Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 398 386 370
Rank change year-on-year -12 -16 +144
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 187 528 615
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.64% 0.67%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.50% 2.27% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 341 388
Median daily rate £475 £490 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.06% -7.55% +6.00%
10th Percentile £346 £350 £384
90th Percentile £700 £675 £700
UK median daily rate £475 £488 £530
% change year-on-year -2.56% -8.02% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 3
Median hourly rate £19.25 £35.00 £30.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +13.75% +65.72%
10th Percentile £17.93 £16.93 £17.24
90th Percentile £33.83 £54.50 £71.07
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £35.00 £30.77
% change year-on-year -44.29% +13.75% +65.72%

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 12,444 23,231 19,802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.98% 28.28% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,401 16,039 13,585
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £305 £313 £308
90th Percentile £680 £658 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 291 272
Median hourly rate £33.61 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.77% +10.00% +5.37%
10th Percentile £14.98 £12.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.88 £57.50 £58.63
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +47.73% +15.79% +5.56%

Cloud Computing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Computing in England

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cloud Computing in England.

Daily rate trend for Cloud Computing in England

Cloud Computing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cloud Computing in England over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cloud Computing in England

Cloud Computing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cloud Computing in England.

Hourly rate trend for Cloud Computing in England

Cloud Computing
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cloud Computing in England over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 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 -9 84 £556 +11.25% 25
South East +102 35 £425 -15.00% 7
North of England +45 22 £463 +2.78% 20
Midlands +64 21 £450 -18.18% 4
South West +25 18 £488 +2.63% 2
Yorkshire +53 13 £450 +8.43% 1
East Midlands +43 11 £450 -13.25%
West Midlands +51 10 £355 -35.45% 4
East of England +54 5 £525 +20.00% 3
North West +31 5 £650 +13.04% 14
North East +18 4 £450 -15.09% 5
Cloud Computing
UK

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 105 (56.15%) AWS
2 82 (43.85%) Azure
3 71 (37.97%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (29.41%) DevOps
5 52 (27.81%) Python
6 40 (21.39%) Java
7 38 (20.32%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (20.32%) GCP
8 37 (19.79%) Security Cleared
9 36 (19.25%) Software Engineering
9 36 (19.25%) SQL
10 35 (18.72%) Linux
10 35 (18.72%) Finance
11 33 (17.65%) Infrastructure as Code
12 32 (17.11%) Ansible
12 32 (17.11%) JavaScript
13 30 (16.04%) Web Services
13 30 (16.04%) Windows
13 30 (16.04%) Migration
13 30 (16.04%) Jenkins
14 29 (15.51%) Microsoft
14 29 (15.51%) SC Cleared
15 28 (14.97%) Degree
15 28 (14.97%) Puppet
15 28 (14.97%) Docker
16 27 (14.44%) Kubernetes
16 27 (14.44%) Continuous Delivery
16 27 (14.44%) Git (software)
17 26 (13.90%) Analytics
17 26 (13.90%) Google

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 21 (11.23%) Apache Spark
2 16 (8.56%) Confluence
3 9 (4.81%) Jupyter
4 5 (2.67%) Anypoint
4 5 (2.67%) Mule
4 5 (2.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.67%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.67%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.14%) Apache
5 4 (2.14%) IIS
6 3 (1.60%) nginx
6 3 (1.60%) SAS
7 2 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.07%) CMS
7 2 (1.07%) Drupal
7 2 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.07%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.53%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.53%) JBoss
8 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.14%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.14%) SAP CRM
1 4 (2.14%) SAP ERP
1 4 (2.14%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (1.60%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (1.60%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.53%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.53%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 105 (56.15%) AWS
2 82 (43.85%) Azure
3 38 (20.32%) GCP
4 13 (6.95%) PaaS
4 13 (6.95%) Serverless
5 12 (6.42%) SaaS
6 11 (5.88%) IaaS
7 9 (4.81%) Amazon S3
8 7 (3.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (3.21%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (3.21%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (3.21%) GitHub
9 6 (3.21%) Office 365
9 6 (3.21%) Power Platform
10 5 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (2.67%) OpenShift
11 4 (2.14%) Azure Functions
12 3 (1.60%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (1.60%) Logic Apps
12 3 (1.60%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.23%) Firewall
1 21 (11.23%) Internet
2 13 (6.95%) DNS
2 13 (6.95%) TCP/IP
3 12 (6.42%) LAN
3 12 (6.42%) WAN
4 10 (5.35%) DHCP
4 10 (5.35%) MPLS
5 9 (4.81%) BGP
5 9 (4.81%) OSPF
5 9 (4.81%) VPN
6 8 (4.28%) Ethernet
6 8 (4.28%) SAN
7 7 (3.74%) ADSL
7 7 (3.74%) DSL
7 7 (3.74%) EIGRP
7 7 (3.74%) RIP
7 7 (3.74%) Unified Communications
7 7 (3.74%) xDSL
8 6 (3.21%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.83%) Big Data
2 18 (9.63%) Hadoop
2 18 (9.63%) SQL Server
3 14 (7.49%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (6.95%) NoSQL
5 12 (6.42%) MySQL
6 11 (5.88%) Oracle Database
7 10 (5.35%) MongoDB
7 10 (5.35%) Relational Database
8 9 (4.81%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (4.81%) RDBMS
9 7 (3.74%) Data Mining
9 7 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (3.21%) Power BI
10 6 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (3.21%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (2.67%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (2.67%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (16.04%) Jenkins
2 27 (14.44%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.42%) JIRA
4 10 (5.35%) Maven
5 7 (3.74%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.21%) Artifactory
6 6 (3.21%) GitLab
6 6 (3.21%) Selenium
7 4 (2.14%) JUnit
7 4 (2.14%) Postman
7 4 (2.14%) Travis CI
8 3 (1.60%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.60%) Gatling
8 3 (1.60%) JMeter
8 3 (1.60%) REST Assured
8 3 (1.60%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.07%) Mocha
9 2 (1.07%) Subversion
9 2 (1.07%) webpack
General
1 35 (18.72%) Finance
2 15 (8.02%) Telecoms
3 13 (6.95%) Public Sector
4 10 (5.35%) Banking
5 8 (4.28%) Marketing
6 6 (3.21%) Publishing
7 5 (2.67%) Games
8 4 (2.14%) Front Office
8 4 (2.14%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.07%) Back Office
9 2 (1.07%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.07%) Law
9 2 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.07%) Retail
10 1 (0.53%) German Language
10 1 (0.53%) Legal
10 1 (0.53%) Police
Job Titles
1 43 (22.99%) Developer
2 22 (11.76%) Architect
3 18 (9.63%) Analyst
4 15 (8.02%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (6.42%) Data Scientist
6 10 (5.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 8 (4.28%) Consultant
7 8 (4.28%) Network Engineer
8 7 (3.74%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (3.74%) Python Developer
9 6 (3.21%) Cloud Architect
9 6 (3.21%) Security Analyst
9 6 (3.21%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.21%) Storage Engineer
9 6 (3.21%) Technical Architect
10 5 (2.67%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (2.67%) DBA
10 5 (2.67%) Senior Developer
10 5 (2.67%) Virtualisation Architect
10 5 (2.67%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.04%) Web Services
2 25 (13.37%) HTML
3 21 (11.23%) Node.js
4 20 (10.70%) CSS
5 19 (10.16%) AngularJS
6 12 (6.42%) Middleware
6 12 (6.42%) RESTful
7 10 (5.35%) .NET
7 10 (5.35%) Kafka
7 10 (5.35%) Leaflet
7 10 (5.35%) React
8 8 (4.28%) NumPy
8 8 (4.28%) REST
8 8 (4.28%) XML
9 7 (3.74%) LDAP
9 7 (3.74%) Pandas
10 6 (3.21%) RAML
10 6 (3.21%) SOAP
10 6 (3.21%) TensorFlow
11 5 (2.67%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.88%) Algorithms
3 9 (4.81%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.28%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (3.74%) Cloud Native
5 7 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.74%) PKI
5 7 (3.74%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.74%) User Experience
6 5 (2.67%) Analytical Mindset
6 5 (2.67%) Clustering
6 5 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.14%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.14%) Derivative
7 4 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.14%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.14%) Social Media
8 3 (1.60%) Grid Computing
8 3 (1.60%) Internet of Things
8 3 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 35 (18.72%) Linux
2 30 (16.04%) Windows
3 15 (8.02%) Unix
4 13 (6.95%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.28%) Solaris
6 4 (2.14%) AIX
6 4 (2.14%) Android
6 4 (2.14%) HPUX
6 4 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.14%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.07%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.07%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (37.97%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (29.41%) DevOps
3 38 (20.32%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (19.25%) Software Engineering
5 33 (17.65%) Infrastructure as Code
6 30 (16.04%) Migration
7 27 (14.44%) Continuous Delivery
8 26 (13.90%) Analytics
9 25 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (12.83%) Scrum
11 23 (12.30%) Computer Science
12 22 (11.76%) Machine Learning
13 20 (10.70%) Artificial Intelligence
14 19 (10.16%) Data Science
14 19 (10.16%) Open Source
15 18 (9.63%) Mathematics
15 18 (9.63%) Test Automation
16 16 (8.56%) High Availability
16 16 (8.56%) Kanban
17 15 (8.02%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 52 (27.81%) Python
2 40 (21.39%) Java
3 36 (19.25%) SQL
4 32 (17.11%) JavaScript
5 18 (9.63%) C#
6 12 (6.42%) PowerShell
7 11 (5.88%) C
7 11 (5.88%) PL/SQL
7 11 (5.88%) Ruby
8 9 (4.81%) Bash Shell
8 9 (4.81%) C++
9 6 (3.21%) Scala
10 5 (2.67%) R
11 4 (2.14%) Apex Code
11 4 (2.14%) Go
11 4 (2.14%) Kotlin
11 4 (2.14%) Perl
11 4 (2.14%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.14%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.60%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 37 (19.79%) Security Cleared
2 29 (15.51%) SC Cleared
3 28 (14.97%) Degree
4 16 (8.56%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (6.95%) CCNA
6 11 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (5.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (4.81%) BC Cleared
9 8 (4.28%) CCNP
10 7 (3.74%) CCIP
11 5 (2.67%) CCDP
11 5 (2.67%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.14%) CISSP
13 3 (1.60%) AWS Certification
13 3 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (1.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 2 (1.07%) CCSP
14 2 (1.07%) ISTQB
14 2 (1.07%) Master's Degree
14 2 (1.07%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.28%) QA
2 4 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (2.14%) SLA
3 2 (1.07%) PMO
4 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.53%) GDPR
4 1 (0.53%) GxP
4 1 (0.53%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.53%) NIST
4 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (14.97%) Docker
2 17 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.95%) Active Directory
4 7 (3.74%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (3.74%) VMware NSX
4 7 (3.74%) vSphere
5 4 (2.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 4 (2.14%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.60%) Oracle Clusterware
6 3 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.07%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.53%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.53%) Firmware
8 1 (0.53%) HDFS
8 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 32 (17.11%) Ansible
2 28 (14.97%) Puppet
3 27 (14.44%) Kubernetes
4 23 (12.30%) Terraform
5 19 (10.16%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.21%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 5 (2.67%) Data Guard
7 5 (2.67%) Prometheus
8 4 (2.14%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.60%) Grafana
9 3 (1.60%) Kibana
9 3 (1.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (1.60%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (1.07%) Control-M
10 2 (1.07%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (1.07%) Graphite
10 2 (1.07%) Nagios
10 2 (1.07%) SCCM
11 1 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (15.51%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.90%) Google
3 21 (11.23%) Oracle
4 19 (10.16%) Cisco
5 18 (9.63%) VMware
6 11 (5.88%) MuleSoft
6 11 (5.88%) SAP
7 8 (4.28%) EMC
7 8 (4.28%) Juniper
7 8 (4.28%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (3.74%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 7 (3.74%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.74%) Sybase
9 6 (3.21%) Splunk
9 6 (3.21%) TOWER Software
10 5 (2.67%) Cloudera
10 5 (2.67%) Hitachi
11 4 (2.14%) Brocade
11 4 (2.14%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.60%) Fortinet