Period
to 26 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 26 March 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)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 51 30
Rank change year-on-year -15 -21 +37
Contract jobs citing IaaS 8 7 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.00% 1.40% 5.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.65% 9.59% 67.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 23
Lancashire median daily rate £550 £575 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +53.33% -46.43%
10th Percentile £449 £543 £315
90th Percentile £650 £638 £556
North West median daily rate £513 £500 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +33.33% -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West 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 Lancashire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 219 73 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 27.48% 14.57% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 54 28
Lancashire median daily rate £550 £438 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.71% +14.75% +1.67%
10th Percentile £325 £341 £310
90th Percentile £725 £623 £556
North West median daily rate £470 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £16.50 - -
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.46 £15.90
% change year-on-year +20.54% -9.03% -54.59%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in Lancashire

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IaaS in Lancashire

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in Lancashire over the 6 months to 26 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in Lancashire

IaaS
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 26 March 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
Blackpool +5 6 £575 - 2
IaaS
North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 7 (87.50%) Information Security
1 7 (87.50%) High Availability
1 7 (87.50%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (87.50%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (75.00%) Coaching
2 6 (75.00%) Private Cloud
2 6 (75.00%) Public Cloud
2 6 (75.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (75.00%) PaaS
2 6 (75.00%) Technical Architecture
2 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Citrix
2 6 (75.00%) MSI
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 5 (62.50%) VPN
3 5 (62.50%) DNS
3 5 (62.50%) DHCP
3 5 (62.50%) IIS
3 5 (62.50%) Migration
3 5 (62.50%) Degree
3 5 (62.50%) Load Balancing
3 5 (62.50%) Android
3 5 (62.50%) Office 365

IaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 5 (62.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (75.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (75.00%) PaaS
2 5 (62.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) DHCP
1 5 (62.50%) DNS
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
1 5 (62.50%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MSI
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Architect
2 5 (62.50%) Network Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) AWS Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Migration Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (75.00%) Private Cloud
2 6 (75.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Android
1 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) High Availability
1 7 (87.50%) Information Security
1 7 (87.50%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (75.00%) Coaching
2 6 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (75.00%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (62.50%) Load Balancing
3 5 (62.50%) Migration
3 5 (62.50%) Planning and Forecasting
4 2 (25.00%) Availability Management
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Kanban
4 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Secure Coding
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Citrix
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) EnterpriseDB
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Pega
2 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow