Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 670 681 680
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1 -74
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 199 191 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.08% 1.06% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 111 133
England median daily rate £420 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -15.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £260 £275
90th Percentile £575 £500 £525
UK median daily rate £420 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 1
England median hourly rate £47.00 £22.83 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.89% -18.47% -38.46%
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +88.00% +16.28% -42.64%

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 18,356 17,984 19,578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.13% 18.93% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,944 11,070 12,267
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £245
90th Percentile £630 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 817 777
England median hourly rate £26.35 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -1.96% +6.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.60 £25.88
% change year-on-year +3.54% -1.08% +3.50%

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 14 December 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)
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 14 December 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
South East +30 73 £400 +3.23% 11
London -19 61 £420 +9.09% 14
South West +4 36 £550 +83.33% 11
Midlands -35 14 £325 +4.84% 21
West Midlands -25 11 £325 +11.11% 13
North of England -11 8 £300 +9.09% 14
Yorkshire -11 6 £325 +4.00% 5
East of England -13 6 £425 +41.67% 9
East Midlands -7 3 - - 8
North West -14 2 £250 -9.09% 8
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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).

1 199 (100.00%) VMware
2 149 (74.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (58.29%) Windows
4 106 (53.27%) Microsoft
5 101 (50.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 85 (42.71%) Cisco
7 80 (40.20%) MCSE
8 78 (39.20%) Windows Server
9 74 (37.19%) vSphere
10 72 (36.18%) Active Directory
11 66 (33.17%) Data Centre
12 58 (29.15%) Cisco Certification
13 57 (28.64%) Security Cleared
14 51 (25.63%) Citrix
15 48 (24.12%) Windows Server 2012
16 47 (23.62%) vCenter Server
16 47 (23.62%) PowerShell
17 46 (23.12%) ITIL
18 43 (21.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 42 (21.11%) CCNA
20 40 (20.10%) MCSA
20 40 (20.10%) SC Cleared
20 40 (20.10%) Windows Server 2008
21 39 (19.60%) VMware ESXi
22 35 (17.59%) Finance
22 35 (17.59%) VCP6
23 32 (16.08%) DNS
24 31 (15.58%) vCloud
25 30 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
25 30 (15.08%) SCCM

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 26 (13.07%) MS Exchange
2 24 (12.06%) Confluence
3 13 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.02%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.51%) IIS
5 5 (2.51%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.01%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.50%) Apache
8 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.50%) JBoss
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 29 (14.57%) Amazon AWS
1 29 (14.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (13.57%) Office 365
3 14 (7.04%) IaaS
4 9 (4.52%) PaaS
5 8 (4.02%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.01%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (16.08%) DNS
2 28 (14.07%) Firewall
3 26 (13.07%) SAN
4 23 (11.56%) DHCP
5 18 (9.05%) iSCSI
5 18 (9.05%) VLAN
6 17 (8.54%) VSAN
7 14 (7.04%) TCP/IP
8 13 (6.53%) LAN
9 12 (6.03%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (6.03%) WAN
10 10 (5.03%) BGP
10 10 (5.03%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (5.03%) OSPF
11 9 (4.52%) Unified Communications
12 7 (3.52%) Skype
12 7 (3.52%) VXLAN
13 6 (3.02%) DMVPN
13 6 (3.02%) Multicast
13 6 (3.02%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.02%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.01%) MySQL
4 2 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.50%) DB2
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (13.07%) JIRA
2 20 (10.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (3.02%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 35 (17.59%) Finance
2 10 (5.03%) Banking
3 7 (3.52%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.52%) Military
4 6 (3.02%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.51%) Retail
5 3 (1.51%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.01%) French Language
7 1 (0.50%) Back Office
7 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 40 (20.10%) VMware Engineer
2 39 (19.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (14.07%) Architect
4 17 (8.54%) Consultant
5 15 (7.54%) Automation Engineer
6 14 (7.04%) PowerShell Engineer
7 11 (5.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (4.52%) Network Architect
8 9 (4.52%) Network Design Architect
8 9 (4.52%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.52%) VMware Consultant
9 8 (4.02%) Cloud Architect
9 8 (4.02%) Infrastructure Support
9 8 (4.02%) Server Engineer
9 8 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.02%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.52%) Analyst
10 7 (3.52%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.52%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.03%) REST
2 4 (2.01%) Spine.js
2 4 (2.01%) WSH
3 2 (1.01%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.50%) Flash
4 1 (0.50%) Middleware
4 1 (0.50%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 66 (33.17%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.03%) Clustering
4 9 (4.52%) Replication
4 9 (4.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 7 (3.52%) PKI
6 5 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.01%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.51%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.51%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.01%) BYOD
9 2 (1.01%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.01%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.01%) RIA
9 2 (1.01%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.01%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 116 (58.29%) Windows
2 78 (39.20%) Windows Server
3 48 (24.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (20.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (14.57%) Linux
5 29 (14.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (9.05%) Windows 10
7 10 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (4.02%) Windows 7
9 7 (3.52%) Unix
10 3 (1.51%) Android
11 2 (1.01%) Check Point GAiA
11 2 (1.01%) SUSE
12 1 (0.50%) AIX
12 1 (0.50%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (23.12%) ITIL
2 43 (21.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 30 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (14.57%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (10.55%) Network Virtualisation
6 19 (9.55%) NsoIT
7 18 (9.05%) ITIL V3
7 18 (9.05%) Migration
8 14 (7.04%) Computer Science
8 14 (7.04%) Patch Management
9 13 (6.53%) Change Management
9 13 (6.53%) Performance Tuning
9 13 (6.53%) Reverse Engineering
10 12 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (5.53%) Incident Management
11 11 (5.53%) Server Virtualisation
12 9 (4.52%) Server Management
12 9 (4.52%) Software Engineering
12 9 (4.52%) Task Automation
12 9 (4.52%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 47 (23.62%) PowerShell
2 23 (11.56%) SQL
3 6 (3.02%) VBScript
4 4 (2.01%) C
5 3 (1.51%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.01%) Java
6 2 (1.01%) Python
7 1 (0.50%) AWK
7 1 (0.50%) sed
Qualifications
1 101 (50.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (40.20%) MCSE
3 58 (29.15%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (28.64%) Security Cleared
5 42 (21.11%) CCNA
6 40 (20.10%) MCSA
6 40 (20.10%) SC Cleared
7 35 (17.59%) VCP6
8 28 (14.07%) VCAP
9 26 (13.07%) CCNP
10 21 (10.55%) MCITP
11 20 (10.05%) DV Cleared
12 19 (9.55%) Citrix Certification
13 16 (8.04%) OCA
13 16 (8.04%) Oracle Certification
14 13 (6.53%) CCA
15 12 (6.03%) CCIE
15 12 (6.03%) VCP5
16 10 (5.03%) RHCE
17 9 (4.52%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.52%) SLA
2 6 (3.02%) QA
3 3 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) COBIT
4 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 149 (74.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (37.19%) vSphere
3 72 (36.18%) Active Directory
4 39 (19.60%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (15.58%) vCloud
6 28 (14.07%) Hyper-V
7 18 (9.05%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (8.04%) NFS
9 15 (7.54%) XenDesktop
10 12 (6.03%) VMware NSX
11 10 (5.03%) XenApp
12 8 (4.02%) XenServer
13 7 (3.52%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (2.51%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (1.51%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (1.51%) UAG
16 2 (1.01%) ISA Server
16 2 (1.01%) VirtualBox
17 1 (0.50%) Firmware
17 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 47 (23.62%) vCenter Server
2 30 (15.08%) SCCM
3 26 (13.07%) vRealize
4 16 (8.04%) PowerCLI
5 11 (5.53%) Cisco CUCM
6 10 (5.03%) NetBackup
7 9 (4.52%) SCVMM
8 8 (4.02%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 4 (2.01%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (2.01%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (2.01%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (1.51%) AirWatch
10 3 (1.51%) SCOM
10 3 (1.51%) vMotion
10 3 (1.51%) WSUS
11 2 (1.01%) Ansible
11 2 (1.01%) Backup Exec
11 2 (1.01%) PaperCut
11 2 (1.01%) Tivoli
11 2 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 199 (100.00%) VMware
2 106 (53.27%) Microsoft
3 85 (42.71%) Cisco
4 51 (25.63%) Citrix
5 23 (11.56%) NetApp
6 22 (11.06%) Atlassian
7 20 (10.05%) HP
8 19 (9.55%) Oracle
9 18 (9.05%) Veeam
10 17 (8.54%) Dell
11 12 (6.03%) EMC
12 10 (5.03%) Google
13 9 (4.52%) Red Hat
14 7 (3.52%) 3PAR
15 6 (3.02%) SolarWinds
15 6 (3.02%) Symantec
16 5 (2.51%) Apple
16 5 (2.51%) Juniper
17 4 (2.01%) CommVault
17 4 (2.01%) Veritas