Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 148 197
Rank change year-on-year -22 +49 -15
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 11 36 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.22% 0.83% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.54% 3.68% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 24 0
Scotland median daily rate £388 £345 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.32% - -
UK median daily rate £363 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -9.38% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Scotland median hourly rate £26.25 £19.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -1.27% -
10th Percentile £25.13 £16.70 £16.75
90th Percentile £26.88 £21.90 £24.00
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £21.50 £37.48
% change year-on-year +22.09% -42.64% +74.33%

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 Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 713 978 1003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.15% 22.67% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 604 532
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% - -2.02%
10th Percentile £208 £250 £213
90th Percentile £513 £466 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 35 26
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £36.00 £28.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +27.19% +48.97%
10th Percentile £12.80 £12.10 £13.50
90th Percentile £46.50 £48.70 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.23% +3.00% +31.58%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 24 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
Edinburgh -22 6 £388 -8.82% 1
North Lanarkshire -2 3 - -
Glasgow -9 2 - -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (81.82%) Cisco
2 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 7 (63.64%) SAN
4 6 (54.55%) CCNP
4 6 (54.55%) SCCM
4 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (54.55%) Veeam
4 6 (54.55%) vSphere
5 5 (45.45%) Office 365
5 5 (45.45%) CCNA
5 5 (45.45%) Citrix
5 5 (45.45%) HP
5 5 (45.45%) Dell
5 5 (45.45%) Windows
6 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
6 4 (36.36%) Sophos
6 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (36.36%) Linux
6 4 (36.36%) MCSA
6 4 (36.36%) VPN
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (36.36%) WSUS
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (36.36%) VMware NSX
7 3 (27.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 3 (27.27%) VXLAN
7 3 (27.27%) DevOps

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) SAN
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (36.36%) VPN
3 3 (27.27%) Firewall
3 3 (27.27%) LAN
3 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 3 (27.27%) VXLAN
3 3 (27.27%) WAN
3 3 (27.27%) Wireless
4 2 (18.18%) BGP
4 2 (18.18%) EIGRP
4 2 (18.18%) OSPF
4 2 (18.18%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (18.18%) VLAN
4 2 (18.18%) VSAN
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (9.09%) DHCP
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) LDAP
5 1 (9.09%) Software-Defined Networking
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Network Support
3 2 (18.18%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (9.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 3 (27.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 2 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (18.18%) Private Cloud
4 1 (9.09%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (18.18%) CentOS
4 2 (18.18%) Unix
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Database Tuning
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
3 2 (18.18%) Biometrics
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Kanban
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
1 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (54.55%) CCNP
3 5 (45.45%) CCNA
4 4 (36.36%) MCSA
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (27.27%) ACSA
5 3 (27.27%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (27.27%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (18.18%) A+ Certification
6 2 (18.18%) CCENT
6 2 (18.18%) MCITP
6 2 (18.18%) MCSE
6 2 (18.18%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
2 2 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (54.55%) vSphere
3 4 (36.36%) VMware NSX
4 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
5 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
6 1 (9.09%) Docker
6 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) SCCM
2 4 (36.36%) WSUS
3 3 (27.27%) Backup Exec
3 3 (27.27%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (18.18%) AirWatch
4 2 (18.18%) SCOM
5 1 (9.09%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (81.82%) Cisco
3 6 (54.55%) Veeam
4 5 (45.45%) Citrix
4 5 (45.45%) Dell
4 5 (45.45%) HP
5 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
5 4 (36.36%) Sophos
6 3 (27.27%) Apple
6 3 (27.27%) Google
6 3 (27.27%) Juniper
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) Symantec
6 3 (27.27%) Veritas
7 2 (18.18%) Avaya
7 2 (18.18%) EMC
7 2 (18.18%) Meru Networks
7 2 (18.18%) NetApp
7 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
8 1 (9.09%) F5