCP
9 5 (2.29%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (2.29%) MCSA
10 4 (1.83%) CISM
11 3 (1.38%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.92%) GCED
12 2 (0.92%) VCP5
12 2 (0.92%) GIAC
12 2 (0.92%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.21%) SLA
3 2 (0.92%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.92%) COBIT
4 1 (0.46%) QA
4 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (16.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (13.76%) Active Directory
3 27 (12.39%) vSphere
4 16 (7.34%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.34%) vCloud
5 9 (4.13%) UAG
6 5 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.83%) Docker
7 4 (1.83%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (1.83%) XenApp
7 4 (1.83%) Firmware
8 2 (0.92%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.92%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.92%) KVM
9 1 (0.46%) Corosync
9 1 (0.46%) GPFS
9 1 (0.46%) Ceph
9 1 (0.46%) Gluster
9 1 (0.46%) NFS
Systems Management
1 70 (32.11%) Opscode Chef
2 43 (19.72%) Puppet
3 30 (13.76%) StatsD
4 19 (8.72%) Ansible
5 13 (5.96%) SCCM
6 9 (4.13%) Salt
7 6 (2.75%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.92%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.92%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.92%) OVSD
9 1 (0.46%) Nessus
9 1 (0.46%) WSUS
9 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.46%) Nagios
9 1 (0.46%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.46%) yum
9 1 (0.46%) SCOM
9 1 (0.46%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.46%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.46%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 47 (21.56%) VMware
2 39 (17.89%) Citrix
3 36 (16.51%) Oracle
4 35 (16.06%) Microsoft
5 31 (14.22%) Teradata
5 31 (14.22%) Tableau
6 19 (8.72%) Cisco
7 16 (7.34%) Red Hat
8 9 (4.13%) NetApp
8 9 (4.13%) HP
9 8 (3.67%) BMC
10 6 (2.75%) IBM
11 5 (2.29%) EMC
11 5 (2.29%) Juniper
11 5 (2.29%) Rackspace
12 4 (1.83%) Mercator
12 4 (1.83%) CA
12 4 (1.83%) Blue Coat
12 4 (1.83%) Sophos
13 3 (1.38%) CheckPoint
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Posted: 13 hours ago
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Warrington
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