Period
to 9 May 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 9 May 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 507 465 488
Rank change year-on-year -42 +23 +68
Contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud 105 153 381
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.33% 0.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.68% 1.07% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 117 264
10th Percentile £351 £408 £425
25th Percentile £425 £500 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £573 £583
Median % change year-on-year -12.66% -1.72% +5.91%
75th Percentile £575 £656 £650
90th Percentile £645 £835 £712
UK median daily rate £500 £571 £575
% change year-on-year -12.47% -0.65% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £52.00
UK median hourly rate £33.75 - £52.00

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 15,345 14,337 23,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.50% 30.79% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,058 10,174 16,789
10th Percentile £313 £292 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £594 £594 £588
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 224 232
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.50 £16.50 £13.94
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £18.33
Median % change year-on-year +5.25% +9.11% -3.25%
75th Percentile £38.94 £40.00 £32.66
90th Percentile £61.00 £60.10 £49.98
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +2.86%

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 9 May 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 9 May 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 -30 65 £500 -16.67% 27
South East +37 10 £475 -16.48% 9
North of England +5 8 £500 -9.09% 12
East of England +28 6 £338 -37.79% 2
South West +40 5 £650 +18.18% 2
Midlands +12 4 £363 -30.95% 2
West Midlands +9 4 £363 -19.44% 2
North West +3 4 £475 +5.56% 6
Yorkshire +20 3 £475 -8.70% 3
North East +12 1 £600 -33.33% 3
Virtual Private Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 9 May 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.

1 102 (97.14%) AWS
2 58 (55.24%) Amazon S3
3 51 (48.57%) Amazon EC2
4 48 (45.71%) AWS Lambda
5 45 (42.86%) Serverless
6 44 (41.90%) Kubernetes
7 43 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (40.00%) DevOps
9 39 (37.14%) Python
10 37 (35.24%) Terraform
11 36 (34.29%) Linux
12 32 (30.48%) Docker
13 30 (28.57%) Amazon RDS
14 29 (27.62%) AWS CloudFormation
15 27 (25.71%) Java
16 26 (24.76%) Azure
17 25 (23.81%) Finance
17 25 (23.81%) Amazon EKS
18 23 (21.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 23 (21.90%) VPN
19 22 (20.95%) Ansible
19 22 (20.95%) Jenkins
20 21 (20.00%) JIRA
21 20 (19.05%) Microservices
22 19 (18.10%) Continuous Integration
23 18 (17.14%) DNS
23 18 (17.14%) Windows
23 18 (17.14%) Node.js
23 18 (17.14%) Route 53
23 18 (17.14%) Infrastructure as Code

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 17 (16.19%) Confluence
2 3 (2.86%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (2.86%) nginx
3 2 (1.90%) Apache
3 2 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.90%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.95%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.95%) CMS
4 1 (0.95%) Drupal
4 1 (0.95%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.95%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (5.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 102 (97.14%) AWS
2 58 (55.24%) Amazon S3
3 51 (48.57%) Amazon EC2
4 48 (45.71%) AWS Lambda
5 45 (42.86%) Serverless
6 29 (27.62%) AWS CloudFormation
7 26 (24.76%) Azure
8 25 (23.81%) Amazon EKS
9 23 (21.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 18 (17.14%) Route 53
11 17 (16.19%) Amazon SQS
12 15 (14.29%) Amazon ECS
13 14 (13.33%) CloudFront
14 12 (11.43%) Amazon ELB
14 12 (11.43%) GitHub
15 11 (10.48%) AWS Direct Connect
16 10 (9.52%) AWS Fargate
17 8 (7.62%) GCP
17 8 (7.62%) OpenShift
18 7 (6.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.90%) VPN
2 18 (17.14%) DNS
3 17 (16.19%) Firewall
4 14 (13.33%) SSL
5 10 (9.52%) BGP
5 10 (9.52%) EIGRP
5 10 (9.52%) OSPF
6 9 (8.57%) HSRP
6 9 (8.57%) MPLS
7 8 (7.62%) HTTP
8 7 (6.67%) DWDM
8 7 (6.67%) RIP
8 7 (6.67%) TCP/IP
9 6 (5.71%) DHCP
9 6 (5.71%) Network Security
10 4 (3.81%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (3.81%) Internet
10 4 (3.81%) IPsec
10 4 (3.81%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (28.57%) Amazon RDS
2 14 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 11 (10.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 10 (9.52%) MongoDB
4 10 (9.52%) MySQL
5 9 (8.57%) NoSQL
5 9 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.81%) Amazon Athena
7 3 (2.86%) Amazon Aurora
7 3 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.86%) DB2
7 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.90%) Redis
9 1 (0.95%) Amazon QuickSight
9 1 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 22 (20.95%) Jenkins
2 21 (20.00%) JIRA
3 16 (15.24%) Git (software)
4 11 (10.48%) JUnit
5 9 (8.57%) SonarQube
6 8 (7.62%) Cucumber
7 7 (6.67%) GitLab
8 6 (5.71%) REST Assured
8 6 (5.71%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (4.76%) Mockito
10 4 (3.81%) Bitbucket
10 4 (3.81%) Eclipse
10 4 (3.81%) Selenium
11 3 (2.86%) Bitbucket Server
12 2 (1.90%) Artifactory
12 2 (1.90%) JMeter
12 2 (1.90%) RSpec
12 2 (1.90%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.90%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.95%) Vagrant
General
1 25 (23.81%) Finance
2 15 (14.29%) Social Skills
3 10 (9.52%) Banking
4 5 (4.76%) Front Office
5 4 (3.81%) Public Sector
6 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.95%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.95%) Electronics
8 1 (0.95%) Games
8 1 (0.95%) Hebrew Language
8 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.95%) Marketing
8 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (27.62%) AWS Engineer
2 20 (19.05%) Developer
3 19 (18.10%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (17.14%) Cloud Engineer
5 14 (13.33%) Architect
6 13 (12.38%) Java Developer
7 9 (8.57%) AWS Architect
7 9 (8.57%) AWS DevOps
7 9 (8.57%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 7 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
9 6 (5.71%) Consultant
9 6 (5.71%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (3.81%) AWS Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.81%) Migration Engineer
11 4 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
12 3 (2.86%) Administrator
12 3 (2.86%) Network Engineer
12 3 (2.86%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.14%) Node.js
2 16 (15.24%) JSON
3 14 (13.33%) Spring
4 13 (12.38%) React
5 12 (11.43%) AngularJS
5 12 (11.43%) CSS
5 12 (11.43%) Web Services
6 11 (10.48%) REST
6 11 (10.48%) Spring Boot
7 10 (9.52%) HTML
8 8 (7.62%) Sass
9 7 (6.67%) Express
9 7 (6.67%) JPA
9 7 (6.67%) YAML
10 6 (5.71%) RESTful
11 5 (4.76%) JSON Schema
11 5 (4.76%) XML
11 5 (4.76%) XSD
12 4 (3.81%) JMS
12 4 (3.81%) JTA
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 6 (5.71%) Public Cloud
2 5 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (3.81%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.81%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.81%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.81%) Private Cloud
3 4 (3.81%) Replication
4 2 (1.90%) Cloud Native
4 2 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.90%) Social Media
5 1 (0.95%) Blog
5 1 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.95%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.95%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.95%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (0.95%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (34.29%) Linux
2 18 (17.14%) Windows
3 5 (4.76%) CentOS
3 5 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.81%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.95%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.95%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (40.00%) DevOps
3 20 (19.05%) Microservices
4 19 (18.10%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (17.14%) Infrastructure as Code
6 17 (16.19%) Change Management
6 17 (16.19%) ITIL
7 15 (14.29%) Scrum
8 13 (12.38%) Migration
9 11 (10.48%) Auto-Scaling
9 11 (10.48%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (10.48%) Mentoring
10 9 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (8.57%) Network Management
10 9 (8.57%) Service Management
11 8 (7.62%) Service Delivery
11 8 (7.62%) TDD
11 8 (7.62%) Test Automation
12 7 (6.67%) Configuration Management
12 7 (6.67%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 39 (37.14%) Python
2 27 (25.71%) Java
3 15 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 13 (12.38%) SQL
5 8 (7.62%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.71%) TypeScript
7 4 (3.81%) Java 8
8 3 (2.86%) Ruby
8 3 (2.86%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.90%) C#
9 2 (1.90%) C++
9 2 (1.90%) Go
9 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.90%) PHP
10 1 (0.95%) ES6
10 1 (0.95%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (15.24%) AWS Certification
2 13 (12.38%) Security Cleared
3 12 (11.43%) SC Cleared
4 11 (10.48%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (9.52%) CCNP
6 3 (2.86%) CCIE
6 3 (2.86%) CCNA
7 2 (1.90%) CCSP
7 2 (1.90%) CISM
7 2 (1.90%) CISSP
7 2 (1.90%) Degree
7 2 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.95%) CCA
8 1 (0.95%) CCIE Security
8 1 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.95%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.95%) VCAP
8 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.48%) SLA
2 2 (1.90%) QA
3 1 (0.95%) HIPAA
System Software
1 32 (30.48%) Docker
2 6 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.76%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.90%) Squid
5 2 (1.90%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.95%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.95%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 44 (41.90%) Kubernetes
2 37 (35.24%) Terraform
3 22 (20.95%) Ansible
4 9 (8.57%) Prometheus
5 7 (6.67%) Grafana
5 7 (6.67%) HP NNM
6 5 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (4.76%) Puppet
7 4 (3.81%) Consul
7 4 (3.81%) Packer
8 3 (2.86%) Istio
8 3 (2.86%) Nagios
8 3 (2.86%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 2 (1.90%) Foglight
9 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.95%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.95%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.95%) Rancher
10 1 (0.95%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (13.33%) Oracle
2 12 (11.43%) Cisco
3 11 (10.48%) F5
4 8 (7.62%) Juniper
5 7 (6.67%) HP
6 6 (5.71%) VMware
7 5 (4.76%) New Relic
7 5 (4.76%) SolarWinds
8 4 (3.81%) Meraki
9 3 (2.86%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.86%) Splunk
10 2 (1.90%) Arista
10 2 (1.90%) Aruba
10 2 (1.90%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.90%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.90%) CloudEndure
10 2 (1.90%) Google
10 2 (1.90%) Infoblox
10 2 (1.90%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.90%) Salesforce.com