Period
to 18 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 284 331 364
Rank change year-on-year +47 +33 +135
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 611 773 668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.79% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.83% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 511 483
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £543
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -3.23% +14.21%
10th Percentile £400 £400 £375
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
UK median hourly rate £36.75 £82.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.32% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.25 - -

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 64,818 93,231 94,795
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.89% 94.69% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 41,951 61,718 62,907
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £238 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £644 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,586 2,914 2,825
UK median hourly rate £19.18 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.57% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £10.83
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 2020.

Contractor 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 18 February 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 +52 548 £563 +7.14% 265
London +63 357 £600 +9.09% 111
UK excluding London +25 239 £500 +5.26% 181
North of England +71 75 £492 +3.58% 45
South East +41 56 £550 +15.79% 32
North West +45 46 £521 -5.27% 24
Scotland -17 35 £474 -5.25% 12
Midlands +46 28 £450 -5.26% 34
Yorkshire +58 25 £475 +11.76% 18
South West +18 20 £575 +9.52% 7
West Midlands +44 15 £450 +5.88% 24
Wales +29 14 £490 +8.89% 13
East Midlands +23 13 £425 -19.05% 10
East of England +25 9 £500 +2.56% 36
North East +23 4 £323 -31.75% 3
Northern Ireland - 2 £325 - 1

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 362 (59.25%) AWS
2 288 (47.14%) DevOps
3 234 (38.30%) Azure
4 232 (37.97%) Python
5 213 (34.86%) Terraform
6 180 (29.46%) Linux
7 158 (25.86%) Docker
8 150 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
9 148 (24.22%) Kubernetes
10 147 (24.06%) Ansible
11 143 (23.40%) GCP
12 142 (23.24%) Jenkins
13 132 (21.60%) Google
14 124 (20.29%) Windows
15 108 (17.68%) Migration
16 105 (17.18%) Infrastructure as Code
17 101 (16.53%) Finance
17 101 (16.53%) Java
18 90 (14.73%) PowerShell
19 88 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
20 81 (13.26%) Microsoft
20 81 (13.26%) Opscode Chef
21 80 (13.09%) Git (software)
22 76 (12.44%) Bash Shell
22 76 (12.44%) AWS CloudFormation
23 72 (11.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 70 (11.46%) Puppet
24 70 (11.46%) Security Cleared
25 63 (10.31%) Public Cloud
26 61 (9.98%) Firewall

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 22 (3.60%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (3.27%) Apache Spark
3 19 (3.11%) IIS
4 18 (2.95%) Apache
5 10 (1.64%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.47%) Confluence
7 8 (1.31%) Apache Airflow
7 8 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (1.15%) Jupyter
8 7 (1.15%) nginx
9 5 (0.82%) JBoss
9 5 (0.82%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.82%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.65%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.49%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.49%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.33%) Drupal
12 2 (0.33%) GemFire
Applications
1 12 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.49%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 362 (59.25%) AWS
2 234 (38.30%) Azure
3 143 (23.40%) GCP
4 76 (12.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 58 (9.49%) IaaS
6 57 (9.33%) GitHub
7 55 (9.00%) PaaS
8 50 (8.18%) Serverless
9 49 (8.02%) SaaS
10 44 (7.20%) Amazon EC2
11 42 (6.87%) Amazon S3
12 41 (6.71%) Office 365
13 38 (6.22%) AWS Lambda
14 31 (5.07%) OpenShift
15 29 (4.75%) Amazon EKS
15 29 (4.75%) Azure Active Directory
16 25 (4.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 24 (3.93%) Cloud Computing
18 20 (3.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 19 (3.11%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 61 (9.98%) Firewall
2 37 (6.06%) DNS
3 36 (5.89%) TCP/IP
4 31 (5.07%) VPN
5 30 (4.91%) Internet
6 18 (2.95%) Network Security
7 17 (2.78%) SSL
8 14 (2.29%) WAN
9 12 (1.96%) SAN
10 10 (1.64%) HTTP
11 9 (1.47%) DHCP
11 9 (1.47%) Reverse Proxy
11 9 (1.47%) Wireless
12 8 (1.31%) NAS
12 8 (1.31%) OSPF
13 7 (1.15%) BGP
13 7 (1.15%) LAN
13 7 (1.15%) MPLS
14 6 (0.98%) Kerberos
15 5 (0.82%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (8.18%) Big Data
2 27 (4.42%) SQL Server
3 22 (3.60%) Amazon RDS
3 22 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (3.44%) Hadoop
5 19 (3.11%) BigQuery
6 18 (2.95%) MySQL
7 16 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (2.62%) Redis
8 14 (2.29%) MongoDB
9 11 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
10 10 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (1.64%) NoSQL
11 9 (1.47%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.31%) Apache Hive
12 8 (1.31%) MariaDB
13 6 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (0.82%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.65%) Impala
Development Applications
1 142 (23.24%) Jenkins
2 80 (13.09%) Git (software)
3 41 (6.71%) JIRA
4 27 (4.42%) GitLab
4 27 (4.42%) Sonatype Nexus
5 18 (2.95%) Visual Studio Team System
6 16 (2.62%) Bitbucket
7 12 (1.96%) Artifactory
7 12 (1.96%) Maven
8 11 (1.80%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.80%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.64%) Selenium
10 9 (1.47%) Cucumber
10 9 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (1.15%) GoCD
11 7 (1.15%) Gradle
11 7 (1.15%) Travis CI
12 6 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.98%) IBM UrbanCode
13 5 (0.82%) Subversion
General
1 101 (16.53%) Finance
2 46 (7.53%) Banking
3 36 (5.89%) Public Sector
4 15 (2.45%) Retail
4 15 (2.45%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.31%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.15%) Games
8 5 (0.82%) Billing
8 5 (0.82%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.65%) Law
9 4 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.65%) Marketing
10 3 (0.49%) Automotive
11 2 (0.33%) Electronics
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.16%) Legal
12 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (7.86%) Web Services
2 29 (4.75%) JSON
3 27 (4.42%) .NET
4 21 (3.44%) Kafka
5 16 (2.62%) Node.js
5 16 (2.62%) Spring
6 13 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (1.47%) RESTful
8 8 (1.31%) HTML
8 8 (1.31%) Spring Boot
8 8 (1.31%) TensorFlow
9 7 (1.15%) Natural Language Processing
9 7 (1.15%) REST
10 6 (0.98%) Apache Beam
10 6 (0.98%) ASP.NET
10 6 (0.98%) Keycloak
11 4 (0.65%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.65%) CSS
11 4 (0.65%) React
11 4 (0.65%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.31%) Public Cloud
2 28 (4.58%) Data Centre
2 28 (4.58%) Hybrid Cloud
3 27 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
4 22 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (2.95%) Cloud Native
5 18 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (2.45%) Replication
7 14 (2.29%) Linux Command Line
7 14 (2.29%) Private Cloud
8 13 (2.13%) Enterprise Cloud
9 7 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (0.98%) Clustering
10 6 (0.98%) NHS
11 5 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (0.65%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.65%) User Experience
13 3 (0.49%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.49%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.49%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 180 (29.46%) Linux
2 124 (20.29%) Windows
3 52 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 50 (8.18%) Windows Server
5 24 (3.93%) Unix
6 13 (2.13%) Windows 10
7 11 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.98%) CentOS
9 6 (0.98%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.65%) VMS
12 3 (0.49%) Solaris
13 2 (0.33%) Android
13 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.16%) AIX
14 1 (0.16%) Debian
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (47.14%) DevOps
2 150 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (17.68%) Migration
4 105 (17.18%) Infrastructure as Code
5 88 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
6 72 (11.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 58 (9.49%) Continuous Delivery
8 57 (9.33%) Test Automation
9 46 (7.53%) Microservices
10 45 (7.36%) Configuration Management
11 39 (6.38%) Scrum
12 38 (6.22%) Open Source
13 37 (6.06%) Machine Learning
14 36 (5.89%) Infrastructure Automation
14 36 (5.89%) Software Engineering
15 35 (5.73%) Analytics
15 35 (5.73%) Data Engineering
16 30 (4.91%) Problem-Solving
17 28 (4.58%) High Availability
18 24 (3.93%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 232 (37.97%) Python
2 101 (16.53%) Java
3 90 (14.73%) PowerShell
4 76 (12.44%) Bash Shell
5 61 (9.98%) Ruby
6 60 (9.82%) SQL
7 35 (5.73%) Go
8 27 (4.42%) C#
9 24 (3.93%) Shell Script
10 23 (3.76%) Perl
11 20 (3.27%) JavaScript
12 18 (2.95%) Groovy
13 14 (2.29%) Scala
14 10 (1.64%) C++
15 6 (0.98%) C
15 6 (0.98%) VBScript
16 5 (0.82%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.65%) PHP
18 2 (0.33%) R
19 1 (0.16%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 70 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 45 (7.36%) SC Cleared
3 31 (5.07%) Degree
4 29 (4.75%) AWS Certification
5 14 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.64%) CISSP
7 9 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.15%) CCIE
8 7 (1.15%) CISA
8 7 (1.15%) CISM
8 7 (1.15%) CISMP
8 7 (1.15%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 7 (1.15%) ISSMP
9 5 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.65%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 4 (0.65%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.65%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.65%) MCSE
10 4 (0.65%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (1.64%) NIST
2 10 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 7 (1.15%) SLA
5 6 (0.98%) QA
6 4 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.49%) NCSC
8 2 (0.33%) COBIT
8 2 (0.33%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 158 (25.86%) Docker
2 44 (7.20%) Active Directory
3 41 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.62%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (2.62%) VMware NSX
5 13 (2.13%) vSphere
6 12 (1.96%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.98%) NFS
8 4 (0.65%) LXC
9 3 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.49%) VMFS
9 3 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.49%) XenApp
10 2 (0.33%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.33%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.16%) vCloud
11 1 (0.16%) Xen
11 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 213 (34.86%) Terraform
2 148 (24.22%) Kubernetes
3 147 (24.06%) Ansible
4 81 (13.26%) Opscode Chef
5 70 (11.46%) Puppet
6 12 (1.96%) Prometheus
7 11 (1.80%) SCCM
7 11 (1.80%) SCOM
7 11 (1.80%) Suricata
8 9 (1.47%) Kibana
8 9 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (1.31%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 7 (1.15%) Grafana
10 7 (1.15%) Istio
10 7 (1.15%) Packer
11 6 (0.98%) Sysdig
12 5 (0.82%) Kubeflow
12 5 (0.82%) logstash
12 5 (0.82%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 132 (21.60%) Google
2 81 (13.26%) Microsoft
3 57 (9.33%) VMware
4 42 (6.87%) Red Hat
5 36 (5.89%) Splunk
6 29 (4.75%) Cisco
7 28 (4.58%) Oracle
8 24 (3.93%) Citrix
9 17 (2.78%) Cloudera
10 14 (2.29%) Qualys
11 10 (1.64%) Palo Alto
12 9 (1.47%) Fortinet
12 9 (1.47%) IBM
13 8 (1.31%) F5
14 7 (1.15%) Lets Encrypt
14 7 (1.15%) SAP
14 7 (1.15%) Zscaler
15 6 (0.98%) AppDynamics
15 6 (0.98%) EMC
15 6 (0.98%) LogRhythm