Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 475 625 681
Rank change year-on-year +150 +56 -16
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 139 207 206
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.10% 1.56% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 142 118
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £318 £258 £263
90th Percentile £550 £625 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 18
Median hourly rate £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.48% +4.71% +142.86%
10th Percentile £29.00 £40.69 £17.20
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.76 £49.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year -29.07% +61.98% +72.86%

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 6,627 13,240 13,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.76% 14.73% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,337 8,794 8,709
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £308 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 337 311
Median hourly rate £22.55 £20.00 £18.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.73% +6.89% -18.65%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.81
90th Percentile £49.19 £49.70 £50.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -15.00%

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 June 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing vCenter Server over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 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 +159 119 £463 +2.78% 13
UK excluding London +143 102 £450 +2.86% 11
London +150 31 £478 +0.53% 2
South West +39 29 £500 +5.26% 2
South East +108 28 £450 - 5
North of England +108 27 £369 -10.61% 3
North West +68 17 £325 +4.00% 1
Scotland +58 13 £450 -16.28%
Yorkshire +71 9 £417 -1.91% 2
Work from Home - 5 £450 - 1
East of England +51 3 £675 +5.88%
Northern Ireland +16 2 £384 -
North East +26 1 £500 +135.29%

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 136 (97.84%) VMware
2 83 (59.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (59.71%) VMware ESXi
3 74 (53.24%) Windows
4 61 (43.88%) Security Cleared
5 52 (37.41%) vSphere
6 51 (36.69%) Windows Server
6 51 (36.69%) SC Cleared
7 50 (35.97%) PowerShell
8 42 (30.22%) Cisco
9 41 (29.50%) VMware NSX
10 35 (25.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 35 (25.18%) Active Directory
10 35 (25.18%) Linux
11 31 (22.30%) Python
12 30 (21.58%) Migration
13 28 (20.14%) Firewall
14 26 (18.71%) Windows Server 2016
15 24 (17.27%) Windows Server 2012
15 24 (17.27%) Data Centre
16 23 (16.55%) Ansible
16 23 (16.55%) DevOps
16 23 (16.55%) Microsoft
17 22 (15.83%) Windows Server 2008
18 21 (15.11%) Dell
19 20 (14.39%) Cisco Certification
19 20 (14.39%) DNS
19 20 (14.39%) Git (software)
20 19 (13.67%) Software Engineering
21 18 (12.95%) JIRA

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 11 (7.91%) OpenStack
2 6 (4.32%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.88%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.16%) IIS
4 3 (2.16%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (1.44%) Confluence
5 2 (1.44%) JBoss
5 2 (1.44%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.79%) Azure
2 11 (7.91%) Office 365
3 6 (4.32%) AWS
3 6 (4.32%) IaaS
3 6 (4.32%) PaaS
4 2 (1.44%) Akamai
5 1 (0.72%) GCP
5 1 (0.72%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.14%) Firewall
2 20 (14.39%) DNS
3 18 (12.95%) DHCP
3 18 (12.95%) VSAN
4 12 (8.63%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (7.91%) BGP
5 11 (7.91%) OSPF
6 10 (7.19%) SAN
7 9 (6.47%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (6.47%) SNMP
7 9 (6.47%) TCP/IP
8 8 (5.76%) WAN
9 7 (5.04%) VXLAN
10 6 (4.32%) Internet
10 6 (4.32%) Junos
10 6 (4.32%) VPN
11 5 (3.60%) iSCSI
11 5 (3.60%) Network Security
11 5 (3.60%) SMTP
11 5 (3.60%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.44%) Big Data
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.72%) EDMS
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (14.39%) Git (software)
2 18 (12.95%) Bitbucket
2 18 (12.95%) JIRA
3 2 (1.44%) Hudson
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.44%) Rational Team Concert
3 2 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.44%) Subversion
General
1 13 (9.35%) Public Sector
2 8 (5.76%) Finance
3 5 (3.60%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.88%) Local Government
5 3 (2.16%) Banking
6 2 (1.44%) Marketing
6 2 (1.44%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Electronics
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.72%) Police
Job Titles
1 32 (23.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (12.23%) VMware Engineer
3 16 (11.51%) Consultant
4 12 (8.63%) Architect
4 12 (8.63%) Network Engineer
5 10 (7.19%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (7.19%) Integration Engineer
6 9 (6.47%) Python Engineer
6 9 (6.47%) Python Software Engineer
6 9 (6.47%) Software Engineer
7 7 (5.04%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (5.04%) Platform Engineer
7 7 (5.04%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.32%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 6 (4.32%) VMware Consultant
9 5 (3.60%) Senior Automation Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) Senior Platform Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) VMware Architect
9 5 (3.60%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.79%) REST
2 6 (4.32%) RESTful
3 5 (3.60%) .NET
4 3 (2.16%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.44%) LDAP
5 2 (1.44%) Middleware
5 2 (1.44%) YAML
6 1 (0.72%) Flash
6 1 (0.72%) HTML
6 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.27%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.76%) Clustering
4 5 (3.60%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.88%) Replication
5 4 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.16%) CMDB
6 3 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.44%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.44%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.44%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.44%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.44%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.44%) User Experience
8 1 (0.72%) CCTV
8 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 74 (53.24%) Windows
2 51 (36.69%) Windows Server
3 35 (25.18%) Linux
4 26 (18.71%) Windows Server 2016
5 24 (17.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (15.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (12.95%) Windows Server 2019
8 15 (10.79%) Windows 10
9 14 (10.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (8.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (5.76%) CentOS
11 8 (5.76%) Ubuntu
12 5 (3.60%) Windows 7
12 5 (3.60%) Windows 8
13 4 (2.88%) Fedora
13 4 (2.88%) Unix
14 2 (1.44%) VMS
14 2 (1.44%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 30 (21.58%) Migration
3 23 (16.55%) DevOps
4 19 (13.67%) Software Engineering
5 18 (12.95%) ITIL
6 16 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (11.51%) High Availability
7 11 (7.91%) Network Virtualisation
8 9 (6.47%) Application Packaging
8 9 (6.47%) Task Automation
9 7 (5.04%) BCP
9 7 (5.04%) Kanban
9 7 (5.04%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 7 (5.04%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 7 (5.04%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 6 (4.32%) Load Balancing
10 6 (4.32%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (4.32%) Patch Management
10 6 (4.32%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (4.32%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (35.97%) PowerShell
2 31 (22.30%) Python
3 12 (8.63%) Perl
4 7 (5.04%) SQL
5 5 (3.60%) C
5 5 (3.60%) C++
5 5 (3.60%) VBScript
6 4 (2.88%) Java
6 4 (2.88%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.44%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 61 (43.88%) Security Cleared
2 51 (36.69%) SC Cleared
3 20 (14.39%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (9.35%) CCNP
5 11 (7.91%) DV Cleared
6 9 (6.47%) CCNA
6 9 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (5.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (5.04%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (3.60%) CCENT
9 5 (3.60%) MCSA
9 5 (3.60%) MCSE
10 3 (2.16%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (2.16%) MCITP
10 3 (2.16%) MCP
10 3 (2.16%) MCTS
11 2 (1.44%) CISSP
11 2 (1.44%) Degree
11 2 (1.44%) GIAC
11 2 (1.44%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.60%) NIST
2 4 (2.88%) SLA
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) NCSC
3 1 (0.72%) PMO
3 1 (0.72%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 83 (59.71%) VMware ESXi
1 83 (59.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (37.41%) vSphere
3 41 (29.50%) VMware NSX
4 35 (25.18%) Active Directory
5 10 (7.19%) Docker
5 10 (7.19%) vCloud
5 10 (7.19%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (6.47%) XenDesktop
7 6 (4.32%) KVM
7 6 (4.32%) NFS
8 4 (2.88%) Hyper-V
8 4 (2.88%) Samba
8 4 (2.88%) VMFS
8 4 (2.88%) VMware Server
9 3 (2.16%) Terminal Server
9 3 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.44%) Firmware
10 2 (1.44%) GFS2
10 2 (1.44%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 23 (16.55%) Ansible
2 18 (12.95%) vRealize
3 14 (10.07%) PowerCLI
4 10 (7.19%) Puppet
4 10 (7.19%) SCCM
5 8 (5.76%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (5.04%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (4.32%) Cobbler
7 6 (4.32%) Icinga
7 6 (4.32%) vMotion
8 5 (3.60%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (2.88%) SCOM
10 3 (2.16%) Kubernetes
10 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (2.16%) Nessus
10 3 (2.16%) NetBackup
11 2 (1.44%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (1.44%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (1.44%) SELinux
Vendors
1 136 (97.84%) VMware
2 42 (30.22%) Cisco
3 23 (16.55%) Microsoft
4 21 (15.11%) Dell
5 17 (12.23%) HP
6 16 (11.51%) Juniper
7 12 (8.63%) Citrix
7 12 (8.63%) Palo Alto
8 10 (7.19%) Red Hat
9 9 (6.47%) CheckPoint
9 9 (6.47%) Veeam
10 7 (5.04%) EMC
11 6 (4.32%) Mirantis
12 5 (3.60%) 3PAR
12 5 (3.60%) Remedy
12 5 (3.60%) SolarWinds
13 3 (2.16%) Fortinet
13 3 (2.16%) Huawei
13 3 (2.16%) McAfee
13 3 (2.16%) PlateSpin