Period
to 20 March 2019

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 March 2019 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 291 378 519
Rank change year-on-year +87 +141 +140
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 865 645 352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.64% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.73% 1.91% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 436 217
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £388 £375 £405
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
UK median hourly rate £70.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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 31,648 33,716 30,718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.74% 33.39% 33.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,802 22,360 19,968
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1,026 1,092
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £21.79 £19.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.09% +10.30% -4.22%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.78 £11.26
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.97 £49.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.13 £21.01 £18.38
% change year-on-year -8.95% +14.31% -10.91%

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 +84 773 £550 +4.76% 296
UK excluding London +88 477 £500 - 203
London +54 371 £575 +4.55% 116
South East +46 151 £513 +5.13% 68
North of England +10 117 £500 - 49
Midlands +42 85 £508 -7.73% 34
West Midlands +16 68 £538 -2.27% 28
Yorkshire +38 60 £525 +20.00% 19
Scotland +25 40 £434 -3.61% 5
Wales +21 37 £540 -10.00% 4
North West -8 36 £550 +10.00% 25
South West -32 23 £500 +5.26% 20
East of England +11 22 £434 -13.25% 9
North East +4 21 £473 -11.27% 5
East Midlands +30 15 £460 -13.41% 6
Northern Ireland +17 5 £425 -20.93% 14

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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.

1 585 (67.63%) Amazon AWS
2 501 (57.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 388 (44.86%) DevOps
4 248 (28.67%) Agile Software Development
5 240 (27.75%) Linux
6 213 (24.62%) Microsoft
7 211 (24.39%) Ansible
8 203 (23.47%) Jenkins
9 192 (22.20%) PaaS
10 175 (20.23%) Terraform
11 170 (19.65%) IaaS
12 161 (18.61%) Windows
12 161 (18.61%) Python
13 157 (18.15%) Migration
14 153 (17.69%) Docker
15 151 (17.46%) Google Cloud Platform
16 149 (17.23%) Kubernetes
17 143 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
18 142 (16.42%) SaaS
19 138 (15.95%) Finance
20 136 (15.72%) Configuration Management
21 127 (14.68%) Data Centre
22 126 (14.57%) Java
23 125 (14.45%) Web Services
24 121 (13.99%) Git (software)
25 112 (12.95%) Active Directory
26 111 (12.83%) Google
27 108 (12.49%) Puppet
28 102 (11.79%) Opscode Chef
29 96 (11.10%) Firewall

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 36 (4.16%) Confluence
2 26 (3.01%) Apache
2 26 (3.01%) IIS
3 19 (2.20%) WebLogic
4 17 (1.97%) SharePoint
5 16 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (1.62%) nginx
7 11 (1.27%) Apache Spark
7 11 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
7 11 (1.27%) Skype for Business
8 9 (1.04%) OpenStack
8 9 (1.04%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.58%) Apache Pig
9 5 (0.58%) CMS
10 4 (0.46%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.35%) Drupal
12 2 (0.23%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.23%) K2 blackpearl
12 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.23%) SPSS
3 1 (0.12%) InVision
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (0.58%) Oracle FAH
2 3 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.12%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 585 (67.63%) Amazon AWS
2 501 (57.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 192 (22.20%) PaaS
4 170 (19.65%) IaaS
5 151 (17.46%) Google Cloud Platform
6 142 (16.42%) SaaS
7 71 (8.21%) Office 365
8 58 (6.71%) AWS CloudFormation
9 46 (5.32%) Azure Active Directory
10 40 (4.62%) GitHub
11 39 (4.51%) Serverless
12 36 (4.16%) Amazon S3
13 35 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
14 33 (3.82%) Amazon EC2
15 31 (3.58%) AWS Lambda
16 29 (3.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 28 (3.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 25 (2.89%) OpenShift
19 19 (2.20%) Stackdriver
20 18 (2.08%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 96 (11.10%) Firewall
2 79 (9.13%) DNS
3 66 (7.63%) VPN
4 60 (6.94%) TCP/IP
5 48 (5.55%) SAN
6 38 (4.39%) LAN
7 37 (4.28%) WAN
8 28 (3.24%) HTTP
9 23 (2.66%) Internet
10 22 (2.54%) ICMP
11 20 (2.31%) Unified Communications
12 19 (2.20%) DHCP
13 15 (1.73%) BGP
14 12 (1.39%) NAS
14 12 (1.39%) Network Security
14 12 (1.39%) Skype
15 11 (1.27%) Software-Defined Networking
15 11 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (1.16%) OSPF
17 9 (1.04%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (5.20%) SQL Server
2 43 (4.97%) Amazon RDS
2 43 (4.97%) NoSQL
3 42 (4.86%) MongoDB
4 38 (4.39%) Big Data
5 30 (3.47%) MySQL
6 29 (3.35%) Relational Database
7 26 (3.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 25 (2.89%) RDBMS
9 24 (2.77%) Oracle Database
10 20 (2.31%) Redis
11 18 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (1.85%) Hadoop
13 14 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
15 11 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
16 8 (0.92%) JanusGraph
17 7 (0.81%) Apache Hive
17 7 (0.81%) Data Lake
18 6 (0.69%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 203 (23.47%) Jenkins
2 121 (13.99%) Git (software)
3 59 (6.82%) JIRA
4 41 (4.74%) Visual Studio Team System
5 37 (4.28%) SonarQube
6 30 (3.47%) GitLab
7 27 (3.12%) Octopus Deploy
8 21 (2.43%) Maven
9 20 (2.31%) Artifactory
10 19 (2.20%) GoCD
10 19 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (2.20%) Visual Studio
11 18 (2.08%) TeamCity
12 17 (1.97%) Bitbucket
13 15 (1.73%) Selenium
13 15 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
14 9 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (1.04%) Cucumber
14 9 (1.04%) Gradle
15 8 (0.92%) Subversion
General
1 138 (15.95%) Finance
2 56 (6.47%) Banking
3 55 (6.36%) Telecoms
4 32 (3.70%) Billing
5 28 (3.24%) Manufacturing
6 25 (2.89%) Marketing
7 21 (2.43%) Financial Institution
8 20 (2.31%) Electronics
9 19 (2.20%) Retail
10 11 (1.27%) Investment Banking
11 9 (1.04%) Back Office
12 8 (0.92%) Legal
13 6 (0.69%) Advertising
14 5 (0.58%) Automotive
15 2 (0.23%) Games
15 2 (0.23%) Law
15 2 (0.23%) Publishing
16 1 (0.12%) French Language
16 1 (0.12%) Front Office
16 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 265 (30.64%) Architect
2 147 (16.99%) DevOps Engineer
3 99 (11.45%) Cloud Architect
4 98 (11.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 84 (9.71%) AWS Engineer
6 54 (6.24%) Azure Engineer
7 53 (6.13%) AWS DevOps
8 52 (6.01%) Solutions Architect
9 50 (5.78%) Developer
10 49 (5.66%) Consultant
10 49 (5.66%) Security Architect
11 44 (5.09%) Infrastructure Architect
12 43 (4.97%) AWS Architect
13 42 (4.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 41 (4.74%) Azure Architect
15 29 (3.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 29 (3.35%) Technical Architect
16 26 (3.01%) Cloud Consultant
17 24 (2.77%) Network Engineer
17 24 (2.77%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (14.45%) Web Services
2 54 (6.24%) Node.js
3 35 (4.05%) Kafka
3 35 (4.05%) REST
4 31 (3.58%) Middleware
4 31 (3.58%) RESTful
5 30 (3.47%) RabbitMQ
6 27 (3.12%) .NET
7 26 (3.01%) Elastic Stack
8 19 (2.20%) SOAP
9 18 (2.08%) SAML
10 17 (1.97%) OAuth
11 14 (1.62%) OpenID
12 13 (1.50%) HTML
12 13 (1.50%) JSON
12 13 (1.50%) React
13 12 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
14 11 (1.27%) CSS
15 10 (1.16%) Spring
16 9 (1.04%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 127 (14.68%) Data Centre
2 76 (8.79%) Hybrid Cloud
3 72 (8.32%) Private Cloud
4 33 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (3.70%) Cloud Native
6 22 (2.54%) Virtual Team
7 19 (2.20%) Management Information System
8 18 (2.08%) Replication
9 16 (1.85%) Fintech
10 15 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
11 14 (1.62%) Hedge funds
12 13 (1.50%) Clustering
12 13 (1.50%) PKI
12 13 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
13 12 (1.39%) DataPower
14 10 (1.16%) Data Structures
14 10 (1.16%) Driving Licence
14 10 (1.16%) Mobile App
15 9 (1.04%) Microsoft Licensing
15 9 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 240 (27.75%) Linux
2 161 (18.61%) Windows
3 66 (7.63%) Windows Server
4 53 (6.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 49 (5.66%) Unix
6 21 (2.43%) AIX
6 21 (2.43%) CentOS
7 18 (2.08%) Solaris
8 16 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (1.73%) Android
10 12 (1.39%) Windows 10
11 11 (1.27%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.27%) Ubuntu
12 10 (1.16%) Windows 7
13 9 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.58%) Debian
14 5 (0.58%) VMS
15 3 (0.35%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.23%) Kali Linux
17 1 (0.12%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (44.86%) DevOps
2 248 (28.67%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (18.15%) Migration
4 143 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
5 136 (15.72%) Configuration Management
6 92 (10.64%) Microservices
7 91 (10.52%) ITIL
8 88 (10.17%) Continuous Delivery
9 84 (9.71%) Load Balancing
10 75 (8.67%) Mentoring
10 75 (8.67%) Open Source
11 74 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 71 (8.21%) Test Automation
13 61 (7.05%) Coaching
14 52 (6.01%) IT Strategy
15 50 (5.78%) Deployment Automation
16 47 (5.43%) TOGAF
17 46 (5.32%) Information Security
17 46 (5.32%) Technical Architecture
18 45 (5.20%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 161 (18.61%) Python
2 126 (14.57%) Java
3 94 (10.87%) SQL
4 92 (10.64%) Bash Shell
5 87 (10.06%) PowerShell
6 55 (6.36%) JavaScript
7 41 (4.74%) Ruby
8 39 (4.51%) Perl
9 31 (3.58%) Go
10 27 (3.12%) C#
11 22 (2.54%) Scala
12 17 (1.97%) Shell Script
13 16 (1.85%) C++
14 14 (1.62%) C
15 10 (1.16%) PHP
16 9 (1.04%) Java 8
17 8 (0.92%) R
18 7 (0.81%) AWK
19 6 (0.69%) Groovy
20 5 (0.58%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 95 (10.98%) Security Cleared
2 75 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 69 (7.98%) Degree
4 37 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (3.24%) CISSP
6 25 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (2.66%) CISM
8 21 (2.43%) MCSE
9 15 (1.73%) CCNA
10 13 (1.50%) CCNP
11 10 (1.16%) AWS Certification
11 10 (1.16%) CCIE
12 9 (1.04%) CISA
12 9 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (0.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 8 (0.92%) CCSP
13 8 (0.92%) CLAS
13 8 (0.92%) CREST Certified
13 8 (0.92%) IISP
13 8 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.58%) QA
2 25 (2.89%) GDPR
3 22 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 10 (1.16%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.04%) ISO 22301
6 9 (1.04%) PMO
7 8 (0.92%) ISAE 3402
7 8 (0.92%) ISO 31000
7 8 (0.92%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.69%) PSD2
9 5 (0.58%) SLA
10 4 (0.46%) COBIT
11 3 (0.35%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 2 (0.23%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 153 (17.69%) Docker
2 112 (12.95%) Active Directory
3 59 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (3.93%) Hyper-V
5 20 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 20 (2.31%) XenApp
6 12 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (1.16%) ISA Server
8 10 (1.16%) vSphere
9 9 (1.04%) Apache Flume
9 9 (1.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 8 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.92%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.58%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.46%) NFS
14 3 (0.35%) KVM
15 2 (0.23%) HDFS
15 2 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 211 (24.39%) Ansible
2 175 (20.23%) Terraform
3 149 (17.23%) Kubernetes
4 108 (12.49%) Puppet
5 102 (11.79%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (4.28%) SCCM
7 19 (2.20%) Graphite
8 17 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
9 16 (1.85%) Mesos
9 16 (1.85%) Packer
10 15 (1.73%) Grafana
10 15 (1.73%) Salt
11 13 (1.50%) HAProxy
11 13 (1.50%) Nagios
12 12 (1.39%) Prometheus
13 11 (1.27%) Data Guard
14 10 (1.16%) Icinga
14 10 (1.16%) Nessus
14 10 (1.16%) SCOM
14 10 (1.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 213 (24.62%) Microsoft
2 111 (12.83%) Google
3 94 (10.87%) VMware
4 59 (6.82%) Oracle
5 54 (6.24%) Cisco
6 43 (4.97%) Citrix
7 37 (4.28%) IBM
8 33 (3.82%) Red Hat
9 32 (3.70%) SAP
9 32 (3.70%) Splunk
10 20 (2.31%) ServiceNow
11 13 (1.50%) HP
12 11 (1.27%) Dell
12 11 (1.27%) NetApp
12 11 (1.27%) Okta
12 11 (1.27%) Qualys
13 10 (1.16%) New Relic
14 9 (1.04%) Atlassian
14 9 (1.04%) Barracuda Networks
14 9 (1.04%) Trend Micro