Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 182 206
Rank change year-on-year +13 +24 +39
Contract jobs citing IaaS 91 57 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.30% 0.83% 0.63%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.17% 5.35% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 50 38
City of London median daily rate £525 £520 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% -5.45% +10.00%
10th Percentile £400 £371 £412
90th Percentile £675 £726 £646
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £563
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £34.36 -
Central London median hourly rate - £34.36 -

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 1,761 1,066 867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 25.08% 15.54% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,441 849 722
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +14.61%
10th Percentile £338 £309 £313
90th Percentile £675 £640 £625
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 5
City of London median hourly rate £18.85 £18.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.72% -18.18% -9.20%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.90 £17.61
90th Percentile £32.08 £30.96 £48.12
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% -36.84% +17.62%

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 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 64 (70.33%) PaaS
2 60 (65.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (48.35%) DevOps
4 39 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 35 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
6 33 (36.26%) SaaS
7 30 (32.97%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (30.77%) Finance
9 27 (29.67%) Active Directory
9 27 (29.67%) Windows
10 25 (27.47%) PowerShell
11 22 (24.18%) JSON
11 22 (24.18%) Scrum
11 22 (24.18%) Office 365
12 21 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
13 16 (17.58%) Python
13 16 (17.58%) SQL
14 15 (16.48%) Linux
14 15 (16.48%) Migration
14 15 (16.48%) Docker
14 15 (16.48%) Analytics
15 14 (15.38%) Kanban
15 14 (15.38%) Ruby
16 13 (14.29%) Banking
16 13 (14.29%) SDLC
17 12 (13.19%) SQL Server
18 11 (12.09%) Java
18 11 (12.09%) TDD
18 11 (12.09%) Waterfall
18 11 (12.09%) Data Centre

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 7 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.59%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (3.30%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.20%) Confluence
4 2 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.20%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.10%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.10%) CMS
5 1 (1.10%) Mule
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Sentinel
2 1 (1.10%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 64 (70.33%) PaaS
2 60 (65.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (36.26%) SaaS
5 22 (24.18%) Office 365
6 21 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (6.59%) Amazon S3
8 5 (5.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (5.49%) Datadog
9 4 (4.40%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (4.40%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (4.40%) Heroku
10 3 (3.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (3.30%) GitHub
10 3 (3.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (3.30%) OpenShift
11 2 (2.20%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (1.10%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.69%) Firewall
2 6 (6.59%) DNS
2 6 (6.59%) LAN
2 6 (6.59%) WAN
3 4 (4.40%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (4.40%) Network Security
3 4 (4.40%) VPN
4 3 (3.30%) DMZ
4 3 (3.30%) MPLS
5 2 (2.20%) BGP
5 2 (2.20%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (2.20%) Internet
5 2 (2.20%) Multicast
5 2 (2.20%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (2.20%) Wireless
6 1 (1.10%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.10%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.10%) Skype
6 1 (1.10%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.59%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (6.59%) Redis
3 5 (5.49%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.49%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.20%) Aerospike
6 2 (2.20%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.20%) Couchbase
6 2 (2.20%) Hazelcast
6 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.20%) Power BI
7 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.10%) OLTP
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (10.99%) Git (software)
1 10 (10.99%) JIRA
2 9 (9.89%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.30%) Bitbucket
3 3 (3.30%) Selenium
3 3 (3.30%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (3.30%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (2.20%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.20%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.20%) GitLab
4 2 (2.20%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (2.20%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.20%) SonarQube
4 2 (2.20%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.20%) Zephyr
5 1 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.10%) Babel
5 1 (1.10%) Mocha
5 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (30.77%) Finance
2 13 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (5.49%) Retail
4 4 (4.40%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (21.98%) Architect
1 20 (21.98%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (14.29%) Azure DevOps
3 10 (10.99%) Developer
4 8 (8.79%) Azure Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) Cloud Architect
5 6 (6.59%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) Consultant
5 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.49%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) Azure Architect
6 5 (5.49%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (5.49%) Server Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Azure Consultant
7 4 (4.40%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.40%) Office 365 Consultant
7 4 (4.40%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (24.18%) JSON
2 8 (8.79%) REST
3 7 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (6.59%) .NET
5 5 (5.49%) Web Services
6 4 (4.40%) Node.js
6 4 (4.40%) Spring Boot
7 3 (3.30%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.30%) Kafka
7 3 (3.30%) LDAP
7 3 (3.30%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (3.30%) RESTful
8 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.20%) CSS
8 2 (2.20%) HTML
8 2 (2.20%) HTML5
8 2 (2.20%) Java EE
8 2 (2.20%) OAuth
8 2 (2.20%) SAML
8 2 (2.20%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.99%) Public Cloud
3 7 (7.69%) Reinsurance
4 6 (6.59%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (5.49%) User Experience
5 5 (5.49%) Virtual Team
6 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.40%) Cloud Native
6 4 (4.40%) Hedge funds
6 4 (4.40%) PKI
7 3 (3.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.20%) Fintech
8 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.20%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (1.10%) BYOD
9 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.67%) Windows
2 15 (16.48%) Linux
3 10 (10.99%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.59%) Windows 10
5 4 (4.40%) Unix
6 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.20%) Android
7 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.20%) CentOS
7 2 (2.20%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.20%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.10%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (48.35%) DevOps
2 30 (32.97%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (24.18%) Scrum
4 15 (16.48%) Analytics
4 15 (16.48%) Migration
5 14 (15.38%) Kanban
6 13 (14.29%) SDLC
7 11 (12.09%) TDD
7 11 (12.09%) Waterfall
8 10 (10.99%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (10.99%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (10.99%) Project Management
9 9 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (9.89%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (9.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (9.89%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (8.79%) ITIL
10 8 (8.79%) MVC
10 8 (8.79%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.47%) PowerShell
2 16 (17.58%) Python
2 16 (17.58%) SQL
3 14 (15.38%) Ruby
4 11 (12.09%) Java
5 7 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 7 (7.69%) Go
6 3 (3.30%) C#
6 3 (3.30%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.20%) C++
7 2 (2.20%) Java 8
7 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.20%) Perl
7 2 (2.20%) Scala
8 1 (1.10%) ES6
8 1 (1.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (4.40%) CISSP
1 4 (4.40%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.40%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.30%) CCNA
2 3 (3.30%) Degree
2 3 (3.30%) MCSE
2 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.30%) TOGAF Certification
3 2 (2.20%) CEH
3 2 (2.20%) CISA
3 2 (2.20%) CISM
3 2 (2.20%) ISEB
3 2 (2.20%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (2.20%) SANS
4 1 (1.10%) CCIE
4 1 (1.10%) MCSD
4 1 (1.10%) MCTS
4 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) FedRAMP
1 3 (3.30%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.20%) QA
3 1 (1.10%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (29.67%) Active Directory
2 15 (16.48%) Docker
3 7 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.20%) vSphere
7 1 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.10%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.10%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.10%) XenApp
7 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (10.99%) Kubernetes
2 8 (8.79%) SCCM
3 6 (6.59%) Ansible
3 6 (6.59%) Terraform
4 5 (5.49%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (5.49%) Puppet
4 5 (5.49%) SCOM
5 4 (4.40%) Consul
5 4 (4.40%) Nagios
5 4 (4.40%) Packer
6 3 (3.30%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (2.20%) CSIRT
7 2 (2.20%) Fluentd
7 2 (2.20%) Kibana
7 2 (2.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (2.20%) Prometheus
7 2 (2.20%) Salt
8 1 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 39 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.89%) Cisco
2 9 (9.89%) VMware
3 8 (8.79%) Oracle
4 7 (7.69%) New Relic
5 6 (6.59%) Google
6 5 (5.49%) Progress
6 5 (5.49%) Rollbar
7 4 (4.40%) Splunk
8 3 (3.30%) AppDynamics
8 3 (3.30%) Citrix
8 3 (3.30%) Forcepoint
8 3 (3.30%) Juniper
9 2 (2.20%) BT
9 2 (2.20%) IBM
9 2 (2.20%) Ivanti
9 2 (2.20%) Micro Focus
9 2 (2.20%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.20%) SaltStack
9 2 (2.20%) SAP