Period
to 5 March 2021

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 5 March 2021 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
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 164 235 194
Rank change year-on-year +71 -41 +50
Contract jobs citing IaaS 327 298 648
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.63% 1.06% 1.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.31% 3.11% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 199 466
Median daily rate £500 £550 £531
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.53% -3.41%
10th Percentile £390 £369 £413
90th Percentile £700 £700 £713
England median daily rate £500 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £59.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +372.00% - -
England median hourly rate £48.00 £80.00 £56.75
% change year-on-year -40.00% +40.97% +3.18%

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 7,583 9,591 12,832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.71% 34.18% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,525 7,115 9,522
Median daily rate £520 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £340
90th Percentile £688 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 71 65
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.93 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.39% +20.68% -26.35%
10th Percentile £20.00 £16.63 £12.50
90th Percentile £68.07 £78.75 £42.34
Median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.50% +14.29% -2.78%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in London

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IaaS in London.

Daily rate trend for IaaS in London

IaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IaaS in London over the 6 months to 5 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for IaaS in London

IaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IaaS in London.

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 5 March 2021. 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 +77 43 £575 -4.17% 43
West London +36 7 £425 +30.77% 7
South London +49 6 £340 -32.00% 2
North London - 1 - -
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2021, 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.

1 235 (71.87%) PaaS
2 214 (65.44%) Azure
3 132 (40.37%) DevOps
4 114 (34.86%) AWS
5 99 (30.28%) Microsoft
6 94 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
7 92 (28.13%) SaaS
8 80 (24.46%) Windows
9 74 (22.63%) Terraform
10 71 (21.71%) GCP
11 69 (21.10%) Finance
12 63 (19.27%) PowerShell
12 63 (19.27%) Kubernetes
13 61 (18.65%) Linux
14 59 (18.04%) Python
15 56 (17.13%) Active Directory
15 56 (17.13%) Microservices
15 56 (17.13%) Docker
16 49 (14.98%) Google
17 44 (13.46%) Data Centre
17 44 (13.46%) Jenkins
17 44 (13.46%) Security Cleared
17 44 (13.46%) Java
18 43 (13.15%) Migration
18 43 (13.15%) VMware
18 43 (13.15%) SC Cleared
18 43 (13.15%) Public Cloud
19 42 (12.84%) Ansible
19 42 (12.84%) Microsoft 365
20 40 (12.23%) SQL

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 12 (3.67%) Cloud Foundry
1 12 (3.67%) Confluence
2 11 (3.36%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.53%) Apache
3 5 (1.53%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.53%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.22%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.92%) nginx
5 3 (0.92%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.92%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.61%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.61%) Mule
7 1 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.31%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 6 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 235 (71.87%) PaaS
2 214 (65.44%) Azure
3 114 (34.86%) AWS
4 92 (28.13%) SaaS
5 71 (21.71%) GCP
6 42 (12.84%) Microsoft 365
7 33 (10.09%) Serverless
8 25 (7.65%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (5.50%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (4.89%) GitHub
11 10 (3.06%) Boomi
11 10 (3.06%) OpenShift
12 9 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (2.75%) Azure Data Factory
12 9 (2.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 8 (2.45%) Amazon ECS
13 8 (2.45%) Amazon ELB
13 8 (2.45%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (2.14%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.70%) Firewall
2 29 (8.87%) WAN
3 24 (7.34%) DNS
4 18 (5.50%) VPN
5 17 (5.20%) LAN
6 16 (4.89%) Internet
7 14 (4.28%) DMZ
7 14 (4.28%) SAN
8 12 (3.67%) Wireless
9 10 (3.06%) DHCP
9 10 (3.06%) NAS
9 10 (3.06%) Network Security
10 9 (2.75%) Intranet
10 9 (2.75%) TCP/IP
11 8 (2.45%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (2.14%) HTTP
12 7 (2.14%) Multicast
13 6 (1.83%) Skype
14 5 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (1.53%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.70%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.03%) Azure SQL Database
3 17 (5.20%) MongoDB
4 14 (4.28%) Hadoop
5 10 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (2.75%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.75%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.45%) Big Data
8 7 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (1.53%) Cosmos DB
9 5 (1.53%) Power BI
9 5 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.22%) HBase
10 4 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.92%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.92%) DB2
11 3 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.61%) BigQuery
12 2 (0.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 44 (13.46%) Jenkins
2 36 (11.01%) Git (software)
3 15 (4.59%) JIRA
4 10 (3.06%) Bitbucket
4 10 (3.06%) GitLab
4 10 (3.06%) SonarQube
5 9 (2.75%) Maven
6 8 (2.45%) Cypress.io
6 8 (2.45%) Selenium
7 7 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (2.14%) Subversion
8 6 (1.83%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.83%) Gradle
8 6 (1.83%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (1.83%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.53%) JMeter
9 5 (1.53%) Mocha
9 5 (1.53%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.53%) webpack
10 4 (1.22%) JUnit
General
1 69 (21.10%) Finance
2 36 (11.01%) Banking
3 28 (8.56%) Public Sector
4 16 (4.89%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.36%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.06%) Electronics
6 10 (3.06%) Marketing
7 8 (2.45%) Retail
8 4 (1.22%) Law
9 3 (0.92%) Billing
9 3 (0.92%) International Banking
9 3 (0.92%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.92%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.61%) Advertising
10 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.61%) Legal
10 2 (0.61%) Local Government
10 2 (0.61%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Front Office
11 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 105 (32.11%) Architect
2 47 (14.37%) Azure Engineer
3 42 (12.84%) DevOps Engineer
4 34 (10.40%) Developer
5 30 (9.17%) Solutions Architect
6 25 (7.65%) Azure Architect
7 22 (6.73%) Cloud Architect
8 20 (6.12%) Consultant
9 17 (5.20%) C# Developer
10 14 (4.28%) Cloud Engineer
11 13 (3.98%) AWS Architect
11 13 (3.98%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 12 (3.67%) Security Architect
13 11 (3.36%) Azure DevOps
13 11 (3.36%) Enterprise Architect
13 11 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (2.75%) Lead Architect
14 9 (2.75%) Senior Architect
14 9 (2.75%) Senior DevOps
14 9 (2.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.70%) .NET
2 27 (8.26%) JSON
3 24 (7.34%) Node.js
4 22 (6.73%) REST
5 20 (6.12%) Web Services
6 16 (4.89%) CSS
7 15 (4.59%) HTML
8 13 (3.98%) .NET Core
8 13 (3.98%) Spring
9 10 (3.06%) YAML
10 9 (2.75%) Vue.js
11 8 (2.45%) AngularJS
12 7 (2.14%) Ember.js
12 7 (2.14%) LDAP
12 7 (2.14%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (2.14%) Task Parallel Library
12 7 (2.14%) XML
13 6 (1.83%) ASP.NET
13 6 (1.83%) EDI
13 6 (1.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 44 (13.46%) Data Centre
2 43 (13.15%) Public Cloud
3 29 (8.87%) Hybrid Cloud
4 26 (7.95%) Cloud Native
5 15 (4.59%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.59%) Private Cloud
5 15 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (4.28%) Credit Risk
7 12 (3.67%) PKI
8 9 (2.75%) Replication
9 8 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (2.45%) Cybercrime
10 7 (2.14%) AS400
10 7 (2.14%) Enterprise Cloud
11 6 (1.83%) Clustering
11 6 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.83%) iPad
11 6 (1.83%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.83%) User Experience
12 5 (1.53%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 80 (24.46%) Windows
2 61 (18.65%) Linux
3 24 (7.34%) Windows Server
4 15 (4.59%) Unix
5 12 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (3.36%) Solaris
6 11 (3.36%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.14%) Apple iOS
8 7 (2.14%) VMS
8 7 (2.14%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (1.83%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.53%) Android
11 4 (1.22%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.92%) Debian
12 3 (0.92%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.92%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.92%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (40.37%) DevOps
2 94 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (17.13%) Microservices
4 43 (13.15%) Migration
5 39 (11.93%) Infrastructure as Code
6 35 (10.70%) Configuration Management
7 31 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (8.87%) Test Automation
9 28 (8.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 26 (7.95%) Software Engineering
11 25 (7.65%) Security Architecture
12 24 (7.34%) High Availability
12 24 (7.34%) Scrum
12 24 (7.34%) TDD
13 23 (7.03%) Enterprise Architecture
14 22 (6.73%) Information Security
15 21 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
16 18 (5.50%) IT Strategy
17 17 (5.20%) SIEM
17 17 (5.20%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 63 (19.27%) PowerShell
2 59 (18.04%) Python
3 44 (13.46%) Java
4 40 (12.23%) SQL
5 29 (8.87%) Bash Shell
6 28 (8.56%) C#
7 26 (7.95%) JavaScript
8 15 (4.59%) Ruby
9 11 (3.36%) Go
10 7 (2.14%) C
10 7 (2.14%) Perl
11 6 (1.83%) Kotlin
12 5 (1.53%) Ada
12 5 (1.53%) Java 8
13 4 (1.22%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.92%) C++
14 3 (0.92%) PHP
15 2 (0.61%) AWK
15 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 43 (13.15%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.36%) CISSP
4 10 (3.06%) Degree
4 10 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.45%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.53%) PMP
7 4 (1.22%) CISA
7 4 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.22%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.92%) CAPM
8 3 (0.92%) CISM
8 3 (0.92%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.92%) FFIEC
8 3 (0.92%) RHCE
8 3 (0.92%) RHCSA
8 3 (0.92%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 3 (0.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 2 (0.61%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.36%) GDPR
1 11 (3.36%) NIST
2 10 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.06%) QA
3 8 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (1.83%) SLA
5 5 (1.53%) HIPAA
6 4 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.92%) Basel III
7 3 (0.92%) NIST 800
7 3 (0.92%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.31%) GMP
8 1 (0.31%) NCSC
8 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 56 (17.13%) Active Directory
1 56 (17.13%) Docker
2 36 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.59%) Hyper-V
4 14 (4.28%) vSphere
5 7 (2.14%) Xen
6 6 (1.83%) KVM
6 6 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.53%) NFS
7 5 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.92%) SRDF
8 3 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.61%) Firmware
9 2 (0.61%) OCFS2
9 2 (0.61%) Postfix
9 2 (0.61%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.61%) qmail
9 2 (0.61%) Samba
Systems Management
1 74 (22.63%) Terraform
2 63 (19.27%) Kubernetes
3 42 (12.84%) Ansible
4 28 (8.56%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (5.81%) Puppet
6 13 (3.98%) vRealize
7 9 (2.75%) Tivoli
7 9 (2.75%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 8 (2.45%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (2.45%) Packer
8 8 (2.45%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (1.53%) Consul
9 5 (1.53%) SCOM
10 4 (1.22%) Grafana
10 4 (1.22%) Prometheus
10 4 (1.22%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.92%) Icinga
11 3 (0.92%) QRadar
11 3 (0.92%) SCCM
11 3 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 99 (30.28%) Microsoft
2 49 (14.98%) Google
3 43 (13.15%) VMware
4 26 (7.95%) Oracle
5 23 (7.03%) Cisco
6 17 (5.20%) Red Hat
7 14 (4.28%) Dell
7 14 (4.28%) IBM
7 14 (4.28%) SAP
8 10 (3.06%) CA
8 10 (3.06%) EMC
8 10 (3.06%) Splunk
9 9 (2.75%) BMC
9 9 (2.75%) HP
10 7 (2.14%) MuleSoft
11 6 (1.83%) Citrix
11 6 (1.83%) F5
11 6 (1.83%) New Relic
11 6 (1.83%) Palo Alto
11 6 (1.83%) SolarWinds