Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 215 237 346
Rank change year-on-year +22 +109 -27
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 165 145 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.98% 0.87% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.62% 7.22% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 93 34
South East median daily rate £530 £450 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.78% -7.22% -5.37%
10th Percentile £313 £311 £327
90th Percentile £640 £535 £550
England median daily rate £530 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +11.58% - -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
South East median hourly rate - £18.62 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -66.15% -
England 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 the South East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2935 2009 1335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.44% 12.07% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1833 1287 804
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +3.80% +2.18%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £256
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 34 35
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £18.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.33% +14.06% +11.30%
10th Percentile £10.63 £12.09 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.31 £56.75 £38.90
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% -10.59% +18.06%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
Thames Valley +5 117 £543 +20.56% 6
Berkshire +57 62 £525 +70.04% 1
Buckinghamshire +17 45 £463 +8.82% 1
Hampshire +21 20 £356 -6.25% 1
Oxfordshire -56 11 £560 +21.08% 4
Home Counties - 9 - -
West Sussex +3 8 £688 - 1
Surrey -20 4 £500 -11.11% 1
Kent - 3 £675 -
East Sussex -5 1 £575 +79.69% 1
Cloud Computing
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 52 (31.52%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (28.48%) Linux
2 47 (28.48%) DevOps
3 45 (27.27%) Telecoms
4 43 (26.06%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (25.45%) Microsoft
6 40 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
7 37 (22.42%) Finance
8 35 (21.21%) Degree
8 35 (21.21%) Public Cloud
9 34 (20.61%) Process Improvement
10 31 (18.79%) OpenStack
11 30 (18.18%) Windows
12 28 (16.97%) Scrum
13 27 (16.36%) VMware
14 26 (15.76%) JavaScript
14 26 (15.76%) Release Management
14 26 (15.76%) Ansible
14 26 (15.76%) Continuous Delivery
15 25 (15.15%) Java
15 25 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
16 24 (14.55%) Technical Architecture
16 24 (14.55%) IaaS
17 23 (13.94%) Customer-Centricity
17 23 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (13.94%) Puppet
17 23 (13.94%) SQL
17 23 (13.94%) CISSP
17 23 (13.94%) SAN
17 23 (13.94%) Red Hat

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 31 (18.79%) OpenStack
2 11 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (4.85%) Apache
4 6 (3.64%) Confluence
4 6 (3.64%) JBoss
5 4 (2.42%) IIS
6 2 (1.21%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.21%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.21%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 25 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (12.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (12.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 52 (31.52%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (14.55%) IaaS
4 14 (8.48%) SaaS
5 13 (7.88%) PaaS
6 9 (5.45%) Office 365
7 7 (4.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (3.64%) OpenShift
9 4 (2.42%) GitHub
9 4 (2.42%) Slack
9 4 (2.42%) Trello
10 2 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.61%) Serverless
11 1 (0.61%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.94%) SAN
2 12 (7.27%) Firewall
3 9 (5.45%) DNS
3 9 (5.45%) Internet
3 9 (5.45%) VPN
4 7 (4.24%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.64%) NAS
6 4 (2.42%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (1.21%) DHCP
7 2 (1.21%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.61%) Network Security
8 1 (0.61%) SSL
8 1 (0.61%) VLAN
8 1 (0.61%) VoIP
8 1 (0.61%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.27%) Star Schema
2 8 (4.85%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.64%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.03%) Big Data
4 5 (3.03%) MySQL
5 3 (1.82%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.82%) Redis
6 2 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.21%) NuoDB
7 1 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (10.91%) Jenkins
2 14 (8.48%) Maven
3 13 (7.88%) Git (software)
4 11 (6.67%) Ant
4 11 (6.67%) JUnit
4 11 (6.67%) Mockito
5 6 (3.64%) Selenium
6 3 (1.82%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.82%) Gatling
6 3 (1.82%) JIRA
6 3 (1.82%) JMeter
6 3 (1.82%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.82%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.21%) GoCD
7 2 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.61%) Gradle
8 1 (0.61%) Hudson
8 1 (0.61%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 45 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 37 (22.42%) Finance
3 21 (12.73%) Mandarin Language
4 14 (8.48%) Banking
5 11 (6.67%) Retail
6 10 (6.06%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 34 (20.61%) Architect
2 26 (15.76%) Consultant
3 20 (12.12%) Delivery Manager
4 19 (11.52%) Cloud Architect
5 18 (10.91%) Developer
6 15 (9.09%) Java Developer
7 14 (8.48%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 13 (7.88%) Coordinator
8 13 (7.88%) Project Coordinator
9 12 (7.27%) Security Specialist
10 11 (6.67%) Cloud Specialist
11 10 (6.06%) Security Consultant
12 8 (4.85%) Cloud Engineer
12 8 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (4.24%) CISSP Consultant
13 7 (4.24%) Project Assistant
14 6 (3.64%) CISSP Specialist
14 6 (3.64%) Linux Engineer
14 6 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
14 6 (3.64%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.30%) Web Services
2 15 (9.09%) Spring
3 14 (8.48%) AngularJS
3 14 (8.48%) React
4 13 (7.88%) Java EE
4 13 (7.88%) jQuery
5 11 (6.67%) Grails
5 11 (6.67%) JMS
5 11 (6.67%) JSF
5 11 (6.67%) Node.js
5 11 (6.67%) Play Framework
5 11 (6.67%) REST
5 11 (6.67%) Spring MVC
5 11 (6.67%) XML
6 6 (3.64%) OAuth
7 5 (3.03%) LAMP
8 4 (2.42%) .NET
9 3 (1.82%) CSS
9 3 (1.82%) J2EE
9 3 (1.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 35 (21.21%) Public Cloud
2 18 (10.91%) Hybrid Cloud
3 13 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.88%) CESG
3 13 (7.88%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.45%) PKI
4 9 (5.45%) Private Cloud
5 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Licensing
5 5 (3.03%) Replication
6 4 (2.42%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.82%) Clustering
7 3 (1.82%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.21%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.61%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.61%) DataPower
9 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.61%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 47 (28.48%) Linux
2 30 (18.18%) Windows
3 18 (10.91%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.06%) Unix
5 9 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (4.85%) CentOS
7 6 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.82%) SUSE
9 3 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.21%) Solaris
11 1 (0.61%) AIX
11 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (28.48%) DevOps
2 43 (26.06%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (20.61%) Process Improvement
4 28 (16.97%) Scrum
5 26 (15.76%) Continuous Delivery
5 26 (15.76%) Release Management
6 24 (14.55%) Technical Architecture
7 23 (13.94%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (13.94%) Customer-Centricity
7 23 (13.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (12.12%) ITIL
9 19 (11.52%) SOA
10 18 (10.91%) Configuration Management
11 14 (8.48%) Information Security
11 14 (8.48%) Unit Testing
12 13 (7.88%) eTOM
12 13 (7.88%) ITSM
12 13 (7.88%) MVC
12 13 (7.88%) Service Design
12 13 (7.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.76%) JavaScript
2 25 (15.15%) Java
3 23 (13.94%) SQL
4 11 (6.67%) XPath
5 10 (6.06%) Python
6 7 (4.24%) Perl
6 7 (4.24%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.42%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.42%) C
7 4 (2.42%) C++
7 4 (2.42%) Groovy
8 2 (1.21%) C#
9 1 (0.61%) ES6
9 1 (0.61%) Go
9 1 (0.61%) Ruby
9 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (21.21%) Degree
2 23 (13.94%) CISM
2 23 (13.94%) CISSP
3 22 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (12.12%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 17 (10.30%) Security Cleared
6 12 (7.27%) CCSP
7 7 (4.24%) SANS
8 5 (3.03%) DV Cleared
8 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.42%) AWS Certification
10 2 (1.21%) CCNA
10 2 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.21%) MCITP
10 2 (1.21%) MCSA
10 2 (1.21%) MCSE
10 2 (1.21%) RHCE
10 2 (1.21%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (7.88%) COBIT
3 10 (6.06%) ISO 22301
4 5 (3.03%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.82%) SLA
6 2 (1.21%) QA
System Software
1 18 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.06%) Docker
3 5 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.42%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.42%) vSphere
5 3 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.21%) vCloud
7 1 (0.61%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (15.76%) Ansible
2 23 (13.94%) Puppet
3 15 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (4.24%) Nagios
5 5 (3.03%) ZABBIX
6 4 (2.42%) CFEngine
6 4 (2.42%) Rancher
6 4 (2.42%) SCCM
7 2 (1.21%) Cacti
7 2 (1.21%) Grafana
7 2 (1.21%) Icinga
7 2 (1.21%) logstash
7 2 (1.21%) Netcool
7 2 (1.21%) SCOM
7 2 (1.21%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.21%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.21%) Terraform
7 2 (1.21%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.21%) vMotion
7 2 (1.21%) vRealize
Vendors
1 42 (25.45%) Microsoft
2 27 (16.36%) VMware
3 23 (13.94%) Red Hat
4 17 (10.30%) Oracle
5 7 (4.24%) Google
5 7 (4.24%) IBM
6 6 (3.64%) HP
7 4 (2.42%) Cisco
7 4 (2.42%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.21%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.21%) CA
8 2 (1.21%) Dell
8 2 (1.21%) EMC
8 2 (1.21%) Infoblox
8 2 (1.21%) Lotus
8 2 (1.21%) NetApp
8 2 (1.21%) Nimsoft
8 2 (1.21%) Splunk
8 2 (1.21%) Sun
8 2 (1.21%) Telerik