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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 30 June 2022 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 579 549 474
Rank change year-on-year -30 -75 +165
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 195 116 97
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.73% 1.40% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 75 70
10th Percentile £275 £280 £313
25th Percentile £408 £355 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £420 £463
Median % change year-on-year +19.05% -9.19% +2.78%
75th Percentile £588 £480 £525
90th Percentile £655 £588 £600
UK median daily rate £490 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +15.29% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
10th Percentile - - £23.80
25th Percentile - - £37.85
Median hourly rate £57.50 - £47.17
75th Percentile - - £47.83
90th Percentile - - -
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £45.18 £47.83
% change year-on-year +27.27% -5.54% +7.48%

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 11,295 8,270 5,717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.76% 15.96% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,282 5,853 4,043
10th Percentile £363 £350 £304
25th Percentile £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £600
90th Percentile £756 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £570 £522 £500
% change year-on-year +9.20% +4.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 109 115
10th Percentile £12.86 £15.00 £12.49
25th Percentile £15.25 £18.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +17.95% +5.41%
75th Percentile £41.58 £47.63 £26.02
90th Percentile £67.63 £60.20 £47.70
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -35.71% +75.00% +5.26%

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 30 June 2022.

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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
London -46 70 £539 +19.72% 6
South East -14 44 £425 +6.25% 5
South West -10 28 £600 +33.33% 9
North of England -49 22 £468 +26.32% 5
North West -31 13 £415 +15.28% 3
Midlands -34 11 £424 +202.68% 4
East of England -12 10 £513 -33.87% 4
Yorkshire -28 9 £506 +12.39% 2
East Midlands - 8 £450 - 1
West Midlands -41 3 £225 +60.71% 3
vCenter Server
UK

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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.

1 179 (91.79%) VMware
2 139 (71.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (50.77%) VMware ESXi
4 98 (50.26%) vSphere
5 81 (41.54%) Windows
6 79 (40.51%) Active Directory
7 64 (32.82%) Security Cleared
8 61 (31.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 57 (29.23%) DNS
10 55 (28.21%) SC Cleared
11 50 (25.64%) Cisco
11 50 (25.64%) Data Centre
12 49 (25.13%) Microsoft
13 47 (24.10%) Windows Server
14 40 (20.51%) Firewall
15 38 (19.49%) Linux
15 38 (19.49%) VSAN
16 37 (18.97%) Finance
17 36 (18.46%) Dell
18 35 (17.95%) DHCP
18 35 (17.95%) Python
19 34 (17.44%) PowerShell
20 31 (15.90%) Social Skills
21 30 (15.38%) VMware NSX
22 29 (14.87%) vRealize Orchestrator
23 28 (14.36%) Ansible
23 28 (14.36%) Agile
24 27 (13.85%) SAN
25 26 (13.33%) Citrix
26 25 (12.82%) DV Cleared

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 21 (10.77%) Mule
2 11 (5.64%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.62%) IIS
4 7 (3.59%) Confluence
5 3 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.54%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (7.18%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.31%) Microsoft 365
2 21 (10.77%) Kong
3 20 (10.26%) Azure
4 9 (4.62%) AWS
5 8 (4.10%) OpenShift
6 7 (3.59%) IaaS
6 7 (3.59%) PaaS
7 4 (2.05%) GCP
8 2 (1.03%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.03%) SaaS
9 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.51%) Azure Monitor
9 1 (0.51%) GitHub
9 1 (0.51%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.51%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 57 (29.23%) DNS
2 40 (20.51%) Firewall
3 38 (19.49%) VSAN
4 35 (17.95%) DHCP
5 27 (13.85%) SAN
6 24 (12.31%) Network Security
7 19 (9.74%) WAN
8 15 (7.69%) LAN
9 14 (7.18%) TCP/IP
10 13 (6.67%) NAS
11 12 (6.15%) Software-Defined Networking
12 9 (4.62%) Unified Communications
12 9 (4.62%) VoIP
13 7 (3.59%) SNMP
14 5 (2.56%) Cisco Firepower
14 5 (2.56%) Skype
14 5 (2.56%) SSL
15 4 (2.05%) iSCSI
16 3 (1.54%) SD-WAN
16 3 (1.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.05%) Big Data
3 2 (1.03%) MySQL
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (3.59%) Git (software)
1 7 (3.59%) JIRA
2 3 (1.54%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.54%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 37 (18.97%) Finance
2 31 (15.90%) Social Skills
3 17 (8.72%) Banking
4 15 (7.69%) Public Sector
5 11 (5.64%) Telecoms
6 10 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.05%) Influencing Skills
8 3 (1.54%) Legal
8 3 (1.54%) Military
9 2 (1.03%) Advertising
9 2 (1.03%) Electronics
9 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.03%) Front Office
9 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.03%) Marketing
9 2 (1.03%) Retail
10 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.51%) Automotive
10 1 (0.51%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.51%) Police
Job Titles
1 55 (28.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (11.28%) Architect
3 19 (9.74%) VMware Engineer
4 16 (8.21%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (8.21%) Wintel Engineer
5 13 (6.67%) Consultant
6 12 (6.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 12 (6.15%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.62%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (4.62%) Network Engineer
8 8 (4.10%) Automation Engineer
8 8 (4.10%) VMware Consultant
9 7 (3.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (3.59%) Infrastructure Support
10 6 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (3.08%) Analyst
10 6 (3.08%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (3.08%) VMware Architect
10 6 (3.08%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.10%) LDAP
2 6 (3.08%) Flash
3 4 (2.05%) REST
3 4 (2.05%) SOAP
4 1 (0.51%) CSS
4 1 (0.51%) HTML
4 1 (0.51%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 50 (25.64%) Data Centre
2 24 (12.31%) Clustering
3 15 (7.69%) PKI
4 9 (4.62%) Private Cloud
5 8 (4.10%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (4.10%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 6 (3.08%) Replication
7 5 (2.56%) CMDB
8 4 (2.05%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.05%) Cloud Native
8 4 (2.05%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.54%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.03%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.03%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.51%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.51%) NHS
11 1 (0.51%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 81 (41.54%) Windows
2 47 (24.10%) Windows Server
3 38 (19.49%) Linux
4 13 (6.67%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (5.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (5.64%) Windows Server 2019
7 10 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (4.62%) Windows 10
8 9 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.08%) Solaris
9 6 (3.08%) Ubuntu
9 6 (3.08%) VMS
10 5 (2.56%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.05%) CentOS
11 4 (2.05%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.54%) HPUX
12 3 (1.54%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (1.54%) Scientific Linux
13 2 (1.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (31.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 28 (14.36%) Agile
3 25 (12.82%) DevOps
4 21 (10.77%) Change Management
4 21 (10.77%) Microservices
5 20 (10.26%) Migration
5 20 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (8.21%) SIEM
7 14 (7.18%) Incident Management
7 14 (7.18%) ITIL
8 13 (6.67%) Service Management
8 13 (6.67%) Task Automation
9 12 (6.15%) Computer Science
9 12 (6.15%) Deployment Automation
9 12 (6.15%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 11 (5.64%) Data Protection
10 11 (5.64%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (5.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (5.13%) Project Management
12 9 (4.62%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 35 (17.95%) Python
2 34 (17.44%) PowerShell
3 22 (11.28%) Java
4 21 (10.77%) Go
5 11 (5.64%) SQL
6 10 (5.13%) Bash
7 4 (2.05%) C-shell
8 2 (1.03%) C
8 2 (1.03%) Perl
9 1 (0.51%) C#
9 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.51%) PHP
9 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.51%) VB
9 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (32.82%) Security Cleared
2 55 (28.21%) SC Cleared
3 25 (12.82%) DV Cleared
4 14 (7.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (5.64%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.10%) CCNP
7 5 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (2.56%) Degree
7 5 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (2.56%) OCA
7 5 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (2.56%) RHCA
7 5 (2.56%) RHCE
8 2 (1.03%) CCNA
8 2 (1.03%) MCSE
8 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.03%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.51%) CCIE
9 1 (0.51%) CCVP
9 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.67%) SLA
2 4 (2.05%) GDPR
2 4 (2.05%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 139 (71.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 99 (50.77%) VMware ESXi
3 98 (50.26%) vSphere
4 79 (40.51%) Active Directory
5 30 (15.38%) VMware NSX
6 25 (12.82%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (8.21%) vCloud
8 11 (5.64%) Hyper-V
9 10 (5.13%) Firmware
10 5 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.54%) XenApp
12 2 (1.03%) NFS
12 2 (1.03%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (14.87%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 28 (14.36%) Ansible
3 18 (9.23%) Packer
4 15 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
4 15 (7.69%) Puppet
5 14 (7.18%) vRealize
6 13 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
6 13 (6.67%) SCCM
7 11 (5.64%) VxRail
8 9 (4.62%) Kubernetes
8 9 (4.62%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (4.10%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (3.59%) PowerCLI
11 6 (3.08%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 6 (3.08%) NetBackup
11 6 (3.08%) Terraform
11 6 (3.08%) vMotion
11 6 (3.08%) WSUS
12 4 (2.05%) Nagios
Vendors
1 179 (91.79%) VMware
2 50 (25.64%) Cisco
3 49 (25.13%) Microsoft
4 36 (18.46%) Dell
5 26 (13.33%) Citrix
6 20 (10.26%) F5
7 18 (9.23%) CheckPoint
8 17 (8.72%) HP
9 15 (7.69%) Juniper
9 15 (7.69%) Veeam
10 13 (6.67%) McAfee
10 13 (6.67%) Veritas
11 12 (6.15%) Ericsson
12 10 (5.13%) EMC
12 10 (5.13%) NetApp
12 10 (5.13%) Oracle
12 10 (5.13%) Red Hat
13 8 (4.10%) IBM
13 8 (4.10%) Symantec
14 6 (3.08%) Palo Alto