Period
to 26 September 2021

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 123 99 175
Rank change year-on-year -24 +76 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 47 19 64
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.29% 1.08% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.16% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 50
10th Percentile £456 £514 £403
25th Percentile £475 £525 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £575 £538
Median % change year-on-year -6.52% +6.98% +2.38%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £613
90th Percentile £809 " £675
Central London median daily rate £544 £600 £575
% change year-on-year -9.38% +4.35% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £98.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £98.50 - -

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 3,374 1,633 5,861
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.85% 92.52% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,514 1,212 4,635
10th Percentile £357 £313 £316
25th Percentile £452 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £503 £513
Median % change year-on-year +9.45% -1.95% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £501
% change year-on-year +10.00% -0.10% +0.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 28 70
10th Percentile £13.19 £13.98 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.81 £19.63 £12.57
Median hourly rate £27.75 £35.75 £17.83
Median % change year-on-year -22.38% +100.50% -4.65%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.44 £23.35
90th Percentile £62.45 £53.70 £45.00
Central London median hourly rate £27.50 £34.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -20.29% +76.92% +4.28%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 29 (61.70%) AWS
2 28 (59.57%) DevOps
3 20 (42.55%) Azure
4 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (36.17%) Finance
5 17 (36.17%) Terraform
6 16 (34.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 15 (31.91%) Kubernetes
7 15 (31.91%) Windows
8 12 (25.53%) Infrastructure as Code
9 11 (23.40%) Strategic Thinking
9 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
10 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
11 9 (19.15%) Citrix
11 9 (19.15%) Python
12 8 (17.02%) Microsoft 365
12 8 (17.02%) Jenkins
12 8 (17.02%) PaaS
12 8 (17.02%) Firewall
12 8 (17.02%) Cost Management
13 7 (14.89%) Migration
13 7 (14.89%) IaaS
14 6 (12.77%) Docker
14 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (12.77%) VMware
14 6 (12.77%) GCP
14 6 (12.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (10.64%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (10.64%) Self-Motivation
15 5 (10.64%) Serverless

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 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) Apache
3 1 (2.13%) Confluence
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 29 (61.70%) AWS
2 20 (42.55%) Azure
3 8 (17.02%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (17.02%) PaaS
4 7 (14.89%) IaaS
5 6 (12.77%) GCP
5 6 (12.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (10.64%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (10.64%) Amazon ECS
6 5 (10.64%) AWS Fargate
6 5 (10.64%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (10.64%) Serverless
7 4 (8.51%) Amazon S3
7 4 (8.51%) Mimecast
8 3 (6.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (6.38%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (6.38%) CloudFront
8 3 (6.38%) GitHub
8 3 (6.38%) SaaS
9 2 (4.26%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) Firewall
2 4 (8.51%) DNS
2 4 (8.51%) MPLS
3 3 (6.38%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (6.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (2.13%) Big Data
1 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.38%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.26%) CircleCI
3 2 (4.26%) GitLab
4 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 17 (36.17%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Social Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Legal
5 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) LDAP
1 3 (6.38%) OAuth
1 3 (6.38%) OAuth2
1 3 (6.38%) SAML
1 3 (6.38%) Web Services
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) Azure Blueprints
2 1 (2.13%) JSON
2 1 (2.13%) Kafka
2 1 (2.13%) Node.js
2 1 (2.13%) Spring
2 1 (2.13%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.38%) Legacy Applications
2 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.38%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.26%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.13%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.13%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (2.13%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (59.57%) DevOps
2 19 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (34.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (25.53%) Infrastructure as Code
5 11 (23.40%) Strategic Thinking
6 8 (17.02%) Cost Management
7 7 (14.89%) Migration
8 5 (10.64%) Time Management
9 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
9 4 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (8.51%) Email Migration
9 4 (8.51%) Identity Management
9 4 (8.51%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (8.51%) Observability
9 4 (8.51%) Patch Management
9 4 (8.51%) Project Delivery
10 3 (6.38%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 2 (4.26%) Identity Access Management
11 2 (4.26%) Problem-Solving
11 2 (4.26%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) Python
2 4 (8.51%) Java
2 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.38%) SQL
4 2 (4.26%) Go
5 1 (2.13%) Bicep
5 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.13%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.13%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) GDPR
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.77%) Docker
2 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) Terminal Services
3 2 (4.26%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 17 (36.17%) Terraform
2 15 (31.91%) Kubernetes
3 4 (8.51%) SCCM
4 3 (6.38%) Ansible
5 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.13%) Istio
5 1 (2.13%) Prometheus
5 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.15%) Citrix
3 6 (12.77%) VMware
4 4 (8.51%) Okta
5 3 (6.38%) Google
6 1 (2.13%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.13%) Centrify
6 1 (2.13%) Splunk