Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 197 227
Rank change year-on-year +16 +30 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 41 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.67% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.22% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 10 1
North West median daily rate £513 £506 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +19.12% +11.11%
10th Percentile £410 £425 £413
90th Percentile £625 £588 £438
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +14.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 -
% change year-on-year -15.66% - -

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 5,832 5,424 7,116
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 94.64% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,637 3,297 4,385
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 258 278
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £20.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.34% +9.33% +6.32%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.05 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.06 £49.13 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.35%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +6 32 £513 - 9
Cheshire -5 6 £349 -26.53% 1
Merseyside +19 2 £439 -18.37%
Lancashire - 1 £750 -
Cloud Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 30 (73.17%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (53.66%) Linux
3 20 (48.78%) DevOps
3 20 (48.78%) Terraform
4 16 (39.02%) Windows
4 16 (39.02%) Puppet
5 15 (36.59%) Python
6 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (29.27%) Big Data
7 12 (29.27%) Ansible
8 10 (24.39%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (21.95%) Bash Shell
9 9 (21.95%) Jenkins
9 9 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (19.51%) Software Engineering
10 8 (19.51%) Open Source
10 8 (19.51%) Finance
10 8 (19.51%) GCP
10 8 (19.51%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (19.51%) Deployment Automation
11 7 (17.07%) Apache Spark
11 7 (17.07%) Kubernetes
11 7 (17.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (17.07%) Java
11 7 (17.07%) PHP
11 7 (17.07%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
11 7 (17.07%) Ruby

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 7 (17.07%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.88%) nginx
2 2 (4.88%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.88%) SAS
3 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 30 (73.17%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (24.39%) Google Cloud Platform
2 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (17.07%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (17.07%) Amazon ELB
3 7 (17.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (9.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (7.32%) IaaS
5 3 (7.32%) PaaS
6 2 (4.88%) SaaS
7 1 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.32%) Firewall
2 3 (7.32%) Internet
2 3 (7.32%) VPN
3 2 (4.88%) DHCP
3 2 (4.88%) DNS
3 2 (4.88%) FTP
3 2 (4.88%) HTTP
3 2 (4.88%) IPsec
4 1 (2.44%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) Big Data
2 6 (14.63%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (12.20%) Hadoop
4 3 (7.32%) DB2
5 2 (4.88%) MongoDB
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.44%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.44%) HBase
6 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.88%) RStudio
3 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.44%) git-flow
3 1 (2.44%) Hudson
3 1 (2.44%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Electronics
2 5 (12.20%) Manufacturing
2 5 (12.20%) Marketing
2 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.32%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) .NET
1 2 (4.88%) Kafka
1 2 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.44%) J2EE
2 1 (2.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (53.66%) Linux
2 16 (39.02%) Windows
3 7 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (14.63%) VMS
5 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) DevOps
2 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.95%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (19.51%) Deployment Automation
4 8 (19.51%) Open Source
4 8 (19.51%) Software Engineering
5 7 (17.07%) Machine Learning
5 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
6 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
7 5 (12.20%) BDD
7 5 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (12.20%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (12.20%) Programme Management
7 5 (12.20%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (12.20%) TDD
8 4 (9.76%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (7.32%) Analytics
9 3 (7.32%) Data Analytics
9 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 15 (36.59%) Python
2 9 (21.95%) Bash Shell
3 7 (17.07%) Java
3 7 (17.07%) PHP
3 7 (17.07%) Ruby
4 6 (14.63%) Go
5 3 (7.32%) Scala
5 3 (7.32%) SQL
6 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) AWS Certification
2 2 (4.88%) CCDP
2 2 (4.88%) CCNP
2 2 (4.88%) Chartered Engineer
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.88%) CISM
2 2 (4.88%) CISSP
2 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.44%) CCA
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.51%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) Docker
2 3 (7.32%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (48.78%) Terraform
2 16 (39.02%) Puppet
3 12 (29.27%) Ansible
4 7 (17.07%) Kubernetes
5 6 (14.63%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (14.63%) Packer
6 2 (4.88%) Salt
7 1 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Cloudera
1 6 (14.63%) Google
2 5 (12.20%) SAP
3 3 (7.32%) Cisco
3 3 (7.32%) Meraki
3 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle
4 2 (4.88%) Informatica
5 1 (2.44%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.44%) Hortonworks
5 1 (2.44%) MapR
5 1 (2.44%) Teradata
5 1 (2.44%) VMware