The table below looks at the statistics for VCP5 in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VCP5 over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Professional 5 (VCP5)
Rank 634 618 584
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -34
Contract jobs citing VCP5 12 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.036% 0.057%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.19% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 20
Median daily rate £370 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £304 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £449 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.94% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11779 10421 10401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.87% 18.90% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7361 6097 5996
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £541 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 537 491
Median hourly rate £28.50 £24.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.62% +27.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.92 £50.00 £43.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +20.60%

VCP5
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VCP5 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

VCP5 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VCP5
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VCP5 within the UK.

VCP5 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VCP5
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VCP5 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

VCP5 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VCP5
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VCP5 within the UK.

VCP5 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VCP5
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 VCP5 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 11 £360 -4.00% 3
East of England +13 4 £360 -12.72%
West Midlands - 4 £400 -
Bedfordshire +6 3 £360 -12.72%
South East -9 2 £200 - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £400 -
Luton - 2 £370 -
Malvern - 2 £400 -
Buckinghamshire +10 1 £200 -
London -16 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 £300 -
Solihull - 1 £450 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £200 -
Cambridge - 1 - -

VCP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VCP5 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VCP5.

1 20 (100.00%) VMware
1 20 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 18 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (70.00%) Windows
4 11 (55.00%) Data Centre
5 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (50.00%) Linux
5 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 9 (45.00%) Cisco
6 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (45.00%) NetApp
7 8 (40.00%) Dell
7 8 (40.00%) vSphere
8 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
8 7 (35.00%) Unix
9 6 (30.00%) Migration
9 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
10 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
10 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (25.00%) VCP6
11 4 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (20.00%) VCAP
11 4 (20.00%) CentOS
11 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared

VCP5
Top Related 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 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (10.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (5.00%) Apache
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.00%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (15.00%) DHCP
1 3 (15.00%) NAS
1 3 (15.00%) SAN
1 3 (15.00%) WAN
2 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Support Team Leader
3 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Virtualisation Architect
4 1 (5.00%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (35.00%) Unix
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (20.00%) CentOS
5 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (10.00%) AIX
7 2 (10.00%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (10.00%) VMS
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Open Source
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Coaching
3 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) System Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) Server Building
4 1 (5.00%) Server Hardening
4 1 (5.00%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) VCP6
3 4 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (20.00%) MCSA
3 4 (20.00%) MCSE
3 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) VCAP
4 2 (10.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.00%) CCA
5 1 (5.00%) CCAA
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (40.00%) vSphere
3 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (15.00%) VMware ESX
4 3 (15.00%) XenApp
5 2 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (10.00%) ISA Server
5 2 (10.00%) NFS
5 2 (10.00%) vCloud
5 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
1 3 (15.00%) WSUS
2 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (10.00%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (10.00%) SCOM
2 2 (10.00%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (10.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) NetApp
3 8 (40.00%) Dell
4 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (20.00%) EMC
5 4 (20.00%) IBM
6 3 (15.00%) Citrix
7 2 (10.00%) Dell Compellent
7 2 (10.00%) HP
7 2 (10.00%) Oracle
7 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
7 2 (10.00%) Symantec
7 2 (10.00%) Veeam
7 2 (10.00%) Veritas
8 1 (5.00%) F5
8 1 (5.00%) Intel
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