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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 406 483 593
Rank change year-on-year +77 +110  
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 207 173 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.32% 0.089%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.32% 0.96% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 137 20
Median daily rate £525 £500 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £608 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £538
% change year-on-year - -6.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £65.00 - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - £39.00

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 15648 17974 17487
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.21% 33.29% 31.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10156 11793 11016
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 595 619
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +21.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.26 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

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 June 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 June 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 +60 203 £525 +5.00% 72
London +9 98 £550 +10.00% 27
South East +30 42 £440 +2.02% 18
Buckinghamshire - 25 £411 - 2
West Midlands +40 23 £500 - 4
Milton Keynes - 20 £411 - 1
South West +9 17 £275 -50.56% 5
City of London -8 15 £525 +10.52% 7
North West +26 11 £600 +33.33% 5
Bristol 0 8 £500 -14.89% 1
Shropshire - 8 £496 - 2
Manchester +19 7 £600 +20.00% 4
Berkshire +15 7 £350 -6.66% 5
Surrey +11 7 £475 -5.00% 4
Telford - 6 £496 - 2
Birmingham - 6 £550 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £600 -
Plymouth - 5 £215 -
Devon - 5 £215 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £600 -
North East +73 3 £550 +10.00%
Cheshire +24 3 - - 1
Durham - 3 £550 -
Warrington - 3 - -
Staines +7 2 £475 -5.00% 1
Wiltshire +1 2 - - 2
East of England -4 2 £450 -25.00% 12
Midlands - 2 - - 4
Coventry - 2 £494 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 260 (69.15%) Amazon AWS
2 193 (51.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 162 (43.09%) DevOps
4 145 (38.56%) Linux
5 134 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
6 114 (30.32%) Puppet
7 112 (29.79%) Ansible
8 110 (29.26%) Windows
9 103 (27.39%) Python
10 91 (24.20%) Configuration Management
11 88 (23.40%) Opscode Chef
12 84 (22.34%) Ruby
13 83 (22.07%) Docker
14 82 (21.81%) Finance
15 77 (20.48%) Microsoft
16 73 (19.41%) Microservices
17 65 (17.29%) Security Cleared
18 63 (16.76%) TDD
19 60 (15.96%) Scrum
19 60 (15.96%) Elasticsearch
20 58 (15.43%) Migration
20 58 (15.43%) .NET
20 58 (15.43%) SQL Server
21 57 (15.16%) Terraform
22 54 (14.36%) Jenkins
23 52 (13.83%) BDD
24 51 (13.56%) NoSQL
24 51 (13.56%) High Availability
25 50 (13.30%) Bash Shell
26 49 (13.03%) SC Cleared

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 60 (15.96%) Elasticsearch
2 38 (10.11%) OpenStack
3 36 (9.57%) Confluence
4 9 (2.39%) IIS
5 7 (1.86%) Apache
6 5 (1.33%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.33%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.06%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.53%) Drupal
8 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.53%) SAS
8 2 (0.53%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.27%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (3.99%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.19%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.27%) HipChat
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.80%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 260 (69.15%) Amazon AWS
2 193 (51.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (10.11%) Amazon EC2
3 38 (10.11%) GitHub
4 32 (8.51%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (8.24%) PaaS
6 30 (7.98%) IaaS
7 19 (5.05%) SaaS
8 15 (3.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (3.99%) Office 365
9 13 (3.46%) Amazon S3
10 10 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (2.39%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (1.86%) OpenShift
13 4 (1.06%) AWS OpsWorks
14 3 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 3 (0.80%) Heroku
14 3 (0.80%) Route 53
14 3 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (10.11%) DNS
2 33 (8.78%) VPN
3 26 (6.91%) Firewall
4 23 (6.12%) HTTP
5 17 (4.52%) TCP/IP
6 16 (4.26%) WAN
7 15 (3.99%) LAN
8 13 (3.46%) SSL
9 12 (3.19%) Ethernet
10 11 (2.93%) DHCP
11 10 (2.66%) SMTP
11 10 (2.66%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (2.39%) Network Security
13 8 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (2.13%) NX-OS
13 8 (2.13%) SAN
13 8 (2.13%) SSH
14 7 (1.86%) IPsec
15 5 (1.33%) FTP
15 5 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (15.43%) SQL Server
2 51 (13.56%) NoSQL
3 35 (9.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 35 (9.31%) Hadoop
4 31 (8.24%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (4.79%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.39%) Big Data
7 8 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (2.13%) MySQL
8 6 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.60%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.33%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.33%) Star Schema
10 4 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.06%) Neo4j
11 3 (0.80%) AllegroGraph
11 3 (0.80%) Stardog
11 3 (0.80%) Triplestore
12 2 (0.53%) Apache Accumulo
12 2 (0.53%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 54 (14.36%) Jenkins
2 43 (11.44%) JIRA
3 36 (9.57%) Git (software)
4 34 (9.04%) TeamCity
5 25 (6.65%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (2.66%) GitLab
7 9 (2.39%) Maven
8 7 (1.86%) Gradle
8 7 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (1.33%) Ant
10 5 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (1.33%) Subversion
11 4 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.80%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.80%) Selenium
12 3 (0.80%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.80%) webpack
12 3 (0.80%) YouTrack
General
1 82 (21.81%) Finance
2 24 (6.38%) Banking
3 15 (3.99%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.13%) Marketing
5 7 (1.86%) Electronics
5 7 (1.86%) Retail
6 4 (1.06%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.06%) Legal
7 2 (0.53%) Games
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 112 (29.79%) Architect
2 56 (14.89%) DevOps Engineer
3 50 (13.30%) Cloud Architect
4 39 (10.37%) Developer
5 35 (9.31%) AWS Engineer
6 34 (9.04%) Solutions Architect
7 33 (8.78%) Cloud Engineer
8 31 (8.24%) AWS DevOps
9 27 (7.18%) Consultant
10 23 (6.12%) AWS Developer
10 23 (6.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 23 (6.12%) Senior Developer
11 22 (5.85%) Project Manager
12 20 (5.32%) Azure Engineer
12 20 (5.32%) Senior Architect
13 18 (4.79%) Azure Developer
14 17 (4.52%) AWS Architect
14 17 (4.52%) C# Developer
14 17 (4.52%) Senior C# Developer
15 16 (4.26%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (15.43%) .NET
2 45 (11.97%) AngularJS
3 43 (11.44%) Web Services
4 42 (11.17%) ASP.NET
5 41 (10.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 38 (10.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 31 (8.24%) RabbitMQ
8 30 (7.98%) Node.js
9 21 (5.59%) Ember.js
10 11 (2.93%) Middleware
10 11 (2.93%) REST
11 10 (2.66%) JSON
11 10 (2.66%) RESTful
12 7 (1.86%) .NET Framework
12 7 (1.86%) Elastic Stack
13 6 (1.60%) Kafka
14 5 (1.33%) Akka
14 5 (1.33%) HTML
14 5 (1.33%) MSMQ
15 4 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.44%) Hybrid Cloud
2 38 (10.11%) Private Cloud
3 26 (6.91%) Blog
4 25 (6.65%) User Experience
5 22 (5.85%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.86%) Cloud Native
9 6 (1.60%) CESG
9 6 (1.60%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.60%) PKI
10 5 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.06%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.06%) Grid Computing
11 4 (1.06%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.80%) Tandem
12 3 (0.80%) Taxonomies
12 3 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 145 (38.56%) Linux
2 110 (29.26%) Windows
3 38 (10.11%) CentOS
4 37 (9.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (9.04%) Unix
6 33 (8.78%) Windows Server
7 11 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (2.13%) AIX
8 8 (2.13%) Solaris
8 8 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.80%) Amazon Linux
10 3 (0.80%) CoreOS
10 3 (0.80%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.53%) HPUX
11 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.27%) VMS
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (43.09%) DevOps
2 134 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (24.20%) Configuration Management
4 73 (19.41%) Microservices
5 63 (16.76%) TDD
6 60 (15.96%) Scrum
7 58 (15.43%) Migration
8 52 (13.83%) BDD
9 51 (13.56%) High Availability
10 49 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (12.50%) E-Commerce
12 42 (11.17%) MVC
13 39 (10.37%) ITIL
14 35 (9.31%) Kanban
15 34 (9.04%) Continuous Improvement
16 29 (7.71%) Continuous Delivery
17 28 (7.45%) Load Balancing
17 28 (7.45%) Open Source
18 27 (7.18%) CQRS
19 26 (6.91%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 103 (27.39%) Python
2 84 (22.34%) Ruby
3 50 (13.30%) Bash Shell
4 45 (11.97%) C#
5 44 (11.70%) Java
6 33 (8.78%) JavaScript
7 31 (8.24%) Scala
8 24 (6.38%) Perl
9 21 (5.59%) SQL
10 19 (5.05%) PowerShell
11 15 (3.99%) Go
12 13 (3.46%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.60%) C++
14 5 (1.33%) PHP
15 3 (0.80%) F#
15 3 (0.80%) Groovy
15 3 (0.80%) Korn
16 2 (0.53%) Jython
16 2 (0.53%) R
17 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 65 (17.29%) Security Cleared
2 49 (13.03%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.59%) Degree
4 15 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 9 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (2.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 8 (2.13%) CISSP
8 7 (1.86%) CCIE
8 7 (1.86%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.60%) CCSP
9 6 (1.60%) CISM
10 5 (1.33%) AWS Certification
10 5 (1.33%) ISEB
10 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.06%) MCSE
11 4 (1.06%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.06%) PMP
12 3 (0.80%) CCNP
12 3 (0.80%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.45%) QA
2 16 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.93%) COBIT
4 4 (1.06%) ISO 22301
5 3 (0.80%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.53%) GCP
7 1 (0.27%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 83 (22.07%) Docker
2 29 (7.71%) Active Directory
3 15 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (3.46%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (2.93%) LXC
6 8 (2.13%) GPFS
7 7 (1.86%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.06%) iptables
8 4 (1.06%) ISA Server
8 4 (1.06%) XenApp
9 3 (0.80%) XenServer
10 2 (0.53%) pfSense
10 2 (0.53%) vCloud
10 2 (0.53%) vSphere
10 2 (0.53%) Xen
11 1 (0.27%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 114 (30.32%) Puppet
2 112 (29.79%) Ansible
3 88 (23.40%) Opscode Chef
4 57 (15.16%) Terraform
5 32 (8.51%) Kubernetes
6 15 (3.99%) ZABBIX
7 10 (2.66%) Mesos
7 10 (2.66%) SCCM
8 9 (2.39%) SCOM
9 6 (1.60%) Rundeck
10 5 (1.33%) Graphite
11 4 (1.06%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (1.06%) Salt
11 4 (1.06%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.80%) Kibana
12 3 (0.80%) logstash
12 3 (0.80%) Nagios
12 3 (0.80%) Packer
13 2 (0.53%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.53%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 77 (20.48%) Microsoft
2 48 (12.77%) VMware
3 35 (9.31%) Red Hat
4 30 (7.98%) Google
5 22 (5.85%) Cisco
5 22 (5.85%) Oracle
6 19 (5.05%) Splunk
7 12 (3.19%) SAP
8 11 (2.93%) Citrix
9 10 (2.66%) SevOne
10 9 (2.39%) HP
10 9 (2.39%) IBM
11 8 (2.13%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.86%) Atlassian
13 5 (1.33%) EMC
13 5 (1.33%) Palo Alto
14 4 (1.06%) Dell
14 4 (1.06%) SaltStack
15 3 (0.80%) NetApp
15 3 (0.80%) Remedy
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