Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 441 441 520
Rank change year-on-year 0 +79 -7
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 483 564 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.52% 0.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.59% 5.13% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 401 308
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.21% +0.33%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £275
90th Percentile £638 £638 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £465 £400
% change year-on-year -5.91% +16.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 9
UK median hourly rate £21.16 £18.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.81% -46.42% +218.18%
10th Percentile £13.74 £11.79 £13.50
90th Percentile £29.77 £26.93 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.24 £14.00
% change year-on-year - -26.86% +27.27%

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 13461 10995 6648
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.08% 10.09% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9219 7627 4310
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% -0.19%
10th Percentile £271 £286 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £395
% change year-on-year - +7.59% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 173 140
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.61 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.11% -12.84% +32.35%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.33 £47.26 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -15.00% +33.33%

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 16 August 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 6 months to 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 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 +5 444 £500 +5.26% 79
London +7 240 £515 +3.00% 42
UK excluding London -1 237 £438 -5.91% 48
South East +8 116 £425 -10.53% 15
Midlands -20 27 £575 +41.10% 10
North of England +21 24 £450 -10.00% 3
South West +20 21 £431 -16.87% 3
Northern Ireland - 19 £379 - 1
West Midlands -20 18 £575 +41.10% 3
North West +29 17 £450 -10.00% 1
East of England +4 15 £420 -28.51% 6
Scotland +43 13 £375 -13.04% 9
East Midlands - 9 £600 - 7
Yorkshire -4 5 £488 -2.50% 2
North East +54 2 - -
Wales +3 2 £350 -30.00% 1

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 203 (42.03%) Amazon AWS
2 170 (35.20%) Linux
3 167 (34.58%) Java
4 159 (32.92%) Agile Software Development
5 134 (27.74%) DevOps
6 112 (23.19%) Microsoft Azure
7 111 (22.98%) Finance
8 95 (19.67%) Python
9 93 (19.25%) JavaScript
10 92 (19.05%) SQL
11 83 (17.18%) Jenkins
12 81 (16.77%) Windows
13 80 (16.56%) Unix
14 75 (15.53%) Continuous Integration
15 73 (15.11%) Microsoft
16 70 (14.49%) Docker
17 67 (13.87%) Puppet
18 65 (13.46%) Degree
19 64 (13.25%) Oracle
19 64 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
20 61 (12.63%) Web Services
21 60 (12.42%) VMware
21 60 (12.42%) Ansible
22 59 (12.22%) Git (software)
22 59 (12.22%) SQL Server
23 57 (11.80%) MongoDB
24 54 (11.18%) Banking
25 53 (10.97%) Scrum
25 53 (10.97%) Open Source
25 53 (10.97%) Microservices

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 42 (8.70%) OpenStack
2 30 (6.21%) nginx
3 27 (5.59%) WebSphere
4 25 (5.18%) Apache
5 24 (4.97%) Tomcat
6 18 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (3.52%) Apache Spark
7 17 (3.52%) Cloud Foundry
7 17 (3.52%) JBoss
8 13 (2.69%) Confluence
9 12 (2.48%) Apache Pig
10 9 (1.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (1.86%) SharePoint
11 8 (1.66%) CMS
11 8 (1.66%) Jetty
12 7 (1.45%) IIS
12 7 (1.45%) Mule
13 6 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (1.24%) Apache Solr
14 5 (1.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.24%) Actimize
1 6 (1.24%) OpenText Process Suite
2 4 (0.83%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.62%) Staffware
4 2 (0.41%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.21%) Magento
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.21%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 203 (42.03%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (23.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (6.63%) IaaS
3 32 (6.63%) PaaS
4 26 (5.38%) SaaS
5 15 (3.11%) Office 365
6 12 (2.48%) Bluemix
6 12 (2.48%) IBM Cloud
7 11 (2.28%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (1.86%) GitHub
9 7 (1.45%) OpenShift
10 6 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (1.04%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (1.04%) Datadog
12 4 (0.83%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.83%) BrowserStack
12 4 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.62%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (8.90%) Internet
2 30 (6.21%) DNS
3 29 (6.00%) HTTP
4 25 (5.18%) Firewall
5 24 (4.97%) TCP/IP
6 23 (4.76%) SAN
7 19 (3.93%) Network Security
8 15 (3.11%) SSL
9 13 (2.69%) LDAP
10 9 (1.86%) LAN
11 8 (1.66%) VPN
11 8 (1.66%) WAN
12 5 (1.04%) Software-Defined Networking
13 4 (0.83%) DHCP
13 4 (0.83%) Multicast
13 4 (0.83%) NAS
13 4 (0.83%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (0.83%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.83%) Wireshark
14 3 (0.62%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 57 (11.80%) MongoDB
3 48 (9.94%) Big Data
3 48 (9.94%) NoSQL
4 42 (8.70%) MySQL
5 35 (7.25%) Hadoop
6 26 (5.38%) Apache Hive
7 23 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (2.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 12 (2.48%) HBase
10 11 (2.28%) Relational Database
11 10 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.66%) Oracle Database
13 8 (1.66%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.66%) Sqoop
14 7 (1.45%) DB2
15 6 (1.24%) DataStax
15 6 (1.24%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 83 (17.18%) Jenkins
2 59 (12.22%) Git (software)
3 33 (6.83%) Sonatype Nexus
4 26 (5.38%) JIRA
5 23 (4.76%) Artifactory
5 23 (4.76%) Maven
6 22 (4.55%) Subversion
7 16 (3.31%) Vagrant
8 15 (3.11%) Cucumber
8 15 (3.11%) TeamCity
9 13 (2.69%) Selenium
10 10 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (1.86%) Gradle
11 9 (1.86%) gulp
12 7 (1.45%) GitLab
12 7 (1.45%) Hudson
12 7 (1.45%) Jasmine
12 7 (1.45%) webpack
13 6 (1.24%) JUnit
14 5 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 111 (22.98%) Finance
2 54 (11.18%) Banking
3 52 (10.77%) Telecoms
4 33 (6.83%) Front Office
5 18 (3.73%) Retail
6 15 (3.11%) Advertising
7 14 (2.90%) Mandarin Language
7 14 (2.90%) Marketing
8 8 (1.66%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.04%) Electronics
9 5 (1.04%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.04%) Legal
10 4 (0.83%) Billing
10 4 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.62%) French Language
12 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.21%) Back Office
13 1 (0.21%) Games
13 1 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 108 (22.36%) Developer
2 97 (20.08%) Architect
3 65 (13.46%) DevOps Engineer
4 52 (10.77%) Java Developer
5 44 (9.11%) Cloud Architect
6 33 (6.83%) Consultant
7 31 (6.42%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (4.76%) Analyst
8 23 (4.76%) C# Developer
9 22 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
10 20 (4.14%) Senior Developer
11 19 (3.93%) AWS Engineer
12 18 (3.73%) AWS Architect
13 17 (3.52%) Azure Architect
14 16 (3.31%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 16 (3.31%) Front Office Developer
15 15 (3.11%) Full Stack Developer
16 14 (2.90%) Administrator
16 14 (2.90%) AWS DevOps
16 14 (2.90%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (12.63%) Web Services
2 50 (10.35%) HTML
3 47 (9.73%) CSS
4 45 (9.32%) Node.js
5 42 (8.70%) AngularJS
6 38 (7.87%) REST
7 34 (7.04%) Spring
8 30 (6.21%) XML
9 29 (6.00%) RESTful
10 28 (5.80%) .NET
11 27 (5.59%) HTML5
12 26 (5.38%) Middleware
13 25 (5.18%) CSS3
13 25 (5.18%) React
13 25 (5.18%) Servlets
14 23 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
15 19 (3.93%) SOAP
16 18 (3.73%) Hibernate
16 18 (3.73%) JSON
16 18 (3.73%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 64 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 37 (7.66%) Computer Science
4 32 (6.63%) Public Cloud
5 24 (4.97%) Private Cloud
6 21 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
7 19 (3.93%) User Experience
8 15 (3.11%) Grid Computing
8 15 (3.11%) Management Information System
9 12 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.86%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.66%) Market Risk
11 8 (1.66%) N-Tier
11 8 (1.66%) Social Network
12 7 (1.45%) CESG
12 7 (1.45%) Mobile App
13 6 (1.24%) Clustering
13 6 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (1.24%) PKI
13 6 (1.24%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 170 (35.20%) Linux
2 81 (16.77%) Windows
3 80 (16.56%) Unix
4 26 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (3.52%) CentOS
6 15 (3.11%) Solaris
7 13 (2.69%) AIX
7 13 (2.69%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.45%) SUSE
8 7 (1.45%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.24%) Android
10 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.83%) Debian
11 4 (0.83%) HPUX
11 4 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.83%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.62%) zOS
13 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (32.92%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (27.74%) DevOps
3 75 (15.53%) Continuous Integration
4 53 (10.97%) Microservices
4 53 (10.97%) Open Source
4 53 (10.97%) Scrum
5 50 (10.35%) Configuration Management
6 47 (9.73%) TDD
7 43 (8.90%) Migration
8 41 (8.49%) SOA
9 40 (8.28%) Test Automation
10 38 (7.87%) OO
10 38 (7.87%) Project Management
11 37 (7.66%) Continuous Delivery
12 36 (7.45%) Unit Testing
13 34 (7.04%) MVC
13 34 (7.04%) SDLC
14 33 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (6.63%) ITIL
16 31 (6.42%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 167 (34.58%) Java
2 95 (19.67%) Python
3 93 (19.25%) JavaScript
4 92 (19.05%) SQL
5 49 (10.14%) C#
6 43 (8.90%) Ruby
7 39 (8.07%) Bash Shell
8 38 (7.87%) Scala
9 27 (5.59%) Perl
10 26 (5.38%) Shell Script
11 15 (3.11%) C++
12 7 (1.45%) C
12 7 (1.45%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.45%) VB
13 5 (1.04%) ES6
13 5 (1.04%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.04%) VC++
14 4 (0.83%) PHP
14 4 (0.83%) R
15 2 (0.41%) JSX
Qualifications
1 65 (13.46%) Degree
2 36 (7.45%) Security Cleared
3 24 (4.97%) SC Cleared
4 20 (4.14%) CISSP
5 19 (3.93%) CISM
6 13 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 7 (1.45%) AWS Certification
10 6 (1.24%) CCSP
10 6 (1.24%) CISA
10 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.83%) CRISC
11 4 (0.83%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.83%) MCSE
12 3 (0.62%) APMG
12 3 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.41%) RHCE
13 2 (0.41%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.28%) PCI DSS
2 10 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.07%) QA
3 7 (1.45%) COBIT
3 7 (1.45%) SLA
4 6 (1.24%) FedRAMP
5 5 (1.04%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.21%) GCP
7 1 (0.21%) GDPR
7 1 (0.21%) NIST 800
System Software
1 70 (14.49%) Docker
2 32 (6.63%) Active Directory
2 32 (6.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.28%) HDFS
4 10 (2.07%) Apache Flume
4 10 (2.07%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 9 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (1.86%) vSphere
6 7 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (1.04%) vCloud
8 4 (0.83%) LXC
9 3 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.41%) KVM
10 2 (0.41%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 67 (13.87%) Puppet
2 60 (12.42%) Ansible
3 33 (6.83%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (5.18%) Kubernetes
5 23 (4.76%) logstash
6 17 (3.52%) Kibana
6 17 (3.52%) Terraform
7 13 (2.69%) Grafana
8 10 (2.07%) HAProxy
9 9 (1.86%) ZABBIX
10 8 (1.66%) Nagios
11 6 (1.24%) Packer
11 6 (1.24%) SCOM
12 5 (1.04%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.83%) BladeLogic
13 4 (0.83%) Graphite
13 4 (0.83%) Mesos
13 4 (0.83%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.83%) Oozie
13 4 (0.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 73 (15.11%) Microsoft
2 64 (13.25%) Oracle
3 60 (12.42%) VMware
4 29 (6.00%) Red Hat
5 28 (5.80%) Cisco
6 24 (4.97%) IBM
7 16 (3.31%) Google
8 13 (2.69%) HP
9 11 (2.28%) Cloudera
10 10 (2.07%) CheckPoint
11 9 (1.86%) Adobe
11 9 (1.86%) NetApp
11 9 (1.86%) SAP
12 8 (1.66%) AppDynamics
12 8 (1.66%) Citrix
12 8 (1.66%) Splunk
13 7 (1.45%) Ab Initio
13 7 (1.45%) EMC
13 7 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (1.24%) OpenText