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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Computing
Rank 411 428 449
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +21
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 143 118 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.88% 11.11% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 78 62
Average daily rate
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£438 £400 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -15.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £257 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £584
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £365 £425
% change year-on-year
+23.28% -14.11%
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
1610 1062 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.36% 2.29% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1030 731 418
Average daily rate £405 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 32 6
Average hourly rate £16.25 £32.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.21% +137.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £13.71 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £49.75 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +151.85%
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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 22 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 22 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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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 +44 89 £450 +5.88% 38
South West -2 29 £450 - 4
South East -17 19 £325 -16.12% 15
East of England -24 3 £388 +40.90% 3
West Midlands -10 2 £308 -44.09% 3
North West -14 2 £481 +13.23% 4
Yorkshire -5 1 £450 +400.00% 8
East Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - -
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Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 159 (48.04%) Java
2 84 (25.38%) Linux
3 79 (23.87%) SaaS
4 66 (19.94%) VMware
5 64 (19.34%) Web Services
6 62 (18.73%) TDD
7 56 (16.92%) Salesforce.com
7 56 (16.92%) Amazon AWS
8 53 (16.01%) Windows
9 51 (15.41%) SQL
9 51 (15.41%) SQL Server
9 51 (15.41%) Apex Code
9 51 (15.41%) Visualforce
10 50 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
11 47 (14.20%) Force.com
11 47 (14.20%) Mason
11 47 (14.20%) VMware Infrastructure
12 46 (13.90%) UNIX
12 46 (13.90%) Puppet
13 45 (13.60%) BDD
14 44 (13.29%) OO
15 42 (12.69%) Finance
16 41 (12.39%) MySQL
16 41 (12.39%) Microsoft
17 40 (12.08%) .NET
18 39 (11.78%) Continuous Integration
18 39 (11.78%) Scala
18 39 (11.78%) DevOps
19 38 (11.48%) Amazon EC2
20 37 (11.18%) Python

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 30 (9.06%) Tomcat
2 24 (7.25%) Apache
3 23 (6.95%) WebSphere
4 19 (5.74%) SharePoint
5 18 (5.44%) IIS
6 16 (4.83%) nginx
7 15 (4.53%) Node.js
8 14 (4.23%) WebLogic
9 10 (3.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (3.02%) Jetty
10 8 (2.42%) MS Exchange
11 7 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (2.11%) Lync
12 4 (1.21%) SAP Web AS
12 4 (1.21%) MQSeries
12 4 (1.21%) Documentum
13 3 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.91%) LiveCycle
13 3 (0.91%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 16 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.63%) MS Office
3 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.30%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.30%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 79 (23.87%) SaaS
2 56 (16.92%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (14.20%) Force.com
4 38 (11.48%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (4.83%) Google App Engine
6 16 (4.83%) PaaS
7 15 (4.53%) IaaS
8 3 (0.91%) Google Compute Engine
9 2 (0.60%) Joyent
9 2 (0.60%) Office 365
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.67%) TCP/IP
2 24 (7.25%) DNS
2 24 (7.25%) HTTP
3 20 (6.04%) DHCP
4 16 (4.83%) SSL
5 12 (3.63%) FTP
6 11 (3.32%) LAN
7 10 (3.02%) Firewall
7 10 (3.02%) IPsec
8 7 (2.11%) SAN
8 7 (2.11%) VPN
9 6 (1.81%) WAN
10 5 (1.51%) MPLS
11 4 (1.21%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.91%) Internet
12 3 (0.91%) Network Security
13 2 (0.60%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (0.60%) tcpdump
13 2 (0.60%) Reverse Proxy
13 2 (0.60%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (15.41%) SQL Server
2 41 (12.39%) MySQL
3 32 (9.67%) CouchDB
4 25 (7.55%) Big Data
5 20 (6.04%) NoSQL
6 15 (4.53%) MongoDB
7 13 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (3.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (3.63%) Hadoop
9 10 (3.02%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (2.72%) Oracle Database
11 8 (2.42%) Relational Database
11 8 (2.42%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (1.21%) HBase
14 4 (1.21%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
15 3 (0.91%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 26 (7.85%) Jenkins
2 22 (6.65%) Git (software)
3 19 (5.74%) TeamCity
4 18 (5.44%) Ant
5 17 (5.14%) Subversion
6 16 (4.83%) Maven
7 15 (4.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (4.23%) JIRA
9 13 (3.93%) Mercurial
9 13 (3.93%) Gerrit
10 12 (3.63%) AnthillPro
11 5 (1.51%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.21%) Apache Ivy
12 4 (1.21%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (0.91%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.91%) ClearQuest
13 3 (0.91%) RSpec
13 3 (0.91%) WATIR
13 3 (0.91%) Gradle
14 2 (0.60%) FishEye
General
1 42 (12.69%) Finance
2 32 (9.67%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.72%) Retail
4 8 (2.42%) Marketing
5 7 (2.11%) Games
6 6 (1.81%) Banking
6 6 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.21%) Front Office
7 4 (1.21%) Electronics
7 4 (1.21%) Publishing
8 3 (0.91%) Legal
8 3 (0.91%) iGaming
9 2 (0.60%) Back Office
9 2 (0.60%) Advertising
9 2 (0.60%) Law
10 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) Billing
10 1 (0.30%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (28.10%) Developer
2 58 (17.52%) Architect
3 23 (6.95%) Analyst
4 21 (6.34%) Administrator
5 20 (6.04%) Scala Developer
6 19 (5.74%) Consultant
7 18 (5.44%) Salesforce.com Developer
8 16 (4.83%) Project Manager
8 16 (4.83%) Java Developer
9 13 (3.93%) Technical Architect
10 12 (3.63%) Java Architect
11 11 (3.32%) Database Developer
12 10 (3.02%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.02%) Deployment Manager
12 10 (3.02%) Business Analyst
13 9 (2.72%) Software Engineer
13 9 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (2.72%) Salesforce.com Administrator
14 8 (2.42%) Systems Administrator
15 6 (1.81%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (19.34%) Web Services
2 51 (15.41%) Visualforce
3 47 (14.20%) Mason
4 40 (12.08%) .NET
5 35 (10.57%) Akka
6 32 (9.67%) Play Framework
7 31 (9.37%) Batik
7 31 (9.37%) SVG
8 28 (8.46%) J2EE
9 22 (6.65%) Servlets
10 21 (6.34%) CSS
11 19 (5.74%) Middleware
12 18 (5.44%) HTML
13 14 (4.23%) XML
14 12 (3.63%) jQuery
15 11 (3.32%) Spring
16 9 (2.72%) JSON
17 8 (2.42%) AngularJS
17 8 (2.42%) CSS3
18 7 (2.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.34%) Open Source
2 17 (5.14%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.32%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.42%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.11%) Clustering
5 7 (2.11%) Taxonomies
6 6 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.81%) FMCG
7 5 (1.51%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.51%) Physics
8 4 (1.21%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.21%) Social Media
8 4 (1.21%) Statistics
8 4 (1.21%) DTV
9 3 (0.91%) W3C
9 3 (0.91%) Grid Computing
9 3 (0.91%) Replication
9 3 (0.91%) CESG
9 3 (0.91%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (0.91%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 84 (25.38%) Linux
2 53 (16.01%) Windows
3 46 (13.90%) UNIX
4 16 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (4.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (3.63%) Android
5 12 (3.63%) CentOS
5 12 (3.63%) Ubuntu
6 10 (3.02%) Apple iOS
7 9 (2.72%) Fedora
8 5 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.21%) SUSE
9 4 (1.21%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.91%) Debian
10 3 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.60%) AIX
11 2 (0.60%) VMS
12 1 (0.30%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (18.73%) TDD
2 50 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (13.60%) BDD
4 44 (13.29%) OO
5 39 (11.78%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (11.78%) DevOps
6 34 (10.27%) Web Development
7 33 (9.97%) SOA
8 32 (9.67%) Scrum
9 31 (9.37%) Process Management
10 29 (8.76%) Project Management
11 26 (7.85%) Configuration Management
12 24 (7.25%) Unit Testing
13 22 (6.65%) Migration
13 22 (6.65%) ITIL
14 20 (6.04%) Automated Testing
14 20 (6.04%) Software Engineering
15 17 (5.14%) CRM
15 17 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (4.53%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 159 (48.04%) Java
2 51 (15.41%) SQL
2 51 (15.41%) Apex Code
3 39 (11.78%) Scala
4 37 (11.18%) Python
5 32 (9.67%) JavaScript
6 31 (9.37%) Ruby
7 22 (6.65%) C#
8 21 (6.34%) Bash Shell
9 17 (5.14%) PowerShell
9 17 (5.14%) Perl
10 16 (4.83%) PHP
10 16 (4.83%) PL/SQL
11 14 (4.23%) C++
12 9 (2.72%) VBA
13 7 (2.11%) C
14 6 (1.81%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.51%) PHP5
16 4 (1.21%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (8.46%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.14%) Degree
4 8 (2.42%) CISSP
4 8 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.11%) MCP
5 7 (2.11%) MCSE
5 7 (2.11%) CISM
5 7 (2.11%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.21%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.60%) CISA
7 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.60%) RHCE
8 1 (0.30%) CCIE
8 1 (0.30%) CCNA
8 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.51%) QA
2 4 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.21%) SLA
3 3 (0.91%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (14.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (5.44%) vCloud
3 13 (3.93%) Xen
4 12 (3.63%) Active Directory
5 11 (3.32%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.42%) VMware ESX
7 7 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.11%) KVM
8 3 (0.91%) vSphere
8 3 (0.91%) XenServer
8 3 (0.91%) qmail
8 3 (0.91%) Sendmail
8 3 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.60%) Postfix
9 2 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.30%) Snort
10 1 (0.30%) Squid
10 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.30%) VMFS
10 1 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 46 (13.90%) Puppet
2 16 (4.83%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.11%) Foglight
3 7 (2.11%) Backup Exec
3 7 (2.11%) Capistrano
3 7 (2.11%) HAProxy
4 6 (1.81%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.51%) Salt
6 2 (0.60%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.30%) Nagios
7 1 (0.30%) Nessus
7 1 (0.30%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.30%) Ansible
Vendors
1 66 (19.94%) VMware
2 56 (16.92%) Salesforce.com
3 41 (12.39%) Microsoft
4 36 (10.88%) Oracle
5 21 (6.34%) Google
6 19 (5.74%) Citrix
7 17 (5.14%) Red Hat
8 13 (3.93%) SAP
9 11 (3.32%) IBM
10 10 (3.02%) Cisco
11 7 (2.11%) McAfee
11 7 (2.11%) Sophos
11 7 (2.11%) Lumension
12 6 (1.81%) Splunk
12 6 (1.81%) HP
13 5 (1.51%) Adobe
13 5 (1.51%) SaltStack
14 4 (1.21%) Rackspace
14 4 (1.21%) CA
15 3 (0.91%) NetApp
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