Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 380 310 394
Rank change year-on-year -70 +84 -3
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 558 335 408
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.79% 0.57%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.77% 2.32% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 223 274
10th Percentile £413 £386 £360
25th Percentile £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £505 £525
Median % change year-on-year +13.86% -3.81% -
75th Percentile £688 £613 £623
90th Percentile £756 £675 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% -4.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 12
10th Percentile £15.50 - -
25th Percentile £15.88 £17.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate £19.20 £18.75 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.40% -1.32% +1.82%
75th Percentile £20.75 £19.75 £20.00
90th Percentile £23.00 - £28.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -1.32% -19.15%

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 31,498 14,454 21,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.88% 33.91% 29.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,762 10,368 15,066
10th Percentile £338 £304 £278
25th Percentile £431 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £536 £495 £490
Median % change year-on-year +8.37% +1.02% -2.00%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £650 £669
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £443 £450
% change year-on-year +7.34% -1.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 288 334
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £13.04
25th Percentile £15.25 £16.16 £16.01
Median hourly rate £21.04 £23.00 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year -8.52% +16.46% +12.86%
75th Percentile £40.00 £45.40 £33.75
90th Percentile £63.25 £61.00 £64.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.50% +8.11% +8.03%

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 28 January 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
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 28 January 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 -96 440 £575 +9.52% 195
London -96 273 £610 +16.19% 78
UK excluding London -64 164 £500 +5.26% 127
Work from Home -86 145 £540 +8.00% 41
South East -69 48 £500 +9.89% 24
North of England -43 34 £575 +4.55% 39
North West -20 28 £550 +10.00% 22
South West -39 27 £489 +11.66% 9
Midlands -60 24 £490 +0.51% 20
Scotland -47 13 £450 +12.50% 14
West Midlands -55 13 £490 -2.00% 14
East Midlands -23 11 £825 +73.68% 6
Yorkshire -35 9 £720 +17.07% 5
Wales -19 8 £500 +11.11% 3
East of England -45 7 £463 +5.71% 17
Northern Ireland - 5 - - 1
North East -3 2 £750 +7.14% 12

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 249 (44.62%) Azure
2 224 (40.14%) AWS
3 184 (32.97%) Agile Software Development
4 173 (31.00%) DevOps
5 172 (30.82%) Social Skills
6 161 (28.85%) Finance
7 156 (27.96%) Python
8 151 (27.06%) CI/CD
9 133 (23.84%) Microsoft
10 123 (22.04%) Linux
11 110 (19.71%) Migration
12 109 (19.53%) GCP
13 107 (19.18%) Terraform
14 101 (18.10%) Windows
15 98 (17.56%) SQL
16 96 (17.20%) Problem-Solving
17 77 (13.80%) Docker
18 74 (13.26%) Java
19 69 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
20 68 (12.19%) Microservices
20 68 (12.19%) Kubernetes
20 68 (12.19%) Active Directory
21 67 (12.01%) Git (software)
22 66 (11.83%) Analytics
22 66 (11.83%) Infrastructure as Code
23 65 (11.65%) PowerShell
24 62 (11.11%) Security Cleared
24 62 (11.11%) Google
25 60 (10.75%) Ansible
26 59 (10.57%) SC Cleared

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 27 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.58%) IIS
3 19 (3.41%) OpenStack
4 17 (3.05%) Confluence
5 15 (2.69%) Apache
6 13 (2.33%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.43%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.25%) Apache Airflow
8 7 (1.25%) nginx
9 5 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (0.72%) JBoss
11 3 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.54%) Luigi
12 2 (0.36%) CMS
12 2 (0.36%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.36%) Mule
12 2 (0.36%) Mule ESB
13 1 (0.18%) Drupal
13 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (4.48%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.18%) Weka
Business Applications
1 20 (3.58%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.54%) Magento
3 3 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.54%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.36%) assyst
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 249 (44.62%) Azure
2 224 (40.14%) AWS
3 109 (19.53%) GCP
4 55 (9.86%) PaaS
5 47 (8.42%) IaaS
6 42 (7.53%) Microsoft 365
7 37 (6.63%) Azure Monitor
7 37 (6.63%) SaaS
8 35 (6.27%) Serverless
9 30 (5.38%) GitHub
10 27 (4.84%) Azure Active Directory
11 24 (4.30%) OpenShift
12 23 (4.12%) Azure Sentinel
13 22 (3.94%) Power Platform
14 21 (3.76%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (2.15%) Azure Functions
15 12 (2.15%) Cloud Functions
16 11 (1.97%) Azure Logic Apps
17 10 (1.79%) Azure Service Bus
17 10 (1.79%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 57 (10.22%) Firewall
2 40 (7.17%) DNS
3 27 (4.84%) BGP
4 26 (4.66%) TCP/IP
5 24 (4.30%) Reverse Proxy
6 19 (3.41%) HTTP
7 15 (2.69%) Network Security
8 14 (2.51%) LAN
9 13 (2.33%) DHCP
10 12 (2.15%) VPN
11 11 (1.97%) WAN
12 10 (1.79%) Kerberos
13 7 (1.25%) SSL
14 6 (1.08%) DMZ
14 6 (1.08%) FTP
14 6 (1.08%) IPsec
14 6 (1.08%) SAN
14 6 (1.08%) Wireless
15 5 (0.90%) Internet
15 5 (0.90%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.17%) Big Data
2 34 (6.09%) SQL Server
3 32 (5.73%) NoSQL
4 27 (4.84%) MySQL
5 25 (4.48%) MongoDB
6 24 (4.30%) Relational Database
7 22 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (3.76%) Power BI
9 15 (2.69%) RDBMS
10 14 (2.51%) Tableau
11 9 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.43%) BigQuery
12 8 (1.43%) Data Lake
12 8 (1.43%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 7 (1.25%) Couchbase
14 6 (1.08%) Metadata
14 6 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
15 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 67 (12.01%) Git (software)
2 33 (5.91%) Jenkins
3 32 (5.73%) JIRA
4 25 (4.48%) TeamCity
5 18 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (2.69%) SpecFlow
7 13 (2.33%) Bitbucket
7 13 (2.33%) Subversion
8 8 (1.43%) GitLab
9 4 (0.72%) Ant
9 4 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.54%) AppScan
10 3 (0.54%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.54%) Gatling
10 3 (0.54%) IBM UrbanCode
10 3 (0.54%) JMeter
10 3 (0.54%) JUnit
10 3 (0.54%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.54%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 172 (30.82%) Social Skills
2 161 (28.85%) Finance
3 69 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (9.86%) Banking
5 31 (5.56%) Public Sector
6 28 (5.02%) Legal
7 23 (4.12%) Presentation Skills
8 14 (2.51%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.97%) Influencing Skills
10 9 (1.61%) Billing
11 8 (1.43%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.08%) Marketing
13 4 (0.72%) Games
13 4 (0.72%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.72%) Organisational Skills
14 3 (0.54%) Documentation Skills
15 2 (0.36%) French Language
15 2 (0.36%) Front Office
15 2 (0.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 2 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 126 (22.58%) Architect
2 78 (13.98%) Developer
3 47 (8.42%) Cloud Architect
4 42 (7.53%) Analyst
5 40 (7.17%) DevOps Engineer
6 36 (6.45%) Azure Architect
7 30 (5.38%) Cloud Engineer
7 30 (5.38%) Consultant
8 28 (5.02%) Solutions Architect
9 24 (4.30%) Azure Engineer
10 21 (3.76%) Security Architect
11 20 (3.58%) Senior Developer
12 17 (3.05%) Microsoft 365 Architect
13 16 (2.87%) Technical Architect
14 15 (2.69%) Data Engineer
14 15 (2.69%) Xamarin Developer
15 14 (2.51%) AWS Engineer
15 14 (2.51%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 13 (2.33%) Cloud Consultant
16 13 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (9.86%) .NET
2 33 (5.91%) Node.js
3 32 (5.73%) React
4 29 (5.20%) REST
5 20 (3.58%) LDAP
6 18 (3.23%) Middleware
7 16 (2.87%) RESTful
8 15 (2.69%) Gherkin
9 14 (2.51%) AngularJS
9 14 (2.51%) Web Services
10 13 (2.33%) ARM Templates
10 13 (2.33%) HTML
10 13 (2.33%) JSON
10 13 (2.33%) Kafka
11 11 (1.97%) .NET Core
11 11 (1.97%) .NET Framework
11 11 (1.97%) CSS
12 10 (1.79%) HTML5
13 9 (1.61%) Spring
13 9 (1.61%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.53%) Public Cloud
2 32 (5.73%) Cloud Native
3 30 (5.38%) Data Centre
4 28 (5.02%) Hybrid Cloud
5 27 (4.84%) Virtual Team
6 20 (3.58%) Management Information System
7 16 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.51%) Enterprise Cloud
8 14 (2.51%) User Experience
9 12 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (2.15%) PKI
10 11 (1.97%) Clustering
11 9 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (1.61%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (1.43%) Replication
13 7 (1.25%) Algorithms
13 7 (1.25%) Renewable Energy
13 7 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (1.08%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 123 (22.04%) Linux
2 101 (18.10%) Windows
3 48 (8.60%) Unix
4 32 (5.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (5.20%) Windows Server
6 20 (3.58%) Solaris
7 18 (3.23%) SUSE
8 13 (2.33%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (1.61%) Windows Server 2019
11 8 (1.43%) AIX
11 8 (1.43%) HPUX
11 8 (1.43%) Ubuntu
11 8 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (1.25%) Windows Server 2016
13 4 (0.72%) Android
14 2 (0.36%) Debian
14 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.36%) VMS
14 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (32.97%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (31.00%) DevOps
3 151 (27.06%) CI/CD
4 110 (19.71%) Migration
5 96 (17.20%) Problem-Solving
6 68 (12.19%) Microservices
7 66 (11.83%) Analytics
7 66 (11.83%) Infrastructure as Code
8 54 (9.68%) Change Management
9 52 (9.32%) ITIL
10 45 (8.06%) Service Management
11 43 (7.71%) Continuous Integration
12 37 (6.63%) Disaster Recovery
13 35 (6.27%) Decision-Making
13 35 (6.27%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 33 (5.91%) Computer Science
14 33 (5.91%) Data Science
15 32 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
16 31 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
16 31 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 156 (27.96%) Python
2 98 (17.56%) SQL
3 74 (13.26%) Java
4 65 (11.65%) PowerShell
5 59 (10.57%) JavaScript
6 49 (8.78%) C#
7 31 (5.56%) TypeScript
8 23 (4.12%) Bash
9 18 (3.23%) Perl
10 17 (3.05%) C
10 17 (3.05%) Scala
11 15 (2.69%) XAML
12 13 (2.33%) R
13 11 (1.97%) Go
14 7 (1.25%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.25%) Ruby
14 7 (1.25%) VBA
15 6 (1.08%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.54%) C++
16 3 (0.54%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 62 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 59 (10.57%) SC Cleared
3 49 (8.78%) Degree
4 11 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.25%) CISSP
8 7 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.25%) MCSE
9 6 (1.08%) CISM
9 6 (1.08%) MCP
10 5 (0.90%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.90%) CISA
10 5 (0.90%) MOS
11 4 (0.72%) CCNA
11 4 (0.72%) CCNP
12 3 (0.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 3 (0.54%) RHCA
13 2 (0.36%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.30%) QA
2 18 (3.23%) GDPR
3 12 (2.15%) Accessibility
4 9 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.43%) SLA
6 7 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (1.25%) NCSC
6 7 (1.25%) PMO
7 4 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.54%) GRC
8 3 (0.54%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.36%) NIST
9 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 77 (13.80%) Docker
2 68 (12.19%) Active Directory
3 46 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (6.09%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (1.25%) Firmware
7 7 (1.25%) Hyper-V
8 6 (1.08%) vSphere
9 5 (0.90%) KVM
10 4 (0.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (0.72%) Oracle Clusterware
11 3 (0.54%) NFS
11 3 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.36%) Samba
12 2 (0.36%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.18%) vCloud
13 1 (0.18%) Veritas File System
13 1 (0.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 107 (19.18%) Terraform
2 68 (12.19%) Kubernetes
3 60 (10.75%) Ansible
4 24 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (3.94%) Puppet
6 13 (2.33%) Prometheus
7 11 (1.97%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 11 (1.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 10 (1.79%) Grafana
9 9 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (1.43%) Salt
10 8 (1.43%) SCCM
11 7 (1.25%) Control-M
11 7 (1.25%) Data Guard
11 7 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
11 7 (1.25%) QRadar
11 7 (1.25%) Tivoli
11 7 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (1.08%) Netcool
Vendors
1 133 (23.84%) Microsoft
2 62 (11.11%) Google
3 55 (9.86%) VMware
4 49 (8.78%) Oracle
5 24 (4.30%) Cisco
6 21 (3.76%) Splunk
7 17 (3.05%) Red Hat
7 17 (3.05%) ServiceNow
8 15 (2.69%) Xamarin
9 12 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (1.97%) EMC
11 10 (1.79%) Citrix
11 10 (1.79%) CyberArk
11 10 (1.79%) Databricks
11 10 (1.79%) F5
11 10 (1.79%) IBM
12 8 (1.43%) Qualys
13 7 (1.25%) BMC
13 7 (1.25%) Brocade
13 7 (1.25%) Dell