Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 426 599 696
Rank change year-on-year +173 +97 +76
Contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud 470 257 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.28% 0.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.12% 1.55% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 199 109
England median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +15.94%
10th Percentile £400 £425 £358
90th Percentile £675 £650 £600
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 22,177 16,530 11,498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 24.69% 18.05% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,430 11,588 7,939
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £291
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 204 151
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.56 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.72% -2.30% -12.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £58.75 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.63 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.04% -1.97% -12.20%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +101 305 £550 - 41
North of England +52 87 £525 +21.39% 4
Yorkshire - 58 £550 - 1
Midlands +19 40 £488 -11.36% 3
East Midlands +35 31 £488 +2.63%
North West +8 27 £450 +4.05% 3
South West -24 15 £470 -1.05% 4
South East +3 13 £445 -1.11% 6
East of England +2 9 £579 +5.23% 1
West Midlands -25 9 £360 -34.55% 3
North East - 6 £500 -
Virtual Private Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 469 (99.79%) Amazon AWS
2 345 (73.40%) Amazon EC2
3 304 (64.68%) DevOps
4 282 (60.00%) Amazon S3
5 247 (52.55%) Jenkins
6 234 (49.79%) Ansible
7 199 (42.34%) Linux
8 197 (41.91%) Python
9 171 (36.38%) Puppet
10 160 (34.04%) Opscode Chef
11 158 (33.62%) Terraform
12 157 (33.40%) Amazon RDS
13 155 (32.98%) Docker
14 149 (31.70%) Serverless
15 140 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
16 128 (27.23%) AWS CloudFormation
17 125 (26.60%) AWS Lambda
18 121 (25.74%) Amazon ELB
19 119 (25.32%) Route 53
20 117 (24.89%) Web Services
21 113 (24.04%) Splunk
22 103 (21.91%) Git (software)
23 101 (21.49%) Kubernetes
24 96 (20.43%) VPN
25 95 (20.21%) Bash Shell
26 90 (19.15%) PowerShell
27 89 (18.94%) SQL
28 83 (17.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 82 (17.45%) Java
29 82 (17.45%) 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 51 (10.85%) Confluence
2 45 (9.57%) IIS
3 17 (3.62%) nginx
4 14 (2.98%) Apache
5 12 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (2.34%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.85%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.64%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.43%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.21%) CMS
10 1 (0.21%) Drupal
10 1 (0.21%) Mule
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (7.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 33 (7.02%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 469 (99.79%) Amazon AWS
2 345 (73.40%) Amazon EC2
3 282 (60.00%) Amazon S3
4 149 (31.70%) Serverless
5 128 (27.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 125 (26.60%) AWS Lambda
7 121 (25.74%) Amazon ELB
8 119 (25.32%) Route 53
9 79 (16.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 47 (10.00%) Amazon SQS
11 43 (9.15%) AWS CloudTrail
12 38 (8.09%) Google Cloud Platform
13 37 (7.87%) Datadog
14 35 (7.45%) CloudFront
15 31 (6.60%) Amazon EMR
16 29 (6.17%) Amazon Glacier
17 28 (5.96%) OpenShift
18 22 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
19 20 (4.26%) Amazon Kinesis
20 19 (4.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (20.43%) VPN
2 82 (17.45%) Firewall
3 63 (13.40%) DNS
4 44 (9.36%) Network Security
5 43 (9.15%) TCP/IP
6 42 (8.94%) HTTP
7 41 (8.72%) Cisco Nexus
8 20 (4.26%) LAN
8 20 (4.26%) WAN
9 19 (4.04%) BGP
9 19 (4.04%) OSPF
10 16 (3.40%) WLAN
11 15 (3.19%) MPLS
12 14 (2.98%) ICMP
13 9 (1.91%) SSL
14 8 (1.70%) OpenVPN
15 7 (1.49%) DHCP
15 7 (1.49%) SSH
16 5 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (1.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (33.40%) Amazon RDS
2 77 (16.38%) MySQL
3 52 (11.06%) SQL Server
4 51 (10.85%) Amazon Redshift
5 45 (9.57%) MongoDB
6 44 (9.36%) Amazon Aurora
7 39 (8.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 38 (8.09%) Big Data
8 38 (8.09%) Hadoop
9 36 (7.66%) Apache Cassandra
10 30 (6.38%) NoSQL
11 29 (6.17%) Apache Hive
12 28 (5.96%) Impala
12 28 (5.96%) Sqoop
13 24 (5.11%) Relational Database
14 23 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
15 18 (3.83%) Redis
16 5 (1.06%) Amazon Athena
16 5 (1.06%) Oracle Database
16 5 (1.06%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 247 (52.55%) Jenkins
2 103 (21.91%) Git (software)
3 58 (12.34%) JIRA
4 56 (11.91%) GitLab
5 46 (9.79%) Sonatype Nexus
6 37 (7.87%) SonarQube
7 19 (4.04%) Bitbucket
8 18 (3.83%) Octopus Deploy
9 17 (3.62%) Maven
10 9 (1.91%) Ant
11 8 (1.70%) JUnit
12 7 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (1.28%) Subversion
13 6 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (1.06%) Gradle
14 5 (1.06%) Liquibase
15 4 (0.85%) Artifactory
15 4 (0.85%) FishEye
15 4 (0.85%) Hudson
15 4 (0.85%) Mockito
General
1 61 (12.98%) Finance
2 9 (1.91%) Retail
3 7 (1.49%) Banking
3 7 (1.49%) Publishing
4 6 (1.28%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.06%) Electronics
5 5 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.06%) Marketing
5 5 (1.06%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.85%) Billing
7 2 (0.43%) Legal
8 1 (0.21%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 197 (41.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 171 (36.38%) AWS Engineer
3 141 (30.00%) AWS DevOps
4 130 (27.66%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 60 (12.77%) Operations Engineer
6 48 (10.21%) Cloud Engineer
7 46 (9.79%) Architect
8 35 (7.45%) Platform Engineer
8 35 (7.45%) Senior DevOps
9 34 (7.23%) Developer
10 33 (7.02%) AWS Architect
11 28 (5.96%) Network Engineer
12 26 (5.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 25 (5.32%) Administrator
13 25 (5.32%) Cloud Architect
14 24 (5.11%) Consultant
15 22 (4.68%) AWS Developer
16 20 (4.26%) AWS Consultant
17 19 (4.04%) Systems Administrator
18 17 (3.62%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (24.89%) Web Services
2 49 (10.43%) Elastic Stack
3 45 (9.57%) .NET
4 30 (6.38%) Node.js
5 15 (3.19%) JSON
5 15 (3.19%) REST
6 12 (2.55%) Express
7 11 (2.34%) LEMP Stack
7 11 (2.34%) Memcached
7 11 (2.34%) PHP-FPM
8 8 (1.70%) SAML
8 8 (1.70%) Spring
9 7 (1.49%) LAMP
10 6 (1.28%) Kafka
10 6 (1.28%) OpenID
11 5 (1.06%) HTML
11 5 (1.06%) MCollective
11 5 (1.06%) OAuth2
11 5 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (1.06%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.02%) Wiki
2 30 (6.38%) Public Cloud
3 29 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (5.96%) Greenfield Project
5 27 (5.74%) Cloud Native
6 19 (4.04%) Data Centre
7 15 (3.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 15 (3.19%) Linux Command Line
8 12 (2.55%) Blog
9 10 (2.13%) Fintech
10 9 (1.91%) Enterprise Cloud
10 9 (1.91%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (0.43%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.43%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.21%) Analytical Mindset
14 1 (0.21%) Tandem
14 1 (0.21%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 199 (42.34%) Linux
2 83 (17.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 82 (17.45%) Windows
4 73 (15.53%) Unix
5 60 (12.77%) CentOS
6 9 (1.91%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.06%) Solaris
8 5 (1.06%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.85%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.43%) Fedora
11 1 (0.21%) Android
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.21%) SUSE
11 1 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (64.68%) DevOps
2 140 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (17.23%) Test Automation
4 71 (15.11%) Build Automation
5 67 (14.26%) Continuous Integration
6 60 (12.77%) Auto-Scaling
6 60 (12.77%) ETL
7 59 (12.55%) Configuration Management
8 57 (12.13%) Migration
9 55 (11.70%) Open Source
10 52 (11.06%) ITIL
10 52 (11.06%) Microservices
11 47 (10.00%) Scrum
12 44 (9.36%) Load Balancing
13 37 (7.87%) Infrastructure Monitoring
13 37 (7.87%) Vulnerability Management
14 34 (7.23%) Computer Science
15 33 (7.02%) Data Analysis
15 33 (7.02%) Data Extraction
16 31 (6.60%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 197 (41.91%) Python
2 95 (20.21%) Bash Shell
3 90 (19.15%) PowerShell
4 89 (18.94%) SQL
5 82 (17.45%) Java
6 47 (10.00%) Ruby
7 38 (8.09%) Shell Script
8 33 (7.02%) Korn
9 27 (5.74%) JavaScript
10 14 (2.98%) PHP
10 14 (2.98%) TypeScript
11 12 (2.55%) ES6
12 11 (2.34%) Perl
13 8 (1.70%) Go
13 8 (1.70%) Groovy
14 5 (1.06%) C
14 5 (1.06%) Java 8
15 2 (0.43%) C#
15 2 (0.43%) C++
15 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (12.34%) Security Cleared
2 52 (11.06%) Cisco Certification
3 50 (10.64%) SC Cleared
4 37 (7.87%) CCNP
5 35 (7.45%) Degree
6 34 (7.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 33 (7.02%) RHCE
8 32 (6.81%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (4.26%) AWS Certification
10 15 (3.19%) CSSLP
10 15 (3.19%) ISSMP
11 14 (2.98%) CCIE
11 14 (2.98%) CISA
11 14 (2.98%) CISM
11 14 (2.98%) CISSP
11 14 (2.98%) ISSAP
12 5 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.21%) CCDP
14 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.62%) HIPAA
1 17 (3.62%) PCI DSS
2 15 (3.19%) FedRAMP
3 5 (1.06%) QA
4 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 155 (32.98%) Docker
2 28 (5.96%) HDFS
3 12 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.13%) Active Directory
5 9 (1.91%) Squid
6 8 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.28%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.06%) Postfix
8 5 (1.06%) vCloud
9 3 (0.64%) Xen
9 3 (0.64%) XenApp
10 2 (0.43%) Btrfs
10 2 (0.43%) Firmware
11 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 234 (49.79%) Ansible
2 171 (36.38%) Puppet
3 160 (34.04%) Opscode Chef
4 158 (33.62%) Terraform
5 101 (21.49%) Kubernetes
6 74 (15.74%) Packer
7 41 (8.72%) Grafana
7 41 (8.72%) Prometheus
8 40 (8.51%) Rancher
9 28 (5.96%) Hadoop YARN
10 25 (5.32%) Mesos
11 18 (3.83%) HAProxy
12 15 (3.19%) Istio
13 12 (2.55%) Docker Swarm
13 12 (2.55%) Nagios
14 11 (2.34%) Icinga
14 11 (2.34%) ZABBIX
15 9 (1.91%) Salt
15 9 (1.91%) Sysdig
16 7 (1.49%) Kibana
Vendors
1 113 (24.04%) Splunk
2 65 (13.83%) Oracle
3 50 (10.64%) Red Hat
4 46 (9.79%) Cisco
5 36 (7.66%) Qualys
6 31 (6.60%) Black Duck
7 28 (5.96%) Cloudera
7 28 (5.96%) Google
8 23 (4.89%) Microsoft
9 21 (4.47%) Atlassian
10 17 (3.62%) VMware
11 16 (3.40%) CyberArk
12 8 (1.70%) F5
13 6 (1.28%) SAP
13 6 (1.28%) SolarWinds
14 5 (1.06%) Ping Identity
14 5 (1.06%) PlateSpin
14 5 (1.06%) Solace
14 5 (1.06%) Sonatype
15 4 (0.85%) Dynatrace