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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 135 145
Rank change year-on-year +10 +10  
Contract jobs citing IaaS 13 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.50% 0.17% 0.096%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.68% 2.70% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Median daily rate £388 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.42% -13.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £525
% change year-on-year +5.55% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year +194.11% -  

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 278 185 137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 10.69% 6.36% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 137 99
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £494 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
Median hourly rate £31.00 £17.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.14% +45.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £15.75 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £101.75 £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.92% -13.35%  

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing IaaS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

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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 30 March 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 +3 7 £450 -18.18% 3
Somerset - 5 £375 - 2
Bristol +7 1 £325 -15.58% 2
IaaS
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
1 12 (46.15%) PaaS
2 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 10 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (38.46%) DevOps
2 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
3 9 (34.62%) SaaS
4 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (30.77%) QA
4 8 (30.77%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (30.77%) HTML
4 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 8 (30.77%) Oracle
4 8 (30.77%) SDLC
5 7 (26.92%) Java
5 7 (26.92%) Linux
5 7 (26.92%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
6 6 (23.08%) SQL
6 6 (23.08%) IIS
6 6 (23.08%) Windows
6 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (19.23%) Internet
7 5 (19.23%) Extranet
7 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
7 5 (19.23%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
8 4 (15.38%) Firewall

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 (23.08%) IIS
2 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
2 5 (19.23%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (15.38%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (46.15%) PaaS
2 9 (34.62%) SaaS
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Extranet
1 5 (19.23%) Internet
2 4 (15.38%) DMZ
2 4 (15.38%) Firewall
3 3 (11.54%) DNS
3 3 (11.54%) Kerberos
3 3 (11.54%) LAN
3 3 (11.54%) LDAP
3 3 (11.54%) Network Security
3 3 (11.54%) WAN
4 2 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (3.85%) HTTP
5 1 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (15.38%) Apache Hive
2 4 (15.38%) Hadoop
2 4 (15.38%) HBase
3 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
1 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.85%) Grunt
3 1 (3.85%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.85%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.85%) Protractor
3 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (11.54%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Consultant
1 5 (19.23%) SharePoint Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Lead Software Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Operations Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Software Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Azure Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Azure DevOps
3 2 (7.69%) Development Manager
3 2 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Engineering Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Java Development Manager
3 2 (7.69%) SDLC Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Environment Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) IT Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) SDLC Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) HTML
2 3 (11.54%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.85%) COM
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) CSS3
3 1 (3.85%) HTML5
3 1 (3.85%) JSON
3 1 (3.85%) React
3 1 (3.85%) REST
3 1 (3.85%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) PKI
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) BYOD
4 1 (3.85%) Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) Reference Data
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) Windows
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
1 10 (38.46%) DevOps
2 8 (30.77%) Continuous Delivery
2 8 (30.77%) SDLC
3 7 (26.92%) Software Engineering
4 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (15.38%) High Availability
5 4 (15.38%) Migration
5 4 (15.38%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (15.38%) Release Management
5 4 (15.38%) Workflow
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
7 2 (7.69%) Open Source
7 2 (7.69%) Scrum
7 2 (7.69%) Service Management
8 1 (3.85%) ITIL
8 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.85%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 7 (26.92%) Java
3 6 (23.08%) SQL
4 1 (3.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Docker
1 4 (15.38%) HDFS
2 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) Oracle
3 4 (15.38%) Cloudera
4 1 (3.85%) JD Edwards
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