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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vCloud
Rank 472 518 489
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -29
Contract jobs citing vCloud 100 45 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.095% 0.062%
As % of the System Software category 2.12% 1.03% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 22 19
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£413 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +45.45%
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
4717 4387 3990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.70% 9.28% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2607 2223 1950
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £175 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 540 625
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%

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 March 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 March 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
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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 +36 58 £450 +11.52% 11
South East -21 18 £400 +6.66% 3
Yorkshire - 12 £285 - 1
West Midlands - 5 £400 - 3
East of England - 4 £275 - 2
North West - - - - 2
South West - - - -
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UK

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 132 (70.59%) VMware
2 93 (49.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (48.66%) vSphere
4 86 (45.99%) Windows
5 76 (40.64%) Puppet
6 71 (37.97%) Linux
7 57 (30.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (28.88%) Python
8 54 (28.88%) Agile Software Development
9 53 (28.34%) OpenStack
9 53 (28.34%) Opscode Chef
9 53 (28.34%) DevOps
10 49 (26.20%) Cisco
11 44 (23.53%) ZABBIX
12 43 (22.99%) Git (software)
12 43 (22.99%) Ruby
13 42 (22.46%) Java
14 39 (20.86%) Perl
15 38 (20.32%) Active Directory
15 38 (20.32%) CentOS
16 37 (19.79%) Red Hat
17 36 (19.25%) Jenkins
18 33 (17.65%) VPN
19 32 (17.11%) Perforce
20 31 (16.58%) Configuration Management
20 31 (16.58%) NoSQL
21 29 (15.51%) Cisco Certification
21 29 (15.51%) NetApp
21 29 (15.51%) DNS
21 29 (15.51%) PHP

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 53 (28.34%) OpenStack
2 28 (14.97%) Apache
3 16 (8.56%) Tomcat
3 16 (8.56%) IIS
4 11 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 10 (5.35%) JBoss
6 9 (4.81%) WebLogic
7 8 (4.28%) WebSphere
7 8 (4.28%) nginx
8 7 (3.74%) Node.js
9 6 (3.21%) Confluence
9 6 (3.21%) MS Exchange
10 5 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.60%) GlassFish
11 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (1.07%) SAS
12 2 (1.07%) Jetty
12 2 (1.07%) Alfresco
12 2 (1.07%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (2.14%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.60%) MS Office
3 2 (1.07%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.56%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (8.56%) IaaS
2 9 (4.81%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.60%) Google App Engine
5 3 (1.60%) PaaS
5 3 (1.60%) Heroku
5 3 (1.60%) IBM SmartCloud
5 3 (1.60%) GitHub
6 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.53%) Office 365
6 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (17.65%) VPN
2 29 (15.51%) DNS
3 28 (14.97%) SAN
4 26 (13.90%) TCP/IP
5 21 (11.23%) DHCP
6 20 (10.70%) LAN
6 20 (10.70%) WAN
7 18 (9.63%) Firewall
8 14 (7.49%) MPLS
9 13 (6.95%) OSPF
9 13 (6.95%) BGP
9 13 (6.95%) IPv4
9 13 (6.95%) IPv6
9 13 (6.95%) Internet
10 11 (5.88%) NAS
11 9 (4.81%) Reverse Proxy
12 7 (3.74%) iSCSI
12 7 (3.74%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (3.74%) NetScaler
12 7 (3.74%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.58%) NoSQL
2 29 (15.51%) SQL Server
3 28 (14.97%) MongoDB
4 20 (10.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 19 (10.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (8.02%) MySQL
7 11 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (5.35%) Redis
9 5 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (2.14%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (2.14%) Big Data
11 3 (1.60%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.60%) RethinkDB
11 3 (1.60%) Hadoop
12 2 (1.07%) CouchDB
12 2 (1.07%) Riak
12 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 43 (22.99%) Git (software)
2 36 (19.25%) Jenkins
3 22 (11.76%) Maven
4 20 (10.70%) Subversion
5 11 (5.88%) Gerrit
6 10 (5.35%) Artifactory
6 10 (5.35%) SonarQube
7 7 (3.74%) JIRA
8 6 (3.21%) TeamCity
9 5 (2.67%) Gradle
9 5 (2.67%) Mercurial
9 5 (2.67%) Selenium
9 5 (2.67%) JMeter
10 3 (1.60%) Ant
10 3 (1.60%) MSI
11 2 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.07%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (1.07%) Hudson
11 2 (1.07%) Zephyr
12 1 (0.53%) PhantomJS
General
1 9 (4.81%) Publishing
2 8 (4.28%) Finance
3 5 (2.67%) Games
4 2 (1.07%) Retail
4 2 (1.07%) Marketing
5 1 (0.53%) Banking
5 1 (0.53%) Automotive
5 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (19.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (14.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (12.30%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 21 (11.23%) Consultant
5 20 (10.70%) Network Engineer
6 16 (8.56%) Cloud Engineer
7 13 (6.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 13 (6.95%) Administrator
8 11 (5.88%) VMware Consultant
9 9 (4.81%) Architect
10 7 (3.74%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (3.21%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 5 (2.67%) Storage Administrator
12 5 (2.67%) Developer
13 4 (2.14%) Analyst
13 4 (2.14%) Project Manager
13 4 (2.14%) Senior Consultant
13 4 (2.14%) Support Engineer
13 4 (2.14%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.23%) .NET
2 14 (7.49%) Web Services
3 9 (4.81%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (4.28%) REST
4 8 (4.28%) J2EE
4 8 (4.28%) SOAP
4 8 (4.28%) LAMP
5 6 (3.21%) RESTful
6 5 (2.67%) jQuery
6 5 (2.67%) CSS
7 4 (2.14%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (2.14%) Middleware
8 3 (1.60%) HTML
8 3 (1.60%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (1.60%) Ajax
8 3 (1.60%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (1.60%) JSON
8 3 (1.60%) Django
8 3 (1.60%) HTML5
8 3 (1.60%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.23%) Open Source
2 17 (9.09%) Replication
3 10 (5.35%) Spread Betting
4 8 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.74%) FlexPod
5 7 (3.74%) Clustering
5 7 (3.74%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.67%) Online Games
7 4 (2.14%) PKI
8 3 (1.60%) HP Superdome
8 3 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.60%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.07%) CMDB
10 1 (0.53%) FMCG
10 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.53%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.53%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 86 (45.99%) Windows
2 71 (37.97%) Linux
3 57 (30.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (20.32%) CentOS
5 28 (14.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (10.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (9.09%) Ubuntu
8 14 (7.49%) UNIX
9 9 (4.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (3.74%) Windows 7
11 4 (2.14%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (2.14%) HPUX
12 3 (1.60%) Debian
13 2 (1.07%) Solaris
13 2 (1.07%) VMS
13 2 (1.07%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (28.88%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (28.34%) DevOps
3 31 (16.58%) Configuration Management
4 29 (15.51%) Load Balancing
5 27 (14.44%) ITIL
5 27 (14.44%) Service Delivery
5 27 (14.44%) Kanban
6 21 (11.23%) Scrum
7 18 (9.63%) SOA
8 16 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (7.49%) Validation
10 10 (5.35%) Network Design
10 10 (5.35%) OWASP
11 8 (4.28%) BDD
11 8 (4.28%) TDD
11 8 (4.28%) Network Load Balancing
11 8 (4.28%) Service Management
12 7 (3.74%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (3.21%) Mentoring
13 6 (3.21%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 54 (28.88%) Python
2 43 (22.99%) Ruby
3 42 (22.46%) Java
4 39 (20.86%) Perl
5 29 (15.51%) PHP
6 22 (11.76%) Bash Shell
7 19 (10.16%) PowerShell
8 8 (4.28%) SQL
9 5 (2.67%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.60%) Korn
10 3 (1.60%) Haskell
10 3 (1.60%) Erlang
10 3 (1.60%) Clojure
10 3 (1.60%) Golang
11 2 (1.07%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.53%) Scala
12 1 (0.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (15.51%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (13.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 21 (11.23%) Security Cleared
4 19 (10.16%) CCNP
5 16 (8.56%) VCAP
6 13 (6.95%) CCIP
6 13 (6.95%) CCNA
7 11 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (5.35%) SC Cleared
9 9 (4.81%) MCSE
10 7 (3.74%) DV Cleared
10 7 (3.74%) VCDX
11 3 (1.60%) CCSA
11 3 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.07%) MCSA
12 2 (1.07%) CCA
12 2 (1.07%) Degree
12 2 (1.07%) VCP5
13 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certified Master
13 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.49%) SLA
2 7 (3.74%) QA
System Software
1 93 (49.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 91 (48.66%) vSphere
3 38 (20.32%) Active Directory
4 24 (12.83%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (5.35%) Hyper-V
6 9 (4.81%) XenApp
6 9 (4.81%) XenDesktop
7 7 (3.74%) Docker
8 6 (3.21%) VMware ESX
8 6 (3.21%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (2.67%) NFS
9 5 (2.67%) Terminal Services
10 4 (2.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.53%) OCFS2
11 1 (0.53%) XenServer
11 1 (0.53%) Firmware
11 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.53%) Xen
11 1 (0.53%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 76 (40.64%) Puppet
2 53 (28.34%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (23.53%) ZABBIX
4 26 (13.90%) Kibana
5 18 (9.63%) Ansible
6 16 (8.56%) Nagios
7 13 (6.95%) SCCM
8 12 (6.42%) Zenoss
8 12 (6.42%) Graylog
8 12 (6.42%) Graphite
8 12 (6.42%) Salt
9 11 (5.88%) SCOM
10 9 (4.81%) logstash
11 6 (3.21%) Legato
11 6 (3.21%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (3.21%) HAProxy
12 4 (2.14%) SCOrch
12 4 (2.14%) SELinux
12 4 (2.14%) vMotion
13 3 (1.60%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 132 (70.59%) VMware
2 49 (26.20%) Cisco
3 37 (19.79%) Red Hat
4 32 (17.11%) Perforce
5 29 (15.51%) NetApp
6 24 (12.83%) Microsoft
7 20 (10.70%) HP
8 19 (10.16%) Citrix
8 19 (10.16%) New Relic
9 15 (8.02%) Oracle
10 14 (7.49%) AppDynamics
11 13 (6.95%) EMC
11 13 (6.95%) Brocade
12 12 (6.42%) Sophos
12 12 (6.42%) Splunk
13 11 (5.88%) F5
14 10 (5.35%) Juniper
15 9 (4.81%) BMC
15 9 (4.81%) Veeam
15 9 (4.81%) Google
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