Period
to 22 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 267 322 395
Rank change year-on-year +55 +73 +76
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 426 351 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.96% 0.76% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.80% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 263 153
London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £406 £406 £378
90th Percentile £750 £675 £600
England median daily rate £525 £538 £475
% change year-on-year -2.33% +13.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £109.50 - -
England median hourly rate £82.25 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year +91.28% - -

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 42,163 43,804 39,159
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.84% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,276 31,881 27,910
London median daily rate £500 £500 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.95% +3.89%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £670 £644
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 577 555
London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.81
90th Percentile £53.25 £47.83 £51.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.36 £18.39
% change year-on-year +1.84% -0.12% -0.62%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 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
Central London +13 77 £525 - 34
South London +2 11 £625 +35.14%
West London -7 9 £500 -4.76% 16
East London -27 5 £800 +33.33% 4
Cloud Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 258 (60.56%) Amazon AWS
2 231 (54.23%) DevOps
3 162 (38.03%) Python
4 151 (35.45%) Linux
5 139 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
6 132 (30.99%) Ansible
7 131 (30.75%) Microsoft Azure
8 127 (29.81%) Google
9 126 (29.58%) Google Cloud Platform
10 125 (29.34%) Docker
11 121 (28.40%) Kubernetes
12 118 (27.70%) Terraform
13 109 (25.59%) Jenkins
14 84 (19.72%) Opscode Chef
15 81 (19.01%) Finance
16 76 (17.84%) Java
17 65 (15.26%) Git (software)
18 64 (15.02%) Windows
19 63 (14.79%) Microservices
20 62 (14.55%) Bash Shell
21 60 (14.08%) Puppet
22 57 (13.38%) PaaS
23 56 (13.15%) Continuous Integration
24 52 (12.21%) IaaS
25 51 (11.97%) Migration
26 50 (11.74%) PowerShell
27 49 (11.50%) Microsoft
28 48 (11.27%) Banking
28 48 (11.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 47 (11.03%) Ruby

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 19 (4.46%) Cloud Foundry
1 19 (4.46%) nginx
2 17 (3.99%) OpenStack
3 14 (3.29%) Confluence
4 13 (3.05%) Apache Spark
5 10 (2.35%) Apache
6 7 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.64%) IIS
7 6 (1.41%) JBoss
7 6 (1.41%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.41%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.17%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.70%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.70%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.47%) Drupal
10 2 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.47%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 258 (60.56%) Amazon AWS
2 131 (30.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 126 (29.58%) Google Cloud Platform
4 57 (13.38%) PaaS
5 52 (12.21%) IaaS
6 42 (9.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 40 (9.39%) Serverless
8 31 (7.28%) SaaS
9 25 (5.87%) Amazon S3
10 22 (5.16%) Amazon EC2
10 22 (5.16%) AWS Lambda
10 22 (5.16%) GitHub
10 22 (5.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 21 (4.93%) Office 365
12 20 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (4.69%) OpenShift
13 19 (4.46%) Azure Active Directory
13 19 (4.46%) Stackdriver
14 18 (4.23%) Datadog
15 9 (2.11%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 40 (9.39%) VPN
2 37 (8.69%) Firewall
3 25 (5.87%) DNS
4 16 (3.76%) LAN
4 16 (3.76%) WAN
5 11 (2.58%) Internet
6 9 (2.11%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.88%) DSL
7 8 (1.88%) HTTP
8 7 (1.64%) MPLS
8 7 (1.64%) SMTP
9 6 (1.41%) Network Security
9 6 (1.41%) WLAN
10 5 (1.17%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.94%) SAN
11 4 (0.94%) SSL
12 3 (0.70%) DHCP
12 3 (0.70%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.70%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.70%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.87%) Big Data
1 25 (5.87%) BigQuery
2 23 (5.40%) Amazon RDS
2 23 (5.40%) Relational Database
3 19 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (3.99%) MySQL
4 17 (3.99%) Redis
5 16 (3.76%) NoSQL
6 15 (3.52%) Hadoop
7 12 (2.82%) SQL Server
8 10 (2.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 10 (2.35%) Apache Hive
8 10 (2.35%) Bigtable
8 10 (2.35%) Data Lake
8 10 (2.35%) HBase
9 8 (1.88%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.64%) Parquet
11 4 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 109 (25.59%) Jenkins
2 65 (15.26%) Git (software)
3 29 (6.81%) JIRA
4 27 (6.34%) Sonatype Nexus
5 24 (5.63%) Bitbucket
6 15 (3.52%) GitLab
7 11 (2.58%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (2.35%) Artifactory
8 10 (2.35%) Cucumber
8 10 (2.35%) Selenium
9 9 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (1.88%) CF BOSH
10 8 (1.88%) Maven
11 7 (1.64%) CircleCI
11 7 (1.64%) GoCD
11 7 (1.64%) IBM UrbanCode
11 7 (1.64%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.41%) Gradle
12 6 (1.41%) SonarQube
12 6 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 81 (19.01%) Finance
2 48 (11.27%) Banking
3 26 (6.10%) Retail
4 21 (4.93%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.11%) Publishing
6 8 (1.88%) Law
7 6 (1.41%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.17%) Billing
9 3 (0.70%) Legal
9 3 (0.70%) Marketing
10 2 (0.47%) German Language
10 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Front Office
11 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.33%) Web Services
2 23 (5.40%) RESTful
3 21 (4.93%) Spring
4 20 (4.69%) Node.js
4 20 (4.69%) REST
5 15 (3.52%) .NET
5 15 (3.52%) JSON
6 14 (3.29%) Elastic Stack
6 14 (3.29%) LDAP
7 13 (3.05%) React
8 12 (2.82%) Kafka
9 10 (2.35%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (2.11%) Spring Boot
11 8 (1.88%) WebSockets
12 7 (1.64%) HTML
12 7 (1.64%) HTML5
13 6 (1.41%) CSS
13 6 (1.41%) CSS3
13 6 (1.41%) React Native
13 6 (1.41%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.92%) Public Cloud
2 22 (5.16%) Hybrid Cloud
3 20 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 20 (4.69%) Enterprise Cloud
4 14 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (3.05%) Cloud Native
5 13 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.58%) Private Cloud
7 9 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (1.88%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (1.64%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.41%) Fintech
10 6 (1.41%) PKI
11 5 (1.17%) Clustering
11 5 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (1.17%) iPad
11 5 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (0.94%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.70%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 151 (35.45%) Linux
2 64 (15.02%) Windows
3 39 (9.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (6.10%) Unix
5 23 (5.40%) Windows Server
6 13 (3.05%) Apple iOS
7 12 (2.82%) Android
8 5 (1.17%) Solaris
8 5 (1.17%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.70%) CentOS
11 2 (0.47%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (54.23%) DevOps
2 139 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (14.79%) Microservices
4 56 (13.15%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (11.97%) Migration
6 48 (11.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 44 (10.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 43 (10.09%) Configuration Management
9 37 (8.69%) Open Source
10 35 (8.22%) Test Automation
11 29 (6.81%) ITIL
11 29 (6.81%) TDD
12 27 (6.34%) Scrum
13 26 (6.10%) Kanban
14 25 (5.87%) E-Commerce
15 23 (5.40%) Security Operations
16 22 (5.16%) Problem-Solving
17 21 (4.93%) Software Engineering
18 20 (4.69%) Continuous Deployment
18 20 (4.69%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 162 (38.03%) Python
2 76 (17.84%) Java
3 62 (14.55%) Bash Shell
4 50 (11.74%) PowerShell
5 47 (11.03%) Ruby
6 34 (7.98%) JavaScript
7 33 (7.75%) Go
8 29 (6.81%) SQL
9 26 (6.10%) Perl
10 19 (4.46%) C#
11 15 (3.52%) Shell Script
12 14 (3.29%) Groovy
13 8 (1.88%) PHP
13 8 (1.88%) Scala
14 4 (0.94%) C
14 4 (0.94%) Kotlin
15 3 (0.70%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.70%) R
16 2 (0.47%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (10.80%) Security Cleared
2 31 (7.28%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.69%) AWS Certification
4 7 (1.64%) RHCE
5 6 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.94%) CISA
7 4 (0.94%) CISM
7 4 (0.94%) CISSP
7 4 (0.94%) CSSLP
7 4 (0.94%) ISSAP
7 4 (0.94%) ISSMP
7 4 (0.94%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.70%) CCIE
8 3 (0.70%) Degree
9 2 (0.47%) CCNA
9 2 (0.47%) CCNP
9 2 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.29%) PCI DSS
2 13 (3.05%) QA
3 11 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (1.17%) FedRAMP
5 5 (1.17%) GDPR
5 5 (1.17%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.23%) FISMA
6 1 (0.23%) PMO
6 1 (0.23%) PSD2
6 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 125 (29.34%) Docker
2 37 (8.69%) Active Directory
3 20 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.11%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.88%) VMware NSX
6 6 (1.41%) vCloud
7 4 (0.94%) HDFS
8 3 (0.70%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.70%) vSphere
9 2 (0.47%) GPFS
9 2 (0.47%) LXC
9 2 (0.47%) XenApp
10 1 (0.23%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.23%) Ceph
10 1 (0.23%) KVM
10 1 (0.23%) NFS
10 1 (0.23%) Squid
10 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 132 (30.99%) Ansible
2 121 (28.40%) Kubernetes
3 118 (27.70%) Terraform
4 84 (19.72%) Opscode Chef
5 60 (14.08%) Puppet
6 15 (3.52%) Packer
6 15 (3.52%) Salt
7 14 (3.29%) Nagios
7 14 (3.29%) Suricata
8 12 (2.82%) Mesos
9 10 (2.35%) Istio
10 9 (2.11%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (1.41%) Grafana
11 6 (1.41%) NetBackup
11 6 (1.41%) Prometheus
12 5 (1.17%) Docker Swarm
12 5 (1.17%) Hadoop YARN
12 5 (1.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 4 (0.94%) SCCM
13 4 (0.94%) vRealize
Vendors
1 127 (29.81%) Google
2 49 (11.50%) Microsoft
3 43 (10.09%) VMware
4 40 (9.39%) Splunk
5 32 (7.51%) Oracle
6 27 (6.34%) Red Hat
7 22 (5.16%) New Relic
8 18 (4.23%) Qualys
9 13 (3.05%) Atlassian
10 10 (2.35%) Cisco
11 9 (2.11%) AppDynamics
11 9 (2.11%) F5
12 7 (1.64%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.64%) NetApp
12 7 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.41%) IBM
13 6 (1.41%) Palo Alto
14 5 (1.17%) ATG
14 5 (1.17%) EMC
15 4 (0.94%) Citrix