Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 109 207 293
Rank change year-on-year +98 +86 -7
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 54 156 88
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.51% 1.09% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.24% 3.63% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 102 68
Median daily rate £550 £550 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.33% +24.28%
10th Percentile £399 £376 £411
90th Percentile £649 £630 £711
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year -13.79% - -

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 1,030 4,300 5,092
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.81% 30.05% 31.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 2,517 2,987
Median daily rate £435 £436 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.29% +2.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £258
90th Percentile £625 £603 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 231 227
Median hourly rate £31.61 £33.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.21% +50.00% +15.79%
10th Percentile £12.54 £12.00 £10.92
90th Percentile £60.25 £78.75 £50.45
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.35 £20.50
% change year-on-year +56.63% +9.00% +2.50%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +74 36 £569 +3.41% 7
Thames Valley +81 15 £550 +7.32% 6
Berkshire +53 8 £538 +4.12% 2
Buckinghamshire +58 6 £550 -
Surrey +56 3 £413 -25.00% 2
Oxfordshire +46 1 £600 -14.29% 4
Public Cloud
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
1 31 (57.41%) Azure
2 30 (55.56%) AWS
3 23 (42.59%) DevOps
4 21 (38.89%) Security Cleared
5 19 (35.19%) SC Cleared
5 19 (35.19%) Linux
6 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
6 16 (29.63%) IaaS
7 15 (27.78%) Terraform
7 15 (27.78%) PaaS
8 13 (24.07%) VMware
8 13 (24.07%) Kubernetes
9 11 (20.37%) Puppet
9 11 (20.37%) Windows
10 10 (18.52%) Web Services
10 10 (18.52%) Configuration Management
10 10 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (18.52%) User Experience
10 10 (18.52%) Ansible
10 10 (18.52%) Docker
11 9 (16.67%) Technical Leadership
12 8 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (14.81%) RESTful
12 8 (14.81%) BDD
12 8 (14.81%) Python
13 7 (12.96%) Migration
13 7 (12.96%) Scrum
13 7 (12.96%) Data Centre
13 7 (12.96%) Opscode Chef

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 6 (11.11%) Apache
2 5 (9.26%) CMS
3 4 (7.41%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (5.56%) Confluence
4 3 (5.56%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Chatbot
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (57.41%) Azure
2 30 (55.56%) AWS
3 16 (29.63%) IaaS
4 15 (27.78%) PaaS
5 6 (11.11%) Office 365
6 4 (7.41%) OpenShift
7 3 (5.56%) Amazon EKS
7 3 (5.56%) GitHub
8 2 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (3.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (1.85%) Apigee
9 1 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (1.85%) GCP
9 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) Firewall
1 6 (11.11%) VPN
2 5 (9.26%) DNS
3 4 (7.41%) WAN
4 3 (5.56%) VSAN
5 2 (3.70%) DHCP
5 2 (3.70%) IPsec
5 2 (3.70%) LAN
5 2 (3.70%) MPLS
5 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.70%) Wireless
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (1.85%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.85%) Network Security
6 1 (1.85%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) SAP HANA
2 2 (3.70%) Big Data
2 2 (3.70%) GIS
3 1 (1.85%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.85%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Bitbucket
2 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.56%) GitLab
2 3 (5.56%) JIRA
2 3 (5.56%) Terragrunt
3 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.85%) JMeter
3 1 (1.85%) Postman
3 1 (1.85%) Selenium
3 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.70%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) Architect
2 12 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (18.52%) AWS Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) AWS DevOps
4 8 (14.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Azure Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Developer
4 8 (14.81%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (12.96%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 6 (11.11%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Azure Architect
8 4 (7.41%) Product Owner
8 4 (7.41%) Senior Architect
9 3 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (5.56%) Migration Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) Web Services
2 8 (14.81%) RESTful
3 5 (9.26%) AngularJS
3 5 (9.26%) CSS
3 5 (9.26%) HTML
3 5 (9.26%) OpenLayers
3 5 (9.26%) Spring
4 4 (7.41%) JSF
4 4 (7.41%) SAPUI5
5 3 (5.56%) Apache NiFi
5 3 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (3.70%) Ember.js
6 2 (3.70%) Flash
6 2 (3.70%) Java EE
6 2 (3.70%) React
7 1 (1.85%) .NET
7 1 (1.85%) OAuth
7 1 (1.85%) OpenID
7 1 (1.85%) REST
7 1 (1.85%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) User Experience
2 7 (12.96%) Data Centre
3 6 (11.11%) Client/Server
4 4 (7.41%) Private Cloud
5 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (5.56%) Life Science
6 2 (3.70%) Clustering
6 2 (3.70%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.85%) PKI
7 1 (1.85%) Replication
7 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.19%) Linux
2 11 (20.37%) Windows
3 4 (7.41%) CentOS
4 3 (5.56%) Ubuntu
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (42.59%) DevOps
3 10 (18.52%) Configuration Management
4 9 (16.67%) Technical Leadership
5 8 (14.81%) BDD
5 8 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (12.96%) Migration
6 7 (12.96%) Scrum
7 6 (11.11%) Microservices
7 6 (11.11%) Service Management
8 5 (9.26%) Content Management
8 5 (9.26%) Server Virtualisation
8 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.26%) Unit Testing
8 5 (9.26%) Web Development
9 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (7.41%) ETL
9 4 (7.41%) Front End Development
9 4 (7.41%) Patch Management
9 4 (7.41%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.81%) Python
2 6 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.26%) Java
4 4 (7.41%) PHP
5 3 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.56%) Ruby
6 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 19 (35.19%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.26%) Degree
3 5 (9.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (5.56%) AWS Certification
4 3 (5.56%) MCSE
4 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.70%) CCNP
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.85%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (1.85%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 10 (18.52%) Docker
1 10 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (11.11%) vSphere
3 4 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (7.41%) VMware NSX
4 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
5 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (27.78%) Terraform
2 13 (24.07%) Kubernetes
3 11 (20.37%) Puppet
4 10 (18.52%) Ansible
5 7 (12.96%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (5.56%) Nessus
6 3 (5.56%) SCCM
7 2 (3.70%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (3.70%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.85%) SCOM
8 1 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 13 (24.07%) VMware
3 6 (11.11%) Palo Alto
4 5 (9.26%) Cisco
4 5 (9.26%) Red Hat
4 5 (9.26%) SAP
5 4 (7.41%) Fortinet
5 4 (7.41%) Oracle
5 4 (7.41%) Splunk
6 3 (5.56%) Juniper
6 3 (5.56%) McAfee
7 2 (3.70%) Databricks
8 1 (1.85%) Gemalto
8 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds