Period
to 22 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Infrastructure as Code skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Infrastructure as Code over the 6 months to 22 October 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 Code (IaC)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 112 222 316
Rank change year-on-year +110 +94 +21
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure as Code 56 126 75
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.58% 0.92% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.06% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 98 51
Median daily rate £510 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.27% +10.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £413 £329 £385
90th Percentile £663 £702 £660
England median daily rate £520 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -9.57% +4.55% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

Infrastructure as Code is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,041 11,941 14,289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.71% 86.77% 86.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,802 7,054 8,577
Median daily rate £460 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £275
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £470
% change year-on-year - +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 492 505
Median hourly rate £32.50 £31.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.36% +17.59% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.05 £11.85
90th Percentile £57.50 £71.25 £51.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% +16.67% -15.56%

Infrastructure as Code
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Infrastructure as Code as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure as Code in the South East

Infrastructure as Code
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure as Code in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure as Code in the South East

Infrastructure as Code
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure as Code in the South East over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure as Code in the South East

Infrastructure as Code
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 Infrastructure as Code within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
Hampshire +93 33 £510 +7.37% 6
Thames Valley +73 7 £463 -15.91% 15
West Sussex +42 6 £500 -2.91%
East Sussex +26 4 £675 -1.82% 4
Surrey +65 3 £419 -23.86% 7
Berkshire +48 3 £500 -9.09% 7
Oxfordshire +43 3 £464 -13.72% 5
Kent +31 2 £363 -42.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +50 1 £425 -27.66% 3
Infrastructure as Code
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure as Code 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 Infrastructure as Code.

1 48 (85.71%) Terraform
2 45 (80.36%) DevOps
3 37 (66.07%) Docker
4 36 (64.29%) Kubernetes
4 36 (64.29%) PowerShell
5 34 (60.71%) Linux
6 31 (55.36%) Windows
6 31 (55.36%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (55.36%) Jenkins
7 29 (51.79%) Ansible
7 29 (51.79%) Git (software)
7 29 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 26 (46.43%) GitHub
9 26 (46.43%) Firewall
9 26 (46.43%) VMware
9 26 (46.43%) Packer
10 25 (44.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 24 (42.86%) JIRA
11 24 (42.86%) Windows Server
12 22 (39.29%) Continuous Delivery
12 22 (39.29%) Opscode Chef
12 22 (39.29%) Windows Server 2016
12 22 (39.29%) Atlassian
12 22 (39.29%) CentOS
12 22 (39.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (39.29%) Puppet
12 22 (39.29%) vSphere
12 22 (39.29%) Configuration Management
13 21 (37.50%) AWS

Infrastructure as Code
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 (10.71%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.36%) Confluence
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) OpenWhisk
Cloud Services
1 26 (46.43%) GitHub
2 21 (37.50%) AWS
3 20 (35.71%) Azure
4 14 (25.00%) Serverless
5 13 (23.21%) AWS Lambda
6 10 (17.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (12.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (12.50%) Amazon SQS
7 7 (12.50%) PaaS
8 6 (10.71%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (10.71%) Amazon ECS
8 6 (10.71%) Amazon S3
8 6 (10.71%) AWS CloudTrail
8 6 (10.71%) AWS CodePipeline
8 6 (10.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (8.93%) AWS CodeBuild
10 3 (5.36%) Amazon Glacier
10 3 (5.36%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 3 (5.36%) AWS CodeDeploy
10 3 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 26 (46.43%) Firewall
2 21 (37.50%) Reverse Proxy
2 21 (37.50%) VLAN
3 11 (19.64%) SNMP
4 2 (3.57%) IPsec
4 2 (3.57%) MPLS
4 2 (3.57%) VPN
4 2 (3.57%) WAN
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (1.79%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (1.79%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (5.36%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.79%) Power BI
3 1 (1.79%) Redis
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (55.36%) Jenkins
2 29 (51.79%) Git (software)
3 28 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 24 (42.86%) JIRA
5 21 (37.50%) GitLab
6 7 (12.50%) TeamCity
7 6 (10.71%) Spinnaker
8 3 (5.36%) ReSharper
8 3 (5.36%) Selenium
9 2 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.79%) JMeter
10 1 (1.79%) Subversion
10 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 4 (7.14%) Public Sector
2 2 (3.57%) Electronics
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.57%) Marketing
2 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (66.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (14.29%) Architect
2 8 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) AWS DevOps
3 7 (12.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Cloud Architect
4 6 (10.71%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Azure DevOps
6 4 (7.14%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) AWS Architect
7 3 (5.36%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.57%) Azure Architect
8 2 (3.57%) DevOps Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 1 (1.79%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.36%) RESTful
2 15 (26.79%) REST
3 11 (19.64%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (19.64%) gRPC
3 11 (19.64%) Swagger
3 11 (19.64%) Web Services
4 10 (17.86%) .NET
5 7 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 6 (10.71%) Node.js
7 5 (8.93%) Lambda Expressions
8 2 (3.57%) .NET Core
8 2 (3.57%) JSON
8 2 (3.57%) YAML
9 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.79%) Dapper ORM
9 1 (1.79%) Entity Framework
9 1 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Cloud Native
2 4 (7.14%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) PKI
4 1 (1.79%) Replication
4 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (60.71%) Linux
2 31 (55.36%) Windows
3 24 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 22 (39.29%) CentOS
4 22 (39.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (39.29%) Windows Server 2016
5 21 (37.50%) Windows 10
6 6 (10.71%) Unix
7 3 (5.36%) Debian
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (80.36%) DevOps
2 31 (55.36%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (39.29%) Configuration Management
4 22 (39.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 21 (37.50%) Continuous Deployment
6 17 (30.36%) Microservices
7 13 (23.21%) Systems Engineering
8 9 (16.07%) Scrum
9 7 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
9 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 7 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 6 (10.71%) Immutable Infrastructure
10 6 (10.71%) Migration
10 6 (10.71%) Observability
11 5 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 5 (8.93%) Kanban
12 4 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 36 (64.29%) PowerShell
2 19 (33.93%) Bash Shell
3 17 (30.36%) C#
3 17 (30.36%) Go
4 14 (25.00%) Python
5 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 6 (10.71%) Java
6 6 (10.71%) Ruby
6 6 (10.71%) Scala
6 6 (10.71%) SQL
7 5 (8.93%) Java 8
8 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 20 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) AWS Certification
3 3 (5.36%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.57%) CCNP
4 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) NIST
System Software
1 37 (66.07%) Docker
2 25 (44.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (39.29%) vSphere
4 6 (10.71%) Active Directory
4 6 (10.71%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.79%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 48 (85.71%) Terraform
2 36 (64.29%) Kubernetes
3 29 (51.79%) Ansible
4 26 (46.43%) Packer
5 22 (39.29%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (39.29%) Puppet
6 15 (26.79%) Prometheus
7 12 (21.43%) Grafana
8 11 (19.64%) ZABBIX
9 3 (5.36%) Kibana
10 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (1.79%) Nagios
10 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (1.79%) SCCM
10 1 (1.79%) SCOM
10 1 (1.79%) vRealize
Vendors
1 26 (46.43%) VMware
2 22 (39.29%) Atlassian
3 11 (19.64%) Dell
3 11 (19.64%) EMC
3 11 (19.64%) Splunk
4 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.36%) CheckPoint
5 3 (5.36%) Cisco
5 3 (5.36%) Juniper
5 3 (5.36%) Oracle
6 2 (3.57%) Palo Alto
6 2 (3.57%) SAP
7 1 (1.79%) Gemalto
7 1 (1.79%) Google
7 1 (1.79%) McAfee
7 1 (1.79%) New Relic
7 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.79%) SolarWinds