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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cloud Computing
UK
Rank 436 390 427
Rank change year-on-year -46 +37  
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 173 266 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.50% 0.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.07% 6.33% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 179 130
Median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £655 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £501
% change year-on-year -10.52% -5.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Median hourly rate £18.57 £20.53 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.57% -16.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.96 £15.15 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £25.92 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £14.00

Cloud Computing is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 5635 4199 2671
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.60% 7.89% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3936 2908 1713
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 76 96
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.94 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £47.47 £38.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

Cloud Computing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cloud Computing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cloud Computing in the UK

Cloud Computing
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -44 166 £500 +5.26% 83
London 0 96 £510 +7.36% 42
South East +33 40 £500 -9.09% 12
City of London +4 18 £575 +53.33% 9
Berkshire +41 17 £500 +21.21% 2
West Midlands -27 9 £265 -33.75% 3
North West +18 8 £450 -10.00% 8
East of England -1 6 £425 +30.76% 7
Hampshire -1 6 £350 -36.36% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 6 £500 -18.36%
Reading - 6 £500 -
Birmingham +2 5 £250 -41.17% 1
Cheshire +32 4 £538 +10.25% 2
Scotland +25 4 £413 - 4
Surrey +11 4 £275 -50.00% 4
Milton Keynes -2 4 £500 -18.36%
Edinburgh +19 3 £450 - 2
Manchester +14 3 £413 +17.85% 6
Telford +5 3 £500 +25.00%
South West +3 3 £438 +6.06% 2
Shropshire +1 3 £500 +25.00%
West Yorkshire +11 2 £475 -29.62% 1
Leeds +6 2 £475 -29.62% 1
Yorkshire +1 2 £475 -13.63% 1
East Midlands +1 2 - - 6
Oxfordshire -10 2 £350 -18.84% 3
Home Counties - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 £350 - 1
Norwich - 2 £775 - 1
Bedford - 2 £375 -

Cloud Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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.

1 132 (34.11%) Java
2 131 (33.85%) Linux
3 126 (32.56%) Amazon AWS
4 124 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
5 98 (25.32%) Python
6 82 (21.19%) Puppet
7 78 (20.16%) Ansible
7 78 (20.16%) Finance
8 76 (19.64%) DevOps
9 75 (19.38%) Unix
10 72 (18.60%) Big Data
11 68 (17.57%) Windows
12 67 (17.31%) SQL
13 65 (16.80%) Microsoft Azure
14 63 (16.28%) Hadoop
15 60 (15.50%) Git (software)
16 56 (14.47%) Jenkins
16 56 (14.47%) VMware
17 55 (14.21%) Microsoft
18 53 (13.70%) Configuration Management
19 52 (13.44%) Ruby
20 49 (12.66%) Oracle
21 47 (12.14%) SOA
22 46 (11.89%) Docker
23 44 (11.37%) SQL Server
23 44 (11.37%) ITIL
23 44 (11.37%) JIRA
24 42 (10.85%) Apache Spark
24 42 (10.85%) Scala
25 41 (10.59%) Apache Hive

Cloud Computing
Top Related 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 42 (10.85%) Apache Spark
2 30 (7.75%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (6.20%) Apache
4 20 (5.17%) OpenStack
5 18 (4.65%) Apache Pig
6 17 (4.39%) WebSphere
7 15 (3.88%) Confluence
8 14 (3.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 14 (3.62%) Tomcat
9 12 (3.10%) JBoss
10 11 (2.84%) SharePoint
11 10 (2.58%) nginx
12 9 (2.33%) IIS
13 8 (2.07%) MS Exchange
14 7 (1.81%) SAS
14 7 (1.81%) Skype for Business
15 6 (1.55%) WebLogic
16 4 (1.03%) Apache Solr
16 4 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
17 3 (0.78%) Mule
Applications
1 26 (6.72%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.36%) MS Office
3 4 (1.03%) MS Project
3 4 (1.03%) SPSS
4 3 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.26%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (1.81%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.03%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.78%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 3 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.78%) Staffware
4 2 (0.52%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.52%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.26%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 126 (32.56%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (16.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (8.53%) IaaS
4 32 (8.27%) PaaS
5 29 (7.49%) SaaS
6 18 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (4.39%) Office 365
8 15 (3.88%) Amazon S3
9 13 (3.36%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (3.10%) Amazon Kinesis
11 11 (2.84%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (2.07%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (1.81%) Google Cloud Platform
14 6 (1.55%) Force.com
14 6 (1.55%) OneDrive
14 6 (1.55%) Yammer
15 5 (1.29%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (1.29%) OpenShift
16 4 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
17 3 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (10.59%) DNS
2 27 (6.98%) Firewall
3 21 (5.43%) Network Security
4 19 (4.91%) Internet
4 19 (4.91%) TCP/IP
5 14 (3.62%) LDAP
6 12 (3.10%) Intrusion Detection
7 11 (2.84%) HTTP
7 11 (2.84%) LAN
7 11 (2.84%) SAN
7 11 (2.84%) SSL
8 10 (2.58%) DHCP
9 9 (2.33%) WAN
10 8 (2.07%) Kerberos
11 7 (1.81%) VPN
12 6 (1.55%) PBX
12 6 (1.55%) Skype
12 6 (1.55%) Unified Communications
12 6 (1.55%) VoIP
13 4 (1.03%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (18.60%) Big Data
2 63 (16.28%) Hadoop
3 44 (11.37%) SQL Server
4 41 (10.59%) Apache Hive
5 33 (8.53%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (6.46%) MongoDB
7 24 (6.20%) Relational Database
8 23 (5.94%) MySQL
9 21 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (4.39%) NoSQL
11 15 (3.88%) Sqoop
12 14 (3.62%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (3.10%) Parquet
14 10 (2.58%) HBase
15 6 (1.55%) Amazon Redshift
15 6 (1.55%) DB2
16 5 (1.29%) Data Lake
16 5 (1.29%) Impala
16 5 (1.29%) Star Schema
17 4 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 60 (15.50%) Git (software)
2 56 (14.47%) Jenkins
3 44 (11.37%) JIRA
4 25 (6.46%) Maven
5 21 (5.43%) JUnit
5 21 (5.43%) Sonatype Nexus
6 20 (5.17%) Mockito
7 15 (3.88%) Talend Open Studio
8 10 (2.58%) Ant
8 10 (2.58%) Subversion
9 9 (2.33%) Cucumber
10 8 (2.07%) Mercurial
10 8 (2.07%) RSpec
10 8 (2.07%) Selenium
11 7 (1.81%) Gradle
12 6 (1.55%) Artifactory
13 5 (1.29%) Gerrit
13 5 (1.29%) GitLab
14 4 (1.03%) SonarQube
14 4 (1.03%) TeamCity
General
1 78 (20.16%) Finance
2 32 (8.27%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.39%) Marketing
4 14 (3.62%) Banking
5 13 (3.36%) Retail
6 12 (3.10%) Advertising
7 9 (2.33%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.81%) Billing
8 7 (1.81%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.55%) Front Office
10 5 (1.29%) Legal
11 4 (1.03%) Games
11 4 (1.03%) Mandarin Language
11 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.78%) Electronics
12 3 (0.78%) German Language
12 3 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.26%) Automotive
13 1 (0.26%) Back Office
13 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (23.51%) Architect
2 64 (16.54%) Developer
3 37 (9.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 33 (8.53%) Solutions Architect
5 31 (8.01%) Cloud Architect
6 30 (7.75%) Analyst
7 24 (6.20%) Data Engineer
7 24 (6.20%) Java Developer
8 17 (4.39%) AWS Engineer
9 16 (4.13%) Administrator
9 16 (4.13%) Consultant
9 16 (4.13%) Technical Architect
10 15 (3.88%) Big Data Engineer
10 15 (3.88%) Cloud Engineer
10 15 (3.88%) Senior Developer
11 14 (3.62%) Hadoop Engineer
11 14 (3.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (3.36%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 13 (3.36%) Infrastructure Architect
13 12 (3.10%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.30%) Spring
2 35 (9.04%) Kafka
2 35 (9.04%) Web Services
3 29 (7.49%) XML
4 27 (6.98%) JMS
5 26 (6.72%) REST
6 25 (6.46%) HTML
7 24 (6.20%) AngularJS
8 22 (5.68%) Spring MVC
9 21 (5.43%) jQuery
10 20 (5.17%) JSON
11 19 (4.91%) Middleware
12 18 (4.65%) Java EE
13 15 (3.88%) Elastic Stack
14 14 (3.62%) RabbitMQ
15 13 (3.36%) .NET
15 13 (3.36%) Node.js
16 12 (3.10%) Apache Avro
16 12 (3.10%) CSS
16 12 (3.10%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (8.53%) Data Centre
3 25 (6.46%) Management Information System
4 22 (5.68%) Computer Science
5 17 (4.39%) PKI
6 16 (4.13%) Public Cloud
7 13 (3.36%) Clustering
8 12 (3.10%) Private Cloud
9 11 (2.84%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (2.84%) User Experience
10 10 (2.58%) Data Structures
11 8 (2.07%) Fintech
12 7 (1.81%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.55%) CESG
13 6 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (1.29%) Algorithms
14 5 (1.29%) Digital Media
14 5 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (1.29%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 4 (1.03%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 131 (33.85%) Linux
2 75 (19.38%) Unix
3 68 (17.57%) Windows
4 32 (8.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (4.91%) AIX
6 18 (4.65%) Windows Server
7 10 (2.58%) CentOS
8 7 (1.81%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.55%) Solaris
9 6 (1.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.78%) Android
10 3 (0.78%) SUSE
10 3 (0.78%) zOS
11 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.26%) Debian
12 1 (0.26%) Fedora
12 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (19.64%) DevOps
3 53 (13.70%) Configuration Management
4 47 (12.14%) SOA
5 44 (11.37%) ITIL
6 39 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (9.82%) Analytics
7 38 (9.82%) Continuous Delivery
7 38 (9.82%) Open Source
8 35 (9.04%) Microservices
9 34 (8.79%) Scrum
10 31 (8.01%) Business Intelligence
10 31 (8.01%) TDD
11 28 (7.24%) MVC
11 28 (7.24%) Unit Testing
12 27 (6.98%) ETL
12 27 (6.98%) Information Security
12 27 (6.98%) Project Management
13 25 (6.46%) Migration
14 24 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (34.11%) Java
2 98 (25.32%) Python
3 67 (17.31%) SQL
4 52 (13.44%) Ruby
5 42 (10.85%) Scala
6 37 (9.56%) Bash Shell
7 32 (8.27%) JavaScript
8 26 (6.72%) Perl
8 26 (6.72%) R
9 17 (4.39%) C#
10 14 (3.62%) PowerShell
11 12 (3.10%) PHP
12 11 (2.84%) C++
12 11 (2.84%) Shell Script
13 9 (2.33%) C
13 9 (2.33%) XPath
14 8 (2.07%) Korn
15 5 (1.29%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.78%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.26%) Go
Qualifications
1 34 (8.79%) Degree
2 29 (7.49%) Security Cleared
3 23 (5.94%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.58%) CISSP
6 8 (2.07%) CISM
7 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.81%) RHCE
8 5 (1.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 5 (1.29%) CCNA
8 5 (1.29%) CCNP
8 5 (1.29%) CCSP
8 5 (1.29%) RHCSA
8 5 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.03%) ISACA
9 4 (1.03%) MCITP
9 4 (1.03%) SANS
10 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.78%) MCSE
10 3 (0.78%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.36%) PCI DSS
2 11 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.55%) COBIT
3 6 (1.55%) SLA
4 4 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.03%) ISO22301
5 3 (0.78%) FedRAMP
5 3 (0.78%) QA
6 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.26%) P3O
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (11.89%) Docker
2 38 (9.82%) Active Directory
3 36 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (5.43%) Hyper-V
5 20 (5.17%) vSphere
6 12 (3.10%) HDFS
7 9 (2.33%) Apache Flume
7 9 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.81%) NFS
9 7 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.55%) PowerHA
11 5 (1.29%) KVM
12 4 (1.03%) LXC
12 4 (1.03%) vCloud
12 4 (1.03%) XenServer
13 3 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.78%) iptables
13 3 (0.78%) Samba
Systems Management
1 82 (21.19%) Puppet
2 78 (20.16%) Ansible
3 38 (9.82%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (4.65%) Kubernetes
5 14 (3.62%) Nagios
5 14 (3.62%) Terraform
6 12 (3.10%) Mesos
6 12 (3.10%) Zenoss
7 9 (2.33%) Red Hat Satellite
7 9 (2.33%) SCOM
7 9 (2.33%) Tivoli
7 9 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (2.07%) logstash
8 8 (2.07%) Nessus
8 8 (2.07%) Packer
8 8 (2.07%) Rundeck
8 8 (2.07%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 7 (1.81%) SCCM
10 6 (1.55%) Kibana
10 6 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 56 (14.47%) VMware
2 55 (14.21%) Microsoft
3 49 (12.66%) Oracle
4 30 (7.75%) Cisco
5 26 (6.72%) Red Hat
6 24 (6.20%) IBM
7 23 (5.94%) HP
8 20 (5.17%) Dell
9 17 (4.39%) Symantec
10 15 (3.88%) Talend
11 13 (3.36%) Google
12 11 (2.84%) Citrix
12 11 (2.84%) Teradata
13 10 (2.58%) Splunk
14 9 (2.33%) EMC
14 9 (2.33%) Sun
15 8 (2.07%) Cloudera
15 8 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (2.07%) Sonatype
16 6 (1.55%) Hortonworks
Camberley, Surrey
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Rate: £450 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
London
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