Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 745 827 730
Rank change year-on-year +82 -97 -43
Contract jobs citing vCloud 98 80 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.077% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 0.68% 0.55% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 57 86
UK median daily rate £550 £530 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +11.58% -
10th Percentile £319 £348 £339
90th Percentile £712 £675 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 14,451 14,511 10,839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.50% 13.93% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,587 9,409 6,933
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £180 £182 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 867 660
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.59%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.06 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.61 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +5.73% -5.39%

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019. 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 +51 90 £550 - 16
UK excluding London +44 53 £400 -5.88% 15
London +38 41 £615 +6.96% 2
South East +45 39 £425 - 7
Midlands +22 5 £388 -8.82% 1
West Midlands +9 4 £388 -1.59%
East of England +11 3 £438 +15.74% 3
Wales - 3 £325 -
Scotland +29 2 £650 +67.74% 1
North of England +30 1 £450 -20.00% 3
East Midlands +19 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 88 (89.80%) VMware
2 46 (46.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (40.82%) Security Cleared
4 38 (38.78%) Linux
5 37 (37.76%) Windows
6 33 (33.67%) Active Directory
6 33 (33.67%) Amazon AWS
7 30 (30.61%) SC Cleared
8 27 (27.55%) vSphere
9 26 (26.53%) Microsoft Azure
10 25 (25.51%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (25.51%) VMware NSX
11 23 (23.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 21 (21.43%) DevOps
13 20 (20.41%) PowerShell
14 19 (19.39%) Cisco
14 19 (19.39%) vCenter Server
14 19 (19.39%) Data Centre
15 18 (18.37%) DV Cleared
16 17 (17.35%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (17.35%) SAN
17 16 (16.33%) NetApp
17 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
17 16 (16.33%) Firewall
17 16 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
17 16 (16.33%) VSAN
17 16 (16.33%) Infrastructure Automation
18 15 (15.31%) Citrix
18 15 (15.31%) Unix
18 15 (15.31%) OpenStack

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 15 (15.31%) OpenStack
2 5 (5.10%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.08%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.04%) IIS
4 2 (2.04%) JBoss
4 2 (2.04%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 33 (33.67%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (26.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (12.24%) IaaS
4 11 (11.22%) PaaS
5 5 (5.10%) Office 365
6 4 (4.08%) Heroku
7 2 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.04%) SaaS
8 1 (1.02%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.35%) SAN
2 16 (16.33%) Firewall
2 16 (16.33%) VSAN
3 9 (9.18%) NAS
4 8 (8.16%) LAN
4 8 (8.16%) WAN
5 4 (4.08%) DNS
5 4 (4.08%) iSCSI
5 4 (4.08%) Unified Communications
6 3 (3.06%) DHCP
6 3 (3.06%) NetScaler
6 3 (3.06%) Skype
7 2 (2.04%) AMQP
7 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.02%) Connectrix
8 1 (1.02%) IPsec
8 1 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.02%) SNMP
8 1 (1.02%) SSL
8 1 (1.02%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.24%) Big Data
2 11 (11.22%) Hadoop
3 8 (8.16%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.06%) MySQL
5 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (1.02%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Git (software)
1 6 (6.12%) Octopus Deploy
1 6 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (6.12%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.04%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.04%) DbUnit
2 2 (2.04%) Gradle
2 2 (2.04%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.04%) JMeter
2 2 (2.04%) JUnit
2 2 (2.04%) Maven
2 2 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (2.04%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.02%) Hudson
General
1 4 (4.08%) Publishing
2 3 (3.06%) Finance
2 3 (3.06%) Retail
3 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (19.39%) Architect
2 14 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (12.24%) Consultant
4 11 (11.22%) VMware Consultant
4 11 (11.22%) VMware Engineer
5 9 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (8.16%) VMware Specialist
7 7 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (6.12%) AWS Architect
8 6 (6.12%) Hadoop Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (5.10%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) VMware Technical Consultant
10 4 (4.08%) Big Data Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Cloud Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Cloud Specialist
10 4 (4.08%) Data Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 4 (4.08%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.08%) Spring
2 3 (3.06%) Web Services
3 2 (2.04%) Apache Camel
3 2 (2.04%) CSS
3 2 (2.04%) Gherkin
3 2 (2.04%) Hibernate
3 2 (2.04%) HTML
3 2 (2.04%) Java EE
3 2 (2.04%) JAX-RS
3 2 (2.04%) JMS
3 2 (2.04%) JPA
3 2 (2.04%) JSF
3 2 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (2.04%) RESTful
3 2 (2.04%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (2.04%) Swagger
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.39%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.16%) Clustering
3 5 (5.10%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 3 (3.06%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.06%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.04%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.04%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.04%) Replication
5 2 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.02%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (38.78%) Linux
2 37 (37.76%) Windows
3 15 (15.31%) Unix
4 11 (11.22%) Windows Server
4 11 (11.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.12%) CentOS
5 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.04%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.04%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.04%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.02%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.43%) DevOps
2 17 (17.35%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (16.33%) Infrastructure Automation
4 14 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
5 13 (13.27%) Infrastructure as Code
5 13 (13.27%) Scrum
6 11 (11.22%) Build Automation
6 11 (11.22%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (11.22%) ITIL
6 11 (11.22%) User Stories
7 10 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (7.14%) Change Management
8 7 (7.14%) ITIL V3
8 7 (7.14%) ITSM
8 7 (7.14%) Migration
8 7 (7.14%) Service Management
9 6 (6.12%) E-Commerce
9 6 (6.12%) High Availability
9 6 (6.12%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.41%) PowerShell
2 9 (9.18%) SQL
3 5 (5.10%) Bash Shell
4 4 (4.08%) Java
4 4 (4.08%) Python
5 3 (3.06%) Go
5 3 (3.06%) Ruby
6 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (40.82%) Security Cleared
2 30 (30.61%) SC Cleared
3 23 (23.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 18 (18.37%) DV Cleared
5 11 (11.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (10.20%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (7.14%) VCAP
8 4 (4.08%) MCSA
8 4 (4.08%) MCTS
8 4 (4.08%) VCP5
9 3 (3.06%) CCA
9 3 (3.06%) MCSE
9 3 (3.06%) VCP4
9 3 (3.06%) VCP6
10 1 (1.02%) AWS Certification
10 1 (1.02%) CCNA
10 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.02%) Degree
10 1 (1.02%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (46.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (33.67%) Active Directory
3 27 (27.55%) vSphere
4 25 (25.51%) VMware ESXi
4 25 (25.51%) VMware NSX
5 11 (11.22%) HDFS
6 10 (10.20%) Hyper-V
6 10 (10.20%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (7.14%) Docker
7 7 (7.14%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (3.06%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (3.06%) NFS
8 3 (3.06%) XenApp
8 3 (3.06%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.04%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (1.02%) Firmware
10 1 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (19.39%) vCenter Server
2 14 (14.29%) vRealize
3 13 (13.27%) Puppet
4 8 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (7.14%) Kubernetes
6 4 (4.08%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (4.08%) OpenView
7 3 (3.06%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (3.06%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (3.06%) SCCM
7 3 (3.06%) SCVMM
7 3 (3.06%) vMotion
8 2 (2.04%) Ansible
8 2 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (1.02%) Nagios
9 1 (1.02%) Netcool
9 1 (1.02%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (1.02%) Tivoli
9 1 (1.02%) WSUS
Vendors
1 88 (89.80%) VMware
2 19 (19.39%) Cisco
3 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
3 16 (16.33%) NetApp
4 15 (15.31%) Citrix
5 14 (14.29%) EMC
6 13 (13.27%) Dell
7 12 (12.24%) HP
8 9 (9.18%) Veeam
9 8 (8.16%) Hortonworks
10 7 (7.14%) Meraki
10 7 (7.14%) Red Hat
11 6 (6.12%) Oracle
12 5 (5.10%) Symantec
13 4 (4.08%) McAfee
14 3 (3.06%) Fortinet
14 3 (3.06%) Intel
14 3 (3.06%) Kaspersky
14 3 (3.06%) PlateSpin
14 3 (3.06%) Sophos