Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 345 378 404
Rank change year-on-year +33 +26 +91
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 340 266 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.62% 0.51% 0.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.11% 3.61% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 122 183
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £334 £325 £309
90th Percentile £634 £636 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -2.31%
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% -
UK median hourly rate - £15.99 £19.92
% change year-on-year - -19.75% -

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 10,947 7,374 5,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 19.88% 14.04% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,036 4,696 3,697
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £225 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £480 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +3.78% +2.78% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 151 130
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +8.82% -24.44%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £55.63 £63.75 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.81 £17.88
% change year-on-year -11.67% +10.84% -18.08%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -23 129 £475 -7.32% 36
North of England +35 63 £490 +15.29% 52
Midlands +9 62 £525 -4.55% 24
West Midlands -12 45 £525 - 18
Scotland 0 37 £450 -18.18% 11
Yorkshire +23 35 £475 +18.01% 15
South West -8 31 £463 +8.82% 21
East of England +15 18 £425 +1.19% 22
North West -4 17 £531 +25.00% 27
East Midlands +20 16 £400 -27.27% 6
North East +7 11 £563 - 10
Cloud Computing
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 154 (45.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 153 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (42.94%) Amazon AWS
4 113 (33.24%) DevOps
5 96 (28.24%) Microsoft
6 87 (25.59%) Jenkins
7 86 (25.29%) Git (software)
8 82 (24.12%) Windows
9 77 (22.65%) Linux
10 76 (22.35%) Continuous Integration
11 70 (20.59%) Puppet
12 69 (20.29%) Python
12 69 (20.29%) Ansible
13 64 (18.82%) Configuration Management
14 60 (17.65%) Finance
14 60 (17.65%) Java
15 56 (16.47%) Docker
16 53 (15.59%) Telecoms
17 50 (14.71%) Degree
18 44 (12.94%) Active Directory
18 44 (12.94%) Customer-Centricity
19 43 (12.65%) Problem-Solving
19 43 (12.65%) SQL
20 42 (12.35%) Scrum
20 42 (12.35%) Security Cleared
21 40 (11.76%) PowerShell
22 39 (11.47%) SaaS
22 39 (11.47%) Continuous Delivery
23 38 (11.18%) Kubernetes
24 37 (10.88%) IaaS

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 (5.29%) Confluence
2 13 (3.82%) OpenStack
2 13 (3.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (3.24%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.35%) Apache
4 8 (2.35%) Apache Spark
5 7 (2.06%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.76%) Documentum
6 6 (1.76%) JBoss
7 4 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.18%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.18%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.18%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.88%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.59%) nginx
9 2 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.88%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.29%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.29%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 154 (45.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 146 (42.94%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (11.47%) SaaS
4 37 (10.88%) IaaS
5 35 (10.29%) PaaS
6 27 (7.94%) Office 365
7 20 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (4.12%) GitHub
9 11 (3.24%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (2.35%) Amazon S3
11 6 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (1.18%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (1.18%) Serverless
13 3 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.88%) BrowserStack
13 3 (0.88%) Route 53
14 2 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.59%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.59%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.76%) DNS
2 22 (6.47%) Firewall
3 19 (5.59%) Internet
4 17 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 14 (4.12%) HTTP
6 12 (3.53%) VPN
7 11 (3.24%) WAN
7 11 (3.24%) Wireless
8 9 (2.65%) DHCP
8 9 (2.65%) LAN
9 8 (2.35%) Reverse Proxy
10 7 (2.06%) 3GPP
10 7 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (2.06%) VLAN
11 6 (1.76%) Kerberos
11 6 (1.76%) Network Security
12 5 (1.47%) LTE
12 5 (1.47%) Radio Access Network
12 5 (1.47%) SSL
13 4 (1.18%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.06%) Big Data
3 23 (6.76%) NoSQL
4 22 (6.47%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (4.71%) MongoDB
6 15 (4.41%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (2.65%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.35%) MySQL
8 8 (2.35%) Relational Database
9 7 (2.06%) DB2
9 7 (2.06%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.76%) Power BI
11 5 (1.47%) Data Mining
12 4 (1.18%) MarkLogic
13 3 (0.88%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.59%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.59%) Kalido
14 2 (0.59%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 87 (25.59%) Jenkins
2 86 (25.29%) Git (software)
3 37 (10.88%) Maven
3 37 (10.88%) Subversion
4 25 (7.35%) Sonatype Nexus
5 23 (6.76%) JIRA
6 19 (5.59%) Selenium
7 16 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (4.12%) Visual Studio
9 11 (3.24%) Gradle
10 10 (2.94%) Artifactory
10 10 (2.94%) TeamCity
11 7 (2.06%) Ant
11 7 (2.06%) JUnit
11 7 (2.06%) NetBeans
11 7 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (1.76%) Rational Rose
12 6 (1.76%) SonarQube
13 5 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 60 (17.65%) Finance
2 53 (15.59%) Telecoms
3 21 (6.18%) Mandarin Language
4 15 (4.41%) Retail
5 13 (3.82%) Banking
6 8 (2.35%) Marketing
7 3 (0.88%) Back Office
8 2 (0.59%) Automotive
8 2 (0.59%) Front Office
8 2 (0.59%) Legal
8 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 88 (25.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 66 (19.41%) Architect
3 35 (10.29%) Solutions Architect
4 30 (8.82%) Developer
5 29 (8.53%) AWS DevOps
5 29 (8.53%) AWS Engineer
6 28 (8.24%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 22 (6.47%) Analyst
8 18 (5.29%) Consultant
9 17 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
10 13 (3.82%) Azure Architect
10 13 (3.82%) Data Scientist
11 12 (3.53%) Cloud Engineer
12 11 (3.24%) AWS Architect
12 11 (3.24%) Java Developer
13 10 (2.94%) Azure Engineer
13 10 (2.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 9 (2.65%) Build Engineer
14 9 (2.65%) Senior Analyst
14 9 (2.65%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.59%) .NET
2 34 (10.00%) Web Services
3 32 (9.41%) Middleware
4 23 (6.76%) HTML
5 16 (4.71%) CSS
5 16 (4.71%) REST
6 15 (4.41%) HTML5
7 14 (4.12%) JSON
8 12 (3.53%) XML
9 10 (2.94%) CSS3
10 8 (2.35%) AngularJS
10 8 (2.35%) Spring
10 8 (2.35%) Symfony
11 7 (2.06%) Java RMI
11 7 (2.06%) OSGi
12 6 (1.76%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (1.76%) Natural Language Processing
12 6 (1.76%) OAuth
12 6 (1.76%) SOAP
12 6 (1.76%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.71%) Public Cloud
2 31 (9.12%) Computer Science
3 27 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (7.65%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 15 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (4.41%) User Experience
7 13 (3.82%) Algorithms
7 13 (3.82%) Data Centre
8 11 (3.24%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (2.94%) Microsoft Licensing
10 9 (2.65%) Replication
11 7 (2.06%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.76%) Private Cloud
13 4 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
13 4 (1.18%) PKI
14 3 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.88%) N-Tier
14 3 (0.88%) PMI
15 2 (0.59%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 82 (24.12%) Windows
2 77 (22.65%) Linux
3 26 (7.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (6.18%) Windows Server
5 16 (4.71%) Unix
5 16 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.76%) CentOS
7 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.88%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.59%) Android
9 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.59%) Debian
9 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.29%) VME
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (33.24%) DevOps
3 76 (22.35%) Continuous Integration
4 64 (18.82%) Configuration Management
5 44 (12.94%) Customer-Centricity
6 43 (12.65%) Problem-Solving
7 42 (12.35%) Scrum
8 39 (11.47%) Continuous Delivery
9 36 (10.59%) Test Automation
10 35 (10.29%) Kanban
11 33 (9.71%) Migration
11 33 (9.71%) Task Automation
12 32 (9.41%) Deployment Automation
13 30 (8.82%) ITIL
14 29 (8.53%) Release Management
14 29 (8.53%) SOA
15 26 (7.65%) SDLC
16 23 (6.76%) Analytics
16 23 (6.76%) High Availability
16 23 (6.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (20.29%) Python
2 60 (17.65%) Java
3 43 (12.65%) SQL
4 40 (11.76%) PowerShell
5 37 (10.88%) Perl
6 29 (8.53%) JavaScript
7 28 (8.24%) C#
8 17 (5.00%) C
8 17 (5.00%) Ruby
9 15 (4.41%) Bash Shell
9 15 (4.41%) PHP
10 13 (3.82%) T-SQL
11 12 (3.53%) VBA
12 11 (3.24%) R
13 10 (2.94%) C++
14 9 (2.65%) Go
14 9 (2.65%) Groovy
15 7 (2.06%) Scala
16 4 (1.18%) ES6
17 3 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (14.71%) Degree
2 42 (12.35%) Security Cleared
3 27 (7.94%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.35%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.76%) PhD
7 5 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.47%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.18%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.88%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.88%) MCSA
9 3 (0.88%) MCSE
10 2 (0.59%) CCNP
10 2 (0.59%) CISM
10 2 (0.59%) CISSP
10 2 (0.59%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.24%) QA
2 10 (2.94%) SLA
3 7 (2.06%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.47%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.88%) GAMP
5 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.59%) GDPR
6 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.59%) PMO
7 1 (0.29%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (16.47%) Docker
2 44 (12.94%) Active Directory
3 27 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (3.82%) vSphere
5 3 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.88%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.29%) HDFS
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 70 (20.59%) Puppet
2 69 (20.29%) Ansible
3 38 (11.18%) Kubernetes
4 25 (7.35%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (4.71%) Terraform
6 13 (3.82%) SCCM
6 13 (3.82%) WSUS
7 12 (3.53%) ZABBIX
8 9 (2.65%) Salt
9 5 (1.47%) CFEngine
9 5 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (1.47%) Packer
10 4 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (1.18%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 3 (0.88%) Kibana
11 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.88%) Nagios
12 2 (0.59%) Netcool
12 2 (0.59%) OpenView
12 2 (0.59%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 96 (28.24%) Microsoft
2 34 (10.00%) Oracle
3 30 (8.82%) Red Hat
3 30 (8.82%) VMware
4 20 (5.88%) Google
5 18 (5.29%) Cisco
6 13 (3.82%) Citrix
7 12 (3.53%) Atlassian
7 12 (3.53%) Huawei
7 12 (3.53%) MuleSoft
8 10 (2.94%) Sitecore
9 9 (2.65%) HP
10 8 (2.35%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.76%) Casewise
11 6 (1.76%) Pega
12 5 (1.47%) Guidewire
12 5 (1.47%) Informatica
12 5 (1.47%) TIBCO
12 5 (1.47%) TOWER Software
13 4 (1.18%) Remedy