Period
to 24 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 99 160 159
Rank change year-on-year +61 -1 +71
Contract jobs citing IaaS 390 255 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.52% 1.52% 1.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.89% 8.11% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 152 160
South East median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £405 £368 £413
90th Percentile £638 £612 £625
England median daily rate £525 £523 £475
% change year-on-year +0.48% +10.00% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £66.00 - -
England median hourly rate £49.75 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +42.14% -30.00% -50.00%

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 3,944 3,146 1,779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.45% 18.77% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,514 1,890 1,124
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £276 £300 £269
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £480 £458
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.92% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 39 23
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.11 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.44% +20.73% -26.83%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.73 £13.25
90th Percentile £63.00 £45.50 £42.55
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.58 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.81% +8.30% -9.52%

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 April 2019.

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
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 April 2019. 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 +58 213 £525 +10.53% 5
Berkshire +62 178 £548 +21.67% 5
Hampshire +6 94 £500 +5.26% 1
Surrey +50 48 £538 -6.52% 2
Oxfordshire +50 24 £538 +39.61%
Kent +18 24 £500 +9.59% 1
Buckinghamshire -23 11 £420 -16.00%
West Sussex +6 4 £700 -3.45%
East Sussex - 3 £438 -
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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.

1 314 (80.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 292 (74.87%) PaaS
3 188 (48.21%) Microsoft
4 137 (35.13%) Windows
5 118 (30.26%) PowerShell
6 116 (29.74%) DevOps
7 104 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
8 102 (26.15%) SaaS
9 101 (25.90%) Amazon AWS
10 91 (23.33%) SQL
11 67 (17.18%) DNS
12 65 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
13 62 (15.90%) Virtual Machines
14 60 (15.38%) Active Directory
14 60 (15.38%) VMware
15 59 (15.13%) Test Automation
15 59 (15.13%) Public Cloud
16 57 (14.62%) Security Cleared
17 56 (14.36%) Continuous Delivery
18 54 (13.85%) Office 365
19 49 (12.56%) Analytics
20 46 (11.79%) SC Cleared
20 46 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
20 46 (11.79%) Firewall
20 46 (11.79%) Windows Server
21 42 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
21 42 (10.77%) Docker
22 41 (10.51%) Linux
22 41 (10.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 40 (10.26%) Visual Studio

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 16 (4.10%) Skype for Business
2 15 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.56%) CMS
3 10 (2.56%) IIS
3 10 (2.56%) OpenStack
3 10 (2.56%) Umbraco
3 10 (2.56%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.28%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.03%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.77%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.51%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.51%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.26%) Apache
8 1 (0.26%) Totara
Applications
1 11 (2.82%) Chatbot
1 11 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 314 (80.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 292 (74.87%) PaaS
3 102 (26.15%) SaaS
4 101 (25.90%) Amazon AWS
5 54 (13.85%) Office 365
6 27 (6.92%) Azure Active Directory
7 20 (5.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 17 (4.36%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (3.59%) Serverless
11 10 (2.56%) Loggly
12 9 (2.31%) Apigee
12 9 (2.31%) OpenShift
13 8 (2.05%) Amazon S3
13 8 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
14 7 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
15 6 (1.54%) Boomi
16 4 (1.03%) npm
16 4 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (17.18%) DNS
2 46 (11.79%) Firewall
3 22 (5.64%) Skype
4 19 (4.87%) DHCP
5 18 (4.62%) VSAN
6 16 (4.10%) VPN
7 14 (3.59%) VLAN
8 13 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
8 13 (3.33%) iSCSI
9 12 (3.08%) Internet
10 10 (2.56%) Network Security
11 9 (2.31%) SSL
12 8 (2.05%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (2.05%) SAN
13 7 (1.79%) NAS
14 6 (1.54%) Cisco ISE
15 5 (1.28%) NetScaler
15 5 (1.28%) Reverse Proxy
15 5 (1.28%) TCP/IP
16 4 (1.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.49%) SQL Server
2 36 (9.23%) Data Lake
3 26 (6.67%) Power BI
4 25 (6.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (6.15%) HDInsight
6 18 (4.62%) Redis
7 16 (4.10%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (2.82%) Big Data
9 10 (2.56%) Oracle Database
9 10 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
10 8 (2.05%) MySQL
11 7 (1.79%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.54%) MongoDB
13 5 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (1.28%) NoSQL
13 5 (1.28%) Relational Database
14 3 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
15 2 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
15 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 65 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
2 40 (10.26%) Visual Studio
3 34 (8.72%) Jenkins
4 25 (6.41%) Git (software)
5 15 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
6 14 (3.59%) TeamCity
7 11 (2.82%) Bower
7 11 (2.82%) SpecFlow
7 11 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (2.56%) Babel
8 10 (2.56%) JMeter
8 10 (2.56%) webpack
9 9 (2.31%) gulp
9 9 (2.31%) Jasmine
10 7 (1.79%) Grunt
11 5 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.28%) Selenium
11 5 (1.28%) SonarQube
12 4 (1.03%) JIRA
13 3 (0.77%) Maven
General
1 36 (9.23%) Finance
2 29 (7.44%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.90%) Billing
4 14 (3.59%) Marketing
5 10 (2.56%) Electronics
5 10 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.77%) Legal
8 2 (0.51%) Banking
8 2 (0.51%) Law
8 2 (0.51%) Military
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 88 (22.56%) Architect
2 79 (20.26%) Azure Engineer
3 65 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 53 (13.59%) Consultant
5 48 (12.31%) Cloud Engineer
6 45 (11.54%) Azure DevOps
7 36 (9.23%) Developer
8 32 (8.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 30 (7.69%) Azure Architect
10 26 (6.67%) Azure Consultant
11 21 (5.38%) Solutions Architect
12 19 (4.87%) AWS Engineer
13 18 (4.62%) Designer
14 17 (4.36%) Cloud Architect
14 17 (4.36%) Support Engineer
15 16 (4.10%) .NET Developer
16 15 (3.85%) Senior Developer
16 15 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
17 14 (3.59%) Infrastructure Architect
18 13 (3.33%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.72%) .NET
2 31 (7.95%) JSON
3 19 (4.87%) .NET Core
3 19 (4.87%) Swagger
4 18 (4.62%) ASP.NET
4 18 (4.62%) RESTful
5 17 (4.36%) HTML
5 17 (4.36%) Node.js
6 16 (4.10%) HTML5
6 16 (4.10%) jQuery
6 16 (4.10%) Web Services
7 13 (3.33%) Middleware
7 13 (3.33%) XML
8 12 (3.08%) .NET Framework
8 12 (3.08%) React
8 12 (3.08%) SOAP
9 11 (2.82%) AngularJS
10 10 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (2.56%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 59 (15.13%) Public Cloud
2 31 (7.95%) Hybrid Cloud
3 15 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 15 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.33%) Clustering
4 13 (3.33%) Private Cloud
5 10 (2.56%) DataPower
6 8 (2.05%) Blog
6 8 (2.05%) Replication
7 7 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.28%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.28%) PKI
8 5 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.03%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.77%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.77%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.77%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 137 (35.13%) Windows
2 46 (11.79%) Windows Server
3 41 (10.51%) Linux
4 23 (5.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (5.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (4.10%) Unix
6 13 (3.33%) AIX
7 12 (3.08%) VMS
7 12 (3.08%) Windows 10
8 9 (2.31%) CentOS
9 6 (1.54%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.03%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (29.74%) DevOps
2 104 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (15.13%) Test Automation
4 56 (14.36%) Continuous Delivery
5 49 (12.56%) Analytics
6 46 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (10.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 38 (9.74%) Scrum
9 37 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
9 37 (9.49%) ITIL
10 36 (9.23%) Service Management
11 34 (8.72%) Migration
12 31 (7.95%) Data Management
13 30 (7.69%) Data Protection
13 30 (7.69%) IT Strategy
14 29 (7.44%) TOGAF
15 28 (7.18%) Enterprise Architecture
15 28 (7.18%) Problem-Solving
16 26 (6.67%) Security Testing
17 22 (5.64%) Data-Driven Testing
Programming Languages
1 118 (30.26%) PowerShell
2 91 (23.33%) SQL
3 39 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 33 (8.46%) C#
5 31 (7.95%) Python
6 29 (7.44%) Java
7 16 (4.10%) Bash Shell
8 9 (2.31%) R
9 5 (1.28%) C
10 4 (1.03%) Go
11 3 (0.77%) C++
11 3 (0.77%) Ruby
11 3 (0.77%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.51%) Groovy
12 2 (0.51%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.26%) F#
13 1 (0.26%) Perl
13 1 (0.26%) PHP
13 1 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 57 (14.62%) Security Cleared
2 46 (11.79%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.08%) MCSE
5 10 (2.56%) AWS Certification
6 9 (2.31%) Degree
7 8 (2.05%) CISSP
8 7 (1.79%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.28%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.77%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.77%) MCSA
12 2 (0.51%) CCIE
12 2 (0.51%) CCNA
12 2 (0.51%) CISM
12 2 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.51%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.62%) QA
2 10 (2.56%) GDPR
2 10 (2.56%) SLA
3 7 (1.79%) WCAG
4 4 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.77%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.51%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.51%) PMO
7 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 62 (15.90%) Virtual Machines
2 60 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 42 (10.77%) Docker
3 42 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (6.41%) XenApp
5 23 (5.90%) vSphere
6 18 (4.62%) Hyper-V
7 17 (4.36%) VMware NSX
8 14 (3.59%) XenDesktop
9 13 (3.33%) NFS
9 13 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (2.82%) Oracle RAC
11 10 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (1.28%) vCloud
13 4 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.26%) HDFS
14 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (6.92%) Ansible
2 26 (6.67%) Terraform
3 22 (5.64%) Kubernetes
4 21 (5.38%) SCCM
5 19 (4.87%) vCenter Server
6 18 (4.62%) Puppet
7 16 (4.10%) vRealize
8 14 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
9 13 (3.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 11 (2.82%) SCOM
11 10 (2.56%) Data Guard
12 9 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
13 7 (1.79%) WSUS
14 6 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
15 3 (0.77%) NetBackup
16 2 (0.51%) Mesos
16 2 (0.51%) SCDPM
17 1 (0.26%) Graylog
17 1 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 188 (48.21%) Microsoft
2 60 (15.38%) VMware
3 32 (8.21%) Citrix
4 24 (6.15%) SAP
5 23 (5.90%) Oracle
6 22 (5.64%) Dell
7 20 (5.13%) Google
8 14 (3.59%) Cisco
8 14 (3.59%) EMC
8 14 (3.59%) Red Hat
9 13 (3.33%) IBM
10 12 (3.08%) ServiceNow
11 10 (2.56%) New Relic
11 10 (2.56%) Xamarin
12 7 (1.79%) SolarWinds
12 7 (1.79%) Symantec
13 6 (1.54%) HP
13 6 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (1.28%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.03%) webMethods