The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England / East Midlands
Rank 95 93 87
Rank change year-on-year -2 -6  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.33% 0.12% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.81% 0.67% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £204 £250 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.50% +78.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £381 £325
% change year-on-year -6.55% +17.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
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 the East Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 277 299 268
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 18.55% 18.42% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 191 153
Median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 18
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £9.87 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £20.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the East Midlands

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the East Midlands

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Northamptonshire -3 2 £204 -18.50%
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
Leicestershire -4 1 - -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

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

1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
4 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (40.00%) CCNA
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) EMC
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Terminal Server
4 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
4 2 (40.00%) Network Architecture
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (20.00%) Local Government
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity
2 2 (40.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Network Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) People Management
2 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Team Management
3 1 (20.00%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) MCSE
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) Terminal Server
3 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) AirWatch
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) EMC
5 1 (20.00%) Apple