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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vCloud
Rank 326 371 351
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -20
Contract jobs citing vCloud 61 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.061% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 3.41% 0.77% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 5 13
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 £335 £320 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £609 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £388 £233
% change year-on-year
-5.16% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1789 1680 1669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.71% 7.91% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1188 998 1007
Average daily rate £425 £395 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +12.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 111 165
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 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £36.05 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.51%

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 6 March 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 6 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
City of London +12 7 £358 -15.88% 1
Enfield - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Romford - - - -
vCloud
England

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 80 (72.07%) VMware
2 59 (53.15%) Puppet
3 58 (52.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (51.35%) vSphere
5 55 (49.55%) Linux
6 50 (45.05%) Windows
7 47 (42.34%) DevOps
8 46 (41.44%) Opscode Chef
8 46 (41.44%) OpenStack
8 46 (41.44%) Python
9 45 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 36 (32.43%) Git (software)
11 36 (32.43%) Java
12 35 (31.53%) ZABBIX
13 34 (30.63%) Ruby
14 33 (29.73%) CentOS
15 29 (26.13%) Perforce
16 28 (25.23%) Perl
16 28 (25.23%) Kanban
16 28 (25.23%) Jenkins
17 27 (24.32%) Load Balancing
17 27 (24.32%) MongoDB
17 27 (24.32%) NoSQL
18 25 (22.52%) Service Delivery
19 24 (21.62%) Apache
19 24 (21.62%) Red Hat
19 24 (21.62%) Open Source
20 23 (20.72%) Active Directory
20 23 (20.72%) Configuration Management

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 46 (41.44%) OpenStack
2 24 (21.62%) Apache
3 11 (9.91%) IIS
4 9 (8.11%) Tomcat
5 8 (7.21%) SharePoint
5 8 (7.21%) WebSphere
5 8 (7.21%) WebLogic
6 5 (4.50%) Confluence
6 5 (4.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (4.50%) Node.js
7 4 (3.60%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (3.60%) nginx
8 3 (2.70%) JBoss
9 2 (1.80%) Jetty
9 2 (1.80%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.90%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.90%) Mule
10 1 (0.90%) WildFly
10 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (1.80%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.80%) MS Visio
1 2 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.90%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (10.81%) IaaS
3 6 (5.41%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.70%) Google App Engine
4 3 (2.70%) Heroku
4 3 (2.70%) GitHub
5 2 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.80%) PaaS
6 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (19.82%) SAN
2 13 (11.71%) Firewall
3 12 (10.81%) Internet
4 10 (9.01%) VPN
4 10 (9.01%) DNS
5 8 (7.21%) NAS
6 7 (6.31%) LAN
6 7 (6.31%) WAN
6 7 (6.31%) DHCP
7 5 (4.50%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (4.50%) NetScaler
7 5 (4.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (3.60%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.60%) LDAP
9 3 (2.70%) VoIP
9 3 (2.70%) SSL
9 3 (2.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (2.70%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (1.80%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.80%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (24.32%) MongoDB
1 27 (24.32%) NoSQL
2 22 (19.82%) Apache Cassandra
2 22 (19.82%) SQL Server
3 17 (15.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (9.91%) MySQL
5 8 (7.21%) Redis
6 6 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (5.41%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (3.60%) Big Data
9 3 (2.70%) RethinkDB
10 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.80%) Riak
10 2 (1.80%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.80%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 36 (32.43%) Git (software)
2 28 (25.23%) Jenkins
3 19 (17.12%) Maven
4 15 (13.51%) Subversion
5 8 (7.21%) Gerrit
6 6 (5.41%) Artifactory
6 6 (5.41%) JIRA
7 3 (2.70%) Selenium
7 3 (2.70%) MSI
7 3 (2.70%) JMeter
7 3 (2.70%) Gradle
8 2 (1.80%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.80%) Hudson
8 2 (1.80%) Zephyr
8 2 (1.80%) Ant
8 2 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.80%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (9.01%) Publishing
2 4 (3.60%) Finance
3 2 (1.80%) Games
3 2 (1.80%) Retail
4 1 (0.90%) Marketing
4 1 (0.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (29.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (20.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (19.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 15 (13.51%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 15 (13.51%) Cloud Engineer
5 8 (7.21%) Consultant
6 7 (6.31%) Administrator
7 6 (5.41%) Architect
8 5 (4.50%) Storage Administrator
8 5 (4.50%) Network Engineer
8 5 (4.50%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) VMware Consultant
9 4 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (2.70%) Support Engineer
10 3 (2.70%) Developer
10 3 (2.70%) Technical Architect
11 2 (1.80%) Systems Administrator
11 2 (1.80%) Software Developer
11 2 (1.80%) Software Engineer
11 2 (1.80%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.41%) .NET
2 10 (9.01%) Web Services
3 6 (5.41%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (5.41%) Middleware
3 6 (5.41%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (4.50%) REST
4 5 (4.50%) J2EE
4 5 (4.50%) SOAP
5 4 (3.60%) CSS
5 4 (3.60%) LAMP
6 3 (2.70%) HTML
6 3 (2.70%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (2.70%) Ajax
6 3 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (2.70%) JSON
6 3 (2.70%) Django
6 3 (2.70%) jQuery
6 3 (2.70%) CSS3
6 3 (2.70%) ZeroMQ
6 3 (2.70%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (21.62%) Open Source
2 14 (12.61%) Replication
3 10 (9.01%) Spread Betting
4 9 (8.11%) Computer Science
5 7 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (6.31%) Clustering
6 5 (4.50%) PKI
7 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.80%) Online Games
8 2 (1.80%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.90%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.90%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.90%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.90%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 55 (49.55%) Linux
2 50 (45.05%) Windows
3 37 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (29.73%) CentOS
5 16 (14.41%) Ubuntu
6 13 (11.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (7.21%) UNIX
8 7 (6.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (5.41%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (4.50%) Windows 7
11 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.80%) Debian
12 2 (1.80%) CoreOS
12 2 (1.80%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (42.34%) DevOps
2 45 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (25.23%) Kanban
4 27 (24.32%) Load Balancing
5 25 (22.52%) Service Delivery
6 23 (20.72%) Configuration Management
7 18 (16.22%) Scrum
8 17 (15.32%) SOA
9 15 (13.51%) ITIL
10 13 (11.71%) Validation
11 9 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (6.31%) High Availability
13 6 (5.41%) OWASP
13 6 (5.41%) TDD
13 6 (5.41%) BDD
14 4 (3.60%) Capacity Planning
15 3 (2.70%) Software Architecture
15 3 (2.70%) Network Load Balancing
15 3 (2.70%) TOGAF
15 3 (2.70%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 46 (41.44%) Python
2 36 (32.43%) Java
3 34 (30.63%) Ruby
4 28 (25.23%) Perl
5 20 (18.02%) PHP
6 13 (11.71%) Bash Shell
7 10 (9.01%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.50%) SQL
9 4 (3.60%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.70%) Haskell
10 3 (2.70%) Erlang
10 3 (2.70%) Clojure
10 3 (2.70%) Golang
11 1 (0.90%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (16.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 10 (9.01%) VCAP
3 9 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (6.31%) VCDX
5 6 (5.41%) CCNA
6 5 (4.50%) VCP4
7 4 (3.60%) Security Cleared
7 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.60%) CCNP
8 3 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.70%) CCSA
8 3 (2.70%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 1 (0.90%) Degree
10 1 (0.90%) CCA
10 1 (0.90%) MCSE
10 1 (0.90%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.81%) SLA
2 5 (4.50%) QA
System Software
1 58 (52.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (51.35%) vSphere
3 23 (20.72%) Active Directory
4 8 (7.21%) VMware ESX
4 8 (7.21%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.21%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (7.21%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (6.31%) XenDesktop
6 6 (5.41%) XenApp
7 5 (4.50%) Terminal Services
8 4 (3.60%) Docker
9 2 (1.80%) NFS
9 2 (1.80%) XenServer
10 1 (0.90%) Xen
10 1 (0.90%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 59 (53.15%) Puppet
2 46 (41.44%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (31.53%) ZABBIX
4 21 (18.92%) Kibana
5 16 (14.41%) Nagios
6 14 (12.61%) Zenoss
6 14 (12.61%) Graylog
6 14 (12.61%) Graphite
7 13 (11.71%) Ansible
8 9 (8.11%) SCCM
9 8 (7.21%) Salt
10 6 (5.41%) SCOM
10 6 (5.41%) Legato
10 6 (5.41%) EMC NetWorker
10 6 (5.41%) SELinux
11 4 (3.60%) logstash
11 4 (3.60%) SCOrch
12 3 (2.70%) HAProxy
12 3 (2.70%) Backup Exec
13 2 (1.80%) Cacti
Vendors
1 80 (72.07%) VMware
2 29 (26.13%) Perforce
3 24 (21.62%) Red Hat
4 17 (15.32%) NetApp
4 17 (15.32%) Cisco
5 15 (13.51%) Microsoft
5 15 (13.51%) New Relic
6 14 (12.61%) Splunk
6 14 (12.61%) Brocade
7 13 (11.71%) Citrix
8 11 (9.91%) Sophos
8 11 (9.91%) AppDynamics
8 11 (9.91%) F5
9 10 (9.01%) EMC
10 9 (8.11%) Veeam
11 8 (7.21%) Oracle
11 8 (7.21%) IBM
11 8 (7.21%) CheckPoint
12 7 (6.31%) HP
13 6 (5.41%) Google
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