Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 828 737 755
Rank change year-on-year -91 +18 +23
Contract jobs citing VxBlock/Vblock 23 77 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.025% 0.090% 0.098%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.073% 0.27% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 59 69
England median daily rate £488 £415 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.47% -10.75% +14.46%
10th Percentile £345 £300 £325
90th Percentile £683 £545 £600
UK median daily rate £488 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +14.71% -5.56% +7.14%
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 31,639 28,744 32,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.16% 33.73% 33.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,952 18,774 21,549
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £633 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 998 1,018 1,157
England median hourly rate £21.90 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.29% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.58 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £20.97 £21.34
% change year-on-year +3.91% -1.73% +21.94%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -61 9 £650 +44.44% 1
South East -43 7 £435 +2.35%
North of England -5 3 £550 +50.68%
Yorkshire -18 3 £550 +25.71%
East of England -11 2 £358 +2.14% 1
Midlands - 2 £488 -
West Midlands - 2 £488 -
VxBlock/Vblock
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (86.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (69.57%) vSphere
4 14 (60.87%) EMC
5 13 (56.52%) Cisco
6 11 (47.83%) Data Centre
7 9 (39.13%) vRealize
7 9 (39.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 9 (39.13%) Windows
8 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
8 8 (34.78%) VMware NSX
9 7 (30.43%) Private Cloud
9 7 (30.43%) Citrix
9 7 (30.43%) SAN
10 6 (26.09%) Firewall
10 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
10 6 (26.09%) Replication
11 5 (21.74%) NetApp
11 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
11 5 (21.74%) EMC VNX
11 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
11 5 (21.74%) Converged Infrastructure
12 4 (17.39%) Palo Alto
12 4 (17.39%) 3PAR
12 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (17.39%) NetScaler
12 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
12 4 (17.39%) SQL
12 4 (17.39%) ITIL
12 4 (17.39%) EMC NetWorker

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 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) IBM Domino
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.35%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) SAN
2 6 (26.09%) Firewall
3 4 (17.39%) NetScaler
4 3 (13.04%) LAN
4 3 (13.04%) MPLS
4 3 (13.04%) SMTP
4 3 (13.04%) Software-Defined Networking
4 3 (13.04%) VLAN
4 3 (13.04%) VPN
4 3 (13.04%) WAN
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (8.70%) iSCSI
5 2 (8.70%) SNMP
5 2 (8.70%) VSAN
6 1 (4.35%) DNS
6 1 (4.35%) HTTP
6 1 (4.35%) Internet
6 1 (4.35%) SSL
6 1 (4.35%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Big Data
1 2 (8.70%) Data Mining
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Architect
2 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
5 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) LDAP
1 1 (4.35%) REST
1 1 (4.35%) SOAP
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Data Centre
2 7 (30.43%) Private Cloud
3 6 (26.09%) Replication
4 5 (21.74%) EMC VNX
5 3 (13.04%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (13.04%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
7 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
7 1 (4.35%) EMC Centera
7 1 (4.35%) PKI
7 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) AIX
4 1 (4.35%) CentOS
4 1 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) SUSE
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Converged Infrastructure
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) Change Control
3 3 (13.04%) Data Architecture
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Patch Management
3 3 (13.04%) Task Automation
3 3 (13.04%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Analytics
4 2 (8.70%) Data Analytics
4 2 (8.70%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 2 (8.70%) E-Discovery
4 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.70%) Presales
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Server Hardening
4 2 (8.70%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
3 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.04%) Python
4 2 (8.70%) VB
4 2 (8.70%) VBScript
5 1 (4.35%) C
5 1 (4.35%) C#
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.35%) MCSA
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 1 (4.35%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (4.35%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (86.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (69.57%) vSphere
3 8 (34.78%) VMware NSX
4 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
5 4 (17.39%) XenDesktop
6 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
6 3 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (8.70%) NFS
7 2 (8.70%) Terminal Services
7 2 (8.70%) vCloud
7 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (8.70%) XenApp
7 2 (8.70%) XenServer
8 1 (4.35%) Docker
8 1 (4.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) vRealize
1 9 (39.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 4 (17.39%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (13.04%) EMC VPLEX
3 3 (13.04%) Puppet
3 3 (13.04%) SCCM
4 2 (8.70%) vCenter Server
5 1 (4.35%) Ansible
5 1 (4.35%) CFEngine
5 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (4.35%) SCOM
5 1 (4.35%) SCOrch
5 1 (4.35%) SCVMM
5 1 (4.35%) Unicenter
5 1 (4.35%) vMotion
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (60.87%) EMC
3 13 (56.52%) Cisco
4 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
5 7 (30.43%) Citrix
6 5 (21.74%) NetApp
7 4 (17.39%) 3PAR
7 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
7 4 (17.39%) Palo Alto
8 3 (13.04%) IBM
8 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
9 2 (8.70%) BMC
9 2 (8.70%) CommVault
9 2 (8.70%) F5
9 2 (8.70%) HP
9 2 (8.70%) Ivanti
10 1 (4.35%) CA
10 1 (4.35%) Infoblox
10 1 (4.35%) Nimsoft
10 1 (4.35%) Riverbed