Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 547 435 655
Rank change year-on-year -112 +220 +65
Contract jobs citing VMware NSX 207 144 191
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.39% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 2.02% 2.60% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 88 97
10th Percentile £360 £392 £290
25th Percentile £404 £413 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £550 £533 £538
90th Percentile £603 £650 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £475 £440
% change year-on-year -8.21% +7.95% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £54.75 £31.75
Median % change year-on-year - +72.44% -32.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.76 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +135.55% -59.57%

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 10,237 5,534 14,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.27% 15.06% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,114 3,724 9,565
10th Percentile £225 £200 £178
25th Percentile £399 £356 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 240 599
10th Percentile £11.64 £11.30 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £18.78 £17.50 £16.75
Median % change year-on-year +7.29% +4.48% +4.69%
75th Percentile £40.46 £25.07 £27.00
90th Percentile £64.75 £48.53 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.67 £15.86
% change year-on-year +4.96% +5.12% -

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 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 -109 128 £456 -8.75% 27
UK excluding London -80 90 £436 -8.21% 18
Work from Home -197 87 £475 -5.00% 5
South East -32 41 £423 -15.50% 3
London -135 32 £525 -2.33% 11
Scotland -62 20 £436 +4.43% 2
South West -17 10 £400 -20.00% 2
East of England -15 8 £675 +35.00% 4
North of England -35 8 £388 -16.22% 6
West Midlands -35 5 £375 -25.00% 1
Midlands -43 5 £375 -25.00% 1
Wales - 5 £530 -
North West -34 4 £360 -12.67% 5
Yorkshire -24 3 £475 - 1
North East - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 198 (95.65%) VMware
2 131 (63.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (39.13%) vSphere
4 78 (37.68%) vRealize
5 76 (36.71%) Security Cleared
5 76 (36.71%) Windows
6 71 (34.30%) Social Skills
7 70 (33.82%) VSAN
8 64 (30.92%) Data Centre
9 63 (30.43%) Ansible
10 58 (28.02%) Firewall
11 57 (27.54%) Cisco
12 51 (24.64%) vCenter Server
13 50 (24.15%) PowerShell
14 48 (23.19%) Windows Server
15 47 (22.71%) Linux
16 44 (21.26%) Active Directory
17 43 (20.77%) SC Cleared
18 39 (18.84%) WAN
18 39 (18.84%) VMware ESXi
19 38 (18.36%) vRealize Orchestrator
20 37 (17.87%) Network Security
21 35 (16.91%) BGP
22 33 (15.94%) Dell
22 33 (15.94%) Azure
22 33 (15.94%) Migration
22 33 (15.94%) F5
23 32 (15.46%) Kubernetes
24 31 (14.98%) LAN
24 31 (14.98%) OSPF

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 5 (2.42%) IIS
1 5 (2.42%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.93%) ArcGIS
3 3 (1.45%) Confluence
3 3 (1.45%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.97%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.97%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.48%) Apache
5 1 (0.48%) JBoss
5 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (3.86%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.93%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.94%) Azure
2 29 (14.01%) AWS
3 14 (6.76%) IaaS
4 11 (5.31%) GCP
5 10 (4.83%) PaaS
6 7 (3.38%) IBM Cloud
7 6 (2.90%) Akamai
7 6 (2.90%) SoftLayer
8 4 (1.93%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.93%) Power Platform
9 3 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.45%) Microsoft 365
10 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.48%) Azure Service Bus
11 1 (0.48%) Catchpoint
11 1 (0.48%) MinIO
11 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (33.82%) VSAN
2 58 (28.02%) Firewall
3 39 (18.84%) WAN
4 37 (17.87%) Network Security
5 35 (16.91%) BGP
6 31 (14.98%) LAN
6 31 (14.98%) OSPF
7 21 (10.14%) VPN
8 18 (8.70%) DNS
8 18 (8.70%) VLAN
9 17 (8.21%) MPLS
9 17 (8.21%) Multicast
10 16 (7.73%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (6.76%) IPv4
11 14 (6.76%) SAN
12 13 (6.28%) TCP/IP
13 11 (5.31%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (5.31%) IPv6
13 11 (5.31%) Remote Desktop
13 11 (5.31%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.38%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.93%) GIS
3 4 (1.93%) Power BI
3 4 (1.93%) Tableau
4 3 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.97%) Big Data
5 2 (0.97%) HBase
5 2 (0.97%) Informix
5 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.93%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.93%) JIRA
2 3 (1.45%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.48%) Hudson
4 1 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 71 (34.30%) Social Skills
2 20 (9.66%) Public Sector
3 14 (6.76%) Finance
4 12 (5.80%) Documentation Skills
4 12 (5.80%) Telecoms
5 11 (5.31%) Banking
6 8 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.38%) Retail
8 3 (1.45%) Military
9 2 (0.97%) Billing
9 2 (0.97%) Publishing
10 1 (0.48%) Games
10 1 (0.48%) Local Government
10 1 (0.48%) Police
Job Titles
1 51 (24.64%) Consultant
2 39 (18.84%) Architect
3 36 (17.39%) VMware Consultant
4 32 (15.46%) VMware Engineer
5 26 (12.56%) Network Engineer
6 22 (10.63%) VMware Architect
7 18 (8.70%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 13 (6.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.38%) Network Architect
9 7 (3.38%) VMware Specialist
10 5 (2.42%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (2.42%) Designer
11 4 (1.93%) Automation Consultant
11 4 (1.93%) Design Engineer
11 4 (1.93%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 4 (1.93%) Security Engineer
11 4 (1.93%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (1.93%) Support Engineer
12 3 (1.45%) Applications Support
12 3 (1.45%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.73%) XML
2 15 (7.25%) JSON
3 8 (3.86%) Spine.js
4 4 (1.93%) Kafka
4 4 (1.93%) Middleware
5 3 (1.45%) REST
5 3 (1.45%) Web Services
6 2 (0.97%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.97%) Flash
6 2 (0.97%) LDAP
6 2 (0.97%) SAML
7 1 (0.48%) .NET
7 1 (0.48%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.48%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.48%) CSS
7 1 (0.48%) ExaBGP
7 1 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.48%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 64 (30.92%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.70%) Hybrid Cloud
2 18 (8.70%) Public Cloud
3 12 (5.80%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (4.83%) Clustering
5 7 (3.38%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (2.90%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.42%) PKI
7 5 (2.42%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 4 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.93%) Replication
9 3 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.97%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.97%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.97%) User Experience
11 1 (0.48%) Cyberattack
11 1 (0.48%) Derivative
11 1 (0.48%) e-Health
11 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 76 (36.71%) Windows
2 48 (23.19%) Windows Server
3 47 (22.71%) Linux
4 15 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (4.35%) Windows 10
7 8 (3.86%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (2.90%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.90%) Unix
8 6 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.42%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (1.93%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.97%) CatOS
12 1 (0.48%) AIX
12 1 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.94%) Migration
2 29 (14.01%) ITIL
3 25 (12.08%) Configuration Management
4 24 (11.59%) Network Virtualisation
5 22 (10.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 22 (10.63%) Network Design
6 21 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (9.66%) DevOps
8 17 (8.21%) Computer Science
9 15 (7.25%) Deployment Automation
10 14 (6.76%) Load Balancing
11 13 (6.28%) Data Protection
12 12 (5.80%) SIEM
13 11 (5.31%) Network Management
13 11 (5.31%) Storage Management
13 11 (5.31%) Use Case
14 10 (4.83%) Cloud Operations
14 10 (4.83%) Requirements Workshops
14 10 (4.83%) Workflow
15 9 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 50 (24.15%) PowerShell
2 28 (13.53%) Python
3 10 (4.83%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.38%) SQL
5 6 (2.90%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.93%) C
6 4 (1.93%) Perl
6 4 (1.93%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.93%) VB
7 3 (1.45%) C++
8 1 (0.48%) Go
8 1 (0.48%) Java
8 1 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 76 (36.71%) Security Cleared
2 43 (20.77%) SC Cleared
3 30 (14.49%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (11.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 18 (8.70%) CCNP
6 17 (8.21%) DV Cleared
7 15 (7.25%) Degree
8 11 (5.31%) VCAP
9 10 (4.83%) CCIE
10 6 (2.90%) CCNA
10 6 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.97%) NCDA
13 1 (0.48%) CISSP
13 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
13 1 (0.48%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.93%) SLA
2 3 (1.45%) NCSC
3 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.48%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.48%) GDPR
3 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 131 (63.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (39.13%) vSphere
3 44 (21.26%) Active Directory
4 39 (18.84%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (10.14%) vCloud
6 18 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (2.42%) Docker
7 5 (2.42%) XenApp
8 4 (1.93%) Firmware
8 4 (1.93%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.93%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.97%) HDFS
9 2 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.48%) Ceph
10 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 78 (37.68%) vRealize
2 63 (30.43%) Ansible
3 51 (24.64%) vCenter Server
4 38 (18.36%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 32 (15.46%) Kubernetes
6 18 (8.70%) PowerCLI
7 15 (7.25%) Red Hat Satellite
8 13 (6.28%) Puppet
9 8 (3.86%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (2.90%) StackStorm
10 6 (2.90%) WSUS
11 5 (2.42%) Terraform
12 4 (1.93%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 4 (1.93%) FortiGate
12 4 (1.93%) Opsview
12 4 (1.93%) SCOrch
13 3 (1.45%) Grafana
13 3 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (1.45%) SCCM
13 3 (1.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 198 (95.65%) VMware
2 57 (27.54%) Cisco
3 33 (15.94%) Dell
3 33 (15.94%) F5
4 30 (14.49%) Microsoft
5 24 (11.59%) HP
6 20 (9.66%) CheckPoint
7 19 (9.18%) Red Hat
8 17 (8.21%) Citrix
9 14 (6.76%) Palo Alto
10 11 (5.31%) Google
11 10 (4.83%) Fortinet
11 10 (4.83%) Juniper
12 9 (4.35%) IBM
12 9 (4.35%) Oracle
12 9 (4.35%) SAP
12 9 (4.35%) ServiceNow
13 8 (3.86%) Ericsson
13 8 (3.86%) NetApp
14 7 (3.38%) SolarWinds