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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vCloud Suite
England / South East
Rank 229 239 251
Rank change year-on-year +10 +12  
Contract jobs citing vCloud 16 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.20% 0.27% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.69% 1.94% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 17
Median daily rate £525 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £360 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £625 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £420 £325
% change year-on-year +22.02% +29.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
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 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 947 1287 1245
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.07% 13.96% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 798 631
Median daily rate £375 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 99 127
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.25% +30.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £51.00 £40.00
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 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

vCloud
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

vCloud
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 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vCloud in the South East

vCloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vCloud in the South East

vCloud
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 25 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
Berkshire +27 8 £475 +12.42% 2
Hampshire +3 6 £688 +90.97%
East Sussex - 2 - -
vCloud
England

vCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for vCloud.

1 33 (62.26%) VMware
2 28 (52.83%) Linux
2 28 (52.83%) Cisco
3 25 (47.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (45.28%) Windows
5 23 (43.40%) Puppet
6 22 (41.51%) Data Centre
6 22 (41.51%) CentOS
7 21 (39.62%) vRealize
8 20 (37.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (37.74%) Security Cleared
9 19 (35.85%) ITIL
9 19 (35.85%) vSphere
9 19 (35.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (32.08%) SC Cleared
11 16 (30.19%) SAN
12 14 (26.42%) Active Directory
13 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
13 13 (24.53%) VPN
14 12 (22.64%) SSL
14 12 (22.64%) Oracle
14 12 (22.64%) Red Hat
14 12 (22.64%) TCP/IP
14 12 (22.64%) Docker
14 12 (22.64%) DevOps
15 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
15 11 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
15 11 (20.75%) IPsec
16 10 (18.87%) SCCM
16 10 (18.87%) DNS

vCloud
Top Related 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 5 (9.43%) OpenStack
2 3 (5.66%) Apache
2 3 (5.66%) ArcGIS
3 2 (3.77%) GlassFish
3 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.77%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.89%) Confluence
4 1 (1.89%) JBoss
4 1 (1.89%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Office
2 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Infor M3
2 3 (5.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.43%) IBM Cloud
2 5 (9.43%) SoftLayer
3 4 (7.55%) IaaS
4 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.85%) Cisco Nexus
2 16 (30.19%) SAN
3 13 (24.53%) VPN
4 12 (22.64%) SSL
4 12 (22.64%) TCP/IP
5 11 (20.75%) IPsec
6 10 (18.87%) DNS
7 7 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (13.21%) VSAN
8 5 (9.43%) NetScaler
9 4 (7.55%) BGP
9 4 (7.55%) MPLS
10 2 (3.77%) DHCP
11 1 (1.89%) Firewall
11 1 (1.89%) Kerberos
11 1 (1.89%) LDAP
11 1 (1.89%) Network Security
11 1 (1.89%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (16.98%) Vagrant
2 4 (7.55%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 5 (9.43%) Retail
2 3 (5.66%) Electronics
2 3 (5.66%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.66%) Marketing
2 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (35.85%) Architect
2 7 (13.21%) Cloud Architect
3 6 (11.32%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Automation Specialist
4 5 (9.43%) Security Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Automation Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Data Centre Specialist
5 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Technical Leader
6 3 (5.66%) Deployment Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.66%) VMware Specialist
7 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.77%) Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Data Centre Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Systems Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) SAML
2 1 (1.89%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (41.51%) Data Centre
2 8 (15.09%) FlexPod
2 8 (15.09%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (11.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 4 (7.55%) EMC VMAX
4 4 (7.55%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.77%) Clustering
5 2 (3.77%) PKI
6 1 (1.89%) CESG
6 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (52.83%) Linux
2 24 (45.28%) Windows
3 22 (41.51%) CentOS
4 20 (37.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) ITIL
2 12 (22.64%) DevOps
3 8 (15.09%) Converged Infrastructure
3 8 (15.09%) ITIL V2
4 7 (13.21%) Capacity Management
4 7 (13.21%) Coaching
4 7 (13.21%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (13.21%) Service Management
5 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (9.43%) ITIL V3
7 4 (7.55%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (7.55%) Demand Management
7 4 (7.55%) Presales
8 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.66%) Change Management
8 3 (5.66%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 3 (5.66%) Programme Management
8 3 (5.66%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.09%) Java
2 7 (13.21%) Perl
3 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
4 5 (9.43%) Python
4 5 (9.43%) Ruby
5 2 (3.77%) PHP
5 2 (3.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (37.74%) Security Cleared
2 17 (32.08%) SC Cleared
3 9 (16.98%) Degree
4 8 (15.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (11.32%) DV Cleared
6 5 (9.43%) CISMP
6 5 (9.43%) CRISC
7 4 (7.55%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (9.43%) PCI DSS
2 4 (7.55%) SLA
3 2 (3.77%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.89%) GPG13
System Software
1 25 (47.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (35.85%) vSphere
3 14 (26.42%) Active Directory
4 12 (22.64%) Docker
5 8 (15.09%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (7.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 4 (7.55%) Hyper-V
7 2 (3.77%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (3.77%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (43.40%) Puppet
2 21 (39.62%) vRealize
3 10 (18.87%) SCCM
4 8 (15.09%) Ansible
4 8 (15.09%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (9.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (5.66%) SCOM
7 2 (3.77%) Data Guard
7 2 (3.77%) WSUS
8 1 (1.89%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.89%) Forum Sentry
8 1 (1.89%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (62.26%) VMware
2 28 (52.83%) Cisco
3 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
4 12 (22.64%) Oracle
4 12 (22.64%) Red Hat
5 8 (15.09%) HP
6 6 (11.32%) 3PAR
6 6 (11.32%) Palo Alto
7 5 (9.43%) CheckPoint
7 5 (9.43%) Nimsoft
8 4 (7.55%) EMC
9 3 (5.66%) ESRI
9 3 (5.66%) NetApp
9 3 (5.66%) SAP
9 3 (5.66%) Software AG
10 2 (3.77%) ArcSight
10 2 (3.77%) Citrix
10 2 (3.77%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.89%) Atlassian
11 1 (1.89%) Blue Coat