Period
to 16 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 630 663 679
Rank change year-on-year +33 +16 -38
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 203 248 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.55% 1.79% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 123 121
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £243 £263
90th Percentile £576 £534 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 26 5
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +136.11% -35.71%
10th Percentile £31.00 £36.02 £13.60
90th Percentile £45.98 £47.00 £20.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £47.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.96% +161.11% -35.71%

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 13,105 13,892 11,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.76% 13.70% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,791 9,319 7,400
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +8.82%
10th Percentile £281 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 377 263
UK median hourly rate £21.08 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.70% +3.89% -27.27%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.38 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -34.15%

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 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 2019. 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 +27 192 £414 +3.44% 53
UK excluding London +48 150 £400 +3.23% 39
South East +41 54 £375 -11.76% 17
South West -9 48 £500 +24.37% 12
London +2 42 £450 +12.50% 14
North of England +19 24 £313 -16.67% 8
East of England +17 16 £375 -6.25% 1
Yorkshire +23 13 £434 +28.52% 3
North West +6 9 £300 -40.00% 4
Midlands +15 4 £350 - 1
Scotland +37 3 £225 -41.56%
North East +14 2 £213 -46.88% 1
East Midlands +12 2 £138 -59.56% 1
West Midlands +18 1 £375 +7.14%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, 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.

1 194 (95.57%) VMware
2 150 (73.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (60.10%) VMware ESXi
4 107 (52.71%) Windows
5 96 (47.29%) Windows Server
6 93 (45.81%) Active Directory
7 86 (42.36%) vSphere
8 77 (37.93%) Security Cleared
9 75 (36.95%) Microsoft
10 65 (32.02%) PowerShell
11 60 (29.56%) SC Cleared
11 60 (29.56%) DNS
12 56 (27.59%) Cisco
13 51 (25.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 50 (24.63%) SAN
15 48 (23.65%) DHCP
15 48 (23.65%) Linux
16 46 (22.66%) HP
16 46 (22.66%) Data Centre
17 43 (21.18%) ITIL
18 40 (19.70%) vRealize
19 39 (19.21%) Windows Server 2012
19 39 (19.21%) VSAN
20 38 (18.72%) Hyper-V
21 37 (18.23%) Azure
21 37 (18.23%) VMware NSX
22 32 (15.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 30 (14.78%) Clustering
23 30 (14.78%) Firewall
24 29 (14.29%) Office 365

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 13 (6.40%) IIS
1 13 (6.40%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.93%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.45%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.96%) Apache
4 6 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.46%) Confluence
5 5 (2.46%) OpenStack
5 5 (2.46%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.97%) Commerce Server
6 4 (1.97%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 37 (18.23%) Azure
2 29 (14.29%) Office 365
3 23 (11.33%) IaaS
4 18 (8.87%) AWS
5 13 (6.40%) PaaS
6 12 (5.91%) SaaS
7 5 (2.46%) GCP
8 1 (0.49%) Akamai
8 1 (0.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 60 (29.56%) DNS
2 50 (24.63%) SAN
3 48 (23.65%) DHCP
4 39 (19.21%) VSAN
5 30 (14.78%) Firewall
6 19 (9.36%) LAN
6 19 (9.36%) WAN
7 15 (7.39%) TCP/IP
8 11 (5.42%) Skype
9 10 (4.93%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (4.93%) NetScaler
10 9 (4.43%) VPN
11 8 (3.94%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (3.94%) Internet
12 6 (2.96%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (2.96%) iSCSI
12 6 (2.96%) NAS
12 6 (2.96%) Software-Defined Networking
13 5 (2.46%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (2.46%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.91%) Big Data
3 6 (2.96%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.46%) HBase
5 3 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.49%) DB2
6 1 (0.49%) MySQL
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (4.43%) JIRA
2 7 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (1.97%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.99%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.49%) Hudson
General
1 13 (6.40%) Finance
2 9 (4.43%) Back Office
3 8 (3.94%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.48%) Publishing
6 2 (0.99%) Automotive
6 2 (0.99%) Marketing
6 2 (0.99%) Military
7 1 (0.49%) Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Local Government
7 1 (0.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (24.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (13.79%) Architect
3 25 (12.32%) VMware Engineer
4 23 (11.33%) Consultant
5 20 (9.85%) Administrator
6 18 (8.87%) Server Engineer
6 18 (8.87%) VMware Architect
7 16 (7.88%) VMware Consultant
8 15 (7.39%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (5.42%) Wintel Engineer
10 10 (4.93%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (4.93%) Windows Engineer
11 9 (4.43%) Analyst
12 7 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
12 7 (3.45%) Network Engineer
12 7 (3.45%) Windows Administrator
13 6 (2.96%) Cisco Engineer
13 6 (2.96%) Citrix Engineer
13 6 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (2.96%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.97%) XML
2 3 (1.48%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.48%) JSON
2 3 (1.48%) JSP
2 3 (1.48%) LDAP
2 3 (1.48%) Node.js
2 3 (1.48%) REST
2 3 (1.48%) Servlets
3 2 (0.99%) Middleware
3 2 (0.99%) SAML
3 2 (0.99%) Spine.js
4 1 (0.49%) Django
4 1 (0.49%) HTML
4 1 (0.49%) JFC
4 1 (0.49%) LAMP
4 1 (0.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (22.66%) Data Centre
2 30 (14.78%) Clustering
3 11 (5.42%) Hybrid Cloud
3 11 (5.42%) PKI
4 10 (4.93%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.45%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.96%) Replication
6 6 (2.96%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 5 (2.46%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.48%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.48%) SCADA
10 2 (0.99%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.99%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.99%) Wiki
11 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.49%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 107 (52.71%) Windows
2 96 (47.29%) Windows Server
3 48 (23.65%) Linux
4 39 (19.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (9.36%) Ubuntu
7 18 (8.87%) Unix
8 14 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (5.42%) Solaris
10 10 (4.93%) CentOS
10 10 (4.93%) Windows 7
11 9 (4.43%) Windows 10
12 6 (2.96%) AIX
13 5 (2.46%) Mac OS
13 5 (2.46%) SUSE
13 5 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.48%) VMS
15 1 (0.49%) Android
15 1 (0.49%) Fedora
15 1 (0.49%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (25.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 43 (21.18%) ITIL
3 25 (12.32%) Migration
3 25 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (9.85%) Root Cause Analysis
5 16 (7.88%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (7.39%) Computer Science
6 15 (7.39%) DevOps
7 14 (6.90%) Project Management
7 14 (6.90%) Server Building
7 14 (6.90%) Storage Management
7 14 (6.90%) Task Automation
8 13 (6.40%) Deployment Automation
8 13 (6.40%) Patch Management
9 12 (5.91%) High Availability
9 12 (5.91%) Network Load Balancing
10 11 (5.42%) Analytics
11 10 (4.93%) Infrastructure Automation
11 10 (4.93%) Security Architecture
12 9 (4.43%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 65 (32.02%) PowerShell
2 20 (9.85%) SQL
3 13 (6.40%) Bash Shell
3 13 (6.40%) VBScript
4 11 (5.42%) Python
5 8 (3.94%) Java
6 4 (1.97%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.97%) Korn
7 3 (1.48%) Perl
7 3 (1.48%) Ruby
8 1 (0.49%) C
8 1 (0.49%) C#
8 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 60 (29.56%) SC Cleared
3 32 (15.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 27 (13.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (9.85%) DV Cleared
6 19 (9.36%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (8.37%) MCSE
8 13 (6.40%) MCSA
9 11 (5.42%) CCNA
10 9 (4.43%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (4.43%) MCP
11 8 (3.94%) Degree
12 7 (3.45%) CCNP
13 6 (2.96%) CCIE
14 5 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (2.46%) VCP5
15 4 (1.97%) VCAP
15 4 (1.97%) VCP6
16 3 (1.48%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.96%) SLA
2 5 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.49%) GDPR
3 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 150 (73.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 122 (60.10%) VMware ESXi
3 93 (45.81%) Active Directory
4 86 (42.36%) vSphere
5 38 (18.72%) Hyper-V
6 37 (18.23%) VMware NSX
7 27 (13.30%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (10.34%) vCloud
9 12 (5.91%) Docker
10 11 (5.42%) XenApp
11 9 (4.43%) NFS
12 8 (3.94%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 8 (3.94%) ISA Server
12 8 (3.94%) XenDesktop
13 5 (2.46%) Firmware
13 5 (2.46%) HDFS
13 5 (2.46%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (1.97%) DFS Replication
14 4 (1.97%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (1.97%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 40 (19.70%) vRealize
2 28 (13.79%) SCCM
3 15 (7.39%) SCOM
4 14 (6.90%) vMotion
5 13 (6.40%) PowerCLI
6 11 (5.42%) Ansible
7 10 (4.93%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (4.43%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (3.94%) Puppet
9 8 (3.94%) SCVMM
10 7 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (3.45%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 6 (2.96%) Cisco CUCM
11 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (2.96%) Netcool
11 6 (2.96%) WSUS
12 5 (2.46%) Cisco Prime
12 5 (2.46%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (2.46%) NetBackup
12 5 (2.46%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 194 (95.57%) VMware
2 75 (36.95%) Microsoft
3 56 (27.59%) Cisco
4 46 (22.66%) HP
5 23 (11.33%) Citrix
6 21 (10.34%) NetApp
7 19 (9.36%) Dell
8 18 (8.87%) EMC
9 14 (6.90%) Symantec
10 13 (6.40%) Veeam
11 12 (5.91%) McAfee
12 9 (4.43%) IBM
12 9 (4.43%) Red Hat
13 8 (3.94%) Oracle
14 7 (3.45%) 3PAR
15 6 (2.96%) Atlassian
15 6 (2.96%) Fortinet
15 6 (2.96%) Veritas
16 5 (2.46%) Ensim
16 5 (2.46%) Forcepoint