Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 531 563 649
Rank change year-on-year +32 +86 -59
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 219 349 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.35% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.98% 1.09% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 226 158
UK median daily rate £475 £482 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.53% -5.46% +7.42%
10th Percentile £331 £369 £300
90th Percentile £700 £625 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £469 £500
% change year-on-year -4.00% -6.25% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £48.75

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 22,334 31,985 33,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.19% 32.14% 32.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,057 20,851 22,027
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £258
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,002 1,010 992
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £20.60 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.96% -1.93% +5.00%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.35
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £48.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.50% - +4.68%

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 25 January 2020.

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 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 25 January 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 +36 204 £475 -5.00% 83
UK excluding London +22 154 £450 -4.00% 62
South East +80 65 £450 -2.17% 21
London +64 61 £544 +3.57% 24
North of England -1 32 £401 -19.90% 19
South West +17 26 £475 +7.04% 8
North East +4 14 £330 -35.61% 2
Midlands +48 13 £545 +3.81% 7
Scotland +5 13 £463 +8.82% 2
West Midlands +43 9 £520 -9.57% 6
Yorkshire +28 9 £440 -3.56% 5
North West +15 9 £400 -20.00% 12
East of England +23 5 £525 +9.38% 4
East Midlands +22 4 £550 +22.22% 1

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 91 (41.55%) Azure
2 88 (40.18%) AWS
3 78 (35.62%) Data Centre
4 67 (30.59%) Microsoft
5 65 (29.68%) VMware
6 57 (26.03%) DevOps
7 56 (25.57%) Windows
7 56 (25.57%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (22.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 49 (22.37%) Public Cloud
10 41 (18.72%) Security Cleared
11 39 (17.81%) Linux
11 39 (17.81%) Python
12 38 (17.35%) PaaS
12 38 (17.35%) Ansible
13 37 (16.89%) PowerShell
14 36 (16.44%) Cisco
15 34 (15.53%) SQL
16 32 (14.61%) SC Cleared
16 32 (14.61%) IaaS
17 30 (13.70%) Kubernetes
17 30 (13.70%) Finance
18 29 (13.24%) Technical Leadership
19 28 (12.79%) ITIL
19 28 (12.79%) High Availability
19 28 (12.79%) Bash Shell
20 27 (12.33%) SaaS
21 26 (11.87%) Degree
21 26 (11.87%) Oracle
21 26 (11.87%) Migration

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 16 (7.31%) OpenStack
2 9 (4.11%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.20%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.37%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.37%) Confluence
4 3 (1.37%) Mule
5 2 (0.91%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.91%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.74%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.28%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.37%) FINCAD Analytics
3 2 (0.91%) SAP ECC
4 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.46%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 91 (41.55%) Azure
2 88 (40.18%) AWS
3 38 (17.35%) PaaS
4 32 (14.61%) IaaS
5 27 (12.33%) SaaS
6 23 (10.50%) Office 365
7 12 (5.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (5.48%) GCP
7 12 (5.48%) Serverless
8 11 (5.02%) Power Platform
9 10 (4.57%) iPaaS
9 10 (4.57%) OpenShift
10 9 (4.11%) Datadog
11 5 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.37%) Amazon S3
12 3 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (1.37%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (1.37%) PowerApps
12 3 (1.37%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.96%) Firewall
2 22 (10.05%) WAN
3 19 (8.68%) LAN
4 18 (8.22%) DNS
5 14 (6.39%) SAN
6 13 (5.94%) Network Security
7 7 (3.20%) Software-Defined Networking
8 6 (2.74%) Skype
8 6 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (2.28%) DHCP
9 5 (2.28%) DMZ
9 5 (2.28%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.83%) Internet
10 4 (1.83%) Kerberos
11 3 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.37%) Extranet
11 3 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (1.37%) Intranet
12 2 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.91%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.02%) Data Lake
3 9 (4.11%) Amazon Redshift
4 8 (3.65%) Big Data
4 8 (3.65%) Cosmos DB
4 8 (3.65%) Data Mart
4 8 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.65%) Power BI
4 8 (3.65%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.74%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.28%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.37%) Amazon Athena
8 3 (1.37%) Amazon Aurora
8 3 (1.37%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.37%) KDB
8 3 (1.37%) MySQL
8 3 (1.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (10.50%) Jenkins
2 14 (6.39%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.39%) JIRA
3 8 (3.65%) IBM UrbanCode
3 8 (3.65%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (3.20%) TeamCity
5 6 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.83%) SonarQube
6 4 (1.83%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.37%) InstallShield
7 3 (1.37%) Maven
7 3 (1.37%) MSI
8 2 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.46%) git-flow
9 1 (0.46%) JMeter
9 1 (0.46%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.46%) Postman
9 1 (0.46%) PyCharm
9 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (13.70%) Finance
2 15 (6.85%) Public Sector
3 8 (3.65%) Billing
4 6 (2.74%) Retail
4 6 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.37%) Front Office
6 2 (0.91%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.91%) Publishing
7 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.46%) Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Police
7 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (28.31%) Architect
2 28 (12.79%) Analyst
3 21 (9.59%) Consultant
4 18 (8.22%) Cloud Architect
4 18 (8.22%) DevOps Engineer
5 16 (7.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (7.31%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (6.85%) Cloud Consultant
7 14 (6.39%) Cloud Engineer
8 13 (5.94%) Business Analyst
8 13 (5.94%) Infrastructure Architect
8 13 (5.94%) Technical Analyst
9 12 (5.48%) Lead Architect
9 12 (5.48%) Technical Architect
10 10 (4.57%) Technical Business Analyst
11 8 (3.65%) AWS Architect
11 8 (3.65%) Azure Architect
11 8 (3.65%) Financial Analyst
11 8 (3.65%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 7 (3.20%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.76%) Web Services
2 14 (6.39%) REST
3 9 (4.11%) SOAP
4 8 (3.65%) Middleware
5 6 (2.74%) JSON
6 5 (2.28%) J2EE
6 5 (2.28%) SAML
7 4 (1.83%) EDI
7 4 (1.83%) OpenID
7 4 (1.83%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (1.83%) SPNEGO
8 3 (1.37%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.37%) Apache NiFi
8 3 (1.37%) Backbone.js
8 3 (1.37%) Esper
8 3 (1.37%) NumPy
8 3 (1.37%) Pandas
8 3 (1.37%) Pyramid
8 3 (1.37%) React
8 3 (1.37%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 78 (35.62%) Data Centre
2 49 (22.37%) Public Cloud
3 15 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.94%) Management Information System
5 12 (5.48%) Smart Meter
6 9 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (3.20%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (3.20%) Replication
8 6 (2.74%) PKI
9 5 (2.28%) Clustering
9 5 (2.28%) Fat Client
9 5 (2.28%) Hedge funds
9 5 (2.28%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.83%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.37%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.37%) Blog
11 3 (1.37%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.37%) Derivative
11 3 (1.37%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (1.37%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 56 (25.57%) Windows
2 39 (17.81%) Linux
3 11 (5.02%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.57%) Unix
5 7 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.74%) Windows 10
6 6 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.28%) Solaris
8 4 (1.83%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.91%) AIX
9 2 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.91%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.91%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.91%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.46%) CentOS
10 1 (0.46%) Debian
10 1 (0.46%) OpenBSD
10 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (26.03%) DevOps
2 56 (25.57%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (13.24%) Technical Leadership
4 28 (12.79%) High Availability
4 28 (12.79%) ITIL
5 26 (11.87%) Migration
6 25 (11.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 23 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (9.59%) Computer Science
9 20 (9.13%) Analytics
9 20 (9.13%) Mentoring
10 19 (8.68%) Configuration Management
10 19 (8.68%) Infrastructure as Code
10 19 (8.68%) Open Source
11 17 (7.76%) Network Design
12 16 (7.31%) Data Modelling
12 16 (7.31%) Microservices
13 14 (6.39%) Logical Data Model
14 13 (5.94%) Scrum
15 12 (5.48%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 39 (17.81%) Python
2 37 (16.89%) PowerShell
3 34 (15.53%) SQL
4 28 (12.79%) Bash Shell
5 24 (10.96%) Java
6 16 (7.31%) Perl
7 14 (6.39%) C
8 13 (5.94%) C++
9 11 (5.02%) Ruby
10 8 (3.65%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.83%) C#
12 3 (1.37%) VB
13 2 (0.91%) VBScript
14 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.46%) R
14 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 41 (18.72%) Security Cleared
2 32 (14.61%) SC Cleared
3 26 (11.87%) Degree
4 23 (10.50%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (9.59%) CCNA
6 11 (5.02%) DV Cleared
7 8 (3.65%) CBAP
7 8 (3.65%) IIBA
8 6 (2.74%) MCSE
8 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.28%) CCNP
9 5 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.37%) VCAP
12 2 (0.91%) APMP
12 2 (0.91%) CISSP
12 2 (0.91%) ISEB
12 2 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.91%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.65%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.74%) QA
3 5 (2.28%) Government Security Classifications
4 4 (1.83%) SLA
5 3 (1.37%) NIST
6 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.91%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 50 (22.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (10.05%) Active Directory
3 21 (9.59%) Docker
4 12 (5.48%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.20%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.74%) vSphere
7 5 (2.28%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.83%) vCloud
9 3 (1.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 3 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.37%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.46%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.46%) NFS
11 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.46%) XenApp
11 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (17.35%) Ansible
2 30 (13.70%) Kubernetes
3 25 (11.42%) Puppet
4 21 (9.59%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (8.68%) Terraform
6 11 (5.02%) Packer
6 11 (5.02%) SCCM
7 10 (4.57%) SCOM
8 9 (4.11%) Nagios
8 9 (4.11%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 7 (3.20%) vRealize
10 4 (1.83%) CA Single Sign-On
10 4 (1.83%) PowerCLI
10 4 (1.83%) Salt
10 4 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (1.37%) Avamar
11 3 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (1.37%) SCVMM
11 3 (1.37%) ThinApp
11 3 (1.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 67 (30.59%) Microsoft
2 65 (29.68%) VMware
3 36 (16.44%) Cisco
4 26 (11.87%) Oracle
5 15 (6.85%) Red Hat
6 14 (6.39%) Splunk
7 12 (5.48%) SAP
8 11 (5.02%) Google
9 10 (4.57%) IBM
10 9 (4.11%) New Relic
11 8 (3.65%) BMC
11 8 (3.65%) Databricks
12 7 (3.20%) AppDynamics
12 7 (3.20%) Dell
12 7 (3.20%) Dynatrace
12 7 (3.20%) HP
13 6 (2.74%) Citrix
13 6 (2.74%) Juniper
14 5 (2.28%) CA
14 5 (2.28%) Palo Alto