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 14 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vCloud
Rank 491 544 551
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +7
Contract jobs citing vCloud 81 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.038% 0.053%
As % of the System Software category 1.59% 0.38% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 11 19
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £280 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £365 £450
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -18.88%
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
5086 4997 4793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.64% 9.94% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2768 2505 2255
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
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 £313 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 631 668
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.03 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +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 14 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 14 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 +46 74 £425 - 9
London +45 54 £450 -5.26% 2
South East - 14 £365 - 2
City of London +36 13 £463 +5.71%
Hampshire - 10 £358 - 1
South Wales - 5 £450 -
Wales - 5 £450 -
North West - 3 £400 - 4
East of England - 3 £463 -
Surrey - 2 £488 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £500 -
Manchester - 2 £400 - 3
Wiltshire -7 1 £388 -13.88% 1
South West -25 1 £388 -13.88% 1
Liverpool - 1 £425 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £338 -
Merseyside - 1 £425 - 1
Farnborough - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £338 -
Bedford - 1 £425 -
Nottingham - 1 £338 -
Reading - 1 - -
Rochdale - - - - 3
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Staines - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Surbiton - - - -

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 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.

1 124 (86.71%) VMware
2 82 (57.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (56.64%) Linux
4 61 (42.66%) Puppet
5 60 (41.96%) DevOps
5 60 (41.96%) Windows
6 56 (39.16%) vSphere
7 41 (28.67%) Python
8 40 (27.97%) Oracle
9 39 (27.27%) UNIX
10 36 (25.17%) HP
10 36 (25.17%) PowerShell
10 36 (25.17%) Opscode Chef
11 34 (23.78%) Microsoft
12 32 (22.38%) Java
13 30 (20.98%) Security Cleared
14 29 (20.28%) Amazon EC2
15 28 (19.58%) Jenkins
16 27 (18.88%) Finance
16 27 (18.88%) SAN
17 25 (17.48%) Bash Shell
17 25 (17.48%) Maven
18 24 (16.78%) Red Hat
18 24 (16.78%) EMC
18 24 (16.78%) OpenStack
18 24 (16.78%) F5
19 23 (16.08%) Citrix
19 23 (16.08%) IBM
19 23 (16.08%) Active Directory
19 23 (16.08%) DNS

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 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 24 (16.78%) OpenStack
2 21 (14.69%) WebLogic
3 20 (13.99%) WebSphere
4 17 (11.89%) Tomcat
5 12 (8.39%) Apache
6 10 (6.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (3.50%) Node.js
8 4 (2.80%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.10%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.40%) Confluence
11 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.70%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.70%) IIS
11 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 29 (20.28%) Amazon EC2
2 20 (13.99%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (12.59%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (6.29%) Amazon S3
5 6 (4.20%) IaaS
6 2 (1.40%) Heroku
6 2 (1.40%) GitHub
6 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.70%) PaaS
7 1 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.88%) SAN
2 23 (16.08%) DNS
3 18 (12.59%) Firewall
4 16 (11.19%) TCP/IP
5 14 (9.79%) iSCSI
5 14 (9.79%) FCoE
6 13 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
7 12 (8.39%) SNMP
8 11 (7.69%) VLAN
9 9 (6.29%) NAS
9 9 (6.29%) Multicast
9 9 (6.29%) VPN
9 9 (6.29%) Internet
10 8 (5.59%) DHCP
11 6 (4.20%) HTTP
12 4 (2.80%) SSL
13 3 (2.10%) MPLS
13 3 (2.10%) Cisco Nexus
14 2 (1.40%) OSPF
14 2 (1.40%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.39%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (8.39%) MySQL
3 11 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 11 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.59%) Oracle Exadata
4 8 (5.59%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (4.20%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (3.50%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 28 (19.58%) Jenkins
2 25 (17.48%) Maven
3 19 (13.29%) JIRA
4 18 (12.59%) Git (software)
5 12 (8.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (8.39%) Mercurial
5 12 (8.39%) Ant
5 12 (8.39%) Subversion
5 12 (8.39%) AnthillPro
5 12 (8.39%) TeamCity
5 12 (8.39%) Gerrit
6 9 (6.29%) RSpec
7 3 (2.10%) Mockito
7 3 (2.10%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.10%) Selenium
7 3 (2.10%) Grunt
8 2 (1.40%) Apache Ivy
8 2 (1.40%) FishEye
8 2 (1.40%) JUnit
General
1 27 (18.88%) Finance
2 8 (5.59%) Financial Institution
2 8 (5.59%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.20%) Games
4 5 (3.50%) Publishing
5 2 (1.40%) Local Government
6 1 (0.70%) French Language
6 1 (0.70%) German Language
6 1 (0.70%) Billing
6 1 (0.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (10.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (9.79%) Consultant
4 12 (8.39%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 10 (6.99%) Cloud Engineer
5 10 (6.99%) Deployment Manager
6 9 (6.29%) VMware Engineer
7 8 (5.59%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (4.90%) Developer
9 6 (4.20%) Architect
9 6 (4.20%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.50%) VMware Specialist
11 4 (2.80%) VMware Consultant
11 4 (2.80%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (2.80%) Administrator
12 3 (2.10%) Configuration Manager
12 3 (2.10%) Systems Engineer
12 3 (2.10%) Software Engineer
12 3 (2.10%) Analyst
12 3 (2.10%) Cloud Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.79%) Web Services
2 12 (8.39%) J2EE
3 11 (7.69%) Middleware
4 10 (6.99%) .NET
5 8 (5.59%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (3.50%) JSON
7 3 (2.10%) Spring MVC
7 3 (2.10%) jQuery
7 3 (2.10%) JPA
7 3 (2.10%) LAMP
7 3 (2.10%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.10%) Spring
7 3 (2.10%) Ajax
7 3 (2.10%) CSS
7 3 (2.10%) JTS
7 3 (2.10%) PostGIS
7 3 (2.10%) RESTful
8 2 (1.40%) HTML5
8 2 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.40%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.59%) Open Source
2 14 (9.79%) Clustering
3 10 (6.99%) Client/Server
4 8 (5.59%) Hedge funds
5 7 (4.90%) Computer Science
6 6 (4.20%) Online Games
7 4 (2.80%) Spread Betting
8 3 (2.10%) Linked Data
9 2 (1.40%) FlexPod
9 2 (1.40%) PKI
10 1 (0.70%) FMCG
10 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.70%) e-Health
10 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 81 (56.64%) Linux
2 60 (41.96%) Windows
3 39 (27.27%) UNIX
4 21 (14.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (13.99%) CentOS
6 16 (11.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (5.59%) SELinux
8 8 (5.59%) Oracle Linux
8 8 (5.59%) Ubuntu
9 7 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.80%) SUSE
11 3 (2.10%) Fedora
11 3 (2.10%) Windows 2000
11 3 (2.10%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.40%) Debian
13 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (41.96%) DevOps
2 22 (15.38%) SOA
3 20 (13.99%) ITIL
4 19 (13.29%) Scrum
4 19 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (8.39%) ETL
7 11 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (7.69%) Load Balancing
7 11 (7.69%) Kanban
8 10 (6.99%) ITSM
9 9 (6.29%) Service Management
9 9 (6.29%) Configuration Management
10 7 (4.90%) High Availability
11 6 (4.20%) Build Automation
11 6 (4.20%) Service Delivery
11 6 (4.20%) TDD
11 6 (4.20%) Software Engineering
12 5 (3.50%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (3.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (28.67%) Python
2 36 (25.17%) PowerShell
3 32 (22.38%) Java
4 25 (17.48%) Bash Shell
5 23 (16.08%) Ruby
6 18 (12.59%) SQL
7 14 (9.79%) JavaScript
8 12 (8.39%) Perl
8 12 (8.39%) PL/SQL
9 10 (6.99%) VB
10 9 (6.29%) VBA
11 3 (2.10%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.10%) AWK
11 3 (2.10%) sed
11 3 (2.10%) C
11 3 (2.10%) PHP
12 2 (1.40%) VBScript
12 2 (1.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (20.98%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.69%) SC Cleared
2 21 (14.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 13 (9.09%) VCAP
4 10 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (6.29%) MCSE
5 9 (6.29%) VCDX
6 8 (5.59%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.90%) MCITP
8 6 (4.20%) MCTS
8 6 (4.20%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (2.10%) Degree
9 3 (2.10%) BC Cleared
10 2 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.40%) VCP4
10 2 (1.40%) VCP5
10 2 (1.40%) CCNA
11 1 (0.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.99%) SLA
2 6 (4.20%) QA
System Software
1 82 (57.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (39.16%) vSphere
3 23 (16.08%) Active Directory
4 21 (14.69%) VMware ESX
5 12 (8.39%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (7.69%) Hyper-V
6 11 (7.69%) NFS
7 10 (6.99%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (6.29%) XenServer
9 6 (4.20%) XenDesktop
10 4 (2.80%) KVM
10 4 (2.80%) XenApp
10 4 (2.80%) Xen
11 3 (2.10%) MetaFrame
11 3 (2.10%) Terminal Services
11 3 (2.10%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.70%) VMFS
12 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 61 (42.66%) Puppet
2 36 (25.17%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (11.89%) SCOM
4 13 (9.09%) SCCM
5 11 (7.69%) NetBackup
5 11 (7.69%) Ansible
6 9 (6.29%) Vagrant
6 9 (6.29%) EMC NetWorker
7 8 (5.59%) Nagios
8 7 (4.90%) Backup Exec
9 6 (4.20%) HP Data Protector
9 6 (4.20%) ZABBIX
9 6 (4.20%) Zenoss
9 6 (4.20%) Kibana
9 6 (4.20%) Graylog2
10 4 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (2.80%) SCOrch
11 3 (2.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (2.10%) HP SIM
12 2 (1.40%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 124 (86.71%) VMware
2 40 (27.97%) Oracle
3 36 (25.17%) HP
4 34 (23.78%) Microsoft
5 24 (16.78%) EMC
5 24 (16.78%) Red Hat
5 24 (16.78%) F5
6 23 (16.08%) Citrix
6 23 (16.08%) IBM
7 17 (11.89%) Cisco
8 15 (10.49%) Websense
9 14 (9.79%) Remedy
10 11 (7.69%) Symantec
11 6 (4.20%) Splunk
11 6 (4.20%) Perforce
12 5 (3.50%) 3PAR
12 5 (3.50%) Sophos
13 4 (2.80%) NetApp
13 4 (2.80%) Rackspace
14 3 (2.10%) Altiris