Period
to 4 March 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 406 511 568
Rank change year-on-year +105 +57 +73
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 166 192 295
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.32% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.24% 0.99% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 103 198
Median daily rate £550 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% -8.65%
10th Percentile £402 £343 £381
90th Percentile £688 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £44.00 - £50.00

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 13,352 19,349 28,849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.30% 31.79% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,926 12,742 19,411
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £253 £250 £275
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 557 818 895
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.54 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.37% +6.41% -3.60%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £20.24
% change year-on-year +13.33% +11.19% -3.64%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +77 79 £550 +2.33% 20
South East +100 50 £525 +16.67% 8
North of England +57 13 £550 +37.50% 15
South West +69 10 £538 +16.22% 3
North West +47 9 £550 +37.50% 12
Yorkshire +39 2 - - 2
Midlands +33 2 £450 -18.18% 10
West Midlands +32 2 £450 -13.46% 7
North East +23 2 £550 +66.67% 1
Private Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 78 (46.99%) VMware
2 74 (44.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (43.37%) Azure
4 56 (33.73%) AWS
5 51 (30.72%) Windows
6 48 (28.92%) Kubernetes
7 47 (28.31%) Security Cleared
8 45 (27.11%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (27.11%) Finance
8 45 (27.11%) Public Cloud
9 43 (25.90%) Linux
10 42 (25.30%) DevOps
11 40 (24.10%) Microsoft
12 37 (22.29%) IaaS
13 35 (21.08%) Docker
14 34 (20.48%) VMware NSX
15 33 (19.88%) Data Centre
16 32 (19.28%) Ansible
16 32 (19.28%) Migration
17 30 (18.07%) High Availability
18 29 (17.47%) Terraform
19 27 (16.27%) vSphere
19 27 (16.27%) Red Hat
20 26 (15.66%) Active Directory
20 26 (15.66%) Python
20 26 (15.66%) SC Cleared
21 25 (15.06%) DNS
22 24 (14.46%) DV Cleared
22 24 (14.46%) Hybrid Cloud
23 23 (13.86%) 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 11 (6.63%) Elasticsearch
1 11 (6.63%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.82%) Confluence
3 7 (4.22%) OpenStack
3 7 (4.22%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.61%) nginx
5 4 (2.41%) CMS
5 4 (2.41%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.41%) WordPress
6 2 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.60%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.60%) IIS
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.60%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (6.63%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.82%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.20%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.81%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (1.81%) Infor M3
2 2 (1.20%) Remedy AR System
2 2 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.20%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.60%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 72 (43.37%) Azure
2 56 (33.73%) AWS
3 37 (22.29%) IaaS
4 23 (13.86%) GCP
5 21 (12.65%) PaaS
6 19 (11.45%) SaaS
7 15 (9.04%) Microsoft 365
8 14 (8.43%) OpenShift
9 11 (6.63%) Amazon ECS
10 5 (3.01%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (3.01%) Power Platform
11 3 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (1.20%) Amazon S3
12 2 (1.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (1.20%) GitHub
12 2 (1.20%) PowerApps
12 2 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (15.06%) DNS
2 22 (13.25%) VSAN
3 19 (11.45%) Firewall
4 14 (8.43%) DHCP
5 13 (7.83%) LAN
5 13 (7.83%) WAN
6 11 (6.63%) Calico
7 8 (4.82%) Skype
8 7 (4.22%) DMZ
8 7 (4.22%) Multicast
8 7 (4.22%) SAN
8 7 (4.22%) Software-Defined Networking
9 6 (3.61%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (3.61%) Internet
10 5 (3.01%) Network Security
11 4 (2.41%) HTTP
11 4 (2.41%) VPN
11 4 (2.41%) WLAN
12 3 (1.81%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.81%) Power BI
3 2 (1.20%) Amazon Athena
3 2 (1.20%) Big Data
3 2 (1.20%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.20%) DB2
3 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.20%) MariaDB
3 2 (1.20%) MySQL
3 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.60%) MarkLogic
4 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 16 (9.64%) Jenkins
2 10 (6.02%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.42%) JIRA
4 8 (4.82%) JUnit
5 7 (4.22%) GitLab
5 7 (4.22%) TeamCity
6 6 (3.61%) Bitbucket
6 6 (3.61%) Gatling
6 6 (3.61%) IntelliJ
6 6 (3.61%) LoadRunner
6 6 (3.61%) PyCharm
6 6 (3.61%) Visual Studio
6 6 (3.61%) Visual Studio Code
7 3 (1.81%) Burp Suite
7 3 (1.81%) Maven
7 3 (1.81%) SonarQube
7 3 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.81%) sqlmap
8 2 (1.20%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.20%) Selenium
General
1 45 (27.11%) Finance
2 16 (9.64%) Telecoms
3 13 (7.83%) Banking
4 12 (7.23%) Law
5 8 (4.82%) Financial Institution
5 8 (4.82%) Public Sector
6 7 (4.22%) Manufacturing
7 5 (3.01%) Electronics
7 5 (3.01%) Marketing
8 4 (2.41%) Legal
9 1 (0.60%) Billing
9 1 (0.60%) Police
9 1 (0.60%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (34.34%) Architect
2 27 (16.27%) Cloud Architect
3 22 (13.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (10.84%) Consultant
5 16 (9.64%) Developer
6 13 (7.83%) Cloud Engineer
7 11 (6.63%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (5.42%) VMware Architect
9 8 (4.82%) Cloud Consultant
9 8 (4.82%) Wintel Engineer
10 7 (4.22%) Technical Architect
11 6 (3.61%) Azure Architect
11 6 (3.61%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 6 (3.61%) Network Architect
12 5 (3.01%) Automation Developer
12 5 (3.01%) Senior Cloud Engineer
12 5 (3.01%) Senior Developer
13 4 (2.41%) Linux Engineer
13 4 (2.41%) Platform Architect
13 4 (2.41%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.83%) Web Services
2 12 (7.23%) REST
3 11 (6.63%) JSON
4 9 (5.42%) .NET
4 9 (5.42%) Node.js
5 6 (3.61%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (3.01%) XML
7 4 (2.41%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.41%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.41%) jQuery
7 4 (2.41%) Kafka
7 4 (2.41%) OAuth
8 3 (1.81%) Java EE
8 3 (1.81%) React
8 3 (1.81%) Software Packaging
8 3 (1.81%) Spring
9 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.20%) EJB
9 2 (1.20%) JPA
9 2 (1.20%) JTA
Miscellaneous
1 45 (27.11%) Public Cloud
2 33 (19.88%) Data Centre
3 24 (14.46%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.82%) Enterprise Cloud
6 5 (3.01%) Cloud Native
6 5 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (3.01%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.41%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.81%) CMDB
9 2 (1.20%) FMCG
9 2 (1.20%) Industry 4.0
9 2 (1.20%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.60%) DataPower
10 1 (0.60%) PKI
10 1 (0.60%) Social Media
10 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (30.72%) Windows
2 43 (25.90%) Linux
3 21 (12.65%) Windows Server
4 15 (9.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (6.63%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (4.22%) Unix
8 6 (3.61%) Windows 2000
8 6 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.41%) CentOS
10 4 (2.41%) VMS
10 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (1.20%) Android
11 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.20%) Debian
11 2 (1.20%) Solaris
11 2 (1.20%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (27.11%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (25.30%) DevOps
3 32 (19.28%) Migration
4 30 (18.07%) High Availability
5 19 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (10.24%) Network Virtualisation
7 16 (9.64%) Load Balancing
8 15 (9.04%) Configuration Management
9 14 (8.43%) Deployment Automation
10 12 (7.23%) Storage Management
10 12 (7.23%) Test Automation
11 11 (6.63%) Microservices
11 11 (6.63%) Project Delivery
11 11 (6.63%) Service Management
12 10 (6.02%) Continuous Deployment
13 9 (5.42%) Capacity Management
13 9 (5.42%) Network Architecture
13 9 (5.42%) Network Design
13 9 (5.42%) OWASP
13 9 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.66%) Python
2 20 (12.05%) PowerShell
3 15 (9.04%) Bash Shell
4 13 (7.83%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.42%) Java
6 8 (4.82%) C#
7 6 (3.61%) Go
7 6 (3.61%) Ruby
8 5 (3.01%) SQL
9 4 (2.41%) Perl
10 3 (1.81%) Apple Swift
10 3 (1.81%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.81%) PHP
11 2 (1.20%) C
12 1 (0.60%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 47 (28.31%) Security Cleared
2 26 (15.66%) SC Cleared
3 24 (14.46%) DV Cleared
4 8 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (4.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (3.01%) CCNA
5 5 (3.01%) Degree
5 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.41%) CCNP
6 4 (2.41%) RHCE
6 4 (2.41%) RHCSA
6 4 (2.41%) RHCVA
7 3 (1.81%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.81%) PMP
7 3 (1.81%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (1.20%) CCIE
8 2 (1.20%) RHCA
8 2 (1.20%) VCAP
9 1 (0.60%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.60%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.01%) GDPR
2 4 (2.41%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.41%) SLA
3 3 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.81%) NIST
3 3 (1.81%) QA
4 1 (0.60%) BS25999
4 1 (0.60%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.60%) NCSC
System Software
1 74 (44.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (21.08%) Docker
3 34 (20.48%) VMware NSX
4 27 (16.27%) vSphere
5 26 (15.66%) Active Directory
6 17 (10.24%) Hyper-V
7 14 (8.43%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (7.83%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (4.22%) NFS
9 7 (4.22%) VMFS
10 4 (2.41%) Xen
11 3 (1.81%) KVM
11 3 (1.81%) vCloud
12 2 (1.20%) HDFS
12 2 (1.20%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.60%) iptables
Systems Management
1 48 (28.92%) Kubernetes
2 32 (19.28%) Ansible
3 29 (17.47%) Terraform
4 21 (12.65%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (11.45%) Puppet
6 18 (10.84%) vCenter Server
7 17 (10.24%) vRealize
7 17 (10.24%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 11 (6.63%) Istio
9 8 (4.82%) Consul
9 8 (4.82%) Kibana
9 8 (4.82%) Tivoli
10 7 (4.22%) vMotion
11 6 (3.61%) logstash
12 5 (3.01%) HAProxy
12 5 (3.01%) SCCM
13 4 (2.41%) Prometheus
13 4 (2.41%) Single Sign-On
14 3 (1.81%) Docker Swarm
14 3 (1.81%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 78 (46.99%) VMware
2 40 (24.10%) Microsoft
3 27 (16.27%) Red Hat
4 16 (9.64%) Cisco
5 15 (9.04%) Palo Alto
6 14 (8.43%) F5
7 13 (7.83%) Google
8 12 (7.23%) Dell
8 12 (7.23%) IBM
9 10 (6.02%) BMC
9 10 (6.02%) CA
10 9 (5.42%) HP
11 7 (4.22%) SAP
12 6 (3.61%) Citrix
12 6 (3.61%) Oracle
13 5 (3.01%) Juniper
14 4 (2.41%) CheckPoint
14 4 (2.41%) Intel
14 4 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (2.41%) Splunk