Period
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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 18 August 2022 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
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 455 577 439
Rank change year-on-year +122 -138 +203
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 442 199 103
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.60% 0.88% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 130 71
10th Percentile £438 £425 £400
25th Percentile £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £588 £546 £512
Median % change year-on-year +7.55% +6.69% -2.48%
75th Percentile £675 £650 £600
90th Percentile £725 £721 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £540 £500
% change year-on-year -2.78% +8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - -
Median hourly rate £70.00 - -
75th Percentile £78.75 - -
90th Percentile £84.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £85.00 - -

Private Cloud is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 27,548 22,702 10,531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.51% 30.43% 31.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,280 15,623 7,021
10th Percentile £325 £310 £270
25th Percentile £450 £413 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £505 £498
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.51% +4.74%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £605
90th Percentile £775 £713 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 691 391
10th Percentile £14.53 £12.00 £12.02
25th Percentile £17.55 £15.04 £16.88
Median hourly rate £26.00 £23.00 £25.33
Median % change year-on-year +13.04% -9.20% +21.17%
75th Percentile £55.06 £48.75 £46.25
90th Percentile £69.19 £63.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.45 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.13% -9.11% +18.23%

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 18 August 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Private Cloud over the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Private Cloud in the UK

Private Cloud
Top 16 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 18 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +80 333 £588 +5.62% 48
Work from Home +77 228 £575 +9.52% 15
London +56 194 £590 -10.94% 19
UK excluding London +5 120 £525 -2.78% 30
South East -2 29 £500 -11.11% 4
North of England -19 26 £538 -1.83% 11
Scotland +19 20 £488 -2.50% 1
Midlands -18 19 £544 -5.43% 5
South West -21 17 £531 -1.62% 4
North West -16 15 £589 +7.53% 7
West Midlands -21 15 £588 +20.39% 2
Yorkshire -6 8 £449 -14.43% 3
East Midlands 0 4 £500 -13.04% 3
Wales +1 3 £494 -
North East -10 3 £500 -20.00% 1
East of England - 2 £600 - 5

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, 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.

1 201 (45.48%) Azure
2 174 (39.37%) AWS
3 168 (38.01%) DevOps
4 161 (36.43%) VMware
5 133 (30.09%) Linux
6 132 (29.86%) Kubernetes
7 122 (27.60%) Migration
8 114 (25.79%) Firewall
9 113 (25.57%) Terraform
10 107 (24.21%) Finance
11 105 (23.76%) Public Cloud
11 105 (23.76%) Data Centre
12 104 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
13 102 (23.08%) Ansible
14 97 (21.95%) Agile
15 91 (20.59%) SaaS
16 90 (20.36%) PaaS
17 85 (19.23%) GCP
18 79 (17.87%) Docker
19 76 (17.19%) Windows
20 73 (16.52%) IaaS
21 72 (16.29%) IBM
22 71 (16.06%) Social Skills
22 71 (16.06%) CI/CD
23 70 (15.84%) Microsoft
24 69 (15.61%) Security Cleared
25 67 (15.16%) Unix
26 64 (14.48%) SC Cleared
27 62 (14.03%) Python
28 60 (13.57%) Technical Leadership

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 54 (12.22%) WebSphere
2 29 (6.56%) OpenStack
3 21 (4.75%) Confluence
4 17 (3.85%) WebLogic
5 16 (3.62%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (2.49%) Apache
6 11 (2.49%) nginx
7 8 (1.81%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (1.81%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.13%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.90%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (0.68%) Anypoint
10 3 (0.68%) IIS
10 3 (0.68%) JBoss
10 3 (0.68%) Mule
11 2 (0.45%) CMS
11 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.23%) Drupal
12 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.23%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.58%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.68%) CA PPM
2 3 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.45%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.23%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.23%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 201 (45.48%) Azure
2 174 (39.37%) AWS
3 91 (20.59%) SaaS
4 90 (20.36%) PaaS
5 85 (19.23%) GCP
6 73 (16.52%) IaaS
7 26 (5.88%) OpenShift
8 21 (4.75%) Azure DevOps
9 16 (3.62%) Serverless
10 11 (2.49%) Anthos
10 11 (2.49%) Azure Monitor
10 11 (2.49%) GitHub
11 10 (2.26%) Azure AKS
12 7 (1.58%) Azure Stack
12 7 (1.58%) npm
12 7 (1.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (1.36%) Apigee
13 6 (1.36%) Datadog
14 5 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 114 (25.79%) Firewall
2 51 (11.54%) VPN
3 31 (7.01%) DNS
4 28 (6.33%) LAN
4 28 (6.33%) WAN
5 25 (5.66%) SSL
6 21 (4.75%) DHCP
7 20 (4.52%) SAN
8 18 (4.07%) IPsec
9 16 (3.62%) IKE
9 16 (3.62%) Wireless
10 15 (3.39%) VLAN
11 14 (3.17%) Internet
12 12 (2.71%) TCP/IP
13 9 (2.04%) NGFW
14 8 (1.81%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (1.58%) MPLS
15 7 (1.58%) Network Security
16 6 (1.36%) DMZ
17 5 (1.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (3.85%) DB2
3 10 (2.26%) MongoDB
4 9 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (2.04%) MySQL
4 9 (2.04%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.58%) MariaDB
7 6 (1.36%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.36%) SQL Server
8 5 (1.13%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.13%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.90%) Couchbase
9 4 (0.90%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.68%) Redis
11 2 (0.45%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.45%) SAP HANA
12 1 (0.23%) Big Data
12 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (8.14%) Jenkins
2 34 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 26 (5.88%) JIRA
4 16 (3.62%) GitLab
4 16 (3.62%) Sonatype Nexus
5 14 (3.17%) Maven
6 11 (2.49%) SonarQube
7 10 (2.26%) Bitbucket
8 9 (2.04%) Artifactory
9 8 (1.81%) Subversion
10 5 (1.13%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.13%) JUnit
11 4 (0.90%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.90%) JBehave
11 4 (0.90%) jMock
11 4 (0.90%) PyCharm
11 4 (0.90%) Visual Studio Code
12 3 (0.68%) Gradle
12 3 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.45%) Selenium
General
1 107 (24.21%) Finance
2 71 (16.06%) Social Skills
3 47 (10.63%) Banking
4 27 (6.11%) Telecoms
5 25 (5.66%) Public Sector
6 21 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (3.39%) Influencing Skills
8 11 (2.49%) Aerospace
8 11 (2.49%) Documentation Skills
8 11 (2.49%) Games
9 8 (1.81%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (0.90%) Advertising
10 4 (0.90%) Billing
10 4 (0.90%) French Language
10 4 (0.90%) German Language
11 3 (0.68%) Back Office
11 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.68%) Military
11 3 (0.68%) Presentation Skills
12 2 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 149 (33.71%) Architect
2 76 (17.19%) DevOps Engineer
3 50 (11.31%) Infrastructure Architect
4 33 (7.47%) Cloud Engineer
4 33 (7.47%) Project Manager
5 32 (7.24%) Security Architect
6 31 (7.01%) Developer
7 30 (6.79%) Cloud Architect
8 27 (6.11%) Consultant
9 23 (5.20%) Solutions Architect
10 22 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 21 (4.75%) Security Engineer
12 18 (4.07%) Azure Architect
13 16 (3.62%) VMware Engineer
14 13 (2.94%) Unix Engineer
15 12 (2.71%) Cloud Developer
15 12 (2.71%) Design Engineer
16 11 (2.49%) AWS Engineer
16 11 (2.49%) Telecoms Engineer
16 11 (2.49%) Unix Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.50%) Middleware
2 37 (8.37%) WebSphere MQ
3 25 (5.66%) REST
4 24 (5.43%) Node.js
5 20 (4.52%) LDAP
6 19 (4.30%) OAuth
6 19 (4.30%) OAuth2
7 16 (3.62%) IBM Integration Bus
8 15 (3.39%) SAML
9 13 (2.94%) Kafka
9 13 (2.94%) YAML
10 11 (2.49%) Elastic Stack
10 11 (2.49%) libvirt
11 10 (2.26%) Spring Boot
12 9 (2.04%) Spring
13 8 (1.81%) .NET
13 8 (1.81%) Flash
13 8 (1.81%) SOAP
14 7 (1.58%) Java EE
15 6 (1.36%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 105 (23.76%) Data Centre
1 105 (23.76%) Public Cloud
2 46 (10.41%) Hybrid Cloud
3 42 (9.50%) Data Protection Act
4 37 (8.37%) PKI
5 27 (6.11%) Cloud Native
6 20 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (3.85%) DataPower
7 17 (3.85%) Legacy Applications
8 13 (2.94%) Management Information System
9 11 (2.49%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 7 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (1.36%) CMDB
12 6 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.13%) Legacy Systems
14 4 (0.90%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.90%) Replication
14 4 (0.90%) Robotics
14 4 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 133 (30.09%) Linux
2 76 (17.19%) Windows
3 67 (15.16%) Unix
4 30 (6.79%) Windows Server
5 29 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (3.17%) VMS
7 7 (1.58%) Android
7 7 (1.58%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.58%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.13%) CentOS
9 3 (0.68%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.68%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.23%) AIX
11 1 (0.23%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (0.23%) Debian
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.23%) Solaris
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (38.01%) DevOps
2 122 (27.60%) Migration
3 97 (21.95%) Agile
4 71 (16.06%) CI/CD
5 60 (13.57%) Technical Leadership
6 51 (11.54%) High Availability
7 45 (10.18%) Data Protection
8 44 (9.95%) Microservices
9 43 (9.73%) Project Management
10 42 (9.50%) Configuration Management
10 42 (9.50%) Scrum
11 41 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 38 (8.60%) Containerisation
13 37 (8.37%) Open Source
14 33 (7.47%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (7.47%) Mentoring
15 32 (7.24%) Coaching
15 32 (7.24%) Load Balancing
16 31 (7.01%) Cybersecurity
16 31 (7.01%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 62 (14.03%) Python
2 58 (13.12%) Java
3 40 (9.05%) SQL
4 30 (6.79%) PowerShell
5 28 (6.33%) Bash
6 18 (4.07%) JavaScript
7 15 (3.39%) Go
8 10 (2.26%) Perl
9 7 (1.58%) Ruby
9 7 (1.58%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.36%) C#
11 4 (0.90%) C
11 4 (0.90%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.68%) DataWeave
12 3 (0.68%) PHP
13 2 (0.45%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.45%) Lisp
14 1 (0.23%) ABAP
14 1 (0.23%) C++
14 1 (0.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 69 (15.61%) Security Cleared
2 64 (14.48%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.39%) AWS Certification
4 13 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.49%) DV Cleared
6 10 (2.26%) Azure Certification
6 10 (2.26%) CCIE
6 10 (2.26%) Degree
7 9 (2.04%) TOGAF Certification
8 7 (1.58%) CISSP
9 6 (1.36%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.13%) PMP
10 5 (1.13%) RHCA
11 4 (0.90%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 4 (0.90%) CCIE Security
11 4 (0.90%) CCNP
11 4 (0.90%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.68%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
12 3 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.71%) RMADS
2 9 (2.04%) QA
3 8 (1.81%) PMO
4 6 (1.36%) SLA
5 5 (1.13%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.90%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.90%) OASIS TOSCA
7 3 (0.68%) GDPR
8 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.45%) DICOM
8 2 (0.45%) HL7
8 2 (0.45%) NIST
9 1 (0.23%) IFRS
9 1 (0.23%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.23%) P3O
System Software
1 104 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (17.87%) Docker
3 41 (9.28%) vSphere
4 32 (7.24%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (5.88%) vCloud
6 23 (5.20%) VMware NSX
7 17 (3.85%) Active Directory
7 17 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
8 11 (2.49%) KVM
8 11 (2.49%) oVirt
9 10 (2.26%) Ceph
9 10 (2.26%) Hyper-V
10 7 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.23%) etcd
12 1 (0.23%) Firmware
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 132 (29.86%) Kubernetes
2 113 (25.57%) Terraform
3 102 (23.08%) Ansible
4 20 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (3.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 12 (2.71%) Single Sign-On
7 11 (2.49%) vCenter Server
8 10 (2.26%) Consul
8 10 (2.26%) Kibana
8 10 (2.26%) Prometheus
9 9 (2.04%) Puppet
9 9 (2.04%) Salt
9 9 (2.04%) vRealize
10 7 (1.58%) HAProxy
10 7 (1.58%) ZABBIX
11 6 (1.36%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (1.36%) Istio
12 5 (1.13%) Grafana
12 5 (1.13%) SCCM
13 4 (0.90%) Nagios
Vendors
1 161 (36.43%) VMware
2 72 (16.29%) IBM
3 70 (15.84%) Microsoft
4 55 (12.44%) Oracle
5 54 (12.22%) Citrix
6 48 (10.86%) Google
7 36 (8.14%) Red Hat
8 31 (7.01%) F5
9 26 (5.88%) Cisco
10 17 (3.85%) CA
10 17 (3.85%) HP
11 14 (3.17%) SAP
12 10 (2.26%) ServiceNow
13 9 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (1.81%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.81%) Juniper
14 8 (1.81%) Palo Alto
15 6 (1.36%) Dynatrace
15 6 (1.36%) Zscaler
16 5 (1.13%) New Relic