Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 484 499 634
Rank change year-on-year +15 +135 +209
Contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud 344 404 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.43% 0.21%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.42% 1.91% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 313 138
England median daily rate £575 £550 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +9.45% +11.67%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £399
90th Percentile £678 £649 £613
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £503
% change year-on-year +4.55% +9.45% +11.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
England median hourly rate £43.50 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.91% - -
UK median hourly rate £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 24,180 21,151 13,609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.08% 22.47% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,637 14,638 9,339
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £310 £306 £275
90th Percentile £660 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £456
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.11% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 301 191
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.88% -8.33% +7.09%
10th Percentile £13.30 £12.00 £10.96
90th Percentile £73.75 £73.75 £61.00
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +13.16% - -3.11%

Virtual Private Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Virtual Private Cloud as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Private Cloud in England

Virtual Private Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud in England over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Private Cloud in England

Virtual Private Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Private Cloud in England

Virtual Private Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud in England over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor hourly 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 17 August 2019. 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 -28 200 £600 +9.09% 42
North of England +25 67 £500 -9.09% 9
South East +41 35 £550 +29.03% 2
North West +4 27 £500 -13.04% 6
Yorkshire -1 20 £550 - 1
South West -6 20 £475 -
North East - 20 £495 - 2
Midlands +31 16 £400 -15.79%
West Midlands +28 12 £363 -23.68%
East of England +24 5 £610 +7.02% 5
East Midlands +17 4 £502 +5.74%
Virtual Private Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 340 (98.84%) Amazon AWS
2 235 (68.31%) DevOps
3 232 (67.44%) Amazon EC2
4 211 (61.34%) Linux
5 200 (58.14%) Amazon S3
6 199 (57.85%) Python
7 186 (54.07%) Jenkins
8 169 (49.13%) Ansible
9 151 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
10 150 (43.60%) Terraform
11 144 (41.86%) Docker
12 141 (40.99%) Amazon RDS
13 126 (36.63%) Git (software)
14 119 (34.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 116 (33.72%) Puppet
16 113 (32.85%) Serverless
17 112 (32.56%) Configuration Management
18 111 (32.27%) AWS Lambda
19 109 (31.69%) Route 53
20 108 (31.40%) Kubernetes
21 107 (31.10%) AWS CloudFormation
21 107 (31.10%) Opscode Chef
22 105 (30.52%) Java
23 104 (30.23%) Amazon ELB
24 102 (29.65%) Bash Shell
25 84 (24.42%) Continuous Integration
26 78 (22.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 77 (22.38%) Amazon ECS
28 75 (21.80%) JIRA
29 71 (20.64%) Microservices

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 58 (16.86%) Confluence
2 41 (11.92%) Apache
3 29 (8.43%) nginx
4 10 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (2.62%) IIS
6 7 (2.03%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.45%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.45%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.16%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.58%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.58%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.58%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.29%) Jetty
10 1 (0.29%) SAS
10 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 340 (98.84%) Amazon AWS
2 232 (67.44%) Amazon EC2
3 200 (58.14%) Amazon S3
4 119 (34.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 113 (32.85%) Serverless
6 111 (32.27%) AWS Lambda
7 109 (31.69%) Route 53
8 107 (31.10%) AWS CloudFormation
9 104 (30.23%) Amazon ELB
10 77 (22.38%) Amazon ECS
11 54 (15.70%) Amazon SQS
12 52 (15.12%) CloudFront
13 43 (12.50%) Amazon Glacier
14 41 (11.92%) AWS CloudTrail
15 35 (10.17%) Datadog
16 34 (9.88%) GitHub
17 22 (6.40%) Amazon EKS
17 22 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
18 19 (5.52%) Amazon EMR
19 15 (4.36%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 50 (14.53%) VPN
2 33 (9.59%) HTTP
3 30 (8.72%) Firewall
4 22 (6.40%) DNS
5 16 (4.65%) Internet
5 16 (4.65%) Network Security
6 15 (4.36%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.03%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (1.74%) BGP
8 6 (1.74%) OSPF
9 5 (1.45%) WAN
10 4 (1.16%) SAN
11 3 (0.87%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (0.87%) DHCP
11 3 (0.87%) DMZ
11 3 (0.87%) IPsec
11 3 (0.87%) MPLS
11 3 (0.87%) VLAN
12 2 (0.58%) LAN
12 2 (0.58%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (40.99%) Amazon RDS
2 34 (9.88%) MySQL
3 33 (9.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 33 (9.59%) MongoDB
4 27 (7.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 23 (6.69%) Relational Database
6 21 (6.10%) Big Data
7 19 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (3.78%) SQL Server
9 11 (3.20%) Hadoop
10 8 (2.33%) Apache Hive
11 6 (1.74%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.45%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (1.45%) HBase
13 3 (0.87%) BigQuery
13 3 (0.87%) Bigtable
13 3 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.87%) Presto
13 3 (0.87%) Snowflake Schema
14 2 (0.58%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 186 (54.07%) Jenkins
2 126 (36.63%) Git (software)
3 75 (21.80%) JIRA
4 39 (11.34%) GitLab
5 38 (11.05%) Sonatype Nexus
6 36 (10.47%) SonarQube
7 11 (3.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (3.20%) Bitbucket
8 10 (2.91%) Subversion
9 9 (2.62%) Maven
10 8 (2.33%) Vagrant
11 6 (1.74%) Artifactory
12 5 (1.45%) FishEye
13 4 (1.16%) Hudson
14 3 (0.87%) Bitbucket Server
14 3 (0.87%) CircleCI
14 3 (0.87%) Cucumber
14 3 (0.87%) Selenium
14 3 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
15 2 (0.58%) GoCD
General
1 69 (20.06%) Finance
2 9 (2.62%) Retail
3 8 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.74%) Games
5 5 (1.45%) Banking
6 4 (1.16%) Billing
6 4 (1.16%) Electronics
6 4 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.16%) Marketing
7 3 (0.87%) Law
8 2 (0.58%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 148 (43.02%) DevOps Engineer
2 110 (31.98%) AWS Engineer
3 69 (20.06%) AWS DevOps
4 63 (18.31%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 49 (14.24%) Architect
6 44 (12.79%) Developer
7 39 (11.34%) Cloud Engineer
8 33 (9.59%) Java Developer
9 26 (7.56%) AWS Architect
9 26 (7.56%) Senior DevOps
10 25 (7.27%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 19 (5.52%) Security Engineer
12 17 (4.94%) Cloud Architect
12 17 (4.94%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
12 17 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (4.94%) Network Engineer
13 16 (4.65%) Platform Engineer
14 15 (4.36%) Infrastructure Architect
15 12 (3.49%) AWS Developer
16 11 (3.20%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (16.28%) Web Services
2 41 (11.92%) Node.js
3 40 (11.63%) Kafka
4 32 (9.30%) JSON
5 26 (7.56%) REST
6 25 (7.27%) Elastic Stack
7 23 (6.69%) SOAP
8 22 (6.40%) Apache NiFi
8 22 (6.40%) JMS
8 22 (6.40%) XML
9 14 (4.07%) LEMP Stack
10 9 (2.62%) OAuth
11 8 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (2.03%) .NET
12 7 (2.03%) LAMP
12 7 (2.03%) OAuth2
13 6 (1.74%) RESTful
13 6 (1.74%) Swagger
14 5 (1.45%) AngularJS
14 5 (1.45%) React
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.56%) Cloud Native
2 22 (6.40%) PKI
3 17 (4.94%) Data Structures
3 17 (4.94%) Public Cloud
4 14 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.07%) Clustering
4 14 (4.07%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.20%) Linux Command Line
6 10 (2.91%) Analytical Mindset
7 4 (1.16%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.58%) NHS
9 2 (0.58%) Replication
10 1 (0.29%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.29%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.29%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 211 (61.34%) Linux
2 78 (22.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 65 (18.90%) Windows
4 42 (12.21%) Unix
5 41 (11.92%) CentOS
6 27 (7.85%) Windows Server
7 15 (4.36%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.45%) CoreOS
10 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.58%) Debian
11 2 (0.58%) Solaris
12 1 (0.29%) AIX
12 1 (0.29%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.29%) Fedora
12 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (68.31%) DevOps
2 151 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (32.56%) Configuration Management
4 84 (24.42%) Continuous Integration
5 71 (20.64%) Microservices
6 65 (18.90%) Migration
7 52 (15.12%) Continuous Delivery
8 45 (13.08%) TDD
9 38 (11.05%) Infrastructure as Code
9 38 (11.05%) Scrum
10 32 (9.30%) Data Encryption
11 28 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 26 (7.56%) Data Modelling
13 25 (7.27%) Open Source
14 24 (6.98%) Coaching
14 24 (6.98%) ETL
14 24 (6.98%) Fintech
15 23 (6.69%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (6.40%) Data Cleansing
16 22 (6.40%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 199 (57.85%) Python
2 105 (30.52%) Java
3 102 (29.65%) Bash Shell
4 26 (7.56%) PowerShell
5 25 (7.27%) Java 8
5 25 (7.27%) Shell Script
5 25 (7.27%) SQL
6 24 (6.98%) Ruby
7 21 (6.10%) JavaScript
8 14 (4.07%) Perl
9 13 (3.78%) Go
10 11 (3.20%) Groovy
10 11 (3.20%) PHP
11 9 (2.62%) Scala
12 5 (1.45%) C#
13 4 (1.16%) C
13 4 (1.16%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 2 (0.58%) Korn
15 1 (0.29%) PHP 7
15 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (20.35%) Security Cleared
2 58 (16.86%) SC Cleared
3 47 (13.66%) AWS Certification
4 32 (9.30%) RHCE
5 12 (3.49%) CTC Cleared
6 8 (2.33%) Degree
7 5 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.16%) CCNP
9 3 (0.87%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.58%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.29%) CCIE
11 1 (0.29%) CCNA
11 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.10%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.03%) QA
3 5 (1.45%) GDPR
4 4 (1.16%) SLA
5 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.29%) COBIT
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 144 (41.86%) Docker
2 29 (8.43%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.74%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.74%) LXC
3 6 (1.74%) Squid
4 3 (0.87%) HDFS
5 2 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.58%) vSphere
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 169 (49.13%) Ansible
2 150 (43.60%) Terraform
3 116 (33.72%) Puppet
4 108 (31.40%) Kubernetes
5 107 (31.10%) Opscode Chef
6 36 (10.47%) Packer
7 26 (7.56%) Prometheus
8 23 (6.69%) Grafana
9 19 (5.52%) Rancher
10 13 (3.78%) Consul
10 13 (3.78%) HAProxy
10 13 (3.78%) SCCM
11 10 (2.91%) ZABBIX
12 8 (2.33%) Salt
13 7 (2.03%) Suricata
14 6 (1.74%) Istio
14 6 (1.74%) Nagios
14 6 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
15 5 (1.45%) Graphite
15 5 (1.45%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 49 (14.24%) Splunk
2 44 (12.79%) Red Hat
3 41 (11.92%) Atlassian
4 34 (9.88%) Oracle
5 15 (4.36%) Microsoft
6 14 (4.07%) Google
7 13 (3.78%) Black Duck
7 13 (3.78%) Citrix
7 13 (3.78%) Qualys
8 10 (2.91%) New Relic
9 9 (2.62%) Cisco
10 7 (2.03%) Palo Alto
10 7 (2.03%) Ping Identity
10 7 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.74%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.45%) AppDynamics
12 5 (1.45%) Dynatrace
12 5 (1.45%) Rackspace
12 5 (1.45%) SAP
12 5 (1.45%) VMware