Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 291 441 345
Rank change year-on-year +150 -96 +125
Contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud 72 117 320
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.50% 0.32% 0.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.42% 0.97% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 93 264
Median daily rate £550 £610 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.84% +10.91% -
10th Percentile £413 £503 £413
90th Percentile £699 £750 £648
England median daily rate £495 £575 £525
% change year-on-year -13.91% +9.52% -0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £109.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £109.50

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 5,070 12,035 12,348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 35.11% 32.89% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,525 8,698 9,155
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
90th Percentile £713 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £480
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 102 81
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +10.26% -8.88%
10th Percentile £22.00 £17.52 £12.50
90th Percentile £40.40 £53.75 £77.50
Median hourly rate £31.50 £22.42 £17.50
% change year-on-year +40.53% +28.09% -12.50%

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 30 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Private Cloud in London

Virtual Private Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 30 October 2020. 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
Central London +104 8 £585 +1.74% 5
Virtual Private Cloud
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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 68 (94.44%) AWS
2 50 (69.44%) Amazon EC2
3 43 (59.72%) Docker
4 40 (55.56%) Kubernetes
5 39 (54.17%) DevOps
6 38 (52.78%) Terraform
7 36 (50.00%) Python
8 35 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (47.22%) Amazon S3
10 30 (41.67%) Jenkins
10 30 (41.67%) Amazon RDS
10 30 (41.67%) Serverless
11 29 (40.28%) AWS Lambda
12 28 (38.89%) Ansible
13 26 (36.11%) Amazon EKS
13 26 (36.11%) Linux
14 24 (33.33%) Microservices
14 24 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
15 20 (27.78%) Bash Shell
16 19 (26.39%) SQL
16 19 (26.39%) Scrum
16 19 (26.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 18 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
17 18 (25.00%) Route 53
18 17 (23.61%) AWS Certification
18 17 (23.61%) Amazon ECS
19 16 (22.22%) SC Cleared
19 16 (22.22%) Security Cleared
19 16 (22.22%) VPN
20 15 (20.83%) Java

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 12 (16.67%) Apache Spark
2 7 (9.72%) Confluence
3 6 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (6.94%) Jupyter
5 1 (1.39%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (1.39%) Drupal
5 1 (1.39%) Luigi
5 1 (1.39%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 68 (94.44%) AWS
2 50 (69.44%) Amazon EC2
3 34 (47.22%) Amazon S3
4 30 (41.67%) Serverless
5 29 (40.28%) AWS Lambda
6 26 (36.11%) Amazon EKS
7 24 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 19 (26.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 18 (25.00%) Route 53
10 17 (23.61%) Amazon ECS
11 15 (20.83%) AWS CloudTrail
12 12 (16.67%) Amazon SQS
13 11 (15.28%) CloudFront
14 10 (13.89%) Amazon Cognito
14 10 (13.89%) AWS CodePipeline
14 10 (13.89%) GCP
15 9 (12.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 9 (12.50%) GitHub
16 8 (11.11%) Amazon Kinesis
16 8 (11.11%) AWS CodeCommit
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.22%) VPN
2 10 (13.89%) DNS
3 8 (11.11%) Firewall
4 7 (9.72%) Network Security
5 5 (6.94%) HTTP
5 5 (6.94%) SSL
6 3 (4.17%) DHCP
6 3 (4.17%) SSH
7 2 (2.78%) FTP
7 2 (2.78%) SMTP
8 1 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.39%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.39%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.39%) IPsec
8 1 (1.39%) LAN
8 1 (1.39%) OpenVPN
8 1 (1.39%) VoIP
8 1 (1.39%) WAN
8 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (41.67%) Amazon RDS
2 15 (20.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 15 (20.83%) Big Data
2 15 (20.83%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (19.44%) NoSQL
4 13 (18.06%) Hadoop
5 12 (16.67%) MySQL
6 10 (13.89%) Relational Database
7 8 (11.11%) ArangoDB
7 8 (11.11%) Redis
8 7 (9.72%) Amazon Aurora
9 5 (6.94%) Apache Hive
10 4 (5.56%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
11 3 (4.17%) Neo4j
12 2 (2.78%) Amazon Athena
12 2 (2.78%) BigQuery
12 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
12 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 30 (41.67%) Jenkins
2 14 (19.44%) JIRA
3 11 (15.28%) Git (software)
4 5 (6.94%) Terragrunt
5 4 (5.56%) Maven
6 3 (4.17%) IntelliJ
6 3 (4.17%) JUnit
6 3 (4.17%) Sublime Text
6 3 (4.17%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.78%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.78%) GitLab
7 2 (2.78%) Mockito
7 2 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.39%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (1.39%) Mocha
8 1 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.39%) Postman
8 1 (1.39%) Selenium
8 1 (1.39%) SonarQube
General
1 14 (19.44%) Finance
2 8 (11.11%) Public Sector
3 7 (9.72%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Advertising
4 1 (1.39%) Law
4 1 (1.39%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (23.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (18.06%) Architect
2 13 (18.06%) AWS Engineer
3 10 (13.89%) Developer
4 8 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
5 6 (8.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Platform Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Python Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.56%) AWS Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Technical Leader
8 3 (4.17%) Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) AWS Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Security Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Senior DevOps
9 2 (2.78%) DevOps Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.44%) .NET
2 12 (16.67%) GraphQL
3 11 (15.28%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (13.89%) Kafka
5 8 (11.11%) Spark Streaming
6 7 (9.72%) .NET Core
6 7 (9.72%) .NET Framework
6 7 (9.72%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (9.72%) Entity Framework
6 7 (9.72%) REST
7 6 (8.33%) JSON
7 6 (8.33%) Web Services
8 4 (5.56%) Lambda Expressions
8 4 (5.56%) LDAP
8 4 (5.56%) Node.js
8 4 (5.56%) Swagger
8 4 (5.56%) YAML
9 2 (2.78%) React
9 2 (2.78%) React Native
9 2 (2.78%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Public Cloud
2 5 (6.94%) Cloud Native
3 4 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (5.56%) User Experience
4 3 (4.17%) PKI
5 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.78%) Replication
5 2 (2.78%) Social Media
6 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) FMCG
6 1 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (36.11%) Linux
2 9 (12.50%) Windows
3 4 (5.56%) Unix
4 3 (4.17%) Amazon Linux
4 3 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.78%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.39%) CentOS
6 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.39%) VMS
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (54.17%) DevOps
2 35 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (33.33%) Microservices
4 19 (26.39%) Scrum
5 18 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (20.83%) Infrastructure as Code
7 12 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (15.28%) Data Science
9 10 (13.89%) Computer Science
10 9 (12.50%) Auto-Scaling
10 9 (12.50%) Configuration Management
10 9 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (11.11%) Informatics
11 8 (11.11%) Migration
11 8 (11.11%) Process Improvement
11 8 (11.11%) Product Management
11 8 (11.11%) Statistics
11 8 (11.11%) Test Automation
12 7 (9.72%) API Integration
12 7 (9.72%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 36 (50.00%) Python
2 20 (27.78%) Bash Shell
3 19 (26.39%) SQL
4 15 (20.83%) Java
5 9 (12.50%) C#
6 7 (9.72%) Shell Script
7 5 (6.94%) R
8 4 (5.56%) TypeScript
9 3 (4.17%) Ruby
10 2 (2.78%) Go
10 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.39%) C
11 1 (1.39%) C++
11 1 (1.39%) ES6
11 1 (1.39%) Groovy
11 1 (1.39%) Korn
11 1 (1.39%) PHP
11 1 (1.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (23.61%) AWS Certification
2 16 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 16 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 10 (13.89%) Degree
4 9 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (11.11%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.39%) CCNA
7 1 (1.39%) CCNP
7 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.39%) LPIC
7 1 (1.39%) MCP
7 1 (1.39%) MCSE
7 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) GDPR
2 2 (2.78%) NCSC
2 2 (2.78%) QA
3 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.39%) NIST
3 1 (1.39%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (59.72%) Docker
2 5 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.94%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.39%) HDFS
4 1 (1.39%) iptables
4 1 (1.39%) UAG
4 1 (1.39%) vCloud
4 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.39%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (55.56%) Kubernetes
2 38 (52.78%) Terraform
3 28 (38.89%) Ansible
4 9 (12.50%) Puppet
5 7 (9.72%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (6.94%) Consul
6 5 (6.94%) Packer
7 4 (5.56%) Prometheus
8 3 (4.17%) Kibana
8 3 (4.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 2 (2.78%) Foglight
9 2 (2.78%) Grafana
9 2 (2.78%) Istio
9 2 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (1.39%) Argo
10 1 (1.39%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (1.39%) HAProxy
10 1 (1.39%) Nagios
10 1 (1.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.56%) Google
2 4 (5.56%) Hortonworks
2 4 (5.56%) Oracle
2 4 (5.56%) Splunk
3 3 (4.17%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.78%) AppDynamics
4 2 (2.78%) Cisco
4 2 (2.78%) Citrix
4 2 (2.78%) Databricks
5 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.39%) BeyondTrust
5 1 (1.39%) Meraki
5 1 (1.39%) Okta
5 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.39%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.39%) VMware