Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 138 186 185
Rank change year-on-year +48 -1 -43
Contract jobs citing IaaS 43 60 75
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.04% 0.88% 1.06%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.34% 2.86% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 54 64
Median daily rate £600 £513 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.07% -2.38% +10.53%
10th Percentile £374 £364 £363
90th Percentile £691 £671 £664
Central London median daily rate £600 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £55.00

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 1,288 2,097 1,671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 31.17% 30.70% 23.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 1,640 1,361
Median daily rate £513 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £311 £363 £344
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 17
Median hourly rate £30.72 £19.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.58% -3.75% -5.46%
10th Percentile £18.68 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.88 £23.75 £50.35
Median hourly rate £26.44 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +39.16% -5.00% +7.72%

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 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for IaaS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 City of London region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 33 (76.74%) PaaS
2 28 (65.12%) Azure
3 18 (41.86%) Migration
4 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
5 15 (34.88%) Active Directory
5 15 (34.88%) Windows
5 15 (34.88%) DevOps
6 14 (32.56%) SaaS
7 13 (30.23%) Kubernetes
8 12 (27.91%) VMware
9 10 (23.26%) DNS
9 10 (23.26%) Ansible
10 9 (20.93%) Office 365
10 9 (20.93%) Linux
11 8 (18.60%) Data Centre
12 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (16.28%) DHCP
12 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (16.28%) vSphere
12 7 (16.28%) AWS
13 6 (13.95%) ITIL
13 6 (13.95%) Unix
13 6 (13.95%) Microservices
13 6 (13.95%) Windows Server
13 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 5 (11.63%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (11.63%) MongoDB
14 5 (11.63%) SQL
14 5 (11.63%) MySQL
14 5 (11.63%) Finance

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 3 (6.98%) Apache
1 3 (6.98%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (6.98%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.33%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.33%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.33%) nginx
2 1 (2.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 33 (76.74%) PaaS
2 28 (65.12%) Azure
3 14 (32.56%) SaaS
4 9 (20.93%) Office 365
5 7 (16.28%) AWS
6 5 (11.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (6.98%) GCP
8 2 (4.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (4.65%) Serverless
9 1 (2.33%) Azure Functions
9 1 (2.33%) GitHub
9 1 (2.33%) Heroku
9 1 (2.33%) NuGet
9 1 (2.33%) OneDrive
9 1 (2.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) DNS
2 7 (16.28%) DHCP
3 3 (6.98%) Firewall
4 2 (4.65%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (4.65%) MPLS
4 2 (4.65%) Skype
5 1 (2.33%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.33%) LAN
5 1 (2.33%) NAS
5 1 (2.33%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.33%) SAN
5 1 (2.33%) SMTP
5 1 (2.33%) VLAN
5 1 (2.33%) VoIP
5 1 (2.33%) VPN
5 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) MongoDB
1 5 (11.63%) MySQL
2 4 (9.30%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (9.30%) Redis
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) Big Data
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.33%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.33%) CF BOSH
3 1 (2.33%) GitLab
3 1 (2.33%) JIRA
3 1 (2.33%) Maven
3 1 (2.33%) MSI
3 1 (2.33%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.33%) WiX
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Banking
2 3 (6.98%) Public Sector
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Back Office
4 1 (2.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Architect
2 8 (18.60%) Azure Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Azure DevOps
4 5 (11.63%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Cloud Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Data Centre Manager
4 5 (11.63%) Data Migration Manager
4 5 (11.63%) Migration Manager
4 5 (11.63%) Programme Manager
4 5 (11.63%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) YAML
2 3 (6.98%) Apollo GraphQL
2 3 (6.98%) GraphQL
2 3 (6.98%) gRPC
2 3 (6.98%) LAMP
2 3 (6.98%) Redux
2 3 (6.98%) REST
2 3 (6.98%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (6.98%) RxJS
3 2 (4.65%) .NET
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.33%) EDI
4 1 (2.33%) Kafka
4 1 (2.33%) LDAP
4 1 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.33%) SAML
4 1 (2.33%) Spring
4 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.98%) PKI
2 3 (6.98%) User Experience
3 2 (4.65%) Cloud Native
3 2 (4.65%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) FMCG
4 1 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.88%) Windows
2 9 (20.93%) Linux
3 6 (13.95%) Unix
3 6 (13.95%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.98%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.65%) CentOS
5 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.65%) SUSE
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.33%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) Migration
2 15 (34.88%) DevOps
3 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (13.95%) ITIL
4 6 (13.95%) Microservices
5 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery
6 4 (9.30%) ITSM
6 4 (9.30%) Project Delivery
7 3 (6.98%) Architectural Design
7 3 (6.98%) BDD
7 3 (6.98%) Critical Thinking
7 3 (6.98%) Functional Programming
7 3 (6.98%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.98%) Kanban
7 3 (6.98%) Pair Programming
7 3 (6.98%) Software Architecture
7 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
7 3 (6.98%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
1 5 (11.63%) SQL
2 4 (9.30%) Python
2 4 (9.30%) Ruby
3 3 (6.98%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.98%) Java
3 3 (6.98%) PHP
4 2 (4.65%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) Perl
4 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 15 (34.88%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.28%) vSphere
3 4 (9.30%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.98%) Docker
5 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (2.33%) UAG
6 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (30.23%) Kubernetes
2 10 (23.26%) Ansible
3 4 (9.30%) Terraform
4 3 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (6.98%) Puppet
4 3 (6.98%) SCOM
5 2 (4.65%) SCCM
5 2 (4.65%) WSUS
6 1 (2.33%) HAProxy
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (2.33%) SCOrch
6 1 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.91%) VMware
3 5 (11.63%) Citrix
4 4 (9.30%) Cisco
5 2 (4.65%) F5
5 2 (4.65%) Google
6 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.33%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.33%) Ivanti
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle
6 1 (2.33%) SAP
6 1 (2.33%) Sybase
6 1 (2.33%) Symantec