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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vCloud Suite
England / London
Rank 362 394 363
Rank change year-on-year +32 -31  
Contract jobs citing vCloud 44 42 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 2.08% 1.92% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 39
Median daily rate £550 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £288 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £644 £578 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £420 £325
% change year-on-year +22.02% +29.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 -

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 2117 2186 1973
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.00% 9.87% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1470 1504 1299
Median daily rate £450 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 91 135
Median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.68 £30.00 £26.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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 26 March 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 26 March 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
City of London +4 5 £575 +64.28% 2
Croydon +11 3 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £410 -
vCloud
England

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 101 (92.66%) VMware
2 80 (73.39%) DevOps
3 75 (68.81%) Linux
3 75 (68.81%) Amazon AWS
4 74 (67.89%) Puppet
4 74 (67.89%) Continuous Integration
5 59 (54.13%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (53.21%) Scrum
7 56 (51.38%) Jenkins
7 56 (51.38%) Continuous Delivery
8 52 (47.71%) Git (software)
9 50 (45.87%) Security Cleared
10 48 (44.04%) DNS
11 47 (43.12%) Configuration Management
11 47 (43.12%) SC Cleared
11 47 (43.12%) Ansible
12 43 (39.45%) PostgreSQL
13 39 (35.78%) ZABBIX
14 38 (34.86%) JIRA
14 38 (34.86%) Sonatype Nexus
15 37 (33.94%) Hadoop
16 36 (33.03%) Service Management
17 33 (30.28%) Confluence
17 33 (30.28%) VMware Infrastructure
17 33 (30.28%) Terraform
17 33 (30.28%) logstash
18 32 (29.36%) Docker
18 32 (29.36%) Apache
18 32 (29.36%) Oracle
19 30 (27.52%) Software Packaging

vCloud
Top Related 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 33 (30.28%) Confluence
2 32 (29.36%) Apache
3 28 (25.69%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (19.27%) nginx
5 17 (15.60%) OpenStack
6 6 (5.50%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.67%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.83%) IIS
8 2 (1.83%) JBoss
8 2 (1.83%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.92%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.92%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 19 (17.43%) HipChat
2 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 75 (68.81%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (15.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (10.09%) PaaS
4 10 (9.17%) IaaS
5 7 (6.42%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (6.42%) GitHub
6 4 (3.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (3.67%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (3.67%) Amazon S3
6 4 (3.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (3.67%) Heroku
6 4 (3.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.92%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 48 (44.04%) DNS
2 27 (24.77%) SSH
3 26 (23.85%) OpenLDAP
3 26 (23.85%) OpenVPN
4 25 (22.94%) VPN
5 24 (22.02%) Reverse Proxy
6 21 (19.27%) SSL
7 19 (17.43%) Firewall
8 17 (15.60%) IPsec
9 16 (14.68%) HTTP
9 16 (14.68%) LDAP
10 13 (11.93%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (11.01%) TCP/IP
12 8 (7.34%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (5.50%) DHCP
13 6 (5.50%) Kerberos
13 6 (5.50%) LAN
13 6 (5.50%) WAN
14 5 (4.59%) MPLS
14 5 (4.59%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (39.45%) PostgreSQL
2 37 (33.94%) Hadoop
3 25 (22.94%) Big Data
4 23 (21.10%) Oracle Database
4 23 (21.10%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (10.09%) MongoDB
5 11 (10.09%) Redis
6 8 (7.34%) Relational Database
7 6 (5.50%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (5.50%) MySQL
8 4 (3.67%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 56 (51.38%) Jenkins
2 52 (47.71%) Git (software)
3 38 (34.86%) JIRA
3 38 (34.86%) Sonatype Nexus
4 28 (25.69%) SonarQube
5 26 (23.85%) Ant
5 26 (23.85%) JUnit
5 26 (23.85%) Liquibase
5 26 (23.85%) Maven
6 19 (17.43%) JIRA Agile
7 12 (11.01%) Vagrant
8 8 (7.34%) Bitbucket
9 6 (5.50%) Subversion
10 4 (3.67%) Artifactory
10 4 (3.67%) Gerrit
11 2 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.83%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.92%) Hudson
12 1 (0.92%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.92%) WiX
General
1 2 (1.83%) Finance
1 2 (1.83%) Marketing
2 1 (0.92%) Banking
2 1 (0.92%) Legal
2 1 (0.92%) Publishing
2 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (33.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (18.35%) Consultant
3 18 (16.51%) Architect
4 10 (9.17%) Big Data Engineer
4 10 (9.17%) Data Engineer
5 9 (8.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (7.34%) AWS DevOps
6 8 (7.34%) AWS Engineer
6 8 (7.34%) Cloud Architect
7 7 (6.42%) Network Engineer
7 7 (6.42%) Senior DevOps
7 7 (6.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) Head of DevOps
9 5 (4.59%) Cloud Consultant
9 5 (4.59%) DevOps Consultant
9 5 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 3 (2.75%) Hadoop Engineer
11 3 (2.75%) Head of Technical Operations
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (27.52%) Elastic Stack
1 30 (27.52%) Software Packaging
2 26 (23.85%) MCollective
3 8 (7.34%) Node.js
4 6 (5.50%) LAMP
4 6 (5.50%) LEMP Stack
4 6 (5.50%) REST
5 4 (3.67%) SAML
6 2 (1.83%) .NET
6 2 (1.83%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.83%) Web Services
7 1 (0.92%) J2EE
7 1 (0.92%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.68%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.50%) Private Cloud
3 5 (4.59%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.67%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (3.67%) Replication
5 3 (2.75%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.83%) AS400
6 2 (1.83%) Clustering
6 2 (1.83%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.83%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.83%) iSeries
6 2 (1.83%) Life Science
6 2 (1.83%) PKI
7 1 (0.92%) Blog
7 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.92%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 75 (68.81%) Linux
2 25 (22.94%) Unix
3 23 (21.10%) CentOS
4 16 (14.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (11.93%) RancherOS
5 13 (11.93%) VyOS
6 11 (10.09%) Windows
7 6 (5.50%) Ubuntu
8 5 (4.59%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (73.39%) DevOps
2 74 (67.89%) Continuous Integration
3 59 (54.13%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (53.21%) Scrum
5 56 (51.38%) Continuous Delivery
6 47 (43.12%) Configuration Management
7 36 (33.03%) Service Management
8 26 (23.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (20.18%) Workflow
10 21 (19.27%) Identity Management
11 18 (16.51%) Coaching
12 16 (14.68%) Build Automation
12 16 (14.68%) Open Source
13 14 (12.84%) User Stories
14 9 (8.26%) Penetration Testing
15 6 (5.50%) Analytics
15 6 (5.50%) Kanban
16 5 (4.59%) Load Balancing
16 5 (4.59%) TDD
17 4 (3.67%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.43%) Java
2 18 (16.51%) Shell Script
3 13 (11.93%) Bash Shell
4 11 (10.09%) Python
5 9 (8.26%) Ruby
6 6 (5.50%) C
6 6 (5.50%) Perl
6 6 (5.50%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.67%) Go
7 4 (3.67%) Groovy
8 3 (2.75%) PHP
9 2 (1.83%) SQL
10 1 (0.92%) C#
10 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 50 (45.87%) Security Cleared
2 47 (43.12%) SC Cleared
3 13 (11.93%) DV Cleared
4 7 (6.42%) Degree
5 5 (4.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.67%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (2.75%) CCNP
7 3 (2.75%) CCSP
8 2 (1.83%) CCNA
9 1 (0.92%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.92%) VCAP
9 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.83%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.92%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (30.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (29.36%) Docker
3 26 (23.85%) Postfix
3 26 (23.85%) Squid
4 16 (14.68%) HDFS
5 14 (12.84%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (12.84%) vSphere
6 10 (9.17%) Active Directory
7 8 (7.34%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (5.50%) VMware ESX
9 4 (3.67%) NFS
10 2 (1.83%) Corosync
10 2 (1.83%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 74 (67.89%) Puppet
2 47 (43.12%) Ansible
3 39 (35.78%) ZABBIX
4 33 (30.28%) logstash
4 33 (30.28%) Terraform
5 30 (27.52%) Kibana
6 26 (23.85%) Docker Swarm
6 26 (23.85%) Kubernetes
6 26 (23.85%) Rancher
7 16 (14.68%) HAProxy
8 14 (12.84%) Consul
8 14 (12.84%) Packer
9 12 (11.01%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (8.26%) FortiGate
10 9 (8.26%) Forum Sentry
11 7 (6.42%) vRealize
12 6 (5.50%) Nagios
12 6 (5.50%) OpenIDM
13 4 (3.67%) Cacti
13 4 (3.67%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 101 (92.66%) VMware
2 32 (29.36%) Oracle
3 28 (25.69%) Sonatype
4 21 (19.27%) Cisco
5 15 (13.76%) Hortonworks
6 14 (12.84%) AppDynamics
6 14 (12.84%) Juniper
7 13 (11.93%) Atlassian
7 13 (11.93%) Vyatta
8 12 (11.01%) Palo Alto
9 9 (8.26%) AlienVault
10 8 (7.34%) EMC
11 7 (6.42%) Microsoft
11 7 (6.42%) Red Hat
12 6 (5.50%) ForgeRock
13 5 (4.59%) Arista
13 5 (4.59%) Citrix
13 5 (4.59%) New Relic
14 4 (3.67%) F5
14 4 (3.67%) Isilon