Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 727 571 682
Rank change year-on-year -156 +111 +7
Contract jobs citing vCloud 157 339 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.32% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 1.21% 2.60% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 190 162
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +21.21% -2.94%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £313
90th Percentile £738 £605 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £450 £350
% change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57% -10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
UK median hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £26.60

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 12996 13026 11515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.60% 12.35% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8435 8163 6558
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% +8.89%
10th Percentile £156 £173 £158
90th Percentile £610 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 885 1239
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.04
90th Percentile £47.08 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +4.92%

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 22 November 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 12 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 22 November 2017. 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 -152 155 £525 +5.00% 6
London -153 118 £575 +15.00% 4
UK excluding London -15 36 £350 -22.22% 2
Midlands +33 12 £450 -21.74%
West Midlands +35 11 £450 -21.74%
South East -41 11 £300 -35.14% 1
East of England - 8 £375 -
North of England +63 4 £444 +10.94% 1
Yorkshire +20 3 £350 -12.50% 1
North West +8 1 £538 +36.08%
South West +6 1 £388 -3.13%
East Midlands - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 115 (73.25%) VMware
2 97 (61.78%) DevOps
3 77 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (47.13%) Linux
5 69 (43.95%) VMware Infrastructure
6 57 (36.31%) Continuous Delivery
7 54 (34.39%) Ansible
8 51 (32.48%) Amazon AWS
8 51 (32.48%) Microsoft Azure
8 51 (32.48%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (31.21%) Scrum
10 47 (29.94%) Windows
11 45 (28.66%) PowerShell
12 41 (26.11%) PostgreSQL
13 39 (24.84%) Git (software)
14 38 (24.20%) HTTP
15 34 (21.66%) Puppet
16 32 (20.38%) Security Cleared
17 30 (19.11%) E-Commerce
17 30 (19.11%) Configuration Management
18 29 (18.47%) SC Cleared
18 29 (18.47%) vSphere
18 29 (18.47%) Opscode Chef
18 29 (18.47%) Octopus Deploy
19 28 (17.83%) TeamCity
20 27 (17.20%) SaltStack
21 26 (16.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 26 (16.56%) Jenkins
22 25 (15.92%) MongoDB
22 25 (15.92%) TCP/IP

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 24 (15.29%) OpenStack
2 20 (12.74%) Apache
2 20 (12.74%) Confluence
3 18 (11.46%) Tomcat
4 17 (10.83%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.91%) IBM Domino
5 3 (1.91%) IIS
5 3 (1.91%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.27%) JBoss
6 2 (1.27%) nginx
7 1 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 51 (32.48%) Amazon AWS
1 51 (32.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (13.38%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (10.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 16 (10.19%) Amazon ELB
3 16 (10.19%) Amazon S3
3 16 (10.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 11 (7.01%) IaaS
5 7 (4.46%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (4.46%) PaaS
6 5 (3.18%) Google App Engine
7 3 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.27%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (1.27%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.64%) G Suite
9 1 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (24.20%) HTTP
2 25 (15.92%) TCP/IP
3 24 (15.29%) DNS
4 22 (14.01%) SSL
5 17 (10.83%) OpenLDAP
5 17 (10.83%) OpenVPN
5 17 (10.83%) SSH
6 8 (5.10%) SAN
7 7 (4.46%) LAN
7 7 (4.46%) WAN
8 5 (3.18%) Internet
9 4 (2.55%) Firewall
9 4 (2.55%) Kerberos
9 4 (2.55%) LDAP
10 3 (1.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (1.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (1.27%) DHCP
11 2 (1.27%) NAS
11 2 (1.27%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (1.27%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (26.11%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (15.92%) MongoDB
3 22 (14.01%) MySQL
4 16 (10.19%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (8.92%) Big Data
6 12 (7.64%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.27%) Redis
8 1 (0.64%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.64%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 39 (24.84%) Git (software)
2 29 (18.47%) Octopus Deploy
3 28 (17.83%) TeamCity
4 26 (16.56%) Jenkins
5 23 (14.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (12.74%) JIRA
7 18 (11.46%) Sonatype Nexus
8 17 (10.83%) Ant
8 17 (10.83%) JUnit
8 17 (10.83%) Liquibase
8 17 (10.83%) Maven
8 17 (10.83%) SonarQube
9 16 (10.19%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.55%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.64%) Arsenale Dataplane
11 1 (0.64%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.64%) Gradle
11 1 (0.64%) JIRA Agile
General
1 16 (10.19%) Retail
2 12 (7.64%) Finance
3 9 (5.73%) Banking
4 7 (4.46%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.18%) Games
6 4 (2.55%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.64%) Back Office
7 1 (0.64%) Publishing
7 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (38.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 37 (23.57%) VMware Engineer
3 28 (17.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (14.65%) Azure Engineer
5 18 (11.46%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 17 (10.83%) Azure DevOps
6 17 (10.83%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 15 (9.55%) Consultant
7 15 (9.55%) Linux Engineer
8 14 (8.92%) Architect
9 13 (8.28%) Senior DevOps
9 13 (8.28%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (7.64%) PowerShell Engineer
10 12 (7.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 11 (7.01%) Cloud Engineer
11 11 (7.01%) Platform Engineer
12 10 (6.37%) Cloud Architect
12 10 (6.37%) Senior Linux Engineer
12 10 (6.37%) VMware Consultant
13 9 (5.73%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.10%) Elastic Stack
2 18 (11.46%) REST
3 17 (10.83%) MCollective
4 12 (7.64%) .NET
5 11 (7.01%) Web Services
6 2 (1.27%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.27%) J2EE
6 2 (1.27%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.64%) JSON
7 1 (0.64%) JSON-LD
7 1 (0.64%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.64%) RESTful
7 1 (0.64%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.64%) Spring
7 1 (0.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.01%) Data Centre
2 16 (10.19%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (7.64%) Private Cloud
4 10 (6.37%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (3.18%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.18%) Online Games
6 4 (2.55%) Fintech
7 3 (1.91%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.91%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.64%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.64%) Blog
9 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.64%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.64%) Replication
9 1 (0.64%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (47.13%) Linux
2 47 (29.94%) Windows
3 26 (16.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (15.29%) Ubuntu
5 22 (14.01%) CentOS
6 14 (8.92%) Unix
7 13 (8.28%) Windows Server
8 9 (5.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (5.10%) Solaris
9 8 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (3.18%) AIX
10 5 (3.18%) Android
10 5 (3.18%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.91%) SUSE
11 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (61.78%) DevOps
2 77 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (36.31%) Continuous Delivery
4 51 (32.48%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (31.21%) Scrum
6 30 (19.11%) Configuration Management
6 30 (19.11%) E-Commerce
7 20 (12.74%) Load Balancing
8 17 (10.83%) Service Management
8 17 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (10.19%) Coaching
10 12 (7.64%) Virtual Environments
11 9 (5.73%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (5.73%) ITIL
12 8 (5.10%) Open Source
13 7 (4.46%) Continuous Deployment
13 7 (4.46%) Converged Infrastructure
13 7 (4.46%) High Availability
13 7 (4.46%) Investment Management
13 7 (4.46%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 45 (28.66%) PowerShell
2 22 (14.01%) Java
3 21 (13.38%) Bash Shell
4 17 (10.83%) Groovy
5 10 (6.37%) Python
6 9 (5.73%) C#
7 3 (1.91%) Ruby
7 3 (1.91%) SQL
8 2 (1.27%) Perl
8 2 (1.27%) PHP
9 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (20.38%) Security Cleared
2 29 (18.47%) SC Cleared
3 17 (10.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (3.82%) VCP6
5 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.91%) CISM
6 3 (1.91%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.27%) MCITP
7 2 (1.27%) MCTS
7 2 (1.27%) VCAP
7 2 (1.27%) VCP5
8 1 (0.64%) CCNA
8 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.64%) MCSE
8 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 69 (43.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (18.47%) vSphere
3 23 (14.65%) Docker
4 21 (13.38%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (10.83%) Postfix
5 17 (10.83%) Squid
6 14 (8.92%) Active Directory
7 12 (7.64%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (5.73%) HDFS
8 9 (5.73%) VMware NSX
9 8 (5.10%) Hyper-V
10 3 (1.91%) NFS
11 2 (1.27%) KVM
11 2 (1.27%) OpenDJ
11 2 (1.27%) OpenIDM
12 1 (0.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.64%) Firmware
12 1 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.64%) Xen
12 1 (0.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 54 (34.39%) Ansible
2 34 (21.66%) Puppet
3 29 (18.47%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (15.92%) Terraform
5 23 (14.65%) vRealize
6 19 (12.10%) Kibana
6 19 (12.10%) logstash
6 19 (12.10%) ZABBIX
7 18 (11.46%) Docker Swarm
7 18 (11.46%) Kubernetes
8 17 (10.83%) Rancher
9 16 (10.19%) Rsyslog
9 16 (10.19%) Sysdig
9 16 (10.19%) vCenter Server
10 7 (4.46%) PowerCLI
10 7 (4.46%) Salt
11 3 (1.91%) CFEngine
11 3 (1.91%) SCCM
11 3 (1.91%) SCOM
11 3 (1.91%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 115 (73.25%) VMware
2 27 (17.20%) SaltStack
3 17 (10.83%) Sonatype
4 15 (9.55%) Cisco
4 15 (9.55%) EMC
5 13 (8.28%) Microsoft
6 12 (7.64%) Google
7 8 (5.10%) Hortonworks
7 8 (5.10%) Isilon
7 8 (5.10%) Red Hat
8 6 (3.82%) NetApp
9 5 (3.18%) HP
10 4 (2.55%) 3PAR
11 3 (1.91%) CA
11 3 (1.91%) CommVault
11 3 (1.91%) Dell
11 3 (1.91%) IBM
11 3 (1.91%) Lotus
11 3 (1.91%) Oracle
11 3 (1.91%) Sun