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 3 months to 29 March 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)
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 495 519 479
Rank change year-on-year +24 -40  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 82 107 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 1.03% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 77 79
Median daily rate £390 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £325
% change year-on-year -9.67% +19.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.66% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £58.00 £18.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £58.75 £44.75
% change year-on-year -40.42% +31.28%  

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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8614 10364 9730
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.64% 20.87% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5447 6561 5604
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £262 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 375 435
Median hourly rate £30.94 £35.00 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.60% +56.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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

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

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

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in England

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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in England

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

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 29 March 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 +60 47 £435 +38.09% 13
South East -9 19 £350 -12.50% 8
East Midlands -1 6 £213 -15.00%
West Midlands +14 4 £368 -30.00%
North West +23 2 £288 +9.52% 5
East of England -7 2 £375 +15.38%
South West -16 2 £285 -24.13% 1
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 England region with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 153 (100.00%) VMware
2 111 (72.55%) Windows
3 95 (62.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 84 (54.90%) Microsoft
5 77 (50.33%) Active Directory
5 77 (50.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 69 (45.10%) Windows Server
7 63 (41.18%) ITIL
8 53 (34.64%) MCSE
9 52 (33.99%) PowerShell
9 52 (33.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 50 (32.68%) vSphere
10 50 (32.68%) Linux
11 45 (29.41%) Data Centre
12 41 (26.80%) SAN
13 40 (26.14%) Cisco
14 38 (24.84%) Citrix
14 38 (24.84%) Firewall
15 35 (22.88%) Windows Server 2008
16 32 (20.92%) SCCM
17 30 (19.61%) Security Cleared
18 29 (18.95%) Red Hat
18 29 (18.95%) Cisco Certification
19 28 (18.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 28 (18.30%) Hyper-V
20 27 (17.65%) Migration
20 27 (17.65%) EMC
21 26 (16.99%) Windows Server 2003
22 25 (16.34%) MS Excel
22 25 (16.34%) SC Cleared

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 22 (14.38%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.50%) IIS
3 11 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.23%) Skype for Business
5 5 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.27%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.96%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 25 (16.34%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (9.80%) Office 365
3 13 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.27%) IaaS
5 3 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.31%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.31%) PaaS
7 1 (0.65%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (26.80%) SAN
2 38 (24.84%) Firewall
3 24 (15.69%) DNS
4 22 (14.38%) NAS
5 21 (13.73%) WAN
6 19 (12.42%) LAN
7 16 (10.46%) DHCP
8 10 (6.54%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (6.54%) TCP/IP
9 9 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (4.58%) NetScaler
11 6 (3.92%) Skype
12 5 (3.27%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (3.27%) VoIP
12 5 (3.27%) VPN
12 5 (3.27%) VSAN
13 4 (2.61%) Network Security
13 4 (2.61%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (1.96%) iSCSI
15 2 (1.31%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.07%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.31%) MSI
2 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (12.42%) Finance
2 9 (5.88%) Law
3 7 (4.58%) Back Office
4 6 (3.92%) Legal
5 3 (1.96%) Games
5 3 (1.96%) Retail
6 2 (1.31%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.65%) Advertising
7 1 (0.65%) Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Local Government
7 1 (0.65%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (20.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (13.07%) Architect
2 20 (13.07%) VMware Engineer
3 16 (10.46%) Analyst
3 16 (10.46%) VMware Specialist
4 15 (9.80%) Consultant
5 10 (6.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 10 (6.54%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (6.54%) Administrator
6 8 (5.23%) VMware Architect
7 7 (4.58%) Support Engineer
7 7 (4.58%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (4.58%) VMware Consultant
8 6 (3.92%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.92%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 6 (3.92%) VMWare Administrator
9 5 (3.27%) Automation Specialist
9 5 (3.27%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (3.27%) Windows Engineer
10 4 (2.61%) Data Centre Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.65%) REST
1 1 (0.65%) RESTful
1 1 (0.65%) SAML
1 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.84%) Clustering
2 12 (7.84%) EMC VNX
3 10 (6.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 7 (4.58%) Replication
5 6 (3.92%) PKI
6 5 (3.27%) BYOD
6 5 (3.27%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (2.61%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.61%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.96%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.96%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.96%) HP Storage
8 3 (1.96%) Symmetrix
9 2 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.31%) EPoS
9 2 (1.31%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.31%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.31%) Wiki
10 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 111 (72.55%) Windows
2 69 (45.10%) Windows Server
3 52 (33.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (32.68%) Linux
5 35 (22.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (18.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (16.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (9.80%) CentOS
9 11 (7.19%) Windows 10
10 8 (5.23%) Windows 7
11 6 (3.92%) Unix
12 4 (2.61%) Android
12 4 (2.61%) Solaris
13 3 (1.96%) SUSE
13 3 (1.96%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.96%) Windows NT
13 3 (1.96%) Windows Phone
14 2 (1.31%) HPUX
14 2 (1.31%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.65%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (41.18%) ITIL
2 27 (17.65%) Migration
3 23 (15.03%) Change Management
3 23 (15.03%) Service Management
4 14 (9.15%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (6.54%) Capacity Management
5 10 (6.54%) ITIL V3
6 9 (5.88%) Converged Infrastructure
6 9 (5.88%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 9 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (5.23%) ITIL V2
8 7 (4.58%) ITSM
8 7 (4.58%) Problem Management
8 7 (4.58%) Virtual Environments
9 6 (3.92%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.92%) Network Management
10 5 (3.27%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.27%) Project Management
10 5 (3.27%) Service Design
10 5 (3.27%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 52 (33.99%) PowerShell
2 9 (5.88%) SQL
3 7 (4.58%) Python
4 6 (3.92%) C#
5 2 (1.31%) C
5 2 (1.31%) VB
5 2 (1.31%) VBScript
6 1 (0.65%) Java
6 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 77 (50.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (34.64%) MCSE
3 30 (19.61%) Security Cleared
4 29 (18.95%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (16.34%) SC Cleared
6 17 (11.11%) CCNA
7 16 (10.46%) Citrix Certification
8 13 (8.50%) MCSA
9 12 (7.84%) CCNP
9 12 (7.84%) MCP
9 12 (7.84%) VCP6
10 10 (6.54%) MCITP
10 10 (6.54%) VCAP
11 6 (3.92%) CCA
12 5 (3.27%) Degree
12 5 (3.27%) DV Cleared
12 5 (3.27%) RHCE
12 5 (3.27%) VCP5
13 4 (2.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.31%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.31%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.65%) GCP
System Software
1 95 (62.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (50.33%) Active Directory
3 50 (32.68%) vSphere
4 28 (18.30%) Hyper-V
5 24 (15.69%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (14.38%) VMware ESX
7 13 (8.50%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (8.50%) XenApp
8 12 (7.84%) Docker
8 12 (7.84%) XenDesktop
9 11 (7.19%) vCloud
10 7 (4.58%) ISA Server
10 7 (4.58%) UAG
10 7 (4.58%) VMware Server
11 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (3.92%) Terminal Server
11 6 (3.92%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (3.27%) Forefront TMG
12 5 (3.27%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (2.61%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 32 (20.92%) SCCM
2 18 (11.76%) SCOM
3 14 (9.15%) vRealize
4 12 (7.84%) NetBackup
4 12 (7.84%) Puppet
5 10 (6.54%) PowerCLI
6 8 (5.23%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (5.23%) vMotion
6 8 (5.23%) WMI
7 6 (3.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (3.27%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (2.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (1.96%) Ansible
11 2 (1.31%) Backup Exec
11 2 (1.31%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (1.31%) WSUS
12 1 (0.65%) DameWare
12 1 (0.65%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 153 (100.00%) VMware
2 84 (54.90%) Microsoft
3 40 (26.14%) Cisco
4 38 (24.84%) Citrix
5 29 (18.95%) Red Hat
6 27 (17.65%) EMC
7 23 (15.03%) HP
8 14 (9.15%) 3PAR
9 13 (8.50%) NetApp
10 8 (5.23%) Intel Security
10 8 (5.23%) Symantec
11 7 (4.58%) Apple
11 7 (4.58%) AppSense
11 7 (4.58%) Brocade
11 7 (4.58%) Forcepoint
11 7 (4.58%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.92%) Intel
12 6 (3.92%) Lumension
12 6 (3.92%) ServiceNow
12 6 (3.92%) Splunk
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