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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Computing
Rank 393 407 453
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +46
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 241 243 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.44% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.96% 6.32% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 158 126
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £461 £500 £513
% change year-on-year
-7.75% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £27.00 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year
-55.00% -

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
6090 3845 2639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.22% 6.94% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4182 2652 1770
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 56 59
Median hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.21% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £77.50 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-40.90% +52.77%

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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Computing within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +19 218 £495 -1.00% 83
London +27 129 £500 - 45
South East +33 42 £450 -10.00% 13
City of London +12 22 £508 +76.52% 12
Oxfordshire +1 15 £475 -8.65% 3
East of England +6 13 £550 -12.00% 9
West Midlands -16 12 £455 +1.11% 1
Wales - 12 £525 -
Surrey +30 11 £333 -16.87% 3
Berkshire +16 11 £168 -68.83% 4
North West -1 11 £500 +42.85% 8
Edinburgh +25 9 £400 - 6
Scotland +17 9 £400 +42.85% 9
Oxford +6 9 £456 -11.83% 1
Birmingham -5 9 £460 -0.54%
West Wales - 9 £525 -
Swansea - 9 £525 -
Staines - 9 £290 - 1
Cambridgeshire +6 8 £538 -12.77% 6
Cambridge +15 7 £550 -10.75% 6
Manchester +3 6 £425 +9.67% 6
South West +14 5 £425 +6.25% 2
Reading +3 5 £168 -74.23% 3
Cheshire +19 4 £675 - 1
West Yorkshire +9 3 £300 -43.39% 2
Bristol +8 3 £425 +6.25% 2
Leeds +3 3 £300 -43.39%
Yorkshire -3 3 £300 -42.58% 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 £425 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £425 -

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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.

1 221 (41.94%) Java
2 215 (40.80%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (37.57%) Amazon AWS
4 178 (33.78%) Linux
5 154 (29.22%) Python
6 132 (25.05%) Puppet
7 126 (23.91%) Microsoft Azure
8 117 (22.20%) SQL
9 115 (21.82%) Jenkins
10 107 (20.30%) DevOps
11 100 (18.98%) Ansible
12 98 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
13 96 (18.22%) Git (software)
14 93 (17.65%) JavaScript
15 89 (16.89%) MongoDB
16 88 (16.70%) JSON
17 87 (16.51%) Spring
17 87 (16.51%) Continuous Delivery
18 84 (15.94%) AngularJS
19 77 (14.61%) Unix
19 77 (14.61%) VMware
19 77 (14.61%) Elasticsearch
19 77 (14.61%) Opscode Chef
20 75 (14.23%) Scrum
20 75 (14.23%) Configuration Management
21 74 (14.04%) Docker
22 73 (13.85%) Tomcat
22 73 (13.85%) Microsoft
23 72 (13.66%) Ruby
23 72 (13.66%) Hadoop

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 77 (14.61%) Elasticsearch
2 73 (13.85%) Tomcat
3 50 (9.49%) Apache
4 47 (8.92%) Apache Spark
5 32 (6.07%) OpenStack
6 24 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 21 (3.98%) Apache Pig
8 20 (3.80%) Skype for Business
9 17 (3.23%) JBoss
10 16 (3.04%) SharePoint
11 15 (2.85%) IIS
11 15 (2.85%) nginx
12 13 (2.47%) WebSphere
13 12 (2.28%) MS Exchange
13 12 (2.28%) WebLogic
14 10 (1.90%) Confluence
14 10 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
15 8 (1.52%) Apache Solr
15 8 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (5.31%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.90%) MS Office
3 4 (0.76%) MS Project
3 4 (0.76%) SPSS
4 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.33%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.19%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 198 (37.57%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (23.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (13.28%) PaaS
4 42 (7.97%) IaaS
5 41 (7.78%) SaaS
6 39 (7.40%) GitHub
7 21 (3.98%) Office 365
8 18 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (3.04%) Amazon Kinesis
10 13 (2.47%) Amazon S3
11 11 (2.09%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (1.71%) Force.com
12 9 (1.71%) OneDrive
13 8 (1.52%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (1.33%) Yammer
15 6 (1.14%) Amazon EMR
15 6 (1.14%) Google App Engine
16 4 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 42 (7.97%) DNS
2 40 (7.59%) TCP/IP
3 29 (5.50%) Firewall
4 26 (4.93%) SAN
5 19 (3.61%) VLAN
6 17 (3.23%) DHCP
6 17 (3.23%) Kerberos
7 16 (3.04%) HTTP
7 16 (3.04%) WAN
8 14 (2.66%) LAN
9 13 (2.47%) VoIP
10 12 (2.28%) LDAP
11 11 (2.09%) NAS
12 10 (1.90%) iSCSI
12 10 (1.90%) SSL
13 9 (1.71%) Skype
14 8 (1.52%) FTP
14 8 (1.52%) IPsec
14 8 (1.52%) Network Security
14 8 (1.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (16.89%) MongoDB
2 72 (13.66%) Hadoop
3 69 (13.09%) Big Data
4 57 (10.82%) SQL Server
5 54 (10.25%) MySQL
6 49 (9.30%) Apache Hive
7 45 (8.54%) PostgreSQL
8 36 (6.83%) Couchbase
9 34 (6.45%) Relational Database
10 29 (5.50%) Apache Cassandra
11 24 (4.55%) NoSQL
12 22 (4.17%) Sqoop
13 19 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (3.23%) Parquet
15 15 (2.85%) HBase
16 11 (2.09%) Oracle Database
17 9 (1.71%) Oracle Exadata
18 8 (1.52%) Apache Zeppelin
19 7 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
20 6 (1.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 115 (21.82%) Jenkins
2 96 (18.22%) Git (software)
3 69 (13.09%) Maven
4 61 (11.57%) JUnit
5 54 (10.25%) Mockito
6 48 (9.11%) Cucumber
7 44 (8.35%) JIRA
8 36 (6.83%) Gradle
9 35 (6.64%) Spock
10 34 (6.45%) TeamCity
11 22 (4.17%) Subversion
12 20 (3.80%) MSBuild
13 18 (3.42%) NUnit
13 18 (3.42%) SpecFlow
14 16 (3.04%) Mercurial
15 13 (2.47%) Selenium
16 11 (2.09%) CMake
16 11 (2.09%) Gerrit
16 11 (2.09%) Talend Open Studio
17 10 (1.90%) Vagrant
General
1 63 (11.95%) Finance
2 24 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.42%) Banking
4 16 (3.04%) Retail
5 13 (2.47%) Publishing
6 11 (2.09%) Marketing
7 8 (1.52%) Billing
7 8 (1.52%) Front Office
7 8 (1.52%) Games
8 6 (1.14%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.95%) Advertising
9 5 (0.95%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.57%) Automotive
10 3 (0.57%) Back Office
10 3 (0.57%) Electronics
10 3 (0.57%) Law
11 2 (0.38%) Legal
11 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.38%) Military
11 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 143 (27.13%) Developer
2 100 (18.98%) Architect
3 82 (15.56%) Java Developer
4 55 (10.44%) DevOps Engineer
5 26 (4.93%) Cloud Architect
5 26 (4.93%) Data Engineer
6 25 (4.74%) AWS Engineer
6 25 (4.74%) Cloud Engineer
6 25 (4.74%) Linux Engineer
7 23 (4.36%) Administrator
7 23 (4.36%) Analyst
7 23 (4.36%) Senior Developer
8 21 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (3.61%) Build Engineer
9 19 (3.61%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 19 (3.61%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 18 (3.42%) AWS Developer
10 18 (3.42%) Infrastructure Architect
11 17 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 16 (3.04%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (16.70%) JSON
2 87 (16.51%) Spring
3 84 (15.94%) AngularJS
4 70 (13.28%) JMS
5 66 (12.52%) J2EE
6 56 (10.63%) XML
7 51 (9.68%) Kafka
8 49 (9.30%) Web Services
9 45 (8.54%) RESTful
10 44 (8.35%) REST
11 42 (7.97%) HTML
12 26 (4.93%) Java EE
13 25 (4.74%) RabbitMQ
14 24 (4.55%) Node.js
15 23 (4.36%) HTML5
15 23 (4.36%) LAMP
15 23 (4.36%) Spring MVC
16 19 (3.61%) CSS
16 19 (3.61%) Hibernate
16 19 (3.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.82%) Data Centre
2 27 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.12%) Clustering
3 25 (4.74%) Statistics
4 23 (4.36%) Computer Science
4 23 (4.36%) Public Cloud
5 22 (4.17%) Private Cloud
6 21 (3.98%) Client/Server
7 15 (2.85%) Data Integration
7 15 (2.85%) Data Structures
8 14 (2.66%) PKI
9 13 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (2.28%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.90%) Algorithms
12 9 (1.71%) Grid Computing
12 9 (1.71%) User Experience
13 8 (1.52%) Social Network
14 7 (1.33%) Cryptography
14 7 (1.33%) Online Games
15 6 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 178 (33.78%) Linux
2 77 (14.61%) Unix
3 69 (13.09%) Windows
4 25 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (4.55%) Windows Server
6 23 (4.36%) AIX
7 13 (2.47%) Solaris
7 13 (2.47%) Ubuntu
8 10 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.71%) SUSE
10 8 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (1.33%) Android
12 5 (0.95%) CentOS
13 4 (0.76%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.76%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.57%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.57%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.38%) HPUX
15 2 (0.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (40.80%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (20.30%) DevOps
3 98 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
4 87 (16.51%) Continuous Delivery
5 75 (14.23%) Configuration Management
5 75 (14.23%) Scrum
6 66 (12.52%) Microservices
7 61 (11.57%) Open Source
8 53 (10.06%) ITIL
9 52 (9.87%) SOA
10 48 (9.11%) Kanban
11 41 (7.78%) TDD
12 37 (7.02%) Test Automation
13 35 (6.64%) Unit Testing
14 34 (6.45%) High Availability
15 33 (6.26%) Project Management
16 29 (5.50%) BDD
17 28 (5.31%) Analytics
17 28 (5.31%) Service Management
18 27 (5.12%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 221 (41.94%) Java
2 154 (29.22%) Python
3 117 (22.20%) SQL
4 93 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 72 (13.66%) Ruby
6 57 (10.82%) Scala
7 54 (10.25%) Bash Shell
8 39 (7.40%) C++
9 33 (6.26%) Perl
10 29 (5.50%) R
11 25 (4.74%) C#
12 22 (4.17%) Shell Script
13 19 (3.61%) PHP
14 16 (3.04%) C
14 16 (3.04%) PowerShell
15 9 (1.71%) Apex Code
15 9 (1.71%) XPath
16 6 (1.14%) Korn
17 5 (0.95%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.95%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 50 (9.49%) Security Cleared
2 33 (6.26%) SC Cleared
3 31 (5.88%) Degree
4 20 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (2.66%) CCNA
5 14 (2.66%) RHCE
6 13 (2.47%) CCNP
7 12 (2.28%) RHCSA
8 10 (1.90%) RHCA
9 7 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.95%) CISSP
11 5 (0.95%) ISACA
11 5 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.95%) SANS
12 4 (0.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 4 (0.76%) CCSP
12 4 (0.76%) CISM
12 4 (0.76%) VCAP
12 4 (0.76%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.23%) QA
2 10 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.71%) SLA
4 8 (1.52%) Government Security Classifications
5 7 (1.33%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.76%) COBIT
7 3 (0.57%) ISO22301
8 2 (0.38%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.19%) GCP
System Software
1 74 (14.04%) Docker
2 54 (10.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (8.35%) Active Directory
4 27 (5.12%) Hyper-V
5 20 (3.80%) vSphere
6 19 (3.61%) NFS
7 16 (3.04%) HDFS
7 16 (3.04%) Oracle RAC
8 15 (2.85%) iptables
8 15 (2.85%) KVM
9 12 (2.28%) Apache Flume
9 12 (2.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 11 (2.09%) XenServer
11 10 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (1.71%) VirtualBox
13 6 (1.14%) PowerHA
13 6 (1.14%) Samba
13 6 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 132 (25.05%) Puppet
2 100 (18.98%) Ansible
3 77 (14.61%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (3.42%) Terraform
5 15 (2.85%) HAProxy
5 15 (2.85%) Kubernetes
5 15 (2.85%) Mesos
5 15 (2.85%) Nagios
6 12 (2.28%) Oozie
6 12 (2.28%) SCCM
7 11 (2.09%) Ambari
7 11 (2.09%) Hadoop YARN
7 11 (2.09%) Packer
8 10 (1.90%) Salt
9 9 (1.71%) Tivoli
9 9 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (1.52%) Nessus
10 8 (1.52%) NetBackup
10 8 (1.52%) Rundeck
10 8 (1.52%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 77 (14.61%) VMware
2 73 (13.85%) Microsoft
3 66 (12.52%) Oracle
4 39 (7.40%) Cisco
5 25 (4.74%) Google
6 24 (4.55%) HP
6 24 (4.55%) IBM
7 22 (4.17%) Red Hat
8 20 (3.80%) Perforce
9 16 (3.04%) Teradata
10 15 (2.85%) Citrix
11 14 (2.66%) Dell
12 13 (2.47%) Hortonworks
13 12 (2.28%) Symantec
14 11 (2.09%) EMC
14 11 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (2.09%) Talend
15 8 (1.52%) NetApp
15 8 (1.52%) Sonatype
15 8 (1.52%) Sun
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