Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 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)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 407 554 441
Rank change year-on-year +147 -113 +167
Contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud 131 171 478
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.26% 0.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.15% 0.86% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 128 372
Median daily rate £500 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £353 £405 £400
90th Percentile £648 £733 £675
UK median daily rate £517 £600 £550
% change year-on-year -13.83% +9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 11,420 19,982 23,512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.96% 30.23% 25.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,134 14,069 16,692
Median daily rate £488 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £303 £280 £306
90th Percentile £663 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £495 £490 £495
% change year-on-year +1.02% -1.01% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 289 276
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.82% +11.43% -1.41%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.10 £11.25
90th Percentile £59.88 £74.35 £42.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +15.38% +11.43% -2.78%

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 22 January 2021.

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 22 January 2021. 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 +110 81 £525 -14.98% 14
North of England +61 17 £473 -5.50% 4
North West +44 12 £450 - 4
South East +119 8 £350 -46.15% 4
Midlands +59 6 £461 +8.58% 1
West Midlands +48 6 £461 +19.09%
South West +95 5 £650 +15.56% 2
East of England +53 5 £335 -45.31% 6
Yorkshire +40 3 £475 -5.94%
North East +33 2 £550 -26.17%
Virtual Private Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 England region with a requirement for Virtual Private Cloud.

1 128 (97.71%) AWS
2 80 (61.07%) Amazon EC2
3 66 (50.38%) Amazon S3
4 65 (49.62%) DevOps
5 64 (48.85%) Python
6 61 (46.56%) Kubernetes
7 60 (45.80%) Serverless
8 59 (45.04%) AWS Lambda
8 59 (45.04%) Terraform
9 55 (41.98%) Agile Software Development
10 51 (38.93%) Docker
11 48 (36.64%) Linux
12 45 (34.35%) Amazon RDS
13 43 (32.82%) Jenkins
14 40 (30.53%) AWS CloudFormation
15 37 (28.24%) Amazon EKS
16 35 (26.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 34 (25.95%) Ansible
18 33 (25.19%) Microservices
18 33 (25.19%) Infrastructure as Code
19 32 (24.43%) Amazon SQS
20 31 (23.66%) Java
20 31 (23.66%) Scrum
20 31 (23.66%) Amazon ECS
21 29 (22.14%) Git (software)
22 28 (21.37%) Continuous Integration
22 28 (21.37%) Bash Shell
22 28 (21.37%) Continuous Delivery
23 27 (20.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
24 25 (19.08%) AWS Certification

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 10 (7.63%) Apache Spark
2 9 (6.87%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (6.11%) Confluence
4 6 (4.58%) Jupyter
5 5 (3.82%) nginx
6 4 (3.05%) Drupal
7 3 (2.29%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.53%) Apache
8 2 (1.53%) JBoss
8 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.53%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.76%) CMS
9 1 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 128 (97.71%) AWS
2 80 (61.07%) Amazon EC2
3 66 (50.38%) Amazon S3
4 60 (45.80%) Serverless
5 59 (45.04%) AWS Lambda
6 40 (30.53%) AWS CloudFormation
7 37 (28.24%) Amazon EKS
8 35 (26.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 32 (24.43%) Amazon SQS
10 31 (23.66%) Amazon ECS
11 24 (18.32%) Route 53
12 18 (13.74%) AWS CloudTrail
13 15 (11.45%) Amazon Kinesis
14 14 (10.69%) Amazon Cognito
14 14 (10.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 13 (9.92%) Amazon ELB
16 11 (8.40%) AWS CodeCommit
16 11 (8.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 11 (8.40%) GitHub
17 10 (7.63%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 25 (19.08%) VPN
2 9 (6.87%) DNS
3 8 (6.11%) Firewall
4 6 (4.58%) Network Security
5 5 (3.82%) DHCP
5 5 (3.82%) HTTP
6 4 (3.05%) SSL
7 3 (2.29%) Skype
7 3 (2.29%) SSH
8 2 (1.53%) FTP
8 2 (1.53%) Internet
8 2 (1.53%) SMTP
9 1 (0.76%) BGP
9 1 (0.76%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.76%) IPsec
9 1 (0.76%) LAN
9 1 (0.76%) VoIP
9 1 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.76%) Wireless
9 1 (0.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (34.35%) Amazon RDS
2 27 (20.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 23 (17.56%) NoSQL
4 22 (16.79%) MySQL
5 20 (15.27%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (15.27%) Relational Database
6 13 (9.92%) Amazon Aurora
7 11 (8.40%) Big Data
7 11 (8.40%) Hadoop
7 11 (8.40%) Redis
7 11 (8.40%) SQL Server
8 8 (6.11%) MongoDB
9 6 (4.58%) ArangoDB
10 5 (3.82%) Apache Hive
10 5 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (3.82%) RDBMS
11 4 (3.05%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (3.05%) Oracle Database
11 4 (3.05%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (2.29%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 43 (32.82%) Jenkins
2 29 (22.14%) Git (software)
3 19 (14.50%) JIRA
4 13 (9.92%) GitLab
5 10 (7.63%) SonarQube
6 7 (5.34%) JUnit
6 7 (5.34%) Mockito
7 6 (4.58%) Maven
8 5 (3.82%) Terragrunt
9 4 (3.05%) IntelliJ
9 4 (3.05%) SoapUI
9 4 (3.05%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (3.05%) Sublime Text
10 3 (2.29%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.29%) Selenium
10 3 (2.29%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.53%) CA Release Automation
11 2 (1.53%) RSpec
11 2 (1.53%) Subversion
11 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (11.45%) Finance
2 10 (7.63%) Banking
3 8 (6.11%) Public Sector
4 5 (3.82%) Front Office
5 3 (2.29%) Law
5 3 (2.29%) Retail
6 2 (1.53%) Advertising
7 1 (0.76%) Games
7 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (29.01%) DevOps Engineer
2 30 (22.90%) AWS Engineer
2 30 (22.90%) Developer
3 16 (12.21%) Cloud Engineer
4 14 (10.69%) Architect
4 14 (10.69%) AWS Developer
4 14 (10.69%) AWS DevOps
5 12 (9.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 9 (6.87%) Java Developer
7 6 (4.58%) AWS Architect
7 6 (4.58%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (4.58%) React Developer
8 5 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.82%) Senior DevOps
8 5 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.05%) DBA
9 4 (3.05%) Oracle DBA
9 4 (3.05%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 4 (3.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.05%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.74%) Node.js
2 16 (12.21%) Elastic Stack
3 15 (11.45%) .NET
4 13 (9.92%) Spring
4 13 (9.92%) Web Services
5 12 (9.16%) JSON
6 10 (7.63%) Spring Boot
7 9 (6.87%) REST
8 8 (6.11%) GraphQL
8 8 (6.11%) Kafka
8 8 (6.11%) React
9 7 (5.34%) JSON Schema
9 7 (5.34%) XML
9 7 (5.34%) XSD
10 6 (4.58%) .NET Framework
10 6 (4.58%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (4.58%) Entity Framework
10 6 (4.58%) React Native
10 6 (4.58%) Spark Streaming
10 6 (4.58%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.34%) Replication
2 5 (3.82%) User Experience
3 4 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.29%) FMCG
5 2 (1.53%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.53%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.53%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.53%) Social Media
6 1 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.76%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.76%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.76%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.76%) PKI
6 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 48 (36.64%) Linux
2 11 (8.40%) Windows
3 6 (4.58%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.82%) CentOS
4 5 (3.82%) Ubuntu
5 4 (3.05%) Amazon Linux
5 4 (3.05%) Unix
5 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (49.62%) DevOps
2 55 (41.98%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (25.19%) Infrastructure as Code
3 33 (25.19%) Microservices
4 31 (23.66%) Scrum
5 28 (21.37%) Continuous Delivery
5 28 (21.37%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (12.21%) TDD
7 15 (11.45%) Test Automation
8 13 (9.92%) Configuration Management
9 12 (9.16%) Auto-Scaling
9 12 (9.16%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (9.16%) Open Source
10 11 (8.40%) Continuous Deployment
11 10 (7.63%) Data Transformation
11 10 (7.63%) Mentoring
11 10 (7.63%) Migration
11 10 (7.63%) Service Management
11 10 (7.63%) Task Automation
12 9 (6.87%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 64 (48.85%) Python
2 31 (23.66%) Java
3 28 (21.37%) Bash Shell
4 23 (17.56%) SQL
5 9 (6.87%) C#
6 8 (6.11%) Shell Script
7 6 (4.58%) ES6
7 6 (4.58%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.82%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.82%) R
9 4 (3.05%) Ruby
10 3 (2.29%) Perl
10 3 (2.29%) PHP
10 3 (2.29%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.53%) C
11 2 (1.53%) Go
12 1 (0.76%) C++
12 1 (0.76%) Groovy
12 1 (0.76%) Java 8
12 1 (0.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 25 (19.08%) AWS Certification
2 24 (18.32%) SC Cleared
2 24 (18.32%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.11%) Degree
4 7 (5.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (4.58%) Master's Degree
6 3 (2.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.76%) CCA
8 1 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.76%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.05%) GDPR
2 3 (2.29%) QA
3 2 (1.53%) SLA
4 1 (0.76%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.76%) NIST
4 1 (0.76%) NIST 800
System Software
1 51 (38.93%) Docker
2 6 (4.58%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.82%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 4 (3.05%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.53%) UAG
5 2 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.53%) vSphere
6 1 (0.76%) HDFS
6 1 (0.76%) iptables
6 1 (0.76%) vCloud
6 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.76%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 61 (46.56%) Kubernetes
2 59 (45.04%) Terraform
3 34 (25.95%) Ansible
4 18 (13.74%) Prometheus
5 11 (8.40%) Istio
6 9 (6.87%) Grafana
7 7 (5.34%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (4.58%) Consul
8 6 (4.58%) Kibana
9 5 (3.82%) Packer
9 5 (3.82%) Puppet
10 4 (3.05%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 4 (3.05%) Foglight
11 3 (2.29%) HAProxy
12 2 (1.53%) logstash
12 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
13 1 (0.76%) PowerCLI
13 1 (0.76%) Rancher
13 1 (0.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (8.40%) Oracle
2 5 (3.82%) CheckPoint
3 4 (3.05%) Hortonworks
4 3 (2.29%) Cisco
4 3 (2.29%) Google
4 3 (2.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.29%) VMware
5 2 (1.53%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.53%) CloudEndure
5 2 (1.53%) Databricks
5 2 (1.53%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.53%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.53%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.76%) BeyondTrust
6 1 (0.76%) Black Duck
6 1 (0.76%) ForeScout
6 1 (0.76%) Okta
6 1 (0.76%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.76%) WooCommerce