The table below looks at the statistics for IaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IaaS over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank - 41 32
Contract jobs citing IaaS 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 0.53% 0.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category - 6.45% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 - -
IaaS
North West

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

Cloud Services Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
24 31 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.57% 8.20% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 2
Median daily rate £441 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.08% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £120 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £383 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £23.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-22.82% +31.42%

IaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing IaaS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

IaaS Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

IaaS
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

IaaS Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 across the Merseyside region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) SAN
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) SCOrch
3 3 (50.00%) Converged Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (50.00%) PaaS
3 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (50.00%) XenApp
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Clustering
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (50.00%) IIS
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) AIX
4 2 (33.33%) Solaris
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) HACMP
4 2 (33.33%) LPAR
4 2 (33.33%) Visualisation
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (33.33%) PowerHA
4 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) IBM XIV

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 3 (50.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) PaaS
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon S3
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DMZ
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) IPsec
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) HACMP
2 2 (33.33%) IBM XIV
2 2 (33.33%) LPAR
2 2 (33.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) AIX
4 2 (33.33%) Solaris
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Converged Infrastructure
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) High Availability
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (33.33%) PowerHA
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) DFS Replication
4 1 (16.67%) Firmware
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (50.00%) SCOrch
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds