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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vCloud
Rank 507 513 535
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +22
Contract jobs citing vCloud 78 48 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.10% 0.042%
As % of the System Software category 1.54% 0.98% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 22 15
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £353 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £400 £295
% change year-on-year
-0.93% +35.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.91 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 - -
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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
5062 4894 4332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.71% 10.30% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2790 2594 2104
Average daily rate £353 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 628 653
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 £32.65 £31.56 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -0.99%

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 November 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 November 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 +39 50 £450 -5.26% 2
South East -30 17 £425 -5.55% 8
East of England - 5 £510 - 3
Yorkshire - 5 £325 - 1
South West -31 2 - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
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UK

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (70.52%) VMware
2 96 (55.49%) Linux
3 89 (51.45%) Puppet
4 87 (50.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 83 (47.98%) DevOps
6 77 (44.51%) vSphere
7 69 (39.88%) Windows
8 62 (35.84%) Python
9 58 (33.53%) Agile Software Development
10 53 (30.64%) Red Hat
11 51 (29.48%) Active Directory
12 50 (28.90%) CentOS
13 48 (27.75%) Java
14 43 (24.86%) Jenkins
15 41 (23.70%) Windows Server 2008
16 40 (23.12%) Ruby
17 39 (22.54%) Apache
17 39 (22.54%) Opscode Chef
17 39 (22.54%) OpenStack
17 39 (22.54%) Open Source
18 38 (21.97%) ZABBIX
19 36 (20.81%) EMC
19 36 (20.81%) Kanban
20 34 (19.65%) Git (software)
20 34 (19.65%) NoSQL
21 33 (19.08%) Perl
21 33 (19.08%) DNS
21 33 (19.08%) IBM
22 32 (18.50%) Load Balancing
22 32 (18.50%) Maven

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 39 (22.54%) Apache
1 39 (22.54%) OpenStack
2 21 (12.14%) WebSphere
3 20 (11.56%) WebLogic
4 16 (9.25%) Tomcat
5 9 (5.20%) SharePoint
5 9 (5.20%) MS Exchange
6 8 (4.62%) Node.js
7 7 (4.05%) JBoss
7 7 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (3.47%) IIS
8 6 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (2.31%) nginx
10 4 (2.31%) Confluence
11 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.16%) SAS
12 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 32 (18.50%) Amazon EC2
2 30 (17.34%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.78%) Amazon S3
4 5 (2.89%) IaaS
4 5 (2.89%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.16%) GitHub
5 2 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.16%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.16%) SaaS
5 2 (1.16%) PaaS
6 1 (0.58%) Office 365
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (19.08%) DNS
2 27 (15.61%) Firewall
3 22 (12.72%) Internet
4 16 (9.25%) iSCSI
4 16 (9.25%) VPN
5 14 (8.09%) SAN
5 14 (8.09%) TCP/IP
6 13 (7.51%) SNMP
6 13 (7.51%) DHCP
6 13 (7.51%) VLAN
7 12 (6.94%) FCoE
8 10 (5.78%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (5.20%) Multicast
10 7 (4.05%) NetScaler
11 6 (3.47%) NAS
11 6 (3.47%) LDAP
11 6 (3.47%) SSL
12 5 (2.89%) BIG-IP
13 4 (2.31%) VoIP
14 3 (1.73%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (19.65%) NoSQL
2 32 (18.50%) MongoDB
3 25 (14.45%) Apache Cassandra
4 20 (11.56%) Oracle Exadata
5 17 (9.83%) SQL Server
6 9 (5.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (4.05%) Redis
9 5 (2.89%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (2.31%) MySQL
11 2 (1.16%) Big Data
12 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 43 (24.86%) Jenkins
2 34 (19.65%) Git (software)
3 32 (18.50%) Maven
4 14 (8.09%) RSpec
5 11 (6.36%) JIRA
5 11 (6.36%) Subversion
6 6 (3.47%) Selenium
7 5 (2.89%) JMeter
7 5 (2.89%) Gerrit
7 5 (2.89%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.73%) Gradle
8 3 (1.73%) Mockito
8 3 (1.73%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.73%) Grunt
8 3 (1.73%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.16%) JUnit
9 2 (1.16%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.16%) MSI
10 1 (0.58%) Ant
10 1 (0.58%) PhantomJS
General
1 16 (9.25%) Finance
2 8 (4.62%) Financial Institution
3 7 (4.05%) Publishing
4 6 (3.47%) Games
5 5 (2.89%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.58%) Advertising
6 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (27.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 30 (17.34%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 29 (16.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 27 (15.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 20 (11.56%) Cloud Engineer
6 13 (7.51%) Architect
7 11 (6.36%) Consultant
8 10 (5.78%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 10 (5.78%) Wintel Engineer
9 9 (5.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.05%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (4.05%) Developer
11 6 (3.47%) Administrator
12 5 (2.89%) VMware Consultant
12 5 (2.89%) VMware Engineer
13 4 (2.31%) Virtualisation Architect
13 4 (2.31%) Storage Engineer
13 4 (2.31%) Senior Storage Engineer
13 4 (2.31%) Cloud Architect
13 4 (2.31%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.14%) Middleware
2 20 (11.56%) WebSphere MQ
3 19 (10.98%) Web Services
4 10 (5.78%) .NET
5 8 (4.62%) SOAP
5 8 (4.62%) REST
6 7 (4.05%) JSON
6 7 (4.05%) RESTful
7 6 (3.47%) jQuery
8 5 (2.89%) Ajax
8 5 (2.89%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (2.89%) LAMP
8 5 (2.89%) CSS
9 4 (2.31%) J2EE
10 3 (1.73%) Hibernate
10 3 (1.73%) Spring
10 3 (1.73%) JTS
10 3 (1.73%) PostGIS
10 3 (1.73%) Spring MVC
10 3 (1.73%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 39 (22.54%) Open Source
2 29 (16.76%) Clustering
3 19 (10.98%) Computer Science
4 11 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (5.78%) Client/Server
5 10 (5.78%) Replication
6 8 (4.62%) Hedge funds
7 6 (3.47%) Online Games
8 5 (2.89%) Blackberry
9 4 (2.31%) CLARiiON
9 4 (2.31%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.31%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.73%) Linked Data
10 3 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.16%) PKI
12 1 (0.58%) Spread Betting
12 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.58%) Freedom of Information Act
12 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.58%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 96 (55.49%) Linux
2 69 (39.88%) Windows
3 50 (28.90%) CentOS
4 41 (23.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (14.45%) UNIX
6 24 (13.87%) Ubuntu
7 20 (11.56%) SELinux
8 17 (9.83%) Oracle Linux
8 17 (9.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (9.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (5.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (2.89%) Windows 2000
12 4 (2.31%) Solaris
13 3 (1.73%) HPUX
13 3 (1.73%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.58%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (47.98%) DevOps
2 58 (33.53%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (20.81%) Kanban
4 32 (18.50%) Load Balancing
5 31 (17.92%) Service Delivery
6 29 (16.76%) Scrum
7 27 (15.61%) ITIL
8 26 (15.03%) SOA
9 19 (10.98%) High Availability
10 14 (8.09%) Configuration Management
11 11 (6.36%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (5.78%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (5.78%) ITSM
13 9 (5.20%) Service Management
13 9 (5.20%) Mentoring
14 8 (4.62%) Capacity Planning
15 7 (4.05%) TDD
15 7 (4.05%) Migration
16 6 (3.47%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 62 (35.84%) Python
2 48 (27.75%) Java
3 40 (23.12%) Ruby
4 33 (19.08%) Perl
5 29 (16.76%) PowerShell
6 28 (16.18%) Bash Shell
7 21 (12.14%) JavaScript
8 12 (6.94%) PHP
9 9 (5.20%) SQL
9 9 (5.20%) VB
9 9 (5.20%) VBA
10 6 (3.47%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.16%) Clojure
11 2 (1.16%) Golang
11 2 (1.16%) XPath
11 2 (1.16%) Haskell
11 2 (1.16%) Erlang
11 2 (1.16%) C#
12 1 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (11.56%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 10 (5.78%) VCAP
4 8 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.62%) CCNA
5 7 (4.05%) MCSE
5 7 (4.05%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.47%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.89%) BC Cleared
8 4 (2.31%) Degree
8 4 (2.31%) VCDX
9 3 (1.73%) RHCE
10 2 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 1 (0.58%) VCP5
11 1 (0.58%) MCTS
11 1 (0.58%) MCITP
11 1 (0.58%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.83%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 87 (50.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (44.51%) vSphere
3 51 (29.48%) Active Directory
4 27 (15.61%) VMware ESX
5 20 (11.56%) Oracle RAC
6 13 (7.51%) NFS
7 9 (5.20%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (3.47%) XenApp
9 5 (2.89%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.89%) VirtualBox
10 4 (2.31%) Hyper-V
11 3 (1.73%) Postfix
11 3 (1.73%) Docker
12 2 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.16%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.58%) Firmware
13 1 (0.58%) Xen
13 1 (0.58%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 89 (51.45%) Puppet
2 39 (22.54%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (21.97%) ZABBIX
4 26 (15.03%) Kibana
5 23 (13.29%) Nagios
6 21 (12.14%) Zenoss
7 20 (11.56%) SCCM
7 20 (11.56%) Graylog2
8 14 (8.09%) Vagrant
9 13 (7.51%) SCOM
10 11 (6.36%) EMC NetWorker
11 10 (5.78%) NetBackup
11 10 (5.78%) Ansible
12 7 (4.05%) Backup Exec
13 5 (2.89%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (2.89%) Salt
14 4 (2.31%) logstash
14 4 (2.31%) EMC Navisphere
14 4 (2.31%) McAfee ePO
14 4 (2.31%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 122 (70.52%) VMware
2 53 (30.64%) Red Hat
3 36 (20.81%) EMC
4 33 (19.08%) IBM
5 31 (17.92%) Microsoft
5 31 (17.92%) F5
6 30 (17.34%) Cisco
7 29 (16.76%) Perforce
8 27 (15.61%) Oracle
9 26 (15.03%) HP
10 24 (13.87%) Sophos
11 20 (11.56%) Splunk
12 18 (10.40%) Citrix
13 16 (9.25%) NetApp
14 12 (6.94%) Websense
14 12 (6.94%) Symantec
15 9 (5.20%) New Relic
16 7 (4.05%) AppDynamics
17 6 (3.47%) Dell
18 5 (2.89%) Veritas
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