Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 156 161
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 +10
Contract jobs citing IaaS 43 57 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.85% 0.98% 0.51%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.17% 5.73% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 48 17
North West median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £413 £401 £170
90th Percentile £604 £624 £588
England median daily rate £525 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North West median hourly rate - - £65.00
England median hourly rate £81.25 £55.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +47.73% +10.00% +194.12%

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 1,355 995 654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 26.68% 17.08% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 920 633 433
North West median daily rate £466 £434 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.44% +2.06% -0.58%
10th Percentile £281 £275 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 33 18
North West median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £20.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.67% -25.74% +34.67%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.52 £9.78
90th Percentile £28.35 £54.00 £65.68
England median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +17.50% +5.26% -3.11%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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
Manchester +9 25 £550 +15.79% 6
Cheshire +9 6 £575 +15.00%
Lancashire -5 6 £500 -13.04%
Merseyside +1 5 £438 -16.67%
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 38 (88.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (62.79%) PaaS
3 23 (53.49%) DevOps
4 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (32.56%) SaaS
5 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
6 11 (25.58%) Windows
6 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
6 11 (25.58%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (25.58%) JSON
7 10 (23.26%) Migration
7 10 (23.26%) Terraform
8 9 (20.93%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (20.93%) Docker
8 9 (20.93%) ITIL
9 8 (18.60%) VPN
9 8 (18.60%) DNS
9 8 (18.60%) SQL
9 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (18.60%) Data Management
9 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
9 8 (18.60%) Puppet
9 8 (18.60%) Office 365
9 8 (18.60%) Private Cloud
9 8 (18.60%) Microservices
9 8 (18.60%) Kubernetes
10 7 (16.28%) Public Cloud
10 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
10 7 (16.28%) High Availability
10 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills

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 5 (11.63%) IIS
2 2 (4.65%) Apache
2 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 38 (88.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (62.79%) PaaS
3 14 (32.56%) SaaS
4 11 (25.58%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (20.93%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (18.60%) Office 365
7 4 (9.30%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (9.30%) Boomi
8 2 (4.65%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (2.33%) GitHub
9 1 (2.33%) iPaaS
9 1 (2.33%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) DNS
1 8 (18.60%) VPN
2 6 (13.95%) DHCP
2 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
3 5 (11.63%) Firewall
4 2 (4.65%) Wireless
5 1 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.33%) IPsec
5 1 (2.33%) LAN
5 1 (2.33%) Network Security
5 1 (2.33%) WAN
5 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) Azure SQL Database
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.33%) Data Lake
2 1 (2.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
2 6 (13.95%) MSI
3 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (4.65%) Selenium
4 2 (4.65%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Law
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Electronics
4 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Architect
2 10 (23.26%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Azure DevOps
3 6 (13.95%) Azure Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Technical Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Azure Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Consultant
4 5 (11.63%) Network Architect
5 3 (6.98%) AWS Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Technical Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Azure Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Developer
6 2 (4.65%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) JSON
2 5 (11.63%) XML
3 4 (9.30%) Middleware
3 4 (9.30%) Web Services
4 3 (6.98%) .NET
4 3 (6.98%) Node.js
5 1 (2.33%) .NET Core
5 1 (2.33%) LDAP
5 1 (2.33%) Spring
5 1 (2.33%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Private Cloud
2 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (16.28%) Public Cloud
3 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.98%) Clustering
5 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.65%) NHS
6 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Android
2 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
3 4 (9.30%) Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (53.49%) DevOps
2 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.26%) Migration
4 9 (20.93%) ITIL
5 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (18.60%) Data Management
5 8 (18.60%) Microservices
6 7 (16.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (16.28%) High Availability
6 7 (16.28%) Open Source
7 6 (13.95%) Information Security
7 6 (13.95%) Load Balancing
7 6 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (13.95%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (11.63%) Coaching
8 5 (11.63%) Planning and Forecasting
8 5 (11.63%) SOA
9 4 (9.30%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure as Code
10 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
1 8 (18.60%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) Java
3 2 (4.65%) C#
3 2 (4.65%) Python
3 2 (4.65%) VB
3 2 (4.65%) VBA
4 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) CCDP
3 1 (2.33%) CCNP
3 1 (2.33%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) CISM
3 1 (2.33%) CISSP
3 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.33%) PSD2
System Software
1 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.93%) Docker
3 6 (13.95%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.33%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) Terraform
2 8 (18.60%) Kubernetes
2 8 (18.60%) Puppet
3 6 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (9.30%) Ansible
5 2 (4.65%) Prometheus
5 2 (4.65%) Salt
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (2.33%) SCCM
6 1 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) Citrix
2 6 (13.95%) VMware
3 3 (6.98%) Dell
4 2 (4.65%) PagerDuty
5 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco
5 1 (2.33%) Databricks
5 1 (2.33%) Informatica
5 1 (2.33%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle
5 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.33%) SAP
5 1 (2.33%) SnapLogic