Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 342 433 482
Rank change year-on-year +91 +49 +238
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 785 552 482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.53% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.25% 1.59% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 366 338
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £400
90th Percentile £675 £688 £622
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £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 34,816 34,745 34,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.06% 33.62% 33.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,964 23,064 22,260
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,040 1,010 1,212
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.98% +3.28% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% - +8.11%

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 12 December 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 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 12 December 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 +84 732 £550 +4.76% 201
London +59 386 £550 - 85
UK excluding London +53 383 £500 +5.26% 141
South East -6 122 £525 +10.53% 41
North of England +17 106 £509 +1.80% 27
Midlands +47 78 £479 -8.81% 37
Yorkshire +36 66 £525 +5.00% 9
West Midlands +34 64 £500 -4.76% 22
Scotland +1 28 £388 -8.71% 3
North West -34 27 £489 -2.25% 13
South West -37 19 £488 +8.33% 6
East of England -10 17 £425 -12.82% 5
North East 0 13 £473 +30.34% 5
East Midlands +18 12 £350 - 15
Wales - 11 £700 - 2
Northern Ireland - 4 £425 - 20

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 532 (67.77%) Amazon AWS
2 442 (56.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 329 (41.91%) DevOps
4 245 (31.21%) Linux
5 242 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
6 203 (25.86%) Ansible
7 200 (25.48%) Microsoft
8 183 (23.31%) Jenkins
9 168 (21.40%) PaaS
10 167 (21.27%) Docker
11 163 (20.76%) Configuration Management
12 156 (19.87%) Terraform
13 154 (19.62%) Python
14 145 (18.47%) Migration
14 145 (18.47%) IaaS
15 138 (17.58%) Kubernetes
16 136 (17.32%) Windows
17 135 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
18 133 (16.94%) SaaS
19 129 (16.43%) Puppet
20 128 (16.31%) Java
21 127 (16.18%) Data Centre
22 120 (15.29%) Security Cleared
23 113 (14.39%) Git (software)
23 113 (14.39%) Opscode Chef
24 108 (13.76%) Finance
25 98 (12.48%) Web Services
26 95 (12.10%) Bash Shell
27 91 (11.59%) Active Directory
28 88 (11.21%) SC Cleared

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 34 (4.33%) Confluence
2 30 (3.82%) Apache
3 21 (2.68%) SharePoint
4 19 (2.42%) IIS
5 14 (1.78%) CMS
5 14 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (1.66%) Cloud Foundry
7 10 (1.27%) nginx
7 10 (1.27%) OpenStack
7 10 (1.27%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.15%) Skype for Business
8 9 (1.15%) WordPress
9 4 (0.51%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.51%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.51%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.38%) Drupal
11 2 (0.25%) K2 blackpearl
11 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.25%) SPSS
3 1 (0.13%) InVision
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (0.76%) SAP BPC
1 6 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.64%) Oracle FAH
3 3 (0.38%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 532 (67.77%) Amazon AWS
2 442 (56.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 168 (21.40%) PaaS
4 145 (18.47%) IaaS
5 133 (16.94%) SaaS
6 87 (11.08%) Google Cloud Platform
7 47 (5.99%) Cloud Computing
8 46 (5.86%) Office 365
9 42 (5.35%) Serverless
10 40 (5.10%) AWS CloudFormation
11 34 (4.33%) Amazon EC2
12 31 (3.95%) Amazon S3
13 29 (3.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 27 (3.44%) Azure Active Directory
14 27 (3.44%) GitHub
15 24 (3.06%) OpenShift
16 23 (2.93%) Amazon SQS
16 23 (2.93%) AWS Lambda
17 22 (2.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 20 (2.55%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 86 (10.96%) Firewall
2 75 (9.55%) DNS
3 64 (8.15%) VPN
4 51 (6.50%) TCP/IP
5 24 (3.06%) ICMP
6 23 (2.93%) LAN
6 23 (2.93%) WAN
7 22 (2.80%) HTTP
8 21 (2.68%) SAN
9 17 (2.17%) Internet
10 14 (1.78%) BGP
11 12 (1.53%) Network Security
12 11 (1.40%) Unified Communications
13 10 (1.27%) OSPF
13 10 (1.27%) Reverse Proxy
14 9 (1.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 9 (1.15%) Skype
15 8 (1.02%) NAS
15 8 (1.02%) NFC
15 8 (1.02%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (5.73%) MongoDB
2 41 (5.22%) NoSQL
3 37 (4.71%) SQL Server
4 33 (4.20%) MySQL
5 32 (4.08%) Amazon RDS
6 27 (3.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 24 (3.06%) Redis
8 22 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 21 (2.68%) Big Data
10 14 (1.78%) Hadoop
11 13 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (1.02%) Couchbase
13 8 (1.02%) Relational Database
13 8 (1.02%) SQLite
14 7 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.89%) SAP BW
15 6 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
15 6 (0.76%) HBase
15 6 (0.76%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 183 (23.31%) Jenkins
2 113 (14.39%) Git (software)
3 61 (7.77%) JIRA
4 42 (5.35%) SonarQube
5 37 (4.71%) Visual Studio Team System
6 34 (4.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 32 (4.08%) Maven
7 32 (4.08%) Visual Studio
8 30 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 29 (3.69%) GitLab
10 26 (3.31%) Bitbucket
11 25 (3.18%) Artifactory
12 20 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 18 (2.29%) TeamCity
14 17 (2.17%) Cucumber
14 17 (2.17%) Subversion
15 16 (2.04%) Selenium
16 13 (1.66%) GoCD
17 10 (1.27%) Eclipse
17 10 (1.27%) Xcode
General
1 108 (13.76%) Finance
2 36 (4.59%) Banking
3 31 (3.95%) Telecoms
4 21 (2.68%) Retail
5 15 (1.91%) Marketing
6 14 (1.78%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.27%) Back Office
9 8 (1.02%) Billing
9 8 (1.02%) Electronics
10 7 (0.89%) Law
11 5 (0.64%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.51%) Automotive
13 2 (0.25%) Advertising
13 2 (0.25%) Games
13 2 (0.25%) Publishing
14 1 (0.13%) French Language
14 1 (0.13%) German Language
14 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.13%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 211 (26.88%) Architect
2 170 (21.66%) DevOps Engineer
3 78 (9.94%) Cloud Architect
4 65 (8.28%) Consultant
5 64 (8.15%) Cloud Engineer
6 59 (7.52%) AWS DevOps
7 57 (7.26%) AWS Engineer
8 49 (6.24%) AWS Architect
9 48 (6.11%) Solutions Architect
10 47 (5.99%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 35 (4.46%) Azure Architect
12 34 (4.33%) Azure Engineer
12 34 (4.33%) Developer
13 32 (4.08%) Infrastructure Architect
14 29 (3.69%) Cloud Consultant
15 28 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 27 (3.44%) Security Architect
17 26 (3.31%) Kubernetes Engineer
18 25 (3.18%) Technical Architect
19 24 (3.06%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (12.48%) Web Services
2 64 (8.15%) Node.js
3 43 (5.48%) REST
4 37 (4.71%) .NET
5 34 (4.33%) Elastic Stack
6 32 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
7 31 (3.95%) Kafka
8 28 (3.57%) JSON
9 27 (3.44%) SOAP
10 19 (2.42%) CSS
10 19 (2.42%) HTML
11 17 (2.17%) Middleware
12 15 (1.91%) HTML5
12 15 (1.91%) jQuery
12 15 (1.91%) React
12 15 (1.91%) Sensu
13 13 (1.66%) ActiveMQ
14 12 (1.53%) J2EE
14 12 (1.53%) Spring
15 11 (1.40%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 127 (16.18%) Data Centre
2 62 (7.90%) Hybrid Cloud
3 50 (6.37%) Private Cloud
4 30 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (3.31%) Management Information System
6 22 (2.80%) Mobile App
6 22 (2.80%) Replication
7 18 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (1.91%) User Experience
9 13 (1.66%) Cloud Native
9 13 (1.66%) Hedge funds
10 11 (1.40%) Virtual Team
11 10 (1.27%) Driving Licence
11 10 (1.27%) Microsoft Licensing
11 10 (1.27%) PKI
12 9 (1.15%) Data Structures
12 9 (1.15%) iPhone
13 8 (1.02%) Clustering
14 7 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
15 6 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 245 (31.21%) Linux
2 136 (17.32%) Windows
3 69 (8.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 64 (8.15%) Windows Server
5 58 (7.39%) Unix
6 26 (3.31%) CentOS
7 18 (2.29%) Android
8 16 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (1.91%) Ubuntu
10 14 (1.78%) Apple iOS
10 14 (1.78%) VMS
11 11 (1.40%) Windows 7
12 10 (1.27%) Windows 10
13 8 (1.02%) Solaris
14 7 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.76%) CoreOS
16 5 (0.64%) AIX
17 3 (0.38%) Windows XP
18 1 (0.13%) Debian
18 1 (0.13%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (41.91%) DevOps
2 242 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
3 163 (20.76%) Configuration Management
4 145 (18.47%) Migration
5 135 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
6 74 (9.43%) Open Source
7 73 (9.30%) ITIL
8 72 (9.17%) Mentoring
9 70 (8.92%) Microservices
10 58 (7.39%) Load Balancing
11 57 (7.26%) Coaching
12 54 (6.88%) Test Automation
13 53 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 50 (6.37%) Scrum
15 48 (6.11%) Continuous Delivery
16 45 (5.73%) Technical Leadership
17 44 (5.61%) Technical Architecture
18 43 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
18 43 (5.48%) TDD
19 38 (4.84%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 154 (19.62%) Python
2 128 (16.31%) Java
3 95 (12.10%) Bash Shell
4 82 (10.45%) JavaScript
5 80 (10.19%) PowerShell
6 70 (8.92%) SQL
7 48 (6.11%) Ruby
8 43 (5.48%) Perl
9 41 (5.22%) C#
10 22 (2.80%) Go
10 22 (2.80%) Scala
11 13 (1.66%) PHP
12 12 (1.53%) Java 8
12 12 (1.53%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.27%) Apple Swift
13 10 (1.27%) Objective-C
14 9 (1.15%) AWK
15 8 (1.02%) C
15 8 (1.02%) Clojure
16 7 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 120 (15.29%) Security Cleared
2 88 (11.21%) SC Cleared
3 49 (6.24%) Degree
4 29 (3.69%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (2.42%) CISM
5 19 (2.42%) CISSP
6 17 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (1.91%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.40%) MCSE
9 9 (1.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 9 (1.15%) AWS Certification
9 9 (1.15%) CCIE
9 9 (1.15%) CCSP
10 8 (1.02%) CISA
10 8 (1.02%) CLAS
10 8 (1.02%) CREST Certified
10 8 (1.02%) IISP
11 7 (0.89%) CCNA
11 7 (0.89%) MCSA
12 6 (0.76%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.06%) GDPR
2 22 (2.80%) QA
3 20 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.78%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (1.15%) PMO
7 8 (1.02%) ISAE 3402
7 8 (1.02%) ISO 22301
7 8 (1.02%) ISO 31000
7 8 (1.02%) ISO 9001
7 8 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 7 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.89%) SLA
9 5 (0.64%) COBIT
10 4 (0.51%) PSD2
11 3 (0.38%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.38%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 2 (0.25%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.13%) NIST 800
System Software
1 167 (21.27%) Docker
2 91 (11.59%) Active Directory
3 44 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (2.93%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.40%) Apache Flume
5 11 (1.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 8 (1.02%) ISA Server
7 7 (0.89%) GPFS
7 7 (0.89%) LXC
7 7 (0.89%) vSphere
8 6 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.76%) XenApp
9 4 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.51%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.38%) Dovecot
10 3 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.38%) Postfix
10 3 (0.38%) vCloud
11 2 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 203 (25.86%) Ansible
2 156 (19.87%) Terraform
3 138 (17.58%) Kubernetes
4 129 (16.43%) Puppet
5 113 (14.39%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (3.18%) ZABBIX
7 24 (3.06%) SCCM
8 22 (2.80%) Nagios
9 18 (2.29%) Mesos
10 17 (2.17%) Graphite
11 16 (2.04%) Salt
12 14 (1.78%) SCOrch
12 14 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
13 13 (1.66%) HAProxy
13 13 (1.66%) SCOM
14 12 (1.53%) CloudForms
14 12 (1.53%) Sysdig
15 11 (1.40%) Grafana
15 11 (1.40%) Kibana
15 11 (1.40%) Packer
Vendors
1 200 (25.48%) Microsoft
2 88 (11.21%) Google
3 70 (8.92%) VMware
4 47 (5.99%) Splunk
5 46 (5.86%) Red Hat
6 43 (5.48%) Cisco
7 36 (4.59%) IBM
8 34 (4.33%) Oracle
9 26 (3.31%) Citrix
10 22 (2.80%) HP
11 21 (2.68%) New Relic
11 21 (2.68%) SAP
12 18 (2.29%) CA
13 16 (2.04%) F5
14 14 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (1.66%) Atlassian
16 12 (1.53%) ServiceNow
17 10 (1.27%) Tripwire
17 10 (1.27%) Twitter
17 10 (1.27%) Xamarin