Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 254 343 463
Rank change year-on-year +89 +120 +2
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 771 701 452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.01% 0.74% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.21% 2.27% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 507 298
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £379 £407 £385
90th Percentile £700 £675 £679
UK median daily rate £550 £546 £525
% change year-on-year +0.69% +4.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
England median hourly rate £43.50 - £45.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -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 24,041 30,842 31,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.44% 32.66% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,442 20,420 20,610
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £470 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 954 919
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.23 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.63 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

Public Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Public Cloud in England

Public Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Public Cloud in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Public Cloud in England

Public Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Cloud in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Public Cloud in England

Public Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Public Cloud in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Public Cloud in England

Public Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Cloud in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Contractor 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 19 November 2019. 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 +80 404 £600 +9.09% 94
North of England +55 118 £550 +10.00% 36
South East +51 117 £545 +3.81% 25
North West +63 90 £550 +15.79% 16
South West +40 61 £544 +11.59% 12
Midlands +21 47 £513 +9.04% 30
West Midlands +3 28 £513 +5.13% 17
East of England +38 20 £495 +16.47% 8
East Midlands +31 19 £506 +44.64% 13
North East +25 15 £463 -2.12% 10
Yorkshire -14 13 £493 -6.19% 10
Public Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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.

1 532 (69.00%) AWS
2 521 (67.57%) Azure
3 307 (39.82%) Agile Software Development
4 273 (35.41%) DevOps
5 203 (26.33%) Microsoft
6 175 (22.70%) GCP
7 159 (20.62%) Python
8 156 (20.23%) Ansible
9 154 (19.97%) Linux
10 145 (18.81%) Kubernetes
11 142 (18.42%) Finance
12 140 (18.16%) Java
13 139 (18.03%) Docker
14 137 (17.77%) Windows
15 136 (17.64%) VMware
16 135 (17.51%) Terraform
17 129 (16.73%) Data Centre
18 126 (16.34%) PowerShell
19 121 (15.69%) SQL
20 117 (15.18%) Jenkins
21 116 (15.05%) Security Cleared
22 115 (14.92%) PaaS
23 114 (14.79%) Migration
24 109 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
25 108 (14.01%) IaaS
26 104 (13.49%) Microservices
27 93 (12.06%) Opscode Chef
27 93 (12.06%) Configuration Management
28 92 (11.93%) Firewall
28 92 (11.93%) Google

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 23 (2.98%) Apache
2 20 (2.59%) Apache Spark
3 18 (2.33%) OpenStack
4 17 (2.20%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.30%) Confluence
7 7 (0.91%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.78%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.65%) NetWeaver
10 4 (0.52%) Jupyter
11 3 (0.39%) Apache Qpid
11 3 (0.39%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.39%) nginx
12 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.26%) SAS
12 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.13%) Hyperledger
13 1 (0.13%) MQSeries
Applications
1 21 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (1.95%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (0.39%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.26%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.26%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 532 (69.00%) AWS
2 521 (67.57%) Azure
3 175 (22.70%) GCP
4 115 (14.92%) PaaS
5 108 (14.01%) IaaS
6 74 (9.60%) Office 365
7 57 (7.39%) SaaS
8 45 (5.84%) Azure Active Directory
9 41 (5.32%) AWS CloudFormation
10 40 (5.19%) GitHub
11 34 (4.41%) Apigee
11 34 (4.41%) Serverless
12 31 (4.02%) OpenShift
13 24 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
14 22 (2.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 20 (2.59%) Amazon S3
16 17 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
16 17 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 16 (2.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 15 (1.95%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 92 (11.93%) Firewall
2 75 (9.73%) DNS
3 42 (5.45%) WAN
4 34 (4.41%) TCP/IP
5 33 (4.28%) Internet
6 31 (4.02%) VPN
7 28 (3.63%) DHCP
7 28 (3.63%) LAN
8 19 (2.46%) Network Security
9 18 (2.33%) SAN
10 17 (2.20%) Wireless
11 10 (1.30%) BGP
11 10 (1.30%) Skype
11 10 (1.30%) Software-Defined Networking
12 8 (1.04%) Radio Access Network
13 7 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (0.91%) IPsec
13 7 (0.91%) iSCSI
13 7 (0.91%) MPLS
13 7 (0.91%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 51 (6.61%) NoSQL
3 33 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (3.37%) MongoDB
5 24 (3.11%) Big Data
6 23 (2.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 20 (2.59%) Azure SQL Database
7 20 (2.59%) MySQL
8 18 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
9 17 (2.20%) Data Lake
10 16 (2.08%) Amazon Athena
10 16 (2.08%) Amazon Aurora
11 15 (1.95%) Relational Database
12 13 (1.69%) Oracle Database
13 11 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (1.43%) Hadoop
13 11 (1.43%) SAP HANA
14 10 (1.30%) BigQuery
14 10 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (1.04%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 117 (15.18%) Jenkins
2 72 (9.34%) Git (software)
3 37 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (2.85%) JIRA
5 20 (2.59%) Visual Studio
5 20 (2.59%) Visual Studio Team System
6 17 (2.20%) Bitbucket
7 16 (2.08%) Selenium
8 14 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
9 13 (1.69%) Maven
10 12 (1.56%) TeamCity
11 11 (1.43%) Bitbucket Server
12 10 (1.30%) Artifactory
13 6 (0.78%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.78%) Subversion
14 4 (0.52%) Gradle
15 3 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 3 (0.39%) CircleCI
15 3 (0.39%) JMeter
15 3 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 142 (18.42%) Finance
2 62 (8.04%) Banking
3 61 (7.91%) Public Sector
4 33 (4.28%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.98%) Marketing
6 20 (2.59%) Investment Banking
7 18 (2.33%) Front Office
8 14 (1.82%) Billing
9 12 (1.56%) Legal
10 11 (1.43%) Retail
11 9 (1.17%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.91%) Electronics
12 7 (0.91%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.78%) Law
14 5 (0.65%) Advertising
15 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.39%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.26%) Automotive
17 1 (0.13%) Back Office
17 1 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 212 (27.50%) Architect
2 127 (16.47%) DevOps Engineer
3 84 (10.89%) Cloud Engineer
4 83 (10.77%) Cloud Architect
5 76 (9.86%) Developer
6 58 (7.52%) Azure Architect
7 57 (7.39%) Azure Engineer
8 49 (6.36%) Solutions Architect
9 47 (6.10%) AWS Engineer
10 35 (4.54%) Consultant
11 32 (4.15%) Senior Architect
12 30 (3.89%) Project Manager
13 29 (3.76%) AWS Architect
14 28 (3.63%) Senior DevOps
15 27 (3.50%) Security Architect
15 27 (3.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 26 (3.37%) Analyst
17 25 (3.24%) AWS DevOps
17 25 (3.24%) Azure DevOps
18 24 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (10.25%) Web Services
2 46 (5.97%) .NET
3 36 (4.67%) RESTful
4 33 (4.28%) Kafka
5 28 (3.63%) Node.js
6 26 (3.37%) SAML
7 24 (3.11%) OAuth
8 23 (2.98%) OpenID
8 23 (2.98%) RabbitMQ
9 21 (2.72%) HTML
10 20 (2.59%) REST
10 20 (2.59%) SOAP
11 19 (2.46%) CSS
12 17 (2.20%) React
13 16 (2.08%) J2EE
14 14 (1.82%) Spring
15 11 (1.43%) JSON
15 11 (1.43%) Middleware
16 10 (1.30%) LAMP
16 10 (1.30%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 129 (16.73%) Data Centre
2 66 (8.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 50 (6.49%) Private Cloud
4 41 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (2.98%) Greenfield Project
6 20 (2.59%) User Experience
7 18 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (2.33%) Fixed Income
8 17 (2.20%) Replication
9 16 (2.08%) Cloud Native
9 16 (2.08%) Clustering
9 16 (2.08%) Derivative
9 16 (2.08%) Equities
9 16 (2.08%) Equity Derivative
9 16 (2.08%) Hedge funds
9 16 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 15 (1.95%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
11 13 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 154 (19.97%) Linux
2 137 (17.77%) Windows
3 73 (9.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 57 (7.39%) Windows Server
5 37 (4.80%) CentOS
6 34 (4.41%) Ubuntu
7 18 (2.33%) Unix
8 17 (2.20%) Windows 10
9 14 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.91%) AIX
11 7 (0.91%) VMS
12 6 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.52%) Android
13 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.26%) DC/OS
14 2 (0.26%) Debian
14 2 (0.26%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (39.82%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (35.41%) DevOps
3 114 (14.79%) Migration
4 104 (13.49%) Microservices
5 93 (12.06%) Configuration Management
6 88 (11.41%) Scrum
7 77 (9.99%) Infrastructure as Code
8 75 (9.73%) Analytics
9 74 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
10 70 (9.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 67 (8.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 60 (7.78%) Open Source
13 46 (5.97%) Project Delivery
13 46 (5.97%) Software Engineering
14 44 (5.71%) ITIL
15 43 (5.58%) Information Security
15 43 (5.58%) Project Management
16 39 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
16 39 (5.06%) Problem-Solving
17 38 (4.93%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 159 (20.62%) Python
2 140 (18.16%) Java
3 126 (16.34%) PowerShell
4 121 (15.69%) SQL
5 72 (9.34%) Bash Shell
6 50 (6.49%) JavaScript
7 40 (5.19%) C#
8 30 (3.89%) C++
9 22 (2.85%) Ruby
10 19 (2.46%) Perl
11 18 (2.33%) Go
12 15 (1.95%) PHP
13 13 (1.69%) Scala
13 13 (1.69%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.43%) C
15 10 (1.30%) Groovy
15 10 (1.30%) R
16 5 (0.65%) F#
16 5 (0.65%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 116 (15.05%) Security Cleared
2 88 (11.41%) SC Cleared
3 62 (8.04%) Degree
4 33 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (2.20%) MCSE
7 15 (1.95%) CISSP
8 14 (1.82%) CCNA
9 12 (1.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 12 (1.56%) CCIE
9 12 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (1.56%) DV Cleared
10 11 (1.43%) CCSP
10 11 (1.43%) SANS
11 10 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (1.30%) CISM
12 8 (1.04%) CCNP
12 8 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (0.91%) ISEB
14 6 (0.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.63%) QA
2 23 (2.98%) NCSC
3 16 (2.08%) NIST
4 15 (1.95%) GDPR
5 13 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (1.43%) PCI DSS
6 11 (1.43%) PMO
7 9 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (1.04%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.52%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.39%) COBIT
11 3 (0.39%) SLA
12 2 (0.26%) PSD2
13 1 (0.13%) GAMP
13 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.13%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.13%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 139 (18.03%) Docker
2 109 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (11.80%) Active Directory
4 61 (7.91%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.17%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.04%) VMware NSX
8 7 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.65%) KVM
10 4 (0.52%) vSphere
10 4 (0.52%) XenApp
11 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.39%) oVirt
11 3 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.26%) Ceph
12 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.13%) LXC
13 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 156 (20.23%) Ansible
2 145 (18.81%) Kubernetes
3 135 (17.51%) Terraform
4 93 (12.06%) Opscode Chef
5 65 (8.43%) Puppet
6 45 (5.84%) SCCM
7 25 (3.24%) Nagios
7 25 (3.24%) Prometheus
8 18 (2.33%) Grafana
8 18 (2.33%) SCOM
9 14 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (1.82%) Salt
10 11 (1.43%) Kibana
10 11 (1.43%) WSUS
11 10 (1.30%) HAProxy
12 8 (1.04%) logstash
13 7 (0.91%) AirWatch
14 5 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
14 5 (0.65%) collectd
14 5 (0.65%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 203 (26.33%) Microsoft
2 136 (17.64%) VMware
3 92 (11.93%) Google
4 64 (8.30%) Cisco
5 53 (6.87%) Oracle
6 38 (4.93%) Citrix
7 37 (4.80%) Splunk
8 29 (3.76%) Red Hat
9 22 (2.85%) CA
9 22 (2.85%) SAP
10 21 (2.72%) Palo Alto
11 20 (2.59%) CheckPoint
12 18 (2.33%) HP
12 18 (2.33%) ServiceNow
13 16 (2.08%) Tableau
14 14 (1.82%) Juniper
14 14 (1.82%) NetApp
15 13 (1.69%) Dell
16 11 (1.43%) Fortinet
16 11 (1.43%) IBM