Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 85 172 170
Rank change year-on-year +87 -2 +22
Contract jobs citing IaaS 33 52 89
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.83% 0.87% 1.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.60% 2.60% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 40 78
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +1.45%
10th Percentile £406 £425 £404
90th Percentile £638 £680 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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 589 1,999 1,831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.58% 33.52% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 1,581 1,501
Median daily rate £513 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £319 £334 £350
90th Percentile £638 £660 £675
Central London median daily rate £518 £525 £523
% change year-on-year -1.43% +0.48% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 11
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.30% +3.89%
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.68 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.55 £23.75
Median hourly rate £28.75 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +36.90% +10.53% -

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 21 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for IaaS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 26 (78.79%) PaaS
2 25 (75.76%) Azure
3 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 13 (39.39%) Windows
4 13 (39.39%) DevOps
5 12 (36.36%) Windows Server
5 12 (36.36%) SaaS
6 10 (30.30%) AWS
6 10 (30.30%) PowerShell
6 10 (30.30%) High Availability
6 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
6 10 (30.30%) Finance
7 9 (27.27%) VMware
7 9 (27.27%) SQL
7 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (24.24%) Terraform
8 8 (24.24%) Clustering
8 8 (24.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (21.21%) DNS
9 7 (21.21%) SaltStack
9 7 (21.21%) Ansible
9 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
9 7 (21.21%) Puppet
10 6 (18.18%) Open Source
10 6 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (18.18%) 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 (9.09%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.03%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.03%) nginx
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (78.79%) PaaS
2 25 (75.76%) Azure
3 12 (36.36%) SaaS
4 10 (30.30%) AWS
5 6 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (18.18%) GCP
6 4 (12.12%) GitHub
6 4 (12.12%) Serverless
7 3 (9.09%) Office 365
8 2 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (6.06%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (6.06%) Power Platform
9 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (3.03%) Logic Apps
9 1 (3.03%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) DNS
2 5 (15.15%) Kerberos
2 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.12%) DHCP
3 4 (12.12%) SAN
4 3 (9.09%) Skype
5 1 (3.03%) 4G
5 1 (3.03%) Firewall
5 1 (3.03%) HTTP
5 1 (3.03%) HTTPS
5 1 (3.03%) NAS
5 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.03%) Network Security
5 1 (3.03%) SMTP
5 1 (3.03%) VLAN
5 1 (3.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.06%) Power BI
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.03%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.03%) Redis
5 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
2 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
3 4 (12.12%) Subversion
4 2 (6.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (6.06%) Bitbucket
5 1 (3.03%) Artifactory
5 1 (3.03%) JIRA
5 1 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (3.03%) Serena SBM
5 1 (3.03%) SonarQube
5 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Banking
2 6 (18.18%) Retail
3 5 (15.15%) Public Sector
4 4 (12.12%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.03%) International Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Azure Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Consultant
2 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Architect
3 3 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 3 (9.09%) Developer
3 3 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Azure Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Azure Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Azure Software Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (6.06%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Grid Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Grid Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Power BI Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Ruby Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) LDAP
2 2 (6.06%) Spring
2 2 (6.06%) Task Parallel Library
3 1 (3.03%) Node.js
3 1 (3.03%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Clustering
2 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
3 4 (12.12%) Public Cloud
4 3 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
5 2 (6.06%) Cloud Native
5 2 (6.06%) Replication
5 2 (6.06%) Virtual Team
6 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
6 1 (3.03%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (3.03%) PKI
6 1 (3.03%) PMI
6 1 (3.03%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Windows
2 12 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2016
5 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (18.18%) Linux
7 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (12.12%) Unix
9 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) DevOps
2 10 (30.30%) High Availability
3 8 (24.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 6 (18.18%) Open Source
5 5 (15.15%) Migration
5 5 (15.15%) Security Hardening
6 4 (12.12%) Asset Management
6 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (12.12%) ITIL
6 4 (12.12%) TDD
7 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure as Code
7 3 (9.09%) ITSM
7 3 (9.09%) Multithreading
7 3 (9.09%) Process Improvement
7 3 (9.09%) Service Management
7 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.06%) Architectural Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) PowerShell
2 9 (27.27%) SQL
3 5 (15.15%) Python
4 4 (12.12%) C
4 4 (12.12%) Perl
5 3 (9.09%) C#
6 2 (6.06%) Ruby
7 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) MCSE
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.03%) AWS Certification
4 1 (3.03%) CCNA
4 1 (3.03%) CCNP
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.03%) CISSP
4 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) GDPR
1 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.15%) Docker
3 5 (15.15%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.03%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (24.24%) Terraform
3 7 (21.21%) Ansible
3 7 (21.21%) Puppet
4 5 (15.15%) Kubernetes
4 5 (15.15%) SCCM
5 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (12.12%) Salt
6 2 (6.06%) Pacemaker
6 2 (6.06%) WSUS
7 1 (3.03%) Control-M
7 1 (3.03%) Icinga
7 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (3.03%) Nagios
7 1 (3.03%) Netcool
7 1 (3.03%) QRadar
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
7 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 9 (27.27%) VMware
3 7 (21.21%) SaltStack
4 5 (15.15%) Oracle
5 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
6 3 (9.09%) SolarWinds
7 2 (6.06%) Ivanti
7 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
7 2 (6.06%) Splunk
7 2 (6.06%) Symantec
7 2 (6.06%) Veritas
8 1 (3.03%) Altiris
8 1 (3.03%) BMC
8 1 (3.03%) Cisco
8 1 (3.03%) EMC
8 1 (3.03%) Forcepoint
8 1 (3.03%) IBM
8 1 (3.03%) McAfee
8 1 (3.03%) Remedy
8 1 (3.03%) Serena