Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 435 511 572
Rank change year-on-year +76 +61 +27
Contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud 117 147 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.31% 0.28% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.13% 1.18% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 105 53
UK excluding London median daily rate £548 £475 £539
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.26% -11.85% +29.85%
10th Percentile £396 £363 £416
90th Percentile £683 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 10,333 12,495 8,998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 27.34% 23.63% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,611 8,130 5,771
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £250 £275 £259
90th Percentile £625 £610 £588
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 220 151
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -1.62%
10th Percentile £12.90 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £57.80 £48.44 £45.50
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +22.40% -12.50% +6.67%

Virtual Private Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Virtual Private Cloud as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Private Cloud in the UK excluding London

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 February 2020.

Contractor 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 22 February 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 +54 51 £525 +5.00% 8
North West +52 31 £525 +16.67% 5
South East +95 25 £644 +28.75% 10
Midlands +36 16 £525 +31.09% 4
Scotland +23 14 £700 +64.71% 6
North East +25 11 £763 +52.50% 1
East Midlands +20 10 £525 +7.69% 2
Yorkshire +36 9 £505 -3.81% 2
East of England +25 8 £625 +4.38% 1
West Midlands +37 6 £388 +7.64% 2
South West +7 6 £563 +19.68% 1
Virtual Private Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 117 (100.00%) AWS
2 73 (62.39%) DevOps
3 64 (54.70%) Amazon EC2
3 64 (54.70%) Terraform
4 63 (53.85%) Amazon S3
5 56 (47.86%) Ansible
6 52 (44.44%) Jenkins
7 50 (42.74%) Linux
7 50 (42.74%) Python
8 49 (41.88%) Docker
9 45 (38.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 41 (35.04%) Agile Software Development
11 39 (33.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 38 (32.48%) AWS Lambda
12 38 (32.48%) Serverless
13 36 (30.77%) Kubernetes
14 34 (29.06%) Puppet
15 33 (28.21%) Route 53
16 32 (27.35%) Opscode Chef
16 32 (27.35%) Bash Shell
17 31 (26.50%) Amazon RDS
18 29 (24.79%) VPN
19 28 (23.93%) CloudFront
20 27 (23.08%) Amazon ECS
21 24 (20.51%) Windows
22 22 (18.80%) Amazon ELB
23 21 (17.95%) AWS Certification
24 20 (17.09%) Public Cloud
24 20 (17.09%) AWS CloudTrail
24 20 (17.09%) Git (software)

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 12 (10.26%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (7.69%) Apache
2 9 (7.69%) Confluence
3 7 (5.98%) nginx
4 4 (3.42%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (2.56%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.56%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.71%) JBoss
6 2 (1.71%) WildFly
7 1 (0.85%) Drupal
7 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 8 (6.84%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 117 (100.00%) AWS
2 64 (54.70%) Amazon EC2
3 63 (53.85%) Amazon S3
4 45 (38.46%) AWS CloudFormation
5 39 (33.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 38 (32.48%) AWS Lambda
6 38 (32.48%) Serverless
7 33 (28.21%) Route 53
8 28 (23.93%) CloudFront
9 27 (23.08%) Amazon ECS
10 22 (18.80%) Amazon ELB
11 20 (17.09%) AWS CloudTrail
12 15 (12.82%) Azure
13 14 (11.97%) PaaS
14 13 (11.11%) Amazon EMR
15 12 (10.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 11 (9.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 11 (9.40%) OpenShift
17 10 (8.55%) Amazon SQS
18 8 (6.84%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 29 (24.79%) VPN
2 19 (16.24%) Firewall
3 16 (13.68%) DNS
4 8 (6.84%) Internet
5 6 (5.13%) HTTP
5 6 (5.13%) SSL
5 6 (5.13%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.27%) IPsec
6 5 (4.27%) WAN
7 4 (3.42%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.42%) MQTT
7 4 (3.42%) VLAN
7 4 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.56%) BGP
8 3 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (2.56%) HSRP
8 3 (2.56%) VRRP
9 2 (1.71%) NAS
9 2 (1.71%) SSH
9 2 (1.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (26.50%) Amazon RDS
2 14 (11.97%) MySQL
3 10 (8.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 8 (6.84%) MongoDB
5 7 (5.98%) Big Data
6 5 (4.27%) Amazon Athena
6 5 (4.27%) Amazon Redshift
6 5 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (3.42%) Amazon Aurora
7 4 (3.42%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.42%) SAP HANA
8 3 (2.56%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.56%) Electronic Patient Records
8 3 (2.56%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.56%) Impala
9 2 (1.71%) Redis
9 2 (1.71%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.85%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 52 (44.44%) Jenkins
2 20 (17.09%) Git (software)
3 18 (15.38%) JIRA
4 11 (9.40%) GitLab
5 8 (6.84%) CircleCI
5 8 (6.84%) Travis CI
6 7 (5.98%) SonarQube
7 6 (5.13%) Gradle
8 5 (4.27%) Bitbucket
9 4 (3.42%) Artifactory
9 4 (3.42%) GoCD
9 4 (3.42%) gulp
9 4 (3.42%) Maven
10 3 (2.56%) Mocha
10 3 (2.56%) Selenium
10 3 (2.56%) Snyk
10 3 (2.56%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.85%) Subversion
General
1 10 (8.55%) Banking
2 7 (5.98%) Finance
3 4 (3.42%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.56%) Retail
5 2 (1.71%) Marketing
5 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.85%) Automotive
6 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (29.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 30 (25.64%) Architect
3 28 (23.93%) AWS Engineer
4 17 (14.53%) AWS DevOps
5 14 (11.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 12 (10.26%) Cloud Architect
6 12 (10.26%) Developer
7 10 (8.55%) AWS Architect
8 9 (7.69%) Senior DevOps
8 9 (7.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.98%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (5.13%) AWS Developer
10 6 (5.13%) Security Engineer
11 5 (4.27%) DevSecOps Engineer
11 5 (4.27%) Infrastructure Tester
11 5 (4.27%) Network Engineer
11 5 (4.27%) Tester
12 4 (3.42%) Cloud Engineer
12 4 (3.42%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 4 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.40%) Elastic Stack
1 11 (9.40%) YAML
2 9 (7.69%) Node.js
3 8 (6.84%) LEMP Stack
4 6 (5.13%) LAMP
5 5 (4.27%) HTML
5 5 (4.27%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (3.42%) boto
6 4 (3.42%) JSON
6 4 (3.42%) Swagger
6 4 (3.42%) Web Services
7 3 (2.56%) 802.1X
8 2 (1.71%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.71%) Memcached
8 2 (1.71%) REST
9 1 (0.85%) Ajax
9 1 (0.85%) CSS3
9 1 (0.85%) HTML5
9 1 (0.85%) RESTful
9 1 (0.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.09%) Public Cloud
2 8 (6.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 7 (5.98%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (5.98%) User Experience
4 6 (5.13%) Cloud Native
4 6 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.42%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.56%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.71%) Clustering
7 2 (1.71%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.71%) PKI
8 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 50 (42.74%) Linux
2 24 (20.51%) Windows
3 15 (12.82%) CentOS
4 10 (8.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (6.84%) Ubuntu
5 8 (6.84%) Unix
6 5 (4.27%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.71%) Amazon Linux
7 2 (1.71%) Solaris
8 1 (0.85%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (62.39%) DevOps
2 41 (35.04%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (14.53%) Migration
3 17 (14.53%) Scrum
4 16 (13.68%) Open Source
5 14 (11.97%) Infrastructure as Code
6 13 (11.11%) Load Balancing
6 13 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 12 (10.26%) Configuration Management
7 12 (10.26%) Kanban
7 12 (10.26%) Microservices
8 11 (9.40%) Infrastructure Automation
9 9 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (7.69%) TOGAF
10 8 (6.84%) DevSecOps
10 8 (6.84%) DoDAF
11 7 (5.98%) Asset Management
11 7 (5.98%) Auto-Scaling
11 7 (5.98%) High Availability
12 6 (5.13%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 50 (42.74%) Python
2 32 (27.35%) Bash Shell
3 17 (14.53%) Java
4 11 (9.40%) Ruby
5 10 (8.55%) Groovy
6 8 (6.84%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.98%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.27%) Perl
8 5 (4.27%) PHP
9 4 (3.42%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.56%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.71%) Scala
11 2 (1.71%) SQL
12 1 (0.85%) C
12 1 (0.85%) C#
12 1 (0.85%) ES6
12 1 (0.85%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 21 (17.95%) AWS Certification
2 5 (4.27%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.42%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.56%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (1.71%) CCNA
5 2 (1.71%) CCNP
5 2 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.71%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.85%) Degree
6 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) LPIC
6 1 (0.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 49 (41.88%) Docker
2 8 (6.84%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.13%) vSphere
4 5 (4.27%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.42%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.85%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 64 (54.70%) Terraform
2 56 (47.86%) Ansible
3 36 (30.77%) Kubernetes
4 34 (29.06%) Puppet
5 32 (27.35%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (6.84%) HAProxy
6 8 (6.84%) Packer
7 6 (5.13%) Consul
7 6 (5.13%) Grafana
8 4 (3.42%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (3.42%) Prometheus
8 4 (3.42%) Rancher
9 3 (2.56%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.71%) Kibana
10 2 (1.71%) QRadar
10 2 (1.71%) Salt
10 2 (1.71%) vRealize
11 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.85%) Nagios
11 1 (0.85%) yum
Vendors
1 13 (11.11%) Cisco
2 11 (9.40%) Oracle
3 10 (8.55%) IBM
4 8 (6.84%) HP
4 8 (6.84%) Sparx
5 7 (5.98%) Red Hat
5 7 (5.98%) VMware
6 4 (3.42%) Black Duck
6 4 (3.42%) Google
6 4 (3.42%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.42%) SAP
6 4 (3.42%) Splunk
7 3 (2.56%) New Relic
7 3 (2.56%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.71%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.71%) CommVault
8 2 (1.71%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (1.71%) PlateSpin
8 2 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.71%) Veeam