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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 8 August 2022 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
8 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 690 616 462
Rank change year-on-year -74 -154 +199
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 81 90 69
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.80% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 68 40
10th Percentile £329 £281 £330
25th Percentile £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £468 £463 £463
Median % change year-on-year +1.08% - +2.78%
75th Percentile £540 £525 £578
90th Percentile £614 £547 £653
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +3.33% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
10th Percentile - £40.21 -
25th Percentile - £40.84 £38.25
Median hourly rate - £43.72 £39.50
Median % change year-on-year - +10.68% +14.46%
75th Percentile - £45.77 £41.38
90th Percentile - £45.91 £41.75
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £43.72 £39.50
% change year-on-year -8.50% +10.68% +14.46%

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 14,746 11,286 7,757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.37% 19.41% 24.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,005 7,259 5,184
10th Percentile £350 £306 £295
25th Percentile £438 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £481
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.00% +1.21%
75th Percentile £638 £599 £575
90th Percentile £725 £680 £650
UK median daily rate £540 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 571 257
10th Percentile £13.41 £12.39 £15.00
25th Percentile £19.06 £16.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £32.00
Median % change year-on-year +40.63% - -11.11%
75th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £48.75
90th Percentile £73.78 £64.12 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £29.00 £31.81
% change year-on-year +55.17% -8.82% -13.98%

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 8 August 2022.

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 8 August 2022. 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
Jobs
London -56 25 £533 +6.50% 6
South West -26 20 £525 +23.53% 10
South East -20 14 £455 +20.53% 7
East of England - 6 £400 - 5
North of England -34 5 £225 -55.00% 7
Midlands -25 4 £560 +64.71% 7
West Midlands - 4 £560 - 4
North West -39 3 £269 -46.25% 5
North East -4 2 £225 -20.00% 2
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 2022, 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 81 (100.00%) VMware
2 64 (79.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (54.32%) Windows
3 44 (54.32%) Microsoft
4 37 (45.68%) Cisco
5 33 (40.74%) Security Cleared
6 32 (39.51%) SC Cleared
6 32 (39.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (35.80%) Active Directory
8 28 (34.57%) Social Skills
9 27 (33.33%) Windows Server
10 26 (32.10%) vCenter Server
10 26 (32.10%) VMware ESXi
11 24 (29.63%) Azure
11 24 (29.63%) vSphere
11 24 (29.63%) MCSA
11 24 (29.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 22 (27.16%) Finance
13 21 (25.93%) HP
13 21 (25.93%) PowerShell
14 20 (24.69%) Data Centre
14 20 (24.69%) MCSE
14 20 (24.69%) Public Sector
15 19 (23.46%) VSAN
15 19 (23.46%) Linux
15 19 (23.46%) Citrix
16 18 (22.22%) AWS
17 17 (20.99%) DNS
17 17 (20.99%) VMware NSX
18 16 (19.75%) Dell

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 15 (18.52%) Confluence
2 7 (8.64%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.94%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.47%) IIS
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (17.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.23%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.23%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.23%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 24 (29.63%) Azure
2 18 (22.22%) AWS
3 7 (8.64%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (8.64%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (6.17%) GCP
4 5 (6.17%) OpenShift
5 4 (4.94%) Amazon EKS
5 4 (4.94%) Azure AKS
5 4 (4.94%) Google Kubernetes Engine
5 4 (4.94%) Tricentis Tosca
6 2 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.23%) Azure Stack
7 1 (1.23%) Nutanix
7 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.46%) VSAN
2 17 (20.99%) DNS
3 11 (13.58%) Firewall
4 8 (9.88%) DHCP
4 8 (9.88%) Network Security
4 8 (9.88%) SAN
4 8 (9.88%) TCP/IP
5 7 (8.64%) NAS
6 5 (6.17%) IPv4
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.47%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.23%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.23%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.23%) LAN
8 1 (1.23%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (1.23%) SSH
8 1 (1.23%) VLAN
8 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (18.52%) JIRA
2 13 (16.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 12 (14.81%) Bitbucket
3 12 (14.81%) Git (software)
4 9 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (34.57%) Social Skills
2 22 (27.16%) Finance
3 20 (24.69%) Public Sector
4 12 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (12.35%) Telecoms
6 7 (8.64%) Banking
7 5 (6.17%) Electronics
7 5 (6.17%) Manufacturing
7 5 (6.17%) Marketing
8 4 (4.94%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (1.23%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.23%) Law
9 1 (1.23%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 22 (27.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (23.46%) VMware Engineer
3 10 (12.35%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 9 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Data Centre Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) Architect
6 6 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Integration Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Wintel Support
7 5 (6.17%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (4.94%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) PowerShell Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Virtualisation Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.05%) REST
2 8 (9.88%) SOAP
3 1 (1.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.69%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 7 (8.64%) Enterprise Storage
3 7 (8.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 5 (6.17%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.47%) Clustering
5 2 (2.47%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.23%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.23%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.23%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.23%) PKI
6 1 (1.23%) Replication
6 1 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (54.32%) Windows
2 27 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 19 (23.46%) Linux
4 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2016
5 10 (12.35%) Windows 10
6 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.47%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (1.23%) Debian
10 1 (1.23%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.23%) Unix
10 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (19.75%) Service Management
3 15 (18.52%) Agile
3 15 (18.52%) Infrastructure Automation
3 15 (18.52%) ITIL
3 15 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (17.28%) Deployment Automation
5 12 (14.81%) Reverse Engineering
6 11 (13.58%) Critical Thinking
6 11 (13.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (13.58%) Migration
7 10 (12.35%) System Testing
7 10 (12.35%) Validation
8 9 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 9 (11.11%) NsoIT
9 8 (9.88%) Computer Science
10 7 (8.64%) Network Virtualisation
10 7 (8.64%) Proactive Monitoring
11 6 (7.41%) Service Delivery
12 5 (6.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.93%) PowerShell
2 10 (12.35%) Bash
2 10 (12.35%) Python
3 4 (4.94%) C
3 4 (4.94%) SQL
4 1 (1.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 32 (39.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (39.51%) SC Cleared
3 24 (29.63%) MCSA
4 20 (24.69%) MCSE
5 16 (19.75%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (17.28%) OCA
6 14 (17.28%) Oracle Certification
7 13 (16.05%) RHCE
7 13 (16.05%) VCAP
8 12 (14.81%) CCNP
9 10 (12.35%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (11.11%) CCA
10 9 (11.11%) RHCA
11 8 (9.88%) MCITP
11 8 (9.88%) MCP
12 6 (7.41%) Degree
12 6 (7.41%) VCP6
13 5 (6.17%) CCNA
13 5 (6.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) OASIS TOSCA
2 3 (3.70%) COBIT
3 2 (2.47%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.47%) SLA
4 1 (1.23%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.23%) NCSC
4 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 64 (79.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (35.80%) Active Directory
3 26 (32.10%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (29.63%) vSphere
5 17 (20.99%) VMware NSX
6 12 (14.81%) Hyper-V
6 12 (14.81%) XenApp
7 11 (13.58%) vCloud
8 7 (8.64%) XenDesktop
9 6 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (7.41%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (6.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (4.94%) KVM
11 4 (4.94%) Xen
12 3 (3.70%) Docker
12 3 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (2.47%) Firmware
13 2 (2.47%) NFS
14 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 26 (32.10%) vCenter Server
2 13 (16.05%) Ansible
3 12 (14.81%) vRealize
4 10 (12.35%) Puppet
5 9 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (11.11%) SCCM
5 9 (11.11%) VxRail
6 7 (8.64%) NetBackup
7 6 (7.41%) PowerCLI
7 6 (7.41%) SCOM
7 6 (7.41%) Terraform
8 5 (6.17%) Kubernetes
8 5 (6.17%) WSUS
9 4 (4.94%) Cloudify
9 4 (4.94%) Rancher
10 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (3.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 2 (2.47%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (2.47%) SCOrch
12 1 (1.23%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 81 (100.00%) VMware
2 44 (54.32%) Microsoft
3 37 (45.68%) Cisco
4 21 (25.93%) HP
5 19 (23.46%) Citrix
6 16 (19.75%) Dell
7 15 (18.52%) Atlassian
7 15 (18.52%) Oracle
8 11 (13.58%) Veeam
9 10 (12.35%) NetApp
10 8 (9.88%) Red Hat
11 7 (8.64%) Google
11 7 (8.64%) SolarWinds
11 7 (8.64%) Zerto
12 5 (6.17%) Ivanti
12 5 (6.17%) Remedy
12 5 (6.17%) SAP
12 5 (6.17%) Shavlik
13 4 (4.94%) Mirantis
13 4 (4.94%) Nokia