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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vCloud
Rank 495 517 523
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +6
Contract jobs citing vCloud 101 72 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.077%
As % of the System Software category 1.89% 1.41% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 42 24
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£425 £419 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.43% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £378 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £425 £280
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +51.78%
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
5357 5114 4419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.84% 9.60% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3020 2746 2105
Average daily rate £350 £329 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 636 607
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 +21 95 £425 +2.40% 31
London +21 63 £450 +7.91% 15
East of England +9 12 £275 -40.54%
Croydon - 8 £431 - 1
Hertfordshire -3 7 £254 -49.25%
City of London +1 6 £425 +1.49% 2
Warwickshire - 6 £525 -
West Midlands - 6 £525 - 2
South East -11 5 £456 -6.41% 10
Essex - 4 £300 -
Brentwood - 4 £300 -
Wales -7 3 £400 -11.11%
Yorkshire - 3 - -
Hampshire -2 2 - - 3
South Wales -11 2 £375 -16.66%
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Newport - 2 £375 -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Stevenage - 2 £350 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £149 -
Swansea +16 1 £425 +6.25%
West Wales +15 1 £425 +6.25%
South West +1 1 £375 -3.22%
North West -23 1 £275 -31.25% 4
Home Counties - 1 £475 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £275 -
Suffolk - 1 £225 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 £275 -
Midlands - 1 - -

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 165 (78.20%) VMware
2 108 (51.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (45.02%) vSphere
4 91 (43.13%) Windows
5 75 (35.55%) Puppet
6 67 (31.75%) Linux
7 62 (29.38%) Amazon AWS
8 61 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
9 57 (27.01%) DevOps
10 56 (26.54%) Opscode Chef
11 55 (26.07%) Windows Server 2008
12 52 (24.64%) Cisco
12 52 (24.64%) Active Directory
13 49 (23.22%) Java
14 47 (22.27%) VPN
15 43 (20.38%) Python
15 43 (20.38%) Git (software)
16 42 (19.91%) ZABBIX
16 42 (19.91%) OpenStack
17 40 (18.96%) Ruby
18 39 (18.48%) Perl
18 39 (18.48%) Red Hat
19 38 (18.01%) SAN
19 38 (18.01%) ITIL
20 36 (17.06%) Jenkins
21 35 (16.59%) Web Services
22 34 (16.11%) Apache
22 34 (16.11%) Microsoft
22 34 (16.11%) Firewall
22 34 (16.11%) CentOS

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 42 (19.91%) OpenStack
2 34 (16.11%) Apache
3 31 (14.69%) JBoss
4 26 (12.32%) Tomcat
4 26 (12.32%) IIS
5 20 (9.48%) nginx
6 17 (8.06%) Mule ESB
7 15 (7.11%) WebLogic
8 12 (5.69%) WebSphere
9 11 (5.21%) Node.js
10 9 (4.27%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (4.27%) Confluence
10 9 (4.27%) SharePoint
11 8 (3.79%) GlassFish
12 6 (2.84%) Jetty
12 6 (2.84%) Alfresco
12 6 (2.84%) Mule
12 6 (2.84%) MS Exchange
12 6 (2.84%) WildFly
13 5 (2.37%) Liferay
Applications
1 13 (6.16%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.21%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.42%) MS Office
5 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.90%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 62 (29.38%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (9.48%) Google Cloud Platform
3 12 (5.69%) IaaS
4 9 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (2.84%) PaaS
5 6 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.37%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.90%) IBM SmartCloud
7 4 (1.90%) SaaS
8 3 (1.42%) Google App Engine
8 3 (1.42%) GitHub
8 3 (1.42%) Heroku
9 2 (0.95%) Office 365
9 2 (0.95%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 47 (22.27%) VPN
2 38 (18.01%) SAN
3 34 (16.11%) Firewall
4 28 (13.27%) DNS
5 27 (12.80%) TCP/IP
5 27 (12.80%) LAN
5 27 (12.80%) WAN
6 22 (10.43%) MPLS
7 21 (9.95%) DHCP
8 14 (6.64%) IPv4
9 13 (6.16%) IPv6
9 13 (6.16%) Internet
9 13 (6.16%) OSPF
9 13 (6.16%) BGP
10 12 (5.69%) Reverse Proxy
10 12 (5.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (5.21%) VLAN
12 10 (4.74%) Network Security
12 10 (4.74%) DMZ
12 10 (4.74%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.64%) SQL Server
2 29 (13.74%) MongoDB
3 26 (12.32%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (11.37%) MySQL
4 24 (11.37%) NoSQL
5 19 (9.00%) Redis
6 17 (8.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (4.74%) Big Data
7 10 (4.74%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (3.32%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.37%) Riak
10 4 (1.90%) Infinispan
10 4 (1.90%) InterSystems Cache
11 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.42%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.42%) RethinkDB
12 2 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.95%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 43 (20.38%) Git (software)
2 36 (17.06%) Jenkins
3 21 (9.95%) Gerrit
4 20 (9.48%) Subversion
5 19 (9.00%) Artifactory
6 18 (8.53%) SonarQube
7 17 (8.06%) Maven
8 11 (5.21%) Selenium
8 11 (5.21%) JMeter
8 11 (5.21%) Gradle
9 10 (4.74%) Mercurial
9 10 (4.74%) JIRA
10 6 (2.84%) TeamCity
11 5 (2.37%) Ant
11 5 (2.37%) JUnit
11 5 (2.37%) Mocha
12 3 (1.42%) Jasmine
12 3 (1.42%) PhantomJS
12 3 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 19 (9.00%) Finance
2 6 (2.84%) Publishing
3 2 (0.95%) Retail
4 1 (0.47%) Marketing
4 1 (0.47%) Games
4 1 (0.47%) Banking
4 1 (0.47%) Automotive
4 1 (0.47%) Advertising
4 1 (0.47%) Back Office
4 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (15.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (12.32%) Consultant
3 23 (10.90%) Architect
4 19 (9.00%) Network Engineer
5 18 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (7.58%) Administrator
7 15 (7.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 13 (6.16%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (5.69%) VMware Consultant
10 10 (4.74%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (3.79%) VMware Engineer
11 8 (3.79%) Windows Engineer
11 8 (3.79%) Cloud Engineer
12 7 (3.32%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 7 (3.32%) 3rd Line Support
13 6 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
13 6 (2.84%) Developer
14 5 (2.37%) Analyst
14 5 (2.37%) Technical Architect
14 5 (2.37%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (16.59%) Web Services
2 21 (9.95%) .NET
3 18 (8.53%) RabbitMQ
4 16 (7.58%) J2EE
5 15 (7.11%) LAMP
6 10 (4.74%) jQuery
7 8 (3.79%) CSS
8 7 (3.32%) Spring
8 7 (3.32%) React
9 6 (2.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (2.84%) Hibernate
9 6 (2.84%) Drools
9 6 (2.84%) HTML
9 6 (2.84%) HTML5
9 6 (2.84%) REST
9 6 (2.84%) CSS3
10 5 (2.37%) Spring MVC
10 5 (2.37%) JSON
10 5 (2.37%) Ajax
10 5 (2.37%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.80%) Data Centre
2 26 (12.32%) Hybrid Cloud
3 15 (7.11%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (6.64%) Private Cloud
5 13 (6.16%) Public Cloud
6 11 (5.21%) PKI
7 9 (4.27%) Spread Betting
7 9 (4.27%) Replication
7 9 (4.27%) Clustering
8 8 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (3.79%) Client/Server
9 7 (3.32%) FlexPod
10 4 (1.90%) W3C
10 4 (1.90%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.42%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.42%) CLARiiON
11 3 (1.42%) HP Superdome
12 2 (0.95%) CMDB
13 1 (0.47%) Online Games
13 1 (0.47%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 91 (43.13%) Windows
2 67 (31.75%) Linux
3 55 (26.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (16.11%) CentOS
5 22 (10.43%) Ubuntu
6 19 (9.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (7.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (5.21%) UNIX
9 8 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.37%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.90%) VMS
11 4 (1.90%) HPUX
12 2 (0.95%) Solaris
12 2 (0.95%) Debian
13 1 (0.47%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (27.01%) DevOps
3 38 (18.01%) ITIL
4 32 (15.17%) Configuration Management
5 30 (14.22%) Scrum
6 26 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (10.90%) Load Balancing
8 22 (10.43%) SOA
8 22 (10.43%) Continuous Delivery
9 20 (9.48%) Open Source
10 19 (9.00%) Service Delivery
11 14 (6.64%) Validation
11 14 (6.64%) OWASP
11 14 (6.64%) Kanban
12 11 (5.21%) Service Management
13 10 (4.74%) Network Design
13 10 (4.74%) Analytics
14 8 (3.79%) Data Architecture
14 8 (3.79%) E-Discovery
14 8 (3.79%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (23.22%) Java
2 43 (20.38%) Python
3 40 (18.96%) Ruby
4 39 (18.48%) Perl
5 33 (15.64%) PHP
6 22 (10.43%) Bash Shell
7 21 (9.95%) SQL
8 19 (9.00%) PowerShell
9 10 (4.74%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.90%) Korn
11 3 (1.42%) Haskell
11 3 (1.42%) Erlang
11 3 (1.42%) Clojure
11 3 (1.42%) Go
12 2 (0.95%) C#
12 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (14.69%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (14.22%) Security Cleared
3 24 (11.37%) CCNP
4 19 (9.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 18 (8.53%) SC Cleared
6 17 (8.06%) VCAP
7 15 (7.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (6.16%) CCIP
9 11 (5.21%) CCNA
10 9 (4.27%) MCSE
11 8 (3.79%) VCDX
12 7 (3.32%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Certified Master
13 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 4 (1.90%) DV Cleared
15 3 (1.42%) CCSA
16 2 (0.95%) MCSA
16 2 (0.95%) CCA
16 2 (0.95%) VCP5
16 2 (0.95%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.11%) SLA
2 9 (4.27%) QA
3 8 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (3.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 108 (51.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 95 (45.02%) vSphere
3 52 (24.64%) Active Directory
4 26 (12.32%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (9.48%) Docker
6 18 (8.53%) Hyper-V
7 7 (3.32%) XenApp
7 7 (3.32%) VMware ESX
8 6 (2.84%) Squid
8 6 (2.84%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.37%) XenServer
10 4 (1.90%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (1.90%) Varnish
11 2 (0.95%) LXC
11 2 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 75 (35.55%) Puppet
2 56 (26.54%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (19.91%) ZABBIX
4 27 (12.80%) Kibana
4 27 (12.80%) Ansible
5 24 (11.37%) Rundeck
6 21 (9.95%) Salt
7 17 (8.06%) logstash
8 16 (7.58%) HAProxy
9 12 (5.69%) SCCM
10 11 (5.21%) SCOM
11 9 (4.27%) Nagios
12 5 (2.37%) Zenoss
12 5 (2.37%) Vagrant
12 5 (2.37%) Graylog
12 5 (2.37%) Graphite
13 4 (1.90%) SCOrch
13 4 (1.90%) Legato
13 4 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (1.42%) vMotion
Vendors
1 165 (78.20%) VMware
2 52 (24.64%) Cisco
3 39 (18.48%) Red Hat
4 34 (16.11%) Microsoft
5 28 (13.27%) HP
6 27 (12.80%) NetApp
7 24 (11.37%) Perforce
8 22 (10.43%) Citrix
9 20 (9.48%) Google
10 19 (9.00%) Oracle
11 18 (8.53%) F5
11 18 (8.53%) New Relic
12 17 (8.06%) Brocade
12 17 (8.06%) Juniper
13 14 (6.64%) AppDynamics
14 12 (5.69%) CheckPoint
14 12 (5.69%) IBM
14 12 (5.69%) Splunk
15 11 (5.21%) Dell
16 10 (4.74%) CommVault
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