Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 390 367 389
Rank change year-on-year -23 +22 +23
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 217 339 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.47% 0.62% 0.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.81% 2.98% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 197 119
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £363 £334 £325
90th Percentile £638 £634 £628
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 - £13.50
10th Percentile £16.25 - £11.55
90th Percentile £53.75 - £14.65
UK median hourly rate £17.50 - £15.99

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 12,010 11,360 7,564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 26.17% 20.66% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,879 7,318 4,815
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £256 £278 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +4.21% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 243 151
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.88 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.03% -5.41% +8.63%
10th Percentile £13.53 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £82.50 £56.00 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% +11.11%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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
South East -2 78 £450 -5.26% 34
South West +4 41 £500 +8.11% 18
North of England +7 35 £456 -6.65% 33
Midlands +21 30 £600 +14.29% 15
West Midlands +9 27 £600 +14.29% 10
North West +5 17 £469 -11.76% 15
Scotland +10 16 £500 +11.11% 18
Yorkshire +12 15 £420 -11.58% 10
East of England +22 14 £400 -5.88% 17
Wales - 4 £550 - 3
North East +5 3 £600 +14.29% 8
East Midlands +11 2 - - 5
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 4
Cloud Computing
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 97 (44.70%) Azure
2 87 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (39.17%) AWS
4 59 (27.19%) Microsoft
5 52 (23.96%) Windows
6 50 (23.04%) Web Services
6 50 (23.04%) Java
6 50 (23.04%) DevOps
7 48 (22.12%) Security Cleared
8 47 (21.66%) Firewall
9 46 (21.20%) Linux
10 43 (19.82%) SQL
11 42 (19.35%) Python
12 41 (18.89%) Internet
13 37 (17.05%) SC Cleared
13 37 (17.05%) SaaS
14 35 (16.13%) Jenkins
15 34 (15.67%) Software Engineering
16 33 (15.21%) PaaS
16 33 (15.21%) VPN
17 31 (14.29%) Kubernetes
18 30 (13.82%) Docker
19 29 (13.36%) Finance
19 29 (13.36%) Information Security
19 29 (13.36%) Bash Shell
19 29 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
19 29 (13.36%) Git (software)
20 27 (12.44%) IaaS
20 27 (12.44%) Analytics
20 27 (12.44%) DNS

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 (5.53%) Confluence
2 9 (4.15%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.69%) OpenStack
4 6 (2.76%) Apache ServiceMix
4 6 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.76%) IIS
5 4 (1.84%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.38%) Apache
6 3 (1.38%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (1.38%) Jupyter
6 3 (1.38%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.92%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.92%) CoreMedia CMS
7 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.92%) SAS
8 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.46%) Luigi
8 1 (0.46%) nginx
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (5.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.30%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.92%) Fredhopper
3 2 (0.92%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.92%) Magento
3 2 (0.92%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.46%) Lawson
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 97 (44.70%) Azure
2 85 (39.17%) AWS
3 37 (17.05%) SaaS
4 33 (15.21%) PaaS
5 27 (12.44%) GCP
5 27 (12.44%) IaaS
6 20 (9.22%) GitHub
7 14 (6.45%) Dynamics 365
7 14 (6.45%) Serverless
8 13 (5.99%) Office 365
9 12 (5.53%) Power Platform
10 11 (5.07%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (4.61%) Amazon S3
12 7 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (2.76%) Amazon SQS
14 5 (2.30%) npm
14 5 (2.30%) OpenShift
15 4 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (1.84%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 47 (21.66%) Firewall
2 41 (18.89%) Internet
3 33 (15.21%) VPN
4 27 (12.44%) DNS
5 25 (11.52%) TCP/IP
6 17 (7.83%) Network Security
7 12 (5.53%) Reverse Proxy
8 10 (4.61%) IPsec
8 10 (4.61%) NAS
8 10 (4.61%) WAN
9 9 (4.15%) SAN
10 8 (3.69%) Ethernet
10 8 (3.69%) MPLS
10 8 (3.69%) OSPF
10 8 (3.69%) PPP
10 8 (3.69%) RIP
10 8 (3.69%) SNMP
10 8 (3.69%) Unified Communications
10 8 (3.69%) VoIP
10 8 (3.69%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.14%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (8.29%) SQL Server
3 14 (6.45%) Big Data
4 13 (5.99%) MySQL
4 13 (5.99%) NoSQL
5 12 (5.53%) Power BI
6 11 (5.07%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.69%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (3.23%) Blockchain
9 6 (2.76%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (2.30%) Hadoop
10 5 (2.30%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.84%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.38%) DB2
12 3 (1.38%) MariaDB
12 3 (1.38%) Pentaho
12 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (16.13%) Jenkins
2 29 (13.36%) Git (software)
3 21 (9.68%) JIRA
4 12 (5.53%) Selenium
4 12 (5.53%) Vagrant
5 9 (4.15%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (3.69%) Cucumber
6 8 (3.69%) GitLab
6 8 (3.69%) Maven
6 8 (3.69%) Mockito
7 6 (2.76%) JUnit
8 5 (2.30%) Grunt
8 5 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.30%) webpack
9 4 (1.84%) git-flow
9 4 (1.84%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.38%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.92%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.92%) TestComplete
11 2 (0.92%) WATIR
General
1 29 (13.36%) Finance
2 18 (8.29%) Public Sector
2 18 (8.29%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.76%) Banking
4 3 (1.38%) Games
5 2 (0.92%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.92%) Legal
6 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.46%) Military
6 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (21.66%) Developer
2 37 (17.05%) Architect
3 23 (10.60%) Cloud Engineer
4 19 (8.76%) Network Engineer
5 18 (8.29%) Java Developer
6 15 (6.91%) Security Engineer
7 14 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
8 13 (5.99%) Azure Engineer
9 12 (5.53%) Senior Developer
9 12 (5.53%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (5.07%) Network Security Engineer
10 11 (5.07%) Platform Engineer
11 10 (4.61%) Cloud Architect
11 10 (4.61%) Consultant
12 7 (3.23%) AWS Engineer
12 7 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
13 6 (2.76%) C Developer
13 6 (2.76%) Python Developer
13 6 (2.76%) Senior DevOps
13 6 (2.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (23.04%) Web Services
2 18 (8.29%) .NET
3 17 (7.83%) REST
3 17 (7.83%) Spring
4 14 (6.45%) RESTful
5 12 (5.53%) CSS
5 12 (5.53%) HTML
5 12 (5.53%) Node.js
5 12 (5.53%) React
5 12 (5.53%) SOAP
6 11 (5.07%) Apache Camel
7 10 (4.61%) .NET Framework
8 8 (3.69%) jQuery
8 8 (3.69%) JSON
8 8 (3.69%) Servlets
9 7 (3.23%) AngularJS
9 7 (3.23%) OpenID
9 7 (3.23%) Spring Boot
10 6 (2.76%) Drools
10 6 (2.76%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.99%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.53%) Replication
3 10 (4.61%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (4.61%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.23%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.76%) Internet of Things
6 6 (2.76%) Robotics
7 5 (2.30%) Cloud Native
7 5 (2.30%) Grid Computing
7 5 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.30%) User Experience
8 4 (1.84%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Licensing
9 3 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.38%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.38%) NHS
10 2 (0.92%) PKI
10 2 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 52 (23.96%) Windows
2 46 (21.20%) Linux
3 12 (5.53%) CentOS
4 10 (4.61%) Windows 10
5 9 (4.15%) Unix
5 9 (4.15%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.76%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.30%) Android
7 5 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.92%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (23.04%) DevOps
3 34 (15.67%) Software Engineering
4 29 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (13.36%) Information Security
5 27 (12.44%) Analytics
6 26 (11.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (11.98%) Test Automation
7 22 (10.14%) Continuous Delivery
7 22 (10.14%) Infrastructure as Code
7 22 (10.14%) Migration
7 22 (10.14%) Unit Testing
8 21 (9.68%) Scrum
9 19 (8.76%) TDD
10 18 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (7.83%) ITIL
12 16 (7.37%) Computer Science
12 16 (7.37%) CRM
12 16 (7.37%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 50 (23.04%) Java
2 43 (19.82%) SQL
3 42 (19.35%) Python
4 29 (13.36%) Bash Shell
5 21 (9.68%) PowerShell
6 19 (8.76%) C#
6 19 (8.76%) JavaScript
7 17 (7.83%) Ruby
8 15 (6.91%) C
9 14 (6.45%) C++
10 11 (5.07%) Shell Script
11 9 (4.15%) PL/SQL
12 7 (3.23%) Perl
13 6 (2.76%) ES6
13 6 (2.76%) Java 8
14 5 (2.30%) PHP
15 4 (1.84%) Go
15 4 (1.84%) TypeScript
16 3 (1.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 2 (0.92%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 48 (22.12%) Security Cleared
2 37 (17.05%) SC Cleared
3 20 (9.22%) Degree
4 10 (4.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (4.61%) CCNA
4 10 (4.61%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (3.69%) CCDP
5 8 (3.69%) CCIP
5 8 (3.69%) CCNP
6 7 (3.23%) BC Cleared
7 6 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.84%) MCSE
8 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.38%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.92%) CISSP
10 2 (0.92%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.92%) MCP
11 1 (0.46%) ISEB
11 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.61%) QA
2 4 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.38%) SLA
4 2 (0.92%) HL7
4 2 (0.92%) ITGC
5 1 (0.46%) COBIT
5 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.46%) GDPR
5 1 (0.46%) NCSC
5 1 (0.46%) NIST
5 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (13.82%) Docker
2 14 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.23%) vSphere
5 5 (2.30%) oVirt
6 4 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.38%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.92%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.46%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.46%) KVM
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.46%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 24 (11.06%) Puppet
3 23 (10.60%) Terraform
4 21 (9.68%) Ansible
5 11 (5.07%) Consul
5 11 (5.07%) Packer
6 10 (4.61%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (4.61%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.38%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (1.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 2 (0.92%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.92%) logstash
8 2 (0.92%) QRadar
8 2 (0.92%) Salt
9 1 (0.46%) Kibana
9 1 (0.46%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.46%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.46%) SCCM
9 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 59 (27.19%) Microsoft
2 24 (11.06%) Cisco
3 19 (8.76%) Google
4 18 (8.29%) Oracle
5 15 (6.91%) VMware
6 10 (4.61%) AlgoSec
6 10 (4.61%) Juniper
6 10 (4.61%) Palo Alto
6 10 (4.61%) Zscaler
7 8 (3.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 8 (3.69%) Splunk
8 7 (3.23%) Citrix
8 7 (3.23%) EMC
8 7 (3.23%) NetApp
9 6 (2.76%) ForgeRock
9 6 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (2.30%) Atlassian
10 5 (2.30%) IBM
10 5 (2.30%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.30%) Sun