The table below looks at the statistics for Cloud Computing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cloud Computing over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Computing
Rank 373 471 483
Rank change year-on-year
+98 +12
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 298 195 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.34% 0.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.86% 5.62% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 139 97
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £343 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £500 £495
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.08 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.24 - -

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
6136 3469 2591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.50% 5.98% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4206 2323 1654
Median daily rate £468 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.17% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 55 49
Median hourly rate £19.00 £23.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.39% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £37.09 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-29.00% +25.00%

Cloud Computing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Cloud Computing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Computing within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +92 288 £475 -5.00% 85
London +38 117 £500 -9.09% 34
South East +114 109 £450 -13.46% 22
Oxfordshire +40 68 £463 -11.05% 9
Oxford - 51 £390 - 5
City of London +21 24 £550 - 4
West Midlands -16 21 £250 -41.17% 3
North West +2 17 £430 -9.47% 2
Surrey +20 12 £525 - 3
Yorkshire -20 12 £500 - 2
Berkshire +10 11 £450 +50.00% 5
Manchester -1 10 £350 -26.31% 2
Birmingham - 10 £250 - 1
Staines - 10 £420 -
York - 8 - -
North Yorkshire - 8 - -
Cheshire +10 6 £438 -18.60%
East of England +10 6 £525 +34.18% 14
Hampshire +8 5 £475 -2.06% 1
Brighton +9 4 £320 -8.57% 2
East Sussex +6 4 £320 -8.57% 2
Sheffield -3 4 £500 +28.20%
South Yorkshire -10 4 £500 +28.20% 1
Shropshire -27 4 £415 -2.35%
Warwickshire - 4 £220 -
Warwick - 4 £220 -
Kidlington - 4 £475 - 1
Reading +24 3 - - 4
Salford - 3 £350 -
Newport - 3 £513 -

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 211 (40.89%) Amazon AWS
2 210 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (35.08%) Java
4 169 (32.75%) Linux
5 135 (26.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 120 (23.26%) Puppet
6 120 (23.26%) Python
7 119 (23.06%) DevOps
8 118 (22.87%) Jenkins
9 114 (22.09%) SQL
10 104 (20.16%) Continuous Integration
11 95 (18.41%) MongoDB
12 88 (17.05%) Continuous Delivery
12 88 (17.05%) Tomcat
13 84 (16.28%) JSON
14 83 (16.09%) Microsoft
14 83 (16.09%) Data Centre
15 80 (15.50%) J2EE
15 80 (15.50%) JavaScript
15 80 (15.50%) Ruby
16 79 (15.31%) Git (software)
17 77 (14.92%) VMware
18 76 (14.73%) Unix
18 76 (14.73%) Spring
19 75 (14.53%) Ansible
20 72 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
20 72 (13.95%) AngularJS
21 71 (13.76%) Finance
22 70 (13.57%) PaaS
23 69 (13.37%) Scrum

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 88 (17.05%) Tomcat
2 56 (10.85%) Elasticsearch
3 50 (9.69%) Apache
4 36 (6.98%) OpenStack
5 30 (5.81%) WebSphere
6 28 (5.43%) IIS
7 23 (4.46%) nginx
8 21 (4.07%) Jetty
8 21 (4.07%) Mongrel
9 20 (3.88%) Apache Spark
10 14 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (2.71%) JBoss
10 14 (2.71%) SharePoint
10 14 (2.71%) WebLogic
11 13 (2.52%) Apache Pig
11 13 (2.52%) Skype for Business
12 12 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (1.94%) WebLogic Portal
14 9 (1.74%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 27 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.78%) MS Office
2 4 (0.78%) MS Project
3 3 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.58%) SPSS
4 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
1 8 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 211 (40.89%) Amazon AWS
2 135 (26.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (13.57%) PaaS
4 48 (9.30%) GitHub
5 43 (8.33%) IaaS
6 40 (7.75%) SaaS
7 33 (6.40%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (3.88%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (3.29%) Amazon S3
9 17 (3.29%) Google App Engine
9 17 (3.29%) Office 365
10 11 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (1.94%) Amazon SQS
11 10 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (1.55%) Amazon Kinesis
13 7 (1.36%) Force.com
13 7 (1.36%) Heroku
14 3 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.58%) Engine Yard
14 3 (0.58%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 58 (11.24%) DNS
2 54 (10.47%) Firewall
3 46 (8.91%) TCP/IP
4 29 (5.62%) HTTP
5 27 (5.23%) DHCP
6 26 (5.04%) SSL
7 24 (4.65%) SAN
8 21 (4.07%) FTP
8 21 (4.07%) IPsec
9 17 (3.29%) CTI
10 16 (3.10%) VLAN
11 15 (2.91%) WAN
12 14 (2.71%) LAN
13 13 (2.52%) VoIP
14 10 (1.94%) Internet
14 10 (1.94%) Kerberos
15 9 (1.74%) NAS
16 8 (1.55%) iSCSI
17 7 (1.36%) Network Security
17 7 (1.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (18.41%) MongoDB
2 54 (10.47%) MySQL
3 49 (9.50%) SQL Server
4 46 (8.91%) Hadoop
5 42 (8.14%) Big Data
6 36 (6.98%) Couchbase
7 31 (6.01%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (4.84%) Apache Cassandra
9 24 (4.65%) NoSQL
10 22 (4.26%) Apache Hive
11 19 (3.68%) Relational Database
12 15 (2.91%) Sqoop
13 13 (2.52%) Oracle Database
14 12 (2.33%) HBase
15 8 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (1.55%) Parquet
16 7 (1.36%) Apache Zeppelin
16 7 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
16 7 (1.36%) Oracle Exadata
17 6 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 118 (22.87%) Jenkins
2 79 (15.31%) Git (software)
3 61 (11.82%) Maven
4 52 (10.08%) JUnit
5 48 (9.30%) Cucumber
6 46 (8.91%) Mockito
7 35 (6.78%) Spock
8 33 (6.40%) TeamCity
9 30 (5.81%) Gradle
10 21 (4.07%) Subversion
11 20 (3.88%) MSBuild
11 20 (3.88%) Selenium
11 20 (3.88%) Travis CI
12 19 (3.68%) Vagrant
13 18 (3.49%) NUnit
13 18 (3.49%) SpecFlow
14 17 (3.29%) JIRA
15 11 (2.13%) CMake
15 11 (2.13%) Mercurial
15 11 (2.13%) RSpec
General
1 71 (13.76%) Finance
2 16 (3.10%) Retail
3 15 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.71%) Publishing
5 13 (2.52%) Banking
6 8 (1.55%) Billing
6 8 (1.55%) Marketing
7 7 (1.36%) Games
8 5 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.97%) Front Office
9 4 (0.78%) Legal
10 3 (0.58%) Advertising
10 3 (0.58%) Back Office
10 3 (0.58%) Law
11 2 (0.39%) Automotive
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Local Government
12 1 (0.19%) Military
12 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 137 (26.55%) Developer
2 85 (16.47%) Architect
3 79 (15.31%) Java Developer
4 67 (12.98%) DevOps Engineer
5 33 (6.40%) Linux Engineer
6 30 (5.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 29 (5.62%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 24 (4.65%) Cloud Engineer
9 23 (4.46%) AWS Engineer
9 23 (4.46%) Infrastructure Architect
10 22 (4.26%) Cloud Architect
11 21 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 20 (3.88%) Build Engineer
12 20 (3.88%) Java Engineer
12 20 (3.88%) Software Engineer
13 19 (3.68%) Designer
13 19 (3.68%) Lead DevOps
13 19 (3.68%) Security Designer
14 18 (3.49%) AWS Developer
15 17 (3.29%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (16.28%) JSON
2 80 (15.50%) J2EE
3 76 (14.73%) Spring
4 72 (13.95%) AngularJS
5 68 (13.18%) Web Services
6 52 (10.08%) JMS
7 47 (9.11%) XML
8 44 (8.53%) REST
9 43 (8.33%) RESTful
10 38 (7.36%) HTML
11 29 (5.62%) LAMP
12 25 (4.84%) Servlets
13 24 (4.65%) Hibernate
13 24 (4.65%) Kafka
14 22 (4.26%) .NET
14 22 (4.26%) RabbitMQ
15 21 (4.07%) Middleware
16 20 (3.88%) HTML5
17 18 (3.49%) SOAP
18 16 (3.10%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 83 (16.09%) Data Centre
2 30 (5.81%) Public Cloud
3 24 (4.65%) Private Cloud
4 21 (4.07%) Clustering
5 19 (3.68%) Computer Science
5 19 (3.68%) Hybrid Cloud
6 16 (3.10%) Client/Server
7 13 (2.52%) Algorithms
7 13 (2.52%) Data Structures
8 11 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (2.13%) Statistics
9 9 (1.74%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.55%) Cryptography
10 8 (1.55%) DataPower
10 8 (1.55%) EMC VNX
10 8 (1.55%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.55%) Social Network
11 7 (1.36%) Grid Computing
12 6 (1.16%) Data Integration
12 6 (1.16%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 169 (32.75%) Linux
2 76 (14.73%) Unix
3 57 (11.05%) Windows
4 29 (5.62%) AIX
5 24 (4.65%) Windows Server
6 16 (3.10%) Oracle Linux
6 16 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (3.10%) SUSE
7 15 (2.91%) Ubuntu
8 14 (2.71%) Solaris
9 9 (1.74%) Android
10 8 (1.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 8 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (1.16%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.78%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.58%) CentOS
14 3 (0.58%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.39%) HPUX
15 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (23.06%) DevOps
3 104 (20.16%) Continuous Integration
4 88 (17.05%) Continuous Delivery
5 69 (13.37%) Scrum
6 68 (13.18%) Configuration Management
7 63 (12.21%) ITIL
8 62 (12.02%) Microservices
9 60 (11.63%) Open Source
10 45 (8.72%) Kanban
11 40 (7.75%) Service Management
12 38 (7.36%) SOA
13 37 (7.17%) Software Engineering
13 37 (7.17%) Test Automation
14 36 (6.98%) Project Management
15 33 (6.40%) Load Balancing
15 33 (6.40%) TDD
16 31 (6.01%) Release Management
17 28 (5.43%) High Availability
18 27 (5.23%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 181 (35.08%) Java
2 120 (23.26%) Python
3 114 (22.09%) SQL
4 80 (15.50%) JavaScript
4 80 (15.50%) Ruby
5 60 (11.63%) Bash Shell
6 42 (8.14%) Perl
7 38 (7.36%) C++
8 37 (7.17%) Scala
9 27 (5.23%) Shell Script
10 26 (5.04%) C#
11 16 (3.10%) PowerShell
12 15 (2.91%) Apex Code
12 15 (2.91%) PHP
13 11 (2.13%) C
14 10 (1.94%) R
15 8 (1.55%) Korn
16 6 (1.16%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.78%) Objective-C
18 3 (0.58%) Go
Qualifications
1 55 (10.66%) Security Cleared
2 37 (7.17%) SC Cleared
3 33 (6.40%) Degree
4 18 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (2.52%) CCNA
6 9 (1.74%) CCNP
6 9 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (1.55%) RHCA
7 8 (1.55%) RHCE
7 8 (1.55%) RHCSA
7 8 (1.55%) VCAP
8 7 (1.36%) VCP6
9 5 (0.97%) CISM
9 5 (0.97%) CISSP
9 5 (0.97%) MCSE
9 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 4 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.78%) CCSP
10 4 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.46%) Government Security Classifications
2 19 (3.68%) QA
3 10 (1.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.55%) SLA
5 7 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.78%) COBIT
7 3 (0.58%) ISO22301
8 2 (0.39%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.19%) GCP
System Software
1 66 (12.79%) Docker
2 63 (12.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (6.59%) Active Directory
4 21 (4.07%) vSphere
5 19 (3.68%) Oracle RAC
6 17 (3.29%) Hyper-V
7 14 (2.71%) NFS
8 13 (2.52%) iptables
9 12 (2.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 12 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (2.13%) KVM
11 10 (1.94%) Apache Flume
11 10 (1.94%) HDFS
12 9 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (1.74%) XenServer
13 8 (1.55%) VirtualBox
14 6 (1.16%) Xen
15 4 (0.78%) Samba
15 4 (0.78%) vCloud
15 4 (0.78%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 120 (23.26%) Puppet
2 75 (14.53%) Ansible
3 72 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (2.91%) Salt
5 13 (2.52%) HAProxy
5 13 (2.52%) Terraform
6 10 (1.94%) Ambari
6 10 (1.94%) Hadoop YARN
6 10 (1.94%) Oozie
6 10 (1.94%) Packer
6 10 (1.94%) SCCM
7 9 (1.74%) Kubernetes
7 9 (1.74%) Mesos
7 9 (1.74%) Nagios
8 8 (1.55%) Graphite
8 8 (1.55%) Uchiwa
9 7 (1.36%) vRealize
10 6 (1.16%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.78%) OpenView
11 4 (0.78%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 83 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 77 (14.92%) VMware
3 66 (12.79%) Oracle
4 40 (7.75%) Google
5 30 (5.81%) Cisco
6 29 (5.62%) IBM
7 22 (4.26%) Citrix
7 22 (4.26%) HP
8 20 (3.88%) webMethods
9 18 (3.49%) Perforce
10 17 (3.29%) Hortonworks
11 16 (3.10%) EMC
11 16 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (2.71%) Red Hat
13 10 (1.94%) Adobe
13 10 (1.94%) Bloomberg
13 10 (1.94%) Dell
13 10 (1.94%) Reuters
14 9 (1.74%) Atlassian
14 9 (1.74%) Teradata
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