Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 279 247 314
Rank change year-on-year -32 +67 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 104 129 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 0.77% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.81% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 81 40
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.68% +4.41%
10th Percentile £371 £363 £325
90th Percentile £610 £675 £539
England median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £82.25 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year +91.28% - -

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 15,937 15,872 15,299
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.39% 93.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,616 9,460 9,085
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £255 £240 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £551
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 624 778
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.08% +7.53%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.29
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.16 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -4 57 £450 -10.00% 16
Berkshire -8 28 £494 -5.95% 7
Oxfordshire +3 17 £401 -13.71% 6
West Sussex 0 17 £537 +43.27%
Surrey -30 14 £600 +9.09% 4
Buckinghamshire +4 12 £550 +9.90% 3
Hampshire -19 8 £488 +21.88% 4
East Sussex - 6 £500 - 1
Kent -1 1 £625 -3.85% 4
Cloud Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 64 (61.54%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (51.92%) DevOps
3 48 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 36 (34.62%) Linux
5 34 (32.69%) Docker
6 27 (25.96%) Terraform
7 26 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 24 (23.08%) Kubernetes
9 21 (20.19%) Cloud Native
9 21 (20.19%) Ansible
10 20 (19.23%) Puppet
10 20 (19.23%) Unix
11 18 (17.31%) Python
11 18 (17.31%) IaaS
12 17 (16.35%) Continuous Delivery
12 17 (16.35%) PaaS
12 17 (16.35%) PowerShell
13 15 (14.42%) Elasticsearch
13 15 (14.42%) Microsoft
13 15 (14.42%) Deployment Automation
14 14 (13.46%) Jenkins
14 14 (13.46%) Visual Studio Team System
15 13 (12.50%) Git (software)
15 13 (12.50%) Amazon Glacier
16 11 (10.58%) Public Cloud
16 11 (10.58%) SC Cleared
16 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
16 11 (10.58%) Windows
17 10 (9.62%) Red Hat
18 9 (8.65%) Firewall

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 15 (14.42%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (7.69%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (2.88%) Apache
3 3 (2.88%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.88%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.92%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.96%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.96%) IIS
5 1 (0.96%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 64 (61.54%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (17.31%) IaaS
4 17 (16.35%) PaaS
5 13 (12.50%) Amazon Glacier
6 8 (7.69%) SaaS
7 7 (6.73%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (4.81%) Office 365
9 3 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (2.88%) Serverless
10 2 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.92%) Amazon S3
10 2 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.92%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (1.92%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 2 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.96%) G Suite
11 1 (0.96%) Route 53
11 1 (0.96%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.65%) Firewall
2 5 (4.81%) LAN
3 3 (2.88%) MPLS
3 3 (2.88%) WAN
3 3 (2.88%) Wireless
4 2 (1.92%) BGP
4 2 (1.92%) DNS
4 2 (1.92%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.92%) VPN
5 1 (0.96%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.96%) DHCP
5 1 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.96%) IPsec
5 1 (0.96%) Junos
5 1 (0.96%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.96%) L2TP
5 1 (0.96%) OSPF
5 1 (0.96%) SNMP
5 1 (0.96%) VLAN
5 1 (0.96%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.77%) Hadoop
1 6 (5.77%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.81%) Big Data
2 5 (4.81%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (3.85%) Data Lake
4 3 (2.88%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (2.88%) MySQL
5 2 (1.92%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.92%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (1.92%) Impala
5 2 (1.92%) Spatial Data
6 1 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.96%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (13.46%) Jenkins
1 14 (13.46%) Visual Studio Team System
2 13 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.85%) JIRA
3 4 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (2.88%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.92%) git-flow
6 1 (0.96%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.96%) GitLab
6 1 (0.96%) GoCD
6 1 (0.96%) Selenium
6 1 (0.96%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (6.73%) Finance
2 3 (2.88%) Retail
3 2 (1.92%) Publishing
3 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.96%) Advertising
4 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.65%) JSON
2 4 (3.85%) OAuth
2 4 (3.85%) Web Services
3 3 (2.88%) OpenID
4 2 (1.92%) .NET
4 2 (1.92%) .NET Core
4 2 (1.92%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.96%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.96%) Lambda Expressions
5 1 (0.96%) Node.js
5 1 (0.96%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.96%) Spring
5 1 (0.96%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.96%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.19%) Cloud Native
2 11 (10.58%) Public Cloud
3 8 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.88%) Clustering
6 2 (1.92%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.92%) Fintech
6 2 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.96%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.96%) BBC
7 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.96%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.96%) RIA
7 1 (0.96%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 36 (34.62%) Linux
2 20 (19.23%) Unix
3 11 (10.58%) Windows
4 6 (5.77%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.85%) CentOS
5 4 (3.85%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.92%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (51.92%) DevOps
2 26 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 17 (16.35%) Continuous Delivery
4 15 (14.42%) Deployment Automation
5 9 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (8.65%) IT Strategy
6 8 (7.69%) Migration
6 8 (7.69%) OWASP
7 7 (6.73%) Active Listening
7 7 (6.73%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (5.77%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (5.77%) High Availability
9 5 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (4.81%) Cryptography
9 5 (4.81%) Data Encryption
9 5 (4.81%) Data Protection
9 5 (4.81%) Microservices
10 4 (3.85%) Critical Thinking
10 4 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (3.85%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.31%) Python
2 17 (16.35%) PowerShell
3 8 (7.69%) SQL
4 7 (6.73%) Java
5 5 (4.81%) Ruby
6 3 (2.88%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.88%) Perl
7 1 (0.96%) Java 8
7 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.96%) PHP
7 1 (0.96%) R
7 1 (0.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) SC Cleared
1 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.81%) CCNP
2 5 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (3.85%) CCNA
3 4 (3.85%) CISSP
4 3 (2.88%) AWS Certification
4 3 (2.88%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (1.92%) Degree
5 2 (1.92%) MCSE
5 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.92%) VCP6
5 2 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.96%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) GDPR
2 2 (1.92%) QA
3 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (32.69%) Docker
2 5 (4.81%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.88%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.92%) KVM
4 2 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.96%) BIND 9
5 1 (0.96%) NFS
5 1 (0.96%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 27 (25.96%) Terraform
2 24 (23.08%) Kubernetes
3 21 (20.19%) Ansible
4 20 (19.23%) Puppet
5 9 (8.65%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.92%) Kibana
7 1 (0.96%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.96%) Packer
7 1 (0.96%) Salt
7 1 (0.96%) SCCM
7 1 (0.96%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (14.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.62%) Red Hat
3 6 (5.77%) VMware
4 5 (4.81%) Google
4 5 (4.81%) SAP
5 4 (3.85%) Cisco
6 2 (1.92%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.92%) Juniper
6 2 (1.92%) Mirantis
6 2 (1.92%) Virgin Media
7 1 (0.96%) Dell
7 1 (0.96%) EMC
7 1 (0.96%) F5
7 1 (0.96%) Meraki
7 1 (0.96%) NetApp
7 1 (0.96%) Okta
7 1 (0.96%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.96%) Proofpoint
7 1 (0.96%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.96%) Splunk