Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 673 644 625
Rank change year-on-year -29 -19 +19
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 177 162 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.48% 1.78% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 121 145
England median daily rate £450 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.08% +0.38% +3.23%
10th Percentile £262 £275 £260
90th Percentile £547 £538 £541
UK median daily rate £425 £402 £389
% change year-on-year +5.85% +3.28% -2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 6
England median hourly rate £43.92 £17.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.94% -37.50% +42.89%
10th Percentile £16.90 £13.55 £26.89
90th Percentile £47.55 £28.05 £28.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £17.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +142.86% -37.50% +42.89%

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 11,998 9,111 10,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.20% 10.87% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,038 6,047 6,765
England median daily rate £488 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.98% +8.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 208 238
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -18.18% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.25 £12.93
90th Percentile £50.13 £47.30 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.94 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.70% -11.39% +12.50%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -9 100 £475 +9.20% 8
South East -10 30 £425 +16.04% 5
North of England -18 18 £475 -5.00% 6
Midlands +1 16 £340 +13.33% 5
West Midlands -17 11 £338 +12.50% 2
South West +18 9 £413 +26.92% 8
North West -26 9 £488 +39.29% 5
East of England -12 6 £388 +63.16% 1
Yorkshire -25 5 £450 -14.29% 1
East Midlands - 5 £340 - 3
North East +7 4 £263 -6.25%
vCenter Server
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 175 (98.87%) VMware
2 117 (66.10%) Windows
3 107 (60.45%) VMware ESXi
4 101 (57.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 76 (42.94%) Windows Server
6 71 (40.11%) Active Directory
7 70 (39.55%) vSphere
8 68 (38.42%) Microsoft
8 68 (38.42%) Linux
9 66 (37.29%) Security Cleared
10 57 (32.20%) Cisco
11 44 (24.86%) SQL Server
12 42 (23.73%) DNS
12 42 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
13 40 (22.60%) PowerShell
14 38 (21.47%) DV Cleared
15 36 (20.34%) NetApp
16 35 (19.77%) SQL
16 35 (19.77%) ITIL
17 34 (19.21%) Firewall
18 33 (18.64%) SCCM
18 33 (18.64%) Data Centre
18 33 (18.64%) VMware NSX
19 31 (17.51%) DHCP
20 30 (16.95%) Windows 10
21 29 (16.38%) SC Cleared
22 28 (15.82%) HP
23 27 (15.25%) EMC
23 27 (15.25%) Clustering
23 27 (15.25%) Hyper-V

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 23 (12.99%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.47%) IIS
3 11 (6.21%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (3.95%) Skype for Business
6 6 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.82%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.13%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.56%) Confluence
9 1 (0.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 17 (9.60%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.26%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.30%) Office 365
2 16 (9.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.08%) IaaS
4 8 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (3.39%) PaaS
6 5 (2.82%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.69%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.56%) Akamai
9 1 (0.56%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 42 (23.73%) DNS
2 34 (19.21%) Firewall
3 31 (17.51%) DHCP
4 26 (14.69%) SAN
5 14 (7.91%) TCP/IP
6 12 (6.78%) LAN
7 11 (6.21%) HTTP
7 11 (6.21%) SNMP
8 9 (5.08%) VPN
9 7 (3.95%) FTP
9 7 (3.95%) HTTPS
9 7 (3.95%) NetScaler
9 7 (3.95%) WAN
10 6 (3.39%) DVB
10 6 (3.39%) IPsec
10 6 (3.39%) MPLS
11 5 (2.82%) Internet
11 5 (2.82%) SSL
12 4 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.26%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (24.86%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.73%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (3.39%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.82%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.13%) MySQL
6 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (4.52%) JIRA
1 8 (4.52%) MSI
2 7 (3.95%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.95%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.39%) WiX
4 2 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.56%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.56%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (14.12%) Finance
2 11 (6.21%) Banking
3 5 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.26%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.26%) Retail
4 4 (2.26%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.69%) Local Government
5 3 (1.69%) Marketing
6 2 (1.13%) Advertising
6 2 (1.13%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (18.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (17.51%) VMware Engineer
3 25 (14.12%) Network Engineer
4 20 (11.30%) Consultant
5 17 (9.60%) Support Engineer
6 14 (7.91%) Linux Engineer
7 12 (6.78%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 12 (6.78%) Integration Engineer
7 12 (6.78%) Server Engineer
8 11 (6.21%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (5.65%) Analyst
10 8 (4.52%) Administrator
10 8 (4.52%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.52%) Wintel Engineer
11 7 (3.95%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 6 (3.39%) Infrastructure Support
12 6 (3.39%) UI Developer
12 6 (3.39%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.21%) Web Services
2 8 (4.52%) HTML
3 7 (3.95%) .NET
3 7 (3.95%) XML
4 6 (3.39%) .NET Framework
4 6 (3.39%) Angular 2
4 6 (3.39%) AngularJS
4 6 (3.39%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (3.39%) CSS
4 6 (3.39%) Dapper ORM
4 6 (3.39%) Entity Framework
4 6 (3.39%) JSON
4 6 (3.39%) MFC
4 6 (3.39%) NHibernate
4 6 (3.39%) WCF
4 6 (3.39%) WPF
5 5 (2.82%) Middleware
5 5 (2.82%) Web Services Management
5 5 (2.82%) XSLT
6 4 (2.26%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.64%) Data Centre
2 27 (15.25%) Clustering
3 21 (11.86%) PKI
4 12 (6.78%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (5.65%) Fat Client
5 10 (5.65%) Thin Client
6 8 (4.52%) Replication
7 6 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (3.39%) MPEG
8 5 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.26%) STB
10 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.69%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (1.13%) EMC VNX
11 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.13%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (1.13%) Private Cloud
11 2 (1.13%) RIA
12 1 (0.56%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 117 (66.10%) Windows
2 76 (42.94%) Windows Server
3 68 (38.42%) Linux
4 42 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (16.95%) Windows 10
6 20 (11.30%) CentOS
6 20 (11.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (6.78%) Windows 7
8 11 (6.21%) Unix
9 9 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (3.39%) Solaris
11 5 (2.82%) AIX
11 5 (2.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 4 (2.26%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.13%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.13%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.56%) Debian
14 1 (0.56%) Fedora
14 1 (0.56%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.77%) ITIL
2 18 (10.17%) DevOps
3 14 (7.91%) Migration
4 13 (7.34%) High Availability
4 13 (7.34%) Service Management
5 12 (6.78%) Network Virtualisation
5 12 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (6.21%) Service Delivery
7 10 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (5.65%) Load Balancing
7 10 (5.65%) Network Load Balancing
8 8 (4.52%) Deployment Automation
8 8 (4.52%) Server Building
9 7 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (3.95%) Software Delivery
9 7 (3.95%) Workflow
9 7 (3.95%) Workflow Development
10 6 (3.39%) Data Protection
10 6 (3.39%) Patch Management
10 6 (3.39%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 40 (22.60%) PowerShell
2 35 (19.77%) SQL
3 16 (9.04%) Python
4 15 (8.47%) JavaScript
5 14 (7.91%) Java
6 13 (7.34%) Perl
7 7 (3.95%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.95%) C#
8 5 (2.82%) C
8 5 (2.82%) VBScript
9 2 (1.13%) PHP
10 1 (0.56%) VB
10 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 66 (37.29%) Security Cleared
2 38 (21.47%) DV Cleared
3 29 (16.38%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (2.82%) CCNP
6 5 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.82%) Degree
6 5 (2.82%) MCSE
7 3 (1.69%) CCNA
7 3 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.56%) HNC
9 1 (0.56%) MCSA
9 1 (0.56%) MCSD
9 1 (0.56%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.95%) SLA
2 5 (2.82%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.69%) GDPR
3 3 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.13%) QA
4 2 (1.13%) RMADS
5 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 107 (60.45%) VMware ESXi
2 101 (57.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (40.11%) Active Directory
4 70 (39.55%) vSphere
5 33 (18.64%) VMware NSX
6 27 (15.25%) Hyper-V
7 20 (11.30%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (6.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (5.08%) XenApp
10 7 (3.95%) Firmware
11 6 (3.39%) Docker
11 6 (3.39%) NFS
11 6 (3.39%) XenDesktop
12 5 (2.82%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (2.26%) XenServer
14 3 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (1.69%) vCloud
14 3 (1.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (1.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 33 (18.64%) SCCM
2 22 (12.43%) Ansible
3 16 (9.04%) Microsoft Clustering
3 16 (9.04%) PowerCLI
4 12 (6.78%) Puppet
4 12 (6.78%) vRealize
5 11 (6.21%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (5.65%) Failover Clustering
6 10 (5.65%) SCOM
6 10 (5.65%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 10 (5.65%) WSUS
7 5 (2.82%) Data Guard
7 5 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (2.82%) vMotion
8 4 (2.26%) SCOrch
9 3 (1.69%) IBM BigFix
9 3 (1.69%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (1.69%) XenMobile
9 3 (1.69%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.13%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 175 (98.87%) VMware
2 68 (38.42%) Microsoft
3 57 (32.20%) Cisco
4 36 (20.34%) NetApp
5 28 (15.82%) HP
6 27 (15.25%) EMC
7 25 (14.12%) Splunk
8 21 (11.86%) Citrix
9 16 (9.04%) Dell
10 15 (8.47%) Red Hat
11 14 (7.91%) Juniper
12 13 (7.34%) McAfee
13 10 (5.65%) Veeam
14 9 (5.08%) SolarWinds
14 9 (5.08%) Veritas
15 8 (4.52%) Dell Compellent
15 8 (4.52%) Oracle
16 7 (3.95%) 3PAR
17 6 (3.39%) Ivanti
17 6 (3.39%) Symantec