Period
to 20 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 359 486 483
Rank change year-on-year +127 -3 +276
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 713 440 476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.44% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.04% 1.29% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 274 353
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% -
10th Percentile £400 £385 £403
90th Percentile £688 £692 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% -1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% - -
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 34,972 34,182 36,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.17% 34.40% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,898 22,524 23,822
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £660 £650 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,071 1,062 1,254
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.90% - +6.89%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £47.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.09 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.43% - +11.11%

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 October 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 15 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 October 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 +108 679 £550 +4.76% 204
London +90 373 £550 - 81
UK excluding London +73 327 £500 - 139
North of England +34 109 £525 +5.00% 44
South East +2 95 £538 +7.50% 31
Midlands +35 69 £453 -9.45% 17
Yorkshire +33 62 £538 +7.50% 27
West Midlands +31 56 £471 -5.75% 14
North West -11 36 £500 -2.44% 14
Scotland -9 24 £425 -20.93% 9
South West -30 15 £500 +40.85% 16
East of England +5 14 £500 +5.26% 15
East Midlands +12 12 £350 - 3
North East +9 11 £475 +18.75% 3
Wales - 1 £650 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 497 (69.71%) Amazon AWS
2 418 (58.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 273 (38.29%) DevOps
4 256 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
5 230 (32.26%) Linux
6 183 (25.67%) Ansible
7 175 (24.54%) Microsoft
8 164 (23.00%) Docker
8 164 (23.00%) PaaS
9 147 (20.62%) Jenkins
10 146 (20.48%) Configuration Management
11 143 (20.06%) Java
12 136 (19.07%) SaaS
13 135 (18.93%) Windows
13 135 (18.93%) Migration
14 134 (18.79%) Python
14 134 (18.79%) IaaS
15 130 (18.23%) Terraform
16 129 (18.09%) Kubernetes
17 121 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
18 116 (16.27%) Puppet
19 110 (15.43%) Data Centre
20 105 (14.73%) Security Cleared
21 101 (14.17%) Opscode Chef
22 97 (13.60%) Web Services
22 97 (13.60%) Finance
23 96 (13.46%) Git (software)
24 90 (12.62%) Firewall
25 89 (12.48%) Active Directory
26 83 (11.64%) Google

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 (4.77%) Apache
2 28 (3.93%) Confluence
3 20 (2.81%) Cloud Foundry
4 15 (2.10%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.82%) IIS
6 12 (1.68%) OpenStack
7 11 (1.54%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.40%) CMS
9 9 (1.26%) WordPress
10 8 (1.12%) nginx
11 7 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.84%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.84%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.28%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.28%) K2 blackpearl
13 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.28%) Sitefinity
13 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.84%) SAP BPC
1 6 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.70%) Oracle FAH
3 3 (0.42%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.28%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 497 (69.71%) Amazon AWS
2 418 (58.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 164 (23.00%) PaaS
4 136 (19.07%) SaaS
5 134 (18.79%) IaaS
6 69 (9.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 53 (7.43%) Cloud Computing
8 38 (5.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 38 (5.33%) Serverless
9 31 (4.35%) Office 365
10 29 (4.07%) Amazon EC2
11 24 (3.37%) OpenShift
12 23 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 22 (3.09%) Amazon S3
13 22 (3.09%) GitHub
14 20 (2.81%) Amazon SQS
14 20 (2.81%) Azure Active Directory
15 18 (2.52%) AWS Lambda
15 18 (2.52%) Route 53
16 17 (2.38%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 90 (12.62%) Firewall
2 72 (10.10%) DNS
3 59 (8.27%) VPN
4 51 (7.15%) TCP/IP
5 25 (3.51%) SAN
6 23 (3.23%) HTTP
7 19 (2.66%) ICMP
8 16 (2.24%) Internet
9 14 (1.96%) LAN
9 14 (1.96%) WAN
10 12 (1.68%) MPLS
11 11 (1.54%) Network Security
11 11 (1.54%) SSL
12 10 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (1.26%) DHCP
13 9 (1.26%) NAS
13 9 (1.26%) Wireless
14 8 (1.12%) Cisco ISE
14 8 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 8 (1.12%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (6.87%) SQL Server
2 44 (6.17%) NoSQL
3 37 (5.19%) MySQL
4 35 (4.91%) MongoDB
5 26 (3.65%) Amazon RDS
5 26 (3.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 22 (3.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 22 (3.09%) Big Data
6 22 (3.09%) Redis
7 20 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (2.24%) Hadoop
8 16 (2.24%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.40%) Couchbase
10 9 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.12%) SQLite
12 7 (0.98%) SAP BW
13 6 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.70%) Essbase
14 5 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 147 (20.62%) Jenkins
2 96 (13.46%) Git (software)
3 54 (7.57%) Maven
4 50 (7.01%) JIRA
5 34 (4.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (4.63%) Visual Studio
7 32 (4.49%) SonarQube
8 29 (4.07%) Octopus Deploy
9 28 (3.93%) Bitbucket
10 25 (3.51%) GitLab
11 24 (3.37%) Artifactory
11 24 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 21 (2.95%) Subversion
13 20 (2.81%) Cucumber
13 20 (2.81%) Visual Studio Team System
14 17 (2.38%) JMeter
14 17 (2.38%) Selenium
14 17 (2.38%) The Grinder
15 16 (2.24%) TeamCity
16 10 (1.40%) Xcode
General
1 97 (13.60%) Finance
2 27 (3.79%) Banking
3 24 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 21 (2.95%) Retail
5 16 (2.24%) Marketing
6 7 (0.98%) Financial Institution
6 7 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.84%) Back Office
7 6 (0.84%) Electronics
7 6 (0.84%) Law
8 5 (0.70%) Billing
9 3 (0.42%) Publishing
10 2 (0.28%) Advertising
10 2 (0.28%) Automotive
10 2 (0.28%) Games
10 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.28%) Legal
11 1 (0.14%) French Language
11 1 (0.14%) German Language
11 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 189 (26.51%) Architect
2 155 (21.74%) DevOps Engineer
3 72 (10.10%) Cloud Architect
4 61 (8.56%) Consultant
5 51 (7.15%) AWS DevOps
5 51 (7.15%) Solutions Architect
6 50 (7.01%) Cloud Engineer
7 46 (6.45%) AWS Architect
7 46 (6.45%) Developer
8 43 (6.03%) AWS Engineer
9 38 (5.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 35 (4.91%) Azure Architect
11 30 (4.21%) Java Engineer
12 28 (3.93%) Senior DevOps
13 26 (3.65%) Software Engineer
14 24 (3.37%) Azure Engineer
14 24 (3.37%) Infrastructure Architect
14 24 (3.37%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 23 (3.23%) Cloud Consultant
15 23 (3.23%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (13.60%) Web Services
2 77 (10.80%) Node.js
3 50 (7.01%) .NET
4 38 (5.33%) RabbitMQ
4 38 (5.33%) REST
5 35 (4.91%) Kafka
6 28 (3.93%) JSON
7 24 (3.37%) CSS
7 24 (3.37%) Elastic Stack
8 23 (3.23%) SOAP
9 22 (3.09%) jQuery
10 21 (2.95%) ActiveMQ
11 20 (2.81%) Spring
12 19 (2.66%) HTML
13 16 (2.24%) HTML5
13 16 (2.24%) RESTful
14 15 (2.10%) LDAP
14 15 (2.10%) Middleware
15 14 (1.96%) AngularJS
16 13 (1.82%) React
Miscellaneous
1 110 (15.43%) Data Centre
2 55 (7.71%) Hybrid Cloud
3 49 (6.87%) Private Cloud
4 24 (3.37%) Replication
5 22 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (3.09%) Computer Science
6 21 (2.95%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.95%) Mobile App
7 17 (2.38%) PKI
7 17 (2.38%) User Experience
8 12 (1.68%) Cloud Native
9 9 (1.26%) Clustering
9 9 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.26%) iPhone
9 9 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.26%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.12%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.12%) Microsoft Licensing
11 7 (0.98%) Enterprise Cloud
12 6 (0.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 230 (32.26%) Linux
2 135 (18.93%) Windows
3 69 (9.68%) Windows Server
4 68 (9.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (7.15%) Unix
6 27 (3.79%) CentOS
7 24 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (2.66%) Android
9 15 (2.10%) Apple iOS
9 15 (2.10%) Ubuntu
9 15 (2.10%) VMS
10 8 (1.12%) CoreOS
10 8 (1.12%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.70%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.56%) AIX
13 4 (0.56%) Solaris
13 4 (0.56%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.14%) Debian
14 1 (0.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (38.29%) DevOps
2 256 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (20.48%) Configuration Management
4 135 (18.93%) Migration
5 121 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
6 77 (10.80%) Microservices
7 69 (9.68%) Mentoring
8 68 (9.54%) Test Automation
9 63 (8.84%) ITIL
10 56 (7.85%) Open Source
10 56 (7.85%) TDD
11 50 (7.01%) Load Balancing
12 48 (6.73%) Scrum
13 42 (5.89%) Coaching
13 42 (5.89%) Continuous Improvement
14 41 (5.75%) Software Engineering
15 39 (5.47%) Technical Architecture
16 38 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
17 36 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 34 (4.77%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 143 (20.06%) Java
2 134 (18.79%) Python
3 80 (11.22%) PowerShell
4 78 (10.94%) Bash Shell
4 78 (10.94%) JavaScript
5 72 (10.10%) SQL
6 57 (7.99%) C#
7 46 (6.45%) Ruby
8 38 (5.33%) Perl
9 29 (4.07%) Scala
10 23 (3.23%) Java 8
11 21 (2.95%) Go
12 18 (2.52%) Clojure
13 14 (1.96%) T-SQL
14 13 (1.82%) PHP
15 10 (1.40%) Apple Swift
15 10 (1.40%) Objective-C
16 9 (1.26%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.98%) AWK
17 7 (0.98%) C
Qualifications
1 105 (14.73%) Security Cleared
2 71 (9.96%) SC Cleared
3 39 (5.47%) Degree
4 19 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (2.38%) CISSP
6 16 (2.24%) CISM
7 14 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (1.82%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.26%) MCSA
10 7 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (0.98%) MCSE
11 6 (0.84%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.84%) CCIE
11 6 (0.84%) CCNP
12 5 (0.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 5 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.70%) CCSP
12 5 (0.70%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.56%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (2.24%) GDPR
2 16 (2.24%) QA
3 14 (1.96%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 6 (0.84%) SLA
6 5 (0.70%) ISAE 3402
7 4 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.56%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.56%) ISO 31000
7 4 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.56%) PMO
8 3 (0.42%) COBIT
8 3 (0.42%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.42%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.14%) PSD2
10 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 164 (23.00%) Docker
2 89 (12.48%) Active Directory
3 57 (7.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (4.07%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.12%) vSphere
6 7 (0.98%) Apache Flume
6 7 (0.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (0.98%) GPFS
6 7 (0.98%) LXC
7 6 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.84%) XenApp
8 5 (0.70%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.56%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.42%) Dovecot
10 3 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.42%) Postfix
10 3 (0.42%) vCloud
10 3 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 183 (25.67%) Ansible
2 130 (18.23%) Terraform
3 129 (18.09%) Kubernetes
4 116 (16.27%) Puppet
5 101 (14.17%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (3.51%) ZABBIX
7 23 (3.23%) Mesos
8 21 (2.95%) Nagios
9 16 (2.24%) SCOrch
10 14 (1.96%) Salt
11 13 (1.82%) WSUS
12 12 (1.68%) CloudForms
12 12 (1.68%) SCOM
13 11 (1.54%) SCCM
13 11 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
14 10 (1.40%) Graphite
14 10 (1.40%) HockeyApp
15 9 (1.26%) OpenView
16 8 (1.12%) Sysdig
17 7 (0.98%) Consul
Vendors
1 175 (24.54%) Microsoft
2 83 (11.64%) Google
3 78 (10.94%) VMware
4 49 (6.87%) Red Hat
5 44 (6.17%) Cisco
6 43 (6.03%) Splunk
7 35 (4.91%) Oracle
8 34 (4.77%) IBM
9 28 (3.93%) Citrix
10 21 (2.95%) HP
11 20 (2.81%) CA
12 19 (2.66%) SAP
13 18 (2.52%) New Relic
14 15 (2.10%) F5
15 14 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
16 12 (1.68%) Atlassian
16 12 (1.68%) Cloudera
17 11 (1.54%) Xamarin
18 10 (1.40%) SaltStack
18 10 (1.40%) Twitter