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 3 months to 22 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 205 241 248
Rank change year-on-year +36 +7  
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 45 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.58% 0.33% 0.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.37% 3.58% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 14
Median daily rate £463 £550 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.90% +30.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £350 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £600 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £369
% change year-on-year -5.26% +28.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Cloud Computing is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1030 838 563
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 13.26% 9.29% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 552 335
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 21
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.61 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.85% -43.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.46 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year +70.58% -36.44%  

Cloud Computing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Cloud Computing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire - 12 £438 - 1
Berkshire +21 11 £538 +34.37% 4
Home Counties - 7 - -
Hampshire +10 4 £325 -40.90% 3
Surrey 0 4 £444 -26.04% 2
Oxfordshire -7 3 £350 -33.33% 5
West Sussex +13 2 £495 +59.67%
East Sussex - 1 £575 -
Kent - 1 £700 - 1
Cloud Computing
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 28 (32.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (30.23%) Linux
3 25 (29.07%) VMware
4 23 (26.74%) Telecoms
5 22 (25.58%) Amazon AWS
6 20 (23.26%) Microsoft
6 20 (23.26%) OpenStack
7 19 (22.09%) Finance
7 19 (22.09%) Degree
7 19 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (20.93%) Migration
8 18 (20.93%) Windows
9 17 (19.77%) ITIL
9 17 (19.77%) Public Cloud
10 15 (17.44%) Data Centre
10 15 (17.44%) Java
11 12 (13.95%) SQL
11 12 (13.95%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (12.79%) Private Cloud
12 11 (12.79%) Microsoft Office
12 11 (12.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (11.63%) Computer Science
13 10 (11.63%) Active Directory
13 10 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (11.63%) Service Management
13 10 (11.63%) ITSM
14 9 (10.47%) SAN
14 9 (10.47%) DevOps
14 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (10.47%) Jenkins

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 20 (23.26%) OpenStack
2 4 (4.65%) Confluence
2 4 (4.65%) IIS
2 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.49%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.49%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.49%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (3.49%) LiveCycle
3 3 (3.49%) SAS
3 3 (3.49%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.33%) Apache
4 2 (2.33%) JBoss
4 2 (2.33%) SugarCRM
5 1 (1.16%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (12.79%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (8.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Staffware
2 2 (2.33%) NetSuite
2 2 (2.33%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 28 (32.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (25.58%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.14%) IaaS
3 7 (8.14%) Office 365
4 6 (6.98%) PaaS
5 5 (5.81%) SaaS
6 3 (3.49%) Force.com
7 1 (1.16%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (1.16%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.47%) SAN
2 6 (6.98%) VPN
3 3 (3.49%) DNS
3 3 (3.49%) Firewall
3 3 (3.49%) HTTP
3 3 (3.49%) Internet
3 3 (3.49%) LDAP
3 3 (3.49%) SSL
4 2 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.16%) BGP
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.16%) MPLS
5 1 (1.16%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.16%) OSPF
5 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.16%) VLAN
5 1 (1.16%) VSAN
5 1 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.47%) MongoDB
2 5 (5.81%) MySQL
2 5 (5.81%) Star Schema
3 3 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (3.49%) Big Data
3 3 (3.49%) DB2
3 3 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (2.33%) Neo4j
4 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.16%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.16%) HBase
Development Applications
1 9 (10.47%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.65%) JIRA
3 4 (4.65%) SonarQube
3 4 (4.65%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.33%) Eclipse RCP
4 2 (2.33%) JUnit
4 2 (2.33%) Maven
5 1 (1.16%) Vagrant
General
1 23 (26.74%) Telecoms
2 19 (22.09%) Finance
3 7 (8.14%) Mandarin Language
4 3 (3.49%) Marketing
5 2 (2.33%) Retail
6 1 (1.16%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.16%) Banking
6 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (19.77%) Consultant
2 12 (13.95%) Architect
2 12 (13.95%) Cloud Engineer
3 11 (12.79%) Developer
4 10 (11.63%) Analyst
5 8 (9.30%) Project Manager
6 7 (8.14%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Cloud Specialist
7 6 (6.98%) Coordinator
7 6 (6.98%) Project Coordinator
7 6 (6.98%) Security Specialist
8 5 (5.81%) Cloud Architect
8 5 (5.81%) Finance Manager
8 5 (5.81%) Finance Project Manager
8 5 (5.81%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Project Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) IT Manager
9 4 (4.65%) Process Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) .NET
1 7 (8.14%) Web Services
2 4 (4.65%) CSS
2 4 (4.65%) SAML
3 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (3.49%) jQuery
3 3 (3.49%) LAMP
3 3 (3.49%) Mason
3 3 (3.49%) REST
3 3 (3.49%) Sensu
3 3 (3.49%) Spring
3 3 (3.49%) Visualforce
3 3 (3.49%) WPF
4 2 (2.33%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.33%) HTML
4 2 (2.33%) Swing
4 2 (2.33%) SWT
5 1 (1.16%) Middleware
5 1 (1.16%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.77%) Public Cloud
2 15 (17.44%) Data Centre
3 12 (13.95%) Hybrid Cloud
4 11 (12.79%) Private Cloud
5 10 (11.63%) Computer Science
6 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (6.98%) CESG
8 4 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (3.49%) PKI
10 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (1.16%) CMDB
11 1 (1.16%) DataPower
11 1 (1.16%) Digital Media
11 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
11 1 (1.16%) FlexPod
11 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
11 1 (1.16%) Tandem
11 1 (1.16%) Thin Client
11 1 (1.16%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 26 (30.23%) Linux
2 18 (20.93%) Windows
3 5 (5.81%) Unix
4 4 (4.65%) CentOS
4 4 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.49%) AIX
5 3 (3.49%) Solaris
5 3 (3.49%) zOS
6 2 (2.33%) SUSE
6 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.09%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.93%) Migration
3 17 (19.77%) ITIL
4 10 (11.63%) ITSM
4 10 (11.63%) Service Management
4 10 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (10.47%) DevOps
6 7 (8.14%) MVC
6 7 (8.14%) Network Design
6 7 (8.14%) Use Case
7 6 (6.98%) Configuration Management
7 6 (6.98%) Project Management
7 6 (6.98%) Scrum
8 5 (5.81%) Change Management
8 5 (5.81%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (5.81%) eTOM
8 5 (5.81%) Microservices
8 5 (5.81%) Service Design
8 5 (5.81%) Time Management
8 5 (5.81%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.44%) Java
2 12 (13.95%) SQL
3 7 (8.14%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.98%) Python
5 5 (5.81%) C#
5 5 (5.81%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.65%) Perl
7 3 (3.49%) Apex Code
7 3 (3.49%) PHP
8 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.33%) Ruby
9 1 (1.16%) C
9 1 (1.16%) Scala
9 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (22.09%) Degree
2 8 (9.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.98%) CISM
3 6 (6.98%) CISSP
3 6 (6.98%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 5 (5.81%) CCSP
5 3 (3.49%) APMG
6 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.33%) MCSE
6 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.33%) Sun Certification
7 1 (1.16%) CCNP
7 1 (1.16%) MCSD
7 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.16%) VCDX
7 1 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) COBIT
2 5 (5.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.65%) ISO 22301
3 4 (4.65%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (12.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (11.63%) Active Directory
3 7 (8.14%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.81%) vSphere
5 4 (4.65%) vCloud
5 4 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.49%) Docker
6 3 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.16%) KVM
7 1 (1.16%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.16%) XenApp
7 1 (1.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) Puppet
2 4 (4.65%) Ansible
2 4 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.49%) Nagios
3 3 (3.49%) ZABBIX
4 2 (2.33%) SCCM
4 2 (2.33%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.33%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.33%) vRealize
5 1 (1.16%) CFEngine
5 1 (1.16%) SCOM
5 1 (1.16%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.16%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 25 (29.07%) VMware
2 20 (23.26%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.98%) Cisco
3 6 (6.98%) Oracle
4 4 (4.65%) Citrix
4 4 (4.65%) EMC
4 4 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.49%) Adobe
5 3 (3.49%) ILOG
5 3 (3.49%) Telerik
5 3 (3.49%) Workday
6 2 (2.33%) Google
6 2 (2.33%) HP
6 2 (2.33%) IBM
6 2 (2.33%) Nimsoft
6 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.16%) CA
7 1 (1.16%) Lotus
7 1 (1.16%) NetApp
7 1 (1.16%) SunGard
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