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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
Rank 493 500 481
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -19
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 88 118 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 1.11% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 86 84
Median daily rate £381 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.70% -11.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 6
Median hourly rate £25.00 £49.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.97% +92.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £49.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-48.97% +68.96%

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
8945 10640 10339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.31% 20.96% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5709 6468 6037
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 496 485
Median hourly rate £28.15 £38.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.11% +108.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.54 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.48
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.39%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +10 75 £400 +14.28% 31
London -3 28 £431 +26.83% 9
South East +6 24 £450 +28.57% 6
Scotland +27 13 £350 -16.16%
Milton Keynes +17 11 £350 +6.87%
Buckinghamshire +14 11 £350 +6.87%
Hampshire +12 9 £460 +15.00% 2
Edinburgh +26 6 £475 -
West Midlands +4 6 £350 +16.66% 1
East of England +2 6 £375 +15.38% 2
Renfrewshire +25 5 £340 -18.56%
West Yorkshire +20 5 £388 -3.12% 2
Yorkshire +16 5 £388 -3.12% 2
Leeds +10 5 £388 -3.12%
Winchester 0 5 £450 +12.50%
Birmingham - 5 £350 -
Erskine +25 4 £340 -18.56%
South West +5 3 £300 -17.24% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £300 -
City of London -4 3 £418 -27.39% 3
North West +22 2 £263 -12.50% 5
Berkshire +6 2 £331 -6.02% 1
West Sussex +4 2 - -
Wiltshire -4 2 £288 -23.33% 1
Portsmouth - 2 £470 -
Gatwick - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £413 -
Slough +8 1 £350 -0.70%
Leicestershire +6 1 - -
East Midlands +6 1 - - 4

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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).

1 190 (100.00%) VMware
2 116 (61.05%) Windows
3 111 (58.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 92 (48.42%) Microsoft
5 88 (46.32%) Active Directory
6 83 (43.68%) ITIL
7 79 (41.58%) Windows Server
8 77 (40.53%) vSphere
9 74 (38.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 69 (36.32%) SAN
11 63 (33.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 56 (29.47%) Cisco
13 55 (28.95%) DNS
13 55 (28.95%) MCSE
14 54 (28.42%) Windows Server 2008
15 52 (27.37%) Linux
16 47 (24.74%) Cisco Certification
16 47 (24.74%) PowerShell
17 46 (24.21%) Data Centre
18 45 (23.68%) Security Cleared
19 43 (22.63%) Citrix
20 42 (22.11%) DHCP
21 35 (18.42%) MS Excel
22 33 (17.37%) Firewall
23 32 (16.84%) SC Cleared
24 31 (16.32%) vRealize
24 31 (16.32%) WAN
25 29 (15.26%) HP
26 28 (14.74%) LAN
26 28 (14.74%) SQL

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 21 (11.05%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.42%) IIS
3 12 (6.32%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.68%) Skype for Business
6 6 (3.16%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.53%) Apache
9 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.53%) SAS
9 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 35 (18.42%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.32%) MS Office
3 6 (3.16%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (6.84%) Office 365
4 12 (6.32%) IaaS
5 5 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.63%) SaaS
6 4 (2.11%) PaaS
7 3 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.05%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 69 (36.32%) SAN
2 55 (28.95%) DNS
3 42 (22.11%) DHCP
4 33 (17.37%) Firewall
5 31 (16.32%) WAN
6 28 (14.74%) LAN
7 27 (14.21%) NAS
8 20 (10.53%) VPN
9 19 (10.00%) VSAN
10 15 (7.89%) TCP/IP
11 8 (4.21%) VLAN
12 6 (3.16%) iSCSI
13 5 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (2.63%) Skype
14 4 (2.11%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (2.11%) HTTP
14 4 (2.11%) NetScaler
14 4 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (2.11%) VoIP
14 4 (2.11%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.05%) CouchDB
2 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.05%) Redis
2 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.53%) MySQL
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.53%) MSI
General
1 23 (12.11%) Finance
2 13 (6.84%) Back Office
3 8 (4.21%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.63%) Legal
5 4 (2.11%) Advertising
6 3 (1.58%) Games
7 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.53%) Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Local Government
8 1 (0.53%) Retail
8 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (14.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (12.63%) VMware Engineer
3 22 (11.58%) Architect
4 21 (11.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 19 (10.00%) VMware Specialist
6 17 (8.95%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (7.89%) Administrator
7 15 (7.89%) Support Engineer
8 14 (7.37%) Consultant
9 13 (6.84%) VMWare Administrator
10 12 (6.32%) Analyst
11 10 (5.26%) Virtualisation Specialist
11 10 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
11 10 (5.26%) Wintel Support
12 9 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 8 (4.21%) Systems Administrator
13 8 (4.21%) VMware Consultant
14 7 (3.68%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 6 (3.16%) IT Engineer
15 6 (3.16%) Senior VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.63%) REST
2 2 (1.05%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.05%) CSS
2 2 (1.05%) HTML
2 2 (1.05%) J2EE
2 2 (1.05%) jQuery
2 2 (1.05%) Memcached
2 2 (1.05%) Spring
2 2 (1.05%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.53%) .NET
3 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.53%) LAMP
3 1 (0.53%) SAML
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.53%) SOAP
3 1 (0.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (24.21%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.00%) VCE vBlock
3 13 (6.84%) EMC VNX
4 8 (4.21%) Hedge funds
4 8 (4.21%) Replication
5 7 (3.68%) Private Cloud
6 6 (3.16%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.63%) Clustering
7 5 (2.63%) EMC VMAX
7 5 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (2.11%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.58%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.58%) CLARiiON
9 3 (1.58%) Symmetrix
10 2 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.05%) Blog
10 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (1.05%) PKI
10 2 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 116 (61.05%) Windows
2 79 (41.58%) Windows Server
3 63 (33.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 54 (28.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (27.37%) Linux
6 28 (14.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (12.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (6.84%) CentOS
9 9 (4.74%) Solaris
9 9 (4.74%) Windows 7
10 6 (3.16%) Unix
11 3 (1.58%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (1.58%) SUSE
11 3 (1.58%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.58%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.05%) HPUX
12 2 (1.05%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (43.68%) ITIL
2 25 (13.16%) Migration
3 19 (10.00%) Change Management
4 17 (8.95%) Performance Tuning
5 15 (7.89%) DevOps
6 13 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (6.32%) Capacity Management
8 11 (5.79%) ITIL V2
8 11 (5.79%) Server Patching
9 10 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (5.26%) Service Management
10 9 (4.74%) Converged Infrastructure
10 9 (4.74%) Incident Management
10 9 (4.74%) Virtual Environments
11 8 (4.21%) Information Security
11 8 (4.21%) Problem Management
11 8 (4.21%) Server Building
12 7 (3.68%) Project Management
12 7 (3.68%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (3.16%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (24.74%) PowerShell
2 28 (14.74%) SQL
3 5 (2.63%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.63%) VBScript
4 3 (1.58%) Java
5 2 (1.05%) PHP
6 1 (0.53%) C
6 1 (0.53%) Perl
6 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.53%) R
6 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.53%) VB
6 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 74 (38.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (28.95%) MCSE
3 47 (24.74%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (23.68%) Security Cleared
5 32 (16.84%) SC Cleared
6 27 (14.21%) CCNA
7 19 (10.00%) MCITP
7 19 (10.00%) MCSA
8 17 (8.95%) CCNP
8 17 (8.95%) VCAP
9 16 (8.42%) VCP5
10 15 (7.89%) DV Cleared
11 14 (7.37%) Citrix Certification
11 14 (7.37%) VCP6
12 9 (4.74%) MCP
13 8 (4.21%) CISSP
14 5 (2.63%) CCA
14 5 (2.63%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (2.11%) Degree
15 4 (2.11%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.42%) SLA
2 4 (2.11%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.11%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.53%) GCP
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 111 (58.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (46.32%) Active Directory
3 77 (40.53%) vSphere
4 28 (14.74%) VMware ESX
5 23 (12.11%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (10.00%) vCloud
7 17 (8.95%) Hyper-V
8 16 (8.42%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (7.89%) XenApp
10 12 (6.32%) Docker
11 7 (3.68%) VMware Server
12 6 (3.16%) ISA Server
12 6 (3.16%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (2.63%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (2.63%) UAG
13 5 (2.63%) XenDesktop
14 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (1.58%) NFS
16 2 (1.05%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 31 (16.32%) vRealize
2 28 (14.74%) SCCM
3 19 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 19 (10.00%) PowerCLI
4 18 (9.47%) SCOM
5 11 (5.79%) Puppet
6 9 (4.74%) vMotion
7 8 (4.21%) Backup Exec
8 6 (3.16%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (2.63%) WMI
10 4 (2.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (1.05%) DameWare
12 2 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (1.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 1 (0.53%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 190 (100.00%) VMware
2 92 (48.42%) Microsoft
3 56 (29.47%) Cisco
4 43 (22.63%) Citrix
5 29 (15.26%) HP
6 27 (14.21%) EMC
7 24 (12.63%) Red Hat
8 21 (11.05%) NetApp
9 16 (8.42%) Intel Security
10 13 (6.84%) 3PAR
10 13 (6.84%) Symantec
11 12 (6.32%) Veeam
12 11 (5.79%) Dell
13 7 (3.68%) Forcepoint
13 7 (3.68%) IBM
13 7 (3.68%) Oracle
14 6 (3.16%) Google
14 6 (3.16%) Veritas
15 5 (2.63%) Canon
15 5 (2.63%) CheckPoint
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum + £5,800 car allowance + great package
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