Period
to 14 August 2020

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 14 August 2020 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 164 310 355
Rank change year-on-year +146 +45 -16
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 20 53 39
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.43% 0.36% 0.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 3.49% 2.61% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 33 22
Median daily rate £450 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -22.22% +4.29%
10th Percentile £308 £300 £235
90th Percentile £541 £574 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £29.63
England median hourly rate £46.50 £42.11 £45.46
% change year-on-year +10.43% -7.36% +159.76%

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 573 2,032 2,235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.20% 13.86% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 1,234 1,320
Median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £200 £263 £263
90th Percentile £606 £613 £581
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 60 79
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.26 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.26% -24.97% +27.95%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £63.75 £56.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +75.00% +3.90% +10.35%

vCenter Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing vCenter Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing vCenter Server in the South East.

Daily rate trend for vCenter Server in the South East

vCenter Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing vCenter Server in the South East over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for vCenter Server in the South East

vCenter Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing vCenter Server in the South East.

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 14 August 2020. 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
Hampshire +72 15 £456 +32.73% 4
Thames Valley +99 5 £400 -8.57% 3
Berkshire +80 3 £513 +15.49% 2
Buckinghamshire +40 1 £400 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £325 - 1
vCenter Server
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (55.00%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (50.00%) Windows
5 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
5 9 (45.00%) VMware NSX
6 8 (40.00%) PowerShell
6 8 (40.00%) vSphere
7 7 (35.00%) High Availability
7 7 (35.00%) DevOps
7 7 (35.00%) Linux
7 7 (35.00%) Failover Clustering
7 7 (35.00%) VSAN
7 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
8 6 (30.00%) HP
8 6 (30.00%) Clustering
8 6 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
9 5 (25.00%) JIRA
9 5 (25.00%) Ansible
9 5 (25.00%) Dell
9 5 (25.00%) DNS
9 5 (25.00%) Python
9 5 (25.00%) DHCP
9 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
9 5 (25.00%) vRealize
9 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (20.00%) PowerCLI

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 3 (15.00%) Confluence
2 2 (10.00%) JBoss
2 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Azure
1 4 (20.00%) IaaS
2 2 (10.00%) AWS
2 2 (10.00%) PaaS
3 1 (5.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) VSAN
2 5 (25.00%) DHCP
2 5 (25.00%) DNS
3 4 (20.00%) Firewall
3 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (20.00%) WAN
4 3 (15.00%) VXLAN
5 2 (10.00%) LAN
5 2 (10.00%) SMTP
5 2 (10.00%) SNMP
5 2 (10.00%) SSH
5 2 (10.00%) tcpdump
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (5.00%) DMVPN
6 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
6 1 (5.00%) Junos
6 1 (5.00%) Multicast
6 1 (5.00%) Skype
6 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) Bitbucket
3 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (10.00%) Subversion
4 1 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (5.00%) Police
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Architect
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Data Centre Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Junior
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Flash
1 2 (10.00%) LDAP
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
1 2 (10.00%) REST
1 2 (10.00%) YAML
2 1 (5.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (30.00%) Clustering
3 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.00%) Driving Licence
3 3 (15.00%) Private Cloud
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (10.00%) Public Cloud
4 2 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Linux
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2019
5 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (15.00%) Ubuntu
6 2 (10.00%) Unix
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) DevOps
1 7 (35.00%) High Availability
2 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) Storage Management
4 3 (15.00%) Technology Roadmap
5 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Automation
5 2 (10.00%) Patch Management
5 2 (10.00%) Power Management
5 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Server Management
5 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (10.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
6 1 (5.00%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (25.00%) Python
3 3 (15.00%) Perl
4 2 (10.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) OCP
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (5.00%) CCDA
5 1 (5.00%) CCIE
5 1 (5.00%) CCNP
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.00%) VCAP
5 1 (5.00%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) NCSC
System Software
1 15 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (55.00%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (45.00%) VMware NSX
4 8 (40.00%) vSphere
5 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (10.00%) Docker
6 2 (10.00%) GFS2
6 2 (10.00%) Samba
6 2 (10.00%) vCloud
7 1 (5.00%) KVM
7 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) Failover Clustering
2 5 (25.00%) Ansible
2 5 (25.00%) vRealize
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (20.00%) PowerCLI
4 3 (15.00%) vMotion
5 2 (10.00%) Nessus
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (10.00%) SELinux
6 1 (5.00%) Cobbler
6 1 (5.00%) Icinga
6 1 (5.00%) Kubernetes
6 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (30.00%) HP
3 5 (25.00%) Dell
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco
6 2 (10.00%) 3PAR
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle
6 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (10.00%) Symantec
6 2 (10.00%) Thycotic
6 2 (10.00%) Veeam
7 1 (5.00%) ClickSoftware Technologies
7 1 (5.00%) EMC
7 1 (5.00%) Google
7 1 (5.00%) Juniper
7 1 (5.00%) Mirantis
7 1 (5.00%) TOWER Software