The table below looks at the statistics for vCloud skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vCloud over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vCloud
Rank 160 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing vCloud 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% - -
As % of the System Software category 1.14% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £383 £450
% change year-on-year
-8.49% -15.00%
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 North West region.

System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
440 317 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.02% 10.27% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 174 126
Average daily rate £320 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 53 67
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.58% -28.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.25 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

vCloud
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

vCloud Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

vCloud
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

vCloud Daily Rate Trend in the North West

vCloud
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vCloud across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

vCloud Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

vCloud
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vCloud within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Cheshire - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 £350 -
vCloud
England

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 5 (83.33%) Linux
1 5 (83.33%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (83.33%) MongoDB
1 5 (83.33%) Puppet
1 5 (83.33%) Jenkins
1 5 (83.33%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) nginx
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (33.33%) ZABBIX
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) HTTP
4 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (33.33%) logstash
4 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Apache
4 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (33.33%) Nagios
4 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (16.67%) DTV
5 1 (16.67%) Electronics
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (33.33%) nginx
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (83.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Web Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Web Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Server Building
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) XenApp
1 1 (16.67%) XenServer
1 1 (16.67%) vSphere
1 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Puppet
1 5 (83.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (33.33%) logstash
2 2 (33.33%) Nagios
2 2 (33.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) SAP
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) VMware
1 1 (16.67%) Veeam
1 1 (16.67%) Zerto