Period
to 24 January 2019

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 24 January 2019 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 357 410 450
Rank change year-on-year +53 +40 +24
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 644 527 429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.57% 0.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.85% 3.14% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 290 305
England median daily rate £525 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £375 £369 £306
90th Percentile £713 £700 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £490
% change year-on-year -4.55% +12.24% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 4
England median hourly rate £24.33 £30.77 £23.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.93% +31.16% -60.90%
10th Percentile £17.45 £12.45 £12.27
90th Percentile £35.00 £62.45 £34.65
UK median hourly rate £24.33 £30.77 £23.46
% change year-on-year -20.93% +31.16% -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 22,609 16,775 11,544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 24.77% 18.12% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,738 11,774 7,974
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £293
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 206 152
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.81 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -0.99% -12.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.13 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.13 £58.75 £56.87
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £19.00
% change year-on-year -10.83% +3.29% -12.20%

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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 2019. 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 +90 306 £550 +0.92% 98
South East -59 118 £500 -9.09% 30
North of England +84 114 £525 +16.67% 29
North West +49 60 £531 +11.84% 19
Midlands -16 54 £525 -4.55% 13
West Midlands -16 36 £550 +22.22% 10
Yorkshire +10 32 £425 -5.03% 7
South West -24 29 £478 -4.50% 17
North East +9 22 £530 +17.78% 3
East of England +13 19 £500 -2.44% 15
East Midlands +11 17 £494 -19.06% 3
Cloud Computing
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, 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.

1 356 (55.28%) Amazon AWS
2 285 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
3 242 (37.58%) DevOps
4 221 (34.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 207 (32.14%) Linux
6 192 (29.81%) Windows
7 155 (24.07%) Jenkins
8 149 (23.14%) Microsoft
9 145 (22.52%) Puppet
10 140 (21.74%) Ansible
11 135 (20.96%) Python
12 134 (20.81%) Finance
13 129 (20.03%) Continuous Integration
14 123 (19.10%) Docker
15 122 (18.94%) Security Cleared
16 121 (18.79%) Java
17 117 (18.17%) Configuration Management
17 117 (18.17%) Git (software)
18 95 (14.75%) Google
18 95 (14.75%) Scrum
19 94 (14.60%) Test Automation
20 93 (14.44%) SC Cleared
21 91 (14.13%) Oracle
21 91 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
22 90 (13.98%) Google Cloud Platform
22 90 (13.98%) Kubernetes
23 89 (13.82%) Continuous Delivery
24 84 (13.04%) Web Services
25 80 (12.42%) Red Hat
25 80 (12.42%) SaaS

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 37 (5.75%) Apache
2 36 (5.59%) Confluence
3 28 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 25 (3.88%) IIS
4 25 (3.88%) WebSphere
5 23 (3.57%) Jetty
5 23 (3.57%) Mongrel
5 23 (3.57%) nginx
6 20 (3.11%) Apache Spark
7 19 (2.95%) Cloud Foundry
8 17 (2.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 16 (2.48%) SharePoint
10 10 (1.55%) Skype for Business
11 9 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (1.09%) JBoss
13 6 (0.93%) NServiceBus
14 5 (0.78%) Apache Pig
14 5 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
15 4 (0.62%) MS Exchange
15 4 (0.62%) Mule
Applications
1 41 (6.37%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.71%) Actimize
2 7 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.09%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.31%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.16%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.16%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 356 (55.28%) Amazon AWS
2 221 (34.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (13.98%) Google Cloud Platform
4 80 (12.42%) SaaS
5 56 (8.70%) PaaS
6 53 (8.23%) IaaS
7 43 (6.68%) Office 365
8 42 (6.52%) Serverless
9 36 (5.59%) GitHub
10 30 (4.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 24 (3.73%) Amazon EC2
12 22 (3.42%) OpenShift
13 17 (2.64%) Sumo Logic
14 15 (2.33%) Amazon S3
15 13 (2.02%) Google App Engine
16 9 (1.40%) Amazon EMR
17 8 (1.24%) Amazon Kinesis
18 7 (1.09%) OneDrive
19 5 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
19 5 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 51 (7.92%) DNS
2 46 (7.14%) HTTP
3 40 (6.21%) Firewall
3 40 (6.21%) Internet
4 38 (5.90%) TCP/IP
5 25 (3.88%) VPN
6 24 (3.73%) LAN
6 24 (3.73%) SSL
6 24 (3.73%) WAN
7 20 (3.11%) DHCP
7 20 (3.11%) NAS
8 17 (2.64%) Network Security
9 16 (2.48%) FTP
9 16 (2.48%) IPsec
10 15 (2.33%) Reverse Proxy
11 12 (1.86%) Fibre Channel
11 12 (1.86%) iSCSI
11 12 (1.86%) Skype
12 11 (1.71%) VLAN
12 11 (1.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (9.32%) Big Data
2 55 (8.54%) SQL Server
3 38 (5.90%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (5.28%) NoSQL
5 26 (4.04%) Amazon RDS
6 24 (3.73%) Hadoop
6 24 (3.73%) MySQL
7 23 (3.57%) MongoDB
8 20 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (2.64%) Apache Hive
10 14 (2.17%) Oracle Database
11 13 (2.02%) HBase
12 11 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
13 9 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.40%) Sqoop
14 8 (1.24%) DB2
15 7 (1.09%) MariaDB
15 7 (1.09%) Relational Database
16 6 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 5 (0.78%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 155 (24.07%) Jenkins
2 117 (18.17%) Git (software)
3 66 (10.25%) Maven
4 52 (8.07%) Subversion
5 50 (7.76%) Sonatype Nexus
6 39 (6.06%) JIRA
7 30 (4.66%) Selenium
8 22 (3.42%) Travis CI
9 20 (3.11%) GitLab
9 20 (3.11%) Gradle
10 19 (2.95%) TeamCity
11 16 (2.48%) Ant
11 16 (2.48%) Artifactory
12 15 (2.33%) Vagrant
13 14 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 13 (2.02%) CruiseControl
14 13 (2.02%) MSBuild
15 12 (1.86%) Visual Studio Team System
16 8 (1.24%) JUnit
16 8 (1.24%) NetBeans
General
1 134 (20.81%) Finance
2 57 (8.85%) Banking
3 52 (8.07%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.26%) Mandarin Language
5 19 (2.95%) Retail
6 10 (1.55%) Retail Banking
7 8 (1.24%) Legal
8 6 (0.93%) Marketing
9 5 (0.78%) Automotive
9 5 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.78%) Front Office
9 5 (0.78%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.31%) Electronics
11 2 (0.31%) Law
11 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.31%) Publishing
12 1 (0.16%) Back Office
12 1 (0.16%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 141 (21.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 100 (15.53%) Architect
3 66 (10.25%) Developer
4 64 (9.94%) AWS Engineer
5 54 (8.39%) AWS DevOps
6 41 (6.37%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 38 (5.90%) Analyst
8 35 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
9 32 (4.97%) Consultant
10 31 (4.81%) Data Scientist
11 29 (4.50%) Cloud Architect
12 28 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
13 26 (4.04%) Azure Engineer
14 24 (3.73%) AWS Architect
14 24 (3.73%) Java Developer
15 21 (3.26%) Azure DevOps
15 21 (3.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 21 (3.26%) Senior DevOps
16 19 (2.95%) Azure Architect
17 18 (2.80%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (13.04%) Web Services
2 48 (7.45%) .NET
3 47 (7.30%) Middleware
4 31 (4.81%) HTML
5 25 (3.88%) RESTful
6 24 (3.73%) Node.js
6 24 (3.73%) Servlets
6 24 (3.73%) YAML
7 22 (3.42%) CSS
8 21 (3.26%) AngularJS
9 20 (3.11%) Spring
10 18 (2.80%) HTML5
11 17 (2.64%) REST
11 17 (2.64%) XML
12 15 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
13 14 (2.17%) Kafka
14 13 (2.02%) JRuby
14 13 (2.02%) RabbitMQ
15 12 (1.86%) CSS3
16 11 (1.71%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.30%) Hybrid Cloud
2 45 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (6.06%) Public Cloud
4 32 (4.97%) Data Centre
4 32 (4.97%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (3.26%) User Experience
6 19 (2.95%) Mainframe
6 19 (2.95%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.80%) Replication
7 18 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (2.33%) Microsoft Licensing
9 12 (1.86%) Algorithms
9 12 (1.86%) HP Storage
10 10 (1.55%) Fintech
11 9 (1.40%) Grid Computing
12 8 (1.24%) iSeries
12 8 (1.24%) Private Cloud
13 7 (1.09%) Wiki
14 6 (0.93%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 207 (32.14%) Linux
2 192 (29.81%) Windows
3 71 (11.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (4.19%) Unix
5 24 (3.73%) Windows Server
6 17 (2.64%) CentOS
7 15 (2.33%) Debian
8 14 (2.17%) Ubuntu
9 13 (2.02%) Fedora
10 9 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.62%) Android
11 4 (0.62%) VMS
12 3 (0.47%) AIX
12 3 (0.47%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.47%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.47%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.16%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (37.58%) DevOps
3 129 (20.03%) Continuous Integration
4 117 (18.17%) Configuration Management
5 95 (14.75%) Scrum
6 94 (14.60%) Test Automation
7 91 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
8 89 (13.82%) Continuous Delivery
9 74 (11.49%) Kanban
10 70 (10.87%) TDD
11 65 (10.09%) Open Source
12 64 (9.94%) Migration
13 62 (9.63%) Software Engineering
14 59 (9.16%) SOA
15 50 (7.76%) Deployment Automation
16 48 (7.45%) Microservices
17 47 (7.30%) Task Automation
18 45 (6.99%) Computer Science
19 44 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
20 43 (6.68%) Customer-Centricity
Programming Languages
1 135 (20.96%) Python
2 121 (18.79%) Java
3 65 (10.09%) PowerShell
3 65 (10.09%) SQL
4 61 (9.47%) Perl
5 60 (9.32%) Ruby
6 54 (8.39%) C#
7 53 (8.23%) JavaScript
8 49 (7.61%) Bash Shell
9 31 (4.81%) Scala
10 29 (4.50%) Go
11 23 (3.57%) C
12 22 (3.42%) R
13 14 (2.17%) Java 8
14 9 (1.40%) C++
14 9 (1.40%) T-SQL
15 8 (1.24%) Groovy
15 8 (1.24%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.24%) VBA
16 6 (0.93%) ES6
Qualifications
1 122 (18.94%) Security Cleared
2 93 (14.44%) SC Cleared
3 64 (9.94%) Degree
4 28 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (3.11%) AWS Certification
6 19 (2.95%) DV Cleared
7 16 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (1.55%) MCSE
10 9 (1.40%) SNIA Certification
11 8 (1.24%) CCNA
11 8 (1.24%) CCNP
12 6 (0.93%) ISEB
13 5 (0.78%) BC Cleared
13 5 (0.78%) CCIE
14 4 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.62%) PhD
15 3 (0.47%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.57%) QA
2 8 (1.24%) GDPR
3 7 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.47%) GAMP
6 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.47%) SLA
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.16%) P3O
7 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 123 (19.10%) Docker
2 64 (9.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (5.59%) Active Directory
4 23 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 15 (2.33%) Xen
6 13 (2.02%) HDFS
6 13 (2.02%) VirtualBox
7 9 (1.40%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.47%) vSphere
11 2 (0.31%) NFS
12 1 (0.16%) KVM
12 1 (0.16%) NDS
12 1 (0.16%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.16%) XenApp
12 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 145 (22.52%) Puppet
2 140 (21.74%) Ansible
3 90 (13.98%) Kubernetes
4 57 (8.85%) Opscode Chef
5 47 (7.30%) Terraform
6 37 (5.75%) ZABBIX
7 26 (4.04%) Nagios
8 20 (3.11%) Salt
9 19 (2.95%) Packer
10 17 (2.64%) Docker Swarm
11 14 (2.17%) Kibana
12 13 (2.02%) Graylog
13 12 (1.86%) logstash
14 9 (1.40%) Oozie
14 9 (1.40%) Tivoli
15 8 (1.24%) Hadoop YARN
16 7 (1.09%) SCCM
17 5 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
18 4 (0.62%) Ambari
18 4 (0.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 149 (23.14%) Microsoft
2 95 (14.75%) Google
3 91 (14.13%) Oracle
4 80 (12.42%) Red Hat
5 67 (10.40%) VMware
6 28 (4.35%) EMC
6 28 (4.35%) NetApp
7 22 (3.42%) Atlassian
8 19 (2.95%) Cisco
9 18 (2.80%) AppDynamics
10 15 (2.33%) HP
10 15 (2.33%) ServiceNow
11 14 (2.17%) New Relic
11 14 (2.17%) Riverbed
12 13 (2.02%) Citrix
12 13 (2.02%) Cloudera
12 13 (2.02%) Splunk
12 13 (2.02%) TOWER Software
13 12 (1.86%) Brocade
13 12 (1.86%) Huawei