The table below looks at the statistics for Cloud Computing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cloud Computing over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Computing
Rank 130 115 130
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +15
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 13 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.40% 9.38% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 1
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£400 £488 £999
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -51.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £365 £450
% change year-on-year
+23.28% -18.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cloud Computing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Cloud Services Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
125 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.73% 1.42% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 17 9
Average daily rate £413 £348 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.70% +17.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £145 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £553 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £103.50 £29.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+253.84% -22.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

Cloud Computing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Cloud Computing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Cloud Computing
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Cloud Computing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Cloud Computing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cloud Computing across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Cloud Computing Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Cloud Computing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
Somerset - 4 £508 - 1
Bristol - 3 £375 - 7
Devon - 3 £340 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Dorset - - - - 3
Cloud Computing
England

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 37 (82.22%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (75.56%) Java
3 29 (64.44%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (62.22%) TDD
5 27 (60.00%) Web Services
6 24 (53.33%) OO
7 23 (51.11%) BDD
8 21 (46.67%) Play Framework
8 21 (46.67%) Scala
8 21 (46.67%) CouchDB
8 21 (46.67%) Web Development
8 21 (46.67%) Batik
8 21 (46.67%) SVG
8 21 (46.67%) Process Management
8 21 (46.67%) Akka
9 13 (28.89%) SaaS
10 12 (26.67%) Scrum
11 10 (22.22%) jQuery
11 10 (22.22%) Spring
11 10 (22.22%) Python
11 10 (22.22%) PHP
12 7 (15.56%) MySQL
12 7 (15.56%) CSS
12 7 (15.56%) Servlets
12 7 (15.56%) Tomcat
12 7 (15.56%) E-Commerce
12 7 (15.56%) Fedora
12 7 (15.56%) LAMP
12 7 (15.56%) Linux
12 7 (15.56%) Red Hat

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 7 (15.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.22%) Documentum
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.22%) Teamcenter
2 1 (2.22%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 29 (64.44%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (28.89%) SaaS
3 7 (15.56%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (8.89%) PaaS
5 1 (2.22%) IaaS
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.22%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (46.67%) CouchDB
2 7 (15.56%) MySQL
3 3 (6.67%) Big Data
3 3 (6.67%) Hadoop
3 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.22%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Ant
1 3 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (6.67%) ClearCase
1 3 (6.67%) Subversion
1 3 (6.67%) Maven
1 3 (6.67%) Apache Ivy
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.89%) Marketing
2 4 (8.89%) Electronics
2 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Developer
2 16 (35.56%) Architect
3 14 (31.11%) Java Developer
4 11 (24.44%) Scala Developer
5 10 (22.22%) Java Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Junior Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Junior Java Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Junior
7 3 (6.67%) Coordinator
7 3 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Technical Business Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Security Architect
9 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Architect
9 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Architect
9 1 (2.22%) Consultant
9 1 (2.22%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (60.00%) Web Services
2 21 (46.67%) SVG
2 21 (46.67%) Batik
2 21 (46.67%) Akka
2 21 (46.67%) Play Framework
3 10 (22.22%) jQuery
3 10 (22.22%) Spring
4 7 (15.56%) LAMP
4 7 (15.56%) Servlets
4 7 (15.56%) CSS
5 4 (8.89%) .NET
5 4 (8.89%) J2EE
6 3 (6.67%) JSP
6 3 (6.67%) Struts
6 3 (6.67%) Hibernate
6 3 (6.67%) RESTful
6 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (4.44%) Middleware
8 1 (2.22%) Visualforce
8 1 (2.22%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) DTV
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.67%) CESG
2 3 (6.67%) CESG CLAS
2 3 (6.67%) RMADS
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Linux
1 7 (15.56%) Fedora
1 7 (15.56%) CentOS
2 3 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (82.22%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (62.22%) TDD
3 24 (53.33%) OO
4 23 (51.11%) BDD
5 21 (46.67%) Web Development
5 21 (46.67%) Process Management
6 12 (26.67%) Scrum
7 7 (15.56%) E-Commerce
7 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.89%) Information Security
8 4 (8.89%) Programme Management
8 4 (8.89%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (8.89%) Pair Programming
9 3 (6.67%) Risk Management
9 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.67%) Release Management
9 3 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (6.67%) Information Assurance
10 2 (4.44%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 34 (75.56%) Java
2 21 (46.67%) Scala
3 10 (22.22%) Python
3 10 (22.22%) PHP
4 7 (15.56%) Ruby
4 7 (15.56%) PHP5
5 3 (6.67%) Lua
5 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.67%) Perl
6 1 (2.22%) SQL
6 1 (2.22%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.67%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Red Hat
2 5 (11.11%) SAP
3 2 (4.44%) webMethods
3 2 (4.44%) Informatica
4 1 (2.22%) VMware
4 1 (2.22%) Teradata
4 1 (2.22%) Cognos
4 1 (2.22%) Siebel
4 1 (2.22%) EMC
4 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Business Objects
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