Period
to 20 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 250 341 415
Rank change year-on-year +91 +74 +118
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 982 786 522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 0.75% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.80% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 567 373
UK median daily rate £550 £530 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% +7.53%
10th Percentile £401 £370 £356
90th Percentile £688 £675 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £485 £464
% change year-on-year +3.09% +4.58% +12.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £26.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.50% +44.44% -48.57%
10th Percentile £30.63 £17.90 £16.80
90th Percentile £65.88 £33.30 £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.77% +48.57% -

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 88,084 98,823 90,452
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 94.85% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,910 64,746 58,624
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.14% +0.71%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,942 3,197 2,909
UK median hourly rate £19.92 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -2.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.24 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.71% - -7.89%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +72 884 £550 +3.77% 231
London +99 543 £575 +4.55% 105
UK excluding London +33 425 £500 +3.09% 150
South East +26 141 £500 -1.86% 35
North of England +31 99 £520 +12.43% 35
North West +27 58 £550 +7.32% 20
Scotland +61 57 £525 +10.53% 12
South West 0 44 £500 +15.61% 16
Midlands -5 40 £475 -10.38% 19
Yorkshire +18 35 £450 - 11
Wales +11 25 £475 -15.56% 10
East Midlands +29 20 £380 -5.00% 5
West Midlands -27 20 £574 +8.35% 14
East of England +8 17 £513 +7.89% 21
North East +13 6 £535 +46.58% 4
Northern Ireland - 4 £513 - 1
Channel Islands - 2 £400 - 1

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 603 (61.41%) DevOps
2 601 (61.20%) Amazon AWS
3 403 (41.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 372 (37.88%) Python
5 357 (36.35%) Linux
5 357 (36.35%) Terraform
6 347 (35.34%) Ansible
7 327 (33.30%) Docker
8 292 (29.74%) Agile Software Development
9 274 (27.90%) Kubernetes
10 247 (25.15%) Google Cloud Platform
11 197 (20.06%) Jenkins
12 195 (19.86%) Google
13 191 (19.45%) Infrastructure as Code
14 174 (17.72%) Finance
15 171 (17.41%) Windows
16 166 (16.90%) Puppet
17 162 (16.50%) Continuous Integration
18 158 (16.09%) PowerShell
18 158 (16.09%) Java
19 138 (14.05%) Public Cloud
20 137 (13.95%) Big Data
21 132 (13.44%) AWS CloudFormation
22 130 (13.24%) Opscode Chef
23 127 (12.93%) Microsoft
24 125 (12.73%) Migration
25 124 (12.63%) Git (software)
26 119 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 116 (11.81%) Bash Shell
28 98 (9.98%) SQL

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 66 (6.72%) Apache Spark
2 49 (4.99%) OpenStack
3 29 (2.95%) Apache
4 21 (2.14%) Apache Airflow
4 21 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (1.93%) IIS
6 16 (1.63%) Confluence
7 14 (1.43%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
9 10 (1.02%) Apache Pig
10 8 (0.81%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.71%) nginx
12 4 (0.41%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.41%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.31%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.31%) iPlanet
13 3 (0.31%) JBoss
13 3 (0.31%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
15 1 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 20 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.20%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.10%) assyst
2 1 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 601 (61.20%) Amazon AWS
2 403 (41.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 247 (25.15%) Google Cloud Platform
4 132 (13.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 93 (9.47%) Serverless
6 87 (8.86%) IaaS
7 86 (8.76%) PaaS
8 70 (7.13%) Office 365
9 69 (7.03%) OpenShift
10 67 (6.82%) Amazon EC2
11 63 (6.42%) AWS Lambda
12 59 (6.01%) Amazon S3
13 43 (4.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 40 (4.07%) GitHub
14 40 (4.07%) SaaS
15 37 (3.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 37 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
16 27 (2.75%) Amazon ECS
17 25 (2.55%) Amazon ELB
17 25 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 97 (9.88%) Firewall
2 46 (4.68%) DNS
3 41 (4.18%) VPN
4 24 (2.44%) Internet
5 22 (2.24%) WAN
6 16 (1.63%) Network Security
7 14 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
8 13 (1.32%) TCP/IP
9 12 (1.22%) DHCP
10 10 (1.02%) BGP
11 9 (0.92%) LAN
12 8 (0.81%) HTTP
13 7 (0.71%) SAN
13 7 (0.71%) Skype
14 5 (0.51%) OSPF
14 5 (0.51%) VoIP
15 4 (0.41%) FTP
15 4 (0.41%) SSL
16 3 (0.31%) IMAP
16 3 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (13.95%) Big Data
2 73 (7.43%) Hadoop
3 63 (6.42%) SQL Server
4 50 (5.09%) BigQuery
5 47 (4.79%) Amazon RDS
6 44 (4.48%) NoSQL
7 40 (4.07%) Apache Hive
8 31 (3.16%) MySQL
9 27 (2.75%) Impala
10 23 (2.34%) MongoDB
11 21 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
12 20 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
13 19 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 15 (1.53%) HBase
15 14 (1.43%) Bigtable
15 14 (1.43%) Relational Database
16 10 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
17 8 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
18 7 (0.71%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 197 (20.06%) Jenkins
2 124 (12.63%) Git (software)
3 40 (4.07%) JIRA
4 39 (3.97%) GitLab
5 36 (3.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 33 (3.36%) Visual Studio Team System
7 21 (2.14%) Bitbucket
8 14 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 14 (1.43%) TeamCity
8 14 (1.43%) Visual Studio
9 13 (1.32%) CF BOSH
10 12 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (0.92%) Subversion
12 9 (0.92%) Vagrant
13 8 (0.81%) Selenium
13 8 (0.81%) SonarQube
14 7 (0.71%) Artifactory
15 6 (0.61%) Cucumber
15 6 (0.61%) Gerrit
General
1 174 (17.72%) Finance
2 73 (7.43%) Banking
3 35 (3.56%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.34%) Retail
5 18 (1.83%) Law
6 17 (1.73%) Retail Banking
7 14 (1.43%) Marketing
8 11 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.02%) Billing
9 10 (1.02%) Electronics
10 9 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.81%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.51%) Games
14 4 (0.41%) Legal
14 4 (0.41%) Publishing
15 2 (0.20%) Advertising
16 1 (0.10%) Automotive
16 1 (0.10%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (8.86%) Web Services
2 54 (5.50%) Kafka
3 34 (3.46%) .NET
3 34 (3.46%) JSON
4 29 (2.95%) Node.js
5 19 (1.93%) RESTful
6 15 (1.53%) YAML
7 13 (1.32%) REST
8 11 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (1.02%) Apache Beam
9 10 (1.02%) React
10 9 (0.92%) Spring
11 7 (0.71%) ASP.NET
11 7 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (0.61%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.61%) Flask
13 5 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (0.51%) Spark Streaming
13 5 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 138 (14.05%) Public Cloud
2 42 (4.28%) Data Centre
3 37 (3.77%) Hybrid Cloud
4 34 (3.46%) Cloud Native
5 33 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
6 31 (3.16%) Private Cloud
7 19 (1.93%) Data Protection Act
7 19 (1.93%) Enterprise Cloud
7 19 (1.93%) Linux Command Line
8 15 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (1.12%) Clustering
9 11 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 11 (1.12%) PKI
10 9 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.51%) iPad
12 5 (0.51%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.41%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.41%) Cyberthreat
13 4 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 357 (36.35%) Linux
2 171 (17.41%) Windows
3 86 (8.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 58 (5.91%) Windows Server
5 57 (5.80%) Unix
6 30 (3.05%) CentOS
7 21 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (1.63%) Ubuntu
9 11 (1.12%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.20%) Fedora
11 2 (0.20%) Solaris
12 1 (0.10%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.10%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.10%) Debian
12 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 603 (61.41%) DevOps
2 292 (29.74%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (19.45%) Infrastructure as Code
4 162 (16.50%) Continuous Integration
5 125 (12.73%) Migration
6 119 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 93 (9.47%) Configuration Management
7 93 (9.47%) Scrum
8 90 (9.16%) Test Automation
9 85 (8.66%) Continuous Delivery
10 76 (7.74%) Microservices
11 62 (6.31%) High Availability
12 59 (6.01%) Analytics
13 57 (5.80%) Software Engineering
14 48 (4.89%) DevSecOps
15 47 (4.79%) Continuous Deployment
15 47 (4.79%) Deployment Automation
16 45 (4.58%) Open Source
17 44 (4.48%) ITIL
17 44 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 372 (37.88%) Python
2 158 (16.09%) Java
2 158 (16.09%) PowerShell
3 116 (11.81%) Bash Shell
4 98 (9.98%) SQL
5 68 (6.92%) Ruby
6 42 (4.28%) Go
7 37 (3.77%) Shell Script
8 36 (3.67%) Scala
9 33 (3.36%) JavaScript
10 29 (2.95%) C#
10 29 (2.95%) Perl
11 14 (1.43%) Groovy
12 13 (1.32%) C++
13 5 (0.51%) Korn
14 3 (0.31%) R
15 2 (0.20%) Java 8
15 2 (0.20%) PHP
15 2 (0.20%) VB
15 2 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 53 (5.40%) Security Cleared
2 35 (3.56%) SC Cleared
3 31 (3.16%) AWS Certification
4 26 (2.65%) Degree
5 19 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (1.83%) PMI Certification
6 18 (1.83%) PMP
7 12 (1.22%) CCA
8 11 (1.12%) CISSP
9 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.71%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.71%) RHCE
11 6 (0.61%) CISM
11 6 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.51%) CCNP
13 4 (0.41%) CISA
13 4 (0.41%) CISMP
13 4 (0.41%) MCSA
14 3 (0.31%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 3 (0.31%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.53%) SLA
2 14 (1.43%) GDPR
2 14 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (1.43%) QA
3 12 (1.22%) NIST
4 8 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (0.61%) NCSC
6 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.10%) PSD2
System Software
1 327 (33.30%) Docker
2 69 (7.03%) Active Directory
3 33 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (2.85%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (1.32%) HDFS
7 11 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.51%) vSphere
10 4 (0.41%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.41%) KVM
10 4 (0.41%) vCloud
11 3 (0.31%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.20%) NFS
12 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.20%) Xen
12 2 (0.20%) XenApp
13 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.10%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 357 (36.35%) Terraform
2 347 (35.34%) Ansible
3 274 (27.90%) Kubernetes
4 166 (16.90%) Puppet
5 130 (13.24%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (2.95%) Packer
7 28 (2.85%) Prometheus
8 20 (2.04%) Mesos
9 18 (1.83%) Grafana
10 16 (1.63%) Consul
11 15 (1.53%) SCCM
12 11 (1.12%) Marathon
13 10 (1.02%) SCOM
14 9 (0.92%) Docker Swarm
14 9 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
15 8 (0.81%) Oozie
15 8 (0.81%) SCVMM
16 7 (0.71%) logstash
16 7 (0.71%) ZABBIX
17 6 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 195 (19.86%) Google
2 127 (12.93%) Microsoft
3 97 (9.88%) Red Hat
4 54 (5.50%) Cloudera
5 52 (5.30%) VMware
6 48 (4.89%) Oracle
7 41 (4.18%) Splunk
8 28 (2.85%) Hortonworks
9 27 (2.75%) Informatica
10 24 (2.44%) Cisco
11 23 (2.34%) CheckPoint
12 22 (2.24%) SAP
13 18 (1.83%) Atlassian
14 17 (1.73%) Qualys
15 16 (1.63%) IBM
16 15 (1.53%) Citrix
16 15 (1.53%) F5
17 12 (1.22%) Fortinet
17 12 (1.22%) Palo Alto
18 11 (1.12%) Salesforce.com