Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 633 432 617
Rank change year-on-year -201 +185 +47
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 196 92 213
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.47% 1.86% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 47 120
10th Percentile £284 £300 £287
25th Percentile £356 £388 £315
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £430 £488 £407
Median % change year-on-year -11.79% +19.93% +4.23%
75th Percentile £525 £600 £501
90th Percentile £600 £650 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £488 £393
% change year-on-year -14.87% +24.20% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 6
10th Percentile £33.59 £42.93 £31.63
25th Percentile £45.18 £44.31 £38.50
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.25 £42.00
Median % change year-on-year +0.53% +12.50% -10.64%
75th Percentile £50.77 £50.81 £44.23
90th Percentile £74.60 £52.58 £46.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.76 - £40.75

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 13,364 4,951 12,649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.98% 16.10% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,542 3,399 8,696
10th Percentile £356 £313 £275
25th Percentile £450 £400 £394
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £656 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 92 294
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £12.46
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.44 £14.94
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.75 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.46% -3.66% +17.14%
75th Percentile £50.75 £40.19 £39.87
90th Percentile £64.90 £53.98 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.64
% change year-on-year -2.56% -0.71% +12.23%

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 15 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing vCenter Server over the 6 months to 15 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for vCenter Server in the UK

vCenter Server
Top 17 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 15 October 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 -178 144 £425 -19.05% 55
UK excluding London -131 108 £415 -14.87% 48
London -172 50 £450 -6.49% 9
South East -85 39 £431 -13.90% 17
Work from Home -202 36 £463 -5.13% 10
South West -38 26 £463 -15.91% 11
Scotland -77 17 £418 +0.60%
North of England -70 15 £340 +4.62% 10
North West -45 9 £366 +12.62% 4
East of England -49 7 £606 -7.79% 2
Midlands -71 5 £358 -20.56% 5
East Midlands -34 4 £358 -20.56% 2
Yorkshire -55 4 £325 - 2
Northern Ireland - 4 £269 -
North East - 2 £363 - 4
West Midlands -63 1 - - 3
Wales - 1 £400 - 3

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 181 (92.35%) VMware
2 132 (67.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (57.65%) VMware ESXi
4 108 (55.10%) Windows
5 90 (45.92%) vSphere
6 75 (38.27%) Windows Server
7 68 (34.69%) Active Directory
8 56 (28.57%) PowerShell
8 56 (28.57%) VSAN
9 53 (27.04%) Ansible
10 52 (26.53%) Microsoft
11 51 (26.02%) Security Cleared
12 49 (25.00%) Data Centre
13 48 (24.49%) VMware NSX
13 48 (24.49%) Linux
14 47 (23.98%) Dell
15 45 (22.96%) SC Cleared
16 44 (22.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 42 (21.43%) vRealize
17 42 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
17 42 (21.43%) Azure
18 41 (20.92%) Cisco
19 37 (18.88%) Firewall
20 36 (18.37%) DNS
21 34 (17.35%) SAN
21 34 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
22 32 (16.33%) Microsoft 365
23 31 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
24 29 (14.80%) HP
24 29 (14.80%) Virtual Machines

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 18 (9.18%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.08%) Confluence
4 7 (3.57%) IIS
5 5 (2.55%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.04%) Apache
6 4 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.04%) Mattermost
6 4 (2.04%) nginx
7 2 (1.02%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.51%) SAS
8 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (5.10%) Dynamics AX
1 10 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (21.43%) Azure
2 32 (16.33%) Microsoft 365
3 21 (10.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (9.18%) AWS
5 10 (5.10%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (5.10%) IaaS
6 8 (4.08%) OpenShift
7 7 (3.57%) GCP
7 7 (3.57%) PaaS
8 5 (2.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 5 (2.55%) Azure Storage
8 5 (2.55%) Power Platform
8 5 (2.55%) PowerApps
9 4 (2.04%) Akamai
9 4 (2.04%) Apigee
9 4 (2.04%) Cloud Run
9 4 (2.04%) GitHub
10 2 (1.02%) Azure App Service
10 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.02%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 56 (28.57%) VSAN
2 37 (18.88%) Firewall
3 36 (18.37%) DNS
4 34 (17.35%) SAN
5 20 (10.20%) DHCP
6 16 (8.16%) Network Security
6 16 (8.16%) WAN
7 14 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 12 (6.12%) LAN
9 11 (5.61%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (4.08%) NAS
11 7 (3.57%) VLAN
12 6 (3.06%) Ethernet
12 6 (3.06%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (2.55%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (2.55%) Converged Networks
13 5 (2.55%) NetScaler
13 5 (2.55%) Software-Defined Networking
14 4 (2.04%) Multicast
14 4 (2.04%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.55%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.04%) SQL Server 2017
4 3 (1.53%) MySQL
4 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.02%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.02%) HBase
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (5.10%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.08%) JIRA
3 6 (3.06%) Bitbucket
3 6 (3.06%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.04%) Artifactory
4 4 (2.04%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.04%) Selenium
5 2 (1.02%) GitLab
5 2 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (14.29%) Social Skills
2 21 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (9.69%) Finance
4 15 (7.65%) Public Sector
5 11 (5.61%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.57%) Retail
7 5 (2.55%) Banking
7 5 (2.55%) Law
7 5 (2.55%) Legal
7 5 (2.55%) Military
8 4 (2.04%) Automotive
9 2 (1.02%) Electronics
9 2 (1.02%) Police
10 1 (0.51%) Back Office
10 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.51%) Front Office
10 1 (0.51%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 35 (17.86%) VMware Engineer
2 29 (14.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (11.22%) Consultant
3 22 (11.22%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 15 (7.65%) Network Engineer
5 12 (6.12%) Server Engineer
6 10 (5.10%) Cloud Engineer
6 10 (5.10%) Wintel Engineer
7 9 (4.59%) VMware Consultant
8 8 (4.08%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (4.08%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.57%) Administrator
9 7 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (3.06%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.06%) Windows Engineer
11 5 (2.55%) Design Engineer
11 5 (2.55%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.55%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (2.55%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.18%) JSON
2 12 (6.12%) .NET
3 10 (5.10%) J2EE
4 8 (4.08%) XML
5 5 (2.55%) RESTful
6 4 (2.04%) Node.js
6 4 (2.04%) YAML
7 2 (1.02%) LDAP
7 2 (1.02%) Spine.js
8 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.51%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 49 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.63%) Data Protection Act
3 12 (6.12%) Clustering
4 11 (5.61%) Private Cloud
5 10 (5.10%) Public Cloud
6 9 (4.59%) PKI
6 9 (4.59%) Replication
7 6 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.04%) EMC VNX
8 4 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.04%) IBM Storwize
8 4 (2.04%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 3 (1.53%) CMDB
9 3 (1.53%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.02%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (1.02%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.51%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.51%) HP StoreVirtual
11 1 (0.51%) NHS
11 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 108 (55.10%) Windows
2 75 (38.27%) Windows Server
3 48 (24.49%) Linux
4 42 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
7 21 (10.71%) Windows 10
7 21 (10.71%) Windows Server 2019
8 11 (5.61%) Windows 7
9 10 (5.10%) CentOS
9 10 (5.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (5.10%) Solaris
9 10 (5.10%) VMS
10 9 (4.59%) Unix
11 8 (4.08%) Ubuntu
12 6 (3.06%) AIX
12 6 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (2.55%) HPUX
14 4 (2.04%) Windows 2000
15 3 (1.53%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 34 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (13.78%) Migration
4 24 (12.24%) DevOps
5 23 (11.73%) Data Protection
5 23 (11.73%) ITIL
6 18 (9.18%) SIEM
7 13 (6.63%) Deployment Automation
8 12 (6.12%) Decision-Making
8 12 (6.12%) Infrastructure as Code
8 12 (6.12%) Network Design
9 11 (5.61%) Computer Science
9 11 (5.61%) Configuration Management
9 11 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (5.10%) CRM
10 10 (5.10%) Network Virtualisation
10 10 (5.10%) Storage Management
11 9 (4.59%) ITSM
11 9 (4.59%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 56 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 18 (9.18%) Python
3 14 (7.14%) Java
4 12 (6.12%) Bash Shell
5 9 (4.59%) SQL
6 4 (2.04%) Go
7 3 (1.53%) PHP
8 2 (1.02%) VBScript
9 1 (0.51%) C++
Qualifications
1 51 (26.02%) Security Cleared
2 45 (22.96%) SC Cleared
3 26 (13.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 17 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (7.65%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (6.12%) CCNP
6 12 (6.12%) Degree
7 11 (5.61%) MCSA
8 10 (5.10%) MCSE
9 9 (4.59%) CCNA
10 7 (3.57%) DV Cleared
11 6 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.53%) VCP6
13 2 (1.02%) AWS Certification
13 2 (1.02%) VCAP
14 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.51%) Chartered Engineer
14 1 (0.51%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.51%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.04%) GDPR
2 3 (1.53%) NCSC
3 2 (1.02%) SLA
4 1 (0.51%) Def Stans
System Software
1 132 (67.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 113 (57.65%) VMware ESXi
3 90 (45.92%) vSphere
4 68 (34.69%) Active Directory
5 48 (24.49%) VMware NSX
6 29 (14.80%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (10.71%) Hyper-V
8 18 (9.18%) Docker
9 14 (7.14%) vCloud
10 10 (5.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 10 (5.10%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (5.10%) XenApp
10 10 (5.10%) XenDesktop
11 8 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (3.57%) NFS
13 6 (3.06%) Firmware
13 6 (3.06%) KVM
14 3 (1.53%) Slurm Workload Manager
15 2 (1.02%) HDFS
16 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 53 (27.04%) Ansible
2 42 (21.43%) vRealize
3 27 (13.78%) Terraform
4 26 (13.27%) PowerCLI
5 23 (11.73%) SCCM
6 19 (9.69%) Kubernetes
7 18 (9.18%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (6.12%) NetBackup
8 12 (6.12%) SCVMM
9 10 (5.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 10 (5.10%) WSUS
10 9 (4.59%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 7 (3.57%) Grafana
12 6 (3.06%) Control-M
12 6 (3.06%) Puppet
13 5 (2.55%) Failover Clustering
13 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (2.55%) vMotion
14 4 (2.04%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 181 (92.35%) VMware
2 52 (26.53%) Microsoft
3 47 (23.98%) Dell
4 41 (20.92%) Cisco
5 29 (14.80%) HP
6 21 (10.71%) Citrix
7 19 (9.69%) NetApp
8 18 (9.18%) EMC
9 16 (8.16%) Oracle
10 15 (7.65%) F5
10 15 (7.65%) Juniper
11 14 (7.14%) SolarWinds
11 14 (7.14%) Veeam
12 13 (6.63%) CheckPoint
13 12 (6.12%) 3PAR
13 12 (6.12%) Ericsson
13 12 (6.12%) SAP
14 11 (5.61%) Red Hat
15 10 (5.10%) IBM
16 8 (4.08%) Nimble Storage