Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 July 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)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 262 302 301
Rank change year-on-year +40 -1 +217
Contract jobs citing IaaS 960 721 838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.02% 0.82% 0.82%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.79% 5.79% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 503 626
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £375 £355 £375
90th Percentile £651 £661 £645
UK median daily rate £510 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 2
England median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £32.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +55.64% -8.21%
10th Percentile £52.50 £42.50 £19.91
90th Percentile £57.50 £63.75 £45.24
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £32.13
% change year-on-year +10.00% +55.64% -8.21%

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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 20,037 12,460 9,974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.19% 14.24% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,788 8,527 7,011
England median daily rate £480 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +2.22% +9.09%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £293
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 185 145
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -17.39%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.83 £11.56
90th Percentile £73.75 £63.75 £46.95
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing IaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in England

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IaaS in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for IaaS in England

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in England over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in England

IaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IaaS in England

IaaS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the England region over the 6 months to 17 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +27 485 £550 +2.33% 109
South East +3 196 £475 - 58
Midlands +35 114 £475 - 20
North of England +46 112 £450 -5.26% 30
West Midlands +30 88 £475 -5.00% 16
Yorkshire +15 51 £450 -7.69% 16
North West +9 49 £475 - 14
South West -17 27 £513 +28.13% 5
East Midlands -3 25 £450 +5.82% 4
East of England -18 21 £488 -5.34% 14
North East +4 12 £390 -17.89%
South Coast - 1 £500 -
IaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 England region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 674 (70.21%) PaaS
2 576 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 367 (38.23%) SaaS
4 340 (35.42%) Amazon AWS
5 336 (35.00%) Microsoft
6 324 (33.75%) DevOps
7 301 (31.35%) Agile Software Development
8 269 (28.02%) Windows
9 249 (25.94%) Linux
10 168 (17.50%) PowerShell
11 164 (17.08%) Finance
12 156 (16.25%) Jenkins
13 141 (14.69%) Docker
14 138 (14.38%) VMware
14 138 (14.38%) SQL
15 135 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
16 132 (13.75%) Active Directory
17 130 (13.54%) Ansible
18 128 (13.33%) Git (software)
18 128 (13.33%) Python
19 119 (12.40%) Puppet
20 117 (12.19%) SQL Server
21 114 (11.88%) Migration
22 112 (11.67%) Java
23 108 (11.25%) Firewall
23 108 (11.25%) Windows Server
24 106 (11.04%) Opscode Chef
25 104 (10.83%) Configuration Management
26 93 (9.69%) Office 365
27 90 (9.38%) ITIL

IaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 50 (5.21%) OpenStack
2 26 (2.71%) Cloud Foundry
2 26 (2.71%) IIS
2 26 (2.71%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.29%) Confluence
4 21 (2.19%) MS Exchange
5 19 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (1.77%) Skype for Business
7 15 (1.56%) Apache
8 14 (1.46%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.15%) CMS
10 9 (0.94%) Mule
10 9 (0.94%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.83%) Apache Spark
11 8 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.52%) Drupal
14 5 (0.52%) nginx
15 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.31%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.21%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.10%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.10%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.10%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 674 (70.21%) PaaS
2 576 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 367 (38.23%) SaaS
4 340 (35.42%) Amazon AWS
5 93 (9.69%) Office 365
6 54 (5.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 48 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
8 28 (2.92%) GitHub
9 27 (2.81%) OpenShift
10 25 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
11 23 (2.40%) Google Cloud Platform
12 21 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
12 21 (2.19%) Serverless
13 17 (1.77%) Amazon S3
13 17 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 16 (1.67%) IBM Cloud
15 13 (1.35%) npm
16 12 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 12 (1.25%) OneDrive
17 11 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 108 (11.25%) Firewall
2 87 (9.06%) DNS
3 55 (5.73%) Network Security
4 54 (5.63%) VPN
5 43 (4.48%) SAN
6 41 (4.27%) DHCP
7 34 (3.54%) LAN
7 34 (3.54%) WAN
8 21 (2.19%) NetScaler
9 20 (2.08%) MPLS
10 19 (1.98%) NAS
10 19 (1.98%) TCP/IP
11 17 (1.77%) Internet
11 17 (1.77%) Skype
12 14 (1.46%) HTTP
13 12 (1.25%) VSAN
14 11 (1.15%) Cisco Firepower
14 11 (1.15%) WLAN
15 10 (1.04%) Software-Defined Networking
15 10 (1.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (12.19%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.54%) MongoDB
3 28 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (2.50%) MySQL
5 22 (2.29%) Azure SQL Database
6 21 (2.19%) Redis
7 20 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
8 19 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (1.77%) NoSQL
9 17 (1.77%) Power BI
10 15 (1.56%) Big Data
11 13 (1.35%) Hadoop
11 13 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (1.25%) NuoDB
12 12 (1.25%) Relational Database
13 10 (1.04%) MariaDB
13 10 (1.04%) Oracle Database
13 10 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
13 10 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (0.94%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 156 (16.25%) Jenkins
2 128 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 58 (6.04%) Visual Studio Team System
4 40 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 38 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 31 (3.23%) JIRA
7 28 (2.92%) TeamCity
8 24 (2.50%) Selenium
9 22 (2.29%) Bitbucket
10 20 (2.08%) Maven
11 18 (1.88%) Artifactory
12 15 (1.56%) Subversion
13 14 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
14 13 (1.35%) gulp
15 12 (1.25%) SonarQube
16 11 (1.15%) Grunt
17 10 (1.04%) Cucumber
17 10 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
18 9 (0.94%) Psake
18 9 (0.94%) webpack
General
1 164 (17.08%) Finance
2 53 (5.52%) Banking
3 34 (3.54%) Retail
4 14 (1.46%) Legal
5 10 (1.04%) Law
5 10 (1.04%) Telecoms
6 9 (0.94%) Billing
7 6 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.52%) Marketing
9 3 (0.31%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.31%) Front Office
9 3 (0.31%) Games
9 3 (0.31%) German Language
9 3 (0.31%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.21%) Advertising
10 2 (0.21%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.21%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.10%) International Banking
11 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 281 (29.27%) Architect
2 136 (14.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 108 (11.25%) Developer
4 107 (11.15%) Cloud Architect
5 104 (10.83%) Azure Engineer
6 88 (9.17%) Azure Architect
7 74 (7.71%) Solutions Architect
8 69 (7.19%) Cloud Engineer
8 69 (7.19%) Consultant
9 59 (6.15%) Security Architect
10 54 (5.63%) Azure DevOps
11 46 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 42 (4.38%) Infrastructure Architect
13 40 (4.17%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 37 (3.85%) AWS Architect
14 37 (3.85%) Azure Consultant
15 34 (3.54%) Project Manager
16 33 (3.44%) Technical Architect
17 29 (3.02%) AWS Engineer
18 27 (2.81%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (8.54%) .NET
2 77 (8.02%) JSON
3 75 (7.81%) Web Services
4 47 (4.90%) HTML
4 47 (4.90%) Middleware
5 39 (4.06%) REST
6 37 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 34 (3.54%) CSS
8 22 (2.29%) React
9 21 (2.19%) HTML5
10 20 (2.08%) Spring
11 19 (1.98%) SOAP
12 18 (1.88%) .NET Framework
12 18 (1.88%) LDAP
12 18 (1.88%) RESTful
13 17 (1.77%) Elastic Stack
13 17 (1.77%) Ruby on Rails
13 17 (1.77%) XML
14 15 (1.56%) Node.js
14 15 (1.56%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 80 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 78 (8.13%) Public Cloud
3 53 (5.52%) Hybrid Cloud
4 50 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (3.44%) Management Information System
6 31 (3.23%) User Experience
7 30 (3.13%) Private Cloud
8 25 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
9 24 (2.50%) Clustering
10 17 (1.77%) Computer Science
11 16 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
11 16 (1.67%) Reinsurance
12 15 (1.56%) Cloud Native
13 14 (1.46%) Fintech
14 12 (1.25%) Mobile App
14 12 (1.25%) PKI
14 12 (1.25%) Virtual Team
15 11 (1.15%) Enterprise Cloud
15 11 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 269 (28.02%) Windows
2 249 (25.94%) Linux
3 108 (11.25%) Windows Server
4 53 (5.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (5.31%) Unix
6 48 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (3.75%) Windows 10
8 21 (2.19%) Apple iOS
9 20 (2.08%) Android
9 20 (2.08%) VMS
10 19 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (1.35%) Windows XP
12 10 (1.04%) AIX
13 8 (0.83%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.63%) Solaris
15 5 (0.52%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.31%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (33.75%) DevOps
2 301 (31.35%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
4 114 (11.88%) Migration
5 104 (10.83%) Configuration Management
6 90 (9.38%) ITIL
7 78 (8.13%) Continuous Delivery
8 75 (7.81%) Microservices
8 75 (7.81%) Scrum
9 71 (7.40%) Open Source
10 70 (7.29%) Project Management
11 65 (6.77%) Service Management
12 61 (6.35%) Change Management
13 60 (6.25%) Analytics
14 56 (5.83%) Cybersecurity
15 55 (5.73%) SDLC
15 55 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
16 54 (5.63%) TOGAF
17 52 (5.42%) IT Strategy
18 51 (5.31%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 168 (17.50%) PowerShell
2 138 (14.38%) SQL
3 128 (13.33%) Python
4 112 (11.67%) Java
5 78 (8.13%) Ruby
6 63 (6.56%) C#
7 58 (6.04%) JavaScript
8 49 (5.10%) Perl
9 48 (5.00%) Bash Shell
10 24 (2.50%) Go
11 20 (2.08%) C
11 20 (2.08%) PHP
12 18 (1.88%) T-SQL
13 16 (1.67%) TypeScript
14 10 (1.04%) C++
15 9 (0.94%) ES6
16 7 (0.73%) SystemTap
17 6 (0.63%) Groovy
17 6 (0.63%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 60 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 49 (5.10%) CISSP
4 47 (4.90%) Degree
5 39 (4.06%) CISM
6 33 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (3.33%) CISA
8 28 (2.92%) CCNP
9 23 (2.40%) TOGAF Certification
10 14 (1.46%) CCIE
11 10 (1.04%) CCDP
11 10 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (0.94%) Chartered Engineer
12 9 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (0.83%) CEH
14 7 (0.73%) ISEB
14 7 (0.73%) ISEB Practitioner
14 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (0.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 5 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.08%) QA
2 17 (1.77%) GDPR
3 15 (1.56%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.46%) GCP
4 14 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.94%) SLA
6 7 (0.73%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.63%) HIPAA
7 6 (0.63%) NIST 800
7 6 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.31%) GxP
10 2 (0.21%) BS25999
10 2 (0.21%) COBIT
10 2 (0.21%) HAZOP
10 2 (0.21%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.10%) PMO
11 1 (0.10%) PSD2
11 1 (0.10%) TARGET2
System Software
1 141 (14.69%) Docker
2 132 (13.75%) Active Directory
3 76 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 60 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 29 (3.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 29 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (2.60%) XenApp
8 24 (2.50%) vSphere
9 16 (1.67%) XenDesktop
10 13 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
10 13 (1.35%) VMware NSX
11 12 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
12 10 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 6 (0.63%) XenServer
15 5 (0.52%) NFS
16 4 (0.42%) HDFS
16 4 (0.42%) KVM
16 4 (0.42%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 130 (13.54%) Ansible
2 119 (12.40%) Puppet
3 106 (11.04%) Opscode Chef
4 66 (6.88%) Terraform
5 61 (6.35%) Kubernetes
6 36 (3.75%) Salt
6 36 (3.75%) SCCM
7 29 (3.02%) WSUS
8 19 (1.98%) SCOM
9 13 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
10 12 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
10 12 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (1.04%) Data Guard
11 10 (1.04%) vCenter Server
12 8 (0.83%) CFEngine
12 8 (0.83%) Nagios
13 7 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (0.73%) Packer
13 7 (0.73%) SELinux
14 6 (0.63%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 336 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 138 (14.38%) VMware
3 69 (7.19%) Oracle
4 54 (5.63%) Red Hat
5 52 (5.42%) Cisco
6 45 (4.69%) Citrix
7 40 (4.17%) IBM
8 35 (3.65%) Google
9 29 (3.02%) SaltStack
10 27 (2.81%) ServiceNow
11 19 (1.98%) F5
11 19 (1.98%) HP
12 17 (1.77%) McAfee
12 17 (1.77%) SAP
13 15 (1.56%) Dell
14 14 (1.46%) Ivanti
14 14 (1.46%) Splunk
15 13 (1.35%) Informatica
15 13 (1.35%) New Relic
16 12 (1.25%) Progress