Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 190 221
Rank change year-on-year +16 +31 +98
Contract jobs citing IaaS 238 199 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.45% 1.22% 1.01%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.00% 7.42% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 133 133
South East median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +38.89%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £363
90th Percentile £600 £594 £673
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £50.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year - +44.93% -1.43%

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 3,402 2,681 1,951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.68% 16.48% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,171 1,692 1,259
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £303 £263 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £488 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +3.72% +4.44% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 35
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -15.86% +22.56%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.13 £12.75
90th Percentile £82.40 £41.01 £56.75
England median hourly rate £17.55 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.25% +5.26% -18.72%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +32 112 £450 -3.23% 24
Hampshire -6 76 £488 +13.37% 7
Berkshire +28 74 £450 -13.67% 11
Surrey -18 31 £450 -11.11% 7
Buckinghamshire +17 24 £425 -5.56% 6
Oxfordshire +13 14 £550 +48.65% 7
West Sussex -7 11 £343 -47.81% 3
Kent +6 2 £450 -30.77% 5
Middlesex +6 1 £650 +19.27%
East Sussex -2 1 - -
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 174 (73.11%) PaaS
2 131 (55.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 122 (51.26%) Windows
4 91 (38.24%) Linux
5 79 (33.19%) DevOps
6 74 (31.09%) VMware
7 66 (27.73%) Microsoft
8 60 (25.21%) Amazon AWS
8 60 (25.21%) SaaS
9 53 (22.27%) Agile Software Development
10 51 (21.43%) Jenkins
11 46 (19.33%) Windows Server
12 42 (17.65%) Firewall
13 41 (17.23%) Active Directory
14 39 (16.39%) Security Cleared
15 38 (15.97%) Git (software)
16 36 (15.13%) Office 365
17 34 (14.29%) SC Cleared
17 34 (14.29%) ITIL
18 33 (13.87%) SQL
18 33 (13.87%) VMware Infrastructure
19 32 (13.45%) Service Management
20 31 (13.03%) Oracle
20 31 (13.03%) PowerShell
21 30 (12.61%) Puppet
22 29 (12.18%) Unix
23 28 (11.76%) Citrix
23 28 (11.76%) Windows 10
24 27 (11.34%) Opscode Chef
25 26 (10.92%) Windows Server 2012

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 20 (8.40%) OpenStack
2 16 (6.72%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.20%) Confluence
3 10 (4.20%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.52%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.68%) Totara
6 3 (1.26%) CMS
6 3 (1.26%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.42%) Apache
8 1 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.42%) JBoss
8 1 (0.42%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.42%) nginx
8 1 (0.42%) OpenROAD
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.26%) Chatbot
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 174 (73.11%) PaaS
2 131 (55.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (25.21%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (25.21%) SaaS
4 36 (15.13%) Office 365
5 16 (6.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (3.78%) OpenShift
7 8 (3.36%) Boomi
8 6 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (2.10%) Serverless
10 4 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (1.26%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.84%) GitHub
12 2 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.42%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.42%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 42 (17.65%) Firewall
2 19 (7.98%) SAN
3 16 (6.72%) NetScaler
4 14 (5.88%) DNS
5 12 (5.04%) Network Security
6 8 (3.36%) DHCP
7 7 (2.94%) Skype
7 7 (2.94%) WAN
8 5 (2.10%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (2.10%) LAN
8 5 (2.10%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (2.10%) VPN
9 4 (1.68%) SSL
9 4 (1.68%) Wireless
10 3 (1.26%) DAB
10 3 (1.26%) HTTP
11 2 (0.84%) 3G
11 2 (0.84%) BGP
11 2 (0.84%) IPv4
11 2 (0.84%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.98%) MongoDB
2 12 (5.04%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.78%) SQL Server
4 8 (3.36%) NuoDB
4 8 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.36%) Redis
5 4 (1.68%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.26%) Big Data
6 3 (1.26%) CouchDB
6 3 (1.26%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.26%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (1.26%) Power BI
6 3 (1.26%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.26%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.42%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 51 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 38 (15.97%) Git (software)
3 15 (6.30%) Visual Studio
4 13 (5.46%) Octopus Deploy
4 13 (5.46%) Visual Studio Team System
5 11 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (3.78%) JIRA
6 9 (3.78%) Selenium
7 8 (3.36%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.68%) MSBuild
10 3 (1.26%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.84%) GitLab
11 2 (0.84%) Maven
11 2 (0.84%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.42%) Ant
12 1 (0.42%) JMeter
12 1 (0.42%) JUnit
12 1 (0.42%) NUnit
12 1 (0.42%) Subversion
General
1 13 (5.46%) Finance
2 12 (5.04%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.52%) Billing
4 3 (1.26%) Banking
5 2 (0.84%) Advertising
5 2 (0.84%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.42%) French Language
6 1 (0.42%) Games
6 1 (0.42%) German Language
6 1 (0.42%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.42%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.42%) Law
6 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 62 (26.05%) Architect
2 25 (10.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 24 (10.08%) Azure Engineer
3 24 (10.08%) Infrastructure Architect
4 19 (7.98%) Developer
5 16 (6.72%) Automation Engineer
6 14 (5.88%) Azure Architect
6 14 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
6 14 (5.88%) Consultant
6 14 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (5.04%) Designer
7 12 (5.04%) Solutions Designer
8 11 (4.62%) Azure DevOps
9 10 (4.20%) Azure Consultant
9 10 (4.20%) Azure Developer
9 10 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (4.20%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.78%) DBA
10 9 (3.78%) Team Leader
11 8 (3.36%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.92%) JSON
2 15 (6.30%) Middleware
3 12 (5.04%) RabbitMQ
4 9 (3.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 9 (3.78%) REST
4 9 (3.78%) SOAP
5 8 (3.36%) .NET
6 6 (2.52%) Kafka
6 6 (2.52%) RESTful
7 5 (2.10%) Web Services
8 4 (1.68%) .NET Core
8 4 (1.68%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.68%) CSS
8 4 (1.68%) React
9 3 (1.26%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.26%) HTML
9 3 (1.26%) HTML5
9 3 (1.26%) Redux
9 3 (1.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.82%) Public Cloud
2 18 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
3 17 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 14 (5.88%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.78%) Replication
6 7 (2.94%) Clustering
6 7 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.10%) Cloud Native
7 5 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.10%) PKI
8 4 (1.68%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.68%) User Experience
9 3 (1.26%) CMDB
9 3 (1.26%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.84%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.84%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.42%) Blog
11 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.42%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 122 (51.26%) Windows
2 91 (38.24%) Linux
3 46 (19.33%) Windows Server
4 29 (12.18%) Unix
5 28 (11.76%) Windows 10
6 26 (10.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (8.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (5.88%) AIX
8 14 (5.88%) Windows XP
9 10 (4.20%) OpenVMS
10 7 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.68%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.26%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.26%) VMS
13 3 (1.26%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.84%) CentOS
15 1 (0.42%) Android
15 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (33.19%) DevOps
2 53 (22.27%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (14.29%) ITIL
4 32 (13.45%) Service Management
5 24 (10.08%) Continuous Delivery
6 23 (9.66%) Scrum
7 20 (8.40%) Migration
8 18 (7.56%) Collaborative Working
8 18 (7.56%) TOGAF
9 17 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (6.30%) Load Balancing
11 15 (6.30%) Network Design
12 14 (5.88%) Configuration Management
12 14 (5.88%) User Stories
13 13 (5.46%) ERP
13 13 (5.46%) Task Automation
13 13 (5.46%) Test Automation
13 13 (5.46%) Waterfall
14 10 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 33 (13.87%) SQL
2 31 (13.03%) PowerShell
3 14 (5.88%) C#
4 13 (5.46%) Ruby
5 10 (4.20%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.78%) Python
7 7 (2.94%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.68%) Java
9 3 (1.26%) F#
9 3 (1.26%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.84%) C
10 2 (0.84%) Java 8
11 1 (0.42%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.42%) Perl
11 1 (0.42%) PHP
11 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (16.39%) Security Cleared
2 34 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.78%) Degree
4 7 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (2.10%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (2.10%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.26%) MCSE
7 2 (0.84%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.84%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.84%) MBA
7 2 (0.84%) MCITP
7 2 (0.84%) PhD
7 2 (0.84%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.42%) CISA
8 1 (0.42%) CISM
8 1 (0.42%) CISSP
8 1 (0.42%) MCP
8 1 (0.42%) MCSA
8 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.94%) Government Security Classifications
2 4 (1.68%) GDPR
3 3 (1.26%) QA
4 2 (0.84%) SLA
5 1 (0.42%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.42%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.42%) PMO
5 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (17.23%) Active Directory
2 33 (13.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (9.66%) Hyper-V
4 15 (6.30%) Docker
5 14 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
5 14 (5.88%) XenApp
6 12 (5.04%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (4.62%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (3.36%) VMware Workstation
8 8 (3.36%) XenDesktop
9 6 (2.52%) KVM
9 6 (2.52%) XenServer
10 2 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.84%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.84%) vSphere
11 1 (0.42%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 30 (12.61%) Puppet
2 27 (11.34%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (10.08%) Ansible
4 23 (9.66%) Terraform
5 14 (5.88%) Data Guard
6 12 (5.04%) CloudForms
6 12 (5.04%) SCOrch
7 11 (4.62%) Kubernetes
8 9 (3.78%) SCCM
9 5 (2.10%) SCOM
10 3 (1.26%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.84%) Nagios
11 2 (0.84%) Netcool
11 2 (0.84%) NSN NetAct
11 2 (0.84%) OpenView
11 2 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.84%) TeMIP
12 1 (0.42%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 1 (0.42%) SCDPM
12 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 74 (31.09%) VMware
2 66 (27.73%) Microsoft
3 31 (13.03%) Oracle
4 28 (11.76%) Citrix
5 24 (10.08%) Red Hat
6 23 (9.66%) IBM
7 21 (8.82%) HP
8 16 (6.72%) Cisco
9 14 (5.88%) 3PAR
10 13 (5.46%) ServiceNow
11 11 (4.62%) SAP
12 9 (3.78%) CA
12 9 (3.78%) Google
12 9 (3.78%) Sitecore
13 8 (3.36%) BMC
13 8 (3.36%) Dell
13 8 (3.36%) ForgeRock
14 6 (2.52%) Remedy
15 5 (2.10%) SolarWinds
16 4 (1.68%) NetApp