The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the England region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vCloud
Rank 474 528 552
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +24
Contract jobs citing vCloud 83 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.047% 0.042%
As % of the System Software category 1.73% 0.47% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 15 13
Average daily rate
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£419 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.84% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £300 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £363 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.79% -19.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4801 4636 4445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.72% 9.95% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2668 2374 2154
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 605 618
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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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 28 July 2014.

vCloud Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 July 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 +61 66 £445 -19.09% 5
South East -14 13 £358 -1.37% 4
East of England - 2 £425 - 3
South West -30 1 £388 -13.88% 2
North West - 1 £425 - 2
East Midlands - 1 £338 - 1
North East - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
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vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 111 (79.86%) VMware
2 79 (56.83%) Linux
3 74 (53.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 62 (44.60%) Puppet
4 62 (44.60%) DevOps
5 57 (41.01%) Windows
6 56 (40.29%) vSphere
7 44 (31.65%) Python
8 38 (27.34%) PowerShell
9 35 (25.18%) Opscode Chef
10 33 (23.74%) UNIX
10 33 (23.74%) Java
10 33 (23.74%) Oracle
11 31 (22.30%) F5
12 30 (21.58%) Active Directory
12 30 (21.58%) Amazon EC2
13 29 (20.86%) HP
13 29 (20.86%) Jenkins
14 26 (18.71%) IBM
14 26 (18.71%) Microsoft
14 26 (18.71%) Finance
14 26 (18.71%) Maven
15 25 (17.99%) Bash Shell
16 24 (17.27%) OpenStack
16 24 (17.27%) Ruby
16 24 (17.27%) EMC
17 23 (16.55%) DNS
17 23 (16.55%) SOA
17 23 (16.55%) Windows Server 2008
18 22 (15.83%) Amazon AWS

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 24 (17.27%) OpenStack
2 22 (15.83%) WebLogic
3 21 (15.11%) WebSphere
4 16 (11.51%) Tomcat
5 14 (10.07%) Apache
6 9 (6.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (3.60%) Node.js
7 5 (3.60%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.16%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.44%) Confluence
10 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.72%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.72%) IIS
10 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 30 (21.58%) Amazon EC2
2 22 (15.83%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (11.51%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (6.47%) Amazon S3
5 6 (4.32%) IaaS
6 2 (1.44%) Heroku
6 2 (1.44%) GitHub
6 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.72%) PaaS
7 1 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 23 (16.55%) DNS
2 19 (13.67%) SAN
3 17 (12.23%) TCP/IP
3 17 (12.23%) Firewall
4 15 (10.79%) FCoE
5 14 (10.07%) iSCSI
6 13 (9.35%) Fibre Channel
6 13 (9.35%) SNMP
7 12 (8.63%) VLAN
8 11 (7.91%) Internet
9 10 (7.19%) VPN
9 10 (7.19%) Multicast
10 9 (6.47%) NAS
11 7 (5.04%) DHCP
12 6 (4.32%) HTTP
13 4 (2.88%) SSL
14 3 (2.16%) Cisco Nexus
15 2 (1.44%) MPLS
15 2 (1.44%) OSPF
15 2 (1.44%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.79%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.35%) MongoDB
2 13 (9.35%) NoSQL
3 11 (7.91%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (7.91%) MySQL
4 10 (7.19%) Oracle Exadata
4 10 (7.19%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (3.60%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.88%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 29 (20.86%) Jenkins
2 26 (18.71%) Maven
3 19 (13.67%) Git (software)
4 18 (12.95%) JIRA
5 11 (7.91%) Ant
5 11 (7.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (7.91%) Mercurial
5 11 (7.91%) Subversion
5 11 (7.91%) AnthillPro
5 11 (7.91%) TeamCity
5 11 (7.91%) Gerrit
6 9 (6.47%) RSpec
7 3 (2.16%) Mockito
7 3 (2.16%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.16%) Selenium
7 3 (2.16%) Grunt
8 2 (1.44%) JUnit
9 1 (0.72%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (0.72%) FishEye
General
1 26 (18.71%) Finance
2 9 (6.47%) Financial Institution
3 8 (5.76%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.32%) Games
5 5 (3.60%) Publishing
6 1 (0.72%) Billing
6 1 (0.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (18.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (13.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (8.63%) Consultant
3 12 (8.63%) Cloud Engineer
4 9 (6.47%) VMware Engineer
4 9 (6.47%) Deployment Manager
5 8 (5.76%) Wintel Engineer
5 8 (5.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 7 (5.04%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (5.04%) Architect
6 7 (5.04%) Developer
7 5 (3.60%) VMware Specialist
7 5 (3.60%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 4 (2.88%) VMware Consultant
9 3 (2.16%) Administrator
9 3 (2.16%) Cloud Software Engineer
9 3 (2.16%) Analyst
9 3 (2.16%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.16%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (2.16%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.07%) Web Services
2 13 (9.35%) Middleware
3 11 (7.91%) J2EE
4 10 (7.19%) WebSphere MQ
5 9 (6.47%) .NET
6 5 (3.60%) JSON
7 3 (2.16%) Spring MVC
7 3 (2.16%) jQuery
7 3 (2.16%) JPA
7 3 (2.16%) LAMP
7 3 (2.16%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.16%) Spring
7 3 (2.16%) Ajax
7 3 (2.16%) CSS
7 3 (2.16%) JTS
7 3 (2.16%) PostGIS
7 3 (2.16%) RESTful
8 2 (1.44%) HTML5
8 2 (1.44%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.39%) Open Source
2 16 (11.51%) Clustering
3 11 (7.91%) Client/Server
4 9 (6.47%) Hedge funds
5 8 (5.76%) Computer Science
6 6 (4.32%) Online Games
7 4 (2.88%) Spread Betting
8 3 (2.16%) Linked Data
9 2 (1.44%) FlexPod
9 2 (1.44%) PKI
10 1 (0.72%) FMCG
10 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.72%) e-Health
10 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 79 (56.83%) Linux
2 57 (41.01%) Windows
3 33 (23.74%) UNIX
4 23 (16.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (15.11%) CentOS
6 13 (9.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (7.19%) SELinux
7 10 (7.19%) Ubuntu
8 9 (6.47%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.16%) SUSE
10 3 (2.16%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.16%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.44%) Fedora
12 1 (0.72%) Debian
12 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (44.60%) DevOps
2 23 (16.55%) SOA
3 19 (13.67%) ITIL
3 19 (13.67%) Scrum
4 18 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (10.07%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (9.35%) Kanban
6 13 (9.35%) Load Balancing
7 11 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (7.91%) ETL
7 11 (7.91%) ITSM
8 10 (7.19%) Service Management
9 9 (6.47%) High Availability
10 8 (5.76%) Service Delivery
11 7 (5.04%) Configuration Management
12 6 (4.32%) TDD
12 6 (4.32%) Software Engineering
12 6 (4.32%) Build Automation
13 5 (3.60%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (3.60%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 44 (31.65%) Python
2 38 (27.34%) PowerShell
3 33 (23.74%) Java
4 25 (17.99%) Bash Shell
5 24 (17.27%) Ruby
6 16 (11.51%) JavaScript
6 16 (11.51%) SQL
7 14 (10.07%) Perl
8 11 (7.91%) PL/SQL
8 11 (7.91%) VB
9 10 (7.19%) VBA
10 3 (2.16%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.16%) C
10 3 (2.16%) PHP
11 2 (1.44%) VBScript
11 2 (1.44%) AWK
11 2 (1.44%) XPath
11 2 (1.44%) sed
Qualifications
1 18 (12.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 18 (12.95%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.63%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.91%) VCAP
4 8 (5.76%) VCDX
5 6 (4.32%) MCTS
5 6 (4.32%) MCITP
5 6 (4.32%) MCSE
5 6 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.16%) BC Cleared
6 3 (2.16%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.44%) Degree
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.72%) CCNA
8 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.72%) VCP4
8 1 (0.72%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.47%) SLA
2 5 (3.60%) QA
System Software
1 74 (53.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (40.29%) vSphere
3 30 (21.58%) Active Directory
4 21 (15.11%) VMware ESX
5 13 (9.35%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (8.63%) NFS
7 9 (6.47%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.88%) XenApp
9 3 (2.16%) XenServer
9 3 (2.16%) VirtualBox
9 3 (2.16%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.44%) Xen
10 2 (1.44%) KVM
10 2 (1.44%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.72%) VMFS
11 1 (0.72%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 62 (44.60%) Puppet
2 35 (25.18%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (10.79%) SCCM
3 15 (10.79%) SCOM
4 10 (7.19%) Nagios
4 10 (7.19%) EMC NetWorker
5 9 (6.47%) Ansible
5 9 (6.47%) Vagrant
6 8 (5.76%) ZABBIX
6 8 (5.76%) Zenoss
6 8 (5.76%) Kibana
6 8 (5.76%) Graylog2
7 4 (2.88%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.88%) SCOrch
8 3 (2.16%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.44%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.44%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (1.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 111 (79.86%) VMware
2 33 (23.74%) Oracle
3 31 (22.30%) F5
4 29 (20.86%) HP
5 26 (18.71%) IBM
5 26 (18.71%) Microsoft
6 24 (17.27%) EMC
7 22 (15.83%) Red Hat
8 18 (12.95%) Cisco
9 16 (11.51%) Websense
10 14 (10.07%) Citrix
11 12 (8.63%) Sophos
12 9 (6.47%) Remedy
13 8 (5.76%) Perforce
13 8 (5.76%) Splunk
14 5 (3.60%) 3PAR
15 4 (2.88%) Rackspace
15 4 (2.88%) Symantec
16 3 (2.16%) NetApp
16 3 (2.16%) BMC
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