Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 367 427 458
Rank change year-on-year +60 +31 +86
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 618 511 492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.55% 0.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.81% 3.32% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 281 350
England median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £368 £363 £312
90th Percentile £688 £688 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
England median hourly rate - £18.64 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.41% -63.78%
UK median hourly rate - £18.64 £19.92
% 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 22,000 15,409 11,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.40% 16.54% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,356 10,763 8,111
England median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £270 £281
90th Percentile £650 £625 £605
UK median daily rate £485 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +4.30% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 199 169
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -13.64%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £57.25 £60.75 £56.77
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +5.56% -18.18%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +65 298 £550 - 91
South East -20 143 £475 -9.52% 43
North of England +38 77 £500 +11.11% 51
Midlands -4 58 £525 -6.67% 15
West Midlands -22 41 £530 +0.95% 11
Yorkshire +16 34 £450 -8.40% 18
North West 0 27 £525 +23.53% 21
South West -22 21 £444 +4.41% 19
East of England +7 18 £525 +25.00% 22
East Midlands +17 16 £450 -26.23% 4
North East - 16 £528 - 12
Cloud Computing
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 282 (45.63%) Amazon AWS
2 276 (44.66%) Agile Software Development
3 255 (41.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 205 (33.17%) DevOps
5 191 (30.91%) Microsoft
6 160 (25.89%) Linux
7 142 (22.98%) Jenkins
8 128 (20.71%) Finance
9 125 (20.23%) Java
10 122 (19.74%) Python
11 119 (19.26%) Windows
11 119 (19.26%) Continuous Integration
12 115 (18.61%) Git (software)
13 114 (18.45%) Puppet
14 113 (18.28%) SQL
15 111 (17.96%) Ansible
16 107 (17.31%) Docker
17 101 (16.34%) Configuration Management
18 90 (14.56%) C#
19 86 (13.92%) .NET
20 85 (13.75%) Security Cleared
21 83 (13.43%) Continuous Delivery
22 82 (13.27%) Migration
22 82 (13.27%) VMware
23 81 (13.11%) TDD
24 78 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure
25 77 (12.46%) Software Engineering
26 74 (11.97%) Kubernetes
27 72 (11.65%) PowerShell
27 72 (11.65%) Degree

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 29 (4.69%) NServiceBus
2 28 (4.53%) Elasticsearch
3 26 (4.21%) Confluence
3 26 (4.21%) WebSphere
4 25 (4.05%) Apache
4 25 (4.05%) Tomcat
5 24 (3.88%) IIS
5 24 (3.88%) nginx
6 21 (3.40%) Jetty
6 21 (3.40%) Mongrel
7 20 (3.24%) SharePoint
8 19 (3.07%) Apache Spark
9 16 (2.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (1.94%) MS Exchange
10 12 (1.94%) OpenStack
11 11 (1.78%) Skype for Business
12 8 (1.29%) CMS
13 7 (1.13%) JBoss
14 6 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 43 (6.96%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (0.65%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.49%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.32%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) Actimize
4 1 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.16%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 282 (45.63%) Amazon AWS
2 255 (41.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (10.19%) SaaS
4 60 (9.71%) PaaS
5 56 (9.06%) IaaS
6 52 (8.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 47 (7.61%) Office 365
8 35 (5.66%) GitHub
9 29 (4.69%) AWS CloudFormation
10 22 (3.56%) Amazon EC2
10 22 (3.56%) Amazon S3
11 17 (2.75%) Serverless
12 11 (1.78%) Google App Engine
12 11 (1.78%) Sumo Logic
13 10 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
13 10 (1.62%) OneDrive
13 10 (1.62%) Yammer
14 7 (1.13%) Amazon EMR
15 6 (0.97%) Amazon Kinesis
16 5 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.47%) HTTP
2 39 (6.31%) DNS
3 38 (6.15%) Firewall
4 30 (4.85%) TCP/IP
5 26 (4.21%) Internet
6 25 (4.05%) WAN
7 23 (3.72%) LAN
8 20 (3.24%) DHCP
8 20 (3.24%) SSL
9 19 (3.07%) VPN
10 16 (2.59%) Wireless
11 14 (2.27%) Network Security
12 12 (1.94%) FTP
12 12 (1.94%) IPsec
13 11 (1.78%) 3GPP
13 11 (1.78%) Skype
14 9 (1.46%) Kerberos
14 9 (1.46%) VLAN
14 9 (1.46%) VoIP
15 8 (1.29%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.25%) Big Data
3 39 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (5.50%) MySQL
4 34 (5.50%) NoSQL
5 28 (4.53%) MongoDB
6 22 (3.56%) Amazon RDS
7 15 (2.43%) Hadoop
8 10 (1.62%) Blockchain
8 10 (1.62%) InfluxDB
8 10 (1.62%) Oracle Database
8 10 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.46%) DB2
10 8 (1.29%) HBase
10 8 (1.29%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.97%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.97%) Power BI
12 6 (0.97%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 142 (22.98%) Jenkins
2 115 (18.61%) Git (software)
3 59 (9.55%) Maven
4 50 (8.09%) Subversion
5 37 (5.99%) JIRA
6 30 (4.85%) Sonatype Nexus
7 25 (4.05%) Gradle
7 25 (4.05%) Selenium
8 24 (3.88%) TeamCity
9 20 (3.24%) Ant
9 20 (3.24%) Travis CI
10 19 (3.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (2.59%) Vagrant
12 16 (2.59%) Visual Studio
13 13 (2.10%) CruiseControl
13 13 (2.10%) MSBuild
14 11 (1.78%) Artifactory
14 11 (1.78%) Bitbucket
15 10 (1.62%) JUnit
General
1 128 (20.71%) Finance
2 70 (11.33%) Telecoms
3 59 (9.55%) Banking
4 27 (4.37%) Mandarin Language
4 27 (4.37%) Retail
5 12 (1.94%) Front Office
6 10 (1.62%) Legal
7 9 (1.46%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.29%) Marketing
9 4 (0.65%) Automotive
10 3 (0.49%) Back Office
10 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.32%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.32%) Law
11 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.32%) Publishing
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 128 (20.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 105 (16.99%) Developer
3 99 (16.02%) Architect
4 47 (7.61%) AWS DevOps
5 45 (7.28%) Analyst
6 42 (6.80%) Solutions Architect
7 38 (6.15%) AWS Engineer
8 35 (5.66%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 31 (5.02%) Azure Engineer
10 29 (4.69%) Consultant
11 28 (4.53%) C# Developer
12 26 (4.21%) Java Developer
13 24 (3.88%) Azure DevOps
13 24 (3.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 23 (3.72%) AWS Architect
15 22 (3.56%) Cloud Architect
16 21 (3.40%) Azure Architect
17 19 (3.07%) Cloud Engineer
18 18 (2.91%) Project Manager
19 17 (2.75%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (13.92%) .NET
2 63 (10.19%) Web Services
3 49 (7.93%) Middleware
4 36 (5.83%) RabbitMQ
5 30 (4.85%) HTML
6 29 (4.69%) Node.js
7 23 (3.72%) RESTful
8 22 (3.56%) AngularJS
8 22 (3.56%) CSS
9 21 (3.40%) REST
9 21 (3.40%) Servlets
10 19 (3.07%) Spring
11 17 (2.75%) HTML5
12 15 (2.43%) JSON
13 14 (2.27%) J2EE
13 14 (2.27%) LDAP
14 13 (2.10%) JRuby
14 13 (2.10%) Spring Boot
15 12 (1.94%) CSS3
15 12 (1.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (7.61%) Computer Science
2 47 (7.61%) Public Cloud
3 29 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
4 28 (4.53%) Data Centre
4 28 (4.53%) User Experience
5 24 (3.88%) Management Information System
6 20 (3.24%) Greenfield Project
6 20 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (2.43%) Replication
8 14 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (2.10%) Algorithms
10 12 (1.94%) Fintech
10 12 (1.94%) Grid Computing
11 10 (1.62%) Mainframe
11 10 (1.62%) Microsoft Licensing
12 8 (1.29%) Fixed Income
12 8 (1.29%) Robotics
13 7 (1.13%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 160 (25.89%) Linux
2 119 (19.26%) Windows
3 34 (5.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (5.34%) Windows Server
5 22 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (3.40%) CentOS
7 17 (2.75%) Debian
7 17 (2.75%) Ubuntu
8 16 (2.59%) Unix
9 13 (2.10%) Fedora
10 6 (0.97%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.97%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.65%) VMS
12 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.16%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.16%) VME
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (44.66%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (33.17%) DevOps
3 119 (19.26%) Continuous Integration
4 101 (16.34%) Configuration Management
5 83 (13.43%) Continuous Delivery
6 82 (13.27%) Migration
7 81 (13.11%) TDD
8 77 (12.46%) Software Engineering
9 70 (11.33%) Scrum
10 69 (11.17%) SOA
11 64 (10.36%) Problem-Solving
12 63 (10.19%) Test Automation
13 59 (9.55%) BDD
13 59 (9.55%) Open Source
14 58 (9.39%) Customer-Centricity
15 56 (9.06%) Unit Testing
16 55 (8.90%) Analytics
17 53 (8.58%) Microservices
18 51 (8.25%) Kanban
19 44 (7.12%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 125 (20.23%) Java
2 122 (19.74%) Python
3 113 (18.28%) SQL
4 90 (14.56%) C#
5 72 (11.65%) PowerShell
6 67 (10.84%) JavaScript
7 57 (9.22%) Perl
8 42 (6.80%) T-SQL
9 39 (6.31%) Bash Shell
9 39 (6.31%) Ruby
10 35 (5.66%) C
11 31 (5.02%) Scala
12 21 (3.40%) Go
13 18 (2.91%) C++
14 15 (2.43%) R
15 13 (2.10%) PHP
16 12 (1.94%) Java 8
17 10 (1.62%) Groovy
17 10 (1.62%) VBA
18 9 (1.46%) ES6
Qualifications
1 85 (13.75%) Security Cleared
2 72 (11.65%) Degree
3 66 (10.68%) SC Cleared
4 28 (4.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.62%) PhD
6 9 (1.46%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.13%) CCNP
9 6 (0.97%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.65%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.65%) ISEB
11 4 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.65%) MCSE
12 3 (0.49%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.49%) PMP
12 3 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.32%) CISM
13 2 (0.32%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.56%) QA
2 10 (1.62%) Data Quality
2 10 (1.62%) GDPR
2 10 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (1.62%) SLA
3 5 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.49%) GAMP
4 3 (0.49%) PMO
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.16%) P3O
System Software
1 107 (17.31%) Docker
2 78 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (9.71%) Active Directory
4 18 (2.91%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.59%) vSphere
6 13 (2.10%) VirtualBox
6 13 (2.10%) Xen
7 7 (1.13%) HDFS
8 6 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.32%) etcd
10 2 (0.32%) flannel
10 2 (0.32%) NFS
11 1 (0.16%) KVM
11 1 (0.16%) NDS
11 1 (0.16%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 114 (18.45%) Puppet
2 111 (17.96%) Ansible
3 74 (11.97%) Kubernetes
4 52 (8.41%) Opscode Chef
5 48 (7.77%) Terraform
6 21 (3.40%) Salt
7 20 (3.24%) ZABBIX
8 19 (3.07%) Nagios
9 18 (2.91%) Packer
9 18 (2.91%) SCCM
10 14 (2.27%) logstash
11 13 (2.10%) Graylog
11 13 (2.10%) Kibana
12 12 (1.94%) WSUS
13 11 (1.78%) Docker Swarm
14 9 (1.46%) Prometheus
15 7 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (1.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 6 (0.97%) Ambari
16 6 (0.97%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 191 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 82 (13.27%) VMware
3 52 (8.41%) Google
4 50 (8.09%) Oracle
5 47 (7.61%) Red Hat
6 28 (4.53%) Cisco
7 21 (3.40%) New Relic
8 19 (3.07%) Tableau
9 17 (2.75%) Atlassian
10 15 (2.43%) Huawei
11 14 (2.27%) Citrix
11 14 (2.27%) Splunk
12 12 (1.94%) AppDynamics
13 10 (1.62%) Alteryx
13 10 (1.62%) HP
13 10 (1.62%) ServiceNow
14 9 (1.46%) MuleSoft
15 8 (1.29%) Cloudera
15 8 (1.29%) TOWER Software
16 7 (1.13%) Sitecore