Period
to 1 August 2021

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 1 August 2021 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 582 454 614
Rank change year-on-year -128 +160 -60
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 186 107 237
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.87% 0.96% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 74 134
10th Percentile £418 £400 £400
25th Percentile £456 £425 £454
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £504 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.25% -4.10% -
75th Percentile £625 £600 £622
90th Percentile £700 £657 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £540 £491 £500
% change year-on-year +9.92% -1.75% +5.26%

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 21,440 11,089 26,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.84% 30.53% 29.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,633 7,363 17,537
10th Percentile £306 £263 £281
25th Percentile £406 £381 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £619 £600 £575
90th Percentile £712 £724 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £432 £425
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.65% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 692 407 912
10th Percentile £11.86 £12.42 £11.75
25th Percentile £15.04 £16.88 £14.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.06 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.23% +25.30% -11.11%
75th Percentile £48.26 £46.13 £45.00
90th Percentile £62.23 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £21.96 £18.33
% change year-on-year -6.63% +19.78% -15.24%

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 1 August 2021.

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 1 August 2021. 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 -120 151 £548 +8.74% 85
UK excluding London -43 81 £540 +9.92% 47
London -124 68 £619 +12.55% 40
Work from Home -244 57 £525 +2.74% 14
South West -11 19 £540 +20.00% 4
South East -40 19 £531 -6.59% 14
North of England -33 18 £548 +9.50% 15
North West -22 10 £548 +36.88% 13
Midlands -35 10 £575 +31.43% 8
West Midlands -33 7 £488 +11.54% 4
Scotland - 7 £500 - 2
Yorkshire -27 6 £525 +5.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 6 £450 -
East Midlands - 3 £575 - 4
North East - 2 £625 -
Wales - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, 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 84 (45.16%) Azure
2 74 (39.78%) VMware
3 70 (37.63%) AWS
4 57 (30.65%) Windows
4 57 (30.65%) Linux
5 53 (28.49%) Public Cloud
6 52 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (26.88%) VMware Infrastructure
8 49 (26.34%) Migration
9 47 (25.27%) Data Centre
9 47 (25.27%) DevOps
10 44 (23.66%) Security Cleared
11 43 (23.12%) SQL
11 43 (23.12%) Microsoft
12 36 (19.35%) SC Cleared
12 36 (19.35%) Social Skills
13 35 (18.82%) Kubernetes
14 31 (16.67%) GCP
15 30 (16.13%) Finance
15 30 (16.13%) Google
16 29 (15.59%) IaaS
17 28 (15.05%) Windows Server
18 27 (14.52%) Python
19 26 (13.98%) Active Directory
19 26 (13.98%) Red Hat
20 25 (13.44%) Microservices
21 24 (12.90%) PowerShell
22 22 (11.83%) Ansible
22 22 (11.83%) Docker
22 22 (11.83%) Terraform

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 19 (10.22%) OpenStack
2 11 (5.91%) Confluence
3 10 (5.38%) Apache
4 9 (4.84%) JBoss
5 7 (3.76%) CMS
5 7 (3.76%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.76%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.61%) Appian
7 3 (1.61%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.08%) IIS
8 2 (1.08%) nginx
8 2 (1.08%) SAS
9 1 (0.54%) Drupal
9 1 (0.54%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (4.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 84 (45.16%) Azure
2 70 (37.63%) AWS
3 31 (16.67%) GCP
4 29 (15.59%) IaaS
5 20 (10.75%) PaaS
6 12 (6.45%) OpenShift
7 11 (5.91%) SaaS
8 6 (3.23%) Microsoft 365
9 5 (2.69%) npm
9 5 (2.69%) Serverless
10 4 (2.15%) Akamai
10 4 (2.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (1.61%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (1.61%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.61%) Azure Storage
11 3 (1.61%) Tricentis Tosca
11 3 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (1.08%) AWS KMS
12 2 (1.08%) Azure App Service
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.68%) SAN
2 16 (8.60%) VSAN
3 14 (7.53%) Firewall
4 13 (6.99%) DNS
5 12 (6.45%) LAN
5 12 (6.45%) WAN
6 5 (2.69%) DHCP
6 5 (2.69%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (2.69%) HTTP
6 5 (2.69%) Internet
6 5 (2.69%) Skype
7 3 (1.61%) Software-Defined Networking
7 3 (1.61%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.08%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.08%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.08%) Network Security
8 2 (1.08%) tcpdump
8 2 (1.08%) Telnet
8 2 (1.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.76%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.69%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.69%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.69%) Redis
4 5 (2.69%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.15%) Big Data
6 3 (1.61%) Amazon Athena
6 3 (1.61%) Data Mart
6 3 (1.61%) MariaDB
6 3 (1.61%) Metadata
6 3 (1.61%) OLAP
6 3 (1.61%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.08%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.08%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 18 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 14 (7.53%) JIRA
3 11 (5.91%) Git (software)
4 9 (4.84%) Bitbucket
4 9 (4.84%) GitLab
4 9 (4.84%) JUnit
5 5 (2.69%) Mockito
5 5 (2.69%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.15%) Travis CI
6 4 (2.15%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.15%) Visual Studio Code
7 3 (1.61%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.61%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.61%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.61%) PyCharm
7 3 (1.61%) REST Assured
7 3 (1.61%) SonarQube
7 3 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.61%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (19.35%) Social Skills
2 30 (16.13%) Finance
3 22 (11.83%) Public Sector
4 17 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.23%) Banking
6 5 (2.69%) Influencing Skills
7 4 (2.15%) Law
7 4 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.61%) Military
9 2 (1.08%) Electronics
9 2 (1.08%) Games
9 2 (1.08%) Legal
9 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.08%) Marketing
9 2 (1.08%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.54%) Local Government
10 1 (0.54%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (33.87%) Architect
2 32 (17.20%) Developer
3 20 (10.75%) Cloud Architect
3 20 (10.75%) Infrastructure Architect
4 13 (6.99%) Azure Architect
4 13 (6.99%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (5.38%) Java Developer
5 10 (5.38%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (5.38%) VMware Engineer
6 9 (4.84%) Cloud Developer
6 9 (4.84%) Project Manager
7 8 (4.30%) Security Architect
7 8 (4.30%) Senior Developer
8 7 (3.76%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (3.23%) AWS Architect
9 6 (3.23%) Data Architect
10 5 (2.69%) Consultant
10 5 (2.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (2.69%) Network Specialist
10 5 (2.69%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.14%) Web Services
2 15 (8.06%) Middleware
2 15 (8.06%) Node.js
2 15 (8.06%) REST
3 11 (5.91%) JSON
4 10 (5.38%) SOAP
4 10 (5.38%) Spring
5 8 (4.30%) Kafka
6 6 (3.23%) .NET
6 6 (3.23%) Swagger
7 5 (2.69%) Akka
7 5 (2.69%) Django
7 5 (2.69%) Memcached
7 5 (2.69%) Pandas
7 5 (2.69%) RESTEasy
7 5 (2.69%) Spring MVC
7 5 (2.69%) WireMock
7 5 (2.69%) YAML
8 4 (2.15%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.15%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 53 (28.49%) Public Cloud
2 47 (25.27%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 11 (5.91%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (4.84%) Cloud Native
5 9 (4.84%) PKI
6 7 (3.76%) Clustering
6 7 (3.76%) Virtual Team
7 6 (3.23%) Legacy Applications
7 6 (3.23%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.23%) User Experience
8 5 (2.69%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.69%) Legacy Code
9 3 (1.61%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.61%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 57 (30.65%) Linux
1 57 (30.65%) Windows
2 28 (15.05%) Windows Server
3 15 (8.06%) Unix
4 13 (6.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (5.91%) VMS
6 9 (4.84%) Debian
7 8 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.23%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.69%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.69%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.69%) Windows 2000
9 5 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.69%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (1.61%) CentOS
11 2 (1.08%) Android
11 2 (1.08%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.54%) AIX
12 1 (0.54%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (26.34%) Migration
3 47 (25.27%) DevOps
4 25 (13.44%) Microservices
5 21 (11.29%) High Availability
6 18 (9.68%) Infrastructure as Code
7 17 (9.14%) Analytics
7 17 (9.14%) ITIL
7 17 (9.14%) Project Management
8 16 (8.60%) Capacity Management
9 15 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (6.99%) Configuration Management
10 13 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 13 (6.99%) Network Architecture
11 11 (5.91%) Customer Requirements
11 11 (5.91%) Front End Development
11 11 (5.91%) Infrastructure Automation
11 11 (5.91%) Network Design
11 11 (5.91%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (23.12%) SQL
2 27 (14.52%) Python
3 24 (12.90%) PowerShell
4 21 (11.29%) Java
5 17 (9.14%) Bash Shell
6 9 (4.84%) Java 11
7 7 (3.76%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.69%) Ruby
8 5 (2.69%) Scala
9 4 (2.15%) Go
10 2 (1.08%) C
10 2 (1.08%) Groovy
10 2 (1.08%) PHP
10 2 (1.08%) R
10 2 (1.08%) SAS Macro
10 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.08%) Tcl
11 1 (0.54%) C#
11 1 (0.54%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 44 (23.66%) Security Cleared
2 36 (19.35%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.84%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.23%) TOGAF Certification
5 5 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.15%) Degree
7 3 (1.61%) CCNP
7 3 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.61%) CISSP
8 2 (1.08%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.08%) MCSE
8 2 (1.08%) MCT
8 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.08%) PMP
9 1 (0.54%) CCSP
9 1 (0.54%) CRISC
9 1 (0.54%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.54%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.23%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.15%) NCSC
2 4 (2.15%) QA
3 2 (1.08%) GDPR
3 2 (1.08%) GRC
3 2 (1.08%) HIPAA
3 2 (1.08%) NIST
4 1 (0.54%) COBIT
4 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.54%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.54%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.54%) PMO
4 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (26.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (13.98%) Active Directory
3 22 (11.83%) Docker
4 21 (11.29%) vSphere
5 19 (10.22%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (6.99%) Hyper-V
7 6 (3.23%) VMware NSX
8 3 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.54%) Ceph
10 1 (0.54%) NFS
10 1 (0.54%) vCloud
10 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 35 (18.82%) Kubernetes
2 22 (11.83%) Ansible
2 22 (11.83%) Terraform
3 13 (6.99%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 11 (5.91%) vCenter Server
5 10 (5.38%) Tivoli
6 8 (4.30%) vRealize
7 7 (3.76%) Grafana
7 7 (3.76%) Puppet
8 5 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (2.15%) Prometheus
10 3 (1.61%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 3 (1.61%) Consul
11 2 (1.08%) Capistrano
11 2 (1.08%) Kibana
11 2 (1.08%) logstash
11 2 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.54%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
12 1 (0.54%) Salt
Vendors
1 74 (39.78%) VMware
2 43 (23.12%) Microsoft
3 30 (16.13%) Google
4 26 (13.98%) Red Hat
5 16 (8.60%) IBM
5 16 (8.60%) Oracle
6 11 (5.91%) CA
6 11 (5.91%) SAP
7 10 (5.38%) BMC
7 10 (5.38%) HP
8 8 (4.30%) Cisco
9 4 (2.15%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.15%) Citrix
9 4 (2.15%) F5
9 4 (2.15%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.61%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.61%) Dell
10 3 (1.61%) Juniper
10 3 (1.61%) NetApp
11 2 (1.08%) EMC