Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 815 795 799
Rank change year-on-year -20 +4 +15
Contract jobs citing VxBlock/Vblock 34 81 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.036% 0.084% 0.069%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.25% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 46 47
England median daily rate £338 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.59% +6.25% -15.34%
10th Percentile £280 £300 £300
90th Percentile £545 £506 £513
UK median daily rate £375 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% -15.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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 31846 32126 34279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.86% 33.25% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21371 21210 22183
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 913 1105 1349
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +9.17% +6.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.80
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year +0.89% +6.41% +8.33%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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
South East -7 16 £450 +5.88%
North of England +49 6 £280 -6.67%
North West +24 5 £280 -
South West +11 5 £325 +8.33%
London -32 5 £525 +16.67% 1
Midlands +21 2 £375 -23.08%
West Midlands +24 1 - -
Yorkshire +2 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £375 -
VxBlock/Vblock
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VxBlock/Vblock also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VxBlock/Vblock.

1 29 (85.29%) VMware
2 20 (58.82%) EMC
3 18 (52.94%) Cisco
4 15 (44.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (41.18%) vSphere
5 14 (41.18%) Windows
5 14 (41.18%) Data Centre
6 13 (38.24%) EMC VNX
7 11 (32.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 10 (29.41%) vCenter Server
9 9 (26.47%) VMware NSX
9 9 (26.47%) Windows Server
9 9 (26.47%) Linux
9 9 (26.47%) IBM
9 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
10 8 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (23.53%) NetApp
11 7 (20.59%) HP
11 7 (20.59%) vRealize
12 6 (17.65%) Private Cloud
12 6 (17.65%) IaaS
12 6 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
12 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
12 6 (17.65%) Dell
12 6 (17.65%) SAN
13 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
13 5 (14.71%) NetBackup
13 5 (14.71%) Unix

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 4 (11.76%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.94%) IBM Domino
2 1 (2.94%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) IaaS
2 3 (8.82%) HP Helion
3 2 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.94%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.94%) PaaS
4 1 (2.94%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) SAN
2 4 (11.76%) NAS
3 3 (8.82%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (8.82%) Firewall
4 2 (5.88%) FCoE
4 2 (5.88%) OpenFlow
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.94%) LAN
5 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.94%) VLAN
5 1 (2.94%) VXLAN
5 1 (2.94%) WAN
5 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (14.71%) Retail
2 4 (11.76%) Local Government
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Architect
1 7 (20.59%) VMware Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Storage Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Technical Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Cloud Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Storage Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) EMC Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) NetApp Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Non-Functional Test Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Telephony Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) REST
1 2 (5.88%) SOAP
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (41.18%) Data Centre
2 13 (38.24%) EMC VNX
3 6 (17.65%) Private Cloud
4 5 (14.71%) EMC VMAX
4 5 (14.71%) Oracle Exalogic
5 3 (8.82%) Replication
6 2 (5.88%) FlexPod
7 1 (2.94%) CLARiiON
7 1 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Linux
2 9 (26.47%) Windows Server
2 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (14.71%) AIX
4 5 (14.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 5 (14.71%) Unix
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.82%) Solaris
7 2 (5.88%) SUSE
8 1 (2.94%) CentOS
8 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.76%) Converged Infrastructure
2 3 (8.82%) DevOps
2 3 (8.82%) Load Balancing
2 3 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (5.88%) Data Protection
3 2 (5.88%) Network Virtualisation
3 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
3 2 (5.88%) Security Hardening
3 2 (5.88%) Workflow
3 2 (5.88%) Workflow Development
4 1 (2.94%) API Integration
4 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.94%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (2.94%) Data Modelling
4 1 (2.94%) Network Segmentation
4 1 (2.94%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (2.94%) Patch Management
4 1 (2.94%) Project Management
4 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 5 (14.71%) C
3 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
4 3 (8.82%) Python
4 3 (8.82%) VBScript
5 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.88%) SQL
6 1 (2.94%) Korn
6 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) CCDA
4 1 (2.94%) CCIE
4 1 (2.94%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (2.94%) CCIP
4 1 (2.94%) CCNA
4 1 (2.94%) CCNP
4 1 (2.94%) EMC Certification
4 1 (2.94%) NCDA
4 1 (2.94%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 15 (44.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (41.18%) vSphere
3 9 (26.47%) VMware NSX
4 6 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
5 3 (8.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (5.88%) vCloud
6 2 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.94%) Docker
7 1 (2.94%) Firmware
7 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.94%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (32.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 10 (29.41%) vCenter Server
3 7 (20.59%) vRealize
4 5 (14.71%) NetBackup
5 4 (11.76%) Puppet
6 3 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (8.82%) PowerCLI
7 2 (5.88%) Ansible
7 2 (5.88%) EMC VPLEX
7 2 (5.88%) Tivoli
7 2 (5.88%) vMotion
8 1 (2.94%) CFEngine
8 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (2.94%) SCCM
8 1 (2.94%) SCOM
8 1 (2.94%) SCOrch
8 1 (2.94%) SCVMM
8 1 (2.94%) Unicenter
8 1 (2.94%) yum
Vendors
1 29 (85.29%) VMware
2 20 (58.82%) EMC
3 18 (52.94%) Cisco
4 9 (26.47%) IBM
5 8 (23.53%) NetApp
6 7 (20.59%) HP
7 6 (17.65%) Dell
8 5 (14.71%) Oracle
8 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
9 3 (8.82%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.94%) CA
10 1 (2.94%) Citrix
10 1 (2.94%) Infoblox
10 1 (2.94%) Lotus
10 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.94%) Nimsoft
10 1 (2.94%) Sun
10 1 (2.94%) Zerto