Period
to 17 November 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 November 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 411 449 524
Rank change year-on-year +38 +75 +48
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 565 526 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.50% 0.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.39% 4.22% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 373 301
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - -5.00%
10th Percentile £358 £318 £300
90th Percentile £688 £625 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £450 £458
% change year-on-year +13.89% -1.64% -3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
UK median hourly rate £18.64 £19.92 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.41% -63.78% -
10th Percentile £12.49 £11.60 £52.50
90th Percentile £30.62 £26.97 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £18.62 £55.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% -66.15% -

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 16645 12464 7473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.19% 11.76% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11533 8574 5039
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £269 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £601 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 186 115
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.45% -14.30% +20.22%
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.71 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.75 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.51% -24.18% +28.57%

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 November 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 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cloud Computing in the UK

Cloud Computing
Top 14 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 November 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 +38 522 £525 +10.53% 67
UK excluding London +44 312 £513 +13.89% 41
London +9 248 £540 +8.00% 31
South East +20 163 £525 +16.67% 12
Midlands +39 54 £550 +43.79% 5
West Midlands +18 37 £475 +24.18% 1
Scotland +2 27 £500 +17.65% 3
South West +20 25 £425 - 2
North of England +38 19 £438 -12.50% 13
East Midlands - 17 £610 - 4
East of England -25 14 £450 -25.00% 4
Yorkshire +22 10 £470 -6.00% 4
Northern Ireland - 10 £494 - 2
North West +10 9 £425 -2.86% 7

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 246 (43.54%) Amazon AWS
2 191 (33.81%) Linux
3 176 (31.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 175 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
5 163 (28.85%) DevOps
6 139 (24.60%) Java
7 124 (21.95%) Finance
8 121 (21.42%) Python
9 108 (19.12%) Puppet
10 94 (16.64%) Windows
11 90 (15.93%) Microsoft
11 90 (15.93%) Jenkins
12 86 (15.22%) SQL
13 83 (14.69%) Unix
13 83 (14.69%) Continuous Integration
13 83 (14.69%) Ansible
14 82 (14.51%) JavaScript
15 77 (13.63%) Web Services
16 73 (12.92%) Docker
17 72 (12.74%) Telecoms
17 72 (12.74%) Security Cleared
18 70 (12.39%) VMware
18 70 (12.39%) SOA
19 68 (12.04%) Scrum
20 66 (11.68%) Configuration Management
20 66 (11.68%) Degree
21 65 (11.50%) Oracle
22 60 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
22 60 (10.62%) Git (software)
23 59 (10.44%) Red Hat

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 54 (9.56%) OpenStack
2 33 (5.84%) nginx
3 23 (4.07%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (4.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 21 (3.72%) Confluence
5 20 (3.54%) Apache
6 18 (3.19%) Tomcat
7 13 (2.30%) Apache Spark
7 13 (2.30%) WebSphere
8 11 (1.95%) Cloud Foundry
8 11 (1.95%) JBoss
9 9 (1.59%) Jetty
10 8 (1.42%) IIS
11 7 (1.24%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.88%) CMS
12 5 (0.88%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.88%) SAS
13 4 (0.71%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.53%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (3.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.77%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.71%) Actimize
3 3 (0.53%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.18%) Magento
4 1 (0.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 246 (43.54%) Amazon AWS
2 176 (31.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (9.56%) IaaS
4 46 (8.14%) PaaS
5 38 (6.73%) SaaS
6 21 (3.72%) GitHub
7 15 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (2.65%) Office 365
8 8 (1.42%) Slack
8 8 (1.42%) Trello
9 7 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (1.24%) OpenShift
10 6 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
11 5 (0.88%) Akamai
11 5 (0.88%) Bluemix
11 5 (0.88%) Serverless
12 4 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.71%) BrowserStack
12 4 (0.71%) npm
13 3 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (9.56%) Internet
2 42 (7.43%) SAN
3 39 (6.90%) Firewall
4 37 (6.55%) DNS
5 29 (5.13%) TCP/IP
6 24 (4.25%) SSL
7 23 (4.07%) HTTP
8 18 (3.19%) WAN
9 17 (3.01%) LAN
10 11 (1.95%) VPN
11 9 (1.59%) NAS
12 8 (1.42%) Network Security
13 7 (1.24%) IP Telephony
13 7 (1.24%) LDAP
14 4 (0.71%) DHCP
14 4 (0.71%) DMZ
14 4 (0.71%) IPsec
14 4 (0.71%) Reverse Proxy
15 3 (0.53%) LTE
15 3 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (9.38%) MongoDB
2 43 (7.61%) NoSQL
3 41 (7.26%) MySQL
4 39 (6.90%) Big Data
5 35 (6.19%) SQL Server
6 27 (4.78%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (4.25%) Hadoop
8 14 (2.48%) Relational Database
9 13 (2.30%) Oracle Database
10 12 (2.12%) Apache Hive
11 11 (1.95%) RDBMS
11 11 (1.95%) Star Schema
12 10 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (1.24%) HBase
15 6 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 5 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
17 4 (0.71%) Data Mining
17 4 (0.71%) DB2
17 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 90 (15.93%) Jenkins
2 60 (10.62%) Git (software)
3 39 (6.90%) Maven
4 35 (6.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 25 (4.42%) JIRA
5 25 (4.42%) Subversion
6 23 (4.07%) Artifactory
7 17 (3.01%) TeamCity
8 15 (2.65%) Ant
9 14 (2.48%) Selenium
10 12 (2.12%) Gradle
10 12 (2.12%) Vagrant
11 11 (1.95%) Cucumber
11 11 (1.95%) JUnit
11 11 (1.95%) Mockito
12 8 (1.42%) gulp
13 7 (1.24%) WebDriver
14 6 (1.06%) GoCD
15 5 (0.88%) Bitbucket
15 5 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 124 (21.95%) Finance
2 72 (12.74%) Telecoms
3 58 (10.27%) Banking
4 28 (4.96%) Front Office
5 23 (4.07%) Retail
6 21 (3.72%) Mandarin Language
7 13 (2.30%) Advertising
8 12 (2.12%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.77%) Billing
10 6 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.71%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.71%) Marketing
11 4 (0.71%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.53%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.53%) Electronics
12 3 (0.53%) Law
13 2 (0.35%) Automotive
13 2 (0.35%) Back Office
13 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 129 (22.83%) Architect
2 88 (15.58%) Developer
3 68 (12.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 62 (10.97%) Cloud Architect
5 42 (7.43%) Consultant
5 42 (7.43%) Java Developer
6 33 (5.84%) AWS Architect
7 29 (5.13%) Cloud Engineer
8 27 (4.78%) AWS Engineer
9 26 (4.60%) Azure Architect
10 24 (4.25%) Delivery Manager
11 22 (3.89%) Linux Engineer
11 22 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (3.54%) Analyst
13 19 (3.36%) Enterprise Architect
14 18 (3.19%) Senior Developer
15 17 (3.01%) AWS DevOps
15 17 (3.01%) C# Developer
16 16 (2.83%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 16 (2.83%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (13.63%) Web Services
2 44 (7.79%) Node.js
3 43 (7.61%) .NET
4 39 (6.90%) AngularJS
5 36 (6.37%) REST
6 35 (6.19%) RESTful
7 32 (5.66%) HTML
7 32 (5.66%) XML
8 28 (4.96%) React
8 28 (4.96%) Spring
9 26 (4.60%) CSS
9 26 (4.60%) SOAP
10 24 (4.25%) Elastic Stack
10 24 (4.25%) Middleware
11 19 (3.36%) Java EE
11 19 (3.36%) LEMP Stack
12 18 (3.19%) Servlets
13 17 (3.01%) ASP.NET Web API
13 17 (3.01%) Sensu
14 16 (2.83%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (9.91%) Public Cloud
3 45 (7.96%) Data Centre
4 28 (4.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 26 (4.60%) Computer Science
6 18 (3.19%) Private Cloud
7 15 (2.65%) PKI
8 14 (2.48%) Grid Computing
8 14 (2.48%) Management Information System
9 13 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (2.12%) CESG
10 12 (2.12%) Enterprise Cloud
11 9 (1.59%) Virtual Team
12 8 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.42%) Market Risk
12 8 (1.42%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.42%) User Experience
13 7 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
14 6 (1.06%) Clustering
14 6 (1.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 191 (33.81%) Linux
2 94 (16.64%) Windows
3 83 (14.69%) Unix
4 45 (7.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (6.19%) Windows Server
6 24 (4.25%) Solaris
7 20 (3.54%) CentOS
8 19 (3.36%) AIX
8 19 (3.36%) SUSE
9 13 (2.30%) Oracle Linux
10 11 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.42%) Ubuntu
11 8 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (1.24%) Android
13 6 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.71%) HPUX
14 4 (0.71%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.53%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.53%) Debian
16 1 (0.18%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (28.85%) DevOps
3 83 (14.69%) Continuous Integration
4 70 (12.39%) SOA
5 68 (12.04%) Scrum
6 66 (11.68%) Configuration Management
7 54 (9.56%) TDD
8 51 (9.03%) Microservices
8 51 (9.03%) Open Source
9 49 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 48 (8.50%) ITIL
11 44 (7.79%) Release Management
12 43 (7.61%) Continuous Delivery
13 40 (7.08%) Test Automation
14 37 (6.55%) Process Improvement
14 37 (6.55%) Task Automation
15 36 (6.37%) Technical Architecture
16 34 (6.02%) Load Balancing
16 34 (6.02%) Migration
16 34 (6.02%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 139 (24.60%) Java
2 121 (21.42%) Python
3 86 (15.22%) SQL
4 82 (14.51%) JavaScript
5 58 (10.27%) Ruby
6 54 (9.56%) C#
7 46 (8.14%) Bash Shell
8 40 (7.08%) Perl
9 36 (6.37%) Shell Script
10 31 (5.49%) Scala
11 23 (4.07%) PowerShell
12 20 (3.54%) C++
13 14 (2.48%) C
14 10 (1.77%) R
15 9 (1.59%) XPath
16 7 (1.24%) Go
17 5 (0.88%) VB
18 4 (0.71%) Groovy
18 4 (0.71%) PHP
19 3 (0.53%) VC++
Qualifications
1 72 (12.74%) Security Cleared
2 66 (11.68%) Degree
3 47 (8.32%) SC Cleared
4 29 (5.13%) CISSP
5 28 (4.96%) CISM
6 22 (3.89%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (3.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 11 (1.95%) AWS Certification
8 11 (1.95%) CCSP
9 10 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (1.59%) DV Cleared
11 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (1.24%) PMP
11 7 (1.24%) SANS
12 5 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.71%) CRISC
13 4 (0.71%) MCSE
13 4 (0.71%) RHCE
14 3 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (2.12%) COBIT
3 11 (1.95%) QA
4 10 (1.77%) ISO 22301
5 7 (1.24%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.88%) GDPR
7 4 (0.71%) SLA
8 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.35%) FedRAMP
8 2 (0.35%) GCP
8 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.18%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 73 (12.92%) Docker
2 39 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.07%) Active Directory
4 15 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (2.12%) vSphere
6 9 (1.59%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.24%) VMware NSX
8 6 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.88%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.88%) KVM
10 4 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.71%) HDFS
11 3 (0.53%) LXC
11 3 (0.53%) vCloud
12 2 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.18%) Ceph
13 1 (0.18%) etcd
13 1 (0.18%) GPFS
13 1 (0.18%) OpenAM
13 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 108 (19.12%) Puppet
2 83 (14.69%) Ansible
3 46 (8.14%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (4.60%) logstash
5 24 (4.25%) Kubernetes
6 19 (3.36%) Terraform
7 18 (3.19%) Kibana
8 16 (2.83%) Grafana
9 14 (2.48%) NetBackup
10 13 (2.30%) BladeLogic
10 13 (2.30%) ZABBIX
11 12 (2.12%) HAProxy
12 11 (1.95%) Nagios
13 9 (1.59%) Rancher
14 7 (1.24%) SCCM
15 6 (1.06%) CFEngine
15 6 (1.06%) Packer
16 5 (0.88%) Rundeck
17 4 (0.71%) Juju
18 3 (0.53%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 90 (15.93%) Microsoft
2 70 (12.39%) VMware
3 65 (11.50%) Oracle
4 59 (10.44%) Red Hat
5 23 (4.07%) Cisco
6 19 (3.36%) Google
7 18 (3.19%) IBM
8 14 (2.48%) HP
9 11 (1.95%) CheckPoint
10 10 (1.77%) NetApp
10 10 (1.77%) ServiceNow
11 9 (1.59%) Cloudera
12 8 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.24%) SolarWinds
14 6 (1.06%) Palo Alto
14 6 (1.06%) Splunk
15 5 (0.88%) Dell
15 5 (0.88%) Rackspace
16 4 (0.71%) EMC
16 4 (0.71%) McAfee