Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 286 273
Rank change year-on-year +78 -13 +136
Contract jobs citing IaaS 634 438 417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.35% 0.92% 0.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.06% 4.86% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 311 300
London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £400 £400 £413
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
England median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
London median hourly rate - £34.36 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.45% -58.88%
England median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +35.71% - -65.00%

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 12,531 9,007 6,428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 26.61% 18.97% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,290 6,766 4,718
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +6.74%
10th Percentile £340 £313 £310
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 81 51
London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.63% -14.00% +24.29%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £12.13
90th Percentile £82.18 £58.75 £97.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -11.63%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +8 98 £525 +1.45% 27
West London +2 24 £488 -4.88% 9
South London -21 16 £475 -40.63% 5
East London -23 10 £650 +46.89% 5
North London -4 6 £550 +15.79%
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 464 (73.19%) PaaS
2 397 (62.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 236 (37.22%) DevOps
4 206 (32.49%) Amazon AWS
5 203 (32.02%) SaaS
5 203 (32.02%) Microsoft
6 170 (26.81%) Windows
6 170 (26.81%) PowerShell
7 169 (26.66%) Agile Software Development
8 153 (24.13%) Linux
9 129 (20.35%) Active Directory
10 121 (19.09%) Migration
11 112 (17.67%) Finance
12 107 (16.88%) SQL
12 107 (16.88%) Ansible
13 100 (15.77%) Docker
14 91 (14.35%) Python
15 89 (14.04%) Office 365
16 88 (13.88%) Jenkins
17 85 (13.41%) Firewall
17 85 (13.41%) Security Cleared
18 82 (12.93%) VMware
18 82 (12.93%) Windows Server
19 81 (12.78%) Java
20 78 (12.30%) Oracle
21 77 (12.15%) Azure Active Directory
22 76 (11.99%) SQL Server
23 73 (11.51%) Kubernetes
23 73 (11.51%) Puppet
24 72 (11.36%) SC Cleared

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 32 (5.05%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.31%) IIS
3 18 (2.84%) Cloud Foundry
3 18 (2.84%) Skype for Business
4 16 (2.52%) WebLogic
5 14 (2.21%) OpenStack
6 12 (1.89%) Oracle Service Bus
7 11 (1.74%) Apache
8 10 (1.58%) Confluence
8 10 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (1.42%) MS Exchange
10 8 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.95%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.95%) Mule
11 6 (0.95%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.63%) CMS
13 4 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.47%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.47%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.32%) SPSS
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.79%) Endur
2 5 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.47%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 464 (73.19%) PaaS
2 397 (62.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 206 (32.49%) Amazon AWS
4 203 (32.02%) SaaS
5 89 (14.04%) Office 365
6 77 (12.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 40 (6.31%) Cloud Computing
8 39 (6.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 26 (4.10%) Datadog
10 23 (3.63%) OpenShift
11 16 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
11 16 (2.52%) Dynamics 365
12 11 (1.74%) GitHub
13 8 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
14 7 (1.10%) Serverless
15 6 (0.95%) npm
15 6 (0.95%) OneDrive
15 6 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.95%) Yammer
16 5 (0.79%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 85 (13.41%) Firewall
2 56 (8.83%) VPN
3 50 (7.89%) DNS
4 33 (5.21%) WAN
5 31 (4.89%) LAN
6 30 (4.73%) Network Security
7 25 (3.94%) SSL
8 17 (2.68%) HTTP
9 16 (2.52%) Skype
10 13 (2.05%) TCP/IP
10 13 (2.05%) WLAN
11 12 (1.89%) Internet
11 12 (1.89%) Wireless
12 10 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (1.58%) DHCP
12 10 (1.58%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (1.58%) SAN
13 9 (1.42%) DMZ
14 8 (1.26%) SMTP
15 7 (1.10%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.21%) Azure SQL Database
3 28 (4.42%) Big Data
4 19 (3.00%) Oracle Database
5 18 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (2.52%) NoSQL
8 14 (2.21%) Data Lake
8 14 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (2.05%) Hadoop
9 13 (2.05%) HBase
9 13 (2.05%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.74%) MongoDB
10 11 (1.74%) MySQL
10 11 (1.74%) Power BI
10 11 (1.74%) Redis
11 10 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (1.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 9 (1.42%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 88 (13.88%) Jenkins
2 58 (9.15%) Visual Studio Team System
3 52 (8.20%) Git (software)
4 36 (5.68%) TeamCity
5 33 (5.21%) Octopus Deploy
6 27 (4.26%) JIRA
7 23 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (3.00%) Sonatype Nexus
9 16 (2.52%) Maven
10 14 (2.21%) Selenium
10 14 (2.21%) Visual Studio
11 12 (1.89%) Bitbucket
11 12 (1.89%) IBM UrbanCode
12 11 (1.74%) CircleCI
12 11 (1.74%) Travis CI
13 8 (1.26%) Cucumber
14 7 (1.10%) Artifactory
15 6 (0.95%) GitLab
15 6 (0.95%) ScriptRunner
15 6 (0.95%) Zephyr
General
1 112 (17.67%) Finance
2 54 (8.52%) Banking
3 37 (5.84%) Retail
4 21 (3.31%) Law
5 20 (3.15%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.84%) Legal
7 13 (2.05%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.58%) Billing
9 6 (0.95%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.79%) Games
11 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.47%) Marketing
11 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.32%) Advertising
12 2 (0.32%) Electronics
13 1 (0.16%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 180 (28.39%) Architect
2 124 (19.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 71 (11.20%) Azure Engineer
3 71 (11.20%) Cloud Architect
4 63 (9.94%) Azure Architect
5 60 (9.46%) Azure DevOps
6 50 (7.89%) Consultant
7 48 (7.57%) Solutions Architect
8 46 (7.26%) Cloud Engineer
9 39 (6.15%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 34 (5.36%) Developer
11 29 (4.57%) Analyst
12 22 (3.47%) AWS Engineer
13 20 (3.15%) Azure Consultant
13 20 (3.15%) Security Architect
13 20 (3.15%) Technical Architect
14 19 (3.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
15 17 (2.68%) AWS DevOps
15 17 (2.68%) Platform Engineer
16 16 (2.52%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (9.31%) JSON
2 55 (8.68%) .NET
3 43 (6.78%) Web Services
4 26 (4.10%) OAuth
4 26 (4.10%) SAML
5 24 (3.79%) Middleware
6 23 (3.63%) RESTful
7 18 (2.84%) LDAP
8 17 (2.68%) React
9 15 (2.37%) Java EE
9 15 (2.37%) Node.js
10 14 (2.21%) Spring
11 13 (2.05%) CSS
12 12 (1.89%) OpenID
12 12 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
12 12 (1.89%) WebSockets
13 11 (1.74%) jQuery
14 10 (1.58%) Spring Boot
14 10 (1.58%) XML
15 8 (1.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.68%) Public Cloud
2 44 (6.94%) Data Centre
3 41 (6.47%) Private Cloud
4 30 (4.73%) Hybrid Cloud
5 24 (3.79%) Management Information System
6 20 (3.15%) Cloud Native
6 20 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
7 19 (3.00%) PKI
8 15 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (2.21%) Virtual Team
10 12 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 12 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (1.74%) User Experience
12 10 (1.58%) Enterprise Cloud
12 10 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.42%) Fintech
13 9 (1.42%) Replication
14 7 (1.10%) Algorithms
14 7 (1.10%) Clustering
14 7 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 170 (26.81%) Windows
2 153 (24.13%) Linux
3 82 (12.93%) Windows Server
4 54 (8.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (4.73%) Unix
6 29 (4.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (2.05%) Windows 10
8 9 (1.42%) CentOS
8 9 (1.42%) VMS
9 8 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.10%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.63%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.63%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (37.22%) DevOps
2 169 (26.66%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (19.09%) Migration
4 53 (8.36%) ITIL
5 52 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
6 48 (7.57%) Configuration Management
7 47 (7.41%) Analytics
8 45 (7.10%) Information Security
9 44 (6.94%) Scrum
10 43 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 41 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery
12 38 (5.99%) Microservices
12 38 (5.99%) Open Source
13 37 (5.84%) Cybersecurity
14 34 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
15 33 (5.21%) SDLC
16 32 (5.05%) Data Protection
16 32 (5.05%) Technical Architecture
17 30 (4.73%) SOA
17 30 (4.73%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 170 (26.81%) PowerShell
2 107 (16.88%) SQL
3 91 (14.35%) Python
4 81 (12.78%) Java
5 38 (5.99%) C#
5 38 (5.99%) Ruby
6 30 (4.73%) Bash Shell
7 28 (4.42%) JavaScript
8 26 (4.10%) Perl
9 17 (2.68%) Go
10 15 (2.37%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.89%) Groovy
12 9 (1.42%) C++
13 5 (0.79%) C
13 5 (0.79%) R
13 5 (0.79%) VB
14 4 (0.63%) Java 8
14 4 (0.63%) PHP
14 4 (0.63%) U-SQL
15 3 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 85 (13.41%) Security Cleared
2 72 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (4.26%) Degree
5 19 (3.00%) CCNA
5 19 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (2.68%) MCSE
7 16 (2.52%) RHCE
8 15 (2.37%) AWS Certification
9 14 (2.21%) CISSP
10 12 (1.89%) CISM
11 11 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (1.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (1.10%) CCIE
14 6 (0.95%) CISA
14 6 (0.95%) MCITP
14 6 (0.95%) PMI Certification
14 6 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.79%) CESG Certified Professional
15 5 (0.79%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.68%) FedRAMP
1 17 (2.68%) QA
2 10 (1.58%) HIPAA
2 10 (1.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (1.42%) GDPR
4 8 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.26%) SLA
5 7 (1.10%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.47%) PMO
7 2 (0.32%) COBIT
8 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.16%) HL7
8 1 (0.16%) RMADS
System Software
1 129 (20.35%) Active Directory
2 100 (15.77%) Docker
3 46 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (6.15%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (4.57%) Hyper-V
6 21 (3.31%) vSphere
7 13 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (1.58%) XenApp
9 8 (1.26%) HDFS
10 7 (1.10%) vCloud
11 5 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.63%) KVM
12 4 (0.63%) LXC
13 3 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.32%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.16%) NDS
15 1 (0.16%) NetIQ eDirectory
15 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 107 (16.88%) Ansible
2 73 (11.51%) Kubernetes
2 73 (11.51%) Puppet
3 64 (10.09%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (7.10%) Terraform
5 34 (5.36%) SCCM
6 26 (4.10%) Single Sign-On
7 17 (2.68%) SCOM
8 16 (2.52%) Salt
9 13 (2.05%) CASB
9 13 (2.05%) Packer
10 11 (1.74%) Nagios
10 11 (1.74%) SELinux
11 8 (1.26%) Ambari
11 8 (1.26%) Hadoop YARN
11 8 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (1.26%) Oozie
12 7 (1.10%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (1.10%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 203 (32.02%) Microsoft
2 82 (12.93%) VMware
3 78 (12.30%) Oracle
4 50 (7.89%) Google
4 50 (7.89%) Red Hat
5 46 (7.26%) Splunk
6 37 (5.84%) Cisco
7 20 (3.15%) Citrix
8 18 (2.84%) AppDynamics
9 15 (2.37%) SaltStack
9 15 (2.37%) SAP
10 11 (1.74%) New Relic
10 11 (1.74%) Qualys
11 10 (1.58%) IBM
11 10 (1.58%) Okta
12 9 (1.42%) Tableau
13 8 (1.26%) Juniper
13 8 (1.26%) Micro Focus
13 8 (1.26%) ServiceNow
13 8 (1.26%) Symantec