Period
to 23 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 181 212
Rank change year-on-year -8 +31 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 24 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.41% 0.35% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.36% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 0
South West median daily rate £450 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +14.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £43.00 -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £41.50 -
% change year-on-year +32.53% - -

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 5,510 5,218 5,540
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.73% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,391 3,256 3,579
South West median daily rate £413 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.34% +1.53% -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £225
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 241 329
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +27.27% +22.22%
10th Percentile £11.67 £11.72 £11.60
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +8.57%

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 2018. 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 -14 8 £271 -27.67% 2
Gloucestershire +6 6 £525 - 4
Dorset +2 4 £455 +7.06% 3
Devon +6 3 £450 +12.50%
Somerset - 2 £325 -
Wiltshire -2 1 - -
Cloud Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 18 (75.00%) DevOps
2 15 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (45.83%) Linux
4 10 (41.67%) Docker
5 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
6 8 (33.33%) Kubernetes
6 8 (33.33%) Ansible
6 8 (33.33%) Configuration Management
7 7 (29.17%) Windows
7 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
7 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
9 5 (20.83%) Migration
9 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (20.83%) Java
9 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
9 5 (20.83%) Puppet
10 4 (16.67%) GitLab
10 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
10 4 (16.67%) Microservices
10 4 (16.67%) Oracle
10 4 (16.67%) SQL
11 3 (12.50%) .NET
11 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
11 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (12.50%) TeamCity
11 3 (12.50%) Retail

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 2 (8.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 15 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) IaaS
2 2 (8.33%) OpenShift
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) G Suite
3 1 (4.17%) GitHub
3 1 (4.17%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Office 365
3 1 (4.17%) PaaS
3 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) Network Security
2 2 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) NAS
3 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (8.33%) Blockchain
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (16.67%) GitLab
4 3 (12.50%) TeamCity
5 2 (8.33%) Ant
5 2 (8.33%) Maven
6 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
6 1 (4.17%) CF BOSH
6 1 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
1 3 (12.50%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (8.33%) JSON
2 2 (8.33%) Qt
2 2 (8.33%) React
2 2 (8.33%) RESTful
2 2 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (4.17%) Node.js
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) NHS
3 2 (8.33%) 3D Printing
4 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Replication
4 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Linux
2 7 (29.17%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.17%) Unix
4 1 (4.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) DevOps
2 8 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (20.83%) Migration
5 4 (16.67%) Microservices
6 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 3 (12.50%) Web Operations
7 2 (8.33%) Computer Security
7 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
7 2 (8.33%) Open Source
7 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (4.17%) ITSM
8 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
8 1 (4.17%) Password Management
8 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
2 5 (20.83%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 2 (8.33%) C++
4 2 (8.33%) Groovy
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby
5 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) AWS Certification
2 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) MCSA
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) PMO
2 2 (8.33%) GDPR
3 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Docker
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Ceph
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) Ansible
1 8 (33.33%) Kubernetes
2 5 (20.83%) Puppet
3 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (12.50%) Terraform
4 1 (4.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
3 2 (8.33%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) Juniper
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) Google
4 1 (4.17%) SaltStack