Period
to 24 September 2021

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 24 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)
England > London
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 437 300 442
Rank change year-on-year -137 +142 -70
Contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud 122 58 132
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.36% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.94% 1.23% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 41 104
10th Percentile £425 £375 £504
25th Percentile £500 £456 £561
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £550 £625
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% -12.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £654 £603 £678
90th Percentile £734 £800 £850
England median daily rate £543 £500 £575
% change year-on-year +8.50% -13.04% +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 London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 12,995 4,697 12,663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.23% 35.06% 32.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,597 3,502 9,168
10th Percentile £381 £350 £325
25th Percentile £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +4.90%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £613
90th Percentile £725 £725 £688
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 15 94
10th Percentile £13.38 £13.58 £14.00
25th Percentile £16.26 £20.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year - +19.05% +3.70%
75th Percentile £51.00 £47.88 £25.94
90th Percentile £65.00 £59.25 £53.38
England median hourly rate £20.51 £20.34 £21.00
% change year-on-year +0.86% -3.17% +20.00%

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 24 September 2021.

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 24 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
Central London -51 17 £575 - 14
South London - 10 £650 - 3
West London - 1 - - 2
Virtual Private Cloud
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for Virtual Private Cloud.

1 119 (97.54%) AWS
2 85 (69.67%) Amazon EC2
3 79 (64.75%) DevOps
4 69 (56.56%) Amazon S3
5 59 (48.36%) AWS Lambda
6 58 (47.54%) Terraform
7 52 (42.62%) Serverless
8 51 (41.80%) Linux
9 47 (38.52%) Python
10 45 (36.89%) Amazon RDS
11 43 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (34.43%) Ansible
12 42 (34.43%) AWS CloudFormation
13 40 (32.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 40 (32.79%) Route 53
14 30 (24.59%) AWS Certification
15 29 (23.77%) Infrastructure as Code
15 29 (23.77%) AWS Direct Connect
15 29 (23.77%) GitHub
15 29 (23.77%) Windows
16 27 (22.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 27 (22.13%) Amazon ELB
17 25 (20.49%) Jenkins
18 24 (19.67%) Azure
19 22 (18.03%) DNS
19 22 (18.03%) Docker
20 21 (17.21%) Finance
21 20 (16.39%) Amazon EKS
22 19 (15.57%) Git (software)
23 18 (14.75%) Web Services

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 9 (7.38%) Apache Spark
2 8 (6.56%) Apache
2 8 (6.56%) Confluence
3 7 (5.74%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.28%) nginx
5 3 (2.46%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (1.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.64%) Traefik
7 1 (0.82%) IIS
7 1 (0.82%) Luigi
7 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (4.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 119 (97.54%) AWS
2 85 (69.67%) Amazon EC2
3 69 (56.56%) Amazon S3
4 59 (48.36%) AWS Lambda
5 52 (42.62%) Serverless
6 42 (34.43%) AWS CloudFormation
7 40 (32.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 40 (32.79%) Route 53
8 29 (23.77%) AWS Direct Connect
8 29 (23.77%) GitHub
9 27 (22.13%) Amazon ELB
10 24 (19.67%) Azure
11 20 (16.39%) Amazon EKS
12 18 (14.75%) Amazon ECS
13 13 (10.66%) AWS Fargate
13 13 (10.66%) CloudFront
14 12 (9.84%) Amazon SQS
14 12 (9.84%) AWS CloudTrail
14 12 (9.84%) GCP
15 10 (8.20%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.03%) DNS
2 17 (13.93%) VPN
3 15 (12.30%) SSL
4 9 (7.38%) Firewall
5 6 (4.92%) BGP
5 6 (4.92%) OSPF
6 5 (4.10%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.28%) HTTP
7 4 (3.28%) Internet
8 3 (2.46%) Network Security
9 2 (1.64%) Broadband
9 2 (1.64%) DSL
9 2 (1.64%) EIGRP
9 2 (1.64%) GLBP
9 2 (1.64%) HSRP
9 2 (1.64%) LAN
9 2 (1.64%) MPLS
9 2 (1.64%) RIP
9 2 (1.64%) VRRP
9 2 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (36.89%) Amazon RDS
2 27 (22.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (2.46%) Amazon Athena
3 3 (2.46%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.46%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.46%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.64%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.64%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.64%) Tableau
5 1 (0.82%) Big Data
5 1 (0.82%) Cloudera CDH
5 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (20.49%) Jenkins
2 19 (15.57%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.38%) JIRA
4 7 (5.74%) GitLab
5 6 (4.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (4.92%) CircleCI
6 4 (3.28%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.46%) Bitbucket Server
7 3 (2.46%) SonarQube
7 3 (2.46%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.82%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.82%) Babel
8 1 (0.82%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.82%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.82%) ESLint
8 1 (0.82%) gulp
8 1 (0.82%) Selenium
8 1 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.82%) Terragrunt
8 1 (0.82%) webpack
General
1 21 (17.21%) Finance
2 9 (7.38%) Social Skills
3 4 (3.28%) Banking
4 3 (2.46%) Law
4 3 (2.46%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.82%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (0.82%) Legal
6 1 (0.82%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 49 (40.16%) AWS Engineer
2 37 (30.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 26 (21.31%) Cloud Engineer
4 24 (19.67%) Architect
5 22 (18.03%) AWS Architect
6 21 (17.21%) AWS DevOps
6 21 (17.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 12 (9.84%) AWS Solutions Architect
7 12 (9.84%) Platform Engineer
7 12 (9.84%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (8.20%) Cloud Architect
9 6 (4.92%) Data Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.10%) Developer
10 5 (4.10%) Senior Architect
11 4 (3.28%) Senior Cloud Engineer
12 3 (2.46%) Consultant
12 3 (2.46%) Migration Engineer
12 3 (2.46%) Operations Engineer
12 3 (2.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.75%) Web Services
2 17 (13.93%) JSON
3 14 (11.48%) YAML
4 11 (9.02%) Node.js
5 9 (7.38%) React
6 8 (6.56%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (5.74%) REST
8 6 (4.92%) Kafka
9 5 (4.10%) SOAP
10 4 (3.28%) AngularJS
10 4 (3.28%) Backbone.js
10 4 (3.28%) CSS
10 4 (3.28%) Dojo
10 4 (3.28%) Ember.js
10 4 (3.28%) HTML
10 4 (3.28%) jQuery
10 4 (3.28%) JWT
10 4 (3.28%) Sass
10 4 (3.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (2.46%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.20%) Cloud Native
2 6 (4.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (4.10%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (3.28%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.46%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.64%) Clustering
6 2 (1.64%) PKI
6 2 (1.64%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.64%) Social Media
7 1 (0.82%) Blog
7 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.82%) Replication
7 1 (0.82%) User Experience
7 1 (0.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 51 (41.80%) Linux
2 29 (23.77%) Windows
3 13 (10.66%) Unix
4 4 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.46%) CentOS
6 2 (1.64%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.82%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.82%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (64.75%) DevOps
2 43 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (23.77%) Infrastructure as Code
4 17 (13.93%) ITIL
5 14 (11.48%) Cost Optimisation
5 14 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (10.66%) Change Management
6 13 (10.66%) Configuration Management
7 12 (9.84%) Auto-Scaling
7 12 (9.84%) Business Continuity
7 12 (9.84%) Business Continuity Management
7 12 (9.84%) Infrastructure Automation
7 12 (9.84%) Service Management
8 11 (9.02%) Microservices
9 10 (8.20%) Network Load Balancing
10 9 (7.38%) ETL
11 8 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (6.56%) Data Pipeline
11 8 (6.56%) Migration
12 7 (5.74%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 47 (38.52%) Python
2 14 (11.48%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.20%) Java
4 7 (5.74%) Bash Shell
5 6 (4.92%) Scala
5 6 (4.92%) TypeScript
6 4 (3.28%) Perl
7 3 (2.46%) Go
8 2 (1.64%) C#
8 2 (1.64%) Ruby
8 2 (1.64%) SQL
9 1 (0.82%) Bicep
9 1 (0.82%) C
9 1 (0.82%) Groovy
9 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (24.59%) AWS Certification
2 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared
2 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.28%) CISSP
4 3 (2.46%) Degree
5 2 (1.64%) CISA
5 2 (1.64%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.28%) Accessibility
2 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.64%) NCSC
2 2 (1.64%) NIST
2 2 (1.64%) NIST 800
2 2 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.82%) DICOM
3 1 (0.82%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (18.03%) Docker
2 17 (13.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.38%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.64%) pfSense
4 2 (1.64%) Squid
4 2 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 58 (47.54%) Terraform
2 42 (34.43%) Ansible
3 18 (14.75%) Kubernetes
4 16 (13.11%) Puppet
5 15 (12.30%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (4.10%) Packer
6 5 (4.10%) ZABBIX
7 3 (2.46%) HAProxy
7 3 (2.46%) Kibana
7 3 (2.46%) logstash
8 2 (1.64%) Consul
8 2 (1.64%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.64%) Grafana
8 2 (1.64%) Graphite
8 2 (1.64%) Istio
8 2 (1.64%) linkerd
8 2 (1.64%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.82%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (13.93%) VMware
2 13 (10.66%) SolarWinds
3 12 (9.84%) New Relic
4 7 (5.74%) Splunk
5 4 (3.28%) Infoblox
5 4 (3.28%) Palo Alto
6 3 (2.46%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.46%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.46%) Google
6 3 (2.46%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.64%) Adobe
7 2 (1.64%) Databricks
7 2 (1.64%) HP
7 2 (1.64%) Oracle
7 2 (1.64%) PagerDuty
8 1 (0.82%) Cisco
8 1 (0.82%) Juniper
8 1 (0.82%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.82%) Okta