Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 228 225 271
Rank change year-on-year -3 +46 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 1,042 798 403
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.22% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.32% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 524 277
10th Percentile £403 £386 £400
25th Percentile £475 £450 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £638
90th Percentile £761 £675 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £519 £495 £495
% change year-on-year +4.85% - -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
10th Percentile £41.92 - -
25th Percentile £42.18 - -
Median hourly rate £61.95 £54.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +14.71% - -
75th Percentile £80.63 - -
90th Percentile £84.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.82 - -

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 82,441 60,630 38,484
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.13% 93.01% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,117 41,575 25,602
10th Percentile £318 £300 £256
25th Percentile £425 £400 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £438 £435
% change year-on-year +8.57% +0.57% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,924 1,870 1,314
10th Percentile £12.89 £11.35 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.98 £14.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.03 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +18.91% +5.13% +6.95%
75th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £40.23
90th Percentile £65.78 £57.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.12 £18.50
% change year-on-year +10.41% -2.08% +5.71%

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 30 June 2022.

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 30 June 2022.

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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -25 800 £575 +9.52% 233
Work from Home -17 595 £550 +10.00% 126
London -6 517 £600 +9.09% 105
UK excluding London -48 264 £519 +4.85% 141
North of England -48 65 £520 -0.95% 38
East of England +23 63 £425 -10.53% 23
South East -59 42 £611 +29.31% 26
Scotland -13 33 £565 +13.00% 11
North West -28 31 £518 +15.00% 24
Yorkshire -35 30 £525 - 11
South West -24 27 £625 +26.90% 20
Midlands -51 18 £550 +15.79% 21
Wales -1 16 £550 +4.76% 2
West Midlands -46 11 £550 +10.00% 9
East Midlands -14 7 £525 +11.70% 12
North East -7 4 £425 +41.67% 3

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, Cloud Engineer contract jobs required the following 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.

1 564 (54.13%) Azure
2 498 (47.79%) Terraform
3 487 (46.74%) AWS
4 477 (45.78%) DevOps
5 396 (38.00%) CI/CD
6 363 (34.84%) Python
7 352 (33.78%) Kubernetes
8 286 (27.45%) Infrastructure as Code
9 281 (26.97%) GCP
10 274 (26.30%) Agile
11 236 (22.65%) Microsoft
12 226 (21.69%) Finance
13 216 (20.73%) Jenkins
14 200 (19.19%) Docker
15 196 (18.81%) PowerShell
16 190 (18.23%) Social Skills
17 178 (17.08%) Windows
17 178 (17.08%) Linux
18 171 (16.41%) Google
19 156 (14.97%) Java
20 155 (14.88%) Migration
21 145 (13.92%) Active Directory
22 135 (12.96%) Azure DevOps
23 133 (12.76%) Ansible
24 130 (12.48%) VMware
25 129 (12.38%) PaaS
26 125 (12.00%) SQL
27 123 (11.80%) Public Cloud
27 123 (11.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 122 (11.71%) Serverless

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 44 (4.22%) Apache Spark
2 36 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.88%) Confluence
4 27 (2.59%) Skype for Business
5 24 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (1.63%) Apache
6 17 (1.63%) Apache Airflow
7 10 (0.96%) IIS
8 9 (0.86%) MS Exchange
8 9 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.67%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.58%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.38%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.38%) nginx
13 2 (0.19%) JBoss
13 2 (0.19%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.19%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.096%) GemFire
14 1 (0.096%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (1.06%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.096%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.096%) Teamcenter
1 1 (0.096%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 564 (54.13%) Azure
2 487 (46.74%) AWS
3 281 (26.97%) GCP
4 135 (12.96%) Azure DevOps
5 129 (12.38%) PaaS
6 122 (11.71%) Serverless
7 119 (11.42%) IaaS
8 108 (10.36%) Azure Active Directory
9 99 (9.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 93 (8.93%) Microsoft 365
11 90 (8.64%) OpenShift
12 72 (6.91%) GitHub
13 66 (6.33%) AWS Lambda
14 61 (5.85%) Amazon S3
14 61 (5.85%) Google Kubernetes Engine
15 55 (5.28%) Azure Monitor
16 52 (4.99%) Amazon EC2
17 48 (4.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 41 (3.93%) Azure AKS
19 37 (3.55%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (7.87%) Firewall
2 75 (7.20%) DNS
3 44 (4.22%) DHCP
4 36 (3.45%) VPN
5 27 (2.59%) Skype
6 26 (2.50%) Network Security
7 23 (2.21%) Remote Desktop
8 19 (1.82%) WAN
9 16 (1.54%) LAN
10 13 (1.25%) BGP
11 9 (0.86%) HTTP
11 9 (0.86%) MPLS
11 9 (0.86%) Reverse Proxy
12 8 (0.77%) 4G
12 8 (0.77%) LTE
13 6 (0.58%) Internet
13 6 (0.58%) SAN
13 6 (0.58%) SSL
14 5 (0.48%) Kerberos
14 5 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (6.05%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.70%) Big Data
3 36 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 31 (2.98%) Data Lake
5 25 (2.40%) Azure SQL Database
6 22 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
6 22 (2.11%) Power BI
7 20 (1.92%) Hadoop
7 20 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (1.63%) BigQuery
8 17 (1.63%) DynamoDB
9 15 (1.44%) Relational Database
10 12 (1.15%) MySQL
11 11 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (0.96%) Metadata
12 10 (0.96%) Tableau
13 9 (0.86%) MongoDB
13 9 (0.86%) NoSQL
14 8 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.77%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 216 (20.73%) Jenkins
2 75 (7.20%) Git (software)
3 73 (7.01%) JIRA
4 55 (5.28%) GitLab
5 50 (4.80%) Maven
6 41 (3.93%) Gradle
7 35 (3.36%) TeamCity
8 24 (2.30%) Spinnaker
8 24 (2.30%) Travis CI
9 23 (2.21%) CircleCI
10 22 (2.11%) gulp
10 22 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
11 21 (2.02%) SonarQube
12 18 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
13 15 (1.44%) Bitbucket
14 12 (1.15%) Artifactory
15 9 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (0.77%) Subversion
17 7 (0.67%) MSI
17 7 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 226 (21.69%) Finance
2 190 (18.23%) Social Skills
3 122 (11.71%) Banking
4 61 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (4.51%) Public Sector
6 30 (2.88%) Retail
7 19 (1.82%) Presentation Skills
8 15 (1.44%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.34%) Legal
10 13 (1.25%) Documentation Skills
10 13 (1.25%) Law
10 13 (1.25%) Marketing
11 11 (1.06%) Billing
11 11 (1.06%) Influencing Skills
12 10 (0.96%) Telecoms
13 8 (0.77%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 7 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.38%) Electronics
15 4 (0.38%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (6.81%) Kafka
2 28 (2.69%) ARM Templates
2 28 (2.69%) JSON
2 28 (2.69%) YAML
3 25 (2.40%) REST
4 24 (2.30%) Node.js
5 21 (2.02%) Web Services
6 20 (1.92%) Spring
7 19 (1.82%) .NET
8 17 (1.63%) Elastic Stack
9 15 (1.44%) Spark Streaming
10 14 (1.34%) Spring Boot
11 13 (1.25%) React
12 11 (1.06%) GraphQL
12 11 (1.06%) PySpark
12 11 (1.06%) RESTful
13 10 (0.96%) CSS
13 10 (0.96%) HTML
13 10 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
14 8 (0.77%) Azure Blueprints
Miscellaneous
1 123 (11.80%) Public Cloud
2 65 (6.24%) Cloud Native
3 55 (5.28%) Hybrid Cloud
4 33 (3.17%) PKI
5 32 (3.07%) Private Cloud
6 31 (2.98%) Data Centre
7 26 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
7 26 (2.50%) Hedge funds
7 26 (2.50%) Replication
8 24 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
9 17 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.54%) IoT
11 14 (1.34%) Data Structures
11 14 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (1.25%) iPad
13 9 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
14 8 (0.77%) Enterprise Cloud
15 6 (0.58%) Virtual Team
16 5 (0.48%) Management Information System
16 5 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 178 (17.08%) Linux
1 178 (17.08%) Windows
2 58 (5.57%) Windows Server
3 39 (3.74%) Unix
4 33 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (2.21%) VMS
6 18 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (0.77%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (0.48%) CentOS
9 4 (0.38%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.19%) Android
10 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.096%) Debian
11 1 (0.096%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.096%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.096%) SUSE
11 1 (0.096%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (45.78%) DevOps
2 396 (38.00%) CI/CD
3 286 (27.45%) Infrastructure as Code
4 274 (26.30%) Agile
5 155 (14.88%) Migration
6 123 (11.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 107 (10.27%) Microservices
8 94 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
9 91 (8.73%) Scrum
10 76 (7.29%) Continuous Integration
11 74 (7.10%) Analytics
12 62 (5.95%) Change Management
12 62 (5.95%) Configuration Management
12 62 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
13 61 (5.85%) Platform Engineering
14 57 (5.47%) Decision-Making
15 54 (5.18%) Incident Management
16 53 (5.09%) Stakeholder Management
17 46 (4.41%) Test Automation
18 45 (4.32%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 363 (34.84%) Python
2 196 (18.81%) PowerShell
3 156 (14.97%) Java
4 125 (12.00%) SQL
5 106 (10.17%) Bash
6 57 (5.47%) Go
7 38 (3.65%) JavaScript
8 35 (3.36%) Groovy
9 34 (3.26%) C#
10 27 (2.59%) Ruby
11 21 (2.02%) Scala
12 15 (1.44%) Bicep
13 13 (1.25%) Shell Script
13 13 (1.25%) TypeScript
14 12 (1.15%) C
15 8 (0.77%) C++
16 6 (0.58%) Perl
17 5 (0.48%) Kotlin
17 5 (0.48%) PHP
18 3 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 119 (11.42%) Security Cleared
2 111 (10.65%) SC Cleared
3 40 (3.84%) AWS Certification
4 23 (2.21%) Degree
5 12 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (0.58%) CISSP
8 6 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 5 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.38%) FFIEC
10 4 (0.38%) MCSE
10 4 (0.38%) PMP
11 3 (0.29%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.29%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.19%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.19%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.47%) SLA
2 17 (1.63%) QA
3 13 (1.25%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.06%) GDPR
6 10 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.48%) NIST
9 4 (0.38%) GLBA
10 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.19%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.19%) NCSC
10 2 (0.19%) PMO
11 1 (0.096%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.096%) OASIS TOSCA
11 1 (0.096%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 200 (19.19%) Docker
2 145 (13.92%) Active Directory
3 89 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (4.22%) Hyper-V
5 36 (3.45%) vSphere
6 33 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.96%) VMware NSX
8 6 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.38%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.38%) Xen
10 3 (0.29%) KVM
10 3 (0.29%) XenApp
10 3 (0.29%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.19%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 2 (0.19%) NFS
11 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.096%) Firmware
12 1 (0.096%) pfSense
12 1 (0.096%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 498 (47.79%) Terraform
2 352 (33.78%) Kubernetes
3 133 (12.76%) Ansible
4 77 (7.39%) Opscode Chef
5 64 (6.14%) SCCM
6 48 (4.61%) Puppet
7 45 (4.32%) Microsoft Intune
8 28 (2.69%) SCVMM
9 26 (2.50%) Grafana
9 26 (2.50%) Prometheus
10 12 (1.15%) vCenter Server
11 11 (1.06%) Kibana
12 10 (0.96%) Packer
13 9 (0.86%) Istio
13 9 (0.86%) vRealize
14 8 (0.77%) FortiGate
15 7 (0.67%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 6 (0.58%) Argo
16 6 (0.58%) Rancher
16 6 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 236 (22.65%) Microsoft
2 171 (16.41%) Google
3 130 (12.48%) VMware
4 42 (4.03%) Databricks
5 40 (3.84%) Splunk
6 35 (3.36%) Oracle
7 21 (2.02%) Cloudera
7 21 (2.02%) Red Hat
8 20 (1.92%) Cisco
8 20 (1.92%) ServiceNow
9 16 (1.54%) Citrix
10 14 (1.34%) AppDynamics
10 14 (1.34%) Palo Alto
11 9 (0.86%) Dynatrace
12 8 (0.77%) Atlassian
12 8 (0.77%) Forcepoint
12 8 (0.77%) New Relic
12 8 (0.77%) Okta
13 7 (0.67%) Automation Anywhere
13 7 (0.67%) Salesforce.com