Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 506 436 548
Rank change year-on-year -70 +112 +27
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 374 167 219
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.40% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.40% 1.28% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 91 124
10th Percentile £425 £363 £334
25th Percentile £513 £433 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +15.79% -1.45%
75th Percentile £655 £619 £560
90th Percentile £738 £660 £692
UK excluding London median daily rate £545 £550 £450
% change year-on-year -0.91% +22.22% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £63.00 £48.25 -
Median % change year-on-year +30.57% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £63.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -

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 26,644 13,040 20,419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.36% 31.18% 28.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,773 8,863 13,350
10th Percentile £300 £259 £250
25th Percentile £414 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £470
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.06% -1.05%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £418 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% -1.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 513 811
10th Percentile £12.43 £12.50 £12.29
25th Percentile £16.00 £17.00 £15.20
Median hourly rate £26.27 £26.27 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year - +25.10% +5.00%
75th Percentile £49.50 £46.00 £44.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £59.75 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £20.21
% change year-on-year -20.00% +23.73% +9.22%

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 25 January 2022.

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 16 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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -63 321 £575 +4.55% 70
London -93 170 £589 +7.09% 34
UK excluding London -81 121 £545 -0.91% 40
Work from Home -82 104 £550 +10.00% 16
South East -74 39 £578 +5.00% 9
South West -35 33 £525 -2.33% 3
Midlands -47 19 £540 +20.00% 11
North of England -59 17 £540 -1.82% 11
West Midlands -40 15 £625 +38.89% 10
North West -45 12 £580 +5.45% 8
East of England -31 8 £575 - 2
Yorkshire -43 6 £456 +72.17% 2
Scotland -52 4 £725 +45.00% 2
East Midlands - 4 £500 - 1
Wales -25 3 £400 - 2
North East -6 1 £900 +63.64% 1

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 175 (46.79%) Azure
2 115 (30.75%) VMware
3 114 (30.48%) PaaS
4 108 (28.88%) Public Cloud
5 104 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
6 103 (27.54%) Microsoft
7 100 (26.74%) DevOps
8 92 (24.60%) Kubernetes
8 92 (24.60%) SaaS
9 89 (23.80%) Linux
10 78 (20.86%) AWS
11 75 (20.05%) IaaS
11 75 (20.05%) Migration
11 75 (20.05%) CI/CD
12 72 (19.25%) Docker
13 71 (18.98%) Firewall
13 71 (18.98%) Windows
14 70 (18.72%) Social Skills
15 66 (17.65%) Security Cleared
16 65 (17.38%) Data Centre
17 64 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
18 61 (16.31%) Python
19 60 (16.04%) Finance
20 59 (15.78%) REST
21 58 (15.51%) Terraform
21 58 (15.51%) Ansible
22 57 (15.24%) Infrastructure Automation
23 53 (14.17%) Hybrid Cloud
24 52 (13.90%) Internet
25 51 (13.64%) PowerShell

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 31 (8.29%) OpenStack
2 22 (5.88%) Confluence
3 18 (4.81%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (2.67%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.87%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (1.60%) Apache
7 5 (1.34%) nginx
7 5 (1.34%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.07%) Mattermost
8 4 (1.07%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.80%) IIS
9 3 (0.80%) JBoss
9 3 (0.80%) SAS
10 2 (0.53%) CMS
10 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.53%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 175 (46.79%) Azure
2 114 (30.48%) PaaS
3 92 (24.60%) SaaS
4 78 (20.86%) AWS
5 75 (20.05%) IaaS
6 37 (9.89%) GCP
7 33 (8.82%) Azure Monitor
7 33 (8.82%) Microsoft 365
8 29 (7.75%) GitHub
9 15 (4.01%) Azure Sentinel
9 15 (4.01%) OpenShift
10 12 (3.21%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (2.94%) Serverless
12 10 (2.67%) Power Platform
13 7 (1.87%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (1.60%) Azure App Service
14 6 (1.60%) ShareGate
14 6 (1.60%) Tricentis Tosca
15 5 (1.34%) Azure Stack
16 4 (1.07%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 71 (18.98%) Firewall
2 52 (13.90%) Internet
3 36 (9.63%) DNS
4 26 (6.95%) VPN
5 23 (6.15%) WAN
6 22 (5.88%) DHCP
7 20 (5.35%) IKE
7 20 (5.35%) IPsec
7 20 (5.35%) SSL
8 16 (4.28%) Intranet
8 16 (4.28%) Network Security
9 13 (3.48%) HTTP
9 13 (3.48%) SD-WAN
10 12 (3.21%) LAN
11 9 (2.41%) TCP/IP
12 7 (1.87%) VSAN
13 6 (1.60%) Extranet
14 5 (1.34%) iSCSI
14 5 (1.34%) Wireless
15 4 (1.07%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.74%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.21%) NoSQL
2 12 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (2.14%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.34%) Power BI
6 4 (1.07%) DB2
7 3 (0.80%) InfluxDB
7 3 (0.80%) Redis
8 2 (0.53%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.53%) MS Access
8 2 (0.53%) MySQL
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.27%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (9.36%) Git (software)
2 30 (8.02%) GitLab
3 28 (7.49%) Jenkins
3 28 (7.49%) JIRA
4 12 (3.21%) Maven
5 11 (2.94%) Bitbucket
6 7 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.07%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.07%) MSI
7 4 (1.07%) Selenium
8 3 (0.80%) Gradle
8 3 (0.80%) IntelliJ
8 3 (0.80%) PyCharm
8 3 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio Code
9 2 (0.53%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.53%) Subversion
10 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.27%) WebDriver
General
1 70 (18.72%) Social Skills
2 60 (16.04%) Finance
3 36 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (7.22%) Public Sector
5 24 (6.42%) Telecoms
6 22 (5.88%) Banking
7 17 (4.55%) Games
8 9 (2.41%) Influencing Skills
9 8 (2.14%) Retail
10 6 (1.60%) Documentation Skills
11 5 (1.34%) Presentation Skills
12 4 (1.07%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.80%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.80%) Law
13 3 (0.80%) Marketing
13 3 (0.80%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.53%) Billing
14 2 (0.53%) Electronics
14 2 (0.53%) Legal
15 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 152 (40.64%) Architect
2 45 (12.03%) Security Architect
3 40 (10.70%) Developer
4 39 (10.43%) Cloud Architect
5 26 (6.95%) Azure Architect
5 26 (6.95%) Infrastructure Architect
5 26 (6.95%) Technical Architect
6 25 (6.68%) Lead Architect
7 24 (6.42%) Consultant
7 24 (6.42%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
9 20 (5.35%) Project Manager
10 18 (4.81%) Security Engineer
10 18 (4.81%) Technical Leader
11 16 (4.28%) Cloud Engineer
12 15 (4.01%) Design Engineer
13 14 (3.74%) Cloud Developer
13 14 (3.74%) Lead Security Architect
14 13 (3.48%) Azure Developer
15 10 (2.67%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (15.78%) REST
2 25 (6.68%) Node.js
3 23 (6.15%) JSON
4 20 (5.35%) OAuth
4 20 (5.35%) OAuth2
5 12 (3.21%) XML
6 11 (2.94%) Web Services
7 10 (2.67%) CSS
7 10 (2.67%) HTML
7 10 (2.67%) Kafka
8 9 (2.41%) jQuery
8 9 (2.41%) Spring
8 9 (2.41%) X-Windows
9 8 (2.14%) HTML5
9 8 (2.14%) SOAP
9 8 (2.14%) Spring Boot
9 8 (2.14%) YAML
10 7 (1.87%) LDAP
10 7 (1.87%) RESTful
11 6 (1.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 108 (28.88%) Public Cloud
2 65 (17.38%) Data Centre
3 53 (14.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 37 (9.89%) PKI
5 32 (8.56%) Cloud Native
6 24 (6.42%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (3.74%) Virtual Team
8 13 (3.48%) Data Protection Act
9 12 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (3.21%) Management Information System
10 10 (2.67%) Replication
11 7 (1.87%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.87%) Thin Client
12 6 (1.60%) Legacy Applications
13 5 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 5 (1.34%) User Experience
14 4 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
14 4 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (1.07%) NVMe
15 3 (0.80%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 89 (23.80%) Linux
2 71 (18.98%) Windows
3 37 (9.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 24 (6.42%) Unix
6 15 (4.01%) Windows Server 2019
7 13 (3.48%) Solaris
8 12 (3.21%) Windows 10
9 10 (2.67%) AIX
10 6 (1.60%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (1.34%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.07%) Android
12 4 (1.07%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.07%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.07%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (0.80%) Debian
13 3 (0.80%) VMS
14 2 (0.53%) MVS
14 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (26.74%) DevOps
3 75 (20.05%) CI/CD
3 75 (20.05%) Migration
4 57 (15.24%) Infrastructure Automation
5 50 (13.37%) Microservices
6 34 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (8.29%) Application Security
7 31 (8.29%) Project Management
8 30 (8.02%) Configuration Management
8 30 (8.02%) Identity Access Management
8 30 (8.02%) Service Management
9 27 (7.22%) Cybersecurity
10 26 (6.95%) ITIL
11 25 (6.68%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (6.42%) Vulnerability Management
12 24 (6.42%) Zero Trust
13 22 (5.88%) Load Balancing
14 20 (5.35%) Data Loss Prevention
14 20 (5.35%) Password Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (16.31%) Python
2 51 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 44 (11.76%) SQL
4 35 (9.36%) Bash
5 28 (7.49%) Java
6 25 (6.68%) JavaScript
7 19 (5.08%) Ruby
8 17 (4.55%) Perl
9 13 (3.48%) Go
10 8 (2.14%) C
10 8 (2.14%) PHP
11 4 (1.07%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.80%) Java 11
13 2 (0.53%) C#
13 2 (0.53%) C++
13 2 (0.53%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.53%) VBScript
14 1 (0.27%) Groovy
14 1 (0.27%) SAS Macro
14 1 (0.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 66 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 49 (13.10%) SC Cleared
3 31 (8.29%) DV Cleared
4 13 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.94%) CCIE
6 10 (2.67%) Degree
7 6 (1.60%) CISSP
7 6 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.07%) AWS Certification
9 4 (1.07%) CCIE Security
9 4 (1.07%) CCNA
9 4 (1.07%) CCNP
9 4 (1.07%) HNC
9 4 (1.07%) Master's Degree
9 4 (1.07%) MCSE
9 4 (1.07%) PMP
10 3 (0.80%) APMP
10 3 (0.80%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.21%) GDPR
2 8 (2.14%) Government Security Classifications
3 7 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.60%) QA
5 4 (1.07%) RMADS
6 3 (0.80%) NIST
6 3 (0.80%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.80%) SLA
7 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.53%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.27%) GRC
8 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.27%) NCSC
8 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 72 (19.25%) Docker
2 64 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (11.76%) Active Directory
4 26 (6.95%) vCloud
5 24 (6.42%) vSphere
6 20 (5.35%) VMware Workstation
7 14 (3.74%) Hyper-V
8 13 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (3.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (2.14%) VMware NSX
11 5 (1.34%) NFS
11 5 (1.34%) VMFS
12 2 (0.53%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.27%) etcd
13 1 (0.27%) Firmware
13 1 (0.27%) Samba
13 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 92 (24.60%) Kubernetes
2 58 (15.51%) Ansible
2 58 (15.51%) Terraform
3 19 (5.08%) Puppet
4 18 (4.81%) Prometheus
5 17 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (4.28%) logstash
7 14 (3.74%) Consul
7 14 (3.74%) Kibana
8 13 (3.48%) vCenter Server
9 11 (2.94%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 8 (2.14%) vRealize
11 7 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (1.87%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 6 (1.60%) Istio
12 6 (1.60%) Packer
13 5 (1.34%) CASB
14 4 (1.07%) Grafana
15 3 (0.80%) Icinga
16 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 115 (30.75%) VMware
2 103 (27.54%) Microsoft
3 38 (10.16%) Red Hat
4 27 (7.22%) Cisco
5 22 (5.88%) CA
6 21 (5.61%) ServiceNow
7 19 (5.08%) Google
7 19 (5.08%) IBM
8 15 (4.01%) Citrix
9 12 (3.21%) CyberArk
9 12 (3.21%) F5
10 11 (2.94%) Oracle
11 9 (2.41%) Skytap
12 8 (2.14%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.14%) Zerto
13 7 (1.87%) MuleSoft
14 6 (1.60%) Nintex
14 6 (1.60%) SAP
14 6 (1.60%) Splunk
15 5 (1.34%) NetApp