Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 648 696 639
Rank change year-on-year +48 -57 +103
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 225 166 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.58% 1.47% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 99 177
England median daily rate £388 £385 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% -6.67% +10.00%
10th Percentile £135 £250 £263
90th Percentile £538 £555 £544
UK median daily rate £389 £385 £402
% change year-on-year +0.97% -4.11% +7.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 6 7
England median hourly rate £47.00 £24.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.83% -14.29% -32.53%
10th Percentile £38.80 £17.00 £22.70
90th Percentile £48.57 £32.25 £30.30
UK median hourly rate £46.50 £24.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +93.75% -14.29% -32.53%

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 14,209 11,289 10,922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.74% 11.88% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,659 7,734 7,025
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.78%
10th Percentile £304 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £590
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 260 245
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.07 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% -17.67% +3.65%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.75 £12.85
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
% change year-on-year - -15.58% +4.96%

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 13 December 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
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 13 December 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 -1 63 £300 -29.41% 8
South West +15 56 £438 +34.62% 10
North of England +11 41 £375 -26.83% 10
South East -18 29 £388 +2.79% 9
Midlands +4 19 £345 -10.39% 13
East of England +6 17 £420 +31.25% 4
North East +9 16 £400 - 2
Yorkshire -2 15 £350 -33.33% 6
West Midlands -15 10 £350 -9.09% 6
North West -17 10 £225 -9.55% 2
East Midlands +14 9 £340 - 7
vCenter Server
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 214 (95.11%) VMware
2 179 (79.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (66.22%) Windows
4 114 (50.67%) Windows Server
5 101 (44.89%) VMware ESXi
6 98 (43.56%) Active Directory
7 88 (39.11%) Security Cleared
8 83 (36.89%) Microsoft
9 81 (36.00%) Cisco
10 76 (33.78%) PowerShell
11 74 (32.89%) vSphere
12 66 (29.33%) SC Cleared
13 49 (21.78%) Windows Server 2012
14 47 (20.89%) Data Centre
14 47 (20.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 46 (20.44%) SCCM
15 46 (20.44%) ITIL
15 46 (20.44%) Linux
16 45 (20.00%) MS Exchange
17 44 (19.56%) Clustering
18 41 (18.22%) Cisco Certification
18 41 (18.22%) Microsoft Certification
19 40 (17.78%) DNS
19 40 (17.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 39 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
21 35 (15.56%) Oracle
22 34 (15.11%) Citrix
22 34 (15.11%) Finance
23 33 (14.67%) Firewall
23 33 (14.67%) MCSE

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 45 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 20 (8.89%) Confluence
3 16 (7.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (3.56%) OpenStack
6 5 (2.22%) IIS
6 5 (2.22%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.78%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.33%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.89%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (4.89%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.33%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.22%) Office 365
3 6 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (2.22%) IaaS
5 3 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.33%) SaaS
6 2 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (17.78%) DNS
2 33 (14.67%) Firewall
3 26 (11.56%) DHCP
4 22 (9.78%) SAN
5 11 (4.89%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (4.44%) Internet
6 10 (4.44%) Unified Communications
7 9 (4.00%) BGP
7 9 (4.00%) NAS
7 9 (4.00%) OSPF
7 9 (4.00%) VSAN
8 8 (3.56%) SNMP
8 8 (3.56%) VXLAN
8 8 (3.56%) WAN
9 6 (2.67%) DMVPN
9 6 (2.67%) LAN
9 6 (2.67%) Multicast
9 6 (2.67%) Skype
9 6 (2.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.33%) MySQL
3 2 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 23 (10.22%) JIRA
2 20 (8.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (4.89%) GitLab
4 10 (4.44%) Artifactory
5 4 (1.78%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.33%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 34 (15.11%) Finance
2 10 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.67%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.33%) Banking
5 2 (0.89%) Marketing
5 2 (0.89%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.44%) German Language
6 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.44%) Law
6 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (16.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (13.33%) Analyst
3 26 (11.56%) Administrator
4 25 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
5 21 (9.33%) Integration Engineer
6 20 (8.89%) PowerShell Engineer
6 20 (8.89%) Service Analyst
6 20 (8.89%) Service Desk Analyst
7 19 (8.44%) Consultant
8 16 (7.11%) Automation Engineer
8 16 (7.11%) Windows Administrator
9 14 (6.22%) Architect
10 13 (5.78%) ITIL Service Analyst
10 13 (5.78%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
10 13 (5.78%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (4.44%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 10 (4.44%) Wintel Engineer
12 9 (4.00%) Network Architect
12 9 (4.00%) Network Engineer
12 9 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.22%) REST
2 4 (1.78%) Spine.js
3 3 (1.33%) LDAP
3 3 (1.33%) Web Services
4 2 (0.89%) JSON
4 2 (0.89%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.89%) RESTful
5 1 (0.44%) .NET
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.44%) Velocity
5 1 (0.44%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 47 (20.89%) Data Centre
2 44 (19.56%) Clustering
3 21 (9.33%) Video Conferencing
4 20 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (5.33%) User Experience
6 10 (4.44%) iPhone
6 10 (4.44%) Management Information System
6 10 (4.44%) Replication
7 7 (3.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 6 (2.67%) Fat Client
8 6 (2.67%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.78%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.33%) EMC VNX
10 3 (1.33%) PKI
10 3 (1.33%) RIA
11 2 (0.89%) CESG
11 2 (0.89%) EMC VNXe
11 2 (0.89%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.44%) HP Storage
12 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 149 (66.22%) Windows
2 114 (50.67%) Windows Server
3 49 (21.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (20.44%) Linux
5 32 (14.22%) Windows 7
6 31 (13.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (12.44%) Windows 10
8 20 (8.89%) Windows 8
9 15 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (6.22%) Unix
11 10 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (3.11%) CentOS
13 6 (2.67%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.78%) Solaris
15 1 (0.44%) AIX
15 1 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.44%) ITIL
2 40 (17.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 39 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (10.22%) Storage Management
6 22 (9.78%) Network Virtualisation
7 20 (8.89%) NsoIT
8 19 (8.44%) Capacity Planning
8 19 (8.44%) ITIL V3
8 19 (8.44%) Service Management
9 16 (7.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (7.11%) Performance Tuning
9 16 (7.11%) Security Hardening
10 15 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
10 15 (6.67%) Service Delivery
11 13 (5.78%) Computer Science
11 13 (5.78%) Load Balancing
11 13 (5.78%) Migration
11 13 (5.78%) Patch Management
11 13 (5.78%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 76 (33.78%) PowerShell
2 16 (7.11%) SQL
3 14 (6.22%) Shell Script
4 10 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.56%) C
6 4 (1.78%) Java
7 3 (1.33%) Python
8 2 (0.89%) Perl
9 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (39.11%) Security Cleared
2 66 (29.33%) SC Cleared
3 47 (20.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 41 (18.22%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (18.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (14.67%) MCSE
6 30 (13.33%) CCNA
6 30 (13.33%) DV Cleared
7 26 (11.56%) MCSA
8 18 (8.00%) CCNP
9 16 (7.11%) OCA
9 16 (7.11%) Oracle Certification
10 10 (4.44%) Citrix Certification
10 10 (4.44%) MCTS
11 9 (4.00%) CCIE
12 7 (3.11%) CCA
12 7 (3.11%) VCAP
12 7 (3.11%) VCP4
12 7 (3.11%) VCP5
13 6 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.22%) SLA
2 3 (1.33%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.33%) QA
3 1 (0.44%) RMADS
System Software
1 179 (79.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (44.89%) VMware ESXi
3 98 (43.56%) Active Directory
4 74 (32.89%) vSphere
5 29 (12.89%) Hyper-V
6 27 (12.00%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (11.11%) XenDesktop
8 24 (10.67%) XenApp
9 22 (9.78%) VMware NSX
10 16 (7.11%) Oracle RAC
11 13 (5.78%) Virtual Desktop
12 12 (5.33%) XenServer
13 11 (4.89%) vCloud
14 6 (2.67%) DFS Replication
14 6 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (2.67%) NFS
15 4 (1.78%) Firmware
15 4 (1.78%) KVM
15 4 (1.78%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (1.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 46 (20.44%) SCCM
2 32 (14.22%) PowerCLI
3 26 (11.56%) SCOM
4 20 (8.89%) Microsoft Clustering
5 19 (8.44%) vMotion
6 18 (8.00%) vRealize
7 15 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 14 (6.22%) Puppet
9 13 (5.78%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 12 (5.33%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (4.44%) WSUS
12 8 (3.56%) Ansible
12 8 (3.56%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (3.11%) Cisco CUCM
13 7 (3.11%) SCVMM
14 5 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
15 4 (1.78%) Netcool
15 4 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
16 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
16 3 (1.33%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 214 (95.11%) VMware
2 83 (36.89%) Microsoft
3 81 (36.00%) Cisco
4 35 (15.56%) Oracle
5 34 (15.11%) Citrix
6 30 (13.33%) EMC
7 29 (12.89%) Atlassian
8 27 (12.00%) HP
9 24 (10.67%) Juniper
10 22 (9.78%) 3PAR
10 22 (9.78%) McAfee
11 20 (8.89%) Wyse
12 16 (7.11%) BMC
13 15 (6.67%) Red Hat
14 13 (5.78%) Dell
14 13 (5.78%) NetApp
15 10 (4.44%) Veeam
16 9 (4.00%) Veritas
17 8 (3.56%) Dell Compellent
17 8 (3.56%) Splunk