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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
Rank 516 525 477
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -48
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 79 103 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 0.93% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 69 83
Median daily rate £371 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £426 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +106.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £37.40 £20.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-41.66% +73.91%

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
9420 11061 10597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.76% 21.25% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6071 6866 6058
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 445 496
Median hourly rate £30.91 £37.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.57% +72.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.69 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +84.44%

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 23 February 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)
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 February 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 +21 74 £364 -3.00% 48
London +26 31 £425 +8.97% 17
South East +9 21 £356 -2.06% 16
Milton Keynes - 7 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £350 - 1
Edinburgh +25 5 £475 -
Scotland +21 5 £475 +13.77% 2
Berkshire +17 5 £365 -2.99% 4
Hampshire +3 5 £475 +18.75% 7
West Yorkshire +18 4 £375 -6.25% 3
Yorkshire +9 4 £375 -6.25% 3
West Midlands +9 4 £346 - 1
Leeds +7 4 £375 -6.25% 2
South West +2 4 £288 -23.33% 1
East of England 0 4 £338 +3.84% 4
City of London - 4 £382 - 4
North West +22 3 £281 -22.41% 5
Slough +9 3 £380 +7.80%
East Midlands +3 3 £204 -18.50%
Winchester -4 3 £475 +18.75%
Middlesex +8 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +5 2 £338 -
Birmingham +1 2 £346 -
West Sussex -5 2 - - 1
Wiltshire -6 2 £288 -23.33%
Northamptonshire -8 2 £204 -18.50%
Ipswich - 2 - -
Gatwick - 2 - - 1
Suffolk - 2 - -
Manchester +15 1 £300 - 3

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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).

1 173 (100.00%) VMware
2 116 (67.05%) Windows
3 113 (65.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 88 (50.87%) Microsoft
5 82 (47.40%) ITIL
6 79 (45.66%) Active Directory
7 76 (43.93%) Windows Server
8 71 (41.04%) vSphere
8 71 (41.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 63 (36.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 59 (34.10%) Linux
11 54 (31.21%) PowerShell
12 52 (30.06%) MCSE
13 51 (29.48%) SAN
13 51 (29.48%) Windows Server 2008
14 49 (28.32%) Cisco
15 41 (23.70%) DNS
15 41 (23.70%) Security Cleared
15 41 (23.70%) Data Centre
16 40 (23.12%) Cisco Certification
17 35 (20.23%) Firewall
17 35 (20.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 34 (19.65%) SC Cleared
18 34 (19.65%) vRealize
18 34 (19.65%) Red Hat
19 33 (19.08%) Citrix
20 32 (18.50%) MS Excel
21 29 (16.76%) Migration
22 28 (16.18%) WAN
22 28 (16.18%) DHCP

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 18 (10.40%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.83%) IIS
3 9 (5.20%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.89%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.73%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.58%) Apache
8 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.58%) SAS
8 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 32 (18.50%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.94%) MS Office
3 5 (2.89%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (5.20%) IaaS
3 9 (5.20%) Office 365
4 5 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.89%) PaaS
5 3 (1.73%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.16%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (29.48%) SAN
2 41 (23.70%) DNS
3 35 (20.23%) Firewall
4 28 (16.18%) DHCP
4 28 (16.18%) WAN
5 25 (14.45%) LAN
6 22 (12.72%) NAS
7 19 (10.98%) VSAN
8 12 (6.94%) TCP/IP
8 12 (6.94%) VPN
9 10 (5.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (4.62%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (4.05%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (4.05%) VLAN
12 6 (3.47%) Skype
12 6 (3.47%) VXLAN
13 4 (2.31%) HTTP
13 4 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (2.31%) VoIP
14 3 (1.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.16%) CouchDB
4 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.16%) Redis
4 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.58%) MySQL
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.16%) MSI
3 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (9.25%) Finance
2 9 (5.20%) Back Office
3 6 (3.47%) Law
3 6 (3.47%) Legal
4 3 (1.73%) Games
5 2 (1.16%) Advertising
5 2 (1.16%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.58%) Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Local Government
6 1 (0.58%) Retail
6 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (16.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (14.45%) VMware Engineer
3 20 (11.56%) VMware Specialist
4 15 (8.67%) Architect
4 15 (8.67%) Consultant
5 13 (7.51%) Analyst
6 10 (5.78%) Administrator
6 10 (5.78%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 9 (5.20%) Support Engineer
7 9 (5.20%) VMware Consultant
8 8 (4.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (4.05%) VMWare Administrator
9 7 (4.05%) Wintel Engineer
10 6 (3.47%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 6 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.47%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 5 (2.89%) IT Engineer
11 5 (2.89%) VMware Architect
11 5 (2.89%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.73%) J2EE
1 3 (1.73%) REST
1 3 (1.73%) RESTful
2 2 (1.16%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.16%) CSS
2 2 (1.16%) HTML
2 2 (1.16%) jQuery
2 2 (1.16%) Memcached
2 2 (1.16%) Spring
3 1 (0.58%) .NET
3 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.58%) Java EE
3 1 (0.58%) LAMP
3 1 (0.58%) SAML
3 1 (0.58%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.58%) SOAP
3 1 (0.58%) Web Services
3 1 (0.58%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 41 (23.70%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 14 (8.09%) EMC VNX
4 12 (6.94%) Clustering
5 8 (4.62%) Replication
6 6 (3.47%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.89%) EMC VMAX
7 5 (2.89%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (2.31%) FlexPod
8 4 (2.31%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.73%) CLARiiON
9 3 (1.73%) HP Storage
9 3 (1.73%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.73%) Symmetrix
10 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (1.16%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.16%) PKI
11 1 (0.58%) Blog
11 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 116 (67.05%) Windows
2 76 (43.93%) Windows Server
3 63 (36.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 59 (34.10%) Linux
5 51 (29.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (20.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (15.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (10.98%) CentOS
9 7 (4.05%) Unix
10 4 (2.31%) Solaris
10 4 (2.31%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.73%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (1.73%) SUSE
11 3 (1.73%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.73%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.73%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.16%) HPUX
12 2 (1.16%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.16%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (47.40%) ITIL
2 29 (16.76%) Migration
3 21 (12.14%) Change Management
4 17 (9.83%) Performance Tuning
4 17 (9.83%) Service Management
5 14 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (6.94%) DevOps
7 11 (6.36%) Capacity Management
7 11 (6.36%) ITIL V2
7 11 (6.36%) ITIL V3
8 10 (5.78%) Virtual Environments
9 9 (5.20%) Converged Infrastructure
9 9 (5.20%) ITSM
10 8 (4.62%) Problem Management
11 6 (3.47%) Incident Management
11 6 (3.47%) Network Management
11 6 (3.47%) Project Management
11 6 (3.47%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (2.89%) Information Security
12 5 (2.89%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (31.21%) PowerShell
2 25 (14.45%) SQL
3 6 (3.47%) C#
3 6 (3.47%) Python
4 5 (2.89%) Java
4 5 (2.89%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.31%) VBScript
6 2 (1.16%) C
6 2 (1.16%) VB
7 1 (0.58%) Perl
7 1 (0.58%) PHP
7 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.58%) R
7 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 71 (41.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (30.06%) MCSE
3 41 (23.70%) Security Cleared
4 40 (23.12%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (19.65%) SC Cleared
6 23 (13.29%) CCNA
7 16 (9.25%) Citrix Certification
8 14 (8.09%) CCNP
8 14 (8.09%) MCP
8 14 (8.09%) VCAP
9 11 (6.36%) MCSA
9 11 (6.36%) VCP6
10 9 (5.20%) MCITP
11 8 (4.62%) DV Cleared
11 8 (4.62%) VCP5
12 6 (3.47%) CCA
13 5 (2.89%) RHCE
14 4 (2.31%) Degree
14 4 (2.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (1.16%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.20%) SLA
2 3 (1.73%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.16%) QA
4 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.58%) GCP
4 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 113 (65.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (45.66%) Active Directory
3 71 (41.04%) vSphere
4 26 (15.03%) Hyper-V
5 25 (14.45%) VMware ESX
6 23 (13.29%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (10.40%) vCloud
8 15 (8.67%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (7.51%) Docker
10 12 (6.94%) XenApp
11 7 (4.05%) ISA Server
11 7 (4.05%) UAG
11 7 (4.05%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (4.05%) VMware Server
11 7 (4.05%) XenDesktop
12 6 (3.47%) Terminal Server
13 5 (2.89%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 34 (19.65%) vRealize
2 22 (12.72%) SCCM
3 21 (12.14%) PowerCLI
4 15 (8.67%) NetBackup
5 14 (8.09%) SCOM
6 11 (6.36%) Puppet
6 11 (6.36%) vMotion
7 9 (5.20%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (4.05%) Backup Exec
9 6 (3.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (3.47%) WMI
10 5 (2.89%) Ansible
10 5 (2.89%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (2.89%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (2.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (1.73%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (1.16%) Failover Clustering
13 2 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
14 1 (0.58%) DameWare
Vendors
1 173 (100.00%) VMware
2 88 (50.87%) Microsoft
3 49 (28.32%) Cisco
4 34 (19.65%) Red Hat
5 33 (19.08%) Citrix
6 25 (14.45%) EMC
7 24 (13.87%) HP
8 15 (8.67%) NetApp
9 14 (8.09%) Symantec
10 13 (7.51%) 3PAR
11 12 (6.94%) Intel Security
12 10 (5.78%) Veeam
13 7 (4.05%) Forcepoint
13 7 (4.05%) SolarWinds
14 6 (3.47%) Brocade
14 6 (3.47%) Dell
14 6 (3.47%) Intel
14 6 (3.47%) Lumension
14 6 (3.47%) Splunk
15 5 (2.89%) EqualLogic
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