Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 625 555 654
Rank change year-on-year -70 +99 +110
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 255 357 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.34% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 1.02% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 246 143
UK median daily rate £493 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% -3.49%
10th Percentile £300 £353 £330
90th Percentile £668 £625 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +0.28% +3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £30.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +36.63% -
10th Percentile £16.75 £38.33 £21.75
90th Percentile £63.85 £42.35 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £30.19
% change year-on-year +9.09% +36.63% -

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 34549 35124 37370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.61% 33.14% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 22925 23050 23744
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 1204 1476
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £20.92 £19.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.04% +8.82% +6.78%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.19% +10.53% +8.57%

Private Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Private Cloud in the UK

Private Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Private Cloud.

Contractor daily rate trend for Private Cloud in the UK

Private Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Private Cloud over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Private Cloud in the UK

Private Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Private Cloud.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Private Cloud in the UK

Private Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Private Cloud over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Private Cloud in the UK

Private Cloud
Top 14 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 17 November 2017. 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 -53 234 £500 - 29
UK excluding London -42 131 £441 +0.28% 19
London -29 118 £520 -5.45% 13
South East -1 42 £525 +5.00% 4
East of England +6 30 £438 +19.86% 2
North of England +3 25 £400 -4.19% 4
North East +27 15 £400 -4.76%
Scotland -41 15 £340 -22.73% 3
Midlands +12 10 £496 +6.72% 3
South West +6 9 £313 -26.47% 3
West Midlands +4 6 £533 +12.11% 3
Yorkshire +25 5 £550 +15.79% 1
North West +10 5 £425 +6.25% 3
East Midlands +5 4 £496 +9.07%

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Private Cloud also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Private Cloud.

1 98 (38.43%) Linux
2 95 (37.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (33.73%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (33.73%) Windows
3 86 (33.73%) DevOps
4 82 (32.16%) Microsoft
5 72 (28.24%) VMware
6 70 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
7 69 (27.06%) Data Centre
8 52 (20.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 49 (19.22%) Migration
10 45 (17.65%) Puppet
11 42 (16.47%) LAN
12 41 (16.08%) WAN
12 41 (16.08%) Public Cloud
13 40 (15.69%) Ansible
14 39 (15.29%) Firewall
15 38 (14.90%) Oracle
15 38 (14.90%) Cisco
16 37 (14.51%) OpenStack
16 37 (14.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 37 (14.51%) Windows Server
17 36 (14.12%) Unix
18 35 (13.73%) Jenkins
19 34 (13.33%) Security Cleared
19 34 (13.33%) Finance
20 33 (12.94%) IaaS
21 32 (12.55%) Configuration Management
21 32 (12.55%) SQL
22 31 (12.16%) Python

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 37 (14.51%) OpenStack
2 26 (10.20%) WebLogic
3 19 (7.45%) WebSphere
4 17 (6.67%) JBoss
5 14 (5.49%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (3.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (3.53%) SharePoint
6 9 (3.53%) Skype for Business
7 8 (3.14%) IIS
8 5 (1.96%) Apache
8 5 (1.96%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.57%) Confluence
9 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (1.18%) CloudStack
10 3 (1.18%) IBM Domino
10 3 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.78%) FileNet
Applications
1 8 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (4.31%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.57%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 95 (37.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (33.73%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (12.94%) IaaS
4 19 (7.45%) PaaS
5 18 (7.06%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (5.49%) Office 365
7 10 (3.92%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (3.92%) SaaS
8 5 (1.96%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.57%) Akamai
9 4 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.57%) Serverless
10 3 (1.18%) HP Helion
11 2 (0.78%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.78%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.78%) Yammer
12 1 (0.39%) GitHub
12 1 (0.39%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 42 (16.47%) LAN
2 41 (16.08%) WAN
3 39 (15.29%) Firewall
4 20 (7.84%) SAN
5 19 (7.45%) DNS
6 18 (7.06%) VoIP
7 16 (6.27%) Network Security
8 15 (5.88%) VPN
9 14 (5.49%) TCP/IP
9 14 (5.49%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (4.71%) Internet
11 10 (3.92%) LDAP
11 10 (3.92%) NAS
11 10 (3.92%) SSL
12 9 (3.53%) SMTP
13 8 (3.14%) Intranet
13 8 (3.14%) Skype
13 8 (3.14%) Unified Communications
13 8 (3.14%) X.21
14 7 (2.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.49%) NoSQL
2 11 (4.31%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.92%) Oracle Exadata
4 9 (3.53%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.53%) Power BI
5 8 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.14%) MySQL
6 7 (2.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.75%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.96%) Big Data
9 4 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.57%) EDRMS
9 4 (1.57%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.18%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.18%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.18%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.78%) DataStax
11 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 35 (13.73%) Jenkins
2 28 (10.98%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.92%) JIRA
4 9 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (2.35%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.96%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.96%) Mercurial
6 5 (1.96%) Subversion
7 4 (1.57%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.18%) Maven
9 2 (0.78%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.78%) GitLab
9 2 (0.78%) Selenium
9 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.39%) Hudson
10 1 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 34 (13.33%) Finance
2 17 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.35%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.96%) Banking
4 5 (1.96%) Law
4 5 (1.96%) Marketing
4 5 (1.96%) Retail
5 4 (1.57%) Electronics
5 4 (1.57%) Legal
6 2 (0.78%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.78%) Billing
6 2 (0.78%) French Language
6 2 (0.78%) Games
7 1 (0.39%) Back Office
7 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (27.45%) Architect
2 43 (16.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 37 (14.51%) Cloud Engineer
4 27 (10.59%) Cloud Architect
5 19 (7.45%) Consultant
5 19 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (7.06%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (6.27%) Infrastructure Architect
8 15 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
9 14 (5.49%) Security Architect
10 12 (4.71%) Automation Engineer
11 10 (3.92%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 10 (3.92%) Technical Architect
12 9 (3.53%) Senior Cloud Engineer
13 8 (3.14%) DevOps Consultant
14 7 (2.75%) AWS Architect
14 7 (2.75%) AWS Engineer
14 7 (2.75%) Linux Engineer
14 7 (2.75%) Network Engineer
15 6 (2.35%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.02%) Web Services
2 14 (5.49%) Middleware
3 13 (5.10%) WebSphere MQ
4 11 (4.31%) Software Packaging
5 10 (3.92%) jQuery
6 9 (3.53%) .NET
7 8 (3.14%) JSON
8 7 (2.75%) REST
9 6 (2.35%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.35%) OAuth
9 6 (2.35%) XML
10 5 (1.96%) RESTful
11 4 (1.57%) .NET Core
11 4 (1.57%) Ajax
11 4 (1.57%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (1.57%) Hibernate
11 4 (1.57%) SOAP
12 3 (1.18%) CSS
12 3 (1.18%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 69 (27.06%) Data Centre
2 41 (16.08%) Public Cloud
3 22 (8.63%) Hybrid Cloud
4 19 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 13 (5.10%) Virtual Team
7 12 (4.71%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 10 (3.92%) Enterprise Cloud
9 8 (3.14%) Computer Science
10 6 (2.35%) DataPower
10 6 (2.35%) Replication
11 5 (1.96%) EMC VNX
11 5 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.96%) Oracle Exalogic
11 5 (1.96%) Oracle Exalytics
11 5 (1.96%) PKI
12 4 (1.57%) Clustering
12 4 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (1.18%) Algorithms
13 3 (1.18%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 98 (38.43%) Linux
2 86 (33.73%) Windows
3 37 (14.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 37 (14.51%) Windows Server
4 36 (14.12%) Unix
5 24 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (8.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (6.67%) AIX
8 11 (4.31%) CentOS
9 9 (3.53%) Windows 10
10 6 (2.35%) Solaris
11 5 (1.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.57%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.57%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.18%) SUSE
13 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.78%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.39%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.39%) Debian
15 1 (0.39%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (33.73%) DevOps
2 70 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (19.22%) Migration
4 32 (12.55%) Configuration Management
5 26 (10.20%) SOA
6 23 (9.02%) OO
7 22 (8.63%) Information Security
7 22 (8.63%) Project Management
8 21 (8.24%) TOGAF
9 18 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (6.27%) ITIL
10 16 (6.27%) Microservices
11 15 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (5.49%) Test Automation
13 13 (5.10%) Enterprise Architecture
14 12 (4.71%) Software Testing
15 11 (4.31%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (4.31%) Network Design
15 11 (4.31%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.55%) SQL
2 31 (12.16%) Python
3 28 (10.98%) Java
4 20 (7.84%) PowerShell
5 19 (7.45%) C#
6 18 (7.06%) Ruby
7 14 (5.49%) Bash Shell
8 13 (5.10%) JavaScript
9 9 (3.53%) Perl
10 2 (0.78%) Go
10 2 (0.78%) Korn
10 2 (0.78%) PHP
10 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.78%) VBA
11 1 (0.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 34 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (5.10%) Degree
5 11 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (4.31%) CISSP
6 10 (3.92%) MCSE
7 8 (3.14%) CISM
8 5 (1.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 5 (1.96%) CCNA
8 5 (1.96%) CCNP
8 5 (1.96%) CCSP
8 5 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.57%) CISA
9 4 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.57%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.18%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.18%) PMP
10 3 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.35%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.96%) QA
3 4 (1.57%) GCP
3 4 (1.57%) GDPR
3 4 (1.57%) PMO
4 3 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.78%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.39%) GMP
6 1 (0.39%) SLA
6 1 (0.39%) WCAG
System Software
1 52 (20.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (12.16%) Docker
3 26 (10.20%) Active Directory
4 21 (8.24%) Hyper-V
5 17 (6.67%) VMware NSX
5 17 (6.67%) vSphere
6 12 (4.71%) vCloud
6 12 (4.71%) XenDesktop
7 10 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.57%) XenServer
11 3 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.18%) Xen
11 3 (1.18%) XenApp
12 2 (0.78%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.78%) NFS
13 1 (0.39%) HDFS
13 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 45 (17.65%) Puppet
2 40 (15.69%) Ansible
3 31 (12.16%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (7.84%) Kubernetes
5 15 (5.88%) Terraform
6 10 (3.92%) vRealize
7 7 (2.75%) SCOM
8 6 (2.35%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (2.35%) PowerCLI
8 6 (2.35%) Rancher
8 6 (2.35%) vCenter Server
9 5 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (1.96%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.96%) SCCM
9 5 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (1.57%) CFEngine
10 4 (1.57%) Consul
10 4 (1.57%) Pingdom
10 4 (1.57%) Salt
10 4 (1.57%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 82 (32.16%) Microsoft
2 72 (28.24%) VMware
3 38 (14.90%) Cisco
3 38 (14.90%) Oracle
4 31 (12.16%) IBM
5 28 (10.98%) HP
6 26 (10.20%) Citrix
7 23 (9.02%) NetApp
8 22 (8.63%) EMC
9 19 (7.45%) Red Hat
10 11 (4.31%) Axway
10 11 (4.31%) CheckPoint
10 11 (4.31%) Dell
10 11 (4.31%) Informatica
10 11 (4.31%) Siebel
11 9 (3.53%) Sun
12 8 (3.14%) Google
12 8 (3.14%) SAP
12 8 (3.14%) Symantec
13 7 (2.75%) Palo Alto