The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for VCP5 qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 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.

VMware Certified Professional 5 (VCP5)
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 417 423 423
Rank change year-on-year +6 0  
Contract jobs citing VCP5 1 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.005% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.030% 0.028% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 10
Median daily rate £550 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate - £370 £425
% change year-on-year - -12.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 -

VCP5 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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3389 3624 3649
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.56% 16.95% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2216 2514 2343
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 43 95
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.40% -23.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.02 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

VCP5
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing VCP5 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for VCP5 in London

VCP5
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VCP5 in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VCP5 in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VCP5 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 London region with a requirement for VCP5.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) EdgeSight
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenServer
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) VCP4
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Brocade
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Linux

VCP5
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (50.00%) SMTP
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Platform Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) CCEA
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) RHCE
2 1 (50.00%) VCP4
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (50.00%) Terminal Server
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
1 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (50.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) EdgeSight
1 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) Brocade
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat