Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 197 188
Rank change year-on-year +25 -9 +20
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 51 6 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.84% 0.11% 0.44%
As % of the Systems Management category 5.76% 1.34% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 22
South West median daily rate £425 £325 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -39.53% +207.14%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £295
90th Percentile £580 £364 £656
England median daily rate £400 £416 £413
% change year-on-year -3.90% +0.91% +10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 0
South West median hourly rate £47.00 - -
England median hourly rate £47.00 £18.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +161.11% -35.71% -28.66%

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 885 447 589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.65% 8.11% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 284 396
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -1.64%
10th Percentile £263 £214 £254
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 11 7
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% +25.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.50 £12.91
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.75 £94.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +7.14%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +5 33 £525 +61.54% 6
Bristol - 16 £350 -
Devon - 1 £379 -
vCenter Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 51 (100.00%) VMware
2 50 (98.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (90.20%) Cisco
4 37 (72.55%) Security Cleared
5 34 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (64.71%) Windows
6 33 (64.71%) Windows Server
7 29 (56.86%) SC Cleared
8 28 (54.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (47.06%) CCNA
10 24 (47.06%) Atlassian
10 24 (47.06%) VMware ESXi
11 22 (43.14%) Data Centre
12 20 (39.22%) PowerShell
12 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
13 19 (37.25%) Firewall
14 17 (33.33%) CCNP
14 17 (33.33%) NsoIT
15 16 (31.37%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (31.37%) MCSE
15 16 (31.37%) MCSA
15 16 (31.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 16 (31.37%) JIRA
15 16 (31.37%) Confluence
16 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (27.45%) Active Directory
18 12 (23.53%) OCA
18 12 (23.53%) Oracle Certification
18 12 (23.53%) Oracle

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 16 (31.37%) Confluence
2 3 (5.88%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (37.25%) Firewall
2 10 (19.61%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (15.69%) BGP
3 8 (15.69%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (15.69%) OSPF
4 5 (9.80%) DMVPN
4 5 (9.80%) Multicast
4 5 (9.80%) VXLAN
5 4 (7.84%) SAN
6 3 (5.88%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.92%) NAS
7 2 (3.92%) NetScaler
7 2 (3.92%) Unified Communications
7 2 (3.92%) VLAN
7 2 (3.92%) VSAN
8 1 (1.96%) DHCP
8 1 (1.96%) DNS
8 1 (1.96%) MPLS
8 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) MySQL
1 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (31.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 16 (31.37%) JIRA
2 3 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
1 8 (15.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Architect
2 12 (23.53%) Integration Engineer
3 10 (19.61%) Automation Engineer
3 10 (19.61%) PowerShell Engineer
4 9 (17.65%) Network Architect
4 9 (17.65%) Network Design Architect
5 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Network Technical Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Technical Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Technical Design Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Voice Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Network Designer
8 2 (3.92%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Security Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) VMware Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) REST
2 3 (5.88%) Spine.js
3 2 (3.92%) LDAP
4 1 (1.96%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 22 (43.14%) Data Centre
2 10 (19.61%) Computer Science
2 10 (19.61%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (7.84%) PKI
3 4 (7.84%) Replication
4 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.92%) RIA
6 1 (1.96%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 33 (64.71%) Windows
1 33 (64.71%) Windows Server
2 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (23.53%) Windows 10
4 11 (21.57%) Linux
5 3 (5.88%) CentOS
6 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (33.33%) NsoIT
3 12 (23.53%) Network Virtualisation
4 10 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (17.65%) Reverse Engineering
6 8 (15.69%) Load Balancing
6 8 (15.69%) Network Architecture
6 8 (15.69%) Programme Management
6 8 (15.69%) Protective Monitoring
7 7 (13.73%) Software Engineering
8 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 5 (9.80%) Network Design
10 4 (7.84%) Deployment Automation
10 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Management
11 3 (5.88%) Security Architecture
11 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
11 3 (5.88%) SIEM
12 2 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
12 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 20 (39.22%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.80%) C
3 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (72.55%) Security Cleared
2 34 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (56.86%) SC Cleared
4 28 (54.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 24 (47.06%) CCNA
6 17 (33.33%) CCNP
7 16 (31.37%) MCSA
7 16 (31.37%) MCSE
7 16 (31.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (23.53%) OCA
8 12 (23.53%) Oracle Certification
9 10 (19.61%) DV Cleared
10 9 (17.65%) CCIE
11 4 (7.84%) CCNP Voice
12 2 (3.92%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (3.92%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (1.96%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) RMADS
2 2 (3.92%) JSP 440
System Software
1 50 (98.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (47.06%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (27.45%) Active Directory
4 11 (21.57%) VMware NSX
5 5 (9.80%) vSphere
6 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.92%) XenApp
6 2 (3.92%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.92%) XenServer
7 1 (1.96%) Firmware
7 1 (1.96%) KVM
7 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) PowerCLI
2 8 (15.69%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (9.80%) SCCM
4 4 (7.84%) SCOM
4 4 (7.84%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (3.92%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 51 (100.00%) VMware
2 46 (90.20%) Cisco
3 24 (47.06%) Atlassian
4 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
5 12 (23.53%) Oracle
6 11 (21.57%) Juniper
7 10 (19.61%) McAfee
8 8 (15.69%) Splunk
8 8 (15.69%) Veeam
9 3 (5.88%) Scality
10 2 (3.92%) Citrix
10 2 (3.92%) HP
10 2 (3.92%) Sophos
11 1 (1.96%) Capita
11 1 (1.96%) Nokia
11 1 (1.96%) Red Hat