Period
to 2 June 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 247 277 394
Rank change year-on-year +30 +117 +111
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 459 884 618
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 0.98% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.10% 3.04% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 593 442
Median daily rate £550 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £413 £385 £388
90th Percentile £765 £675 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £53.75 £52.50 £30.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +70.62% -52.66%
10th Percentile £39.50 £38.50 £29.22
90th Percentile £84.00 £66.50 £32.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £87.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +150.00% - -

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 14,800 29,033 32,863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.52% 32.03% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,078 18,601 21,356
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £268
90th Percentile £700 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 1,008 1,033
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.34% -6.82% +10.58%
10th Percentile £13.04 £11.75 £11.80
90th Percentile £54.00 £51.25 £50.73
Median hourly rate £22.39 £18.35 £21.50
% change year-on-year +22.06% -14.67% +19.44%

Public Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Public Cloud as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Public Cloud in the UK

Public Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Public Cloud.

Daily rate trend for Public Cloud in the UK

Public Cloud
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Public Cloud over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Public Cloud in the UK

Public Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Public Cloud.

Hourly rate trend for Public Cloud in the UK

Public Cloud
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Public Cloud over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Public Cloud in the UK

Public Cloud
Top 17 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 2 June 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 +39 432 £550 - 85
UK excluding London +38 264 £538 +4.88% 69
London +47 179 £550 -4.35% 27
North of England +30 80 £568 +13.68% 17
South West +94 66 £550 +23.94% 7
South East +23 59 £525 - 18
North West +20 41 £568 +22.24% 10
Midlands +52 33 £538 +4.88% 7
Work from Home -10 25 £675 +35.00% 7
North East +34 24 £375 -18.92% 4
East Midlands +53 19 £525 +11.11% 2
Scotland +10 17 £413 -21.43% 6
West Midlands +33 14 £550 +4.76% 5
Yorkshire +37 11 £600 +9.09% 3
East of England +43 7 £453 -21.30% 9
Northern Ireland +22 4 - -
Wales +3 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 316 (68.85%) AWS
2 283 (61.66%) Azure
3 198 (43.14%) DevOps
4 181 (39.43%) Agile Software Development
5 122 (26.58%) GCP
6 118 (25.71%) Terraform
7 110 (23.97%) Kubernetes
7 110 (23.97%) Docker
8 100 (21.79%) Jenkins
9 94 (20.48%) Migration
10 84 (18.30%) Python
11 74 (16.12%) Security Cleared
12 70 (15.25%) Ansible
13 69 (15.03%) IaaS
14 68 (14.81%) Microservices
14 68 (14.81%) Windows
14 68 (14.81%) Microsoft
15 67 (14.60%) PaaS
16 66 (14.38%) Linux
16 66 (14.38%) Java
17 64 (13.94%) SQL
18 61 (13.29%) Finance
19 58 (12.64%) SC Cleared
20 56 (12.20%) Software Engineering
21 55 (11.98%) Google
22 49 (10.68%) Public Sector
23 47 (10.24%) GitLab
23 47 (10.24%) SaaS
24 46 (10.02%) JavaScript
24 46 (10.02%) Infrastructure as Code

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 15 (3.27%) Apache
1 15 (3.27%) Confluence
2 9 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.74%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.53%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.87%) CMS
5 4 (0.87%) nginx
6 3 (0.65%) IIS
6 3 (0.65%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.65%) Red Hat Fuse
7 2 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.44%) JBoss
7 2 (0.44%) SAS
7 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.22%) lighttpd
8 1 (0.22%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 8 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.65%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.96%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.44%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.22%) Shopify
3 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 316 (68.85%) AWS
2 283 (61.66%) Azure
3 122 (26.58%) GCP
4 69 (15.03%) IaaS
5 67 (14.60%) PaaS
6 47 (10.24%) SaaS
7 35 (7.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 31 (6.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 29 (6.32%) OpenShift
10 26 (5.66%) Office 365
11 16 (3.49%) GitHub
11 16 (3.49%) Serverless
12 15 (3.27%) Amazon S3
13 14 (3.05%) Amazon ECS
13 14 (3.05%) Azure Active Directory
14 13 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
15 12 (2.61%) Amazon EKS
16 11 (2.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 10 (2.18%) AWS CodePipeline
18 9 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.45%) Firewall
2 21 (4.58%) DNS
3 19 (4.14%) WAN
4 15 (3.27%) DHCP
5 13 (2.83%) Kerberos
6 12 (2.61%) MPLS
7 10 (2.18%) HTTP
7 10 (2.18%) SAN
7 10 (2.18%) Skype
8 9 (1.96%) VPN
9 8 (1.74%) LAN
9 8 (1.74%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.74%) Wireless
10 5 (1.09%) Network Security
10 5 (1.09%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.87%) NAS
11 4 (0.87%) X.500
12 3 (0.65%) BGP
12 3 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (7.63%) Big Data
2 31 (6.75%) NoSQL
3 18 (3.92%) Hadoop
3 18 (3.92%) SQL Server
4 14 (3.05%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (2.83%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (2.61%) Azure SQL Database
7 11 (2.40%) Amazon Redshift
7 11 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (2.40%) MySQL
7 11 (2.40%) SAP HANA
8 10 (2.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 10 (2.18%) Flink
9 8 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (1.74%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.53%) Data Lake
11 6 (1.31%) BigQuery
11 6 (1.31%) Power BI
11 6 (1.31%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 100 (21.79%) Jenkins
2 47 (10.24%) GitLab
3 32 (6.97%) JIRA
4 26 (5.66%) Artifactory
5 24 (5.23%) Git (software)
6 16 (3.49%) Maven
7 12 (2.61%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (1.96%) Bitbucket
8 9 (1.96%) Cucumber
9 8 (1.74%) SonarQube
10 7 (1.53%) Subversion
10 7 (1.53%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.09%) Babel
11 5 (1.09%) JUnit
11 5 (1.09%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.09%) webpack
12 3 (0.65%) Selenium
13 2 (0.44%) Ant
13 2 (0.44%) JMeter
14 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
General
1 61 (13.29%) Finance
2 49 (10.68%) Public Sector
3 19 (4.14%) Banking
4 14 (3.05%) Front Office
5 9 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.53%) Retail
7 4 (0.87%) Automotive
7 4 (0.87%) Marketing
8 3 (0.65%) Law
8 3 (0.65%) Local Government
9 2 (0.44%) Billing
9 2 (0.44%) Electronics
9 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 115 (25.05%) Architect
2 61 (13.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 51 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
4 46 (10.02%) Developer
5 44 (9.59%) Cloud Architect
6 34 (7.41%) AWS Engineer
6 34 (7.41%) Consultant
6 34 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
7 26 (5.66%) Azure Engineer
8 20 (4.36%) AWS DevOps
9 18 (3.92%) Analyst
9 18 (3.92%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 17 (3.70%) Lead DevOps
11 16 (3.49%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 16 (3.49%) Cloud Consultant
11 16 (3.49%) Delivery Manager
12 14 (3.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 14 (3.05%) Head of DevOps
12 14 (3.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (2.83%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (9.37%) Web Services
2 38 (8.28%) Node.js
3 35 (7.63%) .NET
4 28 (6.10%) React
5 23 (5.01%) REST
6 22 (4.79%) AngularJS
6 22 (4.79%) Spring
7 19 (4.14%) GraphQL
7 19 (4.14%) Spring Boot
8 17 (3.70%) CSS
9 15 (3.27%) HTML
9 15 (3.27%) Swagger
10 12 (2.61%) LDAP
10 12 (2.61%) Vue.js
11 11 (2.40%) RESTful
12 10 (2.18%) Kafka
12 10 (2.18%) XML
13 9 (1.96%) Jest
14 8 (1.74%) Elastic Stack
15 7 (1.53%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 34 (7.41%) Hybrid Cloud
3 27 (5.88%) Cloud Native
4 22 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
5 21 (4.58%) Private Cloud
6 16 (3.49%) Cyberthreat
7 15 (3.27%) Hedge funds
8 14 (3.05%) Blog
8 14 (3.05%) Derivative
8 14 (3.05%) Equities
8 14 (3.05%) Equity Derivative
8 14 (3.05%) Fixed Income
9 13 (2.83%) PKI
10 12 (2.61%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.96%) Clustering
11 9 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (1.96%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 8 (1.74%) User Experience
13 7 (1.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 68 (14.81%) Windows
2 66 (14.38%) Linux
3 27 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (2.40%) CentOS
6 10 (2.18%) Windows 10
7 9 (1.96%) Unix
8 7 (1.53%) Ubuntu
8 7 (1.53%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (1.31%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.22%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.22%) Android
13 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (43.14%) DevOps
2 181 (39.43%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (20.48%) Migration
4 68 (14.81%) Microservices
5 56 (12.20%) Software Engineering
6 46 (10.02%) Infrastructure as Code
7 45 (9.80%) Scrum
8 41 (8.93%) Open Source
9 39 (8.50%) Analytics
9 39 (8.50%) Configuration Management
10 34 (7.41%) Technical Leadership
11 33 (7.19%) BDD
12 32 (6.97%) Mentoring
13 26 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (5.66%) Service Management
14 25 (5.45%) Decision-Making
14 25 (5.45%) High Availability
14 25 (5.45%) Project Management
14 25 (5.45%) Risk Management
14 25 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (18.30%) Python
2 66 (14.38%) Java
3 64 (13.94%) SQL
4 46 (10.02%) JavaScript
5 41 (8.93%) PowerShell
6 32 (6.97%) Bash Shell
7 18 (3.92%) C++
8 16 (3.49%) R
9 15 (3.27%) Ruby
10 12 (2.61%) C#
11 11 (2.40%) Perl
12 10 (2.18%) Shell Script
12 10 (2.18%) TypeScript
13 7 (1.53%) C
13 7 (1.53%) Groovy
14 5 (1.09%) Go
14 5 (1.09%) Java 8
14 5 (1.09%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.44%) PHP
15 2 (0.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 74 (16.12%) Security Cleared
2 58 (12.64%) SC Cleared
3 31 (6.75%) Degree
4 17 (3.70%) AWS Certification
5 16 (3.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (2.61%) GIAC
6 12 (2.61%) ISACA
7 10 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.53%) TOGAF Certification
9 6 (1.31%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.31%) MCSE
10 5 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.09%) CISSP
10 5 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.87%) CCIE
11 4 (0.87%) MCSA
11 4 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.44%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.14%) NCSC
2 18 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (3.92%) QA
3 16 (3.49%) NIST
4 7 (1.53%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.09%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.87%) GxP
6 4 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.65%) GDPR
7 3 (0.65%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.65%) PMO
8 2 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.44%) SLA
9 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
System Software
1 110 (23.97%) Docker
2 34 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 26 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (4.14%) Hyper-V
5 14 (3.05%) vSphere
6 10 (2.18%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.87%) NDS
7 4 (0.87%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 4 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.44%) vCloud
9 2 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.44%) XenApp
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.22%) OpenDJ
10 1 (0.22%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.22%) Xen
10 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 118 (25.71%) Terraform
2 110 (23.97%) Kubernetes
3 70 (15.25%) Ansible
4 37 (8.06%) Puppet
5 35 (7.63%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.40%) SCCM
7 10 (2.18%) Nagios
8 8 (1.74%) Prometheus
9 7 (1.53%) Grafana
9 7 (1.53%) logstash
10 6 (1.31%) Mesos
10 6 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (1.31%) Packer
10 6 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (1.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 4 (0.87%) Kibana
12 4 (0.87%) Kubeflow
12 4 (0.87%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 4 (0.87%) SCOM
12 4 (0.87%) SCSM
Vendors
1 68 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 55 (11.98%) Google
3 36 (7.84%) VMware
4 31 (6.75%) Cisco
5 29 (6.32%) Oracle
6 17 (3.70%) Cloudera
7 16 (3.49%) SAP
8 14 (3.05%) Hortonworks
8 14 (3.05%) Splunk
9 12 (2.61%) HP
10 10 (2.18%) Citrix
10 10 (2.18%) IBM
10 10 (2.18%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.96%) ServiceNow
11 9 (1.96%) Sparx
12 7 (1.53%) Fortinet
13 5 (1.09%) Meraki
13 5 (1.09%) New Relic
13 5 (1.09%) Palo Alto
13 5 (1.09%) SolarWinds