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 29 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.

Cloud Computing
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 432 391 428
Rank change year-on-year -41 +37  
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 174 274 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.51% 0.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.04% 6.38% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 184 129
Median daily rate £475 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £653 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £503
% change year-on-year -10.52% -5.47%  
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 5722 4296 2694
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.65% 7.98% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4004 2983 1718
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 £315 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 77 101
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 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £47.47 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.05% -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 29 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 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 3 months to 29 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 29 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 -37 166 £500 +5.26% 79
London +1 97 £510 +7.36% 33
South East +22 39 £500 -9.09% 18
City of London -2 18 £575 +53.33% 10
Berkshire +38 15 £500 +42.85% 4
North West +20 9 £438 -12.50% 6
West Midlands -28 8 £280 -30.00% 1
Hampshire +2 6 £350 -36.36% 4
East of England -1 6 £425 +30.76% 10
Buckinghamshire -4 6 £500 -18.36%
Reading - 6 £500 - 1
Scotland +30 4 £413 - 3
Cheshire +28 4 £538 +10.25% 2
Manchester +18 4 £419 +19.64% 4
Surrey +1 4 £275 -50.00% 6
Birmingham +1 4 £265 -37.64%
Milton Keynes -2 4 £500 -18.36%
Edinburgh +21 3 £450 - 1
Telford +9 3 £500 +25.00%
Shropshire +1 3 £500 +25.00%
South West -7 3 £438 +9.37% 5
Home Counties - 3 - -
West Yorkshire +13 2 £475 -29.62% 1
Leeds +3 2 £475 -29.62% 1
Yorkshire +3 2 £475 -13.63% 1
East Midlands -5 2 - - 4
Oxfordshire -5 2 £350 -18.84% 2
Oxford - 2 £350 - 1
Norwich - 2 £775 - 1
Macclesfield - 2 £538 -

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 128 (33.42%) Linux
2 127 (33.16%) Java
3 123 (32.11%) Amazon AWS
4 121 (31.59%) Agile Software Development
5 93 (24.28%) Python
6 79 (20.63%) Puppet
7 78 (20.37%) Finance
8 75 (19.58%) Unix
8 75 (19.58%) Ansible
9 72 (18.80%) DevOps
9 72 (18.80%) Big Data
10 68 (17.75%) Windows
11 65 (16.97%) Microsoft Azure
12 64 (16.71%) SQL
13 62 (16.19%) Hadoop
14 57 (14.88%) Git (software)
15 56 (14.62%) Microsoft
15 56 (14.62%) VMware
16 55 (14.36%) Jenkins
17 52 (13.58%) Ruby
18 51 (13.32%) Configuration Management
19 49 (12.79%) Oracle
20 46 (12.01%) Docker
21 44 (11.49%) SQL Server
21 44 (11.49%) ITIL
21 44 (11.49%) SOA
22 42 (10.97%) JIRA
23 41 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
24 40 (10.44%) Apache Hive
24 40 (10.44%) Scala

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 39 (10.18%) Apache Spark
2 28 (7.31%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (6.27%) Apache
4 21 (5.48%) OpenStack
5 18 (4.70%) Apache Pig
6 17 (4.44%) WebSphere
7 15 (3.92%) Confluence
8 12 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 11 (2.87%) SharePoint
9 11 (2.87%) Tomcat
10 10 (2.61%) nginx
11 9 (2.35%) IIS
11 9 (2.35%) JBoss
12 8 (2.09%) MS Exchange
13 7 (1.83%) SAS
13 7 (1.83%) Skype for Business
14 6 (1.57%) WebLogic
15 4 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (1.04%) Apache Solr
15 4 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 26 (6.79%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.39%) MS Office
3 4 (1.04%) MS Project
3 4 (1.04%) SPSS
4 3 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.26%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (1.83%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.04%) 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%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.52%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.52%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.26%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 123 (32.11%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (16.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (7.83%) IaaS
4 29 (7.57%) PaaS
5 27 (7.05%) SaaS
6 18 (4.70%) Office 365
7 16 (4.18%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (3.39%) Amazon S3
8 13 (3.39%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (2.87%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (2.35%) Amazon Kinesis
11 8 (2.09%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (1.57%) Force.com
13 6 (1.57%) OneDrive
13 6 (1.57%) Yammer
14 5 (1.31%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (1.31%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
15 3 (0.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 40 (10.44%) DNS
2 27 (7.05%) Firewall
3 21 (5.48%) Network Security
4 19 (4.96%) TCP/IP
5 18 (4.70%) Internet
6 14 (3.66%) LDAP
7 12 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
8 11 (2.87%) LAN
8 11 (2.87%) SAN
9 10 (2.61%) DHCP
9 10 (2.61%) HTTP
9 10 (2.61%) SSL
10 9 (2.35%) WAN
11 8 (2.09%) Kerberos
12 7 (1.83%) VPN
13 6 (1.57%) PBX
13 6 (1.57%) Skype
13 6 (1.57%) Unified Communications
13 6 (1.57%) VoIP
14 4 (1.04%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (18.80%) Big Data
2 62 (16.19%) Hadoop
3 44 (11.49%) SQL Server
4 40 (10.44%) Apache Hive
5 31 (8.09%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (6.01%) MongoDB
7 21 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (5.48%) MySQL
8 19 (4.96%) Relational Database
9 17 (4.44%) NoSQL
10 13 (3.39%) Sqoop
11 12 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (2.61%) HBase
13 9 (2.35%) Parquet
14 6 (1.57%) Amazon Redshift
14 6 (1.57%) DB2
15 5 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 5 (1.31%) Data Lake
15 5 (1.31%) Impala
15 5 (1.31%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 57 (14.88%) Git (software)
2 55 (14.36%) Jenkins
3 42 (10.97%) JIRA
4 24 (6.27%) Maven
5 21 (5.48%) JUnit
5 21 (5.48%) Sonatype Nexus
6 20 (5.22%) Mockito
7 15 (3.92%) Talend Open Studio
8 10 (2.61%) Cucumber
9 9 (2.35%) Ant
10 8 (2.09%) RSpec
10 8 (2.09%) Selenium
11 7 (1.83%) Gradle
11 7 (1.83%) Subversion
12 6 (1.57%) Artifactory
12 6 (1.57%) Mercurial
13 5 (1.31%) GitLab
13 5 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (1.04%) SonarQube
14 4 (1.04%) TeamCity
General
1 78 (20.37%) Finance
2 33 (8.62%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.70%) Marketing
4 14 (3.66%) Banking
5 13 (3.39%) Retail
6 11 (2.87%) Advertising
7 9 (2.35%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.83%) Billing
8 7 (1.83%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.57%) Front Office
10 5 (1.31%) Legal
11 4 (1.04%) Mandarin Language
11 4 (1.04%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.78%) Electronics
12 3 (0.78%) Games
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%) Military
Job Titles
1 93 (24.28%) Architect
2 66 (17.23%) Developer
3 34 (8.88%) DevOps Engineer
3 34 (8.88%) Solutions Architect
4 32 (8.36%) Cloud Architect
5 29 (7.57%) Analyst
6 26 (6.79%) Java Developer
7 21 (5.48%) Data Engineer
8 17 (4.44%) Consultant
9 16 (4.18%) Administrator
9 16 (4.18%) Technical Architect
10 15 (3.92%) AWS Engineer
10 15 (3.92%) Big Data Engineer
10 15 (3.92%) Cloud Engineer
10 15 (3.92%) Senior Developer
11 14 (3.66%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 14 (3.66%) Hadoop Engineer
12 13 (3.39%) Infrastructure Architect
13 12 (3.13%) Business Analyst
13 12 (3.13%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.14%) Spring
2 32 (8.36%) Kafka
3 31 (8.09%) Web Services
4 28 (7.31%) XML
5 26 (6.79%) HTML
6 25 (6.53%) AngularJS
6 25 (6.53%) REST
7 24 (6.27%) JMS
8 21 (5.48%) jQuery
9 20 (5.22%) Spring MVC
10 19 (4.96%) JSON
11 18 (4.70%) Middleware
12 16 (4.18%) Java EE
13 15 (3.92%) Elastic Stack
14 14 (3.66%) .NET
14 14 (3.66%) Node.js
14 14 (3.66%) RabbitMQ
15 13 (3.39%) CSS
15 13 (3.39%) RESTful
16 12 (3.13%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (8.62%) Data Centre
3 26 (6.79%) Management Information System
4 23 (6.01%) Computer Science
5 17 (4.44%) PKI
6 16 (4.18%) Public Cloud
7 13 (3.39%) Clustering
8 12 (3.13%) Private Cloud
8 12 (3.13%) User Experience
9 11 (2.87%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (2.09%) Data Structures
10 8 (2.09%) Fintech
11 7 (1.83%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.57%) CESG
13 5 (1.31%) Digital Media
13 5 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (1.31%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 4 (1.04%) Grid Computing
14 4 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 128 (33.42%) Linux
2 75 (19.58%) Unix
3 68 (17.75%) Windows
4 30 (7.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (4.96%) AIX
6 18 (4.70%) Windows Server
7 10 (2.61%) CentOS
8 7 (1.83%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.57%) Solaris
9 6 (1.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.78%) Android
10 3 (0.78%) SUSE
10 3 (0.78%) zOS
11 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.26%) Debian
11 1 (0.26%) Fedora
11 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (31.59%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (18.80%) DevOps
3 51 (13.32%) Configuration Management
4 44 (11.49%) ITIL
4 44 (11.49%) SOA
5 39 (10.18%) Analytics
6 38 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (9.92%) Open Source
7 36 (9.40%) Continuous Delivery
8 34 (8.88%) Microservices
8 34 (8.88%) Scrum
9 32 (8.36%) TDD
10 31 (8.09%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (7.05%) ETL
11 27 (7.05%) Information Security
11 27 (7.05%) MVC
11 27 (7.05%) Unit Testing
12 25 (6.53%) Migration
12 25 (6.53%) Project Management
13 24 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (33.16%) Java
2 93 (24.28%) Python
3 64 (16.71%) SQL
4 52 (13.58%) Ruby
5 40 (10.44%) Scala
6 34 (8.88%) Bash Shell
6 34 (8.88%) JavaScript
7 25 (6.53%) Perl
8 24 (6.27%) R
9 18 (4.70%) C#
10 14 (3.66%) PowerShell
11 12 (3.13%) PHP
12 11 (2.87%) C++
12 11 (2.87%) Shell Script
13 9 (2.35%) XPath
14 8 (2.09%) C
14 8 (2.09%) Korn
15 5 (1.31%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.78%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.26%) Julia
Qualifications
1 36 (9.40%) Degree
2 29 (7.57%) Security Cleared
3 23 (6.01%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.61%) CISSP
6 8 (2.09%) CISM
7 7 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.83%) RHCE
8 5 (1.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 5 (1.31%) CCNA
8 5 (1.31%) CCNP
8 5 (1.31%) CCSP
8 5 (1.31%) RHCSA
8 5 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.04%) ISACA
9 4 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.04%) MCITP
9 4 (1.04%) SANS
10 3 (0.78%) MCSE
10 3 (0.78%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.39%) PCI DSS
2 11 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.57%) COBIT
3 6 (1.57%) SLA
4 4 (1.04%) ISO22301
4 4 (1.04%) QA
5 3 (0.78%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.26%) P3O
7 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (12.01%) Docker
2 39 (10.18%) Active Directory
3 37 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (5.22%) Hyper-V
5 19 (4.96%) vSphere
6 12 (3.13%) HDFS
7 9 (2.35%) Apache Flume
7 9 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.83%) NFS
9 7 (1.83%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.57%) PowerHA
11 5 (1.31%) KVM
12 4 (1.04%) LXC
12 4 (1.04%) vCloud
12 4 (1.04%) XenServer
13 3 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.78%) iptables
13 3 (0.78%) Samba
Systems Management
1 79 (20.63%) Puppet
2 75 (19.58%) Ansible
3 37 (9.66%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (4.44%) Kubernetes
5 14 (3.66%) Nagios
6 13 (3.39%) Terraform
7 12 (3.13%) Zenoss
8 11 (2.87%) Mesos
9 9 (2.35%) Red Hat Satellite
9 9 (2.35%) SCOM
9 9 (2.35%) Tivoli
9 9 (2.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (2.09%) logstash
10 8 (2.09%) Nessus
10 8 (2.09%) Packer
10 8 (2.09%) Rundeck
10 8 (2.09%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 7 (1.83%) SCCM
12 6 (1.57%) Kibana
12 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 56 (14.62%) Microsoft
1 56 (14.62%) VMware
2 49 (12.79%) Oracle
3 29 (7.57%) Cisco
4 26 (6.79%) Red Hat
5 24 (6.27%) IBM
6 22 (5.74%) HP
7 20 (5.22%) Dell
8 17 (4.44%) Symantec
9 15 (3.92%) Talend
10 13 (3.39%) Google
11 12 (3.13%) Citrix
12 10 (2.61%) Splunk
13 9 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (2.35%) Sun
13 9 (2.35%) Teradata
14 8 (2.09%) Cloudera
14 8 (2.09%) EMC
14 8 (2.09%) Sonatype
15 7 (1.83%) Adobe
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