The table below looks at the statistics for Cloud Computing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cloud Computing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Computing
Rank 125 107 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 6 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.24% 0.60% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.80% 25.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £280 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
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 Scotland region.

Cloud Services Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
125 64 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.91% 2.42% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 28 12
Average daily rate £375 £310 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -20.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £213 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £14.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -0.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £16.86
% change year-on-year
+2.60% +12.67%

Cloud Computing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

Cloud Computing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Cloud Computing
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cloud Computing across the Scotland region.

Cloud Computing Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Cloud Computing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Edinburgh -17 4 - - 2
Glasgow +3 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £280 -
Cloud Computing
UK

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 7 (63.64%) Java
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
3 4 (36.36%) DevOps
3 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
3 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
3 4 (36.36%) Xen
3 4 (36.36%) QA
3 4 (36.36%) Tomcat
3 4 (36.36%) IPsec
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) IIS
3 4 (36.36%) Servlets
3 4 (36.36%) Unix
3 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
3 4 (36.36%) DHCP
3 4 (36.36%) FTP
3 4 (36.36%) HTTP
3 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 4 (36.36%) DNS
3 4 (36.36%) IBM
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) Apache
4 3 (27.27%) JIRA

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (36.36%) IIS
1 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
1 4 (36.36%) Tomcat
1 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
2 3 (27.27%) Apache
2 3 (27.27%) Confluence
3 2 (18.18%) Lync
3 2 (18.18%) nginx
4 1 (9.09%) Alfresco
4 1 (9.09%) CMS
4 1 (9.09%) Drupal
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) BigMachines
1 1 (9.09%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon S3
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DHCP
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
1 4 (36.36%) FTP
1 4 (36.36%) HTTP
1 4 (36.36%) IPsec
1 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (18.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Consultant
1 4 (36.36%) DevOps Consultant
1 4 (36.36%) Project Manager
2 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Development Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Drupal Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) PHP Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PHP Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Servlets
2 2 (18.18%) Middleware
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (9.09%) Ajax
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) Mason
3 1 (9.09%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Unix
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
1 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (36.36%) DevOps
1 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
2 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (18.18%) Kanban
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) UML
3 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Apex Code
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (36.36%) Xen
2 2 (18.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) IBM
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 4 (36.36%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) Atlassian
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (9.09%) Siebel