The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vCloud
Rank 502 542 547
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +5
Contract jobs citing vCloud 87 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.041% 0.038%
As % of the System Software category 1.67% 0.42% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 14 13
Average daily rate
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£425 £513 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £306 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £406 £450
% change year-on-year
-7.38% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5212 5000 4771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.54% 9.78% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2872 2528 2264
Average daily rate £325 £340 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 612 621 647
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £17.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.24% +2.94%

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 July 2014.

vCloud Daily Rate Histogram 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 July 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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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 +56 85 £419 -18.29% 15
London +45 67 £445 -19.09% 3
South East +2 13 £358 -1.37% 6
City of London +29 11 £450 -5.26%
Hampshire - 10 £358 - 5
South West -33 2 £388 -13.88% 2
East of England - 2 £425 - 3
Wiltshire -5 1 £388 -13.88% 1
Liverpool - 1 £425 -
North West - 1 £425 -
East Midlands - 1 £338 -
Merseyside - 1 £425 -
Farnborough - 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 £338 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 - 1
Berkshire - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 £425 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £338 -
Reading - 1 - -
Rochdale - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Staines - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Watford - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cardiff - - - -

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 123 (80.39%) VMware
2 86 (56.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (53.59%) Linux
4 67 (43.79%) vSphere
5 64 (41.83%) Puppet
5 64 (41.83%) DevOps
5 64 (41.83%) Windows
6 45 (29.41%) PowerShell
7 44 (28.76%) Python
8 40 (26.14%) Oracle
9 38 (24.84%) UNIX
10 37 (24.18%) HP
10 37 (24.18%) Opscode Chef
11 34 (22.22%) Microsoft
12 33 (21.57%) Java
13 32 (20.92%) F5
14 31 (20.26%) Active Directory
15 30 (19.61%) Amazon EC2
16 29 (18.95%) Jenkins
17 27 (17.65%) SAN
17 27 (17.65%) Security Cleared
18 26 (16.99%) Finance
18 26 (16.99%) Maven
18 26 (16.99%) IBM
18 26 (16.99%) OpenStack
19 25 (16.34%) Bash Shell
19 25 (16.34%) EMC
20 24 (15.69%) Red Hat
20 24 (15.69%) Ruby
20 24 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 26 (16.99%) OpenStack
2 22 (14.38%) WebLogic
3 21 (13.73%) WebSphere
4 16 (10.46%) Tomcat
5 14 (9.15%) Apache
6 9 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (3.27%) Node.js
7 5 (3.27%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.96%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.31%) Confluence
10 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.65%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.65%) IIS
10 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 30 (19.61%) Amazon EC2
2 22 (14.38%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (10.46%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (5.88%) Amazon S3
5 6 (3.92%) IaaS
6 2 (1.31%) Heroku
6 2 (1.31%) GitHub
6 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.65%) PaaS
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.65%) SAN
2 23 (15.03%) DNS
3 17 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 17 (11.11%) Firewall
4 15 (9.80%) iSCSI
4 15 (9.80%) FCoE
5 14 (9.15%) Fibre Channel
6 13 (8.50%) SNMP
7 12 (7.84%) VLAN
8 11 (7.19%) Internet
9 10 (6.54%) VPN
9 10 (6.54%) Multicast
10 9 (5.88%) NAS
11 7 (4.58%) DHCP
12 6 (3.92%) HTTP
13 4 (2.61%) SSL
14 3 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
15 2 (1.31%) MPLS
15 2 (1.31%) OSPF
15 2 (1.31%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.50%) MongoDB
2 13 (8.50%) NoSQL
3 11 (7.19%) MySQL
3 11 (7.19%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (6.54%) Oracle Exadata
4 10 (6.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (3.27%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.61%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 29 (18.95%) Jenkins
2 26 (16.99%) Maven
3 19 (12.42%) Git (software)
4 18 (11.76%) JIRA
5 11 (7.19%) Ant
5 11 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (7.19%) Mercurial
5 11 (7.19%) Subversion
5 11 (7.19%) AnthillPro
5 11 (7.19%) TeamCity
5 11 (7.19%) Gerrit
6 9 (5.88%) RSpec
7 3 (1.96%) Mockito
7 3 (1.96%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.96%) Selenium
7 3 (1.96%) Grunt
8 2 (1.31%) JUnit
9 1 (0.65%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (0.65%) FishEye
General
1 26 (16.99%) Finance
2 9 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 8 (5.23%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.92%) Games
5 5 (3.27%) Publishing
6 2 (1.31%) Local Government
7 1 (0.65%) Billing
7 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (18.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (12.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (9.80%) Consultant
4 13 (8.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 12 (7.84%) Cloud Engineer
6 9 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
6 9 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
6 9 (5.88%) Deployment Manager
7 8 (5.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.58%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (4.58%) Architect
8 7 (4.58%) Developer
9 5 (3.27%) VMware Specialist
10 4 (2.61%) VMware Consultant
11 3 (1.96%) Administrator
11 3 (1.96%) Virtualisation Consultant
11 3 (1.96%) Cloud Software Engineer
11 3 (1.96%) Analyst
11 3 (1.96%) Software Engineer
11 3 (1.96%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.15%) Web Services
2 13 (8.50%) Middleware
3 11 (7.19%) J2EE
4 10 (6.54%) WebSphere MQ
5 9 (5.88%) .NET
6 5 (3.27%) JSON
7 3 (1.96%) Spring MVC
7 3 (1.96%) jQuery
7 3 (1.96%) JPA
7 3 (1.96%) LAMP
7 3 (1.96%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.96%) Spring
7 3 (1.96%) Ajax
7 3 (1.96%) CSS
7 3 (1.96%) JTS
7 3 (1.96%) PostGIS
7 3 (1.96%) RESTful
8 2 (1.31%) HTML5
8 2 (1.31%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.07%) Open Source
2 16 (10.46%) Clustering
3 11 (7.19%) Client/Server
4 9 (5.88%) Hedge funds
5 8 (5.23%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.92%) Online Games
7 4 (2.61%) Spread Betting
8 3 (1.96%) Linked Data
9 2 (1.31%) FlexPod
9 2 (1.31%) PKI
10 1 (0.65%) FMCG
10 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.65%) e-Health
10 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 82 (53.59%) Linux
2 64 (41.83%) Windows
3 38 (24.84%) UNIX
4 24 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (13.73%) CentOS
6 15 (9.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (6.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (6.54%) SELinux
7 10 (6.54%) Ubuntu
8 9 (5.88%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.96%) SUSE
10 3 (1.96%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.31%) Fedora
12 1 (0.65%) Debian
12 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (41.83%) DevOps
2 23 (15.03%) SOA
3 20 (13.07%) ITIL
4 19 (12.42%) Scrum
5 18 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (8.50%) Kanban
7 13 (8.50%) Load Balancing
8 11 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (7.19%) ETL
8 11 (7.19%) ITSM
9 10 (6.54%) Service Management
10 9 (5.88%) Configuration Management
10 9 (5.88%) High Availability
11 8 (5.23%) Service Delivery
12 6 (3.92%) TDD
12 6 (3.92%) Software Engineering
12 6 (3.92%) Build Automation
13 5 (3.27%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (3.27%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 45 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 44 (28.76%) Python
3 33 (21.57%) Java
4 25 (16.34%) Bash Shell
5 24 (15.69%) Ruby
6 16 (10.46%) JavaScript
6 16 (10.46%) SQL
7 14 (9.15%) Perl
8 11 (7.19%) PL/SQL
8 11 (7.19%) VB
9 10 (6.54%) VBA
10 3 (1.96%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.96%) C
10 3 (1.96%) PHP
11 2 (1.31%) VBScript
11 2 (1.31%) AWK
11 2 (1.31%) XPath
11 2 (1.31%) sed
Qualifications
1 27 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 21 (13.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 19 (12.42%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.50%) VCAP
5 9 (5.88%) MCSE
5 9 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (5.23%) VCDX
7 7 (4.58%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.58%) MCITP
8 6 (3.92%) MCTS
8 6 (3.92%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (1.96%) BC Cleared
10 2 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.31%) VCP4
10 2 (1.31%) VCP5
10 2 (1.31%) CCNA
10 2 (1.31%) Degree
11 1 (0.65%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.88%) SLA
2 5 (3.27%) QA
System Software
1 86 (56.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (43.79%) vSphere
3 31 (20.26%) Active Directory
4 21 (13.73%) VMware ESX
5 13 (8.50%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (7.84%) NFS
7 10 (6.54%) Hyper-V
8 9 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (5.23%) XenServer
10 7 (4.58%) XenDesktop
11 4 (2.61%) XenApp
12 3 (1.96%) MetaFrame
12 3 (1.96%) Terminal Services
12 3 (1.96%) VirtualBox
13 2 (1.31%) KVM
13 2 (1.31%) Xen
14 1 (0.65%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.65%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 64 (41.83%) Puppet
2 37 (24.18%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (11.76%) SCCM
4 15 (9.80%) SCOM
5 11 (7.19%) Ansible
6 10 (6.54%) EMC NetWorker
6 10 (6.54%) Nagios
6 10 (6.54%) NetBackup
7 9 (5.88%) Vagrant
8 8 (5.23%) ZABBIX
8 8 (5.23%) Zenoss
8 8 (5.23%) Kibana
8 8 (5.23%) Graylog2
9 7 (4.58%) Backup Exec
10 6 (3.92%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (2.61%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (2.61%) SCOrch
12 3 (1.96%) HP SIM
13 2 (1.31%) Cisco Prime
13 2 (1.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 123 (80.39%) VMware
2 40 (26.14%) Oracle
3 37 (24.18%) HP
4 34 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 32 (20.92%) F5
6 26 (16.99%) IBM
7 25 (16.34%) EMC
8 24 (15.69%) Red Hat
9 21 (13.73%) Citrix
10 18 (11.76%) Cisco
11 16 (10.46%) Websense
12 14 (9.15%) Remedy
13 13 (8.50%) Sophos
14 10 (6.54%) Symantec
15 8 (5.23%) Splunk
15 8 (5.23%) Perforce
16 5 (3.27%) 3PAR
17 4 (2.61%) Rackspace
17 4 (2.61%) NetApp
18 3 (1.96%) BMC
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