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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Computing
Rank 397 401 412
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 203 192 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.36% 0.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.18% 13.68% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 120 78
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £319 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £525 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £503 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.66% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £24.50 £11.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.72% -64.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £11.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -61.40%

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
2212 1403 872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.03% 2.63% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1393 857 526
Average daily rate £425 £420 £402
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £414
% change year-on-year
- -3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 27 16
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.13%

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 31 March 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
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 31 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Computing within the UK over the 3 months to 31 March 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 +9 193 £494 +9.72% 128
London -28 72 £475 +5.55% 58
North West +10 33 £650 +52.94% 12
South East -21 30 £350 -26.31% 17
Cheshire +18 23 £655 +45.55% 7
City of London +5 21 £438 -0.56% 30
Yorkshire -1 20 £300 -6.25% 10
Warrington - 19 £660 - 3
Berkshire +10 18 £350 -28.20% 1
Leeds 0 18 £300 -6.25% 2
West Yorkshire -4 18 £300 -6.25% 2
East of England +18 16 £638 +68.31% 22
Bedfordshire - 11 £638 -
West Midlands -4 10 £350 -
Scotland -7 7 £438 +6.06% 5
South West -9 7 £404 -15.00% 5
Surrey +9 5 £350 +27.27% 4
Edinburgh -10 5 £438 +6.06% 3
Reading 0 4 - -
Manchester - 4 £500 - 4
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 - - 1
Hertfordshire +1 3 £638 +34.21% 6
Bristol -11 3 £388 -18.42% 3
Bracknell - 3 £420 -
Bedford - 3 £638 -
Guildford - 3 £350 - 1
Wiltshire +5 2 - - 1
Hampshire -7 2 - - 8
West Sussex - 2 £290 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £313 -

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 115 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (30.00%) Java
3 93 (24.47%) Linux
4 90 (23.68%) Microsoft
5 67 (17.63%) .NET
6 63 (16.58%) SQL
7 60 (15.79%) SaaS
8 59 (15.53%) VMware
9 58 (15.26%) Oracle
10 57 (15.00%) Finance
11 53 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
12 52 (13.68%) Salesforce.com
13 50 (13.16%) Security Cleared
14 49 (12.89%) CRM
14 49 (12.89%) Big Data
15 48 (12.63%) IaaS
15 48 (12.63%) Python
15 48 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
16 47 (12.37%) Windows
16 47 (12.37%) Visualforce
16 47 (12.37%) Apex Code
17 46 (12.11%) Hadoop
17 46 (12.11%) Mason
18 45 (11.84%) DevOps
19 44 (11.58%) JavaScript
20 42 (11.05%) Configuration Management
20 42 (11.05%) Active Directory
21 41 (10.79%) Citrix
22 40 (10.53%) SharePoint
22 40 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 40 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 35 (9.21%) Node.js
3 27 (7.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 25 (6.58%) Lync
5 23 (6.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 23 (6.05%) OpenStack
6 21 (5.53%) BizTalk Server
7 20 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (5.00%) Apache
8 19 (5.00%) IIS
9 18 (4.74%) Tomcat
10 15 (3.95%) nginx
11 12 (3.16%) WebSphere
11 12 (3.16%) Jetty
12 8 (2.11%) CMS
13 6 (1.58%) MS Exchange
13 6 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (1.32%) Magnolia
15 4 (1.05%) SAS
16 3 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 21 (5.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.79%) MS Office
3 2 (0.53%) SPSS
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (5.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 22 (5.79%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.58%) assyst
3 3 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.53%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.53%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.53%) SAP ECC
5 1 (0.26%) Magento
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 60 (15.79%) SaaS
2 48 (12.63%) IaaS
3 40 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
5 38 (10.00%) Force.com
6 17 (4.47%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (3.42%) PaaS
8 12 (3.16%) Amazon ELB
9 8 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (2.11%) Office 365
9 8 (2.11%) Google App Engine
10 6 (1.58%) OpenShift
11 5 (1.32%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.79%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.26%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.26%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.58%) Internet
2 19 (5.00%) LAN
3 18 (4.74%) Firewall
4 17 (4.47%) DNS
5 16 (4.21%) WAN
6 15 (3.95%) TCP/IP
6 15 (3.95%) Network Security
7 13 (3.42%) HTTP
7 13 (3.42%) DHCP
8 11 (2.89%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (2.37%) IPsec
10 7 (1.84%) VoIP
10 7 (1.84%) FTP
11 6 (1.58%) VPN
12 5 (1.32%) SSL
12 5 (1.32%) Broadband
12 5 (1.32%) SAN
13 4 (1.05%) VLAN
13 4 (1.05%) Ethernet
13 4 (1.05%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.89%) Big Data
2 46 (12.11%) Hadoop
3 36 (9.47%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (8.95%) SQL Server
5 33 (8.68%) Apache Cassandra
6 32 (8.42%) MongoDB
7 15 (3.95%) NoSQL
8 14 (3.68%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (2.11%) MySQL
11 7 (1.84%) Redis
12 6 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (1.32%) Apache Hive
14 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
15 3 (0.79%) Oracle OWB
15 3 (0.79%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.79%) HBase
15 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (5.53%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.68%) JIRA
2 14 (3.68%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.37%) Oracle APEX
4 8 (2.11%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.84%) StarTeam
5 7 (1.84%) TeamCity
5 7 (1.84%) Mercurial
5 7 (1.84%) Hudson
6 6 (1.58%) Maven
7 5 (1.32%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.79%) Ant
8 3 (0.79%) JUnit
8 3 (0.79%) EasyMock
8 3 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.79%) jMock
9 2 (0.53%) RSpec
10 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 1 (0.26%) ClearCase
General
1 57 (15.00%) Finance
2 22 (5.79%) Telecoms
2 22 (5.79%) Marketing
3 12 (3.16%) Banking
4 11 (2.89%) Retail
5 8 (2.11%) Publishing
6 6 (1.58%) Local Government
6 6 (1.58%) Multimedia
6 6 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.05%) Billing
8 4 (1.05%) Games
9 3 (0.79%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.79%) Advertising
9 3 (0.79%) Electronics
10 2 (0.53%) Legal
10 2 (0.53%) German Language
10 2 (0.53%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.53%) Korean Language
10 2 (0.53%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 101 (26.58%) Architect
2 74 (19.47%) Developer
3 48 (12.63%) Technical Architect
4 43 (11.32%) Analyst
5 31 (8.16%) Java Developer
6 24 (6.32%) Senior Architect
7 23 (6.05%) Consultant
7 23 (6.05%) Infrastructure Architect
8 21 (5.53%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (5.00%) Digital Architect
10 18 (4.74%) DevOps Engineer
11 17 (4.47%) Senior Developer
12 16 (4.21%) Project Manager
13 14 (3.68%) Salesforce.com Developer
14 12 (3.16%) Business Analyst
15 11 (2.89%) Senior Technical Architect
16 10 (2.63%) Senior Solutions Architect
17 9 (2.37%) Senior Java Developer
17 9 (2.37%) Service Manager
17 9 (2.37%) Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (17.63%) .NET
2 47 (12.37%) Visualforce
3 46 (12.11%) Mason
4 37 (9.74%) Web Services
5 31 (8.16%) AngularJS
6 27 (7.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 26 (6.84%) XML
8 25 (6.58%) ASP.NET
9 23 (6.05%) HTML
10 22 (5.79%) jQuery
11 19 (5.00%) WCF
12 17 (4.47%) Application Packaging
13 16 (4.21%) KnockoutJS
14 15 (3.95%) Servlets
15 14 (3.68%) ASP.NET MVC
16 13 (3.42%) CSS
16 13 (3.42%) J2EE
17 11 (2.89%) Spring
18 10 (2.63%) Middleware
18 10 (2.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.37%) Open Source
3 26 (6.84%) Visualisation
4 22 (5.79%) Clustering
5 16 (4.21%) Management Information System
5 16 (4.21%) User Experience
6 11 (2.89%) Client/Server
6 11 (2.89%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.37%) Replication
8 8 (2.11%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.84%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.84%) Grid Computing
9 7 (1.84%) Streaming Media
10 6 (1.58%) Reference Data
10 6 (1.58%) Data Integration
11 5 (1.32%) PKI
11 5 (1.32%) IPTV
12 4 (1.05%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.05%) Streaming Video
12 4 (1.05%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 93 (24.47%) Linux
2 47 (12.37%) Windows
3 29 (7.63%) UNIX
4 17 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (4.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.11%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.84%) Android
7 7 (1.84%) Windows XP
7 7 (1.84%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.84%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.05%) CentOS
9 3 (0.79%) Fedora
10 2 (0.53%) VME
11 1 (0.26%) zOS
11 1 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (12.89%) CRM
3 45 (11.84%) DevOps
4 42 (11.05%) Configuration Management
5 37 (9.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 32 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (8.16%) E-Commerce
8 28 (7.37%) ITIL
9 26 (6.84%) Machine Learning
10 25 (6.58%) Scrum
11 24 (6.32%) Project Management
11 24 (6.32%) SOA
12 23 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (6.05%) TDD
13 22 (5.79%) Integration Testing
14 20 (5.26%) Migration
15 18 (4.74%) Automated Testing
15 18 (4.74%) MVC
16 17 (4.47%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 114 (30.00%) Java
2 63 (16.58%) SQL
3 48 (12.63%) Python
4 47 (12.37%) Apex Code
5 44 (11.58%) JavaScript
6 33 (8.68%) C#
7 28 (7.37%) R
8 20 (5.26%) Bash Shell
9 15 (3.95%) C
10 14 (3.68%) Shell Script
10 14 (3.68%) Ruby
11 13 (3.42%) PowerShell
12 10 (2.63%) C++
13 9 (2.37%) Groovy
14 7 (1.84%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.84%) VBScript
14 7 (1.84%) VB
15 4 (1.05%) PHP
15 4 (1.05%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.53%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 50 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 34 (8.95%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.21%) Degree
4 14 (3.68%) DV Cleared
5 12 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (2.63%) CCNA
8 9 (2.37%) MCSE
9 7 (1.84%) RHCE
9 7 (1.84%) RHCA
9 7 (1.84%) RHCSA
10 6 (1.58%) MCSA
10 6 (1.58%) CCNP
11 5 (1.32%) MCP
12 3 (0.79%) CISSP
13 2 (0.53%) ISEB
13 2 (0.53%) PMP
13 2 (0.53%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.53%) CISA
13 2 (0.53%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.37%) QA
2 5 (1.32%) SLA
3 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) PMBOK
System Software
1 48 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (11.05%) Active Directory
3 29 (7.63%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.11%) Xen
4 8 (2.11%) QEMU
4 8 (2.11%) KVM
5 7 (1.84%) VirtualBox
5 7 (1.84%) Varnish
6 5 (1.32%) UAG
6 5 (1.32%) XenApp
7 4 (1.05%) Docker
8 3 (0.79%) Squid
8 3 (0.79%) vCloud
9 2 (0.53%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.53%) Firmware
9 2 (0.53%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.53%) XenServer
10 1 (0.26%) vSphere
10 1 (0.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 53 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (7.63%) Puppet
3 27 (7.11%) StatsD
4 13 (3.42%) SCCM
5 12 (3.16%) Ansible
6 7 (1.84%) Vagrant
6 7 (1.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.79%) Salt
9 1 (0.26%) Mesos
9 1 (0.26%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.26%) Control-M
9 1 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.26%) WSUS
9 1 (0.26%) SCOM
9 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 90 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 59 (15.53%) VMware
3 58 (15.26%) Oracle
4 52 (13.68%) Salesforce.com
5 41 (10.79%) Citrix
6 31 (8.16%) Teradata
7 27 (7.11%) Tableau
8 19 (5.00%) Red Hat
9 11 (2.89%) Akamai
9 11 (2.89%) Google
9 11 (2.89%) Sitecore
10 10 (2.63%) Perforce
10 10 (2.63%) Cisco
11 7 (1.84%) SAP
11 7 (1.84%) Siebel
11 7 (1.84%) Eloqua
12 6 (1.58%) Rackspace
12 6 (1.58%) ForgeRock
12 6 (1.58%) Remedy
13 5 (1.32%) IBM
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Berkshire
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