Period
to 15 December 2018

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 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
UK
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 655 713 651
Rank change year-on-year +58 -62 +102
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 253 177 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.67% 1.45% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 106 177
UK median daily rate £390 £381 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.36% -5.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £135 £253 £263
90th Percentile £538 £563 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £350 £401
% change year-on-year +12.14% -12.66% +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 6 6
UK median hourly rate £46.50 £24.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.75% -14.29% -32.53%
10th Percentile £38.80 £17.00 £21.75
90th Percentile £49.20 £32.25 £30.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £24.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +95.83% -14.29% +9.80%

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 15,168 12,214 11,694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.56% 11.83% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,214 8,284 7,466
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +5.33% +5.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 281 269
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.67% +10.35%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £12.70
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.30 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.38% -22.39% +10.35%

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 2018.

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 2018.

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 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
England +45 226 £388 +2.79% 58
UK excluding London +64 173 £393 +12.14% 50
London -23 64 £338 -20.59% 9
South West +22 56 £438 +32.08% 10
North of England +8 41 £375 -25.00% 12
South East -19 29 £388 +29.17% 11
Midlands 0 19 £345 -10.39% 12
East of England -3 17 £420 +31.25% 4
North East +10 16 £400 - 2
Yorkshire -5 15 £350 -33.33% 8
North West -3 10 £225 -18.18% 2
West Midlands -13 10 £350 -9.09% 3
East Midlands +12 9 £340 - 9
Scotland -3 7 £500 +21.21%
Wales -26 4 £450 +24.14%

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 with a requirement for vCenter Server.

1 242 (95.65%) VMware
2 202 (79.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (66.40%) Windows
4 126 (49.80%) Windows Server
5 119 (47.04%) VMware ESXi
6 116 (45.85%) Active Directory
7 104 (41.11%) Security Cleared
8 95 (37.55%) Cisco
9 89 (35.18%) Microsoft
10 88 (34.78%) PowerShell
11 82 (32.41%) vSphere
12 80 (31.62%) SC Cleared
13 56 (22.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 53 (20.95%) Linux
15 52 (20.55%) Firewall
16 51 (20.16%) ITIL
16 51 (20.16%) Data Centre
17 50 (19.76%) MS Exchange
17 50 (19.76%) SCCM
18 49 (19.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 48 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
19 48 (18.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 47 (18.58%) Microsoft Certification
21 45 (17.79%) Cisco Certification
22 44 (17.39%) Clustering
23 42 (16.60%) Citrix
24 41 (16.21%) DNS
25 39 (15.42%) MCSE
26 38 (15.02%) Windows 10
27 37 (14.62%) Problem-Solving

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 50 (19.76%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.30%) Confluence
3 17 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (3.56%) IIS
6 8 (3.16%) OpenStack
6 8 (3.16%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.37%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.58%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.79%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 2 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (6.32%) Office 365
3 6 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.98%) IaaS
5 3 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.19%) SaaS
6 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (20.55%) Firewall
2 41 (16.21%) DNS
3 30 (11.86%) SAN
4 27 (10.67%) DHCP
5 14 (5.53%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (5.53%) VSAN
6 13 (5.14%) BGP
6 13 (5.14%) OSPF
7 12 (4.74%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (3.95%) Internet
8 10 (3.95%) Unified Communications
9 9 (3.56%) NAS
10 8 (3.16%) SNMP
10 8 (3.16%) VLAN
10 8 (3.16%) VXLAN
11 7 (2.77%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (2.77%) DMVPN
11 7 (2.77%) Multicast
11 7 (2.77%) Skype
11 7 (2.77%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.58%) MySQL
3 4 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 24 (9.49%) JIRA
2 21 (8.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (4.35%) GitLab
4 10 (3.95%) Artifactory
5 6 (2.37%) Rational Team Concert
6 5 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.19%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 37 (14.62%) Finance
2 10 (3.95%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.16%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.19%) Banking
5 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.40%) German Language
6 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Law
6 1 (0.40%) Marketing
6 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (17.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (11.86%) Analyst
3 29 (11.46%) Integration Engineer
4 27 (10.67%) VMware Engineer
5 26 (10.28%) Administrator
6 20 (7.91%) PowerShell Engineer
6 20 (7.91%) Service Analyst
6 20 (7.91%) Service Desk Analyst
7 18 (7.11%) Consultant
8 16 (6.32%) Automation Engineer
8 16 (6.32%) Windows Administrator
9 15 (5.93%) Architect
10 14 (5.53%) Wintel Engineer
11 13 (5.14%) ITIL Service Analyst
11 13 (5.14%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
11 13 (5.14%) Network Engineer
11 13 (5.14%) Systems Administrator
12 10 (3.95%) Windows Engineer
12 10 (3.95%) Windows Systems Administrator
13 9 (3.56%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.53%) REST
2 4 (1.58%) Apache Axis
2 4 (1.58%) LDAP
2 4 (1.58%) Spine.js
3 3 (1.19%) Web Services
4 2 (0.79%) JSON
4 2 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.40%) .NET
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.40%) RESTful
5 1 (0.40%) Velocity
5 1 (0.40%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 51 (20.16%) Data Centre
2 44 (17.39%) Clustering
3 21 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (8.30%) Video Conferencing
4 15 (5.93%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.74%) Replication
5 12 (4.74%) User Experience
6 10 (3.95%) iPhone
7 9 (3.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 7 (2.77%) PKI
9 6 (2.37%) CESG
9 6 (2.37%) Fat Client
9 6 (2.37%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.58%) EMC VNX
10 4 (1.58%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.58%) RIA
11 2 (0.79%) EMC VNXe
11 2 (0.79%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.40%) HP Storage
12 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 168 (66.40%) Windows
2 126 (49.80%) Windows Server
3 56 (22.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (20.95%) Linux
5 38 (15.02%) Windows 10
6 35 (13.83%) Windows 7
7 33 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (9.49%) Windows 8
9 20 (7.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (5.53%) Unix
11 11 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (2.77%) CentOS
13 5 (1.98%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.58%) Solaris
15 2 (0.79%) VMS
16 1 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (20.16%) ITIL
2 48 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (18.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 37 (14.62%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (9.49%) Load Balancing
5 23 (9.09%) NsoIT
5 23 (9.09%) Storage Management
6 22 (8.70%) ITIL V3
6 22 (8.70%) Network Virtualisation
7 20 (7.91%) Security Hardening
8 19 (7.51%) Capacity Planning
8 19 (7.51%) Service Management
9 17 (6.72%) Performance Tuning
9 17 (6.72%) Protective Monitoring
10 16 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (5.93%) Migration
11 15 (5.93%) Performance Monitoring
11 15 (5.93%) Service Delivery
12 14 (5.53%) Patch Management
13 13 (5.14%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 88 (34.78%) PowerShell
2 23 (9.09%) SQL
3 14 (5.53%) Shell Script
4 11 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.16%) C
6 4 (1.58%) Java
7 2 (0.79%) Python
8 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.40%) Perl
8 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 104 (41.11%) Security Cleared
2 80 (31.62%) SC Cleared
3 49 (19.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 47 (18.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 45 (17.79%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (15.42%) MCSE
7 34 (13.44%) DV Cleared
8 31 (12.25%) CCNA
9 27 (10.67%) MCSA
10 22 (8.70%) CCNP
11 16 (6.32%) OCA
11 16 (6.32%) Oracle Certification
12 11 (4.35%) MCTS
13 10 (3.95%) CCIE
13 10 (3.95%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (2.77%) CCA
14 7 (2.77%) VCAP
14 7 (2.77%) VCP4
14 7 (2.77%) VCP5
15 6 (2.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.98%) SLA
2 3 (1.19%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.19%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) RMADS
System Software
1 202 (79.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 119 (47.04%) VMware ESXi
3 116 (45.85%) Active Directory
4 82 (32.41%) vSphere
5 32 (12.65%) XenDesktop
6 29 (11.46%) Hyper-V
6 29 (11.46%) VMware NSX
7 27 (10.67%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (9.49%) XenApp
9 19 (7.51%) XenServer
10 16 (6.32%) Oracle RAC
11 14 (5.53%) Virtual Desktop
12 12 (4.74%) vCloud
13 9 (3.56%) NFS
14 8 (3.16%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (2.37%) DFS Replication
15 6 (2.37%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (1.98%) Firmware
17 3 (1.19%) KVM
18 2 (0.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 50 (19.76%) SCCM
2 35 (13.83%) PowerCLI
3 30 (11.86%) SCOM
4 20 (7.91%) Microsoft Clustering
4 20 (7.91%) vMotion
5 19 (7.51%) vRealize
6 16 (6.32%) McAfee ePO
7 15 (5.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 14 (5.53%) WSUS
9 13 (5.14%) Puppet
9 13 (5.14%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 8 (3.16%) Failover Clustering
11 7 (2.77%) Ansible
11 7 (2.77%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (2.77%) SCVMM
12 6 (2.37%) Backup Exec
12 6 (2.37%) EMC NetWorker
13 5 (1.98%) NetBackup
14 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Intune
14 4 (1.58%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 242 (95.65%) VMware
2 95 (37.55%) Cisco
3 89 (35.18%) Microsoft
4 42 (16.60%) Citrix
5 37 (14.62%) McAfee
6 36 (14.23%) Oracle
7 34 (13.44%) Atlassian
7 34 (13.44%) EMC
7 34 (13.44%) Juniper
8 28 (11.07%) HP
9 24 (9.49%) 3PAR
10 23 (9.09%) Veeam
11 20 (7.91%) Red Hat
11 20 (7.91%) Wyse
12 19 (7.51%) Splunk
13 16 (6.32%) BMC
14 15 (5.93%) Dell
14 15 (5.93%) NetApp
15 10 (3.95%) ArcSight
15 10 (3.95%) Veritas