The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 109 112
Rank change year-on-year +12 +3  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 8 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.44% 0.67% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.86% 2.31% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 6
Median daily rate £575 £475 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.05% +19.49%  
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 Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 431 694 506
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.58% 29.15% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 333 213
Median daily rate £438 £385 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -3.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £251 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 34 33
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -41.99%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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

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

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

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in Berkshire

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire 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
Windsor -2 4 £575 +15.00%
Reading +11 2 - - 1
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
South East

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 Berkshire region with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) vSphere
3 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 6 (54.55%) ITIL
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (36.36%) RHCE
4 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
4 4 (36.36%) Nagios
4 4 (36.36%) Data Management
4 4 (36.36%) CCNP
4 4 (36.36%) CCNA
4 4 (36.36%) EMC
4 4 (36.36%) Python
4 4 (36.36%) Perl
4 4 (36.36%) CentOS
4 4 (36.36%) DevOps
4 4 (36.36%) RHCSA
4 4 (36.36%) EMC VNX
4 4 (36.36%) Puppet
4 4 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (36.36%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (36.36%) vCenter Server
5 3 (27.27%) Unix
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) CCIE
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) Active Directory

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Administrator
1 4 (36.36%) Linux Administrator
1 4 (36.36%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 4 (36.36%) Nagios Administrator
1 4 (36.36%) Senior Linux Administrator
1 4 (36.36%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
1 4 (36.36%) Senior Systems Administrator
1 4 (36.36%) Senior VMWare Administrator
1 4 (36.36%) VMWare Administrator
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cloud Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Network Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) CentOS
3 3 (27.27%) Unix
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Data Management
2 4 (36.36%) DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
3 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 2 (18.18%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Perl
1 4 (36.36%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (36.36%) CCNA
2 4 (36.36%) CCNP
2 4 (36.36%) RHCE
2 4 (36.36%) RHCSA
3 2 (18.18%) CCIE
3 2 (18.18%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) vSphere
2 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Nagios
1 4 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (36.36%) Puppet
1 4 (36.36%) vCenter Server
2 2 (18.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) EMC
3 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) NetApp