Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 243 281 287
Rank change year-on-year +38 +6 +143
Contract jobs citing IaaS 531 410 398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.16% 0.91% 0.89%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.57% 5.14% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 292 291
London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £404 £375 £425
90th Percentile £688 £680 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
London median hourly rate - £34.36 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -27.28% +35.00%
England median hourly rate - £50.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year - +44.93% -1.43%

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 11,623 7,975 6,147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 25.41% 17.70% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,572 5,919 4,501
London median daily rate £519 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.74% +5.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 72 51
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +1.66%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £14.50
90th Percentile £87.50 £165.00 £97.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.27
% change year-on-year -12.50% +9.45% -18.79%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +14 100 £525 +0.96% 25
West London +8 19 £488 -4.88% 10
South London -24 18 £475 -40.63% 3
East London -7 12 £600 +35.59% 9
North London +3 6 £550 +15.79% 1
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 371 (69.87%) PaaS
2 315 (59.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 191 (35.97%) Microsoft
4 185 (34.84%) DevOps
5 177 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 171 (32.20%) SaaS
7 159 (29.94%) Agile Software Development
8 151 (28.44%) Linux
9 140 (26.37%) Windows
10 124 (23.35%) Finance
11 118 (22.22%) PowerShell
12 107 (20.15%) Active Directory
13 96 (18.08%) Migration
14 95 (17.89%) Python
15 94 (17.70%) Ansible
16 92 (17.33%) Docker
17 90 (16.95%) SQL
18 78 (14.69%) Java
19 77 (14.50%) Office 365
20 73 (13.75%) VMware
21 70 (13.18%) Puppet
22 67 (12.62%) Azure Active Directory
22 67 (12.62%) Firewall
23 66 (12.43%) SQL Server
24 65 (12.24%) Jenkins
25 63 (11.86%) Kubernetes
26 62 (11.68%) Windows Server
26 62 (11.68%) Opscode Chef
27 59 (11.11%) Configuration Management
28 55 (10.36%) 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 25 (4.71%) SharePoint
2 23 (4.33%) IIS
3 19 (3.58%) Cloud Foundry
4 16 (3.01%) Skype for Business
4 16 (3.01%) WebLogic
5 13 (2.45%) Apache
6 12 (2.26%) Oracle Service Bus
7 10 (1.88%) MS Exchange
7 10 (1.88%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (1.51%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.13%) Mule
11 5 (0.94%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.75%) CMS
12 4 (0.75%) Confluence
12 4 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.56%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.38%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.56%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 371 (69.87%) PaaS
2 315 (59.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 177 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 171 (32.20%) SaaS
5 77 (14.50%) Office 365
6 67 (12.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 25 (4.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 19 (3.58%) AWS CloudFormation
8 19 (3.58%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (3.01%) OpenShift
10 15 (2.82%) Datadog
11 13 (2.45%) GitHub
11 13 (2.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (2.26%) Amazon S3
13 10 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
13 10 (1.88%) OneDrive
13 10 (1.88%) Serverless
14 9 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (1.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 67 (12.62%) Firewall
2 48 (9.04%) VPN
3 47 (8.85%) DNS
4 25 (4.71%) Network Security
5 24 (4.52%) LAN
5 24 (4.52%) WAN
6 22 (4.14%) SSL
7 20 (3.77%) HTTP
8 15 (2.82%) Wireless
9 14 (2.64%) DHCP
9 14 (2.64%) Skype
9 14 (2.64%) TCP/IP
10 12 (2.26%) SAN
11 11 (2.07%) MPLS
12 10 (1.88%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (1.88%) WLAN
13 9 (1.69%) Internet
13 9 (1.69%) NetScaler
13 9 (1.69%) SMTP
14 8 (1.51%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (12.43%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.95%) Oracle Database
2 21 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (3.77%) Azure SQL Database
3 20 (3.77%) Big Data
4 19 (3.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (3.01%) Power BI
6 16 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
7 15 (2.82%) NoSQL
7 15 (2.82%) Redis
8 14 (2.64%) Relational Database
9 13 (2.45%) MongoDB
10 12 (2.26%) Data Lake
10 12 (2.26%) MySQL
10 12 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (1.88%) HBase
11 10 (1.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 9 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 65 (12.24%) Jenkins
2 47 (8.85%) Git (software)
3 40 (7.53%) Visual Studio Team System
4 19 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (3.39%) TeamCity
6 17 (3.20%) JIRA
6 17 (3.20%) Maven
7 16 (3.01%) Selenium
8 14 (2.64%) IBM UrbanCode
9 12 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
10 11 (2.07%) Bitbucket
11 10 (1.88%) CircleCI
11 10 (1.88%) Cucumber
11 10 (1.88%) Sonatype Nexus
11 10 (1.88%) Travis CI
11 10 (1.88%) Visual Studio
12 9 (1.69%) Artifactory
13 7 (1.32%) GitLab
13 7 (1.32%) SonarQube
14 6 (1.13%) Zephyr
General
1 124 (23.35%) Finance
2 55 (10.36%) Banking
3 30 (5.65%) Retail
4 18 (3.39%) Legal
5 16 (3.01%) Law
5 16 (3.01%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.88%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.32%) Billing
8 5 (0.94%) Games
9 4 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.56%) Marketing
10 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.38%) Electronics
11 2 (0.38%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 153 (28.81%) Architect
2 96 (18.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 60 (11.30%) Azure Engineer
4 56 (10.55%) Cloud Architect
5 50 (9.42%) Azure DevOps
6 46 (8.66%) Azure Architect
7 45 (8.47%) Solutions Architect
8 43 (8.10%) Developer
9 42 (7.91%) Consultant
10 40 (7.53%) Cloud Engineer
11 33 (6.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 24 (4.52%) Security Architect
13 23 (4.33%) AWS Engineer
14 21 (3.95%) Linux Engineer
15 19 (3.58%) Azure Consultant
16 17 (3.20%) AWS DevOps
16 17 (3.20%) Infrastructure Architect
16 17 (3.20%) Python Engineer
17 16 (3.01%) AWS Architect
17 16 (3.01%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (10.17%) JSON
2 44 (8.29%) .NET
3 36 (6.78%) Web Services
4 27 (5.08%) OAuth
5 25 (4.71%) SAML
6 23 (4.33%) Middleware
7 22 (4.14%) RESTful
8 18 (3.39%) LDAP
8 18 (3.39%) Node.js
9 16 (3.01%) Spring
10 15 (2.82%) CSS
10 15 (2.82%) Java EE
10 15 (2.82%) React
11 14 (2.64%) REST
12 13 (2.45%) HTML
13 12 (2.26%) OpenID
14 11 (2.07%) WebSockets
15 10 (1.88%) jQuery
15 10 (1.88%) Spring Boot
16 9 (1.69%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.79%) Public Cloud
2 49 (9.23%) Data Centre
3 34 (6.40%) Private Cloud
4 29 (5.46%) Hybrid Cloud
5 20 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.77%) PKI
6 19 (3.58%) Cloud Native
6 19 (3.58%) User Experience
7 18 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (2.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 12 (2.26%) Computer Science
9 12 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (1.88%) Enterprise Cloud
10 10 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.88%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.69%) Fintech
11 9 (1.69%) Replication
12 7 (1.32%) Clustering
12 7 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 151 (28.44%) Linux
2 140 (26.37%) Windows
3 62 (11.68%) Windows Server
4 45 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (5.84%) Unix
6 21 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (3.01%) Windows 10
8 9 (1.69%) VMS
9 8 (1.51%) CentOS
10 7 (1.32%) Ubuntu
10 7 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.13%) Android
11 6 (1.13%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.94%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.56%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.56%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.19%) Solaris
15 1 (0.19%) SUSE
15 1 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (34.84%) DevOps
2 159 (29.94%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (18.08%) Migration
4 59 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 51 (9.60%) Scrum
6 49 (9.23%) Analytics
6 49 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
7 44 (8.29%) Open Source
8 42 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 41 (7.72%) ITIL
10 38 (7.16%) Disaster Recovery
11 36 (6.78%) Kanban
12 35 (6.59%) Information Security
12 35 (6.59%) Microservices
12 35 (6.59%) Technical Architecture
13 34 (6.40%) SDLC
14 33 (6.21%) Waterfall
15 32 (6.03%) Continuous Delivery
16 31 (5.84%) Problem-Solving
16 31 (5.84%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 118 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 95 (17.89%) Python
3 90 (16.95%) SQL
4 78 (14.69%) Java
5 36 (6.78%) Perl
6 35 (6.59%) Ruby
7 32 (6.03%) Bash Shell
8 26 (4.90%) JavaScript
9 24 (4.52%) C#
10 21 (3.95%) Go
11 12 (2.26%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.07%) C
12 11 (2.07%) C++
13 6 (1.13%) SystemTap
14 5 (0.94%) Groovy
14 5 (0.94%) VB
15 4 (0.75%) PHP
15 4 (0.75%) R
15 4 (0.75%) Scala
15 4 (0.75%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (8.66%) Security Cleared
2 41 (7.72%) SC Cleared
3 29 (5.46%) Degree
4 20 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (2.45%) MCSE
7 12 (2.26%) CCNA
8 10 (1.88%) CISSP
9 9 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (1.32%) CISM
11 5 (0.94%) CCIE
11 5 (0.94%) CEH
11 5 (0.94%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.94%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 4 (0.75%) CISA
12 4 (0.75%) MCITP
12 4 (0.75%) MCSA
12 4 (0.75%) RHCE
12 4 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.20%) FedRAMP
2 15 (2.82%) QA
3 10 (1.88%) HIPAA
3 10 (1.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (1.69%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.69%) GDPR
4 9 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.13%) SLA
6 5 (0.94%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.38%) COBIT
7 2 (0.38%) PMO
8 1 (0.19%) HAZOP
8 1 (0.19%) HL7
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.19%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.19%) RMADS
System Software
1 107 (20.15%) Active Directory
2 92 (17.33%) Docker
3 50 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (5.08%) Hyper-V
5 23 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (4.33%) vSphere
6 13 (2.45%) Virtual Servers
7 11 (2.07%) XenApp
8 6 (1.13%) vCloud
8 6 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.94%) HDFS
9 5 (0.94%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.75%) KVM
10 4 (0.75%) LXC
10 4 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.75%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.56%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.38%) NFS
13 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 94 (17.70%) Ansible
2 70 (13.18%) Puppet
3 63 (11.86%) Kubernetes
4 62 (11.68%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (6.78%) Terraform
6 31 (5.84%) SCCM
7 25 (4.71%) Salt
8 22 (4.14%) Single Sign-On
9 19 (3.58%) SCOM
10 13 (2.45%) CASB
11 12 (2.26%) Microsoft Intune
12 11 (2.07%) Packer
13 10 (1.88%) Nagios
14 8 (1.51%) Microsoft Clustering
15 7 (1.32%) Consul
15 7 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
16 6 (1.13%) SCOrch
16 6 (1.13%) SELinux
17 5 (0.94%) Hadoop YARN
17 5 (0.94%) Oozie
Vendors
1 191 (35.97%) Microsoft
2 73 (13.75%) VMware
3 54 (10.17%) Oracle
4 37 (6.97%) Red Hat
5 36 (6.78%) Google
6 26 (4.90%) SaltStack
6 26 (4.90%) Splunk
7 25 (4.71%) Cisco
8 24 (4.52%) Citrix
9 15 (2.82%) AppDynamics
10 14 (2.64%) New Relic
11 11 (2.07%) IBM
12 10 (1.88%) Micro Focus
12 10 (1.88%) Okta
12 10 (1.88%) SAP
12 10 (1.88%) Tableau
13 8 (1.51%) CA
13 8 (1.51%) Symantec
14 7 (1.32%) Cloudera
15 6 (1.13%) F5