Period
to 5 March 2021

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 5 March 2021 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
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 490 586 644
Rank change year-on-year +96 +58 +36
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 74 104 222
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 0.78% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 62 151
Median daily rate £464 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.18% -5.56% +34.33%
10th Percentile £324 £289 £338
90th Percentile £640 £603 £600
UK median daily rate £444 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +10.94% -11.11% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 9
Median hourly rate £46.00 £21.75 £41.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.49% -47.63% +114.29%
10th Percentile £43.93 £7.43 £28.50
90th Percentile £46.85 £37.08 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £21.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +111.49% -51.67% +132.20%

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 8,815 13,285 17,755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.59% 21.70% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,637 8,680 11,008
Median daily rate £475 £475 £454
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.63% +0.89%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 496 754
Median hourly rate £39.67 £31.25 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.94% +14.14% +9.51%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.33 £12.50
90th Percentile £61.25 £57.00 £52.25
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +24.03% +17.27% +10.04%

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 5 March 2021.

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 5 March 2021. 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 +58 28 £400 +3.90% 10
South East +96 17 £490 +13.64% 10
South West +69 10 £613 +44.12% 6
North of England +79 8 £464 +32.57% 7
North West +51 4 £464 +32.57% 3
East of England +51 3 £375 +7.14% 3
Yorkshire +55 2 £500 - 4
North East - 2 £400 -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

For the 6 months to 5 March 2021, 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 74 (100.00%) VMware
2 63 (85.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (51.35%) Microsoft
4 34 (45.95%) Windows
5 31 (41.89%) vSphere
6 29 (39.19%) Security Cleared
7 27 (36.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (35.14%) Active Directory
9 25 (33.78%) Azure
10 24 (32.43%) Windows Server
11 23 (31.08%) AWS
11 23 (31.08%) PowerShell
12 22 (29.73%) SC Cleared
13 21 (28.38%) vRealize
13 21 (28.38%) vCenter Server
14 20 (27.03%) Linux
15 19 (25.68%) Cisco Certification
15 19 (25.68%) Data Centre
16 17 (22.97%) Dell
16 17 (22.97%) VCP6
17 16 (21.62%) VCAP
18 15 (20.27%) CCNP
18 15 (20.27%) Cisco
19 14 (18.92%) CCNA
19 14 (18.92%) MCSE
19 14 (18.92%) ITIL
19 14 (18.92%) Migration
19 14 (18.92%) Firewall
19 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
20 13 (17.57%) 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 5 (6.76%) Confluence
1 5 (6.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.05%) IBM Notes
3 3 (4.05%) OpenStack
3 3 (4.05%) SAS
4 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (14.86%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (9.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 25 (33.78%) Azure
2 23 (31.08%) AWS
3 8 (10.81%) IaaS
4 7 (9.46%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (6.76%) SaaS
6 4 (5.41%) PaaS
7 2 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.35%) GCP
8 1 (1.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.92%) Firewall
2 13 (17.57%) DHCP
2 13 (17.57%) DNS
3 9 (12.16%) SAN
3 9 (12.16%) VSAN
4 7 (9.46%) OSPF
4 7 (9.46%) VLAN
5 6 (8.11%) VPN
6 4 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (5.41%) IPv4
6 4 (5.41%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (4.05%) BGP
7 3 (4.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (4.05%) DMVPN
7 3 (4.05%) iSCSI
7 3 (4.05%) SSL
7 3 (4.05%) VXLAN
7 3 (4.05%) WAN
8 2 (2.70%) HTTP
8 2 (2.70%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) JIRA
2 2 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (2.70%) Bitbucket
2 2 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (13.51%) Public Sector
2 9 (12.16%) Finance
3 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.05%) Electronics
4 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.05%) Marketing
4 3 (4.05%) Police
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) VMware Engineer
2 13 (17.57%) Consultant
3 11 (14.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (14.86%) VMware Consultant
4 9 (12.16%) Architect
5 7 (9.46%) Software Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (4.05%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Network Architect
7 3 (4.05%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) VMware Technical Consultant
8 2 (2.70%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) Web Services
2 3 (4.05%) REST
2 3 (4.05%) SOAP
2 3 (4.05%) Spine.js
3 2 (2.70%) .NET
3 2 (2.70%) JSON
3 2 (2.70%) XML
4 1 (1.35%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.35%) LDAP
4 1 (1.35%) ModSecurity
4 1 (1.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.68%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.81%) Private Cloud
4 5 (6.76%) Clustering
4 5 (6.76%) Public Cloud
5 4 (5.41%) Replication
6 3 (4.05%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.70%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.70%) PKI
7 2 (2.70%) User Experience
7 2 (2.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (45.95%) Windows
2 24 (32.43%) Windows Server
3 20 (27.03%) Linux
4 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (14.86%) Windows 10
6 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (5.41%) Unix
7 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (4.05%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.70%) Android
10 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.35%) CentOS
10 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (18.92%) ITIL
1 14 (18.92%) Migration
2 11 (14.86%) DevOps
2 11 (14.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (13.51%) Software Engineering
4 9 (12.16%) Network Virtualisation
4 9 (12.16%) Service Management
5 8 (10.81%) Use Case
6 7 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (8.11%) Load Balancing
7 6 (8.11%) Workshop Facilitation
8 5 (6.76%) Converged Infrastructure
8 5 (6.76%) Critical Thinking
8 5 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (6.76%) Validation
9 4 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (5.41%) High Availability
9 4 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (5.41%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.08%) PowerShell
2 11 (14.86%) Python
2 11 (14.86%) SQL
3 10 (13.51%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.41%) Perl
5 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.70%) VB
7 1 (1.35%) C
7 1 (1.35%) Ruby
7 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (39.19%) Security Cleared
2 27 (36.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (29.73%) SC Cleared
4 19 (25.68%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (22.97%) VCP6
6 16 (21.62%) VCAP
7 15 (20.27%) CCNP
8 14 (18.92%) CCNA
8 14 (18.92%) MCSE
9 12 (16.22%) MCSA
9 12 (16.22%) VCDX
10 9 (12.16%) DV Cleared
11 7 (9.46%) MCITP
12 4 (5.41%) AWS Certification
12 4 (5.41%) GIAC
12 4 (5.41%) RHCE
13 3 (4.05%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (4.05%) JNCIS
13 3 (4.05%) NCIE
13 3 (4.05%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 63 (85.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (41.89%) vSphere
3 26 (35.14%) Active Directory
4 13 (17.57%) Virtual Desktop
4 13 (17.57%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (17.57%) VMware NSX
5 7 (9.46%) Hyper-V
6 6 (8.11%) vCloud
7 4 (5.41%) Docker
7 4 (5.41%) XenApp
8 3 (4.05%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.70%) NFS
9 2 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.70%) VMFS
10 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.35%) UAG
10 1 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (28.38%) vCenter Server
1 21 (28.38%) vRealize
2 11 (14.86%) Ansible
3 8 (10.81%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 7 (9.46%) Puppet
5 5 (6.76%) NetBackup
5 5 (6.76%) Terraform
5 5 (6.76%) vMotion
6 4 (5.41%) PowerCLI
7 3 (4.05%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (2.70%) SCCM
9 1 (1.35%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.35%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.35%) SCOM
9 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (1.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 74 (100.00%) VMware
2 38 (51.35%) Microsoft
3 17 (22.97%) Dell
4 15 (20.27%) Cisco
5 11 (14.86%) HP
5 11 (14.86%) Veeam
6 9 (12.16%) Oracle
7 8 (10.81%) Citrix
8 7 (9.46%) IBM
8 7 (9.46%) Red Hat
9 6 (8.11%) Juniper
9 6 (8.11%) NetApp
9 6 (8.11%) SAP
10 4 (5.41%) Atlassian
10 4 (5.41%) Brocade
11 3 (4.05%) EMC
11 3 (4.05%) Lotus
11 3 (4.05%) Palo Alto
11 3 (4.05%) SolarWinds
11 3 (4.05%) Veritas