Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 2020 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 532 611 756
Rank change year-on-year +79 +145 -91
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 197 272 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.01% 1.87% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 168 88
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +9.32% +2.30%
10th Percentile £318 £145 £250
90th Percentile £550 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £425 £350
% change year-on-year +2.06% +21.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 30 11
UK median hourly rate £39.75 £44.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.17% +39.84% +16.36%
10th Percentile £26.00 £38.80 £17.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £47.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -25.53% +161.11% -34.55%

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 9,788 14,534 12,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.45% 14.67% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,494 9,708 8,363
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £275
90th Percentile £675 £663 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 362 261
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.43 £49.43 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.71
% change year-on-year +2.86% +11.39% -15.08%

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for vCenter Server in the UK

vCenter Server
Top 13 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 27 February 2020. 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 +106 174 £440 +3.53% 81
UK excluding London +79 139 £434 +2.06% 66
London +109 52 £450 +5.88% 20
South West +9 42 £500 -2.44% 21
North of England +67 39 £375 -6.25% 11
South East +72 36 £463 +2.78% 17
North West +55 27 £369 +1.72% 6
Yorkshire +58 12 £400 +6.67% 5
Scotland +30 11 £450 -5.26% 4
Northern Ireland - 6 £384 -
East of England +15 4 £375 -11.76% 3
Midlands +56 2 £350 +5.26% 9
East Midlands +39 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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.

1 195 (98.98%) VMware
2 123 (62.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (55.33%) VMware ESXi
4 99 (50.25%) Windows
5 80 (40.61%) Security Cleared
5 80 (40.61%) vSphere
6 65 (32.99%) SC Cleared
7 64 (32.49%) Windows Server
8 63 (31.98%) Cisco
9 59 (29.95%) VMware NSX
10 53 (26.90%) Migration
11 52 (26.40%) PowerShell
12 49 (24.87%) Firewall
13 47 (23.86%) vRealize
14 44 (22.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 43 (21.83%) Active Directory
16 38 (19.29%) Microsoft
16 38 (19.29%) Linux
17 35 (17.77%) Virtual Machines
18 33 (16.75%) VSAN
19 32 (16.24%) Data Centre
20 30 (15.23%) Cisco Certification
21 28 (14.21%) High Availability
22 25 (12.69%) Python
22 25 (12.69%) vCloud
23 24 (12.18%) DevOps
23 24 (12.18%) SAN
24 23 (11.68%) Windows Server 2008
24 23 (11.68%) Windows Server 2012
25 22 (11.17%) vMotion

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 (8.12%) OpenStack
2 7 (3.55%) IIS
2 7 (3.55%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.54%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.52%) Confluence
5 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.52%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.03%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.15%) Azure
2 16 (8.12%) Office 365
3 15 (7.61%) AWS
4 10 (5.08%) IaaS
5 8 (4.06%) PaaS
6 7 (3.55%) SaaS
7 4 (2.03%) GCP
8 2 (1.02%) GitHub
9 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 49 (24.87%) Firewall
2 33 (16.75%) VSAN
3 24 (12.18%) SAN
4 21 (10.66%) iSCSI
5 20 (10.15%) DHCP
6 16 (8.12%) DNS
6 16 (8.12%) Network Security
7 12 (6.09%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (5.58%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (5.08%) VPN
10 7 (3.55%) BGP
10 7 (3.55%) OSPF
11 6 (3.05%) LAN
11 6 (3.05%) Skype
12 5 (2.54%) 4G
12 5 (2.54%) Junos
12 5 (2.54%) NetScaler
12 5 (2.54%) Unified Communications
12 5 (2.54%) VXLAN
12 5 (2.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.52%) Big Data
3 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.51%) EDMS
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (9.64%) JIRA
2 16 (8.12%) Bitbucket
2 16 (8.12%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.52%) Rational Team Concert
4 2 (1.02%) Hudson
4 2 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (7.61%) Public Sector
2 6 (3.05%) Finance
2 6 (3.05%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.52%) Banking
3 3 (1.52%) Local Government
4 2 (1.02%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Automotive
5 1 (0.51%) Back Office
5 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Law
5 1 (0.51%) Legal
5 1 (0.51%) Police
Job Titles
1 41 (20.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (13.71%) Consultant
2 27 (13.71%) VMware Engineer
3 25 (12.69%) Architect
4 20 (10.15%) Network Engineer
5 16 (8.12%) VMware Architect
5 16 (8.12%) VMware Consultant
6 11 (5.58%) Administrator
6 11 (5.58%) Wintel Engineer
7 10 (5.08%) Automation Engineer
7 10 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (4.57%) Python Engineer
8 9 (4.57%) Python Software Engineer
8 9 (4.57%) Software Engineer
8 9 (4.57%) Support Engineer
9 7 (3.55%) Cloud Architect
9 7 (3.55%) Platform Engineer
9 7 (3.55%) PowerShell Engineer
9 7 (3.55%) VMWare Administrator
9 7 (3.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.11%) REST
2 12 (6.09%) .NET
3 5 (2.54%) RESTful
4 2 (1.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.24%) Data Centre
2 22 (11.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (4.57%) Clustering
4 6 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 4 (2.03%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.52%) CMDB
7 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.52%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.52%) Replication
8 2 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.02%) FlexPod
8 2 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.02%) PKI
9 1 (0.51%) CCTV
9 1 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.51%) NHS
9 1 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 99 (50.25%) Windows
2 64 (32.49%) Windows Server
3 38 (19.29%) Linux
4 23 (11.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (11.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (7.61%) CentOS
5 15 (7.61%) Windows 10
6 11 (5.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.55%) Ubuntu
8 6 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.03%) Fedora
9 4 (2.03%) VMS
9 4 (2.03%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.52%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.51%) Unix
11 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (26.90%) Migration
2 44 (22.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 28 (14.21%) High Availability
4 24 (12.18%) DevOps
5 22 (11.17%) ITIL
6 19 (9.64%) Software Engineering
7 16 (8.12%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (8.12%) Task Automation
8 14 (7.11%) Load Balancing
9 13 (6.60%) SIEM
9 13 (6.60%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 12 (6.09%) Root Cause Analysis
11 11 (5.58%) Malware Analysis
12 10 (5.08%) Application Packaging
12 10 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (4.57%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (4.06%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 7 (3.55%) Data Security
15 7 (3.55%) Incident Management
15 7 (3.55%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (26.40%) PowerShell
2 25 (12.69%) Python
3 15 (7.61%) SQL
4 12 (6.09%) C++
5 6 (3.05%) Perl
5 6 (3.05%) VBScript
6 4 (2.03%) C
7 3 (1.52%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.51%) Java
8 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 80 (40.61%) Security Cleared
2 65 (32.99%) SC Cleared
3 30 (15.23%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (10.66%) CCNA
5 20 (10.15%) DV Cleared
6 19 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (8.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (7.61%) Network+ Certification
9 13 (6.60%) CCENT
10 11 (5.58%) CCNP
11 10 (5.08%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (4.57%) MCSE
13 8 (4.06%) MCSA
14 5 (2.54%) MCTS
15 4 (2.03%) VCP5
16 3 (1.52%) CCA
16 3 (1.52%) CCIE
16 3 (1.52%) VCAP
16 3 (1.52%) VCP4
17 2 (1.02%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.58%) NIST
2 6 (3.05%) SLA
3 4 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.51%) GxP
4 1 (0.51%) PMO
4 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 123 (62.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 109 (55.33%) VMware ESXi
3 80 (40.61%) vSphere
4 59 (29.95%) VMware NSX
5 43 (21.83%) Active Directory
6 35 (17.77%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (12.69%) vCloud
8 22 (11.17%) NFS
9 20 (10.15%) VMFS
10 14 (7.11%) XenDesktop
11 11 (5.58%) Docker
12 10 (5.08%) Hyper-V
13 8 (4.06%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 6 (3.05%) VMware Server
15 5 (2.54%) KVM
15 5 (2.54%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (2.54%) XenApp
16 2 (1.02%) DFS Replication
16 2 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (1.02%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 47 (23.86%) vRealize
2 22 (11.17%) Ansible
2 22 (11.17%) vMotion
3 15 (7.61%) SCCM
4 9 (4.57%) Puppet
5 7 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (3.55%) SCOM
6 6 (3.05%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 6 (3.05%) WSUS
7 5 (2.54%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (2.54%) Cobbler
7 5 (2.54%) Icinga
7 5 (2.54%) PowerCLI
7 5 (2.54%) SCVMM
8 4 (2.03%) Kubernetes
8 4 (2.03%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (1.52%) Terraform
10 2 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (1.02%) Nagios
Vendors
1 195 (98.98%) VMware
2 63 (31.98%) Cisco
3 38 (19.29%) Microsoft
4 20 (10.15%) Palo Alto
5 18 (9.14%) HP
6 15 (7.61%) Citrix
6 15 (7.61%) Dell
7 11 (5.58%) Remedy
8 10 (5.08%) CheckPoint
8 10 (5.08%) Red Hat
8 10 (5.08%) Veeam
9 9 (4.57%) Juniper
10 8 (4.06%) Atlassian
10 8 (4.06%) EMC
11 7 (3.55%) NetApp
11 7 (3.55%) PlateSpin
12 5 (2.54%) Brocade
12 5 (2.54%) McAfee
12 5 (2.54%) Mirantis
13 4 (2.03%) Alibaba