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 23 May 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
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 272 265 425
Rank change year-on-year -7 +160  
Contract jobs citing IaaS 362 478 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.89% 0.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.11% 9.70% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 337 141
Median daily rate £500 £475 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -7.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £380 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £643 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £525
% change year-on-year +5.55% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 7
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 5921 4928 3152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.21% 9.22% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4004 3387 2000
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 82 86
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.63% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £43.88 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.96 £19.61 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.31% -21.56%  

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 23 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS over the 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 May 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 -22 347 £500 +5.26% 86
London +16 177 £525 -4.54% 27
South East -39 61 £463 +2.77% 19
City of London +6 31 £500 -9.09% 5
South West +20 29 £400 -20.00% 4
East of England -14 27 £538 +30.30% 8
Hampshire -33 20 £450 +12.50% 2
North West +6 18 £525 +16.66% 10
East Midlands -3 18 £425 -22.72%
West Midlands +25 16 £550 +20.54% 8
Essex - 16 £550 - 2
Devon +10 13 £400 -27.27%
Birmingham +23 12 £550 -8.33% 2
Manchester +19 12 £550 +12.82% 7
Buckinghamshire -4 12 £550 -
Scotland +51 11 £475 - 2
Berkshire +22 11 £450 - 8
Surrey 0 10 £475 -13.63% 7
Plymouth -2 10 £400 -27.27%
Somerset +5 9 £375 -62.50%
Edinburgh +25 7 £475 -
Reading +20 6 £450 - 3
Fareham -2 6 £500 - 2
Nottinghamshire -3 6 £525 -4.54%
Yorkshire +8 5 £675 +35.00% 7
Southampton +7 5 £450 -
Milton Keynes 0 5 £458 -
Lincolnshire -1 5 £400 -60.00%
Nottingham -3 5 £525 -4.54%
Northamptonshire - 5 £475 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 517 (64.30%) PaaS
2 370 (46.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 286 (35.57%) Microsoft
4 267 (33.21%) Agile Software Development
5 265 (32.96%) DevOps
6 261 (32.46%) Windows
7 253 (31.47%) Amazon AWS
8 236 (29.35%) Linux
9 213 (26.49%) SaaS
10 151 (18.78%) VMware
11 146 (18.16%) Opscode Chef
12 142 (17.66%) ITIL
13 129 (16.04%) SQL Server
14 126 (15.67%) Java
14 126 (15.67%) Finance
15 121 (15.05%) Migration
16 120 (14.93%) SQL
17 118 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
17 118 (14.68%) Security Cleared
18 116 (14.43%) Configuration Management
19 113 (14.05%) Puppet
20 111 (13.81%) Active Directory
21 107 (13.31%) Git (software)
22 106 (13.18%) Python
23 102 (12.69%) Oracle
24 100 (12.44%) SC Cleared
25 94 (11.69%) Office 365
26 93 (11.57%) Ansible
26 93 (11.57%) PowerShell
27 92 (11.44%) Open Source

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 78 (9.70%) SharePoint
2 61 (7.59%) IIS
3 58 (7.21%) OpenStack
4 31 (3.86%) BizTalk Server
5 30 (3.73%) Skype for Business
6 27 (3.36%) Cloud Foundry
7 24 (2.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 22 (2.74%) Tomcat
9 21 (2.61%) Apache
9 21 (2.61%) MS Exchange
10 18 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
11 16 (1.99%) Apache Spark
12 14 (1.74%) WebSphere
13 12 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
13 12 (1.49%) Oracle Coherence
13 12 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
14 10 (1.24%) JBoss
14 10 (1.24%) nginx
14 10 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (1.12%) Hubot
Applications
1 26 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 26 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 54 (6.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (3.48%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.87%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 5 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.12%) Magento
7 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.12%) Odoo
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 517 (64.30%) PaaS
2 370 (46.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 253 (31.47%) Amazon AWS
4 213 (26.49%) SaaS
5 94 (11.69%) Office 365
6 44 (5.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 30 (3.73%) OpenShift
8 27 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (2.99%) Google Cloud Platform
10 20 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
11 16 (1.99%) GitHub
12 13 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
13 10 (1.24%) Heroku
14 9 (1.12%) IBM Cloud
15 8 (1.00%) Loggly
15 8 (1.00%) Sumo Logic
16 7 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (0.87%) Bluemix
16 7 (0.87%) Oracle CX
16 7 (0.87%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 89 (11.07%) Firewall
2 84 (10.45%) DNS
3 61 (7.59%) WAN
4 56 (6.97%) LAN
5 53 (6.59%) Network Security
6 39 (4.85%) VPN
7 35 (4.35%) HTTP
8 34 (4.23%) TCP/IP
9 33 (4.10%) Internet
10 28 (3.48%) LDAP
11 24 (2.99%) Skype
11 24 (2.99%) SSL
12 23 (2.86%) DHCP
12 23 (2.86%) IPsec
13 21 (2.61%) SAN
14 13 (1.62%) DMZ
15 12 (1.49%) HTTPS
16 11 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
16 11 (1.37%) MPLS
17 10 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (16.04%) SQL Server
2 47 (5.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (5.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (4.85%) Relational Database
5 30 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 28 (3.48%) MongoDB
7 27 (3.36%) Hadoop
8 26 (3.23%) Big Data
9 21 (2.61%) Azure SQL Database
10 19 (2.36%) Oracle Database
11 16 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (1.99%) Power BI
12 14 (1.74%) MySQL
12 14 (1.74%) NoSQL
12 14 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
13 13 (1.62%) DB2
14 12 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (1.49%) HBase
15 11 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
16 10 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 107 (13.31%) Git (software)
2 78 (9.70%) Jenkins
3 45 (5.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 38 (4.73%) JIRA
5 37 (4.60%) Maven
6 20 (2.49%) Visual Studio Team System
7 16 (1.99%) Selenium
8 15 (1.87%) Ant
8 15 (1.87%) Grunt
9 13 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
9 13 (1.62%) Vagrant
9 13 (1.62%) Visual Studio
10 11 (1.37%) Bitbucket
10 11 (1.37%) Gradle
11 10 (1.24%) GitLab
12 9 (1.12%) TeamCity
13 8 (1.00%) Subversion
14 7 (0.87%) SonarQube
14 7 (0.87%) Travis CI
14 7 (0.87%) webpack
General
1 126 (15.67%) Finance
2 27 (3.36%) Banking
3 23 (2.86%) Advertising
3 23 (2.86%) Retail
4 21 (2.61%) Billing
5 15 (1.87%) Marketing
6 13 (1.62%) Law
6 13 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.37%) Legal
8 10 (1.24%) Local Government
9 9 (1.12%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.87%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.75%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.75%) Electronics
11 6 (0.75%) Publishing
12 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.25%) French Language
13 2 (0.25%) Front Office
13 2 (0.25%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 202 (25.12%) Architect
2 91 (11.32%) Developer
3 77 (9.58%) Cloud Architect
4 74 (9.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 69 (8.58%) Consultant
6 56 (6.97%) Azure Architect
7 55 (6.84%) Infrastructure Architect
8 54 (6.72%) Cloud Engineer
9 49 (6.09%) Technical Architect
10 46 (5.72%) Azure Engineer
11 33 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
12 31 (3.86%) Azure Consultant
13 28 (3.48%) Security Engineer
14 27 (3.36%) AWS Architect
14 27 (3.36%) AWS Engineer
14 27 (3.36%) DBA
14 27 (3.36%) Operations Engineer
15 26 (3.23%) Dynamics AX Developer
15 26 (3.23%) Microsoft Developer
16 25 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (10.95%) Web Services
2 64 (7.96%) .NET
3 45 (5.60%) SOAP
4 42 (5.22%) Middleware
5 39 (4.85%) WCF
6 34 (4.23%) HTML
6 34 (4.23%) Node.js
7 33 (4.10%) Spring
8 32 (3.98%) JSON
9 31 (3.86%) RESTful
10 28 (3.48%) CSS
11 26 (3.23%) REST
12 23 (2.86%) XML
13 22 (2.74%) J2EE
14 21 (2.61%) AngularJS
15 20 (2.49%) HTML5
16 17 (2.11%) jQuery
17 14 (1.74%) CSS3
18 13 (1.62%) ASP.NET
18 13 (1.62%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 91 (11.32%) Data Centre
2 64 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (4.98%) Public Cloud
4 29 (3.61%) Hybrid Cloud
5 27 (3.36%) Private Cloud
6 26 (3.23%) Management Information System
7 22 (2.74%) CMDB
8 20 (2.49%) PKI
8 20 (2.49%) Replication
9 16 (1.99%) Clustering
10 14 (1.74%) Virtual Team
11 13 (1.62%) Cloud Native
12 12 (1.49%) User Experience
13 10 (1.24%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (1.12%) Computer Science
14 9 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
14 9 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
15 7 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
15 7 (0.87%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 261 (32.46%) Windows
2 236 (29.35%) Linux
3 66 (8.21%) Windows Server
4 55 (6.84%) Unix
5 35 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (2.99%) Windows 10
8 17 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (1.99%) CentOS
9 16 (1.99%) CoreOS
9 16 (1.99%) Ubuntu
10 13 (1.62%) Fedora
11 12 (1.49%) AIX
11 12 (1.49%) VMS
12 7 (0.87%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.75%) Solaris
14 4 (0.50%) MVS
14 4 (0.50%) VME
14 4 (0.50%) zOS
15 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (33.21%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (32.96%) DevOps
3 142 (17.66%) ITIL
4 121 (15.05%) Migration
5 118 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
6 116 (14.43%) Configuration Management
7 92 (11.44%) Open Source
8 88 (10.95%) Scrum
9 71 (8.83%) Service Management
10 70 (8.71%) Continuous Delivery
11 68 (8.46%) TDD
12 62 (7.71%) SOA
13 61 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
14 56 (6.97%) CRM
15 55 (6.84%) ERP
16 54 (6.72%) Project Management
17 53 (6.59%) High Availability
18 52 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery
19 41 (5.10%) E-Commerce
20 40 (4.98%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 126 (15.67%) Java
2 120 (14.93%) SQL
3 106 (13.18%) Python
4 93 (11.57%) PowerShell
5 63 (7.84%) Ruby
6 57 (7.09%) JavaScript
7 55 (6.84%) C#
8 44 (5.47%) Bash Shell
9 38 (4.73%) Perl
10 26 (3.23%) PHP
11 20 (2.49%) Go
12 19 (2.36%) C
13 15 (1.87%) Korn
14 12 (1.49%) C-shell
15 11 (1.37%) T-SQL
16 9 (1.12%) C++
16 9 (1.12%) CoffeeScript
17 8 (1.00%) TypeScript
18 7 (0.87%) ES6
19 6 (0.75%) F#
Qualifications
1 118 (14.68%) Security Cleared
2 100 (12.44%) SC Cleared
3 34 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (3.23%) Degree
5 24 (2.99%) MCSE
6 20 (2.49%) CISSP
7 15 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (1.62%) CEH
8 13 (1.62%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.62%) SANS
9 12 (1.49%) CREST Certified
9 12 (1.49%) GIAC
10 8 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.00%) MCSA
10 8 (1.00%) PMP
11 7 (0.87%) CCIE
11 7 (0.87%) CCNA
12 6 (0.75%) EMC Certification
12 6 (0.75%) MCSD
12 6 (0.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.74%) QA
2 21 (2.61%) SLA
3 18 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.00%) GDPR
5 6 (0.75%) PMO
6 5 (0.62%) COBIT
7 4 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.12%) GCP
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.12%) ISO19770
10 1 (0.12%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.12%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.12%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 111 (13.81%) Active Directory
2 74 (9.20%) Docker
3 68 (8.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (4.85%) Hyper-V
4 39 (4.85%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (1.74%) HDFS
6 8 (1.00%) vCloud
7 7 (0.87%) vSphere
8 5 (0.62%) NFS
8 5 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.62%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.50%) UAG
9 4 (0.50%) XenApp
10 3 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.37%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.37%) KVM
10 3 (0.37%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 146 (18.16%) Opscode Chef
2 113 (14.05%) Puppet
3 93 (11.57%) Ansible
4 39 (4.85%) SCOM
5 36 (4.48%) SCCM
6 33 (4.10%) Kubernetes
7 19 (2.36%) Nagios
8 16 (1.99%) Terraform
9 15 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
10 13 (1.62%) Salt
10 13 (1.62%) ZABBIX
11 12 (1.49%) SCOrch
12 10 (1.24%) vRealize
13 9 (1.12%) AirWatch
13 9 (1.12%) Consul
13 9 (1.12%) SCVMM
14 8 (1.00%) Packer
15 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 6 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
17 5 (0.62%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 286 (35.57%) Microsoft
2 151 (18.78%) VMware
3 102 (12.69%) Oracle
4 43 (5.35%) Cisco
5 42 (5.22%) Red Hat
6 30 (3.73%) CA
6 30 (3.73%) Google
7 29 (3.61%) Citrix
8 23 (2.86%) CheckPoint
9 16 (1.99%) New Relic
9 16 (1.99%) SaltStack
10 15 (1.87%) Splunk
11 14 (1.74%) Rackspace
12 13 (1.62%) IBM
12 13 (1.62%) ServiceNow
13 12 (1.49%) EMC
13 12 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (1.37%) MuleSoft
14 11 (1.37%) SAP
15 10 (1.24%) Apigee
Bristol, Avon
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £330 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
AMS contingency
Posted: 19 days ago
Chelmsford
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago