Period
to 22 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Virtual Private Cloud skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Private Cloud over the 6 months to 22 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 160 116 198
Rank change year-on-year -44 +82 +17
Contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud 14 6 31
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.38% 0.34% 0.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.02% 0.98% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 29
10th Percentile £475 £493 £524
25th Percentile £484 £536 £563
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £593 £600
Median % change year-on-year -5.06% -1.25% +14.29%
75th Percentile £654 £629 £650
90th Percentile £668 £669 £850
Central London median daily rate £575 £568 £600
% change year-on-year +1.32% -5.42% +14.29%

Virtual Private Cloud is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,375 610 2,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.62% 34.31% 33.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,047 481 1,655
10th Percentile £374 £313 £363
25th Percentile £463 £425 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £515 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% -1.90% +2.44%
75th Percentile £644 £588 £600
90th Percentile £725 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 18
10th Percentile £13.63 £16.50 £17.15
25th Percentile £13.88 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate £14.25 £21.25 £21.25
Median % change year-on-year -32.94% - +11.84%
75th Percentile £26.63 £28.81 £23.69
90th Percentile £35.00 £40.18 £31.69
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% -1.16% +10.26%

Virtual Private Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Virtual Private Cloud as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Private Cloud in the City of London

Virtual Private Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Private Cloud in the City of London

Virtual Private Cloud
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Private Cloud in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Virtual Private Cloud.

1 12 (85.71%) AWS
2 9 (64.29%) DevOps
3 7 (50.00%) Terraform
4 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure as Code
4 6 (42.86%) Linux
4 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 5 (35.71%) Amazon S3
5 5 (35.71%) Serverless
5 5 (35.71%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (35.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (28.57%) Docker
6 4 (28.57%) Amazon EKS
6 4 (28.57%) Amazon ECS
6 4 (28.57%) AWS Fargate
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 4 (28.57%) Python
7 3 (21.43%) LDAP
7 3 (21.43%) VPN
7 3 (21.43%) SAML
7 3 (21.43%) Migration
7 3 (21.43%) OAuth
7 3 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (21.43%) Observability
7 3 (21.43%) Strategic Thinking
7 3 (21.43%) CircleCI
7 3 (21.43%) OAuth2
7 3 (21.43%) Jenkins

Virtual Private Cloud
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) Apache Spark
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 12 (85.71%) AWS
2 5 (35.71%) Amazon S3
2 5 (35.71%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (35.71%) AWS Lambda
2 5 (35.71%) Serverless
3 4 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (28.57%) Amazon ECS
3 4 (28.57%) Amazon EKS
3 4 (28.57%) AWS Fargate
4 3 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (14.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (14.29%) AWS Direct Connect
5 2 (14.29%) Azure
5 2 (14.29%) GCP
5 2 (14.29%) SaaS
5 2 (14.29%) Stackdriver
6 1 (7.14%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (7.14%) Amazon Macie
6 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (7.14%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon Athena
3 1 (7.14%) Big Data
3 1 (7.14%) Data Lake
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
3 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) CircleCI
1 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) TeamCity
3 1 (7.14%) GitLab
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Cloud Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) AWS Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) AWS Architect
4 2 (14.29%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) LDAP Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Architect
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Data Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Reliability Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Platform Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) LDAP
1 3 (21.43%) OAuth
1 3 (21.43%) OAuth2
1 3 (21.43%) SAML
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Core
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
3 1 (7.14%) Node.js
3 1 (7.14%) Vue.js
3 1 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) DevOps
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure as Code
3 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Observability
4 3 (21.43%) Strategic Thinking
5 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 2 (14.29%) Cost Management
5 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 2 (14.29%) Information Security
5 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 2 (14.29%) Release Management
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.14%) Bicep
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) AWS Certification
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) Terraform
2 3 (21.43%) Kubernetes
3 2 (14.29%) Ansible
4 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Databricks
2 1 (7.14%) Google
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft