Period
to 21 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 21 May 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 357 388 437
Rank change year-on-year +31 +49 -16
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 296 275 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.61% 0.52% 0.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.43% 2.87% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 146 100
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £508 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.43% +19.41% -10.53%
10th Percentile £354 £353 £263
90th Percentile £615 £678 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £530 £478
% change year-on-year -5.66% +10.99% -1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.79% - -
UK median hourly rate £24.33 £30.77 £21.16
% change year-on-year -20.93% +45.45% -63.21%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 12,180 9,598 5,642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.06% 18.12% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,026 6,088 3,678
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.25% +4.71% +3.03%
10th Percentile £280 £278 £255
90th Percentile £619 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 187 116
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £16.76 £17.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.35% -3.93% +1.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.25 £54.50
UK median hourly rate £21.16 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.80% +11.11% -16.28%

Cloud Computing
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Cloud Computing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Computing in the UK excluding London

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Computing in the UK excluding London

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Computing in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cloud Computing in the UK excluding London

Cloud Computing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Computing in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cloud Computing in the UK excluding London

Cloud Computing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Computing in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cloud Computing in the UK excluding London

Cloud Computing
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 21 May 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
North of England +97 97 £514 +5.33% 10
South East -21 65 £500 -10.71% 6
North West +72 53 £550 +22.22% 5
South West +9 51 £475 - 2
Midlands -16 36 £550 +4.27% 3
Yorkshire +26 30 £425 -12.82% 5
West Midlands -26 26 £550 +3.77% 1
Scotland +36 24 £385 -18.95% 3
North East +25 14 £530 +17.78%
East of England -10 14 £438 -2.78% 5
East Midlands +29 10 £519 +29.69% 2
Wales +11 6 £440 -16.19% 1
Northern Ireland +17 3 - -
Cloud Computing
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 158 (53.38%) Amazon AWS
2 136 (45.95%) Windows
3 127 (42.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 116 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
5 108 (36.49%) Linux
6 102 (34.46%) DevOps
7 88 (29.73%) Python
8 80 (27.03%) Puppet
9 77 (26.01%) Ansible
10 71 (23.99%) Microsoft
11 66 (22.30%) Test Automation
11 66 (22.30%) Jenkins
12 63 (21.28%) Problem-Solving
12 63 (21.28%) Oracle
13 62 (20.95%) Docker
14 60 (20.27%) Java
15 55 (18.58%) Red Hat
16 54 (18.24%) Finance
16 54 (18.24%) Git (software)
16 54 (18.24%) Continuous Integration
17 51 (17.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 50 (16.89%) Configuration Management
19 48 (16.22%) Google
20 47 (15.88%) Stakeholder Management
21 46 (15.54%) SQL
22 45 (15.20%) Security Cleared
23 44 (14.86%) Continuous Delivery
24 43 (14.53%) Kubernetes
25 42 (14.19%) Infrastructure as Code
26 40 (13.51%) Google Cloud Platform

Cloud Computing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 18 (6.08%) Confluence
2 17 (5.74%) Apache Spark
3 12 (4.05%) Cloud Foundry
4 9 (3.04%) Tomcat
4 9 (3.04%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (2.36%) MS Exchange
5 7 (2.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (2.36%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.36%) Skype for Business
6 6 (2.03%) Apache
6 6 (2.03%) IIS
7 5 (1.69%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (1.35%) Apache ServiceMix
8 4 (1.35%) CoreMedia CMS
8 4 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.01%) JBoss
10 2 (0.68%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (5.07%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.68%) SPSS
4 2 (0.68%) Stata
5 1 (0.34%) Fusion 360
Business Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Fredhopper
1 4 (1.35%) Magento
1 4 (1.35%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.01%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.34%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 158 (53.38%) Amazon AWS
2 127 (42.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (13.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 33 (11.15%) Serverless
5 30 (10.14%) Office 365
6 25 (8.45%) SaaS
7 20 (6.76%) OpenShift
8 18 (6.08%) PaaS
9 16 (5.41%) GitHub
10 11 (3.72%) IaaS
11 10 (3.38%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (3.04%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (2.70%) NuGet
14 7 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (2.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 5 (1.69%) Azure Data Factory
16 4 (1.35%) Algolia
16 4 (1.35%) Azure Stack
16 4 (1.35%) OneDrive
17 3 (1.01%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 33 (11.15%) Internet
1 33 (11.15%) TCP/IP
2 32 (10.81%) Firewall
3 31 (10.47%) DNS
4 21 (7.09%) NAS
5 18 (6.08%) VPN
6 17 (5.74%) HTTP
6 17 (5.74%) Skype
7 13 (4.39%) Fibre Channel
7 13 (4.39%) IPsec
7 13 (4.39%) iSCSI
8 12 (4.05%) SAN
9 11 (3.72%) DHCP
9 11 (3.72%) FTP
10 9 (3.04%) Reverse Proxy
10 9 (3.04%) WAN
11 8 (2.70%) LAN
12 7 (2.36%) H.323
13 5 (1.69%) MPLS
13 5 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (13.18%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.12%) NoSQL
3 16 (5.41%) Hadoop
3 16 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (5.07%) Big Data
5 14 (4.73%) Apache Hive
5 14 (4.73%) MongoDB
6 13 (4.39%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (4.39%) Relational Database
7 10 (3.38%) RDBMS
8 9 (3.04%) CouchDB
8 9 (3.04%) Impala
9 7 (2.36%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (2.36%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.69%) HBase
10 5 (1.69%) Sqoop
11 4 (1.35%) Data Lake
11 4 (1.35%) DB2
11 4 (1.35%) MariaDB
11 4 (1.35%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 66 (22.30%) Jenkins
2 54 (18.24%) Git (software)
3 29 (9.80%) Sonatype Nexus
4 25 (8.45%) Maven
5 22 (7.43%) JIRA
6 19 (6.42%) Subversion
7 15 (5.07%) GitLab
7 15 (5.07%) Selenium
8 10 (3.38%) Artifactory
8 10 (3.38%) Cucumber
9 9 (3.04%) JUnit
10 8 (2.70%) Mockito
11 5 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (1.35%) git-flow
12 4 (1.35%) NetBeans
12 4 (1.35%) Travis CI
12 4 (1.35%) Vagrant
13 3 (1.01%) Bower
13 3 (1.01%) Visual Studio
13 3 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 54 (18.24%) Finance
2 10 (3.38%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.36%) Banking
4 5 (1.69%) Retail
5 4 (1.35%) Legal
6 3 (1.01%) Games
7 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.68%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (21.28%) DevOps Engineer
2 46 (15.54%) AWS Engineer
3 43 (14.53%) Developer
4 40 (13.51%) Architect
5 29 (9.80%) AWS DevOps
6 28 (9.46%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 23 (7.77%) Consultant
8 20 (6.76%) Azure Engineer
8 20 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (6.42%) Senior DevOps
9 19 (6.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 13 (4.39%) Azure DevOps
10 13 (4.39%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 13 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (4.39%) Python Developer
11 12 (4.05%) Java Developer
11 12 (4.05%) Platform Engineer
12 11 (3.72%) Linux Engineer
12 11 (3.72%) Storage Engineer
13 10 (3.38%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (9.80%) Web Services
2 26 (8.78%) AngularJS
3 25 (8.45%) YAML
4 22 (7.43%) REST
5 19 (6.42%) .NET
6 18 (6.08%) Flask
7 17 (5.74%) HTML
8 16 (5.41%) CSS
8 16 (5.41%) Django
8 16 (5.41%) Middleware
9 15 (5.07%) SOAP
10 13 (4.39%) XML
11 11 (3.72%) Spring
12 10 (3.38%) HTML5
12 10 (3.38%) NumPy
13 9 (3.04%) MLlib
13 9 (3.04%) Natural Language Processing
13 9 (3.04%) Pyramid
13 9 (3.04%) RESTful
13 9 (3.04%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.15%) Hybrid Cloud
2 18 (6.08%) Data Centre
3 17 (5.74%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (4.39%) HP Storage
5 12 (4.05%) Blackberry
6 11 (3.72%) Algorithms
6 11 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.72%) Public Cloud
7 9 (3.04%) Replication
8 8 (2.70%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (2.36%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (2.36%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.36%) Microsoft Licensing
10 6 (2.03%) iSeries
10 6 (2.03%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.69%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (1.01%) User Experience
12 3 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 136 (45.95%) Windows
2 108 (36.49%) Linux
3 51 (17.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 40 (13.51%) Unix
5 18 (6.08%) Android
6 16 (5.41%) Windows Server
7 14 (4.73%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.69%) AIX
8 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.01%) CentOS
9 3 (1.01%) VMS
9 3 (1.01%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.01%) zOS
10 2 (0.68%) Debian
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.68%) Solaris
10 2 (0.68%) SUSE
10 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (34.46%) DevOps
3 66 (22.30%) Test Automation
4 63 (21.28%) Problem-Solving
5 54 (18.24%) Continuous Integration
6 50 (16.89%) Configuration Management
7 47 (15.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 44 (14.86%) Continuous Delivery
9 42 (14.19%) Infrastructure as Code
10 35 (11.82%) Scrum
11 34 (11.49%) Migration
12 32 (10.81%) TDD
13 30 (10.14%) Kanban
14 29 (9.80%) Software Engineering
15 28 (9.46%) Systems Engineering
16 26 (8.78%) Computer Science
16 26 (8.78%) Disaster Recovery
17 25 (8.45%) Unit Testing
18 24 (8.11%) Open Source
19 23 (7.77%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 88 (29.73%) Python
2 60 (20.27%) Java
3 46 (15.54%) SQL
4 33 (11.15%) Bash Shell
5 32 (10.81%) JavaScript
5 32 (10.81%) PowerShell
5 32 (10.81%) Ruby
6 31 (10.47%) Perl
7 13 (4.39%) Go
8 12 (4.05%) R
8 12 (4.05%) Scala
9 11 (3.72%) C
9 11 (3.72%) C#
10 8 (2.70%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.70%) TypeScript
11 7 (2.36%) Korn
12 5 (1.69%) Groovy
12 5 (1.69%) PHP
12 5 (1.69%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 45 (15.20%) Security Cleared
2 30 (10.14%) Degree
2 30 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 23 (7.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (6.42%) AWS Certification
5 14 (4.73%) DV Cleared
6 11 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (3.04%) CCNA
7 9 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (3.04%) MCSE
7 9 (3.04%) SNIA Certification
8 5 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.35%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (1.01%) CCIP
10 3 (1.01%) CCNP
10 3 (1.01%) IBM AIX Certification
11 2 (0.68%) ACCA
11 2 (0.68%) CCDP
11 2 (0.68%) CIMA
11 2 (0.68%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.41%) QA
2 6 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.68%) HL7
4 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (20.95%) Docker
2 17 (5.74%) Active Directory
3 14 (4.73%) HDFS
4 12 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (2.03%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.03%) vSphere
6 5 (1.69%) Apache Flume
6 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.68%) KVM
7 2 (0.68%) Xen
8 1 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 80 (27.03%) Puppet
2 77 (26.01%) Ansible
3 43 (14.53%) Kubernetes
4 37 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (6.08%) ZABBIX
6 16 (5.41%) Terraform
7 9 (3.04%) Salt
7 9 (3.04%) Tivoli
8 8 (2.70%) Docker Swarm
8 8 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (2.70%) Nagios
9 7 (2.36%) AirWatch
10 5 (1.69%) Packer
11 4 (1.35%) Consul
11 4 (1.35%) NetBackup
12 3 (1.01%) QRadar
13 2 (0.68%) BladeLogic
13 2 (0.68%) PTC Integrity
13 2 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.68%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 71 (23.99%) Microsoft
2 63 (21.28%) Oracle
3 55 (18.58%) Red Hat
4 48 (16.22%) Google
5 28 (9.46%) EMC
6 26 (8.78%) NetApp
6 26 (8.78%) VMware
7 18 (6.08%) HP
8 16 (5.41%) Cisco
9 14 (4.73%) IBM
10 13 (4.39%) Brocade
11 11 (3.72%) TOWER Software
11 11 (3.72%) Veritas
12 7 (2.36%) Riverbed
13 6 (2.03%) Citrix
13 6 (2.03%) ServiceNow
13 6 (2.03%) Symantec
14 5 (1.69%) Juniper
14 5 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (1.69%) SAP