Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 617 367 539
Rank change year-on-year -250 +172 +187
Contract jobs citing VMware NSX 234 247 229
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.59% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 1.92% 3.98% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 145 127
10th Percentile £400 £363 £313
25th Percentile £448 £413 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £490 £488
Median % change year-on-year +12.24% +0.51% -2.50%
75th Percentile £616 £550 £544
90th Percentile £675 £625 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +3.78% -2.63% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 9
10th Percentile - £24.70 £24.75
25th Percentile - £35.82 £44.50
Median hourly rate - £52.25 £44.51
Median % change year-on-year - +17.39% +0.02%
75th Percentile - £66.25 £57.00
90th Percentile - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 £44.50
% 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 12,176 6,204 11,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.87% 14.83% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,704 4,244 7,516
10th Percentile £200 £220 £163
25th Percentile £400 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -2.70%
75th Percentile £618 £563 £563
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £426 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +0.24% +3.03% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 264 617
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.76 £13.94
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.88 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +0.70% +8.33% +3.13%
75th Percentile £26.00 £46.63 £22.25
90th Percentile £61.25 £61.25 £47.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - - +4.47%

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 25 January 2022.

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 16 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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -233 170 £550 +10.00% 17
UK excluding London -177 100 £480 +3.78% 15
London -155 83 £588 +17.50% 4
Work from Home -136 73 £550 +22.22% 6
South East -95 44 £550 +22.22% 4
East of England -29 15 £463 -7.50% 1
Scotland -61 13 £445 +5.95% 2
North of England -67 8 £488 +21.88% 3
Midlands -62 6 £450 +2.86% 3
South West -89 6 £525 +5.00% 2
Wales -23 5 £650 +124.14%
North West -49 5 £500 -
West Midlands -53 4 £450 +2.86% 3
Yorkshire -47 3 £444 -11.20% 3
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
East Midlands - 2 £453 -

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 231 (98.72%) VMware
2 147 (62.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (52.14%) Cisco
4 105 (44.87%) Firewall
5 94 (40.17%) vSphere
6 80 (34.19%) Ansible
7 77 (32.91%) Security Cleared
8 76 (32.48%) Windows
9 71 (30.34%) vRealize
10 62 (26.50%) Data Centre
11 59 (25.21%) Active Directory
12 58 (24.79%) VSAN
13 54 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
14 51 (21.79%) ITIL
15 47 (20.09%) Network Security
15 47 (20.09%) F5
16 45 (19.23%) DV Cleared
16 45 (19.23%) Linux
17 44 (18.80%) Python
18 43 (18.38%) Microsoft
18 43 (18.38%) vCenter Server
18 43 (18.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
18 43 (18.38%) Social Skills
19 42 (17.95%) CheckPoint
19 42 (17.95%) AWS
20 41 (17.52%) Azure
21 40 (17.09%) SC Cleared
21 40 (17.09%) PowerShell
21 40 (17.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 40 (17.09%) 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 12 (5.13%) ArcGIS
2 4 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.28%) nginx
3 3 (1.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (5.98%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (5.13%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 42 (17.95%) AWS
2 41 (17.52%) Azure
3 13 (5.56%) GCP
4 8 (3.42%) Catchpoint
5 7 (2.99%) IBM Cloud
6 4 (1.71%) Nutanix
7 3 (1.28%) IaaS
7 3 (1.28%) Microsoft 365
7 3 (1.28%) PaaS
7 3 (1.28%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (0.85%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.43%) GitHub
9 1 (0.43%) SaaS
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 105 (44.87%) Firewall
2 58 (24.79%) VSAN
3 47 (20.09%) Network Security
4 36 (15.38%) Software-Defined Networking
5 30 (12.82%) WAN
6 25 (10.68%) BGP
7 21 (8.97%) SAN
7 21 (8.97%) VPN
8 19 (8.12%) OSPF
9 17 (7.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (6.84%) LAN
11 14 (5.98%) DNS
12 13 (5.56%) VXLAN
12 13 (5.56%) Wireless
13 12 (5.13%) Cisco ISE
13 12 (5.13%) MPLS
14 11 (4.70%) SD-WAN
15 8 (3.42%) TCP/IP
15 8 (3.42%) VLAN
16 7 (2.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.13%) GIS
3 4 (1.71%) DB2
4 3 (1.28%) Big Data
5 2 (0.85%) MySQL
5 2 (0.85%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (4.70%) Git (software)
1 11 (4.70%) Sonatype Nexus
2 9 (3.85%) GitLab
3 4 (1.71%) Bitbucket
3 4 (1.71%) JIRA
4 2 (0.85%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 43 (18.38%) Social Skills
2 16 (6.84%) Public Sector
2 16 (6.84%) Telecoms
3 14 (5.98%) Finance
4 9 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.85%) Retail
5 2 (0.85%) Banking
5 2 (0.85%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (0.43%) Local Government
6 1 (0.43%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 55 (23.50%) Architect
2 43 (18.38%) Network Engineer
3 39 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
4 36 (15.38%) Consultant
5 26 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
6 25 (10.68%) VMware Consultant
7 21 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (6.84%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 12 (5.13%) Automation Engineer
10 10 (4.27%) Network Architect
11 9 (3.85%) VMware Architect
12 8 (3.42%) Design Engineer
12 8 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (2.99%) Cloud Engineer
13 7 (2.99%) Network Design Engineer
14 5 (2.14%) Data Architect
14 5 (2.14%) Data Centre Architect
14 5 (2.14%) Designer
14 5 (2.14%) Infrastructure Designer
14 5 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.42%) JSON
2 3 (1.28%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.85%) .NET
3 2 (0.85%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.85%) Flash
3 2 (0.85%) HTML
3 2 (0.85%) LDAP
3 2 (0.85%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.85%) REST
3 2 (0.85%) SOAP
3 2 (0.85%) XML
4 1 (0.43%) ARM Templates
4 1 (0.43%) Azure Blueprints
4 1 (0.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 62 (26.50%) Data Centre
2 30 (12.82%) Public Cloud
3 19 (8.12%) Clustering
4 13 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (3.85%) PKI
6 8 (3.42%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.56%) Replication
8 5 (2.14%) EMC VMAX
8 5 (2.14%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.71%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.28%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.28%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 2 (0.85%) CLARiiON
11 2 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.85%) HP Storage
11 2 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.85%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 76 (32.48%) Windows
2 45 (19.23%) Linux
3 40 (17.09%) Windows Server
4 27 (11.54%) Windows Server 2019
5 21 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (7.26%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (5.56%) Windows 10
7 13 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (5.13%) Windows 7
8 12 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.99%) Unix
10 5 (2.14%) CentOS
11 4 (1.71%) VMS
11 4 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.85%) AIX
13 1 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (21.79%) ITIL
2 39 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 38 (16.24%) Migration
4 37 (15.81%) Load Balancing
5 28 (11.97%) DevOps
6 26 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (10.26%) Network Virtualisation
8 21 (8.97%) Change Management
9 20 (8.55%) Data Protection
9 20 (8.55%) Network Design
10 19 (8.12%) Configuration Management
10 19 (8.12%) ITIL V3
11 18 (7.69%) CI/CD
11 18 (7.69%) Infrastructure as Code
11 18 (7.69%) IT Strategy
12 16 (6.84%) Data Migration
13 15 (6.41%) Systems Engineering
14 14 (5.98%) Decision-Making
14 14 (5.98%) Service Design
14 14 (5.98%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 44 (18.80%) Python
2 40 (17.09%) PowerShell
3 36 (15.38%) C
4 23 (9.83%) SQL
5 12 (5.13%) VB
6 9 (3.85%) Bash
7 4 (1.71%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.28%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.85%) C#
9 2 (0.85%) Perl
9 2 (0.85%) PHP
9 2 (0.85%) R
Qualifications
1 77 (32.91%) Security Cleared
2 54 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (19.23%) DV Cleared
4 40 (17.09%) SC Cleared
4 40 (17.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 36 (15.38%) CCNP
6 20 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (7.26%) CCIE
7 17 (7.26%) VCAP
8 6 (2.56%) CCDP
8 6 (2.56%) CCNA
8 6 (2.56%) VCP6
9 5 (2.14%) Degree
9 5 (2.14%) MCSE
10 4 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.71%) MCSA
11 3 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.85%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.14%) SLA
2 4 (1.71%) GDPR
3 2 (0.85%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (0.85%) PMO
4 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.43%) NIST
System Software
1 147 (62.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 94 (40.17%) vSphere
3 59 (25.21%) Active Directory
4 31 (13.25%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (11.54%) vCloud
6 24 (10.26%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (4.70%) Hyper-V
8 6 (2.56%) Docker
9 5 (2.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (2.14%) Terminal Services
9 5 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.71%) NFS
11 2 (0.85%) Firmware
12 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.43%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 80 (34.19%) Ansible
2 71 (30.34%) vRealize
3 43 (18.38%) vCenter Server
3 43 (18.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 21 (8.97%) VxRail
5 20 (8.55%) Terraform
6 19 (8.12%) Kubernetes
7 18 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
8 16 (6.84%) Microsoft Clustering
9 11 (4.70%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (4.27%) FortiGate
11 6 (2.56%) Prometheus
11 6 (2.56%) Puppet
11 6 (2.56%) WSUS
12 5 (2.14%) PowerCLI
12 5 (2.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 4 (1.71%) Grafana
13 4 (1.71%) Nagios
13 4 (1.71%) Packer
13 4 (1.71%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 231 (98.72%) VMware
2 122 (52.14%) Cisco
3 47 (20.09%) F5
4 43 (18.38%) Microsoft
5 42 (17.95%) CheckPoint
6 39 (16.67%) Dell
7 31 (13.25%) Red Hat
8 30 (12.82%) Juniper
9 29 (12.39%) Palo Alto
10 20 (8.55%) Oracle
11 13 (5.56%) Fortinet
12 12 (5.13%) Citrix
12 12 (5.13%) Ericsson
12 12 (5.13%) ESRI
12 12 (5.13%) HP
12 12 (5.13%) IBM
12 12 (5.13%) Lumension
12 12 (5.13%) Sophos
13 10 (4.27%) Arista
14 8 (3.42%) Splunk