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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Computing
Rank 406 387 426
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +39
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 179 176 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.36% 0.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.91% 14.11% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 108 63
Average daily rate
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£425 £440 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £24.50 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 -
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -

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
2010 1247 812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.94% 2.53% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1262 773 493
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 23 14
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.26 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.41% -13.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £9.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.27 £22.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £12.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -33.33%

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 6 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 6 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 6 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 -14 171 £425 -3.40% 134
London -24 75 £475 +4.10% 58
South East +7 41 £350 -12.50% 17
City of London +13 23 £450 +4.65% 31
Berkshire +7 18 £350 -15.15% 6
Yorkshire -1 18 £300 -7.69% 6
West Yorkshire -3 17 £300 -6.25% 2
Leeds -11 17 £300 -6.25% 1
East of England +20 15 £638 +66.66% 23
Scotland -2 8 £338 - 3
Bedfordshire - 8 £638 -
West Midlands +1 5 £350 - 4
Hampshire -5 5 - - 1
South West -7 5 £398 -16.31% 8
North West -19 5 - - 14
West Sussex - 5 £220 -
East Sussex - 5 £438 -
Brighton - 5 £425 -
Edinburgh +4 4 £375 - 2
Hertfordshire +2 4 £638 +34.21% 13
Reading - 4 - - 1
Basingstoke -1 3 - -
Birmingham -3 3 £401 - 1
Bristol -6 3 £375 -21.05% 1
Cambridge - 3 £425 - 9
Bedford - 3 £638 -
Glasgow - 3 £300 -
Bracknell - 3 £420 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £425 - 10
Nottinghamshire - 2 £373 -

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 109 (30.28%) Java
2 106 (29.44%) Microsoft
3 92 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (21.11%) Linux
5 72 (20.00%) SQL
6 66 (18.33%) SaaS
7 65 (18.06%) .NET
8 62 (17.22%) CRM
9 60 (16.67%) Active Directory
10 59 (16.39%) Salesforce.com
11 57 (15.83%) SharePoint
11 57 (15.83%) VMware
12 56 (15.56%) Finance
13 54 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
14 53 (14.72%) Visualforce
14 53 (14.72%) Apex Code
15 52 (14.44%) Mason
16 46 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
16 46 (12.78%) Lync
17 45 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
17 45 (12.50%) Hyper-V
18 44 (12.22%) Security Cleared
18 44 (12.22%) Force.com
19 43 (11.94%) Windows
20 42 (11.67%) DevOps
21 41 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2013
22 40 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
22 40 (11.11%) Clustering
22 40 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
22 40 (11.11%) Dynamics AX

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 57 (15.83%) SharePoint
2 46 (12.78%) Lync
3 45 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 41 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 40 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 38 (10.56%) BizTalk Server
7 22 (6.11%) OpenStack
8 21 (5.83%) Apache
9 18 (5.00%) Tomcat
9 18 (5.00%) IIS
10 15 (4.17%) nginx
11 13 (3.61%) Jetty
12 11 (3.06%) WebSphere
13 9 (2.50%) MS Exchange
13 9 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (2.22%) CMS
15 7 (1.94%) Node.js
16 5 (1.39%) Magnolia
17 4 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
18 3 (0.83%) GlassFish
Applications
1 23 (6.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.56%) MS Project
2 2 (0.56%) MS Office
3 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 40 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 40 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.67%) assyst
3 2 (0.56%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.56%) SAP ECC
3 2 (0.56%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.28%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 66 (18.33%) SaaS
2 44 (12.22%) Force.com
3 37 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 35 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (5.56%) IaaS
6 16 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (3.61%) PaaS
8 12 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
9 10 (2.78%) Office 365
10 9 (2.50%) Google App Engine
10 9 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (1.39%) OpenShift
11 5 (1.39%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.11%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.28%) Joyent
13 1 (0.28%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.72%) Internet
2 16 (4.44%) TCP/IP
3 15 (4.17%) DNS
4 14 (3.89%) HTTP
4 14 (3.89%) LAN
5 12 (3.33%) Firewall
6 11 (3.06%) WAN
6 11 (3.06%) DHCP
7 10 (2.78%) Network Security
8 8 (2.22%) IPsec
9 7 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (1.94%) VoIP
9 7 (1.94%) SSL
9 7 (1.94%) FTP
10 6 (1.67%) SAN
11 5 (1.39%) Broadband
12 4 (1.11%) Ethernet
12 4 (1.11%) IPv6
12 4 (1.11%) VPN
13 3 (0.83%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.28%) Big Data
3 17 (4.72%) Hadoop
4 14 (3.89%) NoSQL
5 10 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (2.50%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.22%) MySQL
8 7 (1.94%) Redis
9 6 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.83%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.83%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.83%) Oracle OWB
12 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.56%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 22 (6.11%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.44%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.17%) JIRA
4 8 (2.22%) Oracle APEX
4 8 (2.22%) TeamCity
4 8 (2.22%) Visual Studio
4 8 (2.22%) Maven
5 7 (1.94%) StarTeam
5 7 (1.94%) Mercurial
5 7 (1.94%) Hudson
6 5 (1.39%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.39%) Ant
7 4 (1.11%) JUnit
7 4 (1.11%) EasyMock
7 4 (1.11%) jMock
8 3 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.56%) RSpec
9 2 (0.56%) Subversion
10 1 (0.28%) Gradle
10 1 (0.28%) Servoy
General
1 56 (15.56%) Finance
2 22 (6.11%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.00%) Banking
3 18 (5.00%) Marketing
4 14 (3.89%) Retail
5 7 (1.94%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.67%) Local Government
6 6 (1.67%) Publishing
6 6 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.39%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.11%) Games
9 3 (0.83%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.83%) Billing
9 3 (0.83%) Advertising
9 3 (0.83%) Legal
10 2 (0.56%) Electronics
10 2 (0.56%) German Language
10 2 (0.56%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.56%) Korean Language
10 2 (0.56%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 86 (23.89%) Architect
2 75 (20.83%) Developer
3 45 (12.50%) Analyst
4 40 (11.11%) Technical Architect
5 31 (8.61%) Java Developer
6 23 (6.39%) Consultant
7 20 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
7 20 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
8 17 (4.72%) Senior Developer
8 17 (4.72%) DevOps Engineer
9 16 (4.44%) Project Manager
9 16 (4.44%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 13 (3.61%) Senior Architect
10 13 (3.61%) Business Analyst
11 10 (2.78%) Integration Manager
12 9 (2.50%) Senior Java Developer
12 9 (2.50%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
13 8 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (2.22%) Support Analyst
13 8 (2.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (18.06%) .NET
2 53 (14.72%) Visualforce
3 52 (14.44%) Mason
4 36 (10.00%) Web Services
5 30 (8.33%) Application Packaging
6 25 (6.94%) XML
7 23 (6.39%) HTML
8 22 (6.11%) ASP.NET
9 19 (5.28%) jQuery
10 16 (4.44%) WCF
11 14 (3.89%) Servlets
12 13 (3.61%) J2EE
12 13 (3.61%) KnockoutJS
13 12 (3.33%) CSS
14 11 (3.06%) Middleware
14 11 (3.06%) Spring
14 11 (3.06%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (2.78%) .NET Framework
16 9 (2.50%) Ruby on Rails
17 7 (1.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.11%) Clustering
2 29 (8.06%) Open Source
3 25 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.06%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.50%) Replication
7 9 (2.50%) User Experience
8 7 (1.94%) Grid Computing
8 7 (1.94%) Streaming Media
8 7 (1.94%) Reference Data
8 7 (1.94%) Data Integration
8 7 (1.94%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.39%) IPTV
9 5 (1.39%) PKI
10 4 (1.11%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.11%) Streaming Video
10 4 (1.11%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.83%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.83%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 76 (21.11%) Linux
2 43 (11.94%) Windows
3 18 (5.00%) UNIX
4 16 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (2.78%) Android
6 8 (2.22%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.94%) Windows XP
7 7 (1.94%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.94%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.83%) CentOS
9 2 (0.56%) VME
9 2 (0.56%) Fedora
10 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.28%) zOS
10 1 (0.28%) AIX
10 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (17.22%) CRM
3 54 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 42 (11.67%) DevOps
5 39 (10.83%) Configuration Management
6 34 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (9.44%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (8.61%) SOA
8 27 (7.50%) E-Commerce
9 26 (7.22%) Scrum
10 25 (6.94%) ITIL
11 23 (6.39%) Project Management
11 23 (6.39%) Migration
12 22 (6.11%) Integration Testing
13 21 (5.83%) TDD
14 19 (5.28%) Enterprise Architecture
14 19 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (5.00%) Automated Testing
15 18 (5.00%) Software Engineering
16 16 (4.44%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 109 (30.28%) Java
2 72 (20.00%) SQL
3 53 (14.72%) Apex Code
4 38 (10.56%) Python
5 30 (8.33%) C#
6 19 (5.28%) Bash Shell
7 18 (5.00%) C
8 15 (4.17%) JavaScript
8 15 (4.17%) PowerShell
8 15 (4.17%) Ruby
9 13 (3.61%) Shell Script
10 11 (3.06%) C++
11 9 (2.50%) Groovy
12 7 (1.94%) VBScript
12 7 (1.94%) VB
13 6 (1.67%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.39%) PHP
15 4 (1.11%) Perl
16 3 (0.83%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.56%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 44 (12.22%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.78%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.17%) Degree
4 13 (3.61%) VCP4
5 12 (3.33%) DV Cleared
6 11 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (2.50%) MCSE
8 7 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.94%) RHCE
8 7 (1.94%) RHCA
8 7 (1.94%) RHCSA
9 6 (1.67%) MCSA
10 5 (1.39%) CCNA
10 5 (1.39%) MCP
11 3 (0.83%) CISSP
11 3 (0.83%) CISA
11 3 (0.83%) CISM
12 2 (0.56%) PMP
12 2 (0.56%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.28%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.28%) SLA
2 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 46 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.78%) Xen
5 7 (1.94%) Varnish
5 7 (1.94%) VirtualBox
5 7 (1.94%) QEMU
5 7 (1.94%) KVM
6 5 (1.39%) UAG
7 4 (1.11%) Docker
7 4 (1.11%) XenApp
8 3 (0.83%) Squid
8 3 (0.83%) vCloud
8 3 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.56%) Firmware
9 2 (0.56%) XenServer
10 1 (0.28%) vSphere
10 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 29 (8.06%) Puppet
2 23 (6.39%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (3.61%) SCCM
4 12 (3.33%) Ansible
5 7 (1.94%) Vagrant
5 7 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.83%) Salt
7 3 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.56%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.28%) SCOM
9 1 (0.28%) Control-M
9 1 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.28%) Mesos
Vendors
1 106 (29.44%) Microsoft
2 59 (16.39%) Salesforce.com
3 57 (15.83%) VMware
4 28 (7.78%) Oracle
5 19 (5.28%) Red Hat
6 13 (3.61%) Google
6 13 (3.61%) Citrix
7 11 (3.06%) Akamai
8 10 (2.78%) Perforce
9 8 (2.22%) Sitecore
10 7 (1.94%) SAP
11 6 (1.67%) Siebel
11 6 (1.67%) Cisco
11 6 (1.67%) Remedy
11 6 (1.67%) EMC
11 6 (1.67%) Eloqua
11 6 (1.67%) Rackspace
11 6 (1.67%) ForgeRock
12 5 (1.39%) IBM
13 3 (0.83%) Business Objects
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