Period
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The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 12 August 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 of England
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 84 112 97
Rank change year-on-year +28 -15 +79
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 51 18 7
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.01% 0.80% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 0.88% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 6 7
10th Percentile - £411 -
25th Percentile £313 £463 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £475 £335
Median % change year-on-year -10.53% +41.79% -34.63%
75th Percentile £438 £510 £353
90th Percentile £675 £578 £359
England median daily rate £575 £538 £544
% change year-on-year +6.98% -1.15% -1.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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 of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 2,286 2,057 1,453
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.25% 91.71% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,470 1,219 893
10th Percentile £190 £150 £181
25th Percentile £351 £255 £310
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £413 £425
Median % change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% -2.86%
75th Percentile £586 £525 £525
90th Percentile £675 £600 £592
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 273 99
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £13.69 £12.50 £14.43
Median hourly rate £19.81 £15.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +32.07% -23.08% +21.88%
75th Percentile £52.19 £24.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £62.75 £48.30 £55.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.52 £20.56
% change year-on-year +28.07% -5.07% +8.22%

Cloud Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Engineer in the East of England

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for Cloud Engineer in the East of England

Cloud Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cloud Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Cloud Engineer in the East of England

Cloud Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 12 August 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
Cambridgeshire +24 46 £425 -3.95% 13
Hertfordshire -10 3 £400 -15.79% 5
Suffolk -8 2 £650 -
Cloud Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 August 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 of England region featuring Cloud Engineer in the job title.

1 44 (86.27%) Azure
2 43 (84.31%) AWS
3 41 (80.39%) Active Directory
4 40 (78.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 38 (74.51%) Change Management
5 38 (74.51%) SLA
5 38 (74.51%) Microsoft
5 38 (74.51%) Windows
5 38 (74.51%) VMware
5 38 (74.51%) SCCM
5 38 (74.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 38 (74.51%) Microsoft 365
6 37 (72.55%) Incident Management
7 22 (43.14%) Hyper-V
8 21 (41.18%) Microsoft Intune
9 20 (39.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (39.22%) Skype for Business
9 20 (39.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 20 (39.22%) Skype
9 20 (39.22%) Windows Server
10 19 (37.25%) PaaS
10 19 (37.25%) IaaS
10 19 (37.25%) vSphere
10 19 (37.25%) SCVMM
10 19 (37.25%) PKI
10 19 (37.25%) Replication
10 19 (37.25%) Identity Management
10 19 (37.25%) SQL
10 19 (37.25%) SQL Server
10 19 (37.25%) DHCP

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 20 (39.22%) Exchange Server 2013
1 20 (39.22%) Skype for Business
2 18 (35.29%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 44 (86.27%) Azure
2 43 (84.31%) AWS
3 40 (78.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 38 (74.51%) Microsoft 365
5 19 (37.25%) IaaS
5 19 (37.25%) PaaS
6 4 (7.84%) GCP
6 4 (7.84%) Google Kubernetes Engine
7 3 (5.88%) Serverless
8 2 (3.92%) Amazon Cognito
8 2 (3.92%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (3.92%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (3.92%) Azure Monitor
9 1 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (39.22%) Skype
2 19 (37.25%) DHCP
2 19 (37.25%) DNS
3 18 (35.29%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (7.84%) 4G
4 4 (7.84%) LTE
5 3 (5.88%) Firewall
5 3 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (37.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (7.84%) Elasticsearch
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) GitLab
General
1 4 (7.84%) Marketing
2 2 (3.92%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) GraphQL
1 4 (7.84%) React
Miscellaneous
1 19 (37.25%) PKI
1 19 (37.25%) Replication
2 6 (11.76%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 38 (74.51%) Windows
2 20 (39.22%) Windows Server
2 20 (39.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.96%) Linux
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (74.51%) Change Management
2 37 (72.55%) Incident Management
3 19 (37.25%) Identity Management
4 4 (7.84%) Agile
4 4 (7.84%) CI/CD
4 4 (7.84%) Scrum
4 4 (7.84%) TDD
5 3 (5.88%) Migration
5 3 (5.88%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (3.92%) Analytics
6 2 (3.92%) Log Analytics
6 2 (3.92%) Software Engineering
7 1 (1.96%) DevOps
7 1 (1.96%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 19 (37.25%) SQL
2 8 (15.69%) Python
3 5 (9.80%) TypeScript
4 4 (7.84%) Go
5 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.96%) Rust
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (74.51%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) NCSC
System Software
1 41 (80.39%) Active Directory
2 38 (74.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (43.14%) Hyper-V
4 19 (37.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (74.51%) SCCM
2 21 (41.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (37.25%) SCVMM
4 7 (13.73%) Terraform
5 5 (9.80%) Kubernetes
6 3 (5.88%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.96%) Argo
7 1 (1.96%) Grafana
7 1 (1.96%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 38 (74.51%) Microsoft
1 38 (74.51%) VMware
2 4 (7.84%) Google
3 3 (5.88%) Cisco
3 3 (5.88%) Supermicro