Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 183 181
Rank change year-on-year +14 -2 0
Contract jobs citing IaaS 45 24 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.74% 0.42% 0.81%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.91% 3.71% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 46
North West median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -30.77%
10th Percentile £368 £227 £356
90th Percentile £588 £588 £1,000
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 £55.00 £50.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +51.52% -5.71%

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 1,151 647 541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.91% 11.20% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 428 333
North West median daily rate £430 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - -2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £254 £293
90th Percentile £600 £600 £538
England median daily rate £480 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +2.13% +4.44% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 16 11
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +58.93% +3.70%
10th Percentile £11.94 £9.63 £11.65
90th Percentile £182.50 £67.63 £30.25
England median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -9.52% +7.09% -14.74%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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
Manchester -7 29 £475 -13.64% 11
Cheshire -3 11 £450 -5.26%
Merseyside +17 2 £675 - 5
Lancashire - 1 £475 - 1
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 30 (66.67%) SaaS
2 29 (64.44%) PaaS
3 25 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 24 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (33.33%) SQL
6 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (31.11%) DevOps
7 12 (26.67%) Data Management
7 12 (26.67%) Management Information System
8 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (24.44%) Availability Management
9 10 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (22.22%) Network Design
10 9 (20.00%) Finance
10 9 (20.00%) Resource Management
10 9 (20.00%) Problem Management
10 9 (20.00%) Change Management
10 9 (20.00%) CISM
10 9 (20.00%) ITIL
10 9 (20.00%) CISSP
10 9 (20.00%) SFIA
10 9 (20.00%) Open Source
11 8 (17.78%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (17.78%) High Availability
11 8 (17.78%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (17.78%) CCNP
11 8 (17.78%) CCDP
11 8 (17.78%) Cisco
11 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2

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 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (11.11%) OpenStack
3 4 (8.89%) SAS
4 3 (6.67%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.44%) Confluence
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.22%) CMS
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (66.67%) SaaS
2 29 (64.44%) PaaS
3 24 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (11.11%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (4.44%) Office 365
7 1 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (2.22%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) Internet
2 2 (4.44%) Network Security
2 2 (4.44%) VPN
3 1 (2.22%) DNS
3 1 (2.22%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (2.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) Azure SQL Database
1 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) DB2
2 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.44%) JIRA
1 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.22%) Psake
2 1 (2.22%) Subversion
2 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
2 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
2 2 (4.44%) Law
2 2 (4.44%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (48.89%) Architect
2 14 (31.11%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Azure Architect
5 5 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Technical Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Domain Architect
7 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Azure Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.44%) SaaS Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) JSON
3 2 (4.44%) Middleware
3 2 (4.44%) SOAP
4 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
3 5 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (4.44%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.22%) Blog
6 1 (2.22%) Clustering
6 1 (2.22%) CMDB
6 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.22%) CentOS
3 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (31.11%) DevOps
2 12 (26.67%) Data Management
3 11 (24.44%) Availability Management
3 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (22.22%) Network Design
5 9 (20.00%) Change Management
5 9 (20.00%) ITIL
5 9 (20.00%) Open Source
5 9 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 9 (20.00%) Resource Management
5 9 (20.00%) SFIA
6 8 (17.78%) Configuration Management
6 8 (17.78%) High Availability
6 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2
6 8 (17.78%) Project Management
7 7 (15.56%) IT Strategy
7 7 (15.56%) Migration
8 6 (13.33%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.67%) Java
4 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.22%) C#
5 1 (2.22%) VB
5 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) CISM
1 9 (20.00%) CISSP
2 8 (17.78%) CCDP
2 8 (17.78%) CCNP
2 8 (17.78%) Chartered Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.22%) CISA
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) GDPR
2 1 (2.22%) GCP
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.22%) NIST 800
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 6 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.44%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (4.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (4.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (2.22%) Ansible
3 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.22%) Puppet
3 1 (2.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.78%) Cisco
3 6 (13.33%) Informatica
3 6 (13.33%) Oracle
4 3 (6.67%) Symantec
5 2 (4.44%) Dell
5 2 (4.44%) McAfee
5 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.44%) Splunk
5 2 (4.44%) Talend
5 2 (4.44%) Trustwave
6 1 (2.22%) Google
6 1 (2.22%) IBM
6 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.22%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.22%) VMware