Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 693 643 726
Rank change year-on-year -50 +83 -126
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 145 200 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.22% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.36% 2.07% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 152 60
England median daily rate £386 £384 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% -4.06% +2.04%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £251
90th Percentile £575 £550 £490
UK median daily rate £394 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +3.62% +1.33% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 9
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.25 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.95% -39.16% +50.91%
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.43 £28.55
90th Percentile £32.25 £32.28 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year -4.95% -39.16% +50.91%

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 10,641 9,677 8,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.52% 10.72% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,354 6,210 5,206
England median daily rate £485 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £269 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 223 317
England median hourly rate £16.62 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% - -
10th Percentile £11.00 £13.00 £11.22
90th Percentile £47.42 £47.00 £49.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 -43 71 £428 +6.88% 25
South East -35 29 £300 -25.00% 7
North of England +32 17 £475 +5.56% 14
East of England -16 17 £320 +26.73% 1
North West +19 8 £385 +42.59% 5
Midlands +6 6 £385 +28.33% 6
Yorkshire +3 6 £538 +7.50% 8
West Midlands +8 5 £385 +28.33% 6
North East - 3 - - 1
South West -8 2 £338 -3.57% 8
East Midlands +5 1 - -
vCenter Server
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing vCenter Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for vCenter Server.

1 132 (91.03%) VMware
2 87 (60.00%) Windows
3 84 (57.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 72 (49.66%) VMware ESXi
5 66 (45.52%) Windows Server
6 65 (44.83%) vSphere
7 51 (35.17%) Active Directory
8 47 (32.41%) Microsoft
9 46 (31.72%) PowerShell
10 45 (31.03%) Data Centre
11 41 (28.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 41 (28.28%) Linux
12 40 (27.59%) HP
13 37 (25.52%) Cisco
14 36 (24.83%) SAN
15 34 (23.45%) Windows Server 2008
16 31 (21.38%) DNS
17 28 (19.31%) Firewall
18 24 (16.55%) Migration
18 24 (16.55%) Security Cleared
19 23 (15.86%) vRealize
19 23 (15.86%) SQL Server
20 21 (14.48%) SCCM
21 20 (13.79%) EMC
21 20 (13.79%) Citrix
21 20 (13.79%) ITIL
21 20 (13.79%) DHCP
22 19 (13.10%) PowerCLI
23 18 (12.41%) Virtual Machines
23 18 (12.41%) NetApp

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 14 (9.66%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.59%) IIS
2 11 (7.59%) OpenStack
3 9 (6.21%) Skype for Business
4 8 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.07%) JBoss
6 3 (2.07%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.69%) Apache
7 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.69%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.21%) Office 365
3 4 (2.76%) IaaS
4 3 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.07%) HP Helion
5 2 (1.38%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.69%) G Suite
6 1 (0.69%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.69%) SaaS
6 1 (0.69%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (24.83%) SAN
2 31 (21.38%) DNS
3 28 (19.31%) Firewall
4 20 (13.79%) DHCP
5 13 (8.97%) IPsec
5 13 (8.97%) SNMP
5 13 (8.97%) VPN
6 11 (7.59%) iSCSI
6 11 (7.59%) TCP/IP
6 11 (7.59%) VSAN
7 10 (6.90%) Fibre Channel
7 10 (6.90%) SSL
8 9 (6.21%) BGP
9 8 (5.52%) HSRP
9 8 (5.52%) Junos
9 8 (5.52%) NX-OS
9 8 (5.52%) OSPF
9 8 (5.52%) Skype
9 8 (5.52%) VRRP
9 8 (5.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.21%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.69%) MySQL
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.69%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 12 (8.28%) JIRA
2 10 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.38%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (8.97%) Finance
2 9 (6.21%) Banking
3 8 (5.52%) Retail
4 7 (4.83%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.14%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.45%) Games
7 1 (0.69%) Advertising
7 1 (0.69%) Electronics
7 1 (0.69%) French Language
7 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Law
7 1 (0.69%) Legal
7 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (15.86%) Consultant
3 21 (14.48%) VMware Engineer
4 16 (11.03%) Administrator
5 12 (8.28%) Analyst
6 11 (7.59%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (7.59%) Network Engineer
6 11 (7.59%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (6.90%) Architect
7 10 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 8 (5.52%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (4.83%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (4.83%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.83%) VMware Consultant
9 7 (4.83%) Windows Administrator
9 7 (4.83%) Wintel Analyst
9 7 (4.83%) Wintel Engineer
10 6 (4.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 5 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support
11 5 (3.45%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.83%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.45%) Web Services
3 4 (2.76%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (2.76%) JTAPI
3 4 (2.76%) RESTful
3 4 (2.76%) RFC 2833
3 4 (2.76%) TAPI
3 4 (2.76%) XML
4 1 (0.69%) JSON
4 1 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (31.03%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.90%) PKI
3 7 (4.83%) Replication
4 6 (4.14%) EMC VNX
4 6 (4.14%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 5 (3.45%) Online Games
6 4 (2.76%) Cloud Native
6 4 (2.76%) Clustering
6 4 (2.76%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.76%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.38%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.69%) Blog
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.69%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.69%) FMCG
8 1 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.69%) iSeries
8 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 87 (60.00%) Windows
2 66 (45.52%) Windows Server
3 41 (28.28%) Linux
3 41 (28.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (23.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (6.21%) Unix
6 9 (6.21%) Windows 7
7 8 (5.52%) Ubuntu
8 7 (4.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (4.14%) CentOS
10 5 (3.45%) Debian
10 5 (3.45%) Windows 10
11 4 (2.76%) Fedora
11 4 (2.76%) Windows 2000
12 3 (2.07%) Solaris
12 3 (2.07%) SUSE
13 1 (0.69%) AIX
13 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.69%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.55%) Migration
2 20 (13.79%) ITIL
3 10 (6.90%) Load Balancing
3 10 (6.90%) Patch Management
4 9 (6.21%) Network Design
4 9 (6.21%) Server Building
5 8 (5.52%) DevOps
5 8 (5.52%) E-Commerce
5 8 (5.52%) Virtual Environments
5 8 (5.52%) Workflow
5 8 (5.52%) Workflow Development
6 6 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.14%) High Availability
6 6 (4.14%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (4.14%) Proactive Monitoring
6 6 (4.14%) Runbook
7 5 (3.45%) Data Modelling
7 5 (3.45%) Presales
7 5 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 46 (31.72%) PowerShell
2 9 (6.21%) SQL
3 8 (5.52%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.45%) C
4 5 (3.45%) Perl
4 5 (3.45%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.76%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.76%) VBScript
6 3 (2.07%) Java
7 2 (1.38%) Korn
8 1 (0.69%) Elixir
8 1 (0.69%) Erlang
8 1 (0.69%) Python
8 1 (0.69%) Ruby
8 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (16.55%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (5.52%) DV Cleared
5 7 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (4.14%) MCSE
6 6 (4.14%) VCP6
7 5 (3.45%) Degree
8 4 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.38%) CCIE
9 2 (1.38%) CCNA
9 2 (1.38%) CCNP
9 2 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.38%) MCSA
9 2 (1.38%) MCSD
9 2 (1.38%) RHCE
9 2 (1.38%) VCAP
9 2 (1.38%) VCP5
10 1 (0.69%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (4.14%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.76%) PA-DSS
2 4 (2.76%) SLA
3 2 (1.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 84 (57.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 72 (49.66%) VMware ESXi
3 65 (44.83%) vSphere
4 51 (35.17%) Active Directory
5 18 (12.41%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (9.66%) vCloud
7 11 (7.59%) DFS Replication
7 11 (7.59%) Virtual Servers
7 11 (7.59%) VMware NSX
8 10 (6.90%) XenApp
9 9 (6.21%) NFS
10 8 (5.52%) Hyper-V
11 6 (4.14%) KVM
12 5 (3.45%) Docker
13 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.69%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.69%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (15.86%) vRealize
2 21 (14.48%) SCCM
3 19 (13.10%) PowerCLI
4 11 (7.59%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (7.59%) Puppet
5 10 (6.90%) Ansible
6 6 (4.14%) vMotion
7 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (3.45%) WSUS
8 4 (2.76%) Kibana
8 4 (2.76%) Kubernetes
8 4 (2.76%) logstash
8 4 (2.76%) SCOM
9 3 (2.07%) Nagios
9 3 (2.07%) NetBackup
9 3 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.38%) BladeLogic
10 2 (1.38%) Nessus
10 2 (1.38%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (1.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 132 (91.03%) VMware
2 47 (32.41%) Microsoft
3 40 (27.59%) HP
4 37 (25.52%) Cisco
5 20 (13.79%) Citrix
5 20 (13.79%) EMC
6 18 (12.41%) NetApp
7 17 (11.72%) Red Hat
8 13 (8.97%) McAfee
9 12 (8.28%) Dell
10 10 (6.90%) CheckPoint
10 10 (6.90%) F5
11 9 (6.21%) Clearswift
11 9 (6.21%) Huawei
11 9 (6.21%) Juniper
12 8 (5.52%) 3PAR
12 8 (5.52%) Oracle
13 6 (4.14%) CommVault
13 6 (4.14%) ServiceNow
13 6 (4.14%) Symantec