Period
to 31 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for vCenter Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited vCenter Server over the 6 months to 31 May 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 vCenter Server
UK > England
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 464 631 703
Rank change year-on-year +167 +72 -53
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 127 192 181
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.04% 1.53% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 137 105
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £313 £247 £263
90th Percentile £550 £625 £549
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 14
Median hourly rate £44.76 £49.00 £43.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.66% +13.41% +92.03%
10th Percentile £25.00 £43.70 £16.80
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.90 £47.62
UK median hourly rate £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +7.48% +4.71% +88.89%

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

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 6,215 12,560 12,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.95% 15.03% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,127 8,396 8,174
Median daily rate £500 £500 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.50% +7.57%
10th Percentile £287 £313 £289
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 301 297
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £18.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.82% +4.22% -12.98%
10th Percentile £13.05 £12.00 £11.81
90th Percentile £47.28 £49.50 £50.10
Median hourly rate £23.35 £20.00 £18.71
% change year-on-year +16.73% +6.89% -18.65%

vCenter Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing vCenter Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for vCenter Server in England

vCenter Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing vCenter Server in England.

Daily rate trend for vCenter Server in England

vCenter Server
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing vCenter Server in England over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for vCenter Server in England

vCenter Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing vCenter Server in England.

Hourly rate trend for vCenter Server in England

vCenter Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing vCenter Server in England over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for vCenter Server in England

vCenter Server
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vCenter Server within the England region over the 6 months to 31 May 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
London +165 37 £450 -5.26% 3
South West +43 31 £500 +5.26% 2
South East +118 28 £450 - 9
North of England +111 27 £369 -10.61% 3
North West +70 17 £325 +4.00% 1
Yorkshire +66 9 £417 -1.91% 1
East of England +49 3 £675 +5.88%
North East +29 1 £500 +135.29% 1
vCenter Server
UK

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing vCenter Server 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 across the England region with a requirement for vCenter Server.

1 125 (98.43%) VMware
2 76 (59.84%) VMware ESXi
3 74 (58.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 70 (55.12%) Windows
5 56 (44.09%) Security Cleared
6 49 (38.58%) vSphere
7 46 (36.22%) Windows Server
7 46 (36.22%) SC Cleared
8 45 (35.43%) PowerShell
9 39 (30.71%) Linux
10 35 (27.56%) Cisco
11 34 (26.77%) VMware NSX
11 34 (26.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 32 (25.20%) Python
13 28 (22.05%) Migration
14 27 (21.26%) Active Directory
15 25 (19.69%) Windows Server 2016
16 24 (18.90%) Windows Server 2012
16 24 (18.90%) Firewall
17 23 (18.11%) Ansible
18 22 (17.32%) Microsoft
18 22 (17.32%) Windows Server 2008
19 20 (15.75%) Git (software)
19 20 (15.75%) Dell
19 20 (15.75%) Cisco Certification
19 20 (15.75%) DNS
20 19 (14.96%) JIRA
20 19 (14.96%) Software Engineering
21 18 (14.17%) DHCP
21 18 (14.17%) Bitbucket

vCenter Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 11 (8.66%) OpenStack
2 6 (4.72%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (3.15%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.36%) Confluence
4 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.36%) IIS
4 3 (2.36%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (1.57%) JBoss
5 2 (1.57%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.60%) Azure
2 11 (8.66%) Office 365
3 6 (4.72%) AWS
3 6 (4.72%) IaaS
3 6 (4.72%) PaaS
4 2 (1.57%) Akamai
5 1 (0.79%) GCP
5 1 (0.79%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (18.90%) Firewall
2 20 (15.75%) DNS
3 18 (14.17%) DHCP
4 16 (12.60%) VSAN
5 9 (7.09%) Network Security
5 9 (7.09%) SAN
5 9 (7.09%) SNMP
5 9 (7.09%) TCP/IP
6 7 (5.51%) VXLAN
7 6 (4.72%) BGP
7 6 (4.72%) Internet
7 6 (4.72%) Junos
7 6 (4.72%) OSPF
8 5 (3.94%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (3.94%) iSCSI
8 5 (3.94%) SMTP
8 5 (3.94%) VPN
8 5 (3.94%) WAN
9 4 (3.15%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (3.15%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.57%) Big Data
2 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.79%) EDMS
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (15.75%) Git (software)
2 19 (14.96%) JIRA
3 18 (14.17%) Bitbucket
4 3 (2.36%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.57%) Hudson
5 2 (1.57%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.57%) Subversion
6 1 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 9 (7.09%) Public Sector
2 8 (6.30%) Finance
3 5 (3.94%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.15%) Local Government
5 3 (2.36%) Banking
6 2 (1.57%) Marketing
6 2 (1.57%) Police
6 2 (1.57%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Electronics
7 1 (0.79%) Legal
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (24.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (13.39%) VMware Engineer
3 16 (12.60%) Consultant
4 12 (9.45%) Architect
5 11 (8.66%) Network Engineer
6 10 (7.87%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (7.09%) Python Engineer
7 9 (7.09%) Python Software Engineer
7 9 (7.09%) Software Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) Automation Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) Integration Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) PowerShell Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) Senior Automation Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) VMware Architect
10 5 (3.94%) VMware Consultant
10 5 (3.94%) Windows Engineer
11 4 (3.15%) Cloud Engineer
11 4 (3.15%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.81%) REST
2 9 (7.09%) .NET
3 6 (4.72%) RESTful
4 3 (2.36%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.57%) LDAP
5 2 (1.57%) Middleware
5 2 (1.57%) YAML
6 1 (0.79%) Flash
6 1 (0.79%) HTML
6 1 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.60%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.30%) Clustering
4 6 (4.72%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.15%) Replication
5 4 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.36%) CMDB
6 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.57%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.57%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.57%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.57%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.57%) User Experience
8 1 (0.79%) CCTV
8 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 70 (55.12%) Windows
2 46 (36.22%) Windows Server
3 39 (30.71%) Linux
4 25 (19.69%) Windows Server 2016
5 24 (18.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (17.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (13.39%) Windows Server 2019
8 14 (11.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (9.45%) CentOS
9 12 (9.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (7.09%) Windows 10
11 8 (6.30%) Ubuntu
12 5 (3.94%) Windows 7
13 4 (3.15%) Fedora
13 4 (3.15%) Unix
14 2 (1.57%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.79%) VMS
15 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 28 (22.05%) Migration
3 19 (14.96%) Software Engineering
4 17 (13.39%) DevOps
4 17 (13.39%) High Availability
5 15 (11.81%) ITIL
6 9 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (7.09%) Network Virtualisation
6 9 (7.09%) SIEM
6 9 (7.09%) Task Automation
6 9 (7.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 8 (6.30%) Malware Analysis
8 7 (5.51%) Application Packaging
8 7 (5.51%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 6 (4.72%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (4.72%) Patch Management
9 6 (4.72%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.72%) Storage Management
10 5 (3.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (35.43%) PowerShell
2 32 (25.20%) Python
3 12 (9.45%) Perl
4 9 (7.09%) C++
5 8 (6.30%) SQL
6 5 (3.94%) C
6 5 (3.94%) VBScript
7 4 (3.15%) Java
7 4 (3.15%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.57%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 56 (44.09%) Security Cleared
2 46 (36.22%) SC Cleared
3 20 (15.75%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (10.24%) CCNA
5 11 (8.66%) Network+ Certification
6 10 (7.87%) DV Cleared
7 9 (7.09%) CCENT
7 9 (7.09%) CCNP
8 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (6.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (3.94%) MCSA
9 5 (3.94%) MCSE
10 3 (2.36%) CCIE
10 3 (2.36%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (2.36%) MCITP
10 3 (2.36%) MCP
10 3 (2.36%) MCTS
11 2 (1.57%) Degree
11 2 (1.57%) GIAC
11 2 (1.57%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.30%) NIST
2 4 (3.15%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) NCSC
3 1 (0.79%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (59.84%) VMware ESXi
2 74 (58.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (38.58%) vSphere
4 34 (26.77%) VMware NSX
5 27 (21.26%) Active Directory
6 10 (7.87%) Docker
7 9 (7.09%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (6.30%) vCloud
9 7 (5.51%) NFS
9 7 (5.51%) XenDesktop
10 6 (4.72%) KVM
11 5 (3.94%) VMFS
12 4 (3.15%) Hyper-V
12 4 (3.15%) Samba
12 4 (3.15%) VMware Server
13 3 (2.36%) Terminal Server
13 3 (2.36%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (1.57%) Firmware
14 2 (1.57%) GFS2
14 2 (1.57%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 23 (18.11%) Ansible
2 16 (12.60%) vRealize
3 12 (9.45%) PowerCLI
4 10 (7.87%) Puppet
4 10 (7.87%) SCCM
5 8 (6.30%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (5.51%) Failover Clustering
6 7 (5.51%) vMotion
7 6 (4.72%) Cobbler
7 6 (4.72%) Icinga
8 5 (3.94%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (3.15%) SCOM
10 3 (2.36%) Kubernetes
10 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (2.36%) Nessus
10 3 (2.36%) NetBackup
11 2 (1.57%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (1.57%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (1.57%) SELinux
Vendors
1 125 (98.43%) VMware
2 35 (27.56%) Cisco
3 22 (17.32%) Microsoft
4 20 (15.75%) Dell
5 17 (13.39%) HP
6 13 (10.24%) Juniper
6 13 (10.24%) Palo Alto
7 10 (7.87%) Citrix
7 10 (7.87%) Red Hat
8 8 (6.30%) Remedy
9 7 (5.51%) EMC
9 7 (5.51%) Veeam
10 6 (4.72%) Mirantis
11 5 (3.94%) 3PAR
11 5 (3.94%) SolarWinds
12 4 (3.15%) Twitter
13 3 (2.36%) Atlassian
13 3 (2.36%) Dell Compellent
13 3 (2.36%) F5
13 3 (2.36%) Fortinet