Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 502 554 658
Rank change year-on-year +52 +104 -21
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 203 300 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.33% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.03% 1.03% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 192 139
England median daily rate £450 £482 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.64% -7.31% +15.56%
10th Percentile £349 £381 £321
90th Percentile £638 £624 £701
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £510
% change year-on-year -5.26% -6.91% +13.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £52.50
UK median hourly rate - - £52.50

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 19,652 29,007 30,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.81% 32.21% 33.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,502 19,110 20,358
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £669 £663
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 868 922 915
England median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.52% -2.33% +10.26%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.43
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £24.05 £21.00 £21.70
% change year-on-year +14.52% -3.23% +12.73%

Private Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Private Cloud in England

Private Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Private Cloud in England

Private Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Private Cloud in England over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Private Cloud in England

Private Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Private Cloud in England.

Contractor 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 25 February 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 +88 67 £538 +4.88% 27
South East +72 56 £450 -2.17% 15
North of England +32 35 £400 -15.79% 16
South West +17 26 £475 +5.56% 8
North East +10 15 £330 -30.53% 2
Midlands +46 12 £535 +17.58% 4
North West +22 12 £400 -20.00% 11
West Midlands +55 8 £498 -13.48% 3
Yorkshire +31 8 £464 +6.00% 3
East of England +12 5 £500 -4.76% 5
East Midlands +37 4 £550 +27.54% 1
Private Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 83 (40.89%) AWS
2 81 (39.90%) Azure
3 67 (33.00%) Data Centre
4 63 (31.03%) VMware
5 58 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (26.11%) Microsoft
7 48 (23.65%) DevOps
8 47 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
9 45 (22.17%) Windows
10 44 (21.67%) Public Cloud
11 39 (19.21%) Security Cleared
11 39 (19.21%) Linux
12 37 (18.23%) SQL
13 34 (16.75%) PaaS
14 33 (16.26%) Ansible
15 32 (15.76%) Finance
16 31 (15.27%) Oracle
16 31 (15.27%) ITIL
16 31 (15.27%) PowerShell
17 30 (14.78%) Java
17 30 (14.78%) Cisco
17 30 (14.78%) Python
18 29 (14.29%) SC Cleared
19 28 (13.79%) High Availability
19 28 (13.79%) Kubernetes
19 28 (13.79%) IaaS
20 26 (12.81%) Migration
20 26 (12.81%) Jenkins
21 25 (12.32%) Firewall
21 25 (12.32%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 12 (5.91%) OpenStack
2 7 (3.45%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.96%) Confluence
3 6 (2.96%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.96%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.46%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.97%) Mule
6 3 (1.48%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.46%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.46%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.48%) FINCAD Analytics
3 2 (0.99%) SAP ECC
4 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.49%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 83 (40.89%) AWS
2 81 (39.90%) Azure
3 34 (16.75%) PaaS
4 28 (13.79%) IaaS
5 23 (11.33%) SaaS
6 17 (8.37%) Office 365
7 11 (5.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (5.42%) GCP
8 10 (4.93%) OpenShift
9 9 (4.43%) Datadog
10 7 (3.45%) Power Platform
10 7 (3.45%) Serverless
11 5 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (2.46%) iPaaS
12 3 (1.48%) Amazon S3
12 3 (1.48%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (1.48%) AWS Step Functions
12 3 (1.48%) PowerApps
12 3 (1.48%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.32%) Firewall
2 18 (8.87%) DNS
3 13 (6.40%) Network Security
4 12 (5.91%) WAN
5 11 (5.42%) SAN
6 10 (4.93%) LAN
7 8 (3.94%) Software-Defined Networking
8 7 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (2.96%) DHCP
9 6 (2.96%) DMZ
9 6 (2.96%) Skype
10 5 (2.46%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.97%) Kerberos
12 3 (1.48%) Extranet
12 3 (1.48%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (1.48%) Internet
12 3 (1.48%) Intranet
13 2 (0.99%) ICMP
13 2 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (0.99%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.43%) Amazon Redshift
2 9 (4.43%) NoSQL
2 9 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (3.94%) Big Data
4 7 (3.45%) Data Lake
5 6 (2.96%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.96%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.96%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (2.96%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.97%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (1.97%) Data Mart
6 4 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.97%) MySQL
6 4 (1.97%) Power BI
6 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.48%) Amazon Athena
7 3 (1.48%) Amazon Aurora
7 3 (1.48%) Presto
Development Applications
1 26 (12.81%) Jenkins
2 17 (8.37%) JIRA
3 14 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 9 (4.43%) IBM UrbanCode
4 9 (4.43%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (3.45%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.46%) Vagrant
8 4 (1.97%) Maven
8 4 (1.97%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.99%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.99%) MSI
10 1 (0.49%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.49%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.49%) git-flow
10 1 (0.49%) Postman
10 1 (0.49%) PyCharm
10 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (15.76%) Finance
2 13 (6.40%) Public Sector
3 8 (3.94%) Billing
4 5 (2.46%) Retail
4 5 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.48%) Front Office
6 2 (0.99%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.49%) Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Law
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Police
7 1 (0.49%) Publishing
7 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (25.62%) Architect
2 28 (13.79%) Analyst
3 19 (9.36%) Consultant
4 18 (8.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (7.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 15 (7.39%) Cloud Architect
7 14 (6.90%) Cloud Consultant
7 14 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
8 13 (6.40%) Business Analyst
8 13 (6.40%) Technical Analyst
9 12 (5.91%) Lead Architect
9 12 (5.91%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (4.93%) Technical Architect
10 10 (4.93%) Technical Business Analyst
11 8 (3.94%) AWS Architect
11 8 (3.94%) Financial Analyst
11 8 (3.94%) Infrastructure Architect
11 8 (3.94%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 8 (3.94%) Platform Engineer
12 7 (3.45%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.36%) Web Services
2 13 (6.40%) Middleware
2 13 (6.40%) REST
3 6 (2.96%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 6 (2.96%) Spring
3 6 (2.96%) Spring Boot
4 5 (2.46%) J2EE
4 5 (2.46%) SAML
5 4 (1.97%) EDI
5 4 (1.97%) JSON
5 4 (1.97%) OpenID
5 4 (1.97%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (1.97%) SOAP
5 4 (1.97%) SPNEGO
6 3 (1.48%) NumPy
6 3 (1.48%) Pandas
6 3 (1.48%) Pyramid
6 3 (1.48%) React
6 3 (1.48%) SciPy
6 3 (1.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (33.00%) Data Centre
2 44 (21.67%) Public Cloud
3 17 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.42%) Replication
4 11 (5.42%) Smart Meter
5 8 (3.94%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.96%) PKI
7 5 (2.46%) Clustering
7 5 (2.46%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.46%) Hedge funds
7 5 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.46%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.97%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.48%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.48%) Blog
9 3 (1.48%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.48%) Derivative
9 3 (1.48%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (1.48%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 45 (22.17%) Windows
2 39 (19.21%) Linux
3 13 (6.40%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.42%) Unix
5 8 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (3.94%) Ubuntu
6 6 (2.96%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (2.96%) Solaris
6 6 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.48%) AIX
7 3 (1.48%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.99%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.49%) CentOS
9 1 (0.49%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.49%) Debian
9 1 (0.49%) OpenBSD
9 1 (0.49%) VMS
9 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (23.65%) DevOps
3 31 (15.27%) ITIL
4 28 (13.79%) High Availability
5 26 (12.81%) Migration
6 25 (12.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 24 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (11.33%) Technical Leadership
9 21 (10.34%) Infrastructure as Code
10 20 (9.85%) Mentoring
10 20 (9.85%) Open Source
11 19 (9.36%) Analytics
12 17 (8.37%) Microservices
13 16 (7.88%) Data Modelling
14 15 (7.39%) Computer Science
15 14 (6.90%) Configuration Management
15 14 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (6.90%) Logical Data Model
16 13 (6.40%) Infrastructure Automation
16 13 (6.40%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 37 (18.23%) SQL
2 31 (15.27%) PowerShell
3 30 (14.78%) Java
3 30 (14.78%) Python
4 23 (11.33%) Bash Shell
5 14 (6.90%) C
6 13 (6.40%) C++
7 12 (5.91%) Perl
8 10 (4.93%) Ruby
8 10 (4.93%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.46%) C#
10 2 (0.99%) R
10 2 (0.99%) VB
10 2 (0.99%) VBScript
11 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (19.21%) Security Cleared
2 29 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 19 (9.36%) Degree
4 18 (8.87%) CCNA
4 18 (8.87%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (6.40%) DV Cleared
6 8 (3.94%) CBAP
6 8 (3.94%) IIBA
7 5 (2.46%) MCSE
7 5 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.99%) APMP
9 2 (0.99%) CISSP
9 2 (0.99%) ISEB
9 2 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.99%) SANS
10 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.49%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 5 (2.46%) Government Security Classifications
2 5 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.46%) NIST
3 4 (1.97%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.48%) COBIT
4 3 (1.48%) NCSC
4 3 (1.48%) QA
5 2 (0.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.99%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (10.34%) Active Directory
3 19 (9.36%) Docker
4 12 (5.91%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.96%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (2.46%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (2.46%) vSphere
7 4 (1.97%) vCloud
7 4 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.49%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.49%) NFS
10 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.49%) XenApp
10 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (16.26%) Ansible
2 28 (13.79%) Kubernetes
3 21 (10.34%) Puppet
4 19 (9.36%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (7.88%) Terraform
6 12 (5.91%) SCOM
7 10 (4.93%) SCCM
8 9 (4.43%) Nagios
8 9 (4.43%) Packer
8 9 (4.43%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 7 (3.45%) vRealize
10 6 (2.96%) Data Guard
10 6 (2.96%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (1.97%) CA Single Sign-On
11 4 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (1.48%) SCVMM
12 3 (1.48%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.99%) Failover Clustering
13 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
13 2 (0.99%) SCSM
Vendors
1 63 (31.03%) VMware
2 53 (26.11%) Microsoft
3 31 (15.27%) Oracle
4 30 (14.78%) Cisco
5 18 (8.87%) Red Hat
6 14 (6.90%) Splunk
7 13 (6.40%) IBM
8 12 (5.91%) SAP
9 9 (4.43%) AppDynamics
9 9 (4.43%) Dynatrace
9 9 (4.43%) Google
9 9 (4.43%) HP
9 9 (4.43%) New Relic
10 8 (3.94%) BMC
11 6 (2.96%) Citrix
11 6 (2.96%) Dell
12 5 (2.46%) CA
12 5 (2.46%) MuleSoft
12 5 (2.46%) Palo Alto
13 4 (1.97%) Databricks