Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 768 732 833
Rank change year-on-year -36 +101 +10
Contract jobs citing VMware NSX 128 133 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.037%
As % of the System Software category 1.00% 1.12% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 89 15
UK median daily rate £470 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -5.33% +22.91%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £290
90th Percentile £588 £539 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £423
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.33% +2.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
UK median hourly rate - £32.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.42% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £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 12,807 11,907 10,685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.77% 12.23% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,326 7,474 6,169
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +6.80% +7.14%
10th Percentile £160 £165 £156
90th Percentile £615 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 697 828 1,137
UK median hourly rate £16.41 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -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 17 January 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
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 17 January 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 +5 113 £500 +15.61% 27
UK excluding London +6 78 £450 +12.50% 14
London -5 49 £513 +2.50% 13
North of England +55 25 £485 +10.86% 1
South East -31 25 £500 +11.11% 8
Yorkshire +23 21 £498 +13.71% 1
Scotland -26 15 £400 +14.29%
Midlands +11 6 £450 +33.33% 3
West Midlands - 6 £450 - 3
East of England -21 4 - - 2
South West -3 3 £388 +29.17%
North West +18 2 £500 -
North East - 2 £238 -

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware NSX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VMware NSX.

1 126 (98.44%) VMware
2 60 (46.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (43.75%) Cisco
4 46 (35.94%) Firewall
5 41 (32.03%) Data Centre
6 38 (29.69%) Linux
7 33 (25.78%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (22.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 29 (22.66%) vSphere
9 28 (21.88%) WAN
10 27 (21.09%) Puppet
11 26 (20.31%) CCNP
12 24 (18.75%) Windows
12 24 (18.75%) vRealize
13 23 (17.97%) Ansible
13 23 (17.97%) LAN
13 23 (17.97%) Security Cleared
14 22 (17.19%) DevOps
15 21 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (15.63%) Python
16 20 (15.63%) Private Cloud
17 19 (14.84%) Active Directory
17 19 (14.84%) BGP
18 18 (14.06%) Citrix
18 18 (14.06%) PowerShell
18 18 (14.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 17 (13.28%) Bash Shell
19 17 (13.28%) CheckPoint
20 16 (12.50%) OSPF
20 16 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008

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 (8.59%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.34%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.78%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.78%) IIS
4 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (7.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (7.03%) OpenShift
2 7 (5.47%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (4.69%) PaaS
4 5 (3.91%) IaaS
5 3 (2.34%) IBM Cloud
5 3 (2.34%) SoftLayer
6 2 (1.56%) Office 365
6 2 (1.56%) SaaS
7 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 46 (35.94%) Firewall
2 28 (21.88%) WAN
3 23 (17.97%) LAN
4 19 (14.84%) BGP
5 16 (12.50%) OSPF
6 15 (11.72%) VPN
7 13 (10.16%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (10.16%) DNS
7 13 (10.16%) VLAN
8 12 (9.38%) Software-Defined Networking
9 10 (7.81%) DHCP
10 9 (7.03%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (7.03%) MPLS
10 9 (7.03%) Network Security
11 8 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 8 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 8 (6.25%) TCP/IP
11 8 (6.25%) VXLAN
12 7 (5.47%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.56%) Blockchain
1 2 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (1.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 15 (11.72%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.69%) Artifactory
2 6 (4.69%) GitLab
2 6 (4.69%) JIRA
2 6 (4.69%) Selenium
3 4 (3.13%) Chocolatey
4 3 (2.34%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.78%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.78%) GoCD
General
1 5 (3.91%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.13%) Finance
3 3 (2.34%) Banking
4 2 (1.56%) Retail
5 1 (0.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 29 (22.66%) Consultant
1 29 (22.66%) Network Engineer
2 28 (21.88%) Architect
3 17 (13.28%) VMware Consultant
4 13 (10.16%) VMware Architect
5 12 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (9.38%) Network Architect
6 11 (8.59%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (8.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (6.25%) Security Architect
7 8 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) Cisco Architect
9 4 (3.13%) Cisco Network Architect
9 4 (3.13%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (3.13%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) Security Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.13%) REST
2 3 (2.34%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.56%) LAMP
3 2 (1.56%) Middleware
3 2 (1.56%) SOAP
3 2 (1.56%) Web Services
4 1 (0.78%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 41 (32.03%) Data Centre
2 20 (15.63%) Private Cloud
3 13 (10.16%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 7 (5.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.91%) EMC VNX
6 5 (3.91%) Public Cloud
7 4 (3.13%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.34%) Derivative
9 2 (1.56%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.56%) PKI
9 2 (1.56%) Replication
9 2 (1.56%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.78%) Clustering
10 1 (0.78%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle Exalogic
10 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (29.69%) Linux
2 24 (18.75%) Windows
3 18 (14.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 16 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.34%) CentOS
6 3 (2.34%) Unix
7 2 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.56%) Solaris
7 2 (1.56%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.78%) AIX
8 1 (0.78%) SUSE
8 1 (0.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.78%) VMS
8 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.19%) DevOps
2 21 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (11.72%) Migration
4 12 (9.38%) Load Balancing
5 10 (7.81%) Network Virtualisation
5 10 (7.81%) Workflow
6 9 (7.03%) Workflow Development
7 8 (6.25%) High Availability
7 8 (6.25%) Kanban
8 7 (5.47%) Network Design
8 7 (5.47%) Risk Management
9 6 (4.69%) Scrum
10 5 (3.91%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (3.91%) Change Management
10 5 (3.91%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (3.91%) Network Segmentation
10 5 (3.91%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (3.91%) Server Hardening
11 4 (3.13%) Creative Problem-Solving
11 4 (3.13%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.63%) Python
2 18 (14.06%) PowerShell
3 17 (13.28%) Bash Shell
4 11 (8.59%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.03%) SQL
6 6 (4.69%) Go
7 4 (3.13%) Java
8 3 (2.34%) Perl
9 2 (1.56%) PHP
9 2 (1.56%) Ruby
10 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (25.78%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (22.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 26 (20.31%) CCNP
4 23 (17.97%) Security Cleared
5 14 (10.94%) SC Cleared
6 10 (7.81%) CCNA
7 4 (3.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 4 (3.13%) CCDP
7 4 (3.13%) CCSP
7 4 (3.13%) CISM
7 4 (3.13%) CISSP
7 4 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (3.13%) Degree
7 4 (3.13%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.34%) JNCIS
8 3 (2.34%) VCP6
9 2 (1.56%) CCIE
9 2 (1.56%) VCAP
10 1 (0.78%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.56%) GDPR
3 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (46.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (22.66%) vSphere
3 19 (14.84%) Active Directory
4 16 (12.50%) Docker
5 10 (7.81%) vCloud
5 10 (7.81%) XenDesktop
6 9 (7.03%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (4.69%) XenApp
8 4 (3.13%) KVM
8 4 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.34%) XenServer
10 2 (1.56%) flannel
11 1 (0.78%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 27 (21.09%) Puppet
2 24 (18.75%) vRealize
3 23 (17.97%) Ansible
4 11 (8.59%) vCenter Server
5 10 (7.81%) Kubernetes
6 7 (5.47%) PowerCLI
7 6 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (4.69%) SELinux
8 5 (3.91%) SCCM
9 4 (3.13%) Juju
10 3 (2.34%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 2 (1.56%) SafeCom
11 2 (1.56%) SCOM
11 2 (1.56%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.78%) Consul
12 1 (0.78%) Packer
12 1 (0.78%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.78%) vMotion
Vendors
1 126 (98.44%) VMware
2 56 (43.75%) Cisco
3 18 (14.06%) Citrix
4 17 (13.28%) CheckPoint
5 16 (12.50%) Palo Alto
6 14 (10.94%) F5
7 13 (10.16%) Microsoft
8 10 (7.81%) EMC
9 9 (7.03%) Red Hat
10 6 (4.69%) Black Duck
10 6 (4.69%) Juniper
11 5 (3.91%) Arista
11 5 (3.91%) Brocade
11 5 (3.91%) CommVault
11 5 (3.91%) Dell
11 5 (3.91%) NetApp
12 4 (3.13%) 3PAR
12 4 (3.13%) HP
12 4 (3.13%) IBM
13 3 (2.34%) Oracle