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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 528 528 504
Rank change year-on-year
0 -24
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 93 116 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.91% 1.02% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 77 84
Median daily rate £400 £329 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.67% -12.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £272 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £483 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Median hourly rate - £45.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +85.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- +85.71%

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
10173 11414 11714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.44% 20.67% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6465 6892 6680
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 560 556
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £17.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +58.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.75 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +57.14%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 71 £429 +30.41% 36
South East +32 25 £470 +34.28% 8
London -28 23 £438 +42.74% 10
Scotland +31 21 £340 - 2
Milton Keynes +28 13 £500 +42.85%
Buckinghamshire +28 13 £500 +42.85%
Renfrewshire +11 11 £335 -
Hampshire +28 9 £460 +15.00% 3
Erskine +6 9 £335 -
Edinburgh +29 7 £388 - 1
East of England +6 6 £356 -8.06% 2
South West +18 5 £300 +36.36% 3
North West +10 5 £186 -44.81% 4
West Midlands -8 4 £350 +16.66% 4
Lancashire - 4 £186 -
West Yorkshire +18 3 £400 +9.21% 1
Leeds +14 3 £400 -
Yorkshire +9 3 £400 +18.95% 2
Bedfordshire +5 3 £413 +13.79%
Winchester +2 3 £450 +12.50% 1
Birmingham - 3 £350 - 3
Cornwall - 3 £325 -
Berkshire +13 2 £331 -19.69% 3
Glasgow - 2 £330 - 1
Falmouth - 2 £325 -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Renfrew - 2 - -
Portsmouth - 2 £470 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £213 - 1
Dorset -2 1 £300 - 1

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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).

1 217 (100.00%) VMware
2 135 (62.21%) Windows
3 119 (54.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 109 (50.23%) Microsoft
5 100 (46.08%) vSphere
6 96 (44.24%) Active Directory
7 89 (41.01%) Windows Server
8 81 (37.33%) SAN
9 80 (36.87%) ITIL
10 79 (36.41%) Cisco
11 77 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 76 (35.02%) Microsoft Certification
13 67 (30.88%) Linux
14 65 (29.95%) Cisco Certification
15 64 (29.49%) Windows Server 2008
16 61 (28.11%) MCSE
17 53 (24.42%) DNS
18 51 (23.50%) Citrix
19 50 (23.04%) Data Centre
20 47 (21.66%) Security Cleared
21 44 (20.28%) DHCP
22 41 (18.89%) PowerShell
22 41 (18.89%) SCCM
23 39 (17.97%) WAN
23 39 (17.97%) HP
24 38 (17.51%) CCNA
25 37 (17.05%) MS Excel
26 35 (16.13%) LAN
26 35 (16.13%) vRealize
27 34 (15.67%) SQL Server

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 29 (13.36%) MS Exchange
2 21 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (7.37%) SharePoint
4 12 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (4.61%) IIS
6 4 (1.84%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.38%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.92%) Apache
8 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.46%) nginx
Applications
1 37 (17.05%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.45%) MS Office
3 6 (2.76%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.46%) MS Project
5 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (7.83%) Office 365
3 12 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (5.53%) IaaS
4 6 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.30%) SaaS
6 4 (1.84%) PaaS
7 2 (0.92%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.46%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 81 (37.33%) SAN
2 53 (24.42%) DNS
3 44 (20.28%) DHCP
4 39 (17.97%) WAN
5 35 (16.13%) LAN
6 34 (15.67%) Firewall
7 23 (10.60%) NAS
8 22 (10.14%) VLAN
9 20 (9.22%) VPN
10 16 (7.37%) TCP/IP
11 15 (6.91%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (6.91%) NetScaler
12 11 (5.07%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (4.61%) iSCSI
14 9 (4.15%) IPv4
14 9 (4.15%) WLAN
15 7 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
16 6 (2.76%) Internet
17 4 (1.84%) Network Security
17 4 (1.84%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.92%) CouchDB
2 2 (0.92%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.92%) Redis
2 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.46%) MySQL
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (10.14%) Finance
2 8 (3.69%) Back Office
2 8 (3.69%) Financial Institution
3 4 (1.84%) Advertising
4 3 (1.38%) Banking
5 2 (0.92%) Games
5 2 (0.92%) Legal
5 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.46%) German Language
6 1 (0.46%) Local Government
6 1 (0.46%) Retail
6 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 50 (23.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (15.67%) VMware Engineer
3 24 (11.06%) Administrator
4 22 (10.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 21 (9.68%) Architect
6 19 (8.76%) VMWare Administrator
6 19 (8.76%) VMware Specialist
7 17 (7.83%) Support Engineer
7 17 (7.83%) Systems Administrator
8 16 (7.37%) 3rd Line Support
8 16 (7.37%) Consultant
9 14 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (4.61%) Virtualisation Specialist
10 10 (4.61%) Windows Engineer
11 9 (4.15%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 9 (4.15%) VMware Consultant
11 9 (4.15%) Wintel Support
12 8 (3.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (3.69%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.76%) REST
2 5 (2.30%) J2EE
3 2 (0.92%) AngularJS
3 2 (0.92%) CSS
3 2 (0.92%) HTML
3 2 (0.92%) Java EE
3 2 (0.92%) jQuery
3 2 (0.92%) Memcached
3 2 (0.92%) Spring
3 2 (0.92%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.46%) .NET
4 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.46%) LAMP
4 1 (0.46%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.46%) SOAP
4 1 (0.46%) Web Services
4 1 (0.46%) XML
4 1 (0.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 50 (23.04%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.29%) EMC VNX
2 18 (8.29%) Replication
3 14 (6.45%) VCE vBlock
4 8 (3.69%) Hedge funds
5 5 (2.30%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.84%) Clustering
6 4 (1.84%) FlexPod
6 4 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.84%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.38%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.38%) CLARiiON
7 3 (1.38%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (1.38%) Symmetrix
8 2 (0.92%) Blog
8 2 (0.92%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.92%) User Experience
8 2 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 135 (62.21%) Windows
2 89 (41.01%) Windows Server
3 77 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 67 (30.88%) Linux
5 64 (29.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (11.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (5.99%) CentOS
9 11 (5.07%) Windows 7
9 11 (5.07%) Windows 8
10 10 (4.61%) Solaris
11 9 (4.15%) Ubuntu
12 6 (2.76%) Unix
13 3 (1.38%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.92%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.92%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.92%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.46%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (36.87%) ITIL
2 30 (13.82%) Migration
3 21 (9.68%) DevOps
4 15 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (6.45%) Infrastructure Management
6 13 (5.99%) Capacity Management
7 12 (5.53%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (5.07%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (5.07%) ITIL V2
8 11 (5.07%) Server Patching
9 10 (4.61%) Project Management
9 10 (4.61%) Virtual Environments
10 9 (4.15%) Server Building
11 8 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (3.23%) Converged Infrastructure
12 7 (3.23%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 7 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (2.76%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (2.76%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 41 (18.89%) PowerShell
2 32 (14.75%) SQL
3 6 (2.76%) Java
3 6 (2.76%) Perl
3 6 (2.76%) Python
4 5 (2.30%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.84%) VBScript
6 2 (0.92%) C
6 2 (0.92%) PHP
7 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (35.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (29.95%) Cisco Certification
3 61 (28.11%) MCSE
4 47 (21.66%) Security Cleared
5 38 (17.51%) CCNA
6 31 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 29 (13.36%) MCSA
8 24 (11.06%) CCNP
9 22 (10.14%) MCITP
10 21 (9.68%) VCAP
11 18 (8.29%) VCP5
12 16 (7.37%) VCP6
13 15 (6.91%) MCP
14 14 (6.45%) DV Cleared
15 9 (4.15%) RHCE
16 8 (3.69%) Citrix Certification
17 7 (3.23%) CISSP
18 5 (2.30%) CCA
18 5 (2.30%) RHCSA
18 5 (2.30%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.99%) SLA
2 6 (2.76%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.30%) QA
4 2 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.46%) GCP
5 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 119 (54.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 100 (46.08%) vSphere
3 96 (44.24%) Active Directory
4 30 (13.82%) VMware ESX
5 24 (11.06%) XenApp
6 22 (10.14%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (9.22%) vCloud
8 17 (7.83%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (6.91%) Docker
10 12 (5.53%) Hyper-V
10 12 (5.53%) VMware Server
11 11 (5.07%) XenDesktop
12 9 (4.15%) DFS Replication
13 6 (2.76%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (2.76%) Xen
14 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (1.84%) NFS
15 2 (0.92%) Firmware
15 2 (0.92%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.92%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 41 (18.89%) SCCM
2 35 (16.13%) vRealize
3 32 (14.75%) SCOM
4 26 (11.98%) PowerCLI
5 17 (7.83%) Puppet
6 11 (5.07%) Backup Exec
6 11 (5.07%) NetBackup
7 8 (3.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 8 (3.69%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (3.69%) SCVMM
8 6 (2.76%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (2.76%) vMotion
9 5 (2.30%) Ansible
9 5 (2.30%) Nagios
10 4 (1.84%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (1.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (1.38%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (1.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 217 (100.00%) VMware
2 109 (50.23%) Microsoft
3 79 (36.41%) Cisco
4 51 (23.50%) Citrix
5 39 (17.97%) HP
6 32 (14.75%) EMC
7 31 (14.29%) NetApp
8 24 (11.06%) Red Hat
9 16 (7.37%) Symantec
10 15 (6.91%) Veeam
11 12 (5.53%) 3PAR
11 12 (5.53%) Dell
11 12 (5.53%) Juniper
12 11 (5.07%) Intel Security
13 10 (4.61%) CheckPoint
14 9 (4.15%) IBM
15 8 (3.69%) Oracle
15 8 (3.69%) SolarWinds
16 6 (2.76%) EqualLogic
16 6 (2.76%) Google
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