Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 20 September 2018 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 173 212
Rank change year-on-year -23 +39 -37
Contract jobs citing vCenter Server 11 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.088% 0.016%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.89% 0.90% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £324 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% - -
England median daily rate £400 £425 £402
% change year-on-year -5.88% +5.85% +12.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.00 £18.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +161.11% -35.71% -30.00%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 581 446 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.32% 9.87% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 283 299
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +25.00%
10th Percentile £275 £232 £300
90th Percentile £575 £585 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 24 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.31 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.82% -1.31% -30.95%
10th Percentile £11.45 £12.58 £11.18
90th Percentile £23.00 £42.88 £21.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% -22.22% +11.47%

vCenter Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing vCenter Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for vCenter Server in the West Midlands

vCenter Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vCenter Server in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for vCenter Server in the West Midlands

vCenter Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vCenter Server in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vCenter Server in the West Midlands

vCenter Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing vCenter Server in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for vCenter Server in the West Midlands

vCenter Server
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 September 2018. 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
Solihull - 4 £338 -
Birmingham -12 2 £250 -4.76% 1
Staffordshire - 2 - - 1
Walsall - 1 £375 -
vCenter Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for vCenter Server.

1 11 (100.00%) VMware
1 11 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
3 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 6 (54.55%) NetApp
3 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
4 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (36.36%) HP
5 4 (36.36%) Firmware
5 4 (36.36%) McAfee
5 4 (36.36%) Finance
5 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (36.36%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (36.36%) IaaS
6 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
6 3 (27.27%) Dell
7 2 (18.18%) EMC
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (18.18%) Sophos
7 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
7 2 (18.18%) MSI
7 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
7 2 (18.18%) Change Management
7 2 (18.18%) DHCP

vCenter Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (18.18%) IIS
3 2 (18.18%) MS Project Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) IaaS
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (18.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) DKIM
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) iSCSI
1 2 (18.18%) SSL
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MSI
1 2 (18.18%) WiX
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (18.18%) UI Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
1 2 (18.18%) Angular 2
1 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
1 2 (18.18%) Dapper ORM
1 2 (18.18%) Entity Framework
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
1 2 (18.18%) MFC
1 2 (18.18%) NHibernate
1 2 (18.18%) WCF
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
1 2 (18.18%) WPF
2 1 (9.09%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Clustering
2 2 (18.18%) EMC VNX
2 2 (18.18%) EMC VNXe
2 2 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
2 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (18.18%) Change Control
2 2 (18.18%) Change Management
2 2 (18.18%) Coaching
2 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Line Management
2 2 (18.18%) Server Building
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (9.09%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Deep Learning
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C#
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (18.18%) MCSE
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (36.36%) Firmware
5 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (18.18%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (18.18%) Backup Exec
2 2 (18.18%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (18.18%) Nessus
2 2 (18.18%) PowerCLI
2 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) NetApp
4 4 (36.36%) HP
4 4 (36.36%) McAfee
5 3 (27.27%) Dell
6 2 (18.18%) 3PAR
6 2 (18.18%) Adobe
6 2 (18.18%) EMC
6 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
6 2 (18.18%) Sophos
6 2 (18.18%) Tripwire
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco
7 1 (9.09%) Juniper