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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 27 June 2022 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
27 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 526 543 444
Rank change year-on-year +17 -99 +40
Contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud 242 122 127
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.24% 0.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.96% 0.67% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 92 107
10th Percentile £438 £366 £411
25th Percentile £495 £430 £461
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -5.58%
75th Percentile £670 £575 £644
90th Percentile £702 £650 £888
UK median daily rate £600 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% -4.35%

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 25,332 18,130 11,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.66% 35.62% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,681 12,924 8,282
10th Percentile £320 £325 £313
25th Percentile £444 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £510 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 299 165
10th Percentile £13.61 £11.25 £12.75
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.13 £16.50
Median hourly rate £20.09 £21.05 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +5.25% -2.44%
75th Percentile £43.75 £39.50 £34.50
90th Percentile £75.00 £64.60 £55.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.64 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.65% +8.20% -2.44%

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 27 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram 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 27 June 2022. 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
Jobs
London -35 129 £625 +25.00% 26
North of England -18 43 £613 +19.51% 9
North West -15 36 £613 +19.51% 4
South East -38 13 £475 - 3
Midlands -39 11 £493 +3.79% 2
West Midlands -30 8 £495 +4.21% 2
Yorkshire -29 7 £600 +24.68% 4
South West -11 5 £525 -19.23% 3
East of England -27 4 £475 +40.74% 1
East Midlands - 3 £450 -
Virtual Private Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2022, 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.

1 242 (100.00%) AWS
2 175 (72.31%) Terraform
3 158 (65.29%) DevOps
4 149 (61.57%) Amazon EC2
5 118 (48.76%) Python
5 118 (48.76%) CI/CD
6 106 (43.80%) Docker
7 105 (43.39%) Linux
8 97 (40.08%) Agile
9 96 (39.67%) Jenkins
10 94 (38.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 91 (37.60%) Ansible
12 89 (36.78%) Kubernetes
13 88 (36.36%) AWS CloudFormation
14 80 (33.06%) Infrastructure as Code
15 79 (32.64%) Amazon S3
16 77 (31.82%) DNS
16 77 (31.82%) Serverless
17 76 (31.40%) AWS Lambda
18 74 (30.58%) Bash
19 68 (28.10%) Git (software)
19 68 (28.10%) Continuous Integration
20 67 (27.69%) Prometheus
21 63 (26.03%) GCP
22 62 (25.62%) Amazon RDS
23 60 (24.79%) GitLab
24 56 (23.14%) Configuration Management
25 55 (22.73%) TCP/IP
25 55 (22.73%) Continuous Deployment
26 53 (21.90%) VPN

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 42 (17.36%) nginx
2 30 (12.40%) Traefik
3 16 (6.61%) Confluence
4 5 (2.07%) IIS
5 3 (1.24%) Drupal
5 3 (1.24%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.83%) Apache
6 2 (0.83%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.83%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.41%) uWSGI
Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
1 5 (2.07%) MS Visio
1 5 (2.07%) S-PLUS
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 242 (100.00%) AWS
2 149 (61.57%) Amazon EC2
3 94 (38.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 88 (36.36%) AWS CloudFormation
5 79 (32.64%) Amazon S3
6 77 (31.82%) Serverless
7 76 (31.40%) AWS Lambda
8 63 (26.03%) GCP
9 48 (19.83%) AWS Direct Connect
10 40 (16.53%) Amazon ELB
11 39 (16.12%) Route 53
12 37 (15.29%) AWS CloudTrail
13 36 (14.88%) Azure
14 25 (10.33%) Amazon ECS
15 18 (7.44%) Amazon EKS
15 18 (7.44%) Azure AKS
16 16 (6.61%) AWS KMS
16 16 (6.61%) GitHub
17 14 (5.79%) CloudFront
17 14 (5.79%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 77 (31.82%) DNS
2 55 (22.73%) TCP/IP
3 53 (21.90%) VPN
4 32 (13.22%) Firewall
5 17 (7.02%) SSL
6 9 (3.72%) Network Security
6 9 (3.72%) tcpdump
7 8 (3.31%) HTTP
8 7 (2.89%) BGP
8 7 (2.89%) EIGRP
8 7 (2.89%) MPLS
8 7 (2.89%) OSPF
8 7 (2.89%) WAN
9 6 (2.48%) DHCP
9 6 (2.48%) SSH
10 5 (2.07%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (2.07%) HSRP
10 5 (2.07%) NX-OS
10 5 (2.07%) RIP
10 5 (2.07%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (25.62%) Amazon RDS
2 23 (9.50%) DynamoDB
3 21 (8.68%) Relational Database
4 11 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (3.72%) Amazon Redshift
5 9 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.31%) Amazon Aurora
6 8 (3.31%) MySQL
6 8 (3.31%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.89%) SQL Server
8 5 (2.07%) Amazon Athena
8 5 (2.07%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.07%) Pentaho
9 4 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.24%) Metadata
10 3 (1.24%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.24%) Redis
11 2 (0.83%) Big Data
11 2 (0.83%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 96 (39.67%) Jenkins
2 68 (28.10%) Git (software)
3 60 (24.79%) GitLab
4 25 (10.33%) JIRA
5 13 (5.37%) Bitbucket
6 12 (4.96%) SonarQube
7 7 (2.89%) git-flow
8 6 (2.48%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (1.65%) Artifactory
9 4 (1.65%) Maven
9 4 (1.65%) Subversion
9 4 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.24%) Gradle
10 3 (1.24%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.24%) Terragrunt
11 2 (0.83%) Bitbucket Server
11 2 (0.83%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.41%) Mocha
12 1 (0.41%) NSubstitute
General
1 46 (19.01%) Finance
2 26 (10.74%) Social Skills
3 25 (10.33%) Public Sector
4 13 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.72%) Banking
6 8 (3.31%) Games
7 7 (2.89%) Publishing
8 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.24%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (1.24%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.24%) Legal
9 3 (1.24%) Retail
10 2 (0.83%) Front Office
10 2 (0.83%) Marketing
10 2 (0.83%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.41%) Automotive
11 1 (0.41%) Electronics
11 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.41%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (52.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 69 (28.51%) AWS Engineer
3 57 (23.55%) AWS DevOps
4 52 (21.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 19 (7.85%) Architect
5 19 (7.85%) Cloud Engineer
6 14 (5.79%) Developer
7 13 (5.37%) AWS Architect
7 13 (5.37%) Operations Engineer
8 9 (3.72%) Cloud Architect
8 9 (3.72%) Network Engineer
9 8 (3.31%) Software Engineer
10 7 (2.89%) Platform Engineer
10 7 (2.89%) Project Manager
10 7 (2.89%) Python Developer
11 6 (2.48%) AWS Developer
11 6 (2.48%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 6 (2.48%) Python Engineer
12 5 (2.07%) GCP Engineer
12 5 (2.07%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (16.53%) cloud-init
2 12 (4.96%) Elastic Stack
2 12 (4.96%) JSON
3 11 (4.55%) Node.js
4 8 (3.31%) .NET
5 7 (2.89%) React
6 6 (2.48%) CSS
6 6 (2.48%) HTML
6 6 (2.48%) Middleware
6 6 (2.48%) REST
6 6 (2.48%) RESTful
7 5 (2.07%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.07%) Kafka
7 5 (2.07%) Spring Boot
7 5 (2.07%) YAML
8 4 (1.65%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.65%) LDAP
9 3 (1.24%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (1.24%) OAuth
9 3 (1.24%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.12%) PKI
2 31 (12.81%) Clustering
3 25 (10.33%) Public Cloud
4 15 (6.20%) Cloud Native
5 8 (3.31%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (3.31%) Data Structures
5 8 (3.31%) Over-the-Top Content
6 7 (2.89%) Algorithms
6 7 (2.89%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.89%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.07%) MPEG
7 5 (2.07%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.24%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.24%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (0.83%) BBC
10 2 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.83%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 105 (43.39%) Linux
2 45 (18.60%) CentOS
2 45 (18.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 40 (16.53%) Windows
4 11 (4.55%) Unix
5 9 (3.72%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.65%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (0.83%) Debian
7 2 (0.83%) VMS
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.41%) CatOS
8 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (65.29%) DevOps
2 118 (48.76%) CI/CD
3 97 (40.08%) Agile
4 80 (33.06%) Infrastructure as Code
5 68 (28.10%) Continuous Integration
6 56 (23.14%) Configuration Management
7 55 (22.73%) Continuous Deployment
8 51 (21.07%) Microservices
9 46 (19.01%) Load Balancing
10 35 (14.46%) Migration
11 32 (13.22%) Unit Testing
12 30 (12.40%) Continuous Delivery
13 29 (11.98%) Auto-Scaling
14 23 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (9.50%) Scrum
15 15 (6.20%) Software Engineering
16 13 (5.37%) Test Automation
17 12 (4.96%) Data Protection
18 11 (4.55%) Security Monitoring
19 10 (4.13%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 118 (48.76%) Python
2 74 (30.58%) Bash
3 51 (21.07%) Ruby
4 44 (18.18%) Go
5 38 (15.70%) Java
6 28 (11.57%) PowerShell
7 21 (8.68%) JavaScript
8 19 (7.85%) SQL
9 16 (6.61%) Shell Script
10 15 (6.20%) Perl
11 8 (3.31%) C
11 8 (3.31%) Groovy
12 5 (2.07%) C#
13 2 (0.83%) PHP
13 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.41%) C++
14 1 (0.41%) Cython
14 1 (0.41%) ES6
14 1 (0.41%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 50 (20.66%) Security Cleared
2 47 (19.42%) SC Cleared
3 19 (7.85%) AWS Certification
4 7 (2.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.65%) CCNP
7 3 (1.24%) CISSP
7 3 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.83%) CEH
8 2 (0.83%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.83%) SANS
9 1 (0.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.41%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.41%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (16.12%) NCSC
2 7 (2.89%) SLA
3 5 (2.07%) PMO
4 4 (1.65%) QA
5 3 (1.24%) GDPR
6 2 (0.83%) MiFID
7 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.41%) NIST
System Software
1 106 (43.80%) Docker
2 43 (17.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.02%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.65%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 4 (1.65%) Squid
6 3 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.83%) NFS
7 2 (0.83%) Snort
7 2 (0.83%) XenApp
8 1 (0.41%) pfSense
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 175 (72.31%) Terraform
2 91 (37.60%) Ansible
3 89 (36.78%) Kubernetes
4 67 (27.69%) Prometheus
5 49 (20.25%) Istio
5 49 (20.25%) Packer
6 41 (16.94%) Puppet
7 38 (15.70%) Graphite
7 38 (15.70%) ZABBIX
8 35 (14.46%) Consul
9 34 (14.05%) HAProxy
10 32 (13.22%) Docker Swarm
11 31 (12.81%) Podman
12 30 (12.40%) linkerd
13 15 (6.20%) Opscode Chef
14 10 (4.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 8 (3.31%) Grafana
16 4 (1.65%) FortiGate
16 4 (1.65%) Nagios
17 3 (1.24%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 49 (20.25%) Splunk
2 48 (19.83%) VMware
3 38 (15.70%) PagerDuty
4 15 (6.20%) Microsoft
5 10 (4.13%) Google
6 8 (3.31%) Cisco
6 8 (3.31%) F5
6 8 (3.31%) New Relic
7 7 (2.89%) Oracle
8 5 (2.07%) Dynatrace
8 5 (2.07%) Juniper
8 5 (2.07%) Talend
9 4 (1.65%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.65%) HP
9 4 (1.65%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.24%) Black Duck
10 3 (1.24%) CA
10 3 (1.24%) Checkmarx
10 3 (1.24%) CloudEndure
10 3 (1.24%) Sonatype