Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 571 532 538
Rank change year-on-year -39 +6 +37
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 248 346 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.36% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.90% 1.11% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 227 188
England median daily rate £519 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.19% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £380 £362 £338
90th Percentile £700 £688 £652
UK median daily rate £519 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -1.19% +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -33.33% +9.76%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -33.33% +7.14%

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 27,615 31,119 29,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.50% 32.74% 33.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,987 20,295 18,961
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £280 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £640
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 957 1,006 1,010
England median hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.89% +15.38% -2.50%
10th Percentile £11.66 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £51.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £21.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.39% +9.50% -4.37%

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019. 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 -63 92 £575 +4.55% 29
South East +45 69 £475 +53.23% 15
North of England +18 38 £488 -2.50% 15
South West 0 24 £450 -7.69% 7
Yorkshire +30 19 £506 +6.58% 5
Midlands +10 17 £535 +12.04% 11
East of England +13 15 £525 +16.67% 16
North East +15 11 £473 -2.02%
East Midlands +23 9 £525 +7.42% 6
North West 0 8 £448 -18.64% 10
West Midlands -7 8 £545 +14.74% 5
Private Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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.

1 107 (43.15%) DevOps
2 100 (40.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (33.87%) Amazon AWS
4 78 (31.45%) Ansible
5 75 (30.24%) Linux
6 73 (29.44%) Agile Software Development
7 63 (25.40%) Windows
7 63 (25.40%) Migration
8 62 (25.00%) VMware
9 56 (22.58%) Microsoft
10 51 (20.56%) Public Cloud
11 49 (19.76%) SQL
12 48 (19.35%) Data Centre
13 46 (18.55%) Docker
14 44 (17.74%) PaaS
15 43 (17.34%) OpenStack
16 42 (16.94%) Kubernetes
17 41 (16.53%) IaaS
17 41 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
17 41 (16.53%) Red Hat
18 39 (15.73%) Active Directory
19 38 (15.32%) Finance
20 37 (14.92%) OpenShift
21 36 (14.52%) High Availability
22 35 (14.11%) Jenkins
23 31 (12.50%) Office 365
24 30 (12.10%) Continuous Deployment
24 30 (12.10%) Java
24 30 (12.10%) ITIL
25 28 (11.29%) Continuous Improvement

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 43 (17.34%) OpenStack
2 19 (7.66%) SharePoint
3 16 (6.45%) Apache
4 13 (5.24%) MS Exchange
5 7 (2.82%) IIS
6 4 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.61%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.21%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.81%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.81%) CMS
8 2 (0.81%) GemFire
8 2 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.40%) Appian
9 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.40%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.40%) nginx
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (1.21%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 100 (40.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (33.87%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (17.74%) PaaS
4 41 (16.53%) IaaS
5 37 (14.92%) OpenShift
6 31 (12.50%) Office 365
7 26 (10.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 21 (8.47%) Google Cloud Platform
9 19 (7.66%) SaaS
10 17 (6.85%) GitHub
11 10 (4.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (2.42%) Apigee
13 6 (2.42%) Power Platform
13 6 (2.42%) Serverless
14 5 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (2.02%) Amazon S3
14 5 (2.02%) AWS CloudTrail
14 5 (2.02%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 5 (2.02%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.27%) SAN
2 22 (8.87%) Firewall
3 10 (4.03%) DNS
4 9 (3.63%) WAN
5 8 (3.23%) LAN
5 8 (3.23%) NAS
5 8 (3.23%) TCP/IP
6 7 (2.82%) HTTP
6 7 (2.82%) Internet
7 6 (2.42%) VPN
8 5 (2.02%) VLAN
9 4 (1.61%) BGP
9 4 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.61%) DHCP
9 4 (1.61%) VXLAN
10 3 (1.21%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.21%) Skype
11 2 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.81%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.81%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.85%) MySQL
3 12 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (4.84%) SQL Server 2014
3 12 (4.84%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.42%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.42%) Power BI
6 5 (2.02%) Data Lake
6 5 (2.02%) MariaDB
6 5 (2.02%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.61%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.21%) Big Data
8 3 (1.21%) Data Mart
8 3 (1.21%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (14.11%) Jenkins
2 18 (7.26%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.42%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (2.42%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (2.02%) Maven
5 4 (1.61%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.61%) Burp Suite
5 4 (1.61%) MSI
5 4 (1.61%) sqlmap
6 3 (1.21%) GitLab
6 3 (1.21%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (0.81%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.81%) CircleCI
7 2 (0.81%) JIRA
7 2 (0.81%) JMeter
8 1 (0.40%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.40%) JUnit
8 1 (0.40%) Selenium
8 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.40%) WebLOAD
General
1 38 (15.32%) Finance
2 15 (6.05%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.84%) Banking
4 9 (3.63%) Law
5 3 (1.21%) Billing
5 3 (1.21%) Legal
5 3 (1.21%) Marketing
6 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.81%) Retail
7 1 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 71 (28.63%) Architect
2 35 (14.11%) Cloud Architect
3 31 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
4 24 (9.68%) Consultant
4 24 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
4 24 (9.68%) Platform Engineer
5 15 (6.05%) Linux Engineer
6 14 (5.65%) Designer
7 12 (4.84%) Azure Architect
7 12 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (4.44%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 10 (4.03%) Applications Architect
9 10 (4.03%) Security Architect
10 9 (3.63%) Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.63%) Junior
10 9 (3.63%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.63%) Technical Architect
11 8 (3.23%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (2.82%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.27%) .NET
2 13 (5.24%) Spring
3 12 (4.84%) Web Services
4 10 (4.03%) Node.js
4 10 (4.03%) REST
5 8 (3.23%) XML
6 7 (2.82%) .NET Core
6 7 (2.82%) jQuery
6 7 (2.82%) OAuth
7 6 (2.42%) AngularJS
7 6 (2.42%) React
7 6 (2.42%) SAML
8 5 (2.02%) OpenID
9 4 (1.61%) JSON
9 4 (1.61%) SOAP
10 3 (1.21%) Kafka
10 3 (1.21%) LDAP
10 3 (1.21%) Middleware
10 3 (1.21%) RESTful
10 3 (1.21%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 51 (20.56%) Public Cloud
2 48 (19.35%) Data Centre
3 27 (10.89%) Hybrid Cloud
4 23 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.84%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.23%) Fat Client
6 8 (3.23%) Thin Client
7 7 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.42%) Cloud Native
8 6 (2.42%) Mobile App
9 5 (2.02%) PKI
10 4 (1.61%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (1.61%) User Experience
11 2 (0.81%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.81%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.81%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Licensing
11 2 (0.81%) NHS
11 2 (0.81%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 75 (30.24%) Linux
2 63 (25.40%) Windows
3 26 (10.48%) Windows Server
4 19 (7.66%) Unix
5 9 (3.63%) Android
5 9 (3.63%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.21%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.40%) CentOS
9 1 (0.40%) Solaris
9 1 (0.40%) VMS
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (43.15%) DevOps
2 73 (29.44%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (25.40%) Migration
4 41 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (14.52%) High Availability
6 30 (12.10%) Continuous Deployment
6 30 (12.10%) ITIL
7 28 (11.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 21 (8.47%) Information Security
9 20 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
10 19 (7.66%) Microservices
10 19 (7.66%) Security Architecture
11 18 (7.26%) Deployment Automation
12 17 (6.85%) Service Management
13 16 (6.45%) Service Design
14 15 (6.05%) Task Automation
15 14 (5.65%) Infrastructure Transformation
16 13 (5.24%) Configuration Management
16 13 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 13 (5.24%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 49 (19.76%) SQL
2 30 (12.10%) Java
3 27 (10.89%) Python
4 25 (10.08%) PowerShell
5 14 (5.65%) JavaScript
6 12 (4.84%) Bash Shell
6 12 (4.84%) PHP
7 10 (4.03%) C#
7 10 (4.03%) Perl
8 6 (2.42%) Apple Swift
8 6 (2.42%) Objective-C
8 6 (2.42%) Ruby
9 4 (1.61%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.21%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.81%) Scala
11 2 (0.81%) VBScript
12 1 (0.40%) ABAP
12 1 (0.40%) SAPscript
12 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (8.87%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.05%) Degree
4 10 (4.03%) ISEB
4 10 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.63%) DV Cleared
6 8 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.23%) ISTQB
6 8 (3.23%) MCSE
7 6 (2.42%) CISM
7 6 (2.42%) CISSP
8 5 (2.02%) AWS Certification
8 5 (2.02%) CCNP
9 4 (1.61%) CISA
9 4 (1.61%) GIAC
10 3 (1.21%) CCNA
10 3 (1.21%) CEH
10 3 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.21%) SANS
10 3 (1.21%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.45%) SLA
2 9 (3.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.23%) GDPR
4 6 (2.42%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.42%) QA
5 4 (1.61%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (1.21%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.21%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (1.21%) NIST
7 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.40%) COBIT
8 1 (0.40%) HL7
8 1 (0.40%) MiFID
8 1 (0.40%) PSD2
System Software
1 46 (18.55%) Docker
2 39 (15.73%) Active Directory
3 24 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (7.26%) Hyper-V
5 17 (6.85%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (5.24%) VMware NSX
7 12 (4.84%) Shibboleth
8 7 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.61%) KVM
10 4 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (1.21%) NFS
11 3 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.81%) BIND 9
12 2 (0.81%) NDS
12 2 (0.81%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 2 (0.81%) Postfix
12 2 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.81%) vSphere
13 1 (0.40%) LXC
Systems Management
1 78 (31.45%) Ansible
2 42 (16.94%) Kubernetes
3 23 (9.27%) Puppet
4 22 (8.87%) Terraform
5 18 (7.26%) SCCM
6 15 (6.05%) Single Sign-On
7 14 (5.65%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (5.65%) WSUS
8 8 (3.23%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 5 (2.02%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (2.02%) PowerCLI
9 5 (2.02%) Red Hat Satellite
9 5 (2.02%) SCOM
10 4 (1.61%) SCVMM
11 3 (1.21%) AirWatch
11 3 (1.21%) Data Guard
11 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (1.21%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (1.21%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 62 (25.00%) VMware
2 56 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 41 (16.53%) Red Hat
4 18 (7.26%) Oracle
5 15 (6.05%) Cisco
6 14 (5.65%) Google
7 9 (3.63%) Sony
8 8 (3.23%) Juniper
9 6 (2.42%) Citrix
9 6 (2.42%) Dell
9 6 (2.42%) EMC
9 6 (2.42%) Palo Alto
10 5 (2.02%) IBM
10 5 (2.02%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.61%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.61%) F5
11 4 (1.61%) NetApp
11 4 (1.61%) SAP
11 4 (1.61%) Splunk
12 3 (1.21%) Fortinet