Period
to 24 July 2021

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 234 249 259
Rank change year-on-year +15 +10 +84
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 669 352 898
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.18% 1.05% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.13% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 247 614
10th Percentile £392 £397 £400
25th Percentile £463 £463 £470
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +3.77%
75th Percentile £612 £638 £638
90th Percentile £700 £750 £700
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £98.50 - £70.00
UK median hourly rate £76.25 - £48.75

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 52,686 31,219 79,149
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.09% 93.52% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 36,561 21,117 53,568
10th Percentile £300 £263 £273
25th Percentile £400 £375 £372
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,718 1,032 2,432
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.61 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.09 £13.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £43.00 £42.39 £43.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £52.24
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - +6.95% +6.86%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -22 396 £555 -3.48% 149
South East +20 68 £495 +4.21% 29
North of England -30 59 £525 +5.00% 44
South West -1 32 £505 -2.88% 20
Yorkshire -9 31 £525 +10.53% 16
Midlands -23 29 £470 +6.52% 32
North West -23 24 £438 -2.78% 25
East of England -7 19 £475 +39.71% 18
West Midlands -33 17 £533 +18.33% 27
East Midlands -13 10 £465 +9.41% 5
North East -2 4 £525 +5.00% 3
Cloud Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 338 (50.52%) Azure
2 310 (46.34%) AWS
3 301 (44.99%) DevOps
4 269 (40.21%) Terraform
5 201 (30.04%) Python
6 190 (28.40%) Kubernetes
7 176 (26.31%) Agile Software Development
8 165 (24.66%) Infrastructure as Code
9 148 (22.12%) PowerShell
10 142 (21.23%) Linux
11 141 (21.08%) GCP
11 141 (21.08%) Ansible
11 141 (21.08%) Docker
12 130 (19.43%) Windows
13 123 (18.39%) Finance
14 114 (17.04%) Microsoft
15 112 (16.74%) Java
16 106 (15.84%) Migration
17 105 (15.70%) Google
18 104 (15.55%) PaaS
19 91 (13.60%) Jenkins
20 86 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 84 (12.56%) Active Directory
22 83 (12.41%) IaaS
23 77 (11.51%) Git (software)
24 76 (11.36%) Firewall
25 75 (11.21%) SQL
26 67 (10.01%) Social Skills
27 66 (9.87%) VMware
28 65 (9.72%) Scrum

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 27 (4.04%) Confluence
2 26 (3.89%) Apache
3 23 (3.44%) Apache Spark
4 22 (3.29%) OpenStack
5 17 (2.54%) SharePoint
6 14 (2.09%) Apache Airflow
7 13 (1.94%) Cloud Foundry
8 10 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (1.20%) Mule
10 6 (0.90%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.30%) IIS
11 2 (0.30%) Jupyter
11 2 (0.30%) Luigi
11 2 (0.30%) nginx
11 2 (0.30%) SAS
11 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.15%) Jetty
Applications
1 10 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.75%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 338 (50.52%) Azure
2 310 (46.34%) AWS
3 141 (21.08%) GCP
4 104 (15.55%) PaaS
5 83 (12.41%) IaaS
6 58 (8.67%) GitHub
7 57 (8.52%) AWS CloudFormation
8 55 (8.22%) Microsoft 365
9 52 (7.77%) Serverless
10 44 (6.58%) AWS Lambda
11 33 (4.93%) SaaS
12 32 (4.78%) Amazon EC2
13 30 (4.48%) Azure Active Directory
14 28 (4.19%) OpenShift
15 26 (3.89%) Amazon EKS
16 23 (3.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 23 (3.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 19 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
18 17 (2.54%) Amazon ELB
19 16 (2.39%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 76 (11.36%) Firewall
2 34 (5.08%) DNS
3 23 (3.44%) Network Security
4 18 (2.69%) Software-Defined Networking
5 17 (2.54%) VPN
6 15 (2.24%) 3GPP
6 15 (2.24%) SGSN
7 14 (2.09%) DHCP
8 12 (1.79%) Internet
8 12 (1.79%) SAN
9 8 (1.20%) BGP
9 8 (1.20%) SSL
9 8 (1.20%) VLAN
10 7 (1.05%) MPLS
10 7 (1.05%) OSPF
10 7 (1.05%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.05%) X.509
11 6 (0.90%) IPv4
12 5 (0.75%) Intranet
12 5 (0.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.53%) Big Data
2 33 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (4.33%) BigQuery
4 27 (4.04%) SQL Server
5 22 (3.29%) Hadoop
6 16 (2.39%) Apache Hive
7 15 (2.24%) Data Lake
7 15 (2.24%) NoSQL
8 14 (2.09%) Azure SQL Database
8 14 (2.09%) MySQL
9 13 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (1.64%) Cloud Spanner
10 11 (1.64%) Power BI
11 10 (1.49%) Tableau
12 8 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
12 8 (1.20%) Looker
13 7 (1.05%) Neo4j
13 7 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 91 (13.60%) Jenkins
2 77 (11.51%) Git (software)
3 44 (6.58%) JIRA
4 21 (3.14%) Postman
5 17 (2.54%) GitLab
6 15 (2.24%) TeamCity
6 15 (2.24%) Visual Studio
7 12 (1.79%) Bitbucket
8 11 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (1.49%) Travis CI
10 9 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (1.05%) Eclipse
11 7 (1.05%) IntelliJ
11 7 (1.05%) ProC
11 7 (1.05%) Visual Studio Code
12 6 (0.90%) Maven
12 6 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.60%) CircleCI
13 4 (0.60%) Gradle
14 3 (0.45%) Vagrant
General
1 123 (18.39%) Finance
2 67 (10.01%) Social Skills
3 55 (8.22%) Banking
4 26 (3.89%) Public Sector
5 21 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.69%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.94%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.35%) Presentation Skills
9 7 (1.05%) Retail
10 6 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.75%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.60%) Documentation Skills
12 4 (0.60%) Electronics
12 4 (0.60%) Influencing Skills
12 4 (0.60%) Legal
13 3 (0.45%) Automotive
13 3 (0.45%) Games
13 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.30%) Advertising
14 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.98%) .NET
1 40 (5.98%) Web Services
1 40 (5.98%) YAML
2 32 (4.78%) JSON
2 32 (4.78%) XML
3 20 (2.99%) Spring Boot
4 19 (2.84%) Kafka
4 19 (2.84%) REST
5 16 (2.39%) Spring
6 15 (2.24%) Spine.js
7 14 (2.09%) .NET Core
7 14 (2.09%) Node.js
8 13 (1.94%) .NET Framework
9 11 (1.64%) RESTful
10 10 (1.49%) Apache Beam
11 9 (1.35%) Ruby on Rails
12 8 (1.20%) React
13 7 (1.05%) CSS
14 6 (0.90%) SAML
14 6 (0.90%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.62%) Public Cloud
2 47 (7.03%) Cloud Native
3 45 (6.73%) Data Centre
4 16 (2.39%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.24%) Derivative
5 15 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.64%) Legacy Applications
8 9 (1.35%) PKI
9 8 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.05%) Enterprise Cloud
10 7 (1.05%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.90%) Cybercrime
11 6 (0.90%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.75%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.75%) Tandem
13 4 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.60%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 142 (21.23%) Linux
2 130 (19.43%) Windows
3 41 (6.13%) Windows Server
4 20 (2.99%) Unix
5 11 (1.64%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.35%) VMS
6 9 (1.35%) Windows Server 2019
7 8 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.05%) CentOS
8 7 (1.05%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.15%) Debian
10 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (44.99%) DevOps
2 176 (26.31%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (24.66%) Infrastructure as Code
4 106 (15.84%) Migration
5 86 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 65 (9.72%) Scrum
7 59 (8.82%) Microservices
8 45 (6.73%) Configuration Management
9 41 (6.13%) Cybersecurity
10 39 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (5.53%) Problem-Solving
12 36 (5.38%) ITIL
13 35 (5.23%) Software Engineering
14 33 (4.93%) Open Source
15 30 (4.48%) Kanban
16 29 (4.33%) Security Architecture
17 28 (4.19%) ETL
17 28 (4.19%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 27 (4.04%) Analytics
18 27 (4.04%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 201 (30.04%) Python
2 148 (22.12%) PowerShell
3 112 (16.74%) Java
4 75 (11.21%) SQL
5 63 (9.42%) Bash Shell
6 24 (3.59%) JavaScript
7 23 (3.44%) Go
8 19 (2.84%) C#
9 16 (2.39%) Perl
10 15 (2.24%) Scala
11 12 (1.79%) Ruby
12 11 (1.64%) PHP
12 11 (1.64%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.35%) C
14 6 (0.90%) Groovy
15 5 (0.75%) C++
16 4 (0.60%) R
16 4 (0.60%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.45%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (6.13%) Security Cleared
2 36 (5.38%) SC Cleared
3 34 (5.08%) AWS Certification
4 17 (2.54%) Degree
5 7 (1.05%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.90%) CISSP
6 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.45%) CCSP
9 3 (0.45%) MCSA
10 2 (0.30%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.15%) CCIE
11 1 (0.15%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.15%) MCSE
11 1 (0.15%) RHCE
11 1 (0.15%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.39%) QA
2 15 (2.24%) OASIS TOSCA
3 10 (1.49%) NIST
4 9 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.20%) GDPR
5 8 (1.20%) SLA
6 5 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.60%) FedRAMP
7 4 (0.60%) SOC 2
8 3 (0.45%) COBIT
9 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.30%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.30%) NCSC
9 2 (0.30%) PSD2
9 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.15%) Accessibility
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 141 (21.08%) Docker
2 84 (12.56%) Active Directory
3 51 (7.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (3.89%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (2.54%) LXC
6 15 (2.24%) KVM
7 10 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (1.35%) Hyper-V
9 8 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (1.05%) HDFS
10 7 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.90%) vSphere
12 4 (0.60%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.60%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.30%) NFS
13 2 (0.30%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.30%) vCloud
13 2 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 269 (40.21%) Terraform
2 190 (28.40%) Kubernetes
3 141 (21.08%) Ansible
4 60 (8.97%) Puppet
5 56 (8.37%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (3.29%) Prometheus
7 21 (3.14%) SCCM
8 20 (2.99%) Grafana
9 16 (2.39%) Docker Swarm
10 15 (2.24%) Cloudify
10 15 (2.24%) Juju
11 13 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
12 12 (1.79%) Packer
13 11 (1.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 11 (1.64%) Istio
14 8 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
15 6 (0.90%) vRealize
16 5 (0.75%) Hadoop YARN
16 5 (0.75%) vCenter Server
16 5 (0.75%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 114 (17.04%) Microsoft
2 105 (15.70%) Google
3 66 (9.87%) VMware
4 33 (4.93%) Cisco
4 33 (4.93%) Splunk
5 27 (4.04%) Red Hat
6 21 (3.14%) Cloudera
7 20 (2.99%) Citrix
8 18 (2.69%) Juniper
9 17 (2.54%) Oracle
10 15 (2.24%) Ericsson
10 15 (2.24%) Mirantis
11 14 (2.09%) Databricks
11 14 (2.09%) New Relic
12 9 (1.35%) SolarWinds
13 8 (1.20%) Hortonworks
13 8 (1.20%) SAP
14 7 (1.05%) HP
14 7 (1.05%) Palo Alto
15 6 (0.90%) Atlassian