Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 244 278 407
Rank change year-on-year +34 +129 +96
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 365 885 617
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 0.97% 0.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.07% 3.06% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 576 444
Median daily rate £538 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £413 £399 £407
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Median hourly rate £43.75 £43.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +24.29% -46.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 11,905 28,925 33,390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.43% 31.76% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,438 18,462 21,479
Median daily rate £481 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £257 £275 £275
90th Percentile £713 £669 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 1,057 1,044
Median hourly rate £31.25 £20.75 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.60% -2.70% +6.63%
10th Percentile £12.99 £11.36 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.42
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +21.05% -5.00% +5.26%

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 5 August 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 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 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 +51 343 £540 -1.82% 124
UK excluding London +58 194 £538 +2.38% 94
London +31 153 £533 -8.97% 35
South East +83 53 £550 - 34
North of England +46 50 £568 +13.68% 29
South West +108 45 £550 +15.79% 7
Work from Home -22 41 £538 +7.50% 11
Midlands +73 33 £525 +5.00% 13
North West +23 27 £525 +10.53% 16
East Midlands +59 20 £525 +5.00% 5
West Midlands +52 13 £513 +2.50% 8
North East +38 10 £500 +8.11% 5
Scotland +12 10 £310 -40.95%
Yorkshire +51 9 £600 +9.09% 8
East of England +65 4 £453 -13.81% 6
Wales +24 2 £475 -5.00% 5

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 231 (63.29%) Azure
2 227 (62.19%) AWS
3 160 (43.84%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (39.18%) DevOps
5 91 (24.93%) Terraform
6 82 (22.47%) GCP
7 77 (21.10%) Docker
7 77 (21.10%) Kubernetes
8 75 (20.55%) Windows
8 75 (20.55%) Security Cleared
9 72 (19.73%) Linux
10 71 (19.45%) Microsoft
11 66 (18.08%) Migration
12 63 (17.26%) Jenkins
13 62 (16.99%) SC Cleared
14 57 (15.62%) PaaS
14 57 (15.62%) Python
15 56 (15.34%) IaaS
16 53 (14.52%) Microservices
17 52 (14.25%) SQL
18 45 (12.33%) Ansible
18 45 (12.33%) Java
18 45 (12.33%) Scrum
19 44 (12.05%) Finance
19 44 (12.05%) Software Engineering
20 37 (10.14%) JavaScript
21 36 (9.86%) Configuration Management
21 36 (9.86%) Active Directory
22 35 (9.59%) GitLab
23 34 (9.32%) Public Sector

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 (4.11%) Confluence
2 12 (3.29%) Apache
3 8 (2.19%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.92%) CMS
5 6 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.10%) JBoss
6 4 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.10%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.82%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.55%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.55%) SAS
8 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.27%) IIS
9 1 (0.27%) Mule
9 1 (0.27%) nginx
9 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.10%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.27%) Shopify
2 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 231 (63.29%) Azure
2 227 (62.19%) AWS
3 82 (22.47%) GCP
4 57 (15.62%) PaaS
5 56 (15.34%) IaaS
6 30 (8.22%) SaaS
7 28 (7.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 27 (7.40%) Office 365
9 25 (6.85%) AWS CloudFormation
10 23 (6.30%) OpenShift
11 18 (4.93%) Amazon ECS
12 14 (3.84%) Serverless
13 13 (3.56%) Amazon EKS
14 11 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (3.01%) AWS CodePipeline
15 10 (2.74%) AWS Lambda
16 9 (2.47%) HP Helion
17 8 (2.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 8 (2.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 8 (2.19%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 33 (9.04%) DNS
1 33 (9.04%) Firewall
2 22 (6.03%) VPN
3 17 (4.66%) DHCP
4 16 (4.38%) WAN
5 14 (3.84%) Wireless
6 12 (3.29%) MPLS
6 12 (3.29%) Skype
7 7 (1.92%) Network Security
7 7 (1.92%) SAN
8 6 (1.64%) Kerberos
8 6 (1.64%) VoIP
9 5 (1.37%) HTTP
9 5 (1.37%) PBX
10 4 (1.10%) LAN
10 4 (1.10%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.82%) 4G
11 3 (0.82%) SSH
11 3 (0.82%) VSAN
11 3 (0.82%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.30%) Big Data
2 16 (4.38%) MongoDB
3 15 (4.11%) MySQL
3 15 (4.11%) SQL Server
4 13 (3.56%) Azure SQL Database
4 13 (3.56%) NoSQL
5 10 (2.74%) Hadoop
5 10 (2.74%) SAP HANA
6 9 (2.47%) Cosmos DB
7 7 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (1.37%) DB2
10 4 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.10%) Power BI
10 4 (1.10%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.82%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.82%) Flink
Development Applications
1 63 (17.26%) Jenkins
2 35 (9.59%) GitLab
3 18 (4.93%) JIRA
4 17 (4.66%) Git (software)
4 17 (4.66%) Maven
5 13 (3.56%) Artifactory
6 10 (2.74%) Cucumber
7 6 (1.64%) Selenium
8 5 (1.37%) Babel
8 5 (1.37%) Bitbucket
8 5 (1.37%) JUnit
8 5 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (1.37%) webpack
9 4 (1.10%) SonarQube
9 4 (1.10%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.82%) JMeter
11 1 (0.27%) Ant
11 1 (0.27%) Hudson
11 1 (0.27%) Mockito
11 1 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 44 (12.05%) Finance
2 34 (9.32%) Public Sector
3 21 (5.75%) Banking
4 9 (2.47%) Front Office
5 6 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.10%) Marketing
8 3 (0.82%) Retail
9 2 (0.55%) Automotive
9 2 (0.55%) Billing
9 2 (0.55%) Electronics
9 2 (0.55%) Law
9 2 (0.55%) Local Government
9 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 88 (24.11%) Architect
2 49 (13.42%) Developer
3 48 (13.15%) DevOps Engineer
4 40 (10.96%) Cloud Engineer
5 31 (8.49%) AWS Engineer
6 30 (8.22%) Azure Engineer
6 30 (8.22%) Cloud Architect
7 22 (6.03%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (5.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 19 (5.21%) Consultant
9 17 (4.66%) Java Developer
10 16 (4.38%) Delivery Manager
11 15 (4.11%) Analyst
11 15 (4.11%) AWS Architect
12 12 (3.29%) Enterprise Architect
12 12 (3.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 12 (3.29%) Senior DevOps
12 12 (3.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 11 (3.01%) Platform Engineer
13 11 (3.01%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.77%) Web Services
2 28 (7.67%) Node.js
3 27 (7.40%) Spring
4 23 (6.30%) React
5 22 (6.03%) AngularJS
5 22 (6.03%) Spring Boot
6 21 (5.75%) CSS
6 21 (5.75%) REST
7 20 (5.48%) .NET
8 18 (4.93%) HTML
9 17 (4.66%) GraphQL
10 13 (3.56%) RESTful
10 13 (3.56%) Swagger
11 11 (3.01%) Vue.js
12 8 (2.19%) Jest
12 8 (2.19%) Lambda Expressions
12 8 (2.19%) Oracle Fusion
13 6 (1.64%) LDAP
13 6 (1.64%) OpenLayers
14 5 (1.37%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.95%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.30%) Cloud Native
3 17 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.66%) Hybrid Cloud
3 17 (4.66%) Private Cloud
4 14 (3.84%) Cyberthreat
4 14 (3.84%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.29%) User Experience
6 10 (2.74%) Hedge funds
6 10 (2.74%) PKI
7 9 (2.47%) Blog
7 9 (2.47%) Derivative
7 9 (2.47%) Equities
7 9 (2.47%) Equity Derivative
7 9 (2.47%) Fixed Income
7 9 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (2.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 8 (2.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 75 (20.55%) Windows
2 72 (19.73%) Linux
3 27 (7.40%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.84%) Unix
5 8 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.92%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.64%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.64%) CentOS
7 6 (1.64%) VMS
8 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.27%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.27%) Android
12 1 (0.27%) SUSE
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (43.84%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (39.18%) DevOps
3 66 (18.08%) Migration
4 53 (14.52%) Microservices
5 45 (12.33%) Scrum
6 44 (12.05%) Software Engineering
7 36 (9.86%) Configuration Management
8 33 (9.04%) BDD
8 33 (9.04%) Service Management
9 30 (8.22%) Technical Leadership
10 29 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (7.40%) Analytics
11 27 (7.40%) Infrastructure as Code
11 27 (7.40%) Open Source
12 26 (7.12%) TDD
13 25 (6.85%) Cybersecurity
14 24 (6.58%) Mentoring
15 22 (6.03%) Decision-Making
15 22 (6.03%) High Availability
15 22 (6.03%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 57 (15.62%) Python
2 52 (14.25%) SQL
3 45 (12.33%) Java
4 37 (10.14%) JavaScript
5 32 (8.77%) PowerShell
6 23 (6.30%) Bash Shell
7 13 (3.56%) TypeScript
8 12 (3.29%) R
9 9 (2.47%) C++
10 8 (2.19%) C#
10 8 (2.19%) Perl
10 8 (2.19%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.92%) Ruby
12 6 (1.64%) Groovy
13 4 (1.10%) Go
13 4 (1.10%) Java 8
14 2 (0.55%) C
14 2 (0.55%) PHP
14 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (20.55%) Security Cleared
2 62 (16.99%) SC Cleared
3 24 (6.58%) Degree
4 16 (4.38%) DV Cleared
5 12 (3.29%) GIAC
5 12 (3.29%) ISACA
6 11 (3.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (2.19%) AWS Certification
9 5 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.37%) MCSE
9 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.37%) TOGAF Certification
9 5 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.55%) CCNA
11 2 (0.55%) CCNP
11 2 (0.55%) CISSP
11 2 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.27%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 15 (4.11%) NCSC
2 13 (3.56%) NIST
3 7 (1.92%) QA
4 5 (1.37%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.10%) GDPR
6 3 (0.82%) COBIT
7 2 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.55%) SLA
8 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 77 (21.10%) Docker
2 36 (9.86%) Active Directory
3 19 (5.21%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (3.29%) Hyper-V
6 11 (3.01%) vSphere
7 6 (1.64%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.82%) XenApp
9 2 (0.55%) Squid
9 2 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.27%) vCloud
10 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 91 (24.93%) Terraform
2 77 (21.10%) Kubernetes
3 45 (12.33%) Ansible
4 26 (7.12%) Puppet
5 14 (3.84%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (3.56%) SCCM
7 8 (2.19%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (2.19%) Nessus
7 8 (2.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (1.10%) logstash
9 3 (0.82%) Kubeflow
9 3 (0.82%) Mesos
9 3 (0.82%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.82%) SCOM
10 2 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.55%) Grafana
10 2 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.55%) Nagios
10 2 (0.55%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 71 (19.45%) Microsoft
2 33 (9.04%) Oracle
3 32 (8.77%) Google
4 27 (7.40%) Cisco
5 25 (6.85%) VMware
6 19 (5.21%) Splunk
7 12 (3.29%) Fortinet
7 12 (3.29%) HP
7 12 (3.29%) Palo Alto
7 12 (3.29%) SAP
8 11 (3.01%) Cloudera
9 10 (2.74%) IBM
10 9 (2.47%) Citrix
10 9 (2.47%) Hortonworks
10 9 (2.47%) Sparx
11 7 (1.92%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.64%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.37%) SolarWinds
14 4 (1.10%) AppDynamics
14 4 (1.10%) Atlassian