Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 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
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 90 143 170
Rank change year-on-year +53 +27 +30
Contract jobs citing IaaS 42 53 71
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.00% 1.06% 1.04%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.16% 3.27% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 40 62
Median daily rate £525 £600 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +17.07% -0.97%
10th Percentile £415 £415 £400
90th Percentile £699 £662 £636
Central London median daily rate £525 £600 £525
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +1.20%
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 682 1,619 1,871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.48% 32.52% 27.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 1,289 1,490
Median daily rate £525 £520 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% -0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £317 £317 £313
90th Percentile £650 £666 £663
Central London median daily rate £510 £515 £525
% change year-on-year -0.97% -1.90% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 13
Median hourly rate £21.25 £20.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +17.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £20.25 £18.71 £12.25
90th Percentile £22.25 £23.70 £23.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year +9.76% +13.10% +0.69%

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 22 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for IaaS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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 36 (85.71%) Azure
2 33 (78.57%) PaaS
3 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
4 18 (42.86%) Terraform
5 17 (40.48%) DevOps
5 17 (40.48%) AWS
6 12 (28.57%) SQL
6 12 (28.57%) Windows
6 12 (28.57%) SaaS
7 11 (26.19%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
8 10 (23.81%) Serverless
9 9 (21.43%) C#
9 9 (21.43%) Finance
9 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
9 9 (21.43%) Banking
10 8 (19.05%) Retail
10 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
10 8 (19.05%) Data Centre
10 8 (19.05%) Kubernetes
10 8 (19.05%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (16.67%) High Availability
11 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (16.67%) GCP
11 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
11 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 7 (16.67%) VMware
11 7 (16.67%) Multithreading
12 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared

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 4 (9.52%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.38%) nginx
3 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 36 (85.71%) Azure
2 33 (78.57%) PaaS
3 17 (40.48%) AWS
4 12 (28.57%) SaaS
5 10 (23.81%) Serverless
6 7 (16.67%) GCP
7 5 (11.90%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (9.52%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (9.52%) Office 365
8 4 (9.52%) Power Platform
9 3 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (7.14%) GitHub
10 1 (2.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (2.38%) Azure Functions
10 1 (2.38%) Logic Apps
10 1 (2.38%) OpenShift
10 1 (2.38%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Kerberos
1 4 (9.52%) Skype
1 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.14%) DNS
3 2 (4.76%) SAN
4 1 (2.38%) 4G
4 1 (2.38%) Firewall
4 1 (2.38%) HTTP
4 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.38%) NAS
4 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.38%) Network Security
4 1 (2.38%) SMTP
4 1 (2.38%) VLAN
4 1 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) Azure SQL Database
2 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (9.52%) Power BI
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (2.38%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.38%) Redis
6 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (7.14%) Bitbucket
2 3 (7.14%) Subversion
3 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.38%) Artifactory
4 1 (2.38%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (21.43%) Banking
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Retail
3 6 (14.29%) Public Sector
4 5 (11.90%) Investment Banking
5 3 (7.14%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.38%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Azure Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 7 (16.67%) Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Architect
3 6 (14.29%) Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Azure Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Power BI Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Data Architect
5 3 (7.14%) DevSecOps Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Azure Developer
6 2 (4.76%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (4.76%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) LDAP
1 4 (9.52%) Spring
1 4 (9.52%) Task Parallel Library
2 2 (4.76%) WCF
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) Node.js
3 1 (2.38%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.90%) Cloud Native
2 5 (11.90%) Clustering
3 4 (9.52%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.76%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.38%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.38%) PKI
5 1 (2.38%) PMI
5 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (7.14%) Linux
8 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) DevOps
2 7 (16.67%) High Availability
2 7 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 6 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure as Code
4 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.52%) Data Modelling
5 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (9.52%) ETL
5 4 (9.52%) ITIL
5 4 (9.52%) Migration
5 4 (9.52%) Security Architecture
5 4 (9.52%) Security Hardening
5 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
5 4 (9.52%) TDD
6 3 (7.14%) Fintech
6 3 (7.14%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) SQL
2 9 (21.43%) C#
2 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.52%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.14%) Java
4 3 (7.14%) Python
4 3 (7.14%) Ruby
5 2 (4.76%) Go
5 2 (4.76%) Scala
6 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) MCSE
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.38%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.38%) CCNA
4 1 (2.38%) CCNP
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.38%) CISSP
4 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.90%) Docker
4 4 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.38%) UAG
5 1 (2.38%) vSphere
5 1 (2.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (42.86%) Terraform
2 11 (26.19%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (19.05%) Kubernetes
4 6 (14.29%) Ansible
5 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (7.14%) Puppet
6 3 (7.14%) SCCM
7 2 (4.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (2.38%) Consul
8 1 (2.38%) vCenter Server
8 1 (2.38%) vRealize
8 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) VMware
3 4 (9.52%) Oracle
4 3 (7.14%) SaltStack
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.76%) Symantec
6 1 (2.38%) Altiris
6 1 (2.38%) Citrix
6 1 (2.38%) Dell
6 1 (2.38%) EMC
6 1 (2.38%) F5
6 1 (2.38%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.38%) Google
6 1 (2.38%) Ivanti
6 1 (2.38%) New Relic
6 1 (2.38%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.38%) Remedy
6 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.38%) Splunk