Period
to 19 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 19 January 2022 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)
England > London
6 months to
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 462 320 434
Rank change year-on-year -142 +114 -76
Contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud 122 81 78
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.46% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.84% 1.24% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 54 59
10th Percentile £455 £383 £475
25th Percentile £513 £462 £536
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £502 £610
Median % change year-on-year +19.52% -17.70% +10.91%
75th Percentile £688 £584 £675
90th Percentile £771 £637 £850
England median daily rate £575 £500 £595
% change year-on-year +15.00% -15.97% +8.18%

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 London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 14,545 6,541 10,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.75% 37.47% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,825 4,864 7,479
10th Percentile £396 £329 £313
25th Percentile £475 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £613
90th Percentile £750 £688 £700
England median daily rate £538 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +10.26% -2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 24 75
10th Percentile £13.88 £20.30 £15.80
25th Percentile £20.02 £22.44 £18.70
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.96% +18.60% +14.67%
75th Percentile £55.00 £57.19 £40.85
90th Percentile £69.59 £68.00 £78.75
England median hourly rate £20.96 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.75% +10.00% +14.29%

Virtual Private Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Virtual Private Cloud as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Private Cloud in London

Virtual Private Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud in London.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Private Cloud in London

Virtual Private Cloud
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud in London over the 6 months to 19 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Private Cloud in London

Virtual Private Cloud
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -53 18 £505 -8.18% 15
South London - 11 £650 -
Virtual Private Cloud
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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 London region with a requirement for Virtual Private Cloud.

1 118 (96.72%) AWS
2 75 (61.48%) DevOps
3 73 (59.84%) Terraform
4 64 (52.46%) Amazon EC2
5 62 (50.82%) Amazon S3
6 53 (43.44%) Python
7 50 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (40.16%) Amazon RDS
9 48 (39.34%) Linux
10 45 (36.89%) CI/CD
11 44 (36.07%) Infrastructure as Code
12 42 (34.43%) Ansible
13 40 (32.79%) Jenkins
14 37 (30.33%) Serverless
15 36 (29.51%) AWS CloudFormation
16 34 (27.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 32 (26.23%) AWS Lambda
17 32 (26.23%) VPN
18 31 (25.41%) Docker
19 27 (22.13%) Route 53
20 25 (20.49%) Configuration Management
21 24 (19.67%) AWS Certification
21 24 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
22 23 (18.85%) Bash
22 23 (18.85%) GCP
23 22 (18.03%) Amazon EKS
23 22 (18.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
24 21 (17.21%) Social Skills
24 21 (17.21%) Kubernetes
25 20 (16.39%) AWS CloudTrail

Virtual Private Cloud
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (9.02%) Apache Spark
1 11 (9.02%) Confluence
2 9 (7.38%) nginx
3 8 (6.56%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.74%) Apache
4 7 (5.74%) Traefik
5 3 (2.46%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (2.46%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.46%) IIS
6 2 (1.64%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.82%) Apache Pulsar
7 1 (0.82%) CMS
7 1 (0.82%) Luigi
7 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 118 (96.72%) AWS
2 64 (52.46%) Amazon EC2
3 62 (50.82%) Amazon S3
4 37 (30.33%) Serverless
5 36 (29.51%) AWS CloudFormation
6 34 (27.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 32 (26.23%) AWS Lambda
8 27 (22.13%) Route 53
9 23 (18.85%) GCP
10 22 (18.03%) Amazon EKS
11 20 (16.39%) AWS CloudTrail
12 19 (15.57%) Amazon ECS
13 18 (14.75%) Amazon ELB
13 18 (14.75%) Azure
14 13 (10.66%) AWS Direct Connect
15 10 (8.20%) Amazon Kinesis
15 10 (8.20%) GitHub
15 10 (8.20%) SaaS
16 9 (7.38%) AWS KMS
16 9 (7.38%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 32 (26.23%) VPN
2 20 (16.39%) DNS
3 17 (13.93%) Firewall
4 11 (9.02%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.74%) SSL
6 4 (3.28%) BGP
6 4 (3.28%) HTTP
6 4 (3.28%) OSPF
7 3 (2.46%) EIGRP
7 3 (2.46%) LAN
7 3 (2.46%) WAN
8 2 (1.64%) Internet
8 2 (1.64%) Network Security
8 2 (1.64%) SD-WAN
8 2 (1.64%) Wireless
9 1 (0.82%) Cisco Wireless
9 1 (0.82%) Ethernet VPN
9 1 (0.82%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.82%) VPLS
9 1 (0.82%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (40.16%) Amazon RDS
2 22 (18.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 8 (6.56%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.10%) Amazon Athena
4 5 (4.10%) Amazon Redshift
4 5 (4.10%) CouchDB
4 5 (4.10%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.46%) Big Data
5 3 (2.46%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.46%) Tableau
6 2 (1.64%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.64%) MySQL
7 1 (0.82%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.82%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.82%) Jackrabbit
7 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 40 (32.79%) Jenkins
2 16 (13.11%) GitLab
3 12 (9.84%) JIRA
4 11 (9.02%) CircleCI
4 11 (9.02%) Git (software)
5 8 (6.56%) Bitbucket
6 7 (5.74%) TeamCity
7 5 (4.10%) Bitbucket Server
7 5 (4.10%) SonarQube
7 5 (4.10%) Terragrunt
8 4 (3.28%) Maven
9 3 (2.46%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.46%) Gradle
9 3 (2.46%) JMeter
10 2 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.82%) Babel
11 1 (0.82%) GoCD
11 1 (0.82%) gulp
11 1 (0.82%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.82%) webpack
General
1 21 (17.21%) Social Skills
2 13 (10.66%) Finance
3 9 (7.38%) Banking
4 6 (4.92%) Public Sector
5 4 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.46%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (2.46%) Law
6 3 (2.46%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (1.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 2 (1.64%) Private Banking
7 2 (1.64%) Retail
8 1 (0.82%) Legal
8 1 (0.82%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 36 (29.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (22.95%) Architect
3 25 (20.49%) AWS Architect
4 22 (18.03%) AWS Engineer
5 17 (13.93%) AWS DevOps
5 17 (13.93%) Cloud Engineer
6 12 (9.84%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 8 (6.56%) AWS Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.56%) Cloud Architect
7 8 (6.56%) Developer
7 8 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.92%) Data Engineer
8 6 (4.92%) Security Architect
8 6 (4.92%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) LDAP Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Lead Architect
9 5 (4.10%) Operations Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Lead Security Architect
10 4 (3.28%) Platform Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.38%) Elastic Stack
1 9 (7.38%) OAuth
2 8 (6.56%) Kafka
3 7 (5.74%) cloud-init
3 7 (5.74%) LDAP
4 6 (4.92%) OAuth2
4 6 (4.92%) SAML
5 4 (3.28%) ARM Templates
5 4 (3.28%) PySpark
5 4 (3.28%) YAML
6 3 (2.46%) REST
6 3 (2.46%) Web Services
7 2 (1.64%) .NET
7 2 (1.64%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.64%) Memcached
7 2 (1.64%) Node.js
7 2 (1.64%) Vue.js
7 2 (1.64%) WPF
8 1 (0.82%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.82%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.20%) Cloud Native
2 8 (6.56%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.74%) Clustering
3 7 (5.74%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (5.74%) PKI
4 6 (4.92%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.46%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.64%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.64%) User Experience
7 1 (0.82%) Kindle
7 1 (0.82%) Legacy Applications
7 1 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 48 (39.34%) Linux
2 19 (15.57%) Windows
3 13 (10.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (7.38%) CentOS
5 6 (4.92%) Unix
6 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (1.64%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.64%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.82%) Android
8 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.82%) VMS
8 1 (0.82%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (61.48%) DevOps
2 50 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (36.89%) CI/CD
4 44 (36.07%) Infrastructure as Code
5 25 (20.49%) Configuration Management
6 24 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (13.11%) Scrum
8 15 (12.30%) Load Balancing
9 12 (9.84%) Continuous Deployment
9 12 (9.84%) Data Pipeline
9 12 (9.84%) Microservices
10 11 (9.02%) Migration
11 10 (8.20%) Strategic Thinking
12 9 (7.38%) Application Security
12 9 (7.38%) Architecture Governance
12 9 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (6.56%) Information Security
13 8 (6.56%) Kanban
13 8 (6.56%) Observability
13 8 (6.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 53 (43.44%) Python
2 23 (18.85%) Bash
3 12 (9.84%) Java
4 10 (8.20%) SQL
5 9 (7.38%) Go
5 9 (7.38%) Scala
6 8 (6.56%) Ruby
7 6 (4.92%) Groovy
8 5 (4.10%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.46%) C#
9 3 (2.46%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.64%) Kotlin
10 2 (1.64%) Perl
10 2 (1.64%) PHP
10 2 (1.64%) R
10 2 (1.64%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.82%) Bicep
11 1 (0.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (19.67%) AWS Certification
2 13 (10.66%) Security Cleared
3 12 (9.84%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.56%) CISSP
5 3 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.46%) Degree
6 2 (1.64%) CEH
6 2 (1.64%) SANS
7 1 (0.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.82%) CCIE
7 1 (0.82%) CCNP
7 1 (0.82%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.82%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.74%) NCSC
2 6 (4.92%) NIST
3 5 (4.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.10%) NIST 800
4 2 (1.64%) GDPR
4 2 (1.64%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.82%) DICOM
5 1 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.82%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (25.41%) Docker
2 11 (9.02%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.74%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.64%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 1 (0.82%) Kamailio
5 1 (0.82%) OpenSIPS
5 1 (0.82%) vCloud
5 1 (0.82%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 73 (59.84%) Terraform
2 42 (34.43%) Ansible
3 21 (17.21%) Kubernetes
4 14 (11.48%) Prometheus
5 13 (10.66%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (9.02%) Puppet
7 9 (7.38%) Istio
7 9 (7.38%) Packer
8 7 (5.74%) Consul
8 7 (5.74%) Docker Swarm
8 7 (5.74%) Graphite
8 7 (5.74%) HAProxy
8 7 (5.74%) linkerd
8 7 (5.74%) Podman
8 7 (5.74%) ZABBIX
9 3 (2.46%) Kibana
9 3 (2.46%) logstash
10 1 (0.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 1 (0.82%) Grafana
10 1 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (12.30%) Splunk
2 14 (11.48%) VMware
3 8 (6.56%) PagerDuty
4 7 (5.74%) Google
5 4 (3.28%) Oracle
5 4 (3.28%) Palo Alto
5 4 (3.28%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.46%) Cisco
6 3 (2.46%) Foundry
6 3 (2.46%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.64%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.64%) CyberArk
7 2 (1.64%) Hortonworks
7 2 (1.64%) Meraki
8 1 (0.82%) CloudEndure
8 1 (0.82%) Databricks
8 1 (0.82%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.82%) Okta
8 1 (0.82%) Rapid7
8 1 (0.82%) Spotify