Period
to 26 November 2020

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £504 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 November 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 220 288 338
Rank change year-on-year +68 +50 +68
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 432 762 782
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 0.92% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.98% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 513 537
Median daily rate £504 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.36% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £350 £380 £400
90th Percentile £650 £713 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £515 £478
% change year-on-year -12.62% +7.85% -4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.75 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -33.18% +223.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £59.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year -40.93% +248.53% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 33,854 77,655 97,854
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.36% 94.02% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,171 50,734 64,662
Median daily rate £463 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £256 £250 £270
90th Percentile £650 £644 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,463 2,938 3,056
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.82 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.38% +10.10% -3.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £56.25 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.17 £17.50
% change year-on-year +23.83% +3.83% -

Cloud Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Cloud Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Engineer in the UK

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cloud Engineer.

Daily rate trend for Cloud Engineer in the UK

Cloud Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cloud Engineer over the 6 months to 26 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Cloud Engineer in the UK

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Cloud Engineer.

Hourly rate trend for Cloud Engineer in the UK

Cloud Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Cloud Engineer over the 6 months to 26 November 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Cloud Engineer in the UK

Cloud Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 26 November 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 +51 332 £513 -6.82% 178
London +5 177 £550 -6.38% 60
UK excluding London +109 166 £450 -12.62% 144
Work from Home -29 126 £519 -5.68% 41
North of England +75 54 £525 +2.44% 26
South East +119 46 £450 -14.29% 30
North West +64 43 £525 - 13
East of England +95 17 £335 -36.19% 21
Midlands +57 15 £413 -8.28% 30
Scotland +56 15 £380 -17.84% 14
Wales +34 12 £500 +11.11% 10
West Midlands +54 11 £388 -26.16% 18
Yorkshire +54 9 £550 +21.55% 10
South West +75 8 £388 -34.04% 11
East Midlands +37 3 £413 -1.73% 11
North East +30 1 £600 +75.18% 3

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 2020, Cloud Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Cloud Engineer in the job title.

1 231 (53.47%) AWS
2 213 (49.31%) Azure
3 210 (48.61%) DevOps
4 161 (37.27%) Python
5 153 (35.42%) Terraform
6 134 (31.02%) Kubernetes
7 115 (26.62%) Linux
8 108 (25.00%) Ansible
9 107 (24.77%) Agile Software Development
10 102 (23.61%) GCP
11 100 (23.15%) Docker
12 88 (20.37%) Infrastructure as Code
13 80 (18.52%) Security Cleared
14 76 (17.59%) Microsoft
15 74 (17.13%) Windows
16 67 (15.51%) SC Cleared
17 66 (15.28%) Jenkins
18 65 (15.05%) PowerShell
19 64 (14.81%) Java
20 62 (14.35%) Finance
21 60 (13.89%) Google
22 59 (13.66%) Bash Shell
23 58 (13.43%) Active Directory
24 54 (12.50%) Firewall
25 53 (12.27%) Migration
26 52 (12.04%) VMware
26 52 (12.04%) Serverless
27 51 (11.81%) Git (software)
28 49 (11.34%) Opscode Chef
28 49 (11.34%) Configuration Management

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
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 14 (3.24%) Confluence
2 11 (2.55%) Skype for Business
3 9 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
3 9 (2.08%) OpenStack
4 8 (1.85%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.85%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.16%) Apache
6 5 (1.16%) IBM Domino
7 3 (0.69%) nginx
7 3 (0.69%) Predix
7 3 (0.69%) ThingWorx
8 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.46%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.46%) Mule
8 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.23%) CICS
9 1 (0.23%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (3.47%) MS Visio
2 12 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.23%) Magento
2 1 (0.23%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 231 (53.47%) AWS
2 213 (49.31%) Azure
3 102 (23.61%) GCP
4 52 (12.04%) Serverless
5 48 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
5 48 (11.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 45 (10.42%) AWS Lambda
7 40 (9.26%) Amazon EC2
8 37 (8.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 35 (8.10%) PaaS
10 29 (6.71%) IaaS
11 25 (5.79%) Office 365
11 25 (5.79%) OpenShift
12 24 (5.56%) Amazon S3
13 22 (5.09%) GitHub
14 21 (4.86%) Amazon GuardDuty
15 20 (4.63%) AWS CloudTrail
16 18 (4.17%) Amazon ECS
17 17 (3.94%) SaaS
18 15 (3.47%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 54 (12.50%) Firewall
2 48 (11.11%) DNS
3 32 (7.41%) Network Security
4 25 (5.79%) DHCP
5 18 (4.17%) VPN
6 13 (3.01%) HTTP
6 13 (3.01%) SNMP
7 11 (2.55%) Skype
7 11 (2.55%) VSAN
8 8 (1.85%) BGP
8 8 (1.85%) Internet
8 8 (1.85%) WAN
9 7 (1.62%) LAN
9 7 (1.62%) Reverse Proxy
10 6 (1.39%) Anycast
10 6 (1.39%) OSPF
10 6 (1.39%) SSL
10 6 (1.39%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.39%) VRRP
11 5 (1.16%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.87%) Big Data
2 30 (6.94%) Hadoop
3 21 (4.86%) Amazon RDS
4 17 (3.94%) Apache Hive
4 17 (3.94%) NoSQL
4 17 (3.94%) SQL Server
5 15 (3.47%) Relational Database
6 14 (3.24%) Azure SQL Database
6 14 (3.24%) BigQuery
6 14 (3.24%) RDBMS
7 11 (2.55%) Cosmos DB
8 10 (2.31%) MySQL
8 10 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (2.08%) Cloud Spanner
9 9 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (2.08%) Impala
10 6 (1.39%) SAP Data Services
11 5 (1.16%) Data Lake
11 5 (1.16%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.16%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 66 (15.28%) Jenkins
2 51 (11.81%) Git (software)
3 33 (7.64%) GitLab
4 17 (3.94%) JIRA
5 16 (3.70%) Maven
6 14 (3.24%) Visual Studio Team System
7 13 (3.01%) SonarQube
8 10 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (2.08%) Spinnaker
10 7 (1.62%) CircleCI
10 7 (1.62%) Gradle
10 7 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (1.39%) JUnit
12 5 (1.16%) Artifactory
12 5 (1.16%) Selenium
12 5 (1.16%) Subversion
12 5 (1.16%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.16%) Travis CI
13 4 (0.93%) GoCD
13 4 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 62 (14.35%) Finance
2 42 (9.72%) Banking
3 17 (3.94%) Public Sector
4 10 (2.31%) Marketing
5 8 (1.85%) Retail
6 5 (1.16%) Billing
6 5 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.93%) Front Office
7 4 (0.93%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.69%) Back Office
8 3 (0.69%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.46%) Electronics
9 2 (0.46%) French Language
9 2 (0.46%) Games
9 2 (0.46%) German Language
9 2 (0.46%) Legal
9 2 (0.46%) Publishing
10 1 (0.23%) Danish Language
10 1 (0.23%) Law
10 1 (0.23%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.25%) Web Services
2 17 (3.94%) Elastic Stack
3 16 (3.70%) Spring
4 14 (3.24%) Kafka
4 14 (3.24%) Node.js
4 14 (3.24%) RESTful
5 13 (3.01%) REST
5 13 (3.01%) Spring Boot
6 10 (2.31%) .NET
6 10 (2.31%) Swagger
7 8 (1.85%) Django
7 8 (1.85%) Flask
8 7 (1.62%) JSON
8 7 (1.62%) Middleware
8 7 (1.62%) SAML
9 6 (1.39%) MDX
9 6 (1.39%) YAML
10 5 (1.16%) XML
11 4 (0.93%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (0.93%) React
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.56%) Cloud Native
2 30 (6.94%) Public Cloud
3 29 (6.71%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (4.63%) Private Cloud
5 17 (3.94%) Linux Command Line
6 15 (3.47%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (3.01%) Data Centre
7 13 (3.01%) Mobile App
8 12 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (1.85%) iPad
9 8 (1.85%) Replication
10 7 (1.62%) Enterprise Cloud
11 6 (1.39%) EPoS
11 6 (1.39%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.39%) FMCG
11 6 (1.39%) Industry 4.0
11 6 (1.39%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.16%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 115 (26.62%) Linux
2 74 (17.13%) Windows
3 29 (6.71%) Unix
4 28 (6.48%) Windows Server
5 18 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (2.78%) Windows Server 2016
7 11 (2.55%) CentOS
8 10 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (2.08%) Windows 10
10 7 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.62%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (1.16%) VMS
12 4 (0.93%) Debian
12 4 (0.93%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.69%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (48.61%) DevOps
2 107 (24.77%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (20.37%) Infrastructure as Code
4 53 (12.27%) Migration
5 49 (11.34%) Configuration Management
6 47 (10.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 44 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
7 44 (10.19%) Test Automation
8 42 (9.72%) Microservices
9 40 (9.26%) Software Engineering
10 24 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
10 24 (5.56%) Load Balancing
10 24 (5.56%) SIEM
11 23 (5.32%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (5.09%) Mentoring
13 21 (4.86%) Converged Infrastructure
13 21 (4.86%) Data Science
14 20 (4.63%) Data Engineering
14 20 (4.63%) ETL
15 19 (4.40%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 161 (37.27%) Python
2 65 (15.05%) PowerShell
3 64 (14.81%) Java
4 59 (13.66%) Bash Shell
5 41 (9.49%) SQL
6 24 (5.56%) Go
7 20 (4.63%) Ruby
8 18 (4.17%) C#
9 16 (3.70%) JavaScript
10 11 (2.55%) C
11 10 (2.31%) Groovy
11 10 (2.31%) Scala
12 9 (2.08%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.85%) Java 8
13 8 (1.85%) Perl
13 8 (1.85%) PHP
14 7 (1.62%) R
15 5 (1.16%) C++
16 4 (0.93%) Kotlin
17 3 (0.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 80 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 67 (15.51%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.32%) DV Cleared
4 10 (2.31%) AWS Certification
5 9 (2.08%) Degree
6 6 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.16%) DBS Check
7 5 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.93%) CISSP
8 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.46%) MCSA
10 1 (0.23%) CCNA
10 1 (0.23%) CCNP
10 1 (0.23%) CCSP
10 1 (0.23%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.09%) SLA
2 8 (1.85%) QA
3 5 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.46%) MiFID
5 1 (0.23%) GDPR
5 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.23%) OASIS TOSCA
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 100 (23.15%) Docker
2 58 (13.43%) Active Directory
3 36 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (5.79%) Virtual Machines
4 25 (5.79%) VMware NSX
5 18 (4.17%) vSphere
6 15 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.08%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.85%) NFS
9 7 (1.62%) vCloud
9 7 (1.62%) VMFS
10 6 (1.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.93%) HDFS
11 4 (0.93%) oVirt
12 3 (0.69%) Gluster
12 3 (0.69%) LXC
12 3 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.46%) KVM
13 2 (0.46%) PowerDNS
13 2 (0.46%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 153 (35.42%) Terraform
2 134 (31.02%) Kubernetes
3 108 (25.00%) Ansible
4 49 (11.34%) Opscode Chef
5 45 (10.42%) Puppet
6 26 (6.02%) Prometheus
7 19 (4.40%) Grafana
7 19 (4.40%) vRealize
8 12 (2.78%) Packer
9 11 (2.55%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (2.55%) vCenter Server
10 10 (2.31%) Salt
11 9 (2.08%) SCCM
12 8 (1.85%) Nagios
13 7 (1.62%) vMotion
14 6 (1.39%) Argo
15 5 (1.16%) Red Hat Satellite
15 5 (1.16%) ZABBIX
16 4 (0.93%) Kibana
16 4 (0.93%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 76 (17.59%) Microsoft
2 60 (13.89%) Google
3 52 (12.04%) VMware
4 31 (7.18%) Dell
5 26 (6.02%) Cloudera
6 25 (5.79%) Cisco
7 20 (4.63%) Red Hat
8 18 (4.17%) Oracle
9 17 (3.94%) Splunk
10 11 (2.55%) Hortonworks
11 10 (2.31%) CheckPoint
12 9 (2.08%) Atlassian
13 8 (1.85%) Juniper
13 8 (1.85%) Palo Alto
13 8 (1.85%) SAP
14 7 (1.62%) Alibaba
14 7 (1.62%) IBM
15 6 (1.39%) Infoblox
16 5 (1.16%) Databricks
16 5 (1.16%) Xerox