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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Public Cloud
UK
Rank 427 525 580
Rank change year-on-year +98 +55  
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 169 117 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.22% 0.078%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.17% 0.71% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 76 26
Median daily rate £500 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £375 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £725 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £489 £450 £535
% change year-on-year +8.61% -15.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14497 16421 15905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 30.98% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9339 10703 9623
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 557 661
Median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

Public Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Public Cloud as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Public Cloud in the UK

Public Cloud
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +100 167 £500 - 43
London +74 95 £500 -4.76% 21
South East +30 30 £415 +3.75% 8
Berkshire +27 19 £420 +12.00% 3
West Midlands - 18 £493 - 2
City of London +16 17 £531 -29.16% 6
Shropshire - 14 £493 -
Telford - 13 £493 -
Reading +16 10 £415 +10.66%
Milton Keynes - 8 £415 -
Buckinghamshire - 8 £415 -
North West +14 6 £565 +13.00% 6
Yorkshire - 6 £519 - 1
South West +2 5 £381 - 2
Bristol - 5 £381 -
Leeds - 4 £525 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £525 -
North East -12 3 £470 +10.58% 1
Birmingham - 3 £500 -
Docklands, London - 3 £560 -
Edinburgh +18 2 - - 2
Hampshire +9 2 - - 2
Scotland +7 2 - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 2 £390 -8.23% 1
Tyne and Wear -10 2 £390 -8.23% 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £500 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £513 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £650 - 3
Fareham - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £500 -

Public Cloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 230 (64.43%) Amazon AWS
2 185 (51.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 169 (47.34%) DevOps
4 164 (45.94%) Agile Software Development
5 129 (36.13%) Linux
6 108 (30.25%) Puppet
7 103 (28.85%) Ansible
8 90 (25.21%) Microsoft
9 89 (24.93%) Ruby
10 88 (24.65%) Python
11 87 (24.37%) Docker
12 83 (23.25%) Jenkins
13 77 (21.57%) Windows
14 66 (18.49%) Continuous Integration
15 64 (17.93%) Finance
16 63 (17.65%) Configuration Management
16 63 (17.65%) Security Cleared
17 60 (16.81%) Opscode Chef
17 60 (16.81%) Terraform
18 59 (16.53%) Bash Shell
19 58 (16.25%) Migration
20 56 (15.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 55 (15.41%) High Availability
22 53 (14.85%) Load Balancing
23 52 (14.57%) CentOS
23 52 (14.57%) VMware
24 51 (14.29%) Scrum
24 51 (14.29%) Mentoring
25 50 (14.01%) Microservices
26 48 (13.45%) Elasticsearch

Public Cloud
Top Related 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 48 (13.45%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (5.88%) Confluence
3 19 (5.32%) OpenStack
4 15 (4.20%) SharePoint
5 14 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (2.52%) Apache
6 9 (2.52%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.24%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (2.24%) IIS
8 4 (1.12%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.12%) nginx
8 4 (1.12%) SAS
8 4 (1.12%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.56%) Liferay
9 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.52%) MS Office
2 9 (2.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (4.48%) Dynamics AX
1 16 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.28%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 230 (64.43%) Amazon AWS
2 185 (51.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (10.36%) Amazon EC2
4 35 (9.80%) IaaS
5 29 (8.12%) PaaS
6 21 (5.88%) GitHub
7 16 (4.48%) AWS CloudTrail
7 16 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (3.92%) Amazon S3
8 14 (3.92%) SaaS
9 13 (3.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 10 (2.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 9 (2.52%) Office 365
11 9 (2.52%) Route 53
12 8 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.56%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (13.17%) VPN
2 28 (7.84%) DNS
3 27 (7.56%) Firewall
4 26 (7.28%) HTTP
5 14 (3.92%) LAN
5 14 (3.92%) WAN
6 11 (3.08%) SMTP
7 9 (2.52%) SAN
8 7 (1.96%) DHCP
8 7 (1.96%) MQTT
8 7 (1.96%) RTSP
8 7 (1.96%) Software-Defined Networking
8 7 (1.96%) SSL
8 7 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (1.68%) Ethernet
10 5 (1.40%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (1.40%) NX-OS
11 4 (1.12%) IPsec
11 4 (1.12%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.84%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (12.89%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.84%) NoSQL
3 24 (6.72%) Hadoop
4 20 (5.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 17 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (4.20%) MySQL
7 13 (3.64%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (2.80%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.40%) Big Data
9 5 (1.40%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.40%) Star Schema
10 4 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.12%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.84%) AllegroGraph
11 3 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.84%) Neo4j
11 3 (0.84%) Stardog
11 3 (0.84%) Triplestore
12 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 83 (23.25%) Jenkins
2 28 (7.84%) Git (software)
3 26 (7.28%) JIRA
4 19 (5.32%) Octopus Deploy
4 19 (5.32%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.68%) Maven
6 5 (1.40%) Gradle
7 4 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.56%) Ant
8 2 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.56%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.56%) git-flow
8 2 (0.56%) JUnit
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.56%) Selenium
8 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.28%) Subversion
9 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 64 (17.93%) Finance
2 18 (5.04%) Manufacturing
3 17 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.08%) Banking
4 11 (3.08%) Retail
5 7 (1.96%) Marketing
6 4 (1.12%) Electronics
7 3 (0.84%) Advertising
7 3 (0.84%) Billing
8 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.56%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Front Office
9 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (31.93%) Architect
2 58 (16.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 53 (14.85%) AWS DevOps
4 47 (13.17%) Cloud Architect
5 43 (12.04%) AWS Engineer
5 43 (12.04%) Consultant
6 34 (9.52%) Developer
6 34 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
7 33 (9.24%) DevOps Consultant
8 28 (7.84%) AWS Consultant
8 28 (7.84%) Cloud Engineer
9 24 (6.72%) Senior DevOps
10 20 (5.60%) Azure Architect
10 20 (5.60%) Infrastructure Architect
10 20 (5.60%) Senior Consultant
11 19 (5.32%) Senior DevOps Consultant
12 17 (4.76%) AWS Architect
13 16 (4.48%) Senior Developer
14 14 (3.92%) Azure Engineer
14 14 (3.92%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (12.04%) Web Services
2 37 (10.36%) .NET
3 30 (8.40%) ASP.NET
4 27 (7.56%) AngularJS
4 27 (7.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 27 (7.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 20 (5.60%) Node.js
6 18 (5.04%) JSON
6 18 (5.04%) RabbitMQ
7 15 (4.20%) REST
8 14 (3.92%) Middleware
9 13 (3.64%) Ember.js
9 13 (3.64%) Protocol Buffers
10 12 (3.36%) Kafka
11 10 (2.80%) Elastic Stack
12 7 (1.96%) Django
13 5 (1.40%) boto
14 4 (1.12%) Akka
14 4 (1.12%) RESTful
15 3 (0.84%) Apache Avro
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.84%) Private Cloud
2 24 (6.72%) Hybrid Cloud
3 19 (5.32%) Data Centre
4 18 (5.04%) User Experience
5 15 (4.20%) Blog
6 13 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.24%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.24%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (1.96%) Video on Demand
9 6 (1.68%) CESG
9 6 (1.68%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.40%) PKI
11 4 (1.12%) Fintech
11 4 (1.12%) Grid Computing
11 4 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.84%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.84%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 129 (36.13%) Linux
2 77 (21.57%) Windows
3 56 (15.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 52 (14.57%) CentOS
5 24 (6.72%) Windows Server
6 15 (4.20%) Unix
7 14 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.96%) Solaris
9 6 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.12%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.84%) AIX
11 3 (0.84%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.56%) HPUX
12 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (47.34%) DevOps
2 164 (45.94%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (18.49%) Continuous Integration
4 63 (17.65%) Configuration Management
5 58 (16.25%) Migration
6 55 (15.41%) High Availability
7 53 (14.85%) Load Balancing
8 51 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 51 (14.29%) Scrum
9 50 (14.01%) Microservices
10 44 (12.32%) TDD
11 40 (11.20%) BDD
12 36 (10.08%) E-Commerce
13 28 (7.84%) ITIL
13 28 (7.84%) MVC
14 25 (7.00%) Open Source
15 23 (6.44%) Project Management
16 20 (5.60%) Information Security
16 20 (5.60%) Kanban
17 19 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 89 (24.93%) Ruby
2 88 (24.65%) Python
3 59 (16.53%) Bash Shell
4 37 (10.36%) Java
5 32 (8.96%) PowerShell
6 31 (8.68%) C#
7 26 (7.28%) JavaScript
8 21 (5.88%) Scala
9 13 (3.64%) SQL
10 12 (3.36%) C
10 12 (3.36%) Perl
11 10 (2.80%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.84%) C++
12 3 (0.84%) Go
12 3 (0.84%) Korn
12 3 (0.84%) PHP
12 3 (0.84%) R
12 3 (0.84%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.56%) Jython
14 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 63 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 40 (11.20%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (5.32%) Degree
4 9 (2.52%) CISSP
5 8 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (1.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 7 (1.96%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.68%) CCIE
7 6 (1.68%) MCSE
8 5 (1.40%) CCNA
8 5 (1.40%) CCSP
8 5 (1.40%) CISM
8 5 (1.40%) EMC Certification
9 4 (1.12%) CCNP
9 4 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.84%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.84%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.56%) QA
2 8 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.68%) COBIT
3 6 (1.68%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.12%) ISO22301
4 4 (1.12%) SLA
5 3 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.56%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.56%) GCP
6 2 (0.56%) HIPAA
System Software
1 87 (24.37%) Docker
2 29 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.72%) Active Directory
4 15 (4.20%) Hyper-V
4 15 (4.20%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.68%) LXC
5 6 (1.68%) XenApp
6 5 (1.40%) GPFS
7 2 (0.56%) Ceph
7 2 (0.56%) iptables
7 2 (0.56%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.56%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.56%) vSphere
7 2 (0.56%) Xen
8 1 (0.28%) NFS
8 1 (0.28%) Varnish
8 1 (0.28%) vCloud
8 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 108 (30.25%) Puppet
2 103 (28.85%) Ansible
3 60 (16.81%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (16.81%) Terraform
4 43 (12.04%) Kubernetes
5 10 (2.80%) Kibana
5 10 (2.80%) logstash
6 8 (2.24%) ZABBIX
7 7 (1.96%) SCOM
8 6 (1.68%) SCOrch
9 5 (1.40%) Nagios
9 5 (1.40%) SCCM
10 4 (1.12%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.84%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.84%) Salt
11 3 (0.84%) vRealize
12 2 (0.56%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.56%) Mesos
12 2 (0.56%) SCSM
Vendors
1 90 (25.21%) Microsoft
2 52 (14.57%) VMware
3 25 (7.00%) Oracle
4 24 (6.72%) Cisco
5 19 (5.32%) Red Hat
6 18 (5.04%) Google
7 17 (4.76%) Splunk
8 15 (4.20%) HP
9 14 (3.92%) Citrix
10 8 (2.24%) NetApp
10 8 (2.24%) SAP
11 7 (1.96%) Bluefish Communications
11 7 (1.96%) CheckPoint
11 7 (1.96%) EMC
11 7 (1.96%) Remedy
12 6 (1.68%) 3PAR
12 6 (1.68%) IBM
12 6 (1.68%) Palo Alto
13 5 (1.40%) SaltStack
14 4 (1.12%) SevOne
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