Period
to 1 December 2021

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 1 December 2021 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
1 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 673 472 638
Rank change year-on-year -201 +166 +62
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 94 63 120
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.86% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 30 71
10th Percentile £278 £336 £275
25th Percentile £355 £373 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £455 £488 £388
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +25.81% -7.74%
75th Percentile £538 £600 £488
90th Percentile £575 £638 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £393
% change year-on-year +2.86% +11.46% -6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
10th Percentile £45.90 £39.75 £8.70
25th Percentile £48.74 £42.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate £50.50 £44.50 £28.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.48% +58.93% -40.43%
75th Percentile £51.75 £45.75 £40.75
90th Percentile £53.55 £46.20 £48.10
UK median hourly rate £50.50 £44.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +13.48% +58.93% -40.43%

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 13,468 7,343 15,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.90% 23.72% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,651 4,959 9,799
10th Percentile £307 £295 £263
25th Percentile £413 £380 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £568
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 344 632
10th Percentile £13.13 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £16.43 £21.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate £29.40 £40.00 £35.95
Median % change year-on-year -26.50% +11.27% +49.79%
75th Percentile £52.94 £52.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £67.28 £64.50 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £33.62 £40.00 £36.70
% change year-on-year -15.96% +8.99% +50.56%

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 1 December 2021.

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)
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 1 December 2021. 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 -197 29 £488 +37.32% 9
South West -42 21 £425 -30.61% 7
North of England -61 18 £500 +7.76% 12
South East -90 14 £450 -21.74% 9
North West -48 12 £500 +7.76% 9
East Midlands - 4 £351 - 5
Midlands - 4 £351 - 11
North East - 3 £300 -
Yorkshire - 3 - - 3
East of England -55 1 £305 -18.67% 4
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

For the 6 months to 1 December 2021, 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 94 (100.00%) VMware
2 69 (73.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (59.57%) Windows
4 49 (52.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (46.81%) vSphere
6 43 (45.74%) Microsoft
6 43 (45.74%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (42.55%) Windows Server
8 39 (41.49%) Active Directory
8 39 (41.49%) MCSE
9 33 (35.11%) Cisco
10 31 (32.98%) vCenter Server
11 28 (29.79%) Firewall
11 28 (29.79%) Azure
12 26 (27.66%) CCNA
13 25 (26.60%) ITIL
13 25 (26.60%) DNS
14 24 (25.53%) DHCP
14 24 (25.53%) CCNP
14 24 (25.53%) VMware ESXi
14 24 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 24 (25.53%) Social Skills
15 22 (23.40%) Windows Server 2016
16 21 (22.34%) Security Cleared
17 20 (21.28%) SQL Server
17 20 (21.28%) Windows Server 2019
18 19 (20.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 19 (20.21%) MCSA
18 19 (20.21%) MS Exchange
18 19 (20.21%) Network Security

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 19 (20.21%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (5.32%) Confluence
4 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.06%) IIS
7 1 (1.06%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.06%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 28 (29.79%) Azure
2 13 (13.83%) AWS
3 10 (10.64%) Microsoft 365
4 8 (8.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (5.32%) IaaS
6 3 (3.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (3.19%) Azure Storage
6 3 (3.19%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (2.13%) GCP
7 2 (2.13%) PaaS
8 1 (1.06%) Azure Stack
8 1 (1.06%) Mimecast
8 1 (1.06%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (29.79%) Firewall
2 25 (26.60%) DNS
3 24 (25.53%) DHCP
4 19 (20.21%) Network Security
5 15 (15.96%) SAN
6 13 (13.83%) VPN
7 12 (12.77%) VSAN
8 9 (9.57%) VXLAN
9 8 (8.51%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (7.45%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (5.32%) BGP
11 5 (5.32%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (5.32%) DMVPN
11 5 (5.32%) IPv4
11 5 (5.32%) iSCSI
11 5 (5.32%) NAS
11 5 (5.32%) OSPF
11 5 (5.32%) TCP/IP
11 5 (5.32%) WAN
12 4 (4.26%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (10.64%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2017
5 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 5 (5.32%) JIRA
2 4 (4.26%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.06%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.06%) FishEye
3 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
General
1 24 (25.53%) Social Skills
2 13 (13.83%) Public Sector
3 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.45%) Finance
4 6 (6.38%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.26%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (3.19%) Electronics
6 3 (3.19%) Law
6 3 (3.19%) Police
7 2 (2.13%) Influencing Skills
7 2 (2.13%) Marketing
7 2 (2.13%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.06%) Banking
8 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.06%) Military
8 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (19.15%) VMware Engineer
2 13 (13.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (11.70%) Network Engineer
4 10 (10.64%) Consultant
5 9 (9.57%) Architect
6 8 (8.51%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 8 (8.51%) VMware Consultant
7 7 (7.45%) Support Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) Wintel Engineer
10 4 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (4.26%) IT Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (4.26%) IT Manager
10 4 (4.26%) Project Engineer
11 3 (3.19%) Designer
11 3 (3.19%) HP Storage Engineer
11 3 (3.19%) SAN Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.70%) LDAP
2 3 (3.19%) Spine.js
3 1 (1.06%) COM
3 1 (1.06%) SAML
3 1 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.02%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.45%) Clustering
3 6 (6.38%) NHS
3 6 (6.38%) Replication
3 6 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.26%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.19%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (3.19%) EMC VNX
5 3 (3.19%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.06%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.06%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.06%) PKI
7 1 (1.06%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.06%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (59.57%) Windows
2 40 (42.55%) Windows Server
3 24 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (23.40%) Windows Server 2016
5 20 (21.28%) Windows Server 2019
6 12 (12.77%) Linux
7 7 (7.45%) Windows 10
7 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (4.26%) Android
8 4 (4.26%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.19%) Mac OS
9 3 (3.19%) Mac OS X
9 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.06%) VMS
11 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.60%) ITIL
2 19 (20.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (19.15%) Computer Science
3 18 (19.15%) Network Virtualisation
4 14 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (11.70%) Validation
6 10 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (10.64%) System Testing
7 9 (9.57%) Service Management
8 8 (8.51%) ITIL V3
9 7 (7.45%) High Availability
9 7 (7.45%) Load Balancing
9 7 (7.45%) NsoIT
9 7 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (6.38%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (6.38%) Data Protection
10 6 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (6.38%) Project Delivery
10 6 (6.38%) Server Management
10 6 (6.38%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.15%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.45%) SQL
3 6 (6.38%) C
4 4 (4.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 49 (52.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (45.74%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (41.49%) MCSE
4 26 (27.66%) CCNA
5 24 (25.53%) CCNP
6 21 (22.34%) Security Cleared
7 19 (20.21%) MCSA
8 18 (19.15%) Degree
9 17 (18.09%) SC Cleared
10 9 (9.57%) VCAP
11 7 (7.45%) VCP6
12 5 (5.32%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (5.32%) MCITP
12 5 (5.32%) MCP
13 4 (4.26%) CCA
13 4 (4.26%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (4.26%) DV Cleared
13 4 (4.26%) TOGAF Certification
14 3 (3.19%) CCDP
14 3 (3.19%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) GxP
2 1 (1.06%) ISO 22301
2 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.06%) NIST
2 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 69 (73.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (46.81%) vSphere
3 39 (41.49%) Active Directory
4 24 (25.53%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (18.09%) VMware NSX
6 9 (9.57%) Hyper-V
7 7 (7.45%) XenApp
8 6 (6.38%) vCloud
8 6 (6.38%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (4.26%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (4.26%) XenDesktop
10 3 (3.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (3.19%) Firmware
10 3 (3.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (3.19%) NFS
10 3 (3.19%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (3.19%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (2.13%) Docker
12 1 (1.06%) DFS Replication
12 1 (1.06%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 31 (32.98%) vCenter Server
2 14 (14.89%) SCCM
2 14 (14.89%) WSUS
3 12 (12.77%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 11 (11.70%) vRealize
5 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (5.32%) Ansible
7 3 (3.19%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (3.19%) NetBackup
7 3 (3.19%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (3.19%) PowerCLI
7 3 (3.19%) Terraform
7 3 (3.19%) vMotion
8 2 (2.13%) Kubernetes
8 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (2.13%) Packer
8 2 (2.13%) SCOM
8 2 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (2.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 1 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 94 (100.00%) VMware
2 43 (45.74%) Microsoft
3 33 (35.11%) Cisco
4 17 (18.09%) HP
5 15 (15.96%) Fortinet
6 13 (13.83%) Citrix
7 11 (11.70%) Dell
8 7 (7.45%) Juniper
8 7 (7.45%) McAfee
8 7 (7.45%) Red Hat
8 7 (7.45%) Veeam
9 6 (6.38%) EMC
9 6 (6.38%) IBM
10 5 (5.32%) Atlassian
10 5 (5.32%) CheckPoint
11 4 (4.26%) 3PAR
11 4 (4.26%) Apple
11 4 (4.26%) F5
11 4 (4.26%) Nimble Storage
11 4 (4.26%) Symantec