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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Computing
Rank 374 409 426
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +17
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 234 189 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.36% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.19% 9.69% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 137 79
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £314 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £525 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £494 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.72% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £28.50

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
2857 1950 1120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.36% 3.68% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1845 1247 732
Average daily rate £413 £418 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +19.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 37 32
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £8.72 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -52.29%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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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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 +38 226 £494 +9.72% 119
London +6 104 £500 +11.11% 59
North West +45 63 £590 +38.82% 3
Cheshire - 46 £650 - 1
Warrington - 38 £650 - 1
South East +9 25 £410 -13.68% 13
City of London +2 21 £500 +17.64% 19
Yorkshire - 20 £295 - 9
West Yorkshire - 17 £288 - 1
Leeds - 17 £288 - 1
Lancashire - 13 £300 -
Hampshire - 10 £330 - 7
Birmingham -4 8 £451 +70.36% 3
West Midlands -10 8 £451 +70.36% 6
North East - 8 £275 - 1
Blackpool - 8 £288 -
Berkshire +6 7 £585 +11.42% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £275 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 7 £275 - 1
Burnley - 6 £275 -
Chester - 6 - -
South West -10 5 £388 -13.88% 5
Winchester - 5 £330 -
Surrey +15 4 £268 -45.12% 1
Bedfordshire +11 3 £613 +44.11%
East of England +3 3 £613 +63.33% 21
Luton - 3 £613 -
Manchester - 3 £500 - 2
Preston - 3 £501 -
Swindon +8 2 - - 3

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

1 165 (39.95%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (36.56%) Amazon AWS
3 149 (36.08%) Java
4 134 (32.45%) Linux
5 95 (23.00%) Microsoft
6 93 (22.52%) Opscode Chef
7 92 (22.28%) .NET
8 86 (20.82%) Big Data
9 80 (19.37%) DevOps
10 78 (18.89%) Oracle
11 77 (18.64%) VMware
12 74 (17.92%) JavaScript
13 72 (17.43%) Python
14 69 (16.71%) VMware Infrastructure
15 68 (16.46%) Data Warehouse
16 65 (15.74%) Hadoop
17 64 (15.50%) IaaS
18 62 (15.01%) Open Source
18 62 (15.01%) Configuration Management
19 61 (14.77%) Citrix
20 60 (14.53%) Windows
21 58 (14.04%) Visualisation
22 57 (13.80%) MongoDB
23 50 (12.11%) Puppet
24 49 (11.86%) Finance
25 48 (11.62%) Teradata
25 48 (11.62%) Apache Cassandra
25 48 (11.62%) Microsoft Azure
26 47 (11.38%) Security Cleared
26 47 (11.38%) Continuous Integration

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 43 (10.41%) Node.js
2 38 (9.20%) Tomcat
3 37 (8.96%) IIS
4 34 (8.23%) Apache
4 34 (8.23%) nginx
5 29 (7.02%) WebSphere
6 27 (6.54%) Jetty
7 25 (6.05%) SharePoint
8 23 (5.57%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.45%) CMS
9 6 (1.45%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.21%) SAS
10 5 (1.21%) Magnolia
10 5 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.21%) Lync
11 4 (0.97%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 23 (5.57%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.73%) SPSS
3 3 (0.73%) MS Office
4 1 (0.24%) MS Project
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (2.18%) BigMachines
2 6 (1.45%) assyst
3 4 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.24%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 151 (36.56%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (15.50%) IaaS
3 48 (11.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (9.93%) SaaS
5 37 (8.96%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (6.78%) Google App Engine
6 28 (6.78%) Google Cloud Platform
7 19 (4.60%) Force.com
8 12 (2.91%) Amazon ELB
8 12 (2.91%) Office 365
8 12 (2.91%) PaaS
9 5 (1.21%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.21%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.73%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.48%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.48%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.24%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 37 (8.96%) DNS
2 35 (8.47%) TCP/IP
2 35 (8.47%) DHCP
3 31 (7.51%) HTTP
4 27 (6.54%) IPsec
5 25 (6.05%) FTP
6 18 (4.36%) SSL
6 18 (4.36%) LAN
6 18 (4.36%) Firewall
7 16 (3.87%) Unified Communications
7 16 (3.87%) Internet
8 15 (3.63%) WAN
8 15 (3.63%) Converged Networks
9 14 (3.39%) Network Security
10 11 (2.66%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (2.18%) VoIP
12 7 (1.69%) VPN
13 5 (1.21%) Broadband
14 4 (0.97%) VLAN
14 4 (0.97%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (20.82%) Big Data
2 68 (16.46%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (15.74%) Hadoop
4 57 (13.80%) MongoDB
5 48 (11.62%) Apache Cassandra
6 33 (7.99%) SQL Server
7 16 (3.87%) MySQL
8 15 (3.63%) NoSQL
9 14 (3.39%) Relational Database
10 10 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (1.69%) Redis
12 6 (1.45%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.45%) HBase
12 6 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.97%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.73%) DB2
Development Applications
1 37 (8.96%) Jenkins
2 19 (4.60%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.18%) Oracle APEX
4 8 (1.94%) Maven
5 7 (1.69%) Ant
5 7 (1.69%) Mercurial
5 7 (1.69%) Cucumber
5 7 (1.69%) Hudson
6 6 (1.45%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.21%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.21%) RSpec
8 4 (0.97%) StarTeam
9 3 (0.73%) JIRA
10 1 (0.24%) JUnit
10 1 (0.24%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.24%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.24%) Subversion
10 1 (0.24%) jMock
10 1 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.24%) EasyMock
General
1 49 (11.86%) Finance
2 21 (5.08%) Marketing
3 18 (4.36%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.42%) Publishing
5 7 (1.69%) Banking
6 6 (1.45%) Multimedia
6 6 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.21%) Retail
8 4 (0.97%) German Language
8 4 (0.97%) Italian Language
8 4 (0.97%) Billing
8 4 (0.97%) Electronics
9 3 (0.73%) Games
9 3 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.73%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.73%) French Language
10 2 (0.48%) Korean Language
10 2 (0.48%) Turkish Language
10 2 (0.48%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 111 (26.88%) Architect
2 65 (15.74%) Developer
3 49 (11.86%) Technical Architect
4 31 (7.51%) Solutions Architect
4 31 (7.51%) DevOps Engineer
5 29 (7.02%) Java Developer
6 28 (6.78%) Digital Architect
7 27 (6.54%) Analyst
8 26 (6.30%) Senior Architect
9 25 (6.05%) Consultant
10 21 (5.08%) Digital Technical Architect
11 16 (3.87%) Project Manager
12 15 (3.63%) Administrator
12 15 (3.63%) Chief Architect
13 14 (3.39%) Cloud Architect
14 13 (3.15%) Senior Technical Architect
14 13 (3.15%) Infrastructure Architect
15 10 (2.42%) Senior Solutions Architect
16 9 (2.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 9 (2.18%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (22.28%) .NET
2 38 (9.20%) AngularJS
3 35 (8.47%) Servlets
4 34 (8.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 32 (7.75%) J2EE
5 32 (7.75%) Web Services
6 28 (6.78%) Visualforce
7 27 (6.54%) Mason
8 21 (5.08%) ASP.NET
8 21 (5.08%) RESTful
9 19 (4.60%) jQuery
10 18 (4.36%) KnockoutJS
10 18 (4.36%) Middleware
11 16 (3.87%) WCF
11 16 (3.87%) XML
12 14 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (3.15%) HTML
14 12 (2.91%) Ruby on Rails
14 12 (2.91%) CSS
15 9 (2.18%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 58 (14.04%) Visualisation
2 35 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.81%) Data Centre
4 23 (5.57%) User Experience
5 20 (4.84%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.42%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.42%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.42%) Replication
7 9 (2.18%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.21%) Grid Computing
8 5 (1.21%) PKI
8 5 (1.21%) CESG
9 4 (0.97%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.97%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.97%) BYOD
9 4 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.97%) DTV
9 4 (0.97%) Streaming Video
10 3 (0.73%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.73%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 134 (32.45%) Linux
2 60 (14.53%) Windows
3 43 (10.41%) UNIX
4 15 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (2.66%) Android
8 10 (2.42%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.21%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.97%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.97%) CentOS
10 4 (0.97%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.73%) Fedora
11 3 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.48%) VME
13 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (39.95%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (19.37%) DevOps
3 62 (15.01%) Open Source
3 62 (15.01%) Configuration Management
4 47 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (10.17%) Machine Learning
6 35 (8.47%) ITIL
7 31 (7.51%) Analytics
8 30 (7.26%) Unit Testing
9 28 (6.78%) E-Commerce
9 28 (6.78%) Automated Testing
10 26 (6.30%) Project Management
11 25 (6.05%) TDD
12 22 (5.33%) CRM
13 21 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (4.36%) SOA
14 18 (4.36%) Scrum
15 17 (4.12%) MVC
15 17 (4.12%) ETL
15 17 (4.12%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 149 (36.08%) Java
2 74 (17.92%) JavaScript
3 72 (17.43%) Python
4 45 (10.90%) R
5 35 (8.47%) SQL
6 31 (7.51%) Ruby
7 28 (6.78%) Apex Code
8 23 (5.57%) PHP
8 23 (5.57%) C#
9 20 (4.84%) Bash Shell
10 16 (3.87%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.18%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.94%) C
13 7 (1.69%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.69%) Groovy
14 4 (0.97%) VBScript
14 4 (0.97%) VB
15 3 (0.73%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.73%) Perl
15 3 (0.73%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 47 (11.38%) Security Cleared
2 32 (7.75%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.60%) Degree
4 14 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (2.91%) MCSE
7 11 (2.66%) CISA
8 10 (2.42%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.42%) CCNA
9 9 (2.18%) CISSP
10 8 (1.94%) CISM
10 8 (1.94%) MCSA
11 6 (1.45%) CCNP
12 5 (1.21%) MCP
13 4 (0.97%) RHCSA
13 4 (0.97%) RHCA
13 4 (0.97%) ISEB
13 4 (0.97%) RHCE
14 3 (0.73%) PMP
14 3 (0.73%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.94%) SLA
3 4 (0.97%) QA
4 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.24%) PMBOK
System Software
1 69 (16.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (5.08%) Xen
3 19 (4.60%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.66%) QEMU
4 11 (2.66%) KVM
5 7 (1.69%) Varnish
5 7 (1.69%) VirtualBox
6 6 (1.45%) Docker
6 6 (1.45%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.21%) XenApp
7 5 (1.21%) UAG
8 4 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.97%) vCloud
9 3 (0.73%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.73%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.48%) vSphere
10 2 (0.48%) XenServer
11 1 (0.24%) NFS
11 1 (0.24%) Firmware
11 1 (0.24%) Squid
Systems Management
1 93 (22.52%) Opscode Chef
2 50 (12.11%) Puppet
3 43 (10.41%) StatsD
4 18 (4.36%) Ansible
5 11 (2.66%) SCCM
6 7 (1.69%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.73%) Salt
8 3 (0.73%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.48%) Mesos
9 2 (0.48%) SCOM
9 2 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.48%) Control-M
10 1 (0.24%) Nagios
10 1 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.24%) WSUS
10 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.24%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 95 (23.00%) Microsoft
2 78 (18.89%) Oracle
3 77 (18.64%) VMware
4 61 (14.77%) Citrix
5 48 (11.62%) Teradata
6 42 (10.17%) Apigee
6 42 (10.17%) Mashery
6 42 (10.17%) Tableau
7 33 (7.99%) Salesforce.com
8 29 (7.02%) Google
9 15 (3.63%) Red Hat
10 13 (3.15%) Cisco
11 12 (2.91%) SAP
12 11 (2.66%) Akamai
13 9 (2.18%) Siebel
13 9 (2.18%) Sitecore
13 9 (2.18%) Eloqua
14 7 (1.69%) Remedy
15 6 (1.45%) Rackspace
15 6 (1.45%) ForgeRock
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