Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 354 452 427
Rank change year-on-year +98 -25 +76
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 643 398 536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.45% 0.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.20% 3.17% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 218 386
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £344
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 2
England median hourly rate £14.50 £21.16 £20.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.46% +3.03% -41.34%
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.74 £14.99
90th Percentile £14.75 £29.77 £27.28
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £21.16 £20.53
% change year-on-year -31.46% +3.03% -41.34%

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 20,087 12,556 10,160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.33% 14.33% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,845 8,577 7,141
England median daily rate £480 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +2.78% +9.76%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £293
90th Percentile £644 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 184 146
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% -15.56%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.81 £11.58
90th Percentile £66.25 £62.93 £47.17
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00

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 23 July 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
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 23 July 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 +80 376 £550 +7.84% 105
South East +6 105 £525 +13.51% 40
Midlands +32 71 £525 -6.67% 14
West Midlands +23 64 £530 -3.64% 9
North of England +6 43 £488 +8.33% 34
East of England +6 26 £425 +8.97% 15
Yorkshire -1 24 £488 -4.88% 12
South West +3 21 £463 +8.82% 28
North West -28 16 £513 +13.89% 18
East Midlands +4 7 £400 -33.33% 5
North East +5 3 £525 - 4
Cloud Computing
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, 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.

1 334 (51.94%) Amazon AWS
2 298 (46.35%) Agile Software Development
3 249 (38.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 179 (27.84%) DevOps
5 178 (27.68%) Python
6 176 (27.37%) SQL
7 153 (23.79%) Finance
8 151 (23.48%) Microsoft
9 147 (22.86%) Linux
10 128 (19.91%) Git (software)
11 125 (19.44%) Java
11 125 (19.44%) .NET
12 120 (18.66%) C#
13 116 (18.04%) TDD
14 115 (17.88%) Jenkins
15 109 (16.95%) Windows
16 101 (15.71%) Docker
17 98 (15.24%) Puppet
17 98 (15.24%) SQL Server
18 93 (14.46%) Continuous Integration
19 92 (14.31%) Ansible
20 89 (13.84%) Microservices
21 82 (12.75%) Ruby
22 78 (12.13%) Software Engineering
22 78 (12.13%) Perl
23 76 (11.82%) JavaScript
23 76 (11.82%) Configuration Management
24 75 (11.66%) MySQL
25 71 (11.04%) Unit Testing
26 70 (10.89%) Security Cleared

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 43 (6.69%) Elasticsearch
2 37 (5.75%) nginx
2 37 (5.75%) NServiceBus
3 27 (4.20%) Apache
4 26 (4.04%) OpenStack
5 22 (3.42%) Apache Spark
6 17 (2.64%) Documentum
7 16 (2.49%) Tomcat
8 15 (2.33%) CMS
9 14 (2.18%) Ethereum
10 13 (2.02%) Hyperledger
11 10 (1.56%) Confluence
11 10 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (1.40%) JBoss
12 9 (1.40%) SharePoint
12 9 (1.40%) WebSphere
13 8 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (1.24%) IIS
14 7 (1.09%) Jetty
14 7 (1.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 32 (4.98%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (3.11%) MS Visio
4 14 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.31%) SPSS
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.47%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.31%) Actimize
2 2 (0.31%) HiPortfolio
2 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.16%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 334 (51.94%) Amazon AWS
2 249 (38.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (8.86%) PaaS
4 53 (8.24%) IaaS
5 40 (6.22%) SaaS
6 37 (5.75%) Google Cloud Platform
7 28 (4.35%) Office 365
8 23 (3.58%) Serverless
9 22 (3.42%) Amazon S3
10 17 (2.64%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (1.87%) GitHub
12 10 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (1.40%) Amazon EMR
14 7 (1.09%) Sumo Logic
15 6 (0.93%) Akamai
15 6 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (0.93%) Rackspace Cloud
16 5 (0.78%) OneDrive
16 5 (0.78%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (7.78%) Internet
2 45 (7.00%) DNS
3 39 (6.07%) TCP/IP
4 37 (5.75%) Firewall
5 27 (4.20%) SSL
6 12 (1.87%) HTTP
7 11 (1.71%) DMARC
8 10 (1.56%) DHCP
9 9 (1.40%) Kerberos
9 9 (1.40%) WAN
10 8 (1.24%) DKIM
10 8 (1.24%) VPN
11 7 (1.09%) LAN
11 7 (1.09%) Network Security
11 7 (1.09%) Wireless
12 6 (0.93%) Skype
13 5 (0.78%) LTE
13 5 (0.78%) OpenFlow
13 5 (0.78%) SNMP
13 5 (0.78%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (15.24%) SQL Server
2 75 (11.66%) MySQL
3 54 (8.40%) NoSQL
4 53 (8.24%) MongoDB
5 47 (7.31%) Big Data
6 39 (6.07%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (4.35%) Blockchain
8 16 (2.49%) Hadoop
9 13 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (1.87%) Power BI
10 12 (1.87%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.71%) HBase
12 10 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (1.40%) Redis
14 8 (1.24%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
14 8 (1.24%) Cosmos DB
14 8 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.24%) InfluxDB
14 8 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 128 (19.91%) Git (software)
2 115 (17.88%) Jenkins
3 43 (6.69%) Subversion
4 42 (6.53%) Maven
5 32 (4.98%) Artifactory
6 29 (4.51%) Sonatype Nexus
7 28 (4.35%) TeamCity
8 26 (4.04%) JIRA
9 25 (3.89%) Visual Studio
10 24 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (2.95%) Octopus Deploy
11 19 (2.95%) Vagrant
12 16 (2.49%) Gradle
13 13 (2.02%) Ant
14 8 (1.24%) Mercurial
15 7 (1.09%) Bitbucket
15 7 (1.09%) SonarQube
16 6 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 6 (0.93%) MSBuild
16 6 (0.93%) Rational Rose
General
1 153 (23.79%) Finance
2 66 (10.26%) Telecoms
3 52 (8.09%) Banking
4 27 (4.20%) Front Office
5 20 (3.11%) Mandarin Language
5 20 (3.11%) Marketing
6 19 (2.95%) Retail
7 13 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.40%) Electronics
9 8 (1.24%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.93%) Legal
10 6 (0.93%) Publishing
11 5 (0.78%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.62%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.47%) Games
14 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.31%) Back Office
14 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.31%) Local Government
15 1 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 184 (28.62%) Developer
2 116 (18.04%) Architect
3 114 (17.73%) DevOps Engineer
4 64 (9.95%) C# Developer
5 51 (7.93%) Analyst
6 44 (6.84%) AWS Engineer
7 43 (6.69%) .NET Developer
8 41 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
9 38 (5.91%) AWS DevOps
10 37 (5.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 35 (5.44%) Cloud Architect
12 33 (5.13%) AWS Architect
13 27 (4.20%) Java Developer
14 26 (4.04%) Business Analyst
15 25 (3.89%) Software Developer
16 24 (3.73%) Senior Developer
17 23 (3.58%) Consultant
18 21 (3.27%) Cloud Engineer
18 21 (3.27%) Software Engineer
18 21 (3.27%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (19.44%) .NET
2 64 (9.95%) Middleware
3 63 (9.80%) RabbitMQ
4 59 (9.18%) Web Services
5 29 (4.51%) Elastic Stack
6 28 (4.35%) HTML
7 27 (4.20%) ASP.NET
7 27 (4.20%) Node.js
8 26 (4.04%) AngularJS
8 26 (4.04%) REST
9 24 (3.73%) CSS
10 23 (3.58%) LEMP Stack
11 22 (3.42%) ActiveMQ
12 21 (3.27%) Spring
13 20 (3.11%) .NET Core
14 19 (2.95%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (2.80%) ASP.NET Web API
16 16 (2.49%) RESTful
16 16 (2.49%) Sensu
17 13 (2.02%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.62%) Public Cloud
2 45 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
4 29 (4.51%) Enterprise Software
5 25 (3.89%) Linux Command Line
6 24 (3.73%) Computer Science
6 24 (3.73%) User Experience
7 23 (3.58%) Data Centre
7 23 (3.58%) Management Information System
8 20 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (2.18%) Bitcoin
9 14 (2.18%) Fintech
10 12 (1.87%) Grid Computing
11 10 (1.56%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.24%) Market Risk
13 7 (1.09%) Fixed Income
13 7 (1.09%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.93%) PKI
14 6 (0.93%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 147 (22.86%) Linux
2 109 (16.95%) Windows
3 46 (7.15%) Unix
4 30 (4.67%) Windows Server
5 29 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (2.33%) Ubuntu
8 14 (2.18%) CentOS
9 13 (2.02%) Windows 10
10 10 (1.56%) Debian
11 8 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (1.09%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.78%) Fedora
14 4 (0.62%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.16%) Android
16 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (46.35%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (27.84%) DevOps
3 116 (18.04%) TDD
4 93 (14.46%) Continuous Integration
5 89 (13.84%) Microservices
6 78 (12.13%) Software Engineering
7 76 (11.82%) Configuration Management
8 71 (11.04%) Unit Testing
9 70 (10.89%) Migration
10 65 (10.11%) Multithreading
11 61 (9.49%) SOA
12 60 (9.33%) Project Management
13 56 (8.71%) Open Source
14 53 (8.24%) Analytics
15 49 (7.62%) BDD
15 49 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
16 45 (7.00%) Continuous Delivery
17 44 (6.84%) Customer-Centricity
18 43 (6.69%) Test Automation
19 42 (6.53%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 178 (27.68%) Python
2 176 (27.37%) SQL
3 125 (19.44%) Java
4 120 (18.66%) C#
5 82 (12.75%) Ruby
6 78 (12.13%) Perl
7 76 (11.82%) JavaScript
8 62 (9.64%) Bash Shell
9 55 (8.55%) T-SQL
10 53 (8.24%) PowerShell
11 38 (5.91%) C++
12 33 (5.13%) C
13 29 (4.51%) Go
14 20 (3.11%) Scala
15 17 (2.64%) PHP
16 14 (2.18%) Groovy
17 12 (1.87%) R
18 11 (1.71%) TypeScript
19 9 (1.40%) ES6
20 7 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (10.89%) Security Cleared
2 53 (8.24%) Degree
3 52 (8.09%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.24%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.24%) PhD
7 5 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.78%) CISSP
8 4 (0.62%) CCNA
8 4 (0.62%) CCNP
8 4 (0.62%) CISM
8 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.47%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.47%) HNC
9 3 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.47%) MCSE
9 3 (0.47%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.31%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.80%) GCP
2 14 (2.18%) QA
3 12 (1.87%) SLA
4 10 (1.56%) GDPR
4 10 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.93%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.47%) NIST 800
7 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.47%) PMO
8 2 (0.31%) COBIT
8 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.31%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 101 (15.71%) Docker
2 56 (8.71%) Active Directory
3 50 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (2.80%) etcd
5 17 (2.64%) vSphere
6 16 (2.49%) flannel
7 6 (0.93%) HDFS
7 6 (0.93%) VirtualBox
7 6 (0.93%) Xen
8 5 (0.78%) KVM
8 5 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.78%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.47%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.47%) Varnish
11 2 (0.31%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 98 (15.24%) Puppet
2 92 (14.31%) Ansible
3 61 (9.49%) Kubernetes
4 46 (7.15%) Terraform
5 37 (5.75%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (3.27%) logstash
7 20 (3.11%) HAProxy
8 17 (2.64%) Grafana
8 17 (2.64%) WSUS
9 16 (2.49%) rkt
10 15 (2.33%) Salt
10 15 (2.33%) SCCM
11 13 (2.02%) Kibana
12 10 (1.56%) Docker Swarm
13 9 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
13 9 (1.40%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 8 (1.24%) Prometheus
15 7 (1.09%) Nagios
15 7 (1.09%) Packer
16 6 (0.93%) Graylog
Vendors
1 151 (23.48%) Microsoft
2 55 (8.55%) VMware
3 42 (6.53%) Red Hat
4 31 (4.82%) Oracle
5 29 (4.51%) Google
6 24 (3.73%) Cisco
6 24 (3.73%) Citrix
7 19 (2.95%) Pega
8 16 (2.49%) New Relic
8 16 (2.49%) Tableau
9 13 (2.02%) MuleSoft
10 11 (1.71%) Alteryx
10 11 (1.71%) Rackspace
10 11 (1.71%) Sitecore
10 11 (1.71%) TOWER Software
11 10 (1.56%) Splunk
12 9 (1.40%) SAP
13 8 (1.24%) HP
13 8 (1.24%) Huawei
13 8 (1.24%) Perforce