Period
to 21 September 2021

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 21 September 2021 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 739 485 738
Rank change year-on-year -254 +253 +89
Contract jobs citing vCloud 47 18 93
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.061% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.42% 0.41% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 15 65
10th Percentile £363 £372 £350
25th Percentile £413 £428 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% +2.33%
75th Percentile £775 £544 £625
90th Percentile " £575 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £428 £500
% change year-on-year -12.28% -14.50% +17.65%

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 11,166 4,363 13,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.99% 14.83% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,850 2,912 9,191
10th Percentile £213 £213 £173
25th Percentile £400 £366 £331
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 170 631
10th Percentile £11.96 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.50 £12.76 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.63 £16.75
Median % change year-on-year -0.71% +5.22% +4.69%
75th Percentile £39.55 £40.56 £25.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £53.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.92 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.77% +1.91%

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 21 September 2021.

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 21 September 2021. 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 -231 36 £550 +10.00% 5
London -174 19 £750 +39.53% 2
Work from Home -246 18 £463 -13.95% 1
UK excluding London -141 15 £375 -12.28% 3
South East -91 10 £375 -17.13% 2
East of England - 2 - -
North of England -84 1 £500 +29.87%
South West - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £675 -
Midlands - 1 £675 -
North West - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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 44 (93.62%) VMware
2 24 (51.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (48.94%) Kubernetes
4 22 (46.81%) Ansible
5 20 (42.55%) VMware NSX
6 19 (40.43%) vSphere
7 18 (38.30%) Telecoms
8 16 (34.04%) Firewall
8 16 (34.04%) OpenStack
8 16 (34.04%) Data Centre
9 15 (31.91%) vCenter Server
9 15 (31.91%) Data Protection
10 13 (27.66%) Dell
10 13 (27.66%) VSAN
10 13 (27.66%) DevOps
10 13 (27.66%) vRealize
11 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (25.53%) PaaS
12 11 (23.40%) Azure
12 11 (23.40%) AWS
12 11 (23.40%) SSL
12 11 (23.40%) Terraform
13 10 (21.28%) SIEM
13 10 (21.28%) Cybersecurity
13 10 (21.28%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (21.28%) Social Skills
13 10 (21.28%) DNS
13 10 (21.28%) Python
13 10 (21.28%) CA
13 10 (21.28%) Ericsson

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 16 (34.04%) OpenStack
2 5 (10.64%) IIS
2 5 (10.64%) nginx
3 3 (6.38%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.26%) Apache
5 1 (2.13%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.53%) PaaS
2 11 (23.40%) AWS
2 11 (23.40%) Azure
3 8 (17.02%) IaaS
4 6 (12.77%) SaaS
5 5 (10.64%) GitHub
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (2.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.04%) Firewall
2 13 (27.66%) VSAN
3 11 (23.40%) SSL
4 10 (21.28%) DNS
4 10 (21.28%) Network Security
5 6 (12.77%) Internet
5 6 (12.77%) Software-Defined Networking
5 6 (12.77%) VPN
6 5 (10.64%) IKE
6 5 (10.64%) IPsec
7 3 (6.38%) SAN
8 1 (2.13%) 4G
8 1 (2.13%) 5G
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.13%) FCAPS
8 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.13%) MIMO
8 1 (2.13%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) Couchbase
1 5 (10.64%) Hadoop
1 5 (10.64%) MongoDB
1 5 (10.64%) MySQL
1 5 (10.64%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.13%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Jenkins
2 7 (14.89%) GitLab
3 5 (10.64%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.13%) JIRA
5 1 (2.13%) JMeter
General
1 18 (38.30%) Telecoms
2 10 (21.28%) Games
2 10 (21.28%) Social Skills
3 5 (10.64%) Finance
4 2 (4.26%) Billing
4 2 (4.26%) Publishing
5 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Security Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Architect
3 8 (17.02%) Design Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Consultant
5 5 (10.64%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Lead Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Lead Security Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Security Architect
5 5 (10.64%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) VMware Specialist
6 4 (8.51%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) VMware Architect
6 4 (8.51%) VMware Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Cloud Specialist
7 3 (6.38%) Integration Specialist
7 3 (6.38%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Virtualisation Specialist
8 2 (4.26%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) OAuth
2 6 (12.77%) Web Services
3 5 (10.64%) gRPC
3 5 (10.64%) JWT
3 5 (10.64%) Kafka
3 5 (10.64%) OAuth2
3 5 (10.64%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (8.51%) YAML
5 3 (6.38%) Middleware
6 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.04%) Data Centre
2 8 (17.02%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (14.89%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (12.77%) Cloud Native
5 5 (10.64%) PKI
5 5 (10.64%) Private Cloud
6 3 (6.38%) Public Cloud
7 2 (4.26%) Clustering
7 2 (4.26%) User Experience
8 1 (2.13%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Linux
2 6 (12.77%) Windows
3 5 (10.64%) Debian
4 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (8.51%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.38%) CentOS
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) Data Protection
2 13 (27.66%) DevOps
3 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (21.28%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (21.28%) Network Design
4 10 (21.28%) SIEM
5 9 (19.15%) ITIL
5 9 (19.15%) Load Balancing
6 7 (14.89%) Patch Management
6 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
6 7 (14.89%) Workflow
7 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (12.77%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (12.77%) Runbook
8 5 (10.64%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (10.64%) Data Loss Prevention
8 5 (10.64%) GitOps
8 5 (10.64%) Observability
8 5 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (10.64%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) Python
2 6 (12.77%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.51%) Java
4 3 (6.38%) C++
5 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.26%) Groovy
5 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (10.64%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (10.64%) Degree
3 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) ISEB
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.13%) MCITP
4 1 (2.13%) MCSA
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.13%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 24 (51.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (42.55%) VMware NSX
3 19 (40.43%) vSphere
4 10 (21.28%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (12.77%) Docker
6 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
6 5 (10.64%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
7 4 (8.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 4 (8.51%) KVM
8 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (2.13%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 23 (48.94%) Kubernetes
2 22 (46.81%) Ansible
3 15 (31.91%) vCenter Server
4 13 (27.66%) vRealize
5 11 (23.40%) Terraform
6 8 (17.02%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 7 (14.89%) Puppet
8 6 (12.77%) Rancher
8 6 (12.77%) ZABBIX
9 5 (10.64%) Consul
9 5 (10.64%) Fluentd
9 5 (10.64%) Grafana
9 5 (10.64%) HAProxy
9 5 (10.64%) Prometheus
10 4 (8.51%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (4.26%) WSUS
12 1 (2.13%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Satellite
12 1 (2.13%) Salt
12 1 (2.13%) vMotion
Vendors
1 44 (93.62%) VMware
2 13 (27.66%) Dell
3 10 (21.28%) CA
3 10 (21.28%) CheckPoint
3 10 (21.28%) Ericsson
3 10 (21.28%) F5
4 7 (14.89%) Citrix
5 6 (12.77%) Cisco
5 6 (12.77%) Red Hat
5 6 (12.77%) ServiceNow
6 5 (10.64%) CyberArk
6 5 (10.64%) Juniper
6 5 (10.64%) SAP
6 5 (10.64%) Sonatype
7 2 (4.26%) HP
8 1 (2.13%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.13%) IBM
8 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.13%) NEC
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle