Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 223 220 295
Rank change year-on-year -3 +75 -21
Contract jobs citing IaaS 409 590 428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.16% 1.27% 0.91%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.50% 4.68% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 375 302
London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
10th Percentile £400 £400 £400
90th Percentile £738 £688 £687
England median daily rate £538 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
London median hourly rate £35.00 - £34.36
England median hourly rate £80.00 £47.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +68.42% +35.71% +1.45%

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 11,702 12,620 9,110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.29% 27.22% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,366 9,348 6,827
London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £320 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 76 89
London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -11.63% -8.51%
10th Percentile £17.73 £12.50 £11.85
90th Percentile £78.75 £78.97 £68.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.71% -12.50% +5.26%

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 22 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2019.

Contractor 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 22 November 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 +11 67 £550 +4.76% 35
East London +53 37 £700 +16.67% 3
West London +18 17 £413 -15.38% 17
South London +28 6 £619 +30.26% 5
North London +1 1 - - 2
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 292 (71.39%) Azure
2 266 (65.04%) PaaS
3 197 (48.17%) DevOps
4 162 (39.61%) Microsoft
5 138 (33.74%) SaaS
6 131 (32.03%) AWS
7 120 (29.34%) Finance
8 118 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
9 98 (23.96%) Windows
10 92 (22.49%) PowerShell
11 86 (21.03%) Migration
12 83 (20.29%) Active Directory
13 82 (20.05%) Linux
14 81 (19.80%) Python
15 78 (19.07%) Ansible
16 60 (14.67%) Azure Active Directory
16 60 (14.67%) Firewall
17 58 (14.18%) Kubernetes
18 56 (13.69%) Terraform
19 54 (13.20%) SQL
20 53 (12.96%) Java
21 52 (12.71%) Data Centre
22 51 (12.47%) Docker
23 49 (11.98%) SQL Server
24 48 (11.74%) Opscode Chef
25 44 (10.76%) Jenkins
25 44 (10.76%) Windows Server
25 44 (10.76%) Visual Studio Team System
26 43 (10.51%) Git (software)
26 43 (10.51%) Scrum

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 28 (6.85%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.44%) OpenStack
2 10 (2.44%) Skype for Business
3 9 (2.20%) IIS
4 5 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.98%) Apache
5 4 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (0.98%) CMS
5 4 (0.98%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.73%) Confluence
6 3 (0.73%) Ethereum
6 3 (0.73%) Hyperledger
7 2 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.24%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.96%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (0.98%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.73%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.73%) R3 Corda
4 2 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.49%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.24%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 292 (71.39%) Azure
2 266 (65.04%) PaaS
3 138 (33.74%) SaaS
4 131 (32.03%) AWS
5 60 (14.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 42 (10.27%) Office 365
7 40 (9.78%) OpenShift
8 32 (7.82%) GCP
9 23 (5.62%) Serverless
10 14 (3.42%) Power Platform
11 12 (2.93%) Datadog
12 11 (2.69%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (2.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 11 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
14 9 (2.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 9 (2.20%) GitHub
15 8 (1.96%) NuGet
16 7 (1.71%) Amazon Cognito
16 7 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 60 (14.67%) Firewall
2 38 (9.29%) VPN
3 34 (8.31%) DNS
4 23 (5.62%) DHCP
5 18 (4.40%) Network Security
6 15 (3.67%) WAN
7 11 (2.69%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (2.44%) Multicast
9 9 (2.20%) BGP
9 9 (2.20%) EIGRP
10 8 (1.96%) TCP/IP
11 7 (1.71%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (1.71%) LAN
11 7 (1.71%) SAN
12 6 (1.47%) Skype
12 6 (1.47%) VXLAN
13 4 (0.98%) Internet
13 4 (0.98%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.98%) VSAN
13 4 (0.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (11.98%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 16 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (3.42%) Power BI
5 10 (2.44%) Big Data
6 9 (2.20%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.96%) MySQL
7 8 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.71%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.71%) Data Lake
8 7 (1.71%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.22%) Cosmos DB
9 5 (1.22%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.98%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.73%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.73%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 44 (10.76%) Jenkins
1 44 (10.76%) Visual Studio Team System
2 43 (10.51%) Git (software)
3 16 (3.91%) Sonatype Nexus
4 15 (3.67%) JIRA
5 12 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (2.69%) TeamCity
7 10 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (2.20%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.47%) GitLab
9 6 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (1.47%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.73%) MSI
10 3 (0.73%) Selenium
10 3 (0.73%) Subversion
10 3 (0.73%) WiX
11 2 (0.49%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.49%) Maven
11 2 (0.49%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.24%) Robot Framework
General
1 120 (29.34%) Finance
2 30 (7.33%) Banking
3 19 (4.65%) Marketing
4 11 (2.69%) Public Sector
5 10 (2.44%) Retail
6 8 (1.96%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.47%) Advertising
8 6 (1.47%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.98%) Games
10 3 (0.73%) Electronics
10 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.73%) Legal
11 2 (0.49%) Billing
11 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Environmental Health
12 1 (0.24%) German Language
12 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 140 (34.23%) Architect
2 74 (18.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 68 (16.63%) Azure Engineer
4 56 (13.69%) Azure Architect
5 51 (12.47%) Azure DevOps
5 51 (12.47%) Cloud Architect
6 40 (9.78%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 32 (7.82%) Solutions Architect
8 28 (6.85%) Consultant
9 25 (6.11%) Cloud Engineer
10 23 (5.62%) Developer
11 22 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 22 (5.38%) Security Architect
12 19 (4.65%) Automation Engineer
12 19 (4.65%) AWS Engineer
13 18 (4.40%) Technical Architect
14 14 (3.42%) Project Manager
15 13 (3.18%) DevOps Automation Engineer
15 13 (3.18%) Enterprise Architect
16 12 (2.93%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.54%) .NET
2 38 (9.29%) JSON
3 27 (6.60%) Web Services
4 19 (4.65%) SAML
5 17 (4.16%) OAuth
6 16 (3.91%) ADO
6 16 (3.91%) YAML
7 15 (3.67%) Django
8 13 (3.18%) .NET Core
8 13 (3.18%) REST
9 12 (2.93%) AngularJS
10 11 (2.69%) OpenID
11 9 (2.20%) HTML
12 8 (1.96%) Middleware
12 8 (1.96%) Node.js
12 8 (1.96%) RESTful
13 7 (1.71%) CSS
14 6 (1.47%) ASP.NET
14 6 (1.47%) Entity Framework
14 6 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (12.71%) Data Centre
2 41 (10.02%) Public Cloud
3 27 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (6.11%) Cloud Native
5 22 (5.38%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (2.69%) Linux Command Line
8 11 (2.69%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.71%) Clustering
9 7 (1.71%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.71%) Replication
10 6 (1.47%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.47%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.22%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.98%) Enterprise Cloud
12 4 (0.98%) Social Media
12 4 (0.98%) Video\Live Streaming
13 3 (0.73%) FMCG
13 3 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 98 (23.96%) Windows
2 82 (20.05%) Linux
3 44 (10.76%) Windows Server
4 32 (7.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (5.13%) Unix
6 11 (2.69%) Mac OS
6 11 (2.69%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.47%) VMS
8 4 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.24%) Android
9 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.24%) CentOS
9 1 (0.24%) Solaris
9 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (48.17%) DevOps
2 118 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (21.03%) Migration
4 43 (10.51%) Scrum
5 41 (10.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 41 (10.02%) Problem-Solving
6 40 (9.78%) Infrastructure as Code
7 38 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (9.29%) Microservices
8 31 (7.58%) Continuous Delivery
8 31 (7.58%) Enterprise Architecture
8 31 (7.58%) Test Automation
9 30 (7.33%) Architectural Design
9 30 (7.33%) Project Management
10 27 (6.60%) SIEM
11 26 (6.36%) TOGAF
12 25 (6.11%) Configuration Management
13 24 (5.87%) Waterfall
14 23 (5.62%) TDD
15 21 (5.13%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 92 (22.49%) PowerShell
2 81 (19.80%) Python
3 54 (13.20%) SQL
4 53 (12.96%) Java
5 31 (7.58%) C#
6 30 (7.33%) Bash Shell
6 30 (7.33%) Ruby
7 28 (6.85%) JavaScript
8 21 (5.13%) Perl
9 8 (1.96%) C
9 8 (1.96%) Go
9 8 (1.96%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.47%) Tcl
11 5 (1.22%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.98%) C++
13 2 (0.49%) Groovy
13 2 (0.49%) PHP
13 2 (0.49%) VB
14 1 (0.24%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 39 (9.54%) Security Cleared
2 25 (6.11%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.62%) Degree
4 10 (2.44%) CISSP
5 9 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.96%) CISM
7 7 (1.71%) CTC Cleared
7 7 (1.71%) TOGAF Certification
8 6 (1.47%) AWS Certification
8 6 (1.47%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.73%) MCSA
11 3 (0.73%) MCSE
12 2 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.49%) CEH
12 2 (0.49%) OCPJP
12 2 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.49%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.44%) QA
2 8 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.47%) GDPR
4 5 (1.22%) NIST
5 4 (0.98%) SLA
6 3 (0.73%) NCSC
7 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.24%) NIST 800
System Software
1 83 (20.29%) Active Directory
2 51 (12.47%) Docker
3 34 (8.31%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (3.67%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.18%) vSphere
6 11 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (1.47%) XenApp
8 5 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.98%) Postfix
10 3 (0.73%) NFS
10 3 (0.73%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.49%) KVM
11 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.24%) SRDF
12 1 (0.24%) vCloud
12 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 78 (19.07%) Ansible
2 58 (14.18%) Kubernetes
3 56 (13.69%) Terraform
4 48 (11.74%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (10.27%) Puppet
6 18 (4.40%) Salt
7 13 (3.18%) Single Sign-On
8 11 (2.69%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (1.96%) SCCM
9 8 (1.96%) SCOM
10 7 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 6 (1.47%) SCOrch
12 5 (1.22%) Packer
12 5 (1.22%) yum
13 4 (0.98%) CASB
14 3 (0.73%) Nessus
15 2 (0.49%) FortiGate
15 2 (0.49%) Nagios
15 2 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 162 (39.61%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.33%) Splunk
3 27 (6.60%) Google
3 27 (6.60%) VMware
4 22 (5.38%) Cisco
4 22 (5.38%) Salesforce.com
5 20 (4.89%) Red Hat
6 16 (3.91%) Oracle
7 14 (3.42%) SAP
8 12 (2.93%) SaltStack
9 11 (2.69%) Citrix
10 10 (2.44%) MuleSoft
11 8 (1.96%) New Relic
11 8 (1.96%) Sparx
11 8 (1.96%) Tableau
12 7 (1.71%) HP
12 7 (1.71%) IBM
13 6 (1.47%) Arista
13 6 (1.47%) Intel
13 6 (1.47%) NetApp