Period
to 21 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 384 485 446
Rank change year-on-year +101 -39 +44
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 639 387 518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.42% 0.49%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.23% 3.21% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 254 345
UK median daily rate £530 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +5.26% +5.38%
10th Percentile £375 £325 £319
90th Percentile £706 £650 £683
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £468
% change year-on-year +16.67% -3.74% +10.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 7
UK median hourly rate £32.89 £21.16 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.45% -61.54% +57.14%
10th Percentile £18.74 £13.66 £20.97
90th Percentile £67.03 £31.31 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 - £60.00

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 19,782 12,040 8,737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.56% 13.09% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,496 8,388 6,033
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £305 £281 £290
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 152 142
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -16.28% -4.44%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.51 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.35 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year - +1.49% -25.56%

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 April 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 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cloud Computing in the UK

Cloud Computing
Top 16 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 April 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 +99 602 £550 +10.00% 192
London +52 334 £550 +7.84% 93
UK excluding London +71 300 £525 +16.67% 112
South East +42 136 £559 +20.81% 37
Midlands +30 64 £530 +11.87% 18
West Midlands +29 50 £530 +15.22% 11
Scotland -21 29 £475 +31.03% 9
East of England +1 27 £495 -8.97% 17
North of England -18 24 £450 - 10
South West +23 18 £510 +13.33% 17
East Midlands +9 14 £643 +7.08% 7
Yorkshire -3 14 £470 +46.88% 5
North West -22 8 £450 -2.17% 3
North East - 2 £450 - 2
Northern Ireland -6 1 - - 1
Wales -11 1 £525 +50.00% 3

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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.

1 323 (50.55%) Amazon AWS
2 258 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (34.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 192 (30.05%) DevOps
5 183 (28.64%) Linux
6 166 (25.98%) Python
7 147 (23.00%) Finance
8 144 (22.54%) Microsoft
9 141 (22.07%) SQL
9 141 (22.07%) Puppet
10 136 (21.28%) Windows
11 117 (18.31%) Git (software)
12 112 (17.53%) Ansible
13 110 (17.21%) Java
14 107 (16.74%) Docker
15 102 (15.96%) TDD
16 100 (15.65%) Microservices
17 99 (15.49%) Continuous Integration
18 98 (15.34%) Jenkins
19 96 (15.02%) .NET
20 94 (14.71%) C#
21 90 (14.08%) Configuration Management
21 90 (14.08%) Telecoms
21 90 (14.08%) Ruby
22 81 (12.68%) Security Cleared
23 77 (12.05%) Bash Shell
23 77 (12.05%) Web Services
24 75 (11.74%) SOA
24 75 (11.74%) Opscode Chef
25 74 (11.58%) 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 54 (8.45%) Elasticsearch
2 48 (7.51%) nginx
3 42 (6.57%) OpenStack
4 30 (4.69%) Apache
4 30 (4.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 22 (3.44%) Tomcat
6 18 (2.82%) Confluence
7 13 (2.03%) Apache Spark
8 12 (1.88%) IIS
8 12 (1.88%) Jetty
9 11 (1.72%) Documentum
10 10 (1.56%) JBoss
10 10 (1.56%) NServiceBus
11 9 (1.41%) Ethereum
11 9 (1.41%) Hyperledger
11 9 (1.41%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.94%) CMS
12 6 (0.94%) Mongrel
12 6 (0.94%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.78%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 37 (5.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (5.16%) MS Visio
4 25 (3.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (2.35%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.31%) SPSS
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (2.66%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.63%) HiPortfolio
2 4 (0.63%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.16%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 323 (50.55%) Amazon AWS
2 223 (34.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (10.95%) IaaS
4 69 (10.80%) PaaS
5 40 (6.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 36 (5.63%) SaaS
7 24 (3.76%) AWS CloudFormation
8 19 (2.97%) Serverless
9 17 (2.66%) GitHub
10 12 (1.88%) Akamai
10 12 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (1.72%) Amazon S3
11 11 (1.72%) Office 365
12 10 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (1.25%) npm
13 8 (1.25%) NuGet
14 7 (1.10%) Sumo Logic
15 6 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.94%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 58 (9.08%) Internet
2 51 (7.98%) Firewall
3 49 (7.67%) DNS
4 44 (6.89%) TCP/IP
5 32 (5.01%) SSL
6 23 (3.60%) LAN
6 23 (3.60%) WAN
7 14 (2.19%) SAN
8 13 (2.03%) VPN
9 11 (1.72%) DMARC
9 11 (1.72%) HTTP
9 11 (1.72%) IP Telephony
10 9 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (1.25%) DKIM
12 5 (0.78%) IPsec
12 5 (0.78%) Network Security
12 5 (0.78%) OpenFlow
12 5 (0.78%) SNMP
13 4 (0.63%) DMZ
13 4 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (10.33%) MySQL
2 57 (8.92%) SQL Server
3 52 (8.14%) NoSQL
4 48 (7.51%) MongoDB
5 41 (6.42%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (5.16%) Big Data
7 27 (4.23%) Relational Database
8 19 (2.97%) Blockchain
9 12 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (1.88%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.88%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.56%) Hadoop
10 10 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (1.41%) Power BI
11 9 (1.41%) Redis
12 8 (1.25%) Cosmos DB
13 7 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (1.10%) Amazon Redshift
13 7 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 117 (18.31%) Git (software)
2 98 (15.34%) Jenkins
3 53 (8.29%) Maven
4 39 (6.10%) Subversion
5 33 (5.16%) Sonatype Nexus
6 29 (4.54%) TeamCity
7 27 (4.23%) Artifactory
8 25 (3.91%) JIRA
8 25 (3.91%) Visual Studio
9 23 (3.60%) Ant
10 21 (3.29%) Vagrant
11 20 (3.13%) JUnit
12 19 (2.97%) Mockito
12 19 (2.97%) Octopus Deploy
12 19 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (2.35%) Gradle
14 13 (2.03%) GitLab
15 12 (1.88%) git-flow
16 11 (1.72%) Bower
17 8 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 147 (23.00%) Finance
2 90 (14.08%) Telecoms
3 38 (5.95%) Banking
4 28 (4.38%) Mandarin Language
5 24 (3.76%) Marketing
6 18 (2.82%) Front Office
6 18 (2.82%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.03%) Electronics
8 12 (1.88%) Publishing
9 11 (1.72%) Retail
10 7 (1.10%) Billing
11 5 (0.78%) Law
12 4 (0.63%) Advertising
12 4 (0.63%) Back Office
12 4 (0.63%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.47%) Games
14 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.31%) Legal
14 2 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 159 (24.88%) Developer
2 119 (18.62%) Architect
3 117 (18.31%) DevOps Engineer
4 51 (7.98%) Cloud Architect
5 47 (7.36%) Analyst
6 43 (6.73%) C# Developer
7 42 (6.57%) .NET Developer
8 39 (6.10%) Java Developer
9 35 (5.48%) AWS Engineer
10 32 (5.01%) Business Analyst
11 30 (4.69%) Consultant
12 29 (4.54%) AWS Architect
13 28 (4.38%) AWS DevOps
14 27 (4.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 27 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
15 23 (3.60%) Cloud Engineer
15 23 (3.60%) Senior Developer
16 22 (3.44%) Linux Engineer
17 21 (3.29%) Lead DevOps
17 21 (3.29%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (15.02%) .NET
2 77 (12.05%) Web Services
3 46 (7.20%) Node.js
4 43 (6.73%) Middleware
5 40 (6.26%) REST
6 37 (5.79%) AngularJS
6 37 (5.79%) RESTful
7 36 (5.63%) Elastic Stack
7 36 (5.63%) Spring
8 33 (5.16%) ASP.NET
9 30 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 30 (4.69%) ASP.NET Web API
10 29 (4.54%) XML
11 28 (4.38%) RabbitMQ
12 26 (4.07%) HTML
13 25 (3.91%) React
14 24 (3.76%) LEMP Stack
15 23 (3.60%) .NET Framework
15 23 (3.60%) Java EE
16 22 (3.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 53 (8.29%) Public Cloud
2 36 (5.63%) Data Centre
3 35 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
5 29 (4.54%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (4.07%) Greenfield Project
7 25 (3.91%) Management Information System
8 22 (3.44%) Linux Command Line
9 20 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
10 18 (2.82%) Private Cloud
11 17 (2.66%) Grid Computing
12 14 (2.19%) Computer Science
13 11 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
14 10 (1.56%) Fat Client
14 10 (1.56%) Thin Client
14 10 (1.56%) User Experience
15 9 (1.41%) Bitcoin
16 8 (1.25%) Cloud Native
16 8 (1.25%) Data Structures
17 7 (1.10%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 183 (28.64%) Linux
2 136 (21.28%) Windows
3 58 (9.08%) Unix
4 41 (6.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (4.69%) Windows Server
6 20 (3.13%) Windows 10
7 16 (2.50%) CentOS
8 13 (2.03%) Debian
9 11 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.56%) Solaris
11 8 (1.25%) SUSE
12 7 (1.10%) AIX
12 7 (1.10%) Ubuntu
12 7 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.94%) VMS
14 5 (0.78%) Fedora
14 5 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (30.05%) DevOps
3 102 (15.96%) TDD
4 100 (15.65%) Microservices
5 99 (15.49%) Continuous Integration
6 90 (14.08%) Configuration Management
7 75 (11.74%) SOA
8 74 (11.58%) Unit Testing
9 73 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
10 68 (10.64%) Open Source
11 66 (10.33%) Test Automation
12 61 (9.55%) Project Management
13 58 (9.08%) Scrum
14 55 (8.61%) ITIL
14 55 (8.61%) MVC
14 55 (8.61%) Task Automation
15 53 (8.29%) Continuous Delivery
16 52 (8.14%) Customer-Centricity
17 51 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
18 49 (7.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 166 (25.98%) Python
2 141 (22.07%) SQL
3 110 (17.21%) Java
4 94 (14.71%) C#
5 90 (14.08%) Ruby
6 77 (12.05%) Bash Shell
7 74 (11.58%) JavaScript
8 72 (11.27%) Perl
9 68 (10.64%) PowerShell
10 23 (3.60%) C++
11 21 (3.29%) Go
12 18 (2.82%) C
13 17 (2.66%) XPath
14 16 (2.50%) Scala
14 16 (2.50%) T-SQL
15 14 (2.19%) PHP
16 12 (1.88%) R
17 11 (1.72%) Shell Script
18 10 (1.56%) Java 8
19 6 (0.94%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 81 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 64 (10.02%) Degree
3 61 (9.55%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (2.19%) AWS Certification
6 12 (1.88%) CISSP
6 12 (1.88%) DV Cleared
7 11 (1.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 11 (1.72%) CISM
7 11 (1.72%) PMP
8 9 (1.41%) CCSP
8 9 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.63%) CCNA
9 4 (0.63%) CCNP
10 3 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.47%) HNC
10 3 (0.47%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.31%) CRISC
11 2 (0.31%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.13%) GCP
2 18 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.56%) GDPR
4 9 (1.41%) COBIT
5 8 (1.25%) QA
6 5 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.63%) GAAP
7 4 (0.63%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.63%) SLA
8 3 (0.47%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.31%) IFRS
9 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.31%) PMO
10 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
System Software
1 107 (16.74%) Docker
2 46 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (6.57%) Active Directory
4 13 (2.03%) etcd
5 11 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (1.72%) VMware NSX
6 10 (1.56%) flannel
7 8 (1.25%) KVM
8 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (1.10%) vCloud
8 7 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.94%) VirtualBox
9 6 (0.94%) Xen
10 5 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.63%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.63%) vSphere
12 3 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.47%) Varnish
13 1 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 141 (22.07%) Puppet
2 112 (17.53%) Ansible
3 75 (11.74%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (7.98%) Kubernetes
5 45 (7.04%) Terraform
6 31 (4.85%) logstash
7 24 (3.76%) Kibana
8 23 (3.60%) HAProxy
9 22 (3.44%) Grafana
10 12 (1.88%) ZABBIX
11 11 (1.72%) Packer
12 10 (1.56%) rkt
13 8 (1.25%) Nagios
13 8 (1.25%) Salt
14 6 (0.94%) Graylog
14 6 (0.94%) Rancher
15 5 (0.78%) SCCM
16 4 (0.63%) BladeLogic
16 4 (0.63%) NetBackup
16 4 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 144 (22.54%) Microsoft
2 65 (10.17%) Oracle
3 57 (8.92%) VMware
4 47 (7.36%) Red Hat
5 32 (5.01%) Citrix
6 30 (4.69%) Google
7 17 (2.66%) Cisco
8 12 (1.88%) SAP
8 12 (1.88%) Splunk
9 11 (1.72%) Pega
10 9 (1.41%) IBM
10 9 (1.41%) Rackspace
11 8 (1.25%) New Relic
11 8 (1.25%) Palo Alto
11 8 (1.25%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.10%) EMC
12 7 (1.10%) F5
13 6 (0.94%) Huawei
13 6 (0.94%) Perforce
13 6 (0.94%) Salesforce.com