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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Rank 534 514 526
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +12
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 102 150 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.94% 1.32% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 85 79
Median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.06% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £456 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £349
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Median hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £18.50 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £32.73 £23.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -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
10838 11364 11558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.58% 19.68% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6719 6868 6390
Median daily rate £400 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £254 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 524 493
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.56 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -30 91 £425 +13.33% 40
London -3 46 £439 +9.68% 13
South East -13 22 £425 +18.05% 13
Scotland +10 10 £290 -
Buckinghamshire +27 7 £450 +25.00% 1
Milton Keynes +16 7 £450 +25.00% 1
Hampshire +5 7 £358 -4.46% 3
East of England +11 6 £400 +6.66% 2
North West +2 6 £180 -57.64% 2
West Midlands -13 6 £400 +56.09% 4
Birmingham - 6 £400 -
City of London +18 5 £338 -13.46% 4
Berkshire - 5 £475 - 4
Lancashire +23 4 £110 -70.66%
Bellshill - 4 £160 -
Edinburgh - 4 £425 -
North Lanarkshire - 4 £160 -
Hook - 4 £358 -
Cambridgeshire +24 2 - - 1
South West +16 2 - - 2
Crawley +9 2 £370 +9.62% 1
Yorkshire +1 2 £225 -43.75% 1
Bedfordshire -3 2 - -
West Sussex -6 2 £370 +9.62% 2
Northallerton - 2 £225 -
Newbury - 2 £475 - 1
Slough - 2 £350 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £225 -
Luton - 2 - -
Essex - 2 £400 -

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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).

1 255 (100.00%) VMware
2 161 (63.14%) Windows
3 148 (58.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 126 (49.41%) Microsoft
5 117 (45.88%) Active Directory
6 110 (43.14%) vSphere
6 110 (43.14%) Windows Server
7 108 (42.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 101 (39.61%) Cisco
9 97 (38.04%) SAN
10 91 (35.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 90 (35.29%) ITIL
12 78 (30.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 77 (30.20%) Cisco Certification
13 77 (30.20%) DNS
14 74 (29.02%) Linux
15 69 (27.06%) HP
16 68 (26.67%) MCSE
17 67 (26.27%) Citrix
18 60 (23.53%) DHCP
18 60 (23.53%) Data Centre
19 58 (22.75%) MCSA
20 57 (22.35%) SQL Server
20 57 (22.35%) Security Cleared
21 55 (21.57%) SQL
22 53 (20.78%) MS Excel
23 52 (20.39%) PowerShell
24 49 (19.22%) Firewall
25 48 (18.82%) CCNA
26 44 (17.25%) SCOM

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 38 (14.90%) MS Exchange
2 27 (10.59%) SharePoint
3 23 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (7.45%) OpenStack
5 14 (5.49%) Skype for Business
6 12 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (4.31%) IIS
8 5 (1.96%) Apache
9 4 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.18%) JBoss
10 3 (1.18%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.39%) nginx
12 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (20.78%) MS Excel
2 17 (6.67%) MS Office
3 9 (3.53%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.35%) MS Project
5 4 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (7.45%) Office 365
3 14 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (3.92%) IaaS
5 9 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.96%) SaaS
7 4 (1.57%) PaaS
8 3 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.78%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.78%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 97 (38.04%) SAN
2 77 (30.20%) DNS
3 60 (23.53%) DHCP
4 49 (19.22%) Firewall
5 37 (14.51%) WAN
6 35 (13.73%) LAN
7 26 (10.20%) VLAN
8 21 (8.24%) NAS
9 18 (7.06%) NetScaler
10 17 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (6.67%) TCP/IP
10 17 (6.67%) VPN
11 15 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (4.71%) IPv4
13 10 (3.92%) iSCSI
13 10 (3.92%) Network Security
14 9 (3.53%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (3.53%) Internet
14 9 (3.53%) WLAN
15 7 (2.75%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (22.35%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.96%) MySQL
4 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.18%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.78%) Big Data
6 2 (0.78%) CouchDB
6 2 (0.78%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.78%) Redis
7 1 (0.39%) DB2
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.53%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.39%) Hudson
4 1 (0.39%) JIRA
4 1 (0.39%) Subversion
General
1 33 (12.94%) Finance
2 12 (4.71%) Back Office
3 9 (3.53%) Legal
4 8 (3.14%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.57%) Advertising
7 3 (1.18%) Banking
7 3 (1.18%) Law
7 3 (1.18%) Retail
8 2 (0.78%) Marketing
9 1 (0.39%) Electronics
9 1 (0.39%) Front Office
9 1 (0.39%) Games
9 1 (0.39%) German Language
9 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 55 (21.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (18.82%) VMware Engineer
3 23 (9.02%) Administrator
4 22 (8.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 22 (8.63%) Architect
5 21 (8.24%) Support Engineer
6 20 (7.84%) Server Engineer
7 19 (7.45%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 19 (7.45%) Windows Engineer
8 18 (7.06%) Systems Engineer
9 16 (6.27%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (6.27%) Consultant
9 16 (6.27%) Systems Administrator
9 16 (6.27%) VMWare Administrator
10 14 (5.49%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (5.10%) Wintel Engineer
12 12 (4.71%) Windows Server Engineer
13 11 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 11 (4.31%) Citrix Engineer
14 10 (3.92%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.14%) J2EE
1 8 (3.14%) REST
2 3 (1.18%) Java EE
3 2 (0.78%) AngularJS
3 2 (0.78%) CSS
3 2 (0.78%) HTML
3 2 (0.78%) jQuery
3 2 (0.78%) LAMP
3 2 (0.78%) Memcached
3 2 (0.78%) Spring
3 2 (0.78%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.39%) .NET
4 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.39%) Middleware
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.39%) SOAP
4 1 (0.39%) Web Services
4 1 (0.39%) XML
4 1 (0.39%) XMPP
4 1 (0.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 60 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 22 (8.63%) EMC VNX
3 17 (6.67%) Replication
4 14 (5.49%) VCE vBlock
5 8 (3.14%) Hedge funds
6 7 (2.75%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.96%) Clustering
7 5 (1.96%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.57%) FlexPod
8 4 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.18%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.18%) IBM XIV
10 2 (0.78%) Blog
10 2 (0.78%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.78%) NHS
10 2 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 161 (63.14%) Windows
2 110 (43.14%) Windows Server
3 91 (35.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 78 (30.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (29.02%) Linux
6 22 (8.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (5.49%) Windows 7
9 12 (4.71%) Unix
10 11 (4.31%) CentOS
10 11 (4.31%) Ubuntu
10 11 (4.31%) Windows 8
11 9 (3.53%) Solaris
12 6 (2.35%) Windows Phone
13 4 (1.57%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (1.57%) SUSE
14 3 (1.18%) Debian
15 2 (0.78%) VMS
16 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (35.29%) ITIL
2 35 (13.73%) Migration
3 19 (7.45%) DevOps
4 17 (6.67%) Project Management
5 16 (6.27%) Capacity Management
6 14 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (5.49%) Risk Management
7 13 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (5.10%) Virtual Environments
8 12 (4.71%) Infrastructure Management
8 12 (4.71%) PRINCE2
9 11 (4.31%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (4.31%) Server Patching
9 11 (4.31%) Server Virtualisation
10 10 (3.92%) Conflict Management
10 10 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (3.53%) Server Building
12 8 (3.14%) Mobile Device Management
12 8 (3.14%) Service Management
12 8 (3.14%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 55 (21.57%) SQL
2 52 (20.39%) PowerShell
3 16 (6.27%) Perl
4 14 (5.49%) Python
5 9 (3.53%) Java
6 6 (2.35%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.35%) PHP
7 5 (1.96%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.57%) VBScript
9 3 (1.18%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.78%) C
10 2 (0.78%) VB
11 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.39%) Ruby
11 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 108 (42.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (30.20%) Cisco Certification
3 68 (26.67%) MCSE
4 58 (22.75%) MCSA
5 57 (22.35%) Security Cleared
6 48 (18.82%) CCNA
7 41 (16.08%) SC Cleared
8 33 (12.94%) CCNP
9 25 (9.80%) VCAP
10 24 (9.41%) VCP5
11 17 (6.67%) VCP6
12 16 (6.27%) MCITP
13 15 (5.88%) DV Cleared
14 14 (5.49%) MCP
15 10 (3.92%) CISSP
16 9 (3.53%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (3.53%) RHCE
16 9 (3.53%) RHCSA
17 8 (3.14%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
18 7 (2.75%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.10%) SLA
2 5 (1.96%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.57%) QA
4 3 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.39%) COBIT
6 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 148 (58.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 117 (45.88%) Active Directory
3 110 (43.14%) vSphere
4 35 (13.73%) XenApp
5 29 (11.37%) Hyper-V
6 28 (10.98%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (10.20%) VMware ESX
8 16 (6.27%) vCloud
9 13 (5.10%) XenDesktop
10 10 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (3.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (3.53%) DFS Replication
11 9 (3.53%) Docker
12 8 (3.14%) NFS
12 8 (3.14%) VMware Server
13 7 (2.75%) UAG
13 7 (2.75%) Xen
14 4 (1.57%) Firmware
14 4 (1.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 44 (17.25%) SCOM
2 43 (16.86%) SCCM
3 34 (13.33%) PowerCLI
4 17 (6.67%) Puppet
4 17 (6.67%) vRealize
5 15 (5.88%) Backup Exec
5 15 (5.88%) NetBackup
6 12 (4.71%) Nagios
6 12 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (3.53%) Ansible
7 9 (3.53%) vMotion
8 8 (3.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 8 (3.14%) SCVMM
9 6 (2.35%) Cisco UCCX
9 6 (2.35%) IBM BigFix
9 6 (2.35%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 4 (1.57%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (1.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 255 (100.00%) VMware
2 126 (49.41%) Microsoft
3 101 (39.61%) Cisco
4 69 (27.06%) HP
5 67 (26.27%) Citrix
6 44 (17.25%) EMC
7 41 (16.08%) NetApp
8 24 (9.41%) Red Hat
9 23 (9.02%) Symantec
10 20 (7.84%) IBM
11 18 (7.06%) Dell
12 15 (5.88%) Oracle
12 15 (5.88%) Veeam
13 14 (5.49%) Juniper
14 11 (4.31%) CheckPoint
15 10 (3.92%) CommVault
16 9 (3.53%) Intel Security
16 9 (3.53%) SolarWinds
16 9 (3.53%) Veritas
17 7 (2.75%) 3PAR
City, London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago