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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Computing
Rank 351 391 404
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +13
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 238 165 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.48% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.73% 9.23% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 119 73
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£488 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £525 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £481 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.94% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £11.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+218.18% -67.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -61.40%
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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
2725 1788 1008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.54% 3.73% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1768 1145 664
Average daily rate £415 £410 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% +26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 30 33
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.25 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -29.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £8.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.40 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -51.92%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -10 101 £500 +11.11% 60
North West +42 63 £600 +41.17% 1
South East +1 31 £380 -20.00% 16
Yorkshire +13 28 £300 - 4
West Midlands -12 8 £451 +70.36% 3
North East - 7 £288 -
South West -10 6 £388 -13.88% 5
East of England +5 3 £613 +28.94% 25
East Midlands - 2 £525 - 4
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Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 159 (39.65%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (36.41%) Java
3 145 (36.16%) Amazon AWS
4 134 (33.42%) Linux
5 94 (23.44%) Microsoft
6 87 (21.70%) Opscode Chef
7 86 (21.45%) .NET
8 80 (19.95%) Big Data
9 78 (19.45%) DevOps
10 76 (18.95%) VMware
11 73 (18.20%) Oracle
12 71 (17.71%) Python
13 68 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
14 67 (16.71%) JavaScript
15 64 (15.96%) Data Warehouse
16 62 (15.46%) Configuration Management
16 62 (15.46%) Open Source
17 60 (14.96%) IaaS
17 60 (14.96%) Hadoop
18 59 (14.71%) Windows
19 57 (14.21%) Citrix
20 54 (13.47%) Visualisation
21 51 (12.72%) MongoDB
22 50 (12.47%) Puppet
23 47 (11.72%) Microsoft Azure
23 47 (11.72%) Security Cleared
24 46 (11.47%) Continuous Integration
25 44 (10.97%) Finance
25 44 (10.97%) Teradata
25 44 (10.97%) SaaS

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 40 (9.98%) Node.js
2 37 (9.23%) Tomcat
3 36 (8.98%) IIS
4 33 (8.23%) Apache
4 33 (8.23%) nginx
5 28 (6.98%) WebSphere
6 26 (6.48%) Jetty
7 24 (5.99%) SharePoint
7 24 (5.99%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.50%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.50%) CMS
8 6 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.25%) Magnolia
9 5 (1.25%) Lync
9 5 (1.25%) SAS
10 4 (1.00%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.50%) Tuxedo
12 2 (0.50%) GlassFish
Applications
1 24 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.75%) SPSS
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.25%) MS Project
4 1 (0.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.24%) BigMachines
2 6 (1.50%) assyst
3 4 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 145 (36.16%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (14.96%) IaaS
3 47 (11.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (10.97%) SaaS
5 36 (8.98%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (6.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 27 (6.73%) Google App Engine
7 22 (5.49%) Force.com
8 12 (2.99%) Amazon ELB
8 12 (2.99%) PaaS
9 11 (2.74%) Office 365
10 6 (1.50%) OpenShift
11 5 (1.25%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.50%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.50%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.25%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.98%) DNS
2 34 (8.48%) TCP/IP
2 34 (8.48%) DHCP
3 29 (7.23%) HTTP
4 26 (6.48%) IPsec
5 24 (5.99%) FTP
6 18 (4.49%) Firewall
6 18 (4.49%) SSL
6 18 (4.49%) Internet
7 16 (3.99%) Unified Communications
8 15 (3.74%) LAN
9 14 (3.49%) Network Security
10 13 (3.24%) WAN
11 11 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (2.24%) VoIP
13 7 (1.75%) VPN
14 5 (1.25%) SAN
14 5 (1.25%) Broadband
15 4 (1.00%) LDAP
15 4 (1.00%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (19.95%) Big Data
2 64 (15.96%) Data Warehouse
3 60 (14.96%) Hadoop
4 51 (12.72%) MongoDB
5 44 (10.97%) Apache Cassandra
6 30 (7.48%) SQL Server
7 16 (3.99%) MySQL
8 15 (3.74%) NoSQL
9 14 (3.49%) Relational Database
10 10 (2.49%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (1.75%) Redis
12 6 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.50%) HBase
13 5 (1.25%) Apache Hive
13 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (1.00%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
15 3 (0.75%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 35 (8.73%) Jenkins
2 19 (4.74%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.49%) Oracle APEX
4 8 (2.00%) Maven
5 7 (1.75%) Hudson
5 7 (1.75%) Cucumber
5 7 (1.75%) Mercurial
5 7 (1.75%) Ant
6 6 (1.50%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.25%) RSpec
7 5 (1.25%) StarTeam
7 5 (1.25%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.00%) JIRA
9 1 (0.25%) Subversion
9 1 (0.25%) jMock
9 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.25%) EasyMock
9 1 (0.25%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.25%) ClearCase
General
1 44 (10.97%) Finance
2 22 (5.49%) Marketing
3 18 (4.49%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.49%) Publishing
5 6 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.50%) Banking
5 6 (1.50%) Multimedia
6 5 (1.25%) Retail
7 4 (1.00%) Electronics
7 4 (1.00%) German Language
7 4 (1.00%) Italian Language
7 4 (1.00%) Billing
8 3 (0.75%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.75%) French Language
8 3 (0.75%) Games
9 2 (0.50%) Advertising
9 2 (0.50%) Korean Language
9 2 (0.50%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.50%) Turkish Language
10 1 (0.25%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 108 (26.93%) Architect
2 64 (15.96%) Developer
3 47 (11.72%) Technical Architect
4 30 (7.48%) DevOps Engineer
4 30 (7.48%) Solutions Architect
5 29 (7.23%) Java Developer
6 27 (6.73%) Digital Architect
7 26 (6.48%) Senior Architect
8 24 (5.99%) Consultant
8 24 (5.99%) Analyst
9 20 (4.99%) Digital Technical Architect
10 15 (3.74%) Chief Architect
11 14 (3.49%) Administrator
11 14 (3.49%) Project Manager
11 14 (3.49%) Cloud Architect
12 13 (3.24%) Infrastructure Architect
12 13 (3.24%) Senior Technical Architect
13 10 (2.49%) Senior Solutions Architect
14 9 (2.24%) Head of Security
14 9 (2.24%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (21.45%) .NET
2 35 (8.73%) AngularJS
3 34 (8.48%) Servlets
4 31 (7.73%) Visualforce
4 31 (7.73%) Web Services
4 31 (7.73%) J2EE
4 31 (7.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 30 (7.48%) Mason
6 21 (5.24%) RESTful
7 19 (4.74%) ASP.NET
7 19 (4.74%) Middleware
8 18 (4.49%) jQuery
8 18 (4.49%) KnockoutJS
9 17 (4.24%) XML
10 15 (3.74%) WCF
11 14 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (2.99%) HTML
12 12 (2.99%) Ruby on Rails
13 10 (2.49%) CSS
14 8 (2.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 62 (15.46%) Open Source
2 54 (13.47%) Visualisation
3 33 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (5.49%) User Experience
5 19 (4.74%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.49%) Replication
6 10 (2.49%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.49%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.00%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.25%) PKI
8 5 (1.25%) CESG
8 5 (1.25%) Grid Computing
9 4 (1.00%) DTV
9 4 (1.00%) Streaming Video
9 4 (1.00%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.00%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.00%) BYOD
10 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.75%) Social Media
10 3 (0.75%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 134 (33.42%) Linux
2 59 (14.71%) Windows
3 42 (10.47%) UNIX
4 15 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.74%) Android
7 10 (2.49%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.50%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.25%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.25%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.00%) CentOS
11 3 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.75%) Fedora
12 2 (0.50%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (39.65%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (19.45%) DevOps
3 62 (15.46%) Configuration Management
4 46 (11.47%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (9.23%) Machine Learning
6 33 (8.23%) ITIL
7 31 (7.73%) Analytics
8 29 (7.23%) E-Commerce
9 28 (6.98%) Unit Testing
9 28 (6.98%) Automated Testing
10 25 (6.23%) TDD
11 24 (5.99%) CRM
12 22 (5.49%) Project Management
13 21 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (4.74%) Scrum
15 18 (4.49%) Load Balancing
15 18 (4.49%) ETL
16 17 (4.24%) Big Data Analytics
16 17 (4.24%) SOA
16 17 (4.24%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 146 (36.41%) Java
2 71 (17.71%) Python
3 67 (16.71%) JavaScript
4 41 (10.22%) R
5 33 (8.23%) SQL
5 33 (8.23%) Ruby
6 31 (7.73%) Apex Code
7 22 (5.49%) Bash Shell
7 22 (5.49%) PHP
7 22 (5.49%) C#
8 17 (4.24%) Shell Script
9 10 (2.49%) PowerShell
10 9 (2.24%) C
11 7 (1.75%) Groovy
12 6 (1.50%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.25%) VBScript
13 5 (1.25%) VB
14 4 (1.00%) Perl
15 3 (0.75%) COBOL
15 3 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (11.72%) Security Cleared
2 32 (7.98%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.49%) Degree
4 14 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (3.24%) DV Cleared
5 13 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (2.74%) CISA
6 11 (2.74%) MCSE
6 11 (2.74%) CCNA
7 8 (2.00%) CISSP
8 7 (1.75%) CISM
8 7 (1.75%) MCSA
9 6 (1.50%) CCNP
10 5 (1.25%) RHCSA
10 5 (1.25%) RHCA
10 5 (1.25%) RHCE
10 5 (1.25%) MCP
11 4 (1.00%) ISEB
12 2 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.00%) SLA
3 3 (0.75%) QA
4 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 68 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (5.24%) Xen
3 20 (4.99%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.74%) QEMU
4 11 (2.74%) KVM
5 7 (1.75%) VirtualBox
5 7 (1.75%) Varnish
5 7 (1.75%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.50%) Docker
7 5 (1.25%) UAG
7 5 (1.25%) XenApp
8 4 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.75%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.75%) vCloud
9 3 (0.75%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.50%) XenServer
10 2 (0.50%) Squid
10 2 (0.50%) vSphere
11 1 (0.25%) pfSense
11 1 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 87 (21.70%) Opscode Chef
2 50 (12.47%) Puppet
3 39 (9.73%) StatsD
4 18 (4.49%) Ansible
5 12 (2.99%) SCCM
6 7 (1.75%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.75%) Salt
9 2 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.50%) Control-M
9 2 (0.50%) SCOM
9 2 (0.50%) Mesos
9 2 (0.50%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.25%) Pingdom
10 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.25%) yum
10 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.25%) WSUS
10 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 94 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 76 (18.95%) VMware
3 73 (18.20%) Oracle
4 57 (14.21%) Citrix
5 44 (10.97%) Teradata
6 38 (9.48%) Apigee
6 38 (9.48%) Mashery
6 38 (9.48%) Tableau
7 36 (8.98%) Salesforce.com
8 28 (6.98%) Google
9 16 (3.99%) Red Hat
10 11 (2.74%) Akamai
10 11 (2.74%) Cisco
11 10 (2.49%) SAP
12 9 (2.24%) Eloqua
12 9 (2.24%) Sitecore
12 9 (2.24%) Siebel
13 7 (1.75%) Remedy
14 6 (1.50%) IBM
14 6 (1.50%) Rackspace
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