The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 117 -
Rank change year-on-year +15 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 31 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.35% 0.47% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 0.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 0
Median daily rate £450 £438 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 - £40.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2158 2438 2915
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.83% 96.21% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1391 1728
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 193 261
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -1.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £12.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Cloud Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Cloud Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Engineer in the East of England

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cloud Engineer in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Engineer in the East of England

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Engineer in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Norfolk +12 19 £588 +38.23%
Cambridgeshire +2 4 £200 -55.55% 4
Bedfordshire - 3 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £450 - 2
Essex - 1 £575 -
East Anglia - 1 - -
Cloud Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Cloud Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region featuring Cloud Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (72.22%) Linux
2 18 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 18 (50.00%) Unix
2 18 (50.00%) Kerberos
2 18 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 18 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 18 (50.00%) Apache Hive
2 18 (50.00%) R
2 18 (50.00%) Cloudera
2 18 (50.00%) Impala
2 18 (50.00%) Apache Spark
3 13 (36.11%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (22.22%) Windows
6 7 (19.44%) VMware
6 7 (19.44%) OpenStack
6 7 (19.44%) DevOps
7 6 (16.67%) SAML
8 5 (13.89%) Internet
8 5 (13.89%) Office 365
8 5 (13.89%) IaaS
9 4 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
9 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 4 (11.11%) Oracle
9 4 (11.11%) Web Services
10 3 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (8.33%) Terraform
10 3 (8.33%) Migration
10 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management

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 18 (50.00%) Apache Spark
2 7 (19.44%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.78%) Apache
3 1 (2.78%) JBoss
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) NetSuite
1 1 (2.78%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 13 (36.11%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (13.89%) IaaS
3 5 (13.89%) Office 365
4 3 (8.33%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (8.33%) Amazon S3
4 3 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (5.56%) PaaS
5 2 (5.56%) Route 53
5 2 (5.56%) SaaS
6 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (50.00%) Kerberos
2 5 (13.89%) Internet
3 2 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.78%) HTTP
4 1 (2.78%) SSL
4 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (50.00%) Apache Hive
1 18 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 18 (50.00%) Impala
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.56%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.78%) GitLab
3 1 (2.78%) Maven
3 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) SAML
2 4 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) COM
3 1 (2.78%) J2EE
3 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (8.33%) Life Science
2 3 (8.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (2.78%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.78%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.78%) HP Storage
3 1 (2.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 26 (72.22%) Linux
2 18 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 18 (50.00%) Unix
3 8 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (5.56%) AIX
4 2 (5.56%) Solaris
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) DevOps
2 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (8.33%) Migration
3 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (2.78%) API Design
5 1 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.78%) ERP
5 1 (2.78%) Kanban
5 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.78%) Open Source
5 1 (2.78%) Scrum
5 1 (2.78%) SOA
5 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.78%) Task Automation
5 1 (2.78%) TDD
5 1 (2.78%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.78%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) R
2 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.78%) Python
4 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) AWS Certification
1 2 (5.56%) MCSA
1 2 (5.56%) MCSE
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 1 (2.78%) CEH
2 1 (2.78%) CISA
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.78%) CISM
2 1 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.78%) CRISC
2 1 (2.78%) GIAC
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) Docker
3 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Terraform
2 2 (5.56%) Ansible
2 2 (5.56%) Puppet
3 1 (2.78%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.78%) Rundeck
3 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) Cloudera
1 18 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (19.44%) VMware
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) Google
5 1 (2.78%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.78%) Brocade
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco
5 1 (2.78%) Citrix
5 1 (2.78%) EMC
5 1 (2.78%) Epicor
5 1 (2.78%) Hitachi
5 1 (2.78%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) NetApp
5 1 (2.78%) Sage
5 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.78%) SolidFire
5 1 (2.78%) Twitter
5 1 (2.78%) WSO2