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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 30 June 2022 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 403 361 416
Rank change year-on-year -42 +55 +1
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 511 440 191
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.67% 0.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.61% 1.88% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 312 131
10th Percentile £363 £400 £349
25th Percentile £456 £450 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -4.04%
75th Percentile £638 £607 £594
90th Percentile £738 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -1.00% +11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 14
10th Percentile - £16.40 -
25th Percentile £16.25 £17.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.25 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -1.28% -17.89%
75th Percentile £41.13 £20.75 £20.00
90th Percentile £85.00 £22.55 £32.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £19.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.60% -1.28% -17.89%

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 31,825 23,455 12,760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.95% 35.98% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,131 16,718 8,982
10th Percentile £345 £325 £308
25th Percentile £450 £413 £402
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £505 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £594
90th Percentile £748 £679 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £463 £463
% change year-on-year +8.11% - +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 384 187
10th Percentile £13.88 £12.22 £12.75
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.69 £16.38
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -2.44%
75th Percentile £50.58 £45.00 £29.88
90th Percentile £67.50 £65.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £19.60
% change year-on-year -3.78% +2.07% +4.51%

Cloud Computing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cloud Computing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Computing in the UK

Cloud Computing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cloud Computing.

Daily rate trend for Cloud Computing in the UK

Cloud Computing
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cloud Computing over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Cloud Computing in the UK

Cloud Computing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cloud Computing.

Hourly rate trend for Cloud Computing in the UK

Cloud Computing
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cloud Computing over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Cloud Computing in the UK

Cloud Computing
Top 17 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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -68 389 £525 - 144
Work from Home -52 241 £550 +10.00% 54
London -69 214 £550 - 62
UK excluding London -22 180 £495 -1.00% 91
South East -3 63 £450 -14.29% 18
North of England -52 36 £550 +6.02% 21
North West -17 30 £538 -15.35% 10
Midlands -31 26 £495 +11.55% 20
West Midlands -29 21 £495 +20.00% 13
Scotland -5 16 £420 +5.00% 6
East of England -12 16 £493 +8.24% 10
South West -30 16 £463 -7.50% 10
Northern Ireland +5 7 £540 +35.00% 6
East Midlands -12 5 £500 +5.26% 7
North East -8 4 £581 -16.96% 7
Yorkshire -46 4 £700 +40.00% 4
Wales -5 2 £550 +41.94%

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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.

1 246 (48.14%) Azure
2 212 (41.49%) AWS
3 164 (32.09%) Social Skills
4 156 (30.53%) Agile
5 142 (27.79%) Python
6 139 (27.20%) Microsoft
7 133 (26.03%) DevOps
8 125 (24.46%) Finance
9 119 (23.29%) SQL
10 115 (22.50%) CI/CD
11 105 (20.55%) Windows
12 93 (18.20%) Linux
13 88 (17.22%) Java
14 80 (15.66%) GCP
14 80 (15.66%) Problem-Solving
15 74 (14.48%) Migration
16 73 (14.29%) Kubernetes
16 73 (14.29%) Terraform
17 72 (14.09%) Degree
18 69 (13.50%) ITIL
19 61 (11.94%) Docker
19 61 (11.94%) Git (software)
20 59 (11.55%) PowerShell
20 59 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
21 56 (10.96%) REST
22 49 (9.59%) Infrastructure as Code
23 48 (9.39%) SaaS
23 48 (9.39%) Active Directory
23 48 (9.39%) Google
24 47 (9.20%) 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 26 (5.09%) Confluence
2 20 (3.91%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.94%) IIS
4 12 (2.35%) OpenStack
5 8 (1.57%) Apache
5 8 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (1.57%) nginx
6 6 (1.17%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (0.98%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.98%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.39%) CMS
9 2 (0.39%) JBoss
9 2 (0.39%) Luigi
9 2 (0.39%) Traefik
10 1 (0.20%) Headless CMS
10 1 (0.20%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.20%) SAS
10 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (6.07%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (3.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (2.35%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.39%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (1.57%) assyst
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.39%) MFGPRO
2 2 (0.39%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 246 (48.14%) Azure
2 212 (41.49%) AWS
3 80 (15.66%) GCP
4 48 (9.39%) SaaS
5 46 (9.00%) IaaS
5 46 (9.00%) PaaS
6 28 (5.48%) Microsoft 365
6 28 (5.48%) OpenShift
7 23 (4.50%) AWS CloudFormation
8 22 (4.31%) Azure Monitor
8 22 (4.31%) Power Platform
9 21 (4.11%) Amazon EKS
9 21 (4.11%) Azure DevOps
9 21 (4.11%) GitHub
10 18 (3.52%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (3.52%) Amazon S3
10 18 (3.52%) Azure AKS
10 18 (3.52%) Google Kubernetes Engine
11 16 (3.13%) Serverless
12 14 (2.74%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 37 (7.24%) Firewall
2 36 (7.05%) DNS
2 36 (7.05%) TCP/IP
3 22 (4.31%) DHCP
3 22 (4.31%) HTTP
4 19 (3.72%) BGP
5 17 (3.33%) Wireless
6 12 (2.35%) LAN
6 12 (2.35%) Reverse Proxy
6 12 (2.35%) VLAN
7 11 (2.15%) IPsec
8 9 (1.76%) FTP
8 9 (1.76%) NAS
8 9 (1.76%) WAN
9 8 (1.57%) DMZ
9 8 (1.57%) SAN
9 8 (1.57%) VPN
10 7 (1.37%) Internet
10 7 (1.37%) OSPF
11 6 (1.17%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.44%) PostgreSQL
3 36 (7.05%) MySQL
4 26 (5.09%) NoSQL
5 24 (4.70%) Relational Database
6 21 (4.11%) Big Data
7 20 (3.91%) MongoDB
8 17 (3.33%) Power BI
9 14 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (2.54%) DynamoDB
11 11 (2.15%) RDBMS
11 11 (2.15%) Tableau
12 8 (1.57%) Redis
13 7 (1.37%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.37%) Oracle Database 12c
14 6 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 61 (11.94%) Git (software)
2 40 (7.83%) JIRA
3 38 (7.44%) Jenkins
4 14 (2.74%) Selenium
5 13 (2.54%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.96%) Artifactory
7 9 (1.76%) Cucumber
7 9 (1.76%) Subversion
8 8 (1.57%) git-flow
8 8 (1.57%) GitLab
8 8 (1.57%) Gradle
8 8 (1.57%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.17%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.78%) Appium
11 4 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.78%) Mercurial
11 4 (0.78%) Serena SBM
12 3 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.39%) Fiddler
General
1 164 (32.09%) Social Skills
2 125 (24.46%) Finance
3 59 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (7.44%) Public Sector
5 36 (7.05%) Telecoms
6 25 (4.89%) Banking
7 20 (3.91%) Mandarin Language
8 18 (3.52%) Influencing Skills
9 16 (3.13%) Legal
10 15 (2.94%) Presentation Skills
11 10 (1.96%) Organisational Skills
12 9 (1.76%) Automotive
13 8 (1.57%) Financial Institution
14 6 (1.17%) Front Office
14 6 (1.17%) Retail
15 5 (0.98%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.98%) Marketing
16 3 (0.59%) Documentation Skills
16 3 (0.59%) German Language
16 3 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (16.05%) Architect
2 72 (14.09%) Developer
3 36 (7.05%) DevOps Engineer
4 32 (6.26%) Analyst
5 31 (6.07%) Cloud Architect
6 23 (4.50%) Azure Engineer
7 21 (4.11%) Data Engineer
8 20 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (3.72%) Support Engineer
10 18 (3.52%) Backend Developer
11 17 (3.33%) Azure Architect
11 17 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
11 17 (3.33%) Senior Developer
12 16 (3.13%) Data Scientist
12 16 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 16 (3.13%) Security Architect
13 15 (2.94%) Java Developer
14 14 (2.74%) Consultant
14 14 (2.74%) Coordinator
14 14 (2.74%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (10.96%) REST
2 35 (6.85%) .NET
2 35 (6.85%) Kafka
2 35 (6.85%) Spring
3 22 (4.31%) Node.js
4 20 (3.91%) AngularJS
5 19 (3.72%) RESTful
6 18 (3.52%) Spring Boot
7 17 (3.33%) React
7 17 (3.33%) XML
8 16 (3.13%) Web Services
9 15 (2.94%) Hibernate
9 15 (2.94%) Swagger
10 14 (2.74%) SOAP
11 13 (2.54%) ARM Templates
11 13 (2.54%) LDAP
12 12 (2.35%) JSON
12 12 (2.35%) OAuth
13 11 (2.15%) JPA
13 11 (2.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.26%) Public Cloud
2 26 (5.09%) Data Centre
3 23 (4.50%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (4.11%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.33%) Virtual Team
6 15 (2.94%) Cloud Native
7 11 (2.15%) User Experience
8 10 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.76%) PKI
10 8 (1.57%) IoT
11 7 (1.37%) Optoelectronics
11 7 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (1.17%) Clustering
12 6 (1.17%) Cybercrime
12 6 (1.17%) Fixed Income
12 6 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.17%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.17%) Replication
13 4 (0.78%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 105 (20.55%) Windows
2 93 (18.20%) Linux
3 47 (9.20%) Unix
4 22 (4.31%) Windows Server
5 15 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (2.74%) Solaris
7 13 (2.54%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.37%) SUSE
9 5 (0.98%) HPUX
10 4 (0.78%) AIX
10 4 (0.78%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.39%) CentOS
12 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.20%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (30.53%) Agile
2 133 (26.03%) DevOps
3 115 (22.50%) CI/CD
4 80 (15.66%) Problem-Solving
5 74 (14.48%) Migration
6 69 (13.50%) ITIL
7 49 (9.59%) Infrastructure as Code
8 43 (8.41%) Project Management
8 43 (8.41%) Scrum
8 43 (8.41%) Test Automation
9 41 (8.02%) Microservices
10 39 (7.63%) Software Engineering
11 38 (7.44%) Analytics
11 38 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (6.65%) Disaster Recovery
13 33 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
13 33 (6.46%) Data Science
14 32 (6.26%) Workflow
15 30 (5.87%) Continuous Delivery
15 30 (5.87%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 142 (27.79%) Python
2 119 (23.29%) SQL
3 88 (17.22%) Java
4 59 (11.55%) PowerShell
5 47 (9.20%) JavaScript
6 38 (7.44%) C#
7 31 (6.07%) Scala
8 27 (5.28%) Bash
9 18 (3.52%) Perl
10 15 (2.94%) TypeScript
11 13 (2.54%) C
12 9 (1.76%) Ruby
13 7 (1.37%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.17%) Go
15 4 (0.78%) PHP
16 3 (0.59%) C++
16 3 (0.59%) R
16 3 (0.59%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.59%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.39%) sed
Qualifications
1 72 (14.09%) Degree
2 46 (9.00%) Security Cleared
3 34 (6.65%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (2.74%) CISSP
5 14 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (2.35%) CISM
7 11 (2.15%) MCSE
8 10 (1.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 9 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (1.57%) Master's Degree
11 7 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.17%) AWS Certification
12 6 (1.17%) CESG Certified Professional
13 5 (0.98%) CISA
13 5 (0.98%) PhD
13 5 (0.98%) RHCA
13 5 (0.98%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.72%) GDPR
2 12 (2.35%) QA
3 11 (2.15%) SLA
4 9 (1.76%) COBIT
4 9 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (1.17%) NCSC
6 6 (1.17%) PMO
7 5 (0.98%) ITGC
7 5 (0.98%) NIST
8 4 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.78%) OASIS TOSCA
9 3 (0.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.59%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.39%) GRC
10 2 (0.39%) ISO 31000
10 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.39%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.39%) RMADS
System Software
1 61 (11.94%) Docker
2 48 (9.39%) Active Directory
3 42 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.57%) Firmware
6 8 (1.57%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (1.37%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (1.17%) vSphere
9 4 (0.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (0.78%) KVM
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle Clusterware
9 4 (0.78%) Xen
10 3 (0.59%) vCloud
10 3 (0.59%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.39%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 1 (0.20%) NFS
12 1 (0.20%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 73 (14.29%) Kubernetes
1 73 (14.29%) Terraform
2 31 (6.07%) Ansible
3 17 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (3.13%) Grafana
5 15 (2.94%) SCCM
6 14 (2.74%) Puppet
7 11 (2.15%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (1.76%) Salt
9 8 (1.57%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 7 (1.37%) Data Guard
10 7 (1.37%) Prometheus
10 7 (1.37%) SCOM
10 7 (1.37%) WSUS
11 6 (1.17%) Control-M
11 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (1.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 5 (0.98%) QRadar
12 5 (0.98%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 139 (27.20%) Microsoft
2 48 (9.39%) Google
3 47 (9.20%) Oracle
4 46 (9.00%) VMware
5 31 (6.07%) ServiceNow
6 24 (4.70%) Red Hat
7 19 (3.72%) Splunk
8 18 (3.52%) Cisco
9 17 (3.33%) Citrix
10 13 (2.54%) CyberArk
11 9 (1.76%) Cloudera
12 8 (1.57%) Databricks
12 8 (1.57%) EMC
12 8 (1.57%) Juniper
12 8 (1.57%) Qualys
12 8 (1.57%) Sophos
13 7 (1.37%) SAP
13 7 (1.37%) Sybase
14 6 (1.17%) BMC
14 6 (1.17%) Dell