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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Computing
Rank 419 411 445
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +34
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 199 193 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.36% 0.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.21% 9.13% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 145 73
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£418 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £54.00
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
3205 2114 1254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.74% 3.99% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2103 1374 847
Average daily rate £400 £410 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £293
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +32.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 52 36
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -42.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £32.00 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £15.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+48.38% -53.03%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 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 -3 196 £410 -8.88% 107
London -6 110 £488 +8.33% 54
North West +14 30 £350 -17.64% 6
City of London -7 30 £500 +17.64% 21
South East -11 25 £410 +2.50% 16
Yorkshire - 23 £333 - 5
Leeds - 21 £333 - 1
West Yorkshire - 21 £333 - 2
Cheshire - 15 £688 - 1
Hampshire - 14 £390 - 4
Warrington - 12 £688 -
North East - 11 £300 - 2
West Midlands +6 10 £438 +42.27% 5
Tyne and Wear - 10 £300 - 2
Lancashire - 10 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £300 - 2
Blackpool - 9 £300 -
Burnley - 8 £288 -
Winchester - 6 £330 -
Shropshire - 5 £418 - 2
Telford - 5 £418 - 2
Berkshire +10 3 - - 5
Birmingham -3 3 £451 +46.82%
Basingstoke - 3 £450 -
Chester - 3 - -
Middlesex - 3 £430 -
East of England +1 2 £458 +18.06% 11
Cambridgeshire -1 2 £458 +30.71% 10
Oxfordshire -28 2 £380 +26.66% 4
Uxbridge - 2 £333 -

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 166 (40.10%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (37.68%) Java
3 151 (36.47%) Amazon AWS
4 128 (30.92%) Linux
5 98 (23.67%) Opscode Chef
6 94 (22.71%) .NET
7 87 (21.01%) Big Data
8 86 (20.77%) Microsoft
9 83 (20.05%) Oracle
10 80 (19.32%) JavaScript
10 80 (19.32%) DevOps
11 75 (18.12%) VMware
12 72 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
13 68 (16.43%) Python
14 67 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
15 66 (15.94%) IaaS
15 66 (15.94%) MongoDB
15 66 (15.94%) Open Source
16 64 (15.46%) Hadoop
17 63 (15.22%) Citrix
18 61 (14.73%) Visualisation
19 55 (13.29%) Configuration Management
19 55 (13.29%) Windows
20 54 (13.04%) Puppet
21 51 (12.32%) Teradata
21 51 (12.32%) UNIX
22 50 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
22 50 (12.08%) Apache Cassandra
23 48 (11.59%) R
23 48 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 39 (9.42%) Node.js
2 36 (8.70%) Apache
3 35 (8.45%) IIS
4 33 (7.97%) Tomcat
5 30 (7.25%) WebSphere
5 30 (7.25%) nginx
6 26 (6.28%) Jetty
7 22 (5.31%) SharePoint
8 19 (4.59%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.93%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (1.21%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.97%) SAS
11 4 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.72%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.72%) Lync
12 3 (0.72%) JBoss
12 3 (0.72%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (0.48%) TPMS
Applications
1 17 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.93%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.72%) SPSS
3 3 (0.72%) MS Office
4 1 (0.24%) MS Project
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (2.90%) BigMachines
2 3 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.24%) Magento
4 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 151 (36.47%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (15.94%) IaaS
3 48 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (10.63%) SaaS
5 39 (9.42%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (6.76%) Google App Engine
6 28 (6.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (5.31%) Force.com
8 13 (3.14%) Office 365
9 10 (2.42%) PaaS
10 9 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
11 8 (1.93%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.72%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.72%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.48%) Google Compute Engine
13 2 (0.48%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 39 (9.42%) TCP/IP
2 37 (8.94%) DNS
3 34 (8.21%) DHCP
4 30 (7.25%) HTTP
5 27 (6.52%) IPsec
6 25 (6.04%) FTP
7 21 (5.07%) Firewall
8 20 (4.83%) SSL
9 17 (4.11%) LAN
10 16 (3.86%) Network Security
10 16 (3.86%) Unified Communications
11 15 (3.62%) Converged Networks
12 14 (3.38%) WAN
12 14 (3.38%) Internet
13 11 (2.66%) VoIP
14 10 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (2.17%) VPN
16 5 (1.21%) LDAP
16 5 (1.21%) Broadband
17 4 (0.97%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (21.01%) Big Data
2 72 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (15.94%) MongoDB
4 64 (15.46%) Hadoop
5 50 (12.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 31 (7.49%) SQL Server
7 18 (4.35%) MySQL
8 13 (3.14%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (1.93%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.21%) HBase
13 4 (0.97%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.97%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.72%) Mahout
14 3 (0.72%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 40 (9.66%) Jenkins
2 17 (4.11%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.66%) Oracle APEX
4 8 (1.93%) Selenium
4 8 (1.93%) Ant
4 8 (1.93%) Maven
5 7 (1.69%) JUnit
5 7 (1.69%) Eclipse
5 7 (1.69%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.45%) RSpec
7 5 (1.21%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.72%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.72%) IntelliJ
8 3 (0.72%) JIRA
9 2 (0.48%) Hudson
9 2 (0.48%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.24%) Juju
10 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.24%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 45 (10.87%) Finance
2 20 (4.83%) Marketing
3 19 (4.59%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.93%) Publishing
5 6 (1.45%) Banking
5 6 (1.45%) Multimedia
6 5 (1.21%) Billing
6 5 (1.21%) Retail
6 5 (1.21%) French Language
7 4 (0.97%) German Language
7 4 (0.97%) Italian Language
7 4 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.72%) Electronics
8 3 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.72%) Dutch Language
8 3 (0.72%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.72%) Legal
9 2 (0.48%) Turkish Language
9 2 (0.48%) Korean Language
9 2 (0.48%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 121 (29.23%) Architect
2 62 (14.98%) Developer
3 53 (12.80%) Technical Architect
4 34 (8.21%) Solutions Architect
5 29 (7.00%) Analyst
6 28 (6.76%) Digital Architect
7 27 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
8 25 (6.04%) Consultant
9 24 (5.80%) Senior Architect
10 21 (5.07%) Digital Technical Architect
11 19 (4.59%) Project Manager
12 18 (4.35%) Java Developer
13 15 (3.62%) Chief Architect
13 15 (3.62%) Cloud Architect
14 13 (3.14%) Administrator
14 13 (3.14%) Senior Technical Architect
15 12 (2.90%) Infrastructure Architect
16 10 (2.42%) Support Analyst
17 9 (2.17%) Cloud Solutions Architect
17 9 (2.17%) Senior Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (22.71%) .NET
2 40 (9.66%) J2EE
3 38 (9.18%) AngularJS
4 34 (8.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 34 (8.21%) Servlets
5 33 (7.97%) Visualforce
6 32 (7.73%) Mason
7 25 (6.04%) Web Services
8 21 (5.07%) HTML
8 21 (5.07%) RESTful
9 20 (4.83%) XML
10 19 (4.59%) ASP.NET
11 18 (4.35%) Middleware
12 17 (4.11%) KnockoutJS
13 16 (3.86%) jQuery
14 14 (3.38%) Spring
15 13 (3.14%) WCF
15 13 (3.14%) REST
16 12 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
17 11 (2.66%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 61 (14.73%) Visualisation
2 33 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.52%) Data Centre
4 20 (4.83%) User Experience
5 18 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.66%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.17%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.93%) Replication
9 7 (1.69%) Grid Computing
9 7 (1.69%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.45%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.21%) CESG
11 5 (1.21%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.97%) Streaming Video
12 4 (0.97%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.97%) PKI
12 4 (0.97%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.97%) BYOD
13 3 (0.72%) EMC VNX
13 3 (0.72%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 128 (30.92%) Linux
2 55 (13.29%) Windows
3 51 (12.32%) UNIX
4 12 (2.90%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.90%) Android
5 10 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.97%) CentOS
8 4 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.48%) VME
9 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.48%) Fedora
10 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.24%) Solaris
10 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.24%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (40.10%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (19.32%) DevOps
3 66 (15.94%) Open Source
4 55 (13.29%) Configuration Management
5 50 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (10.63%) Machine Learning
7 37 (8.94%) ITIL
8 30 (7.25%) Project Management
8 30 (7.25%) Analytics
9 29 (7.00%) Unit Testing
10 27 (6.52%) TDD
10 27 (6.52%) Automated Testing
11 23 (5.56%) CRM
12 22 (5.31%) E-Commerce
13 18 (4.35%) ETL
13 18 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (4.35%) Big Data Analytics
14 17 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (4.11%) Information Assurance
15 16 (3.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 156 (37.68%) Java
2 80 (19.32%) JavaScript
3 68 (16.43%) Python
4 48 (11.59%) R
5 41 (9.90%) SQL
6 33 (7.97%) Apex Code
7 29 (7.00%) Ruby
8 25 (6.04%) PHP
9 22 (5.31%) C#
10 17 (4.11%) Shell Script
11 16 (3.86%) Bash Shell
12 11 (2.66%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.69%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.45%) C
15 5 (1.21%) Perl
15 5 (1.21%) Scala
16 4 (0.97%) COBOL
17 3 (0.72%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.72%) Clojure
17 3 (0.72%) Go
Qualifications
1 39 (9.42%) Security Cleared
2 29 (7.00%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.62%) Degree
4 13 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (2.66%) CISA
7 10 (2.42%) MCSE
7 10 (2.42%) CCNA
8 9 (2.17%) CISSP
9 8 (1.93%) CCNP
9 8 (1.93%) CISM
10 6 (1.45%) MCSA
11 4 (0.97%) MCP
11 4 (0.97%) ISEB
11 4 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.72%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.72%) PMP
12 3 (0.72%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.17%) SLA
3 5 (1.21%) QA
4 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 67 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (5.07%) Xen
3 16 (3.86%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.66%) QEMU
4 11 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (2.66%) KVM
5 10 (2.42%) Docker
5 10 (2.42%) vCloud
6 5 (1.21%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.21%) XenApp
7 3 (0.72%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.72%) vSphere
8 2 (0.48%) UAG
8 2 (0.48%) Varnish
8 2 (0.48%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.48%) XenServer
9 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.24%) NFS
9 1 (0.24%) Firmware
9 1 (0.24%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 98 (23.67%) Opscode Chef
2 54 (13.04%) Puppet
3 46 (11.11%) StatsD
4 20 (4.83%) Ansible
5 7 (1.69%) SCCM
6 4 (0.97%) SCOM
6 4 (0.97%) Control-M
7 3 (0.72%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.72%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.72%) Salt
7 3 (0.72%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.72%) EMC VPLEX
8 2 (0.48%) Mesos
8 2 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.48%) OVSD
8 2 (0.48%) HP NNM
9 1 (0.24%) WSUS
9 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.24%) Nagios
Vendors
1 86 (20.77%) Microsoft
2 83 (20.05%) Oracle
3 75 (18.12%) VMware
4 63 (15.22%) Citrix
5 51 (12.32%) Teradata
6 45 (10.87%) Apigee
6 45 (10.87%) Mashery
7 44 (10.63%) Tableau
8 38 (9.18%) Salesforce.com
9 29 (7.00%) Google
10 15 (3.62%) Cisco
11 12 (2.90%) SAP
12 11 (2.66%) Siebel
12 11 (2.66%) Eloqua
13 9 (2.17%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.69%) webMethods
14 7 (1.69%) IBM
14 7 (1.69%) HP
15 6 (1.45%) BMC
15 6 (1.45%) Rackspace
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