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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Computing
Rank 431 414 460
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +46
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 144 130 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.48% 11.81% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 89 55
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£434 £400 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -15.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £335 £425
% change year-on-year
+34.32% -21.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £54.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1698 1101 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.44% 2.36% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1082 753 421
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 28 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £31.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.16% +129.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £13.35 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £48.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-51.47% +151.85%
Cloud Computing
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +43 90 £450 +5.88% 32
South West +5 27 £400 - 4
South East -28 20 £325 -13.33% 22
East of England -25 4 £388 +34.78% 7
North West -3 2 £481 +13.23% 5
West Midlands -15 2 £308 -44.09%
Yorkshire +3 1 £450 +74.75% 7
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
Cloud Computing
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Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 158 (48.32%) Java
2 80 (24.46%) SaaS
3 79 (24.16%) Linux
4 62 (18.96%) Web Services
4 62 (18.96%) VMware
4 62 (18.96%) TDD
5 57 (17.43%) Salesforce.com
6 53 (16.21%) Amazon AWS
7 52 (15.90%) Apex Code
7 52 (15.90%) Visualforce
8 51 (15.60%) Windows
9 50 (15.29%) SQL
10 48 (14.68%) Force.com
10 48 (14.68%) Mason
10 48 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
11 47 (14.37%) SQL Server
12 44 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
12 44 (13.46%) BDD
12 44 (13.46%) Puppet
13 43 (13.15%) OO
13 43 (13.15%) UNIX
14 41 (12.54%) MySQL
14 41 (12.54%) Microsoft
14 41 (12.54%) Finance
15 40 (12.23%) .NET
16 39 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
17 37 (11.31%) Scala
17 37 (11.31%) Amazon EC2
18 36 (11.01%) Python
18 36 (11.01%) DevOps

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 29 (8.87%) Tomcat
2 23 (7.03%) Apache
3 22 (6.73%) WebSphere
4 19 (5.81%) SharePoint
5 18 (5.50%) IIS
6 16 (4.89%) nginx
6 16 (4.89%) Node.js
7 13 (3.98%) WebLogic
8 11 (3.36%) Jetty
9 9 (2.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (2.45%) MS Exchange
11 7 (2.14%) Lync
11 7 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.22%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.92%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.92%) Documentum
13 3 (0.92%) SAP Web AS
13 3 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.92%) LiveCycle
14 2 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 16 (4.89%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.67%) MS Office
3 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.31%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 80 (24.46%) SaaS
2 53 (16.21%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (14.68%) Force.com
4 37 (11.31%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (4.89%) Google App Engine
6 16 (4.89%) PaaS
7 14 (4.28%) IaaS
8 4 (1.22%) Office 365
9 3 (0.92%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.31%) Joyent
10 1 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.17%) TCP/IP
2 24 (7.34%) DNS
2 24 (7.34%) HTTP
3 20 (6.12%) DHCP
4 16 (4.89%) SSL
5 12 (3.67%) FTP
6 11 (3.36%) LAN
7 10 (3.06%) Firewall
7 10 (3.06%) IPsec
8 7 (2.14%) VPN
8 7 (2.14%) SAN
9 6 (1.83%) WAN
10 5 (1.53%) MPLS
11 4 (1.22%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.92%) Internet
13 2 (0.61%) VLAN
13 2 (0.61%) SSH
13 2 (0.61%) NAS
13 2 (0.61%) Reverse Proxy
13 2 (0.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (14.37%) SQL Server
2 41 (12.54%) MySQL
3 30 (9.17%) CouchDB
4 25 (7.65%) Big Data
5 21 (6.42%) NoSQL
6 17 (5.20%) MongoDB
7 13 (3.98%) Hadoop
8 12 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (3.06%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.45%) Oracle Database
10 8 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (2.14%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (1.22%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.22%) Apache Hive
13 4 (1.22%) HBase
14 3 (0.92%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 26 (7.95%) Jenkins
2 23 (7.03%) Git (software)
3 19 (5.81%) TeamCity
4 17 (5.20%) Ant
4 17 (5.20%) Subversion
5 16 (4.89%) Maven
6 15 (4.59%) JIRA
7 14 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (3.67%) Mercurial
8 12 (3.67%) Gerrit
9 11 (3.36%) AnthillPro
10 5 (1.53%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.22%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.92%) Apache Ivy
12 3 (0.92%) Gradle
12 3 (0.92%) WATIR
12 3 (0.92%) RSpec
13 2 (0.61%) Selenium
13 2 (0.61%) ClearQuest
13 2 (0.61%) ClearCase
General
1 41 (12.54%) Finance
2 30 (9.17%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.75%) Retail
4 8 (2.45%) Banking
4 8 (2.45%) Marketing
5 6 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.83%) Games
6 4 (1.22%) Front Office
6 4 (1.22%) Electronics
6 4 (1.22%) Legal
6 4 (1.22%) Publishing
7 3 (0.92%) iGaming
8 2 (0.61%) Advertising
8 2 (0.61%) Law
8 2 (0.61%) Back Office
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
9 1 (0.31%) Local Government
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (28.75%) Developer
2 58 (17.74%) Architect
3 23 (7.03%) Analyst
4 22 (6.73%) Administrator
5 18 (5.50%) Salesforce.com Developer
5 18 (5.50%) Project Manager
5 18 (5.50%) Consultant
5 18 (5.50%) Scala Developer
6 17 (5.20%) Java Developer
7 13 (3.98%) Technical Architect
8 12 (3.67%) Java Architect
9 11 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (3.36%) Database Developer
10 10 (3.06%) Business Analyst
10 10 (3.06%) Salesforce.com Administrator
11 9 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (2.75%) Deployment Manager
12 8 (2.45%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (2.45%) Software Engineer
13 7 (2.14%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (18.96%) Web Services
2 52 (15.90%) Visualforce
3 48 (14.68%) Mason
4 40 (12.23%) .NET
5 33 (10.09%) Akka
6 30 (9.17%) Play Framework
7 29 (8.87%) SVG
7 29 (8.87%) Batik
8 26 (7.95%) J2EE
9 22 (6.73%) Servlets
10 21 (6.42%) CSS
11 19 (5.81%) HTML
12 18 (5.50%) Middleware
13 15 (4.59%) XML
14 12 (3.67%) jQuery
14 12 (3.67%) Spring
15 9 (2.75%) AngularJS
15 9 (2.75%) JSON
16 8 (2.45%) RESTful
16 8 (2.45%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.42%) Open Source
2 19 (5.81%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.98%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.14%) Clustering
4 7 (2.14%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.14%) Taxonomies
5 6 (1.83%) FMCG
5 6 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.53%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.53%) Physics
7 4 (1.22%) Statistics
7 4 (1.22%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.22%) DTV
7 4 (1.22%) Social Media
8 3 (0.92%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.92%) Replication
8 3 (0.92%) Grid Computing
8 3 (0.92%) W3C
8 3 (0.92%) RMADS
8 3 (0.92%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 79 (24.16%) Linux
2 51 (15.60%) Windows
3 43 (13.15%) UNIX
4 18 (5.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.67%) Android
6 12 (3.67%) Ubuntu
7 10 (3.06%) CentOS
7 10 (3.06%) Apple iOS
8 8 (2.45%) Fedora
9 6 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.22%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.92%) SUSE
13 2 (0.61%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.61%) Debian
13 2 (0.61%) AIX
13 2 (0.61%) VMS
13 2 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (18.96%) TDD
2 48 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (13.46%) BDD
4 43 (13.15%) OO
5 39 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (11.01%) DevOps
7 33 (10.09%) Scrum
8 32 (9.79%) SOA
8 32 (9.79%) Web Development
9 29 (8.87%) Process Management
10 26 (7.95%) Configuration Management
11 25 (7.65%) Project Management
11 25 (7.65%) Unit Testing
12 21 (6.42%) ITIL
12 21 (6.42%) Migration
13 20 (6.12%) Automated Testing
13 20 (6.12%) Software Engineering
13 20 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (5.20%) CRM
15 15 (4.59%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 158 (48.32%) Java
2 52 (15.90%) Apex Code
3 50 (15.29%) SQL
4 37 (11.31%) Scala
5 36 (11.01%) Python
6 33 (10.09%) JavaScript
7 31 (9.48%) Ruby
8 22 (6.73%) C#
9 19 (5.81%) Bash Shell
10 17 (5.20%) Perl
10 17 (5.20%) PowerShell
11 15 (4.59%) PHP
11 15 (4.59%) PL/SQL
12 14 (4.28%) C++
13 9 (2.75%) VBA
14 7 (2.14%) C
15 5 (1.53%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.53%) PHP5
16 4 (1.22%) Objective-C
17 2 (0.61%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 26 (7.95%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.65%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.20%) Degree
4 8 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.14%) MCP
5 7 (2.14%) MCSE
5 7 (2.14%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.83%) CISSP
7 5 (1.53%) CISM
8 3 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.92%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.61%) CISA
9 2 (0.61%) PMP
9 2 (0.61%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.61%) RHCE
10 1 (0.31%) CCIE
10 1 (0.31%) CCNA
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (1.22%) QA
2 3 (0.92%) SLA
2 3 (0.92%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (4.89%) vCloud
3 13 (3.98%) Active Directory
4 12 (3.67%) Xen
5 11 (3.36%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.83%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.83%) KVM
8 4 (1.22%) vSphere
9 3 (0.92%) qmail
9 3 (0.92%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.61%) Postfix
10 2 (0.61%) XenServer
10 2 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.31%) VMFS
11 1 (0.31%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 44 (13.46%) Puppet
2 15 (4.59%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.14%) Capistrano
3 7 (2.14%) HAProxy
3 7 (2.14%) Backup Exec
3 7 (2.14%) Foglight
4 6 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (1.83%) Salt
5 2 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.61%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.61%) Ansible
6 1 (0.31%) Nagios
6 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.31%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.31%) Nessus
Vendors
1 62 (18.96%) VMware
2 57 (17.43%) Salesforce.com
3 41 (12.54%) Microsoft
4 33 (10.09%) Oracle
5 22 (6.73%) Google
6 19 (5.81%) Citrix
7 15 (4.59%) Red Hat
8 14 (4.28%) SAP
9 11 (3.36%) IBM
10 10 (3.06%) Cisco
11 7 (2.14%) Lumension
11 7 (2.14%) McAfee
11 7 (2.14%) Sophos
12 6 (1.83%) Adobe
12 6 (1.83%) Splunk
13 5 (1.53%) SaltStack
13 5 (1.53%) HP
14 3 (0.92%) Akamai
14 3 (0.92%) Rackspace
14 3 (0.92%) WSO2
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