Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 2018 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 336 340 402
Rank change year-on-year +4 +62 +51
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 385 334 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.69% 0.62% 0.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.26% 4.12% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 157 176
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -4.00%
10th Percentile £311 £363 £306
90th Percentile £613 £663 £600
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -1.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 £18.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -27.50% -68.97%
UK median hourly rate £26.83 £17.90 £23.46
% change year-on-year +49.89% -23.70% -60.90%

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 11,822 8,112 5,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.17% 15.13% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,658 5,201 3,756
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £228 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 138 134
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.76% -26.36%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.68 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.50 £45.15 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £18.00
% change year-on-year -10.83% +9.03% -17.51%

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 18 December 2018.

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
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 18 December 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
South East -42 138 £475 -13.64% 30
North of England +71 104 £525 +16.67% 33
Midlands -8 56 £518 -5.91% 18
North West +40 54 £525 +13.51% 22
Scotland +1 39 £413 -17.50% 8
West Midlands -28 39 £525 +16.67% 12
Yorkshire +9 28 £425 -5.03% 6
South West -16 28 £478 +0.74% 16
North East +13 22 £528 +17.22% 5
East of England -5 19 £475 - 15
East Midlands +14 16 £450 -26.23% 6
Wales - 1 £440 - 2
Cloud Computing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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.

1 186 (48.31%) Amazon AWS
2 171 (44.42%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (36.36%) DevOps
4 136 (35.32%) Windows
5 135 (35.06%) Microsoft Azure
6 132 (34.29%) Linux
7 109 (28.31%) Microsoft
7 109 (28.31%) Jenkins
8 107 (27.79%) Puppet
9 97 (25.19%) Configuration Management
10 92 (23.90%) Git (software)
11 84 (21.82%) Ansible
12 81 (21.04%) Continuous Integration
13 78 (20.26%) Docker
14 74 (19.22%) Python
15 70 (18.18%) Test Automation
16 66 (17.14%) Scrum
17 65 (16.88%) Finance
17 65 (16.88%) Problem-Solving
18 64 (16.62%) Oracle
19 61 (15.84%) Red Hat
20 59 (15.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 58 (15.06%) Kanban
22 55 (14.29%) Security Cleared
22 55 (14.29%) Java
23 54 (14.03%) Telecoms
23 54 (14.03%) Degree
23 54 (14.03%) Kubernetes
24 49 (12.73%) Customer-Centricity
25 45 (11.69%) Subversion

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 27 (7.01%) Confluence
2 16 (4.16%) Apache
2 16 (4.16%) Tomcat
3 15 (3.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 13 (3.38%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.12%) IIS
5 12 (3.12%) WebSphere
6 11 (2.86%) Apache Spark
7 10 (2.60%) Jetty
7 10 (2.60%) Mongrel
7 10 (2.60%) nginx
8 6 (1.56%) Skype for Business
9 5 (1.30%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.04%) JBoss
10 4 (1.04%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.52%) Documentum
13 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.26%) CMS
Applications
1 26 (6.75%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (4.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (3.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.78%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.78%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.26%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.26%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.26%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 186 (48.31%) Amazon AWS
2 135 (35.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
3 35 (9.09%) SaaS
4 34 (8.83%) Office 365
5 23 (5.97%) GitHub
5 23 (5.97%) IaaS
6 22 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (5.19%) PaaS
8 18 (4.68%) Serverless
9 13 (3.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (2.86%) Google App Engine
10 11 (2.86%) OpenShift
11 7 (1.82%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (1.04%) BrowserStack
12 4 (1.04%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.78%) Route 53
14 2 (0.52%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (9.09%) DNS
2 32 (8.31%) TCP/IP
3 27 (7.01%) Internet
4 25 (6.49%) Firewall
5 24 (6.23%) HTTP
6 19 (4.94%) DHCP
7 18 (4.68%) VPN
8 15 (3.90%) FTP
8 15 (3.90%) IPsec
9 14 (3.64%) NAS
10 13 (3.38%) SSL
10 13 (3.38%) Wireless
11 12 (3.12%) Reverse Proxy
12 11 (2.86%) 3GPP
13 10 (2.60%) VLAN
14 8 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (2.08%) iSCSI
14 8 (2.08%) Skype
14 8 (2.08%) WAN
15 7 (1.82%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.01%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (6.75%) NoSQL
4 25 (6.49%) Big Data
5 22 (5.71%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (3.38%) MongoDB
6 13 (3.38%) Oracle Database
7 11 (2.86%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.08%) DB2
9 7 (1.82%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.56%) Apache Hive
10 6 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.56%) HBase
10 6 (1.56%) Sqoop
11 5 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.30%) Data Mining
12 4 (1.04%) MariaDB
12 4 (1.04%) MarkLogic
12 4 (1.04%) MySQL
12 4 (1.04%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 109 (28.31%) Jenkins
2 92 (23.90%) Git (software)
3 45 (11.69%) Subversion
4 44 (11.43%) Sonatype Nexus
5 43 (11.17%) Maven
6 33 (8.57%) JIRA
7 29 (7.53%) Selenium
8 15 (3.90%) GitLab
9 13 (3.38%) Artifactory
10 11 (2.86%) Travis CI
11 9 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (2.08%) JUnit
12 8 (2.08%) NetBeans
12 8 (2.08%) Visual Studio
13 7 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
14 6 (1.56%) Gradle
15 5 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (1.30%) Rational Rose
16 4 (1.04%) NeoLoad
16 4 (1.04%) TeamCity
General
1 65 (16.88%) Finance
2 54 (14.03%) Telecoms
3 24 (6.23%) Mandarin Language
4 14 (3.64%) Banking
5 13 (3.38%) Retail
6 9 (2.34%) Marketing
7 5 (1.30%) Automotive
8 3 (0.78%) Advertising
8 3 (0.78%) Back Office
9 2 (0.52%) Front Office
9 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Legal
10 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 103 (26.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 69 (17.92%) Architect
3 43 (11.17%) AWS Engineer
4 37 (9.61%) AWS DevOps
5 35 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 31 (8.05%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 21 (5.45%) Consultant
7 21 (5.45%) Developer
8 19 (4.94%) Analyst
9 15 (3.90%) Cloud Architect
10 14 (3.64%) Senior DevOps
11 13 (3.38%) Azure Architect
11 13 (3.38%) Data Scientist
12 12 (3.12%) Infrastructure Architect
12 12 (3.12%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 11 (2.86%) AWS Architect
13 11 (2.86%) Azure Engineer
13 11 (2.86%) Java Developer
14 9 (2.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 9 (2.34%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.35%) .NET
2 35 (9.09%) Middleware
3 32 (8.31%) Web Services
4 24 (6.23%) HTML
5 19 (4.94%) XML
5 19 (4.94%) YAML
6 17 (4.42%) CSS
7 14 (3.64%) HTML5
8 13 (3.38%) J2EE
9 12 (3.12%) REST
10 11 (2.86%) CSS3
10 11 (2.86%) Elastic Stack
10 11 (2.86%) JSON
11 10 (2.60%) Servlets
12 9 (2.34%) AngularJS
13 8 (2.08%) Java RMI
13 8 (2.08%) OSGi
14 7 (1.82%) Kafka
14 7 (1.82%) Symfony
15 6 (1.56%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.13%) Hybrid Cloud
2 31 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (7.79%) Enterprise Software
4 28 (7.27%) Public Cloud
5 19 (4.94%) Data Centre
5 19 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (4.16%) User Experience
7 14 (3.64%) Management Information System
8 13 (3.38%) Algorithms
8 13 (3.38%) Microsoft Licensing
9 12 (3.12%) Replication
10 8 (2.08%) HP Storage
11 7 (1.82%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.30%) Private Cloud
13 4 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
13 4 (1.04%) PKI
14 3 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.78%) PMI
15 2 (0.52%) Clustering
15 2 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 136 (35.32%) Windows
2 132 (34.29%) Linux
3 59 (15.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (4.94%) Unix
5 15 (3.90%) Windows Server
6 9 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.56%) CentOS
8 5 (1.30%) Android
9 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.78%) AIX
10 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.52%) Debian
11 2 (0.52%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.26%) VME
12 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (44.42%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (36.36%) DevOps
3 97 (25.19%) Configuration Management
4 81 (21.04%) Continuous Integration
5 70 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 66 (17.14%) Scrum
7 65 (16.88%) Problem-Solving
8 58 (15.06%) Kanban
9 49 (12.73%) Customer-Centricity
10 45 (11.69%) SOA
11 44 (11.43%) Task Automation
12 42 (10.91%) Continuous Delivery
12 42 (10.91%) Deployment Automation
13 40 (10.39%) Computer Science
14 38 (9.87%) Open Source
15 37 (9.61%) Migration
16 32 (8.31%) ITIL
17 28 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
18 27 (7.01%) SDLC
19 26 (6.75%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 74 (19.22%) Python
2 55 (14.29%) Java
3 43 (11.17%) Perl
4 40 (10.39%) SQL
5 37 (9.61%) PowerShell
6 22 (5.71%) Ruby
7 20 (5.19%) Bash Shell
7 20 (5.19%) C#
8 17 (4.42%) JavaScript
9 15 (3.90%) C
10 11 (2.86%) Scala
11 10 (2.60%) PHP
11 10 (2.60%) VBA
12 9 (2.34%) R
13 8 (2.08%) C++
13 8 (2.08%) Groovy
14 7 (1.82%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.82%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.04%) Korn
16 3 (0.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 55 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 54 (14.03%) Degree
3 37 (9.61%) SC Cleared
4 17 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (3.90%) DV Cleared
6 14 (3.64%) AWS Certification
7 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.82%) PhD
7 7 (1.82%) SNIA Certification
8 6 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.30%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.30%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.04%) CCNP
10 4 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.04%) MCSA
10 4 (1.04%) MCSE
11 3 (0.78%) IBM AIX Certification
12 2 (0.52%) CISM
12 2 (0.52%) ISEB
12 2 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.64%) QA
2 6 (1.56%) SLA
3 5 (1.30%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.04%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.78%) GAMP
5 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.26%) GDPR
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 78 (20.26%) Docker
2 39 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (9.61%) Active Directory
4 14 (3.64%) Xen
5 8 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.08%) vSphere
6 6 (1.56%) HDFS
7 5 (1.30%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.26%) XenApp
8 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 107 (27.79%) Puppet
2 84 (21.82%) Ansible
3 54 (14.03%) Kubernetes
4 30 (7.79%) ZABBIX
5 22 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (4.16%) Terraform
7 13 (3.38%) SCCM
8 11 (2.86%) Docker Swarm
9 10 (2.60%) Nagios
10 7 (1.82%) Tivoli
11 6 (1.56%) Salt
12 5 (1.30%) Packer
12 5 (1.30%) WSUS
13 2 (0.52%) Netcool
13 2 (0.52%) NSN NetAct
13 2 (0.52%) Oozie
13 2 (0.52%) OpenView
13 2 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.52%) TeMIP
14 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 109 (28.31%) Microsoft
2 64 (16.62%) Oracle
3 61 (15.84%) Red Hat
4 42 (10.91%) VMware
5 36 (9.35%) Google
6 20 (5.19%) Atlassian
7 17 (4.42%) HP
8 16 (4.16%) Cisco
9 14 (3.64%) Citrix
9 14 (3.64%) Huawei
10 12 (3.12%) ServiceNow
11 10 (2.60%) Riverbed
12 9 (2.34%) EMC
12 9 (2.34%) NetApp
13 8 (2.08%) Brocade
14 7 (1.82%) Veritas
15 6 (1.56%) Cloudera
16 5 (1.30%) Casewise
16 5 (1.30%) Informatica
16 5 (1.30%) SAP