Period
to 20 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for vRealize skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited vRealize over the 6 months to 20 September 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 vRealize Suite
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 566 448 711
Rank change year-on-year -118 +263 +94
Contract jobs citing vRealize 229 59 125
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.83% 1.27% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 43 73
10th Percentile £398 £357 £355
25th Percentile £448 £405 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £438 £500
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +5.26%
75th Percentile £550 £531 £613
90th Percentile £625 £602 £699
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £430 £500
% change year-on-year +10.47% -14.00% +16.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £26.00

vRealize is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 12,523 4,636 13,286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.84% 15.90% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,872 3,196 9,089
10th Percentile £353 £313 £285
25th Percentile £444 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.47%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £668 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 85 306
10th Percentile £14.34 £12.14 £12.35
25th Percentile £16.26 £13.99 £15.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.39 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +18.62% -7.67% +20.00%
75th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £39.87
90th Percentile £65.30 £49.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £19.64
% change year-on-year +8.11% -5.80% +12.23%

vRealize
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing vRealize as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for vRealize in the UK

vRealize
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing vRealize.

Daily rate trend for vRealize in the UK

vRealize
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing vRealize over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for vRealize in the UK

vRealize
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing vRealize.

Hourly rate trend for vRealize in the UK

vRealize
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 vRealize within the UK over the 6 months to 20 September 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 -146 154 £500 +8.11% 12
UK excluding London -93 111 £475 +10.47% 11
Work from Home -147 108 £500 +23.46% 2
London -148 48 £525 +27.27% 3
South East -75 45 £440 -2.22% 2
North of England -55 31 £488 -5.80% 1
Yorkshire -26 23 £475 -8.21%
Scotland -80 20 £440 +5.39% 1
South West -38 10 £563 +4.65% 2
East of England -36 8 £550 -19.71%
North West - 7 £500 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £269 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £550 - 4
Midlands - 2 £550 - 4
North East - 1 £400 - 1
Wales - 1 £600 -

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing vRealize 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 vRealize.

1 212 (92.58%) VMware
2 134 (58.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (42.36%) vSphere
4 87 (37.99%) Windows
5 83 (36.24%) VMware NSX
6 78 (34.06%) Security Cleared
7 75 (32.75%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 69 (30.13%) VSAN
9 67 (29.26%) Social Skills
10 64 (27.95%) Ansible
11 60 (26.20%) Active Directory
12 57 (24.89%) Linux
13 56 (24.45%) PowerShell
14 52 (22.71%) VMware ESXi
15 46 (20.09%) DevOps
16 45 (19.65%) vCenter Server
16 45 (19.65%) SC Cleared
16 45 (19.65%) Microsoft
17 44 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
17 44 (19.21%) AWS
18 43 (18.78%) Azure
18 43 (18.78%) Data Centre
19 42 (18.34%) Windows Server
20 40 (17.47%) Python
21 37 (16.16%) ITIL
21 37 (16.16%) Dell
22 36 (15.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 36 (15.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 35 (15.28%) Finance
24 34 (14.85%) Terraform

vRealize
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 7 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.18%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.75%) Confluence
3 4 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.31%) IIS
4 3 (1.31%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.87%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.87%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.44%) Apache
6 1 (0.44%) JBoss
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.44%) SAS
6 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 44 (19.21%) AWS
2 43 (18.78%) Azure
3 12 (5.24%) GCP
3 12 (5.24%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (3.06%) Yammer
5 6 (2.62%) GitHub
5 6 (2.62%) IaaS
6 5 (2.18%) Akamai
7 4 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.75%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 4 (1.75%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.75%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.75%) Route 53
7 4 (1.75%) Serverless
8 3 (1.31%) AWS CodeBuild
8 3 (1.31%) AWS CodeDeploy
8 3 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.87%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 69 (30.13%) VSAN
2 26 (11.35%) Firewall
3 18 (7.86%) DNS
3 18 (7.86%) SAN
4 14 (6.11%) LAN
4 14 (6.11%) WAN
5 13 (5.68%) Software-Defined Networking
6 11 (4.80%) BGP
7 10 (4.37%) Network Security
7 10 (4.37%) VLAN
8 9 (3.93%) IPv4
8 9 (3.93%) IPv6
8 9 (3.93%) MPLS
8 9 (3.93%) Remote Desktop
8 9 (3.93%) VPLS
8 9 (3.93%) VPN
9 8 (3.49%) Multicast
9 8 (3.49%) OSPF
9 8 (3.49%) Unicast
10 7 (3.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.31%) InfluxDB
3 2 (0.87%) MySQL
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (5.24%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.80%) GitLab
3 7 (3.06%) JIRA
4 5 (2.18%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.75%) Artifactory
6 3 (1.31%) Bitbucket
General
1 67 (29.26%) Social Skills
2 35 (15.28%) Finance
3 8 (3.49%) Banking
4 7 (3.06%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.62%) Documentation Skills
6 4 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.75%) Retail
7 3 (1.31%) Legal
7 3 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.87%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.87%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (0.87%) Military
8 2 (0.87%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 60 (26.20%) Consultant
2 53 (23.14%) VMware Engineer
3 42 (18.34%) VMware Consultant
4 30 (13.10%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 29 (12.66%) Architect
6 20 (8.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (8.73%) VMware Architect
7 14 (6.11%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (5.24%) Cloud Engineer
8 12 (5.24%) Hyper-V Engineer
9 7 (3.06%) Azure Engineer
9 7 (3.06%) Network Engineer
10 6 (2.62%) Automation Consultant
10 6 (2.62%) Deployment Engineer
10 6 (2.62%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (2.62%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 6 (2.62%) Wintel Engineer
11 5 (2.18%) Automation Engineer
11 5 (2.18%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (1.75%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.92%) JSON
2 21 (9.17%) XML
3 8 (3.49%) Spine.js
4 4 (1.75%) Web Services
4 4 (1.75%) YAML
5 3 (1.31%) REST
6 2 (0.87%) Middleware
7 1 (0.44%) COM
7 1 (0.44%) FastAPI
7 1 (0.44%) ServiceStack
7 1 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.44%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 43 (18.78%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.11%) Public Cloud
3 11 (4.80%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (3.93%) Clustering
5 7 (3.06%) PKI
5 7 (3.06%) Replication
6 6 (2.62%) Cloud Native
6 6 (2.62%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (2.18%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.75%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.87%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.44%) CMDB
10 1 (0.44%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.44%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.44%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.44%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 87 (37.99%) Windows
2 57 (24.89%) Linux
3 42 (18.34%) Windows Server
4 24 (10.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (4.37%) Windows Server 2016
5 10 (4.37%) Windows Server 2019
6 8 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.62%) CentOS
7 6 (2.62%) Ubuntu
7 6 (2.62%) Unix
8 3 (1.31%) AIX
9 2 (0.87%) Solaris
9 2 (0.87%) VMS
9 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.44%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.09%) DevOps
2 44 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (16.16%) ITIL
4 36 (15.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 29 (12.66%) Configuration Management
6 28 (12.23%) Migration
7 19 (8.30%) Storage Management
8 18 (7.86%) Workflow
9 17 (7.42%) Load Balancing
10 15 (6.55%) Dashboard Development
10 15 (6.55%) ITIL V3
11 13 (5.68%) Deployment Automation
11 13 (5.68%) Requirements Workshops
12 12 (5.24%) Network Virtualisation
13 10 (4.37%) Cloud Operations
13 10 (4.37%) Network Design
13 10 (4.37%) Use Case
14 9 (3.93%) Data Protection
15 8 (3.49%) Computer Science
15 8 (3.49%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 56 (24.45%) PowerShell
2 40 (17.47%) Python
3 16 (6.99%) Java
4 15 (6.55%) Bash Shell
5 12 (5.24%) SQL
6 7 (3.06%) C
7 6 (2.62%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.75%) Groovy
9 2 (0.87%) PHP
10 1 (0.44%) Go
10 1 (0.44%) Ruby
10 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 78 (34.06%) Security Cleared
2 45 (19.65%) SC Cleared
3 36 (15.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 19 (8.30%) VCAP
5 16 (6.99%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.93%) Degree
7 8 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (3.06%) MCITP
8 7 (3.06%) RHCA
8 7 (3.06%) RHCE
9 6 (2.62%) MCTS
10 4 (1.75%) CCNP
10 4 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.75%) OCP
10 4 (1.75%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (1.75%) VCP6
11 2 (0.87%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.87%) CCNA
11 2 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 134 (58.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 97 (42.36%) vSphere
3 83 (36.24%) VMware NSX
4 60 (26.20%) Active Directory
5 52 (22.71%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (10.48%) Hyper-V
7 17 (7.42%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (5.68%) vCloud
9 6 (2.62%) Firmware
9 6 (2.62%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (1.75%) Docker
10 4 (1.75%) KVM
11 2 (0.87%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.87%) XenApp
12 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.44%) NFS
12 1 (0.44%) UAG
12 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 75 (32.75%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 64 (27.95%) Ansible
3 45 (19.65%) vCenter Server
4 34 (14.85%) Terraform
5 27 (11.79%) Puppet
6 23 (10.04%) PowerCLI
7 18 (7.86%) Kubernetes
8 12 (5.24%) SCVMM
9 11 (4.80%) Red Hat Satellite
10 10 (4.37%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (4.37%) SCCM
11 7 (3.06%) AirWatch
11 7 (3.06%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (3.06%) SCOM
11 7 (3.06%) StackStorm
12 6 (2.62%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (2.62%) Grafana
12 6 (2.62%) Rancher
13 5 (2.18%) SCOrch
14 4 (1.75%) Kibana
Vendors
1 212 (92.58%) VMware
2 45 (19.65%) Microsoft
3 37 (16.16%) Dell
4 30 (13.10%) HP
5 26 (11.35%) Cisco
6 23 (10.04%) Red Hat
7 19 (8.30%) Citrix
8 17 (7.42%) NetApp
9 15 (6.55%) EMC
10 10 (4.37%) 3PAR
11 9 (3.93%) Nimble Storage
11 9 (3.93%) ServiceNow
11 9 (3.93%) Veeam
12 8 (3.49%) CommVault
12 8 (3.49%) Oracle
13 7 (3.06%) MobileIron
14 6 (2.62%) CheckPoint
14 6 (2.62%) Isilon
15 5 (2.18%) IBM
15 5 (2.18%) Splunk