Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 138 314
Rank change year-on-year +1 +176 +31
Contract jobs citing IaaS 288 262 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.73% 1.72% 0.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.38% 14.56% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 183 48
South East median daily rate £488 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £363 £400 £314
90th Percentile £625 £638 £619
England median daily rate £501 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +0.10% -4.76% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £100.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -64.00% +185.71%

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 3,071 1,800 1,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.45% 11.81% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,887 1,118 865
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £256
90th Percentile £589 £613 £574
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 33 32
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% -4.21% +23.46%
10th Percentile £10.05 £13.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £44.32 £54.15 £59.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -11.11%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +47 149 £465 -2.11% 17
Hampshire -46 87 £475 -5.00% 11
Berkshire +23 76 £488 +2.63% 10
Buckinghamshire +18 58 £488 +8.33% 7
Surrey -16 21 £550 +17.33% 9
Oxfordshire -14 12 £370 -20.00%
West Sussex -3 10 £750 +72.41%
Kent -4 10 £456 -20.65%
East Sussex - 1 - - 3
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 208 (72.22%) PaaS
2 126 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 124 (43.06%) Windows
4 118 (40.97%) Linux
5 112 (38.89%) VMware
6 106 (36.81%) Amazon AWS
7 104 (36.11%) DevOps
8 103 (35.76%) Agile Software Development
9 86 (29.86%) Microsoft
10 81 (28.13%) Jenkins
11 79 (27.43%) Git (software)
12 77 (26.74%) SaaS
13 72 (25.00%) Firewall
14 56 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
15 54 (18.75%) Confluence
16 52 (18.06%) Puppet
17 51 (17.71%) JIRA
18 49 (17.01%) PowerShell
18 49 (17.01%) OpenStack
19 46 (15.97%) Continuous Integration
20 42 (14.58%) Windows Server
21 41 (14.24%) Continuous Delivery
22 40 (13.89%) MongoDB
22 40 (13.89%) TOGAF
23 39 (13.54%) Collaborative Working
24 38 (13.19%) Security Cleared
25 37 (12.85%) Service Management
26 36 (12.50%) SC Cleared
26 36 (12.50%) User Stories
27 35 (12.15%) REST

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 54 (18.75%) Confluence
2 49 (17.01%) OpenStack
3 22 (7.64%) Skype for Business
4 15 (5.21%) IIS
5 4 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.04%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.04%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.69%) Totara
7 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.35%) Apache
8 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.35%) CMS
8 1 (0.35%) Drupal
8 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.35%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 8 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.08%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.35%) SAP PM
1 1 (0.35%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 208 (72.22%) PaaS
2 126 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 106 (36.81%) Amazon AWS
4 77 (26.74%) SaaS
5 31 (10.76%) OpenShift
6 26 (9.03%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (3.82%) Slack
7 11 (3.82%) Trello
8 10 (3.47%) iPaaS
9 8 (2.78%) Office 365
9 8 (2.78%) SuccessFactors
10 7 (2.43%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (2.43%) GitHub
10 7 (2.43%) npm
11 6 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.69%) Oracle CX
14 1 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (25.00%) Firewall
2 26 (9.03%) TCP/IP
3 19 (6.60%) DNS
3 19 (6.60%) NetScaler
4 10 (3.47%) VPN
5 9 (3.13%) SAN
6 8 (2.78%) DHCP
6 8 (2.78%) Network Security
7 5 (1.74%) Internet
7 5 (1.74%) NAS
8 4 (1.39%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (1.39%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (1.39%) Skype
9 3 (1.04%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (0.69%) HTTP
10 2 (0.69%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.69%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.35%) SMTP
11 1 (0.35%) SSL
11 1 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.89%) MongoDB
2 31 (10.76%) PostgreSQL
3 29 (10.07%) Redis
4 28 (9.72%) NuoDB
5 23 (7.99%) SQL Server
6 10 (3.47%) Big Data
7 9 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (2.78%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.08%) OLAP
9 6 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.74%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (1.39%) Geospatial Data
11 4 (1.39%) MySQL
11 4 (1.39%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.69%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.69%) Power BI
12 2 (0.69%) Spatial Data
12 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 81 (28.13%) Jenkins
2 79 (27.43%) Git (software)
3 51 (17.71%) JIRA
4 28 (9.72%) Selenium
5 21 (7.29%) Visual Studio
6 19 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (6.25%) Maven
8 16 (5.56%) NuGet
8 16 (5.56%) TeamCity
9 12 (4.17%) Eclipse
10 11 (3.82%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (2.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (2.43%) Bower
12 7 (2.43%) git-flow
13 5 (1.74%) GitLab
14 4 (1.39%) SonarQube
15 1 (0.35%) Artifactory
15 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
General
1 32 (11.11%) Finance
2 19 (6.60%) Banking
3 15 (5.21%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.47%) Retail
5 8 (2.78%) International Banking
6 6 (2.08%) Billing
7 5 (1.74%) Marketing
8 2 (0.69%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.35%) Electronics
9 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (21.88%) Architect
2 42 (14.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 30 (10.42%) Cloud Architect
4 24 (8.33%) Consultant
4 24 (8.33%) Developer
5 22 (7.64%) Designer
6 21 (7.29%) Automation Engineer
7 18 (6.25%) Azure Consultant
7 18 (6.25%) Solutions Designer
8 16 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
9 13 (4.51%) AWS Architect
9 13 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
10 12 (4.17%) Security Architect
11 11 (3.82%) DevOps Manager
11 11 (3.82%) Java Developer
12 10 (3.47%) AWS Engineer
12 10 (3.47%) Linux Engineer
12 10 (3.47%) Product Manager
13 9 (3.13%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.15%) REST
2 31 (10.76%) .NET
3 28 (9.72%) RabbitMQ
4 19 (6.60%) SOAP
4 19 (6.60%) Web Services
5 16 (5.56%) JSON
6 14 (4.86%) HTML
7 12 (4.17%) AngularJS
8 11 (3.82%) CSS
9 9 (3.13%) .NET Core
10 8 (2.78%) .NET Framework
10 8 (2.78%) ASP.NET
10 8 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (2.43%) pytest
11 7 (2.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (2.08%) JDBC
12 6 (2.08%) React
13 5 (1.74%) Angular 2
14 4 (1.39%) LDAP
14 4 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.64%) Hybrid Cloud
2 19 (6.60%) Public Cloud
3 16 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.21%) Data Centre
4 15 (5.21%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.78%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.74%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.04%) User Experience
9 2 (0.69%) Clustering
9 2 (0.69%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.69%) Oracle Exalogic
9 2 (0.69%) Replication
9 2 (0.69%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.69%) TM Forum
9 2 (0.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 124 (43.06%) Windows
2 118 (40.97%) Linux
3 42 (14.58%) Windows Server
4 15 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.08%) Unix
6 6 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.39%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.69%) AIX
8 2 (0.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.69%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.69%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.69%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.35%) MVS
9 1 (0.35%) VMS
9 1 (0.35%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (36.11%) DevOps
2 103 (35.76%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (15.97%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (14.24%) Continuous Delivery
5 40 (13.89%) TOGAF
6 39 (13.54%) Collaborative Working
7 37 (12.85%) Service Management
8 36 (12.50%) User Stories
9 33 (11.46%) Microservices
10 32 (11.11%) ITIL
11 31 (10.76%) Load Balancing
11 31 (10.76%) Scrum
12 29 (10.07%) SDLC
12 29 (10.07%) Task Automation
13 24 (8.33%) Configuration Management
14 23 (7.99%) Migration
15 21 (7.29%) Workflow
16 17 (5.90%) Project Management
16 17 (5.90%) Release Management
17 16 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 49 (17.01%) PowerShell
2 35 (12.15%) SQL
3 25 (8.68%) C#
4 18 (6.25%) Java
5 16 (5.56%) Python
6 12 (4.17%) JavaScript
7 11 (3.82%) Bash Shell
8 9 (3.13%) C++
8 9 (3.13%) CQL
9 8 (2.78%) Ruby
10 7 (2.43%) Groovy
10 7 (2.43%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.39%) Perl
11 4 (1.39%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.39%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.69%) PHP
12 2 (0.69%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.35%) F#
13 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.35%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 38 (13.19%) Security Cleared
2 36 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.51%) Degree
4 7 (2.43%) AWS Certification
4 7 (2.43%) CISSP
5 6 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.74%) CISA
7 4 (1.39%) CCNP
7 4 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.39%) MCSE
8 3 (1.04%) CISM
9 2 (0.69%) APMG
9 2 (0.69%) CCDP
9 2 (0.69%) CCIE
9 2 (0.69%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.69%) MCP
9 2 (0.69%) MCSD
9 2 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.13%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.39%) GDPR
3 4 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.04%) SLA
5 2 (0.69%) GCP
6 1 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.35%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.35%) PMO
6 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 56 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (9.03%) Hyper-V
3 25 (8.68%) Active Directory
4 24 (8.33%) Docker
5 19 (6.60%) XenServer
6 16 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (4.86%) XenDesktop
8 11 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (3.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 10 (3.47%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.39%) KVM
10 4 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.69%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.69%) vSphere
12 1 (0.35%) LXC
12 1 (0.35%) vCloud
12 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 52 (18.06%) Puppet
2 26 (9.03%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (8.68%) Ansible
4 9 (3.13%) Kubernetes
4 9 (3.13%) Opsview
5 7 (2.43%) Salt
6 5 (1.74%) SCOM
7 4 (1.39%) Rancher
7 4 (1.39%) SCCM
8 3 (1.04%) Nagios
9 2 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.35%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.35%) Mesos
10 1 (0.35%) Oozie
10 1 (0.35%) SCSM
10 1 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 112 (38.89%) VMware
2 86 (29.86%) Microsoft
3 33 (11.46%) Oracle
3 33 (11.46%) Red Hat
4 32 (11.11%) IBM
5 22 (7.64%) Citrix
6 15 (5.21%) SAP
7 14 (4.86%) CA
8 13 (4.51%) Cisco
9 8 (2.78%) Google
9 8 (2.78%) ServiceNow
9 8 (2.78%) Workday
10 6 (2.08%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.74%) Twitter
12 3 (1.04%) HP
12 3 (1.04%) McAfee
12 3 (1.04%) Remedy
13 2 (0.69%) EMC
13 2 (0.69%) NetApp
13 2 (0.69%) Symantec