The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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 (VCP)
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 385 371 372
Rank change year-on-year -14 +1  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 39 56 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.19% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.14% 1.52% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 47 48
Median daily rate £475 £365 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.13% +21.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.75 -
% change year-on-year -43.04% -  

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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3432 3693 3573
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.49% 16.96% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2245 2560 2300
Median daily rate £475 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 43 91
Median hourly rate £18.85 £18.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.89% -24.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.02 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

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

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

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in London

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in London

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -7 6 £475 +28.37% 2
Chessington - 1 £450 -
Twickenham - 1 £363 -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 London region with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 83 (100.00%) VMware
2 55 (66.27%) Windows
3 51 (61.45%) Active Directory
3 51 (61.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (54.22%) Microsoft
5 40 (48.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (44.58%) ITIL
6 37 (44.58%) PowerShell
7 32 (38.55%) vSphere
7 32 (38.55%) Windows Server
8 28 (33.73%) SCCM
9 26 (31.33%) Citrix
10 24 (28.92%) SAN
10 24 (28.92%) MCSE
10 24 (28.92%) Finance
10 24 (28.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (27.71%) Service Management
11 23 (27.71%) HP
12 22 (26.51%) Firewall
13 21 (25.30%) SCOM
14 20 (24.10%) Hyper-V
14 20 (24.10%) vCenter Server
15 19 (22.89%) Microsoft Azure
15 19 (22.89%) Cisco Certification
15 19 (22.89%) Cisco
16 17 (20.48%) Office 365
16 17 (20.48%) Data Centre
17 16 (19.28%) MS Exchange
18 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
18 15 (18.07%) VCP6

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
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 16 (19.28%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.02%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.41%) IIS
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.20%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (20.48%) Office 365
3 12 (14.46%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.20%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (28.92%) SAN
2 22 (26.51%) Firewall
3 12 (14.46%) NAS
4 11 (13.25%) DNS
5 8 (9.64%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (9.64%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (9.64%) LAN
5 8 (9.64%) WAN
6 6 (7.23%) DHCP
6 6 (7.23%) NetScaler
6 6 (7.23%) TCP/IP
6 6 (7.23%) VSAN
7 5 (6.02%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (4.82%) Skype
9 3 (3.61%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.41%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
11 1 (1.20%) Network Security
11 1 (1.20%) SMTP
11 1 (1.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (6.02%) Big Data
3 5 (6.02%) Hadoop
3 5 (6.02%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (6.02%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (28.92%) Finance
2 10 (12.05%) Law
3 5 (6.02%) Back Office
3 5 (6.02%) Banking
3 5 (6.02%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.82%) Legal
5 2 (2.41%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.41%) Retail
6 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (27.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (26.51%) Architect
3 15 (18.07%) VMware Engineer
4 12 (14.46%) Consultant
5 9 (10.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (8.43%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 6 (7.23%) Administrator
8 5 (6.02%) Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (6.02%) Technical Architect
8 5 (6.02%) Virtualisation Architect
9 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.82%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) VMware Architect
10 3 (3.61%) Citrix Architect
10 3 (3.61%) Cloud Architect
10 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.48%) Data Centre
2 13 (15.66%) Clustering
3 8 (9.64%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.23%) BYOD
4 6 (7.23%) PKI
5 5 (6.02%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (4.82%) Blackberry
7 3 (3.61%) EMC VNX
7 3 (3.61%) HP Storage
8 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.41%) EPoS
8 2 (2.41%) Hedge funds
8 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.41%) Private Cloud
8 2 (2.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (2.41%) Wiki
9 1 (1.20%) CMDB
9 1 (1.20%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 55 (66.27%) Windows
2 32 (38.55%) Windows Server
3 24 (28.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (16.87%) Linux
5 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (10.84%) Windows 10
7 8 (9.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (8.43%) Windows 7
8 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (7.23%) CentOS
10 5 (6.02%) Solaris
10 5 (6.02%) Windows Vista
11 4 (4.82%) Android
11 4 (4.82%) Windows Phone
12 2 (2.41%) HPUX
13 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (44.58%) ITIL
2 23 (27.71%) Service Management
3 14 (16.87%) ITIL V3
4 13 (15.66%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 13 (15.66%) Migration
5 11 (13.25%) TOGAF
6 7 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.43%) Change Management
6 7 (8.43%) ITSM
7 6 (7.23%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (7.23%) Converged Infrastructure
7 6 (7.23%) DevOps
7 6 (7.23%) Investment Management
7 6 (7.23%) Network Management
7 6 (7.23%) Virtual Environments
8 5 (6.02%) Asset Management
8 5 (6.02%) Mathematics
8 5 (6.02%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (6.02%) Service Design
8 5 (6.02%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 37 (44.58%) PowerShell
2 7 (8.43%) Python
3 6 (7.23%) C#
4 2 (2.41%) SQL
5 1 (1.20%) Java
5 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 40 (48.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (28.92%) MCSE
3 19 (22.89%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (18.07%) VCP6
5 11 (13.25%) Citrix Certification
5 11 (13.25%) MCP
5 11 (13.25%) SC Cleared
5 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
6 10 (12.05%) VCAP
7 9 (10.84%) CCNA
8 8 (9.64%) Degree
8 8 (9.64%) MCITP
9 6 (7.23%) MCSA
10 5 (6.02%) CCSP
10 5 (6.02%) DV Cleared
10 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 4 (4.82%) CCNP
11 4 (4.82%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (3.61%) CCA
13 2 (2.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (61.45%) Active Directory
1 51 (61.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (38.55%) vSphere
3 20 (24.10%) Hyper-V
4 10 (12.05%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (9.64%) XenApp
5 8 (9.64%) XenDesktop
6 7 (8.43%) DFS Replication
7 5 (6.02%) vCloud
8 4 (4.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (3.61%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (2.41%) Terminal Server
10 2 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (2.41%) VMware Server
11 1 (1.20%) ISA Server
11 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.20%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.20%) UAG
11 1 (1.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (33.73%) SCCM
2 21 (25.30%) SCOM
3 20 (24.10%) vCenter Server
4 14 (16.87%) PowerCLI
5 12 (14.46%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (8.43%) vRealize
7 6 (7.23%) NetBackup
7 6 (7.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (6.02%) WMI
9 4 (4.82%) vMotion
10 2 (2.41%) Ansible
11 1 (1.20%) EdgeSight
11 1 (1.20%) EMC VPLEX
11 1 (1.20%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (1.20%) Puppet
11 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (1.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 83 (100.00%) VMware
2 45 (54.22%) Microsoft
3 26 (31.33%) Citrix
4 23 (27.71%) HP
5 19 (22.89%) Cisco
6 9 (10.84%) EMC
7 8 (9.64%) AppSense
7 8 (9.64%) Red Hat
7 8 (9.64%) ServiceNow
8 7 (8.43%) Symantec
9 6 (7.23%) Lumension
9 6 (7.23%) SolarWinds
9 6 (7.23%) Splunk
10 5 (6.02%) 3PAR
10 5 (6.02%) Apple
10 5 (6.02%) StorageTek
10 5 (6.02%) Sun
11 4 (4.82%) Intel
11 4 (4.82%) McAfee
12 3 (3.61%) Dell
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