Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 592 417 540
Rank change year-on-year -175 +123 +110
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 168 135 192
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.39% 0.29%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.48% 2.35% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 79 110
10th Percentile £313 £319 £312
25th Percentile £381 £400 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £500 £429
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +16.45% +7.34%
75th Percentile £550 £575 £508
90th Percentile £600 £632 £550
UK median daily rate £445 £475 £434
% change year-on-year -6.32% +9.51% +8.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 7
10th Percentile £19.76 - £32.95
25th Percentile £46.87 - £40.13
Median hourly rate £50.64 - £42.00
75th Percentile £67.69 - £44.51
90th Percentile £85.00 - £44.51
UK median hourly rate £52.14 £44.50 £44.51
% change year-on-year +17.16% -0.01% +0.01%

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 11,335 5,737 9,571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.23% 16.43% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,297 4,064 6,671
10th Percentile £357 £313 £263
25th Percentile £463 £406 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £580 £600
90th Percentile £728 £656 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 121 246
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.75 £12.44
25th Percentile £15.50 £16.02 £14.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +37.14% -
75th Percentile £41.10 £50.00 £26.75
90th Percentile £63.70 £61.25 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £21.43 £32.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -34.08% +85.71% -

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 28 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing vCenter Server in England over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 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 -145 57 £500 +8.58% 12
South East -75 43 £450 -14.29% 14
South West -55 26 £450 -14.29% 5
North of England -54 18 £354 -11.50% 12
Midlands -59 12 £398 +3.25% 10
East Midlands -21 10 £398 +3.25% 3
North West -37 9 £433 +8.13% 9
Yorkshire -34 8 £325 - 3
East of England -43 8 £463 -29.66% 2
West Midlands - 2 £375 - 7
North East -3 1 £325 -18.75%
vCenter Server
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 147 (87.50%) VMware
2 109 (64.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (53.57%) VMware ESXi
4 78 (46.43%) Windows
5 70 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 66 (39.29%) vSphere
7 53 (31.55%) Security Cleared
8 51 (30.36%) Windows Server
9 48 (28.57%) DNS
10 47 (27.98%) SC Cleared
11 43 (25.60%) Microsoft
11 43 (25.60%) Firewall
12 42 (25.00%) VSAN
13 37 (22.02%) Cisco
13 37 (22.02%) PowerShell
14 33 (19.64%) VMware NSX
15 31 (18.45%) Dell
15 31 (18.45%) DHCP
16 30 (17.86%) Social Skills
16 30 (17.86%) Data Centre
17 29 (17.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 28 (16.67%) Linux
18 28 (16.67%) Ansible
19 27 (16.07%) Veeam
20 25 (14.88%) Windows Server 2019
20 25 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
21 24 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 24 (14.29%) ITIL
22 23 (13.69%) Virtual Machines
23 22 (13.10%) Public Sector

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 11 (6.55%) Confluence
2 5 (2.98%) nginx
3 4 (2.38%) Apache
3 4 (2.38%) Mattermost
4 3 (1.79%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.19%) IIS
5 2 (1.19%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.19%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.60%) SAS
6 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) assyst
1 1 (0.60%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.71%) Microsoft 365
2 15 (8.93%) Azure
3 10 (5.95%) OpenShift
4 7 (4.17%) AWS
4 7 (4.17%) GitHub
5 4 (2.38%) Apigee
5 4 (2.38%) IaaS
6 3 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.19%) Azure App Service
7 2 (1.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (1.19%) Azure Storage
7 2 (1.19%) PaaS
8 1 (0.60%) Cloud Run
8 1 (0.60%) GCP
8 1 (0.60%) Nutanix
8 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (28.57%) DNS
2 43 (25.60%) Firewall
3 42 (25.00%) VSAN
4 31 (18.45%) DHCP
5 15 (8.93%) Network Security
6 10 (5.95%) SAN
7 8 (4.76%) TCP/IP
8 6 (3.57%) BGP
8 6 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (3.57%) DMVPN
8 6 (3.57%) Internet
8 6 (3.57%) LAN
8 6 (3.57%) OSPF
8 6 (3.57%) VXLAN
8 6 (3.57%) WAN
9 5 (2.98%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (2.98%) SNMP
10 3 (1.79%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.79%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.60%) Big Data
2 1 (0.60%) MySQL
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 14 (8.33%) JIRA
2 6 (3.57%) Eclipse
2 6 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.98%) Bitbucket
3 5 (2.98%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (2.38%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.38%) GitLab
4 4 (2.38%) Selenium
5 2 (1.19%) JMeter
General
1 30 (17.86%) Social Skills
2 22 (13.10%) Public Sector
3 19 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.14%) Finance
5 11 (6.55%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.57%) Influencing Skills
7 5 (2.98%) Banking
7 5 (2.98%) Retail
8 4 (2.38%) Back Office
8 4 (2.38%) Organisational Skills
8 4 (2.38%) Police
9 3 (1.79%) Law
9 3 (1.79%) Legal
10 2 (1.19%) Electronics
11 1 (0.60%) Automotive
11 1 (0.60%) Billing
11 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.60%) Front Office
11 1 (0.60%) Military
11 1 (0.60%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 26 (15.48%) VMware Engineer
2 23 (13.69%) Network Engineer
3 18 (10.71%) Administrator
3 18 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (7.14%) Consultant
4 12 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 11 (6.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 11 (6.55%) VMware Consultant
6 9 (5.36%) Architect
6 9 (5.36%) Design Engineer
6 9 (5.36%) Support Engineer
6 9 (5.36%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 9 (5.36%) Wintel Engineer
7 8 (4.76%) Network Design Engineer
7 8 (4.76%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 7 (4.17%) Windows Administrator
9 6 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.57%) Senior Wintel Engineer
9 6 (3.57%) Server Engineer
9 6 (3.57%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.57%) JSON
2 4 (2.38%) LDAP
2 4 (2.38%) Node.js
2 4 (2.38%) Spine.js
2 4 (2.38%) YAML
3 1 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.60%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 18 (10.71%) Replication
3 14 (8.33%) Clustering
4 11 (6.55%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (5.95%) Private Cloud
6 9 (5.36%) CMDB
7 7 (4.17%) PKI
8 4 (2.38%) NHS
9 3 (1.79%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.19%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.60%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.60%) Legacy Applications
11 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 78 (46.43%) Windows
2 51 (30.36%) Windows Server
3 28 (16.67%) Linux
4 25 (14.88%) Windows Server 2019
5 19 (11.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (7.14%) Windows 10
8 11 (6.55%) Windows Server 2016
9 10 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (2.98%) CentOS
11 5 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.98%) Unix
12 4 (2.38%) Ubuntu
12 4 (2.38%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.79%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (1.79%) VMS
14 2 (1.19%) Solaris
14 2 (1.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
2 24 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 24 (14.29%) ITIL
3 20 (11.90%) Data Protection
4 19 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (9.52%) DevOps
5 16 (9.52%) Network Design
5 16 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (8.93%) Network Virtualisation
7 14 (8.33%) Decision-Making
7 14 (8.33%) Migration
7 14 (8.33%) SIEM
8 12 (7.14%) Validation
9 11 (6.55%) CI/CD
9 11 (6.55%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (6.55%) Time Management
10 10 (5.95%) Change Management
10 10 (5.95%) ITSM
10 10 (5.95%) Line Management
10 10 (5.95%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.02%) PowerShell
2 10 (5.95%) SQL
3 9 (5.36%) Python
4 6 (3.57%) Bash
5 2 (1.19%) C
5 2 (1.19%) Go
6 1 (0.60%) C-shell
6 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 53 (31.55%) Security Cleared
2 47 (27.98%) SC Cleared
3 29 (17.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 15 (8.93%) DV Cleared
5 14 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (7.74%) CCNP
7 12 (7.14%) MCSE
8 5 (2.98%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.79%) Degree
9 3 (1.79%) MCSA
10 2 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.19%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (1.19%) ISEB
10 2 (1.19%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.60%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.60%) MCITP
11 1 (0.60%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.98%) GDPR
1 5 (2.98%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 109 (64.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 90 (53.57%) VMware ESXi
3 70 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 66 (39.29%) vSphere
5 33 (19.64%) VMware NSX
6 23 (13.69%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (9.52%) Hyper-V
8 14 (8.33%) vCloud
9 9 (5.36%) Firmware
10 8 (4.76%) Docker
10 8 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.19%) KVM
11 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.19%) NFS
11 2 (1.19%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.19%) UAG
11 2 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 28 (16.67%) Ansible
2 19 (11.31%) Kubernetes
2 19 (11.31%) SCCM
3 16 (9.52%) vRealize
4 14 (8.33%) WSUS
5 13 (7.74%) Microsoft Clustering
6 12 (7.14%) Terraform
7 10 (5.95%) vMotion
8 8 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
8 8 (4.76%) PowerCLI
9 7 (4.17%) Control-M
9 7 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (3.57%) Puppet
10 6 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (2.98%) Backup Exec
11 5 (2.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 5 (2.98%) NetBackup
12 4 (2.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 147 (87.50%) VMware
2 43 (25.60%) Microsoft
3 37 (22.02%) Cisco
4 31 (18.45%) Dell
5 27 (16.07%) Veeam
6 19 (11.31%) SolarWinds
7 16 (9.52%) F5
8 14 (8.33%) CheckPoint
9 12 (7.14%) Ericsson
10 11 (6.55%) HP
10 11 (6.55%) Juniper
10 11 (6.55%) Veritas
11 10 (5.95%) IBM
12 9 (5.36%) Symantec
13 8 (4.76%) Citrix
14 7 (4.17%) Atlassian
14 7 (4.17%) McAfee
15 6 (3.57%) Red Hat
15 6 (3.57%) Splunk
16 5 (2.98%) Forcepoint