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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Computing
Rank 452 426 516
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +90
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 153 161 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.30% 0.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.68% 12.91% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 118 48
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£500 £400 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £247 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £533 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £371 £463
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -19.72%
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
1991 1247 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.43% 2.36% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1236 826 399
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £125 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £345 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 18
Average hourly rate £21.56 £17.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.20% -32.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £46.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -32.14%

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 30 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 30 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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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 -31 145 £500 +25.00% 71
London +31 79 £525 +11.70% 36
South East -46 28 £563 +40.62% 12
Berkshire +13 24 £563 +81.45% 2
Reading +29 17 £563 +90.67% 1
City of London +31 16 £390 -10.85% 6
South West -20 10 £375 -23.07% 10
Yorkshire 0 9 £335 -36.19% 7
Edinburgh +7 7 £420 +52.72% 2
Scotland -7 7 £420 +52.72% 2
North West -5 6 £530 +64.98% 1
Hertfordshire -22 6 £413 -30.08%
East of England -33 6 £413 +37.50% 4
Leeds +11 5 £385 -26.66% 1
West Yorkshire +3 5 £385 -26.66% 2
Lancashire - 5 £515 -
East Midlands +8 3 £450 -
Slough -6 3 £288 -36.11%
West Midlands -17 3 £450 +28.57% 1
Bristol - 3 £375 - 6
Exeter - 3 £340 -
Devon - 3 £340 -
Buckinghamshire -7 2 £550 +91.30% 4
York - 2 £335 - 4
North Yorkshire - 2 £335 - 5
Surrey -9 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -11 1 - -
Manchester -13 1 £538 - 1
Somerset - 1 £400 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - -

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 171 (49.00%) Java
2 118 (33.81%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (23.78%) Linux
4 80 (22.92%) SaaS
5 65 (18.62%) Salesforce.com
6 59 (16.91%) Web Services
7 57 (16.33%) Apex Code
7 57 (16.33%) Visualforce
8 56 (16.05%) Amazon AWS
8 56 (16.05%) TDD
8 56 (16.05%) Finance
9 54 (15.47%) Microsoft
9 54 (15.47%) Mason
10 53 (15.19%) Force.com
11 52 (14.90%) .NET
12 51 (14.61%) VMware
12 51 (14.61%) Continuous Integration
13 45 (12.89%) Amazon EC2
14 42 (12.03%) Puppet
14 42 (12.03%) SQL
15 41 (11.75%) DevOps
16 40 (11.46%) OO
17 39 (11.17%) BDD
17 39 (11.17%) Jenkins
18 37 (10.60%) Windows
18 37 (10.60%) Python
18 37 (10.60%) TCP/IP
18 37 (10.60%) Git (software)
19 36 (10.32%) Tomcat
19 36 (10.32%) Scrum

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 36 (10.32%) Tomcat
2 27 (7.74%) WebSphere
3 26 (7.45%) SharePoint
3 26 (7.45%) Lync
4 25 (7.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (7.16%) Apache
5 21 (6.02%) Jetty
6 18 (5.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 18 (5.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 17 (4.87%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (4.58%) nginx
9 13 (3.72%) Node.js
9 13 (3.72%) IIS
10 8 (2.29%) WebLogic
10 8 (2.29%) MS Exchange
10 8 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (2.01%) Office Communications Server
11 7 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (1.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (3.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.01%) MS Office
3 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (5.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 18 (5.16%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.29%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 80 (22.92%) SaaS
2 56 (16.05%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (15.19%) Force.com
4 45 (12.89%) Amazon EC2
5 27 (7.74%) Google App Engine
6 13 (3.72%) Office 365
7 12 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (2.58%) IaaS
9 8 (2.29%) PaaS
10 3 (0.86%) Google Compute Engine
11 2 (0.57%) Heroku
11 2 (0.57%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.29%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.29%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.29%) Joyent
12 1 (0.29%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.60%) TCP/IP
2 33 (9.46%) HTTP
3 28 (8.02%) DNS
4 23 (6.59%) SSL
5 22 (6.30%) DHCP
6 21 (6.02%) FTP
7 19 (5.44%) IPsec
8 10 (2.87%) Firewall
8 10 (2.87%) SAN
9 6 (1.72%) Unified Communications
9 6 (1.72%) VPN
10 5 (1.43%) LAN
11 4 (1.15%) WAN
12 3 (0.86%) LDAP
12 3 (0.86%) Internet
12 3 (0.86%) VRRP
12 3 (0.86%) Reverse Proxy
13 2 (0.57%) NAS
13 2 (0.57%) AMQP
13 2 (0.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.46%) MySQL
2 27 (7.74%) CouchDB
3 21 (6.02%) Big Data
4 18 (5.16%) SQL Server
5 17 (4.87%) MongoDB
5 17 (4.87%) NoSQL
6 16 (4.58%) Hadoop
7 12 (3.44%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.15%) HBase
10 4 (1.15%) Redis
10 4 (1.15%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.57%) DB2
12 2 (0.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 39 (11.17%) Jenkins
2 37 (10.60%) Git (software)
3 23 (6.59%) Subversion
4 18 (5.16%) Maven
4 18 (5.16%) Ant
5 15 (4.30%) JIRA
6 11 (3.15%) TeamCity
7 8 (2.29%) Gerrit
7 8 (2.29%) Mercurial
8 7 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (2.01%) AnthillPro
9 6 (1.72%) Selenium
10 4 (1.15%) jMock
10 4 (1.15%) EasyMock
10 4 (1.15%) JUnit
10 4 (1.15%) Gradle
11 3 (0.86%) Apache Ivy
11 3 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.86%) ClearCase
11 3 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 56 (16.05%) Finance
2 25 (7.16%) Banking
3 20 (5.73%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.58%) Retail
5 12 (3.44%) Marketing
6 8 (2.29%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.43%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.43%) Electronics
8 4 (1.15%) Legal
8 4 (1.15%) Games
9 3 (0.86%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.86%) Advertising
9 3 (0.86%) Law
9 3 (0.86%) iGaming
10 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.57%) Front Office
10 2 (0.57%) Publishing
10 2 (0.57%) Billing
11 1 (0.29%) Local Government
11 1 (0.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 98 (28.08%) Developer
2 69 (19.77%) Architect
3 33 (9.46%) Java Developer
4 29 (8.31%) Project Manager
5 25 (7.16%) Technical Architect
6 21 (6.02%) Analyst
6 21 (6.02%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 19 (5.44%) DevOps Engineer
8 18 (5.16%) Consultant
9 17 (4.87%) Scala Developer
10 16 (4.58%) Administrator
11 14 (4.01%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (3.44%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.44%) Junior
12 12 (3.44%) Business Analyst
13 11 (3.15%) Software Engineer
13 11 (3.15%) Junior Developer
13 11 (3.15%) Junior Java Developer
14 9 (2.58%) Senior Java Developer
14 9 (2.58%) Salesforce.com Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (16.91%) Web Services
2 57 (16.33%) Visualforce
3 54 (15.47%) Mason
4 52 (14.90%) .NET
5 32 (9.17%) Servlets
6 29 (8.31%) J2EE
7 26 (7.45%) SVG
7 26 (7.45%) Batik
7 26 (7.45%) Akka
7 26 (7.45%) Play Framework
8 18 (5.16%) RESTful
8 18 (5.16%) Application Packaging
9 17 (4.87%) Spring
9 17 (4.87%) Middleware
10 16 (4.58%) CSS
11 15 (4.30%) LAMP
12 13 (3.72%) HTML
12 13 (3.72%) jQuery
13 11 (3.15%) XML
14 10 (2.87%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.02%) Open Source
2 20 (5.73%) Clustering
3 13 (3.72%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.44%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.29%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.01%) Blackberry
6 7 (2.01%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.72%) FMCG
8 5 (1.43%) DTV
9 4 (1.15%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.15%) Social Media
10 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.86%) FlexPod
10 3 (0.86%) User Experience
10 3 (0.86%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.86%) CESG
10 3 (0.86%) CESG CLAS
10 3 (0.86%) RMADS
10 3 (0.86%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 83 (23.78%) Linux
2 37 (10.60%) Windows
3 35 (10.03%) UNIX
4 16 (4.58%) Android
5 12 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (3.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (3.15%) CentOS
7 8 (2.29%) Fedora
7 8 (2.29%) Apple iOS
8 7 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.01%) Windows 2000
9 6 (1.72%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.29%) AIX
12 1 (0.29%) HPUX
12 1 (0.29%) Solaris
12 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (33.81%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (16.05%) TDD
3 51 (14.61%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (11.75%) DevOps
5 40 (11.46%) OO
6 39 (11.17%) BDD
7 36 (10.32%) Scrum
8 34 (9.74%) Configuration Management
9 33 (9.46%) Unit Testing
10 30 (8.60%) SOA
11 28 (8.02%) CRM
11 28 (8.02%) Web Development
12 27 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (7.45%) Process Management
13 26 (7.45%) Automated Testing
13 26 (7.45%) Software Engineering
14 24 (6.88%) Migration
14 24 (6.88%) Disaster Recovery
15 22 (6.30%) Project Management
16 21 (6.02%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 171 (49.00%) Java
2 57 (16.33%) Apex Code
3 42 (12.03%) SQL
4 37 (10.60%) Python
5 35 (10.03%) Scala
6 27 (7.74%) JavaScript
7 24 (6.88%) PHP
7 24 (6.88%) Ruby
8 19 (5.44%) Perl
9 17 (4.87%) C#
10 14 (4.01%) Bash Shell
11 13 (3.72%) C++
12 11 (3.15%) PHP5
12 11 (3.15%) C
13 9 (2.58%) PowerShell
14 8 (2.29%) Shell Script
14 8 (2.29%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.43%) VBA
16 3 (0.86%) Lua
16 3 (0.86%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 13 (3.72%) Degree
2 12 (3.44%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.86%) CISSP
4 3 (0.86%) PMP
4 3 (0.86%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.86%) CISA
4 3 (0.86%) CISM
5 2 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.57%) RHCE
5 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.29%) CCIE
6 1 (0.29%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.01%) QA
2 5 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.86%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (10.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (8.60%) Active Directory
3 21 (6.02%) Xen
4 18 (5.16%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.87%) vCloud
6 5 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.86%) vSphere
7 3 (0.86%) HDFS
8 2 (0.57%) KVM
8 2 (0.57%) qmail
8 2 (0.57%) Postfix
8 2 (0.57%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.29%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 42 (12.03%) Puppet
2 21 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.29%) Salt
4 7 (2.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 7 (2.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (1.43%) Nagios
6 3 (0.86%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.86%) Ansible
7 2 (0.57%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.57%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.29%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.29%) Foglight
8 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 65 (18.62%) Salesforce.com
2 54 (15.47%) Microsoft
3 51 (14.61%) VMware
4 34 (9.74%) Google
5 23 (6.59%) Oracle
6 15 (4.30%) Red Hat
7 14 (4.01%) SAP
8 11 (3.15%) Citrix
9 10 (2.87%) IBM
10 8 (2.29%) Cisco
11 7 (2.01%) IronPort
11 7 (2.01%) Rackspace
11 7 (2.01%) Symantec
12 6 (1.72%) SaltStack
12 6 (1.72%) Facebook
12 6 (1.72%) Zend
12 6 (1.72%) EMC
12 6 (1.72%) NetApp
13 5 (1.43%) Altiris
14 4 (1.15%) Adobe
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