The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cloud Computing
Rank 429 436 469
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +33
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 165 133 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.26% 0.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.19% 11.40% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 89 62
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£450 £400 £461
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £264 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £550 £584
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £335 £438
% change year-on-year
+34.32% -23.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £54.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1796 1167 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.29% 2.29% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 790 432
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £30.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.71% +127.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.62 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £49.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -13 144 £438 +9.37% 79
London +28 90 £450 +5.88% 33
South West -2 27 £400 - 4
City of London +18 21 £313 -26.47% 11
South East -21 21 £325 -13.33% 21
Edinburgh -5 13 £385 +40.00% 3
Scotland -10 13 £385 +40.00% 4
Bristol - 12 £450 - 3
Wales - 10 £525 - 1
Somerset - 9 £350 - 1
Berkshire +2 8 £313 +17.92% 5
Cardiff - 7 £525 -
South Wales - 7 £525 - 1
Oxfordshire - 6 £300 - 4
Surrey -4 5 £400 +17.64% 7
Bath - 5 £300 - 1
Wiltshire - 4 £300 -
East of England -32 3 £388 +37.77% 5
Devon - 3 £575 -
Slough - 3 £325 - 1
Woking - 3 £400 -
Birmingham -1 2 £308 -44.09%
North West -8 2 £481 +13.23% 5
West Midlands -13 2 £308 -44.09% 2
Reading +6 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire +5 1 £450 +400.00% 1
Yorkshire +4 1 £450 +74.75% 6
Merseyside +3 1 £425 -
Leeds +1 1 £450 +400.00%
Essex -1 1 - -

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 173 (46.38%) Java
2 87 (23.32%) Linux
3 81 (21.72%) SaaS
4 72 (19.30%) Web Services
4 72 (19.30%) TDD
5 64 (17.16%) VMware
5 64 (17.16%) Amazon AWS
6 63 (16.89%) Windows
7 62 (16.62%) Agile Software Development
8 61 (16.35%) Finance
9 58 (15.55%) Salesforce.com
10 53 (14.21%) Visualforce
10 53 (14.21%) Apex Code
10 53 (14.21%) BDD
11 52 (13.94%) OO
12 49 (13.14%) SQL
12 49 (13.14%) .NET
12 49 (13.14%) Force.com
12 49 (13.14%) Scala
12 49 (13.14%) Mason
13 48 (12.87%) SQL Server
14 46 (12.33%) Microsoft
14 46 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 45 (12.06%) UNIX
15 45 (12.06%) Puppet
16 43 (11.53%) Akka
17 42 (11.26%) MySQL
17 42 (11.26%) Web Development
18 40 (10.72%) CouchDB
18 40 (10.72%) Play Framework

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 29 (7.77%) Tomcat
2 24 (6.43%) Apache
2 24 (6.43%) WebSphere
3 19 (5.09%) SharePoint
4 18 (4.83%) IIS
5 16 (4.29%) nginx
6 15 (4.02%) Node.js
7 13 (3.49%) WebLogic
8 10 (2.68%) Jetty
9 9 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (2.14%) MS Exchange
11 7 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (1.88%) Lync
12 5 (1.34%) SAP Web AS
13 4 (1.07%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.80%) Documentum
14 3 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.80%) LiveCycle
14 3 (0.80%) Apache Pig
15 2 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 16 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.22%) MS Office
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.27%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.27%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 81 (21.72%) SaaS
2 64 (17.16%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (13.14%) Force.com
4 37 (9.92%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (5.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (4.29%) Google App Engine
6 16 (4.29%) PaaS
7 15 (4.02%) IaaS
8 4 (1.07%) Office 365
9 3 (0.80%) Google Compute Engine
10 2 (0.54%) Joyent
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.85%) TCP/IP
2 26 (6.97%) HTTP
3 24 (6.43%) DNS
4 20 (5.36%) DHCP
5 18 (4.83%) SSL
6 12 (3.22%) FTP
7 11 (2.95%) LAN
8 10 (2.68%) Firewall
8 10 (2.68%) IPsec
9 7 (1.88%) SAN
9 7 (1.88%) VPN
10 6 (1.61%) WAN
10 6 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (1.34%) Ethernet
11 5 (1.34%) MPLS
12 4 (1.07%) VoIP
13 3 (0.80%) Internet
13 3 (0.80%) Wireshark
13 3 (0.80%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (0.80%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (12.87%) SQL Server
2 42 (11.26%) MySQL
3 40 (10.72%) CouchDB
4 28 (7.51%) Big Data
5 23 (6.17%) NoSQL
6 18 (4.83%) MongoDB
7 16 (4.29%) Hadoop
8 12 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (2.68%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.41%) Oracle Database
11 8 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (2.14%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.61%) HBase
13 5 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (1.07%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.07%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 25 (6.70%) Jenkins
2 21 (5.63%) Git (software)
3 18 (4.83%) TeamCity
4 17 (4.56%) Ant
5 16 (4.29%) Subversion
6 15 (4.02%) Maven
7 14 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (3.49%) JIRA
9 12 (3.22%) Mercurial
9 12 (3.22%) Gerrit
10 11 (2.95%) AnthillPro
11 5 (1.34%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.07%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (0.80%) WATIR
13 3 (0.80%) Gradle
13 3 (0.80%) RSpec
13 3 (0.80%) Apache Ivy
14 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio
14 2 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 2 (0.54%) ClearCase
General
1 61 (16.35%) Finance
2 30 (8.04%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.95%) Banking
3 11 (2.95%) Retail
4 8 (2.14%) Marketing
5 7 (1.88%) Legal
6 6 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.61%) Games
7 4 (1.07%) Publishing
7 4 (1.07%) Billing
7 4 (1.07%) Electronics
7 4 (1.07%) Front Office
8 3 (0.80%) Law
8 3 (0.80%) iGaming
9 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.54%) Back Office
9 2 (0.54%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.54%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 106 (28.42%) Developer
2 60 (16.09%) Architect
3 28 (7.51%) Scala Developer
4 27 (7.24%) Analyst
5 26 (6.97%) Java Developer
6 25 (6.70%) Consultant
7 22 (5.90%) Project Manager
8 21 (5.63%) Administrator
9 20 (5.36%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 13 (3.49%) Junior
10 13 (3.49%) Technical Architect
10 13 (3.49%) Junior Developer
10 13 (3.49%) Junior Java Developer
11 12 (3.22%) Java Architect
12 11 (2.95%) Database Developer
12 11 (2.95%) DevOps Engineer
13 10 (2.68%) .NET Developer
13 10 (2.68%) Business Analyst
14 9 (2.41%) Software Engineer
14 9 (2.41%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (19.30%) Web Services
2 53 (14.21%) Visualforce
3 49 (13.14%) .NET
3 49 (13.14%) Mason
4 43 (11.53%) Akka
5 40 (10.72%) Play Framework
6 39 (10.46%) Batik
6 39 (10.46%) SVG
7 26 (6.97%) J2EE
8 22 (5.90%) Servlets
9 21 (5.63%) CSS
10 20 (5.36%) Middleware
11 18 (4.83%) HTML
12 15 (4.02%) XML
13 12 (3.22%) Spring
13 12 (3.22%) jQuery
14 10 (2.68%) JSON
15 8 (2.14%) RESTful
15 8 (2.14%) CSS3
15 8 (2.14%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.90%) Open Source
2 20 (5.36%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.02%) Mobile App
4 7 (1.88%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.88%) Clustering
4 7 (1.88%) Taxonomies
5 6 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.61%) FMCG
6 5 (1.34%) Physics
6 5 (1.34%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.07%) DTV
7 4 (1.07%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.07%) Statistics
7 4 (1.07%) Social Media
7 4 (1.07%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.80%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.80%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.80%) RMADS
8 3 (0.80%) CESG
8 3 (0.80%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 87 (23.32%) Linux
2 63 (16.89%) Windows
3 45 (12.06%) UNIX
4 21 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.22%) CentOS
6 12 (3.22%) Ubuntu
6 12 (3.22%) Android
7 10 (2.68%) Apple iOS
8 9 (2.41%) Fedora
8 9 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.88%) Windows 2000
10 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.07%) SUSE
12 3 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.54%) Debian
13 2 (0.54%) VMS
13 2 (0.54%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.54%) AIX
14 1 (0.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (19.30%) TDD
2 62 (16.62%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (14.21%) BDD
4 52 (13.94%) OO
5 42 (11.26%) Web Development
6 39 (10.46%) Process Management
6 39 (10.46%) DevOps
7 37 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (9.38%) Scrum
9 32 (8.58%) SOA
10 28 (7.51%) Project Management
11 27 (7.24%) Configuration Management
12 25 (6.70%) Integration Testing
13 24 (6.43%) Unit Testing
14 23 (6.17%) Software Engineering
14 23 (6.17%) Migration
14 23 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (5.63%) ITIL
16 20 (5.36%) Automated Testing
17 17 (4.56%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 173 (46.38%) Java
2 53 (14.21%) Apex Code
3 49 (13.14%) Scala
3 49 (13.14%) SQL
4 39 (10.46%) Python
5 32 (8.58%) Ruby
5 32 (8.58%) JavaScript
6 21 (5.63%) C#
7 20 (5.36%) Bash Shell
8 17 (4.56%) PowerShell
8 17 (4.56%) Perl
9 16 (4.29%) PHP
9 16 (4.29%) C++
10 15 (4.02%) PL/SQL
11 9 (2.41%) C
11 9 (2.41%) VBA
12 6 (1.61%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.34%) PHP5
14 4 (1.07%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.80%) AWK
Qualifications
1 27 (7.24%) Security Cleared
2 26 (6.97%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.09%) Degree
4 8 (2.14%) CISSP
4 8 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.88%) MCP
5 7 (1.88%) MCSE
5 7 (1.88%) CISM
5 7 (1.88%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.80%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.54%) RHCE
7 2 (0.54%) PMP
7 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.54%) CISA
8 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.27%) CCIE
8 1 (0.27%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.88%) QA
2 4 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.80%) SLA
3 3 (0.80%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (4.56%) vCloud
3 16 (4.29%) Active Directory
4 13 (3.49%) Xen
5 11 (2.95%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.88%) KVM
7 7 (1.88%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.07%) vSphere
10 3 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.80%) qmail
10 3 (0.80%) Sendmail
10 3 (0.80%) XenServer
11 2 (0.54%) Postfix
12 1 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.27%) OpenSSH
12 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 45 (12.06%) Puppet
2 15 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.88%) HAProxy
3 7 (1.88%) Capistrano
3 7 (1.88%) Foglight
3 7 (1.88%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (1.61%) Salt
5 2 (0.54%) Ansible
5 2 (0.54%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.54%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.27%) Nagios
6 1 (0.27%) Nessus
6 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 64 (17.16%) VMware
2 58 (15.55%) Salesforce.com
3 46 (12.33%) Microsoft
4 35 (9.38%) Oracle
5 23 (6.17%) Citrix
6 22 (5.90%) Google
7 17 (4.56%) Red Hat
8 16 (4.29%) SAP
9 11 (2.95%) IBM
10 10 (2.68%) Cisco
11 7 (1.88%) McAfee
11 7 (1.88%) Sophos
11 7 (1.88%) Lumension
12 6 (1.61%) Splunk
12 6 (1.61%) Adobe
13 5 (1.34%) HP
13 5 (1.34%) CA
13 5 (1.34%) Altiris
13 5 (1.34%) SaltStack
14 4 (1.07%) Rackspace
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