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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cloud Computing
UK
Rank 442 379 450
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +71
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 157 247 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.48% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.78% 6.29% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 164 112
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £330 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £659 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £475 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Median hourly rate £25.49 £60.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.51% +71.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
5647 3927 2545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.45% 7.68% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3996 2757 1639
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 61 91
Median hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.21% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.08 £100.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.36% -2.52%

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 20 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cloud Computing within the UK over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Cloud Computing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 20 February 2017. 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 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 -33 150 £500 +5.26% 81
London +4 89 £510 +2.00% 41
South East +8 30 £500 -11.11% 15
Berkshire +26 13 £500 +17.64% 2
City of London 0 13 £563 +56.25% 17
West Midlands -16 13 £280 -30.00% 3
North West -10 8 £525 +10.52% 2
Hampshire 0 7 £513 -18.00% 5
East of England -11 7 £550 -12.00% 6
Scotland +20 6 £363 +29.46% 2
Birmingham -4 5 £250 -44.44% 1
Cheshire +28 4 £538 -14.00%
Edinburgh +21 4 £400 - 1
Surrey +15 4 £275 -21.42% 2
Reading +11 4 £500 +5.26%
Cambridge +11 3 £425 - 6
Manchester +11 3 £175 -44.00% 2
Yorkshire +10 3 £408 -37.30% 3
Shropshire +8 3 £500 +25.00% 1
West Yorkshire +8 3 £408 -37.30% 2
Telford +7 3 £500 +25.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +7 3 £425 - 6
Leeds +5 3 £408 -37.30% 1
Southampton - 3 £513 - 1
East Sussex +4 2 £310 -
Brighton +2 2 £310 -
Buckinghamshire +1 2 - - 1
Fareham -10 2 - -
Norwich - 2 £775 -
Livingston - 2 £350 -

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 150 (37.13%) Linux
2 141 (34.90%) Amazon AWS
3 139 (34.41%) Java
4 136 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
5 113 (27.97%) Python
6 104 (25.74%) Puppet
7 88 (21.78%) Ansible
8 82 (20.30%) Unix
9 75 (18.56%) Configuration Management
9 75 (18.56%) Big Data
10 72 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
10 72 (17.82%) DevOps
10 72 (17.82%) VMware
11 70 (17.33%) Hadoop
12 67 (16.58%) SQL
13 66 (16.34%) Git (software)
14 62 (15.35%) Finance
14 62 (15.35%) Windows
15 59 (14.60%) Ruby
15 59 (14.60%) Jenkins
16 55 (13.61%) Oracle
17 53 (13.12%) ITIL
18 52 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
18 52 (12.87%) Open Source
18 52 (12.87%) Docker
19 50 (12.38%) Opscode Chef
19 50 (12.38%) Apache Hive
19 50 (12.38%) Microsoft
19 50 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
20 49 (12.13%) Apache Spark

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 49 (12.13%) Apache Spark
2 35 (8.66%) Elasticsearch
3 32 (7.92%) Apache
4 24 (5.94%) OpenStack
5 23 (5.69%) Apache Pig
6 13 (3.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (3.22%) WebSphere
7 12 (2.97%) Tomcat
8 11 (2.72%) Confluence
8 11 (2.72%) MS Exchange
8 11 (2.72%) nginx
8 11 (2.72%) Skype for Business
9 9 (2.23%) IIS
9 9 (2.23%) SharePoint
10 8 (1.98%) Apache Solr
10 8 (1.98%) JBoss
11 6 (1.49%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.74%) SAS
13 2 (0.50%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 23 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.48%) MS Office
3 3 (0.74%) SPSS
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) MS Project
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.25%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (1.73%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.99%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.74%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 3 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.50%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.25%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 141 (34.90%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (8.17%) PaaS
4 29 (7.18%) IaaS
4 29 (7.18%) SaaS
5 21 (5.20%) Office 365
6 18 (4.46%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (4.21%) Amazon Kinesis
8 15 (3.71%) Amazon S3
9 12 (2.97%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (2.48%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (2.23%) Amazon SQS
11 9 (2.23%) Force.com
12 8 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (1.98%) OneDrive
13 6 (1.49%) Yammer
14 5 (1.24%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (1.24%) GitHub
14 5 (1.24%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 48 (11.88%) DNS
2 30 (7.43%) Firewall
3 21 (5.20%) LAN
3 21 (5.20%) TCP/IP
4 20 (4.95%) WAN
5 18 (4.46%) SAN
5 18 (4.46%) SSL
6 17 (4.21%) Kerberos
7 14 (3.47%) LDAP
7 14 (3.47%) Network Security
8 13 (3.22%) Internet
9 11 (2.72%) DHCP
9 11 (2.72%) HTTP
10 9 (2.23%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (2.23%) Skype
11 8 (1.98%) Unified Communications
11 8 (1.98%) VLAN
12 7 (1.73%) VPN
13 6 (1.49%) PBX
13 6 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (18.56%) Big Data
2 70 (17.33%) Hadoop
3 50 (12.38%) Apache Hive
4 44 (10.89%) SQL Server
5 39 (9.65%) PostgreSQL
6 32 (7.92%) Relational Database
7 31 (7.67%) MySQL
8 22 (5.45%) MongoDB
9 21 (5.20%) Sqoop
10 19 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (4.70%) NoSQL
11 18 (4.46%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (4.21%) Parquet
13 12 (2.97%) HBase
14 9 (2.23%) Oracle Exadata
15 8 (1.98%) Apache Zeppelin
16 6 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
16 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database
17 5 (1.24%) Impala
17 5 (1.24%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 66 (16.34%) Git (software)
2 59 (14.60%) Jenkins
3 46 (11.39%) JIRA
4 29 (7.18%) Maven
5 24 (5.94%) JUnit
6 22 (5.45%) Mockito
7 16 (3.96%) Sonatype Nexus
7 16 (3.96%) Talend Open Studio
8 14 (3.47%) Gradle
9 11 (2.72%) Cucumber
9 11 (2.72%) TeamCity
10 10 (2.48%) Ant
11 9 (2.23%) RSpec
11 9 (2.23%) Subversion
12 7 (1.73%) Mercurial
12 7 (1.73%) Selenium
13 6 (1.49%) MSBuild
13 6 (1.49%) NUnit
13 6 (1.49%) SpecFlow
13 6 (1.49%) Vagrant
General
1 62 (15.35%) Finance
2 28 (6.93%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.96%) Retail
4 15 (3.71%) Marketing
5 9 (2.23%) Banking
6 8 (1.98%) Advertising
6 8 (1.98%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.73%) Billing
8 6 (1.49%) Games
9 5 (1.24%) Front Office
9 5 (1.24%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.99%) Electronics
10 4 (0.99%) Legal
11 3 (0.74%) German Language
11 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.50%) Automotive
12 2 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
12 2 (0.50%) Publishing
13 1 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 85 (21.04%) Architect
2 66 (16.34%) Developer
3 38 (9.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 28 (6.93%) Cloud Architect
5 27 (6.68%) Data Engineer
6 26 (6.44%) Analyst
6 26 (6.44%) Solutions Architect
7 25 (6.19%) Administrator
8 24 (5.94%) Java Developer
9 22 (5.45%) AWS Engineer
10 20 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (4.46%) Cloud Engineer
12 17 (4.21%) Senior Developer
13 15 (3.71%) AWS DevOps
13 15 (3.71%) Consultant
13 15 (3.71%) Linux Engineer
13 15 (3.71%) Technical Architect
14 14 (3.47%) Big Data Engineer
14 14 (3.47%) Infrastructure Architect
15 13 (3.22%) Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (11.63%) Kafka
2 36 (8.91%) Spring
3 34 (8.42%) XML
4 32 (7.92%) JMS
4 32 (7.92%) Web Services
5 29 (7.18%) JSON
6 27 (6.68%) AngularJS
7 24 (5.94%) REST
8 23 (5.69%) HTML
9 19 (4.70%) Node.js
10 18 (4.46%) jQuery
10 18 (4.46%) Middleware
11 17 (4.21%) Apache Avro
11 17 (4.21%) Spring MVC
12 16 (3.96%) Java EE
12 16 (3.96%) RabbitMQ
12 16 (3.96%) Spark Streaming
13 15 (3.71%) J2EE
14 11 (2.72%) .NET
14 11 (2.72%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.67%) Data Centre
2 30 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.69%) Computer Science
4 20 (4.95%) Management Information System
5 17 (4.21%) Clustering
5 17 (4.21%) PKI
6 15 (3.71%) Public Cloud
7 13 (3.22%) Client/Server
8 11 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (2.72%) Private Cloud
9 9 (2.23%) Data Structures
9 9 (2.23%) Grid Computing
10 7 (1.73%) CESG
11 6 (1.49%) Fintech
11 6 (1.49%) User Experience
12 5 (1.24%) Digital Media
12 5 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.99%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.99%) Derivative
13 4 (0.99%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 150 (37.13%) Linux
2 82 (20.30%) Unix
3 62 (15.35%) Windows
4 34 (8.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (5.69%) AIX
6 20 (4.95%) Windows Server
7 12 (2.97%) Oracle Linux
8 9 (2.23%) CentOS
8 9 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.98%) Solaris
9 8 (1.98%) SUSE
10 7 (1.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.73%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.74%) Android
11 3 (0.74%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.74%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.25%) Fedora
12 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (18.56%) Configuration Management
3 72 (17.82%) DevOps
4 53 (13.12%) ITIL
5 52 (12.87%) Open Source
6 50 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (12.13%) Continuous Delivery
8 44 (10.89%) SOA
9 38 (9.41%) Analytics
10 35 (8.66%) TDD
11 33 (8.17%) Microservices
11 33 (8.17%) Unit Testing
12 31 (7.67%) High Availability
13 30 (7.43%) Scrum
14 26 (6.44%) ITIL V3
14 26 (6.44%) Service Management
15 25 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
15 25 (6.19%) Load Balancing
15 25 (6.19%) Migration
15 25 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (34.41%) Java
2 113 (27.97%) Python
3 67 (16.58%) SQL
4 59 (14.60%) Ruby
5 45 (11.14%) Bash Shell
6 42 (10.40%) Scala
7 35 (8.66%) JavaScript
8 29 (7.18%) Perl
8 29 (7.18%) R
9 20 (4.95%) C++
10 17 (4.21%) Shell Script
11 16 (3.96%) PowerShell
12 15 (3.71%) C
12 15 (3.71%) PHP
13 14 (3.47%) C#
14 12 (2.97%) Korn
15 9 (2.23%) XPath
16 8 (1.98%) Apex Code
17 4 (0.99%) TypeScript
18 2 (0.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (9.16%) Security Cleared
2 30 (7.43%) Degree
3 27 (6.68%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.71%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.48%) RHCE
6 8 (1.98%) CCNA
6 8 (1.98%) CCNP
6 8 (1.98%) CISSP
6 8 (1.98%) RHCSA
7 7 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 6 (1.49%) CCSP
8 6 (1.49%) CISM
8 6 (1.49%) ISACA
8 6 (1.49%) RHCA
8 6 (1.49%) SANS
9 5 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.99%) MCITP
11 3 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.74%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.47%) PCI DSS
2 13 (3.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.23%) SLA
4 7 (1.73%) COBIT
4 7 (1.73%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.73%) QA
5 5 (1.24%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.25%) P3O
6 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (12.87%) Docker
1 52 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (9.16%) Active Directory
3 26 (6.44%) vSphere
4 19 (4.70%) Hyper-V
5 18 (4.46%) HDFS
6 15 (3.71%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (3.22%) NFS
8 12 (2.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 12 (2.97%) Oracle RAC
9 11 (2.72%) Apache Flume
9 11 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (2.23%) KVM
11 8 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (1.73%) XenServer
13 6 (1.49%) iptables
13 6 (1.49%) PowerHA
13 6 (1.49%) Samba
14 5 (1.24%) VirtualBox
15 4 (0.99%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 104 (25.74%) Puppet
2 88 (21.78%) Ansible
3 50 (12.38%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (4.46%) Kubernetes
4 18 (4.46%) Nagios
5 13 (3.22%) Mesos
5 13 (3.22%) Terraform
6 12 (2.97%) Oozie
6 12 (2.97%) Red Hat Satellite
6 12 (2.97%) Zenoss
7 11 (2.72%) Ambari
7 11 (2.72%) Hadoop YARN
8 10 (2.48%) SCCM
9 9 (2.23%) Tivoli
9 9 (2.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (1.98%) HAProxy
10 8 (1.98%) Nessus
10 8 (1.98%) Packer
10 8 (1.98%) Rundeck
10 8 (1.98%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 72 (17.82%) VMware
2 55 (13.61%) Oracle
3 50 (12.38%) Microsoft
4 38 (9.41%) Cisco
5 29 (7.18%) Red Hat
6 24 (5.94%) HP
6 24 (5.94%) IBM
7 17 (4.21%) Dell
7 17 (4.21%) Teradata
8 16 (3.96%) Talend
9 15 (3.71%) Google
9 15 (3.71%) Symantec
10 12 (2.97%) Sun
11 11 (2.72%) Citrix
11 11 (2.72%) Hortonworks
11 11 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.98%) Perforce
12 8 (1.98%) Sonatype
12 8 (1.98%) Splunk
13 7 (1.73%) EMC
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Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £750 - £850 per day
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City of London
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Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
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City, London
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Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
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Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
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