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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Computing
Rank 375 400 423
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +23
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 230 206 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.37% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.99% 11.97% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 126 84
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £309 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £11.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+218.18% -64.51%
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
2557 1721 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.57% 3.05% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1637 1061 607
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 32 15
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £9.42 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.70 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -16.12%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +24 218 £463 +2.94% 125
London -36 70 £477 +6.00% 64
North West +37 56 £595 +40.00% 7
Cheshire - 41 £650 - 3
Warrington - 33 £650 - 3
Yorkshire +3 30 £295 -7.81% 4
South East -12 30 £350 -28.20% 14
West Yorkshire +9 27 £288 -10.15% 2
Leeds +4 27 £288 -10.15% 2
Berkshire +13 15 £385 -23.00% 4
City of London +1 13 £450 +4.65% 28
West Midlands -12 13 £401 +60.29% 4
East of England +20 11 £638 +68.31% 25
Bedfordshire - 10 £638 - 1
Scotland +1 7 £438 +6.06% 1
South West -4 7 £404 -15.00% 6
North East - 6 £288 - 1
Chester - 6 - -
Edinburgh -7 5 £438 +6.06%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £275 -
Surrey - 5 £350 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 5 £275 - 1
Reading +8 4 - - 2
Hampshire -5 4 £440 +10.00% 8
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 - - 1
Oxfordshire -13 3 £313 -28.57% 1
Oxford - 3 £313 - 1
Manchester - 3 £500 - 4
Guildford - 3 £350 -
Wiltshire +10 2 - - 2

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 147 (36.93%) Amazon AWS
2 143 (35.93%) Java
3 140 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (28.64%) Linux
5 95 (23.87%) Microsoft
6 84 (21.11%) Opscode Chef
7 78 (19.60%) .NET
7 78 (19.60%) Oracle
7 78 (19.60%) VMware
8 69 (17.34%) IaaS
9 68 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 67 (16.83%) Big Data
11 63 (15.83%) Hadoop
12 62 (15.58%) Python
13 61 (15.33%) JavaScript
14 60 (15.08%) Configuration Management
15 59 (14.82%) Citrix
16 57 (14.32%) Finance
17 56 (14.07%) DevOps
18 53 (13.32%) SaaS
18 53 (13.32%) Windows
19 52 (13.07%) MongoDB
20 51 (12.81%) Data Warehouse
21 50 (12.56%) Security Cleared
21 50 (12.56%) Apache Cassandra
22 48 (12.06%) Teradata
23 47 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
24 46 (11.56%) Salesforce.com
24 46 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
25 45 (11.31%) R

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 42 (10.55%) Node.js
2 35 (8.79%) IIS
2 35 (8.79%) Tomcat
3 33 (8.29%) Apache
4 31 (7.79%) nginx
5 28 (7.04%) WebSphere
6 27 (6.78%) Jetty
7 26 (6.53%) SharePoint
8 25 (6.28%) OpenStack
9 9 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (2.01%) Lync
11 6 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (1.51%) MS Exchange
11 6 (1.51%) CMS
12 5 (1.26%) SAS
12 5 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (1.26%) Magnolia
13 4 (1.01%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 28 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.75%) MS Office
2 3 (0.75%) SPSS
2 3 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) MS Project
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.26%) BigMachines
2 6 (1.51%) assyst
3 4 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.25%) Magento
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 147 (36.93%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (17.34%) IaaS
3 53 (13.32%) SaaS
4 46 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 35 (8.79%) Amazon EC2
6 30 (7.54%) Force.com
7 26 (6.53%) Google Cloud Platform
7 26 (6.53%) Google App Engine
8 13 (3.27%) PaaS
9 12 (3.02%) Amazon ELB
10 8 (2.01%) Office 365
11 6 (1.51%) OpenShift
12 5 (1.26%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.75%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.50%) Google Compute Engine
15 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.25%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.54%) DNS
2 33 (8.29%) DHCP
3 31 (7.79%) TCP/IP
4 29 (7.29%) HTTP
5 25 (6.28%) IPsec
6 23 (5.78%) FTP
7 22 (5.53%) LAN
7 22 (5.53%) Internet
8 19 (4.77%) WAN
9 18 (4.52%) SSL
9 18 (4.52%) Firewall
9 18 (4.52%) Network Security
10 11 (2.76%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.76%) VoIP
12 6 (1.51%) VPN
13 5 (1.26%) Broadband
13 5 (1.26%) SAN
14 4 (1.01%) IPv6
14 4 (1.01%) Ethernet
14 4 (1.01%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (16.83%) Big Data
2 63 (15.83%) Hadoop
3 52 (13.07%) MongoDB
4 51 (12.81%) Data Warehouse
5 50 (12.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 33 (8.29%) SQL Server
7 17 (4.27%) Relational Database
8 16 (4.02%) NoSQL
9 10 (2.51%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (2.51%) MySQL
10 7 (1.76%) Redis
11 6 (1.51%) Apache Hive
12 5 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.26%) HBase
13 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (1.01%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.75%) Oracle OWB
14 3 (0.75%) DB2
14 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 31 (7.79%) Jenkins
2 21 (5.28%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.76%) Oracle APEX
4 10 (2.51%) JIRA
5 8 (2.01%) Visual Studio
6 7 (1.76%) StarTeam
6 7 (1.76%) Mercurial
6 7 (1.76%) Hudson
7 6 (1.51%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.51%) Maven
8 5 (1.26%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.01%) Ant
10 3 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.50%) RSpec
11 2 (0.50%) EasyMock
11 2 (0.50%) jMock
11 2 (0.50%) JUnit
12 1 (0.25%) ClearCase
12 1 (0.25%) ClearQuest
12 1 (0.25%) NUnit
General
1 57 (14.32%) Finance
2 23 (5.78%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.77%) Marketing
4 9 (2.26%) Publishing
4 9 (2.26%) Retail
5 8 (2.01%) Banking
6 7 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.51%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.26%) Local Government
9 4 (1.01%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.01%) Games
9 4 (1.01%) Electronics
10 3 (0.75%) Billing
11 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.50%) Advertising
11 2 (0.50%) German Language
11 2 (0.50%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.50%) Korean Language
11 2 (0.50%) Turkish Language
12 1 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 101 (25.38%) Architect
2 66 (16.58%) Developer
3 48 (12.06%) Technical Architect
4 42 (10.55%) Analyst
5 32 (8.04%) Java Developer
6 28 (7.04%) Solutions Architect
7 26 (6.53%) Senior Architect
8 25 (6.28%) DevOps Engineer
9 24 (6.03%) Consultant
10 23 (5.78%) Digital Architect
11 21 (5.28%) Digital Technical Architect
12 15 (3.77%) Senior Developer
12 15 (3.77%) Project Manager
13 13 (3.27%) Business Analyst
13 13 (3.27%) Infrastructure Architect
13 13 (3.27%) Senior Technical Architect
14 12 (3.02%) Cloud Architect
15 10 (2.51%) Senior Java Developer
15 10 (2.51%) Senior Solutions Architect
16 9 (2.26%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (19.60%) .NET
2 41 (10.30%) Visualforce
3 40 (10.05%) Mason
4 38 (9.55%) AngularJS
5 37 (9.30%) Web Services
6 34 (8.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 32 (8.04%) Servlets
8 29 (7.29%) J2EE
9 23 (5.78%) ASP.NET
9 23 (5.78%) jQuery
10 21 (5.28%) XML
11 19 (4.77%) HTML
11 19 (4.77%) WCF
12 16 (4.02%) KnockoutJS
13 14 (3.52%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (3.52%) CSS
14 13 (3.27%) Middleware
15 11 (2.76%) .NET Framework
16 10 (2.51%) Spring
16 10 (2.51%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.55%) Visualisation
2 41 (10.30%) Open Source
3 34 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (5.28%) User Experience
5 17 (4.27%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.76%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.51%) Public Cloud
8 9 (2.26%) Replication
9 8 (2.01%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.76%) Streaming Media
10 7 (1.76%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.51%) Grid Computing
12 5 (1.26%) IPTV
12 5 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.26%) PKI
13 4 (1.01%) Hedge funds
13 4 (1.01%) Private Cloud
13 4 (1.01%) BYOD
13 4 (1.01%) Clustering
13 4 (1.01%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 114 (28.64%) Linux
2 53 (13.32%) Windows
3 26 (6.53%) UNIX
4 17 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (4.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.01%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.76%) Android
7 7 (1.76%) Windows XP
7 7 (1.76%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.76%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.75%) CentOS
8 3 (0.75%) Fedora
9 2 (0.50%) VME
10 1 (0.25%) zOS
10 1 (0.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (15.08%) Configuration Management
3 56 (14.07%) DevOps
4 47 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (10.55%) Machine Learning
6 31 (7.79%) E-Commerce
7 29 (7.29%) CRM
7 29 (7.29%) ITIL
8 26 (6.53%) Automated Testing
9 25 (6.28%) Unit Testing
10 24 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (5.78%) Scrum
11 23 (5.78%) TDD
12 22 (5.53%) Project Management
12 22 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (5.03%) Integration Testing
14 19 (4.77%) Analytics
14 19 (4.77%) SOA
14 19 (4.77%) Disaster Recovery
15 18 (4.52%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 143 (35.93%) Java
2 62 (15.58%) Python
3 61 (15.33%) JavaScript
4 45 (11.31%) SQL
4 45 (11.31%) R
5 41 (10.30%) Apex Code
6 30 (7.54%) C#
7 23 (5.78%) Bash Shell
8 18 (4.52%) Shell Script
9 15 (3.77%) Ruby
10 13 (3.27%) C
10 13 (3.27%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.26%) Groovy
12 7 (1.76%) C++
12 7 (1.76%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.76%) VBScript
12 7 (1.76%) VB
13 5 (1.26%) PHP
14 4 (1.01%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 50 (12.56%) Security Cleared
2 36 (9.05%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.52%) Degree
4 14 (3.52%) DV Cleared
5 13 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (2.76%) CCNA
7 9 (2.26%) MCSE
8 7 (1.76%) RHCE
8 7 (1.76%) RHCA
8 7 (1.76%) RHCSA
9 6 (1.51%) MCSA
9 6 (1.51%) CCNP
10 5 (1.26%) MCP
11 4 (1.01%) ISEB
12 3 (0.75%) CISSP
13 2 (0.50%) MCTS
13 2 (0.50%) PMP
13 2 (0.50%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.50%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.51%) QA
2 5 (1.26%) SLA
3 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) PMBOK
System Software
1 68 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (6.03%) Active Directory
3 22 (5.53%) Xen
4 11 (2.76%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.51%) QEMU
5 10 (2.51%) KVM
6 7 (1.76%) VirtualBox
6 7 (1.76%) Varnish
7 5 (1.26%) UAG
7 5 (1.26%) XenApp
8 4 (1.01%) Docker
9 3 (0.75%) Squid
9 3 (0.75%) vCloud
9 3 (0.75%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.50%) Firmware
10 2 (0.50%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.50%) XenServer
11 1 (0.25%) vSphere
11 1 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 84 (21.11%) Opscode Chef
2 43 (10.80%) StatsD
2 43 (10.80%) Puppet
3 14 (3.52%) Ansible
4 13 (3.27%) SCCM
5 7 (1.76%) Vagrant
5 7 (1.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.75%) Salt
8 1 (0.25%) Mesos
8 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.25%) WSUS
8 1 (0.25%) SCOM
8 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 95 (23.87%) Microsoft
2 78 (19.60%) Oracle
2 78 (19.60%) VMware
3 59 (14.82%) Citrix
4 48 (12.06%) Teradata
5 46 (11.56%) Salesforce.com
6 42 (10.55%) Tableau
6 42 (10.55%) Apigee
6 42 (10.55%) Mashery
7 28 (7.04%) Google
8 18 (4.52%) Red Hat
9 11 (2.76%) Akamai
10 10 (2.51%) Cisco
11 9 (2.26%) Siebel
11 9 (2.26%) Eloqua
11 9 (2.26%) Sitecore
12 8 (2.01%) SAP
13 7 (1.76%) Remedy
13 7 (1.76%) Perforce
14 6 (1.51%) IBM
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