Period
to 22 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Cloud Operations skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cloud Operations over the 6 months to 22 April 2019 with a comparison to the 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 Operations (CloudOps)
England > London
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 548 594 564
Rank change year-on-year +46 -30 +25
Contract jobs citing Cloud Operations 57 49 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.11% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.12% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 20
London median daily rate £550 £600 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +32.60% -4.74%
10th Percentile £440 £513 £380
90th Percentile £600 £670 £645
England median daily rate £575 £600 £455
% change year-on-year -4.17% +31.87% -4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
London median hourly rate - £55.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.50% -
England median hourly rate - £55.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +37.50% -

Cloud Operations is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 37,371 40,585 34,890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.61% 87.88% 86.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,673 29,304 25,079
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 566 390
London median hourly rate £29.00 £24.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.37% -2.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.00 £12.73
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.49 £53.81
England median hourly rate £24.96 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.93% -10.00% +7.11%

Cloud Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Cloud Operations as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Operations in London

Cloud Operations
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cloud Operations in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Operations in London

Cloud Operations
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Operations in London over the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cloud Operations in London

Cloud Operations
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 Operations within the London region over the 6 months to 22 April 2019. 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 -3 9 £525 -2.33%
South London +18 1 £500 -
Cloud Operations
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Operations also mentioned 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 with a requirement for Cloud Operations.

1 24 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (40.35%) DevOps
3 22 (38.60%) PaaS
4 21 (36.84%) IaaS
5 18 (31.58%) SaaS
6 16 (28.07%) Amazon AWS
7 15 (26.32%) Public Cloud
7 15 (26.32%) Oracle
7 15 (26.32%) Security Cleared
8 14 (24.56%) Finance
8 14 (24.56%) Security Architecture
9 13 (22.81%) PowerShell
10 12 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (19.30%) SC Cleared
11 11 (19.30%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (19.30%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (17.54%) Java
13 9 (15.79%) SQL
13 9 (15.79%) Linux
13 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (15.79%) Big Data
14 8 (14.04%) Ansible
14 8 (14.04%) VMware
14 8 (14.04%) Windows
14 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
15 7 (12.28%) Python
15 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
15 7 (12.28%) NetApp
15 7 (12.28%) Manufacturing
15 7 (12.28%) Telecoms

Cloud Operations
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 2 (3.51%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.75%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (38.60%) PaaS
3 21 (36.84%) IaaS
4 18 (31.58%) SaaS
5 16 (28.07%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (12.28%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (10.53%) Serverless
9 5 (8.77%) Amazon S3
9 5 (8.77%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (8.77%) GitHub
10 4 (7.02%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (7.02%) Office 365
11 3 (5.26%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (3.51%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (1.75%) Azure Functions
13 1 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (1.75%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) DHCP
1 3 (5.26%) DNS
1 3 (5.26%) NAS
1 3 (5.26%) SAN
1 3 (5.26%) Software-Defined Networking
1 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.26%) VPN
2 2 (3.51%) Skype
2 2 (3.51%) Unified Communications
2 2 (3.51%) WAN
3 1 (1.75%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.75%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) Big Data
2 6 (10.53%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (8.77%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (7.02%) NoSQL
5 3 (5.26%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (5.26%) Data Lake
5 3 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.51%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (3.51%) Redis
7 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.51%) JUnit
3 2 (3.51%) TestNG
4 1 (1.75%) GitLab
4 1 (1.75%) Gradle
4 1 (1.75%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.75%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.75%) Maven
4 1 (1.75%) NUnit
4 1 (1.75%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (24.56%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Manufacturing
2 7 (12.28%) Retail
2 7 (12.28%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.26%) Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Cloud Engineer
2 13 (22.81%) Analyst
2 13 (22.81%) Security Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Technical Specialist
4 7 (12.28%) Cloud Specialist
5 6 (10.53%) Architect
5 6 (10.53%) CloudOps Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Oracle Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Site Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Azure DevOps
7 4 (7.02%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Technical Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Cloud Administrator
8 3 (5.26%) Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Lead Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Security Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) RESTful
1 3 (5.26%) YAML
2 2 (3.51%) CSS
2 2 (3.51%) CSS3
2 2 (3.51%) Hibernate
2 2 (3.51%) HTML
2 2 (3.51%) HTML5
3 1 (1.75%) .NET
3 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.75%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.75%) JSON
3 1 (1.75%) LDAP
3 1 (1.75%) SAML
3 1 (1.75%) Spring
3 1 (1.75%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.75%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.32%) Public Cloud
2 11 (19.30%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (8.77%) Virtual Team
4 3 (5.26%) Cloud Native
5 2 (3.51%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.75%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) Linux
2 8 (14.04%) Windows
3 4 (7.02%) VMS
3 4 (7.02%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Unix
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (40.35%) DevOps
2 14 (24.56%) Security Architecture
3 11 (19.30%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.77%) Migration
5 5 (8.77%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 4 (7.02%) Change Management
6 4 (7.02%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.02%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (7.02%) Deployment Automation
6 4 (7.02%) High Availability
7 3 (5.26%) Analytics
7 3 (5.26%) BDD
7 3 (5.26%) Build Automation
7 3 (5.26%) Data Analytics
7 3 (5.26%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (5.26%) Identity Management
7 3 (5.26%) ITIL
7 3 (5.26%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) PowerShell
2 10 (17.54%) Java
3 9 (15.79%) SQL
4 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.28%) Python
5 6 (10.53%) C#
6 5 (8.77%) C++
7 2 (3.51%) Java 8
7 2 (3.51%) Perl
8 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.75%) Go
8 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 11 (19.30%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) CISM
3 3 (5.26%) CISSP
4 2 (3.51%) Degree
5 1 (1.75%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.75%) MOS
5 1 (1.75%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.75%) FedRAMP
2 1 (1.75%) FISMA
2 1 (1.75%) GDPR
2 1 (1.75%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.77%) Docker
2 5 (8.77%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.51%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.75%) NDS
5 1 (1.75%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) Ansible
2 6 (10.53%) Terraform
3 5 (8.77%) SCCM
3 5 (8.77%) SCOM
4 4 (7.02%) Kubernetes
5 3 (5.26%) NetBackup
5 3 (5.26%) SCSM
5 3 (5.26%) SCVMM
5 3 (5.26%) vRealize
6 2 (3.51%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (3.51%) PowerCLI
6 2 (3.51%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.75%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.75%) Puppet
7 1 (1.75%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Oracle
2 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) VMware
3 7 (12.28%) NetApp
4 6 (10.53%) Dell
5 5 (8.77%) Cisco
6 3 (5.26%) Symantec
6 3 (5.26%) Veritas
7 2 (3.51%) Remedy
7 2 (3.51%) Zscaler
8 1 (1.75%) BMC
8 1 (1.75%) EMC
8 1 (1.75%) Qualys
8 1 (1.75%) Splunk
8 1 (1.75%) Sun