Period
to 10 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 10 December 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
England > South East
6 months to
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 281 360 330
Rank change year-on-year +79 -30 -5
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 47 29 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.77% 1.22% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 17
South East median daily rate £415 £388 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.10% +2.79% -16.22%
10th Percentile £308 £319 £246
90th Percentile £550 £500 £575
England median daily rate £425 £388 £381
% change year-on-year +9.68% +1.71% -7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £42.27 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.19% +134.81% -28.71%
England median hourly rate £42.00 £47.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.64% +95.83% -14.29%

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 South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 1,696 2,371 2,141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.10% 13.97% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 992 1,408 1,318
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £251 £263 £250
90th Percentile £613 £588 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 74 58
South East median hourly rate £26.50 £17.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.88% +19.30% -50.43%
10th Percentile £11.87 £11.85 £11.96
90th Percentile £82.50 £49.52 £43.83
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.26
% change year-on-year +2.86% +1.42% -16.76%

vCenter Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for vCenter Server in the South East

vCenter Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vCenter Server in the South East

vCenter Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vCenter Server in the South East over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vCenter Server in the South East

vCenter Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing vCenter Server in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for vCenter Server in the South East

vCenter Server
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 10 December 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
Thames Valley +44 25 £500 +29.03% 7
Hampshire +19 17 £395 -2.47% 8
Buckinghamshire +29 14 £500 +29.03% 2
Berkshire +15 10 £481 +6.94% 5
Kent +14 3 £335 -0.74% 2
Surrey +50 1 £475 +80.61%
Oxfordshire +31 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £315 - 2
vCenter Server
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 South East region with a requirement for vCenter Server.

1 46 (97.87%) VMware
2 31 (65.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (46.81%) Security Cleared
3 22 (46.81%) Windows
4 20 (42.55%) vCloud
5 19 (40.43%) Windows Server
5 19 (40.43%) vSphere
6 17 (36.17%) vRealize
6 17 (36.17%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
8 15 (31.91%) SC Cleared
9 13 (27.66%) DNS
10 12 (25.53%) PowerShell
10 12 (25.53%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (25.53%) VSAN
11 11 (23.40%) VMware NSX
11 11 (23.40%) DV Cleared
11 11 (23.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (21.28%) Hyper-V
12 10 (21.28%) Citrix
12 10 (21.28%) Linux
12 10 (21.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 10 (21.28%) Data Centre
13 9 (19.15%) ITIL
13 9 (19.15%) Clustering
13 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
13 9 (19.15%) SAN
13 9 (19.15%) SCCM
14 8 (17.02%) SCVMM
14 8 (17.02%) DHCP

vCenter Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (14.89%) IIS
2 4 (8.51%) WebSphere
3 3 (6.38%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.13%) Apache
4 1 (2.13%) Commerce Server
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) IaaS
2 2 (4.26%) GitHub
2 2 (4.26%) Office 365
3 1 (2.13%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.66%) DNS
2 12 (25.53%) VSAN
3 9 (19.15%) SAN
4 8 (17.02%) DHCP
5 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
6 4 (8.51%) NetScaler
7 3 (6.38%) Firewall
7 3 (6.38%) Internet
7 3 (6.38%) Unified Communications
8 1 (2.13%) 2G
8 1 (2.13%) 3G
8 1 (2.13%) 4G
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.13%) FCoE
8 1 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (2.13%) LAN
8 1 (2.13%) LTE
8 1 (2.13%) MGW
8 1 (2.13%) Skype
8 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (4.26%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.13%) Back Office
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Architect
2 10 (21.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) VMware Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) VMware Architect
4 7 (14.89%) Consultant
4 7 (14.89%) VMware Consultant
5 5 (10.64%) Administrator
5 5 (10.64%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Server Administrator
7 3 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.38%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Server Administrator
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.26%) Requirements Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Wintel Administrator
8 2 (4.26%) Wintel Server Administrator
8 2 (4.26%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Data Centre
2 9 (19.15%) Clustering
3 6 (12.77%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 2 (4.26%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.13%) EMC VNXe
5 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 22 (46.81%) Windows
2 19 (40.43%) Windows Server
3 10 (21.28%) Linux
4 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.26%) Unix
8 1 (2.13%) AIX
8 1 (2.13%) CentOS
8 1 (2.13%) Solaris
8 1 (2.13%) SUSE
8 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (19.15%) ITIL
3 6 (12.77%) Patch Management
4 5 (10.64%) Migration
4 5 (10.64%) Server Management
5 4 (8.51%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.38%) Converged Infrastructure
6 3 (6.38%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (6.38%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.38%) Server Building
6 3 (6.38%) Storage Management
6 3 (6.38%) Task Automation
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Automation
7 2 (4.26%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.26%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (4.26%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.26%) Server Patching
7 2 (4.26%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) PowerShell
2 6 (12.77%) Bash Shell
2 6 (12.77%) VBScript
3 4 (8.51%) SQL
4 3 (6.38%) Ruby
5 1 (2.13%) Java
5 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.13%) Korn
5 1 (2.13%) Perl
5 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (46.81%) Security Cleared
2 15 (31.91%) SC Cleared
3 11 (23.40%) DV Cleared
3 11 (23.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (8.51%) VCP5
6 3 (6.38%) CCA
6 3 (6.38%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (6.38%) MCSE
6 3 (6.38%) MCTS
6 3 (6.38%) VCAP
6 3 (6.38%) VCP4
7 2 (4.26%) RHCE
7 2 (4.26%) RHCSA
8 1 (2.13%) CCNA
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.13%) MCSA
8 1 (2.13%) VCP6
System Software
1 31 (65.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (42.55%) vCloud
3 19 (40.43%) vSphere
4 17 (36.17%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
6 12 (25.53%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (23.40%) VMware NSX
8 10 (21.28%) Hyper-V
9 5 (10.64%) Docker
9 5 (10.64%) NFS
9 5 (10.64%) XenApp
10 3 (6.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (6.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 3 (6.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (6.38%) XenDesktop
11 2 (4.26%) VMFS
12 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (2.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (36.17%) vRealize
2 9 (19.15%) SCCM
3 8 (17.02%) SCVMM
4 7 (14.89%) vMotion
5 6 (12.77%) Puppet
6 4 (8.51%) SCOM
6 4 (8.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Ansible
7 3 (6.38%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (6.38%) PowerCLI
7 3 (6.38%) Terraform
7 3 (6.38%) Tivoli
7 3 (6.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 2 (4.26%) Kubernetes
8 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (4.26%) SCOrch
8 2 (4.26%) WSUS
9 1 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 46 (97.87%) VMware
2 10 (21.28%) Citrix
3 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
4 7 (14.89%) HP
5 6 (12.77%) Cisco
6 4 (8.51%) 3PAR
7 3 (6.38%) Dell
7 3 (6.38%) EMC
7 3 (6.38%) IFS
7 3 (6.38%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.38%) Veritas
8 2 (4.26%) Atlassian
8 2 (4.26%) NetApp
8 2 (4.26%) Palo Alto
9 1 (2.13%) BMC
9 1 (2.13%) IBM
9 1 (2.13%) PlateSpin
9 1 (2.13%) Symantec