Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 257 312
Rank change year-on-year -19 +55 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 115 107 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.70% 0.66% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.69% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 70 50
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.36% +0.28%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £348
90th Percentile £610 £675 £775
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £41.50 -
% change year-on-year +32.53% - -

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 15,639 15,449 16,222
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 94.68% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,366 9,162 9,754
South East median daily rate £425 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +2.63% +5.26%
10th Percentile £260 £240 £235
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 678 619 750
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -8.21% +12.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +7.04%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +7 69 £488 +4.84% 14
Berkshire +15 27 £430 -11.79% 4
Buckinghamshire +14 26 £550 +15.68% 1
West Sussex +10 21 £537 +43.27% 1
Oxfordshire +3 16 £434 -6.72% 9
Surrey -41 11 £605 +21.00% 4
East Sussex - 7 £375 - 2
Hampshire -15 5 £450 -10.00% 1
Middlesex +10 1 £412 -24.40%
Kent +5 1 £625 -3.85%
Cloud Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 (58.26%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (46.96%) DevOps
3 45 (39.13%) Linux
4 42 (36.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 34 (29.57%) Docker
6 33 (28.70%) Terraform
7 31 (26.96%) Puppet
8 25 (21.74%) Ansible
9 24 (20.87%) Kubernetes
10 23 (20.00%) Python
11 22 (19.13%) Windows
12 21 (18.26%) Unix
12 21 (18.26%) Cloud Foundry
12 21 (18.26%) Cloud Native
12 21 (18.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 17 (14.78%) Elasticsearch
13 17 (14.78%) PaaS
14 16 (13.91%) Continuous Delivery
14 16 (13.91%) Java
15 15 (13.04%) Deployment Automation
15 15 (13.04%) PowerShell
16 14 (12.17%) IaaS
16 14 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (11.30%) Amazon Glacier
18 11 (9.57%) Opscode Chef
18 11 (9.57%) Finance
18 11 (9.57%) Microsoft
19 10 (8.70%) Red Hat
19 10 (8.70%) Firewall
19 10 (8.70%) Google

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 21 (18.26%) Cloud Foundry
2 17 (14.78%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.48%) IIS
3 4 (3.48%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.74%) Apache
4 2 (1.74%) JBoss
4 2 (1.74%) nginx
4 2 (1.74%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.74%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.87%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.87%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.87%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 67 (58.26%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (36.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (14.78%) PaaS
4 14 (12.17%) IaaS
5 13 (11.30%) Amazon Glacier
6 10 (8.70%) Office 365
7 7 (6.09%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (4.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (3.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (3.48%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (3.48%) SaaS
10 3 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (2.61%) Datadog
10 3 (2.61%) Heroku
10 3 (2.61%) Slack
11 2 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.74%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (1.74%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.87%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.70%) Firewall
2 5 (4.35%) LAN
2 5 (4.35%) Network Security
3 4 (3.48%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.61%) DNS
4 3 (2.61%) VPN
4 3 (2.61%) WAN
4 3 (2.61%) Wireless
5 2 (1.74%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.74%) MPLS
5 2 (1.74%) Skype
5 2 (1.74%) SSL
6 1 (0.87%) BGP
6 1 (0.87%) DHCP
6 1 (0.87%) HTTP
6 1 (0.87%) Internet
6 1 (0.87%) IPsec
6 1 (0.87%) L2TP
6 1 (0.87%) OSPF
6 1 (0.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.48%) Hadoop
1 4 (3.48%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.61%) Big Data
3 2 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.74%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.74%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.87%) BigQuery
4 1 (0.87%) Bigtable
4 1 (0.87%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.87%) MySQL
4 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Git (software)
1 8 (6.96%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.35%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.61%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.74%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.74%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.87%) JIRA
5 1 (0.87%) Selenium
5 1 (0.87%) Subversion
5 1 (0.87%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (9.57%) Finance
2 5 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (1.74%) Back Office
3 2 (1.74%) Publishing
3 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.87%) Advertising
4 1 (0.87%) Law
4 1 (0.87%) Marketing
4 1 (0.87%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.96%) Web Services
2 4 (3.48%) JSON
3 3 (2.61%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (2.61%) SAML
3 3 (2.61%) Spring
3 3 (2.61%) Spring Boot
4 2 (1.74%) .NET
4 2 (1.74%) Middleware
4 2 (1.74%) OAuth
5 1 (0.87%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.87%) Lambda Expressions
5 1 (0.87%) LDAP
5 1 (0.87%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.87%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.87%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.26%) Cloud Native
2 7 (6.09%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (5.22%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.48%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.61%) Clustering
7 2 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.87%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.87%) BBC
8 1 (0.87%) Blog
8 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.87%) Fintech
8 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.87%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.87%) User Experience
8 1 (0.87%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 45 (39.13%) Linux
2 22 (19.13%) Windows
3 21 (18.26%) Unix
4 7 (6.09%) CentOS
4 7 (6.09%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.61%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.74%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.87%) Debian
8 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (46.96%) DevOps
2 21 (18.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (13.91%) Continuous Delivery
4 15 (13.04%) Deployment Automation
5 14 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (8.70%) High Availability
7 9 (7.83%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (7.83%) Migration
7 9 (7.83%) TDD
8 8 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (6.09%) Load Balancing
9 7 (6.09%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (5.22%) Software Engineering
11 5 (4.35%) Microservices
12 4 (3.48%) Configuration Management
12 4 (3.48%) Critical Thinking
12 4 (3.48%) Pair Programming
12 4 (3.48%) Penetration Testing
12 4 (3.48%) Performance Monitoring
12 4 (3.48%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.00%) Python
2 16 (13.91%) Java
3 15 (13.04%) PowerShell
4 9 (7.83%) Ruby
5 7 (6.09%) SQL
6 6 (5.22%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.35%) C#
8 2 (1.74%) Perl
8 2 (1.74%) Scala
9 1 (0.87%) C++
9 1 (0.87%) Java 8
9 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.87%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (4.35%) CCNP
1 5 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.48%) CCNA
3 2 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.74%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.74%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.87%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.87%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.87%) Degree
4 1 (0.87%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.87%) QA
1 1 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (29.57%) Docker
2 7 (6.09%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.61%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.87%) KVM
Systems Management
1 33 (28.70%) Terraform
2 31 (26.96%) Puppet
3 25 (21.74%) Ansible
4 24 (20.87%) Kubernetes
5 11 (9.57%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (4.35%) SCCM
7 4 (3.48%) Kibana
8 2 (1.74%) logstash
9 1 (0.87%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.87%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.87%) Packer
9 1 (0.87%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (9.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.70%) Google
2 10 (8.70%) Red Hat
3 7 (6.09%) VMware
4 5 (4.35%) SAP
5 4 (3.48%) Cisco
6 3 (2.61%) Citrix
6 3 (2.61%) New Relic
6 3 (2.61%) PagerDuty
7 2 (1.74%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.74%) IBM
7 2 (1.74%) Ivanti
7 2 (1.74%) Juniper
7 2 (1.74%) Meraki
7 2 (1.74%) Percona
7 2 (1.74%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.87%) HP
8 1 (0.87%) Isilon
8 1 (0.87%) NetApp
8 1 (0.87%) Proofpoint