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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vCloud
Rank 349 406 411
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +5
Contract jobs citing vCloud 66 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.10% 0.049%
As % of the System Software category 2.94% 1.22% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 17 9
Average daily rate
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£450 £550 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £338 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £450 £429
% change year-on-year
-8.05% +4.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year
-60.18% -
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
2243 2129 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.18% 8.48% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1418 1310 1170
Average daily rate £388 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 150 171
Average hourly rate £17.42 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.86% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £27.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 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
City of London +21 6 £475 +18.75% 2
Surbiton - - - -
vCloud
England

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 78 (67.83%) VMware
2 66 (57.39%) DevOps
3 65 (56.52%) Linux
4 62 (53.91%) Puppet
5 54 (46.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 54 (46.96%) vSphere
6 49 (42.61%) Windows
6 49 (42.61%) Python
7 38 (33.04%) F5
8 37 (32.17%) Opscode Chef
9 34 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (28.70%) Active Directory
11 32 (27.83%) IBM
12 31 (26.96%) Java
12 31 (26.96%) PowerShell
13 29 (25.22%) OpenStack
13 29 (25.22%) Oracle
14 27 (23.48%) Ruby
14 27 (23.48%) Jenkins
14 27 (23.48%) Bash Shell
14 27 (23.48%) Git (software)
15 26 (22.61%) Windows Server 2008
16 24 (20.87%) Amazon EC2
16 24 (20.87%) Amazon AWS
16 24 (20.87%) Maven
16 24 (20.87%) WebLogic
16 24 (20.87%) SOA
17 23 (20.00%) UNIX
17 23 (20.00%) WebSphere
18 21 (18.26%) Finance

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 29 (25.22%) OpenStack
2 24 (20.87%) WebLogic
3 23 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 17 (14.78%) Apache
5 11 (9.57%) Tomcat
6 6 (5.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (4.35%) Node.js
8 3 (2.61%) MQSeries
8 3 (2.61%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.74%) nginx
10 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.87%) Apache ServiceMix
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 24 (20.87%) Amazon EC2
1 24 (20.87%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.96%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (4.35%) IaaS
4 4 (3.48%) GitHub
5 2 (1.74%) Heroku
5 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.74%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 21 (18.26%) DNS
2 16 (13.91%) Internet
3 14 (12.17%) SNMP
3 14 (12.17%) FCoE
4 13 (11.30%) TCP/IP
5 12 (10.43%) VPN
5 12 (10.43%) Firewall
6 11 (9.57%) VLAN
7 10 (8.70%) iSCSI
7 10 (8.70%) Fibre Channel
7 10 (8.70%) Multicast
8 8 (6.96%) NAS
8 8 (6.96%) SAN
9 4 (3.48%) DHCP
10 3 (2.61%) HTTP
11 2 (1.74%) LDAP
11 2 (1.74%) DMZ
12 1 (0.87%) BIG-IP
12 1 (0.87%) Reverse Proxy
12 1 (0.87%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.26%) MongoDB
1 21 (18.26%) NoSQL
2 18 (15.65%) Apache Cassandra
3 15 (13.04%) Oracle Exadata
4 14 (12.17%) SQL Server
5 10 (8.70%) MySQL
6 8 (6.96%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (4.35%) Redis
8 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.87%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 27 (23.48%) Git (software)
1 27 (23.48%) Jenkins
2 24 (20.87%) Maven
3 13 (11.30%) JIRA
4 11 (9.57%) Subversion
4 11 (9.57%) Mercurial
4 11 (9.57%) Gerrit
5 9 (7.83%) Ant
6 8 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (6.96%) AnthillPro
6 8 (6.96%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.61%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.74%) JUnit
9 1 (0.87%) JMeter
9 1 (0.87%) Selenium
9 1 (0.87%) PhantomJS
9 1 (0.87%) VisualVM
9 1 (0.87%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.87%) Gradle
General
1 21 (18.26%) Finance
2 9 (7.83%) Financial Institution
3 8 (6.96%) Publishing
4 6 (5.22%) Games
5 1 (0.87%) Billing
5 1 (0.87%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (23.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (18.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (16.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 16 (13.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 15 (13.04%) Cloud Engineer
6 13 (11.30%) Wintel Engineer
7 11 (9.57%) VMware Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Deployment Manager
8 6 (5.22%) Developer
8 6 (5.22%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.48%) Consultant
11 3 (2.61%) Architect
11 3 (2.61%) Infrastructure Architect
11 3 (2.61%) Configuration Manager
12 2 (1.74%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 2 (1.74%) Development Engineer
12 2 (1.74%) VMware Specialist
12 2 (1.74%) Node.js Developer
12 2 (1.74%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.65%) Middleware
2 15 (13.04%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (8.70%) J2EE
3 10 (8.70%) Web Services
4 9 (7.83%) .NET
5 7 (6.09%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (4.35%) LAMP
7 4 (3.48%) SOAP
8 2 (1.74%) HTML
8 2 (1.74%) XML
8 2 (1.74%) XSLT
8 2 (1.74%) JAXB
8 2 (1.74%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.74%) JSON
8 2 (1.74%) RESTful
8 2 (1.74%) HTML5
8 2 (1.74%) REST
8 2 (1.74%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.74%) ZeroMQ
9 1 (0.87%) ExpressJS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.39%) Clustering
2 17 (14.78%) Open Source
3 15 (13.04%) Computer Science
4 10 (8.70%) Client/Server
5 9 (7.83%) Hedge funds
6 6 (5.22%) Online Games
6 6 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.48%) Spread Betting
8 2 (1.74%) PKI
9 1 (0.87%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 65 (56.52%) Linux
2 49 (42.61%) Windows
3 26 (22.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (20.00%) UNIX
5 21 (18.26%) CentOS
6 17 (14.78%) Ubuntu
7 15 (13.04%) SELinux
8 12 (10.43%) Oracle Linux
9 10 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.61%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (57.39%) DevOps
2 34 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (20.87%) SOA
4 20 (17.39%) ITIL
4 20 (17.39%) Load Balancing
5 19 (16.52%) Kanban
6 16 (13.91%) Service Delivery
7 14 (12.17%) Scrum
7 14 (12.17%) High Availability
7 14 (12.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (9.57%) ITSM
8 11 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (8.70%) Service Management
10 8 (6.96%) ETL
11 6 (5.22%) Build Automation
11 6 (5.22%) Mentoring
12 5 (4.35%) Validation
13 4 (3.48%) Migration
13 4 (3.48%) Change Management
13 4 (3.48%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (42.61%) Python
2 31 (26.96%) Java
2 31 (26.96%) PowerShell
3 27 (23.48%) Bash Shell
3 27 (23.48%) Ruby
4 18 (15.65%) JavaScript
5 17 (14.78%) Perl
6 13 (11.30%) SQL
7 10 (8.70%) VB
7 10 (8.70%) VBA
8 8 (6.96%) PHP
8 8 (6.96%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.74%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.74%) XPath
9 2 (1.74%) Haskell
9 2 (1.74%) Erlang
9 2 (1.74%) Clojure
9 2 (1.74%) Golang
Qualifications
1 12 (10.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (7.83%) VCDX
2 9 (7.83%) VCAP
3 5 (4.35%) MCSE
3 5 (4.35%) MCTS
3 5 (4.35%) MCITP
3 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.87%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.87%) CCA
4 1 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.83%) SLA
2 3 (2.61%) QA
System Software
1 54 (46.96%) VMware Infrastructure
1 54 (46.96%) vSphere
2 33 (28.70%) Active Directory
3 16 (13.91%) Oracle RAC
4 15 (13.04%) VMware ESX
5 10 (8.70%) NFS
6 5 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.61%) Docker
8 2 (1.74%) XenApp
8 2 (1.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 62 (53.91%) Puppet
2 37 (32.17%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (16.52%) ZABBIX
4 18 (15.65%) SCCM
5 16 (13.91%) Nagios
6 15 (13.04%) Kibana
7 14 (12.17%) Zenoss
8 13 (11.30%) SCOM
8 13 (11.30%) Graylog2
9 10 (8.70%) EMC NetWorker
10 9 (7.83%) Ansible
11 3 (2.61%) Salt
12 2 (1.74%) SCOrch
12 2 (1.74%) logstash
13 1 (0.87%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 78 (67.83%) VMware
2 38 (33.04%) F5
3 32 (27.83%) IBM
4 29 (25.22%) Oracle
5 19 (16.52%) Microsoft
6 18 (15.65%) HP
7 17 (14.78%) EMC
7 17 (14.78%) Red Hat
7 17 (14.78%) Sophos
7 17 (14.78%) Websense
8 16 (13.91%) Perforce
9 13 (11.30%) Splunk
10 10 (8.70%) Cisco
11 8 (6.96%) Remedy
12 7 (6.09%) Citrix
13 6 (5.22%) Rackspace
14 5 (4.35%) New Relic
14 5 (4.35%) Google
15 3 (2.61%) Altiris
15 3 (2.61%) BMC