The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 London 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vCloud
Rank 348 396 402
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +6
Contract jobs citing vCloud 63 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.074% 0.049%
As % of the System Software category 3.03% 0.94% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 8
Average daily rate
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£450 £550 £481
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £302 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £363 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.68% -19.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2082 1907 2100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.82% 7.87% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1309 1138 1161
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £204 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 161 205
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.93 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.00 £30.00
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 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 25 July 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 25 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
City of London +21 11 £450 -5.26%
Surbiton - - - -
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vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 69 (73.40%) VMware
2 52 (55.32%) Linux
3 49 (52.13%) DevOps
4 44 (46.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 43 (45.74%) Puppet
6 42 (44.68%) vSphere
7 38 (40.43%) Windows
8 37 (39.36%) Python
9 31 (32.98%) F5
10 29 (30.85%) Oracle
11 26 (27.66%) Active Directory
11 26 (27.66%) PowerShell
12 25 (26.60%) Bash Shell
12 25 (26.60%) IBM
13 24 (25.53%) UNIX
14 23 (24.47%) Java
14 23 (24.47%) Finance
15 21 (22.34%) WebLogic
15 21 (22.34%) Amazon EC2
15 21 (22.34%) Opscode Chef
16 20 (21.28%) Jenkins
16 20 (21.28%) WebSphere
16 20 (21.28%) DNS
16 20 (21.28%) Maven
17 18 (19.15%) Microsoft
17 18 (19.15%) SOA
17 18 (19.15%) Ruby
17 18 (19.15%) Git (software)
17 18 (19.15%) OpenStack
18 17 (18.09%) Windows Server 2008

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 21 (22.34%) WebLogic
2 20 (21.28%) WebSphere
3 18 (19.15%) OpenStack
4 11 (11.70%) Tomcat
5 9 (9.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (8.51%) Apache
7 3 (3.19%) MQSeries
7 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.13%) Node.js
9 1 (1.06%) Apache ServiceMix
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 21 (22.34%) Amazon EC2
2 14 (14.89%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (5.32%) IaaS
5 2 (2.13%) Heroku
5 2 (2.13%) GitHub
5 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.06%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.28%) DNS
2 15 (15.96%) FCoE
3 13 (13.83%) SNMP
3 13 (13.83%) TCP/IP
4 12 (12.77%) iSCSI
4 12 (12.77%) Fibre Channel
5 11 (11.70%) VLAN
6 10 (10.64%) VPN
6 10 (10.64%) Firewall
6 10 (10.64%) Multicast
7 7 (7.45%) NAS
7 7 (7.45%) SAN
7 7 (7.45%) Internet
8 4 (4.26%) DHCP
9 2 (2.13%) LDAP
9 2 (2.13%) LAN
9 2 (2.13%) WAN
9 2 (2.13%) MPLS
9 2 (2.13%) OSPF
9 2 (2.13%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.70%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (11.70%) MySQL
3 9 (9.57%) MongoDB
3 9 (9.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (9.57%) NoSQL
3 9 (9.57%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 20 (21.28%) Maven
1 20 (21.28%) Jenkins
2 18 (19.15%) Git (software)
3 16 (17.02%) JIRA
4 11 (11.70%) AnthillPro
4 11 (11.70%) TeamCity
4 11 (11.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (11.70%) Mercurial
4 11 (11.70%) Gerrit
4 11 (11.70%) Ant
4 11 (11.70%) Subversion
5 2 (2.13%) JUnit
6 1 (1.06%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (1.06%) FishEye
General
1 23 (24.47%) Finance
2 9 (9.57%) Financial Institution
3 6 (6.38%) Games
4 5 (5.32%) Publishing
5 1 (1.06%) Billing
5 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.06%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (19.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (15.96%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (9.57%) Deployment Manager
3 9 (9.57%) VMware Engineer
4 8 (8.51%) Wintel Engineer
4 8 (8.51%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (8.51%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (7.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 5 (5.32%) Consultant
7 4 (4.26%) Developer
8 3 (3.19%) Architect
8 3 (3.19%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.19%) Configuration Manager
9 2 (2.13%) Data Consultant
9 2 (2.13%) VMware Specialist
9 2 (2.13%) Node.js Developer
9 2 (2.13%) Data Centre Consultant
10 1 (1.06%) Cloud Architect
10 1 (1.06%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.77%) Middleware
2 11 (11.70%) J2EE
3 9 (9.57%) .NET
3 9 (9.57%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (5.32%) Web Services
5 3 (3.19%) LAMP
6 2 (2.13%) JSON
6 2 (2.13%) HTML5
6 2 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.13%) REST
6 2 (2.13%) XML
6 2 (2.13%) XSLT
6 2 (2.13%) JAXB
6 2 (2.13%) HTML
6 2 (2.13%) SOAP
6 2 (2.13%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.06%) ExpressJS
7 1 (1.06%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.89%) Clustering
2 10 (10.64%) Client/Server
3 9 (9.57%) Open Source
3 9 (9.57%) Hedge funds
4 7 (7.45%) Computer Science
5 6 (6.38%) Online Games
6 4 (4.26%) Spread Betting
7 2 (2.13%) PKI
7 2 (2.13%) FlexPod
8 1 (1.06%) FMCG
8 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 52 (55.32%) Linux
2 38 (40.43%) Windows
3 24 (25.53%) UNIX
4 17 (18.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (12.77%) CentOS
6 9 (9.57%) Oracle Linux
6 9 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (9.57%) SELinux
7 7 (7.45%) Ubuntu
8 5 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.19%) Fedora
9 3 (3.19%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (3.19%) SUSE
10 1 (1.06%) Debian
10 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (52.13%) DevOps
2 18 (19.15%) SOA
3 14 (14.89%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (13.83%) ITIL
5 12 (12.77%) Load Balancing
6 11 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (11.70%) ETL
6 11 (11.70%) ITSM
7 10 (10.64%) Service Management
8 9 (9.57%) Scrum
8 9 (9.57%) Kanban
9 8 (8.51%) High Availability
10 7 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (7.45%) Service Delivery
11 6 (6.38%) Build Automation
12 5 (5.32%) Validation
13 4 (4.26%) Change Management
13 4 (4.26%) E-Commerce
13 4 (4.26%) Low Latency
14 3 (3.19%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (39.36%) Python
2 26 (27.66%) PowerShell
3 25 (26.60%) Bash Shell
4 23 (24.47%) Java
5 18 (19.15%) Ruby
6 15 (15.96%) SQL
7 11 (11.70%) PL/SQL
7 11 (11.70%) JavaScript
8 10 (10.64%) VB
8 10 (10.64%) VBA
9 6 (6.38%) Perl
10 3 (3.19%) PHP
10 3 (3.19%) C
10 3 (3.19%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.19%) AWK
10 3 (3.19%) sed
11 2 (2.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (10.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (8.51%) VCDX
2 8 (8.51%) VCAP
3 5 (5.32%) MCSE
3 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.32%) MCTS
3 5 (5.32%) MCITP
4 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.38%) SLA
2 4 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 44 (46.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (44.68%) vSphere
3 26 (27.66%) Active Directory
4 13 (13.83%) Oracle RAC
5 12 (12.77%) VMware ESX
6 10 (10.64%) NFS
7 8 (8.51%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.19%) KVM
8 3 (3.19%) Xen
8 3 (3.19%) XenServer
9 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.06%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 43 (45.74%) Puppet
2 21 (22.34%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (13.83%) SCOM
4 12 (12.77%) SCCM
5 10 (10.64%) EMC NetWorker
6 9 (9.57%) Nagios
7 7 (7.45%) ZABBIX
7 7 (7.45%) Zenoss
7 7 (7.45%) Kibana
7 7 (7.45%) Graylog2
8 4 (4.26%) Ansible
9 2 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (2.13%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 69 (73.40%) VMware
2 31 (32.98%) F5
3 29 (30.85%) Oracle
4 25 (26.60%) IBM
5 18 (19.15%) Microsoft
6 17 (18.09%) HP
7 16 (17.02%) Websense
8 15 (15.96%) EMC
9 12 (12.77%) Cisco
10 11 (11.70%) Sophos
11 9 (9.57%) Red Hat
11 9 (9.57%) Citrix
12 8 (8.51%) Remedy
13 7 (7.45%) Perforce
13 7 (7.45%) Splunk
14 4 (4.26%) Rackspace
15 3 (3.19%) BMC
15 3 (3.19%) Altiris
16 2 (2.13%) New Relic
17 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
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