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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vCloud
Rank 474 532 550
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +18
Contract jobs citing vCloud 95 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.046% 0.041%
As % of the System Software category 1.90% 0.47% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 16 15
Average daily rate
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£413 £550 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £406 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 -
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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
4999 4667 4560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.83% 9.74% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2822 2429 2250
Average daily rate £325 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 559 570
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +60 72 £440 -23.47% 4
South East +16 19 £383 +5.51% 4
South West -36 2 £388 -13.88%
East of England - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £338 - 1
North West - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
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vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 113 (74.83%) VMware
2 85 (56.29%) Linux
3 76 (50.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (50.33%) Puppet
4 75 (49.67%) DevOps
5 65 (43.05%) vSphere
6 62 (41.06%) Windows
7 49 (32.45%) Python
8 45 (29.80%) Opscode Chef
9 41 (27.15%) Java
10 39 (25.83%) PowerShell
11 37 (24.50%) Active Directory
11 37 (24.50%) F5
12 35 (23.18%) Jenkins
13 33 (21.85%) Amazon EC2
14 31 (20.53%) HP
14 31 (20.53%) Windows Server 2008
14 31 (20.53%) OpenStack
15 30 (19.87%) Oracle
15 30 (19.87%) UNIX
16 29 (19.21%) IBM
16 29 (19.21%) Maven
16 29 (19.21%) Amazon AWS
17 28 (18.54%) Ruby
17 28 (18.54%) CentOS
18 27 (17.88%) Red Hat
19 26 (17.22%) SOA
19 26 (17.22%) Microsoft
19 26 (17.22%) EMC
19 26 (17.22%) Scrum

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 31 (20.53%) OpenStack
2 23 (15.23%) WebLogic
3 22 (14.57%) WebSphere
4 20 (13.25%) Apache
5 18 (11.92%) Tomcat
6 8 (5.30%) Node.js
6 8 (5.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (3.31%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.99%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.32%) IIS
9 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.32%) nginx
9 2 (1.32%) Confluence
9 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.32%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.66%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 6 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 33 (21.85%) Amazon EC2
2 29 (19.21%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (8.61%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (6.62%) Amazon S3
5 6 (3.97%) IaaS
6 4 (2.65%) GitHub
7 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.32%) Google App Engine
7 2 (1.32%) Heroku
8 1 (0.66%) PaaS
8 1 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 25 (16.56%) DNS
2 19 (12.58%) Firewall
3 16 (10.60%) SAN
3 16 (10.60%) Internet
4 15 (9.93%) TCP/IP
5 14 (9.27%) SNMP
5 14 (9.27%) FCoE
6 11 (7.28%) Fibre Channel
6 11 (7.28%) iSCSI
6 11 (7.28%) VLAN
6 11 (7.28%) VPN
7 10 (6.62%) Multicast
8 8 (5.30%) NAS
8 8 (5.30%) DHCP
9 6 (3.97%) HTTP
10 5 (3.31%) SSL
11 3 (1.99%) DMZ
12 2 (1.32%) LDAP
13 1 (0.66%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.66%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.25%) NoSQL
1 20 (13.25%) MongoDB
2 18 (11.92%) SQL Server
3 15 (9.93%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (7.95%) Oracle Exadata
4 12 (7.95%) MySQL
5 10 (6.62%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.65%) Redis
8 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.99%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.66%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 35 (23.18%) Jenkins
2 29 (19.21%) Maven
3 25 (16.56%) Git (software)
4 18 (11.92%) JIRA
5 14 (9.27%) Subversion
6 12 (7.95%) Gerrit
6 12 (7.95%) Mercurial
7 11 (7.28%) RSpec
7 11 (7.28%) Ant
8 10 (6.62%) AnthillPro
8 10 (6.62%) TeamCity
8 10 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.65%) Selenium
10 3 (1.99%) Mockito
10 3 (1.99%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.99%) Grunt
11 2 (1.32%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.32%) JUnit
11 2 (1.32%) JMeter
12 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
General
1 24 (15.89%) Finance
2 9 (5.96%) Financial Institution
2 9 (5.96%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.30%) Publishing
4 6 (3.97%) Games
5 1 (0.66%) Billing
5 1 (0.66%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 35 (23.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (15.23%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 22 (14.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (9.93%) Cloud Engineer
5 13 (8.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 12 (7.95%) Wintel Engineer
7 11 (7.28%) Consultant
8 10 (6.62%) VMware Engineer
9 9 (5.96%) Developer
10 8 (5.30%) Deployment Manager
11 7 (4.64%) Architect
12 5 (3.31%) Linux Engineer
13 4 (2.65%) VMware Consultant
13 4 (2.65%) VMware Specialist
13 4 (2.65%) Virtualisation Engineer
13 4 (2.65%) Senior Cloud Engineer
14 3 (1.99%) Cloud Software Engineer
14 3 (1.99%) JavaScript Developer
14 3 (1.99%) Configuration Manager
14 3 (1.99%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.58%) Web Services
2 15 (9.93%) Middleware
3 12 (7.95%) WebSphere MQ
4 11 (7.28%) .NET
4 11 (7.28%) J2EE
5 6 (3.97%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (3.31%) RESTful
6 5 (3.31%) JSON
6 5 (3.31%) LAMP
7 4 (2.65%) SOAP
7 4 (2.65%) jQuery
8 3 (1.99%) JPA
8 3 (1.99%) Spring MVC
8 3 (1.99%) PostGIS
8 3 (1.99%) CSS
8 3 (1.99%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.99%) Spring
8 3 (1.99%) Ajax
8 3 (1.99%) JTS
9 2 (1.32%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.56%) Open Source
2 19 (12.58%) Clustering
3 12 (7.95%) Computer Science
4 11 (7.28%) Client/Server
5 9 (5.96%) Hedge funds
6 6 (3.97%) Online Games
7 4 (2.65%) Spread Betting
8 3 (1.99%) Linked Data
8 3 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.32%) PKI
9 2 (1.32%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.66%) e-Health
10 1 (0.66%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 85 (56.29%) Linux
2 62 (41.06%) Windows
3 31 (20.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (19.87%) UNIX
5 28 (18.54%) CentOS
6 15 (9.93%) Ubuntu
7 13 (8.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (7.95%) SELinux
9 9 (5.96%) Oracle Linux
9 9 (5.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.65%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.99%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.66%) SUSE
13 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (49.67%) DevOps
2 26 (17.22%) SOA
2 26 (17.22%) Scrum
3 21 (13.91%) ITIL
4 19 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (12.58%) Kanban
5 18 (11.92%) Load Balancing
6 15 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (9.93%) Service Delivery
7 14 (9.27%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (7.28%) High Availability
8 11 (7.28%) ITSM
9 10 (6.62%) Service Management
9 10 (6.62%) ETL
9 10 (6.62%) Configuration Management
10 7 (4.64%) TDD
10 7 (4.64%) Migration
11 6 (3.97%) Software Engineering
11 6 (3.97%) Change Management
11 6 (3.97%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 49 (32.45%) Python
2 41 (27.15%) Java
3 39 (25.83%) PowerShell
4 28 (18.54%) Ruby
5 26 (17.22%) Bash Shell
6 20 (13.25%) Perl
7 19 (12.58%) JavaScript
8 16 (10.60%) SQL
9 11 (7.28%) VB
10 10 (6.62%) VBA
10 10 (6.62%) PL/SQL
11 8 (5.30%) PHP
12 3 (1.99%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.32%) XPath
13 2 (1.32%) Haskell
13 2 (1.32%) Erlang
13 2 (1.32%) VBScript
13 2 (1.32%) Clojure
13 2 (1.32%) Golang
14 1 (0.66%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (13.91%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 15 (9.93%) VCAP
4 11 (7.28%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.96%) MCSE
5 9 (5.96%) VCDX
5 9 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (3.97%) MCTS
6 6 (3.97%) MCITP
7 5 (3.31%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.65%) BC Cleared
9 2 (1.32%) Degree
10 1 (0.66%) CCNA
10 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.66%) VCP4
10 1 (0.66%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.95%) SLA
2 3 (1.99%) QA
System Software
1 76 (50.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (43.05%) vSphere
3 37 (24.50%) Active Directory
4 18 (11.92%) VMware ESX
5 13 (8.61%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (6.62%) NFS
7 7 (4.64%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.65%) VirtualBox
8 4 (2.65%) XenApp
9 2 (1.32%) Docker
10 1 (0.66%) VMFS
10 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.66%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 76 (50.33%) Puppet
2 45 (29.80%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (12.58%) SCCM
4 16 (10.60%) ZABBIX
5 15 (9.93%) SCOM
6 13 (8.61%) Nagios
6 13 (8.61%) Ansible
7 12 (7.95%) Kibana
8 11 (7.28%) Vagrant
8 11 (7.28%) Zenoss
9 10 (6.62%) EMC NetWorker
9 10 (6.62%) Graylog2
10 4 (2.65%) SCOrch
10 4 (2.65%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.99%) HP SIM
12 2 (1.32%) Backup Exec
12 2 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (1.32%) logstash
12 2 (1.32%) Salt
Vendors
1 113 (74.83%) VMware
2 37 (24.50%) F5
3 31 (20.53%) HP
4 30 (19.87%) Oracle
5 29 (19.21%) IBM
6 27 (17.88%) Red Hat
7 26 (17.22%) Microsoft
7 26 (17.22%) EMC
8 18 (11.92%) Sophos
9 17 (11.26%) Websense
10 15 (9.93%) Cisco
11 13 (8.61%) Perforce
12 11 (7.28%) Citrix
13 10 (6.62%) Splunk
14 8 (5.30%) Remedy
15 6 (3.97%) Rackspace
16 5 (3.31%) New Relic
17 4 (2.65%) Google
17 4 (2.65%) PlateSpin
17 4 (2.65%) Symantec
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