Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Cloud Computing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cloud Computing over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Computing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 168 191
Rank change year-on-year +8 +23 -28
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 27 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.54% 0.42% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.55% 5.77% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 2
Scotland median daily rate £500 £425 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +29.77% -13.82%
10th Percentile £413 £356 £288
90th Percentile £638 £489 £377
UK median daily rate £536 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +12.89% - -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £18.64 £19.92 £55.00
% change year-on-year -6.41% -63.78% -

Cloud Computing is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 593 312 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.76% 7.20% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 208 100
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +4.63% -10.80%
10th Percentile £263 £218 £213
90th Percentile £575 £488 £496
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 1
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% +40.00% -36.51%
UK median hourly rate £19.63 £18.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +9.03% -15.29% +18.06%

Cloud Computing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Cloud Computing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Computing in Scotland

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cloud Computing in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Computing in Scotland

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Computing in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cloud Computing in Scotland

Cloud Computing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Computing within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh -9 18 £550 +29.41% 3
Aberdeen - 9 £441 - 1
Cloud Computing
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (40.74%) Linux
3 10 (37.04%) ITIL
3 10 (37.04%) Finance
4 9 (33.33%) LAN
4 9 (33.33%) WAN
4 9 (33.33%) Ansible
4 9 (33.33%) DevOps
4 9 (33.33%) Task Automation
5 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (29.63%) Enterprise Storage
5 8 (29.63%) IP Telephony
5 8 (29.63%) PRINCE2
5 8 (29.63%) PMP
5 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
6 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
6 7 (25.93%) Windows
6 7 (25.93%) Ruby
6 7 (25.93%) Degree
6 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
7 6 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
7 6 (22.22%) Puppet
7 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 6 (22.22%) VMware
7 6 (22.22%) Project Management
8 5 (18.52%) Maven
8 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (18.52%) Unix

Cloud Computing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (7.41%) IIS
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.41%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (14.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (11.11%) Office 365
5 2 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (7.41%) Amazon S3
6 1 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (3.70%) Route 53
6 1 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) LAN
1 9 (33.33%) WAN
2 8 (29.63%) IP Telephony
3 4 (14.81%) DNS
4 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.41%) DHCP
5 2 (7.41%) HTTP
5 2 (7.41%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (7.41%) SAN
5 2 (7.41%) SSL
6 1 (3.70%) BIG-IP
6 1 (3.70%) Firewall
6 1 (3.70%) Internet
6 1 (3.70%) NAS
6 1 (3.70%) Network Security
6 1 (3.70%) Skype
6 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Gradle
1 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
1 5 (18.52%) Maven
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 7 (25.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Architect
4 4 (14.81%) AWS DevOps
4 4 (14.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) AWS Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Manager
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (11.11%) AWS Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) DevOps Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Senior DevOps
5 3 (11.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
2 1 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.41%) Tandem
3 2 (7.41%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Linux
2 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
3 5 (18.52%) Unix
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Android
6 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) ITIL
2 9 (33.33%) DevOps
2 9 (33.33%) Task Automation
3 8 (29.63%) PRINCE2
4 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (22.22%) Project Management
6 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 3 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
8 2 (7.41%) Validation
8 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
9 1 (3.70%) Business Transformation
9 1 (3.70%) High Availability
9 1 (3.70%) Network Design
9 1 (3.70%) Open Source
9 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
9 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) Ruby
2 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 5 (18.52%) Python
4 4 (14.81%) Java
5 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) PMP
2 7 (25.93%) Degree
3 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) vSphere
3 3 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.70%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (3.70%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.70%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) Ansible
2 6 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (22.22%) Puppet
3 1 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (3.70%) SCCM
3 1 (3.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 6 (22.22%) VMware
2 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.70%) F5
3 1 (3.70%) ForgeRock
3 1 (3.70%) IronPort
3 1 (3.70%) Nimble Storage
3 1 (3.70%) Open-E
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Software AG
3 1 (3.70%) Symantec
3 1 (3.70%) Synology
3 1 (3.70%) Veritas
3 1 (3.70%) webMethods