Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 683 549 659
Rank change year-on-year -134 +110 +22
Contract jobs citing vCloud 148 337 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.34% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 1.24% 2.78% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 189 157
England median daily rate £519 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +21.21% -8.33%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £312
90th Percentile £738 £605 £580
UK median daily rate £511 £500 £413
% change year-on-year +2.25% +21.21% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
England median hourly rate - - £34.00
UK median hourly rate - - £34.00

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 11950 12103 10859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.73% 12.33% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7819 7664 6282
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £163
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 815 1172
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -1.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.25 £39.13 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.94% -0.78% +6.67%

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 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -149 112 £550 +10.00% 5
Midlands +34 11 £450 -21.74% 1
South East -35 11 £300 -35.14% 2
West Midlands +43 10 £450 -21.74% 1
East of England - 8 £375 -
North of England +57 4 £444 +10.94%
Yorkshire +18 3 £350 -12.50%
North West +23 1 £538 +36.08%
South West +11 1 £388 -3.13%
East Midlands - 1 £375 -
vCloud
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 110 (74.32%) VMware
2 89 (60.14%) DevOps
3 71 (47.97%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (47.97%) Linux
4 69 (46.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 55 (37.16%) Continuous Delivery
6 51 (34.46%) Ansible
7 46 (31.08%) Amazon AWS
8 45 (30.41%) Microsoft Azure
8 45 (30.41%) Continuous Integration
9 43 (29.05%) Scrum
10 41 (27.70%) Windows
11 40 (27.03%) PowerShell
12 39 (26.35%) PostgreSQL
13 37 (25.00%) HTTP
14 33 (22.30%) Git (software)
15 30 (20.27%) Puppet
15 30 (20.27%) E-Commerce
16 29 (19.59%) vSphere
16 29 (19.59%) Security Cleared
17 28 (18.92%) SaltStack
18 27 (18.24%) Configuration Management
19 26 (17.57%) TCP/IP
19 26 (17.57%) SC Cleared
19 26 (17.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 25 (16.89%) MongoDB
20 25 (16.89%) Octopus Deploy
21 24 (16.22%) Terraform
21 24 (16.22%) Opscode Chef
21 24 (16.22%) TeamCity

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 23 (15.54%) OpenStack
2 18 (12.16%) Confluence
3 17 (11.49%) Apache
4 15 (10.14%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (10.14%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.35%) IBM Domino
5 2 (1.35%) IIS
5 2 (1.35%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.68%) JBoss
6 1 (0.68%) nginx
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 46 (31.08%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (30.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (12.84%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (9.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 14 (9.46%) Amazon ELB
4 14 (9.46%) Amazon S3
4 14 (9.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 11 (7.43%) IaaS
6 7 (4.73%) PaaS
7 6 (4.05%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (3.38%) Google App Engine
9 2 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.35%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (1.35%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.68%) G Suite
10 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (25.00%) HTTP
2 26 (17.57%) TCP/IP
3 23 (15.54%) SSL
4 21 (14.19%) DNS
5 15 (10.14%) OpenLDAP
5 15 (10.14%) OpenVPN
5 15 (10.14%) SSH
6 7 (4.73%) LAN
6 7 (4.73%) SAN
6 7 (4.73%) WAN
7 5 (3.38%) Internet
8 4 (2.70%) Kerberos
8 4 (2.70%) LDAP
9 3 (2.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (2.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (2.03%) Firewall
10 2 (1.35%) DHCP
10 2 (1.35%) MPLS
10 2 (1.35%) Software-Defined Networking
11 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (26.35%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (16.89%) MongoDB
3 23 (15.54%) MySQL
4 14 (9.46%) Amazon RDS
4 14 (9.46%) Big Data
5 12 (8.11%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.68%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.68%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.68%) Redis
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 33 (22.30%) Git (software)
2 25 (16.89%) Octopus Deploy
3 24 (16.22%) TeamCity
4 23 (15.54%) Jenkins
5 19 (12.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (12.16%) JIRA
7 16 (10.81%) Sonatype Nexus
8 15 (10.14%) Ant
8 15 (10.14%) JUnit
8 15 (10.14%) Liquibase
8 15 (10.14%) Maven
8 15 (10.14%) SonarQube
9 14 (9.46%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.70%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.68%) Arsenale Dataplane
11 1 (0.68%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.68%) Gradle
11 1 (0.68%) JIRA Agile
General
1 14 (9.46%) Retail
2 12 (8.11%) Finance
3 9 (6.08%) Banking
4 7 (4.73%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.38%) Games
6 4 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
7 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (37.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 38 (25.68%) VMware Engineer
3 27 (18.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (14.86%) Azure Engineer
5 18 (12.16%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 16 (10.81%) Azure DevOps
6 16 (10.81%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 15 (10.14%) Consultant
7 15 (10.14%) Linux Engineer
8 13 (8.78%) Architect
8 13 (8.78%) Senior DevOps
8 13 (8.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (8.11%) PowerShell Engineer
9 12 (8.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 10 (6.76%) Cloud Architect
10 10 (6.76%) Cloud Engineer
10 10 (6.76%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 10 (6.76%) VMware Consultant
11 9 (6.08%) Windows Engineer
12 8 (5.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.81%) Elastic Stack
1 16 (10.81%) REST
2 15 (10.14%) MCollective
3 12 (8.11%) .NET
4 9 (6.08%) Web Services
5 1 (0.68%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.68%) J2EE
5 1 (0.68%) JSON
5 1 (0.68%) JSON-LD
5 1 (0.68%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.68%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.68%) RESTful
5 1 (0.68%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.68%) Spring
5 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.86%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.46%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (7.43%) Private Cloud
4 9 (6.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (3.38%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.38%) Online Games
6 4 (2.70%) Fintech
7 2 (1.35%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.68%) Blog
8 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.68%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) Replication
8 1 (0.68%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 71 (47.97%) Linux
2 41 (27.70%) Windows
3 26 (17.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (16.22%) Ubuntu
5 18 (12.16%) CentOS
6 14 (9.46%) Unix
7 11 (7.43%) Windows Server
8 7 (4.73%) Solaris
8 7 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (3.38%) AIX
9 5 (3.38%) Android
9 5 (3.38%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.35%) SUSE
10 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (60.14%) DevOps
2 71 (47.97%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (37.16%) Continuous Delivery
4 45 (30.41%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (29.05%) Scrum
6 30 (20.27%) E-Commerce
7 27 (18.24%) Configuration Management
8 18 (12.16%) Load Balancing
9 15 (10.14%) Service Management
9 15 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (9.46%) Coaching
11 12 (8.11%) Virtual Environments
12 9 (6.08%) Capacity Planning
13 8 (5.41%) Open Source
14 7 (4.73%) Converged Infrastructure
14 7 (4.73%) High Availability
14 7 (4.73%) Investment Management
14 7 (4.73%) ITIL
14 7 (4.73%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 6 (4.05%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 40 (27.03%) PowerShell
2 20 (13.51%) Java
3 17 (11.49%) Bash Shell
4 15 (10.14%) Groovy
5 9 (6.08%) C#
5 9 (6.08%) Python
6 2 (1.35%) Ruby
6 2 (1.35%) SQL
7 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.68%) Perl
7 1 (0.68%) PHP
7 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (19.59%) Security Cleared
2 26 (17.57%) SC Cleared
3 17 (11.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (4.05%) VCP6
5 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.03%) CISM
6 3 (2.03%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.35%) MCITP
7 2 (1.35%) MCTS
7 2 (1.35%) VCAP
7 2 (1.35%) VCP5
8 1 (0.68%) CCNA
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.68%) MCSE
8 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 69 (46.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (19.59%) vSphere
3 19 (12.84%) Docker
4 18 (12.16%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (10.14%) Postfix
5 15 (10.14%) Squid
6 13 (8.78%) Active Directory
7 11 (7.43%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (6.08%) HDFS
8 9 (6.08%) VMware NSX
9 7 (4.73%) Hyper-V
10 3 (2.03%) NFS
11 2 (1.35%) KVM
11 2 (1.35%) OpenDJ
11 2 (1.35%) OpenIDM
12 1 (0.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.68%) Xen
12 1 (0.68%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 51 (34.46%) Ansible
2 30 (20.27%) Puppet
3 24 (16.22%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (16.22%) Terraform
4 22 (14.86%) vRealize
5 16 (10.81%) Docker Swarm
5 16 (10.81%) Kibana
5 16 (10.81%) Kubernetes
5 16 (10.81%) logstash
5 16 (10.81%) vCenter Server
5 16 (10.81%) ZABBIX
6 15 (10.14%) Rancher
7 14 (9.46%) Rsyslog
7 14 (9.46%) Sysdig
8 7 (4.73%) PowerCLI
8 7 (4.73%) Salt
9 2 (1.35%) CloudForms
9 2 (1.35%) SCCM
9 2 (1.35%) SCOM
9 2 (1.35%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 110 (74.32%) VMware
2 28 (18.92%) SaltStack
3 15 (10.14%) Sonatype
4 14 (9.46%) Cisco
5 13 (8.78%) EMC
6 12 (8.11%) Microsoft
7 11 (7.43%) Google
8 8 (5.41%) Hortonworks
8 8 (5.41%) Isilon
9 6 (4.05%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.38%) NetApp
11 4 (2.70%) HP
12 3 (2.03%) 3PAR
12 3 (2.03%) Brocade
12 3 (2.03%) CommVault
12 3 (2.03%) F5
12 3 (2.03%) Oracle
13 2 (1.35%) Infoblox
13 2 (1.35%) Nimsoft
13 2 (1.35%) VocaLink