Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 559 635 709
Rank change year-on-year +76 +74 -34
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 114 204 148
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.91% 1.18% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 134 97
Median daily rate £400 £475 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +40.74% -17.68%
10th Percentile £295 £363 £250
90th Percentile £592 £593 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £475 £325
% change year-on-year -15.79% +46.15% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 2
Median hourly rate £27.00 £34.51 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.76% +78.07% -44.63%
10th Percentile £12.15 £28.50 £16.99
90th Percentile £38.65 £48.00 £22.79
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £41.53 £19.38
% change year-on-year -34.99% +114.29% -44.63%

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 12,496 17,301 17,885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.99% 19.57% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,622 10,448 10,825
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £249
90th Percentile £650 £640 £635
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 565 757 812
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +25.65% -14.73%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £55.15 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.13 £24.00
% change year-on-year +16.18% +25.52% -12.73%

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 28 March 2020.

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)
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in England over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 2020. 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 +164 53 £413 -16.46% 13
South East +76 25 £400 -15.79% 9
South West -5 16 £425 -2.86% 4
Midlands +52 10 £588 +11.90% 11
West Midlands +47 9 £700 +33.33% 9
North of England +54 6 £450 +0.06% 15
North West +37 5 £450 +50.08% 5
East of England +24 3 £350 -22.22% 1
Yorkshire +50 1 - - 7
East Midlands +30 1 £300 -45.45% 2
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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).

1 114 (100.00%) VMware
2 85 (74.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (61.40%) Windows
4 65 (57.02%) Active Directory
5 64 (56.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 55 (48.25%) Microsoft
6 55 (48.25%) PowerShell
7 52 (45.61%) Windows Server
8 51 (44.74%) MCSE
9 49 (42.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (29.82%) MCSA
11 33 (28.95%) ITIL
11 33 (28.95%) vSphere
12 32 (28.07%) Azure
12 32 (28.07%) Cisco
13 30 (26.32%) DNS
13 30 (26.32%) DHCP
14 29 (25.44%) Security Cleared
15 27 (23.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 27 (23.68%) Windows Server 2016
16 26 (22.81%) Data Centre
16 26 (22.81%) SC Cleared
16 26 (22.81%) Cisco Certification
17 24 (21.05%) SAN
18 23 (20.18%) VMware ESXi
19 22 (19.30%) Migration
19 22 (19.30%) CCNA
19 22 (19.30%) SQL
19 22 (19.30%) Office 365
19 22 (19.30%) vRealize

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 (12.28%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.65%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.14%) IIS
4 4 (3.51%) Confluence
5 3 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.75%) Apache
6 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (12.28%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.88%) assyst
2 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 32 (28.07%) Azure
2 22 (19.30%) Office 365
3 8 (7.02%) AWS
4 6 (5.26%) IaaS
5 3 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.75%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.75%) PaaS
7 1 (0.88%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (26.32%) DHCP
1 30 (26.32%) DNS
2 24 (21.05%) SAN
3 18 (15.79%) Firewall
4 9 (7.89%) Network Security
5 8 (7.02%) LAN
6 6 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.26%) WAN
7 5 (4.39%) iSCSI
7 5 (4.39%) NAS
8 3 (2.63%) BGP
8 3 (2.63%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.63%) OSPF
8 3 (2.63%) Unified Communications
8 3 (2.63%) VSAN
9 2 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.75%) IPsec
9 2 (1.75%) NX-OS
9 2 (1.75%) VPN
9 2 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.65%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.75%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.88%) MySQL
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (3.51%) JIRA
2 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 18 (15.79%) Banking
2 12 (10.53%) Finance
3 9 (7.89%) Telecoms
4 8 (7.02%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.63%) Military
6 2 (1.75%) Back Office
7 1 (0.88%) French Language
7 1 (0.88%) Law
7 1 (0.88%) Police
7 1 (0.88%) Publishing
7 1 (0.88%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 27 (23.68%) VMware Engineer
2 25 (21.93%) Consultant
3 23 (20.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (20.18%) Server Engineer
4 17 (14.91%) Active Directory Engineer
5 16 (14.04%) VMware Consultant
6 10 (8.77%) Architect
7 8 (7.02%) Senior Consultant
7 8 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) Analyst
9 6 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.39%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (4.39%) PowerShell Engineer
10 5 (4.39%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (4.39%) Support Engineer
10 5 (4.39%) Windows Engineer
11 4 (3.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 3 (2.63%) Administrator
12 3 (2.63%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.88%) Ajax
1 1 (0.88%) HTML
1 1 (0.88%) REST
1 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (22.81%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.65%) Replication
3 8 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.26%) Clustering
5 5 (4.39%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.63%) PKI
6 3 (2.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (1.75%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.75%) Robotics
8 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.88%) PMI
8 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 70 (61.40%) Windows
2 52 (45.61%) Windows Server
3 49 (42.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (23.68%) Windows Server 2016
5 15 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (8.77%) Linux
6 10 (8.77%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (6.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.26%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.51%) CentOS
10 2 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.75%) Unix
10 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.88%) Debian
11 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.95%) ITIL
2 27 (23.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 22 (19.30%) Migration
4 13 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (11.40%) Server Virtualisation
5 11 (9.65%) Change Management
5 11 (9.65%) Incident Management
5 11 (9.65%) SIEM
6 9 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (7.02%) Network Virtualisation
8 7 (6.14%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (6.14%) Network Management
8 7 (6.14%) Server Management
8 7 (6.14%) Service Delivery
8 7 (6.14%) Service Management
8 7 (6.14%) TOGAF
9 6 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (5.26%) ITIL V3
9 6 (5.26%) Server Building
10 5 (4.39%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 55 (48.25%) PowerShell
2 22 (19.30%) SQL
3 8 (7.02%) Python
4 2 (1.75%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.75%) PHP
5 1 (0.88%) C#
5 1 (0.88%) Java
5 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.88%) Perl
5 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (56.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (44.74%) MCSE
3 34 (29.82%) MCSA
4 29 (25.44%) Security Cleared
5 26 (22.81%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (22.81%) SC Cleared
6 22 (19.30%) CCNA
7 21 (18.42%) Citrix Certification
8 16 (14.04%) CCNP
9 15 (13.16%) CCA
9 15 (13.16%) VCP6
10 13 (11.40%) VCAP
11 9 (7.89%) DV Cleared
12 5 (4.39%) CISSP
12 5 (4.39%) TOGAF Certification
13 4 (3.51%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (3.51%) VCP5
14 3 (2.63%) CCIE
14 3 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (2.63%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) SLA
2 2 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) GDPR
3 1 (0.88%) GxP
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 85 (74.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (57.02%) Active Directory
3 33 (28.95%) vSphere
4 23 (20.18%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (18.42%) Hyper-V
6 12 (10.53%) VMware NSX
7 10 (8.77%) vCloud
8 8 (7.02%) XenApp
9 6 (5.26%) XenDesktop
10 5 (4.39%) NFS
10 5 (4.39%) UAG
10 5 (4.39%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (2.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (1.75%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.88%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 22 (19.30%) vRealize
2 21 (18.42%) SCCM
3 12 (10.53%) vCenter Server
4 6 (5.26%) NetBackup
5 5 (4.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 4 (3.51%) Ansible
6 4 (3.51%) PowerCLI
6 4 (3.51%) ThinApp
6 4 (3.51%) WSUS
7 3 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (2.63%) Puppet
7 3 (2.63%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.75%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.75%) Nagios
8 2 (1.75%) Nessus
8 2 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.75%) SCOM
8 2 (1.75%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (1.75%) Terraform
8 2 (1.75%) vMotion
Vendors
1 114 (100.00%) VMware
2 55 (48.25%) Microsoft
3 32 (28.07%) Cisco
4 19 (16.67%) HP
5 13 (11.40%) Citrix
6 12 (10.53%) Dell
7 7 (6.14%) Veeam
8 6 (5.26%) NetApp
8 6 (5.26%) Remedy
9 3 (2.63%) Computacenter
9 3 (2.63%) IFS
9 3 (2.63%) Ivanti
9 3 (2.63%) Nimble Storage
9 3 (2.63%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.63%) Symantec
10 2 (1.75%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.75%) Carbon Black
10 2 (1.75%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.75%) Okta
10 2 (1.75%) Proofpoint