Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 500 511 723
Rank change year-on-year +11 +212 +69
Contract jobs citing vRealize 179 137 128
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.96% 1.85% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 80 91
10th Percentile £363 £337 £406
25th Percentile £406 £399 £414
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £488
Median % change year-on-year - -7.69% -2.50%
75th Percentile £513 £541 £588
90th Percentile £564 £600 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £468
% change year-on-year +2.27% -5.88% +11.64%

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 9,117 7,391 13,334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.95% 14.66% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,480 5,101 9,055
10th Percentile £341 £275 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £594 £600
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 212 311
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.27 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +81.68% +4.14% +5.71%
75th Percentile £53.00 £30.94 £36.67
90th Percentile £63.00 £48.58 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +18.92% +8.82% +8.87%

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 +47 138 £460 -3.16% 24
UK excluding London +44 100 £450 +2.27% 15
Work from Home -202 65 £475 +5.56% 3
London -23 43 £500 +5.26% 9
North of England +38 30 £450 +5.88% 2
South East +28 30 £425 -5.56% 5
Yorkshire +50 26 £450 +5.88%
Scotland -32 12 £436 +2.59%
Wales +16 11 £388 -3.13% 1
South West +43 10 £420 -21.86% 2
East of England +37 6 £663 -1.85% 2
Midlands +7 3 £473 - 3
West Midlands +3 3 £473 - 2
North West -3 2 £500 +14.29% 2
North East - 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 172 (96.09%) VMware
2 112 (62.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (45.25%) Windows
4 75 (41.90%) vSphere
5 64 (35.75%) VMware ESXi
6 62 (34.64%) Security Cleared
6 62 (34.64%) VMware NSX
7 51 (28.49%) Linux
7 51 (28.49%) Dell
8 49 (27.37%) VSAN
8 49 (27.37%) Windows Server
9 47 (26.26%) vCenter Server
9 47 (26.26%) Data Centre
10 44 (24.58%) SC Cleared
11 42 (23.46%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 41 (22.91%) Microsoft
13 38 (21.23%) PowerShell
14 36 (20.11%) Active Directory
15 33 (18.44%) ITIL
15 33 (18.44%) Finance
16 32 (17.88%) AWS
17 31 (17.32%) Migration
18 29 (16.20%) Ansible
19 28 (15.64%) Social Skills
19 28 (15.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 28 (15.64%) HP
19 28 (15.64%) Azure
20 27 (15.08%) DevOps
21 25 (13.97%) IaaS
21 25 (13.97%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 5 (2.79%) Confluence
1 5 (2.79%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.23%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.68%) Apache
3 3 (1.68%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.68%) SAS
3 3 (1.68%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.12%) nginx
4 2 (1.12%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.56%) IIS
5 1 (0.56%) JBoss
5 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (2.23%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 32 (17.88%) AWS
2 28 (15.64%) Azure
3 25 (13.97%) IaaS
4 12 (6.70%) GCP
5 8 (4.47%) GitHub
6 7 (3.91%) Microsoft 365
7 5 (2.79%) SaaS
8 3 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.68%) Yammer
9 2 (1.12%) Akamai
9 2 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (1.12%) Azure Service Fabric
9 2 (1.12%) Heroku
9 2 (1.12%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.56%) AWS CodeDeploy
10 1 (0.56%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.56%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 49 (27.37%) VSAN
2 19 (10.61%) Firewall
3 13 (7.26%) Remote Desktop
4 12 (6.70%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (6.70%) SAN
5 7 (3.91%) VLAN
5 7 (3.91%) WAN
6 6 (3.35%) DNS
6 6 (3.35%) iSCSI
6 6 (3.35%) LAN
7 5 (2.79%) Network Security
7 5 (2.79%) Skype
8 4 (2.23%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.23%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (2.23%) IPv4
8 4 (2.23%) Multicast
8 4 (2.23%) Unicast
8 4 (2.23%) VPLS
8 4 (2.23%) VPN
8 4 (2.23%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.56%) InfluxDB
2 1 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (6.15%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.47%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.91%) GitLab
4 6 (3.35%) Bitbucket
5 5 (2.79%) JIRA
6 3 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.12%) CF BOSH
7 2 (1.12%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (1.12%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.56%) Artifactory
General
1 33 (18.44%) Finance
2 28 (15.64%) Social Skills
3 8 (4.47%) Public Sector
4 7 (3.91%) Banking
4 7 (3.91%) Presentation Skills
5 6 (3.35%) Influencing Skills
6 4 (2.23%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.68%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.12%) Retail
9 1 (0.56%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (26.82%) VMware Engineer
2 31 (17.32%) Architect
2 31 (17.32%) Consultant
3 26 (14.53%) VMware Consultant
4 25 (13.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (9.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 15 (8.38%) VMware Architect
7 13 (7.26%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (5.59%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (5.03%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (3.91%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.35%) Deployment Engineer
11 6 (3.35%) Technical Architect
12 5 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
13 4 (2.23%) Data Centre Engineer
13 4 (2.23%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
13 4 (2.23%) Hyper-V Engineer
13 4 (2.23%) Linux Engineer
13 4 (2.23%) Wintel Engineer
14 3 (1.68%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.94%) XML
2 14 (7.82%) JSON
3 4 (2.23%) Spine.js
4 3 (1.68%) REST
5 2 (1.12%) OAuth
5 2 (1.12%) OAuth2
5 2 (1.12%) SAML
6 1 (0.56%) LDAP
6 1 (0.56%) ServiceStack
6 1 (0.56%) Web Services
6 1 (0.56%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 47 (26.26%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.70%) Hybrid Cloud
3 10 (5.59%) EMC VNX
4 9 (5.03%) Public Cloud
5 8 (4.47%) Clustering
5 8 (4.47%) Private Cloud
6 6 (3.35%) Cloud Native
6 6 (3.35%) CMDB
7 5 (2.79%) Replication
8 3 (1.68%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.68%) PKI
9 2 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.12%) NHS
9 2 (1.12%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.56%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 81 (45.25%) Windows
2 51 (28.49%) Linux
3 49 (27.37%) Windows Server
4 21 (11.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (9.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (9.50%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (4.47%) Ubuntu
6 8 (4.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.47%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (3.91%) Unix
8 6 (3.35%) Solaris
9 4 (2.23%) VMS
10 2 (1.12%) CentOS
11 1 (0.56%) AIX
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.44%) ITIL
2 31 (17.32%) Migration
3 27 (15.08%) DevOps
4 25 (13.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 23 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (12.29%) Configuration Management
7 17 (9.50%) Change Management
7 17 (9.50%) Storage Management
8 13 (7.26%) Converged Infrastructure
9 11 (6.15%) Deployment Automation
10 10 (5.59%) Network Virtualisation
10 10 (5.59%) Use Case
11 9 (5.03%) Capacity Management
11 9 (5.03%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (5.03%) Dashboard Development
11 9 (5.03%) High Availability
11 9 (5.03%) Service Management
11 9 (5.03%) Workflow
12 8 (4.47%) ITIL V3
12 8 (4.47%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 38 (21.23%) PowerShell
2 15 (8.38%) Python
3 10 (5.59%) Bash Shell
3 10 (5.59%) SQL
4 6 (3.35%) Java
5 5 (2.79%) Ruby
6 3 (1.68%) Perl
7 2 (1.12%) Go
8 1 (0.56%) C
8 1 (0.56%) Groovy
8 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (34.64%) Security Cleared
2 44 (24.58%) SC Cleared
3 28 (15.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (5.03%) Degree
4 9 (5.03%) DV Cleared
5 8 (4.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.91%) RHCA
6 7 (3.91%) RHCE
6 7 (3.91%) VCP6
7 6 (3.35%) CCNP
7 6 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.35%) VCAP
8 5 (2.79%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (2.79%) MCITP
9 3 (1.68%) MCSA
9 3 (1.68%) MCSE
9 3 (1.68%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.12%) CCNA
10 2 (1.12%) MCTS
11 1 (0.56%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.91%) SLA
2 3 (1.68%) GMP
System Software
1 112 (62.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (41.90%) vSphere
3 64 (35.75%) VMware ESXi
4 62 (34.64%) VMware NSX
5 36 (20.11%) Active Directory
6 19 (10.61%) Hyper-V
7 16 (8.94%) Docker
8 13 (7.26%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (6.15%) vCloud
10 6 (3.35%) XenApp
11 4 (2.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 3 (1.68%) Terminal Services
12 3 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (1.12%) UAG
14 1 (0.56%) Firmware
14 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.56%) NFS
14 1 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (26.26%) vCenter Server
2 42 (23.46%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 29 (16.20%) Ansible
4 22 (12.29%) Terraform
5 18 (10.06%) PowerCLI
5 18 (10.06%) Puppet
6 16 (8.94%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (5.59%) Kubernetes
8 9 (5.03%) NetBackup
8 9 (5.03%) SCOM
9 7 (3.91%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (3.91%) SCCM
10 6 (3.35%) Packer
11 5 (2.79%) Avamar
11 5 (2.79%) SCVMM
12 4 (2.23%) AirWatch
12 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (2.23%) SCOrch
12 4 (2.23%) Tivoli
12 4 (2.23%) vMotion
Vendors
1 172 (96.09%) VMware
2 51 (28.49%) Dell
3 41 (22.91%) Microsoft
4 28 (15.64%) HP
5 22 (12.29%) Cisco
6 20 (11.17%) EMC
7 16 (8.94%) Citrix
8 14 (7.82%) Oracle
8 14 (7.82%) Red Hat
9 13 (7.26%) ServiceNow
10 12 (6.70%) IBM
11 11 (6.15%) Google
12 9 (5.03%) Veeam
13 6 (3.35%) Juniper
14 5 (2.79%) Atlassian
14 5 (2.79%) BMC
14 5 (2.79%) CyberArk
14 5 (2.79%) F5
14 5 (2.79%) Fortinet
14 5 (2.79%) NetApp