The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 34 38
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.56% 0.94% 1.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.77% 9.38% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Median daily rate - £360 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.86%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.75 -
% change year-on-year -43.04% -  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 53 32 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 14.89% 10.00% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 23 76
Median daily rate £433 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £316 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £508 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 7
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -5.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in Bedfordshire

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in Bedfordshire

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Luton -3 2 - -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) CCA
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) CMMI
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 2 (100.00%) High Availability
1 2 (100.00%) VCAP
1 2 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 2 (100.00%) Business Transformation
1 2 (100.00%) Skype
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 2 (100.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (100.00%) Business Transformation
1 2 (100.00%) CMMI
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) High Availability
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCA
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware