The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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)
England / North West
Rank 126 151 134
Rank change year-on-year +25 -17  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 2 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.078% 0.23% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 1.12% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Median daily rate £288 £263 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% -28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £220 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £388 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £49.50
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 the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 482 801 709
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.84% 20.86% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 392 325
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +2.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 51 68
Median hourly rate £42.48 £39.75 £46.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.85% -13.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £59.00
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the North West

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the North West

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Manchester +11 2 £288 +32.18% 2
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
England

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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 North West region with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) MCSE
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) IIS
4 3 (50.00%) CCNA
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (33.33%) EqualLogic
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (33.33%) Canon
5 2 (33.33%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) NetApp
5 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
5 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) Veeam
5 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (33.33%) SCCM
5 2 (33.33%) SCOM

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Server Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) LAMP
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) AS400
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) CentOS
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Document Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Software Licensing
3 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) MCSE
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCNA
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
3 1 (16.67%) NCDA
3 1 (16.67%) NCIE
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) MetaFrame
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 2 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Canon
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Dell
3 2 (33.33%) EqualLogic
3 2 (33.33%) Intel Security
3 2 (33.33%) NetApp
3 2 (33.33%) Symantec
3 2 (33.33%) Veeam
4 1 (16.67%) Avaya
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat