Period
to 20 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Cloud Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 57 -
Rank change year-on-year -28 - +103
Contract jobs requiring a Cloud Engineer 15 38 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.02% 2.91% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 3.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 36 0
Wales median daily rate £575 £481 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.48% - -
UK median daily rate £530 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +6.00% +8.11% +11.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% -17.14% +16.67%

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 1,404 1,265 1,204
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 96.71% 97.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 880 803
Wales median daily rate £400 £389 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +6.80% +2.25%
10th Percentile £263 £180 £208
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 102 74
Wales median hourly rate £12.49 £20.00 £15.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.58% +30.59% +13.44%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £10.31
90th Percentile £38.90 £77.50 £47.35
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cloud Engineer in Wales over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 June 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 -14 10 £575 +24.32% 2
West Wales -5 2 £613 +25.64%
Cloud Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 12 (80.00%) DevOps
2 11 (73.33%) Ansible
2 11 (73.33%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (66.67%) Puppet
4 7 (46.67%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (46.67%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (40.00%) Linux
5 6 (40.00%) Docker
5 6 (40.00%) Terraform
6 5 (33.33%) Python
6 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
7 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
7 4 (26.67%) Splunk
7 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
7 4 (26.67%) Cloud Native
7 4 (26.67%) Microservices
8 3 (20.00%) Rundeck
8 3 (20.00%) CF BOSH
8 3 (20.00%) JIRA
8 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (20.00%) ServiceNow
8 3 (20.00%) Bitbucket
8 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (20.00%) Confluence

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 7 (46.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (20.00%) Confluence
2 3 (20.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 11 (73.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (13.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (13.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (13.33%) Heroku
3 2 (13.33%) IaaS
3 2 (13.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) OpenVPN
1 2 (13.33%) VPN
1 2 (13.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) Bitbucket
2 3 (20.00%) CF BOSH
2 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Cloud Native
2 2 (13.33%) Fintech
2 2 (13.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) DevOps
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (26.67%) Microservices
4 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) Build Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Change Control
5 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Pair Programming
5 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Python
2 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
3 2 (13.33%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
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 6 (40.00%) Docker
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (73.33%) Ansible
2 10 (66.67%) Puppet
3 7 (46.67%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (40.00%) Terraform
5 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (20.00%) Rundeck
6 2 (13.33%) Kubernetes
6 2 (13.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 4 (26.67%) Splunk
3 3 (20.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (20.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (13.33%) AppDynamics
4 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) F5
4 2 (13.33%) Google
4 2 (13.33%) Juniper
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) New Relic
4 2 (13.33%) Vyatta
5 1 (6.67%) SaltStack
5 1 (6.67%) VMware