Period
to 27 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 27 September 2021 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 132 86 174
Rank change year-on-year -46 +88 -11
Contract jobs citing IaaS 48 31 62
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.31% 1.76% 1.00%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.48% 5.12% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 23 46
10th Percentile £399 £381 £425
25th Percentile £416 £413 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £544 £515 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.58% -1.90% -
75th Percentile £638 £606 £598
90th Percentile £688 £665 £700
Central London median daily rate £550 £520 £525
% change year-on-year +5.77% -0.95% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £52.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £52.00

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 the City of London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,379 606 2,089
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.64% 34.49% 33.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,054 474 1,655
10th Percentile £375 £313 £350
25th Percentile £463 £423 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £505 £525
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% -3.81% -
75th Percentile £644 £588 £600
90th Percentile £725 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £525
% change year-on-year +6.80% -1.90% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 18
10th Percentile £13.63 £16.50 £17.15
25th Percentile £13.88 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate £14.25 £21.25 £21.25
Median % change year-on-year -32.94% - +8.97%
75th Percentile £26.63 £28.81 £23.69
90th Percentile £35.00 £40.18 £31.69
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% -1.16% +7.50%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing IaaS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in the City of London

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IaaS in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for IaaS in the City of London

IaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IaaS in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for IaaS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 September 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 35 (72.92%) Azure
2 33 (68.75%) PaaS
3 19 (39.58%) DevOps
4 18 (37.50%) Finance
5 16 (33.33%) Migration
5 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 15 (31.25%) Windows
7 14 (29.17%) Python
7 14 (29.17%) SaaS
8 13 (27.08%) AWS
8 13 (27.08%) Active Directory
8 13 (27.08%) VMware
8 13 (27.08%) Social Skills
9 12 (25.00%) Citrix
10 11 (22.92%) Project Delivery
11 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (20.83%) Microsoft 365
12 8 (16.67%) Project Management
12 8 (16.67%) GCP
12 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
12 8 (16.67%) Windows Server
13 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 7 (14.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 7 (14.58%) Git (software)
13 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (14.58%) Project Governance
13 7 (14.58%) Service Delivery
13 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
13 7 (14.58%) PRINCE2
14 6 (12.50%) Ansible

IaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.42%) Confluence
3 1 (2.08%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.08%) CMS
3 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (72.92%) Azure
2 33 (68.75%) PaaS
3 14 (29.17%) SaaS
4 13 (27.08%) AWS
5 10 (20.83%) Microsoft 365
6 8 (16.67%) GCP
7 7 (14.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 6 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (10.42%) GitHub
10 3 (6.25%) Azure Storage
11 2 (4.17%) Slack
12 1 (2.08%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (2.08%) Amplience
12 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (2.08%) Datadog
12 1 (2.08%) Google Data Studio
12 1 (2.08%) iPaaS
12 1 (2.08%) Serverless
12 1 (2.08%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) Remote Desktop
1 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.33%) Firewall
2 4 (8.33%) SAN
3 3 (6.25%) DNS
3 3 (6.25%) Kerberos
3 3 (6.25%) NetScaler
3 3 (6.25%) WAN
4 2 (4.17%) HTTP
4 2 (4.17%) Internet
4 2 (4.17%) Wireless
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (2.08%) DMZ
5 1 (2.08%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.08%) Intranet
5 1 (2.08%) LAN
5 1 (2.08%) SD-WAN
5 1 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Big Data
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.08%) BigQuery
4 1 (2.08%) Data Lake
4 1 (2.08%) DB2
4 1 (2.08%) Delta Lake
4 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.08%) SAP HANA
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.08%) Star Schema
4 1 (2.08%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Git (software)
2 6 (12.50%) JIRA
3 3 (6.25%) Subversion
3 3 (6.25%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.17%) Maven
4 2 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
General
1 18 (37.50%) Finance
2 13 (27.08%) Social Skills
3 5 (10.42%) Influencing Skills
4 3 (6.25%) Banking
4 3 (6.25%) Law
5 2 (4.17%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.08%) Billing
6 1 (2.08%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.08%) International Banking
6 1 (2.08%) Legal
6 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (18.75%) Architect
2 7 (14.58%) Cloud Engineer
2 7 (14.58%) Project Manager
3 6 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Azure Architect
4 4 (8.33%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Finance Manager
4 4 (8.33%) Finance Project Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) HP Storage Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) SAN Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Microsoft 365 Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Microsoft 365 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) REST
2 4 (8.33%) LDAP
2 4 (8.33%) Web Services
3 3 (6.25%) JSON
4 2 (4.17%) .NET
4 2 (4.17%) ARM Templates
4 2 (4.17%) Spring
4 2 (4.17%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.08%) .NET Core
5 1 (2.08%) CSS
5 1 (2.08%) HTML
5 1 (2.08%) Node.js
5 1 (2.08%) OAuth
5 1 (2.08%) OpenID
5 1 (2.08%) React
5 1 (2.08%) SAML
5 1 (2.08%) SAP PI
5 1 (2.08%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.42%) Public Cloud
3 4 (8.33%) Replication
4 1 (2.08%) Clustering
4 1 (2.08%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.08%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.25%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.33%) Linux
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.17%) Solaris
5 2 (4.17%) Unix
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) DevOps
2 16 (33.33%) Migration
3 11 (22.92%) Project Delivery
4 8 (16.67%) Project Management
5 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (14.58%) PRINCE2
5 7 (14.58%) Project Governance
5 7 (14.58%) Service Delivery
6 5 (10.42%) Business Case
6 5 (10.42%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 5 (10.42%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (10.42%) Matrix Organization
6 5 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (8.33%) DevSecOps
7 4 (8.33%) Emotional Intelligence
7 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure as Code
7 4 (8.33%) Security Architecture
7 4 (8.33%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) Python
2 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 6 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 5 (10.42%) SQL
5 4 (8.33%) Java
6 3 (6.25%) Perl
7 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.08%) ABAP
8 1 (2.08%) C#
8 1 (2.08%) PHP
8 1 (2.08%) Ruby
8 1 (2.08%) Scala
8 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.08%) VB
8 1 (2.08%) VBA
8 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) PMP
2 4 (8.33%) CCNA
2 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.25%) CISSP
3 3 (6.25%) Degree
3 3 (6.25%) MCSE
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.17%) APMP
4 2 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) CCIE
5 1 (2.08%) CCNP
5 1 (2.08%) CISM
5 1 (2.08%) Master's Degree
5 1 (2.08%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) QA
2 4 (8.33%) PMO
3 3 (6.25%) GDPR
4 2 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.08%) FedRAMP
5 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (2.08%) NIST
System Software
1 13 (27.08%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (10.42%) Docker
5 4 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (4.17%) NFS
7 2 (4.17%) Veritas File System
7 2 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (4.17%) XenApp
7 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.08%) BitLocker
8 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) Ansible
2 5 (10.42%) Kubernetes
2 5 (10.42%) Terraform
3 3 (6.25%) Control-M
3 3 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (6.25%) FortiGate
3 3 (6.25%) Netcool
3 3 (6.25%) PowerCLI
3 3 (6.25%) QRadar
3 3 (6.25%) Tivoli
3 3 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (6.25%) vCenter Server
4 2 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (4.17%) SCCM
5 1 (2.08%) CASB
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (27.08%) VMware
3 12 (25.00%) Citrix
4 5 (10.42%) Google
5 4 (8.33%) 3PAR
5 4 (8.33%) HP
5 4 (8.33%) Oracle
5 4 (8.33%) Qualys
5 4 (8.33%) ServiceNow
5 4 (8.33%) Splunk
6 3 (6.25%) BMC
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco
6 3 (6.25%) CyberArk
6 3 (6.25%) EMC
6 3 (6.25%) IBM
6 3 (6.25%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (4.17%) SaltStack
8 1 (2.08%) Informatica