Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 15 December 2017 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
UK
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 703 639 739
Rank change year-on-year -64 +100 -109
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 177 244 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.51% 2.17% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 177 86
UK median daily rate £381 £402 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.11% +7.14% +3.38%
10th Percentile £253 £263 £231
90th Percentile £563 £544 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £401 £350
% change year-on-year -12.66% +14.50% +9.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 9
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £28.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -32.53% +61.17%
10th Percentile £17.00 £21.75 £28.55
90th Percentile £32.25 £30.88 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £28.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% +9.80% -7.27%

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11719 11251 9701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.35% 10.93% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7980 7197 5966
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% +3.80%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £238
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 258 333
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £42.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -18.51% +5.26% -5.28%

vCenter Server
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing vCenter Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for vCenter Server in the UK

vCenter Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vCenter Server in the UK

vCenter Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vCenter Server over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vCenter Server in the UK

vCenter Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vCenter Server in the UK

vCenter Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing vCenter Server over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for vCenter Server in the UK

vCenter Server
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 15 December 2017. 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
England -61 162 £377 -8.61% 26
UK excluding London -15 91 £350 -12.66% 19
London -24 79 £425 +2.10% 8
South East -19 34 £300 -33.33% 5
North of England +29 20 £500 +20.12% 5
East of England -14 16 £320 +4.49% 1
Yorkshire +11 9 £525 +5.00% 2
North West +16 8 £275 -33.33% 3
Scotland -19 8 £413 +46.02% 1
Midlands +18 5 £385 +40.00% 4
West Midlands +12 4 £385 - 3
South West -21 4 £331 -5.36% 3
Wales - 4 £363 -
North East +57 3 - -
East Midlands 0 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing vCenter Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for vCenter Server.

1 163 (92.09%) VMware
2 109 (61.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (60.45%) Windows
4 84 (47.46%) vSphere
5 83 (46.89%) Windows Server
6 75 (42.37%) VMware ESXi
6 75 (42.37%) Active Directory
7 63 (35.59%) Microsoft
8 56 (31.64%) PowerShell
9 50 (28.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 47 (26.55%) SAN
11 46 (25.99%) Data Centre
12 43 (24.29%) Cisco
13 42 (23.73%) DNS
14 39 (22.03%) Linux
14 39 (22.03%) HP
14 39 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
15 35 (19.77%) Firewall
16 32 (18.08%) Security Cleared
17 31 (17.51%) SCCM
18 30 (16.95%) Migration
19 27 (15.25%) vRealize
19 27 (15.25%) ITIL
19 27 (15.25%) DHCP
19 27 (15.25%) VSAN
20 26 (14.69%) SQL Server
21 25 (14.12%) SC Cleared
22 23 (12.99%) EMC
23 21 (11.86%) Citrix
24 19 (10.73%) NetApp

vCenter Server
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (9.04%) IIS
1 16 (9.04%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (5.65%) OpenStack
4 9 (5.08%) Skype for Business
5 7 (3.95%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.13%) Apache
7 2 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.13%) JBoss
7 2 (1.13%) SAS
7 2 (1.13%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.13%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.56%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.34%) Office 365
3 7 (3.95%) IaaS
4 5 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.26%) SaaS
6 3 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.69%) HP Helion
6 3 (1.69%) PaaS
7 2 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.56%) G Suite
8 1 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.56%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (26.55%) SAN
2 42 (23.73%) DNS
3 35 (19.77%) Firewall
4 27 (15.25%) DHCP
4 27 (15.25%) VSAN
5 18 (10.17%) TCP/IP
6 14 (7.91%) SNMP
7 13 (7.34%) IPsec
8 12 (6.78%) VPN
9 11 (6.21%) Fibre Channel
9 11 (6.21%) iSCSI
10 10 (5.65%) SSL
10 10 (5.65%) VLAN
11 9 (5.08%) BGP
11 9 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (4.52%) HSRP
12 8 (4.52%) Junos
12 8 (4.52%) NX-OS
12 8 (4.52%) Skype
12 8 (4.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.56%) MySQL
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.56%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 13 (7.34%) JIRA
2 11 (6.21%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.13%) MSI
3 2 (1.13%) WiX
4 1 (0.56%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 19 (10.73%) Finance
2 13 (7.34%) Banking
3 8 (4.52%) Retail
4 7 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.82%) Games
5 5 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) French Language
6 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Law
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (15.82%) VMware Engineer
2 25 (14.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (12.99%) Consultant
4 22 (12.43%) Administrator
5 13 (7.34%) VMware Specialist
6 12 (6.78%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (6.21%) Analyst
7 11 (6.21%) Architect
7 11 (6.21%) Network Engineer
8 10 (5.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 10 (5.65%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (4.52%) VMware Consultant
10 7 (3.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (3.95%) Developer
10 7 (3.95%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
10 7 (3.95%) Server Engineer
10 7 (3.95%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.95%) Wintel Analyst
10 7 (3.95%) Wintel Engineer
11 6 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.95%) 802.1X
1 7 (3.95%) Web Services
2 5 (2.82%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (2.82%) RESTful
2 5 (2.82%) XML
3 4 (2.26%) JTAPI
3 4 (2.26%) RFC 2833
3 4 (2.26%) TAPI
4 2 (1.13%) .NET
4 2 (1.13%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.13%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.13%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (1.13%) CSS
4 2 (1.13%) Dapper ORM
4 2 (1.13%) HTML
4 2 (1.13%) jQuery
4 2 (1.13%) MFC
4 2 (1.13%) NHibernate
4 2 (1.13%) WCF
4 2 (1.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 46 (25.99%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 8 (4.52%) PKI
4 7 (3.95%) Clustering
5 6 (3.39%) EMC VNX
5 6 (3.39%) Replication
6 5 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.82%) Online Games
7 4 (2.26%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.13%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.13%) HP Storage
9 2 (1.13%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.56%) Blog
10 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.56%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.56%) FMCG
10 1 (0.56%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 107 (60.45%) Windows
2 83 (46.89%) Windows Server
3 50 (28.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (22.03%) Linux
4 39 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (9.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (6.78%) Unix
7 10 (5.65%) Windows 7
8 8 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (4.52%) Ubuntu
9 6 (3.39%) CentOS
9 6 (3.39%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.82%) Debian
11 4 (2.26%) Fedora
11 4 (2.26%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.26%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.69%) Solaris
12 3 (1.69%) SUSE
13 2 (1.13%) AIX
14 1 (0.56%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.95%) Migration
2 27 (15.25%) ITIL
3 12 (6.78%) Virtual Environments
4 10 (5.65%) Change Management
4 10 (5.65%) High Availability
4 10 (5.65%) Load Balancing
4 10 (5.65%) Workflow
5 9 (5.08%) Network Design
5 9 (5.08%) Server Building
5 9 (5.08%) Workflow Development
6 7 (3.95%) DevOps
6 7 (3.95%) Patch Management
6 7 (3.95%) Proactive Monitoring
6 7 (3.95%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (3.95%) Security Hardening
7 6 (3.39%) E-Commerce
7 6 (3.39%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (3.39%) Runbook
7 6 (3.39%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (3.39%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 56 (31.64%) PowerShell
2 13 (7.34%) SQL
3 11 (6.21%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.95%) C
4 7 (3.95%) Shell Script
5 6 (3.39%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.39%) Perl
6 5 (2.82%) VBScript
7 2 (1.13%) C#
7 2 (1.13%) Elixir
7 2 (1.13%) Erlang
7 2 (1.13%) Java
7 2 (1.13%) Korn
7 2 (1.13%) Python
7 2 (1.13%) Ruby
8 1 (0.56%) R
8 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (18.08%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.12%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (5.65%) Degree
4 10 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (5.08%) MCSE
6 8 (4.52%) VCP6
7 7 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.39%) DV Cleared
9 5 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (2.26%) CCIE
10 4 (2.26%) HNC
11 3 (1.69%) CCNA
11 3 (1.69%) CCNP
11 3 (1.69%) VCAP
12 2 (1.13%) MCSA
12 2 (1.13%) RHCE
12 2 (1.13%) VCDX
12 2 (1.13%) VCP5
13 1 (0.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (2.82%) SLA
2 4 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.26%) PA-DSS
2 4 (2.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 109 (61.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (47.46%) vSphere
3 75 (42.37%) Active Directory
3 75 (42.37%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (10.17%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (9.60%) VMware NSX
6 15 (8.47%) vCloud
7 14 (7.91%) DFS Replication
7 14 (7.91%) Virtual Servers
8 11 (6.21%) XenApp
9 10 (5.65%) Hyper-V
9 10 (5.65%) NFS
10 6 (3.39%) KVM
11 5 (2.82%) Docker
11 5 (2.82%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.69%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (1.13%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.56%) Squid
14 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 31 (17.51%) SCCM
2 27 (15.25%) vRealize
3 18 (10.17%) PowerCLI
4 15 (8.47%) McAfee ePO
4 15 (8.47%) Puppet
5 11 (6.21%) Ansible
6 10 (5.65%) SCOM
6 10 (5.65%) WSUS
7 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (3.95%) vMotion
8 6 (3.39%) NetBackup
8 6 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (2.82%) Kibana
10 4 (2.26%) Backup Exec
10 4 (2.26%) Kubernetes
10 4 (2.26%) logstash
11 3 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
12 2 (1.13%) BladeLogic
12 2 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (1.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 163 (92.09%) VMware
2 63 (35.59%) Microsoft
3 43 (24.29%) Cisco
4 39 (22.03%) HP
5 23 (12.99%) EMC
6 21 (11.86%) Citrix
7 19 (10.73%) NetApp
8 17 (9.60%) McAfee
9 16 (9.04%) Red Hat
10 13 (7.34%) Dell
11 10 (5.65%) F5
12 9 (5.08%) 3PAR
12 9 (5.08%) Clearswift
12 9 (5.08%) Huawei
12 9 (5.08%) Juniper
12 9 (5.08%) Oracle
12 9 (5.08%) Symantec
13 8 (4.52%) CheckPoint
14 7 (3.95%) CommVault
14 7 (3.95%) ServiceNow