The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vCloud
Rank 189 197 193
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing vCloud 7 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.075% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 1.50% 0.89% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 7
Average daily rate
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£513 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 - £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 - £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £375 £240
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +56.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
468 563 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.37% 8.47% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 372 312
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 39 61
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.88 £24.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vCloud across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

vCloud Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (91.67%) vSphere
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) Python
5 4 (33.33%) Perl
5 4 (33.33%) Ruby
5 4 (33.33%) Puppet
5 4 (33.33%) DevOps
6 3 (25.00%) F5
6 3 (25.00%) OpenStack
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) Kanban
6 3 (25.00%) PHP
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) Java
6 3 (25.00%) IBM
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) EMC
6 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (16.67%) Websense
7 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 2 (16.67%) Citrix
7 2 (16.67%) Adobe
7 2 (16.67%) DNS
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL
7 2 (16.67%) SNMP

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) SNMP
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) FCoE
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Publishing
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) CentOS
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) DevOps
2 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Kanban
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) SOA
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Python
1 4 (33.33%) Ruby
1 4 (33.33%) Perl
2 3 (25.00%) PHP
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCA
1 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) vSphere
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Puppet
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) SCOM
2 2 (16.67%) ZABBIX
2 2 (16.67%) Kibana
3 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (8.33%) SCOrch
3 1 (8.33%) SELinux
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) F5
2 3 (25.00%) IBM
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) EMC
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (16.67%) Adobe
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) New Relic
3 2 (16.67%) Websense
3 2 (16.67%) Perforce
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Remedy
4 1 (8.33%) Sophos
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp