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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Computing
Rank 412 422 404
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -18
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 145 117 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.18% 10.26% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 80 77
Average daily rate
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£450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £267 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £520 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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
1773 1140 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.89% 2.56% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 739 524
Average daily rate £438 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.70% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 23 19
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.62% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £44.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +8 62 £450 -2.70% 66
South East +16 45 £481 +6.64% 23
East of England +11 16 £450 +136.84% 14
North West -3 6 £325 -23.52% 2
Yorkshire -13 5 £373 +14.61% 9
East Midlands - 4 £370 -
South West -24 2 £375 -21.05% 8
West Midlands - 2 £363 - 1
North East - - - -
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Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 117 (36.22%) Java
2 93 (28.79%) Microsoft
3 79 (24.46%) Linux
3 79 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (20.12%) SaaS
4 65 (20.12%) SQL
5 61 (18.89%) .NET
6 60 (18.58%) CRM
7 58 (17.96%) Salesforce.com
8 53 (16.41%) Active Directory
8 53 (16.41%) Visualforce
8 53 (16.41%) Apex Code
9 50 (15.48%) Mason
9 50 (15.48%) SharePoint
9 50 (15.48%) Disaster Recovery
9 50 (15.48%) VMware
10 48 (14.86%) Lync
11 45 (13.93%) Exchange Server 2013
11 45 (13.93%) Hyper-V
12 43 (13.31%) Force.com
12 43 (13.31%) SharePoint 2013
13 42 (13.00%) DevOps
14 41 (12.69%) Amazon AWS
14 41 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
15 40 (12.38%) Dynamics CRM
15 40 (12.38%) Dynamics AX
15 40 (12.38%) Finance
15 40 (12.38%) Clustering
16 39 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
16 39 (12.07%) SharePoint 2010

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 50 (15.48%) SharePoint
2 48 (14.86%) Lync
3 45 (13.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 43 (13.31%) SharePoint 2013
5 39 (12.07%) SharePoint 2010
6 38 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
7 27 (8.36%) Apache
7 27 (8.36%) Tomcat
8 18 (5.57%) Jetty
8 18 (5.57%) nginx
9 16 (4.95%) OpenStack
10 14 (4.33%) IIS
11 12 (3.72%) MS Exchange
11 12 (3.72%) WebSphere
12 11 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (3.10%) Node.js
14 9 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
14 9 (2.79%) CMS
15 7 (2.17%) Office Communications Server
16 5 (1.55%) Magnolia
Applications
1 22 (6.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.62%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 40 (12.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 40 (12.38%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.86%) assyst
3 3 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.62%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.62%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.62%) SAP ECC
5 1 (0.31%) Magento
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 65 (20.12%) SaaS
2 43 (13.31%) Force.com
3 41 (12.69%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (7.74%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (7.12%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (4.95%) IaaS
7 14 (4.33%) Google App Engine
7 14 (4.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (4.02%) Amazon ELB
8 13 (4.02%) Office 365
9 9 (2.79%) PaaS
10 6 (1.86%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.93%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.93%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.62%) Heroku
13 1 (0.31%) Joyent
13 1 (0.31%) Route 53
13 1 (0.31%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.50%) TCP/IP
2 19 (5.88%) DNS
3 17 (5.26%) HTTP
4 16 (4.95%) Internet
5 15 (4.64%) DHCP
6 12 (3.72%) Firewall
6 12 (3.72%) IPsec
7 11 (3.41%) LAN
7 11 (3.41%) FTP
8 10 (3.10%) WAN
9 9 (2.79%) SSL
9 9 (2.79%) SAN
10 6 (1.86%) Network Security
10 6 (1.86%) Unified Communications
11 4 (1.24%) VPN
11 4 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.24%) NAS
12 3 (0.93%) VRRP
13 2 (0.62%) LDAP
13 2 (0.62%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.88%) MySQL
3 14 (4.33%) NoSQL
4 13 (4.02%) Big Data
4 13 (4.02%) Hadoop
5 12 (3.72%) Relational Database
6 11 (3.41%) Redis
7 8 (2.48%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (2.17%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.93%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.93%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.62%) DB2
12 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.62%) SAP BW
12 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (10.22%) Git (software)
2 26 (8.05%) Jenkins
3 18 (5.57%) JIRA
4 10 (3.10%) Subversion
5 9 (2.79%) Maven
5 9 (2.79%) TeamCity
5 9 (2.79%) Visual Studio
6 8 (2.48%) Hudson
7 7 (2.17%) Mercurial
7 7 (2.17%) StarTeam
8 6 (1.86%) JUnit
8 6 (1.86%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (1.86%) EasyMock
8 6 (1.86%) jMock
9 5 (1.55%) Ant
10 4 (1.24%) Selenium
11 3 (0.93%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.62%) Gradle
General
1 40 (12.38%) Finance
2 25 (7.74%) Banking
3 17 (5.26%) Retail
4 15 (4.64%) Marketing
5 13 (4.02%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.10%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.17%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.86%) Local Government
9 5 (1.55%) Publishing
9 5 (1.55%) Games
10 4 (1.24%) Advertising
10 4 (1.24%) Legal
11 3 (0.93%) Billing
11 3 (0.93%) Electronics
12 2 (0.62%) Law
12 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.62%) Turkish Language
12 2 (0.62%) German Language
12 2 (0.62%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.31%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 81 (25.08%) Architect
1 81 (25.08%) Developer
2 40 (12.38%) Technical Architect
3 32 (9.91%) Java Developer
4 29 (8.98%) Analyst
5 21 (6.50%) Senior Developer
6 18 (5.57%) DevOps Engineer
7 17 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
8 16 (4.95%) Solutions Architect
8 16 (4.95%) Salesforce.com Developer
9 14 (4.33%) Business Analyst
9 14 (4.33%) Consultant
10 13 (4.02%) Senior Architect
10 13 (4.02%) Project Manager
11 12 (3.72%) Senior Java Developer
12 10 (3.10%) Integration Manager
13 9 (2.79%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
14 8 (2.48%) Administrator
14 8 (2.48%) Salesforce.com Architect
15 7 (2.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (18.89%) .NET
2 53 (16.41%) Visualforce
3 50 (15.48%) Mason
4 38 (11.76%) Web Services
5 30 (9.29%) Application Packaging
6 29 (8.98%) XML
7 24 (7.43%) HTML
8 18 (5.57%) RESTful
9 16 (4.95%) Middleware
9 16 (4.95%) jQuery
10 15 (4.64%) J2EE
10 15 (4.64%) ASP.NET
11 14 (4.33%) Servlets
12 13 (4.02%) Spring
12 13 (4.02%) CSS
13 11 (3.41%) LAMP
14 10 (3.10%) WCF
15 9 (2.79%) .NET Framework
16 8 (2.48%) Hibernate
16 8 (2.48%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.38%) Clustering
2 22 (6.81%) Open Source
3 20 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.41%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.79%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.79%) Replication
7 8 (2.48%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.48%) Data Structures
8 7 (2.17%) User Experience
8 7 (2.17%) Reference Data
8 7 (2.17%) Data Integration
8 7 (2.17%) Streaming Media
8 7 (2.17%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.55%) IPTV
9 5 (1.55%) Grid Computing
10 4 (1.24%) Social Media
11 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.93%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 79 (24.46%) Linux
2 35 (10.84%) Windows
3 23 (7.12%) UNIX
4 15 (4.64%) Android
5 14 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (4.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (2.48%) Windows 7
9 8 (2.48%) Apple iOS
10 7 (2.17%) Windows 8
10 7 (2.17%) Windows XP
11 6 (1.86%) CentOS
12 4 (1.24%) Fedora
13 2 (0.62%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.62%) VME
14 1 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (18.58%) CRM
3 50 (15.48%) Disaster Recovery
4 42 (13.00%) DevOps
5 41 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (11.15%) Scrum
6 36 (11.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (9.91%) SOA
8 30 (9.29%) Configuration Management
9 26 (8.05%) E-Commerce
10 22 (6.81%) Enterprise Architecture
10 22 (6.81%) Migration
11 19 (5.88%) TDD
12 16 (4.95%) ITIL
12 16 (4.95%) Project Management
12 16 (4.95%) Software Engineering
12 16 (4.95%) Unit Testing
13 14 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (4.33%) Content Management
13 14 (4.33%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 117 (36.22%) Java
2 65 (20.12%) SQL
3 53 (16.41%) Apex Code
4 37 (11.46%) Python
5 25 (7.74%) C#
6 21 (6.50%) JavaScript
7 19 (5.88%) Ruby
7 19 (5.88%) C
8 18 (5.57%) PowerShell
9 14 (4.33%) PHP
9 14 (4.33%) Shell Script
9 14 (4.33%) Bash Shell
10 13 (4.02%) C++
10 13 (4.02%) Perl
11 9 (2.79%) Groovy
12 8 (2.48%) PHP5
13 7 (2.17%) VBScript
13 7 (2.17%) VB
14 3 (0.93%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.62%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 33 (10.22%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.02%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.79%) Degree
5 7 (2.17%) RHCSA
5 7 (2.17%) RHCA
5 7 (2.17%) RHCE
6 6 (1.86%) MCSE
6 6 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.24%) MCSA
7 4 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.93%) CCNA
8 3 (0.93%) MCP
9 1 (0.31%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.31%) MCTS
9 1 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.31%) GSAE
9 1 (0.31%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.79%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (16.41%) Active Directory
2 45 (13.93%) Hyper-V
3 39 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (5.26%) Xen
5 7 (2.17%) VirtualBox
5 7 (2.17%) Varnish
6 3 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.93%) UAG
6 3 (0.93%) XenApp
6 3 (0.93%) Squid
7 2 (0.62%) vCloud
7 2 (0.62%) HDFS
7 2 (0.62%) Docker
8 1 (0.31%) vSphere
8 1 (0.31%) XenServer
8 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.31%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (8.67%) Puppet
2 22 (6.81%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (3.41%) SCCM
4 10 (3.10%) Vagrant
5 7 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (2.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 7 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (1.86%) Ansible
7 4 (1.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (1.24%) Nagios
8 2 (0.62%) Salt
9 1 (0.31%) SCOM
9 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.31%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.31%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.31%) CA SiteMinder
9 1 (0.31%) Control-M
Vendors
1 93 (28.79%) Microsoft
2 58 (17.96%) Salesforce.com
3 50 (15.48%) VMware
4 24 (7.43%) Oracle
5 20 (6.19%) Red Hat
5 20 (6.19%) Google
6 11 (3.41%) Akamai
7 10 (3.10%) Perforce
8 9 (2.79%) Citrix
9 8 (2.48%) EMC
9 8 (2.48%) Sitecore
10 7 (2.17%) IronPort
10 7 (2.17%) Symantec
10 7 (2.17%) SAP
11 6 (1.86%) Remedy
11 6 (1.86%) Rackspace
11 6 (1.86%) ForgeRock
12 5 (1.55%) Facebook
12 5 (1.55%) Zend
12 5 (1.55%) NetApp
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