Period
to

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 22 May 2022 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
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 467 475 493
Rank change year-on-year +8 +18 +47
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 318 147 129
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.40% 1.02% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 93 75
10th Percentile £444 £413 £328
25th Percentile £500 £463 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £545 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.21% +9.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £625 £600
90th Percentile £698 £683 £638
UK median daily rate £563 £540 £500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £82.50 £51.25 -
Median hourly rate £85.00 £52.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +61.90% - -
75th Percentile £87.50 £53.75 -
90th Percentile - - -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £48.25 -
% change year-on-year -1.55% - -

Private Cloud is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 22,789 14,459 13,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.36% 31.11% 30.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,315 9,679 8,621
10th Percentile £310 £288 £260
25th Percentile £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £675 £613 £600
90th Percentile £775 £700 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 650 565 526
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.47 £12.61
25th Percentile £17.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate £26.98 £26.22 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +2.92% +16.51% +7.14%
75th Percentile £49.57 £48.75 £44.44
90th Percentile £67.36 £60.00 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £26.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +3.85% +13.04% +11.68%

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 22 May 2022.

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 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +10 192 £580 -3.33% 26
North of England -17 38 £500 -9.09% 9
South East -42 33 £525 - 6
Yorkshire -24 19 £500 -9.09% 2
Midlands -33 19 £588 +30.56% 9
North West -31 17 £538 -2.27% 7
West Midlands -40 16 £606 +34.72% 3
South West -31 8 £563 +4.17% 6
North East -4 4 £700 +27.27%
East Midlands - 3 £500 - 6
East of England - 2 £575 - 6
Private Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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.

1 152 (47.80%) Azure
2 124 (38.99%) Kubernetes
3 116 (36.48%) AWS
4 101 (31.76%) VMware
4 101 (31.76%) DevOps
5 98 (30.82%) SaaS
6 97 (30.50%) PaaS
6 97 (30.50%) Public Cloud
7 90 (28.30%) Linux
8 86 (27.04%) Migration
9 85 (26.73%) Terraform
10 81 (25.47%) Data Centre
11 80 (25.16%) Agile
12 73 (22.96%) Docker
13 72 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
14 70 (22.01%) Firewall
15 64 (20.13%) Microsoft
16 62 (19.50%) Finance
17 58 (18.24%) Ansible
17 58 (18.24%) CI/CD
18 57 (17.92%) IaaS
19 53 (16.67%) Social Skills
20 52 (16.35%) Python
21 50 (15.72%) Unix
22 49 (15.41%) GCP
23 48 (15.09%) Hybrid Cloud
23 48 (15.09%) Security Cleared
24 47 (14.78%) Windows
25 44 (13.84%) High Availability
25 44 (13.84%) IBM

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 32 (10.06%) OpenStack
2 24 (7.55%) WebSphere
3 19 (5.97%) Confluence
3 19 (5.97%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (4.09%) Cloud Foundry
5 11 (3.46%) WebLogic
6 9 (2.83%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (2.20%) Apache
7 7 (2.20%) nginx
8 3 (0.94%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.94%) IIS
8 3 (0.94%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.94%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.31%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.31%) JBoss
10 1 (0.31%) Mattermost
Applications
1 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 152 (47.80%) Azure
2 116 (36.48%) AWS
3 98 (30.82%) SaaS
4 97 (30.50%) PaaS
5 57 (17.92%) IaaS
6 49 (15.41%) GCP
7 29 (9.12%) Azure Monitor
8 17 (5.35%) OpenShift
9 16 (5.03%) GitHub
10 13 (4.09%) Azure Sentinel
11 9 (2.83%) Microsoft 365
12 4 (1.26%) Azure Stack
12 4 (1.26%) Google Workspace
12 4 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.94%) Tricentis Tosca
14 2 (0.63%) npm
14 2 (0.63%) Nutanix
15 1 (0.31%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 70 (22.01%) Firewall
2 33 (10.38%) VPN
3 32 (10.06%) DNS
3 32 (10.06%) Internet
4 26 (8.18%) Network Security
5 23 (7.23%) SSL
6 22 (6.92%) DHCP
7 21 (6.60%) WAN
8 19 (5.97%) IPsec
9 18 (5.66%) LAN
10 17 (5.35%) IKE
11 12 (3.77%) DMZ
12 11 (3.46%) SAN
13 10 (3.14%) TCP/IP
13 10 (3.14%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (3.14%) Wireless
14 8 (2.52%) VLAN
15 6 (1.89%) iSCSI
15 6 (1.89%) SD-WAN
16 4 (1.26%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (2.83%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.20%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.89%) DB2
4 6 (1.89%) MySQL
5 4 (1.26%) BigQuery
5 4 (1.26%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.26%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.94%) Couchbase
6 3 (0.94%) InfluxDB
7 2 (0.63%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.63%) MS Access
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (9.43%) Git (software)
2 28 (8.81%) GitLab
3 20 (6.29%) JIRA
4 18 (5.66%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.20%) Maven
6 6 (1.89%) IntelliJ
6 6 (1.89%) PyCharm
6 6 (1.89%) Visual Studio Code
7 5 (1.57%) Subversion
8 4 (1.26%) Gradle
9 3 (0.94%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.94%) Selenium
10 2 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.31%) IBM UrbanCode
11 1 (0.31%) Redmine
11 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 62 (19.50%) Finance
2 53 (16.67%) Social Skills
3 27 (8.49%) Banking
4 26 (8.18%) Public Sector
5 24 (7.55%) Telecoms
6 18 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (3.46%) Influencing Skills
8 9 (2.83%) Aerospace
9 8 (2.52%) Games
10 7 (2.20%) Documentation Skills
10 7 (2.20%) Presentation Skills
11 4 (1.26%) Billing
11 4 (1.26%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.26%) Front Office
11 4 (1.26%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.63%) Law
12 2 (0.63%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.31%) Back Office
13 1 (0.31%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 1 (0.31%) Legal
Job Titles
1 112 (35.22%) Architect
2 46 (14.47%) DevOps Engineer
3 37 (11.64%) Cloud Architect
4 36 (11.32%) Developer
5 31 (9.75%) Solutions Architect
6 30 (9.43%) Infrastructure Architect
7 24 (7.55%) Azure Architect
8 21 (6.60%) Security Architect
9 20 (6.29%) Consultant
10 18 (5.66%) Technical Leader
11 16 (5.03%) Azure Developer
11 16 (5.03%) Cloud Developer
12 14 (4.40%) Project Manager
12 14 (4.40%) Technical Architect
13 13 (4.09%) Cloud Engineer
13 13 (4.09%) Security Engineer
13 13 (4.09%) VMware Engineer
14 11 (3.46%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 11 (3.46%) Unix Engineer
15 10 (3.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (12.58%) REST
2 28 (8.81%) Middleware
3 21 (6.60%) Node.js
4 17 (5.35%) OAuth
4 17 (5.35%) OAuth2
5 14 (4.40%) WebSphere MQ
6 12 (3.77%) Kafka
7 10 (3.14%) Elastic Stack
8 9 (2.83%) IBM Integration Bus
8 9 (2.83%) SOAP
8 9 (2.83%) Spring Boot
9 8 (2.52%) Spring
10 7 (2.20%) LDAP
10 7 (2.20%) Pandas
10 7 (2.20%) React
11 5 (1.57%) libvirt
11 5 (1.57%) PySpark
12 3 (0.94%) .NET
12 3 (0.94%) EJB
12 3 (0.94%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 97 (30.50%) Public Cloud
2 81 (25.47%) Data Centre
3 48 (15.09%) Hybrid Cloud
4 36 (11.32%) Data Protection Act
5 32 (10.06%) PKI
6 17 (5.35%) Cloud Native
7 13 (4.09%) Management Information System
7 13 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (3.46%) Replication
9 10 (3.14%) DataPower
9 10 (3.14%) Legacy Applications
10 8 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (2.20%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (1.89%) PMI
12 6 (1.89%) Tandem
13 5 (1.57%) CMDB
14 3 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
15 2 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 90 (28.30%) Linux
2 50 (15.72%) Unix
3 47 (14.78%) Windows
4 27 (8.49%) Windows Server
5 18 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (3.14%) Solaris
6 10 (3.14%) VMS
6 10 (3.14%) Windows Server 2019
7 8 (2.52%) AIX
7 8 (2.52%) Oracle Linux
7 8 (2.52%) Ubuntu
7 8 (2.52%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (1.26%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.94%) CentOS
10 2 (0.63%) Android
10 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.63%) Debian
10 2 (0.63%) MVS
10 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (31.76%) DevOps
2 86 (27.04%) Migration
3 80 (25.16%) Agile
4 58 (18.24%) CI/CD
5 44 (13.84%) High Availability
6 37 (11.64%) Data Protection
7 36 (11.32%) Open Source
8 35 (11.01%) Technical Leadership
9 33 (10.38%) Microservices
9 33 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 32 (10.06%) Infrastructure Automation
11 30 (9.43%) Application Security
12 29 (9.12%) ITIL
12 29 (9.12%) Mentoring
13 28 (8.81%) Coaching
13 28 (8.81%) Vulnerability Management
14 27 (8.49%) Configuration Management
14 27 (8.49%) Project Management
15 26 (8.18%) Infrastructure as Code
15 26 (8.18%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 52 (16.35%) Python
2 43 (13.52%) SQL
3 33 (10.38%) Bash
4 32 (10.06%) PowerShell
5 30 (9.43%) Java
6 21 (6.60%) JavaScript
7 17 (5.35%) Go
7 17 (5.35%) Ruby
8 9 (2.83%) Perl
9 2 (0.63%) C#
9 2 (0.63%) Lisp
9 2 (0.63%) PHP
9 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.63%) VBScript
10 1 (0.31%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 42 (13.21%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.35%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (5.35%) DV Cleared
4 14 (4.40%) CCIE
5 11 (3.46%) Degree
6 8 (2.52%) CCIE Security
7 7 (2.20%) PMI Certification
7 7 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.89%) Master's Degree
8 6 (1.89%) TOGAF Certification
9 5 (1.57%) CCNP
9 5 (1.57%) PMP
10 4 (1.26%) CISSP
11 3 (0.94%) CCNA
11 3 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.63%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.63%) MCSE
12 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.57%) QA
2 4 (1.26%) GDPR
2 4 (1.26%) SLA
3 3 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.94%) NIST
3 3 (0.94%) OASIS TOSCA
3 3 (0.94%) P3O
3 3 (0.94%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.94%) PMO
4 2 (0.63%) DICOM
4 2 (0.63%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.63%) HL7
4 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.63%) RMADS
5 1 (0.31%) IFRS
5 1 (0.31%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.31%) JSP 440
System Software
1 73 (22.96%) Docker
2 72 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (8.18%) vSphere
4 20 (6.29%) Active Directory
5 19 (5.97%) vCloud
6 18 (5.66%) VMware Workstation
7 15 (4.72%) VMware NSX
8 12 (3.77%) Hyper-V
9 11 (3.46%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (2.20%) NFS
11 5 (1.57%) KVM
11 5 (1.57%) oVirt
11 5 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (1.26%) Ceph
13 3 (0.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
15 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.31%) etcd
15 1 (0.31%) Samba
Systems Management
1 124 (38.99%) Kubernetes
2 85 (26.73%) Terraform
3 58 (18.24%) Ansible
4 20 (6.29%) Consul
4 20 (6.29%) Prometheus
5 18 (5.66%) logstash
6 17 (5.35%) Kibana
7 8 (2.52%) Istio
7 8 (2.52%) vCenter Server
8 7 (2.20%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 7 (2.20%) Grafana
8 7 (2.20%) Puppet
9 6 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (1.57%) vRealize
10 5 (1.57%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 3 (0.94%) CASB
11 3 (0.94%) Icinga
11 3 (0.94%) Rancher
11 3 (0.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 101 (31.76%) VMware
2 64 (20.13%) Microsoft
3 44 (13.84%) IBM
4 35 (11.01%) Citrix
5 33 (10.38%) Google
6 29 (9.12%) Red Hat
7 28 (8.81%) Cisco
7 28 (8.81%) Oracle
8 21 (6.60%) F5
9 18 (5.66%) ServiceNow
10 17 (5.35%) CA
11 13 (4.09%) HP
12 8 (2.52%) NetApp
12 8 (2.52%) Skytap
12 8 (2.52%) Zerto
13 7 (2.20%) CyberArk
14 6 (1.89%) Meraki
15 4 (1.26%) Artemis
15 4 (1.26%) Okta
15 4 (1.26%) Splunk