Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 581 642 686
Rank change year-on-year +61 +44 +14
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 101 205 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.75% 1.16% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 133 107
England median daily rate £400 £450 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +32.35% -15.00%
10th Percentile £283 £338 £250
90th Percentile £581 £575 £500
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £350
% change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57% -10.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
England median hourly rate £33.25 £43.27 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.15% +123.25% -44.63%
10th Percentile £13.43 £32.71 £16.99
90th Percentile £49.68 £48.25 £22.79
UK median hourly rate £33.25 £46.00 £19.38
% change year-on-year -27.72% +137.36% -22.48%

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 13,391 17,716 17,694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.60% 19.52% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,283 10,630 10,859
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £230
90th Percentile £640 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 808 792
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.75 £12.56 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.33 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 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 +116 40 £385 -16.76% 14
South East +51 20 £413 -8.33% 8
South West -2 15 £425 -5.56% 3
Midlands +58 11 £475 -9.52% 10
North of England +70 10 £350 +16.67% 9
West Midlands +44 9 £750 +42.86% 8
North West +39 6 £350 +16.67% 4
Yorkshire +47 4 £350 -24.32% 4
East of England +24 4 £375 -16.67% 1
East Midlands +38 2 £237 -60.50% 2
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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).

1 101 (100.00%) VMware
2 75 (74.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (59.41%) Windows
4 56 (55.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 49 (48.51%) Microsoft
6 48 (47.52%) Active Directory
7 47 (46.53%) MCSE
8 46 (45.54%) PowerShell
9 43 (42.57%) Windows Server
10 37 (36.63%) Azure
11 33 (32.67%) vSphere
11 33 (32.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 32 (31.68%) Cisco
13 30 (29.70%) ITIL
14 29 (28.71%) MCSA
15 28 (27.72%) DHCP
15 28 (27.72%) DNS
15 28 (27.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 25 (24.75%) Cisco Certification
16 25 (24.75%) Office 365
17 24 (23.76%) Security Cleared
18 23 (22.77%) SQL
18 23 (22.77%) Migration
18 23 (22.77%) Data Centre
18 23 (22.77%) vRealize
19 22 (21.78%) SCCM
20 21 (20.79%) SC Cleared
20 21 (20.79%) CCNA
20 21 (20.79%) VMware ESXi
21 20 (19.80%) Citrix Certification

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 (14.85%) MS Exchange
2 13 (12.87%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.95%) Confluence
4 4 (3.96%) IIS
5 3 (2.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.98%) Apache
6 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.98%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.99%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (14.85%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.99%) assyst
2 1 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (36.63%) Azure
2 25 (24.75%) Office 365
3 12 (11.88%) AWS
4 7 (6.93%) IaaS
5 2 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.98%) PaaS
6 1 (0.99%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.99%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (27.72%) DHCP
1 28 (27.72%) DNS
2 20 (19.80%) SAN
3 17 (16.83%) Firewall
4 7 (6.93%) Network Security
4 7 (6.93%) VSAN
5 6 (5.94%) LAN
6 5 (4.95%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.96%) iSCSI
7 4 (3.96%) WAN
8 3 (2.97%) BGP
8 3 (2.97%) NAS
8 3 (2.97%) OSPF
8 3 (2.97%) Unified Communications
8 3 (2.97%) VPN
8 3 (2.97%) Wireless
9 2 (1.98%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.98%) IPsec
9 2 (1.98%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.98%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.89%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (3.96%) Blockchain
4 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.99%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.95%) JIRA
2 3 (2.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.99%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (8.91%) Finance
2 8 (7.92%) Banking
2 8 (7.92%) Public Sector
2 8 (7.92%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.98%) Back Office
4 1 (0.99%) French Language
4 1 (0.99%) Games
4 1 (0.99%) Law
4 1 (0.99%) Military
4 1 (0.99%) Police
4 1 (0.99%) Publishing
4 1 (0.99%) Retail
4 1 (0.99%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 27 (26.73%) Consultant
2 20 (19.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (16.83%) VMware Engineer
4 15 (14.85%) VMware Consultant
5 10 (9.90%) Architect
5 10 (9.90%) Server Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) Active Directory Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) Senior Consultant
7 6 (5.94%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (4.95%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (4.95%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Administrator
9 4 (3.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Virtualisation Consultant
9 4 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.99%) Ajax
1 1 (0.99%) HTML
1 1 (0.99%) LDAP
1 1 (0.99%) REST
1 1 (0.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (22.77%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.89%) Replication
3 6 (5.94%) Clustering
4 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.97%) Robotics
5 3 (2.97%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.98%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.98%) PKI
6 2 (1.98%) PMI
7 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.99%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.99%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.99%) NHS
7 1 (0.99%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.99%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.99%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 60 (59.41%) Windows
2 43 (42.57%) Windows Server
3 33 (32.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (16.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (11.88%) Linux
6 6 (5.94%) CentOS
7 5 (4.95%) VMS
8 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.97%) Unix
9 3 (2.97%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.98%) HPUX
11 1 (0.99%) Debian
11 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.70%) ITIL
2 28 (27.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 23 (22.77%) Migration
4 13 (12.87%) Server Virtualisation
5 12 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (9.90%) ITIL V3
7 8 (7.92%) Change Management
7 8 (7.92%) Network Virtualisation
8 7 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (6.93%) Incident Management
9 6 (5.94%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (5.94%) PRINCE2
9 6 (5.94%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (5.94%) Server Building
10 5 (4.95%) Computer Science
10 5 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.95%) Server Management
10 5 (4.95%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.95%) TOGAF
11 4 (3.96%) NsoIT
Programming Languages
1 46 (45.54%) PowerShell
2 23 (22.77%) SQL
3 8 (7.92%) Python
4 2 (1.98%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.99%) C
5 1 (0.99%) C#
5 1 (0.99%) Java
5 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.99%) PHP
Qualifications
1 56 (55.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (46.53%) MCSE
3 29 (28.71%) MCSA
4 25 (24.75%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (23.76%) Security Cleared
6 21 (20.79%) CCNA
6 21 (20.79%) SC Cleared
7 20 (19.80%) Citrix Certification
8 15 (14.85%) CCA
8 15 (14.85%) VCP6
9 13 (12.87%) CCNP
10 12 (11.88%) VCAP
11 6 (5.94%) DV Cleared
12 4 (3.96%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (3.96%) CISSP
12 4 (3.96%) MCP
12 4 (3.96%) MCSD
12 4 (3.96%) VCP5
13 3 (2.97%) CCIE
13 3 (2.97%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) QA
1 3 (2.97%) SLA
2 2 (1.98%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.99%) GDPR
3 1 (0.99%) GxP
3 1 (0.99%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 75 (74.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (47.52%) Active Directory
3 33 (32.67%) vSphere
4 21 (20.79%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (18.81%) Hyper-V
6 15 (14.85%) VMware NSX
7 11 (10.89%) vCloud
8 7 (6.93%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (5.94%) XenApp
10 5 (4.95%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (4.95%) XenDesktop
11 4 (3.96%) NFS
12 3 (2.97%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (1.98%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (1.98%) ISA Server
13 2 (1.98%) UAG
14 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.99%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.99%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 23 (22.77%) vRealize
2 22 (21.78%) SCCM
3 15 (14.85%) vCenter Server
4 5 (4.95%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 4 (3.96%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.96%) PowerCLI
5 4 (3.96%) SCOM
5 4 (3.96%) ThinApp
5 4 (3.96%) WSUS
6 3 (2.97%) Ansible
6 3 (2.97%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (2.97%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.98%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.98%) Nagios
7 2 (1.98%) Nessus
7 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.98%) Puppet
7 2 (1.98%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.98%) vMotion
8 1 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 101 (100.00%) VMware
2 49 (48.51%) Microsoft
3 32 (31.68%) Cisco
4 17 (16.83%) HP
5 14 (13.86%) Citrix
6 12 (11.88%) Dell
7 7 (6.93%) Veeam
8 6 (5.94%) NetApp
9 4 (3.96%) Atlassian
9 4 (3.96%) Nimble Storage
10 3 (2.97%) 3PAR
10 3 (2.97%) IFS
10 3 (2.97%) Ivanti
10 3 (2.97%) Juniper
10 3 (2.97%) Remedy
11 2 (1.98%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.98%) CommVault
11 2 (1.98%) Forcepoint
11 2 (1.98%) Hitachi
11 2 (1.98%) IBM