Period
to 23 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 234 260 212
Rank change year-on-year +26 -48 +46
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 83 118 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.72% 0.74% 1.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.62% 3.09% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 45 74
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09% +20.55%
10th Percentile £363 £284 £336
90th Percentile £620 £645 £662
England median daily rate £525 £525 £550
% change year-on-year - -4.55% +15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
South East median hourly rate £19.00 - -
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.66 £30.77
% change year-on-year +1.82% -39.36% +31.16%

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 3,171 3,824 3,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.45% 23.88% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,041 2,427 1,890
South East median daily rate £450 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +7.95% -2.22%
10th Percentile £238 £285 £275
90th Percentile £620 £613 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 64 41
South East median hourly rate £23.54 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.49% +12.90% -10.30%
10th Percentile £14.18 £12.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £63.75 £45.00
England median hourly rate £21.42 £17.50 £19.31
% change year-on-year +22.40% -9.39% +1.64%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 0 33 £525 +2.44% 27
Berkshire -16 26 £525 +5.00% 15
Surrey +47 18 £500 +2.56% 8
Hampshire +25 17 £375 -14.29% 6
East Sussex - 13 £425 -
Buckinghamshire +31 7 £525 +79.49% 4
Sussex - 1 - -
Cloud Computing
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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 39 (46.99%) AWS
2 38 (45.78%) Security Cleared
3 34 (40.96%) Azure
4 33 (39.76%) SC Cleared
5 32 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (37.35%) Web Services
7 26 (31.33%) SaaS
8 23 (27.71%) SQL
9 21 (25.30%) Microsoft
9 21 (25.30%) PaaS
9 21 (25.30%) IaaS
9 21 (25.30%) DevOps
10 20 (24.10%) Python
11 19 (22.89%) Internet
11 19 (22.89%) Firewall
11 19 (22.89%) Analytics
12 18 (21.69%) DNS
13 17 (20.48%) VPN
14 16 (19.28%) Docker
15 15 (18.07%) Kubernetes
15 15 (18.07%) Jenkins
15 15 (18.07%) Ansible
15 15 (18.07%) TCP/IP
15 15 (18.07%) SOA
15 15 (18.07%) Windows
15 15 (18.07%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (16.87%) Test Automation
16 14 (16.87%) Java
17 13 (15.66%) Scrum
17 13 (15.66%) Continuous Delivery

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 7 (8.43%) Apache Spark
2 6 (7.23%) OpenStack
3 5 (6.02%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (6.02%) Confluence
4 4 (4.82%) Jupyter
5 2 (2.41%) Apache
5 2 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.41%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.20%) IIS
6 1 (1.20%) JBoss
6 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) NetSuite
1 4 (4.82%) SAP CRM
1 4 (4.82%) SAP ERP
1 4 (4.82%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.20%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 39 (46.99%) AWS
2 34 (40.96%) Azure
3 26 (31.33%) SaaS
4 21 (25.30%) IaaS
4 21 (25.30%) PaaS
5 10 (12.05%) Amazon S3
5 10 (12.05%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (12.05%) Serverless
6 9 (10.84%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (9.64%) GCP
7 8 (9.64%) GitHub
8 7 (8.43%) Amazon Cognito
8 7 (8.43%) Office 365
9 6 (7.23%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (6.02%) OpenShift
11 4 (4.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (4.82%) npm
12 3 (3.61%) AWS CodePipeline
12 3 (3.61%) AWS Fargate
12 3 (3.61%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.89%) Firewall
1 19 (22.89%) Internet
2 18 (21.69%) DNS
3 17 (20.48%) VPN
4 15 (18.07%) TCP/IP
5 10 (12.05%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (8.43%) Network Security
7 6 (7.23%) NAS
7 6 (7.23%) SAN
7 6 (7.23%) WAN
8 5 (6.02%) ADSL
8 5 (6.02%) BGP
8 5 (6.02%) DSL
8 5 (6.02%) EIGRP
8 5 (6.02%) Ethernet
8 5 (6.02%) LAN
8 5 (6.02%) MPLS
8 5 (6.02%) OSPF
8 5 (6.02%) RIP
8 5 (6.02%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (9.64%) Big Data
2 8 (9.64%) Hadoop
2 8 (9.64%) MySQL
3 7 (8.43%) Data Mining
4 6 (7.23%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (7.23%) NoSQL
4 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
5 5 (6.02%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (6.02%) MariaDB
6 4 (4.82%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.82%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (2.41%) Redis
8 1 (1.20%) Data Lake
8 1 (1.20%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.20%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (1.20%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (18.07%) Jenkins
2 11 (13.25%) Selenium
3 9 (10.84%) Git (software)
4 8 (9.64%) GitLab
4 8 (9.64%) JIRA
5 6 (7.23%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (4.82%) Grunt
6 4 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (4.82%) webpack
7 3 (3.61%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.41%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.41%) Gradle
8 2 (2.41%) HP UFT
8 2 (2.41%) JUnit
8 2 (2.41%) Postman
8 2 (2.41%) Telerik Test Studio
8 2 (2.41%) TestComplete
8 2 (2.41%) WATIR
9 1 (1.20%) git-flow
9 1 (1.20%) Sublime Text
General
1 9 (10.84%) Finance
1 9 (10.84%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.82%) Marketing
3 2 (2.41%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.20%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (20.48%) Architect
1 17 (20.48%) Developer
2 12 (14.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (10.84%) Network Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) AWS Developer
4 7 (8.43%) Azure Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) Data Scientist
5 6 (7.23%) Java Developer
5 6 (7.23%) Senior Data Scientist
5 6 (7.23%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.02%) Cloud Architect
6 5 (6.02%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (4.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (37.35%) Web Services
2 7 (8.43%) .NET
3 6 (7.23%) .NET Framework
3 6 (7.23%) Node.js
4 5 (6.02%) CSS
4 5 (6.02%) HTML
4 5 (6.02%) jQuery
4 5 (6.02%) JSON
4 5 (6.02%) React
4 5 (6.02%) REST
5 4 (4.82%) Apache Cordova
5 4 (4.82%) Express
5 4 (4.82%) Mongoose
5 4 (4.82%) PhoneGap
5 4 (4.82%) RESTful
5 4 (4.82%) SOAP
5 4 (4.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (3.61%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.41%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (2.41%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.05%) Replication
3 8 (9.64%) Algorithms
4 6 (7.23%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (6.02%) Public Cloud
6 4 (4.82%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Licensing
6 4 (4.82%) Mobile App
6 4 (4.82%) User Experience
7 3 (3.61%) Cloud Native
7 3 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.07%) Windows
2 8 (9.64%) Linux
3 6 (7.23%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.41%) Android
4 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.20%) CentOS
5 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.30%) DevOps
3 19 (22.89%) Analytics
4 15 (18.07%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (18.07%) SOA
5 14 (16.87%) Test Automation
6 13 (15.66%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (15.66%) Scrum
7 12 (14.46%) High Availability
7 12 (14.46%) ITIL
7 12 (14.46%) Migration
8 11 (13.25%) Computer Science
8 11 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (12.05%) ERP
9 10 (12.05%) Information Security
10 9 (10.84%) Data Analysis
10 9 (10.84%) Project Delivery
11 8 (9.64%) Data Analytics
11 8 (9.64%) Data Science
11 8 (9.64%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.71%) SQL
2 20 (24.10%) Python
3 14 (16.87%) Java
4 11 (13.25%) PowerShell
5 9 (10.84%) C#
6 8 (9.64%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.82%) ES6
8 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.41%) C
8 2 (2.41%) C++
8 2 (2.41%) Java 8
9 1 (1.20%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.20%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.20%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.20%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.20%) R
9 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.20%) SOQL
9 1 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 38 (45.78%) Security Cleared
2 33 (39.76%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.25%) Degree
4 8 (9.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (7.23%) BC Cleared
6 5 (6.02%) CCIP
6 5 (6.02%) CCNA
6 5 (6.02%) CCNP
6 5 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (4.82%) CCDP
8 2 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.20%) AAT
9 1 (1.20%) ACCA
9 1 (1.20%) AWS Certification
9 1 (1.20%) CIMA
9 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (19.28%) Docker
2 7 (8.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.20%) KVM
4 1 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (18.07%) Ansible
1 15 (18.07%) Kubernetes
2 7 (8.43%) Puppet
3 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (6.02%) Terraform
5 3 (3.61%) logstash
6 2 (2.41%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (2.41%) Kibana
7 1 (1.20%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 21 (25.30%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.05%) Cisco
2 10 (12.05%) Google
3 7 (8.43%) Oracle
4 6 (7.23%) Juniper
4 6 (7.23%) ServiceNow
5 5 (6.02%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 5 (6.02%) Atlassian
5 5 (6.02%) SAP
6 4 (4.82%) AlgoSec
6 4 (4.82%) Palo Alto
6 4 (4.82%) VMware
6 4 (4.82%) Zscaler
7 3 (3.61%) HP
7 3 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.41%) Dell
8 2 (2.41%) IBM
8 2 (2.41%) JD Edwards
8 2 (2.41%) Telerik
8 2 (2.41%) Workday