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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vCloud over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vCloud Suite
Rank 159 148 126
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -22
Contract jobs citing vCloud 5 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.081% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 1.28% 0.66% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Median daily rate £415 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £413
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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 North West region.

System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
392 455 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.43% 12.28% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 239 151
Median daily rate £375 £300 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £203 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 54 51
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £22.20 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

vCloud
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing vCloud as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vCloud within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire -1 2 £395 +12.85%
Cheshire - 2 £425 -
vCloud
England

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vCloud also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for vCloud.

1 6 (66.67%) Linux
1 6 (66.67%) Puppet
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Apache
3 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
3 4 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (44.44%) Docker
3 4 (44.44%) DevOps
3 4 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) SSL
5 2 (22.22%) Nagios
5 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 2 (22.22%) Ruby
5 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
5 2 (22.22%) AIX
5 2 (22.22%) HPUX
5 2 (22.22%) Solaris
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) MySQL
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
5 2 (22.22%) Python
5 2 (22.22%) LDAP

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) Apache
2 2 (22.22%) JBoss
2 2 (22.22%) nginx
2 2 (22.22%) OpenStack
2 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
1 3 (33.33%) SSL
2 2 (22.22%) HTTP
2 2 (22.22%) LDAP
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 2 (22.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
2 2 (22.22%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Architect
1 2 (22.22%) DevOps Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Java Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Operations Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Web Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 2 (22.22%) AIX
3 2 (22.22%) HPUX
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (44.44%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) Python
1 2 (22.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Docker
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) Puppet
2 4 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (22.22%) Ansible
3 2 (22.22%) Kubernetes
3 2 (22.22%) logstash
3 2 (22.22%) Nagios
3 2 (22.22%) yum
3 2 (22.22%) ZABBIX
4 1 (11.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
3 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto