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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IaaS over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 119 130 131
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing IaaS 25 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.84% 0.23% 0.54%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.16% 5.19% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 14
Median daily rate £500 £450 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +19.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £410 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £875 £450 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £525 £400
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 - -
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 West region.

Cloud Services Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
246 135 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.27% 4.40% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 95 109
Median daily rate £400 £366 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -5.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £224 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £17.46 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.51% +37.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +92.30%

IaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing IaaS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IaaS across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

IaaS Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +14 15 £500 +25.00% 1
Wiltshire -2 5 £875 +94.44%
Gloucestershire - 2 £475 -
Devon - 1 £550 -
Somerset - 1 £1,000 -
IaaS
England

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 South West region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 18 (60.00%) SaaS
2 17 (56.67%) PaaS
3 16 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (46.67%) Data Centre
5 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 10 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (26.67%) TOGAF
8 7 (23.33%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (23.33%) Degree
8 7 (23.33%) LAN
8 7 (23.33%) WAN
8 7 (23.33%) Cisco
8 7 (23.33%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (23.33%) Public Cloud
8 7 (23.33%) Private Cloud
9 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (20.00%) ITIL
9 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
10 5 (16.67%) Information Security
10 5 (16.67%) NEC
10 5 (16.67%) Migration
10 5 (16.67%) Matrix Management
10 5 (16.67%) Billing
10 5 (16.67%) Windows
10 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
10 5 (16.67%) Six Sigma
10 5 (16.67%) Project Management
10 5 (16.67%) Firewall

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (3.33%) Mule
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (60.00%) SaaS
2 17 (56.67%) PaaS
3 16 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (23.33%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) LAN
1 7 (23.33%) WAN
2 5 (16.67%) Firewall
2 5 (16.67%) Skype
2 5 (16.67%) Unified Communications
3 2 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (3.33%) NAS
4 1 (3.33%) SAN
4 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (10.00%) Selenium
1 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.33%) SonarQube
General
1 5 (16.67%) Billing
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (63.33%) Architect
2 13 (43.33%) Cloud Architect
3 7 (23.33%) Enterprise Architect
4 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (16.67%) Senior Manager
6 4 (13.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
6 4 (13.33%) Security Architect
6 4 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (10.00%) Consultant
7 3 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (10.00%) Telecoms Manager
7 3 (10.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 2 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 2 (6.67%) Lead Architect
8 2 (6.67%) Programme Manager
8 2 (6.67%) Senior Programme Manager
8 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
8 2 (6.67%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (46.67%) Data Centre
2 10 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (23.33%) Private Cloud
3 7 (23.33%) Public Cloud
4 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) TOGAF
2 7 (23.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (20.00%) ITIL
3 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (16.67%) Information Security
4 5 (16.67%) Matrix Management
4 5 (16.67%) Migration
4 5 (16.67%) Project Management
4 5 (16.67%) Six Sigma
5 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.33%) Network Design
6 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.00%) Data Security
6 3 (10.00%) Project Planning
6 3 (10.00%) Release Management
6 3 (10.00%) Scrum
6 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Degree
2 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.33%) CISSP
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Ansible
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) Cisco
3 5 (16.67%) NEC
4 3 (10.00%) VMware
5 2 (6.67%) Citrix
6 1 (3.33%) Civica
6 1 (3.33%) EMC
6 1 (3.33%) Google
6 1 (3.33%) Palo Alto