Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 164 145 157
Rank change year-on-year -19 +12 +20
Contract jobs citing IaaS 55 39 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.92% 0.78% 0.82%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.67% 3.84% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 25 21
South West median daily rate £525 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +31.25% -27.27%
10th Percentile £405 £375 £313
90th Percentile £720 £825 £438
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
South West median hourly rate - - £50.00
England median hourly rate £80.00 £55.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +45.45% +10.00% +194.12%

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 1,500 1,015 644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.03% 20.39% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,005 640 440
South West median daily rate £475 £438 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +13.64% +2.67%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £239
90th Percentile £656 £588 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 20
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.71% -63.16% +156.76%
10th Percentile £13.48 £12.50 £12.38
90th Percentile £47.78 £31.50 £50.25
England median hourly rate £23.84 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +19.18% +5.26% -3.11%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 +7 33 £675 +17.39% 1
Gloucestershire - 12 £675 -
Wiltshire -44 4 £450 -19.10%
Dorset +3 2 £444 +47.92%
Somerset -8 2 £463 -5.13%
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 52 (94.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (92.73%) PaaS
3 28 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (38.18%) SaaS
5 19 (34.55%) Microsoft
6 18 (32.73%) SQL
6 18 (32.73%) JSON
6 18 (32.73%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (30.91%) B2C
7 17 (30.91%) DevOps
8 16 (29.09%) Boomi
8 16 (29.09%) Amazon AWS
8 16 (29.09%) XML
8 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
8 16 (29.09%) Dell
8 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
9 15 (27.27%) Data Management
9 15 (27.27%) Windows
10 14 (25.45%) Docker
11 13 (23.64%) Migration
11 13 (23.64%) VMware
12 12 (21.82%) Linux
12 12 (21.82%) LAN
12 12 (21.82%) WAN
12 12 (21.82%) Java
12 12 (21.82%) Puppet
12 12 (21.82%) Ansible
12 12 (21.82%) Kubernetes
12 12 (21.82%) Data Centre
13 11 (20.00%) Data Deduplication

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 11 (20.00%) OpenStack
2 10 (18.18%) JBoss
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.82%) CMS
3 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.82%) IIS
3 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.82%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 52 (94.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (92.73%) PaaS
3 21 (38.18%) SaaS
4 16 (29.09%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (29.09%) Boomi
5 11 (20.00%) OpenShift
6 10 (18.18%) Azure Stack
7 5 (9.09%) Office 365
8 4 (7.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (5.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (1.82%) AWS CodePipeline
10 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.82%) LAN
1 12 (21.82%) WAN
2 11 (20.00%) SAN
3 10 (18.18%) DNS
4 2 (3.64%) Firewall
4 2 (3.64%) VPN
5 1 (1.82%) IPsec
5 1 (1.82%) Network Security
5 1 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.82%) Skype
5 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.82%) GIS
2 1 (1.82%) SQL CLR
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.82%) JIRA
2 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.82%) tSQLt
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Billing
3 4 (7.27%) Electronics
3 4 (7.27%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.27%) Marketing
3 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.64%) Retail
5 1 (1.82%) Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Games
5 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (52.73%) Architect
2 26 (47.27%) Technical Architect
3 13 (23.64%) Senior Architect
3 13 (23.64%) Senior Technical Architect
4 11 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Azure Architect
7 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) WebOps Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Azure Consultant
9 3 (5.45%) Consultant
9 3 (5.45%) SaaS Architect
10 2 (3.64%) .NET Developer
10 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Architect
10 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Technical Architect
10 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 2 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (32.73%) JSON
2 16 (29.09%) XML
3 11 (20.00%) Middleware
4 10 (18.18%) J2EE
5 2 (3.64%) .NET
5 2 (3.64%) REST
6 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.82%) Ajax
6 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.82%) HTML
6 1 (1.82%) Node.js
6 1 (1.82%) OAuth
6 1 (1.82%) OAuth2
6 1 (1.82%) React
6 1 (1.82%) SOAP
6 1 (1.82%) Swagger
6 1 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.82%) Web Services
6 1 (1.82%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Data Centre
2 11 (20.00%) Replication
3 4 (7.27%) Public Cloud
4 3 (5.45%) NHS
5 2 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.64%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.82%) Social Media
6 1 (1.82%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) Windows
2 12 (21.82%) Linux
3 11 (20.00%) CentOS
3 11 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (20.00%) Solaris
3 11 (20.00%) Unix
4 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.73%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (30.91%) B2C
3 17 (30.91%) DevOps
4 15 (27.27%) Data Management
5 13 (23.64%) Migration
6 11 (20.00%) Data Deduplication
6 11 (20.00%) Data Migration
6 11 (20.00%) Load Balancing
7 10 (18.18%) Service Management
8 9 (16.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (12.73%) Matrix Management
9 7 (12.73%) Waterfall
10 6 (10.91%) Active Listening
10 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
10 6 (10.91%) Decision-Making
10 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Automation
10 6 (10.91%) Minimum Viable Product
10 6 (10.91%) Test Automation
11 5 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.73%) SQL
2 12 (21.82%) Java
3 8 (14.55%) Python
4 7 (12.73%) C
4 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.45%) C#
6 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.82%) R
6 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (10.91%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) GDPR
2 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
2 14 (25.45%) Docker
3 7 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (21.82%) Ansible
1 12 (21.82%) Kubernetes
1 12 (21.82%) Puppet
2 10 (18.18%) vRealize
3 1 (1.82%) Consul
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (34.55%) Microsoft
2 16 (29.09%) Dell
3 13 (23.64%) VMware
4 11 (20.00%) Cisco
4 11 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 10 (18.18%) Micro Focus
5 10 (18.18%) ServiceNow
6 4 (7.27%) SAP
7 2 (3.64%) Oracle
8 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.82%) ESRI
8 1 (1.82%) Google
8 1 (1.82%) RedGate