Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 407 376 384
Rank change year-on-year -31 +8 +117
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 206 590 641
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.65% 0.63%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.50% 2.35% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 365 410
Median daily rate £475 £490 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.06% -7.55% +6.00%
10th Percentile £349 £350 £375
90th Percentile £700 £675 £694
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £485 £500
% change year-on-year -7.22% -3.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 3
Median hourly rate £19.50 £35.00 £30.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.29% +13.75% +65.72%
10th Percentile £18.50 £16.93 £17.24
90th Percentile £32.90 £54.50 £71.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £52.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -62.86% +262.07% -

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 13,761 25,091 21,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.24% 27.68% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,147 17,212 14,618
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 313 307
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.73% +15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £54.75 £56.25
Median hourly rate £23.60 £20.00 £16.76
% change year-on-year +17.98% +19.33% -3.62%

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 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 2020. 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 -33 188 £475 -5.00% 61
UK excluding London +21 116 £450 -7.22% 40
London +8 84 £563 +12.50% 25
South East +97 35 £425 -15.00% 6
North of England +12 23 £475 -5.94% 23
Midlands +64 21 £450 -18.18% 2
South West +19 18 £488 +2.63% 1
Yorkshire +54 13 £450 +8.43% 2
Scotland +40 13 £375 +2.04% 4
East Midlands +49 11 £450 -13.25%
West Midlands +49 10 £355 -35.45% 2
Work from Home +2 6 £525 +12.00% 9
East of England +49 5 £525 +20.00% 4
North East +19 5 £550 +3.77% 6
North West +9 5 £650 +18.18% 15
Wales +22 1 £500 +13.64%

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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.

1 111 (53.88%) AWS
2 85 (41.26%) Azure
3 76 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (28.64%) DevOps
5 56 (27.18%) Python
6 41 (19.90%) Finance
6 41 (19.90%) Security Cleared
7 39 (18.93%) Software Engineering
7 39 (18.93%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (18.93%) Java
7 39 (18.93%) SQL
8 38 (18.45%) GCP
9 37 (17.96%) Linux
10 35 (16.99%) Web Services
10 35 (16.99%) Infrastructure as Code
11 34 (16.50%) Ansible
11 34 (16.50%) JavaScript
11 34 (16.50%) Migration
12 33 (16.02%) Microsoft
12 33 (16.02%) SC Cleared
12 33 (16.02%) Jenkins
13 31 (15.05%) Windows
14 29 (14.08%) Puppet
15 28 (13.59%) Git (software)
15 28 (13.59%) Degree
15 28 (13.59%) Continuous Delivery
15 28 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
16 27 (13.11%) Analytics
16 27 (13.11%) Big Data
16 27 (13.11%) Docker

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 21 (10.19%) Apache Spark
2 16 (7.77%) Confluence
3 9 (4.37%) Jupyter
4 5 (2.43%) Anypoint
4 5 (2.43%) Mule
4 5 (2.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.43%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.43%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.94%) Apache
5 4 (1.94%) IIS
6 3 (1.46%) nginx
6 3 (1.46%) SAS
7 2 (0.97%) CMS
7 2 (0.97%) Drupal
7 2 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.97%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.49%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.49%) JBoss
8 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.94%) SAP CRM
1 4 (1.94%) SAP ERP
1 4 (1.94%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (1.46%) NetSuite
2 3 (1.46%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (1.46%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.49%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 111 (53.88%) AWS
2 85 (41.26%) Azure
3 38 (18.45%) GCP
4 15 (7.28%) Serverless
5 14 (6.80%) PaaS
6 13 (6.31%) SaaS
7 12 (5.83%) IaaS
8 11 (5.34%) Amazon S3
9 8 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (3.88%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (3.88%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (2.91%) GitHub
10 6 (2.91%) Office 365
10 6 (2.91%) Power Platform
11 5 (2.43%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (2.43%) Azure Functions
11 5 (2.43%) OpenShift
12 4 (1.94%) Logic Apps
13 3 (1.46%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (1.46%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.65%) Firewall
2 23 (11.17%) Internet
3 16 (7.77%) DNS
3 16 (7.77%) TCP/IP
4 15 (7.28%) LAN
4 15 (7.28%) WAN
5 13 (6.31%) MPLS
6 12 (5.83%) BGP
6 12 (5.83%) OSPF
6 12 (5.83%) VPN
7 11 (5.34%) Ethernet
8 10 (4.85%) ADSL
8 10 (4.85%) DHCP
8 10 (4.85%) DSL
8 10 (4.85%) EIGRP
8 10 (4.85%) RIP
8 10 (4.85%) Unified Communications
8 10 (4.85%) xDSL
9 9 (4.37%) Network Security
9 9 (4.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.11%) Big Data
2 24 (11.65%) SQL Server
3 20 (9.71%) Hadoop
4 14 (6.80%) NoSQL
4 14 (6.80%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (5.83%) MySQL
6 11 (5.34%) Oracle Database
6 11 (5.34%) Relational Database
7 10 (4.85%) MongoDB
7 10 (4.85%) RDBMS
8 9 (4.37%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (3.40%) Data Lake
10 7 (3.40%) Data Mining
10 7 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (2.91%) Power BI
11 6 (2.91%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (2.43%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (2.43%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 33 (16.02%) Jenkins
2 28 (13.59%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.83%) JIRA
4 10 (4.85%) Maven
5 7 (3.40%) Cucumber
6 6 (2.91%) Artifactory
6 6 (2.91%) GitLab
6 6 (2.91%) Selenium
7 5 (2.43%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.94%) JUnit
8 4 (1.94%) Postman
8 4 (1.94%) Travis CI
9 3 (1.46%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.46%) Gatling
9 3 (1.46%) JMeter
9 3 (1.46%) REST Assured
9 3 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.97%) Mocha
10 2 (0.97%) Subversion
10 2 (0.97%) webpack
General
1 41 (19.90%) Finance
2 18 (8.74%) Public Sector
2 18 (8.74%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.85%) Banking
4 8 (3.88%) Marketing
5 6 (2.91%) Publishing
6 5 (2.43%) Games
7 4 (1.94%) Front Office
7 4 (1.94%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.97%) Back Office
8 2 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.97%) Law
8 2 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.97%) Retail
9 1 (0.49%) German Language
9 1 (0.49%) Legal
9 1 (0.49%) Police
Job Titles
1 44 (21.36%) Developer
2 29 (14.08%) Architect
3 22 (10.68%) Analyst
4 15 (7.28%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (5.83%) Data Scientist
6 11 (5.34%) Network Engineer
7 10 (4.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 9 (4.37%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (3.88%) Consultant
9 8 (3.88%) Software Engineer
10 7 (3.40%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (3.40%) Python Developer
11 6 (2.91%) Security Analyst
11 6 (2.91%) Storage Engineer
11 6 (2.91%) Technical Architect
11 6 (2.91%) Virtualisation Architect
12 5 (2.43%) DBA
12 5 (2.43%) Senior Developer
12 5 (2.43%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.43%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (16.99%) Web Services
2 25 (12.14%) HTML
3 22 (10.68%) CSS
4 21 (10.19%) Node.js
5 18 (8.74%) AngularJS
6 14 (6.80%) RESTful
7 12 (5.83%) .NET
7 12 (5.83%) Kafka
7 12 (5.83%) Middleware
8 10 (4.85%) Leaflet
8 10 (4.85%) React
8 10 (4.85%) XML
9 8 (3.88%) NumPy
10 7 (3.40%) LDAP
10 7 (3.40%) Pandas
10 7 (3.40%) REST
11 6 (2.91%) RAML
11 6 (2.91%) SOAP
11 6 (2.91%) TensorFlow
12 5 (2.43%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.85%) Algorithms
2 10 (4.85%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.37%) Enterprise Storage
4 8 (3.88%) PKI
4 8 (3.88%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.40%) Cloud Native
5 7 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (3.40%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.40%) User Experience
6 6 (2.91%) Clustering
6 6 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.43%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (1.94%) Derivative
8 4 (1.94%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.94%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.94%) Social Media
9 3 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (17.96%) Linux
2 31 (15.05%) Windows
3 15 (7.28%) Unix
4 14 (6.80%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.88%) Solaris
6 5 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.94%) AIX
7 4 (1.94%) Android
7 4 (1.94%) HPUX
7 4 (1.94%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.97%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (28.64%) DevOps
3 39 (18.93%) Continuous Integration
3 39 (18.93%) Software Engineering
4 35 (16.99%) Infrastructure as Code
5 34 (16.50%) Migration
6 28 (13.59%) Continuous Delivery
6 28 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (13.11%) Analytics
8 26 (12.62%) Computer Science
9 24 (11.65%) Scrum
10 22 (10.68%) Machine Learning
11 20 (9.71%) Artificial Intelligence
11 20 (9.71%) Test Automation
12 18 (8.74%) Data Science
12 18 (8.74%) Open Source
13 17 (8.25%) Change Management
13 17 (8.25%) High Availability
13 17 (8.25%) Mathematics
14 16 (7.77%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 56 (27.18%) Python
2 39 (18.93%) Java
2 39 (18.93%) SQL
3 34 (16.50%) JavaScript
4 21 (10.19%) C#
5 12 (5.83%) PowerShell
6 11 (5.34%) C
6 11 (5.34%) PL/SQL
6 11 (5.34%) Ruby
7 9 (4.37%) C++
8 8 (3.88%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.40%) Perl
10 6 (2.91%) Scala
11 5 (2.43%) R
12 4 (1.94%) Apex Code
12 4 (1.94%) Go
12 4 (1.94%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.46%) Groovy
13 3 (1.46%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 41 (19.90%) Security Cleared
2 33 (16.02%) SC Cleared
3 28 (13.59%) Degree
4 19 (9.22%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (7.77%) CCNA
6 13 (6.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (5.83%) BC Cleared
8 11 (5.34%) CCNP
8 11 (5.34%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (4.85%) CCIP
10 8 (3.88%) CCDP
11 5 (2.43%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.94%) CISSP
13 3 (1.46%) AWS Certification
13 3 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.97%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 2 (0.97%) CCSP
14 2 (0.97%) ISTQB
15 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.34%) QA
2 4 (1.94%) GDPR
2 4 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (1.94%) SLA
3 3 (1.46%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.97%) HL7
4 2 (0.97%) PMO
5 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.49%) GxP
5 1 (0.49%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.49%) NIST
5 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (13.11%) Docker
2 17 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.31%) Active Directory
4 7 (3.40%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (3.40%) VMware NSX
4 7 (3.40%) vSphere
5 4 (1.94%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 4 (1.94%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.46%) Oracle Clusterware
6 3 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.49%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.49%) Firmware
8 1 (0.49%) HDFS
8 1 (0.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 34 (16.50%) Ansible
2 29 (14.08%) Puppet
3 26 (12.62%) Kubernetes
4 24 (11.65%) Terraform
5 20 (9.71%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.91%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 5 (2.43%) Data Guard
7 5 (2.43%) Prometheus
8 4 (1.94%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.46%) Grafana
9 3 (1.46%) Kibana
9 3 (1.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (1.46%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.97%) Control-M
10 2 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.97%) Graphite
10 2 (0.97%) Nagios
10 2 (0.97%) SCCM
11 1 (0.49%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 33 (16.02%) Microsoft
2 27 (13.11%) Google
3 22 (10.68%) Cisco
3 22 (10.68%) Oracle
4 18 (8.74%) VMware
5 12 (5.83%) SAP
6 11 (5.34%) Juniper
6 11 (5.34%) MuleSoft
7 10 (4.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 8 (3.88%) EMC
8 8 (3.88%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (3.40%) Red Hat
9 7 (3.40%) Sybase
9 7 (3.40%) TOWER Software
10 6 (2.91%) Splunk
11 5 (2.43%) Cloudera
11 5 (2.43%) Hitachi
12 4 (1.94%) Brocade
12 4 (1.94%) Dell
12 4 (1.94%) ServiceNow