Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 21 January 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
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 411 450 483
Rank change year-on-year +39 +33 +61
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 554 453 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.47% 0.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.20% 3.78% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 322 307
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £369 £313 £313
90th Percentile £688 £625 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £535 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +18.89% -5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
UK median hourly rate £22.64 £23.46 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.52% -60.90% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £18.62 £60.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% -68.97% -

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 17,330 11,974 7,522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.55% 12.47% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,032 8,236 5,125
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 164 119
UK median hourly rate £18.63 £18.88 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.32% -12.78% -3.82%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.33 £10.90
90th Percentile £54.55 £56.87 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year - -26.32% +11.76%

Cloud Computing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cloud Computing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Computing in the UK

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cloud Computing.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Computing in the UK

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Computing over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cloud Computing in the UK

Cloud Computing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Computing.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cloud Computing in the UK

Cloud Computing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Computing over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cloud Computing in the UK

Cloud Computing
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 21 January 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
England +41 517 £550 +15.79% 241
UK excluding London +100 332 £535 +18.89% 119
London -51 217 £550 +10.00% 132
South East +42 183 £550 +22.22% 38
Midlands +39 59 £550 +58.50% 11
West Midlands +27 42 £450 +29.68% 6
Scotland +3 29 £500 +25.00% 5
South West +25 25 £504 +18.53% 9
North of England +31 17 £450 +3.15% 25
East of England -6 17 £513 -6.82% 26
East Midlands - 17 £610 - 5
Yorkshire +15 12 £448 +6.55% 3
North West -7 3 £475 +8.57% 20
North East +46 2 £450 +20.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Computing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 208 (37.55%) Amazon AWS
2 187 (33.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 171 (30.87%) Agile Software Development
4 165 (29.78%) DevOps
5 162 (29.24%) Linux
6 142 (25.63%) Finance
7 129 (23.29%) Puppet
8 118 (21.30%) Microsoft
9 108 (19.49%) Java
10 106 (19.13%) Python
11 104 (18.77%) Windows
12 91 (16.43%) Telecoms
13 90 (16.25%) Ansible
14 85 (15.34%) Oracle
15 84 (15.16%) SQL
15 84 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
16 81 (14.62%) SOA
17 79 (14.26%) Opscode Chef
18 78 (14.08%) Jenkins
19 74 (13.36%) Degree
20 72 (13.00%) Scrum
21 71 (12.82%) Docker
22 70 (12.64%) Configuration Management
23 68 (12.27%) Security Cleared
23 68 (12.27%) IaaS
24 67 (12.09%) PaaS
24 67 (12.09%) Web Services
25 65 (11.73%) Git (software)
26 64 (11.55%) VMware
27 62 (11.19%) JavaScript

Cloud Computing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 47 (8.48%) OpenStack
2 45 (8.12%) Elasticsearch
3 37 (6.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 24 (4.33%) Confluence
5 23 (4.15%) nginx
6 22 (3.97%) Apache
7 15 (2.71%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.99%) Apache Spark
9 9 (1.62%) WebLogic
10 8 (1.44%) Jetty
11 7 (1.26%) IIS
11 7 (1.26%) JBoss
12 6 (1.08%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.90%) SAS
14 4 (0.72%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.72%) SharePoint
15 3 (0.54%) IBM Domino
15 3 (0.54%) Skype for Business
15 3 (0.54%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.36%) CMS
Applications
1 35 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (4.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.99%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.81%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (3.97%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.72%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.36%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.18%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 208 (37.55%) Amazon AWS
2 187 (33.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (12.27%) IaaS
4 67 (12.09%) PaaS
5 39 (7.04%) SaaS
6 26 (4.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 19 (3.43%) GitHub
7 19 (3.43%) Office 365
8 12 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (1.44%) npm
10 8 (1.44%) Serverless
10 8 (1.44%) Slack
10 8 (1.44%) Trello
11 6 (1.08%) Akamai
11 6 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.90%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 45 (8.12%) Internet
2 43 (7.76%) Firewall
3 39 (7.04%) SAN
4 33 (5.96%) DNS
5 24 (4.33%) TCP/IP
6 23 (4.15%) WAN
7 22 (3.97%) LAN
8 16 (2.89%) VPN
9 15 (2.71%) SSL
10 14 (2.53%) HTTP
11 10 (1.81%) IP Telephony
12 8 (1.44%) NAS
13 6 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (0.90%) Wireless
15 4 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (0.72%) DHCP
15 4 (0.72%) DMZ
15 4 (0.72%) IPsec
15 4 (0.72%) iSCSI
15 4 (0.72%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.14%) Big Data
2 30 (5.42%) MongoDB
3 24 (4.33%) SQL Server
4 23 (4.15%) MySQL
4 23 (4.15%) NoSQL
4 23 (4.15%) Relational Database
5 19 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (3.07%) Oracle Database
7 14 (2.53%) RDBMS
7 14 (2.53%) Star Schema
8 13 (2.35%) Hadoop
9 12 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.72%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.72%) HBase
11 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.54%) Data Lake
12 3 (0.54%) DB2
Development Applications
1 78 (14.08%) Jenkins
2 65 (11.73%) Git (software)
3 53 (9.57%) Maven
4 25 (4.51%) Ant
4 25 (4.51%) Sonatype Nexus
5 24 (4.33%) JIRA
5 24 (4.33%) Subversion
6 23 (4.15%) JUnit
6 23 (4.15%) Mockito
7 16 (2.89%) TeamCity
8 15 (2.71%) Visual Studio
9 13 (2.35%) GitLab
10 12 (2.17%) Gradle
10 12 (2.17%) Selenium
11 11 (1.99%) Artifactory
12 10 (1.81%) Bower
12 10 (1.81%) Cucumber
12 10 (1.81%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (1.62%) git-flow
13 9 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 142 (25.63%) Finance
2 91 (16.43%) Telecoms
3 49 (8.84%) Banking
4 26 (4.69%) Mandarin Language
5 20 (3.61%) Retail
6 18 (3.25%) Front Office
7 12 (2.17%) Advertising
8 10 (1.81%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.81%) Marketing
9 9 (1.62%) Billing
10 8 (1.44%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.26%) Electronics
12 6 (1.08%) Back Office
12 6 (1.08%) Publishing
13 4 (0.72%) Law
13 4 (0.72%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.54%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.36%) Automotive
15 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (20.04%) Architect
2 88 (15.88%) Developer
3 81 (14.62%) DevOps Engineer
4 58 (10.47%) Cloud Architect
5 41 (7.40%) Java Developer
6 40 (7.22%) Consultant
7 26 (4.69%) AWS Architect
8 25 (4.51%) Analyst
9 24 (4.33%) AWS Engineer
9 24 (4.33%) Cloud Engineer
10 22 (3.97%) Azure Architect
10 22 (3.97%) Senior Developer
11 21 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (3.61%) Delivery Manager
13 18 (3.25%) AWS DevOps
13 18 (3.25%) Senior DevOps
14 17 (3.07%) Enterprise Architect
14 17 (3.07%) Project Manager
14 17 (3.07%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 16 (2.89%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (12.09%) Web Services
2 49 (8.84%) .NET
3 43 (7.76%) Node.js
4 39 (7.04%) AngularJS
5 38 (6.86%) XML
6 36 (6.50%) Spring
7 34 (6.14%) RESTful
8 32 (5.78%) REST
9 31 (5.60%) React
10 29 (5.23%) Java EE
11 25 (4.51%) Spring MVC
12 23 (4.15%) JMS
12 23 (4.15%) jQuery
12 23 (4.15%) JSF
12 23 (4.15%) Play Framework
13 22 (3.97%) Grails
13 22 (3.97%) Middleware
14 21 (3.79%) SOAP
15 20 (3.61%) JSON
16 19 (3.43%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.11%) Public Cloud
2 46 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (7.04%) Data Centre
4 29 (5.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 23 (4.15%) Grid Computing
5 23 (4.15%) Private Cloud
6 22 (3.97%) Management Information System
7 20 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (2.71%) CESG
8 15 (2.71%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (2.71%) PKI
9 14 (2.53%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.99%) Enterprise Cloud
11 10 (1.81%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (1.44%) Replication
13 7 (1.26%) Cloud Native
13 7 (1.26%) User Experience
14 6 (1.08%) Fat Client
14 6 (1.08%) Thin Client
14 6 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 162 (29.24%) Linux
2 104 (18.77%) Windows
3 59 (10.65%) Unix
4 54 (9.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (6.14%) Windows Server
6 25 (4.51%) Solaris
7 21 (3.79%) SUSE
8 19 (3.43%) AIX
9 16 (2.89%) CentOS
10 13 (2.35%) Oracle Linux
11 10 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (1.26%) Debian
14 6 (1.08%) Android
14 6 (1.08%) VMS
15 4 (0.72%) HPUX
15 4 (0.72%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.72%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (30.87%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (29.78%) DevOps
3 84 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
4 81 (14.62%) SOA
5 72 (13.00%) Scrum
6 70 (12.64%) Configuration Management
7 61 (11.01%) Continuous Delivery
8 58 (10.47%) ITIL
9 54 (9.75%) Microservices
10 53 (9.57%) Test Automation
11 50 (9.03%) TDD
12 47 (8.48%) Customer-Centricity
13 45 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
14 44 (7.94%) Process Improvement
15 43 (7.76%) MVC
15 43 (7.76%) Open Source
16 42 (7.58%) Unit Testing
17 40 (7.22%) Task Automation
18 38 (6.86%) BDD
19 34 (6.14%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 108 (19.49%) Java
2 106 (19.13%) Python
3 84 (15.16%) SQL
4 62 (11.19%) JavaScript
5 53 (9.57%) PowerShell
6 51 (9.21%) Ruby
7 43 (7.76%) Bash Shell
8 41 (7.40%) C#
9 36 (6.50%) Perl
10 28 (5.05%) Scala
11 27 (4.87%) Shell Script
12 22 (3.97%) XPath
13 13 (2.35%) C
13 13 (2.35%) C++
14 10 (1.81%) R
15 9 (1.62%) PHP
16 8 (1.44%) Go
17 7 (1.26%) Clojure
18 5 (0.90%) Groovy
19 2 (0.36%) Korn
Qualifications
1 74 (13.36%) Degree
2 68 (12.27%) Security Cleared
3 44 (7.94%) SC Cleared
4 28 (5.05%) CISM
4 28 (5.05%) CISSP
5 25 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (3.97%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 14 (2.53%) CCSP
8 12 (2.17%) AWS Certification
9 11 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (1.99%) DV Cleared
10 10 (1.81%) PMP
11 8 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (1.26%) SANS
13 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.72%) CRISC
15 3 (0.54%) CCNA
15 3 (0.54%) Master's Degree
16 2 (0.36%) ISEB
16 2 (0.36%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (2.71%) COBIT
3 11 (1.99%) ISO 22301
4 9 (1.62%) QA
5 4 (0.72%) GAAP
5 4 (0.72%) GCP
5 4 (0.72%) GDPR
5 4 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.36%) IFRS
6 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.36%) PMO
6 2 (0.36%) SLA
7 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
System Software
1 71 (12.82%) Docker
2 42 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.69%) Active Directory
4 16 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (2.17%) vSphere
6 7 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 7 (1.26%) vCloud
6 7 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (1.26%) VMware NSX
7 6 (1.08%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.90%) KVM
8 5 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.54%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.18%) etcd
10 1 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.18%) GPFS
10 1 (0.18%) HDFS
10 1 (0.18%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 129 (23.29%) Puppet
2 90 (16.25%) Ansible
3 79 (14.26%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (3.97%) Terraform
5 19 (3.43%) Kubernetes
5 19 (3.43%) logstash
6 15 (2.71%) Kibana
6 15 (2.71%) NetBackup
7 14 (2.53%) BladeLogic
8 13 (2.35%) Grafana
9 12 (2.17%) ZABBIX
10 10 (1.81%) HAProxy
11 9 (1.62%) Rancher
12 7 (1.26%) CFEngine
12 7 (1.26%) SCCM
13 5 (0.90%) Packer
14 4 (0.72%) Juju
14 4 (0.72%) Nagios
15 3 (0.54%) SCOM
15 3 (0.54%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 118 (21.30%) Microsoft
2 85 (15.34%) Oracle
3 64 (11.55%) VMware
4 59 (10.65%) Red Hat
5 28 (5.05%) Google
6 19 (3.43%) Cisco
7 12 (2.17%) HP
8 11 (1.99%) IBM
9 10 (1.81%) NetApp
10 9 (1.62%) Citrix
10 9 (1.62%) ServiceNow
11 8 (1.44%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.44%) Palo Alto
12 7 (1.26%) F5
13 6 (1.08%) Cloudera
13 6 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.08%) SolarWinds
13 6 (1.08%) Splunk
14 5 (0.90%) EMC
14 5 (0.90%) SAP