Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 583 475 639
Rank change year-on-year -108 +164 +65
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 165 97 219
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.43% 1.76% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 63 140
10th Percentile £278 £308 £269
25th Percentile £353 £394 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +11.11%
75th Percentile £494 £500 £550
90th Percentile £600 £600 £607
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 7
Median hourly rate £45.18 £47.83 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.54% +7.48% +4.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.88 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -26.94% +0.56%

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 11,572 5,524 13,777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.01% 15.12% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,164 3,811 9,380
10th Percentile £350 £306 £288
25th Percentile £429 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £600
90th Percentile £694 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +1.57% +2.83% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 117 308
10th Percentile £14.80 £12.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.28 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £23.21 £20.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.05% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £50.22 £40.46 £27.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £54.25 £47.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -

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 30 July 2021.

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 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 30 July 2021. 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 -117 118 £423 -8.65% 37
UK excluding London -32 93 £400 -11.11% 27
South East -30 36 £400 -13.51% 5
London -128 33 £450 -2.70% 11
Work from Home -244 33 £450 - 6
South West -3 20 £425 -12.82% 6
Scotland -49 18 £436 +1.40%
North of England -31 15 £366 -8.50% 9
North West -30 11 £360 +10.77% 4
East of England -12 6 £775 +14.81% 2
West Midlands -37 4 £140 -67.06% 3
Midlands -55 4 £140 -68.89% 4
Northern Ireland - 3 £275 -
North East -9 2 £400 -20.00% 1
Yorkshire -28 2 £450 +12.50% 4

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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.

1 151 (91.52%) VMware
2 115 (69.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (62.42%) VMware ESXi
4 96 (58.18%) Windows
5 82 (49.70%) vSphere
6 63 (38.18%) Windows Server
7 60 (36.36%) Security Cleared
8 59 (35.76%) Active Directory
9 57 (34.55%) PowerShell
10 53 (32.12%) Dell
11 51 (30.91%) VMware NSX
12 50 (30.30%) VSAN
13 49 (29.70%) vRealize
13 49 (29.70%) SC Cleared
14 48 (29.09%) Data Centre
15 44 (26.67%) Ansible
16 42 (25.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 42 (25.45%) Microsoft
17 41 (24.85%) Social Skills
18 40 (24.24%) Azure
18 40 (24.24%) Cisco
19 34 (20.61%) HP
20 33 (20.00%) Firewall
21 32 (19.39%) Linux
22 30 (18.18%) SAN
23 27 (16.36%) DNS
23 27 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
24 25 (15.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 24 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
25 24 (14.55%) PowerCLI

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 16 (9.70%) MS Exchange
2 14 (8.48%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.85%) IIS
4 5 (3.03%) Confluence
5 4 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.42%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.82%) Apache
6 3 (1.82%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.82%) SAS
7 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.61%) JBoss
8 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (24.24%) Azure
2 23 (13.94%) Microsoft 365
3 19 (11.52%) AWS
4 14 (8.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (4.24%) IaaS
6 6 (3.64%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (3.64%) GCP
7 5 (3.03%) Akamai
7 5 (3.03%) Power Platform
7 5 (3.03%) PowerApps
8 4 (2.42%) Azure Storage
8 4 (2.42%) PaaS
9 3 (1.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (1.82%) Cloud Run
9 3 (1.82%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.82%) SaaS
10 2 (1.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 50 (30.30%) VSAN
2 33 (20.00%) Firewall
3 30 (18.18%) SAN
4 27 (16.36%) DNS
5 15 (9.09%) DHCP
6 14 (8.48%) Remote Desktop
7 12 (7.27%) WAN
8 11 (6.67%) Network Security
9 10 (6.06%) TCP/IP
10 9 (5.45%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (5.45%) VLAN
10 9 (5.45%) VXLAN
11 8 (4.85%) LAN
12 7 (4.24%) iSCSI
13 6 (3.64%) Converged Networks
14 5 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (3.03%) HTTP
14 5 (3.03%) NAS
14 5 (3.03%) NetScaler
14 5 (3.03%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.42%) SQL Server 2017
3 3 (1.82%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.21%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.21%) HBase
5 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.61%) MySQL
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (5.45%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.64%) MSI
3 5 (3.03%) JIRA
4 4 (2.42%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.82%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.21%) InstallShield
6 2 (1.21%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 41 (24.85%) Social Skills
2 19 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (9.70%) Public Sector
4 14 (8.48%) Finance
5 7 (4.24%) Retail
5 7 (4.24%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.03%) Military
7 4 (2.42%) Banking
8 3 (1.82%) Automotive
8 3 (1.82%) Police
9 2 (1.21%) Law
9 2 (1.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (24.85%) VMware Engineer
2 30 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (16.97%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 20 (12.12%) Consultant
5 14 (8.48%) Network Engineer
5 14 (8.48%) Wintel Engineer
6 10 (6.06%) VMware Consultant
7 9 (5.45%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (5.45%) Server Engineer
8 7 (4.24%) Azure Engineer
8 7 (4.24%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.64%) VMware Specialist
9 6 (3.64%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (3.03%) Build Engineer
10 5 (3.03%) Developer
11 4 (2.42%) Project Engineer
11 4 (2.42%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.30%) JSON
2 12 (7.27%) XML
3 7 (4.24%) .NET
4 6 (3.64%) J2EE
5 5 (3.03%) RESTful
6 3 (1.82%) Middleware
6 3 (1.82%) Spine.js
7 2 (1.21%) Flash
8 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.61%) CSS
8 1 (0.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 48 (29.09%) Data Centre
2 18 (10.91%) Clustering
3 11 (6.67%) PKI
3 11 (6.67%) Private Cloud
3 11 (6.67%) Public Cloud
4 7 (4.24%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.03%) EMC VNX
5 5 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.82%) Replication
8 2 (1.21%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.61%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.61%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) Legacy Systems
9 1 (0.61%) NHS
9 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 96 (58.18%) Windows
2 63 (38.18%) Windows Server
3 32 (19.39%) Linux
4 27 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (12.12%) Windows 10
6 19 (11.52%) Windows Server 2016
7 17 (10.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (6.67%) VMS
9 8 (4.85%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (4.24%) Unix
10 7 (4.24%) Windows 7
11 5 (3.03%) CentOS
11 5 (3.03%) Ubuntu
12 4 (2.42%) Solaris
13 3 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (25.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 24 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (13.33%) ITIL
3 22 (13.33%) Migration
4 16 (9.70%) Deployment Automation
5 15 (9.09%) DevOps
5 15 (9.09%) Storage Management
6 14 (8.48%) SIEM
7 12 (7.27%) Configuration Management
8 11 (6.67%) Computer Science
9 10 (6.06%) Network Virtualisation
9 10 (6.06%) Service Management
10 9 (5.45%) Data Protection
10 9 (5.45%) Load Balancing
11 8 (4.85%) Network Design
12 7 (4.24%) Change Management
12 7 (4.24%) Decision-Making
12 7 (4.24%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (3.64%) Dashboard Development
13 6 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 57 (34.55%) PowerShell
2 15 (9.09%) Python
3 14 (8.48%) Java
4 11 (6.67%) SQL
5 7 (4.24%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.82%) C++
6 3 (1.82%) Go
7 2 (1.21%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.61%) Perl
8 1 (0.61%) Ruby
8 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 49 (29.70%) SC Cleared
3 25 (15.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 16 (9.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (7.27%) MCSA
7 11 (6.67%) CCNP
8 10 (6.06%) DV Cleared
9 8 (4.85%) CCNA
9 8 (4.85%) Degree
9 8 (4.85%) MCSE
10 4 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.82%) MCITP
11 3 (1.82%) VCP6
12 2 (1.21%) Chartered Engineer
13 1 (0.61%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.82%) NCSC
2 2 (1.21%) SLA
3 1 (0.61%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.61%) GDPR
System Software
1 115 (69.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 103 (62.42%) VMware ESXi
3 82 (49.70%) vSphere
4 59 (35.76%) Active Directory
5 51 (30.91%) VMware NSX
6 22 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (9.09%) vCloud
8 14 (8.48%) Hyper-V
9 11 (6.67%) Docker
10 10 (6.06%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (4.24%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (3.64%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 6 (3.64%) XenApp
12 6 (3.64%) XenDesktop
13 5 (3.03%) NFS
14 3 (1.82%) Firmware
14 3 (1.82%) Slurm Workload Manager
15 2 (1.21%) HDFS
16 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
16 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 49 (29.70%) vRealize
2 44 (26.67%) Ansible
3 24 (14.55%) PowerCLI
4 20 (12.12%) SCCM
5 19 (11.52%) Terraform
6 14 (8.48%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 13 (7.88%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (6.67%) Kubernetes
9 8 (4.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 8 (4.85%) SCVMM
10 7 (4.24%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (4.24%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (4.24%) Puppet
11 6 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (3.03%) NetBackup
12 5 (3.03%) WSUS
13 4 (2.42%) vMotion
14 3 (1.82%) Istio
14 3 (1.82%) Prometheus
14 3 (1.82%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 151 (91.52%) VMware
2 53 (32.12%) Dell
3 42 (25.45%) Microsoft
4 40 (24.24%) Cisco
5 34 (20.61%) HP
6 18 (10.91%) Citrix
7 12 (7.27%) EMC
7 12 (7.27%) F5
7 12 (7.27%) Juniper
7 12 (7.27%) SAP
8 11 (6.67%) Oracle
9 10 (6.06%) NetApp
10 9 (5.45%) 3PAR
10 9 (5.45%) CheckPoint
10 9 (5.45%) Veeam
11 8 (4.85%) Ericsson
12 7 (4.24%) McAfee
12 7 (4.24%) Zscaler
13 6 (3.64%) Google
13 6 (3.64%) IBM