The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 England 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Computing
Rank 385 383 416
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +33
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 183 134 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.87% 15.82% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 81 112
Average daily rate £450 £400 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £28.50 -
% change year-on-year
-61.40% -
Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1422 847 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.86% 1.97% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 561 471
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £23.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.78% +2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.02 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.01 £36.65 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-50.96% +4.00%
Cloud Computing
UK

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +36 115 £450 +5.88% 28
South East -13 21 £475 +18.75% 9
South West - 16 £475 - 3
Yorkshire -13 10 £320 -24.70%
West Midlands -15 10 £250 -37.50% 1
East of England -26 9 £379 -31.13% 6
North West - 2 £425 - 4
East Midlands - - - -
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Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 121 (40.60%) Java
2 80 (26.85%) Linux
3 64 (21.48%) VMware
4 61 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (19.46%) SaaS
5 58 (19.46%) Windows
6 57 (19.13%) SQL Server
7 54 (18.12%) Web Services
8 52 (17.45%) TDD
9 51 (17.11%) Puppet
9 51 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 47 (15.77%) SQL
11 46 (15.44%) Microsoft
12 42 (14.09%) Amazon AWS
13 41 (13.76%) UNIX
14 38 (12.75%) .NET
15 37 (12.42%) OO
16 35 (11.74%) BDD
17 34 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
18 33 (11.07%) Security Cleared
18 33 (11.07%) MySQL
18 33 (11.07%) Oracle
18 33 (11.07%) Scrum
19 32 (10.74%) SOA
20 30 (10.07%) Salesforce.com
20 30 (10.07%) Finance
20 30 (10.07%) SC Cleared
20 30 (10.07%) Visualforce
20 30 (10.07%) Apex Code
20 30 (10.07%) Amazon EC2

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 23 (7.72%) SharePoint
2 21 (7.05%) Apache
3 20 (6.71%) Tomcat
3 20 (6.71%) IIS
4 17 (5.70%) WebSphere
5 14 (4.70%) nginx
6 11 (3.69%) Lync
6 11 (3.69%) WebLogic
7 9 (3.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (2.68%) MS Exchange
9 7 (2.35%) Jetty
9 7 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (2.35%) Node.js
10 5 (1.68%) CMS
10 5 (1.68%) Documentum
11 4 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.34%) SAP Web AS
11 4 (1.34%) OpenStack
12 3 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (1.01%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 21 (7.05%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.70%) MS Office
3 4 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Summit
1 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 58 (19.46%) SaaS
2 42 (14.09%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (10.07%) Amazon EC2
4 26 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (8.72%) Force.com
5 18 (6.04%) PaaS
6 16 (5.37%) IaaS
7 10 (3.36%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.67%) Joyent
8 2 (0.67%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.72%) TCP/IP
2 22 (7.38%) DNS
3 20 (6.71%) DHCP
4 16 (5.37%) HTTP
5 11 (3.69%) SSL
6 10 (3.36%) LAN
7 8 (2.68%) WAN
7 8 (2.68%) FTP
7 8 (2.68%) SAN
7 8 (2.68%) Firewall
7 8 (2.68%) IPsec
7 8 (2.68%) Network Security
8 7 (2.35%) MPLS
9 4 (1.34%) Internet
9 4 (1.34%) Ethernet
9 4 (1.34%) NAS
10 3 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (1.01%) FWSM
10 3 (1.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (19.13%) SQL Server
2 33 (11.07%) MySQL
3 29 (9.73%) Big Data
4 24 (8.05%) CouchDB
5 18 (6.04%) MongoDB
6 15 (5.03%) NoSQL
7 12 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (3.69%) Hadoop
9 10 (3.36%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (3.02%) Oracle Database
11 8 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (2.68%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (1.34%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.34%) Relational Database
15 3 (1.01%) HBase
Development Applications
1 18 (6.04%) Jenkins
2 16 (5.37%) TeamCity
3 12 (4.03%) Git (software)
3 12 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (3.36%) Mercurial
4 10 (3.36%) Subversion
4 10 (3.36%) Maven
4 10 (3.36%) JIRA
4 10 (3.36%) Ant
4 10 (3.36%) Visual Studio
5 9 (3.02%) AnthillPro
5 9 (3.02%) Gerrit
6 8 (2.68%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.01%) WATIR
8 5 (1.68%) ClearQuest
8 5 (1.68%) RSpec
9 4 (1.34%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (1.34%) FishEye
9 4 (1.34%) Apache Ivy
10 2 (0.67%) Selenium
General
1 30 (10.07%) Finance
2 24 (8.05%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.36%) Games
4 7 (2.35%) Retail
5 6 (2.01%) Banking
6 4 (1.34%) Publishing
6 4 (1.34%) Legal
7 3 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.01%) Front Office
7 3 (1.01%) Back Office
8 2 (0.67%) Law
8 2 (0.67%) Marketing
9 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 73 (24.50%) Developer
2 54 (18.12%) Architect
3 24 (8.05%) Consultant
4 20 (6.71%) Analyst
5 19 (6.38%) Scala Developer
6 15 (5.03%) Technical Architect
7 14 (4.70%) Administrator
8 12 (4.03%) Software Engineer
9 10 (3.36%) Database Developer
9 10 (3.36%) Enterprise Architect
10 9 (3.02%) Deployment Manager
10 9 (3.02%) Test Manager
10 9 (3.02%) Salesforce.com Developer
11 8 (2.68%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (2.35%) Java Developer
12 7 (2.35%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (2.35%) Technical Analyst
12 7 (2.35%) Java Architect
12 7 (2.35%) Linux Engineer
13 6 (2.01%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (18.12%) Web Services
2 38 (12.75%) .NET
3 30 (10.07%) Visualforce
4 28 (9.40%) Akka
5 27 (9.06%) Mason
6 25 (8.39%) Play Framework
7 24 (8.05%) SVG
7 24 (8.05%) Batik
8 22 (7.38%) J2EE
9 20 (6.71%) Middleware
10 18 (6.04%) HTML
11 15 (5.03%) CSS
12 13 (4.36%) XML
13 10 (3.36%) Servlets
14 9 (3.02%) ASP.NET
14 9 (3.02%) HTML5
15 8 (2.68%) RESTful
15 8 (2.68%) CSS3
15 8 (2.68%) AngularJS
15 8 (2.68%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.73%) Open Source
2 16 (5.37%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.35%) Clustering
3 7 (2.35%) Taxonomies
3 7 (2.35%) N-Tier
4 6 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.68%) Grid Computing
5 5 (1.68%) Statistics
5 5 (1.68%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.34%) Machine Learning
6 4 (1.34%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.34%) Replication
7 3 (1.01%) W3C
7 3 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.01%) FMCG
7 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.67%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.67%) iPad
8 2 (0.67%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 80 (26.85%) Linux
2 58 (19.46%) Windows
3 41 (13.76%) UNIX
4 17 (5.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (4.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.36%) CentOS
7 9 (3.02%) Ubuntu
8 7 (2.35%) Debian
8 7 (2.35%) VMS
9 6 (2.01%) Android
9 6 (2.01%) Windows 7
9 6 (2.01%) Apple iOS
9 6 (2.01%) SUSE
10 5 (1.68%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (1.68%) Fedora
10 5 (1.68%) Solaris
11 4 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (17.45%) TDD
3 37 (12.42%) OO
4 35 (11.74%) BDD
5 34 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (11.07%) Scrum
7 32 (10.74%) SOA
8 28 (9.40%) ITIL
9 26 (8.72%) Web Development
10 24 (8.05%) Project Management
10 24 (8.05%) Process Management
11 20 (6.71%) Test Automation
12 19 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (5.37%) Migration
13 16 (5.37%) Service Management
13 16 (5.37%) Enterprise Architecture
13 16 (5.37%) Configuration Management
13 16 (5.37%) TOGAF
14 15 (5.03%) PRINCE2
15 14 (4.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (40.60%) Java
2 47 (15.77%) SQL
3 30 (10.07%) Apex Code
4 28 (9.40%) Scala
4 28 (9.40%) Ruby
5 26 (8.72%) JavaScript
6 25 (8.39%) Python
7 22 (7.38%) Bash Shell
8 21 (7.05%) C#
9 17 (5.70%) Perl
10 16 (5.37%) PowerShell
11 12 (4.03%) PL/SQL
11 12 (4.03%) Shell Script
12 9 (3.02%) C++
12 9 (3.02%) PHP
13 8 (2.68%) VBA
14 7 (2.35%) C
15 5 (1.68%) VB
15 5 (1.68%) AWK
15 5 (1.68%) sed
Qualifications
1 33 (11.07%) Security Cleared
2 30 (10.07%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.37%) Degree
4 9 (3.02%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.35%) MCP
5 7 (2.35%) MCSE
5 7 (2.35%) CISSP
5 7 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.01%) CISM
6 6 (2.01%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.01%) ISEB
7 3 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.34%) CISA
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.34%) CCNP
8 1 (0.34%) CCNA
8 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) GSAE
8 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.36%) QA
2 6 (2.01%) SLA
3 4 (1.34%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 51 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (6.04%) Hyper-V
3 15 (5.03%) vCloud
4 13 (4.36%) Xen
5 12 (4.03%) Active Directory
5 12 (4.03%) VMware ESX
6 7 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (2.35%) KVM
7 5 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (1.68%) XenServer
8 3 (1.01%) vSphere
9 1 (0.34%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.34%) OpenSSH
9 1 (0.34%) qmail
9 1 (0.34%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.34%) XenApp
9 1 (0.34%) NFS
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 51 (17.11%) Puppet
2 26 (8.72%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (3.02%) Backup Exec
4 8 (2.68%) Foglight
5 7 (2.35%) HAProxy
5 7 (2.35%) Capistrano
6 6 (2.01%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.68%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.34%) Nagios
9 1 (0.34%) Nessus
9 1 (0.34%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.34%) WSUS
9 1 (0.34%) SCOM
9 1 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 64 (21.48%) VMware
2 46 (15.44%) Microsoft
3 33 (11.07%) Oracle
4 30 (10.07%) Salesforce.com
5 20 (6.71%) Citrix
6 17 (5.70%) Google
7 15 (5.03%) HP
8 13 (4.36%) Red Hat
9 10 (3.36%) Cisco
10 9 (3.02%) IBM
11 7 (2.35%) McAfee
11 7 (2.35%) Sophos
11 7 (2.35%) Lumension
12 6 (2.01%) Rackspace
12 6 (2.01%) Splunk
13 5 (1.68%) Nimsoft
13 5 (1.68%) SAP
13 5 (1.68%) CA
14 4 (1.34%) CheckPoint
15 3 (1.01%) BMC
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