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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Computing
Rank 417 452 427
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -25
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 182 130 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.17% 10.17% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 85 83
Average daily rate
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£500 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £224 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.03%
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
1985 1278 704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.60% 2.48% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1327 813 467
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £288 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 24 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £11.25 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £43.75 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -9.93%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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.

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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +9 165 £500 +17.64% 88
London +16 71 £500 +11.11% 45
South East +10 50 £500 +17.64% 17
Berkshire +17 19 £545 +28.23% 8
South West -14 18 £545 +61.48% 5
Scotland +14 17 £375 +66.66% 4
Bristol -1 16 £545 +9.00% 4
City of London +6 15 £513 +20.58% 20
Reading +27 10 £563 - 2
Cambridgeshire -6 10 £425 +123.68% 6
East of England -20 10 £425 +123.68% 8
Cambridge +5 9 £413 +117.10% 6
Edinburgh -2 8 £375 +66.66% 3
Glasgow - 8 £300 - 1
Oxfordshire -18 7 £500 - 4
East Midlands - 7 £370 -
Buckinghamshire -11 6 £285 -24.00% 1
Hampshire -17 6 £500 +21.21% 2
Basingstoke +2 4 - - 1
North West -10 4 £325 -29.72% 3
Milton Keynes -13 4 £275 -15.38%
East Sussex - 4 £438 -
Nottingham - 3 £373 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £373 -
York +4 2 £373 -
North Yorkshire -5 2 £373 - 5
Surrey -7 2 £500 -2.43% 2
Manchester -10 2 £325 +13.04% 1
Yorkshire -12 2 £373 -19.45% 7
Abingdon - 2 £425 -

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 125 (36.76%) Java
2 82 (24.12%) SaaS
3 81 (23.82%) Microsoft
4 72 (21.18%) Linux
4 72 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (20.29%) Salesforce.com
6 67 (19.71%) SQL
7 63 (18.53%) Visualforce
7 63 (18.53%) Apex Code
8 61 (17.94%) Mason
9 60 (17.65%) Finance
10 59 (17.35%) CRM
11 58 (17.06%) Force.com
12 55 (16.18%) .NET
13 50 (14.71%) Active Directory
14 48 (14.12%) VMware
14 48 (14.12%) Lync
15 47 (13.82%) SharePoint
16 45 (13.24%) Disaster Recovery
16 45 (13.24%) Hyper-V
16 45 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2013
17 42 (12.35%) Clustering
18 41 (12.06%) SharePoint 2013
19 40 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
19 40 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
20 39 (11.47%) Stakeholder Management
20 39 (11.47%) SharePoint 2010
21 38 (11.18%) Web Services
21 38 (11.18%) BizTalk Server
22 37 (10.88%) VMware Infrastructure

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 48 (14.12%) Lync
2 47 (13.82%) SharePoint
3 45 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 41 (12.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 39 (11.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 38 (11.18%) BizTalk Server
7 20 (5.88%) Apache
8 18 (5.29%) Tomcat
9 17 (5.00%) Jetty
10 15 (4.41%) OpenStack
11 12 (3.53%) WebSphere
12 10 (2.94%) nginx
13 9 (2.65%) MS Exchange
14 8 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (2.35%) IIS
14 8 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (2.06%) Node.js
15 7 (2.06%) CMS
15 7 (2.06%) Office Communications Server
16 4 (1.18%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 20 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.59%) MS Office
3 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 40 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 40 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.47%) assyst
3 2 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.59%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.59%) SAP ECC
3 2 (0.59%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 82 (24.12%) SaaS
2 58 (17.06%) Force.com
3 27 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (6.47%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (4.71%) Google App Engine
5 16 (4.71%) IaaS
5 16 (4.71%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (3.53%) Office 365
8 9 (2.65%) PaaS
9 3 (0.88%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.88%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.59%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.59%) Heroku
11 1 (0.29%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.29%) Route 53
11 1 (0.29%) Joyent
11 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.47%) TCP/IP
2 18 (5.29%) DNS
3 16 (4.71%) HTTP
4 14 (4.12%) FTP
4 14 (4.12%) DHCP
4 14 (4.12%) Internet
5 12 (3.53%) IPsec
5 12 (3.53%) Firewall
6 11 (3.24%) SSL
7 10 (2.94%) SAN
7 10 (2.94%) LAN
7 10 (2.94%) WAN
8 6 (1.76%) Network Security
8 6 (1.76%) Unified Communications
9 4 (1.18%) NAS
9 4 (1.18%) VPN
10 3 (0.88%) VRRP
11 2 (0.59%) SSH
11 2 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.59%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.88%) MySQL
2 18 (5.29%) SQL Server
3 16 (4.71%) Hadoop
4 15 (4.41%) Big Data
5 12 (3.53%) Relational Database
5 12 (3.53%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.94%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.47%) Apache Hive
8 5 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.18%) Redis
10 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.59%) QlikView
11 2 (0.59%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.59%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 30 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 27 (7.94%) Jenkins
3 19 (5.59%) JIRA
4 11 (3.24%) Subversion
5 9 (2.65%) Maven
6 8 (2.35%) TeamCity
6 8 (2.35%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.06%) Ant
7 7 (2.06%) StarTeam
8 6 (1.76%) jMock
8 6 (1.76%) EasyMock
8 6 (1.76%) JUnit
9 5 (1.47%) Selenium
10 4 (1.18%) Gradle
11 3 (0.88%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.59%) PHPUnit
12 2 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.59%) NetBeans
General
1 60 (17.65%) Finance
2 30 (8.82%) Banking
3 19 (5.59%) Retail
4 13 (3.82%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.53%) Marketing
6 9 (2.65%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.06%) Local Government
8 5 (1.47%) Games
8 5 (1.47%) Legal
8 5 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.47%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.18%) Publishing
10 2 (0.59%) Billing
10 2 (0.59%) Law
10 2 (0.59%) Electronics
10 2 (0.59%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) iGaming
11 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 87 (25.59%) Architect
2 81 (23.82%) Developer
3 41 (12.06%) Technical Architect
4 34 (10.00%) Analyst
5 28 (8.24%) Java Developer
6 23 (6.76%) Project Manager
6 23 (6.76%) Senior Developer
7 21 (6.18%) Salesforce.com Developer
8 19 (5.59%) Infrastructure Architect
9 16 (4.71%) Business Analyst
10 14 (4.12%) Consultant
10 14 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (3.82%) Senior Java Developer
12 12 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (3.24%) Salesforce.com Architect
13 11 (3.24%) Administrator
14 9 (2.65%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
15 8 (2.35%) Senior Architect
15 8 (2.35%) Salesforce.com Administrator
16 7 (2.06%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (18.53%) Visualforce
2 61 (17.94%) Mason
3 55 (16.18%) .NET
4 38 (11.18%) Web Services
5 30 (8.82%) Application Packaging
6 23 (6.76%) HTML
7 21 (6.18%) XML
8 18 (5.29%) RESTful
9 15 (4.41%) Middleware
9 15 (4.41%) J2EE
9 15 (4.41%) Servlets
10 13 (3.82%) Spring
11 11 (3.24%) LAMP
12 10 (2.94%) CSS
13 9 (2.65%) jQuery
13 9 (2.65%) .NET Framework
14 8 (2.35%) ASP.NET
14 8 (2.35%) Hibernate
15 7 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web API
15 7 (2.06%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.35%) Clustering
2 20 (5.88%) Open Source
3 15 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.12%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.12%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.94%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.65%) Data Structures
7 7 (2.06%) Blackberry
7 7 (2.06%) Reference Data
7 7 (2.06%) Data Integration
7 7 (2.06%) Streaming Media
8 6 (1.76%) User Experience
9 5 (1.47%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.47%) Grid Computing
9 5 (1.47%) IPTV
10 4 (1.18%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.88%) Social Media
11 3 (0.88%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 72 (21.18%) Linux
2 35 (10.29%) Windows
3 22 (6.47%) UNIX
4 12 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (3.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.65%) Android
7 8 (2.35%) Windows XP
8 7 (2.06%) Windows 8
8 7 (2.06%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.47%) CentOS
10 3 (0.88%) Fedora
11 2 (0.59%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.29%) AIX
12 1 (0.29%) Solaris
12 1 (0.29%) zOS
12 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (17.35%) CRM
3 45 (13.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 39 (11.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 37 (10.88%) DevOps
6 32 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (9.12%) SOA
8 28 (8.24%) Migration
8 28 (8.24%) Scrum
9 24 (7.06%) Enterprise Architecture
9 24 (7.06%) Configuration Management
10 21 (6.18%) Integration Testing
10 21 (6.18%) TDD
11 20 (5.88%) Unit Testing
12 18 (5.29%) E-Commerce
13 17 (5.00%) Automated Testing
14 16 (4.71%) ITIL
14 16 (4.71%) Project Management
15 15 (4.41%) Software Engineering
16 14 (4.12%) OO
Programming Languages
1 125 (36.76%) Java
2 67 (19.71%) SQL
3 63 (18.53%) Apex Code
4 27 (7.94%) Python
5 20 (5.88%) C
5 20 (5.88%) C#
6 18 (5.29%) JavaScript
7 17 (5.00%) C++
7 17 (5.00%) PHP
8 16 (4.71%) PowerShell
9 13 (3.82%) Perl
9 13 (3.82%) Ruby
10 12 (3.53%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.06%) VBScript
11 7 (2.06%) VB
11 7 (2.06%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.06%) PHP5
12 3 (0.88%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.59%) Groovy
13 2 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (9.71%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.59%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.82%) DV Cleared
3 13 (3.82%) Degree
4 9 (2.65%) RHCE
5 7 (2.06%) RHCSA
5 7 (2.06%) RHCA
6 4 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.18%) CCNA
7 3 (0.88%) PMP
7 3 (0.88%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.59%) MCSE
8 2 (0.59%) MCSA
9 1 (0.29%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.29%) CISA
9 1 (0.29%) CISM
9 1 (0.29%) MCP
9 1 (0.29%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.82%) QA
2 5 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.88%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.29%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 50 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 45 (13.24%) Hyper-V
3 37 (10.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (4.12%) Xen
5 4 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.88%) Squid
7 2 (0.59%) qmail
7 2 (0.59%) Postfix
7 2 (0.59%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.59%) Docker
7 2 (0.59%) HDFS
7 2 (0.59%) vCloud
8 1 (0.29%) vSphere
8 1 (0.29%) UAG
8 1 (0.29%) KVM
8 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (6.47%) Puppet
2 15 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.65%) SCCM
4 7 (2.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 7 (2.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 7 (2.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (1.18%) Nagios
5 4 (1.18%) Ansible
6 3 (0.88%) Salt
6 3 (0.88%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.59%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.29%) Control-M
8 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.29%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 81 (23.82%) Microsoft
2 69 (20.29%) Salesforce.com
3 48 (14.12%) VMware
4 23 (6.76%) Oracle
4 23 (6.76%) Google
5 17 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 12 (3.53%) SAP
7 10 (2.94%) Perforce
8 9 (2.65%) EMC
9 7 (2.06%) Symantec
9 7 (2.06%) Cisco
9 7 (2.06%) Sitecore
9 7 (2.06%) IronPort
10 6 (1.76%) Zend
10 6 (1.76%) IBM
10 6 (1.76%) Citrix
10 6 (1.76%) Facebook
11 5 (1.47%) Akamai
11 5 (1.47%) Rackspace
11 5 (1.47%) ForgeRock
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