Period
to 19 November 2019

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 6 months to 19 November 2019 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 680 768 714
Rank change year-on-year +88 -54 -155
Contract jobs citing vCloud 81 99 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 0.68% 0.68% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 67 112
England median daily rate £463 £500 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.40% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £400 £338 £350
90th Percentile £675 £643 £738
UK median daily rate £462 £511 £511
% change year-on-year -9.56% - +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK median hourly rate - £42.50 -

vCloud is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11,841 14,533 11,879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.48% 15.39% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,868 9,553 7,773
England median daily rate £454 £455 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.33% +7.06% +3.66%
10th Percentile £168 £186 £163
90th Percentile £638 £626 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 789 652
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%

vCloud
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing vCloud as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vCloud in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vCloud in England

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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 6 months to 19 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +73 56 £482 +26.36% 5
London +29 16 £488 -15.22% 4
Midlands +50 6 £400 -21.95% 3
West Midlands +40 6 £400 +14.29% 3
North of England +36 2 £417 -25.89%
Yorkshire - 2 £417 -
East of England +32 1 - -
vCloud
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing vCloud also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for vCloud.

1 78 (96.30%) VMware
2 45 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 40 (49.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (44.44%) SC Cleared
4 36 (44.44%) Windows
5 28 (34.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 28 (34.57%) DV Cleared
6 27 (33.33%) vRealize
7 26 (32.10%) Active Directory
8 24 (29.63%) vCenter Server
8 24 (29.63%) vSphere
9 23 (28.40%) Azure
9 23 (28.40%) Linux
10 22 (27.16%) VMware NSX
11 21 (25.93%) AWS
11 21 (25.93%) VSAN
11 21 (25.93%) Windows Server
12 19 (23.46%) VMware ESXi
13 18 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 17 (20.99%) ITIL
15 15 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (17.28%) Citrix
16 14 (17.28%) Cisco
16 14 (17.28%) Microsoft
16 14 (17.28%) IaaS
17 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (14.81%) HP
18 11 (13.58%) Firewall
18 11 (13.58%) ITIL V3
18 11 (13.58%) DevOps

vCloud
Co-occurring 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 9 (11.11%) OpenStack
2 6 (7.41%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.70%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (28.40%) Azure
2 21 (25.93%) AWS
3 14 (17.28%) IaaS
4 7 (8.64%) Office 365
4 7 (8.64%) PaaS
5 6 (7.41%) Heroku
6 2 (2.47%) GitHub
7 1 (1.23%) Google Sheets
7 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.93%) VSAN
2 11 (13.58%) Firewall
3 10 (12.35%) LAN
3 10 (12.35%) WAN
4 6 (7.41%) SAN
5 5 (6.17%) NetScaler
6 4 (4.94%) AMQP
6 4 (4.94%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.94%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.47%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.47%) Skype
8 1 (1.23%) Connectrix
8 1 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) Blockchain
1 4 (4.94%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (1.23%) Big Data
3 1 (1.23%) DB2
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (7.41%) Billing
1 6 (7.41%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Retail
3 2 (2.47%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (28.40%) Architect
2 18 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (19.75%) VMware Engineer
4 14 (17.28%) Consultant
4 14 (17.28%) VMware Consultant
5 9 (11.11%) VMware Architect
6 8 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (9.88%) VMware Specialist
7 7 (8.64%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (6.17%) Operations Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Senior Architect
9 4 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.94%) Automation Architect
9 4 (4.94%) Cloud Specialist
9 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 4 (4.94%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (4.94%) VMware Technical Consultant
10 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (3.70%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.70%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) JMS
1 4 (4.94%) RabbitMQ
1 4 (4.94%) Ruby on Rails
1 4 (4.94%) Spring
2 1 (1.23%) Apache Flex
2 1 (1.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.41%) Clustering
3 5 (6.17%) CMDB
4 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 3 (3.70%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.70%) Robotics
6 2 (2.47%) Cloud Native
6 2 (2.47%) HP Storage
6 2 (2.47%) PKI
6 2 (2.47%) PMI
6 2 (2.47%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.47%) Replication
7 1 (1.23%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.23%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (44.44%) Windows
2 23 (28.40%) Linux
3 21 (25.93%) Windows Server
4 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.17%) CentOS
5 5 (6.17%) VMS
5 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.70%) Unix
7 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (20.99%) ITIL
3 11 (13.58%) DevOps
3 11 (13.58%) ITIL V3
4 9 (11.11%) ITSM
5 8 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.64%) Change Management
6 7 (8.64%) Migration
6 7 (8.64%) Service Management
7 6 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (6.17%) Analytics
8 5 (6.17%) Data Privacy
8 5 (6.17%) Information Security
8 5 (6.17%) Open Source
8 5 (6.17%) Regulatory Compliance
9 4 (4.94%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (4.94%) Security Patching
9 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.94%) TDD
9 4 (4.94%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.88%) Bash Shell
2 8 (9.88%) Python
3 6 (7.41%) SQL
4 5 (6.17%) Go
4 5 (6.17%) Ruby
5 4 (4.94%) Java
6 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 36 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 28 (34.57%) DV Cleared
3 28 (34.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 15 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (12.35%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (8.64%) MCSE
7 5 (6.17%) VCAP
8 4 (4.94%) CISSP
8 4 (4.94%) MCSA
8 4 (4.94%) MCSD
9 3 (3.70%) CCA
9 3 (3.70%) MCTS
9 3 (3.70%) VCP4
9 3 (3.70%) VCP5
10 2 (2.47%) CCNA
10 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (2.47%) MCP
10 2 (2.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (49.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (32.10%) Active Directory
3 24 (29.63%) vSphere
4 22 (27.16%) VMware NSX
5 19 (23.46%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (9.88%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (8.64%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (6.17%) Hyper-V
9 4 (4.94%) XenApp
10 3 (3.70%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (2.47%) Docker
12 1 (1.23%) Firmware
12 1 (1.23%) NFS
12 1 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (33.33%) vRealize
2 24 (29.63%) vCenter Server
3 7 (8.64%) Terraform
4 6 (7.41%) OpenView
4 6 (7.41%) SCCM
5 5 (6.17%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (6.17%) WSUS
6 4 (4.94%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (3.70%) SCVMM
7 3 (3.70%) vMotion
8 2 (2.47%) Ansible
8 2 (2.47%) Kubernetes
8 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (2.47%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.47%) Puppet
8 2 (2.47%) SCOM
9 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 78 (96.30%) VMware
2 14 (17.28%) Cisco
2 14 (17.28%) Citrix
2 14 (17.28%) Microsoft
3 12 (14.81%) HP
4 9 (11.11%) NetApp
5 6 (7.41%) Veeam
6 5 (6.17%) Dell
6 5 (6.17%) New Relic
6 5 (6.17%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.17%) Splunk
7 4 (4.94%) McAfee
8 3 (3.70%) EMC
8 3 (3.70%) IFS
8 3 (3.70%) Meraki
8 3 (3.70%) Symantec
9 2 (2.47%) Atlassian
9 2 (2.47%) IronPort
9 2 (2.47%) PlateSpin
10 1 (1.23%) Fortinet