Period
to 21 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 221 191 280
Rank change year-on-year -30 +89 -25
Contract jobs citing IaaS 341 662 453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.12% 1.50% 0.99%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.30% 5.34% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 437 309
London median daily rate £550 £525 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -1.87% +2.39%
10th Percentile £365 £412 £400
90th Percentile £724 £713 £675
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £80.00 £56.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +40.97% +62.14% +2.94%

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 10,323 12,404 9,536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.02% 28.06% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,399 9,094 7,160
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 82 88
London median hourly rate £22.93 £19.43 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.04% -14.62% -9.00%
10th Percentile £16.48 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £78.75 £62.40 £58.75
England median hourly rate £21.34 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +21.94% -7.89% -

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 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020. 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 +19 60 £581 +10.71% 31
East London +50 19 £700 +16.67% 6
West London +26 12 £325 -33.33% 7
South London +10 3 £500 -9.09% 6
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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.

1 252 (73.90%) Azure
2 236 (69.21%) PaaS
3 163 (47.80%) DevOps
4 150 (43.99%) Microsoft
5 125 (36.66%) SaaS
6 98 (28.74%) AWS
7 97 (28.45%) Windows
8 93 (27.27%) PowerShell
9 85 (24.93%) Active Directory
10 83 (24.34%) Migration
11 82 (24.05%) Finance
12 81 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
13 79 (23.17%) Ansible
14 62 (18.18%) SQL
15 61 (17.89%) Linux
16 58 (17.01%) Azure Active Directory
17 55 (16.13%) Python
18 54 (15.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 53 (15.54%) Kubernetes
20 50 (14.66%) DNS
20 50 (14.66%) Firewall
21 48 (14.08%) SQL Server
22 44 (12.90%) Terraform
23 43 (12.61%) Opscode Chef
24 42 (12.32%) Data Centre
25 41 (12.02%) Puppet
25 41 (12.02%) Office 365
26 39 (11.44%) Microservices
26 39 (11.44%) Infrastructure as Code
27 38 (11.14%) Windows Server

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 20 (5.87%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.93%) OpenStack
3 9 (2.64%) Skype for Business
4 8 (2.35%) IIS
5 4 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.88%) Apache
6 3 (0.88%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.88%) Confluence
6 3 (0.88%) Ethereum
6 3 (0.88%) Hyperledger
7 2 (0.59%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.59%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Distributed Ledger
1 3 (0.88%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.59%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.59%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.29%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 252 (73.90%) Azure
2 236 (69.21%) PaaS
3 125 (36.66%) SaaS
4 98 (28.74%) AWS
5 58 (17.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 41 (12.02%) Office 365
7 37 (10.85%) GCP
8 32 (9.38%) Serverless
9 26 (7.62%) OpenShift
10 18 (5.28%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (4.11%) Power Platform
12 13 (3.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 13 (3.81%) NuGet
13 12 (3.52%) GitHub
14 11 (3.23%) Azure Functions
15 8 (2.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 7 (2.05%) Datadog
17 6 (1.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 5 (1.47%) Slack
19 4 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (14.66%) DNS
1 50 (14.66%) Firewall
2 32 (9.38%) VPN
3 30 (8.80%) DHCP
4 21 (6.16%) Network Security
5 15 (4.40%) WAN
6 11 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (2.64%) LAN
8 8 (2.35%) Multicast
8 8 (2.35%) SAN
9 7 (2.05%) Kerberos
9 7 (2.05%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.76%) BGP
10 6 (1.76%) EIGRP
10 6 (1.76%) Skype
10 6 (1.76%) VXLAN
11 5 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (1.17%) HTTPS
12 4 (1.17%) NAS
12 4 (1.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.62%) Azure SQL Database
3 14 (4.11%) Power BI
4 10 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (2.93%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.64%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.64%) RDBMS
6 8 (2.35%) Big Data
6 8 (2.35%) Data Lake
6 8 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.35%) MySQL
6 8 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.05%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.76%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.47%) Cosmos DB
9 5 (1.47%) Redis
9 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.88%) HBase
10 3 (0.88%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 36 (10.56%) Git (software)
2 30 (8.80%) Jenkins
3 22 (6.45%) Visual Studio Team System
4 15 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (4.11%) JIRA
5 14 (4.11%) Octopus Deploy
5 14 (4.11%) TeamCity
6 10 (2.93%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (2.05%) GitLab
8 6 (1.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (1.76%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.88%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.88%) Maven
9 3 (0.88%) Subversion
10 2 (0.59%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.59%) MSI
10 2 (0.59%) WiX
11 1 (0.29%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.29%) WebLogic Workshop
11 1 (0.29%) Zephyr
General
1 82 (24.05%) Finance
2 19 (5.57%) Marketing
3 17 (4.99%) Banking
4 13 (3.81%) Public Sector
5 9 (2.64%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.35%) Retail
7 7 (2.05%) Advertising
7 7 (2.05%) Electronics
7 7 (2.05%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.76%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.47%) Back Office
10 3 (0.88%) Billing
11 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.29%) Front Office
12 1 (0.29%) German Language
12 1 (0.29%) Legal
12 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 100 (29.33%) Architect
2 55 (16.13%) Azure Engineer
2 55 (16.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 41 (12.02%) Azure Architect
4 32 (9.38%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 30 (8.80%) Cloud Architect
5 30 (8.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 27 (7.92%) Azure DevOps
7 25 (7.33%) Consultant
8 24 (7.04%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (5.57%) Cloud Engineer
10 18 (5.28%) Developer
10 18 (5.28%) Security Architect
11 15 (4.40%) AWS Engineer
12 13 (3.81%) Technical Architect
13 11 (3.23%) Cloud Consultant
13 11 (3.23%) Lead Architect
14 10 (2.93%) Windows Engineer
15 9 (2.64%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
15 9 (2.64%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.85%) .NET
2 24 (7.04%) JSON
2 24 (7.04%) Web Services
3 23 (6.74%) OAuth
4 20 (5.87%) SAML
5 19 (5.57%) YAML
6 15 (4.40%) REST
7 14 (4.11%) OpenID
8 12 (3.52%) .NET Core
8 12 (3.52%) Django
9 10 (2.93%) ASP.NET
10 9 (2.64%) AngularJS
10 9 (2.64%) XML
11 8 (2.35%) ADO
11 8 (2.35%) RESTful
12 5 (1.47%) .NET Framework
12 5 (1.47%) Java EE
12 5 (1.47%) React
12 5 (1.47%) Velocity
13 4 (1.17%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.32%) Data Centre
2 33 (9.68%) Public Cloud
3 23 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.87%) Cloud Native
5 16 (4.69%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.35%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (2.35%) PKI
9 7 (2.05%) Private Cloud
9 7 (2.05%) Replication
10 6 (1.76%) Clustering
11 5 (1.47%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.47%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.47%) Social Media
12 4 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (1.17%) N-Tier
12 4 (1.17%) User Experience
12 4 (1.17%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 97 (28.45%) Windows
2 61 (17.89%) Linux
3 38 (11.14%) Windows Server
4 24 (7.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (4.40%) Windows 10
6 10 (2.93%) Unix
7 7 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.47%) VMS
9 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.59%) CentOS
11 1 (0.29%) Solaris
11 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (47.80%) DevOps
2 83 (24.34%) Migration
3 81 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (15.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 39 (11.44%) Infrastructure as Code
5 39 (11.44%) Microservices
6 37 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (7.04%) Analytics
7 24 (7.04%) Continuous Delivery
8 23 (6.74%) Configuration Management
9 22 (6.45%) Scrum
9 22 (6.45%) Waterfall
10 21 (6.16%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (5.57%) ITIL
11 19 (5.57%) Software Engineering
12 18 (5.28%) Infrastructure Automation
13 17 (4.99%) SIEM
13 17 (4.99%) Test Automation
14 16 (4.69%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 93 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 62 (18.18%) SQL
3 55 (16.13%) Python
4 37 (10.85%) Java
5 28 (8.21%) Bash Shell
6 26 (7.62%) C#
7 22 (6.45%) Ruby
8 20 (5.87%) JavaScript
9 19 (5.57%) Perl
10 13 (3.81%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.64%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.76%) C
12 6 (1.76%) Tcl
13 4 (1.17%) C++
14 3 (0.88%) Go
15 2 (0.59%) Groovy
15 2 (0.59%) PHP
16 1 (0.29%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 23 (6.74%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.16%) Degree
3 13 (3.81%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.05%) CISSP
6 7 (2.05%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.76%) CISM
7 6 (1.76%) TOGAF Certification
8 5 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.17%) CCNA
9 4 (1.17%) CEH
10 3 (0.88%) MCSA
10 3 (0.88%) MCSE
11 2 (0.59%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.59%) MCTS
11 2 (0.59%) OCPJP
11 2 (0.59%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.59%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.52%) GDPR
2 8 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.17%) NIST
4 2 (0.59%) NCSC
4 2 (0.59%) NIST 800
4 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.59%) QA
5 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 85 (24.93%) Active Directory
2 37 (10.85%) Docker
3 24 (7.04%) Virtual Machines
4 22 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (5.87%) vSphere
6 19 (5.57%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.88%) HDFS
8 3 (0.88%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.88%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.88%) XenApp
9 2 (0.59%) KVM
9 2 (0.59%) NFS
9 2 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.29%) SRDF
10 1 (0.29%) UAG
10 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 79 (23.17%) Ansible
2 53 (15.54%) Kubernetes
3 44 (12.90%) Terraform
4 43 (12.61%) Opscode Chef
5 41 (12.02%) Puppet
6 17 (4.99%) Salt
7 14 (4.11%) Single Sign-On
8 13 (3.81%) SCCM
9 12 (3.52%) SCOM
10 10 (2.93%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (1.47%) CASB
12 5 (1.47%) SCOrch
12 5 (1.47%) WSUS
13 4 (1.17%) CA Single Sign-On
13 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 4 (1.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 3 (0.88%) Hadoop YARN
14 3 (0.88%) Oozie
14 3 (0.88%) Packer
Vendors
1 150 (43.99%) Microsoft
2 38 (11.14%) VMware
3 28 (8.21%) Google
4 21 (6.16%) Cisco
5 20 (5.87%) Splunk
6 14 (4.11%) Oracle
6 14 (4.11%) Red Hat
7 13 (3.81%) SAP
8 11 (3.23%) SaltStack
9 9 (2.64%) Citrix
10 8 (2.35%) Tableau
11 7 (2.05%) HP
11 7 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.76%) Arista
12 6 (1.76%) Intel
12 6 (1.76%) TOWER Software
13 5 (1.47%) Meraki
13 5 (1.47%) MuleSoft
13 5 (1.47%) NetApp
13 5 (1.47%) Zscaler