The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 23 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
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 382 373 363
Rank change year-on-year -9 -10  
Contract jobs citing vCloud 40 54 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.19% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 1.84% 2.22% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 44 39
Median daily rate £450 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £450 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £673 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £431 £350
% change year-on-year -1.44% +23.21%  
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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2179 2436 2271
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.54% 11.26% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1538 1748 1517
Median daily rate £450 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +17.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 64 127
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.47% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £22.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

vCloud
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

vCloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vCloud in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for vCloud in London

vCloud
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vCloud in London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vCloud in London

vCloud
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vCloud within the London region over the 3 months to 23 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
Croydon -5 6 - -
City of London 0 3 £438 -27.08% 1
Chessington - 1 £425 -
vCloud
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for vCloud.

1 77 (90.59%) VMware
2 53 (62.35%) Linux
3 52 (61.18%) DevOps
4 39 (45.88%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (43.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 37 (43.53%) Continuous Delivery
6 36 (42.35%) Amazon AWS
7 34 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (38.82%) Ansible
9 32 (37.65%) Puppet
10 28 (32.94%) Scrum
10 28 (32.94%) DNS
11 25 (29.41%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (29.41%) Jenkins
12 24 (28.24%) Terraform
13 23 (27.06%) Data Centre
14 22 (25.88%) Git (software)
14 22 (25.88%) Configuration Management
14 22 (25.88%) HTTP
15 21 (24.71%) OpenStack
16 20 (23.53%) JIRA
16 20 (23.53%) Cisco
17 19 (22.35%) ZABBIX
18 18 (21.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 18 (21.18%) Confluence
18 18 (21.18%) Sonatype Nexus
19 17 (20.00%) SSL
19 17 (20.00%) Service Management
20 16 (18.82%) Apache
20 16 (18.82%) Bash Shell

vCloud
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 21 (24.71%) OpenStack
2 18 (21.18%) Confluence
3 16 (18.82%) Apache
4 12 (14.12%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (9.41%) Tomcat
6 5 (5.88%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (5.88%) nginx
7 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (1.18%) CloudStack
8 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.18%) IIS
8 1 (1.18%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 36 (42.35%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (14.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (12.94%) PaaS
4 10 (11.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 10 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (11.76%) Amazon ELB
4 10 (11.76%) Amazon S3
4 10 (11.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (8.24%) IaaS
6 3 (3.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (3.53%) Heroku
6 3 (3.53%) Office 365
7 2 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.35%) GitHub
7 2 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (32.94%) DNS
2 22 (25.88%) HTTP
3 17 (20.00%) SSL
4 14 (16.47%) LDAP
5 13 (15.29%) Firewall
6 12 (14.12%) SSH
7 11 (12.94%) OpenLDAP
7 11 (12.94%) OpenVPN
7 11 (12.94%) TCP/IP
8 9 (10.59%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (10.59%) LAN
8 9 (10.59%) WAN
9 7 (8.24%) Kerberos
9 7 (8.24%) VPN
10 6 (7.06%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (5.88%) MPLS
11 5 (5.88%) SAN
12 4 (4.71%) DHCP
12 4 (4.71%) SNMP
13 3 (3.53%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (29.41%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (15.29%) Big Data
3 12 (14.12%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (12.94%) MySQL
5 10 (11.76%) MongoDB
6 8 (9.41%) Hadoop
7 6 (7.06%) Oracle Database
7 6 (7.06%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
9 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.18%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (29.41%) Jenkins
2 22 (25.88%) Git (software)
3 20 (23.53%) JIRA
4 18 (21.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (12.94%) Ant
5 11 (12.94%) JUnit
5 11 (12.94%) Liquibase
5 11 (12.94%) Maven
5 11 (12.94%) SonarQube
5 11 (12.94%) Vagrant
6 10 (11.76%) Bitbucket
7 3 (3.53%) Subversion
8 2 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.35%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.18%) Arsenale Dataplane
9 1 (1.18%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (1.18%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.18%) WiX
General
1 7 (8.24%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Banking
3 4 (4.71%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Retail
5 1 (1.18%) Publishing
5 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (34.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (20.00%) Architect
3 15 (17.65%) VMware Engineer
4 13 (15.29%) AWS Engineer
5 12 (14.12%) AWS DevOps
5 12 (14.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 10 (11.76%) Cloud Architect
7 9 (10.59%) Consultant
7 9 (10.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (7.06%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
9 5 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 4 (4.71%) Network Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) Senior VMware Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) VMware Architect
11 3 (3.53%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) Elastic Stack
1 13 (15.29%) REST
2 11 (12.94%) MCollective
3 7 (8.24%) Software Packaging
4 4 (4.71%) LAMP
4 4 (4.71%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (3.53%) SAML
6 2 (2.35%) .NET
7 1 (1.18%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.18%) J2EE
7 1 (1.18%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.18%) SOAP
7 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (27.06%) Data Centre
2 12 (14.12%) Private Cloud
3 10 (11.76%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (7.06%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (4.71%) Replication
6 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.35%) AS400
7 2 (2.35%) Clustering
7 2 (2.35%) EMC VNX
7 2 (2.35%) iSeries
7 2 (2.35%) Life Science
8 1 (1.18%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (1.18%) PKI
8 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.18%) User Experience
8 1 (1.18%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 53 (62.35%) Linux
2 18 (21.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (17.65%) Ubuntu
4 12 (14.12%) CentOS
4 12 (14.12%) Unix
5 10 (11.76%) Windows
6 6 (7.06%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (61.18%) DevOps
2 39 (45.88%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (43.53%) Continuous Delivery
4 34 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (32.94%) Scrum
6 22 (25.88%) Configuration Management
7 17 (20.00%) Service Management
8 16 (18.82%) Coaching
9 12 (14.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (12.94%) Load Balancing
11 7 (8.24%) Kanban
11 7 (8.24%) Network Design
11 7 (8.24%) SOA
12 6 (7.06%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (7.06%) TDD
13 5 (5.88%) Build Automation
13 5 (5.88%) Converged Infrastructure
13 5 (5.88%) Open Source
14 4 (4.71%) Virtual Environments
14 4 (4.71%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.82%) Bash Shell
2 14 (16.47%) Java
3 13 (15.29%) Python
4 10 (11.76%) Groovy
5 8 (9.41%) PowerShell
6 6 (7.06%) Perl
7 5 (5.88%) Ruby
8 2 (2.35%) Go
8 2 (2.35%) PHP
8 2 (2.35%) SQL
9 1 (1.18%) C#
9 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.29%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.24%) Degree
4 5 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.71%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (3.53%) CCNP
6 3 (3.53%) CCSP
6 3 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.35%) CCNA
8 1 (1.18%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (43.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (17.65%) Docker
3 13 (15.29%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (15.29%) vSphere
4 12 (14.12%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (12.94%) Active Directory
5 11 (12.94%) Postfix
5 11 (12.94%) Squid
6 5 (5.88%) HDFS
6 5 (5.88%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.53%) NFS
8 2 (2.35%) Corosync
8 2 (2.35%) Xen
8 2 (2.35%) XenApp
9 1 (1.18%) KVM
9 1 (1.18%) LXC
9 1 (1.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 33 (38.82%) Ansible
2 32 (37.65%) Puppet
3 24 (28.24%) Terraform
4 19 (22.35%) ZABBIX
5 15 (17.65%) logstash
6 13 (15.29%) Kibana
7 12 (14.12%) vRealize
8 11 (12.94%) Docker Swarm
8 11 (12.94%) Kubernetes
8 11 (12.94%) Rancher
9 10 (11.76%) Rsyslog
9 10 (11.76%) Sysdig
10 7 (8.24%) OpenIDM
10 7 (8.24%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (8.24%) vCenter Server
11 6 (7.06%) FortiGate
11 6 (7.06%) Forum Sentry
12 5 (5.88%) PowerCLI
13 4 (4.71%) Rundeck
13 4 (4.71%) Salt
Vendors
1 77 (90.59%) VMware
2 20 (23.53%) Cisco
3 13 (15.29%) Oracle
3 13 (15.29%) SaltStack
4 11 (12.94%) EMC
4 11 (12.94%) Sonatype
5 10 (11.76%) Juniper
6 9 (10.59%) Palo Alto
7 8 (9.41%) Red Hat
8 7 (8.24%) Citrix
8 7 (8.24%) ForgeRock
8 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
9 6 (7.06%) AlienVault
9 6 (7.06%) Atlassian
9 6 (7.06%) Isilon
10 5 (5.88%) Hortonworks
11 4 (4.71%) Arista
11 4 (4.71%) New Relic
11 4 (4.71%) Splunk
12 3 (3.53%) F5