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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Computing
Rank 403 368 423
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +55
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 189 135 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.14% 16.07% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 81 113
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 £320 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £31.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.51% -22.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £28.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-61.40% -28.75%
Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1438 840 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.80% 1.95% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 551 467
Average daily rate £420 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.14 £12.15 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £31.65 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
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 18 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 18 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 +25 118 £450 +5.88% 53
South East -22 23 £488 +21.87% 12
South West - 16 £475 - 5
West Midlands -12 10 £250 -37.50% 1
Yorkshire -19 10 £320 -24.70% 3
East of England -29 10 £379 -31.13% 8
North West - 2 £425 - 5
East Midlands - - - - 1
Cloud Computing
UK

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 120 (39.60%) Java
2 80 (26.40%) Linux
3 63 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (20.46%) VMware
5 58 (19.14%) Windows
5 58 (19.14%) Web Services
5 58 (19.14%) SaaS
6 56 (18.48%) SQL Server
7 54 (17.82%) TDD
8 51 (16.83%) Puppet
9 50 (16.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 47 (15.51%) SQL
11 45 (14.85%) Amazon AWS
12 43 (14.19%) Microsoft
13 42 (13.86%) UNIX
14 38 (12.54%) OO
15 37 (12.21%) BDD
16 35 (11.55%) Oracle
17 34 (11.22%) .NET
17 34 (11.22%) SOA
17 34 (11.22%) Scrum
17 34 (11.22%) Security Cleared
18 33 (10.89%) MySQL
19 32 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
20 31 (10.23%) SC Cleared
21 30 (9.90%) ITIL
21 30 (9.90%) Big Data
22 29 (9.57%) Opscode Chef
22 29 (9.57%) Scala
22 29 (9.57%) Open Source

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 (7.59%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.94%) IIS
2 18 (5.94%) Apache
2 18 (5.94%) Tomcat
3 15 (4.95%) WebSphere
4 11 (3.63%) nginx
4 11 (3.63%) Lync
5 10 (3.30%) WebLogic
6 8 (2.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (2.64%) MS Exchange
7 7 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (2.31%) Node.js
8 5 (1.65%) CMS
8 5 (1.65%) Documentum
9 4 (1.32%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.32%) SAP Web AS
9 4 (1.32%) Jetty
10 3 (0.99%) LiveCycle
10 3 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.94%) MS Office
3 4 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.66%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 58 (19.14%) SaaS
2 45 (14.85%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (8.91%) Amazon EC2
4 26 (8.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (7.59%) Force.com
6 20 (6.60%) PaaS
7 18 (5.94%) IaaS
8 7 (2.31%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.66%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.66%) Joyent
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.33%) Office 365
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.33%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.26%) TCP/IP
2 21 (6.93%) DNS
3 19 (6.27%) DHCP
4 16 (5.28%) HTTP
5 10 (3.30%) LAN
5 10 (3.30%) SAN
6 8 (2.64%) WAN
6 8 (2.64%) SSL
6 8 (2.64%) Firewall
6 8 (2.64%) Network Security
7 7 (2.31%) MPLS
8 6 (1.98%) Internet
8 6 (1.98%) FTP
8 6 (1.98%) IPsec
8 6 (1.98%) NAS
9 4 (1.32%) Ethernet
9 4 (1.32%) VoIP
10 3 (0.99%) SSH
10 3 (0.99%) VPN
10 3 (0.99%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (18.48%) SQL Server
2 33 (10.89%) MySQL
3 30 (9.90%) Big Data
4 25 (8.25%) CouchDB
5 20 (6.60%) MongoDB
6 17 (5.61%) NoSQL
7 13 (4.29%) Hadoop
8 12 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (3.63%) Oracle Database
10 10 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (3.30%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (2.64%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.98%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.98%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (1.32%) HBase
14 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (5.28%) Jenkins
2 15 (4.95%) TeamCity
3 11 (3.63%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (3.30%) Visual Studio
5 9 (2.97%) Maven
5 9 (2.97%) Subversion
5 9 (2.97%) JIRA
5 9 (2.97%) Mercurial
5 9 (2.97%) Ant
6 8 (2.64%) AnthillPro
6 8 (2.64%) Gerrit
6 8 (2.64%) Cucumber
7 6 (1.98%) WATIR
8 5 (1.65%) RSpec
8 5 (1.65%) ClearQuest
9 4 (1.32%) Apache Ivy
9 4 (1.32%) FishEye
9 4 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.66%) Hudson
General
1 28 (9.24%) Finance
2 25 (8.25%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.30%) Games
4 7 (2.31%) Retail
5 5 (1.65%) Banking
6 4 (1.32%) Legal
6 4 (1.32%) Publishing
7 3 (0.99%) Front Office
7 3 (0.99%) Back Office
8 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.66%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 72 (23.76%) Developer
2 59 (19.47%) Architect
3 25 (8.25%) Consultant
4 20 (6.60%) Analyst
4 20 (6.60%) Scala Developer
5 17 (5.61%) Technical Architect
6 13 (4.29%) Software Engineer
6 13 (4.29%) Administrator
7 10 (3.30%) Database Developer
7 10 (3.30%) Enterprise Architect
8 9 (2.97%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (2.97%) Test Manager
9 8 (2.64%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (2.64%) Deployment Manager
9 8 (2.64%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (2.64%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 7 (2.31%) Java Architect
10 7 (2.31%) Java Developer
10 7 (2.31%) Technical Analyst
11 6 (1.98%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (19.14%) Web Services
2 34 (11.22%) .NET
3 28 (9.24%) Akka
4 27 (8.91%) Visualforce
5 26 (8.58%) Play Framework
6 25 (8.25%) Batik
6 25 (8.25%) SVG
7 24 (7.92%) Middleware
7 24 (7.92%) Mason
8 18 (5.94%) J2EE
9 17 (5.61%) HTML
10 15 (4.95%) XML
11 14 (4.62%) CSS
12 9 (2.97%) RESTful
12 9 (2.97%) ASP.NET
12 9 (2.97%) REST
13 8 (2.64%) AngularJS
13 8 (2.64%) SOAP
13 8 (2.64%) HTML5
13 8 (2.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.57%) Open Source
2 17 (5.61%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.64%) Clustering
4 7 (2.31%) Taxonomies
4 7 (2.31%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.31%) N-Tier
5 5 (1.65%) Statistics
5 5 (1.65%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (1.65%) Grid Computing
5 5 (1.65%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.32%) Machine Learning
6 4 (1.32%) Replication
6 4 (1.32%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (0.99%) FMCG
7 3 (0.99%) Visualisation
7 3 (0.99%) W3C
8 2 (0.66%) Xbox
8 2 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 80 (26.40%) Linux
2 58 (19.14%) Windows
3 42 (13.86%) UNIX
4 18 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.30%) CentOS
7 9 (2.97%) Ubuntu
8 7 (2.31%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.31%) Debian
8 7 (2.31%) VMS
8 7 (2.31%) Solaris
9 6 (1.98%) SUSE
9 6 (1.98%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.98%) Android
10 5 (1.65%) Fedora
10 5 (1.65%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.99%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.33%) OpenSolaris
13 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (17.82%) TDD
3 38 (12.54%) OO
4 37 (12.21%) BDD
5 34 (11.22%) SOA
5 34 (11.22%) Scrum
6 32 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (9.90%) ITIL
8 28 (9.24%) Web Development
9 27 (8.91%) Project Management
10 25 (8.25%) Process Management
11 20 (6.60%) Test Automation
12 19 (6.27%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (5.94%) Service Management
14 17 (5.61%) TOGAF
14 17 (5.61%) Migration
15 16 (5.28%) Enterprise Architecture
16 15 (4.95%) PRINCE2
17 14 (4.62%) Business Analysis
17 14 (4.62%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 120 (39.60%) Java
2 47 (15.51%) SQL
3 29 (9.57%) Scala
4 28 (9.24%) Ruby
5 27 (8.91%) Apex Code
6 25 (8.25%) Python
6 25 (8.25%) JavaScript
7 23 (7.59%) Bash Shell
8 21 (6.93%) C#
9 19 (6.27%) Perl
10 16 (5.28%) PowerShell
11 12 (3.96%) Shell Script
12 11 (3.63%) PL/SQL
13 10 (3.30%) PHP
14 9 (2.97%) C++
15 8 (2.64%) VBA
16 7 (2.31%) C
17 5 (1.65%) AWK
17 5 (1.65%) VB
17 5 (1.65%) sed
Qualifications
1 34 (11.22%) Security Cleared
2 31 (10.23%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.61%) Degree
4 9 (2.97%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.31%) CISSP
5 7 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.31%) MCP
5 7 (2.31%) MCSE
6 6 (1.98%) CISM
6 6 (1.98%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.99%) ISEB
7 3 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.33%) GSAE
8 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) CISA
8 1 (0.33%) CCNP
8 1 (0.33%) CCNA
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.29%) QA
2 6 (1.98%) SLA
3 4 (1.32%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 50 (16.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (6.60%) Hyper-V
3 14 (4.62%) vCloud
4 12 (3.96%) VMware ESX
4 12 (3.96%) Active Directory
4 12 (3.96%) Xen
5 7 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.31%) KVM
6 5 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (1.65%) XenServer
7 3 (0.99%) vSphere
8 1 (0.33%) Squid
8 1 (0.33%) Snort
8 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.33%) OpenSSH
8 1 (0.33%) XenApp
8 1 (0.33%) qmail
8 1 (0.33%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 51 (16.83%) Puppet
2 29 (9.57%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (3.30%) Backup Exec
4 8 (2.64%) Foglight
5 7 (2.31%) Capistrano
5 7 (2.31%) HAProxy
6 6 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.65%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.33%) Nessus
9 1 (0.33%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.33%) WSUS
9 1 (0.33%) SCOM
9 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.33%) Nagios
9 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 62 (20.46%) VMware
2 43 (14.19%) Microsoft
3 35 (11.55%) Oracle
4 27 (8.91%) Salesforce.com
5 20 (6.60%) Citrix
6 17 (5.61%) HP
7 14 (4.62%) Red Hat
7 14 (4.62%) Google
8 10 (3.30%) Cisco
8 10 (3.30%) IBM
9 7 (2.31%) McAfee
9 7 (2.31%) Sophos
9 7 (2.31%) Rackspace
9 7 (2.31%) Lumension
10 6 (1.98%) Splunk
11 5 (1.65%) Sun
11 5 (1.65%) CA
11 5 (1.65%) SAP
11 5 (1.65%) Nimsoft
12 4 (1.32%) JBoss
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day plus Flexible working hours
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton
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Rate: £540 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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City of London
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Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Berkshire
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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London
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Rate: £475 - £575 per day
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Oxfordshire
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Rate: £400 - £475 per day
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City of London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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London
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London
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Greater London
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