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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 234 228 218
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing IaaS 42 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.85% 5.07% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £474 £400
% change year-on-year
-20.84% +18.43%
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
613 355 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.09% 3.89% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 207 185
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -47.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.61 £24.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £120.20 £35.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 - 14 £330 -
Berkshire +3 10 £500 +5.26% 13
Surrey -2 5 £488 -11.36% 3
Oxfordshire - 5 £325 - 2
West Sussex -21 4 £220 -
Middlesex - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -14 1 £600 +50.00%
IaaS
England

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 39 (65.00%) PaaS
2 36 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (53.33%) DNS
4 31 (51.67%) DHCP
5 30 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 30 (50.00%) Windows
6 26 (43.33%) VMware
7 25 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 25 (41.67%) SaaS
8 22 (36.67%) VLAN
8 22 (36.67%) SQL
9 21 (35.00%) LAN
9 21 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
10 19 (31.67%) Linux
11 18 (30.00%) TCP/IP
11 18 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (28.33%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (28.33%) Data Centre
12 17 (28.33%) MS Exchange
12 17 (28.33%) Active Directory
12 17 (28.33%) SAN
13 16 (26.67%) WLAN
14 15 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
14 15 (25.00%) Service Delivery
14 15 (25.00%) vMotion
14 15 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
14 15 (25.00%) vCloud
14 15 (25.00%) NAS
15 14 (23.33%) Cisco
16 13 (21.67%) VPN

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 17 (28.33%) MS Exchange
1 17 (28.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (13.33%) OpenStack
4 6 (10.00%) IIS
5 5 (8.33%) SharePoint
6 4 (6.67%) Apache
6 4 (6.67%) Tomcat
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (3.33%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.67%) MS Project
3 2 (3.33%) MS Office
3 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 39 (65.00%) PaaS
2 36 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (41.67%) SaaS
4 21 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (11.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (11.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (10.00%) Office 365
7 4 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (5.00%) IBM PureFlex
9 2 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 32 (53.33%) DNS
2 31 (51.67%) DHCP
3 22 (36.67%) VLAN
4 21 (35.00%) LAN
5 18 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 17 (28.33%) SAN
7 16 (26.67%) WLAN
8 15 (25.00%) NAS
8 15 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
9 13 (21.67%) VPN
10 12 (20.00%) Network Security
11 10 (16.67%) Firewall
12 9 (15.00%) Internet
13 8 (13.33%) WAN
14 6 (10.00%) MPLS
14 6 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
15 5 (8.33%) Software-Defined Networking
16 4 (6.67%) SSH
16 4 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
16 4 (6.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Maven
1 5 (8.33%) JIRA
1 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 5 (8.33%) Ant
2 4 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 5 (8.33%) Billing
1 5 (8.33%) Marketing
2 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.33%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) Architect
2 11 (18.33%) Analyst
3 8 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 8 (13.33%) Cloud Architect
3 8 (13.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (11.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Cloud Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Network Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Network Specialist
8 2 (3.33%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Network Support
8 2 (3.33%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) Web Services
2 5 (8.33%) .NET
3 4 (6.67%) JSON
3 4 (6.67%) REST
3 4 (6.67%) SOAP
3 4 (6.67%) boto
4 3 (5.00%) XML
5 2 (3.33%) CSS
6 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (11.67%) Management Information System
4 6 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (8.33%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.00%) Visualisation
6 3 (5.00%) Public Cloud
7 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (3.33%) User Experience
7 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.33%) Streaming Video
7 2 (3.33%) Replication
7 2 (3.33%) PKI
8 1 (1.67%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.67%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.67%) Social Media
8 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 30 (50.00%) Windows
2 19 (31.67%) Linux
3 18 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.00%) UNIX
4 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.00%) HPUX
6 3 (5.00%) Solaris
7 2 (3.33%) VMS
7 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 10 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.00%) Capacity Management
3 9 (15.00%) Software Deployment
4 8 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 7 (11.67%) DevOps
5 7 (11.67%) Open Source
5 7 (11.67%) Auto-Scaling
6 6 (10.00%) Migration
7 5 (8.33%) SOA
7 5 (8.33%) ITIL
7 5 (8.33%) Workflow
7 5 (8.33%) SDLC
8 3 (5.00%) Marketing Strategy
8 3 (5.00%) Asset Management
8 3 (5.00%) UML
8 3 (5.00%) Project Management
8 3 (5.00%) TOGAF
8 3 (5.00%) Load Balancing
9 2 (3.33%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.67%) SQL
2 9 (15.00%) C#
2 9 (15.00%) Python
2 9 (15.00%) Ruby
3 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.67%) C++
4 4 (6.67%) C
5 3 (5.00%) VBScript
5 3 (5.00%) VB
6 2 (3.33%) Java
7 1 (1.67%) PHP
7 1 (1.67%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) MCSE
1 3 (5.00%) MCSA
1 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (5.00%) Degree
1 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) MCP
2 2 (3.33%) MBA
2 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.67%) MCITP
3 1 (1.67%) CCNP
3 1 (1.67%) CCNA
3 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (28.33%) Active Directory
3 15 (25.00%) vCloud
4 9 (15.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.67%) vSphere
6 2 (3.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (25.00%) vMotion
2 12 (20.00%) Puppet
3 10 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (8.33%) Ansible
5 2 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (3.33%) SCCM
6 1 (1.67%) SCOM
6 1 (1.67%) WMI
6 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 30 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (43.33%) VMware
3 14 (23.33%) Cisco
4 10 (16.67%) HP
5 8 (13.33%) Red Hat
6 7 (11.67%) Oracle
7 5 (8.33%) IBM
7 5 (8.33%) CA
8 4 (6.67%) NetApp
9 3 (5.00%) Citrix
9 3 (5.00%) SAP
9 3 (5.00%) Sun
10 2 (3.33%) EMC
10 2 (3.33%) Mitel
10 2 (3.33%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (3.33%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.67%) Siemens