The table below looks at the statistics for vCloud skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vCloud over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vCloud Suite
Rank 537 503 537
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +34
Contract jobs citing vCloud 84 96 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 1.48% 1.86% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 67 27
Average daily rate £525 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.50% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £270 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £504 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
vCloud
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5671 5151 4940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.07% 10.18% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3540 2859 2582
Average daily rate £390 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 625 592
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.30% -

vCloud
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

vCloud Jobs Demand Trend in England

vCloud
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

vCloud Daily Rate Trend in England

vCloud
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vCloud across the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

vCloud Daily Rate Histogram in England

vCloud
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vCloud across the England region.

vCloud Hourly Rate Trend in England

vCloud
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vCloud within the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -25 46 £525 +16.66% 11
South East -13 15 £423 +5.62% 7
Yorkshire +5 8 £375 +25.00% 1
East Midlands - 5 £550 -
West Midlands -16 4 £456 -13.09% 1
North West - 3 £525 - 3
East of England +3 2 £525 +110.00% 1
South West 0 1 £550 +46.66%
vCloud
UK

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 110 (73.83%) VMware
2 67 (44.97%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (41.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (41.61%) Windows
4 59 (39.60%) Linux
5 57 (38.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 51 (34.23%) DevOps
7 46 (30.87%) vSphere
8 45 (30.20%) Puppet
9 40 (26.85%) Cisco
10 38 (25.50%) Ansible
10 38 (25.50%) Windows Server
10 38 (25.50%) Microsoft
11 37 (24.83%) Data Centre
12 36 (24.16%) Docker
13 32 (21.48%) PowerShell
14 31 (20.81%) Opscode Chef
14 31 (20.81%) Bash Shell
14 31 (20.81%) Kubernetes
15 30 (20.13%) OpenStack
15 30 (20.13%) Jenkins
15 30 (20.13%) Python
16 29 (19.46%) Red Hat
16 29 (19.46%) IaaS
17 28 (18.79%) DNS
18 27 (18.12%) SAN
18 27 (18.12%) Private Cloud
19 26 (17.45%) Active Directory
19 26 (17.45%) Windows Server 2008
20 24 (16.11%) PaaS

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 30 (20.13%) OpenStack
2 15 (10.07%) Apache
2 15 (10.07%) Tomcat
3 14 (9.40%) nginx
4 7 (4.70%) JBoss
4 7 (4.70%) MS Exchange
4 7 (4.70%) WebSphere
5 6 (4.03%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (3.36%) Node.js
6 5 (3.36%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.68%) Mule ESB
7 4 (2.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (2.01%) IIS
9 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.67%) Confluence
10 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (2.68%) MS Office
2 3 (2.01%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 67 (44.97%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (38.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (19.46%) IaaS
4 24 (16.11%) PaaS
5 8 (5.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (4.70%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (4.70%) GitHub
7 6 (4.03%) SaaS
8 5 (3.36%) Heroku
8 5 (3.36%) IBM PureFlex
9 4 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (2.68%) Office 365
10 2 (1.34%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.67%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 28 (18.79%) DNS
2 27 (18.12%) SAN
3 22 (14.77%) TCP/IP
4 20 (13.42%) Firewall
5 15 (10.07%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (9.40%) VPN
7 12 (8.05%) SSL
8 11 (7.38%) WAN
9 10 (6.71%) LAN
9 10 (6.71%) NAS
10 9 (6.04%) DHCP
11 7 (4.70%) LDAP
12 6 (4.03%) MPLS
12 6 (4.03%) OSPF
13 5 (3.36%) BGP
13 5 (3.36%) DMZ
13 5 (3.36%) EIGRP
13 5 (3.36%) FWSM
13 5 (3.36%) Internet
14 4 (2.68%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.09%) MySQL
2 18 (12.08%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (8.72%) MongoDB
4 11 (7.38%) SQL Server
5 9 (6.04%) Hadoop
6 5 (3.36%) Big Data
6 5 (3.36%) Informix
6 5 (3.36%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.36%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.36%) Redis
6 5 (3.36%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.68%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.34%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.67%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (20.13%) Jenkins
2 15 (10.07%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.07%) Sonatype Nexus
3 13 (8.72%) JIRA
4 10 (6.71%) Gerrit
5 7 (4.70%) Artifactory
5 7 (4.70%) Maven
6 6 (4.03%) Hudson
7 5 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (3.36%) SonarQube
8 4 (2.68%) Ant
8 4 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.68%) TeamCity
8 4 (2.68%) Travis CI
9 3 (2.01%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.34%) MSI
10 2 (1.34%) Selenium
10 2 (1.34%) Subversion
11 1 (0.67%) RSpec
11 1 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (10.74%) Finance
2 10 (6.71%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.04%) Games
4 4 (2.68%) Banking
4 4 (2.68%) Marketing
4 4 (2.68%) Retail
5 3 (2.01%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.34%) Legal
7 1 (0.67%) French Language
7 1 (0.67%) German Language
7 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (26.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (13.42%) Architect
2 20 (13.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 17 (11.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (8.72%) VMware Engineer
5 12 (8.05%) Cloud Engineer
6 11 (7.38%) Developer
7 10 (6.71%) Consultant
7 10 (6.71%) Network Engineer
8 9 (6.04%) Cloud Architect
8 9 (6.04%) Platform Engineer
9 8 (5.37%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (5.37%) Senior Platform Engineer
10 7 (4.70%) Applications Engineer
10 7 (4.70%) Senior Applications Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (4.03%) Contracts Manager
11 6 (4.03%) Operations Engineer
12 5 (3.36%) Administrator
12 5 (3.36%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.74%) Web Services
2 13 (8.72%) LAMP
3 10 (6.71%) LAPP Stack
4 9 (6.04%) J2EE
5 8 (5.37%) LEMP Stack
6 6 (4.03%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (2.68%) jQuery
7 4 (2.68%) Kafka
7 4 (2.68%) Middleware
8 3 (2.01%) IBM Integration Bus
8 3 (2.01%) RESTful
8 3 (2.01%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (1.34%) .NET
9 2 (1.34%) .NET Remoting
9 2 (1.34%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (1.34%) JSON
9 2 (1.34%) REST
10 1 (0.67%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 37 (24.83%) Data Centre
2 27 (18.12%) Private Cloud
3 10 (6.71%) Hybrid Cloud
3 10 (6.71%) VCE vBlock
4 7 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.03%) EMC VNX
5 6 (4.03%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.36%) EMC VMAX
6 5 (3.36%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (3.36%) FlexPod
7 4 (2.68%) Replication
8 3 (2.01%) Clustering
8 3 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.01%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.34%) Fintech
9 2 (1.34%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.67%) Blog
10 1 (0.67%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.67%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 62 (41.61%) Windows
2 59 (39.60%) Linux
3 38 (25.50%) Windows Server
4 26 (17.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (13.42%) CentOS
5 20 (13.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (11.41%) Unix
7 16 (10.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.36%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.68%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.68%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.68%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.67%) CatOS
11 1 (0.67%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.67%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.67%) SmartOS
11 1 (0.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (34.23%) DevOps
2 22 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (13.42%) ITIL
3 20 (13.42%) Open Source
4 19 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (10.07%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (8.72%) Configuration Management
7 12 (8.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (7.38%) High Availability
8 11 (7.38%) SOA
9 10 (6.71%) ITSM
10 9 (6.04%) Migration
11 8 (5.37%) Converged Infrastructure
11 8 (5.37%) Scrum
12 7 (4.70%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (4.70%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (4.70%) Load Balancing
12 7 (4.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (4.03%) Programme Management
13 6 (4.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.48%) PowerShell
2 31 (20.81%) Bash Shell
3 30 (20.13%) Python
4 20 (13.42%) Perl
5 16 (10.74%) Java
5 16 (10.74%) Ruby
5 16 (10.74%) SQL
6 12 (8.05%) PHP
7 6 (4.03%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.68%) C
8 4 (2.68%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.68%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.67%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 18 (12.08%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 14 (9.40%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (8.05%) CCNP
5 10 (6.71%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.70%) Degree
7 5 (3.36%) CCNA
8 3 (2.01%) VCAP
9 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.34%) RHCE
9 2 (1.34%) VCP5
10 1 (0.67%) CCIE
10 1 (0.67%) CCSP
10 1 (0.67%) CISSP
10 1 (0.67%) EMC Certification
10 1 (0.67%) MCSA
10 1 (0.67%) MCSE
10 1 (0.67%) NCDA
10 1 (0.67%) VCP4
10 1 (0.67%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.01%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (41.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (30.87%) vSphere
3 36 (24.16%) Docker
4 26 (17.45%) Active Directory
5 10 (6.71%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (6.04%) VMware ESX
7 6 (4.03%) Hyper-V
7 6 (4.03%) KVM
7 6 (4.03%) NFS
8 4 (2.68%) Firmware
9 3 (2.01%) LXC
9 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.01%) Xen
10 2 (1.34%) GlusterFS
10 2 (1.34%) HDFS
10 2 (1.34%) pfSense
10 2 (1.34%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.67%) Snort
11 1 (0.67%) Squid
Systems Management
1 45 (30.20%) Puppet
2 38 (25.50%) Ansible
3 31 (20.81%) Kubernetes
3 31 (20.81%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (14.09%) Mesos
5 12 (8.05%) logstash
6 11 (7.38%) Nagios
7 9 (6.04%) ZABBIX
8 8 (5.37%) Salt
8 8 (5.37%) SCOM
8 8 (5.37%) Terraform
9 6 (4.03%) HAProxy
9 6 (4.03%) vRealize
10 5 (3.36%) EMC VPLEX
10 5 (3.36%) Kibana
10 5 (3.36%) Zenoss
11 4 (2.68%) Casper Suite
11 4 (2.68%) OpenView
11 4 (2.68%) Rundeck
11 4 (2.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 110 (73.83%) VMware
2 40 (26.85%) Cisco
3 38 (25.50%) Microsoft
4 29 (19.46%) Red Hat
5 20 (13.42%) EMC
6 14 (9.40%) HP
7 11 (7.38%) Oracle
8 9 (6.04%) Dell
8 9 (6.04%) Google
9 7 (4.70%) Veeam
10 6 (4.03%) Fortinet
10 6 (4.03%) IBM
10 6 (4.03%) Palo Alto
11 5 (3.36%) Black Duck
11 5 (3.36%) Citrix
11 5 (3.36%) NetApp
11 5 (3.36%) Sonatype
11 5 (3.36%) Veracode
12 4 (2.68%) Dell KACE
12 4 (2.68%) Isilon
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