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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Computing
Rank 450 422 496
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +74
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 181 160 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.30% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.77% 12.52% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 117 47
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£500 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £240 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £528 £400 £485
% change year-on-year
+31.87% -17.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
2063 1278 660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.54% 2.43% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1318 827 388
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 19
Average hourly rate £21.56 £17.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.20% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £46.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -41.66%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 172 £525 +31.25% 87
London +36 85 £500 +5.26% 42
South East -37 35 £560 +40.00% 20
Berkshire +27 30 £561 +72.69% 3
South West -11 24 £545 +47.79% 5
Reading +25 22 £563 +90.67% 1
City of London +31 19 £465 +4.78% 15
Bristol - 17 £545 - 3
Yorkshire +3 8 £333 -36.66% 9
Scotland 0 8 £398 - 1
East of England -38 8 £413 +21.32% 6
Edinburgh - 8 £398 - 1
Hertfordshire -24 6 £413 -30.08% 1
North West -9 5 £515 - 5
Lancashire - 5 £515 -
Leeds -1 4 £320 -39.04% 1
West Yorkshire -6 4 £320 -39.04% 1
West Midlands -13 4 £450 +28.57%
East Midlands +8 3 £450 -
Slough -2 2 £288 -36.11%
Cambridge -9 2 £450 +136.84% 4
Cambridgeshire -9 2 £450 +136.84% 5
Buckinghamshire -14 2 £550 +122.22% 3
York - 2 £335 - 3
North Yorkshire - 2 £335 - 8
Warwickshire - 2 £450 -
Warwick - 2 £450 -
Nottingham +12 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +10 1 - -
Surrey -13 1 - -

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

1 158 (44.63%) Java
2 103 (29.10%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (24.29%) SaaS
4 75 (21.19%) Linux
5 71 (20.06%) Salesforce.com
6 67 (18.93%) Microsoft
7 63 (17.80%) Visualforce
7 63 (17.80%) Apex Code
8 61 (17.23%) .NET
9 60 (16.95%) Finance
9 60 (16.95%) Mason
10 58 (16.38%) Force.com
11 56 (15.82%) SQL
12 51 (14.41%) Web Services
13 49 (13.84%) CRM
14 46 (12.99%) Active Directory
14 46 (12.99%) TDD
15 45 (12.71%) VMware
16 43 (12.15%) Amazon AWS
16 43 (12.15%) Lync
17 42 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2013
17 42 (11.86%) Disaster Recovery
17 42 (11.86%) SharePoint
18 41 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
19 38 (10.73%) Clustering
20 37 (10.45%) Python
20 37 (10.45%) Git (software)
20 37 (10.45%) Dynamics CRM
20 37 (10.45%) Dynamics AX
21 36 (10.17%) Amazon EC2

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 43 (12.15%) Lync
2 42 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 42 (11.86%) SharePoint
3 36 (10.17%) BizTalk Server
3 36 (10.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 36 (10.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 31 (8.76%) Tomcat
5 22 (6.21%) WebSphere
6 21 (5.93%) Apache
7 18 (5.08%) Jetty
8 12 (3.39%) Node.js
8 12 (3.39%) nginx
9 9 (2.54%) IIS
10 8 (2.26%) MS Exchange
10 8 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (1.98%) Office Communications Server
11 7 (1.98%) WebLogic
11 7 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (1.41%) OpenStack
13 4 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (2.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.85%) MS Office
3 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 37 (10.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 37 (10.45%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.56%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.56%) SAP ECC
3 2 (0.56%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.28%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 86 (24.29%) SaaS
2 58 (16.38%) Force.com
3 43 (12.15%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (10.17%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (5.65%) Google App Engine
6 13 (3.67%) Office 365
6 13 (3.67%) IaaS
7 9 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (1.98%) PaaS
9 2 (0.56%) Heroku
9 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.56%) Google Compute Engine
9 2 (0.56%) Joyent
9 2 (0.56%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.28%) Route 53
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.28%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.91%) TCP/IP
2 24 (6.78%) HTTP
3 19 (5.37%) DNS
4 18 (5.08%) SSL
5 15 (4.24%) DHCP
5 15 (4.24%) FTP
5 15 (4.24%) Firewall
6 13 (3.67%) IPsec
7 9 (2.54%) LAN
7 9 (2.54%) WAN
7 9 (2.54%) SAN
8 6 (1.69%) Internet
8 6 (1.69%) VPN
8 6 (1.69%) Unified Communications
9 5 (1.41%) Network Security
10 3 (0.85%) VRRP
10 3 (0.85%) LDAP
10 3 (0.85%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.56%) SNMP
11 2 (0.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.91%) MySQL
2 18 (5.08%) CouchDB
3 15 (4.24%) NoSQL
3 15 (4.24%) Big Data
4 14 (3.95%) Hadoop
4 14 (3.95%) SQL Server
5 13 (3.67%) MongoDB
5 13 (3.67%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.13%) HBase
8 4 (1.13%) Redis
8 4 (1.13%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.56%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.56%) DB2
10 2 (0.56%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 37 (10.45%) Git (software)
2 35 (9.89%) Jenkins
3 22 (6.21%) Subversion
4 18 (5.08%) Maven
4 18 (5.08%) JIRA
5 17 (4.80%) Ant
6 11 (3.11%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.98%) Gerrit
7 7 (1.98%) Mercurial
8 6 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.69%) AnthillPro
8 6 (1.69%) Selenium
9 5 (1.41%) jMock
9 5 (1.41%) EasyMock
9 5 (1.41%) JUnit
10 4 (1.13%) Gradle
11 3 (0.85%) Apache Ivy
11 3 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.85%) ClearCase
11 3 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 60 (16.95%) Finance
2 29 (8.19%) Banking
3 19 (5.37%) Telecoms
4 18 (5.08%) Retail
5 16 (4.52%) Marketing
6 8 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.69%) Local Government
8 5 (1.41%) Legal
8 5 (1.41%) Electronics
9 4 (1.13%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.13%) Advertising
9 4 (1.13%) Games
10 3 (0.85%) Billing
10 3 (0.85%) iGaming
10 3 (0.85%) Law
11 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.56%) Front Office
11 2 (0.56%) Publishing
12 1 (0.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 93 (26.27%) Developer
2 85 (24.01%) Architect
3 34 (9.60%) Technical Architect
4 30 (8.47%) Java Developer
5 28 (7.91%) Project Manager
6 26 (7.34%) Analyst
7 24 (6.78%) Salesforce.com Developer
8 18 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
8 18 (5.08%) Consultant
8 18 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
9 16 (4.52%) Administrator
10 15 (4.24%) Senior Developer
11 14 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (3.39%) Business Analyst
13 11 (3.11%) Scala Developer
14 10 (2.82%) Salesforce.com Administrator
15 9 (2.54%) Senior Java Developer
15 9 (2.54%) Junior
16 8 (2.26%) Software Engineer
16 8 (2.26%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (17.80%) Visualforce
2 61 (17.23%) .NET
3 60 (16.95%) Mason
4 51 (14.41%) Web Services
5 33 (9.32%) Application Packaging
6 26 (7.34%) Servlets
7 25 (7.06%) J2EE
8 18 (5.08%) RESTful
9 17 (4.80%) Akka
9 17 (4.80%) Play Framework
9 17 (4.80%) SVG
9 17 (4.80%) Middleware
9 17 (4.80%) HTML
9 17 (4.80%) Spring
9 17 (4.80%) Batik
10 16 (4.52%) LAMP
11 15 (4.24%) CSS
11 15 (4.24%) XML
12 12 (3.39%) jQuery
13 10 (2.82%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.73%) Clustering
2 14 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.67%) Open Source
4 11 (3.11%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.54%) Data Structures
6 8 (2.26%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.98%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.69%) Reference Data
8 6 (1.69%) Data Integration
9 5 (1.41%) FMCG
9 5 (1.41%) DTV
10 4 (1.13%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.13%) Social Media
10 4 (1.13%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.85%) RMADS
11 3 (0.85%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.85%) FlexPod
11 3 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 75 (21.19%) Linux
2 36 (10.17%) UNIX
3 35 (9.89%) Windows
4 15 (4.24%) Android
5 11 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (3.11%) CentOS
5 11 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.26%) Fedora
7 7 (1.98%) Windows 2000
7 7 (1.98%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.41%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.28%) AIX
11 1 (0.28%) HPUX
11 1 (0.28%) Solaris
11 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (29.10%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (13.84%) CRM
3 46 (12.99%) TDD
4 42 (11.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 41 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (10.17%) DevOps
7 35 (9.89%) Scrum
8 33 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (9.04%) SOA
10 30 (8.47%) Migration
11 29 (8.19%) OO
11 29 (8.19%) BDD
12 27 (7.63%) Unit Testing
13 26 (7.34%) Configuration Management
13 26 (7.34%) Enterprise Architecture
14 23 (6.50%) Automated Testing
14 23 (6.50%) Project Management
15 21 (5.93%) Software Engineering
15 21 (5.93%) Integration Testing
16 19 (5.37%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 158 (44.63%) Java
2 63 (17.80%) Apex Code
3 56 (15.82%) SQL
4 37 (10.45%) Python
5 24 (6.78%) PHP
6 23 (6.50%) Scala
7 22 (6.21%) Ruby
7 22 (6.21%) JavaScript
8 20 (5.65%) C#
9 16 (4.52%) C++
10 15 (4.24%) Perl
11 14 (3.95%) C
12 12 (3.39%) Bash Shell
13 11 (3.11%) PHP5
14 9 (2.54%) PowerShell
15 8 (2.26%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.98%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.85%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.85%) Lua
18 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (5.08%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.67%) Degree
3 12 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.85%) PMP
4 3 (0.85%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.56%) CISA
5 2 (0.56%) CISM
5 2 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.56%) CISSP
5 2 (0.56%) RHCE
5 2 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.28%) CCIE
6 1 (0.28%) CCNA
6 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.26%) QA
2 5 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.85%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (12.99%) Active Directory
2 36 (10.17%) Hyper-V
3 27 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (4.24%) Xen
5 9 (2.54%) vCloud
6 5 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.85%) vSphere
9 2 (0.56%) KVM
9 2 (0.56%) HDFS
9 2 (0.56%) qmail
9 2 (0.56%) Postfix
9 2 (0.56%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.28%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 33 (9.32%) Puppet
2 19 (5.37%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 7 (1.98%) Salt
3 7 (1.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (1.41%) Nagios
5 3 (0.85%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.85%) Ansible
6 2 (0.56%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.56%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.56%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.28%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.28%) Control-M
Vendors
1 71 (20.06%) Salesforce.com
2 67 (18.93%) Microsoft
3 45 (12.71%) VMware
4 27 (7.63%) Google
5 23 (6.50%) Oracle
6 16 (4.52%) SAP
7 15 (4.24%) Red Hat
8 11 (3.11%) Citrix
9 10 (2.82%) IBM
10 7 (1.98%) Cisco
10 7 (1.98%) Symantec
10 7 (1.98%) IronPort
11 6 (1.69%) Facebook
11 6 (1.69%) Zend
11 6 (1.69%) Business Objects
11 6 (1.69%) EMC
11 6 (1.69%) Rackspace
12 5 (1.41%) SaltStack
12 5 (1.41%) NetApp
12 5 (1.41%) Altiris
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