The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 133 137
Rank change year-on-year +29 +4  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 7 20 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.33% 0.69% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.22% 2.68% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 1
Median daily rate £250 £375 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.28% +27.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £370
% change year-on-year -9.37% +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £37.75 -
% change year-on-year -52.31% -  

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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 316 745 505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 14.75% 25.73% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 426 248
Median daily rate £375 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 26
Median hourly rate £32.00 £40.00 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +37.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £20.70 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

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

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

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

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

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

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

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 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
Falkirk - 3 £250 -
Edinburgh +9 2 £300 -30.43%
Glasgow +3 2 - - 1
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 11 (100.00%) VMware
1 11 (100.00%) vSphere
2 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco
4 5 (45.45%) SAN
5 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
5 4 (36.36%) CCNP
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 4 (36.36%) PaaS
5 4 (36.36%) Veeam
5 4 (36.36%) VCAP
5 4 (36.36%) Ansible
5 4 (36.36%) VCP6
5 4 (36.36%) vRealize
6 3 (27.27%) VXLAN
6 3 (27.27%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (27.27%) DevOps
6 3 (27.27%) vMotion
6 3 (27.27%) HP StoreVirtual
6 3 (27.27%) HP Storage
6 3 (27.27%) 3PAR
6 3 (27.27%) Replication
6 3 (27.27%) VPN
6 3 (27.27%) Migration
6 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 3 (27.27%) HP

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) PaaS
2 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (18.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) SAN
2 3 (27.27%) VPN
2 3 (27.27%) VXLAN
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 2 (18.18%) VSAN
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) BGP
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
4 1 (9.09%) OSPF
4 1 (9.09%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (9.09%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Administrator
1 3 (27.27%) VMWare Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Senior DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) J2EE
1 2 (18.18%) Java EE
1 2 (18.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) HP Storage
1 3 (27.27%) HP StoreVirtual
1 3 (27.27%) Replication
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) EMC VNX
2 2 (18.18%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (9.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
1 6 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (18.18%) CentOS
2 2 (18.18%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) DevOps
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CCNP
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (36.36%) VCAP
1 4 (36.36%) VCP6
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
2 2 (18.18%) MCSA
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) vSphere
2 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (27.27%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (18.18%) Docker
4 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Ansible
1 4 (36.36%) vRealize
2 3 (27.27%) vMotion
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (18.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
3 4 (36.36%) Veeam
4 3 (27.27%) 3PAR
4 3 (27.27%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) Avaya
5 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
5 2 (18.18%) EMC
6 1 (9.09%) F5
6 1 (9.09%) Sophos