Period
to 8 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 8 August 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 398 489 509
Rank change year-on-year +91 +20 +148
Contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud 123 351 390
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.42% 0.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.27% 1.46% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 237 299
Median daily rate £525 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £358 £425 £413
90th Percentile £870 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £43.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.91% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -36.36% -

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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 9,712 24,103 20,960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.08% 29.01% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,495 16,608 14,496
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £308
90th Percentile £688 £656 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 349 295
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.94% +20.51% -7.14%
10th Percentile £16.13 £13.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £51.75 £71.05 £74.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.88 £19.00
% change year-on-year +59.96% +15.16% -

Virtual Private Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Private Cloud in England

Virtual Private Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud in England.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Private Cloud in England

Virtual Private Cloud
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud in England over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Private Cloud in England

Virtual Private Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud in England.

Hourly rate trend for Virtual Private Cloud in England

Virtual Private Cloud
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud within the England region over the 6 months to 8 August 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
London +71 58 £575 -4.17% 6
North of England +86 35 £500 - 10
North West +69 19 £450 -10.00% 2
North East +30 15 £700 +41.41% 1
South East +148 11 £500 -9.09%
Midlands +88 11 £547 +36.68% 1
East Midlands +60 10 £547 +8.84%
South West +79 6 £550 +15.79% 1
East of England +82 4 £335 -45.19% 2
West Midlands +55 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +55 1 £500 -9.09% 7
Virtual Private Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for Virtual Private Cloud.

1 120 (97.56%) AWS
2 79 (64.23%) Terraform
3 74 (60.16%) Amazon EC2
4 73 (59.35%) DevOps
5 67 (54.47%) Docker
6 61 (49.59%) Amazon S3
6 61 (49.59%) Python
7 60 (48.78%) Kubernetes
8 56 (45.53%) AWS Lambda
8 56 (45.53%) Jenkins
9 53 (43.09%) Serverless
10 51 (41.46%) Linux
11 46 (37.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 43 (34.96%) Amazon RDS
13 42 (34.15%) Ansible
14 41 (33.33%) Infrastructure as Code
15 40 (32.52%) AWS CloudFormation
15 40 (32.52%) Agile Software Development
15 40 (32.52%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (30.89%) Java
17 33 (26.83%) Finance
17 33 (26.83%) Bash Shell
18 32 (26.02%) Azure
19 29 (23.58%) Configuration Management
19 29 (23.58%) Route 53
19 29 (23.58%) Amazon ECS
20 28 (22.76%) Public Cloud
20 28 (22.76%) Puppet
21 27 (21.95%) Git (software)
21 27 (21.95%) Windows

Virtual Private Cloud
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 14 (11.38%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (7.32%) Confluence
3 4 (3.25%) Apache
3 4 (3.25%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.44%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.44%) nginx
4 3 (2.44%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.63%) Drupal
5 2 (1.63%) Luigi
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.81%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.81%) JBoss
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.81%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (7.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 120 (97.56%) AWS
2 74 (60.16%) Amazon EC2
3 61 (49.59%) Amazon S3
4 56 (45.53%) AWS Lambda
5 53 (43.09%) Serverless
6 46 (37.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 40 (32.52%) AWS CloudFormation
8 32 (26.02%) Azure
9 29 (23.58%) Amazon ECS
9 29 (23.58%) Route 53
10 27 (21.95%) AWS CloudTrail
11 25 (20.33%) Amazon EKS
12 23 (18.70%) CloudFront
12 23 (18.70%) OpenShift
13 20 (16.26%) GitHub
14 19 (15.45%) AWS CodePipeline
15 11 (8.94%) Amazon ELB
15 11 (8.94%) Amazon SQS
16 10 (8.13%) Coveralls
16 10 (8.13%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 25 (20.33%) DNS
2 12 (9.76%) Firewall
2 12 (9.76%) HTTP
2 12 (9.76%) VPN
3 6 (4.88%) Network Security
3 6 (4.88%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.07%) SSL
5 3 (2.44%) BGP
5 3 (2.44%) DHCP
5 3 (2.44%) OSPF
5 3 (2.44%) Skype
6 2 (1.63%) LAN
6 2 (1.63%) WAN
7 1 (0.81%) DMZ
7 1 (0.81%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.81%) IPsec
7 1 (0.81%) SSH
7 1 (0.81%) VoIP
7 1 (0.81%) Wireless
7 1 (0.81%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (34.96%) Amazon RDS
2 20 (16.26%) NoSQL
3 14 (11.38%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (9.76%) Relational Database
5 10 (8.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 10 (8.13%) MongoDB
5 10 (8.13%) RDBMS
6 7 (5.69%) Big Data
6 7 (5.69%) MySQL
7 3 (2.44%) Amazon Aurora
7 3 (2.44%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (2.44%) BigQuery
7 3 (2.44%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (2.44%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.44%) Redis
8 2 (1.63%) ArangoDB
8 2 (1.63%) Azkaban
9 1 (0.81%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.81%) Impala
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 56 (45.53%) Jenkins
2 27 (21.95%) Git (software)
3 17 (13.82%) JIRA
4 11 (8.94%) Bitbucket Server
4 11 (8.94%) CircleCI
4 11 (8.94%) GoCD
4 11 (8.94%) Gradle
4 11 (8.94%) Maven
4 11 (8.94%) TeamCity
5 10 (8.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (8.13%) JUnit
5 10 (8.13%) SonarQube
6 9 (7.32%) Travis CI
7 8 (6.50%) Bitbucket
7 8 (6.50%) GitLab
8 6 (4.88%) Spinnaker
8 6 (4.88%) Terragrunt
9 4 (3.25%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.81%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.81%) Selenium
General
1 33 (26.83%) Finance
2 8 (6.50%) Banking
2 8 (6.50%) Public Sector
3 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.63%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Electronics
5 1 (0.81%) Front Office
5 1 (0.81%) Law
5 1 (0.81%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 46 (37.40%) DevOps Engineer
2 41 (33.33%) AWS Engineer
3 34 (27.64%) Cloud Engineer
4 25 (20.33%) Architect
5 18 (14.63%) AWS DevOps
5 18 (14.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 11 (8.94%) Platform Engineer
7 9 (7.32%) Cloud Architect
8 7 (5.69%) AWS Architect
8 7 (5.69%) Developer
8 7 (5.69%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 7 (5.69%) Python Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Analyst
9 5 (4.07%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 5 (4.07%) Security Engineer
10 4 (3.25%) Enterprise Architect
10 4 (3.25%) Network Engineer
10 4 (3.25%) Security Analyst
10 4 (3.25%) Senior DevOps
10 4 (3.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.63%) Web Services
2 15 (12.20%) .NET
2 15 (12.20%) Elastic Stack
3 13 (10.57%) REST
4 10 (8.13%) Node.js
5 9 (7.32%) GraphQL
6 7 (5.69%) Lambda Expressions
6 7 (5.69%) Swagger
7 6 (4.88%) RESTful
8 5 (4.07%) Kafka
9 4 (3.25%) React Native
10 3 (2.44%) CSS
10 3 (2.44%) HTML
10 3 (2.44%) HTML5
10 3 (2.44%) Spring
10 3 (2.44%) Spring Boot
11 2 (1.63%) Ajax
11 2 (1.63%) CSS3
11 2 (1.63%) LDAP
11 2 (1.63%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.76%) Public Cloud
2 14 (11.38%) Cloud Native
3 13 (10.57%) Linux Command Line
4 9 (7.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 8 (6.50%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (4.07%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.07%) PKI
7 4 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.25%) Replication
8 2 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.81%) Blog
9 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.81%) User Experience
9 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.81%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 51 (41.46%) Linux
2 27 (21.95%) Windows
3 22 (17.89%) Unix
4 5 (4.07%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.25%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (2.44%) Debian
6 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.81%) CentOS
7 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.81%) VMS
7 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (59.35%) DevOps
2 41 (33.33%) Infrastructure as Code
3 40 (32.52%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (32.52%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (23.58%) Configuration Management
5 25 (20.33%) Test Automation
6 23 (18.70%) Scrum
7 22 (17.89%) Continuous Delivery
8 18 (14.63%) Microservices
9 17 (13.82%) Deployment Automation
9 17 (13.82%) Load Balancing
10 16 (13.01%) Open Source
10 16 (13.01%) Software Engineering
11 13 (10.57%) Migration
12 11 (8.94%) Blue-Green Deployment
12 11 (8.94%) Immutable Infrastructure
12 11 (8.94%) TOGAF
13 10 (8.13%) Canary Deployment
14 9 (7.32%) DoDAF
14 9 (7.32%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 61 (49.59%) Python
2 38 (30.89%) Java
3 33 (26.83%) Bash Shell
4 22 (17.89%) SQL
5 10 (8.13%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.13%) Ruby
6 9 (7.32%) Go
6 9 (7.32%) Groovy
6 9 (7.32%) Scala
7 8 (6.50%) TypeScript
8 5 (4.07%) Java 8
8 5 (4.07%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.25%) C#
9 4 (3.25%) Perl
10 3 (2.44%) C
11 2 (1.63%) ES6
12 1 (0.81%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (11.38%) AWS Certification
2 12 (9.76%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.32%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (6.50%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.07%) Degree
6 4 (3.25%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (2.44%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.63%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.81%) CISA
9 1 (0.81%) CISM
9 1 (0.81%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.81%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.81%) ISSMP
9 1 (0.81%) LPIC
9 1 (0.81%) MCP
9 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.76%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) SLA
3 2 (1.63%) NCSC
3 2 (1.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.81%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.81%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.81%) NIST
System Software
1 67 (54.47%) Docker
2 7 (5.69%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.63%) Varnish
5 1 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.81%) HDFS
5 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 79 (64.23%) Terraform
2 60 (48.78%) Kubernetes
3 42 (34.15%) Ansible
4 28 (22.76%) Puppet
5 19 (15.45%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (15.45%) Packer
6 14 (11.38%) Prometheus
7 9 (7.32%) Grafana
8 5 (4.07%) Consul
8 5 (4.07%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (3.25%) Kibana
10 3 (2.44%) HAProxy
10 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (1.63%) Graylog
11 2 (1.63%) Nagios
11 2 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.81%) Argo
12 1 (0.81%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.81%) Istio
12 1 (0.81%) Mesos
Vendors
1 13 (10.57%) Cisco
1 13 (10.57%) Oracle
2 9 (7.32%) HP
2 9 (7.32%) IBM
2 9 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.32%) Sparx
3 8 (6.50%) Splunk
4 7 (5.69%) Google
5 6 (4.88%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.88%) Zscaler
6 4 (3.25%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.44%) AppDynamics
7 3 (2.44%) CloudEndure
7 3 (2.44%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.63%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.63%) Citrix
9 1 (0.81%) Murex
9 1 (0.81%) NetApp
9 1 (0.81%) SAP