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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 501 497 484
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 147 130 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 1.23% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 102 77
Median daily rate £375 £328 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £237 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £333 £329
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £22.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £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
11613 10538 10403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.60% 19.42% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7212 6027 6068
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 537 529
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -6 131 £378 +14.39% 60
South East +10 46 £400 +6.66% 19
London -25 45 £353 +7.63% 20
Berkshire +5 15 £359 -9.74% 4
Yorkshire +14 13 £425 +22.30% 6
West Yorkshire +4 13 £425 +22.30% 6
Scotland -2 13 £360 +22.03% 1
Hampshire +4 12 £400 +17.64% 6
West Midlands 0 10 £379 +19.29% 3
Reading - 10 £350 - 1
City of London +38 9 £375 +7.14% 7
Renfrewshire - 9 £367 -
Erskine - 9 £367 -
Leeds +1 8 £425 +22.30% 6
Surrey -3 8 £550 +22.22% 1
Buckinghamshire +17 7 £425 +39.34%
Milton Keynes +7 7 £425 +39.34%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 - -
North East - 6 - - 2
Tyne and Wear - 6 - -
East of England +11 5 £370 -5.12% 4
Worcestershire -5 5 £358 -10.62% 1
Farnborough - 4 £433 - 1
Winchester - 4 £400 -
East Midlands +9 3 £250 +78.57% 2
Bedfordshire +2 3 £360 -7.69%
Glasgow +2 3 £335 +13.55%
Worcester -2 3 £358 -10.62% 1
Woking - 3 £550 -
Cambridgeshire +12 2 £525 +110.00% 1

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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).

1 247 (100.00%) VMware
2 172 (69.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 164 (66.40%) Windows
4 134 (54.25%) Microsoft
5 125 (50.61%) Active Directory
6 124 (50.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 113 (45.75%) Windows Server
8 107 (43.32%) vSphere
9 104 (42.11%) SAN
10 95 (38.46%) Cisco
11 87 (35.22%) ITIL
12 81 (32.79%) Windows Server 2012
13 78 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
14 74 (29.96%) MCSE
14 74 (29.96%) Data Centre
15 70 (28.34%) DNS
16 68 (27.53%) SQL Server
17 66 (26.72%) MCSA
17 66 (26.72%) Linux
17 66 (26.72%) HP
18 64 (25.91%) MS Excel
19 63 (25.51%) SQL
20 60 (24.29%) EMC
20 60 (24.29%) Citrix
20 60 (24.29%) NetApp
21 59 (23.89%) Cisco Certification
22 58 (23.48%) PowerShell
23 54 (21.86%) MS Exchange
24 52 (21.05%) Security Cleared
25 50 (20.24%) Firewall

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 54 (21.86%) MS Exchange
2 32 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (11.34%) OpenStack
4 24 (9.72%) SharePoint
5 23 (9.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (6.48%) Skype for Business
7 15 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (4.86%) IIS
9 7 (2.83%) Apache
9 7 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (2.83%) JBoss
10 6 (2.43%) Tomcat
11 5 (2.02%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 64 (25.91%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.64%) MS Office
3 6 (2.43%) MS Project
4 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.26%) Office 365
3 7 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.43%) IaaS
4 6 (2.43%) SaaS
5 5 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (2.02%) PaaS
6 3 (1.21%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.81%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.40%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 104 (42.11%) SAN
2 70 (28.34%) DNS
3 50 (20.24%) Firewall
4 48 (19.43%) DHCP
5 29 (11.74%) TCP/IP
6 25 (10.12%) Cisco Nexus
7 22 (8.91%) WAN
8 21 (8.50%) NAS
9 15 (6.07%) LAN
10 14 (5.67%) Fibre Channel
11 13 (5.26%) Network Security
11 13 (5.26%) VLAN
12 12 (4.86%) Ethernet
13 11 (4.45%) NetScaler
14 8 (3.24%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (2.83%) Internet
16 6 (2.43%) Extranet
17 5 (2.02%) IPv4
17 5 (2.02%) IPv6
17 5 (2.02%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (27.53%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.05%) MySQL
4 6 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.43%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.02%) DB2
5 5 (2.02%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.62%) Big Data
6 4 (1.62%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.81%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.81%) Informix
8 2 (0.81%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.81%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.21%) Subversion
3 2 (0.81%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.81%) Hudson
3 2 (0.81%) JIRA
4 1 (0.40%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.40%) Maven
4 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 28 (11.34%) Finance
2 8 (3.24%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.83%) Retail
4 5 (2.02%) Back Office
4 5 (2.02%) Banking
4 5 (2.02%) Law
4 5 (2.02%) Legal
5 4 (1.62%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.21%) Advertising
6 3 (1.21%) Games
6 3 (1.21%) Marketing
7 2 (0.81%) Billing
7 2 (0.81%) Electronics
7 2 (0.81%) Front Office
8 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (18.62%) VMware Engineer
2 43 (17.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (10.93%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 26 (10.53%) Architect
5 21 (8.50%) Analyst
5 21 (8.50%) Server Engineer
6 19 (7.69%) Consultant
7 17 (6.88%) Infrastructure Architect
7 17 (6.88%) Windows Engineer
8 16 (6.48%) Systems Engineer
9 15 (6.07%) Support Engineer
10 13 (5.26%) VMware Specialist
11 11 (4.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 11 (4.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (4.45%) Senior VMware Engineer
11 11 (4.45%) Windows Server Engineer
12 10 (4.05%) Senior Systems Engineer
12 10 (4.05%) Wintel Engineer
13 9 (3.64%) SAN Specialist
13 9 (3.64%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.24%) Middleware
2 2 (0.81%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (0.81%) LAMP
2 2 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (0.81%) Web Services
3 1 (0.40%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.40%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.40%) Java EE
3 1 (0.40%) REST
3 1 (0.40%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 74 (29.96%) Data Centre
2 23 (9.31%) EMC VNX
3 19 (7.69%) VCE vBlock
4 17 (6.88%) Replication
5 13 (5.26%) Clustering
6 11 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (4.45%) Computer Science
7 9 (3.64%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (3.24%) FlexPod
9 7 (2.83%) Public Cloud
10 5 (2.02%) EMC VMAX
10 5 (2.02%) Web 2.0
11 4 (1.62%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.62%) IBM XIV
12 3 (1.21%) EqualLogic
12 3 (1.21%) FMCG
12 3 (1.21%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.21%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 164 (66.40%) Windows
2 113 (45.75%) Windows Server
3 81 (32.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 78 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 66 (26.72%) Linux
6 23 (9.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (8.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (8.10%) Unix
9 14 (5.67%) Data ONTAP
10 8 (3.24%) AIX
11 7 (2.83%) Windows 7
12 6 (2.43%) Windows Phone
13 5 (2.02%) CentOS
14 3 (1.21%) Debian
14 3 (1.21%) Solaris
14 3 (1.21%) SUSE
14 3 (1.21%) VMS
14 3 (1.21%) Windows 10
14 3 (1.21%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (35.22%) ITIL
2 33 (13.36%) Migration
3 26 (10.53%) Project Management
4 25 (10.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (5.67%) PRINCE2
5 14 (5.67%) Risk Management
6 13 (5.26%) TOGAF
7 12 (4.86%) Conflict Management
8 11 (4.45%) Capacity Management
8 11 (4.45%) Converged Infrastructure
9 10 (4.05%) DevOps
10 9 (3.64%) Server Virtualisation
10 9 (3.64%) Time Management
11 7 (2.83%) High Availability
11 7 (2.83%) Load Balancing
11 7 (2.83%) Mentoring
11 7 (2.83%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (2.43%) Business Continuity
12 6 (2.43%) ERP
12 6 (2.43%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 63 (25.51%) SQL
2 58 (23.48%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.05%) Python
4 8 (3.24%) Java
5 7 (2.83%) Perl
6 6 (2.43%) Ruby
7 5 (2.02%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.02%) C
8 4 (1.62%) PHP
8 4 (1.62%) VBScript
9 3 (1.21%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.81%) VB
11 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 124 (50.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (29.96%) MCSE
3 66 (26.72%) MCSA
4 59 (23.89%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 49 (19.84%) CCNA
7 44 (17.81%) SC Cleared
8 22 (8.91%) VCP5
9 19 (7.69%) CCNP
10 17 (6.88%) MCITP
11 16 (6.48%) Degree
12 13 (5.26%) MCP
13 10 (4.05%) VCAP
14 9 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (3.64%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (3.24%) CISSP
16 7 (2.83%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
17 6 (2.43%) VCP6
18 5 (2.02%) DV Cleared
18 5 (2.02%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.02%) COBIT
1 5 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (2.02%) SLA
2 4 (1.62%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.62%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.62%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 172 (69.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 125 (50.61%) Active Directory
3 107 (43.32%) vSphere
4 43 (17.41%) Hyper-V
5 33 (13.36%) XenApp
6 32 (12.96%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (12.15%) VMware ESX
8 16 (6.48%) vCloud
9 11 (4.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 11 (4.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 9 (3.64%) XenDesktop
11 7 (2.83%) NFS
11 7 (2.83%) UAG
12 6 (2.43%) ISA Server
13 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (1.21%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (1.21%) KVM
14 3 (1.21%) Terminal Services
14 3 (1.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (1.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (13.77%) SCOM
2 24 (9.72%) SCCM
3 19 (7.69%) NetBackup
4 12 (4.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 10 (4.05%) Backup Exec
6 9 (3.64%) WSUS
7 7 (2.83%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (2.43%) IBM BigFix
8 6 (2.43%) Tivoli
8 6 (2.43%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 5 (2.02%) vMotion
9 5 (2.02%) vRealize
10 4 (1.62%) Ansible
10 4 (1.62%) Cacti
10 4 (1.62%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (1.62%) Nagios
10 4 (1.62%) Puppet
11 3 (1.21%) SCOrch
11 3 (1.21%) WMI
12 2 (0.81%) Graphite
Vendors
1 247 (100.00%) VMware
2 134 (54.25%) Microsoft
3 95 (38.46%) Cisco
4 66 (26.72%) HP
5 60 (24.29%) Citrix
5 60 (24.29%) EMC
5 60 (24.29%) NetApp
6 36 (14.57%) IBM
7 32 (12.96%) Dell
8 31 (12.55%) Red Hat
9 22 (8.91%) Oracle
10 19 (7.69%) CommVault
11 12 (4.86%) Symantec
12 11 (4.45%) SolarWinds
13 9 (3.64%) F5
13 9 (3.64%) Sophos
13 9 (3.64%) Veeam
14 8 (3.24%) Hitachi
14 8 (3.24%) Intel
15 7 (2.83%) Veritas
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