The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Cloud Computing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cloud Computing over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Computing
England / South West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 130 139
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9  
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 14 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.51% 0.37% 0.064%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.08% 4.09% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 2
Median daily rate £425 £588 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.65% +77.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £400 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £763 £650 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £350
% change year-on-year - +28.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Cloud Computing is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 343 269 152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 12.55% 8.93% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 384 125
Median daily rate £400 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +35.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £313 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £1,000 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £393
% change year-on-year - +14.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 3
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.26 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +211.27% +22.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.17 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £33.75 £25.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +70.58% -29.16%  

Cloud Computing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Computing in the South West

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Computing in the South West

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Computing in the South West over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cloud Computing in the South West

Cloud Computing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Computing within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -6 8 £444 -24.46% 2
Wiltshire -1 2 £323 -19.37%
Dorset - 2 - -
Gloucestershire +6 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £425 -
Cloud Computing
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 9 (52.94%) Java
1 9 (52.94%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 6 (35.29%) C#
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
4 6 (35.29%) XML
4 6 (35.29%) Linux
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
5 5 (29.41%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (29.41%) Windows
5 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (29.41%) Docker
6 4 (23.53%) Microservices
6 4 (23.53%) LXC
6 4 (23.53%) Kafka
6 4 (23.53%) Scala
6 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
6 4 (23.53%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (23.53%) SaaS
6 4 (23.53%) REST
6 4 (23.53%) Python
6 4 (23.53%) Unix
6 4 (23.53%) SOAP
6 4 (23.53%) HTML
6 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
6 4 (23.53%) TDD

Cloud Computing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (11.76%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Pig
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (11.76%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 9 (52.94%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (23.53%) SaaS
4 2 (11.76%) IaaS
4 2 (11.76%) PaaS
5 1 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) Network Security
1 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
1 1 (5.88%) VoIP
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
1 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Accumulo
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Hive
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.88%) HBase
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 3 (17.65%) GoCD
2 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Electronics
2 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
2 3 (17.65%) Marketing
2 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) C# Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Java Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Architect
4 4 (23.53%) Polyglot Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Python Developer
5 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (17.65%) Strategy Architect
6 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
6 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Change Manager
6 2 (11.76%) Java Scala Developer
6 2 (11.76%) PowerShell Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Scala Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Automation Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Hadoop Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Information Security Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Java Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) XML
2 4 (23.53%) HTML
2 4 (23.53%) Kafka
2 4 (23.53%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (23.53%) REST
2 4 (23.53%) SOAP
3 2 (11.76%) .NET
3 2 (11.76%) Ajax
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (11.76%) CSS
3 2 (11.76%) DHTML
3 2 (11.76%) jQuery
3 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.76%) N-Tier
2 2 (11.76%) Smartphone
2 2 (11.76%) User Experience
2 2 (11.76%) W3C
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
2 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Microservices
3 4 (23.53%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (17.65%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
4 3 (17.65%) SDLC
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (11.76%) MVC
5 2 (11.76%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Process Management
5 2 (11.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) C#
4 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) Python
4 4 (23.53%) Scala
5 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
1 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.88%) CCSA
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.88%) CISSP
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Docker
2 4 (23.53%) LXC
3 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Ansible
1 1 (5.88%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) SAP
3 2 (11.76%) OpenText
3 2 (11.76%) Telerik
4 1 (5.88%) Avaya
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) Cloudera
4 1 (5.88%) Google
4 1 (5.88%) IBM
4 1 (5.88%) Juniper
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Rackspace