Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 May 2022.

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
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 128 126 129
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +60
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 65 30 30
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.55% 1.05% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.12% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 24 25
10th Percentile £450 £413 £379
25th Percentile £500 £490 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% -
75th Percentile £650 £628 £650
90th Percentile £781 £715 £697
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% -4.35%

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 3,915 2,679 2,970
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.08% 93.97% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,960 1,957 2,229
10th Percentile £363 £325 £300
25th Percentile £468 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -3.85%
75th Percentile £681 £630 £600
90th Percentile £775 £706 £675
Central London median daily rate £551 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.86% +5.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 31 50
10th Percentile £13.88 £12.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £19.46 £13.75 £14.41
Median hourly rate £36.00 £17.98 £23.37
Median % change year-on-year +100.28% -23.08% +18.32%
75th Percentile £50.44 £27.63 £38.73
90th Percentile £62.43 £37.25 £52.25
Central London median hourly rate £37.00 £17.98 £22.74
% change year-on-year +105.84% -20.94% +13.68%

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 22 May 2022.

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 22 May 2022, Cloud Engineer contract jobs required the following 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 43 (66.15%) Azure
2 32 (49.23%) Terraform
2 32 (49.23%) Infrastructure as Code
3 31 (47.69%) Finance
4 29 (44.62%) DevOps
5 26 (40.00%) CI/CD
6 25 (38.46%) AWS
7 22 (33.85%) Agile
7 22 (33.85%) Python
8 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
9 18 (27.69%) Active Directory
10 14 (21.54%) Windows
10 14 (21.54%) Migration
11 13 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 12 (18.46%) Apache Spark
12 12 (18.46%) Firewall
12 12 (18.46%) Microsoft 365
12 12 (18.46%) Data Protection
13 11 (16.92%) Kubernetes
13 11 (16.92%) Docker
13 11 (16.92%) Jenkins
14 10 (15.38%) GDPR
14 10 (15.38%) PowerShell
14 10 (15.38%) AOP
14 10 (15.38%) Hedge funds
14 10 (15.38%) PaaS
14 10 (15.38%) Financial Institution
14 10 (15.38%) Legal
14 10 (15.38%) VMware
15 9 (13.85%) Citrix

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 12 (18.46%) Apache Spark
2 8 (12.31%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.15%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (3.08%) IIS
4 2 (3.08%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 43 (66.15%) Azure
2 25 (38.46%) AWS
3 12 (18.46%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (15.38%) PaaS
5 9 (13.85%) Serverless
6 8 (12.31%) Amazon S3
6 8 (12.31%) Azure Monitor
6 8 (12.31%) IaaS
6 8 (12.31%) Mimecast
7 7 (10.77%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (9.23%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (9.23%) AWS Fargate
8 6 (9.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (9.23%) GitHub
9 5 (7.69%) AWS CodeBuild
9 5 (7.69%) Azure Storage
10 4 (6.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (6.15%) AWS Step Functions
10 4 (6.15%) dbt
10 4 (6.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.46%) Firewall
2 9 (13.85%) DNS
3 8 (12.31%) MPLS
4 7 (10.77%) VPN
5 5 (7.69%) Network Security
6 4 (6.15%) LAN
6 4 (6.15%) WAN
7 3 (4.62%) SD-WAN
8 2 (3.08%) Wireless
9 1 (1.54%) HTTP
9 1 (1.54%) SSH
9 1 (1.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.31%) Big Data
2 6 (9.23%) Metadata
3 5 (7.69%) Hadoop
4 4 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.62%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (3.08%) Apache Hive
6 2 (3.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.08%) BigQuery
6 2 (3.08%) Bigtable
6 2 (3.08%) Data Lake
6 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.08%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.54%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (1.54%) DTS
Development Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.54%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.54%) Checkstyle
3 1 (1.54%) GoCD
3 1 (1.54%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (47.69%) Finance
2 10 (15.38%) Financial Institution
2 10 (15.38%) Legal
3 4 (6.15%) Social Skills
4 3 (4.62%) Law
5 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.08%) Banking
6 1 (1.54%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) Kafka
2 5 (7.69%) JSON
2 5 (7.69%) PySpark
2 5 (7.69%) Spark Streaming
3 4 (6.15%) Flask
3 4 (6.15%) Pandas
3 4 (6.15%) pytest
3 4 (6.15%) scikit-learn
4 3 (4.62%) Azure Blueprints
4 3 (4.62%) LDAP
4 3 (4.62%) OAuth
4 3 (4.62%) OAuth2
4 3 (4.62%) SAML
5 2 (3.08%) ARM Templates
5 2 (3.08%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.54%) GraphQL
6 1 (1.54%) Node.js
6 1 (1.54%) REST
6 1 (1.54%) Web Services
6 1 (1.54%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) Hedge funds
2 9 (13.85%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (12.31%) Public Cloud
4 5 (7.69%) Data Structures
5 4 (6.15%) Cloud Native
6 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.08%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.54%) Housing Association
7 1 (1.54%) Legacy Applications
7 1 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.54%) Windows
2 8 (12.31%) Linux
3 2 (3.08%) VMS
4 1 (1.54%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.54%) Unix
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (49.23%) Infrastructure as Code
2 29 (44.62%) DevOps
3 26 (40.00%) CI/CD
4 22 (33.85%) Agile
5 14 (21.54%) Migration
6 13 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 12 (18.46%) Data Protection
8 10 (15.38%) AOP
9 9 (13.85%) Mobile Device Management
9 9 (13.85%) Patch Management
9 9 (13.85%) Project Delivery
10 8 (12.31%) Data Loss Prevention
10 8 (12.31%) Email Migration
10 8 (12.31%) Identity Management
10 8 (12.31%) Time Management
11 7 (10.77%) Analytics
11 7 (10.77%) Data Pipeline
11 7 (10.77%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (9.23%) Configuration Management
12 6 (9.23%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.85%) Python
2 10 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 6 (9.23%) Bash
4 5 (7.69%) Java
5 3 (4.62%) Scala
5 3 (4.62%) SQL
6 2 (3.08%) Go
7 1 (1.54%) Perl
7 1 (1.54%) PHP
7 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (4.62%) Degree
1 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.08%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.54%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.38%) GDPR
2 3 (4.62%) QA
System Software
1 18 (27.69%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.92%) Docker
3 5 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (49.23%) Terraform
2 11 (16.92%) Kubernetes
3 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (9.23%) Puppet
4 4 (6.15%) Ansible
5 2 (3.08%) FortiGate
5 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.08%) SCCM
6 1 (1.54%) Grafana
6 1 (1.54%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (1.54%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.54%) Packer
6 1 (1.54%) Prometheus
6 1 (1.54%) SCOM
6 1 (1.54%) SCSM
Vendors
1 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.38%) VMware
3 9 (13.85%) Citrix
4 8 (12.31%) Okta
5 3 (4.62%) Meraki
5 3 (4.62%) Palo Alto
6 2 (3.08%) Google
6 2 (3.08%) NetApp
6 2 (3.08%) Netezza
6 2 (3.08%) Oracle
7 1 (1.54%) Aruba
7 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco
7 1 (1.54%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.54%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.54%) Juniper
7 1 (1.54%) Mitel
7 1 (1.54%) New Relic
7 1 (1.54%) PagerDuty
7 1 (1.54%) SaltStack