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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
England / South East
Rank 166 151 246
Rank change year-on-year -15 +95  
Contract jobs citing IaaS 87 117 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.12% 1.27% 0.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.73% 15.12% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 96 16
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £525
% change year-on-year +5.55% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year +194.11% -  

IaaS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 894 774 449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.47% 8.39% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 495 272
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 30
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.56% -16.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.70 £47.50 £35.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.92% -13.35%  

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing IaaS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -14 50 £475 +5.55% 2
Berkshire +34 12 £463 -17.41% 5
Buckinghamshire -2 11 £550 - 1
Oxfordshire -3 8 £463 +11.44% 5
Surrey -3 3 - - 2
West Sussex +2 2 - - 1
IaaS
England

IaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 176 (74.58%) PaaS
2 119 (50.42%) VMware
3 111 (47.03%) ITIL
4 95 (40.25%) Service Management
5 93 (39.41%) Windows
6 78 (33.05%) Linux
7 75 (31.78%) Microsoft Azure
8 70 (29.66%) Security Cleared
9 68 (28.81%) SC Cleared
10 66 (27.97%) Microsoft
11 50 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
12 41 (17.37%) Service Design
13 38 (16.10%) VMware Infrastructure
13 38 (16.10%) CA
14 34 (14.41%) Scrum
15 33 (13.98%) Configuration Management
15 33 (13.98%) User Stories
16 31 (13.14%) Migration
17 30 (12.71%) Cisco
17 30 (12.71%) SQL
17 30 (12.71%) CMDB
18 29 (12.29%) Amazon AWS
18 29 (12.29%) Puppet
19 28 (11.86%) Data Centre
20 27 (11.44%) SQL Server
20 27 (11.44%) Web Services
21 26 (11.02%) Workflow
22 24 (10.17%) SOAP
22 24 (10.17%) DevOps
22 24 (10.17%) Root Cause Analysis

IaaS
Top Related 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 21 (8.90%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.81%) OpenStack
3 8 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (2.97%) IIS
5 5 (2.12%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.12%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.27%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.85%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.42%) Apache
8 1 (0.42%) CMS
8 1 (0.42%) phpBB
8 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.97%) MS Office
3 2 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.42%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (7.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 176 (74.58%) PaaS
2 75 (31.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (12.29%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (8.90%) SaaS
5 15 (6.36%) Office 365
6 8 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (2.54%) Boomi
7 6 (2.54%) OpenShift
8 5 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.85%) GitHub
9 2 (0.85%) iPaaS
9 2 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.42%) iTunes
10 1 (0.42%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.20%) Firewall
2 13 (5.51%) LAN
2 13 (5.51%) WAN
3 9 (3.81%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (2.97%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (2.54%) MPLS
6 5 (2.12%) NetScaler
7 4 (1.69%) DNS
7 4 (1.69%) Network Security
8 3 (1.27%) DHCP
8 3 (1.27%) Internet
8 3 (1.27%) Skype
9 2 (0.85%) VPN
10 1 (0.42%) ATM
10 1 (0.42%) HTTP
10 1 (0.42%) LDAP
10 1 (0.42%) SAN
10 1 (0.42%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.44%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (5.08%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.97%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.12%) MySQL
5 5 (2.12%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (1.69%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.85%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.42%) Big Data
9 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (9.32%) Git (software)
2 16 (6.78%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.54%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (2.12%) Moq
4 5 (2.12%) MSTest
4 5 (2.12%) Selenium
4 5 (2.12%) webpack
5 4 (1.69%) NuGet
5 4 (1.69%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.27%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.42%) Ant
7 1 (0.42%) Grunt
7 1 (0.42%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.42%) JIRA
7 1 (0.42%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.42%) Maven
7 1 (0.42%) Mocha
7 1 (0.42%) PhantomJS
7 1 (0.42%) Subversion
General
1 13 (5.51%) Finance
2 6 (2.54%) Aerospace
3 5 (2.12%) Advertising
3 5 (2.12%) Publishing
4 3 (1.27%) Back Office
5 1 (0.42%) Electronics
5 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.42%) Marketing
5 1 (0.42%) Military
5 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (18.22%) Architect
2 21 (8.90%) Consultant
3 15 (6.36%) Automation Engineer
4 14 (5.93%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (5.51%) Developer
6 12 (5.08%) Cloud Architect
7 11 (4.66%) Azure Architect
8 10 (4.24%) .NET Developer
8 10 (4.24%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (3.39%) Engineering Manager
9 8 (3.39%) Systems Engineering Manager
9 8 (3.39%) Systems Manager
10 7 (2.97%) Business Analyst
11 6 (2.54%) Analyst
11 6 (2.54%) Azure Consultant
11 6 (2.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (2.54%) Integration Developer
11 6 (2.54%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.54%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (2.54%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.44%) Web Services
2 24 (10.17%) SOAP
3 23 (9.75%) RESTful
4 13 (5.51%) .NET
5 11 (4.66%) WCF
6 6 (2.54%) Ajax
6 6 (2.54%) OpenID
7 5 (2.12%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.12%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.12%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (2.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 5 (2.12%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (2.12%) Middleware
7 5 (2.12%) OAuth2
7 5 (2.12%) React
7 5 (2.12%) Redux
7 5 (2.12%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (1.69%) XML
8 4 (1.69%) XML-RPC
9 3 (1.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.71%) CMDB
2 28 (11.86%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.93%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.97%) Taxonomies
5 5 (2.12%) FlexPod
6 4 (1.69%) User Experience
7 3 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.27%) PKI
7 3 (1.27%) PMI
8 2 (0.85%) Clustering
8 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.85%) Replication
8 2 (0.85%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.42%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.42%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.42%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.42%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.42%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 93 (39.41%) Windows
2 78 (33.05%) Linux
3 12 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.97%) Unix
6 6 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.69%) CentOS
8 3 (1.27%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.27%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (47.03%) ITIL
2 95 (40.25%) Service Management
3 50 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (17.37%) Service Design
5 34 (14.41%) Scrum
6 33 (13.98%) Configuration Management
6 33 (13.98%) User Stories
7 31 (13.14%) Migration
8 26 (11.02%) Workflow
9 24 (10.17%) DevOps
9 24 (10.17%) Root Cause Analysis
10 23 (9.75%) CRM
10 23 (9.75%) ITIL V3
11 20 (8.47%) ETL
12 18 (7.63%) ERP
13 17 (7.20%) Knowledge Management
14 16 (6.78%) Analytics
14 16 (6.78%) High Availability
14 16 (6.78%) Release Management
14 16 (6.78%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.71%) SQL
2 15 (6.36%) JavaScript
3 12 (5.08%) Ruby
4 11 (4.66%) Python
5 10 (4.24%) PowerShell
6 7 (2.97%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.97%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.54%) C#
7 6 (2.54%) Perl
7 6 (2.54%) TypeScript
8 5 (2.12%) ES6
8 5 (2.12%) Java
8 5 (2.12%) VB
9 4 (1.69%) F#
10 3 (1.27%) C
11 1 (0.42%) PHP
11 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (29.66%) Security Cleared
2 68 (28.81%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.66%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.97%) MCSE
4 7 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.69%) PMP
6 4 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.27%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.85%) Degree
8 2 (0.85%) MCITP
8 2 (0.85%) MCP
8 2 (0.85%) MCSA
9 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.08%) SLA
2 10 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.85%) PMO
4 1 (0.42%) COBIT
4 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.42%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.42%) ISO19770
System Software
1 38 (16.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (6.78%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.12%) Docker
4 5 (2.12%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.12%) vSphere
5 4 (1.69%) vCloud
6 3 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.85%) UAG
7 2 (0.85%) XenApp
8 1 (0.42%) KVM
8 1 (0.42%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 29 (12.29%) Puppet
2 14 (5.93%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (4.24%) SCCM
4 7 (2.97%) Ansible
4 7 (2.97%) SCOM
5 6 (2.54%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.12%) CA Spectrum
6 5 (2.12%) Terraform
6 5 (2.12%) vRealize
7 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.85%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.42%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.42%) Piwik
9 1 (0.42%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.42%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 119 (50.42%) VMware
2 66 (27.97%) Microsoft
3 38 (16.10%) CA
4 30 (12.71%) Cisco
5 15 (6.36%) BMC
6 11 (4.66%) Oracle
7 9 (3.81%) Citrix
7 9 (3.81%) Remedy
8 8 (3.39%) SolarWinds
9 7 (2.97%) ArcSight
9 7 (2.97%) Intel Security
10 6 (2.54%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.54%) Dell
10 6 (2.54%) HP
10 6 (2.54%) Splunk
10 6 (2.54%) Symantec
11 5 (2.12%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.27%) NetApp
12 3 (1.27%) SAP
13 2 (0.85%) Ariba