Period
to 28 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £496 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 337 335 367
Rank change year-on-year -2 +32 +86
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 225 352 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.60% 0.67% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.70% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 230 197
UK excluding London median daily rate £496 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.42% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £375 £385 £331
90th Percentile £632 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £543
% change year-on-year +4.76% -3.23% +14.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.25 - £35.00
UK median hourly rate £38.50 £70.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -45.00% +100.00% +105.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 35,481 50,211 49,933
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.29% 94.86% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,420 31,225 30,651
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £198 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,025 2,276 2,173
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.71% - -
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.84 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.50 £48.75 £47.76
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.40% - +3.89%

Cloud Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Cloud Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Engineer in the UK excluding London

Cloud Engineer
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 Engineer in the UK excluding London.

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

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

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

Cloud Engineer
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 Engineer in the UK excluding London.

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

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

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

Cloud Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 28 February 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
North of England +64 68 £481 +3.77% 48
South East +30 51 £550 +15.79% 27
North West +32 43 £500 -9.09% 26
Scotland -5 36 £475 -5.00% 12
Midlands +34 28 £450 -5.26% 30
Yorkshire +51 20 £475 +8.26% 17
South West +15 19 £575 +9.52% 9
West Midlands +38 15 £450 +5.88% 21
Wales +21 14 £490 +8.89% 9
East Midlands +27 13 £450 -16.28% 8
East of England +18 7 £500 - 42
North East +37 5 £325 -31.22% 5
Northern Ireland - 2 £325 - 2
Cloud Engineer
UK

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, Cloud Engineer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Cloud Engineer in the job title.

1 131 (58.22%) AWS
2 114 (50.67%) DevOps
3 90 (40.00%) Azure
4 87 (38.67%) Terraform
5 65 (28.89%) Linux
6 64 (28.44%) Ansible
7 62 (27.56%) Python
8 56 (24.89%) Windows
9 50 (22.22%) Docker
9 50 (22.22%) Kubernetes
10 49 (21.78%) Infrastructure as Code
11 48 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (19.56%) PowerShell
12 44 (19.56%) Migration
13 43 (19.11%) Jenkins
14 38 (16.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 37 (16.44%) Microsoft
16 36 (16.00%) AWS CloudFormation
17 32 (14.22%) Firewall
17 32 (14.22%) IaaS
18 30 (13.33%) PaaS
18 30 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
19 29 (12.89%) Finance
19 29 (12.89%) SaaS
20 28 (12.44%) SQL
21 27 (12.00%) Java
21 27 (12.00%) Security Cleared
21 27 (12.00%) Puppet
21 27 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
22 26 (11.56%) Bash Shell

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
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 (5.33%) IIS
2 8 (3.56%) Apache
2 8 (3.56%) Confluence
3 6 (2.67%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.67%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.78%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.33%) JBoss
6 3 (1.33%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.33%) nginx
6 3 (1.33%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.33%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.33%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.33%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.89%) GemFire
8 1 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.44%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.89%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 131 (58.22%) AWS
2 90 (40.00%) Azure
3 36 (16.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 32 (14.22%) IaaS
5 30 (13.33%) PaaS
6 29 (12.89%) SaaS
7 22 (9.78%) GCP
8 20 (8.89%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (8.89%) Office 365
9 17 (7.56%) Serverless
10 16 (7.11%) Amazon S3
11 15 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
11 15 (6.67%) GitHub
12 12 (5.33%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (4.89%) OpenShift
14 6 (2.67%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (2.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 6 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (2.22%) Amazon ECS
15 5 (2.22%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 32 (14.22%) Firewall
2 20 (8.89%) DNS
3 18 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 12 (5.33%) VPN
5 11 (4.89%) Internet
6 8 (3.56%) NAS
6 8 (3.56%) SAN
7 6 (2.67%) DHCP
7 6 (2.67%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (1.78%) HTTP
8 4 (1.78%) Network Security
8 4 (1.78%) Wireless
9 3 (1.33%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.33%) Skype
9 3 (1.33%) SSL
9 3 (1.33%) VSAN
9 3 (1.33%) WAN
10 2 (0.89%) DSL
10 2 (0.89%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.89%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.78%) MySQL
2 12 (5.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.56%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (3.56%) Big Data
4 7 (3.11%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.11%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (2.22%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.78%) MariaDB
6 4 (1.78%) Redis
7 3 (1.33%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.33%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.33%) Impala
8 2 (0.89%) InfluxDB
8 2 (0.89%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 43 (19.11%) Jenkins
2 26 (11.56%) Git (software)
3 16 (7.11%) GitLab
4 11 (4.89%) JIRA
5 9 (4.00%) Artifactory
6 8 (3.56%) Bitbucket
6 8 (3.56%) TeamCity
7 6 (2.67%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.67%) IBM UrbanCode
7 6 (2.67%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (2.22%) Selenium
9 4 (1.78%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.33%) CircleCI
10 3 (1.33%) Maven
10 3 (1.33%) Subversion
10 3 (1.33%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.89%) Mockito
11 2 (0.89%) Protractor
General
1 29 (12.89%) Finance
2 23 (10.22%) Public Sector
3 12 (5.33%) Banking
4 4 (1.78%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.33%) Retail
6 2 (0.89%) Automotive
6 2 (0.89%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Electronics
7 1 (0.44%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.22%) Web Services
2 11 (4.89%) .NET
2 11 (4.89%) Node.js
3 8 (3.56%) Spring
4 5 (2.22%) JSON
4 5 (2.22%) Spring Boot
5 4 (1.78%) CSS
5 4 (1.78%) HTML
5 4 (1.78%) Kafka
5 4 (1.78%) REST
5 4 (1.78%) RESTful
6 3 (1.33%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.33%) Flask
6 3 (1.33%) GraphQL
6 3 (1.33%) J2EE
6 3 (1.33%) Keycloak
6 3 (1.33%) SAML
6 3 (1.33%) SOAP
7 2 (0.89%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.89%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.33%) Public Cloud
2 18 (8.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 13 (5.78%) Data Centre
4 10 (4.44%) Cloud Native
4 10 (4.44%) Replication
5 7 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.67%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.22%) NHS
8 3 (1.33%) Clustering
8 3 (1.33%) User Experience
9 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.89%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.44%) Life Science
10 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 65 (28.89%) Linux
2 56 (24.89%) Windows
3 26 (11.56%) Windows Server
4 12 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (4.89%) Unix
6 7 (3.11%) Windows 10
7 6 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.89%) CentOS
9 2 (0.89%) Solaris
9 2 (0.89%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.44%) VMS
10 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (50.67%) DevOps
2 49 (21.78%) Infrastructure as Code
3 48 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (19.56%) Migration
5 38 (16.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 30 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (11.56%) Test Automation
8 19 (8.44%) Configuration Management
8 19 (8.44%) Continuous Delivery
8 19 (8.44%) Microservices
9 14 (6.22%) Software Engineering
10 13 (5.78%) Open Source
11 12 (5.33%) Analytics
11 12 (5.33%) Cloud Operations
11 12 (5.33%) Load Balancing
11 12 (5.33%) Scrum
12 11 (4.89%) SOA
13 10 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (4.00%) Computer Science
14 9 (4.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 62 (27.56%) Python
2 44 (19.56%) PowerShell
3 28 (12.44%) SQL
4 27 (12.00%) Java
5 26 (11.56%) Bash Shell
6 11 (4.89%) Ruby
7 10 (4.44%) Shell Script
8 8 (3.56%) C#
9 5 (2.22%) C++
9 5 (2.22%) Groovy
10 4 (1.78%) Go
11 3 (1.33%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.89%) C
12 2 (0.89%) Scala
13 1 (0.44%) Perl
13 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.44%) R
13 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (9.33%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.44%) AWS Certification
4 9 (4.00%) Degree
5 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.89%) MCSA
7 1 (0.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.44%) GIAC
7 1 (0.44%) MCP
7 1 (0.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.11%) SLA
2 4 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.33%) QA
4 2 (0.89%) NIST
5 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.44%) GDPR
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.44%) NCSC
5 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (22.22%) Docker
2 26 (11.56%) Active Directory
3 16 (7.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.56%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (3.11%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.67%) vSphere
7 4 (1.78%) LXC
7 4 (1.78%) NFS
7 4 (1.78%) VMware NSX
8 3 (1.33%) VMFS
8 3 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.33%) XenApp
9 2 (0.89%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.89%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.44%) vCloud
10 1 (0.44%) Xen
10 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 87 (38.67%) Terraform
2 64 (28.44%) Ansible
3 50 (22.22%) Kubernetes
4 27 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (12.00%) Puppet
5 8 (3.56%) SCOM
6 7 (3.11%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (2.22%) SCCM
8 4 (1.78%) Grafana
8 4 (1.78%) Kibana
8 4 (1.78%) Nagios
8 4 (1.78%) Prometheus
8 4 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.78%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.33%) Rancher
9 3 (1.33%) Sysdig
9 3 (1.33%) vMotion
9 3 (1.33%) vRealize
10 2 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.89%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 37 (16.44%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.22%) VMware
3 22 (9.78%) Google
4 16 (7.11%) Oracle
5 13 (5.78%) Splunk
6 9 (4.00%) Cloudera
7 8 (3.56%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.11%) AppDynamics
8 7 (3.11%) Citrix
8 7 (3.11%) IBM
9 4 (1.78%) Dynatrace
10 3 (1.33%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.33%) Barracuda Networks
10 3 (1.33%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.33%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.33%) Hortonworks
10 3 (1.33%) New Relic
10 3 (1.33%) Trend Micro
10 3 (1.33%) Workday
11 2 (0.89%) Genesys