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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vCloud Suite
UK
Rank 512 542 505
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -37
Contract jobs citing vCloud 84 76 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 1.61% 1.45% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 52 80
Median daily rate £550 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £573 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+34.37% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median 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
5211 5237 5265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.49% 10.24% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3276 3101 2894
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 467 596
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 20 February 2017.

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 29 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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +56 84 £550 +36.30% 32
London +20 48 £600 +31.50% 14
South East +17 22 £550 +37.50% 11
Berkshire +29 12 £531 +29.02% 5
South West +11 6 - - 4
Croydon - 6 - -
Hampshire +8 5 £688 +137.06% 6
Yorkshire +14 4 £575 +52.31%
West Yorkshire +10 4 £575 +52.31%
City of London 0 4 £638 +82.14% 5
Surrey - 4 £475 -
Leeds +8 3 £575 +52.31%
Bracknell - 3 £550 -
Andover - 3 £725 - 2
Nottingham - 2 £400 -
Windsor - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £400 -
East Midlands - 2 £400 -
Slough +10 1 £500 - 2
East Sussex -1 1 - -
Brighton -3 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £295 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £295 -
North East - 1 £295 -
Cambridge - 1 £425 -
Newbury - 1 £320 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £410 -
East of England - 1 £425 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £425 -

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 191 (77.96%) VMware
2 144 (58.78%) DevOps
3 141 (57.55%) Linux
4 138 (56.33%) Puppet
5 130 (53.06%) Amazon AWS
6 111 (45.31%) Continuous Integration
7 99 (40.41%) Agile Software Development
8 98 (40.00%) Security Cleared
9 92 (37.55%) SC Cleared
10 90 (36.73%) Scrum
11 87 (35.51%) Continuous Delivery
12 86 (35.10%) DNS
13 83 (33.88%) Git (software)
14 81 (33.06%) Jenkins
14 81 (33.06%) VMware Infrastructure
15 79 (32.24%) Oracle
15 79 (32.24%) Ansible
16 70 (28.57%) Docker
16 70 (28.57%) Hadoop
16 70 (28.57%) Configuration Management
17 68 (27.76%) PostgreSQL
18 67 (27.35%) CentOS
19 64 (26.12%) Service Management
20 62 (25.31%) Sonatype Nexus
21 60 (24.49%) ZABBIX
21 60 (24.49%) Cisco
22 59 (24.08%) JIRA
23 58 (23.67%) Apache
24 55 (22.45%) Windows
24 55 (22.45%) Software Packaging

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 58 (23.67%) Apache
2 54 (22.04%) Confluence
3 50 (20.41%) Elasticsearch
4 30 (12.24%) OpenStack
5 22 (8.98%) nginx
6 7 (2.86%) ArcGIS
6 7 (2.86%) MS Exchange
7 6 (2.45%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (1.63%) SAS
8 4 (1.63%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (1.22%) GlassFish
9 3 (1.22%) IIS
9 3 (1.22%) JBoss
10 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.41%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.41%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 45 (18.37%) HipChat
2 8 (3.27%) MS Office
3 6 (2.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Infor M3
2 3 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 130 (53.06%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (20.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (9.80%) IaaS
4 15 (6.12%) PaaS
5 6 (2.45%) IBM Cloud
5 6 (2.45%) SoftLayer
6 5 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (2.04%) GitHub
7 4 (1.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.63%) Heroku
7 4 (1.63%) SaaS
8 2 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.82%) Office 365
9 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.41%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 86 (35.10%) DNS
2 52 (21.22%) SSH
3 48 (19.59%) OpenLDAP
3 48 (19.59%) OpenVPN
4 36 (14.69%) VPN
5 33 (13.47%) SSL
6 32 (13.06%) Cisco Nexus
7 31 (12.65%) Firewall
8 29 (11.84%) IPsec
9 27 (11.02%) TCP/IP
10 26 (10.61%) Reverse Proxy
11 23 (9.39%) SAN
12 20 (8.16%) LDAP
13 18 (7.35%) HTTP
14 17 (6.94%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (5.31%) LAN
15 13 (5.31%) WAN
16 11 (4.49%) MPLS
16 11 (4.49%) NetScaler
17 10 (4.08%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (28.57%) Hadoop
2 68 (27.76%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (13.06%) Big Data
4 29 (11.84%) Oracle Database
4 29 (11.84%) Oracle Database 11g
5 14 (5.71%) MongoDB
5 14 (5.71%) Redis
6 8 (3.27%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.45%) MySQL
8 4 (1.63%) Oracle OWB
9 3 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.82%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.82%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.82%) Pentaho
10 2 (0.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 83 (33.88%) Git (software)
2 81 (33.06%) Jenkins
3 62 (25.31%) Sonatype Nexus
4 59 (24.08%) JIRA
5 51 (20.82%) SonarQube
6 49 (20.00%) Maven
7 48 (19.59%) Ant
7 48 (19.59%) JUnit
8 47 (19.18%) Liquibase
9 45 (18.37%) JIRA Agile
10 26 (10.61%) Bitbucket
11 20 (8.16%) Vagrant
12 7 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (2.86%) Subversion
13 6 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (2.45%) TeamCity
14 5 (2.04%) Artifactory
14 5 (2.04%) Gerrit
15 4 (1.63%) Oracle APEX
16 1 (0.41%) Selenium
General
1 9 (3.67%) Finance
2 8 (3.27%) Retail
3 5 (2.04%) Marketing
4 4 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.22%) Electronics
5 3 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.82%) Banking
6 2 (0.82%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 79 (32.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 57 (23.27%) Architect
3 27 (11.02%) Consultant
4 23 (9.39%) Cloud Architect
5 18 (7.35%) Big Data Engineer
5 18 (7.35%) Data Engineer
6 13 (5.31%) Senior DevOps
6 13 (5.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 12 (4.90%) Infrastructure Architect
8 11 (4.49%) VMware Specialist
9 10 (4.08%) Security Architect
10 9 (3.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.67%) Technical Architect
10 9 (3.67%) VMware Engineer
11 8 (3.27%) DevOps Consultant
11 8 (3.27%) Network Engineer
12 7 (2.86%) Cloud Consultant
12 7 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (2.86%) Technical Engineer
12 7 (2.86%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (22.45%) Software Packaging
2 53 (21.63%) Elastic Stack
3 48 (19.59%) MCollective
4 12 (4.90%) SAML
5 9 (3.67%) Node.js
6 8 (3.27%) REST
7 6 (2.45%) LAMP
7 6 (2.45%) Middleware
8 5 (2.04%) LEMP Stack
8 5 (2.04%) Web Services
9 4 (1.63%) LAPP Stack
9 4 (1.63%) SOAP
10 3 (1.22%) Django
10 3 (1.22%) J2EE
10 3 (1.22%) jQuery
10 3 (1.22%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (0.82%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.82%) Kafka
11 2 (0.82%) Memcached
11 2 (0.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 51 (20.82%) Data Centre
2 19 (7.76%) Private Cloud
3 17 (6.94%) Hybrid Cloud
4 13 (5.31%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 11 (4.49%) FlexPod
5 11 (4.49%) Replication
6 6 (2.45%) PKI
7 5 (2.04%) EMC VNX
7 5 (2.04%) User Experience
8 4 (1.63%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.63%) EMC VMAX
9 3 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.22%) CESG
9 3 (1.22%) Clustering
10 2 (0.82%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.82%) Life Science
10 2 (0.82%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.41%) Blog
11 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 141 (57.55%) Linux
2 67 (27.35%) CentOS
3 55 (22.45%) Windows
4 44 (17.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (13.47%) Unix
6 13 (5.31%) RancherOS
6 13 (5.31%) VyOS
7 12 (4.90%) Windows Server
8 8 (3.27%) Ubuntu
8 8 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (58.78%) DevOps
2 111 (45.31%) Continuous Integration
3 99 (40.41%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (36.73%) Scrum
5 87 (35.51%) Continuous Delivery
6 70 (28.57%) Configuration Management
7 64 (26.12%) Service Management
8 47 (19.18%) Identity Management
9 42 (17.14%) Workflow
10 40 (16.33%) Coaching
11 38 (15.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 34 (13.88%) ITIL
13 25 (10.20%) Build Automation
13 25 (10.20%) Open Source
14 24 (9.80%) Case Management
15 23 (9.39%) User Stories
16 11 (4.49%) Converged Infrastructure
16 11 (4.49%) Enterprise Architecture
16 11 (4.49%) ITIL V2
17 10 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 45 (18.37%) Shell Script
2 42 (17.14%) Ruby
3 31 (12.65%) PowerShell
4 26 (10.61%) Java
5 22 (8.98%) Python
6 19 (7.76%) Perl
7 16 (6.53%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.27%) PHP
9 7 (2.86%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.45%) C
10 6 (2.45%) SQL
11 5 (2.04%) Go
12 1 (0.41%) C#
12 1 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 98 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 92 (37.55%) SC Cleared
3 23 (9.39%) DV Cleared
4 18 (7.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 17 (6.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 17 (6.94%) CTC Cleared
6 16 (6.53%) Degree
7 10 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (3.27%) CISMP
8 8 (3.27%) CRISC
9 5 (2.04%) CCNA
9 5 (2.04%) CCNP
9 5 (2.04%) VCDX
10 3 (1.22%) CCSP
10 3 (1.22%) VCAP
11 2 (0.82%) CCA
11 2 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.82%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.82%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.86%) QA
3 5 (2.04%) SLA
4 4 (1.63%) JSP 440
5 3 (1.22%) GPG13
6 2 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 81 (33.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (28.57%) Docker
3 49 (20.00%) Squid
4 48 (19.59%) Postfix
5 46 (18.78%) vSphere
6 38 (15.51%) Active Directory
7 23 (9.39%) HDFS
8 19 (7.76%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (7.35%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (5.71%) Hyper-V
11 8 (3.27%) VMware ESX
12 5 (2.04%) NFS
13 4 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (1.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 2 (0.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 2 (0.82%) VMware GSX
15 2 (0.82%) VMware Server
16 1 (0.41%) Xen
16 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 138 (56.33%) Puppet
2 79 (32.24%) Ansible
3 60 (24.49%) ZABBIX
4 55 (22.45%) logstash
5 52 (21.22%) Kibana
6 51 (20.82%) Terraform
7 48 (19.59%) Docker Swarm
7 48 (19.59%) Kubernetes
7 48 (19.59%) Rancher
8 46 (18.78%) vRealize
9 27 (11.02%) Opscode Chef
10 17 (6.94%) Consul
10 17 (6.94%) Packer
11 15 (6.12%) HAProxy
12 12 (4.90%) SCCM
13 8 (3.27%) FortiGate
13 8 (3.27%) Forum Sentry
13 8 (3.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 7 (2.86%) Nagios
14 7 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 191 (77.96%) VMware
2 79 (32.24%) Oracle
3 60 (24.49%) Cisco
4 50 (20.41%) Sonatype
5 34 (13.88%) Atlassian
5 34 (13.88%) Microsoft
6 33 (13.47%) Red Hat
7 22 (8.98%) Hortonworks
8 21 (8.57%) Palo Alto
9 17 (6.94%) AppDynamics
10 16 (6.53%) Juniper
11 15 (6.12%) Citrix
12 14 (5.71%) CheckPoint
13 13 (5.31%) Vyatta
14 10 (4.08%) EMC
14 10 (4.08%) HP
15 8 (3.27%) AlienVault
16 7 (2.86%) 3PAR
16 7 (2.86%) ESRI
16 7 (2.86%) Software AG
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