Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 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.

Public Cloud
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 395 492 555
Rank change year-on-year +97 +63 +219
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 627 407 387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.42% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.80% 1.23% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 256 294
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £377
90th Percentile £700 £675 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £478 £475
% change year-on-year +4.71% +0.53% -8.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.00 -

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 34,855 32,986 37,195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.10% 34.20% 34.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,566 21,495 24,288
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £621
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,061 1,048 1,258
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% -0.41% +10.05%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.66 £20.81
% change year-on-year +1.73% -5.50% +15.58%

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 19 August 2018.

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 15 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 19 August 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 +77 601 £550 +4.76% 180
London +78 344 £550 - 77
UK excluding London +46 275 £500 +4.71% 116
North of England +52 98 £525 -4.55% 18
South East -8 84 £525 +26.51% 28
Midlands -3 52 £500 - 29
Yorkshire +41 48 £525 - 11
West Midlands -22 39 £500 - 24
North West +9 38 £525 -2.33% 5
Scotland -23 20 £444 - 2
East Midlands +7 12 £450 -18.18% 5
North East 0 12 £500 -9.09% 2
South West -28 12 £450 +38.46% 10
East of England -1 8 £525 +10.53% 17
Wales - 1 £450 - 2

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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.

1 391 (62.36%) Amazon AWS
2 334 (53.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 229 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
4 205 (32.70%) DevOps
5 176 (28.07%) Linux
6 148 (23.60%) Java
7 133 (21.21%) Microsoft
7 133 (21.21%) Migration
7 133 (21.21%) Ansible
8 123 (19.62%) Windows
9 122 (19.46%) Docker
10 119 (18.98%) PaaS
11 118 (18.82%) Configuration Management
12 112 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
13 109 (17.38%) Python
14 106 (16.91%) Jenkins
15 104 (16.59%) Puppet
16 102 (16.27%) Security Cleared
17 96 (15.31%) IaaS
17 96 (15.31%) Kubernetes
18 92 (14.67%) Data Centre
19 89 (14.19%) SaaS
20 88 (14.04%) Terraform
21 83 (13.24%) Opscode Chef
22 75 (11.96%) Microservices
22 75 (11.96%) Web Services
22 75 (11.96%) Finance
23 74 (11.80%) PowerShell
24 73 (11.64%) Active Directory
25 72 (11.48%) Google

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 33 (5.26%) Apache
2 18 (2.87%) nginx
3 15 (2.39%) Cloud Foundry
3 15 (2.39%) IIS
4 14 (2.23%) OpenStack
5 13 (2.07%) Confluence
6 11 (1.75%) CMS
7 10 (1.59%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.44%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.44%) WordPress
9 8 (1.28%) WildFly
10 7 (1.12%) Apache Pig
10 7 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (1.12%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.96%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.96%) Jetty
11 6 (0.96%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.80%) Mongrel
12 5 (0.80%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.96%) SAP BPC
1 6 (0.96%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.32%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 391 (62.36%) Amazon AWS
2 334 (53.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 119 (18.98%) PaaS
4 96 (15.31%) IaaS
5 89 (14.19%) SaaS
6 50 (7.97%) Cloud Computing
7 49 (7.81%) Google Cloud Platform
8 36 (5.74%) AWS CloudFormation
9 31 (4.94%) Office 365
10 20 (3.19%) Serverless
11 18 (2.87%) OpenShift
12 15 (2.39%) GitHub
13 14 (2.23%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (1.44%) Slack
14 9 (1.44%) Tricentis Tosca
15 8 (1.28%) Datadog
16 7 (1.12%) Amazon S3
16 7 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
16 7 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 6 (0.96%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 71 (11.32%) Firewall
2 55 (8.77%) DNS
3 54 (8.61%) VPN
4 40 (6.38%) TCP/IP
5 26 (4.15%) HTTP
6 24 (3.83%) SAN
7 20 (3.19%) Internet
8 16 (2.55%) SSL
9 12 (1.91%) LAN
9 12 (1.91%) MPLS
9 12 (1.91%) WAN
10 10 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (1.44%) ICMP
11 9 (1.44%) Network Security
12 8 (1.28%) NAS
12 8 (1.28%) Wireless
13 7 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 7 (1.12%) Skype
13 7 (1.12%) SMTP
14 6 (0.96%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.90%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.78%) Big Data
2 30 (4.78%) NoSQL
3 27 (4.31%) Hadoop
4 24 (3.83%) MySQL
5 23 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (3.19%) MongoDB
7 18 (2.87%) Redis
8 16 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (2.39%) Relational Database
10 14 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.12%) Apache Hive
12 7 (1.12%) SAP BW
13 6 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.96%) Flink
13 6 (0.96%) Neo4j
14 5 (0.80%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
14 5 (0.80%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 106 (16.91%) Jenkins
2 70 (11.16%) Git (software)
3 57 (9.09%) Maven
4 24 (3.83%) Subversion
5 23 (3.67%) Bitbucket
6 22 (3.51%) Artifactory
6 22 (3.51%) JIRA
7 21 (3.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 20 (3.19%) JMeter
8 20 (3.19%) SonarQube
8 20 (3.19%) The Grinder
9 19 (3.03%) Visual Studio
10 18 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (2.87%) TeamCity
11 13 (2.07%) GitLab
12 12 (1.91%) Selenium
13 11 (1.75%) Cucumber
13 11 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (1.59%) Gradle
15 9 (1.44%) gulp
General
1 75 (11.96%) Finance
2 18 (2.87%) Banking
3 17 (2.71%) Retail
4 13 (2.07%) Marketing
5 10 (1.59%) Law
6 9 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.80%) Legal
8 4 (0.64%) Back Office
8 4 (0.64%) Billing
9 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.32%) Electronics
10 2 (0.32%) Games
10 2 (0.32%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.32%) Publishing
10 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 161 (25.68%) Architect
2 101 (16.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 66 (10.53%) Consultant
4 59 (9.41%) Cloud Architect
5 49 (7.81%) Cloud Engineer
6 43 (6.86%) Developer
7 42 (6.70%) Solutions Architect
8 38 (6.06%) AWS DevOps
9 33 (5.26%) AWS Architect
10 32 (5.10%) AWS Engineer
11 26 (4.15%) Azure Engineer
11 26 (4.15%) Java Engineer
12 25 (3.99%) Senior DevOps
13 23 (3.67%) Azure Architect
13 23 (3.67%) Software Engineer
14 22 (3.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 22 (3.51%) Project Manager
15 21 (3.35%) Infrastructure Architect
15 21 (3.35%) Java Software Engineer
15 21 (3.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (11.96%) Web Services
2 64 (10.21%) Node.js
3 52 (8.29%) .NET
4 35 (5.58%) REST
5 31 (4.94%) Kafka
6 26 (4.15%) RabbitMQ
7 22 (3.51%) HTML
8 21 (3.35%) CSS
9 19 (3.03%) React
9 19 (3.03%) SOAP
9 19 (3.03%) Spring
10 18 (2.87%) ActiveMQ
10 18 (2.87%) Elastic Stack
11 17 (2.71%) AngularJS
12 16 (2.55%) RESTful
13 14 (2.23%) jQuery
14 12 (1.91%) Middleware
15 11 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
15 11 (1.75%) HTML5
16 10 (1.59%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 92 (14.67%) Data Centre
2 51 (8.13%) Private Cloud
3 37 (5.90%) Hybrid Cloud
4 21 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.19%) Computer Science
5 20 (3.19%) Replication
6 18 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (2.39%) User Experience
8 12 (1.91%) Fintech
9 11 (1.75%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.59%) Cloud Native
10 10 (1.59%) Clustering
10 10 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.59%) PKI
11 9 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.28%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.12%) Enterprise Cloud
13 7 (1.12%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.96%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 176 (28.07%) Linux
2 123 (19.62%) Windows
3 61 (9.73%) Windows Server
4 55 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (6.22%) Unix
6 28 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (3.03%) CentOS
8 14 (2.23%) Ubuntu
9 10 (1.59%) CoreOS
9 10 (1.59%) VMS
10 7 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.96%) Android
11 6 (0.96%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.96%) Debian
12 5 (0.80%) AIX
12 5 (0.80%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.80%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.64%) Fedora
13 4 (0.64%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (32.70%) DevOps
3 133 (21.21%) Migration
4 118 (18.82%) Configuration Management
5 112 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
6 75 (11.96%) Microservices
7 69 (11.00%) Mentoring
8 58 (9.25%) Test Automation
9 53 (8.45%) ITIL
10 50 (7.97%) Open Source
11 49 (7.81%) TDD
12 46 (7.34%) Load Balancing
13 44 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
14 42 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
15 40 (6.38%) Software Engineering
16 35 (5.58%) Technical Architecture
17 33 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 33 (5.26%) Scrum
18 31 (4.94%) Continuous Delivery
19 28 (4.47%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 148 (23.60%) Java
2 109 (17.38%) Python
3 74 (11.80%) PowerShell
4 59 (9.41%) SQL
5 58 (9.25%) JavaScript
6 57 (9.09%) C#
7 48 (7.66%) Ruby
8 46 (7.34%) Bash Shell
9 34 (5.42%) Scala
10 28 (4.47%) Perl
11 23 (3.67%) Go
12 21 (3.35%) Clojure
13 18 (2.87%) Java 8
14 16 (2.55%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.59%) PHP
16 8 (1.28%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.64%) C
17 4 (0.64%) Groovy
18 3 (0.48%) AWK
18 3 (0.48%) Jython
Qualifications
1 102 (16.27%) Security Cleared
2 65 (10.37%) SC Cleared
3 34 (5.42%) Degree
4 15 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (2.23%) CISSP
5 14 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (1.91%) AWS Certification
7 11 (1.75%) CISM
8 10 (1.59%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (1.28%) MCSA
11 7 (1.12%) CCNP
12 6 (0.96%) MCSE
13 5 (0.80%) BC Cleared
13 5 (0.80%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.64%) PMP
14 4 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
14 4 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.35%) GCP
2 17 (2.71%) QA
3 13 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.07%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.91%) GDPR
5 9 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.44%) SLA
6 7 (1.12%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.80%) PMO
8 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (0.48%) ISAE 3402
9 3 (0.48%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.32%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.32%) ISO 31000
10 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.16%) COBIT
11 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.16%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 122 (19.46%) Docker
2 73 (11.64%) Active Directory
3 53 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (3.51%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (1.12%) vSphere
6 6 (0.96%) VirtualBox
6 6 (0.96%) VMware NSX
6 6 (0.96%) Xen
6 6 (0.96%) XenApp
7 5 (0.80%) GPFS
7 5 (0.80%) KVM
7 5 (0.80%) LXC
8 4 (0.64%) vCloud
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.32%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.32%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.32%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 133 (21.21%) Ansible
2 104 (16.59%) Puppet
3 96 (15.31%) Kubernetes
4 88 (14.04%) Terraform
5 83 (13.24%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (3.35%) Mesos
7 17 (2.71%) Nagios
7 17 (2.71%) Salt
8 16 (2.55%) WSUS
8 16 (2.55%) ZABBIX
9 13 (2.07%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (1.59%) SCOM
11 9 (1.44%) Consul
11 9 (1.44%) Packer
11 9 (1.44%) SCCM
11 9 (1.44%) Sysdig
12 8 (1.28%) OpenView
13 7 (1.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 7 (1.12%) Kibana
14 6 (0.96%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 133 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 72 (11.48%) Google
3 69 (11.00%) VMware
4 40 (6.38%) Red Hat
5 35 (5.58%) Cisco
5 35 (5.58%) Splunk
6 21 (3.35%) Oracle
7 20 (3.19%) IBM
8 19 (3.03%) HP
9 18 (2.87%) CA
10 16 (2.55%) Citrix
11 15 (2.39%) Cloudera
11 15 (2.39%) New Relic
12 13 (2.07%) SAP
13 12 (1.91%) Apigee
13 12 (1.91%) F5
14 10 (1.59%) AppDynamics
14 10 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (1.44%) Rackspace
16 7 (1.12%) Symantec