The table below looks at the statistics for IaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IaaS over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 115 125 120
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing IaaS 6 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.24% 0.15% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.90% 4.88% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate £560 £650 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +64.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £475 £565
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -15.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.86
IaaS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Cloud Services Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
207 82 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.15% 3.02% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 47 55
Average daily rate £415 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +30.62%

IaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IaaS across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

IaaS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

IaaS
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IaaS across the Berkshire region.

IaaS Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

IaaS
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IaaS across the Berkshire region.

IaaS Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

IaaS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +1 6 £560 - 14
IaaS
South East

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing IaaS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IaaS.

1 10 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 5 (33.33%) VPN
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (26.67%) DNS
4 4 (26.67%) CCNP
4 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (26.67%) MPLS
4 4 (26.67%) BGP
4 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
4 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (26.67%) SaaS
4 4 (26.67%) PaaS
4 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
5 3 (20.00%) Wireshark
5 3 (20.00%) Marketing
5 3 (20.00%) BIG-IP
5 3 (20.00%) Software Architecture
5 3 (20.00%) Social Media
5 3 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (20.00%) Presales
5 3 (20.00%) Process Improvement
5 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (20.00%) Converged Networks

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing IaaS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IaaS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) PaaS
1 4 (26.67%) SaaS
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (6.67%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (33.33%) VPN
3 4 (26.67%) BGP
3 4 (26.67%) DNS
3 4 (26.67%) MPLS
4 3 (20.00%) BIG-IP
4 3 (20.00%) Converged Networks
4 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (20.00%) Firewall
4 3 (20.00%) LAN
4 3 (20.00%) OSPF
4 3 (20.00%) SNA
4 3 (20.00%) WAN
4 3 (20.00%) Wireless
4 3 (20.00%) Wireshark
5 2 (13.33%) IPsec
6 1 (6.67%) DMVPN
6 1 (6.67%) GLBP
6 1 (6.67%) HSRP
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (20.00%) Marketing
3 2 (13.33%) Finance
4 1 (6.67%) Electronics
4 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Support
4 2 (13.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Marketing Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Sales Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Social Media
3 2 (13.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
1 3 (20.00%) Presales
1 3 (20.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (20.00%) Software Architecture
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) BPR
2 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (13.33%) ERP
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Process Management
2 2 (13.33%) Service Management
2 2 (13.33%) SOA
2 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
2 2 (13.33%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (6.67%) B2B
3 1 (6.67%) Business Development
3 1 (6.67%) CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) VB
2 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) CCNP
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) CCNA
2 3 (20.00%) CCSA
3 1 (6.67%) CCIE
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (13.33%) CA
5 2 (13.33%) IBM
5 2 (13.33%) NetApp
5 2 (13.33%) SAP
6 1 (6.67%) BT
6 1 (6.67%) Google
6 1 (6.67%) Juniper