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 3 months to 26 May 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
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 399 427 398
Rank change year-on-year +28 -29  
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 213 245 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.46% 0.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.48% 4.92% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 172 177
Median daily rate £474 £500 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £370 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £481
% change year-on-year -10.52% -1.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 9
Median hourly rate £21.16 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £14.00

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 6126 4981 3136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.24% 9.27% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4144 3444 1994
Median daily rate £475 £463 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +11.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 82 86
Median hourly rate £20.08 £22.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.73% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £13.40 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £43.90 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.61 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.11% -21.56%  

Cloud Computing
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cloud Computing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 26 May 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 3 months to 26 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cloud Computing in the UK

Cloud Computing
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 192 £475 -5.00% 79
London -6 103 £500 - 42
South East +27 46 £363 -34.09% 17
Buckinghamshire - 16 £500 - 2
City of London -9 15 £485 -10.80% 8
Milton Keynes - 13 £500 - 2
Northern Ireland - 11 £375 -
South West +3 10 £425 -18.07%
County Antrim - 10 £379 -
North West +31 9 £450 -10.00% 7
Berkshire +26 9 £203 -49.37% 5
Belfast - 8 £396 -
Scotland +43 7 £350 - 3
East of England -2 7 £380 -36.65% 6
East Midlands - 7 £600 - 2
Bristol -1 6 £563 -4.25%
Home Counties - 6 - -
Nottinghamshire - 6 £600 -
Shropshire +7 5 £600 +62.16%
Telford +3 5 £600 +62.16%
Oxfordshire -2 5 £350 -33.33% 3
West Midlands -6 5 £600 +47.23% 2
Nottingham - 5 £600 -
Edinburgh +26 4 £350 - 2
Lancashire +12 4 £473 -
Hampshire +7 4 £323 -41.36% 4
Surrey -5 4 £444 -22.82% 2
Preston -11 4 £473 -
Reading - 4 £70 - 2
Bedfordshire - 4 £375 -

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 146 (39.35%) Amazon AWS
2 129 (34.77%) Linux
3 114 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
4 108 (29.11%) Java
5 97 (26.15%) Finance
6 96 (25.88%) DevOps
7 78 (21.02%) Microsoft Azure
8 66 (17.79%) Unix
8 66 (17.79%) Python
9 64 (17.25%) Windows
9 64 (17.25%) Ansible
10 63 (16.98%) Jenkins
11 61 (16.44%) SQL
12 60 (16.17%) Docker
13 58 (15.63%) Puppet
13 58 (15.63%) VMware
14 54 (14.56%) Big Data
15 52 (14.02%) Configuration Management
16 51 (13.75%) Microsoft
16 51 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
17 49 (13.21%) Degree
17 49 (13.21%) Oracle
18 46 (12.40%) Ruby
18 46 (12.40%) Open Source
19 45 (12.13%) JavaScript
20 43 (11.59%) Git (software)
20 43 (11.59%) Microservices
21 42 (11.32%) Data Centre
22 41 (11.05%) Web Services
23 40 (10.78%) SQL Server

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 35 (9.43%) OpenStack
2 25 (6.74%) WebSphere
3 24 (6.47%) Apache
4 17 (4.58%) Apache Pig
4 17 (4.58%) Apache Spark
5 15 (4.04%) nginx
6 14 (3.77%) Tomcat
7 11 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (2.96%) JBoss
8 10 (2.70%) Confluence
9 9 (2.43%) Cloud Foundry
9 9 (2.43%) SharePoint
10 6 (1.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (1.62%) CMS
10 6 (1.62%) SAS
11 5 (1.35%) IIS
12 4 (1.08%) Apache Solr
12 4 (1.08%) Mule
12 4 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.81%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 11 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.81%) SPSS
4 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.08%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.81%) OpenText Process Suite
3 3 (0.81%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.81%) Staffware
4 2 (0.54%) Actimize
4 2 (0.54%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.54%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (0.54%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 146 (39.35%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (21.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (8.09%) PaaS
4 27 (7.28%) IaaS
5 22 (5.93%) SaaS
6 15 (4.04%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (3.77%) Office 365
8 13 (3.50%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (2.70%) IBM Cloud
10 9 (2.43%) Amazon S3
11 8 (2.16%) Bluemix
11 8 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (1.62%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (1.62%) OpenShift
13 5 (1.35%) SoftLayer
14 4 (1.08%) Adobe Analytics
14 4 (1.08%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (1.08%) Datadog
14 4 (1.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.70%) DNS
2 28 (7.55%) Firewall
3 24 (6.47%) Internet
4 22 (5.93%) HTTP
4 22 (5.93%) TCP/IP
5 20 (5.39%) Network Security
6 14 (3.77%) SSL
7 12 (3.23%) LAN
7 12 (3.23%) SAN
8 11 (2.96%) LDAP
9 9 (2.43%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (2.43%) WAN
10 7 (1.89%) VPN
11 4 (1.08%) IPsec
11 4 (1.08%) Multicast
11 4 (1.08%) Software-Defined Networking
11 4 (1.08%) Unified Communications
11 4 (1.08%) Wireshark
12 3 (0.81%) DMZ
12 3 (0.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.56%) Big Data
2 40 (10.78%) SQL Server
3 37 (9.97%) Hadoop
4 34 (9.16%) MongoDB
5 26 (7.01%) Apache Hive
5 26 (7.01%) NoSQL
6 23 (6.20%) MySQL
7 15 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (2.96%) HBase
10 9 (2.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 9 (2.43%) Sqoop
11 6 (1.62%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (1.62%) DB2
12 5 (1.35%) Data Lake
12 5 (1.35%) Star Schema
13 4 (1.08%) GIS
13 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 63 (16.98%) Jenkins
2 43 (11.59%) Git (software)
3 24 (6.47%) Sonatype Nexus
4 20 (5.39%) JIRA
5 17 (4.58%) Maven
6 16 (4.31%) Artifactory
7 12 (3.23%) JUnit
8 11 (2.96%) Cucumber
9 10 (2.70%) Mockito
10 9 (2.43%) Subversion
10 9 (2.43%) Talend Open Studio
10 9 (2.43%) TeamCity
10 9 (2.43%) Vagrant
11 8 (2.16%) Selenium
12 7 (1.89%) Gradle
12 7 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (1.62%) GitLab
13 6 (1.62%) RSpec
14 5 (1.35%) Jasmine
14 5 (1.35%) webpack
General
1 97 (26.15%) Finance
2 37 (9.97%) Telecoms
3 24 (6.47%) Banking
4 20 (5.39%) Marketing
5 13 (3.50%) Front Office
5 13 (3.50%) Retail
6 12 (3.23%) Advertising
7 9 (2.43%) Legal
8 8 (2.16%) Billing
9 6 (1.62%) Mandarin Language
9 6 (1.62%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.35%) Electronics
10 5 (1.35%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.35%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.54%) French Language
11 2 (0.54%) Games
12 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.27%) Back Office
12 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 79 (21.29%) Architect
2 67 (18.06%) Developer
3 52 (14.02%) DevOps Engineer
4 34 (9.16%) Cloud Architect
4 34 (9.16%) Java Developer
5 33 (8.89%) Solutions Architect
6 23 (6.20%) Cloud Engineer
6 23 (6.20%) Consultant
7 22 (5.93%) Analyst
8 18 (4.85%) AWS Engineer
9 15 (4.04%) AWS DevOps
10 14 (3.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 14 (3.77%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 13 (3.50%) Infrastructure Architect
11 13 (3.50%) Support Engineer
12 10 (2.70%) Azure Engineer
12 10 (2.70%) Business Analyst
12 10 (2.70%) C# Developer
12 10 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (2.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (11.05%) Web Services
2 34 (9.16%) HTML
3 30 (8.09%) Spring
4 26 (7.01%) CSS
4 26 (7.01%) Middleware
5 22 (5.93%) RESTful
6 21 (5.66%) AngularJS
6 21 (5.66%) Node.js
6 21 (5.66%) REST
7 20 (5.39%) HTML5
8 18 (4.85%) XML
9 17 (4.58%) .NET
10 16 (4.31%) CSS3
10 16 (4.31%) JSON
11 15 (4.04%) Ajax
12 14 (3.77%) jQuery
12 14 (3.77%) Servlets
13 13 (3.50%) Elastic Stack
13 13 (3.50%) SOAP
14 12 (3.23%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.32%) Data Centre
2 39 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (8.09%) Computer Science
4 27 (7.28%) Public Cloud
5 24 (6.47%) Management Information System
6 21 (5.66%) Hybrid Cloud
7 20 (5.39%) Private Cloud
8 14 (3.77%) User Experience
9 8 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.16%) Fintech
10 6 (1.62%) CESG
10 6 (1.62%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.35%) Social Network
11 5 (1.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 4 (1.08%) Digital Media
12 4 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (1.08%) EMC VNX
12 4 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.08%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 129 (34.77%) Linux
2 66 (17.79%) Unix
3 64 (17.25%) Windows
4 20 (5.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (3.77%) AIX
6 13 (3.50%) Windows Server
7 11 (2.96%) Solaris
8 10 (2.70%) CentOS
9 6 (1.62%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (1.35%) Android
10 5 (1.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.81%) zOS
12 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.54%) Debian
12 2 (0.54%) SUSE
12 2 (0.54%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (25.88%) DevOps
3 52 (14.02%) Configuration Management
4 51 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (12.40%) Open Source
6 43 (11.59%) Microservices
7 38 (10.24%) ITIL
8 34 (9.16%) Analytics
9 33 (8.89%) Continuous Delivery
10 32 (8.63%) Scrum
11 31 (8.36%) Test Automation
12 30 (8.09%) Migration
12 30 (8.09%) TDD
13 29 (7.82%) SOA
14 26 (7.01%) E-Commerce
15 25 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
15 25 (6.74%) Project Management
16 24 (6.47%) OO
16 24 (6.47%) Unit Testing
17 23 (6.20%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 108 (29.11%) Java
2 66 (17.79%) Python
3 61 (16.44%) SQL
4 46 (12.40%) Ruby
5 45 (12.13%) JavaScript
6 33 (8.89%) Bash Shell
7 23 (6.20%) C#
8 20 (5.39%) Perl
8 20 (5.39%) Scala
9 11 (2.96%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.16%) Korn
10 8 (2.16%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.89%) PHP
12 6 (1.62%) C++
13 5 (1.35%) R
14 4 (1.08%) C
15 3 (0.81%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.81%) ES6
15 3 (0.81%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (13.21%) Degree
2 20 (5.39%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.96%) CISSP
5 9 (2.43%) CISM
6 8 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 5 (1.35%) CCSP
7 5 (1.35%) MCSE
7 5 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.08%) CISA
8 4 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.08%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.81%) APMG
9 3 (0.81%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.81%) CCNP
10 2 (0.54%) CCNA
10 2 (0.54%) VCAP
10 2 (0.54%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.77%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.89%) SLA
4 6 (1.62%) COBIT
5 4 (1.08%) FedRAMP
5 4 (1.08%) ISO 15288
5 4 (1.08%) ISO22301
5 4 (1.08%) QA
6 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.27%) GCP
6 1 (0.27%) P3O
6 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (16.17%) Docker
2 37 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (8.09%) Active Directory
4 17 (4.58%) vSphere
5 12 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (2.96%) HDFS
6 11 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (2.43%) Apache Flume
7 9 (2.43%) Hyper-V
7 9 (2.43%) vCloud
8 7 (1.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.81%) KVM
9 3 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.54%) NFS
10 2 (0.54%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.54%) XenServer
11 1 (0.27%) Samba
11 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 64 (17.25%) Ansible
2 58 (15.63%) Puppet
3 32 (8.63%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (5.66%) Kubernetes
5 14 (3.77%) logstash
6 12 (3.23%) Kibana
7 11 (2.96%) Terraform
8 10 (2.70%) Grafana
9 8 (2.16%) HAProxy
10 6 (1.62%) Mesos
10 6 (1.62%) SCOM
10 6 (1.62%) vRealize
11 5 (1.35%) Nagios
11 5 (1.35%) Red Hat Satellite
11 5 (1.35%) vCenter Server
12 4 (1.08%) Graphite
12 4 (1.08%) Oozie
12 4 (1.08%) OpenNMS
12 4 (1.08%) Salt
13 3 (0.81%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 58 (15.63%) VMware
2 51 (13.75%) Microsoft
3 49 (13.21%) Oracle
4 27 (7.28%) Cisco
5 26 (7.01%) IBM
6 18 (4.85%) Google
7 14 (3.77%) Citrix
7 14 (3.77%) HP
7 14 (3.77%) Red Hat
8 13 (3.50%) Dell
9 12 (3.23%) EMC
10 11 (2.96%) Splunk
11 9 (2.43%) Adobe
11 9 (2.43%) Talend
12 8 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.89%) Ab Initio
13 7 (1.89%) Hortonworks
13 7 (1.89%) SAP
14 6 (1.62%) Cloudera
14 6 (1.62%) Sun
City, London
Intec Select
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £12.77 - £23.28 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Adesse Search
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 days ago