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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Certified Professional 5 (VCP5)
England / London
Rank 399 - 400
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VCP5 1 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% - 0.043%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.030% - 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £273
UK excluding London median daily rate - £420 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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 3338 3856 3537
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.15% 17.49% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2261 2720 2315
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £611 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 49 85
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% -15.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

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

VCP5
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
2 2 (66.67%) VCP6
2 2 (66.67%) Veeam
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) NFS
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) GCP
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

VCP5
Top Related 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) FCoE
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) EMC Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Platform Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) SAN Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior VMWare Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) VMWare Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) VCP6
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) RHCE
3 1 (33.33%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) GCP
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) NFS
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) Ansible
2 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) NetApp
2 2 (66.67%) Veeam
3 1 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 1 (33.33%) Brocade
3 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat