The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 - 76
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.16% - 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.04% - 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £325 - £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £370
% change year-on-year -9.37% +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £37.75 -
% change year-on-year -52.31% -  

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 Cheshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 96 210 152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.24% 22.90% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 131 71
Median daily rate £315 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £305 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £532 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 20
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.78% +193.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.50 £59.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

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

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

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Application Packaging
1 1 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (100.00%) NetScaler
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (100.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Application Packaging
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware