Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 589 659 701
Rank change year-on-year +70 +42 -29
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 221 243 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.82% 1.62% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 130 113
UK median daily rate £425 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -0.64% -2.86%
10th Percentile £305 £135 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +6.77% +10.71% -15.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 27 8
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £47.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.64% +161.11% -35.71%
10th Percentile £34.00 £38.80 £13.68
90th Percentile £45.22 £47.39 £32.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £47.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -13.30% +161.11% -35.71%

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 12,164 14,984 12,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.62% 14.40% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,211 10,119 8,203
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 392 293
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% - -22.22%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.25 £10.94
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.63 £17.50 £15.87
% change year-on-year +6.43% +10.31% -36.54%

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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for vCenter Server in the UK

vCenter Server
Top 14 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 21 November 2019. 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 +88 209 £425 +10.88% 81
UK excluding London +62 156 £414 +6.77% 63
London +79 55 £450 +30.43% 24
South East +62 51 £418 +7.74% 18
South West -6 49 £505 +18.82% 12
North of England +37 34 £375 - 14
Yorkshire +38 18 £425 +30.77% 7
North West +26 16 £341 +51.67% 7
East of England +28 13 £375 -10.71% 3
Scotland +21 4 £294 -38.16% 3
Midlands +33 3 £363 +3.57% 10
Northern Ireland - 2 £384 - 2
West Midlands +34 1 £375 +7.14% 9
East Midlands +18 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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.

1 214 (96.83%) VMware
2 155 (70.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 135 (61.09%) VMware ESXi
4 108 (48.87%) Windows
5 103 (46.61%) vSphere
6 95 (42.99%) Windows Server
7 87 (39.37%) Active Directory
8 77 (34.84%) Security Cleared
9 73 (33.03%) Microsoft
10 63 (28.51%) PowerShell
11 62 (28.05%) vRealize
12 55 (24.89%) SC Cleared
12 55 (24.89%) DNS
13 54 (24.43%) VMware NSX
14 51 (23.08%) Cisco
15 50 (22.62%) DHCP
16 49 (22.17%) VSAN
17 48 (21.72%) SAN
18 47 (21.27%) Linux
19 44 (19.91%) HP
19 44 (19.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 42 (19.00%) Migration
20 42 (19.00%) Data Centre
21 41 (18.55%) Azure
22 40 (18.10%) Virtual Machines
23 38 (17.19%) Windows Server 2012
24 37 (16.74%) ITIL
25 36 (16.29%) Firewall
25 36 (16.29%) Hyper-V
26 32 (14.48%) Clustering

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 13 (5.88%) IIS
2 11 (4.98%) Skype for Business
3 10 (4.52%) OpenStack
4 9 (4.07%) MS Exchange
5 7 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.71%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.81%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.36%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.90%) Apache
9 2 (0.90%) Confluence
9 2 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.45%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.81%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 41 (18.55%) Azure
2 29 (13.12%) Office 365
3 24 (10.86%) AWS
4 19 (8.60%) IaaS
5 15 (6.79%) SaaS
6 12 (5.43%) PaaS
7 8 (3.62%) GCP
8 2 (0.90%) GitHub
9 1 (0.45%) Akamai
9 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 55 (24.89%) DNS
2 50 (22.62%) DHCP
3 49 (22.17%) VSAN
4 48 (21.72%) SAN
5 36 (16.29%) Firewall
6 17 (7.69%) iSCSI
7 15 (6.79%) TCP/IP
8 14 (6.33%) LAN
8 14 (6.33%) WAN
9 13 (5.88%) Skype
10 12 (5.43%) NetScaler
11 10 (4.52%) Network Security
12 9 (4.07%) VPN
13 7 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (3.17%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (3.17%) Internet
13 7 (3.17%) Software-Defined Networking
14 5 (2.26%) Fibre Channel
14 5 (2.26%) NAS
14 5 (2.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.88%) Big Data
2 11 (4.98%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.26%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.26%) HBase
4 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.45%) MySQL
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (2.26%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.81%) JIRA
3 2 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (6.79%) Finance
2 8 (3.62%) Back Office
3 6 (2.71%) Public Sector
3 6 (2.71%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.90%) Automotive
4 2 (0.90%) Banking
4 2 (0.90%) Military
5 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Law
5 1 (0.45%) Marketing
5 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (19.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (16.29%) Architect
3 34 (15.38%) VMware Engineer
4 28 (12.67%) Consultant
5 25 (11.31%) VMware Consultant
6 22 (9.95%) VMware Architect
7 21 (9.50%) Administrator
8 16 (7.24%) Server Engineer
9 11 (4.98%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (4.98%) Wintel Engineer
10 10 (4.52%) Windows Engineer
11 9 (4.07%) Cloud Architect
12 8 (3.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 8 (3.62%) AWS Architect
12 8 (3.62%) Security Architect
12 8 (3.62%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (3.62%) VMWare Administrator
13 7 (3.17%) Cisco Engineer
13 7 (3.17%) Citrix Engineer
13 7 (3.17%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.36%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.90%) .NET
2 2 (0.90%) Middleware
2 2 (0.90%) SAML
2 2 (0.90%) XML
3 1 (0.45%) HTML
3 1 (0.45%) JFC
3 1 (0.45%) JSON
3 1 (0.45%) JSP
3 1 (0.45%) LAMP
3 1 (0.45%) Node.js
3 1 (0.45%) REST
3 1 (0.45%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 42 (19.00%) Data Centre
2 32 (14.48%) Clustering
3 25 (11.31%) Hybrid Cloud
4 11 (4.98%) PKI
5 10 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (3.62%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 7 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.17%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.71%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (2.71%) Replication
9 4 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.81%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.36%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.90%) EMC VMAX
11 2 (0.90%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.90%) Wiki
12 1 (0.45%) NHS
12 1 (0.45%) SCADA
12 1 (0.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 108 (48.87%) Windows
2 95 (42.99%) Windows Server
3 47 (21.27%) Linux
4 38 (17.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (9.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (6.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (5.88%) Ubuntu
8 12 (5.43%) Unix
9 10 (4.52%) CentOS
10 8 (3.62%) Solaris
10 8 (3.62%) Windows 10
11 5 (2.26%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.36%) VMS
13 2 (0.90%) AIX
13 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.45%) Fedora
14 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (19.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 42 (19.00%) Migration
3 37 (16.74%) ITIL
4 25 (11.31%) High Availability
4 25 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (9.05%) Root Cause Analysis
6 15 (6.79%) DevOps
6 15 (6.79%) Task Automation
7 14 (6.33%) Computer Science
7 14 (6.33%) Project Management
8 13 (5.88%) Load Balancing
8 13 (5.88%) Security Architecture
8 13 (5.88%) Server Building
9 12 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (5.43%) Analytics
9 12 (5.43%) Deployment Automation
10 11 (4.98%) Capacity Management
10 11 (4.98%) Network Load Balancing
11 10 (4.52%) Data Security
11 10 (4.52%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (28.51%) PowerShell
2 19 (8.60%) SQL
3 14 (6.33%) VBScript
4 11 (4.98%) Python
5 8 (3.62%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.81%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.36%) Perl
7 3 (1.36%) Ruby
8 2 (0.90%) C
8 2 (0.90%) C++
8 2 (0.90%) Java
9 1 (0.45%) Korn
9 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (34.84%) Security Cleared
2 55 (24.89%) SC Cleared
3 31 (14.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 29 (13.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (10.86%) DV Cleared
6 17 (7.69%) MCSE
7 15 (6.79%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (6.33%) MCSA
9 12 (5.43%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (4.07%) CCNA
10 9 (4.07%) MCP
11 6 (2.71%) CCIE
11 6 (2.71%) CCNP
11 6 (2.71%) Degree
12 5 (2.26%) VCP5
13 4 (1.81%) CCIP
13 4 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.81%) VCAP
13 4 (1.81%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (3.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (2.71%) SLA
3 2 (0.90%) NIST
4 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.45%) GDPR
4 1 (0.45%) GxP
4 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 155 (70.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 135 (61.09%) VMware ESXi
3 103 (46.61%) vSphere
4 87 (39.37%) Active Directory
5 54 (24.43%) VMware NSX
6 40 (18.10%) Virtual Machines
7 36 (16.29%) Hyper-V
8 26 (11.76%) vCloud
9 20 (9.05%) NFS
10 17 (7.69%) VMFS
11 13 (5.88%) Docker
11 13 (5.88%) XenApp
12 10 (4.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 10 (4.52%) XenDesktop
13 5 (2.26%) HDFS
13 5 (2.26%) ISA Server
14 4 (1.81%) DFS Replication
14 4 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (1.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (1.36%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 62 (28.05%) vRealize
2 25 (11.31%) SCCM
2 25 (11.31%) vMotion
3 12 (5.43%) SCOM
4 10 (4.52%) PowerCLI
5 9 (4.07%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (4.07%) WSUS
6 8 (3.62%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (3.62%) Puppet
6 8 (3.62%) SCVMM
7 7 (3.17%) Ansible
7 7 (3.17%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (2.71%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (2.71%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (2.71%) NetBackup
8 6 (2.71%) Netcool
8 6 (2.71%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 6 (2.71%) XenMobile
9 5 (2.26%) Kubernetes
10 4 (1.81%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 214 (96.83%) VMware
2 73 (33.03%) Microsoft
3 51 (23.08%) Cisco
4 44 (19.91%) HP
5 24 (10.86%) Citrix
6 22 (9.95%) NetApp
7 18 (8.14%) Dell
8 16 (7.24%) EMC
9 12 (5.43%) Veeam
10 11 (4.98%) McAfee
11 9 (4.07%) Fortinet
11 9 (4.07%) Symantec
12 8 (3.62%) Alibaba
12 8 (3.62%) Atlassian
13 7 (3.17%) 3PAR
13 7 (3.17%) Veritas
14 6 (2.71%) Brocade
14 6 (2.71%) Forcepoint
14 6 (2.71%) PlateSpin
14 6 (2.71%) Red Hat