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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 281 326 442
Rank change year-on-year +45 +116  
Contract jobs citing IaaS 333 338 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.79% 0.68% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.09% 8.23% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 234 116
Median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £629 £625 £666
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £525
% change year-on-year +5.55% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £17.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +194.11% -51.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year +194.11% -  

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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 5471 4107 2560
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.03% 8.22% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3832 2875 1667
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 74 91
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.80 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.60 £47.50 £36.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.92% -13.35%  

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 30 March 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
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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +78 180 £525 -4.54% 34
South East -15 84 £475 +5.55% 18
East of England -15 17 £600 +41.17% 5
Yorkshire +26 14 £425 -37.03% 8
East Midlands +3 14 £400 -27.27% 2
South West +10 13 £388 -18.42% 8
North West +16 11 £488 +8.33% 6
West Midlands +15 7 £413 -17.50% 1
IaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 618 (68.44%) PaaS
2 371 (41.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 334 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
4 325 (35.99%) Windows
5 295 (32.67%) Microsoft
6 290 (32.12%) Linux
7 271 (30.01%) DevOps
8 253 (28.02%) SaaS
9 237 (26.25%) Amazon AWS
10 234 (25.91%) ITIL
11 200 (22.15%) VMware
12 167 (18.49%) Service Management
13 145 (16.06%) Open Source
14 144 (15.95%) Security Cleared
15 141 (15.61%) SQL Server
16 130 (14.40%) Oracle
17 128 (14.17%) SC Cleared
18 127 (14.06%) Scrum
19 125 (13.84%) SQL
20 118 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
21 114 (12.62%) Git (software)
22 111 (12.29%) Java
22 111 (12.29%) Finance
23 109 (12.07%) Configuration Management
24 106 (11.74%) Python
25 105 (11.63%) Opscode Chef
26 103 (11.41%) Active Directory
27 102 (11.30%) Migration
27 102 (11.30%) Puppet
27 102 (11.30%) PowerShell

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 73 (8.08%) SharePoint
2 63 (6.98%) IIS
3 56 (6.20%) OpenStack
4 54 (5.98%) WebSphere
5 30 (3.32%) Apache
5 30 (3.32%) BizTalk Server
6 26 (2.88%) Cloud Foundry
6 26 (2.88%) Tomcat
7 23 (2.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 22 (2.44%) Confluence
8 22 (2.44%) MS Exchange
8 22 (2.44%) WebLogic
9 19 (2.10%) Apache Spark
10 18 (1.99%) Oracle Application Server
11 17 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
11 17 (1.88%) Skype for Business
12 16 (1.77%) nginx
13 14 (1.55%) JBoss
14 13 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 98 (10.85%) MS Excel
2 51 (5.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 25 (2.77%) MS Office
4 4 (0.44%) MS Project
4 4 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 55 (6.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (2.99%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (2.21%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (1.66%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.78%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 6 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
11 1 (0.11%) Magento
11 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.11%) Odoo
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 618 (68.44%) PaaS
2 371 (41.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 253 (28.02%) SaaS
4 237 (26.25%) Amazon AWS
5 73 (8.08%) Office 365
6 38 (4.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 29 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
9 19 (2.10%) OpenShift
10 17 (1.88%) GitHub
11 13 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (1.11%) CloudBees
13 9 (1.00%) Data Lake Analytics
14 8 (0.89%) Loggly
14 8 (0.89%) Sumo Logic
15 7 (0.78%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.78%) Oracle CX
16 6 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
16 6 (0.66%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 87 (9.63%) DNS
2 81 (8.97%) Firewall
3 60 (6.64%) WAN
4 55 (6.09%) LAN
5 31 (3.43%) HTTP
5 31 (3.43%) VPN
6 30 (3.32%) Network Security
7 28 (3.10%) SSL
8 27 (2.99%) DHCP
8 27 (2.99%) Internet
8 27 (2.99%) LDAP
9 25 (2.77%) TCP/IP
10 17 (1.88%) SAN
11 13 (1.44%) DMARC
11 13 (1.44%) DMZ
11 13 (1.44%) IPsec
11 13 (1.44%) MPLS
12 12 (1.33%) Skype
12 12 (1.33%) VLAN
13 11 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (15.61%) SQL Server
2 54 (5.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 44 (4.87%) Relational Database
4 43 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 42 (4.65%) MongoDB
6 35 (3.88%) Oracle Database
6 35 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 30 (3.32%) Hadoop
8 27 (2.99%) MySQL
9 26 (2.88%) Big Data
10 23 (2.55%) NoSQL
11 22 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
12 20 (2.21%) Azure SQL Database
12 20 (2.21%) Power BI
13 19 (2.10%) DB2
13 19 (2.10%) Oracle Database 12c
13 19 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
14 18 (1.99%) SQL Server 2016
15 17 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
16 16 (1.77%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 114 (12.62%) Git (software)
2 84 (9.30%) Jenkins
3 51 (5.65%) JIRA
4 44 (4.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (3.32%) Maven
6 15 (1.66%) SonarQube
6 15 (1.66%) Vagrant
6 15 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
7 14 (1.55%) Ant
7 14 (1.55%) Grunt
8 13 (1.44%) Selenium
9 11 (1.22%) Visual Studio
10 10 (1.11%) Subversion
11 9 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (1.00%) Travis CI
12 7 (0.78%) Gradle
12 7 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
13 5 (0.55%) webpack
General
1 111 (12.29%) Finance
2 23 (2.55%) Banking
2 23 (2.55%) Retail
3 22 (2.44%) Advertising
4 18 (1.99%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.66%) Marketing
6 14 (1.55%) Legal
7 12 (1.33%) Billing
8 10 (1.11%) Aerospace
9 8 (0.89%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.66%) Electronics
10 6 (0.66%) Law
10 6 (0.66%) Publishing
11 2 (0.22%) Back Office
11 2 (0.22%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.11%) Games
12 1 (0.11%) German Language
12 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 227 (25.14%) Architect
2 114 (12.62%) Developer
3 85 (9.41%) Cloud Architect
4 76 (8.42%) DevOps Engineer
5 64 (7.09%) Consultant
6 59 (6.53%) Azure Architect
7 57 (6.31%) Infrastructure Architect
8 43 (4.76%) Technical Architect
9 42 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
10 41 (4.54%) Azure Engineer
10 41 (4.54%) DBA
11 38 (4.21%) Analyst
11 38 (4.21%) Cloud Engineer
11 38 (4.21%) Operations Engineer
12 35 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 33 (3.65%) AWS Architect
14 29 (3.21%) Oracle DBA
15 28 (3.10%) Azure Consultant
16 27 (2.99%) Java Developer
17 26 (2.88%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (10.85%) Web Services
2 85 (9.41%) .NET
3 49 (5.43%) JSON
3 49 (5.43%) SOAP
4 46 (5.09%) Node.js
5 43 (4.76%) REST
6 41 (4.54%) HTML
7 37 (4.10%) WCF
8 33 (3.65%) Middleware
9 32 (3.54%) RESTful
10 30 (3.32%) Spring
11 27 (2.99%) HTML5
11 27 (2.99%) XML
12 26 (2.88%) CSS
12 26 (2.88%) J2EE
13 20 (2.21%) AngularJS
13 20 (2.21%) jQuery
14 19 (2.10%) CSS3
15 15 (1.66%) ASP.NET
16 14 (1.55%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 86 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 80 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 36 (3.99%) CMDB
5 32 (3.54%) Public Cloud
6 24 (2.66%) Hybrid Cloud
7 18 (1.99%) Private Cloud
7 18 (1.99%) User Experience
8 17 (1.88%) Clustering
8 17 (1.88%) Replication
8 17 (1.88%) Tandem
9 13 (1.44%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.33%) PKI
10 12 (1.33%) Virtual Team
11 10 (1.11%) Cloud Native
12 8 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (0.78%) Computer Science
13 7 (0.78%) Taxonomies
14 6 (0.66%) FlexPod
15 5 (0.55%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 325 (35.99%) Windows
2 290 (32.12%) Linux
3 93 (10.30%) Unix
4 59 (6.53%) Windows Server
5 54 (5.98%) AIX
6 40 (4.43%) Windows 2000
6 40 (4.43%) Windows XP
7 37 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 32 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (1.99%) CoreOS
10 17 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (1.66%) Ubuntu
12 14 (1.55%) Windows 10
13 12 (1.33%) CentOS
14 11 (1.22%) Windows 7
15 10 (1.11%) Solaris
16 8 (0.89%) Fedora
16 8 (0.89%) MVS
16 8 (0.89%) VMS
17 6 (0.66%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (30.01%) DevOps
3 234 (25.91%) ITIL
4 167 (18.49%) Service Management
5 145 (16.06%) Open Source
6 127 (14.06%) Scrum
7 118 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
8 109 (12.07%) Configuration Management
9 102 (11.30%) Migration
10 91 (10.08%) Change Management
11 86 (9.52%) Data Management
11 86 (9.52%) High Availability
12 81 (8.97%) PRINCE2
12 81 (8.97%) TDD
13 68 (7.53%) CRM
14 66 (7.31%) Continuous Delivery
15 64 (7.09%) Problem Management
16 58 (6.42%) E-Commerce
17 56 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
17 56 (6.20%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 125 (13.84%) SQL
2 111 (12.29%) Java
3 106 (11.74%) Python
4 102 (11.30%) PowerShell
5 75 (8.31%) C#
6 68 (7.53%) JavaScript
7 60 (6.64%) Ruby
8 43 (4.76%) Bash Shell
9 38 (4.21%) Perl
10 23 (2.55%) C
11 20 (2.21%) Go
12 17 (1.88%) T-SQL
13 15 (1.66%) PHP
14 8 (0.89%) CoffeeScript
15 7 (0.78%) C++
15 7 (0.78%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.78%) TypeScript
15 7 (0.78%) VB
16 5 (0.55%) ES6
16 5 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 144 (15.95%) Security Cleared
2 128 (14.17%) SC Cleared
3 31 (3.43%) Degree
4 25 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.99%) MCSE
6 14 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (1.33%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.00%) AWS Certification
9 8 (0.89%) CISSP
10 7 (0.78%) CCNA
11 6 (0.66%) PMP
12 5 (0.55%) CISM
12 5 (0.55%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.44%) CISA
13 4 (0.44%) EMC Certification
13 4 (0.44%) ISEB
13 4 (0.44%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.87%) SLA
2 19 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (1.44%) QA
5 10 (1.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.33%) PMO
7 2 (0.22%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.11%) BS7799
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.11%) GCP
8 1 (0.11%) ISO19770
8 1 (0.11%) RMADS
8 1 (0.11%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 103 (11.41%) Active Directory
2 92 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (8.53%) Docker
4 40 (4.43%) Virtual Machines
5 35 (3.88%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.44%) vCloud
7 12 (1.33%) KVM
8 11 (1.22%) HDFS
9 7 (0.78%) XenApp
10 6 (0.66%) vSphere
11 5 (0.55%) NFS
11 5 (0.55%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.44%) UAG
12 4 (0.44%) Xen
13 3 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.33%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.33%) Oracle Clusterware
14 2 (0.22%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.22%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 105 (11.63%) Opscode Chef
2 102 (11.30%) Puppet
3 67 (7.42%) Ansible
4 39 (4.32%) SCCM
5 38 (4.21%) SCOM
6 21 (2.33%) Nagios
7 20 (2.21%) Kubernetes
8 17 (1.88%) Terraform
9 15 (1.66%) Salt
9 15 (1.66%) ZABBIX
10 13 (1.44%) SCOrch
11 10 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (1.11%) SCVMM
12 9 (1.00%) AirWatch
13 8 (0.89%) Consul
14 7 (0.78%) vRealize
15 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 5 (0.55%) CA Spectrum
16 5 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 295 (32.67%) Microsoft
2 200 (22.15%) VMware
3 130 (14.40%) Oracle
4 48 (5.32%) Cisco
5 45 (4.98%) CA
6 40 (4.43%) Red Hat
7 30 (3.32%) Google
8 28 (3.10%) Citrix
9 24 (2.66%) SaltStack
9 24 (2.66%) Splunk
10 23 (2.55%) CheckPoint
11 18 (1.99%) HP
12 17 (1.88%) Tableau
13 16 (1.77%) New Relic
14 15 (1.66%) BMC
15 14 (1.55%) Dell
15 14 (1.55%) IBM
16 12 (1.33%) Rackspace
16 12 (1.33%) Symantec
17 10 (1.11%) Remedy
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £430.00 - £454.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £225 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £620 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Eames Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago