Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 552 673 849
Rank change year-on-year +121 +176 -22
Contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud 366 185 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.19% 0.057%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.69% 1.38% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 135 50
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +8.43%
10th Percentile £425 £391 £325
90th Percentile £675 £613 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £488 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% +21.88% -3.61%
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 21,625 13,403 10,630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.76% 13.97% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,785 9,165 7,404
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +11.11%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.67% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 193 166
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.96 £11.66
90th Percentile £58.75 £59.80 £46.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.38% -20.00%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +121 356 £550 +10.00% 59
London +81 270 £550 +10.00% 26
UK excluding London +21 92 £500 +2.56% 37
North of England +14 42 £500 +11.11% 14
North West +9 31 £600 +33.33% 2
South East -22 15 £413 -21.43% 8
Midlands +4 14 £438 -12.50% 3
Yorkshire -6 11 £413 +3.13% 10
South West +2 9 £594 +58.52% 3
East Midlands +11 7 £400 -20.00%
Scotland -31 7 £425 - 4
West Midlands -22 6 £625 +25.00% 3
East of England 0 4 £560 - 5
Wales -13 1 £450 -4.00%

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 359 (98.09%) Amazon AWS
2 282 (77.05%) Amazon EC2
3 225 (61.48%) DevOps
4 204 (55.74%) Amazon S3
5 193 (52.73%) Ansible
6 187 (51.09%) Linux
7 177 (48.36%) Python
8 176 (48.09%) Terraform
9 175 (47.81%) Amazon RDS
10 173 (47.27%) Jenkins
11 148 (40.44%) Docker
12 143 (39.07%) Serverless
13 125 (34.15%) AWS Lambda
14 122 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
14 122 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
15 113 (30.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 111 (30.33%) Route 53
17 105 (28.69%) Java
18 101 (27.60%) Configuration Management
19 99 (27.05%) Puppet
20 95 (25.96%) Amazon ELB
21 93 (25.41%) AWS CloudFormation
22 89 (24.32%) Unix
23 87 (23.77%) Kubernetes
24 78 (21.31%) Git (software)
25 74 (20.22%) Bash Shell
26 70 (19.13%) Web Services
27 69 (18.85%) Windows
27 69 (18.85%) Continuous Integration
28 61 (16.67%) Finance

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 49 (13.39%) Confluence
2 29 (7.92%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (4.64%) JBoss
4 13 (3.55%) IIS
4 13 (3.55%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.73%) WebLogic
5 10 (2.73%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.19%) nginx
6 8 (2.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (1.91%) Jupyter
8 6 (1.64%) Apache
8 6 (1.64%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (1.64%) IPython
9 4 (1.09%) Apache Pig
9 4 (1.09%) SAS
10 3 (0.82%) CMS
10 3 (0.82%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.55%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (4.92%) MS Visio
2 17 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.27%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Magento
1 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 359 (98.09%) Amazon AWS
2 282 (77.05%) Amazon EC2
3 204 (55.74%) Amazon S3
4 143 (39.07%) Serverless
5 125 (34.15%) AWS Lambda
6 113 (30.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 111 (30.33%) Route 53
8 95 (25.96%) Amazon ELB
9 93 (25.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 59 (16.12%) CloudFront
11 55 (15.03%) GitHub
12 41 (11.20%) OpenShift
13 37 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
14 24 (6.56%) PaaS
15 22 (6.01%) AWS CloudTrail
16 19 (5.19%) Amazon Kinesis
17 18 (4.92%) Amazon EMR
17 18 (4.92%) IaaS
18 16 (4.37%) Amazon Glacier
18 16 (4.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 34 (9.29%) Firewall
2 29 (7.92%) DNS
3 26 (7.10%) VPN
4 15 (4.10%) HTTP
5 14 (3.83%) BGP
6 12 (3.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 12 (3.28%) OSPF
6 12 (3.28%) TCP/IP
7 11 (3.01%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (2.73%) OpenLDAP
9 9 (2.46%) HSRP
9 9 (2.46%) SSL
10 8 (2.19%) BIG-IP
10 8 (2.19%) FabricPath
11 7 (1.91%) LAN
11 7 (1.91%) WAN
12 6 (1.64%) DHCP
12 6 (1.64%) SMS
13 5 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (1.09%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (47.81%) Amazon RDS
2 40 (10.93%) Big Data
3 38 (10.38%) SQL Server
4 27 (7.38%) Hadoop
5 26 (7.10%) Amazon Redshift
6 22 (6.01%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (5.74%) Apache Hive
8 18 (4.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 17 (4.64%) Impala
9 17 (4.64%) NoSQL
9 17 (4.64%) Sqoop
10 16 (4.37%) Amazon Aurora
11 14 (3.83%) Relational Database
12 13 (3.55%) Data Mining
13 11 (3.01%) Redis
14 10 (2.73%) HBase
15 9 (2.46%) MySQL
16 6 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (1.64%) Power BI
17 5 (1.37%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 173 (47.27%) Jenkins
2 78 (21.31%) Git (software)
3 54 (14.75%) JIRA
4 25 (6.83%) Sonatype Nexus
5 14 (3.83%) Maven
5 14 (3.83%) TeamCity
6 9 (2.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (2.46%) Subversion
7 7 (1.91%) RStudio
8 6 (1.64%) Artifactory
8 6 (1.64%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.37%) Ant
9 5 (1.37%) GitLab
9 5 (1.37%) Hudson
9 5 (1.37%) JUnit
9 5 (1.37%) SonarQube
9 5 (1.37%) Spinnaker
10 4 (1.09%) Gradle
10 4 (1.09%) Liquibase
10 4 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 61 (16.67%) Finance
2 10 (2.73%) Back Office
3 9 (2.46%) Banking
4 8 (2.19%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.37%) Retail
6 3 (0.82%) Games
6 3 (0.82%) Marketing
6 3 (0.82%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.55%) Electronics
7 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
8 1 (0.27%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 164 (44.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 138 (37.70%) AWS Engineer
3 111 (30.33%) AWS DevOps
4 103 (28.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 51 (13.93%) Cloud Engineer
6 47 (12.84%) Architect
7 33 (9.02%) Platform Engineer
8 28 (7.65%) Operations Engineer
9 21 (5.74%) Consultant
10 19 (5.19%) AWS Architect
11 17 (4.64%) Cloud Architect
12 15 (4.10%) Developer
12 15 (4.10%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 13 (3.55%) Administrator
13 13 (3.55%) AWS Consultant
14 12 (3.28%) Linux Engineer
14 12 (3.28%) Senior DevOps
14 12 (3.28%) Systems Administrator
15 11 (3.01%) Java Engineer
15 11 (3.01%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (19.13%) Web Services
2 52 (14.21%) Node.js
3 24 (6.56%) Elastic Stack
3 24 (6.56%) JSON
4 19 (5.19%) .NET
5 12 (3.28%) Middleware
5 12 (3.28%) SAML
5 12 (3.28%) YAML
6 11 (3.01%) React
7 9 (2.46%) Kafka
7 9 (2.46%) OAuth
8 8 (2.19%) ActiveMQ
9 7 (1.91%) boto
10 6 (1.64%) OSGi
10 6 (1.64%) REST
10 6 (1.64%) Spring
11 5 (1.37%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.37%) AngularJS
11 5 (1.37%) LDAP
11 5 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (8.47%) Fintech
3 25 (6.83%) Cloud Native
4 21 (5.74%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (4.64%) Wiki
6 15 (4.10%) Linux Command Line
7 11 (3.01%) Public Cloud
8 10 (2.73%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.73%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.46%) Private Cloud
10 8 (2.19%) Analytical Mindset
10 8 (2.19%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.64%) Freedom of Information
11 6 (1.64%) Freedom of Information Act
11 6 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.37%) Computer Science
13 4 (1.09%) Mobile App
13 4 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
14 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 187 (51.09%) Linux
2 89 (24.32%) Unix
3 69 (18.85%) Windows
4 48 (13.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (9.56%) CentOS
6 18 (4.92%) Windows Server
7 11 (3.01%) Ubuntu
8 10 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.64%) Solaris
10 5 (1.37%) VMS
11 3 (0.82%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.27%) Android
12 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (61.48%) DevOps
2 122 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (27.60%) Configuration Management
4 69 (18.85%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (13.39%) Migration
6 37 (10.11%) Test Automation
7 36 (9.84%) Build Automation
8 34 (9.29%) Scrum
9 33 (9.02%) Analytics
10 32 (8.74%) ETL
10 32 (8.74%) Open Source
11 26 (7.10%) Continuous Delivery
11 26 (7.10%) Data Analytics
11 26 (7.10%) Microservices
12 24 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (6.28%) SIEM
14 22 (6.01%) Auto-Scaling
14 22 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (6.01%) Deployment Automation
15 20 (5.46%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 177 (48.36%) Python
2 105 (28.69%) Java
3 74 (20.22%) Bash Shell
4 48 (13.11%) PowerShell
5 41 (11.20%) SQL
6 33 (9.02%) Ruby
6 33 (9.02%) Shell Script
7 23 (6.28%) JavaScript
8 17 (4.64%) Korn
9 11 (3.01%) Groovy
10 10 (2.73%) C#
11 9 (2.46%) Go
12 7 (1.91%) Java 8
13 6 (1.64%) C++
14 5 (1.37%) Scala
15 4 (1.09%) Perl
16 3 (0.82%) C
17 2 (0.55%) PHP
18 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 40 (10.93%) AWS Certification
3 34 (9.29%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.37%) Degree
5 3 (0.82%) CCIE
5 3 (0.82%) CCNP
5 3 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) MCSD
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.27%) VCAP
7 1 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.10%) QA
2 11 (3.01%) GCP
3 8 (2.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.64%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.27%) COBIT
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 148 (40.44%) Docker
2 28 (7.65%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.64%) HDFS
4 9 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.09%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.82%) Postfix
7 3 (0.82%) Squid
7 3 (0.82%) vCloud
8 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.27%) vSphere
8 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 193 (52.73%) Ansible
2 176 (48.09%) Terraform
3 122 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 99 (27.05%) Puppet
5 87 (23.77%) Kubernetes
6 35 (9.56%) Packer
7 23 (6.28%) Mesos
8 20 (5.46%) ZABBIX
9 17 (4.64%) Grafana
9 17 (4.64%) Hadoop YARN
10 14 (3.83%) Docker Swarm
11 13 (3.55%) Consul
12 12 (3.28%) logstash
12 12 (3.28%) Sysdig
13 11 (3.01%) FortiGate
13 11 (3.01%) Kibana
14 10 (2.73%) Prometheus
15 8 (2.19%) Fluentd
15 8 (2.19%) Nagios
15 8 (2.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (10.93%) Atlassian
2 38 (10.38%) Oracle
2 38 (10.38%) Splunk
3 19 (5.19%) Cloudera
4 13 (3.55%) Cisco
4 13 (3.55%) SaltStack
4 13 (3.55%) VMware
5 12 (3.28%) F5
6 10 (2.73%) AlienVault
6 10 (2.73%) IBM
7 9 (2.46%) Microsoft
8 8 (2.19%) Infoblox
9 7 (1.91%) Capita
9 7 (1.91%) Google
10 6 (1.64%) Meraki
10 6 (1.64%) New Relic
10 6 (1.64%) Tableau
11 5 (1.37%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.09%) Fortinet
13 3 (0.82%) Symantec