Period
to 20 September 2021

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 20 September 2021 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
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 542 363 581
Rank change year-on-year -179 +218 -24
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 185 106 235
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.42% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.96% 1.30% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 67 140
10th Percentile £438 £374 £380
25th Percentile £511 £425 £434
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £510 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.40% -2.95% -4.55%
75th Percentile £655 £606 £602
90th Percentile £726 £688 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £510 £525
% change year-on-year +7.95% -2.95% -2.33%

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 19,350 8,179 23,615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.57% 32.16% 29.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,539 5,586 15,657
10th Percentile £300 £275 £278
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £615 £588
90th Percentile £725 £727 £675
UK median daily rate £513 £491 £475
% change year-on-year +4.33% +3.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 616 270 774
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.59 £11.62
25th Percentile £15.23 £17.50 £14.28
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.50 £20.98
Median % change year-on-year -20.63% +50.16% -0.70%
75th Percentile £49.52 £47.25 £47.50
90th Percentile £64.75 £61.25 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £24.90 £27.00 £20.96
% change year-on-year -7.80% +28.85% -0.21%

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 20 September 2021.

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 20 September 2021. 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 -172 80 £650 +18.18% 40
South West -20 36 £540 +20.00% 6
North of England -71 23 £548 +30.36% 11
South East -90 19 £563 +1.12% 8
North West - 15 £548 - 8
Midlands -77 8 £551 +25.83% 6
Yorkshire -50 6 £525 +98.11% 3
West Midlands -65 5 £390 -10.86% 3
East Midlands - 3 £575 - 3
North East -16 2 £625 -3.85%
East of England -41 2 - - 3
Private Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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 74 (40.00%) VMware
2 63 (34.05%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (32.43%) Linux
4 59 (31.89%) Azure
5 57 (30.81%) DevOps
6 54 (29.19%) AWS
7 46 (24.86%) Security Cleared
8 43 (23.24%) Windows
9 41 (22.16%) VMware Infrastructure
10 40 (21.62%) Migration
11 39 (21.08%) Data Centre
12 37 (20.00%) Kubernetes
12 37 (20.00%) SC Cleared
12 37 (20.00%) SQL
13 36 (19.46%) Social Skills
14 34 (18.38%) Python
14 34 (18.38%) Microsoft
14 34 (18.38%) Public Cloud
15 33 (17.84%) Microservices
15 33 (17.84%) Ansible
16 31 (16.76%) Finance
17 30 (16.22%) IaaS
18 28 (15.14%) Windows Server
19 27 (14.59%) Firewall
20 26 (14.05%) Java
20 26 (14.05%) Docker
21 25 (13.51%) Jenkins
21 25 (13.51%) Red Hat
22 24 (12.97%) PaaS
22 24 (12.97%) GCP

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 22 (11.89%) OpenStack
2 12 (6.49%) Confluence
3 9 (4.86%) Apache
4 5 (2.70%) CMS
4 5 (2.70%) nginx
5 4 (2.16%) Mattermost
5 4 (2.16%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.62%) Appian
6 3 (1.62%) JBoss
6 3 (1.62%) SAS
7 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.54%) IIS
7 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 59 (31.89%) Azure
2 54 (29.19%) AWS
3 30 (16.22%) IaaS
4 24 (12.97%) GCP
4 24 (12.97%) PaaS
5 13 (7.03%) OpenShift
6 12 (6.49%) SaaS
7 7 (3.78%) Tricentis Tosca
8 5 (2.70%) GitHub
8 5 (2.70%) Serverless
9 4 (2.16%) Apigee
9 4 (2.16%) npm
10 3 (1.62%) Akamai
10 3 (1.62%) Microsoft 365
11 2 (1.08%) Amazon EKS
11 2 (1.08%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (1.08%) Azure Stack
11 2 (1.08%) Power Platform
11 2 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (14.59%) Firewall
2 12 (6.49%) WAN
3 10 (5.41%) LAN
4 9 (4.86%) VPN
4 9 (4.86%) VSAN
5 8 (4.32%) DNS
5 8 (4.32%) HTTP
6 7 (3.78%) SAN
7 5 (2.70%) IKE
7 5 (2.70%) IPsec
7 5 (2.70%) SSL
8 4 (2.16%) Skype
8 4 (2.16%) Wireless
9 3 (1.62%) FTP
9 3 (1.62%) Internet
9 3 (1.62%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (1.62%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.08%) DHCP
10 2 (1.08%) Intranet
10 2 (1.08%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.32%) MongoDB
1 8 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.78%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.24%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.24%) Redis
4 5 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.16%) DB2
6 3 (1.62%) Base SAS
6 3 (1.62%) Big Data
6 3 (1.62%) Data Mart
6 3 (1.62%) MariaDB
6 3 (1.62%) Metadata
6 3 (1.62%) OLAP
6 3 (1.62%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (1.62%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (1.08%) Amazon Athena
7 2 (1.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (13.51%) Jenkins
2 17 (9.19%) JIRA
3 13 (7.03%) Git (software)
4 12 (6.49%) Bitbucket
5 11 (5.95%) GitLab
6 7 (3.78%) JUnit
7 6 (3.24%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.24%) Mockito
7 6 (3.24%) WebDriver
8 4 (2.16%) Maven
8 4 (2.16%) Selenium
8 4 (2.16%) Travis CI
9 3 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.08%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.08%) REST Assured
10 2 (1.08%) SonarQube
10 2 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.54%) Gradle
General
1 36 (19.46%) Social Skills
2 31 (16.76%) Finance
3 24 (12.97%) Public Sector
4 8 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.24%) Games
7 4 (2.16%) Law
7 4 (2.16%) Retail
8 3 (1.62%) Influencing Skills
8 3 (1.62%) Legal
8 3 (1.62%) Military
9 2 (1.08%) Banking
9 2 (1.08%) Electronics
9 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.08%) Marketing
10 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.54%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.54%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 76 (41.08%) Architect
2 33 (17.84%) Developer
3 25 (13.51%) Infrastructure Architect
4 19 (10.27%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (7.57%) Cloud Architect
6 11 (5.95%) Data Architect
6 11 (5.95%) Security Architect
7 10 (5.41%) Azure Architect
7 10 (5.41%) Java Developer
8 9 (4.86%) Cloud Developer
8 9 (4.86%) Project Manager
8 9 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (4.86%) Technical Architect
9 8 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.78%) Lead Architect
10 7 (3.78%) Python Developer
10 7 (3.78%) VMware Engineer
11 6 (3.24%) Design Engineer
11 6 (3.24%) Senior Developer
11 6 (3.24%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.27%) JSON
2 18 (9.73%) Web Services
3 16 (8.65%) Node.js
4 15 (8.11%) REST
5 13 (7.03%) SOAP
6 11 (5.95%) Spring
7 10 (5.41%) YAML
8 6 (3.24%) .NET
8 6 (3.24%) Akka
8 6 (3.24%) Kafka
8 6 (3.24%) Memcached
8 6 (3.24%) RESTEasy
8 6 (3.24%) RESTful
8 6 (3.24%) Spring MVC
8 6 (3.24%) Swagger
8 6 (3.24%) WireMock
9 5 (2.70%) Django
9 5 (2.70%) OAuth2
9 5 (2.70%) Pandas
9 5 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (21.08%) Data Centre
2 34 (18.38%) Public Cloud
3 12 (6.49%) Data Protection Act
3 12 (6.49%) PKI
4 8 (4.32%) Cloud Native
5 6 (3.24%) Legacy Code
6 5 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.16%) Legacy Applications
7 4 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.16%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.62%) User Experience
8 3 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.62%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 2 (1.08%) AS400
9 2 (1.08%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 60 (32.43%) Linux
2 43 (23.24%) Windows
3 28 (15.14%) Windows Server
4 15 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (6.49%) Unix
5 12 (6.49%) VMS
6 10 (5.41%) Debian
7 7 (3.78%) Windows 10
8 6 (3.24%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.16%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.16%) CentOS
10 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.54%) AIX
12 1 (0.54%) Android
12 1 (0.54%) HPUX
12 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.54%) MVS
12 1 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (34.05%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (30.81%) DevOps
3 40 (21.62%) Migration
4 33 (17.84%) Microservices
5 18 (9.73%) Infrastructure as Code
5 18 (9.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 16 (8.65%) Data Protection
7 15 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (7.57%) E-Commerce
8 14 (7.57%) ITIL
9 13 (7.03%) Scrum
9 13 (7.03%) Test Automation
10 12 (6.49%) Configuration Management
10 12 (6.49%) Project Delivery
11 11 (5.95%) Enterprise Architecture
11 11 (5.95%) Project Management
12 10 (5.41%) Infrastructure Automation
12 10 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (4.86%) Data Pipeline
13 9 (4.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (20.00%) SQL
2 34 (18.38%) Python
3 26 (14.05%) Java
4 22 (11.89%) PowerShell
5 18 (9.73%) Bash Shell
6 10 (5.41%) Java 11
7 6 (3.24%) Scala
8 5 (2.70%) PHP
9 4 (2.16%) Perl
9 4 (2.16%) Ruby
10 3 (1.62%) C
10 3 (1.62%) Go
10 3 (1.62%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.62%) SAS Macro
10 3 (1.62%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.08%) R
11 2 (1.08%) Tcl
12 1 (0.54%) C#
12 1 (0.54%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 46 (24.86%) Security Cleared
2 37 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.78%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.24%) TOGAF Certification
5 4 (2.16%) Degree
6 3 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.08%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.08%) CCNP
7 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.08%) CISSP
7 2 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.54%) CISA
8 1 (0.54%) CISM
8 1 (0.54%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.54%) MCSE
8 1 (0.54%) MCT
8 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.70%) NCSC
1 5 (2.70%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.08%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (1.08%) GRC
2 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.54%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.54%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.54%) NIST
3 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (22.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (14.05%) Docker
3 22 (11.89%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (10.81%) Active Directory
5 17 (9.19%) vSphere
6 8 (4.32%) VMware NSX
7 5 (2.70%) vCloud
7 5 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.08%) VMFS
9 1 (0.54%) Ceph
9 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 37 (20.00%) Kubernetes
2 33 (17.84%) Ansible
3 22 (11.89%) Terraform
4 13 (7.03%) vCenter Server
5 10 (5.41%) Puppet
6 7 (3.78%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 6 (3.24%) Grafana
8 4 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.16%) vRealize
9 3 (1.62%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 3 (1.62%) Packer
10 2 (1.08%) Prometheus
10 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.54%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.54%) Rancher
11 1 (0.54%) Salt
11 1 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 74 (40.00%) VMware
2 34 (18.38%) Microsoft
3 25 (13.51%) Red Hat
4 19 (10.27%) Google
5 10 (5.41%) Oracle
6 9 (4.86%) Cisco
6 9 (4.86%) IBM
7 6 (3.24%) CA
7 6 (3.24%) SAP
8 5 (2.70%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.70%) Citrix
8 5 (2.70%) MuleSoft
9 4 (2.16%) F5
10 3 (1.62%) Dell
10 3 (1.62%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.62%) Splunk
11 2 (1.08%) EMC
11 2 (1.08%) Informatica
11 2 (1.08%) Juniper
11 2 (1.08%) Salesforce.com