Period
to 9 May 2021

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £505 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 207 269 290
Rank change year-on-year +62 +21 +49
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 562 447 811
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.26% 0.96% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.02% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 311 559
10th Percentile £365 £406 £412
25th Percentile £441 £463 £457
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £505 £558 £550
Median % change year-on-year -9.50% +1.45% +3.77%
75th Percentile £600 £675 £631
90th Percentile £675 £763 £700
UK median daily rate £508 £550 £541
% change year-on-year -7.73% +1.62% +3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £70.00
UK median hourly rate £54.00 - £41.25

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 41,235 43,721 79,839
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.72% 93.88% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,493 29,381 54,207
10th Percentile £281 £245 £275
25th Percentile £381 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.11% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £655 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £473
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.12% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,436 1,585 2,326
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.63 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.50 £14.10 £13.25
Median hourly rate £21.56 £18.90 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.07% +2.16% +5.71%
75th Percentile £44.33 £36.50 £41.00
90th Percentile £56.50 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% +5.56% +2.86%

Cloud Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Engineer in England

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cloud Engineer in England.

Daily rate trend for Cloud Engineer in England

Cloud Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cloud Engineer in England over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Cloud Engineer in England

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cloud Engineer in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 9 May 2021. 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 -19 317 £525 -12.50% 95
South East +91 75 £470 -14.55% 36
North of England +46 60 £500 +5.26% 57
Yorkshire +26 28 £500 +2.56% 24
North West +23 28 £500 +21.95% 25
South West +49 27 £475 -8.65% 18
Midlands +22 22 £426 -3.40% 22
East of England +41 20 £475 -5.00% 18
West Midlands +13 16 £363 -19.44% 19
East Midlands +18 6 £465 +9.41% 3
North East +29 4 £450 -10.00% 8
Cloud Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, 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.

1 276 (49.11%) Azure
2 254 (45.20%) AWS
3 244 (43.42%) DevOps
4 227 (40.39%) Terraform
5 155 (27.58%) Kubernetes
5 155 (27.58%) Python
6 132 (23.49%) Infrastructure as Code
7 129 (22.95%) GCP
8 127 (22.60%) Linux
9 126 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
10 117 (20.82%) Ansible
11 115 (20.46%) Docker
12 109 (19.40%) Windows
13 103 (18.33%) Microsoft
14 102 (18.15%) Finance
15 96 (17.08%) PowerShell
16 86 (15.30%) Google
17 82 (14.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 81 (14.41%) PaaS
19 77 (13.70%) Java
20 76 (13.52%) Active Directory
21 71 (12.63%) Firewall
22 68 (12.10%) SQL
23 65 (11.57%) Migration
23 65 (11.57%) Jenkins
24 61 (10.85%) VMware
25 60 (10.68%) IaaS
25 60 (10.68%) Social Skills
26 53 (9.43%) Data Centre
27 52 (9.25%) Cloud Native

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 (5.34%) OpenStack
2 19 (3.38%) Apache Spark
3 17 (3.02%) Confluence
4 12 (2.14%) Apache
5 11 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
6 10 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.78%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.25%) Apache Airflow
7 7 (1.25%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.71%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.36%) IIS
9 2 (0.36%) JBoss
9 2 (0.36%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.18%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.18%) Jetty
10 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.89%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 276 (49.11%) Azure
2 254 (45.20%) AWS
3 129 (22.95%) GCP
4 81 (14.41%) PaaS
5 60 (10.68%) IaaS
6 44 (7.83%) Microsoft 365
7 41 (7.30%) Serverless
8 39 (6.94%) AWS CloudFormation
9 37 (6.58%) GitHub
10 32 (5.69%) AWS Lambda
11 28 (4.98%) OpenShift
12 27 (4.80%) Amazon EC2
13 25 (4.45%) Cloud Computing
14 22 (3.91%) Amazon EKS
15 20 (3.56%) Azure Active Directory
15 20 (3.56%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 19 (3.38%) Amazon S3
16 19 (3.38%) SaaS
17 18 (3.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 17 (3.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 71 (12.63%) Firewall
2 38 (6.76%) DNS
3 28 (4.98%) Network Security
4 20 (3.56%) Software-Defined Networking
4 20 (3.56%) VPN
5 19 (3.38%) 3GPP
5 19 (3.38%) SGSN
6 17 (3.02%) SAN
7 14 (2.49%) Internet
8 9 (1.60%) VSAN
9 8 (1.42%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (1.42%) DHCP
9 8 (1.42%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.25%) Intranet
10 7 (1.25%) MPLS
10 7 (1.25%) SMTP
10 7 (1.25%) WAN
10 7 (1.25%) Wireless
10 7 (1.25%) X.509
11 6 (1.07%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.34%) Big Data
2 25 (4.45%) BigQuery
3 22 (3.91%) Hadoop
4 20 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (3.02%) Amazon RDS
5 17 (3.02%) SQL Server
6 15 (2.67%) NoSQL
7 13 (2.31%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (1.96%) Apache Hive
8 11 (1.96%) MySQL
9 9 (1.60%) Power BI
10 7 (1.25%) Data Lake
10 7 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.07%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (1.07%) Cloud Spanner
11 6 (1.07%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.89%) Bigtable
12 5 (0.89%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 65 (11.57%) Jenkins
2 51 (9.07%) Git (software)
3 25 (4.45%) GitLab
4 24 (4.27%) JIRA
5 12 (2.14%) TeamCity
6 11 (1.96%) Visual Studio
7 8 (1.42%) Bitbucket
7 8 (1.42%) ReSharper
8 7 (1.25%) Maven
9 6 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (1.07%) Postman
9 6 (1.07%) Selenium
9 6 (1.07%) Travis CI
10 5 (0.89%) CircleCI
10 5 (0.89%) Gradle
10 5 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.71%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.71%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.71%) Visual Studio Code
12 3 (0.53%) ProC
General
1 102 (18.15%) Finance
2 60 (10.68%) Social Skills
3 51 (9.07%) Banking
4 20 (3.56%) Public Sector
5 16 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (2.31%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.96%) Front Office
8 10 (1.78%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.60%) Retail
10 8 (1.42%) Presentation Skills
11 5 (0.89%) Influencing Skills
11 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.71%) Marketing
13 3 (0.53%) Automotive
13 3 (0.53%) Back Office
13 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.53%) Law
14 2 (0.36%) Advertising
14 2 (0.36%) Billing
14 2 (0.36%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.58%) .NET
1 37 (6.58%) YAML
2 32 (5.69%) JSON
2 32 (5.69%) Web Services
3 26 (4.63%) Kafka
3 26 (4.63%) REST
3 26 (4.63%) XML
4 19 (3.38%) Node.js
4 19 (3.38%) Spine.js
5 14 (2.49%) .NET Framework
6 12 (2.14%) Spring Boot
7 10 (1.78%) .NET Core
7 10 (1.78%) Spring
8 9 (1.60%) RESTful
9 8 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (1.42%) SAML
10 6 (1.07%) Swagger
11 5 (0.89%) CSS
11 5 (0.89%) Middleware
11 5 (0.89%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.43%) Data Centre
2 52 (9.25%) Cloud Native
3 39 (6.94%) Public Cloud
4 19 (3.38%) Derivative
5 13 (2.31%) Enterprise Cloud
6 11 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.42%) PKI
7 8 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.07%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.89%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.89%) Tandem
11 4 (0.71%) HP Storage
11 4 (0.71%) iPad
12 3 (0.53%) Clustering
12 3 (0.53%) Cybercrime
12 3 (0.53%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 127 (22.60%) Linux
2 109 (19.40%) Windows
3 32 (5.69%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.49%) Unix
5 9 (1.60%) Ubuntu
6 8 (1.42%) CentOS
7 6 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.07%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.53%) VMS
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (43.42%) DevOps
2 132 (23.49%) Infrastructure as Code
3 126 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (14.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 65 (11.57%) Migration
6 46 (8.19%) Scrum
7 45 (8.01%) Microservices
8 43 (7.65%) Software Engineering
9 41 (7.30%) Configuration Management
10 35 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (6.05%) Open Source
12 33 (5.87%) Cybersecurity
12 33 (5.87%) Project Delivery
12 33 (5.87%) Test Automation
13 32 (5.69%) ITIL
13 32 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
14 29 (5.16%) Analytics
15 25 (4.45%) Change Management
15 25 (4.45%) Kanban
16 24 (4.27%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 155 (27.58%) Python
2 96 (17.08%) PowerShell
3 77 (13.70%) Java
4 68 (12.10%) SQL
5 45 (8.01%) Bash Shell
6 27 (4.80%) Go
7 22 (3.91%) JavaScript
8 17 (3.02%) Scala
9 11 (1.96%) C#
9 11 (1.96%) Perl
10 10 (1.78%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.60%) PHP
11 9 (1.60%) Ruby
12 8 (1.42%) C++
13 6 (1.07%) Groovy
14 4 (0.71%) C
14 4 (0.71%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.53%) Java 8
15 3 (0.53%) Kotlin
15 3 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 39 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 32 (5.69%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.67%) Degree
4 12 (2.14%) AWS Certification
5 8 (1.42%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.53%) MCSE
9 2 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.36%) MCSA
10 1 (0.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.18%) CCIE
10 1 (0.18%) CISM
10 1 (0.18%) CISSP
10 1 (0.18%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.18%) MCITP
10 1 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.38%) OASIS TOSCA
2 11 (1.96%) QA
3 10 (1.78%) NIST
3 10 (1.78%) SLA
4 6 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.53%) GDPR
7 2 (0.36%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.36%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.18%) PMO
8 1 (0.18%) PSD2
8 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 115 (20.46%) Docker
2 76 (13.52%) Active Directory
3 40 (7.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (5.87%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (3.74%) LXC
6 19 (3.38%) KVM
7 18 (3.20%) Hyper-V
8 12 (2.14%) VMware NSX
9 7 (1.25%) HDFS
10 4 (0.71%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.71%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.71%) vSphere
11 3 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.36%) NFS
13 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.18%) Firmware
13 1 (0.18%) Squid
13 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 227 (40.39%) Terraform
2 155 (27.58%) Kubernetes
3 117 (20.82%) Ansible
4 44 (7.83%) Puppet
5 34 (6.05%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (4.98%) Prometheus
7 24 (4.27%) Grafana
8 19 (3.38%) Cloudify
8 19 (3.38%) Docker Swarm
8 19 (3.38%) Juju
9 17 (3.02%) SCCM
10 11 (1.96%) Packer
11 10 (1.78%) Istio
11 10 (1.78%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (1.78%) vRealize
12 7 (1.25%) vCenter Server
13 5 (0.89%) FortiGate
13 5 (0.89%) Salt
13 5 (0.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 103 (18.33%) Microsoft
2 86 (15.30%) Google
3 61 (10.85%) VMware
4 43 (7.65%) Cisco
5 33 (5.87%) Red Hat
6 24 (4.27%) Juniper
7 19 (3.38%) Ericsson
7 19 (3.38%) Mirantis
8 17 (3.02%) Cloudera
8 17 (3.02%) Splunk
9 15 (2.67%) Oracle
10 14 (2.49%) Dell
11 11 (1.96%) Citrix
12 8 (1.42%) Databricks
12 8 (1.42%) SAP
13 7 (1.25%) Hortonworks
13 7 (1.25%) HP
14 6 (1.07%) Fortinet
14 6 (1.07%) New Relic
15 5 (0.89%) Palo Alto