Period
to 29 October 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Private Cloud in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Private Cloud over the 6 months to 29 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.

Private Cloud
UK > England
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 395 587 552
Rank change year-on-year +192 -35 +49
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 115 194 335
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.25% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.19% 0.79% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 121 226
Median daily rate £512 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.45% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £383 £363 £379
90th Percentile £684 £700 £725
UK median daily rate £511 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +2.15% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK median hourly rate - - £12.50

Private 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 advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 9,663 24,461 30,922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.57% 31.49% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,243 15,762 20,453
Median daily rate £480 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £264 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 948 956
Median hourly rate £34.13 £21.53 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.50% +6.33% +1.66%
10th Percentile £12.69 £11.47 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.20 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £32.00 £22.16 £20.00
% change year-on-year +44.42% +10.79% -

Private Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Private Cloud as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Private Cloud in England

Private Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Private Cloud in England

Private Cloud
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Private Cloud in England over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Private Cloud in England

Private Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Private Cloud in England

Private Cloud
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Private Cloud within the England region over the 6 months to 29 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
London +212 61 £531 -13.31% 15
South East +145 23 £550 +22.22% 8
South West +111 18 £507 +17.57% 3
North of England +99 9 £420 -2.89% 7
Yorkshire +72 8 £265 -38.73% 2
East of England +81 1 - - 2
Midlands +76 1 - - 10
West Midlands +64 1 - - 9
North East +25 1 £650 +44.44%
Private Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Private 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 across the England region with a requirement for Private Cloud.

1 52 (45.22%) Security Cleared
2 46 (40.00%) Windows
3 45 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (38.26%) VMware
5 41 (35.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 40 (34.78%) Azure
6 40 (34.78%) DevOps
7 39 (33.91%) SC Cleared
7 39 (33.91%) Microsoft
8 38 (33.04%) AWS
9 37 (32.17%) Linux
10 32 (27.83%) Python
11 31 (26.96%) Data Centre
12 30 (26.09%) DNS
12 30 (26.09%) Active Directory
13 25 (21.74%) SQL Server
14 24 (20.87%) C#
14 24 (20.87%) Finance
14 24 (20.87%) Migration
15 21 (18.26%) DV Cleared
15 21 (18.26%) Public Cloud
15 21 (18.26%) VMware NSX
15 21 (18.26%) Open Source
15 21 (18.26%) High Availability
15 21 (18.26%) Ansible
16 20 (17.39%) Hybrid Cloud
16 20 (17.39%) Kubernetes
16 20 (17.39%) Windows Server
16 20 (17.39%) .NET
17 19 (16.52%) Java

Private Cloud
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 9 (7.83%) Skype for Business
2 7 (6.09%) Confluence
3 6 (5.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.74%) CMS
4 2 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.74%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.87%) Apache
5 1 (0.87%) IIS
5 1 (0.87%) JBoss
5 1 (0.87%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.87%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (7.83%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.96%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.61%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.74%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.61%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (2.61%) Infor M3
3 2 (1.74%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (1.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (34.78%) Azure
2 38 (33.04%) AWS
3 15 (13.04%) IaaS
4 12 (10.43%) Office 365
5 11 (9.57%) GCP
5 11 (9.57%) OpenShift
6 7 (6.09%) Azure Stack
7 5 (4.35%) SaaS
8 3 (2.61%) Amazon EKS
8 3 (2.61%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (2.61%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (2.61%) GitHub
8 3 (2.61%) PaaS
8 3 (2.61%) Power Platform
9 2 (1.74%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (1.74%) AWS Step Functions
9 2 (1.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (1.74%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (1.74%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 30 (26.09%) DNS
2 14 (12.17%) Firewall
3 13 (11.30%) DHCP
4 12 (10.43%) VSAN
5 9 (7.83%) Skype
6 7 (6.09%) BGP
7 6 (5.22%) Anycast
7 6 (5.22%) DMZ
7 6 (5.22%) HTTP
7 6 (5.22%) VRRP
7 6 (5.22%) WAN
8 5 (4.35%) LAN
8 5 (4.35%) Network Security
9 4 (3.48%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (3.48%) MPLS
9 4 (3.48%) SSH
10 3 (2.61%) Cisco Firepower
10 3 (2.61%) Ethernet
10 3 (2.61%) SAN
10 3 (2.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.22%) MySQL
2 6 (5.22%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.48%) Geospatial Data
4 4 (3.48%) GIS
4 4 (3.48%) MariaDB
4 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (3.48%) QGIS
4 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2017
5 3 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.61%) Power BI
5 3 (2.61%) Spatial Data
6 2 (1.74%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (14.78%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.70%) Bitbucket
3 8 (6.96%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.96%) JIRA
4 7 (6.09%) GitLab
5 5 (4.35%) Selenium
5 5 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (3.48%) Burp Suite
6 4 (3.48%) SonarQube
6 4 (3.48%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.48%) sqlmap
7 3 (2.61%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.74%) Maven
9 1 (0.87%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.87%) Mocha
9 1 (0.87%) RStudio
9 1 (0.87%) Subversion
General
1 24 (20.87%) Finance
2 11 (9.57%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.09%) Financial Institution
3 7 (6.09%) Public Sector
4 6 (5.22%) Police
5 4 (3.48%) Banking
5 4 (3.48%) Electronics
5 4 (3.48%) Front Office
5 4 (3.48%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.48%) Marketing
6 3 (2.61%) Legal
7 2 (1.74%) French Language
8 1 (0.87%) Billing
Job Titles
1 29 (25.22%) Architect
2 17 (14.78%) Cloud Engineer
3 15 (13.04%) Developer
4 10 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (7.83%) Azure Engineer
5 9 (7.83%) VMware Architect
6 8 (6.96%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.09%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) Network Architect
7 7 (6.09%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.22%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (5.22%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Senior Architect
8 6 (5.22%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (5.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Consultant
9 5 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.39%) .NET
2 14 (12.17%) Web Services
3 9 (7.83%) .NET Framework
4 8 (6.96%) React
5 7 (6.09%) AngularJS
5 7 (6.09%) jQuery
6 6 (5.22%) .NET Core
6 6 (5.22%) JSON
6 6 (5.22%) REST
7 5 (4.35%) ASP.NET
7 5 (4.35%) CSS
7 5 (4.35%) HTML
7 5 (4.35%) PostGIS
7 5 (4.35%) XML
8 4 (3.48%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (3.48%) Node.js
8 4 (3.48%) OAuth
8 4 (3.48%) Software Packaging
8 4 (3.48%) Spring
8 4 (3.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (26.96%) Data Centre
2 21 (18.26%) Public Cloud
3 20 (17.39%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.22%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.48%) Hedge funds
6 4 (3.48%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.61%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.74%) Blog
8 2 (1.74%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.74%) Clustering
8 2 (1.74%) CMDB
8 2 (1.74%) Derivative
8 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.74%) Replication
8 2 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.74%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.87%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 46 (40.00%) Windows
2 37 (32.17%) Linux
3 20 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 15 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (6.96%) CentOS
6 7 (6.09%) Solaris
7 6 (5.22%) VMS
7 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.48%) Android
9 4 (3.48%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.48%) Debian
9 4 (3.48%) Unix
10 3 (2.61%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.74%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.87%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (34.78%) DevOps
3 24 (20.87%) Migration
4 21 (18.26%) High Availability
4 21 (18.26%) Open Source
5 14 (12.17%) Configuration Management
6 13 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (11.30%) Load Balancing
7 12 (10.43%) Infrastructure as Code
8 11 (9.57%) Microservices
9 9 (7.83%) Service Management
9 9 (7.83%) Technical Leadership
9 9 (7.83%) Unit Testing
10 8 (6.96%) Analytics
10 8 (6.96%) Converged Infrastructure
10 8 (6.96%) Critical Thinking
10 8 (6.96%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (6.96%) Mentoring
11 7 (6.09%) Network Virtualisation
11 7 (6.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.83%) Python
2 24 (20.87%) C#
3 19 (16.52%) Java
4 18 (15.65%) PowerShell
5 14 (12.17%) JavaScript
6 12 (10.43%) SQL
7 8 (6.96%) Perl
8 7 (6.09%) PHP
9 4 (3.48%) Apple Swift
9 4 (3.48%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.48%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.61%) C
11 2 (1.74%) C++
11 2 (1.74%) Go
11 2 (1.74%) R
11 2 (1.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 52 (45.22%) Security Cleared
2 39 (33.91%) SC Cleared
3 21 (18.26%) DV Cleared
4 10 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.48%) CCNP
6 4 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.48%) Degree
7 3 (2.61%) CCIE
8 2 (1.74%) APMP
8 2 (1.74%) CCDA
8 2 (1.74%) VCDX
9 1 (0.87%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.87%) CCDP
9 1 (0.87%) CCNA
9 1 (0.87%) CWSP
9 1 (0.87%) MCSE
9 1 (0.87%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) Government Security Classifications
2 3 (2.61%) NCSC
2 3 (2.61%) QA
3 2 (1.74%) GDPR
3 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.74%) PMO
4 1 (0.87%) NIST
System Software
1 41 (35.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (26.09%) Active Directory
3 21 (18.26%) VMware NSX
4 16 (13.91%) vSphere
5 15 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (8.70%) Docker
6 10 (8.70%) Hyper-V
7 7 (6.09%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (4.35%) NFS
8 5 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (4.35%) VMFS
8 5 (4.35%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.87%) KVM
9 1 (0.87%) UAG
9 1 (0.87%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (18.26%) Ansible
2 20 (17.39%) Kubernetes
3 17 (14.78%) Terraform
4 14 (12.17%) Puppet
5 13 (11.30%) vCenter Server
6 11 (9.57%) vRealize
7 7 (6.09%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (6.09%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 6 (5.22%) Salt
9 5 (4.35%) vMotion
10 3 (2.61%) Data Guard
10 3 (2.61%) FortiGate
10 3 (2.61%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (1.74%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (1.74%) Nagios
11 2 (1.74%) SCCM
11 2 (1.74%) SCOM
11 2 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 44 (38.26%) VMware
2 39 (33.91%) Microsoft
3 15 (13.04%) Cisco
3 15 (13.04%) Oracle
4 14 (12.17%) Red Hat
5 12 (10.43%) Palo Alto
6 6 (5.22%) Infoblox
7 5 (4.35%) Dell
7 5 (4.35%) Veeam
8 4 (3.48%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.48%) ESRI
8 4 (3.48%) F5
8 4 (3.48%) Fortinet
8 4 (3.48%) SAP
9 3 (2.61%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.61%) Blue Coat
9 3 (2.61%) Tufin
10 2 (1.74%) BMC
10 2 (1.74%) Citrix
10 2 (1.74%) Google