Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 551 536 566
Rank change year-on-year -15 +30 +114
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 376 327 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.34% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.06% 1.00% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 212 255
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £341 £350
90th Percentile £688 £638 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £445 £440
% change year-on-year +6.74% +1.14% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.00 £38.40
90th Percentile £50.75 £67.78 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £45.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -58.33% +7.14% -

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 35,377 32,575 37,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.95% 34.19% 34.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,003 21,170 24,586
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,118 1,109 1,237
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% -9.52% +20.00%

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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018. 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 +5 346 £525 +10.53% 98
London +21 206 £550 - 40
UK excluding London -53 165 £475 +6.74% 60
North of England -17 51 £500 +13.64% 34
South East -35 44 £310 -33.69% 12
Midlands +4 30 £478 +6.11% 8
Scotland -45 25 £475 +6.15% 2
West Midlands -13 24 £475 +5.56% 6
North West -5 18 £550 +4.76% 15
North East -14 17 £482 +14.48% 7
Yorkshire -16 16 £475 -7.32% 12
East of England -20 11 £450 +5.88% 3
East Midlands +7 6 £489 +8.61% 2
South West +2 4 £488 +19.63% 1

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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.

1 168 (44.68%) Amazon AWS
2 167 (44.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 105 (27.93%) DevOps
4 96 (25.53%) Security Cleared
5 93 (24.73%) VMware
6 91 (24.20%) Cisco
7 89 (23.67%) Linux
8 87 (23.14%) Microsoft
8 87 (23.14%) SC Cleared
9 86 (22.87%) Firewall
10 85 (22.61%) Windows
11 79 (21.01%) ITIL
11 79 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
12 68 (18.09%) SQL
12 68 (18.09%) Data Centre
13 66 (17.55%) VMware Infrastructure
14 57 (15.16%) Migration
15 55 (14.63%) Python
16 51 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
17 50 (13.30%) Ansible
18 46 (12.23%) SQL Server
19 44 (11.70%) Public Cloud
20 43 (11.44%) AWS CloudFormation
20 43 (11.44%) Network Design
21 40 (10.64%) Finance
21 40 (10.64%) Java
22 38 (10.11%) Active Directory
22 38 (10.11%) Load Balancing
23 37 (9.84%) Degree
24 36 (9.57%) Continuous Delivery

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 32 (8.51%) OpenStack
2 12 (3.19%) WebSphere
3 8 (2.13%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.86%) JBoss
4 7 (1.86%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (1.86%) WordPress
5 6 (1.60%) CMS
5 6 (1.60%) FileNet
5 6 (1.60%) IIS
5 6 (1.60%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.06%) Apache
6 4 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.06%) Confluence
7 3 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.27%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.86%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.27%) HipChat
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.86%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.53%) Relativity
4 2 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 168 (44.68%) Amazon AWS
2 167 (44.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (11.44%) AWS CloudFormation
4 30 (7.98%) IaaS
5 26 (6.91%) PaaS
6 22 (5.85%) SaaS
7 13 (3.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (2.66%) Office 365
9 9 (2.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (1.06%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (1.06%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.80%) Boomi
13 3 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.53%) AWS OpsWorks
14 2 (0.53%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 86 (22.87%) Firewall
2 31 (8.24%) Software-Defined Networking
3 30 (7.98%) LAN
4 27 (7.18%) DNS
5 20 (5.32%) SAN
6 18 (4.79%) WLAN
7 17 (4.52%) WAN
7 17 (4.52%) Wireless
8 16 (4.26%) Network Security
9 15 (3.99%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (3.46%) Cisco ISE
10 13 (3.46%) Cisco Wireless
10 13 (3.46%) NAS
10 13 (3.46%) VLAN
11 12 (3.19%) 802.11
12 11 (2.93%) Wireshark
13 10 (2.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 10 (2.66%) OSPF
13 10 (2.66%) TCP/IP
13 10 (2.66%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 35 (9.31%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (9.04%) Power BI
4 18 (4.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (4.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (2.66%) Big Data
6 10 (2.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 8 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (1.86%) Data Lake
9 4 (1.06%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.06%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.06%) MySQL
10 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.80%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.53%) Pentaho
11 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 27 (7.18%) Jenkins
2 22 (5.85%) TeamCity
3 21 (5.59%) Octopus Deploy
4 13 (3.46%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (2.93%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.86%) JIRA
7 6 (1.60%) GitLab
8 5 (1.33%) Maven
9 3 (0.80%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.53%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.27%) Apache Ivy
11 1 (0.27%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.27%) Checkstyle
11 1 (0.27%) Cobertura
11 1 (0.27%) Gradle
11 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 40 (10.64%) Finance
2 9 (2.39%) Banking
3 8 (2.13%) Mandarin Language
4 5 (1.33%) Local Government
4 5 (1.33%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.33%) Retail
4 5 (1.33%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.06%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.06%) Marketing
6 3 (0.80%) Billing
6 3 (0.80%) Electronics
6 3 (0.80%) German Language
6 3 (0.80%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.53%) Publishing
8 1 (0.27%) Automotive
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 106 (28.19%) Architect
2 48 (12.77%) DevOps Engineer
3 34 (9.04%) Developer
3 34 (9.04%) Network Engineer
4 31 (8.24%) Cloud Engineer
5 28 (7.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 28 (7.45%) Power BI Developer
6 24 (6.38%) Cloud Architect
6 24 (6.38%) Consultant
6 24 (6.38%) Technical Architect
7 17 (4.52%) Security Architect
8 16 (4.26%) Network Architect
8 16 (4.26%) Technical Leader
9 15 (3.99%) Azure Architect
9 15 (3.99%) Project Manager
10 14 (3.72%) Enterprise Architect
11 13 (3.46%) AWS Engineer
11 13 (3.46%) Project Engineer
12 11 (2.93%) AWS Architect
12 11 (2.93%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.65%) Web Services
2 20 (5.32%) Node.js
3 15 (3.99%) 802.1X
4 11 (2.93%) Middleware
5 10 (2.66%) .NET
5 10 (2.66%) LDAP
6 8 (2.13%) XML
7 7 (1.86%) JSON
7 7 (1.86%) Software Packaging
7 7 (1.86%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (1.33%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.33%) RESTful
9 4 (1.06%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.06%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (0.80%) HTML
10 3 (0.80%) Oracle ADF
10 3 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.80%) SQLAlchemy
11 2 (0.53%) Drools
11 2 (0.53%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 68 (18.09%) Data Centre
2 44 (11.70%) Public Cloud
3 25 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (4.26%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (2.93%) Enterprise Storage
7 10 (2.66%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 7 (1.86%) PKI
10 6 (1.60%) DataPower
10 6 (1.60%) Enterprise Cloud
10 6 (1.60%) Replication
11 4 (1.06%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.80%) Clustering
12 3 (0.80%) CMDB
12 3 (0.80%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.80%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.53%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.53%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 89 (23.67%) Linux
2 85 (22.61%) Windows
3 28 (7.45%) Windows Server
4 26 (6.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (5.32%) Unix
6 14 (3.72%) CentOS
7 6 (1.60%) AIX
7 6 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.06%) VMS
9 3 (0.80%) Nucleus RTOS
9 3 (0.80%) Solaris
10 1 (0.27%) Android
10 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.27%) MVS
10 1 (0.27%) OS/2
10 1 (0.27%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (27.93%) DevOps
2 79 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (21.01%) ITIL
3 57 (15.16%) Migration
4 51 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (11.44%) Network Design
6 38 (10.11%) Load Balancing
7 36 (9.57%) Continuous Delivery
8 35 (9.31%) Business Intelligence
9 31 (8.24%) Configuration Management
10 28 (7.45%) Deployment Automation
11 23 (6.12%) Project Management
11 23 (6.12%) Visualisation
12 22 (5.85%) Coaching
12 22 (5.85%) Collaborative Working
13 20 (5.32%) Data Analysis
14 19 (5.05%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (5.05%) Virtual Environments
15 18 (4.79%) Analytics
16 17 (4.52%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 68 (18.09%) SQL
2 55 (14.63%) Python
3 40 (10.64%) Java
4 31 (8.24%) C#
5 16 (4.26%) Bash Shell
5 16 (4.26%) T-SQL
6 14 (3.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 13 (3.46%) Perl
8 11 (2.93%) PowerShell
9 10 (2.66%) C
10 8 (2.13%) PHP
10 8 (2.13%) Ruby
11 7 (1.86%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.60%) JavaScript
13 5 (1.33%) Go
14 2 (0.53%) C++
14 2 (0.53%) Java 8
14 2 (0.53%) R
14 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.53%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 96 (25.53%) Security Cleared
2 87 (23.14%) SC Cleared
3 37 (9.84%) Degree
4 17 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (4.26%) CCNP
6 14 (3.72%) CCNA
7 10 (2.66%) CCIE
7 10 (2.66%) CCIE Data Center
8 9 (2.39%) CISSP
9 8 (2.13%) CISM
10 7 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.33%) CEH
11 5 (1.33%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.33%) GIAC
12 3 (0.80%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.80%) PMP
12 3 (0.80%) VCAP
12 3 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.53%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.99%) SLA
2 11 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.66%) GCP
3 10 (2.66%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 7 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (1.60%) QA
7 2 (0.53%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.53%) WCAG
8 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.27%) GDPR
8 1 (0.27%) PMO
8 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 66 (17.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (10.11%) Active Directory
3 33 (8.78%) VMware NSX
4 22 (5.85%) Hyper-V
5 16 (4.26%) Docker
6 15 (3.99%) vSphere
7 11 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (2.39%) NFS
9 6 (1.60%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 5 (1.33%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.06%) Xen
12 3 (0.80%) XenApp
13 2 (0.53%) KVM
14 1 (0.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 50 (13.30%) Ansible
2 35 (9.31%) Puppet
3 29 (7.71%) Terraform
4 26 (6.91%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (6.38%) Salt
6 22 (5.85%) vRealize
7 13 (3.46%) Cisco Prime
8 10 (2.66%) Kubernetes
9 9 (2.39%) FortiGate
10 6 (1.60%) Forum Sentry
10 6 (1.60%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 5 (1.33%) SCOM
12 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (1.06%) SCCM
12 4 (1.06%) SELinux
13 3 (0.80%) Nagios
13 3 (0.80%) Packer
13 3 (0.80%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.80%) SnapVault
13 3 (0.80%) yum
Vendors
1 93 (24.73%) VMware
2 91 (24.20%) Cisco
3 87 (23.14%) Microsoft
4 35 (9.31%) Oracle
5 30 (7.98%) Google
6 27 (7.18%) Red Hat
7 19 (5.05%) Citrix
7 19 (5.05%) IBM
8 16 (4.26%) SolarWinds
9 15 (3.99%) NetApp
10 13 (3.46%) EMC
10 13 (3.46%) F5
10 13 (3.46%) Huawei
11 11 (2.93%) Alibaba
11 11 (2.93%) CheckPoint
11 11 (2.93%) HP
12 9 (2.39%) SAP
13 8 (2.13%) Infoblox
14 7 (1.86%) Palo Alto
14 7 (1.86%) Siebel