Period
to 4 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North of England with a requirement for Infrastructure as Code skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Infrastructure as Code over the 6 months to 4 August 2020 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 Code (IaC)
England > North of England
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 175 216
Rank change year-on-year +94 +41 +73
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure as Code 105 128 117
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North of England 2.61% 1.23% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.12% 1.44% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 82 93
Median daily rate £524 £538 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.51% +13.16% -9.52%
10th Percentile £370 £400 £382
90th Percentile £641 £659 £563
England median daily rate £525 £550 £530
% change year-on-year -4.55% +3.77% -3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £67.50 -
% change year-on-year -48.15% - -

Infrastructure as Code is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,369 8,919 10,721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 83.76% 85.57% 86.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,089 5,884 6,963
Median daily rate £432 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.65% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £602 £588 £556
England median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 359 413
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.80 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.36% -10.48% -5.62%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.70 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.75 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.58 £21.50
% change year-on-year +42.42% +14.30% -7.53%

Infrastructure as Code
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Infrastructure as Code as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure as Code in the North of England

Infrastructure as Code
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure as Code in the North of England.

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure as Code in the North of England

Infrastructure as Code
Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure as Code in the North of England over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure as Code in the North of England

Infrastructure as Code
Contract Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure as Code within the North of England region over the 6 months to 4 August 2020. 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
North West +57 53 £501 -6.74% 23
Yorkshire +86 44 £544 +3.52% 15
North East +29 8 £425 -9.57% 1
Infrastructure as Code
England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure as Code 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 North of England region with a requirement for Infrastructure as Code.

1 82 (78.10%) AWS
1 82 (78.10%) DevOps
2 67 (63.81%) Terraform
3 58 (55.24%) Python
4 55 (52.38%) Docker
5 52 (49.52%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (44.76%) Git (software)
7 44 (41.90%) Jenkins
8 42 (40.00%) Ansible
9 41 (39.05%) Continuous Integration
10 40 (38.10%) Serverless
11 37 (35.24%) Java
12 35 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
12 35 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
13 34 (32.38%) Kubernetes
14 31 (29.52%) GitLab
14 31 (29.52%) Puppet
15 30 (28.57%) GitHub
16 29 (27.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 28 (26.67%) AWS Lambda
18 26 (24.76%) Node.js
18 26 (24.76%) Security Cleared
19 25 (23.81%) Azure
19 25 (23.81%) Bitbucket
20 24 (22.86%) Bash Shell
21 22 (20.95%) Go
21 22 (20.95%) Scrum
21 22 (20.95%) Identity Access Management
22 21 (20.00%) Linux
23 20 (19.05%) Configuration Management

Infrastructure as Code
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North 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 8 (7.62%) Confluence
2 6 (5.71%) Mule
3 5 (4.76%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.95%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.95%) IIS
4 1 (0.95%) JBoss
4 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 82 (78.10%) AWS
2 40 (38.10%) Serverless
3 35 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 30 (28.57%) GitHub
5 29 (27.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 28 (26.67%) AWS Lambda
7 25 (23.81%) Azure
8 20 (19.05%) Amazon S3
9 18 (17.14%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (13.33%) Amazon Cognito
10 14 (13.33%) Amazon EMR
11 10 (9.52%) AWS CloudTrail
11 10 (9.52%) AWS CodeBuild
11 10 (9.52%) AWS CodeCommit
11 10 (9.52%) Coveralls
11 10 (9.52%) GCP
11 10 (9.52%) OpenShift
12 9 (8.57%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (8.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (3.81%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.52%) DNS
2 9 (8.57%) HTTP
3 6 (5.71%) SAN
4 5 (4.76%) Firewall
5 3 (2.86%) Internet
6 1 (0.95%) DHCP
6 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.95%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.19%) Big Data
2 11 (10.48%) NoSQL
3 10 (9.52%) RDBMS
3 10 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.76%) Electronic Patient Records
4 5 (4.76%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.86%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.86%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.95%) Cloud Spanner
6 1 (0.95%) CockroachDB
6 1 (0.95%) DataStage
6 1 (0.95%) HBase
6 1 (0.95%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (44.76%) Git (software)
2 44 (41.90%) Jenkins
3 31 (29.52%) GitLab
4 25 (23.81%) Bitbucket
5 13 (12.38%) SonarQube
6 12 (11.43%) JUnit
7 11 (10.48%) Bitbucket Server
8 10 (9.52%) Maven
8 10 (9.52%) TeamCity
9 8 (7.62%) Gradle
10 7 (6.67%) CircleCI
11 5 (4.76%) JIRA
11 5 (4.76%) Selenium
12 4 (3.81%) Snyk
12 4 (3.81%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (2.86%) IBM UrbanCode
13 3 (2.86%) Travis CI
14 2 (1.90%) Hudson
14 2 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
15 1 (0.95%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (16.19%) Public Sector
2 13 (12.38%) Finance
3 6 (5.71%) Banking
4 4 (3.81%) Legal
5 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.95%) Electronics
6 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.95%) Law
6 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.95%) Marketing
6 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (43.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (22.86%) AWS Engineer
3 20 (19.05%) Architect
4 13 (12.38%) AWS Architect
5 12 (11.43%) Cloud Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) AWS DevOps
6 9 (8.57%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Consultant
7 7 (6.67%) Senior Architect
8 6 (5.71%) Platform Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (5.71%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.76%) Senior Technical Architect
10 4 (3.81%) Cloud Architect
10 4 (3.81%) Operations Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Senior Operations Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Senior Web Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Web Engineer
11 3 (2.86%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.76%) Node.js
2 14 (13.33%) Kafka
3 6 (5.71%) RAML
4 5 (4.76%) REST
5 4 (3.81%) .NET
5 4 (3.81%) Web Services
5 4 (3.81%) YAML
6 3 (2.86%) SOAP
7 2 (1.90%) Django
7 2 (1.90%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (1.90%) Flask
7 2 (1.90%) JSON
7 2 (1.90%) Laravel
7 2 (1.90%) Spring
7 2 (1.90%) Vue.js
7 2 (1.90%) XML
8 1 (0.95%) .NET Core
8 1 (0.95%) Dropwizard
8 1 (0.95%) Jest
8 1 (0.95%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (3.81%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.86%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.95%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.95%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.95%) PKI
5 1 (0.95%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.00%) Linux
2 14 (13.33%) Unix
3 11 (10.48%) Windows
4 2 (1.90%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (78.10%) DevOps
2 52 (49.52%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (39.05%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (20.95%) Identity Access Management
4 22 (20.95%) Scrum
5 20 (19.05%) Configuration Management
6 18 (17.14%) Continuous Deployment
6 18 (17.14%) Test Automation
7 17 (16.19%) TDD
8 15 (14.29%) BDD
8 15 (14.29%) Data Ingestion
9 14 (13.33%) Data Science
9 14 (13.33%) MapReduce
10 12 (11.43%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 11 (10.48%) Blue-Green Deployment
11 11 (10.48%) Project Planning
11 11 (10.48%) Security Architecture
12 10 (9.52%) Architectural Design
12 10 (9.52%) Business Analysis
12 10 (9.52%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 58 (55.24%) Python
2 37 (35.24%) Java
3 24 (22.86%) Bash Shell
4 22 (20.95%) Go
5 12 (11.43%) Ruby
6 9 (8.57%) Shell Script
7 8 (7.62%) PowerShell
8 6 (5.71%) Groovy
9 4 (3.81%) C#
9 4 (3.81%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.81%) Perl
9 4 (3.81%) SQL
10 2 (1.90%) PHP
11 1 (0.95%) C
11 1 (0.95%) ES6
11 1 (0.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (24.76%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.38%) DV Cleared
3 11 (10.48%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.76%) AWS Certification
5 4 (3.81%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (3.81%) CISM
5 4 (3.81%) CISSP
5 4 (3.81%) CRISC
6 1 (0.95%) CSPO
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.48%) QA
2 4 (3.81%) GDPR
3 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 55 (52.38%) Docker
2 2 (1.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.95%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 67 (63.81%) Terraform
2 42 (40.00%) Ansible
3 35 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (32.38%) Kubernetes
5 31 (29.52%) Puppet
6 4 (3.81%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (3.81%) Nagios
7 3 (2.86%) Salt
7 3 (2.86%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.90%) logstash
8 2 (1.90%) Prometheus
8 2 (1.90%) Rancher
9 1 (0.95%) Grafana
9 1 (0.95%) Istio
9 1 (0.95%) Knative
9 1 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.95%) Packer
Vendors
1 9 (8.57%) Google
2 8 (7.62%) MuleSoft
3 6 (5.71%) Cisco
3 6 (5.71%) EMC
4 5 (4.76%) AppDynamics
5 4 (3.81%) Cloudera
5 4 (3.81%) Hortonworks
5 4 (3.81%) Oracle
6 2 (1.90%) EnterpriseDB
6 2 (1.90%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.95%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.95%) Citrix
7 1 (0.95%) IBM
7 1 (0.95%) McAfee
7 1 (0.95%) NetApp
7 1 (0.95%) PagerDuty
7 1 (0.95%) SAP
7 1 (0.95%) Splunk
7 1 (0.95%) Teradata
7 1 (0.95%) Xamarin