The first table below looks at the demand for vCloud skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vCloud over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vCloud
Rank 184 214 224
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +10
Contract jobs citing vCloud 8 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.085% 0.026%
As % of the System Software category 1.46% 0.98% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £406 £450
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
547 613 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.49% 8.65% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 378 352
Average daily rate £325 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 53 55
Average hourly rate £17.98 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.79% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.98 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.75 £33.60 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
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vCloud
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vCloud across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vCloud Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

vCloud
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vCloud across the City of London region.

vCloud Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing vCloud also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vCloud.

1 23 (82.14%) VMware
2 19 (67.86%) Oracle
3 18 (64.29%) Python
3 18 (64.29%) DevOps
4 16 (57.14%) Linux
5 15 (53.57%) UNIX
5 15 (53.57%) Bash Shell
5 15 (53.57%) Puppet
6 14 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (50.00%) JIRA
6 14 (50.00%) WebLogic
7 13 (46.43%) Java
7 13 (46.43%) WebSphere
8 12 (42.86%) Maven
8 12 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (42.86%) SOA
8 12 (42.86%) Jenkins
9 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
10 10 (35.71%) Ant
10 10 (35.71%) J2EE
10 10 (35.71%) MySQL
10 10 (35.71%) PL/SQL
10 10 (35.71%) SQL
10 10 (35.71%) ETL
10 10 (35.71%) Tomcat
10 10 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (35.71%) Finance
10 10 (35.71%) TeamCity
10 10 (35.71%) Git (software)
10 10 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing vCloud also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vCloud. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 13 (46.43%) WebSphere
3 10 (35.71%) Tomcat
4 9 (32.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (7.14%) MQSeries
6 1 (3.57%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (7.14%) GitHub
5 1 (3.57%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) FCoE
2 3 (10.71%) iSCSI
2 3 (10.71%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (10.71%) DNS
3 2 (7.14%) SNMP
3 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.14%) LAN
3 2 (7.14%) WAN
3 2 (7.14%) MPLS
3 2 (7.14%) OSPF
3 2 (7.14%) BGP
3 2 (7.14%) EIGRP
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.57%) Multicast
4 1 (3.57%) VLAN
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall
4 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (35.71%) MySQL
2 10 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Exadata
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 14 (50.00%) JIRA
2 12 (42.86%) Maven
2 12 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 10 (35.71%) Ant
3 10 (35.71%) TeamCity
3 10 (35.71%) Git (software)
3 10 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (35.71%) AnthillPro
3 10 (35.71%) Mercurial
3 10 (35.71%) Gerrit
3 10 (35.71%) Subversion
4 1 (3.57%) FishEye
4 1 (3.57%) Apache Ivy
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Games
3 1 (3.57%) Billing
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Deployment Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Configuration Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Data Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Data Centre Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Operations Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Development Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.57%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) J2EE
2 9 (32.14%) .NET
3 5 (17.86%) Middleware
4 3 (10.71%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (10.71%) Web Services
5 2 (7.14%) LAMP
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Online Games
2 3 (10.71%) Clustering
3 2 (7.14%) FlexPod
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.57%) FMCG
4 1 (3.57%) PKI
4 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Linux
2 15 (53.57%) UNIX
3 5 (17.86%) Windows
4 4 (14.29%) CentOS
5 3 (10.71%) SELinux
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.71%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (7.14%) SUSE
6 2 (7.14%) Fedora
6 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.57%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) DevOps
2 12 (42.86%) SOA
3 10 (35.71%) ETL
3 10 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 4 (14.29%) Low Latency
6 3 (10.71%) ERD
6 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
7 2 (7.14%) High Availability
7 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (3.57%) BDD
8 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.57%) TDD
8 1 (3.57%) TOGAF
8 1 (3.57%) Scrum
8 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) Python
2 15 (53.57%) Bash Shell
3 13 (46.43%) Java
4 10 (35.71%) PL/SQL
4 10 (35.71%) SQL
5 7 (25.00%) Ruby
6 3 (10.71%) PHP
7 2 (7.14%) C
7 2 (7.14%) AWK
7 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 2 (7.14%) sed
8 1 (3.57%) Perl
8 1 (3.57%) VB
8 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (3.57%) MCTS
1 1 (3.57%) MCITP
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (21.43%) vSphere
3 5 (17.86%) VMware ESX
4 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
5 2 (7.14%) Xen
5 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (7.14%) XenServer
5 2 (7.14%) KVM
6 1 (3.57%) XenApp
6 1 (3.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (53.57%) Puppet
2 5 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (7.14%) Nagios
3 2 (7.14%) SCOM
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (7.14%) Ansible
4 1 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (82.14%) VMware
2 19 (67.86%) Oracle
3 7 (25.00%) IBM
4 4 (14.29%) Remedy
4 4 (14.29%) F5
5 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.71%) EMC
5 3 (10.71%) Citrix
5 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco
6 2 (7.14%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) Websense
6 2 (7.14%) New Relic
7 1 (3.57%) Sophos
7 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com