Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 257 312 382
Rank change year-on-year +55 +70 +99
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 734 834 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 0.84% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.25% 2.60% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 572 416
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
10th Percentile £387 £369 £375
90th Percentile £700 £675 £681
UK excluding London median daily rate £531 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +6.20% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
UK median hourly rate £69.75 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +99.29% -22.22% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £87.50 - £45.00

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 22,593 32,055 33,156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.20% 32.16% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,241 20,891 22,007
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £258
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,008 1,002 987
UK median hourly rate £24.25 £20.38 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.99% -2.98% +5.00%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.35
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £48.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.50% - +2.28%

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 23 January 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Cloud over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Public Cloud in the UK

Public Cloud
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 Public Cloud within the UK over the 6 months to 23 January 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 +68 700 £550 +3.29% 262
UK excluding London +21 367 £531 +6.20% 154
London +91 346 £600 +9.09% 131
North of England +38 127 £550 +10.00% 33
South East +12 98 £523 +4.50% 44
South West +68 74 £538 +7.60% 14
North West +60 74 £550 +4.76% 17
Midlands -4 32 £513 +8.75% 25
North East +21 30 £395 -16.84% 3
Yorkshire +4 23 £509 -3.10% 13
East Midlands +38 16 £513 +20.59% 11
Scotland +15 16 £513 +32.09% 12
West Midlands -2 16 £513 +2.50% 14
East of England +24 12 £500 +15.27% 13
Wales +12 5 £475 -29.63% 10
Northern Ireland +6 3 - - 3

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Public Cloud 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 Public Cloud.

1 517 (70.44%) AWS
2 493 (67.17%) Azure
3 298 (40.60%) Agile Software Development
4 241 (32.83%) DevOps
5 197 (26.84%) GCP
6 168 (22.89%) Python
7 162 (22.07%) Microsoft
8 161 (21.93%) Kubernetes
9 149 (20.30%) Ansible
10 143 (19.48%) Docker
11 142 (19.35%) Finance
12 133 (18.12%) Java
12 133 (18.12%) SQL
13 121 (16.49%) Terraform
14 117 (15.94%) Migration
15 116 (15.80%) Windows
16 115 (15.67%) Linux
16 115 (15.67%) Microservices
16 115 (15.67%) Jenkins
17 112 (15.26%) VMware
18 107 (14.58%) IaaS
18 107 (14.58%) Data Centre
19 106 (14.44%) PaaS
20 104 (14.17%) PowerShell
21 100 (13.62%) Security Cleared
22 94 (12.81%) VMware Infrastructure
23 93 (12.67%) Analytics
24 92 (12.53%) Google
25 91 (12.40%) Scrum
25 91 (12.40%) Opscode Chef

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 27 (3.68%) Apache
2 26 (3.54%) Apache Spark
3 18 (2.45%) OpenStack
4 14 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.50%) Confluence
6 10 (1.36%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.23%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.82%) nginx
8 6 (0.82%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.68%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.54%) IIS
10 4 (0.54%) Jupyter
10 4 (0.54%) NetWeaver
11 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Fuse
11 3 (0.41%) SAP Portal
12 2 (0.27%) SAS
12 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 18 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.04%) FINCAD Analytics
2 4 (0.54%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.41%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 517 (70.44%) AWS
2 493 (67.17%) Azure
3 197 (26.84%) GCP
4 107 (14.58%) IaaS
5 106 (14.44%) PaaS
6 75 (10.22%) SaaS
7 56 (7.63%) Office 365
8 43 (5.86%) OpenShift
9 39 (5.31%) GitHub
10 36 (4.90%) AWS CloudFormation
11 33 (4.50%) Serverless
12 31 (4.22%) Azure Active Directory
13 23 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
14 21 (2.86%) Amazon S3
15 20 (2.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 18 (2.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 17 (2.32%) Apigee
18 15 (2.04%) AWS Step Functions
19 13 (1.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
19 13 (1.77%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 62 (8.45%) Firewall
2 51 (6.95%) DNS
3 32 (4.36%) VPN
4 27 (3.68%) TCP/IP
5 26 (3.54%) WAN
6 21 (2.86%) Internet
7 20 (2.72%) DHCP
8 15 (2.04%) LAN
9 14 (1.91%) SAN
10 13 (1.77%) Kerberos
11 11 (1.50%) Network Security
11 11 (1.50%) Skype
12 10 (1.36%) MPLS
12 10 (1.36%) Wireless
13 8 (1.09%) IPsec
13 8 (1.09%) SSL
14 7 (0.95%) BGP
14 7 (0.95%) HTTP
14 7 (0.95%) Unified Communications
15 5 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (10.49%) NoSQL
2 60 (8.17%) SQL Server
3 41 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (4.77%) Big Data
5 29 (3.95%) MongoDB
6 23 (3.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 23 (3.13%) Hadoop
7 21 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
7 21 (2.86%) SAP HANA
8 20 (2.72%) Amazon Athena
8 20 (2.72%) Data Lake
9 19 (2.59%) MySQL
10 17 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (2.18%) Amazon Aurora
11 16 (2.18%) Amazon RDS
11 16 (2.18%) Azure SQL Database
11 16 (2.18%) Flink
12 14 (1.91%) BigQuery
13 13 (1.77%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 115 (15.67%) Jenkins
2 52 (7.08%) Git (software)
3 32 (4.36%) JIRA
4 30 (4.09%) Artifactory
4 30 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (2.32%) Bitbucket
6 15 (2.04%) GitLab
6 15 (2.04%) Selenium
6 15 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
6 15 (2.04%) TeamCity
6 15 (2.04%) Visual Studio
7 13 (1.77%) Subversion
8 10 (1.36%) Bitbucket Server
8 10 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (1.09%) Maven
10 5 (0.68%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.54%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.41%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 142 (19.35%) Finance
2 61 (8.31%) Public Sector
3 54 (7.36%) Banking
4 28 (3.81%) Front Office
5 23 (3.13%) Marketing
6 20 (2.72%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.32%) Investment Banking
8 16 (2.18%) Retail
9 14 (1.91%) Billing
9 14 (1.91%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.50%) Legal
11 6 (0.82%) Electronics
12 5 (0.68%) Advertising
12 5 (0.68%) Automotive
12 5 (0.68%) Law
13 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.41%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 206 (28.07%) Architect
2 110 (14.99%) DevOps Engineer
3 82 (11.17%) Cloud Architect
4 75 (10.22%) Cloud Engineer
5 73 (9.95%) Developer
6 50 (6.81%) Solutions Architect
7 46 (6.27%) Azure Architect
8 42 (5.72%) Azure Engineer
9 40 (5.45%) Consultant
10 38 (5.18%) AWS Engineer
11 35 (4.77%) Analyst
12 31 (4.22%) Senior Architect
13 29 (3.95%) Senior DevOps
14 28 (3.81%) AWS Architect
15 27 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 26 (3.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 25 (3.41%) AWS Developer
17 25 (3.41%) Project Manager
18 24 (3.27%) Data Architect
19 23 (3.13%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (11.85%) Web Services
2 50 (6.81%) .NET
3 37 (5.04%) Node.js
4 30 (4.09%) Kafka
5 29 (3.95%) React
6 28 (3.81%) RESTful
7 23 (3.13%) SAML
8 18 (2.45%) J2EE
8 18 (2.45%) RabbitMQ
9 17 (2.32%) HTML
9 17 (2.32%) OAuth
9 17 (2.32%) OpenID
10 16 (2.18%) CSS
11 14 (1.91%) Elastic Stack
11 14 (1.91%) REST
12 13 (1.77%) AngularJS
13 12 (1.63%) SOAP
13 12 (1.63%) Spring
14 10 (1.36%) LAMP
15 9 (1.23%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 107 (14.58%) Data Centre
2 78 (10.63%) Hybrid Cloud
3 51 (6.95%) Private Cloud
4 48 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (4.90%) Greenfield Project
6 28 (3.81%) Derivative
6 28 (3.81%) Equities
6 28 (3.81%) Equity Derivative
6 28 (3.81%) Fixed Income
6 28 (3.81%) Hedge funds
7 23 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (2.72%) Replication
9 16 (2.18%) User Experience
10 15 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 14 (1.91%) Virtual Team
12 13 (1.77%) Blog
12 13 (1.77%) Clustering
13 11 (1.50%) PKI
14 10 (1.36%) Cloud Native
15 9 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 116 (15.80%) Windows
2 115 (15.67%) Linux
3 51 (6.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 46 (6.27%) Windows Server
5 31 (4.22%) CentOS
5 31 (4.22%) Ubuntu
6 19 (2.59%) Windows 10
7 15 (2.04%) Unix
8 14 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.68%) VMS
11 4 (0.54%) AIX
11 4 (0.54%) Android
11 4 (0.54%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.27%) DC/OS
12 2 (0.27%) Debian
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.14%) Solaris
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (40.60%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (32.83%) DevOps
3 117 (15.94%) Migration
4 115 (15.67%) Microservices
5 93 (12.67%) Analytics
6 91 (12.40%) Scrum
7 75 (10.22%) Configuration Management
8 67 (9.13%) Open Source
9 63 (8.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 61 (8.31%) Infrastructure as Code
10 61 (8.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 59 (8.04%) Software Engineering
12 50 (6.81%) Continuous Integration
13 43 (5.86%) High Availability
14 41 (5.59%) Mentoring
15 37 (5.04%) Project Delivery
16 35 (4.77%) Continuous Improvement
17 33 (4.50%) Data Analytics
17 33 (4.50%) Data Modelling
18 32 (4.36%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 168 (22.89%) Python
2 133 (18.12%) Java
2 133 (18.12%) SQL
3 104 (14.17%) PowerShell
4 70 (9.54%) Bash Shell
5 52 (7.08%) JavaScript
6 42 (5.72%) C++
7 36 (4.90%) C#
8 30 (4.09%) Perl
9 26 (3.54%) Go
10 23 (3.13%) R
10 23 (3.13%) Ruby
11 17 (2.32%) C
12 16 (2.18%) Scala
13 13 (1.77%) PHP
13 13 (1.77%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.23%) Kotlin
15 6 (0.82%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.68%) F#
17 4 (0.54%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 100 (13.62%) Security Cleared
2 79 (10.76%) SC Cleared
3 60 (8.17%) Degree
4 27 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (1.77%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (1.63%) CISSP
8 11 (1.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 11 (1.50%) CCIE
8 11 (1.50%) SANS
9 9 (1.23%) CCNA
9 9 (1.23%) CCSP
9 9 (1.23%) CISM
9 9 (1.23%) MCSE
10 8 (1.09%) CISA
11 6 (0.82%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.82%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.36%) QA
2 28 (3.81%) NCSC
3 17 (2.32%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.91%) NIST
5 12 (1.63%) GDPR
5 12 (1.63%) PMO
5 12 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (1.23%) Data Quality
8 8 (1.09%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.54%) GxP
10 3 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.27%) SLA
12 1 (0.14%) COBIT
12 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 143 (19.48%) Docker
2 94 (12.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (8.86%) Active Directory
4 38 (5.18%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.77%) VMware NSX
6 9 (1.23%) HDFS
7 8 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.09%) vSphere
8 5 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.68%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.54%) KVM
9 4 (0.54%) NDS
9 4 (0.54%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 3 (0.41%) oVirt
11 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.27%) vCloud
11 2 (0.27%) XenApp
12 1 (0.14%) OpenIDM
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 161 (21.93%) Kubernetes
2 149 (20.30%) Ansible
3 121 (16.49%) Terraform
4 91 (12.40%) Opscode Chef
5 72 (9.81%) Puppet
6 33 (4.50%) SCCM
7 28 (3.81%) Nagios
8 21 (2.86%) Grafana
8 21 (2.86%) Prometheus
9 14 (1.91%) Salt
10 13 (1.77%) Kibana
10 13 (1.77%) SCOM
11 11 (1.50%) logstash
12 10 (1.36%) Packer
13 8 (1.09%) Hadoop YARN
13 8 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.82%) HAProxy
14 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
14 6 (0.82%) ZABBIX
15 5 (0.68%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 162 (22.07%) Microsoft
2 112 (15.26%) VMware
3 92 (12.53%) Google
4 53 (7.22%) Cisco
5 45 (6.13%) Oracle
6 36 (4.90%) Splunk
7 35 (4.77%) SAP
8 34 (4.63%) Red Hat
9 32 (4.36%) Citrix
10 25 (3.41%) Tableau
11 21 (2.86%) Palo Alto
12 15 (2.04%) HP
12 15 (2.04%) Juniper
13 14 (1.91%) New Relic
14 12 (1.63%) ServiceNow
15 11 (1.50%) Fortinet
16 9 (1.23%) BMC
16 9 (1.23%) F5
16 9 (1.23%) Veracode
17 8 (1.09%) Dell