Period
to 3 August 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Private Cloud in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Private Cloud over the 6 months to 3 August 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
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 448 625 543
Rank change year-on-year +177 -82 -6
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 107 238 391
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.26% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 0.82% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 137 253
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £400 £400 £376
90th Percentile £648 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £18.75

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 11,997 29,152 33,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.30% 31.71% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,471 18,608 21,668
Median daily rate £481 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £275
90th Percentile £713 £670 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 550 1,060 1,053
Median hourly rate £31.25 £20.50 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.44% -3.87% +6.63%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.36 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.45
Median hourly rate £23.04 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +21.25% -5.00% +5.26%

Private Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Private Cloud as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Private Cloud in the UK

Private Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Private Cloud.

Daily rate trend for Private Cloud in the UK

Private Cloud
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Private Cloud over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Private Cloud in the UK

Private Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Private Cloud.

Hourly rate trend for Private Cloud in the UK

Private Cloud
Top 12 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 3 August 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
England +167 97 £507 -3.43% 19
UK excluding London +148 51 £500 - 14
London +164 45 £550 -4.35% 6
South East +132 18 £550 +10.00% 4
Work from Home +2 18 £510 +7.26%
North of England +102 14 £500 +1.27% 6
South West +80 14 £475 +8.57% 2
Yorkshire +78 11 £500 -2.44% 1
Midlands +84 5 £438 -19.72%
West Midlands +66 5 £438 -19.72%
North West +76 3 £400 -8.57% 5
East of England +65 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 with a requirement for Private Cloud.

1 42 (39.25%) Windows
1 42 (39.25%) DevOps
2 34 (31.78%) Security Cleared
2 34 (31.78%) Azure
2 34 (31.78%) AWS
3 33 (30.84%) SC Cleared
4 30 (28.04%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (28.04%) Microsoft
4 30 (28.04%) VMware
4 30 (28.04%) Data Centre
5 26 (24.30%) Linux
6 25 (23.36%) Python
7 24 (22.43%) Oracle
7 24 (22.43%) SQL Server
8 23 (21.50%) Git (software)
8 23 (21.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 21 (19.63%) Java
10 20 (18.69%) Migration
10 20 (18.69%) PowerShell
10 20 (18.69%) Ansible
11 19 (17.76%) High Availability
12 18 (16.82%) Windows Server
12 18 (16.82%) Open Source
12 18 (16.82%) C#
13 17 (15.89%) Infrastructure as Code
13 17 (15.89%) Public Cloud
14 16 (14.95%) Analytics
14 16 (14.95%) Jenkins
14 16 (14.95%) SQL
14 16 (14.95%) Active Directory

Private Cloud
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (7.48%) Confluence
2 5 (4.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.80%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.80%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.87%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.87%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.93%) Apache
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.93%) JBoss
5 1 (0.93%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.93%) Mule
5 1 (0.93%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.93%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 34 (31.78%) AWS
1 34 (31.78%) Azure
2 12 (11.21%) SaaS
3 10 (9.35%) IaaS
4 9 (8.41%) PaaS
5 7 (6.54%) Azure Stack
6 6 (5.61%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (5.61%) GCP
6 6 (5.61%) Serverless
7 5 (4.67%) Office 365
8 4 (3.74%) Apigee
8 4 (3.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (3.74%) OpenShift
9 3 (2.80%) Amazon EKS
9 3 (2.80%) Amazon S3
9 3 (2.80%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (2.80%) AWS Step Functions
10 2 (1.87%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.87%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.08%) DNS
2 10 (9.35%) Firewall
3 6 (5.61%) Network Security
3 6 (5.61%) WAN
4 5 (4.67%) DMZ
4 5 (4.67%) LAN
4 5 (4.67%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (3.74%) Junos
6 3 (2.80%) Intranet
6 3 (2.80%) VPN
6 3 (2.80%) VSAN
7 2 (1.87%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (1.87%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.87%) SAN
7 2 (1.87%) Skype
7 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.93%) DMVPN
8 1 (0.93%) Multicast
8 1 (0.93%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.41%) Oracle Database
3 8 (7.48%) NoSQL
4 7 (6.54%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (5.61%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (4.67%) MongoDB
7 4 (3.74%) Geospatial Data
7 4 (3.74%) GIS
7 4 (3.74%) QGIS
7 4 (3.74%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2017
8 3 (2.80%) Big Data
8 3 (2.80%) MySQL
8 3 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (2.80%) Spatial Data
9 2 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.87%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.87%) KDB
9 2 (1.87%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (21.50%) Git (software)
2 16 (14.95%) Jenkins
3 10 (9.35%) JIRA
3 10 (9.35%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (8.41%) Bitbucket
5 8 (7.48%) GitLab
6 5 (4.67%) Selenium
6 5 (4.67%) Vagrant
7 4 (3.74%) SonarQube
7 4 (3.74%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.80%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.87%) Burp Suite
9 2 (1.87%) IBM UrbanCode
9 2 (1.87%) Maven
9 2 (1.87%) sqlmap
10 1 (0.93%) Mocha
10 1 (0.93%) Robot Framework
10 1 (0.93%) RStudio
10 1 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 14 (13.08%) Finance
2 6 (5.61%) Police
2 6 (5.61%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.67%) Front Office
3 5 (4.67%) Public Sector
4 4 (3.74%) Banking
5 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.93%) Law
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (16.82%) Architect
2 12 (11.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (10.28%) Developer
4 10 (9.35%) Azure Engineer
5 8 (7.48%) .NET Developer
5 8 (7.48%) Automation Engineer
5 8 (7.48%) Consultant
6 7 (6.54%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) Senior DevOps
6 7 (6.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) Platform Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.67%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) Systems Integration Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Data Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.02%) .NET
2 10 (9.35%) AngularJS
2 10 (9.35%) Web Services
3 8 (7.48%) .NET Core
3 8 (7.48%) React
4 7 (6.54%) CSS
4 7 (6.54%) HTML
4 7 (6.54%) Middleware
5 6 (5.61%) .NET Framework
6 5 (4.67%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.67%) ASP.NET Core
6 5 (4.67%) jQuery
6 5 (4.67%) PostGIS
7 4 (3.74%) Backbone.js
7 4 (3.74%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (3.74%) OAuth
7 4 (3.74%) REST
7 4 (3.74%) Spring
7 4 (3.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (2.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 30 (28.04%) Data Centre
2 17 (15.89%) Public Cloud
3 15 (14.02%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.67%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.67%) Hedge funds
6 4 (3.74%) Blog
6 4 (3.74%) Derivative
6 4 (3.74%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.74%) Replication
7 3 (2.80%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.80%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.87%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.87%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.87%) Clustering
8 2 (1.87%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.87%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.87%) Industry 4.0
8 2 (1.87%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (39.25%) Windows
2 26 (24.30%) Linux
3 18 (16.82%) Windows Server
4 9 (8.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (7.48%) Solaris
6 6 (5.61%) CentOS
6 6 (5.61%) Unix
6 6 (5.61%) VMS
7 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (3.74%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.87%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.87%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.93%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (39.25%) DevOps
2 30 (28.04%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (18.69%) Migration
4 19 (17.76%) High Availability
5 18 (16.82%) Open Source
6 17 (15.89%) Infrastructure as Code
7 16 (14.95%) Analytics
8 15 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (13.08%) Microservices
10 12 (11.21%) Load Balancing
11 11 (10.28%) Unit Testing
12 10 (9.35%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (9.35%) Software Engineering
12 10 (9.35%) Systems Engineering
13 9 (8.41%) Configuration Management
14 8 (7.48%) Network Design
14 8 (7.48%) Project Management
14 8 (7.48%) Workflow
15 7 (6.54%) Continuous Delivery
15 7 (6.54%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.36%) Python
2 21 (19.63%) Java
3 20 (18.69%) PowerShell
4 18 (16.82%) C#
5 16 (14.95%) SQL
6 10 (9.35%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.67%) PHP
7 5 (4.67%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.74%) C
9 3 (2.80%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.80%) Perl
9 3 (2.80%) Ruby
10 2 (1.87%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.87%) C++
10 2 (1.87%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.87%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (31.78%) Security Cleared
2 33 (30.84%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.41%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.67%) Degree
5 3 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.87%) APMP
7 1 (0.93%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.93%) CCDA
7 1 (0.93%) CCIE
7 1 (0.93%) CCNP
7 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.93%) VCAP
7 1 (0.93%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) Government Security Classifications
2 4 (3.74%) NCSC
3 3 (2.80%) COBIT
3 3 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.80%) NIST
4 2 (1.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.87%) PMO
4 2 (1.87%) QA
System Software
1 23 (21.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (14.95%) Active Directory
3 13 (12.15%) Docker
4 8 (7.48%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (6.54%) VMware NSX
5 7 (6.54%) vSphere
6 5 (4.67%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.67%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.87%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.93%) UAG
8 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (18.69%) Ansible
2 14 (13.08%) Terraform
3 13 (12.15%) Kubernetes
4 7 (6.54%) vRealize
4 7 (6.54%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 6 (5.61%) Puppet
6 5 (4.67%) Data Guard
7 4 (3.74%) SCOM
8 3 (2.80%) Istio
8 3 (2.80%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (2.80%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.87%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.87%) Nagios
9 2 (1.87%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.93%) SCCM
10 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 30 (28.04%) Microsoft
1 30 (28.04%) VMware
2 24 (22.43%) Oracle
3 10 (9.35%) Red Hat
4 7 (6.54%) Cisco
5 5 (4.67%) Veeam
6 4 (3.74%) Citrix
6 4 (3.74%) ESRI
6 4 (3.74%) Google
6 4 (3.74%) HP
7 3 (2.80%) Bloomberg
7 3 (2.80%) IBM
7 3 (2.80%) Juniper
8 2 (1.87%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.87%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.87%) Dynatrace
8 2 (1.87%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.87%) Informatica
8 2 (1.87%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.93%) Palo Alto