The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
England / East of England
Rank 109 91 123
Rank change year-on-year -18 +32  
Contract jobs citing IaaS 19 31 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.89% 1.27% 0.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.63% 14.90% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 5
Median daily rate £600 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £413 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £496 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £531
% change year-on-year +5.55% -15.29%  
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 the East of England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 249 208 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 11.62% 8.52% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 138 96
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.64% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Median hourly rate £36.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +143.33% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £15.40 £24.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IaaS in the East of England

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in the East of England over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in the East of England

IaaS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 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
Cambridgeshire -4 10 £515 +22.98% 1
Bedfordshire +5 5 £625 +8.69%
Suffolk - 2 £725 -
Hertfordshire -13 1 £450 -30.76% 4
Essex - 1 £600 -
IaaS
England

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 East of England region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 34 (82.93%) E-Commerce
2 31 (75.61%) Linux
3 27 (65.85%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (58.54%) PaaS
5 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (51.22%) DNS
7 19 (46.34%) Node.js
7 19 (46.34%) REST
7 19 (46.34%) Docker
8 18 (43.90%) Microsoft Azure
9 16 (39.02%) High Availability
10 14 (34.15%) Windows
11 13 (31.71%) JavaScript
12 12 (29.27%) .NET
12 12 (29.27%) Ubuntu
12 12 (29.27%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (26.83%) Relational Database
13 11 (26.83%) Load Balancing
13 11 (26.83%) WAN
14 10 (24.39%) HTTP
14 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
14 10 (24.39%) SOA
14 10 (24.39%) SSL
14 10 (24.39%) Python
14 10 (24.39%) TDD
14 10 (24.39%) Enterprise Architecture
14 10 (24.39%) Software Engineering
14 10 (24.39%) Service Management
14 10 (24.39%) Scrum
14 10 (24.39%) JSON

IaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) NetSuite
1 1 (2.44%) Odoo
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (65.85%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (58.54%) PaaS
3 18 (43.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (9.76%) SaaS
5 2 (4.88%) Office 365
6 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (51.22%) DNS
2 11 (26.83%) WAN
3 10 (24.39%) HTTP
3 10 (24.39%) SSL
3 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
4 7 (17.07%) LAN
5 2 (4.88%) Firewall
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) Relational Database
2 9 (21.95%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.44%) Big Data
4 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (24.39%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (4.88%) Marketing
2 1 (2.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Architect
2 14 (34.15%) Infrastructure Architect
3 10 (24.39%) AWS Architect
4 9 (21.95%) Developer
4 9 (21.95%) MongoDB Developer
4 9 (21.95%) Node.js Developer
5 7 (17.07%) Cloud Architect
5 7 (17.07%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) C# Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce Architect
6 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Technical Architect
7 3 (7.32%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Azure Architect
8 2 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Lead Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (46.34%) Node.js
1 19 (46.34%) REST
2 12 (29.27%) .NET
3 10 (24.39%) JSON
4 2 (4.88%) Web Services
5 1 (2.44%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (2.44%) EMC VNX
2 1 (2.44%) FlexPod
2 1 (2.44%) HP Storage
2 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.44%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 31 (75.61%) Linux
2 14 (34.15%) Windows
3 12 (29.27%) Ubuntu
4 10 (24.39%) CoreOS
5 2 (4.88%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (82.93%) E-Commerce
2 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (39.02%) High Availability
4 12 (29.27%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (26.83%) Load Balancing
6 10 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (24.39%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (24.39%) Kanban
6 10 (24.39%) Scrum
6 10 (24.39%) Service Management
6 10 (24.39%) SOA
6 10 (24.39%) Software Engineering
6 10 (24.39%) TDD
7 8 (19.51%) Capacity Management
8 7 (17.07%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (12.20%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
11 3 (7.32%) DevOps
11 3 (7.32%) Migration
11 3 (7.32%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) JavaScript
2 10 (24.39%) Python
3 4 (9.76%) C#
4 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 19 (46.34%) Docker
2 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.44%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (2.44%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) VMware
3 1 (2.44%) 3PAR
3 1 (2.44%) Brocade
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco
3 1 (2.44%) Citrix
3 1 (2.44%) CyberArk
3 1 (2.44%) EMC
3 1 (2.44%) Epicor
3 1 (2.44%) Google
3 1 (2.44%) Hitachi
3 1 (2.44%) HP
3 1 (2.44%) Imperva
3 1 (2.44%) NetApp
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) Qualys
3 1 (2.44%) Sage
3 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.44%) SolidFire
3 1 (2.44%) Splunk