Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 146 149
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3 +171
Contract jobs citing IaaS 315 285 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.87% 1.70% 1.54%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.33% 9.39% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 176 180
South East median daily rate £488 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -5.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £371
90th Percentile £600 £609 £638
England median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +35.71% - -65.00%

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 3,783 3,034 2,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.40% 18.06% 12.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,401 1,873 1,283
South East median daily rate £475 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £275
90th Percentile £613 £588 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 47 35
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +9.38%
10th Percentile £12.25 £9.80 £13.50
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.97 £56.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -12.20%

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 December 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 17 December 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 +50 177 £500 +5.26% 33
Berkshire +42 129 £525 +3.70% 20
Hampshire -34 84 £475 +10.47% 9
Surrey -1 38 £488 -5.89% 5
Oxfordshire +29 24 £525 +31.25% 9
Buckinghamshire +4 24 £413 -8.33% 4
West Sussex -18 9 £343 -53.56% 1
Middlesex +12 1 £650 +19.27%
Kent +1 1 £450 -10.00%
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 229 (72.70%) PaaS
2 209 (66.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 156 (49.52%) Windows
4 119 (37.78%) Microsoft
5 113 (35.87%) DevOps
6 95 (30.16%) Linux
7 77 (24.44%) VMware
8 74 (23.49%) SaaS
9 72 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
9 72 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
9 72 (22.86%) SQL
10 64 (20.32%) PowerShell
11 57 (18.10%) Jenkins
12 56 (17.78%) Security Cleared
13 53 (16.83%) Firewall
14 52 (16.51%) Windows Server
15 50 (15.87%) Active Directory
16 47 (14.92%) SC Cleared
17 45 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
18 44 (13.97%) Visual Studio Team System
19 43 (13.65%) Office 365
20 41 (13.02%) Git (software)
21 40 (12.70%) Service Management
22 39 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
23 37 (11.75%) Continuous Delivery
23 37 (11.75%) ITIL
24 36 (11.43%) Oracle
25 35 (11.11%) Analytics
25 35 (11.11%) JSON
26 33 (10.48%) Puppet

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 22 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 19 (6.03%) OpenStack
3 14 (4.44%) Skype for Business
4 11 (3.49%) Confluence
5 7 (2.22%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.27%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.27%) CMS
6 4 (1.27%) Totara
7 3 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.63%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.63%) IIS
8 2 (0.63%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.32%) Apache
9 1 (0.32%) JBoss
9 1 (0.32%) OpenROAD
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (3.49%) Chatbot
1 11 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 229 (72.70%) PaaS
2 209 (66.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (23.49%) SaaS
4 72 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
5 43 (13.65%) Office 365
6 22 (6.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (4.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (4.13%) OpenShift
9 11 (3.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (3.17%) Boomi
11 7 (2.22%) Apigee
11 7 (2.22%) Serverless
12 6 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
14 4 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (1.27%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.95%) Amazon S3
16 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
16 2 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 1 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 53 (16.83%) Firewall
2 25 (7.94%) DNS
3 22 (6.98%) SAN
4 17 (5.40%) Skype
5 15 (4.76%) NetScaler
6 10 (3.17%) DHCP
6 10 (3.17%) SSL
6 10 (3.17%) VPN
7 8 (2.54%) Cisco ISE
7 8 (2.54%) Remote Desktop
7 8 (2.54%) WAN
8 7 (2.22%) LAN
9 5 (1.59%) Network Security
10 4 (1.27%) DAB
10 4 (1.27%) Kerberos
10 4 (1.27%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.27%) Wireless
11 3 (0.95%) HTTP
11 3 (0.95%) Internet
12 2 (0.63%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.30%) MongoDB
2 21 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 19 (6.03%) Power BI
4 17 (5.40%) Data Lake
5 16 (5.08%) Big Data
6 15 (4.76%) HDInsight
7 14 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (4.13%) Hadoop
9 11 (3.49%) Oracle Database
9 11 (3.49%) Redis
10 10 (3.17%) NoSQL
11 9 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (2.86%) NuoDB
11 9 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (2.54%) MySQL
13 5 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (1.27%) HBase
14 4 (1.27%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 57 (18.10%) Jenkins
2 44 (13.97%) Visual Studio Team System
3 41 (13.02%) Git (software)
4 28 (8.89%) Visual Studio
5 14 (4.44%) Octopus Deploy
6 12 (3.81%) JIRA
7 11 (3.49%) Selenium
8 10 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (2.54%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.27%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.95%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.63%) GitLab
12 2 (0.63%) Vagrant
13 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.32%) Gatling
13 1 (0.32%) GoCD
13 1 (0.32%) Mockito
13 1 (0.32%) Rhino Mocks
13 1 (0.32%) SonarQube
General
1 13 (4.13%) Telecoms
2 9 (2.86%) Finance
3 8 (2.54%) Billing
4 2 (0.63%) Banking
4 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.32%) Advertising
5 1 (0.32%) French Language
5 1 (0.32%) Games
5 1 (0.32%) German Language
5 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.32%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 69 (21.90%) Architect
2 54 (17.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 45 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
4 32 (10.16%) Azure DevOps
5 30 (9.52%) Developer
6 26 (8.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 25 (7.94%) Consultant
8 24 (7.62%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 23 (7.30%) Azure Consultant
10 21 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
11 19 (6.03%) Azure Architect
12 18 (5.71%) Cloud Engineer
13 17 (5.40%) Azure Developer
14 15 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
14 15 (4.76%) Designer
15 13 (4.13%) Solutions Designer
16 9 (2.86%) AWS Engineer
16 9 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 9 (2.86%) Team Leader
17 8 (2.54%) Active Directory Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (11.11%) JSON
2 15 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
2 15 (4.76%) SOAP
3 14 (4.44%) Middleware
3 14 (4.44%) RESTful
4 12 (3.81%) Kafka
5 11 (3.49%) React
6 10 (3.17%) .NET
6 10 (3.17%) AngularJS
6 10 (3.17%) HTML
6 10 (3.17%) HTML5
7 9 (2.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 8 (2.54%) Node.js
9 7 (2.22%) jQuery
9 7 (2.22%) Natural Language Processing
9 7 (2.22%) SignalR
9 7 (2.22%) WebSockets
9 7 (2.22%) XML
10 6 (1.90%) Web Services
11 5 (1.59%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.52%) Public Cloud
2 22 (6.98%) Hybrid Cloud
3 19 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.03%) Management Information System
4 17 (5.40%) Data Centre
5 12 (3.81%) Replication
6 10 (3.17%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.86%) Clustering
8 7 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.90%) PKI
10 5 (1.59%) Blog
10 5 (1.59%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.59%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.27%) CMDB
11 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.27%) User Experience
12 2 (0.63%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.63%) RIA
12 2 (0.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 156 (49.52%) Windows
2 95 (30.16%) Linux
3 52 (16.51%) Windows Server
4 32 (10.16%) Windows 10
5 31 (9.84%) Unix
5 31 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (4.44%) AIX
7 14 (4.44%) Windows XP
8 10 (3.17%) OpenVMS
9 9 (2.86%) CentOS
10 6 (1.90%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (1.59%) VMS
11 5 (1.59%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.95%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (35.87%) DevOps
2 72 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (12.70%) Service Management
4 37 (11.75%) Continuous Delivery
4 37 (11.75%) ITIL
5 35 (11.11%) Analytics
6 30 (9.52%) Migration
6 30 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 28 (8.89%) Scrum
8 26 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (7.62%) Collaborative Working
9 24 (7.62%) TOGAF
10 22 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (6.35%) Data Protection
11 20 (6.35%) Technical Leadership
12 19 (6.03%) Data Management
12 19 (6.03%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (5.40%) Enterprise Architecture
13 17 (5.40%) Network Design
14 16 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 72 (22.86%) SQL
2 64 (20.32%) PowerShell
3 24 (7.62%) Python
4 22 (6.98%) JavaScript
5 19 (6.03%) C#
5 19 (6.03%) Java
6 11 (3.49%) Bash Shell
6 11 (3.49%) Ruby
7 7 (2.22%) C
7 7 (2.22%) R
8 4 (1.27%) C++
8 4 (1.27%) F#
8 4 (1.27%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.63%) Go
10 1 (0.32%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.32%) Java 8
10 1 (0.32%) Perl
10 1 (0.32%) PHP
10 1 (0.32%) Scala
10 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 47 (14.92%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.81%) Degree
4 9 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.54%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (2.22%) AWS Certification
7 6 (1.90%) MCSE
7 6 (1.90%) TOGAF Certification
8 5 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.27%) CISSP
10 3 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.63%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.63%) MBA
11 2 (0.63%) MCITP
11 2 (0.63%) PhD
12 1 (0.32%) CCA
12 1 (0.32%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.86%) Government Security Classifications
1 9 (2.86%) SLA
2 5 (1.59%) GDPR
3 3 (0.95%) QA
4 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (15.87%) Active Directory
2 45 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
3 39 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (9.84%) Docker
5 21 (6.67%) Hyper-V
6 18 (5.71%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (4.44%) XenApp
8 10 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (1.90%) KVM
10 6 (1.90%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (1.27%) HDFS
12 3 (0.95%) vSphere
12 3 (0.95%) XenServer
13 2 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.63%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.32%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 33 (10.48%) Ansible
1 33 (10.48%) Puppet
2 29 (9.21%) Terraform
3 24 (7.62%) Kubernetes
3 24 (7.62%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (4.44%) Data Guard
5 12 (3.81%) CloudForms
5 12 (3.81%) SCCM
5 12 (3.81%) SCOrch
6 11 (3.49%) SCOM
7 4 (1.27%) Ambari
7 4 (1.27%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (1.27%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.27%) Oozie
8 3 (0.95%) WSUS
9 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.63%) Nagios
9 2 (0.63%) Netcool
9 2 (0.63%) OpenView
9 2 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 119 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 77 (24.44%) VMware
3 36 (11.43%) Oracle
4 25 (7.94%) Red Hat
5 24 (7.62%) Cisco
5 24 (7.62%) Citrix
6 23 (7.30%) HP
6 23 (7.30%) IBM
7 17 (5.40%) ServiceNow
8 15 (4.76%) 3PAR
8 15 (4.76%) Google
9 14 (4.44%) SAP
10 11 (3.49%) Sitecore
11 10 (3.17%) BMC
11 10 (3.17%) Dell
11 10 (3.17%) ForgeRock
12 9 (2.86%) CA
12 9 (2.86%) SolarWinds
13 8 (2.54%) Remedy
14 4 (1.27%) Hortonworks