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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 372 436 440
Rank change year-on-year +64 +4  
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 250 220 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.41% 0.37%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.88% 4.15% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 161 172
Median daily rate £500 £500 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £360 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £450 £350
% change year-on-year -1.38% +28.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
Median hourly rate £18.57 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 - £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.73 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 6437 5303 3378
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.67% 9.85% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7516 6602 3371
Median daily rate £475 £463 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +12.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £306 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £631 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £395
% change year-on-year - +13.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 92 89
Median hourly rate £27.16 £19.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.94% -45.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.80 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £40.00 £40.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +70.58% -33.33%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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
Top 10 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 28 June 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 +48 221 £500 - 101
UK excluding London +57 131 £444 -1.38% 73
London +22 114 £500 -4.76% 37
South East +43 49 £463 -11.90% 20
Midlands +10 18 £575 +38.55% 6
North of England +49 16 £455 -9.00% 22
Northern Ireland - 16 £365 - 1
South West +1 14 £425 -18.07% 3
Scotland +33 9 £419 -2.89% 8
East of England +3 9 £385 -38.39% 13

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 176 (41.71%) Amazon AWS
2 153 (36.26%) Linux
3 134 (31.75%) Java
4 129 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
5 106 (25.12%) DevOps
6 99 (23.46%) Microsoft Azure
7 96 (22.75%) Finance
8 83 (19.67%) SQL
9 80 (18.96%) Python
10 72 (17.06%) Jenkins
11 70 (16.59%) Unix
12 69 (16.35%) Windows
13 66 (15.64%) JavaScript
14 63 (14.93%) Docker
15 60 (14.22%) Microsoft
16 59 (13.98%) Puppet
17 58 (13.74%) Ansible
18 57 (13.51%) Oracle
18 57 (13.51%) VMware
19 55 (13.03%) SQL Server
20 52 (12.32%) Web Services
20 52 (12.32%) Git (software)
20 52 (12.32%) Big Data
21 51 (12.09%) Configuration Management
22 50 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
23 49 (11.61%) Degree
24 48 (11.37%) Data Centre
25 46 (10.90%) HTML
25 46 (10.90%) Microservices
25 46 (10.90%) Analytical Skills

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 40 (9.48%) OpenStack
2 29 (6.87%) WebSphere
3 26 (6.16%) Apache
4 20 (4.74%) Tomcat
5 18 (4.27%) Apache Spark
5 18 (4.27%) nginx
6 17 (4.03%) Cloud Foundry
7 16 (3.79%) Apache Pig
7 16 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (3.55%) JBoss
9 14 (3.32%) Confluence
10 8 (1.90%) CMS
10 8 (1.90%) SharePoint
11 7 (1.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (1.42%) Apache Solr
12 6 (1.42%) Mule
12 6 (1.42%) SAS
13 5 (1.18%) Jetty
13 5 (1.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (3.32%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.71%) SPSS
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.42%) Actimize
2 5 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.95%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.95%) OpenText Process Suite
4 3 (0.71%) Staffware
4 3 (0.71%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 176 (41.71%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (23.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (7.35%) IaaS
3 31 (7.35%) PaaS
4 27 (6.40%) SaaS
5 15 (3.55%) Office 365
6 12 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (2.61%) IBM Cloud
8 10 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (2.37%) Bluemix
9 8 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (1.66%) Amazon S3
10 7 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (1.42%) OpenShift
12 5 (1.18%) GitHub
13 4 (0.95%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (0.95%) Datadog
13 4 (0.95%) Force.com
13 4 (0.95%) SoftLayer
14 3 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.58%) DNS
2 31 (7.35%) Internet
3 25 (5.92%) Firewall
4 24 (5.69%) HTTP
5 23 (5.45%) Network Security
6 20 (4.74%) TCP/IP
7 15 (3.55%) SSL
8 11 (2.61%) SAN
9 10 (2.37%) LDAP
9 10 (2.37%) VPN
10 9 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (1.90%) LAN
12 7 (1.66%) WAN
13 5 (1.18%) Software-Defined Networking
14 4 (0.95%) Multicast
14 4 (0.95%) Unified Communications
14 4 (0.95%) Wireshark
15 3 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
15 3 (0.71%) IPsec
15 3 (0.71%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (13.03%) SQL Server
2 52 (12.32%) Big Data
3 40 (9.48%) MongoDB
4 39 (9.24%) NoSQL
5 36 (8.53%) Hadoop
6 30 (7.11%) MySQL
7 29 (6.87%) Apache Hive
8 14 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (2.84%) HBase
10 11 (2.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 11 (2.61%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (2.37%) Sqoop
12 9 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.90%) Oracle Database
13 8 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (1.66%) Relational Database
14 7 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
15 6 (1.42%) DataStax
15 6 (1.42%) DB2
Development Applications
1 72 (17.06%) Jenkins
2 52 (12.32%) Git (software)
3 30 (7.11%) Sonatype Nexus
4 25 (5.92%) JIRA
5 18 (4.27%) Subversion
6 17 (4.03%) Artifactory
6 17 (4.03%) Maven
7 14 (3.32%) Vagrant
8 13 (3.08%) TeamCity
9 10 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (1.90%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.90%) GitLab
10 8 (1.90%) Talend Open Studio
11 7 (1.66%) gulp
11 7 (1.66%) Jasmine
11 7 (1.66%) JUnit
12 5 (1.18%) Bitbucket
12 5 (1.18%) Bower
12 5 (1.18%) Gradle
12 5 (1.18%) Grunt
General
1 96 (22.75%) Finance
2 42 (9.95%) Telecoms
3 32 (7.58%) Banking
4 22 (5.21%) Front Office
5 20 (4.74%) Marketing
6 13 (3.08%) Advertising
6 13 (3.08%) Retail
7 9 (2.13%) Billing
7 9 (2.13%) Legal
8 8 (1.90%) Mandarin Language
9 7 (1.66%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.18%) Electronics
10 5 (1.18%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.71%) French Language
12 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.24%) Back Office
13 1 (0.24%) Games
13 1 (0.24%) German Language
13 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 91 (21.56%) Developer
2 80 (18.96%) Architect
3 61 (14.45%) DevOps Engineer
4 47 (11.14%) Java Developer
5 37 (8.77%) Cloud Architect
6 31 (7.35%) Solutions Architect
7 27 (6.40%) Analyst
7 27 (6.40%) Consultant
8 26 (6.16%) Cloud Engineer
9 22 (5.21%) AWS Engineer
10 21 (4.98%) C# Developer
11 17 (4.03%) AWS DevOps
12 15 (3.55%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 14 (3.32%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 13 (3.08%) Business Analyst
14 13 (3.08%) Linux Engineer
15 12 (2.84%) Full Stack Developer
15 12 (2.84%) Infrastructure Architect
15 12 (2.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 12 (2.84%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (12.32%) Web Services
2 46 (10.90%) HTML
3 43 (10.19%) CSS
4 37 (8.77%) REST
5 33 (7.82%) Middleware
6 31 (7.35%) AngularJS
6 31 (7.35%) Node.js
7 30 (7.11%) Spring
8 26 (6.16%) XML
9 25 (5.92%) .NET
10 24 (5.69%) HTML5
10 24 (5.69%) RESTful
11 23 (5.45%) CSS3
12 20 (4.74%) Servlets
13 19 (4.50%) SOAP
14 18 (4.27%) JSON
15 16 (3.79%) jQuery
15 16 (3.79%) React
16 15 (3.55%) Hibernate
17 14 (3.32%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.37%) Data Centre
2 46 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (8.06%) Computer Science
4 32 (7.58%) Public Cloud
5 24 (5.69%) Hybrid Cloud
6 22 (5.21%) Management Information System
6 22 (5.21%) Private Cloud
7 15 (3.55%) User Experience
8 12 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.90%) Fintech
9 8 (1.90%) Market Risk
10 6 (1.42%) CESG
10 6 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.42%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.18%) Social Network
12 4 (0.95%) Grid Computing
12 4 (0.95%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.95%) PKI
12 4 (0.95%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 153 (36.26%) Linux
2 70 (16.59%) Unix
3 69 (16.35%) Windows
4 21 (4.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (3.79%) CentOS
6 15 (3.55%) AIX
7 12 (2.84%) Solaris
8 10 (2.37%) Windows Server
9 6 (1.42%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (1.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.95%) Android
10 4 (0.95%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.71%) Debian
11 3 (0.71%) zOS
12 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.47%) SUSE
12 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (25.12%) DevOps
3 51 (12.09%) Configuration Management
4 50 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (10.90%) Microservices
5 46 (10.90%) Open Source
6 41 (9.72%) ITIL
6 41 (9.72%) Migration
7 39 (9.24%) Analytics
8 38 (9.00%) Test Automation
9 34 (8.06%) Scrum
9 34 (8.06%) SOA
9 34 (8.06%) TDD
10 33 (7.82%) SDLC
11 31 (7.35%) Project Management
12 30 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
12 30 (7.11%) Continuous Delivery
12 30 (7.11%) OO
13 29 (6.87%) Unit Testing
14 28 (6.64%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 134 (31.75%) Java
2 83 (19.67%) SQL
3 80 (18.96%) Python
4 66 (15.64%) JavaScript
5 41 (9.72%) C#
6 37 (8.77%) Ruby
7 35 (8.29%) Bash Shell
8 29 (6.87%) Perl
9 23 (5.45%) Scala
10 15 (3.55%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.13%) C++
12 8 (1.90%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.66%) Korn
13 7 (1.66%) PHP
13 7 (1.66%) VB
14 5 (1.18%) R
14 5 (1.18%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.18%) VC++
15 4 (0.95%) Apex Code
15 4 (0.95%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (11.61%) Degree
2 20 (4.74%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.32%) CISSP
4 12 (2.84%) CISM
5 11 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (2.61%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 6 (1.42%) CISA
8 5 (1.18%) CCSP
9 4 (0.95%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.95%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.95%) MCSE
9 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.71%) APMG
10 3 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.47%) MCP
11 2 (0.47%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.55%) PCI DSS
2 8 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.42%) COBIT
3 6 (1.42%) FedRAMP
3 6 (1.42%) SLA
4 5 (1.18%) QA
5 4 (0.95%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.24%) GCP
System Software
1 63 (14.93%) Docker
2 33 (7.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (6.87%) Active Directory
4 13 (3.08%) vSphere
5 12 (2.84%) HDFS
6 10 (2.37%) Apache Flume
6 10 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 8 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (1.90%) vCloud
8 5 (1.18%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.95%) LXC
10 3 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.47%) KVM
11 2 (0.47%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.24%) XenApp
12 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 59 (13.98%) Puppet
2 58 (13.74%) Ansible
3 34 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (4.98%) Kubernetes
5 15 (3.55%) logstash
6 14 (3.32%) Terraform
7 13 (3.08%) Kibana
8 9 (2.13%) Grafana
9 6 (1.42%) HAProxy
9 6 (1.42%) Nagios
9 6 (1.42%) SCOM
9 6 (1.42%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.18%) Mesos
10 5 (1.18%) vCenter Server
10 5 (1.18%) vRealize
11 4 (0.95%) Graphite
11 4 (0.95%) Oozie
11 4 (0.95%) Packer
11 4 (0.95%) Salt
12 3 (0.71%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 60 (14.22%) Microsoft
2 57 (13.51%) Oracle
2 57 (13.51%) VMware
3 29 (6.87%) IBM
4 25 (5.92%) Cisco
5 18 (4.27%) Google
6 14 (3.32%) Red Hat
7 13 (3.08%) Citrix
8 11 (2.61%) Dell
9 10 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (2.13%) Adobe
10 9 (2.13%) EMC
10 9 (2.13%) Splunk
11 8 (1.90%) Cloudera
11 8 (1.90%) Hortonworks
11 8 (1.90%) HP
11 8 (1.90%) Talend
12 7 (1.66%) Ab Initio
12 7 (1.66%) SAP
13 5 (1.18%) Informatica
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