Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 175 203 305
Rank change year-on-year +28 +102 -15
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 59 177 71
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.82% 1.21% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.72% 3.98% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 133 51
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +20.48%
10th Percentile £379 £363 £363
90th Percentile £664 £630 £688
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £87.50 - -
England median hourly rate £53.75 £70.00 £30.77
% change year-on-year -23.21% +127.49% -52.66%

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 2,170 4,449 5,153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.23% 30.37% 30.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,196 2,631 2,946
Median daily rate £425 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +4.12% +6.25%
10th Percentile £185 £260 £228
90th Percentile £591 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £470
% change year-on-year - +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 228 252
Median hourly rate £31.00 £18.35 £28.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.98% -35.35% +69.40%
10th Percentile £13.06 £11.85 £10.20
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.73
Median hourly rate £27.18 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +29.40% -4.55% +10.29%

Public Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Public Cloud as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for Public Cloud in the South East

Public Cloud
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Public Cloud in the South East over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Public Cloud in the South East

Public Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

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 27 May 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
Hampshire +77 34 £575 +7.73% 11
Thames Valley -4 14 £510 +13.33% 3
Berkshire -14 10 £525 +11.70% 1
Surrey +37 8 £425 -17.70%
Buckinghamshire +32 4 £499 -4.09% 1
East Sussex +30 1 - -
West Sussex +30 1 - -
Kent +17 1 £400 -36.51% 1
Public Cloud
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 45 (76.27%) Azure
2 37 (62.71%) AWS
3 31 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (37.29%) IaaS
5 20 (33.90%) Microsoft
6 19 (32.20%) DevOps
6 19 (32.20%) PaaS
7 14 (23.73%) Windows
8 12 (20.34%) VMware
9 11 (18.64%) Linux
9 11 (18.64%) Technical Leadership
10 10 (16.95%) PowerShell
11 9 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (15.25%) SaaS
12 8 (13.56%) Office 365
12 8 (13.56%) Data Centre
12 8 (13.56%) Python
12 8 (13.56%) SQL
12 8 (13.56%) Terraform
13 7 (11.86%) The Twelve-Factor App
13 7 (11.86%) SOA
13 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
13 7 (11.86%) QA
13 7 (11.86%) Hyper-V
13 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
14 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
14 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (10.17%) Kubernetes
14 6 (10.17%) Ansible
14 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management

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 4 (6.78%) CMS
2 1 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.69%) Confluence
2 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Chatbot
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 45 (76.27%) Azure
2 37 (62.71%) AWS
3 22 (37.29%) IaaS
4 19 (32.20%) PaaS
5 9 (15.25%) SaaS
6 8 (13.56%) Office 365
7 5 (8.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (5.08%) GCP
8 3 (5.08%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.69%) Azure Functions
9 1 (1.69%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) DHCP
1 4 (6.78%) DNS
1 4 (6.78%) LAN
1 4 (6.78%) Unified Communications
1 4 (6.78%) WAN
2 3 (5.08%) Firewall
3 2 (3.39%) ICMP
3 2 (3.39%) SAN
3 2 (3.39%) Skype
3 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.39%) VSAN
3 2 (3.39%) Wireless
4 1 (1.69%) 5G
4 1 (1.69%) 802.11
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.69%) IPsec
4 1 (1.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (5.08%) Power BI
1 3 (5.08%) Snowflake Schema
2 2 (3.39%) Big Data
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.69%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.69%) OLAP
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (1.69%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.69%) Semantic Layer
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.39%) JIRA
2 2 (3.39%) JMeter
2 2 (3.39%) Selenium
3 1 (1.69%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (6.78%) Public Sector
2 2 (3.39%) Automotive
2 2 (3.39%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (37.29%) Architect
2 10 (16.95%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (13.56%) Azure Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Azure Architect
4 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (8.47%) Cloud Architect
5 5 (8.47%) Developer
5 5 (8.47%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (5.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Network Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) .NET
2 5 (8.47%) RESTful
2 5 (8.47%) Web Services
3 3 (5.08%) Software Packaging
4 2 (3.39%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.39%) CSS
4 2 (3.39%) HTML
4 2 (3.39%) React
5 1 (1.69%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.69%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.69%) Apache Flex
5 1 (1.69%) Flash
5 1 (1.69%) Java EE
5 1 (1.69%) JSF
5 1 (1.69%) JSON
5 1 (1.69%) OpenLayers
5 1 (1.69%) SAPUI5
5 1 (1.69%) Spring
5 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.47%) Clustering
3 5 (8.47%) User Experience
4 4 (6.78%) Client/Server
4 4 (6.78%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.39%) Life Science
5 2 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.69%) PKI
6 1 (1.69%) Replication
6 1 (1.69%) Smart City
6 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.73%) Windows
2 11 (18.64%) Linux
3 4 (6.78%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.69%) CentOS
5 1 (1.69%) Unix
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.20%) DevOps
3 11 (18.64%) Technical Leadership
4 7 (11.86%) SOA
4 7 (11.86%) The Twelve-Factor App
5 6 (10.17%) ETL
5 6 (10.17%) ITIL
5 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.47%) Analytics
6 5 (8.47%) BDD
6 5 (8.47%) Data Management
6 5 (8.47%) Migration
6 5 (8.47%) Scrum
6 5 (8.47%) Test Automation
7 4 (6.78%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.78%) Content Management
7 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (6.78%) Microservices
7 4 (6.78%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (5.08%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.95%) PowerShell
2 8 (13.56%) Python
2 8 (13.56%) SQL
3 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.39%) C#
4 2 (3.39%) Java
4 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) Degree
3 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.78%) MCSE
4 4 (6.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (5.08%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.39%) CISSP
7 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.69%) CISA
7 1 (1.69%) CISM
7 1 (1.69%) IISP
7 1 (1.69%) MCSA
7 1 (1.69%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) QA
2 3 (5.08%) GxP
2 3 (5.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (3.39%) GDPR
3 2 (3.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.69%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.69%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.86%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.78%) Docker
3 4 (6.78%) vSphere
4 2 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.39%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) Terraform
2 6 (10.17%) Ansible
2 6 (10.17%) Kubernetes
3 4 (6.78%) SCCM
4 3 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.08%) Puppet
4 3 (5.08%) SCOM
4 3 (5.08%) SCVMM
5 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.69%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.69%) SCSM
6 1 (1.69%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (33.90%) Microsoft
2 12 (20.34%) VMware
3 5 (8.47%) Cisco
3 5 (8.47%) Google
4 3 (5.08%) Citrix
4 3 (5.08%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.39%) ArcSight
5 2 (3.39%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (3.39%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.39%) CrowdStrike
5 2 (3.39%) CyberArk
5 2 (3.39%) Databricks
5 2 (3.39%) Fortinet
5 2 (3.39%) HP
5 2 (3.39%) Juniper
5 2 (3.39%) Qualys
5 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.39%) Splunk
5 2 (3.39%) Symantec
5 2 (3.39%) Trend Micro