Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 488 723 799
Rank change year-on-year +235 +76 -90
Contract jobs citing vCloud 21 78 79
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.070% 0.094% 0.085%
As % of the System Software category 0.46% 0.60% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 55 57
Median daily rate £475 £550 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +7.32% +5.94%
10th Percentile £337 £312 £341
90th Percentile £575 £660 £658
UK median daily rate £450 £530 £500
% change year-on-year -15.09% +6.00% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £42.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 - £42.50

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 4,526 12,976 13,467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.00% 15.68% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,878 8,681 8,766
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £202 £181 £185
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 537 809
Median hourly rate £19.39 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.52% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.17 £11.12
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £45.29
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.36
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.93% +2.23%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +147 9 £500 +17.65% 1
London +184 6 £550 -4.35%
North of England +119 3 £385 -12.87% 1
Midlands +99 2 - -
Yorkshire +83 2 £385 -12.87% 1
West Midlands +70 2 - -
East of England +80 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
vCloud
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 18 (85.71%) VMware
2 15 (71.43%) vSphere
3 14 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (47.62%) vRealize
5 8 (38.10%) Windows
6 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 7 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (33.33%) VMware NSX
7 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 6 (28.57%) Linux
7 6 (28.57%) PHP
7 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
8 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (23.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (23.81%) SLA
8 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
8 5 (23.81%) VSAN
8 5 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (19.05%) iSCSI
9 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
9 4 (19.05%) VCP6
9 4 (19.05%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (19.05%) Cisco
9 4 (19.05%) VPN
9 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
9 4 (19.05%) ITIL
9 4 (19.05%) MCSE

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 3 (14.29%) OpenStack
2 2 (9.52%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (9.52%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Azure
1 3 (14.29%) IaaS
2 2 (9.52%) AWS
2 2 (9.52%) GCP
2 2 (9.52%) OpenShift
2 2 (9.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) VSAN
2 4 (19.05%) Firewall
2 4 (19.05%) iSCSI
2 4 (19.05%) VPN
3 3 (14.29%) OpenVPN
4 2 (9.52%) DNS
4 2 (9.52%) Network Security
4 2 (9.52%) SSL
4 2 (9.52%) WAN
5 1 (4.76%) BGP
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (4.76%) IPv4
5 1 (4.76%) IPv6
5 1 (4.76%) MPLS
5 1 (4.76%) NAS
5 1 (4.76%) OSPF
5 1 (4.76%) SAN
5 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
General
1 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Architect
1 6 (28.57%) Cloud Engineer
1 6 (28.57%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Python Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Firewall Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (4.76%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (9.52%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (9.52%) Replication
4 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.76%) VMS
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (14.29%) Storage Management
3 3 (14.29%) Tech Ops
3 3 (14.29%) Validation
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
4 2 (9.52%) Change Control
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 2 (9.52%) Decision-Making
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Automation
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Project Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 6 (28.57%) PHP
3 4 (19.05%) Perl
4 3 (14.29%) VBScript
5 2 (9.52%) C#
5 2 (9.52%) Java
5 2 (9.52%) Python
5 2 (9.52%) Ruby
5 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (19.05%) MCSE
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) VCP6
4 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) CCNP
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.76%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (71.43%) vSphere
2 14 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (33.33%) VMware NSX
4 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 4 (19.05%) NFS
6 2 (9.52%) Docker
6 2 (9.52%) PowerDNS
6 2 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (4.76%) Firmware
7 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
7 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) vRealize
2 3 (14.29%) vCenter Server
3 2 (9.52%) Ansible
3 2 (9.52%) HAProxy
3 2 (9.52%) Kubernetes
3 2 (9.52%) Nagios
3 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
3 2 (9.52%) Terraform
3 2 (9.52%) vMotion
4 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
4 1 (4.76%) Packer
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco
4 3 (14.29%) Veeam
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix
5 2 (9.52%) Rackspace
5 2 (9.52%) Symantec
6 1 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) Google
6 1 (4.76%) Huawei
6 1 (4.76%) Zerto