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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vCloud
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing vCloud 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - -
As % of the System Software category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £406 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 -
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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 North West region.

System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
316 330 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.89% 11.34% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 128 118
Average daily rate £275 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 71 68
Average hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.69% +55.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £33.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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
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 22 August 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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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
Manchester - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
vCloud
England

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) Configuration Management
1 7 (87.50%) Puppet
1 7 (87.50%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (75.00%) DevOps
2 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
3 5 (62.50%) Linux
3 5 (62.50%) Ansible
3 5 (62.50%) OpenStack
3 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (25.00%) Open Source
4 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) HTTP
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) SSL
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
5 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
5 1 (12.50%) e-Health
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) PowerShell

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 5 (62.50%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) SSL
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) DMZ
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Web Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Web Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) e-Health
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Configuration Management
2 6 (75.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
2 1 (12.50%) VMFS
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) Puppet
1 7 (87.50%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (62.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) CA
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp