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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 112 135
Rank change year-on-year +2 +23  
Contract jobs citing IaaS 32 28 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.17% 0.93% 0.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.50% 10.37% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 2
Median daily rate £400 £588 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.91% +30.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £354 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £1,000 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £465 £475
% change year-on-year +2.15% -2.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

IaaS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 337 270 150
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 12.31% 9.01% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 385 123
Median daily rate £400 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +35.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £313 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £1,000 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £395
% change year-on-year - +13.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 3
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.26 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +211.27% +22.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.17 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £33.75 £25.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +70.58% -33.33%  

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in the South West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in the South West

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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

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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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon - 12 £400 -
Somerset 0 10 £375 -62.50% 1
Gloucestershire +15 4 £425 -10.52% 1
Bristol -13 3 £574 -2.34% 1
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 24 (55.81%) SaaS
2 23 (53.49%) PaaS
3 21 (48.84%) Internet
4 18 (41.86%) Firewall
5 17 (39.53%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (39.53%) Security Cleared
6 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
7 10 (23.26%) DevOps
7 10 (23.26%) SharePoint
8 9 (20.93%) SQL
8 9 (20.93%) IIS
8 9 (20.93%) Extranet
8 9 (20.93%) Project Planning
8 9 (20.93%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
8 9 (20.93%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (18.60%) QA
9 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
9 8 (18.60%) PKI
9 8 (18.60%) Migration
9 8 (18.60%) Workflow
9 8 (18.60%) Protective Monitoring
10 7 (16.28%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (16.28%) DMZ
10 7 (16.28%) Oracle
10 7 (16.28%) HTML
10 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
10 7 (16.28%) Linux
10 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure

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 10 (23.26%) SharePoint
2 9 (20.93%) IIS
2 9 (20.93%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (9.30%) Apache Spark
4 2 (4.65%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.33%) Confluence
5 1 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (55.81%) SaaS
2 23 (53.49%) PaaS
3 17 (39.53%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (48.84%) Internet
2 18 (41.86%) Firewall
3 9 (20.93%) Extranet
4 7 (16.28%) DMZ
5 6 (13.95%) Reverse Proxy
6 5 (11.63%) Kerberos
6 5 (11.63%) LDAP
6 5 (11.63%) Network Security
7 1 (2.33%) HTTP
7 1 (2.33%) Skype
7 1 (2.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) Hadoop
1 6 (13.95%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (9.30%) Apache Hive
2 4 (9.30%) HBase
3 2 (4.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
1 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.65%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (4.65%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.33%) Grunt
3 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.33%) JIRA
3 1 (2.33%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.33%) Protractor
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
1 3 (6.98%) Marketing
2 2 (4.65%) Aerospace
2 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Security Engineer
2 11 (25.58%) IT Engineer
2 11 (25.58%) IT Security Engineer
3 8 (18.60%) Operations Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) SharePoint Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Administrator
7 3 (6.98%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Azure Software Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Client Director
8 2 (4.65%) DevOps Administrator
8 2 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Environment Administrator
8 2 (4.65%) Java Development Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Lead Software Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) SDLC Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Technology Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) HTML
2 4 (9.30%) COM
3 3 (6.98%) Web Services
4 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.33%) CSS
4 1 (2.33%) CSS3
4 1 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.33%) HTML5
4 1 (2.33%) JSON
4 1 (2.33%) React
4 1 (2.33%) REST
4 1 (2.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) PKI
2 2 (4.65%) BYOD
2 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.65%) User Experience
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) CentOS
2 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.26%) DevOps
3 9 (20.93%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (20.93%) Project Planning
4 8 (18.60%) Migration
4 8 (18.60%) Protective Monitoring
4 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
4 8 (18.60%) Workflow
5 7 (16.28%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (13.95%) Programme Management
7 4 (9.30%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (9.30%) Release Management
7 4 (9.30%) SDLC
8 2 (4.65%) Data Architecture
8 2 (4.65%) Disruptive Innovation
8 2 (4.65%) Line Management
8 2 (4.65%) Microservices
8 2 (4.65%) Security Operations
8 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) SQL
2 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.95%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) C
4 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (39.53%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (2.33%) CCSA
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) HDFS
2 3 (6.98%) Docker
3 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.33%) KVM
3 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Ansible
2 1 (2.33%) Grafana
2 1 (2.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.33%) logstash
2 1 (2.33%) Puppet
2 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle
3 6 (13.95%) Cloudera
4 2 (4.65%) Fortinet
4 2 (4.65%) Juniper
4 2 (4.65%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.33%) Google
5 1 (2.33%) IBM
5 1 (2.33%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.33%) SAP