The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for vCloud skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited vCloud over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware vCloud Suite
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 164 202
Rank change year-on-year -2 +38  
Contract jobs citing vCloud 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.090% 0.030% 0.069%
As % of the System Software category 0.86% 0.27% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £438 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.08% +9.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

vCloud is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 347 365 562
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.46% 10.98% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 303 418
Median daily rate £450 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 33
Median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -16.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £138.25 £22.00 £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

vCloud
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing vCloud as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for vCloud in the City of London

vCloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vCloud in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for vCloud in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for vCloud.

1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) DevOps
3 5 (62.50%) Linux
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (50.00%) Python
4 4 (50.00%) MySQL
4 4 (50.00%) OpenStack
4 4 (50.00%) Ansible
4 4 (50.00%) Terraform
5 3 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (37.50%) Ubuntu
5 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (25.00%) vSphere
6 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
6 2 (25.00%) nginx
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (25.00%) PaaS
6 2 (25.00%) Puppet
6 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
6 2 (25.00%) Subversion
6 2 (25.00%) TDD
6 2 (25.00%) LAMP
6 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (25.00%) iSeries
6 2 (25.00%) Clustering

vCloud
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (25.00%) Apache
2 2 (25.00%) nginx
3 1 (12.50%) CloudStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (25.00%) GitHub
2 2 (25.00%) IaaS
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (25.00%) PaaS
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
1 2 (25.00%) SSL
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) Kerberos
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) LDAP
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MySQL
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (12.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
1 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (12.50%) MSBuild
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (12.50%) WiX
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Senior DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Network Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Storage Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Storage Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Virtualisation Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) LAMP
1 2 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) AS400
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (25.00%) iSeries
2 1 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Ubuntu
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) DevOps
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 1 (12.50%) Kanban
6 1 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) Network Design
6 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
6 1 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) SOA
6 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Corosync
2 2 (25.00%) Docker
2 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Ansible
1 4 (50.00%) Terraform
2 2 (25.00%) HAProxy
2 2 (25.00%) Pacemaker
2 2 (25.00%) Puppet
2 2 (25.00%) Rundeck
3 1 (12.50%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) SaltStack
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) ForgeRock
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat