The table below looks at the statistics for vCloud skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vCloud over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vCloud Suite
Rank 557 530 563
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +33
Contract jobs citing vCloud 81 113 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 1.20% 1.89% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 73 44
Median daily rate £500 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £330 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £350 £403
% change year-on-year
+23.21% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
6738 5965 5534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.60% 10.63% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3370 2996
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 614 637
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

vCloud
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing vCloud as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vCloud within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -22 76 £500 +23.07% 17
London -18 50 £550 +22.22% 11
South East 0 10 £450 +26.76% 5
Croydon -12 7 £480 +12.94%
West Yorkshire +4 4 £388 +10.71%
Surrey +1 4 £439 - 2
East of England 0 4 £525 +50.00%
Yorkshire 0 4 £388 +10.71% 1
Leeds -3 4 £388 +10.71%
North West -5 4 £420 +20.00%
Ipswich - 4 £525 -
Woking - 4 £439 - 1
Suffolk - 4 £525 -
Scotland -22 3 £456 +17.74%
Harrow - 3 £500 -
Hampshire +7 2 £455 - 1
South West +3 2 £400 +6.66%
Berkshire -1 2 £513 +22.38% 1
Lancashire -2 2 £395 +12.85%
Cheshire - 2 £425 -
Warrington - 2 £425 -
City of London +27 1 £600 +9.09% 2
Edinburgh -3 1 £525 +35.48%
West Midlands -20 1 £400 -38.46%
Somerset - 1 £375 -
Birmingham - 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 £550 -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £388 -
Reading - 1 £575 -

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vCloud also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for vCloud.

1 126 (69.61%) VMware
2 90 (49.72%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (47.51%) Linux
4 81 (44.75%) DevOps
5 79 (43.65%) Microsoft Azure
6 76 (41.99%) VMware Infrastructure
7 75 (41.44%) Puppet
8 63 (34.81%) Ansible
8 63 (34.81%) Docker
9 62 (34.25%) Windows
10 50 (27.62%) vSphere
11 48 (26.52%) Data Centre
12 47 (25.97%) IaaS
12 47 (25.97%) Opscode Chef
12 47 (25.97%) Cisco
13 42 (23.20%) Red Hat
13 42 (23.20%) PaaS
14 41 (22.65%) SAN
14 41 (22.65%) Python
15 40 (22.10%) Kubernetes
16 37 (20.44%) Private Cloud
17 36 (19.89%) Jenkins
17 36 (19.89%) OpenStack
17 36 (19.89%) MySQL
17 36 (19.89%) CentOS
18 33 (18.23%) Bash Shell
19 32 (17.68%) Mesos
19 32 (17.68%) Agile Software Development
20 29 (16.02%) Sonatype Nexus
20 29 (16.02%) DNS

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (19.89%) OpenStack
2 26 (14.36%) Apache
3 19 (10.50%) Tomcat
4 18 (9.94%) nginx
5 12 (6.63%) JBoss
6 10 (5.52%) Mule ESB
7 8 (4.42%) MS Exchange
8 6 (3.31%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (2.76%) WebSphere
10 4 (2.21%) Confluence
10 4 (2.21%) IIS
11 3 (1.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.66%) WebLogic
12 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (1.66%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.66%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 90 (49.72%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (43.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (25.97%) IaaS
4 42 (23.20%) PaaS
5 15 (8.29%) SaaS
6 12 (6.63%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (6.08%) GitHub
8 6 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (3.31%) IBM PureFlex
9 5 (2.76%) Heroku
9 5 (2.76%) Office 365
10 3 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.10%) HP Helion
11 2 (1.10%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.55%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 41 (22.65%) SAN
2 29 (16.02%) DNS
3 28 (15.47%) Firewall
4 24 (13.26%) TCP/IP
5 23 (12.71%) VPN
6 22 (12.15%) Cisco Nexus
7 19 (10.50%) SSL
8 15 (8.29%) LAN
8 15 (8.29%) WAN
9 11 (6.08%) NAS
9 11 (6.08%) Reverse Proxy
10 10 (5.52%) DMZ
10 10 (5.52%) IPsec
11 9 (4.97%) DHCP
11 9 (4.97%) LDAP
12 6 (3.31%) Internet
12 6 (3.31%) MPLS
13 4 (2.21%) HTTP
13 4 (2.21%) OSPF
13 4 (2.21%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (19.89%) MySQL
2 24 (13.26%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (10.50%) MongoDB
4 11 (6.08%) NoSQL
4 11 (6.08%) Redis
5 9 (4.97%) Hadoop
6 8 (4.42%) SQL Server
7 5 (2.76%) Big Data
7 5 (2.76%) Neo4j
8 4 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.66%) Informix
9 3 (1.66%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.66%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.10%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.55%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 36 (19.89%) Jenkins
2 29 (16.02%) Sonatype Nexus
3 23 (12.71%) Git (software)
4 15 (8.29%) Artifactory
4 15 (8.29%) Gerrit
5 11 (6.08%) SonarQube
6 10 (5.52%) Mercurial
7 9 (4.97%) JIRA
8 8 (4.42%) TeamCity
9 5 (2.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (2.76%) Hudson
10 4 (2.21%) GitLab
10 4 (2.21%) Maven
10 4 (2.21%) Subversion
10 4 (2.21%) Travis CI
11 3 (1.66%) Ant
11 3 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.66%) Vagrant
12 2 (1.10%) MSI
12 2 (1.10%) Selenium
General
1 17 (9.39%) Finance
2 9 (4.97%) Retail
3 6 (3.31%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.76%) Banking
4 5 (2.76%) Games
4 5 (2.76%) Marketing
5 4 (2.21%) Legal
6 3 (1.66%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.55%) French Language
7 1 (0.55%) Front Office
7 1 (0.55%) German Language
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 59 (32.60%) DevOps Engineer
2 30 (16.57%) Senior DevOps
3 29 (16.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 23 (12.71%) Cloud Engineer
5 22 (12.15%) Architect
6 14 (7.73%) VMware Engineer
7 12 (6.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (6.63%) Linux Engineer
7 12 (6.63%) Platform Engineer
8 11 (6.08%) Applications Engineer
8 11 (6.08%) Senior Applications Engineer
8 11 (6.08%) Senior Platform Engineer
9 10 (5.52%) Consultant
10 9 (4.97%) Cloud Architect
10 9 (4.97%) Network Engineer
11 8 (4.42%) Contracts Manager
11 8 (4.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 7 (3.87%) Analyst
13 6 (3.31%) Infrastructure Architect
13 6 (3.31%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.71%) Web Services
2 21 (11.60%) RabbitMQ
3 17 (9.39%) LAMP
4 14 (7.73%) J2EE
5 12 (6.63%) LAPP Stack
5 12 (6.63%) LEMP Stack
6 6 (3.31%) REST
7 5 (2.76%) JSON
7 5 (2.76%) Node.js
8 4 (2.21%) Kafka
9 3 (1.66%) IBM Integration Bus
9 3 (1.66%) jQuery
9 3 (1.66%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (1.66%) XML
10 2 (1.10%) Middleware
10 2 (1.10%) RESTful
11 1 (0.55%) ELK Stack
11 1 (0.55%) JSON-LD
11 1 (0.55%) MCollective
11 1 (0.55%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 48 (26.52%) Data Centre
2 37 (20.44%) Private Cloud
3 11 (6.08%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (4.97%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (4.97%) VCE vBlock
5 8 (4.42%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.31%) EMC VNX
7 6 (3.31%) FlexPod
8 4 (2.21%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (2.21%) Replication
9 3 (1.66%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.66%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.66%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.66%) PKI
10 2 (1.10%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.55%) EqualLogic
11 1 (0.55%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 86 (47.51%) Linux
2 62 (34.25%) Windows
3 36 (19.89%) CentOS
4 22 (12.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (11.60%) Unix
5 21 (11.60%) Windows Server
6 13 (7.18%) Ubuntu
7 12 (6.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.21%) Solaris
10 3 (1.66%) CoreOS
10 3 (1.66%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.66%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.66%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.10%) AIX
11 2 (1.10%) HPUX
11 2 (1.10%) RancherOS
11 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.55%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.55%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (44.75%) DevOps
2 32 (17.68%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (15.47%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (12.15%) Continuous Delivery
5 21 (11.60%) Configuration Management
6 18 (9.94%) Open Source
7 16 (8.84%) ITIL
8 14 (7.73%) Scrum
9 12 (6.63%) High Availability
10 11 (6.08%) Migration
10 11 (6.08%) OWASP
11 8 (4.42%) Converged Infrastructure
11 8 (4.42%) Network Design
11 8 (4.42%) Programme Management
11 8 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (3.87%) E-Commerce
12 7 (3.87%) SOA
12 7 (3.87%) Virtual Environments
13 6 (3.31%) ITSM
13 6 (3.31%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 41 (22.65%) Python
2 33 (18.23%) Bash Shell
3 24 (13.26%) Perl
3 24 (13.26%) Ruby
4 20 (11.05%) Java
5 19 (10.50%) PHP
6 18 (9.94%) PowerShell
7 9 (4.97%) SQL
8 8 (4.42%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.76%) C
10 4 (2.21%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.66%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.55%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 21 (11.60%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.84%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (8.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (7.18%) SC Cleared
5 12 (6.63%) CCNP
6 11 (6.08%) VCAP
7 6 (3.31%) Degree
8 5 (2.76%) CCNA
9 4 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (2.21%) RHCE
10 3 (1.66%) MCSE
10 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.10%) BC Cleared
11 2 (1.10%) VCP5
12 1 (0.55%) CCIE
12 1 (0.55%) CCSP
12 1 (0.55%) EMC Certification
12 1 (0.55%) NCDA
12 1 (0.55%) VCP4
12 1 (0.55%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 76 (41.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (34.81%) Docker
3 50 (27.62%) vSphere
4 24 (13.26%) Active Directory
5 19 (10.50%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (6.08%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (5.52%) VMware ESX
8 9 (4.97%) Hyper-V
8 9 (4.97%) KVM
9 6 (3.31%) Firmware
10 5 (2.76%) LXC
11 4 (2.21%) NFS
11 4 (2.21%) Xen
12 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (1.10%) DFS Replication
13 2 (1.10%) GlusterFS
13 2 (1.10%) pfSense
13 2 (1.10%) Squid
13 2 (1.10%) UAG
Systems Management
1 75 (41.44%) Puppet
2 63 (34.81%) Ansible
3 47 (25.97%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (22.10%) Kubernetes
5 32 (17.68%) Mesos
6 20 (11.05%) logstash
7 17 (9.39%) Salt
8 16 (8.84%) Terraform
8 16 (8.84%) ZABBIX
9 15 (8.29%) Kibana
10 13 (7.18%) HAProxy
10 13 (7.18%) Rundeck
10 13 (7.18%) vRealize
11 12 (6.63%) Nagios
12 7 (3.87%) SCCM
13 6 (3.31%) SCOM
13 6 (3.31%) Zenoss
14 5 (2.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 5 (2.76%) OpenView
15 4 (2.21%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 126 (69.61%) VMware
2 47 (25.97%) Cisco
3 42 (23.20%) Red Hat
4 22 (12.15%) Microsoft
5 19 (10.50%) EMC
6 13 (7.18%) Google
7 12 (6.63%) HP
8 11 (6.08%) Black Duck
8 11 (6.08%) Sonatype
8 11 (6.08%) Veracode
9 10 (5.52%) Oracle
10 9 (4.97%) Dell
10 9 (4.97%) NetApp
11 8 (4.42%) Citrix
11 8 (4.42%) Palo Alto
12 7 (3.87%) Veeam
13 6 (3.31%) Fortinet
13 6 (3.31%) IBM
14 3 (1.66%) Isilon
14 3 (1.66%) Opsware
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