Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 314 394 386
Rank change year-on-year +80 -8 +43
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 160 478 606
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.60% 0.65%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.94% 2.03% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 332 409
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -1.96%
10th Percentile £350 £368 £363
90th Percentile £688 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Median hourly rate £18.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.14% - -
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 8,255 23,525 21,627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.84% 29.38% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,553 16,152 15,055
Median daily rate £500 £500 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.71% +3.24%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £306
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 371 313
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.63 £82.50 £63.79
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +62.79% +19.44% -10.00%

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 1 October 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
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 1 October 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 +53 100 £525 -2.78% 37
South East +146 25 £410 -8.89% 17
South West +73 11 £425 -11.46% 11
Midlands +83 10 £375 -37.50% 12
West Midlands +63 6 £351 -41.46% 10
North of England +94 4 £673 +53.71% 19
East Midlands +57 4 £375 - 2
East of England +86 2 £525 +31.25% 4
North West +72 2 £650 +40.54% 9
Yorkshire +74 1 - - 8
North East +36 1 £695 +15.83% 2
Cloud Computing
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 76 (47.50%) AWS
2 63 (39.38%) Azure
3 61 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (30.00%) DevOps
5 46 (28.75%) Python
6 45 (28.13%) Finance
7 44 (27.50%) Java
8 35 (21.88%) Microsoft
9 33 (20.63%) JavaScript
10 30 (18.75%) Windows
10 30 (18.75%) Kubernetes
11 29 (18.13%) GCP
12 28 (17.50%) Linux
13 27 (16.88%) React
14 26 (16.25%) Web Services
14 26 (16.25%) Software Engineering
14 26 (16.25%) AngularJS
15 25 (15.63%) Docker
16 24 (15.00%) VMware
16 24 (15.00%) Data Structures
17 23 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
17 23 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (13.75%) Degree
18 22 (13.75%) SQL
18 22 (13.75%) Terraform
19 21 (13.13%) Microservices
19 21 (13.13%) C#
19 21 (13.13%) Active Directory
19 21 (13.13%) Jenkins
20 20 (12.50%) Ansible

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 14 (8.75%) Apache Spark
2 11 (6.88%) IIS
3 10 (6.25%) Apache
3 10 (6.25%) CMS
4 6 (3.75%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.13%) Confluence
6 4 (2.50%) Apache Airflow
6 4 (2.50%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.25%) NServiceBus
7 2 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.63%) Camunda
8 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 76 (47.50%) AWS
2 63 (39.38%) Azure
3 29 (18.13%) GCP
4 20 (12.50%) PaaS
5 18 (11.25%) SaaS
6 17 (10.63%) IaaS
7 13 (8.13%) Serverless
8 11 (6.88%) Office 365
9 9 (5.63%) Amazon S3
10 7 (4.38%) GitHub
11 6 (3.75%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (2.50%) Amazon ECS
12 4 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (2.50%) npm
13 3 (1.88%) OpenShift
13 3 (1.88%) Power Platform
13 3 (1.88%) Route 53
14 2 (1.25%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.38%) Firewall
1 15 (9.38%) Internet
2 14 (8.75%) DNS
3 11 (6.88%) Network Security
4 10 (6.25%) DHCP
4 10 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.63%) DMZ
5 9 (5.63%) Kerberos
6 6 (3.75%) VPN
6 6 (3.75%) WAN
7 5 (3.13%) HTTP
7 5 (3.13%) LAN
8 3 (1.88%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (1.88%) IPsec
8 3 (1.88%) Multicast
8 3 (1.88%) SNMP
8 3 (1.88%) VoIP
9 2 (1.25%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.25%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.25%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 15 (9.38%) Big Data
3 14 (8.75%) MongoDB
3 14 (8.75%) SQL Server
4 11 (6.88%) MySQL
5 9 (5.63%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (4.38%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.13%) Flink
8 4 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (2.50%) Couchbase
8 4 (2.50%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.88%) Power BI
9 3 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.25%) Data Lake
10 2 (1.25%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.25%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (1.25%) GIS
10 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (13.13%) Jenkins
2 18 (11.25%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.00%) webpack
4 7 (4.38%) Gradle
4 7 (4.38%) Maven
4 7 (4.38%) Subversion
5 6 (3.75%) JIRA
6 4 (2.50%) Cypress.io
6 4 (2.50%) Grunt
6 4 (2.50%) Mocha
6 4 (2.50%) SonarQube
6 4 (2.50%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.88%) Ant
7 3 (1.88%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.88%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.25%) MSTest
8 2 (1.25%) NUnit
8 2 (1.25%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 45 (28.13%) Finance
2 18 (11.25%) Banking
3 14 (8.75%) Public Sector
4 11 (6.88%) Investment Banking
5 7 (4.38%) Retail
5 7 (4.38%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.75%) Social Housing
7 3 (1.88%) Front Office
8 2 (1.25%) Billing
8 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.25%) French Language
8 2 (1.25%) Law
8 2 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.25%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.63%) International Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Marketing
9 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 45 (28.13%) Developer
2 18 (11.25%) Architect
3 15 (9.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 11 (6.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 7 (4.38%) Data Engineer
6 7 (4.38%) Programme Manager
6 7 (4.38%) Security Specialist
6 7 (4.38%) Senior Developer
6 7 (4.38%) Wintel Engineer
7 6 (3.75%) .NET Developer
7 6 (3.75%) Analyst
7 6 (3.75%) AWS DevOps
7 6 (3.75%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (3.75%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (3.75%) Support Engineer
7 6 (3.75%) Wintel Support
8 5 (3.13%) Operations Support Engineer
8 5 (3.13%) Python Developer
8 5 (3.13%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.88%) React
2 26 (16.25%) AngularJS
2 26 (16.25%) Web Services
3 20 (12.50%) Node.js
4 17 (10.63%) RESTful
5 15 (9.38%) CSS
5 15 (9.38%) HTML
6 14 (8.75%) REST
7 11 (6.88%) .NET
7 11 (6.88%) Kafka
7 11 (6.88%) Redux
8 10 (6.25%) jQuery
9 9 (5.63%) Backbone.js
9 9 (5.63%) LDAP
9 9 (5.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (5.00%) NumPy
10 8 (5.00%) Pandas
10 8 (5.00%) Spring
11 7 (4.38%) .NET Framework
11 7 (4.38%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.00%) Data Structures
2 18 (11.25%) Algorithms
2 18 (11.25%) Management Information System
3 16 (10.00%) User Experience
4 14 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (6.25%) Data Centre
6 8 (5.00%) Clustering
7 7 (4.38%) PKI
8 5 (3.13%) Market Risk
8 5 (3.13%) Mobile App
8 5 (3.13%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.50%) Grid Computing
10 3 (1.88%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.88%) Internet of Things
10 3 (1.88%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (1.25%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (1.25%) EMC VMAX
11 2 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.75%) Windows
2 28 (17.50%) Linux
3 15 (9.38%) Unix
4 12 (7.50%) Solaris
5 8 (5.00%) Windows Server
6 7 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.38%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (4.38%) Windows Server 2019
7 6 (3.75%) Android
7 6 (3.75%) Apple iOS
7 6 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.50%) AIX
9 2 (1.25%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.63%) CentOS
10 1 (0.63%) Debian
10 1 (0.63%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (30.00%) DevOps
3 26 (16.25%) Software Engineering
4 23 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (13.13%) Microservices
6 20 (12.50%) Information Security
7 19 (11.88%) Machine Learning
7 19 (11.88%) Test Automation
8 18 (11.25%) Migration
9 16 (10.00%) OO
9 16 (10.00%) Open Source
9 16 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (8.75%) Front End Development
10 14 (8.75%) ITIL
10 14 (8.75%) SDLC
11 13 (8.13%) Analytics
11 13 (8.13%) Data Modelling
11 13 (8.13%) TDD
12 12 (7.50%) Computer Science
12 12 (7.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 46 (28.75%) Python
2 44 (27.50%) Java
3 33 (20.63%) JavaScript
4 22 (13.75%) SQL
5 21 (13.13%) C#
6 14 (8.75%) PowerShell
7 13 (8.13%) Kotlin
8 11 (6.88%) C
9 7 (4.38%) Scala
10 6 (3.75%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.75%) ES6
10 6 (3.75%) TypeScript
11 5 (3.13%) Apple Swift
11 5 (3.13%) Objective-C
11 5 (3.13%) Ruby
12 4 (2.50%) Groovy
12 4 (2.50%) Java 8
13 3 (1.88%) Go
13 3 (1.88%) PHP
14 2 (1.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (13.75%) Degree
2 15 (9.38%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.88%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (6.88%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.63%) CISSP
5 7 (4.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 7 (4.38%) CCSP
6 5 (3.13%) ISTQB
6 5 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (2.50%) CCNA
8 3 (1.88%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.25%) CCDP
9 2 (1.25%) CCIP
9 2 (1.25%) CCNP
9 2 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.25%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.25%) PhD
9 2 (1.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.63%) SLA
2 4 (2.50%) QA
3 3 (1.88%) NIST
4 2 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.63%) GDPR
5 1 (0.63%) GxP
5 1 (0.63%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (15.63%) Docker
2 23 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (13.13%) Active Directory
4 9 (5.63%) Firmware
5 8 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.50%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.88%) KVM
7 3 (1.88%) oVirt
7 3 (1.88%) Xen
8 2 (1.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.63%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.63%) HDFS
9 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (18.75%) Kubernetes
2 22 (13.75%) Terraform
3 20 (12.50%) Ansible
4 12 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (6.88%) Puppet
6 10 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.88%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.25%) Knative
9 2 (1.25%) Nagios
10 1 (0.63%) Control-M
10 1 (0.63%) Graphite
10 1 (0.63%) Istio
10 1 (0.63%) Nessus
10 1 (0.63%) Netcool
10 1 (0.63%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.63%) QRadar
10 1 (0.63%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.63%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 35 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.00%) VMware
3 20 (12.50%) Oracle
4 13 (8.13%) Splunk
5 11 (6.88%) Citrix
6 10 (6.25%) Google
6 10 (6.25%) ServiceNow
7 7 (4.38%) Cisco
7 7 (4.38%) Palo Alto
8 6 (3.75%) Fortinet
8 6 (3.75%) Red Hat
8 6 (3.75%) SaltStack
9 5 (3.13%) Xamarin
10 3 (1.88%) Intel
10 3 (1.88%) Juniper
10 3 (1.88%) OutSystems
10 3 (1.88%) SAP
11 2 (1.25%) Databricks
11 2 (1.25%) Extreme Networks
11 2 (1.25%) MuleSoft