Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 186 149
Rank change year-on-year +31 -37 +64
Contract jobs citing IaaS 56 17 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.94% 0.30% 1.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.45% 2.42% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 8 73
North West median daily rate £500 £488 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +10.80% -7.37%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £325
90th Percentile £647 £597 £985
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £65.00 -
England median hourly rate - £50.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year - +44.93% -1.43%

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 1,259 702 618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.22% 12.51% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 453 397
North West median daily rate £434 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £288
90th Percentile £600 £600 £556
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.74% +5.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 15 14
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.66% +107.14% -30.00%
10th Percentile £11.28 £10.50 £10.85
90th Percentile £64.00 £67.70 £15.60
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -19.10%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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
Cheshire +19 24 £500 +2.56% 5
Manchester +9 23 £464 -11.83% 8
Merseyside +13 3 £433 - 6
Lancashire - 3 £650 - 1
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 37 (66.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (57.14%) PaaS
3 26 (46.43%) SaaS
4 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 14 (25.00%) SQL
6 14 (25.00%) Office 365
7 13 (23.21%) Migration
7 13 (23.21%) Windows
8 11 (19.64%) Firewall
8 11 (19.64%) Data Management
8 11 (19.64%) DevOps
9 10 (17.86%) High Availability
9 10 (17.86%) Management Information System
9 10 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (16.07%) Finance
10 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
11 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
11 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (14.29%) Availability Management
12 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (12.50%) Linux
12 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
12 7 (12.50%) VMware
13 6 (10.71%) Information Security

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 (10.71%) IIS
2 4 (7.14%) Confluence
2 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.36%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.57%) nginx
4 2 (3.57%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.57%) SAS
4 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (66.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (57.14%) PaaS
3 26 (46.43%) SaaS
4 14 (25.00%) Office 365
5 7 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (3.57%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.79%) Boomi
8 1 (1.79%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (1.79%) Route 53
8 1 (1.79%) Serverless
8 1 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) Firewall
2 4 (7.14%) DNS
2 4 (7.14%) Internet
2 4 (7.14%) VPN
3 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.79%) DHCP
4 1 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.79%) HTTP
4 1 (1.79%) ICMP
4 1 (1.79%) Network Security
4 1 (1.79%) SAN
4 1 (1.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.93%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.57%) DB2
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.14%) JIRA
3 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (3.57%) Selenium
5 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.79%) GitLab
5 1 (1.79%) MSI
5 1 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Banking
2 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
2 2 (3.57%) Law
3 1 (1.79%) Billing
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (58.93%) Architect
2 14 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 13 (23.21%) Azure Architect
4 12 (21.43%) Technical Architect
5 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (10.71%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.14%) Software Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Azure Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Developer
8 3 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Domain Architect
9 2 (3.57%) AWS Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Desktop Support
9 2 (3.57%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Office 365 Architect
9 2 (3.57%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) .NET
2 3 (5.36%) JSON
2 3 (5.36%) RESTful
3 2 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (3.57%) Middleware
3 2 (3.57%) SOAP
4 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.79%) Node.js
4 1 (1.79%) REST
4 1 (1.79%) Swagger
4 1 (1.79%) Web Services
4 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Management Information System
2 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.71%) Data Centre
4 5 (8.93%) Clustering
4 5 (8.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (7.14%) PKI
6 3 (5.36%) Public Cloud
7 2 (3.57%) Blog
7 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (3.57%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Windows
2 7 (12.50%) Linux
3 6 (10.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) Android
5 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.79%) CentOS
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.21%) Migration
3 11 (19.64%) Data Management
3 11 (19.64%) DevOps
4 10 (17.86%) High Availability
4 10 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (14.29%) Availability Management
5 8 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (10.71%) Coaching
7 6 (10.71%) Configuration Management
7 6 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (10.71%) Information Security
7 6 (10.71%) ITIL
7 6 (10.71%) Open Source
7 6 (10.71%) OWASP
8 5 (8.93%) Change Management
8 5 (8.93%) Regression Testing
8 5 (8.93%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.93%) Java
4 3 (5.36%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.79%) C
5 1 (1.79%) C#
5 1 (1.79%) VB
5 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.14%) CISM
2 4 (7.14%) CISSP
3 3 (5.36%) CCDP
3 3 (5.36%) CCNP
3 3 (5.36%) Chartered Engineer
3 3 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (1.79%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) GDPR
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.79%) NIST 800
2 1 (1.79%) PMO
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.36%) Docker
2 3 (5.36%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (7.14%) AirWatch
2 4 (7.14%) Ansible
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (7.14%) Puppet
3 3 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (3.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (3.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (3.57%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.79%) Foglight
5 1 (1.79%) SCCM
5 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.50%) VMware
3 4 (7.14%) Blue Coat
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle
3 4 (7.14%) SolarWinds
4 3 (5.36%) Cisco
4 3 (5.36%) Dell
4 3 (5.36%) McAfee
4 3 (5.36%) Zscaler
5 2 (3.57%) Informatica
5 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.57%) Splunk
5 2 (3.57%) Symantec
5 2 (3.57%) Trustwave
6 1 (1.79%) Citrix
6 1 (1.79%) EnterpriseDB
6 1 (1.79%) F5
6 1 (1.79%) NetApp
6 1 (1.79%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow