Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 708 666 649
Rank change year-on-year -42 -17 -90
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 152 183 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 1.06% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 121 168
England median daily rate £400 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +7.94% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £285
90th Percentile £541 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £390
% change year-on-year -3.03% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 2
England median hourly rate £47.00 £31.25 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.40% -17.22% +15.34%
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £26.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year +79.05% +6.06% +17.86%

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 17,267 17,328 20,981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.54% 19.10% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,201 10,523 13,131
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £595
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.36% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 877 821 710
England median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.73% +8.65% +12.49%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.25 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.52% +5.45% +22.22%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -49 63 £420 -6.67% 24
South East -21 35 £388 -13.89% 18
South West +14 24 £550 - 12
West Midlands -26 14 £290 -6.45% 5
Midlands -29 14 £290 -6.45% 9
North of England -21 11 £300 -7.69% 15
Yorkshire -11 7 £330 -26.67% 2
East of England -11 6 £400 - 2
North West -22 4 £250 -20.00% 10
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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).

1 152 (100.00%) VMware
2 110 (72.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (65.79%) Windows
4 85 (55.92%) Microsoft
5 69 (45.39%) Windows Server
6 64 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 63 (41.45%) Active Directory
8 55 (36.18%) Cisco
9 46 (30.26%) Data Centre
10 44 (28.95%) vSphere
11 43 (28.29%) Cisco Certification
11 43 (28.29%) MCSE
12 42 (27.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 38 (25.00%) ITIL
13 38 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 37 (24.34%) PowerShell
15 35 (23.03%) Citrix
15 35 (23.03%) Windows Server 2012
16 34 (22.37%) MS Exchange
17 33 (21.71%) CCNA
18 32 (21.05%) DNS
19 31 (20.39%) Finance
19 31 (20.39%) Office 365
20 30 (19.74%) vCenter Server
20 30 (19.74%) Migration
21 28 (18.42%) MCSA
22 26 (17.11%) SCCM
22 26 (17.11%) VMware ESXi
23 24 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
23 24 (15.79%) Firewall

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 34 (22.37%) MS Exchange
2 24 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (10.53%) Skype for Business
4 12 (7.89%) Confluence
5 7 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (4.61%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.97%) IIS
7 2 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.66%) Apache
8 1 (0.66%) JBoss
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 31 (20.39%) Office 365
2 17 (11.18%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (11.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.95%) Mimecast
3 6 (3.95%) Yammer
4 5 (3.29%) IaaS
5 2 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (21.05%) DNS
2 24 (15.79%) Firewall
3 22 (14.47%) SAN
4 21 (13.82%) DHCP
5 15 (9.87%) VSAN
6 13 (8.55%) LAN
6 13 (8.55%) VLAN
6 13 (8.55%) WAN
7 11 (7.24%) iSCSI
8 9 (5.92%) Skype
8 9 (5.92%) TCP/IP
9 8 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (5.26%) NAS
9 8 (5.26%) SMTP
9 8 (5.26%) VPN
10 6 (3.95%) BGP
10 6 (3.95%) OSPF
10 6 (3.95%) Unified Communications
10 6 (3.95%) VoIP
11 5 (3.29%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.32%) MySQL
6 1 (0.66%) DB2
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (10.53%) JIRA
2 12 (7.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 31 (20.39%) Finance
2 11 (7.24%) Manufacturing
3 10 (6.58%) Banking
4 7 (4.61%) Back Office
5 4 (2.63%) Automotive
5 4 (2.63%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.97%) Games
6 3 (1.97%) Retail
7 2 (1.32%) French Language
7 2 (1.32%) Law
7 2 (1.32%) Publishing
8 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.66%) German Language
Job Titles
1 38 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 33 (21.71%) VMware Engineer
3 15 (9.87%) Consultant
4 13 (8.55%) Architect
5 11 (7.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 11 (7.24%) Analyst
6 10 (6.58%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (6.58%) Automation Engineer
6 10 (6.58%) PowerShell Engineer
7 9 (5.92%) Infrastructure Support
7 9 (5.92%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.26%) VMware Consultant
9 7 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (3.95%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.95%) Administrator
10 6 (3.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (3.95%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 6 (3.95%) Senior VMware Engineer
10 6 (3.95%) Unified Communications Engineer
11 5 (3.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.58%) REST
2 5 (3.29%) Web Services
3 4 (2.63%) WSH
4 3 (1.97%) X-Windows
5 2 (1.32%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.32%) SOAP
5 2 (1.32%) Spine.js
6 1 (0.66%) Flash
6 1 (0.66%) Middleware
6 1 (0.66%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 46 (30.26%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.58%) Replication
4 8 (5.26%) Clustering
4 8 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.95%) Handset
6 4 (2.63%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.97%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (1.32%) BBC
8 2 (1.32%) CMDB
8 2 (1.32%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.32%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.32%) Fintech
8 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.32%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.32%) RIA
9 1 (0.66%) Blog
9 1 (0.66%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 100 (65.79%) Windows
2 69 (45.39%) Windows Server
3 38 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (23.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (14.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (13.82%) Linux
6 21 (13.82%) Windows 10
7 12 (7.89%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.29%) Unix
9 4 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.32%) Check Point GAiA
10 2 (1.32%) SUSE
11 1 (0.66%) AIX
11 1 (0.66%) Android
11 1 (0.66%) CentOS
11 1 (0.66%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.66%) HPUX
11 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (27.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 38 (25.00%) ITIL
3 30 (19.74%) Migration
4 20 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (9.87%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (8.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (8.55%) NsoIT
7 12 (7.89%) Network Virtualisation
8 11 (7.24%) DevOps
9 10 (6.58%) Change Management
10 9 (5.92%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (5.92%) Reverse Engineering
11 8 (5.26%) Capacity Management
11 8 (5.26%) Deployment Automation
11 8 (5.26%) Patch Management
11 8 (5.26%) Service Management
12 7 (4.61%) Data Centre Operations
12 7 (4.61%) ITIL V3
12 7 (4.61%) Software Engineering
13 6 (3.95%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 37 (24.34%) PowerShell
2 11 (7.24%) SQL
3 6 (3.95%) VBScript
4 3 (1.97%) C
5 2 (1.32%) Java
5 2 (1.32%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.66%) AWK
6 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.66%) Python
6 1 (0.66%) sed
Qualifications
1 64 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (28.29%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (28.29%) MCSE
3 33 (21.71%) CCNA
4 28 (18.42%) MCSA
5 23 (15.13%) Security Cleared
6 21 (13.82%) SC Cleared
7 20 (13.16%) VCAP
8 19 (12.50%) VCP6
9 17 (11.18%) CCNP
10 12 (7.89%) OCA
10 12 (7.89%) Oracle Certification
11 9 (5.92%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (5.26%) Degree
12 8 (5.26%) VCDX
12 8 (5.26%) VCP5
13 6 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (3.95%) MCP
14 5 (3.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.29%) QA
1 5 (3.29%) SLA
2 3 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) COBIT
System Software
1 110 (72.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (41.45%) Active Directory
3 44 (28.95%) vSphere
4 26 (17.11%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (8.55%) Hyper-V
6 12 (7.89%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (6.58%) NFS
7 10 (6.58%) vCloud
8 9 (5.92%) XenApp
8 9 (5.92%) XenDesktop
9 7 (4.61%) VMware NSX
10 5 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (2.63%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.32%) KVM
12 2 (1.32%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.32%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.66%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.66%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 30 (19.74%) vCenter Server
2 26 (17.11%) SCCM
3 16 (10.53%) vRealize
4 11 (7.24%) PowerCLI
5 9 (5.92%) NetBackup
6 7 (4.61%) SCOM
7 6 (3.95%) PingFederate
8 5 (3.29%) HP Data Protector
8 5 (3.29%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 4 (2.63%) AirWatch
9 4 (2.63%) Ansible
9 4 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.97%) Puppet
11 2 (1.32%) Backup Exec
11 2 (1.32%) Cacti
11 2 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (1.32%) SCOrch
11 2 (1.32%) vMotion
11 2 (1.32%) WMI
11 2 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 152 (100.00%) VMware
2 85 (55.92%) Microsoft
3 55 (36.18%) Cisco
4 35 (23.03%) Citrix
5 22 (14.47%) NetApp
6 18 (11.84%) HP
6 18 (11.84%) Veeam
7 15 (9.87%) Dell
8 14 (9.21%) Oracle
9 12 (7.89%) Atlassian
10 10 (6.58%) Symantec
11 9 (5.92%) Palo Alto
11 9 (5.92%) Veritas
12 7 (4.61%) EMC
13 6 (3.95%) ForgeRock
13 6 (3.95%) IBM
13 6 (3.95%) Polycom
13 6 (3.95%) Remedy
13 6 (3.95%) Sonus
14 5 (3.29%) F5