Period
to 10 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 281 354 398
Rank change year-on-year +73 +44 +116
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 656 705 543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.89% 0.73% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.77% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 500 400
England median daily rate £550 £525 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -0.94% +11.58%
10th Percentile £393 £387 £350
90th Percentile £713 £725 £663
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
England median hourly rate £38.50 £82.25 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.19% +91.28% -
UK median hourly rate £36.75 £55.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -33.18% +223.53% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 68,973 91,123 89,554
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.93% 94.80% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,601 61,101 59,895
England median daily rate £463 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,587 2,762 2,602
England median hourly rate £19.31 £18.28 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.62% -2.23% +2.02%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.81
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.33% -3.74% +3.89%

Cloud Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Cloud Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Engineer in England

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cloud Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Engineer in England

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Engineer in England over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cloud Engineer in England

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cloud Engineer in England

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Engineer in England over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cloud Engineer in England

Cloud Engineer
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 Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 10 December 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 +59 401 £600 +9.09% 124
South East +48 93 £525 +5.00% 26
North of England +35 83 £488 +6.27% 37
North West +38 51 £525 +10.53% 17
Midlands +37 42 £450 -10.00% 24
West Midlands +47 27 £500 +17.65% 18
South West +11 26 £588 +11.90% 8
Yorkshire +32 24 £453 +3.43% 16
East Midlands +16 15 £420 -18.05% 6
East of England +33 8 £525 +10.53% 34
North East +27 8 £343 -24.02% 4
Cloud Engineer
UK

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, Cloud Engineer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Cloud Engineer in the job title.

1 380 (57.93%) AWS
2 349 (53.20%) DevOps
3 306 (46.65%) Azure
4 250 (38.11%) Python
5 235 (35.82%) Terraform
6 203 (30.95%) Linux
7 190 (28.96%) Agile Software Development
8 183 (27.90%) GCP
9 167 (25.46%) Docker
10 165 (25.15%) Ansible
11 164 (25.00%) Google
12 158 (24.09%) Kubernetes
13 143 (21.80%) Jenkins
14 138 (21.04%) Windows
15 128 (19.51%) Infrastructure as Code
15 128 (19.51%) Finance
16 122 (18.60%) Migration
17 108 (16.46%) Opscode Chef
18 104 (15.85%) PowerShell
19 103 (15.70%) Java
20 100 (15.24%) Microsoft
21 98 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
21 98 (14.94%) Bash Shell
22 95 (14.48%) Puppet
23 94 (14.33%) Git (software)
24 82 (12.50%) Public Cloud
25 81 (12.35%) Big Data
26 77 (11.74%) Firewall
26 77 (11.74%) AWS CloudFormation
27 74 (11.28%) Ruby

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
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 30 (4.57%) Apache Spark
2 22 (3.35%) Apache
3 21 (3.20%) IIS
4 20 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.68%) Apache Airflow
6 10 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (1.22%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.07%) Jupyter
8 7 (1.07%) nginx
8 7 (1.07%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.76%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.61%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.46%) JBoss
11 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.46%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.46%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.15%) assyst
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 380 (57.93%) AWS
2 306 (46.65%) Azure
3 183 (27.90%) GCP
4 77 (11.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 68 (10.37%) IaaS
6 60 (9.15%) Serverless
7 55 (8.38%) PaaS
8 51 (7.77%) Office 365
9 45 (6.86%) Cloud Computing
9 45 (6.86%) GitHub
10 43 (6.55%) Amazon EC2
11 41 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
12 39 (5.95%) SaaS
13 38 (5.79%) AWS Lambda
14 37 (5.64%) Amazon S3
15 34 (5.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 34 (5.18%) Datadog
16 24 (3.66%) OpenShift
17 20 (3.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 17 (2.59%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 77 (11.74%) Firewall
2 46 (7.01%) VPN
3 39 (5.95%) DNS
3 39 (5.95%) Internet
4 25 (3.81%) TCP/IP
5 16 (2.44%) SAN
6 15 (2.29%) Network Security
7 14 (2.13%) WAN
8 11 (1.68%) Reverse Proxy
9 9 (1.37%) NAS
10 7 (1.07%) DHCP
11 6 (0.91%) LAN
11 6 (0.91%) Skype
11 6 (0.91%) SSL
12 5 (0.76%) BGP
12 5 (0.76%) MPLS
12 5 (0.76%) VSAN
12 5 (0.76%) Wireless
12 5 (0.76%) X.509
13 4 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (12.35%) Big Data
2 32 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 30 (4.57%) BigQuery
4 26 (3.96%) Hadoop
5 24 (3.66%) Amazon RDS
6 15 (2.29%) Azure SQL Database
7 13 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.68%) Apache Hive
9 11 (1.68%) MongoDB
9 11 (1.68%) MySQL
10 10 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 10 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
11 9 (1.37%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.07%) MariaDB
12 7 (1.07%) Redis
12 7 (1.07%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.76%) Flink
13 5 (0.76%) Impala
Development Applications
1 143 (21.80%) Jenkins
2 94 (14.33%) Git (software)
3 49 (7.47%) JIRA
4 47 (7.16%) Sonatype Nexus
5 23 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
6 21 (3.20%) GitLab
7 16 (2.44%) Bitbucket
8 15 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (2.29%) TeamCity
8 15 (2.29%) Visual Studio
9 12 (1.83%) Vagrant
10 10 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (1.37%) Artifactory
11 9 (1.37%) Travis CI
12 8 (1.22%) Maven
13 7 (1.07%) ProC
13 7 (1.07%) Selenium
14 6 (0.91%) Cucumber
15 5 (0.76%) Eclipse
15 5 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 128 (19.51%) Finance
2 52 (7.93%) Banking
3 29 (4.42%) Retail
4 13 (1.98%) Public Sector
5 12 (1.83%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.52%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.07%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.91%) Games
8 6 (0.91%) Marketing
8 6 (0.91%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.76%) Billing
9 5 (0.76%) Law
9 5 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.46%) Advertising
10 3 (0.46%) Automotive
11 2 (0.30%) Legal
11 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.15%) Electronics
12 1 (0.15%) German Language
12 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (7.16%) Web Services
2 38 (5.79%) JSON
3 29 (4.42%) .NET
4 25 (3.81%) Kafka
5 15 (2.29%) Apache Beam
6 11 (1.68%) Node.js
7 10 (1.52%) SAML
8 9 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (1.22%) Spring
10 7 (1.07%) ASP.NET
10 7 (1.07%) OpenID
10 7 (1.07%) RESTful
10 7 (1.07%) YAML
11 6 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (0.91%) Keycloak
11 6 (0.91%) Natural Language Processing
11 6 (0.91%) OAuth
12 5 (0.76%) OAuth2
12 5 (0.76%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 82 (12.50%) Public Cloud
2 35 (5.34%) Data Centre
3 33 (5.03%) Cloud Native
3 33 (5.03%) Hybrid Cloud
4 30 (4.57%) Greenfield Project
5 29 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (2.59%) Replication
7 16 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (1.98%) Private Cloud
9 11 (1.68%) Enterprise Cloud
9 11 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (0.91%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.91%) Clustering
12 5 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
12 5 (0.76%) NHS
12 5 (0.76%) User Experience
13 4 (0.61%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.46%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 203 (30.95%) Linux
2 138 (21.04%) Windows
3 64 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 60 (9.15%) Windows Server
5 24 (3.66%) Unix
6 23 (3.51%) CentOS
6 23 (3.51%) Windows 10
7 11 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.07%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.76%) VMS
11 3 (0.46%) Debian
11 3 (0.46%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.46%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.30%) Android
12 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.15%) AIX
13 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (53.20%) DevOps
2 190 (28.96%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (19.51%) Infrastructure as Code
4 122 (18.60%) Migration
5 98 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
6 70 (10.67%) Scrum
7 63 (9.60%) Configuration Management
8 52 (7.93%) Analytics
8 52 (7.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 50 (7.62%) Microservices
10 47 (7.16%) Kanban
10 47 (7.16%) Software Engineering
11 45 (6.86%) Test Automation
12 44 (6.71%) Continuous Delivery
13 36 (5.49%) Computer Science
13 36 (5.49%) ITIL
14 34 (5.18%) Security Architecture
15 32 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
16 31 (4.73%) Machine Learning
16 31 (4.73%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 250 (38.11%) Python
2 104 (15.85%) PowerShell
3 103 (15.70%) Java
4 98 (14.94%) Bash Shell
5 74 (11.28%) Ruby
6 62 (9.45%) SQL
7 33 (5.03%) Go
8 30 (4.57%) Perl
8 30 (4.57%) Shell Script
9 23 (3.51%) C#
10 20 (3.05%) JavaScript
11 17 (2.59%) Groovy
12 16 (2.44%) Scala
13 6 (0.91%) C++
14 4 (0.61%) Korn
14 4 (0.61%) VBScript
15 3 (0.46%) C
16 2 (0.30%) Google Apps Script
16 2 (0.30%) Java 8
16 2 (0.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (9.60%) Security Cleared
2 46 (7.01%) Degree
3 38 (5.79%) SC Cleared
4 21 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (3.05%) AWS Certification
6 12 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.68%) RHCE
8 8 (1.22%) CISSP
9 5 (0.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 5 (0.76%) CCIE
9 5 (0.76%) MCSA
10 4 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.61%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.46%) CISA
11 3 (0.46%) CISM
11 3 (0.46%) MCP
12 2 (0.30%) CCNA
12 2 (0.30%) CCNP
12 2 (0.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (1.52%) QA
3 9 (1.37%) NIST
4 8 (1.22%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.07%) SLA
6 6 (0.91%) GDPR
7 5 (0.76%) NCSC
8 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.30%) COBIT
9 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.30%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 167 (25.46%) Docker
2 60 (9.15%) Active Directory
3 51 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.68%) VMware NSX
6 11 (1.68%) vSphere
7 4 (0.61%) HDFS
7 4 (0.61%) NFS
8 3 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.46%) LXC
8 3 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.46%) Xen
9 2 (0.30%) PowerDNS
9 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.30%) XenApp
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.15%) vCloud
10 1 (0.15%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 235 (35.82%) Terraform
2 165 (25.15%) Ansible
3 158 (24.09%) Kubernetes
4 108 (16.46%) Opscode Chef
5 95 (14.48%) Puppet
6 24 (3.66%) Packer
7 16 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (2.13%) Consul
9 13 (1.98%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (1.68%) SCCM
10 11 (1.68%) Suricata
10 11 (1.68%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 10 (1.52%) Kibana
12 9 (1.37%) Grafana
13 8 (1.22%) Istio
13 8 (1.22%) Prometheus
14 6 (0.91%) Marathon
14 6 (0.91%) Mesos
14 6 (0.91%) Sysdig
15 5 (0.76%) Salt
Vendors
1 164 (25.00%) Google
2 100 (15.24%) Microsoft
3 67 (10.21%) VMware
4 57 (8.69%) Red Hat
5 37 (5.64%) Splunk
6 30 (4.57%) Cisco
7 24 (3.66%) Oracle
8 21 (3.20%) Citrix
9 18 (2.74%) Cloudera
10 13 (1.98%) Qualys
11 10 (1.52%) IBM
11 10 (1.52%) Informatica
11 10 (1.52%) NetApp
11 10 (1.52%) Zscaler
12 9 (1.37%) EMC
13 8 (1.22%) CheckPoint
13 8 (1.22%) Hortonworks
13 8 (1.22%) Okta
13 8 (1.22%) ServiceNow
14 7 (1.07%) Palo Alto