Period
to 28 January 2021

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 28 January 2021 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
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 347 518 708
Rank change year-on-year +171 +190 +64
Contract jobs citing VMware NSX 253 232 184
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.32% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 3.97% 2.07% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 132 110
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +6.95%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £362
90th Percentile £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £500
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 13
Median hourly rate £62.50 £44.51 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.42% +0.02% -
10th Percentile £29.65 £24.75 £19.95
90th Percentile £66.25 £57.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £44.50 £47.25
% change year-on-year +40.45% -5.82% -

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 6,367 11,205 15,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.80% 15.55% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,299 7,560 10,174
Median daily rate £475 £450 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -3.23% +9.41%
10th Percentile £220 £163 £178
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £418 £420
% change year-on-year +1.80% -0.60% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 624 777
Median hourly rate £18.51 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.18% +3.13% +0.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £61.15 £47.01 £44.27
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.32
% change year-on-year - +4.47% +2.10%

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 28 January 2021.

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 28 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for VMware NSX in the UK

VMware NSX
Top 15 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 28 January 2021. 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 +170 195 £500 - 30
UK excluding London +163 159 £450 -5.26% 23
South East +159 72 £450 -14.29% 10
Work from Home -152 52 £460 -8.00% 3
London +86 50 £500 -14.89% 8
South West +99 38 £500 - 2
Scotland +44 26 £420 -10.49%
North of England +56 16 £450 +35.34% 3
East of England +60 6 £525 +5.00% 4
North West +47 6 - - 2
Yorkshire +29 6 £500 +42.86% 1
North East - 4 £400 -
Midlands +55 2 £375 -25.00% 2
West Midlands +46 2 £375 -25.00% 2
Wales +26 1 £290 -27.50% 2

For the 6 months to 28 January 2021, 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.

1 230 (90.91%) VMware
2 170 (67.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (58.10%) Security Cleared
4 102 (40.32%) Cisco
5 95 (37.55%) SC Cleared
6 88 (34.78%) Windows
6 88 (34.78%) VSAN
6 88 (34.78%) vCenter Server
7 77 (30.43%) Data Centre
8 72 (28.46%) Dell
8 72 (28.46%) Firewall
9 71 (28.06%) vSphere
10 70 (27.67%) Active Directory
11 68 (26.88%) Ansible
11 68 (26.88%) vRealize
12 66 (26.09%) DevOps
12 66 (26.09%) VMware ESXi
13 62 (24.51%) Linux
14 55 (21.74%) Microsoft
15 54 (21.34%) DV Cleared
16 53 (20.95%) PowerShell
17 51 (20.16%) Cisco Certification
18 50 (19.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 48 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
20 42 (16.60%) Converged Infrastructure
20 42 (16.60%) F5
21 40 (15.81%) Private Cloud
21 40 (15.81%) WAN
22 39 (15.42%) Palo Alto
23 38 (15.02%) Windows Server

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 9 (3.56%) ArcGIS
2 8 (3.16%) Confluence
3 5 (1.98%) nginx
4 4 (1.58%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.19%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.19%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.40%) Apache
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 25 (9.88%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (5.53%) MS Visio
3 9 (3.56%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.04%) Azure
2 23 (9.09%) AWS
2 23 (9.09%) IaaS
3 18 (7.11%) Office 365
4 16 (6.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (5.53%) Amazon ECS
6 9 (3.56%) GCP
7 5 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.19%) SaaS
9 2 (0.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.40%) Datadog
10 1 (0.40%) GitHub
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 88 (34.78%) VSAN
2 72 (28.46%) Firewall
3 40 (15.81%) WAN
4 32 (12.65%) Cisco Nexus
5 30 (11.86%) DNS
6 26 (10.28%) Network Security
7 25 (9.88%) DHCP
8 23 (9.09%) LAN
9 19 (7.51%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (7.51%) SAN
10 17 (6.72%) BGP
10 17 (6.72%) Ethernet
11 16 (6.32%) OSPF
12 15 (5.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 15 (5.93%) VPN
13 14 (5.53%) Calico
13 14 (5.53%) VLAN
14 13 (5.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 12 (4.74%) Fibre Channel
15 12 (4.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.95%) Hadoop
3 9 (3.56%) HBase
4 8 (3.16%) GIS
5 1 (0.40%) Data Vault
5 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.95%) JIRA
3 9 (3.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (2.77%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.19%) Hudson
5 3 (1.19%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.40%) Rational Team Concert
7 1 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (13.44%) Public Sector
2 30 (11.86%) Finance
3 16 (6.32%) Telecoms
4 14 (5.53%) Law
5 8 (3.16%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.77%) Electronics
6 7 (2.77%) Marketing
7 2 (0.79%) Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Police
8 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (24.11%) Architect
2 51 (20.16%) VMware Engineer
3 44 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 36 (14.23%) Consultant
5 32 (12.65%) Cloud Architect
6 31 (12.25%) Cloud Engineer
7 27 (10.67%) VMware Architect
8 23 (9.09%) Network Engineer
9 18 (7.11%) Network Architect
10 14 (5.53%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (5.14%) VMware Consultant
12 12 (4.74%) Cybersecurity Architect
12 12 (4.74%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 12 (4.74%) Security Architect
12 12 (4.74%) Virtualisation Engineer
13 10 (3.95%) Cloud Consultant
13 10 (3.95%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (3.56%) Platform Engineer
14 9 (3.56%) Senior Cloud Engineer
15 8 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.93%) 802.1X
2 9 (3.56%) JSON
3 7 (2.77%) REST
3 7 (2.77%) XML
4 5 (1.98%) CSS
4 5 (1.98%) CSS3
4 5 (1.98%) HTML
4 5 (1.98%) HTML5
4 5 (1.98%) Web Services
5 4 (1.58%) Flash
6 2 (0.79%) .NET
6 2 (0.79%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.79%) ModSecurity
6 2 (0.79%) WebRTC
7 1 (0.40%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.40%) Middleware
7 1 (0.40%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 77 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 40 (15.81%) Private Cloud
3 15 (5.93%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.95%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 8 (3.16%) EMC VNX
7 7 (2.77%) Replication
8 6 (2.37%) Clustering
8 6 (2.37%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.98%) User Experience
10 4 (1.58%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.58%) PKI
11 3 (1.19%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (1.19%) RSA SecurID
12 2 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.79%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.79%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 88 (34.78%) Windows
2 62 (24.51%) Linux
3 38 (15.02%) Windows Server
4 24 (9.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (8.30%) Windows Server 2016
6 20 (7.91%) Ubuntu
7 18 (7.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (6.32%) Windows 10
9 14 (5.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (5.53%) Windows Server 2019
10 9 (3.56%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.58%) CentOS
11 4 (1.58%) Unix
11 4 (1.58%) VMS
12 2 (0.79%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (26.09%) DevOps
2 50 (19.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 48 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (16.60%) Converged Infrastructure
5 36 (14.23%) ITIL
5 36 (14.23%) Migration
6 32 (12.65%) Network Virtualisation
6 32 (12.65%) Project Delivery
7 27 (10.67%) Load Balancing
8 22 (8.70%) High Availability
9 20 (7.91%) Change Management
9 20 (7.91%) Infrastructure as Code
10 19 (7.51%) Cybersecurity
11 17 (6.72%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (6.72%) Storage Management
12 16 (6.32%) Configuration Management
13 15 (5.93%) Scrum
13 15 (5.93%) Strategic Roadmap
14 13 (5.14%) Customer Requirements
15 12 (4.74%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 53 (20.95%) PowerShell
2 26 (10.28%) Python
3 18 (7.11%) C
4 9 (3.56%) Bash Shell
4 9 (3.56%) Perl
4 9 (3.56%) VB
5 8 (3.16%) SQL
6 5 (1.98%) C#
6 5 (1.98%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.19%) R
8 2 (0.79%) Java
9 1 (0.40%) PHP
9 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 147 (58.10%) Security Cleared
2 95 (37.55%) SC Cleared
3 54 (21.34%) DV Cleared
4 51 (20.16%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (13.44%) CCNP
6 23 (9.09%) CCNA
6 23 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (3.56%) VCAP
9 8 (3.16%) CCIE
10 7 (2.77%) Degree
11 6 (2.37%) VCP6
12 3 (1.19%) MCSE
12 3 (1.19%) NCDA
13 2 (0.79%) CCDA
13 2 (0.79%) CCDP
13 2 (0.79%) CISSP
14 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.40%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.53%) SLA
2 12 (4.74%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.19%) NCSC
4 2 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.40%) Def Stans
System Software
1 170 (67.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (28.06%) vSphere
3 70 (27.67%) Active Directory
4 66 (26.09%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (11.86%) vCloud
6 21 (8.30%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (4.74%) Docker
7 12 (4.74%) Hyper-V
8 10 (3.95%) NFS
9 9 (3.56%) HDFS
9 9 (3.56%) VMFS
10 7 (2.77%) XenDesktop
11 6 (2.37%) XenApp
12 3 (1.19%) KVM
13 2 (0.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.40%) UAG
14 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 88 (34.78%) vCenter Server
2 68 (26.88%) Ansible
2 68 (26.88%) vRealize
3 34 (13.44%) Kubernetes
4 28 (11.07%) PowerCLI
5 26 (10.28%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 20 (7.91%) Terraform
7 14 (5.53%) Istio
7 14 (5.53%) SCCM
8 13 (5.14%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (5.14%) Puppet
9 12 (4.74%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (3.95%) vMotion
11 8 (3.16%) SCOM
12 7 (2.77%) Grafana
13 5 (1.98%) FortiGate
13 5 (1.98%) WSUS
14 4 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
14 4 (1.58%) HAProxy
14 4 (1.58%) Salt
Vendors
1 230 (90.91%) VMware
2 102 (40.32%) Cisco
3 72 (28.46%) Dell
4 55 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 42 (16.60%) F5
6 39 (15.42%) Palo Alto
7 20 (7.91%) EMC
8 19 (7.51%) Juniper
9 18 (7.11%) Fortinet
10 12 (4.74%) HP
11 11 (4.35%) SolarWinds
12 10 (3.95%) Citrix
12 10 (3.95%) Oracle
13 9 (3.56%) Aruba
13 9 (3.56%) Brocade
13 9 (3.56%) CheckPoint
13 9 (3.56%) ESRI
13 9 (3.56%) Lumension
13 9 (3.56%) Sophos
13 9 (3.56%) Veeam