Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 540 385 548
Rank change year-on-year -155 +163 -68
Contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud 185 88 267
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.34% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.81% 1.07% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 67 197
10th Percentile £413 £348 £420
25th Percentile £466 £432 £495
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £543 £500 £575
Median % change year-on-year +8.50% -13.04% +9.52%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £650
90th Percentile £693 £670 £725
UK median daily rate £550 £495 £575
% change year-on-year +11.11% -13.91% +9.52%

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 22,711 8,251 23,691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.53% 32.16% 29.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,424 5,884 16,519
10th Percentile £325 £315 £300
25th Percentile £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £688 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 108 326
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.88 £13.00
25th Percentile £14.13 £16.69 £15.56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.92 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.39% -0.39% +20.00%
75th Percentile £41.41 £41.06 £42.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £55.00 £70.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.92 £20.52
% change year-on-year +0.39% +1.94% +17.26%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -115 121 £550 - 44
North of England -82 22 £510 +13.33% 14
South East -86 18 £500 - 7
North West -53 16 £525 +21.67% 8
South West -33 7 £550 +22.22% 3
Yorkshire -47 6 £450 -10.00% 2
West Midlands -62 5 £475 +0.44% 4
Midlands -72 5 £475 +0.44% 5
East of England -48 1 - - 5
Virtual Private Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 182 (98.38%) AWS
2 127 (68.65%) Amazon EC2
3 106 (57.30%) Amazon S3
4 102 (55.14%) DevOps
5 90 (48.65%) Terraform
6 85 (45.95%) AWS Lambda
7 80 (43.24%) Serverless
8 75 (40.54%) Python
9 69 (37.30%) Linux
10 60 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
11 59 (31.89%) Amazon RDS
12 56 (30.27%) AWS CloudFormation
13 53 (28.65%) Ansible
14 52 (28.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 51 (27.57%) Route 53
16 45 (24.32%) Infrastructure as Code
17 43 (23.24%) Docker
18 42 (22.70%) GitHub
19 38 (20.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 36 (19.46%) Jenkins
20 36 (19.46%) AWS Direct Connect
20 36 (19.46%) Azure
21 35 (18.92%) DNS
21 35 (18.92%) AWS Certification
22 34 (18.38%) Windows
23 32 (17.30%) Kubernetes
24 31 (16.76%) VPN
25 30 (16.22%) Git (software)
26 29 (15.68%) Amazon ELB
27 28 (15.14%) Web Services

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 11 (5.95%) Confluence
2 9 (4.86%) Apache
2 9 (4.86%) Apache Spark
3 8 (4.32%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.78%) nginx
5 4 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.16%) Traefik
6 3 (1.62%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (1.62%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.54%) Drupal
8 1 (0.54%) IIS
8 1 (0.54%) Luigi
Applications
1 6 (3.24%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 182 (98.38%) AWS
2 127 (68.65%) Amazon EC2
3 106 (57.30%) Amazon S3
4 85 (45.95%) AWS Lambda
5 80 (43.24%) Serverless
6 56 (30.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 52 (28.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 51 (27.57%) Route 53
9 42 (22.70%) GitHub
10 36 (19.46%) AWS Direct Connect
10 36 (19.46%) Azure
11 29 (15.68%) Amazon ELB
12 27 (14.59%) Amazon EKS
13 25 (13.51%) Amazon ECS
14 19 (10.27%) CloudFront
15 17 (9.19%) GCP
16 16 (8.65%) AWS CloudTrail
17 15 (8.11%) Amazon SQS
18 14 (7.57%) AWS Fargate
19 12 (6.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (18.92%) DNS
2 31 (16.76%) VPN
3 18 (9.73%) SSL
4 14 (7.57%) Firewall
5 8 (4.32%) OSPF
6 7 (3.78%) HTTP
6 7 (3.78%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.24%) BGP
7 6 (3.24%) Internet
8 5 (2.70%) IPsec
8 5 (2.70%) Network Security
9 4 (2.16%) 5G
9 4 (2.16%) DHCP
9 4 (2.16%) DSL
9 4 (2.16%) EIGRP
9 4 (2.16%) GLBP
9 4 (2.16%) HSRP
9 4 (2.16%) MPLS
9 4 (2.16%) VRRP
10 3 (1.62%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (31.89%) Amazon RDS
2 38 (20.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 9 (4.86%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.78%) Data Lake
4 7 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.70%) Amazon Athena
6 5 (2.70%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.70%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.16%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (2.16%) Redis
8 3 (1.62%) Power BI
8 3 (1.62%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.62%) Tableau
9 2 (1.08%) DB2
9 2 (1.08%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.08%) MySQL
9 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.08%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 36 (19.46%) Jenkins
2 30 (16.22%) Git (software)
3 18 (9.73%) JIRA
4 13 (7.03%) GitLab
5 9 (4.86%) Bitbucket
5 9 (4.86%) CircleCI
6 8 (4.32%) git-flow
7 7 (3.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (3.24%) TeamCity
9 5 (2.70%) SonarQube
10 4 (2.16%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.16%) JUnit
10 4 (2.16%) Selenium
10 4 (2.16%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (1.62%) Babel
11 3 (1.62%) Bitbucket Server
11 3 (1.62%) Cypress.io
11 3 (1.62%) ESLint
11 3 (1.62%) gulp
11 3 (1.62%) webpack
General
1 27 (14.59%) Finance
2 17 (9.19%) Social Skills
3 7 (3.78%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.16%) Banking
5 3 (1.62%) Games
5 3 (1.62%) Law
5 3 (1.62%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.54%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (0.54%) Electronics
7 1 (0.54%) Legal
7 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 73 (39.46%) AWS Engineer
2 49 (26.49%) DevOps Engineer
3 34 (18.38%) Architect
4 30 (16.22%) Cloud Engineer
5 29 (15.68%) AWS DevOps
5 29 (15.68%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 27 (14.59%) AWS Architect
7 22 (11.89%) Developer
8 16 (8.65%) Platform Engineer
9 14 (7.57%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (7.03%) AWS Solutions Architect
11 11 (5.95%) Cloud Architect
12 10 (5.41%) Senior Developer
13 7 (3.78%) Backend Developer
14 6 (3.24%) Data Engineer
15 5 (2.70%) Cloud Solutions Architect
15 5 (2.70%) Consultant
15 5 (2.70%) Senior Architect
16 4 (2.16%) AWS Consultant
16 4 (2.16%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.14%) Web Services
2 21 (11.35%) JSON
2 21 (11.35%) Node.js
3 16 (8.65%) YAML
4 14 (7.57%) React
5 12 (6.49%) REST
6 10 (5.41%) AngularJS
6 10 (5.41%) RESTful
7 8 (4.32%) CSS
7 8 (4.32%) Elastic Stack
7 8 (4.32%) HTML
8 6 (3.24%) Kafka
8 6 (3.24%) Sass
9 5 (2.70%) Jest
9 5 (2.70%) Memcached
9 5 (2.70%) SOAP
10 4 (2.16%) Dojo
10 4 (2.16%) JPA
10 4 (2.16%) jQuery
10 4 (2.16%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.49%) Cloud Native
2 11 (5.95%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (3.78%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (3.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (3.24%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.70%) Clustering
5 5 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.70%) Legacy Applications
5 5 (2.70%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.16%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.16%) PKI
7 2 (1.08%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.08%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.08%) Social Media
8 1 (0.54%) Blog
8 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.54%) Replication
8 1 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 69 (37.30%) Linux
2 34 (18.38%) Windows
3 14 (7.57%) Unix
4 7 (3.78%) CentOS
5 6 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.24%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (55.14%) DevOps
2 60 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (24.32%) Infrastructure as Code
4 25 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (11.89%) ITIL
6 18 (9.73%) Configuration Management
7 16 (8.65%) Microservices
8 15 (8.11%) Auto-Scaling
8 15 (8.11%) Change Management
8 15 (8.11%) Cost Optimisation
8 15 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (8.11%) Migration
8 15 (8.11%) Scrum
9 12 (6.49%) Business Continuity
9 12 (6.49%) Business Continuity Management
9 12 (6.49%) Infrastructure Automation
9 12 (6.49%) Load Balancing
9 12 (6.49%) Network Load Balancing
9 12 (6.49%) Service Management
10 11 (5.95%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 75 (40.54%) Python
2 22 (11.89%) PowerShell
3 20 (10.81%) Bash Shell
4 18 (9.73%) Java
5 8 (4.32%) SQL
5 8 (4.32%) TypeScript
6 7 (3.78%) Go
7 6 (3.24%) Scala
8 5 (2.70%) C#
8 5 (2.70%) Ruby
9 4 (2.16%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.16%) Perl
10 3 (1.62%) Java 8
11 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.54%) Bicep
12 1 (0.54%) C
12 1 (0.54%) ES6
12 1 (0.54%) Groovy
12 1 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (18.92%) AWS Certification
2 13 (7.03%) SC Cleared
2 13 (7.03%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.16%) CISSP
3 4 (2.16%) Degree
4 3 (1.62%) CISA
4 3 (1.62%) CRISC
5 2 (1.08%) CCIE
5 2 (1.08%) CCNP
5 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.54%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.24%) SLA
2 4 (2.16%) Accessibility
2 4 (2.16%) NCSC
3 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.08%) QA
4 1 (0.54%) DICOM
4 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.54%) NIST
4 1 (0.54%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 43 (23.24%) Docker
2 20 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.95%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.08%) pfSense
4 2 (1.08%) Squid
4 2 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 90 (48.65%) Terraform
2 53 (28.65%) Ansible
3 32 (17.30%) Kubernetes
4 22 (11.89%) Puppet
5 16 (8.65%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (6.49%) Packer
7 9 (4.86%) ZABBIX
8 7 (3.78%) Istio
8 7 (3.78%) Prometheus
9 5 (2.70%) Consul
9 5 (2.70%) HAProxy
10 4 (2.16%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (2.16%) Graphite
10 4 (2.16%) linkerd
11 3 (1.62%) Grafana
11 3 (1.62%) Kibana
11 3 (1.62%) logstash
12 2 (1.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (12.43%) VMware
2 13 (7.03%) SolarWinds
3 12 (6.49%) New Relic
4 10 (5.41%) Oracle
4 10 (5.41%) Splunk
5 4 (2.16%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.16%) Infoblox
5 4 (2.16%) PagerDuty
5 4 (2.16%) Palo Alto
5 4 (2.16%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.62%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.62%) Cisco
6 3 (1.62%) Google
6 3 (1.62%) Meraki
6 3 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.08%) Adobe
7 2 (1.08%) F5
7 2 (1.08%) HP
7 2 (1.08%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.08%) Pega