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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 543 553 530
Rank change year-on-year +10 -23  
Contract jobs citing vCloud 59 90 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.13% 1.32% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 76 68
Median daily rate £442 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.60% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £381 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £431 £350
% change year-on-year -1.44% +23.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 5227 6793 5977
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.17% 12.62% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3357 4206 3390
Median daily rate £405 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 475 631
Median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

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 23 June 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 25 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 23 June 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 +6 58 £446 -10.80% 9
London -9 40 £450 -18.18% 5
South East +9 11 £438 -1.68% 2
Croydon -5 6 - -
Berkshire +23 5 £400 -21.95% 1
Yorkshire +26 4 £550 +41.93%
Surrey +8 3 £350 -20.00%
City of London 0 3 £438 -27.08% 1
East Midlands -4 3 £375 -31.81% 1
Sheffield - 3 £550 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £550 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £375 -
Reading +15 2 £350 -39.13% 1
West Yorkshire +19 1 - -
Leeds +10 1 - -
Hampshire +9 1 £480 +33.33% 1
Milton Keynes -13 1 £458 -12.76%
Buckinghamshire -14 1 £458 -12.76%
East Sussex - 1 - -
Chessington - 1 £425 -
Brighton - 1 - -
Andover - 1 £480 -
Northampton - 1 £425 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £335 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 118 (88.72%) VMware
2 71 (53.38%) Linux
3 69 (51.88%) DevOps
4 55 (41.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 53 (39.85%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (33.83%) Amazon AWS
7 44 (33.08%) Puppet
8 43 (32.33%) Data Centre
8 43 (32.33%) Cisco
9 42 (31.58%) DNS
9 42 (31.58%) Ansible
10 37 (27.82%) Continuous Delivery
11 34 (25.56%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (24.06%) vRealize
13 28 (21.05%) Scrum
14 27 (20.30%) Security Cleared
14 27 (20.30%) Jenkins
15 26 (19.55%) vSphere
15 26 (19.55%) Oracle
16 25 (18.80%) HTTP
16 25 (18.80%) PostgreSQL
16 25 (18.80%) OpenStack
17 24 (18.05%) Terraform
17 24 (18.05%) Windows
18 23 (17.29%) EMC
18 23 (17.29%) Configuration Management
18 23 (17.29%) Cisco Nexus
19 22 (16.54%) VMware ESXi
19 22 (16.54%) Git (software)
20 21 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 25 (18.80%) OpenStack
2 20 (15.04%) Apache
3 18 (13.53%) Confluence
4 12 (9.02%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (8.27%) Tomcat
6 7 (5.26%) ArcGIS
7 5 (3.76%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (3.76%) nginx
8 4 (3.01%) SAS
8 4 (3.01%) WebLogic
9 3 (2.26%) GlassFish
9 3 (2.26%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.50%) IIS
11 1 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.75%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.75%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.75%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) HipChat
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.50%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 45 (33.83%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (8.27%) PaaS
4 10 (7.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 10 (7.52%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (7.52%) Amazon ELB
4 10 (7.52%) Amazon S3
4 10 (7.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 9 (6.77%) IaaS
6 8 (6.02%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (3.01%) GitHub
8 3 (2.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (2.26%) Heroku
8 3 (2.26%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (2.26%) Office 365
8 3 (2.26%) SoftLayer
9 2 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 42 (31.58%) DNS
2 25 (18.80%) HTTP
3 23 (17.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 18 (13.53%) LDAP
5 17 (12.78%) Firewall
5 17 (12.78%) SSL
6 15 (11.28%) SSH
7 12 (9.02%) TCP/IP
7 12 (9.02%) WAN
8 11 (8.27%) LAN
8 11 (8.27%) OpenLDAP
8 11 (8.27%) OpenVPN
8 11 (8.27%) SAN
9 10 (7.52%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (7.52%) Kerberos
10 9 (6.77%) VPN
11 8 (6.02%) DHCP
12 7 (5.26%) MPLS
13 6 (4.51%) Reverse Proxy
13 6 (4.51%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.80%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (9.77%) Big Data
3 12 (9.02%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (8.27%) MySQL
5 10 (7.52%) MongoDB
5 10 (7.52%) Oracle Database
5 10 (7.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (6.02%) Hadoop
7 4 (3.01%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.26%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (20.30%) Jenkins
2 22 (16.54%) Git (software)
3 21 (15.79%) Sonatype Nexus
4 20 (15.04%) JIRA
5 17 (12.78%) Vagrant
6 11 (8.27%) Ant
6 11 (8.27%) JUnit
6 11 (8.27%) Liquibase
6 11 (8.27%) Maven
6 11 (8.27%) SonarQube
7 10 (7.52%) Bitbucket
8 4 (3.01%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (3.01%) Subversion
9 3 (2.26%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.75%) Hudson
11 1 (0.75%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.75%) WiX
General
1 11 (8.27%) Finance
2 6 (4.51%) Banking
3 5 (3.76%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.01%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.26%) Electronics
5 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.26%) Marketing
6 2 (1.50%) Law
6 2 (1.50%) Retail
7 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (26.32%) Architect
2 31 (23.31%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (15.79%) VMware Engineer
4 16 (12.03%) Cloud Architect
5 13 (9.77%) AWS Engineer
5 13 (9.77%) Consultant
6 12 (9.02%) AWS DevOps
6 12 (9.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Technical Architect
8 7 (5.26%) Administrator
8 7 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 6 (4.51%) Senior DevOps
10 5 (3.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.03%) REST
2 13 (9.77%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (8.27%) MCollective
4 7 (5.26%) Software Packaging
5 4 (3.01%) LAMP
5 4 (3.01%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (3.01%) SOAP
5 4 (3.01%) Web Services
6 3 (2.26%) SAML
7 2 (1.50%) .NET
8 1 (0.75%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.75%) J2EE
8 1 (0.75%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 43 (32.33%) Data Centre
2 20 (15.04%) Private Cloud
3 14 (10.53%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (7.52%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (7.52%) Replication
5 9 (6.77%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 8 (6.02%) EMC VNX
7 6 (4.51%) FlexPod
7 6 (4.51%) PKI
8 5 (3.76%) Clustering
9 4 (3.01%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (3.01%) User Experience
10 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (2.26%) CESG
10 3 (2.26%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.50%) AS400
11 2 (1.50%) iSeries
11 2 (1.50%) Life Science
11 2 (1.50%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 71 (53.38%) Linux
2 24 (18.05%) Windows
3 21 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (14.29%) CentOS
5 15 (11.28%) Ubuntu
6 13 (9.77%) Unix
7 10 (7.52%) Windows Server
8 8 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.50%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (1.50%) Solaris
11 1 (0.75%) AIX
11 1 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.75%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (51.88%) DevOps
2 53 (39.85%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (27.82%) Continuous Delivery
4 34 (25.56%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (21.05%) Scrum
6 23 (17.29%) Configuration Management
7 19 (14.29%) ITIL
8 17 (12.78%) Service Management
9 16 (12.03%) Coaching
10 15 (11.28%) ITIL V3
11 13 (9.77%) Load Balancing
12 12 (9.02%) Converged Infrastructure
12 12 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (8.27%) Network Design
14 9 (6.77%) Project Management
15 8 (6.02%) Enterprise Architecture
15 8 (6.02%) Open Source
16 7 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
16 7 (5.26%) Data Modelling
16 7 (5.26%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.04%) Bash Shell
1 20 (15.04%) Java
2 18 (13.53%) Python
3 15 (11.28%) PowerShell
4 12 (9.02%) Perl
5 10 (7.52%) Groovy
6 9 (6.77%) SQL
7 8 (6.02%) Ruby
8 5 (3.76%) PHP
9 4 (3.01%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.50%) Go
11 1 (0.75%) C
11 1 (0.75%) C#
11 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (20.30%) Security Cleared
2 19 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.27%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (5.26%) Degree
7 4 (3.01%) CCNP
8 3 (2.26%) CCSP
8 3 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.50%) CCIE
9 2 (1.50%) CCNA
9 2 (1.50%) VCDX
10 1 (0.75%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.75%) CCSA
10 1 (0.75%) CCSE
10 1 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.51%) QA
2 5 (3.76%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.01%) JSP 440
4 3 (2.26%) GPG13
5 2 (1.50%) SLA
6 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 55 (41.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (19.55%) vSphere
3 22 (16.54%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (15.79%) Active Directory
5 18 (13.53%) Docker
6 15 (11.28%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (8.27%) Postfix
7 11 (8.27%) Squid
8 10 (7.52%) Hyper-V
9 5 (3.76%) HDFS
10 4 (3.01%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (2.26%) NFS
11 3 (2.26%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.50%) Corosync
12 2 (1.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (1.50%) Xen
12 2 (1.50%) XenApp
13 1 (0.75%) Firmware
13 1 (0.75%) KVM
13 1 (0.75%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 44 (33.08%) Puppet
2 42 (31.58%) Ansible
3 32 (24.06%) vRealize
4 24 (18.05%) Terraform
5 19 (14.29%) ZABBIX
6 15 (11.28%) logstash
6 15 (11.28%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (9.77%) Kibana
7 13 (9.77%) vCenter Server
8 11 (8.27%) Docker Swarm
8 11 (8.27%) Kubernetes
8 11 (8.27%) Rancher
9 10 (7.52%) Rsyslog
9 10 (7.52%) Sysdig
10 7 (5.26%) OpenIDM
11 6 (4.51%) FortiGate
11 6 (4.51%) Forum Sentry
11 6 (4.51%) SCCM
12 5 (3.76%) PowerCLI
13 4 (3.01%) Salt
Vendors
1 118 (88.72%) VMware
2 43 (32.33%) Cisco
3 26 (19.55%) Oracle
4 23 (17.29%) EMC
5 21 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 21 (15.79%) Red Hat
6 13 (9.77%) SaltStack
7 12 (9.02%) HP
8 11 (8.27%) Citrix
8 11 (8.27%) Juniper
8 11 (8.27%) Sonatype
9 10 (7.52%) NetApp
9 10 (7.52%) Palo Alto
10 9 (6.77%) 3PAR
11 7 (5.26%) ESRI
11 7 (5.26%) ForgeRock
11 7 (5.26%) Software AG
12 6 (4.51%) ArcSight
12 6 (4.51%) Atlassian
12 6 (4.51%) Isilon