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 3 months to 27 April 2017 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 391 496 569
Rank change year-on-year +105 +73  
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 214 159 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.28% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.38% 0.87% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 111 28
Median daily rate £500 £463 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -11.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £489 £450 £535
% change year-on-year +8.61% -15.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - -

Public Cloud is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15506 18222 17715
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.37% 32.60% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10146 11991 10810
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 556 670
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +22.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +8.69% +22.66%  

Public Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Public Cloud as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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 30 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +100 212 £500 +1.52% 40
London +75 105 £525 +1.20% 13
South East +21 40 £415 +3.75% 11
West Midlands - 35 £498 - 5
City of London +12 23 £525 +6.32% 1
Shropshire - 19 £493 - 3
Berkshire +17 18 £415 +10.66% 3
Telford - 18 £493 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 17 £411 - 2
Milton Keynes - 15 £411 - 1
Reading +16 10 £410 +9.33%
North West +16 9 £550 +10.00% 2
South West +9 9 £275 -53.19% 3
Birmingham - 7 £500 - 2
Bristol +4 6 £275 -53.19%
North East +16 5 £550 +18.91%
Nottinghamshire - 4 £550 - 3
East Midlands - 4 £550 - 3
Cheshire +32 3 - -
Surrey +2 3 £433 -13.50% 6
East of England -4 3 £475 -20.83% 2
Warrington - 3 - -
Durham - 3 £550 -
Nottingham - 3 £550 - 2
Yorkshire +24 2 £513 +41.37%
Scotland +24 2 - -
Tyne and Wear +19 2 £390 -22.00%
Edinburgh +15 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne +15 2 £390 -22.00%
Wiltshire 0 2 - -

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Public Cloud also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Public Cloud.

1 237 (65.47%) Amazon AWS
2 184 (50.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 163 (45.03%) DevOps
4 145 (40.06%) Linux
5 136 (37.57%) Agile Software Development
6 108 (29.83%) Puppet
7 101 (27.90%) Ansible
8 92 (25.41%) Python
9 91 (25.14%) Windows
10 85 (23.48%) Docker
11 82 (22.65%) Ruby
12 81 (22.38%) Microsoft
13 76 (20.99%) Finance
14 71 (19.61%) Configuration Management
14 71 (19.61%) Security Cleared
15 64 (17.68%) Jenkins
15 64 (17.68%) Opscode Chef
16 62 (17.13%) VMware
17 61 (16.85%) Migration
18 59 (16.30%) Elasticsearch
19 58 (16.02%) Continuous Integration
20 57 (15.75%) Microservices
21 56 (15.47%) Terraform
22 55 (15.19%) Bash Shell
22 55 (15.19%) Scrum
23 50 (13.81%) SC Cleared
24 49 (13.54%) SQL Server
25 48 (13.26%) CentOS
25 48 (13.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 48 (13.26%) High Availability

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 59 (16.30%) Elasticsearch
2 34 (9.39%) OpenStack
3 31 (8.56%) Confluence
4 10 (2.76%) Apache
4 10 (2.76%) IIS
5 9 (2.49%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.21%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (1.66%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.10%) SAS
8 4 (1.10%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.83%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.55%) nginx
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.55%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.28%) CMS
11 1 (0.28%) Liferay
Applications
1 14 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.31%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.28%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 6 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.28%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 237 (65.47%) Amazon AWS
2 184 (50.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (10.22%) PaaS
4 34 (9.39%) IaaS
5 32 (8.84%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (7.46%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (7.18%) GitHub
8 17 (4.70%) SaaS
9 15 (4.14%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (3.87%) Office 365
11 8 (2.21%) Amazon S3
11 8 (2.21%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (1.93%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (1.38%) OpenShift
14 4 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.83%) AWS OpsWorks
16 2 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 2 (0.55%) AWS CloudTrail
16 2 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
16 2 (0.55%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (11.88%) VPN
2 33 (9.12%) Firewall
3 29 (8.01%) DNS
4 19 (5.25%) LAN
4 19 (5.25%) WAN
5 14 (3.87%) HTTP
6 11 (3.04%) DHCP
6 11 (3.04%) SAN
7 10 (2.76%) Ethernet
7 10 (2.76%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (1.93%) SMTP
8 7 (1.93%) SSL
9 6 (1.66%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (1.66%) NX-OS
9 6 (1.66%) TCP/IP
10 5 (1.38%) IPsec
10 5 (1.38%) Software-Defined Networking
11 4 (1.10%) MPLS
12 3 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.83%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 35 (9.67%) NoSQL
3 26 (7.18%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (6.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 23 (6.35%) Hadoop
6 14 (3.87%) MySQL
7 12 (3.31%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.21%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.38%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.38%) Star Schema
10 4 (1.10%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.83%) AllegroGraph
11 3 (0.83%) Big Data
11 3 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.83%) Neo4j
11 3 (0.83%) Stardog
11 3 (0.83%) Triplestore
12 2 (0.55%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 64 (17.68%) Jenkins
2 34 (9.39%) JIRA
3 29 (8.01%) Git (software)
4 21 (5.80%) TeamCity
5 19 (5.25%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (1.93%) Maven
7 6 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.38%) Gradle
8 5 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (1.10%) GitLab
10 3 (0.83%) Ant
10 3 (0.83%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.83%) Selenium
10 3 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.83%) YouTrack
11 2 (0.55%) Grunt
11 2 (0.55%) JUnit
11 2 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.55%) Vagrant
General
1 76 (20.99%) Finance
2 15 (4.14%) Banking
3 14 (3.87%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.76%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.21%) Marketing
6 5 (1.38%) Electronics
6 5 (1.38%) Retail
7 4 (1.10%) Legal
8 3 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.55%) Billing
9 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) Advertising
10 1 (0.28%) Games
10 1 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 119 (32.87%) Architect
2 61 (16.85%) DevOps Engineer
3 53 (14.64%) Cloud Architect
4 41 (11.33%) AWS DevOps
4 41 (11.33%) Solutions Architect
5 39 (10.77%) AWS Engineer
6 33 (9.12%) Cloud Engineer
6 33 (9.12%) Consultant
7 27 (7.46%) Developer
8 26 (7.18%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 22 (6.08%) DevOps Consultant
10 19 (5.25%) AWS Consultant
10 19 (5.25%) Azure Architect
10 19 (5.25%) Infrastructure Architect
11 17 (4.70%) Linux Engineer
11 17 (4.70%) Senior DevOps
12 16 (4.42%) AWS Architect
12 16 (4.42%) Senior Architect
12 16 (4.42%) Technical Architect
13 15 (4.14%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (11.33%) .NET
2 35 (9.67%) Web Services
3 33 (9.12%) AngularJS
3 33 (9.12%) ASP.NET
4 31 (8.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 31 (8.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 20 (5.52%) Node.js
6 18 (4.97%) RabbitMQ
7 16 (4.42%) Ember.js
8 15 (4.14%) Middleware
9 12 (3.31%) Elastic Stack
10 10 (2.76%) REST
11 9 (2.49%) JSON
12 7 (1.93%) boto
13 6 (1.66%) Django
14 5 (1.38%) Akka
15 4 (1.10%) LAPP Stack
16 3 (0.83%) Apache Avro
16 3 (0.83%) Protocol Buffers
16 3 (0.83%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.22%) Hybrid Cloud
2 34 (9.39%) Private Cloud
3 23 (6.35%) User Experience
4 20 (5.52%) Data Centre
5 19 (5.25%) Blog
6 18 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.49%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.21%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.93%) Cloud Native
9 7 (1.93%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.66%) CESG
10 6 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.38%) Fintech
11 5 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.10%) Grid Computing
12 4 (1.10%) PKI
12 4 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.83%) Tandem
13 3 (0.83%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 145 (40.06%) Linux
2 91 (25.14%) Windows
3 48 (13.26%) CentOS
3 48 (13.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (7.73%) Windows Server
5 22 (6.08%) Unix
6 13 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (2.76%) Solaris
8 9 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.66%) AIX
9 6 (1.66%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.83%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.55%) HPUX
12 2 (0.55%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (45.03%) DevOps
2 136 (37.57%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (19.61%) Configuration Management
4 61 (16.85%) Migration
5 58 (16.02%) Continuous Integration
6 57 (15.75%) Microservices
7 55 (15.19%) Scrum
8 48 (13.26%) High Availability
9 44 (12.15%) TDD
10 43 (11.88%) E-Commerce
11 41 (11.33%) BDD
12 37 (10.22%) Load Balancing
13 34 (9.39%) Mentoring
14 32 (8.84%) MVC
15 28 (7.73%) Kanban
16 26 (7.18%) Continuous Improvement
16 26 (7.18%) ITIL
17 23 (6.35%) Continuous Delivery
17 23 (6.35%) Project Management
18 22 (6.08%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 92 (25.41%) Python
2 82 (22.65%) Ruby
3 55 (15.19%) Bash Shell
4 34 (9.39%) C#
5 33 (9.12%) Java
6 27 (7.46%) JavaScript
7 24 (6.63%) PowerShell
8 22 (6.08%) Scala
9 18 (4.97%) Perl
10 12 (3.31%) SQL
11 10 (2.76%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.10%) Go
13 3 (0.83%) C++
13 3 (0.83%) Korn
13 3 (0.83%) PHP
13 3 (0.83%) R
14 2 (0.55%) C
14 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.28%) X++
Qualifications
1 71 (19.61%) Security Cleared
2 50 (13.81%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.25%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (4.97%) Degree
5 10 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 9 (2.49%) CCIE
7 7 (1.93%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 7 (1.93%) CISSP
7 7 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.66%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.66%) MCSE
9 5 (1.38%) CCSP
9 5 (1.38%) CISM
9 5 (1.38%) EMC Certification
10 4 (1.10%) CCNP
10 4 (1.10%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.83%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.83%) CCNA
11 3 (0.83%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.46%) QA
2 8 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.66%) COBIT
4 5 (1.38%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.10%) ISO22301
5 4 (1.10%) SLA
6 3 (0.83%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.55%) GCP
7 2 (0.55%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.28%) ISO27002
System Software
1 85 (23.48%) Docker
2 29 (8.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (6.91%) Active Directory
4 18 (4.97%) Hyper-V
5 16 (4.42%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (2.49%) LXC
7 6 (1.66%) GPFS
7 6 (1.66%) XenApp
8 4 (1.10%) iptables
9 3 (0.83%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.83%) Xen
10 2 (0.55%) Ceph
10 2 (0.55%) pfSense
10 2 (0.55%) vCloud
10 2 (0.55%) vSphere
10 2 (0.55%) XenServer
11 1 (0.28%) NFS
11 1 (0.28%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.28%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 108 (29.83%) Puppet
2 101 (27.90%) Ansible
3 64 (17.68%) Opscode Chef
4 56 (15.47%) Terraform
5 30 (8.29%) Kubernetes
6 13 (3.59%) ZABBIX
7 12 (3.31%) Kibana
7 12 (3.31%) logstash
8 7 (1.93%) SCCM
8 7 (1.93%) SCOM
9 5 (1.38%) Salt
10 4 (1.10%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.10%) Graphite
10 4 (1.10%) Nagios
11 3 (0.83%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.83%) vRealize
12 2 (0.55%) Mesos
12 2 (0.55%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.55%) Rundeck
12 2 (0.55%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 81 (22.38%) Microsoft
2 62 (17.13%) VMware
3 33 (9.12%) Red Hat
4 26 (7.18%) Oracle
5 24 (6.63%) Cisco
6 23 (6.35%) Google
7 21 (5.80%) Splunk
8 15 (4.14%) Citrix
9 12 (3.31%) HP
10 10 (2.76%) CheckPoint
11 9 (2.49%) SAP
12 8 (2.21%) IBM
12 8 (2.21%) SaltStack
12 8 (2.21%) SevOne
13 7 (1.93%) EMC
13 7 (1.93%) Palo Alto
14 6 (1.66%) Atlassian
14 6 (1.66%) NetApp
15 5 (1.38%) Remedy
16 4 (1.10%) 3PAR
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