Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

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
England > London
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 299 356 386
Rank change year-on-year +57 +30 +118
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 375 267 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.82% 0.62% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.65% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 207 181
London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £413 £356 £374
90th Percentile £700 £650 £613
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +14.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £40.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 -
% change year-on-year -15.66% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,454 40,952 42,988
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 95.07% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,370 29,217 30,954
London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +1.12%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 504 477
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.23 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.77% +13.20% -3.88%
10th Percentile £13.10 £12.52 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £48.54
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.83%

Cloud Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Cloud Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Engineer in London

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Engineer in London

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Engineer in London over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cloud Engineer in London

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cloud Engineer in London

Cloud Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 18 August 2018. 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
Central London -5 74 £550 - 27
West London -31 12 £500 -4.76% 12
South London -35 8 £550 +15.79% 2
Cloud Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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 London region featuring Cloud Engineer in the job title.

1 252 (67.20%) Amazon AWS
2 154 (41.07%) DevOps
3 134 (35.73%) Linux
4 131 (34.93%) Python
5 119 (31.73%) Microsoft Azure
6 110 (29.33%) Ansible
7 109 (29.07%) Terraform
8 105 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
9 94 (25.07%) Jenkins
10 91 (24.27%) Opscode Chef
11 85 (22.67%) Google
12 76 (20.27%) Finance
13 68 (18.13%) Configuration Management
13 68 (18.13%) Windows
14 67 (17.87%) Puppet
15 66 (17.60%) Docker
15 66 (17.60%) Google Cloud Platform
16 63 (16.80%) Serverless
17 62 (16.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 62 (16.53%) AWS CloudFormation
18 59 (15.73%) Java
18 59 (15.73%) Microsoft
19 58 (15.47%) Continuous Integration
20 55 (14.67%) Ruby
21 53 (14.13%) Kubernetes
22 51 (13.60%) SQL
23 47 (12.53%) Git (software)
24 45 (12.00%) AWS Lambda
25 44 (11.73%) Continuous Delivery
26 43 (11.47%) PowerShell

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 15 (4.00%) Apache
1 15 (4.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 13 (3.47%) OpenStack
3 12 (3.20%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (2.40%) IIS
5 8 (2.13%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.87%) Confluence
7 6 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.07%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (1.07%) nginx
8 4 (1.07%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.80%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.53%) SAS
11 1 (0.27%) Drupal
11 1 (0.27%) lighttpd
11 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.07%) SPSS
2 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 252 (67.20%) Amazon AWS
2 119 (31.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (17.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 63 (16.80%) Serverless
5 62 (16.53%) AWS CloudFormation
6 45 (12.00%) AWS Lambda
7 42 (11.20%) Amazon EC2
8 41 (10.93%) Amazon S3
9 36 (9.60%) PaaS
10 35 (9.33%) IaaS
11 32 (8.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 22 (5.87%) GitHub
13 18 (4.80%) Office 365
13 18 (4.80%) SaaS
14 16 (4.27%) Azure Active Directory
15 14 (3.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 10 (2.67%) Amazon EMR
17 9 (2.40%) OpenShift
18 8 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
18 8 (2.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 43 (11.47%) Firewall
2 37 (9.87%) DNS
3 26 (6.93%) VPN
4 18 (4.80%) TCP/IP
5 13 (3.47%) Internet
6 11 (2.93%) DKIM
6 11 (2.93%) DMARC
7 8 (2.13%) HTTP
7 8 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (2.13%) SSL
8 7 (1.87%) SAN
8 7 (1.87%) SMTP
9 6 (1.60%) Ethernet
10 5 (1.33%) LAN
10 5 (1.33%) Network Security
10 5 (1.33%) Software-Defined Networking
11 4 (1.07%) Skype
11 4 (1.07%) VLAN
11 4 (1.07%) WAN
12 3 (0.80%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.80%) Amazon RDS
2 31 (8.27%) MySQL
3 29 (7.73%) Big Data
4 24 (6.40%) NoSQL
5 21 (5.60%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (5.07%) Relational Database
7 16 (4.27%) Hadoop
8 12 (3.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 12 (3.20%) SQL Server
9 11 (2.93%) BigQuery
9 11 (2.93%) MongoDB
9 11 (2.93%) Redis
10 10 (2.67%) Amazon Redshift
11 9 (2.40%) HBase
12 8 (2.13%) Apache Hive
12 8 (2.13%) Data Lake
13 7 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.87%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (1.60%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 94 (25.07%) Jenkins
2 47 (12.53%) Git (software)
3 17 (4.53%) TeamCity
4 12 (3.20%) Octopus Deploy
5 11 (2.93%) JIRA
6 9 (2.40%) GoCD
7 7 (1.87%) CircleCI
8 6 (1.60%) Artifactory
8 6 (1.60%) Selenium
8 6 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (1.33%) GitLab
9 5 (1.33%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (1.07%) ProC
10 4 (1.07%) Travis CI
11 3 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.80%) IBM UrbanCode
11 3 (0.80%) JUnit
11 3 (0.80%) Maven
11 3 (0.80%) Mockito
11 3 (0.80%) Subversion
General
1 76 (20.27%) Finance
2 23 (6.13%) Banking
3 22 (5.87%) Retail
4 13 (3.47%) Law
5 7 (1.87%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.87%) Marketing
6 6 (1.60%) German Language
6 6 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.33%) Electronics
7 5 (1.33%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.07%) French Language
8 4 (1.07%) Games
9 3 (0.80%) Legal
9 3 (0.80%) Publishing
10 2 (0.53%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) Billing
11 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.00%) Web Services
2 19 (5.07%) .NET
3 17 (4.53%) Elastic Stack
4 15 (4.00%) Kafka
5 13 (3.47%) Node.js
6 9 (2.40%) JSON
7 8 (2.13%) LDAP
7 8 (2.13%) Spring
8 7 (1.87%) .NET Core
8 7 (1.87%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (1.87%) RESTful
8 7 (1.87%) RFC 822
9 6 (1.60%) YAML
10 5 (1.33%) Memcached
10 5 (1.33%) Sensu
10 5 (1.33%) Spring Boot
11 4 (1.07%) LAMP
11 4 (1.07%) Spring Cloud
11 4 (1.07%) XML
12 3 (0.80%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.07%) Public Cloud
2 30 (8.00%) Cloud Native
3 29 (7.73%) Data Centre
4 22 (5.87%) Private Cloud
5 17 (4.53%) Hybrid Cloud
5 17 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (3.73%) Computer Science
6 14 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (3.73%) PKI
7 12 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.67%) Enterprise Cloud
9 9 (2.40%) Fintech
10 5 (1.33%) Clustering
11 4 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.80%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.80%) Online Games
12 3 (0.80%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.53%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.53%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 134 (35.73%) Linux
2 68 (18.13%) Windows
3 38 (10.13%) Unix
4 20 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (3.20%) Windows Server
6 9 (2.40%) CentOS
7 5 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.07%) CoreOS
8 4 (1.07%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.80%) Debian
9 3 (0.80%) Solaris
9 3 (0.80%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.27%) Android
10 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.27%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (41.07%) DevOps
2 105 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (18.13%) Configuration Management
4 62 (16.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 58 (15.47%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (11.73%) Continuous Delivery
7 40 (10.67%) Open Source
8 36 (9.60%) Migration
9 32 (8.53%) Microservices
10 30 (8.00%) TDD
11 29 (7.73%) Load Balancing
12 25 (6.67%) ITIL
13 23 (6.13%) Analytics
13 23 (6.13%) Deployment Automation
13 23 (6.13%) Software Engineering
14 22 (5.87%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (5.87%) SDLC
15 19 (5.07%) High Availability
16 18 (4.80%) Test Automation
17 17 (4.53%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 131 (34.93%) Python
2 59 (15.73%) Java
3 55 (14.67%) Ruby
4 51 (13.60%) SQL
5 43 (11.47%) PowerShell
6 35 (9.33%) Bash Shell
7 27 (7.20%) Go
8 19 (5.07%) C#
9 18 (4.80%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.67%) Perl
10 10 (2.67%) Scala
11 9 (2.40%) JavaScript
12 7 (1.87%) C
13 5 (1.33%) PHP
14 4 (1.07%) Java 8
14 4 (1.07%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.07%) R
15 2 (0.53%) C++
15 2 (0.53%) Groovy
15 2 (0.53%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (10.40%) Security Cleared
2 31 (8.27%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.53%) AWS Certification
4 15 (4.00%) Degree
5 11 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (2.67%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.80%) CISSP
8 3 (0.80%) MCSA
8 3 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.53%) CCSA
9 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.53%) CISM
10 1 (0.27%) CCIE
10 1 (0.27%) CCNA
10 1 (0.27%) CCNP
10 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.27%) MCSE
10 1 (0.27%) PhD
10 1 (0.27%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.47%) GCP
2 8 (2.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.53%) SLA
4 1 (0.27%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 66 (17.60%) Docker
2 31 (8.27%) Active Directory
3 21 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.40%) vSphere
5 7 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.60%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.60%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 6 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.33%) VMware NSX
8 4 (1.07%) Apache Flume
8 4 (1.07%) vCloud
9 2 (0.53%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.53%) GPFS
9 2 (0.53%) LXC
9 2 (0.53%) NFS
9 2 (0.53%) Xen
10 1 (0.27%) HDFS
10 1 (0.27%) pfSense
10 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 110 (29.33%) Ansible
2 109 (29.07%) Terraform
3 91 (24.27%) Opscode Chef
4 67 (17.87%) Puppet
5 53 (14.13%) Kubernetes
6 22 (5.87%) Salt
7 9 (2.40%) Nagios
8 8 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (1.87%) Mesos
10 6 (1.60%) Grafana
10 6 (1.60%) SCCM
10 6 (1.60%) ZABBIX
11 5 (1.33%) NetBackup
12 4 (1.07%) Hadoop YARN
13 3 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.80%) Oozie
13 3 (0.80%) Packer
13 3 (0.80%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.80%) SCOM
13 3 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 85 (22.67%) Google
2 59 (15.73%) Microsoft
3 38 (10.13%) VMware
4 22 (5.87%) Red Hat
5 21 (5.60%) Splunk
6 15 (4.00%) Cisco
7 14 (3.73%) Oracle
8 12 (3.20%) IBM
9 10 (2.67%) New Relic
10 9 (2.40%) Citrix
11 8 (2.13%) Interwoven
12 7 (1.87%) AppDynamics
12 7 (1.87%) Cloudera
13 6 (1.60%) Atlassian
13 6 (1.60%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.60%) SAP
13 6 (1.60%) Talend
14 5 (1.33%) HP
14 5 (1.33%) NetApp
14 5 (1.33%) Palo Alto