Period
to 22 September 2020

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 22 September 2020 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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 91 103 189
Rank change year-on-year +12 +86 +21
Contract jobs citing IaaS 68 344 215
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.89% 2.42% 1.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.38% 8.77% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 196 134
Median daily rate £531 £528 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% +15.30% -3.68%
10th Percentile £362 £372 £361
90th Percentile £654 £630 £575
England median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 23 0
Median hourly rate - £80.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £80.00 -
% change year-on-year -56.25% - -

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 922 3,921 3,514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.57% 27.55% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 2,510 2,246
Median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £301 £275 £300
90th Percentile £650 £613 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 94 49
Median hourly rate £21.50 £40.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.25% +110.53% +15.15%
10th Percentile £15.50 £16.25 £11.10
90th Percentile £57.50 £83.75 £64.45
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.22 £19.00
% change year-on-year +50.76% +22.18% -9.52%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing IaaS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IaaS in the South East.

Daily rate trend for IaaS in the South East

IaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IaaS in the South East over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for IaaS in the South East

IaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IaaS in the South East.

Hourly rate trend 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 22 September 2020. 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
Hampshire +35 29 £575 +9.52% 6
Thames Valley +8 29 £520 -5.45% 9
Berkshire +5 24 £520 -5.45% 5
Buckinghamshire +31 4 £550 +1.85% 2
West Sussex +43 3 £423 -22.30% 7
East Sussex +33 3 - - 3
Surrey +39 2 £550 +15.79% 2
Kent +6 2 £685 +71.25% 2
Oxfordshire +39 1 £425 -26.09% 2
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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 50 (73.53%) PaaS
2 46 (67.65%) Azure
3 36 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 33 (48.53%) Windows
5 31 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (44.12%) DevOps
7 28 (41.18%) Linux
8 22 (32.35%) SQL
9 19 (27.94%) Data Management
9 19 (27.94%) VMware
9 19 (27.94%) Security Cleared
9 19 (27.94%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (23.53%) AWS
10 16 (23.53%) Public Cloud
11 15 (22.06%) Analytics
11 15 (22.06%) Visual Studio
12 14 (20.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (20.59%) Power Platform
13 13 (19.12%) Data Lake
13 13 (19.12%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (19.12%) HDInsight
13 13 (19.12%) Power BI
14 12 (17.65%) PowerShell
14 12 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (16.18%) Security Testing
15 11 (16.18%) Test Automation
15 11 (16.18%) Hadoop
15 11 (16.18%) Data-Driven Testing
16 10 (14.71%) Project Delivery
16 10 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure

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 5 (7.35%) CMS
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.47%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (73.53%) PaaS
2 46 (67.65%) Azure
3 16 (23.53%) AWS
4 14 (20.59%) Power Platform
5 8 (11.76%) SaaS
6 5 (7.35%) Serverless
7 4 (5.88%) Office 365
8 3 (4.41%) Azure Functions
9 2 (2.94%) Apigee
9 2 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (1.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (1.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.71%) Firewall
2 9 (13.24%) DNS
3 7 (10.29%) VPN
4 5 (7.35%) LAN
4 5 (7.35%) VSAN
4 5 (7.35%) WAN
5 4 (5.88%) DHCP
6 3 (4.41%) SAN
6 3 (4.41%) Wireless
7 2 (2.94%) Network Security
8 1 (1.47%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (1.47%) MPLS
8 1 (1.47%) Skype
8 1 (1.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (19.12%) Data Lake
2 13 (19.12%) HDInsight
2 13 (19.12%) Power BI
3 11 (16.18%) Hadoop
4 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
5 4 (5.88%) Geospatial Data
5 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2019
6 3 (4.41%) Big Data
7 2 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (22.06%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.41%) JIRA
3 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.41%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.47%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Law
3 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (35.29%) Architect
2 16 (23.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (22.06%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (14.71%) Azure Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Azure Architect
5 7 (10.29%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Azure DevOps
7 5 (7.35%) Developer
7 5 (7.35%) Technical Leader
8 4 (5.88%) Hadoop Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 4 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (4.41%) VMware Architect
9 3 (4.41%) Web Architect
10 2 (2.94%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) RESTful
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.94%) HTML
3 2 (2.94%) HTML5
4 1 (1.47%) .NET
4 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.47%) CSS
4 1 (1.47%) Java SE
4 1 (1.47%) jQuery
4 1 (1.47%) JSON
4 1 (1.47%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.47%) LDAP
4 1 (1.47%) OAuth
4 1 (1.47%) OpenID
4 1 (1.47%) SAML
4 1 (1.47%) SOAP
4 1 (1.47%) Velocity
4 1 (1.47%) Web Services
4 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.53%) Public Cloud
2 8 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.76%) PKI
3 7 (10.29%) Client/Server
4 6 (8.82%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (7.35%) Fat Client
5 5 (7.35%) Thin Client
6 4 (5.88%) User Experience
7 3 (4.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (2.94%) Cloud Native
8 2 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (2.94%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.47%) Industry 4.0
9 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.47%) Replication
9 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (48.53%) Windows
2 28 (41.18%) Linux
3 4 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (2.94%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.47%) CentOS
6 1 (1.47%) Unix
6 1 (1.47%) VMS
6 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (44.12%) DevOps
3 19 (27.94%) Data Management
4 15 (22.06%) Analytics
5 13 (19.12%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (16.18%) Data-Driven Testing
7 11 (16.18%) Security Testing
7 11 (16.18%) Test Automation
8 10 (14.71%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (14.71%) Project Delivery
9 9 (13.24%) Migration
9 9 (13.24%) Scrum
9 9 (13.24%) Task Automation
10 7 (10.29%) Technical Leadership
11 6 (8.82%) Infrastructure as Code
11 6 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 5 (7.35%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 5 (7.35%) Server Virtualisation
12 5 (7.35%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.35%) SQL
2 12 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 10 (14.71%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.41%) Python
5 2 (2.94%) C#
5 2 (2.94%) Java
5 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.47%) C
6 1 (1.47%) Go
6 1 (1.47%) Perl
6 1 (1.47%) Ruby
6 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (27.94%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.24%) DV Cleared
3 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.41%) AWS Certification
4 3 (4.41%) MCSE
4 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.94%) CISSP
5 2 (2.94%) Degree
6 1 (1.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.47%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.47%) CISA
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.47%) CISM
6 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.47%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.47%) PMP
6 1 (1.47%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (27.94%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.24%) Active Directory
4 5 (7.35%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (7.35%) vSphere
5 4 (5.88%) Docker
6 3 (4.41%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.41%) VMware NSX
7 2 (2.94%) vCloud
8 1 (1.47%) KVM
8 1 (1.47%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) SCOM
2 5 (7.35%) Ansible
3 4 (5.88%) Terraform
3 4 (5.88%) vCenter Server
4 3 (4.41%) Kubernetes
4 3 (4.41%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (4.41%) Nessus
4 3 (4.41%) SCCM
4 3 (4.41%) vRealize
5 2 (2.94%) Istio
6 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.47%) Puppet
6 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 36 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 19 (27.94%) VMware
3 10 (14.71%) Informatica
4 9 (13.24%) Hortonworks
5 8 (11.76%) Cisco
6 6 (8.82%) Oracle
7 4 (5.88%) Fortinet
7 4 (5.88%) Juniper
7 4 (5.88%) NetApp
7 4 (5.88%) Palo Alto
7 4 (5.88%) Splunk
8 3 (4.41%) Databricks
8 3 (4.41%) Google
8 3 (4.41%) McAfee
8 3 (4.41%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.41%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.94%) Citrix
9 2 (2.94%) Dell
9 2 (2.94%) HP
9 2 (2.94%) Symantec