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 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)
UK / Scotland
Rank 98 127 123
Rank change year-on-year +29 -4  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 4 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 0.27% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.37% 1.57% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
Median daily rate £463 £418 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% -  
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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 291 447 443
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 17.01% 17.32% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 238 238
Median daily rate £340 £375 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +7.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £267 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 30
Median hourly rate £47.23 £13.43 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +251.80% -51.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £31.20 £53.65
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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Edinburgh - 4 £463 -
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK

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

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

1 26 (100.00%) VMware
2 22 (84.62%) vSphere
3 18 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (69.23%) vRealize
4 15 (57.69%) DNS
4 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
5 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
5 14 (53.85%) SQL
5 14 (53.85%) ITIL
5 14 (53.85%) Windows
5 14 (53.85%) MS Excel
5 14 (53.85%) PowerShell
5 14 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (53.85%) PowerCLI
5 14 (53.85%) VSAN
6 13 (50.00%) DHCP
7 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (42.31%) Windows Server
8 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
8 11 (42.31%) SAN
9 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
10 8 (30.77%) Cisco
11 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
11 7 (26.92%) DevOps
12 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (19.23%) Linux
13 5 (19.23%) VXLAN
14 4 (15.38%) VCP6

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top Related 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 1 (3.85%) SAS
1 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) PaaS
2 2 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (7.69%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) DNS
2 14 (53.85%) VSAN
3 13 (50.00%) DHCP
4 11 (42.31%) SAN
5 5 (19.23%) VXLAN
6 3 (11.54%) LAN
6 3 (11.54%) WAN
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (7.69%) Firewall
7 2 (7.69%) VLAN
8 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Virtualisation Specialist
2 4 (15.38%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) PowerShell Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (3.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) J2EE
1 2 (7.69%) Java EE
1 2 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) EMC VNX
1 4 (15.38%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 3 (11.54%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (11.54%) Public Cloud
3 2 (7.69%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
1 14 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (42.31%) Windows Server
4 5 (19.23%) Linux
4 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (26.92%) DevOps
4 4 (15.38%) Scrum
5 3 (11.54%) Information Security
5 3 (11.54%) Kanban
5 3 (11.54%) TOGAF
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.85%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) PowerShell
1 14 (53.85%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) C
4 1 (3.85%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (15.38%) CCNP
4 4 (15.38%) VCAP
4 4 (15.38%) VCP6
5 3 (11.54%) CCNA
5 3 (11.54%) MCP
6 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (84.62%) vSphere
2 18 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 2 (7.69%) Docker
4 2 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.85%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (69.23%) vRealize
2 14 (53.85%) PowerCLI
3 4 (15.38%) Ansible
4 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) Cisco
4 4 (15.38%) EMC
5 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (7.69%) NetApp
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.85%) Citrix