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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 136 176
Rank change year-on-year +15 +40  
Contract jobs citing IaaS 41 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.34% 0.54% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.07% 6.06% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 12 10
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £339 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £525
% change year-on-year +5.55% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year +194.11% -  

IaaS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 452 297 282
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.76% 8.86% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 244 211
Median daily rate £500 £474 £446
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.54% +6.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £330 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 0
Median hourly rate £21.16 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.63% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.49% -13.35%  

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing IaaS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 58 (65.17%) PaaS
2 57 (64.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (56.18%) Windows
4 40 (44.94%) Microsoft
5 37 (41.57%) Finance
6 36 (40.45%) SQL Server
7 31 (34.83%) C#
8 29 (32.58%) TDD
9 26 (29.21%) Scrum
9 26 (29.21%) IIS
10 25 (28.09%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (28.09%) DevOps
11 24 (26.97%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (25.84%) SharePoint
12 23 (25.84%) Web Services
12 23 (25.84%) JIRA
12 23 (25.84%) PowerShell
13 22 (24.72%) CRM
13 22 (24.72%) ERP
13 22 (24.72%) BizTalk Server
14 21 (23.60%) SQL Server 2008
14 21 (23.60%) Team Foundation Server
14 21 (23.60%) WCF
14 21 (23.60%) Dynamics CRM
14 21 (23.60%) Dynamics AX
14 21 (23.60%) Logistics
14 21 (23.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 19 (21.35%) SaaS
16 18 (20.22%) Linux
17 17 (19.10%) Amazon AWS

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 26 (29.21%) IIS
2 23 (25.84%) SharePoint
3 22 (24.72%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (7.87%) JBoss
5 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.37%) OpenStack
6 3 (3.37%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.25%) Confluence
7 2 (2.25%) Hubot
7 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
7 2 (2.25%) nginx
7 2 (2.25%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (2.25%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.12%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (1.12%) CloudStack
8 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (5.62%) MS Office
2 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.12%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (23.60%) Dynamics AX
1 21 (23.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 58 (65.17%) PaaS
2 57 (64.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (21.35%) SaaS
4 17 (19.10%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (11.24%) Office 365
6 5 (5.62%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.25%) GitHub
9 1 (1.12%) Akamai
9 1 (1.12%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.12%) Mimecast
9 1 (1.12%) OneDrive
9 1 (1.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) Firewall
2 7 (7.87%) DNS
3 6 (6.74%) LAN
4 5 (5.62%) DMARC
4 5 (5.62%) LDAP
5 4 (4.49%) Internet
5 4 (4.49%) VPN
6 3 (3.37%) DKIM
6 3 (3.37%) SAN
6 3 (3.37%) SMTP
6 3 (3.37%) WAN
7 2 (2.25%) AMQP
7 2 (2.25%) DMZ
7 2 (2.25%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.25%) VoIP
8 1 (1.12%) Converged Networks
8 1 (1.12%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.12%) VLAN
8 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (40.45%) SQL Server
2 21 (23.60%) SQL Server 2008
2 21 (23.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.37%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.37%) Data Mining
3 3 (3.37%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.25%) DB2
4 2 (2.25%) MariaDB
4 2 (2.25%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.12%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (25.84%) JIRA
2 21 (23.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (8.99%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.25%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.25%) MSI
6 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.12%) Selenium
General
1 37 (41.57%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Banking
3 4 (4.49%) Retail
4 3 (3.37%) Advertising
4 3 (3.37%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.37%) Legal
5 2 (2.25%) Law
5 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.12%) Billing
6 1 (1.12%) Electronics
6 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (33.71%) Developer
2 21 (23.60%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 21 (23.60%) Microsoft Developer
3 18 (20.22%) Architect
4 9 (10.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (8.99%) Azure Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (6.74%) Cloud Architect
7 6 (6.74%) Technical Architect
8 5 (5.62%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 5 (5.62%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.62%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (4.49%) Azure Architect
9 4 (4.49%) Azure DevOps
9 4 (4.49%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.37%) Software Deployment Engineer
11 2 (2.25%) AWS Architect
11 2 (2.25%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.84%) Web Services
2 21 (23.60%) WCF
3 16 (17.98%) .NET
4 7 (7.87%) COM
5 6 (6.74%) Middleware
6 4 (4.49%) HTML
6 4 (4.49%) jQuery
6 4 (4.49%) Node.js
6 4 (4.49%) SOAP
7 3 (3.37%) REST
7 3 (3.37%) XML
8 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.25%) JSON
8 2 (2.25%) JSON Schema
8 2 (2.25%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (2.25%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (2.25%) RESTful
8 2 (2.25%) XSD
9 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.12%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.49%) Clustering
1 4 (4.49%) Public Cloud
2 3 (3.37%) Replication
2 3 (3.37%) User Experience
3 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.25%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.12%) CESG
4 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.12%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.12%) PKI
4 1 (1.12%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.12%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 50 (56.18%) Windows
2 18 (20.22%) Linux
3 13 (14.61%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.25%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.12%) Unix
7 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.58%) TDD
2 26 (29.21%) Scrum
3 25 (28.09%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (28.09%) DevOps
4 24 (26.97%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (24.72%) CRM
5 22 (24.72%) ERP
6 21 (23.60%) Logistics
7 13 (14.61%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (12.36%) Migration
9 10 (11.24%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (11.24%) Open Source
10 9 (10.11%) ITIL
11 7 (7.87%) Project Management
12 5 (5.62%) Asset Management
12 5 (5.62%) Performance Management
12 5 (5.62%) Software Architecture
13 4 (4.49%) Capacity Planning
13 4 (4.49%) Technical Architecture
13 4 (4.49%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 31 (34.83%) C#
2 23 (25.84%) PowerShell
3 9 (10.11%) Java
4 8 (8.99%) Bash Shell
5 6 (6.74%) Python
6 5 (5.62%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.49%) SQL
8 2 (2.25%) CoffeeScript
8 2 (2.25%) Go
8 2 (2.25%) Ruby
9 1 (1.12%) C
9 1 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (10.11%) Degree
1 9 (10.11%) SC Cleared
1 9 (10.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.25%) AWS Certification
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.12%) ISEB
4 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 12 (13.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.99%) Docker
3 7 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.74%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.25%) KVM
5 2 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.25%) XenApp
6 1 (1.12%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (12.36%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (8.99%) Puppet
3 5 (5.62%) SCOM
4 4 (4.49%) Ansible
4 4 (4.49%) SCCM
5 3 (3.37%) Terraform
6 2 (2.25%) Consul
6 2 (2.25%) Galera Cluster
6 2 (2.25%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.25%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.25%) SCSM
6 2 (2.25%) SCVMM
6 2 (2.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.12%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.12%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.12%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 40 (44.94%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.61%) Oracle
3 9 (10.11%) VMware
4 5 (5.62%) HP
5 4 (4.49%) Cisco
5 4 (4.49%) Dell
6 3 (3.37%) Citrix
6 3 (3.37%) Splunk
7 2 (2.25%) IBM
7 2 (2.25%) Nuix
7 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.25%) Sybase
7 2 (2.25%) Symantec
7 2 (2.25%) Teradata
8 1 (1.12%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.12%) F5
8 1 (1.12%) New Relic
8 1 (1.12%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.12%) SAP
8 1 (1.12%) Tableau
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Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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