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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Computing
Rank 451 433 504
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +71
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 152 151 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.28% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.99% 11.90% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 114 46
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£413 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £450
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -20.00%
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
1902 1269 755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.36% 2.38% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1172 877 462
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £125 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 27 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.30 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-52.41% +39.42%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -15 143 £413 +3.12% 75
London +31 92 £450 +5.88% 37
City of London +24 23 £325 -23.52% 15
South East -43 19 £400 - 14
South West -25 18 £375 -23.07% 3
Yorkshire +11 8 £335 +8.94% 4
Edinburgh -5 8 - - 3
Scotland -14 8 - - 3
Berkshire +6 7 £325 +10.16% 6
Somerset - 7 £448 -
Hertfordshire -12 6 £413 -17.50% 2
East of England -29 6 £413 +40.42% 11
West Yorkshire +8 5 £385 +25.20% 3
Leeds +4 5 £385 +25.20% 1
Oxfordshire -4 5 £400 -20.00% 1
Devon - 5 £450 -
Surrey -2 4 £400 +11.80% 2
Woking 0 3 £400 -15.78%
Exeter - 3 £340 -
Bristol - 3 £375 - 2
Buckinghamshire -5 2 £550 +91.30% 2
York - 2 £335 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £300 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £335 - 1
Slough - 2 £325 -
Reading -1 1 - - 5
North West -6 1 £538 +26.47% 3
Manchester -9 1 £538 +19.44%
Milton Keynes - - - - 2
New Malden - - - -

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 172 (50.59%) Java
2 80 (23.53%) SaaS
3 78 (22.94%) Linux
4 69 (20.29%) Web Services
5 66 (19.41%) Amazon AWS
5 66 (19.41%) TDD
6 61 (17.94%) Salesforce.com
7 57 (16.76%) Agile Software Development
8 55 (16.18%) Visualforce
8 55 (16.18%) Apex Code
9 54 (15.88%) Finance
10 53 (15.59%) OO
11 51 (15.00%) Force.com
11 51 (15.00%) Mason
12 49 (14.41%) BDD
13 48 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
14 45 (13.24%) VMware
15 44 (12.94%) Scala
16 42 (12.35%) .NET
17 41 (12.06%) Amazon EC2
18 39 (11.47%) MySQL
19 38 (11.18%) DevOps
20 37 (10.88%) Windows
20 37 (10.88%) Puppet
20 37 (10.88%) Git (software)
20 37 (10.88%) Web Development
21 36 (10.59%) CouchDB
21 36 (10.59%) UNIX
21 36 (10.59%) Python
22 35 (10.29%) Tomcat

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 35 (10.29%) Tomcat
2 26 (7.65%) WebSphere
3 23 (6.76%) Apache
4 17 (5.00%) Jetty
5 14 (4.12%) Node.js
6 13 (3.82%) nginx
7 10 (2.94%) SharePoint
7 10 (2.94%) WebLogic
7 10 (2.94%) IIS
8 7 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.47%) Lync
9 5 (1.47%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.18%) MQSeries
10 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.18%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.88%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.88%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 11 (3.24%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.94%) MS Office
3 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.29%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 80 (23.53%) SaaS
2 66 (19.41%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (15.00%) Force.com
4 41 (12.06%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (5.88%) Google App Engine
6 12 (3.53%) IaaS
7 11 (3.24%) PaaS
8 10 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (2.94%) Office 365
9 3 (0.88%) Google Compute Engine
10 2 (0.59%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.59%) Heroku
11 1 (0.29%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.29%) Joyent
11 1 (0.29%) Route 53
11 1 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 30 (8.82%) HTTP
3 25 (7.35%) DNS
4 20 (5.88%) SSL
5 19 (5.59%) DHCP
6 16 (4.71%) FTP
7 14 (4.12%) IPsec
8 11 (3.24%) Firewall
9 10 (2.94%) SAN
10 7 (2.06%) VPN
11 6 (1.76%) LAN
12 4 (1.18%) WAN
12 4 (1.18%) Internet
12 4 (1.18%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.88%) LDAP
13 3 (0.88%) VRRP
13 3 (0.88%) Reverse Proxy
14 2 (0.59%) NAS
14 2 (0.59%) AMQP
14 2 (0.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (11.47%) MySQL
2 36 (10.59%) CouchDB
3 26 (7.65%) SQL Server
4 23 (6.76%) Big Data
5 18 (5.29%) MongoDB
5 18 (5.29%) NoSQL
6 16 (4.71%) Hadoop
7 14 (4.12%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.47%) HBase
11 4 (1.18%) Redis
11 4 (1.18%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.18%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.59%) Triplestore
13 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 37 (10.88%) Git (software)
2 35 (10.29%) Jenkins
3 24 (7.06%) Subversion
4 18 (5.29%) Maven
5 17 (5.00%) Ant
6 16 (4.71%) JIRA
7 12 (3.53%) TeamCity
8 10 (2.94%) Mercurial
8 10 (2.94%) Gerrit
9 9 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (2.65%) AnthillPro
10 6 (1.76%) Selenium
11 3 (0.88%) jMock
11 3 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.88%) JUnit
11 3 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.88%) ClearCase
11 3 (0.88%) EasyMock
11 3 (0.88%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.88%) Apache Ivy
General
1 54 (15.88%) Finance
2 24 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 20 (5.88%) Banking
4 17 (5.00%) Retail
5 12 (3.53%) Marketing
6 7 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.76%) Legal
8 5 (1.47%) Electronics
9 4 (1.18%) Law
9 4 (1.18%) Front Office
9 4 (1.18%) Games
10 3 (0.88%) Advertising
10 3 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.88%) iGaming
10 3 (0.88%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.59%) Billing
11 2 (0.59%) Publishing
11 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 109 (32.06%) Developer
2 55 (16.18%) Architect
3 33 (9.71%) Java Developer
4 26 (7.65%) Project Manager
5 23 (6.76%) Scala Developer
6 21 (6.18%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 21 (6.18%) Analyst
7 18 (5.29%) Consultant
8 17 (5.00%) Administrator
9 15 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
10 13 (3.82%) Junior Java Developer
10 13 (3.82%) Junior Developer
10 13 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (3.82%) Junior
11 12 (3.53%) Business Analyst
11 12 (3.53%) Java Architect
12 11 (3.24%) Senior Developer
12 11 (3.24%) .NET Developer
13 10 (2.94%) Software Engineer
13 10 (2.94%) Salesforce.com Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (20.29%) Web Services
2 55 (16.18%) Visualforce
3 51 (15.00%) Mason
4 42 (12.35%) .NET
5 35 (10.29%) SVG
5 35 (10.29%) Batik
5 35 (10.29%) Akka
5 35 (10.29%) Play Framework
6 29 (8.53%) Servlets
7 27 (7.94%) J2EE
8 19 (5.59%) Middleware
9 18 (5.29%) RESTful
10 17 (5.00%) CSS
11 16 (4.71%) Spring
12 15 (4.41%) LAMP
12 15 (4.41%) HTML
13 14 (4.12%) XML
13 14 (4.12%) JSON
14 13 (3.82%) jQuery
15 9 (2.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 15 (4.41%) Open Source
3 14 (4.12%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.76%) FMCG
6 5 (1.47%) Physics
6 5 (1.47%) Social Media
6 5 (1.47%) DTV
7 4 (1.18%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.18%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.18%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.88%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.88%) RMADS
8 3 (0.88%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.88%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.88%) CESG
8 3 (0.88%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.59%) PKI
9 2 (0.59%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 78 (22.94%) Linux
2 37 (10.88%) Windows
3 36 (10.59%) UNIX
4 15 (4.41%) Android
5 12 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (3.24%) CentOS
7 10 (2.94%) Apple iOS
8 8 (2.35%) Fedora
9 7 (2.06%) Windows 2000
9 7 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.47%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.59%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.29%) AIX
13 1 (0.29%) HPUX
13 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (19.41%) TDD
2 57 (16.76%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (15.59%) OO
4 49 (14.41%) BDD
5 48 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (11.18%) DevOps
7 37 (10.88%) Web Development
8 35 (10.29%) Process Management
9 34 (10.00%) Scrum
10 30 (8.82%) Unit Testing
11 28 (8.24%) SOA
12 27 (7.94%) Configuration Management
13 26 (7.65%) Project Management
13 26 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 25 (7.35%) Software Engineering
15 24 (7.06%) Migration
16 21 (6.18%) Automated Testing
16 21 (6.18%) Integration Testing
17 17 (5.00%) Pair Programming
17 17 (5.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 172 (50.59%) Java
2 55 (16.18%) Apex Code
3 44 (12.94%) Scala
4 36 (10.59%) Python
5 33 (9.71%) SQL
6 31 (9.12%) JavaScript
7 24 (7.06%) Ruby
8 22 (6.47%) PHP
9 19 (5.59%) Perl
10 18 (5.29%) C#
11 16 (4.71%) Bash Shell
12 13 (3.82%) C++
13 11 (3.24%) PHP5
14 10 (2.94%) PL/SQL
15 8 (2.35%) Shell Script
15 8 (2.35%) C
16 7 (2.06%) VBA
16 7 (2.06%) PowerShell
17 4 (1.18%) Objective-C
18 3 (0.88%) Lua
Qualifications
1 16 (4.71%) Degree
2 14 (4.12%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.18%) CISM
4 4 (1.18%) CISSP
5 3 (0.88%) PMP
5 3 (0.88%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.59%) CISA
6 2 (0.59%) RHCE
6 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.59%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.29%) CCIE
7 1 (0.29%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.76%) QA
2 5 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.88%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (4.71%) Xen
3 13 (3.82%) Active Directory
4 12 (3.53%) vCloud
5 5 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.88%) vSphere
6 3 (0.88%) KVM
6 3 (0.88%) HDFS
7 2 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.59%) qmail
7 2 (0.59%) Postfix
7 2 (0.59%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.29%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 37 (10.88%) Puppet
2 20 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.06%) Salt
4 5 (1.47%) Nagios
5 4 (1.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (1.18%) Vagrant
5 4 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.59%) Ansible
6 2 (0.59%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.59%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.29%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.29%) Foglight
7 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 61 (17.94%) Salesforce.com
2 45 (13.24%) VMware
3 32 (9.41%) Microsoft
4 27 (7.94%) Google
5 25 (7.35%) Oracle
6 14 (4.12%) SAP
6 14 (4.12%) Red Hat
7 11 (3.24%) Citrix
8 8 (2.35%) IBM
9 7 (2.06%) Cisco
9 7 (2.06%) Facebook
10 6 (1.76%) Zend
10 6 (1.76%) SaltStack
11 5 (1.47%) Rackspace
11 5 (1.47%) Altiris
11 5 (1.47%) EMC
11 5 (1.47%) NetApp
12 4 (1.18%) Symantec
12 4 (1.18%) IronPort
13 3 (0.88%) Twitter
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