Period
to 12 July 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 12 July 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 241 286 405
Rank change year-on-year +45 +119 +70
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 394 808 556
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.08% 0.94% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.23% 2.94% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 539 398
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £414 £387 £400
90th Percentile £788 £688 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £540
% change year-on-year - +1.85% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £52.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - -
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +42.86% - -

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 12,216 27,485 30,881
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.43% 32.05% 32.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,734 17,827 20,139
Median daily rate £493 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £275
90th Percentile £713 £675 £668
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £455
% change year-on-year - +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 959 990
Median hourly rate £31.00 £20.96 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.94% -6.87% +13.09%
10th Percentile £12.99 £11.85 £11.80
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £51.25
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.86 £21.83
% change year-on-year +43.85% -4.44% +9.13%

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 12 July 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 12 July 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 12 July 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 +38 164 £550 -4.35% 24
South East +53 64 £534 +1.62% 31
North of England +37 61 £600 +20.00% 29
South West +120 57 £550 +120.00% 4
Midlands +69 34 £525 +2.44% 7
North West +18 33 £568 +24.58% 15
East Midlands +61 19 £525 +5.00%
West Midlands +54 15 £513 -2.38% 7
Yorkshire +53 12 £600 +9.09% 4
North East +39 12 £498 +10.56% 10
East of England +62 5 £455 -24.17% 10
Public Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 12 July 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.

1 268 (68.02%) AWS
2 246 (62.44%) Azure
3 172 (43.65%) Agile Software Development
3 172 (43.65%) DevOps
4 103 (26.14%) Terraform
5 97 (24.62%) GCP
6 96 (24.37%) Docker
7 94 (23.86%) Kubernetes
8 81 (20.56%) Migration
9 78 (19.80%) Jenkins
10 74 (18.78%) Python
11 72 (18.27%) Security Cleared
12 70 (17.77%) Microsoft
13 61 (15.48%) Microservices
14 60 (15.23%) SQL
15 59 (14.97%) Linux
16 58 (14.72%) Windows
16 58 (14.72%) Java
16 58 (14.72%) SC Cleared
16 58 (14.72%) PaaS
16 58 (14.72%) IaaS
17 54 (13.71%) Ansible
18 52 (13.20%) Finance
19 50 (12.69%) Scrum
20 47 (11.93%) Software Engineering
21 45 (11.42%) Google
21 45 (11.42%) JavaScript
22 42 (10.66%) Web Services
23 41 (10.41%) PowerShell
24 40 (10.15%) Node.js

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 17 (4.31%) Confluence
2 12 (3.05%) Apache
3 8 (2.03%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.78%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.52%) CMS
6 4 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.76%) JBoss
7 3 (0.76%) nginx
8 2 (0.51%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.51%) IIS
8 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.51%) SAS
8 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.25%) Mule
9 1 (0.25%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.76%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.25%) Shopify
2 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 268 (68.02%) AWS
2 246 (62.44%) Azure
3 97 (24.62%) GCP
4 58 (14.72%) IaaS
4 58 (14.72%) PaaS
5 34 (8.63%) SaaS
6 32 (8.12%) AWS CloudFormation
7 28 (7.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 26 (6.60%) OpenShift
9 25 (6.35%) Office 365
10 17 (4.31%) Serverless
11 16 (4.06%) Amazon ECS
12 14 (3.55%) Amazon EKS
13 13 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
13 13 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
14 12 (3.05%) GitHub
15 11 (2.79%) AWS CodePipeline
15 11 (2.79%) AWS Lambda
16 9 (2.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 9 (2.28%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.33%) DNS
2 17 (4.31%) Firewall
3 15 (3.81%) DHCP
3 15 (3.81%) WAN
4 11 (2.79%) Skype
5 10 (2.54%) Wireless
6 9 (2.28%) Kerberos
6 9 (2.28%) MPLS
6 9 (2.28%) SAN
7 8 (2.03%) Network Security
7 8 (2.03%) VPN
8 7 (1.78%) HTTP
9 6 (1.52%) Unified Communications
10 5 (1.27%) LAN
11 4 (1.02%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.02%) VoIP
12 3 (0.76%) 4G
12 3 (0.76%) NAS
12 3 (0.76%) PBX
12 3 (0.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.11%) Big Data
2 20 (5.08%) NoSQL
3 15 (3.81%) Azure SQL Database
4 14 (3.55%) MongoDB
5 13 (3.30%) SQL Server
6 11 (2.79%) Hadoop
6 11 (2.79%) MySQL
7 8 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.52%) Cosmos DB
8 6 (1.52%) SAP HANA
9 5 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.27%) Power BI
10 4 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (1.02%) Data Lake
10 4 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.02%) Flink
10 4 (1.02%) HBase
10 4 (1.02%) JanusGraph
Development Applications
1 78 (19.80%) Jenkins
2 37 (9.39%) GitLab
3 23 (5.84%) JIRA
4 21 (5.33%) Artifactory
5 20 (5.08%) Git (software)
6 19 (4.82%) Maven
7 10 (2.54%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (2.28%) Bitbucket
9 8 (2.03%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.52%) JUnit
11 5 (1.27%) Babel
11 5 (1.27%) SonarQube
11 5 (1.27%) webpack
12 4 (1.02%) Selenium
12 4 (1.02%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.51%) Ant
13 2 (0.51%) JMeter
13 2 (0.51%) Subversion
14 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
14 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 52 (13.20%) Finance
2 33 (8.38%) Public Sector
3 20 (5.08%) Banking
4 15 (3.81%) Front Office
5 9 (2.28%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.02%) Marketing
7 4 (1.02%) Retail
8 3 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.51%) Automotive
9 2 (0.51%) Billing
9 2 (0.51%) Electronics
9 2 (0.51%) Law
9 2 (0.51%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 104 (26.40%) Architect
2 54 (13.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 44 (11.17%) Cloud Engineer
3 44 (11.17%) Developer
4 37 (9.39%) AWS Engineer
5 34 (8.63%) Cloud Architect
6 30 (7.61%) Azure Engineer
7 27 (6.85%) Solutions Architect
8 18 (4.57%) Consultant
9 17 (4.31%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 17 (4.31%) Lead DevOps
10 16 (4.06%) AWS Architect
10 16 (4.06%) AWS DevOps
10 16 (4.06%) Delivery Manager
11 15 (3.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 14 (3.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 13 (3.30%) Analyst
13 13 (3.30%) Head of DevOps
13 13 (3.30%) Java Developer
14 12 (3.05%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.66%) Web Services
2 40 (10.15%) Node.js
3 32 (8.12%) .NET
3 32 (8.12%) React
4 26 (6.60%) AngularJS
4 26 (6.60%) Spring
5 22 (5.58%) Spring Boot
6 21 (5.33%) REST
7 20 (5.08%) CSS
8 18 (4.57%) GraphQL
9 17 (4.31%) HTML
10 14 (3.55%) Swagger
11 11 (2.79%) Vue.js
12 10 (2.54%) RESTful
13 9 (2.28%) Jest
13 9 (2.28%) LDAP
14 8 (2.03%) Lambda Expressions
15 7 (1.78%) JSON
16 6 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
17 5 (1.27%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.12%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.35%) Cloud Native
3 20 (5.08%) Hybrid Cloud
4 18 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.57%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (4.57%) Private Cloud
5 16 (4.06%) Hedge funds
6 15 (3.81%) Blog
6 15 (3.81%) Derivative
6 15 (3.81%) Equities
6 15 (3.81%) Equity Derivative
6 15 (3.81%) Fixed Income
7 14 (3.55%) Cyberthreat
8 13 (3.30%) Management Information System
9 10 (2.54%) PKI
10 9 (2.28%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 8 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (2.03%) User Experience
12 5 (1.27%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 59 (14.97%) Linux
2 58 (14.72%) Windows
3 20 (5.08%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.05%) Unix
5 10 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.78%) CentOS
6 7 (1.78%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.52%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.52%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (1.02%) VMS
9 2 (0.51%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.25%) Android
10 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (43.65%) Agile Software Development
1 172 (43.65%) DevOps
2 81 (20.56%) Migration
3 61 (15.48%) Microservices
4 50 (12.69%) Scrum
5 47 (11.93%) Software Engineering
6 38 (9.64%) Infrastructure as Code
7 36 (9.14%) Configuration Management
8 34 (8.63%) Analytics
8 34 (8.63%) Open Source
9 31 (7.87%) BDD
10 29 (7.36%) Decision-Making
11 28 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (7.11%) Technical Leadership
12 25 (6.35%) Mentoring
13 24 (6.09%) Continuous Delivery
14 23 (5.84%) Wealth Management
15 22 (5.58%) Cybersecurity
15 22 (5.58%) Project Management
15 22 (5.58%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 74 (18.78%) Python
2 60 (15.23%) SQL
3 58 (14.72%) Java
4 45 (11.42%) JavaScript
5 41 (10.41%) PowerShell
6 26 (6.60%) Bash Shell
7 18 (4.57%) R
8 16 (4.06%) C++
9 13 (3.30%) TypeScript
10 10 (2.54%) C#
11 9 (2.28%) Shell Script
12 8 (2.03%) Groovy
12 8 (2.03%) Ruby
13 6 (1.52%) Perl
14 5 (1.27%) Go
14 5 (1.27%) Java 8
15 4 (1.02%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.76%) C
17 2 (0.51%) PHP
17 2 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (18.27%) Security Cleared
2 58 (14.72%) SC Cleared
3 24 (6.09%) Degree
4 17 (4.31%) AWS Certification
5 14 (3.55%) DV Cleared
6 13 (3.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (3.05%) GIAC
7 12 (3.05%) ISACA
8 9 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.27%) MCSE
10 5 (1.27%) TOGAF Certification
10 5 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.76%) CISSP
12 3 (0.76%) MCSA
13 2 (0.51%) CCNA
13 2 (0.51%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.06%) NCSC
2 15 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (3.30%) NIST
4 12 (3.05%) QA
5 5 (1.27%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.02%) GxP
6 4 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.76%) GDPR
8 1 (0.25%) COBIT
8 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 96 (24.37%) Docker
2 32 (8.12%) Active Directory
3 19 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.55%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.30%) vSphere
6 7 (1.78%) VMware NSX
7 4 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.76%) XenApp
9 2 (0.51%) NDS
9 2 (0.51%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 2 (0.51%) Squid
9 2 (0.51%) vCloud
9 2 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.51%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 103 (26.14%) Terraform
2 94 (23.86%) Kubernetes
3 54 (13.71%) Ansible
4 28 (7.11%) Puppet
5 24 (6.09%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.79%) SCCM
7 7 (1.78%) logstash
7 7 (1.78%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.27%) Mesos
8 5 (1.27%) Nagios
8 5 (1.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (1.27%) Prometheus
9 4 (1.02%) Grafana
9 4 (1.02%) Kubeflow
10 3 (0.76%) Kibana
10 3 (0.76%) SCOM
10 3 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.51%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.51%) SCDPM
11 2 (0.51%) SCSM
Vendors
1 70 (17.77%) Microsoft
2 45 (11.42%) Google
3 29 (7.36%) VMware
4 25 (6.35%) Cisco
5 21 (5.33%) Oracle
6 15 (3.81%) Cloudera
7 13 (3.30%) Hortonworks
8 12 (3.05%) HP
9 11 (2.79%) Splunk
10 10 (2.54%) IBM
11 9 (2.28%) Citrix
11 9 (2.28%) SAP
11 9 (2.28%) Sparx
12 7 (1.78%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.52%) ServiceNow
14 5 (1.27%) AppDynamics
15 4 (1.02%) Fortinet
15 4 (1.02%) Meraki
15 4 (1.02%) SolarWinds
16 3 (0.76%) Atlassian