Period
to 24 June 2018

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 24 June 2018 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 722 628 613
Rank change year-on-year -94 -15 -35
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 122 168 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.71% 0.99% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 111 173
England median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% +15.21%
10th Percentile £237 £275 £285
90th Percentile £522 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £350 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -17.65% +13.33% +15.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
England median hourly rate £47.00 £25.00 £58.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.00% -57.45% +46.88%
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £25.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year +88.00% -56.52% +43.75%

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 17,290 17,016 21,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.89% 20.16% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,318 10,468 13,281
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £262 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 860 741
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £24.56 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -18.13% -3.23% +37.78%

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 24 June 2018.

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 6 months to 24 June 2018. 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 -66 60 £400 -11.11% 19
South East -49 26 £380 -3.80% 12
Midlands -23 13 £290 +13.17% 6
East of England +6 11 £300 +7.62% 5
West Midlands -16 9 £290 -21.09% 2
North of England -21 9 £280 -25.33% 16
South West +8 5 - - 4
East Midlands -7 4 £625 +194.12% 4
North East - 4 £280 - 1
North West -23 3 £250 -20.00% 6
Yorkshire -21 2 £390 -15.68% 9
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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).

1 122 (100.00%) VMware
2 89 (72.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (71.31%) Windows
4 73 (59.84%) Microsoft
5 60 (49.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 54 (44.26%) Active Directory
6 54 (44.26%) Windows Server
7 53 (43.44%) ITIL
8 47 (38.52%) Cisco
9 43 (35.25%) Cisco Certification
10 42 (34.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 40 (32.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 39 (31.97%) MCSE
13 37 (30.33%) DNS
14 35 (28.69%) PowerShell
15 33 (27.05%) Firewall
16 32 (26.23%) CCNA
16 32 (26.23%) DHCP
16 32 (26.23%) Office 365
17 29 (23.77%) MS Exchange
17 29 (23.77%) SAN
18 26 (21.31%) CCNP
18 26 (21.31%) Migration
18 26 (21.31%) Microsoft Azure
19 25 (20.49%) Citrix
19 25 (20.49%) vSphere
20 24 (19.67%) SCCM
21 23 (18.85%) MCSA
22 22 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2010
22 22 (18.03%) Data Centre

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 29 (23.77%) MS Exchange
2 22 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (16.39%) Skype for Business
4 12 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (8.20%) SharePoint
6 7 (5.74%) IIS
7 2 (1.64%) Apache
7 2 (1.64%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.82%) Confluence
8 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 32 (26.23%) Office 365
2 26 (21.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (12.30%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.74%) Mimecast
5 6 (4.92%) IaaS
5 6 (4.92%) PaaS
5 6 (4.92%) Yammer
6 2 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.82%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.82%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 37 (30.33%) DNS
2 33 (27.05%) Firewall
3 32 (26.23%) DHCP
4 29 (23.77%) SAN
5 18 (14.75%) WAN
6 17 (13.93%) LAN
7 14 (11.48%) VPN
8 12 (9.84%) TCP/IP
9 10 (8.20%) iSCSI
10 9 (7.38%) SMTP
11 8 (6.56%) NAS
11 8 (6.56%) Skype
12 7 (5.74%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (5.74%) VSAN
13 6 (4.92%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (4.92%) Unified Communications
13 6 (4.92%) VLAN
13 6 (4.92%) VoIP
14 5 (4.10%) Internet
14 5 (4.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.74%) JIRA
2 2 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (9.84%) Finance
2 9 (7.38%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.92%) Back Office
4 4 (3.28%) Automotive
4 4 (3.28%) Banking
5 3 (2.46%) Games
6 2 (1.64%) French Language
6 2 (1.64%) Law
6 2 (1.64%) Local Government
6 2 (1.64%) Marketing
6 2 (1.64%) Publishing
6 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (26.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (18.85%) VMware Engineer
3 15 (12.30%) Analyst
4 13 (10.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 10 (8.20%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (8.20%) Support Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) Architect
7 8 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (5.74%) Consultant
9 6 (4.92%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Senior VMware Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Network Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.10%) Storage Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.28%) Infrastructure Support
11 4 (3.28%) Senior Consultant
11 4 (3.28%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.56%) Web Services
2 3 (2.46%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.46%) REST
2 3 (2.46%) X-Windows
3 2 (1.64%) SOAP
4 1 (0.82%) COM+
4 1 (0.82%) LAMP
4 1 (0.82%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.03%) Data Centre
2 16 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.66%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (9.02%) Replication
5 8 (6.56%) Clustering
6 6 (4.92%) Handset
7 5 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (3.28%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.46%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (2.46%) Private Cloud
9 3 (2.46%) Public Cloud
9 3 (2.46%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (1.64%) BBC
10 2 (1.64%) CMDB
10 2 (1.64%) EMC VNX
10 2 (1.64%) Fintech
11 1 (0.82%) Blog
11 1 (0.82%) RIA
11 1 (0.82%) Social Media
11 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 87 (71.31%) Windows
2 54 (44.26%) Windows Server
3 42 (34.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (32.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (13.93%) Windows 10
6 16 (13.11%) Windows 7
7 13 (10.66%) Linux
8 12 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.28%) Unix
10 3 (2.46%) Check Point GAiA
10 3 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.82%) CentOS
11 1 (0.82%) HPUX
11 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (43.44%) ITIL
2 26 (21.31%) Migration
3 17 (13.93%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (10.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (9.02%) Data Centre Operations
6 10 (8.20%) Change Management
7 9 (7.38%) Incident Management
8 8 (6.56%) DevOps
8 8 (6.56%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (6.56%) Service Management
9 7 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (4.92%) Configuration Management
10 6 (4.92%) High Availability
10 6 (4.92%) Line Management
10 6 (4.92%) Network Virtualisation
10 6 (4.92%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (4.92%) Problem Management
11 5 (4.10%) Capacity Management
11 5 (4.10%) Patch Management
11 5 (4.10%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.69%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.84%) SQL
3 6 (4.92%) VBScript
4 5 (4.10%) Python
5 3 (2.46%) Java
6 2 (1.64%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.64%) Perl
6 2 (1.64%) Ruby
6 2 (1.64%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.82%) AWK
7 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.82%) C
7 1 (0.82%) sed
Qualifications
1 60 (49.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (35.25%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (31.97%) MCSE
4 32 (26.23%) CCNA
5 26 (21.31%) CCNP
6 23 (18.85%) MCSA
7 18 (14.75%) Degree
8 14 (11.48%) Security Cleared
9 11 (9.02%) VCP6
10 10 (8.20%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (7.38%) SC Cleared
11 9 (7.38%) VCAP
11 9 (7.38%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (5.74%) RHCE
13 5 (4.10%) DV Cleared
13 5 (4.10%) MCP
13 5 (4.10%) VCP5
14 4 (3.28%) CISSP
14 4 (3.28%) MCITP
15 3 (2.46%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.38%) SLA
2 4 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 89 (72.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (44.26%) Active Directory
3 25 (20.49%) vSphere
4 22 (18.03%) Hyper-V
5 17 (13.93%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (8.20%) XenApp
7 9 (7.38%) VMware NSX
8 7 (5.74%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (4.92%) Terminal Services
10 5 (4.10%) NFS
10 5 (4.10%) XenDesktop
10 5 (4.10%) XenServer
11 4 (3.28%) Docker
12 3 (2.46%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (2.46%) ISA Server
12 3 (2.46%) KVM
12 3 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (2.46%) UAG
12 3 (2.46%) vCloud
12 3 (2.46%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 24 (19.67%) SCCM
2 14 (11.48%) vRealize
3 12 (9.84%) SCOM
4 11 (9.02%) vCenter Server
5 9 (7.38%) HP Data Protector
5 9 (7.38%) NetBackup
6 7 (5.74%) Ansible
6 7 (5.74%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (4.92%) Backup Exec
7 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (4.92%) PingFederate
7 6 (4.92%) PowerCLI
8 4 (3.28%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (3.28%) Puppet
8 4 (3.28%) SafeCom
8 4 (3.28%) vMotion
8 4 (3.28%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 3 (2.46%) AirWatch
9 3 (2.46%) Cacti
10 2 (1.64%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 122 (100.00%) VMware
2 73 (59.84%) Microsoft
3 47 (38.52%) Cisco
4 25 (20.49%) Citrix
5 20 (16.39%) HP
5 20 (16.39%) NetApp
6 13 (10.66%) Veeam
7 12 (9.84%) Palo Alto
8 11 (9.02%) Dell
8 11 (9.02%) Remedy
8 11 (9.02%) Symantec
9 9 (7.38%) 3PAR
9 9 (7.38%) Veritas
10 8 (6.56%) EMC
10 8 (6.56%) IBM
10 8 (6.56%) SolarWinds
11 7 (5.74%) F5
12 6 (4.92%) Polycom
12 6 (4.92%) ServiceNow
12 6 (4.92%) Sonus