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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vCloud
Rank 495 534 578
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +44
Contract jobs citing vCloud 101 48 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.091% 0.031%
As % of the System Software category 1.87% 0.95% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 29 11
Average daily rate
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£440 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £344 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £450 £429
% change year-on-year
-10.55% +4.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.91 £50.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-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
5399 5049 4846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.57% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3016 2676 2344
Average daily rate £338 £338 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 655 561 592
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 September 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 September 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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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 +32 96 £450 -5.26% 17
London +50 65 £450 -18.18% 3
South East +12 27 £425 -5.55% 6
Hampshire - 18 £450 - 5
City of London +21 6 £475 +22.58% 2
Hertfordshire - 5 - - 1
East of England - 5 - - 1
Farnborough - 5 - - 2
Scotland -13 4 £348 +26.54% 2
Surrey - 2 £438 - 1
Nottingham +15 1 £338 -
Nottinghamshire +14 1 £338 -
East Midlands +7 1 £338 - 1
South West -23 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £500 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Staines - 1 £550 -
Watford - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Slough - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 3
Marlow - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Chelmsford - - - -

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 130 (77.38%) VMware
2 95 (56.55%) Linux
3 91 (54.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 84 (50.00%) Puppet
5 82 (48.81%) DevOps
6 76 (45.24%) vSphere
7 61 (36.31%) Windows
8 51 (30.36%) Python
9 46 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
10 44 (26.19%) Java
10 44 (26.19%) Opscode Chef
11 40 (23.81%) Active Directory
11 40 (23.81%) Red Hat
12 38 (22.62%) Jenkins
13 37 (22.02%) PowerShell
14 36 (21.43%) Oracle
14 36 (21.43%) Amazon EC2
15 35 (20.83%) OpenStack
16 34 (20.24%) HP
16 34 (20.24%) Microsoft
16 34 (20.24%) CentOS
17 33 (19.64%) Amazon AWS
18 32 (19.05%) UNIX
18 32 (19.05%) IBM
19 31 (18.45%) EMC
19 31 (18.45%) Security Cleared
20 30 (17.86%) Maven
20 30 (17.86%) F5
21 29 (17.26%) Windows Server 2008
21 29 (17.26%) Open Source

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 35 (20.83%) OpenStack
2 28 (16.67%) Apache
3 24 (14.29%) WebLogic
4 23 (13.69%) WebSphere
5 20 (11.90%) Tomcat
6 10 (5.95%) MS Exchange
7 9 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (4.76%) Node.js
9 6 (3.57%) IIS
9 6 (3.57%) SharePoint
9 6 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (1.79%) MQSeries
12 2 (1.19%) SAS
12 2 (1.19%) nginx
12 2 (1.19%) Confluence
13 1 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.60%) Apache ServiceMix
13 1 (0.60%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 12 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.79%) MS Office
3 2 (1.19%) MS Project
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 36 (21.43%) Amazon EC2
2 33 (19.64%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.55%) Amazon S3
3 11 (6.55%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (4.17%) IaaS
5 3 (1.79%) GitHub
6 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.19%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.19%) Heroku
6 2 (1.19%) PaaS
7 1 (0.60%) SaaS
7 1 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 29 (17.26%) DNS
2 24 (14.29%) SAN
3 23 (13.69%) Firewall
4 19 (11.31%) Internet
5 15 (8.93%) TCP/IP
6 14 (8.33%) SNMP
6 14 (8.33%) FCoE
7 13 (7.74%) VLAN
7 13 (7.74%) iSCSI
8 12 (7.14%) VPN
9 11 (6.55%) NAS
9 11 (6.55%) Fibre Channel
9 11 (6.55%) DHCP
10 10 (5.95%) Multicast
11 5 (2.98%) SSL
12 3 (1.79%) HTTP
12 3 (1.79%) LDAP
12 3 (1.79%) DMZ
13 2 (1.19%) VoIP
14 1 (0.60%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 24 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 20 (11.90%) SQL Server
3 18 (10.71%) Apache Cassandra
4 15 (8.93%) Oracle Exadata
5 11 (6.55%) MySQL
6 8 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.98%) Redis
8 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.60%) Big Data
11 1 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 38 (22.62%) Jenkins
2 30 (17.86%) Maven
3 27 (16.07%) Git (software)
4 17 (10.12%) JIRA
5 14 (8.33%) RSpec
6 13 (7.74%) Subversion
7 11 (6.55%) Mercurial
7 11 (6.55%) Gerrit
8 9 (5.36%) Ant
9 8 (4.76%) AnthillPro
9 8 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (4.76%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.38%) Selenium
11 3 (1.79%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.79%) Mockito
11 3 (1.79%) Artifactory
11 3 (1.79%) Grunt
11 3 (1.79%) JMeter
12 2 (1.19%) Eclipse
12 2 (1.19%) JUnit
General
1 21 (12.50%) Finance
2 9 (5.36%) Financial Institution
3 8 (4.76%) Publishing
4 7 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.98%) Games
6 2 (1.19%) Local Government
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.60%) Billing
7 1 (0.60%) French Language
Job Titles
1 41 (24.40%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (16.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 24 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (10.12%) Cloud Engineer
5 16 (9.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 14 (8.33%) Consultant
7 11 (6.55%) Architect
8 10 (5.95%) Wintel Engineer
9 9 (5.36%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 9 (5.36%) Developer
10 6 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (3.57%) Deployment Manager
10 6 (3.57%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 6 (3.57%) VMware Engineer
11 5 (2.98%) VMware Consultant
12 4 (2.38%) Virtualisation Consultant
12 4 (2.38%) VMware Specialist
13 3 (1.79%) VMware Architect
13 3 (1.79%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.10%) Web Services
2 19 (11.31%) Middleware
3 15 (8.93%) WebSphere MQ
4 10 (5.95%) J2EE
5 9 (5.36%) .NET
6 7 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (2.98%) RESTful
7 5 (2.98%) JSON
8 4 (2.38%) SOAP
8 4 (2.38%) jQuery
8 4 (2.38%) LAMP
9 3 (1.79%) PostGIS
9 3 (1.79%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.79%) Ajax
9 3 (1.79%) Spring MVC
9 3 (1.79%) Spring
9 3 (1.79%) JPA
9 3 (1.79%) CSS
9 3 (1.79%) JTS
10 2 (1.19%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.26%) Open Source
2 24 (14.29%) Clustering
3 15 (8.93%) Computer Science
4 11 (6.55%) Client/Server
5 9 (5.36%) Hedge funds
6 8 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.98%) Online Games
7 5 (2.98%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.38%) Spread Betting
8 4 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.79%) Linked Data
9 3 (1.79%) Replication
10 2 (1.19%) PKI
10 2 (1.19%) EqualLogic
11 1 (0.60%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.60%) e-Health
11 1 (0.60%) FMCG
11 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 95 (56.55%) Linux
2 61 (36.31%) Windows
3 34 (20.24%) CentOS
4 32 (19.05%) UNIX
5 29 (17.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (10.12%) Ubuntu
7 15 (8.93%) SELinux
7 15 (8.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (7.14%) Oracle Linux
9 9 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (4.17%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.19%) HPUX
13 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.60%) SUSE
13 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (48.81%) DevOps
2 46 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (15.48%) Scrum
4 25 (14.88%) SOA
5 22 (13.10%) ITIL
5 22 (13.10%) Kanban
6 20 (11.90%) Service Delivery
6 20 (11.90%) Load Balancing
7 16 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (8.33%) High Availability
9 13 (7.74%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (6.55%) ITSM
11 10 (5.95%) Configuration Management
11 10 (5.95%) Service Management
12 9 (5.36%) Migration
13 8 (4.76%) ETL
13 8 (4.76%) Mentoring
14 7 (4.17%) TDD
14 7 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
15 6 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 51 (30.36%) Python
2 44 (26.19%) Java
3 37 (22.02%) PowerShell
4 28 (16.67%) Ruby
5 27 (16.07%) Bash Shell
6 22 (13.10%) JavaScript
7 21 (12.50%) Perl
8 15 (8.93%) SQL
9 10 (5.95%) VB
9 10 (5.95%) VBA
10 8 (4.76%) PHP
10 8 (4.76%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.79%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.19%) Haskell
12 2 (1.19%) Erlang
12 2 (1.19%) XPath
12 2 (1.19%) Golang
12 2 (1.19%) Clojure
13 1 (0.60%) VBScript
13 1 (0.60%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (18.45%) Security Cleared
2 23 (13.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 18 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 18 (10.71%) VCAP
4 10 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (5.95%) MCSE
5 9 (5.36%) VCDX
6 8 (4.76%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.98%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.79%) Degree
8 3 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.79%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (1.79%) CCNA
9 2 (1.19%) RHCE
9 2 (1.19%) MCTS
9 2 (1.19%) MCITP
10 1 (0.60%) VCP4
10 1 (0.60%) VCP5
10 1 (0.60%) CCA
10 1 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.55%) SLA
2 2 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 91 (54.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 76 (45.24%) vSphere
3 40 (23.81%) Active Directory
4 24 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 16 (9.52%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (5.95%) NFS
7 5 (2.98%) VirtualBox
7 5 (2.98%) Hyper-V
7 5 (2.98%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.79%) XenApp
8 3 (1.79%) XenServer
8 3 (1.79%) Docker
9 2 (1.19%) MetaFrame
9 2 (1.19%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.19%) Postfix
10 1 (0.60%) VMFS
10 1 (0.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 84 (50.00%) Puppet
2 44 (26.19%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (11.90%) ZABBIX
4 19 (11.31%) SCCM
5 17 (10.12%) Nagios
6 16 (9.52%) Ansible
7 15 (8.93%) Kibana
8 14 (8.33%) Zenoss
8 14 (8.33%) Vagrant
9 13 (7.74%) Graylog2
10 10 (5.95%) NetBackup
10 10 (5.95%) EMC NetWorker
11 8 (4.76%) Backup Exec
12 7 (4.17%) SCOM
12 7 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (1.79%) SCOrch
13 3 (1.79%) Salt
13 3 (1.79%) HP Data Protector
14 2 (1.19%) logstash
14 2 (1.19%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 130 (77.38%) VMware
2 40 (23.81%) Red Hat
3 36 (21.43%) Oracle
4 34 (20.24%) HP
4 34 (20.24%) Microsoft
5 32 (19.05%) IBM
6 31 (18.45%) EMC
7 30 (17.86%) F5
8 19 (11.31%) Sophos
9 18 (10.71%) Cisco
10 16 (9.52%) Perforce
11 15 (8.93%) Citrix
12 14 (8.33%) Websense
13 13 (7.74%) Splunk
14 10 (5.95%) Symantec
15 8 (4.76%) Remedy
16 7 (4.17%) PlateSpin
17 6 (3.57%) NetApp
17 6 (3.57%) Rackspace
18 5 (2.98%) Acronis
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