Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 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 > South East
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 99 195 212
Rank change year-on-year +96 +17 -17
Contract jobs citing IaaS 353 206 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.39% 1.23% 1.05%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.76% 5.85% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 132 125
South East median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £325
90th Percentile £630 £599 £575
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 0 0
South East median hourly rate £80.00 - -
England median hourly rate £72.50 £55.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +31.82% +10.00% +51.52%

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 4,028 3,524 2,402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.29% 20.96% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,558 2,234 1,497
South East median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £300 £296 £263
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 48 32
South East median hourly rate £35.25 £18.95 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.06% +14.82% -18.52%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.03 £11.25
90th Percentile £83.75 £56.25 £41.33
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +16.88% -8.33% +7.09%

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 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in the South East

IaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IaaS in the South East

IaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in the South East over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor hourly 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 17 August 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
Thames Valley +64 165 £550 +15.79% 33
Berkshire +49 132 £550 +22.22% 17
Hampshire +28 96 £500 +5.26% 21
Surrey +53 48 £475 +5.56% 15
Kent +24 29 £475 +5.56% 4
Buckinghamshire +20 22 £503 +5.79% 3
Oxfordshire +27 12 £588 +11.90% 13
West Sussex +13 5 £544 +58.76%
East Sussex -6 3 £600 - 4
Middlesex +13 1 - -
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 South East region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 278 (78.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 276 (78.19%) PaaS
3 179 (50.71%) Microsoft
4 150 (42.49%) SaaS
5 120 (33.99%) Windows
6 113 (32.01%) DevOps
7 106 (30.03%) Amazon AWS
8 102 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
9 97 (27.48%) PowerShell
10 78 (22.10%) DNS
11 74 (20.96%) Security Cleared
12 72 (20.40%) Office 365
12 72 (20.40%) Active Directory
13 67 (18.98%) Firewall
14 66 (18.70%) VMware
14 66 (18.70%) SC Cleared
15 56 (15.86%) Public Cloud
16 55 (15.58%) SQL
17 48 (13.60%) Azure Active Directory
18 46 (13.03%) Linux
19 44 (12.46%) Windows Server
20 42 (11.90%) Microsoft Office
21 41 (11.61%) Migration
22 38 (10.76%) Ansible
23 36 (10.20%) Degree
23 36 (10.20%) VPN
24 35 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
24 35 (9.92%) Visual Studio Team System
25 34 (9.63%) .NET
25 34 (9.63%) ITIL

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 13 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.40%) IIS
2 12 (3.40%) Skype for Business
3 11 (3.12%) Umbraco
4 9 (2.55%) OpenStack
5 6 (1.70%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.42%) CMS
6 5 (1.42%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.85%) Confluence
8 3 (0.85%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.57%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.57%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 42 (11.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.42%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 278 (78.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 276 (78.19%) PaaS
3 150 (42.49%) SaaS
4 106 (30.03%) Amazon AWS
5 72 (20.40%) Office 365
6 48 (13.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 27 (7.65%) Serverless
8 21 (5.95%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 18 (5.10%) Power Platform
10 17 (4.82%) AWS CloudFormation
11 16 (4.53%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (3.12%) Loggly
13 10 (2.83%) iPaaS
14 9 (2.55%) OneDrive
15 8 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (2.27%) OpenShift
16 7 (1.98%) GitHub
16 7 (1.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 6 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
17 6 (1.70%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 78 (22.10%) DNS
2 67 (18.98%) Firewall
3 36 (10.20%) VPN
4 32 (9.07%) Internet
5 24 (6.80%) SAN
5 24 (6.80%) TCP/IP
6 23 (6.52%) NAS
7 22 (6.23%) Reverse Proxy
8 19 (5.38%) DHCP
9 16 (4.53%) NetScaler
9 16 (4.53%) Network Security
10 14 (3.97%) VSAN
11 12 (3.40%) Skype
12 9 (2.55%) Software-Defined Networking
13 8 (2.27%) 3GPP
14 7 (1.98%) VLAN
14 7 (1.98%) WAN
15 6 (1.70%) LAN
15 6 (1.70%) Wireless
16 5 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.95%) Azure SQL Database
3 19 (5.38%) Data Lake
4 17 (4.82%) Power BI
5 16 (4.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (4.25%) Redis
7 12 (3.40%) Cosmos DB
7 12 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.55%) Data Mart
8 9 (2.55%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.70%) HDInsight
9 6 (1.70%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.13%) Big Data
10 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2017
11 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 35 (9.92%) Visual Studio Team System
2 28 (7.93%) Jenkins
3 24 (6.80%) Visual Studio
4 13 (3.68%) Git (software)
4 13 (3.68%) Octopus Deploy
4 13 (3.68%) TeamCity
5 11 (3.12%) Babel
5 11 (3.12%) gulp
5 11 (3.12%) Jasmine
5 11 (3.12%) JMeter
5 11 (3.12%) SpecFlow
5 11 (3.12%) webpack
6 9 (2.55%) JIRA
6 9 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (2.27%) GitLab
8 7 (1.98%) Bower
9 4 (1.13%) Grunt
9 4 (1.13%) Maven
10 3 (0.85%) Hudson
11 2 (0.57%) Cucumber
General
1 28 (7.93%) Finance
2 25 (7.08%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.10%) Billing
4 10 (2.83%) Marketing
5 6 (1.70%) Banking
6 4 (1.13%) Electronics
6 4 (1.13%) Legal
6 4 (1.13%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.85%) Advertising
8 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.57%) French Language
8 2 (0.57%) German Language
8 2 (0.57%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 116 (32.86%) Architect
2 57 (16.15%) Azure Engineer
3 47 (13.31%) Azure Architect
4 41 (11.61%) DevOps Engineer
5 39 (11.05%) Cloud Engineer
6 28 (7.93%) Azure DevOps
7 26 (7.37%) Solutions Architect
8 24 (6.80%) Designer
9 23 (6.52%) Consultant
10 19 (5.38%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 19 (5.38%) Solutions Designer
11 18 (5.10%) Cloud Architect
11 18 (5.10%) Developer
12 15 (4.25%) Infrastructure Designer
13 13 (3.68%) Support Engineer
14 12 (3.40%) .NET Developer
14 12 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 11 (3.12%) Security Architect
15 11 (3.12%) Senior .NET Developer
15 11 (3.12%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.63%) .NET
2 31 (8.78%) Web Services
3 16 (4.53%) ASP.NET
3 16 (4.53%) Swagger
4 15 (4.25%) .NET Core
5 14 (3.97%) JSON
6 13 (3.68%) .NET Framework
7 12 (3.40%) Oracle Fusion
8 11 (3.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (3.12%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (2.55%) REST
9 9 (2.55%) SOAP
10 7 (1.98%) HTML
11 6 (1.70%) CSS
11 6 (1.70%) Middleware
12 5 (1.42%) CSS3
12 5 (1.42%) HTML5
12 5 (1.42%) jQuery
12 5 (1.42%) Node.js
12 5 (1.42%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 56 (15.86%) Public Cloud
2 32 (9.07%) Hybrid Cloud
3 29 (8.22%) Data Centre
4 20 (5.67%) Replication
5 13 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.55%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.27%) Clustering
7 8 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (2.27%) Private Cloud
7 8 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.98%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.70%) DataPower
9 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Licensing
9 6 (1.70%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.42%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.13%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.57%) Security Operations Centre
13 2 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 120 (33.99%) Windows
2 46 (13.03%) Linux
3 44 (12.46%) Windows Server
4 32 (9.07%) Windows 10
5 16 (4.53%) VMS
6 14 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (3.68%) Unix
8 11 (3.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (2.55%) AIX
9 9 (2.55%) Windows 7
9 9 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.13%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.13%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.13%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.57%) Solaris
12 1 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (32.01%) DevOps
2 102 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (11.61%) Migration
4 34 (9.63%) ITIL
5 33 (9.35%) Continuous Delivery
5 33 (9.35%) Test Automation
6 29 (8.22%) Computer Science
7 27 (7.65%) Infrastructure as Code
7 27 (7.65%) Scrum
7 27 (7.65%) TOGAF
8 24 (6.80%) Configuration Management
8 24 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 23 (6.52%) Enterprise Architecture
9 23 (6.52%) Information Security
10 21 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (5.95%) Load Balancing
11 19 (5.38%) ERP
11 19 (5.38%) SOA
11 19 (5.38%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 97 (27.48%) PowerShell
2 55 (15.58%) SQL
3 28 (7.93%) Python
4 23 (6.52%) C#
5 15 (4.25%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.27%) Java
7 7 (1.98%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.13%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.85%) ABAP
9 3 (0.85%) PHP
9 3 (0.85%) R
10 2 (0.57%) C
10 2 (0.57%) Groovy
11 1 (0.28%) Ruby
11 1 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 74 (20.96%) Security Cleared
2 66 (18.70%) SC Cleared
3 36 (10.20%) Degree
4 16 (4.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (4.25%) CISSP
6 11 (3.12%) CISM
7 10 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (2.83%) DV Cleared
7 10 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (2.55%) MCSE
9 8 (2.27%) CCIE
9 8 (2.27%) CRISC
10 5 (1.42%) CEH
10 5 (1.42%) SANS
11 3 (0.85%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.57%) CCNA
12 2 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.57%) GCIA
12 2 (0.57%) GCIH
12 2 (0.57%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.37%) QA
2 11 (3.12%) GDPR
2 11 (3.12%) NIST
3 10 (2.83%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (2.27%) COBIT
4 8 (2.27%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.13%) SLA
5 4 (1.13%) WCAG
6 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.28%) NCSC
6 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 72 (20.40%) Active Directory
2 35 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (8.22%) Hyper-V
4 28 (7.93%) Docker
5 27 (7.65%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (7.08%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (3.97%) vCloud
8 11 (3.12%) vSphere
9 10 (2.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 10 (2.83%) XenApp
10 9 (2.55%) XenDesktop
11 8 (2.27%) VMware NSX
12 6 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (1.70%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 38 (10.76%) Ansible
2 28 (7.93%) Terraform
3 22 (6.23%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (5.95%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (5.38%) Kubernetes
5 19 (5.38%) Puppet
6 16 (4.53%) SCCM
7 14 (3.97%) Single Sign-On
8 12 (3.40%) vCenter Server
9 8 (2.27%) vRealize
10 6 (1.70%) Data Guard
10 6 (1.70%) SCOM
11 3 (0.85%) WSUS
12 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 2 (0.57%) vMotion
13 1 (0.28%) Grafana
13 1 (0.28%) Kibana
13 1 (0.28%) Packer
13 1 (0.28%) Salt
Vendors
1 179 (50.71%) Microsoft
2 66 (18.70%) VMware
3 28 (7.93%) Citrix
3 28 (7.93%) Google
3 28 (7.93%) Oracle
4 17 (4.82%) Red Hat
5 15 (4.25%) Cisco
5 15 (4.25%) Dell
6 13 (3.68%) SAP
7 11 (3.12%) IBM
7 11 (3.12%) New Relic
8 10 (2.83%) Databricks
8 10 (2.83%) Workday
9 9 (2.55%) Xamarin
10 7 (1.98%) CheckPoint
10 7 (1.98%) HP
10 7 (1.98%) Symantec
11 5 (1.42%) Remedy
11 5 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.42%) ServiceNow