Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for IaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IaaS over the 6 months to 22 November 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)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 142 160
Rank change year-on-year +35 +18 +14
Contract jobs citing IaaS 57 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.38% 0.63% 0.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.00% 5.33% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 17 12
Berkshire median daily rate £518 £575 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +16.46% -0.75%
10th Percentile £265 £371 £283
90th Percentile £580 £675 £538
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £388
% change year-on-year - +29.03% -18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

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

All Cloud Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 633 507 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 15.38% 11.79% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 262 166
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £313 £250 £216
90th Percentile £588 £605 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £420
% change year-on-year -2.86% +4.17% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 8
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £18.03 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.58% +24.34% -63.75%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.73 £11.00
90th Percentile £38.18 £22.12 £27.65
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +14.06% +11.30%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing IaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in Berkshire

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IaaS in Berkshire

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in Berkshire

IaaS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +18 17 £536 -6.74% 2
Bracknell +12 11 £260 -48.00%
Maidenhead 0 8 £500 -
Newbury - 3 £513 - 1
Slough +4 1 - -
IaaS
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 27 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 27 (47.37%) PaaS
2 21 (36.84%) DevOps
3 20 (35.09%) Linux
4 19 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 19 (33.33%) VMware
5 18 (31.58%) Windows
6 17 (29.82%) Amazon AWS
7 15 (26.32%) Firewall
8 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (24.56%) Oracle
8 14 (24.56%) SaaS
8 14 (24.56%) Docker
9 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (21.05%) Telecoms
11 11 (19.30%) Confluence
11 11 (19.30%) Puppet
11 11 (19.30%) Trello
11 11 (19.30%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (19.30%) Slack
12 10 (17.54%) Ansible
12 10 (17.54%) Jenkins
12 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
12 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
12 10 (17.54%) SQL
12 10 (17.54%) TCP/IP
13 9 (15.79%) SOA
13 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
13 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (15.79%) Git (software)

IaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 11 (19.30%) Confluence
2 6 (10.53%) OpenStack
3 4 (7.02%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 27 (47.37%) PaaS
2 17 (29.82%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (24.56%) SaaS
4 11 (19.30%) Slack
4 11 (19.30%) Trello
5 7 (12.28%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (10.53%) GitHub
7 4 (7.02%) Office 365
8 3 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.75%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (1.75%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (1.75%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.32%) Firewall
2 10 (17.54%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.53%) Cisco ISE
3 6 (10.53%) DNS
3 6 (10.53%) SAN
3 6 (10.53%) VPN
4 4 (7.02%) HTTP
5 3 (5.26%) NAS
5 3 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (3.51%) WAN
7 1 (1.75%) DHCP
7 1 (1.75%) Internet
7 1 (1.75%) Network Security
7 1 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.75%) Skype
7 1 (1.75%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (1.75%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (7.02%) MySQL
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.02%) RDBMS
2 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.51%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.75%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.75%) InfluxDB
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.75%) OLAP
5 1 (1.75%) Power BI
5 1 (1.75%) QlikView
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Jenkins
2 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 8 (14.04%) Maven
3 8 (14.04%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (12.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (12.28%) git-flow
4 7 (12.28%) JIRA
4 7 (12.28%) TeamCity
5 4 (7.02%) Visual Studio
6 3 (5.26%) Artifactory
6 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.51%) Hudson
7 2 (3.51%) Selenium
8 1 (1.75%) Gerrit
8 1 (1.75%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.28%) Finance
3 5 (8.77%) Billing
4 2 (3.51%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Advertising
5 1 (1.75%) Electronics
5 1 (1.75%) Law
5 1 (1.75%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Architect
2 11 (19.30%) Cloud Architect
3 9 (15.79%) Consultant
4 8 (14.04%) Azure Consultant
4 8 (14.04%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (10.53%) Technical Architect
7 5 (8.77%) Network Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Administrator
8 4 (7.02%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Cloud Consultant
8 4 (7.02%) Network Support
8 4 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.26%) Network Specialist
9 3 (5.26%) Oracle Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) pytest
2 4 (7.02%) JSON
2 4 (7.02%) Web Services
3 2 (3.51%) .NET
3 2 (3.51%) REST
4 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.75%) COM
4 1 (1.75%) Middleware
4 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Public Cloud
2 6 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.53%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (8.77%) EMC VNX
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle Exalogic
3 5 (8.77%) Private Cloud
3 5 (8.77%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.51%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.75%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) PKI
6 1 (1.75%) Replication
6 1 (1.75%) User Experience
6 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.09%) Linux
2 18 (31.58%) Windows
3 7 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (12.28%) Windows Server
4 5 (8.77%) AIX
4 5 (8.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.02%) Unix
6 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) DevOps
2 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
3 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (15.79%) SOA
4 8 (14.04%) Microservices
4 8 (14.04%) Scrum
4 8 (14.04%) Test Automation
5 7 (12.28%) Release Management
5 7 (12.28%) User Stories
6 6 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (10.53%) Network Management
7 5 (8.77%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (8.77%) Load Balancing
7 5 (8.77%) Migration
7 5 (8.77%) Open Source
8 4 (7.02%) ITIL
8 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.54%) SQL
2 7 (12.28%) Bash Shell
2 7 (12.28%) Groovy
2 7 (12.28%) Python
3 6 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.02%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 2 (3.51%) C#
6 1 (1.75%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
1 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.77%) Degree
3 3 (5.26%) AWS Certification
4 2 (3.51%) MCSD
4 2 (3.51%) MCSE
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.51%) MySQL Certification
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (24.56%) Docker
2 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.28%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
5 3 (5.26%) KVM
5 3 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.75%) LXC
6 1 (1.75%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (19.30%) Puppet
2 10 (17.54%) Ansible
3 7 (12.28%) Salt
3 7 (12.28%) SCOM
4 6 (10.53%) Kubernetes
5 5 (8.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Rancher
6 4 (7.02%) SCCM
7 3 (5.26%) SCSM
8 1 (1.75%) CFEngine
8 1 (1.75%) Graphite
8 1 (1.75%) Kibana
8 1 (1.75%) logstash
8 1 (1.75%) Mesos
8 1 (1.75%) Nagios
8 1 (1.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 19 (33.33%) VMware
2 14 (24.56%) Oracle
3 8 (14.04%) Cisco
4 7 (12.28%) SolarWinds
5 6 (10.53%) IBM
6 5 (8.77%) EMC
7 4 (7.02%) ServiceNow
8 2 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.75%) AppDynamics
9 1 (1.75%) Citrix
9 1 (1.75%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.75%) HP
9 1 (1.75%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.75%) Juniper
9 1 (1.75%) New Relic
9 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.75%) SAP
9 1 (1.75%) Splunk
9 1 (1.75%) Tableau