Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 303 303 511
Rank change year-on-year 0 +208 +34
Contract jobs citing IaaS 785 900 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.83% 0.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.77% 8.20% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 654 279
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £348 £372 £315
90th Percentile £656 £638 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 7
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.52% -5.71% -
10th Percentile £42.50 £22.80 £32.50
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.83 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year +51.52% - -

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 13594 10977 6682
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.10% 10.12% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9287 7608 4338
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +11.11% -0.18%
10th Percentile £271 £287 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £390
% change year-on-year - +8.97% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 173 140
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.61 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.11% -12.84% +32.35%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.53 £11.25
90th Percentile £59.65 £46.98 £42.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -24.44% +50.00%

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 19 August 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 19 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IaaS in the UK

IaaS
Top 14 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 19 August 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 -12 760 £500 - 86
UK excluding London 0 404 £475 +5.56% 53
London +2 375 £541 -0.69% 39
South East -14 169 £475 +5.56% 19
Midlands +27 76 £450 -10.00% 4
North of England +13 57 £488 +2.63% 13
West Midlands +37 50 £455 -0.27% 2
South West +11 46 £400 -27.27% 7
East of England -17 45 £515 +24.85% 3
Yorkshire +25 31 £488 -2.50% 3
East Midlands -7 27 £475 -22.45% 2
North West -4 24 £500 +11.11% 8
Scotland +39 19 £425 +1.49% 7
North East +38 2 £475 -5.00% 2

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 508 (64.71%) PaaS
2 391 (49.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 292 (37.20%) DevOps
4 278 (35.41%) Amazon AWS
5 267 (34.01%) Microsoft
6 251 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
7 223 (28.41%) Linux
8 218 (27.77%) SaaS
9 199 (25.35%) Windows
10 151 (19.24%) Opscode Chef
11 137 (17.45%) Java
12 133 (16.94%) VMware
13 128 (16.31%) Ansible
14 127 (16.18%) Puppet
15 125 (15.92%) Migration
16 122 (15.54%) Finance
17 119 (15.16%) PowerShell
18 117 (14.90%) Firewall
18 117 (14.90%) Active Directory
19 112 (14.27%) Continuous Integration
20 111 (14.14%) Configuration Management
21 105 (13.38%) Security Cleared
22 104 (13.25%) Python
23 98 (12.48%) Git (software)
24 97 (12.36%) Windows Server
25 93 (11.85%) Data Centre
26 92 (11.72%) Web Services
27 88 (11.21%) Jenkins
28 86 (10.96%) SQL
29 85 (10.83%) SC Cleared

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 71 (9.04%) OpenStack
2 47 (5.99%) SharePoint
3 43 (5.48%) Skype for Business
4 40 (5.10%) IIS
5 35 (4.46%) Cloud Foundry
6 23 (2.93%) Apache
7 21 (2.68%) Tomcat
8 20 (2.55%) WebLogic
9 19 (2.42%) WebSphere
10 17 (2.17%) Confluence
11 16 (2.04%) MS Exchange
12 15 (1.91%) JBoss
13 12 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
14 11 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
14 11 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
16 8 (1.02%) Mule
16 8 (1.02%) nginx
17 6 (0.76%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 18 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.89%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.25%) CA PPM
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.25%) Primavera
6 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.13%) Odoo
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 508 (64.71%) PaaS
2 391 (49.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 278 (35.41%) Amazon AWS
4 218 (27.77%) SaaS
5 85 (10.83%) Office 365
6 50 (6.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 37 (4.71%) OpenShift
8 33 (4.20%) Cloud Computing
9 30 (3.82%) AWS CloudFormation
10 29 (3.69%) Google Cloud Platform
11 19 (2.42%) GitHub
12 14 (1.78%) Dynamics 365
13 12 (1.53%) Heroku
14 11 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (1.40%) IBM Cloud
15 10 (1.27%) Boomi
16 9 (1.15%) Bluemix
17 7 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
17 7 (0.89%) Oracle CX
17 7 (0.89%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 117 (14.90%) Firewall
2 60 (7.64%) DNS
3 54 (6.88%) Network Security
4 49 (6.24%) TCP/IP
5 46 (5.86%) VPN
6 38 (4.84%) HTTP
7 37 (4.71%) WAN
8 35 (4.46%) LAN
9 31 (3.95%) SSL
10 27 (3.44%) Internet
11 26 (3.31%) Skype
12 23 (2.93%) IPsec
13 21 (2.68%) SAN
14 18 (2.29%) DHCP
15 16 (2.04%) NetScaler
16 14 (1.78%) HTTPS
17 12 (1.53%) DMZ
17 12 (1.53%) LDAP
18 11 (1.40%) Extranet
19 10 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (8.28%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.71%) Big Data
3 26 (3.31%) Relational Database
4 21 (2.68%) RDBMS
5 19 (2.42%) Hadoop
5 19 (2.42%) NoSQL
6 18 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
7 17 (2.17%) MySQL
8 14 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (1.27%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 8 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
11 7 (0.89%) Power BI
11 7 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.76%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 98 (12.48%) Git (software)
2 88 (11.21%) Jenkins
3 40 (5.10%) Maven
4 31 (3.95%) JIRA
5 25 (3.18%) Selenium
5 25 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (2.29%) GitLab
6 18 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
7 14 (1.78%) Visual Studio
8 12 (1.53%) Ant
8 12 (1.53%) Bitbucket
8 12 (1.53%) Gradle
8 12 (1.53%) IBM UrbanCode
9 11 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
9 11 (1.40%) webpack
10 10 (1.27%) Grunt
11 9 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (1.15%) SonarQube
12 8 (1.02%) Hudson
13 7 (0.89%) Gerrit
General
1 122 (15.54%) Finance
2 47 (5.99%) Banking
3 24 (3.06%) Legal
4 23 (2.93%) Advertising
4 23 (2.93%) Billing
5 22 (2.80%) Marketing
6 21 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.29%) Retail
8 14 (1.78%) Law
8 14 (1.78%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.27%) Electronics
9 10 (1.27%) Local Government
10 7 (0.89%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.76%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.51%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.51%) Military
13 2 (0.25%) Front Office
13 2 (0.25%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 222 (28.28%) Architect
2 94 (11.97%) DevOps Engineer
3 83 (10.57%) Cloud Architect
4 80 (10.19%) Consultant
5 68 (8.66%) Cloud Engineer
6 65 (8.28%) Azure Engineer
6 65 (8.28%) Developer
7 60 (7.64%) Azure Architect
8 53 (6.75%) Solutions Architect
9 52 (6.62%) Technical Architect
10 43 (5.48%) AWS Engineer
11 41 (5.22%) Azure Consultant
12 37 (4.71%) Security Engineer
13 35 (4.46%) Infrastructure Architect
14 34 (4.33%) AWS DevOps
15 33 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 33 (4.20%) Project Manager
16 27 (3.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 26 (3.31%) AWS Architect
18 25 (3.18%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (11.72%) Web Services
2 67 (8.54%) .NET
3 48 (6.11%) JSON
4 44 (5.61%) Middleware
5 42 (5.35%) XML
6 40 (5.10%) REST
6 40 (5.10%) Spring
7 37 (4.71%) SOAP
8 32 (4.08%) HTML
9 28 (3.57%) Java EE
10 26 (3.31%) CSS
11 24 (3.06%) AngularJS
12 23 (2.93%) RESTful
13 21 (2.68%) Spring Boot
14 20 (2.55%) HTML5
14 20 (2.55%) Node.js
15 19 (2.42%) jQuery
16 16 (2.04%) .NET Framework
16 16 (2.04%) Ajax
16 16 (2.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 93 (11.85%) Data Centre
2 46 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (5.86%) Public Cloud
3 39 (4.97%) Hybrid Cloud
4 32 (4.08%) PKI
5 30 (3.82%) Virtual Team
6 29 (3.69%) Private Cloud
7 24 (3.06%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (2.42%) Cloud Native
9 19 (2.42%) User Experience
10 14 (1.78%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (1.15%) EMC VNX
11 9 (1.15%) Replication
12 8 (1.02%) Computer Science
12 8 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (0.89%) Clustering
14 6 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 223 (28.41%) Linux
2 199 (25.35%) Windows
3 97 (12.36%) Windows Server
4 52 (6.62%) Unix
5 51 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (2.93%) Windows 10
7 23 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (2.29%) CentOS
9 15 (1.91%) Solaris
10 12 (1.53%) AIX
10 12 (1.53%) VMS
11 10 (1.27%) Ubuntu
12 9 (1.15%) Fedora
13 7 (0.89%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.76%) HPUX
15 5 (0.64%) Android
15 5 (0.64%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.64%) CoreOS
16 3 (0.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (37.20%) DevOps
2 251 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (15.92%) Migration
4 112 (14.27%) Continuous Integration
5 111 (14.14%) Configuration Management
6 81 (10.32%) Open Source
7 79 (10.06%) Scrum
8 58 (7.39%) TOGAF
9 57 (7.26%) TDD
10 56 (7.13%) Continuous Delivery
10 56 (7.13%) ITIL
11 55 (7.01%) SOA
12 50 (6.37%) Enterprise Architecture
13 49 (6.24%) Project Management
14 47 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
15 43 (5.48%) SDLC
15 43 (5.48%) Test Automation
16 41 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
17 38 (4.84%) Microservices
18 36 (4.59%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 137 (17.45%) Java
2 119 (15.16%) PowerShell
3 104 (13.25%) Python
4 86 (10.96%) SQL
5 59 (7.52%) Ruby
6 53 (6.75%) JavaScript
7 39 (4.97%) Bash Shell
7 39 (4.97%) C#
8 34 (4.33%) Perl
9 18 (2.29%) PHP
10 16 (2.04%) Go
11 13 (1.66%) C-shell
11 13 (1.66%) Korn
12 11 (1.40%) ES6
12 11 (1.40%) TypeScript
13 10 (1.27%) C
14 8 (1.02%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.02%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 7 (0.89%) Groovy
15 7 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (13.38%) Security Cleared
2 85 (10.83%) SC Cleared
3 30 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (3.44%) CISSP
5 22 (2.80%) Degree
5 22 (2.80%) MCSE
6 16 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (2.04%) SANS
7 15 (1.91%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.78%) CEH
8 14 (1.78%) GIAC
9 13 (1.66%) CREST Certified
10 8 (1.02%) MCSA
11 7 (0.89%) AWS Certification
11 7 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.89%) MySQL Certification
12 6 (0.76%) CCIE
12 6 (0.76%) CISM
13 5 (0.64%) MCSD
13 5 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.95%) QA
2 22 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.15%) GDPR
4 8 (1.02%) COBIT
5 7 (0.89%) GCP
5 7 (0.89%) PMO
5 7 (0.89%) SLA
6 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 4 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.38%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.38%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.38%) SAS 70
8 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.25%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.25%) RMADS
9 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 117 (14.90%) Active Directory
2 80 (10.19%) Docker
3 70 (8.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (6.50%) Hyper-V
5 37 (4.71%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (1.78%) XenDesktop
7 14 (1.78%) XenServer
8 8 (1.02%) NFS
8 8 (1.02%) vCloud
8 8 (1.02%) vSphere
8 8 (1.02%) XenApp
9 6 (0.76%) HDFS
9 6 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.38%) KVM
11 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.25%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.25%) OpenDJ
12 2 (0.25%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 151 (19.24%) Opscode Chef
2 128 (16.31%) Ansible
3 127 (16.18%) Puppet
4 33 (4.20%) Kubernetes
5 28 (3.57%) SCOM
6 27 (3.44%) SCCM
7 20 (2.55%) Terraform
8 16 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
9 13 (1.66%) Nagios
10 10 (1.27%) logstash
11 9 (1.15%) Kibana
11 9 (1.15%) vRealize
12 8 (1.02%) AirWatch
12 8 (1.02%) Packer
13 7 (0.89%) ZABBIX
14 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 5 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 5 (0.64%) Prometheus
14 5 (0.64%) Salt
14 5 (0.64%) vMotion
Vendors
1 267 (34.01%) Microsoft
2 133 (16.94%) VMware
3 65 (8.28%) Oracle
4 54 (6.88%) Red Hat
5 49 (6.24%) Cisco
6 47 (5.99%) Citrix
7 31 (3.95%) Google
8 22 (2.80%) CheckPoint
8 22 (2.80%) SAP
8 22 (2.80%) ServiceNow
9 21 (2.68%) EMC
10 20 (2.55%) Dell
11 17 (2.17%) IBM
12 15 (1.91%) Splunk
13 14 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (1.66%) Apigee
15 12 (1.53%) MuleSoft
16 11 (1.40%) HP
16 11 (1.40%) New Relic
16 11 (1.40%) Symantec