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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vCloud
Rank 475 515 507
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -8
Contract jobs citing vCloud 108 38 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.079% 0.072%
As % of the System Software category 2.20% 0.83% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 13 20
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£415 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £306 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £190
% change year-on-year
-10.66% +97.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
4912 4593 4221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.63% 9.54% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2683 2338 1944
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 528 756
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +54 106 £418 +4.37% 24
London +50 70 £450 +18.03% 9
Yorkshire - 14 £285 - 2
South East -3 11 £420 +12.00% 8
City of London +11 6 £420 - 2
East of England - 6 £385 - 1
Hampshire -24 5 £453 -11.27% 4
South West -16 3 - -
Essex - 3 £385 -
Hook - 3 £415 -
Berkshire +3 2 £291 -11.74% 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £510 - 1
Suffolk - 1 - -
Surrey - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 3
Manchester - - - - 1
Marlow - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Nuneaton - - - -
Reading - - - -
Romford - - - -

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 135 (68.88%) VMware
2 96 (48.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (44.39%) vSphere
4 86 (43.88%) Puppet
5 83 (42.35%) Linux
6 82 (41.84%) Windows
7 60 (30.61%) DevOps
8 58 (29.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 58 (29.59%) Agile Software Development
9 56 (28.57%) Python
10 55 (28.06%) Opscode Chef
11 50 (25.51%) OpenStack
12 49 (25.00%) Red Hat
13 47 (23.98%) CentOS
14 46 (23.47%) Active Directory
14 46 (23.47%) Cisco
15 44 (22.45%) Java
16 42 (21.43%) ZABBIX
17 39 (19.90%) Jenkins
17 39 (19.90%) Ruby
18 37 (18.88%) NoSQL
19 36 (18.37%) Git (software)
19 36 (18.37%) Apache
20 34 (17.35%) Microsoft
20 34 (17.35%) MongoDB
20 34 (17.35%) Open Source
21 32 (16.33%) Perl
22 31 (15.82%) Service Delivery
22 31 (15.82%) Load Balancing
22 31 (15.82%) Kanban

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 50 (25.51%) OpenStack
2 36 (18.37%) Apache
3 18 (9.18%) Tomcat
4 14 (7.14%) MS Exchange
5 12 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (6.12%) JBoss
6 11 (5.61%) WebSphere
7 10 (5.10%) SharePoint
7 10 (5.10%) WebLogic
7 10 (5.10%) IIS
8 9 (4.59%) Node.js
9 5 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (2.55%) nginx
9 5 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (2.04%) SAS
10 4 (2.04%) Confluence
11 3 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (1.02%) WildFly
12 2 (1.02%) Alfresco
Applications
1 7 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.06%) MS Office
3 4 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.04%) MS Project
4 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (7.65%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (7.14%) IaaS
4 9 (4.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.55%) PaaS
5 5 (2.55%) GitHub
5 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (2.55%) Google App Engine
6 4 (2.04%) Heroku
7 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.02%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.02%) SaaS
8 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.31%) DNS
2 29 (14.80%) SAN
3 24 (12.24%) VPN
4 23 (11.73%) Firewall
5 22 (11.22%) TCP/IP
5 22 (11.22%) DHCP
6 18 (9.18%) WAN
6 18 (9.18%) LAN
7 15 (7.65%) NAS
7 15 (7.65%) MPLS
8 14 (7.14%) Internet
9 13 (6.63%) OSPF
9 13 (6.63%) BGP
9 13 (6.63%) IPv4
9 13 (6.63%) IPv6
10 9 (4.59%) iSCSI
11 7 (3.57%) NetScaler
11 7 (3.57%) VoIP
12 6 (3.06%) LDAP
13 5 (2.55%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (18.88%) NoSQL
2 34 (17.35%) MongoDB
3 27 (13.78%) SQL Server
3 27 (13.78%) Apache Cassandra
4 17 (8.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (5.61%) Redis
5 11 (5.61%) MySQL
6 10 (5.10%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (5.10%) Oracle Exadata
7 8 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.55%) RethinkDB
9 4 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (2.04%) Big Data
10 3 (1.53%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.02%) CouchDB
11 2 (1.02%) Riak
Development Applications
1 39 (19.90%) Jenkins
2 36 (18.37%) Git (software)
3 26 (13.27%) Maven
4 16 (8.16%) Subversion
5 10 (5.10%) JMeter
5 10 (5.10%) Artifactory
6 9 (4.59%) JIRA
7 8 (4.08%) Selenium
7 8 (4.08%) Gerrit
8 7 (3.57%) Gradle
9 5 (2.55%) RSpec
10 4 (2.04%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.04%) Mercurial
11 3 (1.53%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.53%) MSI
11 3 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.02%) ReSharper
12 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.02%) Hudson
General
1 13 (6.63%) Publishing
2 5 (2.55%) Finance
2 5 (2.55%) Games
3 4 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.02%) Retail
5 1 (0.51%) Banking
5 1 (0.51%) French Language
5 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (19.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 37 (18.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (12.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 24 (12.24%) Cloud Engineer
5 20 (10.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 18 (9.18%) Network Engineer
7 17 (8.67%) Consultant
8 12 (6.12%) Architect
9 9 (4.59%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 9 (4.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) VMware Consultant
10 7 (3.57%) Administrator
11 6 (3.06%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 6 (3.06%) Developer
11 6 (3.06%) Analyst
12 5 (2.55%) VMware Engineer
12 5 (2.55%) Wintel Engineer
12 5 (2.55%) Project Manager
12 5 (2.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 5 (2.55%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.67%) Web Services
2 16 (8.16%) .NET
3 11 (5.61%) RESTful
3 11 (5.61%) Middleware
4 10 (5.10%) SOAP
4 10 (5.10%) WebSphere MQ
5 9 (4.59%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (4.08%) jQuery
6 8 (4.08%) CSS
6 8 (4.08%) REST
7 7 (3.57%) J2EE
8 6 (3.06%) HTML
8 6 (3.06%) CSS3
8 6 (3.06%) HTML5
9 5 (2.55%) ZeroMQ
9 5 (2.55%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (2.55%) Spring
9 5 (2.55%) LAMP
10 3 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.53%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.35%) Open Source
2 20 (10.20%) Clustering
3 18 (9.18%) Replication
4 12 (6.12%) Computer Science
5 10 (5.10%) Spread Betting
6 7 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.55%) Online Games
8 4 (2.04%) PKI
8 4 (2.04%) CLARiiON
8 4 (2.04%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.53%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.53%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.02%) CMDB
10 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.02%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.51%) FMCG
11 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.51%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 83 (42.35%) Linux
2 82 (41.84%) Windows
3 58 (29.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (23.98%) CentOS
5 26 (13.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (12.24%) Ubuntu
7 18 (9.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (8.16%) UNIX
8 16 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (5.10%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (2.04%) Solaris
10 4 (2.04%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.04%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.53%) HPUX
12 2 (1.02%) Debian
12 2 (1.02%) VMS
12 2 (1.02%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (30.61%) DevOps
2 58 (29.59%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (15.82%) Service Delivery
3 31 (15.82%) Load Balancing
3 31 (15.82%) Kanban
4 26 (13.27%) ITIL
5 23 (11.73%) Scrum
6 22 (11.22%) SOA
7 21 (10.71%) Configuration Management
8 13 (6.63%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (5.61%) High Availability
11 10 (5.10%) Validation
11 10 (5.10%) Migration
11 10 (5.10%) BDD
12 9 (4.59%) Network Load Balancing
13 8 (4.08%) TDD
13 8 (4.08%) OWASP
13 8 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
14 6 (3.06%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (28.57%) Python
2 44 (22.45%) Java
3 39 (19.90%) Ruby
4 32 (16.33%) Perl
5 22 (11.22%) Bash Shell
6 19 (9.69%) PowerShell
6 19 (9.69%) PHP
6 19 (9.69%) SQL
7 10 (5.10%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.55%) Clojure
8 5 (2.55%) Golang
8 5 (2.55%) C#
8 5 (2.55%) Haskell
8 5 (2.55%) Erlang
9 4 (2.04%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.51%) Scala
10 1 (0.51%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (14.80%) Security Cleared
2 27 (13.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 27 (13.78%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (8.67%) VCAP
3 17 (8.67%) CCNP
4 14 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 13 (6.63%) CCIP
5 13 (6.63%) MCSE
6 11 (5.61%) CCNA
7 9 (4.59%) DV Cleared
8 8 (4.08%) VCDX
9 3 (1.53%) RHCE
9 3 (1.53%) CCSA
9 3 (1.53%) Degree
10 2 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.02%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 1 (0.51%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.65%) SLA
2 2 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 96 (48.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 87 (44.39%) vSphere
3 46 (23.47%) Active Directory
4 19 (9.69%) VMware ESX
5 17 (8.67%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (5.10%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (3.57%) Hyper-V
8 6 (3.06%) Docker
8 6 (3.06%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.55%) XenApp
9 5 (2.55%) NFS
10 4 (2.04%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.53%) XenServer
11 3 (1.53%) Postfix
12 2 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.02%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.51%) Firmware
13 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 86 (43.88%) Puppet
2 55 (28.06%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (21.43%) ZABBIX
4 25 (12.76%) Kibana
5 23 (11.73%) Nagios
6 20 (10.20%) Ansible
7 19 (9.69%) SCCM
8 18 (9.18%) Graphite
9 17 (8.67%) Zenoss
10 16 (8.16%) Graylog2
11 13 (6.63%) SCOM
12 10 (5.10%) SELinux
12 10 (5.10%) Salt
12 10 (5.10%) Vagrant
13 8 (4.08%) NetBackup
14 7 (3.57%) logstash
14 7 (3.57%) Backup Exec
15 4 (2.04%) EMC Navisphere
15 4 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
15 4 (2.04%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 135 (68.88%) VMware
2 49 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 46 (23.47%) Cisco
4 34 (17.35%) Microsoft
5 28 (14.29%) Perforce
6 24 (12.24%) HP
6 24 (12.24%) NetApp
7 19 (9.69%) Citrix
8 18 (9.18%) EMC
8 18 (9.18%) Sophos
9 16 (8.16%) F5
9 16 (8.16%) Splunk
10 14 (7.14%) Oracle
11 12 (6.12%) IBM
11 12 (6.12%) New Relic
12 11 (5.61%) Symantec
13 10 (5.10%) Brocade
13 10 (5.10%) AppDynamics
14 9 (4.59%) Dell
14 9 (4.59%) Google
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Alexander Mann Solutions
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago