Period
to 19 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 > South West
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 198 185
Rank change year-on-year +27 -13 +27
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 56 3 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.86% 0.054% 0.43%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.63% 0.61% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 22
South West median daily rate £508 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.37% -3.57% +75.00%
10th Percentile £320 £314 £296
90th Percentile £625 £366 £600
England median daily rate £390 £381 £413
% change year-on-year +2.36% -7.64% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 0 0
South West median hourly rate £47.00 - -
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 South West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 994 495 524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.19% 8.93% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 297 352
South West median daily rate £425 £413 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +13.01% -2.67%
10th Percentile £263 £223 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £556
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 14 14
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £22.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.65% -44.38% +77.78%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.96 £28.00
90th Percentile £47.13 £32.68 £47.28
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 South West

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

Job vacancy trend for vCenter Server in the South West

vCenter Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vCenter Server in the South West

vCenter Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vCenter Server in the South West over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vCenter Server in the South West

vCenter Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vCenter Server in the South West

vCenter Server
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South 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
Wiltshire +10 40 £550 +62.96% 5
Bristol - 13 £340 -
Devon - 1 £379 -
Dorset - 1 - - 4
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 South West region with a requirement for vCenter Server.

1 56 (100.00%) VMware
2 55 (98.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (92.86%) Cisco
4 45 (80.36%) Security Cleared
5 41 (73.21%) Windows
5 41 (73.21%) Windows Server
6 40 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (69.64%) SC Cleared
8 34 (60.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 34 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (55.36%) Atlassian
10 30 (53.57%) Data Centre
11 29 (51.79%) CCNA
12 25 (44.64%) Microsoft
12 25 (44.64%) PowerShell
13 24 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
14 22 (39.29%) Confluence
14 22 (39.29%) JIRA
14 22 (39.29%) NsoIT
15 21 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
15 21 (37.50%) MCSE
15 21 (37.50%) MCSA
15 21 (37.50%) Firewall
16 20 (35.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 18 (32.14%) CCNP
18 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2012
19 16 (28.57%) OCA
19 16 (28.57%) Oracle Certification
19 16 (28.57%) Oracle
20 14 (25.00%) Active Directory

vCenter Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 22 (39.29%) Confluence
2 3 (5.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.36%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.57%) Apache
3 2 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) IaaS
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (37.50%) Firewall
2 11 (19.64%) Cisco IOS
3 9 (16.07%) BGP
3 9 (16.07%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (16.07%) OSPF
4 6 (10.71%) DMVPN
4 6 (10.71%) Multicast
4 6 (10.71%) VXLAN
5 5 (8.93%) SAN
5 5 (8.93%) VSAN
6 4 (7.14%) Skype
7 2 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.57%) DHCP
7 2 (3.57%) DNS
7 2 (3.57%) NAS
7 2 (3.57%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (3.57%) Unified Communications
7 2 (3.57%) VLAN
8 1 (1.79%) MPLS
8 1 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) MySQL
2 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (39.29%) JIRA
2 20 (35.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (3.57%) Bitbucket
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
1 7 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.79%) Military
2 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (25.00%) PowerShell Engineer
2 13 (23.21%) Automation Engineer
3 11 (19.64%) Architect
3 11 (19.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (19.64%) Integration Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) Network Architect
4 9 (16.07%) Network Design Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Network Technical Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Technical Design Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Network Designer
7 2 (3.57%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) REST
2 4 (7.14%) Spine.js
3 2 (3.57%) LDAP
4 1 (1.79%) .NET
4 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.79%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 30 (53.57%) Data Centre
2 11 (19.64%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (8.93%) PKI
3 5 (8.93%) Replication
4 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.36%) RIA
6 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.57%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.79%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 41 (73.21%) Windows
1 41 (73.21%) Windows Server
2 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 9 (16.07%) Linux
5 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.36%) CentOS
7 2 (3.57%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (39.29%) NsoIT
3 13 (23.21%) Computer Science
3 13 (23.21%) Network Virtualisation
3 13 (23.21%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (23.21%) Reverse Engineering
4 11 (19.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (19.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (16.07%) Load Balancing
5 9 (16.07%) Software Engineering
6 7 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
6 7 (12.50%) Network Architecture
6 7 (12.50%) Programme Management
7 6 (10.71%) Protective Monitoring
8 5 (8.93%) Network Design
9 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (5.36%) Critical Thinking
10 3 (5.36%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
10 3 (5.36%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 25 (44.64%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.93%) C
3 2 (3.57%) SQL
4 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 45 (80.36%) Security Cleared
2 40 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (69.64%) SC Cleared
4 34 (60.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 29 (51.79%) CCNA
6 21 (37.50%) MCSA
6 21 (37.50%) MCSE
6 21 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (32.14%) CCNP
8 16 (28.57%) OCA
8 16 (28.57%) Oracle Certification
9 11 (19.64%) DV Cleared
10 9 (16.07%) CCIE
11 4 (7.14%) CCNP Voice
12 2 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (3.57%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.79%) RMADS
System Software
1 55 (98.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (19.64%) VMware NSX
5 6 (10.71%) vSphere
6 1 (1.79%) Firmware
6 1 (1.79%) KVM
6 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (23.21%) PowerCLI
2 6 (10.71%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (7.14%) SCCM
3 4 (7.14%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 56 (100.00%) VMware
2 52 (92.86%) Cisco
3 31 (55.36%) Atlassian
4 25 (44.64%) Microsoft
5 16 (28.57%) Oracle
6 12 (21.43%) Juniper
7 11 (19.64%) McAfee
8 6 (10.71%) Splunk
8 6 (10.71%) Veeam
9 2 (3.57%) HP
9 2 (3.57%) Sophos
10 1 (1.79%) Capita
10 1 (1.79%) Nokia
10 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.79%) Scality