Period
to 15 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 639 710 650
Rank change year-on-year +71 -60 +62
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 253 171 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.75% 1.51% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 102 196
UK median daily rate £400 £416 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.90% +3.87% +11.32%
10th Percentile £142 £256 £263
90th Percentile £530 £573 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +0.97% -3.75% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 8 10
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £18.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +161.11% -35.71% -28.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £18.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +161.11% -35.71% +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 14,422 11,339 12,252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.99% 11.52% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,700 7,530 7,798
UK median daily rate £495 £465 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +8.14% +7.50%
10th Percentile £295 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +4.24% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 268 279
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.00% +23.85%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £45.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -40.74% +28.57%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 +49 237 £390 -7.69% 70
UK excluding London +59 168 £389 +0.97% 42
London -9 82 £400 -5.88% 31
South West +30 51 £425 +30.77% 13
South East +1 36 £436 +1.04% 6
North of England -5 33 £375 -28.57% 7
Midlands -7 19 £345 -10.39% 7
East of England +1 17 £420 +119.04% 6
Yorkshire -16 13 £338 -35.71% 4
North East +6 11 £400 -
West Midlands -2 10 £350 -9.09% 4
North West -11 9 £225 -18.18% 3
Scotland -23 9 £425 +13.33% 2
East Midlands - 9 £340 - 3
Wales -12 3 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 15 October 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
2 188 (74.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 176 (69.57%) Windows
4 126 (49.80%) Windows Server
5 121 (47.83%) VMware ESXi
6 98 (38.74%) Security Cleared
7 95 (37.55%) Cisco
8 94 (37.15%) Active Directory
9 92 (36.36%) vSphere
10 87 (34.39%) Microsoft
11 79 (31.23%) Linux
12 74 (29.25%) PowerShell
13 59 (23.32%) SC Cleared
14 53 (20.95%) Windows Server 2012
15 52 (20.55%) Firewall
16 49 (19.37%) Data Centre
17 48 (18.97%) DV Cleared
17 48 (18.97%) DNS
18 47 (18.58%) SCCM
19 45 (17.79%) Clustering
20 44 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 41 (16.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 41 (16.21%) ITIL
22 40 (15.81%) MS Exchange
22 40 (15.81%) Cisco Certification
22 40 (15.81%) Windows 10
23 38 (15.02%) SQL
24 36 (14.23%) SQL Server
25 34 (13.44%) DHCP
25 34 (13.44%) Microsoft Certification

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 40 (15.81%) MS Exchange
2 17 (6.72%) Confluence
3 15 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (4.74%) SharePoint
5 9 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (3.56%) IIS
6 7 (2.77%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.98%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.79%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (6.32%) Office 365
3 6 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (2.37%) IaaS
4 5 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.98%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.19%) PaaS
5 3 (1.19%) SaaS
6 2 (0.79%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 52 (20.55%) Firewall
2 48 (18.97%) DNS
3 34 (13.44%) DHCP
4 27 (10.67%) SAN
5 14 (5.53%) BGP
6 13 (5.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (5.14%) SNMP
7 12 (4.74%) Cisco IOS
7 12 (4.74%) OSPF
7 12 (4.74%) TCP/IP
8 11 (4.35%) LAN
8 11 (4.35%) VPN
8 11 (4.35%) WAN
9 10 (3.95%) VSAN
10 9 (3.56%) VXLAN
11 8 (3.16%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (3.16%) HTTP
11 8 (3.16%) NAS
11 8 (3.16%) Unified Communications
11 8 (3.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.23%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.14%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (2.37%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.37%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.19%) MySQL
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (7.51%) JIRA
2 16 (6.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (2.37%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.58%) GitLab
4 4 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.19%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.19%) MSI
5 3 (1.19%) Rational Team Concert
6 2 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.40%) WiX
General
1 33 (13.04%) Finance
2 12 (4.74%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.98%) Banking
3 5 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.58%) Marketing
5 3 (1.19%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.19%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.79%) Legal
6 2 (0.79%) Retail
7 1 (0.40%) German Language
7 1 (0.40%) Law
7 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (16.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (11.86%) Analyst
3 26 (10.28%) Integration Engineer
3 26 (10.28%) VMware Engineer
4 25 (9.88%) Network Engineer
5 22 (8.70%) Consultant
6 19 (7.51%) Administrator
7 17 (6.72%) PowerShell Engineer
8 15 (5.93%) Architect
8 15 (5.93%) Windows Administrator
9 14 (5.53%) Automation Engineer
9 14 (5.53%) Service Analyst
9 14 (5.53%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (4.74%) ITIL Service Analyst
10 12 (4.74%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (4.74%) VMware Consultant
11 11 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
11 11 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
12 10 (3.95%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
13 9 (3.56%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.35%) REST
2 6 (2.37%) JSON
2 6 (2.37%) XML
3 5 (1.98%) LDAP
3 5 (1.98%) XSLT
4 4 (1.58%) Middleware
4 4 (1.58%) Web Services
5 3 (1.19%) Spine.js
6 2 (0.79%) Apache Axis
6 2 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.79%) RESTful
6 2 (0.79%) Web Services Management
6 2 (0.79%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.40%) CSS
7 1 (0.40%) HTML
7 1 (0.40%) NHibernate
7 1 (0.40%) Velocity
7 1 (0.40%) WCF
7 1 (0.40%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 49 (19.37%) Data Centre
2 45 (17.79%) Clustering
3 21 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.53%) Video Conferencing
5 13 (5.14%) Replication
6 12 (4.74%) Computer Science
6 12 (4.74%) PKI
7 11 (4.35%) User Experience
8 9 (3.56%) Fat Client
8 9 (3.56%) Thin Client
9 8 (3.16%) Management Information System
10 7 (2.77%) EMC VNX
11 6 (2.37%) MPEG
11 6 (2.37%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 4 (1.58%) CESG
12 4 (1.58%) iPhone
12 4 (1.58%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.58%) RIA
12 4 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (1.58%) STB
Operating Systems
1 176 (69.57%) Windows
2 126 (49.80%) Windows Server
3 79 (31.23%) Linux
4 53 (20.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (15.81%) Windows 10
6 33 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (11.86%) Windows 7
8 19 (7.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (7.11%) CentOS
10 17 (6.72%) Unix
11 13 (5.14%) Windows 8
12 10 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (3.16%) Solaris
14 6 (2.37%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.98%) AIX
15 5 (1.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.79%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 41 (16.21%) ITIL
3 34 (13.44%) Storage Management
4 33 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (9.49%) Network Virtualisation
7 17 (6.72%) Load Balancing
7 17 (6.72%) NsoIT
7 17 (6.72%) Service Delivery
8 15 (5.93%) Service Management
9 13 (5.14%) ITIL V3
10 12 (4.74%) Deployment Automation
10 12 (4.74%) High Availability
10 12 (4.74%) Server Management
11 11 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (4.35%) DevOps
11 11 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (4.35%) Open Source
11 11 (4.35%) Protective Monitoring
11 11 (4.35%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 74 (29.25%) PowerShell
2 38 (15.02%) SQL
3 14 (5.53%) Python
4 13 (5.14%) JavaScript
4 13 (5.14%) Perl
5 12 (4.74%) Java
6 9 (3.56%) Bash Shell
6 9 (3.56%) C
7 7 (2.77%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.79%) PHP
8 2 (0.79%) VBScript
9 1 (0.40%) C#
9 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (38.74%) Security Cleared
2 59 (23.32%) SC Cleared
3 48 (18.97%) DV Cleared
4 41 (16.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 40 (15.81%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (13.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (11.07%) CCNA
8 27 (10.67%) MCSE
9 22 (8.70%) CCNP
10 17 (6.72%) MCSA
11 12 (4.74%) OCA
11 12 (4.74%) Oracle Certification
12 10 (3.95%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (3.56%) CCIE
14 7 (2.77%) VCAP
15 5 (1.98%) CCA
15 5 (1.98%) Degree
15 5 (1.98%) MCTS
15 5 (1.98%) VCP4
15 5 (1.98%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.77%) SLA
2 4 (1.58%) QA
3 3 (1.19%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.19%) RMADS
4 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 188 (74.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 121 (47.83%) VMware ESXi
3 94 (37.15%) Active Directory
4 92 (36.36%) vSphere
5 33 (13.04%) VMware NSX
6 31 (12.25%) Hyper-V
7 29 (11.46%) Virtual Machines
8 22 (8.70%) XenDesktop
9 21 (8.30%) XenApp
10 14 (5.53%) Oracle RAC
10 14 (5.53%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (5.14%) XenServer
12 11 (4.35%) Firmware
13 10 (3.95%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (3.16%) Docker
14 8 (3.16%) NFS
15 7 (2.77%) vCloud
16 6 (2.37%) DFS Replication
17 5 (1.98%) VMware Workstation
18 3 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 47 (18.58%) SCCM
2 28 (11.07%) PowerCLI
3 26 (10.28%) SCOM
4 23 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
5 20 (7.91%) vRealize
6 17 (6.72%) McAfee ePO
7 16 (6.32%) Ansible
8 14 (5.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 14 (5.53%) WSUS
9 11 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
10 9 (3.56%) vMotion
11 8 (3.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (2.37%) Data Guard
13 5 (1.98%) Backup Exec
13 5 (1.98%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (1.98%) Puppet
13 5 (1.98%) SCVMM
13 5 (1.98%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (1.98%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 242 (95.65%) VMware
2 95 (37.55%) Cisco
3 87 (34.39%) Microsoft
4 33 (13.04%) Citrix
4 33 (13.04%) NetApp
5 31 (12.25%) HP
6 28 (11.07%) EMC
6 28 (11.07%) Oracle
7 27 (10.67%) Juniper
7 27 (10.67%) Splunk
8 25 (9.88%) McAfee
9 24 (9.49%) Atlassian
10 20 (7.91%) Dell
10 20 (7.91%) Red Hat
11 17 (6.72%) Veeam
12 16 (6.32%) 3PAR
13 13 (5.14%) Wyse
14 12 (4.74%) Veritas
15 9 (3.56%) BMC
15 9 (3.56%) Dell Compellent