Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 455 486 521
Rank change year-on-year +31 +35 +60
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 150 130 319
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.29% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.10% 1.00% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 73 191
10th Percentile £411 £326 £393
25th Percentile £438 £400 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% - -6.98%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £688 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £48.25 - £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 13,660 13,049 24,006
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.10% 28.86% 28.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,132 8,625 16,031
10th Percentile £281 £250 £294
25th Percentile £394 £374 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
75th Percentile £608 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 541 769
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.61 £11.85
25th Percentile £16.48 £15.92 £14.75
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.57 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +20.54% +2.71% -2.33%
75th Percentile £47.50 £44.25 £44.13
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.00 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +15.56% +9.76% -4.65%

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 -11 69 £575 +6.98% 18
South East +42 38 £475 +11.11% 12
South West +32 12 £540 +12.79% 9
North of England +18 11 £550 +37.50% 22
North West +13 10 £550 +37.50% 14
Midlands +3 5 £450 +2.86% 14
West Midlands 0 5 £450 +2.86% 6
North East +15 1 £550 +69.23% 2
Private Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 70 (46.67%) Azure
2 66 (44.00%) VMware
3 65 (43.33%) AWS
4 58 (38.67%) Public Cloud
5 50 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 46 (30.67%) Kubernetes
7 45 (30.00%) Windows
7 45 (30.00%) Linux
8 42 (28.00%) DevOps
9 41 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (25.33%) Security Cleared
11 37 (24.67%) Docker
12 32 (21.33%) Data Centre
13 31 (20.67%) Red Hat
14 30 (20.00%) Finance
14 30 (20.00%) IaaS
15 29 (19.33%) SC Cleared
16 28 (18.67%) Migration
16 28 (18.67%) Microsoft
16 28 (18.67%) GCP
17 27 (18.00%) Ansible
17 27 (18.00%) PaaS
17 27 (18.00%) High Availability
18 23 (15.33%) PowerShell
19 22 (14.67%) Terraform
20 21 (14.00%) Windows Server
20 21 (14.00%) SaaS
21 20 (13.33%) vSphere
21 20 (13.33%) Jenkins
21 20 (13.33%) Google

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 13 (8.67%) OpenStack
2 10 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (6.00%) Confluence
4 7 (4.67%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.00%) nginx
6 4 (2.67%) CMS
6 4 (2.67%) WordPress
7 3 (2.00%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.67%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.67%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 70 (46.67%) Azure
2 65 (43.33%) AWS
3 30 (20.00%) IaaS
4 28 (18.67%) GCP
5 27 (18.00%) PaaS
6 21 (14.00%) SaaS
7 18 (12.00%) OpenShift
8 6 (4.00%) Amazon ECS
9 4 (2.67%) Amazon EKS
9 4 (2.67%) Amazon S3
9 4 (2.67%) Power Platform
9 4 (2.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (2.00%) Microsoft 365
10 3 (2.00%) Serverless
11 2 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.33%) GitHub
11 2 (1.33%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.33%) VSAN
2 10 (6.67%) LAN
2 10 (6.67%) SAN
2 10 (6.67%) WAN
3 9 (6.00%) DNS
4 7 (4.67%) Firewall
5 6 (4.00%) Calico
5 6 (4.00%) DHCP
5 6 (4.00%) Internet
6 5 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (3.33%) Multicast
7 4 (2.67%) Software-Defined Networking
7 4 (2.67%) VPN
8 3 (2.00%) Wireless
9 2 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.33%) Extranet
9 2 (1.33%) HTTP
9 2 (1.33%) Intranet
9 2 (1.33%) SMTP
9 2 (1.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.33%) Hadoop
2 4 (2.67%) Amazon Athena
2 4 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.00%) Redis
3 3 (2.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.33%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.33%) DB2
4 2 (1.33%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.33%) Power BI
5 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.67%) Big Data
5 1 (0.67%) MarkLogic
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 20 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 13 (8.67%) JUnit
3 11 (7.33%) Git (software)
4 10 (6.67%) JIRA
5 7 (4.67%) GitLab
5 7 (4.67%) TeamCity
6 6 (4.00%) Gatling
6 6 (4.00%) IntelliJ
6 6 (4.00%) LoadRunner
6 6 (4.00%) PyCharm
6 6 (4.00%) Visual Studio
6 6 (4.00%) Visual Studio Code
7 5 (3.33%) Bitbucket
8 4 (2.67%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.67%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.67%) REST Assured
8 4 (2.67%) SonarQube
8 4 (2.67%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (2.00%) Maven
9 3 (2.00%) Mockito
General
1 30 (20.00%) Finance
2 19 (12.67%) Social Skills
3 11 (7.33%) Telecoms
4 10 (6.67%) Banking
5 9 (6.00%) Law
6 8 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.33%) Public Sector
8 4 (2.67%) Manufacturing
9 3 (2.00%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (2.00%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (1.33%) Electronics
10 2 (1.33%) Marketing
11 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.67%) Local Government
11 1 (0.67%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.67%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (34.00%) Architect
2 23 (15.33%) Cloud Architect
3 20 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (11.33%) Developer
5 14 (9.33%) Consultant
6 11 (7.33%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (5.33%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.67%) Cloud Developer
9 6 (4.00%) AWS Architect
9 6 (4.00%) Azure Architect
9 6 (4.00%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.00%) VMware Engineer
10 5 (3.33%) Automation Developer
10 5 (3.33%) Cloud Consultant
10 5 (3.33%) Cloud Specialist
10 5 (3.33%) Network Specialist
10 5 (3.33%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.33%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.33%) Technical Specialist
11 4 (2.67%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.33%) Node.js
2 10 (6.67%) Web Services
3 9 (6.00%) JSON
4 8 (5.33%) REST
5 6 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (4.00%) Kafka
6 5 (3.33%) Java EE
6 5 (3.33%) Spring
6 5 (3.33%) YAML
7 4 (2.67%) .NET
7 4 (2.67%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.67%) EJB
7 4 (2.67%) JAX-RS
7 4 (2.67%) JPA
7 4 (2.67%) JTA
7 4 (2.67%) MicroProfile
7 4 (2.67%) Middleware
7 4 (2.67%) Swagger
8 3 (2.00%) Akka
8 3 (2.00%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 58 (38.67%) Public Cloud
2 32 (21.33%) Data Centre
3 16 (10.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (4.67%) Cloud Native
5 6 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (3.33%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (2.67%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.67%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.00%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.33%) AS400
9 2 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.33%) FMCG
9 2 (1.33%) Industry 4.0
9 2 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.33%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.67%) CMDB
10 1 (0.67%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 45 (30.00%) Linux
1 45 (30.00%) Windows
2 21 (14.00%) Windows Server
3 14 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (8.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (6.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (5.33%) Unix
6 8 (5.33%) VMS
7 5 (3.33%) Windows 2000
7 5 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.00%) Debian
9 3 (2.00%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (1.33%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.67%) AIX
11 1 (0.67%) HPUX
11 1 (0.67%) MVS
11 1 (0.67%) Solaris
11 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (28.00%) DevOps
2 41 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (18.67%) Migration
4 27 (18.00%) High Availability
5 17 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (8.67%) Configuration Management
6 13 (8.67%) Microservices
7 12 (8.00%) Capacity Management
7 12 (8.00%) Deployment Automation
7 12 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (8.00%) Storage Management
8 11 (7.33%) Test Automation
9 10 (6.67%) Continuous Deployment
9 10 (6.67%) Network Architecture
10 9 (6.00%) Customer Insight
10 9 (6.00%) Infrastructure Automation
10 9 (6.00%) Network Design
10 9 (6.00%) Product Requirements
11 8 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (5.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.33%) PowerShell
2 20 (13.33%) Python
3 14 (9.33%) Java
4 12 (8.00%) Bash Shell
5 10 (6.67%) SQL
6 6 (4.00%) Go
6 6 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.00%) Ruby
7 3 (2.00%) Scala
8 1 (0.67%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.67%) C
8 1 (0.67%) C#
8 1 (0.67%) Groovy
8 1 (0.67%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.67%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (25.33%) Security Cleared
2 29 (19.33%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.67%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.33%) Degree
5 4 (2.67%) CCNA
5 4 (2.67%) RHCE
5 4 (2.67%) RHCSA
5 4 (2.67%) RHCVA
6 3 (2.00%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.00%) PMP
6 3 (2.00%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (1.33%) RHCA
7 2 (1.33%) VCAP
8 1 (0.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.67%) CGEIT
8 1 (0.67%) CISSP
8 1 (0.67%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.67%) SLA
2 3 (2.00%) GDPR
2 3 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.00%) NIST
2 3 (2.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.00%) QA
3 1 (0.67%) BS25999
3 1 (0.67%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 50 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (24.67%) Docker
3 20 (13.33%) vSphere
4 16 (10.67%) VMware NSX
5 14 (9.33%) Hyper-V
6 13 (8.67%) Active Directory
7 10 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.00%) vCloud
9 3 (2.00%) Xen
10 2 (1.33%) HDFS
10 2 (1.33%) KVM
10 2 (1.33%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.67%) Ceph
11 1 (0.67%) iptables
11 1 (0.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 46 (30.67%) Kubernetes
2 27 (18.00%) Ansible
3 22 (14.67%) Terraform
4 16 (10.67%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (10.67%) Puppet
5 12 (8.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 9 (6.00%) Tivoli
6 9 (6.00%) vCenter Server
7 7 (4.67%) Consul
7 7 (4.67%) Kibana
7 7 (4.67%) vRealize
8 6 (4.00%) Grafana
8 6 (4.00%) Istio
8 6 (4.00%) logstash
8 6 (4.00%) Prometheus
9 5 (3.33%) HAProxy
9 5 (3.33%) SCCM
10 3 (2.00%) CFEngine
10 3 (2.00%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 66 (44.00%) VMware
2 31 (20.67%) Red Hat
3 28 (18.67%) Microsoft
4 20 (13.33%) Google
5 15 (10.00%) IBM
6 11 (7.33%) CA
7 10 (6.67%) HP
8 9 (6.00%) BMC
8 9 (6.00%) Cisco
8 9 (6.00%) Oracle
9 8 (5.33%) F5
10 6 (4.00%) Dell
11 5 (3.33%) Juniper
11 5 (3.33%) SAP
12 4 (2.67%) Citrix
12 4 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (2.00%) Foundry
13 3 (2.00%) Intel
13 3 (2.00%) NetApp
13 3 (2.00%) Splunk