Period
to 14 December 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Public Cloud in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Public Cloud over the 6 months to 14 December 2017 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.

Public Cloud
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 414 456 729
Rank change year-on-year +42 +273 +63
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 557 486 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.47% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.60% 1.44% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 340 106
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £402 £400
90th Percentile £700 £621 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £454
% change year-on-year +5.56% -0.88% +13.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £44.50

Public Cloud 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 34781 33799 37037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.69% 32.80% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 23166 22092 23593
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £238
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 988 1196 1459
UK median hourly rate £21.74 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.32% +7.89% +8.57%

Public Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Public Cloud in the UK

Public Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Public Cloud in the UK

Public Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Cloud over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Public Cloud in the UK

Public Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Public Cloud in the UK

Public Cloud
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 Public Cloud within the UK over the 6 months to 14 December 2017. 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 +27 531 £525 - 86
London -22 281 £550 - 41
UK excluding London +98 265 £475 +5.56% 49
South East +44 116 £475 - 14
North of England +61 64 £500 +17.65% 7
North West +42 43 £500 +25.00% 5
South West +13 26 £475 +5.56% 6
East of England -8 21 £488 -7.14% 7
Midlands -1 20 £525 +16.67% 11
Scotland +6 18 £425 -4.49% 2
West Midlands +11 16 £525 +10.53% 8
Yorkshire +23 14 £500 -10.31% 2
North East +41 7 £363 -11.59%
East Midlands -2 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Public Cloud also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Public Cloud.

1 394 (70.74%) Amazon AWS
2 304 (54.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 254 (45.60%) DevOps
4 235 (42.19%) Linux
5 187 (33.57%) Ansible
6 175 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
7 147 (26.39%) Jenkins
8 135 (24.24%) Docker
9 130 (23.34%) Puppet
10 122 (21.90%) Python
11 110 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
12 107 (19.21%) Migration
13 106 (19.03%) Configuration Management
14 103 (18.49%) Java
15 102 (18.31%) Windows
15 102 (18.31%) IaaS
16 101 (18.13%) Microsoft
17 100 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 96 (17.24%) Terraform
19 91 (16.34%) Load Balancing
19 91 (16.34%) Finance
20 87 (15.62%) Web Services
21 85 (15.26%) Git (software)
22 81 (14.54%) Microservices
23 79 (14.18%) Opscode Chef
24 78 (14.00%) Firewall
25 77 (13.82%) PaaS
26 74 (13.29%) Security Cleared
26 74 (13.29%) VMware
26 74 (13.29%) VPN

Public Cloud
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 54 (9.69%) OpenStack
2 36 (6.46%) Tomcat
3 35 (6.28%) Confluence
4 26 (4.67%) nginx
5 17 (3.05%) Cloud Foundry
6 14 (2.51%) WebLogic
7 10 (1.80%) Apache
7 10 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.80%) IIS
7 10 (1.80%) SAS
8 9 (1.62%) Apache Spark
9 8 (1.44%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.26%) IBM Domino
10 7 (1.26%) SharePoint
11 6 (1.08%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.90%) CMS
13 3 (0.54%) Jetty
13 3 (0.54%) Mongrel
13 3 (0.54%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.72%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.18%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.18%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 394 (70.74%) Amazon AWS
2 304 (54.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (18.31%) IaaS
4 77 (13.82%) PaaS
5 60 (10.77%) Cloud Computing
6 58 (10.41%) SaaS
7 43 (7.72%) GitHub
8 42 (7.54%) Google Cloud Platform
9 35 (6.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 33 (5.92%) Office 365
11 30 (5.39%) Amazon EC2
12 23 (4.13%) Slack
13 19 (3.41%) Amazon S3
14 18 (3.23%) OpenShift
14 18 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 12 (2.15%) Serverless
16 10 (1.80%) Amazon ELB
16 10 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
16 10 (1.80%) Route 53
17 9 (1.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 78 (14.00%) Firewall
2 74 (13.29%) VPN
3 62 (11.13%) DNS
4 38 (6.82%) HTTP
4 38 (6.82%) TCP/IP
5 30 (5.39%) WAN
6 26 (4.67%) LAN
6 26 (4.67%) Network Security
7 18 (3.23%) SAN
8 16 (2.87%) Internet
9 15 (2.69%) DHCP
9 15 (2.69%) VoIP
10 14 (2.51%) IPsec
10 14 (2.51%) SSL
11 12 (2.15%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (1.80%) ICMP
13 8 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (1.44%) Software-Defined Networking
14 7 (1.26%) BGP
14 7 (1.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (9.87%) NoSQL
2 48 (8.62%) SQL Server
3 44 (7.90%) MySQL
4 24 (4.31%) Amazon RDS
5 19 (3.41%) MongoDB
6 18 (3.23%) Hadoop
7 15 (2.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 14 (2.51%) Star Schema
9 13 (2.33%) Big Data
10 12 (2.15%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.97%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.62%) DB2
13 7 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (1.08%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.08%) Redis
15 5 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
16 4 (0.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 3 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
17 3 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
17 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 147 (26.39%) Jenkins
2 85 (15.26%) Git (software)
3 42 (7.54%) JIRA
4 34 (6.10%) TeamCity
5 32 (5.75%) Maven
6 24 (4.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 19 (3.41%) Artifactory
7 19 (3.41%) Subversion
8 18 (3.23%) SonarQube
9 17 (3.05%) Selenium
9 17 (3.05%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 10 (1.80%) GitLab
11 10 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (1.62%) GoCD
13 7 (1.26%) git-flow
13 7 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (1.08%) Hudson
15 5 (0.90%) Gradle
15 5 (0.90%) Vagrant
General
1 91 (16.34%) Finance
2 31 (5.57%) Banking
3 22 (3.95%) Retail
4 21 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.33%) Law
6 8 (1.44%) Marketing
7 7 (1.26%) Billing
7 7 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.90%) Electronics
10 4 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.36%) Legal
12 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 164 (29.44%) Architect
2 101 (18.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 81 (14.54%) Cloud Engineer
4 74 (13.29%) Cloud Architect
5 54 (9.69%) Developer
6 51 (9.16%) Consultant
7 47 (8.44%) AWS DevOps
7 47 (8.44%) AWS Engineer
8 44 (7.90%) AWS Architect
9 38 (6.82%) Azure Architect
10 33 (5.92%) Senior DevOps
10 33 (5.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 30 (5.39%) AWS Consultant
11 30 (5.39%) Linux Engineer
12 29 (5.21%) DevOps Consultant
13 27 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
14 26 (4.67%) Azure Engineer
15 24 (4.31%) Cloud Specialist
15 24 (4.31%) Security Architect
16 23 (4.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (15.62%) Web Services
2 44 (7.90%) AngularJS
3 39 (7.00%) .NET
4 33 (5.92%) React
5 32 (5.75%) Node.js
6 28 (5.03%) ASP.NET Web API
7 27 (4.85%) ASP.NET
7 27 (4.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 22 (3.95%) RESTful
9 21 (3.77%) Ember.js
10 19 (3.41%) JSON
11 18 (3.23%) Middleware
12 17 (3.05%) RabbitMQ
12 17 (3.05%) Spring
13 16 (2.87%) Elastic Stack
14 14 (2.51%) CSS
14 14 (2.51%) HTML
14 14 (2.51%) Kafka
14 14 (2.51%) REST
15 11 (1.97%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.85%) Hybrid Cloud
2 62 (11.13%) Data Centre
3 46 (8.26%) Private Cloud
4 25 (4.49%) Blog
5 23 (4.13%) Virtual Team
6 22 (3.95%) Enterprise Cloud
7 19 (3.41%) CESG
8 18 (3.23%) Clustering
9 16 (2.87%) PKI
10 15 (2.69%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.80%) User Experience
12 9 (1.62%) Replication
13 7 (1.26%) Cloud Native
13 7 (1.26%) CMDB
14 6 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 5 (0.90%) Management Information System
15 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Licensing
16 4 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 235 (42.19%) Linux
2 102 (18.31%) Windows
3 100 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 61 (10.95%) Unix
5 48 (8.62%) CentOS
6 37 (6.64%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.44%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.44%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.26%) CoreOS
9 5 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.54%) AIX
10 3 (0.54%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.36%) Android
11 2 (0.36%) Debian
11 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.18%) Fedora
12 1 (0.18%) Solaris
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (45.60%) DevOps
2 175 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
4 107 (19.21%) Migration
5 106 (19.03%) Configuration Management
6 91 (16.34%) Load Balancing
7 81 (14.54%) Microservices
8 64 (11.49%) ITIL
9 58 (10.41%) Scrum
9 58 (10.41%) TDD
10 56 (10.05%) Continuous Delivery
11 55 (9.87%) Mentoring
12 51 (9.16%) High Availability
13 50 (8.98%) Test Automation
14 47 (8.44%) Open Source
15 43 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
16 40 (7.18%) Service Management
17 38 (6.82%) E-Commerce
18 35 (6.28%) Continuous Improvement
19 34 (6.10%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 122 (21.90%) Python
2 103 (18.49%) Java
3 67 (12.03%) Bash Shell
4 65 (11.67%) Ruby
5 59 (10.59%) SQL
6 47 (8.44%) C#
6 47 (8.44%) Perl
7 39 (7.00%) PowerShell
8 29 (5.21%) JavaScript
9 25 (4.49%) Groovy
10 17 (3.05%) Go
11 16 (2.87%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.44%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 7 (1.26%) Scala
14 6 (1.08%) PHP
15 4 (0.72%) C++
16 3 (0.54%) C
16 3 (0.54%) Korn
16 3 (0.54%) VB
16 3 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (13.29%) Security Cleared
2 41 (7.36%) Degree
3 38 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (5.92%) SC Cleared
5 28 (5.03%) CISSP
6 27 (4.85%) CISM
7 22 (3.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 21 (3.77%) AWS Certification
8 21 (3.77%) CCSP
9 16 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (2.33%) MCSE
11 12 (2.15%) CCNP
12 8 (1.44%) CCIE
13 7 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (1.26%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.08%) CESG Certified Professional
14 6 (1.08%) MySQL Certification
15 4 (0.72%) CCNA
16 3 (0.54%) EMC Certification
17 2 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (3.77%) COBIT
2 21 (3.77%) GCP
3 19 (3.41%) QA
4 12 (2.15%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.97%) ISO 22301
6 7 (1.26%) GDPR
7 4 (0.72%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.54%) RMADS
9 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 135 (24.24%) Docker
2 53 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.85%) Active Directory
4 16 (2.87%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.80%) XenApp
7 6 (1.08%) VirtualBox
7 6 (1.08%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.90%) LXC
8 5 (0.90%) Xen
8 5 (0.90%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.72%) GPFS
9 4 (0.72%) XenServer
10 3 (0.54%) vSphere
11 2 (0.36%) GlusterFS
11 2 (0.36%) pfSense
11 2 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.18%) KVM
12 1 (0.18%) vCloud
12 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 187 (33.57%) Ansible
2 130 (23.34%) Puppet
3 96 (17.24%) Terraform
4 79 (14.18%) Opscode Chef
5 69 (12.39%) Kubernetes
6 39 (7.00%) logstash
7 21 (3.77%) Nagios
8 9 (1.62%) Kibana
8 9 (1.62%) Mesos
8 9 (1.62%) SCOM
9 8 (1.44%) Packer
9 8 (1.44%) Rundeck
9 8 (1.44%) Salt
9 8 (1.44%) SCCM
10 7 (1.26%) OSSEC
10 7 (1.26%) Tivoli
10 7 (1.26%) vRealize
10 7 (1.26%) ZABBIX
11 6 (1.08%) HAProxy
11 6 (1.08%) Icinga
Vendors
1 101 (18.13%) Microsoft
2 74 (13.29%) VMware
3 50 (8.98%) Google
4 41 (7.36%) Oracle
5 31 (5.57%) Cisco
6 29 (5.21%) Red Hat
7 24 (4.31%) Splunk
8 15 (2.69%) SolarWinds
9 14 (2.51%) CheckPoint
9 14 (2.51%) Citrix
10 12 (2.15%) F5
11 9 (1.62%) SAP
12 8 (1.44%) HP
12 8 (1.44%) IBM
13 7 (1.26%) Palo Alto
14 6 (1.08%) Mercator
15 5 (0.90%) Intel
15 5 (0.90%) Juniper
15 5 (0.90%) OpenText
15 5 (0.90%) Perforce