Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 246 232 489
Rank change year-on-year -14 +257 +63
Contract jobs citing IaaS 1,044 1,062 434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.11% 0.40%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.02% 8.87% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 751 294
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £360 £328 £330
90th Percentile £651 £638 £684
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -66.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year +6.06% - -

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 17,330 11,974 7,522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.55% 12.47% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,032 8,236 5,125
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 164 119
UK median hourly rate £18.63 £18.88 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.32% -12.78% -3.82%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.33 £10.90
90th Percentile £54.55 £56.87 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year - -26.32% +11.76%

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 21 January 2018.

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
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 21 January 2018. 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 1,008 £500 - 208
UK excluding London +5 580 £475 - 115
London -24 453 £535 +2.39% 100
South East -5 286 £475 -5.00% 37
North of England -24 119 £450 +12.50% 27
Midlands +5 72 £470 +17.50% 19
South West +36 51 £488 +8.33% 16
West Midlands +10 47 £425 +6.25% 11
Yorkshire +27 46 £450 - 8
North West -14 46 £550 +46.67% 15
North East -27 27 £400 - 4
East of England -21 26 £525 -14.29% 6
East Midlands +8 25 £500 +51.52% 8
Scotland -11 22 £315 -21.25% 8
Wales - 6 £375 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 735 (70.40%) PaaS
2 544 (52.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 403 (38.60%) Amazon AWS
4 380 (36.40%) SaaS
5 369 (35.34%) DevOps
6 368 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
7 325 (31.13%) Microsoft
8 276 (26.44%) Windows
9 271 (25.96%) Linux
10 200 (19.16%) Jenkins
11 194 (18.58%) VMware
12 187 (17.91%) PowerShell
13 169 (16.19%) Git (software)
14 156 (14.94%) Firewall
15 153 (14.66%) Finance
16 144 (13.79%) Windows Server
17 136 (13.03%) Java
18 133 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
19 132 (12.64%) Web Services
20 130 (12.45%) Docker
21 129 (12.36%) Ansible
22 121 (11.59%) Migration
23 120 (11.49%) Python
24 119 (11.40%) SQL
25 117 (11.21%) Puppet
26 116 (11.11%) Active Directory
27 111 (10.63%) Configuration Management
28 108 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
29 104 (9.96%) TOGAF
30 103 (9.87%) Security 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 89 (8.52%) OpenStack
2 64 (6.13%) Confluence
3 50 (4.79%) Skype for Business
4 36 (3.45%) IIS
5 26 (2.49%) SharePoint
6 19 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
6 19 (1.82%) WebSphere
7 18 (1.72%) Apache
8 13 (1.25%) MS Exchange
8 13 (1.25%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.15%) Tomcat
10 11 (1.05%) Apache Spark
11 9 (0.86%) JBoss
11 9 (0.86%) Mule
12 8 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (0.57%) CMS
14 6 (0.57%) Mule ESB
14 6 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.48%) HipChat
4 1 (0.096%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.19%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.19%) Primavera
4 2 (0.19%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.096%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.096%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.096%) Scribe Insight
5 1 (0.096%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 735 (70.40%) PaaS
2 544 (52.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 403 (38.60%) Amazon AWS
4 380 (36.40%) SaaS
5 76 (7.28%) Office 365
6 68 (6.51%) Cloud Computing
7 55 (5.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 37 (3.54%) Google Cloud Platform
9 35 (3.35%) OpenShift
10 33 (3.16%) npm
11 28 (2.68%) iPaaS
12 24 (2.30%) GitHub
13 20 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
13 20 (1.92%) Slack
14 18 (1.72%) SuccessFactors
14 18 (1.72%) Trello
15 15 (1.44%) CloudBees
16 12 (1.15%) Amazon S3
17 11 (1.05%) Boomi
17 11 (1.05%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 156 (14.94%) Firewall
2 62 (5.94%) VPN
3 58 (5.56%) DNS
4 54 (5.17%) TCP/IP
5 47 (4.50%) Network Security
6 41 (3.93%) WAN
7 40 (3.83%) LAN
8 38 (3.64%) NetScaler
9 32 (3.07%) Internet
10 27 (2.59%) Skype
11 23 (2.20%) DHCP
12 21 (2.01%) SAN
13 16 (1.53%) SSL
14 15 (1.44%) VLAN
15 13 (1.25%) HTTP
16 11 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
17 8 (0.77%) BIG-IP
17 8 (0.77%) MPLS
18 7 (0.67%) SMTP
18 7 (0.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.74%) MongoDB
3 35 (3.35%) Azure SQL Database
4 33 (3.16%) Big Data
5 32 (3.07%) Redis
6 30 (2.87%) NoSQL
7 27 (2.59%) Relational Database
8 26 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (2.39%) MySQL
9 25 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (2.01%) NuoDB
11 20 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (1.82%) Hadoop
13 14 (1.34%) Oracle Database
14 13 (1.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 13 (1.25%) RDBMS
15 12 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
17 10 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 200 (19.16%) Jenkins
2 169 (16.19%) Git (software)
3 82 (7.85%) JIRA
4 52 (4.98%) Maven
5 48 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 48 (4.60%) Visual Studio
6 35 (3.35%) Visual Studio Team System
7 34 (3.26%) Selenium
8 29 (2.78%) Artifactory
9 27 (2.59%) Grunt
10 26 (2.49%) gulp
11 24 (2.30%) SonarQube
12 23 (2.20%) Bitbucket
12 23 (2.20%) TeamCity
13 21 (2.01%) webpack
14 20 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
15 19 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 19 (1.82%) git-flow
16 16 (1.53%) NuGet
17 13 (1.25%) Bower
General
1 153 (14.66%) Finance
2 64 (6.13%) Banking
3 44 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 38 (3.64%) Retail
5 25 (2.39%) Marketing
6 23 (2.20%) Billing
7 20 (1.92%) Law
8 15 (1.44%) Legal
9 9 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.77%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.67%) Advertising
11 7 (0.67%) International Banking
11 7 (0.67%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.57%) Back Office
12 6 (0.57%) Electronics
13 5 (0.48%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.29%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.19%) Automotive
15 2 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 289 (27.68%) Architect
2 129 (12.36%) DevOps Engineer
3 103 (9.87%) Consultant
4 100 (9.58%) Cloud Architect
5 94 (9.00%) Solutions Architect
6 81 (7.76%) Developer
7 77 (7.38%) Azure Engineer
8 72 (6.90%) Azure Consultant
9 64 (6.13%) Azure Architect
10 60 (5.75%) Cloud Engineer
11 47 (4.50%) Analyst
12 46 (4.41%) Azure DevOps
13 45 (4.31%) Security Architect
14 43 (4.12%) AWS Engineer
15 39 (3.74%) Technical Architect
16 35 (3.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 34 (3.26%) AWS DevOps
18 32 (3.07%) AWS Architect
19 29 (2.78%) Designer
20 28 (2.68%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (12.64%) Web Services
2 85 (8.14%) .NET
3 77 (7.38%) JSON
4 66 (6.32%) REST
5 58 (5.56%) HTML
6 47 (4.50%) CSS
7 46 (4.41%) Middleware
8 43 (4.12%) AngularJS
8 43 (4.12%) SOAP
9 42 (4.02%) RESTful
10 38 (3.64%) .NET Framework
11 35 (3.35%) Java EE
12 31 (2.97%) XML
13 30 (2.87%) HTML5
14 29 (2.78%) React
15 27 (2.59%) ASP.NET
16 25 (2.39%) ASP.NET Web API
16 25 (2.39%) Spring
17 24 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
18 23 (2.20%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 99 (9.48%) Public Cloud
2 76 (7.28%) Data Centre
3 69 (6.61%) Hybrid Cloud
4 67 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (5.94%) Management Information System
6 44 (4.21%) Private Cloud
7 36 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
8 30 (2.87%) Virtual Team
9 28 (2.68%) User Experience
10 24 (2.30%) Enterprise Cloud
11 22 (2.11%) Computer Science
12 19 (1.82%) Cloud Native
12 19 (1.82%) Mobile App
13 17 (1.63%) PKI
14 16 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
14 16 (1.53%) N-Tier
15 15 (1.44%) Derivative
15 15 (1.44%) Equity Derivative
15 15 (1.44%) VSAM
16 12 (1.15%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 276 (26.44%) Windows
2 271 (25.96%) Linux
3 144 (13.79%) Windows Server
4 68 (6.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 63 (6.03%) Unix
6 35 (3.35%) VMS
7 32 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (2.78%) AIX
8 29 (2.78%) Solaris
9 22 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (1.72%) HPUX
11 16 (1.53%) MVS
11 16 (1.53%) Windows 2000 Server
12 15 (1.44%) VME
13 14 (1.34%) Ubuntu
13 14 (1.34%) Windows 10
14 10 (0.96%) CentOS
15 9 (0.86%) Android
15 9 (0.86%) Apple iOS
16 8 (0.77%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (35.34%) DevOps
2 368 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
4 121 (11.59%) Migration
5 111 (10.63%) Configuration Management
6 104 (9.96%) TOGAF
7 100 (9.58%) Scrum
8 97 (9.29%) Continuous Delivery
9 96 (9.20%) SDLC
10 91 (8.72%) ITIL
10 91 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 85 (8.14%) Open Source
12 76 (7.28%) Microservices
13 66 (6.32%) Service Management
13 66 (6.32%) Test Automation
14 65 (6.23%) SOA
15 64 (6.13%) Enterprise Architecture
16 62 (5.94%) Change Management
17 57 (5.46%) UML
18 53 (5.08%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 187 (17.91%) PowerShell
2 136 (13.03%) Java
3 120 (11.49%) Python
4 119 (11.40%) SQL
5 85 (8.14%) C#
6 74 (7.09%) JavaScript
7 47 (4.50%) Ruby
8 30 (2.87%) Bash Shell
9 28 (2.68%) Shell Script
10 26 (2.49%) Perl
11 24 (2.30%) Groovy
12 23 (2.20%) ES6
13 22 (2.11%) C
13 22 (2.11%) TypeScript
14 19 (1.82%) PHP
15 16 (1.53%) C++
15 16 (1.53%) Go
15 16 (1.53%) JCL
16 10 (0.96%) Bourne shell
17 9 (0.86%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 103 (9.87%) Security Cleared
2 85 (8.14%) SC Cleared
3 46 (4.41%) Degree
4 39 (3.74%) CISSP
5 27 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (1.92%) CISM
7 17 (1.63%) AWS Certification
7 17 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (1.63%) SANS
8 16 (1.53%) MCSE
9 14 (1.34%) CEH
10 11 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
11 10 (0.96%) CISA
12 9 (0.86%) CCIE
12 9 (0.86%) CCNP
12 9 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (0.77%) CREST Certified
13 8 (0.77%) GIAC
13 8 (0.77%) MCSD
14 7 (0.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.16%) QA
2 27 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.15%) GDPR
5 10 (0.96%) GAAP
5 10 (0.96%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.77%) BS25999
6 8 (0.77%) GCP
7 6 (0.57%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.48%) SLA
9 4 (0.38%) COBIT
9 4 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.38%) PA-DSS
9 4 (0.38%) PMO
9 4 (0.38%) SAS 70
10 3 (0.29%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.19%) IFRS
11 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 130 (12.45%) Docker
2 116 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 108 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (6.13%) Hyper-V
5 47 (4.50%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (2.68%) Virtual Servers
7 26 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (2.49%) XenServer
8 20 (1.92%) XenDesktop
9 17 (1.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 17 (1.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 16 (1.53%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 15 (1.44%) RACF
11 15 (1.44%) XenApp
12 11 (1.05%) vCloud
13 9 (0.86%) vSphere
14 8 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (0.57%) HDFS
16 5 (0.48%) NFS
16 5 (0.48%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 129 (12.36%) Ansible
2 117 (11.21%) Puppet
3 92 (8.81%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (3.64%) Kubernetes
5 28 (2.68%) Terraform
6 26 (2.49%) Nagios
7 21 (2.01%) Salt
8 20 (1.92%) Rancher
9 18 (1.72%) SCOM
9 18 (1.72%) Tivoli
10 15 (1.44%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 15 (1.44%) ZABBIX
11 14 (1.34%) SCCM
12 9 (0.86%) Opsview
13 8 (0.77%) Mesos
13 8 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 7 (0.67%) vCenter Server
15 6 (0.57%) Kibana
15 6 (0.57%) Marathon
15 6 (0.57%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 325 (31.13%) Microsoft
2 194 (18.58%) VMware
3 88 (8.43%) Oracle
4 81 (7.76%) Red Hat
5 62 (5.94%) Citrix
6 47 (4.50%) SAP
7 45 (4.31%) Google
7 45 (4.31%) IBM
8 42 (4.02%) Cisco
9 32 (3.07%) HP
9 32 (3.07%) ServiceNow
10 25 (2.39%) F5
11 20 (1.92%) Rackspace
12 18 (1.72%) BMC
12 18 (1.72%) Workday
13 17 (1.63%) Dell
13 17 (1.63%) Splunk
14 16 (1.53%) EMC
15 14 (1.34%) CA
16 12 (1.15%) CheckPoint