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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vCloud
Rank 486 524 557
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +33
Contract jobs citing vCloud 135 87 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.16% 0.043%
As % of the System Software category 2.41% 1.65% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 47 15
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£400 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £346 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £376 £406
% change year-on-year
-6.97% -7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.50 - -
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
5607 5266 5034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.86% 9.64% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3207 2901 2540
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 619 628
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £28.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +11 121 £400 -4.47% 21
London -9 60 £450 +1.12% 7
South East -1 22 £350 -2.09% 2
East of England +14 16 £419 -1.47% 1
Hertfordshire +11 16 £419 - 1
Yorkshire - 15 £350 - 1
West Yorkshire - 14 £350 -
Brighton - 13 £340 -
Leeds - 13 £350 -
East Sussex - 13 £330 -
Croydon - 11 £444 -
Scotland -3 9 £388 -8.82% 1
Edinburgh - 9 £388 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £350 -
North East - 8 £350 -
City of London -15 5 £550 +22.22% 3
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £425 -
North West -23 4 £350 -17.64% 1
Stevenage - 3 £350 -
Blackpool - 3 £350 -
Burnley - 3 £350 -
Lancashire - 3 £350 -
Berkshire +6 2 £419 -
Bristol -2 2 £600 - 3
South West -8 2 £600 +54.83% 9
Hampshire -15 2 - - 2
West Sussex - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £825 -
Birmingham - 2 £825 -

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 197 (83.47%) VMware
2 121 (51.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (43.22%) Windows
4 89 (37.71%) Puppet
5 85 (36.02%) vSphere
6 76 (32.20%) Linux
7 70 (29.66%) DevOps
8 67 (28.39%) Active Directory
9 61 (25.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 60 (25.42%) Amazon AWS
10 60 (25.42%) Opscode Chef
11 54 (22.88%) Jenkins
11 54 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
12 51 (21.61%) Python
12 51 (21.61%) Git (software)
13 48 (20.34%) Microsoft
14 47 (19.92%) Red Hat
14 47 (19.92%) Java
15 46 (19.49%) DNS
15 46 (19.49%) PostgreSQL
15 46 (19.49%) Continuous Integration
16 45 (19.07%) SAN
16 45 (19.07%) Perl
17 41 (17.37%) ZABBIX
17 41 (17.37%) Web Services
17 41 (17.37%) JBoss
17 41 (17.37%) VPN
17 41 (17.37%) Cisco
18 40 (16.95%) Ruby
19 39 (16.53%) TCP/IP

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 41 (17.37%) JBoss
2 38 (16.10%) Apache
3 34 (14.41%) Tomcat
4 31 (13.14%) nginx
5 28 (11.86%) OpenStack
6 24 (10.17%) IIS
7 22 (9.32%) Mule ESB
8 19 (8.05%) MS Exchange
9 18 (7.63%) WebLogic
9 18 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2010
10 17 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2007
11 16 (6.78%) Confluence
12 14 (5.93%) Node.js
13 12 (5.08%) Jetty
13 12 (5.08%) WebSphere
14 11 (4.66%) GlassFish
15 9 (3.81%) SharePoint
15 9 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (3.39%) WildFly
16 8 (3.39%) Mule
Applications
1 21 (8.90%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.39%) MS Visio
2 8 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.12%) MS Project
4 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.97%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (25.42%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (12.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (9.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 22 (9.32%) PaaS
5 19 (8.05%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (8.05%) SaaS
5 19 (8.05%) IaaS
6 9 (3.81%) Office 365
7 8 (3.39%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.69%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.85%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 46 (19.49%) DNS
2 45 (19.07%) SAN
3 41 (17.37%) VPN
4 39 (16.53%) TCP/IP
4 39 (16.53%) DHCP
5 36 (15.25%) Firewall
6 30 (12.71%) LAN
7 25 (10.59%) VLAN
8 17 (7.20%) NAS
8 17 (7.20%) WAN
9 16 (6.78%) Fibre Channel
10 15 (6.36%) Reverse Proxy
11 13 (5.51%) WLAN
12 12 (5.08%) DMZ
12 12 (5.08%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (4.24%) Network Security
13 10 (4.24%) Internet
13 10 (4.24%) MPLS
13 10 (4.24%) SSL
14 8 (3.39%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (19.49%) PostgreSQL
2 39 (16.53%) MongoDB
3 33 (13.98%) MySQL
4 25 (10.59%) SQL Server
5 22 (9.32%) Redis
6 18 (7.63%) NoSQL
7 13 (5.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (3.81%) Big Data
9 7 (2.97%) Riak
9 7 (2.97%) InterSystems Cache
9 7 (2.97%) Infinispan
9 7 (2.97%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.27%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.85%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 54 (22.88%) Jenkins
2 51 (21.61%) Git (software)
3 29 (12.29%) Gerrit
4 26 (11.02%) Artifactory
4 26 (11.02%) Subversion
5 23 (9.75%) SonarQube
6 19 (8.05%) Maven
7 17 (7.20%) JIRA
8 16 (6.78%) Selenium
8 16 (6.78%) JMeter
8 16 (6.78%) Gradle
8 16 (6.78%) Mercurial
9 12 (5.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (3.81%) TeamCity
11 8 (3.39%) Ant
11 8 (3.39%) JUnit
11 8 (3.39%) Mocha
12 6 (2.54%) Jasmine
12 6 (2.54%) PhantomJS
13 5 (2.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (11.86%) Finance
2 4 (1.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.27%) Marketing
3 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.85%) Electronics
5 1 (0.42%) Back Office
5 1 (0.42%) Automotive
5 1 (0.42%) Legal
5 1 (0.42%) Advertising
5 1 (0.42%) Banking
5 1 (0.42%) Retail
5 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (17.80%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (12.29%) Architect
3 26 (11.02%) Administrator
4 25 (10.59%) Consultant
5 19 (8.05%) Systems Administrator
6 16 (6.78%) Windows Engineer
7 14 (5.93%) VMware Consultant
8 13 (5.51%) Analyst
8 13 (5.51%) Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (4.66%) VMware Engineer
9 11 (4.66%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 9 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (3.39%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 8 (3.39%) VMWare Administrator
12 7 (2.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 7 (2.97%) Developer
12 7 (2.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (2.97%) Project Manager
12 7 (2.97%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.37%) Web Services
2 21 (8.90%) LAMP
2 21 (8.90%) RabbitMQ
3 19 (8.05%) .NET
4 18 (7.63%) J2EE
5 15 (6.36%) jQuery
6 14 (5.93%) REST
7 12 (5.08%) HTML
8 9 (3.81%) Drools
8 9 (3.81%) HTML5
8 9 (3.81%) CSS
8 9 (3.81%) Spring
9 8 (3.39%) Hibernate
9 8 (3.39%) CSS3
9 8 (3.39%) Spring MVC
9 8 (3.39%) Apache Flex
9 8 (3.39%) AngularJS
9 8 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (3.39%) JAX-RS
10 7 (2.97%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 37 (15.68%) Data Centre
2 24 (10.17%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (8.90%) Hybrid Cloud
4 13 (5.51%) Public Cloud
5 10 (4.24%) Replication
6 8 (3.39%) Client/Server
6 8 (3.39%) Clustering
6 8 (3.39%) PKI
6 8 (3.39%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.97%) FlexPod
7 7 (2.97%) W3C
8 6 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.12%) EMC VNX
10 4 (1.69%) EMC VMAX
10 4 (1.69%) CLARiiON
11 3 (1.27%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.27%) Tandem
11 3 (1.27%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.27%) HP Superdome
11 3 (1.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 102 (43.22%) Windows
2 76 (32.20%) Linux
3 61 (25.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (14.83%) CentOS
5 28 (11.86%) Ubuntu
6 17 (7.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (6.36%) UNIX
8 7 (2.97%) Data ONTAP
9 6 (2.54%) Solaris
9 6 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.69%) HPUX
11 3 (1.27%) VMS
11 3 (1.27%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.27%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.85%) SmartOS
12 2 (0.85%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.85%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.42%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (29.66%) DevOps
2 54 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (19.49%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (15.68%) ITIL
5 35 (14.83%) Configuration Management
6 29 (12.29%) Scrum
7 28 (11.86%) Open Source
8 25 (10.59%) Service Delivery
8 25 (10.59%) Continuous Delivery
9 24 (10.17%) SOA
10 17 (7.20%) Load Balancing
11 15 (6.36%) OWASP
12 13 (5.51%) Validation
13 12 (5.08%) Project Management
14 11 (4.66%) Service Management
15 10 (4.24%) Migration
15 10 (4.24%) Analytics
15 10 (4.24%) Unit Testing
16 9 (3.81%) Data Virtualisation
16 9 (3.81%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 51 (21.61%) Python
2 47 (19.92%) Java
3 45 (19.07%) Perl
4 40 (16.95%) Ruby
5 37 (15.68%) Bash Shell
6 36 (15.25%) PHP
6 36 (15.25%) SQL
7 29 (12.29%) PowerShell
8 23 (9.75%) JavaScript
9 7 (2.97%) VBScript
10 4 (1.69%) Korn
11 3 (1.27%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.27%) C++
12 2 (0.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (13.56%) Security Cleared
2 22 (9.32%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (5.51%) VCAP
5 11 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (3.81%) CCNP
7 8 (3.39%) CCNA
7 8 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (2.12%) MCSE
8 5 (2.12%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 5 (2.12%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 3 (1.27%) CCA
9 3 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.85%) CCIE
10 2 (0.85%) VCDX
10 2 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.85%) Degree
10 2 (0.85%) MCSA
10 2 (0.85%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.90%) SLA
2 10 (4.24%) QA
3 8 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 121 (51.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (36.02%) vSphere
3 67 (28.39%) Active Directory
4 28 (11.86%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (11.44%) Docker
6 17 (7.20%) Hyper-V
7 11 (4.66%) Squid
8 10 (4.24%) XenApp
9 9 (3.81%) Varnish
9 9 (3.81%) VMware ESX
10 6 (2.54%) XenServer
11 4 (1.69%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (1.69%) LXC
11 4 (1.69%) KVM
12 3 (1.27%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.85%) Snort
13 2 (0.85%) iptables
13 2 (0.85%) Btrfs
Systems Management
1 89 (37.71%) Puppet
2 60 (25.42%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (17.37%) ZABBIX
4 30 (12.71%) Kibana
4 30 (12.71%) Rundeck
5 28 (11.86%) Ansible
6 27 (11.44%) HAProxy
7 25 (10.59%) Salt
8 22 (9.32%) logstash
9 18 (7.63%) vMotion
10 9 (3.81%) SCOM
11 6 (2.54%) SCCM
11 6 (2.54%) Vagrant
12 5 (2.12%) EMC VPLEX
13 4 (1.69%) Legato
13 4 (1.69%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (1.27%) Nagios
14 3 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (1.27%) Red Hat Satellite
15 2 (0.85%) Graylog
Vendors
1 197 (83.47%) VMware
2 48 (20.34%) Microsoft
3 47 (19.92%) Red Hat
4 41 (17.37%) Cisco
5 31 (13.14%) NetApp
6 30 (12.71%) HP
7 24 (10.17%) Citrix
8 23 (9.75%) Google
9 22 (9.32%) Oracle
10 19 (8.05%) Perforce
11 16 (6.78%) New Relic
11 16 (6.78%) Websense
12 15 (6.36%) Juniper
12 15 (6.36%) EMC
13 13 (5.51%) Brocade
14 12 (5.08%) F5
14 12 (5.08%) Splunk
14 12 (5.08%) IBM
15 11 (4.66%) Dell
15 11 (4.66%) AppDynamics
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