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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cloud Computing
UK
Rank 405 406 444
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +38
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 181 227 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.45% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.29% 6.14% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 144 113
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 £340 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £659 £597
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% -
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
5500 3697 2441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.49% 7.28% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3853 2558 1620
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 59 68
Median hourly rate £18.88 £27.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.98% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £100.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-36.36% +22.22%

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 21 January 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
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 21 January 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 -10 173 £500 +5.26% 90
London +39 114 £500 - 40
South East -1 24 £475 +11.76% 18
City of London +7 21 £488 +39.28% 10
West Midlands +3 13 £474 +5.27% 4
Berkshire +18 11 £513 +20.58% 4
East of England -7 10 £550 -12.00% 8
Scotland +25 7 £350 +25.00% 4
Birmingham -5 7 £450 -
Cambridge +7 6 £538 - 8
Cambridgeshire +4 6 £538 - 8
Edinburgh +20 5 £375 - 2
Hampshire +3 5 £513 +20.58% 5
North West +3 5 £506 +22.72% 8
West Yorkshire +23 4 £300 -41.17% 2
Manchester +23 4 £506 +62.00% 2
Yorkshire +12 4 £300 -41.17% 4
Leeds +4 4 £300 -41.17% 1
Surrey +13 3 £206 -45.00% 2
Reading +11 3 £334 -29.73% 2
Windsor - 3 - -
East Sussex +5 2 £310 +7.82%
Brighton +5 2 £310 +7.82%
Oxfordshire -3 2 £475 +8.57% 6
Shropshire - 2 - - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £488 -
West Lothian - 2 £350 -
Norwich - 2 £650 -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £675 -
Telford - 2 - -

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 177 (39.07%) Java
1 177 (39.07%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (38.41%) Linux
3 172 (37.97%) Amazon AWS
4 138 (30.46%) Python
5 126 (27.81%) Puppet
6 96 (21.19%) Ansible
7 95 (20.97%) Microsoft Azure
8 90 (19.87%) Jenkins
9 89 (19.65%) Configuration Management
9 89 (19.65%) SQL
10 86 (18.98%) Unix
11 85 (18.76%) Git (software)
12 83 (18.32%) DevOps
13 74 (16.34%) VMware
14 73 (16.11%) Continuous Integration
15 71 (15.67%) Hadoop
16 70 (15.45%) Big Data
17 69 (15.23%) Ruby
17 69 (15.23%) Windows
18 68 (15.01%) Continuous Delivery
19 66 (14.57%) JavaScript
20 64 (14.13%) Opscode Chef
21 62 (13.69%) Oracle
22 61 (13.47%) Elasticsearch
23 59 (13.02%) Docker
23 59 (13.02%) Finance
23 59 (13.02%) Spring
24 58 (12.80%) JSON
25 57 (12.58%) ITIL

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 61 (13.47%) Elasticsearch
2 50 (11.04%) Apache Spark
3 44 (9.71%) Apache
4 41 (9.05%) Tomcat
5 32 (7.06%) OpenStack
6 21 (4.64%) Apache Pig
7 17 (3.75%) WebSphere
8 15 (3.31%) nginx
8 15 (3.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (2.87%) Skype for Business
10 12 (2.65%) IIS
11 11 (2.43%) MS Exchange
11 11 (2.43%) SharePoint
12 10 (2.21%) Confluence
13 8 (1.77%) Apache Solr
13 8 (1.77%) JBoss
14 7 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (1.32%) WebLogic
16 5 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
16 5 (1.10%) Jetty
Applications
1 21 (4.64%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.99%) MS Office
3 3 (0.66%) MS Project
3 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.66%) SPSS
4 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (1.55%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.66%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 3 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.22%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 172 (37.97%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (20.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (10.38%) PaaS
4 31 (6.84%) SaaS
5 30 (6.62%) IaaS
6 24 (5.30%) GitHub
7 18 (3.97%) Office 365
8 17 (3.75%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (3.75%) Amazon Kinesis
9 15 (3.31%) Amazon S3
10 10 (2.21%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (2.21%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (1.99%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (1.77%) Force.com
12 8 (1.77%) OneDrive
13 6 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (1.32%) Yammer
14 5 (1.10%) Amazon EMR
15 4 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.88%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 53 (11.70%) DNS
2 30 (6.62%) TCP/IP
3 27 (5.96%) Firewall
4 24 (5.30%) SAN
5 20 (4.42%) LAN
6 19 (4.19%) WAN
7 18 (3.97%) SSL
8 17 (3.75%) Kerberos
9 15 (3.31%) VLAN
10 14 (3.09%) DHCP
10 14 (3.09%) LDAP
11 13 (2.87%) HTTP
12 12 (2.65%) Network Security
13 11 (2.43%) Internet
14 9 (1.99%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (1.99%) NAS
14 9 (1.99%) Skype
14 9 (1.99%) VoIP
15 8 (1.77%) iSCSI
15 8 (1.77%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (15.67%) Hadoop
2 70 (15.45%) Big Data
3 54 (11.92%) MongoDB
4 49 (10.82%) Apache Hive
5 46 (10.15%) SQL Server
6 43 (9.49%) PostgreSQL
7 42 (9.27%) MySQL
8 33 (7.28%) Relational Database
9 21 (4.64%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (4.64%) NoSQL
9 21 (4.64%) Sqoop
10 20 (4.42%) Couchbase
11 17 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (3.75%) Parquet
12 13 (2.87%) HBase
13 12 (2.65%) Oracle Database
14 9 (1.99%) Oracle Exadata
15 8 (1.77%) Apache Zeppelin
16 6 (1.32%) DB2
16 6 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 90 (19.87%) Jenkins
2 85 (18.76%) Git (software)
3 54 (11.92%) Maven
4 45 (9.93%) JUnit
5 44 (9.71%) JIRA
6 41 (9.05%) Mockito
7 32 (7.06%) Cucumber
8 27 (5.96%) Gradle
9 20 (4.42%) Spock
10 19 (4.19%) TeamCity
11 14 (3.09%) Sonatype Nexus
12 13 (2.87%) MSBuild
12 13 (2.87%) NUnit
12 13 (2.87%) SpecFlow
12 13 (2.87%) Subversion
13 12 (2.65%) Talend Open Studio
14 11 (2.43%) Vagrant
15 10 (2.21%) Ant
16 9 (1.99%) RSpec
17 8 (1.77%) Mercurial
General
1 59 (13.02%) Finance
2 23 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.75%) Retail
4 14 (3.09%) Marketing
5 9 (1.99%) Banking
5 9 (1.99%) Billing
5 9 (1.99%) Publishing
6 8 (1.77%) Games
7 7 (1.55%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.32%) Advertising
8 6 (1.32%) Front Office
9 5 (1.10%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.88%) Electronics
10 4 (0.88%) Legal
11 3 (0.66%) Automotive
11 3 (0.66%) Law
11 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.44%) German Language
12 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 96 (21.19%) Developer
2 84 (18.54%) Architect
3 50 (11.04%) Java Developer
4 46 (10.15%) DevOps Engineer
5 28 (6.18%) Data Engineer
6 27 (5.96%) AWS Engineer
7 26 (5.74%) Administrator
8 25 (5.52%) Cloud Architect
9 24 (5.30%) Analyst
9 24 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
11 22 (4.86%) Cloud Engineer
11 22 (4.86%) Linux Engineer
12 20 (4.42%) Senior Developer
13 17 (3.75%) AWS DevOps
13 17 (3.75%) Infrastructure Architect
14 14 (3.09%) Consultant
14 14 (3.09%) Java Engineer
14 14 (3.09%) Software Engineer
14 14 (3.09%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (13.02%) Spring
2 58 (12.80%) JSON
3 57 (12.58%) AngularJS
4 55 (12.14%) JMS
5 52 (11.48%) Kafka
6 42 (9.27%) XML
7 39 (8.61%) J2EE
8 38 (8.39%) Web Services
9 31 (6.84%) HTML
10 28 (6.18%) REST
10 28 (6.18%) RESTful
11 26 (5.74%) Node.js
11 26 (5.74%) RabbitMQ
12 19 (4.19%) LAMP
12 19 (4.19%) Middleware
13 18 (3.97%) jQuery
14 17 (3.75%) Apache Avro
14 17 (3.75%) Spring MVC
15 16 (3.53%) .NET
15 16 (3.53%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.83%) Data Centre
2 30 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.52%) Computer Science
4 24 (5.30%) Statistics
5 21 (4.64%) Clustering
6 20 (4.42%) Management Information System
6 20 (4.42%) Private Cloud
7 19 (4.19%) Client/Server
8 16 (3.53%) Public Cloud
9 15 (3.31%) Data Integration
9 15 (3.31%) PKI
10 9 (1.99%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.99%) Grid Computing
11 8 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.55%) Online Games
12 7 (1.55%) User Experience
13 6 (1.32%) Cryptography
13 6 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (1.10%) Digital Media
15 4 (0.88%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 174 (38.41%) Linux
2 86 (18.98%) Unix
3 69 (15.23%) Windows
4 31 (6.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (5.52%) AIX
6 23 (5.08%) Windows Server
7 14 (3.09%) Oracle Linux
8 10 (2.21%) SUSE
8 10 (2.21%) Ubuntu
9 9 (1.99%) Solaris
9 9 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.77%) CentOS
11 7 (1.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.32%) Android
13 4 (0.88%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.66%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.22%) HPUX
16 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (39.07%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (19.65%) Configuration Management
3 83 (18.32%) DevOps
4 73 (16.11%) Continuous Integration
5 68 (15.01%) Continuous Delivery
6 57 (12.58%) ITIL
7 53 (11.70%) Open Source
7 53 (11.70%) Scrum
8 45 (9.93%) Microservices
9 43 (9.49%) SOA
10 40 (8.83%) TDD
11 34 (7.51%) Load Balancing
12 33 (7.28%) Analytics
12 33 (7.28%) Kanban
12 33 (7.28%) Unit Testing
13 31 (6.84%) ITIL V3
14 30 (6.62%) High Availability
15 28 (6.18%) Project Management
15 28 (6.18%) Service Management
16 27 (5.96%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 177 (39.07%) Java
2 138 (30.46%) Python
3 89 (19.65%) SQL
4 69 (15.23%) Ruby
5 66 (14.57%) JavaScript
6 56 (12.36%) Bash Shell
7 45 (9.93%) Scala
8 36 (7.95%) Perl
9 30 (6.62%) C++
10 29 (6.40%) R
11 24 (5.30%) Shell Script
12 18 (3.97%) PHP
13 17 (3.75%) C#
14 16 (3.53%) PowerShell
15 15 (3.31%) C
16 13 (2.87%) Korn
17 9 (1.99%) XPath
18 7 (1.55%) Apex Code
19 5 (1.10%) PL/SQL
19 5 (1.10%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 40 (8.83%) Security Cleared
2 27 (5.96%) Degree
3 26 (5.74%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (2.65%) RHCE
6 11 (2.43%) CCNP
7 10 (2.21%) CCNA
7 10 (2.21%) RHCSA
8 8 (1.77%) RHCA
9 7 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.10%) CISSP
10 5 (1.10%) ISACA
10 5 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (1.10%) SANS
11 4 (0.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (0.88%) CCSP
11 4 (0.88%) CISM
11 4 (0.88%) MCITP
12 3 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.31%) QA
2 13 (2.87%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.77%) SLA
5 4 (0.88%) COBIT
6 3 (0.66%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.22%) P3O
7 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (13.02%) Docker
2 54 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (7.95%) Active Directory
4 26 (5.74%) vSphere
5 24 (5.30%) Hyper-V
6 17 (3.75%) NFS
7 16 (3.53%) HDFS
7 16 (3.53%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (2.87%) iptables
9 12 (2.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 12 (2.65%) Oracle RAC
9 12 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (2.43%) Apache Flume
10 11 (2.43%) KVM
11 8 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (1.77%) XenServer
12 7 (1.55%) Samba
12 7 (1.55%) VirtualBox
13 6 (1.32%) PowerHA
14 5 (1.10%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 126 (27.81%) Puppet
2 96 (21.19%) Ansible
3 64 (14.13%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (4.19%) Nagios
5 17 (3.75%) Kubernetes
6 15 (3.31%) HAProxy
6 15 (3.31%) Terraform
7 12 (2.65%) Mesos
7 12 (2.65%) Oozie
7 12 (2.65%) Red Hat Satellite
8 11 (2.43%) Ambari
8 11 (2.43%) Hadoop YARN
8 11 (2.43%) Packer
8 11 (2.43%) Zenoss
9 9 (1.99%) SCCM
9 9 (1.99%) Tivoli
9 9 (1.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (1.77%) Nessus
10 8 (1.77%) Rundeck
10 8 (1.77%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 74 (16.34%) VMware
2 62 (13.69%) Oracle
3 57 (12.58%) Microsoft
4 38 (8.39%) Cisco
5 28 (6.18%) Red Hat
6 26 (5.74%) IBM
7 25 (5.52%) HP
8 20 (4.42%) Google
9 16 (3.53%) Dell
9 16 (3.53%) Teradata
10 15 (3.31%) Perforce
10 15 (3.31%) Symantec
11 12 (2.65%) Sun
11 12 (2.65%) Talend
12 10 (2.21%) Hortonworks
12 10 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (1.99%) EMC
14 8 (1.77%) Citrix
14 8 (1.77%) MuleSoft
14 8 (1.77%) NetApp
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