Period
to 22 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 22 August 2019 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)
England > London
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 207 259 296
Rank change year-on-year +52 +37 -14
Contract jobs citing IaaS 494 481 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.26% 1.06% 0.85%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.90% 4.13% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 328 255
London median daily rate £550 £550 £546
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.73% +0.18%
10th Percentile £418 £400 £355
90th Percentile £725 £688 £694
England median daily rate £528 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
London median hourly rate £43.50 £55.00 £34.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.91% +60.07% -27.28%
England median hourly rate £72.50 £55.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +31.82% +10.00% +51.52%

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 London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 12,667 11,637 7,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 32.19% 25.61% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,093 8,522 5,479
London median daily rate £525 £505 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 82 64
London median hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £21.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.99% -3.51%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £70.00 £89.75 £58.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +18.42% -6.17% +3.26%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing IaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in London

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IaaS in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for IaaS in London

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in London over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in London

IaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IaaS in London

IaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in London over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IaaS in London

IaaS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the London region over the 6 months to 22 August 2019. 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
Central London -5 80 £550 +4.76% 25
East London +30 34 £700 +16.67% 5
South London +33 19 £556 +11.25% 1
West London +20 19 £460 -14.42% 9
North London +3 3 £525 -4.55% 1
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 London region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 344 (69.64%) PaaS
2 342 (69.23%) Azure
3 220 (44.53%) DevOps
4 194 (39.27%) Microsoft
5 187 (37.85%) SaaS
6 167 (33.81%) AWS
7 154 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
8 136 (27.53%) Finance
9 116 (23.48%) Windows
10 106 (21.46%) PowerShell
11 103 (20.85%) Linux
12 91 (18.42%) Python
13 89 (18.02%) Migration
14 87 (17.61%) Active Directory
15 80 (16.19%) Terraform
16 70 (14.17%) SQL
17 63 (12.75%) Kubernetes
17 63 (12.75%) Jenkins
18 62 (12.55%) Firewall
18 62 (12.55%) Visual Studio Team System
19 61 (12.35%) Docker
20 60 (12.15%) Banking
21 58 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
22 56 (11.34%) SQL Server
23 55 (11.13%) Ansible
23 55 (11.13%) Data Centre
24 53 (10.73%) Git (software)
25 52 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
26 51 (10.32%) GCP
26 51 (10.32%) Java

IaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 28 (5.67%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.02%) IIS
3 9 (1.82%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.82%) OpenStack
4 8 (1.62%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.81%) Apache
6 4 (0.81%) CMS
6 4 (0.81%) JBoss
6 4 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.61%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.61%) Confluence
7 3 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.40%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.40%) Drupal
8 2 (0.40%) Mule
8 2 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.62%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.81%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.20%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 344 (69.64%) PaaS
2 342 (69.23%) Azure
3 187 (37.85%) SaaS
4 167 (33.81%) AWS
5 52 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 51 (10.32%) GCP
7 46 (9.31%) OpenShift
8 45 (9.11%) Office 365
9 26 (5.26%) Power Platform
10 21 (4.25%) AWS CloudFormation
11 19 (3.85%) Serverless
12 18 (3.64%) Dynamics 365
13 17 (3.44%) Amazon ECS
14 14 (2.83%) Slack
15 11 (2.23%) AWS Lambda
16 9 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
17 7 (1.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 7 (1.42%) Stackdriver
18 6 (1.21%) Datadog
18 6 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (12.55%) Firewall
2 33 (6.68%) DNS
3 30 (6.07%) VPN
4 24 (4.86%) WAN
5 18 (3.64%) DHCP
5 18 (3.64%) Network Security
6 17 (3.44%) LAN
7 14 (2.83%) BGP
7 14 (2.83%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (2.63%) SAN
9 12 (2.43%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (2.02%) OSPF
11 9 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (1.62%) iSCSI
12 8 (1.62%) Skype
12 8 (1.62%) TCP/IP
12 8 (1.62%) Wireless
13 7 (1.42%) BIG-IP
13 7 (1.42%) Multicast
13 7 (1.42%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 39 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
3 26 (5.26%) Power BI
4 23 (4.66%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 18 (3.64%) MySQL
5 18 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (3.44%) Big Data
6 17 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
8 10 (2.02%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.62%) Bigtable
10 7 (1.42%) BigQuery
10 7 (1.42%) InterSystems Cache
10 7 (1.42%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.21%) Data Lake
12 5 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (1.01%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.81%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.81%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 63 (12.75%) Jenkins
2 62 (12.55%) Visual Studio Team System
3 53 (10.73%) Git (software)
4 23 (4.66%) JIRA
5 15 (3.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 12 (2.43%) Bitbucket
7 9 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (1.82%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.62%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.42%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.81%) GitLab
12 4 (0.81%) MSI
12 4 (0.81%) Selenium
12 4 (0.81%) WiX
13 3 (0.61%) Artifactory
14 2 (0.40%) git-flow
14 2 (0.40%) JUnit
14 2 (0.40%) SonarQube
General
1 136 (27.53%) Finance
2 60 (12.15%) Banking
3 16 (3.24%) Marketing
4 15 (3.04%) Public Sector
4 15 (3.04%) Retail
5 12 (2.43%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.02%) Games
7 7 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.42%) Multimedia
8 6 (1.21%) Advertising
8 6 (1.21%) Billing
8 6 (1.21%) Legal
8 6 (1.21%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.61%) Electronics
10 3 (0.61%) Publishing
11 2 (0.40%) French Language
11 2 (0.40%) Law
11 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 164 (33.20%) Architect
2 77 (15.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 69 (13.97%) Cloud Architect
4 64 (12.96%) Azure Architect
5 62 (12.55%) Azure Engineer
6 45 (9.11%) Developer
7 44 (8.91%) Azure DevOps
8 41 (8.30%) Consultant
9 36 (7.29%) Solutions Architect
10 34 (6.88%) Cloud Engineer
11 33 (6.68%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 30 (6.07%) Technical Architect
13 24 (4.86%) Security Architect
14 23 (4.66%) AWS Architect
15 22 (4.45%) Automation Engineer
16 20 (4.05%) Azure Consultant
17 19 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
17 19 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 19 (3.85%) Project Manager
18 18 (3.64%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (10.12%) JSON
2 39 (7.89%) .NET
3 25 (5.06%) Web Services
4 19 (3.85%) SAML
5 16 (3.24%) HTML
6 15 (3.04%) AngularJS
7 13 (2.63%) ADO
7 13 (2.63%) REST
7 13 (2.63%) SOAP
8 11 (2.23%) Middleware
9 10 (2.02%) .NET Core
9 10 (2.02%) CSS
9 10 (2.02%) RESTful
10 8 (1.62%) Spring
11 7 (1.42%) Ajax
11 7 (1.42%) Django
11 7 (1.42%) Node.js
11 7 (1.42%) OAuth
11 7 (1.42%) OpenID
11 7 (1.42%) React
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.13%) Data Centre
2 43 (8.70%) Public Cloud
3 37 (7.49%) Hybrid Cloud
4 28 (5.67%) Linux Command Line
5 22 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (4.05%) Cloud Native
7 17 (3.44%) Replication
8 13 (2.63%) Private Cloud
9 11 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (2.02%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.82%) Clustering
12 8 (1.62%) N-Tier
12 8 (1.62%) Social Media
12 8 (1.62%) Video\Live Streaming
13 7 (1.42%) Digital Media
13 7 (1.42%) User Experience
14 6 (1.21%) CLARiiON
14 6 (1.21%) Enterprise Cloud
15 5 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 116 (23.48%) Windows
2 103 (20.85%) Linux
3 47 (9.51%) Windows Server
4 22 (4.45%) Unix
5 21 (4.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (3.24%) Windows 10
7 12 (2.43%) Mac OS
8 6 (1.21%) VMS
8 6 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.81%) Solaris
10 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.40%) CentOS
12 1 (0.20%) Android
12 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (44.53%) DevOps
2 154 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (18.02%) Migration
4 58 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (9.31%) Project Management
6 44 (8.91%) Scrum
7 36 (7.29%) Test Automation
8 35 (7.09%) Data Modelling
9 34 (6.88%) Infrastructure as Code
9 34 (6.88%) Microservices
9 34 (6.88%) Problem-Solving
10 32 (6.48%) Configuration Management
11 31 (6.28%) Identity Management
12 30 (6.07%) Continuous Delivery
12 30 (6.07%) Enterprise Architecture
13 29 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
13 29 (5.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 28 (5.67%) Project Delivery
14 28 (5.67%) SIEM
14 28 (5.67%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 106 (21.46%) PowerShell
2 91 (18.42%) Python
3 70 (14.17%) SQL
4 51 (10.32%) Java
5 29 (5.87%) C#
5 29 (5.87%) JavaScript
6 27 (5.47%) Bash Shell
6 27 (5.47%) Ruby
7 14 (2.83%) Perl
8 11 (2.23%) C
9 10 (2.02%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.82%) Go
11 4 (0.81%) C++
11 4 (0.81%) PHP
11 4 (0.81%) Tcl
11 4 (0.81%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.81%) VB
12 2 (0.40%) Groovy
12 2 (0.40%) Java 8
13 1 (0.20%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 50 (10.12%) Security Cleared
2 27 (5.47%) SC Cleared
3 25 (5.06%) Degree
4 16 (3.24%) CISSP
5 10 (2.02%) CISM
6 9 (1.82%) TOGAF Certification
7 8 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.42%) AWS Certification
8 7 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.42%) CTC Cleared
9 6 (1.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 6 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.81%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.81%) MCSE
11 3 (0.61%) MCSA
11 3 (0.61%) SANS
12 2 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.40%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.63%) QA
2 9 (1.82%) GDPR
2 9 (1.82%) NIST
3 8 (1.62%) NCSC
3 8 (1.62%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.01%) SLA
6 3 (0.61%) GxP
6 3 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 87 (17.61%) Active Directory
2 61 (12.35%) Docker
3 36 (7.29%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (3.44%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (1.82%) XenApp
7 5 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.81%) NFS
8 4 (0.81%) Postfix
8 4 (0.81%) vSphere
8 4 (0.81%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.40%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.20%) HDFS
11 1 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 80 (16.19%) Terraform
2 63 (12.75%) Kubernetes
3 55 (11.13%) Ansible
4 43 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (8.50%) Puppet
6 18 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
6 18 (3.64%) SCCM
7 16 (3.24%) Single Sign-On
8 12 (2.43%) Salt
8 12 (2.43%) SCOM
9 7 (1.42%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (1.42%) Nagios
10 6 (1.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (1.01%) Nessus
11 5 (1.01%) Packer
11 5 (1.01%) yum
12 4 (0.81%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (0.81%) vRealize
Vendors
1 194 (39.27%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.89%) Google
3 27 (5.47%) Cisco
4 26 (5.26%) Splunk
5 25 (5.06%) Oracle
6 22 (4.45%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (3.85%) VMware
8 18 (3.64%) SAP
9 17 (3.44%) Tableau
10 16 (3.24%) CheckPoint
10 16 (3.24%) Red Hat
11 12 (2.43%) Citrix
12 11 (2.23%) F5
13 10 (2.02%) Dell
14 8 (1.62%) EMC
14 8 (1.62%) NetApp
14 8 (1.62%) New Relic
14 8 (1.62%) SaltStack
14 8 (1.62%) Sparx
15 7 (1.42%) MuleSoft