Period
to 19 September 2018

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 6 months to 19 September 2018 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
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 375 448 448
Rank change year-on-year +73 0 +57
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 618 447 501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.49% 0.51%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.98% 3.23% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 226 361
England median daily rate £520 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £363 £325 £325
90th Percentile £676 £644 £625
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 1
England median hourly rate - £21.16 £10.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +106.59% -70.74%
UK median hourly rate - £21.16 £10.24
% change year-on-year - +106.59% -70.74%

Cloud Computing is in the Cloud Services category. The following 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.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 20,759 13,820 10,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.05% 15.22% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,382 9,521 7,667
England median daily rate £486 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.21% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £285
90th Percentile £650 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 196 154
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.71 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.23% +8.97% -17.39%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.65
90th Percentile £69.10 £63.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £18.77
% change year-on-year -10.00% +6.54% -17.48%

Cloud Computing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Cloud Computing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 19 September 2018.

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 6 months to 19 September 2018. 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
London +88 343 £525 - 76
South East -23 109 £475 +11.76% 25
Midlands +32 67 £525 -8.70% 12
West Midlands +6 53 £525 -8.70% 6
North of England +14 49 £500 +11.11% 36
Yorkshire +14 27 £488 - 12
East of England -2 25 £425 -5.56% 15
South West +1 24 £445 +4.78% 15
East Midlands +18 14 £400 -33.33% 6
North West -20 14 £531 +18.06% 16
North East +3 8 £563 - 8
Cloud Computing
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing also mentioned 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 England region with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 304 (49.19%) Amazon AWS
2 298 (48.22%) Agile Software Development
3 270 (43.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 191 (30.91%) DevOps
5 167 (27.02%) Python
6 165 (26.70%) Microsoft
7 159 (25.73%) Linux
8 156 (25.24%) Finance
9 149 (24.11%) Java
10 142 (22.98%) SQL
11 132 (21.36%) Jenkins
12 126 (20.39%) Git (software)
13 112 (18.12%) Docker
14 108 (17.48%) C#
15 106 (17.15%) Windows
15 106 (17.15%) Continuous Integration
15 106 (17.15%) Puppet
16 105 (16.99%) Ansible
17 104 (16.83%) .NET
18 93 (15.05%) SQL Server
19 84 (13.59%) TDD
20 79 (12.78%) Migration
21 78 (12.62%) Configuration Management
21 78 (12.62%) Software Engineering
22 77 (12.46%) JavaScript
23 75 (12.14%) Perl
24 72 (11.65%) VMware
24 72 (11.65%) Kubernetes
25 70 (11.33%) PowerShell
25 70 (11.33%) Security Cleared

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 43 (6.96%) Elasticsearch
2 41 (6.63%) NServiceBus
3 34 (5.50%) nginx
4 32 (5.18%) Apache
5 25 (4.05%) Apache Spark
6 23 (3.72%) OpenStack
6 23 (3.72%) Tomcat
7 22 (3.56%) WebSphere
8 19 (3.07%) IIS
8 19 (3.07%) Jetty
9 18 (2.91%) Mongrel
10 13 (2.10%) CMS
11 12 (1.94%) Confluence
11 12 (1.94%) SharePoint
12 11 (1.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (1.62%) Ethereum
14 9 (1.46%) Documentum
14 9 (1.46%) Hyperledger
14 9 (1.46%) MS Exchange
15 8 (1.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 37 (5.99%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Actimize
1 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.32%) NetSuite
1 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.16%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 304 (49.19%) Amazon AWS
2 270 (43.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (8.25%) PaaS
4 50 (8.09%) IaaS
5 48 (7.77%) SaaS
6 39 (6.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 38 (6.15%) Office 365
8 29 (4.69%) AWS CloudFormation
9 20 (3.24%) Amazon S3
10 17 (2.75%) Sumo Logic
11 15 (2.43%) GitHub
12 14 (2.27%) Serverless
13 10 (1.62%) Amazon EMR
14 8 (1.29%) Rackspace Cloud
15 7 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (1.13%) Google App Engine
15 7 (1.13%) OneDrive
15 7 (1.13%) Yammer
16 6 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
16 6 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.80%) Firewall
2 41 (6.63%) DNS
3 39 (6.31%) Internet
4 35 (5.66%) HTTP
5 32 (5.18%) TCP/IP
6 24 (3.88%) SSL
7 16 (2.59%) VPN
8 15 (2.43%) Kerberos
8 15 (2.43%) WAN
9 13 (2.10%) DHCP
9 13 (2.10%) LAN
10 9 (1.46%) Network Security
10 9 (1.46%) Wireless
11 8 (1.29%) Reverse Proxy
11 8 (1.29%) Skype
12 6 (0.97%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.97%) LTE
13 4 (0.65%) OpenFlow
13 4 (0.65%) Radio Access Network
13 4 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 57 (9.22%) Big Data
3 47 (7.61%) MongoDB
3 47 (7.61%) NoSQL
4 46 (7.44%) MySQL
5 39 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (3.72%) Hadoop
7 21 (3.40%) Blockchain
8 15 (2.43%) HBase
9 11 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (1.62%) InfluxDB
11 9 (1.46%) Apache Hive
12 8 (1.29%) Power BI
12 8 (1.29%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.13%) DB2
13 7 (1.13%) Pentaho
13 7 (1.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 132 (21.36%) Jenkins
2 126 (20.39%) Git (software)
3 59 (9.55%) Maven
4 45 (7.28%) Subversion
5 34 (5.50%) TeamCity
6 31 (5.02%) Vagrant
7 30 (4.85%) Gradle
8 28 (4.53%) Ant
8 28 (4.53%) JIRA
9 27 (4.37%) Artifactory
10 25 (4.05%) Sonatype Nexus
11 22 (3.56%) Visual Studio
12 20 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 18 (2.91%) MSBuild
14 17 (2.75%) CruiseControl
15 14 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
16 11 (1.78%) Bitbucket
17 10 (1.62%) Travis CI
18 9 (1.46%) Mercurial
General
1 156 (25.24%) Finance
2 66 (10.68%) Banking
3 62 (10.03%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.88%) Mandarin Language
5 23 (3.72%) Front Office
6 20 (3.24%) Retail
7 11 (1.78%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.78%) Legal
7 11 (1.78%) Marketing
8 6 (0.97%) Electronics
8 6 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.81%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.49%) Back Office
11 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.32%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.16%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Law
12 1 (0.16%) Military
12 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 144 (23.30%) Developer
2 123 (19.90%) DevOps Engineer
3 107 (17.31%) Architect
4 46 (7.44%) AWS Engineer
4 46 (7.44%) Solutions Architect
5 44 (7.12%) C# Developer
6 43 (6.96%) AWS DevOps
7 39 (6.31%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 38 (6.15%) Analyst
9 32 (5.18%) Java Developer
10 31 (5.02%) .NET Developer
11 27 (4.37%) AWS Architect
11 27 (4.37%) Azure Engineer
12 24 (3.88%) Cloud Engineer
12 24 (3.88%) Software Developer
13 23 (3.72%) Cloud Architect
14 22 (3.56%) Software Engineer
15 20 (3.24%) Azure DevOps
15 20 (3.24%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 18 (2.91%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (16.83%) .NET
2 63 (10.19%) Web Services
3 62 (10.03%) RabbitMQ
4 51 (8.25%) Middleware
5 29 (4.69%) Node.js
6 28 (4.53%) AngularJS
7 27 (4.37%) REST
8 26 (4.21%) HTML
9 22 (3.56%) RESTful
9 22 (3.56%) Spring
10 20 (3.24%) Elastic Stack
11 18 (2.91%) ASP.NET
11 18 (2.91%) CSS
11 18 (2.91%) JRuby
11 18 (2.91%) LDAP
11 18 (2.91%) Servlets
12 17 (2.75%) JSON
13 15 (2.43%) ActiveMQ
13 15 (2.43%) OAuth
14 14 (2.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 54 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (8.25%) Public Cloud
3 41 (6.63%) Computer Science
4 32 (5.18%) Greenfield Project
5 29 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (4.37%) Data Centre
6 27 (4.37%) Management Information System
7 22 (3.56%) User Experience
8 16 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (2.43%) Fintech
10 14 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
10 14 (2.27%) Replication
11 11 (1.78%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.78%) Fixed Income
11 11 (1.78%) Grid Computing
12 10 (1.62%) Bitcoin
13 9 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (1.46%) Mainframe
13 9 (1.46%) Market Risk
13 9 (1.46%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 159 (25.73%) Linux
2 106 (17.15%) Windows
3 33 (5.34%) Unix
4 31 (5.02%) Windows Server
5 30 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (4.53%) CentOS
6 28 (4.53%) Ubuntu
7 27 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (3.56%) Debian
9 17 (2.75%) Fedora
10 10 (1.62%) Mac OS
10 10 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (1.13%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.49%) VMS
14 1 (0.16%) AIX
14 1 (0.16%) Android
14 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.16%) Solaris
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (48.22%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (30.91%) DevOps
3 106 (17.15%) Continuous Integration
4 84 (13.59%) TDD
5 79 (12.78%) Migration
6 78 (12.62%) Configuration Management
6 78 (12.62%) Software Engineering
7 66 (10.68%) Continuous Delivery
7 66 (10.68%) SOA
8 63 (10.19%) Microservices
9 62 (10.03%) Open Source
10 60 (9.71%) BDD
11 57 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
12 55 (8.90%) Analytics
13 53 (8.58%) Multithreading
14 52 (8.41%) Unit Testing
15 48 (7.77%) Customer-Centricity
16 41 (6.63%) Project Management
17 40 (6.47%) Scrum
18 39 (6.31%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 167 (27.02%) Python
2 149 (24.11%) Java
3 142 (22.98%) SQL
4 108 (17.48%) C#
5 77 (12.46%) JavaScript
6 75 (12.14%) Perl
7 70 (11.33%) PowerShell
8 68 (11.00%) Ruby
9 59 (9.55%) Bash Shell
10 57 (9.22%) T-SQL
11 36 (5.83%) C++
12 33 (5.34%) C
12 33 (5.34%) Go
13 32 (5.18%) Scala
14 19 (3.07%) Groovy
15 18 (2.91%) PHP
15 18 (2.91%) R
16 11 (1.78%) TypeScript
16 11 (1.78%) VBA
17 9 (1.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (11.33%) Security Cleared
2 67 (10.84%) Degree
3 54 (8.74%) SC Cleared
4 23 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.46%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.46%) PhD
6 6 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.97%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.49%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.49%) CCNA
8 3 (0.49%) CCNP
8 3 (0.49%) MCSE
8 3 (0.49%) PMP
8 3 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.32%) CISM
9 2 (0.32%) CISSP
9 2 (0.32%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.91%) QA
2 16 (2.59%) GCP
3 13 (2.10%) SLA
4 12 (1.94%) Data Quality
5 11 (1.78%) GDPR
6 9 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.65%) PMO
8 2 (0.32%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.16%) P3O
9 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 112 (18.12%) Docker
2 67 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (9.06%) Active Directory
4 18 (2.91%) VirtualBox
4 18 (2.91%) vSphere
5 16 (2.59%) etcd
5 16 (2.59%) flannel
6 13 (2.10%) Hyper-V
7 11 (1.78%) HDFS
8 7 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.13%) Xen
9 6 (0.97%) KVM
10 4 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.65%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.49%) OpenAM
11 3 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.32%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 106 (17.15%) Puppet
2 105 (16.99%) Ansible
3 72 (11.65%) Kubernetes
4 58 (9.39%) Terraform
5 53 (8.58%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (4.53%) Salt
7 26 (4.21%) logstash
8 22 (3.56%) Kibana
9 20 (3.24%) SCCM
10 19 (3.07%) Packer
11 18 (2.91%) Nagios
12 17 (2.75%) Graylog
13 16 (2.59%) rkt
13 16 (2.59%) WSUS
14 12 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
15 11 (1.78%) HAProxy
16 10 (1.62%) Prometheus
17 9 (1.46%) Docker Swarm
17 9 (1.46%) Grafana
17 9 (1.46%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 165 (26.70%) Microsoft
2 72 (11.65%) VMware
3 55 (8.90%) Red Hat
4 39 (6.31%) Google
5 37 (5.99%) Oracle
6 29 (4.69%) Cisco
6 29 (4.69%) New Relic
7 22 (3.56%) Tableau
8 19 (3.07%) Splunk
9 17 (2.75%) AppDynamics
10 15 (2.43%) Citrix
11 14 (2.27%) Rackspace
12 13 (2.10%) Alteryx
12 13 (2.10%) MuleSoft
13 12 (1.94%) Sitecore
14 11 (1.78%) Huawei
14 11 (1.78%) Pega
14 11 (1.78%) TOWER Software
15 9 (1.46%) HP
15 9 (1.46%) Perforce