Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 443 471 672
Rank change year-on-year +28 +201 +82
Contract jobs citing VMware NSX 217 236 187
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.39% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 2.83% 2.55% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 140 109
10th Percentile £360 £356 £333
25th Percentile £400 £423 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +0.53%
75th Percentile £528 £556 £550
90th Percentile £602 £664 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -10.53% - +6.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 13
10th Percentile £25.58 £44.26 £36.73
25th Percentile £38.02 £44.51 £38.80
Median hourly rate £62.50 £52.76 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year +18.46% +18.56% +106.74%
75th Percentile £66.25 £57.00 £48.75
90th Percentile " " £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £44.51 £48.25
% change year-on-year +40.42% -7.75% +124.16%

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 7,668 9,237 14,843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.61% 15.42% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,287 6,211 10,021
10th Percentile £235 £165 £180
25th Percentile £375 £320 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £575
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 508 656
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.26 £10.92
25th Percentile £13.54 £13.38 £12.76
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +3.23%
75th Percentile £45.94 £22.00 £25.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.48
% change year-on-year +6.06% +6.57% +3.22%

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 13 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware NSX over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 13 April 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 +62 164 £450 -10.00% 39
UK excluding London +71 124 £425 -10.53% 35
South East +96 59 £450 -8.86% 8
Work from Home -196 58 £443 -11.50% 7
London +16 42 £500 -14.53% 6
Scotland -10 24 £420 -6.67% 2
South West +50 21 £425 -15.00% 8
North of England +38 14 £380 +16.92% 11
North West +18 8 £360 +10.77% 7
East of England +32 4 £525 -22.22%
Midlands +27 4 £375 -25.00% 7
West Midlands +22 4 £375 -25.00% 6
North East - 4 £400 - 1
Yorkshire +27 2 £500 +25.16% 3
Wales +17 1 £290 -27.50%

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 201 (92.63%) VMware
2 138 (63.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (50.69%) Security Cleared
4 86 (39.63%) Cisco
5 75 (34.56%) Windows
6 71 (32.72%) SC Cleared
7 70 (32.26%) vRealize
7 70 (32.26%) vCenter Server
8 67 (30.88%) Data Centre
8 67 (30.88%) Dell
9 66 (30.41%) VSAN
10 64 (29.49%) vSphere
11 57 (26.27%) Firewall
12 54 (24.88%) Linux
12 54 (24.88%) Ansible
12 54 (24.88%) DevOps
13 52 (23.96%) VMware ESXi
14 50 (23.04%) Cisco Certification
15 49 (22.58%) Active Directory
16 45 (20.74%) PowerShell
17 44 (20.28%) Microsoft
18 40 (18.43%) DV Cleared
18 40 (18.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 38 (17.51%) Cisco Nexus
20 37 (17.05%) F5
20 37 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
21 36 (16.59%) CCNP
21 36 (16.59%) ITIL
22 35 (16.13%) Windows Server
23 34 (15.67%) Converged Infrastructure

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 9 (4.15%) ArcGIS
2 4 (1.84%) nginx
3 3 (1.38%) Confluence
3 3 (1.38%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.92%) IIS
4 2 (0.92%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.46%) Apache
5 1 (0.46%) JBoss
5 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (5.53%) MS Visio
3 11 (5.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (4.15%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 32 (14.75%) Azure
2 26 (11.98%) AWS
3 22 (10.14%) IaaS
4 11 (5.07%) Amazon ECS
4 11 (5.07%) Microsoft 365
5 10 (4.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (3.23%) GCP
7 3 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.38%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.38%) PaaS
7 3 (1.38%) SaaS
8 2 (0.92%) AWS Direct Connect
8 2 (0.92%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.92%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.46%) Akamai
9 1 (0.46%) GitHub
9 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (30.41%) VSAN
2 57 (26.27%) Firewall
3 38 (17.51%) Cisco Nexus
4 31 (14.29%) WAN
5 27 (12.44%) Network Security
6 23 (10.60%) BGP
6 23 (10.60%) OSPF
7 20 (9.22%) SAN
8 19 (8.76%) DNS
9 18 (8.29%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (7.83%) LAN
11 15 (6.91%) Ethernet
12 13 (5.99%) VLAN
13 12 (5.53%) DHCP
14 11 (5.07%) Calico
14 11 (5.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 11 (5.07%) Fibre Channel
15 10 (4.61%) Wireless
16 9 (4.15%) Remote Desktop
16 9 (4.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.61%) Hadoop
3 8 (3.69%) GIS
3 8 (3.69%) HBase
4 2 (0.92%) Big Data
5 1 (0.46%) Data Vault
Development Applications
1 11 (5.07%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.76%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (2.30%) JIRA
4 4 (1.84%) Hudson
4 4 (1.84%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.92%) Bitbucket
General
1 23 (10.60%) Finance
2 21 (9.68%) Public Sector
3 11 (5.07%) Law
4 10 (4.61%) Banking
4 10 (4.61%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.92%) Billing
5 2 (0.92%) Electronics
5 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.92%) Marketing
5 2 (0.92%) Publishing
5 2 (0.92%) Retail
6 1 (0.46%) Local Government
6 1 (0.46%) Police
Job Titles
1 43 (19.82%) VMware Engineer
2 40 (18.43%) Consultant
3 34 (15.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (13.82%) Architect
5 27 (12.44%) Network Engineer
6 25 (11.52%) Cloud Engineer
7 22 (10.14%) VMware Consultant
8 15 (6.91%) VMware Architect
9 14 (6.45%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 12 (5.53%) Cloud Architect
10 12 (5.53%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 9 (4.15%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (4.15%) Platform Engineer
12 8 (3.69%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (3.69%) Network Architect
13 7 (3.23%) Senior Cloud Engineer
13 7 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
14 6 (2.76%) Support Engineer
15 5 (2.30%) Cloud Consultant
15 5 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.53%) JSON
1 12 (5.53%) XML
2 4 (1.84%) REST
3 2 (0.92%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.92%) AngularJS
3 2 (0.92%) CSS
3 2 (0.92%) CSS3
3 2 (0.92%) Flash
3 2 (0.92%) HTML
3 2 (0.92%) HTML5
3 2 (0.92%) Middleware
3 2 (0.92%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.46%) LDAP
4 1 (0.46%) SAML
4 1 (0.46%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 67 (30.88%) Data Centre
2 28 (12.90%) Private Cloud
3 12 (5.53%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (4.61%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 7 (3.23%) Clustering
5 7 (3.23%) EMC VNX
5 7 (3.23%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.84%) Replication
6 4 (1.84%) User Experience
7 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.92%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.92%) NHS
8 2 (0.92%) PKI
9 1 (0.46%) Derivative
9 1 (0.46%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 75 (34.56%) Windows
2 54 (24.88%) Linux
3 35 (16.13%) Windows Server
4 16 (7.37%) Ubuntu
4 16 (7.37%) Windows Server 2016
5 15 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (6.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (6.45%) Windows 10
7 13 (5.99%) Windows Server 2019
8 9 (4.15%) Windows 7
9 6 (2.76%) Unix
10 3 (1.38%) VMS
11 2 (0.92%) CentOS
12 1 (0.46%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (24.88%) DevOps
2 40 (18.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 37 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (16.59%) ITIL
5 34 (15.67%) Converged Infrastructure
5 34 (15.67%) Migration
6 25 (11.52%) Network Virtualisation
7 23 (10.60%) Load Balancing
7 23 (10.60%) Project Delivery
8 20 (9.22%) Configuration Management
9 19 (8.76%) Change Management
10 18 (8.29%) Infrastructure as Code
11 15 (6.91%) High Availability
11 15 (6.91%) Storage Management
12 13 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (5.53%) Deployment Automation
14 11 (5.07%) Runbook
15 10 (4.61%) Information Security
15 10 (4.61%) Scrum
15 10 (4.61%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 45 (20.74%) PowerShell
2 22 (10.14%) Python
3 16 (7.37%) C
4 9 (4.15%) Bash Shell
4 9 (4.15%) Perl
4 9 (4.15%) VB
5 4 (1.84%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.84%) SQL
6 3 (1.38%) R
7 2 (0.92%) C#
7 2 (0.92%) C++
7 2 (0.92%) Java
8 1 (0.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 110 (50.69%) Security Cleared
2 71 (32.72%) SC Cleared
3 50 (23.04%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (18.43%) DV Cleared
5 36 (16.59%) CCNP
6 23 (10.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (7.83%) CCNA
8 12 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (4.61%) Degree
10 9 (4.15%) VCAP
11 7 (3.23%) VCP6
12 5 (2.30%) CCIE
13 4 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (1.84%) NCDA
14 3 (1.38%) CISSP
15 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.46%) Master's Degree
15 1 (0.46%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.99%) SLA
2 2 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.46%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.46%) NCSC
System Software
1 138 (63.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (29.49%) vSphere
3 52 (23.96%) VMware ESXi
4 49 (22.58%) Active Directory
5 27 (12.44%) vCloud
6 19 (8.76%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (4.61%) Docker
8 8 (3.69%) HDFS
8 8 (3.69%) Hyper-V
9 7 (3.23%) NFS
10 6 (2.76%) VMFS
11 3 (1.38%) KVM
11 3 (1.38%) XenApp
12 2 (0.92%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.46%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.46%) UAG
13 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 70 (32.26%) vCenter Server
1 70 (32.26%) vRealize
2 54 (24.88%) Ansible
3 29 (13.36%) Kubernetes
4 26 (11.98%) PowerCLI
5 21 (9.68%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 16 (7.37%) Terraform
7 11 (5.07%) Istio
7 11 (5.07%) Puppet
8 10 (4.61%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (4.61%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (3.69%) Grafana
9 8 (3.69%) vMotion
10 4 (1.84%) Avamar
10 4 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (1.84%) HAProxy
10 4 (1.84%) Salt
10 4 (1.84%) SCCM
11 3 (1.38%) ITRS Geneos
11 3 (1.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 201 (92.63%) VMware
2 86 (39.63%) Cisco
3 67 (30.88%) Dell
4 44 (20.28%) Microsoft
5 37 (17.05%) F5
6 29 (13.36%) Palo Alto
7 22 (10.14%) HP
8 17 (7.83%) EMC
9 14 (6.45%) Fortinet
10 12 (5.53%) Oracle
11 9 (4.15%) ESRI
11 9 (4.15%) Lumension
11 9 (4.15%) SAP
11 9 (4.15%) SolarWinds
11 9 (4.15%) Sophos
12 8 (3.69%) Brocade
12 8 (3.69%) NetApp
13 7 (3.23%) CheckPoint
13 7 (3.23%) Citrix
13 7 (3.23%) Juniper