Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 495 502 537
Rank change year-on-year +7 +35 +55
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 181 149 340
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.29% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.10% 1.02% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 81 202
10th Percentile £407 £331 £400
25th Percentile £438 £400 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £483 £488
Median % change year-on-year +8.81% -1.03% -7.14%
75th Percentile £604 £588 £575
90th Percentile £660 £638 £636
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £420 £475
% change year-on-year +23.81% -11.58% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £48.25 - £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 16,430 14,659 26,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.37% 28.47% 28.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,033 9,515 17,474
10th Percentile £285 £231 £288
25th Percentile £394 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £498 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.84% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £690 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 636 874
10th Percentile £12.23 £12.61 £11.80
25th Percentile £16.00 £16.20 £14.01
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.93 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +18.59% +6.95% -4.65%
75th Percentile £47.90 £46.06 £44.09
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £50.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.11 £18.73
% change year-on-year +19.34% +7.40% -6.86%

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 11 May 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 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 11 May 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 +23 148 £540 +8.00% 80
UK excluding London +51 84 £520 +23.81% 66
London +9 68 £550 +1.15% 17
South East +55 39 £475 +21.02% 12
Work from Home -234 36 £500 +48.15% 12
South West +33 12 £540 +12.79% 11
North of England +20 11 £550 +29.41% 22
North West +21 10 £550 +37.50% 15
Scotland -7 10 £500 +21.95% 3
Northern Ireland - 6 £450 -
Midlands +9 4 £450 +2.86% 13
West Midlands -10 4 £450 +2.86% 5
Wales - 2 - -
North East +22 1 £550 +68.58% 3

For the 6 months to 11 May 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 86 (47.51%) VMware
2 80 (44.20%) Azure
3 68 (37.57%) AWS
4 66 (36.46%) Public Cloud
5 64 (35.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 59 (32.60%) Linux
7 55 (30.39%) Windows
7 55 (30.39%) Kubernetes
8 50 (27.62%) DevOps
9 45 (24.86%) Docker
10 44 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (23.76%) Data Centre
12 41 (22.65%) Finance
13 40 (22.10%) Security Cleared
14 39 (21.55%) Microsoft
15 36 (19.89%) Migration
16 35 (19.34%) Red Hat
17 33 (18.23%) IaaS
18 32 (17.68%) PaaS
18 32 (17.68%) Ansible
19 31 (17.13%) GCP
19 31 (17.13%) Terraform
19 31 (17.13%) SC Cleared
20 30 (16.57%) High Availability
21 27 (14.92%) PowerShell
22 25 (13.81%) SaaS
22 25 (13.81%) Social Skills
23 24 (13.26%) Google
24 23 (12.71%) Python
24 23 (12.71%) Jenkins

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 13 (7.18%) OpenStack
2 12 (6.63%) Confluence
2 12 (6.63%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (6.08%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.97%) WebSphere
5 7 (3.87%) nginx
5 7 (3.87%) WebLogic
6 6 (3.31%) Apache
6 6 (3.31%) JBoss
7 4 (2.21%) CMS
7 4 (2.21%) WordPress
8 1 (0.55%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.55%) IIS
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.55%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (6.08%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (3.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (3.31%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.55%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 80 (44.20%) Azure
2 68 (37.57%) AWS
3 33 (18.23%) IaaS
4 32 (17.68%) PaaS
5 31 (17.13%) GCP
6 25 (13.81%) SaaS
7 19 (10.50%) OpenShift
8 8 (4.42%) Amazon ECS
9 6 (3.31%) Microsoft 365
10 5 (2.76%) GitHub
10 5 (2.76%) Serverless
11 4 (2.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (2.21%) Amazon EKS
11 4 (2.21%) Amazon S3
11 4 (2.21%) Power Platform
11 4 (2.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (1.66%) Azure Storage
13 2 (1.10%) AWS KMS
13 2 (1.10%) Azure App Service
13 2 (1.10%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.84%) LAN
1 16 (8.84%) SAN
1 16 (8.84%) WAN
2 15 (8.29%) VSAN
3 12 (6.63%) DNS
4 11 (6.08%) Firewall
5 10 (5.52%) Internet
6 8 (4.42%) Calico
7 6 (3.31%) DHCP
7 6 (3.31%) Multicast
8 5 (2.76%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (2.76%) HTTP
9 4 (2.21%) Software-Defined Networking
9 4 (2.21%) VPN
10 3 (1.66%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.66%) Wireless
11 2 (1.10%) Extranet
11 2 (1.10%) Intranet
11 2 (1.10%) Network Security
11 2 (1.10%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.31%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.21%) Amazon Athena
3 4 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.21%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.10%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.10%) DB2
4 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.10%) Power BI
4 2 (1.10%) Redis
5 1 (0.55%) Big Data
5 1 (0.55%) MarkLogic
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 23 (12.71%) Jenkins
2 14 (7.73%) JUnit
3 13 (7.18%) JIRA
4 12 (6.63%) Git (software)
5 10 (5.52%) IntelliJ
5 10 (5.52%) PyCharm
5 10 (5.52%) Visual Studio
5 10 (5.52%) Visual Studio Code
6 8 (4.42%) Gatling
6 8 (4.42%) LoadRunner
7 7 (3.87%) GitLab
7 7 (3.87%) TeamCity
8 5 (2.76%) Bitbucket
9 4 (2.21%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.21%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.21%) REST Assured
9 4 (2.21%) SonarQube
9 4 (2.21%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (1.66%) Maven
11 2 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
General
1 41 (22.65%) Finance
2 25 (13.81%) Social Skills
3 16 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.63%) Banking
4 12 (6.63%) Telecoms
5 11 (6.08%) Law
6 5 (2.76%) Public Sector
7 4 (2.21%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.66%) Documentation Skills
8 3 (1.66%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (1.10%) Electronics
9 2 (1.10%) Marketing
9 2 (1.10%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.55%) Local Government
10 1 (0.55%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (34.25%) Architect
2 27 (14.92%) Cloud Architect
3 25 (13.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 20 (11.05%) Developer
5 19 (10.50%) Consultant
6 16 (8.84%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (3.87%) Azure Architect
7 7 (3.87%) Project Manager
7 7 (3.87%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (3.87%) VMware Engineer
8 6 (3.31%) Automation Developer
8 6 (3.31%) AWS Architect
8 6 (3.31%) Cloud Consultant
8 6 (3.31%) Cloud Developer
8 6 (3.31%) Security Architect
8 6 (3.31%) VMware Architect
9 5 (2.76%) Java Developer
9 5 (2.76%) Network Specialist
9 5 (2.76%) Technical Architect
9 5 (2.76%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.29%) Node.js
2 13 (7.18%) Middleware
3 12 (6.63%) REST
4 10 (5.52%) Web Services
5 9 (4.97%) JSON
6 8 (4.42%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (3.87%) Kafka
8 5 (2.76%) Java EE
8 5 (2.76%) YAML
9 4 (2.21%) .NET
9 4 (2.21%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.21%) EJB
9 4 (2.21%) JAX-RS
9 4 (2.21%) JPA
9 4 (2.21%) JTA
9 4 (2.21%) MicroProfile
9 4 (2.21%) Software Packaging
9 4 (2.21%) Spring
10 3 (1.66%) OAuth
10 3 (1.66%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 66 (36.46%) Public Cloud
2 43 (23.76%) Data Centre
3 23 (12.71%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (5.52%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (4.97%) Cloud Native
6 8 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (3.87%) Clustering
8 6 (3.31%) Virtual Team
9 5 (2.76%) Enterprise Cloud
9 5 (2.76%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (2.21%) Mainframe
10 4 (2.21%) PKI
11 3 (1.66%) User Experience
12 2 (1.10%) AS400
12 2 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (1.10%) FMCG
12 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
12 2 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (1.10%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 59 (32.60%) Linux
2 55 (30.39%) Windows
3 22 (12.15%) Windows Server
4 16 (8.84%) Unix
5 14 (7.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (4.97%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (4.42%) VMS
8 5 (2.76%) Windows 2000
8 5 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (1.10%) Debian
11 2 (1.10%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.55%) MVS
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (27.62%) DevOps
2 44 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (19.89%) Migration
4 30 (16.57%) High Availability
5 19 (10.50%) Load Balancing
6 18 (9.94%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (9.94%) Deployment Automation
7 17 (9.39%) Infrastructure Automation
8 16 (8.84%) Configuration Management
9 15 (8.29%) Project Management
10 14 (7.73%) Test Automation
11 13 (7.18%) Microservices
11 13 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (6.63%) Capacity Management
12 12 (6.63%) Storage Management
13 11 (6.08%) Continuous Deployment
13 11 (6.08%) Customer Requirements
13 11 (6.08%) Network Architecture
14 10 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.92%) PowerShell
2 23 (12.71%) Python
3 19 (10.50%) Bash Shell
3 19 (10.50%) SQL
4 13 (7.18%) Java
5 10 (5.52%) Go
5 10 (5.52%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.52%) Ruby
6 4 (2.21%) Groovy
7 2 (1.10%) Scala
8 1 (0.55%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.55%) C
8 1 (0.55%) C#
8 1 (0.55%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.55%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (22.10%) Security Cleared
2 31 (17.13%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.18%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.31%) Degree
5 4 (2.21%) CCNA
5 4 (2.21%) RHCE
5 4 (2.21%) RHCSA
5 4 (2.21%) RHCVA
6 3 (1.66%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.66%) PMP
6 3 (1.66%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (1.66%) VCAP
7 2 (1.10%) CCNP
7 2 (1.10%) CCSP
7 2 (1.10%) CISSP
7 2 (1.10%) RHCA
7 2 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.55%) MCP
8 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.21%) NIST
1 4 (2.21%) PCI DSS
1 4 (2.21%) SLA
2 3 (1.66%) GDPR
2 3 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.66%) QA
3 2 (1.10%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.55%) BS25999
4 1 (0.55%) COBIT
4 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.55%) PMO
System Software
1 64 (35.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (24.86%) Docker
3 22 (12.15%) Hyper-V
4 21 (11.60%) vSphere
5 20 (11.05%) VMware NSX
6 18 (9.94%) Active Directory
7 12 (6.63%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.66%) vCloud
9 3 (1.66%) Xen
10 2 (1.10%) HDFS
10 2 (1.10%) KVM
10 2 (1.10%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.55%) Ceph
11 1 (0.55%) iptables
11 1 (0.55%) NFS
11 1 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 55 (30.39%) Kubernetes
2 32 (17.68%) Ansible
3 31 (17.13%) Terraform
4 20 (11.05%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (9.39%) Puppet
6 13 (7.18%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 12 (6.63%) Consul
8 10 (5.52%) vCenter Server
9 9 (4.97%) Kibana
9 9 (4.97%) Tivoli
10 8 (4.42%) Istio
10 8 (4.42%) logstash
10 8 (4.42%) vRealize
11 7 (3.87%) Prometheus
12 6 (3.31%) Grafana
12 6 (3.31%) HAProxy
13 5 (2.76%) SCCM
14 4 (2.21%) Capistrano
15 3 (1.66%) CFEngine
15 3 (1.66%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 86 (47.51%) VMware
2 39 (21.55%) Microsoft
3 35 (19.34%) Red Hat
4 24 (13.26%) Google
5 17 (9.39%) Oracle
6 15 (8.29%) IBM
7 11 (6.08%) CA
7 11 (6.08%) Cisco
7 11 (6.08%) SAP
8 10 (5.52%) F5
8 10 (5.52%) HP
9 9 (4.97%) BMC
10 8 (4.42%) Dell
11 6 (3.31%) Citrix
11 6 (3.31%) ServiceNow
12 5 (2.76%) Juniper
13 4 (2.21%) NetApp
13 4 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (1.66%) EMC
14 3 (1.66%) Intel