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The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 23 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 81 62 71
Rank change year-on-year -19 +9 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 8 7 9
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.58% 0.74% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.79% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 8
10th Percentile £390 £340 £372
25th Percentile £450 £381 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £465 £425
Median % change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% -0.58%
75th Percentile £625 £488 £515
90th Percentile £670 - £661
England median daily rate £575 £520 £557
% change year-on-year +10.58% -6.56% +1.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 1,281 890 1,036
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.50% 94.08% 94.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 949 593 570
10th Percentile £180 £122 £133
25th Percentile £313 £263 £285
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £375 £382
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% -1.70% -2.80%
75th Percentile £513 £475 £475
90th Percentile £600 £579 £550
England median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 60 80
10th Percentile £9.75 £9.52 £10.00
25th Percentile £14.62 £11.53 £11.62
Median hourly rate £18.50 £14.66 £14.18
Median % change year-on-year +26.24% +3.33% +1.30%
75th Percentile £27.43 £21.93 £17.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.25 £29.48
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.40 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.14% +12.63% +2.70%

Cloud Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Engineer in the East Midlands

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cloud Engineer in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Cloud Engineer in the East Midlands

Cloud Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cloud Engineer in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Cloud Engineer in the East Midlands

Cloud Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Engineer within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 May 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Nottinghamshire +5 3 £575 +76.92%
Derbyshire - 2 £350 -
Leicestershire -16 1 - - 1
Lincolnshire - 1 £600 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £475 -
Cloud Engineer
England

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 East Midlands region featuring Cloud Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) AWS
2 4 (50.00%) Azure
2 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Serverless
3 3 (37.50%) GCP
4 2 (25.00%) Terraform
4 2 (25.00%) Kubernetes
4 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (25.00%) IaaS
4 2 (25.00%) Network Security
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Docker
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) NFS
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) MPLS
4 2 (25.00%) OSPF
4 2 (25.00%) BGP
4 2 (25.00%) IPsec
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Teamcenter
1 1 (12.50%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) AWS
2 4 (50.00%) Azure
3 3 (37.50%) GCP
3 3 (37.50%) Serverless
4 2 (25.00%) IaaS
5 1 (12.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (12.50%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (12.50%) Amazon EKS
5 1 (12.50%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (12.50%) Amazon S3
5 1 (12.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (12.50%) AWS Fargate
5 1 (12.50%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (12.50%) OpenShift
5 1 (12.50%) PaaS
5 1 (12.50%) Route 53
5 1 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) BGP
1 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) IPsec
1 2 (25.00%) MPLS
1 2 (25.00%) Network Security
1 2 (25.00%) OSPF
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) HSRP
2 1 (12.50%) IPv4
2 1 (12.50%) IPv6
2 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
2 1 (12.50%) RIP
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) TACACS
2 1 (12.50%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) VRRP
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Public Sector
1 1 (12.50%) Social Skills
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (12.50%) Derivative
1 1 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Agile
3 1 (12.50%) Auto-Scaling
3 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Loose Coupling
3 1 (12.50%) Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) Server Building
3 1 (12.50%) SIEM
3 1 (12.50%) Software Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Statistics
3 1 (12.50%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) Docker
1 2 (25.00%) NFS
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) pfSense
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Kubernetes
1 2 (25.00%) Terraform
2 1 (12.50%) Ansible
2 1 (12.50%) CloudForms
2 1 (12.50%) HAProxy
2 1 (12.50%) Nagios
2 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Aruba
2 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Juniper
2 1 (12.50%) Meraki
2 1 (12.50%) Siemens