Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 667 641 688
Rank change year-on-year -26 +47 -75
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 175 224 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.66% 2.07% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 168 98
England median daily rate £388 £402 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.49% +7.07% -
10th Percentile £243 £263 £233
90th Percentile £538 £533 £488
UK median daily rate £398 £402 £375
% change year-on-year -1.00% +7.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 12
England median hourly rate £18.00 £28.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% -28.66% +52.43%
10th Percentile £13.68 £25.55 £29.50
90th Percentile £32.15 £29.03 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £28.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year -35.71% -28.66% +52.43%

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 10550 10807 9048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.32% 11.10% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7227 6961 5594
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +3.77%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £239
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 244 308
England median hourly rate £17.07 £20.73 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.67% +3.65% +2.56%
10th Percentile £10.84 £12.83 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.73 £19.03
% change year-on-year -15.58% +8.93% -2.41%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -34 89 £425 +6.25% 5
South East -12 39 £365 -18.89% 6
North of England +46 17 £513 +89.81% 1
East of England -18 15 £250 -26.47% 3
Yorkshire +24 9 £525 +55.56%
South West -8 6 £325 -37.35%
West Midlands +33 5 £385 - 3
Midlands +32 5 £385 +40.00% 3
North West +22 5 £275 -33.33% 1
North East +57 3 - -
vCenter Server
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing vCenter Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for vCenter Server.

1 160 (91.43%) VMware
2 108 (61.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (57.71%) Windows
4 77 (44.00%) vSphere
4 77 (44.00%) VMware ESXi
5 70 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 70 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 65 (37.14%) PowerShell
7 57 (32.57%) Data Centre
8 51 (29.14%) Microsoft
9 49 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 48 (27.43%) SAN
11 40 (22.86%) Cisco
12 38 (21.71%) Linux
13 34 (19.43%) Security Cleared
14 33 (18.86%) Migration
15 31 (17.71%) HP
16 30 (17.14%) DNS
16 30 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
16 30 (17.14%) VSAN
17 28 (16.00%) SC Cleared
18 27 (15.43%) Firewall
19 26 (14.86%) vRealize
20 23 (13.14%) EMC
21 22 (12.57%) Finance
22 21 (12.00%) VMware NSX
23 19 (10.86%) Citrix
24 18 (10.29%) Unix
24 18 (10.29%) SCCM
25 16 (9.14%) DHCP

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 10 (5.71%) IIS
1 10 (5.71%) OpenStack
2 9 (5.14%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.43%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.29%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.14%) Apache
6 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.14%) SAS
6 2 (1.14%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.14%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.57%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.71%) Office 365
3 6 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.43%) IaaS
4 5 (2.86%) SaaS
5 3 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.71%) HP Helion
6 2 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.57%) G Suite
7 1 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.57%) PaaS
7 1 (0.57%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.57%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 48 (27.43%) SAN
2 30 (17.14%) DNS
2 30 (17.14%) VSAN
3 27 (15.43%) Firewall
4 16 (9.14%) DHCP
5 11 (6.29%) TCP/IP
6 10 (5.71%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (5.71%) SNMP
7 9 (5.14%) IPsec
7 9 (5.14%) iSCSI
8 7 (4.00%) Software-Defined Networking
8 7 (4.00%) VoIP
8 7 (4.00%) VPN
9 6 (3.43%) BIG-IP
9 6 (3.43%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (3.43%) Internet
9 6 (3.43%) LDAP
9 6 (3.43%) NAS
9 6 (3.43%) SSH
9 6 (3.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.57%) MySQL
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.57%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 11 (6.29%) JIRA
2 9 (5.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 22 (12.57%) Finance
2 13 (7.43%) Banking
3 8 (4.57%) Retail
4 7 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.86%) Games
5 5 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.14%) French Language
7 1 (0.57%) Advertising
7 1 (0.57%) Electronics
7 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Law
7 1 (0.57%) Legal
7 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (20.57%) VMware Engineer
2 21 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (9.71%) Consultant
4 15 (8.57%) Administrator
4 15 (8.57%) Architect
4 15 (8.57%) VMware Specialist
5 12 (6.86%) Windows Engineer
6 11 (6.29%) Analyst
6 11 (6.29%) Network Engineer
7 10 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (5.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (4.00%) Server Administrator
9 7 (4.00%) Server Engineer
9 7 (4.00%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.00%) VMware Architect
9 7 (4.00%) VMware Consultant
9 7 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
10 6 (3.43%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (3.43%) Windows Administrator
10 6 (3.43%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.86%) Elastic Stack
1 5 (2.86%) RESTful
1 5 (2.86%) Web Services
1 5 (2.86%) XML
2 4 (2.29%) JTAPI
2 4 (2.29%) RFC 2833
2 4 (2.29%) TAPI
3 3 (1.71%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.57%) Dojo
5 1 (0.57%) Flash
5 1 (0.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 57 (32.57%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.71%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 7 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.00%) EMC VNX
4 6 (3.43%) Clustering
5 5 (2.86%) Online Games
5 5 (2.86%) PKI
5 5 (2.86%) Replication
6 4 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.29%) Cloud Native
6 4 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.29%) Minimum Viable Product
6 4 (2.29%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.14%) Derivative
8 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.14%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.14%) NHS
9 1 (0.57%) FMCG
9 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 101 (57.71%) Windows
2 70 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 49 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (21.71%) Linux
5 30 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (10.29%) Unix
7 14 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (5.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (4.57%) CentOS
9 8 (4.57%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.86%) Debian
11 4 (2.29%) Fedora
11 4 (2.29%) Solaris
11 4 (2.29%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.71%) SUSE
12 3 (1.71%) Windows 7
13 2 (1.14%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (1.14%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.86%) Migration
2 16 (9.14%) ITIL
2 16 (9.14%) Virtual Environments
3 11 (6.29%) Load Balancing
4 9 (5.14%) Network Design
4 9 (5.14%) Server Virtualisation
4 9 (5.14%) Task Automation
5 8 (4.57%) DevOps
6 7 (4.00%) Change Management
6 7 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.00%) Server Building
6 7 (4.00%) Workflow
6 7 (4.00%) Workflow Development
7 6 (3.43%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (3.43%) E-Commerce
7 6 (3.43%) High Availability
7 6 (3.43%) Runbook
7 6 (3.43%) Service Management
8 5 (2.86%) Network Virtualisation
8 5 (2.86%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 65 (37.14%) PowerShell
2 9 (5.14%) Bash Shell
2 9 (5.14%) SQL
3 8 (4.57%) C
3 8 (4.57%) Perl
4 7 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.00%) Python
4 7 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.86%) VBScript
6 3 (1.71%) Korn
7 2 (1.14%) Elixir
7 2 (1.14%) Erlang
7 2 (1.14%) Java
7 2 (1.14%) Ruby
8 1 (0.57%) R
8 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (19.43%) Security Cleared
2 28 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (4.57%) Degree
4 8 (4.57%) VCP6
5 7 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (2.86%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.86%) MCSE
8 4 (2.29%) CCIE
9 3 (1.71%) CCNA
9 3 (1.71%) CCNP
9 3 (1.71%) MCP
9 3 (1.71%) VCAP
10 2 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.14%) RHCE
10 2 (1.14%) VCDX
11 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.43%) SLA
2 4 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.29%) PA-DSS
2 4 (2.29%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 108 (61.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (44.00%) VMware ESXi
2 77 (44.00%) vSphere
3 70 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 21 (12.00%) VMware NSX
5 16 (9.14%) vCloud
6 13 (7.43%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (7.43%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (5.71%) Hyper-V
7 10 (5.71%) XenApp
8 8 (4.57%) DFS Replication
8 8 (4.57%) NFS
9 6 (3.43%) KVM
10 5 (2.86%) Docker
11 2 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.14%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.57%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (14.86%) vRealize
2 18 (10.29%) SCCM
3 14 (8.00%) PowerCLI
3 14 (8.00%) Puppet
4 11 (6.29%) Ansible
5 7 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (4.00%) SCOM
5 7 (4.00%) vMotion
6 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (3.43%) WSUS
7 5 (2.86%) Kibana
8 4 (2.29%) Kubernetes
8 4 (2.29%) logstash
8 4 (2.29%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.71%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (1.71%) Nagios
9 3 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (1.14%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (1.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 160 (91.43%) VMware
2 51 (29.14%) Microsoft
3 40 (22.86%) Cisco
4 31 (17.71%) HP
5 23 (13.14%) EMC
6 19 (10.86%) Citrix
7 15 (8.57%) NetApp
8 14 (8.00%) Red Hat
9 10 (5.71%) 3PAR
9 10 (5.71%) Dell
10 9 (5.14%) F5
10 9 (5.14%) McAfee
11 8 (4.57%) CheckPoint
11 8 (4.57%) Oracle
11 8 (4.57%) ServiceNow
12 6 (3.43%) CommVault
13 5 (2.86%) IBM
14 4 (2.29%) Clearswift
14 4 (2.29%) Juniper
14 4 (2.29%) Symantec