Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 485 687 827
Rank change year-on-year +202 +140 +25
Contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud 448 191 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.19% 0.074%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.01% 1.30% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 139 62
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.75% +10.24%
10th Percentile £413 £407 £350
90th Percentile £641 £613 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £413
% change year-on-year -5.00% +21.21% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 22,310 14,707 11,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.65% 14.89% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,309 10,070 7,986
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +9.76%
10th Percentile £304 £270 £281
90th Percentile £641 £625 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 219 178
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £18.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.54% -17.48%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £63.79 £63.75 £48.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.98 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.80% +11.65% -26.09%

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 September 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 19 September 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 +205 442 £525 - 37
London +147 299 £550 +2.33% 18
UK excluding London +81 148 £475 -5.00% 20
North of England +60 87 £550 +15.79% 9
Yorkshire +36 46 £550 - 4
North West +11 41 £496 +4.32% 5
Midlands +19 29 £475 -2.56% 4
East Midlands +31 22 £488 +2.63% 3
South East -15 15 £413 -21.43% 4
South West +8 10 £475 +30.14% 1
West Midlands -22 7 £360 -28.00% 1
Scotland -21 5 £450 -5.26%
East of England -13 1 £570 - 1
Wales -22 1 £450 -8.86%

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 440 (98.21%) Amazon AWS
2 380 (84.82%) Amazon EC2
3 297 (66.29%) Amazon S3
4 255 (56.92%) Ansible
5 249 (55.58%) DevOps
6 237 (52.90%) Jenkins
7 223 (49.78%) Python
8 207 (46.21%) Linux
9 197 (43.97%) Terraform
10 193 (43.08%) Amazon RDS
11 167 (37.28%) Agile Software Development
12 164 (36.61%) Puppet
13 163 (36.38%) Opscode Chef
14 159 (35.49%) Docker
15 158 (35.27%) Serverless
16 138 (30.80%) AWS Lambda
17 128 (28.57%) AWS CloudFormation
18 126 (28.13%) Amazon ELB
19 123 (27.46%) Route 53
20 117 (26.12%) Bash Shell
21 113 (25.22%) Windows
22 109 (24.33%) Unix
23 106 (23.66%) PowerShell
24 104 (23.21%) Kubernetes
25 100 (22.32%) Continuous Integration
26 99 (22.10%) SQL
27 97 (21.65%) Java
28 94 (20.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
29 90 (20.09%) Configuration Management
30 86 (19.20%) Build Automation

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 43 (9.60%) Confluence
2 34 (7.59%) IIS
3 26 (5.80%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (4.69%) Tomcat
5 19 (4.24%) Apache
6 17 (3.79%) nginx
7 7 (1.56%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.56%) JBoss
8 5 (1.12%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.89%) SAS
9 4 (0.89%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.67%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.67%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.67%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.45%) Jupyter
11 2 (0.45%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.22%) Drupal
12 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.22%) Mule
Applications
1 52 (11.61%) MS Visio
2 51 (11.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Magento
2 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 440 (98.21%) Amazon AWS
2 380 (84.82%) Amazon EC2
3 297 (66.29%) Amazon S3
4 158 (35.27%) Serverless
5 138 (30.80%) AWS Lambda
6 128 (28.57%) AWS CloudFormation
7 126 (28.13%) Amazon ELB
8 123 (27.46%) Route 53
9 94 (20.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 52 (11.61%) CloudFront
11 42 (9.38%) GitHub
12 36 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
13 33 (7.37%) OpenShift
14 32 (7.14%) Amazon EMR
15 30 (6.70%) Amazon Glacier
16 23 (5.13%) AWS CloudTrail
16 23 (5.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 21 (4.69%) PaaS
18 17 (3.79%) Amazon SQS
18 17 (3.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (12.50%) Firewall
2 44 (9.82%) DNS
3 35 (7.81%) HTTP
4 34 (7.59%) VPN
5 22 (4.91%) TCP/IP
6 12 (2.68%) OpenLDAP
7 11 (2.46%) OpenVPN
8 10 (2.23%) SSH
9 9 (2.01%) BGP
9 9 (2.01%) DHCP
9 9 (2.01%) SSL
10 7 (1.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (1.56%) LAN
10 7 (1.56%) OSPF
10 7 (1.56%) WAN
11 6 (1.34%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (1.12%) Cisco ISE
12 5 (1.12%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (43.08%) Amazon RDS
2 81 (18.08%) SQL Server
3 62 (13.84%) Big Data
4 54 (12.05%) Hadoop
5 49 (10.94%) Apache Hive
6 44 (9.82%) Impala
6 44 (9.82%) Sqoop
7 42 (9.38%) MySQL
8 39 (8.71%) Amazon Redshift
9 36 (8.04%) Amazon Aurora
10 34 (7.59%) PostgreSQL
11 30 (6.70%) NoSQL
12 28 (6.25%) MongoDB
13 27 (6.03%) Relational Database
14 24 (5.36%) Apache Cassandra
15 17 (3.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 9 (2.01%) Redis
17 8 (1.79%) Data Mining
17 8 (1.79%) HBase
18 6 (1.34%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 237 (52.90%) Jenkins
2 77 (17.19%) Git (software)
3 46 (10.27%) JIRA
4 28 (6.25%) GitLab
4 28 (6.25%) SonarQube
5 24 (5.36%) Sonatype Nexus
6 21 (4.69%) Maven
7 14 (3.13%) Bitbucket
8 13 (2.90%) JUnit
9 10 (2.23%) Ant
9 10 (2.23%) Artifactory
9 10 (2.23%) Subversion
10 9 (2.01%) Liquibase
11 8 (1.79%) Gradle
12 7 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (1.34%) Hudson
13 6 (1.34%) Mockito
14 5 (1.12%) Mocha
14 5 (1.12%) Spinnaker
14 5 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (12.95%) Finance
2 11 (2.46%) Financial Institution
3 8 (1.79%) Retail
4 5 (1.12%) Banking
5 4 (0.89%) Back Office
5 4 (0.89%) Marketing
6 3 (0.67%) Electronics
6 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.67%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.45%) Games
7 2 (0.45%) Legal
7 2 (0.45%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 186 (41.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 172 (38.39%) AWS Engineer
3 132 (29.46%) AWS DevOps
4 126 (28.13%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 58 (12.95%) Platform Engineer
6 51 (11.38%) Architect
6 51 (11.38%) Cloud Engineer
7 47 (10.49%) Operations Engineer
8 31 (6.92%) AWS Architect
8 31 (6.92%) Consultant
9 27 (6.03%) Cloud Architect
10 23 (5.13%) Developer
11 21 (4.69%) AWS Consultant
12 18 (4.02%) Administrator
13 16 (3.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 16 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
14 14 (3.13%) Data Engineer
15 12 (2.68%) AWS Developer
15 12 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 12 (2.68%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (18.97%) Web Services
2 42 (9.38%) Elastic Stack
3 33 (7.37%) .NET
3 33 (7.37%) Node.js
4 22 (4.91%) JSON
5 11 (2.46%) Kafka
5 11 (2.46%) SAML
6 10 (2.23%) ActiveMQ
6 10 (2.23%) RabbitMQ
6 10 (2.23%) REST
7 8 (1.79%) AngularJS
7 8 (1.79%) LAMP
7 8 (1.79%) MCollective
7 8 (1.79%) Spring
7 8 (1.79%) YAML
8 7 (1.56%) boto
8 7 (1.56%) React
9 6 (1.34%) Hystrix
9 6 (1.34%) Middleware
9 6 (1.34%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.38%) Wiki
2 38 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.70%) Cloud Native
4 26 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
5 24 (5.36%) Computer Science
6 21 (4.69%) Fintech
7 12 (2.68%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.23%) Hedge funds
8 10 (2.23%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (2.23%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.34%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.89%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (0.89%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (0.89%) Freedom of Information Act
10 4 (0.89%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.67%) Equities
11 3 (0.67%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 207 (46.21%) Linux
2 113 (25.22%) Windows
3 109 (24.33%) Unix
4 56 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (12.28%) CentOS
6 20 (4.46%) Windows Server
7 17 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (2.90%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.34%) Solaris
9 6 (1.34%) VMS
10 4 (0.89%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.45%) Fedora
12 1 (0.22%) Android
12 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (55.58%) DevOps
2 167 (37.28%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (22.32%) Continuous Integration
4 90 (20.09%) Configuration Management
5 86 (19.20%) Build Automation
6 80 (17.86%) ETL
7 68 (15.18%) Test Automation
8 63 (14.06%) Scrum
9 54 (12.05%) Auto-Scaling
10 51 (11.38%) Data Analysis
10 51 (11.38%) Data Extraction
11 42 (9.38%) Migration
12 41 (9.15%) Open Source
13 38 (8.48%) Analytics
14 37 (8.26%) Microservices
15 27 (6.03%) Data Analytics
16 25 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
16 25 (5.58%) Continuous Delivery
17 24 (5.36%) Deployment Automation
18 23 (5.13%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 223 (49.78%) Python
2 117 (26.12%) Bash Shell
3 106 (23.66%) PowerShell
4 99 (22.10%) SQL
5 97 (21.65%) Java
6 63 (14.06%) Shell Script
7 51 (11.38%) Korn
8 37 (8.26%) Ruby
9 18 (4.02%) JavaScript
10 15 (3.35%) Groovy
11 10 (2.23%) Java 8
12 7 (1.56%) Go
13 6 (1.34%) C++
13 6 (1.34%) PHP
14 5 (1.12%) Scala
15 2 (0.45%) C#
15 2 (0.45%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.22%) C
16 1 (0.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 42 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 35 (7.81%) SC Cleared
3 29 (6.47%) AWS Certification
4 24 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 24 (5.36%) Degree
5 5 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.89%) CCNP
7 3 (0.67%) CCIE
8 2 (0.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.45%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.22%) MCSD
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.22%) VCAP
9 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.46%) QA
2 7 (1.56%) GCP
3 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 159 (35.49%) Docker
2 44 (9.82%) HDFS
3 29 (6.47%) Active Directory
4 12 (2.68%) Squid
4 12 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.79%) Postfix
6 8 (1.79%) vCloud
7 6 (1.34%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.45%) Btrfs
9 1 (0.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.22%) vSphere
9 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 255 (56.92%) Ansible
2 197 (43.97%) Terraform
3 164 (36.61%) Puppet
4 163 (36.38%) Opscode Chef
5 104 (23.21%) Kubernetes
6 57 (12.72%) Packer
7 44 (9.82%) Hadoop YARN
8 29 (6.47%) Grafana
9 26 (5.80%) Prometheus
9 26 (5.80%) Rancher
10 24 (5.36%) ZABBIX
11 21 (4.69%) Sysdig
12 19 (4.24%) Docker Swarm
12 19 (4.24%) Mesos
13 13 (2.90%) Nagios
14 12 (2.68%) HAProxy
14 12 (2.68%) Kibana
14 12 (2.68%) logstash
15 8 (1.79%) Rsyslog
15 8 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (15.85%) Oracle
2 64 (14.29%) Splunk
3 46 (10.27%) Cloudera
4 31 (6.92%) Atlassian
5 20 (4.46%) VMware
6 19 (4.24%) Black Duck
7 11 (2.46%) Microsoft
8 10 (2.23%) Cisco
9 9 (2.01%) F5
9 9 (2.01%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.79%) Meraki
10 8 (1.79%) Sonatype
11 7 (1.56%) AlienVault
11 7 (1.56%) Google
11 7 (1.56%) Solace
12 6 (1.34%) Apigee
12 6 (1.34%) Fortinet
12 6 (1.34%) SaltStack
13 5 (1.12%) Dynatrace
13 5 (1.12%) Tableau