Period
to 18 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 272 326 393
Rank change year-on-year +54 +67 +108
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 422 383 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.85% 0.69% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.73% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 256 169
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £485 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +4.30% +12.73%
10th Percentile £378 £362 £325
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £550 £530 £500
% change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +48.57% -
10th Percentile £26.25 £17.90 £16.65
90th Percentile £28.75 £33.30 £17.95
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +87.50% +44.44% -48.57%

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 46,987 52,359 48,424
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 95.00% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,024 31,752 29,337
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £230 £250 £225
90th Percentile £594 £569 £550
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,307 2,430 2,361
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -1.52% -6.47%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.81 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +7.05% -1.07% -3.78%

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 18 July 2019.

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
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 18 July 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 +32 137 £500 -3.66% 41
North of England +40 99 £520 +12.43% 36
North West +30 58 £550 +7.32% 20
Scotland +50 57 £525 +10.53% 8
South West +6 44 £500 +13.64% 11
Midlands -12 40 £475 -10.38% 17
Yorkshire +19 35 £450 - 12
Wales +14 25 £475 -15.56% 9
East Midlands +29 20 £380 -5.00% 4
West Midlands -26 20 £574 +8.35% 13
East of England +11 18 £513 +7.89% 21
North East +14 6 £535 +46.58% 4
Northern Ireland - 4 £513 - 1
Channel Islands - 2 £400 - 1
Cloud Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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.

1 279 (66.11%) Amazon AWS
2 263 (62.32%) DevOps
3 201 (47.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 164 (38.86%) Ansible
5 163 (38.63%) Terraform
6 158 (37.44%) Linux
7 145 (34.36%) Python
8 144 (34.12%) Docker
9 125 (29.62%) Kubernetes
10 118 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
11 103 (24.41%) Jenkins
12 94 (22.27%) Puppet
13 93 (22.04%) Windows
14 82 (19.43%) Infrastructure as Code
15 81 (19.19%) AWS CloudFormation
16 80 (18.96%) Continuous Integration
17 77 (18.25%) Public Cloud
17 77 (18.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 68 (16.11%) Google Cloud Platform
18 68 (16.11%) PowerShell
19 66 (15.64%) Bash Shell
20 64 (15.17%) Microsoft
21 62 (14.69%) Opscode Chef
22 56 (13.27%) Finance
22 56 (13.27%) Migration
23 53 (12.56%) Google
23 53 (12.56%) IaaS
24 51 (12.09%) Git (software)
24 51 (12.09%) Configuration Management
25 50 (11.85%) PaaS

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 35 (8.29%) OpenStack
2 12 (2.84%) Apache
3 11 (2.61%) Apache Spark
4 10 (2.37%) IIS
5 9 (2.13%) Confluence
5 9 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (2.13%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.66%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.71%) IBM Domino
7 3 (0.71%) iPlanet
7 3 (0.71%) JBoss
7 3 (0.71%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.47%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) assyst
1 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 279 (66.11%) Amazon AWS
2 201 (47.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (19.19%) AWS CloudFormation
4 68 (16.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 53 (12.56%) IaaS
6 50 (11.85%) PaaS
7 46 (10.90%) OpenShift
8 38 (9.00%) Serverless
9 35 (8.29%) Office 365
10 24 (5.69%) Amazon EC2
11 22 (5.21%) Amazon S3
12 18 (4.27%) AWS Lambda
13 15 (3.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 14 (3.32%) Azure Active Directory
15 12 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
15 12 (2.84%) SaaS
16 11 (2.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 10 (2.37%) Amazon ECS
17 10 (2.37%) Amazon ELB
17 10 (2.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 41 (9.72%) Firewall
2 20 (4.74%) DNS
3 18 (4.27%) VPN
4 15 (3.55%) Internet
5 11 (2.61%) Network Security
6 5 (1.18%) BGP
7 4 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (0.95%) SAN
7 4 (0.95%) VoIP
7 4 (0.95%) WAN
8 3 (0.71%) HSRP
8 3 (0.71%) HTTP
8 3 (0.71%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.47%) LAN
9 2 (0.47%) Multicast
9 2 (0.47%) SSL
9 2 (0.47%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.47%) Wireless
10 1 (0.24%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (0.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.29%) Big Data
2 31 (7.35%) Hadoop
3 29 (6.87%) SQL Server
4 19 (4.50%) Amazon RDS
5 16 (3.79%) NoSQL
6 15 (3.55%) BigQuery
6 15 (3.55%) MySQL
7 11 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (2.37%) Apache Hive
9 8 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.42%) HBase
11 5 (1.18%) Bigtable
12 4 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.95%) Couchbase
12 4 (0.95%) Impala
12 4 (0.95%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.71%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 103 (24.41%) Jenkins
2 51 (12.09%) Git (software)
3 20 (4.74%) GitLab
4 18 (4.27%) Visual Studio Team System
5 15 (3.55%) Bitbucket
5 15 (3.55%) JIRA
6 10 (2.37%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (2.13%) Vagrant
8 7 (1.66%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (1.42%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.18%) CF BOSH
11 4 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.95%) Subversion
12 3 (0.71%) Artifactory
12 3 (0.71%) GoCD
12 3 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.47%) IntelliJ
14 1 (0.24%) Hudson
14 1 (0.24%) JMeter
General
1 56 (13.27%) Finance
2 34 (8.06%) Banking
3 23 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.08%) Retail
4 13 (3.08%) Retail Banking
5 10 (2.37%) Law
6 8 (1.90%) Billing
6 8 (1.90%) Electronics
6 8 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.90%) Marketing
7 1 (0.24%) Legal
7 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (8.53%) Web Services
2 17 (4.03%) Node.js
3 14 (3.32%) RESTful
4 13 (3.08%) .NET
4 13 (3.08%) JSON
5 11 (2.61%) Kafka
6 5 (1.18%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (1.18%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (1.18%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (0.95%) React
7 4 (0.95%) Spring
8 2 (0.47%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.47%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.47%) Django
8 2 (0.47%) Flask
8 2 (0.47%) HTML
8 2 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.47%) REST
8 2 (0.47%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 77 (18.25%) Public Cloud
2 27 (6.40%) Data Centre
3 25 (5.92%) Private Cloud
4 20 (4.74%) Cloud Native
4 20 (4.74%) Hybrid Cloud
5 11 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.90%) Clustering
7 8 (1.90%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (0.95%) iPad
9 4 (0.95%) Replication
10 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.71%) PKI
11 2 (0.47%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.47%) Life Science
11 2 (0.47%) User Experience
12 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 158 (37.44%) Linux
2 93 (22.04%) Windows
3 37 (8.77%) Unix
4 34 (8.06%) Windows Server
5 25 (5.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (4.74%) CentOS
7 14 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.66%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.95%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.24%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.24%) Debian
10 1 (0.24%) Fedora
10 1 (0.24%) Solaris
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (62.32%) DevOps
2 118 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (19.43%) Infrastructure as Code
4 80 (18.96%) Continuous Integration
5 77 (18.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 56 (13.27%) Migration
7 51 (12.09%) Configuration Management
8 34 (8.06%) Continuous Delivery
8 34 (8.06%) Test Automation
9 33 (7.82%) Microservices
10 28 (6.64%) High Availability
11 27 (6.40%) Continuous Deployment
12 26 (6.16%) DevSecOps
12 26 (6.16%) Scrum
13 25 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
13 25 (5.92%) Software Engineering
14 24 (5.69%) Deployment Automation
14 24 (5.69%) ITIL
15 23 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
16 18 (4.27%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 145 (34.36%) Python
2 68 (16.11%) PowerShell
3 66 (15.64%) Bash Shell
4 33 (7.82%) Java
5 29 (6.87%) Ruby
6 27 (6.40%) SQL
7 8 (1.90%) Perl
8 7 (1.66%) Go
9 6 (1.42%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.95%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.71%) Scala
12 2 (0.47%) Groovy
13 1 (0.24%) C#
13 1 (0.24%) C++
13 1 (0.24%) Java 8
13 1 (0.24%) Korn
13 1 (0.24%) Rust
13 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (3.79%) Security Cleared
2 15 (3.55%) Degree
3 12 (2.84%) AWS Certification
4 9 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.66%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.66%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.95%) CISSP
6 4 (0.95%) MCSA
7 3 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.47%) CCA
8 2 (0.47%) MCSE
8 2 (0.47%) VCP6
8 2 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.24%) CCNA
9 1 (0.24%) CCNP
9 1 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.24%) MCP
9 1 (0.24%) RHCE
9 1 (0.24%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.66%) GDPR
1 7 (1.66%) SLA
2 6 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.18%) QA
4 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.47%) NCSC
4 2 (0.47%) NIST
4 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 144 (34.12%) Docker
2 38 (9.00%) Active Directory
3 20 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (4.27%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (2.61%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (1.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (1.18%) HDFS
8 4 (0.95%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.47%) vCloud
9 2 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.47%) vSphere
10 1 (0.24%) BIND 9
10 1 (0.24%) KVM
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.24%) NFS
10 1 (0.24%) Postfix
10 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.24%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 164 (38.86%) Ansible
2 163 (38.63%) Terraform
3 125 (29.62%) Kubernetes
4 94 (22.27%) Puppet
5 62 (14.69%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (3.32%) Packer
7 13 (3.08%) Consul
8 11 (2.61%) SCCM
9 9 (2.13%) Mesos
10 8 (1.90%) SCOM
11 7 (1.66%) SCVMM
12 5 (1.18%) Oozie
12 5 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.95%) Grafana
14 3 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
14 3 (0.71%) FortiGate
14 3 (0.71%) Marathon
14 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
14 3 (0.71%) ZABBIX
15 2 (0.47%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 64 (15.17%) Microsoft
2 53 (12.56%) Google
3 40 (9.48%) Red Hat
4 30 (7.11%) VMware
5 25 (5.92%) Cloudera
6 20 (4.74%) Splunk
7 17 (4.03%) Hortonworks
8 16 (3.79%) Cisco
9 11 (2.61%) Fortinet
9 11 (2.61%) Oracle
10 9 (2.13%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.90%) SAP
12 7 (1.66%) Citrix
13 6 (1.42%) ArcSight
13 6 (1.42%) Barracuda Networks
13 6 (1.42%) CyberArk
13 6 (1.42%) Qualys
13 6 (1.42%) Symantec
13 6 (1.42%) Trend Micro
14 5 (1.18%) New Relic