Period
to 8 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 233 254 263
Rank change year-on-year +21 +9 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 43 132 117
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.84% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.89% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 89 65
Median daily rate £538 £490 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.69% -2.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £386 £394 £329
90th Percentile £701 £600 £625
England median daily rate £550 £535 £530
% change year-on-year +2.80% +0.94% +10.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £80.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £89.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -61.00% +156.43% -12.50%

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 8,979 14,881 15,890
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.88% 94.46% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,266 9,016 9,316
Median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £256
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 558 615 614
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +10.79% +3.57%
10th Percentile £12.18 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.83 £51.15 £50.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.27% -

Cloud Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Cloud Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cloud Engineer in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Cloud Engineer in the South East

Cloud Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cloud Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cloud Engineer in the South East

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cloud Engineer in the South East.

Hourly rate trend 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 8 April 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 -22 21 £500 - 12
Berkshire +2 16 £475 -9.52% 5
Surrey +59 10 £600 +33.33% 3
Hampshire +53 10 £513 +5.13% 3
Oxfordshire +5 4 £575 +36.90% 3
East Sussex +23 1 £513 -2.38%
Kent +16 1 £685 +8.73%
Buckinghamshire +8 1 - - 4
Cloud Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 22 (51.16%) AWS
2 19 (44.19%) DevOps
3 15 (34.88%) Azure
3 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (30.23%) Docker
4 13 (30.23%) Terraform
5 12 (27.91%) Kubernetes
5 12 (27.91%) Ansible
5 12 (27.91%) Python
6 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
7 10 (23.26%) SaaS
7 10 (23.26%) Windows
8 9 (20.93%) Linux
8 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
9 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
9 8 (18.60%) Configuration Management
9 8 (18.60%) Puppet
10 7 (16.28%) IaaS
10 7 (16.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (16.28%) MySQL
11 6 (13.95%) Amazon S3
11 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
11 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
11 6 (13.95%) Migration
11 6 (13.95%) Public Cloud
11 6 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (13.95%) Microservices
12 5 (11.63%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (11.63%) MongoDB
12 5 (11.63%) Open Source

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 5 (11.63%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (6.98%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.65%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.65%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (4.65%) GemFire
3 2 (4.65%) nginx
3 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.33%) Apache
4 1 (2.33%) IIS
4 1 (2.33%) JBoss
4 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (51.16%) AWS
2 15 (34.88%) Azure
3 10 (23.26%) SaaS
4 7 (16.28%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (16.28%) IaaS
5 6 (13.95%) Amazon S3
6 5 (11.63%) GitHub
6 5 (11.63%) PaaS
7 4 (9.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (9.30%) Office 365
8 3 (6.98%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (6.98%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (4.65%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (4.65%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (4.65%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (4.65%) OpenShift
10 1 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (2.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (2.33%) GCP
10 1 (2.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) DNS
1 4 (9.30%) Firewall
1 4 (9.30%) Internet
1 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
1 4 (9.30%) Wireless
2 3 (6.98%) VPN
3 2 (4.65%) DHCP
3 2 (4.65%) DSL
3 2 (4.65%) NAS
3 2 (4.65%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (4.65%) SAN
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.33%) Junos
4 1 (2.33%) MPLS
4 1 (2.33%) Skype
4 1 (2.33%) SSL
4 1 (2.33%) tcpdump
4 1 (2.33%) VLAN
4 1 (2.33%) VPLS
4 1 (2.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) MySQL
2 5 (11.63%) MongoDB
2 5 (11.63%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (9.30%) MariaDB
3 4 (9.30%) Redis
4 2 (4.65%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.33%) Blockchain
5 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.33%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.98%) GitLab
4 2 (4.65%) Artifactory
4 2 (4.65%) CircleCI
4 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.65%) Liquibase
4 2 (4.65%) Protractor
4 2 (4.65%) Selenium
4 2 (4.65%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Electronics
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.33%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) Node.js
2 3 (6.98%) Keycloak
2 3 (6.98%) Web Services
3 2 (4.65%) .NET
3 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.65%) Kafka
3 2 (4.65%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (4.65%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (4.65%) WireMock
4 1 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.33%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (2.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Public Cloud
2 4 (9.30%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (6.98%) Cloud Native
4 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.65%) Replication
4 2 (4.65%) User Experience
5 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.33%) Clustering
5 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.33%) PKI
5 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 9 (20.93%) Linux
3 4 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.98%) Windows 10
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.33%) CentOS
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) DevOps
2 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (18.60%) Configuration Management
4 6 (13.95%) Microservices
4 6 (13.95%) Migration
5 5 (11.63%) Identity Management
5 5 (11.63%) Open Source
6 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure as Code
6 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
7 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
7 3 (6.98%) Scrum
7 3 (6.98%) Security Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.65%) Information Assurance
8 2 (4.65%) Kanban
8 2 (4.65%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (4.65%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) Python
2 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.30%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.98%) Java
4 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.98%) SQL
5 2 (4.65%) C#
5 2 (4.65%) Go
5 2 (4.65%) Groovy
5 2 (4.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.30%) Degree
4 2 (4.65%) AWS Certification
5 1 (2.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.33%) MCSA
5 1 (2.33%) MCSE
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 13 (30.23%) Docker
2 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.33%) NFS
3 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (30.23%) Terraform
2 12 (27.91%) Ansible
2 12 (27.91%) Kubernetes
3 8 (18.60%) Puppet
4 6 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (6.98%) Kibana
5 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (6.98%) Sysdig
6 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.33%) HAProxy
6 1 (2.33%) logstash
6 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.33%) SCCM
6 1 (2.33%) SCOM
6 1 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.65%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.33%) ArcSight
5 1 (2.33%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (2.33%) Cadence
5 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.33%) CrowdStrike
5 1 (2.33%) CyberArk
5 1 (2.33%) McAfee
5 1 (2.33%) Mercator
5 1 (2.33%) Proofpoint
5 1 (2.33%) Qualys
5 1 (2.33%) Splunk
5 1 (2.33%) Symantec
5 1 (2.33%) Trend Micro
5 1 (2.33%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) Workday
5 1 (2.33%) Zscaler