Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 368 484 665
Rank change year-on-year +116 +181 +117
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 649 403 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.42% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.91% 1.28% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 252 123
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £400 £406
90th Percentile £675 £611 £803
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £50.00

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 33,913 31,424 34,832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.39% 32.73% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,693 20,518 22,449
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £245
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,010 1,115 1,303
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +17.14%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £47.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +18.69%

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 21 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Public Cloud over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 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 +108 605 £525 - 144
UK excluding London +128 324 £500 +11.11% 89
London +39 315 £550 - 72
South East +24 108 £475 +5.56% 16
North of England +75 89 £500 +17.65% 18
North West +54 53 £500 - 6
Midlands +22 42 £550 +12.24% 15
West Midlands +14 35 £550 +12.24% 11
South West +24 25 £475 +1.33% 4
Yorkshire +14 24 £500 -3.61% 9
Scotland -10 24 £425 -4.49% 12
East of England +7 23 £500 +2.56% 19
North East +33 12 £475 +15.85% 3
Wales - 11 £600 - 1
East Midlands - 7 £531 - 4
Northern Ireland - 2 £538 - 4

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 451 (69.49%) Amazon AWS
2 341 (52.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 293 (45.15%) DevOps
4 230 (35.44%) Linux
5 219 (33.74%) Agile Software Development
6 215 (33.13%) Ansible
7 162 (24.96%) Jenkins
8 158 (24.35%) Python
9 153 (23.57%) Continuous Integration
10 140 (21.57%) Puppet
11 138 (21.26%) Java
12 137 (21.11%) Docker
13 119 (18.34%) Configuration Management
14 113 (17.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 113 (17.41%) Microservices
15 106 (16.33%) Terraform
16 101 (15.56%) Windows
17 100 (15.41%) IaaS
18 99 (15.25%) Microsoft
18 99 (15.25%) Migration
18 99 (15.25%) Security Cleared
19 95 (14.64%) Git (software)
19 95 (14.64%) Web Services
20 90 (13.87%) PaaS
21 86 (13.25%) Load Balancing
22 85 (13.10%) Bash Shell
23 84 (12.94%) Finance
24 78 (12.02%) SaaS
25 75 (11.56%) TDD
26 74 (11.40%) Ruby

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 40 (6.16%) Confluence
2 39 (6.01%) Tomcat
3 35 (5.39%) OpenStack
4 29 (4.47%) nginx
5 19 (2.93%) Cloud Foundry
6 10 (1.54%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.23%) Apache
7 8 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.23%) IBM Domino
8 7 (1.08%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.92%) IIS
9 6 (0.92%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.92%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.92%) WildFly
10 4 (0.62%) CMS
10 4 (0.62%) SAS
10 4 (0.62%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.46%) JBoss
11 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (0.62%) SAP GRC
1 4 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.46%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.15%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 451 (69.49%) Amazon AWS
2 341 (52.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 100 (15.41%) IaaS
4 90 (13.87%) PaaS
5 78 (12.02%) SaaS
6 62 (9.55%) Cloud Computing
7 60 (9.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 46 (7.09%) GitHub
9 44 (6.78%) AWS CloudFormation
10 36 (5.55%) Office 365
11 31 (4.78%) Amazon EC2
12 29 (4.47%) Slack
13 20 (3.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 17 (2.62%) Amazon S3
15 12 (1.85%) OpenShift
15 12 (1.85%) Serverless
16 11 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 10 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
18 9 (1.39%) Route 53
19 8 (1.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 70 (10.79%) VPN
2 69 (10.63%) Firewall
3 49 (7.55%) DNS
4 40 (6.16%) TCP/IP
5 35 (5.39%) HTTP
6 29 (4.47%) LAN
7 27 (4.16%) WAN
8 23 (3.54%) Network Security
9 15 (2.31%) Internet
9 15 (2.31%) SAN
10 13 (2.00%) ICMP
11 11 (1.69%) Software-Defined Networking
11 11 (1.69%) VoIP
12 10 (1.54%) IPsec
12 10 (1.54%) SSL
13 9 (1.39%) DHCP
14 8 (1.23%) MPLS
15 7 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
16 6 (0.92%) FTP
16 6 (0.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 57 (8.78%) NoSQL
3 50 (7.70%) MySQL
4 40 (6.16%) MongoDB
5 29 (4.47%) Amazon RDS
6 25 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (2.93%) Hadoop
8 16 (2.47%) Big Data
9 14 (2.16%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.69%) Event Store
10 11 (1.69%) Star Schema
11 10 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 10 (1.54%) Redis
12 9 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.39%) DB2
13 6 (0.92%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.77%) SAP HANA
15 4 (0.62%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 162 (24.96%) Jenkins
2 95 (14.64%) Git (software)
3 48 (7.40%) JIRA
4 31 (4.78%) TeamCity
5 30 (4.62%) Maven
6 24 (3.70%) SonarQube
7 19 (2.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 19 (2.93%) Subversion
8 16 (2.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 15 (2.31%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (2.00%) Artifactory
11 12 (1.85%) Selenium
12 11 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (1.39%) GitLab
13 9 (1.39%) GoCD
14 7 (1.08%) git-flow
15 5 (0.77%) Vagrant
15 5 (0.77%) Visual Studio
16 4 (0.62%) JMeter
16 4 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 84 (12.94%) Finance
2 34 (5.24%) Retail
3 24 (3.70%) Banking
4 22 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.00%) Billing
5 13 (2.00%) Law
6 12 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.69%) Marketing
8 5 (0.77%) Electronics
9 4 (0.62%) Legal
9 4 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.15%) Back Office
10 1 (0.15%) Games
10 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 178 (27.43%) Architect
2 128 (19.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 81 (12.48%) Developer
4 80 (12.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 71 (10.94%) Cloud Architect
6 57 (8.78%) Senior DevOps
6 57 (8.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 56 (8.63%) Consultant
8 52 (8.01%) Azure Architect
9 51 (7.86%) AWS Architect
10 46 (7.09%) AWS DevOps
11 45 (6.93%) AWS Engineer
12 39 (6.01%) Linux Engineer
13 31 (4.78%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 30 (4.62%) .NET Developer
14 30 (4.62%) Full Stack Developer
15 28 (4.31%) AWS Consultant
15 28 (4.31%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 28 (4.31%) Senior Developer
15 28 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (14.64%) Web Services
2 56 (8.63%) .NET
3 55 (8.47%) AngularJS
4 43 (6.63%) React
5 42 (6.47%) ASP.NET
5 42 (6.47%) ASP.NET MVC
6 38 (5.86%) Node.js
7 35 (5.39%) ASP.NET Web API
8 26 (4.01%) REST
9 25 (3.85%) CSS
10 24 (3.70%) HTML
11 23 (3.54%) RESTful
12 22 (3.39%) Ember.js
13 19 (2.93%) JSON
14 18 (2.77%) Kafka
14 18 (2.77%) Middleware
15 15 (2.31%) Elastic Stack
15 15 (2.31%) Spring
16 13 (2.00%) Spring Boot
17 12 (1.85%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 70 (10.79%) Data Centre
2 57 (8.78%) Hybrid Cloud
3 46 (7.09%) Private Cloud
4 28 (4.31%) Blog
5 24 (3.70%) Clustering
6 23 (3.54%) Enterprise Cloud
7 19 (2.93%) Computer Science
7 19 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.93%) Virtual Team
8 14 (2.16%) CESG
8 14 (2.16%) Cloud Native
8 14 (2.16%) PKI
9 13 (2.00%) Fintech
10 12 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (1.85%) Replication
11 9 (1.39%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 5 (0.77%) CMDB
13 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Licensing
13 5 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 230 (35.44%) Linux
2 113 (17.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 101 (15.56%) Windows
4 51 (7.86%) Unix
5 46 (7.09%) CentOS
6 36 (5.55%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.23%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.23%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.92%) Android
8 6 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.77%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.62%) CoreOS
10 4 (0.62%) Debian
10 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.31%) AIX
12 2 (0.31%) HPUX
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (45.15%) DevOps
2 219 (33.74%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (23.57%) Continuous Integration
4 119 (18.34%) Configuration Management
5 113 (17.41%) Microservices
6 99 (15.25%) Migration
7 86 (13.25%) Load Balancing
8 75 (11.56%) TDD
9 70 (10.79%) Continuous Delivery
10 68 (10.48%) Scrum
10 68 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 67 (10.32%) Mentoring
12 63 (9.71%) ITIL
13 57 (8.78%) Test Automation
14 56 (8.63%) Open Source
15 50 (7.70%) High Availability
16 49 (7.55%) CQRS
17 46 (7.09%) User Stories
18 45 (6.93%) E-Commerce
19 43 (6.63%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 158 (24.35%) Python
2 138 (21.26%) Java
3 85 (13.10%) Bash Shell
4 74 (11.40%) Ruby
5 70 (10.79%) C#
6 67 (10.32%) Perl
7 63 (9.71%) SQL
8 56 (8.63%) PowerShell
9 54 (8.32%) JavaScript
10 29 (4.47%) Groovy
11 21 (3.24%) Go
12 13 (2.00%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.39%) VB
13 9 (1.39%) VBScript
14 8 (1.23%) C
14 8 (1.23%) Scala
15 7 (1.08%) PHP
16 5 (0.77%) Korn
17 4 (0.62%) ES6
17 4 (0.62%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 99 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 60 (9.24%) SC Cleared
3 37 (5.70%) Degree
4 26 (4.01%) CISSP
5 25 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (3.85%) CISM
6 18 (2.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 17 (2.62%) CCSP
8 14 (2.16%) AWS Certification
8 14 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (1.54%) MCSE
11 9 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (1.23%) DV Cleared
13 7 (1.08%) CESG Certified Professional
14 6 (0.92%) CCNP
15 4 (0.62%) CCIE
16 3 (0.46%) CCNA
16 3 (0.46%) PMI Certification
16 3 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (3.08%) QA
3 19 (2.93%) GCP
4 14 (2.16%) COBIT
5 12 (1.85%) PCI DSS
6 8 (1.23%) ISO 22301
7 7 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.92%) GDPR
9 4 (0.62%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.62%) GAAP
9 4 (0.62%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.46%) PMO
10 3 (0.46%) RMADS
11 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 137 (21.11%) Docker
2 46 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.47%) Active Directory
4 22 (3.39%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.39%) XenApp
7 7 (1.08%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.77%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.77%) Xen
9 4 (0.62%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.62%) XenServer
10 3 (0.46%) vSphere
11 2 (0.31%) Gluster
11 2 (0.31%) NFS
11 2 (0.31%) pfSense
11 2 (0.31%) vCloud
11 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.15%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.15%) KVM
Systems Management
1 215 (33.13%) Ansible
2 140 (21.57%) Puppet
3 106 (16.33%) Terraform
4 73 (11.25%) Opscode Chef
5 63 (9.71%) Kubernetes
6 36 (5.55%) logstash
7 20 (3.08%) Nagios
8 11 (1.69%) Packer
9 9 (1.39%) Salt
10 8 (1.23%) OSSEC
10 8 (1.23%) SCOM
11 7 (1.08%) HAProxy
11 7 (1.08%) Nessus
11 7 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.92%) Icinga
12 6 (0.92%) Rundeck
12 6 (0.92%) SCCM
13 5 (0.77%) Consul
13 5 (0.77%) Graylog
13 5 (0.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 99 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 72 (11.09%) Google
3 65 (10.02%) VMware
4 41 (6.32%) Oracle
5 26 (4.01%) Red Hat
6 21 (3.24%) Splunk
7 18 (2.77%) Cisco
8 12 (1.85%) SAP
9 10 (1.54%) Citrix
10 9 (1.39%) F5
10 9 (1.39%) HP
11 8 (1.23%) SolarWinds
12 7 (1.08%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.08%) Intel
12 7 (1.08%) McAfee
12 7 (1.08%) Qualys
12 7 (1.08%) Sourcefire
12 7 (1.08%) Symantec
12 7 (1.08%) Trend Micro
12 7 (1.08%) Tripwire