Period
to 21 October 2019

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 260 339 418
Rank change year-on-year +79 +79 +106
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 849 742 552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 0.72% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.77% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 505 395
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £384 £383 £350
90th Percentile £713 £675 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £478 £475
% change year-on-year +6.81% +0.53% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 4
UK median hourly rate £38.50 £55.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +214.29% -56.79%
10th Percentile £33.25 £23.30 £16.50
90th Percentile £82.50 £99.30 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +370.59% -2.86% -56.79%

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 79,968 96,970 94,349
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.14% 94.75% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,489 63,731 61,955
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £263
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,866 3,111 2,809
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.68% -5.08% +3.54%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% +2.86%

Cloud Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Engineer in the UK

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cloud Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Engineer in the UK

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Engineer over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cloud Engineer in the UK

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cloud Engineer in the UK

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Engineer over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cloud Engineer in the UK

Cloud Engineer
Top 17 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 21 October 2019. 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 +90 768 £560 +6.67% 245
London +102 484 £575 +4.55% 106
UK excluding London +43 344 £510 +6.81% 160
South East +11 96 £515 +3.00% 29
North of England +67 92 £520 +12.43% 35
North West +50 57 £525 +10.53% 23
Midlands +41 52 £450 -10.09% 35
Scotland +25 38 £500 - 14
South West +4 33 £575 +27.78% 11
West Midlands +25 28 £475 -10.38% 18
Yorkshire +35 25 £500 +11.11% 10
East Midlands +26 24 £380 -24.00% 17
Wales +28 15 £475 -13.60% 5
East of England +14 13 £488 +2.63% 29
North East +19 10 £470 -0.53% 2
Northern Ireland +13 7 £513 - 1
Channel Islands - 2 £400 - 1

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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.

1 517 (60.90%) AWS
2 505 (59.48%) DevOps
3 379 (44.64%) Azure
4 333 (39.22%) Python
5 320 (37.69%) Terraform
6 284 (33.45%) Linux
7 273 (32.16%) Agile Software Development
8 243 (28.62%) Ansible
9 238 (28.03%) Docker
10 228 (26.86%) GCP
11 206 (24.26%) Kubernetes
12 205 (24.15%) Jenkins
13 181 (21.32%) Google
14 179 (21.08%) Finance
15 174 (20.49%) Infrastructure as Code
16 169 (19.91%) Windows
17 149 (17.55%) Migration
18 143 (16.84%) Continuous Integration
19 141 (16.61%) Opscode Chef
20 135 (15.90%) Java
21 132 (15.55%) Bash Shell
22 130 (15.31%) PowerShell
23 127 (14.96%) Git (software)
24 125 (14.72%) Puppet
25 117 (13.78%) Big Data
26 112 (13.19%) Microsoft
26 112 (13.19%) Scrum
27 110 (12.96%) AWS CloudFormation
28 101 (11.90%) Public Cloud
29 100 (11.78%) Ruby

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 53 (6.24%) Apache Spark
2 29 (3.42%) Apache
3 20 (2.36%) IIS
4 17 (2.00%) Apache Airflow
5 16 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (1.53%) OpenStack
7 11 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
8 10 (1.18%) SharePoint
8 10 (1.18%) Skype for Business
9 8 (0.94%) Confluence
10 7 (0.82%) Jupyter
11 5 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.47%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.47%) JBoss
12 4 (0.47%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.35%) iPlanet
13 3 (0.35%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (3.65%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.12%) assyst
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 517 (60.90%) AWS
2 379 (44.64%) Azure
3 228 (26.86%) GCP
4 110 (12.96%) AWS CloudFormation
5 83 (9.78%) Serverless
6 74 (8.72%) IaaS
7 68 (8.01%) Office 365
8 67 (7.89%) PaaS
9 64 (7.54%) GitHub
10 53 (6.24%) Amazon EC2
10 53 (6.24%) Azure Active Directory
11 51 (6.01%) AWS Lambda
12 50 (5.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 49 (5.77%) Amazon S3
14 48 (5.65%) Cloud Computing
15 47 (5.54%) OpenShift
16 46 (5.42%) SaaS
17 43 (5.06%) Datadog
18 28 (3.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 25 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 99 (11.66%) Firewall
2 63 (7.42%) VPN
3 44 (5.18%) Internet
4 42 (4.95%) DNS
5 26 (3.06%) TCP/IP
6 21 (2.47%) WAN
7 20 (2.36%) Network Security
8 17 (2.00%) SAN
9 11 (1.30%) LAN
10 10 (1.18%) BGP
11 9 (1.06%) NAS
11 9 (1.06%) Reverse Proxy
11 9 (1.06%) Skype
12 7 (0.82%) DHCP
12 7 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (0.82%) OSPF
13 5 (0.59%) X.509
14 4 (0.47%) HTTP
14 4 (0.47%) MPLS
14 4 (0.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (13.78%) Big Data
2 62 (7.30%) SQL Server
3 48 (5.65%) BigQuery
4 37 (4.36%) Amazon RDS
4 37 (4.36%) Hadoop
5 25 (2.94%) Apache Hive
6 20 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (2.24%) Impala
8 18 (2.12%) Azure SQL Database
9 16 (1.88%) NoSQL
10 15 (1.77%) MongoDB
11 13 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 11 (1.30%) MySQL
12 11 (1.30%) Relational Database
13 8 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
13 8 (0.94%) Bigtable
14 6 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.59%) Redis
Development Applications
1 205 (24.15%) Jenkins
2 127 (14.96%) Git (software)
3 66 (7.77%) JIRA
4 56 (6.60%) Sonatype Nexus
5 36 (4.24%) Visual Studio Team System
6 25 (2.94%) GitLab
7 22 (2.59%) Bitbucket
8 17 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (2.00%) Visual Studio
9 14 (1.65%) TeamCity
9 14 (1.65%) Vagrant
10 13 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (1.06%) Maven
12 7 (0.82%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.82%) ProC
12 7 (0.82%) Travis CI
13 6 (0.71%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.71%) Selenium
14 5 (0.59%) Subversion
15 4 (0.47%) SonarQube
General
1 179 (21.08%) Finance
2 80 (9.42%) Banking
3 34 (4.00%) Retail
4 23 (2.71%) Public Sector
5 16 (1.88%) Investment Banking
5 16 (1.88%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.65%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.30%) Retail Banking
8 8 (0.94%) Marketing
9 6 (0.71%) Law
9 6 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.47%) Advertising
10 4 (0.47%) Billing
11 3 (0.35%) Automotive
11 3 (0.35%) Games
11 3 (0.35%) Legal
12 2 (0.24%) Electronics
12 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.12%) International Banking
13 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (8.36%) Web Services
2 54 (6.36%) JSON
3 41 (4.83%) Kafka
4 25 (2.94%) .NET
5 16 (1.88%) Apache Beam
6 13 (1.53%) Node.js
7 12 (1.41%) RESTful
8 11 (1.30%) YAML
9 10 (1.18%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (1.18%) SAML
10 9 (1.06%) React
11 8 (0.94%) ASP.NET
11 8 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (0.82%) Flask
12 7 (0.82%) OpenID
12 7 (0.82%) REST
13 6 (0.71%) AngularJS
13 6 (0.71%) OAuth
13 6 (0.71%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 101 (11.90%) Public Cloud
2 43 (5.06%) Data Centre
3 36 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
4 34 (4.00%) Cloud Native
4 34 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 27 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (3.06%) Enterprise Cloud
7 21 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
8 19 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (1.88%) Private Cloud
9 16 (1.88%) Replication
10 14 (1.65%) Cyberthreat
11 10 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (0.94%) Clustering
13 7 (0.82%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 5 (0.59%) User Experience
15 4 (0.47%) Data Structures
15 4 (0.47%) Mobile App
15 4 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 284 (33.45%) Linux
2 169 (19.91%) Windows
3 99 (11.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 73 (8.60%) Windows Server
5 38 (4.48%) Unix
6 27 (3.18%) CentOS
7 23 (2.71%) Windows 10
8 18 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.71%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.59%) VMS
12 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.35%) Debian
13 3 (0.35%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.35%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.24%) Android
14 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.12%) AIX
15 1 (0.12%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 505 (59.48%) DevOps
2 273 (32.16%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (20.49%) Infrastructure as Code
4 149 (17.55%) Migration
5 143 (16.84%) Continuous Integration
6 112 (13.19%) Scrum
7 83 (9.78%) Configuration Management
8 80 (9.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 71 (8.36%) Continuous Delivery
10 61 (7.18%) Microservices
11 60 (7.07%) Analytics
12 58 (6.83%) Software Engineering
12 58 (6.83%) Test Automation
13 53 (6.24%) Kanban
14 47 (5.54%) ITIL
15 44 (5.18%) DevSecOps
15 44 (5.18%) Machine Learning
16 43 (5.06%) Computer Science
17 39 (4.59%) Cloud Operations
17 39 (4.59%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 333 (39.22%) Python
2 135 (15.90%) Java
3 132 (15.55%) Bash Shell
4 130 (15.31%) PowerShell
5 100 (11.78%) Ruby
6 90 (10.60%) SQL
7 47 (5.54%) Go
7 47 (5.54%) Perl
8 39 (4.59%) Shell Script
9 25 (2.94%) Scala
10 22 (2.59%) JavaScript
11 18 (2.12%) C#
12 16 (1.88%) Groovy
13 7 (0.82%) C++
14 5 (0.59%) Korn
15 4 (0.47%) C
16 3 (0.35%) VBScript
17 2 (0.24%) Google Apps Script
17 2 (0.24%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (8.72%) Security Cleared
2 46 (5.42%) Degree
3 41 (4.83%) AWS Certification
4 37 (4.36%) SC Cleared
5 18 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (2.12%) CISSP
6 15 (1.77%) PMI Certification
6 15 (1.77%) PMP
7 14 (1.65%) CISM
8 13 (1.53%) CISA
8 13 (1.53%) RHCE
9 12 (1.41%) CISMP
9 12 (1.41%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 12 (1.41%) ISSMP
10 10 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.71%) MCSA
13 5 (0.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 5 (0.59%) MCP
14 4 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (2.59%) NIST
3 18 (2.12%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.77%) QA
5 14 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 13 (1.53%) SLA
7 9 (1.06%) NCSC
8 7 (0.82%) GDPR
9 2 (0.24%) COBIT
9 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 238 (28.03%) Docker
2 81 (9.54%) Active Directory
3 55 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.30%) vSphere
7 5 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.59%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.47%) HDFS
8 4 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.35%) LXC
9 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.35%) XenApp
10 2 (0.24%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.24%) PowerDNS
10 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.24%) Xen
11 1 (0.12%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 320 (37.69%) Terraform
2 243 (28.62%) Ansible
3 206 (24.26%) Kubernetes
4 141 (16.61%) Opscode Chef
5 125 (14.72%) Puppet
6 28 (3.30%) Packer
7 22 (2.59%) Suricata
8 21 (2.47%) Consul
9 17 (2.00%) Grafana
10 16 (1.88%) Prometheus
10 16 (1.88%) SCCM
11 14 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
11 14 (1.65%) Single Sign-On
12 13 (1.53%) Mesos
13 11 (1.30%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 9 (1.06%) SCOM
15 8 (0.94%) Istio
15 8 (0.94%) Marathon
16 5 (0.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 4 (0.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 181 (21.32%) Google
2 112 (13.19%) Microsoft
3 85 (10.01%) Red Hat
4 68 (8.01%) VMware
5 58 (6.83%) Splunk
6 37 (4.36%) Oracle
7 34 (4.00%) Cloudera
8 33 (3.89%) Cisco
9 26 (3.06%) Informatica
9 26 (3.06%) Qualys
10 23 (2.71%) Citrix
11 17 (2.00%) CheckPoint
12 16 (1.88%) IBM
13 15 (1.77%) SAP
14 12 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (1.30%) NetApp
16 10 (1.18%) Atlassian
16 10 (1.18%) Hortonworks
16 10 (1.18%) IBM Sterling
17 9 (1.06%) ServiceNow