Period
to 7 May 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 7 May 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
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 590 593 777
Rank change year-on-year +3 +184 0
Contract jobs citing vCloud 15 28 66
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.034% 0.060% 0.078%
As % of the System Software category 0.23% 0.38% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 49
10th Percentile £339 £277 £344
25th Percentile £450 £315 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £375 £575
Median % change year-on-year +30.67% -34.78% -2.13%
75th Percentile £525 £436 £658
90th Percentile £548 £527 £713
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £550
% change year-on-year +11.76% -22.73% -4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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 6,510 7,299 13,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.56% 15.57% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,534 4,952 8,919
10th Percentile £223 £175 £190
25th Percentile £375 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £470 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.72% -1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £660 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +8.33% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 366 550
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.21 £10.92
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.07 £13.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.96 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +12.06% +2.76% +4.04%
75th Percentile £43.75 £20.94 £25.73
90th Percentile £60.00 £43.51 £47.85
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year +15.31% +5.12% +4.04%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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 -12 8 £480 +12.94%
South East +41 2 £444 +18.33% 2
North of England +35 2 £500 +56.25%
Yorkshire +29 1 £500 +58.10%
Midlands +18 1 £675 - 1
North West +18 1 £500 +1.63%
West Midlands -1 1 £675 -
vCloud
UK

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (80.00%) vSphere
3 9 (60.00%) vRealize
4 8 (53.33%) vCenter Server
4 8 (53.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 8 (53.33%) Windows
5 7 (46.67%) Dell
5 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (46.67%) VMware NSX
5 7 (46.67%) VSAN
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (40.00%) ITIL
7 5 (33.33%) Linux
7 5 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (33.33%) Puppet
7 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
7 5 (33.33%) Azure
8 4 (26.67%) AWS
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (26.67%) HP
8 4 (26.67%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (26.67%) OpenStack
8 4 (26.67%) Docker
8 4 (26.67%) Kubernetes
8 4 (26.67%) Clustering
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco

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 4 (26.67%) OpenStack
2 3 (20.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Azure
2 4 (26.67%) AWS
3 3 (20.00%) SaaS
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (6.67%) IaaS
5 1 (6.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) VSAN
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (13.33%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) VLAN
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) 4G
4 1 (6.67%) 5G
4 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (6.67%) FCAPS
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) MIMO
4 1 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) SSL
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Hudson
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.67%) JUnit
1 1 (6.67%) PyUnit
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Architect
1 4 (26.67%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Architect
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Designer
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Clustering
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Cloud
2 3 (20.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (13.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (6.67%) CMDB
4 1 (6.67%) Fibre Optics
4 1 (6.67%) NHS
4 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
4 1 (6.67%) Robotics
4 1 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 5 (33.33%) Linux
5 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (20.00%) VMS
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (13.33%) Unix
8 1 (6.67%) CentOS
8 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 3 (20.00%) Microservices
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (20.00%) Product Management
2 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) Workflow
3 2 (13.33%) Workflow Development
4 1 (6.67%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) MCITP
2 3 (20.00%) MCSA
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (20.00%) VCP6
3 2 (13.33%) VCAP
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (80.00%) vSphere
2 7 (46.67%) VMware NSX
3 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (26.67%) Docker
4 4 (26.67%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
7 1 (6.67%) Ceph
7 1 (6.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (60.00%) vRealize
2 8 (53.33%) vCenter Server
2 8 (53.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 5 (33.33%) Puppet
4 4 (26.67%) Kubernetes
5 3 (20.00%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (20.00%) SCCM
5 3 (20.00%) vMotion
6 2 (13.33%) Ansible
6 2 (13.33%) SCOM
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (6.67%) Salt
7 1 (6.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) Dell
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco
3 4 (26.67%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) Foundry
4 3 (20.00%) IBM
5 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
5 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.67%) EMC
6 1 (6.67%) Juniper
6 1 (6.67%) NEC
6 1 (6.67%) NetApp
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat