Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 672 645 618
Rank change year-on-year -27 -27 +36
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 218 188 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.59% 1.79% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 130 197
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £257 £280 £260
90th Percentile £535 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £398 £400
% change year-on-year -5.66% -0.63% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 3 10
UK median hourly rate £43.21 £17.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.90% -37.50% +42.89%
10th Percentile £23.38 £13.55 £25.41
90th Percentile £47.06 £28.05 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 £17.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +155.71% -37.50% +77.78%

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 13,686 10,512 12,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.23% 11.04% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,096 6,950 7,913
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £418 £388
% change year-on-year +1.67% +7.87% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 233 273
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.98 £11.25 £12.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.90 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year - -23.91% +13.95%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -28 193 £400 -5.88% 32
UK excluding London +13 121 £375 -5.66% 29
London -29 91 £454 +4.31% 8
South East -7 30 £424 -0.35% 6
North of England -16 25 £325 -35.00% 7
South West +23 23 £372 +14.47% 1
Midlands +10 20 £345 -37.27% 6
North West -8 16 £375 +7.14%
Scotland -47 15 £385 -3.75% 3
West Midlands -1 14 £350 -36.36% 3
East of England -6 6 £388 +85.63% 4
East Midlands - 6 £340 - 3
Yorkshire -31 5 £338 -35.71% 7
North East +2 4 £263 -6.25%
Wales - 2 £550 - 2

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 215 (98.62%) VMware
2 146 (66.97%) Windows
2 146 (66.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (56.42%) VMware ESXi
4 101 (46.33%) Windows Server
5 93 (42.66%) Active Directory
6 81 (37.16%) Security Cleared
7 80 (36.70%) Cisco
8 77 (35.32%) Linux
8 77 (35.32%) vSphere
9 73 (33.49%) Microsoft
10 53 (24.31%) DNS
11 50 (22.94%) PowerShell
12 46 (21.10%) SC Cleared
13 43 (19.72%) Windows Server 2012
14 42 (19.27%) SQL Server
14 42 (19.27%) NetApp
15 41 (18.81%) Data Centre
16 40 (18.35%) SQL
16 40 (18.35%) DHCP
16 40 (18.35%) Firewall
17 39 (17.89%) ITIL
17 39 (17.89%) DV Cleared
18 38 (17.43%) Windows 10
19 37 (16.97%) VMware NSX
20 36 (16.51%) SCCM
20 36 (16.51%) SAN
21 32 (14.68%) Splunk
22 31 (14.22%) Clustering
22 31 (14.22%) EMC

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 30 (13.76%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (8.26%) IIS
4 12 (5.50%) SharePoint
5 11 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (3.21%) Skype for Business
7 6 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.29%) OpenStack
8 5 (2.29%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.38%) Confluence
10 1 (0.46%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 18 (8.26%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.29%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 26 (11.93%) Office 365
2 21 (9.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.13%) IaaS
4 7 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (2.29%) OpenShift
6 5 (2.29%) PaaS
7 2 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.92%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.46%) Akamai
8 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (24.31%) DNS
2 40 (18.35%) DHCP
2 40 (18.35%) Firewall
3 36 (16.51%) SAN
4 18 (8.26%) LAN
5 15 (6.88%) TCP/IP
5 15 (6.88%) WAN
6 13 (5.96%) SNMP
7 11 (5.05%) HTTP
7 11 (5.05%) VPN
8 9 (4.13%) NetScaler
9 7 (3.21%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (3.21%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (3.21%) FTP
9 7 (3.21%) HTTPS
10 6 (2.75%) BGP
10 6 (2.75%) DVB
10 6 (2.75%) Internet
10 6 (2.75%) OSPF
10 6 (2.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (19.27%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.72%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.75%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.29%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.38%) MySQL
6 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (3.67%) JIRA
2 7 (3.21%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.21%) MSI
3 5 (2.29%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.29%) Rational Team Concert
3 5 (2.29%) WiX
4 2 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 28 (12.84%) Finance
2 8 (3.67%) Banking
2 8 (3.67%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.83%) Marketing
4 3 (1.38%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.38%) Local Government
4 3 (1.38%) Retail
4 3 (1.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.92%) Advertising
5 2 (0.92%) German Language
5 2 (0.92%) Legal
6 1 (0.46%) Games
6 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (16.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (12.84%) VMware Engineer
3 25 (11.47%) Network Engineer
4 23 (10.55%) Consultant
5 20 (9.17%) Integration Engineer
6 17 (7.80%) Support Engineer
7 16 (7.34%) Administrator
8 14 (6.42%) Server Engineer
9 13 (5.96%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (5.50%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
11 10 (4.59%) Analyst
11 10 (4.59%) VMware Consultant
12 9 (4.13%) Wintel Engineer
13 8 (3.67%) Linux Engineer
13 8 (3.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
14 7 (3.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 7 (3.21%) Automation Engineer
14 7 (3.21%) Deployment Engineer
14 7 (3.21%) VMware Specialist
14 7 (3.21%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.05%) Web Services
2 7 (3.21%) HTML
2 7 (3.21%) XML
3 6 (2.75%) .NET
3 6 (2.75%) JSON
3 6 (2.75%) LDAP
4 5 (2.29%) .NET Framework
4 5 (2.29%) AngularJS
4 5 (2.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (2.29%) CSS
4 5 (2.29%) Dapper ORM
4 5 (2.29%) Entity Framework
4 5 (2.29%) MFC
4 5 (2.29%) Middleware
4 5 (2.29%) NHibernate
4 5 (2.29%) WCF
4 5 (2.29%) Web Services Management
4 5 (2.29%) WPF
4 5 (2.29%) XSLT
4 5 (2.29%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 41 (18.81%) Data Centre
2 31 (14.22%) Clustering
3 19 (8.72%) PKI
4 14 (6.42%) Fat Client
4 14 (6.42%) Thin Client
5 12 (5.50%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (4.59%) Replication
7 7 (3.21%) EMC VNX
8 6 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.75%) MPEG
9 5 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.83%) RIA
10 4 (1.83%) STB
10 4 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.38%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.92%) Blog
12 2 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.92%) Mobile Computing
12 2 (0.92%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 146 (66.97%) Windows
2 101 (46.33%) Windows Server
3 77 (35.32%) Linux
4 43 (19.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (17.43%) Windows 10
6 25 (11.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (10.55%) CentOS
8 22 (10.09%) Windows 7
9 13 (5.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (5.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (4.59%) Unix
12 6 (2.75%) Solaris
12 6 (2.75%) Ubuntu
13 5 (2.29%) AIX
13 5 (2.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (2.29%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.92%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.46%) Debian
15 1 (0.46%) Fedora
15 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (17.89%) ITIL
2 19 (8.72%) Migration
3 18 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (8.26%) Load Balancing
4 17 (7.80%) DevOps
5 15 (6.88%) Network Virtualisation
5 15 (6.88%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (6.88%) Service Delivery
6 14 (6.42%) High Availability
6 14 (6.42%) Service Management
7 11 (5.05%) Protective Monitoring
8 10 (4.59%) Network Load Balancing
8 10 (4.59%) Server Building
9 9 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (3.67%) Proactive Monitoring
11 7 (3.21%) Deployment Automation
11 7 (3.21%) NsoIT
11 7 (3.21%) Programme Management
11 7 (3.21%) Software Engineering
11 7 (3.21%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 50 (22.94%) PowerShell
2 40 (18.35%) SQL
3 17 (7.80%) Python
4 14 (6.42%) Java
4 14 (6.42%) JavaScript
4 14 (6.42%) Perl
5 9 (4.13%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.75%) C
6 6 (2.75%) C#
7 5 (2.29%) VBScript
8 2 (0.92%) PHP
9 1 (0.46%) VB
9 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 81 (37.16%) Security Cleared
2 46 (21.10%) SC Cleared
3 39 (17.89%) DV Cleared
4 17 (7.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 15 (6.88%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (5.50%) CCNA
7 12 (5.50%) MCSE
8 9 (4.13%) CCNP
9 6 (2.75%) Degree
10 5 (2.29%) MCSA
11 4 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.83%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.83%) OCA
11 4 (1.83%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.92%) CCNP Voice
13 2 (0.92%) VCAP
14 1 (0.46%) VCP5
14 1 (0.46%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.75%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (2.75%) SLA
2 3 (1.38%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.38%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.92%) QA
3 2 (0.92%) RMADS
4 1 (0.46%) GDPR
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 146 (66.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 123 (56.42%) VMware ESXi
3 93 (42.66%) Active Directory
4 77 (35.32%) vSphere
5 37 (16.97%) VMware NSX
6 29 (13.30%) Hyper-V
7 23 (10.55%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (5.50%) XenDesktop
9 11 (5.05%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (4.59%) XenApp
11 9 (4.13%) Firmware
11 9 (4.13%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (4.13%) XenServer
12 7 (3.21%) Docker
12 7 (3.21%) NFS
13 5 (2.29%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (1.83%) vCloud
14 4 (1.83%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (1.38%) KVM
15 3 (1.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 36 (16.51%) SCCM
2 23 (10.55%) Ansible
3 19 (8.72%) McAfee ePO
3 19 (8.72%) Microsoft Clustering
4 18 (8.26%) vRealize
5 14 (6.42%) PowerCLI
5 14 (6.42%) WSUS
6 13 (5.96%) SCOM
7 12 (5.50%) Puppet
7 12 (5.50%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 10 (4.59%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (2.29%) Data Guard
9 5 (2.29%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (2.29%) vMotion
10 4 (1.83%) IBM BigFix
10 4 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.83%) SCOrch
10 4 (1.83%) XenMobile
11 3 (1.38%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 215 (98.62%) VMware
2 80 (36.70%) Cisco
3 73 (33.49%) Microsoft
4 42 (19.27%) NetApp
5 32 (14.68%) Splunk
6 31 (14.22%) EMC
7 30 (13.76%) HP
8 28 (12.84%) Citrix
9 26 (11.93%) Juniper
10 25 (11.47%) McAfee
11 18 (8.26%) Dell
11 18 (8.26%) Veeam
12 15 (6.88%) Red Hat
13 11 (5.05%) Oracle
14 10 (4.59%) Veritas
15 9 (4.13%) SolarWinds
16 8 (3.67%) Atlassian
16 8 (3.67%) Dell Compellent
17 7 (3.21%) 3PAR
17 7 (3.21%) Sophos