Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 2019 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 613 732 635
Rank change year-on-year +119 -97 +85
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 229 132 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.73% 1.13% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 80 139
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.84% +3.31% -
10th Percentile £148 £250 £273
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 2
England median hourly rate £46.75 £32.25 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.96% +41.76% -33.09%
10th Percentile £38.86 £16.28 £17.83
90th Percentile £49.95 £47.83 £28.68
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £32.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year +37.98% +41.76% -33.09%

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 13,251 11,693 9,427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.98% 12.61% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,909 7,947 6,161
England median daily rate £500 £495 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £278 £275
90th Percentile £669 £638 £606
UK median daily rate £500 £483 £450
% change year-on-year +3.63% +7.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 248 217
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.07 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.46% -14.66% -1.23%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.36
90th Percentile £49.13 £47.83 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -12.50% -3.61%

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 19 March 2019.

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
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 19 March 2019. 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 +38 68 £475 - 11
South West +17 57 £495 +46.67% 10
South East +15 44 £444 +47.67% 11
North of England +16 30 £400 -15.79% 13
East of England +21 17 £435 +35.94% 3
Yorkshire +18 14 £425 -22.73% 9
Midlands +9 14 £340 -11.69% 3
North East 0 12 £398 - 3
West Midlands -7 8 £325 -15.58%
East Midlands +25 6 £370 - 3
North West +3 4 £363 +45.00% 1
vCenter Server
UK

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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.

1 226 (98.69%) VMware
2 192 (83.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (54.15%) Windows
4 104 (45.41%) Security Cleared
5 100 (43.67%) VMware ESXi
6 96 (41.92%) Windows Server
7 85 (37.12%) Active Directory
8 82 (35.81%) Cisco
9 81 (35.37%) Microsoft
10 78 (34.06%) SC Cleared
11 77 (33.62%) vSphere
12 64 (27.95%) PowerShell
13 59 (25.76%) DNS
13 59 (25.76%) Data Centre
14 56 (24.45%) Citrix
15 54 (23.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 53 (23.14%) Agile Software Development
17 46 (20.09%) Oracle
17 46 (20.09%) ITIL
17 46 (20.09%) EMC
18 45 (19.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 43 (18.78%) VMware NSX
20 42 (18.34%) Problem-Solving
20 42 (18.34%) Finance
21 41 (17.90%) Cisco Certification
22 40 (17.47%) Microsoft Certification
23 38 (16.59%) Windows Server 2012
24 37 (16.16%) Linux
25 35 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
25 35 (15.28%) VSAN

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 31 (13.54%) MS Exchange
2 27 (11.79%) Confluence
3 11 (4.80%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.37%) Apache
5 8 (3.49%) IIS
5 8 (3.49%) Tomcat
6 7 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (3.06%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.31%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (1.31%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (6.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.87%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (14.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (10.48%) Office 365
4 23 (10.04%) IaaS
5 8 (3.49%) Akamai
6 6 (2.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (2.18%) PaaS
8 4 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.87%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.87%) Route 53
11 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (25.76%) DNS
2 35 (15.28%) VSAN
3 34 (14.85%) Firewall
4 25 (10.92%) DHCP
5 19 (8.30%) Fibre Channel
5 19 (8.30%) SAN
6 18 (7.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (6.99%) iSCSI
7 16 (6.99%) VLAN
8 14 (6.11%) WAN
9 13 (5.68%) BGP
9 13 (5.68%) OSPF
10 11 (4.80%) Skype
10 11 (4.80%) VXLAN
11 10 (4.37%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (4.37%) DMVPN
11 10 (4.37%) Internet
11 10 (4.37%) Multicast
11 10 (4.37%) SSH
12 8 (3.49%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.93%) MySQL
3 3 (1.31%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (10.92%) JIRA
2 18 (7.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 16 (6.99%) Bitbucket
4 13 (5.68%) Git (software)
5 11 (4.80%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (3.06%) Artifactory
6 7 (3.06%) GitLab
7 4 (1.75%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.87%) Subversion
8 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.44%) Hudson
General
1 42 (18.34%) Finance
2 8 (3.49%) Retail
3 6 (2.62%) Banking
3 6 (2.62%) Financial Institution
4 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.44%) Marketing
5 1 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 40 (17.47%) VMware Engineer
2 30 (13.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (11.35%) Consultant
4 25 (10.92%) Architect
5 20 (8.73%) Administrator
5 20 (8.73%) Analyst
6 16 (6.99%) Automation Engineer
7 15 (6.55%) Service Analyst
7 15 (6.55%) Service Desk Analyst
8 14 (6.11%) Network Engineer
9 13 (5.68%) Windows Engineer
9 13 (5.68%) Wintel Engineer
10 12 (5.24%) PowerShell Engineer
10 12 (5.24%) Systems Administrator
11 11 (4.80%) Technical Consultant
12 10 (4.37%) Systems Engineer
13 9 (3.93%) DevOps Engineer
13 9 (3.93%) Integration Engineer
13 9 (3.93%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (3.49%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.93%) REST
1 9 (3.93%) Spine.js
2 8 (3.49%) 802.1X
2 8 (3.49%) J2EE
3 5 (2.18%) Web Services
4 2 (0.87%) .NET
4 2 (0.87%) JSON
5 1 (0.44%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.44%) Django
5 1 (0.44%) Flash
5 1 (0.44%) LDAP
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.44%) RESTful
5 1 (0.44%) Web Services Management
5 1 (0.44%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 59 (25.76%) Data Centre
2 25 (10.92%) Clustering
3 16 (6.99%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 14 (6.11%) Video Conferencing
5 12 (5.24%) EMC VNX
6 10 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (4.37%) iPhone
7 9 (3.93%) Management Information System
8 7 (3.06%) PKI
8 7 (3.06%) User Experience
9 5 (2.18%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.75%) Replication
11 3 (1.31%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.31%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.87%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.87%) Tandem
12 2 (0.87%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 124 (54.15%) Windows
2 96 (41.92%) Windows Server
3 38 (16.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (16.16%) Linux
5 28 (12.23%) Windows 10
6 21 (9.17%) Windows 7
7 17 (7.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (6.55%) Windows 8
9 14 (6.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (5.24%) Unix
11 10 (4.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (2.62%) Solaris
13 4 (1.75%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.31%) CentOS
14 3 (1.31%) Debian
15 2 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.87%) SUSE
16 1 (0.44%) AIX
16 1 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (23.14%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (20.09%) ITIL
3 45 (19.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 42 (18.34%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (11.79%) Capacity Planning
6 26 (11.35%) Patch Management
7 25 (10.92%) NsoIT
8 24 (10.48%) Migration
9 22 (9.61%) Service Management
10 21 (9.17%) Deployment Automation
10 21 (9.17%) DevOps
11 20 (8.73%) Computer Science
11 20 (8.73%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 19 (8.30%) Network Virtualisation
12 19 (8.30%) Problem Management
12 19 (8.30%) Reverse Engineering
12 19 (8.30%) Server Building
13 17 (7.42%) Project Management
14 16 (6.99%) Software Engineering
15 15 (6.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (27.95%) PowerShell
2 18 (7.86%) Java
3 16 (6.99%) SQL
4 12 (5.24%) JavaScript
5 11 (4.80%) Shell Script
6 8 (3.49%) C#
6 8 (3.49%) Python
7 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.44%) C
8 1 (0.44%) Perl
8 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 104 (45.41%) Security Cleared
2 78 (34.06%) SC Cleared
3 54 (23.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 41 (17.90%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (17.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (13.54%) DV Cleared
7 30 (13.10%) MCSE
8 29 (12.66%) MCSA
9 27 (11.79%) CCNA
10 14 (6.11%) CCNP
11 11 (4.80%) OCA
11 11 (4.80%) Oracle Certification
12 10 (4.37%) MCTS
13 8 (3.49%) VCAP
14 7 (3.06%) CCA
14 7 (3.06%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (3.06%) VCP4
14 7 (3.06%) VCP5
15 6 (2.62%) CCIE
16 5 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.75%) QA
1 4 (1.75%) SLA
2 3 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.44%) RMADS
System Software
1 192 (83.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 100 (43.67%) VMware ESXi
3 85 (37.12%) Active Directory
4 77 (33.62%) vSphere
5 43 (18.78%) VMware NSX
6 30 (13.10%) XenDesktop
7 29 (12.66%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (11.79%) XenApp
9 25 (10.92%) NFS
10 19 (8.30%) vCloud
11 17 (7.42%) Hyper-V
12 12 (5.24%) Oracle RAC
13 11 (4.80%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (3.93%) XenServer
15 8 (3.49%) Squid
15 8 (3.49%) Varnish
16 4 (1.75%) KVM
17 3 (1.31%) Docker
17 3 (1.31%) VMware Workstation
18 2 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 34 (14.85%) SCCM
2 29 (12.66%) PowerCLI
3 28 (12.23%) vRealize
4 23 (10.04%) Puppet
5 19 (8.30%) Failover Clustering
6 16 (6.99%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 15 (6.55%) SCOM
7 15 (6.55%) vMotion
8 14 (6.11%) Ansible
9 12 (5.24%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (4.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 7 (3.06%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (3.06%) SCVMM
12 5 (2.18%) Microsoft Clustering
13 4 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (1.75%) WSUS
14 3 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
14 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
14 3 (1.31%) NetBackup
15 2 (0.87%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 226 (98.69%) VMware
2 82 (35.81%) Cisco
3 81 (35.37%) Microsoft
4 56 (24.45%) Citrix
5 46 (20.09%) EMC
5 46 (20.09%) Oracle
6 27 (11.79%) Atlassian
7 21 (9.17%) Dell
8 16 (6.99%) 3PAR
8 16 (6.99%) HP
8 16 (6.99%) McAfee
8 16 (6.99%) Wyse
9 14 (6.11%) NetApp
10 13 (5.68%) BMC
10 13 (5.68%) Red Hat
11 9 (3.93%) F5
11 9 (3.93%) Ivanti
12 8 (3.49%) Palo Alto
12 8 (3.49%) Riverbed
12 8 (3.49%) SolarWinds