Period
to 15 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 15 July 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 485 644 713
Rank change year-on-year +159 +69 -39
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 70 180 138
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.82% 1.12% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 118 85
Median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £268 £336 £236
90th Percentile £631 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 5
Median hourly rate £39.50 £34.51 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.46% -26.57% +88.00%
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £34.51 £47.00
% change year-on-year +14.46% -26.57% +88.00%

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 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 8,496 16,085 17,839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 24.01% 18.96% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,106 9,760 10,633
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £299 £270 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 718 844
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £57.62 £50.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.91
% change year-on-year - +40.53% -16.98%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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

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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in England.

Daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in England

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in England over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in England

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in England.

Hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in England

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
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 VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the England region over the 6 months to 15 July 2020. 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 +183 36 £450 -2.70% 2
South East +129 21 £400 -15.79%
South West +41 6 - - 1
North of England +96 4 £463 +3.99% 7
North West +71 4 £463 +5.17% 5
Midlands +78 3 £750 +42.86% 1
West Midlands +63 3 £750 +42.86% 1
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 70 (100.00%) VMware
2 55 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (67.14%) Windows
4 45 (64.29%) Active Directory
5 34 (48.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (45.71%) Microsoft
7 30 (42.86%) Windows Server
8 29 (41.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (40.00%) MCSE
10 27 (38.57%) ITIL
11 25 (35.71%) PowerShell
12 22 (31.43%) vSphere
12 22 (31.43%) Windows Server 2016
13 19 (27.14%) Security Cleared
13 19 (27.14%) Data Centre
14 18 (25.71%) SC Cleared
15 16 (22.86%) Cisco
16 15 (21.43%) Banking
16 15 (21.43%) vRealize
17 13 (18.57%) Azure
17 13 (18.57%) DNS
17 13 (18.57%) MCSA
17 13 (18.57%) SAN
17 13 (18.57%) Cisco Certification
18 12 (17.14%) CCNA
18 12 (17.14%) SIEM
19 11 (15.71%) VCP6
19 11 (15.71%) AWS
19 11 (15.71%) Linux
19 11 (15.71%) DHCP

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
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 6 (8.57%) Confluence
1 6 (8.57%) IIS
2 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.29%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.86%) Apache
3 2 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.86%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.57%) Azure
2 11 (15.71%) AWS
3 7 (10.00%) Office 365
4 4 (5.71%) IaaS
5 3 (4.29%) PaaS
6 2 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.43%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.43%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.43%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.57%) DNS
1 13 (18.57%) SAN
2 11 (15.71%) DHCP
3 9 (12.86%) Firewall
3 9 (12.86%) Network Security
4 6 (8.57%) NAS
5 5 (7.14%) iSCSI
5 5 (7.14%) LAN
5 5 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.14%) WAN
6 3 (4.29%) NetScaler
6 3 (4.29%) VSAN
7 2 (2.86%) SMTP
7 2 (2.86%) VPN
8 1 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.43%) DMVPN
8 1 (1.43%) Multicast
8 1 (1.43%) Skype
8 1 (1.43%) SSL
8 1 (1.43%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (8.57%) JIRA
2 3 (4.29%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (21.43%) Banking
2 11 (15.71%) Finance
3 5 (7.14%) Public Sector
3 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.29%) Military
5 1 (1.43%) Law
5 1 (1.43%) Legal
5 1 (1.43%) Police
Job Titles
1 27 (38.57%) VMware Engineer
2 20 (28.57%) Server Engineer
3 14 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 14 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) Architect
6 8 (11.43%) Consultant
7 7 (10.00%) Analyst
8 6 (8.57%) VMware Consultant
9 5 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
10 4 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 3 (4.29%) Active Directory Support Analyst
11 3 (4.29%) IT Architect
11 3 (4.29%) IT Manager
11 3 (4.29%) Principal Architect
11 3 (4.29%) Support Analyst
11 3 (4.29%) Technical Architect
11 3 (4.29%) Test Engineer
11 3 (4.29%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) Flash
2 1 (1.43%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.14%) Data Centre
2 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.14%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.71%) PKI
5 3 (4.29%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.29%) Clustering
5 3 (4.29%) Driving Licence
5 3 (4.29%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.86%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.43%) Replication
7 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 47 (67.14%) Windows
2 30 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 29 (41.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (31.43%) Windows Server 2016
5 11 (15.71%) Linux
6 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (7.14%) Windows 10
8 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.43%) CentOS
10 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.57%) ITIL
2 12 (17.14%) SIEM
3 10 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (12.86%) Change Management
5 8 (11.43%) Migration
5 8 (11.43%) Service Delivery
5 8 (11.43%) TOGAF
6 6 (8.57%) DevOps
7 5 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 5 (7.14%) Matrix Organization
7 5 (7.14%) Network Virtualisation
7 5 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.71%) Business Continuity
8 4 (5.71%) Capacity Management
8 4 (5.71%) Critical Thinking
8 4 (5.71%) Server Virtualisation
8 4 (5.71%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.43%) C
3 1 (1.43%) Perl
3 1 (1.43%) PHP
3 1 (1.43%) Python
3 1 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (48.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (40.00%) MCSE
3 19 (27.14%) Security Cleared
4 18 (25.71%) SC Cleared
5 13 (18.57%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (18.57%) MCSA
6 12 (17.14%) CCNA
7 11 (15.71%) VCP6
8 10 (14.29%) CCNP
9 8 (11.43%) DV Cleared
10 6 (8.57%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (8.57%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (5.71%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (5.71%) CISSP
12 4 (5.71%) VCAP
13 3 (4.29%) CISA
13 3 (4.29%) CIW
13 3 (4.29%) MCITP
14 2 (2.86%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) SLA
2 2 (2.86%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.43%) NCSC
System Software
1 55 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (64.29%) Active Directory
3 22 (31.43%) vSphere
4 10 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (14.29%) VMware NSX
5 7 (10.00%) XenApp
6 5 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 5 (7.14%) NFS
6 5 (7.14%) vCloud
6 5 (7.14%) XenDesktop
7 3 (4.29%) UAG
8 2 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.43%) Docker
9 1 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (21.43%) vRealize
2 6 (8.57%) Ansible
2 6 (8.57%) vCenter Server
3 4 (5.71%) NetBackup
4 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.29%) Puppet
4 3 (4.29%) SCCM
4 3 (4.29%) Terraform
4 3 (4.29%) vMotion
5 2 (2.86%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.86%) Nessus
5 2 (2.86%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (2.86%) ThinApp
5 2 (2.86%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 2 (2.86%) WSUS
6 1 (1.43%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.43%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.43%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 70 (100.00%) VMware
2 32 (45.71%) Microsoft
3 16 (22.86%) Cisco
4 8 (11.43%) Citrix
5 7 (10.00%) Dell
6 5 (7.14%) HP
7 4 (5.71%) NetApp
7 4 (5.71%) Veeam
8 3 (4.29%) Computacenter
8 3 (4.29%) EMC
8 3 (4.29%) Ivanti
8 3 (4.29%) Juniper
8 3 (4.29%) Remedy
8 3 (4.29%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.86%) Carbon Black
9 2 (2.86%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.86%) Hitachi
9 2 (2.86%) IBM
9 2 (2.86%) Proofpoint
9 2 (2.86%) Symantec