Period
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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 July 2022 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 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 413 353 398
Rank change year-on-year -60 +45 +29
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 391 357 174
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.68% 0.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.52% 1.91% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 254 121
10th Percentile £306 £400 £349
25th Percentile £450 £463 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +10.53% -5.00%
75th Percentile £635 £608 £600
90th Percentile £734 £692 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 10
10th Percentile - £16.10 £17.93
25th Percentile £16.25 £17.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £19.25
Median % change year-on-year +14.47% -1.30% -35.83%
75th Percentile £70.38 £19.63 £27.06
90th Percentile £85.00 £19.70 £33.83
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £19.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% -1.28% -17.89%

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 25,732 18,646 11,657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.72% 35.67% 31.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,978 13,303 8,355
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
25th Percentile £447 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 317 164
10th Percentile £13.88 £11.71 £12.75
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.13 £16.50
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.05 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.24% +5.25% -4.76%
75th Percentile £42.00 £39.50 £33.94
90th Percentile £74.55 £65.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -2.44%

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 July 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cloud Computing in England over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London -76 215 £550 - 53
South East -7 64 £450 -14.29% 18
North of England -50 36 £550 +6.02% 23
North West -24 30 £538 -15.35% 11
Midlands -26 26 £495 +11.55% 15
West Midlands -21 21 £495 +20.00% 10
East of England -19 16 £493 +8.24% 8
South West -27 16 £463 -7.50% 7
East Midlands -10 5 £500 +5.26% 5
North East -7 4 £581 -16.96% 6
Yorkshire -43 4 £700 +40.00% 6
Cloud Computing
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 212 (54.22%) Azure
2 168 (42.97%) AWS
3 127 (32.48%) Social Skills
4 124 (31.71%) Agile
5 119 (30.43%) Microsoft
6 110 (28.13%) Python
6 110 (28.13%) DevOps
7 101 (25.83%) Finance
8 96 (24.55%) CI/CD
9 93 (23.79%) Windows
10 89 (22.76%) SQL
11 75 (19.18%) Linux
12 71 (18.16%) Java
13 64 (16.37%) Problem-Solving
14 62 (15.86%) Terraform
14 62 (15.86%) GCP
15 61 (15.60%) Migration
16 60 (15.35%) Kubernetes
17 56 (14.32%) ITIL
17 56 (14.32%) PowerShell
18 53 (13.55%) Degree
19 52 (13.30%) Git (software)
20 47 (12.02%) Active Directory
20 47 (12.02%) REST
21 46 (11.76%) Docker
22 43 (11.00%) VMware
22 43 (11.00%) SaaS
23 41 (10.49%) PaaS
23 41 (10.49%) Unix
24 39 (9.97%) Test Automation

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 23 (5.88%) Confluence
2 19 (4.86%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.07%) IIS
4 9 (2.30%) OpenStack
5 8 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.77%) Apache
7 3 (0.77%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (0.77%) nginx
8 2 (0.51%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.51%) CMS
8 2 (0.51%) JBoss
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.51%) Traefik
9 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.26%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.26%) SAS
9 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (7.67%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (5.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (4.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (3.07%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.51%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (2.05%) assyst
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.51%) MFGPRO
2 2 (0.51%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 212 (54.22%) Azure
2 168 (42.97%) AWS
3 62 (15.86%) GCP
4 43 (11.00%) SaaS
5 41 (10.49%) PaaS
6 39 (9.97%) IaaS
7 28 (7.16%) Microsoft 365
8 21 (5.37%) Azure Monitor
9 20 (5.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (4.86%) GitHub
10 19 (4.86%) Power Platform
11 18 (4.60%) Azure AKS
11 18 (4.60%) Azure DevOps
11 18 (4.60%) OpenShift
12 17 (4.35%) Amazon S3
13 16 (4.09%) Amazon EC2
14 15 (3.84%) Serverless
15 14 (3.58%) Amazon EKS
15 14 (3.58%) AWS Lambda
16 13 (3.32%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.18%) Firewall
2 29 (7.42%) DNS
2 29 (7.42%) TCP/IP
3 22 (5.63%) DHCP
4 18 (4.60%) Wireless
5 17 (4.35%) BGP
6 14 (3.58%) HTTP
7 12 (3.07%) Reverse Proxy
8 11 (2.81%) VLAN
9 10 (2.56%) LAN
10 9 (2.30%) FTP
10 9 (2.30%) IPsec
11 8 (2.05%) DMZ
12 7 (1.79%) NAS
12 7 (1.79%) SAN
12 7 (1.79%) WAN
13 6 (1.53%) Kerberos
14 5 (1.28%) Internet
14 5 (1.28%) SSL
14 5 (1.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.18%) PostgreSQL
3 29 (7.42%) MySQL
4 17 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 16 (4.09%) Big Data
6 15 (3.84%) Power BI
7 12 (3.07%) MongoDB
7 12 (3.07%) NoSQL
8 11 (2.81%) DynamoDB
9 9 (2.30%) Tableau
10 8 (2.05%) Redis
11 7 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.79%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.28%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.77%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.77%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 52 (13.30%) Git (software)
2 38 (9.72%) Jenkins
3 34 (8.70%) JIRA
4 13 (3.32%) TeamCity
5 10 (2.56%) Artifactory
5 10 (2.56%) Selenium
6 9 (2.30%) Cucumber
6 9 (2.30%) Subversion
7 8 (2.05%) git-flow
7 8 (2.05%) Gradle
7 8 (2.05%) Visual Studio
8 7 (1.79%) GitLab
9 5 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (1.02%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.02%) Mercurial
10 4 (1.02%) Serena SBM
11 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.51%) JUnit
12 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 127 (32.48%) Social Skills
2 101 (25.83%) Finance
3 38 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (8.95%) Telecoms
5 31 (7.93%) Public Sector
6 21 (5.37%) Mandarin Language
7 18 (4.60%) Banking
8 14 (3.58%) Legal
8 14 (3.58%) Presentation Skills
9 13 (3.32%) Influencing Skills
10 9 (2.30%) Organisational Skills
11 7 (1.79%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.53%) Automotive
12 6 (1.53%) Front Office
13 5 (1.28%) Marketing
14 4 (1.02%) Retail
15 3 (0.77%) Documentation Skills
16 2 (0.51%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.51%) International Banking
16 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (16.37%) Architect
2 54 (13.81%) Developer
3 34 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 25 (6.39%) Analyst
4 25 (6.39%) Cloud Architect
5 22 (5.63%) Azure Engineer
6 18 (4.60%) Support Engineer
7 17 (4.35%) Backend Developer
7 17 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
7 17 (4.35%) Data Engineer
8 15 (3.84%) Coordinator
8 15 (3.84%) Project Coordinator
9 14 (3.58%) Azure Architect
9 14 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (3.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (3.07%) Technical Engineer
11 12 (3.07%) Technical Support
11 12 (3.07%) Technical Support Engineer
12 11 (2.81%) Project Manager
12 11 (2.81%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.02%) REST
2 27 (6.91%) .NET
3 25 (6.39%) Spring
4 21 (5.37%) Kafka
5 20 (5.12%) Node.js
6 17 (4.35%) XML
7 15 (3.84%) RESTful
8 14 (3.58%) Hibernate
8 14 (3.58%) React
8 14 (3.58%) Web Services
9 13 (3.32%) AngularJS
9 13 (3.32%) ARM Templates
9 13 (3.32%) LDAP
9 13 (3.32%) Swagger
10 12 (3.07%) Spring Boot
11 11 (2.81%) JPA
11 11 (2.81%) OAuth
11 11 (2.81%) SOAP
12 9 (2.30%) Sensu
13 7 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.67%) Public Cloud
2 20 (5.12%) Management Information System
3 19 (4.86%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (3.07%) Virtual Team
6 10 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.30%) PKI
8 8 (2.05%) Cloud Native
8 8 (2.05%) User Experience
9 7 (1.79%) Optoelectronics
9 7 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.53%) Clustering
10 6 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.53%) IoT
10 6 (1.53%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.53%) Replication
11 4 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.02%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.02%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 93 (23.79%) Windows
2 75 (19.18%) Linux
3 41 (10.49%) Unix
4 20 (5.12%) Windows Server
5 13 (3.32%) Windows 10
6 12 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.07%) Solaris
7 6 (1.53%) SUSE
8 3 (0.77%) HPUX
8 3 (0.77%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.51%) AIX
9 2 (0.51%) CentOS
9 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.26%) VMS
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (31.71%) Agile
2 110 (28.13%) DevOps
3 96 (24.55%) CI/CD
4 64 (16.37%) Problem-Solving
5 61 (15.60%) Migration
6 56 (14.32%) ITIL
7 39 (9.97%) Test Automation
8 38 (9.72%) Infrastructure as Code
9 36 (9.21%) Project Management
10 34 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (8.44%) Software Engineering
12 31 (7.93%) Analytics
13 29 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
13 29 (7.42%) Microservices
14 28 (7.16%) Continuous Delivery
14 28 (7.16%) Disaster Recovery
14 28 (7.16%) Scrum
15 26 (6.65%) Workflow
16 25 (6.39%) Customer-Centricity
17 23 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (28.13%) Python
2 89 (22.76%) SQL
3 71 (18.16%) Java
4 56 (14.32%) PowerShell
5 36 (9.21%) JavaScript
6 33 (8.44%) C#
7 27 (6.91%) Bash
8 22 (5.63%) Scala
9 18 (4.60%) Perl
10 11 (2.81%) C
11 8 (2.05%) Ruby
12 7 (1.79%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.28%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.02%) C++
14 4 (1.02%) PHP
15 3 (0.77%) Go
15 3 (0.77%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.77%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.51%) R
16 2 (0.51%) sed
Qualifications
1 53 (13.55%) Degree
2 35 (8.95%) Security Cleared
3 23 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.81%) MCSE
6 8 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.53%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.53%) CISSP
8 6 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.53%) Master's Degree
9 5 (1.28%) AWS Certification
9 5 (1.28%) PhD
9 5 (1.28%) RHCA
10 4 (1.02%) CISM
10 4 (1.02%) CRISC
10 4 (1.02%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.02%) RHCE
10 4 (1.02%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.09%) GDPR
2 11 (2.81%) SLA
3 9 (2.30%) QA
4 7 (1.79%) COBIT
4 7 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.53%) PMO
5 6 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.28%) ITGC
7 4 (1.02%) NCSC
7 4 (1.02%) OASIS TOSCA
8 3 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.77%) NIST
9 2 (0.51%) GRC
9 2 (0.51%) ISO 31000
9 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.51%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.51%) RMADS
10 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 47 (12.02%) Active Directory
2 46 (11.76%) Docker
3 39 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.84%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (3.58%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (2.05%) Firmware
7 6 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (1.28%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.28%) vSphere
9 4 (1.02%) KVM
9 4 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.02%) Xen
10 3 (0.77%) vCloud
10 3 (0.77%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (0.51%) Oracle Clusterware
11 2 (0.51%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 1 (0.26%) NFS
12 1 (0.26%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 62 (15.86%) Terraform
2 60 (15.35%) Kubernetes
3 29 (7.42%) Ansible
4 17 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (3.58%) Puppet
6 11 (2.81%) Grafana
6 11 (2.81%) SCCM
6 11 (2.81%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (2.30%) Salt
8 8 (2.05%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 7 (1.79%) SCOM
9 7 (1.79%) WSUS
10 6 (1.53%) Control-M
11 5 (1.28%) Data Guard
11 5 (1.28%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (1.28%) QRadar
11 5 (1.28%) Tivoli
11 5 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (1.02%) Rancher
Vendors
1 119 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 43 (11.00%) VMware
3 36 (9.21%) Oracle
4 34 (8.70%) Google
5 31 (7.93%) ServiceNow
6 22 (5.63%) Red Hat
7 19 (4.86%) Splunk
8 16 (4.09%) Cisco
9 14 (3.58%) Citrix
10 9 (2.30%) Cloudera
11 8 (2.05%) EMC
11 8 (2.05%) Qualys
11 8 (2.05%) Sophos
12 7 (1.79%) CyberArk
12 7 (1.79%) SAP
13 6 (1.53%) BMC
13 6 (1.53%) Dell
14 5 (1.28%) IBM
14 5 (1.28%) Juniper
14 5 (1.28%) Nokia