The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 91 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 -  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 2 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.16% 0.52% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.41% 5.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £300 £431 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.43% -  
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 Edinburgh.

Academic & Professional Certification
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 142 133 134
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 11.62% 9.85% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 124 129
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £243 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% +32.81%  
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 Edinburgh

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) vSphere
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Ansible
2 4 (66.67%) VCP6
2 4 (66.67%) vRealize
2 4 (66.67%) PaaS
2 4 (66.67%) VCAP
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) DevOps
3 3 (50.00%) VXLAN
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (33.33%) OpenShift
4 2 (33.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 2 (33.33%) Docker
4 2 (33.33%) EMC VNX
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) J2EE
4 2 (33.33%) CCNP
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) EMC
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat

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

Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) PaaS
2 2 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (33.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) VXLAN
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) BGP
3 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
3 1 (16.67%) OSPF
3 1 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) J2EE
1 2 (33.33%) Java EE
1 2 (33.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) EMC VNX
1 2 (33.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 1 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) DevOps
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (33.33%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) VCAP
1 4 (66.67%) VCP6
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) vSphere
2 2 (33.33%) Docker
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Ansible
1 4 (66.67%) vRealize
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) EMC
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat