Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 379 450 457
Rank change year-on-year +71 +7 +62
Contract jobs citing Cloud Computing 669 488 546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.51% 0.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.08% 3.51% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 265 385
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £363 £325 £338
90th Percentile £688 £638 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £438 £463
% change year-on-year +11.43% -5.41% +12.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 2
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £21.16 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.46% +12.81% -46.42%
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.70 £11.79
90th Percentile £14.75 £29.77 £26.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 - £10.24

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 21,728 13,920 11,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.28% 14.52% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,866 9,524 7,716
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 193 174
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -3.11% -13.80%
10th Percentile £11.45 £11.00 £11.55
90th Percentile £67.50 £60.55 £47.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -24.44%

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 21 August 2018.

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 15 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 21 August 2018. 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 +81 640 £525 +5.00% 208
London +73 371 £550 +6.80% 83
UK excluding London +10 295 £488 +11.43% 147
South East -40 102 £475 +11.76% 40
Midlands +30 71 £525 -8.70% 14
West Midlands +14 59 £530 -7.83% 5
North of England +8 47 £488 +8.33% 34
East of England +5 26 £463 +10.12% 21
Scotland -22 26 £475 +5.56% 21
Yorkshire +5 24 £488 - 3
South West -10 22 £441 +3.67% 16
North West -12 19 £513 +13.89% 25
East Midlands -4 12 £400 -33.33% 9
North East +2 4 £525 - 6
Wales -20 1 £525 +50.00% 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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.

1 346 (51.72%) Amazon AWS
2 316 (47.23%) Agile Software Development
3 273 (40.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 185 (27.65%) Python
5 182 (27.20%) DevOps
6 180 (26.91%) SQL
7 160 (23.92%) Microsoft
8 157 (23.47%) Finance
9 156 (23.32%) Linux
10 137 (20.48%) Java
11 133 (19.88%) Git (software)
12 128 (19.13%) Jenkins
13 121 (18.09%) C#
14 117 (17.49%) .NET
15 109 (16.29%) TDD
16 107 (15.99%) Windows
17 106 (15.84%) Puppet
18 105 (15.70%) Ansible
19 103 (15.40%) Docker
20 97 (14.50%) Continuous Integration
21 94 (14.05%) SQL Server
22 85 (12.71%) Microservices
23 83 (12.41%) Software Engineering
23 83 (12.41%) Ruby
24 80 (11.96%) Migration
25 78 (11.66%) Security Cleared
26 77 (11.51%) Perl
27 76 (11.36%) JavaScript
27 76 (11.36%) Unit Testing
28 74 (11.06%) MySQL

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 43 (6.43%) Elasticsearch
2 39 (5.83%) NServiceBus
3 35 (5.23%) nginx
4 28 (4.19%) Apache
5 27 (4.04%) Apache Spark
6 25 (3.74%) OpenStack
7 17 (2.54%) Documentum
8 16 (2.39%) Tomcat
9 15 (2.24%) WebSphere
10 14 (2.09%) CMS
10 14 (2.09%) Ethereum
11 13 (1.94%) Hyperledger
12 12 (1.79%) IIS
12 12 (1.79%) Jetty
12 12 (1.79%) SharePoint
13 11 (1.64%) Mongrel
13 11 (1.64%) MS Exchange
14 10 (1.49%) Confluence
14 10 (1.49%) JBoss
14 10 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 36 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.45%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Actimize
1 2 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.30%) NetSuite
1 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 346 (51.72%) Amazon AWS
2 273 (40.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (8.07%) IaaS
3 54 (8.07%) PaaS
4 41 (6.13%) SaaS
5 39 (5.83%) Google Cloud Platform
6 38 (5.68%) Office 365
7 30 (4.48%) Amazon S3
8 25 (3.74%) AWS CloudFormation
9 22 (3.29%) Serverless
10 17 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
11 16 (2.39%) GitHub
12 12 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
12 12 (1.79%) Sumo Logic
13 11 (1.64%) Amazon EMR
14 9 (1.35%) OneDrive
15 8 (1.20%) Yammer
16 7 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
16 7 (1.05%) Rackspace Cloud
17 6 (0.90%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 55 (8.22%) Internet
2 47 (7.03%) Firewall
3 43 (6.43%) DNS
4 36 (5.38%) TCP/IP
5 30 (4.48%) SSL
6 25 (3.74%) HTTP
7 14 (2.09%) Kerberos
8 13 (1.94%) VPN
9 12 (1.79%) DHCP
10 11 (1.64%) DMARC
10 11 (1.64%) WAN
11 9 (1.35%) LAN
11 9 (1.35%) Skype
11 9 (1.35%) Wireless
12 8 (1.20%) DKIM
13 6 (0.90%) LTE
13 6 (0.90%) Network Security
13 6 (0.90%) Reverse Proxy
14 5 (0.75%) OpenFlow
14 5 (0.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (14.05%) SQL Server
2 74 (11.06%) MySQL
3 59 (8.82%) Big Data
4 54 (8.07%) MongoDB
5 50 (7.47%) NoSQL
6 41 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
7 29 (4.33%) Blockchain
8 21 (3.14%) Hadoop
9 14 (2.09%) HBase
9 14 (2.09%) Relational Database
10 12 (1.79%) Power BI
11 11 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (1.49%) InfluxDB
13 9 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.20%) Apache Hive
14 8 (1.20%) Redis
14 8 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (1.05%) Cosmos DB
16 6 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 133 (19.88%) Git (software)
2 128 (19.13%) Jenkins
3 51 (7.62%) Maven
4 41 (6.13%) Subversion
5 31 (4.63%) Artifactory
6 29 (4.33%) TeamCity
7 27 (4.04%) JIRA
8 26 (3.89%) Sonatype Nexus
9 24 (3.59%) Vagrant
10 23 (3.44%) Gradle
10 23 (3.44%) Visual Studio
11 21 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
12 19 (2.84%) Ant
13 15 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
14 12 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (1.64%) MSBuild
16 10 (1.49%) Bitbucket
16 10 (1.49%) CruiseControl
17 8 (1.20%) JUnit
17 8 (1.20%) Mercurial
General
1 157 (23.47%) Finance
2 68 (10.16%) Telecoms
3 67 (10.01%) Banking
4 25 (3.74%) Front Office
5 21 (3.14%) Mandarin Language
5 21 (3.14%) Retail
6 19 (2.84%) Marketing
7 11 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.49%) Electronics
8 10 (1.49%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.49%) Legal
9 6 (0.90%) Publishing
10 5 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.45%) Back Office
11 3 (0.45%) Games
12 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.15%) Billing
13 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 182 (27.20%) Developer
2 126 (18.83%) Architect
3 117 (17.49%) DevOps Engineer
4 65 (9.72%) C# Developer
5 47 (7.03%) Solutions Architect
6 45 (6.73%) Analyst
7 44 (6.58%) AWS Engineer
8 41 (6.13%) .NET Developer
9 40 (5.98%) AWS DevOps
10 38 (5.68%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 34 (5.08%) Java Developer
12 33 (4.93%) AWS Architect
13 30 (4.48%) Cloud Architect
14 24 (3.59%) Senior Developer
15 23 (3.44%) Consultant
15 23 (3.44%) Software Developer
16 22 (3.29%) Cloud Engineer
16 22 (3.29%) Software Engineer
17 21 (3.14%) Azure Engineer
17 21 (3.14%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (17.49%) .NET
2 67 (10.01%) RabbitMQ
3 60 (8.97%) Middleware
4 55 (8.22%) Web Services
5 29 (4.33%) REST
6 28 (4.19%) AngularJS
6 28 (4.19%) Elastic Stack
6 28 (4.19%) HTML
6 28 (4.19%) Node.js
7 25 (3.74%) Spring
8 23 (3.44%) ActiveMQ
8 23 (3.44%) CSS
9 22 (3.29%) ASP.NET
9 22 (3.29%) LEMP Stack
10 19 (2.84%) JSON
11 18 (2.69%) .NET Core
12 17 (2.54%) LDAP
13 15 (2.24%) RESTful
13 15 (2.24%) Sensu
13 15 (2.24%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (7.47%) Public Cloud
3 38 (5.68%) Computer Science
4 33 (4.93%) Greenfield Project
5 27 (4.04%) Data Centre
5 27 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
5 27 (4.04%) User Experience
6 25 (3.74%) Management Information System
7 23 (3.44%) Linux Command Line
8 20 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (2.09%) Bitcoin
9 14 (2.09%) Fintech
10 11 (1.64%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.64%) Grid Computing
10 11 (1.64%) Replication
11 10 (1.49%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.35%) Fixed Income
12 9 (1.35%) Market Risk
13 7 (1.05%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 156 (23.32%) Linux
2 107 (15.99%) Windows
3 47 (7.03%) Unix
4 31 (4.63%) Windows Server
5 29 (4.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (3.14%) CentOS
7 21 (3.14%) Ubuntu
8 15 (2.24%) Debian
9 10 (1.49%) Fedora
9 10 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.35%) Mac OS
11 7 (1.05%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.90%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.45%) VMS
15 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.15%) Android
16 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.15%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (47.23%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (27.20%) DevOps
3 109 (16.29%) TDD
4 97 (14.50%) Continuous Integration
5 85 (12.71%) Microservices
6 83 (12.41%) Software Engineering
7 80 (11.96%) Migration
8 76 (11.36%) Unit Testing
9 74 (11.06%) Configuration Management
10 69 (10.31%) Multithreading
11 63 (9.42%) SOA
12 61 (9.12%) Analytics
13 58 (8.67%) Open Source
14 55 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
14 55 (8.22%) Project Management
15 54 (8.07%) BDD
16 49 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
17 46 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
17 46 (6.88%) Customer-Centricity
18 43 (6.43%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 185 (27.65%) Python
2 180 (26.91%) SQL
3 137 (20.48%) Java
4 121 (18.09%) C#
5 83 (12.41%) Ruby
6 77 (11.51%) Perl
7 76 (11.36%) JavaScript
8 62 (9.27%) PowerShell
9 61 (9.12%) Bash Shell
10 55 (8.22%) T-SQL
11 39 (5.83%) C++
12 35 (5.23%) C
13 26 (3.89%) Go
14 23 (3.44%) R
14 23 (3.44%) Scala
15 18 (2.69%) Groovy
15 18 (2.69%) PHP
16 11 (1.64%) TypeScript
17 8 (1.20%) ES6
18 7 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 78 (11.66%) Security Cleared
2 69 (10.31%) Degree
3 59 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 9 (1.35%) PhD
7 8 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.90%) MCSE
10 4 (0.60%) CISM
10 4 (0.60%) CISSP
10 4 (0.60%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.45%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.45%) CCNA
11 3 (0.45%) CCNP
11 3 (0.45%) CISA
11 3 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.14%) QA
2 18 (2.69%) GCP
3 14 (2.09%) SLA
4 11 (1.64%) GDPR
5 9 (1.35%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.45%) PMO
8 2 (0.30%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.15%) P3O
System Software
1 103 (15.40%) Docker
2 62 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (8.67%) Active Directory
4 19 (2.84%) etcd
5 18 (2.69%) vSphere
6 17 (2.54%) flannel
7 11 (1.64%) VirtualBox
8 10 (1.49%) HDFS
9 8 (1.20%) Hyper-V
10 7 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.90%) Xen
12 5 (0.75%) KVM
12 5 (0.75%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.45%) OpenAM
14 3 (0.45%) Varnish
15 2 (0.30%) Apache Flume
15 2 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 106 (15.84%) Puppet
2 105 (15.70%) Ansible
3 65 (9.72%) Kubernetes
4 50 (7.47%) Terraform
5 43 (6.43%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (3.74%) logstash
7 22 (3.29%) SCCM
8 20 (2.99%) Salt
9 19 (2.84%) HAProxy
10 17 (2.54%) Kibana
10 17 (2.54%) rkt
11 16 (2.39%) Grafana
11 16 (2.39%) WSUS
12 12 (1.79%) Nagios
12 12 (1.79%) Packer
13 11 (1.64%) Graylog
13 11 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
14 10 (1.49%) Docker Swarm
14 10 (1.49%) Prometheus
15 9 (1.35%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 160 (23.92%) Microsoft
2 69 (10.31%) VMware
3 49 (7.32%) Red Hat
4 34 (5.08%) Google
5 33 (4.93%) Oracle
6 27 (4.04%) Cisco
7 23 (3.44%) New Relic
8 22 (3.29%) Tableau
9 19 (2.84%) Pega
10 17 (2.54%) Citrix
11 15 (2.24%) Splunk
12 13 (1.94%) Alteryx
13 12 (1.79%) MuleSoft
13 12 (1.79%) Rackspace
14 11 (1.64%) AppDynamics
14 11 (1.64%) Sitecore
14 11 (1.64%) TOWER Software
15 10 (1.49%) Huawei
15 10 (1.49%) SAP
16 9 (1.35%) HP