Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 286 362 416
Rank change year-on-year +76 +54 +82
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 408 274 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.88% 0.60% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.63% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 224 162
London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £400 £359 £413
90th Percentile £725 £656 £600
England median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +11.76%
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 43,807 43,225 42,138
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.99% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,677 31,203 30,056
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 590 518 549
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.22 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.02% +5.14% +1.21%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.63 £47.83 £52.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +9 79 £550 - 28
West London -16 12 £500 -4.76% 15
South London -17 11 £550 +24.29% 5
East London -16 2 £488 -13.33% 8
Cloud Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 263 (64.46%) Amazon AWS
2 175 (42.89%) DevOps
3 160 (39.22%) Python
4 159 (38.97%) Linux
5 141 (34.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 131 (32.11%) Ansible
7 126 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
8 120 (29.41%) Terraform
9 110 (26.96%) Opscode Chef
10 104 (25.49%) Google
11 94 (23.04%) Docker
12 85 (20.83%) Kubernetes
13 84 (20.59%) Jenkins
14 83 (20.34%) Google Cloud Platform
15 75 (18.38%) Finance
16 73 (17.89%) Windows
17 71 (17.40%) Puppet
18 69 (16.91%) Java
19 68 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
20 65 (15.93%) AWS CloudFormation
21 61 (14.95%) Microsoft
22 55 (13.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 55 (13.48%) Git (software)
23 54 (13.24%) Configuration Management
24 53 (12.99%) Ruby
25 51 (12.50%) VMware
26 50 (12.25%) Continuous Delivery
27 49 (12.01%) Firewall
27 49 (12.01%) Bash Shell
28 48 (11.76%) 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 19 (4.66%) OpenStack
2 12 (2.94%) Apache
3 11 (2.70%) Apache Spark
3 11 (2.70%) IIS
4 10 (2.45%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (2.21%) Confluence
5 9 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (2.21%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.72%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.47%) nginx
8 5 (1.23%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.23%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.74%) Drupal
9 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.74%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.49%) SAS
10 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 263 (64.46%) Amazon AWS
2 141 (34.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (20.34%) Google Cloud Platform
4 65 (15.93%) AWS CloudFormation
5 48 (11.76%) Serverless
6 44 (10.78%) Amazon S3
7 42 (10.29%) Amazon EC2
8 41 (10.05%) AWS Lambda
9 40 (9.80%) PaaS
10 38 (9.31%) IaaS
11 30 (7.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 28 (6.86%) SaaS
13 22 (5.39%) Office 365
14 17 (4.17%) GitHub
14 17 (4.17%) OpenShift
15 15 (3.68%) Azure Active Directory
16 14 (3.43%) Datadog
17 12 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 8 (1.96%) Amazon EMR
18 8 (1.96%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 49 (12.01%) Firewall
2 28 (6.86%) VPN
3 23 (5.64%) DNS
4 14 (3.43%) TCP/IP
5 11 (2.70%) LAN
6 10 (2.45%) WAN
7 9 (2.21%) HTTP
7 9 (2.21%) SAN
8 8 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (1.96%) SMTP
9 7 (1.72%) Ethernet
9 7 (1.72%) SSL
10 6 (1.47%) Skype
11 5 (1.23%) Internet
11 5 (1.23%) MPLS
11 5 (1.23%) Software-Defined Networking
12 4 (0.98%) NAS
12 4 (0.98%) Network Security
12 4 (0.98%) OSPF
12 4 (0.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.82%) Amazon RDS
2 29 (7.11%) Big Data
3 28 (6.86%) NoSQL
4 26 (6.37%) MySQL
5 22 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (4.66%) Relational Database
7 18 (4.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 17 (4.17%) SQL Server
9 14 (3.43%) Hadoop
10 12 (2.94%) BigQuery
11 11 (2.70%) HBase
11 11 (2.70%) Redis
12 8 (1.96%) Amazon Redshift
12 8 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (1.96%) Bigtable
13 7 (1.72%) Apache Hive
13 7 (1.72%) Data Lake
14 6 (1.47%) Amazon Aurora
14 6 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.47%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 84 (20.59%) Jenkins
2 55 (13.48%) Git (software)
3 24 (5.88%) JIRA
4 13 (3.19%) Visual Studio Team System
5 12 (2.94%) GoCD
5 12 (2.94%) Selenium
5 12 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (2.70%) Bitbucket
6 11 (2.70%) TeamCity
7 10 (2.45%) Artifactory
8 9 (2.21%) GitLab
8 9 (2.21%) IBM UrbanCode
9 8 (1.96%) Cucumber
10 7 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (1.47%) CircleCI
11 6 (1.47%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.23%) Zephyr
13 4 (0.98%) Maven
14 3 (0.74%) CF BOSH
14 3 (0.74%) JUnit
General
1 75 (18.38%) Finance
2 33 (8.09%) Retail
3 30 (7.35%) Banking
4 14 (3.43%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.21%) Publishing
6 8 (1.96%) Law
7 4 (0.98%) German Language
7 4 (0.98%) Legal
8 3 (0.74%) Billing
8 3 (0.74%) Games
8 3 (0.74%) Marketing
9 2 (0.49%) French Language
9 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.25%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.56%) Web Services
2 18 (4.41%) Node.js
3 16 (3.92%) Elastic Stack
3 16 (3.92%) Kafka
4 15 (3.68%) LDAP
5 14 (3.43%) REST
6 13 (3.19%) .NET
6 13 (3.19%) RESTful
7 9 (2.21%) JSON
7 9 (2.21%) Spring
8 8 (1.96%) React
9 7 (1.72%) CSS
9 7 (1.72%) HTML
9 7 (1.72%) HTML5
10 6 (1.47%) CSS3
10 6 (1.47%) React Native
10 6 (1.47%) Sensu
10 6 (1.47%) Spring Boot
11 5 (1.23%) Memcached
11 5 (1.23%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.60%) Public Cloud
2 25 (6.13%) Data Centre
3 18 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (4.41%) Private Cloud
4 17 (4.17%) PKI
5 15 (3.68%) Enterprise Cloud
5 15 (3.68%) Hybrid Cloud
5 15 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (3.19%) Computer Science
6 13 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (2.21%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.96%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.96%) Fintech
10 7 (1.72%) Clustering
11 4 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (0.74%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.74%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.74%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 159 (38.97%) Linux
2 73 (17.89%) Windows
3 39 (9.56%) Unix
4 29 (7.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (4.90%) Windows Server
6 9 (2.21%) Android
6 9 (2.21%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.21%) CentOS
7 8 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.23%) Solaris
9 5 (1.23%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.23%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.74%) CoreOS
10 3 (0.74%) Debian
11 1 (0.25%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (42.89%) DevOps
2 126 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (13.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 54 (13.24%) Configuration Management
6 50 (12.25%) Continuous Delivery
7 46 (11.27%) Microservices
8 41 (10.05%) Migration
9 39 (9.56%) Open Source
10 37 (9.07%) ITIL
11 31 (7.60%) Analytics
11 31 (7.60%) SDLC
11 31 (7.60%) TDD
12 29 (7.11%) Scrum
13 26 (6.37%) Test Automation
14 25 (6.13%) Kanban
14 25 (6.13%) Problem-Solving
15 24 (5.88%) Deployment Automation
16 20 (4.90%) Software Engineering
17 19 (4.66%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 160 (39.22%) Python
2 69 (16.91%) Java
3 53 (12.99%) Ruby
4 49 (12.01%) Bash Shell
5 45 (11.03%) Go
6 41 (10.05%) PowerShell
7 40 (9.80%) SQL
8 21 (5.15%) JavaScript
9 18 (4.41%) Shell Script
10 16 (3.92%) C#
11 13 (3.19%) Scala
12 12 (2.94%) Perl
13 8 (1.96%) PHP
14 6 (1.47%) C
15 5 (1.23%) R
16 4 (0.98%) Java 8
17 3 (0.74%) VBScript
18 2 (0.49%) Groovy
18 2 (0.49%) Objective-C
18 2 (0.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 40 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 31 (7.60%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.64%) AWS Certification
4 15 (3.68%) Degree
5 10 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (2.45%) Master's Degree
6 6 (1.47%) RHCE
7 5 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.98%) CISSP
9 3 (0.74%) CISM
9 3 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.49%) CCIE
10 2 (0.49%) CCNA
10 2 (0.49%) CCNP
10 2 (0.49%) CCSA
10 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.25%) CISA
11 1 (0.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.19%) QA
2 6 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (0.74%) GDPR
5 2 (0.49%) SLA
6 1 (0.25%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.25%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 94 (23.04%) Docker
2 37 (9.07%) Active Directory
3 27 (6.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.45%) VMware NSX
4 10 (2.45%) vSphere
5 9 (2.21%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.21%) vCloud
6 8 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.23%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 4 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.74%) XenApp
10 2 (0.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.49%) GPFS
10 2 (0.49%) HDFS
10 2 (0.49%) LXC
10 2 (0.49%) NFS
10 2 (0.49%) Xen
11 1 (0.25%) Ceph
11 1 (0.25%) Squid
11 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 131 (32.11%) Ansible
2 120 (29.41%) Terraform
3 110 (26.96%) Opscode Chef
4 85 (20.83%) Kubernetes
5 71 (17.40%) Puppet
6 22 (5.39%) Salt
7 18 (4.41%) Nagios
8 14 (3.43%) Mesos
9 9 (2.21%) Grafana
10 8 (1.96%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (1.72%) NetBackup
12 6 (1.47%) Hadoop YARN
12 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (1.47%) Packer
12 6 (1.47%) Prometheus
12 6 (1.47%) SCCM
12 6 (1.47%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 5 (1.23%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (1.23%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.98%) Consul
Vendors
1 104 (25.49%) Google
2 61 (14.95%) Microsoft
3 51 (12.50%) VMware
4 35 (8.58%) Splunk
5 20 (4.90%) Oracle
5 20 (4.90%) Red Hat
6 19 (4.66%) Cisco
7 13 (3.19%) IBM
7 13 (3.19%) New Relic
8 11 (2.70%) AppDynamics
8 11 (2.70%) Citrix
9 9 (2.21%) Atlassian
10 8 (1.96%) CheckPoint
10 8 (1.96%) Interwoven
11 7 (1.72%) NetApp
12 6 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.23%) Cloudera
13 5 (1.23%) EMC
13 5 (1.23%) HP
13 5 (1.23%) Micro Focus