Period
to 21 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Cloud in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Public Cloud over the 6 months to 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Public Cloud
England > South East
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 204 244 273
Rank change year-on-year +40 +29 +19
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 95 146 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.88% 0.91% 0.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.96% 2.99% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 99 65
South East median daily rate £510 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £368 £360 £363
90th Percentile £654 £628 £663
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
South East median hourly rate £87.50 - £45.00
England median hourly rate £87.50 - £45.00

Public Cloud is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3,206 4,886 5,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.83% 30.53% 30.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,832 2,929 2,994
South East median daily rate £425 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.85% +8.25% -
10th Percentile £185 £239 £210
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 234 230
South East median hourly rate £30.81 £20.13 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.08% -0.30% +15.34%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.90 £10.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.95 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +9.52% -2.33% +7.93%

Public Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Public Cloud as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Public Cloud in the South East

Public Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Public Cloud in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Public Cloud in the South East

Public Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Cloud in the South East over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Public Cloud in the South East

Public Cloud
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 Public Cloud in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Public Cloud in the South East

Public Cloud
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 Public Cloud within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 February 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 -3 33 £511 -2.62% 18
Hampshire +42 31 £590 +24.21% 8
Berkshire -2 30 £520 +0.24% 14
Surrey +50 18 £473 -2.05% 14
West Sussex +27 7 £450 -16.28% 1
East Sussex +17 3 £588 - 1
Buckinghamshire +13 3 £510 -11.30%
Kent +12 3 £400 -34.96%
Public Cloud
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Public Cloud also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Public Cloud.

1 80 (84.21%) Azure
2 51 (53.68%) AWS
3 38 (40.00%) IaaS
4 37 (38.95%) Microsoft
5 30 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (31.58%) PaaS
6 28 (29.47%) DevOps
6 28 (29.47%) VMware
7 26 (27.37%) DNS
7 26 (27.37%) VMware Infrastructure
8 21 (22.11%) PowerShell
8 21 (22.11%) SaaS
9 20 (21.05%) SQL
9 20 (21.05%) Data Centre
10 19 (20.00%) Windows
11 17 (17.89%) Active Directory
11 17 (17.89%) Hyper-V
11 17 (17.89%) Office 365
12 16 (16.84%) SQL Server
13 15 (15.79%) Kubernetes
14 14 (14.74%) SCCM
15 13 (13.68%) Azure Active Directory
16 12 (12.63%) Google
16 12 (12.63%) Web Services
16 12 (12.63%) Cisco
16 12 (12.63%) GCP
17 11 (11.58%) Ansible
17 11 (11.58%) DHCP
17 11 (11.58%) Migration
17 11 (11.58%) Terraform

Public Cloud
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 (5.26%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.16%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.11%) IIS
4 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 80 (84.21%) Azure
2 51 (53.68%) AWS
3 38 (40.00%) IaaS
4 30 (31.58%) PaaS
5 21 (22.11%) SaaS
6 17 (17.89%) Office 365
7 13 (13.68%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (12.63%) GCP
9 6 (6.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 5 (5.26%) Serverless
11 4 (4.21%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (4.21%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (4.21%) GitHub
12 3 (3.16%) Power Platform
13 2 (2.11%) Azure Functions
14 1 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (1.05%) Azure Stack
14 1 (1.05%) NuGet
14 1 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (27.37%) DNS
2 11 (11.58%) DHCP
3 10 (10.53%) Firewall
3 10 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 8 (8.42%) VPN
5 6 (6.32%) Skype
6 5 (5.26%) IPsec
7 4 (4.21%) Internet
7 4 (4.21%) Network Security
7 4 (4.21%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (4.21%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (4.21%) Unified Communications
8 3 (3.16%) LAN
8 3 (3.16%) SAN
8 3 (3.16%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (3.16%) WAN
9 2 (2.11%) 802.11
9 2 (2.11%) HTTP
9 2 (2.11%) ICMP
9 2 (2.11%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (3.16%) Power BI
3 2 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.11%) Redis
3 2 (2.11%) Snowflake Schema
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.05%) Big Data
4 1 (1.05%) BigQuery
4 1 (1.05%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.05%) OLAP
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (1.05%) Semantic Layer
4 1 (1.05%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.21%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.11%) CircleCI
3 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.05%) GoCD
4 1 (1.05%) JIRA
4 1 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.05%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (9.47%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.42%) Finance
3 3 (3.16%) Legal
4 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.11%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.05%) Automotive
5 1 (1.05%) Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Billing
5 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (33.68%) Architect
2 13 (13.68%) Solutions Architect
3 12 (12.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (10.53%) Azure Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) Cloud Architect
5 9 (9.47%) Consultant
5 9 (9.47%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (8.42%) Azure Architect
6 8 (8.42%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (8.42%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 7 (7.37%) Cloud Consultant
7 7 (7.37%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
8 6 (6.32%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.26%) Azure Consultant
9 5 (5.26%) DBA
9 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) Network Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) SQL DBA
10 4 (4.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.63%) Web Services
2 10 (10.53%) .NET
3 4 (4.21%) .NET Core
4 3 (3.16%) Software Packaging
5 2 (2.11%) 802.1X
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.05%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.05%) JSON
6 1 (1.05%) Node.js
6 1 (1.05%) React
6 1 (1.05%) REST
6 1 (1.05%) RESTful
6 1 (1.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.53%) Private Cloud
3 7 (7.37%) Replication
4 5 (5.26%) Clustering
5 4 (4.21%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Licensing
6 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (3.16%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.11%) Life Science
8 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.05%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.05%) Frameworx
8 1 (1.05%) Smart City
8 1 (1.05%) TM Forum
8 1 (1.05%) User Experience
8 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.05%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.00%) Windows
2 10 (10.53%) Linux
3 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.16%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.05%) Unix
5 1 (1.05%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (29.47%) DevOps
3 11 (11.58%) Deployment Automation
3 11 (11.58%) Migration
4 9 (9.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (9.47%) Microservices
5 8 (8.42%) Customer Requirements
5 8 (8.42%) Scrum
5 8 (8.42%) The Twelve-Factor App
6 7 (7.37%) Analytics
6 7 (7.37%) Load Balancing
6 7 (7.37%) SOA
7 6 (6.32%) ITIL
7 6 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.32%) Waterfall
8 5 (5.26%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
8 5 (5.26%) Service Design
8 5 (5.26%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.11%) PowerShell
2 20 (21.05%) SQL
3 8 (8.42%) C#
3 8 (8.42%) Python
4 6 (6.32%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.16%) C
6 2 (2.11%) C++
6 2 (2.11%) Java
6 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (6.32%) Degree
2 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.26%) MCSE
3 5 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.21%) CCNA
4 4 (4.21%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.16%) CCIE
6 2 (2.11%) CISSP
6 2 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.05%) CISA
7 1 (1.05%) CISM
7 1 (1.05%) IISP
7 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.05%) MCSA
7 1 (1.05%) MCSD
7 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) QA
2 5 (5.26%) GDPR
3 3 (3.16%) GxP
3 3 (3.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.05%) HIPAA
5 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.05%) NIST
5 1 (1.05%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (27.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (17.89%) Active Directory
2 17 (17.89%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.42%) Docker
4 4 (4.21%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.05%) vCloud
5 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (15.79%) Kubernetes
2 14 (14.74%) SCCM
3 11 (11.58%) Ansible
3 11 (11.58%) Terraform
4 8 (8.42%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.16%) Puppet
6 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.11%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.05%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (1.05%) SCOM
7 1 (1.05%) SCSM
Vendors
1 37 (38.95%) Microsoft
2 28 (29.47%) VMware
3 12 (12.63%) Cisco
3 12 (12.63%) Google
4 5 (5.26%) Oracle
5 4 (4.21%) Juniper
6 3 (3.16%) ArcSight
6 3 (3.16%) Barracuda Networks
6 3 (3.16%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.16%) CyberArk
6 3 (3.16%) F5
6 3 (3.16%) Fortinet
6 3 (3.16%) HP
6 3 (3.16%) Infoblox
6 3 (3.16%) Nokia
6 3 (3.16%) Qualys
6 3 (3.16%) SolarWinds
6 3 (3.16%) Splunk
6 3 (3.16%) Symantec
6 3 (3.16%) Trend Micro