Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 631 603 600
Rank change year-on-year -28 -3 +91
Contract jobs citing Private Cloud 246 270 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.28% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.73% 0.85% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 185 183
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £300 £339 £340
90th Percentile £688 £635 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £496 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +16.76% -5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £41.25 £30.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +36.63% -
10th Percentile £40.63 £40.43 £21.75
90th Percentile £57.88 £41.88 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 £41.25 £30.19
% change year-on-year +18.18% +36.63% -

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 33,627 31,582 35,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.54% 32.70% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,547 20,578 22,318
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £238
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £377
% change year-on-year +1.72% +4.45% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 958 1,111 1,401
UK median hourly rate £21.74 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.05% +2.50% +13.64%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.32 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.25 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.20% - +14.29%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 -36 217 £500 - 122
UK excluding London -25 128 £496 +16.76% 68
London -30 114 £510 -7.23% 56
South East -13 44 £513 +7.89% 20
Scotland -17 25 £400 -10.11% 2
East of England +2 17 £431 +18.15% 13
North of England -15 17 £500 +19.05% 21
Midlands -5 15 £531 +17.73% 10
West Midlands -2 11 £583 +22.96% 6
South West +19 10 £406 - 2
Yorkshire +11 7 £550 +10.00% 12
North West +6 7 £475 +18.75% 7
East Midlands +4 4 £496 +16.08% 4
North East +25 3 £400 -4.19% 2

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 109 (44.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (41.46%) Amazon AWS
3 90 (36.59%) Windows
4 89 (36.18%) Linux
5 77 (31.30%) DevOps
6 74 (30.08%) Microsoft
7 73 (29.67%) VMware
8 69 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
9 59 (23.98%) Data Centre
10 52 (21.14%) Python
11 50 (20.33%) Ansible
11 50 (20.33%) Public Cloud
12 44 (17.89%) IaaS
12 44 (17.89%) Firewall
13 43 (17.48%) VMware Infrastructure
14 42 (17.07%) Migration
15 41 (16.67%) Windows Server
16 40 (16.26%) Docker
17 39 (15.85%) Puppet
18 37 (15.04%) Oracle
19 33 (13.41%) Configuration Management
19 33 (13.41%) Jenkins
20 32 (13.01%) OpenStack
20 32 (13.01%) Cisco
20 32 (13.01%) Hybrid Cloud
21 31 (12.60%) LAN
21 31 (12.60%) Ruby
22 30 (12.20%) Finance
22 30 (12.20%) WAN
23 29 (11.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 32 (13.01%) OpenStack
2 14 (5.69%) WebLogic
3 8 (3.25%) IIS
3 8 (3.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (2.85%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (2.85%) CloudStack
4 7 (2.85%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.44%) JBoss
6 5 (2.03%) Apache
6 5 (2.03%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.03%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.03%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.03%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (1.22%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.81%) CMS
10 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.63%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.81%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 109 (44.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (41.46%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (17.89%) IaaS
4 28 (11.38%) PaaS
5 23 (9.35%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (8.54%) SaaS
7 13 (5.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (5.28%) Office 365
8 9 (3.66%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (2.44%) OpenShift
10 5 (2.03%) Akamai
11 4 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (1.22%) HP Helion
13 2 (0.81%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.81%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.81%) SoftLayer
14 1 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
14 1 (0.41%) Data Lake Analytics
14 1 (0.41%) Serverless
14 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (17.89%) Firewall
2 31 (12.60%) LAN
3 30 (12.20%) WAN
4 23 (9.35%) DNS
5 21 (8.54%) SAN
6 18 (7.32%) VPN
7 13 (5.28%) Network Security
7 13 (5.28%) TCP/IP
8 12 (4.88%) Internet
9 9 (3.66%) VoIP
10 8 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (2.85%) DHCP
11 7 (2.85%) VLAN
12 6 (2.44%) Intranet
12 6 (2.44%) LDAP
12 6 (2.44%) MPLS
12 6 (2.44%) NAS
12 6 (2.44%) SMTP
12 6 (2.44%) SSL
12 6 (2.44%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.69%) Oracle Database
3 13 (5.28%) NoSQL
4 10 (4.07%) Oracle Exadata
5 6 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.03%) Big Data
7 4 (1.63%) DB2
7 4 (1.63%) EDRMS
7 4 (1.63%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.63%) MySQL
7 4 (1.63%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.22%) Data Lake
8 3 (1.22%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.22%) Power BI
8 3 (1.22%) Redis
9 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.81%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 33 (13.41%) Jenkins
2 26 (10.57%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (3.25%) JIRA
5 6 (2.44%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.63%) Maven
6 4 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.22%) Artifactory
7 3 (1.22%) GitLab
7 3 (1.22%) Selenium
7 3 (1.22%) Subversion
8 2 (0.81%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.81%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.41%) Gradle
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
General
1 30 (12.20%) Finance
2 11 (4.47%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.44%) Law
4 5 (2.03%) Banking
4 5 (2.03%) Retail
5 4 (1.63%) Legal
5 4 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.22%) Games
7 2 (0.81%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.81%) Billing
8 1 (0.41%) Automotive
8 1 (0.41%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) Marketing
8 1 (0.41%) Publishing
8 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (26.83%) Architect
2 41 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (10.98%) Cloud Engineer
4 25 (10.16%) Cloud Architect
5 24 (9.76%) Solutions Architect
6 20 (8.13%) Consultant
7 19 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (5.69%) Automation Engineer
9 13 (5.28%) Technical Architect
10 12 (4.88%) Azure Engineer
11 11 (4.47%) Azure Consultant
11 11 (4.47%) Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (4.07%) Senior Cloud Engineer
13 9 (3.66%) AWS Architect
13 9 (3.66%) Security Architect
14 8 (3.25%) Analyst
14 8 (3.25%) AWS Engineer
14 8 (3.25%) Azure Architect
15 7 (2.85%) Linux Engineer
16 6 (2.44%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.38%) Web Services
2 13 (5.28%) Middleware
2 13 (5.28%) Node.js
3 11 (4.47%) .NET
4 10 (4.07%) JSON
5 8 (3.25%) jQuery
6 7 (2.85%) XML
7 6 (2.44%) REST
7 6 (2.44%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (2.03%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (2.03%) SOAP
9 4 (1.63%) .NET Core
9 4 (1.63%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.63%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (1.63%) Hibernate
9 4 (1.63%) LAMP
9 4 (1.63%) OAuth
9 4 (1.63%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (1.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 59 (23.98%) Data Centre
2 50 (20.33%) Public Cloud
3 32 (13.01%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (5.69%) Enterprise Cloud
5 13 (5.28%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 12 (4.88%) Virtual Team
7 11 (4.47%) Computer Science
8 10 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (3.25%) Management Information System
9 8 (3.25%) PKI
10 6 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (2.03%) EMC VNX
11 5 (2.03%) Oracle Exalogic
11 5 (2.03%) Replication
12 4 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.63%) Oracle Exalytics
12 4 (1.63%) User Experience
13 3 (1.22%) CESG
13 3 (1.22%) DataPower
13 3 (1.22%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 90 (36.59%) Windows
2 89 (36.18%) Linux
3 41 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 29 (11.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (10.16%) Unix
6 24 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (8.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (4.07%) Windows 10
9 8 (3.25%) AIX
10 6 (2.44%) CentOS
10 6 (2.44%) Solaris
11 5 (2.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 5 (2.03%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.22%) SUSE
12 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.41%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.41%) Debian
13 1 (0.41%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (31.30%) DevOps
2 69 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (17.07%) Migration
4 33 (13.41%) Configuration Management
5 23 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (6.91%) Information Security
8 16 (6.50%) Microservices
9 14 (5.69%) ITIL
9 14 (5.69%) TOGAF
10 13 (5.28%) High Availability
10 13 (5.28%) OO
10 13 (5.28%) Project Management
10 13 (5.28%) SOA
10 13 (5.28%) Test Automation
11 12 (4.88%) Load Balancing
12 11 (4.47%) Software Testing
13 10 (4.07%) Cybersecurity
14 9 (3.66%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 52 (21.14%) Python
2 31 (12.60%) Ruby
3 28 (11.38%) PowerShell
4 27 (10.98%) Java
4 27 (10.98%) SQL
5 25 (10.16%) C#
6 24 (9.76%) Bash Shell
7 15 (6.10%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.85%) PHP
9 5 (2.03%) Perl
9 5 (2.03%) Scala
10 3 (1.22%) Go
11 1 (0.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (7.72%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.10%) Degree
3 14 (5.69%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (5.28%) SC Cleared
5 11 (4.47%) CISSP
5 11 (4.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (3.25%) CISM
6 8 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (2.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 7 (2.85%) CCSP
8 6 (2.44%) CCNP
8 6 (2.44%) MCSE
9 5 (2.03%) CCNA
9 5 (2.03%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.81%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.81%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.81%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.41%) CCNP Voice
11 1 (0.41%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (3.25%) GAAP
2 8 (3.25%) GCP
2 8 (3.25%) QA
3 7 (2.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (2.03%) GDPR
5 3 (1.22%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.81%) COBIT
6 2 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.81%) PMO
6 2 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (17.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (16.26%) Docker
3 27 (10.98%) Active Directory
4 20 (8.13%) VMware NSX
5 17 (6.91%) Hyper-V
5 17 (6.91%) vSphere
6 13 (5.28%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (4.07%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (4.07%) XenDesktop
8 9 (3.66%) vCloud
9 5 (2.03%) XenApp
10 4 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.63%) XenServer
11 3 (1.22%) Xen
12 2 (0.81%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.81%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.41%) Ceph
13 1 (0.41%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 50 (20.33%) Ansible
2 39 (15.85%) Puppet
3 29 (11.79%) Kubernetes
4 28 (11.38%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.66%) Terraform
5 9 (3.66%) vRealize
6 6 (2.44%) Salt
7 5 (2.03%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (2.03%) Packer
7 5 (2.03%) SCOM
7 5 (2.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (1.63%) CFEngine
8 4 (1.63%) Graphite
8 4 (1.63%) PowerCLI
8 4 (1.63%) SCCM
8 4 (1.63%) SCOrch
8 4 (1.63%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.22%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.22%) Opsview
9 3 (1.22%) SELinux
Vendors
1 74 (30.08%) Microsoft
2 73 (29.67%) VMware
3 37 (15.04%) Oracle
4 32 (13.01%) Cisco
5 25 (10.16%) Citrix
6 22 (8.94%) IBM
7 18 (7.32%) EMC
7 18 (7.32%) NetApp
8 17 (6.91%) HP
9 13 (5.28%) Red Hat
10 12 (4.88%) Google
11 10 (4.07%) CheckPoint
12 9 (3.66%) Dell
12 9 (3.66%) Palo Alto
13 8 (3.25%) SaltStack
14 7 (2.85%) F5
15 6 (2.44%) Sun
16 5 (2.03%) CommVault
16 5 (2.03%) SAP
17 4 (1.63%) Symantec