Period
to

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Cloud in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Public Cloud over the 6 months to 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Public Cloud
England > London
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 163 232 247
Rank change year-on-year +69 +15 +33
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 659 264 190
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.72% 1.09% 0.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.96% 3.19% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 163 140
10th Percentile £475 £413 £414
25th Percentile £523 £463 £494
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £550 £556
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% -1.12% -3.26%
75th Percentile £737 £648 £663
90th Percentile £850 £710 £850
England median daily rate £600 £540 £550
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
10th Percentile - - £50.38
25th Percentile £63.25 £68.75 £50.94
Median hourly rate £66.50 £72.50 £53.75
Median % change year-on-year -8.28% +34.88% -23.21%
75th Percentile £69.75 £76.25 £58.44
90th Percentile - - £60.13
England median hourly rate £73.25 £60.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year +22.08% +4.35% -17.86%

Public Cloud is in the General and Transferable Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13,292 8,280 6,694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.73% 34.11% 33.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,742 5,782 4,846
10th Percentile £400 £350 £313
25th Percentile £485 £431 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £545 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.09% +3.81% -
75th Percentile £713 £650 £638
90th Percentile £800 £738 £738
England median daily rate £550 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 141 113
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.06 £13.60
25th Percentile £23.91 £20.66 £18.00
Median hourly rate £43.75 £32.00 £32.25
Median % change year-on-year +36.72% -0.78% +29.00%
75th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £47.75
90th Percentile £67.88 £60.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £26.74 £25.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +3.84% +14.44% +7.14%

Public Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Public Cloud as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Public Cloud in London

Public Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Public Cloud in London

Public Cloud
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Public Cloud in London over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Public Cloud in London

Public Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Public Cloud in London

Public Cloud
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 Public Cloud within the London region over the 6 months to 23 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 +24 87 £600 +9.09% 14
West London -6 5 £500 -1.96% 4
South London - 5 £330 - 2
Public Cloud
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Public Cloud 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 Public Cloud.

1 425 (64.49%) Azure
2 350 (53.11%) AWS
3 267 (40.52%) DevOps
4 249 (37.78%) Agile
5 231 (35.05%) Finance
6 230 (34.90%) CI/CD
7 228 (34.60%) Terraform
8 185 (28.07%) Kubernetes
9 179 (27.16%) Social Skills
10 178 (27.01%) Migration
11 169 (25.64%) Docker
12 168 (25.49%) Python
13 148 (22.46%) GCP
14 146 (22.15%) Microsoft
15 123 (18.66%) Infrastructure as Code
16 122 (18.51%) Java
17 120 (18.21%) PaaS
18 111 (16.84%) PowerShell
19 108 (16.39%) Banking
19 108 (16.39%) Jenkins
20 97 (14.72%) Linux
21 90 (13.66%) IaaS
22 89 (13.51%) Ansible
23 86 (13.05%) Stakeholder Management
24 84 (12.75%) Bash
25 81 (12.29%) Windows
26 80 (12.14%) Microservices
27 78 (11.84%) JavaScript
28 77 (11.68%) Scrum
28 77 (11.68%) GitLab

Public Cloud
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 46 (6.98%) Confluence
2 29 (4.40%) Apache
3 28 (4.25%) Apache Spark
4 23 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (2.12%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.97%) OpenStack
7 11 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (1.21%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.91%) Apache Airflow
10 5 (0.76%) WildFly
11 4 (0.61%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.46%) JBoss
12 3 (0.46%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.30%) CMS
13 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.15%) Kentico
14 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.37%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.46%) Maximo
2 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.46%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.30%) Magento
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (0.30%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.30%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.30%) Shopify
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 425 (64.49%) Azure
2 350 (53.11%) AWS
3 148 (22.46%) GCP
4 120 (18.21%) PaaS
5 90 (13.66%) IaaS
6 75 (11.38%) GitHub
7 59 (8.95%) Serverless
8 56 (8.50%) AWS CloudFormation
9 52 (7.89%) SaaS
10 37 (5.61%) Microsoft 365
11 35 (5.31%) Azure Monitor
12 22 (3.34%) Cloud Computing
13 21 (3.19%) OpenShift
14 19 (2.88%) Amazon S3
15 18 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
16 17 (2.58%) Amazon EKS
17 15 (2.28%) AWS Lambda
18 14 (2.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 13 (1.97%) Azure Data Factory
19 13 (1.97%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 54 (8.19%) Firewall
2 38 (5.77%) Internet
3 36 (5.46%) WAN
4 34 (5.16%) DNS
5 32 (4.86%) VPN
6 31 (4.70%) Network Security
7 20 (3.03%) LAN
8 16 (2.43%) SD-WAN
9 15 (2.28%) SSL
10 12 (1.82%) Cisco ISE
10 12 (1.82%) Wireless
11 11 (1.67%) DHCP
12 10 (1.52%) IPsec
12 10 (1.52%) MPLS
13 9 (1.37%) Ethernet
13 9 (1.37%) VoIP
14 8 (1.21%) BGP
15 7 (1.06%) Broadband
15 7 (1.06%) VLAN
16 6 (0.91%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 28 (4.25%) Big Data
3 27 (4.10%) Data Lake
4 24 (3.64%) NoSQL
5 20 (3.03%) SQL Server
6 19 (2.88%) MongoDB
6 19 (2.88%) RDBMS
7 15 (2.28%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (2.12%) MySQL
9 12 (1.82%) Hadoop
10 10 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.37%) Oracle Database
12 8 (1.21%) Amazon Aurora
12 8 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (1.21%) Flink
12 8 (1.21%) Tableau
13 7 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.06%) Power BI
14 6 (0.91%) Apache Hive
15 5 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 108 (16.39%) Jenkins
2 77 (11.68%) GitLab
3 72 (10.93%) Git (software)
4 59 (8.95%) TeamCity
5 58 (8.80%) Maven
6 53 (8.04%) JIRA
7 50 (7.59%) Gradle
8 15 (2.28%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.37%) webpack
10 8 (1.21%) CircleCI
10 8 (1.21%) git-flow
10 8 (1.21%) SonarQube
11 6 (0.91%) Subversion
12 5 (0.76%) IntelliJ
12 5 (0.76%) PyCharm
12 5 (0.76%) RSpec
12 5 (0.76%) Visual Studio Code
13 4 (0.61%) Artifactory
13 4 (0.61%) Babel
13 4 (0.61%) Cypress.io
General
1 231 (35.05%) Finance
2 179 (27.16%) Social Skills
3 108 (16.39%) Banking
4 43 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (4.86%) Public Sector
6 30 (4.55%) Presentation Skills
7 25 (3.79%) Investment Banking
7 25 (3.79%) Legal
8 21 (3.19%) Financial Institution
9 19 (2.88%) Telecoms
10 17 (2.58%) Front Office
11 16 (2.43%) Retail
12 12 (1.82%) Documentation Skills
13 10 (1.52%) Marketing
14 8 (1.21%) Billing
15 7 (1.06%) Electronics
15 7 (1.06%) Influencing Skills
15 7 (1.06%) Manufacturing
15 7 (1.06%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.76%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 227 (34.45%) Architect
2 108 (16.39%) Cloud Architect
3 79 (11.99%) Solutions Architect
4 76 (11.53%) Azure Architect
5 72 (10.93%) DevOps Engineer
6 70 (10.62%) Cloud Engineer
7 69 (10.47%) Azure Engineer
8 55 (8.35%) Developer
9 39 (5.92%) AWS Architect
10 37 (5.61%) Security Architect
11 36 (5.46%) AWS Engineer
12 35 (5.31%) Project Manager
13 32 (4.86%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 30 (4.55%) Consultant
15 29 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 27 (4.10%) Technical Architect
17 22 (3.34%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 22 (3.34%) Security Engineer
18 21 (3.19%) Data Engineer
19 20 (3.03%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (8.35%) REST
2 42 (6.37%) Kafka
3 41 (6.22%) Node.js
4 26 (3.95%) JSON
5 21 (3.19%) CSS
5 21 (3.19%) HTML
6 20 (3.03%) React
7 16 (2.43%) .NET
7 16 (2.43%) RESTful
8 14 (2.12%) Elastic Stack
8 14 (2.12%) Spring
9 13 (1.97%) CSS3
9 13 (1.97%) HTML5
9 13 (1.97%) Redux
10 12 (1.82%) ARM Templates
10 12 (1.82%) Web Services
11 9 (1.37%) D3.js
11 9 (1.37%) LESS
12 8 (1.21%) OAuth
13 7 (1.06%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (9.26%) Private Cloud
2 60 (9.10%) Data Centre
3 47 (7.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 45 (6.83%) Cloud Native
5 36 (5.46%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (4.25%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (4.10%) Virtual Team
8 20 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
8 20 (3.03%) Hedge funds
9 16 (2.43%) Management Information System
10 14 (2.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 13 (1.97%) User Experience
12 11 (1.67%) Enterprise Cloud
13 10 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
14 8 (1.21%) Derivative
15 7 (1.06%) Clustering
15 7 (1.06%) Legacy Systems
15 7 (1.06%) PKI
16 6 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
16 6 (0.91%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 97 (14.72%) Linux
2 81 (12.29%) Windows
3 28 (4.25%) Unix
4 14 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (1.82%) Ubuntu
6 11 (1.67%) VMS
7 9 (1.37%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.37%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (1.06%) CentOS
9 6 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.76%) Debian
11 4 (0.61%) Amazon Linux
11 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.46%) Solaris
12 3 (0.46%) SUSE
12 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.30%) Alpine Linux
13 2 (0.30%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.15%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (40.52%) DevOps
2 249 (37.78%) Agile
3 230 (34.90%) CI/CD
4 178 (27.01%) Migration
5 123 (18.66%) Infrastructure as Code
6 86 (13.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 80 (12.14%) Microservices
8 77 (11.68%) Scrum
9 63 (9.56%) Open Source
10 60 (9.10%) Collaborative Working
11 58 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
12 57 (8.65%) Analytics
13 52 (7.89%) Configuration Management
14 46 (6.98%) SDLC
15 45 (6.83%) Infrastructure Automation
16 43 (6.53%) Test Automation
17 42 (6.37%) Project Management
18 37 (5.61%) Data Protection
19 36 (5.46%) Cybersecurity
19 36 (5.46%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 168 (25.49%) Python
2 122 (18.51%) Java
3 111 (16.84%) PowerShell
4 84 (12.75%) Bash
5 78 (11.84%) JavaScript
6 49 (7.44%) SQL
7 46 (6.98%) Go
8 40 (6.07%) C#
9 32 (4.86%) Ruby
10 22 (3.34%) Scala
11 19 (2.88%) Perl
11 19 (2.88%) TypeScript
12 13 (1.97%) ES6
13 12 (1.82%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.37%) C++
14 9 (1.37%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.21%) C
16 5 (0.76%) Kotlin
16 5 (0.76%) PHP
17 4 (0.61%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 46 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 44 (6.68%) AWS Certification
3 41 (6.22%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (3.34%) Degree
6 14 (2.12%) CCNP
7 12 (1.82%) CCIE
8 9 (1.37%) CCNA
9 8 (1.21%) CISSP
10 7 (1.06%) RHCE
11 6 (0.91%) CCA
11 6 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.76%) CCIE Security
12 5 (0.76%) CISM
12 5 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
13 4 (0.61%) RHCA
13 4 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.46%) CCDP
14 3 (0.46%) CEH
14 3 (0.46%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.19%) GDPR
2 12 (1.82%) QA
3 10 (1.52%) Accessibility
4 8 (1.21%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.91%) WCAG
6 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.61%) NCSC
6 4 (0.61%) NIST
6 4 (0.61%) SLA
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.15%) HITRUST
7 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.15%) OASIS TOSCA
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 169 (25.64%) Docker
2 39 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (5.61%) Active Directory
4 15 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (1.37%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.21%) vCloud
6 8 (1.21%) VMware NSX
7 6 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.61%) vSphere
9 3 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.30%) XenApp
11 1 (0.15%) Ceph
11 1 (0.15%) HDFS
11 1 (0.15%) KVM
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.15%) NFS
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 228 (34.60%) Terraform
2 185 (28.07%) Kubernetes
3 89 (13.51%) Ansible
4 30 (4.55%) Prometheus
4 30 (4.55%) Puppet
5 20 (3.03%) Consul
6 15 (2.28%) logstash
7 13 (1.97%) Kibana
8 12 (1.82%) Grafana
9 11 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (1.52%) Packer
10 10 (1.52%) SCCM
11 8 (1.21%) Icinga
12 7 (1.06%) Argo
12 7 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
12 7 (1.06%) Nagios
13 6 (0.91%) Istio
13 6 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.76%) SCOM
14 5 (0.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 146 (22.15%) Microsoft
2 71 (10.77%) Google
3 51 (7.74%) VMware
4 40 (6.07%) Oracle
5 33 (5.01%) Databricks
6 30 (4.55%) Red Hat
7 27 (4.10%) Cisco
8 23 (3.49%) SAP
9 18 (2.73%) F5
10 15 (2.28%) ServiceNow
11 14 (2.12%) IBM
12 13 (1.97%) Atlassian
13 12 (1.82%) Fortinet
14 11 (1.67%) CyberArk
15 10 (1.52%) SolarWinds
16 9 (1.37%) Citrix
16 9 (1.37%) Palo Alto
17 8 (1.21%) Dell
18 7 (1.06%) Symantec
19 6 (0.91%) CheckPoint