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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Computing
Rank 446 428 455
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +27
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 167 169 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.08% 7.61% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 127 86
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£445 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £335
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £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
3285 2222 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.76% 4.06% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2183 1424 932
Average daily rate £415 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 53 35
Average hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £23.80 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+30.30% -48.43%

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 28 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 28 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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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 -9 163 £450 +2.85% 102
London +6 96 £475 +5.55% 35
City of London 0 31 £500 +60.00% 6
North West -2 20 £475 -1.29% 11
South East -17 20 £440 +35.38% 23
Yorkshire -9 18 £350 -22.22% 6
West Yorkshire -2 17 £350 -22.22% 3
Leeds -9 16 £350 -22.22% 1
Warrington - 10 £675 - 2
Cheshire - 10 £675 - 3
Hampshire - 10 £450 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £350 -
North East - 8 £350 -
West Midlands +4 7 £425 +38.21% 8
Shropshire - 5 £418 - 3
Telford - 5 £418 - 3
Lancashire - 4 £350 -
Berkshire 0 3 - - 6
Manchester -13 3 £475 -11.62% 8
Blackpool - 3 £350 -
Burnley - 3 £350 -
Winchester - 3 £330 -
Middlesex - 3 £430 -
East of England -3 2 £458 +18.06% 7
Cambridgeshire -8 2 £458 +30.71% 4
South West -26 2 £300 -33.33% 11
Uxbridge - 2 £333 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £220 - 2
Cambridge - 2 £458 - 4

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 161 (40.05%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (38.56%) Java
3 141 (35.07%) Amazon AWS
4 132 (32.84%) Linux
5 102 (25.37%) Opscode Chef
6 90 (22.39%) .NET
7 89 (22.14%) Big Data
8 82 (20.40%) Oracle
9 79 (19.65%) DevOps
10 78 (19.40%) JavaScript
11 77 (19.15%) Microsoft
12 74 (18.41%) Data Warehouse
13 72 (17.91%) MongoDB
14 71 (17.66%) VMware
15 70 (17.41%) Open Source
16 66 (16.42%) IaaS
17 64 (15.92%) Python
17 64 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
17 64 (15.92%) Hadoop
18 61 (15.17%) Visualisation
19 58 (14.43%) Citrix
19 58 (14.43%) Puppet
20 55 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
21 54 (13.43%) Configuration Management
22 52 (12.94%) UNIX
23 51 (12.69%) Teradata
24 50 (12.44%) Windows
24 50 (12.44%) Apache Cassandra
25 48 (11.94%) R
26 46 (11.44%) SaaS

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 37 (9.20%) Node.js
2 33 (8.21%) Apache
3 31 (7.71%) IIS
4 30 (7.46%) Tomcat
5 29 (7.21%) WebSphere
6 27 (6.72%) nginx
7 26 (6.47%) Jetty
8 21 (5.22%) SharePoint
9 19 (4.73%) OpenStack
10 8 (1.99%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.00%) MS Exchange
11 4 (1.00%) SAS
11 4 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.75%) Lync
12 3 (0.75%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.75%) JBoss
12 3 (0.75%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.99%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.75%) SPSS
4 2 (0.50%) MS Office
5 1 (0.25%) MS Project
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (2.49%) BigMachines
2 2 (0.50%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 141 (35.07%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (16.42%) IaaS
3 46 (11.44%) SaaS
4 41 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 34 (8.46%) Amazon EC2
6 29 (7.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 28 (6.97%) Google App Engine
8 25 (6.22%) Force.com
9 12 (2.99%) Office 365
10 11 (2.74%) PaaS
11 4 (1.00%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.75%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.50%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.50%) Google Compute Engine
13 2 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 46 (11.44%) TCP/IP
2 35 (8.71%) DNS
2 35 (8.71%) DHCP
3 28 (6.97%) HTTP
3 28 (6.97%) IPsec
4 26 (6.47%) FTP
5 19 (4.73%) SSL
5 19 (4.73%) Firewall
6 16 (3.98%) Internet
6 16 (3.98%) LAN
6 16 (3.98%) Network Security
6 16 (3.98%) Unified Communications
7 15 (3.73%) Converged Networks
8 14 (3.48%) WAN
9 10 (2.49%) VoIP
10 9 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (1.99%) VPN
12 5 (1.24%) LDAP
12 5 (1.24%) Broadband
13 4 (1.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (22.14%) Big Data
2 74 (18.41%) Data Warehouse
3 72 (17.91%) MongoDB
4 64 (15.92%) Hadoop
5 50 (12.44%) Apache Cassandra
6 27 (6.72%) SQL Server
7 16 (3.98%) MySQL
8 12 (2.99%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.74%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (1.24%) HBase
13 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (1.00%) Apache Hive
15 3 (0.75%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 46 (11.44%) Jenkins
2 17 (4.23%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.24%) Oracle APEX
3 9 (2.24%) Maven
4 8 (1.99%) Ant
4 8 (1.99%) JUnit
4 8 (1.99%) Selenium
5 7 (1.74%) Eclipse
6 6 (1.49%) RSpec
6 6 (1.49%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.24%) ClearCase
8 4 (1.00%) JIRA
9 3 (0.75%) Subversion
9 3 (0.75%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.50%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.25%) Juju
11 1 (0.25%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.25%) Gradle
11 1 (0.25%) PHPUnit
General
1 44 (10.95%) Finance
2 18 (4.48%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.23%) Marketing
4 9 (2.24%) Banking
5 7 (1.74%) Publishing
6 6 (1.49%) Multimedia
7 5 (1.24%) Billing
7 5 (1.24%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.24%) French Language
8 4 (1.00%) Dutch Language
8 4 (1.00%) Legal
9 3 (0.75%) Retail
9 3 (0.75%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.50%) German Language
10 2 (0.50%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.50%) Korean Language
10 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.50%) Front Office
10 2 (0.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 122 (30.35%) Architect
2 59 (14.68%) Developer
3 53 (13.18%) Technical Architect
4 34 (8.46%) Solutions Architect
5 28 (6.97%) Digital Architect
6 27 (6.72%) Analyst
7 26 (6.47%) Consultant
8 25 (6.22%) DevOps Engineer
9 21 (5.22%) Digital Technical Architect
9 21 (5.22%) Senior Architect
10 18 (4.48%) Java Developer
11 17 (4.23%) Project Manager
11 17 (4.23%) Cloud Architect
12 15 (3.73%) Chief Architect
13 13 (3.23%) Senior Technical Architect
14 12 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
15 11 (2.74%) Administrator
16 10 (2.49%) Support Analyst
16 10 (2.49%) Cloud Solutions Architect
17 9 (2.24%) Senior Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (22.39%) .NET
2 40 (9.95%) AngularJS
3 39 (9.70%) J2EE
4 36 (8.96%) Servlets
5 34 (8.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 33 (8.21%) Visualforce
6 33 (8.21%) Mason
7 23 (5.72%) Web Services
8 20 (4.98%) RESTful
9 19 (4.73%) HTML
10 16 (3.98%) Middleware
11 15 (3.73%) XML
12 14 (3.48%) Spring
12 14 (3.48%) REST
13 13 (3.23%) KnockoutJS
14 12 (2.99%) HTML5
14 12 (2.99%) jQuery
14 12 (2.99%) ASP.NET
15 10 (2.49%) SOAP
15 10 (2.49%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 61 (15.17%) Visualisation
2 28 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.97%) Data Centre
3 21 (5.22%) User Experience
4 18 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.49%) Grid Computing
6 9 (2.24%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.74%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.74%) Replication
8 6 (1.49%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.24%) CESG
9 5 (1.24%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.00%) Streaming Video
10 4 (1.00%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.00%) PKI
10 4 (1.00%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.00%) EMC VNX
10 4 (1.00%) EMC VMAX
10 4 (1.00%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 132 (32.84%) Linux
2 52 (12.94%) UNIX
3 50 (12.44%) Windows
4 9 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.49%) Android
7 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.00%) CentOS
8 4 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.25%) VME
9 1 (0.25%) Solaris
9 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.25%) Fedora
9 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.25%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (40.05%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (19.65%) DevOps
3 70 (17.41%) Open Source
4 55 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (13.43%) Configuration Management
6 44 (10.95%) Machine Learning
7 36 (8.96%) ITIL
8 33 (8.21%) Unit Testing
9 30 (7.46%) Analytics
9 30 (7.46%) Automated Testing
10 27 (6.72%) TDD
11 26 (6.47%) Project Management
12 21 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (4.98%) CRM
14 19 (4.73%) ETL
15 18 (4.48%) Big Data Analytics
16 17 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
16 17 (4.23%) Information Assurance
16 17 (4.23%) Pair Programming
17 16 (3.98%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 155 (38.56%) Java
2 78 (19.40%) JavaScript
3 64 (15.92%) Python
4 48 (11.94%) R
5 40 (9.95%) SQL
6 33 (8.21%) Apex Code
7 27 (6.72%) Ruby
8 26 (6.47%) PHP
9 18 (4.48%) C#
10 15 (3.73%) Shell Script
10 15 (3.73%) Bash Shell
11 11 (2.74%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.49%) C
13 5 (1.24%) Perl
13 5 (1.24%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.24%) Scala
14 3 (0.75%) COBOL
14 3 (0.75%) Clojure
14 3 (0.75%) Go
15 2 (0.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 38 (9.45%) Security Cleared
2 28 (6.97%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.98%) Degree
4 13 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.74%) CISA
6 10 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (2.49%) CCNA
7 9 (2.24%) CISSP
8 8 (1.99%) CISM
8 8 (1.99%) CCNP
8 8 (1.99%) MCSE
9 6 (1.49%) MCSA
10 5 (1.24%) ISEB
11 4 (1.00%) MCP
12 3 (0.75%) PMP
12 3 (0.75%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.75%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.50%) VCDX
13 2 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.24%) SLA
3 5 (1.24%) QA
4 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.25%) WAI
System Software
1 64 (15.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (4.48%) Xen
3 17 (4.23%) vCloud
4 14 (3.48%) Active Directory
5 12 (2.99%) QEMU
5 12 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (2.99%) KVM
6 10 (2.49%) Docker
7 4 (1.00%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.75%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.50%) vSphere
9 2 (0.50%) UAG
9 2 (0.50%) XenApp
10 1 (0.25%) XenServer
10 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.25%) NFS
10 1 (0.25%) Firmware
10 1 (0.25%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 102 (25.37%) Opscode Chef
2 58 (14.43%) Puppet
3 46 (11.44%) StatsD
4 17 (4.23%) Ansible
5 7 (1.74%) SCCM
6 5 (1.24%) Control-M
7 4 (1.00%) EMC VPLEX
8 3 (0.75%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.75%) Salt
8 3 (0.75%) SCOM
8 3 (0.75%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.50%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.50%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.50%) OVSD
9 2 (0.50%) HP NNM
9 2 (0.50%) Mesos
10 1 (0.25%) WSUS
10 1 (0.25%) Nagios
10 1 (0.25%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 82 (20.40%) Oracle
2 77 (19.15%) Microsoft
3 71 (17.66%) VMware
4 58 (14.43%) Citrix
5 51 (12.69%) Teradata
6 45 (11.19%) Apigee
6 45 (11.19%) Mashery
7 44 (10.95%) Tableau
8 36 (8.96%) Salesforce.com
9 30 (7.46%) Google
10 17 (4.23%) Cisco
11 12 (2.99%) SAP
12 9 (2.24%) Siebel
12 9 (2.24%) Eloqua
13 7 (1.74%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.74%) webMethods
13 7 (1.74%) IBM
13 7 (1.74%) HP
14 6 (1.49%) BMC
15 5 (1.24%) Informatica
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wiltshire
Mason Frank
Rate: £300 - £700 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
United Kingdom
CPS Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Mason Frank
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Mason Frank
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Mason Frank
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago