Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 212 293 291
Rank change year-on-year +81 -2 +34
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 156 88 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.10% 0.54% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.65% 1.72% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 67 32
South East median daily rate £550 £538 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +24.28% -8.95%
10th Percentile £375 £410 £364
90th Percentile £636 £715 £681
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.50 - £65.00

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 4,275 5,129 4,809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.04% 31.27% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,503 3,004 2,743
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £260 £213
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 234 236
South East median hourly rate £33.00 £21.50 £19.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.49% +12.29% -16.75%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.77 £11.25
90th Percentile £79.00 £50.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.34 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.95% +2.50% -

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 +25 58 £513 -4.65% 13
Berkshire +32 55 £516 +8.68% 9
Hampshire +26 47 £550 +10.00% 10
Surrey +45 30 £550 -2.22% 8
Kent - 9 £515 - 1
West Sussex +19 6 £388 -27.91% 1
Middlesex - 5 £610 -
Buckinghamshire +19 2 - - 2
Oxfordshire +10 2 £700 - 2
Public Cloud
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 111 (71.15%) Azure
2 79 (50.64%) AWS
3 67 (42.95%) DevOps
4 60 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 57 (36.54%) IaaS
6 52 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (30.13%) Data Centre
8 44 (28.21%) DNS
8 44 (28.21%) Windows
9 43 (27.56%) PaaS
10 39 (25.00%) VMware
11 37 (23.72%) Active Directory
12 35 (22.44%) Python
13 33 (21.15%) Migration
14 32 (20.51%) Cisco
15 31 (19.87%) Linux
16 30 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
17 29 (18.59%) PowerShell
17 29 (18.59%) Terraform
18 28 (17.95%) Office 365
19 25 (16.03%) Degree
19 25 (16.03%) Firewall
20 24 (15.38%) Web Services
21 23 (14.74%) Computer Science
21 23 (14.74%) AWS CloudFormation
21 23 (14.74%) Skype
22 22 (14.10%) Hyper-V
22 22 (14.10%) DHCP
23 21 (13.46%) Telecoms
23 21 (13.46%) Ansible

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 17 (10.90%) Skype for Business
2 7 (4.49%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.92%) IIS
5 2 (1.28%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.28%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.64%) Apache
6 1 (0.64%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.64%) Confluence
6 1 (0.64%) Hyperledger
6 1 (0.64%) Mule
6 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 111 (71.15%) Azure
2 79 (50.64%) AWS
3 57 (36.54%) IaaS
4 43 (27.56%) PaaS
5 28 (17.95%) Office 365
6 23 (14.74%) AWS CloudFormation
7 18 (11.54%) GCP
8 13 (8.33%) SaaS
9 11 (7.05%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (4.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (4.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 7 (4.49%) GitHub
11 5 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (3.21%) Serverless
12 4 (2.56%) AWS CloudTrail
12 4 (2.56%) OpenShift
13 3 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (1.28%) Azure Functions
14 2 (1.28%) Power Platform
15 1 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (28.21%) DNS
2 25 (16.03%) Firewall
3 23 (14.74%) Skype
4 22 (14.10%) DHCP
5 15 (9.62%) WAN
6 14 (8.97%) TCP/IP
7 12 (7.69%) VPN
8 11 (7.05%) LAN
8 11 (7.05%) Network Security
9 9 (5.77%) Radio Access Network
10 8 (5.13%) Software-Defined Networking
10 8 (5.13%) Wireless
11 7 (4.49%) Internet
12 6 (3.85%) BGP
12 6 (3.85%) Cisco IPT
12 6 (3.85%) IPsec
12 6 (3.85%) iSCSI
12 6 (3.85%) PABX
12 6 (3.85%) Unified Communications
12 6 (3.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.92%) Big Data
2 3 (1.92%) BigQuery
2 3 (1.92%) Geospatial Data
2 3 (1.92%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.92%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.28%) MySQL
3 2 (1.28%) Redis
3 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.64%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.64%) GIS
4 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.64%) NewSQL
4 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 13 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.28%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.28%) JMeter
4 2 (1.28%) Selenium
4 2 (1.28%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.64%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.64%) Emacs
5 1 (0.64%) GoCD
5 1 (0.64%) Gradle
5 1 (0.64%) JIRA
5 1 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (13.46%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.05%) Finance
3 4 (2.56%) Banking
4 3 (1.92%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.28%) Billing
5 2 (1.28%) Marketing
6 1 (0.64%) Advertising
6 1 (0.64%) Electronics
6 1 (0.64%) Legal
6 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (42.31%) Architect
2 33 (21.15%) Cloud Engineer
3 17 (10.90%) Azure Engineer
4 16 (10.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (10.26%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
5 13 (8.33%) Azure Architect
5 13 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
5 13 (8.33%) Lead Architect
6 10 (6.41%) Consultant
6 10 (6.41%) Network Architect
7 9 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (5.13%) IP Architect
8 8 (5.13%) Office 365 Architect
9 7 (4.49%) Senior Architect
10 6 (3.85%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.85%) Voice Architect
11 5 (3.21%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 5 (3.21%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.38%) Web Services
2 14 (8.97%) Node.js
3 10 (6.41%) OAuth
3 10 (6.41%) SAML
4 9 (5.77%) OpenID
5 8 (5.13%) .NET
6 5 (3.21%) JSON
6 5 (3.21%) RESTful
7 3 (1.92%) 802.1X
8 2 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.28%) Spring
9 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.64%) Akka
9 1 (0.64%) Java EE
9 1 (0.64%) Kafka
9 1 (0.64%) LAMP
9 1 (0.64%) LDAP
9 1 (0.64%) Middleware
9 1 (0.64%) Pandas
9 1 (0.64%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 47 (30.13%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.33%) Cloud Native
2 13 (8.33%) Virtual Team
3 12 (7.69%) Replication
4 11 (7.05%) User Experience
5 9 (5.77%) Private Cloud
6 7 (4.49%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.21%) Client/Server
7 5 (3.21%) Clustering
7 5 (3.21%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (0.64%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.64%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.64%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.64%) Smart City
9 1 (0.64%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 44 (28.21%) Windows
2 31 (19.87%) Linux
3 12 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (5.77%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.49%) Unix
6 6 (3.85%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.64%) CentOS
8 1 (0.64%) Debian
8 1 (0.64%) Fedora
8 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (42.95%) DevOps
2 52 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (21.15%) Migration
4 23 (14.74%) Computer Science
5 17 (10.90%) ITIL
6 16 (10.26%) Load Balancing
7 15 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 14 (8.97%) Technical Leadership
9 13 (8.33%) DevSecOps
9 13 (8.33%) Network Architecture
9 13 (8.33%) Scrum
10 12 (7.69%) Information Security
10 12 (7.69%) Infrastructure as Code
10 12 (7.69%) Thought Leadership
11 11 (7.05%) Analytics
11 11 (7.05%) Configuration Management
11 11 (7.05%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (7.05%) Enterprise Architecture
11 11 (7.05%) Server Virtualisation
12 10 (6.41%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 35 (22.44%) Python
2 29 (18.59%) PowerShell
3 19 (12.18%) Bash Shell
4 13 (8.33%) SQL
5 11 (7.05%) Java
6 7 (4.49%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.21%) C#
8 4 (2.56%) Perl
8 4 (2.56%) PHP
8 4 (2.56%) Ruby
9 3 (1.92%) C
9 3 (1.92%) C++
10 2 (1.28%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.64%) Go
11 1 (0.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (16.03%) Degree
2 18 (11.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (7.05%) Security Cleared
5 10 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (6.41%) SC Cleared
6 9 (5.77%) CCIE
6 9 (5.77%) MCSE
7 7 (4.49%) CCNA
8 6 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.56%) CCNP
10 2 (1.28%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.28%) MCSA
10 2 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.64%) CISSP
11 1 (0.64%) MCSD
11 1 (0.64%) RHCE
11 1 (0.64%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.05%) QA
2 8 (5.13%) GDPR
3 2 (1.28%) NCSC
3 2 (1.28%) SLA
4 1 (0.64%) GAMP
4 1 (0.64%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.64%) NIST
4 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.64%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 37 (23.72%) Active Directory
2 30 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (14.10%) Hyper-V
4 15 (9.62%) Docker
5 4 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.56%) VMware NSX
6 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.28%) XenApp
7 2 (1.28%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.64%) KVM
8 1 (0.64%) vCloud
8 1 (0.64%) zsh
Systems Management
1 29 (18.59%) Terraform
2 21 (13.46%) Ansible
3 17 (10.90%) Puppet
4 13 (8.33%) SCCM
5 12 (7.69%) Kubernetes
5 12 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (4.49%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (3.21%) SCOM
8 4 (2.56%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.28%) logstash
9 2 (1.28%) WSUS
10 1 (0.64%) Grafana
10 1 (0.64%) Kibana
10 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.64%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.64%) Salt
10 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 60 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 39 (25.00%) VMware
3 32 (20.51%) Cisco
4 18 (11.54%) Google
5 14 (8.97%) Red Hat
6 10 (6.41%) CheckPoint
7 9 (5.77%) Dell
8 8 (5.13%) NetApp
9 7 (4.49%) Oracle
10 6 (3.85%) EMC
10 6 (3.85%) Fortinet
10 6 (3.85%) Splunk
11 5 (3.21%) ArcSight
11 5 (3.21%) Citrix
11 5 (3.21%) F5
11 5 (3.21%) HP
11 5 (3.21%) Juniper
12 4 (2.56%) Barracuda Networks
12 4 (2.56%) Qualys
12 4 (2.56%) Symantec