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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Professional 5 (VCP5)
Rank 633 629 618
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing VCP5 11 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.045% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.100% 0.23% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 14
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £368 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £441 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £388 £355
% change year-on-year
-6.70% +9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
11048 11070 10828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.44% 19.25% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6887 6638 6154
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £353
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 529 460
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.71
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +14.18%

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 29 August 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 9 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 29 August 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 -10 10 £406 +1.56% 1
South East +5 5 £355 -11.25%
Hampshire +6 4 £358 -10.43%
London -18 4 £439 +9.68%
Hook - 4 £358 -
East of England +22 1 £500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +10 1 £200 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £200 -
Essex - 1 £500 -

VCP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 23 (100.00%) VMware
1 23 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 16 (69.57%) Windows
3 15 (65.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
5 11 (47.83%) Windows Server
6 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (39.13%) SAN
7 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
8 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
8 8 (34.78%) vSphere
8 8 (34.78%) VCAP
8 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
9 7 (30.43%) NetApp
9 7 (30.43%) NetBackup
9 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (30.43%) VCP6
10 6 (26.09%) DHCP
11 5 (21.74%) DNS
11 5 (21.74%) ITIL
11 5 (21.74%) SQL
11 5 (21.74%) Linux
11 5 (21.74%) MCSE
11 5 (21.74%) MCSA
11 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
11 5 (21.74%) NAS
11 5 (21.74%) Server Building
12 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
12 4 (17.39%) PowerShell

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 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) SAN
2 6 (26.09%) DHCP
3 5 (21.74%) DNS
3 5 (21.74%) NAS
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (4.35%) FCoE
5 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
5 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Administrator
1 6 (26.09%) VMWare Administrator
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Build Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Senior VMWare Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) Backup Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Data Architect
6 1 (4.35%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior VMware Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Windows Server
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (21.74%) Linux
6 4 (17.39%) Solaris
6 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
7 3 (13.04%) CentOS
8 2 (8.70%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (8.70%) Unix
8 2 (8.70%) VMS
8 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
1 5 (21.74%) Server Building
2 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
2 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Open Source
3 2 (8.70%) Software Deployment
3 2 (8.70%) System Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Validation
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Coaching
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.35%) Data Management
4 1 (4.35%) Patch Management
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) Server Hardening
4 1 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.70%) VBScript
4 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
3 8 (34.78%) VCAP
4 7 (30.43%) VCP6
5 5 (21.74%) MCSA
5 5 (21.74%) MCSE
6 4 (17.39%) CCNA
6 4 (17.39%) CCNP
6 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
6 4 (17.39%) MCITP
6 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
6 4 (17.39%) VCP4
7 3 (13.04%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (4.35%) CCA
8 1 (4.35%) CCAA
8 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (65.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) vSphere
3 3 (13.04%) NFS
3 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
4 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.35%) vCloud
5 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) NetBackup
2 4 (17.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (17.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (13.04%) SCCM
4 2 (8.70%) SCOM
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) NetApp
4 4 (17.39%) Altiris
4 4 (17.39%) HP
4 4 (17.39%) Intel Security
4 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
4 4 (17.39%) Supermicro
4 4 (17.39%) Veritas
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco
5 3 (13.04%) Dell
5 3 (13.04%) EMC
6 2 (8.70%) Dell Compellent
6 2 (8.70%) IBM
6 2 (8.70%) Veeam
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix
7 1 (4.35%) F5
7 1 (4.35%) Intel
7 1 (4.35%) Symantec