Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 630 773 767
Rank change year-on-year +143 -6 -113
Contract jobs citing vCloud 42 69 119
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.074% 0.078% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 0.47% 0.50% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 43 85
Median daily rate £425 £510 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -3.77% +6.00%
10th Percentile £306 £319 £322
90th Percentile £561 £713 £675
UK median daily rate £425 £500 £525
% change year-on-year -15.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £21.00 - -

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 8,846 13,839 12,152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.57% 15.56% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,747 9,231 7,972
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £167 £185 £175
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 625 641
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.21 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.99% +1.28% -
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.82 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.50 £46.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.21 £15.73
% change year-on-year +11.08% +3.02% -1.69%

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020. 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 +93 24 £440 +13.55% 3
North of England +62 9 £320 -32.63% 2
Yorkshire +63 7 £320 -28.89% 2
London +119 4 £538 -14.00% 6
Midlands +63 4 - - 1
West Midlands +57 4 - -
North West +41 2 £492 -1.60%
East of England +34 1 - -
vCloud
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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 36 (85.71%) VMware
2 29 (69.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (52.38%) vSphere
4 16 (38.10%) Windows
4 16 (38.10%) vRealize
5 15 (35.71%) vCenter Server
6 13 (30.95%) Data Centre
7 12 (28.57%) Cisco
7 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 12 (28.57%) Security Cleared
8 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
9 10 (23.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
10 9 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
10 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (21.43%) Linux
11 8 (19.05%) LAN
11 8 (19.05%) WAN
11 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
11 8 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (19.05%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (16.67%) VSAN
12 7 (16.67%) Azure
12 7 (16.67%) AWS
12 7 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (16.67%) OpenStack
13 6 (14.29%) MCSE
13 6 (14.29%) Citrix
13 6 (14.29%) Firewall

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 7 (16.67%) OpenStack
2 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) AWS
1 7 (16.67%) Azure
2 2 (4.76%) GitHub
2 2 (4.76%) Office 365
3 1 (2.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) LAN
1 8 (19.05%) WAN
2 7 (16.67%) VSAN
3 6 (14.29%) Firewall
4 5 (11.90%) 2G
4 5 (11.90%) 3G
4 5 (11.90%) 4G
4 5 (11.90%) MPLS
4 5 (11.90%) NetScaler
4 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
5 4 (9.52%) iSCSI
6 3 (7.14%) BGP
6 3 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (7.14%) IPv4
6 3 (7.14%) IPv6
6 3 (7.14%) OSPF
6 3 (7.14%) Unified Communications
6 3 (7.14%) VPN
6 3 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Blockchain
General
1 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Architect
2 9 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) VMware Architect
4 6 (14.29%) Consultant
4 6 (14.29%) VMware Consultant
4 6 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Network Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Project Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Data Centre
2 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 3 (7.14%) Clustering
3 3 (7.14%) Private Cloud
3 3 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (7.14%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 2 (4.76%) Replication
4 2 (4.76%) Robotics
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) PMI
5 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Windows
2 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 9 (21.43%) Linux
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.76%) VMS
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (11.90%) Migration
4 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
4 4 (9.52%) ITIL
4 4 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (9.52%) Security Patching
4 4 (9.52%) Server Management
4 4 (9.52%) Service Design
5 3 (7.14%) Decision-Making
5 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.14%) Patch Management
5 3 (7.14%) Server Building
5 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.14%) Storage Management
5 3 (7.14%) Task Automation
5 3 (7.14%) Validation
5 3 (7.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 2 (4.76%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (4.76%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.52%) Perl
2 4 (9.52%) PHP
2 4 (9.52%) VBScript
3 3 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 10 (23.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
5 6 (14.29%) MCSE
6 4 (9.52%) DV Cleared
6 4 (9.52%) VCAP
6 4 (9.52%) VCP6
7 3 (7.14%) CCA
7 3 (7.14%) CCNP
7 3 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (7.14%) MCTS
7 3 (7.14%) VCP4
7 3 (7.14%) VCP5
8 2 (4.76%) CISSP
8 2 (4.76%) MCP
8 2 (4.76%) MCSD
9 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) SLA
2 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (69.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (52.38%) vSphere
3 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 8 (19.05%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
6 4 (9.52%) NFS
6 4 (9.52%) VMware NSX
7 3 (7.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (4.76%) Docker
9 1 (2.38%) Firmware
9 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
9 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (38.10%) vRealize
2 15 (35.71%) vCenter Server
3 5 (11.90%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 5 (11.90%) WSUS
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (7.14%) FortiGate
4 3 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (7.14%) SCCM
4 3 (7.14%) SCVMM
5 2 (4.76%) Kubernetes
5 2 (4.76%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (4.76%) Puppet
5 2 (4.76%) Terraform
5 2 (4.76%) vMotion
6 1 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (2.38%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 36 (85.71%) VMware
2 12 (28.57%) Cisco
3 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
4 6 (14.29%) Citrix
5 5 (11.90%) Dell
6 3 (7.14%) Huawei
6 3 (7.14%) IFS
6 3 (7.14%) Symantec
6 3 (7.14%) Veeam
7 2 (4.76%) Atlassian
8 1 (2.38%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.38%) PlateSpin