Period
to 18 November 2019

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 18 November 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 Code (IaC)
England > North of England
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 172 173 271
Rank change year-on-year +1 +98 +79
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure as Code 121 156 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 1.21% 1.30% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.53% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 120 22
North of England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £425 £393 £406
90th Percentile £638 £625 £634
England median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
North of England median hourly rate £41.75 - £45.00
10th Percentile £36.18 - £44.50
90th Percentile £48.73 - £45.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00

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 8,601 10,219 9,449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 85.77% 85.22% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,628 6,666 6,135
North of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £263 £270 £261
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 439 350
North of England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% -5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.08 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £23.32
% change year-on-year +9.09% -5.66% +2.08%

Infrastructure as Code
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Infrastructure as Code as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure as Code in the North of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure as Code in the North of England

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure as Code in the North of England over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Contractor 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 18 November 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
North West +52 72 £550 +10.00% 21
Yorkshire -2 45 £550 +4.76% 9
North East -27 3 £600 +20.00% 3
Infrastructure as Code
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, 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.

1 110 (90.91%) DevOps
2 89 (73.55%) AWS
3 77 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (58.68%) Azure
5 62 (51.24%) Terraform
6 56 (46.28%) Jenkins
7 54 (44.63%) Ansible
8 51 (42.15%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (40.50%) Linux
10 47 (38.84%) Docker
10 47 (38.84%) Opscode Chef
11 46 (38.02%) Kubernetes
12 42 (34.71%) Java
13 39 (32.23%) Microservices
14 37 (30.58%) .NET
14 37 (30.58%) Python
14 37 (30.58%) Public Sector
15 35 (28.93%) AWS CloudFormation
16 34 (28.10%) Configuration Management
17 31 (25.62%) GCP
18 30 (24.79%) Ruby
19 27 (22.31%) Security Cleared
20 26 (21.49%) Public Cloud
20 26 (21.49%) Prometheus
21 25 (20.66%) Open Source
22 24 (19.83%) Puppet
23 23 (19.01%) Scrum
23 23 (19.01%) Nagios
24 22 (18.18%) Bash Shell
24 22 (18.18%) Node.js

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 5 (4.13%) Confluence
1 5 (4.13%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.48%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.65%) nginx
3 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 89 (73.55%) AWS
2 71 (58.68%) Azure
3 35 (28.93%) AWS CloudFormation
4 31 (25.62%) GCP
5 19 (15.70%) PaaS
6 17 (14.05%) IaaS
7 16 (13.22%) SaaS
8 15 (12.40%) Serverless
9 12 (9.92%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (9.09%) Amazon S3
10 11 (9.09%) Boomi
11 9 (7.44%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (6.61%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (6.61%) GitHub
13 7 (5.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 6 (4.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 6 (4.96%) CloudFront
15 5 (4.13%) Amazon Kinesis
16 4 (3.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.96%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.31%) DNS
2 4 (3.31%) Firewall
2 4 (3.31%) HTTP
3 3 (2.48%) SAN
4 2 (1.65%) VPN
5 1 (0.83%) Internet
5 1 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.83%) Network Security
5 1 (0.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.44%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (3.31%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.48%) Big Data
3 3 (2.48%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.65%) MySQL
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.83%) DB2
5 1 (0.83%) Redis
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 56 (46.28%) Jenkins
2 20 (16.53%) Git (software)
3 13 (10.74%) Vagrant
4 9 (7.44%) JIRA
5 8 (6.61%) Artifactory
6 7 (5.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (4.96%) CircleCI
7 6 (4.96%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (4.96%) Travis CI
8 5 (4.13%) Bitbucket
8 5 (4.13%) Gerrit
8 5 (4.13%) SonarQube
9 4 (3.31%) GitLab
9 4 (3.31%) Robot Framework
10 3 (2.48%) Maven
10 3 (2.48%) Selenium
11 2 (1.65%) JUnit
11 2 (1.65%) TestNG
11 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (30.58%) Public Sector
2 7 (5.79%) Finance
3 3 (2.48%) Banking
4 2 (1.65%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.65%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 64 (52.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (17.36%) Senior DevOps
3 18 (14.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 17 (14.05%) Architect
4 17 (14.05%) Cloud Engineer
5 16 (13.22%) AWS Engineer
6 14 (11.57%) AWS DevOps
6 14 (11.57%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 13 (10.74%) Consultant
8 10 (8.26%) DevOps Consultant
9 9 (7.44%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (5.79%) Platform Engineer
11 6 (4.96%) Azure Engineer
12 5 (4.13%) Service Architect
13 4 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 3 (2.48%) Administrator
14 3 (2.48%) SAN Consultant
14 3 (2.48%) SAN Storage Consultant
14 3 (2.48%) Senior Consultant
14 3 (2.48%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (30.58%) .NET
2 22 (18.18%) Node.js
3 17 (14.05%) JSON
4 15 (12.40%) Web Services
4 15 (12.40%) XML
5 8 (6.61%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (1.65%) CSS
6 2 (1.65%) GWT
6 2 (1.65%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.65%) HTML
6 2 (1.65%) Java EE
6 2 (1.65%) jQuery
6 2 (1.65%) Velocity
7 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.83%) LAMP
7 1 (0.83%) Laravel
7 1 (0.83%) LDAP
7 1 (0.83%) React
7 1 (0.83%) RESTful
7 1 (0.83%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.49%) Public Cloud
2 5 (4.13%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (2.48%) EMC VMAX
3 3 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.48%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.65%) Clustering
4 2 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.65%) EPoS
4 2 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.65%) iSeries
4 2 (1.65%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.65%) NHS
4 2 (1.65%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.83%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 49 (40.50%) Linux
2 21 (17.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (16.53%) CentOS
4 18 (14.88%) Ubuntu
5 9 (7.44%) Windows
6 4 (3.31%) Unix
7 2 (1.65%) VMS
8 1 (0.83%) Android
8 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (90.91%) DevOps
2 77 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (42.15%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (32.23%) Microservices
5 34 (28.10%) Configuration Management
6 25 (20.66%) Open Source
7 23 (19.01%) Scrum
8 22 (18.18%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 21 (17.36%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 19 (15.70%) Project Delivery
11 16 (13.22%) Blue-Green Deployment
12 14 (11.57%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (11.57%) Kanban
12 14 (11.57%) SOA
13 13 (10.74%) Continuous Delivery
13 13 (10.74%) Data Management
14 12 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (9.09%) Co-Creation
15 11 (9.09%) Deployment Automation
15 11 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 42 (34.71%) Java
2 37 (30.58%) Python
3 30 (24.79%) Ruby
4 22 (18.18%) Bash Shell
5 20 (16.53%) SQL
6 13 (10.74%) Go
6 13 (10.74%) JavaScript
7 9 (7.44%) PHP
7 9 (7.44%) PowerShell
8 7 (5.79%) Perl
9 3 (2.48%) C#
9 3 (2.48%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.65%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.83%) Groovy
11 1 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (22.31%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.31%) AWS Certification
2 4 (3.31%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.48%) Degree
3 3 (2.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.96%) QA
1 6 (4.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 47 (38.84%) Docker
2 8 (6.61%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.31%) vSphere
4 3 (2.48%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.48%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.83%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 62 (51.24%) Terraform
2 54 (44.63%) Ansible
3 47 (38.84%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (38.02%) Kubernetes
5 26 (21.49%) Prometheus
6 24 (19.83%) Puppet
7 23 (19.01%) Nagios
8 20 (16.53%) Grafana
9 9 (7.44%) Packer
10 7 (5.79%) Salt
11 5 (4.13%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (3.31%) Rancher
13 3 (2.48%) Istio
13 3 (2.48%) Kibana
13 3 (2.48%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 2 (1.65%) Consul
15 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
15 1 (0.83%) SCCM
15 1 (0.83%) SCOrch
15 1 (0.83%) systemd
Vendors
1 11 (9.09%) Dell
2 10 (8.26%) Google
3 7 (5.79%) Splunk
4 6 (4.96%) EMC
4 6 (4.96%) NetApp
4 6 (4.96%) VMware
5 5 (4.13%) Coverity
5 5 (4.13%) Oracle
6 4 (3.31%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.31%) TOWER Software
7 3 (2.48%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.48%) Cloudera
7 3 (2.48%) Hortonworks
7 3 (2.48%) Veritas
8 2 (1.65%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 2 (1.65%) EnterpriseDB
8 2 (1.65%) Sonatype
9 1 (0.83%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.83%) Citrix
9 1 (0.83%) HP