Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 127 114 139
Rank change year-on-year -13 +25 -3
Contract jobs citing IaaS 182 360 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.71% 2.28% 1.74%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.21% 9.34% 9.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 220 174
South East median daily rate £538 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £423 £400 £363
90th Percentile £684 £638 £625
England median daily rate £525 £525 £501
% change year-on-year - +4.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
South East median hourly rate £80.00 £66.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% - -
England median hourly rate £47.00 £56.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.18% +62.14% -22.22%

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 2,929 3,855 3,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.48% 24.46% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,898 2,421 1,972
South East median daily rate £450 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £213 £280 £300
90th Percentile £625 £613 £590
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 59 44
South East median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +11.11% -7.52%
10th Percentile £13.17 £12.25 £10.08
90th Percentile £82.50 £64.20 £45.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% +5.26%

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 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in the South East

IaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IaaS in the South East

IaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in the South East over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Contractor hourly 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 February 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
Thames Valley -23 106 £520 -0.95% 14
Berkshire -8 96 £520 -0.95% 7
Hampshire -7 29 £600 +20.00% 13
Surrey +23 24 £500 - 16
East Sussex +34 15 £750 +72.31%
Buckinghamshire +5 8 £505 +27.04% 4
Kent +12 5 £400 -27.27% 2
Oxfordshire 0 2 - - 3
West Sussex +28 1 £600 - 1
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 150 (82.42%) Azure
1 150 (82.42%) PaaS
2 115 (63.19%) Microsoft
3 93 (51.10%) Windows
4 78 (42.86%) SQL
5 72 (39.56%) PowerShell
6 71 (39.01%) SaaS
6 71 (39.01%) DevOps
7 64 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (26.92%) Analytics
8 49 (26.92%) AWS
9 47 (25.82%) Virtual Machines
10 42 (23.08%) Security Cleared
10 42 (23.08%) Active Directory
10 42 (23.08%) Infrastructure as Code
11 41 (22.53%) Office 365
12 39 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
12 39 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 39 (21.43%) VMware
13 38 (20.88%) DNS
14 37 (20.33%) Public Cloud
15 36 (19.78%) Test Automation
15 36 (19.78%) Business Intelligence
16 35 (19.23%) Data Management
16 35 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
16 35 (19.23%) Continuous Delivery
16 35 (19.23%) Power BI
16 35 (19.23%) Data Lake
16 35 (19.23%) Power Platform
17 34 (18.68%) SC Cleared

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 10 (5.49%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (4.40%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.85%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.20%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.10%) CMS
6 2 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.55%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.55%) Confluence
7 1 (0.55%) Drupal
7 1 (0.55%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (13.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.55%) Maya
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.55%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 150 (82.42%) Azure
1 150 (82.42%) PaaS
2 71 (39.01%) SaaS
3 49 (26.92%) AWS
4 41 (22.53%) Office 365
5 35 (19.23%) Power Platform
6 31 (17.03%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (8.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 16 (8.79%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (7.69%) GCP
9 9 (4.95%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (4.95%) Serverless
10 7 (3.85%) iPaaS
11 5 (2.75%) OpenShift
12 4 (2.20%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (1.65%) Mimecast
14 2 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (1.10%) GitHub
14 2 (1.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 38 (20.88%) DNS
2 32 (17.58%) Firewall
3 26 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 25 (13.74%) VPN
5 23 (12.64%) SAN
6 20 (10.99%) Reverse Proxy
7 18 (9.89%) Internet
7 18 (9.89%) NAS
8 11 (6.04%) DHCP
9 9 (4.95%) Skype
10 5 (2.75%) LAN
10 5 (2.75%) WAN
11 4 (2.20%) IPsec
12 3 (1.65%) 5G
12 3 (1.65%) VSAN
13 2 (1.10%) HTTP
13 2 (1.10%) MPLS
13 2 (1.10%) VLAN
13 2 (1.10%) VoIP
13 2 (1.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 35 (19.23%) Data Lake
2 35 (19.23%) Power BI
3 32 (17.58%) HDInsight
4 28 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 17 (9.34%) Azure SQL Database
6 11 (6.04%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (5.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (4.95%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (4.40%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (2.75%) Big Data
10 5 (2.75%) Cosmos DB
10 5 (2.75%) Data Mart
10 5 (2.75%) Geospatial Data
11 4 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.65%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (18.68%) Visual Studio
2 23 (12.64%) Visual Studio Team System
3 12 (6.59%) Jenkins
4 8 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.75%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.10%) GitLab
6 2 (1.10%) JIRA
6 2 (1.10%) Postman
6 2 (1.10%) Selenium
7 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (3.30%) Finance
2 5 (2.75%) Public Sector
2 5 (2.75%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.20%) German Language
4 3 (1.65%) Billing
4 3 (1.65%) French Language
5 2 (1.10%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.55%) Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (36.26%) Architect
2 43 (23.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 38 (20.88%) Azure Engineer
4 21 (11.54%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 20 (10.99%) Cloud Architect
6 19 (10.44%) Solutions Architect
7 17 (9.34%) Cloud Engineer
8 16 (8.79%) Azure Architect
9 13 (7.14%) Azure DevOps
9 13 (7.14%) Consultant
10 10 (5.49%) Technical Engineer
11 9 (4.95%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (4.95%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 8 (4.40%) Cloud Consultant
12 8 (4.40%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
13 7 (3.85%) Support Engineer
14 6 (3.30%) Azure Consultant
15 5 (2.75%) AWS Architect
15 5 (2.75%) Office 365 Consultant
15 5 (2.75%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (18.13%) Web Services
2 21 (11.54%) .NET
3 11 (6.04%) .NET Framework
4 5 (2.75%) Node.js
4 5 (2.75%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (2.75%) REST
4 5 (2.75%) SOAP
5 4 (2.20%) .NET Core
5 4 (2.20%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.20%) Middleware
6 3 (1.65%) OAuth
7 2 (1.10%) 802.1X
7 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (1.10%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (1.10%) JSON
7 2 (1.10%) Kafka
7 2 (1.10%) Vue.js
7 2 (1.10%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (20.33%) Public Cloud
2 20 (10.99%) Replication
3 16 (8.79%) Hybrid Cloud
4 15 (8.24%) Data Centre
4 15 (8.24%) Private Cloud
5 13 (7.14%) Clustering
6 11 (6.04%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.85%) Cloud Native
8 6 (3.30%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (2.75%) Mainframe
9 5 (2.75%) Microsoft Licensing
9 5 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (2.20%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (1.65%) CMDB
11 3 (1.65%) Life Science
11 3 (1.65%) PKI
12 2 (1.10%) Smart City
12 2 (1.10%) Social Media
13 1 (0.55%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 93 (51.10%) Windows
2 19 (10.44%) Windows Server
3 16 (8.79%) Linux
4 15 (8.24%) Windows 10
5 8 (4.40%) VMS
5 8 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.75%) Unix
6 5 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.65%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.65%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.10%) AIX
8 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.10%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.55%) Android
9 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (39.01%) DevOps
2 64 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (26.92%) Analytics
4 42 (23.08%) Infrastructure as Code
5 39 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (19.78%) Business Intelligence
6 36 (19.78%) Test Automation
7 35 (19.23%) Continuous Delivery
7 35 (19.23%) Data Management
8 29 (15.93%) Data-Driven Testing
8 29 (15.93%) Security Testing
9 28 (15.38%) Scrum
10 25 (13.74%) Information Security
11 24 (13.19%) Computer Science
11 24 (13.19%) SOA
12 23 (12.64%) Project Delivery
13 21 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
14 20 (10.99%) Migration
15 19 (10.44%) High Availability
16 16 (8.79%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 78 (42.86%) SQL
2 72 (39.56%) PowerShell
3 20 (10.99%) Python
4 19 (10.44%) C#
5 9 (4.95%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.85%) Java
7 6 (3.30%) C
7 6 (3.30%) PHP
7 6 (3.30%) R
8 5 (2.75%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.20%) Go
9 4 (2.20%) Ruby
9 4 (2.20%) VB
10 3 (1.65%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.65%) VBScript
11 2 (1.10%) C++
11 2 (1.10%) Java 8
11 2 (1.10%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.55%) Perl
12 1 (0.55%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 42 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 34 (18.68%) SC Cleared
3 33 (18.13%) Degree
4 17 (9.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (4.95%) MCSE
6 8 (4.40%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.20%) CCNA
7 4 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.20%) MCITP
8 3 (1.65%) CISSP
8 3 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.65%) MCDBA
9 2 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.10%) CISM
9 2 (1.10%) MCP
9 2 (1.10%) MCSA
10 1 (0.55%) CRISC
10 1 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.55%) MCSD
10 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.95%) QA
2 5 (2.75%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.20%) GxP
3 4 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.65%) NCSC
5 2 (1.10%) COBIT
6 1 (0.55%) GDPR
6 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.55%) NIST
6 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (25.82%) Virtual Machines
2 42 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 35 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (13.19%) Hyper-V
5 12 (6.59%) Docker
6 6 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.30%) VMware NSX
7 4 (2.20%) vCloud
7 4 (2.20%) vSphere
8 3 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.10%) NFS
9 2 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.10%) VMFS
9 2 (1.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (13.74%) Terraform
2 21 (11.54%) Ansible
3 15 (8.24%) SCCM
4 14 (7.69%) Kubernetes
5 11 (6.04%) Single Sign-On
6 10 (5.49%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (5.49%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (5.49%) Puppet
7 8 (4.40%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (2.75%) vRealize
9 4 (2.20%) Nessus
10 3 (1.65%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.65%) vMotion
10 3 (1.65%) WSUS
11 2 (1.10%) Data Guard
11 2 (1.10%) Kibana
11 2 (1.10%) logstash
11 2 (1.10%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.55%) SCOM
12 1 (0.55%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 115 (63.19%) Microsoft
2 39 (21.43%) VMware
3 19 (10.44%) Oracle
4 14 (7.69%) Google
5 13 (7.14%) Informatica
6 10 (5.49%) Cisco
6 10 (5.49%) Citrix
6 10 (5.49%) Workday
7 7 (3.85%) Qualys
8 6 (3.30%) HP
9 5 (2.75%) Databricks
10 4 (2.20%) IBM
10 4 (2.20%) SolarWinds
10 4 (2.20%) Splunk
11 3 (1.65%) ArcSight
11 3 (1.65%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.65%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.65%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.65%) Symantec
11 3 (1.65%) Trend Micro