Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 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 a Service (IaaS)
England > South West
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 156 166 143
Rank change year-on-year +10 -23 +45
Contract jobs citing IaaS 49 68 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.90% 1.07% 1.00%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.57% 4.77% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 51 29
South West median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +12.36%
10th Percentile £425 £369 £405
90th Percentile £798 £715 £700
England median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South West median hourly rate - - £35.00
England median hourly rate £59.75 £56.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.29% +62.14% -2.78%

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 1,374 1,426 920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.24% 22.41% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 969 590
South West median daily rate £475 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +6.51% +5.63%
10th Percentile £259 £295 £225
90th Percentile £655 £614 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 14 27
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% +30.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.40 £17.33 £10.66
90th Percentile £46.00 £44.10 £35.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% +5.26%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 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
Bristol -2 22 £450 -14.29% 2
Wiltshire 0 7 £569 +16.67% 3
Dorset +3 5 £550 +41.94% 1
Cornwall - 4 £500 - 2
Devon - 4 £475 - 8
Gloucestershire +7 3 £700 +77.78% 4
Somerset -2 3 £620 +43.35% 1
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 39 (79.59%) Azure
2 35 (71.43%) PaaS
3 22 (44.90%) DevOps
4 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
5 17 (34.69%) AWS
6 15 (30.61%) Active Directory
7 11 (22.45%) .NET
8 10 (20.41%) PowerShell
8 10 (20.41%) Docker
9 9 (18.37%) SaaS
9 9 (18.37%) Office 365
9 9 (18.37%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (18.37%) API Development
9 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (16.33%) VMware
10 8 (16.33%) ITIL
10 8 (16.33%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (14.29%) Service Design
11 7 (14.29%) Kubernetes
11 7 (14.29%) Linux
11 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
12 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
12 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (12.24%) TOGAF
12 6 (12.24%) Migration
12 6 (12.24%) Ansible
12 6 (12.24%) Public Cloud
12 6 (12.24%) Skype
12 6 (12.24%) .NET Core
12 6 (12.24%) Serverless

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 (8.16%) MS Exchange
1 4 (8.16%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.12%) Jetty
2 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.12%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.08%) ArcGIS
3 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 39 (79.59%) Azure
2 35 (71.43%) PaaS
3 17 (34.69%) AWS
4 9 (18.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (18.37%) Office 365
4 9 (18.37%) SaaS
5 6 (12.24%) Serverless
6 3 (6.12%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (6.12%) Mimecast
6 3 (6.12%) OpenShift
7 2 (4.08%) Amazon S3
7 2 (4.08%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (4.08%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (4.08%) GitHub
8 1 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) Skype
2 5 (10.20%) Firewall
2 5 (10.20%) Internet
3 4 (8.16%) LAN
3 4 (8.16%) WAN
4 2 (4.08%) NAS
4 2 (4.08%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (4.08%) SAN
4 2 (4.08%) SMTP
4 2 (4.08%) Wireless
5 1 (2.04%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.04%) Network Security
5 1 (2.04%) PSTN
5 1 (2.04%) VPN
5 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) Azure SQL Database
1 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.08%) Cosmos DB
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.12%) Subversion
3 2 (4.08%) Bitbucket
3 2 (4.08%) GitLab
3 2 (4.08%) JIRA
3 2 (4.08%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.04%) CF BOSH
General
1 5 (10.20%) Public Sector
2 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Electronics
3 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Architect
2 7 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Developer
3 6 (12.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Security Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Azure Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Technical Leader
6 3 (6.12%) Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Designer
6 3 (6.12%) Integration Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Site Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.45%) .NET
2 6 (12.24%) .NET Core
3 4 (8.16%) AngularJS
3 4 (8.16%) React
3 4 (8.16%) Web Services
4 3 (6.12%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (6.12%) Apache Camel
4 3 (6.12%) Middleware
4 3 (6.12%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (6.12%) Spring Boot
5 2 (4.08%) Node.js
5 2 (4.08%) RESTful
6 1 (2.04%) JSON
6 1 (2.04%) LDAP
6 1 (2.04%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (12.24%) Public Cloud
3 5 (10.20%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.12%) PKI
4 3 (6.12%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (4.08%) Cloud Native
5 2 (4.08%) Internet of Things
5 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.08%) Replication
6 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Linux
2 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.12%) VMS
4 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.90%) DevOps
2 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.37%) API Development
3 8 (16.33%) ITIL
4 7 (14.29%) Service Design
5 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (12.24%) Migration
5 6 (12.24%) TOGAF
6 5 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (10.20%) Technical Leadership
6 5 (10.20%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.16%) ArchiMate
7 4 (8.16%) Change Management
7 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
7 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.16%) Decision-Making
7 4 (8.16%) Project Delivery
7 4 (8.16%) Web Development
8 3 (6.12%) Architectural Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.20%) C#
2 5 (10.20%) Java
3 4 (8.16%) SQL
4 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.08%) C
4 2 (4.08%) Python
4 2 (4.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.16%) RIBA
4 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.08%) AWS Certification
5 2 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (4.08%) MCSA
5 2 (4.08%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) MCSE
6 1 (2.04%) VCP6
6 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) HL7
1 3 (6.12%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (4.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 15 (30.61%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.41%) Docker
3 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.08%) NDS
5 2 (4.08%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 2 (4.08%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 6 (12.24%) Ansible
3 5 (10.20%) SCCM
4 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (6.12%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (6.12%) Terraform
6 2 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (4.08%) Puppet
7 1 (2.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.33%) VMware
3 3 (6.12%) BiZZdesign
3 3 (6.12%) Citrix
3 3 (6.12%) Mitel
3 3 (6.12%) MobileIron
3 3 (6.12%) Palo Alto
3 3 (6.12%) Symantec
4 2 (4.08%) ESRI
4 2 (4.08%) Google
4 2 (4.08%) NetApp
4 2 (4.08%) SaltStack
4 2 (4.08%) SAP
5 1 (2.04%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.04%) SolidFire