Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 705 738 768
Rank change year-on-year +33 +30 +128
Contract jobs citing VMware NSX 201 150 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 1.25% 1.15% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 87 83
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +15.15% -2.37%
10th Percentile £355 £316 £300
90th Percentile £613 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 1
UK median hourly rate £44.50 - £32.50
10th Percentile £24.14 - £31.25
90th Percentile £49.20 - £33.75
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 16,017 13,036 12,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.27% 12.63% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,502 8,467 7,962
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.85% +7.07%
10th Percentile £180 £158 £170
90th Percentile £625 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 879 699 861
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +4.76% +1.61%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.27 £47.00 £43.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.70 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.67% - -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 14 December 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 14 December 2018.

Contractor 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 14 December 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 +27 156 £500 - 35
UK excluding London +1 127 £500 +11.11% 31
London +24 60 £550 +10.00% 4
Scotland +2 33 £500 +17.65%
South East -7 28 £525 +7.14% 16
North of England -22 21 £256 -48.75% 8
Midlands -7 17 £513 +13.89% 1
West Midlands -13 17 £513 +13.89% 1
North West 0 15 £313 -37.50% 5
South West -22 15 £525 +58.49% 6
East of England +5 14 £463 -
Yorkshire -37 5 - - 3
North East 0 1 £200 -27.27%

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 197 (98.01%) VMware
2 105 (52.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (48.26%) Cisco
4 80 (39.80%) vSphere
5 67 (33.33%) Windows
6 59 (29.35%) Security Cleared
7 54 (26.87%) Firewall
8 52 (25.87%) SC Cleared
8 52 (25.87%) vRealize
9 44 (21.89%) VSAN
10 39 (19.40%) Data Centre
10 39 (19.40%) Juniper
11 37 (18.41%) Windows Server
12 35 (17.41%) Load Balancing
13 33 (16.42%) PowerShell
13 33 (16.42%) VMware ESXi
14 32 (15.92%) Linux
14 32 (15.92%) Cisco Certification
15 29 (14.43%) vCenter Server
16 28 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
17 26 (12.94%) Active Directory
18 25 (12.44%) CCNP
19 24 (11.94%) F5
20 23 (11.44%) Network Virtualisation
21 22 (10.95%) Private Cloud
21 22 (10.95%) Windows 10
21 22 (10.95%) WAN
21 22 (10.95%) CheckPoint
21 22 (10.95%) McAfee
22 21 (10.45%) Migration

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 8 (3.98%) OpenStack
2 5 (2.49%) IBM Notes
2 5 (2.49%) nginx
3 4 (1.99%) Apache
3 4 (1.99%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.49%) IIS
5 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.50%) CloudStack
6 1 (0.50%) Confluence
6 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.45%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (8.96%) IaaS
3 15 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.99%) Office 365
5 5 (2.49%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.49%) PaaS
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.50%) GitHub
7 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.50%) SaaS
7 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (26.87%) Firewall
2 44 (21.89%) VSAN
3 22 (10.95%) WAN
4 21 (10.45%) Cisco Nexus
5 18 (8.96%) LAN
5 18 (8.96%) OSPF
6 17 (8.46%) Software-Defined Networking
6 17 (8.46%) VPN
7 16 (7.96%) DNS
8 14 (6.97%) TCP/IP
9 13 (6.47%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (5.97%) BGP
11 9 (4.48%) Network Security
12 8 (3.98%) Cisco ISE
12 8 (3.98%) SSL
12 8 (3.98%) VXLAN
13 7 (3.48%) DHCP
13 7 (3.48%) Extranet
14 5 (2.49%) MPLS
14 5 (2.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.50%) DTS
3 1 (0.50%) MySQL
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (3.98%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.48%) GitLab
3 4 (1.99%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.49%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.50%) JIRA
6 1 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (7.96%) Finance
2 9 (4.48%) Retail
3 6 (2.99%) Banking
3 6 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.50%) German Language
5 1 (0.50%) Marketing
5 1 (0.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 56 (27.86%) Consultant
2 39 (19.40%) Network Engineer
3 29 (14.43%) VMware Consultant
4 23 (11.44%) Automation Engineer
4 23 (11.44%) VMware Engineer
5 19 (9.45%) Architect
6 14 (6.97%) Network Consultant
7 12 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.48%) Cisco Consultant
8 9 (4.48%) Network Architect
9 8 (3.98%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (3.98%) Integration Engineer
9 8 (3.98%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (3.48%) Cisco Engineer
10 7 (3.48%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 7 (3.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (3.48%) Security Consultant
11 6 (2.99%) Applications Specialist
11 6 (2.99%) Information Security Specialist
11 6 (2.99%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.48%) LDAP
2 6 (2.99%) REST
3 4 (1.99%) 802.1X
4 3 (1.49%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (1.49%) Web Services
5 2 (1.00%) XML
6 1 (0.50%) .NET
6 1 (0.50%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.50%) PHP-FPM
6 1 (0.50%) RESTful
6 1 (0.50%) RFC 2544
6 1 (0.50%) Spring
6 1 (0.50%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.40%) Data Centre
2 22 (10.95%) Private Cloud
3 11 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.48%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (3.98%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.48%) Fat Client
6 7 (3.48%) Thin Client
7 6 (2.99%) PKI
8 4 (1.99%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.00%) EMC VNX
10 2 (1.00%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 1 (0.50%) Clustering
11 1 (0.50%) CMDB
11 1 (0.50%) EMC VMAX
11 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.50%) Replication
11 1 (0.50%) RIA
11 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (33.33%) Windows
2 37 (18.41%) Windows Server
3 32 (15.92%) Linux
4 22 (10.95%) Windows 10
5 21 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.98%) Windows 7
7 8 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.99%) Unix
9 5 (2.49%) Solaris
9 5 (2.49%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.49%) CentOS
10 3 (1.49%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.50%) AIX
12 1 (0.50%) HPUX
12 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (17.41%) Load Balancing
2 28 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (11.44%) Network Virtualisation
4 21 (10.45%) Migration
4 21 (10.45%) Network Design
5 16 (7.96%) ITIL
6 14 (6.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 12 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (4.98%) DevOps
8 10 (4.98%) Protective Monitoring
9 9 (4.48%) Business Transformation
10 8 (3.98%) Information Assurance
10 8 (3.98%) Kanban
10 8 (3.98%) Risk Management
10 8 (3.98%) Workflow
11 7 (3.48%) Change Control
11 7 (3.48%) Deployment Automation
12 6 (2.99%) Service Management
12 6 (2.99%) Task Automation
12 6 (2.99%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.42%) PowerShell
2 16 (7.96%) Python
3 15 (7.46%) JavaScript
4 12 (5.97%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.49%) Java
6 4 (1.99%) Tcl
7 2 (1.00%) Perl
7 2 (1.00%) SQL
8 1 (0.50%) C
8 1 (0.50%) C++
8 1 (0.50%) PHP
8 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 59 (29.35%) Security Cleared
2 52 (25.87%) SC Cleared
3 32 (15.92%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (12.44%) CCNP
5 16 (7.96%) CCNA
6 13 (6.47%) CCIE
6 13 (6.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (4.48%) Degree
8 8 (3.98%) DV Cleared
9 6 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.49%) CCDP
10 5 (2.49%) MCSE
11 4 (1.99%) VCP6
12 3 (1.49%) CCDE
12 3 (1.49%) CCSA
12 3 (1.49%) CCSE
12 3 (1.49%) MCSA
12 3 (1.49%) VCAP
13 2 (1.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 2 (1.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.00%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.50%) RMADS
System Software
1 105 (52.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (39.80%) vSphere
3 33 (16.42%) VMware ESXi
4 26 (12.94%) Active Directory
5 13 (6.47%) vCloud
6 12 (5.97%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (4.98%) Docker
7 10 (4.98%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (2.49%) Terminal Services
8 5 (2.49%) XenApp
9 3 (1.49%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.49%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.00%) KVM
10 2 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.50%) Ceph
11 1 (0.50%) Firmware
11 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.50%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 52 (25.87%) vRealize
2 29 (14.43%) vCenter Server
3 19 (9.45%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 18 (8.96%) Puppet
5 16 (7.96%) Ansible
6 9 (4.48%) Kubernetes
6 9 (4.48%) PowerCLI
6 9 (4.48%) SCCM
7 8 (3.98%) RSA enVision
8 6 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (2.49%) NetBackup
9 5 (2.49%) Red Hat Satellite
9 5 (2.49%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (2.49%) vMotion
10 4 (1.99%) Netcool
10 4 (1.99%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 3 (1.49%) Oracle ZFS
11 3 (1.49%) Prometheus
11 3 (1.49%) Terraform
11 3 (1.49%) Xymon
Vendors
1 197 (98.01%) VMware
2 97 (48.26%) Cisco
3 39 (19.40%) Juniper
4 24 (11.94%) F5
5 22 (10.95%) CheckPoint
5 22 (10.95%) McAfee
6 19 (9.45%) Microsoft
7 17 (8.46%) Veeam
8 16 (7.96%) Citrix
9 14 (6.97%) Blue Coat
9 14 (6.97%) Palo Alto
10 13 (6.47%) Atlassian
11 11 (5.47%) Splunk
12 10 (4.98%) Red Hat
13 9 (4.48%) EMC
14 8 (3.98%) HP
15 5 (2.49%) Lotus
15 5 (2.49%) Xerox
16 4 (1.99%) Dell
16 4 (1.99%) Trend Micro