The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Cloud Computing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cloud Computing over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cloud Computing
London / City of London
Rank 135 143 175
Rank change year-on-year +8 +32  
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 18 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.60% 0.55% 0.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.12% 6.34% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 16
Median daily rate £575 £375 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.33% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £331 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,055 £598 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £479 £514
% change year-on-year -11.27% -6.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.57 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £14.00

Cloud Computing is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 437 284 278
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.59% 8.64% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 231 210
Median daily rate £494 £463 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.75% +6.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 0
Median hourly rate £21.16 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.63% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

Cloud Computing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Cloud Computing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Computing in the City of London

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cloud Computing in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Computing in the City of London

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Computing in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cloud Computing in the City of London

Cloud Computing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cloud Computing in the City of London

Cloud Computing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Computing in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cloud Computing in the City of London

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 16 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (39.47%) Java
3 14 (36.84%) Hadoop
4 13 (34.21%) Big Data
4 13 (34.21%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (34.21%) Linux
4 13 (34.21%) Python
4 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (31.58%) Scala
5 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
6 10 (26.32%) Apache Hive
6 10 (26.32%) Apache Spark
6 10 (26.32%) VMware
6 10 (26.32%) SQL
7 9 (23.68%) Internet
7 9 (23.68%) Finance
7 9 (23.68%) DevOps
7 9 (23.68%) Puppet
7 9 (23.68%) R
7 9 (23.68%) Kafka
8 8 (21.05%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (21.05%) Advertising
8 8 (21.05%) HP
8 8 (21.05%) Dell
9 7 (18.42%) Windows
9 7 (18.42%) Cisco
9 7 (18.42%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (18.42%) JIRA
9 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (18.42%) Windows Server

Cloud Computing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 10 (26.32%) Apache Spark
2 8 (21.05%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (10.53%) IIS
4 2 (5.26%) Apache Pig
4 2 (5.26%) CMS
4 2 (5.26%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.63%) Apache
5 1 (2.63%) CloudStack
5 1 (2.63%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 16 (42.11%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (13.16%) IaaS
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (2.63%) Boomi
4 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.63%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (2.63%) iPaaS
4 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) Internet
2 5 (13.16%) DNS
3 3 (7.89%) Firewall
3 3 (7.89%) HTTP
4 2 (5.26%) HTTPS
4 2 (5.26%) LAN
5 1 (2.63%) DHCP
5 1 (2.63%) SAN
5 1 (2.63%) SSH
5 1 (2.63%) SSL
5 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) Hadoop
2 13 (34.21%) Big Data
3 10 (26.32%) Apache Hive
4 7 (18.42%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
6 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (7.89%) GIS
6 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
7 2 (5.26%) Impala
7 2 (5.26%) MySQL
8 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
8 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
8 1 (2.63%) Parquet
8 1 (2.63%) Power BI
8 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (2.63%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 7 (18.42%) JIRA
3 1 (2.63%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Advertising
3 3 (7.89%) Marketing
4 2 (5.26%) Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Games
4 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.63%) French Language
5 1 (2.63%) German Language
5 1 (2.63%) Publishing
5 1 (2.63%) Retail
5 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (13.16%) Architect
1 5 (13.16%) Big Data Engineer
1 5 (13.16%) Hadoop Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Analyst
2 4 (10.53%) Data Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (7.89%) Developer
3 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Administrator
4 2 (5.26%) Coordinator
4 2 (5.26%) Development Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Java Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Team Leader
4 2 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) Kafka
2 3 (7.89%) Leaflet
2 3 (7.89%) Play Framework
3 2 (5.26%) CSS
3 2 (5.26%) HTML
3 2 (5.26%) JSON
3 2 (5.26%) OpenLayers
4 1 (2.63%) Apache Avro
4 1 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.63%) JMS
4 1 (2.63%) LAMP
4 1 (2.63%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (2.63%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (2.63%) Node.js
4 1 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.63%) REST
4 1 (2.63%) Sensu
4 1 (2.63%) Servlets
4 1 (2.63%) Spark Streaming
4 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (34.21%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.63%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.63%) Linked Data
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Linux
2 7 (18.42%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.16%) Unix
4 2 (5.26%) AIX
4 2 (5.26%) CentOS
4 2 (5.26%) Solaris
5 1 (2.63%) Android
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.68%) DevOps
3 6 (15.79%) Analytics
3 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 5 (13.16%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (13.16%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (13.16%) Continuous Deployment
4 5 (13.16%) ITIL
4 5 (13.16%) Validation
5 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (10.53%) Data Analysis
5 4 (10.53%) Performance Management
5 4 (10.53%) Project Management
5 4 (10.53%) SOA
5 4 (10.53%) Statistics
6 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.89%) Front End Development
6 3 (7.89%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (7.89%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) Java
2 13 (34.21%) Python
3 12 (31.58%) Scala
4 10 (26.32%) SQL
5 9 (23.68%) R
6 5 (13.16%) Bash Shell
7 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
7 4 (10.53%) Ruby
8 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.63%) Go
9 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) RHCE
2 2 (5.26%) RHCSA
3 1 (2.63%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.89%) Docker
4 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.26%) HDFS
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.63%) Ceph
5 1 (2.63%) GlusterFS
5 1 (2.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) Puppet
2 5 (13.16%) Ansible
3 4 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (7.89%) Kubernetes
5 2 (5.26%) Mesos
5 2 (5.26%) Terraform
6 1 (2.63%) Cacti
6 1 (2.63%) Grafana
6 1 (2.63%) HAProxy
6 1 (2.63%) Kibana
6 1 (2.63%) logstash
6 1 (2.63%) OSSEC
6 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (2.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) VMware
2 8 (21.05%) Dell
2 8 (21.05%) HP
3 7 (18.42%) Cisco
4 4 (10.53%) Oracle
5 3 (7.89%) Cloudera
5 3 (7.89%) IBM
5 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.26%) Bloomberg
6 2 (5.26%) Citrix
6 2 (5.26%) Google
6 2 (5.26%) Hortonworks
6 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.26%) Reuters
6 2 (5.26%) Teradata
7 1 (2.63%) EMC
7 1 (2.63%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (2.63%) SAP
7 1 (2.63%) Splunk
7 1 (2.63%) Sun