Period
to 22 January 2019

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 January 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 a Service (IaaS)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 141 160 140
Rank change year-on-year +19 -20 +79
Contract jobs citing IaaS 67 46 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.18% 0.85% 1.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.78% 6.01% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 28 53
North West median daily rate £500 £550 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +46.67% -18.48%
10th Percentile £363 £371 £303
90th Percentile £620 £638 £556
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £56.75 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +62.14% +2.94% -66.00%

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 1,401 765 683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 24.76% 14.20% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 513 435
North West median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +3.66%
10th Percentile £263 £266 £291
90th Percentile £650 £600 £583
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 12 5
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.46 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.02% +11.23% -60.69%
10th Percentile £11.48 £12.65 £10.50
90th Percentile £32.17 £15.63 £15.48
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.41% -2.63% -12.20%

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 January 2019.

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 January 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
Cheshire +10 30 £550 +7.32% 1
Manchester +4 20 £488 -9.47% 14
Lancashire -9 9 £600 +4.35% 3
Merseyside -2 5 £454 +29.64% 1
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 51 (76.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (74.63%) PaaS
3 29 (43.28%) SaaS
4 22 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (28.36%) SQL
5 19 (28.36%) DevOps
6 18 (26.87%) Office 365
6 18 (26.87%) Windows
6 18 (26.87%) Information Security
7 16 (23.88%) Firewall
7 16 (23.88%) High Availability
7 16 (23.88%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (22.39%) Data Management
8 15 (22.39%) Active Directory
9 14 (20.90%) Migration
10 13 (19.40%) VMware
10 13 (19.40%) VPN
10 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
10 13 (19.40%) Amazon AWS
10 13 (19.40%) Jenkins
10 13 (19.40%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (19.40%) Azure Active Directory
10 13 (19.40%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (17.91%) JSON
12 11 (16.42%) DNS
12 11 (16.42%) ITIL
12 11 (16.42%) IIS
12 11 (16.42%) Coaching
13 10 (14.93%) PowerShell
13 10 (14.93%) Java

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 11 (16.42%) IIS
2 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.97%) Confluence
4 2 (2.99%) nginx
4 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (76.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (74.63%) PaaS
3 29 (43.28%) SaaS
4 18 (26.87%) Office 365
5 13 (19.40%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (19.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (8.96%) Boomi
7 2 (2.99%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.49%) iPaaS
8 1 (1.49%) Route 53
8 1 (1.49%) Serverless
8 1 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.88%) Firewall
2 13 (19.40%) VPN
3 11 (16.42%) DNS
4 7 (10.45%) TCP/IP
5 6 (8.96%) DHCP
6 5 (7.46%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (5.97%) Internet
7 4 (5.97%) Network Security
8 1 (1.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (1.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.49%) HTTP
8 1 (1.49%) ICMP
8 1 (1.49%) IPsec
8 1 (1.49%) LAN
8 1 (1.49%) SAN
8 1 (1.49%) SSL
8 1 (1.49%) WAN
8 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.46%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.99%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.99%) Power BI
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.49%) Big Data
5 1 (1.49%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.49%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 13 (19.40%) Jenkins
2 7 (10.45%) MSI
2 7 (10.45%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (5.97%) JIRA
3 4 (5.97%) Selenium
4 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.99%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.49%) GitLab
6 1 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
1 8 (11.94%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.97%) Retail
3 3 (4.48%) Electronics
3 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.48%) Marketing
4 2 (2.99%) Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Law
5 1 (1.49%) Billing
Job Titles
1 35 (52.24%) Architect
2 12 (17.91%) Azure Architect
2 12 (17.91%) Technical Architect
3 10 (14.93%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (8.96%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Network Architect
5 5 (7.46%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Security Specialist
6 4 (5.97%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Azure DevOps
7 3 (4.48%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Technical Architect
8 2 (2.99%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.91%) JSON
2 8 (11.94%) .NET
2 8 (11.94%) XML
3 7 (10.45%) Node.js
4 6 (8.96%) Web Services
5 3 (4.48%) RESTful
6 2 (2.99%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (2.99%) REST
6 2 (2.99%) SOAP
7 1 (1.49%) .NET Core
7 1 (1.49%) Middleware
7 1 (1.49%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.40%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.43%) Private Cloud
3 8 (11.94%) Public Cloud
4 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
5 5 (7.46%) Clustering
5 5 (7.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (5.97%) NHS
6 4 (5.97%) PKI
7 2 (2.99%) Blog
7 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.49%) CMDB
8 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.49%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.87%) Windows
2 8 (11.94%) Linux
3 6 (8.96%) Android
3 6 (8.96%) Apple iOS
3 6 (8.96%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.49%) CentOS
5 1 (1.49%) Unix
5 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.36%) DevOps
3 18 (26.87%) Information Security
4 16 (23.88%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (23.88%) High Availability
5 15 (22.39%) Data Management
6 14 (20.90%) Migration
7 13 (19.40%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (16.42%) Coaching
8 11 (16.42%) ITIL
9 10 (14.93%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (11.94%) Load Balancing
10 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
11 7 (10.45%) Microservices
11 7 (10.45%) Risk Management
11 7 (10.45%) SOA
11 7 (10.45%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (10.45%) Test Automation
12 6 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.36%) SQL
2 10 (14.93%) Java
2 10 (14.93%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.97%) C#
4 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.49%) C
5 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.49%) Python
5 1 (1.49%) VB
5 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (13.43%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.94%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.96%) Degree
4 4 (5.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.49%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.49%) CISM
5 1 (1.49%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.99%) PMO
3 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 15 (22.39%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (7.46%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (5.97%) Docker
4 4 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (7.46%) Ansible
2 5 (7.46%) Puppet
3 4 (5.97%) AirWatch
3 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.99%) Terraform
4 2 (2.99%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.49%) Foglight
5 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
1 13 (19.40%) VMware
2 7 (10.45%) Citrix
3 6 (8.96%) Dell
4 4 (5.97%) Blue Coat
4 4 (5.97%) SolarWinds
5 3 (4.48%) Oracle
5 3 (4.48%) SAP
5 3 (4.48%) Zscaler
6 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.99%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.49%) CommVault
7 1 (1.49%) EnterpriseDB
7 1 (1.49%) F5
7 1 (1.49%) HP
7 1 (1.49%) NetApp
7 1 (1.49%) Pega
7 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.49%) TippingPoint