Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 635 714 790
Rank change year-on-year +79 +76 +5
Contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud 262 151 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.16% 0.077%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.49% 1.25% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 111 42
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +12.68% +10.94%
10th Percentile £425 £360 £301
90th Percentile £650 £600 £761
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +28.57%
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 17,530 12,121 7,391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.48% 12.45% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,173 8,331 5,031
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 170 120
UK median hourly rate £18.63 £18.65 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.12% -14.54% -3.02%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.20 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.40 £56.87 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £23.75
% change year-on-year +2.58% -28.17% +11.76%

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 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Private Cloud in the UK

Virtual Private Cloud
Top 13 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 17 January 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 +107 256 £550 +10.00% 53
London +57 193 £550 +4.76% 25
UK excluding London +58 66 £500 +17.65% 31
Midlands +26 23 £550 +22.22% 17
South East -5 16 £450 -10.00% 2
West Midlands +12 14 £550 +22.22% 11
North of England +49 13 £433 -27.92% 4
North West +18 13 £433 -27.92% 4
South West +2 7 £475 +14.46% 4
East Midlands - 6 £475 - 6
East of England -22 4 £550 +91.30% 1
Scotland -14 2 £475 +11.76%
Wales - 2 £475 - 3

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Virtual Private Cloud.

1 262 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 221 (84.35%) Amazon EC2
3 198 (75.57%) Linux
4 185 (70.61%) DevOps
5 167 (63.74%) Terraform
6 164 (62.60%) Amazon S3
7 159 (60.69%) Docker
8 155 (59.16%) Jenkins
9 143 (54.58%) Ansible
10 140 (53.44%) Agile Software Development
11 124 (47.33%) Amazon RDS
12 122 (46.56%) Route 53
13 117 (44.66%) Python
13 117 (44.66%) Git (software)
14 98 (37.40%) Puppet
14 98 (37.40%) Configuration Management
15 95 (36.26%) Amazon ELB
16 88 (33.59%) Java
17 84 (32.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 81 (30.92%) Bash Shell
19 79 (30.15%) Serverless
20 78 (29.77%) Kubernetes
21 73 (27.86%) AWS Lambda
21 73 (27.86%) Continuous Integration
22 66 (25.19%) Elasticsearch
23 65 (24.81%) Security Cleared
24 63 (24.05%) Elastic Stack
25 61 (23.28%) JIRA
26 54 (20.61%) Sonatype Nexus
27 52 (19.85%) Unix

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 66 (25.19%) Elasticsearch
2 51 (19.47%) Confluence
3 42 (16.03%) Apache
4 35 (13.36%) nginx
5 30 (11.45%) Tomcat
6 14 (5.34%) Apache Spark
7 7 (2.67%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (2.67%) Jetty
8 4 (1.53%) SAS
9 3 (1.15%) IIS
9 3 (1.15%) Mongrel
9 3 (1.15%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.76%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.76%) JBoss
10 2 (0.76%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.38%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.38%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.38%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 262 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 221 (84.35%) Amazon EC2
3 164 (62.60%) Amazon S3
4 122 (46.56%) Route 53
5 95 (36.26%) Amazon ELB
6 84 (32.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 79 (30.15%) Serverless
8 73 (27.86%) AWS Lambda
9 48 (18.32%) GitHub
10 46 (17.56%) AWS CloudFormation
11 32 (12.21%) CloudFront
12 30 (11.45%) Amazon Kinesis
13 29 (11.07%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 21 (8.02%) AWS CloudTrail
15 15 (5.73%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 14 (5.34%) Amazon SQS
17 12 (4.58%) OpenShift
18 11 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
19 6 (2.29%) Amazon EMR
19 6 (2.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (19.47%) DNS
2 47 (17.94%) HTTP
3 40 (15.27%) Firewall
4 34 (12.98%) TCP/IP
5 25 (9.54%) OpenLDAP
6 24 (9.16%) SSL
7 22 (8.40%) VPN
8 18 (6.87%) OpenVPN
8 18 (6.87%) SSH
9 11 (4.20%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (3.44%) FTP
10 9 (3.44%) IPsec
11 7 (2.67%) BGP
11 7 (2.67%) DSL
12 6 (2.29%) DHCP
12 6 (2.29%) SMS
13 4 (1.53%) LDAP
13 4 (1.53%) SMTP
14 3 (1.15%) Network Security
15 2 (0.76%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (47.33%) Amazon RDS
2 34 (12.98%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (10.31%) Big Data
4 26 (9.92%) MySQL
4 26 (9.92%) SQL Server
5 25 (9.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 19 (7.25%) Hadoop
7 18 (6.87%) MongoDB
8 15 (5.73%) Amazon Redshift
8 15 (5.73%) Redis
9 14 (5.34%) Power BI
10 9 (3.44%) Data Mining
11 8 (3.05%) Apache Hive
11 8 (3.05%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.91%) Relational Database
13 4 (1.53%) HBase
14 3 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (1.15%) Hazelcast
14 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
14 3 (1.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 155 (59.16%) Jenkins
2 117 (44.66%) Git (software)
3 61 (23.28%) JIRA
4 54 (20.61%) Sonatype Nexus
5 35 (13.36%) Artifactory
6 27 (10.31%) Maven
6 27 (10.31%) SonarQube
7 25 (9.54%) Bitbucket
8 20 (7.63%) Liquibase
9 18 (6.87%) Ant
9 18 (6.87%) JUnit
10 15 (5.73%) Subversion
11 11 (4.20%) GitLab
12 8 (3.05%) TeamCity
13 6 (2.29%) Vagrant
14 5 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (1.91%) Travis CI
15 4 (1.53%) Chocolatey
15 4 (1.53%) git-flow
15 4 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 33 (12.60%) Finance
2 11 (4.20%) Retail
3 6 (2.29%) Marketing
4 5 (1.91%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.53%) Banking
6 3 (1.15%) Billing
6 3 (1.15%) Electronics
6 3 (1.15%) Games
6 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Local Government
7 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 149 (56.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 85 (32.44%) AWS Engineer
3 62 (23.66%) AWS DevOps
4 53 (20.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 27 (10.31%) Cloud Engineer
6 25 (9.54%) Architect
7 16 (6.11%) AWS Architect
8 15 (5.73%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (4.58%) Platform Engineer
10 10 (3.82%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 10 (3.82%) Senior DevOps
11 9 (3.44%) Data Engineer
12 8 (3.05%) Big Data Engineer
12 8 (3.05%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (3.05%) Consultant
12 8 (3.05%) Senior Cloud Engineer
12 8 (3.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 8 (3.05%) WebOps Engineer
13 7 (2.67%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (24.05%) Elastic Stack
2 39 (14.89%) Node.js
3 36 (13.74%) Web Services
4 31 (11.83%) JSON
5 30 (11.45%) REST
6 21 (8.02%) YAML
7 18 (6.87%) MCollective
8 16 (6.11%) LEMP Stack
8 16 (6.11%) OAuth
9 15 (5.73%) SAML
10 14 (5.34%) RESTful
11 13 (4.96%) React
12 11 (4.20%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (3.82%) .NET
13 10 (3.82%) LAMP
13 10 (3.82%) Sensu
14 7 (2.67%) HTML
14 7 (2.67%) Kafka
15 6 (2.29%) HTML5
15 6 (2.29%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.98%) Linux Command Line
2 24 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.49%) Public Cloud
4 11 (4.20%) Fintech
5 10 (3.82%) Cloud Native
6 9 (3.44%) Analytical Mindset
6 9 (3.44%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (3.05%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.15%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.15%) PKI
11 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.76%) Semantic Web
12 1 (0.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.38%) NHS
12 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.38%) Social Media
12 1 (0.38%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 198 (75.57%) Linux
2 52 (19.85%) Unix
3 49 (18.70%) CentOS
4 35 (13.36%) Windows
5 25 (9.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (8.78%) Windows Server
6 23 (8.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.05%) CoreOS
7 8 (3.05%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.53%) Debian
8 4 (1.53%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.53%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.15%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.38%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (70.61%) DevOps
2 140 (53.44%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (37.40%) Configuration Management
4 73 (27.86%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (19.08%) Scrum
6 35 (13.36%) Test Automation
7 32 (12.21%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (11.83%) Continuous Delivery
9 28 (10.69%) Load Balancing
9 28 (10.69%) Microservices
9 28 (10.69%) Open Source
10 25 (9.54%) Analytics
11 21 (8.02%) Migration
11 21 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (7.63%) Software Engineering
12 20 (7.63%) Web Operations
13 19 (7.25%) Build Automation
13 19 (7.25%) Coaching
13 19 (7.25%) Service Management
14 18 (6.87%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 117 (44.66%) Python
2 88 (33.59%) Java
3 81 (30.92%) Bash Shell
4 34 (12.98%) Ruby
5 26 (9.92%) Groovy
6 20 (7.63%) JavaScript
7 19 (7.25%) Go
8 18 (6.87%) R
9 15 (5.73%) SQL
10 12 (4.58%) PHP
10 12 (4.58%) Shell Script
11 8 (3.05%) Perl
12 5 (1.91%) Scala
13 4 (1.53%) C
13 4 (1.53%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.15%) C#
15 2 (0.76%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.38%) AWK
16 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.38%) sed
Qualifications
1 65 (24.81%) Security Cleared
2 51 (19.47%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.96%) AWS Certification
4 6 (2.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.53%) CTC Cleared
5 4 (1.53%) MCSE
6 2 (0.76%) CCNA
6 2 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.76%) CISSP
6 2 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.76%) Degree
6 2 (0.76%) MCSA
7 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.67%) QA
2 3 (1.15%) SLA
3 2 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.38%) GCP
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 159 (60.69%) Docker
2 26 (9.92%) Active Directory
3 23 (8.78%) Squid
4 21 (8.02%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (6.87%) Postfix
5 18 (6.87%) vCloud
6 5 (1.91%) HDFS
6 5 (1.91%) VirtualBox
6 5 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (1.91%) Xen
7 4 (1.53%) XenApp
7 4 (1.53%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.76%) Firmware
8 2 (0.76%) vSphere
9 1 (0.38%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.38%) iptables
9 1 (0.38%) KVM
9 1 (0.38%) NFS
9 1 (0.38%) Snort
Systems Management
1 167 (63.74%) Terraform
2 143 (54.58%) Ansible
3 98 (37.40%) Puppet
4 78 (29.77%) Kubernetes
5 48 (18.32%) Kibana
5 48 (18.32%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (17.56%) logstash
7 26 (9.92%) ZABBIX
8 25 (9.54%) Prometheus
9 23 (8.78%) Grafana
9 23 (8.78%) Sysdig
10 21 (8.02%) Rsyslog
11 19 (7.25%) Mesos
11 19 (7.25%) Packer
11 19 (7.25%) WSUS
12 18 (6.87%) Docker Swarm
12 18 (6.87%) Rancher
13 13 (4.96%) Consul
14 11 (4.20%) Fluentd
15 9 (3.44%) collectd
Vendors
1 28 (10.69%) VMware
2 24 (9.16%) Atlassian
3 22 (8.40%) Sonatype
4 21 (8.02%) Red Hat
5 13 (4.96%) Google
5 13 (4.96%) Microsoft
6 12 (4.58%) New Relic
6 12 (4.58%) Oracle
6 12 (4.58%) SaltStack
7 10 (3.82%) AlienVault
8 9 (3.44%) Rackspace
9 6 (2.29%) Black Duck
10 5 (1.91%) ForgeRock
11 4 (1.53%) Citrix
11 4 (1.53%) Cloudera
12 3 (1.15%) Cisco
12 3 (1.15%) SAP
12 3 (1.15%) Splunk
13 2 (0.76%) LogRhythm
13 2 (0.76%) Veracode