The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 South West 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Computing
Rank 110 112 131
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +19
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 28 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.92% 0.093% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 22.58% 8.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 0 0
Average daily rate
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£388 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £335 £425
% change year-on-year
+34.32% -21.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cloud Services Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
124 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.08% 1.17% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 13 2
Average daily rate £375 £350 £199
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +76.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+27.50% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £103.50 £45.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.00% +125.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-52.94% +151.85%
Cloud Computing
England

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 31 July 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 31 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
Bristol - 12 £450 - 3
Somerset - 9 £350 -
Wiltshire - 4 £300 -
Devon - 4 £550 -
Dorset - - - -
Cloud Computing
England

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 36 (80.00%) Java
2 34 (75.56%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (73.33%) TDD
4 32 (71.11%) Web Services
5 30 (66.67%) OO
5 30 (66.67%) BDD
6 28 (62.22%) Akka
6 28 (62.22%) Play Framework
6 28 (62.22%) CouchDB
6 28 (62.22%) Scala
6 28 (62.22%) Web Development
6 28 (62.22%) Batik
6 28 (62.22%) SVG
6 28 (62.22%) Process Management
7 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (20.00%) SaaS
9 7 (15.56%) jQuery
9 7 (15.56%) Scrum
9 7 (15.56%) Spring
9 7 (15.56%) Python
9 7 (15.56%) PHP
10 5 (11.11%) MySQL
10 5 (11.11%) CSS
10 5 (11.11%) Servlets
10 5 (11.11%) Tomcat
10 5 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 5 (11.11%) Red Hat
10 5 (11.11%) Linux
10 5 (11.11%) Finance
10 5 (11.11%) LAMP

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.22%) Documentum
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) 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 34 (75.56%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (20.00%) SaaS
3 5 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (4.44%) 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 28 (62.22%) CouchDB
2 5 (11.11%) MySQL
3 2 (4.44%) Big Data
3 2 (4.44%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.22%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Ant
1 2 (4.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (4.44%) ClearCase
1 2 (4.44%) Subversion
1 2 (4.44%) Maven
1 2 (4.44%) Apache Ivy
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.67%) Marketing
2 3 (6.67%) Electronics
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (51.11%) Developer
2 16 (35.56%) Scala Developer
3 15 (33.33%) Architect
4 12 (26.67%) Java Architect
5 11 (24.44%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Junior Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Junior Java Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Junior
7 3 (6.67%) Coordinator
8 2 (4.44%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Technical Business Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Cloud Architect
9 1 (2.22%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com Consultant
9 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Architect
9 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Architect
9 1 (2.22%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (71.11%) Web Services
2 28 (62.22%) SVG
2 28 (62.22%) Batik
2 28 (62.22%) Akka
2 28 (62.22%) Play Framework
3 7 (15.56%) jQuery
3 7 (15.56%) Spring
4 5 (11.11%) LAMP
4 5 (11.11%) Servlets
4 5 (11.11%) CSS
5 3 (6.67%) JSP
5 3 (6.67%) .NET
6 2 (4.44%) J2EE
6 2 (4.44%) Struts
6 2 (4.44%) Hibernate
6 2 (4.44%) RESTful
6 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.22%) Visualforce
7 1 (2.22%) Mason
7 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) DTV
1 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 3 (6.67%) CESG
1 3 (6.67%) CESG CLAS
1 3 (6.67%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Linux
1 5 (11.11%) Fedora
1 5 (11.11%) CentOS
2 2 (4.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (73.33%) TDD
2 30 (66.67%) OO
2 30 (66.67%) BDD
3 28 (62.22%) Web Development
3 28 (62.22%) Process Management
4 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (15.56%) Scrum
6 5 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.89%) Pair Programming
8 3 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (6.67%) Information Security
8 3 (6.67%) Programme Management
8 3 (6.67%) Risk Management
8 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.67%) Information Assurance
8 3 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (4.44%) Release Management
9 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (80.00%) Java
2 28 (62.22%) Scala
3 7 (15.56%) Python
3 7 (15.56%) PHP
4 5 (11.11%) Ruby
4 5 (11.11%) PHP5
5 2 (4.44%) Lua
5 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.44%) Perl
6 1 (2.22%) SQL
6 1 (2.22%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 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 5 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 4 (8.89%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) Cognos
3 1 (2.22%) Siebel
3 1 (2.22%) EMC
3 1 (2.22%) Informatica
3 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.22%) webMethods
3 1 (2.22%) VMware
3 1 (2.22%) Teradata
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) Business Objects