Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 28 May 2022.

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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 210 192 168
Rank change year-on-year -18 -24 +60
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 513 348 302
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.32% 1.40% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.51% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 236 208
10th Percentile £461 £413 £425
25th Percentile £513 £478 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £538 £600
Median % change year-on-year +11.63% -10.42% +4.35%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £704
90th Percentile £800 £725 £775
England median daily rate £575 £516 £563
% change year-on-year +11.38% -8.22% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £78.75 - -
Median hourly rate £80.63 - -
75th Percentile £84.38 - -
90th Percentile £85.50 - -
England median hourly rate £80.63 - -

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 36,141 23,043 18,117
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.86% 92.77% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,551 16,585 13,105
10th Percentile £375 £340 £306
25th Percentile £465 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £510
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.94% +2.00%
75th Percentile £688 £625 £613
90th Percentile £775 £713 £700
England median daily rate £525 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 225 236
10th Percentile £16.00 £15.29 £13.75
25th Percentile £21.48 £20.50 £17.84
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +28.00% +21.95%
75th Percentile £49.25 £54.00 £46.66
90th Percentile £65.00 £66.50 £56.25
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.33 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.51% +12.24% +2.70%

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 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -5 65 £550 +10.00% 31
West London -5 5 £373 -32.79% 11
South London -20 2 £625 +23.76% 3
East London -9 1 £580 +24.73% 6
Cloud Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, Cloud Engineer contract jobs required the following 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.

1 294 (57.31%) Azure
2 252 (49.12%) Terraform
3 239 (46.59%) DevOps
4 225 (43.86%) AWS
5 190 (37.04%) CI/CD
6 177 (34.50%) Kubernetes
7 176 (34.31%) Python
8 166 (32.36%) Finance
9 153 (29.82%) Agile
10 144 (28.07%) Infrastructure as Code
11 122 (23.78%) GCP
12 115 (22.42%) Docker
13 109 (21.25%) Social Skills
14 104 (20.27%) PowerShell
15 101 (19.69%) Jenkins
16 94 (18.32%) Microsoft
17 90 (17.54%) Migration
18 81 (15.79%) Windows
19 76 (14.81%) Google
20 75 (14.62%) Java
21 72 (14.04%) Banking
21 72 (14.04%) Public Cloud
22 71 (13.84%) Linux
23 69 (13.45%) Bash
24 66 (12.87%) AWS CloudFormation
25 65 (12.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 64 (12.48%) Serverless
26 64 (12.48%) Ansible
27 62 (12.09%) PaaS
28 59 (11.50%) Active Directory

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 (4.87%) Apache Spark
2 13 (2.53%) Confluence
3 11 (2.14%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.36%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.17%) Apache Airflow
5 6 (1.17%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.97%) Apache
6 5 (0.97%) NServiceBus
7 4 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.58%) IIS
9 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.19%) GemFire
10 1 (0.19%) JBoss
10 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (0.78%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 8 (1.56%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.19%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 294 (57.31%) Azure
2 225 (43.86%) AWS
3 122 (23.78%) GCP
4 66 (12.87%) AWS CloudFormation
5 64 (12.48%) Serverless
6 62 (12.09%) PaaS
7 51 (9.94%) IaaS
8 43 (8.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 41 (7.99%) Microsoft 365
10 38 (7.41%) AWS Lambda
10 38 (7.41%) GitHub
11 33 (6.43%) Amazon S3
12 30 (5.85%) OpenShift
13 27 (5.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 26 (5.07%) Azure Monitor
15 22 (4.29%) Amazon EC2
16 21 (4.09%) Amazon EKS
17 18 (3.51%) Azure Storage
17 18 (3.51%) npm
18 17 (3.31%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (7.80%) Firewall
2 24 (4.68%) DNS
3 21 (4.09%) VPN
4 16 (3.12%) WAN
5 13 (2.53%) LAN
6 12 (2.34%) Network Security
7 11 (2.14%) MPLS
8 7 (1.36%) Internet
9 6 (1.17%) BGP
10 5 (0.97%) DHCP
10 5 (0.97%) SD-WAN
11 4 (0.78%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.58%) HTTP
12 3 (0.58%) Wireless
13 2 (0.39%) Broadband
13 2 (0.39%) Cisco IPT
13 2 (0.39%) SSH
13 2 (0.39%) VoIP
14 1 (0.19%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.63%) Big Data
2 24 (4.68%) SQL Server
3 23 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (4.09%) Data Lake
5 15 (2.92%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 8 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (1.56%) BigQuery
7 8 (1.56%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.36%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.36%) MySQL
9 6 (1.17%) Metadata
9 6 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.17%) Power BI
9 6 (1.17%) Tableau
10 5 (0.97%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.78%) Bigtable
11 4 (0.78%) Cloud Spanner
11 4 (0.78%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 101 (19.69%) Jenkins
2 39 (7.60%) Maven
3 37 (7.21%) Git (software)
4 35 (6.82%) Gradle
5 31 (6.04%) JIRA
6 28 (5.46%) GitLab
7 20 (3.90%) CircleCI
8 19 (3.70%) Travis CI
9 18 (3.51%) gulp
10 14 (2.73%) TeamCity
11 11 (2.14%) SonarQube
12 10 (1.95%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (1.75%) Subversion
14 8 (1.56%) Bitbucket
15 7 (1.36%) MSI
16 5 (0.97%) Chocolatey
16 5 (0.97%) Eclipse
17 4 (0.78%) Artifactory
17 4 (0.78%) Snakemake
18 3 (0.58%) Cucumber
General
1 166 (32.36%) Finance
2 109 (21.25%) Social Skills
3 72 (14.04%) Banking
4 37 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (3.51%) Retail
6 17 (3.31%) Financial Institution
7 16 (3.12%) Presentation Skills
7 16 (3.12%) Public Sector
8 15 (2.92%) Legal
9 11 (2.14%) Billing
9 11 (2.14%) Law
10 7 (1.36%) Telecoms
11 6 (1.17%) Marketing
12 5 (0.97%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (0.58%) Electronics
13 3 (0.58%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.39%) Influencing Skills
14 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (8.38%) Kafka
2 22 (4.29%) JSON
3 16 (3.12%) REST
4 15 (2.92%) Web Services
5 13 (2.53%) Spring
6 11 (2.14%) ARM Templates
7 9 (1.75%) .NET
7 9 (1.75%) Azure Blueprints
7 9 (1.75%) Spark Streaming
8 8 (1.56%) CSS
8 8 (1.56%) HTML
9 7 (1.36%) SOAP
10 6 (1.17%) PySpark
10 6 (1.17%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (1.17%) Spring Boot
10 6 (1.17%) XML
11 5 (0.97%) Ajax
11 5 (0.97%) Flask
11 5 (0.97%) JSP
11 5 (0.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 72 (14.04%) Public Cloud
2 34 (6.63%) Cloud Native
3 33 (6.43%) Hybrid Cloud
4 25 (4.87%) Hedge funds
5 17 (3.31%) Data Centre
6 13 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (1.75%) Private Cloud
8 8 (1.56%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (0.97%) iPad
11 5 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.78%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.78%) User Experience
12 4 (0.78%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.58%) Cyberthreat
13 3 (0.58%) Industry 4.0
13 3 (0.58%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 81 (15.79%) Windows
2 71 (13.84%) Linux
3 18 (3.51%) Unix
4 13 (2.53%) VMS
5 8 (1.56%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.58%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (0.19%) CentOS
8 1 (0.19%) Debian
8 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (46.59%) DevOps
2 190 (37.04%) CI/CD
3 153 (29.82%) Agile
4 144 (28.07%) Infrastructure as Code
5 90 (17.54%) Migration
6 65 (12.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 57 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
8 48 (9.36%) Microservices
9 44 (8.58%) Scrum
10 39 (7.60%) Analytics
11 36 (7.02%) Decision-Making
12 29 (5.65%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (5.26%) Platform Engineering
13 27 (5.26%) Requirements Gathering
13 27 (5.26%) Test Automation
14 26 (5.07%) Data Protection
14 26 (5.07%) Data Science
14 26 (5.07%) Kanban
14 26 (5.07%) Mentoring
15 24 (4.68%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 176 (34.31%) Python
2 104 (20.27%) PowerShell
3 75 (14.62%) Java
4 69 (13.45%) Bash
5 52 (10.14%) SQL
6 21 (4.09%) Groovy
7 19 (3.70%) JavaScript
8 18 (3.51%) Go
9 15 (2.92%) C#
10 14 (2.73%) Scala
11 12 (2.34%) Ruby
12 5 (0.97%) C++
13 4 (0.78%) Bicep
13 4 (0.78%) C
13 4 (0.78%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.58%) Kotlin
14 3 (0.58%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.39%) Perl
15 2 (0.39%) PHP
16 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (7.99%) Security Cleared
2 38 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.70%) AWS Certification
4 11 (2.14%) Degree
5 6 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.78%) RHCE
8 3 (0.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (0.58%) CISSP
9 2 (0.39%) FFIEC
9 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.39%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.39%) PMP
10 1 (0.19%) CCSK
10 1 (0.19%) GIAC
10 1 (0.19%) MCSE
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.19%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.73%) GDPR
2 11 (2.14%) QA
3 10 (1.95%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.97%) SLA
5 3 (0.58%) NIST
5 3 (0.58%) PMO
6 2 (0.39%) GLBA
7 1 (0.19%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.19%) COBIT
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.19%) NCSC
System Software
1 115 (22.42%) Docker
2 59 (11.50%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.12%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.97%) VMware NSX
6 4 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.58%) vSphere
7 3 (0.58%) XenApp
7 3 (0.58%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.39%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.19%) Ceph
9 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 252 (49.12%) Terraform
2 177 (34.50%) Kubernetes
3 64 (12.48%) Ansible
4 40 (7.80%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (3.90%) Puppet
6 14 (2.73%) Microsoft Intune
7 12 (2.34%) Prometheus
8 11 (2.14%) Grafana
9 10 (1.95%) SCCM
10 9 (1.75%) Packer
11 5 (0.97%) Istio
11 5 (0.97%) Kibana
12 4 (0.78%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.78%) vRealize
13 3 (0.58%) Salt
13 3 (0.58%) vCenter Server
14 2 (0.39%) CloudForms
14 2 (0.39%) SCOM
14 2 (0.39%) SCSM
15 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 94 (18.32%) Microsoft
2 76 (14.81%) Google
3 45 (8.77%) VMware
4 25 (4.87%) Databricks
5 19 (3.70%) Oracle
6 18 (3.51%) Splunk
7 17 (3.31%) Citrix
8 14 (2.73%) Red Hat
9 11 (2.14%) Okta
10 10 (1.95%) Cisco
10 10 (1.95%) Cloudera
11 8 (1.56%) AppDynamics
11 8 (1.56%) Forcepoint
11 8 (1.56%) Palo Alto
12 6 (1.17%) CyberArk
12 6 (1.17%) Dell
13 5 (0.97%) Demandware
13 5 (0.97%) Fortinet
13 5 (0.97%) New Relic
13 5 (0.97%) Salesforce.com