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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Computing
Rank 395 434 429
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -5
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 234 161 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.19% 6.82% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 108 102
Average daily rate £475 £450 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £628 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+20.26% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -

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
3782 2362 1446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.46% 4.62% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2654 1534 941
Average daily rate £450 £430 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 83 30
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £17.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +31.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-15.56% +30.62%

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 13 February 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
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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +70 219 £475 +5.55% 112
London +19 90 £500 +11.11% 52
South East +5 37 £475 +35.71% 14
West Midlands +10 30 £400 +10.34% 10
North West +13 27 £475 +46.15% 12
Lancashire +14 18 £481 - 3
Shropshire - 15 £400 - 2
East of England 0 14 £625 -1.96% 12
Telford - 14 £400 - 1
City of London +40 11 £350 -17.64% 12
Hampshire +19 11 £625 - 3
Hertfordshire +15 11 £625 -1.96% 4
Yorkshire -7 11 £600 +62.16% 7
Birmingham +6 10 £450 +28.57% 5
St Albans - 9 £625 -
Berkshire +8 8 £425 -12.82% 3
Leeds -6 6 £650 +116.66% 3
West Yorkshire -6 6 £650 +116.66% 3
Blackpool - 6 £405 - 2
Buckinghamshire +12 5 £650 +136.36% 1
Milton Keynes +6 5 £650 +136.36% 1
Lytham St Annes -1 5 £488 -
Scotland -10 5 £280 -17.03% 4
Edinburgh -9 4 - - 2
South Yorkshire -10 4 £325 - 3
Sheffield -12 4 £325 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 4 £700 - 1
Fareham - 4 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £700 - 1
North East - 4 £700 - 1

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 207 (44.14%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (40.72%) Java
3 177 (37.74%) Linux
4 173 (36.89%) Amazon AWS
5 128 (27.29%) DevOps
6 119 (25.37%) VMware
7 104 (22.17%) JavaScript
7 104 (22.17%) .NET
8 100 (21.32%) Oracle
9 99 (21.11%) Microsoft
10 98 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
11 95 (20.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 87 (18.55%) Python
13 82 (17.48%) SaaS
14 79 (16.84%) Configuration Management
15 72 (15.35%) Google
16 70 (14.93%) WebSphere
17 69 (14.71%) Jenkins
18 68 (14.50%) Amazon EC2
18 68 (14.50%) Opscode Chef
19 67 (14.29%) CRM
19 67 (14.29%) TCP/IP
20 65 (13.86%) Puppet
21 63 (13.43%) DNS
22 62 (13.22%) MongoDB
23 60 (12.79%) Big Data
23 60 (12.79%) J2EE
24 59 (12.58%) Unix
24 59 (12.58%) Salesforce.com
24 59 (12.58%) TDD

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 70 (14.93%) WebSphere
2 52 (11.09%) Tomcat
3 51 (10.87%) IIS
4 50 (10.66%) Node.js
5 48 (10.23%) Apache
6 47 (10.02%) nginx
7 44 (9.38%) Jetty
8 32 (6.82%) OpenStack
9 20 (4.26%) WebLogic
10 14 (2.99%) SharePoint
10 14 (2.99%) Tuxedo
11 11 (2.35%) CMS
12 7 (1.49%) WordPress
13 6 (1.28%) Confluence
13 6 (1.28%) Skype for Business
13 6 (1.28%) Umbraco
14 5 (1.07%) MS Exchange
14 5 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
15 4 (0.85%) Drupal
15 4 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 16 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.49%) MS Office
3 2 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 46 (9.81%) Eloqua
2 42 (8.96%) BigMachines
3 6 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.85%) Magento
5 3 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.43%) OpenText Process Suite
6 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.21%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.21%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 173 (36.89%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (17.48%) SaaS
3 68 (14.50%) Amazon EC2
4 59 (12.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 50 (10.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 46 (9.81%) Google App Engine
7 41 (8.74%) IaaS
8 17 (3.62%) PaaS
9 16 (3.41%) Amazon S3
10 14 (2.99%) Force.com
11 12 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (2.13%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (1.28%) Office 365
15 5 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
17 3 (0.64%) Google Apps
18 2 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
18 2 (0.43%) GitHub
19 1 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 67 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 63 (13.43%) DNS
3 56 (11.94%) DHCP
4 54 (11.51%) HTTP
5 50 (10.66%) FTP
5 50 (10.66%) IPsec
6 39 (8.32%) Internet
6 39 (8.32%) SSL
7 25 (5.33%) SAN
8 17 (3.62%) Firewall
9 13 (2.77%) WAN
10 11 (2.35%) NAS
11 9 (1.92%) Wireless
12 8 (1.71%) LAN
13 7 (1.49%) VPN
14 6 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (0.85%) iSCSI
15 4 (0.85%) MPLS
15 4 (0.85%) Network Security
15 4 (0.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (13.22%) MongoDB
2 60 (12.79%) Big Data
3 51 (10.87%) SQL Server
4 32 (6.82%) Hadoop
4 32 (6.82%) NoSQL
5 30 (6.40%) MySQL
6 27 (5.76%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (4.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 20 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (3.20%) Oracle Database
10 13 (2.77%) Redis
11 10 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 10 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (1.92%) Relational Database
13 7 (1.49%) MariaDB
14 6 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 6 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (1.28%) SimpleDB
15 5 (1.07%) RDBMS
16 4 (0.85%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 69 (14.71%) Jenkins
2 40 (8.53%) Oracle APEX
3 39 (8.32%) Git (software)
4 22 (4.69%) Selenium
5 20 (4.26%) JIRA
6 18 (3.84%) Maven
7 16 (3.41%) JUnit
8 14 (2.99%) Vagrant
9 12 (2.56%) Ant
10 10 (2.13%) TeamCity
11 8 (1.71%) Subversion
12 7 (1.49%) Mockito
13 6 (1.28%) RSpec
13 6 (1.28%) Visual Studio
14 5 (1.07%) Cucumber
14 5 (1.07%) Gerrit
14 5 (1.07%) HP UFT
14 5 (1.07%) TestComplete
14 5 (1.07%) WATIR
15 4 (0.85%) Hudson
General
1 56 (11.94%) Finance
2 23 (4.90%) Marketing
3 19 (4.05%) Retail
4 17 (3.62%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.41%) Front Office
6 12 (2.56%) Publishing
7 11 (2.35%) Banking
8 10 (2.13%) Billing
9 5 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.85%) Advertising
10 4 (0.85%) Electronics
10 4 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.85%) French Language
10 4 (0.85%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.64%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.64%) German Language
11 3 (0.64%) Law
11 3 (0.64%) Local Government
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 132 (28.14%) Architect
2 117 (24.95%) Developer
3 47 (10.02%) Solutions Architect
4 43 (9.17%) Technical Architect
5 37 (7.89%) Consultant
6 30 (6.40%) DevOps Engineer
7 22 (4.69%) Digital Architect
8 18 (3.84%) Senior Developer
9 16 (3.41%) Python Developer
10 15 (3.20%) Analyst
10 15 (3.20%) E-Commerce Architect
10 15 (3.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 15 (3.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (3.20%) JavaScript Developer
10 15 (3.20%) Senior Architect
11 13 (2.77%) AWS Architect
11 13 (2.77%) C# Developer
11 13 (2.77%) Digital Technical Architect
11 13 (2.77%) Infrastructure Architect
12 12 (2.56%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (22.17%) .NET
2 60 (12.79%) J2EE
3 59 (12.58%) AngularJS
4 57 (12.15%) HTML
5 55 (11.73%) Mason
6 54 (11.51%) Web Services
7 52 (11.09%) Servlets
8 51 (10.87%) CSS
8 51 (10.87%) Visualforce
9 44 (9.38%) Middleware
10 37 (7.89%) jQuery
11 36 (7.68%) HTML5
12 32 (6.82%) CSS3
13 28 (5.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 24 (5.12%) REST
14 24 (5.12%) SOAP
15 23 (4.90%) WCF
16 19 (4.05%) .NET Framework
17 17 (3.62%) XML
18 16 (3.41%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (7.68%) Data Centre
3 33 (7.04%) Private Cloud
4 28 (5.97%) Mobile App
5 18 (3.84%) User Experience
5 18 (3.84%) Visualisation
6 15 (3.20%) Data Integration
6 15 (3.20%) Internet of Things
7 14 (2.99%) Algorithms
7 14 (2.99%) Augmented Reality
7 14 (2.99%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.77%) Computer Science
9 11 (2.35%) Grid Computing
10 8 (1.71%) Social Media
11 7 (1.49%) CMDB
11 7 (1.49%) Mobile Computing
12 6 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.07%) MPEG
13 5 (1.07%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 177 (37.74%) Linux
2 59 (12.58%) Unix
3 56 (11.94%) Windows
4 22 (4.69%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.49%) AIX
7 6 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.28%) VME
8 5 (1.07%) Android
8 5 (1.07%) SUSE
8 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.64%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.64%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.43%) CentOS
10 2 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (44.14%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (27.29%) DevOps
3 98 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
4 79 (16.84%) Configuration Management
5 67 (14.29%) CRM
6 59 (12.58%) TDD
7 48 (10.23%) Web Development
8 41 (8.74%) Migration
9 40 (8.53%) Software Engineering
10 38 (8.10%) E-Commerce
10 38 (8.10%) Open Source
11 35 (7.46%) Scrum
11 35 (7.46%) SOA
11 35 (7.46%) Unit Testing
12 34 (7.25%) ITIL
13 33 (7.04%) Data Analysis
13 33 (7.04%) Machine Learning
14 31 (6.61%) Automated Testing
15 30 (6.40%) Continuous Delivery
16 28 (5.97%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 191 (40.72%) Java
2 104 (22.17%) JavaScript
3 87 (18.55%) Python
4 54 (11.51%) C#
5 51 (10.87%) Apex Code
6 47 (10.02%) PHP
7 46 (9.81%) SQL
8 40 (8.53%) Ruby
9 24 (5.12%) PowerShell
10 23 (4.90%) Shell Script
11 20 (4.26%) Perl
12 17 (3.62%) Bash Shell
13 16 (3.41%) R
14 14 (2.99%) COBOL
15 13 (2.77%) C++
16 10 (2.13%) PL/SQL
17 6 (1.28%) C
18 4 (0.85%) Korn
18 4 (0.85%) T-SQL
19 3 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (10.23%) Degree
2 35 (7.46%) Security Cleared
3 23 (4.90%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.49%) CCNP
5 7 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.28%) CCNA
6 6 (1.28%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (1.28%) CISM
6 6 (1.28%) CISSP
7 4 (0.85%) MCSA
7 4 (0.85%) MCSE
7 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.85%) RHCA
7 4 (0.85%) RHCE
7 4 (0.85%) RHCSA
8 3 (0.64%) CCIE
8 3 (0.64%) MCP
8 3 (0.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
1 9 (1.92%) QA
2 7 (1.49%) SLA
3 5 (1.07%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.43%) COBIT
6 2 (0.43%) SDET
7 1 (0.21%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.21%) JTAG
7 1 (0.21%) RMADS
7 1 (0.21%) WAI
System Software
1 95 (20.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (8.74%) Xen
3 18 (3.84%) Active Directory
3 18 (3.84%) Docker
4 11 (2.35%) vCloud
5 9 (1.92%) KVM
6 8 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.28%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.28%) XenServer
8 5 (1.07%) vSphere
9 4 (0.85%) iptables
9 4 (0.85%) NFS
10 3 (0.64%) Ceph
10 3 (0.64%) UAG
10 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.43%) RHEV
11 2 (0.43%) XenApp
12 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.21%) HDFS
12 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 68 (14.50%) Opscode Chef
2 65 (13.86%) Puppet
3 20 (4.26%) StatsD
4 18 (3.84%) Ansible
5 17 (3.62%) Packer
6 12 (2.56%) Terraform
7 7 (1.49%) Uchiwa
8 6 (1.28%) Control-M
8 6 (1.28%) Graphite
8 6 (1.28%) SCCM
9 5 (1.07%) Grafana
9 5 (1.07%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 5 (1.07%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (0.85%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.85%) EMC VPLEX
10 4 (0.85%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.43%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.43%) Nagios
11 2 (0.43%) SCOM
12 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 119 (25.37%) VMware
2 100 (21.32%) Oracle
3 99 (21.11%) Microsoft
4 72 (15.35%) Google
5 59 (12.58%) Salesforce.com
6 42 (8.96%) Siebel
7 37 (7.89%) Citrix
8 26 (5.54%) Cisco
9 18 (3.84%) Apigee
9 18 (3.84%) Mashery
9 18 (3.84%) Tableau
10 17 (3.62%) Red Hat
11 16 (3.41%) Teradata
12 13 (2.77%) Atlassian
12 13 (2.77%) EMC
12 13 (2.77%) IBM
13 12 (2.56%) HP
13 12 (2.56%) MuleSoft
14 11 (2.35%) Informatica
14 11 (2.35%) SAP
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £433 - £533 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £640.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Sheffield
Mason Frank International
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Posted: 20 days ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day Exp and role dep
Posted: 23 days ago
Tunbridge Wells
Mason Frank International
Posted: 25 days ago
Sheffield
Mason Frank International
Posted: 25 days ago
Leeds
The Creative Emporium Limited (TCE)
Rate: £650 - £675 per day
Posted: 26 days ago