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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Computing
Rank 420 423 515
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +92
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 154 148 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.31% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.27% 12.41% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 108 38
Average daily rate
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£495 £400 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.75% -13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £366 £450
% change year-on-year
+22.86% -18.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
1862 1193 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.57% 2.47% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1166 810 435
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 16
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -25.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.40 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £47.20 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.97% -21.15%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +45 84 £500 +7.52% 31
South East -32 34 £538 +34.37% 7
South West -12 13 £400 -17.94% 3
Yorkshire +7 9 £335 -36.19% 3
North West -4 6 £530 +21.14% 2
East of England -45 6 £413 +37.50% 5
West Midlands -17 3 £450 +28.57% 1
East Midlands +3 1 - -
North East - - - -
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Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 157 (49.84%) Java
2 108 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (25.71%) Linux
4 77 (24.44%) SaaS
5 62 (19.68%) Salesforce.com
6 56 (17.78%) Web Services
7 54 (17.14%) Visualforce
7 54 (17.14%) Apex Code
8 53 (16.83%) Amazon AWS
8 53 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
9 51 (16.19%) TDD
10 50 (15.87%) Force.com
10 50 (15.87%) Mason
10 50 (15.87%) VMware
11 48 (15.24%) Microsoft
12 47 (14.92%) Amazon EC2
13 45 (14.29%) .NET
14 43 (13.65%) SQL
15 42 (13.33%) Puppet
16 40 (12.70%) DevOps
17 39 (12.38%) Jenkins
17 39 (12.38%) Git (software)
17 39 (12.38%) OO
18 37 (11.75%) Tomcat
18 37 (11.75%) BDD
19 36 (11.43%) TCP/IP
19 36 (11.43%) Finance
20 35 (11.11%) Python
20 35 (11.11%) UNIX
20 35 (11.11%) Unit Testing

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 37 (11.75%) Tomcat
2 26 (8.25%) WebSphere
3 25 (7.94%) Apache
4 24 (7.62%) SharePoint
5 23 (7.30%) Lync
6 22 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (6.67%) Jetty
8 16 (5.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (5.08%) nginx
8 16 (5.08%) SharePoint 2010
9 15 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (4.13%) IIS
10 13 (4.13%) Node.js
11 9 (2.86%) WebLogic
12 7 (2.22%) MS Exchange
12 7 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (1.90%) Office Communications Server
13 6 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (1.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.22%) MS Office
3 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 16 (5.08%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.32%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.32%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 77 (24.44%) SaaS
2 53 (16.83%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (15.87%) Force.com
4 47 (14.92%) Amazon EC2
5 27 (8.57%) Google App Engine
6 12 (3.81%) Office 365
7 11 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (3.17%) IaaS
9 8 (2.54%) PaaS
10 3 (0.95%) Google Compute Engine
11 2 (0.63%) Heroku
11 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.32%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.32%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.32%) Joyent
12 1 (0.32%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 36 (11.43%) TCP/IP
2 32 (10.16%) HTTP
3 29 (9.21%) DNS
4 23 (7.30%) DHCP
5 21 (6.67%) FTP
6 20 (6.35%) SSL
7 19 (6.03%) IPsec
8 11 (3.49%) Firewall
9 10 (3.17%) SAN
10 7 (2.22%) VPN
11 6 (1.90%) Unified Communications
12 5 (1.59%) LAN
13 4 (1.27%) WAN
13 4 (1.27%) Internet
14 3 (0.95%) LDAP
14 3 (0.95%) VRRP
15 2 (0.63%) NAS
15 2 (0.63%) AMQP
15 2 (0.63%) SSH
15 2 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.79%) MySQL
2 24 (7.62%) CouchDB
3 19 (6.03%) SQL Server
3 19 (6.03%) Big Data
4 15 (4.76%) MongoDB
4 15 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 13 (4.13%) Relational Database
5 13 (4.13%) Hadoop
6 9 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.27%) Redis
8 4 (1.27%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.95%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.95%) HBase
10 2 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.63%) DB2
10 2 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (12.38%) Git (software)
1 39 (12.38%) Jenkins
2 23 (7.30%) Subversion
3 18 (5.71%) Maven
3 18 (5.71%) Ant
4 16 (5.08%) JIRA
5 12 (3.81%) TeamCity
6 9 (2.86%) Mercurial
6 9 (2.86%) Gerrit
7 8 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (2.54%) AnthillPro
8 6 (1.90%) Selenium
9 4 (1.27%) jMock
9 4 (1.27%) JUnit
9 4 (1.27%) EasyMock
9 4 (1.27%) Gradle
10 3 (0.95%) Apache Ivy
10 3 (0.95%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (11.43%) Finance
2 21 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 17 (5.40%) Banking
4 14 (4.44%) Retail
5 12 (3.81%) Marketing
6 8 (2.54%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.59%) Games
7 5 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.59%) Electronics
8 3 (0.95%) Front Office
8 3 (0.95%) Legal
8 3 (0.95%) Advertising
8 3 (0.95%) iGaming
9 2 (0.63%) Publishing
9 2 (0.63%) Billing
9 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.63%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Back Office
10 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 91 (28.89%) Developer
2 68 (21.59%) Architect
3 25 (7.94%) Java Developer
4 23 (7.30%) Technical Architect
5 20 (6.35%) Project Manager
6 19 (6.03%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 18 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (5.08%) Analyst
8 16 (5.08%) Administrator
9 15 (4.76%) Consultant
10 14 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (3.81%) Business Analyst
11 12 (3.81%) Scala Developer
12 11 (3.49%) Java Architect
12 11 (3.49%) Senior Developer
13 9 (2.86%) Software Engineer
13 9 (2.86%) Salesforce.com Administrator
14 8 (2.54%) Salesforce.com Architect
14 8 (2.54%) Senior Java Developer
15 7 (2.22%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (17.78%) Web Services
2 54 (17.14%) Visualforce
3 50 (15.87%) Mason
4 45 (14.29%) .NET
5 32 (10.16%) Servlets
6 30 (9.52%) J2EE
7 23 (7.30%) SVG
7 23 (7.30%) Batik
7 23 (7.30%) Akka
7 23 (7.30%) Play Framework
8 18 (5.71%) RESTful
9 17 (5.40%) Middleware
10 16 (5.08%) CSS
10 16 (5.08%) Spring
11 15 (4.76%) Application Packaging
11 15 (4.76%) LAMP
12 14 (4.44%) HTML
13 13 (4.13%) jQuery
14 12 (3.81%) JSON
14 12 (3.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.03%) Open Source
2 18 (5.71%) Clustering
3 17 (5.40%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.13%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.90%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.90%) FMCG
8 5 (1.59%) Social Media
8 5 (1.59%) DTV
9 4 (1.27%) Physics
9 4 (1.27%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.27%) User Experience
10 3 (0.95%) FlexPod
10 3 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.95%) RMADS
10 3 (0.95%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.95%) CESG
10 3 (0.95%) CESG CLAS
11 2 (0.63%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 81 (25.71%) Linux
2 35 (11.11%) UNIX
3 29 (9.21%) Windows
4 15 (4.76%) Android
5 11 (3.49%) CentOS
6 9 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (2.54%) Fedora
8 7 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.90%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.27%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.32%) AIX
13 1 (0.32%) HPUX
13 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
3 51 (16.19%) TDD
4 40 (12.70%) DevOps
5 39 (12.38%) OO
6 37 (11.75%) BDD
7 35 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 33 (10.48%) SOA
8 33 (10.48%) Configuration Management
9 32 (10.16%) Scrum
10 27 (8.57%) CRM
11 26 (8.25%) Automated Testing
12 25 (7.94%) Web Development
13 24 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (7.30%) Process Management
15 22 (6.98%) Project Management
15 22 (6.98%) Software Engineering
16 21 (6.67%) Migration
17 19 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
18 17 (5.40%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 157 (49.84%) Java
2 54 (17.14%) Apex Code
3 43 (13.65%) SQL
4 35 (11.11%) Python
5 30 (9.52%) Scala
6 28 (8.89%) JavaScript
7 24 (7.62%) PHP
7 24 (7.62%) Ruby
8 18 (5.71%) Perl
9 17 (5.40%) C#
10 15 (4.76%) Bash Shell
11 13 (4.13%) C++
12 11 (3.49%) PHP5
13 9 (2.86%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.86%) C
13 9 (2.86%) PL/SQL
14 8 (2.54%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.59%) VBA
16 4 (1.27%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.95%) Lua
Qualifications
1 14 (4.44%) Degree
2 13 (4.13%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.49%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.95%) PMP
4 3 (0.95%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.63%) CISA
5 2 (0.63%) CISM
5 2 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.63%) CISSP
5 2 (0.63%) RHCE
5 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.32%) CCIE
6 1 (0.32%) CCNA
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.95%) QA
2 3 (0.95%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (8.25%) Active Directory
3 21 (6.67%) Xen
4 17 (5.40%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.49%) vCloud
6 5 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.95%) vSphere
7 3 (0.95%) KVM
8 2 (0.63%) HDFS
8 2 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.63%) qmail
8 2 (0.63%) Postfix
8 2 (0.63%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.32%) VMFS
9 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 42 (13.33%) Puppet
2 21 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.22%) Salt
4 6 (1.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (1.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (1.59%) Nagios
6 3 (0.95%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.63%) Ansible
7 2 (0.63%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.32%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.32%) Foglight
8 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 62 (19.68%) Salesforce.com
2 50 (15.87%) VMware
3 48 (15.24%) Microsoft
4 33 (10.48%) Google
5 24 (7.62%) Oracle
6 15 (4.76%) Red Hat
7 13 (4.13%) SAP
8 10 (3.17%) IBM
9 8 (2.54%) Citrix
10 7 (2.22%) Cisco
10 7 (2.22%) Facebook
10 7 (2.22%) Rackspace
11 6 (1.90%) Zend
11 6 (1.90%) IronPort
11 6 (1.90%) Symantec
11 6 (1.90%) SaltStack
12 5 (1.59%) EMC
12 5 (1.59%) NetApp
13 4 (1.27%) Adobe
14 3 (0.95%) HP
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