Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 97 79 160
Rank change year-on-year -18 +81 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 48 16 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.94% 1.12% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 6 2
10th Percentile £313 £318 £333
25th Percentile £404 £332 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £413 £425
Median % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% -5.56%
75th Percentile £488 £469 £488
90th Percentile £563 £481 £518
England median daily rate £550 £500 £561
% change year-on-year +10.00% -10.91% +6.90%

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 2,292 1,304 3,319
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.42% 91.57% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,296 774 2,032
10th Percentile £159 £152 £181
25th Percentile £289 £258 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £413
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% -2.94%
75th Percentile £538 £501 £500
90th Percentile £625 £584 £588
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 358 161 268
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.25 £10.94
25th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £13.38
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -27.50% +21.21% -1.40%
75th Percentile £26.19 £45.00 £28.75
90th Percentile £49.65 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -10.29% +25.00% -

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -3 30 £450 +34.33% 10
Suffolk -3 12 £425 -5.56%
Hertfordshire -26 4 £465 - 14
Norfolk - 1 £435 -
Essex - 1 £600 -
Cloud Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 East of England region featuring Cloud Engineer in the job title.

1 40 (83.33%) AWS
2 25 (52.08%) Azure
3 24 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 23 (47.92%) Windows
4 23 (47.92%) PowerShell
5 21 (43.75%) Incident Management
5 21 (43.75%) Active Directory
5 21 (43.75%) SLA
5 21 (43.75%) Microsoft 365
6 19 (39.58%) DevOps
6 19 (39.58%) Change Management
7 18 (37.50%) DNS
7 18 (37.50%) Python
7 18 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (37.50%) AWS Lambda
7 18 (37.50%) Windows Server
8 17 (35.42%) Social Skills
9 15 (31.25%) Skype
9 15 (31.25%) Microsoft Intune
9 15 (31.25%) Skype for Business
9 15 (31.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 15 (31.25%) SharePoint
9 15 (31.25%) DHCP
9 15 (31.25%) ITIL
9 15 (31.25%) Replication
10 14 (29.17%) Identity Management
11 13 (27.08%) Service Delivery
11 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2016
11 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2019
12 12 (25.00%) Project Delivery

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 15 (31.25%) SharePoint
1 15 (31.25%) Skype for Business
2 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 40 (83.33%) AWS
2 25 (52.08%) Azure
3 21 (43.75%) Microsoft 365
4 18 (37.50%) AWS Lambda
5 12 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (22.92%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (18.75%) Amazon S3
7 9 (18.75%) Amazon SQS
7 9 (18.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 9 (18.75%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 9 (18.75%) OneDrive
7 9 (18.75%) Route 53
7 9 (18.75%) Serverless
7 9 (18.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (14.58%) IaaS
8 7 (14.58%) PaaS
9 6 (12.50%) GCP
10 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (2.08%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 18 (37.50%) DNS
2 15 (31.25%) DHCP
2 15 (31.25%) Skype
3 6 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (6.25%) Firewall
4 3 (6.25%) LAN
4 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.25%) WAN
5 1 (2.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.25%) BigQuery
3 3 (6.25%) Cloud Spanner
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon Athena
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (4.17%) Big Data
4 2 (4.17%) DTS
5 1 (2.08%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.08%) GitLab
General
1 17 (35.42%) Social Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Documentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.25%) Replication
2 9 (18.75%) Cloud Native
3 5 (10.42%) PKI
4 3 (6.25%) iPad
5 2 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (4.17%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (47.92%) Windows
2 18 (37.50%) Windows Server
2 18 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2016
3 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2019
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.42%) Linux
6 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) Incident Management
2 19 (39.58%) Change Management
2 19 (39.58%) DevOps
3 15 (31.25%) ITIL
4 14 (29.17%) Identity Management
5 13 (27.08%) Service Delivery
6 12 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
6 12 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 12 (25.00%) Project Delivery
7 11 (22.92%) Machine Learning
8 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (8.33%) Data Engineering
8 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure as Code
9 3 (6.25%) Cloud Enablement
9 3 (6.25%) Data Pipeline
9 3 (6.25%) Key Management
9 3 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (6.25%) Security Monitoring
9 3 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (47.92%) PowerShell
2 18 (37.50%) Python
3 12 (25.00%) Bash
4 11 (22.92%) SQL
5 5 (10.42%) Java
6 2 (4.17%) Scala
7 1 (2.08%) C
7 1 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (31.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 11 (22.92%) AWS Certification
2 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
2 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (43.75%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 21 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (18.75%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 6 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (31.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 11 (22.92%) SCCM
3 10 (20.83%) Terraform
4 9 (18.75%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 5 (10.42%) SCVMM
6 3 (6.25%) Kubernetes
7 1 (2.08%) Ansible
7 1 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (25.00%) VMware
3 9 (18.75%) CloudEndure
4 5 (10.42%) Google
5 2 (4.17%) Cloudera