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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 16 May 2022 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
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 641 521 480
Rank change year-on-year -120 -41 +160
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 190 140 170
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.25% 0.34%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.37% 1.52% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 90 114
10th Percentile £275 £275 £314
25th Percentile £386 £350 £391
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £420 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +2.86%
75th Percentile £570 £468 £500
90th Percentile £650 £525 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 16
10th Percentile £25.88 £43.98 £33.57
25th Percentile £34.64 £44.31 £45.44
Median hourly rate £50.50 £45.25 £47.83
Median % change year-on-year +11.60% -5.39% +7.48%
75th Percentile £54.63 £45.81 £55.00
90th Percentile £56.35 £45.93 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.50 - £34.76
% change year-on-year - - -29.07%

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 13,883 9,199 7,447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.88% 16.19% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,030 6,523 5,130
10th Percentile £363 £341 £281
25th Percentile £463 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £565 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +13.00% - -
75th Percentile £675 £595 £594
90th Percentile £750 £675 £669
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 142 210
10th Percentile £13.82 £15.28 £12.49
25th Percentile £15.75 £19.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -43.75% +105.13% +5.41%
75th Percentile £47.25 £54.75 £32.81
90th Percentile £62.85 £64.95 £48.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -11.62% +22.32% +8.82%

vCenter Server
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for vCenter Server in the UK

vCenter Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for vCenter Server in the UK

vCenter Server
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing vCenter Server over the 6 months to 16 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for vCenter Server in the UK

vCenter Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for vCenter Server in the UK

vCenter Server
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing vCenter Server over the 6 months to 16 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for vCenter Server in the UK

vCenter Server
Top 16 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 16 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -85 164 £458 +8.93% 40
UK excluding London -35 118 £450 +12.50% 35
Work from Home -76 83 £490 +12.97% 13
London -101 45 £500 +12.99% 8
South East -25 42 £445 +7.88% 7
South West -25 26 £500 +17.65% 8
North of England -54 19 £415 +10.67% 10
North West -26 18 £415 +13.39% 5
Midlands -36 13 £424 +202.68% 4
East Midlands - 11 £424 - 2
East of England -25 9 £513 -33.87% 3
Wales - 4 £566 - 3
Scotland -11 3 - -
West Midlands -40 2 £525 +275.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £350 -
Yorkshire -37 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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 with a requirement for vCenter Server.

1 167 (87.89%) VMware
2 126 (66.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (54.21%) VMware ESXi
4 99 (52.11%) Windows
5 98 (51.58%) Active Directory
6 76 (40.00%) vSphere
7 75 (39.47%) DNS
8 69 (36.32%) Security Cleared
9 62 (32.63%) SC Cleared
10 60 (31.58%) Microsoft
11 51 (26.84%) Windows Server
12 50 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 50 (26.32%) DHCP
13 46 (24.21%) Data Centre
14 45 (23.68%) Cisco
15 41 (21.58%) Social Skills
16 40 (21.05%) Firewall
17 38 (20.00%) PowerShell
18 35 (18.42%) Dell
19 34 (17.89%) Linux
19 34 (17.89%) VMware NSX
19 34 (17.89%) VSAN
20 31 (16.32%) Problem-Solving
20 31 (16.32%) Ansible
21 27 (14.21%) Virtual Machines
22 26 (13.68%) Veeam
23 24 (12.63%) Stakeholder Management
24 23 (12.11%) Network Security
24 23 (12.11%) ITIL
24 23 (12.11%) SAN

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 8 (4.21%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.68%) IIS
3 6 (3.16%) Confluence
4 3 (1.58%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.53%) nginx
6 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (9.47%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) assyst
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.05%) Microsoft 365
2 13 (6.84%) Azure
2 13 (6.84%) OpenShift
3 8 (4.21%) IaaS
4 6 (3.16%) PaaS
5 3 (1.58%) AWS
5 3 (1.58%) GitHub
6 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 75 (39.47%) DNS
2 50 (26.32%) DHCP
3 40 (21.05%) Firewall
4 34 (17.89%) VSAN
5 23 (12.11%) Network Security
5 23 (12.11%) SAN
6 16 (8.42%) WAN
7 12 (6.32%) LAN
8 11 (5.79%) TCP/IP
9 10 (5.26%) SNMP
9 10 (5.26%) Software-Defined Networking
10 6 (3.16%) Internet
10 6 (3.16%) NAS
11 5 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (2.63%) SSL
11 5 (2.63%) Unified Communications
11 5 (2.63%) VoIP
12 3 (1.58%) SD-WAN
13 2 (1.05%) DMVPN
13 2 (1.05%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.11%) Big Data
3 3 (1.58%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.05%) MySQL
4 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 10 (5.26%) JIRA
2 8 (4.21%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.16%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.58%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.05%) GitLab
5 2 (1.05%) JMeter
5 2 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
General
1 41 (21.58%) Social Skills
2 21 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (10.53%) Public Sector
4 13 (6.84%) Finance
5 10 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 8 (4.21%) Influencing Skills
7 4 (2.11%) Retail
8 3 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.58%) Military
9 2 (1.05%) Advertising
9 2 (1.05%) Banking
9 2 (1.05%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (1.05%) Electronics
9 2 (1.05%) Marketing
9 2 (1.05%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.53%) Back Office
10 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.53%) Front Office
10 1 (0.53%) Police
10 1 (0.53%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 47 (24.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (11.58%) VMware Engineer
3 19 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 18 (9.47%) Architect
5 17 (8.95%) Wintel Engineer
6 15 (7.89%) Network Engineer
7 13 (6.84%) Administrator
7 13 (6.84%) Support Engineer
8 11 (5.79%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (5.79%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (5.26%) Analyst
9 10 (5.26%) Consultant
10 9 (4.74%) VMware Consultant
11 7 (3.68%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 6 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (3.16%) Automation Engineer
12 6 (3.16%) Senior Wintel Engineer
12 6 (3.16%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
13 5 (2.63%) Antivirus Administrator
13 5 (2.63%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.74%) LDAP
2 6 (3.16%) Flash
3 3 (1.58%) REST
3 3 (1.58%) SOAP
4 2 (1.05%) Spine.js
5 1 (0.53%) CSS
5 1 (0.53%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.53%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (24.21%) Data Centre
2 20 (10.53%) Clustering
3 16 (8.42%) PKI
4 13 (6.84%) Private Cloud
5 12 (6.32%) Replication
6 10 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (4.21%) CMDB
8 5 (2.63%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.05%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.05%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.05%) NHS
9 2 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.05%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.05%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.53%) Legacy Applications
10 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 99 (52.11%) Windows
2 51 (26.84%) Windows Server
3 34 (17.89%) Linux
4 17 (8.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (7.37%) Windows Server 2019
6 13 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (6.84%) Windows Server 2016
7 11 (5.79%) Windows 10
7 11 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.63%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.63%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (2.11%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.58%) CentOS
11 3 (1.58%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.58%) Solaris
11 3 (1.58%) Unix
11 3 (1.58%) VMS
12 2 (1.05%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 31 (16.32%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (12.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (12.11%) ITIL
5 18 (9.47%) SIEM
6 16 (8.42%) Migration
7 15 (7.89%) Network Design
7 15 (7.89%) Service Management
8 14 (7.37%) High Availability
8 14 (7.37%) Incident Management
8 14 (7.37%) Task Automation
8 14 (7.37%) Technical Leadership
9 13 (6.84%) Change Management
9 13 (6.84%) Data Protection
9 13 (6.84%) Line Management
9 13 (6.84%) Product Management
10 12 (6.32%) Computer Science
10 12 (6.32%) DevOps
10 12 (6.32%) Project Management
10 12 (6.32%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 18 (9.47%) SQL
3 14 (7.37%) Python
4 9 (4.74%) Bash
5 5 (2.63%) C-shell
6 2 (1.05%) C
7 1 (0.53%) C#
7 1 (0.53%) Go
7 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.53%) Perl
7 1 (0.53%) VB
7 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (36.32%) Security Cleared
2 62 (32.63%) SC Cleared
3 22 (11.58%) DV Cleared
4 14 (7.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (4.74%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.21%) CCNP
6 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.16%) Degree
7 6 (3.16%) MCSE
8 5 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (2.11%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.58%) MCSA
10 3 (1.58%) OCA
10 3 (1.58%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (1.58%) RHCA
10 3 (1.58%) RHCE
11 2 (1.05%) ISEB
11 2 (1.05%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.53%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.84%) SLA
2 3 (1.58%) GDPR
2 3 (1.58%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.58%) QA
System Software
1 126 (66.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 103 (54.21%) VMware ESXi
3 98 (51.58%) Active Directory
4 76 (40.00%) vSphere
5 34 (17.89%) VMware NSX
6 27 (14.21%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (9.47%) Firmware
8 17 (8.95%) vCloud
9 15 (7.89%) Hyper-V
10 7 (3.68%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (2.63%) UAG
12 3 (1.58%) Docker
13 2 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (1.05%) Terminal Services
13 2 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (1.05%) XenApp
14 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.53%) NFS
Systems Management
1 31 (16.32%) Ansible
2 16 (8.42%) Kubernetes
2 16 (8.42%) Microsoft Clustering
3 14 (7.37%) Puppet
4 13 (6.84%) McAfee ePO
5 11 (5.79%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 11 (5.79%) WSUS
6 10 (5.26%) SCCM
7 9 (4.74%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (4.74%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (4.74%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (4.74%) vRealize
8 6 (3.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 6 (3.16%) PowerCLI
8 6 (3.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (2.63%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (2.63%) HAProxy
9 5 (2.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (2.63%) Nagios
10 4 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 167 (87.89%) VMware
2 60 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 45 (23.68%) Cisco
4 35 (18.42%) Dell
5 26 (13.68%) Veeam
6 20 (10.53%) F5
7 18 (9.47%) CheckPoint
8 17 (8.95%) HP
9 15 (7.89%) Symantec
10 14 (7.37%) Citrix
10 14 (7.37%) Ericsson
10 14 (7.37%) Juniper
11 13 (6.84%) McAfee
11 13 (6.84%) Veritas
12 11 (5.79%) IBM
13 9 (4.74%) Oracle
14 8 (4.21%) EMC
14 8 (4.21%) Palo Alto
14 8 (4.21%) SolarWinds
15 6 (3.16%) Red Hat