Period
to 22 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 April 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)
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 488 478 495
Rank change year-on-year -10 +17 +81
Contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud 158 179 423
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.32% 0.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.84% 1.05% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 129 296
10th Percentile £353 £407 £400
25th Percentile £438 £500 £483
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £575 £575
Median % change year-on-year -13.04% - +4.55%
75th Percentile £638 £656 £639
90th Percentile " £754 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -13.64% +10.00% -3.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £33.75 - £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.07 - -

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 18,764 17,027 26,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.97% 30.31% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,528 11,911 18,236
10th Percentile £313 £285 £313
25th Percentile £410 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £588 £575
90th Percentile £664 £675 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £456
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 277 257
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.75 £11.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £16.25 £13.20
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -3.37%
75th Percentile £45.00 £39.31 £27.00
90th Percentile £60.40 £59.20 £49.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.48 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.10% +14.59% +4.62%

Virtual Private Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Private Cloud in the UK

Virtual Private Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Virtual Private Cloud in the UK

Virtual Private Cloud
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Private Cloud in the UK

Virtual Private Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Virtual Private Cloud in the UK

Virtual Private Cloud
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Virtual Private Cloud in the UK

Virtual Private Cloud
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 22 April 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
England -6 108 £500 -13.04% 47
London -3 65 £500 -16.67% 21
Work from Home -204 61 £600 +9.09% 10
UK excluding London +43 54 £475 -13.64% 30
North of England +25 11 £500 -9.09% 9
South East +44 10 £475 -20.00% 10
Scotland +1 10 £355 -21.11% 4
East of England +32 7 £338 -46.00% 1
North West +11 7 £498 +2.58% 6
South West +45 6 £650 +18.18% 4
Wales - 6 £450 -
West Midlands +26 4 £363 -29.27% 2
Midlands +16 4 £363 -33.69% 2
Yorkshire +38 3 £475 -8.70% 2
North East +18 1 £600 -33.33% 1

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 with a requirement for Virtual Private Cloud.

1 154 (97.47%) AWS
2 77 (48.73%) Amazon EC2
3 75 (47.47%) AWS Lambda
4 73 (46.20%) Amazon S3
5 71 (44.94%) Python
6 70 (44.30%) Serverless
7 60 (37.97%) Terraform
7 60 (37.97%) DevOps
8 53 (33.54%) Kubernetes
8 53 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
9 49 (31.01%) Docker
10 47 (29.75%) Amazon RDS
11 45 (28.48%) Linux
12 42 (26.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 38 (24.05%) Azure
14 35 (22.15%) Amazon EKS
15 34 (21.52%) AWS CloudFormation
16 33 (20.89%) Jenkins
17 32 (20.25%) Ansible
17 32 (20.25%) Amazon ECS
18 30 (18.99%) Infrastructure as Code
18 30 (18.99%) Finance
18 30 (18.99%) Java
19 29 (18.35%) VPN
19 29 (18.35%) Amazon SQS
20 27 (17.09%) Git (software)
21 26 (16.46%) Firewall
22 25 (15.82%) JIRA
22 25 (15.82%) Continuous Integration
22 25 (15.82%) Bash Shell

Virtual Private Cloud
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 19 (12.03%) Confluence
2 4 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.90%) nginx
3 3 (1.90%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.27%) Apache
4 2 (1.27%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.27%) JBoss
4 2 (1.27%) Jupyter
4 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.63%) CMS
5 1 (0.63%) Drupal
5 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (3.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 154 (97.47%) AWS
2 77 (48.73%) Amazon EC2
3 75 (47.47%) AWS Lambda
4 73 (46.20%) Amazon S3
5 70 (44.30%) Serverless
6 42 (26.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 38 (24.05%) Azure
8 35 (22.15%) Amazon EKS
9 34 (21.52%) AWS CloudFormation
10 32 (20.25%) Amazon ECS
11 29 (18.35%) Amazon SQS
12 21 (13.29%) CloudFront
12 21 (13.29%) Route 53
13 19 (12.03%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 17 (10.76%) Amazon ELB
15 15 (9.49%) GitHub
16 14 (8.86%) AWS Fargate
17 13 (8.23%) AWS Direct Connect
18 12 (7.59%) Amazon Kinesis
19 10 (6.33%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 29 (18.35%) VPN
2 26 (16.46%) Firewall
3 17 (10.76%) DNS
4 15 (9.49%) SSL
5 14 (8.86%) Network Security
6 10 (6.33%) BGP
6 10 (6.33%) EIGRP
6 10 (6.33%) OSPF
7 9 (5.70%) HSRP
7 9 (5.70%) MPLS
8 7 (4.43%) DWDM
8 7 (4.43%) RIP
8 7 (4.43%) TCP/IP
9 6 (3.80%) DHCP
9 6 (3.80%) HTTP
10 5 (3.16%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (2.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (2.53%) IPsec
11 4 (2.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (29.75%) Amazon RDS
2 24 (15.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 15 (9.49%) MySQL
3 15 (9.49%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (9.49%) SQL Server
4 14 (8.86%) MongoDB
5 12 (7.59%) NoSQL
6 8 (5.06%) Amazon Aurora
7 6 (3.80%) Amazon Athena
8 5 (3.16%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.53%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.53%) Redis
10 3 (1.90%) DB2
10 3 (1.90%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.90%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.27%) Big Data
12 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.63%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 33 (20.89%) Jenkins
2 27 (17.09%) Git (software)
3 25 (15.82%) JIRA
4 17 (10.76%) GitLab
5 11 (6.96%) JUnit
6 9 (5.70%) Cucumber
6 9 (5.70%) SonarQube
6 9 (5.70%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (3.80%) REST Assured
8 5 (3.16%) Artifactory
8 5 (3.16%) Bitbucket
8 5 (3.16%) Mockito
9 4 (2.53%) Bitbucket Server
9 4 (2.53%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.53%) RSpec
9 4 (2.53%) Selenium
10 3 (1.90%) GoCD
11 2 (1.27%) CA Release Automation
11 2 (1.27%) JMeter
11 2 (1.27%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (18.99%) Finance
2 14 (8.86%) Banking
3 7 (4.43%) Public Sector
4 5 (3.16%) Front Office
5 2 (1.27%) Law
5 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.63%) Advertising
6 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.63%) Billing
6 1 (0.63%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.63%) Games
6 1 (0.63%) Hebrew Language
6 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (31.01%) AWS Engineer
2 37 (23.42%) Cloud Engineer
3 34 (21.52%) Developer
4 28 (17.72%) DevOps Engineer
5 19 (12.03%) Security Engineer
6 16 (10.13%) Architect
7 14 (8.86%) AWS DevOps
8 13 (8.23%) Java Developer
9 11 (6.96%) Network Security Engineer
10 10 (6.33%) AWS Architect
10 10 (6.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 7 (4.43%) AWS Developer
11 7 (4.43%) Cloud Architect
11 7 (4.43%) Senior Developer
11 7 (4.43%) Senior DevOps
11 7 (4.43%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 6 (3.80%) Administrator
12 6 (3.80%) Consultant
12 6 (3.80%) Software Developer
13 5 (3.16%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.92%) Web Services
2 20 (12.66%) Node.js
3 15 (9.49%) JSON
4 14 (8.86%) Spring
5 12 (7.59%) React
6 11 (6.96%) REST
6 11 (6.96%) Spring Boot
7 10 (6.33%) AngularJS
7 10 (6.33%) CSS
8 9 (5.70%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (5.06%) HTML
9 8 (5.06%) YAML
10 7 (4.43%) Express
10 7 (4.43%) JPA
11 6 (3.80%) PySpark
11 6 (3.80%) Sass
12 5 (3.16%) JSON Schema
12 5 (3.16%) RESTful
12 5 (3.16%) XML
12 5 (3.16%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.39%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (8.23%) Mobile App
3 11 (6.96%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.80%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.80%) Replication
5 4 (2.53%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (2.53%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.53%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.27%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.27%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.27%) Social Media
6 2 (1.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (0.63%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.63%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 45 (28.48%) Linux
2 19 (12.03%) Windows
3 8 (5.06%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.80%) CentOS
5 5 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.16%) Ubuntu
5 5 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.16%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (1.90%) Unix
7 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.63%) Alpine Linux
8 1 (0.63%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.63%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (37.97%) DevOps
2 53 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (18.99%) Infrastructure as Code
4 25 (15.82%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (13.29%) Microservices
6 19 (12.03%) Configuration Management
6 19 (12.03%) Scrum
7 18 (11.39%) Change Management
7 18 (11.39%) Migration
8 17 (10.76%) ITIL
9 15 (9.49%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (9.49%) TDD
10 14 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (8.23%) Mentoring
11 13 (8.23%) Test Automation
12 12 (7.59%) OWASP
13 11 (6.96%) Auto-Scaling
13 11 (6.96%) Network Management
13 11 (6.96%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 71 (44.94%) Python
2 30 (18.99%) Java
3 25 (15.82%) Bash Shell
4 18 (11.39%) SQL
5 11 (6.96%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.80%) Scala
7 5 (3.16%) Ruby
7 5 (3.16%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.16%) TypeScript
8 4 (2.53%) Java 8
9 3 (1.90%) C
9 3 (1.90%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.27%) C#
10 2 (1.27%) C++
10 2 (1.27%) ES6
10 2 (1.27%) Go
10 2 (1.27%) PHP
10 2 (1.27%) R
11 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (13.29%) AWS Certification
2 16 (10.13%) Security Cleared
3 14 (8.86%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.96%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (6.33%) CCNP
6 3 (1.90%) CCIE
6 3 (1.90%) CCNA
7 2 (1.27%) CCA
7 2 (1.27%) CCSP
7 2 (1.27%) CISM
7 2 (1.27%) CISSP
7 2 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.27%) Degree
7 2 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.27%) VCAP
7 2 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.63%) CCIE Security
8 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.63%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.96%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) HIPAA
System Software
1 49 (31.01%) Docker
2 8 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.16%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.90%) vSphere
6 2 (1.27%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.63%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.63%) GlusterFS
7 1 (0.63%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 60 (37.97%) Terraform
2 53 (33.54%) Kubernetes
3 32 (20.25%) Ansible
4 13 (8.23%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (7.59%) Prometheus
6 9 (5.70%) Packer
7 7 (4.43%) Grafana
7 7 (4.43%) HP NNM
7 7 (4.43%) Istio
7 7 (4.43%) Puppet
8 4 (2.53%) Consul
9 3 (1.90%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 3 (1.90%) Foglight
9 3 (1.90%) Nagios
10 2 (1.27%) Kibana
10 2 (1.27%) logstash
10 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (1.27%) PowerCLI
10 2 (1.27%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (9.49%) Cisco
1 15 (9.49%) Oracle
2 12 (7.59%) F5
3 10 (6.33%) CheckPoint
4 8 (5.06%) Juniper
4 8 (5.06%) VMware
5 7 (4.43%) HP
6 6 (3.80%) SolarWinds
7 5 (3.16%) New Relic
7 5 (3.16%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.53%) Citrix
8 4 (2.53%) Meraki
9 3 (1.90%) AppDynamics
9 3 (1.90%) Google
9 3 (1.90%) Splunk
10 2 (1.27%) Aruba
10 2 (1.27%) Infoblox
10 2 (1.27%) Isilon
10 2 (1.27%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.27%) Palo Alto