Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 660 686 663
Rank change year-on-year +26 -23 +22
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 124 195 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.80% 1.09% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 111 114
England median daily rate £423 £408 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% +9.40% -6.88%
10th Percentile £273 £275 £261
90th Percentile £601 £550 £500
UK median daily rate £423 £404 £375
% change year-on-year +4.64% +7.59% -6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 4
England median hourly rate £33.25 £47.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.26% +50.40% +11.61%
10th Percentile £13.43 £38.80 £19.00
90th Percentile £49.68 £47.00 £39.75
UK median hourly rate £33.25 £47.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year -29.26% +79.05% +22.09%

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 15,535 17,819 17,914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.43% 18.75% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,567 10,546 10,983
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.24%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £231
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.88% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 859 845
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -3.21% +3.32%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -7.41% +3.85%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 16 November 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 East +8 39 £425 +6.25% 23
London +49 34 £450 +7.14% 17
North of England +44 17 £295 -1.67% 13
South West -21 15 £415 -24.55% 9
Yorkshire +37 10 £350 +6.87% 7
Midlands +46 9 £242 -16.72% 11
North West +26 7 £290 +16.00% 4
West Midlands +32 6 £750 +158.62% 5
East of England +32 6 £300 -30.23% 2
East Midlands +29 3 £183 - 6
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 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).

1 124 (100.00%) VMware
2 84 (67.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (66.94%) Windows
4 69 (55.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 60 (48.39%) Microsoft
5 60 (48.39%) Active Directory
6 57 (45.97%) MCSE
7 54 (43.55%) Windows Server
8 49 (39.52%) ITIL
9 43 (34.68%) Azure
10 42 (33.87%) vSphere
11 40 (32.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 36 (29.03%) PowerShell
13 35 (28.23%) Linux
13 35 (28.23%) VMware ESXi
14 33 (26.61%) Citrix
15 32 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
16 31 (25.00%) Security Cleared
17 30 (24.19%) SC Cleared
17 30 (24.19%) HP
18 29 (23.39%) SAN
19 28 (22.58%) Cisco
19 28 (22.58%) MCSA
19 28 (22.58%) vCloud
20 27 (21.77%) Citrix Certification
21 26 (20.97%) DNS
21 26 (20.97%) Office 365
21 26 (20.97%) vCenter Server
21 26 (20.97%) VMware NSX
22 25 (20.16%) CCNA

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 23 (18.55%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.87%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (4.03%) IIS
4 4 (3.23%) Confluence
5 3 (2.42%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (10.48%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 43 (34.68%) Azure
2 26 (20.97%) Office 365
3 24 (19.35%) AWS
4 12 (9.68%) IaaS
5 3 (2.42%) PaaS
6 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.81%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (23.39%) SAN
2 26 (20.97%) DNS
3 24 (19.35%) DHCP
4 22 (17.74%) VSAN
5 16 (12.90%) Firewall
6 14 (11.29%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.65%) LAN
7 7 (5.65%) NAS
7 7 (5.65%) WAN
8 6 (4.84%) Network Security
8 6 (4.84%) Wireless
9 5 (4.03%) Skype
10 4 (3.23%) NetScaler
10 4 (3.23%) VPN
11 3 (2.42%) Cisco PIX
11 3 (2.42%) iSCSI
11 3 (2.42%) Unified Communications
11 3 (2.42%) VoIP
12 2 (1.61%) Cisco Firepower
12 2 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.84%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (3.23%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.81%) MySQL
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (3.23%) JIRA
2 2 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.81%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (7.26%) Public Sector
2 5 (4.03%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.42%) Finance
3 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.42%) Retail
4 2 (1.61%) Electronics
4 2 (1.61%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.81%) French Language
5 1 (0.81%) Front Office
5 1 (0.81%) Games
5 1 (0.81%) Law
5 1 (0.81%) Military
5 1 (0.81%) Publishing
5 1 (0.81%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (25.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (23.39%) Consultant
3 18 (14.52%) VMware Consultant
3 18 (14.52%) VMware Engineer
4 11 (8.87%) VMware Specialist
5 9 (7.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (7.26%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (6.45%) Architect
6 8 (6.45%) Server Engineer
7 7 (5.65%) Senior Consultant
7 7 (5.65%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (4.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.84%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Windows Server Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Windows Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) Infrastructure Support
9 5 (4.03%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.61%) LDAP
2 1 (0.81%) Ajax
2 1 (0.81%) HTML
2 1 (0.81%) SAML
2 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.87%) Clustering
3 9 (7.26%) Replication
4 8 (6.45%) Public Cloud
4 8 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.03%) EMC VMAX
6 5 (4.03%) EMC VNX
6 5 (4.03%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.03%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 4 (3.23%) NHS
8 3 (2.42%) PKI
8 3 (2.42%) Robotics
9 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.61%) PMI
9 2 (1.61%) Wiki
10 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 83 (66.94%) Windows
2 54 (43.55%) Windows Server
3 35 (28.23%) Linux
4 32 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (7.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (6.45%) CentOS
8 6 (4.84%) Unix
9 5 (4.03%) SUSE
9 5 (4.03%) VMS
9 5 (4.03%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.42%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.61%) Android
11 2 (1.61%) HPUX
11 2 (1.61%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.81%) Debian
12 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (39.52%) ITIL
2 40 (32.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (14.52%) ITIL V3
3 18 (14.52%) Migration
4 16 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (12.10%) Service Management
6 14 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (9.68%) Change Management
7 12 (9.68%) PRINCE2
8 11 (8.87%) ITSM
8 11 (8.87%) Server Virtualisation
9 9 (7.26%) Server Building
10 8 (6.45%) Decision-Making
10 8 (6.45%) Performance Management
10 8 (6.45%) Task Automation
11 7 (5.65%) Computer Science
11 7 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (5.65%) Incident Management
12 6 (4.84%) Configuration Management
13 5 (4.03%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 36 (29.03%) PowerShell
2 25 (20.16%) SQL
3 3 (2.42%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.61%) Python
4 2 (1.61%) VBScript
5 1 (0.81%) C
5 1 (0.81%) C#
5 1 (0.81%) Java
5 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 69 (55.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (45.97%) MCSE
3 31 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 30 (24.19%) SC Cleared
5 28 (22.58%) MCSA
6 27 (21.77%) Citrix Certification
7 25 (20.16%) CCNA
7 25 (20.16%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (14.52%) DV Cleared
9 16 (12.90%) CCA
9 16 (12.90%) VCAP
10 15 (12.10%) MCP
10 15 (12.10%) VCP6
11 12 (9.68%) CCNP
11 12 (9.68%) Degree
12 6 (4.84%) VCP5
13 4 (3.23%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (3.23%) CISSP
13 4 (3.23%) MCITP
13 4 (3.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.26%) SLA
2 4 (3.23%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) GDPR
3 1 (0.81%) GxP
3 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 84 (67.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (48.39%) Active Directory
3 42 (33.87%) vSphere
4 35 (28.23%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (22.58%) vCloud
6 26 (20.97%) VMware NSX
7 19 (15.32%) Hyper-V
8 11 (8.87%) XenDesktop
9 10 (8.06%) XenApp
10 7 (5.65%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (3.23%) ISA Server
12 4 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (2.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (2.42%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (1.61%) DFS Replication
14 2 (1.61%) UAG
15 1 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (20.97%) vCenter Server
2 22 (17.74%) SCCM
3 20 (16.13%) vRealize
4 10 (8.06%) SCOM
5 5 (4.03%) AirWatch
5 5 (4.03%) EMC VPLEX
5 5 (4.03%) vMotion
5 5 (4.03%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 4 (3.23%) Ansible
6 4 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (3.23%) NetBackup
6 4 (3.23%) ThinApp
7 3 (2.42%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.42%) Puppet
7 3 (2.42%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.42%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.61%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 124 (100.00%) VMware
2 60 (48.39%) Microsoft
3 33 (26.61%) Citrix
4 30 (24.19%) HP
5 28 (22.58%) Cisco
6 16 (12.90%) NetApp
7 12 (9.68%) Veeam
8 8 (6.45%) Dell
9 7 (5.65%) EMC
10 5 (4.03%) 3PAR
10 5 (4.03%) Brocade
10 5 (4.03%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.23%) Ivanti
11 4 (3.23%) Nimble Storage
11 4 (3.23%) Remedy
12 3 (2.42%) Atlassian
12 3 (2.42%) Mitel
12 3 (2.42%) SAP
12 3 (2.42%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.42%) Veritas