Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £478 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
England > North West
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 189 208
Rank change year-on-year +16 +19 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 38 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.63% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.29% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 13 5
North West median daily rate £478 £575 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.96% +43.75% +4.58%
10th Percentile £409 £425 £275
90th Percentile £710 £620 £528
England median daily rate £525 £530 £475
% change year-on-year -0.94% +11.58% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £82.25 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year +91.28% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,709 5,427 6,048
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.68% 95.28% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,590 3,437 3,892
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £239 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £556
England median daily rate £462 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 259 215
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.04
90th Percentile £45.50 £48.75 £49.35
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.05% +3.89% -

Cloud Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Cloud Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Engineer in the North West

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cloud Engineer in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Engineer in the North West

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cloud Engineer in the North West

Cloud Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Engineer within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 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
Manchester -9 20 £464 -22.71% 5
Lancashire - 7 £700 - 3
Cheshire +5 6 £438 -20.45% 4
Merseyside -2 3 £453 -15.81% 1
Cloud Engineer
England

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, Cloud Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring Cloud Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (60.53%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (44.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (39.47%) Windows
4 12 (31.58%) Terraform
5 11 (28.95%) DevOps
6 10 (26.32%) Linux
7 9 (23.68%) Ansible
7 9 (23.68%) Big Data
7 9 (23.68%) Jenkins
7 9 (23.68%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (21.05%) Hadoop
8 8 (21.05%) Puppet
8 8 (21.05%) Cloudera
9 7 (18.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (18.42%) Amazon ELB
9 7 (18.42%) SQL
9 7 (18.42%) Firewall
10 6 (15.79%) VMS
10 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
10 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
10 6 (15.79%) .NET
10 6 (15.79%) Java
10 6 (15.79%) Migration
10 6 (15.79%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (15.79%) Kafka
10 6 (15.79%) Hortonworks
10 6 (15.79%) Packer
11 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 5 (13.16%) Docker
11 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (7.89%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.26%) CloudStack
2 2 (5.26%) nginx
2 2 (5.26%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 23 (60.53%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (44.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (23.68%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (18.42%) Amazon ELB
4 7 (18.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (7.89%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.63%) IaaS
6 1 (2.63%) Office 365
6 1 (2.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) Firewall
2 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.53%) VPN
4 3 (7.89%) DHCP
4 3 (7.89%) DNS
4 3 (7.89%) Internet
5 2 (5.26%) HTTP
5 2 (5.26%) LAN
5 2 (5.26%) WAN
6 1 (2.63%) FTP
6 1 (2.63%) IPsec
6 1 (2.63%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) Big Data
2 8 (21.05%) Hadoop
3 6 (15.79%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (10.53%) MySQL
4 4 (10.53%) NoSQL
5 3 (7.89%) Apache Hive
5 3 (7.89%) HBase
5 3 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
6 2 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (5.26%) DB2
6 2 (5.26%) Neo4j
6 2 (5.26%) Power BI
6 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.63%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.26%) JUnit
2 2 (5.26%) RStudio
2 2 (5.26%) Spock
2 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.63%) Gatling
3 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.63%) Gradle
3 1 (2.63%) Maven
3 1 (2.63%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.63%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) SonarQube
General
1 1 (2.63%) Retail
1 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) .NET
1 6 (15.79%) Kafka
2 4 (10.53%) Web Services
3 2 (5.26%) J2EE
3 2 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (5.26%) RESTful
3 2 (5.26%) Spring
4 1 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.63%) JSON
4 1 (2.63%) Node.js
4 1 (2.63%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.63%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 10 (26.32%) Linux
3 6 (15.79%) VMS
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) DevOps
2 6 (15.79%) Migration
3 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (10.53%) BDD
4 4 (10.53%) TDD
5 3 (7.89%) Deployment Automation
5 3 (7.89%) Network Design
5 3 (7.89%) OWASP
5 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.89%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Analytics
6 2 (5.26%) Change Data Capture
6 2 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (5.26%) Data Analytics
6 2 (5.26%) Microservices
6 2 (5.26%) Open Source
6 2 (5.26%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) Java
3 5 (13.16%) Python
4 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.26%) Java 8
4 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.26%) R
4 2 (5.26%) Scala
5 1 (2.63%) Perl
5 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) CCA
3 2 (5.26%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
1 5 (13.16%) Docker
2 2 (5.26%) vSphere
2 2 (5.26%) Xen
2 2 (5.26%) XenServer
3 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (31.58%) Terraform
2 9 (23.68%) Ansible
3 8 (21.05%) Puppet
4 6 (15.79%) Packer
5 4 (10.53%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.63%) Salt
6 1 (2.63%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Cloudera
2 6 (15.79%) Hortonworks
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.89%) Meraki
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle
3 3 (7.89%) VMware
4 2 (5.26%) Google
4 2 (5.26%) MapR
4 2 (5.26%) SAP
4 2 (5.26%) Tableau
4 2 (5.26%) Teradata
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.63%) Trend Micro
5 1 (2.63%) Twitter