Period
to 19 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 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
England > North West
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 195 215
Rank change year-on-year -9 +20 +29
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 10 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.23% 1.30% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 7
North West median daily rate £225 £275 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -33.33% +11.49%
10th Percentile £213 £211 £158
90th Percentile £238 £465 £458
England median daily rate £390 £381 £413
% change year-on-year +2.36% -7.64% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.00 £24.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +95.83% -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 the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 816 615 651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.56% 10.84% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 409 406
North West median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% +5.82%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £205
90th Percentile £650 £575 £571
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 29 18
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +1.96% +63.46%
10th Percentile £12.78 £11.35 £12.36
90th Percentile £53.00 £43.80 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.73
% change year-on-year - -15.58% +3.65%

vCenter Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing vCenter Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for vCenter Server in the North West

vCenter Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vCenter Server in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for vCenter Server in the North West

vCenter Server
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 19 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
Cheshire -4 6 £225 -31.82%
Manchester -8 4 - - 1
vCenter Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 North West region with a requirement for vCenter Server.

1 9 (90.00%) VMware
1 9 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (80.00%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
4 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (50.00%) Office 365
5 5 (50.00%) Teradici
5 5 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (50.00%) Windows 10
5 5 (50.00%) WSUS
5 5 (50.00%) Fat Client
5 5 (50.00%) Thin Client
5 5 (50.00%) Clearswift
5 5 (50.00%) LAN
5 5 (50.00%) WAN
5 5 (50.00%) DHCP
5 5 (50.00%) DNS
5 5 (50.00%) SQL
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco
6 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (30.00%) ITIL
7 3 (30.00%) Replication
7 3 (30.00%) Veeam
8 2 (20.00%) PowerShell

vCenter Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DHCP
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
1 5 (50.00%) LAN
1 5 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Administrator
1 5 (50.00%) Senior Windows Administrator
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 5 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (30.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Antivirus Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (10.00%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) MCP
1 1 (10.00%) MCSA
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (80.00%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (20.00%) vSphere
5 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) WSUS
2 2 (20.00%) Ansible
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Clearswift
2 5 (50.00%) Teradici
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) Veeam
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) Avaya
6 1 (10.00%) Nimble Storage