Period
to 16 November 2019

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 6 months to 16 November 2019 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
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 190 206 182
Rank change year-on-year +16 -24 +18
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 40 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.62% 0.33% 0.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.46% 1.64% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 14 13
South West median daily rate £550 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.94% +4.41% -
10th Percentile £458 £369 £303
90th Percentile £638 £601 £522
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £17.50 - £18.64

Cloud Computing is in the Cloud Services category. The following 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.

All Cloud Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,628 1,281 817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.31% 20.32% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,074 872 550
South West median daily rate £465 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% +6.25% -1.54%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £200
90th Percentile £650 £575 £531
England median daily rate £500 £483 £470
% change year-on-year +3.63% +2.60% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 21 31
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -5.41% -43.51%
10th Percentile £14.88 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.90 £187.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.17 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +26.66% -12.50% +5.26%

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 6 months to 16 November 2019.

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 6 months to 16 November 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
Devon +1 11 £480 - 1
Bristol +10 9 £625 +51.52%
Somerset +5 8 £600 +4.35% 2
Gloucestershire +4 6 £500 -9.09% 2
Wiltshire -8 5 £550 -
Dorset 0 1 - - 1
Cloud Computing
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing 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 West region with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 21 (52.50%) Linux
2 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) Azure
3 14 (35.00%) Windows
4 12 (30.00%) Bash Shell
4 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (30.00%) Docker
5 11 (27.50%) AWS
6 10 (25.00%) Python
7 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
7 9 (22.50%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (22.50%) Internet
8 8 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 8 (20.00%) CRM
8 8 (20.00%) ERP
8 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 8 (20.00%) Big Data
8 8 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 8 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (20.00%) DevOps
8 8 (20.00%) Power BI
8 8 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (20.00%) Power Platform
9 7 (17.50%) Kubernetes
9 7 (17.50%) Jenkins
9 7 (17.50%) Puppet
10 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
10 6 (15.00%) Servlets
11 5 (12.50%) Perl

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 5 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.00%) Apache Qpid
2 2 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (5.00%) Gunicorn
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (45.00%) Azure
2 11 (27.50%) AWS
3 8 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
3 8 (20.00%) Power Platform
4 5 (12.50%) GCP
5 4 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.50%) OpenShift
6 1 (2.50%) PaaS
6 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) Internet
2 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.00%) DHCP
3 2 (5.00%) DNS
3 2 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (5.00%) FTP
3 2 (5.00%) HTTP
3 2 (5.00%) IPsec
3 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (5.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) Big Data
1 8 (20.00%) Power BI
2 5 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.00%) MySQL
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.50%) GitLab
4 2 (5.00%) JIRA
5 1 (2.50%) JIRA Agile
General
1 5 (12.50%) Public Sector
2 4 (10.00%) Finance
3 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.00%) Electronics
4 2 (5.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.50%) Marketing
5 1 (2.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Architect
2 4 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (10.00%) WebOps Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (7.50%) Senior DevOps
3 3 (7.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Consultant
4 2 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) JavaScript Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) PHP Software Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) Developer
5 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) Lead DevOps
5 1 (2.50%) Migration Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) Servlets
2 3 (7.50%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (7.50%) Middleware
3 2 (5.00%) Flash
3 2 (5.00%) Laravel
3 2 (5.00%) Node.js
3 2 (5.00%) React
3 2 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.50%) .NET Core
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Core
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 5 (12.50%) Grid Computing
2 2 (5.00%) Cloud Native
2 2 (5.00%) Digital Media
2 2 (5.00%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) Linux
2 14 (35.00%) Windows
3 2 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (22.50%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 8 (20.00%) CRM
3 8 (20.00%) DevOps
3 8 (20.00%) ERP
3 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
5 5 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (12.50%) Machine Learning
5 5 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (10.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 4 (10.00%) Web Operations
7 3 (7.50%) Analytics
7 3 (7.50%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.50%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) Bash Shell
2 10 (25.00%) Python
3 5 (12.50%) Perl
3 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 4 (10.00%) C
4 4 (10.00%) Java
4 4 (10.00%) PHP
5 3 (7.50%) C#
6 2 (5.00%) C++
6 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.50%) PMP
4 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.50%) SNIA Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (30.00%) Docker
2 5 (12.50%) oVirt
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) Kubernetes
1 7 (17.50%) Puppet
2 5 (12.50%) Ansible
3 4 (10.00%) Terraform
4 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (5.00%) QRadar
5 2 (5.00%) Salt
6 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.50%) Sun
3 3 (7.50%) Cisco
4 2 (5.00%) Atlassian
4 2 (5.00%) Brocade
4 2 (5.00%) EMC
4 2 (5.00%) FireEye
4 2 (5.00%) Google
4 2 (5.00%) HP
4 2 (5.00%) NetApp
4 2 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.50%) SAP
5 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.50%) Veritas