The table below looks at the statistics for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 489 471 497
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +26
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 154 162 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.33% 1.52% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 115 82
Median daily rate £384 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £264 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £37.75 - £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 - £21.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.55 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 - £34.25

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
11609 10630 10582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.88% 18.97% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7262 6198 6147
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 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 554 499
Median hourly rate £28.50 £24.12 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.15% +34.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +34.00%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
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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 -28 131 £388 +14.39% 56
London +7 56 £365 +16.80% 15
South East +5 37 £425 +25.00% 15
Scotland +5 20 £375 +27.03% 2
Berkshire +3 15 £475 +19.49% 4
City of London +39 12 £370 -12.94% 4
Yorkshire -4 11 £425 +13.33% 2
West Yorkshire -9 11 £425 +13.33% 2
West Midlands -16 9 £358 -10.62% 10
Renfrewshire - 9 £367 -
Erskine - 9 £367 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 - -
North East - 8 - -
Tyne and Wear - 8 - -
Surrey -5 7 £513 +75.21% 3
Leeds -18 7 £425 +13.33% 1
Edinburgh - 7 £431 - 1
Hampshire -2 6 £388 +13.97% 6
Worcestershire -4 6 £358 -10.62%
Windsor - 6 £500 - 1
East of England +16 5 £370 -7.50% 5
Milton Keynes +14 4 £415 +36.06%
Buckinghamshire +12 4 £415 +36.06%
Worcester +4 4 £358 -10.62%
Reading - 4 £350 -
Bedfordshire +5 3 £360 -8.86%
Glasgow +4 3 £335 +13.55% 1
Oxford - 3 £325 -
Farnborough - 3 £425 - 2
Oxfordshire - 3 £375 - 1

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 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 VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 266 (100.00%) VMware
2 184 (69.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (63.91%) Windows
4 128 (48.12%) Microsoft
5 124 (46.62%) Windows Server
6 123 (46.24%) Active Directory
7 120 (45.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 115 (43.23%) vSphere
9 113 (42.48%) SAN
10 100 (37.59%) Cisco
11 98 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
12 91 (34.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 87 (32.71%) Linux
14 82 (30.83%) ITIL
15 80 (30.08%) HP
16 78 (29.32%) DNS
17 69 (25.94%) MCSE
17 69 (25.94%) Citrix
17 69 (25.94%) NetApp
18 67 (25.19%) MCSA
18 67 (25.19%) SQL Server
19 65 (24.44%) SQL
20 64 (24.06%) PowerShell
21 61 (22.93%) Data Centre
22 59 (22.18%) MS Exchange
23 57 (21.43%) MS Excel
24 56 (21.05%) DHCP
24 56 (21.05%) EMC
25 55 (20.68%) Firewall
26 53 (19.92%) Cisco Certification

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
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 59 (22.18%) MS Exchange
2 42 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (10.53%) OpenStack
4 25 (9.40%) SharePoint
5 22 (8.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (6.39%) Skype for Business
7 15 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (4.51%) IIS
9 7 (2.63%) Apache
9 7 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (2.26%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.88%) JBoss
12 3 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.13%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.38%) nginx
Applications
1 57 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.14%) MS Office
3 7 (2.63%) MS Project
4 5 (1.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.89%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (4.14%) Office 365
4 7 (2.63%) IaaS
4 7 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (2.26%) SaaS
6 5 (1.88%) PaaS
7 4 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.13%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.38%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 113 (42.48%) SAN
2 78 (29.32%) DNS
3 56 (21.05%) DHCP
4 55 (20.68%) Firewall
5 28 (10.53%) WAN
6 27 (10.15%) TCP/IP
7 25 (9.40%) VLAN
8 23 (8.65%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (8.27%) LAN
9 22 (8.27%) NetScaler
10 18 (6.77%) NAS
11 16 (6.02%) Fibre Channel
12 13 (4.89%) Network Security
13 10 (3.76%) Ethernet
14 9 (3.38%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (3.01%) WLAN
16 7 (2.63%) Extranet
16 7 (2.63%) Internet
16 7 (2.63%) iSCSI
16 7 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (25.19%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.01%) MySQL
4 6 (2.26%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.50%) Big Data
5 4 (1.50%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.13%) DB2
6 3 (1.13%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.13%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.75%) Informix
7 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.75%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (3.38%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (1.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.75%) Hudson
3 2 (0.75%) JIRA
3 2 (0.75%) Subversion
4 1 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (11.28%) Finance
2 9 (3.38%) Legal
3 8 (3.01%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.26%) Back Office
5 5 (1.88%) Law
5 5 (1.88%) Retail
6 4 (1.50%) Banking
6 4 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.13%) Advertising
7 3 (1.13%) Games
7 3 (1.13%) Marketing
8 2 (0.75%) Electronics
8 2 (0.75%) Front Office
9 1 (0.38%) German Language
9 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (21.43%) VMware Engineer
2 46 (17.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (11.28%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 26 (9.77%) Server Engineer
5 23 (8.65%) Architect
6 22 (8.27%) Windows Engineer
7 20 (7.52%) Systems Engineer
8 19 (7.14%) Consultant
9 17 (6.39%) Analyst
10 15 (5.64%) Infrastructure Architect
10 15 (5.64%) Support Engineer
10 15 (5.64%) Windows Server Engineer
11 13 (4.89%) Administrator
12 12 (4.51%) Senior Systems Engineer
12 12 (4.51%) Senior VMware Engineer
12 12 (4.51%) VMware Specialist
13 11 (4.14%) Citrix Engineer
13 11 (4.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (3.76%) Systems Administrator
14 10 (3.76%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.26%) J2EE
2 5 (1.88%) REST
3 4 (1.50%) Middleware
4 3 (1.13%) Java EE
5 2 (0.75%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.75%) LAMP
5 2 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.38%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.38%) Web Services
6 1 (0.38%) XML
6 1 (0.38%) XMPP
6 1 (0.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 61 (22.93%) Data Centre
2 22 (8.27%) EMC VNX
3 15 (5.64%) Replication
4 14 (5.26%) Clustering
4 14 (5.26%) VCE vBlock
5 11 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.38%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (3.01%) FlexPod
8 7 (2.63%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.50%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.50%) EqualLogic
10 4 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.50%) IBM XIV
11 3 (1.13%) CLARiiON
11 3 (1.13%) EMC VMAX
11 3 (1.13%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.13%) Web 2.0
12 2 (0.75%) FMCG
12 2 (0.75%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 170 (63.91%) Windows
2 124 (46.62%) Windows Server
3 98 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 91 (34.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 87 (32.71%) Linux
6 30 (11.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (9.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (7.89%) Unix
9 14 (5.26%) Data ONTAP
10 10 (3.76%) Windows 7
11 7 (2.63%) CentOS
11 7 (2.63%) Windows Phone
12 6 (2.26%) AIX
13 4 (1.50%) SUSE
14 3 (1.13%) Debian
14 3 (1.13%) Solaris
14 3 (1.13%) VMS
14 3 (1.13%) Windows 10
14 3 (1.13%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (30.83%) ITIL
2 35 (13.16%) Migration
3 23 (8.65%) Project Management
4 22 (8.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (6.39%) Virtual Environments
6 16 (6.02%) Risk Management
7 15 (5.64%) DevOps
8 14 (5.26%) Conflict Management
8 14 (5.26%) PRINCE2
9 12 (4.51%) Capacity Management
9 12 (4.51%) Server Virtualisation
10 11 (4.14%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (4.14%) TOGAF
11 8 (3.01%) Infrastructure Management
12 7 (2.63%) Business Continuity
12 7 (2.63%) Converged Infrastructure
12 7 (2.63%) Load Balancing
12 7 (2.63%) Mobile Device Management
12 7 (2.63%) Software Deployment
13 6 (2.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 65 (24.44%) SQL
2 64 (24.06%) PowerShell
3 19 (7.14%) Python
4 15 (5.64%) Perl
5 8 (3.01%) Java
6 6 (2.26%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.26%) Ruby
7 5 (1.88%) C
7 5 (1.88%) PHP
8 4 (1.50%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.13%) VBScript
10 2 (0.75%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 120 (45.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (25.94%) MCSE
3 67 (25.19%) MCSA
4 53 (19.92%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (18.42%) Security Cleared
6 42 (15.79%) CCNA
7 41 (15.41%) SC Cleared
8 28 (10.53%) CCNP
9 20 (7.52%) VCP5
10 17 (6.39%) VCAP
11 12 (4.51%) MCP
11 12 (4.51%) VCP6
12 9 (3.38%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (3.38%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (3.01%) CISSP
13 8 (3.01%) RHCE
13 8 (3.01%) RHCSA
14 7 (2.63%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (1.88%) DV Cleared
15 5 (1.88%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.50%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.50%) QA
2 4 (1.50%) SLA
3 3 (1.13%) COBIT
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 184 (69.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 123 (46.24%) Active Directory
3 115 (43.23%) vSphere
4 44 (16.54%) Hyper-V
5 43 (16.17%) XenApp
6 36 (13.53%) VMware ESX
7 34 (12.78%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (6.39%) XenDesktop
9 15 (5.64%) vCloud
10 12 (4.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (3.38%) DFS Replication
11 9 (3.38%) VMware Server
12 8 (3.01%) NFS
12 8 (3.01%) UAG
12 8 (3.01%) Xen
13 6 (2.26%) Docker
13 6 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (1.50%) ISA Server
14 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 35 (13.16%) SCOM
2 30 (11.28%) SCCM
3 14 (5.26%) Puppet
4 12 (4.51%) Nagios
5 11 (4.14%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (4.14%) WSUS
6 10 (3.76%) Ansible
6 10 (3.76%) Backup Exec
6 10 (3.76%) Cisco UCCX
6 10 (3.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 10 (3.76%) vRealize
7 8 (3.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 8 (3.01%) NetBackup
7 8 (3.01%) SCVMM
8 7 (2.63%) IBM BigFix
8 7 (2.63%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 5 (1.88%) Tivoli
9 5 (1.88%) vMotion
10 4 (1.50%) Cacti
10 4 (1.50%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 266 (100.00%) VMware
2 128 (48.12%) Microsoft
3 100 (37.59%) Cisco
4 80 (30.08%) HP
5 69 (25.94%) Citrix
5 69 (25.94%) NetApp
6 56 (21.05%) EMC
7 33 (12.41%) IBM
8 32 (12.03%) Dell
9 30 (11.28%) Red Hat
10 20 (7.52%) Oracle
11 14 (5.26%) Symantec
12 11 (4.14%) CommVault
13 10 (3.76%) SolarWinds
13 10 (3.76%) Veeam
14 9 (3.38%) Dell Compellent
14 9 (3.38%) F5
14 9 (3.38%) Intel
15 8 (3.01%) Hitachi
15 8 (3.01%) Palo Alto
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