Period
to 19 January 2020

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 19 January 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
6 months to
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 568 442 612
Rank change year-on-year -126 +170 +108
Contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud 179 497 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.50% 0.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.84% 1.99% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 382 206
UK median daily rate £595 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.18% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £406 £389 £425
90th Percentile £725 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 21,327 24,942 18,354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.75% 25.26% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,462 17,213 12,761
UK median daily rate £491 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.76% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £278 £305 £285
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 331 232
UK median hourly rate £20.79 £17.50 £19.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.80% -9.39% +3.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £78.75 £57.50 £53.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +1.27%

Virtual Private Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Private Cloud in the UK

Virtual Private Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Private Cloud in the UK

Virtual Private Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Private Cloud in the UK

Virtual Private Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Private Cloud in the UK

Virtual Private Cloud
Top 14 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 19 January 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
England -105 170 £583 +5.91% 67
UK excluding London +13 103 £550 +15.79% 36
London -78 78 £600 +9.09% 38
North of England +16 50 £500 -4.76% 16
North West +16 29 £463 +2.78% 11
South East +79 20 £650 +46.07% 4
Yorkshire -3 12 £505 -8.18% 5
East of England +34 10 £613 +5.83% 1
Midlands +26 9 £425 -12.82% 4
North East +23 9 £745 +49.00%
Scotland +18 9 £700 +64.71% 6
West Midlands +35 6 £388 +7.64% 2
South West +4 5 £563 +19.68% 4
East Midlands +1 3 £425 -12.82% 2

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 with a requirement for Virtual Private Cloud.

1 177 (98.88%) AWS
2 124 (69.27%) DevOps
3 112 (62.57%) Amazon EC2
4 103 (57.54%) Amazon S3
5 102 (56.98%) Python
6 96 (53.63%) Terraform
7 90 (50.28%) Ansible
8 87 (48.60%) Docker
9 86 (48.04%) Linux
10 84 (46.93%) Jenkins
11 72 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
12 71 (39.66%) Serverless
13 69 (38.55%) AWS Lambda
14 68 (37.99%) Amazon RDS
15 65 (36.31%) AWS CloudFormation
16 56 (31.28%) Puppet
17 52 (29.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 52 (29.05%) Route 53
18 51 (28.49%) Kubernetes
19 47 (26.26%) Bash Shell
20 44 (24.58%) Java
20 44 (24.58%) VPN
21 42 (23.46%) JIRA
21 42 (23.46%) Opscode Chef
21 42 (23.46%) Amazon ECS
22 37 (20.67%) Configuration Management
23 36 (20.11%) Git (software)
24 35 (19.55%) Windows
25 34 (18.99%) CloudFront
26 33 (18.44%) Amazon ELB

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 23 (12.85%) Confluence
2 12 (6.70%) Apache
3 10 (5.59%) nginx
4 8 (4.47%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (3.91%) Apache Spark
6 4 (2.23%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.12%) JBoss
8 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 177 (98.88%) AWS
2 112 (62.57%) Amazon EC2
3 103 (57.54%) Amazon S3
4 71 (39.66%) Serverless
5 69 (38.55%) AWS Lambda
6 65 (36.31%) AWS CloudFormation
7 52 (29.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 52 (29.05%) Route 53
8 42 (23.46%) Amazon ECS
9 34 (18.99%) CloudFront
10 33 (18.44%) Amazon ELB
11 25 (13.97%) AWS CloudTrail
12 21 (11.73%) GCP
13 19 (10.61%) Azure
13 19 (10.61%) GitHub
14 18 (10.06%) Amazon EMR
14 18 (10.06%) PaaS
15 15 (8.38%) Amazon Kinesis
16 13 (7.26%) Amazon SQS
16 13 (7.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 44 (24.58%) VPN
2 26 (14.53%) Firewall
3 19 (10.61%) DNS
4 18 (10.06%) Internet
5 8 (4.47%) HTTP
5 8 (4.47%) IPsec
5 8 (4.47%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.91%) WAN
7 6 (3.35%) Network Security
8 5 (2.79%) SSL
8 5 (2.79%) VLAN
8 5 (2.79%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.23%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (2.23%) DMZ
9 4 (2.23%) SNMP
10 3 (1.68%) BGP
10 3 (1.68%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.68%) DHCP
10 3 (1.68%) HSRP
10 3 (1.68%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (37.99%) Amazon RDS
2 21 (11.73%) MySQL
3 19 (10.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 14 (7.82%) Amazon Redshift
5 10 (5.59%) Amazon Athena
5 10 (5.59%) Hadoop
6 9 (5.03%) MongoDB
7 7 (3.91%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (3.91%) Apache Hive
7 7 (3.91%) Big Data
8 6 (3.35%) Amazon Aurora
9 5 (2.79%) Data Lake
9 5 (2.79%) HBase
10 4 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (2.23%) SAP HANA
11 3 (1.68%) Electronic Patient Records
11 3 (1.68%) SQL Server
12 2 (1.12%) IBM InfoSphere
12 2 (1.12%) Impala
Development Applications
1 84 (46.93%) Jenkins
2 42 (23.46%) JIRA
3 36 (20.11%) Git (software)
4 20 (11.17%) GitLab
5 12 (6.70%) CircleCI
5 12 (6.70%) SonarQube
6 8 (4.47%) Bitbucket
6 8 (4.47%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (3.91%) Subversion
7 7 (3.91%) Travis CI
8 6 (3.35%) Gradle
9 5 (2.79%) Maven
10 4 (2.23%) Artifactory
10 4 (2.23%) gulp
10 4 (2.23%) Snyk
11 3 (1.68%) GoCD
12 2 (1.12%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 21 (11.73%) Finance
2 10 (5.59%) Banking
3 5 (2.79%) Retail
4 3 (1.68%) Automotive
4 3 (1.68%) Billing
4 3 (1.68%) Marketing
5 2 (1.12%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (38.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 56 (31.28%) AWS Engineer
3 32 (17.88%) AWS DevOps
4 29 (16.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 26 (14.53%) Architect
6 19 (10.61%) Cloud Engineer
7 14 (7.82%) Senior DevOps
7 14 (7.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 13 (7.26%) Developer
9 12 (6.70%) AWS Architect
9 12 (6.70%) Security Engineer
10 10 (5.59%) Cloud Architect
10 10 (5.59%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.91%) Administrator
11 7 (3.91%) DevSecOps Engineer
11 7 (3.91%) Systems Administrator
12 6 (3.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 5 (2.79%) AWS Solutions Architect
13 5 (2.79%) Network Engineer
13 5 (2.79%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (17.32%) Web Services
2 21 (11.73%) Node.js
3 14 (7.82%) JSON
4 12 (6.70%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (5.03%) Kafka
5 9 (5.03%) LAMP
5 9 (5.03%) LEMP Stack
6 7 (3.91%) YAML
7 6 (3.35%) HTML
7 6 (3.35%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (2.79%) Swagger
9 4 (2.23%) boto
10 3 (1.68%) 802.1X
10 3 (1.68%) RESTful
11 2 (1.12%) Django
11 2 (1.12%) J2EE
11 2 (1.12%) jQuery
11 2 (1.12%) React
11 2 (1.12%) SOAP
11 2 (1.12%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.06%) Public Cloud
2 11 (6.15%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (5.59%) Cloud Native
4 9 (5.03%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (3.91%) PKI
6 5 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.79%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.23%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.23%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.68%) User Experience
9 2 (1.12%) Clustering
9 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.56%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 86 (48.04%) Linux
2 35 (19.55%) Windows
3 29 (16.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (12.29%) CentOS
5 20 (11.17%) Unix
6 13 (7.26%) Ubuntu
7 12 (6.70%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.68%) Debian
9 2 (1.12%) Solaris
10 1 (0.56%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (69.27%) DevOps
2 72 (40.22%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (20.67%) Configuration Management
4 28 (15.64%) Scrum
5 26 (14.53%) Infrastructure as Code
5 26 (14.53%) Microservices
6 24 (13.41%) Migration
7 21 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (11.73%) Infrastructure Automation
7 21 (11.73%) Kanban
8 19 (10.61%) Open Source
9 14 (7.82%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (7.26%) DevSecOps
10 13 (7.26%) Load Balancing
11 11 (6.15%) Data Engineering
12 10 (5.59%) ITIL
12 10 (5.59%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (5.59%) Project Delivery
12 10 (5.59%) Test Automation
13 9 (5.03%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 102 (56.98%) Python
2 47 (26.26%) Bash Shell
3 44 (24.58%) Java
4 19 (10.61%) Ruby
5 17 (9.50%) JavaScript
5 17 (9.50%) Perl
6 15 (8.38%) Groovy
7 14 (7.82%) PowerShell
8 13 (7.26%) Scala
9 12 (6.70%) SQL
10 7 (3.91%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.35%) PHP
12 4 (2.23%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.68%) Go
13 3 (1.68%) Java 8
14 2 (1.12%) C
14 2 (1.12%) RPG
15 1 (0.56%) PHP 7
15 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 30 (16.76%) AWS Certification
2 12 (6.70%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.15%) RHCE
4 4 (2.23%) Degree
4 4 (2.23%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.12%) CCNA
5 2 (1.12%) CCNP
5 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.12%) CISSP
5 2 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) LPIC
6 1 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.68%) GDPR
2 2 (1.12%) HIPAA
2 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.12%) NIST
2 2 (1.12%) NIST 800
2 2 (1.12%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.12%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 87 (48.60%) Docker
2 14 (7.82%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.91%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.35%) vSphere
5 5 (2.79%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.12%) LXC
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 96 (53.63%) Terraform
2 90 (50.28%) Ansible
3 56 (31.28%) Puppet
4 51 (28.49%) Kubernetes
5 42 (23.46%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (9.50%) Packer
7 9 (5.03%) Grafana
8 8 (4.47%) Consul
8 8 (4.47%) Rancher
8 8 (4.47%) Suricata
9 7 (3.91%) Prometheus
10 6 (3.35%) HAProxy
10 6 (3.35%) ZABBIX
11 5 (2.79%) Salt
12 4 (2.23%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (2.23%) Nagios
13 3 (1.68%) Red Hat Satellite
13 3 (1.68%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 3 (1.68%) WSUS
13 3 (1.68%) yum
Vendors
1 25 (13.97%) Red Hat
2 24 (13.41%) Splunk
3 17 (9.50%) Google
4 10 (5.59%) Atlassian
5 9 (5.03%) Microsoft
5 9 (5.03%) VMware
6 8 (4.47%) Oracle
6 8 (4.47%) Qualys
6 8 (4.47%) ServiceNow
7 7 (3.91%) Black Duck
7 7 (3.91%) Ping Identity
8 6 (3.35%) IBM
8 6 (3.35%) New Relic
8 6 (3.35%) SAP
9 5 (2.79%) Cisco
9 5 (2.79%) SolarWinds
9 5 (2.79%) Teradata
10 3 (1.68%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.68%) Sophos
11 2 (1.12%) PlateSpin