The table below looks at the statistics for IaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IaaS over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 228 222 219
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing IaaS 36 29 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.32% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.20% 9.32% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 7
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£350 £220 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £413
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.00
IaaS
England

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

Cloud Services Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
581 311 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.09% 3.38% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 177 153
Average daily rate £408 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £216 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.75 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.25% -58.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.68 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £68.60 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+30.30% -48.43%

IaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

IaaS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

IaaS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

IaaS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

IaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IaaS across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

IaaS Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

IaaS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

IaaS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

IaaS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
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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
East Sussex - 17 £350 -
Berkshire +9 7 £500 +5.26% 5
Surrey -6 5 £425 -22.72% 4
West Sussex -17 4 £220 -
Middlesex - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -1 1 £600 +50.00% 1
IaaS
England

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 35 (60.34%) DNS
1 35 (60.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 35 (60.34%) PaaS
2 32 (55.17%) DHCP
3 29 (50.00%) VMware
4 28 (48.28%) Microsoft
5 27 (46.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 26 (44.83%) SaaS
7 24 (41.38%) Windows
8 22 (37.93%) VLAN
8 22 (37.93%) Amazon AWS
9 19 (32.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (32.76%) Exchange Server 2010
9 19 (32.76%) MS Exchange
9 19 (32.76%) LAN
9 19 (32.76%) TCP/IP
9 19 (32.76%) Active Directory
10 18 (31.03%) vCloud
11 17 (29.31%) SAN
11 17 (29.31%) SQL
12 16 (27.59%) Data Centre
13 15 (25.86%) vMotion
13 15 (25.86%) Fibre Channel
13 15 (25.86%) NAS
13 15 (25.86%) Cisco
13 15 (25.86%) Exchange Server 2007
13 15 (25.86%) Service Delivery
14 14 (24.14%) VPN
15 13 (22.41%) Linux
15 13 (22.41%) WLAN

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 19 (32.76%) MS Exchange
1 19 (32.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (25.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (13.79%) OpenStack
4 5 (8.62%) IIS
4 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
5 4 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (5.17%) Apache
6 3 (5.17%) Tomcat
7 2 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (3.45%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 8 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.90%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 35 (60.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 35 (60.34%) PaaS
2 26 (44.83%) SaaS
3 22 (37.93%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (12.07%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (10.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (10.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (8.62%) Office 365
7 3 (5.17%) IBM PureFlex
8 2 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 35 (60.34%) DNS
2 32 (55.17%) DHCP
3 22 (37.93%) VLAN
4 19 (32.76%) TCP/IP
4 19 (32.76%) LAN
5 17 (29.31%) SAN
6 15 (25.86%) NAS
6 15 (25.86%) Fibre Channel
7 14 (24.14%) VPN
8 13 (22.41%) WLAN
8 13 (22.41%) Firewall
9 9 (15.52%) Network Security
10 8 (13.79%) Internet
11 7 (12.07%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (10.34%) WAN
13 4 (6.90%) MPLS
13 4 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (5.17%) SSH
14 3 (5.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.72%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Git (software)
1 5 (8.62%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.90%) Ant
2 4 (6.90%) Maven
2 4 (6.90%) JIRA
3 3 (5.17%) Subversion
General
1 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
1 4 (6.90%) Billing
1 4 (6.90%) Marketing
2 3 (5.17%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (20.69%) Architect
2 11 (18.97%) Analyst
3 8 (13.79%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (13.79%) Cloud Architect
3 8 (13.79%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Consultant
5 5 (8.62%) Systems Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Cloud Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Engineering Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Systems Engineering Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Business Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) Cloud Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Network Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) Web Services
2 4 (6.90%) JSON
2 4 (6.90%) REST
2 4 (6.90%) SOAP
3 3 (5.17%) boto
4 2 (3.45%) .NET
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.59%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.07%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
4 5 (8.62%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (6.90%) FlexPod
5 4 (6.90%) PKI
6 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.17%) Visualisation
6 3 (5.17%) User Experience
6 3 (5.17%) Streaming Video
7 2 (3.45%) Replication
7 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.72%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (41.38%) Windows
2 19 (32.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (22.41%) Linux
4 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (8.62%) UNIX
6 4 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (5.17%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (3.45%) VMS
8 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) Service Delivery
2 10 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.52%) ITIL
4 8 (13.79%) Configuration Management
4 8 (13.79%) Open Source
4 8 (13.79%) Capacity Management
4 8 (13.79%) Software Deployment
5 6 (10.34%) Auto-Scaling
5 6 (10.34%) Migration
6 5 (8.62%) Service Management
6 5 (8.62%) SDLC
7 4 (6.90%) Marketing Strategy
7 4 (6.90%) DevOps
7 4 (6.90%) Project Management
7 4 (6.90%) SOA
7 4 (6.90%) Network Design
8 3 (5.17%) Business Development
8 3 (5.17%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (5.17%) Quantitative Analysis
8 3 (5.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) SQL
2 6 (10.34%) Python
2 6 (10.34%) Ruby
2 6 (10.34%) C#
3 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.17%) Java
5 1 (1.72%) C
5 1 (1.72%) C++
5 1 (1.72%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
1 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) MCSE
2 5 (8.62%) MCSA
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.90%) MCP
4 2 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.72%) MCITP
5 1 (1.72%) Degree
5 1 (1.72%) CCNP
5 1 (1.72%) CCNA
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (46.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (32.76%) Active Directory
3 18 (31.03%) vCloud
4 8 (13.79%) vSphere
5 6 (10.34%) Hyper-V
6 4 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.45%) XenServer
7 2 (3.45%) UAG
8 1 (1.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (25.86%) vMotion
2 9 (15.52%) Puppet
3 8 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (6.90%) SCCM
5 2 (3.45%) Ansible
6 1 (1.72%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.72%) SCOM
6 1 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 29 (50.00%) VMware
2 28 (48.28%) Microsoft
3 15 (25.86%) Cisco
4 10 (17.24%) Red Hat
5 9 (15.52%) CA
6 8 (13.79%) NetApp
7 7 (12.07%) HP
8 6 (10.34%) BMC
9 5 (8.62%) Citrix
9 5 (8.62%) IBM
10 4 (6.90%) Oracle
11 3 (5.17%) SAP
11 3 (5.17%) Juniper
12 2 (3.45%) EMC
12 2 (3.45%) PlateSpin
12 2 (3.45%) Barracuda Networks
12 2 (3.45%) 3PAR
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