Period
to 3 March 2021

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 March 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
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 443 522 565
Rank change year-on-year +79 +43 +77
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 194 209 331
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.20% 0.99% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 117 216
Median daily rate £525 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £396 £331 £366
90th Percentile £660 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £468
% change year-on-year +16.67% -3.74% -6.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £44.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 - -

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 16,211 21,132 31,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.58% 31.57% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,833 13,682 20,670
Median daily rate £475 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £256 £230 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -1.18% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 662 907 982
Median hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £20.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +11.17% -3.62%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £58.68 £53.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.63% +2.50% -

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 March 2021.

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 15 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 March 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
England +96 166 £550 +22.22% 64
UK excluding London +98 90 £525 +16.67% 46
London +70 78 £550 +2.33% 21
South East +101 51 £525 +16.67% 8
Work from Home -196 36 £500 +48.15% 9
North of England +54 13 £550 +37.50% 15
Scotland +27 11 £500 +17.65% 2
South West +60 10 £538 +16.22% 3
North West +45 9 £550 +37.50% 12
Northern Ireland - 3 £430 - 2
Yorkshire +41 2 - - 2
Midlands +39 2 £450 -18.18% 11
West Midlands +33 2 £450 -13.46% 8
North East +18 2 £550 +66.67% 1
Wales - 2 - -

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

1 95 (48.97%) VMware
2 84 (43.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (40.21%) Azure
4 58 (29.90%) AWS
5 57 (29.38%) Kubernetes
6 54 (27.84%) Windows
7 53 (27.32%) Finance
8 51 (26.29%) Public Cloud
9 50 (25.77%) Linux
10 49 (25.26%) Microsoft
10 49 (25.26%) Security Cleared
11 48 (24.74%) DevOps
11 48 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (21.65%) Docker
13 40 (20.62%) Data Centre
14 39 (20.10%) IaaS
14 39 (20.10%) VMware NSX
15 38 (19.59%) Migration
16 37 (19.07%) Terraform
17 36 (18.56%) Ansible
18 31 (15.98%) High Availability
19 30 (15.46%) Active Directory
19 30 (15.46%) Red Hat
20 29 (14.95%) Python
21 28 (14.43%) Hybrid Cloud
22 27 (13.92%) GCP
22 27 (13.92%) SC Cleared
22 27 (13.92%) vSphere
22 27 (13.92%) DNS
23 25 (12.89%) PaaS

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 17 (8.76%) SharePoint
2 13 (6.70%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (5.15%) Confluence
4 7 (3.61%) OpenStack
4 7 (3.61%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.61%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.09%) nginx
6 4 (2.06%) CMS
6 4 (2.06%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.06%) WordPress
7 3 (1.55%) Apache
7 3 (1.55%) JBoss
8 2 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.52%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.52%) IIS
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.67%) MS Visio
3 9 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (2.58%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (1.03%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.55%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (1.55%) Infor M3
2 2 (1.03%) Remedy AR System
2 2 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.03%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.52%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 78 (40.21%) Azure
2 58 (29.90%) AWS
3 39 (20.10%) IaaS
4 27 (13.92%) GCP
5 25 (12.89%) PaaS
6 22 (11.34%) SaaS
7 18 (9.28%) Microsoft 365
8 15 (7.73%) OpenShift
9 14 (7.22%) Amazon ECS
10 5 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (2.58%) GitHub
10 5 (2.58%) Power Platform
11 4 (2.06%) OneDrive
12 3 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (1.03%) Amazon EKS
13 2 (1.03%) PowerApps
13 2 (1.03%) Serverless
13 2 (1.03%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.92%) DNS
2 23 (11.86%) Firewall
3 22 (11.34%) VSAN
4 16 (8.25%) LAN
4 16 (8.25%) WAN
5 14 (7.22%) Calico
6 13 (6.70%) DHCP
7 10 (5.15%) SAN
8 9 (4.64%) Internet
9 8 (4.12%) Multicast
9 8 (4.12%) Skype
10 7 (3.61%) DMZ
10 7 (3.61%) HTTP
10 7 (3.61%) Software-Defined Networking
11 6 (3.09%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (3.09%) Network Security
12 4 (2.06%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (2.06%) VPN
12 4 (2.06%) WLAN
13 3 (1.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (1.55%) Power BI
3 2 (1.03%) Amazon Athena
3 2 (1.03%) Big Data
3 2 (1.03%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.03%) DB2
3 2 (1.03%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.03%) MariaDB
3 2 (1.03%) MySQL
3 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.52%) MarkLogic
4 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 19 (9.79%) Jenkins
2 11 (5.67%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.67%) JIRA
3 10 (5.15%) JUnit
4 9 (4.64%) IntelliJ
4 9 (4.64%) PyCharm
4 9 (4.64%) Visual Studio
4 9 (4.64%) Visual Studio Code
5 8 (4.12%) Gatling
5 8 (4.12%) LoadRunner
6 7 (3.61%) GitLab
6 7 (3.61%) TeamCity
7 6 (3.09%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.55%) Burp Suite
8 3 (1.55%) Maven
8 3 (1.55%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (1.55%) sqlmap
9 2 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.03%) Selenium
General
1 53 (27.32%) Finance
2 17 (8.76%) Telecoms
3 15 (7.73%) Banking
3 15 (7.73%) Law
4 8 (4.12%) Financial Institution
4 8 (4.12%) Public Sector
5 7 (3.61%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.58%) Electronics
6 5 (2.58%) Marketing
7 4 (2.06%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Billing
8 1 (0.52%) Police
8 1 (0.52%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (34.02%) Architect
2 29 (14.95%) Cloud Architect
3 26 (13.40%) DevOps Engineer
4 24 (12.37%) Consultant
5 19 (9.79%) Developer
6 13 (6.70%) Cloud Engineer
7 12 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (6.19%) VMware Architect
8 10 (5.15%) Cloud Consultant
9 8 (4.12%) Network Architect
9 8 (4.12%) Technical Architect
9 8 (4.12%) Wintel Engineer
10 7 (3.61%) Azure Architect
10 7 (3.61%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 6 (3.09%) Automation Developer
11 6 (3.09%) Hyper-V Architect
11 6 (3.09%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (3.09%) Kubernetes Consultant
11 6 (3.09%) Project Manager
12 5 (2.58%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.73%) REST
2 13 (6.70%) Web Services
3 12 (6.19%) Node.js
4 11 (5.67%) JSON
5 9 (4.64%) .NET
6 8 (4.12%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (3.09%) Kafka
7 6 (3.09%) Software Packaging
8 5 (2.58%) Middleware
8 5 (2.58%) OAuth
8 5 (2.58%) XML
9 4 (2.06%) .NET Framework
9 4 (2.06%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.06%) jQuery
10 3 (1.55%) 802.1X
10 3 (1.55%) Java EE
10 3 (1.55%) React
10 3 (1.55%) Spring
11 2 (1.03%) Loki
11 2 (1.03%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 51 (26.29%) Public Cloud
2 40 (20.62%) Data Centre
3 28 (14.43%) Hybrid Cloud
4 17 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.12%) Enterprise Cloud
6 7 (3.61%) Cloud Native
6 7 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (3.61%) Virtual Team
7 6 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.58%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.06%) PKI
10 3 (1.55%) Clustering
10 3 (1.55%) CMDB
11 2 (1.03%) FMCG
11 2 (1.03%) Industry 4.0
11 2 (1.03%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.03%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.52%) DataPower
12 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 54 (27.84%) Windows
2 50 (25.77%) Linux
3 20 (10.31%) Windows Server
4 16 (8.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (6.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (5.67%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (5.15%) Unix
8 6 (3.09%) Windows 2000
8 6 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.58%) VMS
9 5 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.06%) CentOS
10 4 (2.06%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (1.03%) Android
11 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.03%) Debian
11 2 (1.03%) Solaris
11 2 (1.03%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
1 48 (24.74%) DevOps
2 38 (19.59%) Migration
3 31 (15.98%) High Availability
4 23 (11.86%) Load Balancing
5 20 (10.31%) Network Virtualisation
6 19 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (8.76%) Configuration Management
7 17 (8.76%) Deployment Automation
8 16 (8.25%) Infrastructure Automation
9 15 (7.73%) Test Automation
10 14 (7.22%) Project Delivery
10 14 (7.22%) Service Management
11 12 (6.19%) Microservices
11 12 (6.19%) Storage Management
12 11 (5.67%) OWASP
13 10 (5.15%) Continuous Deployment
13 10 (5.15%) Network Architecture
13 10 (5.15%) Network Design
14 9 (4.64%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.95%) Python
2 22 (11.34%) PowerShell
3 21 (10.82%) Bash Shell
4 16 (8.25%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.67%) SQL
6 9 (4.64%) Go
6 9 (4.64%) Java
6 9 (4.64%) Ruby
7 8 (4.12%) C#
8 4 (2.06%) Groovy
8 4 (2.06%) Perl
9 3 (1.55%) Apple Swift
9 3 (1.55%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.55%) PHP
10 2 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (25.26%) Security Cleared
2 27 (13.92%) SC Cleared
3 25 (12.89%) DV Cleared
4 8 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (4.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (2.58%) CCNA
5 5 (2.58%) Degree
5 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.06%) CCNP
6 4 (2.06%) RHCE
6 4 (2.06%) RHCSA
6 4 (2.06%) RHCVA
7 3 (1.55%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.55%) PMP
7 3 (1.55%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (1.03%) CCIE
8 2 (1.03%) RHCA
8 2 (1.03%) VCAP
9 1 (0.52%) CGEIT
9 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.58%) GDPR
2 4 (2.06%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.06%) SLA
3 3 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.55%) NIST
3 3 (1.55%) QA
4 1 (0.52%) BS25999
4 1 (0.52%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.52%) NCSC
4 1 (0.52%) PMO
System Software
1 84 (43.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (21.65%) Docker
3 39 (20.10%) VMware NSX
4 30 (15.46%) Active Directory
5 27 (13.92%) vSphere
6 22 (11.34%) Hyper-V
7 14 (7.22%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (6.70%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (3.61%) NFS
9 7 (3.61%) VMFS
10 4 (2.06%) Xen
11 3 (1.55%) KVM
11 3 (1.55%) vCloud
12 2 (1.03%) HDFS
12 2 (1.03%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.52%) iptables
Systems Management
1 57 (29.38%) Kubernetes
2 37 (19.07%) Terraform
3 36 (18.56%) Ansible
4 24 (12.37%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (9.79%) Puppet
6 18 (9.28%) vCenter Server
7 17 (8.76%) vRealize
7 17 (8.76%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 14 (7.22%) Istio
9 12 (6.19%) Consul
10 10 (5.15%) Kibana
11 8 (4.12%) logstash
11 8 (4.12%) Tivoli
12 7 (3.61%) vMotion
13 5 (2.58%) HAProxy
13 5 (2.58%) Prometheus
13 5 (2.58%) SCCM
14 4 (2.06%) Capistrano
14 4 (2.06%) Single Sign-On
15 3 (1.55%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 95 (48.97%) VMware
2 49 (25.26%) Microsoft
3 30 (15.46%) Red Hat
4 22 (11.34%) Cisco
5 18 (9.28%) Google
6 17 (8.76%) F5
7 15 (7.73%) Palo Alto
8 12 (6.19%) Dell
8 12 (6.19%) IBM
9 11 (5.67%) Oracle
10 10 (5.15%) BMC
10 10 (5.15%) CA
10 10 (5.15%) SAP
11 9 (4.64%) Citrix
11 9 (4.64%) HP
12 6 (3.09%) ServiceNow
13 5 (2.58%) Juniper
14 4 (2.06%) CheckPoint
14 4 (2.06%) EMC
14 4 (2.06%) Intel