Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 525 466 627
Rank change year-on-year -59 +161 +67
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 118 107 194
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.50% 1.83% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 77 137
10th Percentile £280 £313 £261
25th Percentile £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £420 £463 £450
Median % change year-on-year -9.19% +2.78% +5.88%
75th Percentile £485 £525 £575
90th Percentile £588 £593 £625
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 3
Median hourly rate - £46.50 £49.00
Median % change year-on-year - -5.10% +11.58%
UK median hourly rate £45.18 £47.83 £44.50
% change year-on-year -5.54% +7.48% +4.71%

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 7,879 5,844 12,492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.86% 15.27% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,577 4,134 8,500
10th Percentile £350 £304 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 123 282
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.45 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £23.21 £19.50 £18.63
Median % change year-on-year +19.03% +4.70% +0.68%
75th Percentile £47.63 £25.29 £26.94
90th Percentile £60.60 £47.48 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +80.00% +2.56% +5.41%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 +3 33 £400 -13.51% 7
London -76 33 £450 -6.25% 2
North of England +2 19 £375 +4.17% 6
South West +17 18 £450 -10.00% 2
North West +1 14 £363 +11.69% 4
East of England +7 6 £775 +14.81%
Midlands -8 4 £140 -67.06% 2
West Midlands -19 4 £140 -67.06% 1
North East +18 3 £400 -20.00%
Yorkshire +1 2 £450 +12.50% 2
vCenter Server
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 106 (89.83%) VMware
2 88 (74.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (60.17%) VMware ESXi
4 69 (58.47%) Windows
5 63 (53.39%) vSphere
6 55 (46.61%) Security Cleared
7 51 (43.22%) PowerShell
8 49 (41.53%) Windows Server
9 46 (38.98%) VSAN
10 44 (37.29%) VMware NSX
10 44 (37.29%) SC Cleared
11 42 (35.59%) Dell
12 41 (34.75%) Active Directory
13 38 (32.20%) vRealize
13 38 (32.20%) Data Centre
14 32 (27.12%) HP
15 29 (24.58%) Ansible
15 29 (24.58%) Microsoft
15 29 (24.58%) DNS
15 29 (24.58%) Cisco
15 29 (24.58%) Social Skills
16 25 (21.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 23 (19.49%) Linux
18 22 (18.64%) ITIL
18 22 (18.64%) SCCM
19 20 (16.95%) Firewall
20 19 (16.10%) PowerCLI
21 17 (14.41%) Virtual Machines
22 16 (13.56%) Terraform
22 16 (13.56%) Clustering

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 8 (6.78%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.24%) Confluence
2 5 (4.24%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.54%) IIS
3 3 (2.54%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.54%) SAS
4 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.85%) Apache
5 1 (0.85%) JBoss
5 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.56%) Azure
2 11 (9.32%) AWS
2 11 (9.32%) Azure Active Directory
2 11 (9.32%) Microsoft 365
3 5 (4.24%) Akamai
3 5 (4.24%) IaaS
4 3 (2.54%) SaaS
5 2 (1.69%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.69%) PaaS
6 1 (0.85%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 46 (38.98%) VSAN
2 29 (24.58%) DNS
3 20 (16.95%) Firewall
4 13 (11.02%) DHCP
5 12 (10.17%) Remote Desktop
6 10 (8.47%) SAN
7 8 (6.78%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (5.08%) Converged Networks
8 6 (5.08%) iSCSI
8 6 (5.08%) TCP/IP
8 6 (5.08%) VXLAN
9 5 (4.24%) BGP
9 5 (4.24%) HTTP
9 5 (4.24%) HTTPS
9 5 (4.24%) NAS
9 5 (4.24%) OSPF
9 5 (4.24%) SNMP
10 4 (3.39%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (3.39%) Network Security
10 4 (3.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.69%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.69%) HBase
3 1 (0.85%) MySQL
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (4.24%) JIRA
2 4 (3.39%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.39%) MSI
3 3 (2.54%) Bitbucket
3 3 (2.54%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (24.58%) Social Skills
2 12 (10.17%) Finance
2 12 (10.17%) Public Sector
3 9 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.39%) Banking
4 4 (3.39%) Retail
5 3 (2.54%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.54%) Military
5 3 (2.54%) Police
5 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (25.42%) VMware Engineer
2 21 (17.80%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 19 (16.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (10.17%) Consultant
4 12 (10.17%) Wintel Engineer
5 9 (7.63%) Network Engineer
6 8 (6.78%) VMware Consultant
7 7 (5.93%) Server Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Architect
8 5 (4.24%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Developer
9 4 (3.39%) Administrator
9 4 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (2.54%) Support Engineer
10 3 (2.54%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (2.54%) VMware Architect
10 3 (2.54%) VMware Specialist
10 3 (2.54%) Windows Engineer
10 3 (2.54%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.71%) JSON
2 11 (9.32%) XML
3 3 (2.54%) Spine.js
4 2 (1.69%) Flash
5 1 (0.85%) .NET
5 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 38 (32.20%) Data Centre
2 16 (13.56%) Clustering
3 13 (11.02%) Private Cloud
4 11 (9.32%) PKI
5 6 (5.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.54%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.54%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (2.54%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.54%) Replication
8 2 (1.69%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.85%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 69 (58.47%) Windows
2 49 (41.53%) Windows Server
3 23 (19.49%) Linux
4 15 (12.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (9.32%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (7.63%) Windows 10
8 7 (5.93%) Unix
9 6 (5.08%) Ubuntu
9 6 (5.08%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (4.24%) CentOS
10 5 (4.24%) VMS
11 4 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.69%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (18.64%) ITIL
3 14 (11.86%) Configuration Management
3 14 (11.86%) Storage Management
4 13 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (11.02%) Migration
4 13 (11.02%) Service Management
5 12 (10.17%) Deployment Automation
6 7 (5.93%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (5.93%) Converged Infrastructure
6 7 (5.93%) SIEM
7 6 (5.08%) Change Management
7 6 (5.08%) Critical Thinking
7 6 (5.08%) Network Virtualisation
7 6 (5.08%) NsoIT
7 6 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (5.08%) Validation
8 5 (4.24%) Architecture Roadmap
8 5 (4.24%) Network Management
8 5 (4.24%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 51 (43.22%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.93%) Java
3 6 (5.08%) Python
4 4 (3.39%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.39%) SQL
5 1 (0.85%) Perl
5 1 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (46.61%) Security Cleared
2 44 (37.29%) SC Cleared
3 12 (10.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (8.47%) DV Cleared
5 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (6.78%) MCSA
7 6 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (4.24%) Degree
9 4 (3.39%) CCNP
9 4 (3.39%) VCP6
10 3 (2.54%) MCITP
10 3 (2.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (2.54%) VCAP
11 2 (1.69%) CCNA
11 2 (1.69%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.54%) NCSC
1 3 (2.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) Accessibility
2 1 (0.85%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.85%) GDPR
2 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 88 (74.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (60.17%) VMware ESXi
3 63 (53.39%) vSphere
4 44 (37.29%) VMware NSX
5 41 (34.75%) Active Directory
6 17 (14.41%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (11.02%) Hyper-V
8 11 (9.32%) vCloud
9 8 (6.78%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (5.08%) Docker
11 3 (2.54%) Firmware
12 2 (1.69%) HDFS
12 2 (1.69%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.85%) NFS
13 1 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (32.20%) vRealize
2 29 (24.58%) Ansible
3 22 (18.64%) SCCM
4 19 (16.10%) PowerCLI
5 16 (13.56%) Terraform
6 11 (9.32%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 10 (8.47%) Puppet
8 9 (7.63%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 9 (7.63%) Kubernetes
8 9 (7.63%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (5.93%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (5.93%) WSUS
10 6 (5.08%) Failover Clustering
10 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (5.08%) vMotion
11 3 (2.54%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (2.54%) SCOM
12 2 (1.69%) NetBackup
12 2 (1.69%) SCOrch
12 2 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 106 (89.83%) VMware
2 42 (35.59%) Dell
3 32 (27.12%) HP
4 29 (24.58%) Cisco
4 29 (24.58%) Microsoft
5 8 (6.78%) F5
6 7 (5.93%) EMC
6 7 (5.93%) Zscaler
7 6 (5.08%) Citrix
7 6 (5.08%) Juniper
7 6 (5.08%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.24%) Atlassian
8 5 (4.24%) CheckPoint
8 5 (4.24%) McAfee
8 5 (4.24%) NetApp
8 5 (4.24%) Splunk
9 4 (3.39%) 3PAR
9 4 (3.39%) Ericsson
9 4 (3.39%) Veeam
10 3 (2.54%) Fortinet