Period
to 4 March 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 454 535 621
Rank change year-on-year +81 +86 +124
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 172 196 273
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.16% 2.02% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 123 169
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +7.94%
10th Percentile £313 £318 £145
90th Percentile £595 £550 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £434 £425
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.06% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 32
Median hourly rate £44.50 £44.63 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.30% +0.30% +39.06%
10th Percentile £42.35 £24.60 £38.80
90th Percentile £45.85 £55.00 £49.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.51 £47.00
% change year-on-year - -5.31% +147.37%

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 7,963 9,721 14,493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.43% 14.43% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,594 6,683 9,857
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £320 £263 £313
90th Percentile £668 £675 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 278 338
Median hourly rate £24.40 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.43% - -
10th Percentile £12.74 £12.44 £12.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £47.11 £47.83
Median hourly rate £22.25 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +27.14% - +12.22%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +104 146 £450 +1.12% 30
UK excluding London +132 121 £450 +3.75% 25
South East +125 58 £450 -2.70% 12
London +40 29 £450 -2.70% 8
South West +65 23 £481 -3.75% 1
North of England +55 17 £400 +8.47% 3
Scotland +26 14 £400 -11.11% 2
Work from Home - 13 £463 - 6
Yorkshire +39 7 £450 +16.13% 2
North West +29 7 £375 +3.45% 1
Midlands +46 6 £270 -22.86% 5
East of England +57 5 £658 +69.68% 1
East Midlands +28 3 £500 - 2
North East - 3 £400 -
West Midlands - 3 £140 - 3

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 145 (84.30%) VMware
2 116 (67.44%) VMware ESXi
3 113 (65.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (65.70%) Windows
4 103 (59.88%) Security Cleared
5 84 (48.84%) Active Directory
6 79 (45.93%) VMware NSX
7 76 (44.19%) SC Cleared
8 74 (43.02%) VSAN
9 70 (40.70%) vSphere
10 64 (37.21%) Dell
11 62 (36.05%) vRealize
12 55 (31.98%) Cisco
13 54 (31.40%) Windows Server
14 53 (30.81%) PowerShell
15 52 (30.23%) Microsoft
16 51 (29.65%) Linux
17 48 (27.91%) Data Centre
18 45 (26.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 44 (25.58%) Firewall
20 37 (21.51%) DNS
20 37 (21.51%) Azure
21 33 (19.19%) DV Cleared
21 33 (19.19%) Converged Infrastructure
21 33 (19.19%) Ansible
22 30 (17.44%) DHCP
23 29 (16.86%) IaaS
24 28 (16.28%) DevOps
24 28 (16.28%) HP
24 28 (16.28%) ITIL

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 9 (5.23%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.49%) Confluence
4 4 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.74%) Apache
5 3 (1.74%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.74%) SAS
5 3 (1.74%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.74%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.16%) CMS
6 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.58%) IIS
7 1 (0.58%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 37 (21.51%) Azure
2 29 (16.86%) IaaS
3 21 (12.21%) Microsoft 365
4 17 (9.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (6.98%) AWS
6 5 (2.91%) SaaS
7 2 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (43.02%) VSAN
2 44 (25.58%) Firewall
3 37 (21.51%) DNS
4 30 (17.44%) DHCP
5 20 (11.63%) WAN
6 18 (10.47%) VLAN
7 16 (9.30%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (8.14%) Ethernet
9 13 (7.56%) Remote Desktop
10 10 (5.81%) SAN
11 9 (5.23%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (4.07%) iSCSI
12 7 (4.07%) Network Security
13 6 (3.49%) AMQP
13 6 (3.49%) NAS
14 5 (2.91%) Fibre Channel
15 4 (2.33%) LAN
15 4 (2.33%) Skype
15 4 (2.33%) VXLAN
16 3 (1.74%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.65%) Hadoop
2 8 (4.65%) HBase
3 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.58%) MySQL
6 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (5.23%) JIRA
1 9 (5.23%) MSI
1 9 (5.23%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (4.07%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.49%) InstallShield
4 4 (2.33%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.16%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.58%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 20 (11.63%) Finance
1 20 (11.63%) Public Sector
2 8 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.07%) Banking
3 7 (4.07%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.49%) Electronics
4 6 (3.49%) Marketing
5 3 (1.74%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.74%) Police
6 2 (1.16%) Military
7 1 (0.58%) International Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (24.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (16.86%) VMware Engineer
3 23 (13.37%) Architect
4 21 (12.21%) Consultant
5 17 (9.88%) Cloud Engineer
6 12 (6.98%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 11 (6.40%) VMware Consultant
8 10 (5.81%) Cloud Architect
8 10 (5.81%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (5.23%) Administrator
9 9 (5.23%) VMware Architect
10 8 (4.65%) Build Engineer
11 7 (4.07%) Wintel Engineer
12 6 (3.49%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (3.49%) VMWare Administrator
13 5 (2.91%) Deployment Engineer
13 5 (2.91%) Senior Cloud Engineer
13 5 (2.91%) Systems Administrator
13 5 (2.91%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.65%) JSON
1 8 (4.65%) XML
2 6 (3.49%) Web Services
3 3 (1.74%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (1.74%) REST
3 3 (1.74%) SOAP
3 3 (1.74%) Spine.js
4 2 (1.16%) .NET
4 2 (1.16%) Flash
4 2 (1.16%) XMPP
5 1 (0.58%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.58%) JSP
5 1 (0.58%) Middleware
5 1 (0.58%) ModSecurity
5 1 (0.58%) Spring
5 1 (0.58%) Struts
5 1 (0.58%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 48 (27.91%) Data Centre
2 18 (10.47%) Private Cloud
3 16 (9.30%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (5.23%) Clustering
4 9 (5.23%) PKI
5 6 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.33%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.74%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.74%) Replication
7 3 (1.74%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.58%) NHS
9 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 113 (65.70%) Windows
2 54 (31.40%) Windows Server
3 51 (29.65%) Linux
4 21 (12.21%) Ubuntu
5 20 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (11.63%) Windows Server 2016
6 16 (9.30%) Windows 10
7 14 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (6.40%) Windows Server 2019
9 8 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (4.65%) Unix
9 8 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (4.07%) VMS
11 4 (2.33%) CentOS
12 3 (1.74%) Windows 7
13 2 (1.16%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (26.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 33 (19.19%) Converged Infrastructure
3 28 (16.28%) DevOps
3 28 (16.28%) ITIL
3 28 (16.28%) Migration
4 25 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (12.79%) Storage Management
6 14 (8.14%) Change Management
6 14 (8.14%) Configuration Management
7 13 (7.56%) Load Balancing
7 13 (7.56%) Scrum
8 12 (6.98%) Deployment Automation
8 12 (6.98%) High Availability
8 12 (6.98%) Mobile Device Management
8 12 (6.98%) Project Delivery
9 10 (5.81%) Network Virtualisation
9 10 (5.81%) Patch Management
9 10 (5.81%) Service Management
10 9 (5.23%) Infrastructure Automation
11 8 (4.65%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 53 (30.81%) PowerShell
2 10 (5.81%) C
3 8 (4.65%) SQL
4 5 (2.91%) Java
5 4 (2.33%) Perl
5 4 (2.33%) Python
6 3 (1.74%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.74%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.16%) VB
8 1 (0.58%) Ruby
8 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 103 (59.88%) Security Cleared
2 76 (44.19%) SC Cleared
3 33 (19.19%) DV Cleared
4 24 (13.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (5.23%) CCNP
7 8 (4.65%) CCNA
7 8 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (3.49%) Degree
8 6 (3.49%) MCSA
8 6 (3.49%) VCAP
9 5 (2.91%) VCP6
10 3 (1.74%) MCITP
10 3 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.16%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (1.16%) MCSE
12 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.58%) CCDA
12 1 (0.58%) CCIE
12 1 (0.58%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.81%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) GDPR
2 2 (1.16%) NCSC
2 2 (1.16%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) Def Stans
System Software
1 116 (67.44%) VMware ESXi
2 113 (65.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (48.84%) Active Directory
4 79 (45.93%) VMware NSX
5 70 (40.70%) vSphere
6 24 (13.95%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (9.30%) vCloud
8 15 (8.72%) Hyper-V
9 10 (5.81%) Docker
9 10 (5.81%) NFS
10 9 (5.23%) VMFS
11 8 (4.65%) HDFS
12 6 (3.49%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (1.74%) Firmware
13 3 (1.74%) UAG
13 3 (1.74%) VMware Server
14 2 (1.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (1.16%) DFS Replication
14 2 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (1.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 62 (36.05%) vRealize
2 33 (19.19%) Ansible
3 23 (13.37%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 22 (12.79%) SCCM
5 21 (12.21%) Terraform
6 16 (9.30%) Kubernetes
7 15 (8.72%) PowerCLI
8 14 (8.14%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (8.14%) vMotion
9 8 (4.65%) WSUS
10 6 (3.49%) SCOM
11 5 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (2.91%) Puppet
12 4 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (1.74%) AirWatch
13 3 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (1.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 2 (1.16%) Backup Exec
14 2 (1.16%) yum
Vendors
1 145 (84.30%) VMware
2 64 (37.21%) Dell
3 55 (31.98%) Cisco
4 52 (30.23%) Microsoft
5 28 (16.28%) HP
6 17 (9.88%) EMC
7 14 (8.14%) Palo Alto
7 14 (8.14%) Veeam
8 13 (7.56%) Juniper
9 11 (6.40%) Fortinet
10 8 (4.65%) Citrix
10 8 (4.65%) McAfee
11 7 (4.07%) Oracle
12 6 (3.49%) SAP
12 6 (3.49%) SolarWinds
13 5 (2.91%) Atlassian
14 4 (2.33%) Hortonworks
14 4 (2.33%) IBM
14 4 (2.33%) Nimble Storage
14 4 (2.33%) Qualys