Period
to 27 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 301 365 401
Rank change year-on-year +64 +36 +99
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 397 224 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.87% 0.56% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.59% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 169 149
London median daily rate £550 £538 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% +21.21%
10th Percentile £425 £375 £375
90th Percentile £688 £658 £612
England median daily rate £530 £500 £465
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.53% +12.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
London median hourly rate - £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +16.67%

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 43,231 37,764 41,318
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.01% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,253 26,925 29,686
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 508 527
London median hourly rate £21.70 £22.42 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.20% +17.99% -1.76%
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.25 £10.70
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.61% -2.56% +11.43%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 0 74 £525 -8.70% 20
South London -46 7 £553 +16.32% 2
East London -10 6 £600 +4.35% 5
West London -39 6 £456 -17.05% 4
North London - 1 £329 -
Cloud Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 298 (75.06%) Amazon AWS
2 206 (51.89%) DevOps
3 179 (45.09%) Linux
4 161 (40.55%) Python
5 133 (33.50%) Ansible
6 124 (31.23%) Microsoft Azure
7 113 (28.46%) Jenkins
7 113 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
8 109 (27.46%) Terraform
9 102 (25.69%) Opscode Chef
10 86 (21.66%) Docker
11 82 (20.65%) Finance
12 78 (19.65%) Ruby
13 75 (18.89%) Configuration Management
13 75 (18.89%) Continuous Delivery
14 71 (17.88%) Continuous Integration
15 69 (17.38%) Java
16 66 (16.62%) Google
16 66 (16.62%) Kubernetes
17 65 (16.37%) Puppet
17 65 (16.37%) Migration
18 61 (15.37%) AWS CloudFormation
19 59 (14.86%) Git (software)
20 57 (14.36%) Windows
21 53 (13.35%) Google Cloud Platform
22 52 (13.10%) Bash Shell
23 50 (12.59%) Microsoft
24 49 (12.34%) Web Services
25 48 (12.09%) Red Hat
26 45 (11.34%) Serverless

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 17 (4.28%) Apache
2 16 (4.03%) Cloud Foundry
3 13 (3.27%) Apache Spark
4 10 (2.52%) Confluence
4 10 (2.52%) nginx
5 9 (2.27%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.51%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.26%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (1.26%) IIS
7 5 (1.26%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.26%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.01%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.50%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.25%) lighttpd
10 1 (0.25%) Tornado
Applications
1 5 (1.26%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 298 (75.06%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (31.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (15.37%) AWS CloudFormation
4 53 (13.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 45 (11.34%) Serverless
6 41 (10.33%) IaaS
7 38 (9.57%) PaaS
8 35 (8.82%) Amazon EC2
9 34 (8.56%) Amazon S3
10 29 (7.30%) AWS Lambda
11 25 (6.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 24 (6.05%) GitHub
13 23 (5.79%) OpenShift
14 20 (5.04%) Office 365
15 16 (4.03%) Azure Active Directory
16 11 (2.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 10 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
18 8 (2.02%) Amazon Kinesis
18 8 (2.02%) Route 53
18 8 (2.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.06%) DNS
2 20 (5.04%) Firewall
3 18 (4.53%) Internet
3 18 (4.53%) VPN
4 11 (2.77%) DKIM
4 11 (2.77%) DMARC
5 10 (2.52%) TCP/IP
6 8 (2.02%) SAN
7 7 (1.76%) HTTP
8 6 (1.51%) SSL
9 5 (1.26%) DHCP
9 5 (1.26%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (1.26%) Network Security
10 4 (1.01%) Skype
10 4 (1.01%) Software-Defined Networking
11 3 (0.76%) VoIP
12 2 (0.50%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.50%) LAN
12 2 (0.50%) SMTP
12 2 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.56%) MySQL
2 30 (7.56%) Big Data
3 25 (6.30%) Amazon RDS
4 22 (5.54%) MongoDB
5 19 (4.79%) Hadoop
6 16 (4.03%) NoSQL
7 13 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (2.77%) Redis
8 11 (2.77%) SQL Server
9 10 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (2.52%) RDBMS
9 10 (2.52%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.27%) Apache Hive
10 9 (2.27%) BigQuery
11 8 (2.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
13 5 (1.26%) Oracle BI EE
13 5 (1.26%) Oracle ODI
13 5 (1.26%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 113 (28.46%) Jenkins
2 59 (14.86%) Git (software)
3 30 (7.56%) TeamCity
4 25 (6.30%) Octopus Deploy
5 17 (4.28%) Bitbucket
6 11 (2.77%) Artifactory
6 11 (2.77%) JIRA
7 10 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (2.52%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (2.02%) SonarQube
10 6 (1.51%) Subversion
11 4 (1.01%) GoCD
11 4 (1.01%) Maven
11 4 (1.01%) Mercurial
11 4 (1.01%) ProC
11 4 (1.01%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.76%) GitLab
12 3 (0.76%) JUnit
12 3 (0.76%) Travis CI
General
1 82 (20.65%) Finance
2 21 (5.29%) Banking
3 14 (3.53%) Retail
4 9 (2.27%) Law
5 8 (2.02%) Games
5 8 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.76%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.76%) Marketing
7 6 (1.51%) Electronics
8 5 (1.26%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.01%) French Language
9 4 (1.01%) German Language
10 2 (0.50%) Billing
10 2 (0.50%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (12.34%) Web Services
2 22 (5.54%) .NET
3 20 (5.04%) Node.js
4 16 (4.03%) JSON
5 12 (3.02%) Elastic Stack
5 12 (3.02%) Kafka
6 9 (2.27%) YAML
7 7 (1.76%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (1.76%) REST
7 7 (1.76%) RESTful
7 7 (1.76%) RFC 822
8 6 (1.51%) LEMP Stack
8 6 (1.51%) Spring
9 5 (1.26%) Spring Boot
10 4 (1.01%) .NET Core
10 4 (1.01%) Middleware
11 3 (0.76%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (0.76%) LAMP
11 3 (0.76%) React
11 3 (0.76%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.56%) Cloud Native
2 26 (6.55%) Data Centre
3 23 (5.79%) Public Cloud
4 20 (5.04%) Private Cloud
5 19 (4.79%) Hybrid Cloud
6 13 (3.27%) Hedge funds
7 12 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (3.02%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.52%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.52%) Enterprise Cloud
9 9 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.76%) Fintech
10 7 (1.76%) PKI
11 4 (1.01%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.76%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.76%) Life Science
12 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.76%) Online Games
13 2 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 179 (45.09%) Linux
2 57 (14.36%) Windows
3 42 (10.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (7.81%) Unix
5 7 (1.76%) CentOS
6 6 (1.51%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.26%) CoreOS
8 4 (1.01%) Debian
8 4 (1.01%) SmartOS
8 4 (1.01%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.76%) VMS
9 3 (0.76%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (51.89%) DevOps
2 113 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (18.89%) Configuration Management
3 75 (18.89%) Continuous Delivery
4 71 (17.88%) Continuous Integration
5 65 (16.37%) Migration
6 39 (9.82%) Open Source
7 33 (8.31%) TDD
8 26 (6.55%) Test Automation
9 24 (6.05%) Load Balancing
10 23 (5.79%) Microservices
11 21 (5.29%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (4.79%) Deployment Automation
13 19 (4.79%) High Availability
13 19 (4.79%) Software Engineering
14 18 (4.53%) Continuous Deployment
15 15 (3.78%) ITIL
15 15 (3.78%) Scrum
16 13 (3.27%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 161 (40.55%) Python
2 78 (19.65%) Ruby
3 69 (17.38%) Java
4 52 (13.10%) Bash Shell
5 42 (10.58%) SQL
6 40 (10.08%) PowerShell
7 37 (9.32%) C#
8 28 (7.05%) Perl
9 16 (4.03%) Go
10 11 (2.77%) JavaScript
11 10 (2.52%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.27%) C
13 7 (1.76%) PHP
13 7 (1.76%) Scala
14 6 (1.51%) Groovy
15 5 (1.26%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.01%) C++
16 4 (1.01%) Java 8
17 2 (0.50%) R
18 1 (0.25%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 45 (11.34%) Security Cleared
2 38 (9.57%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.79%) AWS Certification
4 14 (3.53%) Degree
5 7 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.26%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.50%) CISSP
8 2 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.50%) MCSA
8 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.50%) RHCE
9 1 (0.25%) CCIE
9 1 (0.25%) CCNA
9 1 (0.25%) CCNP
9 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) MCSE
9 1 (0.25%) OSCP
9 1 (0.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.56%) GCP
2 8 (2.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.50%) PMO
3 2 (0.50%) QA
3 2 (0.50%) SLA
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 86 (21.66%) Docker
2 28 (7.05%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.02%) vSphere
5 7 (1.76%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.01%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.76%) Ceph
9 2 (0.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.50%) HDFS
9 2 (0.50%) NFS
9 2 (0.50%) Samba
9 2 (0.50%) vCloud
10 1 (0.25%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.25%) oVirt
10 1 (0.25%) Postfix
10 1 (0.25%) RHEV
10 1 (0.25%) Squid
10 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 133 (33.50%) Ansible
2 109 (27.46%) Terraform
3 102 (25.69%) Opscode Chef
4 66 (16.62%) Kubernetes
5 65 (16.37%) Puppet
6 28 (7.05%) Salt
7 13 (3.27%) Mesos
8 7 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (1.51%) Rancher
9 6 (1.51%) Suricata
10 5 (1.26%) Consul
10 5 (1.26%) Oozie
10 5 (1.26%) ZABBIX
11 4 (1.01%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (1.01%) Grafana
11 4 (1.01%) HAProxy
11 4 (1.01%) Nagios
11 4 (1.01%) Packer
11 4 (1.01%) SCCM
11 4 (1.01%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 66 (16.62%) Google
2 50 (12.59%) Microsoft
3 48 (12.09%) Red Hat
4 26 (6.55%) VMware
5 15 (3.78%) Splunk
6 13 (3.27%) Oracle
7 12 (3.02%) Cisco
8 11 (2.77%) SaltStack
9 8 (2.02%) Atlassian
10 7 (1.76%) Cloudera
10 7 (1.76%) Qualys
10 7 (1.76%) SAP
10 7 (1.76%) Talend
11 6 (1.51%) IBM
12 5 (1.26%) New Relic
13 4 (1.01%) Kaspersky
14 3 (0.76%) CommVault
14 3 (0.76%) HP
14 3 (0.76%) Interwoven
14 3 (0.76%) NetApp