The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Cloud Computing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cloud Computing over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Computing
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 381 428 434
Rank change year-on-year +47 +6  
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 214 200 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.41% 0.40%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.55% 4.05% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 148 145
Median daily rate £500 £500 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £450 £350
% change year-on-year +1.11% +28.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
Median hourly rate £18.57 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Cloud Computing is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 6021 4935 3257
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.95% 10.13% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4099 3507 2136
Median daily rate £475 £470 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +13.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 64 65
Median hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.63% -45.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year +75.75% -38.31%  

Cloud Computing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Cloud Computing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Computing in England

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Computing in England

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Computing in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cloud Computing in England

Cloud Computing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Computing in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cloud Computing in England

Cloud Computing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Computing within the England region over the 3 months to 26 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
London +4 111 £500 -4.76% 44
South East +51 49 £463 -13.95% 16
South West +8 14 £425 -18.07% 3
North West +29 11 £450 -18.18% 18
West Midlands +8 11 £575 +38.55% 5
East of England -3 7 £380 -39.19% 12
East Midlands - 5 £600 - 3
Yorkshire +8 3 £550 +10.00% 5
North East - 2 - - 1
Cloud Computing
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 165 (43.42%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (34.74%) Linux
3 117 (30.79%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (28.16%) Java
5 94 (24.74%) DevOps
6 89 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
7 83 (21.84%) Finance
8 78 (20.53%) Python
9 64 (16.84%) Windows
9 64 (16.84%) SQL
10 62 (16.32%) Unix
10 62 (16.32%) Jenkins
11 58 (15.26%) Microsoft
12 57 (15.00%) JavaScript
12 57 (15.00%) Puppet
13 54 (14.21%) Ansible
13 54 (14.21%) Docker
13 54 (14.21%) VMware
14 53 (13.95%) Configuration Management
15 51 (13.42%) Git (software)
16 47 (12.37%) Web Services
17 46 (12.11%) Data Centre
18 45 (11.84%) Microservices
18 45 (11.84%) Open Source
19 43 (11.32%) SQL Server
19 43 (11.32%) HTML
19 43 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
20 42 (11.05%) CSS
21 41 (10.79%) ITIL
22 40 (10.53%) Migration

Cloud Computing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 40 (10.53%) OpenStack
2 26 (6.84%) WebSphere
3 23 (6.05%) Apache
4 18 (4.74%) nginx
5 17 (4.47%) Cloud Foundry
5 17 (4.47%) Tomcat
6 16 (4.21%) Apache Pig
6 16 (4.21%) Apache Spark
7 15 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (3.68%) Confluence
8 14 (3.68%) JBoss
9 8 (2.11%) CMS
9 8 (2.11%) SharePoint
10 7 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (1.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (1.58%) Apache Solr
11 6 (1.58%) Mule
11 6 (1.58%) SAS
12 5 (1.32%) Jetty
12 5 (1.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.79%) SPSS
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.05%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.79%) Staffware
3 3 (0.79%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.53%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.53%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 165 (43.42%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (7.63%) IaaS
3 29 (7.63%) PaaS
4 26 (6.84%) SaaS
5 14 (3.68%) Office 365
6 11 (2.89%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (2.89%) IBM Cloud
7 10 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (2.63%) Bluemix
8 7 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (1.58%) Amazon S3
9 6 (1.58%) OpenShift
10 4 (1.05%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (1.05%) Datadog
10 4 (1.05%) Force.com
10 4 (1.05%) GitHub
10 4 (1.05%) SoftLayer
11 3 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.89%) Internet
2 29 (7.63%) DNS
3 25 (6.58%) Firewall
4 23 (6.05%) Network Security
5 22 (5.79%) HTTP
6 18 (4.74%) TCP/IP
7 13 (3.42%) SSL
8 11 (2.89%) SAN
9 10 (2.63%) VPN
10 9 (2.37%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (2.11%) LAN
12 7 (1.84%) WAN
13 5 (1.32%) LDAP
13 5 (1.32%) Software-Defined Networking
14 4 (1.05%) Multicast
14 4 (1.05%) Unified Communications
14 4 (1.05%) Wireshark
15 3 (0.79%) DMZ
15 3 (0.79%) IPsec
15 3 (0.79%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 39 (10.26%) Big Data
3 33 (8.68%) MongoDB
4 32 (8.42%) NoSQL
5 30 (7.89%) MySQL
6 29 (7.63%) Hadoop
7 18 (4.74%) Apache Hive
8 14 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (3.16%) HBase
10 10 (2.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 10 (2.63%) Sqoop
11 9 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.84%) Oracle Database
13 6 (1.58%) Amazon Redshift
13 6 (1.58%) DataStax
13 6 (1.58%) DB2
14 5 (1.32%) Data Lake
14 5 (1.32%) MS Access
14 5 (1.32%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 62 (16.32%) Jenkins
2 51 (13.42%) Git (software)
3 24 (6.32%) JIRA
4 23 (6.05%) Sonatype Nexus
5 18 (4.74%) Subversion
6 16 (4.21%) Maven
7 13 (3.42%) Vagrant
8 11 (2.89%) Artifactory
9 10 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (2.11%) Cucumber
10 8 (2.11%) Talend Open Studio
11 7 (1.84%) GitLab
11 7 (1.84%) gulp
11 7 (1.84%) Jasmine
12 6 (1.58%) JUnit
12 6 (1.58%) TeamCity
13 5 (1.32%) Darcs
13 5 (1.32%) Selenium
13 5 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (1.32%) webpack
General
1 83 (21.84%) Finance
2 38 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 22 (5.79%) Front Office
4 21 (5.53%) Marketing
5 18 (4.74%) Banking
6 13 (3.42%) Advertising
7 12 (3.16%) Retail
8 9 (2.37%) Billing
8 9 (2.37%) Legal
9 8 (2.11%) Mandarin Language
10 7 (1.84%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.32%) Electronics
12 4 (1.05%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.79%) French Language
14 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.26%) Back Office
14 1 (0.26%) Games
14 1 (0.26%) German Language
14 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 76 (20.00%) Developer
2 75 (19.74%) Architect
3 54 (14.21%) DevOps Engineer
4 35 (9.21%) Java Developer
5 33 (8.68%) Cloud Architect
6 30 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
7 25 (6.58%) Consultant
8 24 (6.32%) Analyst
9 23 (6.05%) Cloud Engineer
10 21 (5.53%) AWS Engineer
10 21 (5.53%) C# Developer
11 16 (4.21%) AWS DevOps
12 14 (3.68%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 14 (3.68%) Cloud Solutions Architect
13 13 (3.42%) Linux Engineer
14 12 (3.16%) Full Stack Developer
14 12 (3.16%) Infrastructure Architect
14 12 (3.16%) Project Manager
15 11 (2.89%) Business Analyst
16 10 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.37%) Web Services
2 43 (11.32%) HTML
3 42 (11.05%) CSS
4 36 (9.47%) REST
5 32 (8.42%) Middleware
6 31 (8.16%) AngularJS
7 30 (7.89%) Spring
8 24 (6.32%) RESTful
9 23 (6.05%) .NET
9 23 (6.05%) HTML5
9 23 (6.05%) Node.js
10 22 (5.79%) CSS3
11 20 (5.26%) Servlets
11 20 (5.26%) XML
12 19 (5.00%) SOAP
13 18 (4.74%) JSON
14 16 (4.21%) jQuery
15 15 (3.95%) React
16 14 (3.68%) Elastic Stack
16 14 (3.68%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.11%) Data Centre
2 37 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (8.42%) Public Cloud
4 30 (7.89%) Computer Science
5 23 (6.05%) Hybrid Cloud
6 22 (5.79%) Management Information System
6 22 (5.79%) Private Cloud
7 14 (3.68%) User Experience
8 12 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.11%) Fintech
9 8 (2.11%) Market Risk
10 6 (1.58%) CESG
10 6 (1.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (1.58%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.05%) Cloud Native
12 4 (1.05%) Grid Computing
12 4 (1.05%) PKI
13 3 (0.79%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 132 (34.74%) Linux
2 64 (16.84%) Windows
3 62 (16.32%) Unix
4 20 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (4.47%) CentOS
6 14 (3.68%) AIX
7 9 (2.37%) Solaris
7 9 (2.37%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.58%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (1.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.05%) Android
9 4 (1.05%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.79%) Debian
10 3 (0.79%) zOS
11 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.53%) SUSE
11 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (30.79%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (24.74%) DevOps
3 53 (13.95%) Configuration Management
4 45 (11.84%) Microservices
4 45 (11.84%) Open Source
5 43 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (10.79%) ITIL
7 40 (10.53%) Migration
8 38 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 37 (9.74%) Analytics
10 34 (8.95%) TDD
11 31 (8.16%) SOA
12 30 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
12 30 (7.89%) Project Management
12 30 (7.89%) Scrum
13 29 (7.63%) Continuous Delivery
14 27 (7.11%) MVC
14 27 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (6.58%) Web Development
16 24 (6.32%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 107 (28.16%) Java
2 78 (20.53%) Python
3 64 (16.84%) SQL
4 57 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 36 (9.47%) Ruby
6 34 (8.95%) Bash Shell
6 34 (8.95%) C#
7 29 (7.63%) Perl
8 21 (5.53%) Scala
9 15 (3.95%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.37%) C++
11 8 (2.11%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.84%) Korn
12 7 (1.84%) PHP
12 7 (1.84%) VB
13 5 (1.32%) C
13 5 (1.32%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.32%) VC++
14 4 (1.05%) Apex Code
14 4 (1.05%) R
Qualifications
1 40 (10.53%) Degree
2 19 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.68%) CISSP
4 12 (3.16%) CISM
4 12 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 6 (1.58%) CISA
8 5 (1.32%) CCSP
9 4 (1.05%) AWS Certification
9 4 (1.05%) Master's Degree
9 4 (1.05%) MCSE
9 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.79%) APMG
10 3 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.53%) MCP
11 2 (0.53%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.95%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.58%) COBIT
3 6 (1.58%) FedRAMP
3 6 (1.58%) SLA
4 5 (1.32%) QA
5 4 (1.05%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.26%) GCP
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (14.21%) Docker
2 32 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (6.05%) Active Directory
4 12 (3.16%) HDFS
4 12 (3.16%) vSphere
5 11 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (2.63%) Apache Flume
6 10 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (2.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 8 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (2.11%) vCloud
8 6 (1.58%) Hyper-V
9 4 (1.05%) LXC
10 3 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.53%) KVM
11 2 (0.53%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.26%) XenApp
12 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 57 (15.00%) Puppet
2 54 (14.21%) Ansible
3 28 (7.37%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (5.26%) Kubernetes
5 14 (3.68%) logstash
6 13 (3.42%) Kibana
6 13 (3.42%) Terraform
7 9 (2.37%) Grafana
8 7 (1.84%) Nagios
9 6 (1.58%) HAProxy
9 6 (1.58%) SCOM
9 6 (1.58%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.32%) Mesos
10 5 (1.32%) vCenter Server
11 4 (1.05%) Graphite
11 4 (1.05%) Oozie
11 4 (1.05%) OpenNMS
11 4 (1.05%) Packer
11 4 (1.05%) Salt
12 3 (0.79%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 58 (15.26%) Microsoft
2 54 (14.21%) VMware
3 39 (10.26%) Oracle
4 29 (7.63%) IBM
5 24 (6.32%) Cisco
6 17 (4.47%) Google
7 14 (3.68%) Red Hat
8 13 (3.42%) Citrix
9 11 (2.89%) Dell
10 10 (2.63%) HP
10 10 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (2.63%) Splunk
11 9 (2.37%) Adobe
12 8 (2.11%) Cloudera
12 8 (2.11%) EMC
12 8 (2.11%) Hortonworks
12 8 (2.11%) Talend
13 7 (1.84%) Ab Initio
13 7 (1.84%) SAP
14 5 (1.32%) Reuters
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