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 29 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 278 283 440
Rank change year-on-year +5 +157  
Contract jobs citing IaaS 393 462 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.86% 0.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.08% 8.72% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 351 133
Median daily rate £500 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £375 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £650 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £465 £475
% change year-on-year +2.15% -2.10%  
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%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £46.13 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £48.38 £37.50
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 6464 5297 3450
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.72% 9.86% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7538 6592 3429
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 £306 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £393
% change year-on-year - +14.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 89 91
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.57% -45.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.73 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £41.35 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +70.58% -29.16%  

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 3 months to 29 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 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IaaS in the UK

IaaS
Top 9 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 29 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 -9 379 £500 - 100
UK excluding London +24 219 £475 +2.15% 58
London -14 173 £545 - 44
South East +13 75 £460 -1.07% 25
Midlands +4 39 £490 -6.66% 8
South West +5 32 £400 -31.91% 4
East of England +4 32 £519 +25.75% 4
North of England -4 28 £475 - 14
Scotland +44 13 £463 +2.77% 3

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 472 (63.96%) PaaS
2 355 (48.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 256 (34.69%) Microsoft
4 253 (34.28%) DevOps
5 246 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 244 (33.06%) Amazon AWS
7 212 (28.73%) Linux
8 209 (28.32%) Windows
9 195 (26.42%) SaaS
10 144 (19.51%) Opscode Chef
11 135 (18.29%) Java
12 129 (17.48%) VMware
13 121 (16.40%) Continuous Integration
14 120 (16.26%) Migration
15 118 (15.99%) Puppet
16 113 (15.31%) Git (software)
16 113 (15.31%) Finance
17 107 (14.50%) Active Directory
18 106 (14.36%) SQL
19 105 (14.23%) Security Cleared
20 104 (14.09%) Configuration Management
21 103 (13.96%) PowerShell
22 102 (13.82%) Python
23 99 (13.41%) Ansible
24 98 (13.28%) SQL Server
25 94 (12.74%) Data Centre
26 89 (12.06%) SC Cleared
27 88 (11.92%) Firewall
28 87 (11.79%) Web Services
28 87 (11.79%) 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 70 (9.49%) OpenStack
2 64 (8.67%) SharePoint
3 49 (6.64%) IIS
4 33 (4.47%) Cloud Foundry
4 33 (4.47%) Skype for Business
5 24 (3.25%) BizTalk Server
6 18 (2.44%) Tomcat
7 16 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 15 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (2.03%) MS Exchange
9 13 (1.76%) WebLogic
10 12 (1.63%) Apache
11 11 (1.49%) Confluence
11 11 (1.49%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.36%) Hubot
12 10 (1.36%) JBoss
12 10 (1.36%) nginx
12 10 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
13 9 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (2.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 38 (5.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (2.30%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.95%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 5 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.54%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.14%) Odoo
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 472 (63.96%) PaaS
2 355 (48.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 244 (33.06%) Amazon AWS
4 195 (26.42%) SaaS
5 83 (11.25%) Office 365
6 46 (6.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 32 (4.34%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (4.34%) OpenShift
8 21 (2.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 21 (2.85%) Google Cloud Platform
9 18 (2.44%) GitHub
10 14 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
11 12 (1.63%) IBM Cloud
12 11 (1.49%) Heroku
13 10 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (1.36%) Bluemix
14 7 (0.95%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.95%) Oracle CX
14 7 (0.95%) Oracle Service Cloud
15 6 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 88 (11.92%) Firewall
2 67 (9.08%) DNS
3 53 (7.18%) Network Security
4 45 (6.10%) WAN
5 41 (5.56%) LAN
5 41 (5.56%) TCP/IP
6 35 (4.74%) HTTP
7 34 (4.61%) VPN
8 29 (3.93%) SSL
9 27 (3.66%) Internet
10 24 (3.25%) IPsec
11 22 (2.98%) Skype
12 18 (2.44%) SAN
13 14 (1.90%) DHCP
14 13 (1.76%) DMZ
14 13 (1.76%) HTTPS
15 12 (1.63%) LDAP
16 11 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
16 11 (1.49%) Extranet
17 9 (1.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (13.28%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (4.07%) Big Data
4 29 (3.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (3.25%) Relational Database
6 21 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (2.71%) Azure SQL Database
8 18 (2.44%) Hadoop
9 16 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
10 12 (1.63%) NoSQL
10 12 (1.63%) Power BI
11 11 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
12 10 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (1.22%) Data Lake
13 9 (1.22%) Oracle Database
13 9 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (1.08%) MySQL
15 7 (0.95%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 113 (15.31%) Git (software)
2 84 (11.38%) Jenkins
3 40 (5.42%) Maven
4 36 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 31 (4.20%) JIRA
6 23 (3.12%) Visual Studio Team System
7 22 (2.98%) Selenium
8 16 (2.17%) Ant
9 15 (2.03%) Visual Studio
10 14 (1.90%) GitLab
10 14 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
11 13 (1.76%) Bitbucket
11 13 (1.76%) Gradle
12 12 (1.63%) Grunt
12 12 (1.63%) webpack
13 10 (1.36%) Vagrant
14 9 (1.22%) Moq
14 9 (1.22%) MSTest
15 8 (1.08%) SonarQube
15 8 (1.08%) SpecFlow
General
1 113 (15.31%) Finance
2 28 (3.79%) Banking
3 24 (3.25%) Billing
4 23 (3.12%) Retail
5 19 (2.57%) Advertising
6 14 (1.90%) Marketing
6 14 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.76%) Law
7 13 (1.76%) Legal
8 10 (1.36%) Local Government
9 8 (1.08%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.81%) Publishing
11 5 (0.68%) Electronics
12 4 (0.54%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.41%) Military
14 2 (0.27%) French Language
14 2 (0.27%) Front Office
14 2 (0.27%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 192 (26.02%) Architect
2 79 (10.70%) Developer
3 78 (10.57%) Consultant
3 78 (10.57%) DevOps Engineer
4 73 (9.89%) Cloud Architect
5 59 (7.99%) Cloud Engineer
6 55 (7.45%) Azure Engineer
7 51 (6.91%) Azure Architect
8 43 (5.83%) Technical Architect
9 40 (5.42%) Infrastructure Architect
10 39 (5.28%) Azure Consultant
11 35 (4.74%) Solutions Architect
12 32 (4.34%) Security Engineer
13 31 (4.20%) AWS Engineer
14 27 (3.66%) Project Manager
15 25 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 24 (3.25%) AWS DevOps
17 21 (2.85%) AWS Architect
17 21 (2.85%) Azure DevOps
18 20 (2.71%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (11.79%) Web Services
2 71 (9.62%) .NET
3 40 (5.42%) SOAP
4 38 (5.15%) JSON
4 38 (5.15%) Middleware
5 37 (5.01%) REST
6 35 (4.74%) Spring
7 34 (4.61%) Node.js
7 34 (4.61%) XML
8 32 (4.34%) WCF
9 29 (3.93%) HTML
10 24 (3.25%) CSS
11 22 (2.98%) RESTful
12 20 (2.71%) AngularJS
13 19 (2.57%) J2EE
13 19 (2.57%) Java EE
14 17 (2.30%) .NET Framework
14 17 (2.30%) Spring Boot
15 16 (2.17%) ASP.NET
16 15 (2.03%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 94 (12.74%) Data Centre
2 49 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (5.01%) Hybrid Cloud
4 31 (4.20%) Public Cloud
5 28 (3.79%) Private Cloud
6 22 (2.98%) PKI
7 15 (2.03%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.03%) Virtual Team
8 13 (1.76%) Replication
9 12 (1.63%) Cloud Native
9 12 (1.63%) CMDB
10 11 (1.49%) Clustering
10 11 (1.49%) User Experience
11 10 (1.36%) Mobile App
12 9 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (1.08%) Computer Science
14 7 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 6 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 212 (28.73%) Linux
2 209 (28.32%) Windows
3 69 (9.35%) Windows Server
4 42 (5.69%) Unix
5 30 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (3.39%) Windows 10
6 25 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (1.90%) VMS
9 13 (1.76%) CentOS
10 12 (1.63%) Ubuntu
11 11 (1.49%) CoreOS
12 10 (1.36%) Solaris
13 9 (1.22%) Fedora
14 7 (0.95%) AIX
15 6 (0.81%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.54%) HPUX
17 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
18 2 (0.27%) Android
18 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (34.28%) DevOps
2 246 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (16.40%) Continuous Integration
4 120 (16.26%) Migration
5 104 (14.09%) Configuration Management
6 87 (11.79%) Scrum
7 82 (11.11%) ITIL
8 68 (9.21%) TDD
9 66 (8.94%) Continuous Delivery
10 61 (8.27%) Open Source
11 59 (7.99%) SOA
12 53 (7.18%) Project Management
13 52 (7.05%) Service Management
14 50 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
15 43 (5.83%) Test Automation
15 43 (5.83%) TOGAF
16 41 (5.56%) CRM
16 41 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
17 38 (5.15%) E-Commerce
17 38 (5.15%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 135 (18.29%) Java
2 106 (14.36%) SQL
3 103 (13.96%) PowerShell
4 102 (13.82%) Python
5 61 (8.27%) Ruby
6 55 (7.45%) JavaScript
7 50 (6.78%) C#
8 39 (5.28%) Bash Shell
9 30 (4.07%) Perl
10 25 (3.39%) PHP
11 23 (3.12%) Go
12 13 (1.76%) C-shell
12 13 (1.76%) Korn
12 13 (1.76%) T-SQL
12 13 (1.76%) TypeScript
13 12 (1.63%) ES6
14 10 (1.36%) C
14 10 (1.36%) CoffeeScript
14 10 (1.36%) F#
15 9 (1.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 105 (14.23%) Security Cleared
2 89 (12.06%) SC Cleared
3 30 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (3.39%) CISSP
5 19 (2.57%) Degree
5 19 (2.57%) MCSE
6 15 (2.03%) CEH
7 14 (1.90%) GIAC
7 14 (1.90%) SANS
8 13 (1.76%) CREST Certified
9 12 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (1.49%) DV Cleared
11 8 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.08%) MCSA
11 8 (1.08%) PMP
12 7 (0.95%) AWS Certification
13 6 (0.81%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.68%) CCNA
14 5 (0.68%) MCSD
14 5 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.71%) QA
2 19 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.08%) COBIT
3 8 (1.08%) GDPR
3 8 (1.08%) SLA
4 6 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 6 (0.81%) PMO
5 5 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 2 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.27%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.27%) RMADS
8 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.14%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) SAS 70
8 1 (0.14%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 107 (14.50%) Active Directory
2 81 (10.98%) Docker
3 54 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (5.28%) Hyper-V
5 34 (4.61%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.49%) vCloud
8 7 (0.95%) HDFS
8 7 (0.95%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.95%) XenServer
9 6 (0.81%) vSphere
10 5 (0.68%) NFS
11 4 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.54%) XenApp
12 3 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.41%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.41%) KVM
12 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.27%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 144 (19.51%) Opscode Chef
2 118 (15.99%) Puppet
3 99 (13.41%) Ansible
4 38 (5.15%) SCOM
5 35 (4.74%) Kubernetes
5 35 (4.74%) SCCM
6 21 (2.85%) Terraform
7 15 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (1.76%) Nagios
9 11 (1.49%) vRealize
10 10 (1.36%) Consul
10 10 (1.36%) Salt
11 9 (1.22%) SCOrch
12 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 7 (0.95%) Packer
12 7 (0.95%) SCVMM
12 7 (0.95%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.68%) AirWatch
13 5 (0.68%) Prometheus
13 5 (0.68%) SCSM
Vendors
1 256 (34.69%) Microsoft
2 129 (17.48%) VMware
3 66 (8.94%) Oracle
4 38 (5.15%) Red Hat
5 37 (5.01%) Cisco
6 31 (4.20%) Citrix
7 27 (3.66%) Google
8 22 (2.98%) ServiceNow
9 18 (2.44%) CA
10 17 (2.30%) CheckPoint
11 16 (2.17%) Splunk
12 15 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (2.03%) SaltStack
13 14 (1.90%) New Relic
14 13 (1.76%) AppDynamics
14 13 (1.76%) EMC
15 12 (1.63%) Apigee
15 12 (1.63%) IBM
16 11 (1.49%) HP
16 11 (1.49%) MuleSoft
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