Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 276 248 501
Rank change year-on-year -28 +253 +50
Contract jobs citing IaaS 867 1008 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.92% 1.04% 0.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.56% 8.66% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 713 293
England median daily rate £501 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 -
% change year-on-year +1.45% - -

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 15589 11634 7087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.58% 12.04% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10896 8029 4814
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £605 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 168 113
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -12.20% +20.22%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.18 £10.60
90th Percentile £59.63 £56.79 £39.00
UK median hourly rate £19.31 £18.55 £21.57
% change year-on-year +4.14% -14.02% +19.83%

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 20 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 November 2017. 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 -17 431 £535 +1.90% 44
South East +15 235 £500 - 20
Midlands -5 80 £450 -10.00% 16
North of England -66 58 £475 +5.56% 25
West Midlands +5 56 £425 +3.03% 11
Yorkshire +14 37 £488 -7.14% 5
East of England -15 36 £500 -16.67% 6
South West +13 28 £438 -25.53% 9
East Midlands +1 24 £500 -37.50% 5
North West -48 14 £488 +21.88% 17
North East -22 7 £475 - 3
IaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 England region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 583 (67.24%) PaaS
2 468 (53.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 333 (38.41%) Amazon AWS
4 316 (36.45%) DevOps
5 287 (33.10%) Microsoft
6 284 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
7 282 (32.53%) SaaS
8 226 (26.07%) Linux
9 220 (25.37%) Windows
10 182 (20.99%) VMware
11 152 (17.53%) PowerShell
12 140 (16.15%) Jenkins
13 139 (16.03%) Finance
14 136 (15.69%) Migration
14 136 (15.69%) Ansible
15 124 (14.30%) Configuration Management
16 123 (14.19%) Windows Server
17 121 (13.96%) Firewall
18 117 (13.49%) Python
18 117 (13.49%) Active Directory
19 115 (13.26%) Java
20 112 (12.92%) SQL
20 112 (12.92%) VMware Infrastructure
21 111 (12.80%) Git (software)
22 108 (12.46%) Docker
23 106 (12.23%) Opscode Chef
24 105 (12.11%) Web Services
25 102 (11.76%) Puppet
26 99 (11.42%) Continuous Integration
27 95 (10.96%) Public Cloud

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 82 (9.46%) OpenStack
2 46 (5.31%) Skype for Business
3 43 (4.96%) Confluence
4 31 (3.58%) IIS
5 27 (3.11%) SharePoint
6 22 (2.54%) WebLogic
7 20 (2.31%) Cloud Foundry
8 18 (2.08%) Apache
9 14 (1.61%) MS Exchange
10 13 (1.50%) Tomcat
10 13 (1.50%) WebSphere
11 11 (1.27%) JBoss
12 9 (1.04%) CMS
12 9 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (1.04%) Mule
13 8 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (0.69%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.69%) nginx
15 4 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.58%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 12 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.23%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.23%) Primavera
5 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.12%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 583 (67.24%) PaaS
2 468 (53.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 333 (38.41%) Amazon AWS
4 282 (32.53%) SaaS
5 64 (7.38%) Office 365
6 53 (6.11%) Cloud Computing
7 52 (6.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 37 (4.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 27 (3.11%) iPaaS
10 24 (2.77%) OpenShift
11 22 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
12 21 (2.42%) GitHub
12 21 (2.42%) Slack
13 19 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
14 18 (2.08%) SuccessFactors
14 18 (2.08%) Trello
15 14 (1.61%) npm
16 12 (1.38%) CloudBees
17 11 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
17 11 (1.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 121 (13.96%) Firewall
2 58 (6.69%) VPN
3 55 (6.34%) DNS
4 45 (5.19%) TCP/IP
5 44 (5.07%) Network Security
6 40 (4.61%) WAN
7 36 (4.15%) LAN
8 28 (3.23%) Skype
9 25 (2.88%) NetScaler
10 24 (2.77%) HTTP
10 24 (2.77%) SAN
11 23 (2.65%) Internet
12 22 (2.54%) SSL
13 16 (1.85%) DHCP
14 13 (1.50%) VLAN
15 8 (0.92%) Cisco ISE
16 7 (0.81%) MPLS
16 7 (0.81%) NAS
16 7 (0.81%) Software-Defined Networking
16 7 (0.81%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.15%) NoSQL
3 34 (3.92%) Big Data
4 28 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
5 26 (3.00%) MySQL
6 25 (2.88%) Relational Database
7 24 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (2.65%) RDBMS
9 22 (2.54%) MongoDB
10 19 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (2.19%) Hadoop
11 14 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (1.50%) Oracle Database
12 13 (1.50%) Redis
13 11 (1.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 10 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
15 7 (0.81%) NuoDB
15 7 (0.81%) OLAP
15 7 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 140 (16.15%) Jenkins
2 111 (12.80%) Git (software)
3 53 (6.11%) JIRA
4 44 (5.07%) Maven
5 27 (3.11%) Selenium
6 25 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 21 (2.42%) Bitbucket
9 19 (2.19%) Artifactory
9 19 (2.19%) webpack
10 18 (2.08%) git-flow
11 17 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
12 16 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
13 15 (1.73%) GitLab
13 15 (1.73%) Grunt
13 15 (1.73%) TeamCity
14 14 (1.61%) gulp
14 14 (1.61%) SonarQube
15 13 (1.50%) Visual Studio
16 9 (1.04%) Vagrant
General
1 139 (16.03%) Finance
2 52 (6.00%) Banking
3 38 (4.38%) Telecoms
4 32 (3.69%) Retail
5 30 (3.46%) Marketing
6 26 (3.00%) Billing
7 23 (2.65%) Legal
8 13 (1.50%) Advertising
9 11 (1.27%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.92%) Electronics
10 8 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.81%) Law
12 6 (0.69%) Back Office
13 4 (0.46%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.35%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.35%) Military
14 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.35%) Publishing
14 3 (0.35%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 272 (31.37%) Architect
2 105 (12.11%) Cloud Architect
3 103 (11.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 95 (10.96%) Consultant
5 86 (9.92%) Solutions Architect
6 80 (9.23%) Azure Engineer
7 77 (8.88%) Cloud Engineer
8 70 (8.07%) Azure Architect
9 59 (6.81%) Azure Consultant
10 56 (6.46%) Developer
11 55 (6.34%) AWS Engineer
12 42 (4.84%) AWS DevOps
13 39 (4.50%) AWS Architect
14 37 (4.27%) Azure DevOps
15 35 (4.04%) Project Manager
16 34 (3.92%) Technical Architect
17 33 (3.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 31 (3.58%) Infrastructure Architect
18 31 (3.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 25 (2.88%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (12.11%) Web Services
2 74 (8.54%) JSON
3 60 (6.92%) .NET
4 53 (6.11%) REST
5 48 (5.54%) Middleware
6 42 (4.84%) HTML
7 37 (4.27%) SOAP
8 33 (3.81%) CSS
8 33 (3.81%) XML
9 32 (3.69%) AngularJS
10 29 (3.34%) RESTful
10 29 (3.34%) Spring
11 28 (3.23%) Java EE
12 27 (3.11%) HTML5
13 23 (2.65%) ASP.NET
14 22 (2.54%) React
15 21 (2.42%) Elastic Stack
16 20 (2.31%) .NET Framework
17 18 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
18 17 (1.96%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 95 (10.96%) Public Cloud
2 84 (9.69%) Data Centre
3 61 (7.04%) Hybrid Cloud
4 48 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (4.96%) Virtual Team
6 32 (3.69%) Management Information System
7 31 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (3.34%) PKI
9 26 (3.00%) Private Cloud
10 23 (2.65%) Cloud Native
10 23 (2.65%) Enterprise Cloud
11 19 (2.19%) Computer Science
11 19 (2.19%) User Experience
12 15 (1.73%) Mobile App
13 12 (1.38%) EMC VNX
14 8 (0.92%) FMCG
14 8 (0.92%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.81%) Derivative
15 7 (0.81%) Equity Derivative
15 7 (0.81%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 226 (26.07%) Linux
2 220 (25.37%) Windows
3 123 (14.19%) Windows Server
4 48 (5.54%) Unix
5 37 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (3.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (2.31%) AIX
7 20 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (2.08%) Solaris
9 13 (1.50%) VMS
10 11 (1.27%) CentOS
11 9 (1.04%) Android
11 9 (1.04%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.04%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.92%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.81%) HPUX
14 6 (0.69%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.23%) Debian
17 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (36.45%) DevOps
2 284 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (15.69%) Migration
4 124 (14.30%) Configuration Management
5 99 (11.42%) Continuous Integration
6 92 (10.61%) TOGAF
7 91 (10.50%) Scrum
8 68 (7.84%) Continuous Delivery
8 68 (7.84%) Open Source
9 65 (7.50%) SDLC
9 65 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 63 (7.27%) SOA
11 61 (7.04%) Test Automation
12 60 (6.92%) Enterprise Architecture
13 49 (5.65%) Kanban
14 48 (5.54%) TDD
15 47 (5.42%) OO
15 47 (5.42%) Release Management
15 47 (5.42%) UML
16 45 (5.19%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 152 (17.53%) PowerShell
2 117 (13.49%) Python
3 115 (13.26%) Java
4 112 (12.92%) SQL
5 62 (7.15%) C#
6 56 (6.46%) JavaScript
7 43 (4.96%) Ruby
8 38 (4.38%) Bash Shell
9 25 (2.88%) Groovy
10 22 (2.54%) Perl
11 21 (2.42%) Go
12 18 (2.08%) ES6
12 18 (2.08%) TypeScript
13 15 (1.73%) T-SQL
14 14 (1.61%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.27%) PHP
16 9 (1.04%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 8 (0.92%) C++
18 7 (0.81%) Bourne shell
18 7 (0.81%) XPath
Qualifications
1 89 (10.27%) Security Cleared
2 72 (8.30%) SC Cleared
3 33 (3.81%) Degree
4 28 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (2.31%) CISSP
6 19 (2.19%) MCSE
7 17 (1.96%) AWS Certification
8 15 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.27%) CISM
10 10 (1.15%) SANS
11 7 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (0.81%) MCSA
11 7 (0.81%) MySQL Certification
11 7 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (0.69%) CEH
12 6 (0.69%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.69%) MCP
12 6 (0.69%) MCSD
13 5 (0.58%) CCDP
13 5 (0.58%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.54%) QA
2 16 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.15%) GDPR
3 10 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.92%) GCP
4 8 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.69%) HIPAA
5 6 (0.69%) SLA
6 4 (0.46%) COBIT
6 4 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.46%) PA-DSS
6 4 (0.46%) PMO
6 4 (0.46%) SAS 70
7 3 (0.35%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (0.35%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.23%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.23%) RMADS
9 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 117 (13.49%) Active Directory
2 112 (12.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (12.46%) Docker
4 64 (7.38%) Hyper-V
5 45 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (2.19%) XenServer
7 17 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
8 16 (1.85%) XenDesktop
9 14 (1.61%) XenApp
10 11 (1.27%) vCloud
11 10 (1.15%) vSphere
12 9 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.58%) NFS
13 5 (0.58%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.46%) HDFS
14 4 (0.46%) KVM
15 3 (0.35%) Apache Flume
15 3 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 136 (15.69%) Ansible
2 106 (12.23%) Opscode Chef
3 102 (11.76%) Puppet
4 41 (4.73%) Kubernetes
5 31 (3.58%) Terraform
6 23 (2.65%) SCOM
7 22 (2.54%) Nagios
8 18 (2.08%) SCCM
9 17 (1.96%) Rancher
10 16 (1.85%) Salt
11 15 (1.73%) ZABBIX
12 9 (1.04%) Kibana
12 9 (1.04%) logstash
12 9 (1.04%) Prometheus
13 8 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
14 6 (0.69%) vCenter Server
14 6 (0.69%) vMotion
15 5 (0.58%) Graphite
15 5 (0.58%) Packer
Vendors
1 287 (33.10%) Microsoft
2 182 (20.99%) VMware
3 77 (8.88%) Oracle
4 49 (5.65%) Citrix
5 42 (4.84%) SAP
6 41 (4.73%) Cisco
6 41 (4.73%) Red Hat
7 40 (4.61%) Google
8 28 (3.23%) IBM
9 27 (3.11%) ServiceNow
10 21 (2.42%) EMC
11 19 (2.19%) Dell
12 18 (2.08%) Workday
13 15 (1.73%) CheckPoint
13 15 (1.73%) HP
13 15 (1.73%) Rackspace
13 15 (1.73%) Splunk
14 12 (1.38%) Symantec
15 11 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
16 10 (1.15%) CA