Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 256 246 378
Rank change year-on-year -10 +132 +57
Contract jobs citing IaaS 461 428 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.99% 1.03% 0.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.95% 6.95% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 319 162
London median daily rate £536 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.14% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £400 £364 £363
90th Percentile £675 £650 £723
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
London median hourly rate - £35.00 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -65.00% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £100.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -66.00% -

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 9,314 6,155 3,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.97% 14.81% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,982 4,528 2,815
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 45 37
London median hourly rate £25.80 £25.00 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.19% +15.53% -17.56%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.87 £10.30
90th Percentile £58.75 £145.00 £40.85
England median hourly rate £18.63 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year -1.97% -12.20% -3.82%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -58 63 £518 -1.43% 27
West London -13 22 £513 +7.89% 8
South London -18 16 £563 +40.63% 2
North London - 4 £525 - 1
East London -15 2 £443 -3.01% 6
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 304 (65.94%) PaaS
2 240 (52.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 208 (45.12%) Amazon AWS
4 198 (42.95%) DevOps
5 191 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
6 182 (39.48%) SaaS
7 128 (27.77%) Microsoft
8 97 (21.04%) Jenkins
9 94 (20.39%) Docker
10 93 (20.17%) Python
11 92 (19.96%) Linux
11 92 (19.96%) Ansible
12 89 (19.31%) Java
13 81 (17.57%) Finance
14 78 (16.92%) Windows
15 77 (16.70%) Git (software)
16 70 (15.18%) Configuration Management
17 66 (14.32%) PowerShell
18 63 (13.67%) Web Services
19 60 (13.02%) Continuous Integration
20 56 (12.15%) SDLC
21 55 (11.93%) Office 365
22 53 (11.50%) Opscode Chef
22 53 (11.50%) VMware
23 52 (11.28%) Public Cloud
24 50 (10.85%) Migration
25 49 (10.63%) SQL
26 46 (9.98%) Firewall
26 46 (9.98%) Continuous Delivery
27 44 (9.54%) Active Directory

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 35 (7.59%) OpenStack
2 19 (4.12%) Skype for Business
3 13 (2.82%) Cloud Foundry
3 13 (2.82%) Confluence
4 12 (2.60%) IIS
5 10 (2.17%) Apache
5 10 (2.17%) MS Exchange
5 10 (2.17%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.52%) Mule
7 6 (1.30%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.30%) Mule ESB
8 5 (1.08%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.87%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.65%) CMS
10 3 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.43%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.43%) JBoss
11 2 (0.43%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 5 (1.08%) HipChat
1 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.43%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.43%) Primavera
3 2 (0.43%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 304 (65.94%) PaaS
2 240 (52.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 208 (45.12%) Amazon AWS
4 182 (39.48%) SaaS
5 55 (11.93%) Office 365
6 31 (6.72%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (5.86%) npm
8 24 (5.21%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (4.12%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (3.04%) CloudBees
10 14 (3.04%) iPaaS
11 12 (2.60%) Slack
12 10 (2.17%) GitHub
12 10 (2.17%) Trello
13 8 (1.74%) SuccessFactors
14 7 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
15 6 (1.30%) IBM Cloud
16 5 (1.08%) Amazon S3
16 5 (1.08%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 46 (9.98%) Firewall
2 39 (8.46%) VPN
3 38 (8.24%) WAN
4 37 (8.03%) DNS
4 37 (8.03%) LAN
5 30 (6.51%) Network Security
6 19 (4.12%) Skype
7 18 (3.90%) Internet
8 17 (3.69%) TCP/IP
9 13 (2.82%) DHCP
9 13 (2.82%) SSL
10 11 (2.39%) NetScaler
10 11 (2.39%) SAN
11 10 (2.17%) VLAN
12 9 (1.95%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (1.74%) MPLS
14 7 (1.52%) SMTP
15 6 (1.30%) FTP
15 6 (1.30%) Software-Defined Networking
15 6 (1.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.42%) NoSQL
2 18 (3.90%) Big Data
2 18 (3.90%) SQL Server
3 16 (3.47%) Azure SQL Database
4 13 (2.82%) Hadoop
5 10 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.95%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.52%) MySQL
9 5 (1.08%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.08%) Redis
9 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.87%) Power BI
10 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 97 (21.04%) Jenkins
2 77 (16.70%) Git (software)
3 28 (6.07%) Grunt
4 27 (5.86%) gulp
5 26 (5.64%) JIRA
6 23 (4.99%) Bitbucket
6 23 (4.99%) Maven
7 22 (4.77%) webpack
8 21 (4.56%) SonarQube
9 17 (3.69%) Artifactory
10 12 (2.60%) git-flow
11 11 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (1.95%) Gradle
13 8 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (1.52%) JUnit
14 7 (1.52%) TeamCity
14 7 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (1.30%) Bower
15 6 (1.30%) GCC
16 5 (1.08%) Vagrant
General
1 81 (17.57%) Finance
2 33 (7.16%) Banking
3 23 (4.99%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.34%) Retail
5 17 (3.69%) Billing
6 14 (3.04%) Legal
6 14 (3.04%) Marketing
7 9 (1.95%) Law
8 8 (1.74%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.30%) Back Office
10 5 (1.08%) Advertising
10 5 (1.08%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.08%) Music Industry
11 4 (0.87%) Electronics
11 4 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.43%) Front Office
12 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Automotive
13 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 149 (32.32%) Architect
2 73 (15.84%) DevOps Engineer
3 61 (13.23%) Cloud Architect
4 50 (10.85%) Solutions Architect
5 43 (9.33%) Developer
6 40 (8.68%) Cloud Engineer
6 40 (8.68%) Consultant
7 34 (7.38%) Azure Architect
7 34 (7.38%) Azure Engineer
8 31 (6.72%) AWS Engineer
8 31 (6.72%) Security Architect
9 26 (5.64%) Azure Consultant
10 24 (5.21%) AWS DevOps
11 22 (4.77%) JavaScript Developer
12 21 (4.56%) HTML Developer
12 21 (4.56%) UI Developer
13 20 (4.34%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 19 (4.12%) Analyst
15 18 (3.90%) AWS Architect
16 16 (3.47%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (13.67%) Web Services
2 43 (9.33%) Middleware
3 28 (6.07%) HTML
4 27 (5.86%) AngularJS
5 26 (5.64%) CSS
5 26 (5.64%) HTML5
6 24 (5.21%) React
7 21 (4.56%) LESS
7 21 (4.56%) Vue (Vue.js)
8 20 (4.34%) Java EE
9 19 (4.12%) RESTful
10 16 (3.47%) .NET
10 16 (3.47%) REST
10 16 (3.47%) Spring
11 15 (3.25%) JSON
12 13 (2.82%) Node.js
13 11 (2.39%) XML
14 9 (1.95%) SAML
14 9 (1.95%) SOAP
15 8 (1.74%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.28%) Public Cloud
2 42 (9.11%) Data Centre
3 36 (7.81%) Hybrid Cloud
4 28 (6.07%) Private Cloud
5 23 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (4.99%) Enterprise Cloud
6 21 (4.56%) Virtual Team
7 16 (3.47%) Derivative
7 16 (3.47%) Equity Derivative
8 14 (3.04%) Cloud Native
8 14 (3.04%) Management Information System
9 13 (2.82%) Cyberthreat
10 10 (2.17%) Cyberattack
10 10 (2.17%) Mobile App
10 10 (2.17%) PKI
11 8 (1.74%) Equities
11 8 (1.74%) Taxonomies
12 7 (1.52%) EMC VNX
12 7 (1.52%) User Experience
13 6 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 92 (19.96%) Linux
2 78 (16.92%) Windows
3 43 (9.33%) Windows Server
4 21 (4.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (3.90%) Unix
6 9 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.52%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.30%) CentOS
9 6 (1.30%) Solaris
9 6 (1.30%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.08%) VMS
11 4 (0.87%) Android
11 4 (0.87%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.87%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.65%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.43%) Debian
13 2 (0.43%) SmartOS
14 1 (0.22%) AIX
14 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (42.95%) DevOps
2 191 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (15.18%) Configuration Management
4 60 (13.02%) Continuous Integration
5 56 (12.15%) SDLC
6 50 (10.85%) Migration
7 46 (9.98%) Continuous Delivery
8 41 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 39 (8.46%) Scrum
10 36 (7.81%) TOGAF
10 36 (7.81%) UML
11 35 (7.59%) OO
12 34 (7.38%) Open Source
13 33 (7.16%) Microservices
14 32 (6.94%) Test Automation
15 31 (6.72%) SOA
16 30 (6.51%) Cybersecurity
16 30 (6.51%) Enterprise Architecture
16 30 (6.51%) Mentoring
17 28 (6.07%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 93 (20.17%) Python
2 89 (19.31%) Java
3 66 (14.32%) PowerShell
4 49 (10.63%) SQL
5 42 (9.11%) JavaScript
6 39 (8.46%) C#
7 34 (7.38%) Ruby
8 22 (4.77%) ES6
9 21 (4.56%) TypeScript
10 17 (3.69%) Perl
11 16 (3.47%) Bash Shell
12 12 (2.60%) Go
13 10 (2.17%) Bourne shell
13 10 (2.17%) Groovy
14 9 (1.95%) PHP
15 6 (1.30%) C
15 6 (1.30%) Scala
16 5 (1.08%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.87%) C++
17 4 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (9.11%) Security Cleared
2 31 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.07%) CISSP
4 17 (3.69%) Degree
5 15 (3.25%) SANS
6 12 (2.60%) CEH
7 11 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (2.39%) CISM
8 8 (1.74%) CCIE
8 8 (1.74%) CISA
8 8 (1.74%) CREST Certified
8 8 (1.74%) GIAC
8 8 (1.74%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (1.08%) AWS Certification
9 5 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.08%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.87%) CCNP
10 4 (0.87%) MCSE
11 3 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (2.82%) QA
3 11 (2.39%) PCI DSS
4 10 (2.17%) GAAP
5 9 (1.95%) GDPR
6 7 (1.52%) GCP
7 5 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.87%) PA-DSS
8 4 (0.87%) SAS 70
9 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.43%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.43%) PMO
10 1 (0.22%) COBIT
10 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.22%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.22%) SEPA
System Software
1 94 (20.39%) Docker
2 44 (9.54%) Active Directory
3 36 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (3.47%) Hyper-V
5 15 (3.25%) XenApp
6 11 (2.39%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.30%) vCloud
9 5 (1.08%) NFS
10 4 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.87%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.87%) vSphere
11 2 (0.43%) flannel
11 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.22%) HDFS
12 1 (0.22%) LXC
12 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.22%) UAG
12 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 92 (19.96%) Ansible
2 53 (11.50%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (9.33%) Puppet
4 28 (6.07%) Kubernetes
5 18 (3.90%) Terraform
6 17 (3.69%) Nagios
6 17 (3.69%) Rancher
7 12 (2.60%) ZABBIX
8 9 (1.95%) Salt
9 7 (1.52%) SCOM
9 7 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (1.08%) Packer
10 5 (1.08%) vMotion
11 4 (0.87%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.65%) Prometheus
13 2 (0.43%) AirWatch
13 2 (0.43%) Mesos
13 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 128 (27.77%) Microsoft
2 53 (11.50%) VMware
3 30 (6.51%) Oracle
4 27 (5.86%) Citrix
5 24 (5.21%) Google
6 21 (4.56%) Cisco
6 21 (4.56%) Red Hat
7 20 (4.34%) SAP
8 14 (3.04%) Rackspace
9 13 (2.82%) F5
9 13 (2.82%) IBM
10 11 (2.39%) Palo Alto
11 10 (2.17%) CheckPoint
11 10 (2.17%) EMC
11 10 (2.17%) ServiceNow
11 10 (2.17%) Splunk
12 8 (1.74%) Dell
12 8 (1.74%) Workday
13 7 (1.52%) SaltStack
13 7 (1.52%) Symantec