Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 657 673 589
Rank change year-on-year +16 -84 +35
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 189 191 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.19% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 0.94% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 141 187
England median daily rate £370 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £261 £281 £263
90th Percentile £500 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
England median hourly rate £31.25 £28.00 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.61% -38.46% +109.20%
10th Percentile £19.00 £28.00 £32.70
90th Percentile £39.75 £28.00 £49.55
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £21.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +22.09% -41.89% +70.11%

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 17761 20221 20833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.79% 20.55% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10896 12588 12660
England median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 841 780 1002
England median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +10.87% +21.05%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK median hourly rate £26.55 £26.00 £24.27
% change year-on-year +2.13% +7.12% +27.75%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 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 +1 90 £450 +12.50% 13
South East -18 35 £389 -13.61% 7
Midlands +44 32 £310 -22.50% 8
East Midlands +20 19 £325 -
East of England -16 15 £300 -15.79% 3
West Midlands +21 13 £310 -22.50% 8
North of England +58 12 £275 -15.38%
North West +24 8 £275 +10.00%
Yorkshire +28 3 £313 -21.88%
South West -2 2 £300 -14.29% 2
North East +65 1 £275 -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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).

1 189 (100.00%) VMware
2 122 (64.55%) Windows
3 99 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 94 (49.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 93 (49.21%) Microsoft
6 92 (48.68%) Active Directory
7 76 (40.21%) Windows Server
8 73 (38.62%) MCSE
9 64 (33.86%) ITIL
10 58 (30.69%) Cisco Certification
11 56 (29.63%) Cisco
12 54 (28.57%) vSphere
12 54 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 50 (26.46%) Citrix
14 48 (25.40%) MS Exchange
14 48 (25.40%) SAN
15 45 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
15 45 (23.81%) PowerShell
16 41 (21.69%) CCNA
17 40 (21.16%) Office 365
18 38 (20.11%) Windows Server 2008
18 38 (20.11%) SCCM
19 37 (19.58%) HP
20 35 (18.52%) Firewall
21 32 (16.93%) Finance
22 31 (16.40%) DNS
22 31 (16.40%) Data Centre
23 29 (15.34%) VMware ESXi
23 29 (15.34%) Linux
23 29 (15.34%) SCOM

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 48 (25.40%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (5.82%) IIS
4 10 (5.29%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.70%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.06%) Apache
7 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.06%) JBoss
7 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.06%) WordPress
8 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 45 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (21.16%) Office 365
3 24 (12.70%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.17%) Mimecast
5 3 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.53%) IaaS
6 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (25.40%) SAN
2 35 (18.52%) Firewall
3 31 (16.40%) DNS
4 23 (12.17%) DHCP
5 18 (9.52%) TCP/IP
6 17 (8.99%) NAS
7 16 (8.47%) LAN
8 15 (7.94%) WAN
9 12 (6.35%) Fibre Channel
10 11 (5.82%) VoIP
11 10 (5.29%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (4.23%) iSCSI
12 8 (4.23%) VPN
13 6 (3.17%) NetScaler
13 6 (3.17%) PBX
14 3 (1.59%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
14 3 (1.59%) Network Security
14 3 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (1.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.65%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (2.12%) Big Data
4 4 (2.12%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.06%) DB2
6 2 (1.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.53%) InstallShield
General
1 32 (16.93%) Finance
2 16 (8.47%) Banking
3 9 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.23%) Retail
5 6 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.65%) Games
6 5 (2.65%) Legal
7 4 (2.12%) Law
8 3 (1.59%) Advertising
8 3 (1.59%) Automotive
9 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.53%) Back Office
10 1 (0.53%) French Language
10 1 (0.53%) Local Government
10 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.53%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (19.58%) Architect
2 33 (17.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (13.76%) VMware Engineer
4 25 (13.23%) Consultant
5 20 (10.58%) Analyst
6 18 (9.52%) VMware Consultant
7 16 (8.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 13 (6.88%) Infrastructure Manager
8 13 (6.88%) Support Engineer
9 12 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (5.82%) VMware Architect
11 10 (5.29%) Systems Manager
11 10 (5.29%) Technical Architect
11 10 (5.29%) Windows Engineer
12 8 (4.23%) Infrastructure Support
12 8 (4.23%) Support Analyst
12 8 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
13 7 (3.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 7 (3.70%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.12%) Web Services
2 2 (1.06%) Middleware
2 2 (1.06%) REST
3 1 (0.53%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.40%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.05%) Clustering
3 14 (7.41%) Replication
4 12 (6.35%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (3.17%) BYOD
7 6 (3.17%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.65%) Microsoft Licensing
8 5 (2.65%) Online Games
9 4 (2.12%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.59%) FlexPod
10 3 (1.59%) Private Cloud
11 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (1.06%) Fintech
11 2 (1.06%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.06%) RSA SecurID
12 1 (0.53%) Blog
12 1 (0.53%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 122 (64.55%) Windows
2 76 (40.21%) Windows Server
3 54 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (20.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (15.34%) Linux
6 24 (12.70%) Windows 10
7 19 (10.05%) Windows 7
8 14 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (5.29%) Unix
9 10 (5.29%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.70%) Solaris
10 7 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (2.65%) Windows Vista
12 4 (2.12%) Android
13 3 (1.59%) Windows Phone
14 2 (1.06%) AIX
14 2 (1.06%) CentOS
14 2 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (33.86%) ITIL
2 27 (14.29%) High Availability
3 20 (10.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (9.52%) Incident Management
5 16 (8.47%) TOGAF
6 15 (7.94%) Business Continuity
6 15 (7.94%) Virtual Environments
7 14 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
7 14 (7.41%) Migration
7 14 (7.41%) PRINCE2
7 14 (7.41%) Service Management
8 10 (5.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (5.29%) DevOps
9 9 (4.76%) Change Control
9 9 (4.76%) Converged Infrastructure
9 9 (4.76%) Problem Management
9 9 (4.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 8 (4.23%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (4.23%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 45 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 24 (12.70%) SQL
3 5 (2.65%) VBScript
4 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.06%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.06%) VB
5 1 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 94 (49.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (38.62%) MCSE
3 58 (30.69%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (21.69%) CCNA
5 26 (13.76%) MCSA
6 24 (12.70%) CCNP
7 23 (12.17%) Degree
8 22 (11.64%) MCITP
9 21 (11.11%) VCP6
10 18 (9.52%) SC Cleared
10 18 (9.52%) Security Cleared
10 18 (9.52%) VCAP
11 14 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
12 12 (6.35%) RHCE
13 10 (5.29%) CCA
13 10 (5.29%) MCP
13 10 (5.29%) VCP5
14 8 (4.23%) MCTS
15 7 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (3.70%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.64%) SLA
2 5 (2.65%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) COBIT
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 99 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 92 (48.68%) Active Directory
3 54 (28.57%) vSphere
4 29 (15.34%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (13.23%) Hyper-V
5 25 (13.23%) VMware NSX
6 17 (8.99%) vCloud
7 11 (5.82%) XenApp
8 9 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (3.70%) Terminal Services
10 5 (2.65%) XenDesktop
11 4 (2.12%) Docker
12 3 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.59%) XenServer
13 2 (1.06%) DFS Replication
13 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (1.06%) NFS
13 2 (1.06%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.53%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.53%) KVM
Systems Management
1 38 (20.11%) SCCM
2 29 (15.34%) SCOM
3 16 (8.47%) vCenter Server
4 14 (7.41%) NetBackup
4 14 (7.41%) vRealize
5 11 (5.82%) Backup Exec
5 11 (5.82%) PowerCLI
6 10 (5.29%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (3.17%) WSUS
9 5 (2.65%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (2.12%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (1.06%) Ansible
12 2 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
12 2 (1.06%) Cisco UCCE
12 2 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 2 (1.06%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 189 (100.00%) VMware
2 93 (49.21%) Microsoft
3 56 (29.63%) Cisco
4 50 (26.46%) Citrix
5 37 (19.58%) HP
6 19 (10.05%) NetApp
7 13 (6.88%) Dell
8 12 (6.35%) 3PAR
8 12 (6.35%) IBM
8 12 (6.35%) Veeam
9 11 (5.82%) CommVault
10 10 (5.29%) Red Hat
11 8 (4.23%) Apple
11 8 (4.23%) EMC
11 8 (4.23%) EqualLogic
11 8 (4.23%) Sophos
11 8 (4.23%) Symantec
12 7 (3.70%) Oracle
12 7 (3.70%) Sun
12 7 (3.70%) Veritas