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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 497 492 471
Rank change year-on-year -5 -21  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 92 131 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.27% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 1.24% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 96 116
Median daily rate £450 £388 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.12% +14.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £21.50 £37.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.04% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.75 -
% change year-on-year -43.04% -  

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 8358 10527 9571
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.36% 21.60% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5023 6658 5658
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 363 482
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.56 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +19.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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 26 June 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)
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 26 June 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 -20 42 £450 +23.28% 12
South East +23 30 £450 +5.88% 10
East Midlands -3 7 £288 - 2
North West +26 5 £425 +9.67% 5
East of England -6 4 £183 -50.67%
Yorkshire +17 2 £450 +5.88% 2
West Midlands +16 2 £306 -14.33% 3
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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).

1 169 (100.00%) VMware
2 118 (69.82%) Windows
3 108 (63.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 86 (50.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 85 (50.30%) Active Directory
6 78 (46.15%) Microsoft
7 74 (43.79%) Windows Server
8 62 (36.69%) ITIL
9 59 (34.91%) PowerShell
10 58 (34.32%) MCSE
11 57 (33.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 54 (31.95%) vSphere
13 49 (28.99%) Cisco Certification
14 48 (28.40%) Cisco
15 42 (24.85%) Citrix
16 39 (23.08%) Firewall
16 39 (23.08%) Data Centre
17 37 (21.89%) SAN
18 36 (21.30%) Hyper-V
19 35 (20.71%) MS Exchange
20 34 (20.12%) SCCM
21 33 (19.53%) Linux
21 33 (19.53%) CCNA
22 31 (18.34%) Security Cleared
22 31 (18.34%) Microsoft Azure
23 30 (17.75%) SC Cleared
24 29 (17.16%) Windows Server 2008
24 29 (17.16%) Finance
25 28 (16.57%) DNS
25 28 (16.57%) HP

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 35 (20.71%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.92%) IIS
3 9 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.73%) Skype for Business
5 6 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.37%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.18%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.59%) Apache
9 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.59%) SAS
9 1 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (4.73%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 31 (18.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (14.79%) Office 365
3 21 (12.43%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.18%) IaaS
5 1 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.59%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (23.08%) Firewall
2 37 (21.89%) SAN
3 28 (16.57%) DNS
4 19 (11.24%) LAN
5 18 (10.65%) DHCP
5 18 (10.65%) WAN
6 16 (9.47%) NAS
7 15 (8.88%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (7.10%) NetScaler
9 9 (5.33%) TCP/IP
10 8 (4.73%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (4.14%) VSAN
12 6 (3.55%) Skype
13 5 (2.96%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (1.78%) Fibre Channel
14 3 (1.78%) iSCSI
14 3 (1.78%) Network Security
14 3 (1.78%) VoIP
14 3 (1.78%) VPN
15 2 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (4.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (3.55%) Big Data
4 6 (3.55%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.55%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.59%) MSI
General
1 29 (17.16%) Finance
2 10 (5.92%) Law
3 6 (3.55%) Banking
3 6 (3.55%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.96%) Back Office
5 4 (2.37%) Legal
6 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.18%) Retail
7 1 (0.59%) Automotive
7 1 (0.59%) Games
7 1 (0.59%) Local Government
7 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (22.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (17.16%) Architect
3 25 (14.79%) VMware Engineer
4 19 (11.24%) Analyst
4 19 (11.24%) Consultant
5 16 (9.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 12 (7.10%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (6.51%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (5.92%) Administrator
9 7 (4.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.14%) Virtualisation Consultant
10 6 (3.55%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.55%) Support Engineer
10 6 (3.55%) Technical Architect
10 6 (3.55%) VMware Specialist
10 6 (3.55%) Wintel Analyst
11 5 (2.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 5 (2.96%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (2.96%) Virtualisation Architect
11 5 (2.96%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.18%) XML
1 2 (1.18%) XSLT
2 1 (0.59%) REST
2 1 (0.59%) RESTful
2 1 (0.59%) SAML
2 1 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 17 (10.06%) Clustering
3 11 (6.51%) EMC VNX
4 8 (4.73%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.14%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (4.14%) PKI
5 7 (4.14%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 6 (3.55%) BYOD
7 5 (2.96%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.37%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.37%) Replication
9 3 (1.78%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.78%) EMC VMAX
9 3 (1.78%) HP Storage
10 2 (1.18%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.18%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.18%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.18%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.18%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 118 (69.82%) Windows
2 74 (43.79%) Windows Server
3 57 (33.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (19.53%) Linux
5 29 (17.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (11.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (9.47%) Windows 10
8 12 (7.10%) CentOS
9 10 (5.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (5.92%) Windows 7
10 6 (3.55%) Solaris
10 6 (3.55%) Windows Vista
11 5 (2.96%) Android
12 4 (2.37%) Unix
12 4 (2.37%) Windows Phone
13 3 (1.78%) SUSE
14 2 (1.18%) HPUX
14 2 (1.18%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.18%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (36.69%) ITIL
2 24 (14.20%) Service Management
3 20 (11.83%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 19 (11.24%) Migration
5 18 (10.65%) Change Management
6 16 (9.47%) ITIL V3
7 13 (7.69%) DevOps
7 13 (7.69%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 12 (7.10%) TOGAF
9 10 (5.92%) Converged Infrastructure
9 10 (5.92%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (5.92%) Virtual Environments
10 9 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (4.73%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (4.73%) ITSM
12 7 (4.14%) Business Continuity
12 7 (4.14%) High Availability
12 7 (4.14%) Investment Management
12 7 (4.14%) PRINCE2
13 6 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 59 (34.91%) PowerShell
2 13 (7.69%) Python
3 8 (4.73%) SQL
4 6 (3.55%) C#
5 5 (2.96%) Perl
6 3 (1.78%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.78%) VB
7 2 (1.18%) C
7 2 (1.18%) VBScript
8 1 (0.59%) Java
8 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 86 (50.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (34.32%) MCSE
3 49 (28.99%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (19.53%) CCNA
5 31 (18.34%) Security Cleared
6 30 (17.75%) SC Cleared
7 23 (13.61%) CCNP
8 22 (13.02%) MCSA
9 20 (11.83%) VCP6
10 16 (9.47%) VCAP
11 14 (8.28%) Citrix Certification
12 12 (7.10%) Degree
12 12 (7.10%) MCITP
12 12 (7.10%) MCP
13 8 (4.73%) DV Cleared
14 6 (3.55%) CCA
15 5 (2.96%) CCSP
15 5 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Certified Architect
15 5 (2.96%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.28%) SLA
2 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 108 (63.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (50.30%) Active Directory
3 54 (31.95%) vSphere
4 36 (21.30%) Hyper-V
5 18 (10.65%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (10.06%) XenApp
7 14 (8.28%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (7.69%) XenDesktop
9 11 (6.51%) vCloud
10 7 (4.14%) DFS Replication
10 7 (4.14%) UAG
11 6 (3.55%) ISA Server
11 6 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (3.55%) Terminal Server
11 6 (3.55%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (2.96%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (1.18%) Terminal Services
14 2 (1.18%) VMware Server
14 2 (1.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (20.12%) SCCM
2 26 (15.38%) vCenter Server
3 25 (14.79%) SCOM
4 16 (9.47%) PowerCLI
5 15 (8.88%) Microsoft Clustering
6 12 (7.10%) vRealize
7 11 (6.51%) NetBackup
8 8 (4.73%) vMotion
9 7 (4.14%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (4.14%) Puppet
9 7 (4.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (3.55%) WMI
11 4 (2.37%) Ansible
11 4 (2.37%) Nagios
12 3 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (1.18%) AirWatch
13 2 (1.18%) EdgeSight
13 2 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
13 2 (1.18%) EMC VPLEX
14 1 (0.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 169 (100.00%) VMware
2 78 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 48 (28.40%) Cisco
4 42 (24.85%) Citrix
5 28 (16.57%) HP
6 21 (12.43%) EMC
7 17 (10.06%) Red Hat
8 14 (8.28%) NetApp
9 9 (5.33%) Apple
9 9 (5.33%) AppSense
10 8 (4.73%) ServiceNow
10 8 (4.73%) Symantec
11 7 (4.14%) Intel
11 7 (4.14%) McAfee
11 7 (4.14%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.55%) 3PAR
12 6 (3.55%) Forcepoint
12 6 (3.55%) Splunk
12 6 (3.55%) StorageTek
12 6 (3.55%) Sun