Period
to 22 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Cloud Native in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cloud Native over the 6 months to 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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 Native
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 622 740 886
Rank change year-on-year +118 +146 -
Contract jobs citing Cloud Native 274 122 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.12% 0.023%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.79% 0.36% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 81 17
UK median daily rate £525 £575 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.70% -8.00% -
10th Percentile £401 £394 £401
90th Percentile £675 £675 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £700
% change year-on-year - -28.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Cloud Native is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34,800 33,766 36,941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.14% 34.21% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,723 22,088 24,139
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.09%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,075 1,049 1,258
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +4.35% +8.78%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.38
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.80 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.64
% change year-on-year - -3.10% +17.94%

Cloud Native
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cloud Native as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Native in the UK

Cloud Native
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Native in the UK

Cloud Native
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Native over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cloud Native in the UK

Cloud Native
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Native within the UK over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. 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 +102 237 £525 -8.70% 66
London +72 161 £525 -10.64% 42
UK excluding London +20 112 £500 - 36
South East +13 48 £537 +7.45% 7
Scotland - 24 £425 - 5
North of England -2 19 £489 -20.20% 7
Yorkshire - 13 £500 - 1
Wales - 12 £550 - 4
North West -13 6 £375 -38.78% 6
South West -26 5 £425 +13.33% 1
Midlands -24 2 £700 +60.00% 1
East of England - 2 £713 - 8
East Midlands +2 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £700 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cloud Native also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Cloud Native.

1 184 (67.15%) Amazon AWS
2 168 (61.31%) DevOps
3 98 (35.77%) Docker
4 95 (34.67%) Java
5 93 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (27.37%) Python
7 74 (27.01%) Ansible
8 73 (26.64%) Terraform
8 73 (26.64%) Microsoft Azure
9 72 (26.28%) Microservices
10 69 (25.18%) Linux
11 67 (24.45%) Jenkins
12 66 (24.09%) TDD
13 51 (18.61%) Git (software)
13 51 (18.61%) Puppet
13 51 (18.61%) Serverless
14 49 (17.88%) JavaScript
15 46 (16.79%) Opscode Chef
15 46 (16.79%) AWS Lambda
16 45 (16.42%) Kubernetes
17 44 (16.06%) Continuous Delivery
17 44 (16.06%) Finance
18 43 (15.69%) Amazon S3
19 41 (14.96%) Amazon RDS
20 39 (14.23%) SQL
20 39 (14.23%) Configuration Management
21 38 (13.87%) Continuous Integration
22 36 (13.14%) Unix
22 36 (13.14%) Scrum
22 36 (13.14%) Analytics

Cloud Native
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 27 (9.85%) Cloud Foundry
2 24 (8.76%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (5.84%) Confluence
4 5 (1.82%) Apache
5 4 (1.46%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.09%) CMS
6 3 (1.09%) Magnolia
6 3 (1.09%) nginx
7 2 (0.73%) Anypoint
7 2 (0.73%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.73%) Hubot
7 2 (0.73%) IIS
7 2 (0.73%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.73%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.36%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.46%) Chatbot
1 4 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.73%) HipChat
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 184 (67.15%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (26.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (18.61%) Serverless
4 46 (16.79%) AWS Lambda
5 43 (15.69%) Amazon S3
6 34 (12.41%) Amazon EC2
7 33 (12.04%) AWS CloudFormation
8 30 (10.95%) Google Cloud Platform
8 30 (10.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 28 (10.22%) PaaS
10 23 (8.39%) IaaS
11 21 (7.66%) Route 53
12 20 (7.30%) Amazon Glacier
13 18 (6.57%) SaaS
14 14 (5.11%) GitHub
15 12 (4.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 12 (4.38%) CloudFront
16 10 (3.65%) Amazon SQS
16 10 (3.65%) Azure Active Directory
17 9 (3.28%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.47%) Network Security
2 12 (4.38%) Firewall
2 12 (4.38%) VPN
3 11 (4.01%) DNS
3 11 (4.01%) SSL
4 9 (3.28%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (3.28%) LAN
4 9 (3.28%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.28%) WAN
4 9 (3.28%) Wireless
4 9 (3.28%) WLAN
5 2 (0.73%) HTTP
5 2 (0.73%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.36%) Internet
6 1 (0.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (14.96%) Amazon RDS
2 17 (6.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 17 (6.20%) Relational Database
3 13 (4.74%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.65%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.55%) Pentaho
6 6 (2.19%) Data Lake
6 6 (2.19%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.82%) Power BI
7 5 (1.82%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.82%) Redis
8 4 (1.46%) MySQL
9 3 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.09%) Big Data
10 2 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.73%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.36%) OLAP
11 1 (0.36%) ROLAP
Development Applications
1 67 (24.45%) Jenkins
2 51 (18.61%) Git (software)
3 30 (10.95%) JIRA
4 25 (9.12%) Maven
5 16 (5.84%) IntelliJ
6 14 (5.11%) Babel
6 14 (5.11%) webpack
7 13 (4.74%) Cucumber
8 11 (4.01%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (3.65%) Mocha
10 9 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (3.28%) Bitbucket
11 8 (2.92%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (2.55%) Subversion
12 7 (2.55%) Travis CI
13 6 (2.19%) CircleCI
13 6 (2.19%) Gradle
13 6 (2.19%) TeamCity
14 4 (1.46%) JUnit
14 4 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 44 (16.06%) Finance
2 25 (9.12%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.74%) Legal
4 12 (4.38%) Banking
5 7 (2.55%) Retail
6 4 (1.46%) Front Office
7 3 (1.09%) Marketing
8 2 (0.73%) Advertising
8 2 (0.73%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 72 (26.28%) Developer
2 62 (22.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 59 (21.53%) Architect
4 43 (15.69%) Java Developer
5 41 (14.96%) Cloud Engineer
6 34 (12.41%) AWS Engineer
7 33 (12.04%) Cloud Architect
8 29 (10.58%) AWS DevOps
9 24 (8.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 20 (7.30%) Azure Architect
10 20 (7.30%) JavaScript Developer
11 19 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (4.74%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (4.74%) Security Architect
13 9 (3.28%) AWS Architect
13 9 (3.28%) Java Engineer
14 8 (2.92%) .NET Developer
14 8 (2.92%) AWS Developer
14 8 (2.92%) Full Stack Developer
15 7 (2.55%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.31%) Spring
2 29 (10.58%) Node.js
3 26 (9.49%) AngularJS
4 25 (9.12%) Redux
5 22 (8.03%) Spring Boot
6 20 (7.30%) .NET
6 20 (7.30%) React
7 19 (6.93%) Web Services
8 17 (6.20%) CSS
9 15 (5.47%) OAuth
10 13 (4.74%) OpenID
11 11 (4.01%) SAML
12 10 (3.65%) Angular 2
13 9 (3.28%) Chai
13 9 (3.28%) Enzyme
14 8 (2.92%) Middleware
14 8 (2.92%) RESTful
15 7 (2.55%) ASP.NET Web API
15 7 (2.55%) Drools
15 7 (2.55%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.12%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (6.57%) Computer Science
3 17 (6.20%) Mobile App
4 16 (5.84%) Algorithms
4 16 (5.84%) Data Structures
5 14 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (4.01%) User Experience
7 9 (3.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (3.28%) Fintech
7 9 (3.28%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.92%) Public Cloud
9 7 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (2.55%) Private Cloud
10 6 (2.19%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.82%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (1.09%) Equities
13 3 (1.09%) Fixed Income
14 2 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 69 (25.18%) Linux
2 36 (13.14%) Unix
3 33 (12.04%) Windows
4 16 (5.84%) Android
4 16 (5.84%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.82%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.09%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.73%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (61.31%) DevOps
2 93 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (26.28%) Microservices
4 66 (24.09%) TDD
5 44 (16.06%) Continuous Delivery
6 39 (14.23%) Configuration Management
7 38 (13.87%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (13.14%) Analytics
8 36 (13.14%) Scrum
9 32 (11.68%) Deployment Automation
10 31 (11.31%) Migration
11 27 (9.85%) BDD
12 25 (9.12%) Software Engineering
13 24 (8.76%) OO
14 22 (8.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 21 (7.66%) Test Automation
16 19 (6.93%) Mathematics
17 18 (6.57%) Data Protection
17 18 (6.57%) Functional Programming
18 17 (6.20%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 95 (34.67%) Java
2 75 (27.37%) Python
3 49 (17.88%) JavaScript
4 39 (14.23%) SQL
5 28 (10.22%) TypeScript
6 25 (9.12%) Bash Shell
6 25 (9.12%) C#
7 17 (6.20%) ES6
8 16 (5.84%) Java 8
9 15 (5.47%) Apple Swift
9 15 (5.47%) C++
9 15 (5.47%) PowerShell
9 15 (5.47%) Rust
10 12 (4.38%) Ruby
11 11 (4.01%) Go
12 8 (2.92%) R
13 4 (1.46%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.46%) Scala
14 3 (1.09%) PHP
15 2 (0.73%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (7.30%) Degree
2 18 (6.57%) SC Cleared
2 18 (6.57%) Security Cleared
3 16 (5.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.73%) MCSA
5 2 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.36%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.36%) CEH
6 1 (0.36%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.36%) CRISC
6 1 (0.36%) ISACA
6 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.36%) MCITP
6 1 (0.36%) MCSE
6 1 (0.36%) MCTS
6 1 (0.36%) OSCP
6 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.36%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.28%) FedRAMP
1 9 (3.28%) HIPAA
1 9 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (2.55%) SLA
3 4 (1.46%) QA
System Software
1 98 (35.77%) Docker
2 11 (4.01%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.82%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 74 (27.01%) Ansible
2 73 (26.64%) Terraform
3 51 (18.61%) Puppet
4 46 (16.79%) Opscode Chef
5 45 (16.42%) Kubernetes
6 14 (5.11%) CASB
7 13 (4.74%) Salt
8 11 (4.01%) Packer
9 3 (1.09%) Consul
9 3 (1.09%) Grafana
9 3 (1.09%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.73%) Istio
10 2 (0.73%) Mesos
10 2 (0.73%) Rancher
10 2 (0.73%) rkt
10 2 (0.73%) SCCM
10 2 (0.73%) StackStorm
10 2 (0.73%) yum
11 1 (0.36%) Cacti
Vendors
1 29 (10.58%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.76%) Oracle
3 23 (8.39%) Google
4 16 (5.84%) Atlassian
5 11 (4.01%) SaltStack
6 9 (3.28%) Okta
7 5 (1.82%) Apigee
7 5 (1.82%) Citrix
7 5 (1.82%) Splunk
7 5 (1.82%) VMware
8 3 (1.09%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.73%) Fujitsu
9 2 (0.73%) IBM
9 2 (0.73%) Mashery
9 2 (0.73%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.73%) Perforce
9 2 (0.73%) Sonatype
10 1 (0.36%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.36%) New Relic
10 1 (0.36%) Qualys