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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 114 107 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing IaaS 28 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.84% 0.045% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.40% 3.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 24 1 0
Average daily rate
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£484 £345 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £449 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.18% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.50 -
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
125 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.77% 1.45% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 16 9
Average daily rate £413 £345 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +16.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £145 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £103.50 £29.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+253.84% -22.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

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
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 18 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the South West region over the 3 months to 18 September 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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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
Somerset - 20 £479 -
Wiltshire - - - -
IaaS
England

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 27 (87.10%) SOA
2 20 (64.52%) Security Cleared
3 13 (41.94%) ITIL
4 12 (38.71%) ISO 9000
4 12 (38.71%) Risk Management
4 12 (38.71%) Manufacturing
4 12 (38.71%) RMADS
4 12 (38.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (32.26%) CEH
5 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
5 10 (32.26%) OWASP
5 10 (32.26%) CISSP
6 9 (29.03%) DV Cleared
7 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (22.58%) Information Assurance
7 7 (22.58%) SaaS
7 7 (22.58%) PaaS
7 7 (22.58%) Digital Media
8 6 (19.35%) Security Architecture
9 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (16.13%) Finance
9 5 (16.13%) Firewall
9 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
10 4 (12.90%) Internet
10 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
11 3 (9.68%) Zachman Framework
11 3 (9.68%) TOGAF
11 3 (9.68%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (9.68%) Java EE

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (22.58%) SaaS
1 7 (22.58%) PaaS
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Firewall
2 4 (12.90%) Internet
3 2 (6.45%) NAS
General
1 12 (38.71%) Manufacturing
2 5 (16.13%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (80.65%) Architect
2 8 (25.81%) Infrastructure Architect
2 8 (25.81%) Security Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Lead Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Information Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Lead Security Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Storage Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Information Assurance Leader
7 1 (3.23%) Information Security Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
1 3 (9.68%) Middleware
1 3 (9.68%) LAMP
1 3 (9.68%) Java EE
1 3 (9.68%) J2EE
2 2 (6.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) RMADS
2 7 (22.58%) Digital Media
3 3 (9.68%) Open Source
3 3 (9.68%) Client/Server
3 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) Reference Data
4 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (87.10%) SOA
2 13 (41.94%) ITIL
3 12 (38.71%) Risk Management
4 10 (32.26%) OWASP
5 7 (22.58%) Information Assurance
5 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (19.35%) Security Architecture
7 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (9.68%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (9.68%) Zachman Framework
8 3 (9.68%) TOGAF
8 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
8 3 (9.68%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (9.68%) OO
8 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
8 3 (9.68%) Network Management
9 2 (6.45%) Line Management
9 2 (6.45%) Time Management
9 2 (6.45%) Performance Management
9 2 (6.45%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) Security Cleared
2 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
2 10 (32.26%) CISSP
2 10 (32.26%) CEH
3 9 (29.03%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) ISO 9000
1 12 (38.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Server
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) EMC
1 3 (9.68%) VMware
2 2 (6.45%) Isilon
2 2 (6.45%) NetApp