Period
to 22 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VMware NSX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware NSX over the 6 months to 22 October 2020 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 NSX
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 359 637 698
Rank change year-on-year +278 +61 +29
Contract jobs citing VMware NSX 176 178 203
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 3.80% 1.34% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 85 121
Median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £400 £296 £319
90th Percentile £588 £608 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 10
Median hourly rate £42.00 £35.50 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.31% -24.47% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.50 £47.00
% change year-on-year - -24.47% -

VMware NSX 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 4,632 13,242 15,472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.57% 15.61% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,868 8,724 10,069
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £213 £170 £180
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 679 902
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.71% +6.25% -3.96%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.51
90th Percentile £53.30 £47.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.00 £15.60
% change year-on-year +10.94% +2.56% +0.65%

VMware NSX
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMware NSX as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMware NSX in the UK

VMware NSX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware NSX.

Daily rate trend for VMware NSX in the UK

VMware NSX
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware NSX over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VMware NSX in the UK

VMware NSX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware NSX.

Hourly rate trend for VMware NSX in the UK

VMware NSX
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware NSX over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for VMware NSX in the UK

VMware NSX
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware NSX within the UK over the 6 months to 22 October 2020. 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 +279 132 £500 +11.11% 29
UK excluding London +223 117 £500 +17.65% 28
South East +194 49 £513 +10.81% 9
London +204 29 £500 -9.09% 6
South West +113 29 £513 +43.80% 7
Work from Home -67 27 £450 -5.26% 2
Scotland +71 17 £421 -13.59% 6
North of England +90 11 £500 +17.65% 2
East of England +92 8 £500 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire +61 8 £500 +29.03% 1
Midlands +89 3 £488 - 2
North West +79 3 £425 -2.86% 1
West Midlands +74 3 £488 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing VMware NSX 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 VMware NSX.

1 166 (94.32%) VMware
2 124 (70.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 69 (39.20%) Cisco
5 65 (36.93%) SC Cleared
6 60 (34.09%) VSAN
7 57 (32.39%) Windows
8 56 (31.82%) Active Directory
9 52 (29.55%) vSphere
9 52 (29.55%) Data Centre
10 49 (27.84%) vCenter Server
10 49 (27.84%) Firewall
11 46 (26.14%) VMware ESXi
12 44 (25.00%) PowerShell
13 43 (24.43%) vRealize
13 43 (24.43%) Ansible
14 42 (23.86%) DV Cleared
15 40 (22.73%) DevOps
16 35 (19.89%) Cisco Certification
17 33 (18.75%) Microsoft
18 32 (18.18%) DNS
18 32 (18.18%) Windows Server
19 30 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
20 29 (16.48%) ITIL
20 29 (16.48%) Migration
20 29 (16.48%) F5
21 27 (15.34%) WAN
21 27 (15.34%) Dell
22 26 (14.77%) Palo Alto
23 25 (14.20%) Linux

VMware NSX
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 11 (6.25%) ArcGIS
2 10 (5.68%) Confluence
3 3 (1.70%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.70%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.57%) Apache
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.57%) JBoss
5 1 (0.57%) nginx
5 1 (0.57%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.57%) WildFly
Applications
1 20 (11.36%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.25%) Photoshop
3 10 (5.68%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.98%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.09%) AWS
1 16 (9.09%) Azure
2 13 (7.39%) IaaS
3 7 (3.98%) Office 365
4 6 (3.41%) GCP
5 5 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (1.14%) PaaS
8 1 (0.57%) Datadog
8 1 (0.57%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 60 (34.09%) VSAN
2 49 (27.84%) Firewall
3 32 (18.18%) DNS
4 27 (15.34%) WAN
5 24 (13.64%) DHCP
6 16 (9.09%) LAN
7 14 (7.95%) BGP
8 13 (7.39%) OSPF
8 13 (7.39%) VPN
9 12 (6.82%) Network Security
9 12 (6.82%) Software-Defined Networking
10 10 (5.68%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (5.68%) SAN
10 10 (5.68%) TCP/IP
11 9 (5.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 9 (5.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 8 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (4.55%) MPLS
12 8 (4.55%) VLAN
13 7 (3.98%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.68%) GIS
3 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.57%) HBase
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (5.68%) JIRA
2 9 (5.11%) Bitbucket
3 5 (2.84%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.57%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (11.36%) Public Sector
2 17 (9.66%) Telecoms
3 16 (9.09%) Finance
4 7 (3.98%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.41%) Electronics
5 6 (3.41%) Marketing
6 2 (1.14%) Legal
6 2 (1.14%) Police
7 1 (0.57%) Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 55 (31.25%) Architect
2 33 (18.75%) VMware Engineer
3 25 (14.20%) Cloud Architect
4 23 (13.07%) VMware Architect
5 18 (10.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (9.09%) Network Architect
6 16 (9.09%) Network Engineer
7 15 (8.52%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 14 (7.95%) Cloud Engineer
9 13 (7.39%) Consultant
9 13 (7.39%) Security Architect
10 12 (6.82%) Cybersecurity Architect
11 9 (5.11%) Integration Engineer
11 9 (5.11%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.98%) Infrastructure Architect
13 6 (3.41%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
13 6 (3.41%) Network Security Engineer
13 6 (3.41%) Security Engineer
13 6 (3.41%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.23%) 802.1X
2 8 (4.55%) XML
3 5 (2.84%) Flash
3 5 (2.84%) JSON
3 5 (2.84%) Web Services
4 3 (1.70%) CSS
4 3 (1.70%) CSS3
4 3 (1.70%) HTML
4 3 (1.70%) HTML5
4 3 (1.70%) REST
5 2 (1.14%) .NET
5 2 (1.14%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.14%) ModSecurity
6 1 (0.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 52 (29.55%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.80%) Private Cloud
3 11 (6.25%) Public Cloud
4 10 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.98%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (3.98%) Replication
6 6 (3.41%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.84%) Clustering
8 4 (2.27%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.27%) PKI
8 4 (2.27%) User Experience
9 3 (1.70%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.70%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.70%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.70%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (1.14%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.14%) Machine to Machine
10 2 (1.14%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 57 (32.39%) Windows
2 32 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 25 (14.20%) Linux
4 22 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (10.23%) Windows Server 2016
6 16 (9.09%) Windows 10
7 15 (8.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (7.39%) Windows Server 2019
9 11 (6.25%) Windows 7
10 7 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (3.41%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.70%) CentOS
13 2 (1.14%) Unix
13 2 (1.14%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.57%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.57%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.73%) DevOps
2 30 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (16.48%) ITIL
3 29 (16.48%) Migration
4 23 (13.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 21 (11.93%) Load Balancing
6 17 (9.66%) Configuration Management
7 16 (9.09%) Converged Infrastructure
7 16 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (9.09%) High Availability
7 16 (9.09%) Network Virtualisation
8 15 (8.52%) Network Design
8 15 (8.52%) Strategic Roadmap
9 13 (7.39%) Data Migration
10 12 (6.82%) Customer Requirements
11 11 (6.25%) Business Continuity
11 11 (6.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 10 (5.68%) Change Management
12 10 (5.68%) Image Processing
12 10 (5.68%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 14 (7.95%) Python
3 12 (6.82%) C
4 10 (5.68%) VB
5 6 (3.41%) SQL
6 3 (1.70%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.70%) C#
6 3 (1.70%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.70%) Perl
7 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 110 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 65 (36.93%) SC Cleared
3 42 (23.86%) DV Cleared
4 35 (19.89%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (11.93%) CCNP
6 17 (9.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (9.09%) CCNA
8 15 (8.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (3.98%) CCIE
10 4 (2.27%) VCAP
11 3 (1.70%) CCA
11 3 (1.70%) CCDA
11 3 (1.70%) CCDP
11 3 (1.70%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.70%) JNCIS
11 3 (1.70%) MCSE
11 3 (1.70%) VCP6
12 2 (1.14%) Degree
12 2 (1.14%) JNCIE
12 2 (1.14%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.82%) JSP 440
2 8 (4.55%) SLA
3 3 (1.70%) NCSC
4 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 124 (70.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (31.82%) Active Directory
3 52 (29.55%) vSphere
4 46 (26.14%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (10.23%) vCloud
6 11 (6.25%) XenApp
7 8 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (3.98%) XenDesktop
9 6 (3.41%) Hyper-V
9 6 (3.41%) Terminal Services
10 5 (2.84%) Docker
10 5 (2.84%) NFS
10 5 (2.84%) VMFS
11 3 (1.70%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (1.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (1.14%) UAG
13 1 (0.57%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 49 (27.84%) vCenter Server
2 43 (24.43%) Ansible
2 43 (24.43%) vRealize
3 20 (11.36%) PowerCLI
4 11 (6.25%) SCCM
5 10 (5.68%) Kubernetes
5 10 (5.68%) Terraform
5 10 (5.68%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 8 (4.55%) FortiGate
7 7 (3.98%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (3.98%) Puppet
7 7 (3.98%) SCOM
8 6 (3.41%) vMotion
9 4 (2.27%) SCDPM
9 4 (2.27%) WSUS
10 3 (1.70%) Avamar
10 3 (1.70%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (1.14%) AirWatch
11 2 (1.14%) Grafana
12 1 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 166 (94.32%) VMware
2 69 (39.20%) Cisco
3 33 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 29 (16.48%) F5
5 27 (15.34%) Dell
6 26 (14.77%) Palo Alto
7 23 (13.07%) Juniper
8 16 (9.09%) Citrix
9 13 (7.39%) Oracle
10 12 (6.82%) Fortinet
11 11 (6.25%) ESRI
11 11 (6.25%) Lumension
11 11 (6.25%) NetApp
11 11 (6.25%) Sophos
12 10 (5.68%) CheckPoint
12 10 (5.68%) EMC
13 6 (3.41%) Google
13 6 (3.41%) SAP
14 5 (2.84%) Atlassian
14 5 (2.84%) CommVault