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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 28 June 2022 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
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 770 696 569
Rank change year-on-year -74 -127 +205
Contract jobs citing vCloud 75 28 32
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.044% 0.078%
As % of the System Software category 0.65% 0.31% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 22 23
10th Percentile £411 £363 £305
25th Percentile £454 £418 £324
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £478 £425
Median % change year-on-year +25.65% +12.35% -22.73%
75th Percentile £675 £525 £525
90th Percentile £713 £538 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £449 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +19.67% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £21.00

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 11,609 9,126 6,341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.19% 14.20% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,334 6,294 4,284
10th Percentile £200 £230 £188
25th Percentile £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £630 £581 £563
90th Percentile £713 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 291 288
10th Percentile £13.12 £11.65 £11.25
25th Percentile £15.00 £14.00 £13.05
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year - +14.29% +2.94%
75th Percentile £47.73 £46.25 £25.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £65.50 £50.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £18.27 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.26% +10.73% +4.70%

vCloud
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for vCloud in the UK

vCloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for vCloud in the UK

vCloud
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing vCloud over the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for vCloud in the UK

vCloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for vCloud in the UK

vCloud
Top 9 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 28 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -51 64 £600 +22.45% 4
London -66 42 £650 +26.83% 1
Work from Home -85 24 £438 -5.41% 1
UK excluding London -33 17 £449 +19.67% 3
South East -22 14 £452 +20.50%
East of England -18 1 - -
Yorkshire -31 1 £400 -20.00%
North of England -48 1 £400 -20.00% 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2022, 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 74 (98.67%) VMware
2 43 (57.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (54.67%) VMware NSX
4 38 (50.67%) Firewall
5 37 (49.33%) vSphere
6 31 (41.33%) Telecoms
6 31 (41.33%) Kubernetes
7 30 (40.00%) OpenStack
8 29 (38.67%) VSAN
9 26 (34.67%) OAuth
9 26 (34.67%) PaaS
9 26 (34.67%) CA
9 26 (34.67%) SSL
9 26 (34.67%) Key Management
10 25 (33.33%) Linux
11 22 (29.33%) Private Cloud
12 21 (28.00%) Cybersecurity
12 21 (28.00%) Games
13 20 (26.67%) Microsoft
13 20 (26.67%) Ansible
13 20 (26.67%) Docker
13 20 (26.67%) DevOps
14 19 (25.33%) Network Security
15 18 (24.00%) Data Centre
16 17 (22.67%) vCenter Server
16 17 (22.67%) VPN
17 16 (21.33%) Dell
17 16 (21.33%) IKE
17 16 (21.33%) VMware Workstation
17 16 (21.33%) Password Management

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 30 (40.00%) OpenStack
2 10 (13.33%) nginx
3 4 (5.33%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 26 (34.67%) PaaS
2 16 (21.33%) IaaS
2 16 (21.33%) SaaS
3 14 (18.67%) AWS
4 7 (9.33%) Azure
5 4 (5.33%) GCP
5 4 (5.33%) OpenShift
6 3 (4.00%) Amazon EKS
6 3 (4.00%) Azure AKS
6 3 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (4.00%) Google Kubernetes Engine
6 3 (4.00%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 38 (50.67%) Firewall
2 29 (38.67%) VSAN
3 26 (34.67%) SSL
4 19 (25.33%) Network Security
5 17 (22.67%) VPN
6 16 (21.33%) IKE
6 16 (21.33%) IPsec
7 14 (18.67%) DNS
8 7 (9.33%) OSPF
8 7 (9.33%) TCP/IP
9 6 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (8.00%) Cisco Wireless
9 6 (8.00%) EIGRP
9 6 (8.00%) LAN
9 6 (8.00%) WAN
9 6 (8.00%) Wireless
10 4 (5.33%) VLAN
11 2 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (2.67%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (2.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.33%) Couchbase
1 10 (13.33%) Hadoop
1 10 (13.33%) MongoDB
1 10 (13.33%) MySQL
1 10 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (13.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 31 (41.33%) Telecoms
2 21 (28.00%) Games
3 9 (12.00%) Social Skills
4 7 (9.33%) Public Sector
5 3 (4.00%) Finance
6 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.67%) French Language
7 1 (1.33%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (1.33%) Law
7 1 (1.33%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 28 (37.33%) VMware Engineer
2 22 (29.33%) Security Engineer
3 14 (18.67%) Architect
3 14 (18.67%) Design Engineer
4 11 (14.67%) Telecoms Engineer
4 11 (14.67%) Unix Engineer
4 11 (14.67%) Unix Security Engineer
5 10 (13.33%) Consultant
5 10 (13.33%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 9 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (12.00%) Network Engineer
6 9 (12.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 7 (9.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (9.33%) VMware Consultant
8 6 (8.00%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (8.00%) VMware Architect
9 4 (5.33%) AWS Architect
9 4 (5.33%) Security Architect
9 4 (5.33%) Switch Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (34.67%) OAuth
2 16 (21.33%) OAuth2
3 10 (13.33%) gRPC
3 10 (13.33%) JWT
3 10 (13.33%) Kafka
3 10 (13.33%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (5.33%) Flash
5 1 (1.33%) REST
5 1 (1.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.33%) Private Cloud
2 18 (24.00%) Data Centre
3 16 (21.33%) PKI
4 8 (10.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (10.67%) Public Cloud
5 6 (8.00%) NHS
6 4 (5.33%) Fibre Optics
7 3 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (2.67%) Cloud Native
8 2 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (33.33%) Linux
2 15 (20.00%) Unix
3 10 (13.33%) Debian
4 6 (8.00%) Windows
4 6 (8.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.67%) Key Management
2 21 (28.00%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (26.67%) DevOps
4 16 (21.33%) Application Security
4 16 (21.33%) Data Loss Prevention
4 16 (21.33%) Identity Access Management
4 16 (21.33%) Password Management
4 16 (21.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 16 (21.33%) Zero Trust
5 15 (20.00%) CI/CD
5 15 (20.00%) SIEM
6 14 (18.67%) Data Protection
7 13 (17.33%) ITIL
8 10 (13.33%) Database Security
8 10 (13.33%) Observability
8 10 (13.33%) SDLC
8 10 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 10 (13.33%) Validation
9 9 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (10.67%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.33%) Bash
1 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.33%) Perl
1 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (18.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (10.67%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (10.67%) VCAP
3 7 (9.33%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.67%) CCIE
5 4 (5.33%) CCIE Security
6 3 (4.00%) CCNP
6 3 (4.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.00%) RHCE
7 2 (2.67%) CCNA
7 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.67%) MCITP
7 2 (2.67%) MCSE
8 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) OASIS TOSCA
2 1 (1.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 43 (57.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (54.67%) VMware NSX
3 37 (49.33%) vSphere
4 20 (26.67%) Docker
5 16 (21.33%) VMware Workstation
6 12 (16.00%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (12.00%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (4.00%) KVM
8 3 (4.00%) Xen
9 2 (2.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 31 (41.33%) Kubernetes
2 20 (26.67%) Ansible
3 17 (22.67%) vCenter Server
4 14 (18.67%) vRealize
5 10 (13.33%) Consul
5 10 (13.33%) Fluentd
5 10 (13.33%) Grafana
5 10 (13.33%) HAProxy
5 10 (13.33%) Prometheus
5 10 (13.33%) Terraform
5 10 (13.33%) ZABBIX
6 3 (4.00%) Cloudify
6 3 (4.00%) Rancher
6 3 (4.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 2 (2.67%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 74 (98.67%) VMware
2 26 (34.67%) CA
3 20 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 16 (21.33%) Dell
5 15 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 15 (20.00%) Ericsson
5 15 (20.00%) F5
6 13 (17.33%) Red Hat
7 11 (14.67%) Cisco
7 11 (14.67%) IBM
8 10 (13.33%) CyberArk
8 10 (13.33%) Sonatype
9 7 (9.33%) Nokia
10 5 (6.67%) Remedy
11 4 (5.33%) Mavenir
12 3 (4.00%) Google
12 3 (4.00%) Juniper
12 3 (4.00%) Mirantis
13 2 (2.67%) NetApp
13 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds