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 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 494 513 497
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -16
Contract jobs citing vCloud 85 38 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.081% 0.084%
As % of the System Software category 1.74% 0.79% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 16 24
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£450 £431 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +12.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £334 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £500
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 England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4897 4807 4131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.88% 10.27% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2726 2542 1950
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 591 721
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £37.50
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 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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
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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 +55 61 £450 -5.26% 10
South East -32 8 £425 +1.19% 4
East of England - 7 £385 -
South West -26 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £263 -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
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vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 122 (68.16%) VMware
2 87 (48.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (46.93%) Puppet
4 83 (46.37%) Linux
5 81 (45.25%) vSphere
6 76 (42.46%) Windows
7 68 (37.99%) DevOps
8 59 (32.96%) Python
9 54 (30.17%) Active Directory
10 52 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
11 50 (27.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 49 (27.37%) Red Hat
13 47 (26.26%) Opscode Chef
14 46 (25.70%) CentOS
15 44 (24.58%) OpenStack
16 41 (22.91%) Java
17 39 (21.79%) Jenkins
17 39 (21.79%) Ruby
18 38 (21.23%) ZABBIX
19 37 (20.67%) Apache
20 36 (20.11%) NoSQL
21 34 (18.99%) Open Source
22 33 (18.44%) MongoDB
23 32 (17.88%) Git (software)
23 32 (17.88%) Perl
23 32 (17.88%) Kanban
24 31 (17.32%) Microsoft
24 31 (17.32%) Service Delivery
25 29 (16.20%) Load Balancing
26 28 (15.64%) DNS

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 44 (24.58%) OpenStack
2 37 (20.67%) Apache
3 15 (8.38%) WebSphere
4 14 (7.82%) Tomcat
4 14 (7.82%) WebLogic
5 12 (6.70%) SharePoint
5 12 (6.70%) MS Exchange
6 10 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (4.47%) Node.js
8 7 (3.91%) JBoss
9 6 (3.35%) IIS
9 6 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (2.23%) nginx
11 4 (2.23%) SAS
12 2 (1.12%) Confluence
12 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (11.73%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (6.15%) IaaS
4 8 (4.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.79%) GitHub
5 5 (2.79%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (2.79%) Google App Engine
6 4 (2.23%) PaaS
7 3 (1.68%) Heroku
8 2 (1.12%) SaaS
8 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (15.64%) DNS
2 23 (12.85%) Firewall
3 19 (10.61%) SAN
4 16 (8.94%) Internet
5 15 (8.38%) DHCP
5 15 (8.38%) TCP/IP
6 13 (7.26%) iSCSI
7 12 (6.70%) NAS
8 11 (6.15%) VPN
9 9 (5.03%) VLAN
10 8 (4.47%) NetScaler
11 7 (3.91%) SNMP
12 6 (3.35%) FCoE
12 6 (3.35%) VoIP
13 5 (2.79%) LDAP
13 5 (2.79%) BIG-IP
14 4 (2.23%) SSL
14 4 (2.23%) Fibre Channel
14 4 (2.23%) Multicast
15 3 (1.68%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (20.11%) NoSQL
2 33 (18.44%) MongoDB
3 28 (15.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 20 (11.17%) SQL Server
5 14 (7.82%) Oracle Exadata
6 10 (5.59%) Redis
7 9 (5.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (4.47%) MySQL
9 7 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (2.79%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (2.23%) Big Data
13 3 (1.68%) Hadoop
14 2 (1.12%) CouchDB
14 2 (1.12%) Riak
Development Applications
1 39 (21.79%) Jenkins
2 32 (17.88%) Git (software)
3 27 (15.08%) Maven
4 11 (6.15%) Subversion
5 9 (5.03%) RSpec
6 5 (2.79%) Gerrit
6 5 (2.79%) Artifactory
6 5 (2.79%) JIRA
6 5 (2.79%) JMeter
7 4 (2.23%) Selenium
8 3 (1.68%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.68%) Gradle
9 2 (1.12%) Hudson
9 2 (1.12%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.12%) MSI
10 1 (0.56%) Ant
10 1 (0.56%) Mockito
10 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.56%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.56%) Grunt
General
1 11 (6.15%) Publishing
2 10 (5.59%) Finance
3 5 (2.79%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.79%) Games
4 4 (2.23%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.56%) Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Retail
5 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (22.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 37 (20.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (13.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 23 (12.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 23 (12.85%) Cloud Engineer
5 18 (10.06%) Consultant
6 13 (7.26%) Architect
7 10 (5.59%) Wintel Engineer
7 10 (5.59%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 9 (5.03%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.91%) VMware Consultant
10 6 (3.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 6 (3.35%) Developer
11 5 (2.79%) Analyst
11 5 (2.79%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.79%) Senior Consultant
11 5 (2.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 4 (2.23%) Administrator
12 4 (2.23%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
12 4 (2.23%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.50%) Web Services
2 14 (7.82%) WebSphere MQ
2 14 (7.82%) Middleware
3 10 (5.59%) .NET
3 10 (5.59%) SOAP
4 8 (4.47%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (3.91%) REST
5 7 (3.91%) RESTful
6 5 (2.79%) ZeroMQ
6 5 (2.79%) ActiveMQ
7 4 (2.23%) LAMP
7 4 (2.23%) J2EE
7 4 (2.23%) jQuery
8 3 (1.68%) CSS
8 3 (1.68%) Ajax
8 3 (1.68%) JSON
9 2 (1.12%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (1.12%) HTML
9 2 (1.12%) HTML5
9 2 (1.12%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.99%) Open Source
2 24 (13.41%) Clustering
3 15 (8.38%) Computer Science
4 12 (6.70%) Replication
5 9 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.79%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.79%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.79%) PKI
6 5 (2.79%) Spread Betting
6 5 (2.79%) Online Games
7 4 (2.23%) Hedge funds
7 4 (2.23%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.12%) CMDB
9 2 (1.12%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.12%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.56%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.56%) Linked Data
10 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 83 (46.37%) Linux
2 76 (42.46%) Windows
3 50 (27.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (25.70%) CentOS
5 22 (12.29%) Ubuntu
6 21 (11.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (10.61%) UNIX
8 16 (8.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (7.82%) Oracle Linux
10 10 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (2.79%) Windows 2000
12 4 (2.23%) Solaris
13 3 (1.68%) HPUX
14 2 (1.12%) Debian
14 2 (1.12%) CoreOS
14 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (37.99%) DevOps
2 52 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (17.88%) Kanban
4 31 (17.32%) Service Delivery
5 29 (16.20%) Load Balancing
6 26 (14.53%) ITIL
7 20 (11.17%) SOA
7 20 (11.17%) Scrum
8 15 (8.38%) Configuration Management
8 15 (8.38%) High Availability
9 12 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (5.59%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (5.03%) Network Load Balancing
11 9 (5.03%) Migration
12 8 (4.47%) ITSM
13 7 (3.91%) Validation
14 6 (3.35%) TDD
15 5 (2.79%) Operations Management
15 5 (2.79%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (32.96%) Python
2 41 (22.91%) Java
3 39 (21.79%) Ruby
4 32 (17.88%) Perl
5 26 (14.53%) PowerShell
6 24 (13.41%) Bash Shell
7 14 (7.82%) PHP
7 14 (7.82%) SQL
8 13 (7.26%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.79%) Clojure
9 5 (2.79%) Golang
9 5 (2.79%) Haskell
9 5 (2.79%) Erlang
10 4 (2.23%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.23%) VB
10 4 (2.23%) VBA
11 2 (1.12%) C#
12 1 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (12.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 22 (12.29%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.26%) VCAP
3 11 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (5.59%) MCSE
4 10 (5.59%) CCNA
4 10 (5.59%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.91%) VCDX
6 5 (2.79%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.23%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.68%) Degree
8 3 (1.68%) RHCE
9 2 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.56%) CCA
10 1 (0.56%) CCNP
10 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.38%) SLA
2 2 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 87 (48.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (45.25%) vSphere
3 54 (30.17%) Active Directory
4 24 (13.41%) VMware ESX
5 14 (7.82%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (6.15%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (5.03%) NFS
8 5 (2.79%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.79%) Docker
9 4 (2.23%) Hyper-V
9 4 (2.23%) XenApp
10 3 (1.68%) Postfix
10 3 (1.68%) VirtualBox
11 2 (1.12%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.56%) Xen
12 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.56%) Firmware
12 1 (0.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 84 (46.93%) Puppet
2 47 (26.26%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (21.23%) ZABBIX
4 26 (14.53%) SCCM
5 25 (13.97%) Nagios
6 24 (13.41%) Kibana
7 19 (10.61%) Graphite
7 19 (10.61%) Zenoss
8 18 (10.06%) Graylog2
9 17 (9.50%) Ansible
10 15 (8.38%) SCOM
11 14 (7.82%) SELinux
12 11 (6.15%) Vagrant
13 9 (5.03%) NetBackup
14 7 (3.91%) Backup Exec
14 7 (3.91%) Salt
15 6 (3.35%) EMC NetWorker
16 5 (2.79%) Norton AntiVirus
16 5 (2.79%) SCOrch
17 4 (2.23%) logstash
Vendors
1 122 (68.16%) VMware
2 49 (27.37%) Red Hat
3 31 (17.32%) Microsoft
4 28 (15.64%) Cisco
5 27 (15.08%) Perforce
6 24 (13.41%) Sophos
6 24 (13.41%) EMC
6 24 (13.41%) F5
7 22 (12.29%) HP
8 21 (11.73%) IBM
9 18 (10.06%) Citrix
9 18 (10.06%) Oracle
9 18 (10.06%) Splunk
10 17 (9.50%) NetApp
11 11 (6.15%) Symantec
12 9 (5.03%) New Relic
13 8 (4.47%) Rackspace
13 8 (4.47%) Google
14 7 (3.91%) AppDynamics
15 6 (3.35%) Websense
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