Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 190 210
Rank change year-on-year +19 +20 +119
Contract jobs citing IaaS 235 170 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.41% 1.11% 1.00%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.45% 9.29% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 126 151
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £375 £413 £360
90th Percentile £609 £625 £688
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South East median hourly rate - - £17.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £100.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -50.00% +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 3,153 1,829 1,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.85% 11.95% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,922 1,141 1,052
South East median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £280
90th Percentile £600 £590 £575
England median daily rate £484 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +5.22% +2.22% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 28
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £16.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -15.86% -7.72%
10th Percentile £10.80 £14.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £34.00 £43.75 £60.00
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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +33 116 £450 -5.26% 25
Hampshire -19 78 £475 -5.00% 11
Berkshire +33 67 £450 -4.00% 22
Buckinghamshire +25 44 £500 -9.09%
Surrey -16 23 £575 +21.05% 5
Kent +16 8 - - 1
Oxfordshire -12 5 £370 -20.00% 3
West Sussex -9 4 - -
Middlesex - 1 £638 -
East Sussex - 1 - - 2
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 178 (75.74%) PaaS
2 113 (48.09%) Windows
3 103 (43.83%) Linux
4 99 (42.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 82 (34.89%) DevOps
6 74 (31.49%) Agile Software Development
7 72 (30.64%) Amazon AWS
8 71 (30.21%) VMware
9 66 (28.09%) Jenkins
10 64 (27.23%) Git (software)
11 59 (25.11%) Firewall
12 57 (24.26%) Microsoft
13 48 (20.43%) Puppet
14 45 (19.15%) SaaS
14 45 (19.15%) PowerShell
15 39 (16.60%) SC Cleared
15 39 (16.60%) Security Cleared
15 39 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
16 37 (15.74%) Microservices
17 34 (14.47%) JIRA
18 33 (14.04%) Confluence
19 32 (13.62%) ITIL
19 32 (13.62%) Collaborative Working
20 31 (13.19%) Task Automation
20 31 (13.19%) Service Management
21 30 (12.77%) Active Directory
22 28 (11.91%) User Stories
22 28 (11.91%) OpenStack
22 28 (11.91%) Windows Server
23 27 (11.49%) Continuous Delivery

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 33 (14.04%) Confluence
2 28 (11.91%) OpenStack
3 19 (8.09%) IIS
4 17 (7.23%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.13%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.70%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.28%) nginx
7 3 (1.28%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.85%) Apache
8 2 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.85%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.85%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.43%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 8 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.55%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.85%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.43%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 178 (75.74%) PaaS
2 99 (42.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (30.64%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (19.15%) SaaS
5 25 (10.64%) OpenShift
6 18 (7.66%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (6.81%) NuGet
8 14 (5.96%) Office 365
9 12 (5.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (4.26%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (2.98%) npm
12 5 (2.13%) GitHub
13 2 (0.85%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.85%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.85%) Oracle CX
13 2 (0.85%) SoftLayer
14 1 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
14 1 (0.43%) Heroku
14 1 (0.43%) HP Helion
14 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 59 (25.11%) Firewall
2 17 (7.23%) DNS
2 17 (7.23%) Network Security
3 16 (6.81%) TCP/IP
4 13 (5.53%) NetScaler
5 9 (3.83%) VPN
6 7 (2.98%) DHCP
7 5 (2.13%) Skype
8 4 (1.70%) Internet
8 4 (1.70%) LAN
8 4 (1.70%) SAN
8 4 (1.70%) SSL
9 3 (1.28%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (1.28%) NAS
9 3 (1.28%) VLAN
9 3 (1.28%) WAN
10 2 (0.85%) Intranet
10 2 (0.85%) SMTP
10 2 (0.85%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.85%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.06%) MongoDB
2 24 (10.21%) PostgreSQL
2 24 (10.21%) SQL Server
3 23 (9.79%) Redis
4 21 (8.94%) NuoDB
5 9 (3.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (2.98%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.13%) Big Data
8 3 (1.28%) MySQL
8 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.85%) GIS
9 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.85%) Power BI
9 2 (0.85%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.43%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 66 (28.09%) Jenkins
2 64 (27.23%) Git (software)
3 34 (14.47%) JIRA
4 21 (8.94%) Selenium
5 19 (8.09%) Visual Studio
6 18 (7.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (5.96%) Visual Studio Team System
8 12 (5.11%) Eclipse
9 11 (4.68%) Maven
10 10 (4.26%) Octopus Deploy
10 10 (4.26%) TeamCity
11 7 (2.98%) Bower
12 5 (2.13%) Bitbucket
13 4 (1.70%) SonarQube
14 3 (1.28%) GitLab
14 3 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
15 2 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
16 1 (0.43%) Fiddler
16 1 (0.43%) ReSharper
General
1 22 (9.36%) Finance
2 12 (5.11%) Retail
3 10 (4.26%) Banking
4 6 (2.55%) International Banking
5 2 (0.85%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.85%) Marketing
5 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.43%) Law
6 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (19.15%) Architect
2 38 (16.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 24 (10.21%) Consultant
4 20 (8.51%) Cloud Architect
4 20 (8.51%) Developer
5 19 (8.09%) Azure Engineer
6 18 (7.66%) Azure Consultant
7 17 (7.23%) Automation Engineer
8 14 (5.96%) Cloud Engineer
8 14 (5.96%) Designer
9 13 (5.53%) Solutions Designer
10 12 (5.11%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (4.68%) Java Developer
12 10 (4.26%) Linux Engineer
12 10 (4.26%) Security Architect
12 10 (4.26%) Technical Architect
13 9 (3.83%) Product Manager
14 8 (3.40%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 8 (3.40%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.49%) REST
2 26 (11.06%) .NET
3 21 (8.94%) RabbitMQ
4 17 (7.23%) JSON
5 13 (5.53%) SOAP
6 12 (5.11%) Web Services
7 10 (4.26%) .NET Core
8 7 (2.98%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.98%) HTML
9 6 (2.55%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.55%) LDAP
9 6 (2.55%) Middleware
10 5 (2.13%) CSS
10 5 (2.13%) Java EE
10 5 (2.13%) React
10 5 (2.13%) Spring
11 4 (1.70%) XML
12 3 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (1.28%) Spring Boot
12 3 (1.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.96%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.53%) Hybrid Cloud
2 13 (5.53%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.68%) Clustering
4 10 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.40%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.55%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.70%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.70%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.70%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.28%) User Experience
9 2 (0.85%) CESG
9 2 (0.85%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.85%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.85%) TM Forum
10 1 (0.43%) Fintech
10 1 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 113 (48.09%) Windows
2 103 (43.83%) Linux
3 28 (11.91%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.83%) Unix
4 9 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.70%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.28%) DC/OS
7 3 (1.28%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.85%) Android
8 2 (0.85%) SUSE
8 2 (0.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.43%) CentOS
9 1 (0.43%) Debian
9 1 (0.43%) VMS
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (34.89%) DevOps
2 74 (31.49%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (15.74%) Microservices
5 32 (13.62%) Collaborative Working
5 32 (13.62%) ITIL
6 31 (13.19%) Service Management
6 31 (13.19%) Task Automation
7 28 (11.91%) User Stories
8 27 (11.49%) Continuous Delivery
8 27 (11.49%) Load Balancing
9 26 (11.06%) TOGAF
10 25 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (9.79%) Scrum
12 19 (8.09%) SDLC
13 18 (7.66%) Workflow
14 15 (6.38%) Open Source
14 15 (6.38%) Project Management
15 12 (5.11%) Security Architecture
15 12 (5.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 45 (19.15%) PowerShell
2 24 (10.21%) Java
3 23 (9.79%) SQL
4 17 (7.23%) C#
5 13 (5.53%) Ruby
6 12 (5.11%) Python
7 9 (3.83%) C++
7 9 (3.83%) CQL
8 7 (2.98%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.55%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.70%) Perl
10 4 (1.70%) PHP
10 4 (1.70%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.28%) Java 8
11 3 (1.28%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.85%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.43%) C
13 1 (0.43%) F#
13 1 (0.43%) Go
13 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (16.60%) SC Cleared
1 39 (16.60%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.68%) Degree
3 9 (3.83%) CISSP
4 6 (2.55%) CCNP
4 6 (2.55%) CISA
4 6 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.55%) TOGAF Certification
5 4 (1.70%) CISM
6 3 (1.28%) CCIE
7 2 (0.85%) APMG
7 2 (0.85%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.85%) CCDP
7 2 (0.85%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.85%) MCP
7 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.43%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.83%) GCP
2 9 (3.83%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.13%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.70%) GDPR
4 4 (1.70%) SLA
5 1 (0.43%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.43%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.43%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.43%) QA
5 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (12.77%) Active Directory
2 27 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.23%) Hyper-V
4 15 (6.38%) Docker
5 14 (5.96%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (5.53%) XenServer
7 10 (4.26%) XenDesktop
8 9 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (3.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (3.40%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.85%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.85%) vSphere
11 2 (0.85%) XenApp
12 1 (0.43%) vCloud
12 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.43%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (20.43%) Puppet
2 19 (8.09%) Ansible
2 19 (8.09%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (4.68%) SCCM
4 9 (3.83%) Opsview
4 9 (3.83%) Terraform
5 8 (3.40%) Kubernetes
6 5 (2.13%) SCOM
7 3 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.85%) Nagios
8 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.85%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.43%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.43%) Oozie
9 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 71 (30.21%) VMware
2 57 (24.26%) Microsoft
3 25 (10.64%) IBM
3 25 (10.64%) Red Hat
4 17 (7.23%) Citrix
5 16 (6.81%) Oracle
6 14 (5.96%) Cisco
7 13 (5.53%) ServiceNow
8 11 (4.68%) CA
9 7 (2.98%) Google
9 7 (2.98%) SAP
10 6 (2.55%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.28%) McAfee
11 3 (1.28%) NetApp
12 2 (0.85%) ATG
12 2 (0.85%) EMC
12 2 (0.85%) Fujitsu
12 2 (0.85%) HP
12 2 (0.85%) hybris
12 2 (0.85%) Remedy