The first table below looks at the demand for vCloud skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vCloud over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Reading 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vCloud
Rank 72 - 76
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing vCloud 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.093% - 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 0.90% - 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £325 - £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
111 98 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.34% 12.69% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 68
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 14
Average hourly rate £15.25 £20.75 £15.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.50% +35.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £17.50 £14.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £32.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
vCloud
Berkshire

vCloud
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

vCloud Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

vCloud
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

vCloud Daily Rate Trend in Reading

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) XenServer
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) VCP5
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) MetaFrame
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) VLAN
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (50.00%) VCP5
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) XenServer
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) MetaFrame
2 1 (50.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (50.00%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy