Period
to 11 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

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
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 248 242 345
Rank change year-on-year -6 +103 +85
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 317 926 724
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.03% 1.12% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.18% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 625 537
Median daily rate £525 £550 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +3.77% +6.00%
10th Percentile £372 £400 £370
90th Percentile £660 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £530
% change year-on-year -4.55% +3.77% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £75.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% +114.29% -15.66%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +169.23% +44.44%

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 28,733 78,151 89,503
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.26% 94.31% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,193 51,897 59,238
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £263 £269 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,154 2,575 2,850
Median hourly rate £27.28 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.40% +6.95% +1.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £51.75 £52.80 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.61 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +36.44% +8.33% -3.74%

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 11 August 2020.

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 11 August 2020. 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 +5 200 £550 -4.35% 47
North of England +68 50 £513 +2.50% 26
North West +42 24 £525 -2.78% 18
Yorkshire +59 22 £475 - 7
Midlands +61 20 £498 +4.74% 5
South West +64 16 £515 +3.00% 4
South East +44 16 £440 -13.73% 15
West Midlands +58 13 £563 -6.09% 3
East of England +73 8 £335 -35.42% 13
East Midlands +42 7 £425 +11.84% 2
North East +36 1 £500 +6.38% 1
Cloud Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, 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.

1 175 (55.21%) AWS
2 152 (47.95%) DevOps
3 142 (44.79%) Azure
4 116 (36.59%) Terraform
5 107 (33.75%) Python
6 88 (27.76%) Docker
7 86 (27.13%) Kubernetes
8 83 (26.18%) Linux
9 75 (23.66%) GCP
10 69 (21.77%) Ansible
11 64 (20.19%) Jenkins
12 59 (18.61%) Agile Software Development
13 57 (17.98%) Infrastructure as Code
14 55 (17.35%) Windows
15 54 (17.03%) Java
16 52 (16.40%) Microsoft
17 51 (16.09%) Migration
18 46 (14.51%) Finance
18 46 (14.51%) Security Cleared
19 44 (13.88%) SC Cleared
19 44 (13.88%) PowerShell
19 44 (13.88%) Git (software)
20 41 (12.93%) Bash Shell
20 41 (12.93%) Firewall
20 41 (12.93%) Active Directory
21 40 (12.62%) Google
22 39 (12.30%) Public Cloud
23 37 (11.67%) PaaS
23 37 (11.67%) DNS
24 36 (11.36%) Software Engineering

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 17 (5.36%) Confluence
2 10 (3.15%) Apache Spark
3 9 (2.84%) Skype for Business
4 8 (2.52%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.21%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.26%) Apache
7 4 (1.26%) Jupyter
7 4 (1.26%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.26%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.63%) IIS
9 2 (0.63%) Mule
9 2 (0.63%) nginx
9 2 (0.63%) SAS
9 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.32%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.32%) Actimize
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.32%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 175 (55.21%) AWS
2 142 (44.79%) Azure
3 75 (23.66%) GCP
4 37 (11.67%) PaaS
5 36 (11.36%) Serverless
6 34 (10.73%) Amazon EC2
6 34 (10.73%) AWS CloudFormation
6 34 (10.73%) AWS Lambda
7 30 (9.46%) SaaS
7 30 (9.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 23 (7.26%) OpenShift
9 21 (6.62%) IaaS
10 19 (5.99%) Office 365
11 18 (5.68%) Amazon EKS
11 18 (5.68%) Amazon S3
12 15 (4.73%) Route 53
13 14 (4.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 14 (4.42%) AWS CloudTrail
13 14 (4.42%) GitHub
14 11 (3.47%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (12.93%) Firewall
2 37 (11.67%) DNS
3 24 (7.57%) Network Security
4 16 (5.05%) VPN
5 12 (3.79%) DHCP
6 11 (3.47%) WAN
7 10 (3.15%) HTTP
7 10 (3.15%) Internet
7 10 (3.15%) LAN
7 10 (3.15%) TCP/IP
8 9 (2.84%) Skype
8 9 (2.84%) SNMP
9 7 (2.21%) DMZ
9 7 (2.21%) OSPF
10 6 (1.89%) TACACS
10 6 (1.89%) X.509
11 5 (1.58%) Wireless
12 4 (1.26%) OpenVPN
12 4 (1.26%) SSL
13 3 (0.95%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.36%) Big Data
2 33 (10.41%) Hadoop
3 18 (5.68%) SQL Server
4 16 (5.05%) Apache Hive
5 15 (4.73%) Amazon RDS
5 15 (4.73%) NoSQL
6 12 (3.79%) RDBMS
6 12 (3.79%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.84%) Cosmos DB
8 7 (2.21%) BigQuery
8 7 (2.21%) Impala
8 7 (2.21%) Sqoop
9 6 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.89%) MySQL
9 6 (1.89%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.89%) Power BI
10 5 (1.58%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (1.58%) HBase
10 5 (1.58%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 64 (20.19%) Jenkins
2 44 (13.88%) Git (software)
3 20 (6.31%) JIRA
4 16 (5.05%) GitLab
5 14 (4.42%) Maven
6 11 (3.47%) Artifactory
7 10 (3.15%) SonarQube
8 9 (2.84%) JUnit
9 8 (2.52%) Bitbucket Server
9 8 (2.52%) Gradle
9 8 (2.52%) TeamCity
10 7 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (2.21%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (1.89%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (1.58%) Spinnaker
13 4 (1.26%) Cucumber
13 4 (1.26%) GoCD
14 3 (0.95%) CircleCI
14 3 (0.95%) Mockito
General
1 46 (14.51%) Finance
2 26 (8.20%) Banking
3 8 (2.52%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.21%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.26%) Marketing
6 3 (0.95%) Legal
6 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.95%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.63%) Billing
7 2 (0.63%) Electronics
7 2 (0.63%) Retail
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) French Language
8 1 (0.32%) Front Office
8 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.89%) Web Services
2 19 (5.99%) Kafka
3 15 (4.73%) .NET
4 12 (3.79%) REST
4 12 (3.79%) SAML
5 11 (3.47%) Node.js
6 9 (2.84%) Lambda Expressions
7 8 (2.52%) RESTful
8 7 (2.21%) ADO
8 7 (2.21%) GraphQL
8 7 (2.21%) Swagger
9 6 (1.89%) JSON
9 6 (1.89%) Spring
10 5 (1.58%) Middleware
10 5 (1.58%) PySpark
10 5 (1.58%) Spring Boot
11 4 (1.26%) OAuth
11 4 (1.26%) OAuth2
11 4 (1.26%) Spark Streaming
12 3 (0.95%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.30%) Public Cloud
2 26 (8.20%) Cloud Native
3 19 (5.99%) Hybrid Cloud
4 17 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.10%) Data Centre
5 13 (4.10%) Linux Command Line
6 11 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (2.52%) Private Cloud
7 8 (2.52%) Replication
8 6 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.58%) PKI
10 4 (1.26%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.26%) PMI
10 4 (1.26%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.95%) iPad
12 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
13 1 (0.32%) BYOD
13 1 (0.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 1 (0.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 83 (26.18%) Linux
2 55 (17.35%) Windows
3 25 (7.89%) Unix
4 20 (6.31%) Windows Server
5 12 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.47%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (2.84%) CentOS
8 8 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.21%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (1.58%) CoreOS
11 4 (1.26%) Debian
11 4 (1.26%) VMS
11 4 (1.26%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.32%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (47.95%) DevOps
2 59 (18.61%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (17.98%) Infrastructure as Code
4 51 (16.09%) Migration
5 36 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (11.36%) Software Engineering
6 30 (9.46%) Microservices
7 29 (9.15%) Configuration Management
8 27 (8.52%) Continuous Delivery
8 27 (8.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 24 (7.57%) Infrastructure Automation
10 23 (7.26%) Analytics
11 17 (5.36%) Mentoring
11 17 (5.36%) Test Automation
12 16 (5.05%) Open Source
13 15 (4.73%) Change Management
13 15 (4.73%) DevSecOps
13 15 (4.73%) Load Balancing
13 15 (4.73%) Scrum
14 14 (4.42%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 107 (33.75%) Python
2 54 (17.03%) Java
3 44 (13.88%) PowerShell
4 41 (12.93%) Bash Shell
5 24 (7.57%) SQL
6 18 (5.68%) Scala
7 15 (4.73%) Go
8 14 (4.42%) Ruby
8 14 (4.42%) Shell Script
9 13 (4.10%) JavaScript
10 11 (3.47%) Perl
11 9 (2.84%) C
11 9 (2.84%) C#
11 9 (2.84%) PHP
12 8 (2.52%) Groovy
13 7 (2.21%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.26%) R
15 3 (0.95%) C++
15 3 (0.95%) Java 8
15 3 (0.95%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (14.51%) Security Cleared
2 44 (13.88%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.05%) AWS Certification
4 13 (4.10%) Degree
5 11 (3.47%) DV Cleared
6 7 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.58%) CISSP
7 5 (1.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.26%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.63%) CCA
9 2 (0.63%) CCNA
9 2 (0.63%) CCSP
9 2 (0.63%) CISM
10 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.32%) CCNP
10 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.32%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.47%) SLA
2 10 (3.15%) QA
3 6 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.63%) GDPR
5 2 (0.63%) MiFID
5 2 (0.63%) NIST
6 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.32%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.32%) HL7
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 88 (27.76%) Docker
2 41 (12.93%) Active Directory
3 13 (4.10%) vSphere
4 12 (3.79%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (2.21%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.89%) vCloud
8 5 (1.58%) HDFS
8 5 (1.58%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.95%) Gluster
9 3 (0.95%) oVirt
9 3 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.63%) PowerDNS
10 2 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.63%) XenApp
11 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 116 (36.59%) Terraform
2 86 (27.13%) Kubernetes
3 69 (21.77%) Ansible
4 30 (9.46%) Puppet
5 21 (6.62%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.52%) Packer
7 7 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (2.21%) Prometheus
8 5 (1.58%) Grafana
8 5 (1.58%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (1.58%) SCCM
9 4 (1.26%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (1.26%) Kibana
9 4 (1.26%) Oozie
10 3 (0.95%) Istio
10 3 (0.95%) Nagios
10 3 (0.95%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (0.95%) SCOM
11 2 (0.63%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.63%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 52 (16.40%) Microsoft
2 40 (12.62%) Google
3 33 (10.41%) Cloudera
4 28 (8.83%) Oracle
5 25 (7.89%) VMware
6 16 (5.05%) Hortonworks
7 11 (3.47%) Cisco
7 11 (3.47%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.21%) Splunk
9 6 (1.89%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.89%) Citrix
10 4 (1.26%) IBM
10 4 (1.26%) Tableau
11 3 (0.95%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.95%) CloudEndure
11 3 (0.95%) Dynatrace
11 3 (0.95%) NetApp
11 3 (0.95%) Sybase
12 2 (0.63%) Palo Alto
12 2 (0.63%) Veracode