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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cloud Computing
Rank 448 466 439
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -27
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 180 152 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.41% 6.53% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 95 111
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +6.38%
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
3330 2326 1499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.69% 4.18% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2199 1453 1049
Average daily rate £425 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £267 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 48 29
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £46.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

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 August 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 August 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 +17 175 £475 +15.15% 119
London -3 69 £525 +16.66% 46
Yorkshire +3 40 £350 +4.47% 4
West Yorkshire +2 29 £350 -9.09% 2
Leeds -4 28 £350 -9.09% 2
North West -5 27 £475 -11.62% 14
City of London +1 19 £513 +57.69% 20
South East -21 18 £450 +12.50% 20
North East - 16 £350 - 5
Newcastle upon Tyne - 16 £350 - 5
Tyne and Wear - 16 £350 - 5
South Yorkshire - 11 £390 -
Manchester -11 9 £475 -11.62% 6
Cheshire - 9 £650 - 6
Sheffield - 9 £390 -
Warrington - 8 £650 - 2
West Midlands - 8 £425 - 1
Hampshire - 6 £468 - 6
Shropshire - 5 £418 -
Telford - 5 £418 -
East of England +2 4 £458 +10.90% 15
Berkshire -8 4 £300 -7.69% 4
South West -26 4 £400 +6.66% 11
Oxfordshire -25 3 £520 +30.00% 5
Cambridgeshire - 3 £458 - 11
Lancashire - 3 £350 - 1
Blackpool - 3 £350 - 1
Cambridge - 3 £458 - 10
Bristol -5 2 £350 -6.66% 4
Bromley - 2 £475 -

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 190 (45.13%) Java
2 182 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
3 173 (41.09%) Amazon AWS
4 165 (39.19%) Linux
5 130 (30.88%) Opscode Chef
6 122 (28.98%) .NET
7 105 (24.94%) DevOps
8 96 (22.80%) Oracle
9 95 (22.57%) JavaScript
10 94 (22.33%) Microsoft
10 94 (22.33%) VMware
11 92 (21.85%) Big Data
12 89 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
13 88 (20.90%) MongoDB
14 81 (19.24%) Data Warehouse
15 80 (19.00%) Continuous Integration
16 79 (18.76%) Puppet
17 78 (18.53%) Open Source
17 78 (18.53%) Configuration Management
18 75 (17.81%) TCP/IP
18 75 (17.81%) Jenkins
19 71 (16.86%) Python
20 68 (16.15%) J2EE
21 67 (15.91%) Visualisation
21 67 (15.91%) Hadoop
21 67 (15.91%) IaaS
22 62 (14.73%) UNIX
23 61 (14.49%) Citrix
24 60 (14.25%) Amazon EC2
25 59 (14.01%) DHCP

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 57 (13.54%) Apache
1 57 (13.54%) Tomcat
1 57 (13.54%) WebSphere
2 54 (12.83%) nginx
2 54 (12.83%) IIS
3 52 (12.35%) Jetty
4 49 (11.64%) Node.js
5 19 (4.51%) OpenStack
6 16 (3.80%) SharePoint
7 11 (2.61%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.95%) WordPress
8 4 (0.95%) WebLogic Portal
9 3 (0.71%) SAS
9 3 (0.71%) JBoss
9 3 (0.71%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.71%) SPSS
4 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.48%) MS Office
5 1 (0.24%) MS Project
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 15 (3.56%) BigMachines
2 2 (0.48%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 173 (41.09%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (15.91%) IaaS
3 60 (14.25%) Amazon EC2
4 55 (13.06%) Google Cloud Platform
5 54 (12.83%) Google App Engine
6 50 (11.88%) SaaS
7 34 (8.08%) Microsoft Azure
8 24 (5.70%) Force.com
9 13 (3.09%) PaaS
10 9 (2.14%) Office 365
11 4 (0.95%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.95%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.71%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.48%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 75 (17.81%) TCP/IP
2 59 (14.01%) DHCP
3 58 (13.78%) DNS
4 54 (12.83%) HTTP
5 52 (12.35%) IPsec
6 51 (12.11%) FTP
7 39 (9.26%) SSL
8 17 (4.04%) Internet
9 16 (3.80%) Unified Communications
10 15 (3.56%) Converged Networks
10 15 (3.56%) Firewall
11 14 (3.33%) Network Security
12 13 (3.09%) WAN
13 12 (2.85%) LAN
14 6 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (1.43%) SAN
15 5 (1.19%) VoIP
15 5 (1.19%) VPN
16 3 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
16 3 (0.71%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (21.85%) Big Data
2 88 (20.90%) MongoDB
3 81 (19.24%) Data Warehouse
4 67 (15.91%) Hadoop
5 56 (13.30%) Apache Cassandra
6 30 (7.13%) SQL Server
7 21 (4.99%) MySQL
8 13 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (2.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (2.38%) Relational Database
11 10 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 9 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (1.66%) NoSQL
14 6 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (1.19%) HBase
16 4 (0.95%) Apache Hive
16 4 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
16 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 75 (17.81%) Jenkins
2 15 (3.56%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.09%) Oracle APEX
4 11 (2.61%) Selenium
5 9 (2.14%) Maven
5 9 (2.14%) JUnit
6 8 (1.90%) Ant
6 8 (1.90%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.19%) JIRA
7 5 (1.19%) ClearCase
7 5 (1.19%) RSpec
7 5 (1.19%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.95%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.71%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.71%) Hudson
10 2 (0.48%) PHPUnit
10 2 (0.48%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.48%) Subversion
10 2 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (10.69%) Finance
2 14 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.09%) Banking
4 12 (2.85%) Marketing
5 9 (2.14%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.66%) Publishing
7 5 (1.19%) French Language
7 5 (1.19%) Front Office
8 4 (0.95%) Legal
8 4 (0.95%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.71%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.71%) Billing
9 3 (0.71%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.48%) German Language
10 2 (0.48%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.48%) Retail
10 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.48%) Electronics
10 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 126 (29.93%) Architect
2 66 (15.68%) Developer
3 59 (14.01%) Technical Architect
4 35 (8.31%) DevOps Engineer
5 33 (7.84%) Consultant
6 31 (7.36%) Digital Architect
7 29 (6.89%) Solutions Architect
8 24 (5.70%) Digital Technical Architect
9 21 (4.99%) Senior Architect
10 16 (3.80%) Cloud Architect
10 16 (3.80%) Project Manager
11 15 (3.56%) Analyst
11 15 (3.56%) Senior Technical Architect
11 15 (3.56%) Chief Architect
12 14 (3.33%) Java Developer
13 13 (3.09%) Infrastructure Architect
13 13 (3.09%) DevOps Consultant
14 12 (2.85%) Administrator
15 11 (2.61%) Senior Digital Architect
16 10 (2.38%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (28.98%) .NET
2 68 (16.15%) J2EE
3 59 (14.01%) Servlets
4 52 (12.35%) AngularJS
5 42 (9.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 38 (9.03%) Mason
7 37 (8.79%) Visualforce
8 27 (6.41%) Web Services
9 24 (5.70%) HTML
10 20 (4.75%) Middleware
11 19 (4.51%) RESTful
12 17 (4.04%) REST
12 17 (4.04%) XML
13 16 (3.80%) HTML5
14 15 (3.56%) Spring
15 13 (3.09%) CSS
16 12 (2.85%) SOAP
16 12 (2.85%) Hibernate
16 12 (2.85%) .NET Framework
17 11 (2.61%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 67 (15.91%) Visualisation
2 26 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.94%) Data Centre
4 21 (4.99%) User Experience
5 18 (4.28%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.61%) Grid Computing
7 8 (1.90%) Replication
7 8 (1.90%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.66%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.66%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.19%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.19%) CESG
9 5 (1.19%) EMC VNX
9 5 (1.19%) EMC VMAX
10 4 (0.95%) BYOD
10 4 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.95%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.71%) FMCG
12 2 (0.48%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 165 (39.19%) Linux
2 62 (14.73%) UNIX
3 53 (12.59%) Windows
4 9 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.43%) Android
7 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.95%) CentOS
7 4 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.24%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.24%) Solaris
9 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.24%) Fedora
9 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (24.94%) DevOps
3 80 (19.00%) Continuous Integration
4 78 (18.53%) Open Source
4 78 (18.53%) Configuration Management
5 52 (12.35%) Machine Learning
6 44 (10.45%) Unit Testing
7 41 (9.74%) Automated Testing
8 30 (7.13%) Analytics
9 28 (6.65%) ITIL
9 28 (6.65%) CRM
10 27 (6.41%) Project Management
11 26 (6.18%) TDD
12 21 (4.99%) Web Development
13 20 (4.75%) Continuous Delivery
14 18 (4.28%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (4.28%) Big Data Analytics
15 17 (4.04%) Information Assurance
16 15 (3.56%) BDD
17 14 (3.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 190 (45.13%) Java
2 95 (22.57%) JavaScript
3 71 (16.86%) Python
4 54 (12.83%) R
5 44 (10.45%) SQL
6 37 (8.79%) Apex Code
7 33 (7.84%) PHP
8 27 (6.41%) Ruby
9 19 (4.51%) C#
10 13 (3.09%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.61%) Bash Shell
12 10 (2.38%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.90%) Perl
14 7 (1.66%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.66%) Scala
15 5 (1.19%) C
16 4 (0.95%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.71%) Clojure
17 3 (0.71%) Go
18 2 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (8.08%) Security Cleared
2 23 (5.46%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.09%) Degree
4 10 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.14%) CISA
5 9 (2.14%) CCNA
6 7 (1.66%) CISSP
7 6 (1.43%) CCNP
7 6 (1.43%) CISM
7 6 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.19%) ISEB
8 5 (1.19%) MCSE
9 4 (0.95%) MCSA
10 3 (0.71%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.48%) VCDX
11 2 (0.48%) CCIE
11 2 (0.48%) MCP
11 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.14%) SLA
3 7 (1.66%) QA
4 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.24%) WAI
System Software
1 89 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (9.03%) Xen
3 19 (4.51%) vCloud
4 13 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (2.61%) Docker
6 9 (2.14%) KVM
6 9 (2.14%) QEMU
6 9 (2.14%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.95%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.95%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.48%) vSphere
9 1 (0.24%) pfSense
9 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.24%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 130 (30.88%) Opscode Chef
2 79 (18.76%) Puppet
3 52 (12.35%) StatsD
4 15 (3.56%) Ansible
5 7 (1.66%) Control-M
6 5 (1.19%) SCCM
6 5 (1.19%) EMC VPLEX
7 3 (0.71%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.71%) Salt
7 3 (0.71%) SCOM
7 3 (0.71%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.48%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.48%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.48%) OVSD
8 2 (0.48%) HP NNM
9 1 (0.24%) WSUS
9 1 (0.24%) Nagios
9 1 (0.24%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 96 (22.80%) Oracle
2 94 (22.33%) Microsoft
2 94 (22.33%) VMware
3 61 (14.49%) Citrix
4 56 (13.30%) Google
5 55 (13.06%) Teradata
6 51 (12.11%) Apigee
6 51 (12.11%) Mashery
7 50 (11.88%) Tableau
8 38 (9.03%) Salesforce.com
9 19 (4.51%) Cisco
10 14 (3.33%) Siebel
10 14 (3.33%) Eloqua
11 13 (3.09%) SAP
12 9 (2.14%) EMC
13 8 (1.90%) webMethods
13 8 (1.90%) Informatica
14 7 (1.66%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.66%) HP
14 7 (1.66%) IBM
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