Period
to 15 July 2019

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 15 July 2019 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 607 646 664
Rank change year-on-year +39 +18 -25
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 216 196 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.69% 1.55% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 100 117
England median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £286 £250 £275
90th Percentile £625 £539 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 22 3
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.17 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.37% +158.09% -37.50%
10th Percentile £28.50 £18.68 £13.55
90th Percentile £49.50 £47.11 £28.05
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £43.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.99% +146.90% -37.50%

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 12,746 12,645 9,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.03% 13.36% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,607 8,503 6,463
England median daily rate £500 £488 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.84% +9.41%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £275
90th Percentile £675 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 344 217
England median hourly rate £19.82 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.32% +5.56% -18.18%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.17 £11.08
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.35 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% - -15.56%

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 15 July 2019.

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 15 July 2019.

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 15 July 2019. 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 West +21 69 £500 +24.37% 15
South East +66 58 £400 -5.88% 15
London +3 46 £480 +4.35% 14
East of England +25 19 £575 +48.39% 4
North of England +16 16 £413 +17.86% 11
Yorkshire +25 7 £425 +17.24% 7
North West +9 7 £313 -16.67% 3
Midlands +4 6 £320 -5.88% 4
West Midlands +8 5 £375 +11.11% 4
North East +26 2 £213 -19.05% 1
East Midlands +9 1 £138 -59.56%
vCenter Server
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 2019, 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.

1 207 (95.83%) VMware
2 171 (79.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (49.54%) Windows
4 103 (47.69%) Security Cleared
5 101 (46.76%) VMware ESXi
6 91 (42.13%) Windows Server
7 82 (37.96%) Active Directory
8 80 (37.04%) SC Cleared
9 79 (36.57%) vSphere
10 74 (34.26%) PowerShell
11 72 (33.33%) Microsoft
12 68 (31.48%) DNS
13 66 (30.56%) Cisco
14 60 (27.78%) Data Centre
15 56 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 53 (24.54%) Linux
17 49 (22.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 48 (22.22%) VMware NSX
19 44 (20.37%) SAN
19 44 (20.37%) VSAN
20 40 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
20 40 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
20 40 (18.52%) DHCP
20 40 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
21 39 (18.06%) vRealize
21 39 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
22 37 (17.13%) Citrix
23 35 (16.20%) Microsoft Azure
24 34 (15.74%) Office 365
24 34 (15.74%) Microsoft 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 19 (8.80%) Confluence
2 18 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 13 (6.02%) Skype for Business
4 11 (5.09%) Apache
5 9 (4.17%) IIS
5 9 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.17%) Tomcat
6 7 (3.24%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.85%) Commerce Server
8 4 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.93%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 35 (16.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (15.74%) Office 365
3 32 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (10.65%) IaaS
5 7 (3.24%) Akamai
5 7 (3.24%) PaaS
6 2 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.93%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.93%) Route 53
6 2 (0.93%) SaaS
7 1 (0.46%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 68 (31.48%) DNS
2 44 (20.37%) SAN
2 44 (20.37%) VSAN
3 40 (18.52%) DHCP
4 29 (13.43%) Firewall
5 23 (10.65%) WAN
6 18 (8.33%) LAN
7 15 (6.94%) Cisco Nexus
7 15 (6.94%) iSCSI
8 14 (6.48%) Fibre Channel
8 14 (6.48%) Skype
9 13 (6.02%) Cisco IOS
10 12 (5.56%) TCP/IP
11 11 (5.09%) VLAN
12 10 (4.63%) BGP
12 10 (4.63%) DMVPN
12 10 (4.63%) HTTP
12 10 (4.63%) Multicast
12 10 (4.63%) OSPF
13 9 (4.17%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.63%) Big Data
3 7 (3.24%) MySQL
4 6 (2.78%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.31%) HBase
6 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.46%) DB2
7 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (8.80%) JIRA
2 17 (7.87%) Git (software)
3 14 (6.48%) Bitbucket
4 13 (6.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (1.85%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.93%) Hudson
8 1 (0.46%) Subversion
General
1 21 (9.72%) Finance
2 9 (4.17%) Back Office
3 7 (3.24%) Retail
4 3 (1.39%) Banking
4 3 (1.39%) Publishing
4 3 (1.39%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (21.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (13.43%) Architect
3 28 (12.96%) Consultant
4 27 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
5 16 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
5 16 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
6 14 (6.48%) VMware Consultant
7 13 (6.02%) Server Engineer
8 12 (5.56%) Administrator
8 12 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
9 11 (5.09%) VMware Architect
10 10 (4.63%) PowerShell Engineer
11 9 (4.17%) Network Engineer
11 9 (4.17%) Senior VMware Engineer
12 8 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
12 8 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
13 7 (3.24%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.17%) 802.1X
1 9 (4.17%) REST
1 9 (4.17%) Spine.js
2 6 (2.78%) J2EE
3 4 (1.85%) LDAP
3 4 (1.85%) XML
4 3 (1.39%) JSON
4 3 (1.39%) JSP
4 3 (1.39%) Node.js
4 3 (1.39%) Servlets
4 3 (1.39%) Web Services
5 2 (0.93%) Django
6 1 (0.46%) Flash
6 1 (0.46%) HTML
6 1 (0.46%) JFC
6 1 (0.46%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 60 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 27 (12.50%) Clustering
3 11 (5.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 10 (4.63%) PKI
5 8 (3.70%) EMC VNX
5 8 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.85%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.39%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.39%) SCADA
10 2 (0.93%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.93%) Replication
10 2 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.93%) Tandem
10 2 (0.93%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 107 (49.54%) Windows
2 91 (42.13%) Windows Server
3 53 (24.54%) Linux
4 40 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (11.11%) Unix
6 20 (9.26%) Ubuntu
7 18 (8.33%) Windows 10
7 18 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (6.48%) Solaris
10 12 (5.56%) Windows 7
11 9 (4.17%) CentOS
12 8 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (3.24%) SUSE
14 6 (2.78%) AIX
15 4 (1.85%) Mac OS
16 3 (1.39%) VMS
17 2 (0.93%) Debian
17 2 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
18 1 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 40 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (14.81%) Infrastructure Automation
5 31 (14.35%) ITIL
5 31 (14.35%) Migration
6 25 (11.57%) Deployment Automation
7 22 (10.19%) Computer Science
7 22 (10.19%) DevOps
8 20 (9.26%) NsoIT
8 20 (9.26%) Project Management
8 20 (9.26%) Software Engineering
9 19 (8.80%) Server Building
10 18 (8.33%) Patch Management
10 18 (8.33%) Reverse Engineering
11 16 (7.41%) Network Virtualisation
12 15 (6.94%) Analytics
12 15 (6.94%) Capacity Planning
12 15 (6.94%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 14 (6.48%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (34.26%) PowerShell
2 20 (9.26%) Java
3 13 (6.02%) Bash Shell
3 13 (6.02%) SQL
4 12 (5.56%) Python
5 11 (5.09%) VBScript
6 7 (3.24%) C#
6 7 (3.24%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.85%) Korn
8 3 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 103 (47.69%) Security Cleared
2 80 (37.04%) SC Cleared
3 49 (22.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 40 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (15.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (13.43%) CCNA
6 29 (13.43%) MCSE
7 26 (12.04%) MCSA
8 22 (10.19%) DV Cleared
9 10 (4.63%) CCNP
10 9 (4.17%) OCA
10 9 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
11 7 (3.24%) Chartered Engineer
12 6 (2.78%) MCP
13 5 (2.31%) VCAP
13 5 (2.31%) VCP5
14 4 (1.85%) Degree
15 3 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.39%) MCTS
15 3 (1.39%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.31%) SLA
2 3 (1.39%) NCSC
3 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.46%) QA
3 1 (0.46%) RMADS
System Software
1 171 (79.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (46.76%) VMware ESXi
3 82 (37.96%) Active Directory
4 79 (36.57%) vSphere
5 48 (22.22%) VMware NSX
6 24 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (10.19%) Hyper-V
8 21 (9.72%) NFS
9 16 (7.41%) vCloud
10 15 (6.94%) XenApp
11 14 (6.48%) XenDesktop
12 11 (5.09%) Docker
13 9 (4.17%) ISA Server
14 8 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
15 6 (2.78%) Squid
15 6 (2.78%) Varnish
16 5 (2.31%) HDFS
17 4 (1.85%) VMFS
18 3 (1.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 3 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 39 (18.06%) vRealize
2 27 (12.50%) SCCM
3 21 (9.72%) PowerCLI
4 17 (7.87%) Puppet
5 15 (6.94%) Ansible
6 12 (5.56%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 11 (5.09%) Failover Clustering
8 10 (4.63%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (4.63%) SCOM
9 9 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (4.17%) vMotion
10 7 (3.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (2.31%) NetBackup
12 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (1.85%) Red Hat Satellite
12 4 (1.85%) Tivoli
12 4 (1.85%) WSUS
12 4 (1.85%) yum
13 3 (1.39%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 207 (95.83%) VMware
2 72 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 66 (30.56%) Cisco
4 37 (17.13%) Citrix
5 32 (14.81%) HP
6 29 (13.43%) Oracle
7 24 (11.11%) EMC
8 21 (9.72%) Symantec
9 18 (8.33%) Dell
10 17 (7.87%) NetApp
11 15 (6.94%) Atlassian
12 10 (4.63%) McAfee
12 10 (4.63%) Red Hat
13 9 (4.17%) IBM
14 8 (3.70%) F5
14 8 (3.70%) Ivanti
14 8 (3.70%) Palo Alto
14 8 (3.70%) SolarWinds
15 7 (3.24%) 3PAR
15 7 (3.24%) Veeam