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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Rank 142 122 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs citing IaaS 2 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.063% 0.46% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.43% 10.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £485 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 West region.

Cloud Services Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
140 140 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.38% 4.56% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 106 21
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £376 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.31% +25.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £11.25 £103.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.13% +130.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -50.00%

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 31 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
Dorset -2 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £450 - 6
IaaS
England

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 5 (62.50%) VMware
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) PaaS
3 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (37.50%) Isilon
3 3 (37.50%) NAS
3 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (37.50%) Data ONTAP
3 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Server
3 3 (37.50%) Time Management
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Management
3 3 (37.50%) EMC
3 3 (37.50%) NetApp
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) SOA
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Lync
5 1 (12.50%) Big Data
5 1 (12.50%) PostGIS
5 1 (12.50%) Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps
5 1 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (12.50%) Apache Solr
5 1 (12.50%) Hadoop

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) Lync
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) PaaS
2 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) NAS
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Storage Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) NAS Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) NetApp Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
2 1 (12.50%) ICT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) GIS
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Data ONTAP
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (37.50%) Time Management
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Management
1 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Isilon
2 3 (37.50%) EMC
2 3 (37.50%) NetApp
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft