Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 263 335
Rank change year-on-year +28 +72 +62
Contract jobs citing IaaS 529 394 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.15% 0.97% 0.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.09% 6.13% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 294 214
London median daily rate £550 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £413 £355 £363
90th Percentile £688 £650 £706
England median daily rate £523 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
London median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -65.00% +185.71%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £100.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% -50.00% +185.71%

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 10,400 6,423 4,387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 22.51% 15.88% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,607 4,764 3,228
London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.53% +6.29%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £306
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £480 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +4.92% +1.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 42 54
London median hourly rate £26.78 £20.08 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.36% -22.78% +1.96%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.03 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.00 £101.63 £46.96
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.96 £20.50
% change year-on-year +5.49% -7.51% -8.89%

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 -31 100 £525 +10.53% 24
West London -13 31 £513 +7.67% 10
South London -34 19 £588 +46.88% 5
East London -11 6 £563 +16.88% 5
North London - 3 - -
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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.

1 364 (68.81%) PaaS
2 283 (53.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 230 (43.48%) Amazon AWS
4 217 (41.02%) DevOps
5 203 (38.37%) SaaS
6 199 (37.62%) Agile Software Development
7 134 (25.33%) Microsoft
8 128 (24.20%) Docker
9 120 (22.68%) Jenkins
10 119 (22.50%) Linux
11 105 (19.85%) Python
12 104 (19.66%) Java
12 104 (19.66%) Finance
13 102 (19.28%) Ansible
14 96 (18.15%) Windows
15 86 (16.26%) Continuous Integration
16 81 (15.31%) Git (software)
17 73 (13.80%) Opscode Chef
18 71 (13.42%) PowerShell
19 65 (12.29%) Office 365
20 64 (12.10%) Configuration Management
21 59 (11.15%) Web Services
22 58 (10.96%) Continuous Delivery
23 55 (10.40%) Puppet
24 54 (10.21%) SDLC
24 54 (10.21%) Ruby
25 53 (10.02%) Security Architecture
26 51 (9.64%) SQL
26 51 (9.64%) Active Directory
27 49 (9.26%) Migration

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 35 (6.62%) OpenStack
2 23 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
3 12 (2.27%) Mule
4 11 (2.08%) Skype for Business
4 11 (2.08%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.70%) Apache Spark
6 8 (1.51%) Mule ESB
7 7 (1.32%) Apache
7 7 (1.32%) Confluence
8 6 (1.13%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.76%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.76%) IIS
9 4 (0.76%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.57%) Drupal
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.38%) CloudStack
11 2 (0.38%) JBoss
11 2 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
1 8 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.57%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 364 (68.81%) PaaS
2 283 (53.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 230 (43.48%) Amazon AWS
4 203 (38.37%) SaaS
5 65 (12.29%) Office 365
6 28 (5.29%) npm
7 26 (4.91%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (4.54%) Azure Active Directory
9 14 (2.65%) GitHub
10 13 (2.46%) CloudBees
10 13 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (1.51%) OpenShift
13 7 (1.32%) Bluemix
13 7 (1.32%) Heroku
13 7 (1.32%) IBM Cloud
13 7 (1.32%) Slack
14 6 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.32%) DNS
2 41 (7.75%) Firewall
3 35 (6.62%) LAN
3 35 (6.62%) Network Security
3 35 (6.62%) WAN
4 34 (6.43%) VPN
5 27 (5.10%) DHCP
6 20 (3.78%) SAN
7 18 (3.40%) NetScaler
8 17 (3.21%) Internet
9 14 (2.65%) SSL
10 13 (2.46%) MPLS
10 13 (2.46%) WLAN
11 11 (2.08%) NAS
11 11 (2.08%) Skype
11 11 (2.08%) TCP/IP
12 10 (1.89%) SMTP
13 9 (1.70%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (1.70%) Software-Defined Networking
14 8 (1.51%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.73%) NoSQL
2 24 (4.54%) SQL Server
3 16 (3.02%) Big Data
3 16 (3.02%) Hadoop
3 16 (3.02%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.65%) MySQL
5 12 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.70%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.32%) Redis
9 6 (1.13%) Data Lake
10 5 (0.95%) MariaDB
10 5 (0.95%) Power BI
11 4 (0.76%) HBase
11 4 (0.76%) HDInsight
11 4 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.76%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 120 (22.68%) Jenkins
2 81 (15.31%) Git (software)
3 30 (5.67%) gulp
4 29 (5.48%) Grunt
5 22 (4.16%) Bitbucket
5 22 (4.16%) SonarQube
6 21 (3.97%) webpack
7 18 (3.40%) Maven
8 17 (3.21%) Artifactory
9 16 (3.02%) JIRA
10 13 (2.46%) Gradle
11 12 (2.27%) JUnit
12 8 (1.51%) Bower
12 8 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (1.32%) GCC
13 7 (1.32%) TeamCity
13 7 (1.32%) Vagrant
13 7 (1.32%) Visual Studio
14 6 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 104 (19.66%) Finance
2 39 (7.37%) Banking
3 23 (4.35%) Retail
4 15 (2.84%) Legal
5 13 (2.46%) Billing
6 12 (2.27%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.70%) Law
8 7 (1.32%) Marketing
9 5 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.57%) Front Office
10 3 (0.57%) German Language
11 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.38%) Music Industry
11 2 (0.38%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.38%) Publishing
11 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Automotive
12 1 (0.19%) Back Office
12 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 173 (32.70%) Architect
2 75 (14.18%) Cloud Architect
3 73 (13.80%) DevOps Engineer
4 65 (12.29%) Developer
5 62 (11.72%) Security Architect
6 51 (9.64%) Azure Architect
7 46 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
8 45 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
9 43 (8.13%) Consultant
10 35 (6.62%) Azure Engineer
11 29 (5.48%) Azure DevOps
12 28 (5.29%) AWS Engineer
13 26 (4.91%) AWS Architect
14 22 (4.16%) Azure Consultant
15 21 (3.97%) JavaScript Developer
16 20 (3.78%) Angular Developer
16 20 (3.78%) HTML Developer
16 20 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 19 (3.59%) Infrastructure Architect
18 17 (3.21%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (11.15%) Web Services
2 40 (7.56%) Middleware
3 36 (6.81%) HTML
4 34 (6.43%) AngularJS
5 29 (5.48%) CSS
5 29 (5.48%) REST
6 27 (5.10%) HTML5
6 27 (5.10%) React
7 22 (4.16%) JSON
8 21 (3.97%) .NET
8 21 (3.97%) RESTful
8 21 (3.97%) Vue (Vue.js)
9 20 (3.78%) LESS
10 18 (3.40%) Spring
11 16 (3.02%) Java EE
12 15 (2.84%) Spring Boot
13 14 (2.65%) OAuth
13 14 (2.65%) Ruby on Rails
13 14 (2.65%) Swagger
13 14 (2.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.75%) Public Cloud
2 37 (6.99%) Data Centre
3 36 (6.81%) Hybrid Cloud
4 24 (4.54%) Private Cloud
5 18 (3.40%) Mobile App
6 17 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (3.02%) Cyberthreat
8 14 (2.65%) Enterprise Cloud
8 14 (2.65%) Virtual Team
9 12 (2.27%) Derivative
9 12 (2.27%) Equity Derivative
10 10 (1.89%) Fintech
10 10 (1.89%) User Experience
11 9 (1.70%) Cloud Native
11 9 (1.70%) Reinsurance
12 8 (1.51%) Clustering
12 8 (1.51%) Cyberattack
12 8 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.51%) Taxonomies
13 7 (1.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 119 (22.50%) Linux
2 96 (18.15%) Windows
3 32 (6.05%) Windows Server
4 29 (5.48%) Unix
5 17 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (2.84%) Android
6 15 (2.84%) Apple iOS
7 14 (2.65%) Windows 10
8 10 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.13%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.95%) Solaris
11 4 (0.76%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.57%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.38%) CentOS
13 2 (0.38%) Debian
13 2 (0.38%) SmartOS
13 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.19%) AIX
14 1 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (41.02%) DevOps
2 199 (37.62%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (16.26%) Continuous Integration
4 64 (12.10%) Configuration Management
5 58 (10.96%) Continuous Delivery
6 54 (10.21%) SDLC
7 53 (10.02%) Security Architecture
8 49 (9.26%) Migration
9 44 (8.32%) Microservices
10 43 (8.13%) TOGAF
11 40 (7.56%) Cybersecurity
12 38 (7.18%) Change Management
12 38 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 37 (6.99%) Enterprise Architecture
14 36 (6.81%) IT Strategy
15 35 (6.62%) Mentoring
16 32 (6.05%) Project Management
16 32 (6.05%) Scrum
16 32 (6.05%) TDD
16 32 (6.05%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 105 (19.85%) Python
2 104 (19.66%) Java
3 71 (13.42%) PowerShell
4 54 (10.21%) Ruby
5 51 (9.64%) SQL
6 46 (8.70%) JavaScript
7 37 (6.99%) C#
8 27 (5.10%) Perl
9 21 (3.97%) ES6
10 20 (3.78%) TypeScript
11 19 (3.59%) Bash Shell
12 15 (2.84%) Go
12 15 (2.84%) PHP
13 13 (2.46%) Bourne shell
14 8 (1.51%) C++
15 7 (1.32%) C
15 7 (1.32%) Scala
16 5 (0.95%) R
17 4 (0.76%) Groovy
18 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (8.13%) CISSP
2 31 (5.86%) Degree
3 30 (5.67%) CISA
3 30 (5.67%) Security Cleared
4 26 (4.91%) CISM
5 21 (3.97%) TOGAF Certification
6 20 (3.78%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (3.78%) SC Cleared
7 17 (3.21%) CCNP
8 15 (2.84%) CEH
9 14 (2.65%) CCIE
10 11 (2.08%) SANS
11 9 (1.70%) Oracle Certification
12 8 (1.51%) CREST Certified
12 8 (1.51%) GIAC
13 7 (1.32%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.13%) AWS Certification
14 6 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.95%) ISEB
15 5 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.21%) QA
2 12 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 11 (2.08%) GDPR
4 10 (1.89%) GAAP
5 5 (0.95%) HIPAA
5 5 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.57%) GCP
8 2 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.38%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.38%) SEPA
9 1 (0.19%) COBIT
9 1 (0.19%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.19%) HAZOP
9 1 (0.19%) TARGET2
System Software
1 128 (24.20%) Docker
2 51 (9.64%) Active Directory
3 39 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (3.02%) XenApp
5 13 (2.46%) Hyper-V
6 12 (2.27%) vSphere
7 11 (2.08%) VMware NSX
8 10 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (1.51%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.95%) vCloud
13 3 (0.57%) NFS
13 3 (0.57%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.57%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.38%) SRDF
14 2 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 102 (19.28%) Ansible
2 73 (13.80%) Opscode Chef
3 55 (10.40%) Puppet
4 44 (8.32%) Kubernetes
5 36 (6.81%) Terraform
6 21 (3.97%) Salt
7 17 (3.21%) Rancher
8 12 (2.27%) Single Sign-On
9 11 (2.08%) Nagios
10 8 (1.51%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.95%) Packer
11 5 (0.95%) SCOM
12 4 (0.76%) HockeyApp
12 4 (0.76%) Pacemaker
12 4 (0.76%) Red Hat Satellite
13 3 (0.57%) CASB
13 3 (0.57%) CFEngine
13 3 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 134 (25.33%) Microsoft
2 49 (9.26%) VMware
3 36 (6.81%) Oracle
4 27 (5.10%) Citrix
5 25 (4.73%) Google
6 23 (4.35%) SaltStack
7 20 (3.78%) Cisco
8 19 (3.59%) Red Hat
9 17 (3.21%) Rackspace
10 14 (2.65%) MuleSoft
11 12 (2.27%) IBM
12 11 (2.08%) Splunk
13 10 (1.89%) F5
13 10 (1.89%) Ivanti
13 10 (1.89%) New Relic
13 10 (1.89%) Palo Alto
14 9 (1.70%) SAP
14 9 (1.70%) Veritas
15 8 (1.51%) Wyse
16 6 (1.13%) McAfee