Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 514 627 709
Rank change year-on-year +113 +82 -68
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 198 216 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.07% 1.59% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 132 88
England median daily rate £425 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.56% -0.32%
10th Percentile £310 £138 £250
90th Percentile £550 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £394
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.59% +3.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 6
England median hourly rate £42.00 £47.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.64% +95.83% -4.95%
10th Percentile £35.00 £38.80 £17.00
90th Percentile £44.92 £49.50 £32.25
UK median hourly rate £42.11 £44.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -5.37% +85.42% -4.95%

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 9,577 13,609 11,101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.44% 14.94% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,518 9,168 7,616
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £310 £271
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 347 246
England median hourly rate £18.13 £17.50 £16.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +4.07% -15.93%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.25 £10.94
90th Percentile £51.83 £47.13 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.86% - -12.50%

vCenter Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for vCenter Server in England

vCenter Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vCenter Server in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for vCenter Server in England

vCenter Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vCenter Server in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vCenter Server in England

vCenter Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing vCenter Server in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for vCenter Server in England

vCenter Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing vCenter Server in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2020.

Contractor 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 17 January 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 +110 57 £450 +25.00% 19
North of England +41 45 £375 - 15
South East +76 44 £440 +10.00% 20
South West +13 43 £475 -9.52% 10
North West +50 28 £363 - 9
Yorkshire +46 17 £434 +33.46% 5
East of England +23 6 £375 -10.71% 3
Midlands +40 2 £350 - 5
East Midlands +18 1 - - 2
vCenter Server
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 196 (98.99%) VMware
2 128 (64.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (60.10%) VMware ESXi
4 93 (46.97%) vSphere
4 93 (46.97%) Windows
5 71 (35.86%) Windows Server
6 69 (34.85%) Security Cleared
7 58 (29.29%) Cisco
8 56 (28.28%) vRealize
8 56 (28.28%) VMware NSX
9 55 (27.78%) SC Cleared
10 54 (27.27%) Active Directory
11 49 (24.75%) PowerShell
12 46 (23.23%) Microsoft
13 43 (21.72%) Firewall
14 40 (20.20%) Migration
15 38 (19.19%) VSAN
16 35 (17.68%) Virtual Machines
17 33 (16.67%) DHCP
18 32 (16.16%) DNS
18 32 (16.16%) Linux
18 32 (16.16%) ITIL
18 32 (16.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 30 (15.15%) Azure
20 28 (14.14%) High Availability
20 28 (14.14%) vCloud
21 25 (12.63%) Hybrid Cloud
21 25 (12.63%) Data Centre
22 24 (12.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 23 (11.62%) Cisco Certification

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 19 (9.60%) OpenStack
2 8 (4.04%) IIS
3 5 (2.53%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.02%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.02%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.52%) Confluence
5 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.51%) Apache
7 1 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.02%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 30 (15.15%) Azure
2 22 (11.11%) AWS
3 18 (9.09%) IaaS
4 15 (7.58%) Office 365
4 15 (7.58%) SaaS
5 12 (6.06%) PaaS
6 8 (4.04%) GCP
7 2 (1.01%) GitHub
8 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 43 (21.72%) Firewall
2 38 (19.19%) VSAN
3 33 (16.67%) DHCP
4 32 (16.16%) DNS
5 23 (11.62%) SAN
6 19 (9.60%) iSCSI
7 16 (8.08%) Network Security
8 10 (5.05%) NetScaler
9 9 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (4.04%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (4.04%) VPN
11 7 (3.54%) TCP/IP
12 6 (3.03%) LAN
13 5 (2.53%) Junos
13 5 (2.53%) NAS
13 5 (2.53%) Skype
13 5 (2.53%) Unified Communications
13 5 (2.53%) VXLAN
13 5 (2.53%) WAN
14 4 (2.02%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.52%) Big Data
2 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (8.59%) JIRA
2 13 (6.57%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.06%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (5.56%) Finance
2 9 (4.55%) Public Sector
2 9 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.52%) Banking
4 2 (1.01%) Automotive
4 2 (1.01%) Local Government
5 1 (0.51%) Back Office
5 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Law
5 1 (0.51%) Police
5 1 (0.51%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (17.68%) VMware Engineer
2 30 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (14.65%) Architect
4 26 (13.13%) Consultant
5 21 (10.61%) VMware Architect
6 19 (9.60%) Administrator
7 18 (9.09%) VMware Consultant
8 15 (7.58%) Network Engineer
9 11 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (5.05%) Automation Engineer
10 10 (5.05%) Citrix Engineer
10 10 (5.05%) Cloud Architect
11 9 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
12 8 (4.04%) AWS Architect
12 8 (4.04%) Security Architect
12 8 (4.04%) Support Engineer
12 8 (4.04%) Windows Engineer
13 7 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
13 7 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (3.54%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.05%) REST
2 8 (4.04%) .NET
3 5 (2.53%) RESTful
4 2 (1.01%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.63%) Data Centre
1 25 (12.63%) Hybrid Cloud
2 16 (8.08%) Clustering
3 7 (3.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 6 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (2.53%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.52%) CMDB
7 3 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.52%) PKI
7 3 (1.52%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.52%) Replication
7 3 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.01%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.01%) FlexPod
8 2 (1.01%) Wiki
9 1 (0.51%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.51%) EMC VNXe
9 1 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 93 (46.97%) Windows
2 71 (35.86%) Windows Server
3 32 (16.16%) Linux
4 23 (11.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (9.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (5.05%) CentOS
6 10 (5.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (3.03%) Ubuntu
8 5 (2.53%) Windows 10
9 4 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.01%) VMS
11 1 (0.51%) Fedora
11 1 (0.51%) Unix
11 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.20%) Migration
2 32 (16.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 32 (16.16%) ITIL
3 28 (14.14%) High Availability
4 17 (8.59%) DevOps
4 17 (8.59%) Task Automation
5 16 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (7.58%) Software Engineering
7 14 (7.07%) Root Cause Analysis
8 12 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (5.05%) Business Continuity
10 9 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (4.55%) Load Balancing
10 9 (4.55%) SIEM
10 9 (4.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 8 (4.04%) Patch Management
11 8 (4.04%) Risk Assessment
11 8 (4.04%) Security Architecture
11 8 (4.04%) Security Testing
11 8 (4.04%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 49 (24.75%) PowerShell
2 20 (10.10%) Python
3 14 (7.07%) SQL
4 8 (4.04%) C++
4 8 (4.04%) VBScript
5 6 (3.03%) Perl
6 3 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.52%) C
7 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (34.85%) Security Cleared
2 55 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 24 (12.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 23 (11.62%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (10.10%) DV Cleared
6 19 (9.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (7.58%) CCNA
7 15 (7.58%) Citrix Certification
8 11 (5.56%) MCSE
9 10 (5.05%) MCSA
10 9 (4.55%) CCENT
10 9 (4.55%) Network+ Certification
11 8 (4.04%) CCNP
12 6 (3.03%) CCIE
13 4 (2.02%) CCIP
13 4 (2.02%) MCP
13 4 (2.02%) MCTS
13 4 (2.02%) VCP5
14 3 (1.52%) VCAP
14 3 (1.52%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (4.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 8 (4.04%) SLA
2 7 (3.54%) NIST
3 1 (0.51%) GxP
3 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 128 (64.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 119 (60.10%) VMware ESXi
3 93 (46.97%) vSphere
4 56 (28.28%) VMware NSX
5 54 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 35 (17.68%) Virtual Machines
7 28 (14.14%) vCloud
8 21 (10.61%) Hyper-V
9 19 (9.60%) NFS
9 19 (9.60%) VMFS
10 16 (8.08%) XenDesktop
11 11 (5.56%) XenApp
12 10 (5.05%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 8 (4.04%) Docker
14 5 (2.53%) KVM
15 4 (2.02%) DFS Replication
15 4 (2.02%) VMware Server
16 3 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
17 2 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
18 1 (0.51%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 56 (28.28%) vRealize
2 23 (11.62%) vMotion
3 19 (9.60%) Ansible
4 15 (7.58%) SCCM
5 11 (5.56%) PowerCLI
6 9 (4.55%) WSUS
7 8 (4.04%) Cisco CUCM
7 8 (4.04%) Puppet
7 8 (4.04%) SCVMM
8 7 (3.54%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (3.54%) SCOM
8 7 (3.54%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 6 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (3.03%) Netcool
9 6 (3.03%) XenMobile
10 5 (2.53%) Cobbler
10 5 (2.53%) Icinga
10 5 (2.53%) Kubernetes
11 4 (2.02%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 196 (98.99%) VMware
2 58 (29.29%) Cisco
3 46 (23.23%) Microsoft
4 22 (11.11%) HP
5 18 (9.09%) Citrix
5 18 (9.09%) Dell
6 13 (6.57%) Palo Alto
7 11 (5.56%) EMC
8 10 (5.05%) Atlassian
8 10 (5.05%) Red Hat
9 9 (4.55%) Juniper
9 9 (4.55%) McAfee
10 8 (4.04%) Alibaba
10 8 (4.04%) Fortinet
10 8 (4.04%) NetApp
11 7 (3.54%) Remedy
11 7 (3.54%) Veeam
12 6 (3.03%) Ensim
12 6 (3.03%) Splunk
13 5 (2.53%) Mirantis