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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Computing
Rank 387 485 480
Rank change year-on-year
+98 -5
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 283 173 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.30% 0.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.82% 4.97% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 118 105
Median daily rate £475 £458 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.82% +7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.24 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.24 - -

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
5877 3479 2489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.86% 5.96% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4089 2306 1594
Median daily rate £463 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 57 55
Median hourly rate £18.50 £22.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.68% +26.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.95 £39.50 £33.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £22.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-21.11% +30.43%

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 26 August 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
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 26 August 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 +90 270 £475 +3.82% 99
London +34 112 £500 -2.43% 38
South East +92 94 £450 - 29
Oxfordshire +50 66 £450 -13.46% 10
Oxford +35 49 £390 +11.42% 3
West Midlands -8 28 £250 -41.17% 2
City of London +29 23 £500 - 3
Yorkshire -26 15 £500 +42.85% 4
Birmingham - 11 £230 -
Scotland +23 9 £431 +15.00% 3
North West -1 9 £435 -8.42% 4
Shropshire -22 9 £415 -0.59%
Edinburgh - 9 £431 - 2
York - 8 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 8 - - 1
South Yorkshire -8 7 £500 +28.20%
Sheffield -9 7 £500 +28.20%
Telford -20 7 £415 -0.59%
Manchester -5 6 - - 4
East of England +18 5 £600 +31.14% 11
Surrey +13 5 £600 - 8
Hampshire +4 5 £475 +1.60% 3
East Sussex - 5 £320 - 2
Brighton - 5 £320 - 2
Berkshire +3 4 £450 +50.00% 6
Staines - 4 £600 - 1
Kidlington - 4 £475 - 1
South West +5 3 £625 +108.33% 4
Wolverhampton - 3 - -
Warwickshire - 3 £220 -

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 217 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (40.91%) Amazon AWS
3 170 (32.20%) Linux
4 167 (31.63%) Java
5 141 (26.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 135 (25.57%) DevOps
7 118 (22.35%) Puppet
8 115 (21.78%) Python
9 111 (21.02%) Jenkins
10 104 (19.70%) SQL
11 99 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
12 96 (18.18%) Ruby
13 94 (17.80%) MongoDB
14 88 (16.67%) J2EE
14 88 (16.67%) Tomcat
14 88 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
15 86 (16.29%) VMware
16 83 (15.72%) Data Centre
17 82 (15.53%) Microsoft
18 80 (15.15%) JavaScript
19 78 (14.77%) Web Services
19 78 (14.77%) Scrum
19 78 (14.77%) Finance
20 77 (14.58%) Git (software)
21 74 (14.02%) AngularJS
22 73 (13.83%) PaaS
22 73 (13.83%) Spring
23 72 (13.64%) JSON
23 72 (13.64%) Oracle
24 68 (12.88%) Unix

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 88 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 57 (10.80%) Elasticsearch
3 51 (9.66%) OpenStack
4 42 (7.95%) Apache
5 40 (7.58%) WebSphere
6 30 (5.68%) IIS
7 27 (5.11%) nginx
8 24 (4.55%) Jetty
8 24 (4.55%) Mongrel
9 19 (3.60%) Cloud Foundry
10 17 (3.22%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (2.84%) SharePoint
11 15 (2.84%) WebLogic
12 13 (2.46%) JBoss
13 12 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (1.89%) WebLogic Portal
15 9 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (1.70%) Skype for Business
16 8 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
17 5 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 24 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.76%) MS Project
4 3 (0.57%) MS Office
4 3 (0.57%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (0.57%) SPSS
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
1 8 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.95%) BigMachines
2 5 (0.95%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.38%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.19%) Magento
4 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 216 (40.91%) Amazon AWS
2 141 (26.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (13.83%) PaaS
4 53 (10.04%) SaaS
5 51 (9.66%) IaaS
6 44 (8.33%) GitHub
7 32 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
8 29 (5.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 20 (3.79%) Google App Engine
10 15 (2.84%) Heroku
11 14 (2.65%) Amazon S3
12 12 (2.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 11 (2.08%) Office 365
14 10 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (1.70%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (1.14%) OpenShift
17 5 (0.95%) Force.com
18 3 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
18 3 (0.57%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 57 (10.80%) DNS
2 56 (10.61%) Firewall
3 47 (8.90%) TCP/IP
4 32 (6.06%) HTTP
5 30 (5.68%) DHCP
6 24 (4.55%) FTP
6 24 (4.55%) IPsec
6 24 (4.55%) SSL
7 23 (4.36%) SAN
8 17 (3.22%) CTI
9 13 (2.46%) VLAN
9 13 (2.46%) VoIP
10 9 (1.70%) Internet
11 8 (1.52%) NAS
11 8 (1.52%) Network Security
12 7 (1.33%) iSCSI
13 6 (1.14%) VPN
14 5 (0.95%) LAN
14 5 (0.95%) WAN
14 5 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (17.80%) MongoDB
2 49 (9.28%) MySQL
3 44 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 38 (7.20%) Big Data
5 37 (7.01%) Hadoop
6 36 (6.82%) Couchbase
7 21 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (3.79%) NoSQL
9 18 (3.41%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (2.08%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.33%) MariaDB
11 7 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (1.14%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (0.95%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.95%) HBase
13 5 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (0.95%) SimpleDB
14 4 (0.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 111 (21.02%) Jenkins
2 77 (14.58%) Git (software)
3 63 (11.93%) Maven
4 50 (9.47%) JUnit
5 45 (8.52%) Mockito
6 44 (8.33%) Cucumber
7 35 (6.63%) Spock
8 28 (5.30%) TeamCity
9 26 (4.92%) Gradle
9 26 (4.92%) Vagrant
10 23 (4.36%) Travis CI
11 22 (4.17%) Selenium
12 20 (3.79%) Subversion
13 16 (3.03%) MSBuild
14 15 (2.84%) JIRA
15 13 (2.46%) NUnit
15 13 (2.46%) SpecFlow
16 10 (1.89%) Oracle APEX
16 10 (1.89%) RSpec
17 9 (1.70%) Mercurial
General
1 78 (14.77%) Finance
2 15 (2.84%) Banking
2 15 (2.84%) Retail
3 13 (2.46%) Publishing
4 12 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.70%) Front Office
6 8 (1.52%) Marketing
7 7 (1.33%) Billing
8 5 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.95%) Games
9 4 (0.76%) Legal
10 3 (0.57%) Back Office
10 3 (0.57%) Law
11 2 (0.38%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) Automotive
12 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) German Language
12 1 (0.19%) Local Government
12 1 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 155 (29.36%) Developer
2 92 (17.42%) Architect
3 82 (15.53%) Java Developer
4 66 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 34 (6.44%) Infrastructure Architect
6 32 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
7 27 (5.11%) Cloud Engineer
7 27 (5.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 26 (4.92%) Cloud Architect
8 26 (4.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 22 (4.17%) Applications Developer
9 22 (4.17%) AWS Engineer
10 21 (3.98%) AWS Developer
11 20 (3.79%) Designer
12 19 (3.60%) Analyst
12 19 (3.60%) Lead DevOps
12 19 (3.60%) Security Designer
13 18 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
14 17 (3.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (16.67%) J2EE
2 78 (14.77%) Web Services
3 74 (14.02%) AngularJS
4 73 (13.83%) Spring
5 72 (13.64%) JSON
6 49 (9.28%) JMS
7 47 (8.90%) REST
8 46 (8.71%) RESTful
9 45 (8.52%) XML
10 43 (8.14%) HTML
11 32 (6.06%) .NET
12 30 (5.68%) LAMP
12 30 (5.68%) Middleware
13 28 (5.30%) Servlets
14 27 (5.11%) RabbitMQ
15 24 (4.55%) HTML5
16 22 (4.17%) Hibernate
17 20 (3.79%) SOAP
17 20 (3.79%) Visualforce
18 18 (3.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 83 (15.72%) Data Centre
2 33 (6.25%) Public Cloud
3 22 (4.17%) Private Cloud
4 20 (3.79%) Hybrid Cloud
5 19 (3.60%) Clustering
6 17 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (3.03%) Computer Science
8 15 (2.84%) VCE vBlock
9 13 (2.46%) Client/Server
10 12 (2.27%) Data Structures
10 12 (2.27%) DataPower
10 12 (2.27%) Mobile App
11 11 (2.08%) Algorithms
12 8 (1.52%) EMC VNX
12 8 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.52%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.52%) Social Network
12 8 (1.52%) User Experience
13 6 (1.14%) Cryptography
13 6 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 170 (32.20%) Linux
2 68 (12.88%) Unix
3 60 (11.36%) Windows
4 29 (5.49%) AIX
5 24 (4.55%) Windows Server
6 17 (3.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (3.03%) Oracle Linux
7 16 (3.03%) SUSE
8 14 (2.65%) Solaris
9 12 (2.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 10 (1.89%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.70%) Ubuntu
12 7 (1.33%) Android
13 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.57%) CentOS
14 3 (0.57%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.38%) HPUX
16 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (25.57%) DevOps
3 99 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 88 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 78 (14.77%) Scrum
6 67 (12.69%) ITIL
7 56 (10.61%) Configuration Management
7 56 (10.61%) Microservices
8 51 (9.66%) Software Engineering
9 47 (8.90%) Open Source
9 47 (8.90%) Service Management
10 46 (8.71%) Kanban
11 40 (7.58%) Release Management
12 35 (6.63%) Project Management
13 32 (6.06%) Load Balancing
13 32 (6.06%) SOA
13 32 (6.06%) Test Automation
14 30 (5.68%) CRM
15 28 (5.30%) TDD
16 26 (4.92%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 167 (31.63%) Java
2 115 (21.78%) Python
3 104 (19.70%) SQL
4 96 (18.18%) Ruby
5 80 (15.15%) JavaScript
6 56 (10.61%) Bash Shell
7 45 (8.52%) Shell Script
8 37 (7.01%) Perl
9 31 (5.87%) C++
10 29 (5.49%) C#
10 29 (5.49%) Scala
11 27 (5.11%) PowerShell
12 20 (3.79%) Apex Code
13 18 (3.41%) PHP
14 6 (1.14%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.76%) C
15 4 (0.76%) Korn
15 4 (0.76%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.57%) Go
16 3 (0.57%) R
Qualifications
1 56 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 40 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 29 (5.49%) Degree
4 16 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (2.46%) CCNA
6 11 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (1.89%) VCAP
8 8 (1.52%) CCNP
8 8 (1.52%) RHCA
8 8 (1.52%) RHCE
9 7 (1.33%) RHCSA
9 7 (1.33%) VCP6
10 5 (0.95%) MCSE
10 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.76%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.76%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.76%) EMC Certification
11 4 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.36%) Government Security Classifications
2 15 (2.84%) QA
3 5 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.57%) SLA
6 2 (0.38%) COBIT
6 2 (0.38%) ISO22301
6 2 (0.38%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.19%) GCP
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 64 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (10.61%) Docker
3 28 (5.30%) Active Directory
4 19 (3.60%) Hyper-V
5 17 (3.22%) vSphere
6 12 (2.27%) iptables
6 12 (2.27%) NFS
6 12 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (1.70%) KVM
8 7 (1.33%) XenServer
9 6 (1.14%) Xen
10 5 (0.95%) vCloud
10 5 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.76%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.57%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.57%) Samba
13 2 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 118 (22.35%) Puppet
2 66 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 61 (11.55%) Ansible
4 24 (4.55%) Packer
5 19 (3.60%) Terraform
6 15 (2.84%) Graphite
6 15 (2.84%) Salt
6 15 (2.84%) Uchiwa
7 12 (2.27%) Consul
7 12 (2.27%) HAProxy
8 9 (1.70%) Nagios
9 8 (1.52%) SCCM
9 8 (1.52%) vRealize
10 6 (1.14%) Kubernetes
10 6 (1.14%) Mesos
11 5 (0.95%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.76%) Grafana
13 3 (0.57%) Cobbler
13 3 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 86 (16.29%) VMware
2 82 (15.53%) Microsoft
3 72 (13.64%) Oracle
4 63 (11.93%) Google
5 34 (6.44%) IBM
6 27 (5.11%) EMC
7 24 (4.55%) webMethods
8 23 (4.36%) HP
9 22 (4.17%) Cisco
9 22 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
10 19 (3.60%) Atlassian
10 19 (3.60%) Citrix
11 18 (3.41%) MuleSoft
12 17 (3.22%) Red Hat
13 15 (2.84%) ForgeRock
14 14 (2.65%) Perforce
15 12 (2.27%) Software AG
16 11 (2.08%) Adobe
17 10 (1.89%) Dell
17 10 (1.89%) Reuters
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