Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 398 449 521
Rank change year-on-year +51 +72 +23
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 518 494 376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.50% 0.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.33% 4.19% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 353 286
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - -5.00%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
90th Percentile £688 £625 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
England median hourly rate £18.64 £19.92 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.41% -63.78% -
10th Percentile £12.49 £11.60 £52.50
90th Percentile £30.62 £26.97 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £18.64 £19.92 £55.00
% change year-on-year -6.41% -63.78% -

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 15547 11798 7093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.56% 12.02% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10875 8151 4808
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £270 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £605 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.44% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 170 113
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.31 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -10.79% +20.22%
10th Percentile £10.99 £12.23 £10.60
90th Percentile £60.00 £56.76 £39.80
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £21.64
% change year-on-year +2.45% -14.30% +20.22%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -4 245 £540 +8.00% 31
South East +26 162 £525 +16.67% 12
Midlands +37 54 £550 +43.79% 5
West Midlands +31 37 £475 +24.18% 1
South West +29 25 £425 - 2
North of England +42 19 £438 -12.50% 13
East Midlands - 17 £610 - 4
East of England -21 14 £450 -21.74% 4
Yorkshire +14 10 £470 -6.00% 4
North West +14 9 £425 -2.86% 7
Cloud Computing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 229 (44.21%) Amazon AWS
2 169 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (32.05%) Linux
4 156 (30.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 145 (27.99%) DevOps
6 125 (24.13%) Java
7 114 (22.01%) Python
8 104 (20.08%) Finance
9 99 (19.11%) Puppet
10 83 (16.02%) Microsoft
11 80 (15.44%) Windows
12 78 (15.06%) Jenkins
13 77 (14.86%) JavaScript
14 73 (14.09%) Web Services
15 72 (13.90%) Unix
15 72 (13.90%) SQL
15 72 (13.90%) Security Cleared
15 72 (13.90%) Ansible
16 71 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
17 70 (13.51%) SOA
18 68 (13.13%) Scrum
19 66 (12.74%) Docker
20 61 (11.78%) VMware
20 61 (11.78%) Telecoms
20 61 (11.78%) Configuration Management
21 59 (11.39%) Git (software)
22 55 (10.62%) Public Cloud
22 55 (10.62%) Red Hat
23 54 (10.42%) Oracle
23 54 (10.42%) TDD

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 52 (10.04%) OpenStack
2 32 (6.18%) nginx
3 23 (4.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 22 (4.25%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (4.05%) Confluence
6 19 (3.67%) Apache
7 16 (3.09%) Tomcat
8 13 (2.51%) Apache Spark
9 11 (2.12%) Cloud Foundry
9 11 (2.12%) JBoss
9 11 (2.12%) WebSphere
10 8 (1.54%) Jetty
11 7 (1.35%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.97%) CMS
12 5 (0.97%) IIS
12 5 (0.97%) SAS
13 4 (0.77%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.58%) Mule
14 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.39%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 26 (5.02%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (4.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (4.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.93%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.58%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.19%) Magento
3 1 (0.19%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 229 (44.21%) Amazon AWS
2 156 (30.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (10.23%) IaaS
4 46 (8.88%) PaaS
5 38 (7.34%) SaaS
6 21 (4.05%) GitHub
7 15 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (2.32%) Office 365
9 8 (1.54%) Slack
9 8 (1.54%) Trello
10 7 (1.35%) OpenShift
11 6 (1.16%) IBM Cloud
12 5 (0.97%) Akamai
12 5 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.97%) Bluemix
12 5 (0.97%) Serverless
13 4 (0.77%) BrowserStack
14 3 (0.58%) Force.com
15 2 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 53 (10.23%) Internet
2 40 (7.72%) SAN
3 38 (7.34%) Firewall
4 32 (6.18%) DNS
5 26 (5.02%) TCP/IP
6 22 (4.25%) SSL
7 21 (4.05%) HTTP
8 10 (1.93%) VPN
8 10 (1.93%) WAN
9 9 (1.74%) LAN
10 8 (1.54%) NAS
11 7 (1.35%) Network Security
12 4 (0.77%) DMZ
12 4 (0.77%) IPsec
13 3 (0.58%) LTE
13 3 (0.58%) Software-Defined Networking
13 3 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.58%) Wireless
14 2 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
14 2 (0.39%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (9.07%) MongoDB
2 40 (7.72%) MySQL
3 37 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 34 (6.56%) Big Data
5 28 (5.41%) SQL Server
6 27 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (3.86%) Hadoop
8 12 (2.32%) Oracle Database
8 12 (2.32%) Relational Database
9 11 (2.12%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.12%) Star Schema
10 8 (1.54%) Apache Hive
11 6 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.16%) HBase
11 6 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.77%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.77%) DB2
13 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 78 (15.06%) Jenkins
2 59 (11.39%) Git (software)
3 34 (6.56%) Maven
4 30 (5.79%) Sonatype Nexus
5 25 (4.83%) JIRA
5 25 (4.83%) Subversion
6 18 (3.47%) Artifactory
7 15 (2.90%) Ant
8 14 (2.70%) Selenium
9 12 (2.32%) TeamCity
9 12 (2.32%) Vagrant
10 11 (2.12%) Cucumber
10 11 (2.12%) JUnit
10 11 (2.12%) Mockito
11 8 (1.54%) gulp
12 7 (1.35%) Gradle
12 7 (1.35%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.97%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.97%) GitLab
13 5 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 104 (20.08%) Finance
2 61 (11.78%) Telecoms
3 47 (9.07%) Banking
4 28 (5.41%) Front Office
5 23 (4.44%) Retail
6 21 (4.05%) Mandarin Language
7 13 (2.51%) Advertising
8 12 (2.32%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.93%) Billing
10 5 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.77%) Marketing
11 4 (0.77%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.58%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.58%) Electronics
12 3 (0.58%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.58%) Law
13 2 (0.39%) Automotive
13 2 (0.39%) Back Office
13 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 121 (23.36%) Architect
2 83 (16.02%) Developer
3 58 (11.20%) Cloud Architect
4 57 (11.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 38 (7.34%) Consultant
5 38 (7.34%) Java Developer
6 26 (5.02%) AWS Architect
6 26 (5.02%) Cloud Engineer
7 24 (4.63%) Delivery Manager
8 23 (4.44%) AWS Engineer
9 22 (4.25%) Solutions Architect
10 21 (4.05%) Azure Architect
10 21 (4.05%) Linux Engineer
11 19 (3.67%) Analyst
11 19 (3.67%) Enterprise Architect
12 17 (3.28%) C# Developer
13 16 (3.09%) Front Office Developer
13 16 (3.09%) Python Developer
14 15 (2.90%) Senior Developer
14 15 (2.90%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (14.09%) Web Services
2 43 (8.30%) .NET
3 39 (7.53%) AngularJS
3 39 (7.53%) Node.js
4 36 (6.95%) REST
5 35 (6.76%) RESTful
6 32 (6.18%) HTML
7 30 (5.79%) XML
8 28 (5.41%) React
9 27 (5.21%) Spring
10 26 (5.02%) CSS
10 26 (5.02%) SOAP
11 23 (4.44%) Elastic Stack
11 23 (4.44%) Middleware
12 19 (3.67%) Java EE
13 18 (3.47%) LEMP Stack
14 17 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
14 17 (3.28%) Sensu
14 17 (3.28%) Servlets
15 16 (3.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.62%) Public Cloud
2 54 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (7.92%) Data Centre
4 26 (5.02%) Hybrid Cloud
5 21 (4.05%) Computer Science
6 17 (3.28%) Private Cloud
7 15 (2.90%) PKI
8 14 (2.70%) Grid Computing
9 13 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (2.51%) Management Information System
10 12 (2.32%) CESG
11 11 (2.12%) Enterprise Cloud
12 8 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.54%) Market Risk
12 8 (1.54%) Mobile App
13 7 (1.35%) User Experience
14 6 (1.16%) Clustering
14 6 (1.16%) Replication
15 5 (0.97%) Cloud Native
15 5 (0.97%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 166 (32.05%) Linux
2 80 (15.44%) Windows
3 72 (13.90%) Unix
4 41 (7.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (4.83%) Windows Server
6 21 (4.05%) Solaris
7 18 (3.47%) AIX
7 18 (3.47%) CentOS
7 18 (3.47%) SUSE
8 13 (2.51%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (1.35%) Ubuntu
10 6 (1.16%) Android
10 6 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.77%) HPUX
12 4 (0.77%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.58%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.58%) Debian
13 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (27.99%) DevOps
3 71 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
4 70 (13.51%) SOA
5 68 (13.13%) Scrum
6 61 (11.78%) Configuration Management
7 54 (10.42%) TDD
8 51 (9.85%) Microservices
9 50 (9.65%) Open Source
10 48 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 43 (8.30%) Release Management
12 40 (7.72%) Test Automation
13 39 (7.53%) Continuous Delivery
13 39 (7.53%) ITIL
14 37 (7.14%) Process Improvement
15 35 (6.76%) Technical Architecture
16 34 (6.56%) Load Balancing
17 33 (6.37%) Migration
17 33 (6.37%) MVC
18 32 (6.18%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 125 (24.13%) Java
2 114 (22.01%) Python
3 77 (14.86%) JavaScript
4 72 (13.90%) SQL
5 50 (9.65%) Ruby
6 49 (9.46%) C#
7 45 (8.69%) Bash Shell
8 39 (7.53%) Perl
9 35 (6.76%) Shell Script
10 31 (5.98%) Scala
11 20 (3.86%) C++
12 16 (3.09%) PowerShell
13 14 (2.70%) C
14 10 (1.93%) R
15 9 (1.74%) XPath
16 7 (1.35%) Go
17 5 (0.97%) VB
18 4 (0.77%) Groovy
18 4 (0.77%) PHP
19 3 (0.58%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 72 (13.90%) Security Cleared
2 53 (10.23%) Degree
3 47 (9.07%) SC Cleared
4 29 (5.60%) CISSP
5 28 (5.41%) CISM
6 22 (4.25%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (3.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 11 (2.12%) AWS Certification
8 11 (2.12%) CCSP
9 9 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (1.74%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (1.35%) SANS
11 4 (0.77%) CRISC
11 4 (0.77%) MCSE
11 4 (0.77%) RHCE
12 3 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.39%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (2.32%) COBIT
3 11 (2.12%) QA
4 10 (1.93%) ISO 22301
5 7 (1.35%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.97%) GDPR
7 4 (0.77%) SLA
8 2 (0.39%) FedRAMP
8 2 (0.39%) GCP
8 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.19%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 66 (12.74%) Docker
2 35 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (2.12%) Active Directory
5 8 (1.54%) vSphere
6 7 (1.35%) VMware NSX
7 6 (1.16%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.97%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.97%) KVM
8 5 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.77%) HDFS
10 3 (0.58%) LXC
11 2 (0.39%) vCloud
12 1 (0.19%) Ceph
12 1 (0.19%) etcd
12 1 (0.19%) GPFS
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 99 (19.11%) Puppet
2 72 (13.90%) Ansible
3 33 (6.37%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (4.83%) logstash
5 23 (4.44%) Kubernetes
6 18 (3.47%) Kibana
6 18 (3.47%) Terraform
7 15 (2.90%) Grafana
8 13 (2.51%) BladeLogic
8 13 (2.51%) NetBackup
8 13 (2.51%) ZABBIX
9 12 (2.32%) HAProxy
10 11 (2.12%) Nagios
11 8 (1.54%) Rancher
12 5 (0.97%) CFEngine
12 5 (0.97%) Packer
12 5 (0.97%) Rundeck
12 5 (0.97%) SCCM
13 4 (0.77%) Juju
14 2 (0.39%) Oozie
Vendors
1 83 (16.02%) Microsoft
2 61 (11.78%) VMware
3 55 (10.62%) Red Hat
4 54 (10.42%) Oracle
5 22 (4.25%) Cisco
6 19 (3.67%) Google
7 16 (3.09%) IBM
8 12 (2.32%) HP
9 11 (2.12%) CheckPoint
10 10 (1.93%) ServiceNow
11 9 (1.74%) Cloudera
11 9 (1.74%) NetApp
12 8 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.35%) SolarWinds
14 6 (1.16%) Palo Alto
14 6 (1.16%) Splunk
15 5 (0.97%) Rackspace
16 4 (0.77%) AppDynamics
16 4 (0.77%) LogRhythm
16 4 (0.77%) Vertica