The first table below looks at the demand for Cloud Computing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cloud Computing over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Computing
Rank 175 174 197
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +23
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 35 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.54% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.92% 21.90% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 25
Average daily rate £430 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.09% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £256 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £575 £591
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £28.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-61.40% -28.75%
Cloud Services Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
185 105 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.87% 1.68% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 87 77
Average daily rate £409 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £244 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
Cloud Computing
London

Cloud Computing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Cloud Computing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Cloud Computing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cloud Computing across the City of London region.

Cloud Computing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Cloud Computing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cloud Computing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Cloud Computing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Cloud Computing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing across the City of London region.

Cloud Computing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Cloud Computing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cloud Computing.

1 21 (41.18%) Java
2 17 (33.33%) Linux
3 16 (31.37%) VMware
3 16 (31.37%) Bash Shell
4 15 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (29.41%) SOA
5 14 (27.45%) UNIX
5 14 (27.45%) Oracle
6 13 (25.49%) SQL Server
6 13 (25.49%) Python
6 13 (25.49%) Finance
6 13 (25.49%) Puppet
6 13 (25.49%) vCloud
7 12 (23.53%) SaaS
8 11 (21.57%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (19.61%) MySQL
9 10 (19.61%) SQL
10 9 (17.65%) .NET
10 9 (17.65%) WebLogic
10 9 (17.65%) Tomcat
10 9 (17.65%) Business Analysis
10 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (17.65%) Git (software)
10 9 (17.65%) Ruby
10 9 (17.65%) WebSphere
10 9 (17.65%) JIRA
10 9 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (17.65%) Jenkins
11 8 (15.69%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (15.69%) Oracle SOA Suite

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Cloud Computing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cloud Computing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (17.65%) WebLogic
1 9 (17.65%) Tomcat
1 9 (17.65%) WebSphere
2 8 (15.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.96%) Apache
3 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.96%) CMS
3 1 (1.96%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 12 (23.53%) SaaS
2 11 (21.57%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (13.73%) Force.com
5 5 (9.80%) PaaS
6 3 (5.88%) IaaS
6 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (1.96%) Google App Engine
7 1 (1.96%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) HTTP
2 3 (5.88%) SSL
3 2 (3.92%) tcpdump
3 2 (3.92%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.96%) LDAP
4 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.96%) VPN
4 1 (1.96%) DNS
4 1 (1.96%) VoIP
4 1 (1.96%) DHCP
4 1 (1.96%) FTP
4 1 (1.96%) Firewall
4 1 (1.96%) NetScreen
4 1 (1.96%) IPsec
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.49%) SQL Server
2 10 (19.61%) MySQL
3 8 (15.69%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (9.80%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (9.80%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (9.80%) Oracle Database
5 4 (7.84%) NoSQL
6 3 (5.88%) Big Data
7 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.96%) DB2
8 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.96%) KDB
8 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.96%) Triplestore
8 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Git (software)
1 9 (17.65%) JIRA
1 9 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 8 (15.69%) Gerrit
2 8 (15.69%) Mercurial
2 8 (15.69%) AnthillPro
2 8 (15.69%) TeamCity
2 8 (15.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (15.69%) Maven
2 8 (15.69%) Subversion
2 8 (15.69%) Ant
3 5 (9.80%) Visual Studio
4 4 (7.84%) FishEye
4 4 (7.84%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (1.96%) JUnit
5 1 (1.96%) JMeter
5 1 (1.96%) WATIR
5 1 (1.96%) Hudson
5 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.96%) RSpec
General
1 13 (25.49%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Games
3 3 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (15.69%) Deployment Manager
2 7 (13.73%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Software Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) Architect
4 4 (7.84%) Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Software Design Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Design Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Test Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.92%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Senior Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (1.96%) Technical Leader
7 1 (1.96%) Python Developer
7 1 (1.96%) Java Developer
7 1 (1.96%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) .NET
2 8 (15.69%) J2EE
3 7 (13.73%) Mason
3 7 (13.73%) Visualforce
4 5 (9.80%) SOAP
4 5 (9.80%) Web Services
4 5 (9.80%) XML
5 4 (7.84%) REST
5 4 (7.84%) HATEOAS
5 4 (7.84%) JSON
6 3 (5.88%) Middleware
7 2 (3.92%) OpenID
7 2 (3.92%) Android SDK
7 2 (3.92%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (3.92%) OAuth
8 1 (1.96%) HTML
8 1 (1.96%) CSS
8 1 (1.96%) Servlets
8 1 (1.96%) CORBA
8 1 (1.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) Open Source
1 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
1 2 (3.92%) FMCG
2 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.96%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.96%) Taxonomies
2 1 (1.96%) Ontologies
2 1 (1.96%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 17 (33.33%) Linux
2 14 (27.45%) UNIX
3 6 (11.76%) CentOS
3 6 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (11.76%) SUSE
3 6 (11.76%) Debian
4 5 (9.80%) Fedora
4 5 (9.80%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (3.92%) Android
5 2 (3.92%) Windows
6 1 (1.96%) AIX
6 1 (1.96%) Solaris
6 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.96%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
1 15 (29.41%) SOA
2 9 (17.65%) Business Analysis
2 9 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (15.69%) Test Automation
3 8 (15.69%) Scrum
3 8 (15.69%) Project Management
3 8 (15.69%) ETL
4 7 (13.73%) Test Strategy
5 6 (11.76%) TDD
6 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
6 5 (9.80%) Load Testing
6 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
6 5 (9.80%) Test Scripting
7 4 (7.84%) OO
7 4 (7.84%) DNA
7 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.88%) Performance Testing
9 2 (3.92%) Process Improvement
9 2 (3.92%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (41.18%) Java
2 16 (31.37%) Bash Shell
3 13 (25.49%) Python
4 10 (19.61%) SQL
5 9 (17.65%) Ruby
6 8 (15.69%) PL/SQL
7 7 (13.73%) C#
7 7 (13.73%) Apex Code
8 5 (9.80%) C
8 5 (9.80%) AWK
8 5 (9.80%) sed
9 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.92%) Perl
9 2 (3.92%) PHP
9 2 (3.92%) C++
10 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.96%) Lisp
10 1 (1.96%) SPARQL
10 1 (1.96%) Korn
10 1 (1.96%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Degree
1 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (25.49%) vCloud
2 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (13.73%) Xen
4 6 (11.76%) KVM
4 6 (11.76%) VMware ESX
5 5 (9.80%) XenServer
5 5 (9.80%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (9.80%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.96%) Snort
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.96%) OpenSSH
6 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.96%) qmail
6 1 (1.96%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.96%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (25.49%) Puppet
2 8 (15.69%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.88%) Vagrant
4 2 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.96%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) VMware
2 14 (27.45%) Oracle
3 7 (13.73%) Red Hat
3 7 (13.73%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (11.76%) Citrix
5 3 (5.88%) Google
5 3 (5.88%) Akamai
6 2 (3.92%) WSO2
7 1 (1.96%) Sybase
7 1 (1.96%) JBoss
7 1 (1.96%) Symantec
7 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco
7 1 (1.96%) IBM
7 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.96%) Nokia
7 1 (1.96%) Veritas
7 1 (1.96%) Tripwire
7 1 (1.96%) Qualys
7 1 (1.96%) Fortinet
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 16 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Posted: 20 days ago