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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Computing
Rank 426 431 412
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 158 122 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.24% 10.23% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 85 79
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£450 £440 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £267 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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
1918 1193 825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.76% 2.48% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1249 767 535
Average daily rate £438 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 24 19
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.62% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.63 £43.75 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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 +8 145 £450 +2.27% 121
London -12 62 £450 -2.70% 69
South East +26 45 £481 +6.64% 21
City of London +13 19 £450 +2.85% 37
East of England +11 16 £450 +136.84% 10
Berkshire +11 15 £545 +55.71% 7
Scotland - 13 £338 - 3
Cambridgeshire -5 9 £425 +123.68% 8
Cambridge +2 8 £413 +117.10% 7
Glasgow - 7 £300 -
North West -14 6 £325 -23.52% 2
Yorkshire -12 5 £373 +14.61% 9
Oxfordshire -12 5 £525 +5.00% 2
Hampshire -18 5 - - 2
East Sussex - 5 £438 -
Edinburgh - 5 £375 - 3
Hertfordshire +4 4 £638 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £370 - 1
Basingstoke - 4 - - 1
Bedford - 3 £638 -
Reading - 3 £545 - 2
Bedfordshire - 3 £638 - 1
West Sussex - 3 £220 - 1
Surrey -3 2 £438 +59.09% 6
Bristol -6 2 £375 -25.00% 3
West Yorkshire -11 2 £338 +3.84% 2
Leeds -17 2 £338 +3.84% 2
South West -22 2 £375 -21.05% 7
West Midlands - 2 £363 - 1
York - 2 £373 -

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 119 (34.49%) Java
2 95 (27.54%) Microsoft
3 81 (23.48%) Linux
3 81 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (19.71%) SQL
5 67 (19.42%) SaaS
6 64 (18.55%) .NET
7 60 (17.39%) CRM
7 60 (17.39%) Salesforce.com
8 55 (15.94%) Finance
8 55 (15.94%) Visualforce
8 55 (15.94%) Apex Code
9 53 (15.36%) Disaster Recovery
9 53 (15.36%) Active Directory
10 52 (15.07%) VMware
10 52 (15.07%) Mason
11 51 (14.78%) SharePoint
12 48 (13.91%) Lync
13 45 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
13 45 (13.04%) Force.com
13 45 (13.04%) Hyper-V
14 43 (12.46%) SharePoint 2013
15 42 (12.17%) DevOps
16 41 (11.88%) Amazon AWS
16 41 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
16 41 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
17 40 (11.59%) Clustering
17 40 (11.59%) Dynamics CRM
17 40 (11.59%) Dynamics AX
18 39 (11.30%) Web Services

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 51 (14.78%) SharePoint
2 48 (13.91%) Lync
3 45 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 43 (12.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 39 (11.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 38 (11.01%) BizTalk Server
7 27 (7.83%) Apache
7 27 (7.83%) Tomcat
8 18 (5.22%) Jetty
8 18 (5.22%) nginx
9 16 (4.64%) OpenStack
10 14 (4.06%) IIS
11 13 (3.77%) WebSphere
12 12 (3.48%) MS Exchange
13 11 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
14 10 (2.90%) Node.js
15 9 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
15 9 (2.61%) CMS
16 7 (2.03%) Office Communications Server
17 5 (1.45%) Magnolia
Applications
1 24 (6.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 40 (11.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 40 (11.59%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.74%) assyst
3 3 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.58%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.58%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.58%) SAP ECC
5 1 (0.29%) Magento
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 67 (19.42%) SaaS
2 45 (13.04%) Force.com
3 41 (11.88%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (7.25%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (4.64%) IaaS
6 14 (4.06%) Google App Engine
6 14 (4.06%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (3.77%) Amazon ELB
7 13 (3.77%) Office 365
8 9 (2.61%) PaaS
9 6 (1.74%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.87%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.87%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.58%) Heroku
12 1 (0.29%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.29%) Route 53
12 1 (0.29%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.38%) TCP/IP
2 19 (5.51%) DNS
2 19 (5.51%) HTTP
3 16 (4.64%) Internet
4 15 (4.35%) DHCP
5 12 (3.48%) IPsec
5 12 (3.48%) Firewall
6 11 (3.19%) LAN
6 11 (3.19%) FTP
7 10 (2.90%) WAN
7 10 (2.90%) SSL
8 9 (2.61%) SAN
9 6 (1.74%) Network Security
9 6 (1.74%) Unified Communications
10 4 (1.16%) VPN
10 4 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.16%) NAS
11 3 (0.87%) VRRP
12 2 (0.58%) LDAP
12 2 (0.58%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.54%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.51%) MySQL
3 14 (4.06%) NoSQL
3 14 (4.06%) Big Data
4 13 (3.77%) Hadoop
5 12 (3.48%) Relational Database
6 11 (3.19%) Redis
7 8 (2.32%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (2.03%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.87%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.87%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.58%) DB2
12 2 (0.58%) SAP BW
12 2 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (9.57%) Git (software)
2 26 (7.54%) Jenkins
3 18 (5.22%) JIRA
4 10 (2.90%) Subversion
5 9 (2.61%) Maven
5 9 (2.61%) TeamCity
5 9 (2.61%) Visual Studio
6 8 (2.32%) Hudson
7 7 (2.03%) Mercurial
7 7 (2.03%) StarTeam
8 6 (1.74%) JUnit
8 6 (1.74%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (1.74%) EasyMock
8 6 (1.74%) jMock
9 5 (1.45%) Ant
10 4 (1.16%) Selenium
11 3 (0.87%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.58%) Gradle
General
1 55 (15.94%) Finance
2 27 (7.83%) Banking
3 19 (5.51%) Retail
4 15 (4.35%) Marketing
5 13 (3.77%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.90%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.03%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.74%) Local Government
9 5 (1.45%) Publishing
9 5 (1.45%) Games
10 4 (1.16%) Legal
10 4 (1.16%) Advertising
11 3 (0.87%) Billing
11 3 (0.87%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.87%) Electronics
12 2 (0.58%) Law
12 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.58%) Turkish Language
12 2 (0.58%) German Language
12 2 (0.58%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 85 (24.64%) Developer
2 84 (24.35%) Architect
3 41 (11.88%) Technical Architect
4 34 (9.86%) Analyst
5 32 (9.28%) Java Developer
6 22 (6.38%) Senior Developer
7 18 (5.22%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 18 (5.22%) DevOps Engineer
8 17 (4.93%) Infrastructure Architect
8 17 (4.93%) Solutions Architect
9 16 (4.64%) Project Manager
10 14 (4.06%) Business Analyst
10 14 (4.06%) Consultant
11 13 (3.77%) Senior Architect
12 12 (3.48%) Senior Java Developer
13 10 (2.90%) Integration Manager
14 9 (2.61%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
15 8 (2.32%) Administrator
15 8 (2.32%) Salesforce.com Architect
16 7 (2.03%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (18.55%) .NET
2 55 (15.94%) Visualforce
3 52 (15.07%) Mason
4 39 (11.30%) Web Services
5 30 (8.70%) Application Packaging
6 29 (8.41%) XML
7 25 (7.25%) HTML
8 18 (5.22%) RESTful
9 17 (4.93%) jQuery
9 17 (4.93%) ASP.NET
10 16 (4.64%) Middleware
11 15 (4.35%) J2EE
12 14 (4.06%) CSS
12 14 (4.06%) Servlets
13 13 (3.77%) Spring
14 11 (3.19%) WCF
14 11 (3.19%) LAMP
15 10 (2.90%) .NET Framework
16 8 (2.32%) Hibernate
16 8 (2.32%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.59%) Clustering
2 22 (6.38%) Open Source
3 20 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.19%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.90%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.61%) Replication
8 8 (2.32%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.32%) Data Structures
9 7 (2.03%) User Experience
9 7 (2.03%) Reference Data
9 7 (2.03%) Data Integration
9 7 (2.03%) Streaming Media
9 7 (2.03%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.45%) IPTV
10 5 (1.45%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.45%) Grid Computing
11 4 (1.16%) Social Media
11 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 81 (23.48%) Linux
2 38 (11.01%) Windows
3 25 (7.25%) UNIX
4 15 (4.35%) Android
5 14 (4.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (2.32%) Windows 7
9 8 (2.32%) Apple iOS
10 7 (2.03%) Windows 8
10 7 (2.03%) Windows XP
11 6 (1.74%) CentOS
12 4 (1.16%) Fedora
13 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.58%) VME
14 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.29%) zOS
14 1 (0.29%) AIX
14 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (17.39%) CRM
3 53 (15.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 42 (12.17%) DevOps
5 41 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
7 36 (10.43%) Scrum
8 33 (9.57%) SOA
9 30 (8.70%) Configuration Management
10 26 (7.54%) E-Commerce
11 22 (6.38%) Migration
11 22 (6.38%) Enterprise Architecture
12 20 (5.80%) Integration Testing
13 19 (5.51%) Project Management
13 19 (5.51%) TDD
14 17 (4.93%) Software Engineering
15 16 (4.64%) ITIL
15 16 (4.64%) Unit Testing
16 14 (4.06%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (4.06%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (34.49%) Java
2 68 (19.71%) SQL
3 55 (15.94%) Apex Code
4 37 (10.72%) Python
5 27 (7.83%) C#
6 22 (6.38%) JavaScript
7 19 (5.51%) C
7 19 (5.51%) Ruby
8 18 (5.22%) PowerShell
9 14 (4.06%) PHP
9 14 (4.06%) Shell Script
9 14 (4.06%) Bash Shell
10 13 (3.77%) C++
10 13 (3.77%) Perl
11 9 (2.61%) Groovy
12 8 (2.32%) PHP5
13 7 (2.03%) VBScript
13 7 (2.03%) VB
14 3 (0.87%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.58%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 34 (9.86%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.80%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.77%) DV Cleared
4 10 (2.90%) Degree
5 7 (2.03%) RHCSA
5 7 (2.03%) RHCA
5 7 (2.03%) RHCE
6 6 (1.74%) MCSE
6 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.16%) MCSA
7 4 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.87%) CCNA
8 3 (0.87%) MCP
9 1 (0.29%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.29%) GSAE
9 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.29%) MCTS
9 1 (0.29%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.48%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (15.36%) Active Directory
2 45 (13.04%) Hyper-V
3 41 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (4.93%) Xen
5 7 (2.03%) VirtualBox
5 7 (2.03%) Varnish
6 3 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.87%) UAG
6 3 (0.87%) XenApp
6 3 (0.87%) Squid
7 2 (0.58%) vCloud
7 2 (0.58%) HDFS
7 2 (0.58%) Docker
8 1 (0.29%) vSphere
8 1 (0.29%) XenServer
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (8.12%) Puppet
2 22 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (3.19%) SCCM
4 10 (2.90%) Vagrant
5 7 (2.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 7 (2.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (2.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (1.74%) Ansible
7 4 (1.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (1.16%) Nagios
8 2 (0.58%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.58%) Salt
9 1 (0.29%) SCOM
9 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.29%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.29%) CA SiteMinder
9 1 (0.29%) Control-M
Vendors
1 95 (27.54%) Microsoft
2 60 (17.39%) Salesforce.com
3 52 (15.07%) VMware
4 24 (6.96%) Oracle
5 20 (5.80%) Google
5 20 (5.80%) Red Hat
6 11 (3.19%) Akamai
7 10 (2.90%) Perforce
8 9 (2.61%) Citrix
9 8 (2.32%) EMC
9 8 (2.32%) Sitecore
10 7 (2.03%) IronPort
10 7 (2.03%) Symantec
10 7 (2.03%) SAP
11 6 (1.74%) Remedy
11 6 (1.74%) ForgeRock
11 6 (1.74%) Rackspace
12 5 (1.45%) Facebook
12 5 (1.45%) Zend
12 5 (1.45%) NetApp
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