Period
to 25 July 2021

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 25 July 2021 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 228 232 271
Rank change year-on-year +4 +39 +69
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 338 154 397
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.14% 0.95% 0.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.41% 2.71% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 116 256
10th Percentile £425 £413 £456
25th Percentile £500 £454 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £590 £550 £583
Median % change year-on-year +7.27% -5.58% +5.91%
75th Percentile £700 £656 £663
90th Percentile £750 £850 £719
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £53.75 £50.00 £70.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% -28.57% +154.55%
England median hourly rate £60.00 £50.00 £70.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -28.57% +154.55%

Public Cloud is in the Generic IT 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 IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 9,913 5,683 13,010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.49% 35.01% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,002 4,164 9,293
10th Percentile £360 £325 £325
25th Percentile £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £538 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +1.94%
75th Percentile £675 £650 £625
90th Percentile £750 £750 £700
England median daily rate £510 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 89 184
10th Percentile £14.73 £13.90 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.00 £24.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate £32.45 £38.50 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year -15.71% +57.14% +2.08%
75th Percentile £46.41 £47.75 £45.44
90th Percentile £59.25 £53.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.08 £25.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -5.57% +24.39% -12.77%

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 25 July 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Public Cloud in London over the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 25 July 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 -5 46 £575 +26.65% 50
West London +5 5 £523 +0.72% 11
East London +1 1 £465 +7.64% 11
Public Cloud
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, 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.

1 217 (64.20%) Azure
2 190 (56.21%) AWS
3 159 (47.04%) DevOps
4 129 (38.17%) Agile Software Development
5 110 (32.54%) Finance
6 105 (31.07%) GCP
7 100 (29.59%) Kubernetes
8 98 (28.99%) Terraform
9 86 (25.44%) Social Skills
10 85 (25.15%) Microsoft
11 84 (24.85%) Google
12 74 (21.89%) PaaS
12 74 (21.89%) Docker
13 72 (21.30%) IaaS
14 65 (19.23%) Infrastructure as Code
15 64 (18.93%) Linux
16 63 (18.64%) Python
17 62 (18.34%) Migration
18 61 (18.05%) Ansible
19 59 (17.46%) Microservices
19 59 (17.46%) Java
20 58 (17.16%) Windows
21 51 (15.09%) Open Source
22 49 (14.50%) Jenkins
23 44 (13.02%) Banking
24 42 (12.43%) PowerShell
25 39 (11.54%) Cloud Native
26 38 (11.24%) VMware
27 37 (10.95%) Bash Shell
28 36 (10.65%) JavaScript

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 10 (2.96%) Confluence
1 10 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (2.66%) Apache
3 8 (2.37%) Apache Spark
3 8 (2.37%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.18%) IIS
5 3 (0.89%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.59%) nginx
6 2 (0.59%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.59%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.30%) CMS
7 1 (0.30%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.30%) SAS
7 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.30%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.30%) Figma
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.89%) Cloudability
1 3 (0.89%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.59%) Magento
2 2 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.59%) Shopify
3 1 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 217 (64.20%) Azure
2 190 (56.21%) AWS
3 105 (31.07%) GCP
4 74 (21.89%) PaaS
5 72 (21.30%) IaaS
6 29 (8.58%) GitHub
7 26 (7.69%) SaaS
8 25 (7.40%) Serverless
9 17 (5.03%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (4.44%) OpenShift
11 14 (4.14%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (2.66%) Amazon EKS
12 9 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (2.66%) Azure Data Factory
12 9 (2.66%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 9 (2.66%) Microsoft 365
13 8 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (1.78%) Azure Key Vault
15 6 (1.78%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.03%) DNS
2 16 (4.73%) Network Security
3 15 (4.44%) Firewall
4 14 (4.14%) TCP/IP
4 14 (4.14%) WAN
5 13 (3.85%) Internet
6 11 (3.25%) DHCP
7 9 (2.66%) HTTP
7 9 (2.66%) SAN
8 8 (2.37%) VPN
9 7 (2.07%) BGP
10 6 (1.78%) NAS
10 6 (1.78%) OSPF
10 6 (1.78%) SSL
11 5 (1.48%) InfiniBand
11 5 (1.48%) IP Telephony
11 5 (1.48%) LAN
11 5 (1.48%) VSAN
11 5 (1.48%) Wireless
12 4 (1.18%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.55%) NoSQL
3 9 (2.66%) Big Data
3 9 (2.66%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.37%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.78%) Data Lake
7 5 (1.48%) MySQL
7 5 (1.48%) Neo4j
7 5 (1.48%) Tableau
8 4 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.18%) BigQuery
8 4 (1.18%) Tableau Desktop
8 4 (1.18%) Tableau Server
9 3 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.59%) Redis
10 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 49 (14.50%) Jenkins
2 34 (10.06%) Git (software)
3 24 (7.10%) Maven
4 20 (5.92%) JIRA
5 18 (5.33%) Gradle
5 18 (5.33%) TeamCity
6 14 (4.14%) GitLab
7 11 (3.25%) Bitbucket
8 10 (2.96%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (1.18%) git-flow
10 3 (0.89%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.89%) CircleCI
10 3 (0.89%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.89%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (0.89%) Protractor
10 3 (0.89%) Selenium
10 3 (0.89%) Spinnaker
10 3 (0.89%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 110 (32.54%) Finance
2 86 (25.44%) Social Skills
3 44 (13.02%) Banking
4 29 (8.58%) Public Sector
5 18 (5.33%) Manufacturing
6 17 (5.03%) Telecoms
7 16 (4.73%) Marketing
8 15 (4.44%) Electronics
9 14 (4.14%) Retail
10 12 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (2.96%) Presentation Skills
12 9 (2.66%) Investment Banking
13 8 (2.37%) Influencing Skills
14 5 (1.48%) Financial Institution
15 4 (1.18%) Legal
16 3 (0.89%) Billing
16 3 (0.89%) Front Office
16 3 (0.89%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 3 (0.89%) Organisational Skills
16 3 (0.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 133 (39.35%) Architect
2 83 (24.56%) Cloud Architect
3 37 (10.95%) Azure Architect
3 37 (10.95%) DevOps Engineer
4 32 (9.47%) Developer
5 29 (8.58%) Cloud Engineer
6 23 (6.80%) AWS Engineer
6 23 (6.80%) Technical Architect
7 22 (6.51%) Solutions Architect
8 21 (6.21%) Consultant
9 20 (5.92%) Azure Engineer
10 17 (5.03%) AWS DevOps
10 17 (5.03%) Security Architect
11 16 (4.73%) Enterprise Architect
12 14 (4.14%) AWS Architect
12 14 (4.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 14 (4.14%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 14 (4.14%) Operations Engineer
13 13 (3.85%) Web Engineer
14 10 (2.96%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.21%) Kafka
1 21 (6.21%) Node.js
2 17 (5.03%) Spring
3 14 (4.14%) .NET
3 14 (4.14%) Web Services
4 13 (3.85%) AngularJS
5 12 (3.55%) React
6 11 (3.25%) RESTful
7 10 (2.96%) JSON
7 10 (2.96%) OAuth
8 9 (2.66%) CSS
8 9 (2.66%) YAML
9 8 (2.37%) CSS3
9 8 (2.37%) OpenID
9 8 (2.37%) SAML
10 7 (2.07%) Elastic Stack
10 7 (2.07%) HTML
10 7 (2.07%) HTML5
10 7 (2.07%) Spring Boot
11 6 (1.78%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.54%) Cloud Native
2 35 (10.36%) Data Centre
3 20 (5.92%) Private Cloud
4 19 (5.62%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.78%) Algorithms
6 6 (1.78%) Legacy Applications
7 5 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.48%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.48%) PKI
8 4 (1.18%) Clustering
8 4 (1.18%) CMDB
8 4 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.18%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.89%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (0.89%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.89%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.89%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (0.89%) User Experience
9 3 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 64 (18.93%) Linux
2 58 (17.16%) Windows
3 13 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (3.55%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.25%) Unix
6 9 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.07%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (1.78%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.48%) VMS
10 4 (1.18%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.89%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.59%) CentOS
13 1 (0.30%) Android
13 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.30%) Debian
13 1 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (47.04%) DevOps
2 129 (38.17%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (19.23%) Infrastructure as Code
4 62 (18.34%) Migration
5 59 (17.46%) Microservices
6 51 (15.09%) Open Source
7 33 (9.76%) Scrum
8 29 (8.58%) Cybersecurity
9 28 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (7.69%) Configuration Management
11 24 (7.10%) DevSecOps
12 23 (6.80%) Analytics
12 23 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 23 (6.80%) SDLC
13 19 (5.62%) TDD
14 18 (5.33%) High Availability
14 18 (5.33%) Infrastructure Automation
15 17 (5.03%) Information Security
15 17 (5.03%) Programme Management
15 17 (5.03%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 63 (18.64%) Python
2 59 (17.46%) Java
3 42 (12.43%) PowerShell
4 37 (10.95%) Bash Shell
5 36 (10.65%) JavaScript
6 33 (9.76%) SQL
7 22 (6.51%) Go
8 20 (5.92%) C#
9 13 (3.85%) Ruby
10 12 (3.55%) Scala
10 12 (3.55%) TypeScript
11 6 (1.78%) Groovy
11 6 (1.78%) Java 8
12 5 (1.48%) R
13 4 (1.18%) Kotlin
14 3 (0.89%) C
14 3 (0.89%) Cypher
14 3 (0.89%) ES6
14 3 (0.89%) HiveQL
14 3 (0.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (8.88%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.40%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.14%) CISSP
4 10 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.66%) AWS Certification
5 9 (2.66%) CRISC
5 9 (2.66%) Degree
6 6 (1.78%) CCIE
6 6 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.18%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (0.89%) CISM
10 2 (0.59%) CCNP
10 2 (0.59%) CEH
10 2 (0.59%) CISA
10 2 (0.59%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.59%) OCP
10 2 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.59%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.33%) NIST
2 8 (2.37%) GDPR
3 7 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.07%) QA
4 6 (1.78%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (1.78%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.30%) GRC
5 1 (0.30%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.30%) IFRS
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.30%) PMO
5 1 (0.30%) PSD2
5 1 (0.30%) TARGET2
System Software
1 74 (21.89%) Docker
2 29 (8.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.33%) Active Directory
4 12 (3.55%) vSphere
5 8 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.07%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.07%) NFS
6 7 (2.07%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.89%) XenApp
7 3 (0.89%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.59%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 2 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.30%) Varnish
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 100 (29.59%) Kubernetes
2 98 (28.99%) Terraform
3 61 (18.05%) Ansible
4 29 (8.58%) Puppet
5 17 (5.03%) Packer
6 15 (4.44%) Prometheus
7 11 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (3.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 10 (2.96%) vRealize
9 9 (2.66%) Consul
10 8 (2.37%) Grafana
11 7 (2.07%) Tivoli
12 6 (1.78%) Icinga
12 6 (1.78%) vCenter Server
13 5 (1.48%) Istio
14 4 (1.18%) FortiGate
14 4 (1.18%) Kibana
14 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
14 4 (1.18%) SCCM
14 4 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 85 (25.15%) Microsoft
2 84 (24.85%) Google
3 38 (11.24%) VMware
4 22 (6.51%) IBM
5 19 (5.62%) Oracle
6 18 (5.33%) Red Hat
6 18 (5.33%) SAP
7 14 (4.14%) Cisco
7 14 (4.14%) Databricks
8 9 (2.66%) HP
8 9 (2.66%) Palo Alto
8 9 (2.66%) ServiceNow
9 8 (2.37%) Citrix
9 8 (2.37%) Splunk
10 7 (2.07%) BMC
10 7 (2.07%) CA
10 7 (2.07%) F5
10 7 (2.07%) NetApp
11 6 (1.78%) Dynatrace
11 6 (1.78%) EMC