Period
to 23 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 March 2019 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
England > South East
6 months to
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 274 223 288
Rank change year-on-year -51 +65 +27
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 101 161 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.64% 0.96% 0.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.64% 5.06% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 71 36
South East median daily rate £500 £560 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +17.89% -8.65%
10th Percentile £285 £313 £213
90th Percentile £626 £680 £619
England median daily rate £525 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
South East median hourly rate £37.50 - £27.00
10th Percentile £20.00 - £26.00
90th Percentile £57.00 - £28.00
England median hourly rate £24.33 £32.89 £21.16
% change year-on-year -26.01% +55.45% -61.54%

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 the South East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 3,820 3,181 1,786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.21% 18.93% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,383 1,917 1,095
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £602
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 48 28
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.72% +15.83% -28.56%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.37 £13.88
90th Percentile £60.88 £45.00 £46.83
England median hourly rate £17.60 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +5.26% -5.00%

Cloud Computing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Cloud Computing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Computing in the South East

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Computing in the South East

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Computing in the South East over the 6 months to 23 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cloud Computing in the South East

Cloud Computing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Computing in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cloud Computing in the South East

Cloud Computing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Computing in the South East over the 6 months to 23 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cloud Computing in the South East

Cloud Computing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 23 March 2019. 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
Thames Valley -36 53 £525 -6.04% 6
Berkshire -11 47 £525 - 4
Hampshire -11 31 £538 - 4
Surrey -5 7 £525 -16.00% 1
Kent +4 5 £400 -38.46%
West Sussex -5 5 £296 -48.81% 1
Oxfordshire -5 4 £650 +16.07% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 2 £400 +33.33% 1
Cloud Computing
England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing 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 South East region with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 64 (63.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (54.46%) Microsoft
3 43 (42.57%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (40.59%) Windows
5 38 (37.62%) Security Cleared
5 38 (37.62%) DevOps
6 34 (33.66%) SC Cleared
7 33 (32.67%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (31.68%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (31.68%) Puppet
9 29 (28.71%) Linux
10 27 (26.73%) Jenkins
10 27 (26.73%) Continuous Delivery
11 26 (25.74%) Ansible
11 26 (25.74%) Git (software)
12 25 (24.75%) Selenium
12 25 (24.75%) Scrum
12 25 (24.75%) Configuration Management
13 23 (22.77%) Telecoms
13 23 (22.77%) High Availability
14 22 (21.78%) GitHub
14 22 (21.78%) Kubernetes
15 21 (20.79%) Customer-Centricity
16 20 (19.80%) Auto-Scaling
16 20 (19.80%) Software Delivery
16 20 (19.80%) SaaS
16 20 (19.80%) Test Automation
16 20 (19.80%) Kanban
17 19 (18.81%) ITIL
17 19 (18.81%) PowerShell

Cloud Computing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (8.91%) Confluence
2 3 (2.97%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.99%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.99%) IIS
3 1 (0.99%) Jupyter
3 1 (0.99%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.99%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.99%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (16.83%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.99%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 64 (63.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (42.57%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (21.78%) GitHub
4 20 (19.80%) SaaS
5 15 (14.85%) Office 365
6 9 (8.91%) PaaS
7 7 (6.93%) IaaS
8 6 (5.94%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (4.95%) NuGet
10 4 (3.96%) BrowserStack
11 3 (2.97%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (1.98%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (1.98%) npm
12 2 (1.98%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.83%) Internet
1 17 (16.83%) TCP/IP
2 16 (15.84%) DNS
2 16 (15.84%) VPN
3 11 (10.89%) Reverse Proxy
4 10 (9.90%) Firewall
5 9 (8.91%) 3GPP
6 8 (7.92%) NAS
6 8 (7.92%) SAN
7 7 (6.93%) Wireless
8 5 (4.95%) LAN
8 5 (4.95%) Network Security
8 5 (4.95%) Skype
8 5 (4.95%) WAN
9 4 (3.96%) MPLS
10 3 (2.97%) Ethernet
10 3 (2.97%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (2.97%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.98%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.82%) Amazon RDS
1 18 (17.82%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.96%) MariaDB
3 3 (2.97%) MySQL
3 3 (2.97%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.97%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.98%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.99%) Big Data
5 1 (0.99%) Power BI
5 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.99%) Redis
5 1 (0.99%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 27 (26.73%) Jenkins
2 26 (25.74%) Git (software)
3 25 (24.75%) Selenium
4 17 (16.83%) Subversion
5 12 (11.88%) JIRA
6 7 (6.93%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (4.95%) GitLab
9 4 (3.96%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.96%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.97%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.97%) Protractor
10 3 (2.97%) webpack
11 2 (1.98%) Bower
11 2 (1.98%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.99%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.99%) CF BOSH
12 1 (0.99%) Rational Rose
General
1 23 (22.77%) Telecoms
2 16 (15.84%) Finance
3 6 (5.94%) Mandarin Language
4 5 (4.95%) Automotive
5 2 (1.98%) Marketing
6 1 (0.99%) Banking
6 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (29.70%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (19.80%) Architect
3 14 (13.86%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (11.88%) Azure Engineer
5 10 (9.90%) Azure DevOps
5 10 (9.90%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 9 (8.91%) Consultant
6 9 (8.91%) Senior DevOps
6 9 (8.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) AWS DevOps
7 6 (5.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Azure Architect
8 5 (4.95%) Cloud Architect
8 5 (4.95%) Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Automation Tester
9 4 (3.96%) Coordinator
9 4 (3.96%) Junior
9 4 (3.96%) Project Coordinator
9 4 (3.96%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.87%) Web Services
2 10 (9.90%) .NET
3 6 (5.94%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.96%) CSS
4 4 (3.96%) HTML
5 3 (2.97%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.97%) Angular 2
5 3 (2.97%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (2.97%) Node.js
5 3 (2.97%) RESTful
6 2 (1.98%) .NET Core
6 2 (1.98%) Kafka
6 2 (1.98%) Sass
6 2 (1.98%) WebRTC
7 1 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.99%) Flask
7 1 (0.99%) JSON
7 1 (0.99%) Pandas
7 1 (0.99%) pytest
7 1 (0.99%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.87%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Licensing
2 10 (9.90%) Public Cloud
2 10 (9.90%) Replication
3 7 (6.93%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.94%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.98%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.98%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.98%) User Experience
5 2 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.99%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.99%) Clustering
6 1 (0.99%) CMDB
6 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.99%) Handset
6 1 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.99%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 41 (40.59%) Windows
2 29 (28.71%) Linux
3 4 (3.96%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.97%) Android
4 3 (2.97%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.98%) CentOS
5 2 (1.98%) Debian
5 2 (1.98%) Unix
6 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (37.62%) DevOps
2 33 (32.67%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (31.68%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (26.73%) Continuous Delivery
5 25 (24.75%) Configuration Management
5 25 (24.75%) Scrum
6 23 (22.77%) High Availability
7 21 (20.79%) Customer-Centricity
8 20 (19.80%) Auto-Scaling
8 20 (19.80%) Kanban
8 20 (19.80%) Software Delivery
8 20 (19.80%) Test Automation
9 19 (18.81%) ITIL
10 18 (17.82%) Release Management
11 12 (11.88%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (9.90%) Information Security
12 10 (9.90%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (9.90%) Software Licensing
13 9 (8.91%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (7.92%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.81%) PowerShell
2 9 (8.91%) SQL
3 8 (7.92%) C
4 7 (6.93%) C#
5 6 (5.94%) Java
5 6 (5.94%) Python
6 5 (4.95%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.95%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.97%) Perl
8 2 (1.98%) ES6
8 2 (1.98%) VBA
9 1 (0.99%) PHP
9 1 (0.99%) Ruby
9 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (37.62%) Security Cleared
2 34 (33.66%) SC Cleared
3 15 (14.85%) Degree
4 9 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (7.92%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (5.94%) DV Cleared
7 5 (4.95%) CCNA
7 5 (4.95%) MCSE
8 4 (3.96%) CCNP
9 3 (2.97%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.98%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.99%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.99%) CCIE
11 1 (0.99%) CCIP
11 1 (0.99%) ISEB
11 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.99%) MCP
11 1 (0.99%) MCSA
11 1 (0.99%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (14.85%) Docker
2 6 (5.94%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (2.97%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.99%) XenApp
4 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (31.68%) Puppet
2 26 (25.74%) Ansible
3 22 (21.78%) Kubernetes
4 8 (7.92%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.97%) Terraform
6 2 (1.98%) Packer
7 1 (0.99%) Grafana
7 1 (0.99%) Graylog
7 1 (0.99%) Mesos
7 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.99%) Nagios
7 1 (0.99%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (54.46%) Microsoft
2 18 (17.82%) Atlassian
3 9 (8.91%) Oracle
3 9 (8.91%) ServiceNow
4 8 (7.92%) Citrix
4 8 (7.92%) Google
4 8 (7.92%) VMware
5 5 (4.95%) Cisco
5 5 (4.95%) Huawei
6 2 (1.98%) BT
6 2 (1.98%) Tripwire
7 1 (0.99%) 3PAR
7 1 (0.99%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (0.99%) BMC
7 1 (0.99%) CA
7 1 (0.99%) Casewise
7 1 (0.99%) Juniper
7 1 (0.99%) Nokia
7 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.99%) Tableau