The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 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 / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 268 250
Rank change year-on-year +31 -18  
Contract jobs citing vCloud 11 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 1.14% 0.87% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 9
Median daily rate £438 £445 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.68% +27.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £360 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £553 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 968 1149 1242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.42% 13.03% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 679 614
Median daily rate £400 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 101 151
Median hourly rate £17.50 £23.00 £20.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% +14.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.73 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

vCloud
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vCloud in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vCloud in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vCloud in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing vCloud in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for vCloud in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vCloud within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 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
Berkshire +23 5 £400 -21.95% 1
Surrey +5 3 £350 -20.00%
Hampshire +6 1 £480 +33.33% 1
Buckinghamshire -17 1 £458 -12.76%
East Sussex - 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for vCloud.

1 20 (74.07%) VMware
2 14 (51.85%) Cisco
3 12 (44.44%) Linux
3 12 (44.44%) vRealize
4 10 (37.04%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (37.04%) DNS
4 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 9 (33.33%) Puppet
5 9 (33.33%) Ansible
5 9 (33.33%) DevOps
5 9 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 8 (29.63%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (29.63%) HP
7 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
7 7 (25.93%) Red Hat
7 7 (25.93%) Windows
7 7 (25.93%) ITIL
7 7 (25.93%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (25.93%) vSphere
8 6 (22.22%) 3PAR
8 6 (22.22%) ITIL V3
8 6 (22.22%) Vagrant
8 6 (22.22%) FlexPod
8 6 (22.22%) Converged Infrastructure
8 6 (22.22%) Oracle
8 6 (22.22%) NetApp
8 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (11.11%) Apache
1 3 (11.11%) ArcGIS
1 3 (11.11%) OpenStack
2 2 (7.41%) GlassFish
2 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.70%) IBM Domino
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (14.81%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (11.11%) IBM Cloud
3 3 (11.11%) SoftLayer
4 2 (7.41%) GitHub
5 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) Cisco Nexus
1 10 (37.04%) DNS
2 5 (18.52%) VSAN
3 4 (14.81%) DHCP
3 4 (14.81%) SAN
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (7.41%) BGP
5 2 (7.41%) MPLS
5 2 (7.41%) NetScaler
5 2 (7.41%) VPN
5 2 (7.41%) WAN
6 1 (3.70%) Kerberos
6 1 (3.70%) LAN
6 1 (3.70%) LDAP
6 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Vagrant
2 3 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (3.70%) GitLab
4 1 (3.70%) Hudson
4 1 (3.70%) Subversion
4 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Electronics
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 3 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Architect
2 6 (22.22%) Cloud Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Technical Architect
5 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) VMware Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Automation Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Cloud Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (7.41%) Network Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Systems Support
6 2 (7.41%) Systems Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (25.93%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (22.22%) FlexPod
4 3 (11.11%) Clustering
4 3 (11.11%) PKI
4 3 (11.11%) Private Cloud
5 2 (7.41%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (7.41%) EMC VNX
5 2 (7.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (3.70%) CESG
6 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
6 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Linux
2 7 (25.93%) Windows
3 6 (22.22%) CentOS
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.41%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.41%) Solaris
6 1 (3.70%) AIX
6 1 (3.70%) SUSE
6 1 (3.70%) Unix
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) DevOps
2 7 (25.93%) ITIL
3 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) Converged Infrastructure
3 6 (22.22%) ITIL V3
4 4 (14.81%) Network Design
5 3 (11.11%) Adaptive Security
5 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 3 (11.11%) SIEM
6 2 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
6 2 (7.41%) Demand Management
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
6 2 (7.41%) Open Source
6 2 (7.41%) Presales
6 2 (7.41%) Privileged Password Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) Java
1 5 (18.52%) Perl
2 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.81%) Python
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) Ruby
4 2 (7.41%) PHP
5 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (7.41%) CCIE
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.41%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 2 (7.41%) JSP 440
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
3 1 (3.70%) GPG13
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (25.93%) vSphere
4 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
4 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (11.11%) Docker
5 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
6 2 (7.41%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (44.44%) vRealize
2 9 (33.33%) Ansible
2 9 (33.33%) Puppet
3 8 (29.63%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (14.81%) SCCM
5 3 (11.11%) WSUS
6 2 (7.41%) Data Guard
6 2 (7.41%) SCOM
6 2 (7.41%) vCenter Server
7 1 (3.70%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (3.70%) CFEngine
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (3.70%) SCOrch
7 1 (3.70%) SCVMM
7 1 (3.70%) Unicenter
7 1 (3.70%) vMotion
7 1 (3.70%) yum
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) VMware
2 14 (51.85%) Cisco
3 8 (29.63%) HP
4 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.93%) Red Hat
5 6 (22.22%) 3PAR
5 6 (22.22%) NetApp
5 6 (22.22%) Oracle
6 5 (18.52%) EMC
7 4 (14.81%) Nimsoft
8 3 (11.11%) ArcSight
8 3 (11.11%) Citrix
8 3 (11.11%) ESRI
8 3 (11.11%) SAP
8 3 (11.11%) Software AG
9 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
9 2 (7.41%) CA
9 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
10 1 (3.70%) Infoblox
10 1 (3.70%) Veeam