Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 284 284 524
Rank change year-on-year 0 +240 +25
Contract jobs citing IaaS 868 958 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.91% 0.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.64% 8.02% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 686 268
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £316
90th Percentile £656 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £34.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.93% -1.43% -
10th Percentile £40.62 £31.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £45.44 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year +74.24% - -

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 15384 11943 7268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.49% 11.33% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10606 8228 4857
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +8.43% +0.61%
10th Percentile £269 £275 £255
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 186 108
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -17.51% +22.93%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.58 £10.43
90th Percentile £63.75 £56.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £17.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.10% -24.31% +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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 0 829 £500 - 80
UK excluding London -6 446 £475 - 43
London +16 412 £525 - 38
South East +24 205 £500 - 8
Midlands +18 82 £465 -2.31% 9
West Midlands +16 55 £450 +12.50% 6
North of England -43 54 £481 -1.28% 15
East of England -14 45 £500 +21.21% 2
Yorkshire +20 31 £488 -7.14% 7
South West +7 31 £424 -27.87% 8
East Midlands +7 28 £500 -23.08% 3
Scotland +26 27 £463 +15.63%
North West -37 17 £488 +10.80% 7
North East +10 6 £475 -5.00% 1
Wales - 4 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 588 (67.74%) PaaS
2 476 (54.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 332 (38.25%) Amazon AWS
4 324 (37.33%) Microsoft
5 322 (37.10%) DevOps
6 282 (32.49%) SaaS
7 276 (31.80%) Agile Software Development
8 231 (26.61%) Linux
9 223 (25.69%) Windows
10 157 (18.09%) VMware
11 152 (17.51%) Opscode Chef
12 148 (17.05%) PowerShell
13 146 (16.82%) Migration
14 140 (16.13%) Ansible
15 139 (16.01%) Configuration Management
16 134 (15.44%) Firewall
16 134 (15.44%) Active Directory
17 131 (15.09%) Puppet
18 126 (14.52%) Java
18 126 (14.52%) Finance
19 118 (13.59%) Jenkins
19 118 (13.59%) Windows Server
20 116 (13.36%) Python
21 108 (12.44%) Security Cleared
22 105 (12.10%) Git (software)
23 102 (11.75%) SQL
24 98 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
24 98 (11.29%) Docker
25 94 (10.83%) Web Services
26 93 (10.71%) Data Centre

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 (7.83%) OpenStack
2 48 (5.53%) Skype for Business
3 40 (4.61%) IIS
4 33 (3.80%) Confluence
5 31 (3.57%) SharePoint
6 28 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
7 26 (3.00%) Apache
8 23 (2.65%) WebLogic
9 17 (1.96%) Tomcat
10 16 (1.84%) JBoss
11 14 (1.61%) MS Exchange
11 14 (1.61%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.15%) CMS
13 9 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (1.04%) Mule
14 8 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.81%) nginx
16 6 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
17 4 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.58%) HipChat
3 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.23%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.23%) Primavera
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.12%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 588 (67.74%) PaaS
2 476 (54.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 332 (38.25%) Amazon AWS
4 282 (32.49%) SaaS
5 83 (9.56%) Office 365
6 67 (7.72%) Azure Active Directory
7 34 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
8 33 (3.80%) OpenShift
9 28 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 26 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
11 22 (2.53%) iPaaS
12 19 (2.19%) GitHub
13 16 (1.84%) Slack
14 14 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
14 14 (1.61%) SuccessFactors
15 13 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
15 13 (1.50%) Trello
16 12 (1.38%) Heroku
16 12 (1.38%) npm
17 8 (0.92%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 134 (15.44%) Firewall
2 65 (7.49%) VPN
3 62 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 57 (6.57%) DNS
4 57 (6.57%) Network Security
5 46 (5.30%) WAN
6 43 (4.95%) LAN
7 33 (3.80%) HTTP
8 30 (3.46%) Skype
9 24 (2.76%) NetScaler
10 23 (2.65%) SAN
11 22 (2.53%) Internet
12 19 (2.19%) SSL
13 16 (1.84%) DHCP
14 15 (1.73%) HTTPS
15 13 (1.50%) IPsec
15 13 (1.50%) VLAN
16 9 (1.04%) LDAP
17 7 (0.81%) Cisco ISE
17 7 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.46%) Big Data
2 30 (3.46%) NoSQL
3 25 (2.88%) Azure SQL Database
4 23 (2.65%) Relational Database
4 23 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (2.53%) RDBMS
6 21 (2.42%) MySQL
7 20 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (1.84%) MongoDB
9 15 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (1.50%) Oracle Database
10 13 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (1.27%) Hadoop
11 11 (1.27%) Power BI
11 11 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (1.15%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 9 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (0.92%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 118 (13.59%) Jenkins
2 105 (12.10%) Git (software)
3 49 (5.65%) Maven
4 44 (5.07%) JIRA
5 25 (2.88%) Selenium
6 23 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
8 19 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 19 (2.19%) Bitbucket
9 18 (2.07%) GitLab
10 17 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
11 16 (1.84%) git-flow
11 16 (1.84%) TeamCity
11 16 (1.84%) webpack
12 15 (1.73%) Visual Studio
13 13 (1.50%) Grunt
13 13 (1.50%) IBM UrbanCode
14 12 (1.38%) Artifactory
14 12 (1.38%) gulp
15 11 (1.27%) SonarQube
General
1 126 (14.52%) Finance
2 56 (6.45%) Banking
3 37 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 32 (3.69%) Marketing
5 25 (2.88%) Billing
6 22 (2.53%) Legal
6 22 (2.53%) Retail
7 18 (2.07%) Advertising
8 14 (1.61%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.27%) Electronics
9 11 (1.27%) Law
9 11 (1.27%) Local Government
10 7 (0.81%) Back Office
11 4 (0.46%) Music Industry
12 3 (0.35%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.35%) Military
12 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.23%) Front Office
13 2 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 256 (29.49%) Architect
2 106 (12.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 95 (10.94%) Cloud Architect
4 94 (10.83%) Consultant
5 84 (9.68%) Azure Engineer
6 74 (8.53%) Cloud Engineer
7 72 (8.29%) Azure Architect
7 72 (8.29%) Solutions Architect
8 58 (6.68%) Developer
9 52 (5.99%) Azure Consultant
10 50 (5.76%) AWS Engineer
11 38 (4.38%) AWS DevOps
12 35 (4.03%) Security Engineer
12 35 (4.03%) Technical Architect
13 34 (3.92%) Project Manager
14 33 (3.80%) AWS Architect
15 32 (3.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 30 (3.46%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 30 (3.46%) Infrastructure Architect
17 29 (3.34%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (10.83%) Web Services
2 75 (8.64%) .NET
3 66 (7.60%) JSON
4 55 (6.34%) REST
5 51 (5.88%) SOAP
6 47 (5.41%) Middleware
7 46 (5.30%) XML
8 43 (4.95%) HTML
9 37 (4.26%) Spring
10 35 (4.03%) Java EE
10 35 (4.03%) RESTful
11 34 (3.92%) AngularJS
12 33 (3.80%) CSS
13 27 (3.11%) .NET Framework
14 24 (2.76%) HTML5
15 23 (2.65%) jQuery
16 22 (2.53%) ASP.NET
16 22 (2.53%) Spring Boot
17 20 (2.30%) Ajax
18 19 (2.19%) React
Miscellaneous
1 93 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 86 (9.91%) Public Cloud
3 56 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (6.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 40 (4.61%) Virtual Team
5 36 (4.15%) Enterprise Software
5 36 (4.15%) Private Cloud
6 35 (4.03%) PKI
7 31 (3.57%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.30%) Enterprise Cloud
9 18 (2.07%) Cloud Native
9 18 (2.07%) User Experience
10 13 (1.50%) Computer Science
11 12 (1.38%) EMC VNX
12 11 (1.27%) Mobile App
13 9 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
14 8 (0.92%) FMCG
14 8 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
14 8 (0.92%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.81%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 231 (26.61%) Linux
2 223 (25.69%) Windows
3 118 (13.59%) Windows Server
4 49 (5.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 49 (5.65%) Unix
5 31 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (1.96%) Windows 10
7 16 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (1.73%) AIX
9 14 (1.61%) CentOS
9 14 (1.61%) VMS
10 13 (1.50%) Solaris
11 7 (0.81%) HPUX
12 5 (0.58%) Android
12 5 (0.58%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.46%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.35%) Fedora
14 3 (0.35%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.12%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (37.10%) DevOps
2 276 (31.80%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (16.82%) Migration
4 139 (16.01%) Configuration Management
5 98 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
6 85 (9.79%) Scrum
7 84 (9.68%) TOGAF
8 76 (8.76%) Open Source
9 66 (7.60%) Enterprise Architecture
9 66 (7.60%) SDLC
10 63 (7.26%) SOA
11 58 (6.68%) Test Automation
12 57 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
13 53 (6.11%) Project Management
14 49 (5.65%) Continuous Delivery
15 48 (5.53%) Microservices
15 48 (5.53%) TDD
16 47 (5.41%) Release Management
17 44 (5.07%) Kanban
18 42 (4.84%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 148 (17.05%) PowerShell
2 126 (14.52%) Java
3 116 (13.36%) Python
4 102 (11.75%) SQL
5 54 (6.22%) JavaScript
6 53 (6.11%) Ruby
7 51 (5.88%) C#
8 44 (5.07%) Bash Shell
9 29 (3.34%) Perl
10 25 (2.88%) Groovy
11 17 (1.96%) ES6
11 17 (1.96%) TypeScript
12 15 (1.73%) T-SQL
13 14 (1.61%) Go
13 14 (1.61%) Korn
14 13 (1.50%) C-shell
14 13 (1.50%) PHP
14 13 (1.50%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.04%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 9 (1.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 108 (12.44%) Security Cleared
2 87 (10.02%) SC Cleared
3 33 (3.80%) CISSP
4 32 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (3.34%) Degree
6 21 (2.42%) MCSE
7 19 (2.19%) SANS
8 17 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (1.84%) CEH
10 15 (1.73%) AWS Certification
11 14 (1.61%) GIAC
12 13 (1.50%) CREST Certified
13 12 (1.38%) DV Cleared
14 10 (1.15%) MCSA
15 9 (1.04%) CISM
16 7 (0.81%) CCIE
16 7 (0.81%) MySQL Certification
16 7 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 6 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
17 6 (0.69%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.00%) QA
2 12 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.27%) GDPR
4 9 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.92%) GCP
5 8 (0.92%) PMO
6 7 (0.81%) COBIT
6 7 (0.81%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.69%) SLA
8 5 (0.58%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.46%) PA-DSS
9 4 (0.46%) SAS 70
10 3 (0.35%) Actionable Recommendations
10 3 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.35%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.23%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.23%) RMADS
12 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 134 (15.44%) Active Directory
2 98 (11.29%) Docker
3 91 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 60 (6.91%) Hyper-V
5 52 (5.99%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (2.19%) XenServer
8 17 (1.96%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (1.15%) XenApp
11 7 (0.81%) vCloud
12 6 (0.69%) KVM
12 6 (0.69%) vSphere
13 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.58%) NFS
14 3 (0.35%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.23%) OpenDJ
15 2 (0.23%) OpenIDM
15 2 (0.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 152 (17.51%) Opscode Chef
2 140 (16.13%) Ansible
3 131 (15.09%) Puppet
4 41 (4.72%) Kubernetes
5 26 (3.00%) SCOM
6 22 (2.53%) Terraform
7 19 (2.19%) SCCM
8 14 (1.61%) Nagios
9 13 (1.50%) Salt
10 10 (1.15%) logstash
10 10 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (1.04%) Kibana
12 8 (0.92%) ZABBIX
13 7 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 7 (0.81%) vRealize
14 6 (0.69%) Prometheus
14 6 (0.69%) vCenter Server
14 6 (0.69%) vMotion
15 5 (0.58%) AirWatch
15 5 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 324 (37.33%) Microsoft
2 157 (18.09%) VMware
3 67 (7.72%) Oracle
4 54 (6.22%) Red Hat
5 51 (5.88%) Citrix
6 41 (4.72%) SAP
7 40 (4.61%) Cisco
8 28 (3.23%) Google
9 27 (3.11%) ServiceNow
10 24 (2.76%) EMC
11 23 (2.65%) IBM
12 18 (2.07%) Dell
13 16 (1.84%) CheckPoint
14 15 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
15 14 (1.61%) Workday
16 13 (1.50%) Splunk
16 13 (1.50%) Symantec
17 12 (1.38%) MuleSoft
18 11 (1.27%) Apigee
19 10 (1.15%) F5