Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 528 498
Rank change year-on-year -14 -30 +23
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 92 87 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.17% 1.13% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 66 72
London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -1.64%
10th Percentile £313 £286 £263
90th Percentile £538 £634 £488
England median daily rate £373 £400 £373
% change year-on-year -6.88% +7.38% +6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £31.25 £28.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year +11.61% -38.46% +111.63%

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 7835 7708 7478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.65% 17.16% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5215 4974 4935
London median daily rate £475 £459 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.54% +1.94% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £626
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 113 138
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.23 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.20% -3.85% +12.68%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.60 £12.02
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.84 £46.90
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Central London +7 15 £475 +40.74% 1
North London -9 4 £500 +11.11%
West London - 2 £331 - 3
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 92 (100.00%) VMware
2 54 (58.70%) Windows
3 46 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (46.74%) Active Directory
5 40 (43.48%) Microsoft
6 37 (40.22%) Windows Server
7 35 (38.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (33.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (29.35%) Cisco Certification
10 26 (28.26%) MCSE
10 26 (28.26%) Microsoft Azure
11 25 (27.17%) Finance
12 24 (26.09%) vSphere
13 23 (25.00%) ITIL
14 22 (23.91%) Office 365
14 22 (23.91%) PowerShell
14 22 (23.91%) SCCM
15 20 (21.74%) SCOM
15 20 (21.74%) MS Exchange
16 19 (20.65%) Windows Server 2008
17 18 (19.57%) VMware ESXi
17 18 (19.57%) SAN
17 18 (19.57%) Citrix
18 17 (18.48%) Cisco
19 15 (16.30%) Amazon AWS
19 15 (16.30%) MCITP
19 15 (16.30%) CCNA
19 15 (16.30%) VMware NSX
20 13 (14.13%) vCloud
20 13 (14.13%) Windows 7

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 20 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.26%) IIS
5 1 (1.09%) Apache
5 1 (1.09%) SAS
5 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 26 (28.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (23.91%) Office 365
3 15 (16.30%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (6.52%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.09%) IaaS
5 1 (1.09%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.57%) SAN
2 13 (14.13%) Firewall
3 10 (10.87%) DNS
4 9 (9.78%) TCP/IP
5 8 (8.70%) LAN
5 8 (8.70%) WAN
6 5 (5.43%) DHCP
7 4 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (4.35%) NAS
8 3 (3.26%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.17%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.17%) VLAN
9 2 (2.17%) VPN
10 1 (1.09%) BGP
10 1 (1.09%) Internet
10 1 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (1.09%) IPsec
10 1 (1.09%) MPLS
10 1 (1.09%) Network Security
10 1 (1.09%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.26%) Big Data
1 3 (3.26%) Hadoop
1 3 (3.26%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (1.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) InstallShield
General
1 25 (27.17%) Finance
2 13 (14.13%) Banking
3 8 (8.70%) Retail
4 7 (7.61%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.43%) Games
5 5 (5.43%) Legal
6 4 (4.35%) Law
7 3 (3.26%) Advertising
8 1 (1.09%) Private Banking
8 1 (1.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (25.00%) Architect
2 20 (21.74%) Consultant
3 16 (17.39%) VMware Consultant
4 14 (15.22%) VMware Engineer
5 12 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (13.04%) Infrastructure Manager
6 9 (9.78%) VMware Architect
7 7 (7.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (7.61%) Systems Manager
8 6 (6.52%) Administrator
8 6 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.43%) Senior Architect
9 5 (5.43%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
11 3 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.26%) Support Engineer
11 3 (3.26%) Virtualisation Consultant
11 3 (3.26%) Wintel Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.61%) Clustering
4 6 (6.52%) BYOD
5 5 (5.43%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Licensing
5 5 (5.43%) Online Games
5 5 (5.43%) Replication
6 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.26%) Blackberry
6 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.17%) Fintech
8 1 (1.09%) Blog
8 1 (1.09%) CMDB
8 1 (1.09%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.09%) PKI
8 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (58.70%) Windows
2 37 (40.22%) Windows Server
3 31 (33.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (20.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (14.13%) Windows 7
6 12 (13.04%) Windows 10
7 10 (10.87%) Linux
8 8 (8.70%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.26%) Android
9 3 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.26%) Solaris
9 3 (3.26%) Windows Phone
9 3 (3.26%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.17%) CentOS
10 2 (2.17%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.00%) ITIL
2 12 (13.04%) High Availability
2 12 (13.04%) Virtual Environments
3 10 (10.87%) Capacity Planning
3 10 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (10.87%) TOGAF
4 7 (7.61%) Incident Management
4 7 (7.61%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (6.52%) Business Continuity
5 6 (6.52%) Converged Infrastructure
5 6 (6.52%) Investment Management
6 5 (5.43%) Change Control
6 5 (5.43%) DevOps
6 5 (5.43%) E-Commerce
6 5 (5.43%) Migration
6 5 (5.43%) People Management
6 5 (5.43%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (5.43%) Problem Management
6 5 (5.43%) Software Licensing
6 5 (5.43%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.91%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (1.09%) C
3 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (38.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (29.35%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (28.26%) MCSE
4 15 (16.30%) CCNA
4 15 (16.30%) MCITP
5 12 (13.04%) CCNP
6 11 (11.96%) Degree
6 11 (11.96%) VCP6
7 8 (8.70%) MCP
8 7 (7.61%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (7.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (7.61%) VCP5
9 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 6 (6.52%) VCAP
10 5 (5.43%) CCA
10 5 (5.43%) RHCE
10 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
10 5 (5.43%) Security Cleared
11 4 (4.35%) CCSP
12 3 (3.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.13%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (46.74%) Active Directory
3 24 (26.09%) vSphere
4 18 (19.57%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (16.30%) VMware NSX
6 13 (14.13%) Hyper-V
6 13 (14.13%) vCloud
7 7 (7.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (4.35%) XenApp
9 2 (2.17%) NFS
9 2 (2.17%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.09%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.09%) Docker
10 1 (1.09%) KVM
10 1 (1.09%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.09%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (23.91%) SCCM
2 20 (21.74%) SCOM
3 12 (13.04%) vCenter Server
4 8 (8.70%) NetBackup
4 8 (8.70%) vRealize
5 7 (7.61%) Backup Exec
6 6 (6.52%) PowerCLI
7 5 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (4.35%) WSUS
9 3 (3.26%) Ansible
10 2 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (2.17%) vMotion
11 1 (1.09%) AppDNA
11 1 (1.09%) EdgeSight
11 1 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (1.09%) Puppet
11 1 (1.09%) SCOrch
11 1 (1.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 92 (100.00%) VMware
2 40 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 18 (19.57%) Citrix
4 17 (18.48%) Cisco
5 10 (10.87%) HP
6 7 (7.61%) Veeam
7 6 (6.52%) AppSense
7 6 (6.52%) CheckPoint
7 6 (6.52%) EMC
7 6 (6.52%) Sophos
8 5 (5.43%) Brocade
8 5 (5.43%) IBM
9 4 (4.35%) Google
9 4 (4.35%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.26%) Apple
10 3 (3.26%) EqualLogic
10 3 (3.26%) NetApp
10 3 (3.26%) Oracle
10 3 (3.26%) StorageTek
10 3 (3.26%) Sun