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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vCloud
Rank 474 529 497
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -32
Contract jobs citing vCloud 114 37 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.073% 0.075%
As % of the System Software category 2.27% 0.78% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 16 19
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£413 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £331 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £388 £190
% change year-on-year
-5.16% +103.94%
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
5012 4743 4336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.35% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2792 2323 2057
Average daily rate £385 £350 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.51% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 550 715
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.43 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.87% -5.14%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +67 108 £415 +3.75% 20
London +59 65 £450 +9.09% 9
South East -5 22 £415 +10.66% 4
Yorkshire - 14 £285 -
Hampshire -16 12 £450 +1.69% 3
Berkshire +5 6 £350 +7.69%
City of London +7 5 £358 -15.88% 5
East of England - 4 £385 - 1
Essex - 3 £385 - 1
Hook - 3 £415 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - - 2
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 139 (70.92%) VMware
2 96 (48.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (47.96%) vSphere
4 81 (41.33%) Windows
5 75 (38.27%) Puppet
6 73 (37.24%) Linux
7 55 (28.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (27.55%) Agile Software Development
9 53 (27.04%) Python
9 53 (27.04%) Cisco
10 52 (26.53%) DevOps
11 51 (26.02%) Opscode Chef
12 50 (25.51%) OpenStack
13 44 (22.45%) Java
14 41 (20.92%) ZABBIX
15 39 (19.90%) CentOS
15 39 (19.90%) Active Directory
15 39 (19.90%) Red Hat
16 38 (19.39%) Ruby
16 38 (19.39%) Git (software)
17 36 (18.37%) Jenkins
18 33 (16.84%) Apache
19 32 (16.33%) VPN
19 32 (16.33%) NetApp
19 32 (16.33%) NoSQL
20 31 (15.82%) DNS
20 31 (15.82%) Perl
21 30 (15.31%) Perforce
22 29 (14.80%) Load Balancing
22 29 (14.80%) ITIL

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 33 (16.84%) Apache
3 17 (8.67%) Tomcat
4 12 (6.12%) SharePoint
4 12 (6.12%) IIS
5 11 (5.61%) JBoss
6 9 (4.59%) WebLogic
7 8 (4.08%) MS Exchange
7 8 (4.08%) WebSphere
8 6 (3.06%) Confluence
8 6 (3.06%) Node.js
8 6 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (2.04%) nginx
10 4 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (1.02%) Jetty
12 2 (1.02%) Alfresco
12 2 (1.02%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (2.04%) MS Office
1 4 (2.04%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.53%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.02%) MS Project
4 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.67%) IaaS
2 16 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.59%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (3.06%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (2.55%) PaaS
6 4 (2.04%) Heroku
7 3 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.53%) GitHub
7 3 (1.53%) Google App Engine
8 2 (1.02%) SaaS
9 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (16.33%) VPN
2 31 (15.82%) DNS
3 27 (13.78%) TCP/IP
4 25 (12.76%) SAN
5 24 (12.24%) DHCP
6 20 (10.20%) Firewall
7 19 (9.69%) LAN
7 19 (9.69%) WAN
8 15 (7.65%) MPLS
9 13 (6.63%) OSPF
9 13 (6.63%) BGP
9 13 (6.63%) IPv4
9 13 (6.63%) IPv6
9 13 (6.63%) Internet
10 11 (5.61%) NAS
11 7 (3.57%) NetScaler
11 7 (3.57%) iSCSI
11 7 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (3.57%) LDAP
12 6 (3.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.33%) NoSQL
2 29 (14.80%) MongoDB
3 27 (13.78%) SQL Server
4 23 (11.73%) Apache Cassandra
5 20 (10.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (5.61%) MySQL
7 8 (4.08%) Redis
7 8 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (3.57%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (1.53%) Big Data
9 3 (1.53%) RethinkDB
10 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.02%) Riak
10 2 (1.02%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.02%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 38 (19.39%) Git (software)
2 36 (18.37%) Jenkins
3 25 (12.76%) Maven
4 18 (9.18%) Subversion
5 10 (5.10%) JIRA
6 9 (4.59%) Gerrit
6 9 (4.59%) Artifactory
7 8 (4.08%) JMeter
8 7 (3.57%) Selenium
9 6 (3.06%) Gradle
10 5 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.53%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.53%) MSI
11 3 (1.53%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.02%) Zephyr
12 2 (1.02%) Ant
12 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.02%) ReSharper
12 2 (1.02%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (5.10%) Publishing
2 5 (2.55%) Games
3 4 (2.04%) Finance
4 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.02%) Retail
5 1 (0.51%) Marketing
5 1 (0.51%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (18.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 34 (17.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (11.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 22 (11.22%) Consultant
5 19 (9.69%) Cloud Engineer
6 18 (9.18%) Network Engineer
7 17 (8.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 12 (6.12%) VMware Consultant
9 11 (5.61%) Architect
9 11 (5.61%) Administrator
10 7 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (3.06%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 6 (3.06%) Senior Cloud Engineer
12 5 (2.55%) Storage Administrator
12 5 (2.55%) VMware Engineer
12 5 (2.55%) Project Manager
13 4 (2.04%) Developer
13 4 (2.04%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.69%) .NET
2 10 (5.10%) Web Services
3 9 (4.59%) RESTful
4 8 (4.08%) REST
4 8 (4.08%) CSS
4 8 (4.08%) SOAP
5 7 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (3.57%) Middleware
5 7 (3.57%) jQuery
6 6 (3.06%) CSS3
6 6 (3.06%) HTML5
6 6 (3.06%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (3.06%) J2EE
6 6 (3.06%) HTML
7 5 (2.55%) Spring
8 4 (2.04%) LAMP
9 3 (1.53%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.53%) Ajax
9 3 (1.53%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (1.53%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.80%) Open Source
2 18 (9.18%) Replication
3 13 (6.63%) Clustering
4 10 (5.10%) Spread Betting
4 10 (5.10%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.57%) FlexPod
7 5 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.55%) Online Games
7 5 (2.55%) CLARiiON
8 4 (2.04%) PKI
9 2 (1.02%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.02%) EqualLogic
9 2 (1.02%) CMDB
9 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.02%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.51%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.51%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 81 (41.33%) Windows
2 73 (37.24%) Linux
3 55 (28.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (19.90%) CentOS
5 28 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (10.20%) Ubuntu
7 17 (8.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (7.65%) UNIX
9 12 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (2.55%) Windows 7
12 4 (2.04%) Solaris
13 3 (1.53%) HPUX
14 2 (1.02%) Debian
14 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.02%) VMS
14 2 (1.02%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (27.55%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (26.53%) DevOps
3 29 (14.80%) Load Balancing
3 29 (14.80%) Kanban
3 29 (14.80%) ITIL
4 28 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 26 (13.27%) Configuration Management
6 22 (11.22%) Scrum
7 21 (10.71%) SOA
8 15 (7.65%) Validation
9 13 (6.63%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (5.10%) Network Design
12 9 (4.59%) BDD
13 8 (4.08%) High Availability
14 7 (3.57%) OWASP
14 7 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
14 7 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
14 7 (3.57%) TDD
14 7 (3.57%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (27.04%) Python
2 44 (22.45%) Java
3 38 (19.39%) Ruby
4 31 (15.82%) Perl
5 20 (10.20%) PHP
6 19 (9.69%) PowerShell
7 18 (9.18%) Bash Shell
8 13 (6.63%) SQL
9 6 (3.06%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.55%) C#
11 4 (2.04%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.53%) Haskell
12 3 (1.53%) Erlang
12 3 (1.53%) Clojure
12 3 (1.53%) Golang
13 1 (0.51%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (12.76%) Cisco Certification
1 25 (12.76%) Security Cleared
2 24 (12.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 17 (8.67%) CCNP
4 15 (7.65%) SC Cleared
5 14 (7.14%) VCAP
6 13 (6.63%) CCIP
7 9 (4.59%) CCNA
7 9 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (4.08%) MCSE
9 7 (3.57%) DV Cleared
9 7 (3.57%) VCDX
9 7 (3.57%) VCP4
10 3 (1.53%) Degree
10 3 (1.53%) RHCE
10 3 (1.53%) CCSA
11 2 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.51%) CCA
12 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.65%) SLA
2 5 (2.55%) QA
System Software
1 96 (48.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 94 (47.96%) vSphere
3 39 (19.90%) Active Directory
4 24 (12.24%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (7.14%) VMware ESX
6 9 (4.59%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (4.59%) Hyper-V
7 7 (3.57%) XenDesktop
8 6 (3.06%) XenApp
9 5 (2.55%) NFS
9 5 (2.55%) Terminal Services
10 4 (2.04%) Docker
11 3 (1.53%) XenServer
11 3 (1.53%) Postfix
12 1 (0.51%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.51%) Firmware
12 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 75 (38.27%) Puppet
2 51 (26.02%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (20.92%) ZABBIX
4 23 (11.73%) Kibana
5 19 (9.69%) Nagios
6 17 (8.67%) Ansible
7 16 (8.16%) Graphite
8 15 (7.65%) Graylog
8 15 (7.65%) Zenoss
9 13 (6.63%) SCCM
9 13 (6.63%) SCOM
10 9 (4.59%) Salt
11 7 (3.57%) SELinux
12 6 (3.06%) Vagrant
12 6 (3.06%) Legato
12 6 (3.06%) NetBackup
12 6 (3.06%) EMC NetWorker
13 5 (2.55%) Backup Exec
13 5 (2.55%) logstash
14 4 (2.04%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 139 (70.92%) VMware
2 53 (27.04%) Cisco
3 39 (19.90%) Red Hat
4 32 (16.33%) NetApp
5 30 (15.31%) Perforce
6 29 (14.80%) Microsoft
7 19 (9.69%) Citrix
8 18 (9.18%) EMC
9 17 (8.67%) HP
10 16 (8.16%) Splunk
11 15 (7.65%) New Relic
12 14 (7.14%) Brocade
12 14 (7.14%) Sophos
13 13 (6.63%) Oracle
14 11 (5.61%) AppDynamics
14 11 (5.61%) F5
15 10 (5.10%) Juniper
15 10 (5.10%) BMC
16 9 (4.59%) Symantec
16 9 (4.59%) Veeam
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