Period
to 18 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in 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.

Cloud Engineer
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 81 85
Rank change year-on-year -13 +4 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 15 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.97% 0.78% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.81% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 2
Wales median daily rate £563 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £513 £442 £478
90th Percentile £644 £540 £523
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +14.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% -55.56% +8.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,511 1,118 1,108
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.67% 96.71% 97.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,064 764 717
Wales median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £271 £175 £205
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 86 85
Wales median hourly rate £12.41 £19.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.56% +42.59% -
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £10.05
90th Percentile £28.60 £58.43 £72.25
UK median hourly rate £17.85 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.05% - +5.56%

Cloud Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings that featured Cloud Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Cloud Engineer in Wales

Cloud Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cloud Engineer in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cloud Engineer in Wales

Cloud Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cloud Engineer within the Wales region over the 6 months to 18 September 2018. 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
South Wales -15 11 £550 +4.76% 4
West Wales +8 1 £625 +31.58% 2
Cloud Engineer
UK

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, Cloud Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region featuring Cloud Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (86.67%) DevOps
2 11 (73.33%) Ansible
2 11 (73.33%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (60.00%) Puppet
4 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (53.33%) Docker
5 7 (46.67%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
6 6 (40.00%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (40.00%) Terraform
6 6 (40.00%) Cloud Native
7 5 (33.33%) Bash Shell
7 5 (33.33%) Linux
7 5 (33.33%) Python
7 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
8 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
8 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
8 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
8 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
8 4 (26.67%) Microservices
8 4 (26.67%) Kubernetes
9 3 (20.00%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (20.00%) Due Diligence
9 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (20.00%) Server Management
9 3 (20.00%) Runbook
9 3 (20.00%) Self-Motivation

Cloud Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 6 (40.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (6.67%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (6.67%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 11 (73.33%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (20.00%) IaaS
3 3 (20.00%) PaaS
4 2 (13.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (13.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (13.33%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) OpenVPN
1 3 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Hive
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (13.33%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) Artifactory
4 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
4 1 (6.67%) Maven
4 1 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (6.67%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Cloud Native
2 3 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) DevOps
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (26.67%) Microservices
4 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Build Automation
5 3 (20.00%) Change Control
5 3 (20.00%) Due Diligence
5 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Process Improvement
5 3 (20.00%) Runbook
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) Server Management
6 2 (13.33%) BDD
6 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
6 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (13.33%) Software Deployment
6 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 5 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (20.00%) Perl
2 3 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) AWS Certification
2 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (73.33%) Ansible
2 9 (60.00%) Puppet
3 7 (46.67%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (40.00%) Terraform
5 4 (26.67%) Kubernetes
6 2 (13.33%) Nagios
7 1 (6.67%) Kibana
7 1 (6.67%) logstash
7 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (6.67%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (13.33%) Google
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) New Relic
2 2 (13.33%) Splunk
3 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
3 1 (6.67%) Cloudera
3 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow