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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 692 616 584
Rank change year-on-year -76 -32 +174
Contract jobs citing vCloud 68 15 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.096% 0.033% 0.064%
As % of the System Software category 0.70% 0.23% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 12 18
10th Percentile £381 £339 £277
25th Percentile £444 £450 £315
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £490 £375
Median % change year-on-year +16.33% +30.67% -33.33%
75th Percentile £675 £525 £436
90th Percentile - £548 £527
UK median daily rate £575 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +21.05% +11.76% -22.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 9,719 6,616 6,880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.79% 14.45% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,050 4,628 4,714
10th Percentile £195 £225 £181
25th Percentile £398 £375 £345
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £633 £575 £575
90th Percentile £703 £658 £641
UK median daily rate £525 £490 £463
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.95% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 232 325
10th Percentile £13.24 £11.31 £11.14
25th Percentile £15.00 £13.20 £13.00
Median hourly rate £18.68 £20.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -6.63% +21.21% -
75th Percentile £28.67 £45.02 £20.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.00 £41.80
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £21.25 £17.25
% change year-on-year -8.24% +23.19% +7.81%

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 19 May 2022.

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 19 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -83 39 £625 +30.21% 2
South East -28 16 £455 +2.54% 2
East of England - 3 - -
South West - 2 £463 -
Yorkshire -30 1 £400 -20.00% 1
Midlands -36 1 £455 -32.59%
North of England -50 1 £400 -20.00% 1
East Midlands - 1 £455 -
vCloud
UK

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, 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 66 (97.06%) VMware
2 48 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (61.76%) Firewall
4 40 (58.82%) vSphere
5 34 (50.00%) Kubernetes
6 33 (48.53%) VMware NSX
7 32 (47.06%) VSAN
8 29 (42.65%) OpenStack
9 25 (36.76%) Network Security
9 25 (36.76%) Telecoms
10 24 (35.29%) SSL
10 24 (35.29%) CA
10 24 (35.29%) PaaS
10 24 (35.29%) OAuth
10 24 (35.29%) Docker
10 24 (35.29%) Key Management
11 23 (33.82%) Linux
12 22 (32.35%) Microsoft
13 20 (29.41%) Ansible
13 20 (29.41%) Private Cloud
14 19 (27.94%) Data Centre
14 19 (27.94%) PKI
14 19 (27.94%) VPN
15 18 (26.47%) IKE
15 18 (26.47%) Ericsson
15 18 (26.47%) Password Management
15 18 (26.47%) IPsec
15 18 (26.47%) VMware Workstation
15 18 (26.47%) SaaS
15 18 (26.47%) IaaS

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 29 (42.65%) OpenStack
2 8 (11.76%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (8.82%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 24 (35.29%) PaaS
2 18 (26.47%) IaaS
2 18 (26.47%) SaaS
3 14 (20.59%) AWS
4 11 (16.18%) Azure
5 8 (11.76%) GCP
6 5 (7.35%) OpenShift
7 3 (4.41%) Amazon EKS
7 3 (4.41%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (4.41%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 42 (61.76%) Firewall
2 32 (47.06%) VSAN
3 25 (36.76%) Network Security
4 24 (35.29%) SSL
5 19 (27.94%) VPN
6 18 (26.47%) IKE
6 18 (26.47%) IPsec
7 14 (20.59%) DNS
8 7 (10.29%) OSPF
8 7 (10.29%) TCP/IP
9 6 (8.82%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (8.82%) Cisco Wireless
9 6 (8.82%) EIGRP
9 6 (8.82%) LAN
9 6 (8.82%) WAN
9 6 (8.82%) Wireless
10 4 (5.88%) VLAN
11 2 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (2.94%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (2.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) Couchbase
1 6 (8.82%) Hadoop
1 6 (8.82%) MongoDB
1 6 (8.82%) MySQL
1 6 (8.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.47%) Vagrant
General
1 25 (36.76%) Telecoms
2 14 (20.59%) Games
3 9 (13.24%) Public Sector
4 7 (10.29%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 21 (30.88%) VMware Engineer
2 16 (23.53%) Architect
3 15 (22.06%) Security Engineer
4 14 (20.59%) Design Engineer
5 11 (16.18%) Network Engineer
6 10 (14.71%) Cloud Architect
6 10 (14.71%) Telecoms Engineer
6 10 (14.71%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 9 (13.24%) Security Architect
7 9 (13.24%) Unix Architect
7 9 (13.24%) Unix Engineer
7 9 (13.24%) Unix Security Engineer
7 9 (13.24%) VMware Architect
8 8 (11.76%) AWS Architect
8 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (10.29%) AWS Solutions Architect
9 7 (10.29%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 7 (10.29%) Security Solutions Architect
9 7 (10.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (35.29%) OAuth
2 18 (26.47%) OAuth2
3 6 (8.82%) gRPC
3 6 (8.82%) JWT
3 6 (8.82%) Kafka
3 6 (8.82%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.94%) REST
4 2 (2.94%) SOAP
5 1 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 20 (29.41%) Private Cloud
2 19 (27.94%) Data Centre
2 19 (27.94%) PKI
3 13 (19.12%) Public Cloud
4 6 (8.82%) NHS
5 4 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (5.88%) Fibre Optics
5 4 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (4.41%) Cloud Native
7 2 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.82%) Linux
2 17 (25.00%) Unix
3 7 (10.29%) Windows
4 6 (8.82%) Debian
4 6 (8.82%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.29%) Key Management
2 18 (26.47%) Application Security
2 18 (26.47%) Data Loss Prevention
2 18 (26.47%) Identity Access Management
2 18 (26.47%) Password Management
2 18 (26.47%) Vulnerability Management
2 18 (26.47%) Zero Trust
3 17 (25.00%) SIEM
4 15 (22.06%) DevOps
5 14 (20.59%) CI/CD
5 14 (20.59%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (20.59%) ITIL
6 12 (17.65%) Data Protection
6 12 (17.65%) Network Design
7 10 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (11.76%) Agile
8 8 (11.76%) Load Balancing
8 8 (11.76%) Process Improvement
9 7 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (8.82%) Observability
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) Bash
1 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
1 2 (2.94%) Perl
1 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 12 (17.65%) VCAP
3 11 (16.18%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (14.71%) CCIE
4 10 (14.71%) Security Cleared
5 9 (13.24%) SC Cleared
6 8 (11.76%) CCIE Security
7 6 (8.82%) DV Cleared
8 3 (4.41%) CCNA
8 3 (4.41%) RHCE
9 2 (2.94%) CCNP
9 2 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) OASIS TOSCA
2 2 (2.94%) GDPR
System Software
1 48 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (58.82%) vSphere
3 33 (48.53%) VMware NSX
4 24 (35.29%) Docker
5 18 (26.47%) VMware Workstation
6 15 (22.06%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (16.18%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (4.41%) KVM
8 3 (4.41%) Xen
9 2 (2.94%) NFS
Systems Management
1 34 (50.00%) Kubernetes
2 20 (29.41%) Ansible
3 17 (25.00%) vCenter Server
3 17 (25.00%) vRealize
4 7 (10.29%) Terraform
5 6 (8.82%) Consul
5 6 (8.82%) Fluentd
5 6 (8.82%) Grafana
5 6 (8.82%) HAProxy
5 6 (8.82%) Prometheus
5 6 (8.82%) ZABBIX
6 3 (4.41%) Cloudify
6 3 (4.41%) Rancher
6 3 (4.41%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 2 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.94%) Puppet
7 2 (2.94%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 66 (97.06%) VMware
2 24 (35.29%) CA
3 22 (32.35%) Microsoft
4 18 (26.47%) Ericsson
5 17 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 17 (25.00%) Dell
5 17 (25.00%) F5
6 15 (22.06%) Cisco
7 9 (13.24%) IBM
7 9 (13.24%) Red Hat
8 8 (11.76%) Remedy
9 7 (10.29%) Nokia
10 6 (8.82%) CyberArk
10 6 (8.82%) Juniper
10 6 (8.82%) Sonatype
11 4 (5.88%) Mavenir
12 3 (4.41%) Google
12 3 (4.41%) Mirantis
13 2 (2.94%) NetApp
13 2 (2.94%) SolarWinds