Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 486 545 766
Rank change year-on-year +59 +221 +18
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 407 387 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.36% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.26% 1.07% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 294 69
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £400 £377 £360
90th Percentile £675 £631 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £478 £475 £518
% change year-on-year +0.53% -8.26% +29.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
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 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 32201 36004 35954
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.40% 33.18% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21043 23586 22446
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £265 £253 £238
90th Percentile £640 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 986 1203 1387
UK median hourly rate £21.45 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.14% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.23 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% -7.50%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +73 400 £525 +5.00% 64
London +23 208 £550 +7.32% 28
UK excluding London +87 192 £478 +0.53% 38
South East +39 78 £415 -2.35% 11
Midlands +67 47 £500 +33.33% 2
West Midlands +76 38 £500 +14.29% 1
North of England +53 30 £550 - 15
South West +5 27 £325 -29.73% 2
North West +39 22 £538 +7.50% 10
East of England -9 9 £475 -19.15% 5
East Midlands -17 7 £550 +46.67% 1
North East +57 6 £550 +10.00% 2
Yorkshire +6 2 - - 3
Scotland +21 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 281 (69.04%) Amazon AWS
2 211 (51.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 168 (41.28%) DevOps
4 163 (40.05%) Linux
5 129 (31.70%) Agile Software Development
6 116 (28.50%) Ansible
7 110 (27.03%) Windows
7 110 (27.03%) Puppet
8 102 (25.06%) Python
9 97 (23.83%) Docker
10 90 (22.11%) Finance
11 84 (20.64%) Opscode Chef
12 83 (20.39%) Microsoft
13 82 (20.15%) Configuration Management
14 81 (19.90%) Ruby
15 70 (17.20%) Jenkins
16 67 (16.46%) Migration
17 65 (15.97%) Microservices
18 63 (15.48%) Terraform
19 61 (14.99%) Security Cleared
20 56 (13.76%) VMware
21 55 (13.51%) TDD
22 52 (12.78%) Java
23 51 (12.53%) Web Services
23 51 (12.53%) Elasticsearch
24 50 (12.29%) DNS
25 49 (12.04%) Load Balancing
26 48 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
26 48 (11.79%) Bash Shell
26 48 (11.79%) SQL Server

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 51 (12.53%) Elasticsearch
2 48 (11.79%) OpenStack
3 33 (8.11%) Confluence
4 11 (2.70%) IIS
5 10 (2.46%) Apache
5 10 (2.46%) WebLogic
6 9 (2.21%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.72%) SAS
8 5 (1.23%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.98%) Drupal
9 4 (0.98%) nginx
9 4 (0.98%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.98%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.74%) CMS
10 3 (0.74%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.49%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.49%) Liferay
11 2 (0.49%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.98%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.25%) Odoo
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 281 (69.04%) Amazon AWS
2 211 (51.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (11.30%) IaaS
4 45 (11.06%) PaaS
5 33 (8.11%) Amazon EC2
5 33 (8.11%) GitHub
6 32 (7.86%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (5.41%) SaaS
8 19 (4.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (3.19%) Amazon S3
9 13 (3.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (3.19%) OpenShift
10 12 (2.95%) AWS Lambda
10 12 (2.95%) Office 365
11 8 (1.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (0.98%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.98%) AWS OpsWorks
12 4 (0.98%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 50 (12.29%) DNS
2 46 (11.30%) Firewall
3 45 (11.06%) VPN
4 28 (6.88%) HTTP
5 24 (5.90%) WAN
6 20 (4.91%) TCP/IP
7 19 (4.67%) LAN
8 17 (4.18%) DHCP
9 15 (3.69%) Network Security
10 12 (2.95%) SAN
11 10 (2.46%) Ethernet
11 10 (2.46%) SMTP
11 10 (2.46%) SSL
12 8 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (1.97%) IPsec
12 8 (1.97%) NX-OS
13 7 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (1.72%) SSH
13 7 (1.72%) VoIP
13 7 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 44 (10.81%) NoSQL
3 32 (7.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 31 (7.62%) Hadoop
5 29 (7.13%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (5.90%) Relational Database
7 19 (4.67%) MySQL
8 13 (3.19%) Big Data
9 10 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (2.46%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.97%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.72%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.47%) Star Schema
13 4 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.74%) Redis
15 2 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
15 2 (0.49%) InterSystems Cache
15 2 (0.49%) SAP BW
15 2 (0.49%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 70 (17.20%) Jenkins
2 42 (10.32%) JIRA
3 37 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 30 (7.37%) TeamCity
5 19 (4.67%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (2.46%) GitLab
6 10 (2.46%) Maven
7 9 (2.21%) Artifactory
7 9 (2.21%) Selenium
8 8 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (1.72%) Subversion
10 6 (1.47%) Hudson
10 6 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.98%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.98%) Gradle
12 4 (0.98%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (0.74%) YouTrack
General
1 90 (22.11%) Finance
2 29 (7.13%) Banking
3 16 (3.93%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.95%) Marketing
5 11 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.21%) Electronics
7 8 (1.97%) Retail
8 6 (1.47%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.74%) Legal
10 2 (0.49%) Games
10 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 129 (31.70%) Architect
2 58 (14.25%) Cloud Architect
3 57 (14.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 42 (10.32%) Cloud Engineer
5 39 (9.58%) Consultant
6 34 (8.35%) AWS DevOps
6 34 (8.35%) AWS Engineer
7 33 (8.11%) Developer
8 32 (7.86%) Solutions Architect
9 23 (5.65%) AWS Developer
10 21 (5.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 20 (4.91%) AWS Consultant
12 19 (4.67%) AWS Architect
12 19 (4.67%) Project Manager
12 19 (4.67%) Senior Developer
13 18 (4.42%) Senior Architect
14 17 (4.18%) Azure Developer
14 17 (4.18%) DevOps Consultant
15 16 (3.93%) Azure Engineer
15 16 (3.93%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (12.53%) Web Services
2 47 (11.55%) .NET
3 39 (9.58%) AngularJS
4 32 (7.86%) ASP.NET
4 32 (7.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 30 (7.37%) Node.js
6 29 (7.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (6.63%) RabbitMQ
8 19 (4.67%) Ember.js
9 12 (2.95%) Middleware
10 10 (2.46%) Elastic Stack
10 10 (2.46%) RESTful
11 9 (2.21%) JSON
12 7 (1.72%) Kafka
13 6 (1.47%) .NET Framework
13 6 (1.47%) REST
14 5 (1.23%) HTML
14 5 (1.23%) MSMQ
15 4 (0.98%) React
16 3 (0.74%) Ratpack
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.55%) Hybrid Cloud
2 41 (10.07%) Private Cloud
3 30 (7.37%) Data Centre
4 25 (6.14%) User Experience
5 22 (5.41%) Blog
6 14 (3.44%) Virtual Team
7 10 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.97%) CESG
9 7 (1.72%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.47%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.47%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.23%) PKI
12 4 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.74%) Grid Computing
13 3 (0.74%) N-Tier
14 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.49%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 163 (40.05%) Linux
2 110 (27.03%) Windows
3 44 (10.81%) CentOS
4 42 (10.32%) Unix
5 41 (10.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (7.86%) Windows Server
7 10 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.72%) AIX
9 7 (1.72%) Solaris
10 5 (1.23%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.98%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.49%) HPUX
12 2 (0.49%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.25%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.25%) VMS
13 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (41.28%) DevOps
2 129 (31.70%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (20.15%) Configuration Management
4 67 (16.46%) Migration
5 65 (15.97%) Microservices
6 55 (13.51%) TDD
7 49 (12.04%) Load Balancing
8 48 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (11.55%) Scrum
10 45 (11.06%) Open Source
11 44 (10.81%) High Availability
12 43 (10.57%) E-Commerce
13 40 (9.83%) BDD
14 38 (9.34%) ITIL
15 32 (7.86%) MVC
16 31 (7.62%) Continuous Improvement
16 31 (7.62%) Kanban
17 30 (7.37%) Test Automation
18 28 (6.88%) Continuous Delivery
19 27 (6.63%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 102 (25.06%) Python
2 81 (19.90%) Ruby
3 52 (12.78%) Java
4 48 (11.79%) Bash Shell
5 40 (9.83%) C#
6 31 (7.62%) JavaScript
7 24 (5.90%) SQL
8 23 (5.65%) Perl
8 23 (5.65%) Scala
9 18 (4.42%) Go
10 16 (3.93%) PowerShell
11 14 (3.44%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.97%) PHP
12 8 (1.97%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 7 (1.72%) C++
14 3 (0.74%) F#
14 3 (0.74%) Groovy
14 3 (0.74%) R
15 2 (0.49%) Jython
16 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (14.99%) Security Cleared
2 41 (10.07%) SC Cleared
3 25 (6.14%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (5.90%) Degree
5 12 (2.95%) AWS Certification
6 10 (2.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 10 (2.46%) CCIE
6 10 (2.46%) CISM
6 10 (2.46%) CISSP
7 9 (2.21%) CCNP
7 9 (2.21%) CCSP
8 7 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.47%) MCSE
9 6 (1.47%) MySQL Certification
9 6 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (1.23%) EMC Certification
10 5 (1.23%) ISEB
11 4 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.98%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.13%) QA
2 16 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (3.19%) COBIT
4 5 (1.23%) GCP
4 5 (1.23%) ISO 22301
5 4 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.25%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.25%) GDPR
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 97 (23.83%) Docker
2 27 (6.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (6.14%) Active Directory
4 13 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (2.70%) LXC
6 7 (1.72%) GPFS
7 5 (1.23%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.98%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.98%) XenApp
9 3 (0.74%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.49%) iptables
10 2 (0.49%) pfSense
10 2 (0.49%) vCloud
10 2 (0.49%) vSphere
10 2 (0.49%) Xen
10 2 (0.49%) XenServer
11 1 (0.25%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.25%) Snort
11 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 116 (28.50%) Ansible
2 110 (27.03%) Puppet
3 84 (20.64%) Opscode Chef
4 63 (15.48%) Terraform
5 45 (11.06%) Kubernetes
6 12 (2.95%) logstash
6 12 (2.95%) Mesos
6 12 (2.95%) ZABBIX
7 10 (2.46%) Kibana
8 9 (2.21%) SCCM
9 7 (1.72%) SCOM
10 6 (1.47%) Rundeck
11 5 (1.23%) AirWatch
11 5 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (1.23%) vRealize
12 4 (0.98%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.98%) Graphite
12 4 (0.98%) Packer
12 4 (0.98%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.74%) Nagios
Vendors
1 83 (20.39%) Microsoft
2 56 (13.76%) VMware
3 37 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 36 (8.85%) Google
5 30 (7.37%) Oracle
6 29 (7.13%) Cisco
7 17 (4.18%) Splunk
8 14 (3.44%) SAP
9 13 (3.19%) CheckPoint
10 11 (2.70%) Citrix
11 10 (2.46%) IBM
11 10 (2.46%) SevOne
12 8 (1.97%) F5
12 8 (1.97%) HP
13 7 (1.72%) EMC
14 6 (1.47%) Atlassian
14 6 (1.47%) Palo Alto
15 5 (1.23%) SaltStack
15 5 (1.23%) ServiceNow
15 5 (1.23%) SolarWinds