Period
to 17 April 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 230 245 288
Rank change year-on-year +15 +43 +78
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 242 228 382
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.10% 0.96% 0.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.97% 2.71% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 157 257
10th Percentile £350 £414 £413
25th Percentile £451 £500 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £573 £575
Median % change year-on-year -8.30% -0.43% +4.55%
75th Percentile £612 £663 £650
90th Percentile £663 £801 £688
England median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £72.50 £53.75 £70.00
Median % change year-on-year +34.88% -23.21% +154.55%
England median hourly rate £58.75 £57.50 £70.00
% change year-on-year +2.17% -17.86% +84.77%

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 8,145 8,414 14,950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.04% 35.32% 35.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,694 6,037 10,654
10th Percentile £328 £300 £319
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £638 £625 £625
90th Percentile £738 £713 £700
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.16% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 140 229
10th Percentile £16.21 £12.44 £13.15
25th Percentile £20.75 £18.00 £18.56
Median hourly rate £28.44 £26.75 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year +6.30% +9.18% +9.28%
75th Percentile £46.31 £44.44 £37.50
90th Percentile £58.63 £52.55 £49.85
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.57 £20.80
% change year-on-year +15.90% +3.69% -0.94%

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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 +38 25 £550 +12.82% 37
West London +25 10 £510 -4.67% 7
South London +36 2 £663 +20.45% 1
Public Cloud
England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 152 (62.81%) Azure
2 141 (58.26%) AWS
3 100 (41.32%) DevOps
4 81 (33.47%) GCP
5 80 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (25.21%) Finance
6 61 (25.21%) Kubernetes
7 58 (23.97%) Terraform
8 56 (23.14%) PaaS
9 52 (21.49%) Microsoft
10 51 (21.07%) IaaS
11 49 (20.25%) Google
12 48 (19.83%) Microservices
13 45 (18.60%) Windows
13 45 (18.60%) Linux
14 44 (18.18%) Python
15 39 (16.12%) Docker
16 38 (15.70%) SQL
16 38 (15.70%) Migration
17 36 (14.88%) Security Cleared
18 35 (14.46%) Ansible
19 34 (14.05%) Java
20 32 (13.22%) Jenkins
21 31 (12.81%) SC Cleared
21 31 (12.81%) VMware
22 30 (12.40%) PowerShell
23 29 (11.98%) Infrastructure as Code
24 28 (11.57%) Banking
25 27 (11.16%) Open Source
25 27 (11.16%) Private Cloud

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 9 (3.72%) Confluence
2 7 (2.89%) CMS
3 6 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.48%) WordPress
4 3 (1.24%) WildFly
5 2 (0.83%) Apache
5 2 (0.83%) Apache Synapse
5 2 (0.83%) Camunda
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.83%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.83%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.41%) nginx
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.41%) SAS
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.41%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Chatbot
1 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.41%) Figma
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.83%) Shopify
3 1 (0.41%) Magento
3 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 152 (62.81%) Azure
2 141 (58.26%) AWS
3 81 (33.47%) GCP
4 56 (23.14%) PaaS
5 51 (21.07%) IaaS
6 23 (9.50%) SaaS
7 16 (6.61%) GitHub
8 12 (4.96%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (4.96%) Serverless
9 9 (3.72%) Microsoft 365
9 9 (3.72%) OpenShift
10 8 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (2.07%) Amazon EKS
12 5 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (1.24%) Amazon S3
14 3 (1.24%) Cloud Functions
15 2 (0.83%) AWS Direct Connect
15 2 (0.83%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.13%) DNS
2 9 (3.72%) Internet
2 9 (3.72%) WAN
3 8 (3.31%) Network Security
4 7 (2.89%) DHCP
4 7 (2.89%) LAN
4 7 (2.89%) Multicast
4 7 (2.89%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.48%) Firewall
5 6 (2.48%) SAN
6 5 (2.07%) VPN
7 4 (1.65%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (1.24%) BGP
8 3 (1.24%) VSAN
9 2 (0.83%) HTTP
9 2 (0.83%) InfiniBand
9 2 (0.83%) OSPF
9 2 (0.83%) SSL
10 1 (0.41%) NX-OS
10 1 (0.41%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.20%) NoSQL
1 15 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.79%) Tableau
3 12 (4.96%) Tableau Server
4 8 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.31%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.48%) MySQL
6 5 (2.07%) Big Data
6 5 (2.07%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.24%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (1.24%) Tableau Desktop
9 2 (0.83%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.83%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.83%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.83%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.83%) Power BI
9 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (13.22%) Jenkins
2 26 (10.74%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.79%) JIRA
4 11 (4.55%) GitLab
5 9 (3.72%) Bitbucket
6 7 (2.89%) Maven
7 6 (2.48%) Visual Studio
8 5 (2.07%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.65%) CircleCI
9 4 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (1.24%) Gradle
11 2 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.83%) Spinnaker
11 2 (0.83%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.41%) Hudson
12 1 (0.41%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.41%) Jasmine
12 1 (0.41%) Metasploit
12 1 (0.41%) Selenium
12 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 61 (25.21%) Finance
2 28 (11.57%) Banking
3 19 (7.85%) Public Sector
4 10 (4.13%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.89%) Electronics
5 7 (2.89%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.89%) Marketing
6 5 (2.07%) Retail
7 3 (1.24%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.83%) Law
9 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.41%) Front Office
9 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 84 (34.71%) Architect
2 54 (22.31%) Developer
3 45 (18.60%) Cloud Architect
4 31 (12.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 20 (8.26%) AWS DevOps
5 20 (8.26%) AWS Engineer
6 19 (7.85%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 19 (7.85%) Cloud Engineer
7 16 (6.61%) Azure Architect
8 14 (5.79%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (5.79%) Technical Architect
9 13 (5.37%) AWS Developer
10 12 (4.96%) Enterprise Architect
10 12 (4.96%) Tableau Developer
11 11 (4.55%) Java Developer
12 10 (4.13%) Python Engineer
12 10 (4.13%) Security Architect
12 10 (4.13%) Software Engineer
13 9 (3.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (3.72%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.50%) Node.js
2 21 (8.68%) Kafka
3 20 (8.26%) .NET
4 18 (7.44%) Spring
5 15 (6.20%) CSS
5 15 (6.20%) Web Services
6 14 (5.79%) React
7 13 (5.37%) HTML
8 11 (4.55%) HTML5
8 11 (4.55%) REST
9 10 (4.13%) JSON
9 10 (4.13%) Spring Boot
10 9 (3.72%) AngularJS
11 8 (3.31%) CSS3
11 8 (3.31%) YAML
12 7 (2.89%) Middleware
13 5 (2.07%) OAuth
14 4 (1.65%) Express
14 4 (1.65%) RESTful
14 4 (1.65%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.16%) Private Cloud
2 20 (8.26%) Cloud Native
3 16 (6.61%) Data Centre
4 15 (6.20%) Hybrid Cloud
5 13 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.48%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (1.65%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.65%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.65%) iPad
7 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.83%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.83%) PKI
8 2 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.83%) User Experience
8 2 (0.83%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.41%) CMDB
9 1 (0.41%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.41%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.41%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 45 (18.60%) Linux
1 45 (18.60%) Windows
2 9 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (3.31%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.89%) Unix
5 6 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.48%) VMS
6 4 (1.65%) Android
6 4 (1.65%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (1.24%) CoreOS
7 3 (1.24%) Debian
7 3 (1.24%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.24%) Windows 2000
7 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.41%) CentOS
8 1 (0.41%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (41.32%) DevOps
2 80 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (19.83%) Microservices
4 38 (15.70%) Migration
5 29 (11.98%) Infrastructure as Code
6 27 (11.16%) Open Source
7 23 (9.50%) Data Modelling
8 21 (8.68%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (8.68%) Software Engineering
9 19 (7.85%) Thought Leadership
10 18 (7.44%) Risk Management
10 18 (7.44%) Scrum
11 17 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (7.02%) High Availability
12 14 (5.79%) Configuration Management
12 14 (5.79%) Cybersecurity
13 13 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 13 (5.37%) SDLC
14 12 (4.96%) Analytics
14 12 (4.96%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 44 (18.18%) Python
2 38 (15.70%) SQL
3 34 (14.05%) Java
4 30 (12.40%) PowerShell
5 25 (10.33%) JavaScript
6 23 (9.50%) Bash Shell
7 20 (8.26%) C#
8 13 (5.37%) Go
9 9 (3.72%) Java 8
10 8 (3.31%) ES6
11 7 (2.89%) TypeScript
12 6 (2.48%) R
13 4 (1.65%) Ruby
14 2 (0.83%) PHP
14 2 (0.83%) Scala
14 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.41%) C
15 1 (0.41%) Erlang
15 1 (0.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (14.88%) Security Cleared
2 31 (12.81%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.20%) Degree
4 7 (2.89%) CISSP
5 4 (1.65%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.65%) CISM
5 4 (1.65%) CRISC
6 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.83%) CCIE
7 2 (0.83%) CISA
7 2 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.41%) CCIE Security
8 1 (0.41%) CITP
8 1 (0.41%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) GIAC
8 1 (0.41%) MCP
8 1 (0.41%) MCSA
8 1 (0.41%) MCSE
8 1 (0.41%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.96%) QA
2 10 (4.13%) NIST
3 3 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.83%) COBIT
4 2 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.83%) NCSC
4 2 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.41%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.41%) FISMA
5 1 (0.41%) GDPR
5 1 (0.41%) GLBA
5 1 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.41%) GRC
5 1 (0.41%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.41%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.41%) PMO
5 1 (0.41%) SOC 1
5 1 (0.41%) SOC 2
System Software
1 39 (16.12%) Docker
2 25 (10.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.79%) Active Directory
4 12 (4.96%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.31%) vSphere
6 4 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.65%) Xen
7 3 (1.24%) XenApp
7 3 (1.24%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.83%) KVM
9 1 (0.41%) NFS
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 61 (25.21%) Kubernetes
2 58 (23.97%) Terraform
3 35 (14.46%) Ansible
4 11 (4.55%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 8 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (3.31%) vRealize
6 7 (2.89%) Tivoli
7 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (2.07%) Packer
7 5 (2.07%) Puppet
7 5 (2.07%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.65%) Istio
9 3 (1.24%) Grafana
10 2 (0.83%) Nessus
10 2 (0.83%) SCCM
11 1 (0.41%) Kibana
11 1 (0.41%) logstash
11 1 (0.41%) Mesos
11 1 (0.41%) OpenVAS
11 1 (0.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 52 (21.49%) Microsoft
2 49 (20.25%) Google
3 31 (12.81%) VMware
4 11 (4.55%) Oracle
4 11 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 11 (4.55%) SAP
5 10 (4.13%) IBM
5 10 (4.13%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (3.31%) Confluent
7 7 (2.89%) BMC
7 7 (2.89%) CA
7 7 (2.89%) HP
8 5 (2.07%) Atlassian
8 5 (2.07%) Cisco
8 5 (2.07%) Splunk
9 4 (1.65%) Citrix
10 3 (1.24%) Intel
11 2 (0.83%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.83%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.83%) Informatica