Period
to 25 July 2021

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 6 months to 25 July 2021 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 483 347 574
Rank change year-on-year -136 +227 +11
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 32 34 35
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.21% 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 1.03% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 20
10th Percentile £285 £287 £295
25th Percentile £406 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £463
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +15.63%
75th Percentile £525 £525 £575
90th Percentile £570 £543 £650
England median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
10th Percentile £40.63 " "
25th Percentile £41.89 " £28.50
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £31.76
75th Percentile £46.25 " £34.51
90th Percentile £46.40 " "
England median hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £34.51
% change year-on-year +13.92% +14.46% -26.57%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4,776 3,311 6,367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.14% 20.40% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,185 2,279 4,251
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £427 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £515
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.91% +3.00%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £613
90th Percentile £713 £650 £700
England median daily rate £500 £482 £475
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.37% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 49 98
10th Percentile £18.72 £18.00 £11.58
25th Percentile £23.00 £21.00 £18.21
Median hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £27.75
Median % change year-on-year +5.71% +26.13% +32.14%
75th Percentile £49.57 £47.75 £47.75
90th Percentile £61.50 £52.15 £53.75
England median hourly rate £31.00 £31.39 £34.00
% change year-on-year -1.24% -7.68% +51.11%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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

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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in London.

Daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in London

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in London over the 6 months to 25 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in London

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

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in London.

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 6 months to 25 July 2021. 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 London +29 8 - - 1
West London - 4 £500 -
East London - 3 £400 - 2
Central London -22 2 £425 -5.56% 3
North London - 1 £263 -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 32 (100.00%) VMware
2 25 (78.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (68.75%) vSphere
4 14 (43.75%) Windows
5 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (31.25%) VCP6
6 10 (31.25%) Windows Server
6 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 10 (31.25%) Linux
7 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
7 9 (28.13%) vRealize
7 9 (28.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 9 (28.13%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (25.00%) VCAP
8 8 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (25.00%) HP
8 8 (25.00%) VCDX
8 8 (25.00%) Azure
9 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
9 7 (21.88%) MCSE
9 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (18.75%) Puppet
10 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (18.75%) ITIL
10 6 (18.75%) Dell
10 6 (18.75%) Finance
10 6 (18.75%) Migration
10 6 (18.75%) AWS
10 6 (18.75%) MCITP

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 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.38%) OpenStack
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (6.25%) SAS
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Azure
2 6 (18.75%) AWS
3 4 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (12.50%) IaaS
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (6.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (6.25%) Azure Storage
5 2 (6.25%) SaaS
6 1 (3.13%) Mimecast
6 1 (3.13%) OneDrive
6 1 (3.13%) OpenShift
6 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.50%) DNS
2 4 (12.50%) Firewall
2 4 (12.50%) iSCSI
2 4 (12.50%) SAN
3 3 (9.38%) DHCP
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (6.25%) NetScaler
4 2 (6.25%) VLAN
4 2 (6.25%) VPN
4 2 (6.25%) WAN
5 1 (3.13%) 4G
5 1 (3.13%) 5G
5 1 (3.13%) FCAPS
5 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.13%) MIMO
5 1 (3.13%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.13%) SD-WAN
5 1 (3.13%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2019
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
2 3 (9.38%) Documentation Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Social Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Law
3 2 (6.25%) Public Sector
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) VMware Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) VMware Consultant
5 4 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) HP Storage Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) SAN Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) SAN Storage Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) VMware Technical Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) REST
1 1 (3.13%) SAML
1 1 (3.13%) WSH
1 1 (3.13%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Clustering
2 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.38%) Replication
4 2 (6.25%) EMC VNX
5 1 (3.13%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Linux
2 10 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2019
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
8 1 (3.13%) CentOS
8 1 (3.13%) VMS
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (18.75%) ITIL
3 6 (18.75%) Migration
4 4 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (12.50%) DevOps
4 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (9.38%) IT Strategy
5 3 (9.38%) Project Delivery
5 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 2 (6.25%) Content Development
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.25%) Microservices
6 2 (6.25%) Patch Management
6 2 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (6.25%) Server Building
6 2 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
2 5 (15.63%) Python
3 4 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.25%) Java
5 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (31.25%) VCP6
3 8 (25.00%) VCAP
3 8 (25.00%) VCDX
4 7 (21.88%) MCSE
5 6 (18.75%) MCITP
6 5 (15.63%) CCNA
6 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
7 4 (12.50%) MCSA
7 4 (12.50%) RHCA
7 4 (12.50%) RHCE
7 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
8 3 (9.38%) Degree
8 3 (9.38%) MCP
9 2 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (3.13%) HND
10 1 (3.13%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO 22301
1 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.13%) NIST
1 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (78.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (68.75%) vSphere
3 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
3 9 (28.13%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
5 3 (9.38%) vCloud
5 3 (9.38%) VMware NSX
6 2 (6.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (3.13%) Ceph
7 1 (3.13%) Docker
7 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) vRealize
2 6 (18.75%) Puppet
3 5 (15.63%) Ansible
3 5 (15.63%) vCenter Server
3 5 (15.63%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 4 (12.50%) SCOM
4 4 (12.50%) Terraform
5 2 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
5 2 (6.25%) PowerCLI
5 2 (6.25%) vMotion
6 1 (3.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
6 1 (3.13%) CASB
6 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (3.13%) Salt
6 1 (3.13%) SCOrch
6 1 (3.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.00%) HP
4 6 (18.75%) Dell
5 5 (15.63%) Cisco
5 5 (15.63%) Citrix
6 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
7 3 (9.38%) EMC
7 3 (9.38%) Juniper
7 3 (9.38%) SolarWinds
8 2 (6.25%) 3PAR
8 2 (6.25%) CommVault
8 2 (6.25%) IBM
8 2 (6.25%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
8 2 (6.25%) Veeam
9 1 (3.13%) Avaya
9 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
9 1 (3.13%) NEC
9 1 (3.13%) Symantec