Period
to 24 March 2019

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 24 March 2019 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
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 194 240 247
Rank change year-on-year +46 +7 +134
Contract jobs citing IaaS 612 542 428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.44% 1.15% 1.06%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.00% 5.28% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 385 320
London median daily rate £538 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £355
90th Percentile £700 £680 £651
England median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.84% -4.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
London median hourly rate £52.00 £55.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +57.14% -65.00%
England median hourly rate £52.00 £35.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +48.57% -26.32% -52.50%

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 12,237 10,268 6,443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 28.70% 21.85% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,958 7,607 4,757
London median daily rate £525 £500 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%
10th Percentile £350 £318 £324
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 88 41
London median hourly rate £21.50 £26.78 £21.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.70% +27.32% -15.88%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £70.00 £57.88 £107.50
England median hourly rate £17.60 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 24 March 2019.

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 24 March 2019. 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 -1 87 £525 - 6
South London +22 30 £513 -12.77% 7
West London +6 22 £488 -4.88%
East London -33 6 £600 +45.45% 2
North London -8 3 £629 -
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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.

1 432 (70.59%) PaaS
2 424 (69.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 254 (41.50%) DevOps
4 218 (35.62%) Amazon AWS
5 200 (32.68%) SaaS
6 185 (30.23%) Microsoft
7 183 (29.90%) PowerShell
8 163 (26.63%) Windows
9 160 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
10 129 (21.08%) Linux
11 115 (18.79%) Active Directory
12 112 (18.30%) SQL
12 112 (18.30%) Migration
13 104 (16.99%) Finance
14 97 (15.85%) Firewall
15 93 (15.20%) Ansible
16 92 (15.03%) Jenkins
17 84 (13.73%) Visual Studio Team System
18 83 (13.56%) Java
18 83 (13.56%) Python
19 74 (12.09%) Security Cleared
20 73 (11.93%) Oracle
21 70 (11.44%) VMware
21 70 (11.44%) Office 365
22 67 (10.95%) Windows Server
23 64 (10.46%) Virtual Machines
23 64 (10.46%) Docker
24 60 (9.80%) Opscode Chef
24 60 (9.80%) Puppet
24 60 (9.80%) SQL 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 19 (3.10%) Skype for Business
2 17 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.61%) IIS
3 16 (2.61%) OpenStack
4 12 (1.96%) Confluence
4 12 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
5 11 (1.80%) WebLogic
6 9 (1.47%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.47%) Oracle Service Bus
7 6 (0.98%) Mule
8 5 (0.82%) Apache
8 5 (0.82%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.65%) JBoss
9 4 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.49%) CMS
10 3 (0.49%) Mule ESB
10 3 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.33%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 23 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.33%) SPSS
4 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (3.10%) Endur
2 8 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 432 (70.59%) PaaS
2 424 (69.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 218 (35.62%) Amazon AWS
4 200 (32.68%) SaaS
5 70 (11.44%) Office 365
6 54 (8.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 51 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 36 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
9 33 (5.39%) OpenShift
10 18 (2.94%) Datadog
11 14 (2.29%) Dynamics 365
12 12 (1.96%) Azure Data Factory
12 12 (1.96%) Stackdriver
13 10 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (1.63%) Serverless
14 6 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.82%) npm
16 4 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 97 (15.85%) Firewall
2 46 (7.52%) DNS
3 43 (7.03%) VPN
4 34 (5.56%) WAN
5 31 (5.07%) LAN
6 25 (4.08%) Network Security
7 24 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
7 24 (3.92%) SAN
8 20 (3.27%) Fibre Channel
8 20 (3.27%) iSCSI
9 16 (2.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (2.29%) DHCP
11 13 (2.12%) VLAN
12 11 (1.80%) Internet
13 10 (1.63%) Cisco Firepower
13 10 (1.63%) TCP/IP
14 9 (1.47%) BGP
14 9 (1.47%) OSPF
14 9 (1.47%) SSL
14 9 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 46 (7.52%) Azure SQL Database
3 37 (6.05%) Big Data
4 13 (2.12%) Data Lake
5 12 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (1.96%) NoSQL
5 12 (1.96%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.80%) Hadoop
7 10 (1.63%) BigQuery
7 10 (1.63%) Bigtable
8 9 (1.47%) Power BI
9 8 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (1.14%) MySQL
10 7 (1.14%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.98%) Apache Hive
11 6 (0.98%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 92 (15.03%) Jenkins
2 84 (13.73%) Visual Studio Team System
3 48 (7.84%) Git (software)
4 36 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (5.39%) Octopus Deploy
6 30 (4.90%) TeamCity
7 23 (3.76%) JIRA
8 22 (3.59%) Sonatype Nexus
9 16 (2.61%) Visual Studio
10 11 (1.80%) MSI
10 11 (1.80%) WiX
11 10 (1.63%) Bitbucket
12 9 (1.47%) ScriptRunner
13 6 (0.98%) Bower
13 6 (0.98%) Grunt
13 6 (0.98%) Maven
13 6 (0.98%) Selenium
13 6 (0.98%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.98%) Subversion
13 6 (0.98%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 104 (16.99%) Finance
2 45 (7.35%) Banking
3 26 (4.25%) Retail
4 15 (2.45%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.12%) Billing
5 13 (2.12%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.96%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.80%) Law
8 6 (0.98%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.82%) Games
9 5 (0.82%) Legal
10 3 (0.49%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.33%) Advertising
11 2 (0.33%) Electronics
11 2 (0.33%) Marketing
11 2 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 186 (30.39%) Architect
2 103 (16.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 80 (13.07%) Azure Engineer
4 75 (12.25%) Cloud Architect
5 69 (11.27%) Azure Architect
6 59 (9.64%) Consultant
7 56 (9.15%) Azure DevOps
8 46 (7.52%) Cloud Engineer
8 46 (7.52%) Solutions Architect
9 38 (6.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 34 (5.56%) Technical Architect
11 28 (4.58%) Analyst
11 28 (4.58%) Developer
12 26 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 23 (3.76%) Azure Consultant
13 23 (3.76%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 21 (3.43%) Security Engineer
15 20 (3.27%) Network Engineer
16 19 (3.10%) Cloud Consultant
17 18 (2.94%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (9.31%) JSON
2 56 (9.15%) .NET
3 41 (6.70%) Web Services
4 21 (3.43%) Middleware
5 19 (3.10%) RESTful
6 15 (2.45%) Spring
7 13 (2.12%) SOAP
8 12 (1.96%) HTML
8 12 (1.96%) OAuth
9 11 (1.80%) CSS
10 10 (1.63%) XML
11 9 (1.47%) SAML
12 8 (1.31%) Node.js
12 8 (1.31%) React
12 8 (1.31%) REST
12 8 (1.31%) Software Packaging
13 6 (0.98%) Kafka
13 6 (0.98%) OAuth2
13 6 (0.98%) SAP Basis
13 6 (0.98%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.84%) Public Cloud
2 45 (7.35%) Private Cloud
3 43 (7.03%) Hybrid Cloud
4 25 (4.08%) Data Centre
5 19 (3.10%) Clustering
6 14 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (2.29%) Hedge funds
7 12 (1.96%) Virtual Team
8 11 (1.80%) Cloud Native
9 10 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (1.14%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.98%) Enterprise Cloud
13 5 (0.82%) CLARiiON
13 5 (0.82%) Fintech
13 5 (0.82%) PKI
14 4 (0.65%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.65%) NHS
14 4 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 163 (26.63%) Windows
2 129 (21.08%) Linux
3 67 (10.95%) Windows Server
4 44 (7.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (5.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (4.58%) Unix
7 11 (1.80%) Windows 10
8 10 (1.63%) CentOS
9 9 (1.47%) VMS
9 9 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.31%) Mac OS X
10 8 (1.31%) Ubuntu
10 8 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.65%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.16%) Debian
12 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (41.50%) DevOps
2 160 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (18.30%) Migration
4 57 (9.31%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (8.33%) ITIL
6 43 (7.03%) Microservices
7 41 (6.70%) Continuous Delivery
8 38 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 37 (6.05%) Network Virtualisation
10 35 (5.72%) Data Protection
11 34 (5.56%) Load Balancing
11 34 (5.56%) Waterfall
12 31 (5.07%) Security Architecture
13 30 (4.90%) Configuration Management
13 30 (4.90%) Technical Architecture
14 29 (4.74%) Scrum
15 28 (4.58%) Analytics
16 27 (4.41%) Information Security
17 26 (4.25%) Cybersecurity
17 26 (4.25%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 183 (29.90%) PowerShell
2 112 (18.30%) SQL
3 83 (13.56%) Java
3 83 (13.56%) Python
4 41 (6.70%) Ruby
5 39 (6.37%) C#
6 30 (4.90%) JavaScript
7 16 (2.61%) VB
8 15 (2.45%) Bash Shell
8 15 (2.45%) Shell Script
9 12 (1.96%) Groovy
10 9 (1.47%) Perl
11 8 (1.31%) C++
11 8 (1.31%) Go
12 5 (0.82%) C
13 3 (0.49%) PHP
14 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.16%) Scala
15 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (12.09%) Security Cleared
2 60 (9.80%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.08%) AWS Certification
4 21 (3.43%) RHCE
5 19 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (3.10%) Degree
5 19 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (2.94%) MCSE
7 14 (2.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 11 (1.80%) CCNA
8 11 (1.80%) CISSP
9 9 (1.47%) CISM
9 9 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.31%) CISA
11 7 (1.14%) CCIE
11 7 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.14%) CRISC
12 6 (0.98%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.98%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.78%) QA
2 7 (1.14%) SLA
3 4 (0.65%) FedRAMP
3 4 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.49%) WCAG
5 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.33%) GDPR
5 2 (0.33%) PMO
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 115 (18.79%) Active Directory
2 64 (10.46%) Docker
2 64 (10.46%) Virtual Machines
3 40 (6.54%) Hyper-V
4 32 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (3.43%) XenApp
6 17 (2.78%) vSphere
7 6 (0.98%) vCloud
8 5 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (0.82%) HDFS
9 4 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.33%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.33%) NFS
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.33%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.33%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.16%) KVM
11 1 (0.16%) LXC
11 1 (0.16%) NDS
Systems Management
1 93 (15.20%) Ansible
2 60 (9.80%) Opscode Chef
2 60 (9.80%) Puppet
3 57 (9.31%) Kubernetes
4 48 (7.84%) Terraform
5 29 (4.74%) SCCM
6 20 (3.27%) SCOM
7 18 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
8 17 (2.78%) SCOrch
9 16 (2.61%) SELinux
10 15 (2.45%) Packer
11 14 (2.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 13 (2.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 13 (2.12%) Salt
13 10 (1.63%) QRadar
13 10 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
15 5 (0.82%) Hadoop YARN
15 5 (0.82%) Nagios
15 5 (0.82%) Oozie
Vendors
1 185 (30.23%) Microsoft
2 73 (11.93%) Oracle
3 70 (11.44%) VMware
4 59 (9.64%) Red Hat
5 58 (9.48%) Splunk
6 49 (8.01%) Cisco
7 46 (7.52%) Google
8 29 (4.74%) Citrix
8 29 (4.74%) ServiceNow
9 26 (4.25%) CheckPoint
10 21 (3.43%) AppDynamics
10 21 (3.43%) Salesforce.com
11 20 (3.27%) F5
12 19 (3.10%) Murex
12 19 (3.10%) OpenLink
13 18 (2.94%) Qualys
13 18 (2.94%) Symantec
14 13 (2.12%) Dell
15 12 (1.96%) SAP
16 11 (1.80%) EMC