Period
to 22 July 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VxBlock/Vblock in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VxBlock/Vblock over the 6 months to 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Dell EMC VxBlock and Vblock Systems (formerly VCE Vblock)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 847 799 793
Rank change year-on-year -48 -6 +21
Contract jobs citing VxBlock/Vblock 24 30 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.025% 0.034% 0.083%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.074% 0.098% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 62
England median daily rate £475 £338 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.74% -31.65% +27.42%
10th Percentile £354 £260 £380
90th Percentile £680 £543 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £375 £475
% change year-on-year +26.67% -21.05% +22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £60.00 - -

VxBlock/Vblock is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32,275 30,464 34,695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.25% 34.48% 34.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,193 19,913 23,010
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £279 £265 £258
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,019 1,043 1,115
England median hourly rate £23.50 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.51% -2.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +16.67%

VxBlock/Vblock
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VxBlock/Vblock as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VxBlock/Vblock in England

VxBlock/Vblock
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VxBlock/Vblock in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for VxBlock/Vblock in England

VxBlock/Vblock
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VxBlock/Vblock in England over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VxBlock/Vblock in England

VxBlock/Vblock
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VxBlock/Vblock within the England region over the 6 months to 22 July 2018. 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
London -36 11 £551 +22.50% 2
South East -19 6 £461 +3.94% 1
Yorkshire -18 4 £380 -33.91%
North of England -25 4 £380 +17.83% 1
East of England +6 2 £358 -40.42% 1
East Midlands +3 1 £390 +20.93%
Midlands -9 1 £390 +20.93% 1
VxBlock/Vblock
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VxBlock/Vblock 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 across the England region with a requirement for VxBlock/Vblock.

1 19 (79.17%) VMware
2 17 (70.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (66.67%) vSphere
4 15 (62.50%) Cisco
5 13 (54.17%) EMC
6 11 (45.83%) Data Centre
7 9 (37.50%) Windows
8 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 8 (33.33%) Citrix
8 8 (33.33%) Private Cloud
9 7 (29.17%) vRealize
9 7 (29.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 7 (29.17%) Replication
10 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (25.00%) SAN
10 6 (25.00%) Migration
10 6 (25.00%) VMware NSX
11 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
11 5 (20.83%) Converged Infrastructure
11 5 (20.83%) EMC VNX
11 5 (20.83%) Analytics
11 5 (20.83%) Finance
11 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
11 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
11 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
11 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
12 4 (16.67%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
12 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
12 4 (16.67%) ITIL

VxBlock/Vblock
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.50%) IaaS
2 3 (12.50%) PaaS
2 3 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) SAN
2 4 (16.67%) Firewall
2 4 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (12.50%) LAN
3 3 (12.50%) MPLS
3 3 (12.50%) Software-Defined Networking
3 3 (12.50%) VPN
3 3 (12.50%) WAN
4 2 (8.33%) iSCSI
4 2 (8.33%) SMTP
4 2 (8.33%) SNMP
4 2 (8.33%) VLAN
4 2 (8.33%) VSAN
5 1 (4.17%) NAS
5 1 (4.17%) SSL
5 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Big Data
1 2 (8.33%) Data Mining
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Billing
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Back Office
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Azure Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Data Centre Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Data Centre
2 8 (33.33%) Private Cloud
3 7 (29.17%) Replication
4 5 (20.83%) EMC VNX
5 3 (12.50%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Cloud
5 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
6 2 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
7 1 (4.17%) EMC Centera
7 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) AIX
4 1 (4.17%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Migration
2 5 (20.83%) Analytics
2 5 (20.83%) Converged Infrastructure
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Task Automation
4 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 3 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (12.50%) Data Architecture
4 3 (12.50%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (12.50%) High Availability
4 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (12.50%) Patch Management
4 3 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 2 (8.33%) Data Analytics
5 2 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (8.33%) Server Hardening
5 2 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.50%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) VB
3 2 (8.33%) VBScript
4 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.17%) C
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
4 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (8.33%) CCNP
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (4.17%) CCA
4 1 (4.17%) CCIE
4 1 (4.17%) CCNA
4 1 (4.17%) CCSA
4 1 (4.17%) CCSE
4 1 (4.17%) CCSM
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.17%) MCSA
4 1 (4.17%) MCTS
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 1 (4.17%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (70.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (66.67%) vSphere
3 6 (25.00%) VMware NSX
4 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
4 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
5 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (12.50%) Terminal Services
5 3 (12.50%) XenApp
5 3 (12.50%) XenServer
6 2 (8.33%) NFS
6 2 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (4.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) vRealize
1 7 (29.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 4 (16.67%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (12.50%) EMC VPLEX
3 3 (12.50%) SCCM
4 1 (4.17%) Puppet
4 1 (4.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) VMware
2 15 (62.50%) Cisco
3 13 (54.17%) EMC
4 8 (33.33%) Citrix
4 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
6 4 (16.67%) NetApp
6 4 (16.67%) Palo Alto
7 3 (12.50%) BMC
7 3 (12.50%) F5
7 3 (12.50%) Ivanti
8 2 (8.33%) 3PAR
8 2 (8.33%) CommVault
8 2 (8.33%) IBM
8 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
9 1 (4.17%) CA
9 1 (4.17%) HP
9 1 (4.17%) ProCurve
9 1 (4.17%) Riverbed
9 1 (4.17%) Veeam