Period
to 18 November 2017

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 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)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 287 267 524
Rank change year-on-year -20 +257 +31
Contract jobs citing IaaS 912 1046 422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.99% 0.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.51% 8.41% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 739 295
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £350 £348 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
UK median hourly rate £42.18 £34.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.26% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year +51.52% - -

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 16541 12442 7472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.20% 11.77% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11473 8558 5038
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £269 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 187 115
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.45% -14.30% +20.22%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.72 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.75 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.28 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.27% -23.20% +28.57%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IaaS in the UK

IaaS
Top 15 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 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
England -19 872 £500 +0.05% 94
UK excluding London -17 468 £475 - 57
London -11 435 £535 +1.90% 41
South East +12 236 £500 - 16
Midlands -2 80 £450 -9.09% 11
North of England -62 58 £475 +5.56% 16
West Midlands +17 57 £425 +6.25% 8
Yorkshire +20 37 £488 -7.14% 3
East of England -19 37 £500 -16.67% 4
Scotland +12 28 £330 -16.19% 2
South West +12 27 £438 -30.00% 6
East Midlands +4 23 £500 -37.50% 3
North West -42 14 £488 +21.88% 12
North East -16 7 £475 - 1
Wales - 4 - - 1

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 with a requirement for IaaS.

1 613 (67.21%) PaaS
2 497 (54.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 350 (38.38%) Amazon AWS
4 329 (36.07%) DevOps
5 316 (34.65%) Microsoft
6 302 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
7 300 (32.89%) SaaS
8 237 (25.99%) Linux
9 232 (25.44%) Windows
10 183 (20.07%) VMware
11 154 (16.89%) PowerShell
12 147 (16.12%) Migration
13 144 (15.79%) Jenkins
14 141 (15.46%) Finance
15 140 (15.35%) Ansible
16 132 (14.47%) Firewall
17 130 (14.25%) Windows Server
18 127 (13.93%) Configuration Management
19 126 (13.82%) Active Directory
20 125 (13.71%) Java
21 121 (13.27%) Python
22 119 (13.05%) SQL
23 113 (12.39%) Git (software)
24 112 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
25 109 (11.95%) Docker
26 107 (11.73%) Opscode Chef
27 106 (11.62%) Web Services
28 105 (11.51%) Puppet
29 103 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
30 99 (10.86%) Public Cloud

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 83 (9.10%) OpenStack
2 48 (5.26%) Skype for Business
3 43 (4.71%) Confluence
4 37 (4.06%) IIS
5 34 (3.73%) SharePoint
6 24 (2.63%) Apache
7 22 (2.41%) Cloud Foundry
7 22 (2.41%) WebLogic
8 17 (1.86%) WebSphere
9 16 (1.75%) JBoss
10 14 (1.54%) MS Exchange
10 14 (1.54%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.99%) CMS
11 9 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (0.99%) Mule
12 8 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.77%) nginx
14 6 (0.66%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.66%) Umbraco
14 6 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.55%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 15 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.22%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.22%) Primavera
5 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.11%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 613 (67.21%) PaaS
2 497 (54.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 350 (38.38%) Amazon AWS
4 300 (32.89%) SaaS
5 68 (7.46%) Office 365
6 58 (6.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 53 (5.81%) Cloud Computing
8 37 (4.06%) Google Cloud Platform
9 27 (2.96%) iPaaS
10 25 (2.74%) OpenShift
11 22 (2.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 21 (2.30%) GitHub
12 21 (2.30%) Slack
13 20 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
14 18 (1.97%) SuccessFactors
14 18 (1.97%) Trello
15 14 (1.54%) npm
16 12 (1.32%) CloudBees
17 11 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
17 11 (1.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 132 (14.47%) Firewall
2 60 (6.58%) VPN
3 57 (6.25%) DNS
4 53 (5.81%) TCP/IP
5 46 (5.04%) Network Security
6 42 (4.61%) WAN
7 40 (4.39%) LAN
8 30 (3.29%) NetScaler
9 29 (3.18%) Skype
10 27 (2.96%) Internet
11 24 (2.63%) HTTP
11 24 (2.63%) SAN
12 22 (2.41%) SSL
13 16 (1.75%) DHCP
14 15 (1.64%) VLAN
15 9 (0.99%) LDAP
16 8 (0.88%) Cisco ISE
17 7 (0.77%) NAS
17 7 (0.77%) Software-Defined Networking
17 7 (0.77%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.17%) Big Data
3 37 (4.06%) NoSQL
4 27 (2.96%) Azure SQL Database
4 27 (2.96%) MySQL
5 25 (2.74%) Relational Database
6 24 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (2.52%) RDBMS
8 22 (2.41%) MongoDB
9 19 (2.08%) Hadoop
10 18 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (1.64%) Redis
12 14 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (1.43%) Oracle Database
13 13 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (1.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 10 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
15 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 144 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 113 (12.39%) Git (software)
3 54 (5.92%) JIRA
4 50 (5.48%) Maven
5 30 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (3.07%) Selenium
7 23 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 21 (2.30%) Bitbucket
9 19 (2.08%) Artifactory
9 19 (2.08%) webpack
10 18 (1.97%) git-flow
10 18 (1.97%) Sonatype Nexus
10 18 (1.97%) Visual Studio Team System
11 15 (1.64%) GitLab
11 15 (1.64%) Grunt
11 15 (1.64%) SonarQube
11 15 (1.64%) TeamCity
11 15 (1.64%) Visual Studio
12 14 (1.54%) gulp
13 11 (1.21%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 141 (15.46%) Finance
2 58 (6.36%) Banking
3 41 (4.50%) Telecoms
4 32 (3.51%) Retail
5 29 (3.18%) Marketing
6 26 (2.85%) Billing
7 23 (2.52%) Legal
8 13 (1.43%) Advertising
9 11 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.10%) Law
11 8 (0.88%) Electronics
11 8 (0.88%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.66%) Back Office
13 4 (0.44%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.33%) Military
14 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.33%) Publishing
14 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 277 (30.37%) Architect
2 111 (12.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 108 (11.84%) Cloud Architect
4 96 (10.53%) Consultant
5 86 (9.43%) Solutions Architect
6 84 (9.21%) Azure Engineer
7 80 (8.77%) Cloud Engineer
8 72 (7.89%) Azure Architect
9 60 (6.58%) Azure Consultant
9 60 (6.58%) Developer
10 56 (6.14%) AWS Engineer
11 42 (4.61%) AWS DevOps
12 39 (4.28%) AWS Architect
13 37 (4.06%) Azure DevOps
14 35 (3.84%) Project Manager
15 34 (3.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 34 (3.73%) Technical Architect
16 33 (3.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 31 (3.40%) Infrastructure Architect
18 27 (2.96%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (11.62%) Web Services
2 79 (8.66%) JSON
3 74 (8.11%) .NET
4 57 (6.25%) REST
5 48 (5.26%) Middleware
6 46 (5.04%) HTML
7 45 (4.93%) SOAP
8 42 (4.61%) XML
9 38 (4.17%) RESTful
10 36 (3.95%) AngularJS
10 36 (3.95%) CSS
10 36 (3.95%) Java EE
11 31 (3.40%) Spring
12 27 (2.96%) HTML5
13 26 (2.85%) .NET Framework
13 26 (2.85%) ASP.NET
14 24 (2.63%) React
15 23 (2.52%) jQuery
16 21 (2.30%) Elastic Stack
17 20 (2.19%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 99 (10.86%) Public Cloud
2 90 (9.87%) Data Centre
3 62 (6.80%) Hybrid Cloud
4 50 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (4.82%) Virtual Team
6 40 (4.39%) Enterprise Software
7 33 (3.62%) Management Information System
7 33 (3.62%) PKI
8 32 (3.51%) Private Cloud
9 25 (2.74%) User Experience
10 23 (2.52%) Cloud Native
10 23 (2.52%) Enterprise Cloud
11 21 (2.30%) Computer Science
12 17 (1.86%) Mobile App
13 12 (1.32%) EMC VNX
13 12 (1.32%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.88%) FMCG
15 7 (0.77%) DataPower
15 7 (0.77%) Derivative
15 7 (0.77%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 237 (25.99%) Linux
2 232 (25.44%) Windows
3 130 (14.25%) Windows Server
4 56 (6.14%) Unix
5 45 (4.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (2.19%) AIX
7 20 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.97%) Solaris
9 12 (1.32%) VMS
10 11 (1.21%) CentOS
11 10 (1.10%) Android
11 10 (1.10%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.99%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.88%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.77%) HPUX
15 6 (0.66%) Windows 7
16 5 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 2 (0.22%) Debian
18 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (36.07%) DevOps
2 302 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (16.12%) Migration
4 127 (13.93%) Configuration Management
5 103 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
6 95 (10.42%) Scrum
7 93 (10.20%) TOGAF
8 72 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 70 (7.68%) Continuous Delivery
9 70 (7.68%) Test Automation
10 68 (7.46%) Open Source
11 67 (7.35%) SDLC
12 65 (7.13%) SOA
13 63 (6.91%) Enterprise Architecture
14 53 (5.81%) TDD
15 50 (5.48%) Kanban
16 48 (5.26%) OO
16 48 (5.26%) Release Management
17 47 (5.15%) ITIL
17 47 (5.15%) UML
Programming Languages
1 154 (16.89%) PowerShell
2 125 (13.71%) Java
3 121 (13.27%) Python
4 119 (13.05%) SQL
5 69 (7.57%) C#
6 64 (7.02%) JavaScript
7 44 (4.82%) Ruby
8 38 (4.17%) Bash Shell
9 28 (3.07%) Perl
10 25 (2.74%) Groovy
11 21 (2.30%) Go
12 20 (2.19%) ES6
12 20 (2.19%) TypeScript
13 15 (1.64%) T-SQL
14 14 (1.54%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.21%) PHP
16 9 (0.99%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 9 (0.99%) XPath
17 8 (0.88%) C++
18 7 (0.77%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 93 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 76 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 38 (4.17%) Degree
4 34 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (2.52%) CISSP
6 21 (2.30%) MCSE
7 17 (1.86%) AWS Certification
8 15 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (1.54%) CISM
10 12 (1.32%) SANS
11 10 (1.10%) MCSD
12 8 (0.88%) CEH
12 8 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (0.77%) MCSA
13 7 (0.77%) MySQL Certification
13 7 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
14 6 (0.66%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.66%) MCP
15 5 (0.55%) CCDP
15 5 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.40%) QA
2 18 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.10%) GDPR
3 10 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.88%) GCP
4 8 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.77%) SLA
6 6 (0.66%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.44%) COBIT
7 4 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.44%) PA-DSS
7 4 (0.44%) PMO
7 4 (0.44%) SAS 70
8 3 (0.33%) Actionable Recommendations
8 3 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.33%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.22%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.22%) RMADS
System Software
1 126 (13.82%) Active Directory
2 112 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (11.95%) Docker
4 65 (7.13%) Hyper-V
5 49 (5.37%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (2.19%) XenServer
7 18 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
8 17 (1.86%) XenDesktop
9 14 (1.54%) XenApp
10 11 (1.21%) vCloud
11 10 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (1.10%) vSphere
12 5 (0.55%) NFS
12 5 (0.55%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.44%) HDFS
13 4 (0.44%) KVM
14 3 (0.33%) Apache Flume
14 3 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 140 (15.35%) Ansible
2 107 (11.73%) Opscode Chef
3 105 (11.51%) Puppet
4 42 (4.61%) Kubernetes
5 31 (3.40%) Terraform
6 23 (2.52%) SCOM
7 22 (2.41%) Nagios
8 18 (1.97%) SCCM
9 17 (1.86%) Rancher
10 16 (1.75%) Salt
11 15 (1.64%) ZABBIX
12 9 (0.99%) Kibana
12 9 (0.99%) logstash
12 9 (0.99%) Prometheus
13 8 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 7 (0.77%) vCenter Server
15 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
15 6 (0.66%) vMotion
16 5 (0.55%) Graphite
16 5 (0.55%) SCSM
Vendors
1 316 (34.65%) Microsoft
2 183 (20.07%) VMware
3 80 (8.77%) Oracle
4 54 (5.92%) Citrix
5 48 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 46 (5.04%) SAP
7 44 (4.82%) Cisco
8 40 (4.39%) Google
9 33 (3.62%) IBM
10 27 (2.96%) ServiceNow
11 22 (2.41%) EMC
12 19 (2.08%) Dell
13 18 (1.97%) Workday
14 17 (1.86%) Splunk
15 15 (1.64%) CheckPoint
15 15 (1.64%) HP
15 15 (1.64%) Rackspace
16 13 (1.43%) F5
17 12 (1.32%) Symantec
18 11 (1.21%) Salesforce.com