Period
to 20 October 2017

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 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
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 483 476 757
Rank change year-on-year -7 +281 +32
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 440 476 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.45% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.32% 1.35% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 353 89
UK median daily rate £525 £515 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% - +8.42%
10th Percentile £385 £403 £400
90th Percentile £692 £611 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £463 £468
% change year-on-year +8.11% -1.07% +16.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
UK 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 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 33353 35380 37024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.58% 33.29% 32.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22051 23199 23416
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1201 1453
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +5.26% +1.60%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.21 £20.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year -1.41% +12.33% -0.05%

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 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Public Cloud in the UK

Public Cloud
Top 14 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 2017. 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 +27 419 £525 +2.44% 57
London -31 224 £550 - 33
UK excluding London +60 204 £500 +8.11% 26
South East +37 87 £500 +5.26% 8
North of England +61 50 £500 +12.36% 3
North West +49 35 £513 +28.13% 2
South West +22 23 £355 -21.11% 3
Midlands +24 16 £500 +11.11% 3
East of England -13 16 £475 -9.52% 7
Scotland +17 12 £538 +31.10% 2
Yorkshire +14 9 £500 -11.50% 1
West Midlands +12 9 £500 +5.26% 2
North East +52 6 £400 -2.44%
East Midlands 0 5 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 308 (70.00%) Amazon AWS
2 242 (55.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 194 (44.09%) DevOps
4 175 (39.77%) Linux
5 137 (31.14%) Ansible
6 123 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
7 110 (25.00%) Puppet
8 109 (24.77%) Python
9 102 (23.18%) Jenkins
10 101 (22.95%) Configuration Management
11 97 (22.05%) Docker
12 95 (21.59%) Microsoft
13 94 (21.36%) Windows
14 87 (19.77%) Opscode Chef
15 86 (19.55%) IaaS
16 80 (18.18%) Git (software)
17 78 (17.73%) Finance
18 77 (17.50%) Migration
19 69 (15.68%) PaaS
20 68 (15.45%) Terraform
21 67 (15.23%) Java
22 64 (14.55%) VMware
22 64 (14.55%) Microservices
23 63 (14.32%) Web Services
23 63 (14.32%) Ruby
24 62 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
25 61 (13.86%) Firewall
26 60 (13.64%) Load Balancing
27 58 (13.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 56 (12.73%) DNS

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 55 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 31 (7.05%) Confluence
3 20 (4.55%) nginx
4 19 (4.32%) Tomcat
5 18 (4.09%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (2.73%) Apache
6 12 (2.73%) IIS
7 11 (2.50%) SAS
7 11 (2.50%) WebLogic
8 9 (2.05%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.82%) Apache Spark
10 6 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (1.14%) CMS
12 4 (0.91%) Drupal
12 4 (0.91%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.68%) Skype for Business
14 2 (0.45%) Alfresco
14 2 (0.45%) Liferay
14 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.68%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.23%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.23%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 308 (70.00%) Amazon AWS
2 242 (55.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (19.55%) IaaS
4 69 (15.68%) PaaS
5 41 (9.32%) SaaS
6 40 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (6.59%) GitHub
8 28 (6.36%) AWS CloudFormation
9 24 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
10 21 (4.77%) Office 365
11 20 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
12 19 (4.32%) Slack
13 14 (3.18%) OpenShift
14 13 (2.95%) Amazon S3
15 8 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 8 (1.82%) Amazon ELB
15 8 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (1.82%) Serverless
15 8 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (1.59%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 61 (13.86%) Firewall
2 56 (12.73%) DNS
3 50 (11.36%) VPN
4 35 (7.95%) HTTP
5 29 (6.59%) TCP/IP
6 26 (5.91%) Network Security
7 21 (4.77%) WAN
8 15 (3.41%) LAN
8 15 (3.41%) SAN
9 12 (2.73%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (2.73%) DHCP
9 12 (2.73%) Internet
9 12 (2.73%) VoIP
10 9 (2.05%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (2.05%) SSH
11 8 (1.82%) SSL
12 7 (1.59%) BGP
12 7 (1.59%) NX-OS
13 6 (1.36%) ICMP
13 6 (1.36%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.32%) NoSQL
2 38 (8.64%) SQL Server
3 33 (7.50%) MySQL
4 24 (5.45%) Hadoop
5 19 (4.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 19 (4.32%) Relational Database
6 13 (2.95%) Big Data
6 13 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (2.05%) MongoDB
8 9 (2.05%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.59%) Star Schema
10 6 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.36%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.36%) Redis
11 3 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.68%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.45%) GIS
12 2 (0.45%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 102 (23.18%) Jenkins
2 80 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 40 (9.09%) JIRA
4 36 (8.18%) TeamCity
5 25 (5.68%) Maven
6 19 (4.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 18 (4.09%) Subversion
8 15 (3.41%) Artifactory
8 15 (3.41%) Sonatype Nexus
9 13 (2.95%) Selenium
9 13 (2.95%) SonarQube
10 11 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (2.27%) GitLab
11 10 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (1.59%) git-flow
12 7 (1.59%) Gradle
13 6 (1.36%) GoCD
13 6 (1.36%) Hudson
13 6 (1.36%) Mercurial
13 6 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 78 (17.73%) Finance
2 31 (7.05%) Banking
3 22 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.64%) Retail
5 12 (2.73%) Law
6 11 (2.50%) Marketing
7 10 (2.27%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.82%) Electronics
9 6 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.68%) Billing
10 3 (0.68%) Games
10 3 (0.68%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 137 (31.14%) Architect
2 74 (16.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 67 (15.23%) Cloud Engineer
4 54 (12.27%) Cloud Architect
5 42 (9.55%) Consultant
6 39 (8.86%) AWS Engineer
7 37 (8.41%) Developer
8 31 (7.05%) AWS DevOps
9 27 (6.14%) Azure Engineer
10 25 (5.68%) AWS Architect
11 22 (5.00%) Azure Architect
11 22 (5.00%) Security Architect
12 21 (4.77%) AWS Consultant
12 21 (4.77%) Linux Engineer
13 20 (4.55%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 20 (4.55%) DevOps Consultant
14 19 (4.32%) Cloud Specialist
15 18 (4.09%) Technical Architect
16 17 (3.86%) Senior Developer
16 17 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (14.32%) Web Services
2 39 (8.86%) .NET
3 29 (6.59%) AngularJS
4 25 (5.68%) Node.js
5 24 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web API
5 24 (5.45%) RabbitMQ
6 23 (5.23%) ASP.NET
7 20 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (3.86%) Ember.js
8 17 (3.86%) Middleware
9 16 (3.64%) RESTful
10 13 (2.95%) Elastic Stack
11 11 (2.50%) JSON
11 11 (2.50%) React
12 8 (1.82%) Kafka
13 7 (1.59%) .NET Framework
13 7 (1.59%) pytest
13 7 (1.59%) REST
13 7 (1.59%) SOAP
14 6 (1.36%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 56 (12.73%) Hybrid Cloud
2 45 (10.23%) Data Centre
3 44 (10.00%) Private Cloud
4 23 (5.23%) Virtual Team
5 19 (4.32%) Blog
6 13 (2.95%) Clustering
7 12 (2.73%) CESG
8 11 (2.50%) User Experience
9 10 (2.27%) Enterprise Cloud
9 10 (2.27%) Management Information System
10 9 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (2.05%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.82%) PKI
12 7 (1.59%) CMDB
12 7 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.36%) Cloud Native
13 6 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 5 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
15 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 175 (39.77%) Linux
2 94 (21.36%) Windows
3 58 (13.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (9.55%) Unix
5 31 (7.05%) CentOS
6 29 (6.59%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.36%) CoreOS
7 6 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.68%) AIX
9 3 (0.68%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.45%) Android
10 2 (0.45%) Debian
10 2 (0.45%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.23%) Fedora
11 1 (0.23%) VMS
11 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (44.09%) DevOps
2 123 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (22.95%) Configuration Management
4 77 (17.50%) Migration
5 64 (14.55%) Microservices
6 62 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
7 60 (13.64%) Load Balancing
8 49 (11.14%) ITIL
9 47 (10.68%) Continuous Delivery
10 45 (10.23%) Test Automation
11 43 (9.77%) Open Source
11 43 (9.77%) TDD
12 39 (8.86%) High Availability
13 38 (8.64%) Service Management
14 37 (8.41%) Scrum
15 33 (7.50%) Mentoring
16 30 (6.82%) BDD
17 29 (6.59%) E-Commerce
18 26 (5.91%) Continuous Improvement
19 25 (5.68%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 109 (24.77%) Python
2 67 (15.23%) Java
3 63 (14.32%) Ruby
4 55 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 42 (9.55%) SQL
6 41 (9.32%) Perl
7 40 (9.09%) C#
8 27 (6.14%) JavaScript
9 22 (5.00%) PowerShell
10 19 (4.32%) Go
11 17 (3.86%) Groovy
11 17 (3.86%) Shell Script
12 13 (2.95%) Scala
13 8 (1.82%) C++
13 8 (1.82%) PHP
13 8 (1.82%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 3 (0.68%) C
14 3 (0.68%) F#
14 3 (0.68%) Jython
14 3 (0.68%) Korn
Qualifications
1 51 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 37 (8.41%) Degree
3 30 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (5.45%) SC Cleared
5 19 (4.32%) CISSP
6 18 (4.09%) AWS Certification
6 18 (4.09%) CISM
7 14 (3.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 13 (2.95%) CCSP
9 11 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (2.27%) CCIE
10 10 (2.27%) CCNP
11 9 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (2.05%) MCSE
12 6 (1.36%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (1.36%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.36%) MySQL Certification
13 5 (1.14%) EMC Certification
13 5 (1.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (4.32%) COBIT
2 19 (4.32%) QA
3 11 (2.50%) GCP
4 9 (2.05%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.59%) ISO 22301
6 4 (0.91%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.91%) GDPR
7 3 (0.68%) RMADS
8 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 97 (22.05%) Docker
2 40 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.55%) Active Directory
4 12 (2.73%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.36%) LXC
7 5 (1.14%) GPFS
7 5 (1.14%) XenApp
8 4 (0.91%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.68%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.68%) vSphere
9 3 (0.68%) Xen
9 3 (0.68%) XenServer
10 1 (0.23%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.23%) KVM
10 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.23%) vCloud
10 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 137 (31.14%) Ansible
2 110 (25.00%) Puppet
3 87 (19.77%) Opscode Chef
4 68 (15.45%) Terraform
5 51 (11.59%) Kubernetes
6 16 (3.64%) logstash
7 13 (2.95%) Nagios
8 12 (2.73%) Mesos
9 11 (2.50%) SCCM
10 9 (2.05%) SCOM
11 8 (1.82%) Kibana
11 8 (1.82%) Rundeck
11 8 (1.82%) Salt
12 7 (1.59%) Packer
12 7 (1.59%) vRealize
13 6 (1.36%) ZABBIX
14 5 (1.14%) AirWatch
14 5 (1.14%) Icinga
14 5 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 5 (1.14%) Rancher
Vendors
1 95 (21.59%) Microsoft
2 64 (14.55%) VMware
3 33 (7.50%) Google
3 33 (7.50%) Oracle
4 29 (6.59%) Red Hat
5 28 (6.36%) Cisco
6 20 (4.55%) Splunk
7 15 (3.41%) CheckPoint
7 15 (3.41%) SolarWinds
8 12 (2.73%) Citrix
9 11 (2.50%) SAP
10 10 (2.27%) F5
11 7 (1.59%) IBM
12 6 (1.36%) Mercator
12 6 (1.36%) Palo Alto
12 6 (1.36%) Perforce
12 6 (1.36%) SaltStack
13 5 (1.14%) LogRhythm
13 5 (1.14%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.14%) SevOne