Period
to 23 September 2017

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 23 September 2017 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
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 538 521 719
Rank change year-on-year -17 +198 +37
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 330 392 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.36% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.01% 1.10% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 278 103
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +14.29% -5.41%
10th Percentile £308 £363 £316
90th Percentile £626 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £42.00 £30.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +39.12% -
10th Percentile £17.50 £38.60 £21.75
90th Percentile £67.63 £42.30 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 £42.00 £30.19
% change year-on-year +16.07% +39.12% -

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 32721 35797 36793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.42% 33.31% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 21473 23509 23160
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 970 1199 1428
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £20.50 £18.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.83% +8.96% -4.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.60 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -7.69%

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 23 September 2017.

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 23 September 2017.

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 23 September 2017. 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 -5 299 £478 -4.50% 32
UK excluding London +9 182 £450 +2.27% 22
London -6 144 £520 -5.45% 12
South East +30 59 £480 -4.00% 5
North of England +29 36 £400 -5.60% 4
East of England +25 35 £425 -15.00% 5
Scotland +2 27 £463 +5.11% 2
North East +41 18 £398 -4.45% 1
Midlands +14 13 £500 +7.53% 6
North West +27 12 £525 +25.37% 3
South West +6 12 £313 -46.81%
West Midlands +24 8 £533 +12.11% 6
Yorkshire +29 6 £475 -2.56%
East Midlands -2 5 £500 +9.89%

For the 6 months to 23 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Private Cloud also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Private Cloud.

1 119 (36.06%) Microsoft
2 118 (35.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (31.21%) Windows
4 101 (30.61%) Linux
4 101 (30.61%) DevOps
5 98 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (26.06%) VMware
7 80 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
8 77 (23.33%) Data Centre
9 68 (20.61%) Security Cleared
10 64 (19.39%) Migration
11 63 (19.09%) SQL
12 55 (16.67%) LAN
12 55 (16.67%) WAN
13 53 (16.06%) VMware Infrastructure
14 51 (15.45%) Ansible
15 50 (15.15%) SC Cleared
16 49 (14.85%) Puppet
17 44 (13.33%) Public Cloud
18 43 (13.03%) SOA
19 42 (12.73%) Firewall
19 42 (12.73%) Finance
19 42 (12.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 41 (12.42%) OpenStack
20 41 (12.42%) Cisco
20 41 (12.42%) Docker
21 38 (11.52%) IBM
21 38 (11.52%) Web Services
22 37 (11.21%) Unix
22 37 (11.21%) Jenkins

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 41 (12.42%) OpenStack
2 30 (9.09%) JBoss
3 23 (6.97%) WebSphere
4 22 (6.67%) WebLogic
5 20 (6.06%) Apache
6 14 (4.24%) WebSphere Application Server
7 12 (3.64%) SharePoint
8 10 (3.03%) IIS
9 9 (2.73%) Skype for Business
10 8 (2.42%) Tomcat
11 7 (2.12%) MS Exchange
12 6 (1.82%) Mule
12 6 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (1.52%) Apache Solr
13 5 (1.52%) Confluence
13 5 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (1.21%) Apache Spark
14 4 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (3.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (2.12%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.21%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 118 (35.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (9.39%) PaaS
4 26 (7.88%) IaaS
5 25 (7.58%) Office 365
6 23 (6.97%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (6.36%) OpenShift
8 18 (5.45%) SaaS
9 11 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (1.82%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.91%) Yammer
14 2 (0.61%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.61%) GitHub
14 2 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.61%) Route 53
14 2 (0.61%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 55 (16.67%) LAN
1 55 (16.67%) WAN
2 42 (12.73%) Firewall
3 24 (7.27%) VPN
4 22 (6.67%) SAN
5 19 (5.76%) VoIP
6 18 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (5.15%) DNS
8 16 (4.85%) Internet
8 16 (4.85%) Network Security
9 12 (3.64%) Intranet
9 12 (3.64%) LDAP
9 12 (3.64%) NAS
9 12 (3.64%) TCP/IP
10 11 (3.33%) MPLS
11 10 (3.03%) SMTP
12 8 (2.42%) DHCP
12 8 (2.42%) Skype
12 8 (2.42%) SSL
12 8 (2.42%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.79%) Data Warehouse
1 29 (8.79%) Power BI
1 29 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 28 (8.48%) Azure SQL Database
3 17 (5.15%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.33%) MariaDB
5 9 (2.73%) MySQL
5 9 (2.73%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.73%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.42%) Oracle Exadata
7 6 (1.82%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.52%) DataStax
8 5 (1.52%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.21%) Big Data
9 4 (1.21%) EDRMS
10 3 (0.91%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (11.21%) Jenkins
2 17 (5.15%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.33%) JIRA
4 9 (2.73%) Artifactory
4 9 (2.73%) GitLab
5 7 (2.12%) Selenium
5 7 (2.12%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.82%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.52%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.52%) Hudson
7 5 (1.52%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.21%) Maven
8 4 (1.21%) Mercurial
8 4 (1.21%) Subversion
9 2 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 42 (12.73%) Finance
2 20 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.64%) Manufacturing
3 12 (3.64%) Marketing
4 10 (3.03%) Electronics
5 7 (2.12%) Law
6 6 (1.82%) Banking
7 4 (1.21%) Legal
8 2 (0.61%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.61%) Billing
8 2 (0.61%) French Language
8 2 (0.61%) Retail
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (27.27%) Architect
2 50 (15.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 36 (10.91%) Cloud Engineer
4 30 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
5 29 (8.79%) Solutions Architect
6 25 (7.58%) Infrastructure Architect
7 23 (6.97%) Consultant
8 20 (6.06%) Developer
9 16 (4.85%) Automation Engineer
9 16 (4.85%) Security Architect
10 14 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (3.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.33%) Support Engineer
12 10 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 10 (3.03%) Project Manager
12 10 (3.03%) Technical Leader
13 9 (2.73%) BPM Developer
13 9 (2.73%) Business Intelligence Lead
13 9 (2.73%) DevOps Consultant
13 9 (2.73%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (11.52%) Web Services
2 25 (7.58%) REST
3 18 (5.45%) RESTful
4 17 (5.15%) SOAP
4 17 (5.15%) WebSphere MQ
5 15 (4.55%) Middleware
6 13 (3.94%) jQuery
7 11 (3.33%) JSON
7 11 (3.33%) Software Packaging
7 11 (3.33%) XML
8 10 (3.03%) .NET
8 10 (3.03%) AngularJS
8 10 (3.03%) OAuth
9 8 (2.42%) Hibernate
10 7 (2.12%) Ajax
10 7 (2.12%) CSS
10 7 (2.12%) Elastic Stack
10 7 (2.12%) HTML
10 7 (2.12%) SAML
11 6 (1.82%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 77 (23.33%) Data Centre
2 44 (13.33%) Public Cloud
3 30 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (8.79%) Hybrid Cloud
5 22 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (3.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 10 (3.03%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.42%) W3C
9 7 (2.12%) Replication
9 7 (2.12%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.82%) DataPower
10 6 (1.82%) PKI
11 5 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (1.52%) Oracle Exalytics
12 4 (1.21%) Clustering
12 4 (1.21%) EMC VNX
12 4 (1.21%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.91%) NHS
13 3 (0.91%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 103 (31.21%) Windows
2 101 (30.61%) Linux
3 42 (12.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 37 (11.21%) Unix
5 34 (10.30%) Windows Server
6 27 (8.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (5.45%) AIX
9 10 (3.03%) Apple iOS
9 10 (3.03%) Windows 10
10 8 (2.42%) CentOS
11 7 (2.12%) Solaris
11 7 (2.12%) Windows 7
12 5 (1.52%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.61%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.61%) Debian
15 1 (0.30%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.30%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (30.61%) DevOps
2 98 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (19.39%) Migration
4 43 (13.03%) SOA
5 33 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (8.79%) Enterprise Architecture
7 28 (8.48%) Data Analysis
8 27 (8.18%) TOGAF
9 25 (7.58%) Network Design
10 24 (7.27%) Analytics
11 23 (6.97%) Project Management
11 23 (6.97%) Visualisation
12 21 (6.36%) Data Visualisation
12 21 (6.36%) ITIL
12 21 (6.36%) Microservices
13 20 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (6.06%) Data Modelling
14 19 (5.76%) Configuration Management
14 19 (5.76%) Information Security
14 19 (5.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 63 (19.09%) SQL
2 32 (9.70%) Java
3 31 (9.39%) Python
4 28 (8.48%) PowerShell
5 26 (7.88%) JavaScript
6 19 (5.76%) Bash Shell
7 13 (3.94%) C#
8 12 (3.64%) Perl
9 9 (2.73%) Go
10 8 (2.42%) Ruby
11 2 (0.61%) Korn
11 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 68 (20.61%) Security Cleared
2 50 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.36%) Degree
3 21 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (5.76%) MCSE
5 14 (4.24%) DV Cleared
6 12 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (3.64%) CISSP
7 8 (2.42%) CISM
7 8 (2.42%) Master's Degree
8 7 (2.12%) CCNP
8 7 (2.12%) CISA
9 5 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.21%) CCNA
10 4 (1.21%) PMP
10 4 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (0.91%) CCSP
11 3 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.91%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.42%) WCAG
2 7 (2.12%) QA
3 6 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.52%) FedRAMP
5 3 (0.91%) GDPR
5 3 (0.91%) SLA
6 2 (0.61%) GCP
6 2 (0.61%) PMO
7 1 (0.30%) GMP
7 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 53 (16.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (12.42%) Docker
3 35 (10.61%) Active Directory
4 34 (10.30%) Hyper-V
5 21 (6.36%) VMware NSX
6 17 (5.15%) vSphere
7 13 (3.94%) vCloud
8 12 (3.64%) XenDesktop
9 11 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (2.12%) Xen
11 7 (2.12%) XenApp
12 6 (1.82%) Apache Flume
13 5 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (1.52%) XenServer
14 3 (0.91%) HDFS
14 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.61%) NFS
16 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 51 (15.45%) Ansible
2 49 (14.85%) Puppet
3 36 (10.91%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (8.18%) Kubernetes
5 18 (5.45%) vRealize
6 15 (4.55%) Terraform
7 12 (3.64%) SCOM
7 12 (3.64%) vCenter Server
8 7 (2.12%) SCCM
9 6 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (1.82%) NetBackup
9 6 (1.82%) PowerCLI
9 6 (1.82%) SELinux
10 5 (1.52%) Consul
10 5 (1.52%) Kibana
10 5 (1.52%) logstash
10 5 (1.52%) Rancher
11 4 (1.21%) Nagios
11 4 (1.21%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 119 (36.06%) Microsoft
2 86 (26.06%) VMware
3 41 (12.42%) Cisco
4 38 (11.52%) IBM
5 32 (9.70%) Oracle
6 29 (8.79%) Citrix
7 28 (8.48%) HP
8 23 (6.97%) Red Hat
9 20 (6.06%) EMC
10 17 (5.15%) NetApp
11 16 (4.85%) Greenplum
12 15 (4.55%) CheckPoint
12 15 (4.55%) Informatica
13 12 (3.64%) SAP
14 11 (3.33%) Axway
14 11 (3.33%) Google
14 11 (3.33%) Siebel
15 8 (2.42%) Palo Alto
15 8 (2.42%) Pega
15 8 (2.42%) Remedy