Period
to 20 October 2017

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 6 months to 20 October 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
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 818 855 819
Rank change year-on-year +37 -36 -16
Contract jobs citing VCP5 9 19 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.010% 0.019% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.053% 0.093% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 28
England median daily rate £431 £380 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.49% -1.94% +12.73%
10th Percentile £263 £320 £329
90th Percentile £523 £485 £442
UK median daily rate £388 £390 £388
% change year-on-year -0.64% +0.65% +8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £37.96
UK median hourly rate - - £37.96

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 contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17098 20514 20387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.72% 20.84% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10457 12782 12381
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £238 £245 £250
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 817 748 987
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.31 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +12.49% +15.38%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.65
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.83 £49.60
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £26.74 £23.75
% change year-on-year +2.83% +12.60% +21.79%

VCP5
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VCP5 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VCP5 in England over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +15 6 £500 +15.61% 1
Midlands +38 3 £275 -8.33% 1
West Midlands +26 3 £275 -8.33% 1
VCP5
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 8 (88.89%) VMware
1 8 (88.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (33.33%) VCP6
4 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (33.33%) SCCM
4 3 (33.33%) Advertising
4 3 (33.33%) NetBackup
4 3 (33.33%) EMC
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (33.33%) RHCE
4 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (22.22%) SAN
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) CCA
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft

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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
2 1 (11.11%) SMTP
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Advertising
3 2 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Collaboration Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) IT Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) NetApp Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (22.22%) CentOS
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 1 (11.11%) MOF
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (33.33%) RHCE
2 3 (33.33%) VCP6
3 2 (22.22%) CCA
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) CCNP
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (22.22%) MCITP
4 1 (11.11%) CCEA
4 1 (11.11%) MCSE
4 1 (11.11%) MCTS
4 1 (11.11%) NCSA
4 1 (11.11%) VCP4
4 1 (11.11%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) COBIT
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) vSphere
4 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (11.11%) Terminal Server
4 1 (11.11%) vCloud
4 1 (11.11%) XenApp
4 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
4 1 (11.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (11.11%) EdgeSight
3 1 (11.11%) SCOM
3 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) EMC
3 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (22.22%) Brocade
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) AppSense
5 1 (11.11%) CommVault
5 1 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (11.11%) NetApp
5 1 (11.11%) Veritas