Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 402 440 482
Rank change year-on-year +38 +42 +59
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 522 439 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.49% 0.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.16% 3.83% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 313 294
England median daily rate £550 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £369 £308 £315
90th Percentile £700 £625 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £481 £500
% change year-on-year +14.29% -3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
England median hourly rate £22.64 £23.46 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.52% -60.90% -
UK median hourly rate £22.64 £23.46 £60.00
% change year-on-year -3.52% -60.90% -

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 16,511 11,466 7,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.87% 12.68% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,572 7,932 4,803
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £288 £288 £263
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 155 119
England median hourly rate £18.56 £19.00 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% -12.20% -3.82%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.87 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £18.63 £18.65 £21.82
% change year-on-year -0.12% -14.54% -3.02%

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 17 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Computing in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 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 -25 219 £550 +10.00% 134
South East +34 185 £550 +22.22% 34
Midlands +34 59 £550 +58.50% 13
West Midlands +12 42 £450 +29.68% 7
South West +25 25 £504 +18.53% 10
North of England +33 18 £450 +3.15% 27
East of England -22 17 £513 -6.82% 22
East Midlands - 17 £610 - 6
Yorkshire +22 12 £448 +6.55% 4
North West -1 4 £475 +8.57% 22
North East +53 2 £450 +20.00% 1
Cloud Computing
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 204 (39.08%) Amazon AWS
2 171 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (31.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 162 (31.03%) DevOps
5 154 (29.50%) Linux
6 128 (24.52%) Puppet
7 125 (23.95%) Finance
8 110 (21.07%) Java
9 108 (20.69%) Microsoft
10 102 (19.54%) Python
11 92 (17.62%) Windows
12 82 (15.71%) Telecoms
12 82 (15.71%) SOA
12 82 (15.71%) Ansible
13 79 (15.13%) SQL
13 79 (15.13%) Oracle
14 78 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
15 76 (14.56%) Scrum
16 74 (14.18%) Docker
17 71 (13.60%) Security Cleared
18 70 (13.41%) Opscode Chef
18 70 (13.41%) Jenkins
19 68 (13.03%) IaaS
19 68 (13.03%) Configuration Management
20 67 (12.84%) PaaS
21 66 (12.64%) Degree
22 65 (12.45%) Git (software)
22 65 (12.45%) Web Services
23 63 (12.07%) JavaScript
24 59 (11.30%) Continuous Delivery

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 47 (9.00%) OpenStack
2 42 (8.05%) Elasticsearch
3 36 (6.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 26 (4.98%) nginx
5 24 (4.60%) Confluence
6 22 (4.21%) Apache
7 14 (2.68%) Tomcat
8 11 (2.11%) Apache Spark
9 9 (1.72%) WebLogic
10 8 (1.53%) JBoss
10 8 (1.53%) Jetty
11 5 (0.96%) SAS
11 5 (0.96%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.77%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.77%) IIS
13 3 (0.57%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.38%) CMS
14 2 (0.38%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.38%) Liferay
14 2 (0.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 35 (6.70%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (4.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (4.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (1.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (4.02%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.38%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.19%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 204 (39.08%) Amazon AWS
2 165 (31.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (13.03%) IaaS
4 67 (12.84%) PaaS
5 39 (7.47%) SaaS
6 25 (4.79%) Google Cloud Platform
7 19 (3.64%) GitHub
8 16 (3.07%) Office 365
9 12 (2.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (1.53%) npm
10 8 (1.53%) Slack
10 8 (1.53%) Trello
11 7 (1.34%) Serverless
12 6 (1.15%) Akamai
12 6 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.96%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
15 2 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.43%) Internet
2 42 (8.05%) Firewall
3 38 (7.28%) SAN
4 32 (6.13%) DNS
5 24 (4.60%) TCP/IP
6 18 (3.45%) HTTP
7 15 (2.87%) SSL
7 15 (2.87%) VPN
8 12 (2.30%) WAN
9 11 (2.11%) LAN
10 8 (1.53%) NAS
11 7 (1.34%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (0.96%) Wireless
13 4 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.77%) DMZ
13 4 (0.77%) IPsec
13 4 (0.77%) iSCSI
13 4 (0.77%) Reverse Proxy
14 3 (0.57%) 3GPP
14 3 (0.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.32%) MongoDB
2 30 (5.75%) Big Data
3 27 (5.17%) MySQL
4 23 (4.41%) NoSQL
4 23 (4.41%) Relational Database
5 22 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (4.21%) SQL Server
6 16 (3.07%) Oracle Database
7 14 (2.68%) RDBMS
7 14 (2.68%) Star Schema
8 13 (2.49%) Hadoop
9 12 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.77%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.57%) Data Lake
12 3 (0.57%) HBase
Development Applications
1 70 (13.41%) Jenkins
2 65 (12.45%) Git (software)
3 46 (8.81%) Maven
4 25 (4.79%) Sonatype Nexus
5 24 (4.60%) Ant
5 24 (4.60%) JIRA
5 24 (4.60%) Subversion
6 23 (4.41%) JUnit
6 23 (4.41%) Mockito
7 14 (2.68%) TeamCity
7 14 (2.68%) Visual Studio
8 13 (2.49%) GitLab
8 13 (2.49%) Selenium
9 11 (2.11%) Artifactory
9 11 (2.11%) Cucumber
10 10 (1.92%) Bower
11 9 (1.72%) git-flow
11 9 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (1.72%) Vagrant
12 8 (1.53%) NuGet
General
1 125 (23.95%) Finance
2 82 (15.71%) Telecoms
3 50 (9.58%) Banking
4 27 (5.17%) Mandarin Language
5 17 (3.26%) Front Office
6 16 (3.07%) Retail
7 12 (2.30%) Advertising
7 12 (2.30%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.92%) Marketing
9 9 (1.72%) Billing
10 7 (1.34%) Electronics
10 7 (1.34%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.96%) Publishing
12 4 (0.77%) Law
12 4 (0.77%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.57%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.38%) Automotive
14 2 (0.38%) Back Office
14 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 104 (19.92%) Architect
2 86 (16.48%) Developer
3 76 (14.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 59 (11.30%) Cloud Architect
5 41 (7.85%) Java Developer
6 37 (7.09%) Consultant
7 22 (4.21%) Cloud Engineer
7 22 (4.21%) Delivery Manager
7 22 (4.21%) Senior Developer
8 21 (4.02%) Analyst
8 21 (4.02%) AWS Architect
8 21 (4.02%) Azure Architect
9 19 (3.64%) AWS Engineer
10 18 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
11 17 (3.26%) Enterprise Architect
12 16 (3.07%) Unix Engineer
13 15 (2.87%) Security Specialist
14 14 (2.68%) Agile Delivery Manager
14 14 (2.68%) Azure DevOps
14 14 (2.68%) Cloud Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (12.45%) Web Services
2 47 (9.00%) .NET
3 45 (8.62%) Node.js
4 41 (7.85%) AngularJS
5 36 (6.90%) XML
6 35 (6.70%) Spring
7 34 (6.51%) RESTful
8 33 (6.32%) React
9 31 (5.94%) REST
10 28 (5.36%) Java EE
11 25 (4.79%) Spring MVC
12 23 (4.41%) JMS
12 23 (4.41%) jQuery
13 22 (4.21%) JSF
13 22 (4.21%) Play Framework
14 21 (4.02%) Grails
14 21 (4.02%) Middleware
14 21 (4.02%) SOAP
15 20 (3.83%) Elastic Stack
16 19 (3.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.92%) Public Cloud
2 46 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (7.28%) Data Centre
4 28 (5.36%) Hybrid Cloud
5 22 (4.21%) Grid Computing
5 22 (4.21%) Private Cloud
6 21 (4.02%) Management Information System
7 20 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (2.87%) CESG
8 15 (2.87%) Computer Science
8 15 (2.87%) PKI
9 14 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.92%) Enterprise Cloud
11 8 (1.53%) Replication
12 7 (1.34%) Cloud Native
13 6 (1.15%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.15%) Fat Client
13 6 (1.15%) Thin Client
13 6 (1.15%) User Experience
14 5 (0.96%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 154 (29.50%) Linux
2 92 (17.62%) Windows
3 58 (11.11%) Unix
4 51 (9.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (4.79%) Windows Server
6 23 (4.41%) Solaris
7 20 (3.83%) SUSE
8 19 (3.64%) AIX
9 15 (2.87%) CentOS
10 13 (2.49%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (1.34%) Debian
12 6 (1.15%) VMS
13 5 (0.96%) Android
13 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.77%) HPUX
14 4 (0.77%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.77%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.57%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (31.03%) DevOps
3 82 (15.71%) SOA
4 78 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
5 76 (14.56%) Scrum
6 68 (13.03%) Configuration Management
7 59 (11.30%) Continuous Delivery
8 55 (10.54%) Microservices
9 51 (9.77%) Test Automation
10 50 (9.58%) TDD
11 47 (9.00%) Open Source
12 45 (8.62%) ITIL
12 45 (8.62%) Process Improvement
13 44 (8.43%) Customer-Centricity
14 43 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
15 41 (7.85%) MVC
16 40 (7.66%) Unit Testing
17 37 (7.09%) BDD
18 35 (6.70%) Kanban
18 35 (6.70%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (21.07%) Java
2 102 (19.54%) Python
3 79 (15.13%) SQL
4 63 (12.07%) JavaScript
5 46 (8.81%) Ruby
6 44 (8.43%) Bash Shell
6 44 (8.43%) PowerShell
7 41 (7.85%) C#
8 37 (7.09%) Perl
9 30 (5.75%) Scala
10 28 (5.36%) Shell Script
11 21 (4.02%) XPath
12 14 (2.68%) C++
13 13 (2.49%) C
14 10 (1.92%) R
15 8 (1.53%) Go
15 8 (1.53%) PHP
16 7 (1.34%) Clojure
17 5 (0.96%) Groovy
18 2 (0.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 71 (13.60%) Security Cleared
2 66 (12.64%) Degree
3 45 (8.62%) SC Cleared
4 28 (5.36%) CISM
4 28 (5.36%) CISSP
5 25 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (4.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 14 (2.68%) CCSP
8 13 (2.49%) AWS Certification
9 11 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (2.11%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.34%) SANS
11 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.77%) CRISC
13 3 (0.57%) CCNA
13 3 (0.57%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.57%) MCSE
13 3 (0.57%) RHCE
14 2 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (2.87%) COBIT
3 11 (2.11%) ISO 22301
4 10 (1.92%) QA
5 4 (0.77%) GAAP
5 4 (0.77%) GCP
5 4 (0.77%) GDPR
5 4 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.38%) IFRS
6 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.38%) PMO
6 2 (0.38%) SLA
7 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.19%) PMBOK
System Software
1 74 (14.18%) Docker
2 39 (7.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.07%) Active Directory
4 14 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (1.34%) VMware NSX
5 7 (1.34%) vSphere
6 6 (1.15%) vCloud
7 5 (0.96%) KVM
8 4 (0.77%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.57%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.19%) Ceph
10 1 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.19%) etcd
10 1 (0.19%) GPFS
10 1 (0.19%) HDFS
10 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 128 (24.52%) Puppet
2 82 (15.71%) Ansible
3 70 (13.41%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (4.21%) Kubernetes
4 22 (4.21%) logstash
4 22 (4.21%) Terraform
5 15 (2.87%) Grafana
5 15 (2.87%) Kibana
6 14 (2.68%) BladeLogic
6 14 (2.68%) NetBackup
7 13 (2.49%) HAProxy
7 13 (2.49%) ZABBIX
8 8 (1.53%) Rancher
9 6 (1.15%) CFEngine
10 5 (0.96%) Nagios
10 5 (0.96%) Packer
10 5 (0.96%) SCCM
11 4 (0.77%) Juju
12 3 (0.57%) Rundeck
12 3 (0.57%) Salt
Vendors
1 108 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 79 (15.13%) Oracle
3 57 (10.92%) Red Hat
4 56 (10.73%) VMware
5 27 (5.17%) Google
6 18 (3.45%) Cisco
7 11 (2.11%) HP
8 10 (1.92%) IBM
9 9 (1.72%) NetApp
9 9 (1.72%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.53%) CheckPoint
10 8 (1.53%) Palo Alto
11 7 (1.34%) Citrix
12 6 (1.15%) Cloudera
12 6 (1.15%) F5
12 6 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.15%) SolarWinds
12 6 (1.15%) Splunk
13 5 (0.96%) Rackspace
13 5 (0.96%) SAP