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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 539 541 529
Rank change year-on-year +2 -12  
Contract jobs citing vCloud 62 82 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.26% 1.34% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 71 65
Median daily rate £450 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £375 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -11.76% +21.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 4910 6115 5401
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.35% 12.33% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3160 3873 3096
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 434 568
Median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £41.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vCloud in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 -5 44 £475 -13.63% 4
South East +15 10 £425 -4.49% 2
Yorkshire +31 5 £450 +28.57% 1
East Midlands -3 3 £375 -31.81%
vCloud
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 120 (88.89%) VMware
2 73 (54.07%) Linux
3 71 (52.59%) DevOps
4 56 (41.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 55 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (34.81%) Amazon AWS
7 44 (32.59%) Puppet
7 44 (32.59%) Ansible
7 44 (32.59%) Data Centre
8 42 (31.11%) DNS
9 41 (30.37%) Cisco
10 39 (28.89%) Continuous Delivery
11 34 (25.19%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (25.19%) vRealize
12 29 (21.48%) Scrum
13 28 (20.74%) Jenkins
14 27 (20.00%) HTTP
14 27 (20.00%) Security Cleared
15 26 (19.26%) Oracle
15 26 (19.26%) PostgreSQL
15 26 (19.26%) OpenStack
16 25 (18.52%) vSphere
16 25 (18.52%) Terraform
17 24 (17.78%) Configuration Management
18 23 (17.04%) Windows
18 23 (17.04%) EMC
18 23 (17.04%) Git (software)
18 23 (17.04%) Microsoft Azure
18 23 (17.04%) Cisco Nexus
19 22 (16.30%) VMware ESXi

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 26 (19.26%) OpenStack
2 20 (14.81%) Apache
3 18 (13.33%) Confluence
4 12 (8.89%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (8.15%) Tomcat
6 7 (5.19%) ArcGIS
7 5 (3.70%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (3.70%) nginx
8 4 (2.96%) SAS
8 4 (2.96%) WebLogic
9 3 (2.22%) GlassFish
9 3 (2.22%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.48%) IIS
11 1 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.74%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.74%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.74%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) HipChat
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.48%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 47 (34.81%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (17.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (8.15%) IaaS
3 11 (8.15%) PaaS
4 10 (7.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 10 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (7.41%) Amazon ELB
4 10 (7.41%) Amazon S3
4 10 (7.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (5.93%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.96%) GitHub
7 3 (2.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (2.22%) Heroku
7 3 (2.22%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (2.22%) Office 365
7 3 (2.22%) SoftLayer
8 2 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 42 (31.11%) DNS
2 27 (20.00%) HTTP
3 23 (17.04%) Cisco Nexus
4 19 (14.07%) SSL
5 18 (13.33%) LDAP
6 17 (12.59%) Firewall
7 15 (11.11%) SSH
8 14 (10.37%) TCP/IP
9 12 (8.89%) WAN
10 11 (8.15%) LAN
10 11 (8.15%) OpenLDAP
10 11 (8.15%) OpenVPN
11 10 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (7.41%) Kerberos
11 10 (7.41%) SAN
12 9 (6.67%) VPN
13 8 (5.93%) DHCP
14 7 (5.19%) MPLS
15 6 (4.44%) Reverse Proxy
15 6 (4.44%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.26%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (10.37%) Big Data
3 12 (8.89%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (8.89%) MySQL
4 11 (8.15%) MongoDB
5 10 (7.41%) Oracle Database
5 10 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (5.93%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.96%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.22%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.74%) Redis
Development Applications
1 28 (20.74%) Jenkins
2 23 (17.04%) Git (software)
3 21 (15.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 20 (14.81%) JIRA
5 18 (13.33%) Vagrant
6 11 (8.15%) Ant
6 11 (8.15%) JUnit
6 11 (8.15%) Liquibase
6 11 (8.15%) Maven
6 11 (8.15%) SonarQube
7 10 (7.41%) Bitbucket
8 4 (2.96%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (2.96%) Subversion
9 3 (2.22%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.74%) Hudson
11 1 (0.74%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.74%) WiX
General
1 13 (9.63%) Finance
2 8 (5.93%) Banking
3 6 (4.44%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.22%) Electronics
5 3 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.22%) Marketing
6 2 (1.48%) Law
6 2 (1.48%) Retail
7 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (25.93%) Architect
2 32 (23.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 24 (17.78%) VMware Engineer
4 17 (12.59%) Cloud Architect
5 13 (9.63%) AWS Engineer
5 13 (9.63%) Consultant
6 12 (8.89%) AWS DevOps
6 12 (8.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 11 (8.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (6.67%) Technical Architect
9 8 (5.93%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (5.19%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (5.19%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (5.19%) Senior DevOps
10 7 (5.19%) Support Engineer
11 6 (4.44%) Administrator
11 6 (4.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 6 (4.44%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 5 (3.70%) Analyst
12 5 (3.70%) Senior VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.59%) REST
2 13 (9.63%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (8.15%) MCollective
4 7 (5.19%) Software Packaging
5 4 (2.96%) LAMP
5 4 (2.96%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (2.96%) SOAP
5 4 (2.96%) Web Services
6 3 (2.22%) SAML
7 2 (1.48%) .NET
8 1 (0.74%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.74%) J2EE
8 1 (0.74%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 44 (32.59%) Data Centre
2 20 (14.81%) Private Cloud
3 16 (11.85%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (7.41%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (7.41%) Replication
5 8 (5.93%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 7 (5.19%) EMC VNX
7 6 (4.44%) FlexPod
7 6 (4.44%) PKI
8 5 (3.70%) Clustering
9 4 (2.96%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (2.96%) User Experience
10 3 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (2.22%) CESG
10 3 (2.22%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.48%) AS400
11 2 (1.48%) iSeries
11 2 (1.48%) Life Science
11 2 (1.48%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 73 (54.07%) Linux
2 23 (17.04%) Windows
3 21 (15.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (14.07%) CentOS
5 15 (11.11%) Ubuntu
6 13 (9.63%) Unix
7 10 (7.41%) Windows Server
8 8 (5.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.48%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (1.48%) Solaris
11 1 (0.74%) AIX
11 1 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.74%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (52.59%) DevOps
2 55 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (28.89%) Continuous Delivery
4 34 (25.19%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (21.48%) Scrum
6 24 (17.78%) Configuration Management
7 17 (12.59%) ITIL
7 17 (12.59%) Service Management
8 16 (11.85%) Coaching
9 14 (10.37%) Converged Infrastructure
9 14 (10.37%) ITIL V3
10 13 (9.63%) Load Balancing
11 12 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (8.15%) Network Design
13 9 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
13 9 (6.67%) Open Source
14 8 (5.93%) Enterprise Architecture
14 8 (5.93%) Kanban
14 8 (5.93%) Project Management
15 7 (5.19%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.81%) Bash Shell
1 20 (14.81%) Java
2 18 (13.33%) Python
3 17 (12.59%) PowerShell
4 12 (8.89%) Perl
5 10 (7.41%) Groovy
6 9 (6.67%) SQL
7 8 (5.93%) Ruby
8 5 (3.70%) PHP
9 4 (2.96%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.48%) Go
11 1 (0.74%) C
11 1 (0.74%) C#
11 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (14.07%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.15%) DV Cleared
3 11 (8.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (5.93%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (5.19%) Degree
6 4 (2.96%) CCNP
7 3 (2.22%) CCSP
7 3 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.48%) CCIE
8 2 (1.48%) CCNA
8 2 (1.48%) VCDX
9 1 (0.74%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.74%) CCSA
9 1 (0.74%) CCSE
9 1 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.70%) PCI DSS
1 5 (3.70%) QA
2 4 (2.96%) JSP 440
3 3 (2.22%) GPG13
4 2 (1.48%) SLA
5 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 56 (41.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (18.52%) vSphere
3 22 (16.30%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (15.56%) Active Directory
5 18 (13.33%) Docker
6 15 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (8.15%) Postfix
7 11 (8.15%) Squid
8 10 (7.41%) Hyper-V
9 5 (3.70%) HDFS
10 4 (2.96%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (2.22%) NFS
11 3 (2.22%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.48%) Corosync
12 2 (1.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (1.48%) Xen
12 2 (1.48%) XenApp
13 1 (0.74%) KVM
13 1 (0.74%) LXC
13 1 (0.74%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 44 (32.59%) Ansible
1 44 (32.59%) Puppet
2 34 (25.19%) vRealize
3 25 (18.52%) Terraform
4 19 (14.07%) ZABBIX
5 15 (11.11%) logstash
5 15 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (9.63%) Kibana
7 12 (8.89%) vCenter Server
8 11 (8.15%) Docker Swarm
8 11 (8.15%) Kubernetes
8 11 (8.15%) Rancher
9 10 (7.41%) Rsyslog
9 10 (7.41%) Sysdig
10 7 (5.19%) OpenIDM
10 7 (5.19%) PowerCLI
11 6 (4.44%) FortiGate
11 6 (4.44%) Forum Sentry
11 6 (4.44%) SCCM
12 4 (2.96%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 120 (88.89%) VMware
2 41 (30.37%) Cisco
3 26 (19.26%) Oracle
4 23 (17.04%) EMC
5 21 (15.56%) Microsoft
6 20 (14.81%) Red Hat
7 15 (11.11%) SaltStack
8 12 (8.89%) HP
9 11 (8.15%) Citrix
9 11 (8.15%) Juniper
9 11 (8.15%) Sonatype
10 10 (7.41%) NetApp
10 10 (7.41%) Palo Alto
11 9 (6.67%) 3PAR
12 8 (5.93%) Isilon
13 7 (5.19%) ESRI
13 7 (5.19%) ForgeRock
13 7 (5.19%) Software AG
14 6 (4.44%) ArcSight
14 6 (4.44%) Atlassian
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