Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 644 666 661
Rank change year-on-year +22 -5 -18
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 208 203 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.56% 1.56% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 110 131
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.85% +3.28%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £275
90th Percentile £625 £539 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £388 £355
% change year-on-year +12.90% +9.15% -8.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 3
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +142.86% -37.50%
10th Percentile £40.25 £17.30 £13.55
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.26 £28.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £31.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +58.06% +77.14% -37.50%

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 13,325 13,015 9,901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.70% 13.07% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,854 8,642 6,540
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £270
90th Percentile £675 £638 £602
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 322 226
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £19.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -4.70% -12.36%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.81 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.09 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 18 June 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 18 June 2019.

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 18 June 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 +65 194 £450 - 9
UK excluding London +88 154 £438 +12.90% 8
South East +33 54 £450 +5.88% 3
South West +9 53 £475 +15.15% 3
London -31 46 £475 - 1
East of England +20 20 £538 +38.71% 1
North of England +24 14 £419 -11.84% 1
Yorkshire +14 7 £425 -5.56%
Midlands +14 7 £265 -22.06%
North West +20 5 £313 -35.90% 1
Scotland +17 5 £538 +39.61%
West Midlands 0 5 £265 -21.48%
East Midlands +13 2 £269 -20.96%
North East +10 2 £213 -19.05%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 197 (94.71%) VMware
2 171 (82.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (51.92%) Windows
4 96 (46.15%) Security Cleared
5 91 (43.75%) VMware ESXi
6 87 (41.83%) Windows Server
7 79 (37.98%) SC Cleared
8 77 (37.02%) vSphere
9 76 (36.54%) Active Directory
10 72 (34.62%) Cisco
11 70 (33.65%) PowerShell
12 65 (31.25%) DNS
13 63 (30.29%) Microsoft
14 60 (28.85%) Data Centre
15 53 (25.48%) VMware NSX
16 52 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 49 (23.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 43 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
19 42 (20.19%) Cisco Certification
19 42 (20.19%) VSAN
20 41 (19.71%) Linux
21 40 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
22 39 (18.75%) Citrix
23 37 (17.79%) Microsoft Azure
24 36 (17.31%) Amazon AWS
24 36 (17.31%) SAN
24 36 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
25 35 (16.83%) Firewall
25 35 (16.83%) vRealize
26 34 (16.35%) Oracle

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 21 (10.10%) Confluence
2 16 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 12 (5.77%) Apache
4 11 (5.29%) Skype for Business
4 11 (5.29%) Tomcat
5 9 (4.33%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.88%) IIS
7 3 (1.44%) Commerce Server
7 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.44%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.96%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.96%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 37 (17.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (17.31%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (14.42%) Office 365
4 29 (13.94%) IaaS
5 8 (3.85%) Akamai
6 7 (3.37%) PaaS
7 3 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.96%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.96%) Route 53
8 2 (0.96%) SaaS
9 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.48%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 65 (31.25%) DNS
2 42 (20.19%) VSAN
3 36 (17.31%) SAN
4 35 (16.83%) Firewall
5 30 (14.42%) DHCP
6 22 (10.58%) WAN
7 20 (9.62%) Fibre Channel
8 18 (8.65%) Cisco Nexus
8 18 (8.65%) iSCSI
9 17 (8.17%) VLAN
10 15 (7.21%) LAN
11 13 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (5.77%) Skype
13 11 (5.29%) BGP
13 11 (5.29%) OSPF
13 11 (5.29%) SSH
13 11 (5.29%) VXLAN
14 10 (4.81%) DMVPN
14 10 (4.81%) HTTP
14 10 (4.81%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.81%) MySQL
3 6 (2.88%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.40%) Big Data
4 5 (2.40%) HBase
5 3 (1.44%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.48%) DB2
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (9.62%) JIRA
2 15 (7.21%) Bitbucket
3 14 (6.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 14 (6.73%) Git (software)
4 11 (5.29%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.92%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.96%) Hudson
6 2 (0.96%) Rational Team Concert
7 1 (0.48%) Subversion
General
1 28 (13.46%) Finance
2 9 (4.33%) Retail
3 6 (2.88%) Back Office
4 4 (1.92%) Banking
5 3 (1.44%) Marketing
5 3 (1.44%) Publishing
5 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 38 (18.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (14.90%) Consultant
3 26 (12.50%) Architect
3 26 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
4 16 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
5 15 (7.21%) Wintel Engineer
6 13 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
7 11 (5.29%) Server Engineer
7 11 (5.29%) Technical Consultant
8 10 (4.81%) Administrator
8 10 (4.81%) Network Engineer
8 10 (4.81%) PowerShell Engineer
8 10 (4.81%) Senior VMware Engineer
8 10 (4.81%) VMware Consultant
9 9 (4.33%) Analyst
9 9 (4.33%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (4.33%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (4.33%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (3.85%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 8 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.81%) Spine.js
2 9 (4.33%) REST
3 8 (3.85%) 802.1X
3 8 (3.85%) J2EE
4 4 (1.92%) LDAP
5 3 (1.44%) JSON
5 3 (1.44%) JSP
5 3 (1.44%) Node.js
5 3 (1.44%) Servlets
5 3 (1.44%) Web Services
5 3 (1.44%) XML
6 2 (0.96%) Django
7 1 (0.48%) Flash
7 1 (0.48%) JFC
7 1 (0.48%) RESTful
7 1 (0.48%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 60 (28.85%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.73%) Clustering
3 13 (6.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 12 (5.77%) EMC VNX
5 10 (4.81%) PKI
6 5 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.92%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.44%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.44%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.44%) SCADA
8 3 (1.44%) User Experience
9 2 (0.96%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.96%) Replication
9 2 (0.96%) Tandem
9 2 (0.96%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 108 (51.92%) Windows
2 87 (41.83%) Windows Server
3 41 (19.71%) Linux
4 40 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (9.62%) Windows 10
6 19 (9.13%) Ubuntu
7 18 (8.65%) Unix
8 14 (6.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (5.29%) Solaris
11 10 (4.81%) Windows 7
12 9 (4.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (3.37%) CentOS
14 6 (2.88%) SUSE
15 4 (1.92%) AIX
15 4 (1.92%) Mac OS
16 3 (1.44%) Debian
16 3 (1.44%) VMS
17 2 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 43 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (15.38%) Infrastructure Automation
5 28 (13.46%) ITIL
6 26 (12.50%) Migration
7 24 (11.54%) NsoIT
8 23 (11.06%) Patch Management
9 22 (10.58%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 21 (10.10%) DevOps
10 21 (10.10%) Project Management
11 20 (9.62%) Capacity Planning
11 20 (9.62%) Problem Management
12 19 (9.13%) Software Engineering
13 18 (8.65%) Deployment Automation
13 18 (8.65%) Network Virtualisation
13 18 (8.65%) Reverse Engineering
14 17 (8.17%) Computer Science
15 16 (7.69%) Server Monitoring
16 15 (7.21%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 70 (33.65%) PowerShell
2 22 (10.58%) Java
3 14 (6.73%) JavaScript
3 14 (6.73%) Python
4 9 (4.33%) Bash Shell
4 9 (4.33%) SQL
5 8 (3.85%) C#
6 4 (1.92%) VBScript
7 3 (1.44%) Korn
8 2 (0.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 96 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 79 (37.98%) SC Cleared
3 49 (23.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 42 (20.19%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (14.90%) CCNA
5 31 (14.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (12.98%) MCSE
7 23 (11.06%) MCSA
8 20 (9.62%) DV Cleared
9 10 (4.81%) CCNP
10 9 (4.33%) OCA
10 9 (4.33%) Oracle Certification
11 8 (3.85%) Chartered Engineer
12 5 (2.40%) VCAP
13 4 (1.92%) VCP5
14 3 (1.44%) CCA
14 3 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (1.44%) Degree
14 3 (1.44%) MCTS
14 3 (1.44%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.92%) NCSC
2 3 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.44%) SLA
3 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.48%) QA
3 1 (0.48%) RMADS
System Software
1 171 (82.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 91 (43.75%) VMware ESXi
3 77 (37.02%) vSphere
4 76 (36.54%) Active Directory
5 53 (25.48%) VMware NSX
6 22 (10.58%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (10.10%) NFS
7 21 (10.10%) XenDesktop
8 19 (9.13%) Hyper-V
8 19 (9.13%) vCloud
9 17 (8.17%) XenApp
10 9 (4.33%) Docker
11 8 (3.85%) Squid
11 8 (3.85%) Varnish
12 7 (3.37%) ISA Server
13 6 (2.88%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (2.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 5 (2.40%) HDFS
15 4 (1.92%) Firmware
15 4 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (16.83%) vRealize
2 21 (10.10%) SCCM
3 20 (9.62%) PowerCLI
4 19 (9.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 17 (8.17%) Ansible
5 17 (8.17%) Failover Clustering
6 16 (7.69%) Puppet
7 12 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (2.88%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (2.88%) SCOM
9 4 (1.92%) WSUS
10 3 (1.44%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (1.44%) Kubernetes
10 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (1.44%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.44%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (1.44%) SCVMM
10 3 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (1.44%) vMotion
10 3 (1.44%) yum
Vendors
1 197 (94.71%) VMware
2 72 (34.62%) Cisco
3 63 (30.29%) Microsoft
4 39 (18.75%) Citrix
5 34 (16.35%) Oracle
6 33 (15.87%) EMC
7 25 (12.02%) Dell
8 23 (11.06%) HP
9 20 (9.62%) Atlassian
10 17 (8.17%) Symantec
11 16 (7.69%) NetApp
12 15 (7.21%) McAfee
13 12 (5.77%) Veeam
14 11 (5.29%) Red Hat
15 9 (4.33%) F5
15 9 (4.33%) Palo Alto
16 8 (3.85%) Arista
16 8 (3.85%) Ivanti
16 8 (3.85%) Riverbed
16 8 (3.85%) Unisys