Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 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)
England > London
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 253 295 287
Rank change year-on-year +42 -8 +142
Contract jobs citing IaaS 490 375 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.08% 0.88% 0.85%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.41% 5.19% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 261 282
London median daily rate £550 £543 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.38% -0.46% +3.81%
10th Percentile £400 £355 £413
90th Percentile £688 £694 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
London median hourly rate £55.00 £34.36 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.07% -27.28% +35.00%
10th Percentile £52.50 £34.36 £46.13
90th Percentile £57.50 £34.36 £48.38
England median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +51.52% -5.71%

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 London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 11,123 7,220 5,664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.44% 16.94% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,172 5,233 4,170
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £480 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +2.67% +3.89% +10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 63 54
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.16 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.36% -3.84% -15.08%
10th Percentile £14.06 £11.25 £14.18
90th Percentile £93.45 £58.75 £47.35
England median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -9.52% +7.09% -13.80%

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 15 August 2018.

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
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 15 August 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
Central London +22 116 £525 -1.18% 34
West London -4 21 £519 +0.24% 8
South London -25 19 £525 -34.38% 3
East London -11 13 £600 +12.15% 4
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 London region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 322 (65.71%) PaaS
2 292 (59.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 179 (36.53%) Amazon AWS
4 172 (35.10%) Microsoft
5 167 (34.08%) DevOps
6 163 (33.27%) SaaS
6 163 (33.27%) Agile Software Development
7 136 (27.76%) Linux
8 126 (25.71%) Windows
9 119 (24.29%) Finance
10 100 (20.41%) Docker
11 98 (20.00%) Python
12 95 (19.39%) PowerShell
13 84 (17.14%) Ansible
14 81 (16.53%) Jenkins
15 70 (14.29%) Java
16 69 (14.08%) Configuration Management
17 67 (13.67%) Active Directory
17 67 (13.67%) Puppet
18 65 (13.27%) Migration
19 62 (12.65%) SQL
20 61 (12.45%) Git (software)
21 60 (12.24%) Opscode Chef
22 59 (12.04%) Kubernetes
22 59 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
23 56 (11.43%) Office 365
24 53 (10.82%) DNS
25 51 (10.41%) VMware
26 50 (10.20%) SQL Server
27 49 (10.00%) Banking

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 21 (4.29%) IIS
2 14 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.65%) Cloud Foundry
4 12 (2.45%) Apache
4 12 (2.45%) OpenStack
5 10 (2.04%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.43%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.43%) Mule
6 7 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.02%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.82%) CMS
9 3 (0.61%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.61%) Confluence
9 3 (0.61%) nginx
10 2 (0.41%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.41%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 322 (65.71%) PaaS
2 292 (59.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 179 (36.53%) Amazon AWS
4 163 (33.27%) SaaS
5 56 (11.43%) Office 365
6 39 (7.96%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (2.65%) Amazon S3
8 13 (2.65%) Serverless
8 13 (2.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 12 (2.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 12 (2.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (2.45%) OpenShift
10 11 (2.24%) GitHub
11 10 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (2.04%) OneDrive
12 8 (1.63%) Heroku
12 8 (1.63%) npm
13 7 (1.43%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (10.82%) DNS
2 45 (9.18%) Firewall
3 29 (5.92%) VPN
4 24 (4.90%) DHCP
5 20 (4.08%) HTTP
5 20 (4.08%) SAN
6 17 (3.47%) LAN
6 17 (3.47%) Network Security
6 17 (3.47%) WAN
7 14 (2.86%) MPLS
7 14 (2.86%) NAS
8 13 (2.65%) TCP/IP
9 12 (2.45%) NetScaler
10 10 (2.04%) Internet
10 10 (2.04%) VSAN
11 9 (1.84%) Skype
11 9 (1.84%) SMTP
12 6 (1.22%) Software-Defined Networking
12 6 (1.22%) SSL
12 6 (1.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (3.47%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (3.06%) Relational Database
5 14 (2.86%) MongoDB
6 13 (2.65%) MySQL
6 13 (2.65%) Power BI
6 13 (2.65%) Redis
7 11 (2.24%) Data Lake
7 11 (2.24%) HBase
7 11 (2.24%) NoSQL
7 11 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.84%) Big Data
10 8 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.22%) Apache Hive
11 6 (1.22%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.22%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 81 (16.53%) Jenkins
2 61 (12.45%) Git (software)
3 33 (6.73%) Visual Studio Team System
4 16 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (2.65%) Maven
5 13 (2.65%) Visual Studio
6 12 (2.45%) JIRA
6 12 (2.45%) Selenium
7 11 (2.24%) TeamCity
8 10 (2.04%) Travis CI
9 9 (1.84%) gulp
10 8 (1.63%) IBM UrbanCode
10 8 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (1.43%) Bitbucket
11 7 (1.43%) GDB
12 6 (1.22%) CircleCI
12 6 (1.22%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.22%) Grunt
12 6 (1.22%) JUnit
12 6 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 119 (24.29%) Finance
2 49 (10.00%) Banking
3 24 (4.90%) Retail
4 11 (2.24%) Law
5 9 (1.84%) Legal
6 5 (1.02%) Games
6 5 (1.02%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.02%) Marketing
6 5 (1.02%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.82%) Billing
8 3 (0.61%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.61%) Front Office
8 3 (0.61%) German Language
8 3 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.41%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) French Language
10 1 (0.20%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 123 (25.10%) Architect
2 72 (14.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 62 (12.65%) Developer
4 50 (10.20%) Azure Engineer
5 44 (8.98%) Azure Architect
5 44 (8.98%) Cloud Architect
6 38 (7.76%) Azure DevOps
7 37 (7.55%) Cloud Engineer
7 37 (7.55%) Consultant
8 35 (7.14%) Security Architect
9 28 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
10 21 (4.29%) Project Manager
11 20 (4.08%) AWS Engineer
11 20 (4.08%) Linux Engineer
12 19 (3.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 19 (3.88%) Infrastructure Architect
13 18 (3.67%) AWS Architect
13 18 (3.67%) Azure Consultant
14 17 (3.47%) Infrastructure Manager
15 16 (3.27%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (8.78%) JSON
2 42 (8.57%) .NET
3 32 (6.53%) Web Services
4 28 (5.71%) HTML
5 25 (5.10%) REST
6 22 (4.49%) React
7 21 (4.29%) AngularJS
7 21 (4.29%) CSS
8 17 (3.47%) Node.js
9 16 (3.27%) Middleware
10 15 (3.06%) HTML5
10 15 (3.06%) RESTful
10 15 (3.06%) Spring
11 14 (2.86%) LDAP
12 13 (2.65%) OAuth
12 13 (2.65%) Ruby on Rails
13 12 (2.45%) Elastic Stack
14 11 (2.24%) ASP.NET
15 10 (2.04%) Spring Boot
16 9 (1.84%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.18%) Data Centre
2 43 (8.78%) Public Cloud
3 32 (6.53%) Private Cloud
4 25 (5.10%) Hybrid Cloud
5 21 (4.29%) User Experience
6 20 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (3.27%) Reinsurance
8 15 (3.06%) Virtual Team
9 13 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (2.45%) Fintech
10 12 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (2.45%) Mobile App
11 10 (2.04%) Cloud Native
11 10 (2.04%) Enterprise Cloud
11 10 (2.04%) Management Information System
12 9 (1.84%) Clustering
12 9 (1.84%) Computer Science
12 9 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (1.43%) PKI
13 7 (1.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 136 (27.76%) Linux
2 126 (25.71%) Windows
3 45 (9.18%) Windows Server
4 34 (6.94%) Unix
5 31 (6.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (4.29%) Windows 10
7 15 (3.06%) Android
7 15 (3.06%) Apple iOS
7 15 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.02%) Solaris
8 5 (1.02%) VMS
8 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.61%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.61%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.61%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.41%) CentOS
10 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (34.08%) DevOps
2 163 (33.27%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (14.08%) Configuration Management
4 65 (13.27%) Migration
5 59 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (9.18%) Scrum
7 42 (8.57%) Project Management
8 39 (7.96%) SDLC
9 38 (7.76%) Analytics
10 37 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 37 (7.55%) Test Automation
10 37 (7.55%) Waterfall
11 36 (7.35%) Change Management
11 36 (7.35%) Microservices
12 35 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
12 35 (7.14%) Open Source
13 32 (6.53%) ITIL
14 30 (6.12%) Cybersecurity
14 30 (6.12%) Kanban
14 30 (6.12%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 98 (20.00%) Python
2 95 (19.39%) PowerShell
3 70 (14.29%) Java
4 62 (12.65%) SQL
5 46 (9.39%) Ruby
6 41 (8.37%) Perl
7 30 (6.12%) JavaScript
8 28 (5.71%) C#
9 27 (5.51%) Bash Shell
10 19 (3.88%) Go
11 11 (2.24%) C
12 10 (2.04%) C++
13 8 (1.63%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.63%) TypeScript
14 7 (1.43%) SystemTap
15 6 (1.22%) ES6
15 6 (1.22%) R
16 4 (0.82%) Java 8
16 4 (0.82%) PHP
16 4 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (4.69%) Degree
2 21 (4.29%) CISSP
3 17 (3.47%) CISA
4 16 (3.27%) CISM
5 14 (2.86%) Security Cleared
6 13 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (2.45%) SC Cleared
8 9 (1.84%) TOGAF Certification
9 8 (1.63%) CEH
9 8 (1.63%) ISEB
9 8 (1.63%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (1.43%) CCNA
11 6 (1.22%) CCIE
11 6 (1.22%) CCNP
12 5 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (0.82%) SANS
14 3 (0.61%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.41%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.41%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.04%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.84%) GDPR
3 8 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.63%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.43%) QA
5 6 (1.22%) GCP
6 4 (0.82%) FedRAMP
6 4 (0.82%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.82%) SLA
7 2 (0.41%) COBIT
7 2 (0.41%) HAZOP
7 2 (0.41%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.20%) HL7
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.20%) PMO
8 1 (0.20%) RMADS
System Software
1 100 (20.41%) Docker
2 67 (13.67%) Active Directory
3 43 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (4.69%) Hyper-V
5 21 (4.29%) vSphere
6 15 (3.06%) XenApp
7 12 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (2.04%) VMware NSX
8 10 (2.04%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.84%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.02%) NFS
11 5 (1.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.82%) HDFS
12 4 (0.82%) KVM
12 4 (0.82%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.61%) LXC
14 2 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 84 (17.14%) Ansible
2 67 (13.67%) Puppet
3 60 (12.24%) Opscode Chef
4 59 (12.04%) Kubernetes
5 35 (7.14%) Terraform
6 28 (5.71%) Salt
7 20 (4.08%) SCCM
8 16 (3.27%) SCOM
9 9 (1.84%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (1.43%) Packer
10 7 (1.43%) SELinux
11 6 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (1.22%) HockeyApp
11 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (1.22%) WSUS
12 5 (1.02%) Consul
13 4 (0.82%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (0.82%) Rancher
13 4 (0.82%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 172 (35.10%) Microsoft
2 51 (10.41%) VMware
3 33 (6.73%) SaltStack
4 23 (4.69%) Oracle
5 22 (4.49%) Citrix
6 19 (3.88%) Red Hat
7 18 (3.67%) Google
8 15 (3.06%) New Relic
9 12 (2.45%) Ivanti
9 12 (2.45%) Progress
10 11 (2.24%) AppDynamics
10 11 (2.24%) Cisco
10 11 (2.24%) SAP
10 11 (2.24%) Splunk
11 10 (2.04%) Wyse
12 8 (1.63%) IBM
13 7 (1.43%) Informatica
13 7 (1.43%) MuleSoft
13 7 (1.43%) Tableau
13 7 (1.43%) Veritas