Period
to 29 October 2020

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 29 October 2020 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 422 606 645
Rank change year-on-year +184 +39 +65
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 108 221 250
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.06% 1.77% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 124 134
Median daily rate £500 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.92% +0.06% -2.44%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £141
90th Percentile £638 £575 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £395 £395
% change year-on-year +23.42% - +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 25
Median hourly rate £42.25 £42.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.60% -10.64% +161.11%
10th Percentile £41.33 £33.00 £39.07
90th Percentile £43.58 £45.48 £47.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% -10.64% +161.11%

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 5,232 12,480 14,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.99% 14.67% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,261 8,451 9,947
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £310 £269 £298
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 317 389
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £12.71 £12.76 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.65 £50.10 £47.00
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +30.00% +14.29% +8.01%

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 29 October 2020.

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
Top 14 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 29 October 2020. 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 +153 89 £500 +21.21% 27
UK excluding London +183 80 £488 +23.42% 22
South East +165 26 £500 +25.00% 9
South West +85 25 £525 +3.96% 6
London +180 17 £488 +8.33% 6
Scotland +79 11 £400 +36.17% 1
North of England +95 10 £363 - 1
Yorkshire +66 7 - -
East of England +75 5 £658 +94.81%
Work from Home -109 4 £488 -
Midlands +88 3 £450 +24.14% 5
North West +71 3 £363 +16.00%
West Midlands +71 2 £425 +13.33% 3
East Midlands +51 1 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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 97 (89.81%) VMware
2 74 (68.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (63.89%) Security Cleared
4 66 (61.11%) VMware ESXi
5 58 (53.70%) VMware NSX
6 53 (49.07%) Windows
7 51 (47.22%) VSAN
8 44 (40.74%) SC Cleared
9 42 (38.89%) vSphere
10 41 (37.96%) Active Directory
11 36 (33.33%) Data Centre
12 33 (30.56%) vRealize
13 31 (28.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 31 (28.70%) Cisco
13 31 (28.70%) Firewall
14 29 (26.85%) PowerShell
15 28 (25.93%) DV Cleared
15 28 (25.93%) Linux
16 25 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (22.22%) Microsoft
17 24 (22.22%) Dell
18 22 (20.37%) DNS
19 20 (18.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 20 (18.52%) DevOps
20 19 (17.59%) Ansible
20 19 (17.59%) DHCP
20 19 (17.59%) Migration
21 18 (16.67%) IaaS
21 18 (16.67%) Windows Server
22 17 (15.74%) Public Sector

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 9 (8.33%) Confluence
2 4 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.78%) CMS
4 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.85%) SAS
4 2 (1.85%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.93%) Apache
5 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.93%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.48%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 18 (16.67%) IaaS
2 10 (9.26%) AWS
3 6 (5.56%) Azure
4 4 (3.70%) Office 365
5 3 (2.78%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.78%) PaaS
6 2 (1.85%) SaaS
7 1 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 51 (47.22%) VSAN
2 31 (28.70%) Firewall
3 22 (20.37%) DNS
4 19 (17.59%) DHCP
5 10 (9.26%) WAN
6 8 (7.41%) LAN
6 8 (7.41%) SAN
7 7 (6.48%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (4.63%) AMQP
8 5 (4.63%) iSCSI
8 5 (4.63%) Network Security
9 4 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (3.70%) NAS
9 4 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (3.70%) VXLAN
10 3 (2.78%) TCP/IP
10 3 (2.78%) VPN
11 2 (1.85%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.85%) HTTP
11 2 (1.85%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.85%) DB2
3 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.93%) HBase
3 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (11.11%) JIRA
2 8 (7.41%) Bitbucket
3 6 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (4.63%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.93%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.93%) MSI
7 1 (0.93%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 17 (15.74%) Public Sector
2 9 (8.33%) Finance
3 8 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 8 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.56%) Electronics
4 6 (5.56%) Marketing
5 3 (2.78%) Police
6 1 (0.93%) Military
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (24.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (20.37%) VMware Engineer
3 14 (12.96%) Architect
3 14 (12.96%) Consultant
4 10 (9.26%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 8 (7.41%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) Cloud Architect
6 7 (6.48%) VMware Architect
6 7 (6.48%) VMware Consultant
7 6 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.63%) Design Engineer
8 5 (4.63%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Administrator
9 4 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Security Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Virtualisation Architect
10 3 (2.78%) Audio Engineer
10 3 (2.78%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (2.78%) Platform Manager
10 3 (2.78%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.63%) Flash
2 4 (3.70%) Web Services
3 3 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (2.78%) JSON
3 3 (2.78%) XML
3 3 (2.78%) XMPP
4 2 (1.85%) .NET
4 2 (1.85%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.85%) LDAP
4 2 (1.85%) ModSecurity
4 2 (1.85%) REST
4 2 (1.85%) SOAP
5 1 (0.93%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 36 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 13 (12.04%) Private Cloud
3 8 (7.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.48%) Clustering
5 6 (5.56%) PKI
5 6 (5.56%) Replication
6 4 (3.70%) Driving Licence
6 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (2.78%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.85%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.85%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.85%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (1.85%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.93%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.93%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 53 (49.07%) Windows
2 28 (25.93%) Linux
3 18 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 8 (7.41%) Ubuntu
5 7 (6.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.63%) Unix
6 5 (4.63%) Windows 10
6 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (2.78%) AIX
8 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (1.85%) CentOS
9 2 (1.85%) Solaris
9 2 (1.85%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.93%) VMS
10 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 25 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (18.52%) DevOps
4 19 (17.59%) Migration
5 16 (14.81%) Storage Management
6 12 (11.11%) High Availability
7 11 (10.19%) Converged Infrastructure
7 11 (10.19%) ITIL
8 10 (9.26%) Load Balancing
9 9 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
9 9 (8.33%) Infrastructure Automation
9 9 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
9 9 (8.33%) Runbook
9 9 (8.33%) Scrum
10 8 (7.41%) Use Case
11 7 (6.48%) Critical Thinking
11 7 (6.48%) Deployment Automation
11 7 (6.48%) Programme Management
11 7 (6.48%) SIEM
12 6 (5.56%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (26.85%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.48%) C
3 3 (2.78%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.78%) Python
3 3 (2.78%) SQL
4 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.85%) Perl
5 1 (0.93%) PHP
5 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 69 (63.89%) Security Cleared
2 44 (40.74%) SC Cleared
3 28 (25.93%) DV Cleared
4 20 (18.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (10.19%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (6.48%) CCNA
7 6 (5.56%) CCNP
8 3 (2.78%) CCIE
8 3 (2.78%) VCAP
8 3 (2.78%) VCDX
9 2 (1.85%) CCDA
9 2 (1.85%) MCSE
9 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.93%) MCP
10 1 (0.93%) MCSA
10 1 (0.93%) MCTS
10 1 (0.93%) OCA
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.93%) RHCA
10 1 (0.93%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) NCSC
2 4 (3.70%) SLA
3 3 (2.78%) GDPR
4 2 (1.85%) NIST
5 1 (0.93%) Def Stans
System Software
1 74 (68.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (61.11%) VMware ESXi
3 58 (53.70%) VMware NSX
4 42 (38.89%) vSphere
5 41 (37.96%) Active Directory
6 14 (12.96%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (7.41%) vCloud
8 6 (5.56%) NFS
8 6 (5.56%) VMFS
9 5 (4.63%) Docker
10 4 (3.70%) Hyper-V
10 4 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.85%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (1.85%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.85%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.93%) Firmware
12 1 (0.93%) HDFS
12 1 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (30.56%) vRealize
2 19 (17.59%) Ansible
3 11 (10.19%) Terraform
3 11 (10.19%) vMotion
3 11 (10.19%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 10 (9.26%) SCCM
5 9 (8.33%) Kubernetes
6 8 (7.41%) PowerCLI
7 6 (5.56%) Avamar
7 6 (5.56%) WSUS
8 4 (3.70%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.85%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.85%) Data Guard
9 2 (1.85%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.85%) Nessus
9 2 (1.85%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 97 (89.81%) VMware
2 31 (28.70%) Cisco
3 24 (22.22%) Dell
3 24 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 15 (13.89%) Palo Alto
5 13 (12.04%) Veeam
6 11 (10.19%) HP
7 10 (9.26%) Fortinet
8 9 (8.33%) NetApp
9 8 (7.41%) Juniper
10 6 (5.56%) Atlassian
10 6 (5.56%) CommVault
10 6 (5.56%) SAP
11 5 (4.63%) EMC
11 5 (4.63%) Thycotic
12 4 (3.70%) Hortonworks
12 4 (3.70%) Oracle
13 3 (2.78%) Citrix
13 3 (2.78%) McAfee
13 3 (2.78%) Symantec