The table below looks at the statistics for vCloud skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vCloud over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vCloud
Rank 351 376 356
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -20
Contract jobs citing vCloud 57 30 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.25% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 2.93% 1.60% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 15 17
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £323 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £280
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
vCloud
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1944 1874 1770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.69% 8.03% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1311 1160 1077
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 147 151
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.32 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
- +3.93%

vCloud
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vCloud across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vCloud Jobs Demand Trend in London

vCloud
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vCloud across the London region.

vCloud Daily Rate Trend in London

vCloud
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vCloud across the London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

vCloud Daily Rate Histogram in London

vCloud
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vCloud within the London region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
City of London -8 7 £450 +12.50% 2
Croydon - 3 £425 -
vCloud
England

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 93 (73.81%) VMware
2 68 (53.97%) vSphere
3 65 (51.59%) Windows
4 64 (50.79%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (50.79%) Puppet
5 61 (48.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 59 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (42.06%) DevOps
8 52 (41.27%) Opscode Chef
9 51 (40.48%) Linux
10 50 (39.68%) Python
11 48 (38.10%) OpenStack
12 44 (34.92%) Windows Server 2008
12 44 (34.92%) Git (software)
13 43 (34.13%) ZABBIX
13 43 (34.13%) Ruby
14 41 (32.54%) Java
15 38 (30.16%) Perl
16 36 (28.57%) PHP
17 35 (27.78%) Jenkins
18 33 (26.19%) Active Directory
19 32 (25.40%) CentOS
20 31 (24.60%) Perforce
20 31 (24.60%) Hybrid Cloud
21 30 (23.81%) Configuration Management
22 29 (23.02%) SAN
23 28 (22.22%) Apache
23 28 (22.22%) MongoDB
23 28 (22.22%) NoSQL
24 27 (21.43%) Kibana

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 48 (38.10%) OpenStack
2 28 (22.22%) Apache
3 18 (14.29%) IIS
4 15 (11.90%) Tomcat
5 13 (10.32%) nginx
6 11 (8.73%) Mule ESB
7 10 (7.94%) JBoss
8 9 (7.14%) SharePoint
9 7 (5.56%) WebSphere
9 7 (5.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (4.76%) Node.js
11 5 (3.97%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (3.97%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (3.17%) Confluence
13 2 (1.59%) Jetty
13 2 (1.59%) MS Exchange
13 2 (1.59%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.79%) Alfresco
14 1 (0.79%) Mule
14 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 7 (5.56%) MS Visio
1 7 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.79%) MS Project
2 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 64 (50.79%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (11.90%) Google Cloud Platform
3 11 (8.73%) IaaS
4 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.97%) PaaS
5 3 (2.38%) Google App Engine
5 3 (2.38%) SaaS
5 3 (2.38%) Heroku
5 3 (2.38%) GitHub
6 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (23.02%) SAN
2 21 (16.67%) Firewall
2 21 (16.67%) VPN
3 13 (10.32%) Internet
3 13 (10.32%) LAN
3 13 (10.32%) WAN
4 12 (9.52%) DNS
5 11 (8.73%) Reverse Proxy
6 10 (7.94%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (7.14%) NetScaler
7 9 (7.14%) DMZ
7 9 (7.14%) DHCP
8 8 (6.35%) NAS
9 7 (5.56%) SNMP
9 7 (5.56%) SMTP
9 7 (5.56%) SSL
9 7 (5.56%) MPLS
9 7 (5.56%) VLAN
10 6 (4.76%) Software-Defined Networking
10 6 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.22%) MongoDB
1 28 (22.22%) NoSQL
2 26 (20.63%) SQL Server
3 19 (15.08%) MySQL
4 18 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (12.70%) Apache Cassandra
6 14 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (11.11%) Redis
7 10 (7.94%) Big Data
8 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (2.38%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.38%) RethinkDB
10 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.59%) Riak
10 2 (1.59%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 44 (34.92%) Git (software)
2 35 (27.78%) Jenkins
3 22 (17.46%) Subversion
4 15 (11.90%) Maven
5 14 (11.11%) Gerrit
6 12 (9.52%) Artifactory
6 12 (9.52%) SonarQube
7 9 (7.14%) Mercurial
8 4 (3.17%) Gradle
8 4 (3.17%) Selenium
8 4 (3.17%) JIRA
8 4 (3.17%) Ant
8 4 (3.17%) JMeter
9 2 (1.59%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.59%) PhantomJS
9 2 (1.59%) Hudson
9 2 (1.59%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.59%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.59%) MSI
General
1 11 (8.73%) Finance
2 7 (5.56%) Publishing
3 2 (1.59%) Retail
3 2 (1.59%) Marketing
3 2 (1.59%) Games
4 1 (0.79%) Advertising
4 1 (0.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (27.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (17.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (15.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 10 (7.94%) Cloud Engineer
4 10 (7.94%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 9 (7.14%) Architect
6 7 (5.56%) Consultant
6 7 (5.56%) Administrator
6 7 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (3.97%) Storage Administrator
9 4 (3.17%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Technical Architect
10 3 (2.38%) Network Engineer
10 3 (2.38%) Windows Engineer
10 3 (2.38%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (2.38%) Senior Architect
10 3 (2.38%) VMware Consultant
10 3 (2.38%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (19.84%) Web Services
2 23 (18.25%) .NET
3 13 (10.32%) RabbitMQ
3 13 (10.32%) LAMP
4 11 (8.73%) J2EE
5 5 (3.97%) SOAP
6 4 (3.17%) REST
6 4 (3.17%) jQuery
7 3 (2.38%) CSS
7 3 (2.38%) Java EE
7 3 (2.38%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (2.38%) ZeroMQ
7 3 (2.38%) React
8 2 (1.59%) Play Framework
8 2 (1.59%) CSS3
8 2 (1.59%) Django
8 2 (1.59%) JSON
8 2 (1.59%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.59%) Ajax
8 2 (1.59%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 31 (24.60%) Hybrid Cloud
2 19 (15.08%) Open Source
3 15 (11.90%) Private Cloud
4 11 (8.73%) Replication
5 10 (7.94%) Spread Betting
5 10 (7.94%) PKI
6 7 (5.56%) Client/Server
6 7 (5.56%) Public Cloud
6 7 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.97%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.59%) Online Games
9 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.79%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.79%) Clustering
10 1 (0.79%) FMCG
10 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.79%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.79%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 65 (51.59%) Windows
2 51 (40.48%) Linux
3 44 (34.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (25.40%) CentOS
5 19 (15.08%) Ubuntu
6 15 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.76%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.38%) Debian
11 2 (1.59%) CoreOS
11 2 (1.59%) UNIX
11 2 (1.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (46.83%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (42.06%) DevOps
3 30 (23.81%) Configuration Management
4 25 (19.84%) Load Balancing
5 24 (19.05%) Scrum
6 23 (18.25%) Kanban
7 22 (17.46%) ITIL
7 22 (17.46%) Service Delivery
7 22 (17.46%) Continuous Delivery
8 17 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (10.32%) SOA
10 12 (9.52%) OWASP
11 10 (7.94%) Validation
12 7 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (5.56%) Process Management
12 7 (5.56%) Data Architecture
12 7 (5.56%) TDD
12 7 (5.56%) BDD
12 7 (5.56%) E-Discovery
12 7 (5.56%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 50 (39.68%) Python
2 43 (34.13%) Ruby
3 41 (32.54%) Java
4 38 (30.16%) Perl
5 36 (28.57%) PHP
6 16 (12.70%) Bash Shell
7 11 (8.73%) SQL
8 10 (7.94%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.17%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.38%) Haskell
10 3 (2.38%) Erlang
10 3 (2.38%) Clojure
10 3 (2.38%) Go
Qualifications
1 15 (11.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 13 (10.32%) VCAP
3 10 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (5.56%) CCNP
5 7 (5.56%) VCDX
6 6 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 4 (3.17%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.17%) CCNA
8 3 (2.38%) CCSA
9 2 (1.59%) Degree
9 2 (1.59%) MCSE
9 2 (1.59%) MCSA
9 2 (1.59%) CCA
10 1 (0.79%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.52%) SLA
2 9 (7.14%) QA
3 6 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (53.97%) vSphere
2 61 (48.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (26.19%) Active Directory
4 12 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 12 (9.52%) Docker
5 9 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (5.56%) XenApp
6 7 (5.56%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.17%) XenServer
7 4 (3.17%) Terminal Services
8 3 (2.38%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.59%) NFS
10 1 (0.79%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 64 (50.79%) Puppet
2 52 (41.27%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (34.13%) ZABBIX
4 27 (21.43%) Kibana
5 21 (16.67%) Ansible
6 15 (11.90%) Salt
7 11 (8.73%) logstash
7 11 (8.73%) Nagios
8 10 (7.94%) SCCM
8 10 (7.94%) HAProxy
9 9 (7.14%) Graylog
9 9 (7.14%) Graphite
9 9 (7.14%) Zenoss
10 6 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
10 6 (4.76%) SCOM
10 6 (4.76%) Legato
11 4 (3.17%) SCOrch
12 2 (1.59%) Vagrant
12 2 (1.59%) Cacti
13 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 93 (73.81%) VMware
2 31 (24.60%) Perforce
3 23 (18.25%) Red Hat
4 21 (16.67%) New Relic
5 20 (15.87%) NetApp
5 20 (15.87%) Cisco
5 20 (15.87%) Citrix
6 19 (15.08%) Microsoft
7 18 (14.29%) Brocade
7 18 (14.29%) F5
8 15 (11.90%) Google
9 14 (11.11%) HP
9 14 (11.11%) AppDynamics
10 12 (9.52%) Sophos
11 11 (8.73%) CheckPoint
12 10 (7.94%) Dell
13 9 (7.14%) Splunk
14 8 (6.35%) CommVault
14 8 (6.35%) EMC
15 7 (5.56%) IBM