Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 832 813 830
Rank change year-on-year -19 +17 -14
Contract jobs citing VxBlock/Vblock 21 38 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.022% 0.042% 0.054%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.065% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 26
England median daily rate £395 £338 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.04% -25.00% +12.50%
10th Percentile £290 £280 £380
90th Percentile £556 £538 £563
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £439
% change year-on-year +10.00% -14.53% +9.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK median hourly rate - - £32.50

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 32,247 31,650 33,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.48% 34.64% 34.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,415 21,054 22,245
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £255
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 980 957 1,153
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.63
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.99
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.90% - +7.99%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -18 9 £500 +6.67% 1
South East -23 4 £388 -20.51% 1
North of England -28 4 £295 +5.36%
North West -18 2 £280 -
Yorkshire -19 2 £380 -
South West -26 2 - -
East Midlands +10 1 £390 +20.93%
Midlands -20 1 £390 +20.93%
East of England - 1 - -
VxBlock/Vblock
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 12 (57.14%) VMware
2 11 (52.38%) vSphere
3 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 9 (42.86%) Cisco
5 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
5 8 (38.10%) EMC
5 8 (38.10%) EMC VMAX
5 8 (38.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 7 (33.33%) EMC VNX
6 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (33.33%) SAN
6 7 (33.33%) SQL
6 7 (33.33%) Clustering
6 7 (33.33%) Migration
7 6 (28.57%) Citrix
7 6 (28.57%) CCA
7 6 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (28.57%) Patch Management
7 6 (28.57%) High Availability
7 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
7 6 (28.57%) XenServer
7 6 (28.57%) MCTS
7 6 (28.57%) Incident Management
7 6 (28.57%) SCCM
7 6 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (28.57%) Task Automation
8 5 (23.81%) vCenter Server
8 5 (23.81%) Server Management

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 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (14.29%) IaaS
2 3 (14.29%) PaaS
2 3 (14.29%) SaaS
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) SAN
2 5 (23.81%) Unified Communications
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (14.29%) Firewall
3 3 (14.29%) NAS
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Billing
3 2 (9.52%) Local Government
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Back Office
4 1 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Azure Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) DBA
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (4.76%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 8 (38.10%) EMC VMAX
3 7 (33.33%) Clustering
3 7 (33.33%) EMC VNX
4 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Cloud
4 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (14.29%) Private Cloud
4 3 (14.29%) Replication
5 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.76%) EMC VNXe
5 1 (4.76%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.52%) VMS
4 1 (4.76%) AIX
4 1 (4.76%) Unix
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Migration
2 6 (28.57%) High Availability
2 6 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 6 (28.57%) Patch Management
2 6 (28.57%) Task Automation
3 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (23.81%) Server Building
3 5 (23.81%) Server Management
4 4 (19.05%) Business Continuity
5 3 (14.29%) Analytics
5 3 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 3 (14.29%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (14.29%) Storage Management
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (9.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (28.57%) CCA
3 6 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (28.57%) MCTS
4 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
4 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
4 5 (23.81%) VCAP
4 5 (23.81%) VCP4
4 5 (23.81%) VCP5
5 3 (14.29%) CCNP
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (9.52%) CCNA
7 1 (4.76%) CCDP
7 1 (4.76%) CCIE
7 1 (4.76%) CCSA
7 1 (4.76%) CCSE
7 1 (4.76%) CCSM
7 1 (4.76%) Degree
7 1 (4.76%) MCSE
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) vSphere
2 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 6 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (28.57%) XenServer
5 5 (23.81%) vCloud
6 2 (9.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (4.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (4.76%) Firmware
7 1 (4.76%) KVM
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
7 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (4.76%) VMware NSX
7 1 (4.76%) XenApp
7 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) SCCM
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (23.81%) SCVMM
2 5 (23.81%) vCenter Server
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
3 2 (9.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) VMware
2 9 (42.86%) Cisco
3 8 (38.10%) EMC
3 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) Citrix
5 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
5 4 (19.05%) F5
6 3 (14.29%) Dell
6 3 (14.29%) HP
6 3 (14.29%) IBM
7 2 (9.52%) PlateSpin
7 2 (9.52%) Veeam
7 2 (9.52%) Veritas
8 1 (4.76%) BMC
8 1 (4.76%) Brocade
8 1 (4.76%) CA
8 1 (4.76%) Isilon
8 1 (4.76%) Ivanti
8 1 (4.76%) ProCurve
8 1 (4.76%) Red Hat