Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 233 274 332
Rank change year-on-year +41 +58 +175
Contract jobs citing IaaS 1,066 780 700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.16% 0.94% 0.72%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.65% 6.88% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 569 504
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £375 £350 £363
90th Percentile £650 £638 £675
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £485
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.09% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 3
England median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -50.00% +185.71%
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £100.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -50.00% +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 18,859 11,336 8,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.47% 13.59% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,941 7,874 6,082
England median daily rate £484 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.22% +2.22% +7.78%
10th Percentile £310 £280 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 155 134
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -6.17% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.50 £11.39
90th Percentile £58.25 £59.79 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% -16.28% -4.44%

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 23 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in England over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 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 +19 501 £550 +6.28% 101
South East +26 240 £475 - 47
North of England +57 161 £450 +16.13% 36
Midlands +30 103 £475 -7.77% 14
West Midlands +27 77 £475 -13.64% 13
North West +30 73 £500 - 12
Yorkshire +19 58 £450 +9.76% 21
South West +9 45 £513 +28.13% 16
North East +12 30 £395 +12.86% 3
East Midlands +5 26 £463 +2.78% 1
East of England -32 13 £525 -4.55% 9
South Coast -2 1 £500 -
IaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 750 (70.36%) PaaS
2 572 (53.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 399 (37.43%) Amazon AWS
4 392 (36.77%) SaaS
5 385 (36.12%) DevOps
6 357 (33.49%) Agile Software Development
7 318 (29.83%) Microsoft
8 298 (27.95%) Linux
9 291 (27.30%) Windows
10 221 (20.73%) Jenkins
11 194 (18.20%) PowerShell
12 184 (17.26%) Git (software)
13 169 (15.85%) Continuous Integration
14 160 (15.01%) Docker
15 159 (14.92%) VMware
16 154 (14.45%) Finance
17 147 (13.79%) Puppet
18 144 (13.51%) Java
19 143 (13.41%) Firewall
20 141 (13.23%) Ansible
21 127 (11.91%) Python
22 121 (11.35%) Active Directory
23 117 (10.98%) ITIL
24 112 (10.51%) Web Services
25 110 (10.32%) Configuration Management
25 110 (10.32%) Opscode Chef
26 109 (10.23%) SQL
27 103 (9.66%) Windows Server
28 100 (9.38%) Security Cleared
29 99 (9.29%) Microservices

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 67 (6.29%) OpenStack
2 44 (4.13%) Confluence
3 36 (3.38%) Cloud Foundry
4 28 (2.63%) Skype for Business
5 26 (2.44%) IIS
6 23 (2.16%) SharePoint
7 16 (1.50%) Mule
8 11 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (1.03%) MS Exchange
8 11 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.94%) Apache
10 9 (0.84%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (0.84%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.75%) Mule ESB
12 7 (0.66%) CMS
13 6 (0.56%) Drupal
14 4 (0.38%) nginx
15 3 (0.28%) CloudStack
15 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.28%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.094%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.094%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.094%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.094%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.094%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 750 (70.36%) PaaS
2 572 (53.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 399 (37.43%) Amazon AWS
4 392 (36.77%) SaaS
5 97 (9.10%) Office 365
6 59 (5.53%) Azure Active Directory
7 56 (5.25%) Cloud Computing
8 39 (3.66%) OpenShift
9 34 (3.19%) npm
10 27 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
11 26 (2.44%) GitHub
12 18 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
13 17 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
14 16 (1.50%) NuGet
15 15 (1.41%) Serverless
16 13 (1.22%) Amazon S3
16 13 (1.22%) IBM Cloud
17 12 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 11 (1.03%) CloudBees
18 11 (1.03%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 143 (13.41%) Firewall
2 78 (7.32%) DNS
3 67 (6.29%) VPN
4 65 (6.10%) Network Security
5 42 (3.94%) DHCP
5 42 (3.94%) LAN
5 42 (3.94%) WAN
6 34 (3.19%) SAN
7 32 (3.00%) NetScaler
8 31 (2.91%) TCP/IP
9 21 (1.97%) Internet
9 21 (1.97%) MPLS
10 20 (1.88%) NAS
11 17 (1.59%) Skype
12 16 (1.50%) SSL
13 15 (1.41%) WLAN
14 13 (1.22%) SMTP
15 12 (1.13%) HTTP
15 12 (1.13%) VSAN
16 10 (0.94%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.94%) MongoDB
3 34 (3.19%) Redis
4 32 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (2.53%) Azure SQL Database
6 23 (2.16%) NuoDB
7 22 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (2.06%) NoSQL
7 22 (2.06%) Relational Database
8 19 (1.78%) Big Data
9 18 (1.69%) MySQL
10 15 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
10 15 (1.41%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.13%) Power BI
12 11 (1.03%) MariaDB
12 11 (1.03%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.75%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 221 (20.73%) Jenkins
2 184 (17.26%) Git (software)
3 62 (5.82%) Visual Studio
4 58 (5.44%) JIRA
5 44 (4.13%) Visual Studio Team System
6 40 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (2.81%) Maven
8 27 (2.53%) gulp
8 27 (2.53%) Selenium
9 26 (2.44%) SonarQube
10 25 (2.35%) Grunt
10 25 (2.35%) TeamCity
11 20 (1.88%) Bitbucket
12 18 (1.69%) Artifactory
12 18 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
13 17 (1.59%) webpack
14 15 (1.41%) Bower
15 14 (1.31%) Gradle
15 14 (1.31%) Subversion
16 13 (1.22%) JUnit
General
1 154 (14.45%) Finance
2 58 (5.44%) Banking
3 36 (3.38%) Retail
4 19 (1.78%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.69%) Law
6 15 (1.41%) Legal
7 12 (1.13%) Investment Banking
8 10 (0.94%) Billing
8 10 (0.94%) Marketing
9 7 (0.66%) International Banking
10 6 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.56%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.38%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.28%) Front Office
12 3 (0.28%) German Language
12 3 (0.28%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.19%) Electronics
13 2 (0.19%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.094%) Automotive
14 1 (0.094%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 276 (25.89%) Architect
2 148 (13.88%) DevOps Engineer
3 113 (10.60%) Developer
4 106 (9.94%) Cloud Architect
5 90 (8.44%) Azure Engineer
5 90 (8.44%) Consultant
6 79 (7.41%) Azure Architect
7 72 (6.75%) Security Architect
8 70 (6.57%) Cloud Engineer
8 70 (6.57%) Solutions Architect
9 63 (5.91%) Azure DevOps
10 54 (5.07%) Azure Consultant
11 49 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 47 (4.41%) Analyst
13 43 (4.03%) Technical Architect
14 41 (3.85%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 32 (3.00%) AWS Architect
15 32 (3.00%) AWS Engineer
16 31 (2.91%) Linux Engineer
17 29 (2.72%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (10.51%) Web Services
2 83 (7.79%) .NET
3 81 (7.60%) JSON
4 68 (6.38%) REST
5 60 (5.63%) HTML
6 48 (4.50%) AngularJS
7 46 (4.32%) CSS
8 43 (4.03%) Middleware
9 33 (3.10%) SOAP
9 33 (3.10%) Spring
10 30 (2.81%) HTML5
10 30 (2.81%) React
11 29 (2.72%) RESTful
12 27 (2.53%) .NET Framework
13 25 (2.35%) XML
14 24 (2.25%) RabbitMQ
15 23 (2.16%) LDAP
15 23 (2.16%) Vue (Vue.js)
16 20 (1.88%) Spring Boot
17 18 (1.69%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 81 (7.60%) Data Centre
2 68 (6.38%) Public Cloud
3 64 (6.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 56 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
5 53 (4.97%) Management Information System
6 42 (3.94%) Private Cloud
7 32 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
8 31 (2.91%) User Experience
9 26 (2.44%) Clustering
10 21 (1.97%) Cyberthreat
11 19 (1.78%) Mobile App
12 15 (1.41%) Cloud Native
12 15 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (1.41%) VSAM
13 14 (1.31%) Virtual Team
14 13 (1.22%) Computer Science
15 12 (1.13%) Enterprise Cloud
16 11 (1.03%) Fintech
16 11 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
16 11 (1.03%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 298 (27.95%) Linux
2 291 (27.30%) Windows
3 103 (9.66%) Windows Server
4 59 (5.53%) Unix
5 58 (5.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (4.03%) VMS
7 30 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (2.72%) Windows 10
9 27 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (2.16%) Solaris
11 21 (1.97%) Apple iOS
12 20 (1.88%) Android
13 19 (1.78%) Windows 2000 Server
14 18 (1.69%) AIX
15 17 (1.59%) HPUX
15 17 (1.59%) MVS
16 15 (1.41%) VME
17 12 (1.13%) Windows 7
18 9 (0.84%) Ubuntu
19 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (36.12%) DevOps
2 357 (33.49%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (15.85%) Continuous Integration
4 117 (10.98%) ITIL
5 110 (10.32%) Configuration Management
6 99 (9.29%) Microservices
7 98 (9.19%) Open Source
8 92 (8.63%) Migration
9 90 (8.44%) Continuous Delivery
10 85 (7.97%) Service Management
11 78 (7.32%) Scrum
12 77 (7.22%) Change Management
12 77 (7.22%) SDLC
13 74 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
13 74 (6.94%) TOGAF
14 69 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
15 66 (6.19%) Security Architecture
16 62 (5.82%) Project Management
17 60 (5.63%) Load Balancing
18 57 (5.35%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 194 (18.20%) PowerShell
2 144 (13.51%) Java
3 127 (11.91%) Python
4 109 (10.23%) SQL
5 75 (7.04%) Ruby
6 71 (6.66%) C#
7 64 (6.00%) JavaScript
8 43 (4.03%) Perl
9 35 (3.28%) Bash Shell
9 35 (3.28%) C
10 28 (2.63%) PHP
10 28 (2.63%) Shell Script
11 21 (1.97%) TypeScript
12 20 (1.88%) Go
13 18 (1.69%) ES6
14 17 (1.59%) C++
15 16 (1.50%) JCL
16 9 (0.84%) CQL
16 9 (0.84%) Groovy
16 9 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 100 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 88 (8.26%) SC Cleared
3 66 (6.19%) CISSP
4 53 (4.97%) Degree
5 42 (3.94%) CISM
6 40 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (3.38%) CISA
8 33 (3.10%) CCNP
9 32 (3.00%) TOGAF Certification
10 20 (1.88%) CCIE
11 17 (1.59%) CEH
12 12 (1.13%) SANS
13 11 (1.03%) GIAC
14 10 (0.94%) CCDP
14 10 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (0.84%) Chartered Engineer
15 9 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
15 9 (0.84%) DV Cleared
16 8 (0.75%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.06%) QA
2 19 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.41%) GCP
5 11 (1.03%) GDPR
6 10 (0.94%) GAAP
7 9 (0.84%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.75%) BS25999
8 8 (0.75%) SLA
9 6 (0.56%) HIPAA
9 6 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.47%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.28%) COBIT
12 3 (0.28%) GxP
12 3 (0.28%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.19%) HAZOP
13 2 (0.19%) IFRS
13 2 (0.19%) SEPA
System Software
1 160 (15.01%) Docker
2 121 (11.35%) Active Directory
3 81 (7.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (5.16%) Hyper-V
5 30 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (2.16%) vSphere
7 23 (2.16%) XenDesktop
8 21 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
9 19 (1.78%) Virtual Servers
10 17 (1.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 17 (1.59%) XenApp
10 17 (1.59%) XenServer
11 16 (1.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 15 (1.41%) RACF
13 13 (1.22%) VMware NSX
14 12 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
15 11 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 6 (0.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 147 (13.79%) Puppet
2 141 (13.23%) Ansible
3 110 (10.32%) Opscode Chef
4 64 (6.00%) Terraform
5 50 (4.69%) Kubernetes
6 38 (3.56%) Salt
7 29 (2.72%) SCCM
8 21 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
9 19 (1.78%) Tivoli
10 16 (1.50%) WSUS
11 15 (1.41%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 14 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
12 14 (1.31%) SCOM
13 13 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
13 13 (1.22%) Nagios
14 9 (0.84%) Mesos
14 9 (0.84%) Opsview
14 9 (0.84%) Rancher
14 9 (0.84%) vCenter Server
15 7 (0.66%) Marathon
Vendors
1 318 (29.83%) Microsoft
2 159 (14.92%) VMware
3 81 (7.60%) Red Hat
4 65 (6.10%) Oracle
5 57 (5.35%) Cisco
6 49 (4.60%) Citrix
7 44 (4.13%) ServiceNow
8 38 (3.56%) Google
9 34 (3.19%) IBM
10 30 (2.81%) SaltStack
11 28 (2.63%) HP
12 24 (2.25%) F5
13 19 (1.78%) MuleSoft
14 17 (1.59%) BMC
14 17 (1.59%) SAP
15 16 (1.50%) McAfee
16 14 (1.31%) Ivanti
17 13 (1.22%) Capita
18 12 (1.13%) CA
18 12 (1.13%) Wyse