Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 436 442 525
Rank change year-on-year +6 +83 +6
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 488 537 392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.50% 0.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.20% 4.48% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 387 302
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -1.04% +6.67%
10th Percentile £326 £320 £313
90th Percentile £675 £625 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +8.33% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
UK median hourly rate £15.99 £19.92 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.75% -43.09% -
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.60 £32.50
90th Percentile £26.07 £26.97 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £18.62 -
% change year-on-year -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 15253 11999 7187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.37% 11.25% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10494 8286 4799
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £269 £275 £255
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 187 112
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -20.88% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.66 £11.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £56.75 £41.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.06 £23.00
% change year-on-year +8.44% -25.83% +31.43%

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 17 October 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
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 17 October 2017. 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 +4 451 £525 +10.53% 163
UK excluding London +7 261 £488 +8.33% 69
London -20 219 £550 +10.00% 103
South East 0 134 £488 +8.33% 22
Midlands +32 41 £550 +48.65% 8
West Midlands +19 33 £550 +48.65% 4
South West +18 24 £425 - 4
Scotland +17 17 £550 +29.41% 4
North of England +35 15 £438 -12.50% 14
East of England -15 15 £450 -14.29% 12
Northern Ireland - 15 £450 - 3
North West +11 11 £438 +0.29% 6
East Midlands - 8 £580 - 4
North East +71 2 - -
Yorkshire -2 2 £488 -2.50% 8

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 207 (42.42%) Amazon AWS
2 159 (32.58%) Linux
3 156 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
4 147 (30.12%) Java
5 141 (28.89%) DevOps
6 131 (26.84%) Microsoft Azure
7 113 (23.16%) Finance
8 105 (21.52%) Python
9 87 (17.83%) JavaScript
10 79 (16.19%) Unix
11 78 (15.98%) SQL
12 77 (15.78%) Microsoft
13 75 (15.37%) Windows
14 74 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
14 74 (15.16%) Puppet
15 73 (14.96%) Jenkins
16 66 (13.52%) Web Services
17 64 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
18 63 (12.91%) Docker
19 61 (12.50%) Scrum
20 60 (12.30%) Degree
20 60 (12.30%) Ansible
21 59 (12.09%) Oracle
22 57 (11.68%) Telecoms
23 56 (11.48%) Banking
24 52 (10.66%) MongoDB
25 51 (10.45%) VMware
25 51 (10.45%) C#
26 50 (10.25%) Security Cleared
27 49 (10.04%) Git (software)

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 38 (7.79%) OpenStack
2 30 (6.15%) nginx
3 25 (5.12%) Apache
4 21 (4.30%) Tomcat
5 17 (3.48%) WebSphere
6 15 (3.07%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (2.46%) Apache Spark
7 12 (2.46%) Cloud Foundry
8 11 (2.25%) Confluence
8 11 (2.25%) JBoss
8 11 (2.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (1.84%) Jetty
10 7 (1.43%) Apache Pig
11 6 (1.23%) CMS
12 5 (1.02%) IIS
12 5 (1.02%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.82%) Documentum
13 4 (0.82%) Mule
13 4 (0.82%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.61%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 19 (3.89%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (3.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.02%) Actimize
2 4 (0.82%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.20%) Magento
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.20%) Pega PRPC
3 1 (0.20%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 207 (42.42%) Amazon AWS
2 131 (26.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (6.76%) IaaS
3 33 (6.76%) PaaS
4 30 (6.15%) SaaS
5 16 (3.28%) Office 365
6 13 (2.66%) GitHub
7 12 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (1.84%) npm
9 6 (1.23%) Bluemix
9 6 (1.23%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.02%) Datadog
10 5 (1.02%) OpenShift
10 5 (1.02%) Serverless
11 4 (0.82%) BrowserStack
12 3 (0.61%) Force.com
12 3 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 45 (9.22%) Internet
2 33 (6.76%) SAN
3 29 (5.94%) DNS
3 29 (5.94%) HTTP
4 26 (5.33%) Firewall
5 21 (4.30%) TCP/IP
6 14 (2.87%) SSL
7 11 (2.25%) LDAP
8 9 (1.84%) NAS
8 9 (1.84%) VPN
8 9 (1.84%) WAN
9 8 (1.64%) LAN
9 8 (1.64%) Network Security
10 4 (0.82%) DHCP
10 4 (0.82%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (0.82%) Wireless
11 3 (0.61%) LTE
11 3 (0.61%) Software-Defined Networking
11 3 (0.61%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (10.66%) MongoDB
2 45 (9.22%) NoSQL
3 41 (8.40%) SQL Server
4 40 (8.20%) Big Data
4 40 (8.20%) MySQL
5 25 (5.12%) Hadoop
6 20 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (3.07%) Apache Hive
8 12 (2.46%) Relational Database
9 11 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (2.05%) Oracle Database
10 10 (2.05%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.84%) HBase
11 9 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.43%) Star Schema
13 6 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (1.02%) MS Access
15 4 (0.82%) DB2
15 4 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 73 (14.96%) Jenkins
2 49 (10.04%) Git (software)
3 29 (5.94%) Sonatype Nexus
4 28 (5.74%) Maven
5 23 (4.71%) JIRA
6 22 (4.51%) Subversion
7 21 (4.30%) Artifactory
8 17 (3.48%) TeamCity
9 15 (3.07%) Vagrant
10 12 (2.46%) Selenium
11 11 (2.25%) Gradle
12 10 (2.05%) Cucumber
13 9 (1.84%) gulp
14 7 (1.43%) Bitbucket
14 7 (1.43%) Jasmine
14 7 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (1.43%) webpack
15 6 (1.23%) Ant
16 5 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 5 (1.02%) WebDriver
General
1 113 (23.16%) Finance
2 57 (11.68%) Telecoms
3 56 (11.48%) Banking
4 34 (6.97%) Front Office
5 21 (4.30%) Retail
6 15 (3.07%) Mandarin Language
7 13 (2.66%) Advertising
8 11 (2.25%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.84%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.43%) Electronics
10 7 (1.43%) Marketing
11 5 (1.02%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.82%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.82%) Billing
12 4 (0.82%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.41%) Automotive
13 2 (0.41%) Back Office
13 2 (0.41%) Legal
14 1 (0.20%) French Language
14 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 103 (21.11%) Architect
2 91 (18.65%) Developer
3 65 (13.32%) DevOps Engineer
4 49 (10.04%) Cloud Architect
5 44 (9.02%) Java Developer
6 33 (6.76%) Consultant
7 29 (5.94%) AWS Architect
8 24 (4.92%) Cloud Engineer
8 24 (4.92%) Delivery Manager
9 23 (4.71%) AWS Engineer
9 23 (4.71%) Azure Architect
9 23 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
10 20 (4.10%) Analyst
11 19 (3.89%) C# Developer
11 19 (3.89%) Linux Engineer
12 17 (3.48%) Senior Developer
13 16 (3.28%) Front Office Developer
14 15 (3.07%) Full Stack Developer
14 15 (3.07%) Python Developer
14 15 (3.07%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (13.52%) Web Services
2 44 (9.02%) Node.js
3 40 (8.20%) HTML
4 37 (7.58%) AngularJS
5 36 (7.38%) CSS
6 35 (7.17%) REST
7 31 (6.35%) .NET
8 29 (5.94%) Spring
9 27 (5.53%) RESTful
9 27 (5.53%) XML
10 26 (5.33%) React
11 24 (4.92%) Middleware
12 23 (4.71%) HTML5
13 21 (4.30%) SOAP
14 19 (3.89%) CSS3
14 19 (3.89%) Elastic Stack
15 18 (3.69%) Servlets
16 17 (3.48%) Sensu
17 16 (3.28%) LEMP Stack
18 14 (2.87%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 64 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (8.40%) Public Cloud
3 35 (7.17%) Computer Science
3 35 (7.17%) Data Centre
4 22 (4.51%) Hybrid Cloud
5 15 (3.07%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.07%) Private Cloud
6 14 (2.87%) Grid Computing
7 11 (2.25%) PKI
7 11 (2.25%) User Experience
7 11 (2.25%) Virtual Team
8 10 (2.05%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.84%) Enterprise Cloud
9 9 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.64%) CESG
10 8 (1.64%) Market Risk
10 8 (1.64%) Social Network
11 6 (1.23%) Clustering
11 6 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.23%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 159 (32.58%) Linux
2 79 (16.19%) Unix
3 75 (15.37%) Windows
4 37 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (4.51%) Windows Server
6 20 (4.10%) Solaris
7 19 (3.89%) CentOS
8 17 (3.48%) AIX
9 15 (3.07%) SUSE
10 10 (2.05%) Oracle Linux
11 9 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (1.64%) Android
12 8 (1.64%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.82%) Debian
14 4 (0.82%) HPUX
14 4 (0.82%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.20%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (28.89%) DevOps
3 74 (15.16%) Continuous Integration
4 61 (12.50%) Scrum
5 47 (9.63%) Configuration Management
6 46 (9.43%) TDD
7 45 (9.22%) Open Source
8 44 (9.02%) Microservices
9 43 (8.81%) Continuous Delivery
9 43 (8.81%) SOA
10 41 (8.40%) Release Management
11 36 (7.38%) ITIL
11 36 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 33 (6.76%) Technical Architecture
13 31 (6.35%) Migration
13 31 (6.35%) Project Management
13 31 (6.35%) Service Delivery
13 31 (6.35%) Unit Testing
14 30 (6.15%) Test Automation
15 29 (5.94%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 147 (30.12%) Java
2 105 (21.52%) Python
3 87 (17.83%) JavaScript
4 78 (15.98%) SQL
5 51 (10.45%) C#
6 46 (9.43%) Ruby
7 38 (7.79%) Bash Shell
8 35 (7.17%) Shell Script
9 34 (6.97%) Scala
10 31 (6.35%) Perl
11 20 (4.10%) C++
12 15 (3.07%) PowerShell
13 12 (2.46%) C
14 7 (1.43%) VB
15 6 (1.23%) Go
16 5 (1.02%) ES6
16 5 (1.02%) R
16 5 (1.02%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.02%) VC++
17 3 (0.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 60 (12.30%) Degree
2 50 (10.25%) Security Cleared
3 33 (6.76%) SC Cleared
4 24 (4.92%) CISSP
5 23 (4.71%) CISM
6 17 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (2.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 14 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.43%) CCSP
9 6 (1.23%) AWS Certification
9 6 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.02%) SANS
11 4 (0.82%) CRISC
11 4 (0.82%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.61%) CISA
12 3 (0.61%) MCSE
12 3 (0.61%) RHCE
12 3 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.41%) MCSA
13 2 (0.41%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (2.25%) QA
3 8 (1.64%) COBIT
3 8 (1.64%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.43%) ISO 22301
5 5 (1.02%) SLA
6 3 (0.61%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.41%) GCP
7 2 (0.41%) GDPR
8 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.20%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 63 (12.91%) Docker
2 26 (5.33%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.25%) vSphere
4 10 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (1.64%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.23%) Apache Flume
6 6 (1.23%) HDFS
7 4 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.61%) LXC
8 3 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.41%) KVM
9 2 (0.41%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.20%) Ceph
10 1 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.20%) GPFS
10 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.20%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 74 (15.16%) Puppet
2 60 (12.30%) Ansible
3 36 (7.38%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (4.51%) Kubernetes
5 21 (4.30%) logstash
6 17 (3.48%) Terraform
7 15 (3.07%) Grafana
8 13 (2.66%) Kibana
9 11 (2.25%) NetBackup
10 10 (2.05%) BladeLogic
10 10 (2.05%) Nagios
10 10 (2.05%) ZABBIX
11 9 (1.84%) HAProxy
12 6 (1.23%) Packer
13 5 (1.02%) SCCM
14 4 (0.82%) CFEngine
14 4 (0.82%) Graphite
15 3 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
15 3 (0.61%) Oozie
15 3 (0.61%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 77 (15.78%) Microsoft
2 59 (12.09%) Oracle
3 51 (10.45%) VMware
4 47 (9.63%) Red Hat
5 24 (4.92%) Cisco
6 17 (3.48%) Google
7 15 (3.07%) IBM
8 12 (2.46%) HP
9 9 (1.84%) Cloudera
10 8 (1.64%) AppDynamics
10 8 (1.64%) NetApp
10 8 (1.64%) SAP
11 7 (1.43%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.02%) Pega
12 5 (1.02%) Rackspace
12 5 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.02%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.02%) Splunk
12 5 (1.02%) Telerik
13 4 (0.82%) Tripwire