Period
to 21 January 2020

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 6 months to 21 January 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 278 347 364
Rank change year-on-year +69 +17 -61
Contract jobs citing vCloud 42 30 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.19% 0.092%
As % of the System Software category 2.24% 1.15% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 9
South East median daily rate £464 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.61% +25.00% -40.00%
10th Percentile £393 £319 £273
90th Percentile £655 £450 £360
England median daily rate £463 £500 £525
% change year-on-year -7.40% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,876 2,606 2,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.04% 16.43% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,113 1,566 1,392
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £154 £180 £143
90th Percentile £610 £575 £565
England median daily rate £450 £475 £443
% change year-on-year -5.26% +7.34% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 170 157
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.96% +11.07%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.57 £10.23
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £42.82
England median hourly rate £16.95 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.94% -3.03% +2.17%

vCloud
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing vCloud as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 21 January 2020.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 January 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
Thames Valley +53 26 £470 +21.29%
Buckinghamshire +31 17 £500 +29.03%
Berkshire +13 9 £419 -11.84%
Hampshire +24 8 £575 +53.33%
Surrey +53 7 £463 -
Kent +8 1 £335 -0.74%
vCloud
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 South East region with a requirement for vCloud.

1 41 (97.62%) VMware
2 27 (64.29%) Security Cleared
3 24 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (54.76%) vCenter Server
5 21 (50.00%) vRealize
6 19 (45.24%) SC Cleared
7 16 (38.10%) DV Cleared
8 14 (33.33%) Windows
9 13 (30.95%) Azure
9 13 (30.95%) vSphere
10 11 (26.19%) AWS
10 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
10 11 (26.19%) Windows Server
11 10 (23.81%) VMware NSX
12 9 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (21.43%) OpenStack
12 9 (21.43%) IaaS
13 8 (19.05%) Cisco
13 8 (19.05%) VSAN
13 8 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 8 (19.05%) Data Centre
14 7 (16.67%) Terraform
15 6 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
15 6 (14.29%) DevOps
15 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
15 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (14.29%) Billing
15 6 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
16 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
16 5 (11.90%) SCCM

vCloud
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 9 (21.43%) OpenStack
2 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.76%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (30.95%) Azure
2 11 (26.19%) AWS
3 9 (21.43%) IaaS
4 3 (7.14%) PaaS
5 2 (4.76%) GitHub
5 2 (4.76%) Heroku
5 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) VSAN
2 5 (11.90%) LAN
2 5 (11.90%) WAN
3 4 (9.52%) 2G
3 4 (9.52%) 3G
3 4 (9.52%) 4G
3 4 (9.52%) NetScaler
4 3 (7.14%) Firewall
4 3 (7.14%) SAN
4 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.14%) Unified Communications
5 2 (4.76%) AMQP
6 1 (2.38%) LTE
6 1 (2.38%) MGW
6 1 (2.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) MySQL
1 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
General
1 6 (14.29%) Billing
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Architect
2 11 (26.19%) VMware Architect
3 8 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) VMware Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Consultant
4 5 (11.90%) VMware Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) Automation Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Requirements Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) JMS
1 2 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (4.76%) Spring
2 1 (2.38%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.90%) CMDB
3 4 (9.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 3 (7.14%) Clustering
5 2 (4.76%) PKI
6 1 (2.38%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (2.38%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (33.33%) Windows
2 11 (26.19%) Windows Server
3 5 (11.90%) VMS
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (14.29%) DevOps
3 4 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (9.52%) Security Patching
3 4 (9.52%) Server Management
4 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 3 (7.14%) ITIL
4 3 (7.14%) Open Source
4 3 (7.14%) Patch Management
4 3 (7.14%) Server Building
4 3 (7.14%) Task Automation
5 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (4.76%) Information Security
5 2 (4.76%) ITSM
5 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.76%) Release Management
5 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 3 (7.14%) Python
2 3 (7.14%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) Go
3 2 (4.76%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) Ruby
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 19 (45.24%) SC Cleared
3 16 (38.10%) DV Cleared
4 9 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (7.14%) CCA
6 3 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (7.14%) MCTS
6 3 (7.14%) VCAP
6 3 (7.14%) VCP4
6 3 (7.14%) VCP5
7 2 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (4.76%) MCP
7 2 (4.76%) MCSE
8 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.38%) CCNA
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 24 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (30.95%) vSphere
3 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
4 10 (23.81%) VMware NSX
5 6 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (7.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
7 2 (4.76%) Docker
7 2 (4.76%) XenApp
8 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 23 (54.76%) vCenter Server
2 21 (50.00%) vRealize
3 7 (16.67%) Terraform
4 5 (11.90%) SCCM
4 5 (11.90%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 5 (11.90%) WSUS
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (7.14%) SCVMM
6 2 (4.76%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (4.76%) Kubernetes
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (4.76%) NetBackup
6 2 (4.76%) OpenView
6 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (4.76%) Puppet
6 2 (4.76%) SCOM
7 1 (2.38%) Ansible
7 1 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (2.38%) vMotion
Vendors
1 41 (97.62%) VMware
2 8 (19.05%) Cisco
3 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.90%) Citrix
5 4 (9.52%) Dell
6 3 (7.14%) HP
6 3 (7.14%) IFS
6 3 (7.14%) Symantec
7 2 (4.76%) Atlassian
7 2 (4.76%) IronPort
7 2 (4.76%) NetApp
7 2 (4.76%) New Relic
7 2 (4.76%) Splunk
8 1 (2.38%) EMC
8 1 (2.38%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.38%) PlateSpin