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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vCloud
Rank 542 490 538
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +48
Contract jobs citing vCloud 77 111 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.22% 0.084%
As % of the System Software category 1.52% 2.21% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 80 17
Average daily rate £400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £285 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £550 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.60 - -

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
5055 5023 4726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.83% 9.91% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2987 2742 2372
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 582 544
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 -35 74 £400 -5.88% 26
London -39 37 £425 -5.55% 10
South East +8 20 £388 -8.82% 7
Yorkshire -12 11 £395 +38.59% 5
Brighton +20 9 £375 -11.76%
East Sussex +16 9 £375 -11.76%
West Yorkshire +4 9 £395 +50.47% 2
Leeds - 8 £395 - 1
City of London +37 6 £350 -16.66% 1
South West +4 4 £488 - 1
Harrow - 3 £500 -
Berkshire +4 2 £404 +42.83% 2
Kent - 2 £610 - 1
Dorset - 2 - -
North West - 2 £494 - 2
Bournemouth - 2 - -
Slough +10 1 - -
Cheltenham +6 1 £513 -
Gloucestershire +4 1 £513 -
Hampshire -3 1 £220 -51.11% 1
West Sussex - 1 £300 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £525 - 2
Cheshire - 1 £463 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Farnborough - 1 £220 -
Tonbridge - 1 £625 - 1
Selby - 1 - - 1
Sheffield - 1 - - 1

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

1 133 (83.65%) VMware
2 81 (50.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (49.06%) Windows
4 69 (43.40%) Linux
5 55 (34.59%) Microsoft
6 50 (31.45%) vSphere
7 48 (30.19%) Amazon AWS
7 48 (30.19%) Windows Server
8 46 (28.93%) Jenkins
8 46 (28.93%) Red Hat
9 43 (27.04%) Puppet
10 42 (26.42%) Python
11 41 (25.79%) Active Directory
11 41 (25.79%) DevOps
11 41 (25.79%) Data Centre
12 39 (24.53%) Bash Shell
13 38 (23.90%) Cisco
14 36 (22.64%) PostgreSQL
14 36 (22.64%) Opscode Chef
15 34 (21.38%) Microsoft Azure
15 34 (21.38%) Windows Server 2008
15 34 (21.38%) Continuous Integration
15 34 (21.38%) DNS
16 33 (20.75%) Web Services
17 32 (20.13%) PowerShell
18 31 (19.50%) Windows Server 2012
18 31 (19.50%) MySQL
18 31 (19.50%) HP
19 30 (18.87%) SAN
19 30 (18.87%) Ruby

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 29 (18.24%) nginx
2 26 (16.35%) Apache
3 23 (14.47%) Tomcat
4 22 (13.84%) OpenStack
5 13 (8.18%) JBoss
6 12 (7.55%) Confluence
7 11 (6.92%) Node.js
8 10 (6.29%) Mule ESB
8 10 (6.29%) WebSphere
9 9 (5.66%) IIS
10 5 (3.14%) WebLogic
11 4 (2.52%) Alfresco
11 4 (2.52%) Jetty
11 4 (2.52%) MS Exchange
11 4 (2.52%) Mule
11 4 (2.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (2.52%) WildFly
12 3 (1.89%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (3.14%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.52%) MS Office
4 3 (1.89%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.89%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Relativity
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 48 (30.19%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (21.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (9.43%) GitHub
3 15 (9.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (7.55%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (5.66%) Office 365
6 8 (5.03%) IaaS
7 5 (3.14%) PaaS
7 5 (3.14%) SoftLayer
8 4 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.89%) Google Apps
9 3 (1.89%) Heroku
9 3 (1.89%) IBM PureFlex
9 3 (1.89%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.89%) SaaS
10 1 (0.63%) Force.com
10 1 (0.63%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 34 (21.38%) DNS
2 30 (18.87%) SAN
3 28 (17.61%) Firewall
4 21 (13.21%) DHCP
4 21 (13.21%) VPN
5 15 (9.43%) TCP/IP
6 13 (8.18%) WAN
7 12 (7.55%) IPv6
7 12 (7.55%) LAN
8 11 (6.92%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (6.92%) LDAP
8 11 (6.92%) NAS
9 10 (6.29%) Reverse Proxy
10 9 (5.66%) MPLS
11 8 (5.03%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (4.40%) DMZ
12 7 (4.40%) OSPF
12 7 (4.40%) SMTP
13 6 (3.77%) SSL
13 6 (3.77%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (22.64%) PostgreSQL
2 31 (19.50%) MySQL
3 25 (15.72%) MongoDB
4 12 (7.55%) NoSQL
5 10 (6.29%) SQL Server
6 8 (5.03%) Redis
7 5 (3.14%) Informix
7 5 (3.14%) RDBMS
7 5 (3.14%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.52%) Big Data
8 4 (2.52%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.26%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.26%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.26%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 46 (28.93%) Jenkins
2 25 (15.72%) Git (software)
3 23 (14.47%) JIRA
4 21 (13.21%) Gerrit
5 18 (11.32%) Sonatype Nexus
6 17 (10.69%) Artifactory
6 17 (10.69%) Maven
7 11 (6.92%) Hudson
7 11 (6.92%) Selenium
7 11 (6.92%) SonarQube
8 10 (6.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (6.29%) Mercurial
9 9 (5.66%) Ant
9 9 (5.66%) Gradle
9 9 (5.66%) JMeter
10 8 (5.03%) TeamCity
11 7 (4.40%) Subversion
11 7 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (3.14%) Jasmine
12 5 (3.14%) PhantomJS
General
1 21 (13.21%) Finance
2 11 (6.92%) Banking
2 11 (6.92%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.03%) Games
4 3 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.89%) Publishing
5 2 (1.26%) Billing
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (18.87%) Architect
2 25 (15.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (10.06%) Cloud Architect
3 16 (10.06%) Developer
4 15 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (6.29%) Consultant
6 9 (5.66%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 8 (5.03%) Administrator
7 8 (5.03%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (5.03%) VMware Engineer
8 7 (4.40%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.40%) VMware Architect
9 6 (3.77%) AWS Architect
9 6 (3.77%) Network Engineer
9 6 (3.77%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.14%) Azure Architect
10 5 (3.14%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.14%) Operations Engineer
10 5 (3.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (20.75%) Web Services
2 22 (13.84%) LAMP
3 19 (11.95%) LEMP Stack
4 18 (11.32%) LAPP Stack
5 15 (9.43%) J2EE
6 13 (8.18%) jQuery
7 8 (5.03%) HTML
7 8 (5.03%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (5.03%) RESTful
8 7 (4.40%) Flash
8 7 (4.40%) Middleware
9 5 (3.14%) Java EE
10 4 (2.52%) AngularJS
10 4 (2.52%) CSS
10 4 (2.52%) Hibernate
10 4 (2.52%) HTML5
10 4 (2.52%) MCollective
10 4 (2.52%) REST
10 4 (2.52%) Spring
10 4 (2.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 41 (25.79%) Data Centre
2 19 (11.95%) Private Cloud
3 15 (9.43%) EMC VNX
4 12 (7.55%) EMC VMAX
5 11 (6.92%) Replication
6 9 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (5.03%) Public Cloud
8 7 (4.40%) Clustering
8 7 (4.40%) VCE vBlock
9 6 (3.77%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (3.14%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (3.14%) FlexPod
11 4 (2.52%) Client/Server
11 4 (2.52%) PKI
11 4 (2.52%) Tandem
12 3 (1.89%) EqualLogic
12 3 (1.89%) Hedge funds
12 3 (1.89%) Life Science
12 3 (1.89%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 78 (49.06%) Windows
2 69 (43.40%) Linux
3 48 (30.19%) Windows Server
4 34 (21.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (19.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (15.09%) CentOS
7 18 (11.32%) Unix
8 17 (10.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (10.06%) Ubuntu
10 6 (3.77%) Windows 7
11 4 (2.52%) CoreOS
11 4 (2.52%) Mac OS
11 4 (2.52%) Mac OS X
11 4 (2.52%) SmartOS
11 4 (2.52%) Solaris
11 4 (2.52%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.63%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.79%) DevOps
2 34 (21.38%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (15.09%) Open Source
5 23 (14.47%) ITIL
6 22 (13.84%) Configuration Management
7 15 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (8.81%) SOA
9 13 (8.18%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (8.18%) High Availability
10 12 (7.55%) Scrum
11 11 (6.92%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (6.92%) OWASP
11 11 (6.92%) Web Operations
12 10 (6.29%) Migration
12 10 (6.29%) TDD
12 10 (6.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (5.66%) Analytics
13 9 (5.66%) BDD
13 9 (5.66%) Converged Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 42 (26.42%) Python
2 39 (24.53%) Bash Shell
3 32 (20.13%) PowerShell
4 30 (18.87%) Ruby
5 28 (17.61%) Perl
6 26 (16.35%) Java
7 22 (13.84%) SQL
8 18 (11.32%) PHP
9 13 (8.18%) JavaScript
10 6 (3.77%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.52%) C++
11 4 (2.52%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.26%) C
13 1 (0.63%) C#
13 1 (0.63%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 21 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 11 (6.92%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (5.03%) CCNA
4 8 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.40%) Degree
5 7 (4.40%) Network+ Certification
6 6 (3.77%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.14%) CCNP
8 4 (2.52%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 3 (1.89%) MCSE
9 3 (1.89%) VCDX
9 3 (1.89%) VCP5
10 2 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.26%) VCP4
11 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.63%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.14%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.26%) SLA
System Software
1 81 (50.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (31.45%) vSphere
3 41 (25.79%) Active Directory
4 24 (15.09%) Docker
5 22 (13.84%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (10.69%) Hyper-V
7 10 (6.29%) NFS
7 10 (6.29%) VMware ESX
8 7 (4.40%) KVM
9 5 (3.14%) Squid
10 4 (2.52%) Btrfs
10 4 (2.52%) iptables
10 4 (2.52%) LXC
10 4 (2.52%) Snort
10 4 (2.52%) Terminal Services
10 4 (2.52%) Varnish
10 4 (2.52%) XenApp
10 4 (2.52%) XenServer
11 3 (1.89%) Xen
12 2 (1.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 43 (27.04%) Puppet
2 36 (22.64%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (18.87%) Ansible
4 19 (11.95%) logstash
5 15 (9.43%) HAProxy
5 15 (9.43%) ZABBIX
6 14 (8.81%) Kubernetes
6 14 (8.81%) Salt
7 13 (8.18%) EMC VPLEX
8 12 (7.55%) CFEngine
9 11 (6.92%) Kibana
10 10 (6.29%) Rundeck
11 9 (5.66%) Nagios
12 7 (4.40%) SCCM
12 7 (4.40%) SCOM
12 7 (4.40%) vMotion
13 4 (2.52%) Casper Suite
13 4 (2.52%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (2.52%) Nessus
13 4 (2.52%) systemd
Vendors
1 133 (83.65%) VMware
2 55 (34.59%) Microsoft
3 46 (28.93%) Red Hat
4 38 (23.90%) Cisco
5 31 (19.50%) HP
6 25 (15.72%) EMC
7 18 (11.32%) Google
8 17 (10.69%) Dell
9 15 (9.43%) Citrix
10 12 (7.55%) NetApp
10 12 (7.55%) Veeam
11 10 (6.29%) Oracle
12 9 (5.66%) 3PAR
12 9 (5.66%) IBM
13 8 (5.03%) Dell KACE
14 7 (4.40%) Black Duck
14 7 (4.40%) F5
14 7 (4.40%) Isilon
14 7 (4.40%) Sonatype
14 7 (4.40%) Veracode
Selby, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates - 3 Months initially
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Tonbridge
iKas International
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 25 days ago