Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £510 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 247 279 321
Rank change year-on-year +32 +42 +49
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 132 95 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.77% 0.59% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.63% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 58 54
South East median daily rate £510 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.22% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £363 £327 £352
90th Percentile £590 £598 £768
England median daily rate £530 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.26% +14.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +16.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 16,123 15,170 17,718
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 94.58% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,549 8,751 10,713
South East median daily rate £425 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.91% +2.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £231
90th Percentile £582 £550 £545
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 689 739 776
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -10.83% +12.14%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.44
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

Cloud Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Cloud Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Engineer in the South East

Cloud Engineer
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 Engineer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Engineer in the South East

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cloud Engineer in the South East

Cloud Engineer
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 Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 July 2018. 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 +21 87 £545 +21.11% 18
Buckinghamshire +21 37 £550 +15.68%
Berkshire +8 33 £500 +14.29% 12
West Sussex +19 24 £438 +12.90% 2
Oxfordshire +2 17 £545 +21.45% 6
Hampshire -11 8 £450 -10.00% 3
Surrey -41 6 £564 +25.28% 6
East Sussex - 5 £375 -
Kent - 2 £675 - 1
Middlesex +2 1 £412 -22.99%
Cloud Engineer
England

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, Cloud Engineer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Cloud Engineer in the job title.

1 67 (50.76%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (40.91%) Linux
3 52 (39.39%) DevOps
4 47 (35.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 35 (26.52%) Docker
6 34 (25.76%) Terraform
7 33 (25.00%) Windows
8 31 (23.48%) Ansible
8 31 (23.48%) Puppet
9 29 (21.97%) Java
10 28 (21.21%) Python
11 26 (19.70%) Unix
12 24 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (18.18%) Cloud Foundry
13 22 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
14 21 (15.91%) Cloud Native
15 20 (15.15%) Configuration Management
16 18 (13.64%) PaaS
17 16 (12.12%) IaaS
17 16 (12.12%) Microsoft
18 15 (11.36%) Jenkins
18 15 (11.36%) Kubernetes
19 14 (10.61%) PowerShell
20 13 (9.85%) Elasticsearch
20 13 (9.85%) Web Services
21 12 (9.09%) Active Directory
21 12 (9.09%) Firewall
21 12 (9.09%) Office 365
21 12 (9.09%) Windows Server
21 12 (9.09%) Amazon CloudWatch

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
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 24 (18.18%) Cloud Foundry
2 13 (9.85%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (6.82%) JBoss
3 9 (6.82%) WebLogic
3 9 (6.82%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.55%) IIS
5 4 (3.03%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.03%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.52%) Apache
6 2 (1.52%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.52%) nginx
6 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.52%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.76%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 67 (50.76%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (35.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (13.64%) PaaS
4 16 (12.12%) IaaS
5 12 (9.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 12 (9.09%) Office 365
6 9 (6.82%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (6.82%) Amazon ELB
6 9 (6.82%) Amazon Glacier
6 9 (6.82%) Amazon S3
6 9 (6.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (5.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (3.03%) SaaS
10 3 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (2.27%) Datadog
10 3 (2.27%) Heroku
10 3 (2.27%) Slack
11 2 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.76%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.09%) Firewall
2 10 (7.58%) HTTP
3 5 (3.79%) Network Security
4 4 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.03%) VPN
4 4 (3.03%) Wireshark
5 3 (2.27%) Skype
6 2 (1.52%) DNS
6 2 (1.52%) MPLS
6 2 (1.52%) SSL
6 2 (1.52%) WAN
6 2 (1.52%) Wireless
7 1 (0.76%) BGP
7 1 (0.76%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.76%) Internet
7 1 (0.76%) Junos
7 1 (0.76%) LAN
7 1 (0.76%) OSPF
7 1 (0.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.82%) Amazon RDS
1 9 (6.82%) Big Data
1 9 (6.82%) Hadoop
2 7 (5.30%) Data Lake
2 7 (5.30%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.27%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.52%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.76%) BigQuery
6 1 (0.76%) Bigtable
6 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.76%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.76%) MySQL
6 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (11.36%) Jenkins
2 10 (7.58%) Subversion
3 9 (6.82%) TeamCity
4 7 (5.30%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.79%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.27%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.76%) JIRA
8 1 (0.76%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (7.58%) Finance
2 9 (6.82%) Back Office
3 6 (4.55%) Banking
4 5 (3.79%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.27%) Retail
6 1 (0.76%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.85%) Web Services
2 9 (6.82%) Middleware
3 6 (4.55%) Kafka
4 5 (3.79%) RESTful
5 3 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (2.27%) JSON
5 3 (2.27%) SAML
5 3 (2.27%) Spring
5 3 (2.27%) Spring Boot
6 2 (1.52%) .NET
7 1 (0.76%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.76%) Lambda Expressions
7 1 (0.76%) LDAP
7 1 (0.76%) OAuth
7 1 (0.76%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.76%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.91%) Cloud Native
2 11 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (5.30%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.03%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.27%) Clustering
7 2 (1.52%) Fintech
8 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.76%) BBC
8 1 (0.76%) Blog
8 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 54 (40.91%) Linux
2 33 (25.00%) Windows
3 26 (19.70%) Unix
4 12 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.79%) CentOS
6 3 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.76%) Debian
7 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (39.39%) DevOps
2 24 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (15.15%) Configuration Management
4 11 (8.33%) Deployment Automation
4 11 (8.33%) TDD
4 11 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 10 (7.58%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (7.58%) Continuous Deployment
5 10 (7.58%) High Availability
5 10 (7.58%) Scrum
5 10 (7.58%) Web Development
6 9 (6.82%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (6.82%) Software Engineering
7 8 (6.06%) Migration
8 7 (5.30%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (4.55%) Application Performance Monitoring
9 6 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (4.55%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 6 (4.55%) Load Balancing
9 6 (4.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.97%) Java
2 28 (21.21%) Python
3 14 (10.61%) PowerShell
4 10 (7.58%) Ruby
5 9 (6.82%) SQL
6 7 (5.30%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.79%) C#
8 3 (2.27%) Scala
9 2 (1.52%) Perl
10 1 (0.76%) C++
10 1 (0.76%) Java 8
10 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.76%) PHP
10 1 (0.76%) R
10 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (0.76%) CCNP
1 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (0.76%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.76%) GCP
1 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (26.52%) Docker
2 12 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.79%) HDFS
3 5 (3.79%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.76%) KVM
Systems Management
1 34 (25.76%) Terraform
2 31 (23.48%) Ansible
2 31 (23.48%) Puppet
3 22 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (11.36%) Kubernetes
5 4 (3.03%) HP ALM
5 4 (3.03%) Kibana
5 4 (3.03%) SCCM
6 2 (1.52%) logstash
7 1 (0.76%) Packer
7 1 (0.76%) WMI
7 1 (0.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.82%) Google
2 9 (6.82%) IBM
3 8 (6.06%) Cloudera
4 7 (5.30%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.79%) Citrix
5 5 (3.79%) VMware
6 4 (3.03%) Cisco
6 4 (3.03%) HP
7 3 (2.27%) Meraki
7 3 (2.27%) New Relic
7 3 (2.27%) PagerDuty
8 2 (1.52%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.52%) Juniper
8 2 (1.52%) Percona
8 2 (1.52%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.76%) F5
9 1 (0.76%) Isilon
9 1 (0.76%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.76%) Splunk