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 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 / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 157 131
Rank change year-on-year +23 -26  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 5 2 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.053% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 0.26% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 16
Median daily rate £425 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +19.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £338 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £438 £438
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 the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 529 781 754
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 17.96% 20.57% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 438 362
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £273 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 27 75
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +91.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.53 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £47.39 £52.08
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
Manchester +18 4 £525 +61.53% 3
Cheshire - 1 £325 - 2
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 North West region with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) MCSA
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (42.86%) HP
5 3 (42.86%) Apple
5 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (42.86%) HP AIS
5 3 (42.86%) ACSP
5 3 (42.86%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (42.86%) SCCM
5 3 (42.86%) vSphere
5 3 (42.86%) Office 365
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
5 3 (42.86%) IT Strategy
6 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (28.57%) NetApp
6 2 (28.57%) MCSE
6 2 (28.57%) CCNA
6 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 1 (14.29%) Citrix
7 1 (14.29%) Avaya
7 1 (14.29%) SAN

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring 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 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) NAS
1 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Technical Support
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Support
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (14.29%) Online Games
2 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) IT Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 1 (14.29%) Document Management
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
2 1 (14.29%) Task Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCSA
3 3 (42.86%) ACSP
3 3 (42.86%) HP AIS
3 3 (42.86%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) MCSE
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) MCITP
5 1 (14.29%) NCDA
5 1 (14.29%) NCIE
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (42.86%) vSphere
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Apple
3 3 (42.86%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) NetApp
5 1 (14.29%) Avaya
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto