Period
to 25 September 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Cloud in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Public Cloud over the 6 months to 25 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Public Cloud
UK > England
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 240 258 385
Rank change year-on-year +18 +127 +74
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 276 854 620
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.07% 1.06% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.08% 3.36% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 523 467
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £413 £375 £413
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -46.15%

Public Cloud is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 8,967 25,434 30,790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.70% 31.49% 32.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,768 16,334 20,210
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £277
90th Percentile £725 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £473
% change year-on-year - +0.42% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 919 946
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £20.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% +10.43% +1.88%
10th Percentile £12.92 £11.48 £12.25
90th Percentile £56.00 £54.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £34.74 £22.34 £20.00
% change year-on-year +55.54% +11.68% -3.40%

Public Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Public Cloud as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Public Cloud in England

Public Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Public Cloud in England

Public Cloud
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Public Cloud in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Public Cloud in England

Public Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Public Cloud in England

Public Cloud
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Public Cloud in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Public Cloud in England

Public Cloud
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 Public Cloud within the England region over the 6 months to 25 September 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 +6 128 £550 -8.33% 54
South East +109 54 £550 - 16
North of England +43 32 £550 +7.84% 28
South West +90 28 £538 -2.27% 3
Midlands +84 25 £427 -16.68% 14
North West -1 16 £525 +0.48% 20
West Midlands +64 15 £426 -16.88% 12
East Midlands +53 10 £500 -2.44% 2
Yorkshire +79 8 £600 +20.00% 6
North East +39 6 £500 - 2
Public Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Public Cloud 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 Public Cloud.

1 177 (64.13%) Azure
2 156 (56.52%) AWS
3 148 (53.62%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (35.87%) DevOps
5 74 (26.81%) Security Cleared
6 68 (24.64%) SC Cleared
7 67 (24.28%) Migration
8 65 (23.55%) Microsoft
9 62 (22.46%) Kubernetes
10 60 (21.74%) Terraform
11 59 (21.38%) Linux
12 55 (19.93%) Windows
13 52 (18.84%) IaaS
14 51 (18.48%) PaaS
14 51 (18.48%) Docker
15 50 (18.12%) Python
16 48 (17.39%) GCP
17 46 (16.67%) Jenkins
18 42 (15.22%) Finance
19 40 (14.49%) Firewall
19 40 (14.49%) Scrum
19 40 (14.49%) SQL
20 39 (14.13%) Microservices
20 39 (14.13%) Ansible
21 38 (13.77%) Service Management
22 35 (12.68%) Active Directory
23 31 (11.23%) Java
23 31 (11.23%) Office 365
24 30 (10.87%) Web Services
25 29 (10.51%) VMware

Public Cloud
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 18 (6.52%) Confluence
2 11 (3.99%) Apache
3 9 (3.26%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.54%) CMS
5 5 (1.81%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (1.81%) JBoss
5 5 (1.81%) NetWeaver
5 5 (1.81%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.09%) nginx
6 3 (1.09%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.36%) Mule
7 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.45%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.36%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.36%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 177 (64.13%) Azure
2 156 (56.52%) AWS
3 52 (18.84%) IaaS
4 51 (18.48%) PaaS
5 48 (17.39%) GCP
6 31 (11.23%) Office 365
7 20 (7.25%) SaaS
8 16 (5.80%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (5.07%) OpenShift
10 13 (4.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 12 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (3.26%) Amazon EKS
12 9 (3.26%) Amazon S3
12 9 (3.26%) GitHub
13 8 (2.90%) Amazon ECS
14 7 (2.54%) AWS CodePipeline
14 7 (2.54%) Azure Stack
14 7 (2.54%) CloudFront
14 7 (2.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 40 (14.49%) Firewall
2 27 (9.78%) DNS
3 21 (7.61%) VPN
3 21 (7.61%) WAN
4 17 (6.16%) MPLS
5 16 (5.80%) DHCP
6 14 (5.07%) Skype
6 14 (5.07%) Wireless
7 8 (2.90%) Network Security
8 7 (2.54%) SAN
8 7 (2.54%) VoIP
9 6 (2.17%) LAN
9 6 (2.17%) PBX
10 5 (1.81%) Internet
10 5 (1.81%) Kerberos
11 4 (1.45%) Cisco Firepower
11 4 (1.45%) HTTP
11 4 (1.45%) Software-Defined Networking
12 3 (1.09%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.16%) Big Data
1 17 (6.16%) NoSQL
2 16 (5.80%) SQL Server
3 14 (5.07%) MongoDB
3 14 (5.07%) MySQL
4 11 (3.99%) Azure SQL Database
4 11 (3.99%) SAP HANA
5 10 (3.62%) Cosmos DB
6 9 (3.26%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.17%) DB2
8 4 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.45%) Power BI
9 3 (1.09%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.72%) BigQuery
10 2 (0.72%) Flink
10 2 (0.72%) GIS
10 2 (0.72%) HBase
10 2 (0.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 46 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 22 (7.97%) GitLab
3 18 (6.52%) JIRA
4 17 (6.16%) Git (software)
5 14 (5.07%) Maven
6 11 (3.99%) Artifactory
6 11 (3.99%) Bitbucket
7 9 (3.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (1.45%) Hudson
9 4 (1.45%) Selenium
9 4 (1.45%) SonarQube
10 3 (1.09%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.09%) Terragrunt
11 2 (0.72%) Babel
11 2 (0.72%) CircleCI
11 2 (0.72%) Snyk
11 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.72%) webpack
12 1 (0.36%) JMeter
General
1 42 (15.22%) Finance
2 28 (10.14%) Public Sector
3 20 (7.25%) Banking
4 12 (4.35%) Front Office
5 7 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.45%) Retail
8 3 (1.09%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.72%) Electronics
9 2 (0.72%) Law
9 2 (0.72%) Legal
9 2 (0.72%) Marketing
10 1 (0.36%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 65 (23.55%) Architect
2 38 (13.77%) Developer
2 38 (13.77%) DevOps Engineer
3 29 (10.51%) AWS Engineer
4 27 (9.78%) Cloud Engineer
5 23 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
5 23 (8.33%) Consultant
6 20 (7.25%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (6.52%) Cloud Architect
8 17 (6.16%) Delivery Manager
9 15 (5.43%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 13 (4.71%) Java Developer
11 12 (4.35%) Azure Architect
12 11 (3.99%) Analyst
12 11 (3.99%) AWS DevOps
12 11 (3.99%) Infrastructure Architect
12 11 (3.99%) Senior DevOps
12 11 (3.99%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 10 (3.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 10 (3.62%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.87%) Web Services
2 20 (7.25%) AngularJS
3 18 (6.52%) Spring
4 17 (6.16%) React
5 16 (5.80%) Node.js
6 14 (5.07%) .NET
6 14 (5.07%) CSS
7 13 (4.71%) HTML
7 13 (4.71%) REST
8 11 (3.99%) RESTful
9 10 (3.62%) Spring Boot
10 9 (3.26%) GraphQL
11 8 (2.90%) Swagger
12 7 (2.54%) Oracle Fusion
13 6 (2.17%) HTML5
14 5 (1.81%) CSS3
14 5 (1.81%) Middleware
14 5 (1.81%) OpenLayers
14 5 (1.81%) SAP Basis
14 5 (1.81%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.42%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.88%) Private Cloud
3 17 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.71%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (4.35%) Cloud Native
6 11 (3.99%) Management Information System
7 10 (3.62%) User Experience
8 9 (3.26%) Blog
8 9 (3.26%) Derivative
8 9 (3.26%) Equities
8 9 (3.26%) Equity Derivative
8 9 (3.26%) Fixed Income
8 9 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (3.26%) Hedge funds
9 8 (2.90%) Client/Server
10 7 (2.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (2.54%) PKI
11 5 (1.81%) Market Risk
11 5 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.81%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 59 (21.38%) Linux
2 55 (19.93%) Windows
3 19 (6.88%) Windows Server
4 15 (5.43%) Unix
5 8 (2.90%) CentOS
6 7 (2.54%) Windows 10
7 6 (2.17%) VMS
7 6 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.81%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.81%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (1.45%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (1.09%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.72%) AIX
12 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (53.62%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (35.87%) DevOps
3 67 (24.28%) Migration
4 40 (14.49%) Scrum
5 39 (14.13%) Microservices
6 38 (13.77%) Service Management
7 28 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (9.78%) Configuration Management
9 26 (9.42%) Open Source
9 26 (9.42%) Software Engineering
10 23 (8.33%) Technical Leadership
11 22 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (7.61%) Decision-Making
13 20 (7.25%) Cybersecurity
13 20 (7.25%) Infrastructure as Code
14 19 (6.88%) Risk Management
15 18 (6.52%) BDD
15 18 (6.52%) Business Analysis
15 18 (6.52%) ITIL
15 18 (6.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (18.12%) Python
2 40 (14.49%) SQL
3 31 (11.23%) Java
4 26 (9.42%) JavaScript
5 24 (8.70%) PowerShell
6 13 (4.71%) Bash Shell
6 13 (4.71%) R
7 9 (3.26%) C++
7 9 (3.26%) TypeScript
8 8 (2.90%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.17%) Ruby
10 5 (1.81%) Perl
10 5 (1.81%) PHP
11 3 (1.09%) C#
11 3 (1.09%) Go
11 3 (1.09%) Groovy
11 3 (1.09%) Java 8
12 1 (0.36%) Erlang
12 1 (0.36%) ES6
12 1 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 74 (26.81%) Security Cleared
2 68 (24.64%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.43%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.99%) Degree
5 6 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (2.17%) CCNP
5 6 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.81%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.81%) MCSE
6 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.09%) CCNA
8 3 (1.09%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.36%) CCDP
10 1 (0.36%) ISEB
10 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.36%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.90%) NCSC
3 7 (2.54%) SLA
4 6 (2.17%) GDPR
4 6 (2.17%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.81%) COBIT
6 2 (0.72%) QA
7 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.36%) NIST
System Software
1 51 (18.48%) Docker
2 35 (12.68%) Active Directory
3 22 (7.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (6.16%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (3.62%) Hyper-V
6 9 (3.26%) vSphere
7 8 (2.90%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.72%) Squid
8 2 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.72%) XenApp
8 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.36%) KVM
9 1 (0.36%) vCloud
9 1 (0.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 62 (22.46%) Kubernetes
2 60 (21.74%) Terraform
3 39 (14.13%) Ansible
4 20 (7.25%) Puppet
5 15 (5.43%) SCCM
6 10 (3.62%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (3.26%) Nessus
7 9 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (2.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (1.81%) FortiGate
10 3 (1.09%) logstash
10 3 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.72%) OpenVAS
11 2 (0.72%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.72%) SCDPM
11 2 (0.72%) SCSM
11 2 (0.72%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.72%) vRealize
Vendors
1 65 (23.55%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.51%) VMware
3 21 (7.61%) Cisco
3 21 (7.61%) Oracle
4 20 (7.25%) Splunk
5 15 (5.43%) Google
5 15 (5.43%) SAP
6 14 (5.07%) Fortinet
7 13 (4.71%) Palo Alto
8 9 (3.26%) Cloudera
9 8 (2.90%) Citrix
10 7 (2.54%) Hortonworks
10 7 (2.54%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.54%) ServiceNow
11 6 (2.17%) Atlassian
11 6 (2.17%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.81%) Murex
13 4 (1.45%) Blue Coat
13 4 (1.45%) F5
13 4 (1.45%) McAfee