Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 571 447 511
Rank change year-on-year -124 +64 +50
Contract jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud 183 132 359
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.36% 0.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.72% 1.18% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 102 255
10th Percentile £406 £407 £425
25th Percentile £438 £453 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £549 £583
Median % change year-on-year -4.28% -5.84% +5.91%
75th Percentile £600 £638 £650
90th Percentile £668 £899 £704
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +0.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £52.00
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 25,387 11,218 26,237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.38% 30.54% 28.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,229 7,907 18,208
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
25th Percentile £419 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £518 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.60% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £576
90th Percentile £688 £685 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 165 324
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.25 £12.74
25th Percentile £14.13 £16.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate £21.03 £20.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.13% -2.44% +17.14%
75th Percentile £45.00 £37.00 £36.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £54.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +17.65%

Virtual Private Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Private Cloud in the UK

Virtual Private Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Private Cloud in the UK

Virtual Private Cloud
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Private Cloud in the UK

Virtual Private Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Virtual Private Cloud.

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 29 July 2021. 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 -119 147 £519 -5.42% 80
London -103 95 £525 -12.50% 37
UK excluding London -83 57 £475 -5.00% 45
Work from Home -238 51 £505 +12.22% 8
South East -40 19 £500 - 13
North of England -51 13 £500 -3.85% 15
North West -39 10 £463 +2.78% 11
Scotland -49 7 £390 - 4
West Midlands -30 6 £475 +5.56% 1
Midlands -48 6 £475 -9.52% 2
Wales - 6 £530 -
South West -21 4 £650 +18.18% 3
Yorkshire -18 3 £500 - 3
East of England -9 2 £338 +0.75% 8

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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.

1 179 (97.81%) AWS
2 107 (58.47%) Amazon EC2
3 97 (53.01%) Amazon S3
4 91 (49.73%) Terraform
5 90 (49.18%) AWS Lambda
6 88 (48.09%) DevOps
7 84 (45.90%) Serverless
8 72 (39.34%) Python
9 61 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 59 (32.24%) Linux
11 50 (27.32%) AWS CloudFormation
12 49 (26.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 49 (26.78%) Azure
13 46 (25.14%) Docker
13 46 (25.14%) Amazon RDS
14 45 (24.59%) Route 53
15 44 (24.04%) Ansible
16 42 (22.95%) Infrastructure as Code
17 40 (21.86%) GitHub
18 39 (21.31%) JIRA
19 37 (20.22%) Kubernetes
20 36 (19.67%) Jenkins
21 35 (19.13%) Finance
22 34 (18.58%) Amazon EKS
23 32 (17.49%) Windows
24 31 (16.94%) VPN
24 31 (16.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
24 31 (16.94%) Confluence
24 31 (16.94%) AWS Direct Connect
25 28 (15.30%) Amazon ECS

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 31 (16.94%) Confluence
2 8 (4.37%) Apache
3 5 (2.73%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.19%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.19%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (2.19%) nginx
5 2 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.55%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.55%) Drupal
6 1 (0.55%) IIS
6 1 (0.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (4.92%) MS Visio
2 7 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 179 (97.81%) AWS
2 107 (58.47%) Amazon EC2
3 97 (53.01%) Amazon S3
4 90 (49.18%) AWS Lambda
5 84 (45.90%) Serverless
6 50 (27.32%) AWS CloudFormation
7 49 (26.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 49 (26.78%) Azure
8 45 (24.59%) Route 53
9 40 (21.86%) GitHub
10 34 (18.58%) Amazon EKS
11 31 (16.94%) AWS Direct Connect
12 28 (15.30%) Amazon ECS
13 26 (14.21%) Amazon ELB
13 26 (14.21%) Amazon SQS
14 19 (10.38%) AWS Fargate
15 17 (9.29%) CloudFront
16 16 (8.74%) Amazon Kinesis
16 16 (8.74%) GCP
17 11 (6.01%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 31 (16.94%) VPN
2 26 (14.21%) DNS
3 22 (12.02%) SSL
4 21 (11.48%) Firewall
5 16 (8.74%) OSPF
6 14 (7.65%) BGP
7 13 (7.10%) EIGRP
8 12 (6.56%) MPLS
9 11 (6.01%) HSRP
10 10 (5.46%) RIP
10 10 (5.46%) TCP/IP
11 7 (3.83%) DHCP
11 7 (3.83%) DWDM
11 7 (3.83%) HTTP
11 7 (3.83%) Network Security
12 5 (2.73%) IPsec
12 5 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (2.19%) DSL
13 4 (2.19%) GLBP
13 4 (2.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (25.14%) Amazon RDS
2 31 (16.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 16 (8.74%) SQL Server
4 9 (4.92%) MongoDB
5 8 (4.37%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.83%) Amazon Athena
7 6 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (3.28%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.73%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.19%) Big Data
9 4 (2.19%) Data Lake
9 4 (2.19%) DB2
9 4 (2.19%) MySQL
9 4 (2.19%) Power BI
10 3 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.09%) Amazon Aurora
11 2 (1.09%) Metadata
11 2 (1.09%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 39 (21.31%) JIRA
2 36 (19.67%) Jenkins
3 28 (15.30%) Git (software)
4 19 (10.38%) GitLab
5 13 (7.10%) Bitbucket
6 10 (5.46%) CircleCI
6 10 (5.46%) SonarQube
7 6 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (3.28%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.28%) JUnit
8 5 (2.73%) Artifactory
8 5 (2.73%) git-flow
8 5 (2.73%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (2.19%) Bitbucket Server
9 4 (2.19%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.19%) REST Assured
9 4 (2.19%) Travis CI
9 4 (2.19%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.19%) Visual Studio Code
10 2 (1.09%) JMeter
General
1 35 (19.13%) Finance
2 15 (8.20%) Social Skills
3 9 (4.92%) Banking
4 8 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.83%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.64%) Law
6 3 (1.64%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.55%) Electronics
8 1 (0.55%) Hebrew Language
8 1 (0.55%) Legal
8 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.55%) Marketing
8 1 (0.55%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (33.88%) AWS Engineer
2 41 (22.40%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (14.75%) Architect
3 27 (14.75%) Cloud Engineer
4 25 (13.66%) Developer
5 24 (13.11%) AWS DevOps
6 23 (12.57%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 20 (10.93%) AWS Architect
8 19 (10.38%) Platform Engineer
9 12 (6.56%) Senior Developer
10 10 (5.46%) Cloud Architect
10 10 (5.46%) Consultant
11 9 (4.92%) Java Developer
12 7 (3.83%) AWS Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.83%) Senior Java Developer
12 7 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (2.73%) Backend Developer
13 5 (2.73%) Python Engineer
13 5 (2.73%) Senior DevOps
13 5 (2.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.21%) Web Services
2 22 (12.02%) Node.js
3 20 (10.93%) JSON
4 19 (10.38%) YAML
5 17 (9.29%) React
6 15 (8.20%) AngularJS
7 12 (6.56%) CSS
7 12 (6.56%) HTML
8 11 (6.01%) REST
9 9 (4.92%) RESTful
10 8 (4.37%) JPA
11 7 (3.83%) Express
11 7 (3.83%) Sass
12 6 (3.28%) Jest
12 6 (3.28%) Spring
13 5 (2.73%) HTML5
13 5 (2.73%) Serverless Framework
13 5 (2.73%) Spring Boot
14 4 (2.19%) Ember.js
14 4 (2.19%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.46%) Data Protection Act
2 9 (4.92%) Cloud Native
2 9 (4.92%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (4.37%) Legacy Applications
3 8 (4.37%) Public Cloud
4 7 (3.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (3.28%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.73%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.19%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.19%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.64%) Clustering
8 3 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.09%) Replication
9 2 (1.09%) Social Media
9 2 (1.09%) Wiki
10 1 (0.55%) Blog
10 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 59 (32.24%) Linux
2 32 (17.49%) Windows
3 12 (6.56%) Unix
4 7 (3.83%) CentOS
5 6 (3.28%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.19%) Alpine Linux
7 3 (1.64%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.64%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.55%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.55%) SUSE
9 1 (0.55%) VMS
9 1 (0.55%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (48.09%) DevOps
2 61 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (22.95%) Infrastructure as Code
4 26 (14.21%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (11.48%) Change Management
6 20 (10.93%) ITIL
7 19 (10.38%) Microservices
7 19 (10.38%) Scrum
8 18 (9.84%) Auto-Scaling
8 18 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (9.84%) Migration
9 14 (7.65%) Business Continuity
9 14 (7.65%) Cost Optimisation
10 13 (7.10%) Infrastructure Automation
10 13 (7.10%) Service Management
10 13 (7.10%) Test Automation
11 12 (6.56%) Business Continuity Management
12 11 (6.01%) Configuration Management
12 11 (6.01%) Mentoring
12 11 (6.01%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 72 (39.34%) Python
2 28 (15.30%) Java
3 20 (10.93%) PowerShell
4 15 (8.20%) Bash Shell
5 14 (7.65%) SQL
6 7 (3.83%) TypeScript
7 6 (3.28%) Scala
8 5 (2.73%) Go
8 5 (2.73%) Java 8
8 5 (2.73%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.73%) Ruby
9 4 (2.19%) Perl
10 2 (1.09%) AWK
10 2 (1.09%) Groovy
10 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.55%) C
11 1 (0.55%) C#
11 1 (0.55%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.55%) PHP
11 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (13.66%) AWS Certification
2 11 (6.01%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (6.01%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.46%) CCNP
4 9 (4.92%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.28%) Degree
6 5 (2.73%) CISSP
7 3 (1.64%) CCIE
7 3 (1.64%) CCNA
7 3 (1.64%) CISA
7 3 (1.64%) CRISC
8 2 (1.09%) CCSP
8 2 (1.09%) CISM
8 2 (1.09%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.55%) CCIE Security
9 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.55%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.46%) SLA
2 4 (2.19%) Accessibility
3 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.55%) DICOM
4 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 46 (25.14%) Docker
2 16 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.46%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.09%) pfSense
4 2 (1.09%) Squid
4 2 (1.09%) Terminal Server
4 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.55%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.55%) GlusterFS
5 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.55%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 91 (49.73%) Terraform
2 44 (24.04%) Ansible
3 37 (20.22%) Kubernetes
4 16 (8.74%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (8.74%) Puppet
5 11 (6.01%) Packer
6 7 (3.83%) HP NNM
6 7 (3.83%) Prometheus
7 5 (2.73%) Istio
8 4 (2.19%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.64%) Grafana
9 3 (1.64%) Nagios
10 2 (1.09%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.09%) Kustomize
10 2 (1.09%) Sysdig
11 1 (0.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 1 (0.55%) Consul
11 1 (0.55%) Icinga
11 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (10.38%) VMware
2 13 (7.10%) New Relic
2 13 (7.10%) SolarWinds
3 12 (6.56%) Cisco
3 12 (6.56%) F5
3 12 (6.56%) Oracle
4 9 (4.92%) HP
4 9 (4.92%) Juniper
5 8 (4.37%) Splunk
6 6 (3.28%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.73%) Infoblox
8 4 (2.19%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.19%) Meraki
8 4 (2.19%) Palo Alto
8 4 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.64%) Google
9 3 (1.64%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.09%) Arista
10 2 (1.09%) Aruba
10 2 (1.09%) Riverbed