Period
to 21 October 2020

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 21 October 2020 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
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 250 271 355
Rank change year-on-year +21 +84 +139
Contract jobs citing Public Cloud 315 832 713
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 0.98% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.93% 3.13% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 491 521
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £409 £375 £400
90th Percentile £717 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £545 £500
% change year-on-year -3.67% +9.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% - -46.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

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 10,742 26,580 33,236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.90% 31.28% 32.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,819 16,868 21,551
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £255 £263 £274
90th Percentile £713 £669 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £420
% change year-on-year -2.82% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 1,048 1,045
Median hourly rate £34.33 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.66% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £12.68 £11.66 £12.24
90th Percentile £54.30 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.33 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +23.56% +7.89% -5.00%

Public Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Public Cloud as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Public Cloud in the UK

Public Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Public Cloud.

Daily rate trend for Public Cloud in the UK

Public Cloud
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Public Cloud over the 6 months to 21 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Public Cloud in the UK

Public Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Public Cloud.

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 21 October 2020. 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 +37 282 £545 -0.91% 153
London +6 145 £550 -8.33% 56
UK excluding London +84 138 £525 -3.67% 106
Work from Home -64 64 £525 -0.94% 32
South East +137 55 £550 - 32
Midlands +65 28 £427 -16.68% 16
North of England +42 24 £538 -2.27% 30
West Midlands +67 19 £427 -16.68% 14
South West +81 18 £554 +0.64% 12
North West +15 15 £525 -4.55% 17
East Midlands +36 9 £500 -2.44% 2
Yorkshire +73 6 £550 - 9
Wales +36 6 £450 - 1
Scotland +30 5 £298 -43.33% 6
East of England +80 2 £488 -2.50% 7
North East +30 2 £695 +67.47% 4

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, 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.

1 186 (59.05%) Azure
2 158 (50.16%) AWS
3 145 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (33.97%) DevOps
5 83 (26.35%) Microsoft
6 77 (24.44%) Security Cleared
7 76 (24.13%) Linux
8 71 (22.54%) SC Cleared
9 70 (22.22%) Kubernetes
10 68 (21.59%) Terraform
11 66 (20.95%) Finance
12 65 (20.63%) Windows
13 64 (20.32%) Python
14 60 (19.05%) IaaS
15 57 (18.10%) GCP
16 56 (17.78%) Migration
17 54 (17.14%) Jenkins
17 54 (17.14%) PaaS
18 53 (16.83%) SQL
19 52 (16.51%) Docker
20 51 (16.19%) Microservices
21 47 (14.92%) Firewall
22 46 (14.60%) Ansible
23 45 (14.29%) Scrum
23 45 (14.29%) Java
24 42 (13.33%) Active Directory
25 34 (10.79%) Oracle
25 34 (10.79%) Web Services
26 33 (10.48%) Office 365
27 32 (10.16%) VMware

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 25 (7.94%) Confluence
2 12 (3.81%) Apache
3 9 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.54%) Apache Spark
5 7 (2.22%) CMS
5 7 (2.22%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (1.90%) JBoss
6 6 (1.90%) NetWeaver
7 3 (0.95%) nginx
8 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.32%) Mule
9 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.27%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (1.59%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.95%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.63%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.32%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 186 (59.05%) Azure
2 158 (50.16%) AWS
3 60 (19.05%) IaaS
4 57 (18.10%) GCP
5 54 (17.14%) PaaS
6 33 (10.48%) Office 365
7 27 (8.57%) SaaS
8 21 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (5.71%) OpenShift
10 15 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (4.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (3.81%) Amazon S3
12 12 (3.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 11 (3.49%) GitHub
14 9 (2.86%) Amazon EKS
14 9 (2.86%) Serverless
15 8 (2.54%) Amazon ECS
15 8 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
15 8 (2.54%) Azure Stack
15 8 (2.54%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 47 (14.92%) Firewall
2 29 (9.21%) DNS
3 24 (7.62%) VPN
4 23 (7.30%) WAN
5 17 (5.40%) MPLS
6 16 (5.08%) DHCP
7 14 (4.44%) Wireless
8 13 (4.13%) Skype
9 9 (2.86%) Internet
9 9 (2.86%) LAN
10 8 (2.54%) Network Security
11 7 (2.22%) VoIP
12 6 (1.90%) PBX
12 6 (1.90%) SAN
13 5 (1.59%) TCP/IP
14 4 (1.27%) Cisco Firepower
14 4 (1.27%) Kerberos
14 4 (1.27%) Software-Defined Networking
15 3 (0.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 3 (0.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 20 (6.35%) SQL Server
3 16 (5.08%) Big Data
4 15 (4.76%) Hadoop
4 15 (4.76%) MongoDB
4 15 (4.76%) MySQL
4 15 (4.76%) SAP HANA
5 12 (3.81%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (3.17%) Cosmos DB
7 8 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (2.54%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.22%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.90%) DB2
9 6 (1.90%) Power BI
9 6 (1.90%) Redis
10 4 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.27%) Data Lake
10 4 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.63%) GIS
Development Applications
1 54 (17.14%) Jenkins
2 28 (8.89%) Git (software)
3 26 (8.25%) JIRA
4 20 (6.35%) GitLab
5 18 (5.71%) Bitbucket
6 17 (5.40%) Cucumber
6 17 (5.40%) Selenium
7 15 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (3.49%) Artifactory
8 11 (3.49%) Maven
9 6 (1.90%) Hudson
9 6 (1.90%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (1.27%) Subversion
11 4 (1.27%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.95%) CircleCI
12 3 (0.95%) JMeter
12 3 (0.95%) Terragrunt
13 2 (0.63%) Locust
13 2 (0.63%) Snyk
General
1 66 (20.95%) Finance
2 30 (9.52%) Banking
3 28 (8.89%) Public Sector
4 14 (4.44%) Front Office
5 8 (2.54%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (2.54%) Retail Banking
5 8 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.90%) Retail
7 3 (0.95%) Electronics
7 3 (0.95%) Law
7 3 (0.95%) Legal
7 3 (0.95%) Marketing
8 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.63%) German Language
8 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 89 (28.25%) Architect
2 51 (16.19%) Developer
3 34 (10.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 31 (9.84%) Cloud Engineer
5 30 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
6 27 (8.57%) AWS Engineer
6 27 (8.57%) Azure Engineer
7 26 (8.25%) Consultant
8 24 (7.62%) Cloud Architect
9 18 (5.71%) Java Developer
10 16 (5.08%) AWS Architect
10 16 (5.08%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 15 (4.76%) Azure Architect
11 15 (4.76%) Security Architect
12 13 (4.13%) Infrastructure Architect
13 12 (3.81%) Analyst
13 12 (3.81%) Senior DevOps
13 12 (3.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 11 (3.49%) AWS DevOps
14 11 (3.49%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.79%) Web Services
2 22 (6.98%) AngularJS
3 21 (6.67%) Spring
4 20 (6.35%) .NET
5 17 (5.40%) React
5 17 (5.40%) RESTful
6 16 (5.08%) CSS
6 16 (5.08%) Kafka
6 16 (5.08%) Node.js
7 15 (4.76%) HTML
8 14 (4.44%) REST
9 12 (3.81%) JSON
10 9 (2.86%) Twisted
11 8 (2.54%) GraphQL
11 8 (2.54%) Oracle Fusion
11 8 (2.54%) SAP Basis
11 8 (2.54%) Swagger
12 7 (2.22%) HTML5
12 7 (2.22%) Middleware
12 7 (2.22%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.16%) Data Centre
2 27 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.67%) Private Cloud
4 13 (4.13%) Cloud Native
4 13 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (3.81%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (3.49%) Derivative
6 11 (3.49%) Hedge funds
6 11 (3.49%) Linux Command Line
6 11 (3.49%) User Experience
7 9 (2.86%) Blog
7 9 (2.86%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.86%) Equities
7 9 (2.86%) Equity Derivative
7 9 (2.86%) Fixed Income
7 9 (2.86%) Market Risk
7 9 (2.86%) Swaptions
7 9 (2.86%) Virtual Team
8 8 (2.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (2.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 76 (24.13%) Linux
2 65 (20.63%) Windows
3 28 (8.89%) Windows Server
4 16 (5.08%) Unix
5 9 (2.86%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.86%) Windows 10
6 8 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.22%) VMS
8 5 (1.59%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (1.59%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (1.27%) Android
9 4 (1.27%) CentOS
10 3 (0.95%) AIX
10 3 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.95%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.32%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (33.97%) DevOps
3 56 (17.78%) Migration
4 51 (16.19%) Microservices
5 45 (14.29%) Scrum
6 32 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (9.84%) Open Source
8 29 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (8.89%) Configuration Management
9 28 (8.89%) Cybersecurity
10 26 (8.25%) Decision-Making
10 26 (8.25%) Service Management
11 24 (7.62%) Business Analysis
11 24 (7.62%) Infrastructure as Code
12 22 (6.98%) Continuous Delivery
12 22 (6.98%) Technical Leadership
13 21 (6.67%) BDD
14 20 (6.35%) Coaching
14 20 (6.35%) Software Engineering
14 20 (6.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (20.32%) Python
2 53 (16.83%) SQL
3 45 (14.29%) Java
4 29 (9.21%) JavaScript
5 28 (8.89%) PowerShell
6 16 (5.08%) Bash Shell
7 12 (3.81%) R
8 11 (3.49%) Shell Script
9 10 (3.17%) C++
10 9 (2.86%) TypeScript
11 8 (2.54%) Kotlin
11 8 (2.54%) Ruby
12 7 (2.22%) Java 8
13 6 (1.90%) C#
14 5 (1.59%) PHP
15 4 (1.27%) Go
15 4 (1.27%) Perl
16 3 (0.95%) C
16 3 (0.95%) Groovy
17 1 (0.32%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 77 (24.44%) Security Cleared
2 71 (22.54%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.08%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.86%) Degree
5 8 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.54%) TOGAF Certification
6 7 (2.22%) CCNP
7 6 (1.90%) AWS Certification
7 6 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.27%) MCSE
9 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.95%) CCIE
10 3 (0.95%) CCNA
10 3 (0.95%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.32%) CCDA
12 1 (0.32%) CCDP
12 1 (0.32%) CCIE Data Center
12 1 (0.32%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.86%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.54%) NCSC
4 7 (2.22%) GDPR
5 6 (1.90%) COBIT
5 6 (1.90%) SLA
6 3 (0.95%) QA
7 2 (0.63%) NIST
8 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.32%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.32%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.32%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.32%) SEPA
8 1 (0.32%) TARGET2
System Software
1 52 (16.51%) Docker
2 42 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 27 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (6.03%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (3.81%) Hyper-V
6 11 (3.49%) VMware NSX
7 9 (2.86%) vSphere
8 2 (0.63%) Squid
8 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.32%) KVM
9 1 (0.32%) Xen
9 1 (0.32%) XenApp
9 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 70 (22.22%) Kubernetes
2 68 (21.59%) Terraform
3 46 (14.60%) Ansible
4 22 (6.98%) Puppet
5 18 (5.71%) SCCM
6 12 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (3.49%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (3.17%) Nessus
9 8 (2.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (1.59%) FortiGate
10 5 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (1.27%) Nagios
11 4 (1.27%) Prometheus
11 4 (1.27%) Rundeck
12 3 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.95%) Grafana
12 3 (0.95%) Graylog
12 3 (0.95%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.95%) WSUS
13 2 (0.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 83 (26.35%) Microsoft
2 34 (10.79%) Oracle
3 32 (10.16%) VMware
4 26 (8.25%) Cisco
4 26 (8.25%) Splunk
5 22 (6.98%) Google
6 21 (6.67%) SAP
7 15 (4.76%) Fortinet
7 15 (4.76%) Palo Alto
8 13 (4.13%) Atlassian
9 9 (2.86%) Murex
9 9 (2.86%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.22%) Citrix
11 6 (1.90%) Cloudera
11 6 (1.90%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.90%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.27%) Blue Coat
12 4 (1.27%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.27%) F5
12 4 (1.27%) McAfee