Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 583 634 694
Rank change year-on-year +51 +60 -41
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 202 234 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.79% 1.75% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 127 98
England median daily rate £413 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -1.42% -2.23%
10th Percentile £300 £141 £237
90th Percentile £575 £536 £558
UK median daily rate £407 £400 £401
% change year-on-year +1.63% -0.19% -0.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 8
England median hourly rate £42.00 £47.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.64% +161.11% -35.71%
10th Percentile £33.00 £38.80 £13.68
90th Percentile £45.48 £47.00 £32.15
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £47.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -10.64% +161.11% -35.71%

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 11,305 13,396 10,577
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.57% 14.32% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,744 9,115 7,129
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £470
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +9.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 374 241
England median hourly rate £20.11 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.89% - -22.22%
10th Percentile £12.47 £12.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.02 £47.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.15 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +20.86% -2.78% -22.58%

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 21 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing vCenter Server in England over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 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 +53 52 £450 +12.50% 14
South East +42 50 £395 -12.22% 24
South West -13 49 £505 +18.82% 14
North of England +43 29 £350 -6.67% 9
Yorkshire +43 16 £429 +27.22% 3
East of England +22 15 £338 -19.64% 1
North West +25 12 £306 +36.11% 5
Midlands +35 3 £363 +3.57% 1
West Midlands +25 1 £375 +7.14%
East Midlands +18 1 - - 1
North East +9 1 £175 -56.25% 1
vCenter Server
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 195 (96.53%) VMware
2 139 (68.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (62.87%) VMware ESXi
4 100 (49.50%) Windows
5 89 (44.06%) vSphere
6 87 (43.07%) Windows Server
7 86 (42.57%) Active Directory
8 81 (40.10%) Security Cleared
9 70 (34.65%) Microsoft
10 61 (30.20%) SC Cleared
11 58 (28.71%) PowerShell
12 54 (26.73%) DNS
13 51 (25.25%) DHCP
13 51 (25.25%) Cisco
14 50 (24.75%) Linux
14 50 (24.75%) vRealize
15 45 (22.28%) SAN
16 44 (21.78%) VMware NSX
16 44 (21.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 43 (21.29%) HP
18 41 (20.30%) VSAN
19 39 (19.31%) Azure
20 38 (18.81%) ITIL
21 37 (18.32%) Data Centre
22 36 (17.82%) Hyper-V
23 33 (16.34%) Windows Server 2012
24 32 (15.84%) Virtual Machines
25 31 (15.35%) Clustering
25 31 (15.35%) Migration
25 31 (15.35%) Firewall

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 13 (6.44%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.94%) IIS
3 11 (5.45%) Skype for Business
4 9 (4.46%) OpenStack
5 7 (3.47%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.48%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.98%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.49%) Apache
9 3 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.99%) Confluence
10 2 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.50%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 39 (19.31%) Azure
2 27 (13.37%) Office 365
3 23 (11.39%) AWS
4 21 (10.40%) IaaS
5 15 (7.43%) SaaS
6 11 (5.45%) PaaS
7 7 (3.47%) GCP
8 2 (0.99%) GitHub
9 1 (0.50%) Akamai
9 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 54 (26.73%) DNS
2 51 (25.25%) DHCP
3 45 (22.28%) SAN
4 41 (20.30%) VSAN
5 31 (15.35%) Firewall
6 18 (8.91%) LAN
7 17 (8.42%) WAN
8 16 (7.92%) TCP/IP
9 13 (6.44%) iSCSI
9 13 (6.44%) VPN
10 12 (5.94%) Skype
11 11 (5.45%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (4.46%) NetScaler
12 9 (4.46%) Network Security
13 8 (3.96%) Internet
14 7 (3.47%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (3.47%) Software-Defined Networking
15 6 (2.97%) NAS
16 5 (2.48%) Fibre Channel
17 4 (1.98%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.44%) Big Data
2 10 (4.95%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.97%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.48%) HBase
5 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.50%) MySQL
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (3.47%) JIRA
2 5 (2.48%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.98%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.50%) Hudson
5 1 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (5.45%) Finance
2 8 (3.96%) Back Office
3 6 (2.97%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.98%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.49%) Publishing
6 2 (0.99%) Automotive
6 2 (0.99%) Marketing
7 1 (0.50%) Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (21.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 32 (15.84%) Architect
3 26 (12.87%) VMware Engineer
4 25 (12.38%) Consultant
5 23 (11.39%) Administrator
6 22 (10.89%) VMware Consultant
7 19 (9.41%) VMware Architect
8 16 (7.92%) Server Engineer
9 14 (6.93%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (5.45%) Windows Engineer
11 10 (4.95%) Wintel Engineer
12 9 (4.46%) Analyst
12 9 (4.46%) Systems Engineer
13 7 (3.47%) AWS Architect
13 7 (3.47%) Cisco Engineer
13 7 (3.47%) Cloud Architect
13 7 (3.47%) Security Architect
13 7 (3.47%) VMWare Administrator
13 7 (3.47%) Windows Administrator
14 6 (2.97%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.98%) XML
2 3 (1.49%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.49%) JSON
2 3 (1.49%) JSP
2 3 (1.49%) LDAP
2 3 (1.49%) Node.js
2 3 (1.49%) Servlets
3 2 (0.99%) .NET
3 2 (0.99%) SAML
4 1 (0.50%) HTML
4 1 (0.50%) JFC
4 1 (0.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (18.32%) Data Centre
2 31 (15.35%) Clustering
3 18 (8.91%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (4.46%) PKI
6 8 (3.96%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 7 (3.47%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.97%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.48%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (2.48%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.98%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.98%) Replication
11 3 (1.49%) SCADA
12 2 (0.99%) FlexPod
12 2 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.99%) Wiki
13 1 (0.50%) EMC VNXe
13 1 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
13 1 (0.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 100 (49.50%) Windows
2 87 (43.07%) Windows Server
3 50 (24.75%) Linux
4 33 (16.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (9.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (8.91%) Ubuntu
7 14 (6.93%) Unix
8 13 (6.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (5.45%) CentOS
10 10 (4.95%) Solaris
11 9 (4.46%) Windows 10
11 9 (4.46%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.98%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.49%) AIX
13 3 (1.49%) VMS
13 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.99%) SUSE
15 1 (0.50%) Fedora
15 1 (0.50%) HPUX
15 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (21.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 38 (18.81%) ITIL
3 31 (15.35%) Migration
4 20 (9.90%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (8.42%) High Availability
6 16 (7.92%) Root Cause Analysis
7 15 (7.43%) Project Management
7 15 (7.43%) Server Building
8 14 (6.93%) DevOps
8 14 (6.93%) Task Automation
9 13 (6.44%) Storage Management
10 12 (5.94%) Analytics
10 12 (5.94%) Computer Science
10 12 (5.94%) Security Architecture
11 11 (5.45%) Capacity Management
11 11 (5.45%) Network Load Balancing
11 11 (5.45%) Patch Management
12 10 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (4.95%) Deployment Automation
13 9 (4.46%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (28.71%) PowerShell
2 18 (8.91%) SQL
3 13 (6.44%) VBScript
4 10 (4.95%) Bash Shell
5 9 (4.46%) Python
6 4 (1.98%) Java
7 3 (1.49%) Ruby
8 2 (0.99%) C++
8 2 (0.99%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.50%) C
9 1 (0.50%) Korn
9 1 (0.50%) Perl
9 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (40.10%) Security Cleared
2 61 (30.20%) SC Cleared
3 25 (12.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (12.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 22 (10.89%) DV Cleared
5 16 (7.92%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (6.93%) MCSE
7 11 (5.45%) Citrix Certification
7 11 (5.45%) MCSA
8 9 (4.46%) CCNA
8 9 (4.46%) MCP
9 7 (3.47%) CCIE
10 6 (2.97%) CCNP
10 6 (2.97%) Degree
11 5 (2.48%) VCAP
11 5 (2.48%) VCP5
12 4 (1.98%) CCA
12 4 (1.98%) CCIP
12 4 (1.98%) MCTS
12 4 (1.98%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (3.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (2.48%) SLA
3 2 (0.99%) NIST
4 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 139 (68.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 127 (62.87%) VMware ESXi
3 89 (44.06%) vSphere
4 86 (42.57%) Active Directory
5 44 (21.78%) VMware NSX
6 36 (17.82%) Hyper-V
7 32 (15.84%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (12.38%) vCloud
9 16 (7.92%) NFS
10 12 (5.94%) Docker
11 11 (5.45%) VMFS
12 10 (4.95%) XenApp
13 9 (4.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 8 (3.96%) ISA Server
15 7 (3.47%) XenDesktop
16 5 (2.48%) HDFS
17 4 (1.98%) DFS Replication
17 4 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
18 3 (1.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
18 3 (1.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 50 (24.75%) vRealize
2 27 (13.37%) SCCM
3 18 (8.91%) vMotion
4 12 (5.94%) SCOM
5 11 (5.45%) Ansible
6 10 (4.95%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (4.46%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (4.46%) SCVMM
8 8 (3.96%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (3.96%) PowerCLI
8 8 (3.96%) Puppet
8 8 (3.96%) WSUS
9 6 (2.97%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (2.97%) Kubernetes
9 6 (2.97%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (2.97%) Netcool
10 5 (2.48%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (2.48%) NetBackup
10 5 (2.48%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 5 (2.48%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 195 (96.53%) VMware
2 70 (34.65%) Microsoft
3 51 (25.25%) Cisco
4 43 (21.29%) HP
5 23 (11.39%) Citrix
6 19 (9.41%) NetApp
7 17 (8.42%) Dell
8 14 (6.93%) Veeam
9 12 (5.94%) EMC
9 12 (5.94%) McAfee
10 10 (4.95%) Symantec
11 8 (3.96%) Atlassian
11 8 (3.96%) Fortinet
12 7 (3.47%) Alibaba
13 6 (2.97%) 3PAR
13 6 (2.97%) Ensim
13 6 (2.97%) Forcepoint
13 6 (2.97%) IBM
13 6 (2.97%) Red Hat
13 6 (2.97%) Veritas