The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 29 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.

VMware vCloud Suite
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 534 551 518
Rank change year-on-year +17 -33  
Contract jobs citing vCloud 71 97 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 1.41% 1.65% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 75 79
Median daily rate £525 £463 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +14.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £587 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £503 £423 £325
% change year-on-year +18.93% +30.00%  
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 with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5045 5890 5499
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.15% 10.94% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3208 3585 3024
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 459 634
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

vCloud
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

vCloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vCloud in the UK

vCloud
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vCloud over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vCloud in the UK

vCloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vCloud in the UK

vCloud
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vCloud within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England +27 70 £538 +16.21% 9
London +32 43 £550 +4.76% 7
South East +7 15 £525 +45.83% 2
Hampshire +6 7 £650 +80.55%
Berkshire +28 6 £398 -5.91% 2
South West -3 6 - -
City of London -2 5 £575 +64.28% 2
Andover - 4 £725 -
West Yorkshire +15 3 £575 +51.31%
Croydon +13 3 - -
Yorkshire +13 3 £575 +51.31%
Leeds +7 3 £575 +51.31%
Brighton - 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 - -
Scotland +27 1 £375 -4.76%
West Midlands +12 1 £463 -
Nottinghamshire +7 1 £400 -27.27%
Nottingham +4 1 £400 -27.27%
Coventry +2 1 £463 +1.36%
East of England -3 1 £425 +3.03%
East Midlands -8 1 £400 -27.27%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £410 -
Newbury - 1 £320 -
Windsor - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £425 -
Edinburgh - 1 £375 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for vCloud.

1 148 (82.68%) VMware
2 111 (62.01%) Linux
3 103 (57.54%) Puppet
4 102 (56.98%) DevOps
5 89 (49.72%) Amazon AWS
6 71 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (39.66%) Continuous Integration
7 68 (37.99%) Security Cleared
8 63 (35.20%) VMware Infrastructure
8 63 (35.20%) DNS
9 59 (32.96%) SC Cleared
10 58 (32.40%) Cisco
11 57 (31.84%) Scrum
12 56 (31.28%) Continuous Delivery
13 54 (30.17%) Ansible
13 54 (30.17%) Jenkins
14 51 (28.49%) Oracle
15 50 (27.93%) Git (software)
16 49 (27.37%) Configuration Management
16 49 (27.37%) Data Centre
17 45 (25.14%) Docker
18 44 (24.58%) CentOS
19 42 (23.46%) PostgreSQL
19 42 (23.46%) Service Management
20 41 (22.91%) Windows
20 41 (22.91%) Sonatype Nexus
21 38 (21.23%) VPN
21 38 (21.23%) JIRA
22 37 (20.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 37 (20.67%) ZABBIX

vCloud
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 35 (19.55%) Apache
2 33 (18.44%) Confluence
3 25 (13.97%) Elasticsearch
3 25 (13.97%) OpenStack
4 19 (10.61%) nginx
5 9 (5.03%) Tomcat
6 7 (3.91%) ArcGIS
7 4 (2.23%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (2.23%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.23%) SAS
7 4 (2.23%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.68%) GlassFish
8 3 (1.68%) IIS
8 3 (1.68%) JBoss
9 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.56%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.56%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 18 (10.06%) HipChat
2 5 (2.79%) MS Office
3 4 (2.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.23%) Infor M3
2 3 (1.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 89 (49.72%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (17.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (7.26%) IaaS
4 11 (6.15%) PaaS
5 6 (3.35%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (3.35%) GitHub
5 6 (3.35%) IBM Cloud
5 6 (3.35%) SoftLayer
6 4 (2.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (2.23%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (2.23%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.23%) Heroku
6 4 (2.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.56%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 63 (35.20%) DNS
2 38 (21.23%) VPN
3 36 (20.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 32 (17.88%) SSL
5 29 (16.20%) SSH
6 27 (15.08%) IPsec
7 25 (13.97%) Firewall
7 25 (13.97%) OpenLDAP
7 25 (13.97%) OpenVPN
7 25 (13.97%) Reverse Proxy
8 24 (13.41%) TCP/IP
9 21 (11.73%) SAN
10 20 (11.17%) HTTP
10 20 (11.17%) LDAP
11 16 (8.94%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (6.70%) WAN
13 10 (5.59%) LAN
14 9 (5.03%) DHCP
14 9 (5.03%) Kerberos
14 9 (5.03%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (23.46%) PostgreSQL
2 37 (20.67%) Hadoop
3 28 (15.64%) Oracle Database
3 28 (15.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 23 (12.85%) Big Data
5 11 (6.15%) MongoDB
6 9 (5.03%) Redis
7 8 (4.47%) Relational Database
8 6 (3.35%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (3.35%) MySQL
9 4 (2.23%) Oracle OWB
9 4 (2.23%) SQL Server
10 3 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 54 (30.17%) Jenkins
2 50 (27.93%) Git (software)
3 41 (22.91%) Sonatype Nexus
4 38 (21.23%) JIRA
5 27 (15.08%) SonarQube
6 25 (13.97%) Ant
6 25 (13.97%) JUnit
6 25 (13.97%) Liquibase
6 25 (13.97%) Maven
7 22 (12.29%) Vagrant
8 18 (10.06%) JIRA Agile
9 7 (3.91%) Bitbucket
10 5 (2.79%) Subversion
11 4 (2.23%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (1.12%) Artifactory
12 2 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.12%) Gerrit
12 2 (1.12%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
13 1 (0.56%) WiX
General
1 6 (3.35%) Finance
2 5 (2.79%) Retail
3 4 (2.23%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.68%) Electronics
4 3 (1.68%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.68%) Marketing
5 1 (0.56%) Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Legal
5 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (25.70%) Architect
2 45 (25.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (11.17%) Consultant
4 16 (8.94%) Cloud Architect
5 11 (6.15%) Infrastructure Architect
6 10 (5.59%) Big Data Engineer
6 10 (5.59%) Data Engineer
6 10 (5.59%) Technical Architect
7 8 (4.47%) AWS DevOps
7 8 (4.47%) AWS Engineer
7 8 (4.47%) Network Engineer
8 7 (3.91%) Technical Leader
8 7 (3.91%) VMware Engineer
8 7 (3.91%) VMware Specialist
9 6 (3.35%) Cloud Consultant
9 6 (3.35%) Head of DevOps
9 6 (3.35%) Security Architect
9 6 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.35%) Support Engineer
10 5 (2.79%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (17.32%) Software Packaging
2 28 (15.64%) Elastic Stack
3 25 (13.97%) MCollective
4 9 (5.03%) REST
4 9 (5.03%) SAML
5 8 (4.47%) Node.js
6 6 (3.35%) LAMP
6 6 (3.35%) LEMP Stack
7 4 (2.23%) SOAP
7 4 (2.23%) Web Services
8 2 (1.12%) .NET
8 2 (1.12%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.56%) J2EE
9 1 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 49 (27.37%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.38%) Hybrid Cloud
3 14 (7.82%) Private Cloud
4 13 (7.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 9 (5.03%) FlexPod
5 9 (5.03%) Replication
6 8 (4.47%) PKI
7 7 (3.91%) EMC VNX
8 5 (2.79%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (2.23%) Clustering
9 4 (2.23%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.23%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (2.23%) User Experience
10 3 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.68%) CESG
11 2 (1.12%) AS400
11 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.12%) iSeries
11 2 (1.12%) Life Science
12 1 (0.56%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 111 (62.01%) Linux
2 44 (24.58%) CentOS
3 41 (22.91%) Windows
4 37 (20.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (13.97%) Unix
6 13 (7.26%) RancherOS
6 13 (7.26%) VyOS
7 10 (5.59%) Windows Server
8 6 (3.35%) Ubuntu
8 6 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (56.98%) DevOps
2 71 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (39.66%) Continuous Integration
3 57 (31.84%) Scrum
4 56 (31.28%) Continuous Delivery
5 49 (27.37%) Configuration Management
6 42 (23.46%) Service Management
7 31 (17.32%) ITIL
8 26 (14.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (13.97%) Workflow
10 24 (13.41%) Coaching
11 21 (11.73%) Identity Management
12 17 (9.50%) Build Automation
13 16 (8.94%) Open Source
14 14 (7.82%) User Stories
15 11 (6.15%) Converged Infrastructure
15 11 (6.15%) ITIL V3
16 9 (5.03%) Penetration Testing
17 8 (4.47%) Enterprise Architecture
17 8 (4.47%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.64%) Java
2 19 (10.61%) Python
3 18 (10.06%) Shell Script
4 17 (9.50%) PowerShell
5 15 (8.38%) Bash Shell
5 15 (8.38%) Perl
5 15 (8.38%) Ruby
6 7 (3.91%) SQL
7 6 (3.35%) C
7 6 (3.35%) PHP
8 4 (2.23%) Go
8 4 (2.23%) Groovy
8 4 (2.23%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 68 (37.99%) Security Cleared
2 59 (32.96%) SC Cleared
3 22 (12.29%) DV Cleared
4 16 (8.94%) Degree
5 11 (6.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.79%) CCNP
7 5 (2.79%) CISMP
7 5 (2.79%) CRISC
7 5 (2.79%) VCDX
8 4 (2.23%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (2.23%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.68%) CCSP
10 2 (1.12%) CCA
10 2 (1.12%) CCNA
10 2 (1.12%) CCSA
10 2 (1.12%) CCSE
10 2 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.12%) MCSE
10 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.47%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.35%) QA
3 5 (2.79%) SLA
4 4 (2.23%) JSP 440
5 3 (1.68%) GPG13
6 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 63 (35.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (25.14%) Docker
3 37 (20.67%) vSphere
4 29 (16.20%) Active Directory
5 25 (13.97%) Postfix
5 25 (13.97%) Squid
6 18 (10.06%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (9.50%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (8.94%) HDFS
9 9 (5.03%) VMware ESX
10 7 (3.91%) Hyper-V
11 5 (2.79%) NFS
12 4 (2.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (2.23%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (1.12%) Corosync
13 2 (1.12%) VMware GSX
13 2 (1.12%) VMware Server
13 2 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 103 (57.54%) Puppet
2 54 (30.17%) Ansible
3 37 (20.67%) ZABBIX
4 36 (20.11%) vRealize
5 32 (17.88%) Terraform
6 30 (16.76%) logstash
7 27 (15.08%) Kibana
8 25 (13.97%) Docker Swarm
8 25 (13.97%) Kubernetes
8 25 (13.97%) Rancher
9 20 (11.17%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (8.94%) HAProxy
11 14 (7.82%) Consul
11 14 (7.82%) Packer
12 13 (7.26%) SCCM
13 10 (5.59%) FortiGate
13 10 (5.59%) Forum Sentry
14 7 (3.91%) Nagios
15 6 (3.35%) OpenIDM
15 6 (3.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 148 (82.68%) VMware
2 58 (32.40%) Cisco
3 51 (28.49%) Oracle
4 29 (16.20%) Microsoft
5 27 (15.08%) Sonatype
6 26 (14.53%) Red Hat
7 20 (11.17%) Palo Alto
8 18 (10.06%) Juniper
9 15 (8.38%) Hortonworks
10 14 (7.82%) AppDynamics
10 14 (7.82%) EMC
11 13 (7.26%) Atlassian
11 13 (7.26%) HP
11 13 (7.26%) Vyatta
12 11 (6.15%) Citrix
13 10 (5.59%) 3PAR
13 10 (5.59%) AlienVault
13 10 (5.59%) CheckPoint
14 7 (3.91%) ESRI
14 7 (3.91%) Software AG
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