Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 408 571 657
Rank change year-on-year +163 +86 +32
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 92 205 225
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.07% 1.82% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 117 126
Median daily rate £500 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +6.45% -6.91%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £136
90th Percentile £638 £575 £536
UK median daily rate £500 £407 £388
% change year-on-year +23.00% +4.90% -5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 18
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -10.64% +161.11%
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £42.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year +0.60% -10.64% +161.11%

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 4,435 11,239 13,691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.89% 14.56% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,809 7,712 9,348
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £306 £275 £300
90th Percentile £661 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 265 373
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.00 £53.17 £47.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% +20.00% -

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 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 2020. 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 +146 28 £500 +25.00% 9
South West +87 26 £525 +3.96% 5
London +153 17 £488 +8.33% 6
North of England +93 10 £363 -1.69% 1
Yorkshire +64 7 - -
East of England +77 5 £658 +94.81%
Midlands +89 3 £450 +24.14% 4
North West +78 3 £363 +16.00%
West Midlands +69 2 £425 +13.33% 3
East Midlands +50 1 £450 - 1
vCenter Server
UK

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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 82 (89.13%) VMware
2 63 (68.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (66.30%) Security Cleared
4 57 (61.96%) VMware ESXi
5 49 (53.26%) VMware NSX
6 46 (50.00%) Windows
7 41 (44.57%) VSAN
8 37 (40.22%) Active Directory
9 35 (38.04%) SC Cleared
10 34 (36.96%) vSphere
11 30 (32.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 29 (31.52%) DV Cleared
13 28 (30.43%) Firewall
14 25 (27.17%) Cisco
14 25 (27.17%) Linux
14 25 (27.17%) vRealize
15 24 (26.09%) Data Centre
15 24 (26.09%) Microsoft
16 22 (23.91%) DNS
17 21 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (22.83%) PowerShell
18 20 (21.74%) Ansible
18 20 (21.74%) DevOps
19 19 (20.65%) DHCP
20 18 (19.57%) Dell
20 18 (19.57%) IaaS
20 18 (19.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 16 (17.39%) Migration
22 15 (16.30%) Virtual Machines
23 14 (15.22%) Windows Server

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 (9.78%) Confluence
2 3 (3.26%) CMS
3 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.17%) SAS
3 2 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.17%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.09%) Apache
4 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (7.61%) MS Visio
3 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.57%) IaaS
2 7 (7.61%) AWS
3 5 (5.43%) Azure
4 4 (4.35%) Office 365
5 3 (3.26%) PaaS
6 1 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (44.57%) VSAN
2 28 (30.43%) Firewall
3 22 (23.91%) DNS
4 19 (20.65%) DHCP
5 7 (7.61%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (7.61%) WAN
6 6 (6.52%) AMQP
7 5 (5.43%) LAN
8 4 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (4.35%) SAN
8 4 (4.35%) VXLAN
9 3 (3.26%) iSCSI
9 3 (3.26%) Network Security
9 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
9 3 (3.26%) VPN
10 2 (2.17%) BGP
10 2 (2.17%) Ethernet
10 2 (2.17%) HTTP
10 2 (2.17%) OSPF
10 2 (2.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.17%) DB2
3 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.09%) HBase
3 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (13.04%) JIRA
2 8 (8.70%) Bitbucket
3 6 (6.52%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.52%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (3.26%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 14 (15.22%) Public Sector
2 8 (8.70%) Finance
2 8 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.61%) Manufacturing
4 6 (6.52%) Electronics
4 6 (6.52%) Marketing
5 3 (3.26%) Police
6 1 (1.09%) Military
6 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (27.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (21.74%) VMware Engineer
3 14 (15.22%) Architect
4 11 (11.96%) Consultant
5 8 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) Cloud Architect
6 7 (7.61%) VMware Architect
7 6 (6.52%) Administrator
7 6 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Network Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Security Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Virtualisation Architect
9 4 (4.35%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) VMWare Administrator
9 4 (4.35%) VMware Consultant
10 3 (3.26%) Audio Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.43%) Flash
2 4 (4.35%) Web Services
3 3 (3.26%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (3.26%) XMPP
4 2 (2.17%) .NET
4 2 (2.17%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.17%) LDAP
4 2 (2.17%) ModSecurity
4 2 (2.17%) REST
4 2 (2.17%) SOAP
5 1 (1.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 13 (14.13%) Private Cloud
3 8 (8.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.61%) Clustering
5 6 (6.52%) PKI
5 6 (6.52%) Replication
6 4 (4.35%) Driving Licence
6 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (3.26%) Public Cloud
8 2 (2.17%) Fat Client
8 2 (2.17%) Mainframe
8 2 (2.17%) Thin Client
8 2 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.09%) FlexPod
9 1 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (1.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 46 (50.00%) Windows
2 25 (27.17%) Linux
3 14 (15.22%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.70%) Ubuntu
4 8 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.35%) Unix
8 3 (3.26%) AIX
8 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (2.17%) Solaris
9 2 (2.17%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.09%) VMS
10 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (21.74%) DevOps
4 16 (17.39%) Migration
5 13 (14.13%) Storage Management
6 12 (13.04%) High Availability
7 11 (11.96%) Converged Infrastructure
8 10 (10.87%) Infrastructure Automation
8 10 (10.87%) Scrum
9 9 (9.78%) Runbook
10 8 (8.70%) Load Balancing
10 8 (8.70%) Use Case
11 7 (7.61%) Critical Thinking
11 7 (7.61%) Customer Requirements
11 7 (7.61%) Network Virtualisation
11 7 (7.61%) SIEM
12 6 (6.52%) Data Protection
12 6 (6.52%) Digital Marketing
12 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure as Code
12 6 (6.52%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.83%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.70%) C
3 3 (3.26%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.26%) Python
3 3 (3.26%) SQL
4 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.17%) Perl
5 1 (1.09%) PHP
5 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (66.30%) Security Cleared
2 35 (38.04%) SC Cleared
3 29 (31.52%) DV Cleared
4 18 (19.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (9.78%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (5.43%) CCNA
7 4 (4.35%) CCNP
8 3 (3.26%) CCIE
8 3 (3.26%) VCAP
8 3 (3.26%) VCDX
9 2 (2.17%) CCDA
9 2 (2.17%) MCSE
9 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.09%) MCITP
10 1 (1.09%) MCP
10 1 (1.09%) MCSA
10 1 (1.09%) MCTS
10 1 (1.09%) OCA
10 1 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (1.09%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) NCSC
2 4 (4.35%) SLA
3 3 (3.26%) GDPR
4 2 (2.17%) NIST
5 1 (1.09%) Def Stans
System Software
1 63 (68.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (61.96%) VMware ESXi
3 49 (53.26%) VMware NSX
4 37 (40.22%) Active Directory
5 34 (36.96%) vSphere
6 15 (16.30%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (6.52%) NFS
7 6 (6.52%) vCloud
7 6 (6.52%) VMFS
8 5 (5.43%) Docker
9 3 (3.26%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (2.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (2.17%) Firmware
10 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
10 2 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (1.09%) HDFS
11 1 (1.09%) UAG
11 1 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (27.17%) vRealize
2 20 (21.74%) Ansible
3 12 (13.04%) Terraform
3 12 (13.04%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 10 (10.87%) Kubernetes
4 10 (10.87%) SCCM
4 10 (10.87%) vMotion
5 4 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (4.35%) WSUS
6 2 (2.17%) Avamar
6 2 (2.17%) Data Guard
6 2 (2.17%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.17%) Nessus
6 2 (2.17%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (2.17%) PowerCLI
6 2 (2.17%) Puppet
6 2 (2.17%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 82 (89.13%) VMware
2 25 (27.17%) Cisco
3 24 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 18 (19.57%) Dell
5 12 (13.04%) Veeam
6 11 (11.96%) Palo Alto
7 8 (8.70%) Fortinet
8 7 (7.61%) HP
9 6 (6.52%) Atlassian
9 6 (6.52%) SAP
10 5 (5.43%) NetApp
10 5 (5.43%) Thycotic
11 4 (4.35%) Hortonworks
11 4 (4.35%) Juniper
11 4 (4.35%) Oracle
12 3 (3.26%) 3PAR
12 3 (3.26%) EMC
12 3 (3.26%) Symantec
13 2 (2.17%) CommVault
13 2 (2.17%) Forcepoint