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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Computing
Rank 396 382 399
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +17
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 171 164 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.01% 13.99% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 100 58
Average daily rate
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£425 £440 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £24.50 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 -
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
Cloud Computing
UK

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
1897 1172 766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.10% 2.61% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1207 734 474
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 22 13
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.51 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.28% -10.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £9.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £34.01 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £12.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -33.33%

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 6 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cloud Computing across the England region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Cloud Computing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 6 March 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.

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Rank Change
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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 -24 75 £475 +4.10% 58
South East +7 41 £350 -12.50% 20
Yorkshire -1 18 £300 -7.69% 6
East of England +20 15 £638 +66.66% 23
West Midlands +1 5 £350 - 4
South West -7 5 £398 -16.31% 8
North West -19 5 - - 14
East Midlands - 2 £373 - 1
North East - - - - 1
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Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 108 (32.05%) Java
2 104 (30.86%) Microsoft
3 90 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (21.96%) Linux
5 69 (20.47%) SQL
6 65 (19.29%) SaaS
7 62 (18.40%) .NET
7 62 (18.40%) CRM
8 60 (17.80%) Active Directory
9 58 (17.21%) Salesforce.com
10 56 (16.62%) SharePoint
11 55 (16.32%) VMware
12 52 (15.43%) Visualforce
12 52 (15.43%) Apex Code
13 51 (15.13%) Mason
14 50 (14.84%) Disaster Recovery
15 46 (13.65%) Lync
16 45 (13.35%) SharePoint 2013
16 45 (13.35%) Hyper-V
17 44 (13.06%) VMware Infrastructure
18 43 (12.76%) Force.com
18 43 (12.76%) Security Cleared
19 42 (12.46%) DevOps
20 41 (12.17%) Exchange Server 2013
21 40 (11.87%) SharePoint 2010
21 40 (11.87%) Dynamics CRM
21 40 (11.87%) Dynamics AX
21 40 (11.87%) Clustering
21 40 (11.87%) Windows
22 39 (11.57%) Finance

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 56 (16.62%) SharePoint
2 46 (13.65%) Lync
3 45 (13.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 41 (12.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 40 (11.87%) SharePoint 2010
6 38 (11.28%) BizTalk Server
7 22 (6.53%) OpenStack
8 21 (6.23%) Apache
9 18 (5.34%) Tomcat
9 18 (5.34%) IIS
10 15 (4.45%) nginx
11 13 (3.86%) Jetty
12 10 (2.97%) WebSphere
13 9 (2.67%) MS Exchange
13 9 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (2.37%) CMS
15 7 (2.08%) Node.js
16 5 (1.48%) Magnolia
17 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
18 3 (0.89%) GlassFish
Applications
1 21 (6.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.59%) MS Project
3 1 (0.30%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 40 (11.87%) Dynamics CRM
1 40 (11.87%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.78%) assyst
3 2 (0.59%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.59%) SAP ECC
3 2 (0.59%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 65 (19.29%) SaaS
2 43 (12.76%) Force.com
3 35 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (5.93%) IaaS
5 16 (4.75%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (3.86%) PaaS
7 12 (3.56%) Amazon ELB
8 10 (2.97%) Office 365
9 9 (2.67%) Google App Engine
9 9 (2.67%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (1.48%) OpenShift
10 5 (1.48%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.19%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.30%) Joyent
12 1 (0.30%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.04%) Internet
2 15 (4.45%) TCP/IP
2 15 (4.45%) DNS
3 13 (3.86%) LAN
4 12 (3.56%) HTTP
4 12 (3.56%) Firewall
5 11 (3.26%) WAN
5 11 (3.26%) DHCP
6 10 (2.97%) Network Security
7 8 (2.37%) IPsec
8 7 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (2.08%) VoIP
8 7 (2.08%) FTP
9 6 (1.78%) SSL
9 6 (1.78%) SAN
10 5 (1.48%) Broadband
11 4 (1.19%) Ethernet
11 4 (1.19%) IPv6
11 4 (1.19%) VPN
12 3 (0.89%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.31%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.34%) Big Data
3 17 (5.04%) Hadoop
4 14 (4.15%) NoSQL
5 10 (2.97%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (2.67%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.37%) MySQL
8 7 (2.08%) Redis
9 6 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.89%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.89%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.89%) Oracle OWB
12 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.59%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 22 (6.53%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.75%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.45%) JIRA
4 8 (2.37%) Oracle APEX
4 8 (2.37%) TeamCity
4 8 (2.37%) Visual Studio
4 8 (2.37%) Maven
5 7 (2.08%) StarTeam
5 7 (2.08%) Mercurial
5 7 (2.08%) Hudson
6 5 (1.48%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.48%) Ant
7 4 (1.19%) JUnit
7 4 (1.19%) EasyMock
7 4 (1.19%) jMock
8 3 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.59%) RSpec
9 2 (0.59%) Subversion
10 1 (0.30%) Gradle
10 1 (0.30%) Servoy
General
1 39 (11.57%) Finance
2 22 (6.53%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.34%) Marketing
4 16 (4.75%) Banking
5 12 (3.56%) Retail
6 7 (2.08%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.78%) Local Government
7 6 (1.78%) Publishing
7 6 (1.78%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.48%) Multimedia
9 4 (1.19%) Games
10 3 (0.89%) Billing
10 3 (0.89%) Advertising
10 3 (0.89%) Legal
11 2 (0.59%) Electronics
11 2 (0.59%) German Language
11 2 (0.59%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.59%) Korean Language
11 2 (0.59%) Turkish Language
12 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 83 (24.63%) Architect
2 72 (21.36%) Developer
3 39 (11.57%) Technical Architect
4 37 (10.98%) Analyst
5 31 (9.20%) Java Developer
6 23 (6.82%) Consultant
7 20 (5.93%) Infrastructure Architect
8 19 (5.64%) Solutions Architect
9 17 (5.04%) DevOps Engineer
10 16 (4.75%) Senior Developer
11 15 (4.45%) Salesforce.com Developer
12 14 (4.15%) Project Manager
13 13 (3.86%) Senior Architect
14 12 (3.56%) Business Analyst
15 10 (2.97%) Integration Manager
16 9 (2.67%) Senior Java Developer
16 9 (2.67%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
17 8 (2.37%) Support Analyst
17 8 (2.37%) Software Engineer
18 7 (2.08%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (18.40%) .NET
2 52 (15.43%) Visualforce
3 51 (15.13%) Mason
4 35 (10.39%) Web Services
5 30 (8.90%) Application Packaging
6 25 (7.42%) XML
7 22 (6.53%) HTML
8 20 (5.93%) ASP.NET
9 18 (5.34%) jQuery
10 15 (4.45%) WCF
11 14 (4.15%) Servlets
12 13 (3.86%) J2EE
12 13 (3.86%) KnockoutJS
13 11 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (3.26%) CSS
13 11 (3.26%) Middleware
13 11 (3.26%) Spring
14 9 (2.67%) Ruby on Rails
14 9 (2.67%) .NET Framework
15 7 (2.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.87%) Clustering
2 29 (8.61%) Open Source
3 25 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.86%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.26%) Client/Server
5 11 (3.26%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.67%) Replication
6 9 (2.67%) User Experience
7 7 (2.08%) Grid Computing
7 7 (2.08%) Streaming Media
7 7 (2.08%) Reference Data
7 7 (2.08%) Data Integration
7 7 (2.08%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.48%) IPTV
8 5 (1.48%) PKI
9 4 (1.19%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.19%) Streaming Video
10 3 (0.89%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.89%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 74 (21.96%) Linux
2 40 (11.87%) Windows
3 16 (4.75%) UNIX
3 16 (4.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (4.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (4.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (2.97%) Android
5 8 (2.37%) Windows 7
5 8 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.08%) Windows XP
6 7 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.08%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.89%) CentOS
8 2 (0.59%) VME
8 2 (0.59%) Fedora
9 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (18.40%) CRM
3 50 (14.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 42 (12.46%) DevOps
5 39 (11.57%) Configuration Management
6 34 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 30 (8.90%) SOA
9 27 (8.01%) E-Commerce
10 26 (7.72%) Scrum
11 25 (7.42%) ITIL
12 23 (6.82%) Migration
13 21 (6.23%) TDD
14 20 (5.93%) Project Management
15 19 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (5.64%) Enterprise Architecture
16 18 (5.34%) Automated Testing
17 17 (5.04%) Software Engineering
18 16 (4.75%) Unit Testing
19 14 (4.15%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 108 (32.05%) Java
2 69 (20.47%) SQL
3 52 (15.43%) Apex Code
4 38 (11.28%) Python
5 28 (8.31%) C#
6 19 (5.64%) Bash Shell
7 18 (5.34%) C
8 15 (4.45%) PowerShell
8 15 (4.45%) Ruby
9 14 (4.15%) JavaScript
10 13 (3.86%) Shell Script
11 11 (3.26%) C++
12 9 (2.67%) Groovy
13 7 (2.08%) VBScript
13 7 (2.08%) VB
14 6 (1.78%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.48%) PHP
16 4 (1.19%) Perl
17 3 (0.89%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.59%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 43 (12.76%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.01%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.15%) Degree
4 13 (3.86%) VCP4
5 12 (3.56%) DV Cleared
6 11 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (2.67%) MCSE
8 7 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.08%) RHCE
8 7 (2.08%) RHCA
8 7 (2.08%) RHCSA
9 6 (1.78%) MCSA
10 5 (1.48%) CCNA
10 5 (1.48%) MCP
11 3 (0.89%) CISSP
11 3 (0.89%) CISA
11 3 (0.89%) CISM
12 2 (0.59%) PMP
12 2 (0.59%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.59%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.78%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.30%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.30%) SLA
2 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (17.80%) Active Directory
2 45 (13.35%) Hyper-V
3 44 (13.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.97%) Xen
5 7 (2.08%) Varnish
5 7 (2.08%) VirtualBox
5 7 (2.08%) QEMU
5 7 (2.08%) KVM
6 5 (1.48%) UAG
7 4 (1.19%) Docker
7 4 (1.19%) XenApp
8 3 (0.89%) Squid
8 3 (0.89%) vCloud
8 3 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.59%) Firmware
9 2 (0.59%) XenServer
10 1 (0.30%) vSphere
10 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 29 (8.61%) Puppet
2 23 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (3.86%) SCCM
4 12 (3.56%) Ansible
5 7 (2.08%) Vagrant
5 7 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.89%) Salt
7 3 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.30%) Mesos
8 1 (0.30%) SCOM
8 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.30%) Control-M
8 1 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 104 (30.86%) Microsoft
2 58 (17.21%) Salesforce.com
3 55 (16.32%) VMware
4 28 (8.31%) Oracle
5 19 (5.64%) Red Hat
6 13 (3.86%) Google
6 13 (3.86%) Citrix
7 11 (3.26%) Akamai
8 10 (2.97%) Perforce
9 8 (2.37%) Sitecore
10 6 (1.78%) Eloqua
10 6 (1.78%) Rackspace
10 6 (1.78%) ForgeRock
10 6 (1.78%) Remedy
10 6 (1.78%) EMC
10 6 (1.78%) SAP
10 6 (1.78%) Siebel
10 6 (1.78%) Cisco
11 5 (1.48%) IBM
12 3 (0.89%) Business Objects
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