Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 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 West
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 188 187 169
Rank change year-on-year -1 -18 +11
Contract jobs citing IaaS 44 35 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.69% 0.58% 0.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.75% 2.94% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 18
South West median daily rate £525 £519 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.20% +22.42% -27.87%
10th Percentile £421 £344 £321
90th Percentile £706 £610 £512
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South West median hourly rate - - £50.00
England median hourly rate £80.00 - £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 West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,601 1,191 750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 24.93% 19.71% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,059 795 516
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +11.11% -4.38%
10th Percentile £256 £280 £198
90th Percentile £650 £575 £525
England median daily rate £500 £476 £465
% change year-on-year +5.04% +2.37% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 25
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% +2.86% -46.15%
10th Percentile £14.35 £11.81 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.05 £118.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.72 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +29.80% -12.50% +7.85%

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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 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
Bristol +25 25 £450 +9.09% 3
Gloucestershire -4 9 £675 +13.45% 3
Wiltshire -14 6 £525 -8.70% 4
Dorset -1 3 £550 +41.94% 4
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 West region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 41 (93.18%) Azure
2 39 (88.64%) PaaS
3 23 (52.27%) Microsoft
4 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 19 (43.18%) Migration
6 18 (40.91%) Office 365
7 16 (36.36%) SaaS
7 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
8 15 (34.09%) AWS
8 15 (34.09%) DevOps
9 13 (29.55%) VMware
9 13 (29.55%) Linux
10 11 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 11 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
11 10 (22.73%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (22.73%) Red Hat
12 9 (20.45%) Java
12 9 (20.45%) DV Cleared
12 9 (20.45%) SCCM
12 9 (20.45%) Ansible
12 9 (20.45%) Docker
12 9 (20.45%) Decision-Making
13 8 (18.18%) Middleware
14 7 (15.91%) Citrix
14 7 (15.91%) Python
14 7 (15.91%) LAN
14 7 (15.91%) WAN

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 6 (13.64%) JBoss
1 6 (13.64%) OpenStack
2 5 (11.36%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.55%) Jetty
4 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 41 (93.18%) Azure
2 39 (88.64%) PaaS
3 18 (40.91%) Office 365
4 16 (36.36%) SaaS
5 15 (34.09%) AWS
6 10 (22.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (15.91%) OpenShift
8 6 (13.64%) Azure Stack
9 5 (11.36%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (2.27%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (2.27%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) LAN
1 7 (15.91%) Skype
1 7 (15.91%) WAN
2 6 (13.64%) DNS
2 6 (13.64%) SAN
3 4 (9.09%) Firewall
4 3 (6.82%) Internet
4 3 (6.82%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (4.55%) SMTP
5 2 (4.55%) Wireless
6 1 (2.27%) PSTN
6 1 (2.27%) VPN
6 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (2.27%) Big Data
1 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.27%) MySQL
1 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.27%) SQL CLR
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.27%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) Subversion
3 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.27%) tSQLt
General
1 7 (15.91%) Public Sector
2 6 (13.64%) Finance
3 4 (9.09%) Aerospace
3 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.55%) Electronics
4 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.55%) Marketing
5 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (50.00%) Architect
2 10 (22.73%) Technical Architect
3 8 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (15.91%) Azure Architect
5 6 (13.64%) Azure Engineer
5 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) Consultant
7 4 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Azure Consultant
8 3 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Office 365 Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.55%) Active Directory Consultant
9 2 (4.55%) Active Directory Migration Consultant
9 2 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
9 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Technical Architect
9 2 (4.55%) Exchange Migration Consultant
9 2 (4.55%) Integration Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Migration Manager
9 2 (4.55%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) Middleware
2 6 (13.64%) J2EE
3 4 (9.09%) Software Packaging
3 4 (9.09%) Web Services
4 2 (4.55%) .NET
4 2 (4.55%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (4.55%) Apache Camel
4 2 (4.55%) JSON
4 2 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (4.55%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Public Cloud
1 6 (13.64%) Replication
2 5 (11.36%) Data Centre
3 4 (9.09%) Driving Licence
4 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (4.55%) Internet of Things
5 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.55%) PKI
5 2 (4.55%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Linux
2 10 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (13.64%) CentOS
3 6 (13.64%) Solaris
3 6 (13.64%) Unix
3 6 (13.64%) Windows
4 1 (2.27%) VMS
4 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) Migration
2 15 (34.09%) DevOps
3 11 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
4 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.45%) Decision-Making
6 6 (13.64%) Computer Science
6 6 (13.64%) Data Deduplication
6 6 (13.64%) Data Migration
6 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (13.64%) Matrix Management
7 5 (11.36%) CRM
7 5 (11.36%) Load Balancing
7 5 (11.36%) Matrix Organization
7 5 (11.36%) Minimum Viable Product
7 5 (11.36%) Service Management
7 5 (11.36%) Sprint Planning
7 5 (11.36%) TOGAF
7 5 (11.36%) Waterfall
8 4 (9.09%) ArchiMate
8 4 (9.09%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) Java
2 7 (15.91%) Python
3 6 (13.64%) C
3 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.82%) SQL
5 1 (2.27%) C#
5 1 (2.27%) R
5 1 (2.27%) Scala
5 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (20.45%) DV Cleared
4 5 (11.36%) MCSE
4 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (9.09%) RIBA
6 1 (2.27%) Sun Certification
6 1 (2.27%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) HL7
2 1 (2.27%) GDPR
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (20.45%) Docker
4 7 (15.91%) Hyper-V
5 5 (11.36%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.55%) NDS
6 2 (4.55%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 2 (4.55%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) Ansible
1 9 (20.45%) SCCM
2 7 (15.91%) Kubernetes
2 7 (15.91%) Puppet
3 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (13.64%) vRealize
4 5 (11.36%) SCOM
5 1 (2.27%) Nagios
5 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (52.27%) Microsoft
2 13 (29.55%) VMware
3 10 (22.73%) Red Hat
4 7 (15.91%) Citrix
5 5 (11.36%) Cisco
5 5 (11.36%) Micro Focus
5 5 (11.36%) Oracle
5 5 (11.36%) ServiceNow
6 3 (6.82%) BiZZdesign
7 2 (4.55%) NetApp
7 2 (4.55%) SAP
8 1 (2.27%) Google
8 1 (2.27%) JD Edwards
8 1 (2.27%) MuleSoft
8 1 (2.27%) RedGate
8 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com