Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 569 364 647
Rank change year-on-year -205 +283 +62
Contract jobs citing VMware NSX 246 168 180
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.54% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 2.10% 3.74% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 86 87
10th Percentile £375 £400 £279
25th Percentile £428 £430 £322
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £438
Median % change year-on-year - +14.29% -7.89%
75th Percentile £588 £556 £550
90th Percentile £625 £626 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% -12.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Median hourly rate - £54.75 £35.50
Median % change year-on-year - +54.23% -24.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.50

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 11,721 4,493 13,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.98% 14.56% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,314 3,013 8,922
10th Percentile £205 £220 £163
25th Percentile £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £573
90th Percentile £675 £645 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £435 £413
% change year-on-year -1.72% +5.45% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 169 638
10th Percentile £12.06 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.39 £12.60 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £16.72
Median % change year-on-year -1.41% +6.18% +5.41%
75th Percentile £39.50 £40.00 £24.48
90th Percentile £65.50 £53.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.47 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.85% +2.94% +3.23%

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 18 October 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 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 18 October 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 -215 162 £525 +5.00% 17
UK excluding London -175 105 £475 -5.00% 14
Work from Home -176 96 £500 +6.38% 2
London -181 56 £585 +11.43% 7
South East -82 51 £488 -9.30% 2
Scotland -68 19 £436 +3.50% 2
East of England -43 15 £550 +10.00% 3
North of England -79 11 £475 - 4
South West -70 6 £575 +6.98% 1
Yorkshire -54 5 £444 -11.20% 1
North West -57 5 £475 +11.76% 3
Wales - 5 £530 - 2
West Midlands -64 3 £458 -6.15%
Midlands -77 3 £458 -6.15%
North East - 1 £400 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 241 (97.97%) VMware
2 155 (63.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (40.65%) Cisco
4 93 (37.80%) Ansible
5 92 (37.40%) Windows
6 91 (36.99%) vSphere
7 88 (35.77%) Firewall
8 87 (35.37%) vRealize
9 81 (32.93%) Security Cleared
10 74 (30.08%) Data Centre
10 74 (30.08%) VSAN
11 72 (29.27%) Social Skills
12 65 (26.42%) Active Directory
13 63 (25.61%) Linux
14 59 (23.98%) PowerShell
15 54 (21.95%) Windows Server
16 53 (21.54%) vRealize Orchestrator
17 51 (20.73%) ITIL
18 48 (19.51%) Migration
19 47 (19.11%) vCenter Server
20 46 (18.70%) Azure
21 45 (18.29%) F5
21 45 (18.29%) Python
21 45 (18.29%) Cisco Certification
21 45 (18.29%) WAN
22 44 (17.89%) Network Security
23 42 (17.07%) AWS
24 38 (15.45%) Microsoft
25 37 (15.04%) Dell
25 37 (15.04%) CheckPoint

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 (4.88%) ArcGIS
2 3 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.22%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.81%) IIS
3 2 (0.81%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.81%) nginx
4 1 (0.41%) Confluence
4 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.88%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 46 (18.70%) Azure
2 42 (17.07%) AWS
3 22 (8.94%) GCP
4 12 (4.88%) IaaS
5 11 (4.47%) IBM Cloud
6 10 (4.07%) PaaS
7 7 (2.85%) SoftLayer
8 5 (2.03%) Akamai
9 4 (1.63%) Microsoft 365
9 4 (1.63%) Power Platform
10 3 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.81%) SaaS
12 1 (0.41%) Azure Service Bus
12 1 (0.41%) Catchpoint
12 1 (0.41%) MinIO
12 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 88 (35.77%) Firewall
2 74 (30.08%) VSAN
3 45 (18.29%) WAN
4 44 (17.89%) Network Security
5 36 (14.63%) BGP
6 33 (13.41%) VPN
7 31 (12.60%) LAN
8 28 (11.38%) OSPF
9 26 (10.57%) Software-Defined Networking
10 23 (9.35%) MPLS
11 19 (7.72%) VLAN
12 18 (7.32%) DNS
12 18 (7.32%) IPv4
12 18 (7.32%) Multicast
13 13 (5.28%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (5.28%) IPv6
13 13 (5.28%) SAN
13 13 (5.28%) TCP/IP
14 12 (4.88%) Ethernet
14 12 (4.88%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.88%) GIS
3 6 (2.44%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.63%) Power BI
4 4 (1.63%) Tableau
5 3 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.81%) Big Data
6 2 (0.81%) HBase
6 2 (0.81%) Informix
6 2 (0.81%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.81%) MySQL
7 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.85%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.44%) GitLab
2 6 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (2.03%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.81%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.41%) JIRA
5 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 72 (29.27%) Social Skills
2 18 (7.32%) Public Sector
3 17 (6.91%) Finance
4 15 (6.10%) Telecoms
5 11 (4.47%) Documentation Skills
6 10 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.44%) Retail
8 3 (1.22%) Banking
8 3 (1.22%) Military
9 1 (0.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 62 (25.20%) Consultant
2 56 (22.76%) Architect
3 40 (16.26%) VMware Consultant
4 27 (10.98%) Network Engineer
5 25 (10.16%) VMware Engineer
6 22 (8.94%) VMware Architect
7 18 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (5.69%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 12 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
10 11 (4.47%) Network Architect
11 7 (2.85%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (2.85%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (2.44%) Design Engineer
13 5 (2.03%) Network Consultant
14 4 (1.63%) Administrator
14 4 (1.63%) Data Architect
14 4 (1.63%) Infrastructure Designer
14 4 (1.63%) Network Design Engineer
14 4 (1.63%) Senior Network Engineer
14 4 (1.63%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.10%) JSON
2 10 (4.07%) XML
3 8 (3.25%) Spine.js
4 4 (1.63%) Kafka
5 3 (1.22%) REST
5 3 (1.22%) Web Services
6 2 (0.81%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.81%) ARM Templates
7 1 (0.41%) .NET
7 1 (0.41%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.41%) COM
7 1 (0.41%) CSS
7 1 (0.41%) ExaBGP
7 1 (0.41%) LDAP
7 1 (0.41%) Middleware
7 1 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.41%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 74 (30.08%) Data Centre
2 32 (13.01%) Public Cloud
3 22 (8.94%) Hybrid Cloud
4 16 (6.50%) Clustering
5 13 (5.28%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (3.66%) Replication
7 7 (2.85%) PKI
7 7 (2.85%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 5 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.22%) EMC VMAX
9 3 (1.22%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.81%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.41%) e-Health
11 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 92 (37.40%) Windows
2 63 (25.61%) Linux
3 54 (21.95%) Windows Server
4 26 (10.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (8.13%) Windows Server 2019
6 18 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (6.50%) Windows 10
8 15 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (5.69%) Windows Server 2016
10 12 (4.88%) Windows 7
11 6 (2.44%) Unix
12 5 (2.03%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.81%) VMS
14 1 (0.41%) AIX
14 1 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (20.73%) ITIL
2 48 (19.51%) Migration
3 37 (15.04%) DevOps
4 34 (13.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 33 (13.41%) Network Virtualisation
6 28 (11.38%) Network Design
7 27 (10.98%) Configuration Management
8 25 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (10.16%) Load Balancing
9 20 (8.13%) Data Protection
10 16 (6.50%) Deployment Automation
11 14 (5.69%) Change Management
11 14 (5.69%) Data Migration
11 14 (5.69%) SIEM
12 13 (5.28%) Requirements Workshops
13 12 (4.88%) Image Processing
13 12 (4.88%) ITIL V3
13 12 (4.88%) Requirements Analysis
13 12 (4.88%) Test Scripting
13 12 (4.88%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 59 (23.98%) PowerShell
2 45 (18.29%) Python
3 22 (8.94%) C
4 18 (7.32%) SQL
5 12 (4.88%) VB
6 9 (3.66%) Bash Shell
6 9 (3.66%) JavaScript
7 8 (3.25%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.22%) Perl
9 2 (0.81%) PHP
10 1 (0.41%) Go
10 1 (0.41%) Java
10 1 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 81 (32.93%) Security Cleared
2 45 (18.29%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (15.04%) SC Cleared
4 34 (13.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 30 (12.20%) DV Cleared
6 25 (10.16%) CCNP
7 19 (7.72%) VCAP
8 16 (6.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (5.69%) CCIE
10 11 (4.47%) Degree
11 6 (2.44%) VCP6
12 5 (2.03%) CCDP
13 3 (1.22%) CCNA
13 3 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.22%) MCSE
14 2 (0.81%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
15 1 (0.41%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.41%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.22%) GDPR
1 3 (1.22%) NCSC
1 3 (1.22%) SLA
2 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.41%) Def Stans
System Software
1 155 (63.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 91 (36.99%) vSphere
3 65 (26.42%) Active Directory
4 37 (15.04%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (10.57%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (7.32%) vCloud
7 4 (1.63%) Docker
7 4 (1.63%) Firmware
7 4 (1.63%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.81%) HDFS
8 2 (0.81%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.81%) XenApp
9 1 (0.41%) Ceph
9 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.41%) NFS
Systems Management
1 93 (37.80%) Ansible
2 87 (35.37%) vRealize
3 53 (21.54%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 47 (19.11%) vCenter Server
5 30 (12.20%) Kubernetes
6 17 (6.91%) Terraform
7 15 (6.10%) Red Hat Satellite
8 13 (5.28%) PowerCLI
9 12 (4.88%) FortiGate
10 11 (4.47%) Puppet
11 10 (4.07%) Cisco CUCM
11 10 (4.07%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (2.85%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (2.85%) StackStorm
12 7 (2.85%) WSUS
13 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
13 4 (1.63%) Nagios
13 4 (1.63%) Opsview
13 4 (1.63%) SCOrch
13 4 (1.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 241 (97.97%) VMware
2 100 (40.65%) Cisco
3 45 (18.29%) F5
4 38 (15.45%) Microsoft
5 37 (15.04%) CheckPoint
5 37 (15.04%) Dell
6 35 (14.23%) Red Hat
7 22 (8.94%) HP
8 20 (8.13%) Juniper
9 19 (7.72%) Citrix
10 17 (6.91%) Fortinet
10 17 (6.91%) Oracle
11 14 (5.69%) Palo Alto
12 13 (5.28%) Google
12 13 (5.28%) IBM
13 12 (4.88%) Ericsson
13 12 (4.88%) ESRI
13 12 (4.88%) Lumension
13 12 (4.88%) SolarWinds
13 12 (4.88%) Sophos