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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Computing
Rank 415 436 409
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -27
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 166 116 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.03% 9.51% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 75 84
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £236 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
1839 1220 712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.71% 2.61% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1244 784 477
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 22 13
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.23 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -13.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.35 £11.80 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £44.25 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.23 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.49% -13.87%

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 December 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 December 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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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 +22 73 £500 +8.10% 41
South East +1 51 £500 +17.64% 15
South West -20 17 £545 +61.48% 3
East of England -9 11 £425 +123.68% 5
East Midlands - 5 £335 -
North West -12 4 £325 -29.72% 3
Yorkshire -14 2 £373 -19.45% 2
West Midlands - 2 £413 - 1
North East - - - -
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Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 119 (37.78%) Java
2 81 (25.71%) Microsoft
3 77 (24.44%) SaaS
4 74 (23.49%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (23.17%) Linux
6 64 (20.32%) SQL
7 63 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
8 59 (18.73%) CRM
9 58 (18.41%) Visualforce
9 58 (18.41%) Apex Code
10 56 (17.78%) Mason
11 53 (16.83%) Force.com
12 52 (16.51%) .NET
12 52 (16.51%) Active Directory
13 48 (15.24%) SharePoint
13 48 (15.24%) Lync
14 47 (14.92%) VMware
15 45 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
15 45 (14.29%) Hyper-V
15 45 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
16 43 (13.65%) SharePoint 2013
16 43 (13.65%) Finance
17 42 (13.33%) Clustering
18 40 (12.70%) Dynamics CRM
18 40 (12.70%) Dynamics AX
19 39 (12.38%) SharePoint 2010
19 39 (12.38%) Web Services
20 38 (12.06%) BizTalk Server
20 38 (12.06%) DevOps
21 37 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 48 (15.24%) SharePoint
1 48 (15.24%) Lync
2 45 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 43 (13.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 39 (12.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 38 (12.06%) BizTalk Server
6 24 (7.62%) Apache
7 20 (6.35%) Tomcat
8 17 (5.40%) Jetty
9 15 (4.76%) OpenStack
10 12 (3.81%) nginx
11 11 (3.49%) MS Exchange
12 10 (3.17%) WebSphere
12 10 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (2.86%) Node.js
13 9 (2.86%) IIS
14 8 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (2.22%) CMS
15 7 (2.22%) Office Communications Server
16 4 (1.27%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 18 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.32%) MS Project
2 1 (0.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 40 (12.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 40 (12.70%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.59%) assyst
3 2 (0.63%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.63%) SAP ECC
3 2 (0.63%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 77 (24.44%) SaaS
2 53 (16.83%) Force.com
3 32 (10.16%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (6.35%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (5.71%) IaaS
6 15 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
7 14 (4.44%) Google App Engine
7 14 (4.44%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (4.44%) Office 365
8 9 (2.86%) PaaS
9 4 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.95%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.95%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.63%) Heroku
11 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.32%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.32%) Joyent
12 1 (0.32%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.35%) TCP/IP
2 19 (6.03%) DNS
3 16 (5.08%) Internet
4 15 (4.76%) DHCP
5 13 (4.13%) FTP
5 13 (4.13%) HTTP
6 12 (3.81%) Firewall
7 11 (3.49%) IPsec
8 10 (3.17%) LAN
8 10 (3.17%) WAN
8 10 (3.17%) SSL
8 10 (3.17%) SAN
9 6 (1.90%) Network Security
9 6 (1.90%) Unified Communications
10 4 (1.27%) NAS
10 4 (1.27%) VPN
11 3 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.95%) VRRP
12 2 (0.63%) SSH
12 2 (0.63%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.35%) MySQL
2 17 (5.40%) SQL Server
3 16 (5.08%) Hadoop
4 14 (4.44%) NoSQL
4 14 (4.44%) Big Data
5 13 (4.13%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.17%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.22%) Redis
8 6 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.59%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.63%) QlikView
12 2 (0.63%) CouchDB
12 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (10.48%) Git (software)
2 25 (7.94%) Jenkins
3 20 (6.35%) JIRA
4 11 (3.49%) Subversion
5 10 (3.17%) Maven
6 9 (2.86%) TeamCity
7 8 (2.54%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.22%) JUnit
8 7 (2.22%) EasyMock
8 7 (2.22%) jMock
8 7 (2.22%) StarTeam
9 6 (1.90%) Ant
10 5 (1.59%) Selenium
11 4 (1.27%) Hudson
12 3 (0.95%) Gradle
12 3 (0.95%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.95%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
13 2 (0.63%) NetBeans
General
1 43 (13.65%) Finance
2 27 (8.57%) Banking
3 15 (4.76%) Retail
4 13 (4.13%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.49%) Marketing
6 10 (3.17%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.22%) Local Government
8 5 (1.59%) Legal
8 5 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.27%) Publishing
9 4 (1.27%) Games
10 2 (0.63%) Advertising
10 2 (0.63%) Billing
10 2 (0.63%) Electronics
10 2 (0.63%) Law
11 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.32%) Front Office
11 1 (0.32%) Back Office
11 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (26.98%) Architect
2 77 (24.44%) Developer
3 40 (12.70%) Technical Architect
4 30 (9.52%) Analyst
5 29 (9.21%) Java Developer
6 23 (7.30%) Senior Developer
7 19 (6.03%) Infrastructure Architect
8 18 (5.71%) Salesforce.com Developer
9 16 (5.08%) Project Manager
9 16 (5.08%) Business Analyst
10 14 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
10 14 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
10 14 (4.44%) Senior Java Developer
11 12 (3.81%) Consultant
12 11 (3.49%) Salesforce.com Architect
13 9 (2.86%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
13 9 (2.86%) Senior Architect
13 9 (2.86%) Administrator
14 7 (2.22%) Senior Manager
14 7 (2.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (18.41%) Visualforce
2 56 (17.78%) Mason
3 52 (16.51%) .NET
4 39 (12.38%) Web Services
5 30 (9.52%) Application Packaging
6 24 (7.62%) XML
7 22 (6.98%) HTML
8 19 (6.03%) RESTful
9 15 (4.76%) Middleware
10 14 (4.44%) Servlets
10 14 (4.44%) J2EE
10 14 (4.44%) Spring
11 11 (3.49%) LAMP
12 9 (2.86%) Hibernate
12 9 (2.86%) CSS
12 9 (2.86%) jQuery
13 8 (2.54%) .NET Framework
14 7 (2.22%) ASP.NET
14 7 (2.22%) OpenSocial
14 7 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.33%) Clustering
2 20 (6.35%) Open Source
3 15 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.13%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.17%) Client/Server
6 10 (3.17%) Data Structures
7 7 (2.22%) Streaming Media
7 7 (2.22%) Reference Data
7 7 (2.22%) Data Integration
7 7 (2.22%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.90%) User Experience
9 5 (1.59%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.59%) IPTV
9 5 (1.59%) Replication
9 5 (1.59%) Grid Computing
10 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.95%) RMADS
11 3 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.95%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 73 (23.17%) Linux
2 32 (10.16%) Windows
3 21 (6.67%) UNIX
4 14 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.86%) Android
8 8 (2.54%) Windows XP
9 7 (2.22%) Windows 8
9 7 (2.22%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.59%) CentOS
11 3 (0.95%) Fedora
12 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (23.49%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (18.73%) CRM
3 45 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 38 (12.06%) DevOps
5 37 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 36 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (10.16%) Scrum
8 31 (9.84%) SOA
9 28 (8.89%) Migration
10 27 (8.57%) Configuration Management
11 24 (7.62%) Enterprise Architecture
12 21 (6.67%) TDD
13 19 (6.03%) E-Commerce
13 19 (6.03%) Unit Testing
14 18 (5.71%) ITIL
15 15 (4.76%) Automated Testing
16 14 (4.44%) Software Engineering
16 14 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (4.44%) Analytics
17 13 (4.13%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 119 (37.78%) Java
2 64 (20.32%) SQL
3 58 (18.41%) Apex Code
4 30 (9.52%) Python
5 20 (6.35%) C
6 18 (5.71%) C#
7 17 (5.40%) JavaScript
7 17 (5.40%) PHP
8 16 (5.08%) PowerShell
8 16 (5.08%) C++
8 16 (5.08%) Ruby
9 13 (4.13%) Perl
10 12 (3.81%) Shell Script
11 10 (3.17%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.22%) PHP5
12 7 (2.22%) VBScript
12 7 (2.22%) VB
13 5 (1.59%) Groovy
14 3 (0.95%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.63%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 34 (10.79%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.13%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.49%) Degree
5 9 (2.86%) RHCE
6 7 (2.22%) RHCA
6 7 (2.22%) RHCSA
7 4 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.27%) MCSE
7 4 (1.27%) MCSA
7 4 (1.27%) CCNA
8 3 (0.95%) PMP
8 3 (0.95%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.95%) MCP
9 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.32%) CISSP
10 1 (0.32%) CCIE
10 1 (0.32%) CISA
10 1 (0.32%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.86%) QA
2 5 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.95%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (16.51%) Active Directory
2 45 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 36 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (4.44%) Xen
5 4 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.95%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.95%) UAG
6 3 (0.95%) Varnish
6 3 (0.95%) Squid
7 2 (0.63%) qmail
7 2 (0.63%) Postfix
7 2 (0.63%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.63%) Docker
7 2 (0.63%) HDFS
7 2 (0.63%) vCloud
8 1 (0.32%) KVM
8 1 (0.32%) vSphere
8 1 (0.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (7.62%) Puppet
2 17 (5.40%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (3.49%) SCCM
4 7 (2.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 7 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (2.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (1.90%) Vagrant
6 4 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (1.27%) Ansible
6 4 (1.27%) Nagios
7 3 (0.95%) Salt
8 1 (0.32%) Control-M
8 1 (0.32%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.32%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 81 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 63 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
3 47 (14.92%) VMware
4 24 (7.62%) Oracle
5 21 (6.67%) Google
6 19 (6.03%) Red Hat
7 12 (3.81%) SAP
8 10 (3.17%) Perforce
9 9 (2.86%) EMC
10 7 (2.22%) Symantec
10 7 (2.22%) IronPort
10 7 (2.22%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.90%) Facebook
11 6 (1.90%) Zend
11 6 (1.90%) Citrix
11 6 (1.90%) IBM
12 5 (1.59%) NetApp
12 5 (1.59%) Cisco
12 5 (1.59%) Business Objects
12 5 (1.59%) Remedy
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