Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 412 671 693
Rank change year-on-year +259 +22 +7
Contract jobs citing VMware NSX 138 181 205
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 2.64% 1.26% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 85 128
Median daily rate £455 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £386 £304 £290
90th Percentile £600 £588 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +1.11% +2.86% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 8
Median hourly rate £52.50 - £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.76 - £47.00

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 5,218 14,314 14,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.90% 15.60% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,259 9,449 9,554
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £200 £178 £183
90th Percentile £630 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 650 886
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.12 £47.50 £44.63
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +12.50% +0.88% +5.73%

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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
UK excluding London +192 94 £455 +1.11% 19
England +244 93 £500 +11.11% 21
Scotland +86 27 £415 -7.78%
London +200 26 £519 -1.19% 2
South East +162 26 £500 +25.00% 6
North of England +112 14 £450 -5.26% 2
East of England +81 14 £500 +11.11% 1
Work from Home -8 10 £475 +5.56% 1
South West +63 8 £519 +9.21% 9
Yorkshire +84 7 £475 +11.76% 1
North West +75 7 £375 -30.23%
Midlands +99 5 £500 +33.33% 1
West Midlands +76 5 £500 +33.33% 1

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 138 (100.00%) VMware
2 93 (67.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (52.17%) Security Cleared
4 53 (38.41%) Active Directory
5 51 (36.96%) Windows
6 49 (35.51%) SC Cleared
7 48 (34.78%) vSphere
8 45 (32.61%) PowerShell
8 45 (32.61%) Cisco
9 44 (31.88%) vRealize
10 42 (30.43%) VSAN
11 41 (29.71%) Windows Server
12 33 (23.91%) Ansible
13 30 (21.74%) Data Centre
14 29 (21.01%) DevOps
15 28 (20.29%) Cisco Certification
15 28 (20.29%) Configuration Management
16 27 (19.57%) Firewall
16 27 (19.57%) Migration
17 26 (18.84%) ITIL
17 26 (18.84%) vCenter Server
18 25 (18.12%) Citrix
18 25 (18.12%) VMware ESXi
19 24 (17.39%) DV Cleared
20 23 (16.67%) PowerCLI
21 22 (15.94%) XML
22 21 (15.22%) Linux
22 21 (15.22%) Juniper
22 21 (15.22%) NetApp
23 20 (14.49%) Microsoft

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 15 (10.87%) ArcGIS
2 6 (4.35%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.90%) Confluence
4 3 (2.17%) JBoss
5 2 (1.45%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.72%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
1 15 (10.87%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.14%) AWS
2 10 (7.25%) Azure
3 9 (6.52%) GCP
4 8 (5.80%) IaaS
5 5 (3.62%) PaaS
6 3 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.45%) Akamai
7 2 (1.45%) Office 365
7 2 (1.45%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.72%) GitHub
8 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (30.43%) VSAN
2 27 (19.57%) Firewall
3 20 (14.49%) DNS
4 15 (10.87%) DHCP
4 15 (10.87%) WAN
5 14 (10.14%) BGP
5 14 (10.14%) OSPF
6 11 (7.97%) Network Security
6 11 (7.97%) Software-Defined Networking
7 10 (7.25%) TCP/IP
8 9 (6.52%) VPN
9 7 (5.07%) MPLS
9 7 (5.07%) VLAN
10 6 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (4.35%) EIGRP
10 6 (4.35%) Internet
10 6 (4.35%) NetScaler
11 5 (3.62%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (3.62%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.77%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.14%) GIS
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Bitbucket
1 4 (2.90%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.90%) JIRA
2 2 (1.45%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (1.45%) Subversion
3 1 (0.72%) GitLab
3 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (7.97%) Finance
1 11 (7.97%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.17%) Legal
3 2 (1.45%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.72%) Banking
4 1 (0.72%) Law
4 1 (0.72%) Local Government
4 1 (0.72%) Marketing
4 1 (0.72%) Police
Job Titles
1 25 (18.12%) Architect
1 25 (18.12%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 22 (15.94%) Consultant
3 16 (11.59%) Network Engineer
4 15 (10.87%) VMware Engineer
5 8 (5.80%) Designer
5 8 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (5.80%) Integration Engineer
5 8 (5.80%) Network Architect
5 8 (5.80%) VMware Architect
6 7 (5.07%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (3.62%) Administrator
8 5 (3.62%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (3.62%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.62%) Network Consultant
8 5 (3.62%) Senior Designer
8 5 (3.62%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.62%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (3.62%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.94%) XML
2 6 (4.35%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.90%) .NET
4 3 (2.17%) RESTful
5 2 (1.45%) Flash
5 2 (1.45%) JSON
5 2 (1.45%) Middleware
5 2 (1.45%) REST
5 2 (1.45%) YAML
6 1 (0.72%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.07%) Private Cloud
3 6 (4.35%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.62%) Replication
5 4 (2.90%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.17%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.45%) Clustering
7 2 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.45%) Machine to Machine
7 2 (1.45%) PKI
7 2 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.72%) Derivative
8 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) NHS
8 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (36.96%) Windows
2 41 (29.71%) Windows Server
3 21 (15.22%) Linux
4 18 (13.04%) Windows 10
4 18 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (11.59%) Windows Server 2016
5 16 (11.59%) Windows Server 2019
6 15 (10.87%) Windows 7
6 15 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (4.35%) Unix
9 5 (3.62%) CentOS
10 3 (2.17%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.01%) DevOps
2 28 (20.29%) Configuration Management
3 27 (19.57%) Migration
4 26 (18.84%) ITIL
5 19 (13.77%) Deployment Automation
6 17 (12.32%) Data Migration
7 15 (10.87%) Network Design
8 14 (10.14%) Image Processing
9 12 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (7.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 11 (7.97%) Load Balancing
10 11 (7.97%) Test Scripting
11 10 (7.25%) Change Management
11 10 (7.25%) Security Architecture
11 10 (7.25%) SIEM
12 9 (6.52%) Systems Engineering
13 8 (5.80%) Network Virtualisation
13 8 (5.80%) Requirements Analysis
13 8 (5.80%) Service Design
14 7 (5.07%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 45 (32.61%) PowerShell
2 14 (10.14%) VB
3 12 (8.70%) C
4 11 (7.97%) Python
5 4 (2.90%) C++
5 4 (2.90%) Perl
6 2 (1.45%) VBScript
7 1 (0.72%) Go
7 1 (0.72%) Java
7 1 (0.72%) PHP
7 1 (0.72%) Ruby
7 1 (0.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 49 (35.51%) SC Cleared
3 28 (20.29%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (17.39%) DV Cleared
5 15 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (8.70%) CCNP
7 8 (5.80%) CCNA
8 7 (5.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.90%) CCA
9 4 (2.90%) CCENT
9 4 (2.90%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (2.90%) CISSP
9 4 (2.90%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (2.17%) CISM
10 3 (2.17%) GIAC
10 3 (2.17%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.17%) JNCIE
10 3 (2.17%) JNCIP
10 3 (2.17%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.90%) NIST
2 2 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.72%) NCSC
3 1 (0.72%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 93 (67.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (38.41%) Active Directory
3 48 (34.78%) vSphere
4 25 (18.12%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (14.49%) XenApp
6 19 (13.77%) Terminal Services
7 11 (7.97%) vCloud
8 6 (4.35%) Docker
9 3 (2.17%) KVM
10 2 (1.45%) GFS2
10 2 (1.45%) Samba
10 2 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.72%) UAG
11 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (31.88%) vRealize
2 33 (23.91%) Ansible
3 26 (18.84%) vCenter Server
4 23 (16.67%) PowerCLI
5 11 (7.97%) Puppet
6 10 (7.25%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (3.62%) FortiGate
7 5 (3.62%) Kubernetes
8 3 (2.17%) Cobbler
8 3 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (2.17%) Icinga
9 2 (1.45%) Nessus
9 2 (1.45%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.45%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.45%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.45%) SCOM
9 2 (1.45%) SELinux
9 2 (1.45%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 1 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 138 (100.00%) VMware
2 45 (32.61%) Cisco
3 25 (18.12%) Citrix
4 21 (15.22%) Juniper
4 21 (15.22%) NetApp
5 20 (14.49%) Microsoft
6 19 (13.77%) Oracle
6 19 (13.77%) Palo Alto
7 18 (13.04%) F5
8 15 (10.87%) ESRI
8 15 (10.87%) Lumension
8 15 (10.87%) Sophos
9 9 (6.52%) CheckPoint
9 9 (6.52%) Dell
10 7 (5.07%) Red Hat
11 6 (4.35%) CommVault
11 6 (4.35%) Fortinet
12 5 (3.62%) EMC
12 5 (3.62%) HP
13 4 (2.90%) CA