Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 600 556 588
Rank change year-on-year -44 +32 -27
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 207 368 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.77% 1.11% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 239 203
UK median daily rate £523 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.48% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £305
90th Percentile £700 £715 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +180.00% -74.36% +16.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 £48.75
% change year-on-year - -74.36% +16.07%

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 26,741 33,206 32,577
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.31% 32.49% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,960 21,506 21,274
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £670 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,040 1,051 1,007
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £11.63 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.99 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.94% -5.04% -3.87%

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 14 October 2019.

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
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 14 October 2019. 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 -23 196 £513 -2.38% 69
UK excluding London +10 137 £475 +4.40% 58
London -45 69 £600 +8.11% 19
South East +70 68 £468 +18.73% 15
North of England +9 23 £450 -14.29% 13
South West -6 18 £438 +1.16% 7
Midlands +32 14 £545 +14.74% 5
Yorkshire +33 13 £445 -6.32% 7
Scotland +4 9 £525 +23.53% 7
East Midlands +32 7 £525 +16.67% 3
West Midlands +19 7 £545 +10.10% 2
East of England +14 6 £500 +11.11% 10
North West +1 6 £400 -27.27% 4
North East +8 4 £473 -10.00% 2
Channel Islands - 2 £625 -

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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 77 (37.20%) Azure
2 75 (36.23%) DevOps
3 69 (33.33%) AWS
4 56 (27.05%) Microsoft
5 51 (24.64%) Data Centre
6 49 (23.67%) VMware
7 46 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (21.26%) Ansible
9 40 (19.32%) Migration
9 40 (19.32%) Linux
10 39 (18.84%) Windows
11 38 (18.36%) VMware Infrastructure
12 37 (17.87%) Cisco
12 37 (17.87%) Public Cloud
13 36 (17.39%) IaaS
14 33 (15.94%) PaaS
14 33 (15.94%) SQL
14 33 (15.94%) Finance
15 31 (14.98%) Python
16 27 (13.04%) PowerShell
17 24 (11.59%) Security Cleared
17 24 (11.59%) High Availability
17 24 (11.59%) Kubernetes
18 23 (11.11%) OpenStack
18 23 (11.11%) Docker
19 21 (10.14%) Office 365
19 21 (10.14%) SC Cleared
19 21 (10.14%) Cisco Certification
20 20 (9.66%) Active Directory
20 20 (9.66%) Red Hat

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 23 (11.11%) OpenStack
2 10 (4.83%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.93%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.45%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.45%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.97%) Apache
5 2 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.97%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (0.97%) IIS
5 2 (0.97%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.48%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.48%) Confluence
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.48%) GemFire
6 1 (0.48%) Hyperledger
6 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.90%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.97%) FINCAD Analytics
2 2 (0.97%) SAP ECC
3 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.48%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 77 (37.20%) Azure
2 69 (33.33%) AWS
3 36 (17.39%) IaaS
4 33 (15.94%) PaaS
5 21 (10.14%) Office 365
6 20 (9.66%) SaaS
7 19 (9.18%) GCP
8 15 (7.25%) iPaaS
8 15 (7.25%) Serverless
9 13 (6.28%) OpenShift
9 13 (6.28%) Power Platform
10 9 (4.35%) Apigee
10 9 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (1.93%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (1.93%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (1.93%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (1.93%) GitHub
11 4 (1.93%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (1.93%) Mimecast
11 4 (1.93%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.73%) SAN
2 15 (7.25%) WAN
3 14 (6.76%) Firewall
4 11 (5.31%) LAN
5 8 (3.86%) DNS
5 8 (3.86%) Internet
6 7 (3.38%) Software-Defined Networking
7 5 (2.42%) NAS
7 5 (2.42%) Network Security
8 4 (1.93%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.93%) DHCP
8 4 (1.93%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (1.93%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.45%) BGP
9 3 (1.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (1.45%) HTTP
9 3 (1.45%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.45%) MPLS
9 3 (1.45%) Skype
10 2 (0.97%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.76%) Data Lake
2 13 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (6.28%) Power BI
3 11 (5.31%) Cosmos DB
3 11 (5.31%) Data Mart
3 11 (5.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.38%) Big Data
4 7 (3.38%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.90%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.42%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.42%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.42%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (1.93%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.45%) DB2
8 3 (1.45%) MariaDB
8 3 (1.45%) MySQL
8 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (8.21%) Jenkins
2 11 (5.31%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.93%) InstallShield
3 4 (1.93%) JIRA
3 4 (1.93%) MSI
4 3 (1.45%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.45%) IBM UrbanCode
4 3 (1.45%) Maven
4 3 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.97%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.97%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.48%) git-flow
6 1 (0.48%) JUnit
6 1 (0.48%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (15.94%) Finance
2 15 (7.25%) Public Sector
3 9 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.42%) Banking
4 5 (2.42%) Billing
5 2 (0.97%) Front Office
5 2 (0.97%) Legal
5 2 (0.97%) Publishing
5 2 (0.97%) Retail
6 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Law
6 1 (0.48%) Local Government
6 1 (0.48%) Marketing
6 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (29.95%) Architect
2 21 (10.14%) Analyst
2 21 (10.14%) Cloud Architect
3 19 (9.18%) Cloud Engineer
4 17 (8.21%) DevOps Engineer
5 16 (7.73%) Technical Architect
6 14 (6.76%) Azure Architect
6 14 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (6.28%) Platform Engineer
8 12 (5.80%) Integration Architect
8 12 (5.80%) Technical Analyst
9 11 (5.31%) AWS Architect
9 11 (5.31%) Business Analyst
9 11 (5.31%) Lead Architect
10 9 (4.35%) Consultant
10 9 (4.35%) Technical Business Analyst
11 8 (3.86%) Project Manager
12 7 (3.38%) Applications Architect
12 7 (3.38%) Data Architect
12 7 (3.38%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.25%) REST
2 13 (6.28%) SOAP
3 10 (4.83%) Web Services
4 8 (3.86%) Middleware
5 7 (3.38%) .NET
6 5 (2.42%) JSON
7 4 (1.93%) Node.js
7 4 (1.93%) Spring
7 4 (1.93%) XML
8 3 (1.45%) .NET Core
8 3 (1.45%) Kafka
8 3 (1.45%) OAuth
8 3 (1.45%) Pandas
8 3 (1.45%) Spring Boot
9 2 (0.97%) Apache NiFi
9 2 (0.97%) NumPy
9 2 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.97%) SAML
9 2 (0.97%) SciPy
9 2 (0.97%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (24.64%) Data Centre
2 37 (17.87%) Public Cloud
3 20 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.28%) Management Information System
5 12 (5.80%) Smart Meter
6 10 (4.83%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.42%) Cloud Native
7 5 (2.42%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.42%) PKI
7 5 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.42%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.93%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 3 (1.45%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.45%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.45%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.97%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.97%) Derivative
10 2 (0.97%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (19.32%) Linux
2 39 (18.84%) Windows
3 14 (6.76%) Unix
4 10 (4.83%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.42%) Solaris
5 5 (2.42%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.97%) AIX
7 2 (0.97%) CentOS
7 2 (0.97%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.97%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.48%) Debian
8 1 (0.48%) OpenBSD
8 1 (0.48%) VMS
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (36.23%) DevOps
2 46 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (19.32%) Migration
4 24 (11.59%) High Availability
5 19 (9.18%) ITIL
6 18 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (7.73%) Microservices
8 15 (7.25%) Data Modelling
9 14 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (6.76%) Information Security
9 14 (6.76%) Master Data Management
10 13 (6.28%) Logical Data Model
10 13 (6.28%) Test Automation
10 13 (6.28%) Test Scripting
11 12 (5.80%) Analytics
11 12 (5.80%) Data Integration
11 12 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 12 (5.80%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.94%) SQL
2 31 (14.98%) Python
3 27 (13.04%) PowerShell
4 17 (8.21%) Bash Shell
5 16 (7.73%) Java
6 7 (3.38%) Perl
7 5 (2.42%) C#
7 5 (2.42%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.93%) C
8 4 (1.93%) C++
8 4 (1.93%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.93%) VB
9 3 (1.45%) Ruby
9 3 (1.45%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.97%) Scala
10 2 (0.97%) VBScript
11 1 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 21 (10.14%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 20 (9.66%) Degree
4 19 (9.18%) CCNA
5 9 (4.35%) ISEB
6 8 (3.86%) CBAP
6 8 (3.86%) IIBA
7 6 (2.90%) CCNP
7 6 (2.90%) ISTQB
8 5 (2.42%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.93%) CISM
9 4 (1.93%) CISSP
9 4 (1.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.93%) VCAP
9 4 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.45%) CISA
10 3 (1.45%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (1.45%) SANS
10 3 (1.45%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.31%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.90%) SLA
3 5 (2.42%) Government Security Classifications
3 5 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.42%) QA
4 4 (1.93%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.93%) NIST
5 2 (0.97%) GDPR
5 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.48%) COBIT
6 1 (0.48%) PSD2
System Software
1 38 (18.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (11.11%) Docker
3 20 (9.66%) Active Directory
4 10 (4.83%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.86%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (2.90%) VMware NSX
7 5 (2.42%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (2.42%) vSphere
8 4 (1.93%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (1.93%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.45%) NFS
10 2 (0.97%) NDS
10 2 (0.97%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.97%) vCloud
11 1 (0.48%) BIND 9
11 1 (0.48%) KVM
11 1 (0.48%) LXC
Systems Management
1 44 (21.26%) Ansible
2 24 (11.59%) Kubernetes
3 20 (9.66%) Terraform
4 13 (6.28%) Puppet
5 9 (4.35%) SCCM
6 8 (3.86%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 7 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (2.90%) vRealize
9 5 (2.42%) SCOM
10 4 (1.93%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.93%) Avamar
10 4 (1.93%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (1.93%) Packer
10 4 (1.93%) PowerCLI
10 4 (1.93%) Salt
10 4 (1.93%) ThinApp
10 4 (1.93%) vCenter Server
11 3 (1.45%) Data Guard
11 3 (1.45%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 56 (27.05%) Microsoft
2 49 (23.67%) VMware
3 37 (17.87%) Cisco
4 20 (9.66%) Red Hat
5 19 (9.18%) Oracle
6 15 (7.25%) Google
7 11 (5.31%) Databricks
8 9 (4.35%) EMC
9 8 (3.86%) IBM
9 8 (3.86%) Juniper
10 6 (2.90%) Dell
10 6 (2.90%) SAP
11 5 (2.42%) HP
11 5 (2.42%) NetApp
11 5 (2.42%) Palo Alto
12 4 (1.93%) Alibaba
12 4 (1.93%) Forcepoint
13 3 (1.45%) BMC
13 3 (1.45%) Citrix
13 3 (1.45%) F5