Period
to 24 October 2020

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 24 October 2020 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 399 620 548
Rank change year-on-year +221 -72 +50
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 117 201 378
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.24% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.09% 0.76% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 125 250
Median daily rate £510 £520 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.02% -0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £379 £363 £363
90th Percentile £688 £700 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +7.26% +2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +180.00% -74.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £12.50

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 10,770 26,409 33,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.83% 31.26% 32.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,864 16,795 21,834
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £253 £263 £273
90th Percentile £713 £669 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £420
% change year-on-year -2.94% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 1,050 1,053
Median hourly rate £34.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.55% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £12.63 £11.79 £12.23
90th Percentile £54.90 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.17 £20.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +21.28% +9.21% -3.27%

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 24 October 2020.

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 12 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 24 October 2020. 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 +193 109 £511 +2.15% 45
London +196 60 £550 -10.20% 12
UK excluding London +175 47 £510 +7.26% 36
Work from Home -69 22 £511 -2.67% 10
South East +136 19 £538 +18.13% 8
South West +111 17 £507 +17.57% 9
North of England +105 9 £420 +1.76% 7
Yorkshire +77 8 £265 -38.73% 2
East of England +87 1 - - 2
Midlands +78 1 - - 7
West Midlands +62 1 - - 6
North East +32 1 £650 +96.97%

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, 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 48 (41.03%) Security Cleared
2 46 (39.32%) VMware
3 45 (38.46%) Windows
4 43 (36.75%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (35.04%) Azure
6 40 (34.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 39 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 39 (33.33%) DevOps
8 38 (32.48%) AWS
8 38 (32.48%) SC Cleared
9 36 (30.77%) Linux
10 32 (27.35%) Python
11 30 (25.64%) Active Directory
11 30 (25.64%) Data Centre
12 28 (23.93%) DNS
13 25 (21.37%) SQL Server
14 24 (20.51%) C#
15 23 (19.66%) Finance
16 21 (17.95%) Public Cloud
16 21 (17.95%) Open Source
16 21 (17.95%) Ansible
17 20 (17.09%) High Availability
17 20 (17.09%) Kubernetes
17 20 (17.09%) Migration
17 20 (17.09%) .NET
18 19 (16.24%) Windows Server
18 19 (16.24%) VMware NSX
19 18 (15.38%) Hybrid Cloud
19 18 (15.38%) Java
19 18 (15.38%) DV Cleared

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 9 (7.69%) Skype for Business
2 8 (6.84%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.98%) Confluence
4 2 (1.71%) CMS
4 2 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.71%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.85%) Apache
5 1 (0.85%) IIS
5 1 (0.85%) JBoss
5 1 (0.85%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.85%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.27%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.71%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.71%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.85%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (35.04%) Azure
2 38 (32.48%) AWS
3 12 (10.26%) Office 365
4 11 (9.40%) GCP
4 11 (9.40%) IaaS
4 11 (9.40%) OpenShift
5 8 (6.84%) Azure Stack
6 5 (4.27%) SaaS
7 3 (2.56%) Amazon EKS
7 3 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (2.56%) GitHub
7 3 (2.56%) PaaS
7 3 (2.56%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.71%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (1.71%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.71%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 28 (23.93%) DNS
2 14 (11.97%) Firewall
3 11 (9.40%) DHCP
4 9 (7.69%) Skype
4 9 (7.69%) VSAN
5 7 (5.98%) BGP
6 6 (5.13%) Anycast
6 6 (5.13%) DMZ
6 6 (5.13%) HTTP
6 6 (5.13%) VRRP
6 6 (5.13%) WAN
7 5 (4.27%) LAN
7 5 (4.27%) Network Security
8 4 (3.42%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (3.42%) MPLS
8 4 (3.42%) SSH
9 3 (2.56%) Cisco Firepower
9 3 (2.56%) Ethernet
9 3 (2.56%) SAN
9 3 (2.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.13%) MySQL
2 6 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.42%) Geospatial Data
4 4 (3.42%) GIS
4 4 (3.42%) MariaDB
4 4 (3.42%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.42%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (3.42%) QGIS
4 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2017
5 3 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.56%) Power BI
5 3 (2.56%) Spatial Data
6 2 (1.71%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (14.53%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.55%) Bitbucket
3 8 (6.84%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.84%) JIRA
4 7 (5.98%) GitLab
5 5 (4.27%) Selenium
5 5 (4.27%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (3.42%) Burp Suite
6 4 (3.42%) SonarQube
6 4 (3.42%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.42%) sqlmap
7 3 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.71%) Maven
9 1 (0.85%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.85%) Mocha
9 1 (0.85%) RStudio
9 1 (0.85%) Subversion
General
1 23 (19.66%) Finance
2 10 (8.55%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.98%) Financial Institution
3 7 (5.98%) Public Sector
4 6 (5.13%) Banking
5 5 (4.27%) Police
6 4 (3.42%) Front Office
7 3 (2.56%) Electronics
7 3 (2.56%) Legal
7 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.56%) Marketing
8 2 (1.71%) French Language
9 1 (0.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (25.64%) Architect
2 16 (13.68%) Cloud Engineer
2 16 (13.68%) Developer
3 11 (9.40%) VMware Architect
4 10 (8.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (8.55%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 9 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
6 8 (6.84%) Network Architect
7 7 (5.98%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 7 (5.98%) Consultant
7 7 (5.98%) Senior Architect
7 7 (5.98%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.13%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (5.13%) Hyper-V Architect
8 6 (5.13%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 6 (5.13%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (5.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.09%) .NET
2 14 (11.97%) Web Services
3 9 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 9 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 8 (6.84%) React
5 7 (5.98%) CSS
5 7 (5.98%) jQuery
6 6 (5.13%) .NET Core
6 6 (5.13%) ASP.NET
6 6 (5.13%) JSON
6 6 (5.13%) REST
7 5 (4.27%) ASP.NET Core
7 5 (4.27%) HTML
7 5 (4.27%) PostGIS
7 5 (4.27%) XML
8 4 (3.42%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (3.42%) Node.js
8 4 (3.42%) OAuth
8 4 (3.42%) Software Packaging
8 4 (3.42%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 30 (25.64%) Data Centre
2 21 (17.95%) Public Cloud
3 18 (15.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 15 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.13%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.42%) Hedge funds
6 4 (3.42%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.56%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.71%) Blog
8 2 (1.71%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.71%) Clustering
8 2 (1.71%) Derivative
8 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.71%) Replication
8 2 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.71%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.85%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (38.46%) Windows
2 36 (30.77%) Linux
3 19 (16.24%) Windows Server
4 15 (12.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (6.84%) CentOS
6 7 (5.98%) Solaris
7 6 (5.13%) VMS
7 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.42%) Android
9 4 (3.42%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.42%) Debian
9 4 (3.42%) Unix
10 3 (2.56%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.71%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (36.75%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (33.33%) DevOps
3 21 (17.95%) Open Source
4 20 (17.09%) High Availability
4 20 (17.09%) Migration
5 13 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 12 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (10.26%) Infrastructure as Code
6 12 (10.26%) Load Balancing
7 11 (9.40%) Microservices
8 10 (8.55%) Analytics
8 10 (8.55%) Service Management
8 10 (8.55%) Unit Testing
9 9 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
10 8 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (5.98%) Converged Infrastructure
11 7 (5.98%) Critical Thinking
11 7 (5.98%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.98%) Project Management
11 7 (5.98%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.35%) Python
2 24 (20.51%) C#
3 18 (15.38%) Java
3 18 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 16 (13.68%) JavaScript
5 13 (11.11%) SQL
6 8 (6.84%) Perl
7 7 (5.98%) PHP
8 4 (3.42%) Apple Swift
8 4 (3.42%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.42%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.56%) C
10 2 (1.71%) C++
10 2 (1.71%) Go
10 2 (1.71%) R
10 2 (1.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 48 (41.03%) Security Cleared
2 38 (32.48%) SC Cleared
3 18 (15.38%) DV Cleared
4 8 (6.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (3.42%) CCNP
5 4 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.42%) Degree
5 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.56%) CCIE
7 2 (1.71%) APMP
7 2 (1.71%) CCDA
7 2 (1.71%) VCDX
8 1 (0.85%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.85%) CCDP
8 1 (0.85%) CCNA
8 1 (0.85%) CWSP
8 1 (0.85%) MCSE
8 1 (0.85%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.42%) Government Security Classifications
2 3 (2.56%) QA
3 2 (1.71%) GDPR
3 2 (1.71%) NCSC
3 2 (1.71%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.71%) PMO
4 1 (0.85%) NIST
System Software
1 40 (34.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (25.64%) Active Directory
3 19 (16.24%) VMware NSX
4 14 (11.97%) vSphere
5 13 (11.11%) Docker
5 13 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 13 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (4.27%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (4.27%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (4.27%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (3.42%) NFS
7 4 (3.42%) VMFS
8 1 (0.85%) KVM
8 1 (0.85%) UAG
8 1 (0.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (17.95%) Ansible
2 20 (17.09%) Kubernetes
3 16 (13.68%) Terraform
4 14 (11.97%) Puppet
5 10 (8.55%) vCenter Server
6 9 (7.69%) vRealize
7 7 (5.98%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (5.13%) Salt
8 6 (5.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 4 (3.42%) vMotion
10 3 (2.56%) Data Guard
10 3 (2.56%) FortiGate
10 3 (2.56%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (1.71%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (1.71%) Nagios
11 2 (1.71%) SCCM
11 2 (1.71%) SCOM
11 2 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 46 (39.32%) VMware
2 39 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 17 (14.53%) Cisco
4 16 (13.68%) Red Hat
5 15 (12.82%) Oracle
6 11 (9.40%) Palo Alto
7 6 (5.13%) Infoblox
8 5 (4.27%) Veeam
9 4 (3.42%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.42%) Dell
9 4 (3.42%) ESRI
9 4 (3.42%) F5
9 4 (3.42%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.56%) Atlassian
10 3 (2.56%) Blue Coat
10 3 (2.56%) EMC
10 3 (2.56%) SAP
10 3 (2.56%) Tufin
11 2 (1.71%) Google
11 2 (1.71%) Sitecore