Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 19 November 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 West
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 169 178
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9 +43
Contract jobs citing IaaS 42 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.67% 0.49% 0.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.43% 3.54% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 20
South West median daily rate £433 £438 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.14% -25.53% +76.69%
10th Percentile £325 £323 £374
90th Percentile £599 £501 £1,000
England median daily rate £500 £501 £500
% change year-on-year -0.10% +0.10% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
South West median hourly rate - £50.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +51.52% -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.18 £34.50
% change year-on-year +12.61% +22.26% -

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 West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,225 763 560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.55% 13.71% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 831 513 382
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +14.58%
10th Percentile £263 £190 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £588
England median daily rate £497 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.58% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 16
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.56% +111.29%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.50 £14.01
90th Percentile £187.50 £48.75 £42.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -12.20%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing IaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in the South West

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IaaS in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for IaaS in the South West

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in the South West over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in the South West

IaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IaaS in the South West

IaaS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Bristol -1 17 £413 -2.37% 7
Somerset +4 8 £433 - 2
Dorset +7 7 £375 -6.25% 1
Gloucestershire -10 5 £495 - 3
Wiltshire -25 5 £575 +16.46% 4
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 West region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 34 (80.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (73.81%) PaaS
3 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
4 14 (33.33%) SaaS
5 12 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
6 11 (26.19%) DevOps
7 10 (23.81%) SQL
7 10 (23.81%) Windows
7 10 (23.81%) Migration
8 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
8 9 (21.43%) Windows Server
8 9 (21.43%) Open Source
9 8 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (19.05%) Docker
9 8 (19.05%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (19.05%) Configuration Management
10 7 (16.67%) Linux
10 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (14.29%) Microservices
11 6 (14.29%) Scrum
12 5 (11.90%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (11.90%) Data Management
12 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (11.90%) Data Analysis
12 5 (11.90%) QA
12 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Office

IaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (9.52%) Apache
1 4 (9.52%) Jetty
1 4 (9.52%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.76%) JBoss
3 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 34 (80.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (73.81%) PaaS
3 14 (33.33%) SaaS
4 8 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (11.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (7.14%) Amazon S3
6 3 (7.14%) GitHub
7 2 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (4.76%) Office 365
8 1 (2.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) NAS
1 3 (7.14%) Network Security
1 3 (7.14%) SAN
2 2 (4.76%) DNS
2 2 (4.76%) Firewall
2 2 (4.76%) VPN
3 1 (2.38%) Kerberos
3 1 (2.38%) Skype
3 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) MySQL
2 5 (11.90%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (11.90%) RDBMS
2 5 (11.90%) Relational Database
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (9.52%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (4.76%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (7.14%) Bitbucket
3 3 (7.14%) CF BOSH
3 3 (7.14%) GitLab
4 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Electronics
2 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.76%) Marketing
2 2 (4.76%) Retail Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Architect
2 7 (16.67%) Azure Architect
2 7 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Consultant
3 5 (11.90%) DBA
3 5 (11.90%) Developer
3 5 (11.90%) SQL DBA
3 5 (11.90%) Technical Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Azure Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Azure Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Cloud Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Migration Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Salesforce Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) ActiveMQ
1 4 (9.52%) Apache Camel
1 4 (9.52%) Middleware
1 4 (9.52%) Node.js
1 4 (9.52%) OSGi
1 4 (9.52%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 3 (7.14%) JSON
2 3 (7.14%) Web Services
3 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.76%) Material Design
4 1 (2.38%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (9.52%) Public Cloud
4 3 (7.14%) Data Structures
4 3 (7.14%) Replication
5 2 (4.76%) Clustering
5 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.38%) NHS
6 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 7 (16.67%) Linux
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.76%) MVS
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) DevOps
2 10 (23.81%) Migration
3 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.43%) Open Source
4 8 (19.05%) Configuration Management
5 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (14.29%) Microservices
6 6 (14.29%) Scrum
7 5 (11.90%) API Design
7 5 (11.90%) Data Analysis
7 5 (11.90%) Data Management
7 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
7 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (9.52%) API Development
8 4 (9.52%) Manual Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
9 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (7.14%) Password Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 10 (23.81%) SQL
3 5 (11.90%) Java
3 5 (11.90%) Python
3 5 (11.90%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.14%) Ruby
5 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) MCSA
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (19.05%) Docker
3 4 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (9.52%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (4.76%) VirtualBox
4 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (11.90%) Puppet
2 4 (9.52%) Ansible
3 3 (7.14%) Terraform
4 2 (4.76%) SCCM
4 2 (4.76%) SCOM
4 2 (4.76%) WSUS
5 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) McAfee
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle
2 3 (7.14%) SaltStack
3 2 (4.76%) Google
3 2 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.76%) SAP
3 2 (4.76%) Temenos
3 2 (4.76%) VMware
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco
4 1 (2.38%) NEC