The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 March 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 / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 73 87
Rank change year-on-year -5 +14  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 7 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.69% 0.38% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.81% 1.63% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Median daily rate £350 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +25.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £425 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £429 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £381 £325
% change year-on-year -8.19% +17.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £58.75 £44.75
% change year-on-year -40.42% +31.28%  

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 Buckinghamshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 386 245 312
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 37.88% 23.49% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 158 163
Median daily rate £425 £413 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +20.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 11
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.40% +64.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

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

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

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

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

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

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Milton Keynes +4 7 £350 -17.64% 3
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
South East

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (94.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (77.78%) ITIL
4 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
5 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (50.00%) SCCM
5 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (50.00%) Linux
6 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 8 (44.44%) DNS
6 8 (44.44%) Change Management
6 8 (44.44%) Firewall
6 8 (44.44%) Red Hat
6 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (44.44%) vCloud
6 8 (44.44%) ITIL V2
6 8 (44.44%) Docker
6 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
6 8 (44.44%) vRealize
6 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
6 8 (44.44%) CentOS
6 8 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (44.44%) Puppet
6 8 (44.44%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (38.89%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (38.89%) Capacity Management

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 6 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) DNS
1 8 (44.44%) Firewall
2 7 (38.89%) DHCP
2 7 (38.89%) WAN
3 6 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security
4 2 (11.11%) SAN
5 1 (5.56%) BIG-IP
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (5.56%) HTTP
5 1 (5.56%) IPsec
5 1 (5.56%) NAS
5 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.56%) SSL
5 1 (5.56%) Wireless
5 1 (5.56%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MSI
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Automation Specialist
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Data Centre Specialist
2 4 (22.22%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) VMware Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) VMWare Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Wintel Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Security Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) PKI
3 1 (5.56%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Linux
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (44.44%) CentOS
3 8 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.56%) Windows NT
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) ITIL
2 8 (44.44%) Change Management
2 8 (44.44%) ITIL V2
3 7 (38.89%) Capacity Management
3 7 (38.89%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.56%) Build Automation
6 1 (5.56%) DNA
6 1 (5.56%) Email Filtering
6 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.56%) Presales
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Server Building
6 1 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (5.56%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VB
2 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) CCNA
3 6 (33.33%) CCNP
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (33.33%) MCSA
4 4 (22.22%) DV Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) MCSE
6 2 (11.11%) VCP5
7 1 (5.56%) CCA
7 1 (5.56%) CCAA
7 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (94.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) Docker
2 8 (44.44%) vCloud
2 8 (44.44%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 6 (33.33%) ISA Server
4 5 (27.78%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (27.78%) UAG
5 2 (11.11%) XenApp
5 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (5.56%) Terminal Server
6 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) SCCM
2 8 (44.44%) Puppet
2 8 (44.44%) vRealize
3 4 (22.22%) SCOM
4 2 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (5.56%) AppDNA
5 1 (5.56%) EdgeSight
5 1 (5.56%) FortiGate
5 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (5.56%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 8 (44.44%) Red Hat
4 7 (38.89%) Cisco
4 7 (38.89%) Forcepoint
5 3 (16.67%) Remedy
6 2 (11.11%) Citrix
6 2 (11.11%) Computacenter
7 1 (5.56%) AppSense
7 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
7 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.56%) Clearswift
7 1 (5.56%) CommVault
7 1 (5.56%) EMC
7 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.56%) Genesys
7 1 (5.56%) HP
7 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
7 1 (5.56%) Juniper
7 1 (5.56%) NetApp