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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vCloud
Rank 488 528 485
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -43
Contract jobs citing vCloud 95 54 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.11% 0.086%
As % of the System Software category 1.92% 1.14% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 27 25
Average daily rate
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£414 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.43% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £340 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £470 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
4949 4726 4073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.80% 9.53% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2765 2463 1989
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 568 608
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.68 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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 +15 57 £450 +12.50% 12
South East -15 14 £400 +6.66% 11
East of England +20 8 £250 -50.00% 1
West Midlands - 6 £525 - 2
Yorkshire - 5 £300 - 1
South West -11 1 £375 -6.25% 3
Midlands - 1 - -
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UK

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

1 142 (72.45%) VMware
2 97 (49.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (48.98%) vSphere
4 93 (47.45%) Windows
5 76 (38.78%) Puppet
6 69 (35.20%) Amazon AWS
7 67 (34.18%) Linux
8 60 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
9 57 (29.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 57 (29.08%) Opscode Chef
10 55 (28.06%) DevOps
11 53 (27.04%) Python
12 52 (26.53%) OpenStack
13 49 (25.00%) Cisco
14 46 (23.47%) Ruby
14 46 (23.47%) Git (software)
14 46 (23.47%) ZABBIX
15 44 (22.45%) VPN
15 44 (22.45%) Active Directory
16 42 (21.43%) Java
16 42 (21.43%) Perl
17 39 (19.90%) CentOS
17 39 (19.90%) Jenkins
18 36 (18.37%) PHP
19 34 (17.35%) ITIL
19 34 (17.35%) SAN
19 34 (17.35%) Red Hat
20 33 (16.84%) Hybrid Cloud
20 33 (16.84%) Configuration Management
21 32 (16.33%) NoSQL

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 52 (26.53%) OpenStack
2 30 (15.31%) Apache
3 23 (11.73%) IIS
4 21 (10.71%) Tomcat
5 16 (8.16%) JBoss
6 13 (6.63%) nginx
7 12 (6.12%) Mule ESB
8 11 (5.61%) WebSphere
9 10 (5.10%) SharePoint
10 8 (4.08%) Node.js
11 7 (3.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 7 (3.57%) MS Exchange
12 6 (3.06%) WebLogic
12 6 (3.06%) Confluence
13 5 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (2.04%) GlassFish
14 4 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
16 2 (1.02%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (5.10%) MS Excel
1 10 (5.10%) MS Visio
2 7 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.53%) MS Office
4 1 (0.51%) MS Project
4 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 69 (35.20%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (8.16%) Google Cloud Platform
3 14 (7.14%) IaaS
4 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.55%) PaaS
5 4 (2.04%) IBM SmartCloud
6 3 (1.53%) Heroku
6 3 (1.53%) GitHub
6 3 (1.53%) Google App Engine
6 3 (1.53%) SaaS
7 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.02%) Office 365
7 2 (1.02%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 44 (22.45%) VPN
2 34 (17.35%) SAN
3 28 (14.29%) DNS
3 28 (14.29%) Firewall
4 26 (13.27%) LAN
4 26 (13.27%) WAN
4 26 (13.27%) TCP/IP
5 20 (10.20%) MPLS
6 19 (9.69%) DHCP
7 13 (6.63%) OSPF
7 13 (6.63%) BGP
7 13 (6.63%) IPv4
7 13 (6.63%) IPv6
7 13 (6.63%) Internet
7 13 (6.63%) Reverse Proxy
8 11 (5.61%) NAS
8 11 (5.61%) NetScaler
8 11 (5.61%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (4.59%) VLAN
9 9 (4.59%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.33%) NoSQL
2 31 (15.82%) SQL Server
3 29 (14.80%) MongoDB
4 20 (10.20%) MySQL
5 19 (9.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (8.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (7.14%) Redis
9 10 (5.10%) Big Data
10 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (2.04%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.53%) RethinkDB
12 3 (1.53%) Hadoop
13 2 (1.02%) CouchDB
13 2 (1.02%) Riak
13 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 46 (23.47%) Git (software)
2 39 (19.90%) Jenkins
3 22 (11.22%) Subversion
4 20 (10.20%) Maven
5 16 (8.16%) Gerrit
6 14 (7.14%) Artifactory
6 14 (7.14%) SonarQube
7 9 (4.59%) Mercurial
8 6 (3.06%) Gradle
8 6 (3.06%) JIRA
8 6 (3.06%) Selenium
8 6 (3.06%) JMeter
8 6 (3.06%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.04%) Ant
10 3 (1.53%) MSI
11 2 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.02%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (1.02%) Hudson
11 2 (1.02%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (7.65%) Finance
2 7 (3.57%) Publishing
3 4 (2.04%) Games
4 2 (1.02%) Retail
4 2 (1.02%) Marketing
5 1 (0.51%) Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Automotive
5 1 (0.51%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (17.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (11.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (10.71%) Consultant
4 20 (10.20%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 18 (9.18%) Network Engineer
6 15 (7.65%) Administrator
6 15 (7.65%) Architect
7 12 (6.12%) Cloud Engineer
8 11 (5.61%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (5.10%) VMware Consultant
10 9 (4.59%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 8 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
12 6 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (3.06%) VMware Engineer
12 6 (3.06%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 5 (2.55%) Storage Administrator
13 5 (2.55%) Developer
14 4 (2.04%) Analyst
14 4 (2.04%) Technical Architect
14 4 (2.04%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.29%) Web Services
2 23 (11.73%) .NET
3 13 (6.63%) J2EE
3 13 (6.63%) LAMP
3 13 (6.63%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (3.57%) REST
4 7 (3.57%) SOAP
5 6 (3.06%) jQuery
5 6 (3.06%) RESTful
6 5 (2.55%) CSS
7 3 (1.53%) HTML
7 3 (1.53%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (1.53%) Ajax
7 3 (1.53%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (1.53%) Java EE
7 3 (1.53%) JSON
7 3 (1.53%) Django
7 3 (1.53%) HTML5
7 3 (1.53%) ZeroMQ
7 3 (1.53%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.84%) Hybrid Cloud
2 20 (10.20%) Open Source
3 15 (7.65%) Private Cloud
4 13 (6.63%) Replication
5 10 (5.10%) PKI
5 10 (5.10%) Spread Betting
6 7 (3.57%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.57%) FlexPod
6 7 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.57%) Public Cloud
7 6 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.55%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.04%) Clustering
9 4 (2.04%) Online Games
10 3 (1.53%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.53%) HP Superdome
11 2 (1.02%) CLARiiON
11 2 (1.02%) CMDB
12 1 (0.51%) Freedom of Information
12 1 (0.51%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 93 (47.45%) Windows
2 67 (34.18%) Linux
3 57 (29.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (19.90%) CentOS
5 25 (12.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (9.69%) Ubuntu
7 16 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (5.61%) UNIX
9 7 (3.57%) Windows 7
10 6 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.04%) HPUX
12 3 (1.53%) Debian
13 2 (1.02%) VMS
13 2 (1.02%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (28.06%) DevOps
3 34 (17.35%) ITIL
4 33 (16.84%) Configuration Management
5 26 (13.27%) Load Balancing
6 24 (12.24%) Kanban
6 24 (12.24%) Service Delivery
6 24 (12.24%) Scrum
7 21 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (8.16%) SOA
9 14 (7.14%) OWASP
10 12 (6.12%) Validation
11 11 (5.61%) Service Management
12 10 (5.10%) Network Design
13 9 (4.59%) TDD
13 9 (4.59%) BDD
14 8 (4.08%) Analytics
14 8 (4.08%) Mentoring
15 7 (3.57%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 53 (27.04%) Python
2 46 (23.47%) Ruby
3 42 (21.43%) Java
3 42 (21.43%) Perl
4 36 (18.37%) PHP
5 24 (12.24%) Bash Shell
6 20 (10.20%) PowerShell
7 14 (7.14%) SQL
8 6 (3.06%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.04%) Korn
10 3 (1.53%) Haskell
10 3 (1.53%) Erlang
10 3 (1.53%) Clojure
10 3 (1.53%) Go
11 1 (0.51%) Scala
11 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (14.80%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (12.24%) Security Cleared
3 22 (11.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 22 (11.22%) CCNP
4 18 (9.18%) VCAP
5 14 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (6.63%) CCIP
7 10 (5.10%) CCNA
7 10 (5.10%) SC Cleared
8 9 (4.59%) MCSE
9 7 (3.57%) DV Cleared
9 7 (3.57%) VCDX
10 6 (3.06%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 3 (1.53%) CCSA
13 2 (1.02%) Degree
13 2 (1.02%) MCSA
13 2 (1.02%) CCA
13 2 (1.02%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.63%) SLA
2 11 (5.61%) QA
3 6 (3.06%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 97 (49.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 96 (48.98%) vSphere
3 44 (22.45%) Active Directory
4 23 (11.73%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (8.67%) Hyper-V
6 14 (7.14%) Docker
7 8 (4.08%) XenApp
7 8 (4.08%) XenDesktop
8 6 (3.06%) VMware ESX
9 5 (2.55%) Terminal Services
10 4 (2.04%) NFS
10 4 (2.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (2.04%) XenServer
11 2 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.02%) LXC
12 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.51%) Firmware
12 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.51%) Squid
12 1 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 76 (38.78%) Puppet
2 57 (29.08%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (23.47%) ZABBIX
4 29 (14.80%) Kibana
5 22 (11.22%) Ansible
6 16 (8.16%) Salt
7 13 (6.63%) logstash
7 13 (6.63%) Nagios
7 13 (6.63%) SCCM
8 11 (5.61%) HAProxy
9 10 (5.10%) SCOM
10 9 (4.59%) Zenoss
10 9 (4.59%) Graylog
10 9 (4.59%) Graphite
11 6 (3.06%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (3.06%) Legato
12 4 (2.04%) Vagrant
12 4 (2.04%) vMotion
12 4 (2.04%) SCOrch
13 2 (1.02%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 142 (72.45%) VMware
2 49 (25.00%) Cisco
3 34 (17.35%) Red Hat
4 31 (15.82%) Microsoft
4 31 (15.82%) NetApp
4 31 (15.82%) Perforce
5 25 (12.76%) HP
6 23 (11.73%) Citrix
7 21 (10.71%) New Relic
8 19 (9.69%) Brocade
9 18 (9.18%) F5
10 16 (8.16%) Google
10 16 (8.16%) Juniper
11 14 (7.14%) AppDynamics
12 12 (6.12%) Dell
12 12 (6.12%) Sophos
13 11 (5.61%) IBM
13 11 (5.61%) CheckPoint
14 10 (5.10%) Oracle
14 10 (5.10%) EMC
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Solid Consulting Limited
Rate: From £375 to £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 25 days ago