Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 749 566 690
Rank change year-on-year -183 +124 +126
Contract jobs citing vCloud 89 39 64
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.096% 0.089%
As % of the System Software category 0.73% 0.64% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 22 47
10th Percentile £381 £351 £363
25th Percentile £437 £413 £403
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £475 £462
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% +2.87% -9.46%
75th Percentile £725 £550 £550
90th Percentile £775 - £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £428 £462
% change year-on-year +5.26% -7.42% +19.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £63.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £63.00 - -

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 12,165 6,050 11,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.92% 14.90% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,698 4,152 7,595
10th Percentile £200 £213 £163
25th Percentile £400 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -2.70%
75th Percentile £613 £563 £563
90th Percentile £688 £649 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £427 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +0.47% +3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 259 626
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.75 £13.94
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.75 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +1.41% +7.58% +3.13%
75th Percentile £27.50 £46.00 £22.44
90th Percentile £62.50 £61.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - - +3.23%

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 18 January 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 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 18 January 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
Job
Vacancies
England -147 82 £568 +16.41% 2
London -136 50 £650 +30.00% 1
UK excluding London -97 30 £450 +5.26% 1
Work from Home -160 21 £508 -3.33%
South East -63 17 £450 +11.11%
South West -47 5 £488 +2.63%
East of England - 5 - -
East Midlands - 2 £453 -
Midlands - 2 £453 -
North of England -61 1 £358 -20.44% 1
North West - 1 £358 -

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 87 (97.75%) VMware
2 49 (55.06%) Kubernetes
3 42 (47.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (43.82%) OpenStack
5 37 (41.57%) Firewall
6 36 (40.45%) Telecoms
6 36 (40.45%) PaaS
6 36 (40.45%) Ansible
7 34 (38.20%) OAuth
7 34 (38.20%) CA
7 34 (38.20%) SSL
7 34 (38.20%) Key Management
8 33 (37.08%) vSphere
9 29 (32.58%) VSAN
10 27 (30.34%) VMware NSX
10 27 (30.34%) DevOps
11 26 (29.21%) Private Cloud
11 26 (29.21%) Data Protection
12 24 (26.97%) Games
12 24 (26.97%) Linux
12 24 (26.97%) Cybersecurity
12 24 (26.97%) Docker
13 23 (25.84%) IaaS
14 22 (24.72%) PKI
14 22 (24.72%) DNS
14 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
15 21 (23.60%) SaaS
15 21 (23.60%) Terraform
16 20 (22.47%) Identity Access Management
16 20 (22.47%) vRealize

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 39 (43.82%) OpenStack
2 14 (15.73%) nginx
3 4 (4.49%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.25%) Apache
4 2 (2.25%) IIS
5 1 (1.12%) Confluence
5 1 (1.12%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 36 (40.45%) PaaS
2 23 (25.84%) IaaS
3 21 (23.60%) SaaS
4 12 (13.48%) Azure
5 9 (10.11%) AWS
6 5 (5.62%) GCP
7 4 (4.49%) GitHub
8 2 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.25%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.12%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (41.57%) Firewall
2 34 (38.20%) SSL
3 29 (32.58%) VSAN
4 22 (24.72%) DNS
5 20 (22.47%) IKE
5 20 (22.47%) IPsec
5 20 (22.47%) VPN
6 18 (20.22%) Network Security
7 5 (5.62%) Internet
8 4 (4.49%) EIGRP
8 4 (4.49%) OSPF
8 4 (4.49%) Software-Defined Networking
8 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
8 4 (4.49%) WAN
9 3 (3.37%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (3.37%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (3.37%) LAN
9 3 (3.37%) Wireless
10 2 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (2.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.73%) Couchbase
1 14 (15.73%) Hadoop
1 14 (15.73%) MongoDB
1 14 (15.73%) MySQL
1 14 (15.73%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (15.73%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (6.74%) GitLab
2 6 (6.74%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.49%) JIRA
4 3 (3.37%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.37%) JMeter
5 2 (2.25%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.12%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.12%) FishEye
General
1 36 (40.45%) Telecoms
2 24 (26.97%) Games
3 7 (7.87%) Public Sector
3 7 (7.87%) Social Skills
4 3 (3.37%) Finance
5 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.12%) Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Influencing Skills
5 1 (1.12%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 26 (29.21%) Security Engineer
2 24 (26.97%) Architect
3 23 (25.84%) Design Engineer
4 18 (20.22%) Security Architect
5 17 (19.10%) VMware Engineer
6 14 (15.73%) Lead Architect
6 14 (15.73%) Lead Security Architect
7 10 (11.24%) Network Engineer
8 9 (10.11%) VMware Architect
9 8 (8.99%) Consultant
9 8 (8.99%) VMware Consultant
10 7 (7.87%) Network Design Engineer
10 7 (7.87%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 6 (6.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (6.74%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 6 (6.74%) Unix Architect
12 5 (5.62%) Analyst
12 5 (5.62%) Cloud Architect
12 5 (5.62%) Telecoms Engineer
13 4 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (38.20%) OAuth
2 20 (22.47%) OAuth2
3 14 (15.73%) gRPC
3 14 (15.73%) JWT
3 14 (15.73%) Kafka
3 14 (15.73%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.25%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.25%) REST
4 2 (2.25%) SOAP
4 2 (2.25%) Web Services
4 2 (2.25%) YAML
5 1 (1.12%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.12%) Azure Blueprints
5 1 (1.12%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (29.21%) Private Cloud
2 22 (24.72%) PKI
3 17 (19.10%) Data Centre
4 8 (8.99%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (7.87%) Cloud Native
6 6 (6.74%) Public Cloud
7 3 (3.37%) NHS
8 2 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.12%) Clustering
9 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (1.12%) Fibre Optics
9 1 (1.12%) Replication
9 1 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.97%) Linux
2 14 (15.73%) Debian
3 10 (11.24%) Windows
4 7 (7.87%) Unix
5 5 (5.62%) Windows Server
6 4 (4.49%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.25%) CentOS
7 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.25%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (38.20%) Key Management
2 27 (30.34%) DevOps
3 26 (29.21%) Data Protection
4 24 (26.97%) Cybersecurity
5 20 (22.47%) Data Loss Prevention
5 20 (22.47%) Identity Access Management
5 20 (22.47%) Password Management
5 20 (22.47%) Vulnerability Management
6 17 (19.10%) ITIL
7 14 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (15.73%) Database Security
7 14 (15.73%) Network Design
7 14 (15.73%) Observability
7 14 (15.73%) SDLC
7 14 (15.73%) Test Automation
7 14 (15.73%) Validation
8 13 (14.61%) SIEM
9 9 (10.11%) Load Balancing
10 8 (8.99%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.99%) PowerShell
1 8 (8.99%) Python
2 5 (5.62%) Bash
3 2 (2.25%) Groovy
3 2 (2.25%) Java
3 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (17.98%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.61%) SC Cleared
2 13 (14.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 10 (11.24%) VCAP
4 9 (10.11%) DV Cleared
5 6 (6.74%) CCIE
5 6 (6.74%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.49%) CCIE Security
6 4 (4.49%) ISEB
6 4 (4.49%) ISTQB
7 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.25%) CCNA
8 2 (2.25%) CCNP
8 2 (2.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.12%) Degree
9 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.12%) MCITP
9 1 (1.12%) MCSA
9 1 (1.12%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (1.12%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) GDPR
2 1 (1.12%) NIST
System Software
1 42 (47.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (37.08%) vSphere
3 27 (30.34%) VMware NSX
4 24 (26.97%) Docker
5 20 (22.47%) VMware Workstation
6 14 (15.73%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (12.36%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.37%) Active Directory
8 3 (3.37%) Hyper-V
9 2 (2.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (2.25%) KVM
9 2 (2.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 49 (55.06%) Kubernetes
2 36 (40.45%) Ansible
3 21 (23.60%) Terraform
4 20 (22.47%) vRealize
5 15 (16.85%) vCenter Server
6 14 (15.73%) Consul
6 14 (15.73%) Fluentd
6 14 (15.73%) Grafana
6 14 (15.73%) HAProxy
6 14 (15.73%) Prometheus
6 14 (15.73%) ZABBIX
7 10 (11.24%) Puppet
8 8 (8.99%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (4.49%) Rancher
9 4 (4.49%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 2 (2.25%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (2.25%) SCCM
10 2 (2.25%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (2.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 87 (97.75%) VMware
2 34 (38.20%) CA
3 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
4 15 (16.85%) Dell
5 14 (15.73%) CyberArk
5 14 (15.73%) Red Hat
5 14 (15.73%) Sonatype
6 13 (14.61%) CheckPoint
6 13 (14.61%) F5
7 12 (13.48%) Cisco
7 12 (13.48%) Ericsson
8 7 (7.87%) IBM
8 7 (7.87%) Juniper
8 7 (7.87%) Remedy
9 4 (4.49%) Asigra
9 4 (4.49%) Nimble Storage
9 4 (4.49%) Veeam
10 2 (2.25%) NetApp
10 2 (2.25%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.25%) SolarWinds