Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 392 373 404
Rank change year-on-year -19 +31 +62
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 412 685 568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.69% 0.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.91% 2.72% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 384 314
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.55% +14.29%
10th Percentile £360 £372 £369
90th Percentile £675 £713 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £500 £525
% change year-on-year -4.00% -4.76% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 5
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.66 £30.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.82% -39.36% +31.16%
10th Percentile £16.25 £17.36 £12.45
90th Percentile £29.50 £35.00 £62.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +11.76% +25.93% -27.50%

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 21,522 25,208 18,466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.72% 25.29% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,581 17,404 12,836
UK median daily rate £490 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +5.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £278 £305 £286
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 323 237
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.57% -10.83% +3.29%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.15
90th Percentile £78.75 £57.00 £55.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 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
England -12 384 £525 - 207
London +27 206 £548 -0.45% 86
UK excluding London -37 197 £480 -4.00% 141
South East +26 83 £500 - 39
North of England -38 39 £500 -4.76% 28
South West +23 29 £600 +25.65% 13
Scotland +18 19 £375 -6.25% 19
Yorkshire +33 17 £325 -23.53% 3
Midlands +12 17 £450 -14.29% 19
North West -22 16 £507 -4.56% 21
East of England +30 13 £450 -10.00% 21
West Midlands +29 13 £450 -18.18% 11
North East -4 6 £500 -5.66% 4
East Midlands +23 4 £425 -13.92% 8
Wales +28 1 £550 +25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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 with a requirement for Cloud Computing.

1 178 (43.20%) AWS
2 175 (42.48%) Azure
3 136 (33.01%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (28.40%) DevOps
5 92 (22.33%) Python
6 90 (21.84%) Microsoft
7 87 (21.12%) Java
8 85 (20.63%) Web Services
9 78 (18.93%) Windows
10 75 (18.20%) Security Cleared
11 72 (17.48%) SQL
12 68 (16.50%) GCP
13 65 (15.78%) Ansible
13 65 (15.78%) Linux
14 64 (15.53%) Finance
15 62 (15.05%) Docker
15 62 (15.05%) Jenkins
16 60 (14.56%) SC Cleared
17 58 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
18 56 (13.59%) JavaScript
19 55 (13.35%) Migration
20 54 (13.11%) Degree
21 52 (12.62%) Analytics
22 51 (12.38%) IaaS
22 51 (12.38%) Google
23 50 (12.14%) PaaS
23 50 (12.14%) Puppet
24 48 (11.65%) Continuous Delivery
24 48 (11.65%) Terraform
25 47 (11.41%) Software Engineering

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 21 (5.10%) Apache Spark
2 20 (4.85%) Jupyter
3 12 (2.91%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.67%) IIS
5 9 (2.18%) Apache
5 9 (2.18%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (1.94%) Confluence
7 7 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.46%) nginx
8 6 (1.46%) OpenStack
9 5 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.97%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.73%) Apache Qpid
11 3 (0.73%) ColdFusion
11 3 (0.73%) Gunicorn
11 3 (0.73%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.49%) CMS
12 2 (0.49%) JBoss
12 2 (0.49%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.49%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (3.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.18%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.97%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.97%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.97%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (0.73%) FINCAD Analytics
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.24%) MFGPRO
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.24%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.24%) SAP CAR
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 178 (43.20%) AWS
2 175 (42.48%) Azure
3 68 (16.50%) GCP
4 51 (12.38%) IaaS
5 50 (12.14%) PaaS
6 41 (9.95%) SaaS
7 27 (6.55%) GitHub
8 26 (6.31%) Serverless
9 24 (5.83%) Amazon S3
10 20 (4.85%) Office 365
11 19 (4.61%) AWS Lambda
12 18 (4.37%) Dynamics 365
13 16 (3.88%) Power Platform
14 15 (3.64%) Amazon SQS
15 13 (3.16%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
17 9 (2.18%) OpenShift
18 8 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
19 7 (1.70%) Amazon Cognito
19 7 (1.70%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (9.95%) Firewall
2 39 (9.47%) DNS
3 35 (8.50%) Internet
4 34 (8.25%) VPN
5 26 (6.31%) TCP/IP
6 17 (4.13%) WAN
7 13 (3.16%) LAN
7 13 (3.16%) MPLS
8 11 (2.67%) NAS
8 11 (2.67%) Network Security
9 10 (2.43%) HTTP
9 10 (2.43%) IPsec
9 10 (2.43%) Reverse Proxy
9 10 (2.43%) Unified Communications
10 9 (2.18%) ADSL
10 9 (2.18%) Ethernet
10 9 (2.18%) OSPF
10 9 (2.18%) RIP
10 9 (2.18%) SAN
10 9 (2.18%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.01%) Big Data
1 33 (8.01%) NoSQL
1 33 (8.01%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.83%) MySQL
2 24 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (4.61%) Relational Database
4 18 (4.37%) Hadoop
5 16 (3.88%) Power BI
6 15 (3.64%) MongoDB
7 10 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.18%) RDBMS
8 9 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.94%) Data Mining
10 6 (1.46%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (1.46%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.46%) Redis
10 6 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (1.21%) BigQuery
11 5 (1.21%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 62 (15.05%) Jenkins
2 44 (10.68%) Git (software)
3 20 (4.85%) JIRA
4 16 (3.88%) GitLab
4 16 (3.88%) Selenium
5 15 (3.64%) Visual Studio Team System
6 12 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (2.67%) Visual Studio
8 8 (1.94%) Maven
9 7 (1.70%) webpack
10 6 (1.46%) git-flow
10 6 (1.46%) Gradle
10 6 (1.46%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.97%) Grunt
11 4 (0.97%) Mocha
11 4 (0.97%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.73%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.73%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.73%) JUnit
13 2 (0.49%) Artifactory
General
1 64 (15.53%) Finance
2 25 (6.07%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.10%) Publishing
4 18 (4.37%) Public Sector
5 13 (3.16%) Banking
6 12 (2.91%) Law
6 12 (2.91%) Marketing
7 10 (2.43%) Front Office
8 7 (1.70%) Retail
9 5 (1.21%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.97%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.73%) Back Office
11 3 (0.73%) Electronics
11 3 (0.73%) Games
11 3 (0.73%) Legal
12 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.49%) Billing
12 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.49%) Police
Job Titles
1 92 (22.33%) Developer
2 76 (18.45%) Architect
3 37 (8.98%) DevOps Engineer
4 31 (7.52%) Cloud Engineer
5 29 (7.04%) Analyst
6 23 (5.58%) Senior Developer
7 22 (5.34%) Azure Engineer
7 22 (5.34%) Consultant
7 22 (5.34%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (3.64%) Cloud Architect
8 15 (3.64%) Java Developer
9 14 (3.40%) AWS Engineer
9 14 (3.40%) Data Engineer
9 14 (3.40%) Network Engineer
10 13 (3.16%) Azure Architect
11 11 (2.67%) Data Scientist
11 11 (2.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 10 (2.43%) AWS Developer
12 10 (2.43%) Virtualisation Architect
13 9 (2.18%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (20.63%) Web Services
2 44 (10.68%) HTML
3 37 (8.98%) .NET
4 30 (7.28%) Node.js
5 28 (6.80%) CSS
6 25 (6.07%) React
7 21 (5.10%) TensorFlow
8 18 (4.37%) AngularJS
8 18 (4.37%) XML
9 17 (4.13%) RESTful
10 12 (2.91%) Spring
11 10 (2.43%) .NET Framework
11 10 (2.43%) Middleware
12 9 (2.18%) JSON
13 8 (1.94%) HTML5
13 8 (1.94%) J2EE
13 8 (1.94%) REST
13 8 (1.94%) Ruby on Rails
14 7 (1.70%) Kafka
14 7 (1.70%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.83%) Data Centre
3 23 (5.58%) Public Cloud
4 17 (4.13%) Algorithms
4 17 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (3.40%) User Experience
6 13 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 13 (3.16%) Replication
7 12 (2.91%) Cloud Native
8 11 (2.67%) Enterprise Storage
8 11 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (2.18%) Data Structures
9 9 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.70%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.21%) Analytical Mindset
11 5 (1.21%) Derivative
11 5 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.21%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.21%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 78 (18.93%) Windows
2 65 (15.78%) Linux
3 31 (7.52%) Windows Server
4 13 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (3.16%) Unix
5 10 (2.43%) Windows 10
6 8 (1.94%) CentOS
7 6 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.97%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.49%) AIX
9 2 (0.49%) Android
9 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.49%) HPUX
9 2 (0.49%) Solaris
9 2 (0.49%) VMS
9 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.24%) Debian
10 1 (0.24%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (33.01%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (28.40%) DevOps
3 58 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (13.35%) Migration
5 52 (12.62%) Analytics
6 48 (11.65%) Continuous Delivery
7 47 (11.41%) Software Engineering
8 45 (10.92%) Computer Science
9 44 (10.68%) Microservices
9 44 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
9 44 (10.68%) Test Automation
10 41 (9.95%) Machine Learning
11 40 (9.71%) Scrum
12 37 (8.98%) Infrastructure as Code
13 34 (8.25%) TDD
14 30 (7.28%) Artificial Intelligence
14 30 (7.28%) Mathematics
15 29 (7.04%) Visualisation
16 26 (6.31%) Data Science
17 25 (6.07%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 92 (22.33%) Python
2 87 (21.12%) Java
3 72 (17.48%) SQL
4 56 (13.59%) JavaScript
5 47 (11.41%) C#
6 32 (7.77%) PowerShell
7 31 (7.52%) Ruby
8 21 (5.10%) Bash Shell
9 17 (4.13%) C++
9 17 (4.13%) Go
10 12 (2.91%) R
11 11 (2.67%) C
11 11 (2.67%) Scala
12 10 (2.43%) PHP
13 9 (2.18%) TypeScript
14 8 (1.94%) ES6
15 6 (1.46%) Java 8
16 4 (0.97%) Apex Code
16 4 (0.97%) ES7
16 4 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (18.20%) Security Cleared
2 60 (14.56%) SC Cleared
3 54 (13.11%) Degree
4 17 (4.13%) CCNA
4 17 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (3.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (2.67%) BC Cleared
6 11 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (2.18%) CCIP
7 9 (2.18%) CCNP
8 8 (1.94%) CCDP
9 5 (1.21%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.21%) Master's Degree
9 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.73%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.73%) CISSP
10 3 (0.73%) MCSE
10 3 (0.73%) PhD
11 2 (0.49%) ACCA
11 2 (0.49%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.83%) QA
2 9 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.46%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.97%) COBIT
4 4 (0.97%) GDPR
4 4 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.73%) ITGC
5 3 (0.73%) SLA
6 2 (0.49%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.49%) PMO
7 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.24%) RMADS
System Software
1 62 (15.05%) Docker
2 32 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.34%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.18%) VMware NSX
4 9 (2.18%) vSphere
5 5 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.97%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.24%) KVM
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 65 (15.78%) Ansible
2 50 (12.14%) Puppet
3 48 (11.65%) Terraform
4 38 (9.22%) Kubernetes
5 34 (8.25%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.94%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 7 (1.70%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.21%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.97%) logstash
9 4 (0.97%) Packer
10 3 (0.73%) Consul
10 3 (0.73%) Kibana
10 3 (0.73%) Salt
10 3 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.49%) RSA Archer
11 2 (0.49%) vRealize
Vendors
1 90 (21.84%) Microsoft
2 51 (12.38%) Google
3 38 (9.22%) VMware
4 31 (7.52%) Oracle
5 25 (6.07%) Cisco
6 15 (3.64%) Citrix
7 14 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (3.16%) TOWER Software
9 10 (2.43%) Juniper
9 10 (2.43%) Tableau
10 9 (2.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 9 (2.18%) EMC
10 9 (2.18%) NetApp
11 8 (1.94%) SAP
11 8 (1.94%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.70%) Veritas
13 6 (1.46%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.21%) Brocade
14 5 (1.21%) Dell
14 5 (1.21%) HP