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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Computing
Rank 432 433 428
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 220 206 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.37% 0.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.24% 6.28% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 148 143
Median daily rate £500 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median 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
5191 3280 2231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.64% 5.95% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3647 2138 1432
Median daily rate £463 £410 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.80% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 65 50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.40 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.79 £26.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-39.28% +73.33%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +1 208 £500 +16.95% 74
London -10 104 £525 +10.52% 39
South East -1 31 £525 +38.15% 14
West Midlands -11 26 £415 -7.77% 3
Yorkshire +4 22 £500 +56.25% 3
South Yorkshire +15 16 £500 -13.04%
Sheffield +2 16 £500 -13.04%
Shropshire -17 15 £415 +1.21%
Telford -18 15 £415 +1.21%
City of London +22 14 £588 +17.50% 8
South West +12 11 £519 +56.60% 2
Scotland -8 10 £431 +15.00% 6
Edinburgh - 10 £431 - 4
Surrey +2 9 £600 - 3
Bristol +9 8 £588 +95.83% 2
Oxfordshire +15 7 £525 +38.15% 2
Staines -3 7 £600 -
Berkshire -4 7 £400 -46.66% 3
Leeds -15 6 £525 +64.06% 2
West Yorkshire -18 6 £525 +64.06% 2
East of England +14 5 £625 +36.61% 5
Slough +10 5 £400 -46.66%
North West -43 5 £550 +57.14% 4
Cambridgeshire +18 4 £625 +36.61% 3
Oxford +3 4 £383 +0.65%
West Sussex -10 4 £310 +40.90% 1
Warwickshire - 4 £400 - 1
Cambridge +21 3 £625 +36.61% 3
Cheshire -19 3 £550 -15.38%
Warwick - 3 £400 - 1

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 201 (41.19%) Agile Software Development
1 201 (41.19%) Amazon AWS
2 181 (37.09%) Linux
3 141 (28.89%) DevOps
4 137 (28.07%) Java
5 123 (25.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 112 (22.95%) Ruby
7 111 (22.75%) Puppet
8 107 (21.93%) Python
9 96 (19.67%) Oracle
10 91 (18.65%) VMware
11 88 (18.03%) Google
12 85 (17.42%) Unix
13 76 (15.57%) Web Services
14 75 (15.37%) Microsoft
15 73 (14.96%) Continuous Delivery
16 72 (14.75%) SaaS
17 70 (14.34%) Git (software)
17 70 (14.34%) Software Engineering
17 70 (14.34%) Continuous Integration
18 68 (13.93%) Finance
19 67 (13.73%) Shell Script
20 66 (13.52%) VMware Infrastructure
20 66 (13.52%) OpenStack
21 64 (13.11%) IaaS
21 64 (13.11%) Opscode Chef
21 64 (13.11%) Data Centre
22 60 (12.30%) ITIL
23 59 (12.09%) JavaScript
24 58 (11.89%) DNS

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 66 (13.52%) OpenStack
2 54 (11.07%) WebSphere
3 44 (9.02%) Tomcat
4 33 (6.76%) Apache
5 32 (6.56%) IIS
6 28 (5.74%) nginx
7 24 (4.92%) Jetty
8 21 (4.30%) Cloud Foundry
9 18 (3.69%) Elasticsearch
10 17 (3.48%) WebLogic
11 10 (2.05%) CMS
12 9 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (1.84%) SharePoint
12 9 (1.84%) WebLogic Portal
13 7 (1.43%) JBoss
14 6 (1.23%) Confluence
14 6 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (1.02%) MS Exchange
15 5 (1.02%) Mule
16 4 (0.82%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.02%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.41%) MS Office
4 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.20%) MS Project
5 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (4.30%) BigMachines
1 21 (4.30%) Eloqua
2 5 (1.02%) Magento
3 4 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.41%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.41%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 201 (41.19%) Amazon AWS
2 123 (25.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (14.75%) SaaS
4 64 (13.11%) IaaS
5 50 (10.25%) PaaS
6 41 (8.40%) Amazon EC2
7 35 (7.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 23 (4.71%) Google App Engine
9 19 (3.89%) Amazon S3
10 17 (3.48%) Heroku
11 14 (2.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 11 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (2.05%) Amazon SQS
13 10 (2.05%) AWS Lambda
13 10 (2.05%) GitHub
14 8 (1.64%) Office 365
15 6 (1.23%) OpenShift
16 5 (1.02%) Lucidchart
17 4 (0.82%) Force.com
17 4 (0.82%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 58 (11.89%) DNS
2 52 (10.66%) Firewall
3 34 (6.97%) TCP/IP
4 32 (6.56%) SSL
5 31 (6.35%) HTTP
6 30 (6.15%) DHCP
7 27 (5.53%) Internet
8 26 (5.33%) FTP
8 26 (5.33%) IPsec
9 17 (3.48%) SAN
10 13 (2.66%) CTI
11 9 (1.84%) VoIP
12 8 (1.64%) Network Security
13 7 (1.43%) NAS
14 6 (1.23%) iSCSI
14 6 (1.23%) LAN
14 6 (1.23%) VPN
14 6 (1.23%) WAN
15 5 (1.02%) HTTPS
15 5 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (10.86%) MongoDB
2 47 (9.63%) SQL Server
3 46 (9.43%) Big Data
4 45 (9.22%) MySQL
5 40 (8.20%) Hadoop
6 25 (5.12%) Apache Cassandra
7 17 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (3.28%) NoSQL
9 13 (2.66%) MariaDB
10 8 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 8 (1.64%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.64%) SimpleDB
11 7 (1.43%) Redis
12 6 (1.23%) DB2
13 5 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (0.61%) GIS
16 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 70 (14.34%) Git (software)
2 58 (11.89%) Jenkins
3 42 (8.61%) Vagrant
4 27 (5.53%) Maven
5 25 (5.12%) Oracle APEX
6 23 (4.71%) Travis CI
7 22 (4.51%) JIRA
8 21 (4.30%) Selenium
9 15 (3.07%) Subversion
10 12 (2.46%) JUnit
11 11 (2.25%) Mockito
12 10 (2.05%) RSpec
13 9 (1.84%) Cucumber
13 9 (1.84%) TeamCity
14 7 (1.43%) Appium
14 7 (1.43%) Gerrit
14 7 (1.43%) LoadRunner
14 7 (1.43%) WebDriver
15 6 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 5 (1.02%) JIRA Agile
General
1 68 (13.93%) Finance
2 17 (3.48%) Marketing
3 16 (3.28%) Retail
4 13 (2.66%) Front Office
5 11 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.84%) Banking
7 8 (1.64%) Legal
8 7 (1.43%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.02%) Billing
10 4 (0.82%) Law
11 3 (0.61%) Advertising
12 2 (0.41%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.41%) Electronics
12 2 (0.41%) German Language
13 1 (0.20%) French Language
13 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.20%) Local Government
13 1 (0.20%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 143 (29.30%) Developer
2 98 (20.08%) Architect
3 52 (10.66%) DevOps Engineer
4 33 (6.76%) Cloud Architect
4 33 (6.76%) Java Developer
5 32 (6.56%) Applications Developer
6 31 (6.35%) Infrastructure Architect
7 27 (5.53%) Senior Developer
8 26 (5.33%) Technical Architect
9 24 (4.92%) Linux Engineer
10 22 (4.51%) Analyst
10 22 (4.51%) Cloud Engineer
10 22 (4.51%) Consultant
11 21 (4.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 18 (3.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 17 (3.48%) Lead DevOps
13 17 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
14 16 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (3.28%) Project Manager
14 16 (3.28%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (15.57%) Web Services
2 50 (10.25%) .NET
3 45 (9.22%) J2EE
4 44 (9.02%) HTML
4 44 (9.02%) Middleware
5 43 (8.81%) AngularJS
5 43 (8.81%) REST
6 34 (6.97%) XML
7 33 (6.76%) Mason
7 33 (6.76%) Visualforce
8 32 (6.56%) RabbitMQ
9 31 (6.35%) CSS
10 27 (5.53%) ELK Stack
11 26 (5.33%) Node.js
11 26 (5.33%) Sensu
11 26 (5.33%) Servlets
12 25 (5.12%) HTML5
12 25 (5.12%) LAMP
12 25 (5.12%) Spring
13 24 (4.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 64 (13.11%) Data Centre
2 27 (5.53%) Public Cloud
3 25 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.30%) Private Cloud
5 20 (4.10%) Hybrid Cloud
5 20 (4.10%) Mobile App
6 19 (3.89%) VCE vBlock
7 18 (3.69%) DataPower
8 15 (3.07%) User Experience
8 15 (3.07%) Visualisation
9 12 (2.46%) Computer Science
10 10 (2.05%) Data Structures
10 10 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.64%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.64%) EMC VNX
12 7 (1.43%) Data Integration
12 7 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (1.43%) Hedge funds
12 7 (1.43%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 181 (37.09%) Linux
2 85 (17.42%) Unix
3 55 (11.27%) Windows
4 31 (6.35%) AIX
5 23 (4.71%) Oracle Linux
6 22 (4.51%) SUSE
7 18 (3.69%) Windows Server
8 17 (3.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 15 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (2.66%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.43%) Android
11 7 (1.43%) Solaris
11 7 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.61%) CentOS
13 3 (0.61%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (41.19%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (28.89%) DevOps
3 73 (14.96%) Continuous Delivery
4 70 (14.34%) Continuous Integration
4 70 (14.34%) Software Engineering
5 60 (12.30%) ITIL
6 52 (10.66%) Service Management
7 45 (9.22%) Configuration Management
8 42 (8.61%) Open Source
9 41 (8.40%) CRM
9 41 (8.40%) Scrum
10 35 (7.17%) Release Management
11 34 (6.97%) Web Development
12 31 (6.35%) Load Balancing
12 31 (6.35%) SOA
13 30 (6.15%) TDD
14 29 (5.94%) Project Management
15 28 (5.74%) Change Management
16 27 (5.53%) Microservices
17 25 (5.12%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 137 (28.07%) Java
2 112 (22.95%) Ruby
3 107 (21.93%) Python
4 67 (13.73%) Shell Script
5 59 (12.09%) JavaScript
6 57 (11.68%) Bash Shell
6 57 (11.68%) SQL
7 38 (7.79%) PowerShell
8 35 (7.17%) C#
9 33 (6.76%) Apex Code
9 33 (6.76%) Perl
9 33 (6.76%) PHP
10 16 (3.28%) Scala
11 15 (3.07%) C++
12 11 (2.25%) R
13 6 (1.23%) Korn
13 6 (1.23%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.02%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.82%) Go
16 3 (0.61%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (9.02%) Security Cleared
2 35 (7.17%) SC Cleared
3 29 (5.94%) Degree
4 13 (2.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (2.25%) CCNA
5 11 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.25%) VCAP
6 7 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (1.43%) RHCA
6 7 (1.43%) RHCE
6 7 (1.43%) VCP6
7 6 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.23%) CCNP
7 6 (1.23%) EMC Certification
7 6 (1.23%) RHCSA
8 5 (1.02%) AWS Certification
8 5 (1.02%) CISM
8 5 (1.02%) CISSP
8 5 (1.02%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.07%) Government Security Classifications
2 8 (1.64%) QA
3 6 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.41%) SLA
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
6 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) RMADS
6 1 (0.20%) WAI
System Software
1 66 (13.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (7.58%) Docker
3 19 (3.89%) Active Directory
4 16 (3.28%) vSphere
5 15 (3.07%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (2.05%) KVM
7 9 (1.84%) Hyper-V
7 9 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (1.64%) Xen
9 7 (1.43%) NFS
9 7 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.23%) iptables
10 6 (1.23%) vCloud
10 6 (1.23%) XenServer
11 5 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.82%) Ceph
13 3 (0.61%) RHEV
13 3 (0.61%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 111 (22.75%) Puppet
2 64 (13.11%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (9.22%) Ansible
3 45 (9.22%) Packer
4 35 (7.17%) Terraform
5 31 (6.35%) Consul
6 26 (5.33%) Uchiwa
7 25 (5.12%) Graphite
8 15 (3.07%) StatsD
9 11 (2.25%) Grafana
10 8 (1.64%) Salt
10 8 (1.64%) SCCM
10 8 (1.64%) vRealize
11 6 (1.23%) HAProxy
12 5 (1.02%) Kubernetes
12 5 (1.02%) Mesos
12 5 (1.02%) Nagios
13 4 (0.82%) Control-M
13 4 (0.82%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 4 (0.82%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 96 (19.67%) Oracle
2 91 (18.65%) VMware
3 88 (18.03%) Google
4 75 (15.37%) Microsoft
5 40 (8.20%) IBM
6 39 (7.99%) Salesforce.com
7 34 (6.97%) Atlassian
7 34 (6.97%) Citrix
8 31 (6.35%) MuleSoft
9 29 (5.94%) EMC
10 28 (5.74%) webMethods
11 25 (5.12%) ForgeRock
12 21 (4.30%) Siebel
13 19 (3.89%) HP
13 19 (3.89%) Red Hat
14 18 (3.69%) Software AG
15 15 (3.07%) Adobe
15 15 (3.07%) Apigee
15 15 (3.07%) Mashery
16 14 (2.87%) Tableau
West Sussex
Computer People
Rate: Good daily rate dependant on Skills
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £300 to £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
RP International
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Make positive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £375 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: £0 - £250 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago