Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 227 224 457
Rank change year-on-year -3 +233 +110
Contract jobs citing IaaS 1,077 1,017 435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.16% 1.16% 0.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.24% 9.01% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 724 309
England median daily rate £501 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £375 £328 £362
90th Percentile £660 £638 £700
UK median daily rate £501 £488 £525
% change year-on-year +2.67% -7.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -64.00% +185.71%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £100.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -64.00% +185.71%

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 17,258 11,286 7,497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.66% 12.88% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,050 7,865 5,234
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £288 £275
90th Percentile £625 £624 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 156 121
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.13 £11.00
90th Percentile £58.38 £56.75 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -11.11%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +14 495 £550 +10.00% 115
South East +1 288 £488 -2.50% 38
North of England -10 140 £450 +12.50% 27
Midlands -5 72 £500 +23.46% 28
North West +5 55 £525 +40.00% 12
Yorkshire +21 54 £450 +5.88% 9
South West +46 53 £494 +10.96% 15
West Midlands +6 45 £475 +16.92% 20
North East -25 31 £400 - 6
East Midlands +1 27 £520 +55.22% 8
East of England -34 27 £525 -14.29% 7
South Coast +1 1 £500 -
IaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 764 (70.94%) PaaS
2 565 (52.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 436 (40.48%) Amazon AWS
4 411 (38.16%) SaaS
5 397 (36.86%) DevOps
6 381 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
7 314 (29.16%) Microsoft
8 283 (26.28%) Linux
9 278 (25.81%) Windows
10 239 (22.19%) Jenkins
11 204 (18.94%) VMware
12 191 (17.73%) Git (software)
13 189 (17.55%) PowerShell
14 164 (15.23%) Docker
15 158 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
16 155 (14.39%) Ansible
17 152 (14.11%) Finance
18 140 (13.00%) Firewall
19 138 (12.81%) Java
20 134 (12.44%) Puppet
21 128 (11.88%) Python
22 126 (11.70%) Web Services
23 125 (11.61%) SQL
24 120 (11.14%) Migration
25 119 (11.05%) Windows Server
26 117 (10.86%) Configuration Management
26 117 (10.86%) Active Directory
26 117 (10.86%) Continuous Delivery
27 115 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
28 110 (10.21%) Opscode Chef

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 93 (8.64%) OpenStack
2 71 (6.59%) Confluence
3 37 (3.44%) Skype for Business
4 28 (2.60%) Cloud Foundry
5 26 (2.41%) IIS
6 19 (1.76%) SharePoint
7 15 (1.39%) Apache Spark
8 12 (1.11%) WebSphere
9 11 (1.02%) CMS
9 11 (1.02%) Mule
10 9 (0.84%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.74%) Apache
11 8 (0.74%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.65%) Mule ESB
13 6 (0.56%) Drupal
13 6 (0.56%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
15 3 (0.28%) CloudStack
15 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.46%) HipChat
4 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.28%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.093%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.093%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.093%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.093%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.093%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 764 (70.94%) PaaS
2 565 (52.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 436 (40.48%) Amazon AWS
4 411 (38.16%) SaaS
5 81 (7.52%) Office 365
6 70 (6.50%) Cloud Computing
7 56 (5.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 43 (3.99%) OpenShift
9 34 (3.16%) npm
10 32 (2.97%) GitHub
11 29 (2.69%) Google Cloud Platform
12 26 (2.41%) iPaaS
13 20 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
13 20 (1.86%) CloudBees
13 20 (1.86%) Slack
14 18 (1.67%) Trello
15 16 (1.49%) SuccessFactors
16 14 (1.30%) Amazon S3
16 14 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
17 12 (1.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 140 (13.00%) Firewall
2 68 (6.31%) DNS
2 68 (6.31%) VPN
3 58 (5.39%) Network Security
4 47 (4.36%) WAN
5 45 (4.18%) LAN
5 45 (4.18%) TCP/IP
6 32 (2.97%) NetScaler
7 31 (2.88%) Internet
8 30 (2.79%) DHCP
9 29 (2.69%) SAN
10 24 (2.23%) Skype
11 16 (1.49%) SSL
12 13 (1.21%) MPLS
12 13 (1.21%) VLAN
13 12 (1.11%) WLAN
14 11 (1.02%) NAS
15 9 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (0.84%) SMTP
15 9 (0.84%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 47 (4.36%) MongoDB
3 37 (3.44%) Redis
4 35 (3.25%) NoSQL
5 33 (3.06%) Azure SQL Database
5 33 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
6 28 (2.60%) NuoDB
7 25 (2.32%) Big Data
8 23 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
8 23 (2.14%) Hadoop
9 22 (2.04%) MySQL
9 22 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (1.76%) Relational Database
11 15 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (1.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 10 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.74%) Power BI
14 7 (0.65%) HBase
14 7 (0.65%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 239 (22.19%) Jenkins
2 191 (17.73%) Git (software)
3 89 (8.26%) JIRA
4 50 (4.64%) Visual Studio
5 48 (4.46%) Maven
6 40 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 35 (3.25%) Visual Studio Team System
8 34 (3.16%) Selenium
9 32 (2.97%) SonarQube
10 31 (2.88%) Artifactory
11 30 (2.79%) Bitbucket
12 28 (2.60%) Grunt
13 27 (2.51%) gulp
14 26 (2.41%) Sonatype Nexus
15 25 (2.32%) TeamCity
16 21 (1.95%) webpack
17 20 (1.86%) git-flow
18 17 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 16 (1.49%) NuGet
20 14 (1.30%) Bower
General
1 152 (14.11%) Finance
2 56 (5.20%) Banking
3 45 (4.18%) Retail
4 40 (3.71%) Telecoms
5 27 (2.51%) Billing
6 20 (1.86%) Marketing
7 17 (1.58%) Law
8 15 (1.39%) Legal
9 8 (0.74%) International Banking
9 8 (0.74%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.65%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.56%) Back Office
11 6 (0.56%) Music Industry
12 5 (0.46%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.37%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.28%) Advertising
14 3 (0.28%) Electronics
15 2 (0.19%) Automotive
15 2 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 305 (28.32%) Architect
2 143 (13.28%) DevOps Engineer
3 114 (10.58%) Cloud Architect
4 100 (9.29%) Consultant
5 86 (7.99%) Developer
6 85 (7.89%) Azure Engineer
7 81 (7.52%) Solutions Architect
8 76 (7.06%) Azure Architect
9 73 (6.78%) Cloud Engineer
10 69 (6.41%) Azure Consultant
11 64 (5.94%) Security Architect
12 51 (4.74%) Analyst
12 51 (4.74%) Azure DevOps
13 49 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
14 39 (3.62%) Technical Architect
15 38 (3.53%) AWS Architect
16 35 (3.25%) AWS DevOps
16 35 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 32 (2.97%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 30 (2.79%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (11.70%) Web Services
2 76 (7.06%) JSON
3 72 (6.69%) .NET
4 65 (6.04%) REST
5 57 (5.29%) HTML
6 50 (4.64%) Middleware
7 46 (4.27%) CSS
8 42 (3.90%) SOAP
9 40 (3.71%) AngularJS
10 30 (2.79%) RESTful
11 29 (2.69%) HTML5
11 29 (2.69%) React
12 28 (2.60%) .NET Framework
12 28 (2.60%) RabbitMQ
13 25 (2.32%) Java EE
14 24 (2.23%) XML
15 22 (2.04%) ASP.NET
16 21 (1.95%) Spring
16 21 (1.95%) Vue (Vue.js)
17 20 (1.86%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 98 (9.10%) Public Cloud
2 82 (7.61%) Data Centre
3 76 (7.06%) Hybrid Cloud
4 74 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
5 59 (5.48%) Management Information System
6 37 (3.44%) Private Cloud
7 27 (2.51%) Enterprise Cloud
8 26 (2.41%) Computer Science
9 22 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
10 21 (1.95%) Mobile App
11 20 (1.86%) Cloud Native
12 18 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.58%) Virtual Team
14 16 (1.49%) Derivative
14 16 (1.49%) Equity Derivative
14 16 (1.49%) User Experience
15 15 (1.39%) N-Tier
15 15 (1.39%) VSAM
16 12 (1.11%) PKI
17 11 (1.02%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 283 (26.28%) Linux
2 278 (25.81%) Windows
3 119 (11.05%) Windows Server
4 54 (5.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 49 (4.55%) Unix
6 42 (3.90%) VMS
7 28 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (2.41%) AIX
9 24 (2.23%) Solaris
10 21 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (1.67%) HPUX
12 17 (1.58%) MVS
12 17 (1.58%) Windows 10
13 16 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
14 15 (1.39%) VME
15 13 (1.21%) Android
15 13 (1.21%) Apple iOS
16 12 (1.11%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.84%) Windows 7
18 7 (0.65%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (36.86%) DevOps
2 381 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
4 120 (11.14%) Migration
5 117 (10.86%) Configuration Management
5 117 (10.86%) Continuous Delivery
6 106 (9.84%) ITIL
7 100 (9.29%) TOGAF
8 93 (8.64%) SDLC
9 91 (8.45%) Scrum
10 89 (8.26%) Open Source
11 86 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
12 84 (7.80%) Service Management
13 82 (7.61%) Microservices
14 74 (6.87%) Change Management
15 63 (5.85%) Security Architecture
16 62 (5.76%) SOA
16 62 (5.76%) Test Automation
17 59 (5.48%) Enterprise Architecture
18 56 (5.20%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 189 (17.55%) PowerShell
2 138 (12.81%) Java
3 128 (11.88%) Python
4 125 (11.61%) SQL
5 82 (7.61%) C#
6 64 (5.94%) JavaScript
7 59 (5.48%) Ruby
8 35 (3.25%) Bash Shell
9 28 (2.60%) Groovy
9 28 (2.60%) Shell Script
10 26 (2.41%) C
11 24 (2.23%) PHP
12 22 (2.04%) Perl
12 22 (2.04%) TypeScript
13 21 (1.95%) ES6
14 18 (1.67%) Go
15 16 (1.49%) C++
15 16 (1.49%) JCL
16 10 (0.93%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (9.10%) Security Cleared
2 81 (7.52%) SC Cleared
3 57 (5.29%) Degree
4 49 (4.55%) CISSP
5 27 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (2.41%) CISM
7 24 (2.23%) CISA
8 21 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (1.67%) CCNP
10 16 (1.49%) AWS Certification
11 14 (1.30%) CCIE
11 14 (1.30%) MCSE
12 13 (1.21%) SANS
13 12 (1.11%) CEH
13 12 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
13 12 (1.11%) Oracle Certification
14 11 (1.02%) GIAC
15 8 (0.74%) CREST Certified
16 7 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 6 (0.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (2.14%) QA
3 19 (1.76%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.49%) GDPR
5 10 (0.93%) GAAP
5 10 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.84%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.74%) BS25999
7 8 (0.74%) HIPAA
8 7 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.37%) COBIT
9 4 (0.37%) SLA
10 3 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
10 3 (0.28%) GCP
10 3 (0.28%) GxP
10 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.19%) IFRS
11 2 (0.19%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 164 (15.23%) Docker
2 117 (10.86%) Active Directory
3 115 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 58 (5.39%) Hyper-V
5 41 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
7 24 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (1.86%) XenServer
9 17 (1.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 17 (1.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 16 (1.49%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 16 (1.49%) vSphere
10 16 (1.49%) XenDesktop
11 15 (1.39%) RACF
12 12 (1.11%) vCloud
13 11 (1.02%) XenApp
14 9 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.84%) VMware NSX
15 7 (0.65%) HDFS
16 5 (0.46%) KVM
Systems Management
1 155 (14.39%) Ansible
2 134 (12.44%) Puppet
3 110 (10.21%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (4.55%) Kubernetes
5 48 (4.46%) Terraform
6 28 (2.60%) Nagios
7 27 (2.51%) Salt
8 22 (2.04%) Rancher
9 19 (1.76%) Tivoli
10 18 (1.67%) SCOM
11 15 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
11 15 (1.39%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 15 (1.39%) ZABBIX
12 9 (0.84%) Opsview
12 9 (0.84%) SCCM
13 8 (0.74%) Mesos
14 6 (0.56%) Marathon
14 6 (0.56%) Red Hat Satellite
14 6 (0.56%) vCenter Server
15 5 (0.46%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 314 (29.16%) Microsoft
2 204 (18.94%) VMware
3 82 (7.61%) Oracle
4 79 (7.34%) Red Hat
5 50 (4.64%) Google
6 46 (4.27%) Citrix
6 46 (4.27%) IBM
7 42 (3.90%) ServiceNow
8 40 (3.71%) Cisco
9 35 (3.25%) SAP
10 33 (3.06%) HP
11 20 (1.86%) Rackspace
12 19 (1.76%) F5
13 18 (1.67%) BMC
13 18 (1.67%) Splunk
14 16 (1.49%) SaltStack
14 16 (1.49%) Workday
15 15 (1.39%) CA
16 14 (1.30%) MuleSoft
17 13 (1.21%) Dell