Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 109 173 155
Rank change year-on-year +64 -18 +23
Contract jobs citing IaaS 26 67 97
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.14% 1.03% 1.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.48% 3.07% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 53 80
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +1.45%
10th Percentile £313 £415 £406
90th Percentile £675 £685 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £52.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.45% +60.07%
Central London median hourly rate - £52.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -5.45% +60.07%

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 748 2,180 1,875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.75% 33.52% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 1,732 1,530
Median daily rate £515 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £328 £368 £358
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £513
% change year-on-year -2.38% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.71% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £19.00 £18.56 £16.48
90th Percentile £58.25 £58.13 £33.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +62.79% +7.50% +5.26%

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 5 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for IaaS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 17 (65.38%) Azure
2 15 (57.69%) PaaS
3 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 11 (42.31%) Linux
5 10 (38.46%) DevOps
6 9 (34.62%) SaaS
6 9 (34.62%) Unix
6 9 (34.62%) Windows
7 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
7 8 (30.77%) Migration
8 7 (26.92%) Finance
8 7 (26.92%) Python
8 7 (26.92%) Configuration Management
8 7 (26.92%) Puppet
8 7 (26.92%) High Availability
8 7 (26.92%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (26.92%) Ansible
8 7 (26.92%) Kubernetes
9 6 (23.08%) SaltStack
9 6 (23.08%) Perl
9 6 (23.08%) DNS
9 6 (23.08%) VMware
9 6 (23.08%) AWS
10 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
10 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (19.23%) Clustering
10 5 (19.23%) ITIL
10 5 (19.23%) Service Management
10 5 (19.23%) Docker
10 5 (19.23%) GCP

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 (11.54%) Apache
1 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Solr
2 1 (3.85%) CMS
2 1 (3.85%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 17 (65.38%) Azure
2 15 (57.69%) PaaS
3 9 (34.62%) SaaS
4 6 (23.08%) AWS
5 5 (19.23%) GCP
6 4 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (11.54%) GitHub
8 2 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (7.69%) Office 365
9 1 (3.85%) Azure Functions
9 1 (3.85%) OneDrive
9 1 (3.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) DNS
2 4 (15.38%) DHCP
3 3 (11.54%) Kerberos
3 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.69%) SAN
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall
5 1 (3.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
1 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
2 3 (11.54%) Subversion
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Serena SBM
3 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
2 4 (15.38%) Public Sector
3 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) French Language
4 1 (3.85%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Python Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Ruby Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Security Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) AWS Operator
5 1 (3.85%) CloudOps Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Grid Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Grid Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Reliability Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) LAMP
1 3 (11.54%) LDAP
2 2 (7.69%) Spring
3 1 (3.85%) Kafka
3 1 (3.85%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Clustering
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (11.54%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (11.54%) Public Cloud
3 2 (7.69%) Cloud Native
3 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.85%) FMCG
4 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.85%) NHS
4 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Linux
2 9 (34.62%) Unix
2 9 (34.62%) Windows
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
4 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (7.69%) SUSE
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.85%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (3.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) DevOps
2 8 (30.77%) Migration
3 7 (26.92%) Configuration Management
3 7 (26.92%) High Availability
4 5 (19.23%) ITIL
4 5 (19.23%) Service Management
5 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (15.38%) ITSM
5 4 (15.38%) Open Source
6 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
6 3 (11.54%) Security Hardening
6 3 (11.54%) TDD
7 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
7 2 (7.69%) CAD
7 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (7.69%) PRINCE
7 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Python
2 6 (23.08%) Perl
3 4 (15.38%) C
3 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 3 (11.54%) PHP
4 3 (11.54%) Ruby
5 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.69%) C#
6 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) CISM
2 1 (3.85%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) GDPR
1 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) Docker
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (15.38%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (7.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (3.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) Ansible
1 7 (26.92%) Kubernetes
1 7 (26.92%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (26.92%) Puppet
2 4 (15.38%) Salt
2 4 (15.38%) Terraform
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (7.69%) Pacemaker
4 2 (7.69%) SCCM
5 1 (3.85%) Control-M
5 1 (3.85%) Icinga
5 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (3.85%) Nagios
5 1 (3.85%) Netcool
5 1 (3.85%) QRadar
5 1 (3.85%) SCOM
5 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) SaltStack
2 6 (23.08%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle
4 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
5 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
5 2 (7.69%) Splunk
5 2 (7.69%) Veritas
6 1 (3.85%) Altiris
6 1 (3.85%) BMC
6 1 (3.85%) CyberArk
6 1 (3.85%) EMC
6 1 (3.85%) Google
6 1 (3.85%) IBM
6 1 (3.85%) Infoblox
6 1 (3.85%) Ivanti
6 1 (3.85%) Qualys
6 1 (3.85%) Serena
6 1 (3.85%) Sybase