Period
to 17 September 2021

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 17 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 vCenter Server
UK > England
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 588 419 616
Rank change year-on-year -169 +197 +44
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 123 70 194
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.23% 1.67% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 40 119
10th Percentile £280 £300 £260
25th Percentile £355 £394 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £488 £413
Median % change year-on-year -12.82% +18.18% +3.13%
75th Percentile £541 £600 £508
90th Percentile £678 £650 £576
UK median daily rate £425 £456 £407
% change year-on-year -6.85% +12.24% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
10th Percentile £46.50 £46.17 £31.63
25th Percentile £46.87 £46.79 £38.50
Median hourly rate £48.12 £47.83 £42.00
Median % change year-on-year +0.61% +13.88% -10.64%
75th Percentile £48.75 " £44.23
90th Percentile £48.75 " £46.24
UK median hourly rate £45.18 £47.83 £42.00
% change year-on-year -5.54% +13.88% -2.79%

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 9,975 4,187 12,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.71% 15.89% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,126 2,927 8,456
10th Percentile £350 £313 £294
25th Percentile £450 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £625 £594 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 68 262
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.52 £12.25
25th Percentile £16.00 £17.26 £14.88
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.17 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.13% +0.84% +14.29%
75th Percentile £40.91 £41.06 £33.25
90th Percentile £59.95 £50.60 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £20.95
% change year-on-year +17.95% -6.91% +19.70%

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 17 September 2021.

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
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 17 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
London -166 38 £435 +2.35% 5
South East -69 36 £410 -14.81% 10
South West -30 27 £425 -20.93% 11
North of England -69 11 £366 -8.50% 11
North West -47 9 £366 +12.62% 6
East of England -42 6 £775 +16.54% 3
Midlands -73 2 £265 -41.11% 5
North East -15 1 £400 -20.00% 3
East Midlands -39 1 £265 -41.11% 2
Yorkshire -49 1 £325 -44.44% 2
West Midlands -60 1 - - 3
vCenter Server
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, 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.

1 119 (96.75%) VMware
2 93 (75.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (58.54%) vSphere
4 70 (56.91%) VMware ESXi
5 57 (46.34%) Windows
6 51 (41.46%) VSAN
7 44 (35.77%) Security Cleared
8 41 (33.33%) VMware NSX
9 40 (32.52%) Ansible
9 40 (32.52%) Data Centre
9 40 (32.52%) Windows Server
9 40 (32.52%) PowerShell
10 38 (30.89%) SC Cleared
10 38 (30.89%) Dell
11 37 (30.08%) Active Directory
12 33 (26.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 32 (26.02%) vRealize
14 31 (25.20%) Cisco
14 31 (25.20%) Linux
15 30 (24.39%) Firewall
16 28 (22.76%) DNS
17 26 (21.14%) Microsoft
18 24 (19.51%) HP
19 23 (18.70%) Social Skills
20 22 (17.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 21 (17.07%) PowerCLI
21 21 (17.07%) Virtual Machines
22 20 (16.26%) Terraform
22 20 (16.26%) Azure
23 19 (15.45%) JSON

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 9 (7.32%) Confluence
2 6 (4.88%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.07%) Apache
3 5 (4.07%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.25%) Mattermost
4 4 (3.25%) nginx
5 3 (2.44%) IIS
6 1 (0.81%) JBoss
6 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.81%) SAS
6 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.26%) Azure
2 13 (10.57%) Microsoft 365
3 11 (8.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (8.13%) AWS
5 8 (6.50%) OpenShift
6 7 (5.69%) IaaS
7 5 (4.07%) Akamai
7 5 (4.07%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 5 (4.07%) Azure Storage
7 5 (4.07%) GCP
8 4 (3.25%) Apigee
8 4 (3.25%) Cloud Run
8 4 (3.25%) GitHub
8 4 (3.25%) PaaS
9 2 (1.63%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (41.46%) VSAN
2 30 (24.39%) Firewall
3 28 (22.76%) DNS
4 19 (15.45%) SAN
5 12 (9.76%) DHCP
6 10 (8.13%) Remote Desktop
7 9 (7.32%) Network Security
8 8 (6.50%) TCP/IP
9 7 (5.69%) VLAN
9 7 (5.69%) WAN
10 6 (4.88%) NetScaler
11 5 (4.07%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (4.07%) Converged Networks
11 5 (4.07%) HTTP
11 5 (4.07%) HTTPS
11 5 (4.07%) LAN
11 5 (4.07%) SNMP
11 5 (4.07%) Software-Defined Networking
11 5 (4.07%) VXLAN
12 4 (3.25%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2017
3 2 (1.63%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.63%) HBase
Development Applications
1 9 (7.32%) JIRA
2 6 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.25%) Bitbucket
3 4 (3.25%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.25%) Selenium
4 1 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (18.70%) Social Skills
2 14 (11.38%) Finance
3 12 (9.76%) Public Sector
4 8 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.50%) Retail
5 7 (5.69%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.07%) Law
7 4 (3.25%) Automotive
8 3 (2.44%) Legal
8 3 (2.44%) Military
9 1 (0.81%) Banking
9 1 (0.81%) Electronics
9 1 (0.81%) Police
Job Titles
1 34 (27.64%) VMware Engineer
2 23 (18.70%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 22 (17.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (8.94%) Network Engineer
5 9 (7.32%) Server Engineer
6 6 (4.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (4.88%) Consultant
6 6 (4.88%) VMware Consultant
6 6 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (4.88%) Wintel Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) Azure Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) Windows Server Engineer
8 4 (3.25%) Developer
8 4 (3.25%) Project Engineer
8 4 (3.25%) Storage Engineer
8 4 (3.25%) Support Engineer
9 3 (2.44%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.45%) JSON
2 9 (7.32%) XML
3 4 (3.25%) Node.js
3 4 (3.25%) YAML
4 2 (1.63%) Flash
4 2 (1.63%) Spine.js
5 1 (0.81%) .NET
5 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 40 (32.52%) Data Centre
2 14 (11.38%) Clustering
3 13 (10.57%) Private Cloud
4 9 (7.32%) PKI
4 9 (7.32%) Public Cloud
5 7 (5.69%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (4.88%) Replication
7 4 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.81%) CMDB
10 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.81%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 57 (46.34%) Windows
2 40 (32.52%) Windows Server
3 31 (25.20%) Linux
4 16 (13.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (8.13%) Windows Server 2019
6 8 (6.50%) CentOS
6 8 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.88%) Ubuntu
7 6 (4.88%) VMS
7 6 (4.88%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (4.07%) Unix
8 5 (4.07%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.63%) AIX
11 1 (0.81%) HPUX
11 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.81%) Scientific Linux
11 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (13.82%) ITIL
4 15 (12.20%) DevOps
5 13 (10.57%) Data Protection
6 12 (9.76%) SIEM
7 10 (8.13%) Configuration Management
7 10 (8.13%) Deployment Automation
7 10 (8.13%) Network Virtualisation
8 9 (7.32%) Microservices
8 9 (7.32%) Network Design
8 9 (7.32%) Storage Management
9 8 (6.50%) Load Balancing
9 8 (6.50%) Service Management
10 7 (5.69%) Project Delivery
11 6 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (4.88%) Migration
11 6 (4.88%) NsoIT
11 6 (4.88%) System Testing
11 6 (4.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 40 (32.52%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.76%) Bash Shell
3 9 (7.32%) Python
4 4 (3.25%) Go
5 3 (2.44%) Java
5 3 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (35.77%) Security Cleared
2 38 (30.89%) SC Cleared
3 22 (17.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 14 (11.38%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (7.32%) CCNA
6 9 (7.32%) CCNP
6 9 (7.32%) DV Cleared
7 8 (6.50%) MCSA
7 8 (6.50%) MCSE
8 4 (3.25%) Degree
9 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.81%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.81%) MCITP
9 1 (0.81%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.44%) NCSC
1 3 (2.44%) SLA
2 2 (1.63%) GDPR
3 1 (0.81%) Def Stans
System Software
1 93 (75.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 72 (58.54%) vSphere
3 70 (56.91%) VMware ESXi
4 41 (33.33%) VMware NSX
5 37 (30.08%) Active Directory
6 21 (17.07%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (9.76%) Docker
8 11 (8.94%) vCloud
9 6 (4.88%) Hyper-V
10 5 (4.07%) NFS
11 4 (3.25%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (2.44%) Firmware
12 3 (2.44%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 2 (1.63%) HDFS
14 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 40 (32.52%) Ansible
2 32 (26.02%) vRealize
3 21 (17.07%) PowerCLI
4 20 (16.26%) Terraform
5 16 (13.01%) Kubernetes
6 13 (10.57%) SCCM
7 7 (5.69%) Puppet
7 7 (5.69%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 6 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (4.88%) WSUS
9 5 (4.07%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 5 (4.07%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (3.25%) Grafana
10 4 (3.25%) Istio
10 4 (3.25%) Knative
10 4 (3.25%) NetBackup
10 4 (3.25%) Prometheus
11 3 (2.44%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 119 (96.75%) VMware
2 38 (30.89%) Dell
3 31 (25.20%) Cisco
4 26 (21.14%) Microsoft
5 24 (19.51%) HP
6 13 (10.57%) F5
7 11 (8.94%) Juniper
7 11 (8.94%) Veeam
8 10 (8.13%) CheckPoint
9 9 (7.32%) Ericsson
10 8 (6.50%) Splunk
11 7 (5.69%) 3PAR
11 7 (5.69%) EMC
11 7 (5.69%) SolarWinds
11 7 (5.69%) Zscaler
12 6 (4.88%) Citrix
12 6 (4.88%) IBM
12 6 (4.88%) Red Hat
13 5 (4.07%) Atlassian
13 5 (4.07%) Google