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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vCloud
Rank 181 213 221
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +8
Contract jobs citing vCloud 13 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.23% 0.071% 0.052%
As % of the System Software category 2.51% 0.85% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate
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£463 £438 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £408 £530
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £468 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £365 £450
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -18.88%
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
518 591 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.10% 8.37% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 375 353
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 £175 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 46 53
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £54.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +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 11 July 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 25 (83.33%) VMware
2 21 (70.00%) Oracle
3 19 (63.33%) Python
3 19 (63.33%) DevOps
4 18 (60.00%) Linux
5 17 (56.67%) UNIX
5 17 (56.67%) Bash Shell
6 16 (53.33%) Puppet
7 15 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (50.00%) JIRA
7 15 (50.00%) WebLogic
8 14 (46.67%) Java
8 14 (46.67%) WebSphere
8 14 (46.67%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (43.33%) Maven
9 13 (43.33%) SOA
9 13 (43.33%) Jenkins
10 12 (40.00%) SQL Server
10 12 (40.00%) Finance
11 11 (36.67%) Ant
11 11 (36.67%) J2EE
11 11 (36.67%) MySQL
11 11 (36.67%) PL/SQL
11 11 (36.67%) SQL
11 11 (36.67%) ETL
11 11 (36.67%) Tomcat
11 11 (36.67%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (36.67%) Subversion
11 11 (36.67%) TeamCity
11 11 (36.67%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 15 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 14 (46.67%) WebSphere
3 11 (36.67%) Tomcat
4 10 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (6.67%) MQSeries
6 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.33%) Apache ServiceMix
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
2 14 (46.67%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (6.67%) GitHub
5 1 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) FCoE
2 3 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (10.00%) iSCSI
2 3 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (6.67%) MPLS
3 2 (6.67%) OSPF
3 2 (6.67%) BGP
3 2 (6.67%) EIGRP
3 2 (6.67%) LAN
3 2 (6.67%) WAN
3 2 (6.67%) SNMP
3 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.33%) Multicast
4 1 (3.33%) VPN
4 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (3.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (36.67%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (36.67%) MySQL
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) JIRA
2 13 (43.33%) Jenkins
2 13 (43.33%) Maven
3 11 (36.67%) Ant
3 11 (36.67%) Subversion
3 11 (36.67%) AnthillPro
3 11 (36.67%) TeamCity
3 11 (36.67%) Git (software)
3 11 (36.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (36.67%) Mercurial
3 11 (36.67%) Gerrit
4 2 (6.67%) FishEye
4 2 (6.67%) Apache Ivy
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Games
3 1 (3.33%) Billing
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Deployment Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Configuration Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Data Centre Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Data Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.33%) Operations Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) J2EE
2 10 (33.33%) .NET
3 5 (16.67%) Middleware
4 3 (10.00%) Web Services
4 3 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (6.67%) LAMP
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Online Games
2 3 (10.00%) Clustering
3 2 (6.67%) FlexPod
4 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.33%) PKI
4 1 (3.33%) FMCG
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (60.00%) Linux
2 17 (56.67%) UNIX
3 5 (16.67%) Windows
3 5 (16.67%) CentOS
4 4 (13.33%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (10.00%) SELinux
5 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (10.00%) Fedora
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.00%) SUSE
6 2 (6.67%) Debian
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) DevOps
2 13 (43.33%) SOA
3 11 (36.67%) ETL
3 11 (36.67%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (13.33%) Low Latency
5 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (10.00%) ERD
7 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.67%) High Availability
8 1 (3.33%) TDD
8 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
8 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.33%) Project Management
8 1 (3.33%) Service Management
8 1 (3.33%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) Python
2 17 (56.67%) Bash Shell
3 14 (46.67%) Java
4 11 (36.67%) PL/SQL
4 11 (36.67%) SQL
5 8 (26.67%) Ruby
6 3 (10.00%) AWK
6 3 (10.00%) sed
6 3 (10.00%) PHP
7 2 (6.67%) C
7 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.33%) Perl
8 1 (3.33%) VB
8 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) MCSE
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (3.33%) MCTS
1 1 (3.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 6 (20.00%) vSphere
4 3 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (10.00%) KVM
4 3 (10.00%) Xen
4 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (10.00%) XenServer
5 1 (3.33%) XenApp
5 1 (3.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (53.33%) Puppet
2 6 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.67%) Ansible
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (6.67%) Nagios
3 2 (6.67%) SCOM
4 1 (3.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (83.33%) VMware
2 21 (70.00%) Oracle
3 7 (23.33%) IBM
4 4 (13.33%) Citrix
4 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (13.33%) Remedy
4 4 (13.33%) F5
5 3 (10.00%) EMC
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.00%) Cisco
6 2 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) Websense
6 2 (6.67%) New Relic
7 1 (3.33%) Sophos
7 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com