Period
to 18 May 2021

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Cloud Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 114 129 187
Rank change year-on-year +15 +58 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 30 30 55
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.08% 0.91% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.98% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 45
10th Percentile £413 £379 £447
25th Percentile " £463 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £638 £650 £673
90th Percentile £713 £697 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £550 £575
% change year-on-year -9.09% -4.35% +8.49%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 2,611 3,075 6,129
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.09% 93.72% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,907 2,310 4,749
10th Percentile £325 £300 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £423
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £520
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 51 61
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.19 £13.48
Median hourly rate £17.98 £22.74 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -20.94% +16.59% +4.28%
75th Percentile £27.25 £38.71 £27.43
90th Percentile £38.40 £52.25 £43.01
Central London median hourly rate £17.98 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -14.40% +5.00% +6.95%

Cloud Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Cloud Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Engineer in the City of London

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cloud Engineer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Cloud Engineer in the City of London

Cloud Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cloud Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Cloud Engineer in the City of London

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, Cloud Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Cloud Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (63.33%) Azure
2 13 (43.33%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 13 (43.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 12 (40.00%) AWS
3 12 (40.00%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 10 (33.33%) Project Delivery
5 9 (30.00%) DNS
5 9 (30.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 9 (30.00%) DevOps
5 9 (30.00%) Patch Management
6 6 (20.00%) Terraform
6 6 (20.00%) Python
6 6 (20.00%) Firewall
7 5 (16.67%) MPLS
7 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 5 (16.67%) Time Management
7 5 (16.67%) GCP
7 5 (16.67%) Email Migration
7 5 (16.67%) Ansible
7 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
8 4 (13.33%) IaaS
8 4 (13.33%) PaaS
8 4 (13.33%) Microservices
8 4 (13.33%) Citrix
8 4 (13.33%) Java
8 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure as Code
9 3 (10.00%) DevSecOps

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.33%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 19 (63.33%) Azure
2 12 (40.00%) AWS
2 12 (40.00%) Microsoft 365
3 5 (16.67%) GCP
4 4 (13.33%) IaaS
4 4 (13.33%) PaaS
5 3 (10.00%) GitHub
5 3 (10.00%) SaaS
6 2 (6.67%) Amazon ECS
6 2 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (3.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (3.33%) Apigee
7 1 (3.33%) AWS Fargate
7 1 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (3.33%) Mimecast
7 1 (3.33%) npm
7 1 (3.33%) Power Platform
7 1 (3.33%) Serverless
7 1 (3.33%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) DNS
2 6 (20.00%) Firewall
3 5 (16.67%) MPLS
4 2 (6.67%) Network Security
4 2 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.33%) BigQuery
2 1 (3.33%) Power BI
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) GitLab
3 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.33%) CircleCI
3 1 (3.33%) Gerrit
3 1 (3.33%) Gradle
3 1 (3.33%) Maven
3 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Front Office
3 1 (3.33%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.33%) Social Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Kafka
1 2 (6.67%) Node.js
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Beam
2 1 (3.33%) REST
2 1 (3.33%) Swagger
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (33.33%) Project Delivery
3 9 (30.00%) DevOps
3 9 (30.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 9 (30.00%) Patch Management
4 5 (16.67%) Email Migration
4 5 (16.67%) Time Management
5 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure as Code
5 4 (13.33%) Microservices
6 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.00%) DevSecOps
6 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.67%) Analytics
7 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (6.67%) ITIL
7 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.67%) Migration
7 2 (6.67%) Validation
7 2 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) Python
2 4 (13.33%) Java
3 3 (10.00%) Go
4 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) Perl
5 1 (3.33%) Scala
5 1 (3.33%) SQL
5 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
1 1 (3.33%) AWS Certification
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.33%) CISM
1 1 (3.33%) CISSP
1 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) Docker
3 2 (6.67%) Terminal Services
3 2 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) Terraform
2 5 (16.67%) Ansible
3 3 (10.00%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.33%) CASB
4 1 (3.33%) Grafana
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.33%) Prometheus
4 1 (3.33%) Puppet
4 1 (3.33%) Salt
4 1 (3.33%) SCCM
4 1 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Citrix
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) Cloudera
4 1 (3.33%) Databricks
4 1 (3.33%) Google
4 1 (3.33%) Okta