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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 278 258 431
Rank change year-on-year -20 +173  
Contract jobs citing IaaS 355 461 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.83% 0.93% 0.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.93% 9.29% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 347 136
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £396 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 5985 4961 3217
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.92% 10.04% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4079 3524 2113
Median daily rate £475 £470 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +13.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 64 67
Median hourly rate £29.00 £18.44 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.24% -47.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £26.75
% change year-on-year +79.64% -39.65%  

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 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 -14 166 £537 -2.36% 30
South East -10 64 £460 -1.07% 21
South West +11 33 £400 -20.00% 4
East of England -1 29 £544 +31.81% 4
West Midlands +4 21 £550 +20.54% 10
East Midlands 0 16 £425 -26.08% 6
North West -2 16 £488 +12.06% 6
Yorkshire +3 10 £475 -2.56% 4
North East +50 1 £475 -5.00%
IaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 454 (64.21%) PaaS
2 343 (48.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 249 (35.22%) Microsoft
4 238 (33.66%) DevOps
5 237 (33.52%) Amazon AWS
6 234 (33.10%) Agile Software Development
7 213 (30.13%) Windows
8 202 (28.57%) Linux
9 179 (25.32%) SaaS
10 135 (19.09%) Opscode Chef
11 132 (18.67%) Java
12 120 (16.97%) VMware
13 118 (16.69%) Finance
13 118 (16.69%) Migration
14 117 (16.55%) Continuous Integration
15 106 (14.99%) Git (software)
16 105 (14.85%) Security Cleared
16 105 (14.85%) Puppet
17 103 (14.57%) Configuration Management
17 103 (14.57%) Active Directory
18 101 (14.29%) SQL
18 101 (14.29%) PowerShell
19 100 (14.14%) SQL Server
20 99 (14.00%) Python
21 89 (12.59%) SC Cleared
21 89 (12.59%) Data Centre
22 85 (12.02%) Web Services
22 85 (12.02%) Scrum
22 85 (12.02%) Firewall
23 84 (11.88%) Ansible

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 64 (9.05%) SharePoint
2 60 (8.49%) OpenStack
3 52 (7.36%) IIS
4 32 (4.53%) Skype for Business
5 29 (4.10%) Cloud Foundry
6 28 (3.96%) BizTalk Server
7 19 (2.69%) Tomcat
8 18 (2.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (2.12%) MS Exchange
10 13 (1.84%) WebLogic
11 12 (1.70%) Apache
12 11 (1.56%) Confluence
12 11 (1.56%) WebSphere
13 10 (1.41%) Hubot
13 10 (1.41%) JBoss
13 10 (1.41%) nginx
13 10 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 43 (6.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (2.97%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.99%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 5 (0.71%) Oracle Retail
4 5 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.14%) Magento
7 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.14%) Odoo
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 454 (64.21%) PaaS
2 343 (48.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 237 (33.52%) Amazon AWS
4 179 (25.32%) SaaS
5 80 (11.32%) Office 365
6 45 (6.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 26 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (3.68%) OpenShift
8 21 (2.97%) AWS CloudFormation
8 21 (2.97%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (2.40%) GitHub
10 14 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (1.41%) Heroku
12 9 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (1.27%) IBM Cloud
13 7 (0.99%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.99%) Bluemix
13 7 (0.99%) Oracle CX
13 7 (0.99%) Oracle Service Cloud
14 6 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 85 (12.02%) Firewall
2 72 (10.18%) DNS
3 50 (7.07%) Network Security
4 45 (6.36%) WAN
5 39 (5.52%) LAN
6 38 (5.37%) TCP/IP
7 34 (4.81%) HTTP
7 34 (4.81%) VPN
8 28 (3.96%) SSL
9 27 (3.82%) Internet
10 24 (3.39%) IPsec
11 21 (2.97%) Skype
12 18 (2.55%) SAN
13 15 (2.12%) DHCP
14 13 (1.84%) DMZ
14 13 (1.84%) HTTPS
15 11 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (1.56%) Extranet
15 11 (1.56%) LDAP
16 9 (1.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (14.14%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (4.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (3.96%) Big Data
4 28 (3.96%) Relational Database
5 23 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (2.83%) Azure SQL Database
7 18 (2.55%) Hadoop
8 13 (1.84%) SQL Server 2016
9 12 (1.70%) NoSQL
10 11 (1.56%) Power BI
11 10 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (1.27%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (1.13%) Data Lake
14 7 (0.99%) MySQL
14 7 (0.99%) Oracle ODI
14 7 (0.99%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 106 (14.99%) Git (software)
2 80 (11.32%) Jenkins
3 38 (5.37%) Maven
4 35 (4.95%) JIRA
4 35 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (3.25%) Visual Studio Team System
6 15 (2.12%) Ant
6 15 (2.12%) Selenium
7 12 (1.70%) Bitbucket
7 12 (1.70%) GitLab
7 12 (1.70%) Gradle
7 12 (1.70%) Grunt
8 11 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (1.41%) Visual Studio
10 9 (1.27%) Vagrant
11 8 (1.13%) Subversion
11 8 (1.13%) Travis CI
11 8 (1.13%) webpack
12 5 (0.71%) Moq
12 5 (0.71%) SonarQube
General
1 118 (16.69%) Finance
2 23 (3.25%) Banking
2 23 (3.25%) Billing
2 23 (3.25%) Retail
3 20 (2.83%) Advertising
4 13 (1.84%) Legal
4 13 (1.84%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.70%) Law
5 12 (1.70%) Marketing
6 10 (1.41%) Local Government
7 8 (1.13%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.85%) Publishing
9 5 (0.71%) Electronics
10 4 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.42%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.42%) Military
12 2 (0.28%) French Language
12 2 (0.28%) Front Office
12 2 (0.28%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 186 (26.31%) Architect
2 78 (11.03%) Developer
3 75 (10.61%) Consultant
4 72 (10.18%) DevOps Engineer
5 69 (9.76%) Cloud Architect
6 58 (8.20%) Cloud Engineer
7 55 (7.78%) Azure Engineer
8 51 (7.21%) Azure Architect
9 44 (6.22%) Technical Architect
10 40 (5.66%) Infrastructure Architect
11 36 (5.09%) Azure Consultant
12 32 (4.53%) Security Engineer
13 30 (4.24%) AWS Engineer
13 30 (4.24%) Solutions Architect
14 27 (3.82%) Project Manager
15 24 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 23 (3.25%) AWS DevOps
17 22 (3.11%) AWS Architect
18 20 (2.83%) Dynamics AX Developer
18 20 (2.83%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (12.02%) Web Services
2 60 (8.49%) .NET
3 40 (5.66%) Middleware
4 39 (5.52%) SOAP
5 35 (4.95%) Spring
6 34 (4.81%) Node.js
7 33 (4.67%) JSON
7 33 (4.67%) WCF
8 31 (4.38%) REST
9 26 (3.68%) HTML
9 26 (3.68%) XML
10 22 (3.11%) RESTful
11 21 (2.97%) CSS
11 21 (2.97%) J2EE
12 17 (2.40%) Java EE
13 16 (2.26%) AngularJS
13 16 (2.26%) Spring Boot
14 15 (2.12%) HTML5
15 11 (1.56%) .NET Framework
15 11 (1.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 89 (12.59%) Data Centre
2 49 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.53%) Hybrid Cloud
4 27 (3.82%) Public Cloud
5 21 (2.97%) PKI
6 19 (2.69%) Private Cloud
7 16 (2.26%) Virtual Team
8 15 (2.12%) Management Information System
8 15 (2.12%) Replication
9 13 (1.84%) CMDB
10 12 (1.70%) Cloud Native
10 12 (1.70%) Clustering
11 10 (1.41%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.41%) User Experience
12 9 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (1.13%) Computer Science
14 6 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
14 6 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 213 (30.13%) Windows
2 202 (28.57%) Linux
3 64 (9.05%) Windows Server
4 38 (5.37%) Unix
5 27 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (3.54%) Windows 10
6 25 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (1.98%) VMS
9 12 (1.70%) CentOS
9 12 (1.70%) Ubuntu
10 11 (1.56%) CoreOS
11 9 (1.27%) Solaris
12 8 (1.13%) Fedora
13 6 (0.85%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.71%) AIX
15 4 (0.57%) HPUX
16 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.14%) Android
17 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (33.66%) DevOps
2 234 (33.10%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (16.69%) Migration
4 117 (16.55%) Continuous Integration
5 103 (14.57%) Configuration Management
6 85 (12.02%) Scrum
7 83 (11.74%) ITIL
8 63 (8.91%) TDD
9 60 (8.49%) Continuous Delivery
10 59 (8.35%) SOA
11 58 (8.20%) Open Source
12 53 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
12 53 (7.50%) Project Management
13 51 (7.21%) Service Management
14 46 (6.51%) CRM
15 42 (5.94%) ERP
15 42 (5.94%) TOGAF
16 41 (5.80%) E-Commerce
17 40 (5.66%) Enterprise Architecture
18 38 (5.37%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 132 (18.67%) Java
2 101 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 101 (14.29%) SQL
3 99 (14.00%) Python
4 59 (8.35%) Ruby
5 48 (6.79%) JavaScript
6 47 (6.65%) C#
7 38 (5.37%) Bash Shell
8 25 (3.54%) Perl
9 24 (3.39%) PHP
10 23 (3.25%) Go
11 13 (1.84%) C-shell
11 13 (1.84%) Korn
12 12 (1.70%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.56%) C
14 10 (1.41%) CoffeeScript
15 9 (1.27%) C++
15 9 (1.27%) TypeScript
16 8 (1.13%) ES6
17 6 (0.85%) F#
Qualifications
1 105 (14.85%) Security Cleared
2 89 (12.59%) SC Cleared
3 29 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (3.68%) CISSP
5 20 (2.83%) Degree
6 18 (2.55%) MCSE
7 15 (2.12%) CEH
8 14 (1.98%) GIAC
8 14 (1.98%) SANS
9 13 (1.84%) CREST Certified
10 12 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (1.56%) DV Cleared
12 8 (1.13%) MCSA
13 7 (0.99%) AWS Certification
13 7 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.99%) PMP
14 6 (0.85%) CISM
14 6 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.71%) CISA
15 5 (0.71%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (2.26%) QA
3 8 (1.13%) COBIT
3 8 (1.13%) GDPR
4 6 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 6 (0.85%) PMO
4 6 (0.85%) SLA
5 5 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.28%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.28%) RMADS
8 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.14%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) SAS 70
8 1 (0.14%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 103 (14.57%) Active Directory
2 72 (10.18%) Docker
3 49 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (5.37%) Hyper-V
5 36 (5.09%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.27%) vCloud
8 7 (0.99%) HDFS
8 7 (0.99%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.99%) XenServer
9 5 (0.71%) NFS
9 5 (0.71%) vSphere
10 4 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.57%) XenApp
11 3 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.42%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.42%) KVM
11 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.28%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 135 (19.09%) Opscode Chef
2 105 (14.85%) Puppet
3 84 (11.88%) Ansible
4 40 (5.66%) SCOM
5 35 (4.95%) SCCM
6 33 (4.67%) Kubernetes
7 19 (2.69%) Terraform
8 15 (2.12%) Microsoft Intune
9 12 (1.70%) Nagios
9 12 (1.70%) SCOrch
10 10 (1.41%) Consul
10 10 (1.41%) Salt
11 9 (1.27%) SCVMM
12 7 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 7 (0.99%) Packer
12 7 (0.99%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.85%) AirWatch
14 5 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
14 5 (0.71%) Prometheus
15 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 249 (35.22%) Microsoft
2 120 (16.97%) VMware
3 71 (10.04%) Oracle
4 36 (5.09%) Cisco
5 32 (4.53%) Red Hat
6 31 (4.38%) Citrix
7 26 (3.68%) Google
8 20 (2.83%) CA
9 19 (2.69%) ServiceNow
10 18 (2.55%) CheckPoint
11 14 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (1.98%) SaltStack
12 12 (1.70%) Splunk
13 11 (1.56%) EMC
13 11 (1.56%) IBM
13 11 (1.56%) New Relic
13 11 (1.56%) SAP
14 10 (1.41%) AppDynamics
14 10 (1.41%) HP
14 10 (1.41%) MuleSoft
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