The table below looks at the statistics for IaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IaaS over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 142 113 -
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -
Contract jobs citing IaaS 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.17% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.15% 10.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £675 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £488 £425
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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 West region.

Cloud Services Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
97 38 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.97% 1.60% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 24 16
Average daily rate £438 £381 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £283 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £618 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £10.75 £17.23 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.59% -1.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -9.93%

IaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

IaaS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

IaaS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

IaaS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

IaaS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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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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
Bristol - 1 £500 - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
IaaS
England

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 29 (87.88%) SOA
2 21 (63.64%) Security Cleared
3 15 (45.45%) ITIL
4 14 (42.42%) ISO 9000
4 14 (42.42%) Risk Management
4 14 (42.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (42.42%) RMADS
5 13 (39.39%) Manufacturing
6 12 (36.36%) CISSP
6 12 (36.36%) CEH
6 12 (36.36%) OWASP
7 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 10 (30.30%) DV Cleared
9 9 (27.27%) Information Assurance
10 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (21.21%) PaaS
11 7 (21.21%) Digital Media
12 6 (18.18%) SaaS
12 6 (18.18%) Security Architecture
13 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
13 5 (15.15%) Firewall
13 5 (15.15%) Finance
13 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Architecture
14 4 (12.12%) Internet
15 3 (9.09%) Java
15 3 (9.09%) J2EE
15 3 (9.09%) Web Services
15 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
15 3 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
15 3 (9.09%) OO

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) PaaS
2 6 (18.18%) SaaS
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) Firewall
2 4 (12.12%) Internet
3 2 (6.06%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) RSpec
General
1 13 (39.39%) Manufacturing
2 5 (15.15%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (78.79%) Architect
2 10 (30.30%) Security Architect
3 8 (24.24%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (18.18%) Lead Architect
4 6 (18.18%) Lead Security Architect
4 6 (18.18%) Information Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Technical Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Storage Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Information Assurance Leader
8 1 (3.03%) Information Security Architect
8 1 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Cloud Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) Web Services
1 3 (9.09%) Middleware
1 3 (9.09%) LAMP
1 3 (9.09%) Java EE
1 3 (9.09%) J2EE
2 2 (6.06%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) RMADS
2 7 (21.21%) Digital Media
3 3 (9.09%) Open Source
3 3 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.06%) Reference Data
4 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) SOA
2 15 (45.45%) ITIL
3 14 (42.42%) Risk Management
4 12 (36.36%) OWASP
5 9 (27.27%) Information Assurance
6 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (18.18%) Security Architecture
8 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
9 3 (9.09%) TOGAF
9 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
9 3 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
9 3 (9.09%) OO
9 3 (9.09%) Network Architecture
9 3 (9.09%) Network Management
10 2 (6.06%) Time Management
10 2 (6.06%) Performance Management
10 2 (6.06%) Data Architecture
10 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) Ruby
2 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 12 (36.36%) CISSP
2 12 (36.36%) CEH
3 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 10 (30.30%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (42.42%) ISO 9000
1 14 (42.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.03%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Server
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Puppet
1 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) EMC
1 3 (9.09%) VMware
2 2 (6.06%) Isilon
2 2 (6.06%) NetApp