Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 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 West
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 152 177 196
Rank change year-on-year +25 +19 -17
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 69 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.09% 0.45% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 6.20% 3.17% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 8 6
South West median daily rate £500 £372 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.40% +14.47% -34.18%
10th Percentile £379 £341 £306
90th Percentile £581 £536 £363
England median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 0
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £47.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.26% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £46.42 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.05% +165.23% -37.50%

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 1,113 757 451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.62% 14.13% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 404 289
South West median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £223
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £488 £470
% change year-on-year +2.56% +3.72% +10.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 36 10
South West median hourly rate £22.00 £31.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.03% -31.11% +193.06%
10th Percentile £14.94 £15.75 £26.01
90th Percentile £40.00 £47.00 £48.88
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -20.45%

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 20 July 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing vCenter Server in the South West over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 July 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
Wiltshire +5 55 £475 -8.65% 6
Gloucestershire - 7 £550 - 8
Somerset - 4 £260 - 10
Bristol -11 2 - - 3
Dorset +2 1 - -
vCenter Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 West region with a requirement for vCenter Server.

1 69 (100.00%) VMware
2 58 (84.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (81.16%) Security Cleared
4 48 (69.57%) SC Cleared
5 41 (59.42%) Cisco
6 39 (56.52%) Windows
7 38 (55.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 37 (53.62%) VMware ESXi
9 34 (49.28%) Cisco Certification
10 33 (47.83%) Windows Server
11 30 (43.48%) PowerShell
12 29 (42.03%) Microsoft
13 28 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (40.58%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (36.23%) CCNA
15 24 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
16 23 (33.33%) MCSA
16 23 (33.33%) Deployment Automation
17 22 (31.88%) MCSE
18 21 (30.43%) Data Centre
19 20 (28.99%) Computer Science
20 19 (27.54%) NsoIT
20 19 (27.54%) Infrastructure Automation
21 18 (26.09%) VMware NSX
21 18 (26.09%) Confluence
22 17 (24.64%) Reverse Engineering
22 17 (24.64%) Software Engineering
22 17 (24.64%) DNS
22 17 (24.64%) PowerCLI
23 15 (21.74%) Network Virtualisation

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 18 (26.09%) Confluence
2 6 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.90%) IIS
4 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.90%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (24.64%) DNS
2 13 (18.84%) VSAN
3 9 (13.04%) BGP
3 9 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
3 9 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (13.04%) DMVPN
3 9 (13.04%) Firewall
3 9 (13.04%) Multicast
3 9 (13.04%) OSPF
3 9 (13.04%) VXLAN
4 8 (11.59%) DHCP
5 6 (8.70%) FTP
5 6 (8.70%) HTTP
5 6 (8.70%) SAN
5 6 (8.70%) SMTP
5 6 (8.70%) Software-Defined Networking
5 6 (8.70%) SSH
6 3 (4.35%) Skype
7 2 (2.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) Big Data
3 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (18.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 13 (18.84%) Bitbucket
1 13 (18.84%) JIRA
2 12 (17.39%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.90%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 14 (20.29%) Automation Engineer
1 14 (20.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (15.94%) Consultant
2 11 (15.94%) VMware Engineer
3 10 (14.49%) PowerShell Engineer
4 9 (13.04%) Network Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Architect
5 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) VMware Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) VMware Architect
8 3 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) VMware Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.04%) REST
1 9 (13.04%) Spine.js
2 2 (2.90%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.90%) Django
3 1 (1.45%) Flash
3 1 (1.45%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.14%) Clustering
3 4 (5.80%) PKI
4 3 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.90%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.90%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.45%) Replication
6 1 (1.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 39 (56.52%) Windows
2 33 (47.83%) Windows Server
3 14 (20.29%) Linux
4 9 (13.04%) Windows 10
5 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.35%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.90%) Unix
9 1 (1.45%) AIX
9 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (40.58%) Problem-Solving
2 23 (33.33%) Deployment Automation
3 20 (28.99%) Computer Science
4 19 (27.54%) Infrastructure Automation
4 19 (27.54%) NsoIT
5 17 (24.64%) Reverse Engineering
5 17 (24.64%) Software Engineering
6 15 (21.74%) Network Virtualisation
7 13 (18.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (17.39%) DevOps
9 10 (14.49%) Network Architecture
10 8 (11.59%) OO
10 8 (11.59%) Project Management
11 7 (10.14%) ITIL
12 5 (7.25%) Analytics
12 5 (7.25%) Configuration Management
12 5 (7.25%) Mathematics
12 5 (7.25%) OOP
12 5 (7.25%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 30 (43.48%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.70%) C#
2 6 (8.70%) Java
2 6 (8.70%) Python
3 4 (5.80%) VBScript
4 3 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (81.16%) Security Cleared
2 48 (69.57%) SC Cleared
3 38 (55.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 34 (49.28%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (36.23%) CCNA
6 24 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (33.33%) MCSA
8 22 (31.88%) MCSE
9 11 (15.94%) DV Cleared
10 9 (13.04%) CCNP
10 9 (13.04%) OCA
10 9 (13.04%) Oracle Certification
11 7 (10.14%) Chartered Engineer
12 4 (5.80%) MCP
13 2 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (2.90%) Degree
13 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) NCSC
1 2 (2.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) RMADS
System Software
1 58 (84.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (53.62%) VMware ESXi
3 18 (26.09%) VMware NSX
4 14 (20.29%) Active Directory
5 4 (5.80%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.80%) vSphere
6 1 (1.45%) KVM
Systems Management
1 17 (24.64%) PowerCLI
2 7 (10.14%) vRealize
3 5 (7.25%) SCCM
4 2 (2.90%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.90%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.90%) SCOM
4 2 (2.90%) systemd
5 1 (1.45%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 69 (100.00%) VMware
2 41 (59.42%) Cisco
3 29 (42.03%) Microsoft
4 15 (21.74%) Oracle
5 13 (18.84%) Atlassian
6 5 (7.25%) HP
7 4 (5.80%) SolarWinds
7 4 (5.80%) Veeam
8 2 (2.90%) Dell
8 2 (2.90%) Forcepoint
8 2 (2.90%) IBM
8 2 (2.90%) Intel
8 2 (2.90%) McAfee
8 2 (2.90%) NetApp
8 2 (2.90%) Veritas
9 1 (1.45%) PlateSpin
9 1 (1.45%) Scality