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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 149 185
Rank change year-on-year +6 +36  
Contract jobs citing IaaS 23 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.70% 0.48% 0.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.28% 4.19% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 16
Median daily rate £518 £563 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £455 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £760 £770 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £465 £475
% change year-on-year +2.15% -2.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 436 382 382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 13.36% 11.35% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 325 279
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £349 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.43% -20.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.11 £19.00 £16.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £81.96 £24.80 £36.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +75.75% -36.53%  

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 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 42 (65.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 33 (51.56%) Windows
3 33 (51.56%) PaaS
4 23 (35.94%) DevOps
4 23 (35.94%) Finance
5 20 (31.25%) SQL Server
6 18 (28.13%) SharePoint
7 17 (26.56%) Active Directory
8 16 (25.00%) C#
8 16 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (25.00%) TDD
8 16 (25.00%) Office 365
8 16 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
8 16 (25.00%) SaaS
9 15 (23.44%) Scrum
10 14 (21.88%) Web Services
10 14 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (21.88%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (21.88%) JIRA
11 13 (20.31%) WCF
11 13 (20.31%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (20.31%) CRM
11 13 (20.31%) ERP
11 13 (20.31%) IIS
11 13 (20.31%) Logistics
11 13 (20.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (20.31%) Dynamics CRM
11 13 (20.31%) Dynamics AX

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 18 (28.13%) SharePoint
2 14 (21.88%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (20.31%) IIS
4 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (6.25%) OpenStack
5 4 (6.25%) Skype for Business
6 3 (4.69%) JBoss
6 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
7 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (3.13%) Hubot
7 2 (3.13%) nginx
8 1 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (1.56%) CloudStack
8 1 (1.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (20.31%) Dynamics AX
1 13 (20.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 42 (65.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (51.56%) PaaS
3 16 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (25.00%) Office 365
3 16 (25.00%) SaaS
4 6 (9.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (4.69%) GitHub
6 2 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (3.13%) Google Compute Engine
6 2 (3.13%) Yammer
7 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.56%) CloudBees
7 1 (1.56%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.56%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) DNS
1 6 (9.38%) Firewall
2 4 (6.25%) LAN
2 4 (6.25%) SAN
3 3 (4.69%) Network Security
3 3 (4.69%) VoIP
3 3 (4.69%) WAN
4 2 (3.13%) DMZ
4 2 (3.13%) iSCSI
4 2 (3.13%) LDAP
4 2 (3.13%) Skype
4 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.56%) HTTP
5 1 (1.56%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.56%) IPsec
5 1 (1.56%) VLAN
5 1 (1.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 13 (20.31%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (20.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.69%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.56%) Big Data
4 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (21.88%) JIRA
1 14 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.13%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.56%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.56%) Selenium
4 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.56%) WiX
General
1 23 (35.94%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Advertising
3 5 (7.81%) Retail
4 3 (4.69%) Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Law
5 2 (3.13%) Legal
5 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.56%) French Language
6 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (23.44%) Developer
2 13 (20.31%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 13 (20.31%) Microsoft Developer
3 12 (18.75%) Architect
4 7 (10.94%) Azure Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Consultant
5 6 (9.38%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Azure Consultant
6 5 (7.81%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Project Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Azure Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Platform Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Security Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.88%) Web Services
2 13 (20.31%) WCF
3 5 (7.81%) .NET
4 4 (6.25%) COM
5 2 (3.13%) Node.js
5 2 (3.13%) SOAP
6 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.56%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (1.56%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.56%) jQuery
6 1 (1.56%) Middleware
6 1 (1.56%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.56%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 4 (6.25%) Private Cloud
2 3 (4.69%) Clustering
2 3 (4.69%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (4.69%) PKI
2 3 (4.69%) Replication
2 3 (4.69%) User Experience
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.56%) CESG
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.56%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) NHS
4 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.56%) Social Media
4 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (51.56%) Windows
2 11 (17.19%) Windows Server
3 10 (15.63%) Linux
4 4 (6.25%) Windows 10
4 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.56%) CentOS
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.94%) DevOps
2 16 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.00%) TDD
3 15 (23.44%) Scrum
4 14 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (20.31%) CRM
5 13 (20.31%) ERP
5 13 (20.31%) Logistics
6 9 (14.06%) Migration
7 8 (12.50%) Open Source
8 7 (10.94%) TOGAF
9 5 (7.81%) Configuration Management
9 5 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.81%) ITIL
10 4 (6.25%) Asset Management
10 4 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (4.69%) Matrix Organization
11 3 (4.69%) SDLC
11 3 (4.69%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) C#
2 12 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 8 (12.50%) SQL
4 5 (7.81%) Python
5 4 (6.25%) Java
6 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.69%) Go
6 3 (4.69%) Ruby
7 2 (3.13%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (1.56%) C
8 1 (1.56%) C-shell
8 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.56%) Korn
8 1 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.25%) Degree
2 4 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) CISSP
4 2 (3.13%) MCSE
4 2 (3.13%) PMP
4 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.13%) SANS
4 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.56%) CEH
5 1 (1.56%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.56%) GIAC
5 1 (1.56%) MCSA
5 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) COBIT
1 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.56%) PA-DSS
2 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.56%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.56%) SAS 70
System Software
1 17 (26.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.81%) Docker
3 3 (4.69%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (3.13%) vCloud
4 2 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.13%) XenApp
5 1 (1.56%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (10.94%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (9.38%) SCOM
3 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (7.81%) SCCM
4 4 (6.25%) Kubernetes
4 4 (6.25%) Terraform
5 3 (4.69%) Ansible
6 2 (3.13%) Consul
6 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (3.13%) Nessus
6 2 (3.13%) Puppet
6 2 (3.13%) SCOrch
6 2 (3.13%) SCSM
6 2 (3.13%) SCVMM
6 2 (3.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (3.13%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.56%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.56%) Nagios
7 1 (1.56%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 40 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.06%) VMware
3 5 (7.81%) Citrix
4 4 (6.25%) Oracle
5 2 (3.13%) Avaya
5 2 (3.13%) Bloomberg
5 2 (3.13%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco
5 2 (3.13%) Google
5 2 (3.13%) LANDesk
5 2 (3.13%) Nuix
5 2 (3.13%) Qualys
5 2 (3.13%) Symantec
6 1 (1.56%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (1.56%) HP
6 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.56%) Tableau
6 1 (1.56%) WorldPay
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