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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vCloud
Rank 488 512 561
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +49
Contract jobs citing vCloud 137 104 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.18% 0.059%
As % of the System Software category 2.38% 1.91% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 54 22
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% -20.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £341 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £383 £450
% change year-on-year
-8.49% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £43.50 £19.91 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.48% -60.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.91 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -60.18%

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
5766 5455 5145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.71% 9.64% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3271 3058 2659
Average daily rate £363 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 602 634 593
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.04 £31.50 £32.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 +13 125 £400 -5.88% 25
London -11 62 £450 +1.12% 12
South East -28 22 £350 -12.50% 7
Yorkshire - 15 £350 - 3
West Yorkshire - 14 £350 -
East of England +16 13 £425 - 1
Hertfordshire +10 13 £425 - 1
East Sussex +10 13 £330 -
Brighton +10 13 £340 -
Croydon - 13 £450 - 1
Leeds - 13 £350 -
Scotland 0 9 £388 +11.35% 1
Edinburgh - 9 £388 - 1
City of London +4 8 £438 -7.78% 5
Bristol +3 7 £600 -
South West +1 7 £600 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £350 -
North East - 7 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £350 -
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £425 -
North West - 5 £350 -
West Sussex - 3 £375 -
Berkshire -4 2 £313 - 2
Hampshire -16 2 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 2
Cheshire - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 £350 -
Blackpool - 2 £350 -
Burnley - 2 £350 -
Sheffield - 2 £450 - 2

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 193 (82.83%) VMware
2 116 (49.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (44.64%) Windows
4 95 (40.77%) Puppet
5 87 (37.34%) Linux
6 72 (30.90%) Active Directory
7 69 (29.61%) DevOps
8 68 (29.18%) vSphere
9 64 (27.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 64 (27.47%) Jenkins
9 64 (27.47%) Opscode Chef
10 63 (27.04%) Amazon AWS
11 61 (26.18%) PostgreSQL
12 58 (24.89%) Red Hat
13 56 (24.03%) Continuous Integration
14 52 (22.32%) Microsoft
15 51 (21.89%) Agile Software Development
16 50 (21.46%) Python
16 50 (21.46%) MongoDB
17 49 (21.03%) Web Services
18 48 (20.60%) SAN
18 48 (20.60%) Git (software)
19 46 (19.74%) DNS
20 45 (19.31%) Apache
20 45 (19.31%) JBoss
21 43 (18.45%) Java
21 43 (18.45%) nginx
21 43 (18.45%) Bash Shell
21 43 (18.45%) Data Centre
22 42 (18.03%) ZABBIX

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 45 (19.31%) JBoss
1 45 (19.31%) Apache
2 43 (18.45%) nginx
3 41 (17.60%) Tomcat
4 26 (11.16%) Mule ESB
5 23 (9.87%) Confluence
6 22 (9.44%) OpenStack
7 21 (9.01%) Node.js
8 20 (8.58%) MS Exchange
9 19 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2010
10 18 (7.73%) WebLogic
10 18 (7.73%) IIS
11 17 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2007
12 14 (6.01%) Jetty
13 13 (5.58%) GlassFish
14 12 (5.15%) Mule
14 12 (5.15%) WildFly
15 11 (4.72%) Elasticsearch
15 11 (4.72%) WebSphere
15 11 (4.72%) Alfresco
Applications
1 20 (8.58%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.00%) MS Visio
2 7 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.15%) MS Project
4 2 (0.86%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.86%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (27.04%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (15.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (11.16%) Google Cloud Platform
4 22 (9.44%) PaaS
5 20 (8.58%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (8.15%) SaaS
7 16 (6.87%) IaaS
8 10 (4.29%) OpenShift
9 9 (3.86%) Office 365
10 4 (1.72%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.86%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 48 (20.60%) SAN
2 46 (19.74%) DNS
3 40 (17.17%) Firewall
4 37 (15.88%) DHCP
5 36 (15.45%) VPN
6 34 (14.59%) TCP/IP
7 31 (13.30%) LAN
8 25 (10.73%) VLAN
9 18 (7.73%) Reverse Proxy
9 18 (7.73%) NAS
9 18 (7.73%) WAN
10 16 (6.87%) Fibre Channel
11 15 (6.44%) DMZ
12 13 (5.58%) WLAN
12 13 (5.58%) HTTP
13 12 (5.15%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (4.29%) OpenLDAP
14 10 (4.29%) IPv6
14 10 (4.29%) MPLS
15 9 (3.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (26.18%) PostgreSQL
2 50 (21.46%) MongoDB
3 39 (16.74%) MySQL
4 25 (10.73%) Redis
5 20 (8.58%) SQL Server
6 19 (8.15%) NoSQL
7 9 (3.86%) Infinispan
7 9 (3.86%) Riak
7 9 (3.86%) InterSystems Cache
8 8 (3.43%) Big Data
9 7 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (3.00%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.15%) MariaDB
11 3 (1.29%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 64 (27.47%) Jenkins
2 48 (20.60%) Git (software)
3 34 (14.59%) Gerrit
4 33 (14.16%) Artifactory
5 28 (12.02%) SonarQube
6 24 (10.30%) JIRA
7 23 (9.87%) Selenium
7 23 (9.87%) JMeter
7 23 (9.87%) Gradle
8 22 (9.44%) Subversion
8 22 (9.44%) Maven
9 19 (8.15%) Mercurial
10 15 (6.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (4.29%) JUnit
11 10 (4.29%) Mocha
12 9 (3.86%) Jasmine
12 9 (3.86%) PhantomJS
12 9 (3.86%) Ant
12 9 (3.86%) TeamCity
13 6 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (13.73%) Finance
2 6 (2.58%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.15%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.29%) Marketing
5 2 (0.86%) Legal
5 2 (0.86%) Electronics
6 1 (0.43%) Back Office
6 1 (0.43%) Automotive
6 1 (0.43%) Advertising
6 1 (0.43%) Banking
6 1 (0.43%) Retail
6 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (16.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (12.02%) Architect
3 24 (10.30%) Administrator
4 20 (8.58%) Systems Administrator
5 18 (7.73%) Consultant
6 17 (7.30%) Windows Engineer
7 14 (6.01%) Analyst
8 13 (5.58%) Developer
9 12 (5.15%) Infrastructure Architect
10 10 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.29%) VMware Engineer
11 8 (3.43%) VMware Consultant
11 8 (3.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 8 (3.43%) Java Developer
11 8 (3.43%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 8 (3.43%) Windows Administrator
11 8 (3.43%) Senior Windows Administrator
11 8 (3.43%) Windows Systems Administrator
12 7 (3.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (21.03%) Web Services
2 24 (10.30%) LAMP
3 23 (9.87%) RabbitMQ
4 22 (9.44%) jQuery
5 21 (9.01%) J2EE
6 19 (8.15%) REST
7 18 (7.73%) HTML
8 13 (5.58%) .NET
8 13 (5.58%) CSS
8 13 (5.58%) Spring
8 13 (5.58%) HTML5
9 12 (5.15%) CSS3
9 12 (5.15%) Hibernate
9 12 (5.15%) AngularJS
9 12 (5.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (4.72%) Drools
11 10 (4.29%) Spring MVC
11 10 (4.29%) Apache Flex
11 10 (4.29%) JAX-RS
12 9 (3.86%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 43 (18.45%) Data Centre
2 24 (10.30%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (5.58%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (5.15%) Public Cloud
5 11 (4.72%) W3C
5 11 (4.72%) Clustering
6 7 (3.00%) Replication
6 7 (3.00%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.00%) PKI
7 6 (2.58%) EMC VNX
7 6 (2.58%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.15%) EMC VMAX
8 5 (2.15%) Tandem
9 4 (1.72%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.29%) EqualLogic
10 3 (1.29%) Life Science
10 3 (1.29%) HP Superdome
10 3 (1.29%) CLARiiON
10 3 (1.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 104 (44.64%) Windows
2 87 (37.34%) Linux
3 64 (27.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (17.60%) CentOS
5 32 (13.73%) Ubuntu
6 20 (8.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (7.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (6.44%) UNIX
9 9 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.43%) Solaris
11 5 (2.15%) Mac OS
11 5 (2.15%) SmartOS
11 5 (2.15%) CoreOS
12 4 (1.72%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.72%) HPUX
13 3 (1.29%) VMS
14 2 (0.86%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.43%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (29.61%) DevOps
2 56 (24.03%) Continuous Integration
3 51 (21.89%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (15.45%) Configuration Management
5 32 (13.73%) Open Source
6 31 (13.30%) ITIL
7 26 (11.16%) Scrum
8 24 (10.30%) SOA
8 24 (10.30%) Continuous Delivery
9 18 (7.73%) Service Delivery
9 18 (7.73%) OWASP
10 16 (6.87%) Unit Testing
11 12 (5.15%) BDD
11 12 (5.15%) Project Management
11 12 (5.15%) TDD
12 11 (4.72%) Migration
12 11 (4.72%) Load Balancing
12 11 (4.72%) Data Virtualisation
13 10 (4.29%) Microservices
13 10 (4.29%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 50 (21.46%) Python
2 43 (18.45%) Bash Shell
2 43 (18.45%) Java
3 42 (18.03%) Perl
4 40 (17.17%) SQL
4 40 (17.17%) Ruby
5 33 (14.16%) PHP
6 31 (13.30%) JavaScript
7 27 (11.59%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.43%) VBScript
9 5 (2.15%) C++
10 4 (1.72%) Korn
11 3 (1.29%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.29%) C#
12 1 (0.43%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (15.45%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.15%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (5.58%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (5.15%) VCAP
6 9 (3.86%) CCNA
7 8 (3.43%) MCSE
7 8 (3.43%) CCNP
8 7 (3.00%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.15%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 3 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (1.29%) CCA
12 2 (0.86%) CCIE
12 2 (0.86%) MCSA
12 2 (0.86%) VCDX
12 2 (0.86%) Degree
12 2 (0.86%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.15%) SLA
2 8 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.00%) QA
3 7 (3.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 116 (49.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 72 (30.90%) Active Directory
3 68 (29.18%) vSphere
4 34 (14.59%) Docker
5 29 (12.45%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (7.73%) Squid
7 14 (6.01%) Varnish
7 14 (6.01%) Hyper-V
8 12 (5.15%) XenApp
9 11 (4.72%) VMware ESX
10 7 (3.00%) LXC
10 7 (3.00%) KVM
11 5 (2.15%) Snort
11 5 (2.15%) iptables
11 5 (2.15%) Btrfs
11 5 (2.15%) XenServer
12 4 (1.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (1.29%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.86%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 95 (40.77%) Puppet
2 64 (27.47%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (18.03%) ZABBIX
4 36 (15.45%) Ansible
5 35 (15.02%) HAProxy
6 34 (14.59%) Rundeck
7 32 (13.73%) Kibana
8 31 (13.30%) logstash
9 30 (12.88%) Salt
10 21 (9.01%) vMotion
11 10 (4.29%) SCOM
12 7 (3.00%) SCCM
13 6 (2.58%) Vagrant
13 6 (2.58%) EMC VPLEX
14 5 (2.15%) Kubernetes
14 5 (2.15%) systemd
14 5 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (2.15%) CFEngine
14 5 (2.15%) Nessus
14 5 (2.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 193 (82.83%) VMware
2 58 (24.89%) Red Hat
3 52 (22.32%) Microsoft
4 35 (15.02%) HP
5 33 (14.16%) Cisco
6 27 (11.59%) Citrix
7 26 (11.16%) Google
8 22 (9.44%) Oracle
9 21 (9.01%) NetApp
10 17 (7.30%) Websense
11 14 (6.01%) EMC
12 12 (5.15%) Dell
13 11 (4.72%) IBM
13 11 (4.72%) Perforce
13 11 (4.72%) F5
13 11 (4.72%) Splunk
14 10 (4.29%) Pega
14 10 (4.29%) New Relic
15 9 (3.86%) 3PAR
15 9 (3.86%) Twitter
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