Period
to 22 September 2018

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 September 2018 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 705 699 827
Rank change year-on-year -6 +128 +62
Contract jobs citing VMware NSX 186 163 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.078%
As % of the System Software category 1.25% 1.38% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 104 56
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £464
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +2.43% -2.37%
10th Percentile £309 £333 £375
90th Percentile £603 £561 £609
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £464 £450
% change year-on-year +2.43% +3.06% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 1
UK median hourly rate £47.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - £32.50

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 14,897 11,828 13,215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.62% 11.98% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,639 7,603 8,272
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £180 £160 £175
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 901 678 888
UK median hourly rate £16.10 £16.75 £16.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.89% +2.18% +2.47%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.08 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.32% -3.13% +3.23%

VMware NSX
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware NSX in the UK

VMware NSX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware NSX.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware NSX in the UK

VMware NSX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware NSX over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware NSX in the UK

VMware NSX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware NSX.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware NSX in the UK

VMware NSX
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware NSX over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware NSX in the UK

VMware NSX
Top 12 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 September 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
England +19 171 £450 -6.25% 30
UK excluding London -40 111 £475 +2.43% 24
London +5 73 £450 -8.86% 7
South East -29 24 £475 +5.56% 9
North of England -28 23 £375 -28.57% 8
Midlands -4 19 £533 +14.52% 2
West Midlands -16 19 £533 +14.52% 2
North West -4 18 £344 -31.25% 3
East of England +4 16 £463 -9.76% 2
South West -3 15 £523 +60.77% 2
Scotland -28 14 £413 - 1
Yorkshire -35 5 £475 -9.52% 4

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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.

1 185 (99.46%) VMware
2 107 (57.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (48.92%) Cisco
4 71 (38.17%) vSphere
5 70 (37.63%) Windows
6 51 (27.42%) Data Centre
7 48 (25.81%) Firewall
8 46 (24.73%) Security Cleared
9 41 (22.04%) Load Balancing
10 38 (20.43%) vCenter Server
11 34 (18.28%) Linux
12 32 (17.20%) vRealize
13 31 (16.67%) Windows Server
13 31 (16.67%) Juniper
13 31 (16.67%) SC Cleared
14 30 (16.13%) VSAN
15 29 (15.59%) Private Cloud
16 28 (15.05%) PowerShell
16 28 (15.05%) Microsoft Azure
17 26 (13.98%) VPN
17 26 (13.98%) DNS
18 25 (13.44%) Microsoft
18 25 (13.44%) Amazon AWS
18 25 (13.44%) VMware ESXi
19 23 (12.37%) Windows 10
19 23 (12.37%) Network Design
20 22 (11.83%) Active Directory
20 22 (11.83%) Citrix
20 22 (11.83%) Network Virtualisation
21 21 (11.29%) Software-Defined Networking

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 10 (5.38%) OpenStack
2 5 (2.69%) IBM Notes
3 4 (2.15%) Apache
3 4 (2.15%) nginx
3 4 (2.15%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.15%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (15.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (13.44%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.38%) IaaS
4 5 (2.69%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (2.69%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.08%) Office 365
6 2 (1.08%) PaaS
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.54%) GitHub
7 1 (0.54%) SaaS
7 1 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (25.81%) Firewall
2 30 (16.13%) VSAN
3 26 (13.98%) DNS
3 26 (13.98%) VPN
4 21 (11.29%) Software-Defined Networking
5 19 (10.22%) WAN
6 18 (9.68%) DHCP
7 16 (8.60%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (8.60%) LAN
8 14 (7.53%) SAN
9 13 (6.99%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (6.99%) Cisco ISE
9 13 (6.99%) OSPF
10 12 (6.45%) Extranet
10 12 (6.45%) TCP/IP
11 11 (5.91%) MPLS
11 11 (5.91%) Wireless
12 10 (5.38%) NAS
12 10 (5.38%) NetScaler
13 9 (4.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.54%) DTS
2 1 (0.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (4.30%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.15%) GitLab
3 3 (1.61%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (7.53%) Finance
2 8 (4.30%) Retail
3 5 (2.69%) Banking
3 5 (2.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.08%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.08%) Marketing
4 2 (1.08%) Publishing
5 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.54%) German Language
Job Titles
1 52 (27.96%) Consultant
2 33 (17.74%) VMware Consultant
3 31 (16.67%) Architect
4 30 (16.13%) Network Engineer
5 19 (10.22%) VMware Engineer
6 13 (6.99%) Security Consultant
7 10 (5.38%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (4.30%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (4.30%) Integration Engineer
8 8 (4.30%) Network Architect
8 8 (4.30%) Network Consultant
9 7 (3.76%) Deployment Engineer
9 7 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (3.23%) Cisco Consultant
10 6 (3.23%) Senior Consultant
11 5 (2.69%) Lead Architect
11 5 (2.69%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (2.69%) Technical Leader
11 5 (2.69%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.23%) REST
2 5 (2.69%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.15%) LDAP
4 3 (1.61%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (1.61%) OpenDaylight
4 3 (1.61%) XML
5 2 (1.08%) RESTful
5 2 (1.08%) SOAP
5 2 (1.08%) Web Services
6 1 (0.54%) .NET
6 1 (0.54%) RFC 2544
6 1 (0.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 51 (27.42%) Data Centre
2 29 (15.59%) Private Cloud
3 20 (10.75%) PKI
4 7 (3.76%) Fat Client
4 7 (3.76%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (2.69%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.15%) Clustering
6 4 (2.15%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.15%) Replication
7 3 (1.61%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.61%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (1.08%) CMDB
8 2 (1.08%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.54%) Blog
9 1 (0.54%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.54%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 70 (37.63%) Windows
2 34 (18.28%) Linux
3 31 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 23 (12.37%) Windows 10
5 13 (6.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.76%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.69%) Unix
8 5 (2.69%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.15%) Solaris
9 4 (2.15%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.08%) CentOS
11 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (22.04%) Load Balancing
2 23 (12.37%) Network Design
3 22 (11.83%) Network Virtualisation
4 21 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (10.75%) Migration
6 18 (9.68%) DevOps
6 18 (9.68%) ITIL
7 14 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (5.91%) Capacity Management
8 11 (5.91%) Deployment Automation
9 9 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (4.84%) Virtual Environments
10 8 (4.30%) Application Virtualisation
10 8 (4.30%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (4.30%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (4.30%) Protective Monitoring
10 8 (4.30%) Scrum
11 7 (3.76%) Kanban
11 7 (3.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (3.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.05%) PowerShell
2 10 (5.38%) Bash Shell
2 10 (5.38%) Python
3 9 (4.84%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.15%) Tcl
5 3 (1.61%) Java
5 3 (1.61%) SQL
6 2 (1.08%) Perl
6 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.54%) C
7 1 (0.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 46 (24.73%) Security Cleared
2 31 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 19 (10.22%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (8.60%) CCNP
5 14 (7.53%) DV Cleared
6 9 (4.84%) CCIE
6 9 (4.84%) CCNA
6 9 (4.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (3.23%) Degree
8 4 (2.15%) JNCIS
8 4 (2.15%) MCSE
8 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.61%) CCDE
9 3 (1.61%) CCDP
9 3 (1.61%) CCSA
9 3 (1.61%) CCSE
9 3 (1.61%) VCAP
10 2 (1.08%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.08%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.61%) RMADS
2 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.54%) PMO
2 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 107 (57.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (38.17%) vSphere
3 25 (13.44%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (11.83%) Active Directory
5 16 (8.60%) Virtual Desktop
6 13 (6.99%) XenApp
7 11 (5.91%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (4.84%) Docker
8 9 (4.84%) XenDesktop
9 8 (4.30%) Hyper-V
9 8 (4.30%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (3.23%) vCloud
11 3 (1.61%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.08%) KVM
13 1 (0.54%) Ceph
13 1 (0.54%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.54%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 38 (20.43%) vCenter Server
2 32 (17.20%) vRealize
3 14 (7.53%) PowerCLI
3 14 (7.53%) SCCM
4 13 (6.99%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 11 (5.91%) Puppet
6 10 (5.38%) Ansible
6 10 (5.38%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (4.30%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (3.76%) Kubernetes
9 6 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (2.69%) NetBackup
10 5 (2.69%) Terraform
10 5 (2.69%) vMotion
11 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (2.15%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (2.15%) RSA enVision
12 3 (1.61%) ArcSight ESM
12 3 (1.61%) Oracle ZFS
12 3 (1.61%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 185 (99.46%) VMware
2 91 (48.92%) Cisco
3 31 (16.67%) Juniper
4 25 (13.44%) Microsoft
5 22 (11.83%) Citrix
6 19 (10.22%) Veeam
7 17 (9.14%) CheckPoint
8 16 (8.60%) F5
9 14 (7.53%) HP
10 12 (6.45%) McAfee
10 12 (6.45%) Palo Alto
11 10 (5.38%) Blue Coat
11 10 (5.38%) Red Hat
12 9 (4.84%) Splunk
13 8 (4.30%) Atlassian
13 8 (4.30%) Ivanti
13 8 (4.30%) Wyse
14 7 (3.76%) Brocade
14 7 (3.76%) NetApp
15 5 (2.69%) Lotus