Period
to 12 July 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 12 July 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 119 168 169
Rank change year-on-year +49 +1 +13
Contract jobs citing IaaS 20 42 54
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.78% 0.78% 0.88%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.47% 2.99% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 35 41
Median daily rate £413 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.51% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £288 £411 £375
90th Percentile £575 £610 £638
England median daily rate £525 £530 £500
% change year-on-year -0.94% +6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £76.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year -54.10% +38.64% +10.00%

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 809 1,403 1,111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.52% 26.19% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 943 699
Median daily rate £432 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.09% +8.24% -
10th Percentile £286 £284 £275
90th Percentile £650 £613 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 33
Median hourly rate £24.20 £16.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.45% +1.52% -27.95%
10th Percentile £15.57 £12.76 £12.30
90th Percentile £53.60 £28.35 £58.00
Median hourly rate £33.61 £23.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year +40.30% +19.78% -4.76%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing IaaS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IaaS in the North West.

Daily rate trend for IaaS in the North West

IaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IaaS in the North West over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 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 +49 19 £413 -21.43% 16
Merseyside +10 1 - - 1
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 12 July 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 14 (70.00%) PaaS
2 13 (65.00%) Windows
3 10 (50.00%) Azure
4 9 (45.00%) SaaS
4 9 (45.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (40.00%) DNS
5 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (35.00%) Firewall
6 7 (35.00%) Migration
7 6 (30.00%) AWS
7 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (30.00%) DevOps
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
8 5 (25.00%) SQL
8 5 (25.00%) Open Source
9 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (20.00%) VMware
9 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
9 4 (20.00%) IIS
9 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (20.00%) Citrix
9 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
9 4 (20.00%) Windows 10
9 4 (20.00%) Office 365
9 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
10 3 (15.00%) Docker
10 3 (15.00%) Jamf Pro
10 3 (15.00%) Jenkins

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 4 (20.00%) IIS
2 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (70.00%) PaaS
2 10 (50.00%) Azure
3 9 (45.00%) SaaS
4 6 (30.00%) AWS
5 4 (20.00%) Office 365
6 2 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (10.00%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (5.00%) Azure Functions
7 1 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (5.00%) OpenShift
7 1 (5.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) DNS
2 7 (35.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) VPN
3 3 (15.00%) WAN
4 2 (10.00%) MPLS
4 2 (10.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (10.00%) PBX
4 2 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (10.00%) SSL
4 2 (10.00%) VLAN
4 2 (10.00%) VoIP
4 2 (10.00%) VPLS
5 1 (5.00%) BGP
5 1 (5.00%) IPv4
5 1 (5.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) OSPF
5 1 (5.00%) SAN
5 1 (5.00%) Skype
5 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.00%) Data Lake
3 1 (5.00%) DB2
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.00%) GitLab
2 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
1 3 (15.00%) Public Sector
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Electronics
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) AWS Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Azure DevOps
4 2 (10.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) PowerShell Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) LDAP
1 2 (10.00%) Velocity
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) LAMP
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) Social Media
2 2 (10.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) CMDB
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (15.00%) Linux
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (5.00%) Android
6 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (35.00%) Migration
3 6 (30.00%) DevOps
4 5 (25.00%) Open Source
5 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure as Code
6 3 (15.00%) ITIL
6 3 (15.00%) Operational Stability
6 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (15.00%) Service Management
6 3 (15.00%) Technical Leadership
7 2 (10.00%) Architecture Roadmap
7 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (10.00%) Software Distribution
7 2 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) AWS Certification
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) CCIE
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) GDPR
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.00%) Docker
4 2 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Jamf Pro
2 2 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (10.00%) Terraform
3 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
3 1 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) Arista
4 2 (10.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) NetApp
4 2 (10.00%) Okta
4 2 (10.00%) SAP
4 2 (10.00%) Symantec
4 2 (10.00%) Zscaler
5 1 (5.00%) BMC
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
5 1 (5.00%) Pega
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) Remedy
5 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow