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 31 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 517 483 530
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +47
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 129 181 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.31% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.17% 1.61% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 99 69
Median daily rate £400 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £299 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £441 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £349
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £18.50 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £24.90 £23.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -10.63%

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
11026 11274 10671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.41% 19.24% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6860 6772 6077
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 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 539 450
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 £47.30 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

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 31 August 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)
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 31 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
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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 -51 115 £400 +3.22% 42
London -19 59 £400 - 9
South East -13 25 £384 +6.59% 19
Scotland +25 13 £425 - 1
West Midlands -16 12 £400 +30.61% 4
Berkshire - 12 £500 - 7
Birmingham - 10 £400 -
City of London +24 9 £331 -13.39% 2
Edinburgh - 7 £438 -
East of England +15 6 £400 +1.91% 3
Windsor - 6 £500 -
Hampshire -1 5 £355 -10.69% 8
North West +2 4 £350 -6.66% 2
North Lanarkshire - 4 £160 -
Bellshill - 4 £160 -
Hook - 4 £358 -
South West +20 3 £500 +33.33% 3
Yorkshire -22 3 £225 -43.75% 1
Cambridgeshire +21 2 - - 2
Crawley +6 2 £370 +9.62%
Worcestershire +2 2 £358 -10.62% 1
Surrey +1 2 £438 +45.83% 3
Worcester 0 2 £358 -10.62% 1
West Sussex -5 2 £370 +9.62%
Oxfordshire -5 2 £425 +123.68%
Oxford -6 2 £375 +97.36%
Northallerton - 2 £225 -
Luton - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 £475 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £225 -

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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).

1 280 (100.00%) VMware
2 170 (60.71%) Windows
3 164 (58.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 132 (47.14%) Microsoft
5 123 (43.93%) Active Directory
6 121 (43.21%) vSphere
6 121 (43.21%) Windows Server
7 119 (42.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 116 (41.43%) Cisco
9 114 (40.71%) SAN
10 93 (33.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 84 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
12 83 (29.64%) ITIL
13 81 (28.93%) Linux
13 81 (28.93%) DNS
14 78 (27.86%) Windows Server 2008
15 77 (27.50%) Citrix
16 76 (27.14%) HP
17 75 (26.79%) MCSE
18 72 (25.71%) Data Centre
19 64 (22.86%) SQL Server
20 63 (22.50%) MCSA
21 61 (21.79%) DHCP
22 60 (21.43%) SQL
22 60 (21.43%) Firewall
23 57 (20.36%) Security Cleared
24 56 (20.00%) PowerShell
25 55 (19.64%) EMC
26 53 (18.93%) CCNA
26 53 (18.93%) NetApp

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 45 (16.07%) MS Exchange
2 34 (12.14%) SharePoint
3 28 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (7.86%) OpenStack
5 19 (6.79%) Skype for Business
6 12 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (3.21%) IIS
8 6 (2.14%) Apache
9 5 (1.79%) JBoss
10 4 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.43%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.07%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 53 (18.93%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.57%) MS Office
3 8 (2.86%) MS Project
4 7 (2.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.86%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (6.79%) Office 365
3 16 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (3.93%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (3.21%) IaaS
6 7 (2.50%) PaaS
6 7 (2.50%) SaaS
7 3 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.71%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.71%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.36%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 114 (40.71%) SAN
2 81 (28.93%) DNS
3 61 (21.79%) DHCP
4 60 (21.43%) Firewall
5 39 (13.93%) WAN
6 37 (13.21%) LAN
7 25 (8.93%) VLAN
8 24 (8.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (7.86%) NetScaler
9 22 (7.86%) TCP/IP
10 21 (7.50%) NAS
11 18 (6.43%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (5.71%) VPN
13 15 (5.36%) Network Security
14 14 (5.00%) IPv4
15 11 (3.93%) Fibre Channel
16 10 (3.57%) Internet
16 10 (3.57%) iSCSI
17 9 (3.21%) Cisco IOS
17 9 (3.21%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.50%) MySQL
4 6 (2.14%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.07%) Big Data
6 3 (1.07%) DB2
6 3 (1.07%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.07%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.07%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.36%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.36%) Informix
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (3.21%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.07%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.36%) Hudson
4 1 (0.36%) JIRA
4 1 (0.36%) Subversion
General
1 38 (13.57%) Finance
2 12 (4.29%) Back Office
3 10 (3.57%) Legal
4 8 (2.86%) Financial Institution
4 8 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.14%) Retail
6 5 (1.79%) Law
7 4 (1.43%) Advertising
7 4 (1.43%) Banking
8 3 (1.07%) Marketing
9 2 (0.71%) Electronics
9 2 (0.71%) Games
9 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.36%) Front Office
10 1 (0.36%) German Language
10 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 58 (20.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 58 (20.71%) VMware Engineer
2 28 (10.00%) Architect
3 26 (9.29%) Server Engineer
4 24 (8.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 24 (8.57%) Support Engineer
5 22 (7.86%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 22 (7.86%) Windows Engineer
6 20 (7.14%) Administrator
6 20 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
7 18 (6.43%) Consultant
8 17 (6.07%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (5.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (5.36%) Windows Server Engineer
9 15 (5.36%) Wintel Engineer
10 14 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
10 14 (5.00%) VMWare Administrator
11 13 (4.64%) Infrastructure Architect
12 12 (4.29%) Analyst
12 12 (4.29%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.86%) REST
2 7 (2.50%) J2EE
3 3 (1.07%) Java EE
3 3 (1.07%) Middleware
4 2 (0.71%) LAMP
5 1 (0.36%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.36%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.36%) CSS
5 1 (0.36%) HTML
5 1 (0.36%) jQuery
5 1 (0.36%) Memcached
5 1 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.36%) Spring
5 1 (0.36%) XML
5 1 (0.36%) XMPP
5 1 (0.36%) XSLT
5 1 (0.36%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 72 (25.71%) Data Centre
2 22 (7.86%) EMC VNX
3 21 (7.50%) VCE vBlock
4 14 (5.00%) Replication
5 9 (3.21%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.86%) Hedge funds
7 7 (2.50%) Clustering
8 6 (2.14%) FlexPod
9 5 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.43%) IBM XIV
11 3 (1.07%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (1.07%) Web 2.0
12 2 (0.71%) CLARiiON
12 2 (0.71%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.71%) EqualLogic
12 2 (0.71%) FMCG
12 2 (0.71%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 170 (60.71%) Windows
2 121 (43.21%) Windows Server
3 93 (33.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 81 (28.93%) Linux
5 78 (27.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (7.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (4.64%) Unix
8 13 (4.64%) Windows 7
9 11 (3.93%) Data ONTAP
9 11 (3.93%) Ubuntu
9 11 (3.93%) Windows 8
10 9 (3.21%) Solaris
11 8 (2.86%) Windows Phone
12 6 (2.14%) CentOS
13 4 (1.43%) SUSE
14 3 (1.07%) AIX
14 3 (1.07%) Debian
14 3 (1.07%) VMS
15 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (29.64%) ITIL
2 35 (12.50%) Migration
3 21 (7.50%) Project Management
4 20 (7.14%) DevOps
5 18 (6.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (5.36%) PRINCE2
7 14 (5.00%) Capacity Management
7 14 (5.00%) Risk Management
8 13 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (4.64%) Server Virtualisation
9 12 (4.29%) Capacity Planning
10 11 (3.93%) Server Patching
10 11 (3.93%) TOGAF
11 10 (3.57%) Conflict Management
11 10 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
11 10 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
11 10 (3.57%) Software Deployment
11 10 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (3.21%) Server Building
13 8 (2.86%) Converged Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 60 (21.43%) SQL
2 56 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 17 (6.07%) Python
4 15 (5.36%) Perl
5 10 (3.57%) Java
6 6 (2.14%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.14%) PHP
7 5 (1.79%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.43%) Ruby
8 4 (1.43%) VBScript
9 3 (1.07%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.71%) C
10 2 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 119 (42.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 75 (26.79%) MCSE
4 63 (22.50%) MCSA
5 57 (20.36%) Security Cleared
6 53 (18.93%) CCNA
7 42 (15.00%) SC Cleared
8 38 (13.57%) CCNP
9 23 (8.21%) VCAP
9 23 (8.21%) VCP5
10 17 (6.07%) MCP
10 17 (6.07%) VCP6
11 15 (5.36%) MCITP
12 12 (4.29%) DV Cleared
13 10 (3.57%) CISSP
14 9 (3.21%) RHCE
14 9 (3.21%) RHCSA
15 8 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (2.86%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (2.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.00%) SLA
2 5 (1.79%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.43%) QA
4 3 (1.07%) COBIT
5 2 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 164 (58.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 123 (43.93%) Active Directory
3 121 (43.21%) vSphere
4 43 (15.36%) XenApp
5 33 (11.79%) Hyper-V
6 30 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (10.00%) VMware ESX
8 13 (4.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 13 (4.64%) XenDesktop
9 11 (3.93%) vCloud
10 10 (3.57%) DFS Replication
11 9 (3.21%) UAG
12 8 (2.86%) NFS
12 8 (2.86%) VMware Server
13 7 (2.50%) Xen
14 6 (2.14%) Docker
15 4 (1.43%) Firmware
15 4 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 4 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
16 3 (1.07%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 49 (17.50%) SCOM
2 42 (15.00%) SCCM
3 15 (5.36%) Backup Exec
4 14 (5.00%) NetBackup
4 14 (5.00%) Puppet
5 12 (4.29%) Nagios
6 11 (3.93%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (3.57%) vRealize
8 9 (3.21%) Ansible
8 9 (3.21%) Cisco UCCX
9 8 (2.86%) IBM BigFix
9 8 (2.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 8 (2.86%) SCVMM
9 8 (2.86%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 6 (2.14%) vMotion
11 4 (1.43%) AirWatch
11 4 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (1.43%) Tivoli
11 4 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 280 (100.00%) VMware
2 132 (47.14%) Microsoft
3 116 (41.43%) Cisco
4 77 (27.50%) Citrix
5 76 (27.14%) HP
6 55 (19.64%) EMC
7 53 (18.93%) NetApp
8 30 (10.71%) IBM
9 24 (8.57%) Red Hat
10 23 (8.21%) Dell
11 22 (7.86%) Symantec
12 17 (6.07%) Oracle
13 14 (5.00%) CommVault
13 14 (5.00%) Juniper
14 11 (3.93%) CheckPoint
14 11 (3.93%) Veeam
15 9 (3.21%) SolarWinds
15 9 (3.21%) Veritas
16 8 (2.86%) Dell Compellent
17 7 (2.50%) 3PAR
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