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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cloud Computing
Rank 420 474 443
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -31
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 247 171 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.47% 4.99% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 125 125
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £800 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
+27.14% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
5526 3424 2331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.23% 6.01% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3885 2263 1501
Median daily rate £465 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.04% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 48 53
Median hourly rate £17.00 £23.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.65% +34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.50 £30.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £22.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-29.54% +29.41%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +56 236 £475 +5.55% 67
London +7 110 £500 +5.26% 24
South East +40 60 £450 +2.27% 21
Oxfordshire +44 40 £433 +23.57% 10
Oxford +19 25 £375 +7.14% 5
West Midlands -10 25 £415 -2.35% 3
Yorkshire -6 21 £500 +42.85% 3
City of London +32 16 £538 +10.25% 2
Telford -23 13 £415 -0.59%
Shropshire -24 13 £415 -0.59%
South Yorkshire +8 12 £500 -13.04%
Sheffield -1 12 £500 -13.04%
Scotland +9 10 £431 +15.00% 5
Edinburgh - 10 £431 - 2
North Yorkshire - 8 - -
York - 8 - -
East of England +24 6 £600 +31.14% 6
South West +1 6 £650 +116.66% 5
North West -6 5 - - 1
Birmingham - 5 £210 - 3
Bristol -1 4 £650 +116.66% 2
Hampshire -7 4 £475 +5.55% 1
Surrey - 4 £600 - 3
Staines - 4 £600 -
Cambridgeshire +17 3 £625 +36.61% 5
Cambridge +13 3 £625 +36.61% 5
Kidlington - 3 £475 - 1
Southampton - 3 £475 -
Wolverhampton - 3 - -
Berkshire -2 2 £425 - 3

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 231 (41.55%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (41.19%) Amazon AWS
3 187 (33.63%) Linux
4 167 (30.04%) Java
5 147 (26.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 144 (25.90%) DevOps
7 121 (21.76%) Puppet
8 115 (20.68%) Ruby
9 114 (20.50%) Python
10 97 (17.45%) Oracle
11 92 (16.55%) VMware
12 89 (16.01%) SQL
13 88 (15.83%) Unix
13 88 (15.83%) Google
14 87 (15.65%) Continuous Delivery
15 84 (15.11%) Jenkins
15 84 (15.11%) Microsoft
16 83 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
17 82 (14.75%) JavaScript
18 80 (14.39%) MongoDB
19 78 (14.03%) Web Services
20 76 (13.67%) Finance
20 76 (13.67%) Git (software)
21 73 (13.13%) Data Centre
21 73 (13.13%) Software Engineering
22 70 (12.59%) J2EE
23 69 (12.41%) AngularJS
23 69 (12.41%) IaaS
24 68 (12.23%) SaaS
24 68 (12.23%) PaaS

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 68 (12.23%) Tomcat
2 67 (12.05%) OpenStack
3 50 (8.99%) WebSphere
4 37 (6.65%) Elasticsearch
5 32 (5.76%) Apache
6 30 (5.40%) IIS
7 26 (4.68%) nginx
8 24 (4.32%) Jetty
9 20 (3.60%) Cloud Foundry
10 17 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
10 17 (3.06%) WebLogic
11 16 (2.88%) SharePoint
12 12 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
13 11 (1.98%) JBoss
14 10 (1.80%) WebLogic Portal
15 9 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (1.62%) Skype for Business
16 8 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
17 7 (1.26%) CMS
18 6 (1.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.90%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (0.54%) MS Office
5 2 (0.36%) MS Project
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.52%) BigMachines
1 14 (2.52%) Eloqua
2 10 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.54%) Magento
5 2 (0.36%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.36%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 229 (41.19%) Amazon AWS
2 147 (26.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (12.41%) IaaS
4 68 (12.23%) PaaS
4 68 (12.23%) SaaS
5 38 (6.83%) Amazon EC2
6 36 (6.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 28 (5.04%) GitHub
8 23 (4.14%) Google App Engine
9 17 (3.06%) Amazon S3
9 17 (3.06%) Heroku
10 14 (2.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 11 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (1.98%) Office 365
12 10 (1.80%) Amazon SQS
12 10 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (1.08%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.90%) Force.com
14 5 (0.90%) Lucidchart
15 4 (0.72%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 63 (11.33%) Firewall
2 59 (10.61%) DNS
3 41 (7.37%) TCP/IP
4 32 (5.76%) HTTP
5 30 (5.40%) SSL
6 29 (5.22%) DHCP
7 26 (4.68%) Internet
8 24 (4.32%) FTP
8 24 (4.32%) IPsec
9 19 (3.42%) SAN
10 17 (3.06%) CTI
11 11 (1.98%) VoIP
12 9 (1.62%) NAS
13 8 (1.44%) Network Security
14 7 (1.26%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.26%) VLAN
14 7 (1.26%) VPN
15 6 (1.08%) LAN
15 6 (1.08%) WAN
15 6 (1.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (14.39%) MongoDB
2 51 (9.17%) Big Data
3 49 (8.81%) MySQL
4 48 (8.63%) SQL Server
5 46 (8.27%) Hadoop
6 27 (4.86%) Apache Cassandra
7 20 (3.60%) Couchbase
7 20 (3.60%) NoSQL
8 19 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (2.34%) MariaDB
11 9 (1.62%) Oracle Database
12 8 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (1.44%) SimpleDB
13 7 (1.26%) Redis
14 6 (1.08%) DB2
15 4 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
16 3 (0.54%) GIS
16 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
16 3 (0.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 84 (15.11%) Jenkins
2 76 (13.67%) Git (software)
3 46 (8.27%) Maven
4 42 (7.55%) Vagrant
5 33 (5.94%) JUnit
6 30 (5.40%) Mockito
7 28 (5.04%) Cucumber
8 23 (4.14%) Travis CI
9 22 (3.96%) Selenium
10 20 (3.60%) TeamCity
11 19 (3.42%) Spock
12 18 (3.24%) JIRA
12 18 (3.24%) Oracle APEX
12 18 (3.24%) Subversion
13 13 (2.34%) Gradle
14 11 (1.98%) RSpec
15 9 (1.62%) Gerrit
16 8 (1.44%) Mercurial
16 8 (1.44%) MSBuild
17 7 (1.26%) WebDriver
General
1 76 (13.67%) Finance
2 17 (3.06%) Retail
3 14 (2.52%) Banking
4 12 (2.16%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.98%) Marketing
6 10 (1.80%) Front Office
7 8 (1.44%) Legal
8 7 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.26%) Publishing
9 5 (0.90%) Billing
10 2 (0.36%) Advertising
10 2 (0.36%) Back Office
10 2 (0.36%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.36%) Games
10 2 (0.36%) German Language
10 2 (0.36%) Law
11 1 (0.18%) Electronics
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) Military
11 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 172 (30.94%) Developer
2 115 (20.68%) Architect
3 62 (11.15%) Java Developer
4 57 (10.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 37 (6.65%) Applications Developer
6 36 (6.47%) Infrastructure Architect
7 33 (5.94%) Cloud Architect
8 28 (5.04%) Linux Engineer
9 27 (4.86%) Senior Developer
10 25 (4.50%) Technical Architect
11 24 (4.32%) Cloud Engineer
11 24 (4.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 23 (4.14%) Designer
12 23 (4.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 22 (3.96%) Analyst
13 22 (3.96%) Consultant
14 20 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
15 19 (3.42%) Security Designer
16 18 (3.24%) Lead DevOps
17 17 (3.06%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (14.03%) Web Services
2 70 (12.59%) J2EE
3 69 (12.41%) AngularJS
4 53 (9.53%) Spring
5 49 (8.81%) HTML
5 49 (8.81%) JSON
6 48 (8.63%) REST
7 44 (7.91%) .NET
8 41 (7.37%) XML
9 36 (6.47%) Middleware
10 33 (5.94%) RabbitMQ
11 31 (5.58%) RESTful
12 30 (5.40%) JMS
13 29 (5.22%) HTML5
14 28 (5.04%) Servlets
14 28 (5.04%) Visualforce
15 27 (4.86%) Mason
16 26 (4.68%) CSS
16 26 (4.68%) LAMP
16 26 (4.68%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 73 (13.13%) Data Centre
2 28 (5.04%) Public Cloud
3 24 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.14%) Hybrid Cloud
5 20 (3.60%) Mobile App
6 19 (3.42%) VCE vBlock
7 18 (3.24%) DataPower
7 18 (3.24%) Private Cloud
8 15 (2.70%) Clustering
9 14 (2.52%) Computer Science
9 14 (2.52%) Visualisation
10 13 (2.34%) Data Structures
10 13 (2.34%) User Experience
11 11 (1.98%) Algorithms
11 11 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.44%) EMC VNX
12 8 (1.44%) Social Network
13 7 (1.26%) Client/Server
13 7 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (1.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 187 (33.63%) Linux
2 88 (15.83%) Unix
3 60 (10.79%) Windows
4 34 (6.12%) AIX
5 24 (4.32%) Windows Server
6 22 (3.96%) Oracle Linux
7 21 (3.78%) SUSE
8 17 (3.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 15 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (2.34%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.98%) Solaris
12 8 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (1.26%) Android
14 6 (1.08%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (0.54%) CentOS
16 3 (0.54%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (41.55%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (25.90%) DevOps
3 87 (15.65%) Continuous Delivery
4 83 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
5 73 (13.13%) Software Engineering
6 64 (11.51%) ITIL
7 63 (11.33%) Scrum
8 55 (9.89%) Service Management
9 48 (8.63%) Configuration Management
9 48 (8.63%) Open Source
10 46 (8.27%) CRM
11 44 (7.91%) Microservices
12 39 (7.01%) Release Management
13 37 (6.65%) SOA
14 33 (5.94%) Project Management
15 31 (5.58%) Load Balancing
15 31 (5.58%) Web Development
16 29 (5.22%) Identity Access Management
17 28 (5.04%) Change Management
17 28 (5.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 167 (30.04%) Java
2 115 (20.68%) Ruby
3 114 (20.50%) Python
4 89 (16.01%) SQL
5 82 (14.75%) JavaScript
6 67 (12.05%) Shell Script
7 58 (10.43%) Bash Shell
8 35 (6.29%) PowerShell
9 32 (5.76%) Perl
10 31 (5.58%) C#
11 28 (5.04%) Apex Code
12 27 (4.86%) PHP
12 27 (4.86%) Scala
13 21 (3.78%) C++
14 11 (1.98%) R
15 6 (1.08%) Korn
16 5 (0.90%) Objective-C
16 5 (0.90%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.72%) Go
18 3 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (10.79%) Security Cleared
2 47 (8.45%) SC Cleared
3 27 (4.86%) Degree
4 14 (2.52%) CCNA
4 14 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (1.98%) VCAP
7 8 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.44%) RHCA
7 8 (1.44%) RHCE
8 7 (1.26%) CCNP
8 7 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (1.26%) RHCSA
8 7 (1.26%) VCP6
9 6 (1.08%) EMC Certification
10 5 (0.90%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.90%) CISM
10 5 (0.90%) CISSP
10 5 (0.90%) MCSE
10 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.14%) Government Security Classifications
2 7 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (1.26%) QA
3 6 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.54%) SLA
6 2 (0.36%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.18%) GCP
7 1 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.18%) RMADS
7 1 (0.18%) WAI
System Software
1 66 (11.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (8.45%) Docker
3 31 (5.58%) Active Directory
4 16 (2.88%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.88%) vSphere
5 15 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (1.98%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (1.62%) KVM
7 9 (1.62%) NFS
8 8 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (1.26%) iptables
9 7 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.26%) XenServer
10 6 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.90%) vCloud
11 5 (0.90%) Xen
12 3 (0.54%) Ceph
12 3 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.54%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 121 (21.76%) Puppet
2 65 (11.69%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (9.17%) Ansible
4 45 (8.09%) Packer
5 36 (6.47%) Terraform
6 30 (5.40%) Consul
7 26 (4.68%) Uchiwa
8 25 (4.50%) Graphite
9 14 (2.52%) StatsD
10 11 (1.98%) Grafana
10 11 (1.98%) Salt
11 9 (1.62%) SCCM
12 8 (1.44%) vRealize
13 7 (1.26%) HAProxy
14 6 (1.08%) Kubernetes
14 6 (1.08%) Mesos
14 6 (1.08%) Nagios
15 3 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
15 3 (0.54%) Cobbler
15 3 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 97 (17.45%) Oracle
2 92 (16.55%) VMware
3 88 (15.83%) Google
4 84 (15.11%) Microsoft
5 41 (7.37%) IBM
6 37 (6.65%) Citrix
7 34 (6.12%) Salesforce.com
8 32 (5.76%) Atlassian
9 31 (5.58%) MuleSoft
10 30 (5.40%) webMethods
11 29 (5.22%) EMC
12 25 (4.50%) ForgeRock
13 21 (3.78%) HP
14 18 (3.24%) Software AG
15 16 (2.88%) Adobe
15 16 (2.88%) Red Hat
16 15 (2.70%) Cisco
17 14 (2.52%) Apigee
17 14 (2.52%) Siebel
17 14 (2.52%) Tableau
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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London
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
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Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Central London / West End
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Rate: From £200 to £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago