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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vCloud
Rank 511 544 572
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +28
Contract jobs citing vCloud 102 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.057% 0.038%
As % of the System Software category 1.92% 0.59% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 22 15
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.23% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £350 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
5317 5084 4820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.55% 9.65% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2984 2628 2333
Average daily rate £325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 581 588
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
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 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +54 98 £425 -22.72% 7
London +60 70 £445 -25.83% 1
South East +9 25 £400 -11.11% 3
Hampshire - 19 £400 - 2
City of London +24 8 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
East of England - 3 - -
Farnborough - 3 - -
Brighton -4 2 - -
East Sussex -6 2 - -
South West -32 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £338 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £338 -
Nottingham - 1 £338 -
Reading - 1 - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Staines - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 134 (77.46%) VMware
2 95 (54.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (53.76%) Linux
4 83 (47.98%) Puppet
5 81 (46.82%) DevOps
6 79 (45.66%) vSphere
7 72 (41.62%) Windows
8 51 (29.48%) Python
9 48 (27.75%) Opscode Chef
10 47 (27.17%) PowerShell
11 43 (24.86%) Java
12 42 (24.28%) HP
13 39 (22.54%) Active Directory
13 39 (22.54%) Microsoft
14 38 (21.97%) Oracle
15 37 (21.39%) Jenkins
15 37 (21.39%) F5
16 36 (20.81%) UNIX
17 35 (20.23%) Amazon EC2
18 34 (19.65%) OpenStack
18 34 (19.65%) Security Cleared
19 33 (19.08%) Windows Server 2008
19 33 (19.08%) Red Hat
20 31 (17.92%) CentOS
21 30 (17.34%) Maven
21 30 (17.34%) IBM
21 30 (17.34%) Amazon AWS
22 29 (16.76%) EMC
22 29 (16.76%) SAN
22 29 (16.76%) DNS

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 34 (19.65%) OpenStack
2 24 (13.87%) WebLogic
3 23 (13.29%) WebSphere
4 22 (12.72%) Apache
5 19 (10.98%) Tomcat
6 8 (4.62%) Node.js
6 8 (4.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (4.05%) MS Exchange
7 7 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.89%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.31%) IIS
10 3 (1.73%) MQSeries
10 3 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.16%) nginx
11 2 (1.16%) Confluence
11 2 (1.16%) SAS
12 1 (0.58%) MediaWiki
12 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.58%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 13 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.73%) MS Office
3 2 (1.16%) MS Project
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 35 (20.23%) Amazon EC2
2 30 (17.34%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (7.51%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (6.36%) Amazon S3
5 6 (3.47%) IaaS
6 4 (2.31%) GitHub
7 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.16%) Google App Engine
7 2 (1.16%) Heroku
8 1 (0.58%) PaaS
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 29 (16.76%) DNS
1 29 (16.76%) SAN
2 21 (12.14%) Firewall
3 17 (9.83%) Internet
3 17 (9.83%) TCP/IP
4 14 (8.09%) SNMP
4 14 (8.09%) iSCSI
4 14 (8.09%) FCoE
5 13 (7.51%) VLAN
6 12 (6.94%) Fibre Channel
6 12 (6.94%) DHCP
7 11 (6.36%) VPN
7 11 (6.36%) NAS
8 10 (5.78%) Multicast
9 6 (3.47%) HTTP
10 5 (2.89%) SSL
11 3 (1.73%) DMZ
11 3 (1.73%) LDAP
12 2 (1.16%) VoIP
13 1 (0.58%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.14%) SQL Server
1 21 (12.14%) MongoDB
1 21 (12.14%) NoSQL
2 16 (9.25%) Apache Cassandra
3 13 (7.51%) Oracle Exadata
3 13 (7.51%) MySQL
4 10 (5.78%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.31%) Redis
6 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.73%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.58%) Big Data
9 1 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 37 (21.39%) Jenkins
2 30 (17.34%) Maven
3 26 (15.03%) Git (software)
4 18 (10.40%) JIRA
5 14 (8.09%) Subversion
6 13 (7.51%) RSpec
7 12 (6.94%) Gerrit
7 12 (6.94%) Mercurial
8 11 (6.36%) Ant
9 10 (5.78%) AnthillPro
9 10 (5.78%) TeamCity
9 10 (5.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.31%) Selenium
11 3 (1.73%) Mockito
11 3 (1.73%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.73%) Grunt
12 2 (1.16%) Artifactory
12 2 (1.16%) JUnit
12 2 (1.16%) JMeter
13 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
General
1 24 (13.87%) Finance
2 9 (5.20%) Financial Institution
2 9 (5.20%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.62%) Publishing
4 6 (3.47%) Games
5 2 (1.16%) Local Government
6 1 (0.58%) French Language
6 1 (0.58%) Billing
6 1 (0.58%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 39 (22.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (15.03%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 23 (13.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (9.83%) Cloud Engineer
5 14 (8.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 14 (8.09%) Consultant
6 12 (6.94%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 12 (6.94%) Wintel Engineer
7 10 (5.78%) VMware Engineer
8 9 (5.20%) Developer
8 9 (5.20%) Architect
9 8 (4.62%) Deployment Manager
10 5 (2.89%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (2.89%) VMware Consultant
10 5 (2.89%) Senior Cloud Engineer
11 4 (2.31%) VMware Specialist
11 4 (2.31%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (2.31%) Virtualisation Consultant
12 3 (1.73%) Analyst
12 3 (1.73%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.72%) Web Services
2 17 (9.83%) Middleware
3 13 (7.51%) WebSphere MQ
4 11 (6.36%) .NET
4 11 (6.36%) J2EE
5 6 (3.47%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (2.89%) RESTful
6 5 (2.89%) JSON
6 5 (2.89%) LAMP
7 4 (2.31%) SOAP
7 4 (2.31%) jQuery
8 3 (1.73%) JPA
8 3 (1.73%) Spring MVC
8 3 (1.73%) PostGIS
8 3 (1.73%) CSS
8 3 (1.73%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.73%) Spring
8 3 (1.73%) Ajax
8 3 (1.73%) JTS
9 2 (1.16%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.61%) Open Source
2 23 (13.29%) Clustering
3 13 (7.51%) Computer Science
4 11 (6.36%) Client/Server
5 9 (5.20%) Hedge funds
6 6 (3.47%) Online Games
7 4 (2.31%) Spread Betting
8 3 (1.73%) Linked Data
8 3 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.73%) Replication
8 3 (1.73%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.16%) PKI
9 2 (1.16%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.58%) FMCG
10 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.58%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 93 (53.76%) Linux
2 72 (41.62%) Windows
3 36 (20.81%) UNIX
4 33 (19.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (17.92%) CentOS
6 16 (9.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (9.25%) Ubuntu
7 13 (7.51%) SELinux
8 10 (5.78%) Oracle Linux
9 9 (5.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (5.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.89%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.73%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.58%) SUSE
12 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (46.82%) DevOps
2 27 (15.61%) SOA
2 27 (15.61%) Scrum
3 24 (13.87%) ITIL
4 20 (11.56%) Kanban
5 19 (10.98%) Load Balancing
5 19 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (10.40%) Service Delivery
7 15 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (8.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (6.94%) High Availability
9 12 (6.94%) Configuration Management
10 11 (6.36%) ITSM
11 10 (5.78%) Service Management
11 10 (5.78%) ETL
12 8 (4.62%) Migration
13 7 (4.05%) TDD
14 6 (3.47%) Software Engineering
14 6 (3.47%) Validation
14 6 (3.47%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (29.48%) Python
2 47 (27.17%) PowerShell
3 43 (24.86%) Java
4 29 (16.76%) Ruby
5 27 (15.61%) Bash Shell
6 21 (12.14%) Perl
7 20 (11.56%) JavaScript
7 20 (11.56%) SQL
8 11 (6.36%) VB
9 10 (5.78%) VBA
9 10 (5.78%) PL/SQL
10 9 (5.20%) PHP
11 3 (1.73%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.16%) XPath
12 2 (1.16%) Haskell
12 2 (1.16%) Erlang
12 2 (1.16%) C
12 2 (1.16%) VBScript
12 2 (1.16%) Clojure
12 2 (1.16%) Golang
Qualifications
1 34 (19.65%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 21 (12.14%) SC Cleared
4 17 (9.83%) VCAP
5 14 (8.09%) MCSE
5 14 (8.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (5.20%) VCDX
7 8 (4.62%) DV Cleared
8 7 (4.05%) MCITP
9 6 (3.47%) MCTS
10 5 (2.89%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (2.89%) BC Cleared
11 4 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (2.31%) CCNA
12 2 (1.16%) Degree
12 2 (1.16%) VCP4
12 2 (1.16%) VCP5
13 1 (0.58%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.36%) SLA
2 3 (1.73%) QA
System Software
1 95 (54.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (45.66%) vSphere
3 39 (22.54%) Active Directory
4 19 (10.98%) VMware ESX
5 14 (8.09%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (5.78%) NFS
7 8 (4.62%) Hyper-V
8 7 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (3.47%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.89%) XenServer
11 4 (2.31%) VirtualBox
12 3 (1.73%) XenApp
13 2 (1.16%) MetaFrame
13 2 (1.16%) Terminal Services
13 2 (1.16%) Docker
14 1 (0.58%) VMFS
14 1 (0.58%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 1 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.58%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 83 (47.98%) Puppet
2 48 (27.75%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (12.72%) SCCM
4 17 (9.83%) ZABBIX
5 16 (9.25%) Nagios
6 15 (8.67%) Ansible
7 14 (8.09%) SCOM
8 13 (7.51%) Vagrant
8 13 (7.51%) Kibana
9 12 (6.94%) Zenoss
10 11 (6.36%) Graylog2
11 10 (5.78%) EMC NetWorker
11 10 (5.78%) NetBackup
12 8 (4.62%) Backup Exec
13 5 (2.89%) HP Data Protector
13 5 (2.89%) Norton AntiVirus
14 4 (2.31%) SCOrch
15 2 (1.16%) HP SIM
15 2 (1.16%) logstash
15 2 (1.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 134 (77.46%) VMware
2 42 (24.28%) HP
3 39 (22.54%) Microsoft
4 38 (21.97%) Oracle
5 37 (21.39%) F5
6 33 (19.08%) Red Hat
7 30 (17.34%) IBM
8 29 (16.76%) EMC
9 19 (10.98%) Sophos
10 18 (10.40%) Citrix
10 18 (10.40%) Cisco
11 17 (9.83%) Websense
12 14 (8.09%) Perforce
13 13 (7.51%) Remedy
14 11 (6.36%) Splunk
15 10 (5.78%) Symantec
16 6 (3.47%) Rackspace
16 6 (3.47%) PlateSpin
17 5 (2.89%) New Relic
17 5 (2.89%) NetApp
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