Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 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
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 263 255 319
Rank change year-on-year -8 +64 +91
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 403 742 828
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 1.02% 0.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.85% 3.28% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 459 588
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £406 £398 £367
90th Percentile £660 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £539 £500
% change year-on-year -7.24% +7.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £57.50 £69.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.56% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £87.50 -
% change year-on-year -34.29% - -

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 14,154 22,628 32,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.60% 31.14% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,478 14,662 21,339
Median daily rate £475 £453 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.97% -4.74% +5.56%
10th Percentile £255 £240 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 560 950 976
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.75 £48.38
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.42 £18.60
% change year-on-year +16.74% +15.17% -4.64%

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 22 January 2021.

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
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 22 January 2021. 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 +7 356 £525 -4.55% 193
London +20 215 £525 -12.50% 74
UK excluding London +4 128 £500 -7.24% 130
Work from Home -105 112 £525 +1.45% 35
South East +83 49 £488 -6.70% 30
Midlands +60 31 £427 -16.68% 29
West Midlands +54 23 £427 -16.68% 20
North of England -7 20 £500 -9.09% 39
South West +36 15 £555 +0.91% 12
North West +4 15 £500 -9.09% 24
East Midlands +27 8 £380 -25.85% 9
Wales +34 6 £438 -7.89% 1
Scotland +29 4 £500 -2.44% 5
East of England +50 3 £488 +1.56% 9
Yorkshire +28 3 £500 -1.72% 11
North East +12 2 £638 +61.39% 4

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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.

1 228 (56.58%) Azure
2 203 (50.37%) AWS
3 159 (39.45%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (35.48%) DevOps
5 103 (25.56%) Kubernetes
6 96 (23.82%) GCP
7 94 (23.33%) Linux
8 92 (22.83%) Finance
9 89 (22.08%) Python
10 86 (21.34%) Terraform
11 85 (21.09%) Microsoft
12 84 (20.84%) Security Cleared
13 83 (20.60%) PaaS
14 74 (18.36%) Microservices
15 72 (17.87%) Jenkins
15 72 (17.87%) SC Cleared
16 71 (17.62%) Docker
17 70 (17.37%) IaaS
18 60 (14.89%) Windows
19 58 (14.39%) Migration
20 57 (14.14%) Ansible
21 56 (13.90%) Java
22 53 (13.15%) SQL
23 52 (12.90%) Google
24 51 (12.66%) Scrum
24 51 (12.66%) Firewall
25 45 (11.17%) VMware
25 45 (11.17%) SaaS
26 44 (10.92%) Public Sector
27 43 (10.67%) Git (software)

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 (8.44%) Confluence
2 18 (4.47%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.23%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.99%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.74%) JBoss
5 7 (1.74%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.49%) CMS
6 6 (1.49%) NetWeaver
7 5 (1.24%) Apache
7 5 (1.24%) WordPress
8 4 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.74%) nginx
9 3 (0.74%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.74%) WildFly
10 2 (0.50%) Camunda
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.74%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.99%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.74%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.50%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 228 (56.58%) Azure
2 203 (50.37%) AWS
3 96 (23.82%) GCP
4 83 (20.60%) PaaS
5 70 (17.37%) IaaS
6 45 (11.17%) SaaS
7 25 (6.20%) Office 365
8 22 (5.46%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (5.21%) GitHub
10 16 (3.97%) OpenShift
11 14 (3.47%) Amazon S3
11 14 (3.47%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (3.47%) Serverless
12 13 (3.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 11 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (2.48%) Cloud Functions
15 9 (2.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (2.23%) Amazon EKS
15 9 (2.23%) Azure Active Directory
16 8 (1.99%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 51 (12.66%) Firewall
2 29 (7.20%) DNS
3 28 (6.95%) WAN
4 27 (6.70%) VPN
5 21 (5.21%) Internet
6 14 (3.47%) LAN
6 14 (3.47%) MPLS
7 13 (3.23%) DHCP
8 12 (2.98%) Network Security
9 10 (2.48%) Multicast
10 9 (2.23%) Skype
11 8 (1.99%) Wireless
12 7 (1.74%) TCP/IP
12 7 (1.74%) VoIP
13 6 (1.49%) PBX
14 4 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 4 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 4 (0.99%) IPsec
14 4 (0.99%) SAN
14 4 (0.99%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.21%) NoSQL
3 18 (4.47%) Relational Database
4 15 (3.72%) Tableau
5 14 (3.47%) MongoDB
5 14 (3.47%) MySQL
6 12 (2.98%) Hadoop
7 11 (2.73%) Big Data
7 11 (2.73%) SAP HANA
8 10 (2.48%) Tableau Server
9 9 (2.23%) Cosmos DB
9 9 (2.23%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.99%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.49%) DB2
12 6 (1.49%) Power BI
13 5 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (1.24%) Data Lake
13 5 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 72 (17.87%) Jenkins
2 43 (10.67%) Git (software)
3 38 (9.43%) JIRA
4 24 (5.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 24 (5.96%) Bitbucket
5 16 (3.97%) Selenium
6 15 (3.72%) Cucumber
6 15 (3.72%) Visual Studio
7 13 (3.23%) GitLab
8 9 (2.23%) Maven
9 8 (1.99%) TeamCity
10 7 (1.74%) CircleCI
10 7 (1.74%) Hudson
10 7 (1.74%) IntelliJ
10 7 (1.74%) PyCharm
10 7 (1.74%) Visual Studio Code
11 6 (1.49%) Gatling
11 6 (1.49%) JUnit
11 6 (1.49%) LoadRunner
12 5 (1.24%) Terragrunt
General
1 92 (22.83%) Finance
2 44 (10.92%) Public Sector
3 37 (9.18%) Banking
4 14 (3.47%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.73%) Marketing
6 10 (2.48%) Retail Banking
7 9 (2.23%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.99%) Retail
9 7 (1.74%) Automotive
10 6 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.24%) Electronics
11 5 (1.24%) Front Office
11 5 (1.24%) Law
11 5 (1.24%) Legal
12 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.50%) German Language
12 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.25%) Back Office
13 1 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 123 (30.52%) Architect
2 94 (23.33%) Developer
3 45 (11.17%) Cloud Architect
4 44 (10.92%) DevOps Engineer
5 38 (9.43%) Consultant
6 31 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
7 30 (7.44%) Solutions Architect
8 25 (6.20%) AWS Engineer
9 23 (5.71%) AWS DevOps
10 22 (5.46%) Java Developer
11 21 (5.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 19 (4.71%) AWS Architect
12 19 (4.71%) Azure Architect
12 19 (4.71%) Technical Architect
13 18 (4.47%) Security Architect
14 17 (4.22%) Python Developer
15 16 (3.97%) Azure Engineer
15 16 (3.97%) Senior Developer
16 14 (3.47%) AWS Developer
16 14 (3.47%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.20%) Kafka
1 29 (7.20%) Web Services
2 27 (6.70%) Spring
3 24 (5.96%) .NET
3 24 (5.96%) REST
4 22 (5.46%) Node.js
5 21 (5.21%) CSS
5 21 (5.21%) HTML
6 17 (4.22%) JSON
7 15 (3.72%) HTML5
7 15 (3.72%) React
8 12 (2.98%) RESTful
9 10 (2.48%) CSS3
9 10 (2.48%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (2.48%) Middleware
9 10 (2.48%) Spring Boot
10 9 (2.23%) AngularJS
10 9 (2.23%) Twisted
11 8 (1.99%) Oracle Fusion
12 7 (1.74%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (8.44%) Private Cloud
3 31 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 23 (5.71%) Hybrid Cloud
5 18 (4.47%) Cloud Native
6 13 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
7 11 (2.73%) Virtual Team
8 10 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (2.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (2.23%) Market Risk
9 9 (2.23%) PKI
9 9 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (2.23%) Swaptions
10 7 (1.74%) User Experience
11 6 (1.49%) Enterprise Cloud
11 6 (1.49%) Mainframe
12 5 (1.24%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.99%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.99%) iPad
14 3 (0.74%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 94 (23.33%) Linux
2 60 (14.89%) Windows
3 21 (5.21%) Windows Server
4 20 (4.96%) Unix
5 7 (1.74%) Android
5 7 (1.74%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.24%) VMS
7 4 (0.99%) AIX
7 4 (0.99%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.74%) CentOS
8 3 (0.74%) CoreOS
8 3 (0.74%) Debian
8 3 (0.74%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (39.45%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (35.48%) DevOps
3 74 (18.36%) Microservices
4 58 (14.39%) Migration
5 51 (12.66%) Scrum
6 36 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
7 33 (8.19%) Service Management
8 32 (7.94%) Infrastructure as Code
8 32 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 32 (7.94%) Test Automation
9 31 (7.69%) Configuration Management
9 31 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
10 30 (7.44%) Project Delivery
10 30 (7.44%) Software Engineering
11 29 (7.20%) Kanban
12 28 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (6.70%) Open Source
13 27 (6.70%) TDD
14 25 (6.20%) Business Analysis
14 25 (6.20%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 89 (22.08%) Python
2 56 (13.90%) Java
3 53 (13.15%) SQL
4 40 (9.93%) Bash Shell
4 40 (9.93%) PowerShell
5 37 (9.18%) JavaScript
6 19 (4.71%) Go
7 16 (3.97%) C#
8 15 (3.72%) Ruby
9 12 (2.98%) Java 8
10 9 (2.23%) Kotlin
10 9 (2.23%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.49%) R
12 5 (1.24%) ES6
12 5 (1.24%) Groovy
12 5 (1.24%) PHP
13 4 (0.99%) C
13 4 (0.99%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.50%) C++
14 2 (0.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 84 (20.84%) Security Cleared
2 72 (17.87%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.72%) Degree
4 10 (2.48%) TOGAF Certification
5 7 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.49%) CCNP
6 6 (1.49%) CISSP
7 5 (1.24%) AWS Certification
7 5 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.99%) CCIE
8 4 (0.99%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.99%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.74%) CISM
9 3 (0.74%) MCSE
10 2 (0.50%) CCNA
10 2 (0.50%) CISA
10 2 (0.50%) CITP
10 2 (0.50%) MCSA
11 1 (0.25%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (3.47%) QA
2 13 (3.23%) NCSC
3 10 (2.48%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.23%) GDPR
4 9 (2.23%) NIST
5 8 (1.99%) COBIT
6 7 (1.74%) SLA
7 2 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.50%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.50%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.50%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.50%) RMADS
7 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.50%) SEPA
7 2 (0.50%) TARGET2
8 1 (0.25%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.25%) GLBA
System Software
1 71 (17.62%) Docker
2 38 (9.43%) Active Directory
3 33 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.47%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (2.98%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.49%) VMware NSX
7 5 (1.24%) vSphere
7 5 (1.24%) Xen
8 3 (0.74%) KVM
Systems Management
1 103 (25.56%) Kubernetes
2 86 (21.34%) Terraform
3 57 (14.14%) Ansible
4 28 (6.95%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (6.95%) Puppet
5 12 (2.98%) Nessus
6 8 (1.99%) Grafana
7 7 (1.74%) Consul
7 7 (1.74%) logstash
7 7 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.49%) FortiGate
8 6 (1.49%) Kibana
8 6 (1.49%) Prometheus
8 6 (1.49%) SCCM
9 5 (1.24%) Nagios
10 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.99%) Rundeck
11 3 (0.74%) Graylog
11 3 (0.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.74%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 85 (21.09%) Microsoft
2 52 (12.90%) Google
3 45 (11.17%) VMware
4 38 (9.43%) Oracle
5 22 (5.46%) Cisco
5 22 (5.46%) Splunk
6 20 (4.96%) SAP
7 19 (4.71%) Atlassian
8 17 (4.22%) Red Hat
9 15 (3.72%) Palo Alto
10 14 (3.47%) Fortinet
11 9 (2.23%) Murex
12 7 (1.74%) Citrix
12 7 (1.74%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.49%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.49%) Confluent
13 6 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (0.99%) F5
14 4 (0.99%) Intel
14 4 (0.99%) Software AG