Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 652 661 621
Rank change year-on-year +9 -40 +4
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 181 161 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.04% 0.89% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 114 152
England median daily rate £335 £413 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.79% +14.58% -3.36%
10th Percentile £261 £266 £263
90th Percentile £500 £584 £488
UK median daily rate £340 £400 £363
% change year-on-year -15.00% +10.34% -2.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 11
England median hourly rate £29.08 - £45.50
10th Percentile £17.25 - £37.00
90th Percentile £39.75 - £60.00
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £19.50 £45.50
% change year-on-year +34.62% -57.14% +106.82%

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 17,466 18,121 20,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.92% 20.19% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,719 11,324 12,283
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £230 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 773 780 947
England median hourly rate £23.38 £25.50 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -0.62% +35.05%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.07 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.79 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +42.11%

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 January 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)
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 January 2018.

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 January 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 -18 88 £378 -13.16% 29
South East -29 37 £394 -12.50% 9
Midlands +24 28 £310 -11.43% 11
East Midlands +18 16 £325 - 1
East of England -9 16 £300 -23.81% 5
West Midlands +13 12 £293 -16.43% 10
North of England +25 7 £275 +7.32% 8
North West +10 5 £275 +10.00% 2
South West +3 2 £300 - 12
Yorkshire +15 1 £275 -26.67% 4
North East - 1 £275 - 2
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 181 (100.00%) VMware
2 122 (67.40%) Windows
3 99 (54.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 95 (52.49%) Active Directory
5 92 (50.83%) Microsoft
5 92 (50.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 82 (45.30%) MCSE
7 78 (43.09%) ITIL
8 70 (38.67%) Windows Server
9 61 (33.70%) Cisco Certification
10 57 (31.49%) Cisco
10 57 (31.49%) vSphere
11 55 (30.39%) Citrix
12 48 (26.52%) MS Exchange
13 47 (25.97%) Windows Server 2012
14 45 (24.86%) SAN
15 44 (24.31%) CCNA
16 42 (23.20%) Microsoft Azure
16 42 (23.20%) PowerShell
16 42 (23.20%) Windows Server 2008
17 37 (20.44%) Office 365
17 37 (20.44%) DNS
18 35 (19.34%) HP
18 35 (19.34%) Firewall
19 34 (18.78%) SCCM
20 33 (18.23%) Data Centre
21 32 (17.68%) VMware ESXi
22 29 (16.02%) Linux
22 29 (16.02%) Hyper-V
23 28 (15.47%) Degree

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 48 (26.52%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (9.39%) SharePoint
3 13 (7.18%) IIS
3 13 (7.18%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.21%) Apache
5 3 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.66%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.10%) JBoss
6 2 (1.10%) WordPress
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 42 (23.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (20.44%) Office 365
3 20 (11.05%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (4.42%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.55%) IaaS
6 1 (0.55%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (24.86%) SAN
2 37 (20.44%) DNS
3 35 (19.34%) Firewall
4 25 (13.81%) DHCP
5 24 (13.26%) TCP/IP
6 19 (10.50%) NAS
7 18 (9.94%) LAN
7 18 (9.94%) WAN
8 17 (9.39%) iSCSI
9 15 (8.29%) Fibre Channel
10 14 (7.73%) VoIP
11 12 (6.63%) VPN
12 8 (4.42%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (3.31%) PBX
14 5 (2.76%) VLAN
15 4 (2.21%) Cisco IOS
15 4 (2.21%) VSAN
16 3 (1.66%) Cisco Nexus
16 3 (1.66%) Network Security
16 3 (1.66%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.60%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.21%) MySQL
2 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (1.66%) Big Data
3 3 (1.66%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.10%) DB2
4 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) InstallShield
General
1 22 (12.15%) Finance
2 12 (6.63%) Banking
3 7 (3.87%) Retail
4 6 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.76%) Games
5 5 (2.76%) Legal
6 4 (2.21%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.21%) Law
7 3 (1.66%) Advertising
7 3 (1.66%) Automotive
7 3 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.55%) Back Office
9 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.55%) French Language
9 1 (0.55%) Local Government
9 1 (0.55%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (18.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (16.57%) Architect
3 23 (12.71%) VMware Engineer
4 19 (10.50%) Analyst
4 19 (10.50%) Consultant
5 16 (8.84%) VMware Consultant
6 15 (8.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (7.18%) Windows Engineer
8 12 (6.63%) Infrastructure Manager
8 12 (6.63%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.52%) VMware Architect
10 9 (4.97%) Systems Manager
11 8 (4.42%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (4.42%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.87%) Storage Analyst
12 7 (3.87%) Technical Architect
13 6 (3.31%) Administrator
13 6 (3.31%) Data Analyst
13 6 (3.31%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.21%) Web Services
2 2 (1.10%) Middleware
2 2 (1.10%) REST
3 1 (0.55%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.23%) Data Centre
2 21 (11.60%) Clustering
3 17 (9.39%) Replication
4 15 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (6.63%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.31%) BYOD
6 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Licensing
6 6 (3.31%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.76%) Online Games
7 5 (2.76%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.66%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.66%) FlexPod
9 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.10%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.55%) Blog
10 1 (0.55%) CMDB
10 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.55%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 122 (67.40%) Windows
2 70 (38.67%) Windows Server
3 47 (25.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (23.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (16.02%) Linux
6 20 (11.05%) Windows 10
7 15 (8.29%) Windows 7
8 13 (7.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (6.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (4.97%) Unix
11 8 (4.42%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.21%) Android
12 4 (2.21%) Solaris
12 4 (2.21%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.66%) Windows Phone
14 2 (1.10%) AIX
14 2 (1.10%) CentOS
15 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (43.09%) ITIL
2 23 (12.71%) High Availability
3 20 (11.05%) Incident Management
4 17 (9.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (8.84%) Problem Management
5 16 (8.84%) TOGAF
6 15 (8.29%) PRINCE2
7 14 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (7.73%) Performance Tuning
8 13 (7.18%) ITIL V3
8 13 (7.18%) Service Management
9 12 (6.63%) Capacity Planning
10 11 (6.08%) DevOps
10 11 (6.08%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (6.08%) Virtual Environments
11 10 (5.52%) Business Continuity
11 10 (5.52%) Change Control
12 9 (4.97%) Capacity Management
12 9 (4.97%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (4.42%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (23.20%) PowerShell
2 23 (12.71%) SQL
3 8 (4.42%) VBScript
4 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.10%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.55%) C
5 1 (0.55%) Python
5 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (54.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (45.30%) MCSE
3 61 (33.70%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (24.31%) CCNA
5 28 (15.47%) Degree
6 27 (14.92%) MCSA
7 25 (13.81%) CCNP
8 20 (11.05%) VCP6
9 19 (10.50%) MCITP
10 18 (9.94%) SC Cleared
10 18 (9.94%) Security Cleared
11 17 (9.39%) Citrix Certification
12 14 (7.73%) VCAP
13 13 (7.18%) VCP5
14 12 (6.63%) RHCE
15 11 (6.08%) MCP
16 10 (5.52%) CCA
16 10 (5.52%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
17 9 (4.97%) MCTS
18 8 (4.42%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.05%) SLA
2 5 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.66%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.55%) COBIT
4 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 95 (52.49%) Active Directory
2 92 (50.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (31.49%) vSphere
4 32 (17.68%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (16.02%) Hyper-V
6 22 (12.15%) VMware NSX
7 18 (9.94%) vCloud
8 9 (4.97%) Terminal Services
8 9 (4.97%) XenApp
9 7 (3.87%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (3.87%) NFS
10 5 (2.76%) Docker
11 3 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (1.10%) DFS Replication
12 2 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.10%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.55%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (18.78%) SCCM
2 27 (14.92%) SCOM
3 18 (9.94%) NetBackup
4 16 (8.84%) Backup Exec
5 13 (7.18%) Microsoft Clustering
5 13 (7.18%) vCenter Server
5 13 (7.18%) vRealize
6 10 (5.52%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (4.42%) HP Data Protector
7 8 (4.42%) PowerCLI
7 8 (4.42%) WSUS
8 5 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (2.21%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (2.21%) Tivoli
9 4 (2.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (1.66%) Ansible
11 2 (1.10%) Cisco Prime
11 2 (1.10%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (1.10%) vMotion
Vendors
1 181 (100.00%) VMware
2 92 (50.83%) Microsoft
3 57 (31.49%) Cisco
4 55 (30.39%) Citrix
5 35 (19.34%) HP
6 25 (13.81%) NetApp
7 18 (9.94%) Dell
8 16 (8.84%) IBM
9 15 (8.29%) CommVault
10 13 (7.18%) Veeam
11 11 (6.08%) 3PAR
11 11 (6.08%) SolarWinds
11 11 (6.08%) Symantec
12 10 (5.52%) EqualLogic
12 10 (5.52%) Veritas
13 9 (4.97%) Red Hat
14 8 (4.42%) Brocade
14 8 (4.42%) CheckPoint
14 8 (4.42%) Sophos
15 6 (3.31%) EMC