Period
to 22 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 643 715 656
Rank change year-on-year +72 -59 -20
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 184 136 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.08% 0.77% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 90 104
England median daily rate £475 £375 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -8.54% +12.33%
10th Percentile £365 £250 £269
90th Percentile £575 £488 £518
UK median daily rate £475 £366 £410
% change year-on-year +29.69% -10.67% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
England median hourly rate £34.51 £19.38 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.07% -44.63% -28.57%
10th Percentile £28.50 £16.99 £24.75
90th Percentile £48.00 £22.79 £43.25
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £19.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year +114.29% -44.63% -26.32%

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 17,087 17,728 17,410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.55% 19.13% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,347 10,625 10,956
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £260
90th Percentile £648 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 743 801 862
England median hourly rate £32.48 £23.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.19% -21.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £23.50 £29.92
% change year-on-year +42.13% -21.46% +4.98%

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 April 2019.

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 22 April 2019.

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 22 April 2019. 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
South West +17 51 £425 +41.67%
South East +18 41 £475 +25.00% 3
London +11 38 £463 +20.92% 2
Midlands +16 25 £525 +37.43% 7
West Midlands +16 21 £525 +55.56% 6
East of England +28 15 £450 +50.00%
North of England +20 13 £425 +54.55% 4
North West +13 6 £300 +20.00% 3
Yorkshire +5 6 £550 +100.00% 1
East Midlands +15 4 £550 +32.85% 1
North East -8 1 £400 +42.86%
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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).

1 184 (100.00%) VMware
2 142 (77.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (59.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 107 (58.15%) Windows
5 102 (55.43%) MCSE
6 101 (54.89%) Microsoft
7 82 (44.57%) Cisco
8 75 (40.76%) Security Cleared
9 72 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
10 67 (36.41%) Windows Server
11 60 (32.61%) SC Cleared
12 57 (30.98%) CCNA
13 54 (29.35%) vSphere
14 52 (28.26%) vCenter Server
15 48 (26.09%) Data Centre
16 46 (25.00%) Active Directory
17 44 (23.91%) MCSA
18 41 (22.28%) Windows Server 2012
19 40 (21.74%) Firewall
20 39 (21.20%) VMware ESXi
21 36 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 36 (19.57%) VCP6
21 36 (19.57%) PowerShell
22 35 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
22 35 (19.02%) VMware NSX
22 35 (19.02%) Problem-Solving
23 31 (16.85%) ITIL
24 30 (16.30%) Microsoft Azure
25 28 (15.22%) vRealize
25 28 (15.22%) DV Cleared

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 21 (11.41%) Confluence
2 16 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 14 (7.61%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.63%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.09%) Apache
6 2 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.09%) IIS
7 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 30 (16.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (13.59%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (13.59%) Office 365
3 9 (4.89%) IaaS
4 7 (3.80%) PaaS
5 3 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.63%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.63%) SaaS
6 2 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.54%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 40 (21.74%) Firewall
2 26 (14.13%) SAN
3 21 (11.41%) DNS
4 16 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 15 (8.15%) DHCP
5 15 (8.15%) TCP/IP
6 14 (7.61%) Cisco IOS
6 14 (7.61%) LAN
7 13 (7.07%) VXLAN
8 12 (6.52%) BGP
8 12 (6.52%) DMVPN
8 12 (6.52%) Multicast
8 12 (6.52%) OSPF
9 10 (5.43%) Unified Communications
9 10 (5.43%) VSAN
9 10 (5.43%) WAN
10 7 (3.80%) iSCSI
10 7 (3.80%) VLAN
11 4 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.09%) Big Data
2 2 (1.09%) DB2
2 2 (1.09%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (13.04%) JIRA
2 16 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (3.80%) Bitbucket
3 7 (3.80%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.72%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.54%) Hudson
General
1 19 (10.33%) Military
2 13 (7.07%) Finance
3 3 (1.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.09%) Retail
5 1 (0.54%) Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Legal
5 1 (0.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (16.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (13.59%) Consultant
3 24 (13.04%) Server Engineer
4 23 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
5 21 (11.41%) Architect
6 19 (10.33%) Automation Engineer
7 16 (8.70%) Senior Server Engineer
8 15 (8.15%) Network Engineer
9 13 (7.07%) Technical Architect
10 12 (6.52%) VMware Consultant
11 11 (5.98%) PowerShell Engineer
11 11 (5.98%) Senior VMware Engineer
12 10 (5.43%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 8 (4.35%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 7 (3.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 7 (3.80%) Cisco Engineer
14 7 (3.80%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 7 (3.80%) Support Engineer
15 6 (3.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 6 (3.26%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.52%) Spine.js
2 10 (5.43%) REST
3 2 (1.09%) Django
4 1 (0.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 48 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.89%) PKI
4 8 (4.35%) Clustering
5 7 (3.80%) BYOD
5 7 (3.80%) EMC VNX
5 7 (3.80%) Replication
6 5 (2.72%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 3 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.09%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.09%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.54%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 107 (58.15%) Windows
2 67 (36.41%) Windows Server
3 41 (22.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (8.15%) Linux
6 9 (4.89%) Windows 10
7 6 (3.26%) Solaris
8 5 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.63%) CentOS
10 2 (1.09%) HPUX
10 2 (1.09%) Unix
10 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.09%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.54%) Android
11 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 35 (19.02%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (19.02%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (16.85%) ITIL
4 26 (14.13%) NsoIT
5 21 (11.41%) Network Virtualisation
5 21 (11.41%) Reverse Engineering
5 21 (11.41%) Server Virtualisation
6 20 (10.87%) Computer Science
6 20 (10.87%) Deployment Automation
7 19 (10.33%) Software Engineering
8 17 (9.24%) Mentoring
9 14 (7.61%) Business Development
9 14 (7.61%) ITIL V3
9 14 (7.61%) Systems Engineering
10 13 (7.07%) Migration
11 12 (6.52%) Network Architecture
12 10 (5.43%) Enterprise Architecture
13 9 (4.89%) DevOps
14 7 (3.80%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.57%) PowerShell
2 17 (9.24%) SQL
3 12 (6.52%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.63%) C
4 3 (1.63%) Python
5 2 (1.09%) Java
5 2 (1.09%) PHP
5 2 (1.09%) VBScript
6 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 109 (59.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (55.43%) MCSE
3 75 (40.76%) Security Cleared
4 72 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (32.61%) SC Cleared
6 57 (30.98%) CCNA
7 44 (23.91%) MCSA
8 36 (19.57%) VCP6
9 28 (15.22%) DV Cleared
10 25 (13.59%) CCNP
11 14 (7.61%) VCP5
12 13 (7.07%) Degree
12 13 (7.07%) MCITP
13 12 (6.52%) OCA
13 12 (6.52%) Oracle Certification
14 10 (5.43%) VCAP
15 9 (4.89%) RHCE
16 8 (4.35%) CCA
16 8 (4.35%) Chartered Engineer
16 8 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (2.17%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.09%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) GDPR
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 142 (77.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (29.35%) vSphere
3 46 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 39 (21.20%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (19.02%) VMware NSX
6 19 (10.33%) Hyper-V
7 13 (7.07%) vCloud
8 11 (5.98%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (4.89%) XenApp
10 7 (3.80%) NFS
11 5 (2.72%) XenDesktop
12 4 (2.17%) XenServer
13 3 (1.63%) VMware Server
14 2 (1.09%) Terminal Services
14 2 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 52 (28.26%) vCenter Server
2 28 (15.22%) vRealize
3 24 (13.04%) PowerCLI
4 20 (10.87%) SCCM
5 18 (9.78%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 10 (5.43%) NetBackup
7 8 (4.35%) SCOM
8 6 (3.26%) SCVMM
9 4 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (2.17%) vMotion
10 3 (1.63%) Ansible
10 3 (1.63%) PaperCut
10 3 (1.63%) Puppet
10 3 (1.63%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (1.63%) WSUS
11 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (1.09%) systemd
Vendors
1 184 (100.00%) VMware
2 101 (54.89%) Microsoft
3 82 (44.57%) Cisco
4 22 (11.96%) HP
5 21 (11.41%) Citrix
6 20 (10.87%) EMC
6 20 (10.87%) Oracle
7 19 (10.33%) NetApp
8 17 (9.24%) Atlassian
9 14 (7.61%) Dell
10 9 (4.89%) Juniper
11 8 (4.35%) Veeam
12 6 (3.26%) Computacenter
12 6 (3.26%) Red Hat
13 5 (2.72%) 3PAR
13 5 (2.72%) CommVault
13 5 (2.72%) F5
13 5 (2.72%) Fortinet
13 5 (2.72%) Google
14 4 (2.17%) Polycom