Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 566 593 601
Rank change year-on-year +27 +8 +11
Contract jobs citing Cloud Operations 58 47 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.099% 0.052%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.11% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 39 18
London median daily rate £550 £575 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £476 £460 £371
90th Percentile £673 £675 £631
England median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £43.00 -

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 41,142 41,864 38,969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.87% 88.09% 87.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,661 30,436 27,850
London median daily rate £501 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £648
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 390 441
London median hourly rate £24.08 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.02% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £13.16 £13.30 £12.13
90th Percentile £54.52 £49.02 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.22 £25.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year -11.14% +9.06% +4.19%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 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 -15 3 £550 -6.38% 2
South London - 1 £500 -
Cloud Operations
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 25 (43.10%) DevOps
2 24 (41.38%) Cloud Computing
2 24 (41.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (39.66%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (37.93%) Security Cleared
5 21 (36.21%) Linux
5 21 (36.21%) Python
6 19 (32.76%) PowerShell
6 19 (32.76%) Terraform
7 18 (31.03%) Bash Shell
7 18 (31.03%) SC Cleared
7 18 (31.03%) Windows
7 18 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (29.31%) VMware
8 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (29.31%) Oracle
8 17 (29.31%) IaaS
8 17 (29.31%) Ansible
8 17 (29.31%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (27.59%) Jenkins
9 16 (27.59%) PaaS
9 16 (27.59%) Perl
9 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
10 15 (25.86%) Finance
10 15 (25.86%) Hyper-V
10 15 (25.86%) Go
11 14 (24.14%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (24.14%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (24.14%) Git (software)
11 14 (24.14%) SaaS

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 14 (24.14%) Apache
2 13 (22.41%) IIS
2 13 (22.41%) nginx
2 13 (22.41%) Tomcat
3 12 (20.69%) Jetty
3 12 (20.69%) Mongrel
3 12 (20.69%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.72%) Confluence
4 1 (1.72%) JBoss
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (41.38%) Cloud Computing
1 24 (41.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (39.66%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (29.31%) IaaS
4 16 (27.59%) PaaS
5 14 (24.14%) SaaS
6 13 (22.41%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (18.97%) Sumo Logic
8 4 (6.90%) GitHub
9 3 (5.17%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (5.17%) Office 365
10 2 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (1.72%) Amazon S3
11 1 (1.72%) Google App Engine
11 1 (1.72%) Oracle CX
11 1 (1.72%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (1.72%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.69%) HTTP
2 4 (6.90%) Unified Communications
3 2 (3.45%) DNS
3 2 (3.45%) Firewall
3 2 (3.45%) VPN
4 1 (1.72%) DHCP
4 1 (1.72%) IPsec
4 1 (1.72%) Network Security
4 1 (1.72%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.41%) Big Data
2 3 (5.17%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.45%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (3.45%) Data Lake
3 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.72%) DB2
4 1 (1.72%) Ingres
4 1 (1.72%) MaxDB
4 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.72%) OLAP
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.72%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 16 (27.59%) Jenkins
2 14 (24.14%) Git (software)
3 13 (22.41%) Vagrant
4 12 (20.69%) Ant
4 12 (20.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 12 (20.69%) CruiseControl
4 12 (20.69%) Gradle
4 12 (20.69%) Maven
4 12 (20.69%) MSBuild
4 12 (20.69%) TeamCity
5 11 (18.97%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.72%) GitLab
6 1 (1.72%) JIRA
General
1 15 (25.86%) Finance
2 13 (22.41%) Manufacturing
2 13 (22.41%) Retail
2 13 (22.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Back Office
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (24.14%) Azure Engineer
3 13 (22.41%) Analyst
3 13 (22.41%) Azure DevOps
3 13 (22.41%) Security Analyst
4 11 (18.97%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 8 (13.79%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) Architect
6 6 (10.34%) Oracle Analyst
7 5 (8.62%) CloudOps Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) DBA
9 3 (5.17%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Technical Architect
9 3 (5.17%) Technical Specialist
10 2 (3.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Cloud Architect
10 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Lead DevOps
10 2 (3.45%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) JRuby
1 12 (20.69%) Servlets
2 2 (3.45%) Web Services
3 1 (1.72%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.72%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.72%) JSON
3 1 (1.72%) LAMP
3 1 (1.72%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.72%) LDAP
3 1 (1.72%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.72%) Middleware
3 1 (1.72%) Node.js
3 1 (1.72%) REST
3 1 (1.72%) SAML
3 1 (1.72%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Public Cloud
2 3 (5.17%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (5.17%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.45%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.72%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.72%) Fintech
4 1 (1.72%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.21%) Linux
2 18 (31.03%) Windows
3 13 (22.41%) Ubuntu
4 12 (20.69%) CentOS
4 12 (20.69%) Debian
4 12 (20.69%) Fedora
5 5 (8.62%) Unix
6 3 (5.17%) VMS
7 1 (1.72%) AIX
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.72%) Solaris
7 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.10%) DevOps
2 18 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (24.14%) Continuous Delivery
4 14 (24.14%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (24.14%) Security Architecture
5 12 (20.69%) Computer Science
5 12 (20.69%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 7 (12.07%) ITIL
7 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.90%) Migration
8 4 (6.90%) Open Source
8 4 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (6.90%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (5.17%) Analytics
9 3 (5.17%) Information Security
9 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (5.17%) Problem Management
9 3 (5.17%) Project Management
9 3 (5.17%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.21%) Python
2 19 (32.76%) PowerShell
3 18 (31.03%) Bash Shell
4 16 (27.59%) Perl
5 15 (25.86%) Go
6 14 (24.14%) Ruby
7 13 (22.41%) C#
7 13 (22.41%) Java
7 13 (22.41%) JavaScript
8 5 (8.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 18 (31.03%) SC Cleared
3 13 (22.41%) Degree
4 12 (20.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (5.17%) CISM
5 3 (5.17%) CISSP
6 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.72%) MOS
6 1 (1.72%) RHCE
6 1 (1.72%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) GDPR
1 2 (3.45%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.72%) FedRAMP
2 1 (1.72%) FISMA
2 1 (1.72%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (1.72%) PMO
2 1 (1.72%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (25.86%) Hyper-V
2 12 (20.69%) VirtualBox
2 12 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.17%) Docker
4 1 (1.72%) NDS
4 1 (1.72%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 1 (1.72%) NFS
4 1 (1.72%) vCloud
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.72%) XenApp
4 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (32.76%) Terraform
2 17 (29.31%) Ansible
2 17 (29.31%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (24.14%) Puppet
4 12 (20.69%) Nagios
4 12 (20.69%) Packer
4 12 (20.69%) Salt
5 11 (18.97%) Graylog
5 11 (18.97%) Kibana
5 11 (18.97%) logstash
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (3.45%) Kubernetes
6 2 (3.45%) SCCM
6 2 (3.45%) SCOM
6 2 (3.45%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.72%) Grafana
7 1 (1.72%) Mesos
7 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.72%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 17 (29.31%) Oracle
1 17 (29.31%) VMware
2 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
3 14 (24.14%) Red Hat
4 11 (18.97%) AppDynamics
4 11 (18.97%) New Relic
4 11 (18.97%) Splunk
5 3 (5.17%) Google
5 3 (5.17%) NetApp
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco
6 2 (3.45%) Remedy
7 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.72%) BMC
7 1 (1.72%) Citrix
7 1 (1.72%) EMC
7 1 (1.72%) PlateSpin
7 1 (1.72%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.72%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.72%) SAP
7 1 (1.72%) Sybase