Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 191 216 249
Rank change year-on-year +25 +33 +58
Contract jobs citing IaaS 182 468 507
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.35% 1.22% 1.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.88% 3.76% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 318 356
Median daily rate £500 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% -3.76%
10th Percentile £363 £404 £404
90th Percentile £660 £725 £688
England median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £80.00 -
% change year-on-year -56.25% - -

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 4,694 12,453 11,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.73% 32.53% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,302 8,888 8,775
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
90th Percentile £725 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £478
% change year-on-year - +4.71% +3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 112 80
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -3.37% +3.49%
10th Percentile £21.05 £17.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.35 £66.83 £78.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +55.56% +20.00% -6.25%

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 1 October 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing IaaS in London over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 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 +94 33 £515 -1.90% 29
South London +45 8 £370 -37.95% 2
West London +47 4 £425 +6.25% 2
East London +19 1 - - 4
North London +19 1 £550 -
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 129 (70.88%) Azure
2 127 (69.78%) PaaS
3 77 (42.31%) DevOps
4 61 (33.52%) SaaS
5 57 (31.32%) Microsoft
6 53 (29.12%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (28.02%) Windows
8 43 (23.63%) AWS
9 38 (20.88%) Migration
9 38 (20.88%) Terraform
10 36 (19.78%) Finance
11 35 (19.23%) Firewall
11 35 (19.23%) Active Directory
12 33 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (17.58%) PowerShell
13 32 (17.58%) Java
14 30 (16.48%) Microservices
14 30 (16.48%) Kubernetes
15 29 (15.93%) GCP
15 29 (15.93%) Office 365
15 29 (15.93%) Security Cleared
15 29 (15.93%) DNS
16 27 (14.84%) Data Centre
17 26 (14.29%) Docker
17 26 (14.29%) Jenkins
17 26 (14.29%) SC Cleared
18 24 (13.19%) Ansible
18 24 (13.19%) Python
18 24 (13.19%) Infrastructure as Code
19 23 (12.64%) Linux

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 7 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.75%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.20%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.10%) Apache
4 2 (1.10%) CMS
4 2 (1.10%) Confluence
4 2 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.55%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.55%) JBoss
5 1 (0.55%) nginx
5 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 129 (70.88%) Azure
2 127 (69.78%) PaaS
3 61 (33.52%) SaaS
4 43 (23.63%) AWS
5 29 (15.93%) GCP
5 29 (15.93%) Office 365
6 15 (8.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (6.59%) GitHub
9 7 (3.85%) Serverless
10 4 (2.20%) Apigee
10 4 (2.20%) OpenShift
10 4 (2.20%) Power Platform
11 3 (1.65%) Akamai
11 3 (1.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (1.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 3 (1.65%) OneDrive
11 3 (1.65%) Stackdriver
11 3 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (1.10%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 35 (19.23%) Firewall
2 29 (15.93%) DNS
3 20 (10.99%) VPN
4 15 (8.24%) Internet
4 15 (8.24%) WAN
5 14 (7.69%) DMZ
6 11 (6.04%) Intranet
6 11 (6.04%) Wireless
7 10 (5.49%) DHCP
8 8 (4.40%) Kerberos
8 8 (4.40%) TCP/IP
9 5 (2.75%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (2.75%) SAN
9 5 (2.75%) Skype
10 3 (1.65%) LAN
10 3 (1.65%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.65%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (1.10%) HTTP
12 1 (0.55%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.55%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
2 7 (3.85%) Big Data
2 7 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.20%) GIS
3 4 (2.20%) MySQL
3 4 (2.20%) Power BI
3 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.65%) BigQuery
4 3 (1.65%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.55%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 14 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.40%) GitLab
4 7 (3.85%) Cucumber
4 7 (3.85%) Cypress.io
4 7 (3.85%) Jasmine
4 7 (3.85%) Subversion
4 7 (3.85%) WebDriver
5 5 (2.75%) SonarQube
6 4 (2.20%) Artifactory
6 4 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.10%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.10%) eggPlant
8 2 (1.10%) JIRA
8 2 (1.10%) JMeter
8 2 (1.10%) LoadUI
8 2 (1.10%) NeoLoad
8 2 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (19.78%) Finance
2 19 (10.44%) Public Sector
3 18 (9.89%) Banking
4 10 (5.49%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.30%) Electronics
5 6 (3.30%) Marketing
5 6 (3.30%) Retail
5 6 (3.30%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.20%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.65%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.65%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.10%) Advertising
8 2 (1.10%) French Language
8 2 (1.10%) German Language
8 2 (1.10%) Local Government
9 1 (0.55%) Billing
9 1 (0.55%) International Banking
9 1 (0.55%) Legal
9 1 (0.55%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (28.02%) Architect
2 21 (11.54%) Azure Engineer
3 17 (9.34%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (7.69%) Developer
5 13 (7.14%) Azure Architect
6 12 (6.59%) Cloud Engineer
6 12 (6.59%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (5.49%) Cloud Architect
8 9 (4.95%) Azure Specialist
9 8 (4.40%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.40%) Office 365 Engineer
9 8 (4.40%) Security Architect
10 7 (3.85%) Azure DevOps
10 7 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (3.85%) Security Engineer
11 6 (3.30%) Consultant
11 6 (3.30%) Enterprise Architect
11 6 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.30%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.34%) REST
2 16 (8.79%) .NET
3 10 (5.49%) JSON
4 9 (4.95%) RESTful
5 8 (4.40%) LDAP
5 8 (4.40%) Web Services
6 7 (3.85%) Gherkin
7 6 (3.30%) Node.js
8 5 (2.75%) Kafka
8 5 (2.75%) Velocity
8 5 (2.75%) XML
9 4 (2.20%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (2.20%) Task Parallel Library
10 3 (1.65%) CSS
10 3 (1.65%) HTML
10 3 (1.65%) OAuth
10 3 (1.65%) OpenID
10 3 (1.65%) SAML
10 3 (1.65%) SOAP
10 3 (1.65%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.84%) Data Centre
2 21 (11.54%) Hybrid Cloud
3 17 (9.34%) Public Cloud
4 15 (8.24%) PKI
5 13 (7.14%) Clustering
6 10 (5.49%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (4.40%) Augmented Reality
8 5 (2.75%) Cloud Native
8 5 (2.75%) Replication
8 5 (2.75%) Social Media
9 4 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (2.20%) iPad
10 3 (1.65%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.65%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.65%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.65%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.65%) Virtual Team
11 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (28.02%) Windows
2 23 (12.64%) Linux
3 16 (8.79%) Windows Server
4 15 (8.24%) Windows Server 2016
5 13 (7.14%) Windows 10
6 12 (6.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.49%) Unix
8 9 (4.95%) Windows Server 2019
9 8 (4.40%) Solaris
9 8 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.20%) Windows NT
11 4 (2.20%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (42.31%) DevOps
2 53 (29.12%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (20.88%) Migration
4 33 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (16.48%) Microservices
6 24 (13.19%) Infrastructure as Code
7 23 (12.64%) Service Management
8 21 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 21 (11.54%) Security Architecture
9 18 (9.89%) Continuous Delivery
9 18 (9.89%) High Availability
10 17 (9.34%) Test Automation
11 16 (8.79%) Configuration Management
11 16 (8.79%) Open Source
12 15 (8.24%) TOGAF
13 14 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (7.69%) ITIL
14 13 (7.14%) Scrum
14 13 (7.14%) SIEM
15 12 (6.59%) Product Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.58%) Java
1 32 (17.58%) PowerShell
2 24 (13.19%) Python
3 22 (12.09%) SQL
4 11 (6.04%) C#
5 8 (4.40%) C
5 8 (4.40%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.40%) Perl
6 6 (3.30%) Groovy
7 5 (2.75%) Ruby
8 4 (2.20%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.65%) Go
10 2 (1.10%) PHP
10 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.55%) ABAP
11 1 (0.55%) C++
11 1 (0.55%) Scala
11 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (15.93%) Security Cleared
2 26 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.95%) CISSP
4 4 (2.20%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.65%) CISA
5 3 (1.65%) CSSLP
5 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.10%) Degree
6 2 (1.10%) MCSE
7 1 (0.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.55%) CCNA
7 1 (0.55%) CCNP
7 1 (0.55%) CISM
7 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.55%) CWSP
7 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.40%) QA
2 6 (3.30%) GDPR
3 3 (1.65%) SLA
4 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.55%) GMP
4 1 (0.55%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.55%) NIST
4 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 26 (14.29%) Docker
3 17 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (6.59%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.30%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.10%) vSphere
7 2 (1.10%) XenApp
8 1 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.55%) UAG
8 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (20.88%) Terraform
2 30 (16.48%) Kubernetes
3 24 (13.19%) Ansible
4 16 (8.79%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (7.14%) Puppet
6 12 (6.59%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (3.85%) Salt
7 7 (3.85%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (3.30%) SCCM
9 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (2.20%) Nessus
10 3 (1.65%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (1.10%) Pacemaker
11 2 (1.10%) SCOM
12 1 (0.55%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.55%) Icinga
12 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 1 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (31.32%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.54%) Oracle
3 19 (10.44%) Google
3 19 (10.44%) VMware
4 16 (8.79%) Cisco
5 13 (7.14%) SaltStack
6 10 (5.49%) ServiceNow
6 10 (5.49%) Splunk
7 9 (4.95%) Palo Alto
8 7 (3.85%) Fortinet
8 7 (3.85%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.85%) SAP
9 5 (2.75%) IBM
10 4 (2.20%) Sun
11 3 (1.65%) Citrix
11 3 (1.65%) ForgeRock
11 3 (1.65%) MuleSoft
11 3 (1.65%) Ping Identity
11 3 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.65%) Symantec