The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for IaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IaaS over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 34 45
Rank change year-on-year +3 +11  
Contract jobs citing IaaS 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.81% 0.65% 0.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.11% 10.00% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £625 £575 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +91.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £525
% change year-on-year +5.55% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year +194.11% -  

IaaS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 45 20 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 16.25% 6.54% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 12 23
Median daily rate £425 £525 £613
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.04% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £368 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £580 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.92% -13.35%  

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing IaaS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in Bedfordshire

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IaaS in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for IaaS in Bedfordshire

IaaS
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 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
Luton +12 5 £625 +8.69%
IaaS
East of England

IaaS
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 15 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 15 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (100.00%) High Availability
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Load Balancing
2 11 (73.33%) WAN
2 11 (73.33%) DNS
2 11 (73.33%) Linux
2 11 (73.33%) Relational Database
3 10 (66.67%) Service Management
4 9 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (46.67%) Windows
5 7 (46.67%) LAN
5 7 (46.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (46.67%) Capacity Management
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (20.00%) Planning and Forecasting
7 3 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (13.33%) Re-Platforming
8 2 (13.33%) Marketing

IaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 15 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) DNS
1 11 (73.33%) WAN
2 7 (46.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (13.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Architect
2 13 (86.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 10 (66.67%) AWS Architect
4 5 (33.33%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce Architect
6 3 (20.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 1 (6.67%) Lead Architect
7 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
7 1 (6.67%) Technical Design Architect
7 1 (6.67%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 15 (100.00%) High Availability
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Load Balancing
3 10 (66.67%) Service Management
4 9 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (46.67%) Capacity Management
5 7 (46.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (20.00%) Planning and Forecasting
6 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (13.33%) Re-Platforming