Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 462 526 559
Rank change year-on-year +64 +33 +15
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 121 302 299
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.92% 1.14% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 182 197
Median daily rate £500 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £325 £400 £340
90th Percentile £638 £636 £725
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £525
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00

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 13,206 26,529 29,879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.88% 32.29% 32.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,249 17,143 19,582
Median daily rate £480 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £263 £286 £275
90th Percentile £700 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 602 890 946
Median hourly rate £27.46 £20.92 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.26% -7.01% +15.38%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.85 £11.80
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.25 £51.25
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £21.95
% change year-on-year +36.59% -6.61% +10.86%

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 June 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 4 June 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 +104 42 £538 +2.38% 8
North of England +53 29 £400 -20.00% 3
South East +75 21 £384 -19.80% 6
South West +58 21 £507 +6.74% 1
Yorkshire +54 13 £500 - 1
North West +53 9 £400 -23.81% 2
Midlands +73 7 £438 -16.67% 3
North East +3 7 £325 -31.58%
West Midlands +66 6 £438 -23.91% 2
East of England +50 1 £325 -38.10%
East Midlands +36 1 - - 1
Private Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 4 June 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 46 (38.02%) Azure
2 44 (36.36%) AWS
3 43 (35.54%) DevOps
4 36 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (28.10%) VMware
6 33 (27.27%) Data Centre
7 29 (23.97%) Oracle
7 29 (23.97%) Windows
7 29 (23.97%) Linux
8 26 (21.49%) Java
8 26 (21.49%) Security Cleared
8 26 (21.49%) Kubernetes
9 25 (20.66%) Ansible
9 25 (20.66%) Python
10 24 (19.83%) Microsoft
10 24 (19.83%) Firewall
11 23 (19.01%) Migration
11 23 (19.01%) SQL
11 23 (19.01%) SC Cleared
11 23 (19.01%) Jenkins
12 22 (18.18%) Infrastructure as Code
12 22 (18.18%) Git (software)
13 21 (17.36%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (17.36%) Public Cloud
14 20 (16.53%) SaaS
15 18 (14.88%) PaaS
15 18 (14.88%) PowerShell
15 18 (14.88%) JIRA
15 18 (14.88%) Finance
16 17 (14.05%) ITIL

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 8 (6.61%) Confluence
2 6 (4.96%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.13%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.31%) Mule
5 3 (2.48%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.65%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.65%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.83%) Apache
7 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.83%) Jupyter
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 46 (38.02%) Azure
2 44 (36.36%) AWS
3 20 (16.53%) SaaS
4 18 (14.88%) PaaS
5 16 (13.22%) IaaS
6 6 (4.96%) GCP
7 5 (4.13%) OpenShift
8 4 (3.31%) Amazon EKS
8 4 (3.31%) Apigee
8 4 (3.31%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (3.31%) Datadog
8 4 (3.31%) Office 365
8 4 (3.31%) Serverless
9 3 (2.48%) Amazon ECS
9 3 (2.48%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.65%) GitHub
11 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.83%) Firewall
2 12 (9.92%) Network Security
3 10 (8.26%) DMZ
3 10 (8.26%) DNS
3 10 (8.26%) LAN
3 10 (8.26%) WAN
3 10 (8.26%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.48%) DHCP
4 3 (2.48%) Junos
4 3 (2.48%) SAN
4 3 (2.48%) VPN
5 2 (1.65%) ICMP
5 2 (1.65%) Intranet
5 2 (1.65%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.65%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.65%) VSAN
6 1 (0.83%) BGP
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.83%) OSPF
6 1 (0.83%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.44%) NoSQL
1 9 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.61%) Oracle Database
2 8 (6.61%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.13%) Amazon Redshift
3 5 (4.13%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.13%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (4.13%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (3.31%) Big Data
4 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2017
5 3 (2.48%) MySQL
6 2 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.65%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.65%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.65%) KDB
6 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.83%) Amazon Athena
7 1 (0.83%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.83%) Presto
Development Applications
1 23 (19.01%) Jenkins
2 22 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 18 (14.88%) JIRA
4 12 (9.92%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (7.44%) IBM UrbanCode
6 7 (5.79%) Vagrant
7 5 (4.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (3.31%) Selenium
8 4 (3.31%) SonarQube
8 4 (3.31%) SpecFlow
8 4 (3.31%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.48%) Maven
9 3 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.65%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.83%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.83%) Burp Suite
11 1 (0.83%) RStudio
11 1 (0.83%) sqlmap
11 1 (0.83%) Subversion
General
1 18 (14.88%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.31%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.48%) Retail
5 2 (1.65%) Banking
5 2 (1.65%) Front Office
5 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.65%) Police
6 1 (0.83%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (23.14%) Architect
2 17 (14.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
4 10 (8.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (8.26%) Platform Engineer
5 9 (7.44%) Automation Engineer
5 9 (7.44%) Consultant
6 8 (6.61%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.79%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) Developer
8 6 (4.96%) Technical Leader
9 5 (4.13%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (4.13%) Cloud Consultant
10 4 (3.31%) .NET Developer
10 4 (3.31%) Applications Architect
10 4 (3.31%) Applications Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Data Centre Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.31%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.74%) Middleware
1 13 (10.74%) Web Services
2 8 (6.61%) .NET
2 8 (6.61%) REST
3 6 (4.96%) AngularJS
3 6 (4.96%) React
3 6 (4.96%) Spring
4 5 (4.13%) JSON
4 5 (4.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 5 (4.13%) Spring Boot
5 4 (3.31%) .NET Core
5 4 (3.31%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET Core
5 4 (3.31%) J2EE
5 4 (3.31%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (3.31%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (2.48%) HTML
6 3 (2.48%) OAuth
6 3 (2.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 21 (17.36%) Public Cloud
3 8 (6.61%) Replication
4 7 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.31%) Clustering
5 4 (3.31%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.48%) Cloud Native
6 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.65%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.65%) Blog
7 2 (1.65%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.65%) Derivative
7 2 (1.65%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.65%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.65%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.65%) Industry 4.0
7 2 (1.65%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.65%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.97%) Linux
1 29 (23.97%) Windows
2 9 (7.44%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (6.61%) Solaris
4 7 (5.79%) Unix
5 5 (4.13%) Oracle Linux
5 5 (4.13%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.65%) CentOS
7 2 (1.65%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.83%) AIX
8 1 (0.83%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (35.54%) DevOps
2 36 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (19.01%) Migration
4 22 (18.18%) Infrastructure as Code
5 17 (14.05%) ITIL
5 17 (14.05%) Microservices
6 16 (13.22%) Analytics
7 15 (12.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 15 (12.40%) Open Source
8 14 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (11.57%) High Availability
9 13 (10.74%) Load Balancing
10 11 (9.09%) Configuration Management
10 11 (9.09%) Network Design
11 10 (8.26%) Cloud Operations
11 10 (8.26%) Infrastructure Automation
11 10 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (8.26%) Strategic Roadmap
11 10 (8.26%) Test Automation
11 10 (8.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.49%) Java
2 25 (20.66%) Python
3 23 (19.01%) SQL
4 18 (14.88%) PowerShell
5 15 (12.40%) Bash Shell
6 12 (9.92%) Shell Script
7 10 (8.26%) C#
8 8 (6.61%) C
9 7 (5.79%) Perl
9 7 (5.79%) Ruby
10 6 (4.96%) C++
11 3 (2.48%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.48%) PHP
11 3 (2.48%) R
12 1 (0.83%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 26 (21.49%) Security Cleared
2 23 (19.01%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.79%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.96%) Degree
5 3 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.83%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.83%) CCDA
6 1 (0.83%) CCIE
6 1 (0.83%) CCNP
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.83%) MCSA
6 1 (0.83%) MCSE
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.83%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (3.31%) NCSC
3 3 (2.48%) COBIT
3 3 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.48%) NIST
4 2 (1.65%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (1.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 21 (17.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (13.22%) Docker
3 6 (4.96%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.13%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (3.31%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.48%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (2.48%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (2.48%) VMware NSX
6 3 (2.48%) vSphere
7 2 (1.65%) vCloud
8 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.83%) UAG
8 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.83%) XenApp
8 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (21.49%) Kubernetes
2 25 (20.66%) Ansible
3 16 (13.22%) Terraform
4 11 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (9.09%) Puppet
5 10 (8.26%) SCOM
6 7 (5.79%) vRealize
6 7 (5.79%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 6 (4.96%) Packer
8 5 (4.13%) Data Guard
8 5 (4.13%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (3.31%) Nagios
10 3 (2.48%) Istio
11 2 (1.65%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (1.65%) SCVMM
11 2 (1.65%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.83%) SCCM
12 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (28.10%) VMware
2 29 (23.97%) Oracle
3 24 (19.83%) Microsoft
4 11 (9.09%) IBM
5 10 (8.26%) Cisco
5 10 (8.26%) Red Hat
5 10 (8.26%) Splunk
6 9 (7.44%) AppDynamics
6 9 (7.44%) Dynatrace
7 8 (6.61%) Citrix
8 5 (4.13%) Google
8 5 (4.13%) HP
8 5 (4.13%) SAP
9 4 (3.31%) BMC
9 4 (3.31%) Juniper
9 4 (3.31%) MuleSoft
9 4 (3.31%) New Relic
10 2 (1.65%) F5
10 2 (1.65%) Micro Focus
10 2 (1.65%) SolarWinds