Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 103 121
Rank change year-on-year +49 +18 +30
Contract jobs citing IaaS 141 66 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.43% 1.70% 1.05%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.65% 8.21% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 29 23
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £461 £361 £262
90th Percentile £663 £555 £574
South East median daily rate £530 £458 £475
% change year-on-year +15.85% -3.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £80.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £80.00 - -

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 1,115 804 537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 27.14% 20.76% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 429 304
Berkshire median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £306 £313 £306
90th Percentile £625 £625 £575
South East median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 10 13
Berkshire median hourly rate £66.25 £20.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +231.25% +60.00% -36.26%
10th Percentile £17.38 £14.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £83.75 £38.03 £35.94
South East median hourly rate £36.00 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +89.47% +15.15% -17.50%

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 21 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in Berkshire

IaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IaaS in Berkshire

IaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor hourly 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 21 September 2019. 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 +5 60 £550 +18.92% 8
Newbury - 9 £900 -
Maidenhead +10 5 - -
Bracknell -6 2 - -
Slough - 1 - - 1
IaaS
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing IaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 122 (86.52%) Azure
2 116 (82.27%) PaaS
3 100 (70.92%) Microsoft
4 95 (67.38%) SaaS
5 67 (47.52%) Security Cleared
6 63 (44.68%) SC Cleared
7 60 (42.55%) Windows
8 50 (35.46%) DNS
8 50 (35.46%) PowerShell
9 45 (31.91%) Degree
10 43 (30.50%) DevOps
11 42 (29.79%) VPN
12 41 (29.08%) Firewall
13 39 (27.66%) Computer Science
13 39 (27.66%) Internet
13 39 (27.66%) SQL
14 38 (26.95%) Office 365
15 37 (26.24%) TCP/IP
16 36 (25.53%) Web Services
16 36 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
17 34 (24.11%) Reverse Proxy
17 34 (24.11%) Microsoft Office
18 32 (22.70%) Information Security
19 31 (21.99%) Replication
19 31 (21.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 30 (21.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
20 30 (21.28%) Power Platform
20 30 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
20 30 (21.28%) SAN
20 30 (21.28%) NAS

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 3 (2.13%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.71%) Confluence
2 1 (0.71%) Mule
2 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 34 (24.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 122 (86.52%) Azure
2 116 (82.27%) PaaS
3 95 (67.38%) SaaS
4 38 (26.95%) Office 365
5 30 (21.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 30 (21.28%) Power Platform
6 29 (20.57%) AWS
7 19 (13.48%) Serverless
8 17 (12.06%) iPaaS
9 16 (11.35%) Azure Active Directory
10 13 (9.22%) GCP
11 8 (5.67%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (4.26%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (2.84%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
15 1 (0.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 50 (35.46%) DNS
2 42 (29.79%) VPN
3 41 (29.08%) Firewall
4 39 (27.66%) Internet
5 37 (26.24%) TCP/IP
6 34 (24.11%) Reverse Proxy
7 30 (21.28%) NAS
7 30 (21.28%) SAN
8 9 (6.38%) Software-Defined Networking
9 8 (5.67%) Network Security
10 6 (4.26%) 3GPP
10 6 (4.26%) DHCP
11 2 (1.42%) HTTP
11 2 (1.42%) IPsec
11 2 (1.42%) WAN
11 2 (1.42%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.71%) 5G
12 1 (0.71%) LAN
12 1 (0.71%) Radio Access Network
12 1 (0.71%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (21.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 29 (20.57%) Power BI
3 28 (19.86%) Data Lake
4 20 (14.18%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (12.77%) Cosmos DB
6 17 (12.06%) Azure SQL Database
6 17 (12.06%) Data Mart
7 11 (7.80%) HDInsight
8 9 (6.38%) SQL Server
9 8 (5.67%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (3.55%) Oracle Database
11 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (1.42%) Big Data
13 1 (0.71%) GIS
13 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (17.02%) Visual Studio Team System
2 14 (9.93%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.42%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.42%) JIRA
5 1 (0.71%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (12.77%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.13%) Billing
3 2 (1.42%) Finance
3 2 (1.42%) French Language
3 2 (1.42%) German Language
3 2 (1.42%) Law
3 2 (1.42%) Legal
4 1 (0.71%) Electronics
4 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.71%) Marketing
4 1 (0.71%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 80 (56.74%) Architect
2 36 (25.53%) Azure Architect
3 31 (21.99%) Azure Engineer
4 18 (12.77%) Cloud Architect
4 18 (12.77%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (11.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 16 (11.35%) Integration Architect
6 13 (9.22%) Cloud Engineer
7 11 (7.80%) Azure DevOps
8 10 (7.09%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 8 (5.67%) SaaS Architect
9 8 (5.67%) Security Architect
10 6 (4.26%) Analyst
10 6 (4.26%) Data Architect
10 6 (4.26%) Implementation Engineer
11 5 (3.55%) AWS Architect
11 5 (3.55%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 5 (3.55%) Product Architect
11 5 (3.55%) Security Analyst
11 5 (3.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (25.53%) Web Services
2 17 (12.06%) REST
2 17 (12.06%) SOAP
3 10 (7.09%) Oracle Fusion
4 7 (4.96%) .NET
5 4 (2.84%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.84%) JSON
6 1 (0.71%) Java EE
6 1 (0.71%) Node.js
6 1 (0.71%) RAML
6 1 (0.71%) RESTful
6 1 (0.71%) Spring
6 1 (0.71%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.99%) Replication
2 26 (18.44%) Hybrid Cloud
3 23 (16.31%) Data Centre
4 21 (14.89%) Public Cloud
5 13 (9.22%) Management Information System
6 11 (7.80%) Private Cloud
7 10 (7.09%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (7.09%) Microsoft Licensing
8 9 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (4.96%) Clustering
9 7 (4.96%) Mobile App
10 6 (4.26%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (1.42%) Cloud Native
11 2 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.42%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (1.42%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.71%) Cyber Defence
12 1 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 60 (42.55%) Windows
2 12 (8.51%) Linux
3 11 (7.80%) Windows Server
4 10 (7.09%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.13%) Unix
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (30.50%) DevOps
2 39 (27.66%) Computer Science
3 36 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (22.70%) Information Security
5 30 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
6 28 (19.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 25 (17.73%) Re-Platforming
8 23 (16.31%) ERP
8 23 (16.31%) Information Management
9 22 (15.60%) Analytics
9 22 (15.60%) High Availability
9 22 (15.60%) SOA
10 21 (14.89%) Data Integration
11 19 (13.48%) Non-Functional Testing
12 18 (12.77%) API Design
12 18 (12.77%) Machine Learning
13 17 (12.06%) Data Governance
13 17 (12.06%) Data Stewardship
13 17 (12.06%) Logical Data Model
13 17 (12.06%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (35.46%) PowerShell
2 39 (27.66%) SQL
3 11 (7.80%) Python
4 5 (3.55%) C#
5 3 (2.13%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.13%) PHP
5 3 (2.13%) R
5 3 (2.13%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.42%) C
6 2 (1.42%) C++
6 2 (1.42%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.71%) Java
7 1 (0.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 67 (47.52%) Security Cleared
2 63 (44.68%) SC Cleared
3 45 (31.91%) Degree
4 13 (9.22%) CISSP
5 9 (6.38%) CISM
5 9 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (4.26%) CCIE
6 6 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.26%) CRISC
7 5 (3.55%) CEH
7 5 (3.55%) SANS
8 3 (2.13%) MCDBA
8 3 (2.13%) MCITP
9 2 (1.42%) GCIA
9 2 (1.42%) GCIH
9 2 (1.42%) GSEC
10 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.71%) MCSD
10 1 (0.71%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.06%) Data Quality
2 9 (6.38%) COBIT
3 8 (5.67%) GDPR
3 8 (5.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (5.67%) NIST
3 8 (5.67%) QA
4 6 (4.26%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.71%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (12.06%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.64%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.84%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.42%) Docker
5 2 (1.42%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (7.80%) Microsoft Intune
1 11 (7.80%) Single Sign-On
2 10 (7.09%) Terraform
3 5 (3.55%) Ansible
4 3 (2.13%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.42%) Puppet
6 1 (0.71%) Grafana
6 1 (0.71%) Kibana
6 1 (0.71%) logstash
6 1 (0.71%) Salt
6 1 (0.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 100 (70.92%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.06%) Databricks
3 16 (11.35%) Oracle
3 16 (11.35%) Workday
4 11 (7.80%) VMware
5 8 (5.67%) Google
6 5 (3.55%) ArcSight
6 5 (3.55%) Splunk
7 4 (2.84%) Barracuda Networks
7 4 (2.84%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.84%) CyberArk
7 4 (2.84%) Fortinet
7 4 (2.84%) Qualys
7 4 (2.84%) Symantec
7 4 (2.84%) Trend Micro
8 3 (2.13%) Citrix
9 2 (1.42%) SAP
10 1 (0.71%) Micro Focus
10 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.71%) Saba