Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 154 171
Rank change year-on-year -26 +17 +41
Contract jobs citing IaaS 28 45 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.48% 0.82% 0.63%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.55% 6.31% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 31
South West median daily rate £513 £400 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.13% -31.91% +46.88%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £356
90th Percentile £613 £480 £1,000
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
South West median hourly rate - £50.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +51.52% -
England median hourly rate - £50.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year - +51.52% -5.71%

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 1,097 713 528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.82% 13.02% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 491 357
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +1.97% +8.57%
10th Percentile £276 £206 £237
90th Percentile £575 £531 £600
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 24 15
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% -15.38% +85.71%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.50 £10.62
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £39.90
England median hourly rate £18.89 £20.91 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.66% +10.05% -17.39%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -12 10 £400 +2.89% 7
Somerset +1 8 £340 -9.33% 1
Dorset - 5 £388 - 1
Wiltshire -1 3 £575 +15.00% 3
Gloucestershire -3 2 £595 +40.00%
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 22 (78.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (67.86%) PaaS
3 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 9 (32.14%) SQL
5 9 (32.14%) Open Source
5 9 (32.14%) PowerShell
6 8 (28.57%) SaaS
7 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (25.00%) DevOps
7 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (25.00%) Migration
8 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
8 6 (21.43%) Windows
8 6 (21.43%) Linux
8 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
9 5 (17.86%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (17.86%) Docker
9 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
9 5 (17.86%) Data Analysis
9 5 (17.86%) QA
9 5 (17.86%) T-SQL
9 5 (17.86%) MySQL
9 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
9 5 (17.86%) Data Modelling
9 5 (17.86%) RDBMS

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 (14.29%) Apache
1 4 (14.29%) Jetty
1 4 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (78.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (67.86%) PaaS
3 8 (28.57%) SaaS
4 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (10.71%) Amazon S3
5 3 (10.71%) GitHub
6 2 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (3.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) NAS
1 3 (10.71%) SAN
2 2 (7.14%) DNS
2 2 (7.14%) Firewall
2 2 (7.14%) Network Security
3 1 (3.57%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) MySQL
2 5 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (17.86%) RDBMS
2 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (10.71%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (7.14%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (10.71%) Bitbucket
3 3 (10.71%) CF BOSH
3 3 (10.71%) GitLab
4 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Electronics
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Azure Architect
2 5 (17.86%) DBA
2 5 (17.86%) SQL DBA
2 5 (17.86%) Technical Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Developer
3 3 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Azure Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Salesforce Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Service Management Manager
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) ActiveMQ
1 4 (14.29%) Apache Camel
1 4 (14.29%) Middleware
1 4 (14.29%) Node.js
1 4 (14.29%) OSGi
1 4 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (10.71%) .NET
3 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.14%) JSON
4 1 (3.57%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (10.71%) Data Structures
2 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (10.71%) Public Cloud
2 3 (10.71%) Replication
3 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Linux
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
1 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Open Source
2 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (25.00%) DevOps
2 7 (25.00%) Migration
3 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
4 5 (17.86%) Data Analysis
4 5 (17.86%) Data Modelling
4 5 (17.86%) Scrum
5 4 (14.29%) API Development
5 4 (14.29%) Data Management
5 4 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Microservices
5 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 3 (10.71%) API Design
6 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (10.71%) Password Management
6 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (7.14%) ETL
7 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) PowerShell
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) T-SQL
3 4 (14.29%) Java
4 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
4 3 (10.71%) Python
4 3 (10.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) MCSA
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
1 5 (17.86%) Docker
2 3 (10.71%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Ansible
1 4 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (14.29%) Puppet
2 3 (10.71%) Terraform
3 2 (7.14%) SCCM
3 2 (7.14%) SCOM
3 2 (7.14%) WSUS
4 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) SaltStack
3 2 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (7.14%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) Juniper