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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cloud Computing
UK / England
Rank 417 374 410
Rank change year-on-year -43 +36  
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 162 254 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.52% 0.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.03% 6.39% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 175 126
Median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £479 £514
% change year-on-year -11.27% -6.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Median hourly rate £18.57 £20.53 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.57% -16.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.96 £15.15 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £25.92 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £14.00

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 5339 3974 2493
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 12.94% 8.17% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3729 2778 1619
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 72 87
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 -11 93 £510 +7.36% 38
South East +27 40 £500 -9.09% 14
West Midlands -25 9 £265 -33.75% 3
North West +6 8 £450 -10.00% 6
East of England -2 6 £425 +30.76% 7
South West +2 3 £438 +6.06% 2
Yorkshire -5 2 £475 -13.63% 1
East Midlands -3 1 - - 6
Cloud Computing
UK

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 121 (33.89%) Java
2 114 (31.93%) Linux
2 114 (31.93%) Amazon AWS
3 109 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (26.33%) Python
5 74 (20.73%) Finance
6 72 (20.17%) Big Data
7 70 (19.61%) Puppet
7 70 (19.61%) DevOps
8 66 (18.49%) Unix
9 65 (18.21%) Ansible
10 63 (17.65%) SQL
11 60 (16.81%) Hadoop
12 59 (16.53%) Git (software)
12 59 (16.53%) Windows
13 55 (15.41%) Microsoft Azure
14 52 (14.57%) Configuration Management
15 49 (13.73%) Ruby
16 48 (13.45%) Microsoft
17 45 (12.61%) VMware
18 44 (12.32%) Oracle
19 43 (12.04%) SOA
19 43 (12.04%) Docker
20 42 (11.76%) Scala
20 42 (11.76%) ITIL
21 40 (11.20%) Apache Hive
21 40 (11.20%) Apache Spark
22 39 (10.92%) Analytics
22 39 (10.92%) Jenkins
23 38 (10.64%) DNS

Cloud Computing
Top Related 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 (11.20%) Apache Spark
2 27 (7.56%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (5.88%) OpenStack
4 17 (4.76%) Apache Pig
5 15 (4.20%) Apache
6 14 (3.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 13 (3.64%) WebSphere
8 11 (3.08%) SharePoint
9 10 (2.80%) nginx
10 9 (2.52%) Tomcat
11 8 (2.24%) IIS
12 7 (1.96%) JBoss
12 7 (1.96%) SAS
12 7 (1.96%) Skype for Business
13 4 (1.12%) Confluence
13 4 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (0.84%) LiveCycle
15 2 (0.56%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 25 (7.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.64%) MS Office
3 4 (1.12%) MS Project
3 4 (1.12%) SPSS
4 3 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (1.96%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.12%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.84%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.84%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 3 (0.84%) Staffware
4 2 (0.56%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.56%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.28%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.28%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 114 (31.93%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (15.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (7.84%) IaaS
4 26 (7.28%) PaaS
5 25 (7.00%) SaaS
6 16 (4.48%) Office 365
7 13 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (3.36%) Amazon Kinesis
8 12 (3.36%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (3.08%) Amazon S3
10 10 (2.80%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (2.24%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (1.68%) Force.com
12 6 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (1.68%) OneDrive
12 6 (1.68%) Yammer
13 5 (1.40%) Amazon EMR
13 5 (1.40%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.84%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 2 (0.56%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 38 (10.64%) DNS
2 27 (7.56%) Firewall
3 19 (5.32%) Internet
3 19 (5.32%) TCP/IP
4 18 (5.04%) Network Security
5 14 (3.92%) LDAP
6 12 (3.36%) Intrusion Detection
6 12 (3.36%) LAN
6 12 (3.36%) SAN
7 10 (2.80%) DHCP
7 10 (2.80%) HTTP
7 10 (2.80%) SSL
7 10 (2.80%) WAN
8 9 (2.52%) Kerberos
9 7 (1.96%) VPN
10 6 (1.68%) PBX
10 6 (1.68%) Skype
10 6 (1.68%) Unified Communications
10 6 (1.68%) VoIP
11 5 (1.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (20.17%) Big Data
2 60 (16.81%) Hadoop
3 40 (11.20%) Apache Hive
4 35 (9.80%) SQL Server
5 27 (7.56%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (7.00%) MySQL
7 21 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (5.60%) Relational Database
9 17 (4.76%) MongoDB
9 17 (4.76%) NoSQL
10 14 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (3.92%) Sqoop
11 12 (3.36%) Parquet
12 9 (2.52%) HBase
13 6 (1.68%) DB2
14 5 (1.40%) Amazon Redshift
14 5 (1.40%) Data Lake
14 5 (1.40%) Impala
14 5 (1.40%) Star Schema
15 3 (0.84%) DocumentDB
Development Applications
1 59 (16.53%) Git (software)
2 39 (10.92%) Jenkins
3 33 (9.24%) JIRA
4 22 (6.16%) Maven
5 21 (5.88%) JUnit
6 20 (5.60%) Mockito
7 15 (4.20%) Talend Open Studio
8 12 (3.36%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (2.52%) Ant
9 9 (2.52%) Subversion
10 8 (2.24%) Cucumber
10 8 (2.24%) Mercurial
10 8 (2.24%) RSpec
11 6 (1.68%) Artifactory
11 6 (1.68%) Selenium
12 5 (1.40%) Gerrit
12 5 (1.40%) GitLab
12 5 (1.40%) Gradle
13 4 (1.12%) GoCD
13 4 (1.12%) SonarQube
General
1 74 (20.73%) Finance
2 32 (8.96%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.20%) Marketing
4 13 (3.64%) Banking
4 13 (3.64%) Retail
5 12 (3.36%) Advertising
6 9 (2.52%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.96%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.68%) Billing
8 6 (1.68%) Front Office
9 5 (1.40%) Legal
10 4 (1.12%) Games
10 4 (1.12%) Mandarin Language
11 3 (0.84%) German Language
11 3 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.56%) Electronics
12 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.28%) Automotive
13 1 (0.28%) Back Office
13 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 79 (22.13%) Architect
2 63 (17.65%) Developer
3 32 (8.96%) DevOps Engineer
4 29 (8.12%) Solutions Architect
5 28 (7.84%) Analyst
5 28 (7.84%) Cloud Architect
6 24 (6.72%) Data Engineer
6 24 (6.72%) Java Developer
7 17 (4.76%) Administrator
8 15 (4.20%) Big Data Engineer
8 15 (4.20%) Senior Developer
9 14 (3.92%) Hadoop Engineer
10 13 (3.64%) AWS Engineer
10 13 (3.64%) Consultant
11 12 (3.36%) Business Analyst
11 12 (3.36%) Cloud Engineer
11 12 (3.36%) Data Architect
12 11 (3.08%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 11 (3.08%) Infrastructure Architect
12 11 (3.08%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.08%) Kafka
2 32 (8.96%) Spring
3 29 (8.12%) XML
4 28 (7.84%) Web Services
5 24 (6.72%) JMS
6 23 (6.44%) REST
7 22 (6.16%) HTML
8 21 (5.88%) AngularJS
9 20 (5.60%) JSON
10 18 (5.04%) jQuery
10 18 (5.04%) Spring MVC
11 16 (4.48%) Java EE
11 16 (4.48%) Middleware
12 15 (4.20%) RabbitMQ
13 13 (3.64%) Node.js
14 12 (3.36%) .NET
14 12 (3.36%) Apache Avro
14 12 (3.36%) Play Framework
14 12 (3.36%) Spark Streaming
15 11 (3.08%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.84%) Data Centre
3 25 (7.00%) Management Information System
4 22 (6.16%) Computer Science
5 15 (4.20%) Public Cloud
6 11 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (3.08%) User Experience
7 10 (2.80%) Data Structures
7 10 (2.80%) PKI
7 10 (2.80%) Private Cloud
8 9 (2.52%) Client/Server
9 8 (2.24%) Clustering
9 8 (2.24%) Fintech
10 6 (1.68%) CESG
10 6 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.40%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.40%) Digital Media
11 5 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (1.40%) Grid Computing
12 4 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 114 (31.93%) Linux
2 66 (18.49%) Unix
3 59 (16.53%) Windows
4 19 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (4.76%) Windows Server
6 11 (3.08%) AIX
7 10 (2.80%) CentOS
8 7 (1.96%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (1.68%) Solaris
9 6 (1.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.84%) Android
10 3 (0.84%) SUSE
10 3 (0.84%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.84%) zOS
11 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.28%) Debian
11 1 (0.28%) Fedora
11 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (19.61%) DevOps
3 52 (14.57%) Configuration Management
4 43 (12.04%) SOA
5 42 (11.76%) ITIL
6 39 (10.92%) Analytics
7 36 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
9 33 (9.24%) Open Source
10 31 (8.68%) Scrum
10 31 (8.68%) TDD
11 30 (8.40%) Microservices
12 28 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
12 28 (7.84%) Information Security
12 28 (7.84%) Unit Testing
13 26 (7.28%) Migration
14 25 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (6.44%) ETL
15 23 (6.44%) MVC
16 20 (5.60%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (33.89%) Java
2 94 (26.33%) Python
3 63 (17.65%) SQL
4 49 (13.73%) Ruby
5 42 (11.76%) Scala
6 35 (9.80%) Bash Shell
7 28 (7.84%) JavaScript
8 26 (7.28%) R
9 24 (6.72%) Perl
10 15 (4.20%) C#
11 12 (3.36%) PHP
11 12 (3.36%) PowerShell
12 11 (3.08%) C++
12 11 (3.08%) Shell Script
13 10 (2.80%) C
14 9 (2.52%) XPath
15 8 (2.24%) Korn
16 5 (1.40%) Apex Code
17 3 (0.84%) TypeScript
18 1 (0.28%) Go
Qualifications
1 35 (9.80%) Degree
2 26 (7.28%) Security Cleared
3 20 (5.60%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.24%) RHCE
6 7 (1.96%) CISSP
6 7 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.68%) CCNA
7 6 (1.68%) CCNP
7 6 (1.68%) RHCSA
8 5 (1.40%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 5 (1.40%) CCSP
8 5 (1.40%) CISM
8 5 (1.40%) ISACA
8 5 (1.40%) SANS
9 4 (1.12%) MCITP
9 4 (1.12%) RHCA
10 3 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.84%) MCSE
10 3 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.80%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.68%) COBIT
4 5 (1.40%) SLA
5 4 (1.12%) ISO22301
6 3 (0.84%) QA
7 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.28%) P3O
7 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (12.04%) Docker
2 35 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (8.96%) Active Directory
4 18 (5.04%) vSphere
5 14 (3.92%) Hyper-V
6 11 (3.08%) HDFS
7 8 (2.24%) NFS
7 8 (2.24%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.68%) Apache Flume
9 6 (1.68%) KVM
10 5 (1.40%) XenServer
11 4 (1.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (1.12%) iptables
11 4 (1.12%) LXC
11 4 (1.12%) vCloud
12 3 (0.84%) Samba
13 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 70 (19.61%) Puppet
2 65 (18.21%) Ansible
3 37 (10.36%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (5.04%) Kubernetes
5 14 (3.92%) Nagios
5 14 (3.92%) Terraform
6 12 (3.36%) Mesos
7 9 (2.52%) Red Hat Satellite
7 9 (2.52%) SCOM
8 6 (1.68%) HAProxy
8 6 (1.68%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (1.40%) logstash
10 4 (1.12%) Oozie
10 4 (1.12%) OpenNMS
10 4 (1.12%) Zenoss
11 3 (0.84%) Ambari
11 3 (0.84%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.84%) Hadoop YARN
11 3 (0.84%) Kibana
11 3 (0.84%) vRealize
Vendors
1 48 (13.45%) Microsoft
2 45 (12.61%) VMware
3 44 (12.32%) Oracle
4 28 (7.84%) Cisco
5 22 (6.16%) HP
6 19 (5.32%) Dell
7 17 (4.76%) Red Hat
8 15 (4.20%) Talend
9 12 (3.36%) IBM
9 12 (3.36%) Teradata
10 11 (3.08%) Citrix
10 11 (3.08%) Google
10 11 (3.08%) Symantec
11 10 (2.80%) Splunk
12 9 (2.52%) Sun
13 8 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (1.96%) EMC
14 7 (1.96%) Hortonworks
15 6 (1.68%) SolarWinds
16 5 (1.40%) MuleSoft
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