Period
to 28 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £561 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 28 October 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 206 225 208
Rank change year-on-year +19 -17 +90
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 487 158 476
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.34% 1.10% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.20% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 97 343
10th Percentile £445 £408 £425
25th Percentile £485 £478 £503
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £561 £550 £575
Median % change year-on-year +2.05% -4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £644 £630 £675
90th Percentile £716 £775 £750
England median daily rate £550 £525 £575
% change year-on-year +4.76% -8.70% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £66.75 - -
England median hourly rate £66.75 - £80.00

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 33,751 13,179 34,331
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.01% 91.76% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,542 9,523 25,123
10th Percentile £360 £313 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £509 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.16% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 102 433
10th Percentile £14.15 £17.00 £12.04
25th Percentile £19.49 £21.25 £15.49
Median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -14.29% +66.67% +12.30%
75th Percentile £52.50 £45.19 £43.75
90th Percentile £66.40 £54.90 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.52 £22.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -11.27% +17.65% +6.86%

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 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cloud Engineer in London over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 October 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 -31 56 £538 -10.42% 41
South London +1 5 £545 +7.92% 1
North London +2 4 £400 -28.89% 2
West London -17 3 £578 +34.62% 16
Cloud Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 October 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.

1 262 (53.80%) Azure
2 257 (52.77%) DevOps
3 251 (51.54%) AWS
4 209 (42.92%) Terraform
5 169 (34.70%) Python
6 153 (31.42%) Kubernetes
7 151 (31.01%) Infrastructure as Code
8 144 (29.57%) Finance
9 139 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
10 131 (26.90%) GCP
11 103 (21.15%) PowerShell
12 97 (19.92%) Jenkins
13 96 (19.71%) Ansible
14 94 (19.30%) Docker
15 92 (18.89%) Google
16 88 (18.07%) Java
17 85 (17.45%) Linux
18 84 (17.25%) AWS CloudFormation
19 76 (15.61%) Microsoft
20 75 (15.40%) Migration
21 70 (14.37%) Windows
21 70 (14.37%) Bash Shell
22 68 (13.96%) Social Skills
23 65 (13.35%) Git (software)
24 64 (13.14%) GitHub
25 56 (11.50%) SQL
26 53 (10.88%) Cloud Native
27 52 (10.68%) IaaS
28 50 (10.27%) Serverless
29 49 (10.06%) Public Cloud

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 22 (4.52%) Apache Spark
1 22 (4.52%) Confluence
2 21 (4.31%) Apache
3 11 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.85%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.23%) Apache Airflow
6 5 (1.03%) Mule
7 4 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.82%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.82%) nginx
7 4 (0.82%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.62%) IIS
9 2 (0.41%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.41%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.21%) Luigi
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.03%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.44%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.21%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 262 (53.80%) Azure
2 251 (51.54%) AWS
3 131 (26.90%) GCP
4 84 (17.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 64 (13.14%) GitHub
6 52 (10.68%) IaaS
7 50 (10.27%) Serverless
8 46 (9.45%) PaaS
9 33 (6.78%) Microsoft 365
10 29 (5.95%) AWS Lambda
10 29 (5.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 24 (4.93%) Amazon EC2
12 22 (4.52%) Azure Active Directory
13 19 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
14 18 (3.70%) Amazon S3
14 18 (3.70%) SaaS
15 14 (2.87%) AWS Direct Connect
15 14 (2.87%) Cloud Functions
16 13 (2.67%) Amazon EKS
16 13 (2.67%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 47 (9.65%) Firewall
2 29 (5.95%) DNS
3 18 (3.70%) VPN
4 13 (2.67%) BGP
4 13 (2.67%) Network Security
5 12 (2.46%) DHCP
6 10 (2.05%) MPLS
6 10 (2.05%) SSL
7 7 (1.44%) Internet
7 7 (1.44%) Reverse Proxy
7 7 (1.44%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.23%) OSPF
8 6 (1.23%) SAN
9 5 (1.03%) WAN
10 4 (0.82%) Software-Defined Networking
11 3 (0.62%) Cisco ISE
11 3 (0.62%) IPsec
11 3 (0.62%) VLAN
12 2 (0.41%) HTTP
12 2 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.54%) Big Data
2 23 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (3.90%) BigQuery
4 16 (3.29%) NoSQL
5 15 (3.08%) Data Lake
6 14 (2.87%) MongoDB
7 12 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (2.46%) SQL Server
8 11 (2.26%) Hadoop
9 10 (2.05%) Cloud Spanner
9 10 (2.05%) Tableau
10 9 (1.85%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (1.44%) Looker
13 6 (1.23%) Amazon Athena
13 6 (1.23%) Apache Hive
14 5 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (1.03%) Neo4j
14 5 (1.03%) Snowflake Schema
15 4 (0.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 97 (19.92%) Jenkins
2 65 (13.35%) Git (software)
3 40 (8.21%) JIRA
4 38 (7.80%) TeamCity
5 26 (5.34%) Bitbucket
6 25 (5.13%) GitLab
7 22 (4.52%) Gradle
7 22 (4.52%) Maven
8 12 (2.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (2.46%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (2.26%) Postman
10 10 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (1.85%) CircleCI
12 7 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (1.03%) Cucumber
13 5 (1.03%) ProC
13 5 (1.03%) Travis CI
14 4 (0.82%) JMeter
15 3 (0.62%) Eclipse
15 3 (0.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 144 (29.57%) Finance
2 68 (13.96%) Social Skills
3 48 (9.86%) Banking
4 17 (3.49%) Retail
5 16 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.29%) Financial Institution
5 16 (3.29%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.67%) Public Sector
7 10 (2.05%) Legal
7 10 (2.05%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.23%) Presentation Skills
9 5 (1.03%) Local Government
10 3 (0.62%) Automotive
10 3 (0.62%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (0.62%) Electronics
10 3 (0.62%) Law
11 2 (0.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (8.83%) Web Services
2 26 (5.34%) .NET
3 24 (4.93%) ARM Templates
3 24 (4.93%) Kafka
4 20 (4.11%) JSON
5 17 (3.49%) Spring
5 17 (3.49%) YAML
6 14 (2.87%) XML
7 12 (2.46%) REST
7 12 (2.46%) Spring Boot
8 10 (2.05%) Elastic Stack
8 10 (2.05%) RESTful
9 9 (1.85%) Apache Beam
10 8 (1.64%) Node.js
11 7 (1.44%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (1.44%) React
12 5 (1.03%) .NET Core
12 5 (1.03%) .NET Framework
12 5 (1.03%) SAML
13 4 (0.82%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.88%) Cloud Native
2 49 (10.06%) Public Cloud
3 30 (6.16%) Hybrid Cloud
4 15 (3.08%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (2.46%) Legacy Applications
6 10 (2.05%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (1.85%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.44%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.44%) PKI
9 6 (1.23%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.03%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.82%) Blog
11 4 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.62%) CMDB
13 2 (0.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.41%) NHS
14 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 85 (17.45%) Linux
2 70 (14.37%) Windows
3 18 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 15 (3.08%) Unix
5 5 (1.03%) VMS
5 5 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.82%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.62%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.41%) Debian
8 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (52.77%) DevOps
2 151 (31.01%) Infrastructure as Code
3 139 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (15.40%) Migration
5 44 (9.03%) Scrum
6 35 (7.19%) Cybersecurity
6 35 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 33 (6.78%) Microservices
8 32 (6.57%) Task Automation
9 31 (6.37%) Analytics
9 31 (6.37%) Machine Learning
10 29 (5.95%) Configuration Management
11 26 (5.34%) Test Automation
12 25 (5.13%) Change Management
12 25 (5.13%) Data Protection
13 23 (4.72%) Continuous Delivery
13 23 (4.72%) Data Pipeline
13 23 (4.72%) ETL
14 22 (4.52%) Artificial Intelligence
14 22 (4.52%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 169 (34.70%) Python
2 103 (21.15%) PowerShell
3 88 (18.07%) Java
4 70 (14.37%) Bash Shell
5 56 (11.50%) SQL
6 25 (5.13%) C#
7 22 (4.52%) JavaScript
8 16 (3.29%) Scala
9 14 (2.87%) Ruby
10 10 (2.05%) Go
11 9 (1.85%) C
12 8 (1.64%) Groovy
13 7 (1.44%) C++
14 6 (1.23%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.03%) Perl
15 5 (1.03%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.82%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.82%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.41%) VB
18 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (4.72%) AWS Certification
2 18 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (2.87%) Security Cleared
4 12 (2.46%) CISSP
4 12 (2.46%) Degree
4 12 (2.46%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 10 (2.05%) CCSP
6 8 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.44%) CCNP
7 7 (1.44%) GIAC
8 5 (1.03%) MCSE
9 3 (0.62%) MCSA
10 2 (0.41%) CCNA
11 1 (0.21%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.21%) MCSD
11 1 (0.21%) RHCE
11 1 (0.21%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.49%) GDPR
2 9 (1.85%) NIST
2 9 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.23%) SOC 2
4 5 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.82%) COBIT
5 4 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (0.82%) QA
6 3 (0.62%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.62%) SLA
7 2 (0.41%) PSD2
7 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.21%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.21%) OASIS TOSCA
8 1 (0.21%) PMO
8 1 (0.21%) SOC 1
System Software
1 94 (19.30%) Docker
2 46 (9.45%) Active Directory
3 27 (5.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.03%) KVM
6 5 (1.03%) vSphere
7 4 (0.82%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.62%) NFS
8 3 (0.62%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 3 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.21%) LXC
9 1 (0.21%) pfSense
9 1 (0.21%) Squid
9 1 (0.21%) Varnish
9 1 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 209 (42.92%) Terraform
2 153 (31.42%) Kubernetes
3 96 (19.71%) Ansible
4 37 (7.60%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (6.57%) Puppet
6 22 (4.52%) Istio
7 18 (3.70%) Prometheus
8 14 (2.87%) SCCM
9 10 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (1.23%) Consul
10 6 (1.23%) Kibana
10 6 (1.23%) Packer
11 5 (1.03%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 5 (1.03%) Grafana
11 5 (1.03%) Nagios
11 5 (1.03%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.62%) Knative
12 3 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.62%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 92 (18.89%) Google
2 76 (15.61%) Microsoft
3 38 (7.80%) VMware
4 20 (4.11%) Splunk
5 11 (2.26%) Citrix
5 11 (2.26%) Palo Alto
6 10 (2.05%) Cisco
6 10 (2.05%) SolarWinds
7 9 (1.85%) Cloudera
8 8 (1.64%) New Relic
9 7 (1.44%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.23%) Databricks
10 6 (1.23%) F5
10 6 (1.23%) Fortinet
11 5 (1.03%) AppDynamics
12 4 (0.82%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.82%) Dell
12 4 (0.82%) IBM
12 4 (0.82%) Oracle
12 4 (0.82%) Salesforce.com