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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vCloud
Rank 474 523 517
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -6
Contract jobs citing vCloud 104 52 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.099% 0.057%
As % of the System Software category 2.01% 1.07% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 25 19
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£413 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +45.45%
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
5182 4843 4282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.58% 9.24% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2840 2427 2068
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 561 646
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 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
England +38 99 £413 +3.12% 25
London +39 58 £450 +11.52% 12
South East -9 18 £400 +6.66% 4
Hampshire -4 11 £433 +15.33% 3
Yorkshire - 11 £285 - 1
City of London +14 7 £365 -8.75% 3
Berkshire +3 6 £350 +7.69%
Warwickshire - 5 £400 - 1
West Midlands - 5 £400 - 3
East of England - 4 £275 - 2
Hook - 3 £415 -
Essex - 3 £325 - 2
Brentwood - 3 £325 - 2
Warwick - 1 £400 - 1
Watford - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Andover - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

1 141 (71.57%) VMware
2 101 (51.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (48.22%) vSphere
4 86 (43.65%) Windows
5 75 (38.07%) Puppet
6 70 (35.53%) Linux
7 57 (28.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 56 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
9 53 (26.90%) Python
9 53 (26.90%) Cisco
10 52 (26.40%) OpenStack
10 52 (26.40%) Opscode Chef
10 52 (26.40%) DevOps
11 44 (22.34%) Java
12 43 (21.83%) ZABBIX
13 42 (21.32%) Git (software)
13 42 (21.32%) Ruby
14 38 (19.29%) Perl
14 38 (19.29%) Active Directory
14 38 (19.29%) Jenkins
15 37 (18.78%) CentOS
16 36 (18.27%) Red Hat
17 34 (17.26%) VPN
18 31 (15.74%) SQL Server
18 31 (15.74%) Perforce
18 31 (15.74%) NoSQL
18 31 (15.74%) Hybrid Cloud
19 30 (15.23%) Configuration Management
20 29 (14.72%) NetApp
20 29 (14.72%) Cisco Certification

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 52 (26.40%) OpenStack
2 28 (14.21%) Apache
3 19 (9.64%) Tomcat
4 16 (8.12%) IIS
5 14 (7.11%) JBoss
6 11 (5.58%) SharePoint
7 9 (4.57%) WebLogic
8 8 (4.06%) WebSphere
8 8 (4.06%) nginx
9 7 (3.55%) Node.js
10 6 (3.05%) Confluence
10 6 (3.05%) MS Exchange
11 5 (2.54%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (1.52%) GlassFish
12 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (1.02%) SAS
13 2 (1.02%) Jetty
13 2 (1.02%) Alfresco
13 2 (1.02%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (2.03%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.52%) MS Office
3 2 (1.02%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.12%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (8.12%) IaaS
2 9 (4.57%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.52%) Google App Engine
5 3 (1.52%) PaaS
5 3 (1.52%) Heroku
5 3 (1.52%) IBM SmartCloud
5 3 (1.52%) GitHub
6 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.51%) Office 365
6 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (17.26%) VPN
2 29 (14.72%) DNS
2 29 (14.72%) SAN
3 26 (13.20%) TCP/IP
4 21 (10.66%) DHCP
5 20 (10.15%) LAN
5 20 (10.15%) WAN
6 19 (9.64%) Firewall
7 14 (7.11%) MPLS
8 13 (6.60%) OSPF
8 13 (6.60%) BGP
8 13 (6.60%) IPv4
8 13 (6.60%) IPv6
9 12 (6.09%) Internet
10 11 (5.58%) NAS
11 9 (4.57%) Reverse Proxy
12 7 (3.55%) iSCSI
12 7 (3.55%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (3.55%) NetScaler
12 7 (3.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.74%) SQL Server
1 31 (15.74%) NoSQL
2 28 (14.21%) MongoDB
3 21 (10.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (10.15%) Apache Cassandra
5 15 (7.61%) MySQL
6 11 (5.58%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (5.08%) Redis
8 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.03%) Oracle Exadata
9 4 (2.03%) Big Data
10 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.52%) RethinkDB
10 3 (1.52%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.02%) CouchDB
11 2 (1.02%) Riak
11 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 42 (21.32%) Git (software)
2 38 (19.29%) Jenkins
3 22 (11.17%) Maven
4 21 (10.66%) Subversion
5 12 (6.09%) Artifactory
6 11 (5.58%) Gerrit
7 10 (5.08%) SonarQube
8 9 (4.57%) JIRA
9 8 (4.06%) Selenium
9 8 (4.06%) JMeter
10 7 (3.55%) Gradle
11 6 (3.05%) TeamCity
12 5 (2.54%) Mercurial
13 3 (1.52%) SoapUI
13 3 (1.52%) MSI
13 3 (1.52%) Ant
14 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
14 2 (1.02%) Eclipse
14 2 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (1.02%) ReSharper
General
1 8 (4.06%) Finance
1 8 (4.06%) Publishing
2 5 (2.54%) Games
3 2 (1.02%) Retail
3 2 (1.02%) Marketing
4 1 (0.51%) Banking
4 1 (0.51%) Automotive
4 1 (0.51%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 35 (17.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (13.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (11.17%) Consultant
3 22 (11.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 20 (10.15%) Network Engineer
5 16 (8.12%) Cloud Engineer
6 15 (7.61%) Administrator
7 13 (6.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 11 (5.58%) Architect
8 11 (5.58%) VMware Consultant
9 9 (4.57%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (3.05%) Developer
11 6 (3.05%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 5 (2.54%) Storage Administrator
12 5 (2.54%) VMware Engineer
12 5 (2.54%) Analyst
12 5 (2.54%) Support Engineer
13 4 (2.03%) Senior Consultant
13 4 (2.03%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.68%) .NET
2 14 (7.11%) Web Services
3 9 (4.57%) RESTful
3 9 (4.57%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (4.06%) REST
4 8 (4.06%) jQuery
4 8 (4.06%) LAMP
4 8 (4.06%) J2EE
4 8 (4.06%) CSS
4 8 (4.06%) SOAP
5 6 (3.05%) HTML
5 6 (3.05%) HTML5
5 6 (3.05%) CSS3
6 5 (2.54%) Spring
7 4 (2.03%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (2.03%) Middleware
8 3 (1.52%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.52%) Ajax
8 3 (1.52%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (1.52%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.74%) Hybrid Cloud
2 24 (12.18%) Open Source
3 18 (9.14%) Private Cloud
4 17 (8.63%) Replication
5 10 (5.08%) Spread Betting
6 9 (4.57%) Clustering
7 8 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (3.55%) FlexPod
9 6 (3.05%) Computer Science
10 5 (2.54%) Online Games
10 5 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (2.03%) PKI
12 3 (1.52%) HP Superdome
12 3 (1.52%) CLARiiON
12 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
13 2 (1.02%) CMDB
14 1 (0.51%) FMCG
14 1 (0.51%) EqualLogic
14 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.51%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 86 (43.65%) Windows
2 70 (35.53%) Linux
3 57 (28.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (18.78%) CentOS
5 28 (14.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (9.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (8.63%) Ubuntu
8 14 (7.11%) UNIX
9 9 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (3.55%) Windows 7
11 4 (2.03%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (2.03%) HPUX
12 3 (1.52%) Debian
13 2 (1.02%) Solaris
13 2 (1.02%) VMS
13 2 (1.02%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (26.40%) DevOps
3 30 (15.23%) Configuration Management
4 29 (14.72%) ITIL
5 28 (14.21%) Load Balancing
6 26 (13.20%) Service Delivery
6 26 (13.20%) Kanban
7 23 (11.68%) Scrum
8 20 (10.15%) SOA
9 16 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (7.11%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (6.60%) Validation
12 10 (5.08%) Network Design
12 10 (5.08%) BDD
12 10 (5.08%) OWASP
13 8 (4.06%) TDD
13 8 (4.06%) Network Load Balancing
13 8 (4.06%) Service Management
14 7 (3.55%) Change Management
14 7 (3.55%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 53 (26.90%) Python
2 44 (22.34%) Java
3 42 (21.32%) Ruby
4 38 (19.29%) Perl
5 28 (14.21%) PHP
6 22 (11.17%) Bash Shell
7 21 (10.66%) PowerShell
8 10 (5.08%) SQL
9 5 (2.54%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.03%) C#
11 3 (1.52%) Clojure
11 3 (1.52%) Golang
11 3 (1.52%) Korn
11 3 (1.52%) Haskell
11 3 (1.52%) Erlang
12 2 (1.02%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.51%) Scala
Qualifications
1 29 (14.72%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (13.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 22 (11.17%) Security Cleared
4 19 (9.64%) CCNP
5 16 (8.12%) VCAP
6 13 (6.60%) CCIP
6 13 (6.60%) CCNA
7 11 (5.58%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (4.57%) MCSE
9 7 (3.55%) DV Cleared
9 7 (3.55%) VCDX
10 3 (1.52%) CCSA
10 3 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.02%) MCSA
11 2 (1.02%) CCA
11 2 (1.02%) Degree
11 2 (1.02%) VCP5
12 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.60%) SLA
2 7 (3.55%) QA
System Software
1 101 (51.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 95 (48.22%) vSphere
3 38 (19.29%) Active Directory
4 26 (13.20%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (6.09%) Hyper-V
6 9 (4.57%) XenApp
6 9 (4.57%) XenDesktop
7 8 (4.06%) VMware ESX
8 7 (3.55%) Docker
9 6 (3.05%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (2.54%) NFS
10 5 (2.54%) Terminal Services
11 4 (2.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (1.52%) XenServer
13 1 (0.51%) OCFS2
13 1 (0.51%) Firmware
13 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.51%) Xen
13 1 (0.51%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 75 (38.07%) Puppet
2 52 (26.40%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (21.83%) ZABBIX
4 26 (13.20%) Kibana
5 18 (9.14%) Ansible
6 16 (8.12%) Nagios
7 13 (6.60%) SCCM
8 12 (6.09%) Zenoss
8 12 (6.09%) Graylog
8 12 (6.09%) Graphite
8 12 (6.09%) Salt
9 11 (5.58%) SCOM
10 9 (4.57%) logstash
11 6 (3.05%) Legato
11 6 (3.05%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (3.05%) HAProxy
12 4 (2.03%) SCOrch
12 4 (2.03%) SELinux
12 4 (2.03%) vMotion
13 3 (1.52%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 141 (71.57%) VMware
2 53 (26.90%) Cisco
3 36 (18.27%) Red Hat
4 31 (15.74%) Perforce
5 29 (14.72%) NetApp
6 27 (13.71%) Microsoft
7 21 (10.66%) HP
7 21 (10.66%) Citrix
8 18 (9.14%) New Relic
9 15 (7.61%) Oracle
10 14 (7.11%) EMC
10 14 (7.11%) Brocade
11 13 (6.60%) Splunk
11 13 (6.60%) AppDynamics
12 12 (6.09%) Sophos
13 11 (5.58%) F5
14 10 (5.08%) Juniper
15 9 (4.57%) BMC
15 9 (4.57%) Veeam
15 9 (4.57%) Google
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