Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 385 383 432
Rank change year-on-year -2 +49 +33
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 475 623 515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.66% 0.55%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.07% 2.70% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 380 284
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £368 £368 £363
90th Percentile £688 £688 £688
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
England median hourly rate £17.50 - £18.64
10th Percentile £16.25 - £12.49
90th Percentile £53.75 - £30.62
UK median hourly rate £17.50 - £18.64

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 22,939 23,083 16,111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.75% 24.34% 17.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,780 16,146 11,273
England median daily rate £500 £480 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.13% +4.44%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £275
90th Percentile £663 £648 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 314 209
England median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.26 £11.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £57.13 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +11.11%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 13 November 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 +52 271 £540 -0.69% 79
South East -27 81 £500 +5.26% 31
North of England -9 42 £475 -5.00% 29
South West +25 41 £550 +23.94% 8
Midlands +15 29 £600 +14.19% 15
West Midlands +20 26 £600 +13.11% 8
Yorkshire +5 20 £420 -6.67% 9
East of England +23 16 £425 -19.05% 19
North West -7 16 £475 -9.52% 16
North East +8 6 £500 -5.21% 4
East Midlands +12 2 - - 7
Cloud Computing
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 216 (45.47%) AWS
2 202 (42.53%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (36.84%) Azure
4 147 (30.95%) DevOps
5 119 (25.05%) Microsoft
6 110 (23.16%) Java
7 100 (21.05%) Python
8 95 (20.00%) Web Services
9 94 (19.79%) Linux
10 91 (19.16%) SQL
11 84 (17.68%) Security Cleared
11 84 (17.68%) Docker
12 80 (16.84%) Finance
13 75 (15.79%) Windows
14 71 (14.95%) Google
14 71 (14.95%) Microservices
15 64 (13.47%) Analytics
15 64 (13.47%) SC Cleared
15 64 (13.47%) JavaScript
16 63 (13.26%) Puppet
17 61 (12.84%) Ansible
18 59 (12.42%) GCP
19 58 (12.21%) Jenkins
20 56 (11.79%) Kubernetes
20 56 (11.79%) Firewall
21 55 (11.58%) Terraform
22 54 (11.37%) Continuous Integration
22 54 (11.37%) Degree
23 53 (11.16%) Git (software)
24 52 (10.95%) Software Engineering

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 18 (3.79%) Jupyter
2 16 (3.37%) Apache Spark
2 16 (3.37%) Confluence
3 14 (2.95%) Apache
3 14 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (2.32%) Cloud Foundry
4 11 (2.32%) OpenStack
5 8 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (1.68%) IIS
5 8 (1.68%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.47%) Apache Airflow
7 6 (1.26%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.05%) Apache ServiceMix
9 4 (0.84%) NServiceBus
10 3 (0.63%) ColdFusion
10 3 (0.63%) JBoss
11 2 (0.42%) CMS
11 2 (0.42%) SAS
11 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (3.79%) Spreadsheet
3 12 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.89%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.63%) FINCAD Analytics
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.42%) JDE OneWorld
4 2 (0.42%) Magento
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.21%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.21%) Lawson
5 1 (0.21%) MFGPRO
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 Retail
5 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 216 (45.47%) AWS
2 175 (36.84%) Azure
3 59 (12.42%) GCP
4 42 (8.84%) SaaS
5 38 (8.00%) GitHub
5 38 (8.00%) PaaS
6 36 (7.58%) IaaS
7 31 (6.53%) Serverless
8 29 (6.11%) Amazon S3
9 20 (4.21%) Office 365
10 19 (4.00%) AWS Lambda
10 19 (4.00%) Google Sheets
11 18 (3.79%) Dynamics 365
12 16 (3.37%) Amazon SQS
12 16 (3.37%) Power Platform
13 11 (2.32%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (2.32%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (2.32%) OpenShift
14 8 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
15 7 (1.47%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (11.79%) Firewall
2 43 (9.05%) Internet
3 34 (7.16%) VPN
4 31 (6.53%) DNS
5 21 (4.42%) Network Security
5 21 (4.42%) TCP/IP
5 21 (4.42%) WAN
6 13 (2.74%) Reverse Proxy
7 11 (2.32%) HTTP
7 11 (2.32%) NAS
7 11 (2.32%) SAN
8 10 (2.11%) LAN
9 9 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (1.68%) Wireless
11 5 (1.05%) DHCP
11 5 (1.05%) IPsec
12 4 (0.84%) MPLS
12 4 (0.84%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.63%) OSPF
13 3 (0.63%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.47%) NoSQL
2 43 (9.05%) PostgreSQL
3 37 (7.79%) Big Data
3 37 (7.79%) MySQL
4 36 (7.58%) SQL Server
5 28 (5.89%) Relational Database
6 26 (5.47%) MongoDB
7 16 (3.37%) Hadoop
7 16 (3.37%) Power BI
8 15 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (1.68%) BigQuery
10 8 (1.68%) InfluxDB
11 7 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (1.47%) Blockchain
12 6 (1.26%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.26%) Triplestore
13 5 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (1.05%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 58 (12.21%) Jenkins
2 53 (11.16%) Git (software)
3 42 (8.84%) JIRA
4 20 (4.21%) Visual Studio Team System
5 16 (3.37%) Visual Studio
6 15 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (2.74%) Vagrant
8 12 (2.53%) Maven
9 11 (2.32%) GitLab
10 10 (2.11%) Selenium
11 9 (1.89%) Cucumber
12 7 (1.47%) git-flow
12 7 (1.47%) Mockito
13 6 (1.26%) Gradle
13 6 (1.26%) JUnit
13 6 (1.26%) webpack
14 5 (1.05%) Grunt
14 5 (1.05%) TeamCity
15 3 (0.63%) Bitbucket
15 3 (0.63%) Mocha
General
1 80 (16.84%) Finance
2 23 (4.84%) Public Sector
3 21 (4.42%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.21%) Publishing
5 18 (3.79%) Banking
6 15 (3.16%) Front Office
7 14 (2.95%) Law
8 11 (2.32%) Investment Banking
8 11 (2.32%) Retail
9 9 (1.89%) Marketing
10 6 (1.26%) Games
11 5 (1.05%) Legal
12 3 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.42%) Electronics
13 2 (0.42%) Military
13 2 (0.42%) Police
14 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (25.47%) Developer
2 91 (19.16%) Architect
3 47 (9.89%) Cloud Engineer
4 37 (7.79%) DevOps Engineer
5 35 (7.37%) Analyst
6 30 (6.32%) Senior Developer
7 26 (5.47%) Data Engineer
8 24 (5.05%) Azure Engineer
8 24 (5.05%) Java Developer
9 23 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
10 22 (4.63%) Business Analyst
10 22 (4.63%) Consultant
11 19 (4.00%) Cloud Architect
12 15 (3.16%) Network Engineer
13 14 (2.95%) AWS Engineer
14 13 (2.74%) .NET Developer
15 12 (2.53%) Azure DevOps
15 12 (2.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 12 (2.53%) C# Developer
16 11 (2.32%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (20.00%) Web Services
2 39 (8.21%) HTML
3 38 (8.00%) .NET
4 35 (7.37%) React
5 30 (6.32%) Node.js
6 25 (5.26%) RESTful
7 23 (4.84%) CSS
8 21 (4.42%) Spring
9 20 (4.21%) TensorFlow
10 19 (4.00%) XML
11 17 (3.58%) JSON
11 17 (3.58%) REST
12 16 (3.37%) .NET Framework
12 16 (3.37%) AngularJS
13 13 (2.74%) J2EE
14 10 (2.11%) Apache Camel
14 10 (2.11%) Kafka
14 10 (2.11%) LAMP
14 10 (2.11%) Natural Language Processing
14 10 (2.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.95%) Data Centre
2 27 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.84%) Public Cloud
4 20 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (3.58%) Cloud Native
5 17 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (3.37%) Management Information System
7 15 (3.16%) User Experience
8 14 (2.95%) Replication
9 13 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (2.74%) Internet of Things
10 11 (2.32%) Grid Computing
10 11 (2.32%) Mobile App
10 11 (2.32%) Robotics
11 10 (2.11%) Algorithms
11 10 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (1.68%) BYOD
12 8 (1.68%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (1.26%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 94 (19.79%) Linux
2 75 (15.79%) Windows
3 24 (5.05%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.95%) CentOS
4 14 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (2.95%) Windows 10
5 10 (2.11%) Unix
6 3 (0.63%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.42%) Android
8 1 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.21%) Debian
8 1 (0.21%) Fedora
8 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.21%) VMS
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (42.53%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (30.95%) DevOps
3 71 (14.95%) Microservices
4 64 (13.47%) Analytics
5 54 (11.37%) Continuous Integration
6 52 (10.95%) Scrum
6 52 (10.95%) Software Engineering
7 51 (10.74%) Visualisation
8 49 (10.32%) Test Automation
9 48 (10.11%) Artificial Intelligence
10 47 (9.89%) Migration
10 47 (9.89%) Open Source
11 46 (9.68%) Machine Learning
12 43 (9.05%) TDD
13 42 (8.84%) Unit Testing
14 39 (8.21%) Computer Science
15 37 (7.79%) Continuous Delivery
16 36 (7.58%) Data Visualisation
17 33 (6.95%) ETL
17 33 (6.95%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 110 (23.16%) Java
2 100 (21.05%) Python
3 91 (19.16%) SQL
4 64 (13.47%) JavaScript
5 49 (10.32%) C#
6 36 (7.58%) PowerShell
7 35 (7.37%) Bash Shell
8 33 (6.95%) Ruby
9 26 (5.47%) C++
10 24 (5.05%) Go
11 22 (4.63%) C
12 17 (3.58%) Scala
13 15 (3.16%) PHP
14 13 (2.74%) PL/SQL
15 12 (2.53%) Perl
16 11 (2.32%) R
17 10 (2.11%) ES6
18 8 (1.68%) Java 8
18 8 (1.68%) Shell Script
18 8 (1.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 84 (17.68%) Security Cleared
2 64 (13.47%) SC Cleared
3 54 (11.37%) Degree
4 11 (2.32%) Master's Degree
5 9 (1.89%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.26%) CISSP
6 6 (1.26%) PhD
7 5 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.05%) CISA
8 4 (0.84%) CISM
9 3 (0.63%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.63%) CCDP
9 3 (0.63%) CCIP
9 3 (0.63%) CCNA
9 3 (0.63%) CCNP
9 3 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.42%) AAT
10 2 (0.42%) CSSLP
10 2 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.16%) QA
2 10 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.26%) COBIT
3 6 (1.26%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.84%) SLA
5 3 (0.63%) GDPR
6 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 84 (17.68%) Docker
2 31 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (5.05%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.05%) oVirt
4 5 (1.05%) vSphere
5 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.63%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.21%) KVM
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 63 (13.26%) Puppet
2 61 (12.84%) Ansible
3 56 (11.79%) Kubernetes
4 55 (11.58%) Terraform
5 27 (5.68%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (4.42%) Packer
7 20 (4.21%) Consul
8 9 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (1.47%) Kibana
10 5 (1.05%) SCCM
11 4 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.63%) logstash
12 3 (0.63%) Nagios
12 3 (0.63%) Salt
12 3 (0.63%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 2 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.42%) Prometheus
13 2 (0.42%) QRadar
13 2 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 119 (25.05%) Microsoft
2 71 (14.95%) Google
3 36 (7.58%) VMware
4 31 (6.53%) Oracle
5 30 (6.32%) Cisco
6 18 (3.79%) Citrix
7 15 (3.16%) Tableau
8 11 (2.32%) EMC
9 10 (2.11%) AlgoSec
9 10 (2.11%) NetApp
9 10 (2.11%) Palo Alto
9 10 (2.11%) Zscaler
10 8 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.68%) Splunk
11 6 (1.26%) IBM
11 6 (1.26%) JD Edwards
11 6 (1.26%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.05%) Databricks
12 5 (1.05%) ForgeRock
12 5 (1.05%) SAP