Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 579 556 544
Rank change year-on-year -23 -12 +26
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 276 330 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.33% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.93% 1.02% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 214 197
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £379 £363 £356
90th Percentile £650 £701 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £445
% change year-on-year - +6.74% +1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -33.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.75 £45.00
% 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 29,532 32,478 30,355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.40% 32.24% 33.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,998 21,028 19,589
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £280 £265 £263
90th Percentile £669 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,031 1,026 1,056
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £21.95 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.33% +9.75% -4.76%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £21.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.08% +18.47% -14.29%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -16 266 £500 -4.76% 20
UK excluding London +61 184 £475 - 17
London -51 93 £563 +2.27% 6
South East +27 77 £482 +22.41% 5
North of England +36 50 £500 +5.26% 6
Yorkshire +36 26 £475 - 2
South West -6 23 £450 -17.24% 1
North East +25 15 £488 +1.09% 1
Midlands +7 15 £525 +5.00% 1
East of England +6 15 £525 +16.67% 1
East Midlands +27 9 £525 +5.00%
North West +25 9 £525 +2.44% 3
West Midlands -9 6 £545 +9.00% 1
Scotland 0 5 £438 -7.89% 3
Channel Islands - 2 £625 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 115 (41.67%) DevOps
2 109 (39.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (35.87%) Amazon AWS
4 88 (31.88%) Ansible
5 87 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
6 85 (30.80%) Linux
7 73 (26.45%) Migration
8 71 (25.72%) VMware
8 71 (25.72%) Windows
9 66 (23.91%) Public Cloud
10 58 (21.01%) Data Centre
11 53 (19.20%) Docker
12 51 (18.48%) PaaS
13 50 (18.12%) Microsoft
14 46 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
15 45 (16.30%) IaaS
16 44 (15.94%) SQL
16 44 (15.94%) Finance
16 44 (15.94%) Kubernetes
17 43 (15.58%) Jenkins
17 43 (15.58%) OpenShift
17 43 (15.58%) OpenStack
18 42 (15.22%) Red Hat
19 39 (14.13%) Active Directory
20 37 (13.41%) Java
21 36 (13.04%) High Availability
22 34 (12.32%) ITIL
23 32 (11.59%) Python
23 32 (11.59%) Office 365
23 32 (11.59%) Hybrid Cloud

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 43 (15.58%) OpenStack
2 16 (5.80%) Apache
2 16 (5.80%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.71%) MS Exchange
4 10 (3.62%) Cloud Foundry
4 10 (3.62%) IIS
5 5 (1.81%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.45%) GemFire
7 3 (1.09%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.72%) CMS
8 2 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.72%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.36%) Appian
9 1 (0.36%) Confluence
9 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.36%) JBoss
9 1 (0.36%) nginx
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 109 (39.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 99 (35.87%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (18.48%) PaaS
4 45 (16.30%) IaaS
5 43 (15.58%) OpenShift
6 32 (11.59%) Office 365
7 26 (9.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 24 (8.70%) Google Cloud Platform
9 21 (7.61%) GitHub
10 20 (7.25%) SaaS
11 9 (3.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (1.81%) AWS CloudTrail
13 5 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (1.81%) iPaaS
13 5 (1.81%) Serverless
14 4 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (1.45%) Amazon S3
14 4 (1.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 4 (1.45%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.06%) Firewall
2 24 (8.70%) SAN
3 17 (6.16%) WAN
4 16 (5.80%) LAN
5 15 (5.43%) DNS
6 12 (4.35%) TCP/IP
7 11 (3.99%) VPN
8 9 (3.26%) HTTP
9 6 (2.17%) DHCP
9 6 (2.17%) Extranet
9 6 (2.17%) Internet
9 6 (2.17%) NAS
10 5 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (1.81%) VLAN
11 4 (1.45%) BGP
11 4 (1.45%) VXLAN
12 3 (1.09%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.09%) Kerberos
12 3 (1.09%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (1.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.61%) MySQL
2 17 (6.16%) SQL Server
3 12 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
3 12 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (3.26%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.54%) MariaDB
5 7 (2.54%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.17%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (1.45%) InterSystems Cache
7 4 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.45%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.09%) Big Data
8 3 (1.09%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.72%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 43 (15.58%) Jenkins
2 22 (7.97%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.54%) MSI
3 7 (2.54%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (2.54%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (1.81%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.81%) Maven
5 4 (1.45%) Artifactory
5 4 (1.45%) Burp Suite
5 4 (1.45%) JIRA
5 4 (1.45%) sqlmap
6 3 (1.09%) GitLab
7 2 (0.72%) CircleCI
7 2 (0.72%) JMeter
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.72%) Rational Rose
7 2 (0.72%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.36%) LoadRunner
General
1 44 (15.94%) Finance
2 20 (7.25%) Telecoms
3 14 (5.07%) Banking
4 9 (3.26%) Law
5 6 (2.17%) Billing
5 6 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.45%) Legal
6 4 (1.45%) Retail
7 3 (1.09%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 78 (28.26%) Architect
2 40 (14.49%) Cloud Architect
3 32 (11.59%) Cloud Engineer
4 30 (10.87%) Platform Engineer
5 25 (9.06%) Consultant
6 22 (7.97%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (5.43%) Linux Engineer
8 14 (5.07%) Azure Architect
8 14 (5.07%) Designer
9 13 (4.71%) Network Engineer
9 13 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (4.35%) Applications Architect
11 11 (3.99%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.99%) Developer
11 11 (3.99%) Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (3.62%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (3.62%) Project Manager
13 9 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (3.26%) Junior
13 9 (3.26%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.97%) .NET
2 14 (5.07%) Web Services
3 13 (4.71%) Spring
4 10 (3.62%) Node.js
4 10 (3.62%) REST
5 8 (2.90%) AngularJS
6 7 (2.54%) .NET Core
6 7 (2.54%) jQuery
6 7 (2.54%) XML
7 6 (2.17%) OAuth
7 6 (2.17%) React
8 5 (1.81%) Middleware
8 5 (1.81%) OpenID
8 5 (1.81%) SAML
9 4 (1.45%) LDAP
10 3 (1.09%) Kafka
10 3 (1.09%) Spring Boot
11 2 (0.72%) Anaconda
11 2 (0.72%) CGI
11 2 (0.72%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 66 (23.91%) Public Cloud
2 58 (21.01%) Data Centre
3 32 (11.59%) Hybrid Cloud
4 23 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.62%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.26%) Fat Client
6 9 (3.26%) Thin Client
7 7 (2.54%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.81%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.81%) PKI
8 5 (1.81%) User Experience
9 4 (1.45%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.45%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Licensing
10 3 (1.09%) Replication
11 2 (0.72%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 85 (30.80%) Linux
2 71 (25.72%) Windows
3 24 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 21 (7.61%) Unix
5 12 (4.35%) Android
5 12 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 10 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.81%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.45%) CentOS
8 4 (1.45%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.36%) VMS
10 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (41.67%) DevOps
2 87 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (26.45%) Migration
4 46 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (13.04%) High Availability
6 34 (12.32%) ITIL
7 30 (10.87%) Continuous Deployment
8 29 (10.51%) Continuous Improvement
9 24 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (8.33%) Information Security
10 23 (8.33%) Microservices
11 18 (6.52%) Configuration Management
11 18 (6.52%) Security Architecture
11 18 (6.52%) Service Design
11 18 (6.52%) Service Management
12 17 (6.16%) Deployment Automation
12 17 (6.16%) Load Balancing
13 16 (5.80%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (5.43%) Infrastructure Transformation
14 15 (5.43%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 44 (15.94%) SQL
2 37 (13.41%) Java
3 32 (11.59%) Python
4 24 (8.70%) PowerShell
5 14 (5.07%) JavaScript
6 12 (4.35%) Perl
6 12 (4.35%) PHP
7 11 (3.99%) Bash Shell
8 10 (3.62%) C#
9 8 (2.90%) Ruby
10 6 (2.17%) Apple Swift
10 6 (2.17%) Objective-C
11 5 (1.81%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.81%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.72%) VBScript
13 1 (0.36%) ABAP
13 1 (0.36%) SAPscript
13 1 (0.36%) Scala
13 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (6.88%) Degree
1 19 (6.88%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (4.71%) CCNP
3 13 (4.71%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.62%) DV Cleared
5 10 (3.62%) MCSE
6 9 (3.26%) ISEB
7 7 (2.54%) ISTQB
8 6 (2.17%) CISM
8 6 (2.17%) CISSP
9 5 (1.81%) AWS Certification
10 4 (1.45%) CISA
10 4 (1.45%) GIAC
11 3 (1.09%) CCNA
11 3 (1.09%) CEH
11 3 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.09%) SANS
11 3 (1.09%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.80%) SLA
2 9 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.54%) GDPR
3 7 (2.54%) QA
4 6 (2.17%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.45%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.36%) COBIT
8 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.36%) HL7
8 1 (0.36%) MiFID
8 1 (0.36%) NIST
8 1 (0.36%) PSD2
System Software
1 53 (19.20%) Docker
2 39 (14.13%) Active Directory
3 25 (9.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (6.52%) Hyper-V
5 15 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (4.71%) VMware NSX
7 12 (4.35%) Shibboleth
8 8 (2.90%) KVM
9 7 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (2.54%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.09%) NFS
11 3 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.72%) BIND 9
12 2 (0.72%) NDS
12 2 (0.72%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 2 (0.72%) Postfix
12 2 (0.72%) vSphere
13 1 (0.36%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 88 (31.88%) Ansible
2 44 (15.94%) Kubernetes
3 27 (9.78%) Puppet
4 26 (9.42%) Terraform
5 16 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (5.80%) SCCM
5 16 (5.80%) Single Sign-On
6 14 (5.07%) WSUS
7 8 (2.90%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 5 (1.81%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (1.81%) PowerCLI
8 5 (1.81%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (1.45%) Grafana
9 4 (1.45%) Istio
10 3 (1.09%) Data Guard
10 3 (1.09%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (1.09%) SCOM
10 3 (1.09%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.72%) CFEngine
11 2 (0.72%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 71 (25.72%) VMware
2 50 (18.12%) Microsoft
3 42 (15.22%) Red Hat
4 22 (7.97%) Cisco
4 22 (7.97%) Oracle
5 17 (6.16%) Google
6 15 (5.43%) Juniper
7 9 (3.26%) Aruba
7 9 (3.26%) Sony
8 8 (2.90%) Citrix
9 6 (2.17%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.17%) Dell
9 6 (2.17%) Palo Alto
9 6 (2.17%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.81%) IBM
10 5 (1.81%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.81%) Splunk
11 4 (1.45%) EMC
11 4 (1.45%) F5
11 4 (1.45%) SAP