Period
to 22 May 2018

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 May 2018 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 565 651 819
Rank change year-on-year +86 +168 +9
Contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud 332 176 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.20% 0.077%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.65% 1.48% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 129 56
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +19.40% +0.90%
10th Percentile £425 £363 £313
90th Percentile £675 £600 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £435 £375
% change year-on-year +26.44% +16.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £55.00 - -
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 20,088 11,914 9,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.95% 13.22% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,673 8,253 6,331
UK median daily rate £475 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% +0.11% +9.09%
10th Percentile £306 £279 £290
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 164 148
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -16.28% -4.44%
10th Percentile £11.95 £10.50 £12.20
90th Percentile £56.25 £59.39 £55.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year -5.71% +1.45% -23.33%

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 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 May 2018. 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 +74 324 £550 +10.00% 43
London +62 246 £575 +15.00% 35
UK excluding London +2 83 £550 +26.44% 9
Midlands +10 25 £550 +51.72% 2
North of England -6 22 £476 +0.26% 2
North West -20 20 £550 +2.33% 2
South East -24 17 £450 -14.29% 1
East Midlands +11 11 £475 +31.03% 1
West Midlands - 11 £623 - 1
South West +2 9 £594 +50.49% 2
East of England 0 5 £550 +91.30% 1
Scotland - 5 - - 1
Yorkshire -3 2 £400 -
Wales -11 1 £450 -4.00%

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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.

1 329 (99.10%) Amazon AWS
2 257 (77.41%) Amazon EC2
3 239 (71.99%) DevOps
4 198 (59.64%) Ansible
5 192 (57.83%) Linux
6 181 (54.52%) Amazon S3
7 177 (53.31%) Amazon RDS
8 172 (51.81%) Terraform
9 167 (50.30%) Docker
10 164 (49.40%) Python
11 162 (48.80%) Jenkins
12 136 (40.96%) Serverless
13 131 (39.46%) Route 53
14 127 (38.25%) AWS Lambda
14 127 (38.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 115 (34.64%) Configuration Management
15 115 (34.64%) Agile Software Development
16 109 (32.83%) Java
17 107 (32.23%) Amazon ELB
18 98 (29.52%) Git (software)
19 88 (26.51%) Opscode Chef
20 86 (25.90%) Puppet
21 83 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
22 80 (24.10%) Kubernetes
23 77 (23.19%) Bash Shell
24 76 (22.89%) Unix
25 65 (19.58%) JIRA
26 63 (18.98%) GitHub
27 62 (18.67%) CloudFront
27 62 (18.67%) Continuous Integration

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 61 (18.37%) Confluence
2 44 (13.25%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (4.82%) nginx
3 16 (4.82%) Tomcat
4 15 (4.52%) Apache
4 15 (4.52%) JBoss
5 10 (3.01%) Apache Spark
5 10 (3.01%) WebLogic
5 10 (3.01%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.41%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (1.81%) IPython
7 6 (1.81%) Jupyter
7 6 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.20%) IIS
9 3 (0.90%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.90%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.90%) CMS
10 2 (0.60%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 6 (1.81%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Magento
1 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 329 (99.10%) Amazon AWS
2 257 (77.41%) Amazon EC2
3 181 (54.52%) Amazon S3
4 136 (40.96%) Serverless
5 131 (39.46%) Route 53
6 127 (38.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 127 (38.25%) AWS Lambda
7 107 (32.23%) Amazon ELB
8 83 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
9 63 (18.98%) GitHub
10 62 (18.67%) CloudFront
11 37 (11.14%) Microsoft Azure
12 34 (10.24%) Amazon Kinesis
12 34 (10.24%) OpenShift
13 33 (9.94%) AWS CloudTrail
14 23 (6.93%) PaaS
15 18 (5.42%) Google Cloud Platform
16 14 (4.22%) Amazon SQS
16 14 (4.22%) SaaS
17 13 (3.92%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 38 (11.45%) DNS
2 36 (10.84%) Firewall
3 21 (6.33%) VPN
4 15 (4.52%) OpenLDAP
4 15 (4.52%) TCP/IP
5 14 (4.22%) HTTP
6 13 (3.92%) BGP
7 12 (3.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 12 (3.61%) HSRP
7 12 (3.61%) OSPF
8 11 (3.31%) BIG-IP
8 11 (3.31%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (3.31%) FabricPath
9 9 (2.71%) SSL
10 7 (2.11%) LAN
10 7 (2.11%) WAN
11 6 (1.81%) SMS
12 5 (1.51%) Cisco Firepower
12 5 (1.51%) DHCP
12 5 (1.51%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (53.31%) Amazon RDS
2 30 (9.04%) Big Data
3 25 (7.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 24 (7.23%) SQL Server
5 23 (6.93%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (5.72%) Amazon Redshift
6 19 (5.72%) Hadoop
7 17 (5.12%) Data Mining
8 13 (3.92%) MySQL
9 11 (3.31%) Redis
10 9 (2.71%) Power BI
11 8 (2.41%) Apache Hive
12 7 (2.11%) HBase
12 7 (2.11%) MongoDB
13 6 (1.81%) NoSQL
14 5 (1.51%) Impala
14 5 (1.51%) Sqoop
15 4 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
16 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
16 3 (0.90%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 162 (48.80%) Jenkins
2 98 (29.52%) Git (software)
3 65 (19.58%) JIRA
4 40 (12.05%) Sonatype Nexus
5 19 (5.72%) TeamCity
6 18 (5.42%) Artifactory
7 14 (4.22%) Maven
8 9 (2.71%) Subversion
9 8 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (2.41%) SonarQube
10 7 (2.11%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.81%) Ant
11 6 (1.81%) Chocolatey
11 6 (1.81%) JUnit
11 6 (1.81%) Liquibase
11 6 (1.81%) RStudio
12 5 (1.51%) GitLab
12 5 (1.51%) Gradle
13 4 (1.20%) Hudson
13 4 (1.20%) Spinnaker
General
1 61 (18.37%) Finance
2 11 (3.31%) Banking
3 10 (3.01%) Back Office
4 6 (1.81%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.20%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.90%) Marketing
6 3 (0.90%) Retail
7 2 (0.60%) Billing
7 2 (0.60%) Electronics
7 2 (0.60%) Games
7 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.30%) Legal
8 1 (0.30%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 174 (52.41%) DevOps Engineer
2 110 (33.13%) AWS Engineer
3 101 (30.42%) AWS DevOps
4 90 (27.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 49 (14.76%) Architect
6 37 (11.14%) Cloud Engineer
7 24 (7.23%) AWS Architect
8 22 (6.63%) Platform Engineer
9 21 (6.33%) Consultant
10 16 (4.82%) Senior DevOps
10 16 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (4.22%) AWS Consultant
11 14 (4.22%) Cloud Architect
11 14 (4.22%) DevOps Consultant
11 14 (4.22%) Operations Engineer
12 13 (3.92%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 12 (3.61%) AWS Solutions Architect
13 12 (3.61%) Linux Engineer
13 12 (3.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 11 (3.31%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (18.37%) Node.js
2 49 (14.76%) Web Services
3 34 (10.24%) Elastic Stack
4 28 (8.43%) JSON
5 19 (5.72%) YAML
6 14 (4.22%) .NET
6 14 (4.22%) Middleware
7 12 (3.61%) SAML
8 11 (3.31%) OAuth
8 11 (3.31%) React
9 10 (3.01%) Kafka
10 9 (2.71%) LAMP
10 9 (2.71%) REST
11 8 (2.41%) .NET Framework
11 8 (2.41%) Sensu
12 7 (2.11%) Spring
13 6 (1.81%) LAPP Stack
13 6 (1.81%) LEMP Stack
13 6 (1.81%) RESTful
14 5 (1.51%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.24%) Fintech
2 25 (7.53%) Cloud Native
3 23 (6.93%) Linux Command Line
4 22 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.22%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (3.61%) Private Cloud
7 10 (3.01%) Analytical Mindset
7 10 (3.01%) Public Cloud
8 9 (2.71%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (2.41%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.81%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.81%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.51%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.51%) Wiki
12 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.20%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.90%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.90%) Equities
13 3 (0.90%) Fixed Income
13 3 (0.90%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 192 (57.83%) Linux
2 76 (22.89%) Unix
3 48 (14.46%) Windows
4 38 (11.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (10.54%) CentOS
6 16 (4.82%) Windows Server
7 15 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (3.92%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.51%) CoreOS
10 4 (1.20%) DC/OS
11 3 (0.90%) Solaris
12 2 (0.60%) Debian
12 2 (0.60%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.30%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.30%) Android
13 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (71.99%) DevOps
2 115 (34.64%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (34.64%) Configuration Management
3 62 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (12.05%) Migration
5 33 (9.94%) Scrum
5 33 (9.94%) Test Automation
6 29 (8.73%) Microservices
7 28 (8.43%) Open Source
8 27 (8.13%) Analytics
9 26 (7.83%) Deployment Automation
9 26 (7.83%) SIEM
10 25 (7.53%) Continuous Delivery
11 24 (7.23%) Data Analytics
12 23 (6.93%) Visualisation
13 21 (6.33%) Auto-Scaling
13 21 (6.33%) Build Automation
14 20 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (5.42%) Big Data Analytics
16 16 (4.82%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 164 (49.40%) Python
2 109 (32.83%) Java
3 77 (23.19%) Bash Shell
4 36 (10.84%) Ruby
5 23 (6.93%) JavaScript
6 21 (6.33%) Shell Script
7 20 (6.02%) PowerShell
8 15 (4.52%) Go
9 13 (3.92%) C#
10 12 (3.61%) Groovy
11 11 (3.31%) SQL
12 10 (3.01%) Perl
12 10 (3.01%) PHP
13 5 (1.51%) C
13 5 (1.51%) C++
13 5 (1.51%) Java 8
13 5 (1.51%) Korn
13 5 (1.51%) Scala
14 4 (1.20%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 52 (15.66%) Security Cleared
2 39 (11.75%) AWS Certification
2 39 (11.75%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (1.20%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.90%) Degree
4 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (0.60%) MCSE
6 1 (0.30%) CISSP
6 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.30%) MCSD
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.52%) QA
2 13 (3.92%) GCP
3 8 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.81%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.30%) COBIT
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.30%) PMO
6 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 167 (50.30%) Docker
2 21 (6.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.01%) HDFS
4 9 (2.71%) Squid
5 7 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.20%) Postfix
7 4 (1.20%) vCloud
8 3 (0.90%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.60%) XenApp
9 2 (0.60%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 198 (59.64%) Ansible
2 172 (51.81%) Terraform
3 88 (26.51%) Opscode Chef
4 86 (25.90%) Puppet
5 80 (24.10%) Kubernetes
6 27 (8.13%) Packer
7 24 (7.23%) logstash
7 24 (7.23%) ZABBIX
8 23 (6.93%) Kibana
9 19 (5.72%) Grafana
9 19 (5.72%) Mesos
10 18 (5.42%) Consul
11 16 (4.82%) Prometheus
11 16 (4.82%) Sysdig
12 13 (3.92%) Docker Swarm
13 11 (3.31%) FortiGate
13 11 (3.31%) Nagios
14 10 (3.01%) Hadoop YARN
15 8 (2.41%) Fluentd
16 7 (2.11%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 50 (15.06%) Atlassian
2 28 (8.43%) Oracle
3 19 (5.72%) SaltStack
4 16 (4.82%) AlienVault
5 14 (4.22%) Splunk
6 13 (3.92%) Cisco
7 12 (3.61%) F5
7 12 (3.61%) Red Hat
7 12 (3.61%) VMware
8 11 (3.31%) Infoblox
8 11 (3.31%) Microsoft
9 10 (3.01%) IBM
10 7 (2.11%) Capita
10 7 (2.11%) Cloudera
10 7 (2.11%) Google
11 6 (1.81%) New Relic
12 5 (1.51%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.51%) ForgeRock
12 5 (1.51%) Sonatype
13 3 (0.90%) Black Duck