Period
to 16 November 2019

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 6 months to 16 November 2019 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
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 719 799 751
Rank change year-on-year +80 -48 -167
Contract jobs citing vCloud 86 103 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.099% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 0.67% 0.65% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 71 113
UK median daily rate £463 £513 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.66% +0.49% +2.00%
10th Percentile £396 £338 £330
90th Percentile £663 £638 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £462 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +19.32% +10.71% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12,892 15,743 12,894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.47% 15.15% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,447 10,270 8,355
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £163 £181 £156
90th Percentile £638 £625 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 701 889 725
UK median hourly rate £16.96 £16.00 £16.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -4.19% +6.03%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.25 £43.75 £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% +2.32% +3.33%

vCloud
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing vCloud as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 16 November 2019.

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 11 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 6 months to 16 November 2019. 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
England +77 83 £464 -8.21% 15
UK excluding London +95 68 £462 +19.32% 13
South East +67 56 £482 +24.33% 5
London +40 18 £538 -6.52% 4
Midlands +51 6 £400 -21.95% 5
West Midlands +41 6 £400 +14.29% 5
North of England +35 2 £417 -25.89%
Northern Ireland - 2 £384 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £417 -
East of England +28 1 - -
Wales - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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 with a requirement for vCloud.

1 83 (96.51%) VMware
2 47 (54.65%) Security Cleared
3 43 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (45.35%) Windows
5 38 (44.19%) SC Cleared
6 29 (33.72%) Active Directory
7 28 (32.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 28 (32.56%) DV Cleared
8 27 (31.40%) vRealize
9 26 (30.23%) vCenter Server
10 25 (29.07%) Azure
11 24 (27.91%) vSphere
11 24 (27.91%) Windows Server
12 23 (26.74%) AWS
12 23 (26.74%) Linux
12 23 (26.74%) VMware NSX
13 22 (25.58%) VSAN
14 20 (23.26%) VMware ESXi
15 19 (22.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 17 (19.77%) ITIL
17 16 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
18 15 (17.44%) Cisco
18 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
19 14 (16.28%) Citrix
19 14 (16.28%) IaaS
19 14 (16.28%) Data Centre
20 13 (15.12%) HP
21 12 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
22 11 (12.79%) OpenStack
22 11 (12.79%) ITIL V3

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 11 (12.79%) OpenStack
2 6 (6.98%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.49%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 25 (29.07%) Azure
2 23 (26.74%) AWS
3 14 (16.28%) IaaS
4 7 (8.14%) Office 365
4 7 (8.14%) PaaS
5 6 (6.98%) Heroku
6 2 (2.33%) GitHub
7 1 (1.16%) Google Sheets
7 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (25.58%) VSAN
2 11 (12.79%) Firewall
3 10 (11.63%) LAN
3 10 (11.63%) WAN
4 9 (10.47%) SAN
5 5 (5.81%) NetScaler
6 4 (4.65%) AMQP
6 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.65%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.33%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.33%) NAS
7 2 (2.33%) Skype
8 1 (1.16%) Connectrix
8 1 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.16%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) Blockchain
1 4 (4.65%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.49%) MySQL
3 1 (1.16%) Big Data
3 1 (1.16%) DB2
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (6.98%) Billing
1 6 (6.98%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Retail
3 2 (2.33%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (29.07%) Architect
2 19 (22.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (18.60%) VMware Engineer
4 15 (17.44%) Consultant
4 15 (17.44%) VMware Consultant
5 9 (10.47%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (10.47%) VMware Architect
6 8 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (9.30%) VMware Specialist
7 6 (6.98%) Senior Architect
8 5 (5.81%) Operations Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (5.81%) VMware Technical Consultant
9 4 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.65%) Automation Architect
9 4 (4.65%) Cloud Specialist
9 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 4 (4.65%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) JMS
1 4 (4.65%) RabbitMQ
1 4 (4.65%) Ruby on Rails
1 4 (4.65%) Spring
2 1 (1.16%) Apache Flex
2 1 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.28%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.98%) Clustering
3 5 (5.81%) CMDB
4 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.65%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 3 (3.49%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.49%) Robotics
6 2 (2.33%) Cloud Native
6 2 (2.33%) HP Storage
6 2 (2.33%) PKI
6 2 (2.33%) PMI
6 2 (2.33%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.33%) Replication
7 1 (1.16%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.16%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.16%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (45.35%) Windows
2 24 (27.91%) Windows Server
3 23 (26.74%) Linux
4 12 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.81%) CentOS
5 5 (5.81%) VMS
5 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.49%) Unix
7 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (19.77%) ITIL
3 11 (12.79%) DevOps
3 11 (12.79%) ITIL V3
4 10 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (11.63%) Migration
5 9 (10.47%) ITSM
6 7 (8.14%) Change Management
6 7 (8.14%) Service Management
7 6 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.81%) Analytics
8 5 (5.81%) Data Privacy
8 5 (5.81%) Information Security
8 5 (5.81%) Open Source
8 5 (5.81%) Regulatory Compliance
9 4 (4.65%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (4.65%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.65%) TDD
9 4 (4.65%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.47%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.30%) Bash Shell
2 8 (9.30%) Python
3 6 (6.98%) SQL
4 5 (5.81%) Go
4 5 (5.81%) Ruby
5 4 (4.65%) Java
6 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (54.65%) Security Cleared
2 38 (44.19%) SC Cleared
3 28 (32.56%) DV Cleared
3 28 (32.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 16 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (11.63%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (8.14%) MCSE
7 5 (5.81%) VCAP
8 4 (4.65%) CISSP
8 4 (4.65%) MCSA
8 4 (4.65%) MCSD
9 3 (3.49%) CCA
9 3 (3.49%) MCTS
9 3 (3.49%) VCP4
9 3 (3.49%) VCP5
10 2 (2.33%) CCNA
10 2 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (2.33%) MCP
10 2 (2.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (33.72%) Active Directory
3 24 (27.91%) vSphere
4 23 (26.74%) VMware NSX
5 20 (23.26%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (11.63%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (8.14%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (6.98%) Hyper-V
9 4 (4.65%) XenApp
10 3 (3.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (3.49%) Docker
11 1 (1.16%) Firmware
11 1 (1.16%) NFS
11 1 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (31.40%) vRealize
2 26 (30.23%) vCenter Server
3 7 (8.14%) Terraform
4 6 (6.98%) OpenView
4 6 (6.98%) SCCM
5 5 (5.81%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (5.81%) WSUS
6 4 (4.65%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (3.49%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (3.49%) Kubernetes
7 3 (3.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (3.49%) SCVMM
7 3 (3.49%) vMotion
8 2 (2.33%) Ansible
8 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (2.33%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.33%) Puppet
8 2 (2.33%) SCOM
9 1 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 83 (96.51%) VMware
2 15 (17.44%) Cisco
2 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
3 14 (16.28%) Citrix
4 13 (15.12%) HP
5 11 (12.79%) NetApp
6 6 (6.98%) Dell
6 6 (6.98%) Veeam
7 5 (5.81%) EMC
7 5 (5.81%) New Relic
7 5 (5.81%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.81%) Splunk
8 4 (4.65%) McAfee
8 4 (4.65%) PlateSpin
9 3 (3.49%) IFS
9 3 (3.49%) Meraki
9 3 (3.49%) Symantec
10 2 (2.33%) Atlassian
10 2 (2.33%) IronPort
11 1 (1.16%) Kaspersky