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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vCloud Suite
Rank 535 534 563
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +29
Contract jobs citing vCloud 105 101 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 1.64% 1.81% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 67 32
Average daily rate £463 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.44% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £270 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £504 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -

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
6393 5567 5416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.44% 9.99% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3916 3066 2793
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 660 614
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.15 £33.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.30% -

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vCloud within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(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 -34 84 £525 +26.50% 24
London -25 46 £525 +16.66% 10
South East -13 15 £423 +5.62% 8
Yorkshire +5 8 £375 +25.00% 1
Berkshire +8 6 £425 +21.42% 4
West Yorkshire - 6 £375 - 1
Hampshire -4 5 £360 -16.76% 1
East Midlands - 5 £550 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £550 -
Nottingham - 5 £550 -
West Midlands -16 4 £456 -13.09% 1
Scotland -16 4 £388 - 1
Leeds - 4 £375 - 1
Reading - 4 £438 - 2
Croydon -11 3 - -
Livingston - 3 £388 -
North West - 3 £525 - 3
West Lothian - 3 £388 -
City of London +37 2 £413 -8.33% 3
Ipswich +7 2 £525 +133.33% 1
Suffolk +4 2 £525 +133.33% 1
East of England +3 2 £525 +110.00% 1
Kent - 2 £650 -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £500 - 1
Coventry - 2 £456 -
Farnborough - 2 £220 -
Tonbridge - 2 £650 -
Selby - 2 - -
South West 0 1 £550 +46.66%

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 131 (75.72%) VMware
2 83 (47.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (44.51%) Windows
4 74 (42.77%) Linux
5 72 (41.62%) Amazon AWS
6 66 (38.15%) vSphere
7 63 (36.42%) Microsoft Azure
8 58 (33.53%) Puppet
9 56 (32.37%) DevOps
10 55 (31.79%) Data Centre
11 53 (30.64%) Cisco
12 47 (27.17%) SAN
13 43 (24.86%) Ansible
14 42 (24.28%) Microsoft
15 40 (23.12%) Windows Server
16 39 (22.54%) IaaS
17 38 (21.97%) Docker
18 36 (20.81%) Opscode Chef
19 34 (19.65%) PaaS
19 34 (19.65%) Red Hat
19 34 (19.65%) PowerShell
20 33 (19.08%) Python
20 33 (19.08%) Bash Shell
21 32 (18.50%) Jenkins
21 32 (18.50%) OpenStack
22 31 (17.92%) Private Cloud
22 31 (17.92%) Kubernetes
22 31 (17.92%) MySQL
23 30 (17.34%) DNS
24 29 (16.76%) Windows Server 2008

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 32 (18.50%) OpenStack
2 17 (9.83%) Apache
2 17 (9.83%) Tomcat
3 16 (9.25%) nginx
4 9 (5.20%) JBoss
5 7 (4.05%) MS Exchange
5 7 (4.05%) WebSphere
6 6 (3.47%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (3.47%) Mule ESB
7 5 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (2.89%) Node.js
7 5 (2.89%) WebLogic
8 4 (2.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.73%) IIS
10 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.58%) Confluence
11 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (2.31%) MS Office
2 3 (1.73%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 72 (41.62%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (36.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (22.54%) IaaS
4 34 (19.65%) PaaS
5 16 (9.25%) SaaS
6 10 (5.78%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (5.20%) GitHub
8 7 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (3.47%) Office 365
10 5 (2.89%) Heroku
10 5 (2.89%) IBM PureFlex
11 4 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (1.16%) HP Helion
12 2 (1.16%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.58%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 47 (27.17%) SAN
2 30 (17.34%) DNS
3 25 (14.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 24 (13.87%) Firewall
4 24 (13.87%) TCP/IP
5 18 (10.40%) VPN
6 17 (9.83%) NAS
7 15 (8.67%) WAN
8 14 (8.09%) LAN
8 14 (8.09%) SSL
9 11 (6.36%) DHCP
10 7 (4.05%) LDAP
11 6 (3.47%) IPsec
11 6 (3.47%) MPLS
11 6 (3.47%) OSPF
12 5 (2.89%) BGP
12 5 (2.89%) DMZ
12 5 (2.89%) EIGRP
12 5 (2.89%) Internet
12 5 (2.89%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.92%) MySQL
2 20 (11.56%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (8.67%) MongoDB
4 11 (6.36%) SQL Server
5 9 (5.20%) Hadoop
6 7 (4.05%) NoSQL
6 7 (4.05%) Redis
7 5 (2.89%) Big Data
7 5 (2.89%) Informix
7 5 (2.89%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.89%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.31%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.16%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.58%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (18.50%) Jenkins
2 25 (14.45%) Sonatype Nexus
3 17 (9.83%) Git (software)
4 13 (7.51%) JIRA
5 12 (6.94%) Gerrit
6 9 (5.20%) Artifactory
7 7 (4.05%) Maven
7 7 (4.05%) SonarQube
8 6 (3.47%) Hudson
9 5 (2.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (2.89%) Mercurial
10 4 (2.31%) Ant
10 4 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.31%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.31%) Travis CI
11 2 (1.16%) MSI
11 2 (1.16%) Selenium
11 2 (1.16%) Subversion
12 1 (0.58%) GitLab
12 1 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (9.25%) Finance
2 10 (5.78%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.20%) Games
4 4 (2.31%) Banking
4 4 (2.31%) Marketing
4 4 (2.31%) Retail
5 3 (1.73%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.16%) Billing
6 2 (1.16%) Legal
7 1 (0.58%) French Language
7 1 (0.58%) German Language
7 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (23.70%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (12.72%) Cloud Engineer
3 20 (11.56%) Architect
3 20 (11.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 17 (9.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (7.51%) VMware Engineer
6 11 (6.36%) Consultant
6 11 (6.36%) Developer
7 10 (5.78%) Analyst
7 10 (5.78%) Network Engineer
8 9 (5.20%) Cloud Architect
8 9 (5.20%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (5.20%) Platform Engineer
9 8 (4.62%) Senior Platform Engineer
10 7 (4.05%) Applications Engineer
10 7 (4.05%) Senior Applications Engineer
11 6 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (3.47%) Contracts Manager
11 6 (3.47%) Operations Engineer
12 5 (2.89%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.56%) Web Services
2 15 (8.67%) LAMP
3 12 (6.94%) LAPP Stack
4 11 (6.36%) J2EE
5 10 (5.78%) LEMP Stack
6 8 (4.62%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (2.31%) jQuery
7 4 (2.31%) Kafka
7 4 (2.31%) Middleware
8 3 (1.73%) IBM Integration Bus
8 3 (1.73%) RESTful
8 3 (1.73%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (1.16%) .NET
9 2 (1.16%) .NET Remoting
9 2 (1.16%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (1.16%) JSON
9 2 (1.16%) REST
10 1 (0.58%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 55 (31.79%) Data Centre
2 31 (17.92%) Private Cloud
3 12 (6.94%) VCE vBlock
4 10 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.78%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (4.62%) EMC VNX
5 8 (4.62%) FlexPod
6 6 (3.47%) Public Cloud
6 6 (3.47%) Replication
7 5 (2.89%) EMC VMAX
7 5 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.89%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.73%) Clustering
8 3 (1.73%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.73%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.16%) Fintech
9 2 (1.16%) PKI
9 2 (1.16%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.58%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 77 (44.51%) Windows
2 74 (42.77%) Linux
3 40 (23.12%) Windows Server
4 29 (16.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (13.87%) CentOS
6 23 (13.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (12.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (10.98%) Unix
9 7 (4.05%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.31%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.31%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.31%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.58%) CatOS
12 1 (0.58%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.58%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.58%) SmartOS
12 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (32.37%) DevOps
2 24 (13.87%) Continuous Integration
2 24 (13.87%) ITIL
3 21 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (11.56%) Open Source
5 16 (9.25%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (8.67%) High Availability
7 13 (7.51%) Configuration Management
8 12 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (6.36%) Migration
9 11 (6.36%) SOA
10 10 (5.78%) ITSM
10 10 (5.78%) Scrum
11 9 (5.20%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (4.62%) Converged Infrastructure
13 7 (4.05%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (4.05%) Load Balancing
13 7 (4.05%) OWASP
13 7 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (4.05%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 34 (19.65%) PowerShell
2 33 (19.08%) Bash Shell
2 33 (19.08%) Python
3 22 (12.72%) Perl
4 18 (10.40%) Java
4 18 (10.40%) Ruby
5 16 (9.25%) SQL
6 14 (8.09%) PHP
7 6 (3.47%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.31%) C
8 4 (2.31%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.31%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.58%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 19 (10.98%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 15 (8.67%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (7.51%) CCNP
5 11 (6.36%) SC Cleared
5 11 (6.36%) VCAP
6 9 (5.20%) Degree
7 5 (2.89%) CCNA
8 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.31%) VCP5
9 3 (1.73%) MCSE
9 3 (1.73%) VCP4
10 2 (1.16%) RHCE
11 1 (0.58%) CCIE
11 1 (0.58%) CCSE
11 1 (0.58%) CCSP
11 1 (0.58%) CISSP
11 1 (0.58%) EMC Certification
11 1 (0.58%) MCSA
11 1 (0.58%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 83 (47.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (38.15%) vSphere
3 38 (21.97%) Docker
4 28 (16.18%) Active Directory
5 14 (8.09%) VMware ESX
6 13 (7.51%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (4.62%) Hyper-V
8 7 (4.05%) Firmware
9 6 (3.47%) KVM
9 6 (3.47%) NFS
10 3 (1.73%) LXC
10 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.73%) Xen
11 2 (1.16%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (1.16%) GlusterFS
11 2 (1.16%) HDFS
11 2 (1.16%) pfSense
11 2 (1.16%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.16%) UAG
Systems Management
1 58 (33.53%) Puppet
2 43 (24.86%) Ansible
3 36 (20.81%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (17.92%) Kubernetes
5 21 (12.14%) Mesos
6 14 (8.09%) logstash
7 11 (6.36%) Nagios
7 11 (6.36%) vRealize
7 11 (6.36%) ZABBIX
8 10 (5.78%) Salt
8 10 (5.78%) SCOM
9 9 (5.20%) SCCM
10 8 (4.62%) HAProxy
10 8 (4.62%) Terraform
11 7 (4.05%) Kibana
12 6 (3.47%) OpenView
12 6 (3.47%) Rundeck
12 6 (3.47%) vMotion
13 5 (2.89%) CFEngine
13 5 (2.89%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 131 (75.72%) VMware
2 53 (30.64%) Cisco
3 42 (24.28%) Microsoft
4 34 (19.65%) Red Hat
5 22 (12.72%) EMC
6 19 (10.98%) HP
7 12 (6.94%) Dell
8 11 (6.36%) Google
8 11 (6.36%) Oracle
9 8 (4.62%) NetApp
9 8 (4.62%) Palo Alto
10 7 (4.05%) Black Duck
10 7 (4.05%) Sonatype
10 7 (4.05%) Veeam
10 7 (4.05%) Veracode
11 6 (3.47%) Citrix
11 6 (3.47%) Fortinet
11 6 (3.47%) IBM
12 4 (2.31%) F5
12 4 (2.31%) Isilon
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