Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 325 372 389
Rank change year-on-year +47 +17 +56
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 115 275 276
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.47% 0.57% 0.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.68% 2.25% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 138 152
Median daily rate £450 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £313 £354 £363
90th Percentile £575 £629 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £488 £525
% change year-on-year -2.56% -7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 1
Median hourly rate £19.50 £52.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.86% +262.07% -
10th Percentile £18.50 £16.70 £14.25
90th Percentile £32.90 £56.75 £14.75
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £35.00 £30.77
% change year-on-year -44.29% +13.75% +65.72%

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 6,847 12,217 9,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 28.06% 25.36% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,270 8,030 6,159
Median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £275 £280 £278
90th Percentile £638 £618 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 213 197
Median hourly rate £23.10 £20.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.48% +20.48% -5.14%
10th Percentile £13.51 £11.30 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.69 £52.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.75 £21.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +41.38% +14.47% +5.56%

Cloud Computing
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Cloud Computing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cloud Computing in the UK excluding London.

Daily rate trend for Cloud Computing in the UK excluding London

Cloud Computing
Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cloud Computing in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cloud Computing in the UK excluding London

Cloud Computing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cloud Computing in the UK excluding London.

Hourly rate trend for Cloud Computing in the UK excluding London

Cloud Computing
Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cloud Computing in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020. 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
South East +94 35 £425 -15.00% 6
North of England +51 22 £463 +2.78% 19
Midlands +54 21 £450 -18.18% 4
South West +22 18 £488 +2.63% 4
Yorkshire +50 13 £450 +8.43% 1
Scotland +35 13 £375 +2.04% 5
East Midlands +43 11 £450 -13.25%
West Midlands +53 10 £355 -35.45% 4
East of England +50 5 £525 +20.00% 3
North West +33 5 £650 +13.04% 12
North East +25 4 £450 -15.09% 6
Wales +16 1 £500 +13.64%
Cloud Computing
UK

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 64 (55.65%) AWS
2 48 (41.74%) Azure
3 45 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (30.43%) Security Cleared
5 29 (25.22%) SC Cleared
6 28 (24.35%) DevOps
7 26 (22.61%) Microsoft
8 24 (20.87%) SQL
9 23 (20.00%) Python
10 22 (19.13%) JavaScript
10 22 (19.13%) Git (software)
11 21 (18.26%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (18.26%) Migration
11 21 (18.26%) Software Engineering
11 21 (18.26%) Cisco
12 20 (17.39%) Web Services
12 20 (17.39%) Jenkins
13 19 (16.52%) Windows
13 19 (16.52%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (15.65%) Internet
14 18 (15.65%) Degree
14 18 (15.65%) Finance
15 17 (14.78%) CSS
15 17 (14.78%) Ansible
15 17 (14.78%) Continuous Delivery
15 17 (14.78%) Computer Science
16 16 (13.91%) Node.js
16 16 (13.91%) SQL Server
16 16 (13.91%) Firewall
17 15 (13.04%) Service Delivery

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 12 (10.43%) Confluence
2 10 (8.70%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.35%) Anypoint
3 5 (4.35%) Mule
4 4 (3.48%) Jupyter
5 3 (2.61%) SAS
6 2 (1.74%) Apache
6 2 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.74%) IIS
6 2 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.74%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.87%) JBoss
7 1 (0.87%) nginx
7 1 (0.87%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) SAP CRM
1 4 (3.48%) SAP ERP
1 4 (3.48%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 64 (55.65%) AWS
2 48 (41.74%) Azure
3 11 (9.57%) GCP
4 6 (5.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (5.22%) Office 365
4 6 (5.22%) PaaS
4 6 (5.22%) Serverless
5 5 (4.35%) Amazon S3
5 5 (4.35%) Power Platform
6 3 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.61%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (2.61%) Azure Functions
6 3 (2.61%) Logic Apps
6 3 (2.61%) Slack
7 2 (1.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.74%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (1.74%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 2 (1.74%) GitHub
7 2 (1.74%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.65%) Internet
2 16 (13.91%) Firewall
3 14 (12.17%) DNS
3 14 (12.17%) LAN
3 14 (12.17%) WAN
4 13 (11.30%) TCP/IP
5 12 (10.43%) MPLS
6 11 (9.57%) BGP
6 11 (9.57%) Ethernet
6 11 (9.57%) OSPF
6 11 (9.57%) VPN
7 10 (8.70%) ADSL
7 10 (8.70%) DSL
7 10 (8.70%) EIGRP
7 10 (8.70%) RIP
7 10 (8.70%) Unified Communications
7 10 (8.70%) xDSL
8 9 (7.83%) Network Security
8 9 (7.83%) VoIP
9 8 (6.96%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.91%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.04%) Hadoop
3 12 (10.43%) Big Data
4 8 (6.96%) Oracle Database
5 7 (6.09%) Data Mining
5 7 (6.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (5.22%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.35%) MySQL
7 5 (4.35%) Power BI
7 5 (4.35%) RDBMS
8 4 (3.48%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (3.48%) Data Lake
8 4 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.61%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (2.61%) Oracle Discoverer
9 3 (2.61%) Pentaho
9 3 (2.61%) SAS EBI
9 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (19.13%) Git (software)
2 20 (17.39%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.22%) JIRA
3 6 (5.22%) Maven
4 5 (4.35%) Artifactory
4 5 (4.35%) Cucumber
4 5 (4.35%) GitLab
4 5 (4.35%) Selenium
4 5 (4.35%) SoapUI
5 4 (3.48%) Travis CI
6 3 (2.61%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.61%) Gatling
6 3 (2.61%) JMeter
6 3 (2.61%) JUnit
6 3 (2.61%) Postman
6 3 (2.61%) REST Assured
7 2 (1.74%) Mocha
7 2 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.74%) webpack
8 1 (0.87%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (15.65%) Finance
2 15 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 14 (12.17%) Public Sector
4 4 (3.48%) Marketing
5 1 (0.87%) Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.87%) German Language
5 1 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.87%) Police
5 1 (0.87%) Publishing
5 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (19.13%) Developer
2 18 (15.65%) Analyst
3 11 (9.57%) Architect
4 10 (8.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 10 (8.70%) Network Engineer
5 7 (6.09%) Data Scientist
5 7 (6.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (6.09%) Software Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) Consultant
7 5 (4.35%) Senior Data Scientist
8 4 (3.48%) Azure Architect
8 4 (3.48%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (3.48%) Data Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) DBA
9 3 (2.61%) C# Developer
9 3 (2.61%) IP Network Engineer
9 3 (2.61%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (2.61%) Oracle DBA
9 3 (2.61%) Security Analyst
9 3 (2.61%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.39%) Web Services
2 17 (14.78%) CSS
3 16 (13.91%) Node.js
4 15 (13.04%) HTML
5 13 (11.30%) AngularJS
6 10 (8.70%) Leaflet
7 7 (6.09%) .NET
8 6 (5.22%) Middleware
8 6 (5.22%) RAML
8 6 (5.22%) RESTful
9 5 (4.35%) LDAP
9 5 (4.35%) REST
10 4 (3.48%) React
10 4 (3.48%) SOAP
11 3 (2.61%) ADSI
11 3 (2.61%) Apache Cordova
11 3 (2.61%) jQuery
11 3 (2.61%) Swagger
12 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (1.74%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.09%) Algorithms
3 6 (5.22%) PKI
4 5 (4.35%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (3.48%) Cloud Native
5 4 (3.48%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.48%) User Experience
6 3 (2.61%) Clustering
6 3 (2.61%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.87%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.87%) Replication
7 1 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.52%) Windows
2 12 (10.43%) Linux
3 11 (9.57%) Unix
4 6 (5.22%) Solaris
5 5 (4.35%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.48%) AIX
6 4 (3.48%) Android
6 4 (3.48%) HPUX
6 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.74%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (24.35%) DevOps
3 21 (18.26%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (18.26%) Migration
3 21 (18.26%) Software Engineering
4 19 (16.52%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (14.78%) Computer Science
5 17 (14.78%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (13.04%) Analytics
6 15 (13.04%) Infrastructure as Code
6 15 (13.04%) ITIL
6 15 (13.04%) Service Delivery
7 14 (12.17%) Open Source
7 14 (12.17%) Scrum
8 13 (11.30%) Change Management
8 13 (11.30%) Test Automation
9 12 (10.43%) Data Analysis
9 12 (10.43%) Process Management
10 11 (9.57%) Front End Development
11 10 (8.70%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.87%) SQL
2 23 (20.00%) Python
3 22 (19.13%) JavaScript
4 14 (12.17%) Java
5 12 (10.43%) C#
6 8 (6.96%) PL/SQL
7 6 (5.22%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.35%) C
9 4 (3.48%) Perl
10 3 (2.61%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.61%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.61%) R
10 3 (2.61%) Ruby
10 3 (2.61%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.74%) Scala
11 2 (1.74%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.87%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.87%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.87%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 35 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 29 (25.22%) SC Cleared
3 18 (15.65%) Degree
4 13 (11.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (10.43%) BC Cleared
5 12 (10.43%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (9.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (8.70%) CCIP
7 10 (8.70%) CCNA
7 10 (8.70%) CCNP
8 8 (6.96%) CCDP
9 3 (2.61%) CISSP
10 2 (1.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (1.74%) CCSP
10 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.87%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.87%) PMP
11 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.57%) QA
2 4 (3.48%) GDPR
2 4 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (3.48%) SLA
3 3 (2.61%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.74%) HL7
4 2 (1.74%) PMO
5 1 (0.87%) GxP
5 1 (0.87%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (9.57%) Docker
2 10 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 9 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 4 (3.48%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.61%) Oracle Clusterware
5 3 (2.61%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.87%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.87%) Firmware
6 1 (0.87%) HDFS
6 1 (0.87%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.87%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.87%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (14.78%) Ansible
2 11 (9.57%) Puppet
3 7 (6.09%) Kubernetes
3 7 (6.09%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.35%) Terraform
5 3 (2.61%) Data Guard
5 3 (2.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (2.61%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.74%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (1.74%) Grafana
6 2 (1.74%) Kibana
6 2 (1.74%) Prometheus
6 2 (1.74%) SCCM
7 1 (0.87%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.87%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.87%) Oozie
7 1 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.87%) vRealize
7 1 (0.87%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (22.61%) Microsoft
2 21 (18.26%) Cisco
3 12 (10.43%) Google
4 11 (9.57%) SAP
5 10 (8.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 10 (8.70%) Juniper
5 10 (8.70%) VMware
6 9 (7.83%) Oracle
7 7 (6.09%) MuleSoft
8 6 (5.22%) EMC
9 5 (4.35%) Cloudera
9 5 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (3.48%) Sybase
11 3 (2.61%) Computacenter
11 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.61%) ServiceNow
11 3 (2.61%) Splunk
11 3 (2.61%) Xamarin
12 2 (1.74%) Palo Alto
12 2 (1.74%) Veeam