The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 64 65 68
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 7 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.95% 0.54% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.13% 2.27% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Median daily rate £350 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +25.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £425 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £429 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 £44.75
% change year-on-year -41.66% +34.07%  

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 Milton Keynes.

Academic & Professional Certification
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 329 176 231
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 44.52% 23.75% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 124 136
Median daily rate £425 £413 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +21.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 7
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -35.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (94.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (77.78%) ITIL
4 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
5 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (50.00%) SCCM
5 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (50.00%) Linux
6 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 8 (44.44%) DNS
6 8 (44.44%) Change Management
6 8 (44.44%) Firewall
6 8 (44.44%) Red Hat
6 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (44.44%) vCloud
6 8 (44.44%) ITIL V2
6 8 (44.44%) Docker
6 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
6 8 (44.44%) vRealize
6 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
6 8 (44.44%) CentOS
6 8 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (44.44%) Puppet
6 8 (44.44%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (38.89%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (38.89%) Capacity Management

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 6 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) DNS
1 8 (44.44%) Firewall
2 7 (38.89%) DHCP
2 7 (38.89%) WAN
3 6 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security
4 2 (11.11%) SAN
5 1 (5.56%) BIG-IP
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (5.56%) HTTP
5 1 (5.56%) IPsec
5 1 (5.56%) NAS
5 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.56%) SSL
5 1 (5.56%) Wireless
5 1 (5.56%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MSI
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Automation Specialist
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Data Centre Specialist
2 4 (22.22%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) VMware Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) VMWare Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Wintel Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Security Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) PKI
3 1 (5.56%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Linux
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (44.44%) CentOS
3 8 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.56%) Windows NT
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) ITIL
2 8 (44.44%) Change Management
2 8 (44.44%) ITIL V2
3 7 (38.89%) Capacity Management
3 7 (38.89%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.56%) Build Automation
6 1 (5.56%) DNA
6 1 (5.56%) Email Filtering
6 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.56%) Presales
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Server Building
6 1 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (5.56%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VB
2 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) CCNA
3 6 (33.33%) CCNP
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (33.33%) MCSA
4 4 (22.22%) DV Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) MCSE
6 2 (11.11%) VCP5
7 1 (5.56%) CCA
7 1 (5.56%) CCAA
7 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (94.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) Docker
2 8 (44.44%) vCloud
2 8 (44.44%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 6 (33.33%) ISA Server
4 5 (27.78%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (27.78%) UAG
5 2 (11.11%) XenApp
5 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (5.56%) Terminal Server
6 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) SCCM
2 8 (44.44%) Puppet
2 8 (44.44%) vRealize
3 4 (22.22%) SCOM
4 2 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (5.56%) AppDNA
5 1 (5.56%) EdgeSight
5 1 (5.56%) FortiGate
5 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (5.56%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 8 (44.44%) Red Hat
4 7 (38.89%) Cisco
4 7 (38.89%) Forcepoint
5 3 (16.67%) Remedy
6 2 (11.11%) Citrix
6 2 (11.11%) Computacenter
7 1 (5.56%) AppSense
7 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
7 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.56%) Clearswift
7 1 (5.56%) CommVault
7 1 (5.56%) EMC
7 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.56%) Genesys
7 1 (5.56%) HP
7 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
7 1 (5.56%) Juniper
7 1 (5.56%) NetApp