Period
to 17 April 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 100 118 182
Rank change year-on-year +18 +64 -3
Contract jobs citing IaaS 39 44 64
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.59% 1.11% 0.95%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.51% 3.55% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 31 56
10th Percentile £406 £313 £369
25th Percentile £512 £421 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £592 £600 £500
Median % change year-on-year -1.29% +20.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £713 £656 £625
90th Percentile £725 £660 £675
Central London median daily rate £585 £600 £525
% change year-on-year -2.58% +14.29% -

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 865 1,238 2,104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 35.18% 31.29% 31.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 975 1,647
10th Percentile £363 £303 £363
25th Percentile £432 £413 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £513 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +5.00%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £588
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 11
10th Percentile £15.05 £18.64 £11.88
25th Percentile £17.55 £19.68 £12.25
Median hourly rate £23.45 £33.92 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -30.87% +78.53% -11.06%
75th Percentile £27.34 £50.19 £20.88
90th Percentile £28.64 £58.63 £22.75
Central London median hourly rate £26.23 £23.22 £18.88
% change year-on-year +12.94% +22.99% -11.62%

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 17 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for IaaS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 29 (74.36%) Azure
2 23 (58.97%) PaaS
3 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 15 (38.46%) AWS
5 13 (33.33%) Terraform
6 12 (30.77%) DevOps
7 11 (28.21%) Finance
8 10 (25.64%) Migration
8 10 (25.64%) Configuration Management
8 10 (25.64%) Python
9 9 (23.08%) SaaS
10 8 (20.51%) Microsoft 365
10 8 (20.51%) GCP
10 8 (20.51%) Kubernetes
10 8 (20.51%) Serverless
10 8 (20.51%) ITIL
11 7 (17.95%) Windows
11 7 (17.95%) Java
11 7 (17.95%) Project Management
11 7 (17.95%) Service Delivery
11 7 (17.95%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (17.95%) Business Continuity
11 7 (17.95%) QA
11 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
12 6 (15.38%) DevSecOps
12 6 (15.38%) Public Cloud
12 6 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (15.38%) Banking
12 6 (15.38%) IBM
12 6 (15.38%) C#

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 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.56%) Confluence
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 29 (74.36%) Azure
2 23 (58.97%) PaaS
3 15 (38.46%) AWS
4 9 (23.08%) SaaS
5 8 (20.51%) GCP
5 8 (20.51%) Microsoft 365
5 8 (20.51%) Serverless
6 5 (12.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (5.13%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (5.13%) Power Platform
8 1 (2.56%) Amazon Cognito
8 1 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (2.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (2.56%) Azure Functions
8 1 (2.56%) GitHub
8 1 (2.56%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (2.56%) OpenShift
8 1 (2.56%) Slack
8 1 (2.56%) SoftLayer
8 1 (2.56%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) FTP
1 5 (12.82%) NAS
1 5 (12.82%) SAN
2 2 (5.13%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.56%) BGP
3 1 (2.56%) DNS
3 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.56%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 1 (2.56%) HTTP
3 1 (2.56%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.56%) InfiniBand
3 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.56%) Multicast
3 1 (2.56%) Network Security
3 1 (2.56%) OSPF
3 1 (2.56%) Skype
3 1 (2.56%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.56%) WAN
3 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) DB2
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.13%) Power BI
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.56%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.56%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.56%) JIRA
3 1 (2.56%) Maven
3 1 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.56%) Robot Framework
3 1 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Law
3 2 (5.13%) Legal
3 2 (5.13%) Public Sector
3 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.56%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Architect
1 7 (17.95%) Azure Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 5 (12.82%) Project Manager
4 4 (10.26%) C# Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Cloud Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Developer
4 4 (10.26%) DevSecOps Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Azure Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) C# WCF Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Power BI Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Security Architect
6 2 (5.13%) WCF Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Middleware
2 3 (7.69%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) Spring
3 2 (5.13%) JSON
3 2 (5.13%) Node.js
3 2 (5.13%) Task Parallel Library
3 2 (5.13%) WCF
3 2 (5.13%) Web Services
4 1 (2.56%) LDAP
4 1 (2.56%) OAuth
4 1 (2.56%) REST
4 1 (2.56%) SAML
4 1 (2.56%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Public Cloud
2 5 (12.82%) AS400
2 5 (12.82%) iSeries
2 5 (12.82%) LPAR
2 5 (12.82%) Replication
3 4 (10.26%) Cloud Native
3 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.56%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (2.56%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Apple iOS
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.13%) Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Unix
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) DevOps
2 10 (25.64%) Configuration Management
2 10 (25.64%) Migration
3 8 (20.51%) ITIL
4 7 (17.95%) Business Continuity
4 7 (17.95%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (17.95%) Project Management
4 7 (17.95%) Service Delivery
5 6 (15.38%) DevSecOps
6 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (12.82%) Business Case
6 5 (12.82%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 5 (12.82%) Emotional Intelligence
6 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure as Code
6 5 (12.82%) Matrix Organization
6 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
6 5 (12.82%) Project Delivery
6 5 (12.82%) Project Governance
7 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.26%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) Python
2 7 (17.95%) Java
2 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
3 6 (15.38%) C#
4 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
4 5 (12.82%) SQL
5 3 (7.69%) Ruby
5 3 (7.69%) Scala
6 2 (5.13%) Go
7 1 (2.56%) Ada
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) PMP
2 3 (7.69%) CISSP
3 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.13%) CISM
3 2 (5.13%) MCSE
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (2.56%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.56%) CCIE
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
1 5 (12.82%) PowerHA
2 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.69%) Docker
4 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (5.13%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (5.13%) vSphere
5 1 (2.56%) VMware NSX
5 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (33.33%) Terraform
2 8 (20.51%) Kubernetes
3 6 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.13%) Ansible
4 2 (5.13%) SCOM
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.56%) SCCM
5 1 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.56%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) IBM
3 5 (12.82%) Google
3 5 (12.82%) VMware
4 3 (7.69%) Citrix
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco
5 2 (5.13%) Dell
6 1 (2.56%) Altiris
6 1 (2.56%) EMC
6 1 (2.56%) New Relic
6 1 (2.56%) Nokia
6 1 (2.56%) Symantec
6 1 (2.56%) VirtaMove