Period
to 25 November 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 November 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 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 232 267 358
Rank change year-on-year +35 +91 +100
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 318 755 696
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.03% 1.01% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.00% 3.22% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 444 501
Median daily rate £538 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £403 £376 £413
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £538 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -2.27% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £70.00 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.92% - -
UK median hourly rate £70.00 £43.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +60.92% +24.29% -22.22%

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 10,594 23,481 30,602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.45% 31.36% 32.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,780 15,046 20,254
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £261 £263 £280
90th Percentile £713 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £475
% change year-on-year +2.15% -2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 935 950
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.85 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.17% +14.25% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.11
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £34.13 £22.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year +49.18% +14.38% -

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 +16 187 £550 -8.33% 84
South East +108 52 £525 -2.78% 42
Midlands +56 30 £427 -15.65% 26
West Midlands +60 21 £427 -16.68% 13
North of England +13 17 £550 - 35
South West +55 16 £555 +0.91% 13
North West +3 10 £525 -4.55% 19
East Midlands +34 9 £500 - 13
Yorkshire +51 4 £550 +13.70% 12
East of England +69 3 £488 -4.88% 10
North East +23 3 £638 +37.84% 4
Public Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 183 (57.55%) Azure
2 162 (50.94%) AWS
3 151 (47.48%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (34.59%) DevOps
5 77 (24.21%) Security Cleared
6 76 (23.90%) Kubernetes
7 71 (22.33%) SC Cleared
7 71 (22.33%) Finance
8 70 (22.01%) Microsoft
9 68 (21.38%) GCP
10 67 (21.07%) Linux
10 67 (21.07%) Python
11 64 (20.13%) Microservices
12 60 (18.87%) Terraform
13 59 (18.55%) Java
13 59 (18.55%) IaaS
14 56 (17.61%) PaaS
14 56 (17.61%) Migration
15 53 (16.67%) Windows
15 53 (16.67%) Jenkins
16 52 (16.35%) SQL
17 50 (15.72%) Scrum
18 49 (15.41%) Docker
19 48 (15.09%) Firewall
20 40 (12.58%) Web Services
21 39 (12.26%) Active Directory
22 35 (11.01%) Open Source
22 35 (11.01%) SaaS
22 35 (11.01%) Ansible
23 34 (10.69%) JavaScript

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 28 (8.81%) Confluence
2 11 (3.46%) Apache
3 9 (2.83%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (2.20%) Apache Spark
4 7 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.20%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.89%) JBoss
5 6 (1.89%) NetWeaver
5 6 (1.89%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.94%) CMS
6 3 (0.94%) nginx
6 3 (0.94%) WildFly
7 2 (0.63%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.31%) Mule
Applications
1 8 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.63%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.63%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.31%) Magento
3 1 (0.31%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.31%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 183 (57.55%) Azure
2 162 (50.94%) AWS
3 68 (21.38%) GCP
4 59 (18.55%) IaaS
5 56 (17.61%) PaaS
6 35 (11.01%) SaaS
7 26 (8.18%) Office 365
8 22 (6.92%) Amazon EC2
8 22 (6.92%) OpenShift
9 14 (4.40%) GitHub
10 12 (3.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 11 (3.46%) Amazon S3
12 10 (3.14%) Serverless
13 9 (2.83%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (2.20%) Amazon EKS
15 7 (2.20%) Azure Stack
15 7 (2.20%) Power Platform
16 6 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (15.09%) Firewall
2 28 (8.81%) DNS
3 24 (7.55%) WAN
4 23 (7.23%) VPN
5 15 (4.72%) DHCP
6 14 (4.40%) Internet
6 14 (4.40%) LAN
7 13 (4.09%) MPLS
8 12 (3.77%) Network Security
9 11 (3.46%) Wireless
10 10 (3.14%) Skype
11 8 (2.52%) Multicast
11 8 (2.52%) TCP/IP
11 8 (2.52%) VoIP
12 6 (1.89%) PBX
13 5 (1.57%) SAN
14 4 (1.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 4 (1.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 4 (1.26%) Kerberos
14 4 (1.26%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.86%) NoSQL
2 19 (5.97%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.72%) SAP HANA
4 14 (4.40%) Big Data
4 14 (4.40%) Hadoop
5 11 (3.46%) Azure SQL Database
5 11 (3.46%) MongoDB
6 10 (3.14%) MySQL
6 10 (3.14%) Tableau
7 9 (2.83%) Cosmos DB
8 6 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.89%) DB2
8 6 (1.89%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.89%) Tableau Server
9 5 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.57%) Power BI
10 4 (1.26%) Data Lake
10 4 (1.26%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.26%) Redis
11 3 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 53 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 32 (10.06%) Git (software)
3 29 (9.12%) JIRA
4 18 (5.66%) Bitbucket
5 17 (5.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (5.03%) Selenium
7 14 (4.40%) Cucumber
8 13 (4.09%) GitLab
9 12 (3.77%) Maven
10 11 (3.46%) Artifactory
11 7 (2.20%) Hudson
12 6 (1.89%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.26%) CircleCI
13 4 (1.26%) JMeter
13 4 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (1.26%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.94%) Karma Test Runner
14 3 (0.94%) Protractor
14 3 (0.94%) Snyk
14 3 (0.94%) Terragrunt
General
1 71 (22.33%) Finance
2 30 (9.43%) Public Sector
3 28 (8.81%) Banking
4 14 (4.40%) Front Office
5 9 (2.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (2.52%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.20%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.89%) Retail
9 5 (1.57%) Marketing
9 5 (1.57%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.26%) Electronics
10 4 (1.26%) Legal
11 2 (0.63%) Automotive
11 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.63%) German Language
11 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.63%) Law
12 1 (0.31%) Billing
12 1 (0.31%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 91 (28.62%) Architect
2 67 (21.07%) Developer
3 43 (13.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 32 (10.06%) Cloud Architect
5 27 (8.49%) AWS Engineer
6 26 (8.18%) Azure Engineer
6 26 (8.18%) Solutions Architect
7 23 (7.23%) Consultant
8 19 (5.97%) Java Developer
9 17 (5.35%) AWS Architect
9 17 (5.35%) AWS DevOps
9 17 (5.35%) Cloud Engineer
10 15 (4.72%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 14 (4.40%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 14 (4.40%) Python Developer
11 14 (4.40%) Senior DevOps
11 14 (4.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 13 (4.09%) Azure Architect
12 13 (4.09%) Senior Developer
13 11 (3.46%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (12.58%) Web Services
2 30 (9.43%) Spring
3 25 (7.86%) AngularJS
4 23 (7.23%) Kafka
4 23 (7.23%) React
5 22 (6.92%) CSS
5 22 (6.92%) HTML
6 20 (6.29%) .NET
7 19 (5.97%) RESTful
8 17 (5.35%) Node.js
9 12 (3.77%) JSON
10 11 (3.46%) REST
11 10 (3.14%) HTML5
12 9 (2.83%) CSS3
12 9 (2.83%) OpenLayers
12 9 (2.83%) Spring Boot
12 9 (2.83%) Twisted
13 8 (2.52%) JSF
14 7 (2.20%) Middleware
14 7 (2.20%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.75%) Analytical Skills
1 31 (9.75%) Data Centre
2 28 (8.81%) Private Cloud
3 17 (5.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (4.40%) Cloud Native
5 12 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (3.77%) Linux Command Line
5 12 (3.77%) User Experience
6 11 (3.46%) Derivative
6 11 (3.46%) Hedge funds
7 9 (2.83%) Blog
7 9 (2.83%) Equities
7 9 (2.83%) Equity Derivative
7 9 (2.83%) Fixed Income
7 9 (2.83%) Market Risk
7 9 (2.83%) Swaptions
8 8 (2.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (2.20%) PKI
9 7 (2.20%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 67 (21.07%) Linux
2 53 (16.67%) Windows
3 18 (5.66%) Windows Server
4 15 (4.72%) Unix
5 7 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.89%) VMS
7 5 (1.57%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.57%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (1.57%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (1.26%) Android
8 4 (1.26%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.26%) CentOS
9 3 (0.94%) AIX
9 3 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.94%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (47.48%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (34.59%) DevOps
3 64 (20.13%) Microservices
4 56 (17.61%) Migration
5 50 (15.72%) Scrum
6 35 (11.01%) Open Source
7 31 (9.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (9.12%) Service Management
9 28 (8.81%) Decision-Making
10 27 (8.49%) Configuration Management
11 26 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (7.55%) Cybersecurity
13 23 (7.23%) Unit Testing
14 22 (6.92%) Business Analysis
14 22 (6.92%) Infrastructure as Code
15 21 (6.60%) Software Engineering
16 20 (6.29%) Analytics
16 20 (6.29%) BDD
16 20 (6.29%) Continuous Delivery
17 19 (5.97%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 67 (21.07%) Python
2 59 (18.55%) Java
3 52 (16.35%) SQL
4 34 (10.69%) JavaScript
5 30 (9.43%) PowerShell
6 19 (5.97%) Bash Shell
7 14 (4.40%) R
8 10 (3.14%) C++
8 10 (3.14%) Java 8
9 9 (2.83%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.52%) Kotlin
11 7 (2.20%) C#
12 6 (1.89%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.57%) PHP
14 4 (1.26%) Go
14 4 (1.26%) Ruby
15 3 (0.94%) C
16 2 (0.63%) Erlang
16 2 (0.63%) Groovy
17 1 (0.31%) Perl
Qualifications
1 77 (24.21%) Security Cleared
2 71 (22.33%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.72%) DV Cleared
4 12 (3.77%) Degree
5 8 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.20%) CCNP
6 7 (2.20%) TOGAF Certification
7 6 (1.89%) AWS Certification
8 5 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.94%) CCIE
9 3 (0.94%) CCNA
9 3 (0.94%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.63%) MCSE
10 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.31%) CCIE Data Center
11 1 (0.31%) CCIE Security
11 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.31%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.46%) QA
2 10 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.14%) NCSC
3 8 (2.52%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.20%) GDPR
4 7 (2.20%) SLA
5 6 (1.89%) COBIT
5 6 (1.89%) NIST
6 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.63%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.31%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.31%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.31%) SEPA
7 1 (0.31%) TARGET2
System Software
1 49 (15.41%) Docker
2 39 (12.26%) Active Directory
3 27 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (4.72%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (3.14%) VMware NSX
6 9 (2.83%) vSphere
7 7 (2.20%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.26%) Xen
9 3 (0.94%) KVM
10 2 (0.63%) Squid
11 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.31%) XenApp
11 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 76 (23.90%) Kubernetes
2 60 (18.87%) Terraform
3 35 (11.01%) Ansible
4 15 (4.72%) Puppet
5 12 (3.77%) SCCM
6 10 (3.14%) Nessus
7 8 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (1.89%) FortiGate
9 6 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (1.26%) Rundeck
10 4 (1.26%) WSUS
11 3 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.94%) OpenVAS
12 2 (0.63%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.63%) logstash
12 2 (0.63%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.63%) SCOM
12 2 (0.63%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 70 (22.01%) Microsoft
2 33 (10.38%) Oracle
3 32 (10.06%) VMware
4 25 (7.86%) Cisco
5 22 (6.92%) Google
5 22 (6.92%) SAP
6 16 (5.03%) Splunk
7 15 (4.72%) Palo Alto
8 14 (4.40%) Atlassian
8 14 (4.40%) Fortinet
9 12 (3.77%) Red Hat
10 9 (2.83%) Murex
11 7 (2.20%) Citrix
12 6 (1.89%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.89%) SolarWinds
13 5 (1.57%) Cloudera
13 5 (1.57%) F5
13 5 (1.57%) McAfee
13 5 (1.57%) ServiceNow
14 4 (1.26%) Intel