The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for VCP5 qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 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 5 (VCP5)
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 589 626 602
Rank change year-on-year +37 -24  
Contract jobs citing VCP5 1 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.002% 0.022% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.012% 0.10% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 12
Median daily rate £550 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.77% +2.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £370 £400
% change year-on-year - -7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 -

VCP5 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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8382 10634 9598
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.47% 21.47% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5031 6702 5651
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 358 485
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £23.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.97 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

VCP5
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing VCP5 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for VCP5 in England

VCP5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VCP5 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for VCP5 in England

VCP5
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCP5 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VCP5 in England

VCP5
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VCP5 within the England region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
London +15 1 £550 -
VCP5
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VCP5 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 England region with a requirement for VCP5.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) EdgeSight
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenServer
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) VCP4
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Brocade
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Linux

VCP5
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (50.00%) SMTP
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Platform Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) CCEA
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) RHCE
2 1 (50.00%) VCP4
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (50.00%) Terminal Server
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
1 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (50.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) EdgeSight
1 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) Brocade
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat