Period
to 24 March 2019

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 24 March 2019 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
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 195 177 145
Rank change year-on-year -18 -32 +47
Contract jobs citing IaaS 57 73 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.85% 1.02% 1.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.99% 4.66% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 63 84
City of London median daily rate £500 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -4.04%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £355
90th Percentile £656 £668 £613
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London 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 1,907 1,565 889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 28.33% 21.79% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,498 1,269 729
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £350
90th Percentile £675 £655 £625
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 8
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -2.62% -21.01%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £14.04
90th Percentile £23.75 £50.35 £29.77
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.92
% change year-on-year -5.00% +0.40% -13.39%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing IaaS as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IaaS in the City of London

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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 49 (85.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (71.93%) PaaS
3 34 (59.65%) Microsoft
4 29 (50.88%) Windows
5 25 (43.86%) Active Directory
6 24 (42.11%) DevOps
7 23 (40.35%) PowerShell
8 19 (33.33%) SaaS
8 19 (33.33%) Finance
9 18 (31.58%) SQL
10 17 (29.82%) Amazon AWS
10 17 (29.82%) Windows Server
11 16 (28.07%) Office 365
11 16 (28.07%) Firewall
12 14 (24.56%) Migration
13 13 (22.81%) VMware
13 13 (22.81%) DNS
14 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
14 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (19.30%) Public Cloud
16 10 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 10 (17.54%) Hyper-V
16 10 (17.54%) SCCM
17 9 (15.79%) DHCP
17 9 (15.79%) SAN
17 9 (15.79%) Azure Active Directory
18 8 (14.04%) Symantec
18 8 (14.04%) Cisco
18 8 (14.04%) Python
18 8 (14.04%) SCOM

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 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.77%) IIS
3 4 (7.02%) Skype for Business
4 3 (5.26%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.51%) JBoss
6 1 (1.75%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 49 (85.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (71.93%) PaaS
3 19 (33.33%) SaaS
4 17 (29.82%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (28.07%) Office 365
6 9 (15.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (3.51%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (3.51%) npm
8 2 (3.51%) Serverless
9 1 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.75%) Datadog
9 1 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.75%) GitHub
9 1 (1.75%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.07%) Firewall
2 13 (22.81%) DNS
3 9 (15.79%) DHCP
3 9 (15.79%) SAN
4 7 (12.28%) WAN
5 6 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (10.53%) LAN
6 4 (7.02%) iSCSI
6 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.26%) NAS
7 3 (5.26%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (3.51%) AMQP
8 2 (3.51%) IPsec
8 2 (3.51%) MPLS
8 2 (3.51%) Unified Communications
8 2 (3.51%) VPN
8 2 (3.51%) Wireless
9 1 (1.75%) BGP
9 1 (1.75%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) Azure SQL Database
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) Big Data
3 2 (3.51%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.75%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.75%) MarkLogic
4 1 (1.75%) Power BI
4 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (8.77%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.26%) JIRA
3 3 (5.26%) MSI
3 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.26%) TeamCity
3 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio Code
3 3 (5.26%) WiX
4 2 (3.51%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.75%) Gerrit
5 1 (1.75%) git-flow
5 1 (1.75%) Maven
5 1 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.75%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Banking
2 2 (3.51%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Games
3 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (29.82%) Azure Engineer
2 14 (24.56%) Architect
3 12 (21.05%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Azure Architect
6 6 (10.53%) Network Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Azure DevOps
7 5 (8.77%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (8.77%) Office 365 Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) PowerShell Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Active Directory Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Cloud Specialist
9 3 (5.26%) Field Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) .NET
2 5 (8.77%) JSON
3 3 (5.26%) Kafka
3 3 (5.26%) Node.js
3 3 (5.26%) Software Packaging
4 2 (3.51%) Middleware
4 2 (3.51%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (3.51%) REST
4 2 (3.51%) Socket.IO
4 2 (3.51%) Web Services
5 1 (1.75%) Ajax
5 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.75%) HTML
5 1 (1.75%) LDAP
5 1 (1.75%) OAuth
5 1 (1.75%) OpenID
5 1 (1.75%) SAML
5 1 (1.75%) SOAP
5 1 (1.75%) Spring
5 1 (1.75%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Public Cloud
2 6 (10.53%) Clustering
3 5 (8.77%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (7.02%) Hedge funds
5 3 (5.26%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.51%) Cloud Native
6 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.75%) Social Media
7 1 (1.75%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 29 (50.88%) Windows
2 17 (29.82%) Windows Server
3 7 (12.28%) Linux
3 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (8.77%) Windows 10
4 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.51%) Unix
6 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.11%) DevOps
2 14 (24.56%) Migration
3 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (8.77%) Data Protection
5 5 (8.77%) Identity Management
5 5 (8.77%) Load Balancing
6 4 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (7.02%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (7.02%) ITIL
6 4 (7.02%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (7.02%) Network Architecture
6 4 (7.02%) Scrum
6 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.26%) Cloud Operations
7 3 (5.26%) SDLC
7 3 (5.26%) Server Management
7 3 (5.26%) Storage Management
7 3 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (5.26%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 23 (40.35%) PowerShell
2 18 (31.58%) SQL
3 8 (14.04%) Python
4 6 (10.53%) Java
4 6 (10.53%) Ruby
5 5 (8.77%) C#
6 4 (7.02%) VB
7 3 (5.26%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.75%) C++
8 1 (1.75%) Go
8 1 (1.75%) Groovy
8 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.75%) Scala
8 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.26%) CCNA
2 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) CCIE
4 1 (1.75%) CCNP
4 1 (1.75%) CISA
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.75%) CRISC
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) FedRAMP
2 1 (1.75%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (43.86%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.54%) Hyper-V
3 7 (12.28%) Docker
4 6 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (8.77%) XenApp
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.75%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) SCCM
2 8 (14.04%) SCOM
3 5 (8.77%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (7.02%) Kubernetes
4 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (7.02%) Puppet
4 4 (7.02%) SCOrch
4 4 (7.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (5.26%) NetBackup
5 3 (5.26%) QRadar
5 3 (5.26%) SCSM
5 3 (5.26%) SCVMM
6 2 (3.51%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (3.51%) Terraform
7 1 (1.75%) Ansible
7 1 (1.75%) CASB
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.75%) Netcool
7 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 34 (59.65%) Microsoft
2 13 (22.81%) VMware
3 8 (14.04%) Cisco
3 8 (14.04%) Symantec
4 6 (10.53%) Citrix
5 4 (7.02%) NetApp
5 4 (7.02%) Oracle
6 3 (5.26%) Dell
6 3 (5.26%) F5
6 3 (5.26%) Veritas
7 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.51%) Juniper
7 2 (3.51%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.75%) Apple
8 1 (1.75%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.75%) Google
8 1 (1.75%) HP
8 1 (1.75%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.75%) Toshiba