The table below looks at the statistics for Cloud Computing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cloud Computing over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Computing
Rank 399 400 435
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +35
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 179 156 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.33% 0.24%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.01% 7.91% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 126 72
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £780 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
2979 1972 1190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.99% 4.12% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1979 1303 823
Average daily rate £413 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £528 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 49 36
Average hourly rate £34.50 £17.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.14% -42.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £24.00 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £15.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+48.38% -53.03%

Cloud Computing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Cloud Computing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Cloud Computing
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Cloud Computing Daily Rate Trend in England

Cloud Computing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cloud Computing across the England region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Cloud Computing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Cloud Computing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Cloud Computing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Cloud Computing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Computing within the England region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 103 £488 +8.33% 56
South East -12 25 £410 +2.50% 20
North West -2 21 £350 -27.27% 5
Yorkshire - 19 £350 - 5
West Midlands +11 10 £438 +42.27% 4
North East - 9 £338 - 2
East of England -2 2 £458 +18.06% 10
South West -43 1 £300 -33.33% 8
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
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Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 159 (39.26%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (38.02%) Java
3 145 (35.80%) Amazon AWS
4 129 (31.85%) Linux
5 97 (23.95%) Opscode Chef
6 92 (22.72%) .NET
7 85 (20.99%) Microsoft
8 82 (20.25%) Big Data
9 79 (19.51%) DevOps
10 77 (19.01%) Oracle
11 75 (18.52%) JavaScript
12 74 (18.27%) VMware
13 70 (17.28%) Open Source
14 68 (16.79%) Data Warehouse
15 66 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
15 66 (16.30%) MongoDB
16 64 (15.80%) Python
17 62 (15.31%) IaaS
18 59 (14.57%) Citrix
18 59 (14.57%) Hadoop
19 57 (14.07%) Puppet
19 57 (14.07%) Visualisation
20 54 (13.33%) Configuration Management
21 53 (13.09%) Windows
21 53 (13.09%) Continuous Integration
22 49 (12.10%) UNIX
23 48 (11.85%) Microsoft Azure
24 47 (11.60%) Teradata
25 46 (11.36%) SaaS
25 46 (11.36%) Apache Cassandra

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 35 (8.64%) IIS
1 35 (8.64%) Node.js
2 34 (8.40%) Apache
3 32 (7.90%) Tomcat
4 30 (7.41%) WebSphere
5 29 (7.16%) nginx
6 26 (6.42%) Jetty
7 22 (5.43%) SharePoint
8 19 (4.69%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.98%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (1.23%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.99%) SAS
11 4 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.74%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.74%) Lync
12 3 (0.74%) JBoss
12 3 (0.74%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (0.49%) TPMS
Applications
1 17 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.98%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.74%) SPSS
4 2 (0.49%) MS Office
5 1 (0.25%) MS Project
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.96%) BigMachines
2 3 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 145 (35.80%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (15.31%) IaaS
3 48 (11.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 46 (11.36%) SaaS
5 39 (9.63%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (6.91%) Google App Engine
6 28 (6.91%) Google Cloud Platform
7 24 (5.93%) Force.com
8 13 (3.21%) Office 365
9 10 (2.47%) PaaS
10 8 (1.98%) Amazon S3
10 8 (1.98%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.74%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.49%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.49%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 41 (10.12%) TCP/IP
2 37 (9.14%) DNS
3 34 (8.40%) DHCP
4 30 (7.41%) HTTP
5 27 (6.67%) IPsec
6 25 (6.17%) FTP
7 21 (5.19%) Firewall
8 20 (4.94%) SSL
9 16 (3.95%) Network Security
9 16 (3.95%) Unified Communications
10 15 (3.70%) Converged Networks
10 15 (3.70%) LAN
11 14 (3.46%) Internet
12 13 (3.21%) WAN
13 11 (2.72%) VoIP
14 10 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (2.22%) VPN
16 5 (1.23%) LDAP
16 5 (1.23%) Broadband
17 4 (0.99%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (20.25%) Big Data
2 68 (16.79%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (16.30%) MongoDB
4 59 (14.57%) Hadoop
5 46 (11.36%) Apache Cassandra
6 30 (7.41%) SQL Server
7 18 (4.44%) MySQL
8 13 (3.21%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.73%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.23%) HBase
13 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.99%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.74%) Oracle OWB
14 3 (0.74%) DB2
14 3 (0.74%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 44 (10.86%) Jenkins
2 16 (3.95%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.72%) Oracle APEX
4 8 (1.98%) Selenium
4 8 (1.98%) Ant
4 8 (1.98%) Maven
5 7 (1.73%) JUnit
5 7 (1.73%) Eclipse
5 7 (1.73%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.48%) RSpec
7 5 (1.23%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.74%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.74%) IntelliJ
8 3 (0.74%) JIRA
9 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.25%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.25%) Subversion
9 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.25%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (9.63%) Finance
2 21 (5.19%) Marketing
3 18 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.98%) Publishing
5 6 (1.48%) Multimedia
6 5 (1.23%) Billing
6 5 (1.23%) Banking
6 5 (1.23%) French Language
7 4 (0.99%) German Language
7 4 (0.99%) Italian Language
7 4 (0.99%) Retail
7 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.74%) Electronics
8 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.74%) Dutch Language
8 3 (0.74%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.49%) Turkish Language
9 2 (0.49%) Korean Language
9 2 (0.49%) Legal
9 2 (0.49%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 118 (29.14%) Architect
2 62 (15.31%) Developer
3 50 (12.35%) Technical Architect
4 34 (8.40%) Solutions Architect
5 27 (6.67%) Digital Architect
6 26 (6.42%) DevOps Engineer
7 25 (6.17%) Consultant
8 24 (5.93%) Analyst
8 24 (5.93%) Senior Architect
9 20 (4.94%) Digital Technical Architect
10 18 (4.44%) Project Manager
10 18 (4.44%) Java Developer
11 15 (3.70%) Chief Architect
11 15 (3.70%) Cloud Architect
12 14 (3.46%) Administrator
13 13 (3.21%) Senior Technical Architect
14 12 (2.96%) Infrastructure Architect
15 10 (2.47%) Support Analyst
16 9 (2.22%) Cloud Solutions Architect
16 9 (2.22%) Senior Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (22.72%) .NET
2 40 (9.88%) J2EE
3 35 (8.64%) Visualforce
3 35 (8.64%) AngularJS
4 34 (8.40%) Servlets
4 34 (8.40%) Mason
5 31 (7.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 25 (6.17%) Web Services
7 21 (5.19%) HTML
7 21 (5.19%) RESTful
8 19 (4.69%) ASP.NET
8 19 (4.69%) XML
9 18 (4.44%) Middleware
10 17 (4.20%) KnockoutJS
11 16 (3.95%) jQuery
12 14 (3.46%) Spring
13 13 (3.21%) WCF
13 13 (3.21%) REST
14 12 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (2.72%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 57 (14.07%) Visualisation
2 32 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (6.42%) Data Centre
4 19 (4.69%) User Experience
5 17 (4.20%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.72%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.22%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.73%) Replication
8 7 (1.73%) Grid Computing
8 7 (1.73%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.48%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.23%) CESG
10 5 (1.23%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.99%) Streaming Video
11 4 (0.99%) Cryptography
11 4 (0.99%) PKI
11 4 (0.99%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.99%) BYOD
12 3 (0.74%) EMC VNX
12 3 (0.74%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 129 (31.85%) Linux
2 53 (13.09%) Windows
3 49 (12.10%) UNIX
4 12 (2.96%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.96%) Android
5 10 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.99%) CentOS
8 4 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.49%) VME
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.49%) Fedora
10 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.25%) Solaris
10 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.25%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (39.26%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (19.51%) DevOps
3 70 (17.28%) Open Source
4 54 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 53 (13.09%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (9.88%) Machine Learning
7 36 (8.89%) ITIL
8 30 (7.41%) Analytics
9 29 (7.16%) Unit Testing
10 28 (6.91%) Project Management
11 27 (6.67%) TDD
11 27 (6.67%) Automated Testing
12 23 (5.68%) CRM
13 22 (5.43%) E-Commerce
14 18 (4.44%) ETL
14 18 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (4.44%) Big Data Analytics
15 17 (4.20%) Continuous Improvement
15 17 (4.20%) Information Assurance
16 16 (3.95%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 154 (38.02%) Java
2 75 (18.52%) JavaScript
3 64 (15.80%) Python
4 44 (10.86%) R
5 38 (9.38%) SQL
6 35 (8.64%) Apex Code
7 28 (6.91%) Ruby
8 25 (6.17%) PHP
9 22 (5.43%) C#
10 17 (4.20%) Shell Script
11 15 (3.70%) Bash Shell
12 10 (2.47%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.73%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.48%) C
15 5 (1.23%) Scala
15 5 (1.23%) Perl
16 4 (0.99%) COBOL
17 3 (0.74%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.74%) Go
17 3 (0.74%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 38 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 29 (7.16%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.70%) Degree
4 13 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (2.72%) CISA
7 10 (2.47%) MCSE
7 10 (2.47%) CCNA
8 8 (1.98%) CCNP
8 8 (1.98%) CISSP
9 7 (1.73%) CISM
10 6 (1.48%) MCSA
11 4 (0.99%) MCP
11 4 (0.99%) ISEB
11 4 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.74%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.74%) PMP
12 3 (0.74%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.22%) SLA
3 3 (0.74%) QA
4 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 66 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (5.19%) Xen
3 16 (3.95%) Active Directory
4 14 (3.46%) vCloud
5 11 (2.72%) QEMU
5 11 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (2.72%) KVM
6 10 (2.47%) Docker
7 5 (1.23%) VMware ESX
7 5 (1.23%) XenApp
8 3 (0.74%) vSphere
8 3 (0.74%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.49%) UAG
9 2 (0.49%) XenServer
10 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.25%) NFS
10 1 (0.25%) Firmware
10 1 (0.25%) Varnish
10 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.25%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 97 (23.95%) Opscode Chef
2 57 (14.07%) Puppet
3 42 (10.37%) StatsD
4 20 (4.94%) Ansible
5 7 (1.73%) SCCM
6 4 (0.99%) SCOM
6 4 (0.99%) Control-M
7 3 (0.74%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.74%) Salt
7 3 (0.74%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.74%) EMC VPLEX
8 2 (0.49%) Mesos
8 2 (0.49%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.49%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.49%) OVSD
8 2 (0.49%) HP NNM
9 1 (0.25%) WSUS
9 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.25%) Nagios
9 1 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 85 (20.99%) Microsoft
2 77 (19.01%) Oracle
3 74 (18.27%) VMware
4 59 (14.57%) Citrix
5 47 (11.60%) Teradata
6 41 (10.12%) Apigee
6 41 (10.12%) Mashery
7 40 (9.88%) Tableau
7 40 (9.88%) Salesforce.com
8 29 (7.16%) Google
9 15 (3.70%) Cisco
10 11 (2.72%) Siebel
10 11 (2.72%) Eloqua
11 10 (2.47%) SAP
12 9 (2.22%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.73%) webMethods
13 7 (1.73%) IBM
14 6 (1.48%) HP
14 6 (1.48%) BMC
14 6 (1.48%) Rackspace
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