Period
to 14 June 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 14 June 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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 542 503 657
Rank change year-on-year -39 +154 +78
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 84 83 163
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 0.90% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 47 111
10th Percentile £313 £281 £358
25th Percentile £400 £359 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £431 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.32% -4.18% +20.00%
75th Percentile £525 £556 £538
90th Percentile £550 £650 £575
UK median daily rate £478 £441 £450
% change year-on-year +8.37% -2.09% +20.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
10th Percentile £40.93 " £28.50
25th Percentile £42.64 £38.25 £31.51
Median hourly rate £46.00 £39.50 £34.51
Median % change year-on-year +16.46% +14.46% -
75th Percentile £46.75 £40.75 £41.01
90th Percentile £46.90 " £48.50
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £39.50 £34.51
% change year-on-year +16.46% +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 10,027 9,271 15,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.54% 23.87% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,430 6,022 9,762
10th Percentile £306 £290 £270
25th Percentile £400 £390 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £498 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.84% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 321 643
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.75 £12.15
25th Percentile £18.00 £17.50 £16.89
Median hourly rate £36.09 £27.50 £31.50
Median % change year-on-year +31.25% -12.70% +40.00%
75th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £62.26 £57.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £34.01 £30.05 £31.50
% change year-on-year +13.16% -4.60% +45.73%

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 14 June 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 14 June 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 -87 27 £500 +17.65% 7
South East +2 16 £394 -8.69% 5
North of England +23 14 £500 +17.65% 5
South West +15 14 £425 - 5
North West +8 10 £500 +17.65% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £500 - 2
East of England +2 1 - - 5
Midlands -17 1 £340 -51.43% 8
North East - 1 £400 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £340 - 2
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

For the 6 months to 14 June 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 84 (100.00%) VMware
2 65 (77.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (50.00%) vSphere
3 42 (50.00%) Windows
4 40 (47.62%) Microsoft
5 38 (45.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (34.52%) Linux
6 29 (34.52%) MCSE
6 29 (34.52%) Windows Server
7 28 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 27 (32.14%) Active Directory
8 27 (32.14%) PowerShell
9 25 (29.76%) AWS
9 25 (29.76%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (27.38%) Azure
11 20 (23.81%) CCNA
12 19 (22.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (21.43%) Ansible
13 18 (21.43%) Puppet
13 18 (21.43%) Security Cleared
13 18 (21.43%) Cisco
14 17 (20.24%) DNS
14 17 (20.24%) SC Cleared
14 17 (20.24%) vRealize
14 17 (20.24%) VCP6
15 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2016
15 16 (19.05%) DHCP
15 16 (19.05%) MCSA
16 15 (17.86%) Python
16 15 (17.86%) VPN

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 14 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (4.76%) Confluence
3 4 (4.76%) OpenStack
3 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.57%) SAS
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (29.76%) AWS
2 23 (27.38%) Azure
3 7 (8.33%) PaaS
4 6 (7.14%) IaaS
4 6 (7.14%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (3.57%) SaaS
6 2 (2.38%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.19%) Azure Stack
7 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.24%) DNS
2 16 (19.05%) DHCP
3 15 (17.86%) VPN
4 13 (15.48%) Firewall
5 9 (10.71%) Network Security
6 8 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (9.52%) OSPF
6 8 (9.52%) SAN
6 8 (9.52%) VLAN
7 7 (8.33%) TCP/IP
8 6 (7.14%) WAN
9 5 (5.95%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (5.95%) LAN
10 4 (4.76%) BGP
10 4 (4.76%) DMVPN
10 4 (4.76%) IPv4
10 4 (4.76%) iSCSI
10 4 (4.76%) VSAN
10 4 (4.76%) VXLAN
10 4 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (9.52%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.19%) MySQL
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) JIRA
2 2 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (13.10%) Social Skills
2 10 (11.90%) Public Sector
3 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.14%) Finance
4 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.57%) Documentation Skills
5 3 (3.57%) Police
6 2 (2.38%) Banking
6 2 (2.38%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.38%) Marketing
6 2 (2.38%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.19%) Electronics
7 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.19%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 21 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (17.86%) VMware Engineer
3 11 (13.10%) Consultant
4 9 (10.71%) VMware Consultant
5 8 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Designer
8 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Designer
8 5 (5.95%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Architect
9 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support
9 4 (4.76%) Network Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
10 3 (3.57%) Citrix Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) IT Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.71%) LDAP
2 6 (7.14%) Web Services
3 3 (3.57%) Spine.js
4 2 (2.38%) Flash
5 1 (1.19%) JSON
5 1 (1.19%) REST
5 1 (1.19%) WSH
5 1 (1.19%) XML
5 1 (1.19%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.52%) Clustering
3 5 (5.95%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.95%) Replication
4 4 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.57%) NHS
5 3 (3.57%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.38%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.19%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.19%) User Experience
7 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (50.00%) Windows
2 29 (34.52%) Linux
2 29 (34.52%) Windows Server
3 19 (22.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (19.05%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2019
6 8 (9.52%) Windows 10
7 6 (7.14%) Unix
8 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.57%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.38%) CentOS
9 2 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.19%) Android
10 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (17.86%) Computer Science
3 14 (16.67%) ITIL
4 13 (15.48%) DevOps
5 10 (11.90%) Infrastructure as Code
6 8 (9.52%) Migration
6 8 (9.52%) Network Virtualisation
6 8 (9.52%) Server Virtualisation
6 8 (9.52%) Service Management
7 6 (7.14%) Task Automation
7 6 (7.14%) Validation
8 5 (5.95%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (5.95%) Critical Thinking
8 5 (5.95%) ITIL V3
8 5 (5.95%) Network Architecture
8 5 (5.95%) System Testing
8 5 (5.95%) TOGAF
9 4 (4.76%) High Availability
9 4 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.14%) PowerShell
2 15 (17.86%) Python
3 13 (15.48%) Bash Shell
4 8 (9.52%) SQL
5 2 (2.38%) Java
6 1 (1.19%) Perl
6 1 (1.19%) Ruby
6 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (45.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (34.52%) MCSE
3 25 (29.76%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (23.81%) CCNA
5 18 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 17 (20.24%) SC Cleared
6 17 (20.24%) VCP6
7 16 (19.05%) MCSA
8 12 (14.29%) CCNP
8 12 (14.29%) Degree
9 11 (13.10%) RHCE
10 8 (9.52%) VCAP
10 8 (9.52%) VCDX
11 7 (8.33%) MCITP
11 7 (8.33%) RHCA
12 6 (7.14%) AWS Certification
13 5 (5.95%) TOGAF Certification
14 4 (4.76%) GIAC
14 4 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (2.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) GDPR
System Software
1 65 (77.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (50.00%) vSphere
3 27 (32.14%) Active Directory
4 11 (13.10%) Hyper-V
4 11 (13.10%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (9.52%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (9.52%) VMware NSX
6 5 (5.95%) Docker
6 5 (5.95%) vCloud
6 5 (5.95%) XenApp
7 2 (2.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (2.38%) Firmware
7 2 (2.38%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.19%) Ceph
8 1 (1.19%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (21.43%) Ansible
1 18 (21.43%) Puppet
2 17 (20.24%) vRealize
3 12 (14.29%) vCenter Server
4 10 (11.90%) Terraform
5 9 (10.71%) WSUS
6 6 (7.14%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (4.76%) NetBackup
8 3 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (3.57%) SCOM
8 3 (3.57%) vMotion
9 2 (2.38%) Kubernetes
9 2 (2.38%) SCCM
10 1 (1.19%) Backup Exec
10 1 (1.19%) HAProxy
10 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (1.19%) Salt
10 1 (1.19%) SCOrch
10 1 (1.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 84 (100.00%) VMware
2 40 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 18 (21.43%) Cisco
4 12 (14.29%) Dell
4 12 (14.29%) Veeam
5 10 (11.90%) Fortinet
5 10 (11.90%) Red Hat
6 9 (10.71%) Citrix
6 9 (10.71%) Oracle
7 8 (9.52%) HP
8 5 (5.95%) EMC
8 5 (5.95%) IBM
8 5 (5.95%) Juniper
9 4 (4.76%) Atlassian
10 3 (3.57%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.38%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.38%) Brocade
11 2 (2.38%) F5
11 2 (2.38%) Infoblox
11 2 (2.38%) ServiceNow