The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 153 198
Rank change year-on-year -9 +45  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 4 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% 0.36% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 2.14% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 7
Median daily rate £475 £370 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.37% -12.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £287 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £520 £513
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 the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 470 560 763
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.40% 16.63% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 916 1100
Median daily rate £475 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £286 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 36
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.51% -18.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.13 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £95.50 £48.75
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 the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the City of London

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the City of London

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the City of London

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 City of London region with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
3 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 9 (69.23%) SCCM
3 9 (69.23%) vSphere
4 7 (53.85%) vCenter Server
4 7 (53.85%) SCOM
4 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (53.85%) PowerShell
5 6 (46.15%) Citrix
5 6 (46.15%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
6 5 (38.46%) ServiceNow
6 5 (38.46%) ITIL
6 5 (38.46%) Service Management
6 5 (38.46%) Finance
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (30.77%) SAN
7 4 (30.77%) HP
7 4 (30.77%) MCSE
7 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
7 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (23.08%) AppSense
8 3 (23.08%) VCP6
8 3 (23.08%) 3PAR
8 3 (23.08%) Office 365
9 2 (15.38%) High Availability
9 2 (15.38%) NetScaler

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) NetScaler
2 2 (15.38%) VSAN
3 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
3 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) SCCM Architect
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Support
4 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Server Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Storage Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) BYOD
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
1 2 (15.38%) Hedge funds
1 2 (15.38%) PKI
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) EMC VNX
2 1 (7.69%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Service Management
3 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
4 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) High Availability
4 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
5 1 (7.69%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (7.69%) IT Asset Management
5 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
5 1 (7.69%) Security Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) Statistics
5 1 (7.69%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) MCSE
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (23.08%) VCP6
3 1 (7.69%) CCA
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 9 (69.23%) vSphere
3 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (15.38%) DFS Replication
6 2 (15.38%) XenApp
7 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
7 1 (7.69%) ISA Server
7 1 (7.69%) Terminal Server
7 1 (7.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (69.23%) SCCM
2 7 (53.85%) SCOM
2 7 (53.85%) vCenter Server
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) Citrix
4 5 (38.46%) ServiceNow
5 4 (30.77%) HP
6 3 (23.08%) 3PAR
6 3 (23.08%) AppSense
7 1 (7.69%) Brocade
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco
7 1 (7.69%) EMC
7 1 (7.69%) Symantec