Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 20 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 211 200
Rank change year-on-year +13 -11 +120
Contract jobs citing IaaS 194 168 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.17% 1.05% 1.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.83% 7.22% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 125 173
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +25.00%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £360
90th Percentile £581 £575 £613
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South East median hourly rate - - £17.00
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 South East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 3,326 2,327 1,922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.00% 14.60% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,110 1,458 1,278
South East median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £295 £275 £280
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £484 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +2.98% +4.44% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 32 26
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -18.52% -5.81%
10th Percentile £10.65 £11.25 £13.32
90th Percentile £56.25 £41.33 £52.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £19.61
% change year-on-year -6.17% +3.26% -14.74%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing IaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in the South East

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IaaS in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for IaaS in the South East

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in the South East over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in the South East

IaaS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 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
Thames Valley +23 88 £474 +5.33% 32
Hampshire -8 65 £475 +5.56% 4
Berkshire +13 60 £450 - 24
Surrey -34 22 £450 -10.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +9 18 £475 -13.64% 4
West Sussex +2 11 £343 -37.73%
Oxfordshire +3 10 £525 +50.00% 4
Kent +13 2 £450 -30.77% 1
Middlesex +6 2 £644 +18.12% 1
East Sussex - 1 - - 2
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 South East region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 133 (68.56%) PaaS
2 107 (55.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (53.09%) Windows
4 70 (36.08%) Linux
5 63 (32.47%) VMware
6 58 (29.90%) Microsoft
7 54 (27.84%) SaaS
8 48 (24.74%) DevOps
9 44 (22.68%) Windows Server
10 41 (21.13%) Active Directory
11 39 (20.10%) Security Cleared
12 38 (19.59%) Amazon AWS
13 36 (18.56%) Firewall
14 35 (18.04%) SC Cleared
15 32 (16.49%) PowerShell
15 32 (16.49%) Office 365
16 31 (15.98%) SQL
17 29 (14.95%) Oracle
18 28 (14.43%) Unix
18 28 (14.43%) ITIL
18 28 (14.43%) Citrix
19 26 (13.40%) VMware Infrastructure
19 26 (13.40%) Hyper-V
20 25 (12.89%) Windows Server 2012
20 25 (12.89%) Windows 10
20 25 (12.89%) Agile Software Development
21 24 (12.37%) Puppet
22 23 (11.86%) Jenkins
22 23 (11.86%) Service Management
23 21 (10.82%) TOGAF

IaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 15 (7.73%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.67%) OpenStack
3 10 (5.15%) IIS
4 7 (3.61%) Skype for Business
5 6 (3.09%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.55%) CMS
7 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.55%) nginx
7 3 (1.55%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.03%) Apache
8 2 (1.03%) Confluence
8 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.03%) NetWeaver
8 2 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.03%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.52%) JBoss
9 1 (0.52%) OpenROAD
9 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.55%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (2.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.03%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.52%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 133 (68.56%) PaaS
2 107 (55.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (27.84%) SaaS
4 38 (19.59%) Amazon AWS
5 32 (16.49%) Office 365
6 14 (7.22%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (4.64%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (4.12%) Boomi
9 5 (2.58%) OpenShift
10 4 (2.06%) GitHub
10 4 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (1.03%) Google Analytics
12 2 (1.03%) Serverless
12 2 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.52%) Amazon Glacier
13 1 (0.52%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 36 (18.56%) Firewall
2 18 (9.28%) SAN
3 17 (8.76%) Network Security
4 14 (7.22%) DNS
4 14 (7.22%) NetScaler
5 7 (3.61%) DHCP
5 7 (3.61%) VPN
6 6 (3.09%) WAN
7 5 (2.58%) LAN
7 5 (2.58%) Skype
8 4 (2.06%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (1.55%) DAB
9 3 (1.55%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (1.55%) SSL
9 3 (1.55%) VLAN
10 2 (1.03%) Intranet
10 2 (1.03%) LTE
10 2 (1.03%) NAS
10 2 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.15%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.09%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.55%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.03%) Big Data
5 2 (1.03%) GIS
5 2 (1.03%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.03%) NuoDB
5 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.03%) Redis
5 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.52%) MySQL
6 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.52%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (11.86%) Jenkins
2 14 (7.22%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.67%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (4.12%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.06%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.03%) JIRA
7 2 (1.03%) Selenium
7 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.52%) Maven
8 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 10 (5.15%) Finance
2 5 (2.58%) Retail
2 5 (2.58%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.03%) Advertising
3 2 (1.03%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.52%) Banking
4 1 (0.52%) Law
4 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 60 (30.93%) Architect
2 27 (13.92%) Azure Engineer
3 19 (9.79%) Infrastructure Architect
4 18 (9.28%) Developer
4 18 (9.28%) DevOps Engineer
5 17 (8.76%) Cloud Engineer
6 15 (7.73%) Consultant
6 15 (7.73%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (6.19%) Automation Engineer
7 12 (6.19%) Cloud Architect
7 12 (6.19%) Designer
7 12 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (6.19%) Solutions Designer
8 10 (5.15%) Azure Consultant
8 10 (5.15%) Azure Developer
9 9 (4.64%) Azure Architect
10 8 (4.12%) Azure DevOps
10 8 (4.12%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.61%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.61%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.76%) JSON
1 17 (8.76%) Middleware
2 8 (4.12%) SOAP
3 7 (3.61%) .NET
4 6 (3.09%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 6 (3.09%) REST
4 6 (3.09%) Web Services
5 5 (2.58%) RESTful
5 5 (2.58%) Spring
6 4 (2.06%) .NET Core
6 4 (2.06%) React
7 3 (1.55%) Java EE
7 3 (1.55%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.55%) Redux
7 3 (1.55%) Spring Boot
8 2 (1.03%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.03%) LAMP
8 2 (1.03%) LDAP
8 2 (1.03%) Web Services Management
8 2 (1.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.70%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.19%) Clustering
4 11 (5.67%) Public Cloud
5 9 (4.64%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (3.61%) Replication
7 5 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.58%) PKI
7 5 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.06%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.55%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.03%) CESG
10 2 (1.03%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.03%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.03%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.52%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 103 (53.09%) Windows
2 70 (36.08%) Linux
3 44 (22.68%) Windows Server
4 28 (14.43%) Unix
5 25 (12.89%) Windows 10
5 25 (12.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (8.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (7.73%) Windows XP
8 14 (7.22%) AIX
9 8 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (3.61%) OpenVMS
11 5 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.55%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.55%) DC/OS
13 2 (1.03%) Android
13 2 (1.03%) SUSE
13 2 (1.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (1.03%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.03%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (24.74%) DevOps
2 28 (14.43%) ITIL
3 25 (12.89%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (11.86%) Service Management
5 21 (10.82%) TOGAF
6 15 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (7.73%) Network Design
6 15 (7.73%) Scrum
7 14 (7.22%) Collaborative Working
8 13 (6.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 13 (6.70%) Load Balancing
9 12 (6.19%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (6.19%) Microservices
9 12 (6.19%) Migration
9 12 (6.19%) Task Automation
9 12 (6.19%) User Stories
10 11 (5.67%) ERP
10 11 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (4.64%) CRM
11 9 (4.64%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.49%) PowerShell
2 31 (15.98%) SQL
3 11 (5.67%) C#
4 10 (5.15%) Python
5 9 (4.64%) Ruby
6 8 (4.12%) Java
7 7 (3.61%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.58%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.55%) F#
9 3 (1.55%) Java 8
9 3 (1.55%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.03%) PHP
10 2 (1.03%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.52%) C
11 1 (0.52%) Perl
11 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (20.10%) Security Cleared
2 35 (18.04%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.61%) Degree
4 5 (2.58%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.55%) CISSP
5 3 (1.55%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.03%) CCNP
6 2 (1.03%) CISA
6 2 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.03%) CISM
6 2 (1.03%) MCP
6 2 (1.03%) PhD
7 1 (0.52%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.52%) CCA
7 1 (0.52%) CCIE
7 1 (0.52%) MCITP
7 1 (0.52%) MCSA
7 1 (0.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.06%) GDPR
2 3 (1.55%) GCP
3 2 (1.03%) QA
3 2 (1.03%) SLA
4 1 (0.52%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.52%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.52%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (21.13%) Active Directory
2 26 (13.40%) Hyper-V
2 26 (13.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.73%) Microsoft App-V
3 15 (7.73%) XenApp
4 14 (7.22%) Oracle RAC
5 12 (6.19%) Docker
6 11 (5.67%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (5.15%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (4.12%) XenDesktop
9 7 (3.61%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (3.09%) XenServer
11 2 (1.03%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.03%) KVM
12 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.52%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (12.37%) Puppet
2 19 (9.79%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (7.22%) Ansible
3 14 (7.22%) Data Guard
4 13 (6.70%) SCCM
5 12 (6.19%) Terraform
6 8 (4.12%) Kubernetes
7 6 (3.09%) SCOM
8 3 (1.55%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.03%) Netcool
9 2 (1.03%) NSN NetAct
9 2 (1.03%) OpenView
9 2 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.03%) TeMIP
9 2 (1.03%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.52%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 63 (32.47%) VMware
2 58 (29.90%) Microsoft
3 29 (14.95%) Oracle
4 28 (14.43%) Citrix
5 19 (9.79%) Cisco
5 19 (9.79%) IBM
6 18 (9.28%) HP
6 18 (9.28%) Red Hat
7 14 (7.22%) 3PAR
8 13 (6.70%) SAP
8 13 (6.70%) ServiceNow
9 9 (4.64%) Sitecore
10 8 (4.12%) Dell
10 8 (4.12%) ForgeRock
11 7 (3.61%) Google
11 7 (3.61%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.58%) CA
12 5 (2.58%) NetApp
13 4 (2.06%) BMC
13 4 (2.06%) Remedy