Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 246 272 323
Rank change year-on-year +26 +51 +105
Contract jobs citing IaaS 498 373 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.11% 0.94% 0.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.68% 5.79% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 284 233
London median daily rate £550 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +15.79%
10th Percentile £408 £355 £400
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
England median daily rate £508 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +1.50% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £55.00 - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +194.12% -51.43%

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 10,645 6,447 4,838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.65% 16.17% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,791 4,686 3,586
London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £644 £625
England median daily rate £483 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +5.05% +2.22% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 50 51
London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.22% -14.69% -8.48%
10th Percentile £14.06 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £93.45 £127.63 £46.88
England median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year +2.63% -3.11% -12.84%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -20 110 £525 +3.70% 16
West London -10 23 £480 +4.63% 15
South London -40 19 £550 -31.25% 3
East London -10 12 £600 -0.83% 6
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 341 (68.47%) PaaS
2 282 (56.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 201 (40.36%) Amazon AWS
4 188 (37.75%) SaaS
5 180 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
6 178 (35.74%) DevOps
7 150 (30.12%) Microsoft
8 123 (24.70%) Linux
9 114 (22.89%) Finance
10 108 (21.69%) Windows
11 103 (20.68%) Python
12 100 (20.08%) Docker
13 97 (19.48%) Jenkins
14 82 (16.47%) Ansible
15 78 (15.66%) Java
15 78 (15.66%) Continuous Integration
16 73 (14.66%) Opscode Chef
17 70 (14.06%) Git (software)
18 69 (13.86%) PowerShell
19 63 (12.65%) Configuration Management
20 61 (12.25%) Ruby
20 61 (12.25%) Puppet
21 54 (10.84%) Office 365
21 54 (10.84%) Active Directory
22 49 (9.84%) DNS
22 49 (9.84%) Migration
23 48 (9.64%) SQL
24 47 (9.44%) Continuous Delivery
24 47 (9.44%) SDLC
25 46 (9.24%) Cybersecurity

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 24 (4.82%) Cloud Foundry
2 17 (3.41%) OpenStack
3 9 (1.81%) Apache
3 9 (1.81%) Mule
4 7 (1.41%) IIS
4 7 (1.41%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.41%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.20%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.80%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.80%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.60%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.60%) Confluence
8 3 (0.60%) Drupal
8 3 (0.60%) Mule ESB
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.40%) JBoss
9 2 (0.40%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.60%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 341 (68.47%) PaaS
2 282 (56.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 201 (40.36%) Amazon AWS
4 188 (37.75%) SaaS
5 54 (10.84%) Office 365
6 25 (5.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (3.41%) npm
8 16 (3.21%) GitHub
9 15 (3.01%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (2.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 12 (2.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 12 (2.41%) Amazon S3
12 10 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (2.01%) Heroku
13 9 (1.81%) IBM Cloud
13 9 (1.81%) Serverless
14 7 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (1.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 49 (9.84%) DNS
2 43 (8.63%) Firewall
3 33 (6.63%) VPN
4 32 (6.43%) DHCP
5 31 (6.22%) LAN
5 31 (6.22%) Network Security
5 31 (6.22%) WAN
6 23 (4.62%) SAN
7 18 (3.61%) MPLS
8 15 (3.01%) NAS
8 15 (3.01%) NetScaler
9 13 (2.61%) Internet
10 12 (2.41%) TCP/IP
10 12 (2.41%) WLAN
11 11 (2.21%) VSAN
12 9 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (1.81%) HTTP
12 9 (1.81%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (1.41%) Software-Defined Networking
14 6 (1.20%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (3.41%) NoSQL
3 16 (3.21%) Amazon RDS
3 16 (3.21%) MySQL
4 13 (2.61%) Big Data
4 13 (2.61%) MongoDB
5 10 (2.01%) Power BI
5 10 (2.01%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.81%) Redis
7 8 (1.61%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.61%) MariaDB
8 7 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.20%) Data Lake
9 6 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (1.00%) HDInsight
10 5 (1.00%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 97 (19.48%) Jenkins
2 70 (14.06%) Git (software)
3 21 (4.22%) Visual Studio Team System
4 18 (3.61%) gulp
5 16 (3.21%) Grunt
6 14 (2.81%) Maven
7 13 (2.61%) JIRA
7 13 (2.61%) Visual Studio
7 13 (2.61%) webpack
8 11 (2.21%) Bitbucket
9 10 (2.01%) SonarQube
10 9 (1.81%) TeamCity
11 8 (1.61%) Artifactory
11 8 (1.61%) Gradle
11 8 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (1.41%) GDB
12 7 (1.41%) JUnit
12 7 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (1.20%) Travis CI
General
1 114 (22.89%) Finance
2 41 (8.23%) Banking
3 23 (4.62%) Retail
4 12 (2.41%) Legal
5 8 (1.61%) Billing
6 7 (1.41%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.20%) Law
7 6 (1.20%) Marketing
7 6 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.60%) Front Office
8 3 (0.60%) German Language
8 3 (0.60%) Music Industry
9 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.40%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Back Office
10 1 (0.20%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) French Language
10 1 (0.20%) Local Government
10 1 (0.20%) Publishing
10 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 158 (31.73%) Architect
2 68 (13.65%) Cloud Architect
3 65 (13.05%) Developer
4 61 (12.25%) Security Architect
5 59 (11.85%) Azure Architect
5 59 (11.85%) DevOps Engineer
6 40 (8.03%) Cloud Engineer
7 38 (7.63%) Azure Engineer
8 32 (6.43%) Consultant
8 32 (6.43%) Solutions Architect
9 31 (6.22%) Azure DevOps
10 25 (5.02%) AWS Engineer
11 22 (4.42%) AWS Architect
12 21 (4.22%) Infrastructure Architect
13 19 (3.82%) Angular Developer
13 19 (3.82%) Project Manager
14 18 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 18 (3.61%) Linux Engineer
15 17 (3.41%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 16 (3.21%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (8.84%) Web Services
2 33 (6.63%) HTML
2 33 (6.63%) JSON
3 30 (6.02%) Middleware
4 29 (5.82%) .NET
4 29 (5.82%) AngularJS
4 29 (5.82%) REST
5 24 (4.82%) CSS
6 23 (4.62%) HTML5
7 20 (4.02%) React
8 19 (3.82%) Ruby on Rails
9 17 (3.41%) Vue (Vue.js)
10 15 (3.01%) Spring
11 14 (2.81%) RESTful
12 13 (2.61%) LESS
12 13 (2.61%) Node.js
13 11 (2.21%) OAuth
13 11 (2.21%) Swagger
14 9 (1.81%) Java EE
14 9 (1.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.63%) Data Centre
1 38 (7.63%) Public Cloud
2 35 (7.03%) Hybrid Cloud
3 29 (5.82%) Private Cloud
4 18 (3.61%) User Experience
5 17 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.21%) Cyberthreat
6 16 (3.21%) Reinsurance
7 14 (2.81%) Virtual Team
8 13 (2.61%) Enterprise Cloud
9 12 (2.41%) Mobile App
10 11 (2.21%) Cloud Native
11 10 (2.01%) Fintech
12 9 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (1.61%) Computer Science
13 8 (1.61%) Cyberattack
14 7 (1.41%) Clustering
14 7 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (1.20%) FMCG
15 6 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 123 (24.70%) Linux
2 108 (21.69%) Windows
3 32 (6.43%) Unix
4 27 (5.42%) Windows Server
5 20 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (3.61%) Windows 10
7 17 (3.41%) Android
7 17 (3.41%) Apple iOS
8 10 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.00%) Solaris
10 5 (1.00%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.80%) VMS
12 3 (0.60%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.60%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.40%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.40%) SmartOS
14 1 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (35.74%) DevOps
3 78 (15.66%) Continuous Integration
4 63 (12.65%) Configuration Management
5 49 (9.84%) Migration
6 47 (9.44%) Continuous Delivery
6 47 (9.44%) SDLC
7 46 (9.24%) Cybersecurity
7 46 (9.24%) Security Architecture
8 44 (8.84%) Scrum
9 39 (7.83%) Change Management
9 39 (7.83%) Project Management
10 38 (7.63%) Microservices
10 38 (7.63%) TDD
10 38 (7.63%) TOGAF
11 37 (7.43%) Waterfall
12 33 (6.63%) Enterprise Architecture
13 32 (6.43%) Analytics
13 32 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 30 (6.02%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 103 (20.68%) Python
2 78 (15.66%) Java
3 69 (13.86%) PowerShell
4 61 (12.25%) Ruby
5 48 (9.64%) SQL
6 37 (7.43%) Perl
7 32 (6.43%) JavaScript
8 26 (5.22%) C#
9 21 (4.22%) Bash Shell
10 17 (3.41%) Go
11 14 (2.81%) C
11 14 (2.81%) ES6
11 14 (2.81%) TypeScript
12 12 (2.41%) PHP
13 9 (1.81%) C++
14 7 (1.41%) Scala
14 7 (1.41%) SystemTap
15 4 (0.80%) Groovy
16 3 (0.60%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 43 (8.63%) CISSP
2 33 (6.63%) Degree
3 31 (6.22%) CISA
4 25 (5.02%) CISM
5 23 (4.62%) Security Cleared
6 21 (4.22%) TOGAF Certification
7 19 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (3.61%) CCNP
9 17 (3.41%) SC Cleared
10 15 (3.01%) CEH
11 14 (2.81%) CCIE
12 12 (2.41%) SANS
13 8 (1.61%) CREST Certified
13 8 (1.61%) GIAC
14 7 (1.41%) ISEB
14 7 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
15 6 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
15 6 (1.20%) DV Cleared
15 6 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.81%) PCI DSS
2 12 (2.41%) QA
3 10 (2.01%) GAAP
4 8 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.41%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.41%) GDPR
6 5 (1.00%) HIPAA
6 5 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.60%) GCP
7 3 (0.60%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.40%) HAZOP
8 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.40%) SEPA
9 1 (0.20%) COBIT
9 1 (0.20%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.20%) SLA
9 1 (0.20%) TARGET2
System Software
1 100 (20.08%) Docker
2 54 (10.84%) Active Directory
3 34 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.81%) vSphere
4 14 (2.81%) XenApp
5 12 (2.41%) VMware NSX
6 11 (2.21%) Hyper-V
6 11 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (2.21%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (2.21%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.00%) NFS
9 5 (1.00%) vCloud
9 5 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.80%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.40%) KVM
11 2 (0.40%) SRDF
11 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 82 (16.47%) Ansible
2 73 (14.66%) Opscode Chef
3 61 (12.25%) Puppet
4 37 (7.43%) Kubernetes
5 34 (6.83%) Terraform
6 29 (5.82%) Salt
7 10 (2.01%) SCCM
8 8 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (1.41%) SELinux
9 7 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (1.20%) HockeyApp
10 6 (1.20%) Packer
10 6 (1.20%) Rancher
11 5 (1.00%) SCOM
12 4 (0.80%) Consul
12 4 (0.80%) Nagios
12 4 (0.80%) Pacemaker
13 3 (0.60%) CFEngine
13 3 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 150 (30.12%) Microsoft
2 43 (8.63%) VMware
3 31 (6.22%) SaltStack
4 30 (6.02%) Oracle
5 25 (5.02%) Citrix
6 21 (4.22%) Red Hat
7 20 (4.02%) Google
8 19 (3.82%) Cisco
9 13 (2.61%) Ivanti
10 12 (2.41%) New Relic
11 11 (2.21%) Progress
11 11 (2.21%) Wyse
12 10 (2.01%) Splunk
13 9 (1.81%) F5
13 9 (1.81%) MuleSoft
13 9 (1.81%) Veritas
14 8 (1.61%) SAP
15 7 (1.41%) AppDynamics
15 7 (1.41%) Rollbar
16 6 (1.20%) Palo Alto