Period
to 21 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 January 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 a Service (IaaS)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 153 145 161
Rank change year-on-year -8 +16 -13
Contract jobs citing IaaS 43 66 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.87% 1.18% 0.86%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.19% 4.51% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 59 28
North West median daily rate £433 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.50% -9.09% +46.67%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £371
90th Percentile £549 £620 £638
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £80.00 £56.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +40.97% +62.14% +2.94%

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 the North West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,346 1,462 787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 27.31% 26.03% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 1,004 531
North West median daily rate £440 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £263
90th Percentile £600 £650 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 60 11
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £14.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% +21.02% +11.23%
10th Percentile £14.30 £11.48 £13.13
90th Percentile £55.75 £32.17 £15.63
England median hourly rate £21.34 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +21.94% -7.89% -

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing IaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in the North West

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IaaS in the North West

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in the North West over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in the North West

IaaS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
Manchester +38 35 £450 -7.69% 19
Merseyside -8 4 £365 -19.56% 2
Cheshire -16 3 £400 -27.27%
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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 North West region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 35 (81.40%) Azure
2 31 (72.09%) PaaS
3 20 (46.51%) Windows
4 19 (44.19%) DevOps
5 18 (41.86%) Windows Server
5 18 (41.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
6 17 (39.53%) PowerShell
7 16 (37.21%) SaaS
8 14 (32.56%) Terraform
9 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
9 12 (27.91%) VPN
10 11 (25.58%) DNS
10 11 (25.58%) VMware
10 11 (25.58%) TCP/IP
10 11 (25.58%) Firewall
11 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (20.93%) Load Balancing
12 9 (20.93%) .NET
12 9 (20.93%) Docker
13 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
13 8 (18.60%) Windows 10
13 8 (18.60%) SQL
13 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (16.28%) Management Information System
14 7 (16.28%) Migration
14 7 (16.28%) Problem Management
14 7 (16.28%) SCCM
14 7 (16.28%) ITIL
14 7 (16.28%) Citrix

IaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (13.95%) IIS
2 4 (9.30%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.65%) Apache
5 1 (2.33%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (81.40%) Azure
2 31 (72.09%) PaaS
3 16 (37.21%) SaaS
4 7 (16.28%) AWS
5 4 (9.30%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (6.98%) Office 365
7 2 (4.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (4.65%) Datadog
7 2 (4.65%) OpenShift
8 1 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (2.33%) AWS CodePipeline
8 1 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (2.33%) Azure Functions
8 1 (2.33%) GCP
8 1 (2.33%) GitHub
8 1 (2.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.91%) VPN
2 11 (25.58%) DNS
2 11 (25.58%) Firewall
2 11 (25.58%) TCP/IP
3 6 (13.95%) DHCP
4 3 (6.98%) HTTPS
5 2 (4.65%) NetScaler
5 2 (4.65%) SAN
5 2 (4.65%) VoIP
6 1 (2.33%) BGP
6 1 (2.33%) HTTP
6 1 (2.33%) Internet
6 1 (2.33%) NAS
6 1 (2.33%) Network Security
6 1 (2.33%) OSPF
6 1 (2.33%) WAN
6 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Azure SQL Database
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Bitbucket
1 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.98%) TeamCity
2 2 (4.65%) Artifactory
2 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
2 2 (4.65%) IBM UrbanCode
2 2 (4.65%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (4.65%) Selenium
2 2 (4.65%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (4.65%) Zephyr
3 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Billing
2 1 (2.33%) Games
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
2 1 (2.33%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) Azure Engineer
2 13 (30.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (27.91%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (25.58%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 9 (20.93%) Azure DevOps
6 5 (11.63%) Architect
6 5 (11.63%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Platform Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Azure Specialist
8 3 (6.98%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Citrix Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) DevOps Specialist
9 2 (4.65%) Integration Architect
9 2 (4.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
10 1 (2.33%) Administrator
10 1 (2.33%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
10 1 (2.33%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
10 1 (2.33%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) JSON
3 1 (2.33%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.98%) PKI
4 1 (2.33%) Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) CMDB
4 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.33%) Tandem
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
4 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) Windows
2 18 (41.86%) Windows Server
3 8 (18.60%) Windows 10
4 5 (11.63%) Linux
5 4 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.98%) Unix
7 2 (4.65%) Ubuntu
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.33%) CentOS
8 1 (2.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) DevOps
2 18 (41.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (20.93%) Load Balancing
4 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
5 7 (16.28%) ITIL
5 7 (16.28%) Migration
5 7 (16.28%) Open Source
5 7 (16.28%) Problem Management
6 6 (13.95%) Architecture Roadmap
6 6 (13.95%) Information Security
6 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure as Code
6 6 (13.95%) Software Distribution
7 5 (11.63%) Deployment Automation
7 5 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (11.63%) High Availability
7 5 (11.63%) Patch Management
8 4 (9.30%) Information Management
8 4 (9.30%) Service Management
8 4 (9.30%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) PowerShell
2 8 (18.60%) SQL
3 4 (9.30%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) Java
5 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.33%) CCIE
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.33%) MCP
2 1 (2.33%) MCSA
2 1 (2.33%) MCSE
2 1 (2.33%) RHCE
2 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) VCAP
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (20.93%) Docker
4 3 (6.98%) BitLocker
4 3 (6.98%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.65%) VMware NSX
6 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.33%) vSphere
6 1 (2.33%) XenApp
6 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (32.56%) Terraform
2 7 (16.28%) Ansible
2 7 (16.28%) Kubernetes
2 7 (16.28%) SCCM
3 5 (11.63%) WSUS
4 3 (6.98%) Jamf Pro
4 3 (6.98%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (6.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (4.65%) Nagios
5 2 (4.65%) Puppet
6 1 (2.33%) AirWatch
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.33%) Packer
6 1 (2.33%) SCOM
6 1 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (2.33%) vMotion
6 1 (2.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.58%) VMware
3 7 (16.28%) Citrix
4 4 (9.30%) Cisco
5 3 (6.98%) Dell
5 3 (6.98%) Google
5 3 (6.98%) Okta
5 3 (6.98%) Oracle
5 3 (6.98%) Symantec
5 3 (6.98%) Zscaler
6 2 (4.65%) AppDynamics
6 2 (4.65%) IBM
6 2 (4.65%) Micro Focus
6 2 (4.65%) NetApp
6 2 (4.65%) New Relic
6 2 (4.65%) Splunk
7 1 (2.33%) BMC
7 1 (2.33%) EMC
7 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.33%) Remedy