Period
to 25 August 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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 394 362 441
Rank change year-on-year -32 +79 -7
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 480 650 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.69% 0.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.01% 3.05% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 430 234
England median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £325
90th Percentile £688 £688 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 10
England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -31.46% +106.59%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.25 £13.70
90th Percentile £56.75 £14.75 £29.77
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £21.16
% change year-on-year +20.69% -31.46% +106.59%

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 23,830 21,295 13,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.18% 22.67% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,342 14,725 9,493
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £310 £306 £275
90th Percentile £662 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £458
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 308 186
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £20.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -8.23% +5.58%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.84 £10.85
90th Percentile £73.75 £72.88 £61.25
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +16.22% -2.63% -3.11%

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 August 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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -9 271 £525 -3.45% 78
South East +5 71 £440 -7.37% 34
South West -1 50 £480 +8.94% 14
North of England +27 43 £450 -7.69% 26
Midlands -10 31 £600 +14.19% 14
West Midlands -14 23 £600 +13.21% 10
North West +21 20 £475 -7.32% 19
Yorkshire +22 17 £425 -12.82% 5
East of England +15 15 £400 -5.88% 14
East Midlands +16 7 £550 +37.50% 3
North East +21 6 £600 +14.29% 2
Cloud Computing
UK

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 225 (46.88%) AWS
2 220 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 187 (38.96%) Azure
4 148 (30.83%) DevOps
5 126 (26.25%) Microsoft
6 123 (25.63%) Java
7 122 (25.42%) Python
8 105 (21.88%) SQL
9 100 (20.83%) Linux
10 98 (20.42%) Finance
11 86 (17.92%) Google
12 84 (17.50%) Windows
13 75 (15.63%) Docker
14 73 (15.21%) Firewall
15 72 (15.00%) Puppet
15 72 (15.00%) GCP
16 69 (14.38%) Ansible
17 64 (13.33%) Visualisation
18 62 (12.92%) Microservices
18 62 (12.92%) JavaScript
19 61 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
20 57 (11.88%) Analytics
21 55 (11.46%) Terraform
21 55 (11.46%) Security Cleared
21 55 (11.46%) Software Engineering
22 54 (11.25%) NoSQL
23 53 (11.04%) Kubernetes
24 52 (10.83%) Web Services
24 52 (10.83%) Migration
24 52 (10.83%) PostgreSQL

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 19 (3.96%) Apache Spark
2 16 (3.33%) Confluence
3 15 (3.13%) Apache
3 15 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (2.71%) Cloud Foundry
4 13 (2.71%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.88%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.67%) IIS
7 7 (1.46%) Apache Airflow
7 7 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.46%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.46%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.25%) Apache ServiceMix
8 6 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.25%) OpenStack
9 5 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (1.04%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.04%) JBoss
9 5 (1.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.54%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.42%) SPSS
4 2 (0.42%) Stata
5 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.25%) Magento
1 6 (1.25%) SAP Hybris
2 5 (1.04%) Fredhopper
2 5 (1.04%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.63%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.42%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.21%) Lawson
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.21%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.21%) SAP CAR
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 225 (46.88%) AWS
2 187 (38.96%) Azure
3 72 (15.00%) GCP
4 27 (5.63%) Office 365
5 25 (5.21%) Amazon S3
5 25 (5.21%) SaaS
6 24 (5.00%) GitHub
7 23 (4.79%) PaaS
8 20 (4.17%) Serverless
9 18 (3.75%) Google Sheets
9 18 (3.75%) IaaS
10 9 (1.88%) OpenShift
11 8 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (1.67%) Power Platform
12 7 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (1.46%) Heroku
13 6 (1.25%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (1.04%) Algolia
14 5 (1.04%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 73 (15.21%) Firewall
2 41 (8.54%) Internet
3 34 (7.08%) WAN
4 33 (6.88%) VPN
5 28 (5.83%) DNS
6 25 (5.21%) Network Security
7 24 (5.00%) LAN
8 20 (4.17%) TCP/IP
9 16 (3.33%) HTTP
10 15 (3.13%) Skype
11 11 (2.29%) MPLS
12 10 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (2.08%) Unified Communications
12 10 (2.08%) Wireless
13 7 (1.46%) Ethernet
13 7 (1.46%) H.323
13 7 (1.46%) IPsec
13 7 (1.46%) NAS
13 7 (1.46%) VoIP
13 7 (1.46%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (11.25%) NoSQL
2 52 (10.83%) PostgreSQL
3 35 (7.29%) Big Data
4 34 (7.08%) MongoDB
5 33 (6.88%) MySQL
6 30 (6.25%) SQL Server
7 26 (5.42%) Relational Database
8 18 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (3.13%) InfluxDB
10 14 (2.92%) Hadoop
11 13 (2.71%) Blockchain
12 11 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.88%) CouchDB
14 7 (1.46%) Power BI
15 6 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
15 6 (1.25%) BigQuery
15 6 (1.25%) Triplestore
16 5 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
16 5 (1.04%) Data Lake
16 5 (1.04%) DB2
Development Applications
1 50 (10.42%) Jenkins
2 45 (9.38%) Git (software)
3 41 (8.54%) JIRA
4 17 (3.54%) Vagrant
5 14 (2.92%) Maven
6 12 (2.50%) Cucumber
6 12 (2.50%) JUnit
6 12 (2.50%) Mockito
7 11 (2.29%) Visual Studio
8 10 (2.08%) git-flow
8 10 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (1.46%) Selenium
9 7 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (1.04%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.04%) GitLab
10 5 (1.04%) NetBeans
10 5 (1.04%) Subversion
11 4 (0.83%) Travis CI
12 3 (0.63%) MSBuild
12 3 (0.63%) webpack
General
1 98 (20.42%) Finance
2 31 (6.46%) Banking
3 23 (4.79%) Public Sector
4 21 (4.38%) Telecoms
5 19 (3.96%) Retail
6 12 (2.50%) Front Office
7 11 (2.29%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.88%) Law
9 7 (1.46%) Games
10 6 (1.25%) Legal
11 4 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.63%) Marketing
12 3 (0.63%) Publishing
13 2 (0.42%) Back Office
13 2 (0.42%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.42%) Police
14 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.21%) Military
14 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 120 (25.00%) Developer
2 76 (15.83%) Architect
3 38 (7.92%) Analyst
4 35 (7.29%) Cloud Engineer
4 35 (7.29%) Data Engineer
4 35 (7.29%) DevOps Engineer
5 30 (6.25%) Consultant
5 30 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 30 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 25 (5.21%) Business Analyst
7 22 (4.58%) Azure Engineer
8 20 (4.17%) Network Engineer
8 20 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (3.75%) Python Engineer
10 17 (3.54%) Cloud Architect
11 15 (3.13%) AWS Engineer
12 14 (2.92%) Azure DevOps
12 14 (2.92%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 14 (2.92%) Infrastructure Architect
13 13 (2.71%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (10.83%) Web Services
2 32 (6.67%) REST
3 31 (6.46%) React
4 30 (6.25%) RESTful
5 28 (5.83%) Spring
6 25 (5.21%) .NET
6 25 (5.21%) Node.js
7 22 (4.58%) CSS
7 22 (4.58%) HTML
8 21 (4.38%) AngularJS
9 18 (3.75%) Servlets
10 17 (3.54%) JSON
10 17 (3.54%) SOAP
11 16 (3.33%) J2EE
12 14 (2.92%) .NET Framework
13 13 (2.71%) Spring Boot
14 11 (2.29%) Apache Camel
14 11 (2.29%) Natural Language Processing
15 10 (2.08%) Kafka
15 10 (2.08%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.88%) Data Centre
3 18 (3.75%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.75%) Robotics
4 16 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 16 (3.33%) Public Cloud
5 15 (3.13%) Cloud Native
5 15 (3.13%) Internet of Things
6 14 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.71%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (2.29%) Grid Computing
8 11 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.88%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.67%) BYOD
10 8 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (1.46%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (1.46%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.46%) User Experience
12 6 (1.25%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 100 (20.83%) Linux
2 84 (17.50%) Windows
3 30 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 19 (3.96%) CentOS
5 17 (3.54%) Android
5 17 (3.54%) Apple iOS
5 17 (3.54%) Unix
6 12 (2.50%) Windows 10
7 9 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.63%) Debian
9 3 (0.63%) Fedora
9 3 (0.63%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.63%) VMS
9 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.63%) zOS
10 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (30.83%) DevOps
3 64 (13.33%) Visualisation
4 62 (12.92%) Microservices
5 61 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
6 57 (11.88%) Analytics
7 55 (11.46%) Software Engineering
8 52 (10.83%) Migration
9 50 (10.42%) Test Automation
10 49 (10.21%) Open Source
11 48 (10.00%) Scrum
12 47 (9.79%) Data Visualisation
12 47 (9.79%) Infrastructure as Code
12 47 (9.79%) TDD
13 42 (8.75%) Continuous Delivery
14 39 (8.13%) Unit Testing
15 38 (7.92%) Artificial Intelligence
15 38 (7.92%) ETL
16 36 (7.50%) Information Security
17 34 (7.08%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 123 (25.63%) Java
2 122 (25.42%) Python
3 105 (21.88%) SQL
4 62 (12.92%) JavaScript
5 40 (8.33%) Ruby
6 37 (7.71%) Bash Shell
7 35 (7.29%) Go
8 34 (7.08%) C#
8 34 (7.08%) PowerShell
9 29 (6.04%) Perl
10 27 (5.63%) C++
11 26 (5.42%) C
12 20 (4.17%) Scala
13 18 (3.75%) PL/SQL
14 14 (2.92%) PHP
14 14 (2.92%) Shell Script
14 14 (2.92%) TypeScript
15 11 (2.29%) Groovy
16 10 (2.08%) ES6
16 10 (2.08%) R
Qualifications
1 55 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 50 (10.42%) Degree
3 40 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (3.13%) Master's Degree
6 10 (2.08%) CCNA
6 10 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.67%) CCNP
7 8 (1.67%) CISSP
8 6 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.25%) CCIP
8 6 (1.25%) CISA
8 6 (1.25%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.25%) PhD
9 5 (1.04%) CCDP
9 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.83%) CISM
10 4 (0.83%) MCSE
11 3 (0.63%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.63%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.75%) QA
2 14 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.46%) COBIT
4 6 (1.25%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.83%) GDPR
5 4 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.63%) NIST
7 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.21%) NCSC
7 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 75 (15.63%) Docker
2 32 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 32 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.46%) vSphere
4 5 (1.04%) oVirt
5 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (0.83%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.63%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.63%) HDFS
6 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.63%) KVM
6 3 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.42%) Firmware
7 2 (0.42%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.42%) Xen
8 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 72 (15.00%) Puppet
2 69 (14.38%) Ansible
3 55 (11.46%) Terraform
4 53 (11.04%) Kubernetes
5 39 (8.13%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (5.42%) Packer
7 25 (5.21%) Consul
8 12 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (1.67%) SCCM
10 7 (1.46%) AirWatch
11 6 (1.25%) Kibana
12 5 (1.04%) Salt
13 4 (0.83%) QRadar
14 3 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
14 3 (0.63%) Nagios
15 2 (0.42%) CASB
15 2 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
15 2 (0.42%) logstash
15 2 (0.42%) Prometheus
15 2 (0.42%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 126 (26.25%) Microsoft
2 86 (17.92%) Google
3 41 (8.54%) VMware
4 40 (8.33%) Cisco
5 33 (6.88%) Oracle
6 24 (5.00%) Tableau
7 20 (4.17%) EMC
8 15 (3.13%) NetApp
9 13 (2.71%) Citrix
9 13 (2.71%) Juniper
10 12 (2.50%) IBM
10 12 (2.50%) Palo Alto
10 12 (2.50%) TOWER Software
11 11 (2.29%) Red Hat
11 11 (2.29%) Zscaler
12 10 (2.08%) AlgoSec
12 10 (2.08%) HP
13 8 (1.67%) SAP
13 8 (1.67%) Splunk
14 7 (1.46%) Salesforce.com