The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
North West / Lancashire
Rank - 50 -
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 0.23% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £381 £325
% change year-on-year -6.55% +17.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £58.75 £44.75
% change year-on-year -40.42% +31.28%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 96 147 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 45.71% 34.11% 33.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 82 68
Median daily rate £500 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £260 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 17 11
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.00 £43.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £13.50 £25.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.15 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in Lancashire

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in Lancashire

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) CentOS
2 1 (50.00%) Veeam
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (50.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Software Licensing

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 2 (100.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
1 1 (50.00%) SQL DBA
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) LAMP
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) AS400
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) CentOS
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Software Licensing
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) MetaFrame
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Canon
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (50.00%) Intel Security
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Veeam