Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 177 319
Rank change year-on-year +7 +142 +24
Contract jobs citing IaaS 238 223 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.41% 1.34% 0.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.15% 11.21% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 170 48
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +29.03% -18.42%
10th Percentile £363 £371 £290
90th Percentile £613 £638 £538
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 -
% change year-on-year +1.45% - -

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 2919 1989 1316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.35% 11.96% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1824 1274 790
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +5.74% +0.30%
10th Percentile £263 £264 £256
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 34 33
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.59% +14.06% +11.30%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.09 £10.00
90th Percentile £42.97 £56.75 £38.95
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year +5.26% -12.20% +20.22%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +52 108 £506 +1.25% 11
Hampshire -31 73 £425 -19.05% 3
Berkshire +31 57 £518 -10.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +4 39 £438 -7.89% 1
Surrey -17 24 £518 +11.40% 4
West Sussex -3 14 £738 +79.88%
Oxfordshire +10 9 £400 +3.23% 5
Middlesex +9 3 £545 +11.79%
Kent -12 3 £500 -50.00%
East Sussex 0 1 - -
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 156 (65.55%) PaaS
2 117 (49.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (38.66%) Windows
4 91 (38.24%) VMware
5 90 (37.82%) Amazon AWS
6 87 (36.55%) Microsoft
7 76 (31.93%) Linux
8 70 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
9 67 (28.15%) DevOps
10 59 (24.79%) Windows Server
11 57 (23.95%) SaaS
12 56 (23.53%) Firewall
13 49 (20.59%) PowerShell
14 44 (18.49%) OpenStack
15 43 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
16 38 (15.97%) Security Cleared
17 37 (15.55%) Migration
17 37 (15.55%) SQL
18 36 (15.13%) TOGAF
19 35 (14.71%) SC Cleared
20 34 (14.29%) Git (software)
21 33 (13.87%) Oracle
22 32 (13.45%) Jenkins
23 30 (12.61%) Ansible
24 29 (12.18%) Hyper-V
24 29 (12.18%) Configuration Management
25 27 (11.34%) Scrum
26 25 (10.50%) Stakeholder Management
26 25 (10.50%) Active Directory
26 25 (10.50%) Citrix

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 44 (18.49%) OpenStack
2 24 (10.08%) Confluence
3 20 (8.40%) Skype for Business
4 9 (3.78%) IIS
5 7 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.94%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.68%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.26%) Apache
7 3 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.26%) nginx
8 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.42%) Totara
Applications
1 4 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.42%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 156 (65.55%) PaaS
2 117 (49.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (37.82%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (23.95%) SaaS
5 23 (9.66%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (4.62%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (4.62%) OpenShift
6 11 (4.62%) Slack
6 11 (4.62%) Trello
7 10 (4.20%) iPaaS
8 8 (3.36%) Boomi
8 8 (3.36%) Office 365
8 8 (3.36%) SuccessFactors
9 7 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (2.52%) GitHub
10 6 (2.52%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (1.26%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.42%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 56 (23.53%) Firewall
2 17 (7.14%) NetScaler
3 12 (5.04%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.20%) Network Security
4 10 (4.20%) VPN
5 9 (3.78%) DNS
6 8 (3.36%) Cisco ISE
6 8 (3.36%) SAN
7 4 (1.68%) HTTP
8 3 (1.26%) DHCP
8 3 (1.26%) NAS
8 3 (1.26%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (1.26%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (1.26%) SSL
8 3 (1.26%) Tactical Data Link
8 3 (1.26%) WAN
9 2 (0.84%) Internet
9 2 (0.84%) Skype
9 2 (0.84%) VLAN
10 1 (0.42%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.72%) MongoDB
3 10 (4.20%) Big Data
3 10 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.94%) MySQL
4 7 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.94%) NuoDB
4 7 (2.94%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.94%) Redis
4 7 (2.94%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.52%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.52%) OLAP
5 6 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.10%) OLAP Cube
6 5 (2.10%) Oracle Exadata
6 5 (2.10%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (1.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 34 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 32 (13.45%) Jenkins
3 20 (8.40%) JIRA
4 13 (5.46%) Selenium
5 11 (4.62%) Maven
6 10 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (3.36%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (3.36%) TeamCity
7 8 (3.36%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (2.94%) git-flow
8 7 (2.94%) GitLab
9 4 (1.68%) Moq
9 4 (1.68%) MSTest
9 4 (1.68%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (1.68%) webpack
10 3 (1.26%) Ant
10 3 (1.26%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.26%) Gradle
General
1 23 (9.66%) Finance
2 18 (7.56%) Banking
3 13 (5.46%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.10%) Billing
4 5 (2.10%) Retail
5 4 (1.68%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.26%) Marketing
6 3 (1.26%) Military
7 2 (0.84%) Advertising
8 1 (0.42%) Electronics
8 1 (0.42%) International Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Law
8 1 (0.42%) Legal
8 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 70 (29.41%) Architect
2 29 (12.18%) Cloud Architect
3 25 (10.50%) Consultant
4 21 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
5 20 (8.40%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (7.98%) Designer
7 18 (7.56%) Azure Consultant
7 18 (7.56%) Azure Engineer
7 18 (7.56%) Cloud Engineer
8 16 (6.72%) Solutions Designer
9 12 (5.04%) AWS Architect
9 12 (5.04%) AWS Engineer
10 10 (4.20%) Automation Engineer
10 10 (4.20%) Developer
10 10 (4.20%) Support Engineer
11 9 (3.78%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (3.78%) Project Manager
11 9 (3.78%) Security Architect
12 8 (3.36%) .NET Developer
12 8 (3.36%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.66%) Web Services
2 20 (8.40%) JSON
3 17 (7.14%) .NET
4 16 (6.72%) REST
5 12 (5.04%) SOAP
6 10 (4.20%) ASP.NET
6 10 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (3.78%) HTML
8 8 (3.36%) Middleware
8 8 (3.36%) XML
9 7 (2.94%) AngularJS
9 7 (2.94%) CSS
9 7 (2.94%) pytest
9 7 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (2.94%) RESTful
10 6 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (2.52%) JDBC
10 6 (2.52%) React
11 5 (2.10%) .NET Framework
11 5 (2.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.50%) Public Cloud
2 24 (10.08%) Hybrid Cloud
3 16 (6.72%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.36%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.10%) EMC VNX
7 5 (2.10%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.10%) Oracle Exalogic
7 5 (2.10%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.10%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 4 (1.68%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.68%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.84%) Clustering
9 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.84%) RIA
9 2 (0.84%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.84%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 92 (38.66%) Windows
2 76 (31.93%) Linux
3 59 (24.79%) Windows Server
4 21 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (4.62%) Unix
6 7 (2.94%) AIX
7 5 (2.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.84%) CentOS
9 2 (0.84%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.84%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (28.15%) DevOps
3 37 (15.55%) Migration
4 36 (15.13%) TOGAF
5 29 (12.18%) Configuration Management
6 27 (11.34%) Scrum
7 25 (10.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (9.24%) Release Management
8 22 (9.24%) Service Management
9 21 (8.82%) Collaborative Working
9 21 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (7.56%) Continuous Delivery
11 17 (7.14%) User Stories
12 15 (6.30%) SDLC
12 15 (6.30%) Test Automation
13 14 (5.88%) ITIL
13 14 (5.88%) SOA
14 12 (5.04%) Load Balancing
14 12 (5.04%) Technical Architecture
15 11 (4.62%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (20.59%) PowerShell
2 37 (15.55%) SQL
3 21 (8.82%) Python
4 16 (6.72%) Bash Shell
4 16 (6.72%) C#
5 13 (5.46%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.36%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.94%) Groovy
8 6 (2.52%) Java
8 6 (2.52%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.68%) ES6
9 4 (1.68%) F#
9 4 (1.68%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.68%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 3 (1.26%) Ruby
10 3 (1.26%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.84%) Perl
12 1 (0.42%) Go
12 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.42%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (15.97%) Security Cleared
2 35 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.46%) Degree
4 7 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.52%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.10%) AWS Certification
6 5 (2.10%) MCSE
7 2 (0.84%) MCP
7 2 (0.84%) MCSD
7 2 (0.84%) MySQL Certification
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.42%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.42%) ISEB
8 1 (0.42%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.52%) SLA
2 4 (1.68%) QA
3 3 (1.26%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.84%) PMO
5 1 (0.42%) GDPR
System Software
1 43 (18.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (12.18%) Hyper-V
3 25 (10.50%) Active Directory
4 20 (8.40%) Docker
5 19 (7.98%) XenServer
6 16 (6.72%) XenDesktop
7 15 (6.30%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (5.46%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.68%) KVM
10 2 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.42%) LXC
11 1 (0.42%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.42%) vSphere
11 1 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 30 (12.61%) Ansible
2 24 (10.08%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (9.24%) Puppet
4 10 (4.20%) SCOM
5 7 (2.94%) Salt
5 7 (2.94%) SCCM
6 6 (2.52%) Kubernetes
7 5 (2.10%) SCSM
7 5 (2.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (1.68%) Graphite
8 4 (1.68%) Nagios
8 4 (1.68%) Rancher
9 3 (1.26%) Ganglia
9 3 (1.26%) StatsD
10 2 (0.84%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.84%) Terraform
11 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.42%) vMotion
Vendors
1 91 (38.24%) VMware
2 87 (36.55%) Microsoft
3 33 (13.87%) Oracle
4 25 (10.50%) Citrix
5 17 (7.14%) SAP
6 14 (5.88%) Cisco
6 14 (5.88%) IBM
7 10 (4.20%) SolarWinds
8 9 (3.78%) Red Hat
8 9 (3.78%) ServiceNow
9 8 (3.36%) CA
9 8 (3.36%) Workday
10 7 (2.94%) Google
11 5 (2.10%) EMC
11 5 (2.10%) Twitter
12 4 (1.68%) AppDynamics
12 4 (1.68%) Dell
12 4 (1.68%) ESRI
12 4 (1.68%) ForgeRock
12 4 (1.68%) Sitecore