Period
to 24 September 2021

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 24 September 2021 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 687 477 716
Rank change year-on-year -210 +239 +81
Contract jobs citing vCloud 37 17 91
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.057% 0.066% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.40% 0.45% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 62
10th Percentile £362 £354 £392
25th Percentile £375 £405 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £775 £547 £625
90th Percentile " £568 £665
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +2.33%

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 9,144 3,785 12,633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.19% 14.64% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,508 2,559 8,629
10th Percentile £200 £225 £180
25th Percentile £381 £375 £345
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 143 533
10th Percentile £11.55 £11.21 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.81 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.75 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.23% +10.94% -
75th Percentile £28.75 £40.38 £23.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £51.03 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £16.74
% change year-on-year -1.41% +6.07% +4.59%

vCloud
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for vCloud in England

vCloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing vCloud in England.

Daily rate trend for vCloud in England

vCloud
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing vCloud in England over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for vCloud in England

vCloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing vCloud in England.

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 6 months to 24 September 2021. 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
London -189 20 £750 +39.53% 3
South East -87 10 £375 -17.13% 3
East of England - 2 - - 1
North of England -83 1 £500 +29.87% 4
South West - 1 - - 3
West Midlands - 1 £675 -
Midlands - 1 £675 -
North West - 1 £500 - 2
vCloud
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, 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 37 (100.00%) VMware
2 21 (56.76%) Ansible
3 20 (54.05%) Kubernetes
4 19 (51.35%) Telecoms
5 17 (45.95%) Firewall
5 17 (45.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (45.95%) vSphere
6 16 (43.24%) OpenStack
7 15 (40.54%) Data Protection
7 15 (40.54%) Data Centre
8 14 (37.84%) VMware NSX
9 13 (35.14%) PaaS
9 13 (35.14%) Dell
10 12 (32.43%) SSL
10 12 (32.43%) VSAN
10 12 (32.43%) vCenter Server
11 11 (29.73%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (29.73%) CA
11 11 (29.73%) Games
11 11 (29.73%) OAuth
12 10 (27.03%) Network Security
12 10 (27.03%) F5
12 10 (27.03%) SIEM
12 10 (27.03%) Network Design
12 10 (27.03%) Ericsson
12 10 (27.03%) CheckPoint
12 10 (27.03%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (24.32%) DevOps
13 9 (24.32%) Linux
13 9 (24.32%) DNS

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 16 (43.24%) OpenStack
2 5 (13.51%) nginx
3 2 (5.41%) Apache
3 2 (5.41%) IIS
4 1 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (35.14%) PaaS
2 9 (24.32%) IaaS
3 7 (18.92%) AWS
3 7 (18.92%) SaaS
4 4 (10.81%) Azure
5 1 (2.70%) GitHub
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (2.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (45.95%) Firewall
2 12 (32.43%) SSL
2 12 (32.43%) VSAN
3 10 (27.03%) Network Security
4 9 (24.32%) DNS
5 7 (18.92%) VPN
6 6 (16.22%) IKE
6 6 (16.22%) IPsec
7 2 (5.41%) Internet
7 2 (5.41%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (2.70%) 4G
8 1 (2.70%) 5G
8 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.70%) FCAPS
8 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.70%) MIMO
8 1 (2.70%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Couchbase
1 5 (13.51%) Hadoop
1 5 (13.51%) MongoDB
1 5 (13.51%) MySQL
1 5 (13.51%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.70%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.11%) GitLab
4 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.70%) JIRA
5 1 (2.70%) JMeter
General
1 19 (51.35%) Telecoms
2 11 (29.73%) Games
3 5 (13.51%) Social Skills
4 4 (10.81%) Finance
5 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Security Engineer
2 10 (27.03%) Architect
3 9 (24.32%) Design Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Lead Architect
4 6 (16.22%) Lead Security Architect
4 6 (16.22%) Security Architect
5 5 (13.51%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) VMware Consultant
7 3 (8.11%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) VMware Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Automation Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 2 (5.41%) VMware Specialist
9 1 (2.70%) Azure Architect
9 1 (2.70%) Senior DevOps
9 1 (2.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) OAuth
2 6 (16.22%) OAuth2
3 5 (13.51%) gRPC
3 5 (13.51%) JWT
3 5 (13.51%) Kafka
3 5 (13.51%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (13.51%) Web Services
4 3 (8.11%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (40.54%) Data Centre
2 8 (21.62%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (16.22%) PKI
3 6 (16.22%) Private Cloud
4 2 (5.41%) Cloud Native
4 2 (5.41%) Clustering
4 2 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Linux
2 5 (13.51%) Debian
3 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (8.11%) CentOS
4 3 (8.11%) Windows
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Data Protection
2 11 (29.73%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (27.03%) Network Design
3 10 (27.03%) SIEM
4 9 (24.32%) DevOps
5 7 (18.92%) ITIL
6 6 (16.22%) Data Loss Prevention
6 6 (16.22%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (16.22%) Password Management
6 6 (16.22%) Patch Management
6 6 (16.22%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.51%) Database Security
7 5 (13.51%) Observability
7 5 (13.51%) SDLC
7 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
7 5 (13.51%) Validation
8 4 (10.81%) Workflow
9 3 (8.11%) ITSM
9 3 (8.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) Python
2 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.11%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.41%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
1 3 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.70%) MCITP
2 1 (2.70%) MCSA
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.70%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (45.95%) VMware Infrastructure
1 17 (45.95%) vSphere
2 14 (37.84%) VMware NSX
3 10 (27.03%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (18.92%) Docker
5 6 (16.22%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
7 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
7 3 (8.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (8.11%) KVM
8 2 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (2.70%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 21 (56.76%) Ansible
2 20 (54.05%) Kubernetes
3 12 (32.43%) vCenter Server
4 7 (18.92%) Terraform
4 7 (18.92%) vRealize
5 6 (16.22%) Puppet
5 6 (16.22%) ZABBIX
6 5 (13.51%) Consul
6 5 (13.51%) Fluentd
6 5 (13.51%) Grafana
6 5 (13.51%) HAProxy
6 5 (13.51%) Prometheus
7 4 (10.81%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 3 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (5.41%) Rancher
9 2 (5.41%) WSUS
10 1 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (2.70%) vMotion
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (35.14%) Dell
3 11 (29.73%) CA
4 10 (27.03%) CheckPoint
4 10 (27.03%) Ericsson
4 10 (27.03%) F5
5 6 (16.22%) Cisco
5 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
6 5 (13.51%) CyberArk
6 5 (13.51%) Juniper
6 5 (13.51%) Sonatype
7 3 (8.11%) Citrix
7 3 (8.11%) ServiceNow
8 2 (5.41%) HP
9 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.70%) IBM
9 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.70%) NEC