Period
to 22 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
England > South West
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 191 187 197
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 30 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.47% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 6
South West median daily rate £525 £444 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.31% +10.94% -19.19%
10th Percentile £409 £381 £325
90th Percentile £558 £538 £519
England median daily rate £525 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £82.25 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 6,064 4,935 5,222
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.98% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,873 3,084 3,406
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £258 £213 £210
90th Percentile £600 £550 £545
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 241 361
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -9.09% -26.67%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +1.08% -

Cloud Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Cloud Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Engineer in the South West

Cloud Engineer
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 Engineer in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Engineer in the South West

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cloud Engineer in the South West

Cloud Engineer
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 Engineer within the South West region over the 6 months to 22 February 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
Bristol -8 14 £525 +10.53% 7
Wiltshire -37 8 £438 +12.90% 4
Gloucestershire -6 6 £525 +17.65% 3
Somerset - 1 £525 - 1
Dorset - 1 - - 2
Cloud Engineer
England

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, Cloud Engineer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Cloud Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (63.33%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (56.67%) DevOps
4 13 (43.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (40.00%) Linux
6 10 (33.33%) Windows
6 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 9 (30.00%) Finance
8 8 (26.67%) Terraform
8 8 (26.67%) DNS
8 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
9 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
9 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management
10 6 (20.00%) Python
10 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 6 (20.00%) PaaS
10 6 (20.00%) Kubernetes
10 6 (20.00%) IaaS
11 5 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (16.67%) Bash Shell
11 5 (16.67%) Google
11 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
11 5 (16.67%) VPN
11 5 (16.67%) Oracle
11 5 (16.67%) Firewall
11 5 (16.67%) Migration
12 4 (13.33%) iPad
12 4 (13.33%) Microservices
12 4 (13.33%) Public Cloud

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
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 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 20 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (63.33%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (20.00%) IaaS
3 6 (20.00%) PaaS
4 5 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (13.33%) OpenShift
6 3 (10.00%) Office 365
7 2 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) DNS
2 5 (16.67%) Firewall
2 5 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.33%) CF BOSH
3 1 (3.33%) GitLab
3 1 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Billing
2 3 (10.00%) Electronics
2 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (10.00%) Marketing
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
1 2 (6.67%) JSON
1 2 (6.67%) React
1 2 (6.67%) RESTful
1 2 (6.67%) Web Services
1 2 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
1 4 (13.33%) iPad
1 4 (13.33%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Linux
2 10 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (10.00%) VMS
5 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) DevOps
2 13 (43.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (23.33%) Configuration Management
4 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 5 (16.67%) Migration
5 4 (13.33%) Microservices
5 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (10.00%) Active Listening
6 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (10.00%) IT Strategy
6 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (10.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (10.00%) Web Operations
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 6 (20.00%) Python
3 5 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 3 (10.00%) SQL
5 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.67%) Ruby
6 1 (3.33%) Java
6 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Docker
1 4 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Terraform
2 6 (20.00%) Kubernetes
3 4 (13.33%) Ansible
4 3 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Google
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) SaltStack