The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vCloud Suite
UK / England
Rank 512 527 498
Rank change year-on-year +15 -29  
Contract jobs citing vCloud 73 88 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.56% 1.66% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 67 77
Median daily rate £538 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.21% +15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £350 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £597 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £420 £325
% change year-on-year +22.02% +29.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 -

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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4688 5312 5042
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.22% 10.83% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2994 3273 2789
Median daily rate £410 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.79% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 426 587
Median hourly rate £16.75 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.51% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

vCloud
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

vCloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vCloud in England

vCloud
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vCloud in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vCloud in England

vCloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vCloud in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for vCloud in England

vCloud
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vCloud within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +38 45 £550 +4.76% 9
South East +10 16 £525 +45.83% 2
South West +6 6 - -
Yorkshire +10 3 £575 +51.31%
West Midlands +12 1 £463 -22.91%
East of England -2 1 £425 +3.03%
East Midlands -8 1 £400 -27.27% 1
vCloud
UK

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 England region with a requirement for vCloud.

1 151 (82.07%) VMware
2 112 (60.87%) Linux
3 107 (58.15%) Puppet
4 106 (57.61%) DevOps
5 94 (51.09%) Amazon AWS
6 77 (41.85%) Continuous Integration
7 75 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
8 74 (40.22%) Security Cleared
9 65 (35.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 65 (35.33%) SC Cleared
10 64 (34.78%) DNS
11 60 (32.61%) Jenkins
12 59 (32.07%) Scrum
13 57 (30.98%) Cisco
13 57 (30.98%) Ansible
13 57 (30.98%) Continuous Delivery
14 56 (30.43%) Git (software)
15 51 (27.72%) Oracle
16 50 (27.17%) Data Centre
17 49 (26.63%) Docker
17 49 (26.63%) Configuration Management
18 45 (24.46%) CentOS
19 44 (23.91%) PostgreSQL
20 43 (23.37%) Service Management
21 42 (22.83%) Windows
21 42 (22.83%) Sonatype Nexus
22 40 (21.74%) ZABBIX
23 39 (21.20%) JIRA
24 38 (20.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 38 (20.65%) VPN

vCloud
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 36 (19.57%) Apache
2 34 (18.48%) Confluence
3 28 (15.22%) Elasticsearch
3 28 (15.22%) OpenStack
4 21 (11.41%) nginx
5 9 (4.89%) Tomcat
6 7 (3.80%) ArcGIS
7 4 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (2.17%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.17%) SAS
7 4 (2.17%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.63%) GlassFish
8 3 (1.63%) IIS
8 3 (1.63%) JBoss
9 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.54%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.54%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 19 (10.33%) HipChat
2 5 (2.72%) MS Office
3 4 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.17%) Infor M3
2 3 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 94 (51.09%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (8.70%) IaaS
4 11 (5.98%) PaaS
5 9 (4.89%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (3.80%) GitHub
7 6 (3.26%) IBM Cloud
7 6 (3.26%) SoftLayer
8 4 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (2.17%) Amazon S3
8 4 (2.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.17%) Heroku
8 4 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.54%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 64 (34.78%) DNS
2 38 (20.65%) VPN
3 36 (19.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 33 (17.93%) SSL
5 30 (16.30%) SSH
6 28 (15.22%) IPsec
7 27 (14.67%) Firewall
8 26 (14.13%) OpenLDAP
8 26 (14.13%) OpenVPN
8 26 (14.13%) TCP/IP
9 25 (13.59%) Reverse Proxy
10 22 (11.96%) SAN
11 20 (10.87%) LDAP
12 19 (10.33%) HTTP
13 15 (8.15%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (5.98%) WAN
15 10 (5.43%) LAN
16 9 (4.89%) DHCP
16 9 (4.89%) Kerberos
16 9 (4.89%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (23.91%) PostgreSQL
2 37 (20.11%) Hadoop
3 28 (15.22%) Oracle Database
3 28 (15.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 25 (13.59%) Big Data
5 11 (5.98%) MongoDB
5 11 (5.98%) Redis
6 8 (4.35%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.26%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (3.26%) MySQL
8 4 (2.17%) Oracle OWB
8 4 (2.17%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 60 (32.61%) Jenkins
2 56 (30.43%) Git (software)
3 42 (22.83%) Sonatype Nexus
4 39 (21.20%) JIRA
5 28 (15.22%) SonarQube
6 26 (14.13%) Ant
6 26 (14.13%) JUnit
6 26 (14.13%) Liquibase
6 26 (14.13%) Maven
7 22 (11.96%) Vagrant
8 19 (10.33%) JIRA Agile
9 8 (4.35%) Bitbucket
9 8 (4.35%) Subversion
10 4 (2.17%) Artifactory
10 4 (2.17%) Gerrit
10 4 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.09%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.54%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.54%) WiX
General
1 6 (3.26%) Finance
2 5 (2.72%) Marketing
2 5 (2.72%) Retail
3 4 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.63%) Electronics
4 3 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.54%) Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Legal
5 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (24.46%) Architect
1 45 (24.46%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (13.04%) Consultant
3 16 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
4 11 (5.98%) Infrastructure Architect
5 10 (5.43%) Big Data Engineer
5 10 (5.43%) Data Engineer
6 9 (4.89%) Technical Architect
7 8 (4.35%) AWS DevOps
7 8 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
7 8 (4.35%) Network Engineer
8 7 (3.80%) DevOps Consultant
8 7 (3.80%) Senior DevOps
8 7 (3.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 7 (3.80%) Technical Engineer
8 7 (3.80%) Technical Leader
8 7 (3.80%) VMware Engineer
8 7 (3.80%) VMware Specialist
9 6 (3.26%) Security Architect
9 6 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.85%) Elastic Stack
1 31 (16.85%) Software Packaging
2 26 (14.13%) MCollective
3 9 (4.89%) REST
3 9 (4.89%) SAML
4 8 (4.35%) Node.js
5 6 (3.26%) LAMP
5 6 (3.26%) LEMP Stack
6 4 (2.17%) SOAP
6 4 (2.17%) Web Services
7 2 (1.09%) .NET
7 2 (1.09%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.54%) J2EE
8 1 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 50 (27.17%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.15%) Hybrid Cloud
3 14 (7.61%) Private Cloud
4 13 (7.07%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 9 (4.89%) FlexPod
5 9 (4.89%) Replication
6 7 (3.80%) EMC VNX
6 7 (3.80%) PKI
7 5 (2.72%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (2.17%) Clustering
8 4 (2.17%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.17%) User Experience
9 3 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.63%) CESG
10 2 (1.09%) AS400
10 2 (1.09%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.09%) iSeries
10 2 (1.09%) Life Science
11 1 (0.54%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 112 (60.87%) Linux
2 45 (24.46%) CentOS
3 42 (22.83%) Windows
4 38 (20.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (13.59%) Unix
6 13 (7.07%) RancherOS
6 13 (7.07%) VyOS
7 10 (5.43%) Windows Server
8 6 (3.26%) Ubuntu
8 6 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (57.61%) DevOps
2 77 (41.85%) Continuous Integration
3 75 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (32.07%) Scrum
5 57 (30.98%) Continuous Delivery
6 49 (26.63%) Configuration Management
7 43 (23.37%) Service Management
8 29 (15.76%) ITIL
9 26 (14.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (13.59%) Coaching
10 25 (13.59%) Workflow
11 21 (11.41%) Identity Management
11 21 (11.41%) Open Source
12 17 (9.24%) Build Automation
13 14 (7.61%) User Stories
14 11 (5.98%) Converged Infrastructure
15 10 (5.43%) ITIL V3
16 9 (4.89%) Penetration Testing
17 8 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
17 8 (4.35%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.76%) Java
2 21 (11.41%) Python
3 18 (9.78%) Bash Shell
3 18 (9.78%) Shell Script
4 17 (9.24%) PowerShell
4 17 (9.24%) Ruby
5 15 (8.15%) Perl
6 7 (3.80%) C
6 7 (3.80%) SQL
7 6 (3.26%) PHP
8 4 (2.17%) Go
8 4 (2.17%) Groovy
8 4 (2.17%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 74 (40.22%) Security Cleared
2 65 (35.33%) SC Cleared
3 22 (11.96%) DV Cleared
4 16 (8.70%) Degree
5 11 (5.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (2.72%) CCNP
7 5 (2.72%) CISMP
7 5 (2.72%) CRISC
7 5 (2.72%) VCDX
8 4 (2.17%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.63%) CCSP
10 2 (1.09%) CCA
10 2 (1.09%) CCNA
10 2 (1.09%) CCSA
10 2 (1.09%) CCSE
10 2 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.09%) MCSE
10 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.26%) QA
3 5 (2.72%) SLA
4 4 (2.17%) JSP 440
5 3 (1.63%) GPG13
6 2 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 65 (35.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (26.63%) Docker
3 38 (20.65%) vSphere
4 29 (15.76%) Active Directory
5 26 (14.13%) Postfix
5 26 (14.13%) Squid
6 19 (10.33%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (9.78%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (8.70%) HDFS
9 9 (4.89%) VMware ESX
10 7 (3.80%) Hyper-V
11 5 (2.72%) NFS
12 4 (2.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (1.09%) Corosync
13 2 (1.09%) VMware GSX
13 2 (1.09%) VMware Server
13 2 (1.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 107 (58.15%) Puppet
2 57 (30.98%) Ansible
3 40 (21.74%) ZABBIX
4 36 (19.57%) vRealize
5 33 (17.93%) logstash
5 33 (17.93%) Terraform
6 30 (16.30%) Kibana
7 26 (14.13%) Docker Swarm
7 26 (14.13%) Kubernetes
7 26 (14.13%) Rancher
8 23 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (8.70%) HAProxy
10 14 (7.61%) Consul
10 14 (7.61%) Packer
11 13 (7.07%) SCCM
12 10 (5.43%) FortiGate
12 10 (5.43%) Forum Sentry
13 7 (3.80%) Nagios
14 6 (3.26%) OpenIDM
14 6 (3.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 151 (82.07%) VMware
2 57 (30.98%) Cisco
3 51 (27.72%) Oracle
4 29 (15.76%) Microsoft
5 28 (15.22%) Sonatype
6 26 (14.13%) Red Hat
7 20 (10.87%) Palo Alto
8 18 (9.78%) Juniper
9 15 (8.15%) Hortonworks
10 14 (7.61%) AppDynamics
10 14 (7.61%) Atlassian
11 13 (7.07%) EMC
11 13 (7.07%) Vyatta
12 12 (6.52%) HP
13 11 (5.98%) Citrix
14 10 (5.43%) AlienVault
14 10 (5.43%) CheckPoint
15 9 (4.89%) 3PAR
16 7 (3.80%) ESRI
16 7 (3.80%) Software AG