Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 638 654 635
Rank change year-on-year +16 -19 +59
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 233 181 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.78% 1.74% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 113 188
England median daily rate £400 £425 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +5.85% +12.31%
10th Percentile £195 £263 £263
90th Percentile £535 £548 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 5 10
England median hourly rate £47.00 £18.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +161.11% -35.71% -30.00%
UK median hourly rate £43.21 £18.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +140.04% -35.71% -30.00%

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 13,062 10,406 11,466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.91% 11.46% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,850 6,981 7,443
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £300 £265 £263
90th Percentile £650 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £488 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +4.84% +9.41% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 239 245
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% -22.22% +11.47%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.70 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.83 £48.60
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -28.00% +25.00%

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 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -20 87 £400 -7.51% 18
South West +30 46 £423 +30.00% 9
South East -12 37 £425 - 5
North of England -15 30 £375 -26.83% 14
Midlands +2 19 £350 +8.11% 8
East of England +4 15 £400 +107.79% 3
North West -14 12 £500 +42.86% 3
West Midlands -14 11 £350 +8.11% 5
Yorkshire -17 10 £350 -33.33% 9
East Midlands - 8 £340 - 3
North East - 8 £400 - 2
vCenter Server
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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.

1 223 (95.71%) VMware
2 169 (72.53%) Windows
3 162 (69.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 126 (54.08%) Windows Server
5 119 (51.07%) VMware ESXi
6 96 (41.20%) Security Cleared
7 89 (38.20%) Active Directory
8 87 (37.34%) Cisco
9 80 (34.33%) Microsoft
9 80 (34.33%) vSphere
10 76 (32.62%) Linux
11 66 (28.33%) PowerShell
12 60 (25.75%) SC Cleared
13 51 (21.89%) Windows Server 2012
13 51 (21.89%) DNS
14 47 (20.17%) Firewall
15 44 (18.88%) DV Cleared
16 43 (18.45%) Data Centre
17 42 (18.03%) SQL Server
18 41 (17.60%) Clustering
18 41 (17.60%) Windows 10
18 41 (17.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 40 (17.17%) SCCM
20 38 (16.31%) ITIL
20 38 (16.31%) NetApp
21 36 (15.45%) VMware NSX
22 35 (15.02%) Storage Management
22 35 (15.02%) SQL
22 35 (15.02%) DHCP
23 34 (14.59%) Cisco Certification

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 33 (14.16%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (5.58%) Confluence
4 12 (5.15%) IIS
5 11 (4.72%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.00%) OpenStack
7 6 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.15%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (2.15%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.86%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 19 (8.15%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (7.73%) Office 365
3 9 (3.86%) IaaS
4 6 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.15%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.72%) PaaS
7 3 (1.29%) SaaS
8 2 (0.86%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.43%) Akamai
9 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 51 (21.89%) DNS
2 47 (20.17%) Firewall
3 35 (15.02%) DHCP
4 28 (12.02%) SAN
5 13 (5.58%) LAN
5 13 (5.58%) TCP/IP
6 11 (4.72%) SNMP
7 10 (4.29%) VPN
7 10 (4.29%) WAN
8 9 (3.86%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (3.86%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (3.86%) HTTP
9 8 (3.43%) BGP
9 8 (3.43%) NAS
9 8 (3.43%) NetScaler
10 7 (3.00%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (3.00%) HTTPS
10 7 (3.00%) Internet
11 6 (2.58%) IPsec
11 6 (2.58%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.15%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (2.58%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.58%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.29%) MySQL
5 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (6.01%) JIRA
2 12 (5.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (3.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.72%) GitLab
4 4 (1.72%) MSI
5 3 (1.29%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.86%) WiX
7 1 (0.43%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 28 (12.02%) Finance
2 12 (5.15%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.15%) Banking
3 5 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.72%) Marketing
5 3 (1.29%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.86%) Legal
6 2 (0.86%) Retail
7 1 (0.43%) Games
7 1 (0.43%) German Language
7 1 (0.43%) Law
7 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (15.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (11.16%) Network Engineer
3 24 (10.30%) Analyst
4 23 (9.87%) Consultant
5 22 (9.44%) VMware Engineer
6 21 (9.01%) Integration Engineer
7 16 (6.87%) Administrator
7 16 (6.87%) PowerShell Engineer
8 14 (6.01%) Automation Engineer
9 13 (5.58%) Support Engineer
10 12 (5.15%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
11 11 (4.72%) Wintel Engineer
12 10 (4.29%) Service Analyst
12 10 (4.29%) Service Desk Analyst
12 10 (4.29%) VMware Consultant
12 10 (4.29%) Windows Administrator
13 9 (3.86%) Architect
13 9 (3.86%) Server Engineer
13 9 (3.86%) Systems Administrator
13 9 (3.86%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.72%) REST
2 7 (3.00%) Web Services
2 7 (3.00%) XML
3 6 (2.58%) JSON
4 5 (2.15%) Web Services Management
4 5 (2.15%) XSLT
5 4 (1.72%) Middleware
6 3 (1.29%) HTML
6 3 (1.29%) LDAP
6 3 (1.29%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.86%) .NET
7 2 (0.86%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.86%) CSS
7 2 (0.86%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.86%) MFC
7 2 (0.86%) NHibernate
7 2 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.86%) RESTful
7 2 (0.86%) WCF
7 2 (0.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (18.45%) Data Centre
2 41 (17.60%) Clustering
3 17 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.44%) PKI
5 13 (5.58%) Fat Client
5 13 (5.58%) Replication
5 13 (5.58%) Thin Client
6 12 (5.15%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (3.43%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.43%) User Experience
8 7 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (2.58%) MPEG
10 5 (2.15%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.72%) STB
12 3 (1.29%) iPhone
12 3 (1.29%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.29%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.86%) CESG
13 2 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 169 (72.53%) Windows
2 126 (54.08%) Windows Server
3 76 (32.62%) Linux
4 51 (21.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (17.60%) Windows 10
6 31 (13.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (10.73%) Windows 7
8 24 (10.30%) CentOS
9 17 (7.30%) Unix
10 13 (5.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (3.86%) Windows 8
11 9 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (3.43%) Solaris
13 6 (2.58%) Ubuntu
14 5 (2.15%) AIX
14 5 (2.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (1.72%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.43%) Debian
16 1 (0.43%) Fedora
16 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 38 (16.31%) ITIL
3 35 (15.02%) Storage Management
4 28 (12.02%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (12.02%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (9.01%) Service Delivery
6 19 (8.15%) DevOps
7 18 (7.73%) Load Balancing
7 18 (7.73%) Network Virtualisation
8 17 (7.30%) Service Management
9 14 (6.01%) NsoIT
10 12 (5.15%) Deployment Automation
11 11 (4.72%) Programme Management
12 10 (4.29%) Migration
12 10 (4.29%) Network Load Balancing
12 10 (4.29%) Software Engineering
13 9 (3.86%) ITIL V3
13 9 (3.86%) Project Management
13 9 (3.86%) Protective Monitoring
13 9 (3.86%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 66 (28.33%) PowerShell
2 35 (15.02%) SQL
3 16 (6.87%) Python
4 15 (6.44%) Java
5 13 (5.58%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.58%) Perl
6 9 (3.86%) C
7 7 (3.00%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.29%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.86%) C#
9 2 (0.86%) PHP
9 2 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 96 (41.20%) Security Cleared
2 60 (25.75%) SC Cleared
3 44 (18.88%) DV Cleared
4 34 (14.59%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (12.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 28 (12.02%) CCNA
7 27 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (10.73%) MCSE
9 16 (6.87%) CCNP
9 16 (6.87%) MCSA
10 12 (5.15%) OCA
10 12 (5.15%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (2.15%) Degree
12 4 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (1.72%) CCIE
12 4 (1.72%) CCNP Voice
13 3 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.43%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.43%) SLA
2 3 (1.29%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.29%) RMADS
3 2 (0.86%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.86%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 162 (69.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 119 (51.07%) VMware ESXi
3 89 (38.20%) Active Directory
4 80 (34.33%) vSphere
5 36 (15.45%) VMware NSX
6 29 (12.45%) Hyper-V
7 23 (9.87%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (7.30%) XenApp
9 16 (6.87%) XenDesktop
10 12 (5.15%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (4.72%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (4.29%) Firmware
13 9 (3.86%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (3.43%) Docker
15 6 (2.58%) DFS Replication
15 6 (2.58%) XenServer
16 4 (1.72%) NFS
16 4 (1.72%) vCloud
17 3 (1.29%) KVM
17 3 (1.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 40 (17.17%) SCCM
2 26 (11.16%) Microsoft Clustering
3 24 (10.30%) PowerCLI
4 18 (7.73%) SCOM
4 18 (7.73%) vRealize
5 17 (7.30%) Ansible
6 16 (6.87%) McAfee ePO
7 13 (5.58%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 11 (4.72%) WSUS
9 10 (4.29%) Failover Clustering
10 8 (3.43%) Puppet
11 7 (3.00%) vMotion
12 5 (2.15%) Data Guard
12 5 (2.15%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (2.15%) Netcool
12 5 (2.15%) XenMobile
13 4 (1.72%) IBM BigFix
13 4 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 3 (1.29%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 223 (95.71%) VMware
2 87 (37.34%) Cisco
3 80 (34.33%) Microsoft
4 38 (16.31%) NetApp
5 31 (13.30%) HP
5 31 (13.30%) Splunk
6 28 (12.02%) EMC
7 25 (10.73%) Citrix
7 25 (10.73%) Juniper
8 24 (10.30%) Oracle
9 23 (9.87%) McAfee
10 20 (8.58%) Atlassian
11 19 (8.15%) Dell
12 16 (6.87%) Red Hat
12 16 (6.87%) Veritas
13 15 (6.44%) Veeam
14 11 (4.72%) 3PAR
15 9 (3.86%) Wyse
16 8 (3.43%) Dell Compellent
16 8 (3.43%) SolarWinds