Period
to 5 March 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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 492 575 745
Rank change year-on-year +83 +170 +32
Contract jobs citing vRealize 146 154 145
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.83% 1.57% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 82 112
Median daily rate £440 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £322 £339 £376
90th Percentile £550 £600 £624
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £441 £500
% change year-on-year -4.20% -11.80% +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 7,982 9,789 14,601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.42% 14.44% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,604 6,730 9,933
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £320 £263 £310
90th Percentile £669 £675 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 279 339
Median hourly rate £24.40 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.43% - -
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.44 £12.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £47.08 £47.83
Median hourly rate £22.25 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +27.14% - +12.22%

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 5 March 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 15 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 5 March 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 +113 117 £450 - 21
UK excluding London +133 90 £423 -4.20% 17
South East +107 44 £450 -7.69% 10
London +65 31 £475 +2.70% 5
Work from Home - 28 £448 - 4
North of England +54 13 £425 +13.33%
Yorkshire +50 9 £450 +9.09%
Wales +31 9 £375 -6.25% 1
Scotland +25 9 £410 -6.92%
South West +75 8 £440 -7.37%
East of England +53 5 £530 +32.50% 2
Midlands +38 2 £395 -12.22% 4
West Midlands +33 2 £395 -12.22% 3
North West +31 2 £500 +33.33%
North East - 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 142 (97.26%) VMware
2 99 (67.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (56.85%) vSphere
4 72 (49.32%) VMware NSX
5 71 (48.63%) Windows
6 69 (47.26%) Security Cleared
7 66 (45.21%) VSAN
8 64 (43.84%) Dell
9 63 (43.15%) vCenter Server
10 56 (38.36%) VMware ESXi
11 51 (34.93%) Data Centre
12 45 (30.82%) SC Cleared
13 42 (28.77%) Active Directory
14 40 (27.40%) Microsoft
14 40 (27.40%) IaaS
15 38 (26.03%) Windows Server
16 37 (25.34%) Linux
17 34 (23.29%) Cisco
18 33 (22.60%) Migration
18 33 (22.60%) Converged Infrastructure
19 31 (21.23%) vRealize Orchestrator
19 31 (21.23%) Agile Software Development
19 31 (21.23%) ITIL
20 30 (20.55%) Azure
21 28 (19.18%) AWS
21 28 (19.18%) PowerShell
22 27 (18.49%) DevOps
23 26 (17.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 25 (17.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 24 (16.44%) HP

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 6 (4.11%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.42%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.74%) Confluence
4 3 (2.05%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.05%) SAS
5 2 (1.37%) Apache
5 2 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.37%) nginx
5 2 (1.37%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.68%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (9.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (9.59%) Microsoft Office
1 14 (9.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 40 (27.40%) IaaS
2 30 (20.55%) Azure
3 28 (19.18%) AWS
4 9 (6.16%) GCP
5 7 (4.79%) SaaS
6 6 (4.11%) GitHub
7 3 (2.05%) Microsoft 365
7 3 (2.05%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.37%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (1.37%) Heroku
8 2 (1.37%) PaaS
9 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 66 (45.21%) VSAN
2 21 (14.38%) DNS
3 20 (13.70%) DHCP
3 20 (13.70%) Firewall
4 15 (10.27%) SAN
5 14 (9.59%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (8.90%) Remote Desktop
7 11 (7.53%) iSCSI
8 9 (6.16%) Fibre Channel
9 8 (5.48%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (5.48%) NAS
10 5 (3.42%) LAN
10 5 (3.42%) Network Security
10 5 (3.42%) VLAN
10 5 (3.42%) WAN
11 4 (2.74%) HTTP
12 3 (2.05%) FCoE
13 2 (1.37%) BIG-IP
13 2 (1.37%) DMZ
13 2 (1.37%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (8.22%) Jenkins
2 8 (5.48%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (4.11%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.42%) Bitbucket
4 5 (3.42%) GitLab
5 4 (2.74%) JIRA
6 2 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.37%) CF BOSH
6 2 (1.37%) IBM UrbanCode
6 2 (1.37%) Maven
6 2 (1.37%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (10.27%) Public Sector
2 13 (8.90%) Finance
3 6 (4.11%) Banking
4 1 (0.68%) French Language
4 1 (0.68%) International Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (26.03%) VMware Engineer
2 27 (18.49%) Cloud Engineer
3 25 (17.12%) Architect
4 22 (15.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (13.01%) Consultant
6 15 (10.27%) VMware Consultant
7 14 (9.59%) VMware Architect
8 11 (7.53%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 10 (6.85%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (6.16%) Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (6.16%) Senior Cloud Engineer
11 7 (4.79%) Cloud Architect
12 5 (3.42%) Senior VMware Engineer
13 4 (2.74%) Active Directory Engineer
13 4 (2.74%) Administrator
13 4 (2.74%) Data Centre Engineer
13 4 (2.74%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
13 4 (2.74%) Developer
13 4 (2.74%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.85%) XML
2 8 (5.48%) JSON
3 4 (2.74%) Web Services
4 3 (2.05%) REST
4 3 (2.05%) SOAP
4 3 (2.05%) Spring
5 2 (1.37%) .NET
5 2 (1.37%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.37%) Django
5 2 (1.37%) J2EE
5 2 (1.37%) Node.js
5 2 (1.37%) OAuth
5 2 (1.37%) OAuth2
5 2 (1.37%) SAML
5 2 (1.37%) Spring Boot
5 2 (1.37%) Swagger
6 1 (0.68%) LDAP
6 1 (0.68%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 51 (34.93%) Data Centre
2 17 (11.64%) Private Cloud
3 16 (10.96%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (6.16%) Clustering
5 8 (5.48%) Replication
6 6 (4.11%) CMDB
6 6 (4.11%) Public Cloud
7 5 (3.42%) EMC VNX
7 5 (3.42%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (2.74%) Cloud Native
9 3 (2.05%) NHS
9 3 (2.05%) RSA SecurID
9 3 (2.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.37%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.68%) PKI
11 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 71 (48.63%) Windows
2 38 (26.03%) Windows Server
3 37 (25.34%) Linux
4 21 (14.38%) Windows Server 2016
5 19 (13.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (7.53%) Ubuntu
7 9 (6.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (6.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.11%) Unix
9 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (2.74%) VMS
11 3 (2.05%) CentOS
12 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.60%) Converged Infrastructure
1 33 (22.60%) Migration
2 31 (21.23%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (21.23%) ITIL
3 27 (18.49%) DevOps
4 26 (17.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 18 (12.33%) Change Management
5 18 (12.33%) Configuration Management
6 17 (11.64%) High Availability
7 14 (9.59%) Load Balancing
8 12 (8.22%) Use Case
9 11 (7.53%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (7.53%) Service Management
9 11 (7.53%) Storage Management
10 10 (6.85%) Deployment Automation
11 9 (6.16%) Data Protection
12 8 (5.48%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (5.48%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (5.48%) SIEM
13 7 (4.79%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.18%) PowerShell
2 10 (6.85%) Python
3 6 (4.11%) Bash Shell
3 6 (4.11%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.11%) Perl
4 5 (3.42%) Java
4 5 (3.42%) Ruby
5 4 (2.74%) Go
5 4 (2.74%) SQL
6 2 (1.37%) VB
7 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (47.26%) Security Cleared
2 45 (30.82%) SC Cleared
3 25 (17.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 24 (16.44%) DV Cleared
5 7 (4.79%) CCNP
5 7 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (4.11%) VCAP
6 6 (4.11%) VCP6
7 5 (3.42%) CCNA
7 5 (3.42%) Degree
8 3 (2.05%) MCITP
8 3 (2.05%) MCSA
8 3 (2.05%) MCSE
8 3 (2.05%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.68%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.64%) SLA
2 4 (2.74%) GMP
3 1 (0.68%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.68%) NCSC
3 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 99 (67.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (56.85%) vSphere
3 72 (49.32%) VMware NSX
4 56 (38.36%) VMware ESXi
5 42 (28.77%) Active Directory
6 21 (14.38%) Docker
6 21 (14.38%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (10.96%) Hyper-V
8 15 (10.27%) vCloud
9 13 (8.90%) NFS
10 9 (6.16%) VMFS
11 5 (3.42%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (3.42%) XenApp
12 4 (2.74%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (2.74%) VMware Server
13 2 (1.37%) Terminal Services
13 2 (1.37%) UAG
13 2 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 63 (43.15%) vCenter Server
2 31 (21.23%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 21 (14.38%) Ansible
4 16 (10.96%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (10.27%) Kubernetes
5 15 (10.27%) PowerCLI
5 15 (10.27%) Terraform
6 12 (8.22%) vMotion
7 10 (6.85%) NetBackup
8 9 (6.16%) Puppet
9 8 (5.48%) SCOM
10 5 (3.42%) Avamar
10 5 (3.42%) SCCM
11 4 (2.74%) BladeLogic
11 4 (2.74%) Packer
12 3 (2.05%) AirWatch
12 3 (2.05%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (2.05%) HAProxy
12 3 (2.05%) Tivoli
12 3 (2.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 142 (97.26%) VMware
2 64 (43.84%) Dell
3 40 (27.40%) Microsoft
4 34 (23.29%) Cisco
5 24 (16.44%) HP
6 15 (10.27%) Veeam
7 13 (8.90%) Citrix
7 13 (8.90%) EMC
8 12 (8.22%) Juniper
8 12 (8.22%) Palo Alto
9 11 (7.53%) IBM
10 10 (6.85%) Google
11 9 (6.16%) BMC
11 9 (6.16%) Fortinet
11 9 (6.16%) ServiceNow
12 6 (4.11%) Oracle
13 5 (3.42%) CyberArk
14 4 (2.74%) Ivanti
14 4 (2.74%) Shavlik
14 4 (2.74%) Veritas