The table below looks at the statistics for Cloud Computing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cloud Computing over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Computing
Rank 448 438 531
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +93
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 160 154 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.29% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.13% 12.27% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 113 42
Average daily rate
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£495 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.75% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £366 £450
% change year-on-year
+22.86% -18.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1969 1255 755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.43% 2.38% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1220 847 454
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 28 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.90 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £46.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.97% -21.15%

Cloud Computing
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Cloud Computing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cloud Computing
Daily Rate Trend

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

Cloud Computing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cloud Computing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cloud Computing within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Cloud Computing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cloud Computing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing within the UK.

Cloud Computing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 16 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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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
England +3 154 £495 +23.75% 71
London +45 84 £500 +7.52% 37
South East -32 34 £538 +34.37% 8
Berkshire +18 24 £545 +75.80% 3
City of London +27 18 £500 +17.64% 9
Reading +12 15 £563 +90.67% 3
South West -12 13 £400 -17.94% 10
Yorkshire +7 9 £335 -36.19% 3
North West -4 6 £530 +21.14% 3
Hertfordshire -13 6 £413 -24.31% 1
East of England -45 6 £413 +37.50% 7
Leeds +6 5 £385 -26.66%
West Yorkshire +5 5 £385 -26.66% 1
Edinburgh -2 5 - - 1
Scotland -9 5 - - 1
Lancashire - 5 £515 -
Slough +1 4 £288 -36.11%
Surrey -1 4 £400 - 2
Oxfordshire -7 4 £300 -40.00%
Somerset - 4 £508 - 1
Devon - 4 £350 - 1
Woking +3 3 £400 -15.78%
West Midlands -17 3 £450 +28.57% 1
Exeter - 3 £340 -
Bristol - 2 £375 - 6
York - 2 £335 - 2
North Yorkshire - 2 £335 - 2
East Midlands +3 1 - -
Manchester -11 1 £538 +16.21% 3
Buckinghamshire -15 1 £775 +167.24%

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 172 (48.86%) Java
2 121 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (23.86%) Linux
4 79 (22.44%) SaaS
5 64 (18.18%) Web Services
5 64 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
6 61 (17.33%) Amazon AWS
6 61 (17.33%) TDD
7 56 (15.91%) Visualforce
7 56 (15.91%) Apex Code
8 54 (15.34%) .NET
8 54 (15.34%) Finance
9 53 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
10 52 (14.77%) Mason
10 52 (14.77%) Force.com
11 51 (14.49%) Microsoft
12 50 (14.20%) VMware
13 47 (13.35%) OO
13 47 (13.35%) Amazon EC2
14 45 (12.78%) BDD
15 43 (12.22%) SQL
16 42 (11.93%) Puppet
17 41 (11.65%) DevOps
18 40 (11.36%) Scala
19 39 (11.08%) Git (software)
19 39 (11.08%) Jenkins
20 37 (10.51%) Tomcat
20 37 (10.51%) Python
20 37 (10.51%) TCP/IP
21 36 (10.23%) Windows

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 37 (10.51%) Tomcat
2 28 (7.95%) WebSphere
3 25 (7.10%) Apache
4 24 (6.82%) SharePoint
5 23 (6.53%) Lync
6 22 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (5.97%) Jetty
8 16 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (4.55%) nginx
8 16 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 15 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (3.69%) IIS
10 13 (3.69%) Node.js
11 9 (2.56%) WebLogic
12 7 (1.99%) MS Exchange
12 7 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (1.70%) Office Communications Server
13 6 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (1.42%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.99%) MS Office
3 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 16 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.28%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.28%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 79 (22.44%) SaaS
2 61 (17.33%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (14.77%) Force.com
4 47 (13.35%) Amazon EC2
5 27 (7.67%) Google App Engine
6 12 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (3.41%) Office 365
7 10 (2.84%) IaaS
8 8 (2.27%) PaaS
9 3 (0.85%) Google Compute Engine
10 2 (0.57%) Heroku
10 2 (0.57%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.28%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.28%) Joyent
11 1 (0.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.51%) TCP/IP
2 34 (9.66%) HTTP
3 29 (8.24%) DNS
4 23 (6.53%) DHCP
5 22 (6.25%) SSL
6 21 (5.97%) FTP
7 19 (5.40%) IPsec
8 11 (3.13%) Firewall
9 10 (2.84%) SAN
10 7 (1.99%) VPN
11 6 (1.70%) Unified Communications
12 5 (1.42%) LAN
13 4 (1.14%) WAN
13 4 (1.14%) Internet
14 3 (0.85%) LDAP
14 3 (0.85%) Reverse Proxy
14 3 (0.85%) VRRP
15 2 (0.57%) SSH
15 2 (0.57%) NAS
15 2 (0.57%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.66%) MySQL
2 32 (9.09%) CouchDB
3 22 (6.25%) Big Data
4 19 (5.40%) SQL Server
5 17 (4.83%) MongoDB
5 17 (4.83%) NoSQL
6 16 (4.55%) Hadoop
7 13 (3.69%) Relational Database
8 9 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.42%) HBase
11 4 (1.14%) Redis
11 4 (1.14%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.85%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.57%) DB2
13 2 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (11.08%) Git (software)
1 39 (11.08%) Jenkins
2 23 (6.53%) Subversion
3 18 (5.11%) Maven
3 18 (5.11%) Ant
4 16 (4.55%) JIRA
5 12 (3.41%) TeamCity
6 9 (2.56%) Mercurial
6 9 (2.56%) Gerrit
7 8 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (2.27%) AnthillPro
8 6 (1.70%) Selenium
9 4 (1.14%) jMock
9 4 (1.14%) JUnit
9 4 (1.14%) EasyMock
9 4 (1.14%) Gradle
10 3 (0.85%) Apache Ivy
10 3 (0.85%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.85%) ClearCase
General
1 54 (15.34%) Finance
2 23 (6.53%) Banking
3 21 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 18 (5.11%) Retail
5 12 (3.41%) Marketing
6 8 (2.27%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.42%) Games
7 5 (1.42%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.42%) Electronics
8 4 (1.14%) Legal
9 3 (0.85%) Advertising
9 3 (0.85%) Law
9 3 (0.85%) Front Office
9 3 (0.85%) iGaming
9 3 (0.85%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.57%) Publishing
10 2 (0.57%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
11 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 104 (29.55%) Developer
2 70 (19.89%) Architect
3 34 (9.66%) Java Developer
4 26 (7.39%) Project Manager
5 23 (6.53%) Technical Architect
6 21 (5.97%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 20 (5.68%) Scala Developer
7 20 (5.68%) Analyst
8 18 (5.11%) Consultant
8 18 (5.11%) DevOps Engineer
9 16 (4.55%) Administrator
10 14 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (3.69%) Junior
12 12 (3.41%) Business Analyst
12 12 (3.41%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.41%) Junior Developer
12 12 (3.41%) Junior Java Developer
13 11 (3.13%) Java Architect
14 10 (2.84%) .NET Developer
14 10 (2.84%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (18.18%) Web Services
2 56 (15.91%) Visualforce
3 54 (15.34%) .NET
4 52 (14.77%) Mason
5 32 (9.09%) Servlets
6 31 (8.81%) SVG
6 31 (8.81%) Batik
6 31 (8.81%) Akka
6 31 (8.81%) Play Framework
7 30 (8.52%) J2EE
8 19 (5.40%) Middleware
8 19 (5.40%) RESTful
9 18 (5.11%) Application Packaging
10 17 (4.83%) Spring
11 16 (4.55%) CSS
12 15 (4.26%) LAMP
13 14 (3.98%) HTML
14 13 (3.69%) JSON
14 13 (3.69%) jQuery
14 13 (3.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.68%) Open Source
2 18 (5.11%) Clustering
3 17 (4.83%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.69%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.70%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.70%) FMCG
8 5 (1.42%) Social Media
8 5 (1.42%) DTV
9 4 (1.14%) Physics
9 4 (1.14%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.14%) User Experience
10 3 (0.85%) FlexPod
10 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.85%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.85%) CESG
10 3 (0.85%) CESG CLAS
10 3 (0.85%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.85%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 84 (23.86%) Linux
2 36 (10.23%) Windows
3 35 (9.94%) UNIX
4 15 (4.26%) Android
5 12 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (3.13%) CentOS
7 9 (2.56%) Apple iOS
8 8 (2.27%) Fedora
9 7 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.99%) Windows 2000
10 6 (1.70%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.28%) AIX
13 1 (0.28%) HPUX
13 1 (0.28%) Solaris
13 1 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (17.33%) TDD
3 53 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
4 47 (13.35%) OO
5 45 (12.78%) BDD
6 41 (11.65%) DevOps
7 35 (9.94%) Unit Testing
7 35 (9.94%) Scrum
8 34 (9.66%) Configuration Management
9 33 (9.38%) SOA
9 33 (9.38%) Web Development
10 31 (8.81%) Process Management
11 27 (7.67%) CRM
12 26 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (7.39%) Automated Testing
13 25 (7.10%) Software Engineering
14 24 (6.82%) Project Management
15 22 (6.25%) Migration
16 20 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
16 20 (5.68%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 172 (48.86%) Java
2 56 (15.91%) Apex Code
3 43 (12.22%) SQL
4 40 (11.36%) Scala
5 37 (10.51%) Python
6 28 (7.95%) JavaScript
7 24 (6.82%) PHP
7 24 (6.82%) Ruby
8 18 (5.11%) Perl
9 17 (4.83%) C#
10 15 (4.26%) Bash Shell
11 13 (3.69%) C++
12 11 (3.13%) PHP5
13 9 (2.56%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.56%) Shell Script
13 9 (2.56%) C
13 9 (2.56%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.42%) VBA
15 4 (1.14%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.85%) Lua
Qualifications
1 14 (3.98%) Degree
2 13 (3.69%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.85%) PMP
4 3 (0.85%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.57%) CISA
5 2 (0.57%) CISM
5 2 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.57%) CISSP
5 2 (0.57%) RHCE
5 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.28%) CCIE
6 1 (0.28%) CCNA
6 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.70%) QA
2 5 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.85%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (8.24%) Active Directory
3 21 (5.97%) Xen
4 17 (4.83%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.13%) vCloud
6 5 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.85%) vSphere
7 3 (0.85%) KVM
7 3 (0.85%) HDFS
8 2 (0.57%) qmail
8 2 (0.57%) Postfix
8 2 (0.57%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.28%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 42 (11.93%) Puppet
2 21 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.99%) Salt
4 6 (1.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (1.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (1.42%) Nagios
6 3 (0.85%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.57%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.57%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.57%) Ansible
8 1 (0.28%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.28%) Foglight
8 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 64 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
2 51 (14.49%) Microsoft
3 50 (14.20%) VMware
4 34 (9.66%) Google
5 24 (6.82%) Oracle
6 15 (4.26%) Red Hat
7 13 (3.69%) SAP
8 11 (3.13%) Citrix
9 10 (2.84%) IBM
10 7 (1.99%) Cisco
10 7 (1.99%) Rackspace
10 7 (1.99%) Facebook
11 6 (1.70%) Symantec
11 6 (1.70%) SaltStack
11 6 (1.70%) Zend
11 6 (1.70%) IronPort
12 5 (1.42%) Altiris
12 5 (1.42%) EMC
12 5 (1.42%) NetApp
13 4 (1.14%) Adobe
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