The table below looks at the statistics for vCloud skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vCloud over the 3 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vCloud
Rank 498 527 533
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +6
Contract jobs citing vCloud 90 43 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.083% 0.058%
As % of the System Software category 1.67% 0.82% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 17 22
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £318 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £375 £295
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +27.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5401 5248 4609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.74% 10.15% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2987 2677 2153
Average daily rate £358 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 671 640 777
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.93 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.61% -11.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.30 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

vCloud
Jobs Demand Trend

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

vCloud Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

vCloud
Daily Rate Trend

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

vCloud Daily Rate Trend in the UK

vCloud
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vCloud within the UK over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

vCloud Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

vCloud
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vCloud within the UK.

vCloud Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

vCloud
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vCloud within the UK over the 3 months to 17 December 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
England +20 80 £450 +4.34% 28
London +47 58 £450 -5.26% 19
City of London +22 6 £513 - 7
South East -34 6 £401 -4.46% 5
East of England - 6 £448 - 1
Berkshire +6 4 £383 +15.90%
South Yorkshire - 4 £325 -
Yorkshire - 4 £325 -
South West -28 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £510 - 1
Sheffield - 3 - -
Essex - 2 £385 -
Hampshire -32 1 £490 -3.92% 5
Suffolk - 1 - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Watford - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 133 (69.63%) VMware
2 97 (50.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (48.69%) Linux
4 92 (48.17%) Puppet
5 88 (46.07%) vSphere
6 75 (39.27%) DevOps
7 74 (38.74%) Windows
8 62 (32.46%) Python
9 59 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
10 54 (28.27%) Red Hat
11 50 (26.18%) Active Directory
12 48 (25.13%) Opscode Chef
12 48 (25.13%) CentOS
13 47 (24.61%) Windows Server 2008
13 47 (24.61%) Java
14 45 (23.56%) OpenStack
15 43 (22.51%) Jenkins
16 41 (21.47%) Ruby
17 40 (20.94%) Apache
17 40 (20.94%) Open Source
18 39 (20.42%) ZABBIX
19 37 (19.37%) NoSQL
20 34 (17.80%) MongoDB
20 34 (17.80%) Perl
21 33 (17.28%) Kanban
21 33 (17.28%) Git (software)
22 32 (16.75%) Microsoft
23 31 (16.23%) DNS
23 31 (16.23%) Service Delivery
24 30 (15.71%) Load Balancing

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 45 (23.56%) OpenStack
2 40 (20.94%) Apache
3 19 (9.95%) Tomcat
4 17 (8.90%) WebSphere
5 16 (8.38%) WebLogic
6 12 (6.28%) MS Exchange
7 11 (5.76%) JBoss
8 10 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (4.71%) SharePoint
10 8 (4.19%) Node.js
11 7 (3.66%) IIS
12 6 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (2.09%) nginx
15 3 (1.57%) Confluence
16 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
16 2 (1.05%) SAS
17 1 (0.52%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 8 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.09%) MS Project
3 3 (1.57%) MS Office
4 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (15.18%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (13.09%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (5.24%) IaaS
4 8 (4.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (3.14%) Amazon S3
6 5 (2.62%) GitHub
6 5 (2.62%) PaaS
6 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (2.62%) Google App Engine
7 4 (2.09%) Heroku
8 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.05%) SaaS
9 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (16.23%) DNS
2 22 (11.52%) Firewall
3 20 (10.47%) SAN
4 17 (8.90%) Internet
5 15 (7.85%) DHCP
6 13 (6.81%) iSCSI
7 12 (6.28%) VPN
8 10 (5.24%) TCP/IP
9 9 (4.71%) SNMP
9 9 (4.71%) NAS
10 8 (4.19%) NetScaler
10 8 (4.19%) FCoE
10 8 (4.19%) VLAN
11 7 (3.66%) LDAP
12 6 (3.14%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (2.62%) BIG-IP
13 5 (2.62%) SSL
13 5 (2.62%) Multicast
14 4 (2.09%) VoIP
15 3 (1.57%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (19.37%) NoSQL
2 34 (17.80%) MongoDB
3 29 (15.18%) Apache Cassandra
4 21 (10.99%) SQL Server
5 16 (8.38%) Oracle Exadata
6 12 (6.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (5.24%) Redis
8 9 (4.71%) MySQL
9 7 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (2.62%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (2.09%) Big Data
12 3 (1.57%) Hadoop
13 2 (1.05%) CouchDB
13 2 (1.05%) Riak
Development Applications
1 43 (22.51%) Jenkins
2 33 (17.28%) Git (software)
3 29 (15.18%) Maven
4 13 (6.81%) Subversion
5 10 (5.24%) RSpec
6 8 (4.19%) JMeter
6 8 (4.19%) JIRA
7 7 (3.66%) Selenium
7 7 (3.66%) Artifactory
8 5 (2.62%) Gradle
8 5 (2.62%) Gerrit
9 4 (2.09%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.57%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.57%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.05%) Hudson
11 2 (1.05%) MSI
11 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.05%) ReSharper
General
1 12 (6.28%) Finance
2 10 (5.24%) Publishing
3 6 (3.14%) Games
4 5 (2.62%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.62%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.52%) French Language
5 1 (0.52%) Marketing
5 1 (0.52%) Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (23.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 34 (17.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (13.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 26 (13.61%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 24 (12.57%) Cloud Engineer
5 17 (8.90%) Consultant
6 15 (7.85%) Architect
7 10 (5.24%) Wintel Engineer
7 10 (5.24%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 9 (4.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.19%) Developer
10 6 (3.14%) VMware Consultant
11 5 (2.62%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 5 (2.62%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (2.62%) Administrator
11 5 (2.62%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.62%) Virtualisation Consultant
12 4 (2.09%) Virtualisation Architect
12 4 (2.09%) VMware Engineer
12 4 (2.09%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.47%) Web Services
2 18 (9.42%) Middleware
3 16 (8.38%) WebSphere MQ
4 13 (6.81%) .NET
5 11 (5.76%) SOAP
6 10 (5.24%) RESTful
7 8 (4.19%) REST
7 8 (4.19%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (3.66%) jQuery
9 6 (3.14%) CSS
10 5 (2.62%) ActiveMQ
10 5 (2.62%) HTML
10 5 (2.62%) ZeroMQ
10 5 (2.62%) CSS3
10 5 (2.62%) HTML5
11 4 (2.09%) J2EE
11 4 (2.09%) LAMP
11 4 (2.09%) Spring
11 4 (2.09%) Spring MVC
11 4 (2.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 40 (20.94%) Open Source
2 25 (13.09%) Clustering
3 16 (8.38%) Computer Science
3 16 (8.38%) Replication
4 6 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.14%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.14%) Online Games
5 5 (2.62%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.62%) Hedge funds
6 4 (2.09%) CLARiiON
6 4 (2.09%) Spread Betting
7 3 (1.57%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.57%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.57%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.05%) PKI
8 2 (1.05%) CMDB
9 1 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.52%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 93 (48.69%) Linux
2 74 (38.74%) Windows
3 48 (25.13%) CentOS
4 47 (24.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (13.61%) Ubuntu
6 22 (11.52%) UNIX
7 20 (10.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (9.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (8.38%) Oracle Linux
10 11 (5.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (2.62%) Windows 2000
12 4 (2.09%) Solaris
13 3 (1.57%) HPUX
13 3 (1.57%) Windows 7
14 2 (1.05%) Debian
15 1 (0.52%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (39.27%) DevOps
2 59 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (17.28%) Kanban
4 31 (16.23%) Service Delivery
5 30 (15.71%) Load Balancing
6 25 (13.09%) SOA
6 25 (13.09%) Scrum
7 23 (12.04%) ITIL
8 17 (8.90%) High Availability
9 15 (7.85%) Configuration Management
10 14 (7.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (5.76%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (5.76%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (5.24%) Migration
13 8 (4.19%) Validation
14 7 (3.66%) Network Load Balancing
14 7 (3.66%) BDD
15 6 (3.14%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (3.14%) Mentoring
15 6 (3.14%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 62 (32.46%) Python
2 47 (24.61%) Java
3 41 (21.47%) Ruby
4 34 (17.80%) Perl
5 29 (15.18%) PowerShell
6 26 (13.61%) Bash Shell
7 16 (8.38%) SQL
8 15 (7.85%) PHP
8 15 (7.85%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.62%) C#
9 5 (2.62%) VB
9 5 (2.62%) VBA
9 5 (2.62%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.62%) Golang
9 5 (2.62%) Clojure
9 5 (2.62%) Haskell
9 5 (2.62%) Erlang
10 1 (0.52%) XPath
10 1 (0.52%) C
10 1 (0.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (13.09%) Security Cleared
2 24 (12.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 14 (7.33%) VCAP
4 13 (6.81%) SC Cleared
5 10 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (4.71%) MCSE
7 7 (3.66%) CCNA
7 7 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.14%) VCDX
9 5 (2.62%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.09%) BC Cleared
10 4 (2.09%) Degree
11 3 (1.57%) RHCE
12 2 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.52%) CCNP
13 1 (0.52%) CCA
13 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certified Master
13 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.38%) SLA
2 2 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 97 (50.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (46.07%) vSphere
3 50 (26.18%) Active Directory
4 27 (14.14%) VMware ESX
5 16 (8.38%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (6.28%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (5.24%) NFS
8 5 (2.62%) Docker
8 5 (2.62%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.62%) XenApp
8 5 (2.62%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.57%) VirtualBox
9 3 (1.57%) Postfix
10 2 (1.05%) XenServer
10 2 (1.05%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.52%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.52%) Xen
11 1 (0.52%) Firmware
11 1 (0.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 92 (48.17%) Puppet
2 48 (25.13%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (20.42%) ZABBIX
4 25 (13.09%) Kibana
5 24 (12.57%) Nagios
6 21 (10.99%) Graphite
7 20 (10.47%) Zenoss
7 20 (10.47%) SCCM
8 19 (9.95%) Graylog2
9 17 (8.90%) Ansible
10 16 (8.38%) SELinux
11 15 (7.85%) Vagrant
12 13 (6.81%) SCOM
13 9 (4.71%) NetBackup
14 7 (3.66%) EMC NetWorker
14 7 (3.66%) Backup Exec
14 7 (3.66%) Salt
15 5 (2.62%) Norton AntiVirus
16 4 (2.09%) McAfee ePO
16 4 (2.09%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 133 (69.63%) VMware
2 54 (28.27%) Red Hat
3 32 (16.75%) Microsoft
4 29 (15.18%) Cisco
4 29 (15.18%) EMC
5 28 (14.66%) Perforce
6 26 (13.61%) HP
6 26 (13.61%) F5
7 25 (13.09%) IBM
8 24 (12.57%) Sophos
9 22 (11.52%) Oracle
10 20 (10.47%) Citrix
10 20 (10.47%) NetApp
11 19 (9.95%) Splunk
12 11 (5.76%) Symantec
13 10 (5.24%) Dell
14 9 (4.71%) New Relic
15 8 (4.19%) Rackspace
15 8 (4.19%) Websense
15 8 (4.19%) Google
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