The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for IaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IaaS over the 3 months to 28 March 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)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 294 336 470
Rank change year-on-year +42 +134  
Contract jobs citing IaaS 352 337 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.63% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.18% 7.92% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 230 123
Median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £657
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £525
% change year-on-year +5.55% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £17.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +194.11% -51.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year +194.11% -  

IaaS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 5697 4253 2719
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.64% 7.94% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3984 2953 1738
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 74 101
Median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.77% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.80 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.49% -13.35%  

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing IaaS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in the UK

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IaaS.

Contractor daily rate trend for IaaS in the UK

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in the UK

IaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IaaS in the UK

IaaS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +36 340 £500 +5.26% 80
London +74 184 £525 -4.54% 31
South East -18 86 £475 +5.55% 16
Hampshire -17 49 £475 +5.55% 3
City of London +15 41 £475 - 6
East of England -13 19 £600 +41.17% 4
Yorkshire +25 15 £418 -38.14% 7
East Midlands +1 14 £400 -27.27% 2
Berkshire +31 12 £463 -17.41% 3
Fareham +5 12 £488 -
West Yorkshire +17 11 £365 -47.85% 4
North West +16 11 £488 +2.63% 4
South West +3 11 £400 -15.78% 10
Buckinghamshire +2 11 £550 - 1
Manchester +17 10 £469 +25.00% 3
Cambridgeshire -7 10 £515 +22.98% 1
Leeds +14 9 £365 -47.85% 4
Lincolnshire - 9 £400 -
Oxfordshire +4 8 £463 +11.44% 5
Leicestershire - 8 £515 - 1
Scotland +25 7 £425 -8.10% 1
West Midlands +10 7 £413 -17.50% 3
Oxford +2 7 £450 -10.00% 4
Portsmouth -2 7 £500 -
Southampton - 7 £450 -
Reading +17 6 £463 -17.41%
Devon +1 6 £450 -18.18% 3
Canary Wharf - 6 £605 -
Luton +12 5 £625 +8.69%
Nottinghamshire +9 5 - -

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 with a requirement for IaaS.

1 640 (68.30%) PaaS
2 383 (40.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 347 (37.03%) Agile Software Development
4 335 (35.75%) Windows
5 309 (32.98%) Microsoft
6 303 (32.34%) Linux
7 278 (29.67%) DevOps
8 265 (28.28%) SaaS
9 246 (26.25%) ITIL
10 243 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
11 209 (22.31%) VMware
12 171 (18.25%) Service Management
13 153 (16.33%) Open Source
14 148 (15.80%) Security Cleared
14 148 (15.80%) SQL Server
15 133 (14.19%) Oracle
15 133 (14.19%) Scrum
16 130 (13.87%) SC Cleared
17 127 (13.55%) SQL
18 121 (12.91%) Continuous Integration
19 116 (12.38%) Finance
19 116 (12.38%) Git (software)
20 114 (12.17%) Java
20 114 (12.17%) Python
21 111 (11.85%) Configuration Management
21 111 (11.85%) Opscode Chef
22 110 (11.74%) Puppet
23 105 (11.21%) PowerShell
23 105 (11.21%) MS Excel
23 105 (11.21%) Active Directory

IaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 77 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 67 (7.15%) IIS
3 56 (5.98%) OpenStack
4 54 (5.76%) WebSphere
5 31 (3.31%) Apache
6 30 (3.20%) BizTalk Server
7 28 (2.99%) Tomcat
8 25 (2.67%) Cloud Foundry
9 23 (2.45%) Confluence
9 23 (2.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 22 (2.35%) MS Exchange
10 22 (2.35%) WebLogic
11 20 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
12 18 (1.92%) Apache Spark
13 17 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
13 17 (1.81%) Skype for Business
14 16 (1.71%) nginx
15 15 (1.60%) JBoss
16 14 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
17 12 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 105 (11.21%) MS Excel
2 53 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 25 (2.67%) MS Office
4 4 (0.43%) MS Project
4 4 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 55 (5.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (2.88%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (2.45%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (1.92%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.75%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 6 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
11 1 (0.11%) Magento
11 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.11%) Odoo
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 640 (68.30%) PaaS
2 383 (40.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 265 (28.28%) SaaS
4 243 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
5 73 (7.79%) Office 365
6 38 (4.06%) Azure Active Directory
7 31 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
9 20 (2.13%) OpenShift
10 17 (1.81%) GitHub
11 14 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (1.07%) CloudBees
13 9 (0.96%) Data Lake Analytics
14 8 (0.85%) Loggly
14 8 (0.85%) Sumo Logic
15 7 (0.75%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.75%) Oracle CX
16 6 (0.64%) Boomi
16 6 (0.64%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 90 (9.61%) DNS
2 84 (8.96%) Firewall
3 60 (6.40%) WAN
4 55 (5.87%) LAN
5 33 (3.52%) VPN
6 31 (3.31%) HTTP
7 30 (3.20%) Network Security
8 29 (3.09%) SSL
9 28 (2.99%) DHCP
9 28 (2.99%) LDAP
10 27 (2.88%) Internet
11 26 (2.77%) TCP/IP
12 17 (1.81%) SAN
13 14 (1.49%) MPLS
14 13 (1.39%) DMARC
14 13 (1.39%) DMZ
14 13 (1.39%) IPsec
15 12 (1.28%) Skype
15 12 (1.28%) VLAN
16 11 (1.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (15.80%) SQL Server
2 54 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 45 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 44 (4.70%) Relational Database
5 43 (4.59%) MongoDB
6 37 (3.95%) Oracle Database
7 35 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 29 (3.09%) Hadoop
8 29 (3.09%) MySQL
9 26 (2.77%) Big Data
10 23 (2.45%) NoSQL
10 23 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
11 21 (2.24%) Azure SQL Database
11 21 (2.24%) Oracle Database 12c
11 21 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
12 20 (2.13%) Power BI
13 19 (2.03%) DB2
14 18 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
15 17 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
16 16 (1.71%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 116 (12.38%) Git (software)
2 87 (9.28%) Jenkins
3 52 (5.55%) JIRA
4 45 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (3.42%) Maven
6 17 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (1.60%) Ant
7 15 (1.60%) SonarQube
7 15 (1.60%) Vagrant
8 14 (1.49%) Grunt
9 13 (1.39%) Selenium
10 12 (1.28%) Visual Studio
11 11 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (1.17%) Subversion
12 10 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (0.96%) Travis CI
14 7 (0.75%) Gradle
14 7 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (0.75%) TeamCity
15 5 (0.53%) Moq
General
1 116 (12.38%) Finance
2 25 (2.67%) Banking
3 24 (2.56%) Retail
4 21 (2.24%) Advertising
5 20 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.71%) Marketing
7 14 (1.49%) Legal
8 12 (1.28%) Billing
9 10 (1.07%) Aerospace
10 8 (0.85%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.75%) Law
12 6 (0.64%) Electronics
12 6 (0.64%) Publishing
13 2 (0.21%) Back Office
13 2 (0.21%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.21%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.11%) Games
14 1 (0.11%) Military
14 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 230 (24.55%) Architect
2 118 (12.59%) Developer
3 85 (9.07%) Cloud Architect
4 77 (8.22%) DevOps Engineer
5 65 (6.94%) Consultant
6 59 (6.30%) Infrastructure Architect
7 58 (6.19%) Azure Architect
8 43 (4.59%) DBA
8 43 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
8 43 (4.59%) Technical Architect
9 41 (4.38%) Azure Engineer
10 39 (4.16%) Analyst
11 38 (4.06%) Cloud Engineer
11 38 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 37 (3.95%) Operations Engineer
13 33 (3.52%) AWS Architect
14 29 (3.09%) Oracle DBA
15 28 (2.99%) Azure Consultant
16 27 (2.88%) Automation Engineer
16 27 (2.88%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (10.78%) Web Services
2 94 (10.03%) .NET
3 49 (5.23%) JSON
3 49 (5.23%) SOAP
4 47 (5.02%) Node.js
5 44 (4.70%) REST
6 43 (4.59%) HTML
7 37 (3.95%) WCF
8 34 (3.63%) Middleware
9 33 (3.52%) RESTful
10 30 (3.20%) Spring
11 29 (3.09%) CSS
11 29 (3.09%) HTML5
11 29 (3.09%) XML
12 26 (2.77%) J2EE
13 21 (2.24%) jQuery
14 20 (2.13%) AngularJS
15 19 (2.03%) ASP.NET
15 19 (2.03%) CSS3
16 14 (1.49%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 91 (9.71%) Data Centre
2 82 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (4.70%) Management Information System
4 38 (4.06%) CMDB
5 35 (3.74%) Public Cloud
6 24 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
7 21 (2.24%) Private Cloud
8 20 (2.13%) User Experience
9 17 (1.81%) Clustering
9 17 (1.81%) Replication
9 17 (1.81%) Tandem
10 15 (1.60%) Virtual Team
11 14 (1.49%) PKI
12 13 (1.39%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.07%) Cloud Native
14 8 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (0.75%) Computer Science
15 7 (0.75%) Taxonomies
16 6 (0.64%) FlexPod
17 5 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 335 (35.75%) Windows
2 303 (32.34%) Linux
3 99 (10.57%) Unix
4 61 (6.51%) Windows Server
5 54 (5.76%) AIX
6 43 (4.59%) Windows XP
7 41 (4.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 40 (4.27%) Windows 2000
9 32 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (1.92%) CoreOS
12 17 (1.81%) Ubuntu
13 14 (1.49%) Windows 7
14 13 (1.39%) Windows 10
15 12 (1.28%) CentOS
16 10 (1.07%) Solaris
17 8 (0.85%) Fedora
17 8 (0.85%) MVS
17 8 (0.85%) VMS
18 7 (0.75%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (37.03%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (29.67%) DevOps
3 246 (26.25%) ITIL
4 171 (18.25%) Service Management
5 153 (16.33%) Open Source
6 133 (14.19%) Scrum
7 121 (12.91%) Continuous Integration
8 111 (11.85%) Configuration Management
9 105 (11.21%) Migration
10 96 (10.25%) Change Management
11 93 (9.93%) High Availability
12 90 (9.61%) Data Management
13 85 (9.07%) TDD
14 82 (8.75%) PRINCE2
15 71 (7.58%) Continuous Delivery
16 68 (7.26%) CRM
17 64 (6.83%) Problem Management
18 59 (6.30%) E-Commerce
19 58 (6.19%) Service Design
20 56 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 127 (13.55%) SQL
2 114 (12.17%) Java
2 114 (12.17%) Python
3 105 (11.21%) PowerShell
4 81 (8.64%) C#
5 73 (7.79%) JavaScript
6 63 (6.72%) Ruby
7 47 (5.02%) Perl
8 46 (4.91%) Bash Shell
9 25 (2.67%) C
10 20 (2.13%) Go
11 17 (1.81%) T-SQL
12 15 (1.60%) PHP
13 12 (1.28%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.85%) CoffeeScript
15 7 (0.75%) C++
15 7 (0.75%) TypeScript
15 7 (0.75%) VB
16 5 (0.53%) R
16 5 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 148 (15.80%) Security Cleared
2 130 (13.87%) SC Cleared
3 31 (3.31%) Degree
4 26 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (2.03%) MCSE
6 16 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (1.28%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.96%) AWS Certification
10 9 (0.96%) CISSP
11 8 (0.85%) CCNA
12 7 (0.75%) PMP
13 6 (0.64%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.53%) CISM
14 5 (0.53%) ISEB
14 5 (0.53%) MCSD
14 5 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.43%) CISA
15 4 (0.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.76%) SLA
2 20 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.81%) QA
4 16 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (1.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.32%) PMO
7 2 (0.21%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.11%) BS7799
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.11%) GCP
8 1 (0.11%) ISO19770
8 1 (0.11%) RMADS
8 1 (0.11%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 105 (11.21%) Active Directory
2 95 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (8.43%) Docker
4 40 (4.27%) Virtual Machines
5 36 (3.84%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.39%) vCloud
7 12 (1.28%) KVM
8 10 (1.07%) HDFS
9 7 (0.75%) XenApp
10 6 (0.64%) vSphere
11 5 (0.53%) NFS
11 5 (0.53%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.53%) Xen
12 4 (0.43%) UAG
13 3 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.32%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.32%) Oracle Clusterware
13 3 (0.32%) Shibboleth
14 2 (0.21%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 111 (11.85%) Opscode Chef
2 110 (11.74%) Puppet
3 68 (7.26%) Ansible
4 39 (4.16%) SCCM
4 39 (4.16%) SCOM
5 23 (2.45%) Nagios
6 21 (2.24%) Kubernetes
7 19 (2.03%) Terraform
8 15 (1.60%) Salt
8 15 (1.60%) ZABBIX
9 13 (1.39%) SCOrch
10 11 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (1.07%) SCVMM
12 9 (0.96%) AirWatch
12 9 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (0.96%) vRealize
13 8 (0.85%) Consul
14 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 5 (0.53%) CA Spectrum
15 5 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 309 (32.98%) Microsoft
2 209 (22.31%) VMware
3 133 (14.19%) Oracle
4 53 (5.66%) Cisco
5 46 (4.91%) CA
5 46 (4.91%) Red Hat
6 31 (3.31%) Google
7 29 (3.09%) Citrix
8 26 (2.77%) Splunk
9 25 (2.67%) CheckPoint
9 25 (2.67%) SaltStack
10 21 (2.24%) HP
11 17 (1.81%) New Relic
11 17 (1.81%) Tableau
12 16 (1.71%) BMC
13 15 (1.60%) Dell
14 14 (1.49%) IBM
14 14 (1.49%) Rackspace
15 13 (1.39%) Symantec
16 10 (1.07%) Remedy
Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £225 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £620 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Spring Technology
Posted: 12 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Eames Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago