Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 2021 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 416 538 610
Rank change year-on-year +122 +72 +125
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 146 168 238
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.28% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.34% 1.96% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 103 161
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +10.39%
10th Percentile £310 £315 £145
90th Percentile £625 £550 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +7.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 15
Median hourly rate - £44.51 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.31% +45.74%
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £44.63 £44.50
% change year-on-year -0.30% +0.30% +37.98%

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 6,237 8,587 13,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.16% 14.40% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,399 5,971 9,170
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £263 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 234 303
Median hourly rate £23.11 £17.47 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.29% -0.20% +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.44 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.46 £43.13 £47.47
Median hourly rate £24.40 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +39.43% - -

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 7 March 2021.

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
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 7 March 2021. 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
South East +120 58 £450 -2.70% 12
London +49 29 £450 -5.26% 9
South West +59 23 £481 -3.75% 2
North of England +58 16 £400 +8.47% 3
Midlands +49 7 £205 -41.43% 4
North West +31 7 £375 +3.45% 1
Yorkshire +40 6 £450 +16.13% 2
East of England +63 5 £658 +69.68% 1
West Midlands - 4 £140 - 2
East Midlands +26 3 £500 - 2
North East - 3 £400 -
vCenter Server
UK

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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.

1 124 (84.93%) VMware
2 97 (66.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (65.07%) Security Cleared
4 93 (63.70%) VMware ESXi
5 92 (63.01%) Windows
6 68 (46.58%) Active Directory
6 68 (46.58%) SC Cleared
6 68 (46.58%) VMware NSX
7 63 (43.15%) VSAN
8 62 (42.47%) vSphere
9 56 (38.36%) Dell
10 53 (36.30%) vRealize
11 49 (33.56%) Microsoft
12 48 (32.88%) Cisco
13 44 (30.14%) Linux
13 44 (30.14%) Windows Server
14 43 (29.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 40 (27.40%) Data Centre
16 39 (26.71%) PowerShell
17 37 (25.34%) Firewall
18 35 (23.97%) DNS
19 33 (22.60%) DV Cleared
19 33 (22.60%) Converged Infrastructure
19 33 (22.60%) Ansible
20 30 (20.55%) Azure
21 29 (19.86%) DHCP
21 29 (19.86%) IaaS
22 27 (18.49%) DevOps
23 25 (17.12%) Migration
23 25 (17.12%) Agile Software Development

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 9 (6.16%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.11%) Confluence
3 5 (3.42%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.05%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.05%) SAS
5 3 (2.05%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.68%) Apache
7 1 (0.68%) CMS
7 1 (0.68%) IIS
7 1 (0.68%) JBoss
7 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 30 (20.55%) Azure
2 29 (19.86%) IaaS
3 19 (13.01%) Microsoft 365
4 17 (11.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (7.53%) AWS
6 5 (3.42%) SaaS
7 2 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (43.15%) VSAN
2 37 (25.34%) Firewall
3 35 (23.97%) DNS
4 29 (19.86%) DHCP
5 16 (10.96%) Cisco Nexus
5 16 (10.96%) VLAN
6 15 (10.27%) WAN
7 12 (8.22%) Ethernet
8 9 (6.16%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (6.16%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (4.11%) AMQP
9 6 (4.11%) SAN
10 4 (2.74%) iSCSI
10 4 (2.74%) Skype
10 4 (2.74%) VXLAN
11 3 (2.05%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (2.05%) DMVPN
11 3 (2.05%) HTTP
11 3 (2.05%) NAS
11 3 (2.05%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.48%) Hadoop
2 8 (5.48%) HBase
3 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.68%) MySQL
5 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (6.16%) JIRA
1 9 (6.16%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (4.79%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.74%) Bitbucket
3 4 (2.74%) MSI
4 3 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.37%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (13.01%) Finance
2 17 (11.64%) Public Sector
3 8 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.11%) Banking
4 6 (4.11%) Electronics
4 6 (4.11%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.11%) Marketing
5 3 (2.05%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.05%) Police
6 1 (0.68%) International Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Law
Job Titles
1 40 (27.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (16.44%) VMware Engineer
3 22 (15.07%) Architect
4 19 (13.01%) Consultant
5 17 (11.64%) Cloud Engineer
6 10 (6.85%) Cloud Architect
6 10 (6.85%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (6.85%) VMware Consultant
7 9 (6.16%) Administrator
7 9 (6.16%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 9 (6.16%) VMware Architect
7 9 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.79%) Wintel Engineer
9 6 (4.11%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.11%) VMWare Administrator
10 5 (3.42%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) Systems Administrator
11 3 (2.05%) Developer
11 3 (2.05%) Network Engineer
11 3 (2.05%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.11%) Web Services
2 4 (2.74%) JSON
2 4 (2.74%) XML
3 3 (2.05%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (2.05%) REST
3 3 (2.05%) SOAP
3 3 (2.05%) Spine.js
4 2 (1.37%) .NET
5 1 (0.68%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.68%) Flash
5 1 (0.68%) JSP
5 1 (0.68%) Middleware
5 1 (0.68%) ModSecurity
5 1 (0.68%) Spring
5 1 (0.68%) Struts
5 1 (0.68%) Swing
5 1 (0.68%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (27.40%) Data Centre
2 18 (12.33%) Private Cloud
3 16 (10.96%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (6.16%) PKI
5 8 (5.48%) Clustering
6 6 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.74%) EMC VNX
8 3 (2.05%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (2.05%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (2.05%) Replication
9 2 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.68%) NHS
10 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 92 (63.01%) Windows
2 44 (30.14%) Linux
2 44 (30.14%) Windows Server
3 21 (14.38%) Ubuntu
4 19 (13.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (10.27%) Windows Server 2016
6 13 (8.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (7.53%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (4.79%) Windows 10
9 6 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (3.42%) Unix
10 5 (3.42%) VMS
11 3 (2.05%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.68%) CentOS
12 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (29.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 33 (22.60%) Converged Infrastructure
3 27 (18.49%) DevOps
4 25 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (17.12%) Migration
5 22 (15.07%) ITIL
6 16 (10.96%) Storage Management
7 14 (9.59%) Change Management
8 13 (8.90%) Scrum
9 12 (8.22%) Project Delivery
10 11 (7.53%) High Availability
10 11 (7.53%) Load Balancing
11 10 (6.85%) Service Management
12 9 (6.16%) Configuration Management
12 9 (6.16%) Infrastructure Automation
12 9 (6.16%) Mobile Device Management
13 8 (5.48%) Data Protection
13 8 (5.48%) Runbook
13 8 (5.48%) SIEM
14 7 (4.79%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 39 (26.71%) PowerShell
2 9 (6.16%) C
3 6 (4.11%) SQL
4 5 (3.42%) Java
5 4 (2.74%) Perl
5 4 (2.74%) Python
6 3 (2.05%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.05%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.37%) VB
8 1 (0.68%) Ruby
8 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 95 (65.07%) Security Cleared
2 68 (46.58%) SC Cleared
3 33 (22.60%) DV Cleared
4 21 (14.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (6.16%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (4.11%) CCNP
7 6 (4.11%) MCSA
7 6 (4.11%) VCAP
8 5 (3.42%) CCNA
8 5 (3.42%) Degree
8 5 (3.42%) VCP6
9 3 (2.05%) MCITP
9 3 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.37%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (1.37%) MCSE
11 1 (0.68%) CCDA
11 1 (0.68%) CCIE
11 1 (0.68%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.85%) SLA
2 2 (1.37%) NCSC
3 1 (0.68%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.68%) GDPR
3 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 97 (66.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 93 (63.70%) VMware ESXi
3 68 (46.58%) Active Directory
3 68 (46.58%) VMware NSX
4 62 (42.47%) vSphere
5 22 (15.07%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (8.90%) Hyper-V
6 13 (8.90%) vCloud
7 10 (6.85%) Docker
7 10 (6.85%) NFS
8 9 (6.16%) VMFS
9 8 (5.48%) HDFS
10 6 (4.11%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (2.05%) Firmware
11 3 (2.05%) UAG
11 3 (2.05%) VMware Server
12 2 (1.37%) DFS Replication
12 2 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (1.37%) XenApp
13 1 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 53 (36.30%) vRealize
2 33 (22.60%) Ansible
3 23 (15.75%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 21 (14.38%) Terraform
5 17 (11.64%) SCCM
6 16 (10.96%) Kubernetes
7 14 (9.59%) Microsoft Intune
7 14 (9.59%) vMotion
8 10 (6.85%) PowerCLI
9 6 (4.11%) SCOM
10 5 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (3.42%) Puppet
10 5 (3.42%) WSUS
11 3 (2.05%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (2.05%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 2 (1.37%) SCOrch
12 2 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 124 (84.93%) VMware
2 56 (38.36%) Dell
3 49 (33.56%) Microsoft
4 48 (32.88%) Cisco
5 23 (15.75%) HP
6 14 (9.59%) EMC
7 13 (8.90%) Veeam
8 9 (6.16%) Fortinet
8 9 (6.16%) Palo Alto
9 8 (5.48%) Juniper
10 6 (4.11%) Citrix
10 6 (4.11%) SAP
11 5 (3.42%) Atlassian
11 5 (3.42%) McAfee
11 5 (3.42%) Oracle
11 5 (3.42%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.74%) Hortonworks
12 4 (2.74%) IBM
13 3 (2.05%) Nimble Storage
13 3 (2.05%) Shavlik