Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 536 480 634
Rank change year-on-year -56 +154 +69
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 142 169 220
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.34% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.56% 2.29% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 113 147
10th Percentile £275 £314 £210
25th Percentile £350 £388 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £420 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +2.86% +9.38%
75th Percentile £473 £500 £575
90th Percentile £525 £567 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 19
10th Percentile £43.98 £33.57 £36.73
25th Percentile £44.31 £45.44 £41.20
Median hourly rate £45.25 £47.83 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.39% +7.48% +4.71%
75th Percentile £45.81 £55.00 £49.13
90th Percentile £45.93 " £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.76 £49.00
% change year-on-year - -29.07% +61.98%

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 9,117 7,391 13,334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.95% 14.66% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,480 5,101 9,055
10th Percentile £341 £275 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £594 £600
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 212 311
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.27 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +81.68% +4.14% +5.71%
75th Percentile £53.00 £30.94 £36.67
90th Percentile £63.00 £48.58 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +18.92% +8.82% +8.87%

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 14 May 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 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 14 May 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 -24 110 £420 -9.19% 29
UK excluding London +19 88 £400 -11.11% 23
South East +37 40 £416 -10.00% 8
London -57 25 £443 -7.81% 6
Work from Home -248 23 £446 -0.89% 4
North of England +22 17 £375 - 2
South West +22 15 £425 -15.00% 6
North West +5 12 £366 +6.86% 2
Scotland -18 12 £423 -6.11%
East of England +35 4 £775 +14.81% 2
West Midlands - 4 £140 - 3
Midlands - 4 £140 - 5
North East +23 3 £400 -20.00%
Yorkshire +26 2 £450 +12.50%

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 123 (86.62%) VMware
2 98 (69.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (65.49%) VMware ESXi
4 90 (63.38%) Windows
5 75 (52.82%) Security Cleared
6 67 (47.18%) SC Cleared
7 62 (43.66%) Active Directory
8 59 (41.55%) vSphere
9 57 (40.14%) Windows Server
10 53 (37.32%) Dell
11 48 (33.80%) VSAN
11 48 (33.80%) VMware NSX
12 47 (33.10%) vRealize
13 44 (30.99%) PowerShell
14 41 (28.87%) Cisco
14 41 (28.87%) Data Centre
15 39 (27.46%) Social Skills
16 35 (24.65%) Microsoft
16 35 (24.65%) Azure
17 33 (23.24%) HP
17 33 (23.24%) Linux
18 28 (19.72%) ITIL
18 28 (19.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 27 (19.01%) Firewall
20 25 (17.61%) DNS
21 23 (16.20%) Microsoft 365
22 22 (15.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 20 (14.08%) SCCM
23 20 (14.08%) Ansible
24 19 (13.38%) PowerCLI

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 12 (8.45%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.34%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.52%) Confluence
3 5 (3.52%) IIS
4 4 (2.82%) Apache
4 4 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.82%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.11%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.11%) SAS
5 3 (2.11%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.41%) JBoss
6 2 (1.41%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (24.65%) Azure
2 23 (16.20%) Microsoft 365
3 14 (9.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (9.15%) AWS
5 11 (7.75%) IaaS
6 3 (2.11%) SaaS
7 2 (1.41%) Akamai
7 2 (1.41%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.70%) Azure Storage
8 1 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.70%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.70%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 48 (33.80%) VSAN
2 27 (19.01%) Firewall
3 25 (17.61%) DNS
4 17 (11.97%) Cisco Nexus
4 17 (11.97%) SAN
5 16 (11.27%) DHCP
6 13 (9.15%) Remote Desktop
7 11 (7.75%) VLAN
8 10 (7.04%) Ethernet
8 10 (7.04%) WAN
9 8 (5.63%) VXLAN
10 7 (4.93%) iSCSI
10 7 (4.93%) NAS
11 5 (3.52%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.82%) BGP
12 4 (2.82%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (2.82%) DMVPN
12 4 (2.82%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (2.82%) OSPF
12 4 (2.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.52%) Hadoop
2 5 (3.52%) HBase
3 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.70%) MySQL
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (4.93%) MSI
2 6 (4.23%) JIRA
3 5 (3.52%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (2.82%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.11%) InstallShield
5 3 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.41%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.70%) Bitbucket
General
1 39 (27.46%) Social Skills
2 14 (9.86%) Finance
3 9 (6.34%) Public Sector
4 7 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.93%) Banking
5 3 (2.11%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.11%) Police
6 2 (1.41%) Military
6 2 (1.41%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (0.70%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (20.42%) VMware Engineer
2 25 (17.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (13.38%) Consultant
3 19 (13.38%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 13 (9.15%) Architect
5 11 (7.75%) Wintel Engineer
6 10 (7.04%) VMware Consultant
7 7 (4.93%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (4.93%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.93%) Server Engineer
7 7 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.93%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) Build Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) Network Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) VMware Specialist
9 5 (3.52%) Administrator
9 5 (3.52%) Developer
9 5 (3.52%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (2.82%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (2.82%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.75%) JSON
2 9 (6.34%) XML
3 4 (2.82%) Middleware
4 3 (2.11%) Flash
4 3 (2.11%) Spine.js
5 1 (0.70%) .NET
5 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.70%) CSS
5 1 (0.70%) J2EE
5 1 (0.70%) JSP
5 1 (0.70%) Struts
5 1 (0.70%) Swing
5 1 (0.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 41 (28.87%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.15%) Clustering
3 10 (7.04%) PKI
3 10 (7.04%) Private Cloud
4 6 (4.23%) EMC VNX
5 5 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.52%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.11%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.41%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.70%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.70%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.70%) NHS
9 1 (0.70%) Replication
9 1 (0.70%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 90 (63.38%) Windows
2 57 (40.14%) Windows Server
3 33 (23.24%) Linux
4 17 (11.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (11.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (11.97%) Windows Server 2016
5 13 (9.15%) Ubuntu
5 13 (9.15%) Windows 10
6 12 (8.45%) Unix
7 11 (7.75%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (5.63%) VMS
9 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.82%) CentOS
10 4 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.11%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.70%) AIX
12 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 28 (19.72%) ITIL
2 19 (13.38%) Migration
3 17 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (11.27%) Converged Infrastructure
5 14 (9.86%) Configuration Management
5 14 (9.86%) DevOps
5 14 (9.86%) Storage Management
6 13 (9.15%) Deployment Automation
7 12 (8.45%) Change Management
7 12 (8.45%) Service Management
8 10 (7.04%) Network Virtualisation
9 9 (6.34%) Computer Science
10 8 (5.63%) Patch Management
11 7 (4.93%) Mobile Device Management
11 7 (4.93%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (4.93%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 6 (4.23%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (4.23%) Load Balancing
12 6 (4.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.99%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.63%) Java
3 6 (4.23%) Python
4 5 (3.52%) SQL
5 3 (2.11%) C++
6 2 (1.41%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.41%) VBScript
7 1 (0.70%) Perl
7 1 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 75 (52.82%) Security Cleared
2 67 (47.18%) SC Cleared
3 22 (15.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (7.04%) DV Cleared
5 8 (5.63%) CCNP
5 8 (5.63%) Degree
5 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (4.23%) MCSA
7 5 (3.52%) VCP6
8 4 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (2.11%) CCNA
9 3 (2.11%) MCITP
9 3 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (2.11%) VCAP
10 2 (1.41%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (1.41%) MCSE
11 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.93%) SLA
2 2 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 98 (69.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 93 (65.49%) VMware ESXi
3 62 (43.66%) Active Directory
4 59 (41.55%) vSphere
5 48 (33.80%) VMware NSX
6 16 (11.27%) Hyper-V
7 13 (9.15%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (8.45%) vCloud
9 9 (6.34%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (4.93%) Docker
11 5 (3.52%) HDFS
12 3 (2.11%) VMware Server
12 3 (2.11%) XenApp
13 2 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.70%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.70%) Firmware
14 1 (0.70%) NFS
14 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (33.10%) vRealize
2 20 (14.08%) Ansible
2 20 (14.08%) SCCM
3 19 (13.38%) PowerCLI
4 15 (10.56%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 11 (7.75%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (6.34%) Terraform
7 7 (4.93%) Kubernetes
8 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (4.23%) vMotion
9 5 (3.52%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (3.52%) Puppet
9 5 (3.52%) WSUS
10 4 (2.82%) SCOM
10 4 (2.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (2.11%) NetBackup
11 3 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (1.41%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 123 (86.62%) VMware
2 53 (37.32%) Dell
3 41 (28.87%) Cisco
4 35 (24.65%) Microsoft
5 33 (23.24%) HP
6 14 (9.86%) EMC
7 12 (8.45%) Citrix
8 9 (6.34%) McAfee
9 7 (4.93%) SAP
9 7 (4.93%) Veeam
10 6 (4.23%) Juniper
10 6 (4.23%) Oracle
11 5 (3.52%) Fortinet
11 5 (3.52%) SolarWinds
11 5 (3.52%) Symantec
12 4 (2.82%) Atlassian
12 4 (2.82%) IBM
12 4 (2.82%) Zscaler
13 3 (2.11%) Palo Alto
13 3 (2.11%) ServiceNow