Period
to 18 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for IaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IaaS over the 6 months to 18 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 174 187 205
Rank change year-on-year +13 +18 -39
Contract jobs citing IaaS 51 91 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.85% 1.02% 0.82%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.54% 3.45% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 78 61
Central London median daily rate £600 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +0.96% +0.24%
10th Percentile £380 £393 £363
90th Percentile £668 £652 £675
London median daily rate £550 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

IaaS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,005 2,637 2,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 33.59% 29.68% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,533 2,044 1,576
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £300 £326 £313
90th Percentile £663 £654 £625
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 23
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.76 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.61% -8.49% +2.91%
10th Percentile £18.04 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £30.50 £24.88 £44.80
London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £26.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% -15.68% +11.19%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing IaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in Central London

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IaaS in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for IaaS in Central London

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in Central London over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in Central London

IaaS
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the Central London region over the 6 months to 18 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +41 46 £600 +14.29% 31
Southwark +44 2 £500 -4.76%
City of Westminster -2 1 - -
Camden - 1 £435 -
IaaS
London

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing IaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 42 (82.35%) PaaS
2 31 (60.78%) Azure
3 20 (39.22%) DevOps
4 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
4 19 (37.25%) Migration
5 18 (35.29%) SaaS
6 17 (33.33%) Windows
7 15 (29.41%) Active Directory
8 14 (27.45%) VMware
9 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (25.49%) Kubernetes
10 12 (23.53%) Data Centre
10 12 (23.53%) AWS
11 11 (21.57%) Office 365
11 11 (21.57%) Ansible
11 11 (21.57%) Finance
12 9 (17.65%) PowerShell
12 9 (17.65%) DNS
12 9 (17.65%) Microservices
12 9 (17.65%) Windows Server
13 8 (15.69%) Linux
13 8 (15.69%) SQL
13 8 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (13.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 7 (13.73%) Service Delivery
14 7 (13.73%) DHCP
14 7 (13.73%) Cisco
15 6 (11.76%) vSphere
15 6 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
15 6 (11.76%) Citrix

IaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.88%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (5.88%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.92%) Ethereum
2 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.92%) Hyperledger
2 2 (3.92%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.96%) Apache
3 1 (1.96%) Confluence
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.96%) IIS
3 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.96%) nginx
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (3.92%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 42 (82.35%) PaaS
2 31 (60.78%) Azure
3 18 (35.29%) SaaS
4 12 (23.53%) AWS
5 11 (21.57%) Office 365
6 6 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (5.88%) OpenShift
7 3 (5.88%) Serverless
8 2 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (3.92%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (3.92%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (3.92%) GCP
9 1 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (1.96%) Azure Functions
9 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.96%) Datadog
9 1 (1.96%) GitHub
9 1 (1.96%) Heroku
9 1 (1.96%) NuGet
9 1 (1.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.65%) DNS
2 7 (13.73%) DHCP
3 5 (9.80%) Firewall
4 4 (7.84%) VPN
5 3 (5.88%) LAN
5 3 (5.88%) VoIP
5 3 (5.88%) WAN
6 2 (3.92%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (3.92%) MPLS
6 2 (3.92%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
6 2 (3.92%) SAN
6 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.92%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.96%) BGP
7 1 (1.96%) NAS
7 1 (1.96%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.96%) Network Security
7 1 (1.96%) OSPF
7 1 (1.96%) Skype
7 1 (1.96%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) MongoDB
2 4 (7.84%) Redis
3 3 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.92%) Blockchain
4 2 (3.92%) MySQL
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.96%) Big Data
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.92%) JIRA
3 2 (3.92%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.96%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.96%) CF BOSH
4 1 (1.96%) GitLab
4 1 (1.96%) Maven
4 1 (1.96%) MSI
4 1 (1.96%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.96%) WiX
General
1 11 (21.57%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Back Office
5 1 (1.96%) Legal
5 1 (1.96%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Azure Engineer
2 11 (21.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (15.69%) Architect
3 8 (15.69%) Azure DevOps
3 8 (15.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Data Centre Manager
4 7 (13.73%) Data Migration Manager
4 7 (13.73%) Migration Manager
4 7 (13.73%) Programme Manager
5 5 (9.80%) Cloud Architect
5 5 (9.80%) Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) YAML
2 5 (9.80%) REST
3 4 (7.84%) .NET
4 3 (5.88%) Apollo GraphQL
4 3 (5.88%) GraphQL
4 3 (5.88%) gRPC
4 3 (5.88%) Redux
4 3 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (5.88%) RxJS
5 2 (3.92%) .NET Core
5 2 (3.92%) Qt
5 2 (3.92%) RESTful
5 2 (3.92%) STL
5 2 (3.92%) Web Services
6 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.96%) Django
6 1 (1.96%) EDI
6 1 (1.96%) LAMP
6 1 (1.96%) LDAP
6 1 (1.96%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.84%) User Experience
3 3 (5.88%) PKI
4 2 (3.92%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.92%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.96%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.96%) Clustering
5 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.96%) NHS
5 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 8 (15.69%) Linux
4 3 (5.88%) Unix
4 3 (5.88%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.96%) CentOS
6 1 (1.96%) SUSE
6 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) DevOps
2 19 (37.25%) Migration
3 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (17.65%) Microservices
5 8 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (13.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (13.73%) Service Delivery
7 6 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (11.76%) Scrum
8 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure as Code
8 5 (9.80%) Kanban
9 4 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (7.84%) ITIL
9 4 (7.84%) Project Delivery
9 4 (7.84%) Waterfall
10 3 (5.88%) Change Management
10 3 (5.88%) ITSM
10 3 (5.88%) OO
10 3 (5.88%) Project Management
10 3 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 8 (15.69%) SQL
3 5 (9.80%) Java
4 4 (7.84%) Python
4 4 (7.84%) Ruby
5 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.92%) C#
6 2 (3.92%) C++
7 1 (1.96%) C
7 1 (1.96%) Perl
7 1 (1.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) CCNA
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) MCSA
3 1 (1.96%) MCSE
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 15 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (11.76%) vSphere
3 5 (9.80%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.84%) Docker
5 2 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.96%) UAG
6 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.96%) XenApp
6 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (25.49%) Kubernetes
2 11 (21.57%) Ansible
3 5 (9.80%) Puppet
3 5 (9.80%) Terraform
4 4 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (7.84%) SCCM
5 3 (5.88%) SCOM
6 2 (3.92%) WSUS
7 1 (1.96%) CASB
7 1 (1.96%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.96%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.96%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 19 (37.25%) Microsoft
2 14 (27.45%) VMware
3 7 (13.73%) Cisco
4 6 (11.76%) Citrix
5 2 (3.92%) F5
5 2 (3.92%) Google
6 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.96%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.96%) Ivanti
6 1 (1.96%) Meraki
6 1 (1.96%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.96%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.96%) Symantec