Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 161 143 189
Rank change year-on-year -18 +46 +19
Contract jobs citing IaaS 69 53 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.07% 1.02% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.97% 5.98% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 30 10
South West median daily rate £475 £494 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.80% +10.96% +21.09%
10th Percentile £369 £398 £348
90th Percentile £715 £669 £500
England median daily rate £525 £501 £500
% change year-on-year +4.90% +0.10% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
South West median hourly rate - £35.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.89% -
England median hourly rate £56.75 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +62.14% -2.78% -64.00%

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 1,388 886 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 21.61% 17.12% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 569 359
South West median daily rate £463 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £288 £223 £204
90th Percentile £616 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 27 10
South West median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -2.70%
10th Percentile £17.23 £10.66 £12.53
90th Percentile £45.00 £35.00 £42.58
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -5.00%

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 February 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 19 February 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 +13 43 £525 -8.70% 5
Wiltshire -43 11 £488 -1.27%
Somerset +2 7 £433 -11.28% 1
Gloucestershire -11 5 £394 - 2
Dorset +8 3 £388 +10.71% 5
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 63 (91.30%) PaaS
2 60 (86.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (39.13%) SaaS
5 24 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (31.88%) Microsoft
6 22 (31.88%) SQL
7 19 (27.54%) JSON
7 19 (27.54%) DevOps
8 18 (26.09%) Data Management
8 18 (26.09%) B2C
9 17 (24.64%) XML
10 16 (23.19%) Dell
10 16 (23.19%) Boomi
10 16 (23.19%) Security Cleared
11 13 (18.84%) Windows
12 12 (17.39%) Open Source
12 12 (17.39%) Docker
12 12 (17.39%) Windows Server
12 12 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 11 (15.94%) Virtual Machines
13 11 (15.94%) SC Cleared
13 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
14 10 (14.49%) Test Automation
15 9 (13.04%) PowerShell
15 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (11.59%) Hybrid Cloud
16 8 (11.59%) Azure Active Directory
16 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
16 8 (11.59%) Finance

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 (8.70%) Apache
2 4 (5.80%) Jetty
2 4 (5.80%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.90%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.90%) CMS
4 2 (2.90%) Confluence
4 2 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.90%) IIS
4 2 (2.90%) JBoss
4 2 (2.90%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 63 (91.30%) PaaS
2 60 (86.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (39.13%) SaaS
4 16 (23.19%) Boomi
5 8 (11.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (10.14%) Office 365
7 3 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.45%) AWS CodePipeline
8 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) VPN
2 4 (5.80%) Network Security
3 3 (4.35%) Firewall
3 3 (4.35%) Skype
4 2 (2.90%) VSAN
4 2 (2.90%) WAN
5 1 (1.45%) DNS
5 1 (1.45%) IPsec
5 1 (1.45%) LAN
5 1 (1.45%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (1.45%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.35%) MySQL
3 3 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.90%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.90%) GIS
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.45%) OLAP
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.90%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.90%) JIRA
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (11.59%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Banking
2 5 (7.25%) Billing
3 4 (5.80%) Electronics
3 4 (5.80%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.80%) Marketing
3 4 (5.80%) Retail
3 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.90%) Legal
4 2 (2.90%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (39.13%) Architect
2 20 (28.99%) Technical Architect
3 18 (26.09%) Azure Engineer
4 13 (18.84%) Senior Architect
4 13 (18.84%) Senior Technical Architect
5 8 (11.59%) Azure Architect
5 8 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Consultant
9 3 (4.35%) DBA
9 3 (4.35%) SaaS Architect
9 3 (4.35%) SQL DBA
9 3 (4.35%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.54%) JSON
2 17 (24.64%) XML
3 5 (7.25%) Web Services
4 4 (5.80%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (5.80%) Apache Camel
4 4 (5.80%) Middleware
4 4 (5.80%) OSGi
4 4 (5.80%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (4.35%) .NET
5 3 (4.35%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.35%) Node.js
6 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.90%) OAuth
6 2 (2.90%) OAuth2
6 2 (2.90%) React
6 2 (2.90%) REST
6 2 (2.90%) SOAP
6 2 (2.90%) Swagger
6 2 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (2.90%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (7.25%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (7.25%) NHS
3 4 (5.80%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.80%) Private Cloud
3 4 (5.80%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.90%) Clustering
4 2 (2.90%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.90%) PKI
4 2 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.84%) Windows
2 12 (17.39%) Windows Server
3 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.70%) Linux
5 2 (2.90%) MVS
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (27.54%) DevOps
4 18 (26.09%) B2C
4 18 (26.09%) Data Management
5 12 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (17.39%) Open Source
6 10 (14.49%) Test Automation
7 8 (11.59%) Migration
8 6 (8.70%) Microservices
9 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (7.25%) IT Strategy
9 5 (7.25%) Scrum
10 4 (5.80%) API Development
10 4 (5.80%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (5.80%) ITIL
10 4 (5.80%) Manual Testing
10 4 (5.80%) Network Virtualisation
10 4 (5.80%) Programme Management
11 3 (4.35%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.88%) SQL
2 9 (13.04%) PowerShell
3 7 (10.14%) Java
4 5 (7.25%) Python
5 3 (4.35%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.35%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.90%) C#
7 1 (1.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (23.19%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.94%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.45%) Degree
4 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) QA
2 2 (2.90%) GDPR
3 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.45%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (17.39%) Docker
2 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.94%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.90%) VirtualBox
5 2 (2.90%) Xen
6 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.45%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.80%) Puppet
2 2 (2.90%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.45%) Ansible
3 1 (1.45%) Consul
3 1 (1.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (31.88%) Microsoft
2 16 (23.19%) Dell
3 7 (10.14%) McAfee
4 6 (8.70%) Oracle
5 5 (7.25%) VMware
6 4 (5.80%) SAP
7 3 (4.35%) Google
8 2 (2.90%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.90%) Cisco
8 2 (2.90%) ESRI
8 2 (2.90%) Temenos
9 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.45%) NEC