Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 181 315 371
Rank change year-on-year +134 +56 -21
Contract jobs citing vCloud 9 41 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.18% 0.28% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 1.34% 1.74% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 13
Median daily rate £453 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.47% - -6.39%
10th Percentile £348 £291 £338
90th Percentile £583 £700 £523
England median daily rate £438 £544 £525
% change year-on-year -19.54% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £21.00 - £42.50

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 673 2,355 2,440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.67% 15.84% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 1,472 1,349
Median daily rate £425 £425 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.95% +5.25%
10th Percentile £144 £186 £183
90th Percentile £563 £600 £563
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 148 199
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.00
10th Percentile £11.24 £10.79 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.65 £49.65 £44.63
Median hourly rate £19.08 £16.60 £16.60
% change year-on-year +14.95% - +3.75%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for vCloud in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing vCloud in the South East.

Daily rate trend for vCloud in the South East

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Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing vCloud in the South East over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for vCloud in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing vCloud in the South East.

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 6 months to 10 August 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
Hampshire +75 6 £405 -4.71%
Thames Valley +96 3 £550 +20.88% 1
Berkshire +80 2 £550 +31.74%
Buckinghamshire +38 1 - -
vCloud
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 8 (88.89%) VMware
1 8 (88.89%) vSphere
2 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (66.67%) vRealize
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (55.56%) Windows
5 4 (44.44%) MCSE
5 4 (44.44%) NFS
5 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (44.44%) iSCSI
5 4 (44.44%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (44.44%) VCP6
5 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (33.33%) VMware NSX
6 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) IaaS
6 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 3 (33.33%) ITIL
7 2 (22.22%) PHP
7 2 (22.22%) Linux
7 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
7 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (22.22%) Firewall
7 2 (22.22%) Risk Management

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 1 (11.11%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (11.11%) nginx
1 1 (11.11%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) IaaS
2 2 (22.22%) PaaS
3 1 (11.11%) AWS
3 1 (11.11%) Azure
3 1 (11.11%) GCP
3 1 (11.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) iSCSI
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 2 (22.22%) VSAN
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) OpenVPN
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Architect
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Kubernetes Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Python Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
3 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
3 2 (22.22%) Decision-Making
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Project Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Tech Ops
4 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (44.44%) MCSE
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (44.44%) VCP6
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) vSphere
2 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) NFS
3 4 (44.44%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (33.33%) VMware NSX
5 1 (11.11%) Docker
5 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (11.11%) PowerDNS
5 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) vRealize
2 2 (22.22%) vCenter Server
3 1 (11.11%) Ansible
3 1 (11.11%) HAProxy
3 1 (11.11%) Kubernetes
3 1 (11.11%) Nagios
3 1 (11.11%) Terraform
3 1 (11.11%) vMotion
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) Rackspace
4 1 (11.11%) Veeam