Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 401 357 430
Rank change year-on-year -44 +73 +70
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 329 640 515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.71% 0.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.74% 2.68% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 374 296
England median daily rate £525 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £360 £375 £400
90th Percentile £688 £700 £706
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £550
% change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 5
England median hourly rate £19.00 £24.33 £30.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.91% -20.93% +31.16%
10th Percentile £16.23 £17.45 £12.45
90th Percentile £31.20 £35.00 £62.45
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £24.33 £30.77
% change year-on-year -19.85% -20.93% +31.16%

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 18,909 23,863 18,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.61% 26.50% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,955 16,606 12,642
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 289 222
England median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £13.02 £11.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £71.85 £55.50 £54.85
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.68% -11.25% +9.45%

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 25 February 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Computing in England over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 February 2020. 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 +24 176 £531 -3.41% 94
South East +34 71 £513 +2.50% 44
North of England -13 34 £475 -9.52% 38
South West +4 25 £600 +26.32% 6
Yorkshire +30 16 £325 -23.53% 10
Midlands +16 16 £450 -13.04% 21
East of England +17 11 £450 -5.26% 23
North West -21 11 £507 -6.76% 21
West Midlands +29 10 £450 -18.18% 9
North East +8 7 £500 -5.66% 7
East Midlands +34 6 £450 -10.00% 12
Cloud Computing
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 158 (48.02%) AWS
2 146 (44.38%) Azure
3 111 (33.74%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (29.79%) DevOps
5 77 (23.40%) Python
6 74 (22.49%) Web Services
7 65 (19.76%) Windows
7 65 (19.76%) Microsoft
8 63 (19.15%) Java
8 63 (19.15%) SQL
8 63 (19.15%) Ansible
9 62 (18.84%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (17.63%) Jenkins
11 57 (17.33%) Linux
12 54 (16.41%) Docker
13 53 (16.11%) GCP
13 53 (16.11%) Security Cleared
14 48 (14.59%) Puppet
15 47 (14.29%) Google
15 47 (14.29%) Finance
16 46 (13.98%) Degree
16 46 (13.98%) Continuous Delivery
17 45 (13.68%) JavaScript
18 44 (13.37%) C#
18 44 (13.37%) Migration
19 43 (13.07%) HTML
19 43 (13.07%) SC Cleared
19 43 (13.07%) Machine Learning
20 42 (12.77%) Terraform
21 40 (12.16%) IaaS

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 25 (7.60%) Jupyter
2 19 (5.78%) Apache Spark
3 14 (4.26%) Confluence
4 8 (2.43%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (2.13%) Apache
5 7 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (2.13%) IIS
6 6 (1.82%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.82%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.52%) nginx
8 4 (1.22%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.91%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.61%) Apache Qpid
10 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.61%) Gunicorn
10 2 (0.61%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.30%) Mule
Applications
1 9 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.43%) NetSuite
3 4 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.22%) SAP CRM
3 4 (1.22%) SAP ERP
3 4 (1.22%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (0.91%) FINCAD Analytics
4 3 (0.91%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.30%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 158 (48.02%) AWS
2 146 (44.38%) Azure
3 53 (16.11%) GCP
4 40 (12.16%) IaaS
4 40 (12.16%) PaaS
5 31 (9.42%) SaaS
6 28 (8.51%) GitHub
7 26 (7.90%) Serverless
8 23 (6.99%) Amazon S3
9 19 (5.78%) AWS Lambda
10 16 (4.86%) Office 365
11 15 (4.56%) Amazon SQS
12 14 (4.26%) Dynamics 365
12 14 (4.26%) Power Platform
13 13 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (3.04%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
16 7 (2.13%) Amazon Cognito
16 7 (2.13%) Amazon ECS
16 7 (2.13%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.21%) DNS
2 25 (7.60%) Firewall
2 25 (7.60%) Internet
3 24 (7.29%) TCP/IP
4 23 (6.99%) VPN
5 13 (3.95%) WAN
6 10 (3.04%) LAN
6 10 (3.04%) MPLS
6 10 (3.04%) SAN
7 9 (2.74%) DHCP
7 9 (2.74%) NAS
7 9 (2.74%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (1.82%) BGP
8 6 (1.82%) HTTP
8 6 (1.82%) OSPF
9 5 (1.52%) Ethernet
9 5 (1.52%) Wireless
10 4 (1.22%) ADSL
10 4 (1.22%) FTP
10 4 (1.22%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.12%) Big Data
1 30 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.21%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (7.90%) NoSQL
4 23 (6.99%) MySQL
5 18 (5.47%) Hadoop
6 16 (4.86%) Relational Database
7 14 (4.26%) Amazon RDS
7 14 (4.26%) Power BI
8 13 (3.95%) RDBMS
9 10 (3.04%) MongoDB
10 9 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (2.43%) Data Mining
12 7 (2.13%) Oracle Database
12 7 (2.13%) Redis
13 6 (1.82%) MariaDB
13 6 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
14 5 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 58 (17.63%) Jenkins
2 36 (10.94%) Git (software)
3 22 (6.69%) JIRA
4 17 (5.17%) Selenium
5 13 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (3.95%) Visual Studio Team System
6 12 (3.65%) GitLab
7 9 (2.74%) Maven
8 8 (2.43%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.82%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.52%) Gradle
10 5 (1.52%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.52%) webpack
11 3 (0.91%) JUnit
11 3 (0.91%) Mocha
11 3 (0.91%) Postman
12 2 (0.61%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.61%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.61%) git-flow
12 2 (0.61%) Subversion
General
1 47 (14.29%) Finance
2 25 (7.60%) Publishing
3 16 (4.86%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.04%) Marketing
4 10 (3.04%) Public Sector
5 9 (2.74%) Front Office
6 7 (2.13%) Games
6 7 (2.13%) Law
7 6 (1.82%) Banking
8 4 (1.22%) Retail
9 3 (0.91%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.91%) Legal
10 2 (0.61%) Back Office
10 2 (0.61%) Billing
10 2 (0.61%) Electronics
10 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.30%) German Language
11 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Military
11 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (23.10%) Developer
2 59 (17.93%) Architect
3 38 (11.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 25 (7.60%) Analyst
5 20 (6.08%) Cloud Engineer
6 17 (5.17%) Azure Engineer
7 15 (4.56%) Senior Developer
8 14 (4.26%) Cloud Architect
9 13 (3.95%) Azure Architect
10 12 (3.65%) Senior DevOps
10 12 (3.65%) Virtualisation Architect
11 11 (3.34%) AWS Engineer
11 11 (3.34%) Consultant
11 11 (3.34%) Data Scientist
11 11 (3.34%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (3.04%) Data Engineer
13 9 (2.74%) AWS Developer
13 9 (2.74%) AWS DevOps
13 9 (2.74%) Python Developer
13 9 (2.74%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (22.49%) Web Services
2 43 (13.07%) HTML
3 34 (10.33%) .NET
4 27 (8.21%) Node.js
5 24 (7.29%) TensorFlow
5 24 (7.29%) XML
6 22 (6.69%) CSS
7 20 (6.08%) AngularJS
8 18 (5.47%) React
9 12 (3.65%) RESTful
10 10 (3.04%) Middleware
11 9 (2.74%) Ruby on Rails
12 8 (2.43%) NumPy
13 6 (1.82%) .NET Framework
13 6 (1.82%) HTML5
13 6 (1.82%) JSON
13 6 (1.82%) Pandas
14 5 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
14 5 (1.52%) Kafka
14 5 (1.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.38%) Public Cloud
3 19 (5.78%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.86%) Algorithms
4 16 (4.86%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (3.95%) Enterprise Storage
5 13 (3.95%) Replication
6 12 (3.65%) User Experience
7 9 (2.74%) Cloud Native
7 9 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.43%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.13%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.82%) Clustering
10 6 (1.82%) Derivative
10 6 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.52%) Analytical Mindset
11 5 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (1.52%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.52%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 65 (19.76%) Windows
2 57 (17.33%) Linux
3 25 (7.60%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.65%) Unix
5 11 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.13%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.82%) Solaris
8 3 (0.91%) AIX
8 3 (0.91%) HPUX
9 2 (0.61%) Android
10 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.30%) VMS
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (33.74%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (29.79%) DevOps
3 62 (18.84%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (13.98%) Continuous Delivery
5 44 (13.37%) Migration
6 43 (13.07%) Machine Learning
7 40 (12.16%) Analytics
7 40 (12.16%) Software Engineering
8 39 (11.85%) Computer Science
8 39 (11.85%) Test Automation
9 37 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
10 35 (10.64%) Infrastructure as Code
10 35 (10.64%) Scrum
11 32 (9.73%) Artificial Intelligence
12 31 (9.42%) Microservices
13 29 (8.81%) Mathematics
14 28 (8.51%) Kanban
15 25 (7.60%) TDD
16 24 (7.29%) High Availability
17 22 (6.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 77 (23.40%) Python
2 63 (19.15%) Java
2 63 (19.15%) SQL
3 45 (13.68%) JavaScript
4 44 (13.37%) C#
5 29 (8.81%) PowerShell
6 23 (6.99%) Ruby
7 17 (5.17%) Bash Shell
8 14 (4.26%) C++
9 10 (3.04%) C
9 10 (3.04%) Go
10 8 (2.43%) PHP
11 7 (2.13%) R
11 7 (2.13%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.82%) Scala
12 6 (1.82%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.52%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.22%) Apex Code
14 4 (1.22%) Perl
14 4 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (16.11%) Security Cleared
2 46 (13.98%) Degree
3 43 (13.07%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.34%) CCNA
6 10 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (2.43%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.82%) BC Cleared
9 5 (1.52%) CCNP
10 4 (1.22%) AWS Certification
10 4 (1.22%) CCIP
11 3 (0.91%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.61%) CCDP
12 2 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.61%) ISEB
12 2 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.61%) VCP6
12 2 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.30%) CISSP
13 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.95%) QA
2 5 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.22%) COBIT
4 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.91%) SLA
5 2 (0.61%) PMO
6 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.30%) NIST
6 1 (0.30%) RMADS
6 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (16.41%) Docker
2 29 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.38%) Active Directory
4 10 (3.04%) vSphere
5 9 (2.74%) VMware NSX
6 8 (2.43%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.91%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (0.91%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.91%) Oracle Clusterware
7 3 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 63 (19.15%) Ansible
2 48 (14.59%) Puppet
3 42 (12.77%) Terraform
4 37 (11.25%) Kubernetes
5 33 (10.03%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.43%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 6 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.52%) Data Guard
8 5 (1.52%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (1.22%) Kibana
10 3 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.91%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.91%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.61%) Control-M
11 2 (0.61%) Grafana
11 2 (0.61%) logstash
11 2 (0.61%) QRadar
11 2 (0.61%) Salt
11 2 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 65 (19.76%) Microsoft
2 47 (14.29%) Google
3 31 (9.42%) VMware
4 27 (8.21%) Oracle
5 16 (4.86%) Cisco
6 14 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (3.95%) TOWER Software
8 11 (3.34%) Citrix
9 10 (3.04%) SAP
9 10 (3.04%) ServiceNow
10 7 (2.13%) EMC
10 7 (2.13%) Tableau
11 6 (1.82%) Atlassian
11 6 (1.82%) Juniper
11 6 (1.82%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.82%) Veritas
12 5 (1.52%) Brocade
12 5 (1.52%) MuleSoft
12 5 (1.52%) NetApp
12 5 (1.52%) Splunk