Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 199 209 254
Rank change year-on-year +10 +45 +12
Contract jobs citing IaaS 241 538 498
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.21% 1.33% 1.09%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.56% 4.30% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 394 364
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £375 £413 £418
90th Percentile £700 £713 £679
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.36% +57.14%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £80.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -56.25% +77.78% -10.00%

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 6,768 12,508 11,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.05% 30.86% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,847 9,028 8,114
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £350 £325
90th Percentile £700 £675 £656
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 87 98
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% +1.52% +39.97%
10th Percentile £17.75 £13.80 £14.10
90th Percentile £53.13 £70.00 £90.38
Median hourly rate £28.75 £21.16 £20.00
% change year-on-year +35.87% +5.80% +5.26%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +57 37 £550 +4.76% 5
East London +49 6 £538 -12.24%
West London +33 6 £440 -7.37% 2
South London +2 2 £438 -22.57%
North London +14 1 £550 +4.76% 3
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 185 (76.76%) Azure
1 185 (76.76%) PaaS
2 107 (44.40%) SaaS
2 107 (44.40%) DevOps
3 104 (43.15%) Microsoft
4 82 (34.02%) Windows
5 75 (31.12%) Migration
6 56 (23.24%) Active Directory
7 55 (22.82%) AWS
8 54 (22.41%) PowerShell
9 53 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
10 51 (21.16%) Finance
10 51 (21.16%) DNS
11 49 (20.33%) Ansible
12 44 (18.26%) SQL
13 42 (17.43%) Firewall
13 42 (17.43%) GCP
14 39 (16.18%) Office 365
15 38 (15.77%) Linux
15 38 (15.77%) Kubernetes
15 38 (15.77%) Terraform
16 35 (14.52%) Business Intelligence
17 33 (13.69%) SQL Server
18 32 (13.28%) VMware
18 32 (13.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 31 (12.86%) Git (software)
20 29 (12.03%) Public Sector
21 28 (11.62%) Data Centre
21 28 (11.62%) Microservices
21 28 (11.62%) Google

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 9 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.32%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.66%) Apache
3 4 (1.66%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.66%) IIS
4 3 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.24%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.83%) Confluence
5 2 (0.83%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.41%) JBoss
6 1 (0.41%) nginx
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (9.13%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.66%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 185 (76.76%) Azure
1 185 (76.76%) PaaS
2 107 (44.40%) SaaS
3 55 (22.82%) AWS
4 42 (17.43%) GCP
5 39 (16.18%) Office 365
6 24 (9.96%) Azure Active Directory
7 23 (9.54%) Serverless
8 17 (7.05%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (7.05%) Power Platform
9 14 (5.81%) Stackdriver
10 10 (4.15%) Slack
11 9 (3.73%) Azure Functions
12 8 (3.32%) GitHub
12 8 (3.32%) Logic Apps
13 6 (2.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (2.07%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 5 (2.07%) NuGet
14 5 (2.07%) OneDrive
15 4 (1.66%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 51 (21.16%) DNS
2 42 (17.43%) Firewall
3 24 (9.96%) VPN
4 18 (7.47%) DHCP
5 10 (4.15%) TCP/IP
5 10 (4.15%) WAN
6 9 (3.73%) Kerberos
7 8 (3.32%) SAN
8 7 (2.90%) Network Security
8 7 (2.90%) Skype
9 6 (2.49%) NetScaler
10 5 (2.07%) DMZ
10 5 (2.07%) HTTPS
10 5 (2.07%) Internet
10 5 (2.07%) Intranet
10 5 (2.07%) Wireless
11 4 (1.66%) BGP
11 4 (1.66%) LAN
11 4 (1.66%) OSPF
11 4 (1.66%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.69%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.47%) MySQL
3 17 (7.05%) Power BI
4 16 (6.64%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (6.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (4.98%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 12 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (4.56%) Azure SQL Database
7 10 (4.15%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (3.73%) MongoDB
8 9 (3.73%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.90%) Big Data
10 6 (2.49%) Relational Database
11 5 (2.07%) BigQuery
11 5 (2.07%) Bigtable
11 5 (2.07%) Cosmos DB
12 4 (1.66%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.66%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.66%) HBase
12 4 (1.66%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 31 (12.86%) Git (software)
2 24 (9.96%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.98%) JIRA
4 11 (4.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 9 (3.73%) Artifactory
6 8 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (3.32%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (2.49%) TeamCity
8 5 (2.07%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.66%) GitLab
9 4 (1.66%) Grunt
9 4 (1.66%) gulp
9 4 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.66%) webpack
10 3 (1.24%) Maven
11 2 (0.83%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.83%) Subversion
12 1 (0.41%) CircleCI
12 1 (0.41%) GoCD
12 1 (0.41%) Travis CI
General
1 51 (21.16%) Finance
2 29 (12.03%) Public Sector
3 20 (8.30%) Manufacturing
4 17 (7.05%) Marketing
5 16 (6.64%) Electronics
5 16 (6.64%) Telecoms
6 15 (6.22%) Banking
7 7 (2.90%) Front Office
7 7 (2.90%) Investment Banking
8 5 (2.07%) Advertising
8 5 (2.07%) Back Office
9 4 (1.66%) Retail
10 3 (1.24%) Billing
10 3 (1.24%) French Language
10 3 (1.24%) Legal
11 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.83%) German Language
11 2 (0.83%) Law
11 2 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.83%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 59 (24.48%) Architect
2 25 (10.37%) Azure Architect
2 25 (10.37%) Developer
2 25 (10.37%) Windows Engineer
3 22 (9.13%) Azure Engineer
3 22 (9.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (8.71%) Cloud Engineer
5 20 (8.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (7.88%) Office 365 Engineer
7 17 (7.05%) Consultant
8 11 (4.56%) Technical Architect
9 10 (4.15%) Cloud Architect
10 9 (3.73%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 9 (3.73%) Platform Architect
11 8 (3.32%) Azure Developer
11 8 (3.32%) Security Architect
11 8 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.32%) Virtualisation Architect
11 8 (3.32%) VMware Engineer
12 7 (2.90%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.05%) .NET
2 15 (6.22%) Velocity
3 14 (5.81%) Web Services
4 11 (4.56%) SAML
5 10 (4.15%) OAuth
6 9 (3.73%) REST
7 8 (3.32%) AngularJS
7 8 (3.32%) JSON
7 8 (3.32%) Middleware
7 8 (3.32%) React
8 7 (2.90%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.90%) HTML
8 7 (2.90%) LDAP
8 7 (2.90%) OpenID
8 7 (2.90%) RESTful
8 7 (2.90%) YAML
9 6 (2.49%) CSS
9 6 (2.49%) HTML5
9 6 (2.49%) XML
10 5 (2.07%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.62%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.30%) Public Cloud
3 17 (7.05%) Hybrid Cloud
4 15 (6.22%) Social Media
5 14 (5.81%) PKI
6 11 (4.56%) Cloud Native
7 10 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (4.15%) Replication
8 8 (3.32%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (3.32%) User Experience
9 7 (2.90%) Private Cloud
10 6 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (2.07%) Management Information System
11 5 (2.07%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.66%) Derivative
12 4 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.66%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Cloud
13 3 (1.24%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 82 (34.02%) Windows
2 38 (15.77%) Linux
3 27 (11.20%) Windows 10
3 27 (11.20%) Windows Server
4 14 (5.81%) Unix
5 9 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.66%) VMS
7 4 (1.66%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.83%) CentOS
8 2 (0.83%) SUSE
9 1 (0.41%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.41%) Android
9 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.41%) Solaris
9 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (44.40%) DevOps
2 75 (31.12%) Migration
3 53 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (14.52%) Business Intelligence
5 32 (13.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 28 (11.62%) Microservices
7 26 (10.79%) Software Engineering
8 24 (9.96%) Infrastructure as Code
9 23 (9.54%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (8.71%) Computer Science
11 20 (8.30%) Continuous Delivery
11 20 (8.30%) Programme Management
12 19 (7.88%) Mobile Device Management
13 18 (7.47%) Configuration Management
14 17 (7.05%) Analytics
15 16 (6.64%) Digital Marketing
15 16 (6.64%) Validation
16 15 (6.22%) Remediation Plan
16 15 (6.22%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 54 (22.41%) PowerShell
2 44 (18.26%) SQL
3 26 (10.79%) Python
4 22 (9.13%) Java
5 14 (5.81%) JavaScript
6 13 (5.39%) C#
6 13 (5.39%) Ruby
7 10 (4.15%) T-SQL
8 9 (3.73%) Bash Shell
8 9 (3.73%) Perl
9 7 (2.90%) C
9 7 (2.90%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.66%) ES6
10 4 (1.66%) Groovy
10 4 (1.66%) PHP
10 4 (1.66%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.83%) VBA
11 2 (0.83%) VBScript
12 1 (0.41%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 27 (11.20%) Degree
2 21 (8.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (5.81%) Security Cleared
4 11 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.73%) SC Cleared
6 8 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.90%) CCNA
8 4 (1.66%) CISSP
8 4 (1.66%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.66%) MCSE
9 3 (1.24%) CISM
9 3 (1.24%) MCSA
10 2 (0.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.83%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.83%) CEH
10 2 (0.83%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.83%) MCP
10 2 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.41%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.64%) GDPR
2 4 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.66%) NIST
2 4 (1.66%) QA
3 2 (0.83%) GxP
3 2 (0.83%) NCSC
4 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.41%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (23.24%) Active Directory
2 20 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.47%) Docker
4 17 (7.05%) vSphere
5 13 (5.39%) Hyper-V
6 9 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.49%) VMware NSX
8 5 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (2.07%) XenApp
9 4 (1.66%) HDFS
9 4 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (1.24%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.83%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.41%) UAG
12 1 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 49 (20.33%) Ansible
2 38 (15.77%) Kubernetes
2 38 (15.77%) Terraform
3 23 (9.54%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (9.13%) Puppet
5 21 (8.71%) Microsoft Intune
6 15 (6.22%) SCCM
7 13 (5.39%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (2.49%) SCOM
8 6 (2.49%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 5 (2.07%) CA Single Sign-On
9 5 (2.07%) Packer
9 5 (2.07%) WSUS
10 4 (1.66%) Ambari
10 4 (1.66%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (1.66%) Oozie
10 4 (1.66%) Salt
11 3 (1.24%) AirWatch
11 3 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.83%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 104 (43.15%) Microsoft
2 32 (13.28%) VMware
3 28 (11.62%) Google
4 22 (9.13%) SAP
5 19 (7.88%) Cisco
6 12 (4.98%) Splunk
6 12 (4.98%) Tableau
7 11 (4.56%) Citrix
8 9 (3.73%) Dynatrace
8 9 (3.73%) Oracle
8 9 (3.73%) TOWER Software
9 8 (3.32%) Reuters
10 7 (2.90%) CA
11 6 (2.49%) Palo Alto
11 6 (2.49%) SaltStack
11 6 (2.49%) Symantec
12 4 (1.66%) Bloomberg
12 4 (1.66%) Cloudera
12 4 (1.66%) Dell
12 4 (1.66%) Hortonworks