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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 284 267 438
Rank change year-on-year -17 +171  
Contract jobs citing IaaS 368 472 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.88% 0.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.86% 8.96% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 351 140
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £390 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £625 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £470 £475
% change year-on-year +1.06% -1.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +35.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 6280 5268 3401
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.58% 9.80% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4273 3701 2214
Median daily rate £475 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +12.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 78 70
Median hourly rate £26.08 £19.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.26% -45.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.64% -41.30%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -20 353 £500 - 85
London -8 166 £537 -2.36% 29
South East +10 63 £468 +2.18% 21
South West +11 33 £400 -20.00% 4
East of England +1 29 £544 +31.81% 4
City of London +3 23 £518 -8.00% 5
West Midlands +14 21 £550 +20.54% 9
Hampshire +6 21 £445 -8.71% 2
Essex - 18 £544 -
North West -5 16 £488 +12.06% 7
East Midlands -1 15 £425 -29.16% 6
Surrey -6 14 £475 - 2
Scotland +54 13 £463 +2.77% 3
Berkshire +22 13 £450 - 10
Devon - 13 £400 -
Plymouth - 12 £400 -
Birmingham +21 11 £550 -2.22% 1
Somerset +3 10 £375 -62.50% 1
Yorkshire -3 10 £475 -2.56% 4
Buckinghamshire - 10 £550 - 3
Edinburgh +23 9 £475 +5.55%
Manchester +9 9 £513 +7.89% 4
West Yorkshire +3 7 £475 - 3
Reading +10 6 £525 +16.66% 4
Fareham +3 6 £525 -
Leeds +1 6 £475 +2.70% 3
Basingstoke -3 5 £350 -
Bedfordshire -4 5 £550 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £458 - 3
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £850 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 475 (64.89%) PaaS
2 352 (48.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 258 (35.25%) Microsoft
4 251 (34.29%) DevOps
5 244 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 240 (32.79%) Amazon AWS
7 214 (29.23%) Windows
8 206 (28.14%) Linux
9 193 (26.37%) SaaS
10 146 (19.95%) Opscode Chef
11 133 (18.17%) Java
12 121 (16.53%) Migration
12 121 (16.53%) VMware
13 118 (16.12%) Finance
14 117 (15.98%) Continuous Integration
15 116 (15.85%) Puppet
16 106 (14.48%) Git (software)
17 105 (14.34%) Security Cleared
17 105 (14.34%) Active Directory
18 103 (14.07%) SQL Server
18 103 (14.07%) Configuration Management
19 102 (13.93%) SQL
20 101 (13.80%) Python
20 101 (13.80%) PowerShell
21 93 (12.70%) Data Centre
22 92 (12.57%) Ansible
23 89 (12.16%) SC Cleared
24 86 (11.75%) Web Services
24 86 (11.75%) Firewall
25 85 (11.61%) Scrum

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 68 (9.29%) SharePoint
2 61 (8.33%) OpenStack
3 54 (7.38%) IIS
4 32 (4.37%) Skype for Business
5 29 (3.96%) Cloud Foundry
6 28 (3.83%) BizTalk Server
7 19 (2.60%) Tomcat
8 18 (2.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (2.05%) MS Exchange
10 13 (1.78%) Apache
10 13 (1.78%) WebLogic
11 11 (1.50%) Confluence
11 11 (1.50%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.37%) Hubot
12 10 (1.37%) JBoss
12 10 (1.37%) nginx
12 10 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
13 9 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 44 (6.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (2.87%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.96%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 5 (0.68%) Oracle Retail
4 5 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.14%) Magento
7 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.14%) Odoo
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 475 (64.89%) PaaS
2 352 (48.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 240 (32.79%) Amazon AWS
4 193 (26.37%) SaaS
5 82 (11.20%) Office 365
6 45 (6.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 31 (4.23%) OpenShift
8 26 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (2.87%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (2.87%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (2.32%) GitHub
11 14 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
12 10 (1.37%) Heroku
13 9 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (1.23%) IBM Cloud
14 7 (0.96%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.96%) Bluemix
14 7 (0.96%) Oracle CX
14 7 (0.96%) Oracle Service Cloud
15 6 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 86 (11.75%) Firewall
2 73 (9.97%) DNS
3 50 (6.83%) Network Security
4 45 (6.15%) WAN
5 39 (5.33%) LAN
5 39 (5.33%) TCP/IP
6 34 (4.64%) HTTP
6 34 (4.64%) VPN
7 28 (3.83%) SSL
8 27 (3.69%) Internet
9 24 (3.28%) IPsec
10 21 (2.87%) Skype
11 18 (2.46%) SAN
12 15 (2.05%) DHCP
13 13 (1.78%) DMZ
13 13 (1.78%) HTTPS
14 11 (1.50%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (1.50%) Extranet
14 11 (1.50%) LDAP
15 9 (1.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (3.83%) Big Data
4 28 (3.83%) Relational Database
5 23 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (2.87%) Azure SQL Database
7 18 (2.46%) Hadoop
8 13 (1.78%) SQL Server 2016
9 12 (1.64%) NoSQL
10 11 (1.50%) Power BI
11 10 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (1.23%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (1.09%) Data Lake
13 8 (1.09%) MySQL
14 7 (0.96%) Oracle ODI
14 7 (0.96%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 106 (14.48%) Git (software)
2 80 (10.93%) Jenkins
3 40 (5.46%) Maven
4 36 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 35 (4.78%) JIRA
6 23 (3.14%) Visual Studio Team System
7 16 (2.19%) Ant
8 15 (2.05%) Selenium
9 13 (1.78%) Gradle
10 12 (1.64%) Bitbucket
10 12 (1.64%) GitLab
10 12 (1.64%) Grunt
11 11 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
11 11 (1.50%) Visual Studio
12 9 (1.23%) Vagrant
13 8 (1.09%) Subversion
13 8 (1.09%) Travis CI
13 8 (1.09%) webpack
14 5 (0.68%) MSTest
14 5 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 118 (16.12%) Finance
2 24 (3.28%) Banking
2 24 (3.28%) Retail
3 23 (3.14%) Billing
4 20 (2.73%) Advertising
5 14 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.78%) Law
6 13 (1.78%) Legal
6 13 (1.78%) Marketing
7 10 (1.37%) Local Government
8 8 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.82%) Publishing
10 5 (0.68%) Electronics
11 4 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.41%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.41%) Military
13 2 (0.27%) French Language
13 2 (0.27%) Front Office
13 2 (0.27%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 192 (26.23%) Architect
2 82 (11.20%) Developer
3 77 (10.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 75 (10.25%) Consultant
5 69 (9.43%) Cloud Architect
6 60 (8.20%) Cloud Engineer
7 55 (7.51%) Azure Engineer
8 51 (6.97%) Azure Architect
9 44 (6.01%) Technical Architect
10 42 (5.74%) Infrastructure Architect
11 36 (4.92%) Azure Consultant
12 34 (4.64%) Solutions Architect
13 32 (4.37%) Security Engineer
14 30 (4.10%) AWS Engineer
15 28 (3.83%) Project Manager
16 24 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 23 (3.14%) AWS DevOps
18 22 (3.01%) AWS Architect
19 20 (2.73%) Dynamics AX Developer
19 20 (2.73%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (11.75%) Web Services
2 68 (9.29%) .NET
3 41 (5.60%) SOAP
4 40 (5.46%) Middleware
5 36 (4.92%) Spring
6 35 (4.78%) JSON
7 34 (4.64%) Node.js
8 33 (4.51%) WCF
9 31 (4.23%) REST
10 30 (4.10%) XML
11 29 (3.96%) HTML
12 24 (3.28%) CSS
12 24 (3.28%) RESTful
13 21 (2.87%) J2EE
14 20 (2.73%) AngularJS
15 19 (2.60%) Java EE
16 16 (2.19%) Spring Boot
17 15 (2.05%) HTML5
18 13 (1.78%) .NET Framework
19 12 (1.64%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 93 (12.70%) Data Centre
2 49 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.37%) Hybrid Cloud
4 27 (3.69%) Private Cloud
4 27 (3.69%) Public Cloud
5 22 (3.01%) PKI
6 16 (2.19%) Virtual Team
7 15 (2.05%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.05%) Replication
8 13 (1.78%) CMDB
9 12 (1.64%) Cloud Native
9 12 (1.64%) Clustering
10 11 (1.50%) User Experience
11 10 (1.37%) Mobile App
12 9 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (1.09%) Computer Science
14 6 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 214 (29.23%) Windows
2 206 (28.14%) Linux
3 65 (8.88%) Windows Server
4 41 (5.60%) Unix
5 30 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (3.42%) Windows 10
6 25 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (1.91%) VMS
9 13 (1.78%) CentOS
10 12 (1.64%) Ubuntu
11 11 (1.50%) CoreOS
12 9 (1.23%) Fedora
12 9 (1.23%) Solaris
13 6 (0.82%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.68%) AIX
15 4 (0.55%) HPUX
16 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.27%) Android
17 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (34.29%) DevOps
2 244 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (16.53%) Migration
4 117 (15.98%) Continuous Integration
5 103 (14.07%) Configuration Management
6 85 (11.61%) Scrum
7 84 (11.48%) ITIL
8 64 (8.74%) TDD
9 61 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
10 60 (8.20%) Open Source
10 60 (8.20%) SOA
11 53 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
11 53 (7.24%) Project Management
12 51 (6.97%) Service Management
13 47 (6.42%) CRM
14 43 (5.87%) ERP
14 43 (5.87%) TOGAF
15 41 (5.60%) E-Commerce
15 41 (5.60%) Enterprise Architecture
16 38 (5.19%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 133 (18.17%) Java
2 102 (13.93%) SQL
3 101 (13.80%) PowerShell
3 101 (13.80%) Python
4 61 (8.33%) Ruby
5 51 (6.97%) JavaScript
6 50 (6.83%) C#
7 40 (5.46%) Bash Shell
8 29 (3.96%) Perl
9 25 (3.42%) PHP
10 23 (3.14%) Go
11 13 (1.78%) C-shell
11 13 (1.78%) Korn
12 12 (1.64%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.50%) C
14 10 (1.37%) CoffeeScript
15 9 (1.23%) C++
15 9 (1.23%) TypeScript
16 8 (1.09%) ES6
17 6 (0.82%) F#
Qualifications
1 105 (14.34%) Security Cleared
2 89 (12.16%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (3.55%) CISSP
5 20 (2.73%) Degree
5 20 (2.73%) MCSE
6 15 (2.05%) CEH
7 14 (1.91%) GIAC
7 14 (1.91%) SANS
8 13 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (1.78%) CREST Certified
9 11 (1.50%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.09%) MCSA
10 8 (1.09%) PMP
11 7 (0.96%) AWS Certification
12 6 (0.82%) CISM
12 6 (0.82%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.68%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 20 (2.73%) QA
2 8 (1.09%) COBIT
2 8 (1.09%) GDPR
3 6 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 6 (0.82%) PMO
3 6 (0.82%) SLA
4 5 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.27%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.27%) RMADS
7 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.14%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) SAS 70
7 1 (0.14%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 105 (14.34%) Active Directory
2 77 (10.52%) Docker
3 49 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (5.19%) Hyper-V
5 36 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.23%) vCloud
8 7 (0.96%) HDFS
8 7 (0.96%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.96%) XenServer
9 5 (0.68%) NFS
9 5 (0.68%) vSphere
10 4 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.55%) XenApp
11 3 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.41%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.41%) KVM
11 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 146 (19.95%) Opscode Chef
2 116 (15.85%) Puppet
3 92 (12.57%) Ansible
4 41 (5.60%) SCOM
5 36 (4.92%) SCCM
6 34 (4.64%) Kubernetes
7 19 (2.60%) Terraform
8 15 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
9 13 (1.78%) Nagios
10 12 (1.64%) SCOrch
11 11 (1.50%) vRealize
12 10 (1.37%) Consul
12 10 (1.37%) Salt
13 9 (1.23%) SCVMM
14 7 (0.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 7 (0.96%) Packer
14 7 (0.96%) ZABBIX
15 6 (0.82%) AirWatch
16 5 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
16 5 (0.68%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 258 (35.25%) Microsoft
2 121 (16.53%) VMware
3 71 (9.70%) Oracle
4 37 (5.05%) Red Hat
5 36 (4.92%) Cisco
6 32 (4.37%) Citrix
7 27 (3.69%) Google
8 20 (2.73%) CA
9 19 (2.60%) ServiceNow
10 18 (2.46%) CheckPoint
11 14 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (1.91%) SaltStack
12 12 (1.64%) EMC
12 12 (1.64%) Splunk
13 11 (1.50%) Apigee
13 11 (1.50%) HP
13 11 (1.50%) IBM
13 11 (1.50%) New Relic
13 11 (1.50%) SAP
14 10 (1.37%) AppDynamics
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