Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 272 261 417
Rank change year-on-year -11 +156 +29
Contract jobs citing IaaS 435 432 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.93% 0.96% 0.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.07% 6.78% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 320 148
London median daily rate £535 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.90% -4.55% +12.82%
10th Percentile £391 £414 £375
90th Percentile £688 £650 £733
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +0.05% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
London median hourly rate £34.36 £47.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.28% - -
England median hourly rate £42.18 £34.50 -
% change year-on-year +22.26% - -

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 8584 6376 3772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.44% 14.10% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6429 4700 2786
London median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £310 £305 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 49 30
London median hourly rate £21.23 £23.50 £20.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +16.83% +11.75%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.81 £11.25
90th Percentile £165.00 £98.00 £40.40
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.31 £21.64
% change year-on-year +3.60% -10.79% +20.22%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -4 71 £519 -5.68% 12
South London -13 17 £800 +64.10%
West London +4 13 £513 -10.87% 3
North London -4 5 £475 - 1
East London -7 2 £443 -1.67% 3
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 272 (62.53%) PaaS
2 232 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 200 (45.98%) DevOps
4 197 (45.29%) Amazon AWS
5 174 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 138 (31.72%) SaaS
7 129 (29.66%) Microsoft
8 114 (26.21%) Linux
9 95 (21.84%) Ansible
10 92 (21.15%) Jenkins
11 91 (20.92%) Windows
12 90 (20.69%) Python
13 82 (18.85%) Java
13 82 (18.85%) Configuration Management
14 76 (17.47%) Docker
15 75 (17.24%) Finance
16 70 (16.09%) PowerShell
17 69 (15.86%) Opscode Chef
18 68 (15.63%) Git (software)
19 67 (15.40%) VMware
20 66 (15.17%) Puppet
21 59 (13.56%) Migration
22 58 (13.33%) Active Directory
23 54 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
24 53 (12.18%) Web Services
25 52 (11.95%) Data Centre
26 50 (11.49%) Firewall
27 49 (11.26%) VMware Infrastructure
27 49 (11.26%) Public Cloud
27 49 (11.26%) Windows Server

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 29 (6.67%) OpenStack
2 24 (5.52%) Skype for Business
3 19 (4.37%) IIS
4 17 (3.91%) Confluence
5 15 (3.45%) Apache
6 13 (2.99%) Cloud Foundry
6 13 (2.99%) MS Exchange
7 8 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.84%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.61%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.38%) CMS
9 6 (1.38%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.69%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.69%) JBoss
10 3 (0.69%) nginx
10 3 (0.69%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.46%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.15%) HipChat
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.46%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.46%) Primavera
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 272 (62.53%) PaaS
2 232 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 197 (45.29%) Amazon AWS
4 138 (31.72%) SaaS
5 43 (9.89%) Office 365
6 28 (6.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 27 (6.21%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (4.83%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (3.45%) iPaaS
10 14 (3.22%) npm
11 13 (2.99%) Slack
12 11 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (2.53%) CloudBees
12 11 (2.53%) GitHub
13 10 (2.30%) Trello
14 9 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (1.84%) SuccessFactors
16 6 (1.38%) Amazon S3
16 6 (1.38%) IBM Cloud
16 6 (1.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 50 (11.49%) Firewall
2 39 (8.97%) VPN
3 37 (8.51%) WAN
4 36 (8.28%) DNS
5 35 (8.05%) LAN
6 29 (6.67%) Network Security
7 23 (5.29%) Skype
8 22 (5.06%) TCP/IP
9 13 (2.99%) SAN
10 12 (2.76%) DHCP
10 12 (2.76%) Internet
11 11 (2.53%) SSL
12 10 (2.30%) VLAN
13 8 (1.84%) NetScaler
14 7 (1.61%) HTTP
14 7 (1.61%) IPsec
14 7 (1.61%) MPLS
15 6 (1.38%) Software-Defined Networking
15 6 (1.38%) Unified Communications
15 6 (1.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.06%) NoSQL
2 21 (4.83%) Big Data
2 21 (4.83%) SQL Server
3 13 (2.99%) Azure SQL Database
4 10 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.30%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (1.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.38%) MySQL
7 6 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.15%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.92%) Power BI
9 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.69%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.69%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 92 (21.15%) Jenkins
2 68 (15.63%) Git (software)
3 29 (6.67%) JIRA
4 20 (4.60%) Maven
5 15 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 15 (3.45%) Bitbucket
5 15 (3.45%) Grunt
5 15 (3.45%) webpack
6 14 (3.22%) gulp
6 14 (3.22%) SonarQube
7 11 (2.53%) git-flow
8 10 (2.30%) Artifactory
8 10 (2.30%) IBM UrbanCode
9 9 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (1.61%) Selenium
10 7 (1.61%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.38%) JUnit
11 6 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.38%) Vagrant
11 6 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 75 (17.24%) Finance
2 30 (6.90%) Banking
3 28 (6.44%) Telecoms
4 23 (5.29%) Marketing
5 22 (5.06%) Legal
6 17 (3.91%) Retail
7 14 (3.22%) Billing
8 10 (2.30%) Advertising
9 7 (1.61%) Electronics
9 7 (1.61%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.38%) Back Office
10 6 (1.38%) Law
11 4 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.92%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.46%) French Language
12 2 (0.46%) Front Office
12 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.23%) Automotive
13 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 132 (30.34%) Architect
2 78 (17.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 65 (14.94%) Cloud Architect
4 48 (11.03%) Cloud Engineer
5 45 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
6 42 (9.66%) Consultant
7 39 (8.97%) Azure Engineer
8 37 (8.51%) AWS Engineer
9 36 (8.28%) Azure Architect
10 35 (8.05%) AWS DevOps
11 32 (7.36%) Developer
12 27 (6.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 26 (5.98%) AWS Architect
13 26 (5.98%) Azure DevOps
14 23 (5.29%) Azure Consultant
15 17 (3.91%) Cloud Consultant
15 17 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 17 (3.91%) Project Manager
16 16 (3.68%) JavaScript Developer
16 16 (3.68%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (12.18%) Web Services
2 32 (7.36%) Middleware
3 25 (5.75%) .NET
4 23 (5.29%) AngularJS
5 22 (5.06%) HTML
6 21 (4.83%) HTML5
7 20 (4.60%) JSON
8 19 (4.37%) CSS
9 17 (3.91%) REST
10 16 (3.68%) React
11 15 (3.45%) Java EE
11 15 (3.45%) RESTful
12 14 (3.22%) jQuery
12 14 (3.22%) LESS
12 14 (3.22%) Vue (Vue.js)
13 13 (2.99%) Spring
13 13 (2.99%) XML
14 11 (2.53%) Node.js
15 10 (2.30%) Elastic Stack
16 8 (1.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.95%) Data Centre
2 49 (11.26%) Public Cloud
3 31 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (6.44%) Virtual Team
5 23 (5.29%) Private Cloud
6 21 (4.83%) Enterprise Cloud
7 20 (4.60%) Cloud Native
8 19 (4.37%) Hybrid Cloud
8 19 (4.37%) PKI
9 14 (3.22%) Management Information System
10 9 (2.07%) User Experience
11 8 (1.84%) FMCG
11 8 (1.84%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.61%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.61%) Derivative
12 7 (1.61%) EMC VNX
12 7 (1.61%) Equities
12 7 (1.61%) Equity Derivative
13 6 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 114 (26.21%) Linux
2 91 (20.92%) Windows
3 49 (11.26%) Windows Server
4 23 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (4.60%) Unix
6 10 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.84%) CentOS
7 8 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.15%) Solaris
8 5 (1.15%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.15%) VMS
9 4 (0.92%) Android
9 4 (0.92%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.46%) Debian
10 2 (0.46%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.23%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (45.98%) DevOps
2 174 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (18.85%) Configuration Management
4 59 (13.56%) Migration
5 54 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (9.89%) Open Source
7 42 (9.66%) SDLC
8 40 (9.20%) Scrum
9 38 (8.74%) Continuous Delivery
10 33 (7.59%) TOGAF
11 32 (7.36%) Test Automation
12 31 (7.13%) OO
13 30 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
13 30 (6.90%) SOA
14 29 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
15 27 (6.21%) UML
16 25 (5.75%) Mentoring
16 25 (5.75%) TDD
17 24 (5.52%) PRINCE2
17 24 (5.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (20.69%) Python
2 82 (18.85%) Java
3 70 (16.09%) PowerShell
4 46 (10.57%) SQL
5 39 (8.97%) Ruby
6 37 (8.51%) JavaScript
7 33 (7.59%) C#
8 20 (4.60%) Perl
9 19 (4.37%) Bash Shell
10 17 (3.91%) Go
11 14 (3.22%) ES6
11 14 (3.22%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.84%) Groovy
12 8 (1.84%) PHP
13 7 (1.61%) Bourne shell
14 6 (1.38%) C
14 6 (1.38%) T-SQL
15 5 (1.15%) C++
16 4 (0.92%) Korn
16 4 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 32 (7.36%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.99%) CISSP
4 10 (2.30%) Degree
4 10 (2.30%) SANS
5 9 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.84%) MCSE
7 6 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.15%) AWS Certification
8 5 (1.15%) CCIE
8 5 (1.15%) CEH
9 4 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.69%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (0.69%) CISM
10 3 (0.69%) CREST Certified
10 3 (0.69%) EMC Certification
10 3 (0.69%) GIAC
10 3 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (2.53%) QA
3 9 (2.07%) GDPR
4 8 (1.84%) GCP
4 8 (1.84%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.92%) PA-DSS
6 4 (0.92%) SAS 70
7 2 (0.46%) COBIT
7 2 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.46%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.46%) PMO
7 2 (0.46%) RMADS
8 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.23%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 76 (17.47%) Docker
2 58 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 49 (11.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (4.14%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.99%) XenApp
6 10 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (1.38%) vCloud
8 5 (1.15%) NFS
9 4 (0.92%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.92%) vSphere
10 3 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.46%) flannel
11 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.46%) OpenDJ
11 2 (0.46%) OpenIDM
11 2 (0.46%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.23%) Snort
12 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 95 (21.84%) Ansible
2 69 (15.86%) Opscode Chef
3 66 (15.17%) Puppet
4 29 (6.67%) Kubernetes
5 23 (5.29%) Terraform
6 15 (3.45%) Nagios
7 13 (2.99%) Rancher
8 12 (2.76%) ZABBIX
9 9 (2.07%) Salt
10 8 (1.84%) SCOM
11 7 (1.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 6 (1.38%) Prometheus
12 6 (1.38%) SCCM
12 6 (1.38%) vCenter Server
13 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
13 5 (1.15%) Packer
13 5 (1.15%) vMotion
14 3 (0.69%) AirWatch
14 3 (0.69%) Grafana
15 2 (0.46%) Consul
Vendors
1 129 (29.66%) Microsoft
2 67 (15.40%) VMware
3 27 (6.21%) Oracle
4 24 (5.52%) Red Hat
5 23 (5.29%) Cisco
5 23 (5.29%) Google
5 23 (5.29%) SAP
6 19 (4.37%) Citrix
6 19 (4.37%) ServiceNow
7 15 (3.45%) EMC
8 14 (3.22%) CheckPoint
9 13 (2.99%) IBM
10 11 (2.53%) Rackspace
10 11 (2.53%) Splunk
11 8 (1.84%) Dell
11 8 (1.84%) Palo Alto
11 8 (1.84%) Symantec
11 8 (1.84%) Workday
12 7 (1.61%) F5
12 7 (1.61%) New Relic