Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 380 491 636
Rank change year-on-year +111 +145 +145
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 621 366 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.40% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.82% 1.19% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 232 164
UK median daily rate £540 £525 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -4.00%
10th Percentile £375 £411 £363
90th Percentile £700 £631 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £490 £450
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -15.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
UK median hourly rate £30.77 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.66% - -
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 34,110 30,649 35,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.87% 33.75% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,317 19,868 23,148
UK median daily rate £451 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £630 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,065 1,091 1,184
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.50% -4.76% +17.55%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.21 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +14.62% -11.90% +20.00%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 +102 590 £550 +4.76% 190
London +40 310 £575 +9.52% 97
UK excluding London +102 307 £500 +2.04% 102
North of England +72 106 £500 -7.41% 25
South East -3 76 £500 +20.48% 25
North West +28 57 £513 -5.09% 13
Midlands -5 57 £550 +10.00% 20
West Midlands -9 48 £550 +10.85% 16
Yorkshire +16 32 £438 -16.67% 11
South West +10 21 £488 +77.27% 15
East of England +14 19 £488 +2.63% 8
North East +19 17 £525 -4.55% 1
Scotland -26 14 £450 -10.00% 4
Wales - 12 £575 - 1
East Midlands +1 9 £531 -3.41% 4
Northern Ireland - 2 £538 - 4

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 406 (65.38%) Amazon AWS
2 308 (49.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 233 (37.52%) Agile Software Development
4 229 (36.88%) DevOps
5 179 (28.82%) Linux
6 157 (25.28%) Ansible
7 156 (25.12%) Java
8 149 (23.99%) Continuous Integration
9 132 (21.26%) Jenkins
10 124 (19.97%) Python
11 114 (18.36%) Docker
12 112 (18.04%) Puppet
13 108 (17.39%) Migration
14 107 (17.23%) Configuration Management
15 103 (16.59%) Microservices
16 102 (16.43%) Security Cleared
17 98 (15.78%) Windows
18 92 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 92 (14.81%) Terraform
19 81 (13.04%) Google
19 81 (13.04%) Microsoft
20 79 (12.72%) Web Services
21 78 (12.56%) SC Cleared
21 78 (12.56%) Mentoring
22 75 (12.08%) PaaS
22 75 (12.08%) Load Balancing
23 70 (11.27%) PowerShell
23 70 (11.27%) Kubernetes
24 67 (10.79%) Open Source
24 67 (10.79%) Stakeholder Management

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 31 (4.99%) Tomcat
2 28 (4.51%) nginx
3 26 (4.19%) Apache
4 19 (3.06%) Confluence
5 15 (2.42%) IIS
6 13 (2.09%) WildFly
7 11 (1.77%) Apache Spark
7 11 (1.77%) Cloud Foundry
7 11 (1.77%) OpenStack
8 9 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (1.29%) Apache Pig
9 8 (1.29%) Jetty
10 7 (1.13%) Mongrel
10 7 (1.13%) SharePoint
10 7 (1.13%) Skype for Business
10 7 (1.13%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.64%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.32%) CMS
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 11 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.48%) NetSuite
1 3 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (0.48%) SAP GRC
1 3 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 406 (65.38%) Amazon AWS
2 308 (49.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (12.08%) PaaS
4 65 (10.47%) IaaS
5 63 (10.14%) SaaS
6 58 (9.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 49 (7.89%) AWS CloudFormation
8 39 (6.28%) Cloud Computing
9 37 (5.96%) Office 365
10 20 (3.22%) GitHub
11 19 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
12 15 (2.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 14 (2.25%) Slack
14 13 (2.09%) AWS Lambda
14 13 (2.09%) Serverless
15 9 (1.45%) Amazon S3
15 9 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
15 9 (1.45%) Route 53
16 8 (1.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 7 (1.13%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 66 (10.63%) VPN
2 55 (8.86%) Firewall
3 38 (6.12%) DNS
3 38 (6.12%) TCP/IP
4 36 (5.80%) HTTP
5 24 (3.86%) LAN
6 22 (3.54%) WAN
7 20 (3.22%) SAN
8 16 (2.58%) Internet
9 13 (2.09%) SSL
10 12 (1.93%) ICMP
10 12 (1.93%) MPLS
10 12 (1.93%) Network Security
11 11 (1.77%) Software-Defined Networking
12 10 (1.61%) DHCP
13 9 (1.45%) SMS
14 8 (1.29%) VoIP
15 7 (1.13%) NAS
15 7 (1.13%) Skype
16 6 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 45 (7.25%) MySQL
3 36 (5.80%) MongoDB
4 33 (5.31%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (4.99%) Big Data
5 31 (4.99%) Hadoop
5 31 (4.99%) NoSQL
6 25 (4.03%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (2.58%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.25%) Redis
9 11 (1.77%) Event Store
10 10 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.45%) Apache Hive
12 7 (1.13%) Flink
13 6 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 6 (0.97%) DB2
13 6 (0.97%) Neo4j
14 5 (0.81%) Oracle Database
15 4 (0.64%) RDBMS
16 3 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 132 (21.26%) Jenkins
2 64 (10.31%) Git (software)
3 39 (6.28%) Maven
4 29 (4.67%) JIRA
5 22 (3.54%) SonarQube
6 21 (3.38%) TeamCity
7 20 (3.22%) JMeter
8 16 (2.58%) Subversion
8 16 (2.58%) The Grinder
9 14 (2.25%) Artifactory
10 12 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (1.93%) Vagrant
11 11 (1.77%) GitLab
11 11 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (1.61%) Visual Studio
13 8 (1.29%) Gradle
13 8 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (0.97%) gulp
14 6 (0.97%) Selenium
General
1 65 (10.47%) Finance
2 22 (3.54%) Retail
3 16 (2.58%) Banking
4 14 (2.25%) Marketing
5 13 (2.09%) Billing
5 13 (2.09%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.77%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.81%) Electronics
7 5 (0.81%) Law
7 5 (0.81%) Legal
8 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.32%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.32%) Publishing
8 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.16%) Back Office
9 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 153 (24.64%) Architect
2 103 (16.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 71 (11.43%) Developer
4 67 (10.79%) Consultant
5 63 (10.14%) Cloud Architect
6 50 (8.05%) Senior DevOps
7 48 (7.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 44 (7.09%) Cloud Engineer
9 39 (6.28%) AWS Architect
10 37 (5.96%) AWS DevOps
11 33 (5.31%) Azure Architect
12 29 (4.67%) AWS Engineer
13 28 (4.51%) AWS Consultant
14 27 (4.35%) Java Developer
14 27 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
15 23 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
15 23 (3.70%) Technical Architect
16 22 (3.54%) .NET Developer
16 22 (3.54%) DevOps Consultant
17 20 (3.22%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (12.72%) Web Services
2 55 (8.86%) .NET
3 44 (7.09%) Node.js
4 38 (6.12%) AngularJS
5 35 (5.64%) Kafka
6 34 (5.48%) ASP.NET
6 34 (5.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 33 (5.31%) React
8 32 (5.15%) HTML
9 29 (4.67%) REST
10 26 (4.19%) CSS
11 25 (4.03%) ASP.NET Web API
12 18 (2.90%) RabbitMQ
13 17 (2.74%) RESTful
14 14 (2.25%) ActiveMQ
15 13 (2.09%) Dropwizard
15 13 (2.09%) HTML5
15 13 (2.09%) JSON
16 12 (1.93%) Spring
17 11 (1.77%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.14%) Data Centre
2 48 (7.73%) Private Cloud
3 39 (6.28%) Hybrid Cloud
4 25 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (3.22%) Fintech
6 19 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (2.74%) Clustering
8 15 (2.42%) Blog
8 15 (2.42%) Computer Science
8 15 (2.42%) Enterprise Cloud
8 15 (2.42%) PKI
9 14 (2.25%) Cloud Native
10 13 (2.09%) User Experience
11 12 (1.93%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (1.77%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.77%) Virtual Team
13 9 (1.45%) Replication
14 7 (1.13%) Management Information System
15 6 (0.97%) Fat Client
15 6 (0.97%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 179 (28.82%) Linux
2 98 (15.78%) Windows
3 92 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 43 (6.92%) Unix
4 43 (6.92%) Windows Server
5 39 (6.28%) CentOS
6 14 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.29%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.13%) Android
8 7 (1.13%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.13%) Debian
9 6 (0.97%) CoreOS
9 6 (0.97%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.64%) Fedora
11 4 (0.64%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.48%) AIX
12 3 (0.48%) Solaris
13 2 (0.32%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (37.52%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (36.88%) DevOps
3 149 (23.99%) Continuous Integration
4 108 (17.39%) Migration
5 107 (17.23%) Configuration Management
6 103 (16.59%) Microservices
7 78 (12.56%) Mentoring
8 75 (12.08%) Load Balancing
9 67 (10.79%) Open Source
9 67 (10.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 61 (9.82%) TDD
11 59 (9.50%) ITIL
12 51 (8.21%) Scrum
13 50 (8.05%) Test Automation
14 49 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
15 38 (6.12%) E-Commerce
16 36 (5.80%) CQRS
16 36 (5.80%) High Availability
17 34 (5.48%) MVC
18 33 (5.31%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 156 (25.12%) Java
2 124 (19.97%) Python
3 70 (11.27%) PowerShell
4 67 (10.79%) C#
5 64 (10.31%) Bash Shell
6 60 (9.66%) Perl
7 58 (9.34%) Ruby
8 53 (8.53%) JavaScript
9 52 (8.37%) SQL
10 33 (5.31%) Scala
11 24 (3.86%) Go
11 24 (3.86%) Java 8
12 17 (2.74%) Clojure
12 17 (2.74%) Groovy
13 11 (1.77%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.45%) VB
14 9 (1.45%) VBScript
15 8 (1.29%) C
15 8 (1.29%) PHP
15 8 (1.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (16.43%) Security Cleared
2 78 (12.56%) SC Cleared
3 24 (3.86%) Degree
4 17 (2.74%) AWS Certification
5 16 (2.58%) CISSP
6 13 (2.09%) CISM
7 12 (1.93%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.13%) MCSE
10 6 (0.97%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.97%) PMP
11 4 (0.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (0.64%) CCNP
11 4 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.48%) CCSP
12 3 (0.48%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.22%) QA
2 16 (2.58%) GCP
3 11 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.45%) HIPAA
4 9 (1.45%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.97%) GDPR
5 6 (0.97%) SLA
6 4 (0.64%) GAAP
6 4 (0.64%) PMO
7 2 (0.32%) COBIT
8 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.16%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.16%) NIST 800
System Software
1 114 (18.36%) Docker
2 48 (7.73%) Active Directory
3 42 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (2.74%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.45%) VirtualBox
5 9 (1.45%) Xen
6 7 (1.13%) VMware NSX
7 5 (0.81%) KVM
7 5 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.81%) XenApp
8 4 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.32%) Gluster
9 2 (0.32%) NFS
9 2 (0.32%) vCloud
9 2 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.32%) vSphere
9 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.32%) XenServer
10 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 157 (25.28%) Ansible
2 112 (18.04%) Puppet
3 92 (14.81%) Terraform
4 70 (11.27%) Kubernetes
5 57 (9.18%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (4.51%) logstash
7 17 (2.74%) Nagios
8 15 (2.42%) Packer
9 13 (2.09%) Mesos
10 10 (1.61%) Consul
10 10 (1.61%) Graylog
11 9 (1.45%) Salt
11 9 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
11 9 (1.45%) WSUS
12 7 (1.13%) Ambari
12 7 (1.13%) Hadoop YARN
12 7 (1.13%) Kibana
12 7 (1.13%) SCCM
13 6 (0.97%) HAProxy
13 6 (0.97%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 81 (13.04%) Google
1 81 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 57 (9.18%) VMware
3 35 (5.64%) Oracle
4 22 (3.54%) Cisco
4 22 (3.54%) Red Hat
5 21 (3.38%) Splunk
6 11 (1.77%) Cloudera
6 11 (1.77%) SAP
7 10 (1.61%) HP
8 9 (1.45%) New Relic
9 8 (1.29%) Citrix
9 8 (1.29%) Rackspace
10 7 (1.13%) CA
10 7 (1.13%) F5
10 7 (1.13%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.97%) IBM
12 5 (0.81%) AppDynamics
12 5 (0.81%) Micro Focus
12 5 (0.81%) Perforce