Period
to 23 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding 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 23 September 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 292 484 520
Rank change year-on-year +192 +36 +84
Contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud 47 140 148
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.34% 0.30% 0.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.23% 1.14% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 94 105
Median daily rate £450 £498 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.55% +4.74% -5.00%
10th Percentile £318 £314 £388
90th Percentile £501 £600 £638
UK median daily rate £495 £575 £525
% change year-on-year -13.91% +9.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 3,813 12,319 10,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 27.95% 26.08% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,399 8,080 6,947
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 282 242
Median hourly rate £24.15 £22.34 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.13% +27.63% -7.70%
10th Percentile £14.43 £13.21 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.88 £82.50 £56.25
Median hourly rate £34.00 £21.76 £18.00
% change year-on-year +56.25% +20.89% -10.00%

Virtual Private Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Private Cloud in the UK excluding London

Virtual Private Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Daily rate trend for Virtual Private Cloud in the UK excluding London

Virtual Private Cloud
Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Private Cloud in the UK excluding London

Virtual Private Cloud
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding 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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 23 September 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
North of England +96 21 £450 -9.09% 6
North West +76 13 £428 -14.50% 3
South East +175 11 £500 -8.26% 6
Scotland +78 10 £375 +11.11% 1
North East +24 7 £495 -
East of England +93 3 £335 -45.31% 4
Midlands +91 1 £473 +30.46% 1
South West +89 1 £450 -6.49% 1
Yorkshire +72 1 £500 -9.09% 3
West Midlands +67 1 £473 +45.52% 1
Virtual Private Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Virtual Private Cloud.

1 45 (95.74%) AWS
2 34 (72.34%) Terraform
3 33 (70.21%) DevOps
4 31 (65.96%) Linux
5 30 (63.83%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (59.57%) Amazon S3
6 28 (59.57%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (57.45%) Jenkins
7 27 (57.45%) Python
8 26 (55.32%) Infrastructure as Code
9 25 (53.19%) Docker
10 24 (51.06%) AWS Lambda
10 24 (51.06%) Test Automation
11 23 (48.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 22 (46.81%) Serverless
13 21 (44.68%) Unix
14 20 (42.55%) Java
15 18 (38.30%) AWS CloudTrail
16 17 (36.17%) Opscode Chef
16 17 (36.17%) Puppet
16 17 (36.17%) NoSQL
17 16 (34.04%) Git (software)
17 16 (34.04%) Amazon RDS
17 16 (34.04%) Windows
17 16 (34.04%) Kubernetes
18 15 (31.91%) Ruby
19 14 (29.79%) DNS
19 14 (29.79%) Configuration Management
19 14 (29.79%) Bash Shell
19 14 (29.79%) AWS CloudFormation

Virtual Private Cloud
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 8 (17.02%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (12.77%) Confluence
3 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.38%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.26%) Drupal
5 1 (2.13%) nginx
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 45 (95.74%) AWS
2 30 (63.83%) Amazon EC2
3 28 (59.57%) Amazon S3
4 24 (51.06%) AWS Lambda
5 23 (48.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 22 (46.81%) Serverless
7 18 (38.30%) AWS CloudTrail
8 14 (29.79%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (27.66%) Azure
9 13 (27.66%) GitHub
10 10 (21.28%) Coveralls
11 9 (19.15%) Route 53
12 7 (14.89%) AWS CodePipeline
12 7 (14.89%) OpenShift
13 6 (12.77%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (12.77%) AWS CodeBuild
14 4 (8.51%) Amazon ECS
15 3 (6.38%) Amazon Glacier
15 3 (6.38%) Amazon GuardDuty
15 3 (6.38%) AWS CodeDeploy
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.79%) DNS
2 7 (14.89%) HTTP
3 3 (6.38%) DHCP
3 3 (6.38%) Skype
3 3 (6.38%) VPN
4 1 (2.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (36.17%) NoSQL
2 16 (34.04%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (23.40%) Relational Database
4 10 (21.28%) RDBMS
5 8 (17.02%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (14.89%) MongoDB
7 3 (6.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (6.38%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 27 (57.45%) Jenkins
2 16 (34.04%) Git (software)
3 10 (21.28%) SonarQube
4 9 (19.15%) GitLab
5 7 (14.89%) Bitbucket Server
5 7 (14.89%) Gradle
5 7 (14.89%) JIRA
5 7 (14.89%) JUnit
5 7 (14.89%) Maven
5 7 (14.89%) TeamCity
6 6 (12.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (12.77%) Spinnaker
7 1 (2.13%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.13%) GoCD
General
1 14 (29.79%) Public Sector
2 4 (8.51%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Law
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (53.19%) Cloud Engineer
2 21 (44.68%) AWS Engineer
3 18 (38.30%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (17.02%) AWS DevOps
4 8 (17.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (17.02%) Test Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Developer
7 2 (4.26%) React Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Active Directory Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) AWS Developer
8 1 (2.13%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) Web Services
2 8 (17.02%) .NET
2 8 (17.02%) Node.js
3 6 (12.77%) RESTful
4 4 (8.51%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (6.38%) Django
5 3 (6.38%) Flask
6 2 (4.26%) React Native
6 2 (4.26%) REST
7 1 (2.13%) Ajax
7 1 (2.13%) CSS
7 1 (2.13%) CSS3
7 1 (2.13%) HTML
7 1 (2.13%) HTML5
7 1 (2.13%) JSON
7 1 (2.13%) Kafka
7 1 (2.13%) React
7 1 (2.13%) Serverless Framework
7 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (6.38%) Cloud Native
2 3 (6.38%) Replication
3 2 (4.26%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (65.96%) Linux
2 21 (44.68%) Unix
3 16 (34.04%) Windows
4 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.38%) Debian
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (70.21%) DevOps
2 28 (59.57%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (55.32%) Infrastructure as Code
4 24 (51.06%) Test Automation
5 14 (29.79%) Configuration Management
6 13 (27.66%) Deployment Automation
7 10 (21.28%) Blue-Green Deployment
7 10 (21.28%) Canary Deployment
7 10 (21.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (19.15%) Scrum
9 8 (17.02%) Mentoring
9 8 (17.02%) Microservices
9 8 (17.02%) Network Load Balancing
10 7 (14.89%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (14.89%) Load Balancing
10 7 (14.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
10 7 (14.89%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 6 (12.77%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 27 (57.45%) Python
2 20 (42.55%) Java
3 15 (31.91%) Ruby
4 14 (29.79%) Bash Shell
5 11 (23.40%) SQL
6 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
7 6 (12.77%) Go
7 6 (12.77%) Scala
8 5 (10.64%) Java 8
8 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
9 2 (4.26%) ES6
10 1 (2.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (8.51%) AWS Certification
3 3 (6.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) QA
2 3 (6.38%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (53.19%) Docker
2 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.38%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 34 (72.34%) Terraform
2 17 (36.17%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (36.17%) Puppet
3 16 (34.04%) Kubernetes
4 14 (29.79%) Packer
4 14 (29.79%) Prometheus
5 13 (27.66%) Ansible
6 8 (17.02%) Grafana
7 3 (6.38%) Kibana
7 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (4.26%) Graylog
8 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (4.26%) Nagios
9 1 (2.13%) Consul
9 1 (2.13%) Graphite
9 1 (2.13%) HAProxy
9 1 (2.13%) Istio
9 1 (2.13%) Mesos
9 1 (2.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
1 6 (12.77%) Zscaler
2 3 (6.38%) CloudEndure
3 2 (4.26%) VMware
4 1 (2.13%) Dynatrace
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle
4 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.13%) Splunk