Period
to 28 July 2021

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

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
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 212 185 193
Rank change year-on-year -27 +8 +123
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 393 226 569
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.31% 1.41% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.52% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 153 409
10th Percentile £425 £425 £425
25th Percentile £500 £500 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £575 £575
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% - +4.55%
75th Percentile £650 £663 £656
90th Percentile £725 £756 £728
England median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £98.50 - £70.00
England median hourly rate £98.50 - £70.00

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 27,803 14,897 38,055
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.81% 93.09% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,002 10,743 27,636
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.41% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £700 £681
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 181 465
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.28 £12.01
25th Percentile £20.00 £19.99 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -8.57% +75.00% -
75th Percentile £51.38 £47.83 £36.90
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.25 £53.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Cloud Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Engineer in London

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cloud Engineer in London.

Daily rate trend for Cloud Engineer in London

Cloud Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cloud Engineer in London over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Cloud Engineer in London

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cloud Engineer in London.

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 28 July 2021. 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 -17 45 £550 - 41
West London +8 5 £555 +26.86% 17
South London +23 2 £750 +7.14% 7
East London 0 1 £465 -14.87% 7
Cloud Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, 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.

1 200 (50.89%) DevOps
2 186 (47.33%) Azure
3 182 (46.31%) AWS
4 163 (41.48%) Terraform
5 129 (32.82%) Python
6 121 (30.79%) Kubernetes
7 110 (27.99%) GCP
8 108 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
9 102 (25.95%) Ansible
10 96 (24.43%) Infrastructure as Code
11 95 (24.17%) Finance
12 89 (22.65%) Docker
13 87 (22.14%) Google
14 84 (21.37%) Linux
15 81 (20.61%) Java
16 71 (18.07%) Microsoft
17 69 (17.56%) Migration
18 67 (17.05%) Jenkins
19 63 (16.03%) PowerShell
20 58 (14.76%) Git (software)
21 57 (14.50%) SQL
21 57 (14.50%) Windows
22 46 (11.70%) PaaS
22 46 (11.70%) GitHub
23 45 (11.45%) Banking
24 44 (11.20%) Opscode Chef
25 43 (10.94%) IaaS
25 43 (10.94%) Microservices
25 43 (10.94%) Bash Shell
25 43 (10.94%) Puppet

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 25 (6.36%) Apache
2 24 (6.11%) Confluence
3 17 (4.33%) Apache Spark
4 14 (3.56%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.05%) Apache Airflow
6 11 (2.80%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (1.78%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.27%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.27%) Mule
9 2 (0.51%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.51%) nginx
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.25%) IIS
10 1 (0.25%) Jetty
10 1 (0.25%) Luigi
10 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 186 (47.33%) Azure
2 182 (46.31%) AWS
3 110 (27.99%) GCP
4 46 (11.70%) GitHub
4 46 (11.70%) PaaS
5 43 (10.94%) IaaS
6 35 (8.91%) AWS CloudFormation
7 30 (7.63%) Microsoft 365
8 29 (7.38%) AWS Lambda
8 29 (7.38%) Serverless
9 26 (6.62%) Amazon EC2
10 21 (5.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 17 (4.33%) SaaS
12 15 (3.82%) Amazon EKS
12 15 (3.82%) Amazon ELB
13 14 (3.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 14 (3.56%) AWS Direct Connect
14 13 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (3.31%) OpenShift
15 12 (3.05%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.65%) Firewall
2 19 (4.83%) DNS
3 9 (2.29%) Network Security
4 8 (2.04%) BGP
4 8 (2.04%) VPN
5 7 (1.78%) DHCP
5 7 (1.78%) MPLS
5 7 (1.78%) OSPF
6 6 (1.53%) Internet
6 6 (1.53%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.27%) NAS
7 5 (1.27%) SAN
7 5 (1.27%) VLAN
8 4 (1.02%) Software-Defined Networking
8 4 (1.02%) SSL
9 3 (0.76%) 3GPP
9 3 (0.76%) SGSN
9 3 (0.76%) WAN
9 3 (0.76%) X.509
10 2 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.87%) BigQuery
2 25 (6.36%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (5.60%) Big Data
4 14 (3.56%) Hadoop
5 13 (3.31%) SQL Server
6 10 (2.54%) Cloud Spanner
7 9 (2.29%) MySQL
7 9 (2.29%) NoSQL
8 8 (2.04%) Apache Hive
8 8 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.04%) Tableau
9 7 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (1.78%) Data Lake
9 7 (1.78%) Looker
9 7 (1.78%) Neo4j
10 6 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (1.53%) Power BI
11 5 (1.27%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.27%) Snowflake Schema
12 4 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 67 (17.05%) Jenkins
2 58 (14.76%) Git (software)
3 40 (10.18%) JIRA
4 14 (3.56%) Postman
5 13 (3.31%) TeamCity
6 12 (3.05%) Bitbucket
6 12 (3.05%) GitLab
7 11 (2.80%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (2.29%) Travis CI
9 8 (2.04%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.78%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.78%) IntelliJ
10 7 (1.78%) ProC
10 7 (1.78%) Visual Studio Code
11 6 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (1.27%) CircleCI
12 5 (1.27%) Maven
13 4 (1.02%) Gradle
14 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 95 (24.17%) Finance
2 45 (11.45%) Banking
3 43 (10.94%) Social Skills
4 16 (4.07%) Public Sector
5 13 (3.31%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.04%) Retail
8 6 (1.53%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.27%) Presentation Skills
10 4 (1.02%) Automotive
11 3 (0.76%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (0.76%) Electronics
11 3 (0.76%) Influencing Skills
11 3 (0.76%) Legal
12 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.25%) Advertising
13 1 (0.25%) Back Office
13 1 (0.25%) Front Office
13 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.87%) YAML
2 25 (6.36%) .NET
3 19 (4.83%) JSON
4 18 (4.58%) Web Services
5 17 (4.33%) Kafka
5 17 (4.33%) Spring Boot
6 13 (3.31%) Spring
7 12 (3.05%) XML
8 11 (2.80%) RESTful
9 10 (2.54%) .NET Framework
9 10 (2.54%) Apache Beam
10 8 (2.04%) .NET Core
10 8 (2.04%) REST
10 8 (2.04%) Ruby on Rails
11 7 (1.78%) React
12 6 (1.53%) Node.js
13 5 (1.27%) Swagger
14 4 (1.02%) LAMP
14 4 (1.02%) SAML
15 3 (0.76%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.63%) Public Cloud
2 23 (5.85%) Cloud Native
3 16 (4.07%) Data Centre
4 11 (2.80%) Legacy Applications
5 9 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.78%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.53%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.27%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.76%) Derivative
11 3 (0.76%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.76%) PKI
12 2 (0.51%) Clustering
12 2 (0.51%) NHS
12 2 (0.51%) Replication
12 2 (0.51%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 84 (21.37%) Linux
2 57 (14.50%) Windows
3 15 (3.82%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.56%) Unix
5 6 (1.53%) CentOS
5 6 (1.53%) Ubuntu
5 6 (1.53%) VMS
6 5 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.76%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.25%) Debian
10 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (50.89%) DevOps
2 108 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (24.43%) Infrastructure as Code
4 69 (17.56%) Migration
5 43 (10.94%) Microservices
6 41 (10.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 33 (8.40%) Configuration Management
8 32 (8.14%) Scrum
9 29 (7.38%) Cybersecurity
10 26 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (6.11%) ETL
12 22 (5.60%) ITIL
13 21 (5.34%) Change Management
13 21 (5.34%) Software Engineering
14 20 (5.09%) Project Delivery
14 20 (5.09%) Service Management
15 19 (4.83%) Data Migration
15 19 (4.83%) Infrastructure Automation
15 19 (4.83%) Problem-Solving
15 19 (4.83%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 129 (32.82%) Python
2 81 (20.61%) Java
3 63 (16.03%) PowerShell
4 57 (14.50%) SQL
5 43 (10.94%) Bash Shell
6 20 (5.09%) JavaScript
7 16 (4.07%) C#
8 13 (3.31%) Go
9 10 (2.54%) Ruby
10 9 (2.29%) Perl
11 8 (2.04%) Scala
11 8 (2.04%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.27%) Groovy
12 5 (1.27%) PHP
13 4 (1.02%) C
14 3 (0.76%) C++
15 2 (0.51%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.51%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.25%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 18 (4.58%) AWS Certification
2 12 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.78%) Degree
5 6 (1.53%) CISSP
6 5 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.76%) CCSP
8 3 (0.76%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.76%) MCSA
9 1 (0.25%) CCIE
9 1 (0.25%) CISM
9 1 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.25%) RHCE
9 1 (0.25%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.29%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.04%) QA
3 6 (1.53%) GDPR
3 6 (1.53%) NIST
4 4 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.02%) SOC 2
5 3 (0.76%) OASIS TOSCA
6 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.51%) PSD2
6 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.25%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.25%) COBIT
7 1 (0.25%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.25%) PMO
7 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 89 (22.65%) Docker
2 33 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (7.63%) Active Directory
4 13 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.27%) LXC
6 4 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.02%) vSphere
7 3 (0.76%) KVM
7 3 (0.76%) NFS
7 3 (0.76%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 2 (0.51%) HDFS
8 2 (0.51%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.51%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.51%) vCloud
8 2 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.51%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.25%) Kamailio
9 1 (0.25%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 163 (41.48%) Terraform
2 121 (30.79%) Kubernetes
3 102 (25.95%) Ansible
4 44 (11.20%) Opscode Chef
5 43 (10.94%) Puppet
6 8 (2.04%) Istio
6 8 (2.04%) Prometheus
6 8 (2.04%) SCCM
7 7 (1.78%) Grafana
8 5 (1.27%) vCenter Server
9 4 (1.02%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 4 (1.02%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (1.02%) Packer
10 3 (0.76%) Cloudify
10 3 (0.76%) Juju
10 3 (0.76%) Knative
10 3 (0.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 87 (22.14%) Google
2 71 (18.07%) Microsoft
3 39 (9.92%) VMware
4 15 (3.82%) Splunk
5 12 (3.05%) New Relic
6 11 (2.80%) Cloudera
6 11 (2.80%) Red Hat
7 9 (2.29%) Citrix
7 9 (2.29%) SolarWinds
8 8 (2.04%) Cisco
9 7 (1.78%) Databricks
9 7 (1.78%) Oracle
10 5 (1.27%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.27%) Palo Alto
10 5 (1.27%) SAP
11 4 (1.02%) AppDynamics
11 4 (1.02%) Hortonworks
11 4 (1.02%) Juniper
11 4 (1.02%) Okta
12 3 (0.76%) Mirantis