Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 128 92 170
Rank change year-on-year -36 +78 +19
Contract jobs citing IaaS 112 389 237
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.53% 2.61% 1.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.87% 9.75% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 248 145
Median daily rate £530 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £436 £379 £375
90th Percentile £675 £638 £609
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 £82.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.03% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £80.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -56.25% +77.78% -10.00%

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 1,907 3,988 3,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.10% 26.81% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,260 2,586 2,031
Median daily rate £465 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £225 £300 £300
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 63 39
Median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £18.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +65.70% +9.73%
10th Percentile £16.13 £13.37 £11.10
90th Percentile £47.00 £78.57 £37.50
Median hourly rate £30.00 £21.16 £20.00
% change year-on-year +41.78% +5.80% +5.49%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -31 64 £520 -0.95% 6
Berkshire -10 58 £520 -0.95% 2
Hampshire +6 27 £575 +15.00% 8
Surrey +34 9 £550 +10.00%
Kent +1 6 £685 +37.00% 2
West Sussex +27 4 £600 -14.29%
Buckinghamshire +21 4 £510 +21.43%
East Sussex +29 3 £625 +42.69% 3
Oxfordshire +8 2 - - 4
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 99 (88.39%) PaaS
2 94 (83.93%) Azure
3 70 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 66 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (58.04%) Windows
6 64 (57.14%) DevOps
7 50 (44.64%) SQL
8 49 (43.75%) Analytics
9 48 (42.86%) Data Management
10 46 (41.07%) Visual Studio
10 46 (41.07%) Virtual Machines
11 45 (40.18%) HDInsight
12 43 (38.39%) Power Platform
12 43 (38.39%) Business Intelligence
12 43 (38.39%) PowerShell
13 42 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 42 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
14 41 (36.61%) Data Lake
14 41 (36.61%) Power BI
15 39 (34.82%) Continuous Delivery
15 39 (34.82%) Test Automation
16 38 (33.93%) Security Testing
16 38 (33.93%) Data-Driven Testing
17 35 (31.25%) Scrum
18 34 (30.36%) Infrastructure as Code
19 32 (28.57%) AWS
20 31 (27.68%) Informatica
21 29 (25.89%) Project Delivery
22 28 (25.00%) SaaS
23 22 (19.64%) Public Cloud

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 6 (5.36%) CMS
2 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.89%) Confluence
3 1 (0.89%) Drupal
3 1 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.89%) IIS
3 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Chatbot
1 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.89%) Maya
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.89%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 99 (88.39%) PaaS
2 94 (83.93%) Azure
3 43 (38.39%) Power Platform
4 32 (28.57%) AWS
5 28 (25.00%) SaaS
6 7 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (5.36%) Serverless
8 5 (4.46%) Office 365
9 4 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (2.68%) Azure Functions
10 3 (2.68%) GCP
11 2 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.79%) Apigee
11 2 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.89%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.89%) Logic Apps
12 1 (0.89%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.25%) Firewall
2 5 (4.46%) DNS
2 5 (4.46%) LAN
2 5 (4.46%) WAN
3 3 (2.68%) DHCP
3 3 (2.68%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.79%) 5G
4 2 (1.79%) SAN
4 2 (1.79%) Skype
4 2 (1.79%) VPN
4 2 (1.79%) Wireless
5 1 (0.89%) 802.11
5 1 (0.89%) FTP
5 1 (0.89%) HTTP
5 1 (0.89%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.89%) ICMP
5 1 (0.89%) IPsec
5 1 (0.89%) MPLS
5 1 (0.89%) SSL
5 1 (0.89%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (40.18%) HDInsight
2 42 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 41 (36.61%) Data Lake
3 41 (36.61%) Power BI
4 11 (9.82%) Hadoop
5 7 (6.25%) Big Data
5 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.57%) Geospatial Data
6 4 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.68%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.89%) Redis
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 46 (41.07%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.36%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.79%) GitLab
4 2 (1.79%) JIRA
4 2 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.89%) Postman
5 1 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (8.04%) Finance
2 4 (3.57%) Public Sector
2 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.68%) Banking
3 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.89%) Law
4 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (41.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 34 (30.36%) Architect
3 17 (15.18%) Azure Engineer
3 17 (15.18%) Solutions Architect
4 14 (12.50%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 11 (9.82%) Technical Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) Azure DevOps
6 7 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
7 6 (5.36%) Azure Architect
7 6 (5.36%) Developer
8 5 (4.46%) Data Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Hadoop Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 4 (3.57%) Security Architect
10 3 (2.68%) PowerShell Engineer
11 2 (1.79%) Cloud Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.04%) .NET
2 5 (4.46%) AngularJS
2 5 (4.46%) Web Services
3 3 (2.68%) .NET Core
3 3 (2.68%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.68%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (1.79%) HTML
4 2 (1.79%) HTML5
4 2 (1.79%) JSON
4 2 (1.79%) Node.js
4 2 (1.79%) React
4 2 (1.79%) SAML
4 2 (1.79%) SOAP
4 2 (1.79%) Vue.js
4 2 (1.79%) WCF
4 2 (1.79%) WinForms
4 2 (1.79%) WPF
4 2 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.64%) Public Cloud
2 5 (4.46%) Cloud Native
3 4 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (3.57%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.68%) Clustering
4 3 (2.68%) Life Science
4 3 (2.68%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.68%) User Experience
5 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.79%) Smart City
6 1 (0.89%) Industry 4.0
6 1 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.89%) PKI
6 1 (0.89%) Replication
6 1 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 65 (58.04%) Windows
2 18 (16.07%) Linux
3 6 (5.36%) Unix
4 5 (4.46%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.68%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.79%) VMS
7 1 (0.89%) Android
7 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.89%) Solaris
7 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (57.14%) DevOps
3 49 (43.75%) Analytics
4 48 (42.86%) Data Management
5 43 (38.39%) Business Intelligence
6 42 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (34.82%) Continuous Delivery
7 39 (34.82%) Test Automation
8 38 (33.93%) Data-Driven Testing
8 38 (33.93%) Security Testing
9 35 (31.25%) Scrum
10 34 (30.36%) Infrastructure as Code
11 29 (25.89%) Project Delivery
12 20 (17.86%) Data Modelling
13 10 (8.93%) ITIL
14 9 (8.04%) Task Automation
14 9 (8.04%) Technical Leadership
15 7 (6.25%) Migration
15 7 (6.25%) SDLC
16 6 (5.36%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 50 (44.64%) SQL
2 43 (38.39%) PowerShell
3 11 (9.82%) Shell Script
4 10 (8.93%) Python
5 6 (5.36%) Java
5 6 (5.36%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.46%) C#
7 3 (2.68%) Go
7 3 (2.68%) Perl
7 3 (2.68%) Ruby
7 3 (2.68%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.79%) C
9 1 (0.89%) Java 8
9 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.89%) VB
9 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.46%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.57%) Degree
4 4 (3.57%) MCSE
5 3 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.79%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.79%) CISSP
6 2 (1.79%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.89%) CISM
7 1 (0.89%) CISMP
7 1 (0.89%) CRISC
7 1 (0.89%) GIAC
7 1 (0.89%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.89%) MCP
7 1 (0.89%) MCSA
7 1 (0.89%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) GxP
1 4 (3.57%) QA
1 4 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.79%) GDPR
2 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (41.07%) Virtual Machines
2 12 (10.71%) Active Directory
3 10 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.36%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.68%) Docker
5 3 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.79%) vSphere
7 1 (0.89%) vCloud
7 1 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (8.04%) Terraform
2 6 (5.36%) Ansible
3 4 (3.57%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.68%) Puppet
4 3 (2.68%) SCCM
5 2 (1.79%) Istio
5 2 (1.79%) Nessus
5 2 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.89%) Kibana
6 1 (0.89%) logstash
6 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.89%) SCOM
6 1 (0.89%) SCSM
6 1 (0.89%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.89%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.89%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.89%) vMotion
6 1 (0.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 31 (27.68%) Informatica
3 12 (10.71%) VMware
4 9 (8.04%) Hortonworks
5 4 (3.57%) Citrix
5 4 (3.57%) Google
5 4 (3.57%) Qualys
6 3 (2.68%) Cisco
6 3 (2.68%) Databricks
6 3 (2.68%) Splunk
7 2 (1.79%) ArcSight
7 2 (1.79%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (1.79%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.79%) CrowdStrike
7 2 (1.79%) CyberArk
7 2 (1.79%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.79%) Symantec
7 2 (1.79%) Trend Micro
8 1 (0.89%) Agnitio
8 1 (0.89%) Aruba